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

Property Blog – Week 593

22-11-2019

It’s been another big week in Real Estate

By Miguel De Freitas & Rod Ryan

A few of us have been in training for tonight’s Christmas Party of the year when we get to share a few laughs and stories with the beautiful Lorenza from LDL Settlements. Sir Milton Coombe has already “pulled the pin” as he is in the middle of wrapping up two deals, so he will be sorely missed but it is important that he make those “dollars” so he can afford to finish off his palace in Kiwi Land.

Miggi is on “baby watch” so he might also be a non-starter, so that just means more oysters for me. Now I have been missing a bit with my Blogs of late and it isn’t because I have been too busy at work, it is simply because I’ve been a bit slack. The interesting thing though is it is quite amazing how many calls I’ve had to see if I’m still alive and what’s happened to the weekly blog. I must say I was quite chuffed, so better keep going with all the highly important stuff that comes out of my biro.

Now have we been busy? The answer is some of us extremely and others not. Rockingham has been “nuts” which is fantastic, Commercial a little quiet, Cockburn, Perth & Wanneroo all busy so generally it’s been pretty good. Our new head of Property Management at Cockburn Office Melissa Young is doing a wonderful job and 2020 will certainly see some continued growth in that area.

Just had our weekly finance meeting so fortunately we have got enough “biscuits in a tin” to get us through to Christmas, so all is good. Catching up with some wonderful people in the next few days who are celebrating birthdays and amazingly so, my beautiful mum turned 94 yesterday. She’s a real star, still ticks me off and picks on my hair cut but I love her to bits and am so lucky to have her.

I’m getting off the track a bit so I better start preparing for my Auction in West Leederville that is on tomorrow at 11am 

Have a great weekend everyone 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 592

01-11-2019

It’s been another big week in Real Estate

By Miguel De Freitas & Rod Ryan

Well I reckon October 2019 was the quickest month ever and I can’t believe Christmas is now right on our door step. Been back to Melbourne (which I now call Crane City) for some family business, however been on the phone a lot of the time with lots going on at the mighty De Freitas & Ryan. Sales still down but rentals going extremely well, so no complaints really.

Well done to our ladies at Rockingham office for a record month in our rental department. They just continue to grow and grow and with Mandurah getting closer and closer it is really becoming an amazing little office.

Our Commercial office has picked up some wonderful new managements due to one of our former competitors retiring and recommending our services to his clients. We are really thrilled with being so highly recommended by other people within our industry. We have also experienced the same thing recently in our residential management, where agencies have closed or amalgamated with new business arriving on our doorstep as a result.

Some of my shares took a dive today so I better get out there and sell a few more properties.

Have a great weekend everyone 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 591

18-10-2019

It’s been another big week in Real Estate

By Miguel De Freitas & Rod Ryan

Some months ago our Commercial Office sold a couple of multi-million dollar properties, however as they were complex deals we certainly didn’t count our chickens before they hatched. Well hatched they have and well done to “Migi” and the boys and girls in our Commercial division as it certainly has resulted in us having another big week in Real Estate.

Now you can’t do big deals or for that matter any deals if you don’t know what you are doing. So that is why our training program is so well received by our members of staff who really appreciate the effort our company goes to, in order to have everyone at the top of their game. 


All those lollies will keep them sweet!

Heard on the radio that a number of Real Estate Agents were meeting with a few of our State Politicians to see what can be done about “kick starting” our housing market. Sadly our industry and Perth home owners have been hit pretty hard these past few years, so maybe, just maybe, something positive may come out of these discussions.

Some 40% of sales people have reportedly left our industry, so that is a real shame as a lot of these people were energetic, enthusiastic young people trying to make their way in the tough but exciting world of property. I do feel that things are “on the up” and as I said to “Migi” the other day, there is a lot more “smoke” but not a lot of “fire”

Have a great weekend everyone 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 590

PROPERTY BLOG – WEEK 590

11-10-2019

It’s been another big week in Real Estate

By Miguel De Freitas & Rod Ryan

Busy, Busy, Busy. Yes! it sure has been another big week in Real Estate with a lot going on in our company. Just had our Director meetings at our Perth office and yes we are in good shape with some exciting initiatives in the pipe line.

Navid is waving some contracts in my face and it appears he has just sold his new listing in Anglesey Drive Kardinya, which he only listed on Monday. Well done mate you are really starting to get good at this “caper”. Luke up at Wanneroo office has also just made Miguel’s day as he has just sold a block of land in a big new sub division in Bullsbrook that belongs to one of Mig’s clients that he referred to Luke to look after. These block are fantastic buying and Luke is about to do well with them.

Melita has just put two new ex-display homes up for rental and she is in love with both of them. She is worried to lease them but our boys and girls will do a great job of finding the best tenants.

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 589

04-10-2019

It’s been another big week in Real Estate

By Miguel De Freitas & Rod Ryan

Well how slack have we been. The old mighty Blog has had a little break while Melbourne town became the focus of our operations over the past few weeks. So your school reunions, two preliminary finals, one grand final, visits to the high country of Victoria, visits to the rural area of Shepparton in central Victoria, enjoying the Docklands, Victoria market and the Melbourne CBD, catching up with former colleague Clive at the casino – Yes it’s been a busy time. So how are we travelling back home there in Perth – Pretty dam well.

