Hello all, I am Julie Johnston, GM for Housemart based in beautiful Queenstown down in the deep south of the main island in New Zealand.
We have a fairly unique setup here with a relatively small local community and huge numbers of visitors, short to medium term residents, high demand and big city rents but a large percentage of people on low wages. Looking forward to comparing notes on some of the challenges, opportunities and fun ideas in the Property Management industry along with general business topics.
With team culture a primary focus at Housemart, we do pride ourselves on celebrating our successes well so always keen to discuss those along with the challenges!
So good to see you here @julie Thank you for introducing yourself. I love that you highlighted celebrating success - I think that sometimes we get so busy that we forget to pat ourselves and our team members on the back for a job well done. Success doesn’t just have to be a new management or win at tribunal, it can be a price alignment, tough conversation by a PM or even the Tupperware pile in the kitchen measuring less than a 1 metre tall
I look forward to hanging out with you.
I am Shadi and I am a property manager with Lovegrove / Professionals in Manukau. We are an award-winning office, and our team consists of 2 winners of LPMA property managers, one of them being myself. Love our team and culture here! And I have been with this office for the last 3 years.
This morning a quote I saw caught my attention, and it said, ‘to be successful, the first thing to do is fall in love with your work’ and its this love that has kept me in the industry for about 8 years. I still enjoy it and always on the look out for new challenges and learning new things.
So, its great to be here, great platform for sharing ideas and motivation.
I have heard lots of good things about your agency @Shadi so can’t wait to hear your ideas.
Thanks for coming on board!
Great to have you here @Shadi - we love the Lovegrove team and having them be part of the LPMA community. It was inspiring to watch you guys get up on stage at the NZ awards in September and I don’t think there was a dry eye in the house when Geoff spoke of the team and Alex. Very much looking forward to you bringing that energy into our forums - welcome!
Welcome to the forums! I think for everyone here to really get to know you and the award winning business you run with Hayley you should post your video!
We look forward to your contributions.
Great idea thanks Ashley!