Emma Milner: Why Real Estate was the Move That Stuck

Emma Milner

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‘Real estate agent’ wasn’t something Emma Milner necessarily thought she’d be adding to her CV, but it’s a title she’ll never be giving up.

“Honestly, it really is [the ultimate dream]. I’ve sold beautiful homes, I’ve met amazing people. It’s just a fantastic career,” she says.

Laura Johns, Ray White Dalkeith Claremont

Now a sales executive at Ray White Dalkeith Claremont, Emma Milner has worn a lot of different hats throughout her distinguished career.

“The roles I’ve had have been so diverse. I’ve had insurance, mining, retail, lifestyle, but generally in my working career, I’ve always owned my own businesses,” she explains.

“Everything from communication, HR, running multiple businesses. Sales, of course, has been a big part of that, but also relationships.”

And though she makes no secret the transition from these roles to one in real estate wasn’t easy, she describes it as the best decision she’s ever made.

“It was really hard. It was the hardest thing I’ve ever done and learning a new skill, plus there is so much to know, with real estate. You’re constantly put out of your comfort zone, which is what I love about it,” Milner says. “So you’re constantly growing and evolving. And it is harder to do that in older age, rather than younger. But, it’s still the best thing I’ve ever done.”

The opportunity to make this leap came after a long personal relationship with another of Perth’s leading ladies in real estate: Vivien Yap.

Vivien and I were actually neighbours in City Beach for many years, so that’s how we know each other. Then Vivien sold my house in City Beach. At that time I had other businesses and she was a client of mine, so we kept in touch. She just kept talking to me about a career change, and eventually, I made the move and did all the courses that she told me to do, and then just jumped straight in.

Emma Milner and her Ray White Dalkeith Claremont family | Source: Instagram

In the years since Emma changed careers, she’s come to be known as an agent that will do anything for her clients, with an unwavering work ethic.

If I need to be somewhere there at three o’clock in the morning, or at 11 o’clock at night to sign a deal. I’ll be there.

However, it’s never just been about closing a sale for Emma. For her, developing relationships with her clients and ensuring they feel trusted and supported throughout the process of selling their home has been paramount to her success in the field. And for Emma, it just comes naturally.

I just genuinely care so much about my clients. Knowing that the sale of their home is a really big transaction for them, and giving the time and the care that that deserves. [I’m] really big on communication and big on trust.

Considering Emma’s long standing, unwavering dedication to charities, this philosophy comes as no surprise. At the age of 17 Emma organised her first charity event for SIDS and she’s never looked back, regularly volunteering for organisations and charities.

She’s also a proud national ambassador for Dry July Australia having been crowned the highest fundraiser in the country in both 2020 and 2021, and is currently working towards this year’s big event.

I really believe in is giving back when you’re fortunate enough to have a healthy family and kids and a great career and opportunities. I think it’s really, really important.

While she admits it’s hard to find time for herself with such a jam-packed schedule, Emma’s family will always remain her priority and being a mum is still her proudest job title to date.

“I just love being with my family and friends,” she says.

Emma Milner and her family | Source: Instagram

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