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Remember to breathe

Wednesday 15 Nov 2017

As we all know Melbourne Cup week marks the unofficial start to the Christmas silly season.  The endless parties may not have started yet but the end of year certainly does feel like it’s fast approaching and that has both good and bad consequences.  The next couple of months are hectic and fun as everyone celebrates the end of the ....

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Team Value

Wednesday 08 Nov 2017

I am incredibly proud of the fact the majority of the Morton senior leadership team have worked with us for well over a decade.  That’s a long time in any profession, and it’s certainly a long time in real estate but at Morton we are acutely aware that the value of our business is linked directly to the value and investment we plac ....

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Nothing to see here

Wednesday 01 Nov 2017

I have spent a good deal of time considering what to write in my column this week, because, to be perfectly honest there hasn’t been a lot going on.  And I actually mean that in a good way!  What I mean to say is the market has been quietly bubbling along nicely which is just the way we like it.  It isn’t terribly newswor ....

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Managing is about Respect

Wednesday 25 Oct 2017

Let’s talk property management. It’s rarely the headline story of real estate but it can easily be the difference between a successful investment and a disaster.  But it would be a mistake to believe that it is all about the bottom line. The reality of Property Management is that it is more about managing people than it is managing ....

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Top Five Tips

Wednesday 18 Oct 2017

Okay, so there is no doubt the market is easing and I understand it can make buyers and vendors a little nervous to read that. So here are my Top Five tips to help buyers and vendors understand the current market and ease those nerves: Keep asking.  If you are nervous then talk to your agent. The best agents will always be honest ab ....

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Teamwork isn’t a game

Wednesday 11 Oct 2017

I know the footy finals season has officially ended but in our sports mad culture there will always be discussion somewhere in our country about teamwork.  The fact is teamwork doesn’t just relate to sport, it relates equally to business and in the current real estate market there is a lot to be said for a team that knows how to work tog ....

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Talking value

Wednesday 04 Oct 2017

In residential real estate most conversations revolve around value.  Vendors are seeking the best value for their property, buyers are inevitably seeking the best value available for their budget.   But the thing about looking at the value of a property is that it’s rarely just about the bricks and mortar.  When it comes t ....

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Here’s the thing…

Tuesday 26 Sep 2017

Have you heard of FOMO? To be honest I hadn’t either until a few days ago.  It stands for ‘fear of missing out’ and whilst it’s a phrase used predominantly by tweens on Twitter I actually think it’s what has been fueling the property market fire that has been setting records over the last six months. Buyers were a ....

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Follow the leader

Tuesday 19 Sep 2017

It is a game we all played as kids. In ‘follow the leader’ there was one person in charge while everyone else happily trailed along behind.  In life and in property it isn’t always that easy and right now in real estate I think it’s crucial to follow a leader rather than automatically follow the pack. People tell me the ....

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September 2017 Director's Desk

Monday 18 Sep 2017

Yes. Spring has started and with it we expect warmer weather and expectations of heightened activity across the property market.  But this year I think we are at a very interesting point in the property cycle. The pendulum is starting to swing and it is important potential vendors understand the opportunities that exist. I have never believed ....

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