Our managing director and licensee in charge, Chris Curtis is an Australian lawyer with over three decades Australia wide experience as a buyer, seller and developer of residential, commercial, investment and hospitality properties. A full-time, exclusive buyers’ agent since 2007 and an Associate of the Australian Property Institute and Certified Property Practitioner, he has consistently been setting new standards in helping buyers realise their property aspirations.
Between April 2013 and September 2017, Chris was a member of the Committee of the REINSW Buyers’ Agents Chapter. In addition to having substantial input into the Institute’s ongoing efforts to have the real estate industry recognised as a profession, he was instrumental in the drafting of two standard form agreements. One of those agreements was the 2014 edition of the NSW contract for the sale and purchase of land which and largely because of arguments devised by Chris, was the first edition to recognise the existence and role of buyers’ agents. It is now an established part of the industry.
Prior to establishing Curtis Associates, Chris practised for more than 16 years as a barrister in high level property, commercial, finance and building law. Throughout that period, he bought, sold and developed a variety of residential and commercial properties. Chris left the law to become a senior executive of Macquarie Bank where he led a team responsible for conceiving and developing Australian real estate based projects ranging from car washes to retirement villages as well as private residence clubs underpinned by prestige residential real estate around Australia.
He later became the Sydney representative for a Melbourne based firm of buyers’ advocates and property consultants credited with being the first buyers’ agency in Australia.
Chris therefore knows all about the so called “tricks” used against buyers in the property market. As a highly experienced negotiator and auction bidder whose advocacy skills were honed in the tenacious world of litigation, he knows how to put you in the winning position as he has done for so many previous clients over the years.
He combines the vision and lateral thinking of a successful property buyer and developer with the analytical skills of an investment banker and senior lawyer.
No other buyers’ agent or buyers’ advocate in Australia has these credentials.
Office :Suite 808,Level 8,St James Trust Building,185 Elizabeth Street,Sydney NSW 2000
Tracey Chandler is the best in the business, originally from the UK and has lived in Sydney for the past 21 years – Tracey’s desire was to establish a Sydney Property Search company that offered integrity, professionalism and a personal service second to none. In short, Tracey wanted to create the best property search company in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs and that is just what she did.
Tracey is a fully licensed Property Buyers Agent, she holds a full real estate licence, she has 30 years of experience in the property market, built through renting, investing, selling, renovating and buying all types of properties, she has an uncanny natural ability to spot the best properties, both for residential and investments, she has flair for recognising the potential of any property and for seeing through any work that may be needed, whether just cosmetic or a major renovation.
Tracey makes it her business to know and understand her clients and their short and long-term requirements. She gets immense satisfaction from helping them, exceeding their original expectations. She acts with professionalism, dedication and attention to detail and provides a personal service attuned to the individual needs of her clients, not only does Tracey totally understand her clients needs but she is a sharp, strong negotiator.
Tracey remains calm and focused even under extreme pressure, it’s not surprising Tracey won the NSW 2015/16 Highest Referred Buyers Agent Award, she comes well and truly recommended as one of the most reputable Buyers Agents in NSW. Renowned as the agent of choice for finding and securing properties, Tracey’s highly effective manner is testament to her enduring success. Described by repeat clients as an expert negotiator and a trustworthy professional with a clear advantage over her competitors and to get the best possible results for her clients.
Unsurprisingly, Tracey’s main interests centre on renovations, home interiors, decorating and gardening.
Tracey is a self-confessed property fanatic.
You may even spot her on Sydney Harbour in her lime green kayak.
Office:Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs
Antony is married with 2 children and lives in Lower Templestowe, Victoria. Educated at Swinburne University, his sales and marketing career has spanned over 30 years in both the Financial Services and Property sectors. Having been involved in countless property purchases for his clients over the years, he is now a leading Melbourne Buyer Advocate.
“I treat every property purchase as if I was buying for myself”
Antony has a passion for property and has bought for both investors and home buyers all over Melbourne, ranging from $300,000 to multi-million dollar properties. He commenced with National Property Buyers in 2011 as State Manager.
