About Western Challenge Real Estate
From their humble beginnings in 1990, Western Challenge Real Estate has been providing businesses and residents with an honest, transparent and ethical approach to the real estate industry. Over this time, we’ve developed a particular approach to real estate, and had the opportunity to truly understand the area. Operating right from the heart of Kwinana, we take it upon ourselves to not only provide a fair and professional service to the community but to get involved with the locals and develop longstanding relationships.
It’s the relationships that count
At Western Challenge Real Estate, we want to build lasting relationships with our clients. Offering honest and helpful advice is a way that we connect on a deeper level, and assists in building trust.
We want our clients to feel completely confident in our abilities, and at the same time, we also want them to feel comfortable with our approach.
Western Challenge Real Estate is very community focused as you will see by the director’s profile below.
The services that we offer to residents and businesses include:
- Residential Property Management
- Commercial Property Management
- Industrial Property Sales
Hi there, I’m John Irkis, Managing Director at Western Challenge Real Estate.
My love for the real estate industry started around 30 years ago. I’m also extremely passionate about accounting and managed KPC Accounting Pty Ltd before recently retiring. Over this time, I have come to discover the beauty of working in such an amazing town.
Since 1953, my family have been proud residents of Kwinana. I have always tried to get involved with the community and assist in spreading the magic of our town. My first community position was Treasurer of Kwinana Scouts in the late sixties I enjoyed playing and managing Kwinana Basketball in the seventies. a proud member and President of the Rotary Club of Kwinana since 1979 and all the time part of a family active in the Parish of St Vincent’s Catholic Church. I’ve spent a time serving in the local council, presently a City Freeman, and I am the current chairman of the Kwinana Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank and a passionate member of the Kwinana Golf Club.
As a result of all my interactions with Kwinana and its residents, I’ve developed a thorough understanding of how the community thinks and what it requires. For this reason, I’ve dedicated myself to ensuring that Western Challenge Real Estate is providing its amazing locals with a service that is professional and approachable. Like I’ve done my entire life, I want Western Challenge to connect with the locals; to listen to them and act in accordance with their best interests. This approach would best be described by a philosophy that I humbly standby.
Property and sales are two of my biggest passions. Since 2004, I have proudly been the Licensee/Director of Western Challenge Real Estate, and during this time I have gained a wealth of experience and local knowledge when it comes to selling properties.
During my career, I have sold in excess of $80,000,000 worth of property in the Kwinana District. These sales have been derived not only from private sellers but also large entities such as major banks, financial lending institutions, government departments, ADF and the public trustee. I have also taken a particular interest when it comes to the rural sector. This has seen me create many sales across all styles and zonings of acreage property.
From my experience in sales, knowledge of the market, dedication to my clients and understanding of the Kwinana District, I am able to provide a confident and professional service to all of my esteemed clients.
During my time here at Western Challenge Real Estate, I feel I’ve brought a wealth of knowledge to my role as Senior Property Manager and Sales Consultant. I am continually striving to ensure that a careful and professional approach is taken when dealing with and managing properties.
I believe that by looking after each property as if it were my own, I am able to invest the necessary skills and practices in delivering what’s best for our tenants and our property investors. This includes selecting the most appropriate tenants, obtaining a competitive market rental and ensuring the property is well looked after.
When it comes to investing in property, I always endeavour to make the process as streamlined and smooth as possible. Providing my clients with a seamless progression from selecting a property right up until receiving their keys is a service I’m constantly aiming to achieve.