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    Ray White transforms the rental experience by collaborating with Snug

    Rental application and inspection booking platform Snug.com, has formally announced its commercial partnership with Ray White, with the group having now onboarded more than 100 offices to its software platform. …

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  • Savvy

    5 insider tips for your clients investing in property in Australia

    Buying property can be complex. Whether investors are buying their first property or not, budgeting for their investment involves lots of market research and planning. …

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  • Rex Software online learning program aims to foster closer ties with users

    Real estate industry CRM platform Rex Software has just announced a new initiative to give agents a boost, with a free two-month program aimed at helping better integrate technology into their businesses to drive productivity and build better relationships with clients. …

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  • Eight traits of high-performing sales agents

    Albert Einstein has famously been quoted to say, 'Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result". …

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  • Why online reviews are essential for real estate in 2021

    There’s a lot more to online reviews that just five stars, and interaction management platform Podium knows the huge impact that can have on Australian real estate. …

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  • Listings and appraisals: The alpha and the omega

    What comes first, the chicken or the egg? The question is a metaphoric adjective describing situations where it is not clear which of two events should be considered the cause, and which should be considered the effect; and in real estate, this applies to appraisals and listings. …

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  • :Different launches Partner Program, rent roll management-as-a-service

    Property management disruptor :Different has launched a new Partner Program with an offering targeted at agencies and selling principals. :Different say their offering is best described as a “rent roll management-as-a-service” that’s first of its kind. The new service will see :Different leverage their team of experienced property managers, industry-leading operations, and world-class tech to help take the hassle out of managing a rent roll for agencies. …

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  • How to avoid property scams as the market returns to life

    With auction levels beginning to strengthen and state borders beginning to re-open, now is the time to make the most of clients looking to buy and sell. Technology can make it easier to facilitate a property deal, however your client may have concerns when it comes to security. The good news is, as with most things, some technologies are better than others to protect your clients from cybercrime. …

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  • Eview Group enters the commercial arena, joining forces with Melbourne agency

    The Eview Group has confirmed their expansion into the commercial sector, as they broaden their scope and announce their latest partnership with Commercial Real Estate Group. Founded by Robert Renner, Commercial Real Estate Group is the accumulation of a life-long love affair with property, together with an unwavering passion and commitment to navigate and service an expanding clientele. Joining the undeniably robust and expansive network of Eview Group agents, …

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  • Homely supports Harcourts Property Centre’s Hairgust fundraiser

    Homely.com.au has sponsored Harcourts Property Centre’s Hairgust fundraiser, by donating $3000 towards pancreatic and bowel cancer research.Harcourts Property Centre Co-Directors Aaron Brooks and Sam Devlin ‘dared to hair’ by donning wigs during August to raise awareness and funds for Bowel Cancer Australia and the Pancare Foundation.“Both Sam and I have had personal experiences with cancer, and we’re so thankful for Homely’s support to a great cause that is so dear to us and close to our team’s hearts,” …

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  • Eview set their sights on the south-side of Sydney

    The Eview Group, has set their sights on the south-side of Sydney, launching an unapologetically sleek and fearless partnership.With almost four decades of combined real estate expertise, Danny Fox and Jed Wood are ready to inject leading industry innovation, as they commit to high-end, client-centric service through their savvy, bold brand, Fox & Wood. “It’s been nothing but pure delight, as we witnessed this modern and daring brand come to life, …

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  • Coping through COVID: tools to help you list and sell

    Online auctions, virtual property tours and eSignatures are the new normal for selling houses. As agents, vendors and buyers adjust, selecting the right marketing tools could be the difference between a successful sale and a withdrawn property. Nailing the digital experience can be expensive. Creating high quality video, virtual reality walk-throughs and eSigning platforms all costs money. Plus, property styling remains key to attracting buyers and selling at the highest price. …

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  • Using online sales platforms during COVID-19: words of advice.