Well done to all our people for finishing off the month in grand style particularly when we had a few key people away. Things are tough in the world of Perth Real Estate, so it is very pleasing to still be achieving some excellent results.

Now that I am back on deck, I just need to try and remember my passwords so I can log into my computer and get some work done.

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 588

13-09-2019

It’s been another big week in Real Estate

By Miguel De Freitas & Rod Ryan

Well it must have been a big week in Real Estate last week because we were obviously that busy that we forgot to do our famous little blog. So here we go, so we’ll try and make amends this week even though it is the old Friday thirteenth.

Now our boy Lukey has been starring up at Wanneroo where he has just been appointed to act exclusively on behalf of a major corporation with the disposal of a number of their properties. They have obviously done their homework as Luke certainly is the man for the job. Meanwhile our Travis is biting down hard on nails as he waits ever so patiently for the builders and insurers to rebuild his Perth office following his visit in the middle of the night from a young lady and her vehicle at high speed. Look on the bright side Trav, maybe we can paint a big Christmas tree on the bordered up front of your office or if it takes longer than that a big bunny for Easter. I hope Trav doesn’t get to read this as he might not appreciate my humour.

Everything else seems to be going along quite well but we could definitely be busier on the sales front. We had to replace two Property Managers at our Cockburn office, however we have been extremely fortunate in that area with our “A” grade replacements. It was so lovely to hear from our beautiful Charlotte now living back in France and she even sent us a video of her beautiful French Abode.  We know she’ll be reading this so lots of love and a big hug from all of us at De Freitas & Ryan.  

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 587

30-08-2019

It’s been another big week in Real Estate

By Miguel De Freitas & Rod Ryan

We have some really “switched on” people within our organisation as I just had one of our staff ask me if I thought Fremantle would win this week. My response was that if Ross Lyon and the other members of the Fremantle coaching staff had listened to the mighty De Freitas and Ryan and played Sandilands at full forward and Walters and Ballantyne as crummers in the forward pockets, they would have been playing finals football every year. We then had to explain that there was a bye this week which didn’t seem to get through so it all got too hard and we just said “Go Freo”

Now talking about Freo, the word is that “Suma” will be coach and John Worsfold (BIG W) will be the director of coaching and that Freo membership will go to 100,000 and Dale Alcock will start giving away houses instead of building them.

Now as far as Real Estate is concerned I’m so depressed after listening to Peter Peard on the rumour file on news talk 6PR 882 saying that the Real Estate industry is in turmoil that I’m thinking of applying for the coaching job at Fremantle myself. It has been hard and it is getting tougher with all the challenges we now face from society and the disruptors but fortunately we’re still doing all right.

Some of our young guns attended the REIWA Awards Ball the other night and while they are a handsome bunch we never even got a “sausage” when it came to the business end of the night. Maybe next year hey guys. 

REIWA Awards Night 2019

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 586

23-08-2019

It’s been another big week in Real Estate

By Miguel De Freitas & Rod Ryan

 

 

This week’s blog coming to you from St John of God Hospital Murdoch. Following some panel beating done on my beautiful 67-year-old legs.

 

Hopefully I’ll be up and about pretty soon and able to start walking the streets again, putting annoying pamphlets in people’s letter boxes and informing everyone of how many houses the mighty De Freitas and Ryan have been selling. Even looks like I might have listed a home owned by one of the wonderful nurses, either that or it was just my imagination whilst under the influence of the anaesthetic.

 

Real Estate is the best job in the world, as even when in hospital everyone wants to know how the market is going and it’s all a bit of fun.  If you happen to be going past our Cockburn Office check out the new picture of “Migi” and I. I think you’ll see that the bloke on the right is far more handsome then the bloke with the beard on the left.

 

 

 

The Sales results this week haven’t been breaking any records, however we’ve been doing some excellent Real Estate work right across the board in all offices in both selling and leasing.Four of us attended a REIWA training session on Wednesday, and our trainer Jason was as excellent as the sandwiches at lunch! It was the most informative session on contracts and we all learnt quite a bit.

 

Well 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 585

16-08-2019

It’s been another big week in Real Estate

By Miguel De Freitas & Rod Ryan

 

Well it’s been along time since our sales people were as busy as they currently are and that has to be a good thing for everyone. More buyers about, more homes coming onto the market and more sales taking place. Rentals have picked up as well and I know Cockburn office in particular has had a very busy week.

 

We had our annual lunch with 6PR people and what a great time we had. Chatted with ‘Millsy” from breakfast program and “Karl Langdon” from Sports Tonight program. Great people with some wonderful stories and insights and we really enjoyed our time with them.

 

We’ve been playing around with our window display in Rockingham office and we believe it is going to give us a real boost. Things are going extremely well for us down there and after about 4 years it appears that we may have finally got it right (about time).

 

It’s particularly busy in here this afternoon so we will 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