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    Day In The Life Of A Real Estate Agent

    BY validum - June 19, 2017

    We sit down with experienced real estate agent Stephen McCann who shares what it’s like to be a real estate agent and gives us his tips to hints for those looking to enter into the industry.

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    How Pinterest Can Increase Your Customer Leads

    BY validum - June 12, 2017

    Social media platform, Pinterest, can effectively increase your customer leads. But, to win new business from this platform, you need to create boards that drive traffic back to your website. As a real estate agent, the following five Pinterest boards can help boost your leads.

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  • Brisbane: What’s In Store For The Next Decade

    BY validum - May 30, 2017

    Now is a great time to be living and working in Brisbane with the city slated to undergo significant growth. A leading demographer, Bernard Salt, has predicted that Brisbane will become one of Australia’s 21st

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  • 5 Top Tips to Being A Good Closer

    BY validum - May 15, 2017

    Over the past few weeks I have received a number of questions from experienced agents, in particular those entering the industry, on how they can ‘close’ more successfully. It raised the question ‘What makes a good closer?’

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  • It’s The Detail in Contracts That Seals The Deal!

    BY validum - May 2, 2017

    Are you getting it right? Having a high attention to detail when it comes to contracts is one of the most important things we can do as agents. I believe that we are fortunate that we can negotiate deals between sellers and buyers by using a contract of sale. Other states around Australia have solicitors […]

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  • How to Turn a $500 Short Course Into a $100k+ Career in a Year

    BY validum - April 30, 2017

    Yep that is right – it is true and anyone can do it, even you! Your only requirement is to undertake a short inexpensive industry qualification and pay your Registration or Licence fees to the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) and you’re on your way to earning a 6-figure income in your first year. It […]

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  • Alumni in the Spotlight: What It’s Really Like Studying Real Estate Online at Validum Institute

    BY validum - April 24, 2017

    Studying for any new career can be a daunting experience at the best of times.  Our recent graduate Celine Walden shares her experience of studying with Validum Institute for her new career in Real Estate.  See how supportive and simple getting your real estate qualification really is with Validum. Celine, tell us a little bit […]

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  • 7 Tips To Improve Your First Impressions And Secure More Deals

    BY validum - April 6, 2017

    Whether we like it or not, first impressions count. As a real estate agent, your goal should always be to make a good first impression when meeting new prospects so you can convert them to clients. If you want to secure more deals, up your first impressions game with these following seven tips. Arrive Ahead […]

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  • A Career In Real Estate Is More Than A Salesperson: Part 2 – Five Additional Alternative Roles To Consider

    BY validum - March 30, 2017

    If you’re just starting out in the real estate industry, you may only be considering stepping into the role of Salesperson. Whilst this is a great career path, there are many more roles you could consider! In Part 2 of this article, we discuss five more alternative roles and each one’s responsibilities to help you […]

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  • 4 Reasons Why A Career In Real Estate Has More Freedom Than A Normal Job

    BY validum - March 28, 2017

    There are not many jobs which offer the same level of freedom, flexibility and control as a real estate career. If you’re looking for a job which offers this high level of freedom, here are four reasons why you should consider a career in real estate. Real estate agents can be their own boss If […]

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