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Furious criticism prompts agent recommendation site LocalAgentFinder to change how it operates.
Furious criticism prompts agent recommendation site LocalAgentFinder to change how it operates.
A leading agent recommendation site that’s been the target of furious criticism about the way it runs its business from both agents and property sellers has vowed to change the way it operates. After a number of damning reports in Fairfax Media – which owns Domain – LocalAgentFinder chief executive officer Matt McCann says he’s undertaken an extensive review of operating practices and procedures since he was appointed 10 weeks ago, and will be introducing changes in the new year. The admission comes as more agents continue to slam the site for not comparing agents as it has always claimed it d...
Barry Plant real estate raises over $100,000 for Make-A-Wish® Australia, bringing three-year total to $350,000.
Barry Plant real estate raises over $100,000 for Make-A-Wish® Australia, bringing three-year total to $350,000.
For the third year running, the Barry Plant raised in excess of $100,000 during October for Make-A-Wish – an organisation that grants wishes to children diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions. The total amount raised this year brings the three-year figure of funds raised by Barry Plant for Make-A-Wish to $350,000. Each year since 2014, Barry Plant has renamed October “Wishtober”, with each of its 80+ offices making sizeable donations from the commissions on properties sold throughout the month, and the Corporate Office also donating to boost the final amount. To help keep the momen...
Barry Plant Group appoints Brad Cooper as Franchise Manager
Barry Plant Group appoints Brad Cooper as Franchise Manager
This month, The Barry Plant Group welcomes Brad Cooper aboard as Franchise Manager. Brad’s appointment will see Victoria’s top real estate network build on its reputation for providing the best training and support to its offices. “Brad has been trained by some of the best in the business,” said Group CEO Mike McCarthy. “He brings significant additional skills and experience to our team, and we are delighted to have him on board.” A proven performer with more than twenty years’ experience in real estate, Brad is a fully licenced real estate agent and REIV accredited auctioneer. In his new role...
Barry Plant’s red carpet experience to roll out in Keilor East.
Barry Plant’s red carpet experience to roll out in Keilor East.
Victoria’s number one real estate network The Barry Plant Group has opened a new office in Keilor East, headed by experienced directors Bill Karp and Frank Bernardelle. Bill and Frank have been in real estate together for over 30 years, and are currently the Directors of the nearby Barry Plant offices in Niddrie and Essendon. Keilor East will be their third office in the City of Moonee Valley. In opening this office, Bill is excited to bring really focused services to an area that Barry Plant already has great market presence in. “We can deliver so much more to sellers and landlords because of...
Barry Plant’s technology move ‘the way of the future’.
Barry Plant’s technology move ‘the way of the future’.
The chief executive of leading Victorian real estate group Barry Plant explains how the company changed its technology offering to better suit the needs of its franchisees. Barry Plant CEO Mike McCarthy told REB technology is becoming increasingly important in real estate, which is why the group spent the last two years revamping its entire platform. “We now have a platform that is far more flexible, working off a data warehouse where we can provide flexibility to our franchisees and their salespeople in terms of the CRM systems they use, for example,” Mr McCarthy said. “Instead of being locke...
Franchise boss reveals major expansion plans.
Franchise boss reveals major expansion plans.
One of Victoria’s largest real estate groups has revealed plans to expand into new markets, including ambitions to open up to 12 new offices in one capital city. Barry Plant CEO Mike McCarthy told REB that after a period of stagnant growth, the group is now rapidly expanding its local Melbourne market, as well as opening new offices in Adelaide.Earlier this month, the group opened its first office in Norwood, with Michael Duff serving as director. Mr Duff is supported by Elesa Wood as general manager and Linda Baker as sales manager. “We are delighted with how they have been going with s...
Barry Plant Group’s Annual Kick Start Conference Lays Foundation for Another Year of Excellence
Barry Plant Group’s Annual Kick Start Conference Lays Foundation for Another Year of Excellence
The Barry Plant Group’s Annual Kick Start Conference just keeps gaining momentum. Now in its eleventh consecutive year, the event engaged over 450 delegates from across the Group’s 80-office network in an inspiring, information-packed day. Held recently at The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, attendees enjoyed a program covering all aspects of the business, and presentations from industry specialists, sales and property management experts, and motivational speakers. Kick Start is the biggest real estate event of its kind in Victoria, providing an opportunity for delegates to come to...
Real estate group claims more than 10% share of Victorian market.
Real estate group claims more than 10% share of Victorian market.
A growing franchise has revealed its 2015 sales growth and claimed an enviable share of the Victorian real estate market. At Barry Plant’s annual Kick Start conference last month, CEO Mike McCarthy opened the event by pointing to the group’s successes over the past 12 months. “Kick Start underlines our ongoing commitment to professional development and education across the Barry Plant Group,” Mr McCarthy said. “It’s a great opportunity for our group to celebrate what has been a record year, with overall sales up 22 per cent in 2015,” he said. “The Barry Plant Group now claims 13.2 per cent mar...
Barry Plant Group’s figures show Melbourne’s middle-to-outer suburb property prices continue to climb.
Barry Plant Group’s figures show Melbourne’s middle-to-outer suburb property prices continue to climb.
While Melbourne’s median house price dropped by 3.5% in November over October, the average price across the Barry Plant Group rose by 2.4% to $638,000 for November. The Barry Plant Group, Victoria’s top real estate network, represents more than 11% share of the Melbourne property market; since the Group’s average price is predominantly influenced by sales in the middle to outer suburbs, they provide an accurate snapshot of the performance of those areas. The Group sold 1,953 properties during October and November – a strong indicator that the middle to outer suburbs are still enjoying price gr...
Barry Plant Group’s “Wishtober” initiative set to raise more than $115K towards granting wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions.
Barry Plant Group’s “Wishtober” initiative set to raise more than $115K towards granting wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions.
Last year, during October, the Barry Plant Group raised more than $115,000 for Make-A-Wish® Australia, an organisation that grants wishes to children diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions. Their goal for October 2015 is to beat that figure. The Group has declared the month of October to be “Wishtober”, and each of the network’s 80 offices will make sizeable donations from the commissions on every property sold throughout the month. The Corporate Office will also donate to boost the final amount, and further funds will be raised at a Gala Event early in November. CEO Mike McCarthy ...
Barry Plant CEO says Victorian property market shows no signs of slowing.
Barry Plant CEO says Victorian property market shows no signs of slowing.
Barry Plant CEO says Victorian property market shows no signs of slowing. The Barry Plant Group sold over 1000 properties last month, with 24 of the Group‘s 80 offices celebrating a record August, pointing to an ever-strengthening property market in Victoria. The number of sales increased nearly 21% above August last year, and value of sales was up by a massive 34% over the same time last year, further underlining the strength of the market. “Sales growth is showing no signs of levelling off,” said CEO Mike McCarthy. “In fact, it appears to be gaining momentum.” “We saw a strong start to the n...
Barry Plant Group shines in Australian Achiever Awards for 11th year running
Barry Plant Group shines in Australian Achiever Awards for 11th year running
The Barry Plant Group has been recognised yet again for excellence in customer service, with every one of the group’s 80 offices achieving Highly Recommended Status in the Australian Achiever Awards for the 11th year in a row. Every Barry Plant office achieved a score higher than 94.6%, with 38 of those offices scoring over 98%. The top offices were Ballarat, Boronia and Sunshine, sharing a three-way tie with an outstanding score each of 99.58%. Since 1998, the Australian Achiever Awards have measured, recognised and rewarded the success of customer service delivery across a wide range of indu...
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