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Our Backyard – Lorne


The very biggest of welcomes to those heading into Lorne, and the Great Ocean Road corridor, through the weekend. Its been a long time since you’ve been allowed down with us but we are so glad to have you back. After 111 days our friends from the Melbourne Metropolitan area are “allowed out”, and the weekend is shaping up to … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard Apollo Bay

With plans for the ‘Ring Of Steel’ around Melbourne & Mitchell Shire set to be lifted in a little over a week and our state to become one again, business owners along the Coast are gearing up to welcome everyone back for a much needed holiday in our beautiful region, with Apollo Bay being reported in the Top 10 Most Searched Victorian Holiday Destinations by Australia wide users, … Continue Reading »

Our backyard – Aireys Inlet

We have fielded many calls recently from property owners based in Melbourne requesting if they can come down and do maintenance on their properties, and what the rules and regulations are.

If you live in Metropolitan Melbourne and own property in regional Victoria, you can only travel to that property if you have been issued with a Fire Prevention Notice requiring you to … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Lorne


A lot has changed in real estate through the years and from my very first sale of a block of land in Kennett River where 10% deposit was in the form of seventeen $20 notes and one $10 note, to the way real estate is viewed today. I recently had a virtual inspection of a Lorne apartment which effectively had … Continue Reading »


If you read our blog on regular basis you will know that Kellie Saddington has recently resigned her post as Anglesea Branch Manager. On behalf of the Great Ocean Rd Real Estate Team I’d like to thank Kellie for her hard work and dedication over the past 6 years to the Anglesea Office. I … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

A big congratulations today to Aireys Inlet’s own Luka Lesosky-Hay who was taken by Richmond at pick 52 in the 2020 NAB AFL Women’s draft yesterday. Luka started playing football at the age of 8 for the Aireys Inlet Eels and was drafted from the Geelong Falcons where she was a member of the 2018 premiership team. We wish her all the best for her career. The reconstruction … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard Apollo Bay


MILFORD BEACH ESTATE 2020 RELEASEThese elevated panoramic ocean view allotments are only 600m walk to the beautiful golden sands of Apollo Bay and only a short walk to the heart of … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard

A COVID-10 testing centre has been set up at the Anglesea Town Hall on McMillan Street after authorities detected fragments of Coronavirus in a sample of wastewater this week.The Surf Coast Shire has had only 16 Coronavirus cases since the pandemic began and has not had any active cases since September 10.In early September, testing was stepped up in Apollo Bay after virus fragments were also detected there.On … Continue Reading »

Our backyard – Aireys Inlet

As Melbournians eagerly anticipate what announcements the Premier may make on Sunday regarding a rumoured easing of restrictions, demand for properties on all fronts is increasing in the Great Ocean Road region.

Constant requests for short term summer rentals have resulted in the first half of January almost already being booked out. There are also regular enquiries for mid term rentals (between three and six … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Anglesea

When I worked in Melbourne real estate, I had strong relationships with Buyer advocates. They often had high end buyers that were either located overseas, simply too busy or did not want to engage in negotiating for property.

Negotiating is not a natural skill and some people find it incredibly difficult or they get it so wrong they end up missing out on the property … Continue Reading »