It’s a Thursday afternoon and Lisa Macklin is wrapping up her workday so she can watch her six-year-old granddaughter Talulah perform in her end-of-year dance concert.
It’s one of the special occasions she looks forward to.
It is also something Lisa believes women in business shouldn’t have to miss out.
Family is a major ingredient in the business model she created when she established Lisa Macklin Property exactly 12 months ago.
It is proudly an all-female real estate business.
Reflecting on a remarkable year, Lisa Macklin Property is proud of the exciting and challenging journey that led to this significant milestone.
The past 12 months, she says, have been a tremendous learning experience, reaffirming her confidence in both her exceptional team and her own capabilities.
“I’m very proud of what we’ve achieved in a year,” she told the Newcastle Weekly.
Aside from a series of team events scheduled for the month of November, Lisa Macklin Property will also celebrate its first birthday with some changes in structure.
“As we celebrate our first anniversary, we are thrilled to announce a noteworthy development within Lisa Macklin Property.
“Team members Steph Jordan, Vanessa Beneke, and Eliza Dunn have joined as business partners, strengthening our foundation and enhancing our commitment to excellence.
“This strategic move ensures that, from the public’s perspective, while everything remains seamless, they now benefit from the added assurance of having not just employees but dedicated stakeholders invested in the company’s long-term success.”
The move, Lisa adds, reaffirms a commitment to delivering exceptional service in the real estate industry.
“This exciting evolution marks a new chapter for us, and for our clients, and it further solidifies our position in the market.
“It’s given me faith in backing myself.
“Following a different direction has been a good thing and the support from clients and past clients and the general public, has been phenomenal.”
Lisa Macklin is someone who knows the importance of commitment in an often transient industry.
The mother-of-one and grandmother-of-two has been working in the real estate business for 27 years.
“When I started in this industry almost 30 years ago, I was a young mum and we had to be in the office five days, and every Saturday, and it was tough, there was almost no or very limited flexibility,” she says.
“It was tough on the whole family.
“I feel now we’re creating a more flexible and family-focused environment.
“The workload can be excelled at without having to be a 9 to 5 position.
“We provide a really great opportunity and flexibility for women and mothers, and we’re so supportive of each other.
“There’s no hierarchy in our office.
“We’re all on a level playing field and we all support each other, and that includes our families.”
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