Posts Tagged ‘investment’

Time to thrive

As we all pull ourselves towards the end of another long, exhausting year I’ve been thinking about our team. The market strength throughout COVID surprised everyone and over the last two years, our team have worked tirelessly to overcome every obstacle to deliver on those opportunities. They have survived; indeed, they have thrived. Ours is a high energy, high demand profession. It’s big money, big responsibilities, high stakes, and high stress. I think the combination of adrenaline, mental agility and endurance required to operate successfully in residential real estate rivals that of a professional athlete, although that’s obviously an assumption given I’m... View article »
Posted in Ewan's Blog on 9th December, 2021

Take each day…

It’s not hard to understand why a strong market is exciting for our team. We are busy. Very busy. But with every booming market comes the inevitable speculation and hyperventilation about when it will end. Sigh. Will we never learn? As we emerge from lockdowns and start adjusting to the new world of living with COVID it’s going to be interesting to see where we revert to previous patterns. What have we learnt to do differently during COVID that will endure beyond lockdowns? A key thing for me has been the reality that even the most carefully considered, cautious plans can come... View article »
Posted in Ewan's Blog on 27th October, 2021

It’s happening

Yep. It’s happening. We’ve all learnt the hard way that it’s risky trying to predict anything while the world is enduring a pandemic but despite that risk, I did feel things were looking promising for the residential property market in the lead up to restrictions easing. So, I’m pleased for many reasons to see that promise coming to fruition if the numbers delivered by our team in September are anything to go by. I’ve been incredibly proud of the work ethic and resilience shown by the Morton sales team. The last few months have been tough, as I know they have been for... View article »
Posted in Ewan's Blog on 13th October, 2021

Excitement is building

I’d prefer not to buy into the hype but it’s hard to ignore the excitement that’s building. After months where it has been hard to distinguish one day from the next, it really does feel like something is about to happen. I’m not talking about politics; I’m not even talking about the easing of restrictions. I’m talking about property! The latest data from CoreLogic shows residential property prices in Sydney have grown by 23.6% in the last twelve months, including a sizeable 1.9% growth in the last month alone. Now to be clear the CoreLogic data shows that monthly growth is down from a... View article »
Posted in Ewan's Blog on 7th October, 2021

Getting ready

As a way of keeping our team motivated and engaged throughout lockdown, we have been running a daily step challenge. It’s been a great way to productively utilise spare time while socialising has been restricted and to get prepared and ready for Summer. Interestingly I think many of our clients have been doing the same thing in terms of their residential property goals. They’re getting ready, and that is exciting.) The team at Morton have spent a lot of time on the phone over the last few months. We’ve been doing what we always do in fielding calls from prospective purchasers and vendors,... View article »
Posted in Ewan's Blog on 29th September, 2021

Bubble Blast

It’s not something you might expect to hear from anyone in the real estate profession, but it’s been so good to hear the positivity around talk of bubbles this week! Of course, I’m referring to COVID-safe bubbles rather than the property version and while I don’t really want to ignite the discussion it has been interesting to note the lack of focus on a possible property bubble. Residential property values continue to rise across Sydney which is great news for homeowners and investors. The Morton team of sales agents are securing strong prices for clients in suburbs including Penrith, the CBD, Pyrmont,... View article »
Posted in Ewan's Blog on 22nd September, 2021

The risk…

I’m starting to think there is a real risk of staying determinedly ‘on message’ which is that people stop hearing what you are saying. It’s a bit like ‘crying wolf’ but sadly it’s evident even if what is being communicated is based on truth. And I think that’s a risk we might be facing across the residential property market. People might stop listening. I get it. Hearing the same thing over and over can be tedious. It becomes white noise. It’s there but not penetrating. The words lose impact. Hopefully, that’s not what will happen with the message around vaccination and... View article »
Posted in Ewan's Blog on 15th September, 2021

How long can it last?

Back in April this year I speculated on when we could anticipate a possible easing of the extraordinary market intensity that was evident at the time. Five months on, nearly two months into a lockdown and still a large majority of my conversations with clients revolve around exactly the same question. How long can it last? There is no doubting the sustained strength of the residential property market despite the economic and social impacts of the pandemic. The growth in home values over the last twelve months in Sydney is now at 20.9%. Over the last three months to the end of August, even... View article »
Posted in Ewan's Blog on 8th September, 2021

We’ve got this…

I spoke to our team this week about the importance of finding and articulating positivity despite the challenges we’re all facing. It is therefore incredibly encouraging to recognise a common theme in what I’m seeing around me and what I’m seeing in the market.  And that is resilience.  It makes me feel positive that we’ve got this. It’s perhaps a little risky to announce ‘we’ve got this’. No, I’m not talking about COVID infection, rather I’m talking about the positivity and can-do attitude that I am increasingly seeing around me. It is so encouraging. And whilst I recognise that it might be... View article »
Posted in Ewan's Blog on 1st September, 2021

Keeping Track

It’s amazing to think how we have adapted to living with COVID. It’s not fun or convenient but wearing masks and checking-in are part of the new normal. They’re an important way we can take some control in these times when it feels like so many things are out of control. And it’s interesting to see that our clients are looking to do the same thing in terms of their finances and investments. During the lockdown last year people shared ways they were passing the days and finding positivity and opportunity whilst activity and mobility was limited. Some started learning a new language,... View article »
Posted in Ewan's Blog on 18th August, 2021