Archive for Leadership

Laura Makowski

Laura has worked in the Property Management field for over 25 years.

Laura is an expert on property management systems and takes a hands-on approach to regularly monitoring her team and ensuring all systems are strictly followed.

An expert on local market trends, Laura knows when to instigate rent price changes and is the first to inform clients of what’s happening in the market.

Property management legislation is Laura’s strong point. She ensures that clients and the Harcourts The Property People team know about any changes in State Government law that affect investment properties.

Garth Makowski

Garth has worked in the real estate industry for over 30 years.

Garth is Director of Harcourts The Property People. He is a fully Licensed Real Estate Agent, Business Agent and Auctioneer specialising in residential, rural and business sales. Additionally, Garth is a nationally accredited and sought-after real estate speaker and trainer.

In the Harcourts group, Garth is regularly ranked in the Top 3 in NSW and Top 10 in Australia. Garth also regularly places in Top 20 Internationally.

Garth is a person who constantly challenges his limits and that of his team to continually deliver better real estate service.

Steve Arentz

Steve Arentz successfully combines his professional and proven sales ability, with his love of helping people achieve their real estate goals.

Steve has over 10 years local real estate sales and management experience and is one of three Business Owners of Harcourts Lifestyles Real Estate in Mount Annan.

Steve is a high-performing sales agent, consistently achieving in the Top 10 Sales Consultants in the Harcourts NSW group. From his industry beginnings with Harcourts through to his more recent endeavours as head of Luxury Property Selection (a division of Harcourts) and onto business ownership, Steve’s enthusiasm and passion for the industry, instinctive sales ability, and natural service-driven approach has seen him achieve great results for his clients.

Steve thrives on delivering a superior service and results to residents in and around the Mount Annan area.

Anthony Bekiaris

Anthony has practically grown-up within our local real estate industry, with his father and uncle owning and running three of the region’s most successful real estate agencies for over 25 years.

Anthony’s real estate career commenced a little over 18 years ago; first within his father’s offices in Campbelltown, Leumeah and Ingleburn, before moving to Sydney’s eastern suburbs to expand his horizons. Anthony spent five years successfully working in some of inner-Sydney’s most challenging and competitive real estate markets – learning invaluable skills working with some of the industry’s best real estate professionals.

Seven years ago, Anthony moved back home, closer to family, to continue his real estate career and has established himself as one of the region’s leading real estate agents.

Anthony prides himself on his first-class service. He knows that a real estate transaction is often stressful and works hard to reduce this stress through clear and regular communication. Anthony is an agent who creates ‘clients for life’!

Anthony’s natural flair for negotiation, combined with his local area knowledge and ease of communication ensures he is able to negotiate the very best price for his vendors. He combines this with a huge dose of enthusiasm and fun to also make the process highly enjoyable!

Well-versed in working with buyers, Anthony listens carefully to understand their needs which builds trust and encourages open communication. This is key to putting together a trouble-free and mutually successful property transaction.

Anthony’s knowledge, passion and ability to get a premium result makes him the perfect choice when selecting an agent to represent you in selling your property.

Nigel Montgomery

Nigel is Director of Commercial and Business Sales at NAI Harcourts, a division of Harcourts The Property People in Campbelltown.

Before making the move into the real estate industry, Nigel was a Business Owner in the building trade for over 22 years. Nigel grew his business from the ground up, evolving to be number one in the region.
Nigel has extensive experience in the business and commercial sector, working with both large and small businesses on various projects. His experience, salesmanship, business acumen and top communication skills are the reasons behind his success.

Throughout the Macarthur, there is an enormous shortage of commercial and business sales agents. This Commercial and Business division, in conjunction with Harcourts The Property People’s highly-experienced team will fill this gap in the local market.

Nigel specialises in commercial and business sales and leasing, through to succession/retirement planning.

Paul Casarotto

Licensed Real Estate Agent and Auctioneer.

Paul has over 25 years of experience in the property industry.

Over his career, he was engaged as a residential and commercial sales agent, before taking the lead as Sales Manager of a large team within a leading Sydney real estate agency. Paul then embarked on business ownership, becoming Principal of a highly successful real estate agency for several years before moving into the corporate side of real estate.

In the corporate sector, Paul was head auctioneer of a major real estate franchise and trainer in sales and auctioneering with the Real Estate Institute of NSW. For many years Paul delivered real estate seminars and training to large franchise groups and independent agencies across NSW.

For over 10 years, Paul was Harcourts NSW’s Training and Business Development Manager and Corporate Auctioneer for the Harcourts NSW group.

In 2021, Paul left his corporate role at Harcourts NSW to work for one of the largest office groups in NSW, Harcourts The Property People and Harcourts Lifestyles. Paul is Director of Sales, managing 12 salespeople and conducting auctions throughout the Macarthur region.

Paul Casarotto as your auctioneer…
Throughout his career, Paul estimates he has auctioned over 8000 properties. His extensive knowledge and industry experience give him a valuable advantage when it comes to auctioneering and representing clients. This extensive experience, high skill level and innate ability to read an audience have achieved exceptional results and multiple record prices. Paul has featured on several national auction television shows including ‘Location Location’ and ‘Hot Auctions’.

Paul is one of Australia’s few experts in the auction process. He is energetic, professional and driven, working hard to extract the best offers from buyers. Paul’s engaging and straightforward communication-style makes for a lively and interactive auction that buyers respond to and achieves the desired results.

Kirsten Friedli

Kirsten has worked in the marketing area for over 25 years in various industries including magazine publishing, book publishing, hospitality, government, optics, recruitment and real estate.

Kirsten was employed by the Dougmal/Harcourts Franchise Group from 2004 through to 2012, responsive for creating and implementing the marketing initiatives of the group.

In 2012, Kirsten made the decision to join the leading office in the Harcourts franchise group, Harcourts – The Property People Campbelltown. Kirsten creates and implements the marketing plans of the office.

Kirsten holds a Bachelor of Business degree, majoring in Marketing.