IT’S BEEN ANOTHER BIG WEEK IN REAL ESTATE
Weekly Blog by Miguel De Freitas & Rod Ryan

Property Blog Week 494

18 August 2017

Its been another big week in Real Estate in that we’ve been very busy dealing with the every day duties of a Real Estate Agent, but to be honest we haven’t set the world on fire on the scoreboard but that’s the way it goes.

Now last Saturday I conducted an Auction with Luke Holmes, (the licensee of our Wanneroo Office) for a four bedroom, two bathroom home that needed renovation north of the river in Caversham. The bidding opened up at $200,000 in the end the home was sold under the hammer at $318,000. There were about seventy people in attendance and five bidders all going for it and Luke did a marvelous job on behalf of his clients.

Our Commercial boys and girls have had a busy week with leasing and according to Travis at the Perth Office he’s been fairly constant as well. Kym over in Melbourne continues to build her business and her new office is looking what it cost – a million dollars.

Big Trav at Perth office has been getting his trailer all cleaned up in the readiness for his big move in a few weeks time into his new premises. There will be plenty of organising, plenty of effort, plenty of money moving around in the next few weeks but it will be a wonderful big brand new prominent office for our fantastic Perth Office.

Time to go and get to my 11am appointment so have a great weekend everyone, enjoy the footy and we’ll catch you again next week after another big week in Real Estate.

Miguel De Freitas, Rod Ryan and the team at De Freitas & Ryan.

Property Blog – Week 493

11th August 2017

It was such a big week in Real Estate last week that we forgot to do our weekly blog which is about the second time in our ten years in business that we have done that. Obviously it wasn’t my fault as it never is and Rod has taken the blame as he always does. Anyway lets have a quick look at what we’ve done in what has been another big week or weeks in Real Estate.

One thing that I am aware of is that we sold a large commercial property in conjunction with another agent for well in excess of $5 million dollars which when you add that to our recent Auction in Sorrento which sold at $4.6 million we have done over $10 million in just two transactions. Rod got so excited he splashed out on a new phone cover and now all he needs is to replace his worn out old man bag and he will be “looking good”.

Rod and I were invited to Crown for lunch as guests of 6PR 882 and we were amongst all the footy stars including Karl Langdon, Glen Jackovich, Luke McPharlin, Paul Haselby along with Kim Hagdorn, Basil Zempilas and Milsy. It was a lot of fun and yes we do have some great characters here in Perth.

 

The 6PR Footy Panel in action at Crown yesterday

 

Our residential Property Managers have a big smile on their faces as this has been one of our best weeks on record. A whole month figures in just one week – well done boys and girls.

I really do have to go – have a great weekend everyone. Good luck Rod with our two Auctions tomorrow and we’ll catch you next week after another big week in Real Estate.

Miguel De Freitas, Rod Ryan and the team at De Freitas & Ryan.

Property Blog – Week 492

27th July 2017

It was certainly another big Auction week at De Freitas & Ryan when we slammed the hammer down at $4.6 million dollars for a wonderful leased commercial investment property. We must have looked pretty handsome as well because we have had a number of approaches from people who attended the auction who would now like us to auction their properties. We had a big crowd at 2pm last Saturday which was possibly a result of the “plug” we gave the property on the Real Estate program last Saturday morning at 9am on radio 6PR.

Rod in action at the Auction

We have had an extremely busy week this week however results are still very hard to come by in this “rock-a-bye-baby” market.

We could do with some more saleable listings to satisfy some excellent buyers that we currently have on the books. We could also do with some more tenants to keep our residential vacancy rate at bay.

We have recently appointed some new members of staff and we would like to say how thrilled we have been with our new arrivals. We are working extremely hard at this present time and also finding the time to train up our new people.

Lets hope that Fremantle and West Coast finally figure out whether they are a boy or a girl and start hitting the winners list.

We will catch you again next week after another big week in Real Estate.

Miguel De Freitas, Rod Ryan and the team at De Freitas & Ryan.

