The ESPA story
Like most things, Emergency Services Property Advisors didn’t evolve overnight. It actually slowly took shape over the last twenty-three years.
Wind back the clock. As a young guy in my mid-twenties running nightclubs in Frankston (YES Frankston, I got to know the local police really well back in those days) with a new born daughter and 5.00am finishes I knew I had to make some changes, enter a career into real estate.
Luckily for me I had a great network of family and friends who helped me in the early years and many of these were in the emergency services community. Over the years I helped these friends buy & sell homes and became their trusted agent and go to guy to refer to their work colleagues for anything real estate; a bit of an information booth. So, over the years the relationships grew, the client base grew and the amount of emergency service workers being referred to me grew.
Then about 6 years ago I started thinking could I work exclusively with the emergency services community. I had enjoyed all the work I had done with them in the past. I liked working with them as they were straight to the point, honest and very loyal which are characteristics I like and relate to.
Like everyone, I was busy owning and running two real estate businesses and whilst it was always at the back of my mind, I never had enough time to block everything out and really think about it to see if I could make it a reality.
“Emergency Services Property Advisors didn’t evolve overnight. It actually slowly took shape over the last twenty-three years.”
Enter July 2016, myself and several friends who happened to be emergency service workers go and tick something off our ‘bucket list’, the Kokoda Track.
Now if you haven’t walked the track, there is a lot of time to think and a lot of time to chat to your fellow walkers with absolutely zero distractions (except for massive hills).
It wasn’t a deliberate act but as we walked I started sharing my idea with all the emergency service workers on the trek and as the days went by, pardon the pun, the idea grew legs and by the end of the 8 days it became a commitment I made to myself to make it happen…..it only took me another four years!
I get asked why I want to do this when I already have a successful real estate business and the answer for me is quite simple; nearly every emergency services worker I have dealt with in the past I have enjoyed helping, many of them becoming lifelong friends.
I can see that they are in a stressful job, time poor working crazy shifts, dealing with stuff that normal workers will never understand & at the same time trying to raise families and live happy lives.
If I can use my experience to help make their lives a little less stressed, make sure that they get the best possible result with the least amount of stress then I get rewarded as well.
There is no better feeling than enjoying going to work every day, helping people not only achieve their financial goals but also helping them realise their families’ dreams through property. That is something that money can’t buy.
Anyway, that’s my story and I can promise you that if you need my help with any real estate needs, I will give you 100% commitment…… guaranteed!
Thanks for taking the time to read my story, I hope I can help you one day.