Living her dream – and helping others with theirs
Words by Janie Barton | Photo by Photoholic Studio
It is never too late to start a new career, especially in real estate, as Helen Bellingham at Cairns Property Office has discovered.
While Helen has always had a passion for real estate, she waited until her children were older to pursue her dream because she believes being a top real estate agent means working all hours of the day and night, seven days a week.
“As a real estate agent, you need to be very focused and committed to deliver 100 per cent of the time,” she said. “Real estate has always been a career I wanted to pursue, but I put it on hold while my two children were young as I felt it was important to be with them as much as possible as they grew up.”
Now Helen is thrilled to be living her dream.
“It’s such a fantastic feeling to be part of someone’s life and help them move on to their next adventure whether they are buying or selling property,” she said. “It brings a huge amount of joy to both buyers and sellers and their excitement is contagious and something you never forget. It’s so rewarding to bring so much joy to people through property.”
“As a mature agent, real estate ticks a number of boxes for me where the value of my knowledge and experience allows me to see opportunities and be able to pass these on to my investors as a return of investment, based on knowledge and experience rather than a uninformed gamble, which is always a win-win situation to bring to any market.”
Helen has been in sales all her working life and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the real estate industry for buyers, sellers and investors.
“An opportunity came my way which I grabbed with the full support of my husband and children,” she said. “Cairns Property Office is the largest independently owned real estate company covering all the Cairns region, and I am delighted to join its dynamic and growing team.”
Helen’s passion to the industry and Cairns itself is evident to her clients.
“It is always a privilege to be invited into a home and to be entrusted with selling someone’s property,” she said. “I love giving my complete dedication throughout the whole journey of selling their home.
“Cairns is an exciting city in a very exciting time and to be apart of this growth is incredibly rewarding.”