Ellen Ming of Ray White is a 10 year Elite member and is considered the leading salesperson in the Bucklands Beach area. She is also known and appreciated within the community for sponsoring the Howick RSA courtesy vehicle.
This vehicle is primarily used to safely transport RSA members to and from hospital and other appointments during the week. On a Thursday, Friday and Saturday night it can also be booked for transport to and from the clubrooms, so members can avoid drinking and driving and have safe transport home. It is also a regular feature in the Howick Christmas Parade as well as being a stand out at Anzac Day Parades.
The vehicle is painted out with Ellen’s photo and real estate details; it is doubles as great personal profiling for her while it is out and about on the job. She often get phone-calls from people who have just seen the van pass and want to know if it Ellen actually driving it.
“It’s a good conversation starter” Ellen says. I usually have a chuckle though and tell them first off: “No, I’m quite happy in my Mercedes, thank-you!”
She has got to know some of the locals very well through her sponsorship of the van. Ellen commented “There is a particular family I work with whose son who is slightly disabled. He enjoys many nights out at the RSA and when he arrives safely back home in the courtesy vehicle, he always tells his mum proudly “Ellen brought me home!”