Archive for May, 2016

3 ways mobility is changing real estate

I read an article recently in The Australian about how everything around us is speeding up. Everything seems faster and more competitive than ever before: we work more, sleep less, and are constantly connected to the wider world. While I’ll leave it to others to comment on the changes to society in general, the “constantly connected” theme works well with me as technology, and mobile technology in particular, has and will continue to revolutionise real estate. It’s hardly surprising: Australian’s are addicted to their mobile devices. Over 80% of Australians own at least one smartphone. These stats aren't new but... View article »

The importance of your community in creating a leading business

Last Saturday night I had the privilege of hosting the Make Bullying History annual north shore gala dinner. It was a fantastic night at the Greengate Hotel in Killara, being involved as the MC was something I thoroughly enjoyed. Real estate agencies are known for being supporters of the local community across Australia. It’s not surprising: a recent survey suggested that 89% of consumers today rank your community engagement highly when considering who to purchase from. But with the importance of having a shop-front location in every suburb diminishing, how do you stay relevant to the communities you serve? How do... View article »
Posted in Community involvement, Real estate commentary on 19th May, 2016

Savvy Sydneysiders still seeing great results

Despite the constant coverage about the property market cooling, our vendors have bucked the trend and we've seen some outstanding results. From a record sale in Killara to raft of other good auction results, our clients have shown that the market is still strong, particularly on the lower north shore. I think it shows that despite a slow down year on year, you will still see price growth in 2016. Here’s some recent media coverage of the results our vendors have achieved: Linfield property snapped up for $4.25m Record upper north shore sale in Killara We also recorded one of our recent auctions of a... View article »
Posted in Real estate commentary, Sales Effectiveness on 10th May, 2016