All I want for CHRIST­MAS

A hand­ful of this year's in­dus­try in­flu­encers re­veal what is on their Santa list. For more 2018 Top 50 In­dus­try In­flu­encers see page 58.

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LEANNE PILKINGTON REINSW PRES­I­DENT AND LAING+SIM­MONS MD

What could Santa do for the real es­tate in­dus­try? Bring us a Prop­erty Com­mis­sioner so we can work with peo­ple who un­der­stand the in­dus­try and de­liver a bet­ter re­sult for all our con­sumers, rather than the on­go­ing is­sues we e have been try­ing to man­age.

Will you be mak­ing any New Year's res­o­lu­tions? To con­tinue mak­ing the most of ev­ery op­por­tu­nity and to en­joy my last year as REINSW Pres­i­dent.

What is one goal you've set your­self for 2019? ? In­creased fe­male rep­re­sen­ta­tion on the REINSW Board, and sig­nif­i­cant growth of L+S S of­fice num­bers.

What was your great­est achieve­ment in 2018? Manag­ing the de­mands of two busy jobs!

DAN WHITE RAY WHITE GROUP DI­REC­TOR

What could Santa do for the real es­tate in­dus­try? Ask Bill Shorten to keep the cur­rent hous­ing pol­icy as it is if he be­comes our next Prime Min­is­ter.

Will you be mak­ing any New Year's res­o­lu­tions? No, be­cause I'm mak­ing res­o­lu­tions through­out the year.

What is one goal you've set your­self for 2019? Be­come a data science ex­pert.

What was your great­est achieve­ment in 2018? See­ing 3,000 of our net­work mem­bers to­gether for our Con­nect Con­fer­ence. Re­al­is­ing how much en­ergy and po­ten­tial is in the com­pany was a real high­light.

LISA B REAL ES­TATE COACH AND TRAINER What could Santa do for the real es­tate in­dus­try? Santa, can you please help agents to treat each other nicer and re­spect their com­peti­tors.

Will you be mak­ing any New Year's res­o­lu­tions? Yes, but I've al­ready started! I'm go­ing to be 60kgs again and fit back into all the clothes I love. I've been en­joy­ing the so­cial as­pect of food too much and not fo­cus­ing on a healthy life­style.

What is one goal you've set your­self for 2019? I'm su­per-ex­cited about a new project I'm de­vel­op­ing in the train­ing space. Stay tuned early next year!

What was your great­est achieve­ment in 2018? Set­ting up Lisa B Me­dia – Mar­ket­ing and brand­ing so­lu­tions for any busi­ness.

DAVID STE­WART MANAG­ING DI­REC­TOR, MAR­KET BUY

What's on your Christ­mas list? This is go­ing to sound re­ally dorky, but my Christ­mas list con­tains only one thing. I just want my kids to smile and en­joy the day. I want them to re­mem­ber their child­hood as a time of fun, laugh­ter and ad­ven­ture. As long as they have a good day then that's all I need.

What could Santa do for the real es­tate in­dus­try? Re­duce the ego. The ad­vent of so­cial me­dia has made it eas­ier for agents to try and one-up other agents and the vibe is get­ting nasty. Real es­tate is a ser­vice busi­ness and we all do it our own way. As long as the in­ter­ests of con­sumers is para­mount, we'll main­tain our rel­e­vance in a rapidly trans­form­ing in­dus­try.

What is one goal you've set your­self for 2019? To hit 2,000 sub­scribers to Mar­ket Buy.

What was your great­est achieve­ment in 2018? I took a process that was a joke of the in­dus­try two years ago and I dragged it kick­ing and scream­ing into the main­stream. We are cur­rently sit­ting at 700 ac­tive agents. For me, there is an im­mense sense of pride in build­ing a con­cept and prov­ing it works, and then see­ing other agents adopt­ing it.

Also we won the REIV Award for In­no­va­tion and Game Changer of Year at the AR­EAs. That was pretty cool too!

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