Always looking for the next challenge, Natalie Alesi's real estate career has progressed through roles that have added depth to her already high-level professional skills. A Property Manager for almost five years, Natalie's understanding of people and properties has been honed at the front-line of the industry as she has managed relationships between landlords and tenants, overseen maintenance and ensured steady financial management.
An adept time-manager whose focus is on ensuring that messages are always returned, open-for-inspections are always on time and deadlines are never missed, Natalie is committed to adding value at every stage of the sales process. Passionate about presentation, she is able to provide real-life advice that makes a difference. Committed to communication, she ensures that feedback is provided rapidly and clearly. Always absolutely organised, she guarantees that every aspect of the sale runs smoothly from the first internet listing, to the final contract signing. But for Natalie it's not just about deadlines and detail; people, not properties are her first priority. Natalie is focused on keeping all parties informed at all stages of the process - whether that's providing feedback to vendors from potential buyers or making sure buyers are fully aware of the benefits of a property. It's an approach that has seen Natalie develop a reputation for honesty and openness amongst both her vendors and her network of potential buyers.
Growing up locally in a close Italian family, Natalie's interest in property was piqued at a young age as she kept an eye on the homes and the values of her area. Now married to a building professional and a local home-owner herself, Natalie fully understands the excitement and challenges that come with buying and renovating a home....especially for young buyers working hard to enter the market. It's an empathy that flows into everything she does; for this highly-organised real estate professional nothing is more important than a smooth sale.
Growing up in a family of builders before undertaking studies in Education at Victoria University, Jessica Dunn's understanding of real estate is both intuitive and learned. Real estate is in her blood - with her early years spent discussing real-estate around the dinner table and visiting building sites on the way home from school. Always headed towards a career in real estate, the lessons Jessica learned in the teaching profession are also invaluable. Her first priority is to support vendors as they make informed choices around potentially life-changing decisions. Committed to providing relevant information at all times, she is quick to take control of the many details that can clutter up the sales process. Jessica is focused on taking care of the day-to-day detail that can overwhelm vendors, leaving them free to make big decisions with the smallest amount of stress. The same dynamic applies back in the office - leaving Amanda with nothing to do except manage the business of negotiating an above-expectation sale price. With the close connections and wider network that come with growing up in the Bayside area, Jessica's local knowledge is strong and her understanding of local buyers is deep. As one of the first girls to attend Mentone Grammar as it moved to co-education, Jessica is used to forging her own path, negotiating with dominant personalities and being at the forefront of change. Jessica has the flexibility to move with the times ...and bring her clients and buyers along with her.
Initiated into sales at the grass-roots level with an early career in telemarketing and face-to-face selling, Sam's background has given him the skills and the tenacity to succeed in any environment...and to achieve above and beyond at the Buxton Hampton East office. A real estate professional since 2009 with Diplomas in Financial Services, Business Management and Business Administration, Sam has excelled in every area of the industry; winning awards as a Rising Star and Novice Auctioneer ...and in 2016 claiming a position as one of the REIV's Top 15 Young Auctioneers. But while Sam is proud of the accolades, he says that helping his clients achieve their own hopes and dreams is his own greatest achievement. Consistently recommended by long-term clients, Sam is committed to ensuring that every one of his vendors has a great experience of their sale. A friendly approach is at the heart of everything he does; as is open communication, rigorous follow-up and expert negotiation skills to achieve the property's maximum price. Genuine care and absolute respect are what sets Sam's service apart. His promise to call vendors prior to inspections, provide feedback after every buyer interaction and to tailor weekly or fortnightly meetings to keep his clients up to date, mean that Sam's vendors are amongst the best informed in the business ...and his potential buyers are always the most strongly connected. Motivated by the fast-paced south-eastern suburban market and passionate about bayside life, Sam plans to raise his young family here with a home close to the beach and strong involvement in the local community. Always focused on family, Sam knows that good property and a great location can be the basis for a good life. To that end he plans to continue to climb the local property ladder himself, as well as giving his clients the best advice to fulfil their own property goals.
If there is one thing that characterises Carron Hein's career it's commitment. Commitment to her clients, commitment to the Buxton team and commitment to exceeding expectations. Starting out in real estate in 1989 alongside Adam Gillon, and later joining Adam in his first business as Senior Property Manager covering both Residential and Commercial properties, and now more than 20 years later, is still working with Adam and Rose Patterson as Hampton East's leading Property Management team.
In a career that has included Department Managerial roles and managing residential, commercial and retail portfolios, Carron has won many high achievement awards and has been lured to lead successful portfolio management teams. In one role she managed over 500 Residential and Commercial Properties, and overseeing a department managing in excess of 1500 properties. Leaving full-time work after the birth of her first son, Carron returned to work with Adam Gillon at Buxton Hampton East in a permanent role as a key member of Buxton's experienced and professional team. Known for her outstanding attention to detail, efficiency and calm under pressure, Carron's role as a member of the Buxton Hampton East extends well beyond her position in Commercial Property Management.
