Meet the Team at Buyers Home Base

Your Melbourne Buyers Agents - Committed to you!

Company Directors

Julie DeBondt-Barker - Founding Director, Buyers Advocate

Julie DeBondt-Barker

Founding Director, Buyers Advocate

After enjoying 10 successful years at selling Real Estate, Julie decided to “level the playing field” for Buyers. Shocked to find the market full of commission based Advocates (a direct conflict of interest for the Buyers), Julie set out to create Australia’s first low flat fee Buyers Advocacy service. Julie and her Team all work from a home base keeping overheads low and passing that savings onto the Buyers. Leading from the front Julie creates a culture of integrity and honesty. She is absolutely passionate about saving Buyers time, heartache and money.

When Julie is not hard at work running Property Home Base or helping you find your ideal property, you will find her travelling with her husband to visit her children and grandchildren, playing with their dog Jazzy, or enjoying good food, wine and music with friends.


Alan Barker - Managing Director

Alan Barker

Managing Director

Alan has worked for over 20 years in Executive, Senior Management and Consulting roles with both local and global enterprises. He now brings this wealth of knowledge, and management expertise to Property Home Base. Alan manages all of our systems, tools and processes that support the Advocates in delivering the best possible service to our clients. Keeping up with developments, maintenance, changes in technology, legislative changes, client requirements and our commitment to continued growth…. is what keeps Alan busy.

When Alan is not working on the continual development of Buyers Home Base, you will find him at the footy, working on his property or with a glass of wine in his hand.


Meet Our Team


Mal Bartrop - Buyer's Advocate

Mal Bartrop

Buyers Advocate

Mal’s passion for property began growing up in an environment where property development was the family business. Besides her passion, Mal brings over 15 years of real estate experience and a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of property to her clients. She is focussed on client care and has a genuine desire to help you achieve your goals. Whether you are buying your First Home, your next family home, OTP, downsizing or investing, Mal builds a long standing relationship with you with an enthusiasm and commitment to you having a stress free experience.

When Mal is not hard at work helping you get a great result with the sale of your property, you will find her camping, traveling, cooking up a storm or playing with her grandchildren.


Jo-Anne Davies - Buyer Advocate, Licenced Agent

Jo-Anne Davies

Buyers Advocate, Licenced Agent

Being an experienced bayside Real Estate Agent and also a Licenced Agent, Jo-Anne is well regarded in the industry. She is passionate about helping people traverse the wild ride of buying real estate with a calm and focussed approach. Her negotiation skills and consultative style, means she has developed good relationships with Agents and key industry people. With Jo-Anne on your side, you can relax knowing she will steer you in the right direction.

When Jo-Anne is not hard at work helping you get a great result with the sale of your property, you will find her at one of the many bayside area restaurants socialising with friends.


David Quinn - Buyers Advocate

David Quinn

Buyers Advocate

David's focus over many years has always been to help his clients get in to their perfect property. Whether that be buying your First Home, OTP, buying your next family home or an astute investment, David is thorough and precise in his approach. Having been both a Mortgage Broker, and a Real Estate Agent, David's depth of knowledge is vast. Helping you find the right property based on a thorough understanding of your needs, then securing it at the right price and educating you in the process is what David loves to do.

When David is not hard at work helping you find your ideal property, you will find him spending time with his young family, dancing or playing tennis.


Joyce McCarthy - Buyers Advocate

Joyce McCarthy

Buyers Advocate

With over 16 years of experience in Real Estate, Joyce can claim a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of the industry. With a passion for property and the right skills, Joyce achieves the best results for her clients. A “can do” attitude, integrity and commitment to the needs of her clients sets Joyce apart from the rest. Joyce will hold your hand and guide you through the entire buying process.

When Joyce is not hard at work helping you find your ideal property, you will find her walking in the Dandenongs.


Yolanta Cupples - Buyers Advocate, Fully Licenced Agent

Yolanta Cupples

Buyers Advocate, Fully Licenced Agent

Yolanta knows property. As a Fully Licensed Agent and with over 25 years of experience in the industry, Yolanta is a professional and will always give you unbiased, factual information when you are buying your a home or investment property. With extensive knowledge in many facets of real estate, (including Investment Property Portfolios, OTP, Owners Corporation and Property Management), Yolanta can handle the entire process on your behalf, guiding you to make well informed decisions along the way. You can relax knowing that you will achieve a great result and the experience will be a pleasure.

When Yolanta is not hard at work helping you find your ideal property, you will find her on the golf course.


Anna Aoun - Buyers Advocate

Anna Aoun

Buyers Advocate

It’s hard to say what Anna loves more……property or people? Over the past 25 years Anna has helped dozens of Buyers buy homes all across the Western suburbs of Melbourne. Whether you are looking for your First Home, the next family home or you want to add to your Investment Portfolio with a fabulous buy, Anna will get the job done. She always puts her clients first and goes above and beyond what could be expected. Once you purchase you will probably be sad to see her go, as her enthusiasm is a joy to be around.

When Anna is not hard at work helping you find your ideal property, you will find her organizing social gatherings, at a café catching up with friends, or at the movies with her husband.


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