The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2021-03-19T08:29:00Z Innovative Canberra-based strata business takes out title, again. 2021-03-19T08:29:00Z innovative-canberra-based-strata-business-takes-out-title-again The ACT Strata Community Association, the region’s peak body for strata and community title management in a competitive and growing sector, awarded Vantage Strata “best strata business” in Canberra for the second year running.Vantage Strata’s Managing Director Chris Miller said this is the third time in the company's short five year history that they’ve won the Australian Capital Territory title. Over the past 12 months Vantage Strata welcomed an 32 new buildings to their management approach resulting in an increase of 2,700 new units to their portfolio. “It’s a great boost for our team to be recognised for our approach to strata management across one of the most important strata regions in Australia, the ACT. We’re doing things differently at Vantage Strata," Mr Miller said. "Strata buildings are more than just bricks and mortar. These properties are living, breathing communities, and their management requires more than a reactive approach."A few months ago, Vantage Strata won the coveted NSW “best strata business” title as well as the Australasian title. “The standard industry model is broken and leads to inferior outcomes for owners’ corporations. We believe our market-leading approach leads to enhanced service, better outcomes for owners, and an improved strata industry,” Mr Miller said.“More apartments are being built in Canberra than ever before, with a distinct move away from the two townhouses or twelve units in a block of three or four storeys of yesteryear towards seriously high density precincts inside significant complexes.”“One in ten people in the ACT now lives in an apartment or townhouses. That’s nearly 40,000 of us. I’m one of them.”In recent months, Vantage Strata created a division for new business comprising an onboarding manager (for new buildings) and an established onboarding manager (for existing buildings) to ensure everything runs smoothly and successfully from the very outset of a new relationship, particularly for the plethora of new apartment blocks in the ACT. “Our onboarding managers are responsible for our detailed and thorough onboarding process, which has over 170 steps. We use a project management tool called Smartsheet to map the process in meticulous detail to ensure every small item is covered,“ Mr Miller said.Vantage Strata will again be in the running for Australasian Strata Business of the Year.END Geotab and JESI join forces to help organisations manage the safe movement of mobile and remote workers 2021-03-10T02:34:01Z geotab-and-jesi-join-forces-to-help-organisations-manage-the-safe-movement-of-mobile-and-remote-workers Now available on the Geotab Marketplace, the JESI solution helps mitigate risk for workers by automating emergency alerts and enabling real-time responses to critical eventsAPAC 9th March 2021 - Geotab, a global leader in IoT and connected transportation and JESI, an Australian-based Global Remote Worker Management company, today announced the availability of JESI’s safety solution on the Geotab Marketplace. JESI seamlessly integrates with Geotab’s award-winning telematics solution, enabling organisations to better control risks associated with remote workers operating across multiple geographic locations and diverse work environments. Available globally, Geotab and JESI collectively deliver a scalable safety solution to help organisations with workers operating in potentially high-risk scenarios to reduce risk by automating emergency alerts and enabling real-time responses to critical events. “As a company dedicated to improving fleet safety, enabling business and fleet leaders to mitigate risk is critical, especially for those working in remote environments. By collaborating with innovative partners like JESI, we are able to help these organisations keep their employees safe through increased visibility and check-in alerts,” said Louis De Jong, Executive Vice President at Geotab. “Geotab is excited to expand our Marketplace offering to include an Australian-based company who truly understands the crucial importance of improving safety for workers in high-risk circumstances or remote locations.” Both compelling and powerful, Geotab and JESI provide organisations with a centralised dashboard to help manage people and vehicle assets together, irrespective of where they are located. More importantly, in the event of an incident or emergency, organisations have access to pertinent information with one click. “Geotab and JESI have worked together over the past 12 months to develop a solution that gives organisations a significant competitive advantage,” said Joe Hoolahan, CEO at JESI. “By offering the JESI solution on the Geotab Marketplace, we are equipping organisations around the world with the potential to help reduce employee injury or death while also saving company time, money and resources.”To learn more about JESI, visit: https://marketplace.geotab.com/solutions/jesi/ or email customersolutions@jesims.com.au About JESI Management SolutionsJESI is a Remote Worker Management SaaS product that enables organisations to control the risks associated