Our Backyard – Anglesea

Welcome to Anglesea.

In business and in life we have wins and losses, the wins are wonderful and should always be celebrated. The losses are a different story and when dealing in real estate there are so many emotions attached because it’s related to a home.  The old saying ‘home is where the heart is’ applies to the majority of us and then there are the investors which are purely based on numbers & returns.

Real estate agents like most sales roles pitch for business and the outcome mainly determines their income & lifestyle. When commissions are involved, the industry is expected almost more than any other to convey professionalism, ethics and morals.

At what point is it right to ‘get the business at any cost’ vs ‘conduct business with integrity even if it means losing it’. Whilst I will always struggle with losing a listing or a buyer, I will never agree with agents resorting to any lengths to ‘get the business’ if it means displaying unethical behaviour. All the commission in the world if gained inappropriately is not worth having.

As a prospective vendor it’s confronting choosing an agent and at some point someone has to be let down. Just as in a romantic relationship, it is difficult having to tell someone the love has gone or they are not the one!

I saw this beautiful quote recently by Bob Marley:

“The biggest coward of a man is to awaken the love of a woman with no intention of loving her”

Ok so whilst this is a stretch to property and real estate – is it? We get involved with couples buying homes with joy and then couples breaking up and having to sell; deceased estates where people are grieving loved ones, having children, growing families, retirement, upsizing, downsizing, not being able to pay the mortgage. There are many situations where we can’t help but experience empathy; we are already on the journey with you.

We are asked to pitch for business sometimes when the decision has already been made, however we have already invested emotionally in the situation, because often the selling process is months. Please don’t tell us it came down to a ‘toss of coin’ (and we got tails) or worse just not respond to our follow ups at all. This is a personal business and every day of the week I want to be told the truth why I lost the business as it helps us grow and improve, more than anything though, it’s respectful & greatly appreciated.

This coming long weekend & Easter is all about spending time with our loved ones, friends and family. A time to remember what’s important in life, connecting, rejoicing, celebrating the wins and that’s who you have in your home and who you have in your heart.  With the start of the AFL season it may also be seeing your team play! Go Tigers!

It’s a big weekend for property on the coast and for our vendors who we are grateful to be representing their homes for sale. At Great Ocean Road Real Estate we live and breathe a professional and ethical code of conduct at all times and we hope you value this as much as we do.

Come and visit us at the open for inspections, we look forward to seeing you and we totally value your feedback. 

OPEN FOR INSPECTIONS
SATURDAY 4TH APRIL

54 Golf Links Road 12:00pm-12:30pm
5 Fourth Avenue 12:00pm-12:30pm
43 Pickworth Drive 12:30pm-1:00pm
13 Bachli Court 1:00pm-1:30pm
38 O’Donohue Road 1:00pm-1:30pm
129 Noble Street 2:00pm-2:30pm
80A Melba Parade 2:00pm-2:30pm
176 Great Ocean Road 3:00pm-3:30pm

SUNDAY 5TH APRIL

13 Bachli Court 11:00am-11:30am
57 Fraser Avenue 12:00pm-12:30pm
5 Fourth Avenue 12:00pm-12:30pm
43 Pickworth Drive 1:00pm-1:30pm
38 O’Donohue Road 1:00pm-1:30pm
80A Melba Parade 2:00pm-2:30pm
5 Betleigh Street 2:00pm-2:30pm

MONDAY 6TH APRIL

13 Bachli Court 12:00pm-12:30pm  

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