b'YOUR LOCAL AGENTWE SPOKE TO LICENSED REAL ESTATE AGENT CATRIONA SWAN OF LEURA ABOUT HER SPONSORSHIPS AND INVOLVEMENT IN HER LOCAL COMMUNITY, AND HOW THIS FITS WITHIN HER BUSINESS MODEL.WITH ALMOST 20 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE LISTING AND SELLING A DIVERSE RANGE OF PROPERTIES IN THE BLUE MOUNTAINS REGION, CATRIONA SWAN IS ABLY QUALIFIED TO CHAT ABOUT ALL MATTERS REAL ESTATE WITH US.Q You have always been a very community minded real estate agent sponsoring local events and volunteering your time to community service. Why is it that ? A Its really important to have a holistic view of real estate, especially when you live and work in an area like the Blue Mountains. Im proud to be an embedded part of our local community in a real and meaningful sense and in doing this I have made firm friendships and earned a lot of trust and respect locally. I am very happy to be in a position to give back in my own neighbourhood and I gain an enormous amount of personal satisfaction knowing that I can contribute both professionally and personally in making the Blue Mountains a better place to live.Q Can you give us some examples of the type of work you do within the community?A When my children were younger I was very involved in the school P&C including volunteering at BBQs, helping with fundraising events and I also served as President. I have a personal interest in the Arts, and I sponsor and give hands on assistance at Wentworth Falls Artfest, bentART and the Blue Fringe Arts Festival every year. I also serve on the Board of Thrive Services who were formerly known as Blue Mountains Family Support Service and I am very proud of the work we do supporting families in need within the Blue Mountains and Lithgow region. Q How does this compliment your work as a real estate agent?A In combination with my extensive experience as a sales agent, my community involvement strengthens my ties to both buyers and sellers alike. Buyers place a lot of value on my local knowledge, trustworthiness, approachability, and helpfulness. With vendors I have a lot of credibility because I have a reputation for being a caring, hands-on agent and this brings me an enormous amount of recommendation and referral work. I love it when my clients see me actively participating in local events and giving back to the communities that have helped build my career in real estate. To discuss your specific property questions feel free to contact Catriona Swan on 0414 903 613.'