In the Spotlight: Tom Davids proves a positive attitude, faith and hard work does pay off
We have a chat with Tom Davids, an up and coming real estate agent in the Centurion area. Tom is an inspirational sales advisor at Engel & Völkers Centurion who has only been in the industry for 10 months but already making a success of his new career.
Tom will tell you that it is by pure chance that he pursued a career in real estate. His journey began when he ran into a friend of his whilst shopping, and she invited him to come meet her manager who just happened to be the Team Leader of Engel & Völkers Centurion and the rest is history. Tom shares some of his career tips to his success and what he has learnt along his journey to being an agent and having a successful career.
“Coming from a retention & sales managers background the transition was fairly easy for Tom and he has certainly worked very hard to earn his status as a successful rookie agent in Centurion, we are very proud to have him as part of our team” states Wendy Williams, Team Leader Engel & Völkers Centurion.
The other side of Tom
Upon asking Tom to tell us a bit about his family life, he shared that he is married to a stunning lady, Cindy and that they are blessed with 4 beautiful children, 3 girls and 1 boy. He says that his family is his world but they come second as God is on top of his list of priorities. Tom loves people and love helping others when possible.
Tom’s hobbies include selling properties and having 3 little children in the house, other than that there is no real time for relaxing. When he is busy with his hobbies, he relaxes, which is why he loves spending time with my family and doing show houses and expos. Tom added that this personal goal in life is to always try and make a positive difference in the lives of others. “I love helping people in general and my goal is to be able to help so much more than what I am currently helping. I am most passionate about sharing as I do believe that sharing is caring” Tom added.
On the more serious side
Tom’s says that his greatest achievement would be when he made a decision to serve God and to be obedient to His commandments. Getting married to his wife and being blessed with their 4 kids is most definitely also one on the list. “Let me just mention that the last set are twins just in case you think that we don’t have any hobbies” Tom smiled.
We got to do a quick Q&A to gain some more insight into Tom’s life:
Tell us a bit about the market you specialise in?
What are your top three secrets to success?
Can you remember how many properties you have sold?
Which part of the property industry do you enjoy most?
What is the most vital business tool that estate agents should have at their disposal in today’s market and why?
Do you remember the first property you sold? Please tell us about it.
What do you find to be the most enjoyable and the most challenging aspects of the job?
What characteristics, in your opinion, make for a great estate agent/broker and why?
Please tell us a bit about your best listing currently on your books
What is your personal goal to achieve in turnover for the financial year? / What are some of your career goals?
What is the one thing you wish someone had taught you or told you when you first started out in property and why?
What advice would you give to new kids on the block about making a success in their career in property?
On the lighter side:
Are you more of a hunter or a gatherer?
You’ve been given an elephant. You can’t give it away or sell it. What would you do with the elephant?
A penguin walks through that door right now wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why is he here?