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New state manager for Century 21 South Australia

Century 21, the largest real estate sales organisation in the Asia Pacific region, today announced the appointment of Sam Stephens as the network’s new South Australia State Manager.

With 15 years of experience in sales, marketing and real estate, Sam Stephens is excited to step into a role which will see him responsible for overseeing the growth and development of Century 21’s South Australian network.

“Working with the biggest real estate brand in the world is a unique opportunity,” said Century 21’s South Australia State Manager, Sam Stephens.

“I’m looking forward to building relationships with our network’s South Australian principals and to be able to provide advice, support and assistance to grow their businesses.”

Century 21 offices are able to provide their clients with a unique range of tools to assist with the sale of their home such as affordable video listings, a global listing portal and market-leading sales tools.

“No matter whether you’re selling a multi-million dollar lifestyle property or a single bedroom apartment, digital is the future of real estate and Century 21 is a global leader in this space,” said Sam Stephens.

“The importance of vendors and landlords having access to these technologies is only going to grow over the coming years, and working with our offices to further implement these digital tools is one of my main priorities.

“I’m interested in talking to principals and other real estate professionals who are interested in hearing what the Century 21 brand can do to grow their businesses,” concluded Sam Stephens.


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RBA rate hold may boost first homebuyer activity


Century 21, the largest real estate sales organisation in the Asia Pacific region, believes the Reserve Bank’s decision to leave the cash rate on hold at 2.5 per cent may increase the number of first home buyers entering the property market.


“The Reserve Bank’s decision may encourage first home buyers who have been sitting on the fence to take advantage of the ongoing low interest rate environment,” said Chairman and Owner of Century 21 Australasia, Charles Tarbey.


“Century 21 is still seeing a great deal of entry level stock in many areas, stock which first home buyers would be wise to examine - even if it may not be in the area they’d prefer to live in.


“However, once they’ve purchased a property first home buyers are able to take advantage of a low interest rate environment to build equity in their home and use this equity to move to a more desirable location in the future.”


The Reserve Bank reasoned that it was appropriate to leave the cash rate on hold In light of information that foreshadows a strong expansion in housing construction and improvement from a year ago in some indicators of business conditions and confidence.


“The market is currently transitioning into a negotiating phase, a phase where buyers are unwilling to meet vendor’s price expectations and agents have to bring both parties to the negotiating table,” said Charles Tarbey.


“This will likely result in more opportunities for first home buyers who in the past, may have been put off entering the market due to vendor’s high price expectations,” concluded Charles Tarbey.

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