NEW LAING+SIMMONS OFFICE IS UNVEILED WITH CHARITY AUCTION
Mon June 04, 2012
4 June, 2012: A pair of boxing gloves signed by the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Century, the one and only Muhammad Ali, was just one of the items auctioned for charity on Friday June 1 to celebrate the official opening of Laing+Simmons Randwick.
In all, a total of $5,200 was raised for theSydney Children’s Hospital, with the boxing gloves snapped up for $2,800 on the night.
Also offered under the hammer were a bottle of Penfolds Grange, a Lonsdale voucher valued at $500, an official Sydney Roosters jumper and other sporting memorabilia.
Roosters cult hero Bryan Fletcher was a special guest on the night, along with members of the current squad including Anthony Minichiello.
Located in the heart of The Spot, Randwick’s cosmopolitan centre, the highly experienced Laing+Simmons Randwick team provides a full range of real estate services under the guidance of Principal Alex Udler.
Mr Udler said the current challenges faced by the residential market are actually having some positive effects on the industry as a whole.
“Current market conditions are suited to seasoned agents who understand that it takes hard work to achieve results for clients. Negotiation skills and the ability to educate vendors is necessary to drive sales, because the frenzy is over from a buyers’ perspective,” Mr Udler said.
“In the Randwick market, it is existing owner-occupiers and previous property purchasers who are most active. There seems to be some reluctance on behalf of renters to make a first home purchase, so it is the upgraders and downsizers looking to purchase for independent reasons that are ticking the market along,” he said.
“These buyers have been there before and naturally gravitate to more experienced agents who have amassed some runs on the board over a longer timeframe. In fact, the market conditions we are currently experiencing can be a good thing for the industry as it weeds out pretenders initially attracted to real estate for a quick buck when the market was a hive of activity,” Mr Udler said.