With studies in Psychology and Nutrition, a background in retail service and a genuine interest in people, it's no surprise that Mollie Murray ended up in the most people-focused service-oriented area of the property industry. As Leasing Consultant, it's Mollie's friendly personality that makes the first impression on Bekdon Richard's tenants...and adds an extra layer of warmth to the landlord-tenant relationship.
Mollie credits her University studies with providing an extra dimension to her ability to make accurate appraisals and firm decisions. In Mollie's world, making a measured judgement is just the start in the quest to match people and properties.
"There's no "right or wrong" tenants. Just a more or less appropriate match," she says "My studies taught me to think laterally and look beneath the surface. If all the criteria match and the tenant shows a genuine connection to the property I know I'm on a winner."
An adept multi-tasker with an eye for detail, Mollie's day runs to a packed schedule that see her balancing keys, paperwork and a welcoming smile. Every open-for-inspection involves a flurry of activity that moves quickly from unlocking the door to locking in names... all the while fielding questions, pointing out benefits and providing and accepting applications.
It's fortunate then, that Mollie is one of the world's most punctual people - able to make up for time lost in traffic, magically open doors and close up after an open-for inspection in an instant. "I have to be very disciplined with myself and the those around me at ope-for-inspections. Time over-spent at one property means I have to steal time for another, so I'm very conscious of keeping everything running to clockwork.
With a early childhood spent on the Shipwreck Coast at Warrnambool and later schooling at Caulfield Grammar, Mollie has grown-up enjoying the best of all worlds - at home in the country and the city, in the surf and by the bay. Now saving to buy her own first investment property, she has a wealth of experience and knowledge to back her investment choices... and is very much looking forward to the day when she's meeting prospective tenants at own property.