After opening my business as a sole operator, I found it difficult to remain accountable to anyone and was starting to lack the motivation and discipline required of me for the business to continue to grow. Upon engaging Tara Bradbury and joining the BDM Academy, my new business results were immediately reinvigorated and I finally had a mentor who was able to keep me in check.
I just wanted to pass on a heartfelt THANK YOU for yesterday’s BDM Roundtable session. It is a testament to you and your training academy that you can gather together top performers from across Australia and in a casual and comfortable environment, share our thoughts, fears, successes and plans for the future in such a candid and honest way. Without doubt, the highlight for me was Leo! What a sensational idea to put a landlord in the hot seat and allow us to jump into his real thoughts and feelings. I’m sure that’s never been done before and he was so lovely.
BDM Academy has enabled me to plan and execute lead generation activities and arm myself with knowledge to help grow our rent roll. For me it's not just about the lead generation ideas, in house processes and valuable content, it is the constant support that has helped me achieve my targets. The BDM group training sessions and meetings have provided a wealth of knowledge, while being fun and challenging.
I would just like to thank you for your ongoing support. From the start you have always been there pushing me to get to my targets and consistently providing me valuable information, tips and dialogues to push me even further. I would have no hesitations in recommending the BDM Academy to anyone needing extra support or needing assistance to get to the next level. I am forever grateful for your support Tara and look forward to see what I can accomplish next with your support.
The BDM Academy has provided singular focused support for business development unmatched within the industry. The Academy has also provided a community of Business Development Managers and Business Owners alike which have not only motivated me to hit higher targets, but I am able to access a wealth of knowledge, experience, information and ideas from this network. The BDM Academy has revolutionised the way BDMs are perceived by business owners and the way businesses are structured. My results have doubled since being under the guidance of the BDM Academy and Tara.
Really enjoyed the day and found the guest speakers shared valuable and detailed knowledge of past experiences. I do truly believe I now have the tools now to make my mark and be seen as the investment property specialist in my market place. Truly inspiring day and thank you again!
Tara and Kasey have presented a fun informative day with great variety for BDM’s, PM’s and Business Owners. The value from today is really something not to be missed and I encourage all to attend in 2017.
Tara always manages to motivate you and make the day informative, educational, interactive and loads of fun. Congratulations BDM Academy team and thank you for a fantastic day with great speakers.
What a thrill it was to meet Tara and Kasey at Make Your Mark 2016. After reading Real Estate Business Development Grow Your Rent Roll and watching Tara’s DVD I could not wait to attend the seminar. I found the event to be extremely informative, inspiring, encourage and engaging. I can’t wait to go back to my agency in the morning and start implement the new ideas into my ideal week. Thank you again!
Fantastic to network with some of the best of the best in the industry, find out the latest trends in the market and how to ensure you provide the best possible service to our clients.
It has been a fantastic day with motivational and passionate speakers. All aspects of the course were directly applicable to BDM. Great venue, really enjoyed the workshop session and the ideas that were shared around the table.
After attending many of the BDM Academy events over the last few years I have made the decision after Make Your Mark to joining the coaching program and work with Tara on a monthly basis. She has a true passion for our industry and can’t wait to meet other members.
I attended last and really glad I come along this year as the speakers were a standout. Great encouragement for team work between Property Management and Sales.
BDM Academy Make Your Mark 2016 was fantastic and covered everything a BDM needs to know in the modern Property Management word. A great variety of new ideas and reminders of what we already know but haven’t been doing in our day to day duties.
I have been working with Tara Bradbury from the BDM Academy for the past 2 ½ years now. Tara has helped me in so many ways including implementing ideas into the business to help grow the rent roll. With Tara’s assistance, support and direction it has made by job easier. I have been in the industry for over 16 years but the Business Development Role has become one of its own and Tara has been able to provide guidance as to what the role involves and to help me understand the role.
Tara, We cannot speak highly enough of the BDM Academy. Your professionalism, expertise and practical nature should be a shining example to all involved in consulting. We regard you and your team as vital and critically important parts of FROG RENT. The tailored two day BDM training program you deliver for us, as part of the week long FROG RENT intensive, gives a positive and practical way forward for our franchisees and their staff, in such a critical area of operations for their respective property management businesses.
