Why did you decide to pursue a career in property?
I became a real estate agent after much deliberation. It was a big decision to give up a full-time job for a commission-earning situation. However, I made the move, as I wanted to be in charge of my own career and my earnings. I have never looked back.
What do you find to be the most enjoyable and the most challenging aspects of the job?
I really enjoy interacting with people and get great satisfaction from assisting buyers and sellers to achieve a happy transaction. I find price counselling a challenge, as most sellers seem to feel their property is worth more than the market will pay. However, I find the tools available on the internet very helpful in this regard.
What characteristics, in your opinion, make for a great estate agent/broker and why?
In my opinion, to make it in the property industry one has to be very self-motivated, enthusiastic and emotionally strong. Always be positive and keep doing the basics. The job can be lonely and tough, but with the right attitude it can be very rewarding.
What are some of your career goals?
My goal is to be the agent of choice in the areas I work in, to increase my market share to 25% in the short term and to reach Achiever status within my company. I would like to further my studies – property law is something that interests me very much.