Weekly Blog by Miguel De Freitas & Rod Ryan

Property Blog – Week 510

8th December 2018

As our lovely Trust Account Manager Marcia just remarked “this year has nearly gone Boss, how fast has it gone!” “I guess that’s what happens when we’re all so busy.”

I’d certainly have to agree and as my dear 92 year old mum would say, “Life is like a toilet roll son, the closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.” Well enough about all that and let’s see what’s been happening in the world of Real Estate this week.

Surprisingly all offices are reporting strong activity and enquiry even though we are at the beginning of the “Silly Season”.

Some excellent results still coming through and well done to everyone for remaining focused at this time. Migi & Robbo are the most popular people in the company at the moment as the line at their office doors continues to grow with staff holding up signs saying “Crayfish Wanted”. They have been doing well again this year so they are not only top performers in the Real Estate business but top performers out on the ocean.

Lukey boy from her Wanneroo office has the gig on the radio tomorrow morning so he’ll be up all night tonight rehearsing his lines. Old Mr Smooth Travis was on last week and I’m surprised 6PR hasn’t approached him to be a permanent broadcaster. He is really very good and unlike us sticks to the truth, good luck tomorrow Luke and wow all those English residents north of the river.

Now we’ve had a few Christmas shots taken in the last few days so I’ll try and see if we can’t get at least a couple of them up so you can see how handsome we all are.


Anyway time to go, we’ll catch you next week which will be our last Blog for 2017 – Can you believe that!

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

Property Blog – Week 509



1st December 2018


How’s that. Its Summer time here in the beautiful West of Australia and that means we’re busy, busy, busy in the real estate “caper”. Aside from a few weeks in December and January, It is an extremely busy time for us particularly in property management in the later part of January. Any way we’ll catch our breath over the Christmas break and then roar into 2018.

Well done to all our offices on a big November which was a much improved result after a sluggish October. Our commercial boys and girls have also been extremely busy and the results in that area have been quite outstanding.

Sir Milton Coombe is off to his native New Zealand for a few days over the Christmas period but the boys and girls down at Rockingham have been trying to talk him into going to Bali so that they may be able to get an extended break from him. His new Personal Assistant Vanessa is already struggling to keep up with this very, very busy Kiwi.

Luke had a compliance visit from the department yesterday and passed with flying colours – well done Luke but we all know it was wife Kayleigh that would have made sure everything was as it should be. Well done with what you are doing up there and keep up the good work.

We have a new member of staff at our Rockingham office who has taken on the Assistant role with our “super star” Property Manager Zirkea Krige. Adele is already “on song” according to Zirkea and we couldn’t be happier with the way things are going at Rockingham. After a complete “re build” this year we are excited with what 2018 will bring forward after all the hard work this year. We are building our business every month and with Milton “killing it” with the sales, it is most exciting.

Last Saturday Rod and I Auctioned a property in Mandurah that was listed by our young Rockingham cadet Harley Murphy and it was sold under the hammer for $215,000. He’s doing really well is our Harley and Nicole is to be congratulated for all the expert guidance she has been giving him.


Time to go 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 and Ryan

Property Blog – Week 508


Friday 24th November 2017


Two Auctions on tomorrow so that should finish off what has been another big week in Real Estate here at De Freitas and Ryan. We all seem to be busy and the results are coming through, but all reports this week are that we haven’t broken any records this month.

Christmas is just around the corner and to be honest we are all looking forward to a bit of a break.

Now after ten years in business we have collected a lot of files and company records and storage then becomes a problem. That is of course until big Trav at our Perth office goes and opens up his new office in one huge building complete with its own warehouse. Thanks Trav. Rod and I will be up there in the next couple of weeks stacking the shelves with many archived boxes of files. Don’t forget to send us an invoice for storage Trav as this will be of great assistant to us.


Outside broadcast with 6PR last Saturday


Last Saturday Rod and I ventured out to Rose Hill Waters Estate in South Guildford for an outside broadcast with 6PR’s real estate program. Harvey Deegan was at his best along with Damian Collins, vice president of REIWA and it was a really great experience. It’s a fabulous estate and the developer Peter Bourke should be really proud of what he has put forward.

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 and Ryan



Property Blog – Week 507


Friday 17th November 2017


It certainly has been another big week in real estate with happy John bringing down the hammer at our Auction in Kardinya last Saturday at $538,000. Well done John, well done Miguel, another Auction success for the mighty De Freitas and Ryan.

The girls and boys at our Rockingham office are continuing to push forward in their quest to become the area’s leading agents. We’ve got some great people on board down there and the future is looking extremely bright.

Luke and kayleigh’s new Property Manager at our Wanneroo office has begun very strongly and has already helped our property management team reach another milestone in our number of properties under management. It has been a lot of hard work over the past 18 months, however we are all thrilled with where our office is now positioned in the market place.