Generally in our industry training is Property Management task focused and there have only been only occasional growth focused sessions to attend here in Australia. Tara’s content is a mix of fresh ideas and a vehicle for re-invigorating my enthusiasm to power through the tasks (like prospecting) that I already know I should be focused on. I have also found the one on one Skype training sessions, monthly webinars and Facebook group a great way to connect with other BDM’s and get a feel for what others are doing in the marketplace.
I would like to take the opportunity of thanking you Tara and the BDM Academy for everything you have done with me for the last 2 years. As a BDM, with your guidance, I have won Regional and National Awards for my role in the industry. The support, guidance, motivation that you and the Academy provide your Ultimate members is second to none. I believe this contact and support has allowed me to achieve outstanding results. The company I now work for is benefitting from this and we have now grown to 365 managements in 9.5 months!!
It has been a challenging and inspiring journey working under the mentorship of Tara Bradbury, BDM Academy. Having limited access to tailored resources, I have found Tara’s product to be fresh, positive & sitting on the cutting edge of the market.
I really enjoyed the day loved being able to connect with other successful agents in the Sydney market place. The advice that was shared by all speaker was extremely valuable and will defiantly return to future events that are run by the BDM Academy Team. Kate and Dave were fantastic and after watching them in action I can see why they are both so successful. I am so motivated to strive to be just like them and plan to implemented the strategies they shared with us on the day.
Innovate 2015 was a well planned day and covered all aspects of rent roll growth. I took many great ideas from Kate Towerton’s session in the morning and loved Tara’s session where she shared her past and current BDM strategies.
I really enjoyed all aspects of the day and felt this event was well organised with a great choice of speakers. I loved in Dave Skow’s session how he shared with us his high and low moments and showed everyone what can be achieved with passion and determination.
Thank you for a rewarding and valuable day! I found Kasey’s presentation to be most relevant and informative. Kasey’s prosecting ideas I found to be “forward thinking” and I plan to implement some of them into my business.
I thought it was very gutsy to role play a listing presentation. Well done Tara and Kasey! The entire day was run very well and cleaver to see the incentives encouraged the attendees to participate and network with others.
As a BDM I got so much inspiration from all the speakers throughout the day. The prospecting ideas, marketing tools and recommendations to monitor key performance indicators were fantastic. Overall a brilliant day all round, well worth my time and very grateful for the information shared.
It is fantastic that Tara has designed a conference directed at Business Development Managers and Rent Roll Growth. Well done!
Elizabeth, great to hear your down to earth approach and genuine passion for property management. You are an asset to our industry.
I’ve attended seminars by Tara Bradbury previously and I have to say each time I get something new and exciting to take away to utilise in my role as a BDM. The best BDM presentations out! For those considering future events you are sure to be impressed.
On behalf of the team, I would like to sincerely thank you for your time yesterday at our training session. I most certainly enjoyed the training and found the content very beneficial for my day to day role in the business. It also provided me with some new ideas and goals to work towards in relation to hitting our target for new business growth. The team also commented on how much they enjoyed the session and are all looking forward to implementing our phone calling sessions to survey our current landlords.
Great down to earth factual presentation providing motivation and great ideas to implement back into the business.
The training today was clear and well communicated and delivered great ideas for me to take back to my office.
Quite impressive. Vibrantly presented with great enthusiasm by both Tara and Kasey. The contact was very relevant given our current market conditions. A timely boost to refocus efforts.
Great training session. A fantastic way to reset our focus on business development and rent roll growth.
Very informative. The session was motivational and has inspired me to do better and a make a difference in property management. I would recommend the BDM Academy to anyone who is looking to grow the property management department.
Both Tara and Kasey are very engaging. The session provided great content and new inspiring ideas to grow our business. I look forward to seeing them speak again in the future.
Tara and Kasey were very interesting and engaging and I found the information presented to be of value and relevant to my role.
As a Senior Property Manager I found Tara’s session to be loaded with great strategies for rent roll growth. From the morning to the afternoon session Tara covered many different concepts that are relevant to our entire agency and would absolutely love to see her speak again in the future. Tara has an explosive passion for the Real Estate Industry and would highly recommend her to any agency focused on growing the rent roll.
