Dale Whitford | Director
Dale started his real estate career in 1989 at Neil G Anderson in Essendon. After a whirlwind six months as a sales person he was offered the Sales Manager role and soon after he purchased the company with a partner. Seven years later, Dale sold his share of the business and worked for leading bayside agencies before taking up ownership of Wilson Pride Albert Park.
Having gained extensive experience in project marketing and development as Sales Manager at Central Equity and then as a Partner for another large Melbourne development company, Dale decided to relocate to Lorne for a sea change. As a Partner at Lorne Real Estate, Dale enjoyed a great lifestyle. There was an amazing mix of busy peak times and great surf in a buoyant market.
Searching for a larger marketplace (not too far from the surf), he moved to Geelong and was CEO for two large operations which motivated him to set up Whitford Property; an independent, boutique real estate company focusing on superior, personal customer service in the Geelong area.
Dale’s expertise as a negotiator, auctioneer and in project marketing property has seen his client base follow him since his early days in Melbourne. Known for his integrity and commitment he will work tirelessly to ensure you always get the right information to help secure the best result possible.
John Moran | Director
John Moran was raised in Geelong and continues to maintain his relationship with St Joseph’s College where he was a student and his connections with St Joseph's Football Club.
John was first attracted to real estate while on an overseas working holiday. He enjoyed the industry which allowed him to meet a vast variety of people and build client relationships, while utilising his friendly and likeable personality.
John's strong personal and negotiation skills together with his ability to assist both vendors and buyers in obtaining their required results, means choosing John as your agent will ensure an enjoyable and stress-free experience.
After five years in real estate, John joined the Whitford team as he was attracted to the boutique agency which prides itself on exceptional customer service. He has a wealth of local knowledge and is a committed member of the Geelong community.
John provides his clients with youthful exuberance coupled with proven real estate results and experience in the Geelong area.
Heidi Trempel | Sales Agent
Heidi's success in real estate has resulted from exceptional customer service and a commitment to achieving the best results for each and every client.
Her willingness to listen carefully to her clients ensures that she is able to deliver a fresh and innovative marketing campaign that is strategically tailored to achieve outstanding results, every time.
Heidi's approach to real estate is one that involves honesty and transparency. She believes in providing her clients with a professional and personalised service. Fundamental to Heidi's success is the priority that she gives to building professional relationships with her clients. Heidi is tireless in spending time with her clients to clearly establish, and understand, their particular needs before setting about providing the absolute best of service. Heidi places enormous importance on then guiding her clients carefully through each stage of the sale process so that they are well informed, empowered and in control. She is extremely organised and committed to presenting appropriate campaigns aimed at capturing the very best results for your property.
Heidi has a genuine interest and passion for real estate. She provides sound and knowledgeable advice on the presentation of your property with strategically designed marketing campaigns, because she understands that the end result is defined by a combination of equally important components.
Heidi is fresh, friendly and personable, and quickly wins the confidence and professional respect of all her clients – both sellers and buyers. Her strong relationships with her clients are based on mutual respect and professional integrity that helps make the process of selling or buying your home in the Geelong area safe, successful and stress-free.
Tony Young | Sales Agent
Tony Young commenced his real estate career in 1988 and after 17 years of working in Adelaide for quality boutique agencies including the innovative Toop and Toop Real Estate and leading agents of Australia agency, Jock Gilbert, Tony moved to Geelong with his family in 2006.
For the last seven years, Tony has had the pleasure of working as an active Sales Agent and Auctioneer for highly respected and independent boutique agency, Robert Creece Real Estate. We are delighted that Tony has now joined our highly experienced team at Whitford Property where he continues to provide the highest level of customer service to his and our clients.
Tony is a solid all rounder in real estate with extensive knowledge of the overall Geelong real estate market and our area of influence in particular. His vast experience has taught him that every sale is unique and every client has their own requirements.
Tony is happy to provide advice in regard to any real estate matter including building or renovation and development from concept planning through to construction, marketing and selling and is particularly adept at dealing with the requirements of estate finalisation and providing sound executor advice.
Peter Fort | Sales Agent
A professional operator, trained auctioneer and accomplished negotiator, Peter started his real estate career in Camberwell in 1996 and soon became a key player in the Stonnington and Boroondara property market before moving to Geelong. His naturally competitive spirit maintains his position as an energetic, hardworking and determined real estate agent. Peter is totally committed to ensuring an exceptional customer experience for each and every client.
