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 30 years experience he is without question the most knowledgeable and experienced person in the real estate industry in the southern part of the 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 13th year here as a senior property sales consultant Belinda is one of the most experienced 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 has rapidly establishing himself. He now holds the title of Agent of the Year 2018 Dalmeny in the Rate My Agent Awards.
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.
Vanessa brought a wealth of life experience to our office when she joined us in March 2018. With a long history devoted to customer service as both a chef and ski instructor in Europe while here on the South Coast she has managed an accountancy firm and was also receptionist at a very busy doctor's surgery. Her people skills and management experience are a welcome additional to our business.
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.