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Moving On

Thursday 21 May 2020

As we start to move on from isolation there is no doubt many things remain unknown. I have written many times about adjusting to the ‘new normal’ but it is increasingly clear that as a result of the pandemic a huge range of personal, business and government priorities and policies might yet change.  I think we’ve a long way t ....

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Work to do

Wednesday 13 May 2020

So here is where we are at.  As I mentioned last week the residential property sales market is moving along quite nicely.  Demand is there and our team are achieving quality value for vendors. The area of the market that has taken a real hit is the rental market.  It is very tough and I’m not sure what, or when, it might turn i ....

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Surprising Numbers

Wednesday 06 May 2020

Here’s something that might surprise you.  For the last two months, while the world has been turned upside down in what we all agree are unprecedented social and economic circumstances, the Morton sales team have delivered results higher than for the same two months last year.  While the world around us was going crazy it seems the ....

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The Curve

Thursday 30 Apr 2020

There has justifiably been huge focus over recent months on flattening the Coronavirus curve.  In response to measures introduced to try to achieve that goal we have all found ourselves reacting and chasing ways to achieve a ‘new normal’.  Over the last week it feels like we’ve reached a point where we’re now ahead ....

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Where are we?

Wednesday 22 Apr 2020

Over recent weeks I have written about how our team is adjusting and working to deliver for our clients but have intentionally refrained from commenting on how the market itself is responding.  Quite frankly I don’t think anybody really knew what would happen and I don’t see any value in making generic motherhood statements merely ....

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Emotion and Leadership

Thursday 16 Apr 2020

So, this week we have the promised rent relief package from the NSW Government. I’m not sure what everyone was expecting and I’m sure there will be many disappointed, but it’s good to see some financial relief for landlords with the incentive they must pass that on to their tenants. I acknowledge the measures won’t fix every ....

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The Property Frontline

Wednesday 08 Apr 2020

It’s another day. It is really that simple. In these extraordinary times we just must get up and get on with it, and I’m proud to say that’s exactly what our team is doing.  The world around us is turning upside down but in the week just gone we’ve successfully negotiated good property sales and matched great tenants wi ....

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What are we going to do?

Wednesday 01 Apr 2020

I don’t think there is anything I can say this week another than, it’s tough. Bloody tough. For everyone.  I’ve been in business for over a quarter of a decade, I thought I’d seen it all, but obviously nothing like this.  This is big and it’s tough on every single individual in our community.  The questi ....

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Opening - Just with a Difference

Wednesday 25 Mar 2020

We can make this work. That’s the message I’ve given to our team this week and it is the message I want them to pass on to their clients.  Yes, we can still make this work and still deliver great service and results.  We can do it, we just have to do it differently and we have to because our tenants, landlords and homeowners n ....

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The new NEW normal

Thursday 19 Mar 2020

I was almost not going to talk about CoronaVirus this week. I had another blog prepared and ready to go thinking you all might actually be looking for commentary on something different. But the unavoidable reality is that things ARE different, and just like everyone else we are working through how to deal with the new, new normal. I have spoken oft ....

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