with a diverse workforce who operate across multiple geographic locations. JESI, Australian based is established as a leading international software solution for remote workers across a wide range of industry sectors including resources, construction, education and health. To learn more, visit www.jesi.ioAbout GeotabGeotab is advancing security, connecting commercial vehicles to the internet and providing web-based analytics to help customers better manage their fleets. Geotab’s open platform and Marketplace, offering hundreds of third-party solution options, allows both small and large businesses to automate operations by integrating vehicle data with their other data assets. As an IoT hub, the in-vehicle device provides additional functionality through IOX Add-Ons. Processing billions of data points a day, Geotab leverages data analytics and machine learning to help customers improve productivity, optimize fleets through the reduction of fuel consumption, enhance driver safety, and achieve strong compliance to regulatory changes. Geotab’s products are represented and sold worldwide through Authorized Geotab Resellers. To learn more, please visit www.geotab.com and follow us @GEOTAB and on LinkedIn. Historic country manor for sale 2021-03-09T00:41:56Z historic-country-manor-for-sale With historical dramas like Downton Abbey and Bridgerton making for some of the hottest television viewing in Australia, it’s no wonder the Historic Royal Breadalbane’s entry onto the property market is capturing the hearts and imaginations of Australians – especially as it’s selling for less than the price of a tiny two bedroom apartment in Sydney.The circa-1878 Southern Tablelands country manor, located just two hours from Sydney CBD and 12 minutes from Goulburn, is being sold by its custodians Rob Chard and Kevin Armstrong who are returning to Perth.Having owned it for 17 years, Rob reflects on the journey to return the historic property to its former glory, when it serviced landed gentry and bushrangers including infamous local identity Ben Hall.“We were in Sydney when we bought it. I had always wanted a beautiful old, historic place as I love old architecture,” Mr Chard said. “I drew a 2-hour circumference around Sydney in my 5-year search but it was impossible to find something that wasn’t miles out or had 1000 acres attached to it for $5 or $10 million.”“When I found this one it was completely derelict with possums and swallows living in it and you’d fall through the floor.”However, Rob and Kevin threw themselves into carefully renovating the former pub, staying true to its architecture and building style.“It deserved original hard plaster render – no Gyprock – and it’s been restumped, reroofed, new wiring and plumbing, free floating solid brush box floors, polished and ready for the next 140 years.”Rob is proud to say the entire eastern wing of the home has been completely renovated, featuring four bedrooms and two bathrooms, a 42m2 kitchen with commercial oven, gas cooktop and marble benchtops, along with expansive living and dining areas.The new owners will appreciate the renovations including a 2,000+-capacity wine cellar and a full-size library with an open fireplace, allowing the modern home office to meld into the historic one.The unrestored 100m2 master wing includes a master bedroom of grand proportions with an open fireplace, walk-in robe with dressing room, ensuite, informal lounge and an office.“If I could I would undo it, brick-by-brick and bring it back to Western Australia, because it’s so special,” Rob said.Such a notable property has attracted many visitors over the years, with Rob and Kevin welcoming them into the home to hear their memories and see the work they’ve done.“Fifteen years before we bought it, it was still a working pub and everyone who drops by has a story,” Mr Chard said, describing how when the “no drinking on Sunday rule” existed, travellers more than 20km from their home were exempt. Given Breadalbane was 25km from Goulburn, people could get on a train, come to the pub and head home again.It’s still this convenient location, just two minutes from the Hume Highway and centrally situated 2 hours from Sydney CBD and 45 minutes from Canberra, that means there are endless opportunities for easy rural living or business ventures at the property, according to agent George Southwell.“There is potential for it to be transformed into luxury BnB style accommodation, a restaurant or its sprawling grounds with established lawns and gardens would make a stunning wedding venue catering for the entire event from the ceremony through to the reception.“While price guides for city real estate are being set much lower than the expected sale price, the $1,060,000 set for Historic Royal Breadalbane is a true guide representing exceptional value for money, but also Rob and Kevin’s genuine desire to make the sale process as transparent as possible for the next custodians who take on this treasured property.”