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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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Do you trust me?

Thursday 07 Jun 2018

Let’s focus on the real issue.  In real estate we’re never talking about small amounts of money. It’s a big decision to buy and an equally big decision to sell, so it makes sense that deciding who to entrust with the sale of your property is an equally big decision.   So who do you trust and what do you want from your se ....

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Is Auction Still the Answer?

Wednesday 30 May 2018

My answer to that question is, yes.  Whilst it might be tempting to believe the value of an auction campaign is diminishing in line with the declining clearance rate, it would be wrong.  Auction isn’t the issue. And for the record Morton achieved a 100% auction clearance rate on the weekend.  So what’s the deal?   Ho ....

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Value Determination

Wednesday 23 May 2018

I think I need to talk about the market. I generally stay away from making predictions and I won’t change that policy now, however I think it is important to acknowledge that we are seeing growing caution from buyers, but it is also important to highlight that we are also seeing growing determination to participate. Sound confusing? Let ....

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The pot of gold

Tuesday 15 May 2018

I often think of the saying that if you want something done, ask a busy person to do it. I certainly think it’s true that the more you have to do the more you can do, but I also emphasise to our team as they juggle multiple properties, deadlines and responsibilities, that execution cannot come at the expense of excellence. Just getting the jo ....

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Background to business

Thursday 10 May 2018

There is something I think you should know. Whilst residential sales is obviously a very key element of our business, indeed it is certainly the most high profile aspects of our work, it is underpinned by a strong and growing property management portfolio. But I’m not telling you that to advertise. I’m telling you because it’s imp ....

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Cultural Look Out

Wednesday 02 May 2018

Real estate is often considered a profession of individuals. High profile sales agents are among a growing culture of celebrity and while there is certainly nothing wrong with a high profile, it is important to recognise the best, most successful in this business are those who surround themselves with a strong team.  And as we are seeing playe ....

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Don’t take it for granted

Tuesday 24 Apr 2018

It is a common refrain but one that I hope will never lose its resonance.  We really are ‘the lucky country’ and the truth behind the statement runs much deeper than just an angle for a tourism campaign. It can equally be applied to our domestic real estate market, and it is important we don’t take it for granted.   This ....

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Time Flies

Wednesday 18 Apr 2018

It’s amazing how you can take things a little bit for granted. Like when you wake up one day and suddenly realise your kids are all grown up and about to leave home. Where did the time go? I had one of those realisations this week when I read some fascinating facts about our economy. How did I not notice before?   I read an article in Th ....

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