Customer Service

  • The true value of a real estate business lies within its rent roll, and the number of properties managed can often mean the difference between a business running at profit or a loss. In order to really harness their true potential, it’s pivotal that property managers maintain a strong customer retention rate and leave a positive impression on their landlords.…

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  • I like to compare real estate to golf, as the ball itself remains motionless on impact. You would think that it would make it easier, but no. As technology comes more into play, sometimes getting back to the raw essence of how this industry operates in its purest and simplest form can help an agent perform. The one thing that…

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  • The constant speculation around industry disruption led me to attend Inman Connect San Francisco last August – a real estate conference exploring current industry trends and technology, and focusing on how agents can leverage the benefits of changes and innovations to grow their businesses. From the moment I stepped into the conference, one thing was clear. We’re in a race.…

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  • In a notable change in direction to the spiralling property values of late, the latest CoreLogic data has revealed a 1.1 per cent drop in dwelling values across five capital cities in the past quarter, with Sydney down further at 1.6 per cent. It’s only a small decline. But at a time where housing affordability challenges, home loan interest rate…

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  • Winning Big

    Let me tell you about an amazing App for your phone. You don’t need to download it from the App store; it’s already there and it’s the best way to get organised in the new financial year. I’m amazed by how many people wait until the end of the calendar year to reflect on achievements and set goals for the…

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  • Why do real estate agents have a poor professional reputation? The truth can be found in the fact that, while agents are paid for by the vendor, they also service buyers. But without a financial incentive to excel, it’s buyers who have some of the worst experiences and who then delight in telling their friends. The CoreLogic Buyer Perceptions of…

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  • Using a face-reading technique called Rapid Trait Profiling combined with analysis of facial expressions and micro-facial expressions, as well as NLP techniques, Alan is very quickly able to determine someone’s personality and emotions – even if that is something they are trying to conceal. “I clear rooms,” said Alan on the topic of what ‘exactly’ he does. “Often people are…

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  • If you want to stand out from the crowd of real estate agents, focus on the value of your relationships. While many speakers at the AREC 2017 conference focused on systems, processes and goal setting for winning transactions, speakers like Leonard Steinberg, the ‘gentleman’ broker of New York, and Charles Touma from BresicWhitney explained their success had been created by…

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  • THE MOST POWERFUL SKILL agents can develop to build trust with their clients is communication, according to both research and popular opinion. But sadly there is a dramatic difference between how the majority of real estate agents define ‘good communication skills’ and the definition held by consumers. Kylie Davis provides four ways that you can improve your response times and…

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  • New research shows that delivering great customer service to vendors and buyers can turbocharge your real estate business by increasing referrals and creating customers for life. Kylie Davis suggests some practical resolutions to ensure you see benefits of adequately serving both groups. The Consumer Perceptions of Real Estate Agents research from CoreLogic identifies that 36 per cent of sellers would…

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  • hit and stick

    The term ‘Hit and Stick’ was coined by Isaac Newton to describe the momentum theory, whereby objects collide and stick together. It is used in rugby as well. In real estate, however, it could apply to a committed approach to client service – upon initial contact, we stick with them, as Cameron Nicholls explains. With a sporting background, I have…

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  • In the digital age, showing that we’re human is more important than ever. High performance real estate coach and trainer Josh Phegan highlights how great agents create a unique bond with their customers and why personalised service wins. We live in a remarkable time. While the industrial revolution gave birth to huge factories and complex machines manufacturing on scale, the…

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  • There’s no denying the incredible rise of Gavin Rubinstein. From fast food, to the number one agent in Ray White NSW, there’s one thing all of Gavin’s past roles have had in common: customer service. Honing those skills is something Gavin’s been working on since he first entered the workforce as a McDonald’s employee. “I think it’s really important to…

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