Priming your day

One of the struggles anyone who works in a customer service role has (which includes real estate agents) is the consistent need to be nice to everyone you meet while you are at work. To work in these roles successfully it really helps if you are a “people person” by default but there are days that, despite your natural niceness, the … Read the full post »

Great Ocean Report – February 2020

This is our first Great Ocean Report for 2020 and it is being written at a time of high activity and a generally buoyant real estate market. There is always plenty of property market commentary and as usual we will do our best to demystify what is happening for you.

A quick recap for context. The two biggest property markets in Australia … Read the full post »

We see what we look for


There are a couple of things that are universal that help us understand personality types. We are all products of our environment and secondly, we see what we look for. The first one is something that happens over time and the second can change on a daily basis.

If you grow up in a family of doctors, you are highly likely to … Read the full post »

Buying in an active market


Although the new year is only a couple of weeks old, early signs are that 2020 will see a highly active year for the real estate market.

This is obviously good for property owners but can, at times, be highly frustrating for willing buyers as they often have to compete for properties. One of the … Read the full post »

Great Ocean Report – September 2019

Spring
is here and as the temperatures increase so does the activity in the Australian
property markets. With so much economic news pumped into our daily lives, it is
hard to understand exactly what is happening and how it will affect each
property market in Australia. As usual, we will do our best to demystify what
is happening for you in plain English. 

As
we have discussed previously in our Great … Read the full post »

Great Ocean Report – end of financial year roundup

The
2018/19 financial year saw a slightly more subdued property market in terms of
volume, but still a very resilient coastal market in terms of price.  It is interesting to see the contrast in price
and volume of house sales in each town in our service area from the previous
financial year.

So
let’s look at the performance of each of the towns during this period.  As a reference, these … Read the full post »

How’s the market?

As we head into Spring, which tends to be seen as the start
of the six month “selling season” which, on the coast, corresponds with the
warm six months of the calendar, I thought it would be good to provide a market
update. This will be handy for those who are getting ready to sell or have been
trying to understand what is happening so they can make some final decisions
around their … Read the full post »

Moving forward

Gazing into the crystal ball and forecasting what the future will bring is alway fraught with danger. However having been through 5 property cycles over the past 30 years I thought I would be brave, stand up on my soapbox and throw out a few predictions for the rest of this year in regards to the property market.

My impression is that potential property market participants (buyers and sellers) have been … Read the full post »

Day tight compartments

Worrying about the future and dwelling on regrets of past actions is a common human trait that nearly all of us would admit to periodically. It becomes a major problem when it overwhelms our thoughts to the point of affecting our wellbeing.

It can come in many forms and is often episodic depending on what is happening in our lives at that time. There is often a trigger event … Read the full post »

Great Ocean Report – April 2019

As usual in this report we try and demystify what is happening in the property markets and hopefully provide some clarity about where we are heading.

To establish some context for this article we need to establish that property markets are cyclical in nature and that there is not just one property market, there are hundreds of them in Australia. Each of these are affected by local drivers and also … Read the full post »

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