All I want for CHRIST­MAS

A hand­ful of this year's in­dus­try in­flu­encers re­veal what is on their Santa list.

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MICHELLE WIL­LIAMS MANAG­ING DI­REC­TOR/PRIN­CI­PAL, @HOME PROP­ERTY MAN­AGE­MENT What's on your Christ­mas list?

Food, wine, fam­ily and fun! What I love most about Christ­mas is hav­ing more time to spend with the peo­ple I love, en­joy­ing the great weather and re­lax­ing. It's a time we prop­erty man­agers re­ally need to recharge ready for peak sea­son, where the work­load gen­er­ally in­creases sig­nif­i­cantly.

What could Santa do for the real es­tate in­dus­try?

He could take the af­ter-hours calls if he has noth­ing bet­ter to do! This year we're clos­ing the doors over Christ­mas and I've put my hand up to take care of the af­ter-hours calls so that our team can en­joy the break and recharge. I hope Santa is kind to me for be­ing a good boss.

Will you be mak­ing any New Year's res­o­lu­tions?

To con­tinue to work on my health and fit­ness. This past year I've fi­nally found some bal­ance in my life and pri­ori­tised my health. I'm re­ally feel­ing the ben­e­fits of be­ing fit and strong, so hope to con­tinue and hold the mo­ti­va­tion.

What is one goal you've set your­self for 2019?

To take an­other over­seas hol­i­day. For the first time in over 10 years, Matt and I trav­elled over­seas this year to Europe for just over three weeks. It made us re­alise that there's so much to see and do in life. We're so con­fi­dent in our team now that we can fi­nally en­joy the time and com­pletely switch off. New Zealand is high on the list.

What was your great­est achieve­ment in 2018?

De­vel­op­ing my team and sup­port­ing them in achiev­ing some out­stand­ing per­sonal goals. Two of my team mem­bers were recog­nised on a na­tional level with awards and we have three team mem­bers now hold­ing di­ploma qual­i­fi­ca­tions. I get so much sat­is­fac­tion men­tor­ing and lead­ing oth­ers, and now my fo­cus is to de­velop lead­ers within the busi­ness.

VASILI HADZELLIS MANAG­ING DI­REC­TOR, CORE PROP­ERTY MAN­AGE­MENT CON­SULT­ING What's on your Christ­mas list?

First and fore­most, Christ­mas din­ner with my mum and fam­ily (she's Ital­ian, so the food will be aplenty), spend­ing time with my two lit­tle nieces, a lit­tle hol­i­day down the south coast soak­ing up the sun on the beach with close friends, then recharged, en­er­gised and ready to go for a big 2019!

What could Santa do for the real es­tate in­dus­try?

In­tro­duce more in­no­va­tive tech­nol­ogy plat­forms specif­i­cally for the prop­erty man­age­ment in­dus­try that bring ef­fi­ciency and au­toma­tion for prop­erty man­agers. I see peo­ple get bogged down by a lot of tasks that should be au­to­mated. This would free them up to fo­cus more on pro­vid­ing a de­light­ful cus­tomer ser­vice ex­pe­ri­ence and com­mu­ni­cat­ing more with their land­lords and ten­ants.

Will you be mak­ing any New Year's res­o­lu­tions?

I tend not to make New Year's res­o­lu­tions but in­stead use the New Year to re­flect on all I've achieved. I re­flect on ev­ery­thing over the past year I have to be grate­ful for, write it all down and then have it to ac­cess through­out the year in case I need a lit­tle re­minder if I'm not hav­ing a 10/10 day. I then look at set­ting in­ten­tions for the year… I tend to find that in­ten­tions go deeper and fo­cus on what is re­ally im­por­tant to me.

What is one goal you've set your­self for 2019?

A few of my in­ten­tions for 2019: I want to look and feel fab­u­lous in a tai­lored suit, ex­plore Italy and Greece as a lo­cal, not as a tourist, and con­tinue my mis­sion in chang­ing prop­erty man­age­ment for good.

What was your great­est achieve­ment of 2018?

At the be­gin­ning of 2018 I set out to speak at five In­dus­try and prop­erty man­age­ment con­fer­ences, and at last count I'd spo­ken at 15 con­fer­ences across Aus­tralia. I am so hum­bled and thank­ful.

HAY­LEY MITCHELL DI­REC­TOR, MITCHELL PROP­ERTY TRAIN­ING What's on your Christ­mas list?

I re­ally need to start plan­ning for Christ­mas; a cou­ple more busy weeks then I'll get stuck into it. With two small kids, Christ­mas is no longer about us – it's all about them. I'm look­ing for­ward to hav­ing my first Christ­mas off work in about 20 years!

What could Santa do for the real es­tate in­dus­try?

With the up­com­ing changes to the RTA, I wish Santa could change some of the new leg­is­la­tion. Like keep­ing the 120 days' no-rea­son no­tice to va­cate and re­mov­ing the re­stric­tion on the end of fixed-term no­tice to va­cate to the ini­tial lease term.

Will you be mak­ing any New Year's res­o­lu­tions?

Not re­ally, but I'll be try­ing to be a bit health­ier in 2019. Be­ing on the road a lot, some­times I tend not to eat as well or ex­er­cise as much as I should.

What is one goal you've set your­self for 2019?

To be kind to my­self and to oth­ers. I want to be more pro­tec­tive of my time and not al­low my­self to wear my­self out. This means at least one day a week to work from home on the busi­ness, rather than in the busi­ness.

What was your great­est achieve­ment in 2018?

Sell­ing my rent roll, al­low­ing my­self time to slow down a bit and not feel guilty about it. Also buy­ing a car­a­van and tak­ing breaks with my fam­ily. We'll be in­cor­po­rat­ing train­ing and fam­ily car­a­van trips in 2019 across re­gional Vic­to­ria and into other states as well in the fu­ture.

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