Guy Elliott, ARAMA National President from Sailfish Point in Mermaid Waters
In the canal community of Mermaid Waters, you'll find our newly appointed National ARAMA President, Guy Elliott & his partner Kathryn Lipsett. This country duo from Blackall with a past career as a mechanic made the lifestyle change 5 years ago into Managements Rights (MR) moving to the famous Gold Coast. Following the success of Guy's parents in MR for over 20 years, he questioned: where else can you find a business model with a 20% return.
Guy and our very own Kelley Rigby (Past ARAMA MSO) manage the sales and letting side to the business, whilst Kathryn claims the role as the caretaker. Since GKM property management took over Sailfish Point, a thriving new culture has been cultivated with tenants lining up out the door. Not to say they haven't had their fair share of obstacles in managing uneducated owners and restructuring a poorly run building from the ground up with little to no sinking fund.
With the business now established, Guy is excited to volunteer his time to ARAMA members, get involved, and make a difference in the industry. You might even catch a glimpse of him on a golf course around the country as a professional caddy!
Guy's Top Tip: "Choose to record a video rather than write a report to your owners. Your owners are less likely to get to know you in an email or a letter. With video, you can see, hear and connect".