Real remote: is opportunity knocking in rural areas?

Real remote: is opportunity knocking in rural areas?

While some of Australia’s regional towns are thriving thanks to local industry, others haven’t had a heydey since gold-rush times. With no tourism drawcards and a landscape ravaged by drought, population numbers in these areas continue to dwindle.

Real estate agency owners in regional Australia are suffering from a drought of their own. Not only is there are lack of property being exchanged, agents who are ready to sell their own businesses are set back by a lack of interest.

How to manage staff during a rent roll transition

How to manage staff during a rent roll transition

When you sell or buy a rent roll, often property managers and administrative staff are included as part of the deal. If they’re not happy about the change, your customers, your reputation and your relationships can be at risk of ending up in the wrong hands.

Avoid the loss of valuable information and clients by planning ahead and structuring a plan to manage staff during a rent roll transition.

Future-proof your rent roll sale by niching your market

Future-proof your rent roll sale by niching your market

Having handled the sale of dozens of rent rolls over the last few years, I’ve come to recognise the precursors of a smooth and successful sale process.

For example, agency owners who stay on top of bookkeeping find it much easier to prepare their rent roll for sale. They have all the information of the past three to five years to hand and they’re able to present it clearly. This helps quantify the value more easily to the buyer.

How to survive a property market downturn

How to survive a property market downturn

During an upswing in the property market, new real estate agents flock to the business, excited to take home their piece of the pie. However, reality inevitably bites! Being able to survive the hard times requires persistence, planning and strategy.

When the property market takes a breather and homeowners become reluctant to sell, here are some ways to ensure your business doesn’t go down the plughole.

Why banks want more paperwork

Why banks want more paperwork

Both property and small business are two areas of the economy feeling the heat as a result of the 2018 Banking Royal Commission. If you own a real estate agency, this can be troubling news!

During commission hearings, it was found lenders including ANZ and Westpac financed small business loans which the Financial Ombudsman later ruled should not have been approved. In one case raised as part of the enquiry, it was reported borrowers were given in excess of $200,000 despite providing unrealistic financial forecasts.

How to use Facebook for multi-office real estate agencies

How to use Facebook for multi-office real estate agencies

Often the purchase of a rent roll can mean a real estate business has acquired another location and office. Part of the success of a rent roll transition in a situation like this, is what happens after the ink has dried on the contracts.Not only does the agency have to integrate the new rent roll, landlords and staff into their existing business, there is the issue of branding. Most established agencies understand the value of a consistent brand across multiple offices, however the one place we consistently see brand degradation is on social media and on Facebook in particular.

Updating an older strata building

Updating an older strata building

It makes sense to upgrade an older building to improve the value for residents. These five tips will have a complex looking more 2020 than 1990.

With so many new developments being flung up around our capital cities (and beyond), it can be difficult for older strata complexes to compete when it comes to attracting buyers and tenants.


Smart Contracts - what they are and how they will affect your rent roll

Smart Contracts - what they are and how they will affect your rent roll

Blockchain is the latest technology buzzword. While many associate it with Bitcoin and cryptocurrency, the potential of the blockchain and smart contracts is being realised across many different industries from finance to the food-chain. For the real estate industry, the concept of a smart-contract, could be revolutionary, and for those opposed to change, not in a good way.   Smart Contracts 101 The majority of contracts are paper based and filled in by hand or on a computer.