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Sales agent and auc­tion­eer Brad Hen­der­son has set his sights high – but en­joy­ing life, good health and a sense of ful­fil­ment is part of his long-term vi­sion.

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Brad Hen­der­son

Tell us about your­self and your role at OusProp­erty. Born and bred in the coun­try town of Nara­coorte, SA, I moved to Ade­laide for sport as a teenager. I then lived in a va­ri­ety of lo­ca­tions across the state and Aus­tralia be­fore be­ing en­ticed back to Ade­laide be­cause the city is so ‘liv­able’.

To­day, I’m a sales agent and auc­tion­eer at OusProp­erty. We’re a bou­tique brand rep­re­sent­ing clients all across metropoli­tan Ade­laide, with a higher en­gage­ment of ser­vice within the west­ern and coastal mar­ket­places.

I love my work­place – we have a lot of fun and I’m ex­cited for the fu­ture with our grow­ing team.

What mo­ti­vated you to get into real es­tate? It’s no se­cret that Aus­tralians have a love af­fair with real es­tate; I’m just one of the ma­jor­ity!

I see real es­tate as the pro­fes­sion, the com­mod­ity, the peo­ple and re­la­tion­ships we for­mu­late – my aligned ve­hi­cle to­wards cre­at­ing an ideal life­style to en­joy now and for many years to come.

What is the mar­ket like in your area right now? We’re find­ing dif­fer­ent cat­e­gories of prop­erty are per­form­ing at dif­fer­ent lev­els. For ex­am­ple, the strata-ti­tled mar­ket has been flat for some years, while de­mo­li­tion and devel­op­ment sites are in hot de­mand, in pre­mium coastal sub­urbs.

Ade­laide con­tin­ues to prove a sound in­vest­ment. There have been steady in­creases in me­dian prop­erty val­ues in re­cent times, with ex­pec­ta­tion for a sim­i­lar trend mov­ing for­ward.

Who or what in­spires you? This will sound deep, but I’m in­spired by the con­cept of liv­ing a ful­filled life by de­sign. I of­ten take quiet time to think, ‘What do I en­joy? Who do I want to be around? What do I want to ex­pe­ri­ence? How am I go­ing to get it?’

Liv­ing aligned to my ethos, sur­rounded by pos­i­tive peo­ple cre­at­ing mem­o­rable mo­ments, is my in­spi­ra­tion. Check out Jack Delosa on YouTube – I’m a big fan.

In your ‘brief­case’ right now is… My iPad, notepad, busi­ness cards and agency agree­ments.

In my car: Chewy mints, deo spray, Blue­tooth speaker to set the mood at opens, and notepads for on-the-fly scrib­ble mes­sages when I want to com­pli­ment some­one’s gar­den, or ask them to call me for some in­sight.

In my hand: iPhone, al­ways.

Some­thing you couldn’t live without? Good health. Sounds ob­vi­ous, but I can vouch that it’s so easy to put health and fit­ness aside and take care of it an­other day. I’m work­ing through morn­ing strate­gies to en­sure I get my ex­er­cise rou­tine done first thing and let­ting the day’s agenda roll on from there.

What do you en­joy most about Elite Agent/EPM Mag­a­zine? It’s a great in­sight into the peo­ple and busi­nesses of our in­dus­try from all over the coun­try. There’s al­ways a lit­tle piece of gold in each edi­tion that’s rel­e­vant. I sub­scribe to the mag­a­zine, I re­ceive #TheBrief daily – well done to your team for pro­duc­ing great con­tent!

What apps do you use most at the mo­ment on your iPhone or iPad? Without a doubt, In­sta­gram (fol­low me @brad_hen­der­son_) so­cially and pro­fes­sion­ally. Face­book and LinkedIn for other means to com­mu­ni­cate. Google Drive for ad­min. RP Data Pro for prop­erty in­sight on the go. Spo­tify for mu­sic. And, fi­nally, TheGrint for golf course GPS, be­cause real es­tate agents are al­lowed to have other hob­bies too.

What ad­vice would you give some­one start­ing out in real es­tate? Play the long game. Con­sider an ‘ap­pren­tice­ship’ to give your­self the op­por­tu­nity to de­velop a solid foun­da­tion of what’s re­quired in this in­dus­try – to de­velop your sales and per­sonal skills and build your factual mar­ket knowl­edge. Start­ing in a per­sonal as­sis­tant or buyer agent role al­lows you to wit­ness first­hand and learn from ex­pe­ri­enced agents in your of­fice.

Be open to speak­ing with agents out­side your of­fice, too. The good ones will be all too happy to give a lit­tle of their time with sin­cere ad­vice.

Any words to live by? I’ve held this short poem in mind for many years:

“One earth, one sun, one air we breathe, One soul, one life, one chance we re­ceive.”

“I love my work­place – we have a lot of fun and I’m ex­cited for the fu­ture.”

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