Our Team

Joe Di Claudio - Principal

Mobile: 0412 25 1434  |  Email: Click to email  |  Listings: View my listings

On the 3rd March 2003, Joe Di Claudio opened Dowling Real Estate Mayfield. Joe brings to Dowling Mayfield over 25 years of experience, an excellent reputation and an enthusiastic approach to all facets of Real Estate. Joe has completed an Associated Diploma of Business, specialising in Real Estate Valuation and has now been a registered Valuer since 1998. In the year 2002, Joe was in the top 10 in the Hunter for listing and selling properties in the Estate Agents Co-operative Association.

Joe’s honesty. Hard work and passion is what makes him such a successful Real Estate Agent and is highly respected in the industry by both his peers and clients. In 2010 Joe Di Claudio opened his second Dowling office at Glendale which is known as Dowling Real Estate Lake Macquarie. Since its opening it has become a very successful office encompassing areas from all over the Lake Macquarie region. Both his real estate offices have been going from strength to strength since their opening.

Paul Hoare - Licensee In Charge

Mobile: 0400 911 802  |  Email: Click to email  |  Listings: View my listings

Paul Hoare has been servicing Newcastle & Lake Macquarie’s Real Estate needs since 1995 in all facets of the industry including Commercial & Business sales with recent sales of a Function Centre for $3.42m & several high profile sales in the $1m to $2m bracket . Paul has many residential real estate achievement awards to his credit over the years which is testimony to his attitude toward people & their prime asset which is their property. As principal of Dowling Lake Macquarie , Paul will accept nothing but the best customer service for our clients from our staff with communication & buyer/seller feedback an integral part of the Dowling Lake Macquarie experience.

Bill Messiter - Senior Sales Agent

Mobile: 0418 700 884  |  Email: Click to email  |  Listings: View my listings

Bill Messiter commenced his Real Estate career in 1981 and has a wealth of knowledge and experience to assist his clients with their Real Estate plans and objectives. Between 1987-1992 Bill had a break from the industry and worked for AMP insurance in finanical planning, insurance and superannuation sales, which added to his knowledge of financial matters, which he is only too happy to share with his customers.

Bill’s enjoyment comes with meeting new people and helping them achieve their Real Estate goals & dreams. Bill treats every buyer and seller with respect and is a great listener to their needs. Bill was born in Grafton and together with his brother and sister moved around NSW with his parents. His father was a travelling bank manager with the ES&A Bank which later merged with the ANZ Bank.
After leaving school Bill also joined the ANZ bank himself and commenced work at a branch in The Rocks in Sydney & about 2 1/2 years in this position decided Real Estate was his career path. Bill is a single man and enjoys socializing with his friends and having the occasional game of golf.

While not a high flyer Bill has many happy customers who has appreciated his helpful and professional service together with his experience and extensive knowledge in Real Estate matters. For an appointment to discuss your Real Estate needs simply give Bill a call today.

Hunter Scott - Property Manager

Phone: 0431 349 282  |  Email: Click to email  |  Listings: View my listings

Hunter Scott has worked in property management for since 1995, with his wealth of knowledge and experience in this position it makes him a valuable asset to our team. His passionate, & understanding nature enables him to deal with problems efficiently.

Rebecca Druce - Office Administrator

Phone: 02 4958 8177  |  Email: Click to email

Rebecca joined the Dowling Group in 2012 working as a Saturday girl at Dowling Real Estate Mayfield but in 2013 turned her attention to a full time career at Dowling Lake Macquarie. Rebecca looks after the overall running of the office and is the voice you here when you dial Dowling Lake Macquarie. Her lovely and helpful personality makes her an asset to our team.

Melinda Heffernan - Property Manager & Financials

Phone: 02 4958 8177  |  Email: Click to email

Melinda has now worked for Dowling Mayfield since 2004 beginning her career as a receptionist and then moving into a Property Management position as well as financial officer. Melinda has acquired her Certificate of Registration and has completed her Certificate IV in Real Estate. Her experience in all facets of the office has made her a valuable asset to Dowling Real Estate Mayfield. Melinda works tirelessly in making sure that the Tenants and Landlords are happy with the service that we provide.

What Our Clients Say

“We engaged Paul Hoare of Dowling Real Estate Lake Macquarie to sell an aunt’s property for her as she now lives in Low Care Accommodation in a Nursing Home. We had approached another agent who did not get back to us when promised. Right from the beginning of our association Paul was on time for every meeting and when it was decided to go to auction he pulled out all the stops – from holding two open houses a week plus other viewings on request.

As we live in another state Paul kept us up to date by frequent phone calls and e-mails. We trusted him completely and was repaid with an amazing auction that had twenty eight registered bidders and an outcome of $65,000 above the reserve price!!

I can highly recommend Paul Hoare to any prospective property sellers for his client loyalty, determination and dedication, plus he is a really nice man.”

Jenny and Stephen Cook

“Many thanks for the enthusiasm, energy and patience you brought to the tasks of selling our house – and that was just at the initial meeting. The whole process was conceived and carried through to a successful completion with flair and consummate professionalism. For that we thank you and your wonderful team at Dowling Real Estate Lake Macquarie. We also thank you all for being such a joy to deal with. Good on you Dowling Real Estate Lake Macquarie.

Paul was very helpful and professional. I very much appreciate the time and effort he put in to helping me & considering my situation. Thank you.

I found Paul to rise above all expectations in his desire to achieve the best price for us. His genuine effort on our behalf was immeasurable. At each stage he kept us informed of progress.

Paul Hoare was the most professional, courteous & efficient person I have encountered. His advice and guidance has been consistently helpful and willingly & pleasantly given at all times.”

Kain Bliss (vendor)

“I was very happy with the service provided by Bill Messiter from Dowling Lake Macquarie with the sale of my villa at Warner’s Bay. The photos that your photographer did were very good, the openhouses were great! You done a good job and there was nothing I could suggest that you could improve on.”

Gweneth Gapps

“Many thanks for the enthusiasm, energy and patience you brought to the tasks of selling our house – and that was just at the initial meeting. The whole process was conceived and carried through to a successful completion with flair and consummate professionalism. For that we thank you and your wonderful team at Dowling Real Estate Lake Macquarie. We also thank you all for being such a joy to deal with. Good on you Dowling Real Estate Lake Macquarie, you are our dream real estate agent! ”

Gweneth Gapps

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