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Bece Owens From West Hobart

by Stephanie Williams
Bece Owens From West Hobart

As a senior property rep with Ray White, Bec Owens knows Hobart. She’s also a past winner of the Tasmanian Telstra Young Business Women Award, started baby wear label Mizzle and is mum to two rowdy boys.

Where do you live and what do you love about it?
We live in West Hobart. We love the beautiful views, central location and easy access to Knocklofty Bush Reserve, North Hobart restaurants and our local butcher and grocer. My work takes me all over southern Tasmania and West Hobart is such a central base for that.

What’s the best thing about Hobart?
Apart from our cool climate wines, how accessible everything is! We live in a stunning city that has bush and beaches within 15 minutes drive. Nowhere is far in Hobart.

And the worst?
Everyone knows everyone…but that can also be a good thing!

Why do you stay here?
I love to travel, but there is nothing better than flying into Hobart, taking in the scenery and stepping off the plane to our crisp fresh air. It’s safe and stunning, the perfect place to bring up our family.

Tell us a little bit about your work?
After a career in finance and a small business ownership, I joined Ray White as Senior Property Representative two years ago. I have bought, sold, built and renovated properties over the years and this is a natural progression for me. I love taking the stress out of the sales process for my clients and helping people with the huge decisions regarding property.

Where’s your favourite eatery?
This is a tough one! I love a casual meal at Kosaten with friends, you can’t beat The Glass House for a night out with my husband and then there is All Thai takeaway on a Friday night eaten by the fire at home with a glass of wine.

Where do you head for a coffee?
My first one for the day is always on the back deck at home in the morning sun, and my several others throughout the day depend on where I am work wise. I drink a lot of coffee and have a few favourites – Shake a Leg Junior, Room for a Pony and Yellow Bernard would be my top three.

Favourite Hobart secret?
The walking tracks in Knocklofty Bush Reserve. I love to hang out there with my kids riding bikes or walking the dog. It’s minutes from our house and takes in beautiful views, we are so lucky to have it as our “backyard”.

Which team?
Hawks of course!

And outside of work?
I’m really bad at relaxing, so when I manage to switch off it’s chasing the boys around on their mini bikes, catching up with friends or looking for a sunny spot to read a book.

A quote to live and die by?
Know your values and the rest of your decisions are simple. ■

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