Productivity & Best Practice

  • Remember your last vacation? How long did you take to decide where you were going and plan what you would do there? Planning a vacation is, for many, much easier than planning their goals. Why? Apart from being something people look forward to, it is easy to decide on a destination and then it becomes easier to plan the steps. Often…

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  • ‘PRODUCTIVITY’ is a bit of a buzzword, not just in the real estate industry but across all sectors – corporate, government, sports… But what does it really mean? What does improving your productivity do for you and your business? Productivity is about getting the most from the daily, weekly and monthly activities that are the drivers of your current and…

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  • Tech companies – and clever principals – are exploiting agents’ natural inclinations towards play and competition by gamifying their team’s digital experiences, enhancing bottom-line results in the real world. So, whether riding high on the victory of a hard-won listing or slumping over their laptops, discouraged by losing business to their opposition, how can your team play along? Odds on, you’re already…

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  • 2017 was a big year and one that confirmed that there is nothing more certain than death and taxes… and change. And change has well and truly arrived. Bear with me while I skirt around a few big-ticket items in order to set the scene. Hollywood. I’m sure 100 per cent of us can say that our opinions of Hollywood as a business have…

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  • If you’ve made the decision to come along to #AREC2018 this year (and we hope you have), you’ve made a great decision to invest in your career by taking some time out of the office – to learn some new things and meet some new people. We know it’s a significant investment, but well worth it. Use this handy guide for…

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  • We know that, anecdotally, across the industry 50 per cent of businesses who try outsourcing fail to reap any benefits. But why does this happen when so many succeed? Here are the top seven reasons why out-sourced teams fail: 1. SUPER HERO NEEDED When you start to think about the cost savings associated with an outsourced team, I wouldn’t blame you for getting…

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  • For many Australians, navigating the tax system can be quite overwhelming. To help take the stress out of their tax returns and maximising your return, here is my advice that will help make it easier: Did you know that real estate agents can deduct: Real estate licence – renewals Stationary/business cards Advertising Hammer (for erecting signs) Motor vehicle expenses Mobile/telephone…

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  • Drawing on the example of Australian Open Winner Roger Federer, Pancho Mehrotra looks at the psychology of change and why we find it so difficult. With the benefits of change in real estate so potentially significant, it’s time to take that first small step to overcome our fear of failure. I have been asked many times how long it takes…

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  • Every single person reading this article has made a mistake at work. If it’s a large mistake you might need to start over again with your work colleagues. And whether a lot of time has passed or just a little, Alison McGavin explains what you need to do to get your working relationships back on track. No one likes to be…

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  • For many of us, boosting productivity is high on our list of priorities.  However, as top mindset coach Jet Xavier says, you can’t achieve big things if you are distracted by small things. At work are you always reading or checking unimportant emails? Being interrupted by chatty co-workers? Having endless, pointless meetings? Surfing the net or engaging in social media unnecessarily?…

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  • One of the key challenges in today’s fast paced world is the search for ‘perfection’ in our day to day life. We train ourselves to believe that; “Once I get the job role I want, with the income I need, doing meaningful work and receiving the significance I deserve from my company and peers…..then I will be happy!” or “Once I…

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  • It is as astounding how many people struggle to learn something new. But, just like a toddler starting to walk, we are all capable of mastering new skills if we go about it the right way. Pancho Mehrotra of Frontier Performance explains. I have often seen trainers getting people enthusiastically involved in the training, yet when these people leave the seminar they…

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  • Former WTA tennis professional Michelle Jaggard-Lai knows what it is to have a competing mindset. While some of us are born competitors and some believe they can learn, others feel they just don’t have it in them – yet, says Michelle, all of us are capable of achieving more. Success is not always about winning. As an ex-professional tennis player,…

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  • No sound on the planet has more power over you than the little voice inside your head! Whether it be to remind you of what you need to be doing at any point in time, or as cartoonists have depicted it over the decades, internal civil war. We’ve all seen the portrayal of the challenge between good and evil –…

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