A new real estate agency has launched on the Sunshine Coast, bringing a new way to service clients in the region’s north shore.

Clinton Eastell is the brains behind Eastell & Co, a business idea that has been in the works for the real estate agent since he entered the industry at 19.

And it’s a decision that’s already paying off.

“I’ve made more money running my own business in the last two months than I’d made in the previous 12 months working for someone else,” he said.

But the path to today has not been an easy one, with Mr Eastell crediting long days and nights in the office and an appetite for education for his newfound success. He said: “I would be at the office from 6am to 9pm every day. I operated on the idea that you are there to turn the office alarm off in the morning, and turn it on again as you left each night.”

Having previously worked in Toowoomba, and with McGrath Real Estate Coolum, Mr Eastell said he had learnt a lot after three years at McGrath, but in the end, about 90 per cent of his business was self-generated.

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