The Best Buyers Agents & Advocates in Melbourne


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The Best Buyers Agents & Advocates in Melbourne

Choosing the right Buyers Agent can make a big difference to the purchase price of your property.

Need to Buy a Home or an Investment Property in Melbourne?​

We have listed the 10 Best Melbourne Buyers Agents.

Tracey Dixon - McGrath Real Estate (Hunters Hill)

​Kim and David Easterbrook – Elite Buyer Agents (offices in Brighton & Hawthorn) 

Kim and David founded Elite Buyers Agents in 2011 and Elite Property Rentals in 2012 to create a fresh approach to property advice that starts and stops with each client’s best interests first. A company that treats clients like family, and a company that levels the playing field with excellent service and superior knowledge. They believe in honesty, integrity and making a genuine difference in an industry.

It takes hard work and time behind the scenes, and they have done it all from skilled negotiations, to sourcing the right properties (both on market and off market) and going into battle on behalf of their clients. They are both active property investors themselves and have been awarded as finalists for numerous awards.

Their end goal is to drive their clients to a better position and make an incredible difference to their lives. Honesty is their policy and a genuine desire to create positive experiences for their clients.

David and Kim are members of the Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV), Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Association of Australia (REBAA) and Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA). They are also regularly interviewed by The Age, Herald Sun, The Australian, and various other publications.

38A Church Street, Brighton
Ground Floor, 737 Burwood Road, Hawthorn

Contact – Kim or David Easterbrook​

Peter Chauncy - McGrath Real Estate (Crows Nest)

Miriam Sandkuhler – Property Mavens (Melbourne) 

Miriam Sandkuhler is the CEO of Property Mavens, an independent multi award-winning property advocacy firm based in Melbourne. She is a Licensed Estate Agent, Buyer and Vendor Advocate, Accredited Property Investment Advisor, Media Commentator and the bestselling author of Property Prosperity.

She provides award winning buyer advocacy and property advisory services to time poor professionals, anxious investors and frustrated home buyers in need of timely, professional and seamless property outcomes. 

Miriam is a sought-after buyer’s agent, with over 20 years of practical real estate experience.  Committed to protecting her clients during all property transactions, Miriam is known for her sharp property selection and strong negotiation skills.  She helps her investor clients create wealth by providing independent and unbiased property advice, which enables smarter investment decisions and more profitable outcomes. Her investor clients average 8% – 16% capital growth per annum. 

She ensures her homebuyer clients to buy smart, enabling them to achieve their desired outcomes and seamlessly move forward into the next chapter of their lives, while guiding them during this emotional journey.  

Miriam is an industry recognised and active member of the Real Estate Buyers Agent Association (REBAA) and the REIV and holds Diplomas in Property and Business. She is a sought-after real estate and investment media commentator and has published articles in Property magazines, as well as regularly appearing on national TV, radio and in metro daily newspapers.  

Miriam’s awards include: 

  • Australian Small Business Champion Awards – Finalist  2020
  • REIV Finalist 2019, 2014 and 2013 – Buyer’s Agent of the Year
  • Winner, 2019 Top 10 Property Specialists, The Property Investor Magazine 
  • Australian Small Business Champion Awards  – Finalist 2019 
  • Finalist 2018 Buyers Agent – Property Investors Awards, YIP magazine 
  • REB Finalist 2017 – Thought Leader of the Year 
  • YIP magazine 2014 – National Buyer’s Agent of the Year ( Runner Up)

Suite 209/566 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

Contact – Miriam Sandkuhler

Jason Boon - Richardson & Wrench (Elizabeth Bay/Potts Point)

Janet Spencer – Buyer Solutions (Kew) 

Buyer Solutions’ founder and director, she has been a Buyer’s Agent since 1995. Over that time, Janet has supported property buyers as real estate broker, Buyer and Vendor Advocate and property negotiator. She consistently achieves better real estate deals, without crossing the ethical line.

Choosing Janet as your Buyer’s Agent gains you access to astute reading of real estate indicators and her extended network. She is candid in her property advice and resolute at the property negotiation table.

Janet’s array of real estate achievements include:

  • WINNER REIV Buyer’s Agent of the Year Award 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016
  • FINALIST REIA Buyer’s Agent of the Year Award 2013, 2014 and 2015
  • Founding member, serving her twelfth elected term on the Buyers Agent Chapter of the REIV (Real Estate Industry of Victoria) and on the Members Council
  • Chairperson REIV Buyer’s Agent Chapter 2012/2013, 2011/2012, 2008/2009, 2007/2008
  • Finalist REIV Buyer’s Agent of the Year 2009, 2010 and 2011
  • Victorian Representative: REBAA (Real Estate Buyers Agent Association)
  • Janet is a qualified behavioural scientist who knows a property purchase can be emotional. Her insightful advice ensures you feel stress free and confident in all your real estate investment decisions.

