The year at a glance... Marrickville, property & all the rest
As the end of 2014 drew to a close and I reflected on the lightning bolt of activity that has flashed before my eyes in the past twelve months it really was difficult to take it all in.
Historically low interest rates, Auction clearances above 80% week after week, record prices replacing record prices in street after street, double digit growth throughout every suburb in the Inner West, coffee shops popping up across Marrickville quicker than mushrooms, Google glasses, drones, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, Wifi, virtual this virtual that, 3D everything !
Have I left anything out?
Speaking on behalf of all those Generation Xers out there struggling to keep up with it all I can safely say with great authority that I have never experienced a year as "quick " as this one.
The demands of modern technology have pushed all walks of life to the brink as the citizens of greater Western culture and the global economy have never before been so constantly engaged and in communication with each other.
As I write this newsletter from my IPad on my lap in my car whilst I watch my son at Soccer training it's hard to fathom how quickly the convenience of such activities have entered our lives.
So what does this mean for the future ?
I can only see the bar raised higher this year as those Agents who fail to continue to move with the times being left well and truly behind.