Adrienne in three words:
Passionate, compassionate, understanding.
In 2008, after running a successful business in the building industry for several years, Adrienne and her husband Rod came to a realisation. “A few years back we woke up one morning looked at each other and decided we had enough of the Melbourne rat-race and cold weather. With three sons and two dogs it was time to move on, Darwin was calling. It was time for a career change as well”. Adrienne has always had a passion for property and people, and so her career in real estate began. She worked with some larger real estate companies before finding her home at Stockdale & Leggo in 2011, fitting right in “with the good old fashion values and service” that the company upholds. Not long after, Adrienne had at the opportunity to take over the Darwin franchise and she grasped it with both hands, working tirelessly to build the rent roll organically before moving on to purchase a further rent roll. Her passion was infectious, and it wasn’t long before Rod decided it was time to get off the tools and join the real estate game as well.
Now as Principal Director, Adrienne has a variety of roles in the business; from sales agent and property manager, right down to managing public relations and the office as a whole. A true-blue people-person, Adrienne is deeply energised by the people around her; she loves meeting people and developing rewarding relationships with staff, owners, tenants, vendors and tradesmen. “We are great believers in Karma, what goes around comes around. Lifelong friendships have been made in the Territory and most have started out as vendors or purchasers.” Adrienne is also incredibly proud of her family’s involvement with the business, noting that her son was given an encouragement award for taking over full responsibility of the office when she was not available to do so.
What she brings:
Adrienne brings a wealth of knowledge to her role, which is underlined by an emphasis on customer service and reliability. Having experienced all aspects of real estate as a home-owner, a tenant, a boss and an employee, she can relate to the stakeholders around her on an incredibly personal level. She has an exceptional understanding of all roles and believes that her knowledge of an individual’s situation makes solving problems and finding solutions a whole lot easier to achieve. Equipping herself with a positive, can-do attitude is the key to Adrienne’s success. She also finds that working as a team alongside husband Rod means that they can offer a far superior service to their clients: “Working together on all properties certainly gives us the edge over our competitors. Our clients receive the service they deserve... and all for the same commission you would pay for the one agent!”
Outside of work, Adrienne likes to travel, play Texas holdem poker, and spend time with friends and family.