Celebrities in Real Estate
We’ve seen how reality television shows such as Selling Sunset and Million Dollar Listing have turned real estate agents into celebrities, but what’s rarely discussed is the opposite scenario: established superstars transitioning to a career in property. In Queensland, several household names have decided to make the switch to pursue a career in real estate. Here’s three celebrities who decided to study with the REIQ in order to chase their dream real estate career.
From the footy fields to the real estate office, Jason Akermanis made the switch to real estate after graduating from the REIQ in July. He is now a qualified real estate agent and works for Ray White Ascot. When asked what advice he can give to other prospective real estate students, Akermanis said: “It’s a wonderful industry. It’s a lot of work but it’s great fun. It gives you a lot of purpose. If you work hard, you get the results.” To read the full story, click here.
Australian Surf IronMan Matt Poole is no stranger to challenges – injuries, sprawls, grueling training hours and tough competition, just to name a few. However, Pooley (as he’s affectionately known by the Australian public) is adding a new challenge to his repertoire – studying a real estate registration course. The REIQ interviewed the IronMan veteran to discuss his motivations to pursue a career in real estate.
Nine years after completing his Auctioneer Licence Course with the REIQ, former Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk turned his hand to property auctions, following his retirement from politics in April 2019. While his role as Lord Mayor prevented him from undertaking property auctioneering, Quirk dabbled regularly as a guest Auctioneer for everything from race horses to a range of charities. Now in retirement, he’s enjoying the pace of property auctioneering while promoting the city he knows and loves. Read more.