In 2004 Ed Corless embarked on the journey of establishing his first real estate agency in Ocean Grove.
His goal was to build a trusted brand within the community that focused on customer service and commitment to the needs of clients.
And 15 years on, the agency has a fresh face and recently underwent a rebrand to Ocean Grove Real Estate, while keeping its core values of quality customer service and a community focus.
The Corless family has been connected to the Ocean Grove community for more than 50 years and display their love for the community throughout various businesses and the team at Ocean Grove Real Estate is no different.
Ocean Grove Real Estate’s heart and soul are in Ocean Grove.
The staff live there, work there, spend weekends there and take advantage of every part of this beautiful part of the world.
Being part of, and giving back to, the community is important to them. The agency has a strong connection to the Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads Men’s Shed and pop in as often as they can for a cuppa and tour of the facilities.
Recently the agency supported the Biggest Morning Tea event held at Lifestyle Communities Ocean Grove and throughout June ran a promotion alongside the Ocean Grove Surf Life Saving Club to contribute to the fundraising efforts of the club to further develop their new facilities.
Each year, along with Ocean Grove Real Estate’s sister companies of Wallington’s WRG and Kingston Ocean Grove they offered support to Surfside Primary School’s Kitchen Garden program through the Fresh Food Fair.
The team is always on the lookout for other ways it can support the fantastic community and do that little bit extra for the people who live in and love the town and the Bellarine Peninsula.
The team has a particularly special connection to the Kingston Community. Working closely with the developers, they have the inside scoop of what’s happening in the area and love to promote all its benefits to clients.
Each year, you will see the team singing, dancing and handing out prizes to help deliver the successful Community Christmas Party at Kingston Lake (their most favourite event) to all Kingston residents.
Community events give Ocean Grove Real Estate the opportunity to catch up with old and new clients, and gives the opportunity to know each other outside of real estate and business.
It offers the opportunity to spend quality time in the community and helps build relationships that add to the already exceptional and personalised real estate service.
Communication is key in all they do. Communicating with and understanding the community they are in is important to the continuing growth and success in the area.
The local community is one of the best selling points of the area when they are speaking with out of town purchasers and the team are thankful to be part of it.