618 High Street, Kew 

Contact – Janet Spencer


Kristy Caskey – The Property Bureau (Hawthorn) 

Kristy is a leading Buyer’s Agent in Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula and co-founder of The Property Bureau. Her skill and passion for finding her clients the perfect property match and rigorously negotiating the optimum result is one of the secrets to her success.

With over 10 years’ experience, Kristy has purchased hundreds of top quality investments, homes and holiday homes for her clients and thoroughly understands the intricacies of successfully transacting property. She takes a stressful decision and gives her clients the confidence to make the right choice for them. Her warm and professional manner and appreciating that trust and communication are paramount is the key to her success.

She prides herself on making her clients feel welcome, understood and in safe hands from their very first meeting. Her 20 years of residential and commercial experience in the Melbourne property market has taught her that attention to detail is imperative when transacting property.

Kristy obtained numerous residential and commercial property qualifications including her full real estate license (Certificate IV in Property Service Real Estate) to ensure her skills are impeccable. She is an active property investor and Landlord herself which gives her the perspective to understand what tenants and buyers want and how to achieve property goals through strategic investing.

Kristy is regularly featured in The Age, Herald Sun, Real Estate Conversation Daily and The Property Investment.

‘Helping you make the right property moves’.

75 Church Street, Hawthorn

Contact – Kristy Caskey

Mark Somboli - Professionals Montgomery Group (St George)

Emily Wallace – Buyer’s Advocate (Bayside & Southeast Region) 

Are you currently feeling like there is little to no stock available that matches your ‘unicorn’ property? Perhaps you are tired of spending every Saturday morning traipsing out to open homes or you are simply overwhelming at the idea of sourcing the property of your dreams.  

This blurb is not about me, this is about you. What can I do for you? I am not your normal Buyer’s Advocate and therefore what I can do for your is also not ‘the norm’.  

If you are looking for an advocate who has been around for 10+ years, I am not for you and  I am more than okay with that. On the other hand, if you are looking for an advocate who is social media savvy, has a strong work ethic and an out of the box thinker, perhaps it’s time we catch up for coffee. 

Leveraging social media as well as agent contacts to source off market properties, sometimes directly with the owners, is a skill that has produced results for my clients over and over again.  

Let me ask you this, if you were attending a court case, would it be fair to assume that in most cases, both victim and offender would have legal representation? Yes? Then why would you enter a property transaction without someone advocating for you when the vendor has a real estate agent in their side? Now your probably nodding at the computer screen with this realisation.

Levelling the playing field for buyers is my mission and passion. I would be honoured to be a part of your next step in life. Please note I only represent home buyers, not investors, in the Bayside and South East region of Melbourne.  

245 St Kilda Road, St Kilda

Contact – Emily Wallace


Mark Heritage – Over and Above

Mark Heritage Notes : “Buying Property at the Right Time and at Below Market Prices is fundamental to creating wealth in real estate.  Whether for Investment or your Own Home, with our guidance and support there has Never Been a Better Opportunity than we are seeing Right Now”. 

As an experienced Melbourne Buyers Agent, Mark  has seen many people let their emotions, both positively and negatively cause them to overpay or buy the wrong property.  Usually encouraged by the selling agent acting for the Owner and offering conflicted advice.

As Property markets move in cycles from Over Bought to Under Valued , it is knowing where you are in the cycle that the services of Over and Above really make a difference. Astute use of the current market conditions, particularly when there is a Dislocation In Prices, is why Buyers Agents such as Mark Heritage can achieve outstanding outcomes for well funded buyers. 

Right when the sellers are nervous and unsure of market conditions that Over and Above achieve great outcomes for clients.

Owner occupiers particularly tend to buy with their emotional mind rather than being disciplined and negotiating firmly and rationally.  

Property Investors  can also be indecisive at critical times. They want to buy a property but the fear of losing money or making the wrong decision paralyses them, resulting in no action and missing out on very good opportunities. Opportunities that don’t come along very often. 

Wherever you are in your property buying journey, Mark has a wealth of experience and works with clients to make informed decisions that is backed by research and hard data, rather than a photo on a website, or taking advice from a selling agent (who is representing the vendor). 

“When you engage me to buy a property, I am equipped with the latest comprehensive property analysis prior to purchase, using our own proprietary due diligence systems. With my support, you make informed decisions that get you into the right property at the right price. We help clients buy property that will withstand all market conditions and increase in value over time.”

What sets Marks service as a Melbourne Buyer’s Agent and Partner of Over and Above apart is his commitment to educate and empower buyers to accelerate their property portfolio’s results through proven value-add strategies. 

Give Mark a call to discover how they go Over and Above.

