Mandurah Coastal Times - - RESIDENTIAL -

AF­TER years of hard work and ded­i­ca­tion, Mar­garet Hayter, owner of Seachange Realty Rent Shop, is de­part­ing for a wel­learned re­tire­ment.

“I have re­ally en­joyed my 10 years of own­er­ship of the busi­ness,” Mrs Hayter said.

“I took on a chal­lenge from the be­gin­ning, start­ing with only two prop­er­ties and work­ing from home.”

Over the years, the small busi­ness grew and flour­ished.

“My goals were to build a busi­ness which looked af­ter its clients and staff,” Mrs Hayter said.

“I had an ac­count­ing back­ground be­fore real es­tate which I be­lieve put me in good stead. Each month we were lucky enough to have busi­ness grow.”

“A large per­cent­age of busi­ness al­ways came from ex­ist­ing and past clients re­fer­ring friends and fam­ily.

“This type of growth was the pin­na­cle of my real es­tate ca­reer and I am very proud of and grate­ful for it.”

Al­though Mrs Hayter stepped back in the pre­vi­ous two years, an­tic­i­pat­ing her re­tire­ment, she knows mov­ing on will be dif­fi­cult.

“I will miss the friend­ships of my staff and all of my clients,” Mrs Hayter said.

“I have al­ways been very lucky with my staff over the 10 years as I en­joyed ex­cel­lent loy­alty and very min­i­mal turnover.”

Busi­ness has not al­ways been smooth sail­ing for Mrs Hayter, but her loyal cus­tomers and staff made things eas­ier.

“Over the years I have had few hic­cups the death of my hus­band in 2010 and then my mother in 2013 and on both of those oc­ca­sions when I was deal­ing with what I had to my staff took over, for which I was eter­nally grate­ful.

“Some­times I think these things bring a busi­ness down but in my case it strength­ened mine.”

Seachange Realty Rent Shop will con­tinue in the hands of new owner, Greg O’Far­rell.

Left: Greg O'Far­rell and Mar­garet Hayter. Right: Mar­garet Hayter waves good­bye as she sets off on her new ad­ven­ture.

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