Feature Interviews

  • Real estate is a tough gig mentally, emotionally and sometimes physically too. Taking time out to focus on yourself outside of work hours can make a world of difference to how well you perform when you’re on the clock and the pressure is on. For many successful agents, the best ‘R&R’ is exercise, and they find the practice of religiously…

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  • Morningside based agent Candice Arlott of RE/MAX Results could be be considered a bit of a go-getter when it comes to video marketing. This year Candice was invited to present at a Video Summit during the RE/MAX R4 convention in Las Vegas. Not only was she the only Australian, Candice was also the youngest member of the Video Summit panel, presenting…

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  • The competitive nature of the real estate industry automatically puts agents at higher risk of experiencing conflict at work, according to a subject expert. Known as The Conflict Whisperer, Scott Dutton says industries built on competition could often struggle with negative rivalry and employee battles. Such disruption could lead to missed listings, and poor sales results if issues aren’t resolved.…

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  • For many, finding a body in a bathtub in your first week in real estate might just be enough to put you off a career in the industry for good. But for McGrath partner and Sydney Inner West sales agent Cindy Kennedy it taught her there’s always more to the story when it comes to selling a home. A natural…

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  • In Sandringham, Victoria, Hodges Real Estate director and sales agent Kylie Charlton has carved out a successful 28-year career based on the simple philosophy of placing herself in her client’s shoes. Now, she’ll share an insight into the lessons learned along the way at AREC 2019. Kylie Charlton freely admits she knew “absolutely nothing” about real estate other than the…

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  • In 2018, Ray White Remuera’s Steve Koerber reached a career milestone, clocking up a GCI of more than $2 million and ranking 7th internationally in the Ray White Group. It is a success that Steve attributes to a shift in thinking, pure hard work, and an unfailing passion for what he does. Now he’ll share his story at AREC, offering…

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  • What was your first job and what did it teach you? My first job was working behind the bar at the local tennis club. It taught me many things that have proven to be invaluable in my working life, namely risk assessment, customer service, multi-tasking and communication skills. The last factor has been the major one. If you can deal…

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  • You’ve made a name for yourselves with ‘Behind the Suits’. Why a podcast? Adam: Bobby’s mission was to change the negative connotation of real estate agents one person at a time. My challenge to Bobby was to think of a universal way to target more people at once. Most people think you need to be granted permission to do a…

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  • What goes up must come down – unless your name is Tom Hector. The golden boy in South Australian real estate and one of the nation’s premier agents, Tom Hector’s rise to the top 11 years ago was nothing short of meteoric. Perhaps even more startling is that over the past decade the Harris Real Estate salesman and auctioneer has…

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  • The challenge will see these real estate professionals cycle 500km across the rural countryside of Thailand, raising funds for Hands Across the Water. We caught up with just a few of the many agents taking part… What do you do in real estate when you hit the target you’ve been aiming for? You make the next one bigger. That’s exactly…

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  • Owen Wilson stepped into the top job at realestate.com.au in January – amidst arguably the worst downturn in the property market in the past 10 years. With an uncertain year ahead and global players such as Facebook making their own plans in real estate, Wilson’s overall philosophy is that it’s time for REA Group and agents to work together for…

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  • What was your first job? I started my first job at the age of 14 working in a supermarket; packing shelves, cleaning the floors and assisting customers. It taught me time management and the importance of a high level of product knowledge. Fitting in school, representative rugby and working each afternoon was a balance, which taught me to prioritise. What’s…

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  • Kylie Walsh puts a different spin on the old saying, ‘You can’t have it all’. A dedicated voice for women in the real estate industry, the DiJONES general manager was recognised as the Most Influential Woman in Property at the AREA Excellence Awards late last year. Like many female role models before her, including Oprah Winfrey, Ita Buttrose and Madeleine…

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  • As an award-winning property manager at Wiseberry Heritage on the NSW Central Coast, Shaye Wallis has learnt how important it is to celebrate the wins and live in the moment. What was your first job? My first job was at McDonald’s, which taught me that everyone begins at the same starting line. What has been the best thing to happen…

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