Property Blog – Week 2

By Rod Ryan

It’s Friday at 7:15am and I’m reflecting on the events of last week in what turned out to be “A Big Week In Real Estate“.

I received a telephone call at about 9:45 last night from our Bill McLarty to inform me that he had just got home from selling Lot 10 Hardey East Road in Wattle Grove (a residential block around the $220,000 mark) and that the owner of the subdivision was thrilled as this was the fourth block Bill had sold for him in the last week (’Well done Bill’).

On the subject of land our Travis Lindstrom is in the throes of selling a large commercial site in Cockburn Central. We’ll confirm the details next week once it’s all been finalised.

On Wednesday Miguel, Dalena and I decided it was time to play “dress ups” so off we went to Rosanne Dowland Design in Subiaco to organise our new company uniforms. I now know all about size 8’s and size 10’s and embroidery costs etc.

So after about an hour or so we placed our orders, so look out world you’ll soon be seeing these smart looking well dressed ladies and gentlemen about town in their new De Freitas & Ryan apparel. Talking of being well dressed, just so you don’t get the impression that the Real Estate Business is a bit glamorous. Yesterday here in fabulous “Freo” it was a beautiful sunny day of about 28 degrees. Our new 2008 calendars has just arrived so I checked the diary and said to our receptionist Sam that I was going to sneak home, put on the shorts, sunscreen and hat and started distributing our De Freitas & Ryan calendars around the Fremantle Business District. I bumped into a lot of people I knew, had a bit of a chat, but after some 2 _ hours I had distributed about 1500 calendars, so well done Rod!

In rounding off the week we submitted our advertising copy to the local newspaper and I was extremely proud to sign off on the copy which included an article advising that De Freitas & Ryan had had some 28 sales in 30 days.

As we support “the kids” at the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation from every sale or rental that our company transacts, Mrs Lesley Hooper the Foundation Development Manager will be all smiles when she receives our donation at the end of October.

Thanks for being part of our Company’s “It’s Been A Big Week In Real Estate” And we’ll catch you next week.

Rod Ryan