Real estate agencies LJ Hooker and Hastings Valley Real Estate amalgamate

NEW TEAM: Jan Schafer, Lance Dekker, Julie Steep, Allison Boxhall, Gloria Dekker and Tony Dekker.
NEW TEAM: Jan Schafer, Lance Dekker, Julie Steep, Allison Boxhall, Gloria Dekker and Tony Dekker.

Two real estate agencies have amalgamated.  LJ Hooker Port Macquarie were expanding into Wauchope and Hastings Valley Real Estate were looking to expand their horizons.

Tony and Gloria Dekker have welcome Julie Steep and her team to LJ Hooker Wauchope at 60 Cameron Street.

“It was a natural choice for us, the strength of the brand, our similar values and philosophies and the opportunity to offer our existing and future clients an enhanced experience,” said Julie Steep.

A long-standing resident of over 30 years, with 17 years of real estate experience in the beautiful Hastings Valley, Julie loves being in business in our region.

Seeing a gap in the market in 2005, she opened the doors of Hastings Valley Real Estate and for a number of years, was the only independent property management agency in the Hastings Valley.

Julie said it was important for her to forge a name for herself and her team and build an impeccable reputation within the local community.

When Tony and Gloria Dekker were approached and the concept of the amalgamation discussed, Tony said Dekker Real Estate has always wanted market share in Wauchope. 

“Opening our second LJ Hooker office and joining forces with Hastings Valley Real Estate just fit like a glove,” he said.

Tony and Gloria share 27 years locally in sales and property management.

“We are backed by an incredibly dynamic team who are known for their marketing expertise, depth of local and industry knowledge and maximising their seller’s sale price through private treaty sales and the auction experience,” said Tony.

Tony and Gloria’s son, Lance, as licensee in charge, will step in and build on this arm of their business.

“He will be backed by the tremendous support of our salespeople and asset managers,” said Tony.