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Searching for answers

Wednesday 29 Jul 2020

I read something a few weeks ago and decided to test it on the weekend.  I typed into my Google search engine ‘How will CoronaVirus…..’ and was fascinated by the options automatically displayed. The top suggestions to finish my question were ‘How will CoronaVirus..change the world’ and ‘How will the CoronaVi ....

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A Good Day

Wednesday 22 Jul 2020

It’s so good to see those who work on the ‘frontline’ of the health response to the pandemic are being recognised across our community for the vital work they are doing. Providing care to the sick may be their job but I am sure few would have envisioned their work requiring a response to a wildly contagious virus. I take my hat of ....

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Confidence Calculation

Thursday 16 Jul 2020

Confidence. It is a key factor in overall economic activity and a huge factor in the residential property sector and you don’t have to be Einstein to have guessed that given all that has been going on the latest NAB Residential Property Survey found housing market confidence fell heavily in the June quarter.  So how it can be that with c ....

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Here we go again…

Wednesday 08 Jul 2020

Well here we go again.  If we needed proof that this thing is not going away anytime soon it is certainly being delivered in spades.  Whilst unfolding events are concerning it’s interesting to note the response we are starting to see play out in terms of the market. There is a sense of resignation, but equally a determination. It's ....

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Enduring Energy

Wednesday 01 Jul 2020

Well that’s a financial year I think most of us would like to forget!  It feels like it has been a total shocker, but in fact the numbers show it hasn’t been too bad. How could that be given the year we have endured? We have endured because of two things that are absolutely key to our business. It’s proof that our words are a ....

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That’s just it…

Wednesday 24 Jun 2020

This week I struggled. I have settled at my laptop to write only to find I couldn’t find the right subject to raise. What has happened? How are things unfolding differently? How are they unfolding at all? What advice should I give?  What does the future hold?  So many questions and yet I found it so hard to work out what to say. Unt ....

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What, why, how?

Thursday 18 Jun 2020

It feels like we’re all meant to be ‘back to normal’. Yes, it’s the ‘new’ normal, but now we can watch and play sport, have lunch at a café and go shopping we’re also expected to be getting on with business as usual. That’s fabulous but it’s clear that many of our clients are wondering exac ....

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The months ahead

Thursday 11 Jun 2020

My first draft of this blog was one I wrote after looking at some independent market stats. I was surprised and buoyed by what I saw and wrote my blog around the theme that I thought things were going to be all right.  But then I took a breath, took off the rose-coloured glasses of positivity and realised I needed to write the truth, not the h ....

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They’re back…

Wednesday 03 Jun 2020

I’m sure it will be a relief to many to learn that, having dropped off a cliff as COVID restrictions came into effect, a vital indicator of market activity has found its way back to what our team consider ‘normal’. They’re back.  The phone is ringing, and email in-boxes are filling up. Enquiries received by the Morton l ....

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The Value of Time

Thursday 28 May 2020

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 esta ....

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