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December 2, 2021

Rose helped us buy our first home

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In reply to the abuse being directed at Rose Wanchap I would just like to share my experience with her after our recent purchase of a block at Tallowood Estate.
Having been a resident of Byron Shire for most of 40 years and finally being able to scratch together enough funds to buy a modest block of land, my partner and I had the most fortunate experience of having Rose as our agent. Rose was the most supportive and understanding real estate agent one could hope to have, she gently allayed our fears of purchase as it was a huge decision considering our lack of finances. Her selfless desire to see a young battling couple with their first child purchase a block of land and one day soon build a small house was the only thing that swayed us into one of life’s biggest decisions.
Rose quietly mentioned during the process that she was not accepting her commission for the sale and to be honest I was not even sure how that was going to affect the price and did not push her for details. A year later, just after settlement I received a call from our lawyer saying she had a cheque for us from Rose for the entire amount of her commission. At no point did Rose contact us to remind us of this amazing deed or take any credit for what amounted to a massive gift to complete strangers.
Say what you want about West Byron, I don’t know enough detail to be pro or anti, but Rose Wanchap is an amazing human being who did something for us that I still find hard to believe. She is not supporting West Byron for any self interest … that I can guarantee. People should dig a bit deeper before insulting others who mean nothing but good.

Nharyan, Ayumi and Aila, Mullumbimby

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