Archive for the ‘Community involvement’ Category

Glenn Curran wins 2016 North Shore Businessperson of the year

I received a very unexpected but welcome accolade last night at the Local Business Awards. Very humbled to receive the North Shore Businessperson of the year for 2016, especially given the calibre of the finalist’s I was up against. There are some great business leaders on the north shore; it certainly was a crack field. It was a double celebration for Curran Property, with the team also recognised as a finalist for the real estate business of the year. This award has added to what has been a great year with a number of highlights such as achieving a record upper... View article »
Posted in Community involvement, Upper North Shore Real Estate on 11th November, 2016

Social media: It’s more than just a sales tool

A recent Google study found that more and more consumers are going online in their search for an agent to sell their home. In 2014 this trend grew 14% alone. To be fair, that’s hardly surprising when pretty much everyone lives online these days. But how are we as an industry leveraging and adapting to this shift in the market? Like many industries, digital marketing is not new to real estate. Your website is the first thing one thing you need to get right, but there’s lots more to attracting our vendors and buyers online. Take social media for example: In my... 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