About the Director - Alet Waddell
Alet was born and bred in South Africa where her working career began. Her career highlights include:
⌂ Regional Manager for Nissan Forklifts in Kwa-Zulu Natal for 8 years.
⌂ First ever female Chairperson of the Institute of Materials Handling.
⌂ Qualified as a scuba diving instructor and put this into practice at a 5 star resort on Benquera Island, off the coast of Mozambigue.
⌂ Commercial international yacht skipper.
⌂ 6 years in the property industry as an independent sales agent with ReMax doing new sales, property management, management of new developments, marketing, & domestic rentals.
⌂ Moved to Eastern Cape region of SA where a consortium of property owners entrusted her with the management of their personal holiday properties.
⌂ Headhunted by Engel & Volkers where she worked as an independent property consultant, managing their rental division. After one year, appointed to Branch Manager of the Knysna office in addition to her original duties.
In 2006, Alet met the man who was to become her husband, in the bar of the Hilton Hotel in Durban where her daughter was working. They married 2 years later and Alet gave up the sun of SA to move to the grey skies of Scotland.
Her work as a Sales Rep, when she first arrived, helped her get to know Aberdeen and the surrounding area and its people. During this time, her husband fell seriously ill and this led to Alet freelancing for a while until he recovered. There followed a job as an Admin Co-ordinator during which time Alet was also assisting in a business selling properties abroad.
This led to a position with an Aberdeen letting agent for a short time before Alet set up her own business, Threshold Property Lettings Ltd in July 2012. The Company name was chosen because it relates to opening doors and new beginnings – just like a bride being carried into her first home.
Alet's aim is to offer a unique experience to landlords and tenants alike. Landlords will get a bespoke service, tailored to their specific requirements.
Tenants will enjoy a very easily understood and stress-free rental experience. Property nightmares will be eased into sweet dreams thanks to Alet's vast local and international experience.