Weekly Blog by Miguel De Freitas & Rod Ryan

Property Blog – Week 560

Property Blog – Week 560

By Miguel De Freitas & Rod Ryan

January 11, 2019

Well 2019 is here and in our first of the year we would like to wish you all a very happy and healthy 2019. We finished the year off well and we are all excited about what we can achieve in 2019. We have some brand new staff on board at our Rockingham office and we are looking forward to doing extremely well down there this year. So watch this space!

We have had a great start to the year and it is kind of nice having some of our own teams kids around the place earning some pocket money assisting around the office.



I have had meetings at Waneroo office and Cockburn office today and I’m so proud of the way they are trading. Big year this year, hey people! As for Perth office and Commercial office, they just keep on building and building. Great to have Sir Milton Coombes back from New Zealand and it is going to be a big year in both sales and rentals in “Rock Vegas” office this year.

Got to go as lots to do, including enjoying some of Laura’s wonderful birthday cake.

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

Property Blog – Week 559

14th December 2018


Boy oh boy, what a big week in Real Estate. Our commercial boys and girls are breaking records again, even though it is only a few days until Christmas and residentially speaking we are doing pretty dam well as well.


Yesterday Sir Milton Coombe, yours truly and super star photographer Kaz went to list a 120 acre farm at Beverly. It was amazing. The owners of the property were “blown away” by Kaz and his “supersonic” drone work and then he topped it off by doing the most amazing 3D walk-through through their beautiful hilltop homestead. No wonder we love what we do so much. It was a really special day.


Christmas parties everywhere at the moment and yes it is a great time of the year. Migi got his dates mixed up and didn’t realise our own party was on this week, so do you reckon he’s stressed out. Everybody is extremely busy at the moment in the lead up to Christmas but it’s also a lot of fun.


Our Rockingham office “copped it” a bit this month with a few sudden departures but that is the way it goes. Thanks to some amazing people “stepping up” things seem to be looking much brighter now for 2019 and beyond.


Off to do the radio now on 6PR, so well catch you next week after our final big week in Real Estate for 2018.


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

Property Blog – Week 558

7th December 2018

Well today’s date is a rather famous one, not so much because it is one of our lovely property manager’s birthdays but because it is seventy seven years since the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbour. My how things have changed when you think that just last night I was at a Japanese restaurant in Yagan Square here in the best city in the world, our very own Perth. The food certainly didn’t bomb out either. As a matter of fact it was a real “Pearler” of a meal. Yes I really should stick to my day job shouldn’t I?

Had some frustrations this week with our attempt at having our wonderful little Rockingham office connected to the NBN (No bloody network). What a disaster – when you call our office you can’t get through and tomorrow will be the third day of no phones. Well “poop” happens as they say so we’ll just get on with it.

And the winner is!!


Last Friday afternoon us boys (Mig & Rod) were present at the Shoe Bar in Yagan Square in the city to announce the winner of the “Local Legend” for 2018 courtesy of De Freitas & Ryanand Ollie Peterson of 6PR Perth Live Program. It was a fantastic event and we received a huge amount of support and air play from all the participants – the winner was “Caroline’s Angels” and they received a $5,000 advertising contract with the mighty 6PR.

We’ve got a really big Friday again this week so 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 557

30th November 2018

Things go a bit crazy at this time of the year as all things Christmas start to surround us. It is a great time of the year so long as you’re organised, so we have stressed to all of our wonderful employees that they still need to remain focussed so our clients also can enjoy Christmas.

Now back in January this year, De Freitas & Ryan were given the opportunity of sponsoring Perth’s Local Legends  as part of 6PR’s Perth live program hosted by Ollie Peterson on radio between 3 – 6pm weekdays. Well today is the big day to select the winner, so today we will be announcing the winner at a special live outside broadcast in the City of Perth. Should be a lot of fun, with the winner securing a $5,000 advertising contract on the mighty 6PR.

November for us finished up quite well with all offices reporting a busy month. Even Wanneroo did well which is a great effort with both Luke and Kayleigh away from the office for most of the month. They are doing so well up there in the northern suburbs and we are all so proud of them.

Roll on December, roll on Christmas and roll on 2019.

We are all geared up and ready to go.

Well 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 556

23rd November 2018

It certainly has been another big week in Real Estate with some really good things going on. Kayleigh and Luke have returned from their Asian holiday experience and were thrilled with the results the team achieved while they were away. Our Wanneroo office is a beauty and 2019 will see some big gains for us north of the river.

Rockingham has been very busy as well and with young Nicole now venturing into sales we are excited about the prospects of our market share moving up a few more points.

Vacancy rates at Cockburn office are the lowest they have been for years and all we need is a few more sales and I might be able to upgrade the Camry.

Mig, Rob and Colin are all busy in Commercial and big Trav at Perth is going from strength to strength. Looks like November will be a good month for the whole company so we can all relax a bit for Christmas.

