With the recent opening of our Willoughby Info Centre, Clarendon Homes are servicing the Northern Beaches and North Shore like never before with the recent opening of our Willoughby Sales Centre.
Meet Ty Cronan – the man behind it all, not to mention the face of the North Shore and Northern Beaches. He’s without a doubt, the definitive local expert. We recently caught up with him to talk knockdown and rebuilds, as well as what he loves most about his job with us at Clarendon Homes.
How did you get to become the North Shore and Northern Beaches specialist?
I’ve been working in an around Sydney’s North for going on a decade and these areas are primarily knockdown and rebuild zones. During my time working for Clarendon Homes I’ve gained a vast amount of building experience in dealing with all sorts of issues in the realm of knockdown and rebuild jobs. It’s been great to have this experience for the fact that I’ve been able to call upon it with all of my clients. It’s great for them because it allows them to have sense of control and a better understanding of the process.
Every days sounds varied and different for you, but if you did have an ‘average day’, what would it involve?
You’re right. No two days are the same. Not only is work always different, but having a family with four little ones means that there really is no ‘normal day’. I get up around 5.30am to take the gang for a coffee (well actually, the coffee is just for me) and to check out the surf. Then work is where I can relax, unwind and do something I love like helping people build and design their brand-new Clarendon Homes home.
Why do you think knockdown and rebuild are becoming more popular these days?
The current market conditions mean knockdown and rebuilds are favoured as land values increase and new land becomes more scarce. It’s just easier to buy an old property, bulldoze it and build yourself a brand-new home. I’ve seen people make a 30 per cent profit within a year! That made me which I’d done what they did.
What’s the most rewarding part of your job?
The absolute most rewarding thing for me is seeing my clients’ smiling faces after walking through their brand-new Clarendon Homes home for the first time. Nothing can describe the sense of personal gratitude. Words don’t even do it justice.