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Understanding the media where we advertise our vendors listings is the important for real estate agents across Australia and New Zealand.

AREC 2012

The annual AREC conference kicks off this Sunday with a number of keynote speakers including Tom Ferry, Robin Sharma, Verne Harnish…

AREC 2012, Donald Trump, Platinum HD, Robin Sharma, Tom Ferry

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AFR and SMH to jointly promote the Commercial Real Estate (CRE) Auction Centre

Two of the country’s most respected newspapers, The Australian Financial Review and The Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) have come together to…

afr, Auction Centre, Commercial Real Estate, CRE Auction Centre, SMH

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Rent.com.au grows 300%

Rent.com.au is consolidating its position as Australia’s #1 rental property website, indicating in a December press release they have achieved 300%…

CEO Rent.com.au, Mark Woschnak, Rent.com.au

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Fairfax buys in to “The Weekly Review”

Fairfax Media yesterday announced they have entered into an agreement to merge Fairfax Community Newspapers in Victoria with Metro Media Publishing…

Antony Catalano, Fairfax Community Newspapers, Fairfax Media, Metro Media Publishing, The Melbourne Weekly, The Weekly Review

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My Take on Apple TV

Since the death of one Steve Jobs and release of the Steve Jobs book by Walter Isaacson rumors have been spreading…

Apple, Apple Tv

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Onthehouse implements GUESSTIMATES

For the first time in Australia, onthehouse.com.au has just released their automated valuation estimate solution on almost every property within Australia…

GUESSTIMATES, Michael Fredericks, Onthehouse, Onthehouse.com.au

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Standing up for truth in real estate ads!

During the week a friend emailed me through a link to a share accommodation advertisement on Gumtree. The advertisement was written…

Gumtree, real estate ads

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Go Gecko…..going going gone!

In news this week, on Tuesday Go Gecko Pty Ltd went into Voluntary Administration leading to the closure of 2 Go…

Geoff Doyle, Gogecko, Gogecko Administration, Gogecko franchise, gogecko.com.au, www.gogecko.com.au

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A news property website launches in Australia – Property Observer

Not to be confused with another property portal website – this is actually a real estate industry news website and I…

Jonathan Chancellor, Property Observer, Sydney real estate, The Sydney Morning Herald

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Microsoft buys Skype for 8.5 Billion

Microsoft has purchased Skype for an incredible 8.5 billion (thats around $36 Australian Dollars) in a deal most believe is to…

google voice, Microsoft, Screenr, Skype

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The Creativity Vacuum – Why Newspapers, Twitter and Facebook have run out of ideas

No one can deny the success of Facebook and Twitter – the astronomical user base of these Internet giants speak for…

Facebook, SMH, The Age, Twitter

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Good Friday RE Industry Wrap-Up

It’s been an action packed two weeks which started with REA’s sale of Realholidays and has built up since then. There…

Console, CoreLogic, Homeguru.com.au, Ozhomevalue.com.au, Portplus, REA, Realestate.com.au, realestate1, RP Data, rpdata, Thehomepage

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REA Sells Realholidays.com.au

HomeAway the world leader in holiday rentals today announced the purchase of realholidays.com.au the Australian holiday arm of REA. From their…

Fairfax, holiday accommodation Australia, holiday rentals Australia, HomeAway, REA, realholidays, Realholidays.com.au, www.homeaway.com

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Fairfax Expands Holiday Presence

Last week Fairfax Media owner of Australia’s number 2 real estate portal Domain.com.au and number 1 holiday rentals website Stayz.com.au purchased…

Occupancy, rentahome.com.au, stayz.com.au, takeabreak.com.au

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Realestateguide.com.au Up For Sale

Realestateguide is an Australian real estate portal who’s been operating under the radar for some time now. They appear to have found…

australian real estate portals, craig honeyman, real estate guide, real estate portal for sale, realestateguide, realestateguide.com.au

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The Real Estate Industry- 2023.

I went to the year 2023 to check out the Real Estate Industry. The web landscape is vastly different since Facebook…

Facebook, Google

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BuyMyPlace kicked off Realestate.com.au

In a move that could have massive ramifications, the Private Sale website BuyMyPlace appears to have had it’s access to realestate.com.au…

agent assisted websites, Buy My Place, BuyMyPlace, buymyplace.com.au, owner assisted website, Private Selling Policy, private selling websites, PropertyNow, propertynow.com.au

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Google to Close the Door on Real Estate Search

Back in 2009 Google launched the ability for property seekers to search for real estate via Google Maps. Today they’ve officially…

Google Base API, Google Maps, Google Maps real Estate, Google to Close the Door

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State of the Social (SotS) Google, Yahoo, MySpace, Twitter and Groupons buyout idiocy

2011 seems to be shaping as a year that will make or break some social media companies. In my opinion we…

Google, Groupons, Linkedin, MySpace, Twitter, Wikileaks, Yahoo

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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…

mobile, mypropertyaddress.com.au, Realestate.com.au, thehomepage.com.au, Video

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YouTube or VidCall for your video content

A new video product in the US called VidCall has recently launched which is basically a TV and audio platform. Once…

real estate video, real estate video marketing, realty tube, realtytube.com.au, vidcall, vidcall.com, Youtube real estate

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Google unleashes new API’s (and is going to put the Base API to sleep?)

On Friday 17th of December, from The Google Merchant Blog, Google announced New Shopping APIs and Deprecation of the Base API……

Google, Google API, Google Real Estate

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EstatePad – a real estate iPad Application

The first true real estate CRM iPad application has recently launched in the United States. Although it is US based, it…

EstatePad, EstatePad CRM, iPad CRM application, iPad real estate app, iPad real estate application, real estate apps, real estate CRM, real estate CRM app

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Land Sickness

A  few weeks ago (I’ve been away so apologies i couldn’t do an early post) a press release came across my…

boat portals, boat websites, land sickness, yacht and boat

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