About Us

Our History

The founder of our Company, Des O'Shea has been a Shepparton resident for the majority of his life, having attended local schools until commencing in the Stock & Station Agency business with McNamara & Company.

Des commenced D.J. O'Shea & Company some 25 years ago prominently dealing in all forms of livestock selling, where his reputation for honesty & hard work has followed him into the Real Estate industry. Des is well known for his rural property dealings such as broad acre cropping, sheep & cattle farms, dairies, out paddocks and smaller hobby farms.

He also has an extensive knowledge of residential real estate having sold a broad range of homes, investment properties & vacant land.

Des has a down to earth 'no frills' approach to Real Estate transaction and a shake of his hand is his bond.

Geoff Dobson commenced in Real Estate under the legendary Tim Jones in 1974 and has gained experience with Ellis Gough & Ron Stewart and was a partner in Shepparton Real Estate until joining Des at D.J. O'Shea & Co Pty Ltd in 1999.

Kevin Hicks started out in the Livestock industry as a protégé of Des O'Shea, eventually taking over Des's stock and station business. He moved into real estate in 2003, joining the team at Geoff Dobson & Co. Since then Kevin has excelled, building a large client base and a long list of successful sales. Due to his success, he has found himself once again taking over a business founded by Des O'Shea, and becoming Geoff's successor by forming Kevin Hicks Real Estate.

Staff Profiles

Kevin Hicks

Kevin Hicks

Kevin commenced his agency practice under Des O’Shea initially, as an assistant Livestock Agent some 20 years ago.

Under Des’ guidance, Kevin obtained his Real Estate License whilst he was working as a stock agent, and as well as selling livestock, Kevin became proficient in Clearing Sales and Real Estate transactions.

Kevin took over the business to become Medland & Hicks, when Des went into real estate on a full time basis, and recently sold his share of the business to concentrate fully on the real estate industry with our Company.

Kevin maintains his enthusiasm with real estate, and with his wife Fiona and 3 youngsters, has purchased a farmlet on the outskirts of Shepparton.

Kevin is concentrating on Residential and Rural real estate transactions and will continue our tradition of promoting the Auction System.

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Kevin Hicks
Mobile: 0428 271 270

Rocky Gagliardi

Rocky Gagliardi

In 2006, Rocky became a Director of Kevin Hicks Real Estate and has a thorough knowledge of the Commercial and Residential market.  Rocky has a professional, honest and hardworking approach to Real Estate with a high accuracy rate of appraising many types of properties which has made him one of the highest performing Agents in the Goulburn Valley.

His expertise had lead to many large sales in Commercial, Industrial and Residential which has allowed him to excell and specialise within these markets selling the largest amount of properties in the Goulburn Valley.

Within the past four years Rocky has developed a large commercial contact and data base as well as high referrals from major Commercial Agencies Australia wide.

For further information on Commercial and Industrial properties sold click on the link below:

http://www.realcommercial.com.au/sold-leased/by-kfoshe/list-1

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Rocky Gagliardi
Mobile: 0407 826 542

Darren Scott

Darren Scott

Darren became a Director of Kevin Hicks Real Estate in 2007.  Darren has lived within the Numurkah area for over 20 years, bringing a local touch to our Numurkah office were he is predominately based. Prior to commencing with Kevin Hicks Real Estate in mid 2004, Darren had been working for Goulburn Murray Water for over 14 years in planning and has serviced all 8,000 plus wheels in the Murray Irrigation System, and concentrates solely on rural properties with great understanding of high & low security water, water subdivisions, temporary sales, deep lead and underground water.  Darren also has a strong knowledge of rural subdivisions and has a strong local client base as well as New Zealand, Gippsland and Western District contacts.  This has allowed Darren to be the most successful Goulburn Murray and Valley agent in the Rural area.

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Darren Scott
Mobile: 0419 001 708

Des O'Shea

Des O'Shea

The founder of our Company, Des O’Shea has been a Shepparton resident for the majority of his life, having attended local schools until commencing in the Stock & Station Agency business with McNamara & Company.

Des commenced D.J. O’Shea & Company some 25 years ago prominently dealing in all forms of livestock selling, where his reputation for honesty and hard work has followed him into the Real Estate industry. Des is well known for his rural property dealings such as broad acre cropping, sheep and cattle farms, dairies, out paddocks and smaller hobby farms. He also has an extensive knowledge of residential real estate having sold a broad range of home, investment properties and vacant land.

Des has a down to earth “No Frills” approach to Real Estate transactions and a shake of his hand is his bond.

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Des O'Shea
Mobile: 0408 577 575

Ron Stewart

Ron Stewart Ron Stewart first started in real estate in 1968 when he joined his father's, Jock Stewart, real estate agency.  In 1980 Ron made the decision to concentrate on commercial & industrial properties and has gone on to be highly successful, managing & selling a number of multi-million dollar properties.
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Ron Stewart
Mobile: 0418 528 844

Barry Jones

Barry Jones

Barry Jones is a knowledgeable, highly respected agent with 27 years experience in the industry.

