As a child I was witty, bubbly and outgoing. Sometimes labelled a ‘tomboy’ due to my sporting nature and competitive streak.
My childhood could be loosely described as an unconventional one as I was put into foster care at the age of 3.
I was fortunate to have been adopted into a safe home at the age of 8 with parents who had strong values on education and opportunity.
Through my schooling years, I had a natural talent in English based studies. I was also very physically active which fuelled my fiercely competitive nature. My successes in the class room and on the sporting field, diminished disadvantages I felt comparing myself to other children with ‘normal’ families.
Though my childhood may not have been the easiest journey, I truly believe it moulded personality traits within me that help define my successes today; resilience, empathy and gratitude.
It was my childhood struggles that drove me to create a better life for myself as I was determined to avoid a life of hardship.
My love of the legal profession was born when I found myself mesmerised by Tom Cruise’s character in the movie ‘The Firm’. As a teenager I often enjoyed a Hollywood blockbuster or novel with strong lawyer characters using their wit, intelligence and charisma to win impossible cases. It was from those strong minded fictitious characters that I knew from the age of 15 I wanted to study law.
At the age of 18 I finished high school and within 2 months I was working at a law firm full time and enrolled to study law by correspondence.
The firm was not a good fit for me. I was a young adventurous personality struggling to be caged and moulded. I was busting with ideas and not enjoying the old-fashioned men’s club that many a law firm cultured in those days.
I soon discovered that my love of law did not flow into the love of the court room or the old fashioned traditional law firms. It was easy for me to resign from my position and start another position at another local law firm with a role based in property conveyancing. It was at this time I changed my studies to Conveyancing Law & Practice.
In 2004, I completed my studies and became the first licensed conveyancer in the Albury/Wodonga greater region.
It was in 2009, at the age of 29, that I rented a small room and launched my own business – this was the beginning of my entrepreneurial journey.
Working hard to break the mould of the traditional client experience, I focused on creating a supportive and client centric environment where the client feels empowered in their property journey. My passion to modernise the conveyancing industry coupled with my strong work ethic and integrity has been rewarded.
In 2017, I was the first Licensed Conveyancer in the greater border region to gain PEXA (Property Exchange Australia) certification and graduation. Cementing my superior expertise and knowledge in electronic conveyancing.
In 2018, we as a team were finalists in the Professional Services Awards (powered by NAB) in the Best Conveyancers, Australia division.
A dream also came true - I won the The President Award by The Australian Institute of Conveyancers, NSW Division. The annual industry award is given to one conveyancer per year and recognises best practice and professionalism within the conveyancing profession. When the award was handed to be, I was described as “a breath of fresh air”, and also as "competent, confident and exceptionally proficient". The amount of pride I have in hearing those words bring me utter joy.
With these awards under our belt, a shift to electronic conveyancing, three office expansions and a strong property mentor team, our clients proudly regard us as a leader in the NSW property conveyancing field.
I actively promote participation and community at a grass roots level. At a national level, my promotion is aimed at exposure and development to our nation’s professional female cyclists.
As a two-time age group national champion, and national record holder, cycling has brought me so much enjoyment, opportunity, life experiences and friendships over the years. It is a privilege to be able to give back to the sport and community that has supported me.
My love of sport and community allows my business to support:
In 2018 Peta was honoured to be one of only 150 national property professionals to take part in the inaugural Property X convention. An exciting day exploring how Australia’s largest asset class is being digitally transformed. A topic which Peta displays true passion for.
Alongside being a Justice of the Peace, Peta also has notable success out of the office when in 2010 she was crowned a two-time national age group champion and national record holder in track cycling. Although Peta retired from competitive cycling in 2010 immediately after receiving those accolades, in the years prior she had won many state and regional championships in road, mountain bike and track cycling.
A true Albury local, Peta stayed in the region to open her business which thrives on helping people enjoy one of the biggest chapters of their lives; buying or selling their homes.
With an extensive portfolio of qualifications and years of highly regarded experience, Peta Stewart and her all-woman team are the sought-after experts for eliminating risk and reducing stress for those that are looking to navigate the next step in their property journey.
At the age of 25, Peta was the first qualified licenced conveyancer in the greater Riverina region and awarded by The Australian Institute of Converyancing as one of their 10 year members. In April 2009, Peta opened her business in Lavington, a northern suburb of Albury. The business has had one relocation and 3 expansions - making it the largest conveyancing business in the region.
In recent years, Peta’s business style and ambition to modernise conveyancing has seen her widely recognised as a leader in the field of e-conveyancing. PEXA (Property Exchange Australia) awarded her with a PEXA graduation and certification in 2017. Peta was the first in the area to receive such recognition.
In 2018, Peta Stewart Conveyancing were finalists in the Professional Services Award (powered by NAB) in the Best Conveyancers, Australia division and won the coveted President Award by The Australian Institute of Conveyancers, NSW Division. The annual industry award is given to one conveyancer per year and recognises best practice and professionalism within the conveyancing profession.
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