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

Property Blog – Week 619

18/09/2020

It’s been another big week in Real Estate

By Miguel De Freitas & Rod Ryan

Boy have we been slack with our blog but boy have we been busy with work. Every agent you talk to is the same – Busy, Busy, Busy. We have also been busy establishing our new podcast “Talking Property” which has now completed three episodes. We are extremely proud of what we have achieved thanks to our partners and the Real Estate Institute.

Our offices are busy, we are doing some amazing Real Estate and we are enjoying ourselves immensely.

Have a great weekend everyone and we’ll catch you again next week after another big week in Real Estate.

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

Property Blog – Week 618

21/08/2020

It’s been another big week in Real Estate

By Miguel De Freitas & Rod Ryan

It certainly has been another big week in real estate and Podcasts. Now you might ask what all this business about Podcasts and what we are about to share with you is some really exciting stuff. Our company was fortunate enough to be involved with a Saturday morning 6PR radio program which ran very successfully for some fifteen years. That program was called “Talking Property” hosted by Harvey Deegan and it was extremely well supported by all in the world of real estate as well as REIWA. Now along with former REIWA President Rob Druitt and our own Rod Ryan, Harvey is again hosting Talking Property only this time it will be on our new podcast which we have secured the rights to along with the support of REIWA. We cannot wait to have interviews with some of the “movers and shakers” in our industry along with some very special people who will be of great interest to our listeners. We plan to be talking to and being listened to by people from all around the globe, so watch this space as we take our new initiative to all involved and interested in the world of property.

On the home front it continues to be busy particularly in Commercial where we have been doing some amazing figures. We have leased nearly all our residential properties however we have been fortunate to list eight new two storey Townhouses in Hamilton Hill and three new Townhouses in Spearwood, so they should “fly out the door”. All our offices are reporting higher than usual levels of inquiry and we have to say we are becoming more and more confused with the direction the real estate market is going in. All the signs of a property “boom” are there however we need to be cautious as the reality is, we are still under threat from Covid 19 and Clivey Boy Palmer.

Have a great weekend everyone and we’ll catch you again next week after another big week in Real Estate.

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

Property Blog – Week 617

14/08/2020

It’s been another big week in Real Estate

By Miguel De Freitas & Rod Ryan

It certainly has been another big week in real estate with lots of exciting things going on. We had Clivey Boy Palmer call up our Rockingham Office this week as he was looking to buy a beachfront home in Rockingham. Evidently, he is keen to live near his new best friend Mark McGowan. Sadly we had to inform him that Mark had got in a little ahead of him and with the backing of some of his constituents they had bought up all the available property in order to keep Clive out of the beautiful Rock Vegas. We did suggest that we had a property in the Kimberley that might suit him. That property is an old mine shaft full of snakes and crocodiles. Aren’t we horrible?

Now on the serious side of things we just picked up eight new town houses for lease in Hamilton Hill, a beautiful home in Applecross, two new rentals in Rockingham as well as some excellent residential and commercial sale results. Yes, we are busy and let’s just hope it continues.

We also can’t wait to tell you the whole story surrounding our new initiative “Talking Property Podcast” which is just about to hit the air waves thanks to the support of our various partners and REIWA. We love our industry and we love the thought of being in the privileged position of being able to share our knowledge and experiences and those of our fellow agents with the general public and listeners around the globe. We will keep you informed as our podcast progresses.

Have a great weekend everyone and we’ll catch you again next week after another big week in Real Estate.

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

Property Blog – Week 616

07/08/2020

It’s been another big week in Real Estate

By Miguel De Freitas & Rod Ryan

Been a particularly busy week this past week with some really good work resulting in some fine rewards. The sad part for us is watching what is happening to our brothers and sisters in Melbourne and hoping like hell that we are not headed in the same direction. All we can do at the moment is keep our heads down and focus on what we are doing and that is listing and selling Real Estate.

We continue to do some amazing things in our brilliant little company and over the next few weeks we should be able to put you in the picture.

Have a great weekend everyone and we’ll catch you again next week after another big week in Real Estate.

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

Property Blog – Week 615

31/07/2020

It’s been another big week in Real Estate

By Miguel De Freitas & Rod Ryan

Lots going on at De Freitas & Ryan at the moment with some exciting new initiatives taking place behind the scenes. We ‘slipped’ a little during the Covid 19 period (which I guess is understandable) but we are working hard to get back on top.

Our trust manager at our Cockburn office has just informed me that our end of month is shaping to be one of our best ever and that is thanks to our low vacancy rate and new business that has been coming in the door. We lost a management yesterday as a result of an owner being mislead by their tenant in relation to a maintenance issue. It was very satisfying to see (after reasoning) how well our property managers are performing on behalf of our clients. There are some very strange people out there who love to create drama and ill will as Bunnings discovered this past week when dealing with a member of the public.

Now Navid hasn’t changed careers but he has got four settlements taking place this week which means four De Freitas & Ryan gift baskets are on their way to welcome our new clients to our business – well done Navid and stop pinching the chocolates.

