Queensland floods: Estate agent promotes his business on Sunrise

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Natalie Barr mocks the estate agent who promoted her business while being interviewed about the Queensland flood crisis

A savvy estate agent used a TV news appearance during Queensland’s latest flood crisis to promote his business.

Sunrise reporter Bianca Stone was interviewing resident Sue Lee about the heavy rain on Friday when Ms Lee praised her “beautiful town” and “water views”.

Co-presenter Natalie Barr burst out laughing at the opportunistic take, before revealing she ‘comes from a family of estate agents herself’.

Laugh: A savvy estate agent used a TV news appearance during Queensland’s latest flood crisis to promote his business. Sunrise host Natalie Barr burst out laughing at the opportunistic take, before revealing she ‘comes from a family of real estate agents herself’

Ms Stone interviewed Ms Lee as Queenslanders brace for heavy rain and flash flooding this weekend.

Standing on the front steps of her real estate business with her granddaughters and sandbags protecting the entrance, Ms Lee said: ‘I’ve had this building for 25 years.

She continued, “But don’t let that get you down, it’s a beautiful city, a view of the water.” Come buy real estate at Elders Real Estate!’

Any opportunity!  Sunrise reporter Bianca Stone was interviewing resident Sue Lee (centre) about the heavy rain on Friday when Ms Lee praised her

Any opportunity! Sunrise reporter Bianca Stone was interviewing resident Sue Lee (centre) about the heavy rain on Friday when Ms Lee praised her “beautiful town” and “water views”.

Spruikers: Ms Stone joked that Ms Lee was talking

Spruikers: Ms Stone joked that Ms Lee spoke ‘like a real estate agent’, prompting Barr to say she could relate easily because she ‘comes from a family of estate agents’ “.

Ms Stone joked that Ms Lee spoke “like a real estate agent”, prompting Barr to say she could relate easily.

“You see, I come from a family of real estate agents. I love them for that reason,” she laughed.

Barr, who is a college dropout, revealed in March that never in her “wildest dreams” could she have imagined herself working on Australia’s No.1 breakfast show.

Popular TV star: Barr, who is a college dropout, revealed in March that ever in her

Popular TV star: Barr, who is a college dropout, revealed in March that never in her ‘wildest dreams’ could she have imagined herself working on the No. 1 breakfast show in Australia

“I hated college and my parents said I could leave if I had a job and I sent letters to so many places,” the Perth-born journalist said.

“And I was so excited when the Wanneroo Times responded because they were the only ones that either responded or didn’t tell me to leave.”

“I just wanted to do it on TV one day. I couldn’t have dreamed that I would end up in Sydney, let alone on a show like this. Growing up in Bunbury is way beyond my wildest dreams. ‘

Dreams Come True: “I just wanted to be on TV one day.  I couldn't have dreamed that I would end up in Sydney, let alone on a show like this.  It's way beyond my wildest dreams,' Barr said

Dreams Come True: “I just wanted to be on TV one day. I couldn’t have dreamed that I would end up in Sydney, let alone on a show like this. It’s way beyond my wildest dreams,’ Barr said

While she’s worked on Sunrise since 2003, Barr only joined the main office in March last year, when she replaced Samantha Armytage as host.

She co-hosts Seven’s breakfast show with David ‘Kochie’ Koch.

Also in March, Barr revealed why she will never become a staple of tabloid headlines like her outspoken predecessor.

She said who magazine she does not attract the same level of press attention as Armytage because she leads a “normal life”.

Stepping up: Having worked on Sunrise since 2003, Barr only joined the main office in March last year, when she replaced Samantha Armytage (right) as host

Stepping up: Having worked on Sunrise since 2003, Barr only joined the main office in March last year, when she replaced Samantha Armytage (right) as host

“I am naturally boring. I shop and just do normal things that people do,” Barr said.

She also admitted that she felt “scared” for the first few months in the top job, but eventually “found [her] feet’.

Armytage left Channel Seven’s breakfast show in March 2021 after a successful two-decade television career.

A happy life: Barr is married to Oscar-nominated film and television editor Andrew Thompson.  The couple (pictured March 27, 2021) married in 1995 and are parents to two sons

A happy life: Barr is married to Oscar-nominated film and television editor Andrew Thompson. The couple (pictured March 27, 2021) married in 1995 and are parents to two sons

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