Cate Bakos completed a degree with honours in Chemistry at Monash University in 1996, but has held a passion for property long before her career in science.
Purchasing her first property at 21, Cate continued to invest in property whilst developing her career in sales and marketing with Orica (formerly ICI). In 2003, Cate won a marketing and busary award, however her passion for real estate saw her make the decision to move into property.
Commencing her new career in an office in Sandringham, Cate’s approach towards home-matching and selection guided her clients through the maze of property. Qualifying and working as a mortgage broker after the birth of her daughter and throughout the GFC has become one of the most valuable ‘apprenticeships’ she could have served. Her appreciation of lending policy, loan restrictions, borrowing capacity calculation, and cashflow analysis is what sets her apart from her competitors.
Cate studied Property Services in 2010 at Swinburne University and obtained her real estate license. She founded Empower Wealth Property Advisory P/L as a director in 2011 and guided over 700 clients through their various property journeys over that time. In 2014 she left her directorship to launch Cate Bakos Property; a boutique Melbourne business catering to her loyal clients. Cate’s extensive asset-selection experience not only in Melbourne metro suburbs but also in Victorian regional markets including Ballarat and Geelong has given her a valuable point of difference to offer her cashflow-driven clients.
Amy Mylius holds a full Victorian Real Estate license and is an experienced Buyers Advocate and Associate at Cate Bakos Property.
She has a Commerce/Arts degree from University of Melbourne with a major in Economics. Amy has previously worked for the State Government as an economics researcher and owned her own company in the environmental efficiency field before identifying her passion for property and commencing her Buyer’s Advocacy training alongside Cate in 2013.
Amy is a multiple property investor herself and has project managed improvements and renovation works within her portfolio. Amy facilitates information sessions on a regular basis for first time investors and is a strong supporter for young people getting into the property investment market.
Amy has strong research and analytical skills, which she applies to all facets of property investing, including comparable sales analysis, rental appraising, cash flow projection and suburb gentrification. Amy’s extensive experience with clients’ assignments spans high level negotiations, auction bidding, contract population and property manager interviewing and selection.