Always committed to education and improvement, Carron completed her Licensed Estate Agent Certificate in 1995 as the youngest female at the time to achieve the qualification. Always focused on her landlords' best interests, Carron brings a pro-active approach to every aspect of the management of her portfolio - going above and beyond the requirements of the Retail Tenancies Act with a highly formalised, database focused approach.
Rose Patterson joined the real estate industry 30 years ago as a junior cadet at Morley's First National Real Estate in Elwood. She developed a real enthusiasm and passion for the industry, which lead her to join the TBM team as a portfolio manager. During her eight years of employment there, she initially managed a varied residential portfolio, but later concentrated exclusively on management of commercial and industrial properties.
Later, Rose joined the City of Port Phillip's Valuation and Property Management Department, where unique tenancies along the foreshore such as Stokehouse, Donovans, Luna Park, Vineyard, Palace and Palais were part of Council s portfolio of properties, as well as residential tenancies in the precinct. Rose gained a widely diversified and useful knowledge of local government legislation and procedures whilst at Council, which broadened her knowledge of the property management market.
Her desire to gain further knowledge lead Rose to explore the management of Bodies Corporate, where she joined Melbourne's Specialist team at Property Essential. The portfolio consisted of residential and commercial high-rise strata buildings and managements in central Melbourne, Beacon Cove and in Melbourne s business district.
Throughout her many years in the real estate industry, Rose has continued ongoing training with the Real Estate Institute and various colleges to ensure in keeping abreast of changes to legislative procedures to, the Residential Tenancies Act, the Retail Tenancies Act, the Sub-Division Act and Body corporate regulations.
Rose was appointed to join the Buxton Group at Hampton East to manage a predominantly residential portfolio and her diversified real estate background has attributed to her success in property management today.
A real estate professional for 14 years, Jackie Levy's knowledge extends to every corner of the industry, with extensive experience in her chosen profession as a Property Manager.
Jackie's expertise is diversified, with experience across a broad spectrum of properties and demographics & has managed every type of dwelling, from grand top-end inner-bayside period mansions to top-floor single-bedroom apartments...and everything in-between.
Drawn to a front-line property management role by a commitment to customer service, Jackie is driven to excel daily by the challenges and opportunities of her own property portfolio.
Jackie believes that building and maintaining great relationships with landlords and tenants is the key to successful property management...and she knows that all else flows from this solid base of trust and respect.
Whether it is ensuring that her landlord's properties are professionally maintained, representing her clients at VCAT, or providing advice on the intricacies of the Residential Tenancy Act, Jackie's clients are her first priority.
As a home owner and renovator herself, Jackie understands the work required to own manage and maintain residential property. But that's not to say it's all work for Jackie is passionate about music, dance and having fun with her children.
Drawn to the property industry right from the start by a love of design and architecture, Sky Dobolewski's last ten years have been spent building on an impressive portfolio of property management experience - one which has seen her become one of the area's most experienced and highly-credentialed property professionals. Across that time, Sky's roles have grown to incorporate a tactical approach to property management with executive level and business development responsibilities encompassing marketing, advertising and stategic development.
A confident communicator with an eye for detail, Sky is adept at building relationships as she is at maintaining focus on the goals of her clients. Today Sky channels her passion for design and presentation into the care and maintenance of her investors' properties... along the way developing an enviable network of trusted tradespeople able to provide the quality and service she believes her clients deserve. This established network is just one of the benefits of Sky's experience, located in the wider-Bayside area throughout most of her career, Sky's local knowledge for people, properties and places is second to none.
This local focus even extends into Sky's out-of-work hours. A local resident for most of her adult life, Sky most loves the bayside lifestyle, choosing to live close enough to the bay to run, walk her dog and laze on the beach depending upon the season. Combining work and play with a love of the local area, Sky has brought, sold and owned property here over several years and fully understands the lifestyle that brings landlords to invest here and tenants to aspire to live here.
With a decade of experience as a professional property manager, Sarah Hedges is a highly credentialed real estate professional of broad experience and unflappable calm. As a key member of the Buxton property management team, that experience and calm are called into practice every day as Sarah works closely with landlords to ensure the maximum benefit from their investment with minimum stress.
Personally responsible for a diverse portfolio of properties based in the southern Bayside suburbs, Sarah's role is to ensure that individual attention is paid to each and every landlord and each and every property. A proven problem solver with high-level organisational skills , Sarah provides this attention with a systematised approach that goes beyond the industry-standard Console reporting system, to a personal system of electronic diary entries, detailed lists and comprehensive files.
Yet amongst all the organisation, Sarah's primary focus remains her relationship with her landlords - building on a position of trust with committed communication and a constant vigilance. As our southern-Bayside specialist, Sarah takes responsibility for properties under management around the bay from Parkdale to Frankston - and beyond.