Cap­tain of her own ca­reer ship

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

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.

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