Technology

What is web hosting, and what’s so different about real estate websites?

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What the bleep is website hosting, anyway? Your website hosting is where you store all the images and files that comprise your website. Your domain is the www. etcetera that is your official address on the world wide web. Basically, if your hosting service does what it’s supposed to, everything loads quickly, and your visitor sticks…

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Why being a guinea pig has serious perks – Console Lab

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Tell us what you really think about our property management software… no really. We want your feedback. It’s time to make yourself heard. Communication is the cornerstone of any good relationship. In fact, since everything we do is designed to make your life easier, your voice and opinions are crucial to success.  Console Lab is…

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Our favourite WebChoice features from 2018

Webchoice Features - Website Performance

Most website developers care about one thing: website performance. Why does your website performance matter? In the words of one of our own WebChoice specialists, ‘The best place to hide something is on page two of Google’s search results.’ Trust us on this one: a high-performing website gives your business a huge edge over your…

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Media Release: Console launches ANZ PropTech study

Media Release 25 January 2019 Console launches Australia and New Zealand PropTech study Today, Console launched the Australian & New Zealand 2019 PropTech Survey to more than 10,000 professionals within the real estate sector. The study is designed to understand how disruptive advances in property technology are affecting the viability and bottom line of agencies…

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Property management: the next 12 months

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It seems every other day someone will write about AI or VR as ‘the future of property management.’ While they rave breathlessly about agent-less inspections and facial recognition of the future, they miss the forest for the proverbial trees. The conditions for a colossal industry shake-up are already here. Exciting as robots and machine learning…

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The ultimate pre-holiday checklist for property managers

The Ultimate PM pre-holiday checklist

You made it. It’s almost time to go on holidays. If you’re logging off for the rest of the year pretty soon, make sure you’ve got these items ticked off your list first. So let’s get to it: The Ultimate Pre-Holiday Checklist for PMs—no matter which software you’re using. 1. Make sure you’ve rescheduled any routine…

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Australia’s new decryption legislation: what everyone should know

Decryption legislation - what you need to know

Australia’s new decryption legislation: another dent in our digital privacy and security New legislation intended to fight crime gives government agencies the power to invade Australians’ digital privacy, and opens data to attack by hackers. Imagine Apple secretly giving the federal police access to all your iMessages on your mobile phone. Imagine installing a WhatsApp…

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The Rental Arrears Workflow in Console Cloud

Rental Arrears Workflow

The property management revolution is here. That’s because the Rental Arrears Workflow has just been launched in Console Cloud. So let’s explain what the Rental Arrears Workflow does, and how it is going to deliver radical productivity gains for property managers.  You have probably heard of or used the term workflow before. At Console, we…

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The Lease Renewals Workflow in Console Cloud

Lease Renewal Workflow

The property management revolution is here. Workflows have just been launched in Console Cloud. In this article, we explain what the new lease renewals workflow does, and how it’s going to revolutionise property management. Let’s start by explaining what a workflow is, in the sense that we talk about them in Console Cloud. We’re guessing…

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Infographic: How property managers are using the Console App

Property Management App

The Console App In April this year, we released our first app. Built to integrate with Console Cloud, the app schedules and records inspections from your smartphone. The app then talks to Console Cloud, and uploads that information live to your records. That’s the beauty of cloud-based property management software: instant information transfers. Besides transferring…

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