Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate

Our Leadership

A Wealth of Experience to Lead Our Business

We understand that people depend on our leadership and expertise every single day. From providing sound property advice, guiding customers through the process of buying or selling their main asset, and providing people with employment and career stability. Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate is fortunate to have experienced people leading the business at a corporate level and running each of our locations across the country and globe.

The Australian business is run by a team of professionals with expertise and skills in various disciplines including real estate, franchising, marketing, information technology and finance. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate operates in the U.S., Canada, Bahamas and Australia.

Charles Tarbey, Chairman of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Australia

Charles Tarbey began his career in the industry in 1972 as an Assistant Property Manager. With his age against him, Charles found it difficult to obtain a sales position until an agent gave him the opportunity and it was here, at the age of eighteen, that Charles sold his first home.

Three years later, Charles purchased a real estate business with the equity gained through a home he had previously purchased.

In March 1983, he embarked upon his biggest challenge and commenced Combined Real Estate, which became a well-known Sydney and New South Wales Real Estate Franchise Network that Charles built to 56 offices.

On September 29th 1995 Charles purchased the Australasian arm of the Century 21 Australasia and merged the two companies.

In 2011, Charles acquired the property assets of Wentworth Holdings (8000 Residential, Commercial and Industrial management), one of Australia’s largest property management groups. The purchase saw this property management business integrated into his main company Century 21, making it one of Australia’s largest and most diverse property groups.

When the opportunity arose to launch another iconic brand in the Australian real estate sector, Charles did not hesitate to launch Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate in 2018.

Charles Tarbey is also the author of two Real Estate books: Profit-Driven Real Estate and Listing Rich.

To learn more about Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate contact your local branch.    

James Bell
CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Australia

Tania Minchella
CEO of Combined Franchise Services

Andrew Lane
Senior Growth Manager

Greg Reed
QLD Business Growth Manager

Michael Spork
NSW Business Growth Manager

George Tarbey
NSW/ACT Business Growth Manager

Robin Wilson
Head of Operations

Selena Wiseman
Training and Onboarding Manager

Allen Hirmiz
Chief Technology Officer

Gabby Paterson
Creative & Marketing Manager

Sharon Zhuang
Accounts Manager

Caroline Alayan
Corporate Receptionist