Catch-up

  • In 18 months Movinghub.com.au has created 600 Utility Connection brands across Australia and New Zealand. Having your own utilities company, they say, is fast becoming a popular way to help your customers move home and/or switch providers. Movinghub is setting a leading standard using technology used by brands in Australia such as Ray White Home Now, Origin Energy, Guardian Real…

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  • Long-standing member of the Real Estate Institute of New South Wales and Life Fellow Tim Anderson has been recognised with the Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division (OAM). REINSW CEO Tim McKibbin said throughout his career, Tim Anderson has actively promoted professionalism and integrity in the industry and has applied these attributes to all his activities.…

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  • Virtual Reality (VR) live streaming has helped one Melbourne-based property management company to achieve zero vacancy rates since switching to the technology over a year. Neesh Property managing director Michael Sanz describe the change as phenomenal for his business and wants to teach other agents on how to use the technology and achieve the same results. “Twelve months I bought…

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  • Grant Harrod from LJ Hooker outlines three ways in which the New South Wales state government can address the much talked about housing affordability crisis for Sydneysiders who badly want to own a home. The appointment of Gladys Berejiklian as NSW Premier and her suggestion to review all options to address housing affordability should provide some optimism for a generation…

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  • ASX-listed buyMyplace, a commission-free real estate agency has recorded a strong second quarter by clocking in 147 percent in revenue earnings for the 2017 financial year ending in June from the prior corresponding period (PCP). The Melbourne-based online real-estate company’s gross profit rose by 117 percent while residential property listings on the website grew by 84 percent from the previous…

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  • Amy Youngren of Urban Lifestyle Group has built a solid reputation for her creative video marketing, earning herself a nomination for most innovative agent of the year by Inman News. One of her most successful listing videos, 88 Colgate Ave PH09, has reached over 5,000 views on the agency’s Facebook page. Want to see your video featured here? Send in your…

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  • The head of one of Australia’s largest networks believes that the arrival of Purplebricks in Australia has failed to ignite consumer interest and that the company is on track to replicate the significant losses incurred on its home soil. “Since its August 2016 launch, when more than a quarter of a million properties were listed for sale with Australian agents,…

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  • The top performing independent real estate agencies and individuals across Australasia have been revealed last week as finalists in the 11th annual Australasian Real Estate Results Awards (ARERAs), to be staged in Sydney next month. Hosted by the Real Estate Results Network (RERN), the ARERAs is the industry’s pinnacle awards event that recognises and celebrates the outstanding achievers in property throughout…

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  • The current waters are still a little murky in relation to the use of electronic signatures. According to white papers released by CoreLogic on the use of DocuSign, an electronic signatures software product, electronic signatures are legal in most Australian Jurisdictions. Rundl, powered by progressive law firm LawLab, already have clients transacting with electronic signatures across many of the Australian…

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  • House rents have increased in most capitals, with the rental market outlook looking positive for investors – according to the December quarter Domain Rent Report. Median house rents increased in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra and Hobart. The resource capital of Perth continued to remain the clear exception to the trend, with high vacancy rates and rents continuing to fall.…

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  • After taking a 2.5 per cent drop at the start of the financial year, tradie prices in NSW are back up 9 per cent to kick off 2017. The quarterly Tradie Price Index released today by jobs website ServiceSeeking.com.au, reveals a significant hike in the cost of hiring a tradie in NSW. The weighted average hourly rate currently sits at $64.46,…

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  • The Barry Plant Group has rendered its support in helping bolster more funds towards Property Initiatives Real Estate, a social enterprise run by the Women’s Property Initiatives (WPI) in Melbourne. Barry Plant Group said the collaboration will see WPI’s social enterprise benefitting from its professional services which include running a better-managed rent roll and achieving maximum profitability through the advice given…

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  • Just hours after being elected as New South Wales (NSW) 45th Premier, Gladys Berejiklian has vowed to address the much-touted housing affordability crisis and has made that her top priority while in government. “I want to make sure that every average, hard-working person in this state can aspire to own their own home,” Berejiklian told a media conference after being…

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  • WA’s State Government announced a $5.6 billion iron ore mine for the Pilbara Region, and combined with an increase in the First Home Buyer’s Grant, bringing the grant to $15,000, WA’s property market may have just the stimulus it needs to strengthen again.   Perth-based Nicheliving, a real estate and property management company director Ronnie Elhaj said the $15,000 grant…

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