February 2011

“The echoing screams pierced our ears and brought home the horrible realisation of our decision. Did we give up too soon? Are you about to hit a brick wall or know someone who is going through a storm or feeling like giving up. STOP RIGHT NOW!”

This is my weekly rant where I leave the day to day of Real Estate transactions and discuss the Real Bricks and Mortar(excuse the pun) of this business and that is… decision making. Saving time and money and reducing costs,whether a buyer, seller, Real Estate owner or pretty much anyone, is about your decisions. This weekly rant is about empowering and inspiring you to make great decisions. I hope it helps in some small way.

Are You Finding You’ve Hit A Brick Wall?”

There’s a popular climbing destination, a mountain in the Switzerland Alps and every year people from all most parts of the planet take on the challenge and investment and are determined to climb it. It takes a full day to climb. About half way up this mountain is a popular rest house. It is a very cosy cedar cabin with a crackling, warm open fireplace that is both a soothing antiseptic for the defrosting from the chilling winds and a place for some much needed recovery. Most people stop here for lunch. Of course the lure of the warm fireplace, the joy of fellowship and a few drinks stops most people and only a few serious committed climbers each day depart the comfort lure of the lunch time break to make it to the summit. As these climbers leave the comfort of the lodge, they hear behind them the loud laughter of the celebrating climbers in the lodge.

But something both extremely strange and very interesting happens later on in the day. The mood changes in the lodge. People start contemplating about whether they should of continued on, what the view would look like from the top of the mountain and how the other climbers were going that persevered. Then it hits them hard!

They hear the shouts and echoing screams of joy from the  other climbers who have hit the top of the mountain. Are you aware there are four things that stops us reaching the top of the mountain. Fear stops us, comfort stops us, weariness stops us, and the status Quos stops us. If you have stalled in your dreams don’t give up…EVER!  The words of a wise man once said ” “perseverance is more important than talent”

I remember when I was chasing my dream of making a living out of surfing. I was going OK in surfing contests, had a little bit of financial assistance from sponsorship, but deep down I was frustrated and felt like giving up. I was making semi finals in amateur events but could not get into the final to have the string of wins needed to get the money to do the full professional tour. I found I always peaked at the quarter finals, with a spectacular performance, only to bomb just before the main event. It was the week leading up to the Regional Surfing titles. This was an important event for me and I was determined to progress all the way to qualify for the Australian Titles later that year. I had trained hard.

Of course, I got a very bad dose of the flu that week, and bed ridden, I kissed my chances of an Australian Titles qualification good bye. It was the night before the event and lying quite ill in bed and I remember saying to my self ” You have no pressure now, nothing to lose. In fact giving up will be the only possibility of losing.”

Of course I went on to win the event, continuing on to win then the Zone qualifiers, State qualifiers and after running through the Australian titles for much of the event as the favourite only to get 3rd in the Open final. This also led to a string of wins in smaller professional events.

So whats the lesson for me through this?

Whether you are in the process of selling your house, going through the difficulties associated with selling, running a business, relationships or work problems, perserverance is the key.

I read a really great quote on a friends Linked In sight today(Thanks Harlan) It read “success is a little bit like a turtle. You often don’t get anywhere until you stick your neck out.”

What difficulties are you dealing with at the moment. Financial, personal, spiritual, relational? The decisions you make will determine the level of out come you will ultimately achieve. In business and life, you are going in the right direction, or the wrong direction. Simple. Often two people working together find easy that which seems insurmountable to one alone. I hope your decisions are made a little easier today and this has inspired you to perservere, talk to someone or encourage someone today.

This is Chris Hasson, have a great week!

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A very hot weekend and my usual Sunday rant has slipped over to Monday because of a huge weekend of selling Real Estate.

In the afternoon of yesterdays heat, with the sunlight like a sharp arrow piercing through the palms of our back garden over the pool, my eldest child(6years old) is playing. This is what I discovered in observation:

She was running around with giggles of excitement trying to catch this butterfly. Around and round she danced in the afternoon heat stopping only occasionally with cheeks red as rasberries and the mixed look of humour, passion and frustration lighting her face up like a Christmas tree. It was an entertaining sight. I asked her what she thought the best way to catch the butterfly was. She asked me if we had a net. Maybe a net would catch it. Eventually, spent, with beads of sweat dripping off her forehead and the look of defeat written all over her face, she gave up on the chase and sat down on the grass with a smile on her face and said” Daddy, I don’t think the butterfly wants to be caught”.