“Furthermore, being on a generous 4,793m2 block, the property comprises two titles, providing subdivision potential,” the agent explained.Breadalbane is ready for its legacy to continue on.ENDAgent: George Southwell +61 429 838 345 george.southwell@raywhite.com State Side Remediation is providing Flood Damage and Water Damage Restoration Services across Australia 2021-03-03T23:49:58Z state-side-remediation-is-providing-flood-damage-and-water-damage-restoration-services-across-australia State Side Remediation formed 10 years ago as a humble husband and wife team and have now grown to be Australia’s number one Water Damage Remediation, Flood Damage Remediation, Mould Removal, Mould Damage Restoration, Forensic Cleaning and Meth Decontamination company in Australia. Offering a vast range of services, they are your first call when it comes to decontamination or remediation of any kind. Their water damage remediation & flood damage remediation professionals are industry experts and are highly qualified, ensuring best practices are strictly adhered to. Mould removal and mould damage restoration are now also available, as well as forensic cleaning Australia and biohazard cleaning Australia. They also offer a range of high quality dehumidifiers and air scrubbers to promote healthy living environments.  State Side Remediation can provide you an estimate for mould clean up services after a mould assessment and protocol have been set by an environmental company. A protocol is an outline of how the remediation needs to be handled. You can read more about their services by visiting the links below: Water Damage Restoration Flood Damage Restoration Forensic Cleaning For Contact and Quires: Website: www.statesideremediation.com.au Email: info@statesideremediation.com.au Phone Number: 1300 581 235 Rural agent says it pays to escape the city 2021-03-03T19:55:00Z rural-agent-says-it-pays-to-escape-the-city The popularity of cash flow positive hobby farms is being driven by a Covid-influenced migration of urban professionals to regional Australia, a rural agent confirms. Rural and farmland sales agent George Southwell, 25, says buyers are attracted to the income generating opportunities small hectares bring. “We’re seeing an influx of decisive relocators from Canberra and Sydney, and lately they’re looking beyond the big homes on broad blocks at small farms with income potential,” he said. George Southwell stated that the move is enticing both due to the lifestyle on offer and now a broader awareness of the financial benefits. “With international borders closed and a newfound ability to do the job outside the office, weekend escapes to the country, bush retreats, lifestyle properties and increasingly hobby farms, have gone from being retirement pipedreams to right-now realities.”Hobby farms in the Canberra Region, South Coast, North Coast, and around regional centres like Orange and Bathurst, have had an influx of interest in recent months. The Regional Australia Institute (RAI) recently published research showing that since Covid struck one in five city residents are looking to move to the regions, with more than half wanting to make the jump within the next 12 months.“The Capital Region and southern tablelands rural towns are no longer a hidden secret." Mr Southwell says relocators are showing plenty of interest in two of his current hobby farms for sale. "Martin’s Ridge is on 225ac* (90.67 ha*), or 910,543sqm in city terms, and sits nine minutes outside the little southern tablelands town of Yass, which is just over an hour to Canberra,” Mr Southwell said.“Cattle have successfully been run on Martin's Ridge, and you could easily run 500 head of sheep here thanks to the five paddocks, five dams and improved pastures. On today’s commodity prices, between the wool and meat income, you’re looking at generating over $120,000 per year if you did that...”He says hobby farms that make money are scarce in Australia.Nearby, another property on the market after 49 years with current owners Clive and Rosie Phillips is “Springbourne”. It has held sheep, cattle, ponies and horses over the years.“Cattle have always been our income stream running 30 cows calving every year. We now run steers, the mixture of sown and natural grasses means we can run around 40 steers, luckily we have never run out of water with four dams on the place all having excellent catchment,” Mrs Phillips said."It is now time to move on and allow another family to enjoy the peace and enrichment of living in this beautiful place," she said.The couple built a home on the land 38 years ago, and a tennis court thereafter. "A special track was mown to the top of our hill, we call it the Magic Path, which is brilliant for walking, seeing many of our native animals and birds especially the echidnas. The riding is so easy here, peaceful with stunning views of the mountains." ENDPlease click here for the images for "Martin's Ridge"Please click here for the images for "Springbourne" Loukas Law Creates Equitable Property Settlements Through Multiple Means 2021-03-03T05:15:06Z loukas-law-creates-equitable-property-settlements-through-multiple-means Family lawyers deal with far more issues than divorces and child custody cases. Property settlements and a fair distribution of assets are prime concerns for many and Loukas Law excels in equitable solutions that aid clients in putting their life back together after a divorce to meet their future needs. There’s a wealth of misconceptions about property settlements. The goal of a property settlement is to ensure that the contributions of both parties is acknowledged and the pool