His meticulous approach and sound negotiation skills ensures he leaves no stone unturned in his quest to purchase the right property at the right price. With his extensive knowledge, vast network of contacts and overall determination, he is able to achieve the best possible results for his clients.
Formerly an A grade squash player for Bulleen in the Victorian Club Championships, he now spends his spare time with his family and enjoys watching and helping his children play in their chosen sports and other activities. He is an overall sports enthusiast and loves the mighty Collingwood Magpies and Melbourne Victory Football Clubs.
Antony was also awarded 8th in the “Top Buyer’s Agent 2018” by Your Investment Property Magazine and onthehouse.com.au 2018.
Office:Suite 2, Level 1 333 Whitehorse Road Balwyn, Victoria 3103
Lloyd Edge is a passionate property investor who has achieved financial independence through strategic property investing. Lloyd is a property strategist who works on behalf of buyers, not sellers. He holds a Diploma of Property Services, is a fully licensed real estate agent and holds buyers agent licences in multiple states. Lloyd is also a member of Property Investment Professionals Australia (PIPA) and Real Estate Institute of NSW (REINSW).
In 2018 Lloyd was awarded 3rd in Australia and 1st in NSW in Your Investment Property’s Top Buyers’ Agent awards. As a company Aus Property Professionals are also finalists in the 2018 Real Estate Institute of NSW Awards for Excellence for best Buyers’ Agency. In 2017 Lloyd was also nominated as a finalist in the REINSW awards for Excellence.
In 17 years as a property investor and developer, Lloyd has accumulated a property portfolio worth over $12 million that is cash flow positive. A former teacher, Lloyd’s investment strategies allowed him to retire from the rat race and now he helps clients achieve their own financial and lifestyle goals.
Lloyd and his wife Renee have featured in property investment magazines including Australian Property Investor, Smart Property Investor and Your Investment Property, as well as The Daily Telegraph. Lloyd has also been interviewed on top rating radio stations 2GB and 2UE.
His investment strategies have attracted the attention of real estate commentators such as Kevin Turner of Real Estate Talk, Ryan McLean of onproperty.com.au and Aidan Devine of Key Media.
Lloyd has a diverse range of investment strategies and places importance on achieving equity gains to maintain a cash flow positive portfolio, quintessential to portfolio growth. His strategies allow him to “manufacture” equity without having to wait for the market to rise.
Lloyd’s property investment motto is “You make your money when you buy, not when you sell!”. He has helped numerous clients make a large amount of equity in a short period of time through creating instant equity.
He uses a range of strategies targeted to specific situations, including:
• Buy and hold for capital growth
• Buy for cash flow
• Buy below intrinsic value
• Granny flats
• strata title
Due to his wide range of contacts in the real estate industry, Lloyd gets access to properties before they are listed for sale, as well as “off market” properties which don’t go to the open market at all.
Working as a buyers’ agent and property developer, Lloyd loves to help other people replicate his success.
“Property became my passion when I realised that it can be a vehicle to financial independence,” he says.
“Achieving equity gains while maintaining cash flow is essential to portfolio growth and ultimate financial independence”.
Having a teaching background, Lloyd’s educational skills and excellent communication techniques prove invaluable to clients. He has worked in a number of areas of education across Sydney and now uses his experience to educate people about property and how it can set them on the path to financial freedom.
Office:Level 3, 100 Harris Street, PYRMONT 2009
Lauren is a Licenced Real Estate Agent who started her career as a selling agent in the house auction capital of the world. Her passion for real estate and finesse for building relationships and caring for people saw her successfully negotiate the sale of homes in some of the most prestigious suburbs of Melbourne.
Moving to Sydney in 2011 Lauren worked in sales initially, at a Woollahra based agency, before finally finding her true calling as a Buyers Agent. For the past 2 years, of her decade in real estate, Lauren has nurtured and empowered her clients to make smart property decisions and secure quality real estate in the competitive Sydney market.
