Real Estate Business
Real Estate Business
While good client relations are an effective way to gain business through referrals, establishing relationships with businesses and individuals outside the industry can be a big booster for your agency. Real Estate Business looks into how you can build your network and sustain it for the long term
Real Estate Business’ Half-Yearly Sentiment Survey revealed that the Australian real estate industry is not happy with the way in which the government has managed the economy but, going into the spring season, is optimistic about the housing market
Raine&Horne’s Joshua Kersten spent six years as a professional cyclist, competing in championships all over the world before retiring 12 years ago. Now he uses his competitive edge to achieve the best results for his business
A waterfront bungalow on the Whitsunday Islands is set to be auctioned without a reserve price, and could potentially be sold for just $1. Marketing agent for Ray White Whitsundays Steve Marks said it was not the first time he had auctioned a property without a reserve price.
A Sydney agent is capitalising on growing interest in Australian property from the Chinese by travelling to China to target investors directly. Director of Richardson&Wrench Mosman and Neutral Bay in Sydney, Richard Simeon, will fly to Shanghai for the Luxury Properties Showcase from December 6 to 8 to promote his properties to Chinese buyers.
A NSW minister has expressed his opposition to the National Occupational Licensing Authority's (NOLA) proposals for national licensing. Speaking to Real Estate Business, NSW minister for fair trading Anthony Roberts said he was concerned by the lack of consultation between NOLA and the real estate industry.
Ntuen Promise Ekenmini was apprehended by Nigerian authorities last Wednesday when he attended an international courier office and attempted to collect documents with a forged driver's licence in the name of an Australian homeowner. The documents related to a supposed settlement of a $780,000 home in Falcon, south of Perth, owned by an Australian living in South Africa.
The Advertising Standards Bureau (ASB) has banned a real estate network's outdoor advertisement for breaching the advertising code of conduct. The billboard for Professionals Real Estate featured an image of man, shot from behind wearing a coat, socks and shoes, and holding his coat open next to the words, "Expose Yourself!"
Agents across the nation have been venting their frustrations over repeated attempts by competitors to poach their clients. Property executive for Daniel Real Estate Amie Siggins told Real Estate Business a number of her properties had been deliberately targeted by a major competitor in the past fortnight.
Residential Property Manager
In the past few months, several real estate professionals have been caught committing trust account fraud, damaging the industry’s reputation. Residential Property Manager examines how agencies can protect both Themselves and their clients from this problem
Outsourcing maintenance is an issue that has divided property managers. While some see its value in improving efficiency, others see it as a loss of control
While the city of Gladstone is experiencing an oversupply of properties in the rental market, one real estate office has managed to keep its vacancy levels down. The latest figures from the Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) reveal the vacancy rate for Gladstone in September is 5.8 per cent.
Parking, outdoor living space and high-speed internet are three features tenants look for in a rental property, according to a recent survey. Brisbane agency Bees Nees City Realty surveyed 485 tenants living in Brisbane's CBD and the surrounding five-kilometre radius.
Online scams are on the rise and one state body is warning property managers that it is a problem that will not be going away. Adam Edwards from Western Australia's ScamNet told Residential Property Manager that property managers were limited in what they could do to protect themselves and their clients.
With affordable property prices and rising rental costs driving tenants away from the rental market, one property manager is discounting rents in the hopes of discouraging them from buying.
The legalities of rental payment systems in Victoria have been thrown into question after a tenant successfully took his landlord to tribunal over additional charges to his rent payments. Michael Palmer began renting a property owned by James Hutchinson and leased by Ray White last October for $2,303 a month.
First Property Buyer
Being able to negotiate effectively with a real estate agent is the key to securing your first home. Brendan Wong explains how
‘How much can I afford to borrow?’ This is the first thing almost every first home buyer asks. Brendan Wong explores how you can borrow wisely without breaking your budget
SBS World News Australia
Big Bird has come out as the star of the presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney.
The Southern Courier
It's been a life-changing year for The Voice grand finalist Darren Percival.
Like his character Emmett in Legally Blonde — The Musical, Randwick actor David Harris came from humble beginnings as the son of a coal miner and a secretary.
Check out some creative new designs at a unique market, writes Brendan Wong
A 350-signature petition opposing an application for a full liquor license at the proposed Queens Park Pavilion Cafe will be forwarded to the Office of Liquor Gaming and Racing.
WARMER temperatures are a welcome sign of spring but they can also presage swooping magpies and southeast residents are being urged to take care around nesting areas.
The heated debate over homebirths has been reignited following an inquest into the death of three babies delivered at home in South Australia.
At just 18, Brandon Cowan has tasted more success than most people his age. He manages his own smartphone application development business, and in April 2011, his iParkedHere iPhone app – which helps people to locate their cars – was one of the top grossing in the iTunes store.
The Daily Telegraph
The leash is about to be applied to some of Sydney’s professional dog walkers.
With their vibrant colours and dancing tails, Siamese fighting fish are among the most beautiful fish on the planet. Brendan Wong discovers why Betta splendens make splendid pets.
The South Sydney Herald
A new guide based on the 2010 film, Mad Bastards, has been released by Gamarada Indigenous Healing and Life Training Ltd.