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6: Doug Driscoll: Running Australia’s Most Innovative Real Estate Brand

By |November 16, 2014| No Comments

Doug Driscoll, the CEO of Starr Partners, joins Real Estate Pros to share his background in the real estate industry and what brought him to Australia from the UK, we discuss the debate surrounding our online listing portals and Doug shares with us the initiatives that have led Starr Partners to be named Australia’s Most Innovative Real Estate Brand two years in a row.

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Doug Driscoll: Running Australia's Most Innovative Real Estate Brand

Show Notes

How do you define innovation? Join us as Doug shares his innovative mindset and an inside glance at his journey to becoming the CEO of Australia’s most innovative real estate brand.

Doug says his focus on innovation is all about turning ideas into invoices. He shows you how you can empower your teams with intelligence to run a better business. On this podcast, Doug will show you how powerful mystery shopping can be for your business performance, allowing you to create a unique competitive advantage.

Key Takeaways

Fast Five

Who has been an inspiration to you throughout your career?
“Nick Thring, my first ever manager in real estate who taught me about structure, accountability and time management.”

What are your favourite things in the world to do when you’re not at the office?
“Watching sport, spending time with my closest friends and travelling.”

What is your favourite business book?
The Four Hour Work Week” by Tim Ferriss

What is your favourite technology resource you use daily to help you run a better business?
Google!”

What is ‘one thing’ that prevents people in real estate from achieving success and what would your advice be to overcome it?
“The crippling fear of failure and rejection.”

Success Quote

If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it. If you can’t manage it, you can’t control it. If you can’t control it, you can’t improve it.

Fast Fact of the Week

Exact Target‘s Social Break-Up Report found that 43% of people unlike a brand on Facebook because of too much push marketing. With property listings easily part of this category, are you doing your company more harm than good with constantly pushing your listings on Facebook?

Discovery of the Week

IFTTT (If This Then That) is a free online tool to help you automate workflows between your online services.

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