Weekly Blog by Miguel De Freitas & Rod Ryan

Property Blog – Week 521

16th March 2018

It is all systems go here as we all get ready for the start of the footy season with the assistance of all our friends from radio 6PR at their function at the new stadium last night. We were actually at the Camfield Pub just across from the “Cray Pot” as “Millsy” (from the breakfast show) referred to it as last night and what a great night it was. Rod had a word to Basil Zempilas and gave him a few “tips” on how to conduct himself on his new “gig” at Weekend Sunrise on Channel Seven (how embarrassing) particularly when Rod had red wine spilt all down the front of his white shirt. This was quite hilarious as “Rod the old drunk” is a non drinker.









Rod hiding his red wine shirt behind the pillar at the Camfield.

“Big Trav” is on the radio this Saturday, all the boys and girls are doing well and the highlight this week was a “big fat” $1.3 Million dollar sale.

Lots of new business coming in the door including a new auction at 5 Bradbury Road, Hamilton Hill. Our first auction for the year and it will be a beauty.

Must go, lots to do, 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 520

10th March 2018

It was such a big week in Real Estate that we forgot to do our blog. However we have prevailed and are doing it now.

Now let’s see what has been going on in this wonderful company of ours.

For starters, well done to all our representatives on their continued sales and leasing performances which continue to build our business. We have some exceptionally talented people here at De Freitas and Ryan and they are doing some wonderful Real Estate.

Congratulations to Julie Kibell on her appointment as head of Commercial Property Management at out commercial office and equally congratulations to Shuchi Khera on her appointment as head of Residential Property Management at out Cockburn Office. Both wonderful ladies who are exceptional at what they do and we look forward to their further input and guidance in taking their respective portfolios to the top.

Just listened to Luke & Kayleigh Holmes on the weekly 6PR Radio show talking property. Well done you were fantastic. Big Trav will say you weren’t as good as him but don’t take too much notice of Trav as he will be home still crying over the Perth Wildcats loss last night. Get your shorts and silky top back on Trav and get out there and show them how it’s done.

We’re off to list a property for sale in Cockburn, so we better close now and we’ll 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 519

2nd March 2018

We had our board meeting at our huge Perth Office on Wednesday this week and the board room table is so large that it presents a huge problem for Rod as his hearing these days is not the best. Anyway I am sure he was thrilled to see the figures from all our offices for the month of February which can only be best described as excellent. Well done De Freitas & Ryan you are building a great business.

Now our commercial boys and girls have done it again this past month of February with outstanding results yet again. Well done to our strata division which just seems to be growing each and every month.

We have made some major structure changes within our commercial office and our Cockburn office with two new internal promotions. Firstly with commercial we have appointed Julie Kibell to the position of head of commercial property management. A major reason for the success of our commercial division has been the on going excellence of that department of which Julie has been an integral part. Now that the the department has grown we need to ensure that the high standards of excellence achieved is maintained by ensuring that all our team members are supported and guided by Julie as our department head. Yes you could say our Jules is one of our Jewel’s.

Our residential property management department at our Cockburn Office has had its ups and downs over the past few years as a result of a severe downturn in the market and some poor staff selection. Under the guidance of Shuchi Khera and other members of our property management team we have now restructured our department and recruited exceptionally well. As part of our restructuring we have appointed Shuchi as head of property management to oversee the whole department and ensure that it runs like clockwork. We can already see the benefits of the restructure and we are excited by what we see is an incredibly bright future for our residential property management portfolio.

It’s a long weekend this weekend (I think its got something to do with the footy season about to start) However our sales team is all excited about opening up some excellent new listings that have just come on board.

Have a great weekend everyone 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 518

23rd February 2018


What a big week it’s been in Real Estate. Well done to Dave, Trav, James, Phil, Luke, Gary, Wajee, Rob, Colin and Miguel this week with some excellent sales taking place. Yes Sir Milton Coombe where are you old son – you better get two next week to catch up.

Now our lovely Alesya wrote off her car this week in a really scary accident, so how lucky are we that we didn’t lose her. Our Property Managers work really hard and they do a great job but Hey Guys we need to be careful.

We were delighted to receive referrals from two former members of staff this week and it makes you feel good that even after some staff have moved on, they acknowledge what a good job our dedicated team do and are happy to refer business to us.

Young Harley has been doing a great job down at our Rockingham Office and has rewarded himself with a nice shiny new car. Well done Mate you’re a Star.

Rod’s on the Radio 6PR tomorrow alone with his mate the President of The Real Estate Institute Hayden Groves of Detheridge Groves Real Estate. Should be great radio as both these guys love their work. Listen in – should be fun.

As we write this it appears that John Hamilton is about to join the sales list this week as he has just received an excellent offer in a property.

We must go as we have a lot going on and I mean a lot going on.

We’ll 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 517

16th February 2018


Well I don’t know what happened to that week as time just seems to be flying by so fast these days. We’ve all had a brilliant week with a lot of our hard work over the years starting to pay off. Some of our results coming through have been excellent and well deserved by all dedicated reps.

Our Residential and Commercial Leasing divisions have had a lot to smile about over recent times and this side of our business just continues to build. We’ve had a few approaches of late from people wanting us to purchase their business however whilst it probably is viable we really do feel it is better for us to concentrate on building our own.

Great to hear from Rod Searle this morning with another referral to our company (This time a residential rental from home in Rockingham) and our wonderful property managers at our Rockingham Office have already got straight on to it. We are building a brilliant office down there and increasing our market share now quite rapidly. A number of agents have sold their rent rolls and there appears to be a lot of instability in Rockingham so hopefully we can take advantage of all the opportunities that are starting to raise their heads.

