Exclusive: Popular TV Presenter Tom Williams’ reveals his new new career - as a Mosman real estate agent!
EXCLUSIVE By ANNA USHER.
Popular television presenter Tom Williams has announced a move to LJ Hooker Avnu, just two months after leaving Channel 7.
Williams, 48, has been a regular face on Austraian TV screens for more than 15 years, most recently co-hosting The Daily Edition.
He will join top billing agent Michael Coombs, who recently jumped ship from McGrath, to become a founding partner at Avnu.
“I’m really excited about this new direction in my career and thrilled to be joining Team Coombs,” Williams told Mosman Collective exclusively.
“Property – and real estate is my thing.
“It always has been, but most people haven’t known about it - until now!
“My family are super excited about the incredible opportunity I’ve been given, especially my young daughters.”
Married to fashion designer Rachel Gilbert, the pair have two girls, Storm and Sloane, who attend school in Mosman.
“Storm started Kindy today and Sloane is at a local pre-school,” he said, “so it’s a pretty momentous day in our household, to say the least.
“The girls are both thrilled that Dad will be able to do the school pick up more often!”
A builder by trade, who began his working life as a carpenter, hiring Tom was an “absolute no brainer, Michael Coombs told Mosman Collective.
“Tom is a Mosman boy who has been involved in property for most of his life,” Coombs said.
“He is a passionate local, he understands our suburb and its people – and his knowledge of the lower north shore market is impressive.
“He’s going to be a huge asset to Team Coombs.”
Impressively, Williams has already has locked in a number of listings, Coombs told Mosman Collective.
“Tom has five vendors ready to hit the market and those properties will be advertised in the next couple of weeks,” he said.
“The five houses range in price from $800,000 to $9 million.
“It’s pertinent for me to say that Tom Williams is more than just a pretty face,” Coombs said, “he’s about to surprise a lot of people.”