I found Tara’s session to be very valuable and enjoying listening to her business development ideas. The content was very relevant to my role and has encouraged me set targets and go the extra mile every day. Tara is an excellent speaker and shows a strong passion for our amazing industry. My eyes were glued to her throughout the entire presentation and her approach to rent roll growth was very refreshing. Thank you so much!
I just wanted to share how much I have enjoyed BDM Month and the great experience I have had. You get to meet and enjoy the company of some top performing BDM’s all over Australasia. It is a great time to share what works in the different areas that the BDM’S operate. I have tried a number of approaches that have worked for the “Buddies” I have communicated with particularly where they are operating in similar sized markets to myself. Being in NZ gives me the opportunity to get a different perspective on the BDM Role when liaising with our BDM Academy Australian counterparts.
I just wanted to say how awesome the buddy system worked for me! It was so refreshing to speak to someone in the same boat as me who understood what I was feeling and to share ideas about the same job role! We really connected and have made the plan to re connect in a month’s time and see what’s worked and what we can improve on together as buddies. Thank you so much for the opportunity!!
Thank you so much for the information and slides you have made available not only to me, but now to our entire office. It was wonderful listening to your strategies on BDM and personal achievements at such a vibrant young age – I personally found it inspirational as you are just a year older than me and are a company Director and now published author. Even though I don’t personally do business development I took away quite a few ideas that I can implement into my day to day role of a portfolio Property Manager.
Tara, I have to say I did enjoy your session last week, informative, useful and entertaining too! I found the ideal week calendar very useful and have implemented that this week, it is working very well for me. The tips you gave for dealing with fee questions and negotiations, Cheap-Fast-Good, I also found to be a great way of putting it, not just for new managements, but also for maintenance and repairs when trying to convince an owner to pay for something. Thanks again for a great day!
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the support you have given our business and especially our BDM, Jo-Anna. Your training, support and guidance has been a great boost to our business and has assisted Jo-Anna to achieve some great results. Over the last 12 months we have added 30% to the overall profit of the PM department and we thank you for helping us to get there. I would not hesitate to recommend your services to other agents and will do so at every opportunity. Thank you for your assistance and we look forward to more dealings with you in the future.
I just wanted to drop a note to thank you so much for putting on the seminar yesterday. It was most definitely time well-spent, and I picked up an incredible amount of great information and ideas. Please also pass on my regards to Kate Towerton from Harcourts Hills Living. The session with her was also extremely valuable and it was great to have reinforced the ideas you have shared as it just proves they can work in any marketplace. I was very impressed with both of you and your passion you shared thought the day left me wanting more.
This was the first time I have attended a session with Tara and would highly recommend her events to anyone looking at improving the way the approach business development. I can guarantee you will get loads of new ideas and strategies from the events and the breakout sessions were a great way to meet other agents throughout Australia and New Zealand. Since attending her session I have joined the Ultimate program and have found by being accountable to Tara I have had far better direction with my plan of attack for the day and where I’m spending my time.
A great day with plenty of good ideas to take back to the agency implement. The break out session helped me gain a understanding of what others are doing well and it allowed me to connect with other amazing agents throughout Australia and New Zealand
Thank you for presenting to us all yesterday. I just moved into an LJ Hooker office on the North Shore and I was intrigued as to what methods/avenues can be utilised in aid of gaining new business. I was very impressed with both the information you delivered, as well as your presentation as a whole.
Tara, I thoroughly enjoyed the conference on the 18 June. I have had 14 year’s experience in Real Estate however have struggled I guess to work out how to find new leads and now I have a start pointing thanks to you. Your forthcoming approach and passion for the industry was very enjoyable to watch. For anyone seeking advice or guidance around the growth of your most valuable asset I would highly recommend Tara and the team from the BDM Academy.
I found the BDM Academy conference to be a really relevant and a very valuable event with a good amount of group interaction. The guest speakers and BDM panel were amazing – especially Kate Towerton from Harcourts Hills Living.
Before attending the training session I had watched your DVD and also started reading your book Real Estate Business Development – Grow your Rent Roll. So I found the training excellent because it reinforced the prospecting areas and how best to approach my new position within our agency. I’m looking forward to attending your events in the future and really appreciate your ongoing support.
