Archive for December, 2012

Happy Holiday Season

December 24, 2012 Leave a comment

On behalf of my team, I would like to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and hope that you have an enjoyable and safe festive season!

Happy Holiday Season

Categories: Uncategorized

Market Wrap

December 16, 2012 Leave a comment

I was quoted in the Sunday Age for the final Market Wrap of 2012, in a discussion on the health of the Melbourne property market as the year draws to a close.

As noted, real estate sales are more stable and the auction clearance rate is showing a sustained rate of improvement.

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Sunday Age_16 December 2012


Categories: Auctions, Media

Auction Action

December 16, 2012 Leave a comment

I was quoted in the Sunday Age yesterday, 16 December, for the ‘Auction Action’ report on the last big auction weekend for 2012.

Fletchers achieved a clearance rate of 89 per cent for the day, a pleasing result compared to the 57 percent recorded by the REIV.

Improvement in the market is evident when looking at the clearance rate for this year’s spring auction season, at 62 per cent, compared to 55 per cent last year.

Sunday Age_Auction Action_16 December 2012

Categories: Auctions, Media

2012 REIV Awards

December 13, 2012 Leave a comment

I was pleased to receive this letter of congratulations from the Minister for Consumer Affairs, the Honourable Michael O’Brien, last week.

TJH Letter from Consumer Affairs

Fletchers is Growing!

December 11, 2012 Leave a comment

Due to continued growth throughout our Melbourne offices Fletchers are looking for experienced property consultants and those wishing to enter the real estate market.

If you or someone you know is interested in furthering or starting their career in real estate with the back-to-back REIV Large Agency of the Year, please do not hesitate to send me a confidential message or give me a call!

TWR Recruitment Ad

The Age – 9 December 2012

December 10, 2012 Leave a comment

One of my auctions on the weekend, 3/903 Riversdale Road in Camberwell, was featured in The Age on the weekend. The sale was the first of four properties sold by my team and me…out of a possible four scheduled!

It certainly was a great day, despite the heat, and our vendors were thrilled with each individual result.

Overall, Fletchers had 19 auctions scheduled on Saturday, selling 13 on the day with a clearance rate of 68 per cent, above the industry average of 60 percent.

My team also secured the sale of 46 Bentley Street in Surrey Hills, which had been on the market for some time and was yet another good indicator that the market is picking up.

There are definitely good signs not only now but for 2013, with the recent interest rate decrease having a direct bearing on the entire vibe of the market – with most of the big banks coming to the party!

See Sunday’s article below (click for a bigger version).

The Age_9 December 2012

7 Langford Street, Surrey Hills

December 5, 2012 Leave a comment

I caught up with host Des Dowling on last night’s Melbourne Property TV (MPTV) episode, taking him on a tour of 7 Langford Street, Surrey Hills.

In a premier Surrey Hills location close to everything, this spacious five bedroom plus study family home features a great array of formal and informal living areas, granite kitchen, sunny deck, landscaped garden and swimming pool.

There is so much more on offer in this luxurious home, including a sizeable wine rack!

Here’s my appearance if you missed it (or want to watch again!):

The Weekly Review

December 3, 2012 Leave a comment

Look out for me in The Weekly Review this week – I’m appearing in an ad with my colleague, Jason Salan.

If you are looking to sell, or just wanted to have a chat about the market, please don’t hesitate to give us a call!

Tim Heavyside & Jason Salan