ENGEL & VÖLKERS PRETORIA NEW EAST
Why did you decide to pursue a career in property?
Coming from a retail background and being self-employed, I always saw myself in the property industry. So when I sold my business and came across the fantastic Engel & Völkers brand, which provides an incredible business model and has amazing people with whom to build relationships, I knew this was the career path for me. I have never looked back.
What do you find to be the most enjoyable and the most challenging aspects of the job?
What I most enjoy is that I am part of such an exceptional brand, but even more so that I am part of a team that is driven to succeed. One of the challenges is that one needs to strive to reach the standard already established by more experienced agents and to raise that standard even higher. Another challenge is always being prepared for new obstacles and standing up to them, which, in the end, equips you to be more successful in the future.
What characteristics, in your opinion, make for a great estate agent/broker and why?
To be a great estate agent one has to have good social skills and have the ability to build relationships with clients and colleagues. Estate agents also need to be leaders within their own right, who can be accountable for their actions and decisions and have a positive frame of mind. In the end, you have to provide professionalism and excellence in everything you do.
What are some of your career goals?
This is, without a doubt, an industry that I am dedicated to and one in which I will continue to make every effort to expand my knowledge. I intend on growing my portfolio not only within real estate sales, but also in property investments, developments and construction. I foresee a bright and rewarding career ahead.