“As a former small business owner, I know how to communicate effectively with other small business owners thanks to my own diverse background. The experiences I’ve had in my own businesses have taught me motivation and discipline and I am genuinely very excited about representing ResortBrokers and help clients across rural and regional NSW.”
With one of the largest “patches” to cover in the ResortBrokers national network, Chris Kelly is well aware of the kilometres he’s going to be putting on his car as he hits the road in the central west of NSW.
Based in Bathurst, Chris will be our man covering everywhere from Lithgow to Griffith and out to Dubbo and beyond in the caravan park and motel sector and his local knowledge combined with proven success in real estate and business development means there’s no better fit for this job.
For five years up until he joined ResortBrokers, Chris ran his own pasture-raised pig farm where he managed all aspects of the business – from farm work to business development and sales, as well as promotions and speaking at industry events. Crack Willow Farm gained national recognition for its high quality and won a Delicious Magazine Produce Award under his guidance.
“One of the great things I took out of running that business was the importance of networking and building strong relationships with people. This is at the core of any business and this is my first priority as I travel around and meet the operators in the accommodation industry,” Chris says.
After completing his Bachelor of Business degree, Chris spent six years as an equipment finance broker with Moody Kiddell and from there he moved into real estate in Newcastle.
Throughout his working career, he’s also held senior roles in the hospitality industry, managing licensed venues in Sydney and Newcastle.
“My extended family currently own licensed venues across the Central West and Blue Mountains, and as such I have a natural interest and good grasp of the dynamics of the hospitality market.
“It’s now time for me to put all my client-focussed business knowledge and experience together and help people in the accommodation industry achieve their goals and dreams.”
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