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Follow the leader

Tuesday 19 Sep 2017

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.  In life and in property it isn’t always that easy and right now in real estate I think it’s crucial to follow a leader rather than automatically follow the pack. People tell me the ....

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September 2017 Director's Desk

Monday 18 Sep 2017

Yes. Spring has started and with it we expect warmer weather and expectations of heightened activity across the property market.  But this year I think we are at a very interesting point in the property cycle. The pendulum is starting to swing and it is important potential vendors understand the opportunities that exist. I have never believed ....

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Auction Facts

Wednesday 13 Sep 2017

Now is the perfect time to revisit a topic I have covered many times before but I think it is important to put it out there now.  There is no doubt the market is steadying. Buyers are still active but they are a little more cautious and that means the best option to secure the best price for a property is auction. Here’s why. The facts.& ....

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Spring steady. Vendors get ready

Wednesday 06 Sep 2017

Given it is the start of Spring the obvious topic to discuss is where we’re at in terms of the much-anticipated boom in market activity at this time of year. The thing is, this year I don’t expect a boom. But before anyone panics that doesn’t mean I expect a bust either. Right now it is important to remember there is a good place ....

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The value of trust

Wednesday 30 Aug 2017

There is no doubt the foundation on which the relationship between a vendor and their agent is based has changed significantly over recent times. I think it’s still all about trust but there is no doubt the online information age has had a significant impact on how trust is earned. Discussion around the value of a property can be the deal bre ....

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Here it comes

Wednesday 23 Aug 2017

Watch what happens over the next couple of weeks. It’s the same every year but somehow we forget and it feels brand new.  Spring is coming and with it will come the breathless anticipation of a surge in all things residential real estate.  But I wonder what this year will actually deliver? I anticipate activity will increase over co ....

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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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