Real es­tate – a fam­ily busi­ness

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Liftout -

AP­PAR­ENTLY real es­tate is not a ca­reer path young Aus­tralians as­pire to.

Pub­lished in 2013, the Na­tional Cen­tre for Vo­ca­tional Ed­u­ca­tion and Re­search’s study of more than 2000 15year-olds found many as­pired to be lawyers, psy­chol­o­gists, de­sign­ers and vet­eri­nar­i­ans, but none wanted to be a real es­tate agent.

At the time, a prom­i­nent Vic­to­rian agent com­mented that the only chil­dren who wanted to join the in­dus­try were the chil­dren of real es­tate agents.

In our “A fam­ily busi­ness” fea­ture we talk to sev­eral fam­i­lies, in­clud­ing par­ents and their chil­dren and a hus­band and wife team, about their paths into real es­tate.

For some it was a nat­u­ral pro­gres­sion; oth­ers had no in­ten­tion of join­ing the in­dus­try ini­tially, yet all have built suc­cess­ful ca­reers and busi­nesses over the years.

See pages 9 to 17 for more. ■

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