DOING THE RIGHT THING
FUN AND LAUGHTER
The values of honesty, fun, laughter and courage are what inspired a Geelong real estate agent to leave her comfort zone and take a huge leap of faith in setting up her own agency.
East Geelong agency Harcourts’ owner Donna Buckingham said the franchise’s values sealed the deal in her decision to branch out on her own.
Ms Buckingham said Harcourt’s business philosophy focused on simple values and honest communication with clients.
“Those values are a really unusual approach for a real estate agency but they fit in so well with my work ethic and my personality,” Ms Buckingham said.
“Our team will be working hard to uphold those values and we are looking to establish a reputation for really looking after our clients.”
Ms Buckingham said her 7 years of retail experience and nine years of real estate experience would be a solid foundation for her new business.
“We’re a young team here but everyone is really experienced and incredibly savvy with new technology,” she said.
“I’m really looking forward to taking a fresh approach to the industry and getting to know our community really well.”
Ms Buckingham said she was impressed by her team’s willingness to undertake extensive training and dedication to their job.
“We have selling agents who are all accredited,” she said.
“Every sales person has also gone to the Harcourt’s academy, which is a week long course and then they attend a refresher course six months later and receive constant coaching for their first 12 months of employment..
“It means that all our agents have extensive industry knowledge and can provide the best service for our clients.”