Sir Milton Coombe has been approached by the Labour Party to take over in one of their parliamentary seats, however sadly he’s had to decline due to the fact he’s just found out that he is a dual citizen with his actual knighthood being bestowed on him in his native New Zealand. Sir Milton has been feeling a little “sheepish” about the whole saga, however he has decided to continue on with his real estate career and concentrate on office politics instead of federal politics.

Big Trav up in our Perth office has had a call up from the Perth wildcats to re-join the fold but again he’s told them he’s too busy selling property, so they’ll have to look elsewhere for another big point guard.

We are all off to the beautiful Lorenza’s Christmas party this afternoon and Rod (the non-drinker) Ryan will be our company skipper to make sure everybody behaves themselves and gets home safe. Lorenza’s company LDL Settlement Services is of great assistance to our sales team and we are all looking forward to showing our appreciation today.

No Auctions tomorrow, however next Saturday we have two, one in South Lake and one in Mandurah, so Rod has already started polishing the bell and oiling up the gavel.


We will catch you next week after another big week in real estate.




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


Property Blog – Week 506

Weekly Blog by Miguel De Freitas and Rod Ryan



Friday 10th November 2017


Interesting response from our monthly newsletter which to be honest we were in two minds about distributing because we weren’t keen to be seen as being political, however in the end we did what we felt right about and it appears we haven’t upset anyone.

Now we’ve got an Auction on tomorrow at 1 o’clock at 49 Petterson Avenue in Kardinya. There has been some solid interest, so hopefully we’ll be able to bring the hammer down and have another Auction success for our clients. Rod’s been in Bali this week so he should be all relaxed and ready to say sold instead of “transport” as he would have undoubtedly heard a few times over the past week.

We’re all excited as we’ve secured our seats at the new stadium so that was definitely a case of kicking goals this week. On the subject of kicking goals, our Robyn has sold two this week, one in Mount Pleasant and another one in Munster, Dave has also sold two and happy John says he’ll sell Kardinya tomorrow. Hey Rod, what about staying away again next week.

Our commercial office has been firing this week as well with some fantastic big leases being done by our boys and girls.

Rockingham, Perth and Wanneroo are all happy and at Cockburn we said goodbye to Iain Mack  Johnston, who has left here after three wonderful years as a Property Manager. Iain is a great guy with a wonderful family and he will be sadly missed.

Time to go. 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 and Ryan

Property Blog – Week 505

By Miguel De Freitas and Rod Ryan


Friday 3rd November


Yes it has been another big week in Real Estate and it could have been an even bigger week if we had sold our two Auctions last Saturday, but sadly we fell a bit short. Never mind they are great properties and our commercial boys and girls will get the job done.

Now happy John and Rod’s race to 100 kilo’s is really starting to gain momentum with Rod tearing up the local pool while happy John is out buying a new wardrobe. Between the two of them they have lost about a Melbourne Cup jockey with happy John in front by a short half head.

Well done to our wonderful Property Management teams both residential and commercial for what was a record month in October. As for our sales side of things, come on boys and girls lift your game. Anyway it’s all a bit of fun at the end of the day but we must seriously congratulate Sir Milton Coombe at our Rockingham office for an outstanding sales performance in October.

There is a lot going on in our young company at the moment. We are adding new staff to assist with a growing business and we are really going for it at the moment. A lot of new business is coming in the door and we’re keen to service it.

Have to go. Lot’s 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 and Ryan

Property Blog – Week 504


Friday 27th October 2017


It certainly has been another big week in real estate here at De Freitas and Ryan, a week in which we welcomed Phil Cook to our exciting South Lake office sales team and also another    “English Rose” by the name of Kim Stapleton (who hails originally from Liverpool in England) who has joined our team at Wanneroo.

It’s been great having Marcia back from leave and a special thanks to Anne-Marie from our Rockingham office for looking after all of Marcia’s trust work while she was sunning herself in Bali.

We have two rather serious Auctions on tomorrow the first one being in Mell Road Spearwood at 12.00 noon followed up by another large development site at 2pm in Rockingham Road Hamilton hill. No worries boys we’ll “bowl them” both over.

There’s a lot of excitement around our office at the moment as we not only have more buyers coming onto the scene but we are picking up some excellent new listings across the board.

“Captain Cook” has hit the ground running and picked up a new residential listing at 6 Berrigan drive South lake while Robyn has listed a ripper in Munster.

We won’t talk about what Milton is doing at Rockingham because his head is starting to get a little too big as it is, and a lot of our other reps are doing some really excellent work as well.

Big Trav was in the office this morning telling us how wonderful his Wildcats are. He was also a little bit sad because one of his best property managers at his Perth office has sadly been poached by another agent. She’ll be back, as you wouldn’t get better people to be working with than the crew at our Perth office.

