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Harcourts North Geelong

North Geelong Real Estate Pty Ltd

127 Separation St
North Geelong

Meet the Harcourts North Geelong Team

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About Harcourts North Geelong

At Harcourts North Geelong we are a local family business and a company built on family values, honesty, results and service. Combine our local knowledge and industry expertise with the global and national resources that Harcourts International offer and the result is an agency that aims to deliver superior real estate solutions every single time.
Our agency has over 80 years combined experience in sales and a wealth of local knowledge, first making our mark in the northern suburbs of Geelong in 1991 as North Geelong Real Estate.
Whilst the proud legacy of Harcourts goes back to humble beginnings in 1888, we are now the fastest-growing real estate group in Australasia and our total focus is not only firmly on the present, but also on the future.
Harcourts are constantly asking how we can improve our systems, how we can offer our clients even higher levels of personal and professional service, and how we can train and equip our people to achieve the best possible results.
That's what clearly sets Harcourts apart in the real estate industry.

Harcourts training for property consultants, managers and business owners is recognised as the best available anywhere in the industry, ensuring Harcourts people are the most professional and skilled at their craft. The consultative approach to real estate provides Harcourts clients with the best opportunity to achieve their objectives.

Today we have more than 1500 highly skilled residential, commercial, investment, business, rural and lifestyle property consultants working in more than 200 offices throughout Australasia. Our local and national information database is extensive and instantly accessible. Our website receives thousands of visitors every single day. Plus our unique high quality Bluebook is one of the most widely read property magazines.

Because Harcourts has invested in the development of cutting edge systems our property consultants have a full range of marketing, research and technological tools available to them at all times. Working within a tightly knit and highly motivated team environment, the business, customer support and on-line services which they can draw upon are impressive.

That's why Harcourts complete more than 30,000 sales contracts valued in excess of $6 billion in Australasia each year.

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  • Gareth Oakley

    Gareth Oakley

    Director / Licensed Estate Agent / Commercial Sales & Leasing

    Gareth is an experienced Commercial Real Estate Agent with a strong understanding of the local Geelong market. As a Licensed Estate Agent and Director of NAI Harcourts Geelong, Gareth’s focus is on securing strong investment outcomes for his clients. He has over 15 years’ experience in commercial and industrial property, as an investor and business owner. Still maintaining an active portfolio of commercial investments he clearly understand the needs of clients, whether these be vendors, landlords or potential tenants. Working alongside the team at Harcourts North Geelong, Gareth and his team provide the added service of a commercial property management division to its’ existing residential client base. Gareth’s intimate knowledge of commercial sales, leasing and management will ensure that your commercial property needs are met with confidence and assurance.

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  • Helena Fantela

    Helena Fantela

    Director / Licensed Estate Agent / Business Development Manager

    Helena’s introduction to real estate began when she was young; she remembers the family parked outside a house for sale while her father Mario inspected a property with prospective buyers on a Sunday afternoon. Helena was formally introduced when her father Mario Grgic purchased a closing office which they renamed North Geelong Real Estate. Helena started off part time in reception while studying at University but quickly knew where her passion lay. Realising the potential in a profitable property management department she honed her talents into building it into the large portfolio it is today. Gaining her full licence in 1995, she became a director of North Geelong Real Estate and with her brother joining her in the business in 2002, she hasn’t looked back since. Married for 17 years to Ivan Fantela and with 3 teenagers at home she is most looking forward to the support and training that Harcourts provide to keep the office highly motivated and confident in their expectation of quality service to clients.

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  • Joe Grgic

    Joe Grgic

    Director / Licensed Estate Agent / Residential Sales & Auctioneer

    Joe joined North Geelong Real Estate in 1994 in a part-time role while still at high school. He continued to work part-time while completing his Bachelor of Commerce Degree, majoring in Marketing and Management. After taking time off for a working holiday in Europe, Joe returned to join the team in a full time sales consultant role. In 2001 he completed his full Agents License and in 2002 competed in the Novice Auctioneers competition, winning the Geelong & Western Region but being piped in the Victorian State Final. In 2005 Joe became a director of North Geelong Real Estate and was integral in joining the Harcourts group. Joe is married to Rose and has three gorgeous daughters, Evie, Maia and Grace. Joe lives locally and loves to support the local community. “I love the northern suburbs of Geelong, I love real estate and with the support, training, systems, size and cutting edge technology offered by being part of the Harcourts team, I believe I will be able to service and achieve a greater result for my clients. I would love to be your real estate agent. Feel free to call me when you are selling, buying, developing, renting or even if you have general real estate questions, I’d love to help.” Joe has also become a popular auctioneer for Geelong charity groups, and has actively been involved in charities such as Frocktober (raising funds and awareness of Ovarian Cancer and Women's Health and Wellbeing) and the Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal. For extra donations, he has even gone so far to wear a frock himself while auctioneering at Frocktober in 2009! Contact Joe directly on is mobile if you would like his services as an auctioneer for your charity event.

