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Sydney Metro Norwest opens 26 May

May 22, 2019

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Sydney’s first driverless Metro trains will open to the public for the first time on Sunday May 26 which is welcome news to thousands of Sydney commuters and commuters in the Northern District, with commuters being able to ride for free on Sunday. There will be 13 railway stations between Tallawong and Chatswood. This includes eight […]

REB Women in Real Estate Awards 2019 finalists announced

May 20, 2019

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The REB Women in Real Estate Awards is an important new initiative to show REB’s support for the women in Australian real estate. REB editor Tim Neary said that the awards will recognise the best female real estate professionals across several categories. “The awards provide a platform for women in the industry to showcase their […]

Recognition for top performing McGrath Epping agent Betty

May 16, 2019

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Betty Ockerlander  of McGrath Epping secured the 19th position in the Real Estate Business (REB) Top 100 Agents 2019 ranking. The list ranks real estate sales agents across Australia according to a range of metrics, including the number of sales, total sales volume and average sales price, for the 2018 calendar year. Now in its […]

Betty Business Person of the Year

September 5, 2018

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  More than 500 business people packed the Grand Ballroom for the business community’s night of nights. Via Napoli Pizzeria Lane Cove was awarded 2018 Business of the Year while another popular winner was Karen Laing of Lady Anne Funerals in the Professional Services category. Record entries were received for the prestigious awards this year […]

Women leading the McGrath agency recovery

July 31, 2018

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The financial results showed some signs of consolidation and recovery despite the weakened overall property market. “Importantly, 37% of the female agents in the Top 100 ranking work with our company,” said Geoff Lucas, CEO of McGrath Estate Agents. Betty Ockerlander  leads the agency’s female agents in the sales list. REB put her annual sales tally […]

AREC 2018: Realistic goal setting and consistency are key to success

May 28, 2018

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ABOUT 33 years ago Betty Ockerlander went from working three jobs while raising her three children as a single mum, to diving in to the world of real estate. “It all started when I decided I deserved better,” she told a packed room at the Australasian Real Estate Conference on Sunday. “To move forward I […]

Betty Ockerlander reveals her defining moment in her decades-long career

October 27, 2017

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Ranked eighth in The top 50 Women and 34th in the Top 100 Agents, Betty reveals the secrets she has mastered over 24 years, including prioritising “dollar-productive stuff”, as well as her minor tweaks to suit each client and how she cultivates discipline on herself and her team. In this episode, find out: What being an agent means to her How […]

Rainclouds on the inside

January 21, 2014

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Watering indoor plants efficiently without spillage or dumping glassfuls on shallow roots can be tricky, but with a playful innovation from designer Jeong Seungbin, you can do it more naturally with rain clouds inside your house. They’re not big, ominous clouds hovering close to the ceiling waiting to bucket down on your furniture, they’re part […]

Housing finance lifts

January 21, 2014

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Housing finance increased further in November, according to data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. In trend terms, the number of owner-occupied housing commitments rose 0.6 per cent in November 2013, following a rise of 0.8 per cent in October 2013. We’re borrowing to refinance, buy or build homes but we’re not buying new […]

Louvres make life a breeze

January 21, 2014

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Louvres make life a breeze In the cyclical, fickle way of fashion, louvres have again become a popular choice as a stylish alternative to conventional windows, as they offer the combined benefits of a cool home and reduced energy costs. At a time when homeowners are being urged to find alternatives to the energy-guzzling air […]

Think and get richer

January 21, 2014

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Think and get richer Households that believe they control their own destiny are likely to be as much as $150,000 better off than those who ‘leave it to fate’, a new study has revealed. The study by the Melbourne Institute at the University of Melbourne showed that households that believe they can shape their destiny […]

Building approvals show consistent improvement

January 21, 2014

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Building approvals show consistent improvement The housing industry has received another booster shot with recent news that building approvals for new homes have now been consistently rising for more than a year. Latest figures released this week by the Australian Bureau of Statistics show that the number of dwellings approved rose 2.4 per cent in […]

Hi Everyone

January 21, 2014

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Hi everyone   Our first weekend in the New Year kicked off with a flying start. 110 groups inspected one property in Eastwood, 68 came through one in Epping and over 35 through each of our other homes on Saturday. This weekend is predicted to be as hot as our properties with a few extra […]

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