Contact – Mark Heritage

John Paranchi - McGrath Real Estate (Hunters Hill)

Melissa Opie – Keyhole Property Investments (Flemington) 

KPI® was founded by Melissa Opie. Since buying her first property at a very young age, she has devoted time, effort and passion towards a career which now offers her clients an opportunity to enrich their lifestyle. Her property knowledge of Melbourne is extremely diverse having personally purchased properties for her own portfolio in Albert Park, Aberfeldie, Ascot Vale, Elwood, Essendon, Flemington, Kensington, Moonee Ponds, Preston, Southbank to name a few. Melissa has the ability to assist you in any location of Melbourne and has the runs on the board to prove it!

Added to her many accomplishments Melissa is also a bestselling Author having written two books (her first book Property Rich was co authored). Log onto for more information about her latest book Find The Right Property Buy At The Right Price and to order your copy. 

Melissa, a Licensed Real Estate Agent, has worked extensively in the Melbourne property market, she has also assisted clients interstate and overseas to make informed property decisions. Her very successful sales and marketing career has spanned over 20 years. 

Melissa was appointed as a Committee Member of the REIV Buyers Agents Chapter 2006-2010 and the Chairperson for the North Western Division of the REIV 2006-2010 and re elected for 2011-2012. As a qualified trainer and keynote speaker Melissa can be seen regularly in the media and at her seminars. 

Melissa is well known throughout the community thanks to her open and honest approach in every situation. Her friendly, warm personality and high integrity makes business pleasurable which results in clients choosing KPI again and again for their real estate needs. 

275 Racecourse Road, Flemington

Contact – Melissa Opie

Wayne Vaughn - McGrath Real Estate - (Epping)

Karin Mackay – Australian Property Buyers & Boutique Property Management (Port Melbourne) 

After working for 25 years at a senior executive level, Karin Mackay entered the real estate sector with a desire to make the process of purchasing property simple for everyone. Getting her first taste of property investment at the age of 20, Karin has made her passion for property investment her career.

Equipped with keen analytical and negotiation skills, Karin thrives on achieving success for all her clients.

Karin is a fully licensed Real Estate Agent, a member of the REIV & LPMA, a founding member of the Buyer’s Agent Chapter, past Vice Chairperson of the Buyer’s Agent Chapter, a Nominee for the Telstra Business Woman Award 2005 and a finalist in the 2006 REIV/The Age “Award for Excellence in Customer Service”.

1/214 Graham St, Port Melbourne

Contact – Karin Mackay

Matthew Bourn - McConnell Bourn (Lindfield Office)

Leigh McConnon – Buyer’s Advocate (Hawthorn) 

Leigh McConnon joined Buyer’s Advocate, having been a client for 5 years building an impressive property portfolio. Leigh’s hands-on approach to his personal portfolio has given him valuable experience on what is important from a client’s perspective. Leigh became an owner of the business in 2007.

Since 2007 Leigh has become one of the most respected Buyers Advocates in Melbourne having successfully purchased 100’s of properties for clients across Melbourne.
Prior to joining Buyer’s Advocate, Leigh spent 16 years in the Financial Services Industry working for a multinational group ranked among the world’s top 20 companies. Leigh has held a variety of executive management positions with the last role as CEO in Malaysia before following his dream to build a business around property.

Leigh’s negotiation skills are second to none having successfully managed and negotiated business purchases and sales, including with foreign governments to obtain business licenses and approvals.

Leigh joined Buyer’s Advocate to combine his passion and experience with property with his significant skills in financial services & negotiations. He is also driven to share his successful property investment experience with others to help build their wealth. Leigh’s motivation, drive and commitment to find the best possible solutions for his clients is infectious and he is always looking for the best ways to be able to meet their needs.

88-90 Burwood Road, Hawthorn

Contact – Leigh McConnon​

D'Leanne Lewis - Laing + Simmons (Double Bay)

Richard Wakelin – Wakelin (Kew East) 

“Buy, hold and never sell” is Richard’s core philosophy and one that he has weaved
through the company over the past 20 years. Richard believes that investments should only be of the highest quality, with long term capital growth as the primary aim.

Richard began his career some 40 years ago as a property manager before shifting to property investment in the 1980s. After realising the potential for a buyer-based advisory firm in a market rich in seller-focused advisers or traditional estate agencies, he co-founded Wakelin Property Advisory, Victoria’s first property advisory, in 1995.

Richard has many skills, but his ability to select a quality property and to negotiate it to purchase stands out. Most notably, he achieves tremendous results for his clients through calm, respectful discussions with counter-parties in those negotiations; he eschews showmanship or the strongarming techniques that many others favour.

Integrity and expertise has made Richard a trusted source of choice by journalists over the years. He has been a regular commentator on property with countless appearances in well-known print media such as The Australian Financial Review, The AgeThe Herald SunThe Australian and various property and investment media outlets and websites such as Smart Investor, Domain, Money Magazine andAustralian Property Investor. Richard is also a co-author of the book Streets Ahead: How to Make Money from Residential Property.

772 High Street, Kew East

Contact – Richard Wakelin​