ABOUT LIN ANDREWS REAL ESTATE

GREETINGS FROM THE FOUNDING DIRECTOR

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Lin Andrews, Founder and Group Chairman, shares……

“Our Group history goes back to 1969 when my wife (Bunty) and I sat one Saturday night free from socialising. We paused to consider our privileges….

Our questions… “How can our lives make a difference?” That night we resolved to do something very bold!

At the time of these decisions, South Australia was implementing its Development Act 1967 – 1972 and talking a lot about tourism.

We built holiday flats at West Beach and then at Grange. These were followed by an office building, a warehouse and several homes.

During those first years, we invested and established a number of companies in diverse industries but always achieved our greatest satisfaction in the property industry.

We became agents as well as developers!
As agents we had a passion to assist people who were not generally trusting of Real Estate Agents. Our Agency business grew disproportionately to our other activities… possibly because we really liked helping people.

Most people lacked confidence in their ability to invest in the future.
People were disillusioned with the repetitious collapse of other investment schemes which rose to prominence from time to time.

We resolved to assist people to own their own real estate.
Investment seminars and excellent property management services made this possible.

These residential investments became a store of wealth to investor clients and provided accommodation for those who needed a home to rent.
At a later date we added commercial property to our skill base.

Commercial property meets the needs of entrepeneurs who grow businesses and create employment.

It may also offer a higher rate of cash flow to investors who are dependant upon their rental income.

Today we facilitate employment and accommodation across an increasing number of communities, throught the provision of property management, sales and leasing services for a diverse range of residential and commercial property.

We also design and develop commercial property according to community needs.
I am increasingly convinced that principle centred economic activity is the way to meet the sustainable needs of every community. We are proud to be a part of this great economic solution.”

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OUR STORY

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Lin Andrews, Founder and Group Chairman, shares……

“Our Group history goes back to 1969 when my wife (Bunty) and I sat one Saturday night free from socialising. We paused to consider our privileges….

Our questions… “How can our lives make a difference?” That night we resolved to do something very bold!

At the time of these decisions, South Australia was implementing its Development Act 1967 – 1972 and talking a lot about tourism.

We built holiday flats at West Beach and then at Grange. These were followed by an office building, a warehouse and several homes.

During those first years, we invested and established a number of companies in diverse industries but always achieved  our greatest satisfaction in the property industry.

We became agents as well as developers!

As agents we had a passion to assist people who were not generally trusting of Real Estate Agents. Our Agency business grew disproportionately to our other activities… possibly because we really liked helping people.

Most people lacked confidence in their ability to invest in the future.

People were disillusioned with the repetitious collapse of other investment schemes which rose to prominence from time to time.

We resolved to assist people to own their own real estate.

Investment seminars and excellent property management services made this possible.

These residential investments became a store of wealth to investor clients and provided accommodation for those who needed a home to rent.

At a later date we added commercial property to our skill base.

Commercial property meets the needs of entrepeneurs who grow businesses and create employment.

It may also offer a higher rate of cash flow to investors who are dependant upon their rental income.

Today we facilitate employment and accommodation across an increasing number of communities, throught the provision of property management, sales and leasing services for a diverse range of residential and commercial property.

We also design and develop commercial property according to community needs.

I am increasingly convinced that principle centred economic activity is the way to meet the sustainable needs of every community. We are proud to be a part of this great economic solution.”

PUBLICATIONS

 

THE MIDDLE OF WINTER

Winter Solstice… The shortest number of daylight hours for any one day… has past for another year.

The long cold nights of excessive energy usage and the warmth of winter woollies is at its peek.

Those of high mobility have taken-off with caravan’s in tow and have sought new relationships in our warmer States. Others have travelled to the Northern Hemisphere in pursuit of sunshine and long daylight hours.

Self-funded retirees do it well… often thanks to property investments.

FISCAL YEAR – END

The end of the Financial Year has passed.

Office parties have celebrated a job well-done. Others have not stopped to celebrate. They fear work which is incomplete, or plans unfulfilled.

For many months we have urged attention to matters, which affect income tax payable, for “the year that was”. How did you go? Did you take the time to be ready? Was your accountant ready and willing to assist in your tax minimisation programs; paying an honest tax, but wisely applying the law as it is meant to be applied?

Did you review your asset structure for the security of your family in the years ahead?
If you have not taken the time to celebrate the “year now passed”, do yourself a favour and plan a special office lunch or drinks to say thank you. Create a pause… and then commence a new chapter in your life.

