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

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