Feature Interviews

  • What’s the most important thing you’re working on right now? We’re reviewing our PM Platform to ensure we can offer the best service and efficiencies, backed with effective communication to our clients – both landlords and tenants. We’ve set up a review committee who are currently reviewing the needs of our PMs and those of our clients (again, both landlords…

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  • What’s the most important thing you’re working on right now? A new human resources cloud-based platform that will streamline the induction and continual smooth running of the employee systems in the office. My boss and I are in talks with our HR representative and the CRM provider to negotiate terms. If successful, I will be responsible for championing the roll-out…

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  • Eleven-times world cycling champion and Olympic Gold medallist Anna Meares offered an inspirational perspective into the mindset and physical stamina required of champions when she presented at Connect 2018 on Tuesday. “My career success has not been defined by being undefeated. It’s been defined by overcoming challenge and adversity along the way,” she said. A coal miner’s daughter, Ms Meares…

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  • Where do great ideas in your business come from? We have a strong collaborative focus in our business; many ideas come from within and others come from the coaches and mentors we engage with. Dr Fred Grosse is a mentor of mine and he has been helpful in providing me with industry connections to people performing well in the virtual…

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  • When it comes to leadership mistakes, former Prime Minister John Howard yesterday joked to Cass Charlesworth, his biggest was a shoddy cricket bowl against the Pakistani army in Kashmir. The infamous 2005 footage of the then PM’s bowling attempt has haunted the cricket tragic ever since; but, according to Mr Howard, the true test of leadership is learning not to…

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  • In a five part series, we caught up with some of the keynote speakers ahead of The Business of Real Estate 2018 to find out more about their businesses, where great ideas come from and how they onboard new team members. Part One features Stefanie Dobro of Caporn Young.

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  • When First National Byron Bay principal and director Chris Hanley speaks of his agency, he talks in terms of the “likeable people” who make up his team. “Basically, they’re just good people who happen to be real estate agents,” he reflects. “We have four women who have made a huge contribution to us being named the top sales office of the…

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  • jason roach

    A banker for 20 years, it was a connection with Charles Tarbey and a desire to stop travelling for work which drew Jason Roach to real estate. Now he’s the principal of C21 Northside – Lindfield and a holder of the network’s prestigious Double Centurion status. One of the striking things about Jason Roach’s career is that he hasn’t seen…

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  • What was your first ever job and what did it teach you? My first job was at Target Brookside when I was in Year 10. It taught me communication skills. You need to be able to deal with all different people from all different walks of life and understand that everyone has a story. After a brief stint on the…

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  • TRANSCRIPT Claudio Encina: Here we are at AREC 2018, Elite Agent stand, and we’ve got a special guest today, Evan Broadbent. So Evan, tell us a little bit about yourself. You own Harcourts Warragul in Victoria, and you got another company called Quickrealestate. Give us a little bit of an insight on both the businesses. Evan Broadbent: 20th year in…

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  • TRANSCRIPT   Samantha: Hi everyone, Samantha McLean from Elite Agent Magazine at the AREC 2018 couch. This is one of my most exciting interviews with two of the best guys in real estate: Chris Hanley from Byron Bay First National. Welcome, Chris. And Phil Harris who’s just come offstage this morning from Harris Real Estate in South Australia. Now Byron…

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  • TRANSCRIPT Samantha: Welcome back to the AREC 2018 couch. And my guest here right now is Sean Hughes from Realmark Coastal. Welcome Sean. Sean: Thanks for having us. Samantha: Who was your favourite speaker? Sean: Gavin Rubenstein was really quite good. So, some of the people were yesterday Peter was exceptional as well. Lots of different messages, but it seems…

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  • Monika Tu’s career has gone from strength to strength. Since getting her start in real estate in 2009, when she used personal experience to launch Black Diamondz Property Concierge, to being named a finalist at the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2018, Monika’s success shows no sign of slowing. It’s easy to see why Monika Tu has made the…

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  • What do a pizza, a walk in the park, a haircut, a cocktail and a cup of tea have in common? They’re the key elements in a $50,000 award-winning marketing campaign that successfully promoted the Laing+Simmons real estate brand last year. Entitled Memorable Moments, the campaign took out the Annual REA Excellence Award for Brand Campaign of the Year – Residential. Laing+Simmons Managing Director Leanne Pilkington says…

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