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Don’t cut your nose off

Wednesday 17 Oct 2018

There is one very important thing to remember when considering the residential property market right now. It’s still there. There is no doubt it has changed but equally there should be no doubt that a market still exists. Apartments and houses are still being listed and sold. It’s not desperate but it is different. That prompts the ques ....

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Is now the time?

Wednesday 10 Oct 2018

With reports of declining clearance rates as the market continues to adjust and find a new normal, the considered wisdom amongst many potential vendors is to steer away from auction as a preferred method of sale. Many believe now is not the time to go to auction. With respect, I fundamentally I disagree with that approach.  There is no doubt a ....

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Go you good thing!

Wednesday 03 Oct 2018

What a week! The AFL, NRL and inaugural NRLW grand finals plus in amongst all that sporting madness there was also the announcement of the NSW winners of the REI Awards for Excellence. It has been a week of intense competition. I love that you can always draw parallels between sport, life and business so here are my outtakes from the week that was ....

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Take a moment

Wednesday 26 Sep 2018

The thing about modern life is that it’s always busy. Very busy.  Every day we wake with a long list of commitments and things to achieve and then, despite another hectic day, we go to bed each night with the list appearing not to be any shorter. That’s certainly the reality of life in residential real estate, but in life, as it in ....

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Watch and Act

Wednesday 19 Sep 2018

There is some movement taking place in the market right now that warrants some reaction. Our team anticipated it might happen and have been working to identify strategies that will continue to deliver the right results regardless. So let’s talk about vacancy rates. The latest official figures for August 2018 show that vacancy rates across Syd ....

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Take Control

Wednesday 12 Sep 2018

I get it. When the market is shifting it can be hard. How do you determine exactly when is the right time to gain a solid foothold on which to make a property move? Whether buy or selling I understand that when the market is moving it can be disheartening trying to find solid ground on which to make your decisions. In actual fact the best way to ta ....

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Mind the Gap

Wednesday 05 Sep 2018

Whenever I hear the words ‘mind the gap’ I immediately think of holidays travelling on the London Tube where it’s a constant refrain warning passengers to beware the danger of falling between the carriage and the platform as they get on and off the train.  But it’s a phrase that has also come to mind over recent weeks i ....

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Follow the leader

Wednesday 29 Aug 2018

It is a game we all played as kids. In ‘follow the leader’ there was one person in charge while everyone else happily trailed along behind.  However in life, in property and certainly as we have seen again in the last week, in politics, it isn’t always that easy!  And right now in real estate I think it’s crucial t ....

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Buyer Alert

Wednesday 22 Aug 2018

There has been a lot of talk, including in this blog, about what vendors need to consider as a result of changing sentiment in the current market.  There is no doubt it is important to understand market conditions which is why we also need to talk to potential buyers.  Because they too need to be realistic.  Buyers need to be careful ....

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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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