As head of the team at hockingstuart’s Preston office, Joe’s goal is to lead and manage a successful real estate agency based, he says, “on superior service and integrity.” Along with his fellow agents, he offers insightful local knowledge, from primary and high schools, to local sporting clubs and many other reaches of the community.
Friendly and outgoing, Joe’s most enviable skills lie in marketing, communication and negotiation. Sharply focused and driven to achieving the best possible results, he commits to and respects each individual sale or purchase he undertakes. “hockingstuart have built a great reputation for their dedication, passion and ethics” he says.
555 High Street,
Preston VIC 3072
After deciding to hang up his tool belt in 2011, Jesse decided to turn and focus on a career in Real Estate. Born and raised in Melbourne’s north, Jesse’s beaming personality and love for people has helped him foster a strong network of connections within the local community. With a personality built for the industry, most would describe Jesse as infectious, light hearted and reliable. His meticulous approach to understanding the ins and outs of the local market provides his clients with confidence that their most important asset is in the best possible hands.
With his finger firmly on the property market pulse, along with a natural ability to build rapport and relate to others, Jesse is what you would define as a true industry all-rounder. His focus and enthusiasm coupled with strong communication and negotiation skills has helped him consistently achieve outstanding results. In all aspects of life Jesse has had a strong desire to exceed expectations and believes in honesty and delivering on what he promises. These values have not only seen him excel within the industry but also has ensured a positive experience for those he has worked with. In his spare time Jesse enjoys the simple things in life like social gatherings with family and friends, outdoor activities and late night walks with his wife Dominique and two dogs Nala & Lucian.
489 High Street,
Preston VIC 3072
Ian Dempsey learned the importance of customer service and the art of selling from a young age. Growing up, working in his parent’s family business, he developed an early passion for sales and building relationships with his clients.
Ian began his career as an electrician, before moving into industrial electrical sales, working for some of Australia’s largest electrical suppliers for 8 years before realising his passion was in real estate.
Ian’s impeccable people skills and experience in reaching and exceeding targets makes him a valuable asset to our Sales team. He constantly strives to achieve the highest possible result for his vendors and has a desire to leave a lasting impression on his clients with his hard working and enthusiastic approach.
Having lived in Preston and Reservoir for over a decade, his strong knowledge of the local area and exceptional market insight means he can provide a personalised experience for each of his clients and help them achieve their goals.
2019/2020 – Elite Performer
2019 – Top Auction Performer – Settled Sales – No. 1
2019 – Top Salespeople – Settled Commission – No. 15
2018/2019 – Elite Performer
2017/2018 – Top 10 Salespeople – Settled Commission – No. 8
2017/2018 – Top Auction Performer – Settled Sales – No. 2
2017/2018 – Elite Performer
2017 – Rising Star – Sales – Finalist
363 High Street,
Preston VIC 3072
James Smarrelli is a Real Estate professional with over 10 years’ experience. His young and enthusiastic approach has led James in opening Tamagold Real Estate in 2013. His hard work and ongoing success continues to grow to new heights with an amazing record of achievements.
James is a fully licensed Estate Agent and a member of the REIV. His wealth of experience extends to all facets of Real estate including Property Management, Residential sales & off the plan sales.
James has focused on project marketing where he has made a name for himself. Developers of all sizes come to James to prepare feasibility studies and extensive marketing campaigns that help developers meet there target sales in the quickest time possible.
52-54 Rathdowne St,
Carlton VIC 3053
Scott is a very dedicated and enthusiastic sales consultant, with proven negotiating skills and excellent understanding of his clients needs. He makes buying or selling real estate a memorable and happy experience, with 20 rewarding years selling properties within the Diamond Valley.
His prior experience as a landscape designer & gardener for a large company and then running his own business for many years ensures he has a wealth of knowledge to offer his clients.
His family has been residing in Watsonia for over 50 years, attending local schools, representing local sporting clubs & selling real estate in the same area where he has grown up.
Family values are very important to Scott, who together with his beautiful wife Tanya juggles a busy lifestyle to spend quality time together with their gorgeous sons Jai and Nate. Scott’s main aim is to assist his clients in every way to help them achieve their goals & the desired end result.
104 Grimshaw Street,
Greensborough VIC 3088
Having commenced in Real Estate in 1997, Paul Castello has a huge amount of experience and knowledge in all facets of real estate. He has always provided his clients with first class customer service and his simple, yet effective philosophy of being ‘honest at all times’.
