Martin was born in Germany, but migrated to Australia with his parents in the early 80s. He quickly fell in love with Hobart as a young teen, as he worked his way through high school, college and university while supporting himself with a range of jobs: from helping his stepmother in her arts and craft business to working as a landscaper, farm hand, cleaner and anything else he could find. He was also known to escape to the outdoors as often as he could: he loved camping and particularly enjoyed exploring Tasmania’s pristine East Coast, especially the beaches around St Helens.
Martin’s university studies initially focused on life sciences, as he wanted to pursue his love of the native flora and fauna, and gain a better understanding of the effects of human development on these systems. During his university years Martin was offered an opportunity to join the Australian Army as an infantry soldier through the Ready Reserve scheme. This time taught him a lot, and it encouraged him to return to Hobart – where he found work in security and began to dabble in the real estate market. This was the beginning of a journey that took him through several career changes until finally making the leap to his commit to his passion and become a real estate professional, following in the footsteps of his inspirational and entrepreneurial father Hans Waldhoff.
Martin had some memorable roles along the way, including opening a small beachside café in Dodges Ferry and learning the thrills, and long days, required of anyone operating a small business. He spent several years in Perth, where he ran several more businesses, in the fields of pet care, cleaning and security.
Inevitably Martin moved back to Hobart and began working in our busy real estate market, which has given him further insight into the joys and difficulties faced by the city’s residents. Martin is committed to an open and transparent approach to all his dealings.