Hello and thanks for stopping by.

Even I am surprised to find myself in this industry – see I work in real estate, but I am not the ‘real estate’ type. My love of property and the Brisbane lifestyle has led me here. I established The Informed Buyer in 2018 as I knew there had to be an easier and better way to purchase a home.

Brisbane has been my home since attending university here over 25 years ago. Back then I would explore all the city had to offer. I still love explore, but I do so now from a different perspective with my primary school-age children in tow.

My love of real estate began in my early twenties when I bought my first apartment. Around this time, I also commenced my career working in the corporate world as an accountant and financial analyst. I gained valuable experience in Brisbane and Sydney in some of Australia’s largest and most respected organisations. While my finance career was exciting, I was always drawn back to property – keeping a close eye on the market and assisting friends and family with their purchases.

As my career advanced so did my family and after having our third child it became evident that it was time to scale up our family home. I was able to use my real estate experience to successfully navigate the buying journey, purchasing an off-market property.

It was at this point that I realised it was time to combine my love of Brisbane and property with my professional skills and analytical background to start The Informed Buyer.

From my very first client I knew that being a professional and a good listener my business would thrive. In fact, it has grown from strength to strength gratifyingly from a foundation of referrals and positive word-of-mouth.

Today, The Informed Buyer is a highly trusted and reputable Buyer’s Agency purchasing properties for a range of clients within a 12km radius of the Brisbane CBD. Over the years I have helped numerous families, couples and individuals secure their dream home and investors to secure exceptional options for their portfolios.

I’m here to do things differently, with an authentic and transparent process. I’m not afraid of going against the status quo by offering a new and different service model. I also pride myself on having a strict policy of not accepting or paying referral fees – so my clients can be 100% confident that I’m working solely in their best interests.

My goal is to deliver a superior Buyer’s Agent service – one that produces unbelievable results for all my clients.

Licensed Real Estate Agent – QLD 4215511
Bachelor of Business Mgt
Bachelor of Commerce


Vanessa is a registered Real Estate salesperson and specialist in customer service, marketing and communications. Having worked across numerous industries for large, international organisations including the Singapore Government and Virgin Australia Airlines as well as small local, businesses, including her own, Vanessa brings to clients an exceptionally well-rounded set of skills, knowledge and service. Vanessa’s love of homes and all things property led her to seek out a role with Jayne at The Informed Buyer.

Having grown up in Sydney, travelled the world, and lived and worked overseas, Vanessa has called Brisbane home for the past 23 years. She is passionate about Brisbane and truly believes there is no better place to live and raise a family. Vanessa is a mother of two teenagers and a ten-year-old and having bought, sold and renovated property in Brisbane believes she knows a thing or two about finding the perfect family home.

Vanessa’s warm, friendly approach combined with her professionalism and passion for client service is what sets her apart. Her in-depth local knowledge and ease with building rapport has enabled her to develop strong, trusted relationships. Vanessa’s attention to detail and trustworthy approach makes her a valued team member.

Vanessa relishes the opportunity to deliver results by helping individuals, families, and investors to achieve their property purchasing goals.

Real Estate Institute of Queensland Registered Real Estate Sales Person – 4553420
Bachelor of Arts in Marketing & Advertising
Master of Business in Communication