In the final BUMPER episode of the year... We announce the winners of the Property Banter Entourage competition. We name and shame one of Australia’s worst property scammers. Explain why $1.5 million homeowners are actually ‘unhappy’. Tom reveals a 9 month secret that no one was expecting. Tabitha receive a Xmas present that leaves her speechless. And we look back at the best of Property Banter’s first year.Join mailing list
In the final BUMPER episode of the year... We announce the winners of the Property Banter Entourage competition. We name and shame one of Australia’s worst property scammers. Explain why $1.5 million homeowners are actually ‘unhappy’. Tom reveals a 9 month secret that no one was expecting. Tabitha receive a Xmas present that leaves her speechless. And we look back at the best of Property Banter’s first year.
Shane Warne goes one-on-one with Mark to reveal his top property-flipping tips. We expose the agent’s tricks that will have you running for cover. The Game of Thrones characters that inspired architecture. We report on the country that could predict Australia’s market future. The Maserati-driving agent that finally met his match. And Tom premieres the world’s first (and last?) real estate game show. Come on down!
We’re out of the starting gate with our very first Melbourne Cup special! We reveal the two most dangerous words in real estate. Agent and ex-jockey Jason Swift gives us his best tips on selling a house. Mark and Russell go head to head over ‘the greatest real estate con’. We discover what happens when a horse does actually walk into a bar. And the competition that could have you a front runner in the housing stakes. Giddy up!
Rental guru Regina McInnes joins us to break down the new rental laws. We explore the realities of turning your property into an Airbnb. Are prefab houses the answer to Australia's property woes? And we announce the competition where our experts can help you buy your first home. Get on board!
We reveal the agency that set their attack dogs on renters. Explore how Marty Fox outfoxed the establishment to build a very modern real estate agency. We report on the housing cladding you should be cautious of. Expose Russell’s early attempts at male modelling. And Tom divulges the one thing he’s never, ever touched. Ahem.
Comedian Lawrence Mooney reveals what he really thinks of real estate agents. Tom exposes the rarely seen auction tactic that left onlookers astonished. The inner vs the outer ‘burbs - our experts tip on where you should be investing. ‘Bricks and slaughter’, the tabloid headline that sent Russell rabid.And who do landlords prefer as tenants: dogs or kids? (hint: they’ll ruin your life, but not the garden).
With Mark overseas, Tony Blamey from Domain brings us his real estate expertise. Russell tackles Tom in his coup for the crown. Tabitha takes a punt on a palatial waterfront. And an open for inspection reveals a ghostly detection. So who ya gonna call?
Tom unearths Uber’s grand plan to take you to the skies, Tabitha reports on houses ugly enough to be Insta-famous, Russell rants about rental laws gone to the dogs and Mark crowns the new Property Tycoon ‘King’. Long may he reign...
This week on the panel, Russell reveals the TV megastar with the mega-mansion to boot, Tom gets to the bottom of the most famous internet names, Mark and Tabitha weigh in on real estate qualifications - or lack thereof, and we introduce you to the Florida agent with the big (dancing) shoes to fill!
Strap yourself in as Property Banter goes all international! Tabitha checks out America’s most expensive house (jellyfish room anyone?), Mark and Russell find storm clouds brewing over Airbnb, and the Hong Kong agents prepared to ‘fight’ for your business. Remember, what happens in real estate, stays in real estate.
This week on the Property Banter panel, Tom tackles the toughest-named suburbs, Mark takes clearance rates to task, Russell reveals his Richmond refuge and Tabitha is left traumatized by an all-singing, all-dancing real estate agent. Consider yourself warned.
With newcomer Tabitha Robb entering the ring, the panel’s gloves are finally off! Get ready as Mark pins Russell against the ropes with so-called ‘clearance rates’, Tabitha boxes The Banana into his corner and as usual,Tom punches way above his weight with his tiny, tiny hands. It’s a long story...
An entrepreneur with over a decade in real estate, Mark Armstrong is CEO and co-founder of RateMyAgent, Australia's premier real estate agent ratings and statistics website. He holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting), is a CPA and member of the Real Estate Institute of Victoria. A proud Carlton supporter, Mark lives in Melbourne’s northern suburbs with his wife Libby, four children and their dog, Stanley.
Russell has worked in real estate since 1987. Joining Biggin & Scott Richmond in 1993, he eventually became a director. Russell is proud of selling the winning property on The Block 2011, and has since been involved in ‘The Block Sky High’, ‘The Block Glasshouse’ and ‘The Block Triple Threat’. One of the highlights for Russell was being able to give exposure to HeartKids, a charity he and his team are proud to support.
Tabitha is a determined and driven real estate professional who lives and breathes all things property. Armed with a Bachelor in Commerce and a decade of real estate experience, she now works with a wide range of clients as a buyer’s advocate and vendor’s advocate. Formerly a competitive athlete, Tabitha now dedicates her spare time to a raft of charitable activities, including mentoring underprivileged children.
You’ll usually find Tom at his pub in Abbotsford, the Yorkshire Stingo. In his spare time – well, Tom can do anything. He is lead singer, guitarist and song-writer for The Attention Seekers, and also fancies himself as a bit of an actor. He has even had a go at stand-up comedy and assures us that he is very good. Tom is the proud dad of daughter Billie and son Hugo, who keep him on his toes.