Brenton’s career in the property industry began in 2008 as a sales agent in Melbourne’s inner west, working with some of Melbourne’s premier agencies. Brenton’s passion to help his clients achieve the best results make him a natural fit for Buyer’s and Vendor Advocacy and since he joined NPB in 2013, Brenton has assisted scores of buyers and sellers reach superb outcomes when selling their property, or searching for a premium investment or quality home.
Brenton’s combined experience in sales and extensive knowledge as a Buyer’s Agent gives him a unique insight into the transaction process; he knows how sales agents work and what motivates them which he uses to full advantage when either buying or working with vendors.
“Purchasing a property is one of the biggest transactions you’ll ever make. Why not seek expert guidance?”
With a number of investments of his own, Brenton has been able to pass on sound advice to clientele, helping them make the right decisions in the competitive Melbourne property market. He treats every purchase he makes for clients like it was his own.
Brenton’s extensive market knowledge covers the greater Melbourne metropolitan area and he has a particular interest and expertise in the western and north western suburbs where he grew up and lives.
Out of the office, Brenton is a sports fanatic. He is a passionate St Kilda Saints fan in the AFL and also follows international sports teams Arsenal in the EPL and the Brooklyn Nets in the NBA. When he has time, Brenton loves to travel the world and experience what other countries have to offer.
Office :Suite 2, Level 1 333 Whitehorse Road Balwyn, Victoria 3103
Leigh joined Buyer’s Advocate, having been a client for 5 years building an impressive property portfolio. Leigh’s hands-on approach to his personal portfolio has given him valuable experience on what is important from a client’s perspective. Leigh became an owner of the business in 2007.
Since 2007 Leigh has become one of the most respected Buyers Advocates in Melbourne having successfully purchased 100’s properties for clients across Melbourne.
Prior to joining Buyer’s Advocate, Leigh spent 16 years in the Financial Services Industry in Australia and Asia working for a multinational group ranked among the world’s top 20 companies.
Leigh’s negotiation skills are second to none having successfully managed and negotiated business purchases and sales, including with foreign governments to obtain business licenses and approvals.
Leigh joined Buyer’s Advocate to combine his passion and experience with property with his significant skills in financial services & negotiations. He is also driven to share his successful property investment experience with others to help build their wealth.
Leigh’s motivation, drive and commitment to find the best possible solutions for his clients is infectious and he is always looking for the best ways to be able to meet their needs.
Leigh’s standing in the industry has now been recognised in his role as State Representative for the Real Estate Buyers Agent Association (REBAA).
Office:88-90 Burwood Road,Hawthorn, VIC 3122
Bryce is a Partner at Empower Wealth and Co-Host of Relocation Relocation Australia and Location Location Location Australia on Foxtel’s Lifestyle Channel. A qualified Buyers Advocate and Financial Planner, Bryce holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), Real Estate Agent Licence and Diploma in Financial Services (Financial Planning).
Bryce Holdaway’s appetite for property spans eighteen years starting when he first stumbled upon Jan Somers’ book – ‘Building Wealth through Investment Property’ in 1994. Bryce was studying to be an Accountant at the time but was frustrated with the well-worn path of accounting and knew somehow he would make a career out of property.
Fast forward a few years and Bryce is now one of Australia’s foremost property experts and commentators. Originally from Perth, for the past 15 years he’s been actively assisting home buyers and investors (nationally and internationally) to purchase property in every state and territory in Australia.
As Partner of Empower Wealth, Bryce’s philosophy is that property investment is “simple but not easy”. In his role, he works with buyers looking to buy their next family home and first time investor’s right through to experienced property portfolio builders who are seeking to create a life changing retirement lifestyle.
Bryce is also the co-host of Relocation Relocation Australia and Location Location Location Australia on the Lifestyle Channel giving him unprecedented access and knowledge of Australia’s property hotspots.
Professionally, he holds an Accounting Degree, a Diploma in Financial Services as well as a Full Real Estate License and this unique collection of qualifications, along with almost a decade and a half of experience in the property industry, allows Bryce to relate well to all types of property buyers.
A regular keynote speaker on the property speaker’s circuit, including the Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane & Perth Property Expos as well as professional events around the country, he prides himself on making complex property concepts simple and easy to understand. He has contributed feature articles in Money Magazine; columns in Your Investment Property, Australian Property Investor and Smart Property Investment magazines; sought after commentary in numerous national publications; and has been interviewed on The Project (Channel 10), ABC News, 2GB and 2UE (Sydney), 3AW and MTR (Melbourne), 4BC (Brisbane) and 7HOFM (Tasmania) all relating to property.
Personable and down to earth, Bryce lives in Melbourne with his wife and his two young sons.