of assets are properly cataloged. It also includes tallying all of a couple’s assets, debts, liabilities, and needs to support children when applicable. The property settlement lawyers Perth work to assess the financial and non-financial contributions of both parties before and during the relationship. In many instances, a fair distribution can be arrived at through compromise and negotiation. It can be an uncomfortable process. However, the result is typically better for everyone involved and places less of a financial and emotional drain on a family and its resources. There are times when even a couple that’s agreeable to an amicable dissolution of their marriage can’t come to an agreement. When all other methods fail, the litigation lawyers Perth have the specialised knowledge and experience to fight for a client’s rights. Loukas Law is invested in the outcome of every client’s case. The firm doesn’t allow individuals to be bullied or intimidated and has an outstanding litigation track record. It’s a common misconception that all property and assets are divided neatly down the middle in a divorce. There are many factors the court will consider when litigation is involved and each situation is different. There will be separate property that belongs exclusively to each party, along with joint assets that will be determined by the court. Rated by clients as one of the “best family lawyers Perth,” Loukas Law specialises in all aspects of family law and is the first to work with a network of family counsellors to support the emotional and psychological well-being of clients and their family when the potential for violence exists. Loukas Law works to smooth the pathway for each client whether that’s accomplished through negotiation or litigation. About Loukas Law We care about seeing you come through your family law process in your best personal shape, so that you can build your best future. We are dedicated to look after you from every perspective, legally, financially and personally. We are your support, counsel and advocate. Our strength will be your solution. Media Contact Loukas Law 66 Ord St. West Perth, WA 6005 Australia Website: www.loukaslaw.com.au Test Meth Residue in Your Property or Car with Easy DIY Meth Testing Kit Solution 2021-03-03T04:03:14Z test-meth-residue-in-your-property-or-car-with-easy-diy-meth-testing-kit-solution The problem of meth manufacturing and use in Australia is a real issue. As well as destroying lives, it is devaluing homes, properties and cars. The best way for property and vehicle owners to protect themselves from liability and financial loss is through meth residue testing. EnviroForce is a certified Australian meth testing service provider equipped with qualified professionals offering unmatched services. Enviroforce launched meth testing kits which provide immediate results and are suitable for testing properties, homes and cars or any surfaces you believe have been used to produce illicit products like Meth.  You can get buy the kits online from EnviroForce website now and get them delivered at your door step. EnviroForce meth testing kit is designed to get meth results in no time. Meth Testing Kit Shop URL: https://www.enviroforce.com.au/shop/  You can read more about Meth Contamination on this website: https://www.enviroforce.com.au/meth-contamination/ Unwined in the vines: double the opportunity for Covid tree-changers 2021-03-02T03:28:09Z unwined-in-the-vines-double-the-opportunity-for-covid-tree-changers Edendale & Gaderia offer an idyllic rural lifestyle in a southern tablelands country town. The time has come for the current owners to hand the reins of these stunning properties over to the next generation as they downsize to Canberra, located less than 60 kilometres away.“They owners have opened the door to a rare opportunity for the eventual purchasers to secure a 2.6 acre block with a grand entertainer home, expansive gardens and room to move, while also on offer is a 2.4 acre vacant block with an established vineyard, orchard, boundary trees and superb building sites” the agent, George Southwell, said. “Your very own Sangiovese, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon await, with 1000 vines in total.”The two properties will be sold separately at auction, unless sold prior as a whole, offering buyers an opportunity to be self-sufficient and reap the benefits of rural living in the Yass Valley.Extensive fruit trees, raised vegetable gardens and berries, shedding - including a machinery shed with insulated cool room and equipment shed - and chook yards have been purposefully planned around the property.Ray White Rural Canberra/Yass agent George Southwell is under no illusion how special these two properties are and expects strong buyer interest on the back of covid-induced rural property interest.“Covid has caused city people to reassess the size of their mortgage, home and their quality of life. The Yass Valley has been a major beneficiary of this.”Lawned areas shaded by established trees create idyllic green spaces for the family to enjoy, while a large deck off the home, ideal for entertaining or simply enjoying a quiet moment, is surrounded by large trees creating a sanctuary.Inside this quality built home natural light flows from every angle thanks to careful planning. Vaulted ceilings emphasise the spacious open plan living that connects to the deck and offers views of the gardens.