Our Eleventh Month - July 2019

it's funny how rapidly approaching the one full year in business mark has hit me in a way of reflection which has lead to planning for the next year

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15-Aug-2019

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Ecology

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Matthew De Maid

Our Eleventh Month - July 2019

it's funny how rapidly approaching the one full year in business mark has hit me in a way of reflection which has lead to planning for the next year

July 2019 has been & gone and while I'm a teeny bit sorry for taking a couple of weeks to put this blog post together - it's indirectly a good thing, because I've been well and truly occupied preparing for the upcoming Spring season and also taking some time to plan the year ahead - it's funny how rapidly approaching the one full year in business mark has hit me in a way of reflection which has lead to planning for the next year... a healthy thing for myself and our business.

Speaking generally, July in real estate can often be a little quirky if I'm to be absolutely honest - almost in a "calm before the storm" kind of way. It's often the month where people are organising their taxes, getting cosy in the cold weather and just playing a little bit of catch up in general - and anyone with a set plan for selling will generally want to wait until the weather warms up. For the brave sellers among the town; it's often a good time to be on the market because if supply is limited - it means buyers in the market have less to choose from, and less to choose from means less competition - which can often lead to a good sale result.

Talking numbers for Ecology in July - another three sold stickers were applied; within the suburbs of Mount Lofty & Glenvale; $400,000, $505,000 & $637,000. Five new listings were signed; within the suburbs of East Toowoomba, North Toowoomba, Rangeville, Kearneys Spring & Highfields... ranging from $390,000 to Mid $800,000's. One thing we did notice though is a steep increase in appraisal numbers compared to previous months, which is the early signs of a buoyant Spring season - some other agents I converse with frequently have mentioned the same.

I've now had two sessions with my new coach (that's Caroline & I in the photo) and that's already showing good promise; it'll be great for me to have some eyes and ears looking in at the business from an independent angle and keeping me accountable for the goals ahead. We all need a little help sometimes, business owners included. Caroline has helped some of the agents who I most respect in the industry and I look forward to working with her over the year ahead and beyond.

For the next blog; which will indicate the '12 months in business' mark - I'm going to share what's happened, what's not happened and some of the observations around the winnings and the learnings of starting a real estate business from scratch. It's been a full on year; I'm feeling that collectively we've had a really good go at it and I honestly look at what we've achieved as a team in twelve months and find it super humbling.

- Matt