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Celebrating young leaders in real estate

The 2014 Young Professionals in Real Estate (YPIRE) Brisbane breakfast will feature 25 year-old CEO of plantminer.com.au, Michael Trusler.

Mr Trusler was named the Young Achiever of the Year at the 2013 Australian Mining Prospect Awards.

In the first three months of operation, plantminer.com.au received over $20 million worth of quote requests and enquiries.

The YPIRE breakfast is on 9 July 2014 in Brisbane and will be hosted by long-time Ray White agent and auctioneer, Haesley Cush.

“YPIRE was born out of an idea to support young people within Ray White. What we learnt was that those involved wanted to hear from people in all groups and industries. Today, YPIRE is made up of young people from all corners of the real estate world.

“YPIRE is not only limited to leaders in real estate but also extends to young professionals pioneering in other industries. What we’ve discovered is that people like to share their experiences with others going through a similar journey,” Mr Cush explains.

“Michael’s involvement in the breakfast is a great example of young people in real estate benefiting from others innovating in their industries.”

Mr Cush says that YPIRE is not defined by age, but is defined by those “young at heart” and now includes activities beyond training sessions and social drinks.

“We provide platforms for mentoring from industry leaders, coaching sessions from international sporting figures and regular fitness activities such as touch rugby league.

“People who are actively engaging in YPIRE activities are building career long relationships with the people they meet along the way,” Mr Cush said.

Mr Cush says that the expectations of sellers are changing and that these new expectations have the potential to favour young and energetic agents.

“The expectation from clients to have round-the-clock service is the highest it’s ever been. Due to this emerging trend, enthusiasm and availability can sometimes overtake experience when vendors choose their real estate agent.”

The 2014 YPIRE Brisbane breakfast will also feature a panel discussion from Cameron Crouch of Ray White Graceville, Katrina Keegan of Harcourts Broadbeach and Simon Caulfield of Place Estate Agents New Farm.