“No doubt sinking into a chair at the open fireplace will be favoured by the new owners, but the option of gas ducted heating will provide convenience while evaporative cooling provide comfort all year round,” the agent, George Southwell of Ray White Rural Canberra and Yass, said. The modern kitchen features quality benchtops, ample drawer storage and is perfectly situated to enjoy views outside as well as overlooking the open plan living.Four bedrooms, two slate tiled bathrooms and a large laundry with generous storage really show this house has been designed for family life, while a dedicated office means working from home has never been made easier.If that isn’t enough space, the large brick garage has a rumpus room installed to the rear.“These properties represent the best of what is available in the Yass Valley,” he said.“If you did the numbers on the established features it would frighten you, hence why these properties represent value for money,” Mr Southwell finished.ENDPlease click here to view the images for 'Edendale'. Please click here to view the images for 'Gaderian'. PEXA welcomes David Singh to the Board 2021-01-25T06:20:24Z pexa-welcomes-david-singh-to-the-board Property Exchange Australia (PEXA), the operator of the nation’s leading digital property settlement platform, is pleased to welcome Commonwealth Bank Australia (CBA) executive David Singh to the PEXA Group Board.  Mr Singh has been with CBA since 2008 and is currently the General Manager for Innovation and Business Development. Mr Singh’s experience and expertise aligns to PEXA’s focus on continuous improvement, enhancement of the services and support it provides to members and the community, and investment in pretotyping to deliver new and exciting product features to the market.  “David is a strong leader with a wealth of experience within the financial services sector, and has built an outstanding reputation and record of driving growth and innovation. I am looking forward to his critical input as part of the PEXA Group Board,” said PEXA Chairman Alan Cameron AO.  Mr Singh has taken the place of outgoing director Dan O’Neill, who has had a long association with PEXA. “We’re extremely grateful for Dan’s contribution and wish him all the very best in his new role at Westpac,” said Mr Cameron.  ENDS  About PEXA  PEXA (Property Exchange Australia) is Australia’s online property exchange network. It assists members – such as lawyers, conveyancers and financial institutions – to lodge documents with Land Registries and complete financial settlements electronically. PEXA was formed in 2010 to fulfil the Council of Australian Governments’ (COAG) initiative to deliver a single, national e-Conveyancing solution to the Australian property industry. It was originally known as National e-Conveyancing Development Limited. PEXA is committed to supporting the property industry as it transitions towards a 100 per cent digital conveyancing process that’s fast, safe and efficient. Hills broker recognised as industry elite performer 2021-01-08T05:59:25Z hills-broker-recognised-as-industry-elite-performer St Leonards, NSW - Hills District broker Thaer Burbar has been included in the annual Top 100 Brokers list released by Mortgage Professional Australia magazine. This prestigious list spotlights the best brokers in Australia and is widely regarded as the industry benchmark for top performers. According to Burbar, there are several factors that make a top broker: hard work, industry knowledge, understanding of the different banks and their policies, as well as being able to identify the best fit for a customer. Having seen almost 50% growth in loan values since the last financial year, the director of North Kellyville’s Greenline Home Loans says his success is down to “utter hard work”.  The brokerage specialises in different kinds of home, asset finance and commercial loans. Going beyond that, it even has a lending arm of the business offering its own white label product that was launched in August. But customer service is its primary focus, and Burbar says he goes above and beyond for all his customers, no matter the situation. “The importance of my customers is above all else,” he says. He prides himself on being able to “make miracles happen”, regardless of what box the customer fits into. “After four years in a row of our Top 100 Brokers seeing dropping loan values, 2020 brought a welcome change. In a financial year that included an unprecedented global pandemic, these brokers faced into the challenges to achieve record-breaking results,” says Mortgage Professional Australia editor Rebecca Pike. “Rather than use total loan value to determine the Top 100, our method was changed last year to allow us to celebrate those brokers who are continuing to improve or who are writing those big-number deals. The ranking is now worked out with a weighted system using total loan value, average loan value, number of loans and loan growth.” Read the full report in issue 20.12 of Mortgage Professional Australia, out now or find out more about Burbar HERE. -ENDS-   Mortgage Professional Australia (MPA) is the leading business magazine for the mortgage and finance