#28 — The Disability Sector Needs More Buyers Agents

by Ben Handler

June 24, 2020

A Passion to Help the Less Fortunate

Working as a buyers agent not only fulfils your dream of becoming a business owner but also provides you with the unique opportunity to connect with people from all walks of life. Chris Skurrie, a seasoned buyers agent for over 20 years works in the niche of helping people with disabilities to find them the perfect property.

As a property buyers agent and a property consultant Chris is helping first home buyers, families, investors, organizations, and individuals achieve their property dreams and goals. This episode highlights his journey of infusing the disability sector with the property sector and how Buyers Agent Institute training has enabled him to achieve his goals.

A Passion to Help the Less Fortunate

The secret to making it big as a buyers agent lies in two things

  • Passion for property
  • Connect with people and help them find the perfect home

To be successful in any business, you have to focus on your strengths and use them as a driving force. Chris worked with the disabled people for most of his life all the while trying to achieve his dream of becoming a homeowner. He used his passion for the property industry and infused it with the disability sector to create a unique niche.

By doing so, he helped those with disabilities and mental health issues find properties they desired not just the ones that were allocated by the government. Being disabled is a challenge but the ordeal is magnified by the fact that there is a severe shortage of stock for disabled people to move into.

Providers don’t have the expertise around disability and the real estate market. What they do not realize is that renting property to a disabled person ensures security as they plan to stay there for longer. If you can resolve the issues with finding stock and homes for disabled people, you have made a stride in uplifting the community.

Life Lessons


There are no regrets in life just lessons written on a brick wall

Answering the question “How do you become a Buyers Agent”, his reply was “through proper training” and acknowledged the fact that the courses being offered at Buyers Agent Institute helped him in establishing his business.

Starting a new business is challenging especially leaving a set government job. People are going to doubt your decision and call you crazy. But when you look at the rewards of owning your own business and being your boss, it’s all worth it.

The key is to follow your passion, eliminate self-doubt, and let your success make the noise. Surround yourself with positive people who will encourage you in your endeavours.

Future of Property


Man standing on the edge looking out over a city

Nothing beats the satisfaction of helping people who need it. Chris was motivated to infuse the disability sector and the property sector to help people and their families. In doing so he has envisioned a different model of accommodation where people with disabilities are not forced to live in specialized buildings but can choose their home themselves.

His desire to becoming a successful buyers agent in Australia and helping people with disabilities has earned his business C&M property partners a nomination for the local business award. His expertise, ambition, and dedication are truly remarkable and we wish him all the best for the future.

You can listen to the complete podcast below.

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