Much like his Dad, John Gibson is very much less is more, his message to buyers and investors is simple, ‘DON’T PANIC, HANG ON’!

Our industry leader and Managing Director of Locate Negotiate calls for calm amid what could be a short term rollercoaster ride. Whilst Gibson concedes there is reduced buyer enquiry, longer marketing periods, some vendor discounting and perhaps the days of sales figures exceeding asking prices are gone, for now, Gibson has little doubt, in fact, adamant the Real Estate market will see blue skies perhaps sooner than anticipated. Certainly, sooner than the so called experts who just a couple of years ago forecasted drops of up to 30% in the residential market. Gibson points to the growth over the last two years being ‘off the charts’. Gibson has the answers as to why we are in a strong position. A must listen for any buyer or investor!

Sure, interest rates are on the rise with the RBA trying to apply the hand brake with rising living costs due to inflationary factors but for how long will the interest rates hikes last? Gibson gives his take, his reasons for optimism are factual and comforting, to say the least!

Talk about ‘Where were you?’ moments in Australian sport’, Socceroos Coach Graham Arnold substitutes Matt Ryan, his first choice goalkeeper and his captain, with ‘The Grey Wiggle’ Andrew Redmayne for the Socceroos World Cup qualifier against Peru. The major point is this was part of ‘Arnie’s’ plan long before this massive call and can attribute the master stroke to the influence his coaching mentor Gus Hiddink has had on our Socceroos coach as he leads the side to the World Cup in Qatar. Hiddink the master planner and strategist, and Arnold soaked up his lessons it’s an extraordinary insight!  That relationship with ‘Aussie Guus’ etched in history a special relationship, again speaking of ‘Where were you?’ moments, Australian Sporting Moment of the Century, yep, ‘that John Aloisis goal’ from the penalty box slammed into the net against Uruguay in front of 82,000 adoring Australians. Simply WOW!

Originally a Sutherland boy, Arnold clocked up 178 games with Sydney United during the 80’s before playing abroad in Belgium, Holland and Japan. This very grounded Super Coach has Real Estate insights if purchasing in Holland! Arnold became player coach for Northern Spirit with Robbie Slater and Phil Moss also at the new club.

The coaching ranks beckoned. Coaching Sydney United, then Northern Spirit, moving forward as an assistant and caretaker with the Australian teams before taking on the Australian U/23s. Arnold’s time with the Central Coast Mariners was certainly a breakout period, in his three years with the Mariners the Central Coast side achieved three top two finishes, one premiership and one Championship. A quick stint in Japan before landing the Sydney FC coach and Arnold’s stocks rose again with another two Premierships and an FFA Cup. He is a Football Federation Australia Football Hall of Fame Inductee; we welcome Graham Arnold to Talking Real Estate with John Gibson.

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