I heard someone say, “Old road, old dogs, old folks, and old ways still have a lot to offer in this sped-up world we live in.” I kind of relate being in my 60th year. Funny thing is though, I’m fitter now with way more energy than when I started in real estate in 1994 in my early thirties and I’m as tech-savvy as any 20-year-old, haha.
Yes, a lot has changed since those days of doing deals and signing paper contracts across the bonnet of my old 240GL Volvo. 1,000 or so property sales later, I’ve seen many agents come and go, many things have changed but there’s one constant that hasn’t when it comes to selling real estate and that’s market knowledge, marketing expertise, selling expertise and personal service. These things still count the most if you want to maximise your sales price.
So . . . here are 5 maybe not-so-known facts about me and why I love selling real estate!
#1 — When you’re selling your home, you’d hope your agent knows how to sell, and better still lives and breathes selling virtually 24/7. If there was one thing I can claim, it would be I’ve been in sales most of my life. When I was 7 years old, I got an idea in my head to sell one-metre-square parcels of land on the vacant block next door to other kids in the street. That summer “selling land” I made enough money to buy a couple of extra Ekka Sample Bags. And that’s when I got hooked on selling.
#2 — You name it I’ve sold it. Wool, pigs, cars, insurance, furniture, bagels, art and of course property, lots and lots of property. I started selling land as a kid and fell in love with the psychology of selling and property. I’ve been very fortunate to have sold the best of the best and the worst of the worst. It doesn’t matter to me I just love selling property.