A new era has began for Barry Plant Berwick.
On 1 March, the thriving Berwick office was taken over by new directors Matt Ketteringham and Dan O’Loughlin, directors of Barry Plant Pakenham and Barry Plant Drouin.
Mr Ketteringham said he and Mr O’Loughlin were excited by the opportunities presented by their move into the Berwick market.
“Dan and I are passionate and dedicated local people who have been living in and around the Berwick area for years,” said Mr Ketteringham.
“I went to school in the area, and would hop on the 827 bus after school to get charcoal chicken and gravy chips on the Berwick main street. I know the ins and outs of the area, and am so excited to be able to sell properties there.”
The business was founded over two decades ago by Berwick office director and well known auctioneer Paul Dabb, who has seen the office flourish while also witnessing Berwick and the surrounding areas grow at an exponential rate.
CEO and director of the Barry Plant Group Mike McCarthy, paid tribute to Mr Dabb and his team.
“Barry Plant Berwick has truly been one of our most successful offices, and over the last 20 years has had a committed and dedicated team who have played such an important role in the growth of Berwick and surrounding suburbs,” said Mr McCarthy.
“Paul Dabb has done a fantastic job at growing the office and really nurturing the staff, many who will stay on and work under Matt and Dan who I know will continue to do an amazing job.”
The office has won a number of awards over recent years, with recognition in all areas of property from customer service to property management. In 2019 the office won Novice Auctioneer of the Year (Jack McMaster), Receptionist of the Year (Brody Driscoll), and Department Manager of the Year (Sara Press) at the Barry Plant Awards for Excellence.
“Pakenham is the fastest growth corridor in Victoria, as well as being number one for sales in the state and number two in Australia,” Mr Ketteringham said.
“We’re very fortunate to have a broad and diverse demographic of investors and first home owners,
and our price points are fantastic and go all the way from $300K to $5m for elite properties.
“I’m very energetic, passionate, and enthusiastic when it comes to this opportunity, and really want us to be the best that we can possibly be as a sales and rentals team.
“I think it was an easy decision for Barry Plant Berwick to choose us. They’ve seen our business grow, from not even having a real brand or presence in Pakenham 13 years ago, to becoming one of the top real estate agents in the area. We’ve organically grown to a very large rent roll and also an extremely large office that has taken the number one banner in Pakenham and Officer. Dan and I are so enthusiastic and passionate about working in the area, we can’t wait!”