Weekly Blog by Miguel De Freitas & Rod Ryan

Property Blog – Week 531

25th May 2018

Well Prince Harry is now officially off the market but it doesn’t matter as we’ve been putting a lot of new property on the market. Well done boys and girls and yes all that hard work is paying off. Nothing really stands out too much in what has been just another very normal big week in Real Estate.

Migi and I went to a benchmarking dinner the other night sponsored by Macquarie Bank and gee it was a real eye opener. We both learnt a lot including that India will have a larger population than China in seven years time and that India’s population has a lot younger demographic due to China’s one child policy. Really interesting stuff.

Our commercial office has been leading the way this week with some wonderful leasing results and our man Dave is all smiles after selling his Raffles apartment prior to auction. Not appreciated Dave, I was really looking forward to “strutting my stuff” down there in a few weeks time however I must admit you’ve done a great job.

Migi and I are off to the opening of Summit Homes multimillion dollar new office on Leach Highway this afternoon and then on Sunday we’re off to the footy to see Fremantle knock off the Kangaroos. If it stops raining a bit maybe we will sell a few properties as well.

We’ll catch you again next week after another big week in Real Estate.

Miguel De Freitas, Rod Ryan and the team at De Freitas & Ryan.

Property Blog – Week 530

18th May 2018

Now Migi “the marvel” is winging his way to London as a last minute call up to walk his old friend Megan down the aisle at the Royal Wedding, leaving us all here to battle away in what can only be described as a “Battle Royal” market. We’re making sales and we’re leasing a lot of properties both residential and commercial but gee it’s hard work. A lot of our clients are being “squeezed” financially at the moment and we really have to allow a bit for them and support them during the bad times as well as the good.







Now talking about times being tough, Luke at our Wanneroo office has just informed me that he has just been appointed to auction three homes where the banks have now taken possession. Yes it is difficult times out there in the market place, however it does create opportunities for astute buyers to take advantage of the current market.

Sir Milton Coombe just called me from our Rockingham Office to advise that our auction of a 100 acre rural property in Busselton is all shaping up well and he also wanted to know if we needed to stay down there on the Friday night before the auction. I explained to Milton that I am a married man and declined his offer. In all seriousness ladies and gentleman this site is a beauty and you should call Milton direct on 0421 757 219 to get some more details.

Now thanks to our friends at 6PR we have scored some tickets to the big Eagles V Richmond game on Sunday. Pretty exciting and even though Migi will be really jet lagged following his London trip, it should be a great afternoon.

Lots to do, really must go as even though it is tough out there as you can see we’re still busy and having a lot of fun.

Go Freo, Go Eagles, Go Prince Harry and we’ll catch you again next week after another big week in Real Estate.

Miguel De Freitas, Rod Ryan and the Team at De Freitas & Ryan

Property Blog – Week 529

11th May 2018

Wow what a week. We seem to be “putting a lot of fires out” this week as you can probably see and smell in the air all around Perth at the moment but that’s nothing compared to what’s going on at our beloved Fremantle Football Club. Less said the better but watch this space.

Migi and I went to one of our commercial clients homes in beautiful Coogee last Friday afternoon to help them remove a large olive tree from their front garden. After a lot of work we were able to dig it out and replace it with a beautiful frangipani. Now listen to this. At 5:30am the next morning (courtesy of the owners hi tech surveillance cameras) some “bunny” wearing a hoody climbs up onto the elevated garden bed and steals the plant and runs off down the street. But that’s not all folks. To our clients surprise Mr Bunny then decided for whatever reason this is not a good thing to do, so at 8:30pm the frangipani is dumped back in the driveway of their home by the same hooded hero. We do live in a strange world these days don’t we?










We’ve had a few good sales this week, one in particular to our company plumbers or at least that was the “leak” from our commercial office. Phil Cook has just sold a beautiful home in Safety Bay and yes it’s been a good week all-round. Zirkea at Rockingham has reported a real “spike” in the number of homes they are leasing down there and the same applies at Cockburn.

Sir Milton Coombe is getting some good enquiries on his 100 acre farm we’re auctioning in a couple of weeks and Dave is looking forward to opening up his “plum” in the Raffles building. Luke at Wanneroo has two “bank auctions” coming up in a few weeks time, so yours truly is going to be a busy, busy boy.

We are all working extremely hard and extremely well, so we’ll catch you again next week after another big week in Real Estate.

Miguel De Freitas, Rod Ryan and the Team at De Freitas & Ryan

Property Blog – Week 528

4th May 2018

Another big week in real estate with some excellent results coming through as well as some funny little things going on amongst our fantastic staff. Our lovely receptionist at our Cockburn Office Jemma Cross (obviously a star wars fan) just informed me when I asked her what the date was today “May the fourth be with you” I thought that was really very funny.

I’ll tell you what was also really funny yesterday. After we had our meeting at Wanneroo office I noticed this funny looking helicopter thing in the staff room. Our young property manager Arjaha (pronounced Ar-sha) was sitting on the floor organising some filing when I asked Kayleigh what the helicopter was all about. Kayleigh then proudly told me it was our new company drone and that it has been really handy taking videos etc for our sales department. I asked Kayleigh if I could have a demo and the next thing this “helicopter” drone took off and the whole room from floor to ceiling was covered in Arjaha’s formerly nearly completed filing. Things have been a bit up in the air at the Wanneroo office but gee was this a classic.









