Purplebricks raises its fee in Australia, but has ‘no plans’ for a US hike

In the United States, Purplebricks’ flat-fee for homesellers was recently raised from $3,200 to $3,600 USD. Sellers pay the fee upfront, regardless of whether or not their home successfully sells with the brokerage.

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate announces expansion to Australia and New Zealand

The move into the Australia and New Zealand markets, where the Better Homes & Gardens media brand has been established for the past 40 years, was a natural choice. Better Homes & Gardens magazine alone is the most read magazine in Australia with 2.5 million readers.

Purplebricks fined nearly $16,000 in Australia over misleading marketing

Purplebricks, the fast-growing flat-fee real estate brokerage that launched in the United States just over six months ago, is facing regulatory scrutiny over misleading advertising in Australia …

Jigglar wants to make creative marketing easy for real estate

Jigglar is a marketing collateral and creative content creator for real estate agents …

Investorist puts new construction in the global spotlight

Investorist is an international new construction marketplace and transaction management tool …

Real estate brokers around globe brace for fleeing American voters

Did your clients on both sides of the political spectrum admit to browsing houses online in Costa Rica, dreaming of castles in Ireland or eyeing second homes in Vancouver as the election neared? It may have just been talk, but international markets are…

How we got 40 deals from a real estate expo in Shanghai

Between Dec. 11-13, 2015, I attended the Shanghai Luxury Property Showcase (LPS), hosted at the Marriott Shanghai City Center. As discussed in previous articles, trade shows and expos have been part of our overall strategy in China since we first began…

Wealthy individuals purchasing homes as ‘opportunity gateways’

The latest study published by Wealth-X in collaboration with Sotheby’s International Realty shows that a growing number of ultrahigh net worth (UHNW) individuals view homes as “opportunity gateways.” …

What it takes to buy in Australia’s cities

With Australia being listed as one of the top travel destinations in 2015 by TripAdvisor, Lonely Planet and National Geographic, you or your clients might be thinking of taking a trip or even investing down under …

Some Real Estate Connect takeaways to fly home with

SAN FRANCISCO — Real Estate Connect is a whirlwind of meetings, sessions, parties, networking in hallways, bars, streets, the hotel lobby and more. Here are a few takeaways from a handful of attendees of this year’s San Francisco event, which …