My Story

“Nothing can dim the light that shines within”

I was born in Central Africa where a terrorist war started when I was a child. My first job was in ATC (Air Traffic Control) where I worked in Radar, Control Tower and Briefing, dealing with flight plans for not only civilian aircraft but for the airforce as they went about their rescue missions.

When the land of my birth was taken over by a dictator, I travelled for many days with my husband and our tiny first born to the furthest point in Southern Africa to settle and start a new life. It was a challenging time learning new languages and skills.

I went into Real Estate out of financial necessity when my husband was retrenched repeatedly due to a recession and needed to go to University, in order to retrain.

We raised our 2 sons while living and working in a prominent coastal town where I sold not only “off plan” large scale developments, but residential, farms and businesses. I was lucky to be a top agent there for over 8 years.

We emigrated to NZ in the mid Nineties where I continued in Real Estate.

It was a challenging time, but the people were similar to my Scottish ethos upbringing, so again, I worked hard to become a top sales agent and enjoyed selling many homes in a beautiful city, which was later struck by devastating earthquakes.

With our sons now adults, Australia beckoned with a move to Brisbane only to arrive at the time of the disastrous floods of Brisbane, yet my real estate career continued to flourish and expand.

I also ventured into the largely male dominated Commercial and Industrial real estate arena in order to take my weekends back to enjoy more sunshine and boating in the warm weather.

It was only when my husband was given 2 months to live that life changed drastically, as we fought his 22-month battle together.

I have learned that “tomorrow is never promised to anyone” and have continued in Real Estate to this day after we lost him.

I count my blessings each day knowing that our attitudes dictate many outcomes in our lives. I also know that having a sense of worth and a very good sense of humor is not only important but very necessary.

I am blessed with 2 lovely sons who are now married with their own families whom I adore and now in the next chapter of my life, a supportive partner who shares my values.

He has encouraged me to record my experiences and impart some of my knowledge…even to the extent of me learning WordPress and surprising myself at my ability to create this website all by myself.

If you are facing the right direction, all you need to do is keep on walking!

Read what others have to say

‘’She is the best real estate agent we have dealt with. She was straight talking, truthful, and wasn’t pushy. We have sold ten houses over the years.’’
A & L Reid

The Reid Family

Kath, as always has been a most diligent Estate Agent and produces work of a superior quality to that of any Estate Agent that I have encountered in my 30 years experience as a Conveyancer. She is always willing to assist the Conveyancer, the Seller and the Purchaser to ensure that everything runs smoothly. Kath is intelligent, honest and hard working and I can really only say in conclusion that she is an absolute star!!”

J Lowe Conveyancing

She was the best agent we have ever used! My husband and I have sold many private and commercial properties and Kath was constantly in contact and a great person to deal with.”

J White

”“Her integrity and genuine nature cannot be questioned. Without hesitation, we can recommend Kathryn.”

M Snowden

We used Kath to sell our property and found her absolutely wonderful in every way. Her professional, friendly nature made us realize just how few agents reach that calibre.

J Linton

‘’Difficult to improve - Kath was very informative, efficient and helpful. We also found her to be a good negotiator who copes well with pressure.’’

P Crawford

“We cannot speak highly enough of Kath. She was so professional in all aspects of the sale and all was completed without us having to move out of our home. She kept us fully conversant with all that was happening at all times. I would never hesitate to pass on the service Kath gave to us.

D Fuller

It is refreshing to meet someone who cheerfully does what they said they would do. I would not hesitate to recommend you to any friends buying or selling property. Excellent effort, great result!

P Doherty

It is rare that you find someone in any occupation that can deliver completely on what they promise. Kathryn is one such individual.

B Healy

Kath does what it takes to achieve great results for her clients. I deal with real estate agents on a daily basis. What a breath of fresh air it was to deal with a moral, honest and tenacious person such as Kath. Obviously her approach works, as she achieved the asking price for both properties in a difficult market!

M Brodie

The result she achieved in such a short time is testament to her, her professionalism and her commitment

G Davies

When I was searching for a property and doing the rounds of real estate agents, I was very fortunate to find Kath. She was the proverbial “breath of fresh air!” I had been searching for a property for months without luck, and was beginning to despair that I might not find one! I knew Kath was truly working for me when one day she emphatically said, “We’ll find you something...and find me something she did!” Kath is sincere, friendly and totally professional, and she assisted me with a good dose of empathy and care!

I Murray

I hope that you enjoy reading the articles and using the links to the many resources.

Thank you also for stopping by and visiting my website.

Please feel free to email me if you would like advice or help with any real estate matter. I will do my very best to point you in the right direction.

Kind regards



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