I always get so much out of the BDM Academy events and would highly recommend Tara to any up and coming BDM’s or those who want a refresher course. I really enjoyed the conference style this time and the interaction between attendees gave me a better insight as to what other BDM’s are doing throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Tara, your training on the 18th of June was absolutely fantastic, it was one of the best training sessions I have been to in a long time and I have taken away a lot of information. I have already started implementing some new ideas and have very happy to say I have had 100% support from our principal the principal in all aspects you covered. Thank you again and looking forward to attending your events in the future.
I found today to be very informative and being a BDM Academy Ultimate Member it was great to meet Tara in person. I have taken away loads of great ideas from this event and it was an added bonus to be able to next work with other successful Business Development Managers.
Tara always presents clear, concise information and ideas backed by experience. Her guest speakers are of high quality and not afraid to share their experiences and ideas.
I found the session to very interesting, educational and informative. It had just the right amount of BDM ideas and real life examples from both Tara & Kate.
Overall found the session very informative, it's always great to be with your peers to discuss problems or ideas relevant to our specific area of our industry.
After this session today it reminded me why I love BDM and I'm now inspired to become number 1 in the LJ Hooker Franchise. http://salisbury.ljhooker.com.au/
Excellent presentation, very clear and simple idea to implement in our agency over the next 12 months. Having Kate join you in the session was fantastic and I really appreciated hearing her fee objection script she used in the past week.
Thank you Tara, even though we have many systems in place, you have given me the push I needed and opened my eyes to new ideas for department growth.
Thank you for a very inspiring session and sharing your past success stories. The timing was perfect and would love to attend another event in the future.
Our role is a combination of BDM duties and leasing the property. Finding the balance to concentrate on creating a presence and growing as an agency can be very difficult. I have taken away loads of ideas and it's always good to listen to people who have worked in the field.
Thought I should let you know that I have won the Harcourts Lower North Island/Wellington Top BDM for the last quarter of 2013 again and I have also won the NZ Harcourts Top BDM for the final quarter of last year! It feels amazing and I just wanted to thank you for all your input and support over the last 12 months. Your inspiration and confidence in my abilities has contributed to my success as a BDM.
I met Tara when she was only in the beginning of her real estate career. I could see that she had a motivation and a drive to do big things and apassion for marketing and selling.
Got a lot of good stuff out of your BDM session yesterday you are very easy to listen to. I really liked your wording.
I want to say that you have imbedded a level of enthusiasm into my Property Management Team that has resulted in very positive results for the team.
Tara from the BDM Academy has been a complete eye opener for me as I move forward in my BDM role!
I am only new to the BDM role but Tara has taken me under her wing, providing me helpful advice, giving me ideas in ways to better our business, has given me the confidence to leave my comfort zone and become involved in the community in ways that will benefit the business. I would recommend Tara and the BDM Academy to anyone.
Having been introduced to Tara Milzewski through Harcourts as the State Operations Manager for Property Management in Queensland, she quickly became a mentor figure for me.
I personally appreciate the support from you, being in the same industry as BDM. It is good to cover all aspects of work and to learn from each other to make our business the best we can.
Tara Bradbury from the BDM Academy is the only trainer that provides BDM specific training.
I have now attended 2 sessions with Tara. What I am most impressed with is that Tara's delivery is based on actual experience and not from a book or from what someone else has done. Congratulations Tara. We will be striving to emulate your achievements.
I attended the event this morning and had the pleasure of listening to from the BDM Academy speak about the power of words. It was an excellent presentation and certainly provided our team with some great tips on how to communicate more positively to help achieve good outcomes for both their clients and themselves.
In our group session you were able to get the team thinking differently about how they approach their role, how they can improve, along with practical advice on how to put new skills or thoughts into action. I also think Tara has a nice way of communicating and delivering training/info whilst allowing the team to interact with the sessions.
Complete Property Training and the BDM Academy recently conducted a joint training event called “Reignite your Property Management Department” on the Fraser Coast, Bundaberg, Mackay, Rockhampton & Gladstone. During these sessions I found Tara to be very professional and her presentations had the attendees wanting more. After seeing Tara in action first hand I would highly recommend her for future training events and look forward to working with her again very soon.
Our relationship with Tara effectively started in mid 2012 when she won a Rockend competition to find Australia’s most productive property management BDM.