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“.
Wendy Marshall - Senior Sales Consultant
M: 0437 291 313
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.
Ming Chen - Sales Consultant
M: 0402 338 163
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’.
Stratos Kouvrakis – Sales Consultant
M: 0407 667 748
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.
Yolanda Pandazopoulos - Rental Department Manager
M: 0437 504 044
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.
Jess Hart - Property Manager
M: 0403 171 787
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.