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Is it worth it?

Wednesday 06 Dec 2017

I was asked this week if it was worth listing a property at this time of year, the assumption being that it wasn’t worth bothering to list and market a property because everyone is on holidays.  My response? Yes. Definitely.  Absolutely and here’s why. The assumption that the property market is one of those industries that shu ....

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The Advantages of Networking

Wednesday 29 Nov 2017

I recognise that at this of year in particular the idea of ‘networking’ can be used as an excuse to party, but to be honest networking is absolutely essential in real estate, for reasons you might not expect. We work hard to build networks.  We do so because we know our networks are vital to ensuring we deliver the best service and ....

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What to wish for...

Wednesday 22 Nov 2017

This time of year I find it’s all about lists. The kids are thinking about Christmas lists while the rest of us are thinking about lists of food and present shopping still to complete, jobs to do and cards to write. In terms of residential real estate there is one thing that should always be top of the list. Buyers and potential vendors shoul ....

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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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