Sarah Bell

With a background in research and investigations, Sarah Bell married into the real estate industry in 2009 and has found a passion for both the business and its people. Sarah is the Editor of Elite Property Manager magazine and also a regular contributor to both Elite Agent and EPM Magazines. Contact Sarah [email protected]
  • EPM

    The Executive Property Manager: Sarah Bell

    IN THE SALES ARENA, we have seen the emergence of Agent 2.0 and 3.0 (are we up to 4.0?) as the value of a sales agent has changed with technology and evolving customer expectations. The new breed of agents are true professionals, unrecognisable from the stereotypes which placed real estate among the least trusted of all professions. So where does…

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  • EPM: Cover Stories

    Marcel Dybner – Mastering Leadership

    Marcel Dybner is the Head of Property Management at Boutique Agency Besser & Co in St Kilda, Victoria. With the business in a rapid growth phase, he applied for Transform Masters to ‘take a step back’ and look at how he could grow the company by growing as a leader. Taking in all the lessons, the transformative idea he put…

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  • EPM

    Meet the (New) Office Genius

    If there were a tool that could give you back two and a half out of the four weeks a year you would normally spend on manual invoice entry, would you make whatever change was necessary to get that time back and spend it doing something more meaningful? You don’t need to be Einstein to answer that question; the benefit…

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  • Real Estate Tech & Social

    Automation Nation

    There is no doubt that we are on the crest of another wave of technological breakthroughs. The next generation of tech implementations are not the clunky packages that forced us to adapt to rules. The new era allows us to literally write the rules while intelligent tech adapts to the ways we want to work and live. When we think…

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  • EPM: Cover Stories

    The Third Dimension: Cushla Symons & Justin Miller

    For Cushla Symons and her team, technology has enabled greater levels of operational efficiency, enhanced customer service and given a competitive edge over those who have not yet embraced it. The implementation of technology has been a deliberate course of action geared towards achieving these outcomes, combined with a healthy dose of restraint against implementing technology for technology’s sake. The…

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  • Infotrack

    Fortune (and evolution) favour the bold: Sarah Bell

    Once upon a time, fish came out of the ocean and, through a series of disruptions, they grew limbs, stood upright, and learned to use tools before reaching the ultimate human endeavour of the smartphone. In any disruptive process, there are innovators who create the possibility of change and early movers who adopt it and thrive. When the herd migrates to…

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  • EPM: News

    Console Partner with EziDebit for Rent Payments

    According to Console research, around 30 per cent of property owners have reported issues with receiving rent on time – something Console Pay is able to remedy with ‘set and forget’ functionality for rental payments, either directly from a bank account or credit card, which is only possible through an integrated direct payment system. Real estate consumers compare their agency…

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  • EPM

    Spotlight on Rent Bidding: Sarah Bell

    Rental bidding apps have been on our radar for a little while now: think Rentberry, Liveoffer and Rentwolf. In theory, I love what this tech is attempting: A free and open system, rewarding those who compete and are bold. Many welcome the move to a freer economy between landlords and tenants, and while I’m just as big of a fan…

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  • Infotrack

    Uber: Over it?

    With the mandatory deadlines for complete electronic settlement on the horizon in 2019, there is a lot of distance to cover between the milestones of paper – less paper – and ultimately, paperless transactions. The time and profit created by going paperless is a compelling benefit to real estate agents and business owners, yet according to an industry survey (commissioned…

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  • National

    Strict New Fair Work Laws for Franchisors

    With Federal Parliament passing new workplace laws, Cameron Hancock, Commercial Lawyer at BusinesDEPOT , says that the amendments are going to be a wake-up call for Franchisors. “Franchisors no longer can turn a blind eye to poorly behaving franchisees. The onus has shifted…the franchisor now holds the onus of proof to prove that they took reasonable steps to prevent franchisees…

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  • News

    Queensland Government Going Digital by Default

    For real estate agents, it is important to view the broader move to digitisation within the industry-specific movements. There is an intergovernmental agreement in place mandating a migration of property transfers from paperless to digital by 2019, and the topic of electronic signatures is gaining traction as we look towards a digital future. While the government is unlikely to face…

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  • Infotrack

    Are You Ready for Paper to Turn Off?

    Remember when they turned off analogue TV? My nan was really upset about it at the time. “What’s wrong with how TV has always been?” was the main question, but beneath it was fear, deep-seated, that her routine of 5.30pm Wheel of Fortune would be ‘disrupted’. She resisted the change until the mandated switch to digital TV took effect and…

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  • Infotrack

    From High Street to Cloud Street

    While the feedback of disgust at the concept of using about 10 of these floppy disks for an end of month back-up was unfathomable, it did get me thinking about the time when the now archaic floppy disk was going to be the end of paper; a goal which has been achieved in many industries… but not in property. The…

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  • Franchise News

    BresicWhitney named in Top 50 Places to Work

    BresicWhitney was born in 2003 from the vision of founders Ivan Bresic and Shannan Whitney to create an agency that led change and transformed the real estate experience for consumers and its employees. With a belief in collective leadership and a willingness to not only embrace but to create and lead change, the firm has just been named in Australia’s…

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