industry. Launched in 2001, MPA continues to be the key resource mortgage and finance professionals turn to for in-depth industry issues, market trends, business analysis and intelligence. MPA is also very well known for its annual surveys and special reports such as Brokers on Banks and the MPA Top 100 that recognise key individuals and businesses and provide a unique snapshot of an industry that is continually evolving. MPA is published by independent media company Key Media. In conjunction with the print and online publications, Key Media also produces several mortgage and finance industry events including the Australian Mortgage Awards. Find out more about Key Media’s magazines, events and websites at www.keymedia.com. Going away during the holidays? Do not let the pests move in! 2020-12-12T07:47:46Z going-away-during-the-holidays-do-not-let-the-pests-move-in-1 Pests such as ants, spiders and cockroaches can not only damage your household items and assets, but they can also spread harmful bacteria and virus. Undoubtably one of the most effective ways to get rid of pests is to call a licensed and insured pest control company. A licensed technician can help address your pest problems and help implement a dedicated pest management plan to keep pests out of your home. As well as, using a licensed technician there are things you can do to assist in keeping pests away. Here are five top pest control tips in helping keep your home pest and disease free during these holidays. Top five tips to keep pests away 1. Keeping household clean and tidy A regular clean even once a week or fortnight can help combat pests coming into your home. Pests will thrive in damp and untidy home with easy access to food sources. To avoid an infestation, try and take out the rubbish daily before bed, regular mop and spray-wipes can do great for the kitchen and wet areas. 2. Remove or cover green waste Keeping general green waste for the garden can be great for your plants and veggie patch, however, if these stay on the kitchen bench too long, they will bring nasty pests and smell. Try to put them in a sealed box and take them out regularly or as needed.    3. Close holes or gaps in window and door screens Fixing nets on your window and door screens is a great way of stopping pests from entering your home. An easy fix and effective way to keep pests and their nasty odors and viruses from your home. 4. Remove and dispose of items you do not need Items that are left around and not used can become a great place for pests to hind and turn into their next nesting ground. For example, an old couch in the shed or garage. If its not used, perhaps it could go to charity shop or dump. Unused items become great hiding spots for pests. 5. If in doubt call a professional Untreated pest problems can be costly and often not covered by insurance covers or protections. If in doubt about your pest problems always call a professional. While strategies to eliminate pests can helpful, often these measures cannot completely eliminate pests without licensed and professional intervention. If you need a free consultation or quote visit www.amgpest.com.au our helpful team technicians are ready to help customers just like you. Theola Wins at 2020 Transform Awards ANZ 2020-12-03T02:05:42Z theola-australia-wins-at-2020-transform-awards-anz Theola won Silver awards  for ‘Best use of Visual Assets” for their client, Studio 276 and “Best Place Brand” for Holm, for client HG Developments; they were also awarded three Bronze for; “Best Use of Type” for Urbanity, “Best Identity in the Real Estate Sector” also for Urbanity and “Best Place Brand” for Studio 276.  Theola also received a Highly Commended for “Best Use of Tone of Voice/Copy” for Holm with HG Developments. Mike Thompson, Theola Creative Director comments, “We value the Transform Awards so highly because they take into account more than just the design, it's about the bigger picture, including the strategic approach and, most importantly, the results. The winning work has succeeded by standing out in a crowded market using bold thinking and compelling visuals.” Theola founder and Director, Grey Rogers, commented, “We are especially delighted that our clients have been recognised at this year’s Transform Awards ANZ for their commitment to championing great work. We have a very talented team who have put an enormous amount of effort into delivering exceptional work across all of our clients. These awards affirm that our philosophy of delivering ‘Standout Place Appeal’ for ambitious clients has been not just been well received by commercial audiences, but by our peers, too.” The Transform Awards evaluate exemplary work in brand development and acknowledge the growing significance of brand in strategic communications – developing and sustaining a strong brand is imperative for success.  The Transform Awards consistently set a high benchmark for work in brand development and its implementation, positioning and creativity. A strong differentiated brand has become one of the most valuable assets a business owns. The winners were announced via a special virtual event hosted by Transform Magazine on Tuesday 1 December 2020. ABOUT THEOLA THEOLA is a full-service creative marketing and design consultancy, with specialist expertise in property branding. We create award winning, results driven, end-to-end marketing solutions for the property industry, encompassing brand design, creative direction, digital development, motion and CGI, client service and project management, media and production. www.theola.com.au  At Centurion we are all about your security, safety, and providing value for money! 