Tell us a bit about yourself and what led you to become an agent at Reed & Co.?
For as long as I can remember, real estate has always been a prominent part of my life. It was always the topic of conversation within our household as a child, and I have had privilege of a lifelong friendship with Adrian Reed and his father, Don Reed; one of the all-time great estate agents in Noosa.
I would say my calling for a career in real estate first came back in 2015 when I was searching for my first investment property. I was disappointed in the poor service and lack of communication I received, and I realised there was a gap in the market which needed to be filled. I had spent much of my working life in sales, so within a year, I had secured myself a position within a local agency and began learning the ropes, but it wasn’t until I had the opportunity to join Reed & Co. Estate Agents in 2019 that my passion for real estate started to flourish. I was able to combine my core beliefs with the best brand in the business, and now I get to share this premium brand across many suburbs in Noosa and the Hinterland.
What does your professional journey look like so far, and how did this journey bring you to Noosa?
I have undertaken many different job roles, including horticulture, hospitality, customer service, landscaping, and construction, with the largest portion being in sales. When I look back at my working life and the different career choices in which I have embarked on, I believe it has helped formulate me into a well-rounded professional and develop a great understanding of Noosa. I had already gained a wealth of knowledge of the area, having moved here from Sydney in 1986 whilst on a trip around Australia with my family.
I’ve now spent 36 years living in different areas around Noosa, including Tewantin and Noosa Heads, before purchasing our dream home in the Noosa Hinterland where I currently live with my wife and two daughters.
What are your personal interests/commitments and how are they met within the Noosa Community?
Being an outdoors enthusiast, Noosa is the ideal location to raise my family. We are very fortunate to have amazing surf beaches and an expansive river system which is among the best in the world. The Noosa North shore, only a short ferry trip over the Noosa River, offers a fantastic getaway and connects you to Fraser Island; one of my favourite places to visit.
Noosa also offers a profound sense of community, and myself and my family are heavily involved in the sporting community. I am a member of many sporting clubs including the Noosa Surf Club, the Noosa Triathlon Club, Sunshine Coast Cycling Club, Tennis Clubs, and the GS Aquatics Swim Club, which I sponsor, and chair the committee. It is through these sporting events and activities that I can network; meeting people and creating relationships which translate into the office.
Tell us about your individual approach as an agent, and the personal qualities which help you achieve this?
I believe one of the standout skills which I possess is the ability to really listen to my clients. I like to ask the questions so I can understand the sellers and their situation, and tailor each campaign to suit the individual client needs. I know from experience that buying and selling houses can be an overwhelming time, but I feel my professional and approachable manner helps my clients feel more at ease and helps them make the right choices.
What does your team look like at Reed & Co?
I am fortunate to have a great team working behind the scenes to make Team Hodgkinson what it is today. My Co-listing agent, Cass, possesses comprehensive market knowledge of the Noosa and Hinterland area, combined with a background in law specialising in property and conveyancing. She has a lively energy, as well as a down to earth and approachable personality, which allows her to connect with a wide range of audiences, while her genuine and caring nature ensures that your best interests are her highest priority.
Our team has recently grown with the addition of our executive assistant, Maddie. Growing up in a family who built and sold houses for a living, Maddie gained firsthand experience of the connection between a buyer and an agent, and the importance of nurturing and looking after our clients. Maddie comes with a varied skillset, and we are looking forward to cultivating her career in real estate.
Team Hodgkinson possesses all the necessary skills to help guide our clients through the process of buying and selling property. Combining intrinsic knowledge of the local area with a diverse range of expertise, we offer professionalism along with a gentle approach to deliver a seamless, stress-free experience.