Maryborough real estate agent Tony O’Keefe has sold many millions of dollars worth of properties.
Maryborough real estate agent Tony O’Keefe has sold many millions of dollars worth of properties. Megan Pope

Born to sell houses

HE'S the jumping-for-joy Maryborough real estate agent that has just earned the tag 100 Million Dollar Man.

Like a sales superhero he stalks the Heritage City's streets, not in spandex suit, but clad instead in respectable-looking stripped tie, collared business shirt, dress pants and leather shoes that sparkle.

If you ask his colleagues they'll pledge with hand planted firmly atop a bible that he was born to sell houses - then shout about his overall sales total of $100 million like it's unmistakable proof.

But funnily enough if you ask Harcourts Maryborough property manager Tony O'Keefe he says it's not about the money.

"My best sale was helping an 82-year-old man sell his house," Mr O'Keefe said.

"He was off to a nursing home that was closer to where his daughter lived. He had very few friends to help as he said 'most of his friends had passed away'.

"I helped organise a garage sale with my friends and family and we were able to sell most of his furniture and household goods."

The old man's house then sold in record time and he now lives in Brisbane near his daughter.

It took the 100 Million Dollar Man less than 10 years to reach the mountainous figure he's now nicknamed from.

His list of professional highlights is similar to those of a sporting legend's: top 10 Harcourt's agent 2006 (9th) and 2007 (5th), no one exclusive lister four years in a row 06, 07, 08 and 09, and top 10 office in Queensland 2007.

All that from an agent who has made his massive quid in a regional city, selling houses with lower median prices than many other parts of the state.



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