Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Pleasure Gained from Helping Others Inspires Steve

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Pleasure Gained from Helping Others Inspires Steve

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What was your original career choice? I went to university in Perth to study a Bachelor of Business in hotel management.

Your favourite place in the world and why? Pelekas Beach in Greece, where I spent three summers living on the beach after uni.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years time? Right here in Coolum Beach.

First sale? First sale in the Coolum area was a funky prefabricated house at 1 Tanah St West, Mount Coolum. Called ModShack, it sold for $432,000.

Most memorable sale? A recent beachfront property to a family with a daughter with special needs. The location of the property was really going to make a big difference to them and enhance the quality of life for mum, who was pretty much a full-time carer.

Is there an area you particularly focus on? Coolum Beach to Mount Coolum.

Where did you grow up and your clearest childhood memory? I grew up in Busselton, south-west WA. Earliest memories were swimming at Geographe Bay.

Which celebrity do you resonate with and why? Pretty hopeless when it comes to celebrities. I got sucked into The Voice and was really impressed with how genuine Keith Urban was about helping people and sharing his knowledge, and he just seemed so grounded.

Comfort food? Slow-roasted lamb shoulder and a big glass of cab sav.

Best advice you have ever received? Don't let the little things get in the way of the big things. Work out what the important things are while you can still do them and if you're not spending time doing those things, you need to make some changes.

Advice or quote you find yourself recounting often? Some people look like they are just plain lucky, but the harder you work the luckier you seem to get.

A four-hour appointment has just rescheduled How will you fill the time? My PA keeps me organised so she would have that gap filled in no time so I wouldn't even get a chance to get the boardies on and hit the beach. …

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