Melina MacNellie-Verrall spent six years raising her young family in Flagstone, a suburb of Logan located between Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
When the opportunity presented itself to bring global real estate brand RE/MAX to the community she had called home, it was a dream 18-months in the making for Ms MacNellie-Verrall.
“I’ve waited almost two years to complete what I felt like was a missing element in my business, and to link Flagstone and Greater Springfield with a full-service sales and property management services.
“I am proud to be the one to bring Flagstone a physical real estate presence – an office where the community can walk in and feel welcome,” she said.
She sees incredible potential in the Flagstone area, with 20 per cent property growth paired with 25 years of planned infrastructure among other factors that will entice a wider variety of buyers to enter the market.
“Flagstone has affordability, acreage opportunities and has become its own community,” she stated, adding that “there are opportunities for first time buyers, for young families and for investors, as there are also people taking the opportunity to sell, especially people who have been in Flagstone for five years or so and who are now moving closer to the coast or city as the kids have grown”.
“And increasing numbers of investors coming in will, in turn, help renters into the area,” she said.
Sharing her vision for the future, Ms MacNellie-Verral said she was excited to be “establishing for the long-term as I did when I opened RE/MAX Property Professionals in Springfield”.
She said her team would be a blend of locally based experienced agents and property managers that will pave the way for business success and new talent to be onboard.
“Newcomers to my Flagstone team will have a solid base of experienced agents and property managers to support them plus the RE/MAX environment where people thrive in business because of the incredible level of professional development and resources made available,” she added.
RE/MAX managing director Joel Davoren said Ms MacNellie-Verral’s personality and professional hunger set the business and region up for success.
“Melina’s energy and drive is always to the fore, underpinned with passion for building relationships, delivering great outcomes and experiences, and for real estate and the industry itself.
“The Flagstone community can embrace the level of engagement and involvement it will get from the RE/MAX Property Professionals team,” he concluded.
The new RE/MAX Professionals office can be found at Flagstone Central shopping centre.