Archive for April, 2020

The Curve

There has justifiably been huge focus over recent months on flattening the Coronavirus curve.  In response to measures introduced to try to achieve that goal we have all found ourselves reacting and chasing ways to achieve a ‘new normal’.  Over the last week it feels like we’ve reached a point where we’re now ahead of that curve so we can start to plan, rather than react. It’s a good place to be, and very good advice for everyone considering what to do in terms of property. I want to reiterate again this week that despite the lockdown there is still a... View article »
Posted in Ewan's Blog on 29th April, 2020

Where are we?

Over recent weeks I have written about how our team is adjusting and working to deliver for our clients but have intentionally refrained from commenting on how the market itself is responding.  Quite frankly I don’t think anybody really knew what would happen and I don’t see any value in making generic motherhood statements merely for the sake of trying to make everyone feel a bit better. But it’s been three weeks now, so it’s a good time to start to look at the impact of isolation. Where are we? As much as I’d like to say nothing has changed I’m... View article »
Posted in Ewan's Blog on 22nd April, 2020

Emotion and Leadership

So, this week we have the promised rent relief package from the NSW Government. I’m not sure what everyone was expecting and I’m sure there will be many disappointed, but it’s good to see some financial relief for landlords with the incentive they must pass that on to their tenants. I acknowledge the measures won’t fix everything and I know emotions are still running very high across our client base.  Recognising that reality, I’ve told our team when dealing with clients that they must show leadership, not emotion.  It might sound tough, but here’s why…. Of course, it’s valid for clients... View article »
Posted in Ewan's Blog on 15th April, 2020

The Property Frontline

It’s another day. It is really that simple. In these extraordinary times we just must get up and get on with it, and I’m proud to say that’s exactly what our team is doing.  The world around us is turning upside down but in the week just gone we’ve successfully negotiated good property sales and matched great tenants with their perfect rental property. That’s how we’re rolling. Onwards, although don’t get me wrong, it certainly isn’t easy… The reality is stark. Restrictions around movement and enforced business shutdowns have obviously had an immediate financial impact.  Our sales team, and perhaps most... View article »
Posted in Ewan's Blog on 8th April, 2020

What are we going to do?

I don’t think there is anything I can say this week another than, it’s tough. Bloody tough. For everyone.  I’ve been in business for over a quarter of a decade, I thought I’d seen it all, but obviously nothing like this.  This is big and it’s tough on every single individual in our community.  The question we’re all asking is what are we going to do….? So, I’ll tell you, our valued clients, the same thing I have told our valued team. We’re going to keep going.  That’s what we’re going to do.  I say that knowing it’s going to be... View article »
Posted in Ewan's Blog on 1st April, 2020