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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Commercial Sales & Leasing

Commercial Property Management

Residential Sales

Residential Property Management

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

WELCOME 

And so, begins the second chapter in the book of life 2020.

Chapter 1, January 2020, saw the most devastating wildfires in Australia’s history.

A little recognised profession arose to the fore; the profession of fire-fighting. “Firies” as the world has designated this profession’s vast number of incumbents.

How grateful we are for their bravery, skill, tenacity and stubbornness, in the face of extreme circumstance and adversity.

Chapter 1 of the book of life 2020 has been severe, and yet we need to celebrate the minimal loss of human life compared with that which has occurred in yesteryear.

Personally I am very grateful to these outstanding men and women on the ground; but express an equal gratitude to the countless men and women who studied the circumstances of heart-ache which accompanied fires in the past, and taught us how to remain safe, despite that which is raging toward us and around us.

And then there are those support people with their gifts, empathy, sweat and tears, who have befriended and lifted the hopes of those who had the misfortune of losing their material possessions, during this period of fear and destruction.

What a set of mixed emotions to open this decade!

What an array of high performing individuals who deserve recognition and our accolades.

JANUARY IN BUSINESS

Many people took 21 days or 28 days continuous break from Friday the 20th December to the 13th or the 20th of January. Some took the liberty of a further week and returned to work on the 28th January 2020.

How fortunate to have had this long period to incubate and enjoy family and recreational pursuits.
Life comprises much more than work and career.

This season just passed, provided the opportunity for people to grow their other self, with a minimum of responsibility, during the Christmas and New Year holiday period.

We have many clients just now returning from overseas visits as Australia and the world is committed to travel, and keeping in touch with family, and persons who share commitment to each other.

Whilst many in the world have stopped, yet the Lin Andrews Staff have been privileged with a fabulous outcome for this new month just passed, despite having worked “skeleton Staff” for some of the period.

I would like to share some of our experiences so that you may benefit from this knowledge.


RESIDENTIAL SALES

We always expect a lift in residential sales during late November, January and February. After-all, this is the busiest time of the year for country and interstate transfers. This year has been no exception.

Residential sales have boomed with more buyers than sellers in the marketplace. Prices achieved by our staff have been abnormally high and may set the pattern for the year ahead.

It is not only Melbourne and Sydney which espouses Capital gains through increased property prices.South Australia is poised for a take-off in house prices and the wise will anticipate this and buy now before the larger price hikes which are on the horizon.

Some properties have sold within a week of the first open inspection and have sold at prices of 15% -20% above the best price anticipated.

Contact Nathan Gherghetta for Residential at our Head Office or Deidre Wood for Residential at our Salisbury Office.

If you have a house to sell, please phone Nathan or Deidre.


RESIDENTIAL RENTALS

It has been heart-breaking to observe long lines of people wanting to look through rental properties, when a few months ago only a few would be in line for the rental viewing.

One man interviewed said that he and his wife had been renting the same home for seven years. It was their home and they felt secure. Suddenly a message impacted. “The property is being sold as the owners want to release their equity for something else.”

This “perfect tenant” told of the shock and concern as they went-out the next weekend to rent. They had to jostle large numbers of hopefuls as they sought a replacement home.

Rental prices have risen, and the choices of available property is limited. After several weeks this “perfect tenant” has still not found a suitable property.

The requirement is Eastern or North-Eastern Suburbs for two executive class people hoping to pay around $600 to $650 per week. Rental Values everywhere have risen by $30 -$50 per week. We have a high demand for rental property.

For Property Management Appraisals contact Felicia at our Head Office or Linda Bentley at our Salisbury Office.

If you have a residential property to lease please contact Felicia or Linda.


COMMERCIAL SALES

This area is usually so slow during January that it barely rates a mention. Not so for January 2020.

Our staff who did not take holidays did remarkably well. Our two lady agents at Salisbury Office sold a group of properties between $4,000,000 and $4,500,000 (price not available until made public at settlement).

We mention this to emphasise that investors are anxious to invest and we need more property to sell and meet the current demand.

This sale is particularly notable as Claire is expecting her second child early February and bravely worked to leave no “loose ends” as she goes off for an 18-week break. (I am sure such a stalwart will only then return to work part-time… and we will all support her).

If you have a property to sell you may phone Grace on 0417 032 582 who is tirelessly working-on.


COMMERCIAL LEASING

“Be content but never satisfied” was a proverb taught by Walter Hill, my Head – Master more than 60 years ago. This man became my best friend a little later in life. His motto, “Be content but never satisfied” has stood me well.

It appears to have a lot of appeal to our hundreds of Commercial tenants also.

I say this because every month we lease an endless supply of Commercial Property to men and women who are growing business in South Australia. They realise their need to upsize or downsize, or shift their business to premises where they may grow beyond their present limits. January this year was no different.

Business-people go on leave to dream of that which is bigger and better. People who you thought were on leave, were actually writing ‘Business Plans” and contacting our company to have their dreams fulfilled.

The demand for Commercial Leasing was not as high as during some January periods, possibly because of the fires, but demand was still very encouraging and our figures for the month look GOOD.

Remember that your clients may never have met you. They know your phone mannerism and they know your address. The right property in the right location has a lot to do with your commercial success.

Phone us today if you would like to talk about Commercial Sales or leasing.

Mark Andrews would love to “point you in the right direction”.

 

50 YEARS OLD AND GROWING

It is a privilege to note that this year is our 50th year in property.

Our Vision is unchanged,

“To facilitate investment in property as a store of wealth, and a resource to enrich the lives of many”.

We realise that everyone has the need to create Capital and thereby Income as a buffer against old age or other life needs. Every generation faces these needs as surely as every generation faces the needs of health, shelter, food and clothing.

Johnston & Johnston and other multi-generational companies were formed to fight pain and to meet the varying needs of health.

Lin Andrews Real Estate was formed to help society create Capital and Income to meet Old Age and Family needs for a sustainable society. Sadly, most neglect these needs and become dependant upon Governments with diminishing resources.

It has been the life-time passion of the Directors of this company and those who follow-after, to facilitate the aggregation of Capital in the hands of ordinary people… people who are dependant upon the skills and commitment of others. We have always attempted to make investment in property to be easy and as risk-free as possible.

Advice as to the sale, acquisition and management of property has been our commitment for the past 50 years. It is our hope that the next period will see even more people benefit from the services which we provide.

  

 

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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