How engaging a local agent could mean money in the bank - The Community Leader and Real Estate New and Views
Real Estate


Just like going fishing in a new location, you want to talk to a local for the best tips and spots to catch the biggest fish. When looking at selling your biggest investment, engaging a local agent with intimate long-term knowledge of your area could be one of the best financial decisions you will make.

As an agent, living local means I have intimate knowledge of the suburban pockets that invariably make up local communities. Having this intimate knowledge means I can add value to a property when engaging with potential buyers by pointing out the unique features and offerings of each street.

Things buyers like to know include how family-orientated or social the street is; what the neighbours are like, and how best to engage with them. Or how accessible it is to shops, schools and transport, and even what catchment the home is in for local schools.

In addition, foundational to selling a house is believing in the area where the home is located, to be able to share the benefits on offer with the potential buyer.

Personal knowledge of my local area I serve comes from having a family that has lived in the district for over 75 years. I myself am an old Iona boy, and I now continue this tradition with my sons. With this long-established network of friends and family, I can keep across what is happening in my community.

I also believe in the importance of local community participation. One of these things for me is coaching at the Wynnum Bugs rugby club, which has a wonderful community spirit, not to mention the fact that I get to enjoy being out on the glorious rugby fields located right on the waterfront.

As a local agent, I also take opportunities to give back to my community through sponsorship and donations, which in turn helps keep those organisations financially viable while contributing to maintaining and building a prosperous community.

Using local means you’re not only getting the best service in the selling of your home, but investing in Wynnum-Manly itself so it continues to thrive, making it an exciting prospect for the years ahead.