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  • An Open Letter to the Haters

    An Open Letter to the Haters: Why Becoming a Real Estate Agent Made Me a Better Person

    BY validum - August 23, 2016

    Drop the word “real estate agent” into a conversation and anyone who has ever rented or bought a property (i.e. everyone) will start to regale you with tales of disappearing bond, mouldy walls, surprise inspections, and other reasons why they had/have the worst real estate agent ever. I get that. While there are good guys […]

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  • Introverts Make Great Real Estate Agents

    4 Reasons Introverts Make Great Real Estate Agents

    BY validum - August 20, 2016

    As a real estate trainer, I see many personalities come through the doors of Validum Institute. More often than not, introverts go unnoticed in the world of business and are often overshadowed by the big personalities and presence of extroverts. Yet, experience has shown me that the introvert’s understated value can give them a unique […]

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  • How to Become a Real Estate Agent in Queensland

    How to Become a Real Estate Agent in Queensland: Everything You Need to Know

    BY validum - August 11, 2016

    Congratulations, you’ve decided to enter the exciting world of real estate! Don’t worry if you don’t know where to start. In this blog, we’ll explain every step you need to take in order to become a real estate agent in Queensland! Step 1: Check that You’re Eligible to Become an Agent To become a real […]

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  • What do the top sales people do

    What Do the Top Sales People Do?

    BY validum - July 27, 2016

    “What do the top sales people do?” is a question I am constantly asked as a real estate trainer. What do they do that’s different? Why are they successful? What the formula? These questions get asked by our learners so often that I thought I should cover it in this month’s feature. I have a heap more […]

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  • Celebrities Secretly Owning the Real Estate Business

    4 Surprising Celebrities Secretly Owning the Real Estate Business

    BY validum - July 7, 2016

    Celebrities often get a bad rap for either being all beauty and no brains, or having everything handed to them on a silver platter. There are, however, a handful of celebrities whose secret real estate careers match (and sometimes surpass) their on-screen success. Want to know how they did it? Here’s a rundown of how […]

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  • Social Media Addiction Makes You Perfect for Real Estate

    5 Reasons Your Social Media Addiction Makes You Perfect for Real Estate

    BY validum - July 1, 2016

    You Are an Amazing Communicator As a social media addict, you love interacting with people. You’re commenting, tagging, messaging and sharing all day, every day. You always have your phone in hand, and don’t shy away from answering phone calls, texting back or sending an email, which is why you’re an ideal person to do […]

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  • Negative Gearing In Real Estate

    Negative Gearing: Everything You Need to Know Minus the Politics

    BY validum - June 28, 2016

    In this blog, Validum Institute’s Director and Real Estate Trainer Victor Pisanos uses his industry insights to explain the key issues, as argued by both sides of the fence, minus the emotional buzzwords. From renters through to developers, it seems everyone has something to say about the current negative gearing plans to: Stop property owners […]

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    Secrets of success from California’s No. 1 Real Estate Agent

    BY validum - June 7, 2016

    I recently came across an article on on how Mauricio Umansky is shaking up the real estate industry in America. Who is Umansky? For those who have not seen Million Dollar Listings LA, Umansky is the founder of The Agency, a real estate agency in California.  Despite only having 3 offices in Southern California, he has been named […]

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  • Tips On Selecting a Real Estate Trainer

    Tips On Selecting a Real Estate Trainer

    BY validum - January 20, 2016

    When you’re looking to upskill or obtain a qualification to work in real estate and property, how can you be sure your selected training organisation will best meet your needs? We asked Victor James from Validum Institute what people should look for when selecting a training organisation for their real estate and property courses.  With […]

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  • Validum Alumni Spotlight David Cotterill Photo

    Validum Alumni Spotlight: David Cotterill

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    As with any career, there is always an opportunity to upskill in the real estate industry, regardless of experience or length of time in the industry. Award-winning Belle Property Carina residential sales consultant David Cotterill recently fulfilled a career goal by studying with Validum Institute to attain his full Queensland Real Estate Agent Licence. David first entered […]

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