We just had news from one of our Property Management staff that during an inspection on one of our properties we currently have for lease, they were shocked to find the owner of the house passed out, on the floor surrounded by drug paraphernalia.

The joys of property management, however I get the job of making the call to this particular client to cease our involvement with his property. Property management is a wonderful job and our wonderful staff are extremely good at what they do, however we do have to ensure that we display a duty of care in ensuring they are protected from all different types of bad behaviour.

On a brighter note, Migi has promised us all that he will have plenty of crayfish for us at this year’s Christmas party and I can’t wait.

We will catch you next week in another big week in Real Estate.


Miguel De Freitas, Rod Ryan and all the staff at De Freitas and Ryan

Property Blog – Week 503


Friday 20th October 2017


What a fun day we had last Saturday. Up early drove to Busselton and then a few K’s into Jindong where I met the family of the property we were selling. Sir Milton Coombe had done all the good work with Auction flags up, Pointer signs out all over the district and just before 12 midday he was handing out brochures to the fifty or so people in attendance.

Well the 166 acre property started with a bid of $800,000 and after some 21 more bids, the hammer came down at $ 1,020,000. Everyone was happy and I drove home to Fremantle feeling quite chuffed.

            Rod and Milton in action

Now on the subject of Sir Milton Coombe, he is doing wonders down at our Rockingham office. He is hoping for double figures this month and the way he is going he might just get there.

Now Migi is back from leave and getting me organised for two big commercial Auctions next Saturday so that is all very exciting.

I’m off up to Wanneroo office this afternoon to go over a few things with our new Sales Representative Phil Cook and catch up with Luke and Kayleigh, so we’ll catch you again next week after another big week in Real Estate.



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


Property Blog – Week 502

Friday 13th October 2017


As always it’s been another big week in Real Estate with the highlight this week being my first visit to our new Perth office.

Our General Manager Sue Totterdell and I dropped into the office yesterday to check out all things Perth office and gee we were impressed. Forget about our new stadium being Perth’s new landmark, our new Perth office on the corner of Carr and Charles street West Perth leaves it for dead. The signage is outstanding, the location brilliant and the proud owners Travis and Dalena Lindstrom are thrilled to bits. Trav and “biggest man” in the world Mike are even putting a basketball hoop in the adjoining warehouse. It’s just fantastic.

Congratulations Trav and Dalena

Well done to all the fabulous staff who have not only all contributed to the move but are now being rewarded by being part of one of Perth’s leading Real Estate companies

Now another big thing that happened for us here at De Freitas and Ryan this week was the opening of the new office of Radio 6PR. The “Big Brass” from McQuarrie Broadcasting over East asked myself and Miguel to speak at the official opening, However we decided to give our new premier  Mark Mc Gowan the honour. He seems like a good “bloke” and he spoke very well at the opening. Well done to 6PR and all concerned and thanks again for the invite.


Well done Mr Premier

Now I’m off to Busselton in the morning to conduct an Auction of a 165 acre rural property down there. I’m taking the “Italian” with me so that should keep me on track and Milton and I are looking forward to a great result on behalf of our clients. Our Rockingham office is on the lookout for a new cadet to join our expanding team down there. Great opportunity for a young person to learn the business from the ground up and work with a wonderful group of people.

Now today is pretty full on for me so I better get on with it and catch you next week after another big week in Real Estate.

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Miguel De Freitas, Rod Ryan and the staff at De Freitas and Ryan.

Property Blog – Week 501


Friday 6th October 2017


It certainly has been another big week working in real estate, with lots going on but this week is a little bit innovative for us because this is the first week we have done a video recording and posted it to our Facebook pages – De Freitas & Ryan Cockburn. What you will see is myself accompanied by Miguel De Freitas & Luke Holmes from our Wanneroo office who happened to be down this way across in our commercial office, so the three of us decided to all join in the party and do the blog.

Last week I was fortunate enough to go to the AFL grand final, but was also interesting is that we were able to do a live cross back to WA. Listeners on radio 6PR and the feedback from that has been rather interesting and I was very thankful to have that opportunity to do that.

As far as the real estate side of things is concerned we have about 6 Auctions ahead of us in the next few weeks. We’re busy with the rentals, this is across all our offices. And yes we’ve got a lot on our plate at the present time. We’re also on the lookout for a new person at our Wanneroo office, a great opportunity for someone to come in on the ground floor. We’re looking for a young motivated cadet to come in and take the real estate industry by storm. We’re also in a situation in our Cockburn office where we are looking for a new property manager due to the growth we’ve had in that side of the business. So if there is anyone out there that is keen an enthusiastic we’d be happy to talk to them.


I think that’s about it for this week but again if you head over to our Facebook Page – De Freitas & Ryan Cockburn, give our page a like and watch our blog.


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