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6 new Aussie proptechs worth checking out 

Six interesting Aussie proptechs made their pitch debuts at the Fishburners Pitch Night last week. They show the diversity of thinking that is now starting to challenge traditional ways of designing, building and renting property. Here’s a quick overview. ConX…

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 the need for trust accounts in real estate and property…

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 I did while at CoreLogic, just 11% of buyers and…

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 for this. It’s a decent read. Greater collaboration between legislators,…

Buyer perceptions of real estate agents research 

https://www.slideshare.net/KylieDavis2/buyer-perceptions-of-real-estate-agents The Buyers Perceptions of Real Estate Agents research presentation deck. Download the original CoreLogic report here

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

Buying and selling property is a universal past time and with so many Australian real estate agents and innovators attending INMAN Connect and other US conferences, you could be forgiven for assuming the property markets were identical. But there are…

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 telling your sales team who to call and what to…

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 to 25% of Australian real estate agencies, their property management…

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 back from fulfilling our potential as an industry. According to…

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 complaints are levelled at Zillow dominating not just advertising, but…

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 pretty alluring too.  But within just a few short months,…

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 – starting to free up agents and take away some…

The truth bombs at INYC19 

The Inman Connect conference is known for it’s ‘aha!’ moments. One of the great values in attending is hearing the truth bombs – sometimes dropped intentionally and often randomly – across the week. When compiled as a whole, they create…

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 the rise and acceleration of AI, technology becoming faster and…

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 to do with real estate? I have. A lot. And…

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

The conversation about the future of real estate to date has largely focused on technology and how new platforms and programs are changing the work that agents do – albeit grudgingly. In these conversations, embracing innovation is seen in terms…