Glenn Batten

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Glenn Batten is the General Manager at First National Real Estate Nerang and Principal at the First National Real Estate Upper Coomera office and has over 20 years real estate experience and a passion for technology. Glenn has been writing from an agents perspective on industry issues and covering a range of topics on Business2 since 2007.

Recent blog posts written by Glenn Batten

Realestate.com.au 2016 Rates On Hold

It is around this time of year that the team at Realestate.com.au deliver their new rates for the upcoming period and…

Posted In Australia, Portals

Whats Gone Wrong at Squiiz.com.au? ***UPDATED***

The team at Squiiz did an amazing job selling themselves and their concept to the industry to become partners in their…

Posted In Australia, Portals

RPData.com Down – Whoops !!!

Many agents logging into RPData.com today have had trouble and it appears it may have been caused by a $15 domain…

Posted In Soapbox

What Will Be The Effect of Realestate.com.au 2014 Market Based Pricing?

We recently discussed the new Market Based Pricing that new or renewing contracts with realestate.com.au changes to from July 1st, 2014 but…

Posted In Australia, Portals

Realestate.com.au Prices Change Again – Market Based Pricing

The renewal for the realestate.com.au subscription at our agency at Upper Coomera is up again and since we fall due in…

Posted In Australia, Portals, Soapbox

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…

Posted In Soapbox

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…

Posted In Australia, Soapbox

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.

Posted In Soapbox

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…

Posted In Soapbox
Realestate.com.au Price Rises 2013

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

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

Posted In Australia, Portals, Soapbox

Latest Google SEO Changes and How They Effect Aussie Real Estate Agents

Firstly let me say that I have been a little quiet on B2 of late. We opened up an office in…

Posted In SEO

45 Degree Aerial Views by Google and Bing

Google Maps is so much more than a digital version of a paper map. I don’t think a day goes by…

Posted In Software, Technology, What's New

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…

Posted In Soapbox

Is it Immoral for Real Estate Agents to Suggest Print VPA?

When will it become morally wrong for an agent to promote print to a vendor? A state manager for the REA…

Posted In Australia, Portals

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…

Posted In Soapbox

Real Estate Group Blocks Syndication to National Property Portals

Could you cancel your realestate.com.au and domain.com.au subscriptions in 2012? You would be forgiven for thinking real estate is all online…

Posted In Portals

REBarCamp Concept Takes Off in Australia!

With a name like BarCamp it’s no wonder Aussie’s have taken strongly to the concept but an REBarCamp is not really…

Posted In Events, What's New

Project Rebellion: RPData in the Firing Line

As a followup to recent articles relating to the industry revolt and ACCC investigation into RealEstate.com.au, Australian Financial Review journalist Ben…

Posted In Australia, Portals

Project Rebellion: REA’s Problems Continue with ACCC Investigation Underway

In a followup article to the Front Page Project Rebellion article, Ben Hurley from the Australian Financial Review has published a…

Posted In Australia, Portals

Project Rebellion : Front Page News!

Over the past several weeks Ben Hurley from the Australian Financial Review has been conducting an investigation into the revolt by…

Posted In Australia, Portals

Realestate.com.au 2011 Annual Customer Satisfaction Survey

In what seems like remarkable timing,  sitting in my email this morning was an invitation to partake in the Annual Customer…

Posted In Australia, Portals

Realestate.com.au Backs Down From The Fight!

Realestate.com.au has always promoted itself as a portal for real estate agents but recently we have seen a surge in real…

Posted In Australia, Portals

Convert Facebook Profile to a Facebook Business Page

The need to leverage social media for a real estate agency is really a no-brainer these days. In 2011 Facebook is…

Posted In Facebook, Social Networking

3 Online Solutions for Agents to Watch Out For in 2011

Each and every year we see new online solutions or technology that enter our industry, many are raised and discussed here…

Posted In Mobile, Soapbox, Software