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

Property Blog – Week 603

21/02/2020

It’s been another big week in Real Estate

By Miguel De Freitas & Rod Ryan

We’ve had a really mixed week this week with some serious disappointment and some seriously good things happening within the company. One of those disappointments was with a commercial property that we sold actually burnt down causing a lot of stress for all parties. Not nice but it’s one of those things.

We’ve also picked up quite a few new commercial and residential management business which is just reward for all the hard work our wonderful people do. Nothing beats new business via recommendation. It’s really very satisfying. 

Our strata division is really going “great guns” with our two “guns” in Michael and Rebecca doing well. We took a hit some months ago when we lost some key strata staff members however we have not only recovered but advanced thanks to team Michael and Rebecca.

Sir Milton Coombe has a big smile on his face at Rockingham as he has been making some excellent sales. Well done mate as we know how difficult it was at times last year and no you’ve turned it all around. Our Rockingham office is really going places thanks to Adele and all concerned in Rockingham.

Luke and Kayleigh are going from strength to strength at Wanneroo as is Trav and Dalena at Perth. Cockburn office is just so busy and commercial continues to build.

We’ve really got nothing to complain about. We’ll catch you again next week after another big week in Real Estate.

Oh! Rod just said, he could do with some rain at Beverley but other than that all is well.

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

Property Blog – Week 602

14/02/2020

It’s been another big week in Real Estate

By Miguel De Freitas & Rod Ryan

Sure has been another big week in Real Estate. Our new super hero ”The Statue Of Navid” finished in the Top 20 for the whole state of W.A according to the REIWA stats for the month of January, well done mate, now we need to get you into to 10.

Well done to the mighty crew at Rockingham. We took on some properties from a very disgruntled client who has had a bad experience with another company and he has been thrilled with what Casey and Jenaya have achieved for him. “They saved me $3,000” He told me yesterday and he is recommending them everywhere he can. “They’ve also cleaned up all the mess from the other agent in less than two weeks so I am absolutely wrapt” – Well done ladies and it is good to be on the good side of the ledger where we now receive “pats on the back” as against criticism.

We stole Alana from our Commercial division and have now given her the opportunity to shine in our busy Residential Property Management division. She joins the very talented Melissa, Claudia, Alesya, Vicki, Marisa, Melita and Marcia in what I believe is the best Property Management Team in Perth.

Full of compliments today aren’t I but it is good to have real estate on the up in our town again.

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 601

07/02/2020

It’s been another big week in Real Estate

By Miguel De Freitas & Rod Ryan

You little beauty. Well it was the Navid Heshmati show in January with double figures being achieved in an amazing sales performance but look out Nav, because our new “Rookie” Tamara has already hit the scoreboard for this month while you are all bogged down with paper work. Final inspections, building inspections, pest inspections and finance approvals. Maybe time for a personal assistant hey, busy boy Nav.

Now February is shaping up to be a very busy month for us in all sections of our business. I was at Rockingham office yesterday and Sir Milton Coombe listed three adjoining blocks of land for sale plus a home in Warnbro. Lee-Anne listed two new rental properties, Jenaya listed one and “smoking” Jo-Anne has already leased four homes for the month. Casey had her beautiful 9-year-old daughter Olivia in the office and she’s a star just like her mum. Olivia helped us with a lot of files etc. What an amazing kid.

We have free dress day at Cockburn office today to raise money for our charities so that makes for an enjoyable start to the day as the girls put on a beautiful morning tea as well.

Time to go, lots to do, 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 and Ryan

Property Blog – Week 600

31/01/2020

It’s been another big week in Real Estate

By Miguel De Freitas & Rod Ryan

I see it but I can’t believe it. 600, yes 600 blogs have been written over the past 12 years or so by us boys and girls at De Freitas & Ryan. I can’t quite remember the first one but I will probably look it up if I get time today and have a bit of a chuckle.

We have sorted out all the problems of the world in our blogs over the years and amazingly so have built up quite a following. One former member of staff (who we hope to get back on board on day) emails me every second week or so to let me know what he thinks of our blogs and yes it is all a bit of fun.

This week, even though a short week has been super busy. I caught up with Miguel, Travis and Luke at our Pert office early today and they have all had wonderful months as well. Let’s hope we can back it up in February our (Portugese) short month of the year.

Navid is off up to Wanneroo to have some training with Luke later today. After doing seven sales in January he is learning fast and has a huge future in this business.

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 599

24/01/20

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 by the way our latest Hollywood Debutant  “A Star Is Born” Navid Heshmati just continues to sell house after house after house. Well done mate and you deserve to do well after all the hard work and great work you do.

There’s a few others in the company staring at the moment and it is great to see our industry getting some “clear air” for a change. They talk about the drought in Eastern Australia well we’ve had our own drought of sorts here in the property industry for some five years now.

Every now and then our friends at 6PR call us up and invite us to functions and this week Miguel and I were invited along to Friends Restaurant for a bit of a fellowship. They really are a great group of people with the only sad bit for me being that due to health reason I can only drink ice water and sink my teeth into a T-bone celery stick. Anyway still an enjoyable event and I’m already looking forward to the next one.

