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"You Can Neither Win Nor Lose If You Don't Run The Race"

This week we saw the passing of one of the world’s most popular and influential musicians. With a long career and an amazing, evolving style, David Bowie fit more into his life than most humans. With this in mind the Bevans brand wishes everyone a great start to 2016, and we look forward to our adventures togethe...
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Price Guide

As agents we are expected to give advice on the potential selling price of properties for sale by Auction and Private Treaty. Most of the time there is an ongoing conversation between the buyers looking at a property and the sales agent. This conversation normally reflects the level of interest in the property and the expecta...
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Bounce Off Others

It’s hard to collaborate with yourself. In fact, you can’t, unless you have multiple personalities. No one person knows everything and the world can be a lonely place if you’re thinking about stuff by yourself. Collaborating with others takes the pressure off and helps you see things you might otherwise be b...
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Eat The Frog

"Eat the Frog" has become a business axiom. It's the 80:20 principle: 20 percent of the task is hard, 80 per cent is closing the deal. If you have to eat a live frog, it doesn't pay to sit around looking at it. Resist the temptation to start with the easier task and do the hardest thing first. Don't waste time, just ea...
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The Older Demographic

By 2016, one in every three Australians will be part of the 50+ market, and yet they are still invisible to the greater marketing population. So, what are the facts about this growing population that we need to understand? At Bevans we have been working closely with local architects Edmiston Jones to better understand ...
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New Branch on the Tree

Opening their doors in the southern suburbs of our city is our new Bevans Shellharbour Village office.   Neatly placed along the main street of the village, Ruby & Co have done an incredible job setting up a snazzy little branch for more Bevans birds to nest. Raw wooden textures, crisp greys and clean w...
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A Quote from our Agent

There has been a lot of talk this week on the news, social media sites, radio and online blogs regarding agents underquoting prices (http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/hack/stories/s4194784.htm). So we asked for an opinion from our agents. Phil Murray's respons...
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Our Girl Wins at Surfest

Now set to take on the World’s Best!  Nakia Fleuren, from our Thirroul office, competed at Surfest, Birubi Beach, Port Stephens on Sunday 1st February 2015 and was confronted in the morning with solid 2.5 metre waves charging into Birubi Point.  More than 64 competitors in the Burton Automotive P...
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Meeting of Minds

Next week the principals of the Bevans offices and a couple of other invited specialists will gather together to talk about our best practices and the ways that we would like to innovate from within our businesses. It’s a good way for all of us to work on the way we do business and improve service, not just make ...
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The Coffee Index - A Belated Part 2

After a long hiatus since my weekly routine of writing the newsletter, it was quite daunting stepping back up to the plate. But listening to tennis commentators waxing lyrical about how rusty a player can be, the first few matches in a new season I can be excused for this heavily corroded wordsmith. Ok, so why ‘c...
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A Giving Company

On Sunday the Bevans team woke at 5.30am to get to our posts in Woonona and Scarborough for the MS Sydney to Gong bike ride. Our task was simple; hand out water, fruit and cheer like hell. By the time the riders got to our first post they had already ridden a huge 65km in a gale and then slogged through 84km to our next stop ...
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Foreign Ownership - The Facts

Earlier this week the ABC’s 7.30 Report produced a story on foreign investment in Australia’s real estate market and the effect, if any, this issue is having on property prices. I have been hearing this story doing the rounds for some time now and I wanted to know what the actual facts were and whether it is affec...
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Don’t Get Into Real Estate…YET

Parents all over the Illawarra will in the coming days be shedding many tears over their babies becoming fully baked adults as they graduate from high school. As the daughters, sons, sisters and cousins of the Bevans team enter into a new stage of their lives, we in turn are casting our minds back (some further back than othe...
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Somthing for all the Dads

This Sunday is Father’s Day, meaning many fathers will wake to the smell of burnt toast or pancakes that look like they have been run over. Followed by presents of socks, ties and ‘Best Dad’ cups (speaking of which, I better get onto that). When it comes to our homes, dads play an integral part in mak...
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What We Leant from ARPM

We recently sent 14 members of our team to the ARPM (Australian Residential Property Management) conference. There was an incredible atmosphere of abundance and generosity. Speakers from within the industry pulled back the curtain and showed us the inner workings of their businesses. Speakers outside of the industry brought t...
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Be True and Speak Truth

Taking great photos, displaying beautiful signboards, sizzling text and providing exceptional opens should now be a standard in the real estate industry. These are the hallmarks of a professional business, the equivalent of wiping the sleep from your eyes as a start to the day. For those agencies with their eyes wide o...
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