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Laura Braun

Senior Property Manager

Laura Braun

"To be a successful Property Manager you can't look at it like just another job, as you are dealing with people's hard-earned investments and there is a lot of responsibility."

Laura Braun has been in the real estate industry for eight years and currently works as a Senior Property Manager at Advantage Property while also studying for her Real Estate License (Certificate IV in Property Services).

She first kicked off her career as a Portfolio Manager, and having worked with both residential and commercial properties has gained a vast range of knowledge within the real estate industry.

Laura enjoys the daily challenges of working in real estate and entered the property market at just 22 years of age.

1 What first inspired you to get into the property services industry?

My father has always had an interest in real estate. He’s had a small portfolio in the past and dealt in numerous transactions. I’ve also loved the board game “Monopoly”.

2 What did you study and how has your career evolved?

I completed my Agents Representative Certificate to be able to work in the industry. I furthered my career studying the Certificate III in Real Estate and am currently studying the Certificate IV in Property Services.

3 What does a typical day in the life of a Senior Property Manager look like?

There’s never a typical day. The events that occur on a daily basis are always different – that’s one thing I love about the real estate industry.

4 What advice would you offer students looking to get into property management?

To be a successful Property Manager you can't look at it like just another job, as you are dealing with people's hard-earned investments and there is a lot of responsibility. You need to love dealing with people and understand this is a customer service role.

5 What are the biggest challenges you face in your daily work and how do you overcome them?

Trying to negotiate good outcomes for both the tenants and landlords while abiding by the Real Estate Act can be difficult. Some people can become very upset when they don't get the outcome they want, and you need to learn to not take this personally and trust your decisions. You also need to keep up to date with legislative changes and keep good records and file notes. 

6 What is the most exciting thing about your job?

My days are never the same. There’s always a new challenge and something new to learn regardless of how long you’ve been in the industry.

7 Anything else you would like to add?

The real estate industry really needs good professionals, so my advice would be to get started, as there are many opportunities out there. 

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