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  • TRANSCRIPT Samantha: Welcome back to the AREC 2018 couch. And my guest here right now is Sean Hughes from Realmark Coastal. Welcome Sean. Sean: Thanks for having us. Samantha: Who was your favourite speaker? Sean: Gavin Rubenstein was really quite good. So, some of the people were yesterday Peter was exceptional as well. Lots of different messages, but it seems…

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  • As a teenager Sean Hughes was a “hustler”. Don’t worry, we’re not talking anything illegal. Just good, common-sense entrepreneurship – with a dash of cheekiness thrown in. After all, you’ve got to have a bit of pluck to save the $12,000 deposit needed to buy your first house when you’re just 16. “I was a little hustler back in the day,” the Realmark Coastal principal…

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  • Don’t let the Reserve Bank’s inactivity fool you. Interest rates are actually rising. That might seem strange. After all, the Reserve Bank has left the official cash rate at a record-low 1.50 per cent since August 2016. The last increase came way back in November 2010 – and some economists believe the next one might not occur until 2019 or…

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  • Other videos in this series TRANSCRIPT For all you agents that are thinking that auctions, you gotta remember that communication is the key. You got to communicate with your vendor at all times. The reason for that is, you communicate with your vendor all times, what will happen is you’ll get a great result in auction day.  You got to remember…

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  • Other videos in this series TRANSCRIPT So, what really makes a successful auction campaign is great marketing, stand-out marketing, presentation of the property, having really good presentation. A lot of the estate agents are styling properties and presenting the property really well for sale.  Having excellent vendor communication throughout the process, and buyer communication to culminate to a really good auction…

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  • Other videos in this series TRANSCRIPT Steve Carroll: So I’m selling my house, this Saturday, it’s going to auction. What’s your advice to me as the seller? Should I go shopping that day? Should I be in the back garden? What happens? Gavin Croft: As an auctioneer, I certainly want the vendor there. Again it’s an enormous decision. I want them…

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  • “The property for sale is a proud standing townhouse with ocean views, it demanded a creative campaign,” said OusProperty agent Brad Henderson. This is one of the videos they produced, the less traditional mobile-style ‘behind the scenes’ of 296 Seaview Road. Now here’s the traditional property video – a beautiful cinematic piece of this stunning Henley Beach townhouse. So which one…

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  • Monika Tu’s career has gone from strength to strength. Since getting her start in real estate in 2009, when she used personal experience to launch Black Diamondz Property Concierge, to being named a finalist at the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2018, Monika’s success shows no sign of slowing. It’s easy to see why Monika Tu has made the…

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  • Every Agent has a Story Season 2 was brought to you by Other episodes from Every Agent has a Story Season 2 This story comes from Melanie Dennis, Director of Domain & Co, who shares the key lessons she learned during a condition report early in her career. Always keep the keys of the property on you at all times…

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  • TRANSCRIPT Basically, Campaigntrack’s a single platform you can manage all your marketing for your real estate. From traditional print, newspaper, signs, brochures, that kind of thing, and more recently digital marketing. We’ve partnered with, I guess, the two most memorable companies in the world. Arguably, the most powerful marketing platforms on the planet: Google and Facebook. We produced a product…

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  • The Australian real estate market is at a major tipping point, and agents need to look beyond their own backyards to online and connected selling models to survive changing market conditions. Leading the charge on these shifting grounds for real estate agents is the decline of housing prices in major capital cities, following years of rapid and often unsustainable levels…

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  • How many times have you pitched for the business and never got the commission fee you originally asked for or told that particular owner? I think we’re all a bit guilty of dropping the fee we ask for from time to time in order to win and secure the listing. And there’s nothing wrong with that. Sometimes you’ve gotta do what you’ve gotta do. But what…

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  • This years financial end preceded the decision by the Reserve Bank of Australia’s board to hold the cash rate at its current record low of 1.5 per cent, where is has been now for 21 successive announcements. The previous record was in 1995-1996, where it remained unchanged for 17 RBA meetings. The housing market, which we all recognise as something…

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