AREC 2019 Key Takeaways

  • Ryan O'Grady Ryan O'Grady
  • Jul 05, 2019

ProposalPoint had a successful exhibition at AREC this June. Over the two-day event we were able to listen to great keynote speakers and understand their perspectives on the industry. Outlined below, we share a few key AREC 2019 takeaways:

1. McGrath Agent – Alex Mintorn talks about the technology that got him seven listings in seven days.

The first time I did Ghostvoicemails, I promoted a successful auction I had in Wahroonga. I prerecorded an audio file around the successful sale of a property and how I had a potential 7 buyers from that campaign, I then sent a Ghostvoicemail to 4,000 contacts automatically placing the recording on their voicemail. Within 18 hours we had 1,100 call-backs and listed 7 properties in 7 days at the cost of $157.

2. Domain CTO Mark Cohen explores the top 10 tech trends in real estate over the next 12 months.

  • Blockchain
  • Cybersecurity
  • Virtual tours
  • Sales process automation
  • The Internet of Things
  • Instant sales and rentals
  • Drones and photography
  • Chatbots and voice user interfaces
  • Augmented reality and VR
  • AI and machine learning

3. James Clear, a US-based author, explores how to master success through atomic habits.

“Excellence is not about radical change; it’s about accruing small levels of improvements over time,” he said. “If you get one per cent better each day for 365 days, you get 37 times better in a year.”

He noted the art of building good habits involved:

  1. Making it obvious
  2. Making it attractive
  3. Making it easy
  4. Making it satisfying

“If you want a habit to be a big part of your life, make the cues a big part of your environment,”

Lastly, during AREC 2019 ProposalPoint ran a survey to all AREC attendees around the challenges faced when preparing proposals to potential clients. We had a $1,000 prize for a random survey entrant which was won by Steven Fan from Ray White Parramatta. Read more about that here and expect the survey results shared in the coming weeks.