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So you can now sell real estate… what next?

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Congratulations! You’ve now you’re qualified to sell real estate. Now what do you do? Thousands of Australians have been in the same pursuit of real estate success, only a very small number generate the big incomes that attracted many of us to the industry in the first place. So how do you achieve success as a real estate sales agent? As they say ‘hope is not a strategy’. Instead, you need a plan and that starts with ‘what does success look like for you personally’ as the answer will look [...]

Why Full Real Estate Licence Course is our Best Seller!

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THE SCOOP: Get More Value for Money!   The decision to invest your time and money in your future real estate career is a critical one.  You want to be sure your investment will land you where you want to be, give you the competitive edge and prepare you to enter the Real Estate industry. A Full Real Estate Agent Licence Course could allow you to enter the industry and progress much faster than you would with the entry level Registration Certificate. The Full Licence: The Full Real Estate Agent Licence [...]

Are You Chasing Your Tail or New to Real Estate?

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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 their own systems, or the owner simply dropping the ball or losing focus and trusting a team to manage their business.  This believe it or not is very common but the KEY thing to remember [...]

The advantages of short courses over University degrees

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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 over university degrees.  In particular we focus on why a Real Estate Course with Validum could be your next move! Start A New Career Quickly When considering a new career, the thought of years of [...]

A career in real estate equips you with valuable transferable skills

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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 sales agent, there are many career paths within the property industry. Starting out in real estate is more than just a career.  It’s a stepping stone of valuable skills that can be transferable to other [...]

What’s the Value of Having a Mentor

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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 ask what has mentoring got to do with Real Estate at all? The simple answer to this is - plenty!  Mentoring has been practiced now for hundreds of years so it is not something new [...]

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

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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 better way to structure fees when it comes to selling homes? We are seeing a rise in real estate agent comparison sites to help customers more openly determine value. These sites offer satisfaction ratings for [...]

Top Expense Deductions Real Estate Employees Can Claim

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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 their agency doesn’t always offset or reimburse. With the end of financial year approaching, we outline the top deductions real estate employees can claim at tax time. Please Note: To claim an expense, you must [...]

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

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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 overall happiness. There are two parts to self-awareness - internal and external. Internal self-awareness is having the ability to understand your beliefs, strengths and weaknesses as well as having a clear perception of your personality [...]

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

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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. What was the best part about studying real estate online with Validum? It was efficient and seamless. The Validum platform provides a great user experience, simple to understand and straightforward. Regardless of it being online learning, [...]