Julie Bartley is a perfect example of what it takes to be an outstanding property manager. The role isn’t for the faint-hearted, requiring specific characteristics not always easy to find - a delicate mix of knowledge, empathy, diligence, tenacity and fairness. As the latest addition to the stellar Ray White Sue Douglas Property Management team, Julie offers all of that and over a decade of real estate experience to boot.
Julie gained her real estate license in 2005. She spent 13 years accruing a comprehensive knowledge base working as a sales consultant, a branch office manager, and the education coordinator for the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand. A qualified consultant in both New Zealand and Australia, there’s little Julie hasn’t seen or done in the property industry.
An early career in teaching showed Julie’s nurturing disposition; she cares for her customers and takes enormous pride in her work. Teaching both primary and intermediate ages in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom allowed Julie to develop essential abilities which she’s honed to a fine art: self-motivation, time management, organisation, accuracy and attention to detail.
What sets Julie apart, though, is her exceptional communication skills. She’s able to interact and relate easily to others with absolute discretion, sensitivity and professionalism; valuable skills when managing both landlords’ livelihoods and tenants’ lives. She has a broad perspective of all views; developed from her past experiences as a tenant and also as an owner, managing a busy bed and breakfast in Greytown, commenting; “Finding a balance that allows everyone to maintain their esteem is important to me.”
Clearly a believer in educating others, Julie also committed to achieving additional qualifications which offer tremendous value to her services. On top of her real estate papers and NZ Teaching Diploma, she has a NZ Project Management Certificate, an Australian Teaching Certificate, an ESOL Certificate (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and a Diploma in Effective Management.
Personal challenges served as lessons for Julie, too. Instead of bowing down in hard times, she invested time in self-development, saying; “I learned to have a lot of empathy for others but also when to stand up for myself, and when necessary, others.” Julie considers raising her now 27-year-old daughter, her most significant accomplishment in life.