The Gartland Experience

About Gartland Property

We truly believe that dreams can come true if we work together with honesty, integrity and generosity. The relationships in life and business are built on these values and are at the core of Gartland today. At Gartland, we stay true to our word and deliver what we promise.

Growing with our Clients

Starting with big dreams, the first Gartland office was quite small, located at 57 Gheringhap Street. Within 18 months, the business outgrew this space and relocated to a larger office next door at number 59.

Since 1999, the business has evolved to where we find ourselves today. Gartland Property is the vision and creation of our Director, Michael De Stefano. Michael may be the new
owner of Gartland, but he’s no stranger to the business; he knows it inside out and his understanding of the Geelong community is unparalleled.

After working with Gartland founders Bob and Phillipa for over a decade, Michael purchased the established business in late 2015. With his hands now firmly on the reins, Michael is keen to take the business into a new phase and with a fresh outlook.

The smart ones

We know that to be successful, clients need to trust us to deliver. This might mean that we advise against a sale given market conditions. While we don’t get an immediate sale, the long term relationships developed mean we are a sustainable business with a respected reputation.

With a team of highly specialised staff, we are well equipped to assist clients in real estate sales, leasing and property management – both residential and commercial.

We also have the smartest people to provide advice on land subdivisions, property development and project marketing. Everything we do is aimed to provide our clients the best outcomes and highest returns.

As a result, we are the first choice for new developments in Geelong and the Surf Coast for both property developers and buyers.

Delivering on dreams

For most of us, investing in property fulfils dreams. Whether it’s your first investment or you’re seeking your ‘forever home’ for your growing family, working with a real estate agency is not often the stuff of dreams.

Helping our clients make the most informed decision with their investment is something we treat with care and diligence. We are your partners in the buying and selling journey and are in it for the long haul.

Inspired by Geelong

As many people know, we have always been passionate about Geelong. We love everything about
Geelong: the sparkling north facing bay, Deakin University’s inspired redevelopment of the waterfront woolstores, the heritage buildings in the old heart of town and our obsession with the Geelong Football Club.

What this means for Gartland Property is that we have now moved from our long term address in
Gheringhap Street, right into the heart of the bustling café scene at 71 Little Malop Street. Currently owned by Bill Votsaris and Darryn Lyons, this heritage building was originally the
head office of Cheetham Salt.

We have undertaken a 4 month, marathon renovation of the new space and are thrilled with the
outcome! Working tirelessly with the designers and contractors, every fitting, every colour, every piece of furniture was handpicked by Michael to ensure that both staff and clients can feel at home within our office.

Proud to achieve

With long term relationships as our core focus, it’s understandable we see our clients and staff as family. And being in a family involves commitment and collaboration. This unites us to deliver dedicated services driven by integrity and professionalism every day.

As we have built the business and been successful in commercial and residential sales, we have been able to develop strengths in property leasing and management. Our clients
now have access to a full range of services at the best price with the
smoothest possible sale or leasing experience.

But don’t just listen to us, the results speak for themselves.

We were the first real estate agency in Geelong to be Best Practice accredited. Gartland was awarded Business of the Year in the 2010 Geelong Business Excellence Awards.

Evolving agency

We believe that the way people buy and sell property has changed dramatically in the past 10 years. With the advent of websites like, people are far more engaged in the online world for initial information than viewing photos in the traditional real estate shop front.

We understand this ‘connectivity’ and have continually evolved to ensure our staff has access to the latest software and hardware. This means our clients can reach us at any time for advice or support.

So . . . if people are no longer making time to visit real estate offices to buy and sell, why not be where the people (and great coffee) are? Make sure you come and visit our new office at 71
Little Malop Street and see what all the fuss is about.

While being local is the foundation of our success, we have adapted to the constantly evolving nature of our industry and leverage private and public social networks, virtual meeting platforms and tablets that allow connectivity and collaboration.

We are thinkers with a point of view, anticipating market trends and translating them into opportunities for our clients and ourselves. This together with access to sales data, provides our clients with the most accurate market appraisals vital to the decision to sell or invest in a property.

Gartland is also well placed with all the major online real estate search sites and will guide clients through today’s real estate market.

Respecting relationships

Building long term relationships is the cornerstone of what we do. Our clients respect our advice and trust our judgement because we know that if we are honest and treat people with respect, the results will come. This approach is based on a simple value set that guides our staff and sets us apart from other real estate agencies.

A true Geelong local, Gartland Property has grown to be recognised as a business success and passionate advocate for the community.