Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

'Most Days You Love It and Some Days You Hate It'

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

'Most Days You Love It and Some Days You Hate It'

Article excerpt

Where do you see yourself in 10 years time? Selling real estate in Caloundra. This industry makes for a love/hate relationship. Most days you love it and some days you hate it.

First sale? A small subdivision in Caboolture where lots sold for between $14,000 and $16,000 a block.

Where do you consider the next hot spots of the coast? Dicky Beach, Battery Hill and beachside Currimundi, simply because they are limited in size and proportion and very close to the surf and endless beaches.

Where is booming now? Overall there is a general lift in the market of all beachside suburbs. The market is generally in a far better place than it was in late 2013.

Is there an area you particularly focus on? Golden Beach, Shelly, Moffat and Dicky Beaches. Again, near the beach.

Where did you grow up and your clearest childhood memory? I grew up in Northgate and Caboolture. My father was a doctor and I have many memories of going on home visits in the surrounding areas of Caboolture and the hinterland including emergency boat rides to Bribie Island in the middle of the night. Now that was a big adventure. I also have fond early childhood memories of travelling to Caloundra for family holidays.

Are you a dog or cat person? Dogs are definitely man's best friend. Both true and loyal, a rare quality today.

Comfort food? Chocolate and a good heavy beer -- not necessarily at the same time.

Favourite day and time of the week? Sunday as it is family day. I try to push property and real estate out of my mind one day a week.

Best advice you have ever received? "You can't win them all" and "walk away from the unachievable". I guess a rural background is a great leveller considering the hardships of drought and commodity prices and so it was also a great lesson for real estate.

Sometimes magic does not happen and a sale does not eventuate. …

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