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REA Group and Real Estate Academy join forces

Two of Australia’s most influential and well-respected real estate companies, REA Group and Real Estate Academy have announced they are joining forces.

The partnership will see Director of Industry Relations, Steve Carroll join Real Estate Academy CEO and Creative Director, Lee Woodward as co-host of Australia’s leading industry audio coaching program, Real Estate Hot Topics in 2018. Carroll will also support Real Estate Academy’s flagship course, The Complete Salesperson Course as it tours the country throughout 2018 while Woodward and his team will share their expertise in the real estate training space as part of’s Advantage program.

REA Group Executive General Manager of Residential, Andrew Rechtman commented: “We’re excited to partner with Lee and the team at Real Estate Academy. He and his team set the bar for real estate training, continual improvement and systems development in Australia.

"Our focus is on providing the best education and training for our real estate agents to propel their careers. This partnership is one part of our broader Advantage program to support our customers success," said Mr Rechtman.

Woodward is equally delighted with the collaboration. "We welcome’s decision to partner with us to deliver professional, high-end education for our collective members. Offering relevant, world-class training has always been our focus at Real Estate Academy. This partnership gives us direct access to some of the greatest agents performing under’s stringent accountability measurement levels," he said adding, "I am particularly ecstatic to have someone of Steve’s calibre as my co-host on Hot Topics. He will follow in the footsteps of other industry greats including John McGrath, Mat Steinwede and Phil Harris."

From January 2018, Real Estate Hot Topics will be delivered in a new Mobile Audiobooks format. “This is the breakthrough,” said Woodward. “The podcast can be played without the need for download or iTunes. Agents can listen to the audio, read the article; we can include video, and attach documents and visuals, all within the one link that can be sent direct to the agent’s mobile device.”

The launch of Real Estate Hot Topics Mobile Audio Books will kick off with Session 1, Structuring Your Business, in January 2018. Hosted by Lee Woodward and Steve Carroll, Session 1 will feature Phil Harris who will share his experience with the design and implementation of the Harris Digital Framework for Success in Sales into his business.

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