Wendy Mueller is one of four salespeople completing the strong team at Ray White Drury, the latest proud addition to Sue Douglas’s flourishing real estate family tree. She transferred from the Pukekohe branch in March, due to a strong desire to be involved in both residential and rural real estate. Living in the surrounding areas for many years, now in the Bombay Hills, she has all the local knowledge to do just that.
Her diverse and interesting career history tells you a lot about Wendy’s capabilities. A hard worker from the start, she secured herself a job at just 14, working at a busy city movie theatre. She began building her customer service skills behind the candy bar, and ushering where required, getting promoted to a manager’s role at 17.
The next phase of life centred around marrying and raising her brood of three daughters, both here and abroad. Once settled back in New Zealand, she and her husband started a commercial glasshouse company, which they ran for 15 years. Wendy took on all the administrative responsibilities that a business requires; accounts, customer service, enquiries, wages, and just about anything else that was needed. When it was time to move on, Wendy changed tack. Applying for her bar manager’s licence, she managed a popular South Auckland bar and entertainment venue for the next 10 years. Not always an easy job, Wendy’s employers highly respected her easy going manner with customers, honesty, approachability and reliability.
In 1999, she joined Baxter Healthcare as a Pharmacy Technician, once again demonstrating her ability to adapt to change and apply herself to anything. Different to anything she’d done previously, Wendy’s job required full accountability, working with medications and precise calculations. Her role put her in charge of maintaining the strictest of quality control, often with demanding timeframes. Proving herself entirely capable of working under pressure, she stayed in the role for 15 years, before deciding to leave the laboratory in search of some sunshine, fresh air and social contact, in the big wide world of real estate.
Very family minded, Wendy spends most of her downtime with her daughters and extended family. A very generous person, she loves to take them travelling, with a trip planned for Melbourne in the near future. Also involved in her community, she belongs to The Franklin Bridge Club and the local Rotary, volunteering hours which recently contributed to raising $15,000 for a van for the special needs facility, Parkside.