By TINA LIPTAI
Facing a fork in the road along her career journey, Briannan Davis decided to follow a different path – a decision that led her to combine her passion for real estate with a flair for performance to build a strong and thriving career as one of the industry’s leading auctioneers.
Landing her dream job didn’t go quite to plan for Briannan Davis, but what seemed like a setback at the time was actually a defining career moment.
“I wanted to work in television and, after completing my Bachelor of Media and Communications, landed a job at SBS,” Briannan recalled. “My goal was to become a TV presenter. However, after working in the industry for six months, I realised that it really wasn’t for me.”
While real estate may not have seemed like an obvious choice for an ambitious media graduate, it was an industry that had always been of interest to Briannan.
“I’ve always been keenly interested in real estate and decided that it was the right time for me to give it a go,” she said.
It wasn’t long before this new career path offered up the perfect opportunity to combine her passion for real estate with her love of theatrics.
“I was working as a PA at the time and my boss encouraged me to complete my Real Estate Licence, including the auctioneering module,” she said. “Then I entered the REINSW Novice Auctioneers Competition. I won my heat and went on to compete in the State Final, which is where I met leading auctioneer Damien Cooley.”