The Insider

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Ryan has been involved in the real estate industry for a number of years. During this time he has operated web based real estate businesses along with provided consulting to the real estate software development industry. Ryan operates Agentpoint.com.au and is actively involved with the design and development of real estate systems, software and web sites in the United States, Australia and New Zealand.

Recent blog posts written by The Insider

Homely.com.au Launches – A better way to find your new home

Yesterday a new real estate portal Homely.com.au launched in Australia. I know what you’re thinking that “oh god another real estate…

Posted In Australia, Design, Media, Portals

Fairfax Media acquires Property Data Solutions

Wednesday, 11 December 2013: Fairfax Media has today announced the acquisition of property data and mapping provider, Property Data Solutions (PDS),…

Posted In Australia, Business, Portals

Realbusinesses.com.au to shut down

REA Group released a press release yesterday indicating they are closing their business listing portal Realbusinesses. As a subscriber to our…

Posted In Australia

NEW SITE TO CHANGE HOW AUSTRALIANS BUY AND SELL HOMES

NSW home owners can now easily gauge market interest for their property without committing to sell by registering with Nextforsale.com.au, an…

Posted In Portals

MyOFI develop fast and accurate way to make real estate Open for Inspections easy with the use of dedicated mobile Apps

MyOFI announced the official launch of their two Apps, MyOFI and MyOFI Agent, in the App store. Registering potential buyers and…

Posted In Media, Mobile

‘Insights to success’ champions the best of Australian real estate

Thursday, 1 August 2013: Today domain.com.au launched ‘insights to success’, its new knowledge-sharing online mentoring program exclusively for industry professionals. ‘Insights…

Posted In Australia, Portals

MyPackage.com.au Launches new “Be Inspired” section!

New Homes and Land Property portal www.MyPackage.com.au recently launched a new section called “Be Inspired”. With around 10,000 new property listings,…

Posted In Australia, Portals, What's New

reiwa.com in new partnership with rent.com.au

The Real Estate Institute of Western Australia and national rental property web portal, rent.com.au, have joined forces in a new partnership….

Posted In Uncategorized

An agency using the decline in print advertising against their competitors

I was recently sent the below video which I thought was a clever marketing campaign produce by a Melbourne real estate…

Posted In Newspapers

Fairfax unites commercial property media assets under powerful ‘Commercial Real Estate’ brand

Fairfax Media has today announced that the Commercial Real Estate brand will be adopted for all commercial property media assets across…

Posted In Uncategorized

CEO of REA Group invests in Real Estate Software Company “HOUSL”

HOUSL last week announced that Greg Ellis, the CEO of REA Group (RealEstate.com.au) has invested in the HOUSL business. Recently awarded…

Posted In Real Estate Agents, Software

Housenet.com.au Launches Strata Pages

Housenet.com.au has recently launched a section on their real estate social network that caters specific for Body Corporates and Strata Communities. Here is…

Posted In Uncategorized

Domain partners with 1Form rental application

From this afternoon, Domain’s partnership with Click2Rent will be replaced with 1Form. From a Domain press release: 1Form provides an Online…

Posted In Software

Housenet.com.au ranking well in Google for agent profiles

Housenet.com.au, the new social media site for real estate, is producing excellent search engine rankings for their member’s profile. Housenet CEO…

Posted In Media

Homesales.com.au goes mobile and rolls out other enhancements

With traffic recently hitting 450,000 unique browsers in August, homesales.com.au has launched a number of new features aimed at enriching the…

Posted In Portals

Real Estate WA bites the dust

I’ve been advised (by a WA source) that Joondalup based Real Estate WA (a real estate newspaper in Perth’s northern suburbs)…

Posted In Portals

Hutbook.com publicly names homeowners

A new website called Hutbook.com that claims to “allow neighbours to interact in the same way they would on Facebook” is…

Posted In Legal, Newspapers, Social Networking

Who controls your Domain name?

Recently, I read an article on Tech Crunch about a Domain name hijacking that made me think about some of the…

Posted In Media

Fairfax Media (via The Stayz Group) acquires YesBookit

Today, Fairfax announced that The Stayz Group has acquired YesBookit, the leading holiday rental booking system for property managers. Developed by…

Posted In Holiday, Newspapers

Understanding how your “web stuff” works

A question I am asked often to explain is “how does the web stuff work for my agency?” By web stuff…

Posted In Agent Websites, Software

New Domain Chinese launches

Domain has launched Domain Chinese today, the first property magazine for the Sydney Chinese community that not only features listings, but…

Posted In Australia, Chinese, Media, Newspapers

Introducing the new MillionPlus.com.au

MillionPlus.com.au, the luxury property website from the team behind Thehomepage.com.au, has just relaunched with a new more elegant look, better features…

Posted In Portals

New way to search for House and Land Packages

Australia’s leading residential builders and developers have jumped on board a new web-based house and land matching service houseandland.com.au Launched to…

Posted In Australia, Portals

Over 32% of visitors to Thehomepage.com.au are now mobile

A recent press release from Thehomepage.com.au has indicated that 32% of their traffic is via a mobile device. When it comes…

Posted In Mobile