Property Blog – Week 9

By Rod Ryan

Things have started to slow down a bit at De Freitas & Ryan and our staff have been distracted with the Christmas party season that is upon us.

However sales are still being made and we’ve been pleasantly surprised with some excellent activity at Port Kennedy this week. Our commercial leasing is particularly strong and it’s quite unusual to be so busy in that area so close to Christmas.

We’ve all been busy catching up with clients, sending out Christmas cards etc. And generally keeping busy with all the December distractions.

Our two new sales reps have started with us today and Brendan has already “opened the batting” with his first listing in Dianella. No, it’s not his mum’s house but it does belong to a friend of his and I believe it’s an absolute ripper and is on the market for $439,000.

I picked up our De Freitas & Ryan balloons this morning, all ready for Sunday nights Carols in the Park. So if you see these blue and white round things with “keys” on them floating through the sky you know who’s to blame.

We’ve picked up some new management’s this week and we’ve even been approached by some of our competitors who would like us to take over some of their properties. I’m looking forward to my home opens this weekend to see if I can improve on my 0 out of 4 from last week and try to sell a few more before Christmas.

Here’s our Sam and Nuno getting ready for our big Carols in the Park on Sunday night. Sam’s modelling the Docker’s jumper we are raffling with proceeds going to the Princess Margret Hospital Foundation. Nuno isn’t going scuba diving, these are helium tanks for blowing up all the balloons.

As you can gather this time of the year for us, isn’t all about selling and leasing property, but it’s also a time for us to give a bit back to the community and to show our appreciation to our clients.

Remember to be at the Carols in the Park this Sunday evening at Lakelands Senior High School and I’ll catch you next week after what’s sure to be another “Big Week In Real Estate” .

Rod Ryan