Our Buyers Advocates
Meet the Team
Julie DeBondt-Barker. The creator and founder of Buyers Home Base. She is passionate about
saving people time, heartache and money when buying their home - especially First Home Buyers whom could not afford the services of a Buyers Advocate before Buyers
Home Base was created. Having been a selling Agent for over 10
years, Julie has a keen understanding of negotiation strategies. Julie
is committed to bringing back integrity and honesty to the Real Estate
Alan brings with him over 35 years of experience in management, setting up systems,
structures, overseeing and managing large teams. Bringing his excellent communication skills to the
team and with a passion in supporting them to win. He is responsible for all of the “back end systems”
that every good company must have to grow and move forward.
Alan is our man with the plan. Watch this space for where we are headed next.
Mal Bartrop. Mal brings with her many years of Real Estate experience with a good understanding of all aspects including Victorian Real Estate Law. Don’t let her soft spoken manner fool you. She is a very patient and diligent negotiator and “adopts” her Clients as her own. She brings enthusiasm and a wealth of knowledge including “Off the Plan” purchases and can guide you through the maze of buying a home or investment property very calmly and smoothly. Mal specialises in most suburbs of Melbourne including the Northeast and East
Jo-Anne Davies. After a long and successful career in advertising sales, Jo-Anne decided
to combine her sales skills with her keen desire to help people and and enter the world of Real Estate. Her negotiation skills and ability to build rapport with people from all walks of life, makes her a perfectfit. Jo-Anne was working as a Selling Agent when she has realised her real passion was actually assisting people through the purchasing process.This meant that becoming a Buyers Advocate would be her dream job. We are very lucky to have Jo-Anne on the Buyers Home Base Team and you will be equally lucky to have her assist you when buying your next home.
Joyce McCarthy. Joyce has come to Buyers Home Base with a wealth of knowledge in Real Estate after having worked in property management and sales, in both residential and commercial for many years. Joyce has lived in and loves the Bayside and Mornington Peninsula areas. She brings a very high level of integrity and commitment to her clients and is only interested in getting the very best results for them. Her “can do” attitude is contagious and we know that she will be leaving a smile on every Buyers Home Base client she meets.
David Ferguson. David comes to Buyers Home Base with 23 years of Real Estate experience. David was ranked in the top 10% of Real Estate Agents in the Bayside area, where he worked as a Selling Agent for a number of years. He also worked for the Victorian Government under the Director of Housing, which saw him travelling across Victoria both buying and selling, and working for both the Vendors and the Purchasers. David has also worked successfully as a property Valuer and a Buyers Agent assisting thousands of property transactions throughout his lengthy career. What drives David is his absolute passion for negotiation, which is the skill he now brings to Buyers Home Base clients.
Catherine Cumming. Catherine is our girl in the West. Having lived there all her life and also worked in Real Estate in the area, she is known as a shrewd negotiator. Purchasing her first property at 21, she now manages her own portfolio of 5 properties in Yarraville, Williamstown and West Footscray. She brings her passion for property along with her high level of integrity and honesty to all of her clients, whether buying or selling. Catherine is a mother of 5 children and has been a Councillor on Maribyrnong Council for 19 years, acting as Mayor in 2013 and is currently Deputy Mayor.
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