Stroud Homes Sunshine Coast Opening Day
Saturday saw a great day for us as we opened our new Stroud Homes office in Minyama, Sunshine Coast. It was a great turnout and we saw about 20 to 30 happy faces come through to meet the team.
We had face painting for the kids to they were entertained while we had a chance to talk to local families and everyone got to meet our newest franchise manager, Dan Chapman.
Those who came down on the open day would have been greeted by his friendly smile. A Sunshine Coast local, Dan has lived here his whole life and looks forward to using his strong local knowledge to his client’s advantage.
He spoke with a number of people on Saturday about building their first home, as well as building investment properties and his first week is already looking busy as he follows up on their queries.
What’s important to Dan is that you see him as someone you can trust rather than someone just trying to sell a product.
“Basically I’m pretty close to the age of people purchasing their first home and hopefully they’re comforted by someone that can share those experiences. Your first home is one of the scariest decisions you can make – I’ve been there and I can help them through”, Dan said.
In fact, it’s that family connection that first attracted Dan to Stroud Homes. He’d seen how other building companies operated and Stroud really stood out from the rest.
“Stroud were a smaller company that’s a lot more personal. They don’t treat their clients as a number – they’re more family oriented and only look for family oriented people to join their team. I wanted to get on board with that.”
Dan also had some positive insights for those who came in to talk about investment properties.
“Building for an investment you want good returns in capital and positive gearing for a return – on the Sunshine Coast that is going through the roof! The majority of new builds are positively geared straight away, especially a duplex. It’s not whether or not it’s a good investment, it’s finding enough land to put one on.”
“You’re never lost with a duplex because they’re so solid!”
If you’re in the market for your first home, an investment property, house & land packages, or you just have some queries, give Stroud Homes Sunshine Coast a call on 07 5444 2521 or drop in to see him at his new office in Minyama.