Property Blog – Week 491

21st July 2017

It certainly has been another big week in Real Estate with some excellent results coming through. Last Saturday we auctioned 35 Blackwood Avenue in Hamilton Hill and with a good crowd in attendance, Robyn’s buyers were the lucky bidders when the hammer came down at $460,000. Happy John sold another one in Bibra Lake which means he will go closer to the top of the REIWA rookie list next month and therefore attract more poaching offers from the “funny Real Estate fellas out there”. It is such a shame, Real Estate is such a wonderful career with the only thing spoiling it being the unethical people that it seems to attract.

Our big Auction in Sorrento continues to attract more interest and we are confident of a large multi million dollar result.

We are all very busy at the moment but we need to lease more residential properties in order to keep our clients happy and our vacancy rate under control.

Have a great week end everyone and let’s hope Freo can get over the line on Saturday.

Miguel De Freitas, Rod Ryan and the team at De Freitas & Ryan.

 

 

Property Blog – Week 490

14th July 2017

It’s been another big week in real estate with some really good things going on at the coal face of Real Estate in WA. We have just listed a beautiful three bedroom villa home in Mount Pleasant which will be auctioned on the 12th August at 11am. Then at 1pm after a quick drive across town we will be auctioning another new listing in Caversham at 1pm.

Tomorrow we have an auction at 12 noon at 35 Blackwood Avenue Hamilton Hill and then of course next Saturday we have a multi million dollar auction of a large medical centre north of the river at Sorrento.

We have already started off the new financial year in a big way with some excellent results coming through. I have just returned from a quick trip over to the eastern states where property seems to be very much in demand and on the increase in value. It’s only a matter of time before the winds of change head in a westerly direction and see us boys and girls in Perth enjoying some of the fruits of our hard labour in the property industry particularly over the past two years.

As it has been previously discussed we have had to make some changes in personnel and it is wonderful to see the new people who have arrived at our company fitting in so well and already making their mark within our company. Just like a football team you need to keep bringing in new blood in order to keep your team performing at its best.

Well done to Annemaree and the crew down at Rockingham for their outstanding performances so far this month and the same goes to Luke and Kayleigh at Wanneroo. The commercial boys and girls are as usual doing extremely well and it’s all systems go at Cockburn and Perth office.

Have a great weekend everybody, Fremantle to win by 17 points and hopefully I’ll win the Ford Mustang that I paid $10 for my ticket for in the Gold Coast lottery.

We’ll catch you again next week after another big week in Real Estate.

Miguel De Freitas, Rod Ryan and the team at De Freitas & Ryan.

 

Property Blog – Week 489

7th July 2017

With Rod & Melita sailing around the Whitsundays and enjoying the beautiful weather, its business as usual for our Cockburn residential sales team who have undergone extensive sales and marketing training. We ensure that our staff learn all the tools required to get the job done in these challenging times.

David, Robyn, Miguel, Kelsey, Jessie & John undergoing sales and marketing training earlier this week

We are very proud to announce that last Monday our Rookie David La Rosa sold his first property being 13 McLernon Place in South Lake for $445,000 delighting his clients Sean & Raelene with his exceptional efforts, well done David.

The rental department at Cockburn have been run off their feet leasing over 9 properties this week despite the bitterly cold weather.

We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to ‘like’ our page on Facebook to keep up with what’s happening at De Freitas & Ryan.

We’ll catch you again next week after another big week in Real Estate.

Miguel De Freitas, Rod Ryan and the team at De Freitas & Ryan.

Property Blog – Week 488

30th June 2017

It’s all hands on deck today as we finish off what’s been an interesting financial year with our general manager Sue Totterdell busy compiling all of the financials for our various offices.

We can report that at the coal face of Real Estate in Western Australia it has been a challenging year with residential sales and higher than expected vacancy rates in our rental departments.

Tomorrow at De Freitas & Ryan we will be celebrating our 10 year anniversary and we would like to take this opportunity in thanking our wonderful loyal clients as well as our fabulous staff. It has been a wonderful journey since we commenced business in Fremantle, on the 1st July 2007. Since then we have worked extremely hard to get to where we are today with five offices in Western Australia and one office in Melbourne Victoria.

We’ll catch you again next week after another big week in Real Estate.

