Chris always ready to give a hand
Name: Chris Larkman
Position: Sales consultant
With: Henzells Caloundra
I have been in the industry: For five years
I came to the Sunshine Coast in: 2015
What geographical area do you specialise in and a brief overview: Wurtulla is the best kept secret on the Sunshine Coast. It has canals, beaches and is close to everything you could possibly need.
Next door, Bokarina Beach will give Wurtulla more amenities and improve its infrastructure considerably. A new surf life saving club will be built.
Prices have gone up by 31.7% in the past five years which proves it's an awesome area for growth. Wurtulla is all set for a wonderful future.
When property does come to the market it takes just an average of 27 days showing how sought-after this upcoming coastal suburb is.
My favourite area is near the Tokora Canal and Wurtulla Beach. I love all the little cul-de-sacs which make the houses quieter and safer and give the feel of privacy and exclusivity.
Everyone in Wurtulla is so friendly and proud of their home and most of the home owners are reluctant to leave as it is perfect for them.
What or who has been your greatest inspiration: My parents - my mum as she travelled over to London in search of a dream life and my father who has worked hard for his family all his life. He started life in the parachute regiment and then worked for IBM, where he worked hard so he could give our family a comfortable life, a life which he could not experience himself growing up.
My most memorable time in the industry was: Being the top salesman in the office in Melbourne
Reasons for your success: I am professional, friendly and easy to deal with
Hints you can pass on: Have fun while ensuring clients feel relaxed. Treat everyone like family
The most exciting part of my life was: Travelling to Pakistan where I stayed with the army and taught English and football at the Chitral Scouts army school for three months in the Hindikush, which is one of the most beautiful and isolated parts on the planet
Outside of work I enjoy: Hanging out with my family and friends, playing tennis and golf as well as exploring the hidden gems the Sunshine Coast has to offer. My favourite spot is Kondalilla, for its jungle and waterfalls and I also like to spend time around the fun hang-outs on Ocean St as well as Mooloolaba
My favourite spot to get away: Thailand. I also love Spain and Greece for its culture and history
Describe yourself: I am easy-going, personable and love to laugh. I enjoy sport, travelling and helping others
First concert went to: Pavorotti in Hyde Park
First album/cd: The Prodigy
I enjoy listening to: Hip hop and dance music
Choice of movie: I like to watch thrillers
When it comes to television I love: Comedy
And hate: Costume dramas
What do you enjoy doing on a day off: playing tennis, golf, catching up with friends and family, going to gigs and going on road trips
Favourite breakfast: English breakfast (sausages, bacon, fried bread, baked beans)
What is the meal you like to cook: I cook a mean lasagne
Place to do lunch: Local cafes for a toasted panini
Place to go out to dinner: I love a curry
Favourite hobby/sport/past time is: Following my favourite team which is Chelsea
What do you enjoy wearing: I enjoy putting on all the ski gear and bombing down the slopes
Favourite sound: Bongo drums
What could you give away: My old clothes
What couldn't you do without: Sport
What makes you happy: I love laughing and catching up with old friends usually in another country
What makes you sad: I hate to see people struggling and enjoy helping in any way I can
One thing in life I do look forward to doing: Buying a house and I also look forward to a brilliant and rewarding future.