Ian grew up in Malvern, attended Malvern Grammar (Later Caulfield) and qualified as a Civil Engineer working at Con Zinc Rio Tinto as a Project Engineer.
In later years, he changed careers and became director of one of the top performing Real Estate Stockdale and Leggo offices at Glen Waverley for fifteen years. His family then moved closer in where he joined Ross-Hunt Real Estate as Sales Manager and has remained the mentoring staff and maintaining “hands on managerial work”.
He has conducted literally hundreds of Auctions all over Melbourne and in regional areas where people have sought his expertise and is highly respected amongst his colleagues in the industry.
The tightly knit group of professionals working with him are all tertiary qualified, highly experienced and have been with him for the entire period where his philosophy is: “Fairness and honesty combine to achieve top level service”
Ian is married to an Agricultural Scientist, Lyn (a regular U3A attendee!), is an avid reader and relaxes with French recipes in the kitchen. He also has a wide range of sporting interests including surfing at his childhood club at Anglesea, ocean swim racing, skiing, golf and sailing and is an active member on the board of the Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre involved in community activities.
He has two daughters, both professional, and says “what’s the point of retiring if you keep fit, enjoy what you are doing and people trust you“.
Ian, thanking you for your professional work with the selling of our property, I was extremely pleased with the way you handled everything. - Carol Hodge
Just wanted to thank you very much for your efforts in helping to sell our place in Victoria Road. We were very happy with the price you got for us and all the assistance and advice you gave us in the last month or two. We will have no hesitations recommending yourself and Ross- Hunt to any of our friends as an agent in the future - Andrew Ferguson
A licensed Real Estate Agent with extensive and varied experience in all aspects of real estate in a career of 30 years plus.
Wendy has 6 children all now grown, four in the workforce, two still at university. She has managed to combine her love of real estate and dedication to her family successfully over many years. She has travelled extensively, attended many real estate conferences overseas and enjoys very much her interaction with both sellers and buyers of real estate.
When we went to sell our place we originally went with one of the big players. We paid a high price for staging marketing and even a video. A month later no offers or sale. We we kept going another 2 weeks with stagings and opens as they were still optimistic. A few months later and after trying off market for awhile we tried Ross Hunt. We chose them as they are also our Body Corporate Agents. Wendy really listened to our concerns and went out of her way to make the opens convenient even as far as looking after the dog one day. We did not want to pay any huge upfront costs again and didn’t have to with the Agency taking charge of the marketing. She had more interested buyers than any of the other agents and kept us informed at every step. She really understands the down sizer market in this suburb and could connect our property with their needs. Working in the property industry it was a big lesson to me that a well known name and flashy office is not always the best company or agent to go with. Thanks Wendy - Emma Jude
Ming Chen is originally from the Fugiang Province of China, made Australia her home around 12 years ago. She immediately built a huge network of friends and business associates. She has tertiary qualifications in Applied Chemistry Honours (R.M.I.T.); has had extensive experience in running her own business and speaks fluent Mandarin.
Her business acumen and experience in the property industry make her a valuable member of our team. Her motto is ‘Focus on a good outcome for all’.
We appointed a big profile agent to sell our property in Vermont South who not only failed to sell it but left us with a huge advertising expense. Ming Chen took over the marketing at Ross-Hunt and sold the property not only for the price we were expecting but with a settlement that suited us. She would have to be one of the best negotiators in town and we have recommended her to many of our friends. - Lyn A
Stratos is highly qualified in the IT industry and has demonstrated his outstanding personal skills throughout his career, more recently in the Real Estate industry. He contributes a blend of efficiency, enthusiasm and integrity to the Ross-Hunt Real Estate team where he has the ability to achieve great outcomes for his clients.
Stratos is an excellent negotiator and knows that good results are only achieved through a relationship of trust with whoever he is dealing with. He is married with two children and lives in Lower Templestowe where his interest include family first and foremost and sporting pursuits.
