Ask Canberra real estate specialists Team McCormack for their favourite place to dine in the capital and you get three very different responses.
“Raku,” says sales consultant Anthony McCormack. “Just the entire menu.”
Nikki Horner disagrees. “It’s all about the banoffee pie at Eightysix,” she says.
Sales associate Mikaela Chan has her own opinion. “Lazy Su,” she says. “Ramen is life.”
Despite their different tastes, Team McCormack is a united front when it comes to what makes an exceptional real estate team.
The trio this week joins Hayman Partners, boosting the agency’s sales team to 13 and bringing outstanding expertise in Isaacs, Farrer, Fadden, Gowrie and Wanniassa.
“We have the same values,” Anthony says of Team McCormack.
“Our number one priority has always been teamwork and having each other’s backs, both professionally and personally.
“Whether it’s at work, at family barbeques, helping look after the kids or just being there through life’s ups and downs. The support carries on beyond the boundaries of 9-5 and to our families.
It’s a deep level of caring that extends to both buyers and sellers across Canberra.
“The feedback we’ve received from clients has always been around the thoroughness of our communication, which sets us apart,” Nikki says.
“Straight after a buyer appointment or open home, our vendors are immediately contacted.
“Detailed reports are sent weekly. Vendors are always informed on their position with meetings before a campaign starts, mid-campaign and prior to auctions.
“And our buyers are never left out – every buyer who enters a property receives several phone calls to see how we can assist them and to let them know the result of the sale to assist with their research.”
Anthony, Nikki and Mikaela come from diverse professional backgrounds. Anthony has a farming and small business background, while Nikki is a former member of the Australian Defence Force. Mikaela has had a strong career in administration to date and spends weekend training cheerleaders.
“Anthony is very process-based and is always deeply involved in professional and personal development, he’s the big picture thinker,” Mikaela says.
“Nikki’s disciplined and results-driven.
“And I bring the warmth. I want to make working with team McCormack an enjoyable and memorable experience.”
The trio isn’t just a team of exceptional Canberra property specialists – they’re quite literally industry leaders. All three mentor other agents and are asked to speak regularly at national and international real estate events.
Nikki is also a contributor to real estate magazine Elite Agent.
“We’re delighted to be on board at Hayman Partners,” Anthony says.
“We’re looking forward to being part of an independent agency that has a strong support system in place for staff and clients, and with such a strong sense of community and culture.”