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Lisa Martin - Sales Creator
What inspired your decision to join the real estate industry and what excites you about your career?
I'm a people person and I like helping people. All of my working life has been in customer service and it felt like a natural progression to move into real estate to help people move forward into the next phase of their life, whether it is selling the long term family home or buiying their first. Buying or selling can be very exciting but it sometimes can be very stressful so I like to think that I can help make it a happy and stress free experience.
What is a brief summary of your working history?
I grew up in a hotel in Melbourne so I've been in hospitality a very long time, I worked in Noosa for many years waitressing and bar work. It was great fun meeting people and making their night out memorable. I was in real estate in Noosa too then I had a complete left of field change and moved to Arnhem Land, bought into a commerical fishing boat and lives at sea for 7 years. I've recently moved to what I'm calling mainstream as Arnhem Land is very remote.
Where did you grow up and why do you now choose to live in Cairns?
I grew up in Melbourne, moved to Queensland in the early 80's escaping the Victorian weather. After the heat and isolation of Arnhem Land I chose Cairns to be home as it ticks so many boxes for me. I love the tropics so the weather again is #1. I wanted to be accessible to family and friends and I love travelling so having a domestic and international aiport and bitumen road (Bruce Hwy) also appealed to me. Cairns is very layed back yet has the conveniences of a city life without the traffic.
What are your hobbies and interests?
I love travelling and whilst traveling I indulge in my other interests of food/cooking and photography. For me they all go hand in hand. I'm also a keen gardener and always managed to create a herb/vegie garden where I am, even on the boat I had a small garden.