Feature Interviews

  • What was your first job? I started my first job at the age of 14 working in a supermarket; packing shelves, cleaning the floors and assisting customers. It taught me time management and the importance of a high level of product knowledge. Fitting in school, representative rugby and working each afternoon was a balance, which taught me to prioritise. What’s…

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  • Kylie Walsh puts a different spin on the old saying, ‘You can’t have it all’. A dedicated voice for women in the real estate industry, the DiJONES general manager was recognised as the Most Influential Woman in Property at the AREA Excellence Awards late last year. Like many female role models before her, including Oprah Winfrey, Ita Buttrose and Madeleine…

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  • As an award-winning property manager at Wiseberry Heritage on the NSW Central Coast, Shaye Wallis has learnt how important it is to celebrate the wins and live in the moment. What was your first job? My first job was at McDonald’s, which taught me that everyone begins at the same starting line. What has been the best thing to happen…

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  • From her newly opened agency in Nedlands, WA, Michelle Kerr says she never expected to become a real estate agent. Rather, it was a career she fell into that ultimately saw her thrive. “I had a long history of property development and renovations,” Michelle explains. “I enjoyed 15 years of buying and selling, and saw the best and the worst…

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  • Glen Coutinho recently sat down and penned a quick letter. It was a short note to his first ever client in real estate, thanking him for his support. “I hope you’re enjoying your home,” he wrote. “Just letting you know I’ve been in real estate for 30 years now, but I wanted to remind you that you were my first…

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  • It isn’t often that someone’s story leaves you speechless, but Michelle Errichiello, co-director of Raine&Horne Essendon, has one of those stories. She spoke with Hannah Blackiston about the accident that changed her life forever, her career as a Paralympian and how her office swept the Raine & Horne Victorian State Awards. Michelle Errichiello has lived in the Essendon area her…

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  • What was your first job? I started working in my uncle’s takeaway in Watson when I was about 12. It was a really beneficial experience for me; hospitality is a great way to bring someone out of their shell. What’s been the best thing to happen to you in your career? I received the REIACT Commercial Salesperson of the Year…

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  • Joining the real estate industry three years ago from a development and engineering background, Tyson Clarke has already achieved formidable success in Brisbane’s high-end market. He spoke with Hannah Blackiston about work ethic, building a profile and delivering on promises. Tyson Clarke has a different attitude to real estate. Despite only being in the industry for three years, his expansive…

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  • After I finished high school I got into an engineering course, which I didn’t start because I just didn’t have a passion for it. So I deferred it and thought I’d try and get into real estate.” After completing his licence and with a vision to one day having an office of his own, Malek walked into his local real…

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  • “I got my start in leasing, and I was pretty good; I was leasing properties within five days, but I was terrible at the admin side. I got my first opportunity in sales at 19 – my boss took a weekend off with an injury, so I had three properties of his and I sold all three on the day.…

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  • “You obviously meet a lot of people through the RE/MAX network and I’d consistently caught up with the guys up here. Then I came for a holiday a couple of years ago and just loved it, absolutely loved it.” After falling in love with the Cairns region, Tiffany reached out to principal Tony Williamson and asked if there was a…

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  • Like many start-ups, the idea was born from personal experience. NOKK co-founder Ben Voltz, a digital entrepreneur who also counts transaction platform ROKT as one of his successes, was struggling to find a home in his desired suburb of Albert Park in Melbourne. “There were only about 15 properties on the market, which is a very small amount out of…

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  • After languishing on the market for three years, a property in Victoria’s Narre Warren North sold this year with Kristen Turner of Peake Real Estate who took over the listing in April. Not only did Ms Turner secure a record price for the home, it also become the most-clicked on realestate.com.au for 2018 – finding its way in front of…

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  • Grant Smith Director, Century 21 Grant Smith Property What’s the market like in your area? The Sunshine Coast property market is a strong performing region with extensive growth and development. The region is experiencing growth in the health sector with the new hospital, as well as expansions to all major shopping centres. Being on the coast, just an hour north…

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