Our Thirty-Third Month - May 2021

The forecast is that this year of business will be circa 70% up on last year

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25-Jun-2021

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Ecology

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Matthew De Maid

Our Thirty-Third Month - May 2021

The forecast is that this year of business will be circa 70% up on last year

May 2021 for us felt very much like a preparation type month; in more ways than one.

The arrival of our second child is planned for June 2021; and it’s my desire to spend around a month at home supporting Rhiannon with Orlo (our first born son) and the new little human, soaking up all those early moments. Adding to this and obviously affected by this plan, on a work front, we’re either frantically prepping our new listings to be online and hopefully sold before I go - or scheduling works while I’m away in preparation for when I return for my little ‘personal leave’ time.

We’ve been feeling a little more relaxed about the arrival of our second child; I feel that’s the normal type of feedback when chatting to people about their second child... experience brings a level of confidence I guess. When Orlo entered the world, our little business was only about three and a half months old and we’d just finished renovating the office, so that probably added some pressure too haha.

This year has been such a wild ride but an amazing journey; we’re on track to meet our stretch target - a target we only noted for fun when we made our actual target so early. Coincidentally, it’s a target I had a few years ago before starting this business - reaching that level with our little business creation, will be a big moment for me, for sure.

The forecast is that this year of business will be circa 70% up on last year - a huge effort from my team & I. Certainly helped along by the market conditions for sure, but never void of all challenges as listings have been a little harder to come by compared to less bullish markets. Can’t wait to share the final numbers for the year next month.

- Matt