Archive | Australia

Evolving Agencies – A Quick Look at the Different Models

Recently a BRW Cover had the title “Secrets of the Real Estate Industry” in big bold type with a sub heading…

Aussie Home Loans, Harcourts, Hocking Stuart, L.J. Hooker, Ray White, Richard Branson, richardson and wrench, Sweeney's, Virgin, Williams RE

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Business2Sell expands offering and launches internationally

Business2Sell is now offering services for Business Brokers, Mergers and Acquisitions, Franchises, Business Evaluators and Business Loan Providers and has recently…

Business Brokers, Business Loan Providers, Business2Sell, Manish Khanna

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Dan White Appointed to realestateVIEW.com.au Board of Directors

Industry-owned property portal realestateVIEW.com.au is pleased to announce the appointment of Ray White Group Director Dan White to its Board. Neil…

Dan White, Ray White Group, realestateview.com.au, realestateVIEW.com.au Board of Directors

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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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Homesales.com.au launches Investment Property Search

Homesales.com.au has launched ‘Investment Property Search’, a new free service specifically aimed at property investors. Investment Property Search (IPS) allows users…

homesales.com.au, Investment Property Search

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In a first, a major portal puts listings in Chinese

It seems that Chinese buyers have the buying power in today’s market. That includes Chinese-speaking Australians who hail from China and…

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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…

Portals, Print, REA Group

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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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Are You Investing Enough? (updated)

realestate.com.au still dominates the competition

As a businessperson, you want to know what your competitors are doing. You especially want to know how much they are…

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homesales.com.au passes 100,000 property listings and launches rentals

homesales.com.au one of Australia’s fastest growing real estate sites, has topped the 100,000 listings mark. Capping a year where the carsales.com…

Ajay Bhatia, carsales.com, homesales.com.au, Rhett Dallwitz

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Waterside Property Sales connects with Holidaymakers

Niche property portal Watersidepropertysales.com.au yesterday announced it had expanded into holiday accommodation. Managing Director, Vic Del Vecchio: Keeping true to our…

Ray White Marine, Waterside Holidays, waterside property sales, Watersidepropertysales, Watersidepropertysales.com.au, www.watersideholidays.com.au

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Business2Sell New Number #1 for “Businesses for Sale” in Google.

In a recent shuffle in Google ranking “Business2sell.com.au” have now reached the top rank for the keyword “Businesses for sale”, Business2sell…

business for sale, Business2Sell, Business2sell.com.au, Domain Business, Real Businesses, SEEK Commercial

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Realestate Commercial.com.au succeeds in fundraising

This week RealestateCommercial.com.au a small player in the Australian commercial real estate space announced that it had secured funding from Chinese based…

Real Estate Commercial in Brisbane, RealestateCommercial.com.au, Russell Robertson, www.zhongguorec.com

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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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The True Impact of the Internet on Holiday Rental Property Management

“Every act of creation is the first act of destruction “ – Pablo Picasso As the balance of control and profits…

GENKAN, Glenn Smith, holiday portals, Holiday Rental Property, Holiday Rental Property Management, HomeAway, REINSW conference, Rentahome, Takeabreak, www.realholidays.com.au

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Beating realestate.com.au, and other fantasies

I’m talking to you. Yes, you. The person who thinks you will start an Australian real estate portal that will shoot…

Domain, Fairfax, Google Real Estate, News Ltd, Newspapers, REA Group, Realestate.com.au, Simon Baker

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Is Domain threatening Competition within the real estate industry?

Changes to you Domain advertising rates: On December 15th. 2012 a Domain National Sales Manager wrote to PropertyNow (and presumably to…

Domain, Domain.com.au, PropertyNow, propertynow.com.au

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Is the Business Portal Industry Consolidating?

Further to discussions about Seek Commercial making their way into the business for sale field, i thought it was time to…

AIBB, business-trader, Listabusiness, Realbusinesses.com.au, Realbusinesses.com.au for sale, SEEK Commercial

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Another successful niche portal – Farmbuy.com

I firmly believe that niche real estate portals can be successful and fill a gap which the major players Domain.com.au and…

Farmbuy, Farmbuy.com, niche portal, Philip Sondhu, rural portal, rural real estate, www.farmbuy.com

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Minor updates to Realestate.com.au

I believe this afternoon around 5.00pm Realestate.com.au deployed some minor updates to their portal. It did not run smoothly though as…

Realestate.com.au, updates to Realestate.com.au

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A new way to count traffic, but No. 1 still means No. 1

If realestate.com.au were to report having more than 6,500 users per month, and then started reporting that –actually– they only had…

Analytics

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New look Realestateview.com.au

Late last month Realestateview undertook a small makeover to the residential section of their portal. What they’ve done is enhanced the…

Realestateview, realestateview.com.au

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Upgrade your property on Realestate.com.au

Following on from the upgrade your listing feature launched by Thehomepage a few months ago, Realestate.com.au have added a similar feature…

property vendors, Realestate.com.au, Thehoempage, Upgrade your property

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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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