What made you decide to become a conveyancer?
I have been involved in property for over 20 years and when I discovered the Diploma of Conveyancing I decided that this would be a perfect fit for me as it would allow me to refine my expertise in the property field.
Where did you study conveyancing and what was your favourite subject?I studied at the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic online, which was fantastic as I was also working full time, which is now Toi Ohomai. My favourite subject was negotiation and conflict resolution, especially the role play which is interesting as peoples seem to fall into two camps; aggressive or solution focused. I fall into the latter camp.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Do what you love and you will never work a day in your life. I really enjoy my work so I think I live this every day as there is nothing better than helping people to achieve their goals with property.
Do you have any hobbies / interests outside of work?
When I have time I do love to go to the movies, especially when the film festivals are on, the quirkier the better. I also started private lessons in Cuban fusion dancing (salsa essentially) as I love to dance!
Complete this sentence: if I wasn’t a conveyancer I would be
What do you love about your job?
I love meeting my clients, at what can be a stressful time, and taking the burden of the process from them as it can be a stressful time when you are buying, selling or refinancing.