“Reputations are hard won, but easily lost,” says Ivan from Harcourts Pinnacle. “So therefore, to succeed I believe it is essential for a sales professional to have consistency, dedication and a pledge to always act in the best interests of their clients.”
Born in India to cosmopolitan parents, more commonly known as Anglo-Indians, Ivan moved to London at the age of 9, where he undertook study in the late 60s and early 70s.
Brisbane’s real estate market has long held a keen fascination for Ivan, so much so that when he was ready for a career change, there was only one choice - to become a very successful real estate consultant. Ivan has accomplished over $125 million worth of sales making him one of the successful top agents in the local area. Ivan completed his apprenticeship as an armature winder. He gained certificates through the City and Guild of London Institute Incorporated by the Royal Charter before embarking on a 27 year career in the electrical motor industry with Dowding & Mills. His skills are diverse, ranging from sales, customer service and personnel, to marketing, finance and administration. This career took Ivan and his family from London to Canada before making their final stop in Brisbane in 1987.
Married to Glenda for 40 years, Ivan and family live in Carseldine. He has two children Scott, 36, and Nicola, 34, and three Grandchildren.
Ivan is a keen golfer who plays off a 6 handicap. He was a participant in the golf tournaments at both the World Masters in Brisbane in 1994, the Australian Masters in Melbourne in 1997, the Mitsubishi Challenge on the Gold Coast in 2005 and Pat O’Driscoll Real Estate Tropical Auto Group in Capricorn 2006, 2007 and 2008.
Ivan’s extensive world travels allow him to bring an international perspective to Harcourts Pinnacle. His exposure to so many cultures and lifestyle has served to broaden his horizons and fine-tune his communication and people skills.
At Harcourts Pinnacle, we know that selling your home is a major event and can be stressful. Therefore, choosing the right agent is very important and can make all the difference. Our consultants strive to achieve the best possible results for you, our client, with a minimum of stress and a professional attitude.