Michael Ratliffe

Licensed Estate Agent

Michael has over thirty years’ comprehensive experience in real estate and all facets of the property market. His experience includes working in Asia, Sydney and Melbourne. Michael has also owned a farm in Central Victoria and is now excited to settle in Castlemaine.

He takes pride in planning and marketing strategies that promote his clients’ interests, always working hard to achieve the best possible outcomes. Michael’s forward thinking, honest and direct approach combines powerfully with his analytical thinking. Most importantly, he is dedicated to his clients, providing consistent quality service in a friendly, down to earth manner.

Michael has worked in both the Sydney and Melbourne property markets and specialised in off the plan sales in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong and China. In 1993, Michael moved to Sydney to launch a boutique real estate business. The vision for Ratliff Bell was to grow the business through strong sales and property management. In two years, they were the leading estate agents in Balmain. During ten successful years Ratliff Bell conducted over fifteen hundred auctions and built up a successful rental portfolio.

Michael returned to Melbourne for family reasons where he held the position of Business Development Manager at Becton Property Group. During his time at Becton Michael sold various projects including selling Becton’s signature project - The Espy St Kilda.

Michael was a director at Deal Corp Property Group in Melbourne where he held the position as Sales and Marketing Manager for ten years. He sold numerous apartments during this period and conducted various Property Project launches and seminars in Singapore, Kuala Lumper, Hong Kong and China.

Michael and his wife Kate have three adult children Spencer, Camilla, and Liam. In his spare time, he likes to keep fit by going to the gym and gardening. He loves the Australian bush, local footy and is looking forward to contributing to the local community. He has lots of energy and is looking forward to putting his extensive experience to good use in the Castlemaine District.


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