    With the growing number of COVID-19 cases each day, agents are being forced to limit interactions, physical contact and social gatherings: all staples on every agent’s to-do list. For an industry whose lifeblood is dealing with people, this is a huge curveball to overcome for the real estate sector – agents need to come up with new ways to market properties, …

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  • Relationships in real estate in an era of PropTech

    Over the last decade, PropTech has been changing the way the real estate industry operates, but at its core, property is about people. It’s always been said that real estate is a relationships business and even with the influx of PropTech firms that make transactions both easier and more transparent, buyers and sellers still need a certain level of human interaction and support in what is often the biggest investment they will make in their lifetimes. …

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  • 2020 – New decade, new challenges: How to stay relevant in the digital age

    If there’s one thing we know for sure, it’s that the real estate industry is changing – and it’s happening fast.  The rate of change is only accelerating and without a doubt will continue to do so in the decade ahead. Driven by new expectations of competitive pricing yet 24/7 personalised service, the sector sits at a junction where implementing technology in the right way will be the difference between failure and success. …

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  • New proptech ListReady is capturing the market with a clever alternative to manage property listing expenses

    Marketing is one of the best investments a vendor can make to attract buyers and create competition. An innovative tech-based ‘pay later’ solution is revolutionising this process by providing an alternative to credit cards to cover advertising and other listing-related expenses. …

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  • Designing for delight

    Chuck McDowell won’t be taking a long holiday this Christmas. Yes, the MRI Software Senior Vice President, will make a quick trip across the Pacific Ocean to see family in Atlanta, Georgia, but then he’ll be straight back to work. MRI Software acquired homegrown property management software solutions company Rockend in July, which means Chuck (officially named Charles) is more than happy to cut his holiday short to strengthen the company’s position in the Australian market. …

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  • Don’t be a fire risk: Preparing rentals for bushfire season

    With bushfire season starting earlier, and lasting longer, landlords and property professionals need to make sure investments and incomes are better protected should disaster strike, says insurance leader Sharon Fox-Slater.  This comment comes on the back of the New South Wales Rural Fire Service being forced to bring forward the start of its bushfire danger period by two months. And, the news in Queensland is that fire season is also already underway. …

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  • Measure it and manage it: PropertyMe

    “If you can’t measure it you can’t manage it”, and according to Lisa Pentland of PropertyMe, that’s just one of the reasons more and more large real estate offices are making the change from legacy products to PropertyMe’s Cloud platform. PropertyMe is online property management software for property managers that allows them to save time… …

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  • Do more, use less

    The current market shift has prompted the consistent asking of a question that sounds as though it contradicts itself. ‘How can I reduce printing and photocopying costs when agents need to print and be more active in the market than ever before?’ These are my top tips for reducing overheads while increasing go-to marketing collateral. Reduce wastage Not only is this good for the hip pocket but also for the environment. …

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  • An ongoing success: Mark Sinclair

    We recently facilitated a sale of a business as a going concern with positive outcomes for both buyer and seller. While there was additional due diligence and settlement requirements, this deal was relatively seamless for everyone involved. With so much interest from agency owners keen to understand each selling option and which is best for them, we wanted to share this recent transaction and some of the lessons learned. …

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  • Changing a company’s ways: 12 months inside Console HQ

    It has been a year since my appointment as CEO of Console, a year of change and significant improvements. I love working with companies that embrace change and are open to new ideas. Due to the commitment and attitude of our team, we’ve made some huge strides towards our goals. I believe our customers, current and future, are starting to reap the benefits of this improvement. …

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  • Ray White study shows principals earn more than the benchmark

    LEADERSHIP and dogged determination are what the company say underpins a new Ray White achievement. According to a recent study principals earned 76 per cent more than their Australian industry peers in 2018. Ray White reviewed the 2018 financial year results for 269 of its own Australian businesses and then compared it The Australian Benchmark Report (Real Estate Agents 2018), produced by benchmarking.com.au Pty Ltd. …

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  • Training Day: Melinda Cotton

    Property management can be a complex role. The property manager’s primary role is to manage the tenancy of rental properties, but it comes with a multitude of areas of responsibility – including the maintenance, security and functionality of a given property. Then one must factor in the human component, including the needs and desires of the property owner, the tenant and the owner of the real estate agency he or she works for. …