Miguel has had some amazing meetings this week with some really “big time” property people who have been referred to “little” De Freitas & Ryan Commercial to see if we can accommodate them.  Really exciting stuff so we’ll see how that all develops.

Have a great long weekend everybody 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 and Ryan

Property Blog – Week 598

17/01/2020

It’s been another big week in Real Estate

By Miguel De Freitas & Rod Ryan

Boy oh boy what a start to the year. Obviously it isn’t just De Freitas & Ryan that have hit the ground running as all our friends in the Real Estate industry are experiencing the same positive start to the new decade. Young Navid has only been in our sales division for some six months after transferring from our property management division, however he’s already had five sales so far this month and he’s still got a lot “left in the tank” until the end of the month.

Lukey boy at Wanneroo is really firing as is Trav and James at Perth and we must not forget Rockingham who are doing two deals today. Commercial office is unusually busy at this time of the year, so it’s all go at De Freitas & Ryan.

Well done Navid!

I just realised it is the 17th today which means I’ve only got nine more months to the 17-10-2020 when it will be “50 Years” since I started in Real Estate at Stockdale and Leggo in Carlisle St St.Kilda, Melbourne. Yes, I’m still enjoying it and hopefully 2020 will be one of the most enjoyable years I’ve experienced in this wonderful industry. 

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 597

10/01/20

It’s been another big week in Real Estate

By Miguel De Freitas & Rod Ryan

It certainly appears that it is going to be another big year in Real Estate judging by what has taken place in our company during December and the early part of the new year. In simple terms the “sentiment” of people has changed and instead of “holding back” people are now prepared to get on with things when it comes to buying, selling and leasing real estate.

We had thirty people at an open for inspection at a rental property in South Lake on Wednesday afternoon and the signs are, we are in for a very, very busy year. Sales wise too, we are busy and we can say in all seriousness that after some five years of doing it tough our sales reps are feeling more confident than ever.

One of our favourite former employees Kelly Berger from our Rockingham office moved back to NSW following her husband’s transfer with the navy. Kelly and her family found themselves right in the middle of the horrendous fires over there and we are all so pleased that she was able to avoid this disaster.  The “pics” she sent through are amazing and we certainly pass onto all concerned our best wishes.

We have a lot going on in all offices and now that Luke & Kayleigh have returned from their big trip to the “U.S of A” they are certainly going to take some big steps forward in the land of Wanneroo.

All the best to all our regular blog followers and thank you for your continued support and interest in our company.

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 596

It’s been another big week in Real Estate

By Miguel De Freitas & Rod Ryan

20 December 2019

Well, it really has been another big week in Real Estate with a number of sales transactions surprisingly bobbing up and making life difficult for our admin people just prior to Christmas.
We had one of those Secret Santa’s in the Cockburn Office this morning and that all turned out pretty well and the staff from our Cockburn Office would like to wish everybody out there a very Merry Christmas and a safe Christmas as well.

Merry Christmas everyone, from De Freitas & Ryan Cockburn


I am currently down at the Rockingham Office, at the moment things are going pretty well, again very, very busy with the lead up to Christmas and we’ve also had some very busy reports from our Perth Office, Commercial Office and also the Wanneroo Office.

Everybody out there, keep safe during the Christmas-break and we’ll see you back, all systems go on the 6th of January 2020 – how about that.

Property Blog – Week 595

It’s been another big week in Real Estate

By Miguel De Freitas & Rod Ryan

We had some very special news this week (08-12-2019) with the arrival of Olive Mae De Freitas, weighing in at 3.23kg and hitting the tape at 50 centimeters. Mother Samantha, father Miguel and big brother Miguel Junior are all doing well and can’t wait to get the little princess home. Congratulations Mig and Sam, you’re brilliant.

Wonderful guys

Now back on the work side of things we are surprisingly doing pretty well being this close to Christmas, particularly when you consider that half our staff have bolted to all parts of Australia and the world and won’t be seen back year until mid January. It is a special time of the year and to those of us that are here working very hard let’s maybe slow things down a little so we can enjoy being part of the De Freitas and Ryan pre-Christmas.

That’s it, got to go, presents to buy, houses to sell 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 and Ryan

Property Blog – Week 594

06/12/19

It’s been another big week in Real Estate

By Miguel De Freitas & Rod Ryan

Well it certainly has been another big week in Real Estate with all our staff extremely busy and trying to tie up all the loose ends, as well as selling, listing and renting right up to Christmas.

Mig and I attended a Christmas function with Red F.M Radio through the week at Friends Restaurant and I must say what a fabulous venue it was. Well done to Danni and the crew, you were wonderful hosts.

There is a lot of talk around at the moment that things in our industry are on the improve and I’d have to say I am in agreement. Our residential rentals have definitely picked up and our residential sales side of things is also getting busy for the first time in quite a while. The listings are coming in the door and people are being more realistic about their pricing as the general sentiment seems to be that people have accepted the market as the “New Norm” and simply want to get on with business and life. Yes, people don’t seem to be holding on any more and are just keen to get on with it.

Our office is full off gift baskets and goodwill at this time of the year and it is wonderful being part of it all.

“It’s Looking Good”

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