Chris will be based in ACTON South West's Dunsborough office and will sell rural residential and rural properties throughout Dunsborough and Yallingup.
Chris has a strong rural background, spending 20 years farming in Beverley before moving to the South West in 1997 where he and his wife Shahan ran their own retail nursery and a rural contracting business during for the past 13 years.
“Having been a farmer I know a lot about land and what it can be used for, which is a benefit for both buyers and sellers,” he said.
“Through my contracting work I have had a lot of experience with maintaining properties and can assist people with their preparation for sale. I can also provide non-local buyers with advice on rural life, such as water and fire issues.
ACTON South West Director Steve Papadopoulos believes Chris' local knowledge and business background will be of great benefit.
“I've known Chris for some time, I've been one of his clients, and when he started talking about a career in real estate I knew we had to have him on the team.
“Chris knows the area and the people well. He has a reputation for providing excellent service, he works to build ongoing clients relationships, and he is reliable and trustworthy. He is the sort of person we want at ACTON.”
Chris is currently involved with the Volunteer Bushfire Brigade in Yallingup and the move to real estate will allow him to renew his interest in volunteer land care catchment groups, of which he is passionate about.
“When we moved down south I had an initial interest in land care catchment groups - being heavily involved with them in the agricultural region I come from - but I felt that was a conflict of interest with my contracting work. Now I'm thinking of going back, and I have agreed to chair a local group this coming year.” he said.