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August 2017 Director’s Desk

Thursday 17 Aug 2017

Last month I recommended not becoming obsessed with statistics. I also regularly encourage people against getting caught up in the property market obsession with setting records.  I am therefore very conscious of the risk I might be seen as a little contradictory as I take this opportunity to tell you that our sales team achieved a new settlem ....

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Digital Advantage not Disruption

Tuesday 15 Aug 2017

There is a lot going on across the real estate profession at the moment. We have had some golden years but there is now increasing speculation that ours is a dying profession at direct risk from digital disruption.  The idea that we are doomed is both dangerous and wrong.  There is no doubt digital technology will shake things up but it i ....

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Competitive edge

Wednesday 09 Aug 2017

Real estate is a very competitive industry and that’s a good thing for our business and most importantly for our clients. Even in the hot property market we have been experiencing the fact remains that agencies and agents are competing for listings so there is no room for complacency.  But contrary to what you may believe the competition ....

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Choose wisely

Wednesday 02 Aug 2017

Selling property is a process that involves a seemingly endless line of big decisions, each one representing what can feel like a potentially life changing outcome. The decision to sell is big enough but then there is the decision on who to entrust with negotiating the sale of your property.  Indeed that can be the choice that will most influe ....

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Dealing with people

Wednesday 26 Jul 2017

It’s easy to assume residential real estate is all about property.  Or you may think it’s just about the numbers: value, growth, clearance rates and interest rates. To be honest I would dispute both those assumptions. The deals and the dollars might be important but the most powerful influencer in residential real estate is actuall ....

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Marching On

Wednesday 19 Jul 2017

Don’t you think it’s fascinating to see how the market is responding to the fact that the market isn’t responding as expected?  I know that’s a bit of a brain teaser but do you see what I’m saying?  The residential property market in Sydney continues to hold strong against the rising expectation that it shoul ....

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July 2017 Director's Desk

Tuesday 18 Jul 2017

Beyond the statistics By all means read the statistics, the analysis, the headlines and the endless predictions on the future of the Sydney residential real estate market.  It is good to be informed but it is important not to overthink it.  Research is important but the reality is that today will be the same as yesterday and it will be th ....

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Taking Control

Tuesday 11 Jul 2017

Controlled. It is the adjective chosen this week to describe movements in the residential market over recent months by data analysis experts, CoreLogic. Interesting.  It’s interesting because it’s as important as it is understated. Equally it is important for the very fact that it is so understated. And it’s true.  The m ....

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Chugging along nicely.

Wednesday 05 Jul 2017

I say it again. Stability is underrated. Just ask anyone in politics! It is therefore great news to hear that the Reserve Bank has again left rates on hold. It’s a clear sign of the long-term stability of the economy and residential property market and I hope it will quieten the naysayers determined to find a crack in the foundations of the c ....

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EOFY impact

Tuesday 27 Jun 2017

Have you noticed anything in terms of the end of financial year and the residential real estate market?  Me either.  It’s interesting isn’t it?  It is a major date on the financial calendar and it really has little impact on the market. When you think about the market it does move with a gentle rhythm.  We analyse ev ....

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