Jahkoda Ferguson is a bit of a legend in his Brisbane real estate agency right now, having sold a whopping six properties in just one day!
In a week that saw the 27-year-old NGU Real Estate Sales Consultant and father-of-three sell eight properties in total, worth almost $6.3 million, Jahkoda was on fire moving listings in Brookwater, Bardon, Spring Mountain, Augustine Heights, Bellbird Park and Springfield Lakes.
The secret to his success, Jahkoda believes, is going that little bit further and offering something not many other agents are able to provide: “Pioneering prices,” he says, explaining that he works hard to implement a proven sales strategy and process that forces competition, in order to push a premium price.
“I love helping people from both parties sides go on to the next chapter in their lives,” he enthuses. “I also love smashing goals with my right-hand man Moses Nguyen,” he adds, “and just generally having fun.”
“I spent three years learning the gig from him, learning absolutely everything there is to know about real estate in a sort of apprenticeship,” he explains.
As a child, Jahkoda harboured dreams of becoming a fighter pilot. While manoeuvring through the homes of Queensland’s capital isn’t exactly the same, he appreciates some of the similarities required in the roles.
“You have to be the best to be a fighter pilot,” he says. “From a class of 500, only two are picked for the job. They’re a very select group of elite operators. The dedication and commitment required is pretty similar in this job. You have to be so switched on.”
His strong work ethic coupled with the challenges of looking after three small children – Latoya (8), Rohan (6) and Milo (10 months) – mean spare time is pretty rare, but Jahkoda and his wife Lesinda make sure they spend every weekend making new memories as a family: “We have our ‘Sunday adventures’ – every week we pick somewhere, anywhere, and go.” It might be a day trip to Byron Bay or perhaps a visit to Kenilworth Bakery just to attempt their famous 1Kg Donut Challenge, which is on the ‘to do’ list for the immediate future!
In the longer term, he see real estate as a stepping stone to bigger – though almost certainly property-related – things, not least because of the security the industry offers. “It’s not going anywhere!”
In the meantime, Jahkoda’s feeling optimistic about 2021. “Brisbane’s very stable,” he says, “I don’t see any unexpected changes cropping up. Prices should continue to climb.” No doubt this is one agent who’ll be making sure that’s exactly what happens.