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VIC State Representative

Leigh McConnon
Managing DIrector Buyer's Advocate

Leigh McConnon joined Buyer’s Advocate, having been a client for 5 years building an impressive property portfolio. Leigh’s hands-on approach to his personal portfolio has given him valuable experience on what is important from a client’s perspective. Leigh became an owner of the business in 2007.

Since 2007 Leigh has become one of the most respected Buyers Advocates in Melbourne having successfully purchased 100’s of properties for clients across Melbourne. Prior to joining Buyer’s Advocate, Leigh spent 16 years in the Financial Services Industry working for a multinational group ranked among the world’s top 20 companies. Leigh has held a variety of executive management positions with the last role as CEO in Malaysia before following his dream to build a business around property.

Leigh’s negotiation skills are second to none having successfully managed and negotiated business purchases and sales, including with foreign governments to obtain business licenses and approvals.

Leigh joined Buyer’s Advocate to combine his passion and experience with property with his significant skills in financial services & negotiations. He is also driven to share his successful property investment experience with others to help build their wealth. Leigh’s motivation, drive and commitment to find the best possible solutions for his clients is infectious and he is always looking for the best ways to be able to meet their needs.

leigh@buyersadvocate.com.au

0448 394 151

NSW State Representative

Shelley Horton
Founder & Director Albion Avenue

With a 20-year career honing her skills in every aspect of the residential property industry, Shelley Horton has fine-tuned her instincts on what drives the property market and is adept at knowing what makes a property worth buying and how to get the best deal. 

After she gained a Bachelor of Business degree majoring in Land Economics, Shelley started her professional career as a specialist residential property valuer. She later moved into international mortgage insurance and demanding corporate property roles, overseeing the sale of a portfolio of residential properties across Australia and New Zealand.

As the founder and director of Albion Avenue these days she helps busy professionals, industry leaders and company owners and executives to buy and invest wisely in property.

Shelley is an expert negotiator who has sharpened her skills learning alongside some of the world’s elite agents at the Real Estate Board of New York. She is also a regular finalist in the Buyers Agent category of the Real Estate Institute of NSW (REINSW) Awards for Excellence, an accolade awarded by her industry peers. 

With her unique valuation, real estate and residential mortgage industry experience Shelley also consults to some of Australia’s leading banking and financial services institutions, mortgage valuation companies and real estate technology start-ups. 

Shelley is passionate about professional standards and ethics in real estate. As a Buyers’ Agent Chapter committee member of the REINSW, she is dedicated to maintaining minimum professional standards, lobbying important industry initiatives and providing buyers agent members with practical information and tools to operate effectively in their field.

shelley@albionavenue.com.au

0403 319 266

ACT State Representative

Claire Corby
Principal, Capital Buyers Agency

Claire’s skills and experience give buyers in the Canberra market the edge to find their dream home at their best price. With a background in property investing and accountancy, Claire approaches each transaction based on solid research.

A born and bred third generation Canberran, Claire knows how important local knowledge is when it comes to the property hunt. She has been buying and negotiating property in Canberra for over a decade and loves helping buyers find the best property, saving them time, stress and money. 

claire@capitalbuyersagency.com.au

0403 155 286

QLD State Representative

Scott McGeever
Director, PS Property Advisory

With a career spanning four decades in the industry, Scott has made it his personal business to remain current and has welcomed many leadership roles in the industry. One of the first to offer a buyer’s agency service in Australia, Scott co-founded the Real Estate Buyers Agents Association of Australia (REBAA) in 2006 and has sat on the executive in varying roles including President, Vice President and Queensland State Representative. In these positions he has been active in promoting public awareness about the role of buyers’ agents while also lobbying government about tightening consumer protection laws and regulation of the industry.

His business PS Property Advisory has been providing independent advice to home buyers and investors in South East Queensland since 1998.

Scott has been a specialist in valuation, development feasibility and leasing since 1988. He is a Certified Practicing Valuer (Queensland, New South Wales) and holds a Graduate Diploma Project Management (QUT) and a Diploma of Business Real Estate Valuation (UQ).

scott@pspropertyadvisory.com.au

0418 971 800

SA State Representative

Katherine Skinner
SA Director, National Property Buyers

Katherine Skinner began her career in property 15 years ago in Melbourne working in property research and investment management within a well-known buyer advocacy firm.

Returning to her home town of Adelaide in 2009, Katherine quickly established a reputation as an exceptionally thorough and diligent practitioner, providing outstanding customer service coupled with a calm and positive attitude while working with some of Adelaide’s most highly regarded agencies.

Katherine joined National Property Buyers with a unique combination of experience as a buyer’s agent and in investment management, which complements her client base day after day. She has been able to provide exceptional guidance to her clients to find the best properties and expertise on achieving the best management results. Katherine’s understanding of the different requirements of each stage of the property process ensures her clients have the confidence they are receiving the very best advice.

Katherine is extremely passionate about pairing clients with their perfect property. Whether that be high-performance investment properties which she can then oversee throughout management of the investment, or sourcing a forever home.

Named REISA Buyers Agent of the year 2018 and the REIA National Awards 2019 Finalist.

 

 

katherine.skinner@nationalpropertybuyers.com.au

0438 729 631