“Stratos and his team were very professional and efficient in selling my apartment. They secured a buyer at a price in excess of what I expected. Throughout the process the communication was excellent and they handled the tenants with respect - well done and thanks” – Bill Casey
“Very professional ... wonderful service... always communicated promptly and professionally. Stratos was extremely helpful. If my property goes back on the rental market would not hesitate to have Ross Hunt Real Estate manage my property.” – Claire Lacey
“I have recently sold my property through Stratos. From our initial consultation, preparing the property to sell, auction day and settlement we could not have had a better experience. At all times Stratos was open and honest with his communication and he set realistic expectations for the sale. Ian complemented Stratos as our auctioneer on auction day and we had a fantastic result. Highly recommend Stratos and the team at Ross- Hunt if you are wanting to sell your property.” – Jane Wilcock
“Stratos Kouvrakis - fabulous agent, attentive and made the property sales process smooth sailing from an owner’s point of view. Thank you!” – Mark & Carly Neubauer
“Just wanted to thank Ian Anderson for your efforts & professional assistance in selling my apartment Unit 17/6 Mayston St, Hawthorn East” – Caroline Hartanto
With vast experience and knowledge of Property Management, Chelci has been working in the real estate sector since 2001. As a property investor herself, Chelci understands the importance of building strong relationships with both landlords and tenants alike. Chelci is an integral part of the team at Ross Hunt Real Estate while also being highly respected throughout the industry. Chelci excels not only in the Property Management side, but also in Trust Accounting, ensuring accuracy and attention to detail to allow peace of mind for every Landlord.
Chelci was very efficient in assisting and organising tenants for my rental property. Chelcis communication is excellent and timely. Further, her condition reports are extremely thorough, which is great piece of mind when renting your property. Thanks again Chelci! Fiona
Having years of experience, professionalism, honesty and integrity are qualities that Yolanda possess, which ensure her clients receive superior service when managing their most important asset.
Having a background in Body Corporate Management for a number of years, gaining knowledge in Management of all property types has led to a successful transition into Property Management at Ross-Hunt Real Estate.
With a strong passion for Real Estate, living and investing in the Boroondara area, Yolanda has a detailed knowledge of the rental property market and will always listen to clients' needs, offer thorough follow-up, courtesy and ensure the job gets done. Constantly striving to deliver the ultimate customer service level for her clients, which makes the entire Property Management experience a positive one.
Born and raised in Mont Albert, Jess has a strong knowledge of the local area and surrounding suburbs. Her experience in property management combined with her friendly and professional manner enables Jess to consistently deliver quality service to her landlords and tenants alike.
With exceptional attention to detail, efficiency and a strong work ethic, Jess ensures her clients confidence and reliability in all facets of her role.
Enthusiastic and approachable, Jess prides herself on maintaining the highest of standards and understands the importance of keeping up to date with the ever changing trends in such a fast paced and evolving industry.
Amy Gilfillan loves her clients! With customer service ingrained through her past work in hospitality before running her own small business, she enjoys making people happy and finds it satisfying just to see a smile on someone’s face. “Knowing I did that makes me happy,” she says.
Having owned her own home, and now renting, Amy understands the landlord/tenant dynamic intimately from both sides. She takes pride in maintaining the gardens of her own rented property and ensures overall cleanliness is up to the highest standards. “I feel any property should be cared for by a tenant to ensure the property maintains its quality, appeal and overall upkeep”, she says. “I also believe that whether it is your own home or a rental property, general care of any home shows who you are as a person”.
Amy’s aim at Ross-Hunt Real Estate is to demonstrate the excellent service and advice that encourages people to be a tenant or a Landlord through the company. Her eye for detail, seeing that properties are maintained and looked after by the tenant will ensure her landlords are happy. She ensures service and management here at Ross-Hunt Real Estate is first class. Not only does she make sure tasks are completed in a timely manner and followed up, but she strives to keep both tenant and landlord in the loop of all that affects the property.
Amy’s passion for her clients and aim to be the best she can is supported by her studies in Certificates II and IIV and her Diploma of Business Management.
James came into the real estate industry from a background in law enforcement working in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne for most of his career. He has a detailed knowledge of the Boroondara and Whitehorse areas on a residential and commercial level. His negotiation skills have achieved lifesaving outcomes over the years. He has spent a lifetime working with people from a variety of cultural backgrounds. He is married with 2 children, has lived in the Boroondara area for the past 20 years and his passion is kayaking. If you are looking to sell, or need for someone to act on your behalf James’ negotiation skills will serve you well.