Backchat: Monique Shaw from L J Hooker Dorrigo

L J Hooker Dorrigo, I Love Bello Shire, Bellingen, Dorrigo, Monique Shaw

We interview Monique Shaw from L J Hooker Dorrigo and discover a fun-loving, lethal weapon.

How long have you been a real estate agent?
Six months. It’s something I have always wanted to do, I keep pinching myself that I’m actually following my dream.

What got you started in the industry?
Serendipity. Greg Wall from L J Hooker Urunga took me aside at Urunga Nippers one Sunday and told me about an information night about becoming a real estate agent. The night was cancelled so I decided to put in a resume anyway, I was in the right place at the right time. The rest is history.

What do you like about your work?
What’s not to love. Homes and gardens.  I am constantly meeting beautiful people in my community.

What is the most important skill you have?
My ability to make people feel comfortable and talk candidly.

What makes you different from other real estate agents?
I am unique, I have not been in the industry long, my enthusiasm and passion for the region is genuinely what makes this career exciting for me.  Every day I enthusiastically sell the dream.

How long have you been in Dorrigo?
17 years. I can hardly believe it.

Do you know everyone in Dorrigo?
I would love to say yes but of course I don’t. I certainly know a lot of people from all aspects of the community.

Why did you come to Dorrigo?
My husband and I fell in love with a cute little restaurant called “Misty’s.” So we bought it and ran it for ten years.

What was your previous career?
I was in the Public Service in Melbourne (Immigration). I took a year off to go travelling and never went back.

Your best memory of childhood was?
Being the youngest of 8, I have far too many to choose from.

What would you like to be remembered for?
My funnies

These interviews are better if I make all the jokes?
If you say so

Your best sporting moment was?
Getting my black belt in Karate

You know I was only joking about the jokes right?

Friends say that you are?
Awesome

What do you avoid in life?
Cranky people

What are you reading right now?
Sushi for beginners.

Is that a joke?
No

If only……
I had a crystal ball.

What really annoys you?
Racism

The best lesson your parents taught you?
Lead by example

The last big belly laugh you had was?
Last Sunday hosting an eight year old’s fancy dress birthday party

If you were PM, what would you do?
Bring back free university education                                        

Who inspires you?
David Attenborough- I could listen to him all day                                                                                                                        

How do you relax?
On my back deck just chillin                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Favourite shire eatery?
Dorrigo Wholefoods of course                                                                        

Best coffee in town?
Dorrigo Wholefoods of course                                                                                                                                                                                                

Favourite country to visit and why?
Spain: food, culture, art, music. The list is endless                                                                      

In the movie Moniquegate, who would play you?
Scarlett Johansson, if only I looked like her.

L J Hooker Dorrigo, I Love Bello Shire, Dorrigo, Bellingen, Monique Shaw

Monique, is that you?

                                

 

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