Business Spotlight with Cindy van Der Westhuizen from McWest Real Estate

About Me

When taking a break from Real Estate I am a wife, and mum to two beautiful, Sunny Coast born daughters, who light up my life. Before my successful property career, I attended Monash University and have a degree in Psychology and Media & Communications. I started out assisting other property companies with their Public Relations and that is where I discovered my passion for real estate.

Best real estate advice

“You make your money when you buy” – by buying right you will increase your chances of generating wealth through property. “Presentation is key when you sell” – you only get one chance to make a good first impression.

What do you enjoy most about your industry?

“If you love what you do, you will never really work a day in your life” this resonates with me. If I could choose to do anything, I would still choose a real estate career. I am passionate about property and this permeates in the work that I do. I love that in real estate no two days are the same. You get to meet some amazing people, who let you in not only into their lives, but their gorgeous homes, and often this comes with many interesting life stories and experiences.

Favourite walks on the Coast?

Coolum Beach to Point Arkwright coastal walk, such beautiful vantage points to see Coolum Beach, and spot turtles swimming in the ocean.

Noosa National Park to Hell’s Gate, a very popular trail, offering stunning secluded bays, surfing spots & vantage points. Look out for a koala in the eucalyptus trees, or you may be lucky enough to spot the whales migrating.

Hike up Mount Coolum offers some truly spectacular views, as well as some great exercise!

Favourite places to eat on the Sunshine Coast?

Breakfast: Pool Café – Peregian Springs

Lunch: Thomas Corner Eatery –Noosaville

Dinner: Oren Brewhouse – Sunshine Beach

Weekend drives, where do they take you?

Into the country….

Wine tasting at Flame Hill Vineyard, Montville. A truly beautiful spot, with amazing views of the rolling hills and gorgeous grapevines, with produce locally sourced from “paddock to plate”.

Kenilworth Dairy for cheeses, chocolate mousse or ice-cream or Kenilworth Bakery for their world-famous donuts, and then walking all that off along the Fig Tree walk.

– It’s hard to beat the lush subtropical rainforest at Mary Cairnscross Reserve, nature at its best. The café also boasts stunning views of the exquisite Glass House Mountains. Another beautiful spot to see the ranges is the Maleny Botanical Gardens and Bird Park, surrounded by waterfalls & lakes, it’s truly majestic to visit Maleny precinct.

– If you don’t want to head too far out of town, Terella Brewery, offers a little something for everyone with a petting zoo for the kids, beers & cider on tap, and food trucks, it’s a good day out, and a win for the whole family.

0403 252 045

www.mcwest.com.au

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