Former Hodges CEO Makes C-Change

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The Coronis Group has this week welcomed Carmel Kellett, the former CEO of Hodges Real Estate as their national Franchising Director.

Managing Director Andrew Coronis said he was extremely proud Ms Kellett had chosen the rapidly growing brand to work with which enabled her sea change from Melbourne to the Gold Coast.  

“When Carmel reached out a couple of months ago and said she wanted to move to Queensland and join the Coronis Group, I was very honoured that someone of her caliber and experience had singled us out as her only choice,” Mr Coronis said.

“COVID -19 has given us an incredible gift by pushing Carmel to make the move north now, instead of waiting for retirement. She is a talented leader who is caring, driven and has a real passion for growing the people around her as well as herself, which is a unique combination.

“A standout quality of Carmel’s, and the true mark of a wonderful leader, is that she has left every business she has worked for in a much better place including Wizard Home Loans, Metricon and Hodges Real Estate.

“I believe she is a perfect fit for the team with her values and goals aligning precisely with ours and I know together with Jodie Stainton, we will achieve our ambitious goals to expand our national footprint and offer more real estate professionals in the industry the opportunity to work with Coronis and enjoy the benefits of our unique model.

“Jodie has done a phenomenal job this past year in launching our national e-business model into Western Australia, New South Wales and Victoria and with Carmel by her side now, I have no doubt together they will build something truly special.”

Ms Kellett said she was eager to get started and create a better future for real estate professionals.

“After five and half years as CEO at Hodges, and two COVID19 lockdowns in Melbourne, I knew it was time to make the move to the sunshine state and I knew Coronis was the brand that I wanted to join and be a part of,” Ms Kellett said. 

“I’m passionate about empowering people to grow their own wealth and enjoying a lifestyle that suits their circumstances. I think Coronis has created something very special based on solid processes and systems, which is why I specifically wanted to come work with Andrew and the Coronis team.

“In my 25 years of leadership, I have seen a lot of people say they care about their team’s professional and personal success, but very few follow through. From the day I met Andrew at the Hodge’s conference in 2019, I could see he was focused on genuinely caring for his team, it wasn’t just a tagline for him, it is those values that have aligned me with the Coronis vision.

“Everyone I have spoken to from Coronis to date are not only passionate about the company they work for, but they are focused on the actions they need to achieve in order to exceed their goals, which in my opinion is the secret to being successful. I feel confident that I will be able to take the highly successful Coronis direct business model and spearhead the group’s national growth even further through our franchise model.

“The Coronis model is very different to the other business models that most agents and agencies are used to seeing, and I can’t wait to roll it out, we’re rewriting the rule book and that’s so exciting.”

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