Why did you decide to pursue a career in property?
Having had a career in blue chip corporate companies in client services and marketing, I yearned to have more control and responsibility for my own success. The property industry allows for your efforts to be rewarded in line with the time and energy you put into your daily activities.
What do you find to be the most enjoyable and most challenging aspects of the job?
You never know what the next day holds in store for you. You find yourself chasing every possible lead to a successful result; it is an interesting challenge to prioritise activities as your day progresses. I also enjoy meeting new people every day.
What characteristics, in your opinion, make for a great estate agent/broker and why?
It is important to be able to deal with people from all levels. You find yourself dealing with a start-up business looking for a short term lease, and minutes later dealing with a managing director wanting to buy a multi-million rand building. Every client needs to feel that you are giving them your full attention.
What are some of your career goals?
I intend to make this a long-term career and establish myself well enough to be a recognised, trustworthy broker with a client base I can continue to serve successfully. I also want to continue having the backing of a reputable company such as Renprop. This is an energetic and dynamic industry that can keep you active for as long as you make the effort!