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Manager Sales

Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
September 29, 2020

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Barbara A. Fisher

** ****** ****, *** ******** Road, Durban, 4001

Cell: 083-***-****


I have extensive experience in ADVERTISING AND MARKETING as PRODUCTION MANAGER and an all round REAL ESTATE and TRAINING experience including residential sales, rental administration and agent training experience as RENTAL & TRAINING MANAGER for the Tyson Property Group at their Head Office in Durban


1 Feb 1988 – 31 Mar 1998

PRODUCTION MANAGER – Whalley & Associates

Over 10 year’s all-round advertising, marketing and business management experience.

I was fortunate enough to be given the incredible opportunity to assist a proprietor start an advertising agency. Naturally, I grabbed it with both hands, because I knew that this was my chance to explore and learn all aspects of the business from the ground up and fully test my abilities and passion for this industry.

Commencing as General Assistant, my eagerness to succeed and contribute on all levels was rewarded with many promotions, rising up the ladder into bigger roles with more and more responsibilities, culminating in my accepting the role as Production Manager and 2IC, reporting directly to the Managing Director.

Skills & Abilities

Consummate professional with extensive advertising, marketing and management experience within a very successful advertising and marketing agency in Durban

Delegate as appropriate, but not afraid to get my hands dirty – ‘Hands-on’

Extensive advertising and marketing knowledge

Effective management skills with the ability to manage a complete production team

Effective training and presentation skills

Computer literate

Participation on the executive management team

Advanced communicative, management and conflict resolution skills

Responsible for the repro/print/proofing function comprising the management of 12 staff

Ensure optimal income production and expense control

Formulate, regularly update and manager compliance to all SOPs

Calculate client quotes and project budgets / viabilities, and present motivations and profitability’s to management, before presenting to clients

Responsible for all administration, record-keeping and management reports

Regular liaison with clients

Other, as assigned from time-to-time

Reason for leaving:

I then got married and my husband did not want me to work fulltime, because we would be travelling internationally on a regular basis. Reluctantly I left advertising, in favour of what turned out to be a very lucrative career in Real Estate.


1 Feb 2001 – 30 Apr 2002

REAL ESTATE AGENT – Pam Golding Properties

1 May 2002 to 30 Jun 2004


-Own Team

-100% commission structure

-Platinum Sales Agent

-Numerous Awards

1 Jul 2004 – 30 Sep 2005

JOINT-OWNER/PRINCIPAL – Cavenaugh Real Estate

-One of 8 owners

-Assisted with the general management


1 Oct 2005 to 31 May 2019

REAL ESTATE AGENT – Tyson Properties

Commenced as Real Estate Agent and received numerous awards, including:

Top Sales Agent

Platinum status award

Skills & Abilities

Consummate professional with extensive sales and management experience

Effective management skills with the ability to manage a business unit, reporting directly to the Group Managing Director

Knowledgeable on the Law of Contracts in SA

Comprehensive Real Estate experience

Advanced communicative, conflict resolution, presentation and training skills

Computer literate

Then promoted to Rental Manager

2011 - 2019

RENTAL MANAGER – Tyson Properties (Group)

Responsible for the ‘bottom-line’ for this group

Manage the entire rental function with administrative and sales staff

Handle all legal and other ancillary aspects of leasing, ensuring optimal income production

Conduct regular group training and motivate rental agents within all branches, and franchises

Update lease agreements (legal updates, ensuring compliance with ever-changing laws)

Calculate income from the various sources and submit monthly figures to the MD

Reconcile Trust accounts

Maintenance of all administration and records

Daily liaison between agents, landlords, lawyers and tenants

Dispute resolution

Manage the TPN and PayProp management systems for all managed properties

Calculation of disbursements, commissions, rentals etc


Jan 1968 - Nov 1971

- Durban Girls’ College

Nov 2009

- NQF 4 - Estate Agency Affairs Board Certified

- Valid Fidelity Fund Certificate

Full work history and referees on request

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