Director / Mortgage Broker, Fortitude Valley
“Everything is possible. If you don’t ask, you don’t get.”
Kelly was 10 when her grandparents’ home was sold and her and her family (grandparents, parents, uncle, brother and sister) were forced to rent. Seeing her grandmother, a very stoic woman, upset at the kitchen sink, worrying about losing the house, a young Kelly made a decision to buy her grandmother another house when she got older. Seeing the distress that not having a family home had on her family, Kelly made it her business to help people buy houses, and to achieve financial security through real estate investing.
Though she followed the well-trodden path of obtaining a degree and graduate diplomas in business, she took up an opportunity to work in Seoul, in a merchant bank in South Korea straight out of university. Working in a country that was in the midst of a financial crisis was eye-opening, and rewarding, but her passion to work in finance and help people on a personal level led her to work back in Australia for one of the big four banks. After one year though, she left the bank, and commenced working as a mortgage broker, keen to build more personal relationships with her clients and to make a real difference to the way people related to their money. Kelly set her goal to retire at 30, and after not finding the answer from many “financial” experts, she realised that she was going to have to work out how to do it.
At the age of 30, in fact on her 30th birthday, Kelly sold her first mortgage broking business in Brisbane, which she built from scratch and then she moved to Sydney. She had the intention of retiring, but after only 6 weeks off, she started another business, ‘Get Real Finance’. After 2 years, she relocated the business back to Brisbane, and now services her interstate clients and her local clients.
Having found a “mentor” in John, a taxi driver, Kelly was keen to build her own financial security through real estate investing. At 25, Kelly purchased her first home, (the home her grandparents now live in), and she has been buying (and selling occasionally) real estate ever since. She has amassed a sizeable property portfolio and her clients benefit from the huge depth of her experience that she has in real estate purchases and real estate investing. Kelly has helped people from all walks of life, in areas such as saving to buy their first place (whether that has been a home, or an investment property), or just helping people pull their lives back together after something traumatic. Kelly is highly sought after, because of her technical skill in mortgage broking and deal structuring, and her negotiation skills. She is intensely passionate about her work as a mortgage broker, and she stays at the cutting edge of what is happening in the financial and property markets, which is of enormous benefit to her clients.
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