August 6th, 2015

August edition of Property Management Focus out now!

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In the August edition of Australian Property Management Focus:

  • Negative gearing explained
  • The benefits of pet friendly properties

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August 3rd, 2015

Irene Green says training needs to prepare students to perform in the real world

With a lot of scrutiny recently being placed on the standard of training real estate professionals currently receive in Australia, Irene Green, Head of Academy at Harcourts Group Australia says in-house training needs to prepare students for the real world.

“It’s not just about equipping students with the knowledge they need, but also giving them the confidence and the ability to perform out in the world”, says Mrs Green.

One way to ensure students are equipped to hit the ground running is to introduce training requirements within agencies, for sales agents and property managers in practical skills such as business planning, time management, personal leadership skills and wealth creation.

Harcourts also mandates that training doesn’t begin and end when someone first enters the industry.

“We have a strong culture of growing our people, no matter how far along in your real estate career you are, you are always encouraged to …

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July 15th, 2015

Property Focus (Australia, July 2015)

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In the July edition of Australian Property Focus:

  • To fix or not to fix? A guest post from CEO, Mortgage Express, Simon Dehne
  • A guide to buying your first home
  • Market facts

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June 25th, 2015

The Harcourts Foundation grants CareFlight much needed funds for critical training equipment

CareFlight recently purchased a Macgrath MAC Training Video Laryngoscope, a piece of equipment which is vital to training doctors, nurses and paramedics in one of the most critical interventions their medical teams perform, airway management.

The new equipment was purchased for training in Sydney and the greater New South Wales region, after CareFlight received a recent grant from the Harcourts Foundation.

The equipment will allow CareFlight’s doctors, nurses and paramedics to learn the new techniques associated with video-laryngoscopy without compromising their ability to respond immediately to an emergency.

“Before applying for the grant, training was curtailed because it meant taking the operational equipment out of service,” said CareFlight’s, Andrea Phillips.

Airway management is one of the most critical interventions that can be performed on a patient at an accident scene or in transport as getting it wrong has the potential to kill the patient. However, the devices used in this …

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June 23rd, 2015

Auction results (w/e June 19)

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June 18th, 2015

NAI Harcourts Market Leader (Australia, June 2015)

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In the latest issue of NAI Harcourts Market Leader:

  • Commercial property outlook: Spotlight on Tasmania
  • National auction clearance rates for commercial property
  • NAI Harcourts property specialist, Phil Grant takes out top spot
  • NAI commercial property specialist Sam Fazio sells sought-after historic Fremantle property
  • Welcome to NAI Harcourts Wine Coast
  • Looking to invest in New Zealand?

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