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  • Claire Hunt

    Claire Hunt

    Sales Personal Assistant

    Claire joined the team at Harcourts North Geelong as our new Sales Administration Assistant in January 2011. Being born and raised in Hamlyn Heights Claire brings more than just her local knowledge but a wealth of expertise including over a decade of customer service experience, consultation, ability to train and manage staff, her drive for excellence and her passion for great social conscience. Claire has taken on everything Harcourts stands for and their beliefs; People First, Doing the Right Thing, Being Courageous and Fun & Laughter and has become an integral part of our sales team. Implementing and enforcing systems to only improve our clients experience with Harcourts and all with an infectious enthusiasm. Having started with no real estate experience Claire has strived to learn all she can from her peers as well as under taking many courses at the Harcourts Academy and also completing her Agents Representative course in 2011, in this year she was also awarded Administrator of the Quarter for Victoria. Socially, Claire has organised our “Team Harcourts” team to participate annually in the Cancer Councils ‘Realy For Life’, which in the last 3 years we have already raised over $18,000 for this great cause. Not wanting to stop there Claire is extremely enthusiastic about stepping into an even more active role with the sales team, as a Sales Personal Assistant to in turn provide you with the best service possible.

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  • Jasmin Jurkovic

    Jasmin Jurkovic

    Sales Consultant

    Born and bred in Geelong, Jasmin has seen the region change and grow into a lifestyle choice for families. Jasmin's passion for real estate started when she purchased her first investment property at a young age. Her interest has perpetually grown over the years and she has followed the Geelong market very closely. Combining this passion for real estate, with her undeniable ability to connect with people and deliver a superior customer experience, Jasmin has finally made the move into real estate. Her warm personality and natural ability to connect with people means that her priority is always delivering the best possible outcomes. Jasmin has 20 years of experience in customer service. You may know her face from St John of God or more recently at Australian Skin Face Body. As a mother of 4, Jasmin understands the absolute importance of home and family. She has also played an active role in the local community, and we are thrilled to have her on the Harcourts North Geelong team!

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  • Kirby Edwards

    Kirby Edwards

    Sales Administration Assistant

    Kirby joins the Harcourts North Geelong team after relocating from Portland where she had been working in Real Estate in a similar role. Kirby not only brings her professional experience and knowledge, but an absolutely delightful manner that has enriched our team and client experience. Proficient, conscientious and always willing to lend a hand, Kirby is an absolute asset to the Harcourts North Geelong team. Outside of work, Kirby is family orientated, has a love for animals and a passion for the great outdoors.

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  • Mario Grgic

    Mario Grgic

    Sales Manager

    Mario began his career in real estate 41 years ago. After numerous business accolades over the 45 years working in the industry, Mario had the opportunity to open his own office in 1991. The office is currently 19 strong with 5 sales consultants, 5 property managers and 9 dedicated support staff. Family links are strong with daughter Helena Fantela becoming a director in 1995 and son Joe Grgic becoming a director in 2005. Mario’s community spirit has always been strong as he served 9 years of the local Shire (Corio Shire) as a councilor. He even served one year as the President of Corio Shire, the largest council pre-amalgation of the Geelong councils. Mario’s community service work though is never complete having offered his services as a Justice of the Peace for the last 25 years, fulfilling many of its duties in his daily work. Mario also assists many not-for-profit Commitees and Boards. With Mario’s hard working ethos and his non compromising values of integrity, he has definitely set the standard with his fellow colleagues and staff: Delivering only the highest standard of customer service in a straight forward manner.

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  • Nick De Stefano

    Nick De Stefano

    Senior Sales Consultant

    Nick De Stefano has crafted his reputation on an ability to produce exceptional results. Self-motivated with a desire to succeed, Nick honed his skills in an owner-operator retail franchise. His wealth of experience in sales, marketing and customer service translated perfectly into a career in real estate. Growing up in Geelong West, Nick boasts an impressive knowledge of the local area and surrounds, including a comprehensive knowledge of property subdivision and development. Proof of his passion lies in his renown for delivering outstanding service to his clients and helping them maximise their property value and growth potential: ‘We were thrilled with Nick’s proactive approach to selling our home. We didn’t believe it was possible, but he got us top dollar! Nick exceeded our every expectation and understood that we weren’t just parting with bricks and mortar, but a lifetime of memories that went with it’. To this, Nick modestly responds: ‘To know that my clients are satisfied with my results only reinforces that property truly is my calling.’ With his specialised skill set and a commitment to tailoring professional and personalised services to each of his clients, Nick upholds the highest standard of integrity. His expertise, professionalism and determination set Nick apart as an industry standout with loyal clients who vow to use his services time and again.

