Feature Interviews

  • TRANSCRIPT Samantha: Welcome back to the AREC 2018 couch. And my guest here right now is Sean Hughes from Realmark Coastal. Welcome Sean. Sean: Thanks for having us. Samantha: Who was your favourite speaker? Sean: Gavin Rubenstein was really quite good. So, some of the people were yesterday Peter was exceptional as well. Lots of different messages, but it seems…

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  • Monika Tu’s career has gone from strength to strength. Since getting her start in real estate in 2009, when she used personal experience to launch Black Diamondz Property Concierge, to being named a finalist at the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2018, Monika’s success shows no sign of slowing. It’s easy to see why Monika Tu has made the…

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  • What do a pizza, a walk in the park, a haircut, a cocktail and a cup of tea have in common? They’re the key elements in a $50,000 award-winning marketing campaign that successfully promoted the Laing+Simmons real estate brand last year. Entitled Memorable Moments, the campaign took out the Annual REA Excellence Award for Brand Campaign of the Year – Residential. Laing+Simmons Managing Director Leanne Pilkington says…

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  • When it comes to standing out in the digital space, Raging Digital CEO Colin Anstie says it’s about three essential steps: creating a ‘killer’ profile, growing your audience and offering amazing content. He’ll be on hand at Digital Live 2018 to offer an in-depth insight into exactly how that’s done. Mr Anstie offers his expertise as an analyst and speaker…

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  • TRANSCRIPT Claudio: Welcome to Elite Agent Magazine. Here we are at AREC 2018 and AREC wouldn’t be the same if we didn’t have our man, Tom Ferry here. Tom, welcome. Tom: Appreciate it, guys. Claudio: Can I just ask you, Tom? Is this your fifth AREC? Tom: So, I figured out this is my fourth AREC. First one was 1991…

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  • When 200 agents take part in Digital Live 2018 later this year, many will walk away with invaluable skills to improve their standing in a brave new digital age. But far beyond social media, websites and digital literacy, their participation in the program will also make an invaluable difference to real children’s lives. This year proceeds from Digital Live will…

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  • TRANSCRIPT Claudio: Well, guess who stopped by the couch here at Elite Agent Magazine stand at AREC 2018? None other than Taney Jain. Taney, thank you for dropping in, my friend. Taney: Thank you so much. Claudio: You did your keynote this morning, and I’ve asked a few people, “Who is your favourite speaker?”. And you have come up every…

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  • Long before any consumer picks up the phone, they’re actively researching online, shortlisting the right person for the job. Valentina Borbone is an expert at ensuring businesses make that shortlist, and she’ll be applying this knowledge at Digital Live 2018 as she helps agents tap into best-practice recommendations in the online space. Looking at a host of areas ranging from…

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  • How long have you been in real estate? I’ve been in real estate for 10 years. I initially joined local franchise agencies in the Bayside area before starting my own company in 2011. It seems like only yesterday I branched out on my own, with a lot of nerves but also a lot of ideas and determination. How did you…

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  • TRANSCRIPT Samantha: Hey everyone! Samantha McLean from from Elite Agent Magazine. I am here at AREC 2018 with our first interview of the day. It’s Chris Helder. Welcome, Chris. Chris: Thanks so much Sam. Good to be here. Samantha: We are so looking forward to seeing you at the end of the day. What are you going to be talking…

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  • What separates the good agents from the best? Discipline and habits, says coach Caroline Bolderston. And she’s recently launched a coaching series focused on instilling both. A former high-performing agent herself, Caroline is renowned as a productivity and accountability ninja. Now she has designed a 90-day program to offer agents all the skills and accountability they require to achieve their…

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  • Last year 100 agents embraced a six-month challenge that would see their online footprint assessed, improved and put to the test. It was a program devised to teach all the essential digital media skills and offer the mentoring of the finest coaches. Known as Digital Live, it’s now back, bigger and better, for a second year. Here’s an insight into…

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  • Dee, tell us about yourself and your position at RE/MAX. My principal, Hayley Elliott, shared her vision of opening a RE/MAX office in Mackay and asked me if I was interested in being part of a new team establishing the brand. I saw it as an exciting new challenge and a big leap forward, and I couldn’t be happier. Most…

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  • It’s been a couple of months since Moreton Bay Realty appeared in our lounge rooms as stars of Channel Seven’s The Mentor. The family-owned agency sat down with Elite Agent to discuss the impact of the show on their business, and how they survived reality TV editing. It’s hard to escape the unblinking eye of reality TV in Australia; our…

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