Look closely in the centre of the pic and you’ll see Mr drone with the Arjaha and her filing on the floor.

Now things have been busy at our Cockburn office this month with David La Rosa (Rookie of the century) jumping out the blocks with four sales already up for May. He’s a star our David so we thought we’d get a pic of him with star wars fan Jemma both celebrating the fourth of May.










Now I’ve just got off the phone from big Trav and he’s doing the radio tomorrow with Harvey Deegan on 6PR and he’s telling me that they have had a great start to the month in Perth office as well. Come on Rockingham, come on Commercial lets really “Rock N Roll” this month.

We’ll catch you again next week after another big week in Real Estate. By the way the Dockers will beat the Tigers by 21 points.

Miguel De Freitas, Rod Ryan and the team at De Freitas & Ryan.

Property Blog – Week 527

27th April 2018

It certainly has been another big week in Real Estate with lots and lots going on in all our offices. Anzac day was a most special day as it is every year and how fortunate we all are to have such a proud heritage here in Australia.

Yes we shall always remember.

Our strata girls have been really excelling and growing their portfolio at a rapid rate. They are right on top of their job, all their clients love them and they are keen for more new business. The reason they are keen for new business is simply because with all the efficiencies and support staff they have designed and structured up, they are able to add more clients to their portfolio without lowering their level of service. Well done Leonie and Rebecca, you are both stars.

Now “Migi the Marvell” knocked on my door the other night around 7PM and said “Hey mate I’ve got a couple of crays for you” They were still very much alive and to say “The Italian” was quite frightened is quite an understatement. Melita however went about her business calmly (just as she does in B.D.M role at De Freitas and Ryan) and prepared them for what turned out to be a magnificent BBQ the following night. Well done Mig – Million dollar sales during the day and cray fisherman after work. Maybe the Portuguese are the super human race.

Well done to all our wonderful staff again this week. Some excellent work taking place. Very appreciative clients and all we need now is for “super woman” Sue to get well and we will be 10 out of 10.

Just helped Dave put up his new auction of an apartment in Raffles and boy is it any wonder we all love this job so much. What a brilliant property and what a fun auction it is going to be. Why not check it out on our website and you will see what I mean.

Must go, lots to do, have to work hard or we’ll all finish up in the P_ _ .

Catch you next week after another big week in Real Estate.

Miguel De Freitas, Rod Ryan and the team at De Freitas & Ryan.

Property blog – Week 526

20th April 2018

This week’s blog is coming to you from our Wanneroo Office where our business owners Luke & Kayleigh Holmes are doing a great job building their business. They have a great crew onboard helping them including Luke and Kayleigh’s daughter Mia who is on school holidays. We are yet to discuss pay scales with her but in all seriousness it won’t be too long before this exceptional 9 year old will be out there “strutting her stuff” in the wonderful world of Real Estate.










All hands on deck including Mia.

Our Wanneroo office really started off with a “bang” sales wise but we’ve been a bit quiet so far in April. As for rentals though it has been really steady. I’d have to say how impressed we are with the calibre of staff we have at Wanneroo. They are all “home grown” property managers who have been taught by Kayleigh Holmes who in our opinion is the best residential property manager in the state. Kayleigh is exceptional at what she does and her “clones” are doing just brilliantly.

Whilst things generally seem to be a bit “distracted” at the moment due to what in our opinion is all the “ugly finance stuff” coming out of the Royal Commission we have had some exceptional business taking place. Million dollar commercial sales, homes sold under the hammer at auction and requests for our company to take over large strata management in Fremantle.

Anzac Day is nearly upon us and thankful our fantastic staff will get to enjoy another well earned break.

We’ll catch you again next week after another big week in Real Estate.

Miguel De Freitas, Rod Ryan and the team at De Freitas & Ryan.

Property blog – Week 525

13th April 2018.

Certainly has been another big week in Real Estate with 6PR Saturday morning Real Estate program continuing to have a large impact on our business. We mentioned a low price property we had on the market in Mandurah and as a result we could have sold it ten times over at the home open a few hours later that Saturday.

We also talked about the banks changing attitude towards interest only lending and the effect it is having on our clients. As a result we have been busy giving direction to a number of our clients which has been most appreciated.

Things are really busy for us at the moment and with a number of key staff away with the “lurgy” it is really quite hectic. We are doing some fantastic work and continuing to build our business.

Now we have an auction on tomorrow at 5 Bradbury Road, Hamilton Hill and it is a “ripper” property. You can renovate it and build another home in the rear block (stca) and yes you could do really well here.

Got to go, really flat out, so we’ll catch you again next week after another big week in Real Estate.

Miguel De Freitas, Rod Ryan and the team at De Freitas & Ryan.