CONSIDER THE PAST – ENJOY THE FUTURE

Celebrate the year passed… By saying thank you to those closest to you…  for being a part of your life. A little thought will reveal lots of fabulous things which occurred last year. Sadly we are inclined to measure in dollar terms, but go beyond wealth, in your celebration. Dollars are great, but there are greater reasons to celebrate than mere wealth.

Last year I attended a larger number of funerals than usual. Everyone who had left and moved-on, created something in life to celebrate.

These were amazing and beautiful people with whom I had the privilege of sharing a part of my own journey. Husbands… wives… families… friends… left behind!

Somehow each are awakened to a new and different life without the one now passed. Each discovers a new strength within… and a re-awakening of the beauty which surrounds us. The natural sequence of life is confirmed. A new generation of toddlers is observed… “baby bumps” are celebrated… and our roses bloom again.

I love this season… and choose to celebrate! Winter with its long nights… and the end of the financial year… combine to force a review of that which WAS… and (maybe) is to come…
This IS a month to celebrate… and say thank you to staff and friends who have shared this year with you!

THANK YOU

THANKS – TO OUR AMAZING STAFF

I personally say thank you to our amazing staff, who every day facilitate the sale and management of property.

Few could appreciate the diversity of landlords and their tenants. Landlords may be extremely rich or may be very poor. Mortgages are often too high and property owners seldom budget for anything to go wrong.

Asset rich… cash poor! A disaster waiting to happen… and when it does… guess who takes the abuse? Often… our amazing staff!

Tenants or lessees may be going through a hard patch! A small business lessee may have a perfect record of payments, but suffers a setback… maybe a large account goes bad. The lessor becomes like Shylock! No compassion… just wants to be paid!

Too many times I have seen tenants evicted when patience and empathy would have served both parties much better.

My Staff… I appreciate your knowledge, tolerance and professionalism.

THANKS – TO OUR LANDLORDS

Landlords are the reason we exist!

These are amongst the greatest of people within our community.

Residential Landlords borrow heavily to provide homes for people who need them. In the long-term these homes provide capital gains and revenue for their owners in their older age. Residential investors are the salt of the earth. Every-way they create independence and minimise dependence on government.

Commercial Landlords are a part of this same honourable class in society. They take risks with their capital to provide places of employment for those who have the skill and desire to start-up and run businesses. These in turn employ the people of our community. Without you, our society would be an ugly place of high unemployment.

Landlords… We salute you!

THANKS – TO OUR TENANTS

Most residential tenants are hard-working people who are saving for a home or are in-between places of permanent abode. We have great relationship with you… and appreciate you!

Commercial tenants (lessees) are the great employers of our State and Nation. Without you we would not have the high level of employment which brings peace and confidence to our community.

If you had to own your premises then your working capital would be depleted… and yet you are often much more wealthy and better educated than your landlord. But we need each other!

Tenants… we really appreciate you.

THANKS – TO OUR BUYERS AND SELLERS

You trust us! We trust you!

Your residential or commercial property has become a part of you!

You do not want to rob another unsuspecting person… but you know that with integrity we achieve the best possible results to the satisfaction of each party within a transaction.

One man said to me that he had paid too much for his property and would I apologise.

My response was that if he loved the property enough to pay the amount that he did… then I am sure that he is not the only person in this state who would love to own it for that price… “May we offer it and find that other person.” I asked.

The new owner of that property was silent and said… “I wouldn’t part with it for anything”.

I have a friend for life! Integrity!

MARKET REPORT

The month of June was not as lively as past financial year-end activities.

Residential sales and rentals – are always less active during the cold and wet season. Why move from a lovely warm home unless you really have to?

Commercial sales – were lower than usual, as buyers awaited the cancellation of all stamp duty on commercial transactions effective the 1st July 2018.

Commercial listings – were above average as vendors desired to have their property on the market and available the first week that stamp duty is annulled.

Commercial rentals – were very busy. A lot of SME’s chose to look for alternate accommodation with a new confidence relative to the new financial year. A lot of vacancies but a very active market.

In closing – thank you readers. You often respond with encouraging comments.

Have a great fiscal year ahead.

 

 

If you would like to get in contact with us, you can email us at linandrews@linandrews.com.au alternatively you can phone our office on

(08) 8234 1212

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