International Women’s Day: Women in real estate – Mandy Bizzaca

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MANDY Bizzaca believes women make fantastic real estate agents.

“Our selling style is different and that’s what makes us successful,” she said.

“If you look at the recent sales statistics in most suburbs, you will see how many women are dominating the industry.”

Ms Bizzaca started her career in 2004, with a background in hospitality and catering, marketing and event co-ordinating.

“I was chasing a change and a challenge and thought real estate would be an exciting one,” she said.

“I could see longevity in a real estate career and thought I had the people skills and drive to succeed.

“It has been very rewarding.”

Ms Bizzaca recounted several highlights since starting her career, including recently celebrating 10 years with the Peard Scarborough office.

Other highlights included two very successful auctions in 2018: one in Floreat and one in Wembley Downs, with both selling over the reserve.

“The best part was helping my elderly clients comfortably move on to the next stage of their lives,” Ms Bizzaca said.

For others looking at a career in real estate, she said while they needed a strong work ethic, commitment, a strong focus on marketing and presentation to succeed in this industry, a healthy-work life balance was important.

“If you burn out, it’ll show in your sales results,” she said.

“You need to look after yourself so that you’re at your best when meeting clients.

“It is important to have support where possible and I have a personal assistant to help share the workload.”

Mandy Bizzaca (right) and her PA Rhiannon Owen.