Weekly Blog by Miguel De Freitas & Rod Ryan

Property Blog Week – 546

Friday 21st September 2018

Certainly has been another big week in Real Estate with some wonderful results coming through. It all started last Saturday with Candlebark Place in South Lake being sold under “The Hammer” for an outstanding price and then our first home open in Beaconsfield in Duffield Street went “Bang” as well with another outstanding sales result being recorded.

Rental properties had a great start to the week as well with a Beautiful home in Ord Street Fremantle being leased for $1000 per week. We have been leasing a lot of homes over the past two or three months but none at that level.

Well done to Rockingham and Wanneroo offices last week on what can only be described as return for effort. Very hard working, dedicated people who are really helping to build our business and our brand. Travis and Dalena at the Perth office are going from strength to strength as is our Commercial office and as for Cockburn office, congratulations everyone on what will finish up being our best month for some years.

Getting very excited about the footy as well, as being at the Grand Final next week with half our staff should be very exciting.

Now how proud are we of our Luke Holmes who absolutely cleaned up at the recent Jiu-Jitsu National Championships. We promise never to argue with you Luke as we don’t want to finish up on the floor.

Congratulations Luke

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 – 546

14 September 2018

What a week, what a really busy, busy week in Real Estate here at the coal face of Real Estate in Western Australia. A lot of sales activity, a lot of rural activity and even our strata girls have been “stratting” their stuff in Applecross with another large new strata coming on board.

We had our first go on the new weekend breakfast 6PR morning program with Carmen and Michael last Saturday morning and that was all good. Hopefully it becomes as good on the Real Estate program with Harvey Deegan and Rob Druitt which I’m sure it will.

Rod, Jenaya and I attended the opening of Shelford Constructions (Residential and Commercial builders) new company headquarters and boy oh boy what a state of the art multi storey, multimillion dollar masterpiece that is. Located in Dixon road Rockingham we even had a bloke called Mark McGowan front up and cut the ribbon. Congratulations to all concerned and what a big tick of confidence for the ever improving W.A economy.


Really have to go as it is crazy in here today. Rods got an auction at 12 noon at 23 Candlebark Place in South Lake tomorrow so we’ll see you there

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

Property Blog Week – 545

7th September 2018

Busy Busy Busy i’m pleased to report for the first week of Spring. We sold our auction in Golden Bay last Saturday for $370,000 and Gary Stacey has gone ballistic this week with three sales, one in Cannington, one in Willagee and one in South Lake. Great effort Gazza and the big man is set for double figures this month.

Now Miguel Junior has slept, eaten and drunk his way to seven weeks of age and his Dad and Mum Samantha couldn’t be more proud. He’s a great little boy and he just wanted to drop into our Commercial office to make sure his Dad was working hard.


We’ve been picking up a lot of new business right throughout the company and I really do believe were headed for some exciting times. I dont think its just because of Spring, i really do believe that W.A is starting to rumble again and you can just feel the pressure starting to build in the housing sector again. For example we are starting to get two or three applications on this one rental property and that is a pretty healthy sign and a lot different to what the market was like a year ago.

Rod had a big day on the radio on Bouncing Around with Peter Vlahos on 6PR last Saturday afternoon and he has been sitting in his office with his headphones in listening to the recording of the program all week. If you want to know how good he was on the radio just ask him and be prepared for a very long and positive reply. Rod’s back on the airwaves again tomorrow morning but I must say it is good for business.

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 – 544

31st August 2018

Well yes it has been another big week in Real Estate presided over by our new Prime Minister who assures us that he is going to look after all Australian which i take it includes Real Estate Agents. It certainly has become a strange world we now love in.

Now big Gazza had a Birthday cake in the office today and it was quite special as his Wife and Daughter were able to be here. Gary is a great guy and very highly regarded in our company and doing extremely well in his role as a Residential Sales person.

Brilliant month at Rockingham, brilliant month at Wanneroo, brilliant month at Perth, extremely good month at Commercial and Cockburn office, well lets just say there is room for improvement.

Congratulations to our David La Rosa for being 6th place in the state for Rookie of the Year. A great effort by a great young guy and watch him go as he continues to build going forward.

If you tune into 6PR radio on Saturday morning at 9AM you will hear our Rod Dyan talking property with Harvey Deegan on the Real Estate program. If you tune your radio back on at 5pm you’ll be hear Rod again on 6PR radio only this time he will be talking footy with Peter Vlahos, Brad Hardie and Peter Sumich. It should be worth listening to as Rod can be quite passionate about all things AFL.

