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

Property Blog – Week 609

03/04/2020

It’s been another big week in Real Estate

By Miguel De Freitas & Rod Ryan

Yes I guess you could say it has been another big week in Real Estate as we have all been battling our way through the current Covid 19 situation.

None of our sales people seem to be disappointed that they didn’t win last months sales prize of a fortnight on a cruise ship out of Fremantle. I suppose it is important that we keep a good sense of humour at such an unpleasant time in our lives.

Received a call from 6PR yesterday, and I have been invited onto their Saturday night sports program to talk footy. It’s all about the structure of football in Western Australia so that is a bit exciting. Right now there is a wonderful opportunity to completely restructure our football leagues here in the mighty WA, so it should make for interesting listening. We are on between 6-8pm on Saturday night on 6PR 882.

Obviously things are quiet in the world of Real Estate at the moment but I have to tell you how proud I am of the attitude of our wonderful staff who are completely on board the good ship De Freitas & Ryan.

We are starting to realise that if we hold our nerve and maintain a positive attitude we could come out of this situation extremely well.

We’ll call 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 608

27/03/2020

It’s been another big week in Real Estate

By Miguel De Freitas & Rod Ryan

Migi and I have had a bit of a reminisce today as we decided to use this current down time by getting rid of all our old sales and rental files that have gone past their use by date. Yes, way back to 2007 out they went, along with a lot of memories from the good old days. The only virus’s we had in those days was when one of our young sales guys decided to learn a bit about the human body and completely destroyed our network.

Rod, Miguel and Jared having a well earned rest.

Well we are certainly “up in the air” at the moment in regard to our company as we wait to find out where we stand with everything. Rest assured we will be doing everything possible to look after our people and that includes our wonderful staff, tenants, clients and supporters. This is really serious stuff and we are determined to conquer it.  

Yes, we are still leasing selling and listing property but realistically we are waiting for the curtain to come down on us with the words “Husta La Vista Baby”

Hopefully we’ll catch you again next week after another worrying week in Real Estate.

Miguel De Freitas, Rod Ryan and the Team at De Freitas and Ryan

Property Blog – Week 607

20/03/2020

It’s been another big week in Real Estate

By Miguel De Freitas & Rod Ryan

Goodness gracious me. Is it the Coronavirus or is it me? I’ve had a really quiet week this week which is really disappointing as I’m raring to go. The Real Estate market the last few months has been the best it has been for about four years and then all of a sudden “bang” it’s all over. Well it looks as if I just have to put my head down and work harder to get through what looks like being a difficult next 12 months.

Well done to REIWA who have “pulled the pin” and closed down leaving us members feel a little isolated. I am so disappointed that, that has happened and whilst I realise people smarter than me are scared I can’t help but feel that they have erred on this occasion. I thought the captain was supposed to be the last person off the ship – not the bloody first.

We have decided to stick by all our clients and staff and do our best to keep things as normal as possible. As I write this I have to tell you how proud I am of every member of our company for their support, attitude and effort on behalf of all our clients as well as our directors – at this very uncertain time in all our lives. No wonder we are such a special company.

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

Miguel De Freitas, Rod Ryan and the Team at De Freitas and Ryan

Property Blog – Week 606

13/03/2020

It’s been another big week in Real Estate

By Miguel De Freitas & Rod Ryan

It certainly has been a very concerning week in Real Estate with the world around us being turned upside down courtesy of the Coronavirus.

We haven’t done much at work this week in the form of results and it is a little scary when you stop and think about what is and what could happen to us all. We are all working very hard and focussing on looking after our clients and as my dear old dad would say “Keep doing the right things son and you’ll always come out on top”.

It was a pleasure to be at our Wanneroo office for their Thursday morning meeting and gee they’re doing well. Our Cockburn Office too is really going well particularly our new people who have fitted in with the team wonderfully well. I have had the job of sorting out a few difficult landlord/tenant issues this week, however the goodwill on all fronts has made my job a lot easier. We have some fantastic people associated with our company.

Our man “Navid” hasn’t sold a thing this week as he has been home in his sick bed. Get better mate and keep on selling.

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

Miguel De Freitas, Rod Ryan and the Team at De Freitas and Ryan

Property Blog – Week 605

06/03/2020

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 February finishing off really well. While the “Troops” and Miguel have been here listing, selling and renting I’ve been in Bali swimming, eating and relaxing. Yes, it is really sad over there at the moment with at least 70% down on numbers and a sad state of affairs (or viruses) for the local traders and people.

I got to the Bali airport, to catch my flight and the place was just about totally empty. Finally found my plane (there’s nothing Ruda than Garuda) and stepped inside only to find the keys on the dashboard inside the cockpit and some instructions on how to start her up along with some directions to Perth airport.

Well done to all concerned for our February results and a big welcome back to Madhu from maternity leave. Just heard that the Commercial boys have knocked off another big one so here we go again for March.

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 and Ryan

Property Blog – Week 604

28/02/2020

It’s been another big week in Real Estate

By Miguel De Freitas & Rod Ryan

Just been another big week in Real Estate, and I feel like we are all playing cow boys and indians as everywhere we go our clients are all wearing face masks. In all seriousness this “Coronavirus” is starting to have effect on a lot of our clients, particularly associated with the fishing and mining and travel industries here in WA.  

It’s all a bit scary, as none of us know what these uncharted waters will dish up to us however we will just get on with the job of working hard and doing our best for our clients.

Congratulations to Robert Ryan who successfully completed the “Rotto Swim” last week for the fifth time, and he even did it without a mask on.

February has pretty much come and gone, with mixed results for us however March is going to be a very interesting month with the Coronavirus situation creating concerns.

We’ll catch you again next week after we have gone out and bought a few new masks and hopefully we can have a another big week in Real Estate.

Miguel De Freitas, Rod Ryan and the Team at De Freitas and Ryan