Leaps of faith: Christine Rudolph on client-centric success, empowering women, and leading with purpose

Christine Rudolph's real estate journey is about a lot more than breaking barriers—it's about backing herself, building others up and acting as a beacon for her clients.

Christine Rudolph believes there are two things that hold women back – fear and not feeling worthy of success.

But, bit by bit, mentee by mentee, the Ray White New Farm agent is empowering women, setting them on a path to success and shaping tomorrow’s leaders.

In today’s episode of the Elevate podcast, hosted by Samantha McLean, Christine reveals her journey from a small-town upbringing and journalism career to becoming a real estate powerhouse who has hit Elite status year after year.

Christine unveils the bold leap of faith that propelled her into real estate, transforming her future as a single mum and imparting invaluable life lessons for her daughter, Emily, who followed her into the business.

With a passion for mentoring women towards financial independence, Christine discusses how she navigated Emily breaking away to do real estate her way, why she’s so dedicated to building women up, her role with Leading Ladies of Real Estate, and the importance of self-belief.

She also takes a deep dive into her core values of honesty, integrity, and resilience and how these principles form the foundation of her client-centric approach to real estate and her collaborative sales strategy.

Finally, Christine provides exclusive insights into Brisbane’s dynamic market, her innovative techniques for calming buyer anxieties, and her ambitious vision for the future, including groundbreaking property projects and a podcast of her own.

“I really believe that you’ve got to look at yourself and think, ‘If I want to do something, what’s holding me back? Is it fear or is it because I don’t believe in myself – I don’t believe I’m worthy of that?’ And I just want to say to everyone, that you really have to get out there and do it. You just have to believe in yourself and face your fears, and you’ve got to be resilient.” – Christine Rudolph

Sam and Christine discuss:

  • 3:30 – In the beginning: How Christine transitioned from a small-town upbringing and a journalism career to become a real estate powerhouse, fuelled by life’s challenges.
  • 6:40 – A leap of faith: How helping sell her own property marked Christine’s bold leap into real estate, shaping her future as a single mum and teaching her daughter key life lessons.
  • 16:00 – Empowering women: Christine’s passion for mentoring women towards financial independence, her role in Leading Ladies of Real Estate, and the importance of self-belief.
  • 19:45 – Core values: Explore Christine’s pillars of honesty, integrity, and resilience, her collaborative sales approach, and the secret to building enduring client relationships.
  • 24:00 – Client-centric success: Christine’s client-first philosophy, the unique blend of Ray White’s national strength and family atmosphere, and a client’s 80% return in five years.
  • 26:36 – Market insight: A deep dive into Brisbane’s stock shortage, interest rate impacts, market sentiment, and Christine’s techniques for calming buyer anxieties.
  • 29:00 – From agent to advisor: The journey from being a typical agent to a trusted advisor, including why Christine’s collaborates with and refers clients to other agents.
  • 31:20 – Most memorable sale: Why Christine’s favourite sale is about life-changing impact not price, and her dedication to creating ‘beautiful conclusions’ in every transaction.
  • 35:39 – Vision for the future: What’s on Christine’s agenda for the next 12 months, including personal property projects, building her own podcast, and expanding her business.

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Samantha McLean

Samantha McLean is the Co-Founder and Managing Editor of Elite Agent and Host of the Elevate Podcast.