Established 1998

About us

Our team

Michael Ramsay – Buyers Advocate in Melbourne

Michael Ramsay, founder

Michael Ramsay is the founder of The Advocates and is the officer in effective control with more than 30 years experience. His longtime involvement in auctions, investments, the tender process and purchasing off-the-plan, has equipped Michael with outstanding professional understanding of the real estate market, as well as an understanding of people and their needs. These capabilities underpin his reputation as a most accomplished buyer’s advocate.

Himself an owner of both residential and rural properties, with first-hand experience of the problems that confront purchasers of real estate, Michael was aware that many buyers require advice and assistance beyond what is offered by the selling agents. He founded a service with a fresh approach to meeting the needs of those buyers, one that was unique within the industry.

If you wish to speak to Michael please contact him on 0418 334 075 or email



Tony Rindfleisch

Tony’s results in sourcing, researching, negotiating and securing properties for clients are part of the reason that more than 90 per cent of the company’s work is from repeat clients or referrals from clients. Tony is an experienced investor who bought his first Melbourne property in 1988 and he draws on decades of property knowledge to ensure that clients buy their ideal property at the best price. Tony’s background also includes roles as Property Editor of the Sunday Herald Sun and as a property commentator on radio 3AW which have helped him to gain widespread personal contacts in the industry who open doors to off-market transactions. Tony has worked with several estate agencies in Melbourne and he knows how agents think and how to work with them to gain the best results for his clients. Property is Tony’s profession and his pastime and he is driven by gaining the best deals for clients and exceeding their expectations in service and satisfaction.

If you wish to speak to Tony please contact him on 0419 518 772 or email


Steve Rindfleisch

With over 35 years experience in senior sales and management positions, Steve is a skilled negotiator and an astute investor. He has been active in the Melbourne property market since 1984 and built an investment portfolio based on tried and tested strategies proven to maximise returns over the long term. He knows how to structure a favourable outcome for his clients by understanding the market and how real estate agents work. Passionate about property and committed to customer service excellence, Steve is looking forward to working with you to find your dream home or investment property.

If you wish to speak to Steve please contact him on 0447 447 475 or email