About Us

Meet our team of Vendor Advocates

Company Directors

Julie DeBondt-Barker - Founding Director, Vendors Advocate

Julie DeBondt-Barker

Founding Director, Vendors Advocate

After enjoying 10 successful years at selling Real Estate, Julie fully understands how to “play the game” when selling your home or property. Julie has a keen understanding and insider knowledge, that can only be obtained by having had years of experience of selling Real Estate. Leading from the front, this is also the standard that she has set for her Team. Julie has an acute understanding of all of the different variables and options available when selling. This, combined with a passion for negotiation and getting the Seller the absolute best result, means a stress free sales process for her clients. Committed to the Real Estate industry being one of transparency, integrity and honesty, Julie will work with the Agents to achieve this outcome, but always be working for you.

Julie is also the Founding Director of Melbourne Buyer Agents, Buyers Home Base. Buyers Home Base provide a flat fee buyers advocacy service for persons looking to buy a new house or investment property.

When Julie is not hard at work running Property Home Base or helping you find your ideal property, you will find her travelling with her husband to visit her children and grandchildren, playing with their dog Jazzy, or enjoying good food, wine and music with friends.


Alan Barker - Managing Director

Alan Barker

Managing Director

Alan has worked for over 20 years in Executive, Senior Management and Consulting roles with both local and global enterprises. He now brings this wealth of knowledge, and management expertise to Property Home Base. Alan manages all of our systems, tools and processes that support the Advocates in delivering the best possible service to our clients. Keeping up with developments, maintenance, changes in technology, legislative changes, client requirements and our commitment to continued growth…. is what keeps Alan busy.

Alan is also the Managing Director of Melbourne Buyer Agents, Buyers Home Base. Buyers Home Base provide a flat fee buyers advocacy service for persons looking to buy a new house or investment property.

When Alan is not working on the continual development of Property Home Base, you will find him at the footy, working on his property or with a glass of wine in his hand.


Meet Our Team


Mal Bartrop - Vendor Advocate

Mal Bartrop

Vendor Advocate

Mal’s passion for property began growing up in an environment where property development was the family business. Besides her passion, Mal brings over 15 years of real estate sales experience and a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of property sales. Having Mal on your side to project manage the entire selling process will ensure that you have a great result and less stress. Whether you are selling your family home, an investment property, OTP or completed new projects, her knowledge and professional approach will certainly reduce your stress levels. You are in good hands with Mal.

When Mal is not hard at work helping you get a great result with the sale of your property, you will find her camping, traveling, cooking up a storm or playing with her grandchildren.


Jo-Anne Davies - Vendor Advocate, Licenced Agent

Jo-Anne Davies

Vendor Advocate, Licenced Agent

Being an experienced Bayside Real Estate Agent and also a Licensed Agent, Jo-Anne is well regarded in the industry. She is passionate about helping people traverse the stressful period of selling their home or property for the best possible price. With her calm and focused approach, she reduces the stress for you along the way. Her negotiation skills and consultative style, means she has developed good relationships with Agents and key industry people. With Jo-Anne on your side, you can relax knowing that you will achieve the best possible result with your sale.

When Jo-Anne is not hard at work helping you get a great result with the sale of your property, you will find her at one of the many Bayside area restaurants, socialising with friends.


Mark Kenny - Vendors Advocate

Mark Kenny

Vendors Advocate

Mark has over 15 years of experience in the residential, industrial and commercial property markets. This high level of experience combined with Marks personal integrity and empathy makes him a perfect partner to oversee and advise you on the sale of your home or property.

He understands that selling a property is a big decision and his negotiation skills will ensure that your buyer pays their very best price. Offering independent advice in this changeable market will minimise your stress levels and save you thousands of dollars. Constant communication, with updates and independent advice, will allow you to make well informed decisions throughout the entire selling process.

When Mark is not helping his clients sell their property, you will find him at the gym, jogging(slowly), spending time with his wife and 2 sets of twins or watching the Sabres basketball, Saints or Wallabies.


Fiona Olin - Vendors Advocate, Fully Licensed Agent

Fiona Olin

Vendors Advocate, Fully Licenced Agent

Besides her successful career in Real Estate serving the greater Geelong area, Fiona has come to us with a wide range of skill sets and knowledge base making her an unbiased professional that you would want on your side whether you are buying or selling your home or property. She has worked in sales from Melbourne to London (and back again), giving her a depth of knowledge and experience when it comes to your Real Estate negotiations. Besides having recently completed her Diploma in Business, Fiona also has a passion for both people and property. Having worked in the Aged Care Industry she also brings a great compassion for the people in this period of their lives. Having been both a buyer and a seller herself, she has project managed the development of her own investment property so she really understands how stressful the process can be.

Fiona is a member of the Geelong Yacht Club, is part of the Executive Committee of BPW (Business Professional Women) in Geelong where she has mentored students and is a member of the Historical Society. Fiona takes a genuine interest in people and in her community.

When Fiona is not working as your Advocate, you will find her at one of the local Geelong waterfront restaurants with friends or family, or walking along the beautiful beaches on the Bellarine Peninsula.


Jeff McCann - Buyers Advocate

Jeff McCann

Property Vendors Advocate

Jeff comes to us with a wealth of sales experience. He has worked in residential real estate, property management and also the ITC sector. He is a strong negotiator and has a knack for achieving the best possible outcomes for his clients using consultative techniques. He has a genuine and proven passion for property and is excited by the prospect of helping to be opening up our services to a wider audience in the greater Bendigo area and Northern regions.

Originally from Ireland, Jeff moved here 7 years ago when he met his wife, a Shepparton native, and they now have two little Aussies!

When not working for his clients, you can find Jeff playing his bass guitar, pursuing his interest in amateur photography or spending time with his family.


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