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

Property Blog Week – 550

5th October 2018

Well it certainly has been another big week in real estate and football with the mighty West Coast Eagles taking home the 2018 Premiership cup. Great effort, great result, great feel good grand final and great that Rod and I could be at the game.

We both enjoyed our time in Melbourne and were thrilled that “our team” back in Perth kept on keeping on with the business. September was a much improved month for us all around so rock on October.

Now we have just been out with Gary, David and Ricardo looking at some of our new listings so it appears that October will be a most pleasing month as well.

Rentals continuing to be busy and in simple terms we are all working hard and the next thing you know it will be Christmas.

Have a great 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 & Ryan.

Property Blog Week – 549

28th September 2018

It certainly has been another big week in real estate and of course we are all set for a really big weekend in football with the grand final taking place on Saturday. It’s interesting to note that Western Australian teams have featured in three of the last five grand finals.

A lot of our staff members are away in Melbourne for the football however reports are that those left behind are certainly “strutting” their stuff and bringing in some excellent figures.

Welcome back to Ricardo Bosito who has rejoined our company as a member of our extremely busy sales team and we are confident that Ric will do, as he did previously, extremely well for our company.

 

 

“Rod Ryan’s the one on the left”

 

Rod had the good fortune of meeting Nic Naitanui last night when nic was doing a segment for the front bar television football program outside the members section at the MCG on Thursday evening rod was taken by the fact that Nic is very much loved here in Melbourne and he is a huge ambassador for his football club and the whole of Western Australia.

Lots to do as the market really has shown excellent signs of recovery this September and we look forward to roaring “towards Christmas”.

We’ll catch you again after another big week in real estate.

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

Property Blog Week – 548

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 – 547

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 – 546

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 – 545

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.