Feature Interviews

  • It isn’t often that someone’s story leaves you speechless, but Michelle Errichiello, co-director of Raine&Horne Essendon, has one of those stories. She spoke with Hannah Blackiston about the accident that changed her life forever, her career as a Paralympian and how her office swept the Raine & Horne Victorian State Awards. Michelle Errichiello has lived in the Essendon area her…

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  • What was your first job? I started working in my uncle’s takeaway in Watson when I was about 12. It was a really beneficial experience for me; hospitality is a great way to bring someone out of their shell. What’s been the best thing to happen to you in your career? I received the REIACT Commercial Salesperson of the Year…

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  • Joining the real estate industry three years ago from a development and engineering background, Tyson Clarke has already achieved formidable success in Brisbane’s high-end market. He spoke with Hannah Blackiston about work ethic, building a profile and delivering on promises. Tyson Clarke has a different attitude to real estate. Despite only being in the industry for three years, his expansive…

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  • After I finished high school I got into an engineering course, which I didn’t start because I just didn’t have a passion for it. So I deferred it and thought I’d try and get into real estate.” After completing his licence and with a vision to one day having an office of his own, Malek walked into his local real…

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  • “I got my start in leasing, and I was pretty good; I was leasing properties within five days, but I was terrible at the admin side. I got my first opportunity in sales at 19 – my boss took a weekend off with an injury, so I had three properties of his and I sold all three on the day.…

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  • “You obviously meet a lot of people through the RE/MAX network and I’d consistently caught up with the guys up here. Then I came for a holiday a couple of years ago and just loved it, absolutely loved it.” After falling in love with the Cairns region, Tiffany reached out to principal Tony Williamson and asked if there was a…

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  • Like many start-ups, the idea was born from personal experience. NOKK co-founder Ben Voltz, a digital entrepreneur who also counts transaction platform ROKT as one of his successes, was struggling to find a home in his desired suburb of Albert Park in Melbourne. “There were only about 15 properties on the market, which is a very small amount out of…

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  • After languishing on the market for three years, a property in Victoria’s Narre Warren North sold this year with Kristen Turner of Peake Real Estate who took over the listing in April. Not only did Ms Turner secure a record price for the home, it also become the most-clicked on realestate.com.au for 2018 – finding its way in front of…

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  • Grant Smith Director, Century 21 Grant Smith Property What’s the market like in your area? The Sunshine Coast property market is a strong performing region with extensive growth and development. The region is experiencing growth in the health sector with the new hospital, as well as expansions to all major shopping centres. Being on the coast, just an hour north…

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  • Entering the real estate industry straight out of high school, Hayley Van de Ven was a successful sales agent by the age of 18 – something she can barely believe now. “When I think about it now, I wonder who would have taken me seriously at 18,” laughs Hayley. She initially entered into a youth training program run by Ray…

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  • Richardson & Wrench’s office presence in Potts Point is a great reflection of their team. Although they’ve moved into a thoroughly modern office space on bustling Macleay Street, just a couple of blocks away they still have one of their old offices. It’s here that Jason Boon works. The office, which also acts as an auction space, matches his personality…

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  • “I’d noticed the homeless situation getting worse and worse – I think in the inner city over the last six years I’ve really been noticing it – but I’ve always thought it’s someone else’s responsibility. Someone else will deal with that. Then I realised I could actually do something about it, which is how the project started. “I thought, here…

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  • Channel Nine’s renovation juggernaut The Block wrapped on its 14th season this year, seeing Hayden and Sara from New South Wales take the (slightly controversial) win, represented by McGrath St Kilda principal Michael Townsend. But representing Kerrie and Spence from South Australia was The Block’s first all-female (and the only female agents this season) team, Emily Adams and Stephanie Evans…

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  • Tell us about yourself and your role at OusProperty. Born and bred in the country town of Naracoorte, SA, I moved to Adelaide for sport as a teenager. I then lived in a variety of locations across the state and Australia before being enticed back to Adelaide because the city is so ‘livable’. Today, I’m a sales agent and auctioneer…

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