Emma Stephens

On female brokers …

It would mean a lot to me to see more female brokers in the industry and I am on a mission to make this vision a reality! 

A very common issue for a number of women I know is taking a back seat when they could be taking charge. Often, even though women are more than capable, they don’t always have the confidence to take the reins in their careers. If we empower more women to become brokers and business owners – rather than just admins for someone else – we can help pave the way for change. Smartline offers brokers the flexibility for an appealing family, career and lifestyle balance, as well as the capability to create their own financial security. This is something that women have historically not always had access to, and I would love to see more women take advantage of this opportunity.

Favourite client story …

My favourite client story would definitely be my first client! After settlement, this client told me how proud they were to have been successful in purchasing their own home and how much they were looking forward to the future. They were already planning how they would pay down their mortgage and considering ways to increase their wealth through property. Knowing I had had a hand in how engaged they had become financially, and in their desire to be more financially secure and independent, gave me a huge sense of personal satisfaction.

On Smartline …

I can’t emphasise enough how supporting REA and Smartline management have been since I began my business, not to mention the marketing and IT support, as well as my fellow franchisees. I have also signed up for admin support and have just hired a female loan writer. Overall, the support Smartline offers helps greatly in allowing me to work towards my vision of spending my time on valued conversations with customers, on creating opportunities and on building my business with future female brokers.

To anyone considering becoming a broker with Smartline, I would say: Open your mind up and say ‘yes’! There is no need to worry as you will be supported in every way.

Favourite quote …

Courage is not the absence of fear but triumph over it – Nelson Mandela.

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