Miguel De Freitas, Rod Ryan and the team at De Freitas & Ryan.

Property Blog – Week 487

23rd June 2017

Nothing too dramatic this week in what’s been another big week in Real Estate here at De Freitas & Ryan. Leasing houses, selling houses, listing houses, selling and leasing commercial property, strata meetings, just all the usual stuff but just plenty of, including an auction tomorrow in South Lake. As we get close to the end of the financial year it gets quite exciting as we get to compare our figures with the previous financial year and we already know it’s going to be good.

We have recently added some new members of staff to our organisation and I have to tell you we’ve been very fortunate. Well done to Sue our General Manager for all that she has done in ensuring our standards remain high and our reputation upheld.

Now we’ve got a very busy day today as we are investigating a few exciting new initiatives within our company so that should be good. Watch this space as they say and it is no wonder we love this business so much as it is always changing, building and moving forward.

We’ll catch you again next week after another big week in Real Estate.

Miguel De Freitas, Rod Ryan and the team at De Freitas & Ryan.

Property Blog – Week 486

16th June 2017

Blog 486, hey – that’s an awful lot of blogs but then again we’ve been in business for 10 years as of the 1st of July so you could say we’ve had a bit to talk about. When we think back to how we were going 10 years ago it was a really amazing time. Migi and I were setting up our new little office in a small arcade in Fremantle and dealing with all things setting up business like logo designs, accountants, solicitors etc. It was a stressful time but looking back a most worthwhile experience as we have loved the last 10 years of De Freitas & Ryan and we are now looking forward to the next 10 with a solid base behind us.

Now part of the reason for having a solid base is thanks to having ‘solid’ citizens like John Hamilton as part of our team. Johnno loves a donut or four and here he is enjoying morning tea while getting his weekend opens sorted.

John Hamilton – One down, three to go

Trav at our Perth Office is all excited about his big multi-million dollar auction coming up in mid-July and in fact all our offices are really up and about at the moment. Rockingham continues to build and we have a new sales cadet starting with us next week. Those brilliant rental girls will probably try and steal him as they are so very, very busy down there. So we’ll see how it all plays out.

I’ve just been summoned by our General Manager, so I better cut this short and catch you again next week after another big week in Real Estate.

Miguel De Freitas, Rod Ryan and the team at De Freitas & Ryan.

Property Blog – Week 485

9th June 2017

 

It certainly has been another big week in Real Estate at De Freitas & Ryan with lots and lots going on. For starters, that man Miguel keeps sticking his nose into our residential side of the business by selling three properties. Two blocks in Yangebup and one house in Coolbellup. Not a bad effort for someone whose a very serious full time Commercial person. Our ‘Sir Milton Coombe’ had a very unfortunate fall at a home open in Baldivis over the weekend and finished up in the Royal Perth Hospital with a torn kidney. Thankfully, all appears to be well now and he looks like he is being discharged from hospital on Saturday. The things that some people will do to get a few days off is unbelievable.

We are pretty excited with the fact that we will be adding a new sales cadet to our Rockingham Office. We have a particularly strong candidate who we will be informing him of his appointment a little later on today. It’s a great career opportunity for a young person and under the guidance of Licencee Marcel Pratt and Milton (kidney) Coombe, they will do extremely well.

We’ve managed a property at 35 Blackwood Avenue Hamilton Hill for the past 5 or 6 years and our owners have decided that they would now like to sell. This afternoon Robyn and I attended the property and have placed the home up for auction on the 15th July. It is a three bedroom, one bathroom home on an 810sqm development site and we believe it will go like a rocket.

I was at our Rockingham Office this morning and when I was driving back to Cockburn Office I rang Annemaree and thanked her so much for what she and all the staff have done for us down there. It feels so good, they’re doing so well and the future down there is most exciting.

We’ve had some excellent results in our Cockburn office this week in both sales and rentals and I left the office the other night at about 9:15pm and there were still three people working back. Bit of a difference from 12 months ago when everyone was out the door at about 3 o’clock in the afternoon.

 

We’ll catch you again next week after another big week in Real Estate.

 

Miguel De Freitas, Rod Ryan and the team at De Freitas & Ryan.