Just about to enter a weekly finance meeting to make sure we can ‘pay the bills’ so that is something to maybe look forward to and then at 2pm today myself and Melita are sneaking off to the footy to watch Carlton vs Hawthorn. I realised that night that when I get to see Carlton run out on the field it will be the third generation of the Silvagni family I’ve seen play for Carlton, Grandad Serge Silvagni, his son Sos (Son of Serge), Stephen Silvagni and now his son playing tonight. Age is a beautiful thing isn’t it?

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

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

Property Blog – Week 614

20/07/2020

It’s been another big week in Real Estate

By Miguel De Freitas & Rod Ryan

Well we all seem to be doing a great job here in WA in dealing with Covid 19 and I know all of us at De Freitas & Ryan have been doing their “bit” and trying to look after everyone while at the same time getting on with business.

We have had mixed results over the past month which I suppose is only natural however we are pleased to report that things definitely seem to be on the improve. Confidence has definitely been on the up with a lot of people entering the market and paying good money for property.

We have been fortunate to have gained the services of Geoff Beard who has joined our residential sales team at our Cockburn office. Geoff has been known to our company for many years with our association with local newspapers and he has certainly hit the ground running as he did in his playing days with the Mighty Bulldogs, South Fremantle.

The world of Real Estate here in Perth has certainly been busy with increased sales activity as a result of the government initiatives that have been introduced to stimulate the building sector of the economy. Well done also to the state government for their efforts in keeping us all safe

Very busy at the moment so we’ll catch you again next week after another big week in Real Estate.

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

Property Blog – Week 613

19/06/2020

It’s been another big week in Real Estate

By Miguel De Freitas & Rod Ryan

Away we go. Probably picked the wrong words there as really we can’t go anywhere. You could go to Broome I suppose as our politicians recommend, however what they fail to tell you was that the air fare return from Perth is about $1.2m and your bungalow 5km from cable beach is a thousand bucks a night. Anyway, Bali will open again one day and it will be a case of away we go then.

Back to business, and yes away we go as everyday gets more and more normal with our beloved world of Real Estate really starting to “fire up”. We are doing deals, bringing in new business, and have some exciting new initiatives on the horizon.

We welcome two new men to our residential property management team at our Cockburn Office and they have fitted in tremendously well. Our PM’s are doing a great job and we are really starting to climb again.

We had a call from the Victorian Labour Party this week inquiring if we have any prospective tenants for their Melbourne offices as it appears there is a lot of vacant office space available and parking is not a problem as they have lots of “Stackers” available as well.

Very busy at the moment so we’ll catch you again next week after another big week in Real Estate.

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

Property Blog – Week 612

09/06/2020

It’s been another big week in Real Estate

By Miguel De Freitas & Rod Ryan

I just noticed today that it has been a month since we did our last blog which I suppose is ok due to the fact that the Covid 19 period has been upon us resulting in things being a bit all over the place.

So how have we been travelling? Well for starters we haven’t been travelling anywhere but all jokes aside we are very happy to be in the position we are today as it certainly has been uncharted waters and very concerning and worrying times. We have all been working extremely hard with mixed results however I am thrilled to report that the workings of our company have never been better. We have utilized this Covid 19 period to “Clean up our act” and yes we are ready to fly again.

Thanks again to our wonderful and supportive staff who have been magnificent during this difficult time. We are starting to get busy again, we are starting to enjoy work again and we are starting to see good times ahead.

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

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

Property Blog – Week 611

08/05/2020

It’s been another big week in Real Estate

By Miguel De Freitas & Rod Ryan

It’s been another big week of survival in Real Estate thanks to our wonderful staff. Things definitely do feel like they’re improving, following the shock of this little thing called the Covid 19 Virus impacting on all of our lives. Hopefully some of our smart scientists or whoever they are can come up with some sort of a sledge hammer drug to wipe out little Mr Covid 19. Let’s just hope it’s sooner rather than later.

Nothing much to talk about really, other than we are still ‘turning the wheels’ and dealing with issues as they arise.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful Mother’s of the world on Sunday.

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

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

Property Blog – Week 610

01/05/2020

It’s been another big week in Real Estate

By Miguel De Freitas & Rod Ryan

MAY DAY, MAY DAY, MAY DAY. Yes well it is the first of May, and the whole world is crying out for help at the moment so why not have a bit of fun. Now talking about fun we haven’t been having much lately as things have gone a bit pear shaped due to the Covid 19 stuff. I have been slack and haven’t done a blog since the 3rd of April as I, like a lot of other people, have been in isolation. My wife has never been happier so that’s one of the benefits I suppose of Covid 19 – but guess what I’m back so I can start to keep you up to date with what is going on, or should I say what isn’t going on in the world of Real Estate.

Our staff have been absolutely brilliant during the current state of emergency and even though we all realise that there is still a long way to go, we are confident that we can now handle anything.

Four sales yesterday, one to Milton, one to Luke, one to Cristian, and one to Navid, so amazingly things are still ticking over.

Residential rentals are busy, commercial rentals are tough, but we’re doing a great job on behalf of our clients. I made up the bit about Milton having a sale, I was just trying to make him feel good, but the other three are all legit.

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

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