First National Foundation donates to Naidiri Bay Khalsa Primary School, Fiji

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During its National Convention in Fiji last month, First National Real Estate used the occasion to officially open a covered utilities walkway for the Naidiri Bay Khalsa Primary School, funded by the First National Foundation – the charitable arm of the network. The walkway will provide much needed shade during the summer and relief from… Read more »

35 new First National Real Estate locations in 12 months

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I am proud to announce that First National Real Estate has expanded its network of offices nationally, opening 35 new locations in the past 12 months. First National Real Estate’s culture is one of business owners working together, with the support of the best training, systems, technology and corporate assistance available to grow their businesses…. Read more »

Engaging our future leaders

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This week, together with my team, I launched an initiative aimed at engaging the First National Real Estate network’s future leaders and giving them influence over the network’s direction. First National Real Estate is well known for the spirit amongst its membership. It’s vital that tradition continues; that younger agents, property managers and administrators have the… Read more »

Why 2017 Is A Great Year To Buy Your First Home

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I went on public record recently saying that there’s no time like the present if you’ve been waiting to buy your first home because no matter what you’re trying to buy, values in Australia and New Zealand are just going up and up. According to a CoreLogic RP Data report from January 3, the median… Read more »

Canstar Blue Award for Customer Satisfaction 2016

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As Australia’s largest network of independent agents, First National Real Estate is delighted to be recognised as the customer satisfaction leader in Australian property services. First National Real Estate is committed to customer satisfaction. It is therefore no coincidence that we have now won this award in both countries. We see this as confirmation that… Read more »

Leadership Interview with Ray Ellis

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I was recently interviewed by Lee Woodward, a famous industry trainer in Australia. I am pleased to share with you some of the insights about leadership and how I am working with the under 35 year olds in the First National Real Estate network to embrace the leadership challenges to continue to keep our organisation… Read more »

SBS News Television Interview with Ray Ellis, First National Real Estate

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I was interviewed on SBS News in August in which I commented that Australia’s demand for property continues unabated. It is clear homebuyers have been quick to capitalise on the Reserve Bank’s decision to reduce interest rates to historic lows last month. As the First National Real Estate member offices begin their Spring campaigns, I… Read more »

Ray Ellis interviewed by The Real Estate Conversation

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I was recently interviewed by Neville Sanders from The Real Estate Conversation in an article titled ‘Economy cannot withstand Labor’s Experiment with Negative Gearing’, in which I stated that “the property industry is Australia’s largest employer, currently employing 1.1 million people and providing jobs for one in eight working Australians. If it is adversely affected… Read more »

Property buyers should review new withholding tax

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I recently went on record saying that a new tax policy aimed at stopping foreign investors sending sale proceeds overseas before compliance action can be taken could catch unaware buyers. The new legislation requires buyers of properties worth more than $2 million to withhold 10 per cent of the purchase price and send it to… Read more »