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 In Lifestyle

Agents & Their Spaces –
Andrew Campbell

Sometimes it takes time to find your passion and turn it into a career. Just ask Marshall White Bayside director, Andrew Campbell, who began working in real estate at the age of 36.

Sometimes it takes time to find your passion and turn it into a career. Just ask Marshall White Bayside director, Andrew Campbell, who began working in real estate at the age of 36.

‘My father was an astute businessman and an entrepreneur. Because of him, I only ever knew big and that’s what drew me to real estate,’ says Andrew.

Andrew’s family started Kleins Jewellery, a popular accessories retail chain in Australia. The company consisted of 180 stores and enjoyed 26 years of success before shutting down just after Andrew’s father passed away when Andrew was 22 years old.

After the family business closed, Andrew worked as a personal trainer and ran a wholesale company selling health foods to cafes and restaurants including Pantry and Stokehouse.

He then made the move to real estate and worked as a personal assistant to a director.

‘For three years I was on a low base salary which was really difficult for myself and my family. I hounded a director at another real estate agency to give me a job and once I got a job, I set myself a goal of becoming a director and owner within 10 years. I mirrored what other good agents were doing and I worked really hard,’ says Andrew.

Andrew’s progression in real estate has happened incredibly quickly. He achieved his goal of becoming a director within four years and this year ranked in the top 20 agents in the country.

On the day we meet with Andrew for the shoot, he has his wife, Jemma, two children, Madison and Harrison, and Staffordshire bull terriers, Willow and George, in tow. There’s something undeniably special about the bond they all share.

‘I had just started to become mates with my dad and really got to know him just before he passed away. Ever since my own children were born, I’ve always wanted to have that mateship with them. I do feel I have a true friendship with my kids. My daughter even wants to work with me now, she comes into the office and imitates me,’ says Andrew.

Andrew explains having children has matured him and made him more responsible. After losing his father at a young age, he wants to make sure they are emotionally equipped to deal with any challenges they may face in their own lives.

‘I try to prepare them as best I can for what’s ahead and for life’s ups and downs, using the tools I have learned,’ says Andrew.

He describes his home as ‘crazy and busy but full of love’. Andrew’s daily schedule is action packed, but he always makes sure to spend quality time with his family, including the school drop off.

‘Ever since my own children were born, I’ve always wanted to have that mateship with them. I do feel I have a true friendship with my kids. My daughter even wants to work with me now, she comes into the office and imitates me,’

‘I get up at five every morning and walk the dogs to Elsternwick Park or Brighton Beach. I have personal training at The Woodshed three days a week, then I drop the kids off at school. Once I’m in the office, my work day is spent prospecting and meeting with clients,’ says Andrew.

When we ask Andrew how he manages the time demands of his role, he tells us he couldn’t do it without his business manager, Chelsea Young.

‘I don’t look at Chelsea as a personal assistant. I’m lost without her – our business doesn’t run the way it should without her. She’s not only our business manager, she’s also like a life manager,’ says Andrew.

Approaching a decade in real estate, Andrew has been involved in many outstanding sales. There are a few homes which have stood out to him, including 6 Kinane Street, Brighton, which Andrew explains has the most unforgettable tree lined driveway framed by a pair of magnificent date palm trees. The sale of 7 Glyndon Avenue, Brighton was another memorable one for Andrew.

‘The home was designed by renowned architect, Jon Friedrich, and commands spectacular street presence. Every aspect of the design is impeccable, combined with an exclusive address in the Golden Mile. It was the highest sales price of my career, selling in excess of $9 million. I’m so proud of what we achieved for our vendors,’ says Andrew.

In recent times, he has witnessed the real estate industry become a lot more competitive for agents.

‘There are a lot more agents around now than when I first got into the industry, which is why it’s so important to be selective about the agent and agency you choose to represent you and your home. Don’t underestimate the value of their network, negotiation skills and experience in selling homes similar to yours,’ says Andrew.

Andrew also explains that a lot of what happens in real estate isn’t reported on in the media and overall the market is showing great strength.

‘Within my marketplace things are really busy. A lot of the transactions we do in the higher end, properties in the range of $5-10 million, are now being done off market. We’re in a really good energy bubble at the moment.’

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