With a degree in Psychology, an early career in Law Enforcement and an abiding interest in property, Diana Cox brings diverse experience to the Buxton Sandringham team. Personable, open and friendly with a clear-eyed integrity developed over years as a Police Officer, Diana has a unique ability to build trust and enhance positive connections; whether that's meeting a potential buyer for the first time or helping a vendor understand the sales process. Working closely with Richard Slade, Diana brings a rare maturity to her role - with a demeanour that intuitively builds trust amongst potential buyers and committed vendors alike. She is deeply aware of the trust her vendors have placed in her, is always focused on results and can never be distracted from her role as her vendors' best advocate. But Diana's talents extend beyond welcoming buyers and supporting vendors. Her years in the NSW Police Force and as a counsellor bring a unique perspective. An expert "people reader", Diana's abilities go beyond creating rapport, to a ready understanding of individual buyers' motivations, expectations and dislikes. In short, she is quick to understand what "pushes buttons" and inspires purchase decisions. Firmly settled in the local area, where her twins attend primary school, play basketball, cricket and football (and where she fits in time for the "family sport" of tennis), Diana understands what it is that brings buyers to choose bayside life. An experienced property investor who has recently bought her first home in the area, Diana's understanding of the market is personal ...she knows from experience the challenges and excitements buyers face as they as make the quest to live, invest and purchase by the bay.
Melina Scriva wasn't just born and bred in Bayside, she's built her life, business and family here too! A long-term local businessperson whose children have grown up here, Melina is a familiar face to many Baysiders. Whether building businesses in the area or building a strong network of clients, buyers and friends, Melina's approach comes with a diverse store of local knowledge and a deep appreciation for the area and its people. For Melina, this approach is all about creating rapport, building relationships and focusing on people. She believes there's no such thing as a one-off sale; every connection is potentially a client for life - one she'll bump into on the street, greet at open-for-inspections and work with as they buy, sell and invest in her neighbourhood. Intimately connected to the local market, she has lived and worked through the property cycles and has absolute faith in the underlying value and long term growth that an address by the bay will offer. That's not to say that Melina's world-view ends at the borders of Bayside. Starting out in real-estate in the highly-competitive inner-suburbs, Melina is proud to claim the tenacity and toughness that comes with a grounding in one of Melbourne's most competitive marketplaces. From high-density one bedroom apartments, to high-value heritage homes, Melina has marketed, negotiated and successfully sold at every level ...and to every type of local and international buyer. Melina has made her mark by more than just helping others buy and sell. A keen renovator, Melina is uniquely positioned to understand vendors and buyers. She has bought, sold and renovated her way around the area - leaving her distinctive style on more than one blue-chip Sandringham address. Intricately connected to Bayside by homes, kids, family and friends, Melina knows what it takes to build a future by the bay.
A lifelong local with high-level experience in the conveyancing and real estate support industries, Matthew Gray knows the Bayside area and the real estate industry inside-out. So it's no surprise that he has developed a reputation for success since he stepped up to the front line with Buxton Sandringham's sales team.
Years in allied industries have given Matthew the knowledge, understanding and customer service skills necessary to record great results. But it's his background as an AFL player manager that provides a unique edge. With years of experience operating in the notoriously hard-driving arena of player contracts and sponsorship deals, Matthew is adept at handling the toughest negotiations and managing even for the most challenging personalities.
That's not to suggest it's only about the win for Matthew. Known for his friendly and approachable nature, Matthew is a natural people-person, whose local connections mean he can rarely walk down the street without finding a friendly face...and an ongoing chat! For Matthew knowing and being known in the Bayside community is one of the most rewarding aspects of his role; as he shares the journey and builds real relationships amongst vendors and buyers with every sale.
A fourth generation Sandringham resident, Matthew is firmly grounded in the life of the Bayside area. A 3-year president of Hampton Rovers and a current board member of Sandringham Football Club, Matthew's passion for local and state football has taken him from player, to manager, to helping shape the future of the game. Highly competitive, always involved and endlessly approachable, Matthew Gray is committed to achieving his clients' goals.
Undoubtedly one of the most experienced property professionals in the Bayside area and arguably one of the most highly credentialed in Melbourne, Simone Buckley brings 30 years of hands-on expertise to her leadership of the Buxton Sandringham Property Management team. Moving into the industry straight from school, Simone has built a lifelong career on providing impeccable care of her clients...an approach that has earned her a reputation for integrity and efficiency and respect of her peers. Leading the team with absolute professionalism, Simone is known for her ability to inspire great performances from her portfolio mangers and induce on-going loyalty in her clients - many of whom have stayed with her through the lifetime of their investments. While Simone's leadership sets the tone for the team, she is never less than actively involved in the day-to-day running of the business. She enjoys many aspects of her role, especially helping clients to relocate with minimum stress and worry. Simone believes there is nothing better than a happy tenant who is settled into their home and a landlord who is happy that their property is in the hands of a good agent. Above all else, she's a believer that most challenges can be met by simply picking up the phone and talking through the issues. A Bayside local all her life, Simone is a "Firbank old girl" and "Haileybury mother" who is connected to the community through friends, family, education and sport. Married for more than 25 years to a similarly well-grounded Baysider, Simone's weekends typically involve a taxi-round of basketball at King Club, netball at Thomas St and football at Trevor Barker Oval. But weekends aren't just about ferrying kids and watching sport, Simone maintains work-life balance with a true Bayside edge - with regular clifftop runs balanced by strolls along the beach with her family!
Head-hunted to join the Buxton team in 2012, Daniela Schell has developed formidable skills in a relatively young career in the industry. Qualified as an Agent's Representative in 2012, Daniela's property management style is informed by a natural curiosity about people and their housing choices. Always eager to learn, with an innate ability to "read" people, Daniela says her first priority is to find the right tenant for a particular property - she says happy tenants make an easy letting process - and an even easier and more rewarding experience for her landlords.
Enthusiastic and energetic, Daniela is a true "people person", who makes providing superior customer service a primary priority. Always prepared to go the extra mile, Daniela has a natural rapport with landlords and tenants at every level. Whether it's meticulously reference-checking a potential tenant, maintaining a rigorous schedule of inspections or following up promptly on maintenance issues, Daniela says her ability to build and maintain positive relationships with landlords and tenants alike is at the heart of her client service.
Having an enormous appreciation for architecture here in Melbourne, Brooke commenced her real estate career as a Property Manager in 2013 and quickly became a vital member of the Buxton Sandringham Property Management Team. Originally from New South Wales, Brooke is a bayside resident and is passionate about the bayside lifestyle. Brooke manages properties in Sandringham and having a background in transport and logistics, is a great time manager with ample experience in client services. Brooke prides herself on ensuring her landlords are provided service of the highest standard. Brooke has a love for animals having worked as a Veterinary Nurse in her earlier years and offering her time at the local animal welfare centre.