Lauren’s holistic approach is based on her genuine desire to support people whilst providing professional guidance and protecting her clients through every step of the process. Her experience on both sides of the business as well as the strong personal relationships with clients and local agents allow her to achieve outstanding results and save her clients money.
Office:uites 10-11, 19-27 Cross St, Double Bay NSW 2028
As a fully licensed Real Estate Buyer’s Agent, Frank has over 20 years experience buying property in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, as well as other cities in Australia.
Frank is also a property owner and an avid investor himself, and draws upon his own hard earned experiences when advising his clients.
Frank holds the following Buyer Agent qualifications;
Fully licenced and insured Real Estate Buyers Agent – A real estate professional that is familiar with the Property Stock and Business Act, and how to make this work in his clients favour.
Accredited Auctioneer – Frank uses this knowledge and experience to get the best result for clients when bidding for them at Auctions.
Qualified in Finance – Frank’s understanding of finance and how Banks view property, assists his clients in this critical part of the purchase process
Qualified Builder – Carpenter and water-proofer, with a thorough understanding of building issues, which his clients find invaluable when comparing properties. Frank has managed and completed many large scale renovations, and can provide specific in-depth advice for clients wishing to renovate their property purchase.
Diploma of Business – to ensure his clients experience a smooth and professional process with their property search and purchase. Frank always keeps his clients informed and up to date with relevant information.
4th Dan Black Belt in Full Contact Karate – 8 times Australian Heavyweight Champion and former National Team Coach. Frank uses this discipline, focus and determination to work relentlessly until he secures his clients their ideal property, no matter how difficult the challenge.
He keeps a calm head under high pressure property negotiations, to ensure his clients get the best result possible.
Most importantly, Frank has an obvious passion for property, and ensuring his clients buy well.
His calm, patient and ‘down to earth’ approach make him very easy to deal with.
Tel. No.: 0424 613 696
Office:Suite 1512/83 Spring Street Bondi Junction 2022
A licensed buyers agent and an expert in Sydney real estate, Nick understands the time constraints, financial pressures and specific concerns faced by those searching for residential properties. He is keen to use his detailed understanding of the real estate market to help you find the best property to suit your requirements.
Well respected in the industry, Nick has established relationships with numerous real estate agents throughout Sydney. These connections allow Nick access to many off-market opportunities or silent sales.
Nick understands that communication and personal service are essential for maintaining successful relationships with his clients and he aims to make every transaction as efficient and hassle-free as possible. Nick has a reputation for being straightforward and down to earth whilst his professionalism, knowledge of the market and ability to connect with people from all walks of life, ensure that his clients receive a unique and rewarding experience.
Office:Shop 8, The Italian Forum,21-23 Norton Street
Deborah is Joint Principal and Founder of SydneySlice and a Licensed Estate Agent. Deborah graduated from Sydney University with 1st Class Honors in Economics Law and worked as a Corporate Lawyer for 7 years before founding SydneySlice in 2000.
Deborah has set the benchmark for Buyer’s Agents with her meticulous approach, focused attitude and professional work ethic. With more than 17 years experience as a Buyer’s Agent Deborah’s industry knowledge, understanding of property markets and value, proven negotiation skills and objective advice enables her to provide superior timely advice to her clients.
Deborah’s passion and commitment to providing specialist property advice to clients has meant that she has developed a loyal client base, making her a highly sought after buyer’s agent with extensive knowledge of Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, North Shore and Inner West.
Her real estate knowledge and strategic negotiation tactics are a result of this extensive experience in the property market giving clients reassurance that their buying needs are in highly skilled and expert hands.
With a solid background in Law/Economics combined with more than 17 years experience as a buyer’s agent, Deborah has a comprehensive understanding of the property buying process which has proven invaluable when negotiating hundreds of real estate purchases on behalf of clients.
