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  • A property cycle follows market progression from the peak to the start of the decline, then from a declining market to the bottom before recovery and growth lead the way to hit the peak again. The distance between the peaks in any market is somewhere between seven and 12 years, and the great news is it’s getting shorter. Since the…

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  • Ercan Ersan’s recipe for real estate success is threefold: bricks and mortar, people and technology. A circular formula where one ingredient complements the next, it’s getting the quantities right that the Ray White Erskineville director says is the tricky part. “I don’t think you should ever lose the human element in real estate,” he says. “Selling houses really is about…

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  • It’s that time of year when we find ourselves looking at what we can do to improve our output and productivity moving into the new year, or maybe we are thinking of getting ourselves a Christmas present. Either way, it’s a good excuse to look at some nice bright and shiny toys. One of the main questions we are asked in…

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  • Richardson & Wrench’s office presence in Potts Point is a great reflection of their team. Although they’ve moved into a thoroughly modern office space on bustling Macleay Street, just a couple of blocks away they still have one of their old offices. It’s here that Jason Boon works. The office, which also acts as an auction space, matches his personality…

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  • “I’d noticed the homeless situation getting worse and worse – I think in the inner city over the last six years I’ve really been noticing it – but I’ve always thought it’s someone else’s responsibility. Someone else will deal with that. Then I realised I could actually do something about it, which is how the project started. “I thought, here…

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  • Life by Design

    I SPENT A significant portion of my time over the weekend doing one of my favourite things: packing bags for our upcoming family holiday. Now don’t get me wrong; I am not so sadistic that I rate the physical act of packing exhilarating (although I must admit after being on the road for 15 years I do get a kick…

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  • Channel Nine’s renovation juggernaut The Block wrapped on its 14th season this year, seeing Hayden and Sara from New South Wales take the (slightly controversial) win, represented by McGrath St Kilda principal Michael Townsend. But representing Kerrie and Spence from South Australia was The Block’s first all-female (and the only female agents this season) team, Emily Adams and Stephanie Evans…

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  • Make no mistake: the race is on and it won’t be long until you’re lapped. For agents who don’t plan to stick their head in the sand, Laing+Simmons has come up with the top driving tips to steer through the new, uncharted real estate landscape. Ask your crew for their real-tech plan Most franchisees who ask their franchisor what their…

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  • Professionals are set to open an office in the booming Adelaide Hills and Mount Barker region, which is exploding in popularity with young families looking to break into the housing market. The Professionals Adelaide Hills co-principal and respected Adelaide property valuer Paul De Gilio said that with Adelaide’s growth constrained by its geographic location, the Mount Barker region had been earmarked…

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  • It will soon be possible to sign and witness documents, including contracts like residential agreements, electronically in a huge step forward for the property services industry, according to the Real Estate Institute of NSW. Currently, the Electronic Transactions Regulation 2017 (NSW) prevents the electronic witnessing of documents. If passed without amendment, the Conveyancing Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 (NSW) will enable…

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  • Tell us about yourself and your role at OusProperty. Born and bred in the country town of Naracoorte, SA, I moved to Adelaide for sport as a teenager. I then lived in a variety of locations across the state and Australia before being enticed back to Adelaide because the city is so ‘livable’. Today, I’m a sales agent and auctioneer…

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  • Once upon a time in a land far, far away, a law firm found itself in hot water for using location-based marketing around hospitals. They had geo-fenced a Hospital Emergency Department, allowing them to target advertisements toward patients’ phones for their personal injury litigation services. I’m sure someone thought it was clever marketing to a bunch of semi-qualified prospects. Technology continues…

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  • Propertyology Head of Research Simon Pressley said that the extent of recent intervention by APRA was completely unnecessary and that Australians should be concerned about its effect on the national economy. “The grip that APRA have on national credit supply is so tight that we now have a significant blockage in a major artery of the economy. If the Federal…

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