Before I had a chance to respond, and almost like a good sense of humour with God’s nature, the butterfly landed squarely on her shoulder. At this stage my daughter remained still, very still. With total amazement she had caught her butterfly. A smile broadened her face and she very gently reached up her hand and with the tip of her finger she felt the butterfly sit on her hand. She slowly brought the butterfly down in front of her. Still surprised and over whelmed with her result, she described in vivid detail, the colours of this butterfly and its features. It was a moment in time.

How true is this story of representing life itself.

Let me explain.

Are you madly trying to chase something that you desire so strongly but it constantly appears to be out of your grasps, the perfect job, business taking off, a partner, a better relationship with your teenage children, better marriage, HOUSE SOLD, the list goes on. Sometimes in life, especially through a storm, it is not until we are in the eye of that cyclone that we realise what we need to do and the very thing we were chasing so madly presents itself on a silver platter virtually with no effort at all. Like the butterfly that in my daughters stillness, landing on her shoulder. She could see its colours, appreciate its beauty and realise that maybe the hard work and chasing was part of the solution, but it was the rest, the stillness, the peaceful resolution that brought about the result she was after.

Are you going through a storm right know, are you madly chasing, with defeat building in your heart the “Butterfly Of Life”. I encourage you, like I learned from my daughter this very week to take time out, without distraction, without any thoughts, plans or chatter in your mind and rest for at least half an hour by your self. During that time make a commitment to yourself that you are not going to chase the very thing you are chasing for a small amount of time. You are going to resign yourself and convince your self that there are other things to focus on. Because when you have a hammer in your hand “Everything looks like a nail”. When you have a major issue in your life, everything looks like a problem.

You maybe surprised at what presents itself.

This is Chris Hasson, have a great week.

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Chris Hasson, Port Stephens No1 Agent

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These are some properties that have just gone on the market in the Port Stephens area:

18 Armidale Avenue, Nelson Bay single level 3 bed, one bath large block…$385,000

134 Gan Gan Rd, Anna bay single level ,3 bed large home opposite shops…$365,000

2 Waratah Avenue Salamander Bay, $439,000 3 bedroom open plan water views bush at rear URGENT SALE! (great holiday home)

1/11 Christmas Bush Avenue, Nelson Bay Townhouse executive 3 bedroom two story walk to Dutchies, around the$450,000 rang (maybe more)

Buy Of The Week Thurlow Avenue Unit 2 bedroom North facing Water Views $299,000 walk to shops and Dutchies.

If you want your home sold for a great price call Chris Hasson on 0402348080 or fill in the form at the top of this website. His office is 13 Stockton Street, Nelson Bay

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16 Graham Street Boat Harbour, Port Stephens

by admin on February 2, 2011


This home is open for viewing as a sneek peak this Sunday. contact me for further details. If you want your home sold for a great price call Chris Hasson on 0402348080 or click Free Appraisal at the top of this website. His office is 13 Stockton Street, Nelson Bay.

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These are some Properties we have just listed for sale in the Port Stephens Area:

  • 16 Graham Street, Boat Harbour: Totally renovated 4 bedroom beach house with waterviews….Auction
  • 3 Vista Avenue, Soldiers Point: 5 Bedroom Executive residence, Soldiers Point….Auction
  • 19 Kingsley Drive, Boat Harbour. 3 Bedroom elevated home close to beach and filtered waterviews…$465,000
  • 171 Old main Rd Anna Bay, 4 bedroom single level on 1000m2 with pool and features such as side access, 10m garage, eco friendly…$629,000                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                If you want your home sold for a great price call Chris Hasson on 0402348080 or fill in the form at the top of this website. His office is 13 Stockton Street, Nelson Bay.  

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These are some properties that have been Sold today by us:
117 Bagnalls Beach Rd, Corlette. 10 year old 4 bed 2 bath 2 car…$455,000
18 Montevideo Pde, Nelson Bay. 30 year old 4 bed 1 car shack…$395,000
9 Sea Spray, Nelson Bay land. over 600m2 $255,000
If you are after a “No Bull” Market Appraisal, call into Port Stephens No1 Real Estate Agent, Chris Hasson’s office at 13 Stockton Street, Nelson Bay or use the Free Market Appraisal Tab at the top of this website.

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