Technology

Facebook Pixel for absolute beginners

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Have you ever wondered how that pair of shoes you viewed online starts following you around on Facebook for weeks after you left the site? The answer is Facebook Pixel. We’re going to show you why it’s a great tool for real estate agencies, and where to go to get yours set up. Let’s assume…

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4 Real estate website trends to watch

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We love beautiful web design. After all, it’s what our WebChoice designers do for a living. To stay ahead of the competition, we’re always looking out for real estate websites that inspire, awe and (occasionally) entertain us. This is what we’ve seen so far this year. 1. Smarter mobile websites As of March 26 this…

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How to change property owner details without duplicating entries

Change Owner Property Details Console Cloud

It’s common enough for a rental property in your portfolio to be sold to a new owner, and of course it’s great news when they decide to keep managing it through your business. Hooray—you’re not losing money. The difficulty with a change in ownership, of course, arrives at the moment you record that change. Here…

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5 Productivity hacks to live by this financial year

Productivity Hacks Console

New financial year, new you. If you’re a property manager looking for ways to boost your productivity and bottom line this financial year, we’ve got you covered. Let’s begin with a hard truth: Just say no is unhelpful advice. Chances are, you’ve already heard of its managerial equivalent, also known as ‘Just don’t check your emails,’ or ‘Just don’t…

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7 Signs it’s time to refresh your website

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If you suspect your agency’s website might not be bringing in as much business as it should, you’re probably right. It’s been drummed into us for at least the last 15 years: the purpose of a real estate agency’s website is to get more business. For a website to do this, it has to be easy…

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Trust receipting: how much time spent is too much?

Trust receipting

Receipting trust money–particularly tenant’s rent payments–is one of those regular but unavoidable tasks that simply must be done. But how much time does your business spend on trust receipting each day? Do you spend fifteen minutes? Thirty minutes? More than an hour? If you are spending more than five minutes on trust receipting, then we…

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5 things you may not know about Console Cloud

Console Cloud Facts

Here at Console, we’ve been busy with many recent enhancements and additions to our Cloud property management product. Here are 5 enhancements we’ve recently released that you may not be aware of: #1. Emails are now delivered under your agency’s name Now when you send any emails through Console Cloud, it will use your agency…

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How technology is changing the way we manage property

Technology & Property Management

PropTech (Property or Real Estate Technology) Last year, “FinTech” (Financial Technology) was the buzzword of the moment for tech organisations and enthusiasts, an exciting  prospect for where to invest your money in the hopes of making more. This year, “PropTech” (Property or Real Estate Technology) is the thing everyone is talking about. Anything that pays…

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Gain New Referrals Using Social Media

Social Media Lead Generation

Using Social Media to Gain New Referral Leads For agencies and sales agents alike, referral leads are like tiny pots of gold – people are more likely to trust who their friends and acquaintances trust, and you’re likely to close more deals because that element of trust is already there. And the best part is,…

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