The year was 1997
... and it was my first Saturday morning on the job in real estate.
Who knew that this very day would define a career that has now spanned 20 years and counting. I guess no one ever grows up wanting to work in real estate, but for me, I took to it like a duck to water, and now, many years later, I'm potentially helping you to buy what could be your dream home, first home or perhaps your next investment property.
My journey to become one of Brisbane's first independent Buyer's Agents has been somewhat typical to any long standing career in property. I started at reception, did a fair stint in property management, geared up to marketing... and then onto sales, all the while thinking, "I could do this better".
... and with that thought came the opening of my very first real estate office in Gladstone. It was September 2004 when Investwell Properties opened the doors to the Goondoon Street office with myself as Principal Licensee at just 23 years of age.
I've since owned two independent real estate offices, personally invested in numerous properties from residential houses to small scale unit developments and now, I've arrived at what I would consider to be my true calling... an Independent Buyer's Agent, with Brisbane as my focus.
These days, I help investors and home buyers get into the market and get it right - but I do it from the buyer's perspective.
Whether you're buying for the first time, or the tenth time, I'm your sounding board; your eyes and ears on the ground in Brisbane, helping you to make the very best decisions when it comes to your purchase.
To date, I've helped buyers purchase more than $45 million dollars in Brisbane property. I've worked alongside my clients to alleviate the stress and leg work that takes it toll when you're buying property on your own.
I'm a solo operator with a great admin support team behind the scenes, and I intend on staying this way because I've found that my Buyers get a better outcome since I can focus my attention on the five clients I work with at any given time. Unlike large agencies, I don't believe in sales targets, meaning the pressure is off, and we can take our time in finding you the RIGHT property, rather than rushing the process.
Quite simply, I focus my attention on helping my clients and educating buyers.
I believe in old fashioned personal service and integrity - being available when your clients need you and doing what you say you're going to do. Constant communication and always following through are high on my list of priorities when you work with me. I'll play devils advocate where I need to, and I'll inspire confidence in your decisions.
But don't just take my word for it ... here's what my clients have to say ...