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 their 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’, and 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 or expats living overseas, especially 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, along with her twin dachshunds, Dudley and Herbie, calls Port Douglas home after years of world travel when Melbourne-based. No stranger to the golf course, Barbara has won club champions from the 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 in the kitchen merrily cooking a gourmet meal for new and old friends.

Corporation Details: BMW Real Estate Pty Ltd; Licence No.4194425

Barbara Wolveridge Property Portfolio

  • Now Selling (12)
  • Recent Sales (53)

Barbara Wolveridge Testimonials

Satisfied as a Vendor and Seller
We have bought 3 properties and sold 1 through Barbara over the past 3 years. Barbara and her team are very professional and each transaction was handled to our complete satisfaction. We would happily recommend Barbara to anyone wanting to buy or sell their property in FNQ.
Neil Biddle
Barbara was attentive, knowledgeable and polite. She moved quickly to secure our next property in an aggressive market. Nothing was too much trouble for her which made the process easier for us. We will go to Barbara again in the future.
Highly Professional Agent
The 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 lady
Selling our house with Barbara was a breeze. She vetted potential buyers extremely well and achieved the selling price we were after. Always professional, punctual and proactive, she guided us through the process of selling using her vast knowledge of the market. Her networking skills are outstanding! Barbara was the right person to get the job done and she delivered.
Best Seller
If 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.
My 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.