Helen Watts

Why did you decide to pursue a career in property?

I’ve always been fascinated with the real estate industry. After completing my degree in Construction Management, I discovered my passion for property consulting and possibly moving into property development one day. It’s a challenging industry and I particularly enjoy dealing with the legal aspects of property.

 

What do you find to be the most enjoyable and the most challenging aspects of the job?

I thrive on variety and, with this career, every day is different. I’m constantly on the go, visiting different places and meeting interesting people. I really enjoy working as a team at RE/MAX – the brand and my colleagues offer me continuous support to help me achieve my goals. Managing your time and tasks can be difficult as an agent, as it’s a fast paced and continually changing industry. This can sometimes be frustrating and time-consuming. It’s therefore imperative to prioritise and learn how to handle situations from others with more experience.

 

What characteristics, in your opinion, make for a great estate agent/broker and why?

A great agent/broker has to be efficient and know how to manage their time effectively. Agents should be flexible, friendly, self-motivated (have a certain degree of perseverance, as the industry will have its ups and downs) and be dedicated to constantly educating themselves on changes in the property industry.

 

What are some of your career goals?

‘Service excellence’ is key – I want my clients to always have me in mind every time they think of property due to my friendly, dedicated and honest client service. I want to always be knowledgeable about the industry and hope to continually work hard at pushing the limits. Lastly, I want to challenge myself to be innovative in the industry and will endeavour to uphold my brand and the profession as an agent in a positive and respected manner.

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