Archive for May, 2020

The Value of Time

During the lockdown there was one thing many were not short of. Without the noise of regular life, we realised the value of time, what can be achieved with time and how precious it is. In terms of our business time can reflect productivity but I think it is equally important to acknowledge it also represents experience, and in residential real estate ‘experience’ can play a huge role in delivering success. The fact is you can’t buy experience and you can’t fake it.  It is earned over time and in residential property I have no doubt that experience will generate confidence,... View article »
Posted in Ewan's Blog on 27th May, 2020

Moving On

As we start to move on from isolation there is no doubt many things remain unknown. I have written many times about adjusting to the ‘new normal’ but it is increasingly clear that as a result of the pandemic a huge range of personal, business and government priorities and policies might yet change.  I think we’ve a long way to go until we do find a new normal, but I’m excited at the possibilities that might emerge. There are the simple things that I think may come as a result of our enforced isolation.  From a personal perspective I have no... View article »
Posted in Ewan's Blog on 20th May, 2020

Work to do

So here is where we are at.  As I mentioned last week the residential property sales market is moving along quite nicely.  Demand is there and our team are achieving quality value for vendors. The area of the market that has taken a real hit is the rental market.  It is very tough and I’m not sure what, or when, it might turn it around. There is real work to do there. Our team have analysed the numbers and it was the week in late March when QANTAS announced they were standing down many their employees. That was the week that... View article »
Posted in Ewan's Blog on 13th May, 2020

Surprising Numbers

Here’s something that might surprise you.  For the last two months, while the world has been turned upside down in what we all agree are unprecedented social and economic circumstances, the Morton sales team have delivered results higher than for the same two months last year.  While the world around us was going crazy it seems the property market was quietly doing its thing.  Surprised?  I will admit I was. Of course, it was a very pleasant surprise although I need to acknowledge it wasn’t easy. The team worked incredibly long and hard with their clients to help them confidently make... View article »
Posted in Ewan's Blog on 6th May, 2020