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

    BY validumadmin - July 8, 2019

    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 better way to structure […]

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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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  • Alumni In The Spotlight: Byron Froneman – One Year On

    BY validum - May 14, 2019

    5 min read Recently, we caught up with Validum Alumni. Byron Froneman graduated 12 months ago and is happily working in the real estate industry as a Commercial Asset Manager for PRDNationwide in Mackay and is doing extremely well. We were interested to see how Byron’s first year in the industry has gone and he […]

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  • 12 Recommended Podcasts For Personal Development

    BY validum - May 7, 2019

    3 min read Listening to podcasts is beneficial in many ways – firstly, they’re inspiring, motivating, educational, informative and entertaining. Think of all the time you spend commuting to work, or going on your daily run, or even cleaning the house – that’s a lot of time that can be spent working on your self […]

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  • Registration Certificate VS. Full Real Estate Agent Licence

    BY validum - May 2, 2019

    We talk to a large number of people everyday. Before they enrol in a course, most seem to ask one similar question: Which course is right for me? It is easy to feel overwhelmed when trying to decide which course is best for you. So in today’s blog we outline the differences and benefits of […]

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  • Top 5 Reasons Mortgage Brokers Make Good Real Estate Agents

    BY validum - April 4, 2019

    The Mortgage Broking Industry is faced with an uncertain future and significant changes to its structure after The Royal Banking Commission released its recommendations. One of the recommendations that has the potential to affect the financial position of Mortgage Brokers (“Broker/s”) is the recommended ban on trailing commissions (ongoing commissions from the banks for the […]

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