PHOTO: D’Leanne Lewis, Laing + Simmons Director and star of Luxe Listings Sydney photo: Amazon Prime
Hard work, discipline and learning to listen more and talk less are just some of the traits that have made Luxe Listings Sydney star D’Leanne Lewis a real estate powerhouse.
Telling D’Leanne Lewis she can’t do something is like waving a red rag in front of a bull.
She will prove you wrong.
But unlike a bull, which only knows to charge ahead at full tilt, D’Leanne takes a more holistic approach to achieving success.
After 29 years in real estate, the Laing + Simmons Double Bay principal has learnt “the loudest voice is not always the strongest”.
“What I’ve learnt as I’ve gotten older is that I don’t need to talk about my results,” D’Leanne explains.
“I just need to achieve them, and then those results will speak for themselves.”
And achieve them she has.
Widely considered one of Australia’s best real estate agents, D’Leanne has won the Real Estate Institute of Australia award for residential salesperson of the year.
She’s also taken out the corresponding gong for the Real Estate Institute of NSW multiple times, and she’s been Laing + Simmons top income-producing agent nationally for the past two decades.
That’s not bad for a girl who never intended to be a real estate agent.
Born in South Africa, D’Leanne moved to Australia with her family in 1982, when she was just 10 years old.
“I never made a conscious career choice to be a real estate agent,” D’Leanne recalls.
“I went to a Seventh-day Adventist school, and the plan I think my parents had for me was to marry a Seventh-day Adventist pastor and become a Seventh-day Adventist minister or something like that.
“But that was not my plan and I’ve gone a completely different way.”
FINDING DOUBLE BAY
Once in Australia, D’Leanne grew up in Blacktown and says she had never heard of Double Bay until she applied for a job with Laing + Simmons as a 20-year-old.
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