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Does Lead Generator OpenAgent.com.au Cross the Line?

The lead generation site OpenAgent has come up with a somewhat unique point of difference to attract potential sellers but have…

lead generation, openagent, Real Estate

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Happy New Year Readers – 2014 Real Estate Agent & Technology Predictions

Happy New Year to all my readers and your families. Over the past few weeks I have been thinking about what…

Airbnb, Amazon, Apple, Google, HTC, Hulu, Netflix, Samsung, Sony

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REIQ.com Implodes

In a completely stunning move the REIQ has delivered its own death blow to its fledgling property listing website at reiq.com…

portal, Real Estate Institutes, REIQ, reiq.com, REIWA

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What makes Australian property a smart investment?

Australia remains one of the most sought-after countries on international property portal TheMoveChannel.com. Sydney, Perth and Melbourne are all high on…

Australia, Investment, Narraweena, Sydney

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Will Realestate.com.au Sell Our Buyer Leads?

The change to a pay per listing model with realestate.com.au means that most agents will see a significant rise in their total subscription cost but this may not be the only shock delivered by realestate.com.au this year.

Privacy, Realestate.com.au

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Realestate.com.au vs Realestate1.com.au Judgement Is In

The judgement in the Federal Court of Australia matter for REA Group Ltd v Real Estate 1 Ltd has just been handed…

federal court, judgement, Realestate.com.au, Realestate1.com.au, trademark

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How Do The 2013 Realestate.com.au Price Rises and Subscription Changes Effect Your Real Estate Agency?

Realestate.com.au Price Rises 2013

Realestate.com.au have changed the playing field with a radical shakeup of how they charge agents and for the most part agents…

prices rises, Realestate.com.au, subscription portals

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Higher Density Living Should Be Key WA State Election Issue

PERTH RENTS CONTINUE TO SOAR The urgent need to accelerate higher density living in near city areas to alleviate Perth’s haemorrhaging…

perth apartments, WA state election

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The Real Estate Community Facebook Group Eclipses 2000 Members + E-Ave Wrap Up

 Who says that real estate agents don’t like to share their marketing ideas? In fact, nothing could be further from the…

Britt Natolo, Edgar Natolo, Enzo Raimondo, Facebook Group, REIV, Simon Finlayson, The Real Estate Community, Twitter for Real Estate, Zac McHardy

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Housenet.com.au Launches: The Social Network for Real Estate & Property + E-Ave Wrap Up

. There’s a brand new player in the Australian Online Property Market and finally it’s not just another FREE Property Portal,…

Banner Advertising, BrokerNews.com.au, Greg Ellis, Housenet.com.au, PropertyObserver.com.au, residex, Social Media for Real Estate, Sold Magazine

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Realestate.com.au Launch NEW Property Seller Tool as REA Group Reports $86.8 Million FY Profit + E-Ave Wrap Up

There’s been a NEW Property Seller Tool launched by RealEstate.com.au as the REA Group reports yet another bumper year of profits….

Electric Avenue, Future of Real Estate Marketing, Greg Vincent, Mobile Real Estate Agent Tools, Property Sellers Guide, Raving Fans, REA Group, Realestate.com.au, Social Home Tour

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A Major Change To The Social Media Landscape + E-Ave Wrap Up

There has been ‘A Major Change To The Social Media Landscape‘ which could have a much faster impact on Google’s Social…

Advertising Standards Board, Electric Avenue, Facebook, Facebook Fan Pages, Google, Jay Baer, Property Videos, Randi Zuckerberg, Social Media, Social Search, Twitter, Wildfire

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InspectRealEstate.com.au – A Brilliant ‘New’ Time-Saving Tool For Your Agency + E-Ave Wrap Up

Today I shared this ‘exclusive’ insight into InspectRealEstate.com.au – A Brilliant New Time-Saving Tool For The Real Estate Industry on the Electric…

agent profile, Electric Avenue, Facebook, Google Earth, Greg Vincent, InspectRealEstate.com.au, real estate video marketing

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The Way Forward For The Major Portals + E-Ave Wrap-Up

On Yesterday’s Electric Avenue Show – I shared an insight into what I see as ‘The Way Forward For The Major…

Electric Avenue, ForWhatItsWorth.com.au, Greg Vincent, thehomepage.com.au, Wello, Zopim

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Become A ‘Stand-Out’ Real Estate Agent + E-Ave Wrap-Up

On Today’s Electric Avenue Show- I shared an insight into Becoming A ‘Stand-Out’ Real Estate Agent, and why a lot of the…

Electric Avenue, Greg Vincent, Linkedin, Purple Cow, Seth Godin, Web 1.0, web 2.0

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Are You Violating Your Vendors’ Privacy?

Surfing the real estate listings this morning before breakfast, I was shocked to find that some premium agents violate their clients’…

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Do The State Real Estate Institutes Have a Future in a National Property Industry?

Over the next 5 to 10 years the real estate industry across the country is going to undergo massive changes as…

nar, national licensing, nationalisation, nola, plra, property law reform, Real Estate Institutes, rei, reia, REIACT, REINSW, REINT, REIQ, REISA, REIT, REIV, REIWA

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Judgement Day for Peter Mericka and Lawyers Real Estate

In a previous post I posed the question “Are Lawyers Real Estate Breaking The Law Or Not?”. Well, today Peter Mericka…

Consumer Affairs Victoria, Dr. Claire Noone, Lawyers Real Estate, Peter Mericka, Sifris J, SLOD.com.au, Supreme Court of Victoria

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Ray White Offices Delivered a Sucker Punch by ex-Agent? **updated**

**This article has been updated at the bottom with a response from Brian White of the Ray White Group.** An ex…

Brian White, Fraud, Michael Kollosche, Ray White, Ray White Broadbeach

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Why SOPA / PIPA matters to us all

Ever since the age of the cassette tape the media industries across the globe have been “lobbying” and “contributing” to our…

PIPA, SOPA

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Thoughts on Realestate.com.au’s dominance

As a follow up to Dave Platters excellent, well articulated post on why anyone “is dreaming” that they can beat real…

Domain, Fairfax, REA, Realestate.com.au

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REIA not alone in running out of ideas

Domain.com.au’s recent blog entry highlighted a trend amongst an industry and governments that have run out of ideas on how to…

Real Estate Institutes, reia

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all our readers, contributors and people who have never heard of us before. If you…

Merry Christmas, Xmas

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SOBOX + PropertyAd Guru have closed their doors

After less than 18 months SOBOX.com.au has recently closed its doors. At its launch SOBOX (Short for Social Media in a…

Classified Ad Ventures, Property Ad Guru, Simon Baker, Sobox

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