2020-11-27T00:47:59Z at-centurion-we-are-all-about-your-security-safety-and-providing-value-for-money Centurion Garage Doors provides real security at a fraction of competitor pricing with our tried and proven mechanical latch lock.The latch lock automatically locks your garage door when in the closed position, making it unable to be manually opened from the outside. 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Giving you no need to worry about hacking apps.Visit Our Website For More Information Today at www.cgdoors.com.au OPPORTUNITIES FOR INVESTORS AROUND THE NATION AS NEW AND PREVIOUSLY LAGGING MARKETS GROW AND RECOVER AT A RAPID PACE 2020-11-19T21:53:18Z opportunities-for-investors-around-the-nation-as-new-and-previously-lagging-markets-grow-and-recover-at-a-rapid-pace Within 8 months, what was expected to be a 30% market drop, has now resulted in an expected 9% rise over the next 24 months and Darren Venter, Buyers Agent and Founder of Strat Prop, believes that now, more than ever, is the time for investors and homebuyers to enter the market. With the Government’s proposed reversal of responsible lending laws to come into effect in March next year, Australia is set to see a rise in activity with the market becoming accessible to even more Australians. The property market’s movements have always been based on the fundamentals of economics; supply and demand. Venter says that if you’re on the hunt for a property now, getting in before these proposed changes will allow investors to reap the rewards once the flood gates open up and market demand rises. “In climates like these, where a pandemic rules all, we adapt… and adapt we have! Through critical planning and brutal decision making, our nation's government has managed to perform the opposite of what our financial powerhouses predicted. Within 8 months, what was expected to be a 30% market drop, has now resulted in an expected 9% rise over the next 24 months,” says Venter. “We’ve adapted quickly and acted faster. The fundamentals remain, but the focus has shifted. Over $300 billion has been planned for our recovery in the form of infrastructure, planning, incentive schemes, financial benefits, rate cuts, legislation change and more, which creates opportunities for investors all around the nation as new and previously damaged markets grow and recover at a rapid pace.” Venter believes that “regional cities and town are absorbing these benefits the most thanks to their easy lifestyles, affordable amenities and huge support from the above mentioned economic boosters. Going into 2021, on our way to recovery we should be paying close attention to markets which; display a diverse workforce, are connection points for major transport, have major infrastructure projects, are supported by the various government stimulus incentives, and have good amenity to support city-like lifestyles.” “We’re finding these support systems in areas north of Queensland's Sunshine Coast, the southern inland sections of New South Wales and regional mid to northwestern Victoria to name a few.” With interest rates low, the potential changes in legislation, and with the latest NSW budget suggesting the phasing out of stamp duty, there’s going to be a lot of opportunities in 2021 for new home buyers and investors. But for those who can, Venter believes getting in quickly before demands rise will yield the best results. ENDS For further information, or for market commentary from Darren Venter, please get in touch: Megan Chambers || megan@olivepr.com.au About Darren Venter & Strat Prop Darren is a trusted Investment Buyer’s Agent and founder of Strat Prop, a property buyers agency that grows portfolios through strategic investment strategies. Darren’s work focuses on securing investment purchases for clients in high growth and cash flow positive areas. The company’s methods allow curious investors with low to medium budgets to purchase portfolio growing investment properties. Unlike other investment buyer’s agents, Strat Prop creates tailored strategic plans structured around their client's financial abilities, key objectives and the level of involvement they’re able to contribute. www.stratprop.com.au “One-size-fits-all' approach to property marketing no longer effective, thanks to COVID-19” 2020-11-13T01:28:28Z one-size-fits-all-approach-to-property-marketing-no-longer-effective-thanks-to-covid-19 While COVID-19 has no doubt impacted the real estate market, the actual impact has been vastly different to what was predicted by mainstream media.  “Most of the media initially focused on the likely impact on rents and house price falls,” says Founder and CEO of Properti.ai , Craig Deveson.  “We are seeing a multi-speed market where it varies from inter-city falls,, to increases in suburban and regional areas, particularly where the health outcome has been the strongest.  “Much of the analysis didn't take into account record low-interest rates and increased house-hold income for many.” Rather than creating the doom-and-gloom market that was forecast, the biggest change to the property market has been around buyer wants and needs.  “The work from home movement has gone from a niche idea to one embraced by large and small organisations alike, with a Hybrid work environment emerging in the future.  “This has seen property buyers look for extra space for home offices, as well as look at regional or outer city ring locations where it’s more affordable.” The conflicting information has created a new challenge for agents, who have had to find a way to manage real market expectations versus the media.  “Lack of stock - sellers have been nervous, initially believing media reports over agents, however official reporting is at least three months behind.  “Buyers initially thought they could pick up a bargain due to forced sales, which largely hasn't happened, and are now grappling with a very competitive market in key areas.”   As a result, agencies have had to think outside the square when it comes to marketing, and attracting both buyers and sellers.  To achieve this, two of Australia’s top selling agencies have adapted a new marketing platform from properti.ai that allows a customised marketing package to be tailored to the client's needs. “It’s no longer a ‘one-size-fits-all’ property marketing approach,” says Mr Deveson.  “Whilst many agents claimed customisation, they all advertised on the portals, put up a sign and printed some brochures.  “However, now with Properti.ai, the ability to target specific interstate buyers on other channels including social media, with tailored video and custom ads, plus adapting the campaign to using a pre-market approach, or to boost the reach of a traditional portal marketing approach, is now available.”   Properti.ai does three key things for agencies a) decreases costs and reliance on the major portals b) provides flexibility to target the next generation of buyers and sellers since COVID c) amplifies brand awareness and generates listing appraisals  CASE STUDIES  DJ STRINGER  While Gold Coast agencies were fortunate that restrictions were contained relatively early, Principal of DJ Stringer Real Estate, David Stringer, says COVID was – and is – very much a part of their business and daily lives.  “We are fortunate on the Gold Coast and Northern Rivers NSW in that the real estate sales industry has prospered immensely on the back of interstate buyers wanting to relocate to this region,” he says.  But that doesn’t mean there weren’t challenges, as both buyers and sellers faced the uncertainly caused by the unexpected pandemic.  “The unknown of a potential down-turn in the market, impact on both residential and commercial tenancies, and many interstate buyers in border lock down that were not able to inspect property to purchase.” Mr Stringer decided quickly, that a strong social presence was required.  “This has been something in the pipe line for us for some time, however it became more apparent during the last several months or so that we needed to lift both our social presence and our online marketing.” As well as employing a specialised social marketing person in house, the agency also engaged property.ai for advice and assistance along the way. “I had heard of Craig’s IT brilliance from other circles and was encouraged by the simplicity of the programme, and importantly the support to implement same.” Mr Stringer says the extra exposure has been particularly good for the sellers, and the agency has received positive feedback from buyers, who are noticing listings more than ever. “Properti.ai is a simple, automated programme that covers all of the major social marketing platforms. “They have a friendly knowledgeable team, that has definitely found a niche’ in social marketing for any real estate professional, at any level.” CALIBRE REAL ESTATE With the impact of COVID-19 creating a nervous market, Calibre Real Estate Principal, Alice Hagen quickly realised that targeting active buyers and sellers simply wouldn’t cut it.  The agency had been following tried and tested methods of advertising, through the major portals, using professional photos and 3d tour videos. But chances are, unless you’re looking to buy or sell right now, you’re unlikely to be on browsing the portals.  “Buyers are active on social media, maybe not as active buyers per se, and maybe not intentionally to see houses,” says Ms Hagen.     “However, we wanted to reach a greater audience, so our properties would cut through to people when they weren’t intentionally looking for properties.”     Calibre chose Properti.ai for its adaptability within the proptech market, it’s ability to produce high quality videos automatically, as well as the capability of uploading to your channels without leaving the property.ai website.   “It was easy to set up, and everyone in the office has the ability to use it themselves and produce the videos. Simple.   “The result has been a great user experience, greater engagement through social media, more videos being produced and uploaded ‘inhouse’, and the ability to easily see the statistics on the property.ai platform   “We’ve seen a massive increase in social media engagement, comparative and competitive to the engagement levels of large franchise groups.”