In the cluttered and highly competitive real estate industry, differentiation among agents and efficiency in marketing spend are crucial.

Technology provides great opportunities for real estate professionals to take their online presence into their own hands and dominate their space. However, many in the real estate industry have a limited understanding of how they can leverage technology to maximise their exposure, generate and convert leads and dramatically enhance their bottom line.

Next Place, Australia’s fastest growing property search engine, wants to change that. We want to support future and current real estate agents and professionals to become truly ‘tech savvy’ with the Annual Next Place Real Estate Scholarship for Applied Technologies (RESAT).


Scholarship Eligibility

Next Place Real Estate Scholarship for Applied Technologies will be awarded in the following categories:

Tertiary Scholarship:

The first scholarship is open to all current university and TAFE students who are undertaking a real estate or property related Diploma or Certificate IV.

University Scholarship:

The second scholarship is open to any persons currently undertaking or looking to commence a marketing, commerce, real estate or property related undergraduate or postgraduate degree.


What’s Included

Next Place Tertiary RESAT recipients will receive:

  • $1000 towards your current real estate or property related Diploma or Certificate IV.
  • $500 reimbursement of further professional development, including training, short courses or industry events for use within 12 months.
  • One-on-one mentoring and technical advice from Next Place Founder and Ecommerce Expert, Dan Tarasenko
  • Complimentary use of online lead generation website, www.nextagent.com.au for licensed real estate agents on their first secure sale or rental.

 Next Place University RESAT recipients will receive:

  • $1000 towards your current marketing, commerce, real estate or property related Degree.
  • $500 reimbursement of further professional development, including training, short courses or industry events for use within 12 months.
  • One-on-one mentoring and technical advice from Next Place Founder and Ecommerce Expert, Dan Tarasenko
  • Complimentary use of online lead generation website, www.nextagent.com.au for licensed real estate agents on their first secure sale or rental.

All up, each scholarship is worth over $2500 in training and support!

Application Process

To apply for a Next Place Real Estate Scholarship for Applied Technologies, in 75 words or less please answer each of the following questions:

  1. Give one example of where technology is being utilised for efficiency or marketing of a product in the real estate industry and why this appeals to you.
  2. Explain why embracing technology is so important to your success in the industry, and where you see technology taking the real estate industry in the future.
  3. If you were given $1000 to spend on growing your business or achieving efficiencies in your business, where would you spend it and why?

Please send your answers, along with the below information, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with ‘Scholarship Application’ in the subject line. 

  1. Full Name:
  2. Email Address:
  3. Phone:
  4. Scholarship Category you are applying for:
  5. University or TAFE you are attending (if applicable):
  6. Degree or Qualification you are completing/have completed:
  7. Current Workplace and Job Title (if applicable):

Terms and Conditions:

  • Application Period: 5th May 2014– 3rd November 2014
  • Scholarship Winners Announced: 5th November 2014
  • Tertiary Scholarship Applicants must be attending an Australian university or TAFE
  • Industry Veteran Scholarship Applicants must hold a current Real Estate Licence
  • Winners will be selected by a committee appointed by Next Place Australia at the end of the application period, based on the quality of the candidate’s application.
  • The Next Place RESAT is an annual scholarship, and future application dates will be updated on this page in due course.