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Derek Schroder

Derek Schroder
Sales and Marketing Consultant

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Mobile: 0418 980 401

Derek arrived in Brisbane in 1988 with his wife, Elviry and 4 small children. He was recruited here by Daphne and Trevor Fancutt for his tennis prowess to help run and coach at their tennis centre in Lutwyche. Derek was a top Springbok tennis player, winning many tournaments in South Africa and also playing at Wimbledon for 13 years, Roland Garros, Forest Hills (which is now the USA Open) and the WCT tour in the USA. John Newcombe, an Australian world no 1 tennis player, and good friend of Derek’s was also instrumental in helping Derek and his family to attain permanent residency here in Australia.
Besides his tennis and sporting ability, Derek is also a high school Maths and Science teacher but because of all his travels decided to rather pursue his tennis career as well as running his very successful sports shop in Johannesburg, called DEREK SCHRODER SPORTS, selling arms and ammunition as well sporting gear. Here in Australia he opened three SPORTSCRAZY shops, one in Kenmore, Toowong and Capalaba. In 1996 he decided on a career change and began his real estate career with the PROFFESSIONALS in Kenmore, which he co-owned with another Springbok sports great, this time in rugby, Gerald Bosch who is a long-time friend. Derek was the no 1 salesman for the Western Suburbs area and won many awards for BEST SALESMAN and LISTER, MOST SALES PER QUARTER etc during his time with the Professionals.
Selling real estate is his passion, and is known for his honesty and integrity. He goes the extra mile for all his clients of which he has many and will leave no stone unturned to keep the contracts together if there are any problems. He is always available and is an excellent communicator and negotiator. You will not be disappointed with his service if you employ Derek to sell your home with his 20years experience and his local knowledge!
“There is no substitute for experience”

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