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Tips, Hints & Musings

By Alison Vella
May 17, 2017

Preparing a Property Report With ActivePipe

Whenever we ask our clients what they love about our platform, it’s always the intel; they love the automation and the high level reporting it provides. Those features are awesome but they’re also automatic. Every office on ActivePipe knows they exist and every single one of them is using it. The property report provides a…

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By Alison Vella
May 9, 2017

A Staged Home Creates the Perfect Conditions for Record Sales in Record Times.

Let’s talk about home staging. Many interior designers have complicated the term bringing big brand furniture, exclusive paintings and excessive throw rugs to a seller’s mind. It’s not like that at all, a seller shouldn’t be pimping their house with over the top decor from Franco Cozzo or Kings Furniture, they should be making it neutral so…

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By Ashley Farrugia, Activepipe CEO
May 1, 2017

This is How We Build Features Our Users Can’t Live Without

How many times have you and your mates laughed about your old Nokia phones? About pressing the number “7” four times to get an “S” and using arrow keys to clock the only two games on the device. It comes up from time to time and in hindsight, we joke about how inconvenient the little…

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By Alison Vella
April 12, 2017

Brand or Be Banned – A Cohesive Look and Feel is Now Mandatory!

We’ve taught you how to build a database and we’ve told you the secret to keeping in touch but how do you make your communication effective? The answer to that depends on your brand. Who is speaking to your customers? Is it a man or a woman? Does he wear a suit or ripped jeans?…

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By Alison Vella
April 7, 2017

Looking at your Database and Wondering Who On Earth You’re Going to Call First?

Our last article was about building a robust database. It’s been a week since then. How are you going with it? Have you made any progress? You’re probably wondering what to do with the list you just slaved for. There are hundreds of names on it; where do you start? What are you supposed to…

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By Benjamin Ling
April 4, 2017

How to Build a Robust Database in Just 3 Weeks

It took me five days to get a Real Estate Agent’s Registration. It was a crash course dense in property legislation, but light in “how to sell houses”. It set me up for work in the industry but like all career pathways, you learn a hell of a lot more on the job. One piece of…

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By Ashley Farrugia, Activepipe CEO
March 29, 2017

Ignoring Profile Updates Could be the Biggest Mistake of your Career

You tend to think that the top row of your ActivePipe dashboard is the most important. While the content there is key, it’s not the only place you should be looking. Tucked away in the second row, you will find a list of recent profile updates – of people who have volunteered vital information about…

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By Alison Vella
March 24, 2017

Agents that Make it to the Top will be SMART Ones – Make Sure You’re One of Them

Data is a pretty damn precious commodity! With it, we know a contact has visited our website nine times in the last three days. We know that that they are looking for a two bedroom unit in Port Melbourne and we know that their budget is $650,000. Given the number of times they have returned…

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By Alison Vella
March 15, 2017

Use These 6 Strategies to Write Emails That Deliver Results

People love to slough our society off as one that no longer reads. They’re wrong. It’s not that we’ve stopped reading, it’s that we’re doing it differently – we don’t scrutinize anymore, we skim. We aren’t impressed by thousand word essays and academic jargon, we are impressed by complex things communicated in simple ways –…

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By Alison Vella
March 9, 2017

Servicing people is tough. This is how to make the customer happy every single time.

Whether it’s getting someone to make your kitchen, hiring a professional to plan your party or going to the barbers for a trim, we all have expectations when we hire someone to complete a service. We go in with images and we tell them what we want, the problem is words are subjective; they are…

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