AREC 2019 Key Takeaways

05/07/2019 by Ryan O'Grady

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.

Ryan O'Grady
Ryan O'Grady Founding and operating digital web services businesses, Ryan has a passion for technology and over 10 years of experience delivering online services to the classifieds verticals in Australia, New Zealand and Asia.
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