Our First Month - Sept 2018

In our first month of trading we managed to list 11 new properties plus 9 existing properties that we carried across

Date:

11-Oct-2018

Category:

Ecology

Author:

Matthew De Maid

Our First Month - Sept 2018

In our first month of trading we managed to list 11 new properties plus 9 existing properties that we carried across

What a crazy time it was!

We launched Ecology on the 1st of September 2018 after what we thought was 'extensive' planning in advance... boy oh boy, did we still have some moving parts to finalise once the business had actually started trading. Now, don't get me wrong - we'd arranged a lot before we started; lots of artwork, designs, registrations and subscriptions which made things much smoother... but the little things that presented themselves when we actually started listing and selling were an ongoing challenge, a challenge that I feel we lifted ourselves to and managed well - I can't thank my partner Rhiannon enough for her help with all of my crazy ideas.

In our first month of trading we managed to list 11 new properties plus 9 existing properties that we carried across from our previous employment at Belle Property Toowoomba; that's a fair bit of paperwork and marketing to arrange! Sales were limited to just two new contracts - our first of which was cancelled after the buyer had a change of heart (haha welcome to business I thought!). October has already started much more positive now that we're in the rhythm of things with three new sales negotiated by the 10th day of the month, as I write this post - including a new deal on the one that fell through last month :-)

We're feeling very confident and extremely proud of what we've achieved in our first month of business and we feel super thankful after receiving so much positive feedback around the branding, advertising, photography & the feel of the brand in general from our clients, other agents & the general public - dreaming it all up (mostly on Canva) in the home office and seeing it all come to life has been amazing... it still weirds me out a little though!

Onwards and upwards now! I'm trying very hard to list and sell as much as possible while planning for our next steps; some of which include finding a suitable commercial space for our office, finding a office manager & admin support team member and opening our doors to potential (must be fitting) sales staff. Exciting times ahead.

- Matt