Established 1998

About us

Our team

Michael Ramsay – Buyers Advocate in Melbourne

Michael Ramsay, founder

Michael Ramsay, founder of The Advocates, is a fully licensed real estate agent with more than 25 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 with Michael please contact him on 0418 334 075  or email


Tony Rindfleisch

Tony has an extensive background in real estate that has enabled him to gain a rare insight into the market. He bought his first Melbourne property in 1988 and has an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of the market through previous roles as Property Editor of the Sunday Herald Sun, as a property commentator on radio 3AW and as Real Estate Editor of News Corp Australia’s Leader Newspaper Group. This experience has assisted Tony to gain widespread personal contacts in the industry who open doors to off-market transactions and have helped him to build his family’s investment property portfolio. Tony has also worked for 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 sourcing and negotiating 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