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  • Are You Chasing Your Tail or New to Real Estate?

    BY validum - September 3, 2019

    3 min read | Author: Lauren Kropp – Certificate IV Training & Assessing With over 20 years’ experience in the Property Management industry I have “seen it all” and understand the predicament a Real Estate Agency can get into.  This can be due to varying issues such as multiple staff changes and each person implementing […]

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  • The advantages of short courses over University degrees

    BY validum - August 27, 2019

    3 min read |  Not sure what you want to do with your life now that school is over or perhaps a career change is on the cards?  You don’t need to have a university degree and study for years to have a great career.   We discuss the reasons why short courses have an advantage […]

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  • Transferable Skills

    A career in real estate equips you with valuable transferable skills

    BY validum - August 15, 2019

    5 min read | Are you looking for a future career path or simply want a change?  Or maybe you are looking for a career as a stepping stone for future careers?  If so, have you considered working in the real estate industry as a future career?   Don’t worry you don’t have to be a […]

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    What’s the Value of Having a Mentor

    BY validum - July 24, 2019

    2 min read | Mentoring, one of those real buzz words that we have heard so much in the last few years.  You might even think that you see it everywhere and that it is overused?  What real value could this have for you in your real estate career moving forward? Some people may even […]

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  • Is The Current Commission Structure Set To Change For Real Estate Agents?

    BY validum - July 8, 2019

    3 min read | There is a lot of continued debate over real estate agents’ commissions and the value they offer, particularly when the seller also has to pay for the advertising costs and other expenses associated with the sale of the property. The question remains, what are customers truly after and is there a […]

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  • Top Expense Deductions Real Estate Employees Can Claim

    BY validum - June 7, 2019

    5 min read A 2017 analysis of Australian Taxation Office (ATO) data revealed that real estate agents claim an annual average of $8,634 in real estate tax deductions. This is nearly triple the national average of $3,413. The nature of a real estate agent’s work means they have a lot of legitimate work-related expenses that […]

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  • The 2 Parts To Self-Awareness And How To Become Your Better Self

    BY validum - June 4, 2019

    5 min read Did you know that by working on your self-awareness, you can become a better version of you? Self-awareness is a critical tool to help you reach higher levels of job satisfaction, become a better leader, improve relationships with colleagues, and manage your emotions better. It’s also positively correlated with higher levels of […]

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  • Alumni Spotlight: What It’s Really Like Studying Real Estate Online With Validum

    BY validum - May 27, 2019

    4 min read Who is Byron Froneman?  26-year-old, originally from South Africa, making the most of my life in this beautiful and great country of Australia. Passionate about property investing and developing. Interests are in soccer, rugby and losing a game of tennis to my fiancé. Happily engaged. Proud doggo-dad of two chocolate Labradors. Q1. […]

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  • Interview with a Brisbane Real Estate Principal on the Certificate IV in Property Services (Real Estate)

    BY validum - May 23, 2019

    5 min read   Recently, Validum Institute interviewed Brisbane Real Estate Agent, Tony McLoughlin – Principal of Kindred Wavell Heights. Tony has 22 years Real Estate experience and has seen the industry grow and evolve since his began his career at RE/MAX in 1997. Tony generously shared his thoughts with us on having the CPP40307 […]

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  • 3 Reasons You Should Upgrade to the CPP40307 Certificate IV in Property Services (Real Estate)

    BY validum - May 16, 2019

    3 min read With the number of Real Estate Agents and Property Managers on the rise and the increasing regulation of the industry, being dedicated to continuing your education and growth has never been more important. We outline 3 reasons you should upgrade your real estate qualification to the CPP40307 Certificate IV in Property Services […]

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