Maria is energetic and passionate about real estate and her reputation for integrity and fair dealing is second to none. With then just 6 years in the real estate industry Maria wanted to do it her way and in early 2009, set out to build an award-winning agency under her own banner with a total focus on customer service and giving her clients value for money. Before establishing Maria Selleck Properties in January 2009, Maria had received multiple achievement awards in the local and national real estate industry and has earned her reputation as one of Canberra's leading professional agents achieving great sales for clients. In addition to other awards since 2009, Maria also received the prestigious Real Estate Institute ACT Small Residential Agency Award of the Year 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2016 plus the national REIA title in 2013.
Maria's personal attributes of integrity, passion, tireless energy and genuine helpfulness have consistently given her the competitive edge. Maria always prides herself on exceeding her client's expectations. As a big believer in always going the extra mile with every single property, Maria regularly enhances homes with her own stunning works of art and beautiful furnishings and commissions minor improvements as required on selected properties. The results have been great outcomes and delighted clients. In her career of fifteen years, she has personally achieved an unsurpassed 50+ record price sales with 96% of her listings being sold at or above the asking price.
A crucial part of Maria's reputation is built on her extremely high ethical standards - a quality that is cultivated throughout Maria Selleck Properties. Whilst getting the best possible result is high on her agenda, so is making sure that each and every client, seller and buyer, is treated with respect and integrity. Clients have viewed her honest, straightforward and insightful approach as a breath of fresh air, which explains the inordinately high amount of repeat business and referrals. But when asked what it is that makes her so successful, Maria is adamant about one thing: real estate is not about houses, it is about people and relationships. It is this belief that drives her and her business and is what keeps her clients coming back.
Maria's unique and diverse background has spanned continents, cultures and all socioeconomic levels. Her extensive life experience has equipped her with the emotional intelligence that allows her to intuitively understand each of her client's needs and sensitivities and work with them accordingly. Her extensive managerial background in both private and public sectors in Australia, Europe, Asia and the Pacific and the broad range of skills and expertise which she has developed were readily transferable into her work in real estate.
Her private sector experience includes periods working in the legal profession and residential construction industries. Maria's public sector career includes periods working overseas in Australian diplomatic missions and in Canberra with the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Austrade and the Australian National Audit Office. Maria also served for a period as President of the Foreign Service Families Association. Maria moved to Canberra in l978, studied at the Canberra Institute of Technology and ANU and is married with two daughters.