I’ve worked in real estate since I finished studying, but my work at Ray White Erskineville | Alexandria | Surry Hills with Ercan has been the most challenging and rewarding.
As Ercan’s Business Manager, once he signs up a property for sale he hands all the administration over to me. I keep our clients up to date throughout the selling process, especially with regard to the marketing of their property. Ercan’s very active in marketing. I’ve got a checklist two pages long that includes dates for photographers, arrangements for filming the property video’s and deadlines for when the property must go live on real estate websites and all our social media. I liaise with magazine editors, email campaigns to our database along with managing letterbox drops within our local area. It’s a challenge to keep all that coordinated for a number of different properties, but I love to be busy and be given responsibility. At Ray White I’m learning all the time and love the client contact.
We go the extra mile with our listings. For example, buyers like to know the history of the house they’re interested in so I prepare a mini renovation history on each property. We also offer our properties as lifestyle pieces for magazines, because that can raise the profile of a property significantly. I’m responsible for fact-checking and proof-reading all these documents so if you’re a vendor I’ll be in touch to ensure your home is presented as impressively as it can be.
And that’s only one side of the equation. Good communication is essential to Ercan and my job is to ensure all buyers are kept in the loop. I help them with obtaining strata reports, building and best inspections and supplying them with property contracts. I also liaise with their solicitors and arrange for the collection of keys once the settlement of their new home has occurred.
I think Ercan, Astrid and I work well together because we all like being on the go. Time off for me is travelling – Spain, Greece, Croatia, Hamilton Island, anywhere near the water. I like to read about people who’ve achieved a lot in their lives – that’s inspiring for me. And I like to see the funny side of things so we can have laugh while we get the job done.