Now young Dave has just walked in the office with a new residential listing and get a load of this. It is a Liquidation sale of a one bedroom two storey apartment on the beach in North Coogee. The owner paid $499,000 for the apartment in 2011 and has priced it to sell today at $290,000. If you are after a bargain or a great place to live or invest in just call our David La Rosa today on 9499 6000.

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

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

Property Blog – Week 544

24th August 2018

It’s been a really sad week in Real Estate as we lost one of our industries finest. Sadly George Correia from GLC Real Estate passed away earlier this week which has left us all stunned and saddened. He and his lovely wife Lisa have been highly regarded competitors of our company for many years and George is a huge loss. We will miss our old mate George and our chats out the front off the office, however it is wonderful to learn of Lisa being overwhelmed with support from many people in our industry who were most fond of the wonderful George Correia.

Sales wise were still quiet, except for Luke at the Wanneroo office who unbelievably sold four properties this week. A great effort in a difficult market and we had trouble getting his head through the door at our sales meeting on Wednesday morning.

No Auctions this Saturday so we can all go to the footy and see Freo smash the Pies. Maybe not but it is important to remain positive. Talking about being positive, how positive are we that Canberra is not a very nice place as they have “things” called politicians there. What a disgrace these people are (with a few exceptions) and no wonder we are all so sick and tired of listening to all the rubbish  and lies that come out of these unethical, selfish, human beings mouths.

Not a happy blog this week so we’ll catch you again next week after another big week in Real Estate.

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

Property Blog – Week 543

17th August 2018

It’s been another big week in Real Estate here at the mighty De Freitas & Ryan with everyone doing some really great work. Thursday morning Phil Cooke and I jumped in Phil’s big Four Wheel Drive and headed out to Beverley to list a rather wonderful property. Yes we discovered a beautiful luxury home on 64 acres of amazing hilltop land. Full of wildflowers, huge boulders and Kangaroos at Cannon Hill road in Westdale which is only about 50 minutes drive from Armadale. Wonderful property, wonderful location and you can have your own rural estate for $695,000.

David La Rosa and I were invited to a property information night at the ANZ bank in success and we both found it most informative. We made some new friends, learnt a lot and really appreciated the invitation from the fine people at ANZ Success branch.

I’ve got an auction to do tomorrow for Luke up at our Wanneroo office. The property we are auctioning is a four bedroom , two bathroom home at 31 Harbour Elbow in Banksia Grove and we think it is going to sell somewhere around the $300,000 mark. According to Luke it is a Beauty for First home buyers or Investors and being a Mortgagee situation you could do really well here. The Auction is at 12 noon so we’ll see you there.

Those girls down at Rockingham continue to excel and Miguel and I are thrilled with their efforts and continue to build a wonderful business. Well done to all the girls at South Lake office too or their efforts in looking after our clients. Big Trav and his wonderful Perth team continue to progress and our commercial guys and girls as usual keep on achieving some excellent figures.

Must go, as I have a bit to get through, so 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 542

10th August 2018

It’s been another big week in real estate with a couple of big fat sales keeping the home fires burning. Lukey boy up at Wanneroo has just “bowled” one over for in excess of one million dollars and “Migi the Marvel” on his return from maternity leave has even outdone that. We all seem to be busy one day and quiet the next week but when you consider the park across the road from our Rockingham office yesterday looked like an ice skating park in Europe you can understand that people are frozen in time.

Just received an invitation from my old mate Migi to his 40th birthday which is really nice but a bit scary. I first met Migi when I employed him as a sales representative in Fremantle, he was 23 years old and certainly a young man in a hurry. Today he is about to turn 40 and nothing’s changed except that he has a lovely wife, beautiful baby boy, a beard and a few more bob in his pocket. Well done mate, you’re a star and considering I’m 27 years older than you and turn 67 on the same day, I’d really appreciate it if you could arrange a comfortable chair, slippers, hearing aid, eye drops and a pillow for me for when I’m at the function.

Now our man Luke Holmes is in Melbourne this week representing his state in a Martial Arts competition. No matter how much Luke upsets us or carries on we are all too scared to upset him as we might find ourselves flat on our back. Go get em Lukey boy and do us all proud.

Big Trav is on the radio tomorrow, I’ve got two auctions, one in Balcatta and one in Wanneroo and the boys and girls are all busy with home opens.

