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

The Ultimate Phone System for Real Estate?

Phone systems are getting smarter and smarter every year and VoIP has become the standard for office based phone systems. Because VoIP…

Posted In Software, Technology, What's New

Realestate.com.au Communications Grind to a Halt… Again!

In the past Realestate.com.au has often been caught out shouting from the rooftops about some new innovation or initiative they are…

Posted In Portals

Real Estate SEO Study

I recently found this SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) study on the leading Real Estate websites in the US. The report was…

Posted In Marketing

The Rise of the Real Estate Consultant and Coach

The current industry conditions have resulted in a culling of experienced operators in the industry. Both the number of agents and…

Posted In Soapbox

Private Sales Now on Realestate.com.au?

One of the advantages Realestate.com.au has always boasted of is that they only accept property listings from real estate agents or…

Posted In Portals

Inter-Office Instant Messaging

We recently upgraded our internal IM (Instant Messaging) Server from the outdated ICQ Groupware to a modern Jabber server called Openfire….

Posted In Facebook, Software, Technology

RPData and Realestate.com.au Enter a “New” Strategic Alliance

RPData and Realestate.com.au have entered into a strategic alliance, replacing a previous agreement that was set to expire later this year…

Posted In Portals, Soapbox

Yudu – Easy Online Magazines, Brochures for free…

I came across a pretty interesting website  a little while ago and mentally filed it to share it on thise blog…

Posted In Marketing, Software, What's New

7 Reasons to Give MyHome a Go

Late last year in a thread about the relaunch of Myhome I commented on this  blog that I was willing to…

Posted In Portals, Soapbox

REA Price Freeze on Subscriptions?

This is unconfirmed but word from our REA rep is to expect an email out very soon about a price freeze…

Posted In Portals, What's New

realestate.com.au kick agents in the guts with 45%+ pa increase

Agents in general are doing it pretty tough at the moment and instead of lending their customer base a hand and…

Posted In Portals, Soapbox, What's New

Domain’s Little Secret!

It is possible for company’ confidential information to become available on Google if that computer is accessible from the Internet.  In…

Posted In Portals, Search

75% of Current Subscribers Will NOT Renew?

Last month in the UK an industry blog called Estate Agent Today (www.estateagenttoday.co.uk) started a visitor poll asking agents if they…

Posted In Portals, Soapbox, What's New

Virtual Agents Revisited

A few posts in recent months have focussed on the concept of the virtual agent.  Dave Platter first commented on events…

Posted In Newspapers, Research, Standards, What's New

myhome Under Renovation!

In another post I was asked to comment about my thoughts on the recent article in the Australian Real Estate Bulletin  on myhome titled…

Posted In Portals

Google Chrome Browser Launches

Rumours of a Google Browser have been around as long as a Google Phone and a Google Operating System.Recently the Google…

Posted In What's New

Google Street View for Australia Launches

Back in November the Google Vans were seen running around some of our capital cities photographing the streets to provide a…

Posted In Agent Websites, Portals, Research

Los Angeles Times Axes Real Estate Section

Inman News has reported that the LA Times newspaper is ceasing its publication of its weekly newspaper section. A section that…

Posted In Media, Newspapers

Whatever happened to?

We are all too busy looking forward that we sometimes forget to look back. I needed to find an old article…

Posted In Newspapers, Portals

Some Interesting Web Traffic Statistics

Google Trends has allowed users to compare the the number of searches for specific keywords. You could compare how popular searches…

Posted In What's New

Summary of the Realestate.com.au email fiasco

Fiasco : Humiliating Failure – a total failure, especially a humiliating or ludicrous one This is to form a summary of…

Posted In Portals

Realestate.com.au Email Enquiry Delivery Problems?

This morning it was reported to me by one of our staff members that enquiries that were made by buyers weeks…

Posted In Portals

Cloud Computing Ideal For New Real Estate Offices

Cloud Computing is a trendy name for when you use your internet connection to connect to applications running on the web…

Posted In Software, Technology, What's New

Sensis Changing Tactics Again

In a never say die attitude Sensis are changing their online strategy again. Late last year they virtually abandoned their justlisted.com.au…

Posted In Marketing, Search