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Mar 8, 2024

The power of women

In celebration of International Women's Day 2024, Noble Avenue Real Estate shines a spotlight on a few of the incredible women who are integral to our success. Their stories of resilience, growth, and collaboration offer a unique glimpse into the heart of our industry and the values that define us in Perth's dynamic real estate landscape. Triumph Over Adversity: Karen Riches' Story Karen Riches, celebrated as Carine's #1 Sales Representative for over a decade, provides a raw and honest account of her journey in real estate. Starting young allowed her to establish a solid foundation, but her path wasn't devoid of challenges, particularly during her pregnancies and early motherhood. "I feel very blessed to work in the real estate industry, doing a job I love. Yet, as a woman, there were extra challenges," Karen explains. She recalls the pressure to conceal her pregnancy to avoid professional disadvantages. "I felt I had to hide my pregnancy to prevent others from using it as leverage against me with potential sellers (which they did)." To every woman who has navigated the complexities of the real estate industry while embracing the journey of motherhood, your strength and resilience are truly commendable. Karen continues to express her experiences stating, "Giving birth on a Monday and getting back to work the next day was insane, but at that time, we felt we had no other choice," she recounts "I didn’t want to let my clients down". "Once I had my first child, trying to balance working and being a new mum was very exhausting, it was a really tough time and most nights I only had 2-4 hours sleep, working late at night between feedings". Over time, Karen found a harmonious balance. "After my second child, things changed for the better. With the support of my amazing EA and the flexibility at Noble Avenue, I've achieved a work-life balance I'm truly proud of." Today, Karen's professional life is as fulfilling as her personal life, a balance she describes as her greatest achievement. Her story is a beacon for change in the industry, demonstrating that with the right support and adjustments, women can excel in their careers without sacrificing their family life. "I'm the happiest I've ever been, feeling blessed to continue performing at a high level while enjoying precious moments with my children," she shares. Karen's journey resonates with resilience, evolution, and the joy of finding that elusive balance between a demanding career and a rewarding personal life. Her experiences, both challenging and uplifting, offer invaluable insights and inspiration to women navigating their paths in the real estate industry. To each woman in the real estate industry who has walked this path – your resilience, your achievements, and your unwavering commitment are worth celebrating. Cultivating Leadership with Jane Lambert Jane Lambert, our Operations Manager, stands as a cornerstone of Noble Avenue Real Estate, embodying visionary leadership that significantly shapes our agency's success. Her leadership journey, deeply influenced by Emma Issac's, "The New Hustle: Don’t Work Harder, Just Work Better" (a worthwhile read), showcases a profound commitment to fostering a culture of connection, understanding, and mutual growth. Jane's approach to leadership transcends conventional practices, focusing on empowering team members and cultivating an environment where every voice is heard and valued. As a mother, Jane brings a unique perspective to her leadership style, integrating compassion, resilience, and adaptability—qualities that resonate deeply within our team and contribute to a supportive and dynamic work environment. Her ability to balance professional excellence with her responsibilities at home is nothing short of inspiring, offering a powerful model of leadership that embraces both career and family. Beyond her professional life, Jane finds balance and rejuvenation through early morning Pilates and swimming with her children. These activities not only recharge her but also reflect the ethos of Noble Avenue—where family and well-being are paramount. Jane's inspiration stems from working under the Noble Avenue brand, particularly witnessing the powerful synergy among women real estate business owners. This collaborative spirit, she notes, is not just inspiring but transformative for the industry, proving that collective strength often outshines individual prowess. Empowerment and Flexibility: Stephanie Batho's Perspective Stephanie Batho, the executive assistant to Karen Riches, mirrors the sentiment of empowerment and adaptability. Observing Karen's ability to juggle a successful career and motherhood has been a source of inspiration. Stephanie, a triathlon enthusiast, appreciates the flexible working hours Noble Avenue offers, enabling her to pursue her passions and be present for her children. Her insights into habit formation, inspired by "Atomic Habits" by James Clear, resonate with our corporate culture—emphasising continuous improvement, both personally and professionally. A Unified March Towards Excellence As we celebrate International Women's Day, we salute the incredible journeys and successes of Noble Avenue's women. Their narratives inspire and chart a path toward a more inclusive, supportive, and thriving real estate industry in Perth. Join us in celebrating these stories of empowerment and progress. Together, let's nurture an environment where women flourish, lead, and inspire, driving a brighter and more equitable future in real estate.

Jan 25, 2024

Karen Riches: Breaking Records and Making History in Carine Real Estate

Karen Riches: Breaking Records and Making History in Carine Real Estate December 2023 marked a pivotal moment in Carine real estate, showcasing the extraordinary capabilities of The Riches Team. Karen Riches, named by REIWA as Carine’s #1 Sales Rep for 12 consecutive years (2012-2023), along with her executive assistant, Steph Batho, made history, breaking the record for the highest sold price for a Carine home, not once, but twice. Record-Breaking Sale #1: 7 Brillee Street, Carine, WA The first sale was 7 Brillee Street. This breathtaking 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom home commanded an impressive $1.8 million, redefining luxury living for 4-bedroom homes in Carine. Karen’s comprehensive approach, including advice on staging, cleaning, gardening/landscaping, and even cosmetic renovations when needed, ensures each property is presented in it’s best light. Record-Breaking Sale #2: 3 Hoxton Rise, Carine, WA Amidst the festive season, while many were enjoying holiday breaks, The Riches Team was hard at work, breaking their most recent record within the week and setting new benchmarks. Setting the new standard, the team raised the bar even higher with the sale of 3 Hoxton Rise, Carine. This stunning 5-bedroom, 3-bathroom masterpiece sold for an astonishing amount of $2.15 million. This sale not only cements their status as top-tier agents in Carine but also demonstrates their unwavering commitment to securing the best possible outcomes for their clients. Recognition Well-Earned Amidst these record-breaking sales, Karen's hard work was further acknowledged when she received the prestigious title of "12 for Value Sold" in the REIWA monthly awards. This honour is bestowed upon real estate professionals who exhibit exceptional skill and deliver outstanding sales results, underscoring Karen's proficiency and consistent delivery of top-tier results. The Power of Teamwork These achievements highlight the synergistic partnership between Karen Riches and Steph Batho. Steph's diligent support and organisational skills have been crucial in managing the intricate details of high-stake property transactions, contributing significantly to these record-setting results. Looking Ahead As we continue through the new year, Karen Riches and Steph Batho's remarkable achievements set a high bar for the Carine real estate market. Their passion, expertise, and commitment to excellence are not just inspiring but are reshaping the standards of real estate in the region. At Noble Avenue Real Estate, we are proud to have such dynamic and accomplished professionals as part of our team. We eagerly anticipate what Karen and Steph will achieve next and how they will continue to elevate the real estate experience for our clients. Their journey is a shining example of how dedication, expertise, and teamwork can lead to extraordinary outcomes. For more information on Karen Riches' achievements and listings, visit our Noble Avenue Real Estate page. Stay tuned for more updates and insights into the dynamic world of real estate! —- This blog post is a celebration of the achievements of Karen Riches and Steph Batho in the Carine real estate market. For more stories and updates on the real estate industry, keep following us at Noble Avenue Real Estate.