Gebhardts Real Estate was established in 1955 by Miss Helen Gebhardt in a tiny room at the foot of Jens Hotel annexe with a second-hand typewriter and desk. In a matter of one year, the business grew, and Miss Gebhardt moved to 18 Watson Terrace. Miss Gebhardt was dedicated to her business right up until she was 85 when ill health forced her to retire from the business. 

In 1969 Ron Chuck commenced at Gebhardt’s Real Estate and when Miss Gebhardt retired, he decided to take over the business and develop it into what we all know today. In 1988 Ron’s son, Paul, commenced as a salesperson and now is the director of Gebhardt’s. 

In 1991, the Gebhardt’s team moved into their new office complex on Helen Street where the business is still situated today. The agency is one of the largest, independent real estate firms in the South East and prides itself on its professional, honest and friendly service. 

Together the team totals 10 staff members with a huge wealth of knowledge and passion for the industry. We operate differently from many other agencies and work together as a team to ensure that all our client's needs are met while achieving the best possible outcome. 



The sales team is made up of Director Paul Chuck who has now been serving the local community for 35 years, Ben Jeffrey, the sales manager and finally, Emily Rayner, a sales consultant. Together they have more than 55 years of experience, so you know your property will be in safe hands when you choose to sell your valued assets. The team sell everything from residential, rural, and commercial real estate to businesses. They have a very comprehensive understanding of all facets of real estate and provide an exceptionally high standard of customer service. 

Assisting our sales consultants are our two administration team members Sharon Stafford and Andrea Close, both assisting with advertising, contract preparation and many behind-the-scenes tasks. 



The property management team boasts an abundance of skills and knowledge in residential and commercial property management. Senior Property Manager, Sharyn Ferguson, has over 40 years of experience in the real estate industry and has been with the Gebhardts team for 35 years. While still overlooking the residential portfolio, Sharyn’s main role now is managing the commercial properties.  

Property managers Courtney Watson, Bernie Gaylard and Melissa Blanck also bring many years of experience within the industry and together look after the residential portfolio. Rental administration assistant Milla Buckingham supports all of our property managers in their day-to-day tasks and is the very friendly face that welcomes you into our office along with the sales administration staff. 

The rental team share the Gebhardt’s principles and philosophies of working together to provide the highest standard of service to landlords and tenants alike.