Lane Realty

For Service With A Smile

The Office

Company Data

Lane Realty was established at its current address in 1983. It was purchased from Ron and Christine Lane in January 1987 by the current owners and has operated continuously under the same trading name and at the same address for 21 years.


Lane Realty is a “boutique” real estate agency, trading only on Tamborine Mountain. We have become the leading real estate agency in the area by maintaining a high level of personal service and a level of ethical conduct that has won this small semi-rural agency four REIQ Real Estate Industry Awards over the years.

Our success has been built on hard work and an innovative attitude towards business and technology. Our small staff allows for careful “hands on” management that is only possible in a office where the owner is also the day to day manager, marketing manager, back-up salesperson, and coffee maker when needed. Technology has enhanced Lane Realty’s ability to provide professional service to our customers and clients.

Whatever we do, we always try to achieve the highest possible standard.

Being a small office makes team work a vital part of the Lane Realty service. Our listings are available to all the staff to sell, irrespective of who listed the property. We look after each other’s buyers, even negotiate and sign up contracts for a salesperson if that person is unavailable, or with other clients, when a purchaser suddenly says, “Let’s talk turkey!”.

There’s no real secrets to our success. Hard work and a willingness to listen and to learn have made Lane Realty the leading agency in this area. A sense of humour and a positive attitude are necessities for survival in real estate - there’s plenty of both in our office as you will discover the day you walk in the front door.

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“On behalf of Peter and myself I would just like to thank you and Lane Realty for my lovely plant, it was a pleasant surprise and something that I would cherish and look after to enhance our home in Tamborine.
I am very, very pleased with the house and can't wait to make it our permanent home. Woke up with the territorial call of the Kookaburras. Love the mountain and its friendly people.
Thank you once again for your patience and help offered to us with the sale of Long Road 11. God bless and keep you all at Lane Realty.”

- Peter & Susanna

“Thanks again Helen, your firm are wonderful to deal with… we would like to take this opportunity to say how wonderful your staff are, we have been surprised and delighted by their friendliness and helpfulness. Warm regards,”

- Kathy & John

“Helen, I would like to tell you that I find the Lane Realty web site to be undoubtedly the best I have ever encountered. Everything about it is appealing, from your home page onwards. It is exceptionally attractive, friendly, informative, logical and works so well at every level it is a pleasure to browse through all areas. The properties are wonderfully displayed, with excellent and comprehensive descriptions and top class photos. And the recent addition of the link to a google map is pure genius! What a fantastic idea and a great service to the client. I know the mountain well, and to see exactly where the property is located along with the satellite photo is incredibly informative. Kind regards,”

- Kay B

“Barry Chick is a fine representative of your business. Barry has been incredibly patient, helpful and understanding - and naturally this would always bring me back to your agency.”

- Kay

“Liz, We appreciate all Lane Realty is doing to manage our rental property.”

- Paul H

“Marion, Once again thanks for your help. You have done a great job (especially with all the emails back and forth) and you were always very helpful and informative. I would definitely recommend you to anyone wishing to rent a holiday house on Mt Tamborine.”

- Sarah S


1988 - Finalist - REIQ Gold Coast Region Salesperson of the Year
1993 - Winner - REIQ Gold Coast Region Salesperson of the Year
1993 - Finalist - REIQ-Courier Mail Salesperson of the Year in Queensland
REIQ Agency of the Year 2001 2000 - Finalist - REIQ Gold Coast Region Agency of the Year
2004 - Helen South honoured as a Fellow of The REIQ

ired top 10 1997 - Re-Agents Editor's April 97 Top Pick
1997 - IRED's Top 10 Hot Picks for May, 1997
1997 - One of IRED's second annual Top 10 list of Non-US sites in August 1997
1997 - Computer Magic Magical Web Award for excellence in business sites
1997 - Awards and More Best in Business Webpage Excellence Award
1997 - NGI Cybermall Top 10% Award
1997 - Real Estate Library Pure Gold Award
1998 - IRED's Top 10 “Best of 1997”
1998 - Agent News - Website of the day, 8th April 1998
Golden Web Award1999 - Vandema Gold Award
1999 - IRED Prime Location
2002 - HomeSalez.com - Real Estate TOP 100

2002-3 - Golden Web Award
2003-4 - Golden Web Award


Licensee and Managing Director

Helen South

Sales Team

Barry Chick
Elizabeth Stirling
Marilyn McPhail

Rental Management Team

Ed Gordon
Rental Manager
Nina Worsely
Holiday Rental Manager

Support Staff

photo by Hannah Stirling

Marion Doecke
Agency Administrator
& Financial Manager
photo by Hannah Stirling

Christine Whale
Ian Graham
(IT Manager)

Office Mascot

Little Zig (Merrifox Johnny Jumpup)
Click here to see his prize winning family from Merrifox Kennels

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For Service With a Smile
Shop 10, Tamborine Plaza, Beacon Road,
North Tamborine, Queensland, Australia 4272

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