A Hunter mum of three-year-old twins says real estate has given her an amazing career with opportunity and flexibility.
Diana Apostolovski has joined PRDnationwide Newcastle & Lake Macquarie as a Residential Sales Agent specialising in Lake Macquarie properties, especially Warners Bay.
Diana was born in and has lived in the Lambton and New Lambton area her whole life but has spent the past 12 years in residential sales around the Lake.
She has more than 17 years of experience in all facets of real estate, including as a business owner. After a year as a Receptionist, she spent four years in property management.
“When I finished high school, Mum said I needed to get a job and I started at a family owned real estate agent,” Diana said.
“I loved it from the first moment and continue to love it 17 years on.
“In those days, the Receptionist did everything from getting photos developed at the chemist and creating display boards, to client service and arranging inspections; I saw every aspect of the business.”
She became a Partner in her last firm but sold up and went back to sales when expecting the twins.
“I wanted to focus on my family and on helping people to buy and sell property rather than owning a business,” Diana said.
“I decided to join the high-performance team at PRDnationwide because of the industry leading business model which supports me to do what I do best.
“I love to see the excitement in a person’s face when I have helped them buy their dream home or to sell their home.
“Celebrating with a client or buyer after a sale is done is so rewarding.
Her advice to other women considering real estate is “go for it”. She liked PRD’s new trainee program that is bringing more women in to see the opportunities in real estate.
“It is no longer a male dominated industry and it offers me a great deal of flexibility with my young family,” Diana said.
PRDnationwide Newcastle & Lake Macquarie Director, Mark Kentwell said he is pleased to have an Agent with the depth of Diana’s experience on his growing team.
“Diana is a great addition to our talented team who all work as one, across our three locations, for our buyers and sellers of the project and residential sales,” Mark said.
“We have the largest residential real estate sales team in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie.
“We are appointing women as agents and in other roles as part of our program to bring more women into the local real estate industry.
“I hope other women see Diana as a role model and consider real estate as a great career option.”
IMAGE |Diana Apostolovski has joined PRDnationwide Newcastle & Lake Macquarie as a Residential Sales Agent.