Just got off the phone from the lovely Maddy at the Rockingham office and she informed me that the ice down there has started to melt. She also mentioned that the phones are ringing and that they are all pretty busy.

Really must go as I’ve got four appointments in the diary so we’ll catch you again next week after another big week in real estate and martial arts.

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

Property Blog – Week 541

3rd August 2018

We are all looking forward to next week as hopefully it will have been a bigger week in real estate than this week. I shouldn’t really say that as there has been some great efforts this week by our people as we have had to double up a lot of jobs because we have had a number of people on annual leave, maternity leave, sick leave and it’s too cold leave.

Wajee had a big birthday and to celebrate he did about three deals and has got a rather big smile on his face. Luke’s picked up another mortgagee auction in Wanneroo and there’s been quite a lot going on in all our offices as we finished off the month of July in reasonable style.

Rod had a big day out on Thursday when he went to see Kevin Sheedy and James Hird at the Hyatt courtesy of 6PR and he was rather chuffed to have Kevin Sheedy next to him at lunch. The sad part for Rod was that he wasn’t able to tell Kevin Sheedy that he played football for Hawthorn as Sheedy knew too much about the history of the VFL.

On the subject of football Rod’s all excited because he’s been invited into 6PR studios to talk football with Peter Vlahos at the end of August on the Saturday “bye” the week before finals start. Not only does Rod think that he rules the world of Real Estate but he also thinks that he would be doing a better job at running football than the AFL. I suppose it doesn’t hurt to have an ego in life. Should be interesting listening.








Couple of old tarts

We have a big auction on Saturday with Luke at our Wanneroo office so for further details contact Luke Holmes on 9306 1202.

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 540

27th July 2018

Well yes you could definitely say it’s been another big week in Real Estate with some very special events happening at De Freitas & Ryan.

First of all if you ever wondered if the world was big enough for two Miguel De Freitas’ we’re about to find out. Congratulations to Miguel and his beautiful wife Samantha on the birth of their first child a son by the name of Miguel De Freitas (Junior). We’re all thrilled for them and the “Little Fella” is all smiles and weighed in at 3.4 kilos. Absolutely fantastic.

Now we had a meeting with all our company’s residential property managers yesterday at the Perth office to gain first hand knowledge of all things methamphetamine. A company by the name of Kleen Slate represented by Lewis Harriman put on an amazing talk which we all found invaluable, all thirty five of us. It’s a scary world out there and we all need to know how to deal with all sorts of situations especially the dangerous ones.








De Freitas & Ryan Property Managers at Perth office meeting.

Our wonderful trust manager has returned from holidays and a big thank you to Jen from our Rockingham office for covering for her for the past three weeks. How lucky are we to have such fabulous people on our team at De Freitas & Ryan.

Sales are slow, rentals are hectic but next weekend will begin our string of auctions which should “spark” us along a bit.

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 539

20th July 2018

It certainly has been another big week in Real Estate with everyone working really hard. I think we’ve leased about 15 properties this week at Cockburn office and I know the other offices started off quiet with leasing this month but “The tap has been turned on” this last week with excellent results coming through. Sales are still quiet except for “Million dollar man” Luke at Wanneroo office but this months still got a bit left in the tank so we’ll see how we go.

We had a great meeting with Neil Davidson from MNG Survey informing us all about subdivisions and we see real benefits going forward for ourselves and our clients with all the knowledge and assistance gained from Neil. Whilst we have all been aware of the rules and regulations in the past Neil has now simplified things for us and our confidence levels in dealing with all things zoning,strata and subdivisions has increased right across the board. Neil’s number is 0419 907 386 and he’s a beauty.

Sir Milton Coombe has just paid us a visit from our Rockingham office and tells us he is writing up an offer on a property in Rockingham and is meeting the lady here at our office. If he keeps doing that we might have to start charging him rent which will help cover the cost of all the coffee he drinks.

“Katmandu” our newest employee at Perth office actually got the job at Perth after impressing us during his work experience time at our Wanneroo office under the guidance of Luke and Kayleigh Holmes. Well “Kat” rang me earlier today to tell me that he has a lady friend who wants to do work experience at our Rockingham office and who does he speak to to arrange that. I said for him to contact the wonderful Zirkea and she will organise it all for him. Maybe next week “Kat” will want to run our sales meetings and training sessions – I’ve got a feeling that Kat is going to be a very good Real Estate man.

I have quite a number of appointments today so we’ll catch you next week after another big week in Real Estate.

Miguel Defreitas, Rod Ryan and the team at Defreitas & Ryan.