Did you know that majority of our team live in apartments and many are local Docklands residents? Since we know what it’s like to live in apartments ourselves, it gives us a great advantage. We’re able to offer advice from a personal perspective and knowing the local area inside-out is an absolute bonus.
One such example is our Sales Executive, Lynn Lum. Not only is she an expert in selling inner-city apartments, but she has also lived in apartments for the last 17 years! With almost 2 decades under her belt, we thought it’d be great to hear about Lynn’s own experience as an apartment dweller.
17 years is certainly a long time - why do you love apartment living?
Firstly, for most of my adult life, I’ve lived by myself so security is definitely a high priority. With multiple layers of security in apartments from the front entrance to the on-site building manager, I love the fact that I can come home at any time and feel safe. This also means there’s no need for a house-sitter when you’re away! Secondly, it’s all about the location. I love the close proximity to good restaurants/cafes, amenities and public transport. I believe I have saved thousands of dollars over the years on transportation by living in the inner-city.
Which areas have you lived in before? Do you have a favourite?
I’ve always gravitated towards apartments around the inner-city. North Melbourne, Docklands, Southbank, CBD, South Melbourne & Prahran/Windsor are just to name a few! It’s hard to pick a favourite area as each suburb is so unique in its culture and lifestyle. I can say though, each area suited my lifestyle at a certain point. For example, when I was a student living closer to the university was a must!
Having lived in so many inner-city suburbs, what advice can you share with buyers that are unsure which area to focus on?
There definitely isn’t one suburb that suits all and that’s one of the perks about living in Melbourne. Just Docklands itself with all the various precincts such as New Quay, Victoria Harbour and Yarra’s Edge - they all have something unique to offer. The best thing to do is reach out and have a chat with me. Once I have a better understanding of your priorities, needs and lifestyle, I can offer my guidance to find the area that best suits you.
Lastly, how do you think living in apartments has benefited your Real Estate career?
The benefits are endless! It’s a huge advantage to be able to offer advice from personal experience on areas you’re selling in. Whether it’s the culture, the attractions or even the shortcomings – I know them inside-out! When I first meet a new buyer and start chatting with them, it has become second nature to know what suburbs will suit them best. One success story that I take great pride in, is when I met a couple who had already been searching for almost a year without finding anything they like. After our first chat, we quickly realised it wasn't the properties but actually the areas they were looking in. After just 8 weeks I was able to help them settle on a property and it was such a joy to see them move into their new home!
Want to know how Lynn can help you with your property goals?
Get in touch with her today!
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