Elite Agent

  • It is not often as an accountant that I can tell a client they have no tax to pay on the sale of their business. For many real estate agencies, however, that is exactly the case thanks to the Small Business CGT (SBCGT) Concessions. It doesn’t matter whether you are selling all of your business, part of your business, units…

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  • The only reason a goal isn’t achieved is you don’t have a system for it. Intent matters in business; what do you intend to do, how do you want to grow? The bigger the dream, the more important the team. As a leader, you want to create a leader-leader model. Most businesses are leader-follower, where everyone in the business has to…

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  • I visited a different gym a number of months ago; the weights were all over the place, nothing was put away and there was little or no respect for the equipment. As I walked out it became quite easy for me to act in the same fashion as every other member. The environment was setting the tone. Conversely, the gym…

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  • A true embodiment of the term ‘attraction agent’, Richard’s larger-than-life personality has not only built a successful business for himself as an agent, but has helped him master the three ‘C’s of leadership: culture, continuous improvement and community outreach. After 25 years, what is your proudest moment in business? It was on 28 August 1999, [when] we opened up our…

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  • What was your first job and what did it teach you?  My first job was slave labour! My parents had a real estate office from when I was five years old and they used to let me do small tasks: filing, emptying bins and so on. I absolutely loved it – probably why I’m still in the industry today. It taught…

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  • The faithful letterbox drop was once one of the favourite tools in a real estate agent’s marketing toolkit. However, times have changed. Pamphlets and junk mail get thrown in the trash, largely unread. Rather than engaging potential buyers, you are more likely to be annoying them. Considering the cost and time required to produce and distribute published materials for letterbox…

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  • Courtesy of many years spent collaborating with Australia’s leading estate agents, we’ve learned their key considerations when selecting a new CRM. The industry’s best all agree that having a high-performance database paves the way to repeated success, referral business and growth. Wondering what factors to weigh up prior to committing to a new CRM? Here’s a snapshot of key selection…

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  • We often hear about different forms of leadership – inspirational leadership, motivational leadership, innovative leadership and leading-from-the-front leadership. Leadership is many things, but in essence it all comes down to this: a leader provides a pathway to help others expand their thinking, challenging their beliefs and attitudes about what’s possible. Leadership allows others to own their contribution, which boosts confidence, growth and…

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  • Hands up if you’re a sheep and follow what everyone else does… Just kidding: sheep don’t have hands! The relevance of that bad joke is that if you just do what everyone else does all the time, you’re not going to stand out. It’s a good segue to the story of our own digital marketing product. Like many in the real…

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  • Q. How can I more effectively motivate my team? – Francois Vassiliades, LJ Hooker Campsie The future of leadership is becoming not a good leader, but about becoming a high-performance leader. I normally raise this with clients if they are struggling to get their team to perform at their highest level. They need you to step up; they will never outgrow…

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  • The Australian Proptech Summit was held on the 5th and 6th September and attracted a number of commercial real estate decision makers and finance players ready to connect with cutting-edge startups and technology companies ready to build the future of property in both commercial and residential. Artificial Intelligence, blockchain, big data and virtual reality were themes that featured heavily over the…

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