Meet Our Head Portfolio Manager
This is the first post of a new series at WH where we interview each of our amazing team members. It’s important for you, our clients, to get to know us a little bit more.
Why? Because buying, selling, renting and managing property is a personal experience; often filled with many highs and lows. We thrive off building close relationships with our clients and we believe the best way to do that is by getting to know each other.
So, without further ado, meet Samantha; William Huxley’s head portfolio manager.
How long have you worked at WH?
1 1/2 years. Time flys when you’re having fun!
How and why did you get into Real Estate?
I have always had an interest in Real Estate since I was young. I was previously a hairdresser, and it was never really my passion. After 10 or so years, I decided to get into Real Estate and never looked back. I love dealing and meeting people and the flexibility it provides along with being out and about all of the time. You are never sitting at your desk all day every day, Monday to Friday which is boring.
Where did you grow up?
Moorabbin, Aspendale, Eltham, Research, Park Orchards, The City – You name it!
What does your role entail?
Managing clients investment properties – which entails, Keeping them up to date with their tenants rent, reporting & managing any maintenance issues. Finding new tenants to lease their properties. Conducting Inspections along with the administration side.
What does a typical week look like?
BUSY BUSY BUSY. Does. Not. Stop. Processing/screening applications, Managing maintenance issues, Ensuring rent is paid on time by our tenants and if it isnt following it up. Conducting routine inspections, open house inspections, final inspections, administration. The list goes on.
Who do you work closely with?
Management. Landlords and prospective tenants. I assist the landlord in finding a new tenant to move into their property and I assist people in trying to find them the right property to rent.
Where do you live and why do you love it there?
Beveridge. I love being away from the hustle and bustle. But mostly the traffic! Can’t do traffic.
What do you do in your spare time?
I love spending time with my family & friends. I love eating out at new Restaurants. You could say Wineries are my hobbie.
I love to be active and am a part of the F45 Cult – Its an addiction!
We go away a lot to Echuca/Moama where my parents now live and water ski. We are in the process of purchasing a camper van to take my young girls on camping trips. I’ve never been much of a camper and this very left field for me but I am broadening my horizons!
What music are you currently into at the moment?
I love all music genres – From Coldplay, Cold Chisel, Jimmy Barnes, Sam Smith, Red Hot Chilli Peppers to Justin Beiber lol I love going to Concerts and Bars to watch live Music. That is something I have really missed this year due to Covid.
What has been a memorable experience working at WH ?
A new client came to us who had just completed 3 luxury townhouses which were ready to rent. They had engaged another agency who after 1 month couldn’t lease a single one. We identified that the photos and online marketing strategy they were using was below par so we created a low cost customised marketing plan to get them leased as quickly as possible. After only 2 weeks we had all three leased and all at the weekly asking rental price! A big win for everyone involved! 🙂