Archive for December, 2021

Predictions..

Well that certainly wasn’t the year any of us expected. To say it was another tough one is an understatement. Our business delivered results above expectations and the residential property market was incredibly strong, but I don’t think anyone would say it’s been easy. So, what about the year ahead? To be brutally honest, given the last two weeks, and indeed the last two years, when asked for my predictions for 2022 the only thing I can say with any certainty is… I have no idea. I’m always cautious when making predictions but I think most would agree that one of the... View article »
Posted in Ewan's Blog on 20th December, 2021

Christmas in Pyrmont 2021

Photos from the successful event last 12th December 2021. View article »
Posted in Community on 17th December, 2021

Word on the Street: Thornton – December 2021

FESTIVE SEASON EVENTS!! Word-on-the-Street-Dec-2021Download View article »
Posted in Community on 10th December, 2021

CASE STUDY – KITCHEN ISLAND BENCHES

More and more I receive feedback from buyers preferring more bench space and storage in kitchens.  The floorplan shows an example of a 1-bed apartment 64 sqm internally including balcony, finished with a kitchenette/galley kitchen with no island bench. The-Henry-4.03-8.03Download Lumina-605Download Lumina-807Download The photos show a custom made eat-in kitchen island bench with storage and table, plus a custom made study nook installed next to the kitchen. Cost approx $6000. Also included are photos of some more custom made kitchen island benches from $3500.  This apartment rents for $430 per week in Penrith and is worth approx $480,000. Does the island bench help gain higher rent,... View article »
Posted in Insight on 10th December, 2021

Time to thrive

As we all pull ourselves towards the end of another long, exhausting year I’ve been thinking about our team. The market strength throughout COVID surprised everyone and over the last two years, our team have worked tirelessly to overcome every obstacle to deliver on those opportunities. They have survived; indeed, they have thrived. Ours is a high energy, high demand profession. It’s big money, big responsibilities, high stakes, and high stress. I think the combination of adrenaline, mental agility and endurance required to operate successfully in residential real estate rivals that of a professional athlete, although that’s obviously an assumption given I’m... View article »
Posted in Ewan's Blog on 9th December, 2021

Innovation to Personalisation

Over recent weeks our business has transitioned to a new system to help manage the administration requirements of our extensive property management portfolio. We have been very conscious that the idea of automation might lead people to assume we are stepping away from personalisation. In fact, the opposite is true. It is our fierce determination to deliver personal service that has motivated our latest business innovation. There is a myriad complex administration required behind the scenes of our business. We are managing contracts and financial transfers on behalf of clients that all must be carefully completed, officiated, tracked, transferred, recorded, communicated, and... View article »
Posted in Ewan's Blog on 2nd December, 2021

Christmas in Pyrmont 2021

Christmas in Pyrmont celebrates the festive season and promotes the sense of community while raising funds for – and awareness of – local charities. This year's event will be held on 12th December 11:30 am - 5:30 pm Refinery Square, Bowman Street. Read More View article »
Posted in Community on 1st December, 2021