December Last gasp for 2018

We are nearly at the end of 2018 and after a shaky start to November, it was pleasing to see that the final numbers have put November as one of the higher months for 2018.  It was pleasing to see that the momentum has carried over into December, so whilst the graph below does not look too appealing, it needs to be pointed out that we are only 10 days into the month.  In addition, to compare... more

November finishes it’s race strong

Although there are still a few days left for November it is pleasing to see that the total of new enquiries for November have exceeded  both September and October.  It was a challenging month, with a slow start due to the Melbourne Cup Long weekend and the Victorian State Election in the latter part of the month.  It would appear from these numbers that the end of year ‘rush’ has surpassed... more

Slow out of the Gates for Melbourne Cup

The long weekend in November always starts off slowly, and again this year appears no different.  Whilst we predicted the slow start in our last report, it is pleasing that the numbers so far are not as low as we originally had forecast. The difficulties we now face is the ongoing Victorian election.  History shows that Elections have a major detrimental affect to the level of new enquiries... more

October races to the finish

It is very pleasing to see that with a few more days left in October, we are on par with the total number of enquiries received for September.  Whilst we do not think October will finish at the record high levels of July and August, it won't be too far off.  Looking forward, our past records indicate that we have a slight drop at the start of November due to the Melbourne Cup long weekend, but... more

October Rebounds

It is pleasing to see that after a disappointing finish to September, that as of the 15th of October the total number of new enquiries for the month has rebounded to be over half the total amount received for September.  October still has some work to do if it is to get to the total volume of new enquiries experienced in July and August, which were the two high performing months for 2018.   We... more

Slow finish to September

After a promising start to September, it was disappointing to see the number of enquiries drop off in the final weeks.  It is not unreasonable to suggest that the final numbers were impacted by school holidays, long weekends and the grand final.  These numbers are based on new enquiries only, however the general vibe around the office is that activity is up and there is action around from... more

Steady September

After August finishing with a flurry September has steadied.  We did forecast in our last report that with the ongoing circus in Canberra things would start off slowly this month.  The graph indicates that our prediction was correct, given that the total enquiries received for September so far,  is less than half the total enquiries received for July and August. Despite this the general... more

August Finished not with Trend

We thought the leadership spill would resolve quickly.  The saga dragged on and has certainly had an effect.  Looking at the trends in the consumer confidence you will see that it has taken a hit after already been at slightly reduced levels.  Click here to see consumer confidence levels. The good news is that August finished with a flurry of new enquires to equal the results of July 2018 (the... more

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