Vale Ross Moller
The real estate industry is a little poorer this week for the loss of industry stalwart, Ross Moller. Having worked in the industry for 30 years, Ross was a property veteran and fellow of the Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ). He passed away in his home, aged 66.
Starting his career as a real estate agent in 1989, Ross expanded his professional portfolio to become an auctioneer and principal. He built one of Cairns’ most successful offices in the inner-city suburb of Edge Hill, with his LJ Hooker office frequently lauded for its results both locally and nationally within the group. He was also a member of the 21 Club, and was a Life Admiral and recipient of the Sir Leslie Hooker Award.
Ross was an active participant and contributor to the REIQ throughout his career, both as Chairman of the Far North Queensland Region and as an individual member. He held the industry and his peers to a high standard and wasn’t afraid to say it. Whether you were a green entrant to the industry or had started on the coal face before him, Ross believed a real estate agent was someone that should be held in high esteem. His wife Despina, daughter Nadine and son Nick, joined him in the real estate business, and also withhold this frame of mind. Ross’ eldest son, Ben pursued a career in engineering.
Beyond real estate, Ross made a significant impact on the Cairns community at large, as a Cairns Taipans board member and President of the Cairns Amateurs, contributing over 20 years on the organising committee. Ross remained active across various community and advisory committees, and engaged no matter the topic. He was always willing to lend a hand, whether or not it held a gavel.
Ross Moller will be missed.