Each month at Ray White New Farm we acknowledge agents who have performed extremely well for the month. Each month the winning agent gets an invaluable car park designated to them and some much loved bubbles.
This month it was the seriously inspiring “mother daughter team”. They are high achievers and these girls are nothing short of remarkable. Christine originally trained as a journalist and in international business, having worked for many years for a leading international airline. Christine is now a fully licensed real estate agent, and alongside her daughter Emily, also a qualified agent and interior stylist, the pair becoming Brisbane’s most recognised Mother Daughter Team!
We have asked Christine a few questions about herself!
Tell us a little bit about your background – what did you originally study and what path led you to what you’re doing today?
Originally, at school my dream was always to be a journalist. I was fortunate enough to work in the television industry and study my cadetship in journalism when I left school. This was a wonderful experience in reporting, producing at later presenting evening news bulletins. Prior to going into real estate, I also worked in training and development for a leading international airline for almost 10 years, looking after the Chairman’s Lounge and Platinum international travelers including Brian and Rosie White!
Real estate had always been a passion and after experiences renovating, buying and selling properties, decided that knowledge and experience being a buyer and seller, would help in delivering an exceptional level of service to my clients.
What does a typical day at work involve for you?
What I love most about real estate is that every day is different and challenging. The day mainly involves looking at properties and helping my clients prepare their homes for sale, recommending stylists, interior designers, tradespeople, landscapers to make their homes look their best! Helping project manage the sale of a property can take months and in some cases years before a property finally goes on the market. Timing is everything! Having a media background is also very helpful in coordinating the marketing campaigns. I like to attend each property shoot to make sure we capture the essence of the home and it’s architectural beauty, working closely with Emily to design our marketing collateral, where a journalistic background is also helpful. We also are very proactive in looking to find an angle to promote our clients homes in the media and are fortunate to regularly achieve great exposure for our sellers. Finally, working closely with our buyers and making sure they are attended to promptly, shown a selection of properties to meet their needs and given extensive market information is a very big part of our day.
What is your proudest career achievement to date?
I have been very fortunate to have received many awards in the media, airline and even real estate industries. While these accolades are an honor, I can honestly say that the greatest career of all is being a mother! Family is such a rewarding and challenging role and I unashamedly say being a Mum, especially a single working mother is my greatest achievement. I am very fortunate the my daughter Emily also shares a passion for interior design and real estate and has the opportunity to work with me to further her own real estate career.
What would be your dream project?
Dream project is currently to renovate my early 1900’s Newstead cottage into a beautiful inner city sanctuary. Bringing out the true beauty of a home is hard work and incredibly rewarding.
What are you looking forward to?
At the moment, I can really relate to the stress of moving. I am looking forward to getting settled in my home, unpacking boxes, finishing the renovations and then taking a winter break for two weeks in Bali to stay in a beautiful villa at Seminyak.