Empowering People in Property

by Ben Handler

June 15, 2023

After a successful career in marketing and communications, Jullie Bebbington knew that she wanted to pursue a career in property, however, she knew real estate sales wasn’t for her.

After helping a buyers agency brand their business, she realised that working with buyers and helping them achieve their financial goals was where she saw her future.

“I had the pleasure of branding a local buyer’s agency as part of my previous career,” Julie says.

“It made me realise that becoming a buyer’s agent could be a viable path for me.”

Having started to buy property herself many years ago, she lost it in a messy divorce. So she’s seen first-hand what can happen when you don’t have good advice in relation to property. As a result, Julie is a big advocate for women buying property, and having access to affordable advice and guidance.

However, with her new partner also working in commercial real estate, Julie made the strategic decision to pursue a new career as a buyer’s agent.

Ultimately she set up Bebbington Advocates which offers a boutique buying agent service helping people who are upsizing, downsizing, relocating or investing in property.

She is currently focused on helping a range of residential buyers secure properties and also works with commercial buyers.

Currently, Julie is also involved in a significant commercial land acquisition project for an international development group bringing a major tourism product to SE Queensland.

“My role focuses on site sourcing, research, and stakeholder engagement with local, state and federal government bodies and private sector advisors,” she explains.

“It’s an exciting opportunity that allows me to combine my marketing, communications and property experience.”

Julie’s focus is buying in blue chip suburbs and targeting growth suburbs.

“While I do work with investors seeking rental income or capital appreciation, owner-occupiers can also implement strategies to make informed decisions and maximise the benefits of their property purchase through good asset and location selection,” she says

Her focus is the inner north and the north western suburbs of Brisbane as well as the Sunshine Coast.

Julie says being able to work with Ben Handler provided her with a solid foundation to tackle the business side of things and gave her a clearer understanding of how to help buyers.

“The course gave me the necessary knowledge and guidance to navigate the industry more effectively,” she says.

“The real estate industry is constantly changing, and I’m fascinated with how it operates.

“You are always learning.

“It also introduced me to a network of like-minded individuals who have been invaluable in my journey.”

Looking ahead, Julie is continuing to look at ways to grow her business and grow her property portfolio.

She wants to help women who are looking to purchase property who might not have a support network around them.

“I am honoured to work with women going through separations or divorces, guiding them through the complexities of the property market during what can be a very vulnerable time, and helping them make property-related decisions with someone who genuinely cares about their wellbeing,” she says.

“My goal is to empower these women to make informed decisions and regain control over their lives.”

Julie’s past challenges have made her stronger, wiser and more focused on making smart property decisions for her personally, while also helping her clients do the same. The future looks bright.

Check out her website here – https://www.bebbingtonadvocates.com.au/

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