“Our History” by Steve Devine
And so the story begins…
Devine is a company steeped in history- a history that dates back all the way to 1955 when the irrepressible late George Devine first embarked on a career in real estate. George Devine was a man of integrity, stamina and character. A man who challenged adversity and always came out the winner. He was a man who had a few setbacks in the early years; he lost an eye at age 15 and then an arm at 27 but this simply made him stronger and more determined. It was this determination which led to him opening Strathfield Real Estate which was soon to become one of the Inner West’s most successful independent firms.
In 1985 George was joined by his son, Steven Devine and together they became a force to be reckoned with. The company grew from strength to strength as they surrounded themselves with like minded professionals whose ultimate aim was to provide exceptional customer service to both buyers and sellers alike, whilst securing the best possible prices for their sellers. It is this dogged determination that has enabled the company to become the Number 1 real estate brand in Sydney’s Inner West.
Over the few years, the company grew with the purchase of many local real estate offices including Richards Stefani First National, Complete Real Estate Concord, Vandyke and Vandyke, Laing and Simmons Strathfield and Century 21 Strathfield, to the most recent acquisitions, Burridge First National Drummoyne & L J Hooker Marrickville/Dulwich Hill. These latest acquisition truly entrenches Devine as the leader in the Inner West and clients will further benefit from the interaction of agents with buyers across four prime locations.
Devine is and will remain a family owned business with strong family values…a company that is as proud of its heritage as it is of the future that looms so brightly ahead! When George Devine sold the business on to his son Steven in 1998, his pride could be evidenced every day as the company continued to forge ahead and further entrench itself as a market leader. It is this legacy that stands proud today in a team of over 60 people whose ultimate aim is to make your experience the best ever!