Leonie ButlerLicensed Estate Agent
Hard work and excellent customer service were instilled in Leonie at a very young age.
Born in Bendigo to dutch parents, Leonie and her three siblings spent their early childhood helping out in the family service station under their parents strict guidelines.
She attended both Holy Rosary and St. Killians primary schools before completing her education at the former St Mary's College, (now CCB).
Leonie spent her weekends at Lake Eppalock honing her water skiing skills in preparation for Australia-wide racing competitions.
After school, Leonie briefly tried her hand as a clerical assistant at a local dental surgery before joining Win Patten Real Estate as a girl Friday.
She quickly embraced the industry and gained valuable experience providing her with the confidence to purchase her first home and obtain a full license before her 21st birthday.
45 years later she is still in the real estate industry and just as passionate about the Bendigo market.
She knows the local market intimately having built or renovated about 15 homes in and around Bendigo. Her extensive knowledge and experience covers all areas of the market with a focus on higher-end properties.
In her spare time, Leonie enjoys spending time with her partner Ken at his farm in Elmore or with her daughter Alex, who is a family lawyer in Melbourne. Her other passion is travel – if she's not at work, she's tripping around the globe somewhere recharging her batteries.
Skills & expertise
- A skilled communicator and patient negotiator, Leonie pays great attention to detail leaving nothing to chance. She approaches each day with professionalism, energy, enthusiasm and optimism.
- Her calm and confident approach sees her build strong relationships with vendors and buyers resulting in much repeat business. She relishes the pleasure of assisting many clients on their real estate journey from purchasing their first and subsequent ultimate homes to helping them again when it is time to relocate or down size.