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. This business soon expanded to include Vendor Advocacy and became Property Home Base.
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 & Vendors time, heartache and money.
When Julie is not hard at work running Property Home Base or helping you sell your home or find your ideal property, you will find her travelling with her husband to visit her children and grandchildren, playing with their dogs Jazzy & Buddy, or enjoying good food, wine and music with friends.
Alan Barker Managing Director & Buyers Advocate
,Alan has worked for over 20 years in Senior Management, Executive 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. Having bought his first property over 30 years ago and first investment property not long afterwards Alan loves assisting our clients whenever he gets the opportunity.
When Alan is not working on the continual development of Property Home Base or with our clients, you will find him at the footy, working on his property or meditating.
MEET OUR TEAM
Mal Baini Buyers Advocate, Vendor Advocate, Licensed Agent
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 focused 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, Off the Plan (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 or finding you the ideal property, you will find her camping, travelling, cooking up a storm or playing with her grandchildren.
Being an experienced Bayside Real Estate Agent and also a Licensed 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 focused 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.
Mary Maatouk Buyer & Vendor Advocate
Mary’s friendly nature and her exceptional client care is why she has so many followers after working as a Real Estate Agent for 14 years. With honesty and integrity, Mary uses her strong negotiation skills to ensure that the property dreams are met for her Clients.
A natural communicator, Mary can help you understand the best solutions to your property needs. Not only English, but she is also fluent in Arabic and has studied Mandarin.
Understanding the power of market knowledge, Mary says, “Local knowledge is vital in Real Estate and my insights often prove to be an invaluable asset for my buyers and sellers.”
Mary brings enthusiasm and knowledge to the Property Base team and all of her lucky Clients! When Mary is not helping her clients buy and sell their homes, you will find her doing community volunteer work, spending time with family and friends, or travelling.
Mark Kenny Buyers Advocate, Vendor Advocate
Mark has enjoyed over 15 years of working in Real Estate and thrives on the challenge of solving his client's needs. A careful listener, he always spends the time to ensure he understands his client's requirements, budget and time-line. He understands that buying a property can be exasperating, time-consuming and camouflaged by real-estate gamesmanship. He keeps his clients posted with regular follow-up and relevant information and suggestions so that they may make informed decisions.
His calm, strategic approach during the negotiating period will guide his clients to achieving the optimal outcome and will ultimately ensure that each buyer will purchase the right property with minimal stress and at the right price.
Afterall, buying a home or investment property should be a time of celebration!
When Mark is not helping his clients buy property, or find their dream home he is either at the gym, jogging(slowly), spending time with his wife and 2 sets of twins or watching the Sabres basketball, Saints or Wallabies.
Jodie English Buyers Advocate, Vendor Advocate
Jodie English comes to us with 20+ years’ experience in both Real Estate and the global business environment which gives her the ability to negotiate strongly on behalf of her clients.
Consultative in her approach and connected to a large network of industry partners, Jodie believes it is her warm, empathetic and intuitive nature that sets her apart. Jodie says, “I truly understand and feel compassionate towards my clients’ circumstances, and can put myself into their shoes”. This is what leads to her superior service, premium results and excellent working relationships, with both buyers and sellers, with many of them becoming repeat clients.
Because of Jodie’s background in Human Resource Management and IT, she is able to anticipate market trends, analyse data and understand digital platforms which ensures she finds the right property for each buyer. “I love seeing my clients walk away with a satisfying result, knowing I listened to them, negotiated fiercely and then matched them to their ideal home,” says Jodie. When Jodie’s not busy finding the right property, or providing advice for her Clients’, she’s giving back to her local community as President of her tennis club and former Vice President of School council. She also loves to experiment in the kitchen, bringing to life the flavours from her many travels. She’s also passionate about education, theatre and of course her children.