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 555

16th November 2018

We’ll tell you how big of a week it was in real estate last week, it was that busy we forgot to do the blog which is only about the second time in 11 years that that has happened. Now these days when it is accepted that you must find someone to blame for everything, we looked around and the only one we could point our finger at was our receptionist (that would be “par” for the course). Only problem was that we didn’t have a receptionist as the previous lady left our company a little earlier than expected and our new receptionist Lilly only started on Monday. So how about that.

Now back to business. All I need to say is that it is good and that we are all working very hard with mixed success. Now sometimes in this business you get to do some really nice things with really nice people as was the case when we welcomed the opportunity to have lunch (literally down by the riverside) with a number of Perth’s “Movers and Shakers” at the Mandoon Estate Winery in Caversham in the Swan Valley.

No Gripes only Grapes


Typical, Miguel looks like he made a $1,500,000 deal whilst sipping on a glass of red wine while yours truly was entertaining the boys and girls with a few old real estate stories.

We’ll be back on 6PR on Saturday with Rob Druitt and the crew talking property and just remember it’s getting very close to Christmas.

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 – 554

2nd November 2018

Well well well. October fell flat on its face at the end of the month and just when we thought we were going to “blow the doors off” we stopped. So please Mr November can you please please reward us for all the hard work we’ve been doing.

Well hello Ladies.

Now we are raising money for charity at De Freitas & Ryan and as part of that our staff are throwing in a few dollars for “free dress” Friday. We might be a bit biased our boys, but you’d think we were running a modeling agency instead of a Real Estate agency with all these lovely ladies running around the place.

Miguel has just kicked a big multi million dollar goal to kick start November, so strap yourselves in everyone and enjoy the ride.

I’m on the radio in the morning so listen in and have a smile.

Absolutely “flat stick” today so 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 – 553

26th October 2018

Our super star Property Manager Charlotte (and i really do mean that) is now a fully fledged “Aussie” after obtaining her Australian citizenship.

Charlotte, originally from France has the most beautiful accent and is very much loved by all her fellow staff members and clients. Charlotte simply loves life and is a very hard worker and adores her family here in Australia and back home in France.

Melita, Charlotte and Delilah. Congratulations Charlotte.


Well Miguel is back from leave and has certainly hit the ground running with new listings flying everywhere. Rockingham is busy, Wanneroo is busy, Perth is busy in fact we’re all busy as we race towards Christmas.

I’m on the radio on Saturday morning so that should be a bit of fun. We are really busy in our rental department as well 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 – 552

19th October 2018

Well Rod Celebrated forty eight years in the real estate business last Wednesday which is not a bad effort for a Melburnian. He’s mentored me and a lot of other people over the journey and now he’s trying to get the Dockers on the right track. Good luck there old sun.

Now the phones have been a little quiet this week but we’ve been doing a lot of really good work. We’ve even had our accountant in and that all good thanks to the wonderful job our General Manager Sue does in the financial side of things.

We’ve been picking up quite a few new rental managements as a result of some of our competitors putting their fees up. We have had a wonderful month in all our offices in property management with demand for rental property definitely on the increase.

We’ve also had some very pleasing feedback from clients in regards to our in our property management divisions and this is why our business continues to grow. Thanks ladies and Gents you do a wonderful job.

Now being AFL trade week we tried as hard as we could to get a trade for Gary Stacey to the Gold Coast or Brisbane but even after we offered to throw in a million dollars for the next ten years we couldn’t get any interest. Only joking you’re a star and a great bloke and we can see another five sales again this month.

Time to go and were looking forward to our work function at the casino this weekend. We’ll catch you again next week after another big week in real estate.

Miguel De Freitas, Rod Ryan and that team at De Freitas and Ryan

Property Blog Week – 551

12th October 2018

Yes, it certainly has been another big week in real estate with very strong activity, especially in regards to residential rental properties with the girls at our Rockingham office heading for a record month and they are now in desperate need of more properties to lease. Similar situation with our Wanneroo office and as a matter of fact the vacancy rate across all of our offices is the lowest it’s been in years. Our landlords have been suffering for the past few years however it appears obvious now that “the wheel” has started to turn back in their favour.

We’ve also had a very busy time with the residential listings side of things with some excellent properties now available for the increasing number of enquiries we are receiving.

Commercially speaking, we have strong activity in that area as well, with a number of large leasing contracts being ratified this last week. Sales are down slightly however we’re not even half way through the month yet.

We have some key members of staff away at this time and it’s interesting to observe some of the newer additions for our business really stepping up and doing a great job in covering our people.

No football this weekend, no car racing this weekend, a little bit of horse racing and let’s hope we can have a lot of “horse trading” at our home opens this weekend resulting in large numbers of sales for our hard working reps.

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.