Real Estate Category

STARTING OUT AS A NEW REAL ESTATE AGENT

This week for Think Tank, we sat down the husband and wife duo, Blake and Jayde Price. Both Jayde and Blake are relatively new to the real estate industry and have been making waves ever since they set foot in the iThink office. If you are thinking of becoming an agent or you are also a newbie, you can go watch the episode here. If you want to know their top tips to getting started, keep reading below. Q: How long have you been in the real estate industry? Jayde – I have been in the real estate industry for coming up to 12 months, but only 6 of those have been with iThink Property. Blake – I have been in the real estate industry for 3 weeks. So I… Read More »

SELECTING AND ONBOARDING NEW TEAM MEMBERS

Selecting and Onboarding New People in Your Business – How Hard Can It Be? It can be an exciting time when you have new people joining your business. In the early days of starting out it means you are expanding and growing and it is time to hand over some of your previous tasks to someone new, so you can focus on other things like the growth of the business. Once you are set up and established though, team turnover can be fraught with trepidation, are they going to last, will they be the right fit, there’s so much training involved are they going to stay or am I wasting valuable time and money, can I trust them, will I be let down like the previous person and the list… Read More »

HOW TO MAKE MONEY IN ANY REAL ESTATE MARKET

Real Estate is regarded as having created more wealth than any other industry, so who doesn’t want to work in real estate right? There are two key attractions to working in Real Estate that stand out above everything else. One, is you are your own boss and you make your own working hours, and two, you can make whatever income you desire, there’s literally no cap or ceiling on how much you can earn. Broadly speaking a real estate agent will earn in direct proportion to the amount of work they put into their job. So, what about when someone says the market isn’t growing, there’s a global financial crisis or a flu pandemic, can you still make whatever you want despite the market conditions? Absolutely, yes you can. There… Read More »

HOW TO PREDICT A NEW SUBURB ‘HOT SPOT’

One of the biggest mistakes novice investors make when trying to pick a hot spot is taking short cuts. Everyone either doesn’t want or have the time to do their homework while looking for an investment property. If you decide to take a short cut and take a prediction of a booming suburb from a magazine or a friend you can risk missing the mark completely! To help make sure your ‘hot spot’ is not going to become a ‘not spot’ here are some tips from iThink Principal Ben Walker.   LOOK TO THE HORIZON If you’re not looking at least 5-10 years down the track then there is a good chance you will make a mistake. Most hot spot lists usually only consider short-term performance of a property which… Read More »