Gisele takes out hon­ours

The Weekend Post - Real Estate - - Real Estate -

GISELE Ge­orge has en­joyed a busy start to the year, so much so that the RE/MAX Cairns real es­tate agent has been named the com­pany’s sec­ond high­est sales as­so­ciate in the coun­try.

RE/MAX Aus­tralia man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Michael Da­voren made the an­nounce­ment at the net­work’s re­cent mid-year Rally in Bris­bane, say­ing real es­tate cus­tomers could be con­fi­dent they were deal­ing with the in­dus­try’s best when they dealt with Ms Ge­orge, and the rest of the Cairns RE/MAX team.

“This award rep­re­sents an ex­cep­tional de­gree of cus­tomer ser­vice fo­cus, and mar­ket­ing, com­mu­ni­ca­tion and ne­go­ti­a­tion skills,” he said.

Ms Ge­orge claimed the No. 2 Top Sales As­so­ciate Award and is recog­nised as one of the top sales­peo­ple in the RE/MAX Aus­tralia net­work, with the high­est fig­ure for set­tled trans­ac­tions for the first half of 2015.

“It is an hon­our, it is great to be achiev­ing so well early in the piece, but selling is not about awards for me,” Ms Ge­orge said.

“It is more about peo­ple I deal with. We had an auc­tion this week and when the peo­ple bought the prop­erty un­der the ham­mer they cried; that is what is re­ally spe­cial to me ... I love that side of it.”

RE/MAX Real Es­tate Ser­vices Cairns prin­ci­pal Tony Wil­liamson said: “Gisele has a great rep­u­ta­tion for read­ing the Cairns prop­erty mar­ket well and buy­ing her first home in her early twen­ties set her on that path.”

A Cairns lo­cal, Ms Ge­orge has ren­o­vated, bought and sold many prop­er­ties of her own over more than 20 years, and she has ex­pe­ri­enced both sales and prop­erty man­age­ment roles through her real es­tate ca­reer.

“I have been buy­ing, ren­o­vat­ing and selling my own prop­er­ties for years, so that’s where I got the real es­tate bug from,” Ms Ge­orge said.

“I was a prop­erty man­ager for four-and-a-half years, and I’ve been in sales for just un­der two years now.”

She said her ex­pe­ri­ence as a home­owner and in­vestor held her in good stead when deal­ing with po­ten­tial buy­ers.

“If some­one is look­ing at a house, I know for ex­am­ple how much a kitchen costs be­cause I just gut­ted a house and ren­o­vated two months ago, so it makes it eas­ier to have that con­ver­sa­tion with some­body,” she said.

Ms Ge­orge said forg­ing a suc­cess­ful real es­tate sales ca­reer was not some­thing done in iso­la­tion but re­quired the sup­port of peers and men­tors.

“I see my achieve­ment as the re­sult of de­vel­op­ing skills across many ar­eas, of build­ing and main­tain­ing re­la­tion­ships and data bases, of hav­ing an up-tothe minute grasp on the lo­cal real es­tate mar­ket, and of pro­fes­sion­ally com­mu­ni­cat­ing with all cus­tomers,” she said.

“We are all im­mensely proud of the ser­vice and out­comes we de­liver.”

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