RE/MAX Lakes, Sedgefield
Why did you decide to pursue a career in property?
After working for many years in the hospitality industry (and still…), I became very competent at working with all sorts of different people in all sorts of different situations. I have very strong logistical and problem solving skills. I have always been a numbers orientated person and very competitive. I loved the idea of property after being introduced to it by my father-in-law and when you put all these together, I thought that property would be a wise choice.
What do you find to be the most enjoyable and the most challenging aspects of the job?
I like the constant change in environment and scenery. I love not having to sit behind a desk all day plugging away at a computer. If you do not get out there, I believe you will not be successful. The balance between desk work, foot work and all other aspects to me is challenging but also enjoyable and invigorating.
What characteristics, in your opinion, make for a great estate agent/broker and why?
I think the most important part of the career is being able to communicate correctly with people. Strong problem solving skills are good to have and I do think experience in different fields in life helps a lot.
What are some of your career goals?
I would like to make an above average living first and foremost. In a small town or even in a larger city focusing on a smaller area I would like to be known as the person to go to with respect to real estate i.e. the experienced expert.