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Greg Vincent

What’s The Future For Real Estate Agent’s Commissions in 2011?

What’s happening with real estate agent commissions?

Are you interested in gaining an insight into how other agents are dealing with the constant pressure that’s being exerted on real estate agents and their commissions?

Well! Last year, I was able to gain an amazing insight into what was happening out there in the front line with real estate agent’s commissions via a quick online survey that I conducted and shared through this Real Estate Mentors site.

Once the survey was finished my team and I compiled a detailed report called ‘The Future of Agent’s Commission 2010 Report’.

The statistical data, opinions, insights and feedback that we received from this initiative was really eye-opening.

But before I share the link to the previous report with you, I wondered if you may be able to help us gain an insight into what you are currently experiencing within your market place?

You see, over the next few weeks, we’ve opened up a similar study for agents in 2011 and we’d love to hear your side of the story.

Could you please take a couple of minutes (it’s really brief) to answer this year’s ‘The Future of Agents Commission – 2011 Questionnaire’?

From some of the data that we’ve already received, this years report looks like being even more comprehensive.

Plus this years online questionnaire is being promoted more broadly via Kevin Turner’s REUNCUT radio show PLUS other real estate trainers/coaches have also joined in to share it with their agents.

We anticipate that the report will provide an insight into where real estate commissions are heading and help us to provide real answers to what agents can do to ensure that they can not only secure more business but also retain a healthy professional fee for their service both now and into the future.

Please join in and have your say by clicking here now.

NOTE: Those agents who contribute to the Questionnaire will receive ‘Exclusive’ access to the full report prior to its official release.

Please take a few moments and help with this important real estate industry initiative by Clicking Here Now.

Thanking You in Advance.

Warm regards

Greg Vincent

www.GregVincent.com.au

PS: Here’s the link to last year’s Future of Agent’s Commission – 2010 Report.

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Glenn Twiddle

How to Sell or List a Property every DAY by Some One Who’s Doing It

A note from Glenn Twiddle

(and a gift – download this interview with Chris, completely free – 25 min mp3 format.

Real Estate Training Tips – Chris Gilmour

click or right click and ‘save as’)

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Rarely have I seen someone come along like Chris. Maybe twice.

And even rarer (ie never) have I had one of my serious hitters, someone who has had six figure MONTHS, offer to share, for an entire day, every secret they have, no holds barred, for such a low investment.

In fact, if he charged $3000, just half of one commission, it would be a bargain, but at the low price he’s offering to do this for, and with a double your money back guarantee, well suffice to say, if you’re not coming, you’re lfat out insane.

A guy who earned $135,000 in his first year and took that to $880,000 in his second, and in his third year, is on track to hit a million, well he DESERVES, no COMMANDS, your (and my) attention.

Visit www.ChrisGilmourTraining.com ,  grab a ticket, because this WILL sell out fast, and I look forward to seeing you there.

Input code ‘MENTORS’ and it will knock $200 off the ticket price, bringing it down to only $97.

Glenn Twiddle
www.GlennTwiddle.com.au/blog for a free gift

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Greg Vincent

Real Estate Agents: Who says size doesn’t matter?

The real estate industry has become more and more mobile over the past few years and now with technology growing at a break-neck speed the ability to do a whole lot more out in the field is now taking place in the palm of your hand.

Real Estate Technology

Real Estate Technology

We are starting to see lots of emerging iPhone & iPad Apps PLUS applications suitable for other mobile devices are also being developed, but 2 of the big players Dell & Apple have just released their latest TV Commercials and it would appear that in the tablet space there’s plenty of focus around whether size does matter or not?

Dell have just released their handheld tablet the Dell Streak which is also a lot more affordable then Apple iPad.

Here’s the Dell Streak TV AD

Whereas the Apple iPad, whilst being a larger device and more expensive, I believe that the huge resource of Applications and the size of the display screen makes it much more practical for real estate agents, especially when doing a listing presentation.

Here’s the latest Apple iPad TV Ad

I also think that Open Home visitors will feel more comfortable entering their details into a larger device like the Apple iPad than something that looks like a large phone or a Sony PSP. (for the moment anyway).

Outside of the practical applications for real estate agents the new Dell Streak looks like it could be another interesting play maker in the mobile/portable technology sector. What do you think?

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Single Property Websites by HomeWebsites.com.au featured on REUNCUT radio show

HomeWebsites-Website

This week Kevin Turner from REUNCUT – a daily real estate radio show for real estate professionals featured our product HomeWebsites.com.au – where a HOME gets a WEBSITE of its OWN.

Kevin promoted the product as…

“a Sure-Fire Way to Win Sellers.”

 

The promotion of our Single Property Websites product occurred in yesterday’s show and if you’d like to hear the recording within the context of the whole show you can click on this link & play the show featured on Thursday 14/10/2010.

Or alternatively, click the play button below to listen to what Kevin had to say about our Single Property Websites product…

Single Property Websites by HomeWebsites.com.au featured on REUNCUT by Greg Vincent

If you’d like to find out a bit more about how you can create Single Property Websites via HomeWebsites.com.au don’t hesitate to contact us here or call 1300 780 869.

PS: You may also be interested to check out this recent case study about HomeWebsites.com.au v’s Realestate.com.au

Disclaimer: Kevin Turner is a great friend of mine, a fellow contributor for Real Estate Mentors and I appear regularly as a technology commentator on the REUNCUT radio show. Be that as it may, this recording done by Kevin was totally unsolicited and came as a complete surprise to me.

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Greg Vincent

Agent Horrified About Stuff Up!!! Where Is Our Data Going?

This is the question that an agent posed to me earlier today after yet another stuff up by the big boys.

I was speaking at an event yesterday where one of the agents mentioned the CommBank Property Guide iPhone App and the significant amount of data that was now being made available via realestate.com.au and RPData.

As the discussion went on, one of the agents logged on and started searching through the Comm Bank’s app. Only by fluke, another agent suggested they take a look at one of his latest listings which is going up for Auction.

The listing agent was absolutely horrified to see that the property which was uploaded onto realestate.com.au as an auction now appeared on Comm Bank’s app with an asking price displayed.

The price that was displayed on the Comm Bank app was the same price that the agent had inserted under the search price field.

Any pricing entered within the search price field has always been a hidden price whether a property goes up for auction or whether it has an asking price. These prices have never been for public viewing, or at least until now.

I was blown away when the agent showed me the listing in question on the Commbank site. I couldn’t believe that something so fundamental and basic could be breached.

I followed up with the agent again today. To REA’s credit the pricing issue for that listing has now been rectified but in typical fashion the agent was told that it’s not their fault the issue seemed to be from CommBank’s side? So who’s fault is it really?

Agents don’t have an agreement with CommBank’s Property Guide app, they have an agreement with REA Group.

Under the circumstances, should agents have the option to not make listings, etc available to Comm Bank’s app?

Is this only an isolated case? Has it happened to others? Will it happen again? Can REA Group and Comm Bank guarantee that no such issue will ever happen again?

Can you imagine what would have happened if the vendor had seen it? Who knows whether a buyer has seen it or not? Does this mean that agents have to check every listing on every site that their data is being uploaded to?

NOTE: Out of respect for the agent and the vendor trying to sell their property I have deliberately left out the specific details of the price, property, area, agent, etc because sharing that information could have a detrimental impact on the result of the property auction.

This article was originally featured on Business2.com.au

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