Office:1st Floor, 582 Queensberry St, North Melbourne VIC 3051
Janet Spencer, Buyer Solutions’ Founder and Director, has been a Buyer’s Agent since 1995. Over that time, Janet has supported property buyers as a real estate broker, Buyer and Vendor Advocate and property negotiator. She consistently achieves better real estate deals, without crossing the ethical line.
Choosing Janet as your Buyer’s Agent gains you access to astute reading of real estate indicators and her extended network. She is candid in her property advice and resolute at the property negotiation table. Janet is a qualified behavioural scientist who knows a property purchase can be emotional. Her insightful advice ensures you feel stress free and confident in all your real estate investment decisions.
Janet’s impressive list of real estate achievements include:
• WINNER REIV Buyers Agent of the Year Award 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016
• FINALIST REIA Buyer’s Agent of the Year Award 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017
• REIV appointed Member Estate Agents Council ( EAC) Consumer Affairs Victoria – since January 2017
• Past Victorian Representative: REBAA (Real Estate Buyers Agent Association) – 3 years
• Past Member Estate Agents Council of Victoria – 14 years
• Founding member, serving her fourteenth elected term on the Buyer’s Agent Chapter of the REIV (Real Estate Industry of Victoria) and on the Members Council till 2016
• Chairperson REIV Buyer’s Agent Chapter 2012/2013, 2011/2012, 2008/2009, 2007/2008
• Finalist REIV Buyer’s Agent of the Year 2009, 2010, 2011,2012, 2013 ,2014, 2016 and 2017
Janet welcomes connections on LinkedIn.
Office:618 High Street,Kew Victoria 3101,Australia
Property Mavens Founder, Miriam Sandkuhler, is a Licensed Buyers Agent, Accredited Property Investment Advisor – accredited by the Property Investment Association of Australia (PIAA) – Amazon #1 best selling Author and an REIV award nominated Buyer Advocate.
With Diplomas in Property and Business Studies – in a non ASIC regulated industry, she’s uniquely qualified to develop and also fulfill successful and sustainable property investment strategies for her diverse range of clients – investors, SMSF trustees and home buyers alike.
Why establish Property Mavens ? With a background in the financial services industry, Miriam was interested in property from a young age. Starting at 23, she began building her own portfolio, but some misguided ‘advice’ from selling agents led to some very costly mistakes! The agents weren’t qualified or insured to provide investment advice and this experience contributed to her becoming passionate about the advocacy side of the property industry, and ultimately led to her starting Property Mavens.
“I see the devastation that has been wreaked on investors who have been led down the garden path by so called ‘property advisors’ who don’t have their best interests at heart. It can ruin people financially,” Miriam says. “”As a buyer’s agent, my clients place a huge amount of trust in me, because it is their future security and happiness that is at stake. I am absolutely passionate about protecting buyers from being misled and overpaying for property while ensuring that they also make smarter and more profitable buying decisions.”
With nearly 20 years of practical experience, Miriam has successfully bought and sold over $70 million worth of properties for 100’s of clients both interstate and in Victoria. She identifies strong performing investment opportunities for Property Mavens clients, removing the risk, stress and frustration of the property buying process for them, while generating remarkable results.
Miriam is a property investment author, regular real estate and investment media commentator and has published articles in Australian Property Investor, Property Observer, Smart Property Investment and Your Investment Property magazines, as well as having appeared on Sky Business News, The 7.30 Report, Channel 7 News and radio 3AW, ABC Drive, Real Estate Talk with Kevin Turner and in metro daily newpapers.
A REB finalist 2017 – Thought Leader of the Year
The National Buyer’s Agent runner up for Your Investment Property magazines Readers Choice Awards 2014
A finalist 2014 & 2013 in the REIV Awards for Excellence – Buyer’s Agent of the Year category
Office:The Jewel,Suite 209/566 St Kilda Rd,Melbourne VIC 3004
As a Licensed Real Estate Agent with over 15 years of commercial experience in accounting and finance, combined with over 13 years of experience in property acquisitions, you could say that Christopher Teakle knows his stuff when it comes to property advocacy.
His rich experiences gained through company acquisitions and commercial transactions, combined with his passion for property led to Christopher establishing Prime Estate in 2004.
Prime Estate is a boutique advocacy company assisting clients both here in Australia and those living abroad with the acquisition of properties; whether it be purchasing a family home or building their investment portfolio.
Through years of negotiating properties on behalf of his clients, Christopher has earned a reputation for being one of the most successful, respected, knowledgeable and dynamic buyers advocates in the Melbourne property market.
Christopher prides himself on being able to develop property acquisition strategies that best fit his client’s interests and allow them to achieve their property goals and objectives.
A highly driven and energetic person by nature, Christopher has previously represented Australia at the Triathlon World Championships and later competed as an elite Australian cyclist. In between being the effective officer in control at Prime Estate Christopher likes to spend his days off walking his Beagle, Boston, with his wife Tara.
