Viewing by month: February 2009
There are many times in life where through no fault of our own, we find ourselves as the bearer of bad news relating to an incident with which we had nothing to do. However often in this situation that small detail is overlooked and we find ourselves being punished for a scenario out of our control. This shoot the messenger syndrome can be particularly prevalent in the world of real estate; increasingly this is so lately as the...Read complete post
As I am sure many of you are doing, I am keeping an avid eye on the real estate market, both at home and internationally. It’s kind of hard not to when we are being bombarded with conflicting reports from the papers about how dire or how well the industry and those in it are coping. But despite the turbulence in our own market, I have to say that generally Australia’s real estate bubble hasn’t yet burst. One of the major...Read complete post
Something that struck me as I sat down to write today’s blog (other than several members of my staff) was just how much technology has been embraced by, and has changed, the real estate industry. Take blogging for example, and now that I too am a blogger I feel I can speak with at least some level of understanding! Even a couple of years ago, this way of communicating was nowhere near as accepted and relied upon as it is now. Read complete post
Did you know that on average an Australian will change their career ten times? TEN TIMES! I found that figure quite staggering I have to admit, and I wondered if I was just old school and dedicated for sticking out my role in real estate for the best part of my life, or if I’m just not trendy enough to be part of that ten career...Read complete post
For Christmas, I was given a book on how to feng shui your home. I was thinking about the odd nature of this gift as I drove my V8 to work this morning. It’s odd because most people who know me don’t really think of me as a new age kind of guy. Also odd because did you know its actually pronounced fung shway? Who would have thought.
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Surfing the net last night, I stopped to do a bit of shopping at my favourite online wine store, and as I finished up the transaction I started to think about how many of us now shop online. In particular, what still amazes me about online shopping is the types of things we’re prepared to purchase without actually having any physical interaction with the product beforehand. And that got me thinking about buying real estate. I started...Read complete post
As I type this, my second blog, I wonder how many people are in a similar position to myself, not in regards to the blog of course, but still trying to work out not only where the majority of last year and the first month and a half of this year went, but also how on earth things in the real estate game changed so dramatically, so quickly. Read complete post
Welcome to my first ever blog from Century 21 Solutions and no doubt it will be an exciting journey particularly when we look back at where we all started and where we have got to...THE PROCESS. I certainly hope you enjoy the content. Sales Results - Are They Dependant On The Market ?? Very often you here of great results happening in the 'good times' and as we know the real estate market like most sectors...
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CENTURY 21 Joseph Tan Real Estate recently attended the CENTURY 21 Australia Annual Awards to celebrate and recognise achievements in 2008.
The Annual Awards were held on Valentines Day (14th February) at the Harbours Edge in Darling Harbour. There was great food, great entertainment, and great company to be had on the night.
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So here we are well into 2009, and here I am starting my CENTURY 21 blog. Sadly I am commencing with discussion of tragic circumstances, as I think every Australian’s thoughts are currently either on, or not far from, the bushfire crisis and the victims of what is being called Australia’s worst natural disaster. The immediate and significant support for these people from the Australian public has been overwhelming and shows the...Read complete post