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A Snap Shot into the Life of a Rural Real Estate Agent.
I grew up in the country, it is in my
The life of a rural real estate agent is varied and unpredictable. A ‘normal’ day can include standard residential inspections then escalate to an all-out 4WD adventure! On the day you wear a skirt and heels to the office nothing is surer then a client turning up, without an appointment, wanting to be shown a rural property. We always keep boots and a hat in the car, obviously a four wheel drive, for this reason.
I cover many kilometres during a day at work, as it sometimes takes up to an hour just to get to the property. However, the scenery more than makes up for it and I often stop to photograph the amazing landscapes and fauna I see on my travels.
R and R Property list properties which vary from flat to mountaintop steep, with rivers and creeks, timbered and clear, in sizes from 600sqm to 600 acres. Our varied portfolio includes poultry farms, Bed and Breakfasts, Old School Houses, and a boutique vineyard. A recently sold listing required the crossing of nine causeways/fords to access the property, and we have even sold a
Getting bogged is always on the agenda after rain. On
I’ve had many snake encounters during my time as a rural real estate agent, the latest one being a client thinking it a good idea to poke a snake with a stick when I wasn’t looking. This caused the snake to turn around and chase the unsuspecting me. Once I realised what was happening I had to make a run for it, all while carrying my
While the country sounds like a notoriously dangerous workplace, it has the advantage of providing the opportunity to gain a multitude of new skills. While I have a stock and station agents licence in addition to my real estate agents licence, I am also expected to know every breed of cattle there is, how many head each property will carry, what each property has been seeded with, how many dams and paddocks it has, and even what it was fertilised with and when.
We also cater to the lifestyle purchaser, such as motorbike riders, horse riders and nature lovers, so my knowledge has to extend beyond that of operating a working farm. We usually have over 40 rural listings in addition to our residential and commercial listings.
The most rewarding part of my job as a rural real estate agent is the satisfaction of seeing our clients’ transition from city life to country
So while our vehicles may be constantly caked in mud and dust, and our mobile phone reception not perfect, what we offer people seeking a “tree change” is a more relaxed lifestyle and a greater sense of community. Our idea of a traffic jam is when there are cattle or a
Managing Director & Sales Agent
R & R Rural and Residential Property – Stroud NSW