Technology impacts Gold Coast real estate market

first_imgagents are thinking outside the box when it comes to property marketing on the Gold Coast.“We are at the stage where buyers can be looking at a house on the Gold Coast from the other side of the world,” he said.“You can tour a house here and buy without even stepping inside the property.“And there is certainly a percentage of buyers willing to do that.”He said social media also allowed agents to update sellers and buyers regularly. REIQ Gold Coast zone chairman John Newlands said the real estate industry continued to evolve and with that came new marketing concepts. Picture Glenn HampsonMore from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa21 hours agoBut he said while technology was advanced, selling real estate still came down to the basic concept of developing personal relationships.“There will always be a place for that,” he said.“Negotiating becomes difficult and it’s up to the agent to keep both sides in the loop.“As much as technology is a part of real estate, it does always go back to those personal relationships and having the skills to talk to people.” Technology is changing how people buy real estate on the Gold Coast. Alex Phillis with his electronic sign board. Picture: Richard GoslingElectronic sign boards are one of the latest marketing concepts to hit the Gold Coast property market.Agent Alex Phillis, of Alex Phillis Real Estate, said he had “mega interest” in his sign, set up at Sovereign Islands.“On Saturday the sign stopped a buyer who was following an agent to another property,” he said.“(The) buyer stopped for 30 seconds and watched the slide show which means I have accessed and exposed my sellers property to a buyer that I may not have found before.”Mr Phillis said he wasn’t worried about damage to the sign.“The signs have a camera and GPS, plus they are 140kg so very hard to move,” he said.“Plus the signs are ten times the cost of a regular sign so only the top end of town is the target market.”center_img Technology is changing the way agents market real estate on the Gold Coast.GOLD Coast agents are thinking outside the box when it comes to property marketing.REIQ Gold Coast zone chairman John Newlands said the real estate industry continued to evolve and with that came new marketing concepts.last_img read more

Liverpool tennis defeats WG; C-NS prevails twice

first_imgIn first singles, Krista Feeney set the tone for the Northstars, beating Katelyn Perkins 6-1, 6-2. Cambrie Hibbard had a 6-1, 6-1 win over Ana Marroquin-Aguilar as Sara Cartier defeated Jasmine Fauler 6-1, 6-3.Angel Languaphay and Karly Williams won 6-3, 7-5 over Madison Hotchkiss and Leah Kingsbury in first doubles. Eve Campitello and Olivia Cerio got past Olivia Cunningham and Alexis Ingersoll 6-2, 6-2.Though Abigail Bustin and Lauren Misco had a 6-2, 6-7, 7-6 defeat to Alexis Barth and Madelyn Delano, Sandy Lin and Emily Pilz got a point for C-NS by topping Kaitlin Cingerman and Gracie Dempsey 7-5, 6-1.Then the Northstars made it back-to-back wins on Tuesday by blanking Syracuse East 7-0. Williams was in the closest singles match, but survived a second-set tie-breaker to top Roshika Sharma 6-0, 7-6.Feeney and Hibbard also won in straight sets, while in doubles Cartier paired with Cerio to get a 6-1, 4-6, 6-1 victory over Rosealeenna George and Afiya Rahman. Languaphay joined Campitello to beat Eh Hso and Hsar Eh Soe 7-5, 6-4 as the teams of Bustin-Misco and Pilz-Brooke Ten Brink also got straight-set decisions.Neither win got C-NS to the Section III Class A team tournament, but Liverpool made it as the no. 4 seed in a seven-team field, having to challenge no. 5 seed Christian Brothers Academy, the winner to get top seed Fayetteville-Manlius in the semifinals.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: C-NSgirls tennisliverpool Wet weather did a number on many high school girls tennis schedules late in the regular season, with Liverpool seeing its match with Baldwinsville moved from Sept. 26 to last Thursday afternoon, only to see the rain interrupt things again.Before this, the Warriors faced West Genesee last Tuesday afternoon, and this long-time rivalry would turn in the Warriors’ favor as it fought its way to a 4-3 victory over the Wildcats.WG had prevailed 5-2 when they first met Sept. 12, but here the Warriors would claim three of four doubles matches, starting with Julia Schewe and Angelica Underwood beating Katie Anson and Margaret Mello 6-0, 6-2.center_img Also in two sets, Diana Kozenyatko and Gabby Underwood worked past Alyssa Congel and Sophia Lowry 6-1, 6-4, and the key point came when, in three sets, Kelly Geiwitz and Megan Polhamus beat out Kara Chawgo and Isabelle Wells 6-2, 2-6, 6-3.Lea Prusinowski and Kaia Wallingford lost, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3, to Madelyn Chuff and Aislinn Dow, with Crystal Morgan and Olivia Magnarelli both dropping singles points. But Sarah Watkins earned the lone point the Warriors needed when she beat Angelina Allen 6-4, 6-2.Cicero-North Syracuse was able to play last Monday afternoon against Fulton and controlled matters from the outset on the way to defeating the Red Raiders 6-1.last_img read more