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Is your future as dark as theirs?

Will real estate agents in Australia go the way of those in China — where the number one portal is competing…

Domain, Domain.com.au, REA, REA Group, Realestate.com.au, soufun

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How to build a portal – Lessons from a success

One of the perennial themes on Business2 is the need for a strong competitor to realestate.com.au and domain.com.au. I’ve previously told…

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Fairfax Media acquires Property Data Solutions

Wednesday, 11 December 2013: Fairfax Media has today announced the acquisition of property data and mapping provider, Property Data Solutions (PDS),…

PDS, Property Data Solutions

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Selling Your House – 10 Ideas to Increase the Value of Your Property Before You Sell

It is only natural that you want to achieve the highest sale price possible for your property. There are a few…

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Pick an Expensive Area and Stick to It — New Report

I remember the day our new, NSW sales manager started work. He was tall, lean and looked tough. When he smiled,…

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Make YOUR Own Road to a Successful Business

Make YOUR Own Road to a Successful Business   Blaze YOUR Own Trail. A Formal Education will make YOU a Living,…

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Mobile Real Estate: What Can You Do?

Your customers are increasingly using their mobile devices to research property, agents and the market. You know this. Engaging those customers…

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I am shocked — shocked— to find that kickbacks are going on in here.

realestate.com.au has been accused of offering old-fashioned kickbacks to agents who sign long-term advertising contracts. The big question is whether the…

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Realestate.com.au Launch NEW Property Seller Tool as REA Group Reports $86.8 Million FY Profit + E-Ave Wrap Up

There’s been a NEW Property Seller Tool launched by RealEstate.com.au as the REA Group reports yet another bumper year of profits….

Electric Avenue, Future of Real Estate Marketing, Greg Vincent, Mobile Real Estate Agent Tools, Property Sellers Guide, Raving Fans, REA Group, Realestate.com.au, Social Home Tour

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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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Building Your Agency’s Capability, Stability and Predictability

What would you prefer?  A predictable business or an unpredictable one?  Would you prefer to be able to predict your profitability…

common causes, database growth, real estate six sigma, special causes

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The Relevance of Premises for a Real Estate Business

It is always an interesting debate.  There are people who believe strongly that the requirement for a real estate business to…

Ian Campbell

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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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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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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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RE BarCamp the “Unconference”

The inagural Australian RE BarCamp kicked off with a bang at the Loft Bar on Tuesday. Given the event fell the…

AREC, AREC conference, Australian RE BarCam, BarCamps, Ben Stockdale, Greg Vincent, Jeff Turner, Lara Scott, Peter Brewer, Peter Fletcher, RE BarCamp, Tatiana Mijalica

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Does Ozhomevalue.com.au breach vendor’s privacy?

OzHomevalue is a Realestate.com.au owned website for property vendors providing them with sales data information in relation to the suburb where…

apm, Australian Property Monitors, comprehensive property report, FREE Property Report, Homeguru.com.au, Ozhomevalue.com.au, REA, Realestate.com.au, Sales Reports, sample property report, Valuers Generals office

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Lock – up stage and moving into your online business – Stage 3

. For new subscribers to Business2 – here are the previous stages. Diagnosing your online position (warts and all) – Stage…

Business 2, Digital Marketing, Digital Marketing - Strategies for Online Success, Godfrey Parkin, Google, Google Adwords, Search Engine Optimisation

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Is the NSW State Government the new Greece?

When you hear the words “quietly” and tax in the same sentence you know what you are about to hear is…

Global Financial Crisis, Greece, Land Transfer tax, NSW, Premier Keneally, Property tax, State Government

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After it all settles down……

Anytime you get a press release from a company touting ‘a revolution’ in anything you can be pretty sure it is…

Domain.com.au, Google, Realestate.com.au

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How do you Feng Shui Pauline Hanson?

Along with real estate, travel has always been a passion of mine. The diverse cultures of the world are always a…

agents, China, Chinese, Feng Shui, Pauline Hanson, Racial Profiling

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Constructing your perfect online real estate media platform

Stage Two – (for those who missed Stage One) . A common theme within the real estate industry is when an…

Agentpoint, Google, Microsoft, Word Press

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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…

blog, free blog, real estate blog, video tutorial

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What are the alarm bells in your business that alert you to a changing market?

Agents are generally optimistic people. A quiet month is just that, bound to be better next month. But what if your…

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