Name: Margaret Vote .
What’s your business? Raine & Horne Wynnum Manly.
What’s something about you that not many people know? I won three gold medals in the Dragon Boat Queensland State Titles 2021.
Do you have any fun/interesting stories about your job? We always meet interesting people and life can always be fun in real estate, because we hear such interesting stories.
What’s your favourite restaurant/cafe? Café le Mer, May’s Thai, and Matilda’s Art of Gelato.
What’s the best local activity in your area? The Manly Dragon Boat Club.
Your shortest real estate sale time? One day.
Your longest real estate sale time? When I become part of the family!
How many properties did you sell in 2021? More than 67.
Is there anything you’d like to see happen in the local area? We already have it – Majestic Cinemas is a game-changer for Wynnum, Manly and Lota areas.
Is there a local business/community group/club you’d like to give a shout-out to? Tom Oliver for having the passion and courage to organise the inaugural Wynnum Fringe 2020 for out-of-work musicians and entertainers after Covid, and for his even bigger vision for Wynnum Fringe 2021 bringing even bigger surprises with top performers to our area. Watch this space!
Name: Byron Freeborn.
What’s your business? Real estate stuff.
What’s something about you that not many people know? I sailed a 16-foot catamaran to Straddie and back, without knowing exactly how to handle righting the vessel if I were to capsize…luckily, I made it!
Do you have any fun/interesting stories about your job? I’m just working on my real estate book currently, volume 1, so I don’t want to spoil the material!
What’s your favourite restaurant/cafe? The Manly Boat House, The Arsonist, and Ground Hog Social.
What’s the best local activity in your area? Anything bay/Esplanade related – sailing, Park Run etc.
Your shortest real estate sale time? On market: Launched mid-week, then sold by end of that Saturday. Those few days allowed me to make sure I gathered all who were interested with no stones unturned.
Off market: Sold within a day – that may be a site unseen, paying big money, allowing the owner to have confidence they aren’t leaving any dollars on the table.
Your longest real estate sale time? Lato Baia, that was an off-the-plan sales campaign (cinema project), which kicked off March 2020, pretty much when Covid hit and we wrapped up the last few sales May/June 2021. However, for a project of that size (approximately 62 apartments) having most sold by the time titles were issued was pretty decent going.
How many properties did you sell in 2021? Year to date it’s 31.
Is there anything you’d like to see happen in the local area? The Wynnum Fringe festival to become a major drawcard on the Wynnum landscape.
Is there a local business/community group/club you’d like to give a shout-out to? Rotary Club Wynnum/Manly, which I’m a member – it’s packed full of impressive individuals who do a tremendous amount for the local community, both visibly and behind the scenes.