Email: Deborah@sydneyslice.com Mobile: 0414 848 883
Office:47 Moncur Street Woollahra NSW 2025 Australia
Lisa is passionate about finding the right property for her clients whether the goal is to invest or to find a new family home. It may take a week, it may take 6 months – but when contracts are exchanged, it is the right home for the right price in the right location.
With over 15 years of experience buying Sydney property, Lisa knows the market, negotiates skillfully and above all, makes it her mission to understand her clients – tailoring her service to meet the specific needs of each individual buyer. She makes the journey fun, while getting the results expected of a trusted professional partner.
Lisa is co-founder of Finders Keepers Buyers Agents and a licensed Real Estate Buyers Agent.
She is a past winner and finalist of the Award for Excellence in Buyers Agency, from the Real Estate Institute of NSW and has been a key player in establishing and building the reputation of this specialist field of service
Licensed Buyers Agent #334180
Office:Suite 713, 81 Macleay Street,Potts Point NSW 2011
I purchased my first property in Newtown in my early twenties and quickly learnt the benefits of building a property portfolio.
What initially started as a smart investment decision soon lead to a professional career; as I had untapped a passion and found my calling! I quickly left behind my banking career to pursue the property industry for good.
“”I’ve always barracked for the underdog and it frustrated me that many people (including close friends and family members), where being easily mislead and were paying too much; or just making wrong decisions because they were exhausted after looking at properties for months, sometimes years on end with nothing to show for it.””
I uncovered that not only did I love buying property, but I loved working with others to build a property portfolio too; and that’s when Mayfield Property Buyers was born!
I wanted to show others there was an easier way to buying property. I wanted to empower buyers to make smarter decisions by having an expert in their corner.
After all, the vendor has a real estate agent working for them, so it just made sense that a property buyer should have an unbiased adviser to provide real estate advice too.
I knew that with my highly attuned analytical skills, my relaxed calm composure and my nerves of steel that I could negotiate properties for the right price, and help others to make smarter decisions when buying property.
When I’m not at a property viewing, I enjoy spending time with my wife and 2 young boys at my home in Gladesville, Sydney.
If I’m not bidding at auctions or helping a couple downsize, you can find me visiting the family farm, hitting the snowy slopes or enjoying a crisp ale while cheering on my favourite rugby team – the NSW Waratahs!
When you engage Mayfield Property Buyers you can be assured that my service is discreet and confidential. I know this is just one of the reasons why many of my clients are happy to refer me to their friends and family too.
Call John on 0410 545 721.
“”I love property and I am a real people person and the two are a natural fit. I could see how hard many family and friends were finding it to purchase in the market hearing countless stories of people overpaying or just missing out because of dishonest agents.
I love helping people get a great deal when they buy a property. Sellers get a professional, so should a buyer. I am a hard negotiator and someone who values my client’s money as if it were my own.”
Office:Suite 1, Level 10,17-19 Bridge St,Sydney NSW 2000
Michael has been in the real estate industry for over 15 years as an active property investor. Michael is a licensed real estate buyers agent, a property investment strategist, a best selling author and a highly sort after property negotiator. Michael has negotiated property transactions from as low as $350,000 to as high as $48 million dollars.
Michael’s expertise is buying prestige family homes for his time poor professional clients and he also builds his investment clients high performing property portfolio’s to suit any personal financial situation and strategy.
Michael is an expert in knowing the correct type of property to purchase in a low supply and high demand suburb that will create excellent capital growth over time with a high rental return.
Over the past 20 years Michael has purchased real estate using many types of property contracts ranging from Standard Sales Contracts, Option to Purchase Contracts, Lease Options, Assumptive Options, Instalment (terms) Sales Contracts, Back to Back Lease Options, Joint Venture Contracts, Second Mortgage Carry Back Contracts.
Michael is passionate about property and is well known for his honesty and integrity and is a highly sort after property professional who is well loved by his clients for out performing his clients expectations with all their property buying needs. Michael works exclusively for the purchaser and delivers real savings to his clients.
Office:Suite 4/162c Queen St,Woollahra NSW 2025’Sydney, Australia