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The bigger picture

Tuesday 12 Feb 2019

I know it’s kind of obvious but it is incredibly important in a challenging market to consider the danger in looking at headlines and numbers in isolation.  Just as you would evaluate a property by looking at the neighbouring buildings and the neighbourhood in general so you should talk to your agent about the bigger property picture. Bu ....

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Beware the bargain...

Wednesday 06 Feb 2019

Last week one of the best in the business was asked in a media interview to outline his thoughts on how to tackle the sensitive issue of selling in a cooling market.   Never afraid to tackle the truth and deliver the news people really need to know, I was impressed with what Morton sales agent James Crow had to say.  You might be sur ....

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We have a problem…or do we?

Thursday 31 Jan 2019

I know it might sound a little odd but there are a couple of things that appeal to me about the line ‘Houston, we have a problem’, made famous by Tom Hanks in the Apollo 13 movie.  Whilst I don’t claim to have the same pedigree as Director Ron Howard, I do believe that good things can come from unexpected places and I think w ....

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Do you remember?

Wednesday 23 Jan 2019

Sometimes in the whirl of everyday life it can be easy to forget. I’m a big believer in striving for new opportunities and looking to set new goals for future growth but I also recognise it’s important to keep perspective around how we got to where we are today.  That applies to life and to real estate…so let’s have a ....

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Post-holiday positives

Tuesday 15 Jan 2019

I love this time of year. It demonstrates the best of what Sydney has to offer.  Sure we’re heading back to work, but even though the official holiday season is over there is still such a great feeling of what I like to call ‘relaxed positivity’ around. It’s hard to be stressed and hassled with the sun shining, the days ....

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More to come

Wednesday 09 Jan 2019

It’s the new year but I’m not going to start by trying to make any bold predictions because as I’ve said many times over the last couple of years, I think unpredictable has become the ‘new normal’ across many facets of life and that includes real estate. What I will say is that I expect more in 2019. More of what I hea ....

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Is it the end?

Wednesday 19 Dec 2018

The year is drawing to a close and given this will be my last blog for 2018 it is probably appropriate to ask the question many people have been asking.  I’m not going to tell you if Santa is real and I can’t tell you what you’ll find wrapped up under the tree, but there is a less festive issue concerning many right now.  ....

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Don't be silent

Wednesday 12 Dec 2018

I’m sure we have all experienced that moment you ask your kids a question but get only silence in response. You know something is going on inside their head and as parents we’re told to encourage kids to talk because it’s the best way to help them address concerns, manage expectations and hopefully identify solutions. It’s t ....

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In the spirit

Wednesday 05 Dec 2018

The festive season officially started this week so it’s frustrating that reports about the residential property market have been far from joyful.  Therefore in the spirit of the holiday season and, most importantly, on reflection of the facts and statistics I’m here to tell you that there is still a lot to be thankful for.  I& ....

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Hang in there

Wednesday 28 Nov 2018

I like the idea of resilience. It’s often talked about as an important attribute for kids to learn but I think it is equally valid for adults and even for businesses. Unfortunately at the moment while it’s a concept often spoken about I think it is a reality increasingly ignored. We need to be more prepared to hang in there… I re ....

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