• Loose lips sink ships.

    Loose lips sink ships.

    Yes, I’m still on holiday and loving it...sorry for the Monday mail but it’s proof I’m just taking some time to relax.

    As we head into school holidays this unusually quiet market is about to get even quieter. Hopeful buyers are joining an ever-growing waiting list and that means good things for sellers down the line.

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    Monday 8th Jul 2019

  • Greetings from Rome.

    Greetings from Rome.

    We promise to bring you some flavour with these newsletters so this week prego!
    At present, I am sitting in front of a glass of vino in Rome listening to an Italian waiter plead with an American tourist to not order a traditional bolognese with some pesto. For her it’s pesto and bolognese, for him it’s life or death. I love th... read more

    Friday 28th Jun 2019

  • Off market is the new black.

    Off market is the new black.

    Despite the rain the Mini-mos Marathon and Mosman Public School fair on Sunday was a huge success. Thank you to everyone that came along, especially all of the volunteers who contributed so much.
    Back to my day job…this week we have made three sales. In addition, today we helped clients secure a stunning premium home in Mosman off-... read more

    Friday 21st Jun 2019

  • OMG...Bono is so old.

    OMG...Bono is so old.

    Twenty years ago we were in drought and record low rainfall was putting pressure on our dams, the Coalition had just defied all of the polls and won the Federal election, and U2 were touring the country dazzling stadiums with their classic rock anthems. Oh…and stock levels across the north shore were at record lows. So low in fact that it too... read more

    Friday 14th Jun 2019

  • Kicking tyres is bad for your feet.

    Kicking tyres is bad for your feet.

    With interest rates hitting record lows this week and the election result now decided, I feel compelled to write an open letter to buyers who have been looking for too long (that means 6 months or more).
    Now that market conditions have noticeably improved we are seeing a new wave of buyers coming, so if you don’t focus on acting I f... read more

    Friday 7th Jun 2019

  • A bear, a bull and a cat go into a bar...

    A bear, a bull and a cat go into a bar...

    As this is the second instalment of this week’s newsletter I will keep it brief.

    The bears have finally gone into hibernation this winter but will they wake up and re-emerge this spring? For anyone wondering, a bear market is a metaphor for falling prices and pessimism (a bear swiping its paw downward), and a bull market is characterised ... read more

    Friday 31st May 2019

  • Serious climate change.

    Serious climate change.

    This week we’re breaking tradition to brighten up your Monday with an early edition of our newsletter, and report to you on how Super Saturday went.

    In a nutshell, the market has pulled more G’s than a fighter jet in the past week going from sluggish to white hot. The surprise election result, RBA rate cut messaging, APRA easing on ... read more

    Monday 27th May 2019

  • Too close for missiles, I'm switching to guns.

    Too close for missiles, I'm switching to guns.

    Last week I promised a close friend that I would write this week’s newsletter with a Top Gun reference as the headline…huge mistake. All week I have been trying to find a quote that ties in with ‘the week that was’ and it has just been making me anxious…
    As myself and the team busily prepare on the eve of o... read more

    Friday 24th May 2019

  • Elections get harder with age.

    Elections get harder with age.

    This newsletter starts with the announcement of a broken promise. Despite the urges of friends, colleagues and clients, I have maintained that I would never talk politics, but this week I have submitted to my conscience and will speak my mind.
    It has been my observation that often when middle aged men taste some form of success they devel... read more

    Friday 17th May 2019

  • No one plans extinction.

    No one plans extinction.

    For a lot of real estate agents there hasn’t been much to celebrate recently. Sales numbers are down, commissions have been falling, and marrying up willing buyer/willing seller ain’t easy. Gone are the days of sitting around with your feet on the desk flicking through the Robb Report just waiting for the phones to ring, (who would have though... read more

    Friday 10th May 2019

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