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  • pick up the damn phone

    Pick Up the Damn Phone?

    BY validum - February 28, 2017

    I speak to agents and property managers every day and I am always asked the elusive question ‘How do we get more leads? More prospects? More listings?’ Whilst social media is helping us be more efficient in branding ourselves and products, I strongly believe there is no substitute for doing things the traditional way such as picking […]

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  • how to take control of your online profile

    How Big is Your Ego? How to Take Control of Your Online Profile!

    BY validum - February 23, 2017

    We all know Facebook posts have a half-life of 1.3 billion years but how much attention do we pay to the results seen by prospective clients when they search for you by name? Since realestate.com.au first started charging our vendors for advertising our personal brand has been in virtual existence, like it or not. So, […]

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  • Alumni in the Spotlight Introducing Josh Tregoning

    Alumni in the Spotlight: Introducing Josh Tregoning

    BY validum - February 16, 2017

    Thank you Josh for taking the time to share your experience with us and being our recent Alumni in the Spotlight. Can you briefly tell us about yourself Josh? Having grown up in the area and now raising a family of my own in Bracken Ridge, I have a wealth of local knowledge and expertise […]

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  • Top mistakes real estate agents make and how to avoid them

    Top Mistakes Real Estate Agents Make and How to Avoid Them

    BY validum - February 14, 2017

    A career in real estate can be extremely rewarding if you understand what to do and what not to do. There are many mistakes agents make every day because they either don’t know they are making them, or don’t know how to avoid them. If you want to be the leading agent in your market […]

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  • How Twitter Can Increase Your Customer Leads

    How Twitter Can Increase Your Customer Leads

    BY validum - February 9, 2017

    Twitter can be an effective way to generate leads. To make it one of your top marketing tools, it’s important that you post the right types of tweets, and do so on a weekly basis. As a real estate agent, the following six tweets can help increase your customer leads. 1. Local Community News Tweets […]

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  • what 2017 has in store for the real estate industry

    What 2017 Has In Store For The Real Estate Industry

    BY validum - February 2, 2017

    With the new year in full swing, we look at what 2017 has in store for the real estate industry. What will the property market do, and how can you best tackle these conditions as a real estate agent? Here is everything you need to know about this year’s job prospects, approved dwellings, property trends […]

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  • how facebook can increase your customer leads

    How Facebook Can Increase Your Customer Leads

    BY validum - January 31, 2017

    Lead generation should be a top priority for real estate agents. Whilst there are many ways to win business, Facebook is the best social media platform to reach new prospects and convert them to clients. If you are an experienced agent looking for highly targeted ways to reach your database and ‘Lookalike Audiences’, here are […]

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  • Dispelling The Myths of The REIQ and OFT

    Dispelling the Myths of How to Obtain Your Real Estate Certificate or Licence in Queensland

    BY validum - January 19, 2017

    We often see potential students confused about how they actually obtain their certification in real estate.  One of the common myths is that a real estate certificate of registration or licence is issued by the REIQ.  We take a look at this myth and set some truths about who is the REIQ, who is Validum […]

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  • How being a mum can make you a Millionaire

    How Your Mummy Skills Can Make You a Success

    BY validum - January 13, 2017

    As a part-time working mother in the real estate industry, I have come to realise that not only once children come along your life changes significantly, but you also change as a person.  Having a child dependant on you causes you to develop a whole new range of survival, oops I mean life skills. But […]

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  • 9 Ways to Overcome Your Professional Slump

    9 Ways to Overcome Your Professional Slump

    BY validum - January 6, 2017

    Real estate work is invigorating. The excitement of scoring a big listing, the satisfaction of a buyer or who secures their dream house or a seller who gets the best price, the little thrill of a great agent review popping up in your email – all of these things fuel our professional passion. Yet, as […]

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