R & R Property Are Avid campaigners Of Their Area
1. SELLING HOUSES AUSTRALIA COMES TO STROUD WITH R & R PROPERTY
One of our Properties has been chosen for a “make-over” with Selling Houses Australia.
This is the perfect example of why R & R Property are always pushing the point of “Presentation is Everything”.
As a seller you really have to ask yoursef from the minute the buyers pull up at the street what is their first impression of your home going to be? Is it that the property is attractive, neat & tidy with nothing much for them to do maintenance-wise? Or is the driveway mouldy, dirty, the fence falling down or needing a paint? How’s the letterbox? – Straight, painted and neat?
And don’t even get me started on inside!
The property we have that is receiving a make-over with Foxtels – “Selling Houses Australia” is currently rented out and has been for some years. The home is approximately 30 to 40 years old, very spacious, solid, brick and tile and has had some work done but it does need an update. The general feedback is that the potential is there but our buyers don’t want to do the work.
The irony is that some of the things that you could do that would make a huge difference are quite simple and inexpensive.
We are really excited about the upcoming filming and airing of the episode on TV and can’t wait to see what Shaynna Blaze, Andrew Winter, Charlie Albone and the Selling Houses Australia Team have planned.
R & R Rural and Residential Property – Stroud NSW
Stroud’s Real Estate Specialists
2. R & R Property STROUD – Noted For Their Successful Social Media Marketing in ELITE AGENT MAGAZINE
R & R Property Recognised For Their Marketing Success by One Of Australia’s Leading Marketing Trainers in
ELITE AGENT MAGAZINE
Our secret is that we choose photo’s that showcase our area and photo’s that people can compare against their current lifestyle.
For example the photo we have used as our header for the featured post is titled “A Stroud Traffic Jam”.
Being trained in marketing; specialising in social media and internet marketing really sets us apart in Real Estate in the Stroud and surrounding areas.
Join us on our instagram account @randrproperty
3. Tick Tock it’s Stroud Clock – R & R Property Have Moved Into “Bowen Chambers” as written by The DUNGOG CHRONICLE
It’s take quite a few years but the clock in Bowen Chambers’ tower in Stroud is now working and keeping perfect time.
The building, which was built in 1933 as the home of Stroud Council, was purchased by Ted Bowen in 1982 to house his expanding insurance brokering business.
The clock tower wasn’t built until 1956.
A broker for over 50 years, he originally set up an office in the front room of his house before buying the house across the road next to the Stroud School of Arts building.
“The council eventually became part of Great Lakes Council and their main office was located in Forster,” Mr Bowen said.
“I approached council in the early 80s to buy the building and made them an offer, but they knocked it back and put it up for auction.
“It didn’t sell at auction and I bought it a bit later on, moving there in mid-1982.
“We had a staff of five as well as Gwen and myself and we needed more room.
“The front part of the building was set up as the office and we lived out the back.
“But the clock wasn’t working and no one knew how to fix it.”
The Bowen’s are of the belief it is the largest privately owned clock in the southern hemisphere – but it wasn’t much good when it didn’t work.
It appears the clock had a bundy motor in it and when it was replaced, it went again for 30 years.
But again it stopped and seemed to have everyone baffled as to the problem.
Uwe Von Czapiewski from Elekmark thought the motor may have been hit by lightening and he and Ted have been working on having it fixed for the past three years.
“He did his research and had to get some parts from England and then another fellow in Australia had to make a special drum.
In October 2014 Ted and Gwen decided to retire and sold the business, however they decided to keep the building.
It is now leased to Denise Haynes from R & R Property who is thrilled to be the new custodian of the building.
“We were outgrowing our old premises and when this came available, I approached Ted and we struck a deal,” Denise said.
“It’s a grand old building with lots of character and I love being here under the clock tower, it’s a bit of an icon in Stroud.
“We moved into it in May this year and it’s great to have the clock back working.
“It was stuck on 10.55 for a long time, but now it is keeping great time.
“And we are looking forward to continuing the tradition of having Christmas carols playing in the lead-up to the festive season.”