Newlyweds Kately and Benson Young took a leap of faith into the real estate industry and started Specialty Real Estate. Picture: Supplied
Newlyweds Kately and Benson Young took a leap of faith into the real estate industry and started Specialty Real Estate. Picture: Supplied

Newlyweds make themselves at home in real estate

A newlywed couple have launched a new real estate business saying the industry needs a shake up on how agents present homes to prospective buyers.

Katelyn and Benson Young took a leap of faith into the real estate industry and started Specialty Real Estate.

With Mrs Young’s history in the industry and Mr Young’s sales experience, the couple thought it was the perfect opportunity.

“(We) knew that it would be hard but we were determined to proceed with our desire to work in the industry and provide new and innovative ways of buying and selling,” Mrs Young said.

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She said they had a plan to compete against the big name agents across the Sunshine Coast.

“We want to help people experience a home instead of just seeing or viewing the house,” she said.

Mr and Mrs Young believe allowing prospective buyers to experience the home is what the industry is missing.

Kately and Benson Young took a leap of faith into the real estate industry and started Specialty Real Estate. Picture: Supplied
Kately and Benson Young took a leap of faith into the real estate industry and started Specialty Real Estate. Picture: Supplied

“For example if the home has an amazing kitchen, we would invite potential buyers to come and use the appliances or see how the kitchen would make an entertaining dream,” Mrs Young said.

“We’re not just selling houses, we’re selling homes.

“Homes that have heart and soul, memories that have been made and memories waiting to be made.”

The two-person husband and wife team have dreamt of working together for a long time.

“As we talked more and more about the prospect of going into business, both with each other and with friends and family, we just saw that we had complementary skill sets that would help us to succeed,” Mrs Young said.

The first person to list their house for sale with the new agency will have their house sold commission free.

The following four sellers to list with them will receive free marketing for their home.