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6 new Aussie proptechs worth checking out 

Here’s six proptechs that are operating out of Fishburners in Sydney.

Do real estate agencies really need trust accounts? 

I recently hosted the Innovators versus Legislators panel discussion at the REINSW Proptech Lunch. The debate around trust accounts was one of the key issues raised. New startups are challenging …

4 proptech innovators creating transparency in real estate negotiations 

The biggest grievance of all property consumers – whether they are buyers or sellers – is the lack of transparency around the buying and selling process. In the Perceptions research …

Innovation versus Legislation: is proptech also disrupting government? 

I was delighted to moderate the Innovation versus Legislation panel at the recent REINSW Proptech Lunch. It was a great discussion that covered a range of challenging topics. Buckle in …

The similarities – and differences – between the Australian and US property markets 

A guide for proptech innovators on the differences – and similarities – between the Australian and US property markets.

Everything you need to know about robots in real estate 

Robots are already a ‘thing’ in real estate agencies whether you believe it or not. They are automating content creation, sending email, interrogating databases, responding to client inquiries and even …

Is your PM team elevating or anchoring your business? 

Is the property management team in your business an asset that’s growing the value of your business or an anchor that’s holding you down? New research shows that for close …

Does real estate have a groupthink problem? 

Let’s stop talking about women in real estate. Instead, let’s talk about confirmation bias. And groupthink. And a host of other accepted norms that are blindsiding us and holding us …

Will the Australian portals embrace ibuying? 

Grumbling about online portals is an international obsession with real estate agents. While Australians love to complain about the cost of advertising on Realestate.com.au and Domain, in the US the …

Why does real estate make everyone so crazy? 

Most agents – so the story goes – get into real estate because they love property and they love helping people. And the chance to earn a small fortune is …

Relationships in real estate are sexy again! 

Relationships are hard. They’re human and messy and involve emotions and accountability. No wonder then most agents would prefer to focus on the transaction. But with technology now – finally …

The truth bombs at INYC19 

Here are some key quotes from INMAN Connect New York 2019 that capture the key themes of the event.

The 5 Vs that are driving the future of real estate 

There were five major trends that were consistently identified by a range of speakers across INMAN Connect in New York this month. Some have been around for a while, but …

Will Google run real estate? 

Ever wondered why Google is bothering with driverless cars, Google Homes and glasses that show you data as you walk around? And what on earth can any of it have …

Will 2019 be the year of business model change in real estate? 

Why is the business model for real estate broken? And is technology helping or hindering us from fixing it? The case for putting customers, not technology at the centre.

15 Proptech Innovators You Need to Know About Now 

An overview of 15 Australian proptech innovators who were part of the REINSW Future of Proptech lunch