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A question to consider

Wednesday 15 Aug 2018

Last week I was asked a ‘what if’ question by a reader of this blog in relation to changes in rental regulations being proposed in Victoria, so this week I’m going to answer it.  Providing information and answering questions are two key services offered by real estate agents.  We don’t profess to be fortune tellers ....

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It’s not new

Wednesday 08 Aug 2018

I’ve thought a lot about what to write this week. Most weeks I find the topic comes easily. I talk property every day and feel this blog is a way to present my thinking on issues, ideas, advice, anxieties, successes, warnings and wishes around all things residential real estate that I hope are interesting and informative.  This week deci ....

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What to do now?

Wednesday 01 Aug 2018

It’s probably the most common question being asked right now by those with a stake in the property market. The market has changed and it has left many asking, what to do now? How do you effectively counter the changing sentiment? For our team the answer is very straightforward.  Regardless of the market our agents keep doing what they ha ....

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It can be done

Wednesday 25 Jul 2018

I said last week that while the market is tough opportunities still exist to get deals done and our team proved that on the weekend. We achieved a 100% auction clearance rate. It was a great result that relied on a couple of key things… There is no doubt in my mind that our agents achieved their weekend results because of their unfaltering d ....

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The Reality Check

Thursday 19 Jul 2018

The thing about the market at the moment is nobody knows exactly what represents ‘the new normal’ and that’s delivering a reality check for all parties. The changing dynamic means it’s hard to predict outcomes which makes the role of a real estate agent that much harder, but equally much more important.  One of the hard ....

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It’s that time

Wednesday 11 Jul 2018

Yes. It’s that time: Time to acknowledge that the market has changed and to make decisions accordingly. But it’s important to make the right decisions for the right reasons and that means being brave enough to have the right conversations. So let’s talk.  First of all don’t panic; it’s going to be all right. A cha ....

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Assault on the senses

Wednesday 04 Jul 2018

What do you see? Buying and selling residential property obviously relies heavily on the visual. Marketing campaigns will focus on the view or the décor or perhaps the ‘location shot’, but it never ceases to amaze me what potential buyers, and even vendors, will actually choose to see in a property.  And it is important to r ....

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The Whole Story

Wednesday 27 Jun 2018

There is so much information now available to anyone interested in residential property it is easy to become an armchair expert. There are many who watch the market carefully and take the time research and analyse the numbers.  That’s a good thing, I highly encourage it, but I do believe that it’s dangerous to assume numbers tell y ....

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Service Expectations

Wednesday 20 Jun 2018

You know those little things that you don’t notice or appreciate until you don’t have them? Important things that are easy to take for granted like hot water and phone reception? I think service is one of those things.  It’s easy to take good service for granted but extraordinary how much you notice when it’s not there. ....

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Talk about it

Wednesday 13 Jun 2018

It is no secret that most people in Sydney are slightly obsessed with real estate. It’s a constant topic in the media, at the office water cooler, on the side of the sports field and around the dinner table, but don’t lose sight of the importance and value that comes from having the right conversations with the right people... even if y ....

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