Archive for October, 2020

Weather Forecast

The residential property market is a bit like the weather.  To paraphrase Dorothea Mackellar, we can experience droughts and flooding rains in market demand and supply but equally, just like the weather, the residential market can be unpredictable and variable so it is important to be ready and be warned. I’m pretty sure that people across Sydney check the status of residential property reports as often as they do the weather.  It’s natural to wonder if there are clouds of market doom on the horizon or if you can plan for the weekend to deliver sunshine and record-breaking sales. But as residents... View article »
Posted in Ewan's Blog on 28th October, 2020

What would you know…

There is a question that every single real estate agent fields every single day of their life, both in and out of the work environment. The question of value.  Everyone is interested in the value of their property, their neighbour’s property, the property they want to buy or simply property in general.  I get it. I’m interested in value too, but in an interview last week I discussed value of a different kind. I was asked about the value of an agent in a world where information is so accessible. Technology has changed the way the world works, and the world... View article »
Posted in Ewan's Blog on 21st October, 2020

The Second-Hand Situation

I have three teenage daughters, so I’ve become very aware of the increasing appeal of the concept of ‘vintage’. My girls are very environmentally (and fashion!) conscious, so the appeal and value of second-hand items is high across their community.  Interestingly, in the wake of some high-profile examples of new developments revealing building issues we have seen a similar increase in the appeal of older (dare I say ‘vintage’?) apartments. But it is important to recognise there are significant differences in the new and second-hand markets. The reason I’m raising this is because our team are seeing a bit of a... View article »
Posted in Ewan's Blog on 15th October, 2020

Subtle Change

I don’t know about you but after such a sensational weekend it was surprisingly easy to forget the fact that the world is in the grip of a pandemic. The sun was out, we could get out and about and it all felt kind of normal. But is it? It felt normal on the weekend but is it really? No. As much as I’d like to say ‘yes’ I really don’t think it’s the case. It might feel a little bit the same, but it really is quite different.  But that’s okay because I think we’re learning to deal with different rather... View article »
Posted in Ewan's Blog on 8th October, 2020