Posts Tagged ‘realestateaustralia’

A tale of two perspectives…

I don’t think I’m on my own when I say that it seems the only story in the world right now, whether you care about the outcome or not, is the US election.  We are witnessing extraordinary events, but I recognise you might think I’m drawing a long bow when I say there are key elements of the US election that are a metaphor for the Sydney property market.  Bear with me while I explain…. I know it seems a stretch but when you think about it the US election result is all about the numbers. And so, it is in... View article »
Posted in Ewan's Blog on 11th November, 2020

Achieving Success

You might recall that last week I wrote about how, like the weather, different areas across Sydney can experience different market forces at the same time.  This week it might therefore seem a little contradictory to say that the way to achieve property success varies very little irrespective of those differing markets. And in a week focussed so intently on ‘winning’ across so many different scenarios I have clear thoughts on how to do it. Perhaps I should start by providing a dash of credibility to my position by revealing that earlier this week the Morton Sales Team were again awarded... View article »
Posted in Ewan's Blog on 4th November, 2020

Weather Forecast

The residential property market is a bit like the weather.  To paraphrase Dorothea Mackellar, we can experience droughts and flooding rains in market demand and supply but equally, just like the weather, the residential market can be unpredictable and variable so it is important to be ready and be warned. I’m pretty sure that people across Sydney check the status of residential property reports as often as they do the weather.  It’s natural to wonder if there are clouds of market doom on the horizon or if you can plan for the weekend to deliver sunshine and record-breaking sales. But as residents... View article »
Posted in Ewan's Blog on 28th October, 2020

What would you know…

There is a question that every single real estate agent fields every single day of their life, both in and out of the work environment. The question of value.  Everyone is interested in the value of their property, their neighbour’s property, the property they want to buy or simply property in general.  I get it. I’m interested in value too, but in an interview last week I discussed value of a different kind. I was asked about the value of an agent in a world where information is so accessible. Technology has changed the way the world works, and the world... View article »
Posted in Ewan's Blog on 21st October, 2020

The Second-Hand Situation

I have three teenage daughters, so I’ve become very aware of the increasing appeal of the concept of ‘vintage’. My girls are very environmentally (and fashion!) conscious, so the appeal and value of second-hand items is high across their community.  Interestingly, in the wake of some high-profile examples of new developments revealing building issues we have seen a similar increase in the appeal of older (dare I say ‘vintage’?) apartments. But it is important to recognise there are significant differences in the new and second-hand markets. The reason I’m raising this is because our team are seeing a bit of a... View article »
Posted in Ewan's Blog on 15th October, 2020