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Value Determination

Wednesday 23 May 2018

I think I need to talk about the market. I generally stay away from making predictions and I won’t change that policy now, however I think it is important to acknowledge that we are seeing growing caution from buyers, but it is also important to highlight that we are also seeing growing determination to participate. Sound confusing? Let ....

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The pot of gold

Tuesday 15 May 2018

I often think of the saying that if you want something done, ask a busy person to do it. I certainly think it’s true that the more you have to do the more you can do, but I also emphasise to our team as they juggle multiple properties, deadlines and responsibilities, that execution cannot come at the expense of excellence. Just getting the jo ....

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Background to business

Thursday 10 May 2018

There is something I think you should know. Whilst residential sales is obviously a very key element of our business, indeed it is certainly the most high profile aspects of our work, it is underpinned by a strong and growing property management portfolio. But I’m not telling you that to advertise. I’m telling you because it’s imp ....

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Cultural Look Out

Wednesday 02 May 2018

Real estate is often considered a profession of individuals. High profile sales agents are among a growing culture of celebrity and while there is certainly nothing wrong with a high profile, it is important to recognise the best, most successful in this business are those who surround themselves with a strong team.  And as we are seeing playe ....

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Don’t take it for granted

Tuesday 24 Apr 2018

It is a common refrain but one that I hope will never lose its resonance.  We really are ‘the lucky country’ and the truth behind the statement runs much deeper than just an angle for a tourism campaign. It can equally be applied to our domestic real estate market, and it is important we don’t take it for granted.   This ....

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Time Flies

Wednesday 18 Apr 2018

It’s amazing how you can take things a little bit for granted. Like when you wake up one day and suddenly realise your kids are all grown up and about to leave home. Where did the time go? I had one of those realisations this week when I read some fascinating facts about our economy. How did I not notice before?   I read an article in Th ....

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Good Choices

Monday 09 Apr 2018

One of the things I've heard myself say repeatedly to my kids over the years is 'make good choices'. I consider them wise words but I recognise that with so many options and opportunities it can be daunting and exhausting to determine the good from the 'not so good'. So if you’re considering your options in terms of residential property let m ....

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Quest for Gold

Wednesday 04 Apr 2018

Property is a big deal.  For most of us buying and selling a home is a life changing decision that is the culmination of a huge amount of planning, work and effort. It’s our personal Commonwealth Games ‘quest for gold’ moment, so makes sense that it’s not something you do without the right back-up and support team.  ....

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Steady on

Wednesday 28 Mar 2018

There is so much going on in the world around us at the moment that is tumultuous and unpredictable and makes me shake my head in disbelief that it’s a relief to retreat to the steady world of residential real estate. It feels timely to acknowledge the long-term dependable value that comes from a solid, stable market.  It’s timely ....

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A vacant story

Wednesday 21 Mar 2018

In residential real estate the common wisdom is that the key players are buyers and vendors, with little focus required on anyone else. In my opinion that’s wrong and those who choose to believe it do so at their peril.  It is vital to always consider the end user. That means buyers and sellers need to keep focus on the vacancy rate. How ....

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