Kathy Dyson, Principal of One Agency in Chisholm, remembers when the area was little more than paddocks.
The Paterson born agent has lived in the rapidly growing suburb for the last seven years and says the demand for property throughout Chisholm and its neighbouring suburb Thornton is driving strong growth in both property sales and rentals.
Dyson launched the One Agency franchise 15 months ago, after working in the industry for 15 years across rural and residential sales and managing the development of Waterford County.
With extensive knowledge of the local area, she assists, vendors, buyers and landlords, priding herself on providing clients with clear, accurate information about current market conditions.
"My knowledge of Chisholm is second to none, living in the community means I can give clients answers to all the questions they might have about the area.
"I always make sure I always give a personal touch and form relationships with my clients.
"It's not just about promising the best prices, it's about communicating with vendors and where need be educating them on what to expect from the market." Begins Kathy.
With good sized blocks, quality built homes and amenities that appeal to young families, Dyson says people are heading to Thornton and Chisholm to take advantage of solid growth and the promise of easy family living.
"Families want their kids to be able to walk to school or ride their bike and enjoy generously proportioned homes with good gardens and plenty of modern conveniences.
"This is exactly what areas like Chisholm and Thornton can offer.
"Interest is strong from both prospective buyers and those seeking a rental property, we have many families who have relocated for work and want to rent in the area before they pursue buying, in fact demand for rentals is far outstripping supply at the moment."
With a property management focus run by Kerri Ann Handford, One Agency provides a seamless service for landlords looking to off-load the day to day aspects of taking care of tenants.
The end to end service enables home owners to have rental homes fully occupied by tenants with good track records.
"The rental market is strong right now and demands that renters are organised with documents, references and applications to ensure they are successful.
On the flip side, landlords are enjoying the fact that their properties are not vacant for very long, if at all." Commented Dyson.
To discuss your property needs contact Kathy Dyson at One Agency on: 0401 020 255.