A young agent who has logged impressive results independently running a business out of his home for the last three years has joined forces with the network.
Andrew Diadyk first set up his own independent agency at the age of 20 with what he describes as “no track record, no history because I thought I had the skill set and confidence”.
Looking back now, he said, “I realise I was pretty green”.
Yet Mr Diadyk has been able to grow his business over the course of a few short years, most recently reporting 32 sales in the last 12 months – still working entirely on his own.
Now, the motivated sales agent has decided to join Stone Real Estate’s Macarthur offering.
The agent has taken his time in finding the right brand to unite with, expressing that he “didn’t want to join a business that was just a turnover machine that didn’t care about their staff”.
He’s most looking forward to taking advantage of the network’s administrative support – a “luxury” in his eyes.
“I’ve been doing everything on my own for three years, from printing contracts to handing over keys,” Mr Diadyk said.
Stone Macarthur principal Chris Philp said the growth of Mr Diadyk’s business speaks volumes of the agent’s hard work, particularly as he had yet to make a sale before launching his business.
“Andrew is truly remarkable,” Mr Philp said. “He kicked off not really knowing anyone, making calls from his bedroom and has been operating alone for three years. It’s unheard of.
“He was also up against seasoned agents in one of Sydney’s busiest markets, which makes him all that more extraordinary.”
Mr Diadyk said he’d come a long way from the quiet kid who landed a job as an assistant at a real estate agency two years after leaving school to study business at TAFE.
“I was so shy I could barely make a telephone call,” he recalled. “My first telephone call trying to inquire about whether someone wanted to sell was just a disaster.”
After his experience working as an assistant to both an agent and strata manager, Mr Diadyk said he realised sales was his future but credited the experience learning about strata management with landing his first listing.
Selling a villa on the first inspection and above reserve, he reflected on how he scored a great result for the client who put her trust in the young agent because she felt he could communicate the benefits of the strata property to potential buyers.
Though he’s achieved enormous growth since then, Mr Diadyk remains ambitious about his future.
“I still think of myself as in the very early stages of my career and capabilities.”