Birthdays: the global delusion

Is it your birthday today? If so, don’t expect me to wish you happy birthday, because I’m not happy about it. That’s not to say I’m upset it’s your birthday. I’m just not happy about it. I don’t believe in birthdays. People are always perplexed by this statement. “What’s to believe in?” they ask. Well, [...]

By | April 19th, 2017|Business, Content, Marketing|0 Comments

Our debt binge will trigger a nasty hangover

I really, really, really hope I’m wrong, but I fear this will end badly for many, many, many people. Too many people have borrowed too much money to buy homes that were priced too high. They’ve placed themselves in this precarious position because of three false assumptions: The economy will always be steady Property prices [...]

By | February 16th, 2017|Business, Content, Marketing|0 Comments

Why a corrupt politician can teach us a lot about business

Three cheers for Eddie Obeid! There’s a guy who knew how to make money. Ironic exclamation marks aside, honest businesspeople really could learn a lot from the Sultan of Shonk. Have you ever wondered how Obeid came to wield so much power in New South Wales? After all, he never served as premier or treasurer. [...]

By | February 9th, 2017|Business, Content, Marketing|0 Comments

CEO wanted: dickheads need not apply

Your company needs a new chief executive so it decides to hire a hairy-chested alpha male. Big mistake. That’s one of the key lessons from Good to Great, the business classic I finally got around to reading. The book’s researchers found that the best companies aren’t led by superhero chief executives who crave the spotlight. [...]

By | January 19th, 2017|Business, Content, Marketing|0 Comments

Stop helping your competition!

You know that annoying rival that keeps pumping out all that content? They’re beating you. Most people don’t do content marketing – which is why most people are falling behind their competition. For those who don’t know, content marketing is a form of corporate journalism. Traditional journalism uses content to attract consumers, who in turn [...]

By | January 2nd, 2017|Business, Content, Marketing|0 Comments

Meet the new me

Some of you know the old me. I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the new me. The new Nick is fitter, healthier, more knowledgeable and more successful than the old Nick. Basically, Nick 2.0 is a more efficient and productive version of Nick 1.0. I wish I could say all the [...]

By | October 7th, 2016|Business, Content, Marketing|0 Comments

Agent building ‘massive relationships’ with key owners

One of Australia’s best agents is about to implement a prospecting strategy that he forecasts will boost his income by 20 per cent. Brisbane agent Matt Lancashire, who placed 86th on last year’s Top 100 Agents ranking, told REB he is aiming to increase his GCI from $2 million in 2015 to $2.5 million in 2016. This planned [...]

By | January 27th, 2016|Business, Content, Marketing|0 Comments

Real estate agency scraps IPO

A multi-state group that planned to secure a backdoor listing on the ASX this month has been forced to cancel its plans. Hello Real Estate has backed out of its reverse takeover of Minrex Resources, a publicly listed resources company, in what both parties described as a mutual decision. Hello founder Phil Horan told REB that the IPO had [...]

By | January 19th, 2016|Business, Content, Marketing|0 Comments

The Star Trek future beckons

Real estate is set to undergo massive changes in the way that homes are designed, built, priced and listed, which will force agents to significantly update their skills. Picture the scene: you wake up, grab some breakfast and then jump in your self-driving car for a leisurely trip to work. This fantastical future is a [...]

By | December 7th, 2015|Business, Content, Marketing|0 Comments

Real estate laws on the move

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By | July 2nd, 2015|Business, Content, Marketing|0 Comments