Happier for the experience…

Be yourself. Be honest. Try to leave everyone happier for the experience.

Rod had wanted to be in real estate from the age of fourteen, but life had other plans for Rod first.

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He started in the family construction business, which lead to his passion for construction and property.

Chasing his dreams, Rod moved to the big smoke, like everyone did.  The plan was to work hard and save for the Australian dream; “the first home” purchase. After four years of civil and commercial construction, Rod returned home.

It wasn’t long before he was running his own business.
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The business flourished, from homes on the Merewether strip, to major nationally funded infrastructure projects.  During this time, Rod gained invaluable experience in winning contracts with multi national companies, but best of all building long term relationships with staff and clients.

All this time Rod had been building up a property portfolio. And around ten years ago he enlisted Ben to act for him at an auction.

Rod was standing between his wife, Kim, and Ben. They all became excited as the auction neared the end…

And the house was theirs!

They all reacted with joy, Kim especially, as she pushed Rod out of the way and grabbed Ben, hugging and kissing him!

Not quite what Rod had been expecting.

But this was also to be the start of a firm friendship between Rod and Ben.
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With the setting up of Villager Property, Rod finally achieved his dream of becoming a real estate agent.

With his wide-ranging experience in business and the building industry, Rod brought exceptional skills to Villager:

  • unique insights into building and development nationwide.
  • contacts nationwide within the building/housing industry.
  • outstanding negotiation and people skills.
  • experience in managing a workforce.
  • a strong work ethic.
  • reliability, honesty, and an easygoing nature.

It seems Rod was always destined to be a Villager.

His motto says it all:

“Be yourself. Be honest. Try to leave everyone happier for the experience”.
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To connect with Rod and Villager, Click here

Knock Knock…

He’s a Villager, so he’s a bit different.

His background is very interesting indeed.

Who’s there?

Rod.

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Only met him briefly,

So don’t know much about him.

Or do I?

Let’s see.

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The people at Villager are all people persons.

They are very enthusiastic about their work.

They always put their clients first, working with them, not for them.

They are all keen to go the extra mile.

They show absolute respect for their clients.

They are positive, interesting people.

They tailor their support according to the individual needs and interests of each client.

If Rod is a Villager, he must have all those qualities.
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Fabulous.

He’s a Director.

Must be good!

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Well,

We know the important things about Rod as a Villager.

And I now know much more about Rod after a chat with him.

He’s a Villager, so he’s a bit different.

His background is very interesting indeed,

As would be expected of a Villager.

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Want the good oil?

Watch out for the next instalment!

carrington morning_-14To connect with Rod, and Villager Property, Click here 

What Ben loves about a career in real estate

One of the reasons Ben loves his job so much is because Ben loves people, and especially enjoys the fact that he has built good friendships with so many of his clients.

They say that if you love your job it never feels like work.

Ben loves his role at Villager Property and this resonates in his positive personality. His attitude helps people around him feel positive, too.

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One of the reasons Ben loves his job so much is because Ben loves people, and especially enjoys the fact that he has built good friendships with so many of his clients.

Just last night, Ben attended the 90th birthday of a client turned long term friend, Len.

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After a close working relationship with one family to sell their mothers home and move Gwen into a nursing home, Ben became good friends with Gwen – visiting her regularly with wife Alissa and daughters in tow.

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Ben recently sold a house for an elderly lady who was moving closer to family in Queensland. She didn’t drive, and just happened to mention that she had to get to the airport one day to go to Qld.  Ben being Ben, he said happily: ‘I can take you to the airport’. And that’s how Ben came to be picking up a client at 4am for a 6am flight

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A recent sale of home in Wallsend saw Ben and the client, Kath, work very hard to help get it ready for sale. Together, they set about the task of ‘de-cluttering’. Things disappeared into the skip, slowly at first,but in the end it became an hilarious game and they became friends. Ben and Kath still keep in touch to verbally spar with each other.

He even met his wife, Alissa, through his work. They worked in the same building and invariably met in the lift. Ben began calling Alissa ‘elevator girl’, and eventually asked her on a date. The rest is history.

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The point is that Ben always displays absolute respect towards clients and colleagues.

He is just one of those great people who cares about everyone’s wellbeing.
To connect with Ben and Villager Property – Click  Here 

A dash of fun…

Villager Property is being built up as an agency with a difference.

Ben.

Ben is the visionary at Villager Property. 

But his vision isn’t really what you might expect.

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Villager Property is being built up as an agency with a difference.

Ben and his fellow agents have the skills to bring a fresh approach to property and marketing.

They all work to make the clients journey smooth and supported.

One that puts the wellbeing of the client first. The agents listen, discuss, and get to know the clients’ needs and preferences. They do this in a light-hearted, non-judgemental and supportive way that gains clients’ trust and confidence. Villager works WITH  the clients, not for them.

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Ben himself is always empathetic with clients, and not just in words. 

He is the definition of going beyond the call of duty, working extraordinarily hard to fulfil the needs of the client. 

Then calls it fun!

In fact, he makes it fun!

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When Ben makes contact, and he does so very often, his first question is always regarding the welfare of the client. He genuinely cares. And he is always available to answer those questions that wouldn’t be asked of the common garden variety agent. Nothing is too small or too silly. Ben will put your mind at rest. 

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Ben’s wonderful team at Villager Property really do work together to facilitate your journey through the property market. Each of them is an expert at cooperation, as well as in their own field. 

Villager Property IS different. 

And everything is done with that dash of fun.

To connect with Ben and Villager, click here

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