Just had Luke on the phone from Wanneroo letting me know he’s just sold another one last night and Kayleigh his beautiful wife is just so busy building their rental portfolio that Luke has been kind enough to let her have the day off on Sunday. Well done all concerned at Wanneroo.

Now our Cockburn office is all excited with our restructuring and we have two new property managers coming on board next week. Our business continues to grow and our sales team Phil, Dave, Gary and John (sounds like the Beatles) are really harmonising well together and prepared for a huge 2018.

Congratulations Madhu and Wajee.

We had a little party on Thursday at our “Hollywood” Commercial office to celebrate two weddings. Madhu is marrying her beloved Tom and Wajee his long time sweetheart Lauren. Congratulations to you both and best wishes from us all.

Time to go, Migi is on the radio tomorrow so we have to sit down with him and rehearse his lines (only joking). 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 516

9th February 2018


February is proving to be a very very busy month for our organisation with some excellent results coming through. Congratulations to our new sales person at Rockingham, Vanessa Hadad who has made her first sale in what we believe will be the first of many many more.

Well done to Sir Milton Coombe for all the wonderful guidance he has shown to Vanessa as she is certainly learning from the best in the business.

We have been receiving some excellent feedback in relation to our initiative with 6PR local legends with Oly Petterson. We can feel the effect of this initiative already with Perth People having turned the switch from negative to positive and following on from the huge positive effect of the new stadium.

We have a couple of marriages about to take place in our company so congratulations to Madhu and Wajee. Exciting times for both of them and we wish them all the best for each for their special days.

Times have certainly changed here in Australia, what ever happened to John and Mary or Peter and Sue, but today we have Madhu and Wajee?

Our Residential Sales team has been really making forward progress, however we have received a tremendous boost with the return of Gary Stacey to the company. A great guy and a wonderful performer, Gary has already hit the ground running.

One of our quiet achievers young Navid Heshmati turns 21 today so it will be cake all round to this very special birthday. Well done Navid, you are a credit to your family and a very fine young man.

Must go, lots to do 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 515

2nd February 2018


Well last week was another big week in Real Estate, so big in fact that because of Australia Day being the Friday, I forgot to do it. No need to be concerned however as this week has also been pretty big for us as well.

Now today is a very special day for our Sir Milton Coombe who turns 65 years old today. He’s a star our Milton and he’s enjoying life and business more than ever.

We’ve done some really good work this week right across all our offices. The highlight would have to be a super dooper big deal by big Trav with one of his big Petroleum Clients. – “Oils are Oils” in Trav’s case and congratulations on completing such a large and complex deal

January for us was an extremely busy month with rental properties for us and it is very satisfying to see our business continuing to grow. We are so fortunate to have such wonderful clients and wonderful staff that keep our business ticking over.

Now today at 4:15pm, Migi and I are off into 6PR radio station to announce out January local legend. We are extremely proud of this initiative to get our city moving forward so we are looking forward to this announcement. Just a pity those Perth Scorchers couldn’t do their bit last night however we should all be proud of their achievement this season.

Time to go as I’ve got two appointments prior heading off to 6PR so we’ll catch you again next week after another big week in Real Estate.

By the way, get better quick Sue and Ellie, we miss you already.


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

Property Blog – Week 514


19th January 2018


What a week. It all started with Mig and I launching our new initiative on Perth Live Radio 6PR with host Oly Petterson – Yes our new initiative is all about getting Perth moving again by applauding Perth people who are making a difference out there in the world of business. Yes no more pushing negative buttons people, only positive ones from now on and you watch this wonderful state fly.

In the studios with Oly

Very busy week again this week in all offices and as I’ll be discussing on the Real Estate program tomorrow, right across the board activity is so much stronger than this time last year. It looks like being an excellent year with a lot of pent up demand driving the market.

Now I have to rush as my wife Melita has a sore back and she needs me to assist her with two appraisals, 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 513

January 12th 2018


Yes, it certainly has been another big week in Real Estate with all guns firing. Sir Milton Coombe has returned from the land of the Kiwi and has hit the ground running with offers flying everywhere, His gone from counting sheep to counting deals and with his personal assistance Vanessa, we are headed for record months at Rockingham.

Lukey boy, up at our Wanneroo office is the same as he said in his words “We’ve jumped out of the blocks” and they are very busy up there. He also advises me that today they look like picking up 10 rental managements, so good luck with all that.

Travis at our Perth office is also very busy, as we are at the Commercial office and here at the Cockburn office. Phil and I listed 5 new properties for sale this week so it looks like we are in for a good month.  Some really good properties with nice owners that are keen to sell.

Residential rentals are very busy but that is always the case in January so we are prepared for that. Again, Melita has been picking up some excellent new business and that’s going well in that area also.

Monday is a big day for our company when Miguel and I will be launching our big new exciting initiative on 6PR with radio host Oly Peterson. Listen in between 3 and 6pm if you can, it will be good.

On that note, we’ll catch you next week for another big week in Real Estate.

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

Property Blog – Week 512

January 5th 2018


Well we all survived the Christmas Break with just a few stragglers making their way back to work via New Zealand, Bali and Streaky Bay. From all reports the “skin folds” are acceptable and everyone is raring to go. December had mixed results for us as you can expect, however January has started off extremely well.

Phil picked up a lovely new residential property for sale in Success yesterday and it appears John, Robyn and Dave have quite a few things “in the pipes” at our Cockburn office.

Trav and the team are about to install their new marketing signs in their fancy new office in Perth and Rockingham and Wanneroo are just getting things in order ready for what will be an exciting year.

Our commercial boys and girls are still boasting about their December efforts however it’s already a case of head down, bottoms up in our very very busy commercial department.
I’m trying to avoid all the chocolate and cake that is on the table, so we’ll catch you next week after another big week in real estate.

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