Mark Bouris is a business heavyweight.

I’m lucky enough to count him as a friend and a mentor.

Mark is probably best known for founding Wizard Home Loans. He’s shared his financial knowledge and expertise on TV shows, works as an academic at UNSW and, in 2015, he was made a Member of the Order of Australia. He is currently the chairman of Yellow Brick Road and sits on various boards – including the Sydney Roosters.

I first met Mark when I was a teenager, hanging out at Bronte Surf Lifesaving Club. Our paths crossed again early in my real estate career, when I leased him a semi in Queens Park in the late 1980s. That was before it was officially known as Queens Park.

Over the years I’ve also sold property for him and we’ve become friends. I consider him a mentor.

I have a great deal of respect for the way Mark leads by example – he’s a champion for small business, a great person, and I’ve learnt a lot from him simply by watching him do business.

Mark recently asked if I’d be happy to be interviewed for his Mentored video series. We sat down and talked about how I started out, as well as what it’s like to have a 30 year career in real estate and work in a market like Potts Point and Elizabeth Bay.

It was interesting to reflect on the success I’ve had in recent years. It certainly didn’t happen overnight. I’ve been patient, consistent, persistent and developed my expertise along the journey.

A lot of it is down to the approach I took early on, the relationships I’ve built, the unique area I work in, and the amazing property on offer. Most importantly it’s also down to the team – Geoff and Anne are an integral and vital part of that, as are my wife and family. Transparency and the right tactics are a key part of it, but success is not always about the money.

Watch the video below.

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Article by Jason Boon

In a real estate market that is the focus of Australian, and indeed worldwide attention, Jason Boon's results in the Sydney scene make him a highly significant figure within the industry. A long-term specialist in the Potts Point and inner eastern suburbs area, he is uniquely placed to leverage his skills and local knowledge as the area undergoes significant change and diversification. Jason ha…