Director / Licensed Estate Agent & Auctioneer (Officer in Effective Control)
Matt is a member of the Bowles family who where first drawn to Bendigo for the Gold rush and then settled and farmed in the Strathfieldsaye district for over 100 years.
He grew up on a dairy farm in Dingee and studied and obtained his full Estate Agents licence at Prahan TAFE after High School.
His first job in Real Estate was as a 19 year old receptionist in 1990, and has worked as a property management assistant, property manager before moving into sales as a 22 year old.
Matt joined the Dungey and Carter sales team in November 1993 and became a partner of Dungey Carter Ketterer on 1 July 2001. After years managing Residential Sales, Matt is the company's Officer in Effective Control and responsible for overseeing the day to day management of DCK's Commercial Department and team.
Matt is a very proud father of 3 active children and in his spare time enjoys supporting their sporting activities; as well as keeping active with a constant and seemingly never ending renovation project underway and maintains his farm boy status by running a few sheep.
- Company Officer in Effective Control
- Committee Member and past Chairman of the REIV Bendigo Division 2003-2004 & 2012-2013
- Board Member and past Chair of the Bendigo Health Foundation: Matt’s involvement with the Bendigo Health Foundation was initiated when, as president of the Bendigo Branch of the Real Estate Institute of Victoria, he conducted a number of charity auctions for the foundation. Matt’s passion for the foundation and in particular rural patient accommodation is motivated not only by his rural upbringing, but also due to his own family’s experience and empathy of the difficulties that rural cancer patients face.
- Also active in doing a number of charity Auctions for various organisations and sporting clubs.
" Matt is an expert in real estate and people. "
Ours was a premium property at the top end of the market and we are satisfied that we got value for the property as well as securing a seamless, hassle free transaction. DCK helped us prepare the property to ensure it looked fantastic for sale by offering well informed tips on what to upgrade and alter. They also sent in the best photographer, copywriter and support staff to present our house at its finest. Nothing was too much trouble and Matt had a solution for every problem. From preparing the house for sale, throughout negotiations, right through to helping us with some small issues once we had sold - we were supported. Matt is an expert in real estate and people, he takes the time to genuinely connect and this skill enables him to help meet the needs of both the buyer and seller. Always courteous, professional and diligent - we are very pleased we chose DCK. Best wishes,
" THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS "
This is why Matt is the leader in Bendigo Real Estate sales. As important as it was to obtain the price that the property deserved, it was equally as important to us that our experience of selling our home was pleasant and professional. Matt achieved all of this and more.