After 13 years at the helm of RE/MAX Integrity in Brisbane, Nerina and John Sportelli have passed the reins on to their daughter, Roslyn.
Roslyn Sportelli said that real estate has been a part of her life for as long as she can remember.
“I suppose I have just naturally gravitated towards the industry and developed a passion for it, which I can thank my family for encouraging,” Ms Sportelli said.
“Ever since I could remember, I have been involved with the family business, and being able to share the success of the business with loved ones has been, while at times challenging, overwhelmingly rewarding.”
Ms Sportelli said that she has been at the forefront of the family business for “many years”, and taking over the business was always going to happen.
“Did I always want to take over from my parents? There’s no easy answer to that. Again, it really was a natural progression. They were ready to move on and take a well-earned break and I was ready to seize the opportunity to continue to grow the business.”
Ms Sportelli said that she was enthusiastic to make a success of the move, grasping the opportunity “with both hands”.
“I will always have the support of my family behind me, but my focus now is purely on moving forward as a company and continuing to grow the business long-term,” the successor said.
“I have always lived by my mother’s advice to just keep going, to learn from experiences and keep moving forward. And that is exactly what I’m putting into practice.”
RE/MAX Integrity relocated from its Fortitude Valley office recently to the rapidly growing suburb of Albion, in Brisbane’s inner north-east.