Ben first commenced in Real Estate in 1988 here in the Narooma area. He completed his 3 year licensing course in the early 1990's and went on to open this office in 1999. Since that time Ben has continued to service property sellers in the area and establish the leading agency in Narooma. With 28 years experience he is without question the most knowledgeable and experienced person in the real estate industry in the southern part of Eurobodalla Shire today.
Narelle is a joint Principal of Ben Bate Real Estate and has built an entire career in Real Estate, Marketing and Tourism. She initially worked in Marketing in Sydney in the early 1980's before a move home to Narooma where she spent 10 years as a Property Manager/Office Manager in a former Real Estate office. In 1998 she took a career turn and accepted a role as the Manager of the Narooma Information Centre which she held until 2008. Since then she has been involved with the development of our business and overseen the rapid growth of our holiday and permanent rental portfolio. Her knowledge and experience of the local market backed up by her unique understanding of how tourism works on this part of the coast is unmatched.
Belinda joined our office in 2005 following a move from Forbes in country NSW. She had a strong desire to make a career out of real estate and we were fortunate to have her join us just months after the birth of her first child. She brought a strong work ethic along with a genuine warmth and has managed to establish herself in the area as a very successful sales person. Her repeat clients are testament to the respect level she has personally created. Now in her 12th year here Belinda is one of the most experienced property agents in the area.
Aiden joined our office in 2014 having moved to the South Coast from Sydney. Real Estate is a complete career change for Aiden having spent his early years in the music industry as both a musician himself and as a music teacher. Aiden's drive and enthusiasm to meet people has seen him take to the industry really well and he is rapidly establishing himself following an extensive period of study and training.
Amity joined our office this year after deciding to return home to Narooma with her family from Sydney. She holds a degree in Communication specializing in Public Relations and has spent the last 13 years working for some major corporations including 6 years with Goldman Sachs Australia. Her experience has brought a new perspective to our office.
Maree is our most recent edition to the team having joined us in July 2017 after a successful past 8 years as the General Manager of two Holiday Resort complex's here in Narooma and Merimbula. Maree has gained extensive experience within the tourism & hospitality industry providing quality client service to both owners and guests. She managed over 100 Apartments during this time. She holds a certificate IV in frontline management and real estate.
A member of our team since 2004 Jenny bought a wealth of customer service experience to the office when she joined. A background in hospitality and success in the restaurant industry has seen Jenny bring an extra smile and level of enthusiasm to dealing with people. If you are fortunate enough to book a holiday or make a sales enquiry and Jenny assists you will know why so many of our customers rave about her.