From car guard to estate agent

From car guard to estate agent

MAIN IMAGE: Selestino Chiko Munyaradzi is living proof that with hard work you can get ahead in real estate.

Selestino Chiko Munyaradzi known as “Selly” was a car guard 10 years ago, till Chris Tyson went outside & asked him one question: “Would you like to work for us?”

Now celebrating his 10-year anniversary with the property agency, Munyaradzi is living in Durban and working as an intern training to become a real estate agent.

Originally from Zimbabwe, Munyaradzi started working at Tyson’s as a car guard in 2009. It wasn’t an easy life and he wanted to become more, Munyaradzi explains in a recent video interview. So, when Chris Tyson came and asked him if he wanted to work for him, he immediately said yes without even thinking twice about it.

Munyaradzi gradually worked his way up from making advertising boards and collecting stationary for the agency to today being in training as an intern estate agent. Kim Woods, his branch manager is very impressed with his dedication towards hard work and being available. “Whatever you want, Selestino will do it for you,” she says.

His attitude he says is to learn all he can and to ask questions so that he understands how the process of selling property works.

He may not have transport yet, but Selestino makes a plan. He arrives to work every morning dressed to kill, and with the help of his mentor agent, recently made his very first property sale on his first show. A success that has him over the moon and motivated to continue to strive to be a success.

“He’s got an amazing attitude and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for him,” says Woods.

On the agency’s Facebook page where they first shared Munyaradzi’s inspirational story, the post ends with the following: “Selly we are so proud of you. Your hunger for success is admirable and we feel lucky to have you as part of our family. We will be cheering you on as we watch you grow.”

Watch: In this video Selestino Munyaradzi tells about his journey with comments from his branch manager and colleagues.

Does your agency also have an agent with an inspirational story to tell? Please share with editor@propertyprofessional.co.za.

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