Property Blog – Week 524

6th April 2018

Well we enjoyed a wonderful Easter break even though it did interrupt our momentum which has been slowly building. Having said that it is very busy in all our offices and the signs are there that April may be a great month.

Now last Saturday I did my radio stint on 6PR from the 18th floor of Crown Towers. What a special place and what a wonderful view Melita and I had from our suite. We informed Harvey Deegan and Rob Druitt that we were there to celebrate Melita Ryan’s special birthday and what a wonderful time we had.








What a view of our wonderful city. Even better at night.

A special thanks to those former members of staff who keep in touch with our company via our blog and who continue to refer new business to us. It is wonderful that people recommend us, especially when they have actually worked here and know how hard we work on our client’s behalf. Again thank you and please keep in touch.

“Migi the Marvel” has just listed a magnificent site in South Fremantle, so if you get a chance go onto our website and have a look under Commercial properties for sale and enjoy the video. We are doing some amazing “stuff” in our company and are really starting to challenge our competitors.

A special thanks to Marcia (our wonderful trust manager) for all her assistance with our property management staff and particularly for passing on all her valuable knowledge. We are so, so fortunate to have so many “A” graders here at De Freitas & Ryan and they are the reason why our clients appreciate us so much.

Migi and I were on the radio yesterday afternoon on Oliver Peterson’s Perth Live program. We had some fun announcing our local legend for the month of March and we look forward to announcing next month’s winner in a few weeks time. 6PR is a major “partner” in our business and we feel that we are now, after some seven years of participation really starting to feel we “belong”. The feedback from clients is so positive and resultant business flow on most rewarding.

I could go on and on as there is so much going on here in this wonderful company but will sign off now and catch you again next week after another big week in Real Estate.

Miguel De Freitas, Rod Ryan and the team at De Freitas & Ryan.

Property Blog – Week 523

30th March 2018

Yes it’s been a short week and a big week in real estate here at De Freitas and Ryan with everyone looking forward to the Easter break. As you can see from the picture below our property manager Charlotte is especially looking forward to Easter following her surprise gift from one of her “Tradie men” (It sounds special when it’s said with her French accent). Yes our girls work extremely hard and they really appreciate being appreciated.










Our Charlotte just loves Easter time!

Now our young residential sales person David La Rosa got all excited the other day when he received equal second place for the ‘Rookie of the Month’ awards through REIWA. Dave received a free photo shoot as a gift from Crib Creative Photography and the “poor love” thought it was of himself, however of course it was for his next house listing.  He is a bit of a star our Dave and we see a big future for him at De Freitas & Ryan.

I just got off the phone from Robo at our Commercial office and when asked how he was going he replied “been a steady month but I just wrapped one up close to the million mark”, so that should pay for a couple of tanks of fuel in the “old V8”.

Rockingham office continues to build thanks to the efforts of our wonderful staff and the support of “Marvellous Marcia”. We are so proud of what our company is achieving in such a competitive market as Rockingham.

Well done to Luke at Wanneroo and Trav in Perth on excellent months. Thanks to Phil, Dave and Garry here at Cockburn, we could finish of the month in great style.

Really got to go, so we’ll catch you again next week after another big week in Real Estate.

Miguel De Freitas, Rod Ryan and the team at De Freitas & Ryan.

Property Blog – Week 522

23rd March 2018

It has been another big week in Real Estate with some very good results coming in. It is a lot of hard work and to be honest March has proven to be a tough month for us, but we’ve still been able to achieve some results.

Well done to Luke up at Wanneroo Office for his sales this week and well done Sir Milton Coombe for listing another rural property for auction. This time twelve kilometers inland from Busselton at 81 Jacka Road Boallia. The auction is scheduled for Saturday the 26th of May, so if you need a superb 100 acre playground let’s know. I must see if Jacka Road is named after the famous war hero and VC Recipient,  Albert Jacka, but that’s another story.









Navid – You’re a pretty lucky man

Morning tea at De Freitas & Ryan can be quite tasty (except for those people who have type 2 diabetes) and the choice of nibbles can be rather special. Anyway enjoy people and have a great weekend. I think I might have just spotted Gary Stacey putting some in his pocket to take home to his lovely daughter Tisha.

Melita has been listing a lot of new rental properties this month and Rockvegas office with our girls and boys really “firing” down there are doing extremely well. “Big Trav” up in Perth is having a busy month but after last weeks performance on the rodeo we are now calling him Travis “Static” Lindstrom. Migi and I are on the radio tomorrow morning in the studio at 6PR, so listen in and have a bit of a laugh. It’s all good fun but I can’t help it, I still get really nervous.

We have just added another new member to our Commercial team, a young 19 year old who will be working alongside “Migi the Marvel”. Young Felix has just been given the most wonderful opportunity and I’ve got a feeling this “kid” is going to be something special.

Well done to the Tigers last night and hopefully Freo can do the same this weekend. My smart alec brother in law over in Melbourne just rang me to say that he heard you can’t go swimming at the beach in Fremantle. I asked him why and he said cause don’t have any FLAGS.

We’ll catch you again next week after another big week in Real Estate.

Miguel De Freitas, Rod Ryan and the team at De Freitas & Ryan.