Why have you chosen real estate as your career? Real estate has always interested me, even buying my first property at eighteen years of age. I love our town so combining both was a pretty easy choice. How long have you lived in Port Macquarie? I would love to claim I am born and bred, however I arrived at the age of nine months in 1970 when my parents chose to move from the cold of Victoria to sunny Port Macquarie. How would your best friend describe you? Hopefully they would be kind and some words would include loyal, committed, enterprising, caring, people person, competitive, energy driven, good sense of humour, integrity and simply down to earth. What qualities do you have that contribute to your success in real estate? No doubt about it real estate is a tough business and only a special breed really make it. The core qualities that I feel have contributed to my success are persistence, hard working, continued learning, pro activeness, goal focused, empathy and making sure life is not taken too seriously at the end of the day. Major achievements... In only four years working as a real estate agent the First National group awarded me 'gold' status. This award is provided to those near the top 10%. The many testimonials received are fabulous and tell me that I must be doing something right. The biggest achievement though is when you receive a hug from a client for a fantastic result achieved - you cannot beat that feeling. What are your career goals? To get more hugs!