Captain of her own career ship
Taking a chance on a new career was one of the best moves real estate agent Margaret Wright ever made.
It was 18 years ago that a teacher at Matamata College asked if she would be interested in working with his wife at Waikato Real Estate.
Margaret said she was more accustomed to driving tractors on the Walton dairy farm she owns with her husband than working in an office.
‘‘ It was very nice to change from putting my overalls on to be dressing up and going off to work,’’ she said.
‘‘I can honestly say I am still excited to go to work every morning.’’
Waikato Real Estate was later taken over by Harveys and two years ago became LJ Hooker Matamata.
Margaret has taken each change in her stride and was last month awarded membership into the LJ Hooker Captain’s Club –a recognition for high performance in sales.
This comes from a string of consistent accolades dating back to 1999.
LJ Hooker Matamata owners Val and Gibson Barron said it came as a result of years of hard work and commitment.
‘‘Her high degree of professional ability together with her love of helping people achieve their real estate goals has made her a popular choice with clients,’’ said Gibson.
‘‘They tell us they appreciate and value her integrity and trustworthiness.’’
Meeting new people and helping them to move on to the next stage of their lives was the most rewarding part of the job, said Margaret.
‘‘It’s the people that keep coming back to me for repeat business that gives me a real love for the job and has helped me win this award.’’
High flyer: LJ Hooker Matamata agent Margaret Wright has been inducted into the Captain’s Club.