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Matt McKee is no stranger to adventure, but even he says there’s nothing quite like the adrenaline rush of opening an agency with your name on the door.

McKee Real Estate is the most recent entrant into the Newcastle/Lake Macquarie property market in New South Wales, and it’s already making waves.

“We opened in January and achieved listings and sales pretty much straight away.”

Matt’s path to agency ownership wasn’t immediately clear when he started his property career in 2011, but his natural selling attributes came to the fore and directed his calling.

“I always had an interest in property and real estate, but I originally wanted to be a developer. When I got offered a sales role and for the first three months it was pretty ordinary … but then a switch flipped, and I realised I was actually pretty good at it.”

“Pretty good” is a gross understatement. In his second year in the industry, Matt was awarded Rookie of the Year. Then, not too long after, he was invited to become a partner in the business.

“I was only 24 and already one of the leading agents in Newcastle, so it was pretty cool.”

Matt continued his professional journey and eventually joined a major brand to spearhead their service in the Lake Macquarie area.