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THEY SAID IT

“There is no question that real estate is a numbers game and working harder helps, but I always want to know how do you work harder on the smarter things? In other words, how can you find faster ways to differentiate yourself in the marketplace. And I think it’s more than just working hard.”

That’s AREC 2018 speaker Peter Sheahan on our podcast this week talking about some of the things that are going to Matter in the future (pun intended), and was one of our most trending items this week. More below.

TODAY'S GOOD NEWS

WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT

DEPT OF EVENTS
AREC 2018 photo gallery now online
Did our photographer capture you or your squad at AREC 2018? Along with several speaker interviews that are in production right now, there’s a big photo gallery for you online where you just might see a snap of yourself or one of your favourite speakers. Check out the full photo reel here.

Social Media Workshop for agents
Tuesday we kicked off with a feature by Sabri Suby about the need for agents to stop talking about themselves on social media and Iolanthe Gabrie agrees, you need to stop making noise and start adding value. For more social media tips from Iolanthe and the Ruby Slipper team, join their workshop for estate agents on June 13 in Melbourne - get your tickets now.



DEPT OF AUCTIONS
It’s going to be a subdued weekend for auctions according to CoreLogic figures, with only 814 homes scheduled to go under the hammer leading into the Queen’s Birthday holiday on Monday. This is down significantly on last week (not surprisingly), with Melbourne especially seeing a massive 77.5 per cent drop on the final figures last week. 243 homes are scheduled to go under the hammer, down from 1079 last week. Sydney is scheduled to see the most action - 377 properties are up for auction, down from 837 last week.

Neither Brisbane or Perth will be getting the public holiday, but numbers are also down in the Sunshine State, with 91 scheduled auctions. Perth is the only state seeing a rise at 31. After four consecutive weeks of declining clearance rates, it will be interesting to see if the lower numbers this weekend have any effect on these figures.

WHAT TO SAY WHEN

WHAT TO SAY TO THE CUSTOMER ASKS YOU TO FIND THEM A CHEAP RENTAL, EVEN THOUGH YOU’RE IN SALES
Alrighty then. That’s what Josh Altman said as he reluctantly found himself helping a woman looking to lease a property rather than buy one. Over a month later, she finds her home, but Josh loses more than he earns. That is, until he receives a call that evening which unexpectedly turns the tide. Watch Now.

TODAY'S FEATURE

Here are the stories this week that have caused more excitement than us reporting another Reserve Bank meeting where nothing happened. #breakingnews

ANYTHING ELSE?

BIG BROTHER IS ALWAYS WATCHING
On this day in 1949 George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984 was published. The novel, set in the year 1984, tells the story of a sci-fi future where Great Britain has become a province of a super state and is stuck in a permanent war with ever-present government surveillance.

Not only has the novel gone on to become thought of as one of the best pieces of literature ever written, it’s also regularly referred to as an eerie prediction of modern society. Some of the ideas dreamed up by Orwell don’t seem out of place in 2018, especially in light of recent data-monitoring drama from a certain social networking platform…



WE AIN'T SAYIN' ANYONE IS A GOLD DIGGER
When he’s not launching prefab affordable housing with YEEZY Home, Kanye West is #blessing us with some of the best gifs on the internet. Lucky for us, today is his birthday, so we’re taking the chance to celebrate with some Yeezus reactions for your most frustrating real estate agent situations (Shout out to our faithful band of readers who had a hand in this).


We hope you get a chuckle from our mash-up of 15 Kanye GIF's here.




MONDAY IS THE QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY
That’s all for this week as we run at speedily towards the long weekend everywhere except WA and QLD. So, we will catch you all on Tuesday.



Thanks for reading.
Wishing you a productive day.


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