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  • Shane King

    Shane King

    Sales Consultant

    Shane has over 15 years of success in sales, marketing and business experience gained while managing a publishing and advertising company. With a passion for real estate that has grown from his involvement in investment and real estate transactions from a young age, the decision to pursue a career in real estate was a perfect opportunity to combine his sales and marketing experience with his passion for real estate. "Helping people find their dream home or achieve their financial goals is a huge privilege and responsibility and deserves to be treated accordingly, it's all about the clients needs" says Shane. Shane is a highly effective negotiator with an outstanding skill set in sales and communication. With an enviable attitude and a thirst for everything real estate coupled with a desire to obtain the best outcome possible for his clients ensures a dedicated, enthusiastic and professional approach. In his spare time Shane enjoys travelling, snowboarding, gardening, cooking and spending time with family.

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  • Steve Bereza

    Steve Bereza

    Commercial Agent - Sales & Leasing

    Steve is an experienced agent, and knows the northern suburbs of Geelong well, having lived in the area all his life. He prides himself on developing enduring relationships with his clients, and knows that this is achieved by open and honest communication, and by providing relevant Commercial property advice Put simply, Steve’s philosophy is to achieve the strongest investment outcome for your commercial property in an environment where you feel completely comfortable. In managing his own properties, Steve understands the risks associated with investing in real estate.

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  • Hayley Hodgson

    Hayley Hodgson

    Property Manager

    Hayley made the move into Real Estate after working in the property valuation industry as an administration assistant and previously in a digital marketing role. Hayley's attention to detail, efficiency, strong work ethic and her natural ability to engage with people positively, saw her move from an Assistant Property Manager to a Property Manager role in only a short time. Outside of work, Hayley loves to travel and she is an avid netball player. Hayley gives back generously to her netball club, North Shore by volunteering her time, aswell as coaching and umpiring. It’s no wonder she has taken out the “Best Club Person” award two years in a row now!

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  • Jesse Seipolt

    Jesse Seipolt

    Assistant Property Manager

    Born and raised in hospitality venues throughout Geelong, Jesse Seipolt joins the Harcourts North Geelong team with a passion for people and a genuine desire to deliver superior client experiences. With a knack for resolving issues, the role of assistant property manager was a natural fit for Jesse who has been eager to begin a career in real estate. Success in his most recent role in retail was undoubtedly a result of Jesse’s commitment and his natural ability to connect with people. Jesse’s strong work ethic, attention to detail and friendly persona bring strength and support to our award winning property management team, and we are thrilled to have him on board!

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  • Kerry Reilly

    Kerry Reilly

    Assistant Property Manager

    With a recent introduction to the world of Property Management, Kerry joins the Harcourts North Geelong team with a vision, commitment and the aptitude to build a successful career in real estate. Experience in the role of leasing has enabled Kerry to develop a skillset and focus on what is necessary to deliver superior outcomes for our clients and tenants. Professional, proficient and positive in nature, Kerry is a valuable addition to the Harcourts Property Management team. Originally working in the veterinary industry, Kerry has a passion for animals, which continues into her spare time with her love for horse riding.

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  • Kristina Ukiqi

    Kristina Ukiqi

    Property Manager (Currently on Maternity Leave)

    Kristina commenced her career in real estate with Harcourts North Geelong (formally known as North Geelong Real Estate) over 8 years ago and hasn’t looked back since. As a Senior Property Manager, Kristina strives to achieve the best results for her clients and their investment properties. Within her first 12 months in real estate, Kristina was awarded with the REIV Young Achiever of the Year- Geelong Division, for her efforts across Property Management. As a Senior Property Manager, Kristina's strengths are building confidence with her clients and communicating effectively to ensure she performs efficiently in her everyday duties. Kristina is a bright and enthusiastic team member, who is extremely skilled and has an admirable work ethic. Her reliability reflects from her hardworking nature and this leads to outstanding results. Specialising in Geelong’s local property market, Kristina prides herself on being a local herself- this is a driving force when meeting clients expectations through exceptional local and industry knowledge. Kristina enjoys her work/life balance by spending time with loved ones, leisure activities and enjoying the finer things in life.