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  • The Cimino Connection

    If property investment is a numbers game, Michael Cimino is superbly positioned to lead the field. Having spent much of his career as a financial service professional with ‘big four’ practices, he was persuaded to leave his high-profile role at a nationally recognised superannuation consultancy just under 12 months ago to head the property management division of burgeoning Melbourne business Inner Real Estate (IRE). …

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  • How to unlock your technology superpowers

    While it can’t magically give you more time, the right technology can help you do more and provide your customers with a valuable and personalised experience. But there’s no point simply using technology for technology’s sake. The value of implementing the right technology lies in its ability to save everyone time, over and over again. Here are three ways technology can help you get more out of each day: 1. …

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  • Why you need to be an early tech adopter

    Because we cannot see into the future, predictions tend to be vague. Economists predict you’ll need to be agile and adaptable, and that you’ll have to ‘deal with information’. These are conceptual ideas. They don’t tell us what will happen to our spreadsheets. They don’t indicate if we’ll still need a virtual assistant in two years. The tech providers making these big futures possible tend to get a bit excited talking about it. …

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  • How to build customer loyalty with diversification

    Diversification isn’t a new concept; almost every agency offers both a sales and property management service, after all. But tech tools can take this much further. You don’t have to use one to use another, but together these tools help you provide a great customer experience: from the first touchpoint, through to moving day and beyond. Meet sellers on social media The worldwide explosion of social media requires businesses (including yours) to be where their customers are. …

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  • How to create a winning proposal

    A proposal is one of your first opportunities to make a lasting impression on your client. A proposal that is bespoke to your brand and designed so your clients can interact with it has the potential to win listings. The best agents produce not only offline printed proposals, but online proposals that are mobile and desktop friendly too. Traditionally, agents follow the same process to create a proposal. …

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  • Do you want insurance with that?

    Upselling, value-adding and alternative income streams are all part and parcel of modern-day business. The business growth strategy du jour is ‘adjacencies’. Adjacency is a strategy where a company looks outside its boundaries for new sources of income, moving into related areas that use and reinforce its core business. In real estate, the most common partnerships are with related services such as mortgage broking, …

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  • Harcourts Walk A Mile In Their Shoes for charity

    Stilettos and platform heels aren’t typical attire for your average male real estate agent, but on 31 August those very shoes were the most important piece of clothing for Harcourts agents. At six locations around the country more than 500 Harcourts real estate agents, of both genders, teetered down busy main streets as part of the annual Walk A Mile In Their Shoes campaign. …

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  • Make your profile stand out in the digital world

    Hands up if you’re a sheep and follow what everyone else does… Just kidding: sheep don’t have hands! The relevance of that bad joke is that if you just do what everyone else does all the time, you’re not going to stand out. It’s a good segue to the story of our own digital marketing product. Like many in the real estate industry, …

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  • There are no secrets to success: Ewan Morton

    The desire for excellence has always been at the crux of what gets Ewan Morton out of bed every day. It is this relentless drive that has helped the 50-year-old turn the fledgeling family real estate business he co-founded with his father Mark 22 years ago into the burgeoning real estate and property management operation Morton is today. Starting with a single office specialising in residential property, …

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  • Enough Excuses: Time To Take Digital Seriously

    AREC 2018 will be highly informative, like all before it. A host of guest speakers will again speak of the evolving world of real estate sales; many will remind the audience just how critical their digital presence is to their growing success and long-term survival. Of course, everyone knows this already; but inspirational speakers have a way of reinforcing and inspiring their audiences with a will to change for the better. …

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  • property management

    Technology won’t necessarily get you results, says Jo-Anne Oliveri

    Property Management Leadership Summit presenter, ireviloution Founder and Managing Director Jo-Anne Oliveri, recently shared her insights on the real impact technology has on the business of property management, and why it is so important for principals to understand. Speaking with Elite Agent, Jo-Anne says technology has changed things but property management has remained the same. “Whilst technology has enabled principals to improve their property management service-delivery, …

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