Name: Danny Day.
Suburb: Predominantly Wynnum/Manly, the Bay Islands and
surrounds, but have I travelled as far as Wellington Point,
Ipswich and East Brisbane for referred clients.
What’s your business? OCEAN REALTY.
Do you have any fun/interesting stories about your job? Selling property is not just about the house itself, but the people who are selling. I have been called upon to remove snakes and feed chooks. It’s always different and interesting.
What’s your favorite local dine-in and take-away? For the family we love dining at the Moreton Bay Trailer Boat Club, and for take-away we often head to Marina Crest in Manly.
Best local activity? I really enjoy taking part in the Wynnum parkrun on a Saturday morning, and the outdoor movie nights in Manly are always fun.
Shortest sale time? 12 hours – listed at 8am and sold by 8pm the same day.
Longest sale time? 90 days. Some properties take hard work and tenacity, especially in difficult markets.
Is there anything you’d like to see happen in the local area? I think the Wynnum-Manly foreshore is a prime location for a lagoon-style water park similar to Redcliffe.
Is there a local business/community group/club you’d like to give a shout-out to? Wynnum Bugs Rugby Club has been a big part of our family’s life in the last few years and it’s a wonderful place for people to come together while the kids have fun on the field. The Lady Bugs netball also draws strong support from the community.
Name: Liza Martinez.
Suburb: The Bayside area, or where my clients like me to sell.
I had a recent sale in Marsden (Logan Shire).
What’s your business? LJ Hooker Property Centre – Manly.
Do you have any fun/interesting stories about your job?
The fun part is handing over keys and gifts at settlement.
An interesting one: I “soldiered on” when I slipped over wearing wet shoes a couple of hours prior to my first open home two years ago. I didn’t know at the time, but tore my hamstring off the bone; applied ice for a couple of hours, grabbed crutches I already had, and my husband accompanied me to my opened homes that followed. This made for a very interesting talking point at the open homes that followed.
What’s your favourite local dine-in and take-away? Lemoni Greek Cuzina at Tingalpa.
Best local activity? Zumba with weights in Drevesen Park and free Council tai chi classes along the waterfront from Wynnum to Lota.
Shortest sale time? Before the signboard was installed on the same day.
Longest sale time? Around 60 days.
Is there anything you’d like to see happen in the local area? Wider walking paths for dogs and the general population on the esplanade.
Is there a local business/community group/club you’d like to give a shout-out to? Bayside BMX club Wynnum West – local mums and dads giving up their time helping in the day-to-day running of the club.