PHOTO: Local Leader Suzi Wells. Photos: Supplied.

Moving from the country to the bright lights of Canberra as a young school leaver, Local Leader Suzi Wells has forged a successful career in real estate and not looked back.

Originally from Cootamundra, Suzi set her sights on a career in real estate while at boarding school in Goulburn.

“I know it may seem unusual for a schoolgirl to want to work in real estate, but I used to read the papers on the weekend and I fell in love with the property section. I have always been drawn to property and I am a people person, so real estate was a perfect fit,” Suzi explained.

“My family has lived in the one house my whole life so I know how important a house can be. Working in real estate, you are a part of a big decision in people’s lives – a decision that can last for generations.”

Suzi originally saw moving to Canberra as a steppingstone from the country and expected to move on to a bigger city just like her five siblings but 14 years later, “I am still here; I love Canberra”.

Now General Manager of McGrath Belconnen/Gungahlin, Suzi manages a team of 35 people and is a partner in the very business she has assisted grow.