Office:299 Moray Street, South Melbourne 3205, Victoria, Australia
Sophie joined Elite Buyer Agents in 2015 and was a Buyer’s Agent for the 4 years prior to that working in South Yarra for a boutique advocacy firm targeting luxury homes and high end investment properties for their clients.
With a long history in Real Estate, having begun her career working alongside her father and sister in the family business for over 10 years, Sophie is passionate about property and knows the Melbourne Real Estate market well. Before moving into Buyer Advocacy, Sophie’s achievements in residential sales were well documented and supported by several awards and top selling milestones within the industry.
A tough negotiator, Sophie has earnt a respected reputation amongst her peers as well as with the many real estate agents she comes into contact with on a daily basis. This gives Sophie’s clients the confidence they look for when entering into contracts on a purchase property – which is often the biggest financial decision they will make in their lifetime.
Sophie is a fully licensed Estate Agent and as such is a valuable addition to the team. With over 17 years experience in the industry Sophie is able to achieve the best results for her clients in every possible way. Results focused with attention to detail, Sophie is innovative in her approach and delivery. A lifelong resident of Melbourne’s inner East, Sophie’s knowledge of the current market and her contacts in Real Estate are an asset to the business. Sophie is a member of the Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV), and holds a Certificate IV in Property Services (Real Estate).
When not at work, Sophie enjoys spending time with her husband and three young boys at home or at their holiday house at Lake Eildon, and is a keen snow skier. Sophie is an active member of Seido Karate Australia sitting on the committee as we
Office:Brighton Office,38A Church Street, Brighton, VIC 3186
KPI® was founded by Melissa Opie. Since buying her first property at a very young age, she has devoted time, effort and passion towards a career which now offers her clients an opportunity to enrich their lifestyle. Her property knowledge of Melbourne is extremely diverse having personally purchased properties for her own portfolio in Albert Park, Aberfeldie, Ascot Vale, Elwood, Essendon, Flemington, Kensington, Moonee Ponds, Preston, Southbank to name a few. Melissa has the ability to assist you in any location of Melbourne and has the runs on the board to prove it!
Added to her many accomplishments Melissa is also a bestselling Author having written two books (her first book Property Rich was co authored). Log onto www.thepropertylady.com.au for more information about her latest book Find The Right Property Buy At The Right Price and to order your copy.
Melissa, a Licensed Real Estate Agent, has worked extensively in the Melbourne property market, she has also assisted clients interstate and overseas to make informed property decisions. Her very successful sales and marketing career has spanned over 30 years.
Melissa was appointed as a Committee Member of the REIV Buyers Agents Chapter 2006-2010 and the Chairperson for the North Western Division of the REIV 2006-2010 and re elected for 2011-2012. As a qualified trainer and keynote speaker Melissa can be seen regularly in the media and at her seminars.
Melissa is well known throughout the community thanks to her open and honest approach in every situation. Her friendly, warm personality and high integrity makes business pleasurable which results in clients choosing KPI again and again for their real estate needs.
To recharge her batteries, Melissa enjoys entertaining, cooking for friends, keeping fit by walking her much spoilt dogs Bella & Cocco, live theatre or lazing on a Sunday afternoon listening to jazz.
If you have any real estate needs or would like to book Melissa for a speaking event, Please contact her today.
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Office:275 Racecourse Road 3031 Flemington VIC
Prior to establishing Property Analytics in 2010, I worked for Myer, Telstra, Jetstar and other large corporations, as a Senior Data Analyst and Consultant. I loved working with data and solving complex business problems, but office politics and rampant consumerism frustrated me immensely.
With a Carpenter Granddad, and a Developer Dad, real estate has been a way of life for as long as I can remember. At 6 years old, I was cleaning construction sites. At 12, I was framing. And, at 16, I was fitting out renovations, inspecting sites, and learning architectural design from my dad.
I established Property Analytics to bring together my loves for data analyses and real estate.
There exists a lot of real estate data in the market, but very few professionals that can translate it into meaningful and actionable information. That, in essence, is what me and my team do: conduct data analyses to assist industry professionals, property investors, and developers.
We provide real estate agencies and financial institutions with general market research and intensive analyses to help them better understand emerging market trends, and to help them educate their own clients.
As a Buyer’s Agent, we utilise proprietary statistical analyses to help clients purchase property investments and development sites in areas that are statistically likely to outperform the market. We are Melbourne’s true data-driven Buyers Advocates.
I’m forever in the market, purchasing investment properties and development sites for myself and for clients, analysing recent results and market trends, working on project feasibilities, designs, specifications, etc. I love real estate, and take great pride in helping people succeed.
Originally from Canada, I moved to Australia for love, and now live in Melbourne’s north with my beautiful wife and 3 young
Office:26 Seddon St, Ivanhoe VIC 3079