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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 and I’ve previously told…

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The End of Apple? The End of the World? The Start of Something New?

With over $100 billion in the bank, we can safely assume Apple are going to be just fine for the medium…

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The Worst performing suburbs – really?

League tables for suburb performance based on medians can make for popular reading. However the results should often be challenged, especially…

Bellara 4507, East Melbourne Houses, performing suburbs,

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Problems With Computer Price Estimates

Free to consumer price estimates are popular tools in North America, but they are not without problems. In the coming year…

automated valuation model, AVMs, Computer Price Estimates, Index method

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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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Does breach vendor’s privacy?

OzHomevalue is a 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,,, REA,, Sales Reports, sample property report, Valuers Generals office

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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,,, Portplus, REA,, realestate1, RP Data, rpdata, Thehomepage

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Why can’t we measure online traffic?

Over the past decade I have investigated various methods of measuring online traffic for the different web sites I’ve managed, and…

Alexa, Google Adwords, Google Analytics, Hitwise, Nielsen, Smarter Stats

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CEO Responds To Yet Another Stuff Up!!! Where is Our Data Going?

In response to my previous article Yet Another Stuff Up!!! Where is Our Data Going? I was contacted directly by the…

CommBank Property Guide, Graham Mirabito, iPhone App, RP Data, rpdata

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The REINSW are holding their official launch event tonight to mark the first stage of rolling out the National Industry Based…

Century 21, David Airey, EAC, First National, Kevin Turner, Laing & Simmons, LJHooker, Petra Sprekos, prd nationwide, PriceFinder,, Raine & Horne,, Red Square, reia, REINSW, REUNCUT, RP Data, Wayne Stewart,

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Survey reveals lengths buyers will go to, to purchase property in 2010

A recent national survey of 1100 users, conducted by aimed to gather data on potential home buyers in 2010 and…, survey

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‘New’ Real Estate Widgets For Australia – Launched

I was presenting at a seminar in Brisbane last week, where Australian Property Data provider, PriceFinder launched a new offering to…

Australian Property Data, PriceFinder, Widgets

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Where will the buyers be in 2010?

The smart agent should always be looking to list stock that matches hot buyer activity. In 2009 this space was largely…

ABS, RP Data

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Trading Post closes down print versions! Ron Walker saves Fairfax?

When Telstra paid AUD $636 million for he Trading Post in 2004 many questioned yet another wasted acquisition for the Telco…

ABC, Fairfax, News Ltd, PBL, Ron Walker, Telstra, Trading Post

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Online Reviews Set To Impact Real Estate Agents

Before Web 2.0, if you provided good service it was widely regarded that people would tell a handful of their friends…

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Australian Real Estate SEO – Part 3

SEO Series This article is the third in the series. The first article introduced the concept of SEO and focussed on…

Keywords, Natural Search, Search, seo

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Virtual Agents Revisited

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

franchise, uhoo, Virtual Agent

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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…

Domain, Google Street View

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Anti Jenman Collection

This site seems to have been around for well over a year but I have only just discovered it and thought…


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A New Year’s day surprise: more leads

After my last post I was asked to look more closely at traffic trends to over the holidays (thanks, Glenn…


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The Myths of Santa Claus and Slow Januaries

Santa Claus: He’s easy to believe in, because when you do, you get lots of gifts. There’s a clear financial benefit…

Neilson Netratings, REA,

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Long Term Investment?

Dave from the REA Group here. My thanks to Peter for the invitation to post on his blog. I’ve been an…


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What Price My Home?

So what is my house worth? Well there are many websites out there that can tell you. The problem is these…


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Need Help with Copy?

I do not know how good this software is, but I have to say there is definitely a market for it…


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