In a world of information overload, sound bites (or should that be bytes), and information “snacking”, I have noticed a trend away from what was formerly referred to as the professional touch. That professional touch was the way information is presented and/or displayed as distinct from the content. Whether that is in cleverly designed PowerPoint slides, infographics, or grammatically perfect and correctly spelled blogs, the attention to presentation detail was paramount.

However, over recent years there has been a much greater focus on content messaging with an underlying need for brevity, relevance, and lucidity, and less emphasis on how “pretty”…


Residential auctions are stressful situations at the best of times, and no-one knows this more than auctioneer Scott Kennedy-Green. Scott has been a residential real estate auctioneer for over 25 years including eight season appearances on Channel Nines ratings hit show “The Block” dating all the way back to 2003. During that time his vendors have received the top price on four occasions and also seen them win the show three times. So what does Scott say about bidding at auctions?

Scott’s mantra is “information is education”, meaning that you need to do your research to

a) know your market…


Residz recently announced that Andrew Winter had joined them as a Brand Ambassador. Andrew’s experience and credibility in the Australian property market will enable Residz to refine their property research platform in line with market trends and bring the benefits to the attention of home seekers across Australia. Stay tuned for the imminent first public release of the Residz platform.

Andrew was attracted to the Residz platform due to its user friendliness in highlighting risk and lifestyle attributes for every address in Australia. “The way in which you can enter any address or suburb in Australia and quite easily find…


The arrival of the Internet and then social media has provided global citizens with access to information on a scale never before imagined. What happens in the world is fact, and generally people like to know those facts. Where those facts are subject to someone’s interpretation of the importance, influence, or underlying nature of those facts, can we then assume that’s when it becomes “news”? Does this analysis of why, how, and what it means, make it subject to an intellectual property right? …


There has been plenty of publicity lately about how buoyant the property market is in Australia, defying gloomy predictions at the beginning of COVID-19. While this sounds good for people currently owning real estate, it may not be so good for those looking to buy. Yes, regional areas are now more under consideration due to working from home, as are areas further from the city and major transport routes, generally at lower prices. But how do you know who would be open to selling outside those properties already listed for sale?

Most real estate listing websites seem to provide plenty…


Location intelligence is the extra insight gained from knowing exactly where something happened in addition to what and when. COVID-19 is the best recent example whereby the knowledge that someone was infected is greatly enhanced by knowing where they were infected. That “where” component sheds light on why and how, whilst enabling a path to discovering others who may have been exposed to infection.

Almost a decade ago Mapcite was one of the first geospatial data analytics platforms that was purpose built for the web. In fact, Mapcite lays claim to being one of, if not the first, broad users…


The outbreak of COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of location, something which many businesses were already aware of but not quite addressing. The value of “where” is of utmost importance in understanding buyer behaviour, especially in the context of device mobility. Whilst many companies might exploit the core capability of an Excel add in for data analysis, there has been much less use of maps in Excel.

Geospatial data analytics has traditionally been addressed by domain experts often referred to as data scientists. However, the ability to put geospatial analytics in the hands of everyday business users who are making…


Like a lot of people these days, I am spending plenty of time on Zoom, Teams, and other teleconferencing platforms. I was a teleconference user before COVID so I don’t regard myself as a novice, yet there are still challenges I find frustrating.

The first of these is the technology. Once the meeting has been sent and accepted, you’d think it would go smoothly but that’s not always the case. Here are just some of the issues which arise, and never consistently!

  • People can’t seem to locate the link that they have to click to join. Whether they aren’t reading…

In the aftermath of COVID-19 and the growth in working from home, property buyers are now looking more broadly at where and how they want to live. When researching properties, the greatest benefit comes from comparative analysis of properties, especially between those in different localities or suburbs. This has elevated the need for simple and relevant information to be readily available that reflects your preferences. Residz is a new platform which offers that information in an easily accessible and understood manner. …


In the past, real estate agents were a source of a wide range of information and perspectives for both buyers and sellers. Before the predominance of real estate listing websites, agents were the first port of call when looking for your dream home. Now that we are in the era of social media and virtual “worlds”, a lot has changed. Buyers usual first port of call these days is to search on property websites for listed homes in their preferred locality and of the configuration they need. What then is the role of the agent?

The agent’s role seems to…

Steve Walker

Geospatial data analytics and AI Advocate / Strategist / PropTech / HealthTech / Supporter — Indigenous Opportunity / Food and Wine Critic (Not professionally)

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