Gaylia Griffiths and husband Richard started selling real estate and opened their own agency on the Gold Coast in 2003, making headlines with their very first sale – the Palazzo Versace penthouse – which sold for $4.8 million.
After working for a number of national real estate brands, Gaylia joined @realty in November 2016 and now specialises in the southern Gold Coast and Tweed markets.
Gaylia says she joined @realty because it gave her the freedom to work autonomously whilst still being under a national brand.
She says the support she receives from @realty’s head office is unparalleled, and the innovative technology and software available to @realty agents has changed the way she works.
“Joining @realty has been the best decision I ever made,” Ms Griffiths said.
“The @realty management team is positive, supportive and willing to provide advice and assistance every step of the way.
“They are a step ahead of the competition in terms of embracing the digital revolution, which has completely transformed the way real estate agents work.
“@realty’s software not only allows me to work from any location with access to all my files, listings and contracts on my mobile, tablet or computer – but also helps me to achieve better results for my clients.
” My clients like the fact that @realty is a one-stop-shop, offering conveyancing, finance and property management, which means they can work with @realty throughout the entire process of buying or selling a home.”
Ms Griffiths says the Tweed market is trending upwards, and that buyers and vendors alike should look for an agent with strong knowledge of the local area.
“Domain suburb data show home values across the Tweed region have risen by 13.96 per cent over the past year (2016 – 2017), which is well above the average annual five-year performance for the region,” she said.
“The southern capitals of Melbourne and Sydney and increasingly Brisbane are helping to fuel the Tweed’s real estate market, but we find that the southern Gold Coast and Tweed is still much more affordable than suburbs such as Broadbeach.
“My best advice to anyone looking at the Tweed market is that real estate is a local game and you need someone who works in the area, knows the neighbourhood and the housing types available.
“Knowledge on market trends, local schools, commute times and amenities are essential.
“With a great deal of buyer movement between the Gold and Tweed Coast today, I make great use of my own large and loyal client database to attract buyers to my clients’ homes and am able to assist prospective purchasers with gaining finance pre-approval, which is important in a competitive market.”