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Introducing Brett Simpson, the newest addition to the Integra Land Sales team…

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I’ve been in Ballarat all my life, I was born here. I lived on a farm out at Springbank which is about 20km on the Melbourne side of Ballarat. I travelled into town on a school bus.

Then I did an apprenticeship, I was a refrigeration mechanic back in the day. I ended up in sales for PRD, new home sales for Hotondo Homes, and now I’m here at Integra.

I’ve got a wife, Siobhan, and three boys, Aidan, Callum, and Henry. Most of my time was spent running around after the kids. We love our football, I’m one of the coaches out at the Springbank Footy Club, in the juniors. The kids play out there so it’s really good.

How long have you been working in the real estate industry?

I’ve been in the real estate industry for about 15 years. I spent 4 years at PRD Real Estate selling new homes. I moved up to Hotondo Homes selling for planned builds. I spent 10 years there. And now I’m into Land Sales.

What is your favourite thing about real estate?

I like being on top of the market trends. It’s a good conversation starter. When you say you’re in real estate, people have always got questions, so it’s good to be able to give them answers about what sold for what, how much, what the price of land is now, things like that. That’s the best part.

What do you love about Ballarat?

Ballarat’s a great place, I love Ballarat. The town itself, the buildings – they’re just amazing. But it’s the people, the Ballarat people. It’s got a country feel about it, everyone knows everyone in Ballarat. You can’t walk down the street without running into someone you know. That’s what I love about Ballarat.

If you could give one tip to someone looking to buy a block of land right now, what would it be?

I would say, just do it! Don’t be like me, looking back and saying I wish I had of bought that block then. They’re not going to get any cheaper, that’s for sure!