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  • Lana Valenti

    Lana Valenti

    Leasing Consultant

    Lana joins the Harcourts North Geelong family after many years operating another iconic local family business. Lana is solution focused, highly organised and is a skilled communicator. With a passion for both personal and professional development and focus on life and leadership skills, Lana is a much welcomed addition to the Harcourts team. With Lana's easy going persona, her efficiency and careful attention to detail, she offers support and strength to our award winning property management team. We have absolute confidence in Lana’s ability to deliver superior results and service to our clients and our community.

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  • Skye Bausch

    Skye Bausch

    Property Manager

    Skye commenced her career in the real estate industry in 2011 and her determination and positive attitude “that nothing is too much trouble and anything is possible” has enabled Skye to find both success and personal satisfaction in her role. Skye enjoys the fast pace of real estate and that no two days are ever the same in Property Management. Being a part of a professional and positive team is very important to Skye and she likes being “surrounded by good people”. Skye also believes that clients benefit enormously from the combined forces of experience, expertise and local knowledge that our team offers. When she’s not at work, Skye enjoys spending time with her loved ones, fishing and learning new things. Harcourts North Geelong is proud and privileged to have Skye on board as a Property Manager.

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  • Stephanie Fantela

    Stephanie Fantela

    Property Manager

    Stephanie is proudly Geelong born and bred and resides locally in the Northern Suburbs. Stephanie spent 20 years at the State/CBA Bank, so her financial insight and organisational skills have given her a firm foundation for a role in real estate and in assisting our sales team. Stephanie is a cake making extraordinaire and her exquisite treats are highly sought after in and outside of the office. Stephanie has worked at the old Corio Cinema, a deli, a hospital kitchen and catering business. Her cooking skills are only matched by her people skills- a delightful person to be around. Having three teenage children, Stephanie does not have too much time to spare, but when she can she enjoys reading, movies & travelling.

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  • Veronika Sesar

    Veronika Sesar

    Property Manager (Currently on Maternity Leave)

    Veronika began her Real Estate career at Harcourts North Geelong as an Assistant Property Manager after many years of experience in retail and customer service. Veronika has already proven to be invaluable in this business, as she is meticulous, thorough and delightful with clients and the Harcourts team alike. Going from strength to strength Veronika has now advanced to a Property Manager role, where her professional strengths and personal skills are raising the bar in Property Management operations. We have absolute confidence Veronika will exceed your expectations and deliver on all your Property Management needs. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling and trying new things.

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  • Carolyn Boswell

    Carolyn Boswell

    Reception / Administration

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  • Fiona Van Dyke

    Fiona Van Dyke

    Receptionist

    Fiona joined the Harcourts North Geelong Team in February 2014 as a receptionist. With a background in hairdressing, Fiona brings with her a focus on excellent customer service, an evident hard working ethic and exceptional attention to detail. In the short time that Fiona has been at Harcourts, her delightful manner, remarkable talent and that smile are all an absolute asset to our business and our clients. Outside of work, Fiona is kept very busy with her young family.

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  • Haley Rapp

    Haley Rapp

    Commercial Administrative Assistant

    Haley is an experienced administrative support person to the Commercial team. Whilst a large part of her role encompasses preparing the marketing of properties for sale or lease, Haley’s background in administration makes her an invaluable member of the commercial team. Haley is also a qualified Agents Representative.

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  • Marie Grgic

    Marie Grgic

    Administration

    Marie Grgic has played an instrumental role in the success of North Geelong Real Estate and where it stands today as Harcourts North Geelong. Marie, who began her career as a nurse in New Zealand, began working at the agency at its conception in 1991. Her talents extend from reception duties to bookwork and she is also a qualified Agent’s Representative. Married to Business Manager, Mario for 43 years, her support and easy going nature have been invaluable to the business. You know what they say, behind every great man, there has to be a great woman! Marie’s passions include babysitting her five grandchildren and her beloved New Zealand.

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  • Rose Grgic

    Rose Grgic

    Business Operations

    With over 10 years of Business Management experience, most prominently in Human Resources, People Management and Workplace Training & Assessment, Rose has been able to apply these skills at Harcourts North Geelong with the business exponentially expanding of late. Being the wife of Director Joe Grgic, Rose is passionate about Harcourts North Geelong, but not more than their 3 gorgeous girls Evie, Maia & Gigi.

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  • Steph Fantela

    Steph Fantela

    Receptionist

    With Steph joining our team in late 2015, we proudly celebrated Harcourts North Geelong becoming a third generation family business. Being the daughter of Director, Helena Fantela, and Senior Sales Consultant, Ivan Fantela, the world of real estate is a familiar one for Steph. Currently studying at Deakin University, Steph is helping out on Reception and keeping the family tradition alive.

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