Our Backyard Anglesea & Torquay

Happy International Women’s Day!

In a world where there is so much inconsistency with equality in relation to gender & discrimination still very much an issue with representation in business, it’s positive that our little office in Anglesea has strength in numbers with incredible women.

It’s disheartening that overall Australia really hasn’t progressed too much from the 70’s in relation to equal pay for equal roles and across the board males still dominate management / leadership positions, our government is a very real example and it’s unfortunate to say but real estate whilst progressive, has way more men than women. It’s not an easy industry for females to work in, particularly mothers given weekends are prime for viewing property, seeing buyer, sellers, guests for holiday, owners etc. In fairness it’s really tough for men too, as they are also missing out on seeing their kids, partners’ family on weekends and then in the week of course children are at school / work. However our career paths are our choice and if you really love what you do, then determination to succeed and fulfilling a passion will always outweigh any inconsistencies, nonetheless we will always try to make positive changes and make this a better place for our next generations by fighting for what we believe in.

This week we had some great statistics released with feedback from the market on positive experiences in the real estate industry!

Vendors in regional areas-led by Moorabool Shire, the Surf Coast and Greater Geelong- and a handful of Melbourne areas remain buoyant, according to new research from RateMyAgent.

The real estate rating site asked more than 36,000 successful sellers across Australia over the nine months to December 31 whether the price achieved was above, in line, or below their expectations.

The Surf Coast Shire had a high happiness rate, with 54% reporting selling above their expectations and 42% achieving in line with them. It was followed by Geelong with 49% and 44% respectively.

CoreLogics latest Hedonic Home Value Index revealed last week that Melbourne home values had shed 9.1% over the past year, but regional Victoria had largely resisted that decline, according to CoreLogic with Ballarat up 7.9% annually, Latrobe 6.6% and Geelong 3.9% in particular holding firm.

We have some fantastic new listings coming up in the next week, so stay tuned on those… after this long weekend, we will be focusing on our next peak time of Easter, School holidays and Anzac Day… a wonderful time for a good break and buying property.

Have a great long weekend, look forward to seeing you at the open for inspections and private appointments!







Kellie Saddington

Ph: 0488 980 994




Open For Inspections Saturday 09th & Sunday 10th March


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