Property Blog – Week 29

By Rod Ryan

Has it ever. Last week I mentioned that we had an Auction coming up in Reen Street, St. James on the following day and welcomed you all along but reminded you to not only bring your cheque book but your umbrella as well.

Well boy, did it rain. As a matter of fact, it rained that much at 2 o’clock just when the Auction started, that someone pointed to the road which had water flowing down it at a rapid rate and asked if we were actually selling a water front property.

4 bidders, 17 bids and 15 minutes later the home was sold for $390,000 under the hammer and both Buyer and Seller were thrilled with the result. Our Auction team continues to obtain outstanding results and if you are looking to obtain maximum price for your property, please give me a call and I’ll get ’the ball rolling’.

I’ve got that much to do today but the team keep on coming in with good news which is great.

Nuno has just rushed in saying we have received an email from an adjoining property owner of a property we let two months ago saying he wants to engage our company to let for him.

Brendan is faxing contracts back and forth to Geraldton and Joey is still whinging about the government’s decision to alter stamp duty rates as from the 1st July 2008. Joey says that Eric Ripper has cost him 4 sales this week with buyers understandably holding off till the 1st of July to cash in on the reduction in stamp duty. I didn’t realise that our Treasurer, Eric was actually a Collingwood supporter, so now his decision making is understandable.

Haven’t heard form Bill for a few days but he’ll be doing his usual thing. Eastern States associates have received finance approval on three of their sales this week and things are going along steady in that area.

I’ve just listed a ’showpiece’ in Bicton that I’m going to try to get on the Net today (if Corey hasn’t already sold it) and it looks like another busy weekend coming up.

Catch up with you next week after what is going to be ’Another Big Week In Real Estate’.

Rod Ryan