converting a vision into reality.
Starting with a team of five in a highly competitive industry, Christian knew he had to follow what his gut was telling him.
“My gut was saying, ‘Be different, do what you feel is the right way to approach it for all clients. Create an open and transparent business delivering honesty, enthusiasm and integrity, but most of all go against the traditional agency structure to enable this wholly different experience for everyone’s benefit”.
Bellarine Property pioneered a new way of operating in their market and industry, becoming the first complete ‘team’ operated business for both Sales and Rentals in Australia.
They envisioned delivering a clean, fresh and wonderful experience to selling real estate, and set about creating it.
They strive to be unique and different to other real estate businesses. Not only does their team model approach set them apart, they are refining the way they go about things on a daily basis. The result is an experience on price, level of communication, technology and outcomes that are world class and ever-evolving.
“We don’t accept satisfied, we accept ‘blown away’.” Christian states.
In a fast changing world, they are committed to staying agile and nimble. They believe this is the key to being the best in the market on any given day.
“We hire only the very best and we expect excellence from them.” says Christian.
In 2016, Christian provided an ownership and leadership pathway opportunity into the business, to Levi Turner and Ben Roberts. Going from one Director to three Directors almost overnight, has resulted in further expansion and growth of the business across the Bellarine Peninsula for sales and rentals, and now commercial and industrial real estate.
“The addition of Levi and Ben into the business saw more brain power, new ideas, and tripled the amount of enthusiasm coming from the top”, Christian says with a smile.
All three Directors are old surfing friends who spend just as much time in the green room as the board room (surf speak for ‘getting barrelled’). With saltwater in their veins, and a shared passion for leading their remarkable team of 20 staff, their bond is unmistakeable. Energy is defined as the capacity to do work, and this team has it by the bucketful.
It’s energising to be in their presence, to see how they operate, to observe the lengths they go to for buyers and sellers – and to witness a different era in real estate.
This team are achieving phenomenal results, placing them inside the top 20 real estate agencies across the state of Victoria. An incredible feat achieved in such a short time, including the achievement of having sold over $2.1 billion dollars worth of property in their first 10 years across the Bellarine Peninsula.
“At the end of the day, it’s the people within the business that get the result, not the ‘brand’. This is a vital element to consider when choosing who to trust with selling your property.” Christian says.
Now with over 20 team members working across 3 departments (Sales, Rentals and Administration), they collectively work together. They have created and value a fun workplace culture, an environment where everyone enjoys working in a happy place.