Formidable industry knowledge supplements his irrepressibly positive approach, diligence and commitment to providing his clients with best results on every possible occasion. Peter draws huge satisfaction from being involved in some of the happiest and most exciting life-moments with his clients; his consistent focus is on building relationships for the long term.
Peter’s effervescent personality drives him to stay active and socially engaged in his private life too. A Geelong resident, Peter enjoys a range of fitness activities and places the utmost importance on his family, spending as much of his free time with them as possible.
Project Development Consultant
Andre Veronie | Project Development Consultant
Andre Veronie has a background in off-plan and off-market sales and management spanning 29 years. A specialist operator with experience in major project marketing for some of Australia’s leaders in property development and construction including Asian Pacific Building Corporation, Lend Lease and Grocon.
Andre's responsibilities have included formulating and implementing sales and marketing strategies for some of Melbourne’s most iconic buildings including QVI, Eureka Tower and Dock 5 at Victoria Harbour, including strategies to minimise sales cancellations, managing the daily processes of the project sales team and cultivating a portfolio of repeat purchasers who will become advocates for the developer. He has delivered sales results at the highest level in the toughest markets while promoting a customer first culture.
Andre has specialist skills in off-plan sales, marketing projects with great diversity and complexity requiring a rethink of the rote application of sales techniques. Having also developed his own projects, he understands firsthand the pressures faced by developers and need to satisfy banks and stakeholders.
He is now permanently based in Geelong and is keen to discuss your next property development project, from a dual occupancy or multi-townhouse development to a high-rise tower, you will benefit from Andre’s years of experience at the highest level. Feel free to call anytime for a confidential conversation.
Lauren Hunt | Property Manager
A passionate property manager with eight years of real estate experience in Werribee and Geelong, Lauren brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise along with outstanding customer service to Whitford Newtown's property management team.
Relationship building is one of Lauren's finest qualities. Lauren approaches all tasks with a “can do” attitude and is committed to going above and beyond in every aspect of her role. Lauren is dedicated, approachable, honest and hardworking. Highly motivated with a positive outlook and attitude, coupled with the skills and diligence necessary to manage your valuable asset, your property is in capable and caring hands with Lauren. With her drive for success and attention to detail, she is a valuable asset to the Whitford team.
Suzi Gudasic | Property Manager
Suzi loves dealing with people and after 20 years of administration and customer service, decided it was time for a change. Six years ago Suzi ventured into real estate and has never looked back.
Born and bred in Geelong, Suzi's love for real estate shows through her day-to-day management of rental properties ensuring that everything operates smoothly and all boxes are ticked. Suzi is highly motivated, hardworking and only strives for the best results, which is reflected in her solid client relationships whereby she ensures their properties are in good hands.
Alanna Weight | Property Manager
Alanna has been working in the real estate industry for nearly three years and has realised her passion for helping people find their perfect rental home. She enjoys interacting with the public and meeting new people on a daily basis, as well as communicating with landlords and prospective tenants.
Amy Jaques | Leasing Consultant
With a degree in Psychology and her knowledge of her home town Geelong, people-orientated Amy prides herself on exceptional customer service and her down-to-earth approach.
Her high level of organisation and love for real estate is paramount in contributing to her high level of service and willingness to help people find their ideal property.
PA to Dale Whitford
Annelise Grundell | PA to Dale Whitford
Annelise’s personable approach and collaborative nature make her a perfect fit for Whitford and natural-born team player. With a Bachelor of Arts (Film and Literature) and a Diploma in Professional Writing and Editing, Annelise prides herself on her attention to detail and her diligent attitude and desire to learn are key attributes she brings to Whitford.
Living locally in Geelong West and having grown up in Geelong has enabled Annelise to develop a strong passion and understanding for the surrounding area in which she is now building her new career.
Sandy Turner |
Sandy comes to Whitford with a fantastic skill set and over 10 years’ experience in the real estate industry.
Her exceptional organisational skills and attention to detail means our clients our well-serviced in a timely and accurate manner. A team player who always goes above and beyond to get the job done, Sandy takes on roles outside of her normal job duties and often provides support to other departments.