Barbara Wolveridge Career Profile
Winning in sport and business, Barbara Wolveridge knows the importance of strategy and the art of a deal. Barbara leads the Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty, Port Douglas-based office and its hand-selected team of professionals as they strive to position North Queensland prestige real estate as a world-class consideration for those seeking the finest in luxury tropical living.
With 30 years as a real estate entrepreneur and a 20-year Port Douglas resident, her business results predominantly from referrals and repeat business. Barbara reveals, “I treat clients, customers and suppliers as I wanted to be treated with a focus on creating positive energy from day one to settlement”.
As the saying goes, ‘it’s hard to sell a secret’, Barbara astutely employs editorial, publicity, and marketing visuals as selling tools. Barbara explains, “Port Douglas real estate buyers typically come from someplace else – either Australian capital cities, expats living overseas or New Zealand. Beautifully choreographed collaterals – photography and videos are paramount to tell a compelling story that initiates a private inspection”.
Philanthropy is engrained in Barbara’s nature given the organisations and charities that she actively supports from children’s causes to empowering disadvantaged adults to learn employable skills.
Barbara and her acclaimed golf course-designer husband, Michael Wolveridge who is currently penning his biography – along with their twin dachshunds, Dudley and Herbie call Port Douglas home after years of world travel when Melbourne-based. No stranger to the golf course, Barbara has won club champions from Mornington Peninsula to Port Douglas. About her love for Port Douglas, Barbara tells, “Our home and my business are Port Douglas and having friends come for a leisurely lunch or dinner is what it’s all about”. Give her a couple hours after a full day’s work, Barbara is merrily in the kitchen cooking a gourmet meal for friends and new friends.
Corporation Details: BMW Real Estate Pty Ltd; Licence No.4194425
Barbara Wolveridge Property Portfolio
- Now Selling (32)
- Recent Sales (28)
Barbara Wolveridge Testimonials
SuccessfulWe were very pleased with Barbara’s efficient and personal approach which led to a very satisfactory outcome with a minimum of inconvenience. Also, to the excellent additional support after the contract was signed. We can recommend Barbara as one of the very few competent agents in Port Douglas.
Highly Professional AgentThe first person who walked through our house with Barbara Wolveridge bought it. We couldn’t have asked for a better result from any agent. Barbara has the knack of knowing which property will suit a potential buyer. She knows the Port Douglas and surrounds market better than anyone and has a wide network of clients. She gave us sensible advice on presenting our house for sale and throughout the negotiation process. Selling a house can be a stressful business. Barbara was a calming influence and took much of the stress out of the experience thanks to her positive personality. Satisfaction rate 100%.
Barbara is an Excellent Sales ladyBarbara sold my Villa at6 the Sheraton Mirage. It was not easy time to sell a good property, but Barbara worked very hard and made a good sale.
Best SellerIf you are looking to sell your house, I can definitely recommend Barbara Wolveridge. After recently selling our property in Port Douglas prior to auction date I can say that her dedication and commitment was outstanding. I would choose her again.
ATTENTIVE AND PROFESSIONALMy Husband and I were in Port Douglas on holiday with friends, we had only visited Port Douglas 30 years prior and a lot had changed from then. We walked past a house for sale which grabbed our interest and we called Barbara on the off chance we could have an inspection with no real intention of purchasing but rather to get a feel of the market. Barbara was extremely obliging and attentive, she opened the house up with a moment’s notice and was very forthcoming, answering all our enquires promptly and providing projections and costings and showing us other properties for comparison. We bought the house 48 hours later, thanks to Barbara making herself available, promptly contacting the vendors and negotiating a deal.We found Barbara to be highly efficient in contract negotiations, she came to an agreement which was a fair outcome for ourselves and the vendor. Barbara also went above and beyond the purchase of the house. She assisted us with recommendations for solicitors and insurance agents. We are pleased to recommend Barbara Wolveridge to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.