Dynamic, determined and highly skilled, Stuart Border is passionate about the area he lives and works in. Stuart is a Licensed Real Estate Agent and Principal of Local Agent in Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast.
Stuart has acquired a reputation for being one of the most ethical, hardest working, honest and trustworthy agents around.
“If you are going to act as a Real Estate agent than you must have knowledge of the market and the ability to understand peoples needs. The communication process is crucial while trust is essential when assisting property owners.”
Stuarts proactive nature has lead him to achieve some very impressive results for his clients. He has a willingness to assist his clients in any way possible and prides himself on being approachable, with the ability to listen to people and understand their needs.
As a long time resident in Caloundra, Stuart has a real depth of local knowledge. As a result he offers clients expert advice and also takes the time to pass these values onto his dedicated team. He says “reputation is everything in real estate and our reputation at Local Agent is unrivaled”.
Stuart is one of the few agents with such a dedicated team of staff. A team who specialise in Customer Service and Database Management which allows Stuart to dedicate his time to critical areas of the business. With such a great team behind him he is achieving exceptional results in the local market place.
For Stuart, to be engaged as an agent by a client is the most satisfying and rewarding experience. “I enjoy being trusted with someone else’s property. To do this in a team environment is awesome.”
Stuart brings a certain energy and enthusiasm to ensure Local Agent is recommended as the preferred and trusted agency in Caloundra.
Originally from Coonamble located on the North West Slopes and Plains of NSW, his parents moved to Goondiwindi in the early 80’s and continued crop farming and large scale cattle production enterprise. After a tertiary rural course at Gatton College and further rural experience Stuart somehow ended up at Gemini Resort Golden Beach to help his future In-Laws.
After a couple of years experience at Gemini Resort Stuart & Kylie purchased the management rights before selling the business in 2002. This experience provided the training and framework to move into Real Estate. I had sold sufficient apartments in the complex to think real estate might be easy. So we bought Raine & Horne Caloundra. On reflection, it was an interesting transition, moving from management rights to a Real Estate business required more time than originally planned to rebuild the team and culture.
The journey continued with the purchase of another 2 real offices. A decision was made to move from a Franchise to a Independent Agency operation. As a result Local Agent was soon created. Local Agent provides Residential property sales and holiday and permanent management services.
In 2006 Local Agent took the opportunity secure the Qld license for the Pilling sales system and recommends the Ranged Based Selling Strategy as a great alternative to fixed price marketing. It is a great way to protect the sellers and to increase property inspections.
As a result of his back ground in management rights Stuart incorporated a network of On-site managers into the agency and now assists On-Site managers in marketing property within the complexes they manage.