AREC speaker, James KerrNEGOTIATING a sale can sometimes feel like being in the middle of a rugby scrum, but there’s plenty of good things real estate can learn from the game.Best selling author James Kerr, said the All Blacks – one of the world’s most successful rugby teams, had plenty to teach Australian business.Mr Kerr, a proud kiwi and author of a best-selling book Legacy about the All Blacks, was speaking at the Australasian Real Estate Conference on the Gold Coast.He said the team’s 78 per cent win rate across its 120-year history had much to do with its legacy.“It’s kind of the glue and oil, it’s the central organising idea, that purpose, that reason ‘why’ that sits at the heart of this team and helps compel it to extraordinary high performance over such a long period of time.”Mr Kerr said these same five rules could be applied by leaders in any field to get the best performance from their team. 1. Exceptional quality requires exceptional circumstances “Your role as a boss, as a leader, as a human being is to create exceptional circumstances.“The leader’s job is to create an environment in which the right behaviours are manifest, to bring out the best in their people.” 2. Leave it all out on the field It’s when a team gives their all when that opportunity presents itself.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours ago“For the All Blacks, it means three things. Leave all that belligerence and testosterone and macho stuff, leave that out on the field where it belongs, don’t bring that back into the family, leave no calories unspent and leave no regrets.” 3. Stab me in the belly and not the back A team member must be open to healthy critique, and it was better to criticise someone to their face than behind their back. 4. Clean your own house Before the All Blacks leave the locker room, they all grab brooms and tidy up after themselves.“Sweeping the sheds, taking care of business because no one looks after the All Black, the All Blacks take care of themselves.” 5. Champions do extra Mr Kerr said the best players know that in order to outperform their competition, they will always do more than is asked.“This idea is, in fact, one of the most common and useful and powerful in sport,” he said.“Put simply is don’t try and do one thing 100 per cent better, try doing 100 things one per cent better. The aggregation of all those small incremental improvements will lead to breakthrough results.”
It might be overkill for the mobile generation, but an in-built telephoner table was the height of sophistication in the 1950s The home is riddled with potential and looking for its second owner in almost 70 yearsBEYOND this facade sits a celebration of interior design not seen since the 1950s … and some of it is probably best left there. Original features make this a ‘must see’ for keen renovatorsMr Hamilton said when these original homes hit the market for the first time, buyers were drawn to the possibilities.“First time sales are always nice — they attract a lot of inquiry. It says a lot about the street and the neighbours that people stay there for so long,” he said.Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclair Looking for opportunity? Welcome to 11 Fourteenth Avenue, KedronThat’s not to say 11 Fourteenth Avenue, Kedron doesn’t have its charms.For the first time since circa 1950, the three-bedroom home has been offered for sale, and its potential is obvious according to LJ Hooker Stafford agent, Dean Hamilton.“It’s untouched,” Mr Hamilton said. What some call ‘tired’ others call ‘treasure’More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoMr Hamilton said two sisters had inherited their family home, but have decided now was the time to sell.“They grew up there with the blue flower wallpaper. They remember when there was nothing in that street and you had views to the north,” Mr Hamilton said.Mr Hamilton said response to the listing had been fantastic, with a dozen inquiries since the listing went live 24 hours ago.“I’ve already got a couple of written offers at the moment,” he said.Mr Hamilton said while the property needed an upgrade, keen renovators would find many features worth retaining.“There individual lighting in the lounge, ornate cornices and wood panelling with a built in telephone desk and a picture rail — it’s still got the original carpeting,” he said.
Rival exec confirms #RedSox looking to cut payroll so they can make other moves (most likely in bullpen) and remain under luxury-tax threshold. Porcello and Bogaerts eligible for free agency after this season, Bradley after 2020. https://t.co/SbK4CJYvDP— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 11, 2018This comes one day after reports emerged saying the Red Sox would be willing to let closer Craig Kimbrel walk because they did not want to meet his hefty price tag. Boston already signed starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi to a four-year, $67.5 million deal this offseason.The Red Sox signed designated hitter J.D. Martinez to a five-year, $110 million deal last offseason. Those are on top of an already large contract for David Price.Boston currently has the highest payroll in baseball, according to Spotrac. The Red Sox are reportedly trying to cut payroll after winning the World Series in 2018.According to USA Today, Boston is actively listening to offers on 2016 American League Cy Young Award winner Rick Porcello, and two more important players may be available as well. MLB trade rumors: White Sox to acquire SP Ivan Nova from Pirates The report states the Red Sox are “willing to talk about” ALCS MVP Jackie Bradley Jr. and shortstop Xander Bogaerts.The Boston #Redsox, trying to clear salary space for bullpen help, are openly listening to offers on Rick Porcello, and rivals insist also are willing to talk about Xander Bogaerts and Jackie Bradley Jr.— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) December 11, 2018The Athletic confirmed the Red Sox are trying to cut payroll and pointed out that Porcello and Bogaerts are free agents after the 2019 season. Bradley will hit the open market in 2020. Related News