Being a qualified Food Scientist/Packaging Technologist, Walda decided to make a career change in 1991 due to her passion for people and property. Since she joined the property profession, she attended various courses on an ongoing basis to better her standard of service and industry knowledge. She started Walda Bok Properties in the year 2000 after having been successful as a property consultant for 10 years. Her personal philosophy is to give people the service they expect and deserve in a caring way. After having sold a home, she wants the seller and buyer to remember the process as a joyous and hassle-free experience. 80% of her business comes from referrals and repeat business from loyal customers who were satisfied with her professional service. In January 2012, she took the big leap of purchasing a franchise! Even though she had her own brand for 11 years, the long-term prospects of a corporate brand started appealing to her over a period of time. In 2015 she sold the business, again moving her focus to giving full attention to her main passion; servicing buyers and sellers. Walda and Yolande Murphy, her assistant since 2008, joined Harcourts Select in August 2015. “With over 800 offices worldwide, superior business and information systems, successfully proven marketing tools and strategies and the fastest growing real estate group in South Africa, it was an obvious choice. Harcourts Select cherry picks agents where excellence is guaranteed; we feel honoured to be associated with this team. We are excited about the new challenge and look forward to continue giving clients the service they expect and deserve.”, Walda said.