Gender not the battle for western suburb’s top agents

Gender not the battle for western suburb’s top agents
Gender not the battle for western suburb’s top agents

TWO western suburbs agents have been named among the nation’s top 50 women in real estate.

The ranking, released by trade journal Real Estate Business, was based on the analysis of a range of criteria including the number of properties sold, total dollar volume of properties sold and the average sales value.

LJ Hooker Dalkeith-Claremont principal Vivien Yap was WA’s top-performing female sales agent, and the number two female agent across all Australia.

Acton Cottesloe director Bev Heymans was ranked 31 Australia-wide.

Mrs Yap said it was an honour to be counted amongst the industry’s top women, but said gender was not an influence for success in the industry.

“The list shines a light on women who are the leaders in their marketplaces around Australia,” she said.

“It’s an honour to be recognised amongst such amazing women, but I don’t think success and results are defined by gender.

“Sellers don’t choose sales agents because they’re a man or woman: they want someone who is knowledgeable of the market, has innovative marketing techniques and can represent their interests to the marketplace.”

Mrs Heymans believes teamwork, hard work and good client relationships count.

“It was a nice surprise to see that I was one of two Western Australian female agents in the top 50,” she said.

“However I don’t really love the highlighting of female versus male.

“I prefer to think that thanks to a great team supporting me and the privilege of being chosen to represent my clients, I have been able to have a good year, despite it having been a tremendously challenging time for the market.” n