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

Dirty Tricks by the Harcourts Real Estate Group?

Most real estate agencies are not that proactive when it comes to the Internet. One of the advantages of belonging to…

Posted In Soapbox

Top 10 People to Follow on Twitter for Australian Real Estate Agents – 2010 Q3

This list is the third in the series and just squeaks into the third quarter on time! If you have not…

Posted In Social Networking, Twitter

Real Estate Online Statistics & Demographics – Portals

The Google Adplanner service allows advertisers more information on popular websites including demographic and traffic information.  Now whilst I don’t want…

Posted In Portals

PropertyScope – Real Estate Agents & Salespeople Get Rated!

Over the past few years there has been a huge increase in the number of social websites allowing visitors to publicly…

Posted In Software

Client and Customer Feedback – Are You Really Satisfied?

I think every real estate agent finds out in their first week in the industry that client testimonials are gold.  Client…

Posted In Software, Technology

New Realestate.com.au Statistics on the way

The new web design from Realestate.com.au was built from the ground up. Of course when you do such a major rewrite…

Posted In Australia

They are at it Again! – Realestate.com.au Price Rises 01/08/2010

The new realestate.com.au website rolled out in April this year.  Reception by the industry was pretty mixed and there was certainly…

Posted In Australia, Portals

CBA Combine Realestate.com.au Data into iPhone Augmented Reality Solution

Augmented Reality is when you combine a live view with a computer generated view in real time. The concept itself will…

Posted In Media, Mobile

Realestate.com.au V2 – Are Some Cracks Starting to Show?

Pretty much everyone hated the realestate.com.au House Hunter videos when they were released but it seems that the launch of their…

Posted In Australia, Portals

Top 10 People to Follow on Twitter for Australian Real Estate Agents – 2010 Q2

I was running a little late with the first quarter Top 10 people to follow on Twitter for Australian Real Estate…

Posted In Twitter, What's New

RealEstate.com.au Show Real Estate Agents How to Handle Twitter and Facebook Complaints

The recent relaunch of the RealEstate.com.au website created a real buzz of activity on Twitter and Facebook the likes that we…

Posted In Australia, Facebook, Portals, Social Networking, Twitter

The Empire Strikes Back: The Print vs Internet Battle Heats Up!

Just as RealEstate.com.au complete the launch of a new web design News Limited are putting the final strokes on a strategy…

Posted In Australia, Media, Newspapers, Portals, Soapbox

The New Realestate.com.au Website Goes Live

We recently had a look at the realestate.com.au  BETA but when that was turned off at 5:00pm last Friday it sent…

Posted In Australia, Portals, Soapbox

Top 10 People to Follow on Twitter for Australian Real Estate Agents – 2010 Q1

There are quite a few lists out there of people you must follow on twitter if you are a real estate…

Posted In Twitter, What's New

So can Simon Baker’s Nestoria.com.au out-Google Google?

Simon Baker, the ex-CEO of REA has invested in bringing the Nestoria property portal to Australia. Nestoria.co.uk is the 4th most…

Posted In Australia, Portals, Soapbox, What's New

Is 2010 the Year for Women in Real Estate? The REIA Awards Say So!

I have just got back up from Adelaide where we attended the REIA 2010 National Awards for Excellence.  I am very…

Posted In Events, What's New
Goldcoast.com.au part of the News Limited websites

News Limited Now Using Google Real Estate Instead of Realestate.com.au?

Although the Gold Coast is not a capital city it is still the 6th largest city in Australia. The Gold Coast…

Posted In Australia, Portals, Soapbox

Realestate.com.au Slip in the Google Rankings

Back in August last year Google allowed the public to take a peak at the upcoming changes to their search engine…

Posted In Australia, Portals, Soapbox

First Impressions of the New Realestate.com.au Website Currently in BETA

RealEstate.com.au have a new website in the works about to be released to the public. They have been been running a…

Posted In Australia, Portals

10 Things I Absolutely Positively Love about Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

Just to provide some balance to the Hate Article. There is absolutely nothing in this world like Facebook for connecting with all your…

Posted In Facebook, Linkedin, Soapbox, Social Networking, Twitter

10 Things I Absolutely Positively Hate about Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

I will not join your mafia, tend to your crops, find your lost puppy or swap aquariam fish with you. Can’t…

Posted In Facebook, Linkedin, Soapbox, Social Networking, Twitter

Can The Apple iPad Save Real Estate Newspaper Advertising

Newspapers are on the decline! A very fast decline. Readership and revenues are down and profits seem very hard to find…

Posted In Digital Readers, Media, Newspapers, Soapbox

Real Estate Portals Costs – It Could Always Be Worse!

In the past month I have purchased a new Subaru Liberty 3.6R MY10 model and I took some time out during…

Posted In Australia, Portals, Soapbox

Video Tutorial: How to Create a Free Real Estate Blog in 25 minutes

The word Blog is short for the word “web log”.  Blogs first started in the late 1990’s but really became popular…

Posted In Agent Websites, Business, Real Estate Agents, Software