A recent recruiting drive and consistent focus on an employer of choice culture has seen Tasmanian real estate office Harcourts Devonport/Shearwater quickly establish itself as one of the biggest players on the northwest coast.
Despite the obvious challenges associated with the coronavirus pandemic this year, the Devonport/Shearwater team has gone from strength to strength, not only recording a large number of sales in 2020 but also managing to recruit one of the most successful agents in the region.
Now in just her 5th year in real estate, Sales Consultant Wendy Squibb has cemented herself as one of the area’s leading agents since crossing to Harcourts from a local family owned agency earlier in the year.
Ms Squibb said the opportunity to work for a larger, more recognised brand in Harcourts was one too good to pass up.
“It’s really been a pretty seamless transition,” she explained. “There’s always going to be some learning of the way things are done in a new office but there have been very few hiccups and I think we’ve fitted in really well.”
When she says we, Ms Squibb means her and her Executive Assistant Emily Carmichael who also joined Harcourts as part of Team Squibb.
Emily Carmichael and Wendy Squibb
This formidable partnership has been responsible for almost 40 sales in the last 4 months for their new employer.
“It’s fair to say we hit the ground running. It’s been a big 4 months where we’ve had some incredible sales and brought on a lot of good listings,” Ms Squibb said.
“As well as the volume, I’m really proud of the prices we have been able to achieve. We’ve had multiple offers for almost all of them which have manifested into some great results across the board,” she added.
Harcourts Devonport/Shearwater Business Owner, Angela Johnson said as well as consistently being in the top 3 agents for the northwest coast, Ms Squibb was also a likeable person that she felt shared the Harcourts values.
“Her results in the area really spoke for themselves but it was more important to us that she would fit in with our office, our values and our processes and it’s safe to say she is passing with flying colours,” Ms Johnson explained.
“It took us a couple of years to convince her to make the jump but we’re really glad to have her on board now and what she has a been able to achieve under the Harcourts banner over the last few months has been quite incredible.”
With the office already gaining traction in its area of operation, Ms Johnson said the addition of Ms Squibb had really built the office’s profile and that they were well on their way to being a big player in the market.
“There’s no doubt we are getting bigger and better each day, I think we’re continuing to prove that we’re one of the best in the business. As the Tasmanian market goes from strength to strength, so are we.”