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The Human Element

Wednesday 14 Feb 2018

I know there is a lot of love around this week but to be honest I wish we could focus more on the value of sharing a little more kindness. In the harsh world of high finance and the tough environment that is modern day business I still believe there is room for compassion, kindness and definitely manners. And let me say very clearly that showing co ....

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Unexpected Lessons

Thursday 08 Feb 2018

At Morton we have specialised in residential real estate for more than two decades and I often think over that time we’ve seen and done it all. But of course regardless of experience there is always potential for an unexpected curveball in any business and certainly in this profession. The proof of professionalism is how you handle it. & ....

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Time to Knuckle Down

Wednesday 31 Jan 2018

Now that the school bell has rung and the Australia Day temporary tattoos have started to fade we can collectively settle down and get on with it.  While many have been back at work for a couple of weeks I admit it does still feel like it isn’t really until February that everyone really does knuckle down to the reality of everyday school ....

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Challenges ahead

Wednesday 24 Jan 2018

I’m probably not the only person who looks at the year ahead excited but also a little bit daunted at the challenges that it may bring.  But then again, I always expect it to be challenging, and contrary to what you might think I’m not talking about the state of the market or forecasts for the year ahead.  The thing is at Mort ....

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One small step

Wednesday 17 Jan 2018

It’s that time of year.  I find new year resolutions are all well and good, though in my experience they’re destined to fail because they’re driven by the date rather than a clear drive and determination to achieve. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big goals person; having a goal is a great thing but to reach it req ....

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Seize the Day

Thursday 11 Jan 2018

For many reasons I won’t go into here I have spent a lot of time over the holiday break considering the importance of ‘seizing the day’.  It’s easy to spend time worrying and wondering. Hours and days can go by considering the ‘what if’ and the ‘maybe’ when more often than not the best decision i ....

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Thank you

Wednesday 20 Dec 2017

As this is my last blog before Christmas I thought it appropriate to stop and take some time to consider all that we have to be thankful for. Obviously there are different things across different aspects of my life but for now I will stick to business and in particular what I think we should remember to be thankful for in terms of residential real ....

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Who am I kidding?

Wednesday 13 Dec 2017

There is no hiding the fact that auction clearance rates have declined over recent weeks. So you may wonder who am I kidding when I say our team still have buyers, are still recommending auction campaigns, and are still delivering quality sales results? I’m not kidding anyone.  Sales are still taking place. I acknowledge clearance rates ....

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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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