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Positive Prospects

Wednesday 11 Dec 2019

We gathered the whole Morton team together on the weekend to celebrate the success, stamina, resilience and determination of our team over what has been another eventful year. After what has been an exhausting twelve months I was amazed at the energy that was still clearly evident in the room. Everyone was ready to have some fun, but equa ....

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The Vibe

Wednesday 04 Dec 2019

Well, it seems that some experienced statisticians and economists disagree with me. It happens.  I’m certainly not unhappy to read that sources I respect predict property values will continue to rise into next year. I hope it does, and while I’m not automatically banking on that outcome, I’m still feeling very posit ....

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It Matters

Tuesday 26 Nov 2019

I wanted to write about this topic a few weeks ago but then I got busy and distracted with other things. However, the fact is being busy should not be an excuse and given I’ve never been one to avoid the tough topics now is the right time to talk. Ours is a high stake, high energy profession. It takes a lot to be the best in the business ....

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The Weather Forecast

Wednesday 20 Nov 2019

Given the extraordinary weather we have been experiencing over recent days, it might seem a little odd to learn that a common concern amongst my industry colleagues is that the local property market might be experiencing its own unique kind of ‘Indian Summer’. And whilst we would all welcome a cooler change in the weather, especially to ....

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Is it worth it?

Wednesday 13 Nov 2019

Property prices are rising, that’s great news but I think it is important for you to know that there are some other rises having an impact across the local property market that might not be so welcome. I explained recently in this blog why marketing is an important component for a successful sales campaign so it’s obviously disappointin ....

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Presenting Pre-Auction Offers

Thursday 07 Nov 2019

I was asked this week why does a vendor accept a pre-auction offer given clearance rates are at such prominent levels, supply is low and demand is high. Given my mantra is that “auction is the best option to deliver the best result”, why not wait until auction day?  It is a good and very valid question. Here is my answer… ....

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Standing Tall

Tuesday 29 Oct 2019

I speak often about the importance of people in our industry, and in particular our business. The determination, commitment and professionalism of our team are what drives our success, and the respect we share for the contributions of every single employee is the foundation of our strength. And when it comes to respect there is one man in our ....

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A little can mean a lot

Wednesday 23 Oct 2019

You know that deja vu feeling you get when you’re talking to your kids and you realise you’re saying the same thing you have said one thousand times before? You could stop repeating yourself but you know it’s too important to let them forget the message. That’s me this week. I have said it many times before but I’m goi ....

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Hogwash

Wednesday 16 Oct 2019

I read a lot of articles, research and comments about the residential property market. Like so many things in life it can be fascinating to see how different people interpret what appears to be ostensibly the exact same information. Of course everyone is entitled to their opinion, but I’m always surprised how often I consider a lot ....

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The Value of Stability

Wednesday 09 Oct 2019

Given all the disagreements, disturbances and division we are seeing around the world at the moment I think the one thing most people would probably be prepared to agree on is that, whilst it might not be very exciting, there is actually great value in finding, delivering and maintaining stability.  It’s a great reminder of why so many p ....

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