Real estate – a family business
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. ■