One of the few fully qualified and registered plant and machinery valueers, he does jobs all over Victoria, his extensive rural knowledge and skill at clearing sales make him a valuable asset.

Barry learned the ropes with Les Young and the late Danti Rossignoli and appreciates that they taught him the right way to go about things in real estate.

With Barry on board, Kevin Hicks Real Estate can now confidently say they are the number one rural real estate agency in the Goulburn Valley area.

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Barry Jones
Mobile: 0437 551 115

Mark Skilbeck

Mark Skilbeck  

Mark brings a wealth of experience from the rural sector with him to the Kevin Hicks team. He has been actively involved in professional management and development of various agricultural enterprises for over 3 decades: stud and commercial beef production in North East Victoria,  Western Victoria and Central New South Wales; dairying in the Goulburn Valley and Western Victoria;  sheep and cropping in the Tasmanian Midlands and the Central West of New South Wales.

Mark studied Farm Business Management at Marcus Oldham College in Geelong. This has given him a solid understanding of the requirements of rural landholders and their needs with the marketing and purchasing of rural property.

Mark is married with four children and has been a part of this regional community for over a decade. Being based on a small farm just out of Benalla, his goal  is to achieve service excellence in  the Benalla and North East region  by implementing a practical approach to rural property marketing coupled with the support of the best  real estate  staff in the region at Kevin Hicks.

Mark is specialising in agricultural and rural lifestyle properties and agribusiness enterprises.

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Mark Skilbeck
Mobile: 0437622612

Chris Drum

Chris Drum

Chris Drum, who has been in rural and residential sales since 2001, joined Kevin Hicks Real Estate in 2006. Growing up in the Murray Valley & Goulburn Valley areas, is a valuable member to the team.

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Chris Drum
Mobile: 0400 213 223

Gerald Sabri

Gerald Sabri

I joined Kevin Hicks Real Estate in June 2008 and have been trained and groomed by the leading Real Estate Agency in the Goulburn Valley where I have obtained huge insight and knowledge and therefore believe I am very fortunate to be involved in this organization.

 When you meet with me you will be impressed with my warm nature and ability to make you feel very comfortable, yet professional and driven to achieve results that you require. Having previously worked for I.K. Caldwell for 7 years, I enjoy working closely with people and have established a good name with honesty and integrity being my main focus. With my commitment to the Shepparton Swans Football Club, the Old Student’s Cricket Club, and a strong association with the Albanian Community, along with my easy going manner and excellent knowledge of the Shepparton and Goulburn Valley area, I am very passionate and focused and will commit fully to your needs. Property has always been a passion of mine & I pride myself on being the best

Residential Agent I can be, by setting a very high standard for myself.

I am married to a local girl, Jessica and we both support our local community and believe Shepparton is the perfect place to work, play sport, socialize and bring up a family.

 

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Gerald Sabri
Mobile: 0421 743 555

Nicole Male

Nicole Male Nicole first joined Kevin Hicks Real Estate in May 2008.  Since then Nicole has been predominantly selling residential real estate in Shepparton.  After gaining experience in this field with tremendous results, this office required and agent to specialize in selling businesses which Nicole has achieved excellence in this field.  Nicole excels in marketing real estate, particularly residential and businesses as she has a very sound knowledge of these areas of selling.
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Nicole Male
Mobile: 0434 548 732

David Wilson

David has joined the residential sales team at our Numurkah Office and is enthusiastic and ambitious and ready to meet all of your real estate needs. 

If you are looking around the Numurkah/Nathalia area for a new home or an investment, don't hesitate to contact David now.

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David Wilson
Mobile: 0428 222 611

Terry Shiels

Terry Shiels Residential Sales
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Terry Shiels
Mobile: 0448 573 820

Paul Durden

Paul Durden

 
Paul brings to Kevin Hicks Real Estate an extensive knowledge of Rural, Residential and Clearing Sale experience. With over 10 years in real estate and a long dairy farm background, Paul grew up in Katandra West playing and supporting the local footy club. He left school to work on a local dairy farm then moved to share farming before purchasing a dairy farm in Invergordon.


Paul became a real estate agent in 2003 after studying his agents’ representative course, selling his dairy farm and settling in Shepparton with his wife and four children before returning to gain his full real estate license,


Paul is a very experienced auctioneer in both rural and residential property sales and particularly enjoys conducting clearing sales and liaising with farmers.


Paul has been involved in the local community for many years and has strived to achieve excellent service and above all, an honest approach.


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Paul Durden
Mobile: 0409 563 671

Madi Cahill

Madi Cahill

Madi is one of our Residential Property Managers in Shepparton

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Madi Cahill

Vicki Fox

Vicki Fox Vicki is our Residential Property Manager in Numurkah
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Vicki Fox

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