Property is in the blood for Northern Property Valuers director and registered valuer Trevor Gard, whose grandfather had a real estate business in Cairns in the early to mid 1900s.
“Various family members are in the building, property and finance industries,” Trevor said. “I wanted to be involved in a profession that keeps me outdoors as much as in.”
Northern Property Valuers conduct valuations, feasibilities and buyer’s agency services to various organisations including banks and financial institutions, various government departments, private companies and individuals.
The organisation has grown considerably over the years, from three staff in 2012 to 10 staff currently located throughout three offices in Cairns, Mareeba and the Sunshine Coast, with areas serviced reaching as far as PNG.
Trevor said he has established his offices as small boutique operations that concentrate on dealing with local people that require a professional, reliable and approachable service.
He said he is heavily involved in helping clients make the best decision in their property investment.
“I love being involved as much as possible to work out the best possible outcome for individual clients,” he said.
“My main role at the moment is the operation of the business and that is what I enjoy the most. Business is a game, you just have to make sure the moves that you make benefit your team.
“We look forward and try to predict how our business is changing and anticipate those changes. I learn from my mistakes and have a positive outlook moving forward.
“We have expanded our valuation operation to also be a buyer’s agent for all levels of property investors. Due to our knowledge and database we can help investors find the best possible outcome. We strive to give the best professional service for our clients and we can relate to small businesses in the region because we are one.”
Heading in the Right Direction
Northern Property Valuers
Words by Stacey Carrick • PHOTO BY Catherine Coombs
3/36-38 Rutherford St
Ph: 4032 1627