Age is no barrier to success in real estate
While most of her friends are easing into retirement Dell Pain is still considered a rookie real estate agent.
The former farmer started studying to get her real estate licence and joined her 48-year-old daughter Vicki Pain in her business, Ray White Rural Dayboro.
“Employing my mum has helped turn my business around as Ray White Rural Dayboro is in the top 10 rural offices for the month of March coming in at number eight,” said Vicki Pain, the principal at Ray White Rural Dayboro.
“Twelve months ago mum came to help me out for a couple of weeks and is still with me. She always wanted to try her hand at real estate.
“We have had a lot of laughs along the way, like when she was filling out the paperwork to get her licence and one of the questions was how long has it been since you have attended an educational institution. Well that would be 50 something years ago.
“She came into my office one day and informed us that she wasn’t sure she had enough time left in her life to learn all the things she wanted to.
“These are just some of her many moments she has cracked us up with her positive always smiling and always happy way.”
Dell Pain’s first ever listing resulted in a successful sale of a 16 ha Cedar Creek/ Samford property after 49 inquiries, 31 inspections and two offers with the successful sales result $925,000 and only 30 days on the market.
“It is an honour to be a family business within a family business like Ray White. It is something I am proud to be a part of,” Ms Pain said.
“I owe the success of my business not only to Ray White but both my parents Bill and Dell Pain, as I have watched them also run very successful rural businesses.”
The Pains originally had a cattle, grain and dairy farm on the Darling Downs before selling up and retiring to Cooroy in the Noosa hinterland in 2003.
Vicki and her then husband also worked on the land back in the mid 1990s on their own cattle station in the Simpson Desert.
“The property was 870,000 acres which is approximately the size of Brisbane.
Then an opportunity presented itself in 2013 to take over the Ray White Rural office in Dayboro.
“Having a true rural background, we offer our clients true country trust, loyalty and dedication to achieving the highest possible price.