She is only 26 years old, but Tori DeMamiel has already advanced from real estate trainee to business owner in just four years.
Raised in the rolling hills and lush green pastures of the Darling Downs, Ms DeMamiel’s passion for the region’s real estate market has enabled her to forge a strong career, leading to the purchase of First National Real Estate Warwick.
“I absolutely love real estate because every single day is different, brings new challenges, and it almost doesn’t feel like work at all,” Ms DeMamiel said.
“I was extremely fortunate to get a great traineeship in real estate, working as a personal assistant to an agency principal a few years back.
“When you’re in that position, you have a lot of responsibility on your shoulders, so you get your feet on the ground very quickly and can learn a lot, fast.”
While working in sales and property management roles, Ms DeMamiel studied to obtain her real estate certificate of registration.
Initially, her sales were typically residential rural properties in Warwick, but as the region has greened up, she has become much more involved with farms and agribusiness sales.
“Water is everything in the Darling Downs, so when there’s a lot more of it around, the property market naturally pivots more towards agribusiness and lifestyle properties,” Ms DeMamiel said.
“We’re also seeing rapid changes in our local marketplace as a result of COVID-19. There’s a marked increase in buyers moving from Western Australia and Victoria.
“Houses which had previously been on the market for more than 1000 days have all been sold, and, a lot of rental stock has been absorbed by homeowners.”
Ms DeMamiel has ambitious plans for First National Real Estate Warwick but her main focus, for now, is shifting the agency’s marketing to leading edge methodologies.
“There are some fantastic digital marketing tools at First National so I’m gradually implementing new pre-listing, listing and on-the-market eBooks, using new templated marketing options and considering all sorts of things like signage,” she said.