Leigh Maher’s specialties include residential real estate, listing and sales, and professional negotiation. But who is Leigh? Google her and you will discover a corporate profile, a LinkedIn profile and her Twitter feed. Leigh prefers her LinkedIn profile. She wrote it and it’s the basis of who she is and where she came from, while highlighting some of the experiences that have shaped the person she is today.

I was fifteen years old when I left home. I hit the pavement of the Fortitude Valley in Brisbane, I knocked on doors, pub doors just a kid looking for work, prepared to take a chance, take a risk, have a go. I lived with the drunks in old run down pubs crawling with enormous cockroaches and tiny mice happy to chew holes in my back pack, I lived in women’s hostels with psychotics and schizophrenics, I lived in the homes of recently arrived Vietnamese boat people, I share housed with bikies and street kids… [more]