Suzi Wells: changing real estate stereotypes

Karyn Starmer 21 September 2019 18
Suzi Wells

Local Leader Suzi Wells. Photos: Supplied.

Moving from the country to the bright lights of Canberra as a young school leaver, Local Leader Suzi Wells has forged a successful career in real estate and not looked back.

Originally from Cootamundra, Suzi set her sights on a career in real estate while at boarding school in Goulburn.

“I know it may seem unusual for a schoolgirl to want to work in real estate, but I used to read the papers on the weekend and I fell in love with the property section. I have always been drawn to property and I am a people person, so real estate was a perfect fit,” Suzi explained.

“My family has lived in the one house my whole life so I know how important a house can be. Working in real estate, you are a part of a big decision in people’s lives – a decision that can last for generations.”

Suzi originally saw moving to Canberra as a steppingstone from the country and expected to move on to a bigger city just like her five siblings but 14 years later, “I am still here; I love Canberra”.

Now General Manager of McGrath Belconnen/Gungahlin, Suzi manages a team of 35 people and is a partner in the very business she has assisted grow.

Suzi started out as a personal assistant for an agent in Belconnen but after four years she decided to take a break from real estate.

“I loved my job, I loved the industry but I thought I should go and try something else. What I really learned was that I missed real estate,” she said.

“When I heard McGrath was opening in Canberra, I knew I wanted to be a part of the company. I had been to a real estate seminar in Sydney and I remember being so impressed with the quality of their business, I wanted in.”

After 12 years, Suzi has worked in almost every facet of the industry: in administration and marketing, as well as sales, and in recent years has managed new project developments all the way from launch to settlement.

With such a passion for real estate it is no surprise that Suzi is now a partner of the business and General Manager of McGrath Estate Agents in Gungahlin.

“People don’t realise that a career in real estate is not just sales and property management. My day-to-day work life is all about problem-solving. My job is to support the team and make other people’s jobs easier. I deal with a variety of things such as IT support, marketing and accounts. We have a dynamic team with a great culture and I love helping my team to be the best at what they do. Every day is different and challenging but that’s what makes my position so satisfying,” Suzi said.

Suzi prides herself on her dedication and work ethic.

“My family encouraged me to work hard and I have worked very hard at times, but I get to enjoy the benefits. I am proud of where McGrath Belconnen/Gungahlin is today after being in Canberra only 10 years,” Suzi said.

McGrath Belconnen/Gungahlin Principal Craig Chapman agrees a career in real estate rewards people who work hard.

“Suzi is a great example of where you can get to. I have found that women are particularly suited to real estate because they tend to have good emotional intelligence. Combining those emotive qualities with good business acumen is a recipe for success in this industry,” Craig said.

You can contact Suzi and the team at McGrath Belconnen/Gungahlin on 6123 8000.

McGrath Belconnen Gungahlin wins Office of the year Award for 2019.

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18 Responses to Suzi Wells: changing real estate stereotypes
Luke Sullivan Luke Sullivan 9:44 pm 26 Sep 19


Catherine Elliott Catherine Elliott 6:47 pm 25 Sep 19

Great article Suzi. Well done x

Damien Sunith Ponweera Damien Sunith Ponweera 5:22 pm 25 Sep 19

Yeah Lil Suz!!!

Suzi Wells Suzi Wells 12:32 am 25 Sep 19

Thank you all so much! I feel incredibly humbled and grateful for everyone's love and support 🙏🥰

Jocelyn Berry Jocelyn Berry 9:23 pm 24 Sep 19

Woo hoo Suzi 💁‍♀️ stunning pic too 😍

Kate O'Connor Kate O'Connor 6:46 pm 24 Sep 19

Awesome Wellsy!

Bec Beerworth Bec Beerworth 12:07 pm 24 Sep 19


Alysha Lockley Alysha Lockley 11:39 am 24 Sep 19

Congrats Suzi. Great article on your success and hard working achievements 🎉❤👍

Allana Langford Allana Langford 9:12 am 24 Sep 19

Well done Suzi, great article

Elena Wolski Elena Wolski 9:07 am 24 Sep 19

Jamie Griffiths ☺️🤗⭐️ congrats Suzi Wells what an amazing article!!!!!!!!!!! You go girl!!

Franna Corby Franna Corby 7:29 am 24 Sep 19

Well done Suzi. Xx

Michael Flagg Michael Flagg 7:17 am 24 Sep 19

What a great article to read. Congratulations Suzi.

Justin Lomas Justin Lomas 6:29 am 24 Sep 19

Way to go Suzi!

Julie Belmonte Julie Belmonte 6:02 am 24 Sep 19

Well done Suzi!

Jessica Roxburgh Jessica Roxburgh 5:55 am 24 Sep 19

Congratulations Suzi you are amazing!!

Nicky Trinder Nicky Trinder 5:51 am 24 Sep 19

Congratulations Susie on all your success. Super proud!

Leanne Cowburn Leanne Cowburn 7:38 pm 23 Sep 19

Well done Suzi 🎉🎉

    Suzi Wells Suzi Wells 10:45 pm 23 Sep 19

    Thanks so much Leanne. Hope you're well 😊

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