He knows that has been the secret to his long-standing and continued success. Paul was born locally and still lives “just around the corner” with his wife and 2 children. Paul’s passion for the neighbourhood is clear when you talk to him. “This area has changed so much over the past couple of decades – it has just become so easy to live here,” says, Paul. “There is nothing the area lacks”. “You don’t have to go too far to find what you need”. “I love living here and I know it will keep on getting better”. As the proud owner of OBrien Preston Reservoir, Paul is extremely excited about being able to combine his simple philosophy of honesty, quality customer service & passion for the area along with the industry-leading & innovative technology the OBrien group offers to ensure his past, present and future clients exceed their real estate goals and objectives.
647 High Street,
Preston VIC 3072
As a real estate agent Jeevan brings his passion and attention to detail to help sellers get the most value for their home and to help buyers in a highly-focused search for their new home. His warm personality and youthful energy, combined with his desire for success, has resulted in him becoming a successful agent in the industry.
Jeevan “listens” to his clients’ needs and known for exceptional client service, great marketing techniques, personal touches, 24/7 availability, and as a skilled negotiator with the client’s best interest. Jeevan believes strongly that is not only his duty to represent the clients to the best of his ability, but also to educate them throughout every step of the process armed with valuable information and market insight: so that his clients make the best decisions possible.
In his time off, Jeevan enjoys watching the beloved Carlton Blues play, spending time with family and friends, continuing fitness regime and playing cricket.
11/326 Settlement Rd,
Thomastown VIC 3074
As Partner and Auctioneer of McGrath’s Northcote office, Luke Brizzi is a real estate professional of rare calibre who strives to work at the highest ethical standards at all times. He has over ten years of experience in the industry, and has set several suburb records and won many awards for auctioneering during his accomplished career. Specialising in and around Northcote, Thornbury, Fairfield and Alphington, he loves the diverse demographic, ever changing landscape and vibrant buzz that the north has to offer.
Luke is able to build rapport quickly, establishing long-term relationships built on mutual trust and respect. Genuine and honest, he believes in clear, open and transparent communication, providing expert advice to help clients achieve their dream price or property. As a Northcote resident himself, Luke is a focused, no nonsense and dedicated professional who delivers what he promises, going above and beyond to ensure complete satisfaction and exceeding expectations.
318-320 High Street,
Northcote VIC 3070
Not only is Simon a much sought after inner city Auctioneer with twenty years of experience in the industry. Simon’s approach to real estate is one where long term relationships with clients are the focus. Simon’s energy and openness combined with excellent skills and a dedicated work ethic set him apart from other agents; it’s no surprise he enjoys a high rate of repeat and referral business.
Simon has sold hundreds of properties under the hammer and has competed in various auction competitions. His expertise with a gavel has him in high demand for charity galas for organisations including The Press Club Group, the Fred Hollows and Asthma Foundations; along with not-for-profits such as The Song Room, which deliver music and arts programs to disadvantaged children. He is also involved with local fundraising activity for Collingwood College and has ties to his old high school, Trinity Grammar.
As a local resident, Simon enjoys the wide choice of restaurants, cafes and bars on offer.
189 Johnston St
Fitzroy VIC 3065
Michael’s meticulous approach and exceptional communication skills are what has set him apart.
Michael’s energy is contagious, he gives 110% and expects the best possible outcome. This translates into an uncompromising drive to exceed client expectations time after time after time. With over a decade of local real estate experience, Michael has made a discernible impact in the industry, specialising in residential homes, subdivisions, renovations, developments and property investment just to name a few.
Keen attention to detail and a strong sense of empathy are two of Michael’s key assets (although his touch typing skills are pretty impressive too). He is a seasoned auctioneer and his character and approach-ability cut through to what matters most a happy clients and great results. In his downtime Michael likes to cook up a storm, spending time with his young family and friends.
A family man through and through, Michael also enjoys playing the guitar and is a die-hard supporter and member of the St Kilda Football Club. With Michael’s expert knowledge, practical advice and unwavering dedication to exceeding your desired outcomes, you can rest assured, you’re in the most professional hands.
Finalist 2015 REIV Non Principal Salesperson
Finalist 2014 REIV Senior Auctioneer Finalist
554 Whitehorse Road,
Mitcham VIC 3132