“I have a long-term plan for my real estate career. First off though, I have to resist wanting to buy nearly every house I appraise. There are so many incredible homes in Bendigo, rich with historic value.”
A taste for travel after his Mildura school days shot Kris Walden-Dickie from small country lad, to fine dining chef at Tabou Restaurant in Sydney.
Kris worked hard so that he could finance more travel and soon took off along the eastern seaboard of Oz.
Today the trip from Epsom to the Bendigo CBD is more this father of four’s pace; having swapped the glitz of international cities for the calm and quiet of Bendigo.
Kris is married to Hayley who is also a Property Manager and part of the DCK team.
Together they share juggling work and family commitments; and the running around after their four children to their respective activities.
“At the minute our two sons are lion dancers with the Bendigo Chinese Association and our daughters enjoy their regular dance classes too. Between the 4 of them they keep us very busy,” .
After completing his real estate course in Melbourne, Kris kick-started his property career in sales.
Kris sees real estate from a Property Management angle now and admits the people he meets make it his dream job. He could not imagine doing anything else!
" Kris's attention to detail is outstanding & he is an all round professional. "
I contacted you via email last year after Justin Pell did an amazing job of selling our family home. After the great service from Justin in sales, I asked for a referral to someone in your property management team for my investment property that I had listed under a different real estate firm at the time. Kris has been great thus far. His attention to detail is outstanding. He was quick in identifying unpaid rent under the previous property management, he always returns my calls/emails, and is an all round professional. As a landlord, I know people can be quick to jump in with complaints, I’m contacting you as a very happy customer with only compliments for Kris. Please convey my thanks and gratitude to Kris, he’s doing a great job from my perspective. Thank you. Kind regards
" Kris has been outstanding over the past 4 years looking after us. "
Kris Walden-Dickie has been an outstanding representative for DCK. Throughout our 4 years renting Kris has always communicated with us in an honest, caring and professional manner. Jared and I have had nothing but positive things to say about Kris, and are so impressed with his ability to build a lasting rapport with us, that when Jared and I are looking to purchase our first home, we plan to use your company, directly due to Kris. I can honestly say that having someone as compassionate and hardworking as Kris within property management, gives us confidence that we would be given the same level of care, professionalism and honest conversations from the real estate agents within your firm. Kris is honestly a fantastic asset within your company, and I can assure you that both Jared & myself will sorely miss such a great property manager!
" Dedicated Property Manager "
Good afternoon, I am writing this email as feedback from my previous 2 years with DCK, in particular my current Property Manager Kris Walden-Dickie. I have been a full time member of the Royal Australian Air Force for the past 25 years and have had the pleasure of working with some of the most dedicated and professional people. During the past two years I have had many dealings with Kris and I have always been impressed by Kris’s professionalism and the sound strait forward advice he provides when dealing with not only the day to day issues, but on occasion very difficult tenants and situations. He is obviously very educated about the current and the proposed tenancy laws here in Victoria and the obligations of both the land lord and tenant. He is always pleasant, respectful and prompt and has not hesitated to go out of his way to assist even during out of office hours. I have full confidence in his abilities and would have no hesitation in recommending him and DCK as agents and that Kris is a real asset to DCK.
" Thank you for the great help I've received. "
Just thought I'd send a quick note I'd like to thank your team, especially Kris, for helping to get me in and sorted. Even with a few setbacks that couldn't be helped from your end, the help I've received has been great and I really appreciate it all. Thanks again.