The compliment of being called "different". My cause is helping community members at a difficult time in their life with affordable housing options.
Throughout my first decade in real estate, the two repeat compliments I’ve received is that I am different and a square peg in a round hole in this industry. I love those compliments, and if you’ve met me at an open house and thought this, your first impression is right – I am.
With me, what you see is what you get – no prepared scripts or pressure tactics. I will tell you to not sell if I think it is the right decision, and give you renovation ideas instead. Work colleagues and community members I have worked with over the last 35+ years will tell you I am genuine, trustworthy, loyal, enthusiastic and ethical – as well as a natural organiser. Nine years at Brisbane City Council, 5 years in the private sector, and 16 years in the Commonwealth Government working variously in human resources, overseas aid and multi-faith community harmony initiatives has given me a unique skill set. I go the extra mile at everything I do, your privacy will always be respected, and I am honest and frank in my communication with you – no tricks, no games, no predatory behaviour – and it shows in the results.
I’ve been fortunate to be a Top Ten Agent of a family company for 7 of my 10 years in real estate, received numerous awards and secured multiple government tenders. From 2012, my Investors Can Help project has assisted our ACT refugee community to secure affordable housing. In 2017, I became a member of the ACT Government’s Consultative Group on Affordable Housing and Homelessness – and was finally able to merge my social policy background with my real estate career.
Selling your home is not just a one dimensional step in any person’s life, and I’m proud to be a unique agent who thinks and understands the broader issues, while still delivering fantastic results with my clients. My repeat and referral business is over 70% which is unique in our industry – and the greatest measure of a successful agent.
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"I'm passionate about exceeding my client’s expectations. My cause is supporting those affected by Alzheimer's disease in our community."
Kate Murphy is a Registered Agent in both the ACT and NSW. With real estate industry experience spanning over 13 years, Kate’s commitment to delivering a professional service is evident in the long-standing relationships she develops with her clients. Prior to real estate, her career managing a family small business, as well as her time in the banking sector, ensures Kate has a wide range of experience.
Whether Kate is managing the sales process or overseeing the business operations, Kate is known for her real estate knowledge, her initiative, business expertise and down-to-earth friendly nature.
Kate is a valuable member of the Christine Shaw Properties family and mirrors the underlying philosophy of Christine Shaw Properties – which is to help those less fortunate. As a long-time resident of the Canberra region, Kate is passionate about giving back to the local community, specifically those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. With the disease impacting those close to Kate, she is committed to supporting research for the disease in the hope of one day finding a cure.
The choice to employ Kate not only in her capacity as an agent, but also to appoint her as the Operations Manager of a new company was easy, according to Christine: “Kate’s skills across multiple facets of business is rare, with an ability to think broader across business imperatives through to smaller operational matters. There would be no-one else I would trust.”
“I have had a long career in Administration and Customer Service and believe in giving clients the most reliable and stress-free experience possible. I have a strong interest in Aged Care and supporting the elderly in our community.”
Michele Dingle has had over 12 years as a Senior Office Manager for a Canberra real estate company where she trained and mentored new Administration staff while supporting a number of leading Agents within the industry. She has worked alongside Christine Shaw for the last 10 years and shares the same underlying philosophy as her.
Michele brings a wealth of experience both in administration and customer service. She prides herself on her attention to detail and making sure that the office flows smoothly and that staff and clients are given all the support they need to achieve the best possible outcomes.
Michele is always looking to grow and extend herself and is in the process of becoming a Registered Agent. While her focus will be on running the day to day activities of the office, she will have the ability to fill other roles as the need arises or answer client enquiries without delay.
Christine Shaw is glowing in her praise of Michele. “I can’t believe my luck that I have the opportunity to have Michele Dingle join our team. Her integrity and loyalty and ability to problem solve anything over the last 10 years of working together is beyond comparison. When I learned she could join us, I just knew we were on the right path forward and nothing will ever be impossible. I can rest easy our clients are always in good hands.”
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