William Porteous: 37 years in local and international real estate

William Porteous: 37 years in local and international real estate

WILLIE Porteous (right) has been selling real estate throughout WA, Australia and internationally for 37 years.

He established Dalkeith-based William Porteous Properties International in 2008 and has built a strong, experienced team.

“Our team is fantastic, highly qualified and well-educated,” Mr Porteous said.

“Most have university degrees and have worked or studied overseas.

“As well as extensive international contacts, they also have strong language skills in Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, French and Portuguese, which has been a huge benefit for our clients.”

Mr Porteous has seen the western suburbs grow and change over the years and said interest in the area remained strong.

“It has been a well-established area for many years and is very attractive and offers a range of opportunities,” he said.

“While we are seeing interest from overseas buyers, the greatest activity is among local buyers looking to upgrade into these suburbs.”

Mr Porteous said family homes and waterfront properties were in demand and the area was also experiencing a lot of renovation and building.

“A lot of residents bought or built their homes 30 years ago when they were in their 50s, and now they are looking to downsize and move onto something more modern,” he said.

“This means there are big homes in premium locations becoming available and there is a great opportunity for people to buy and then renovate or bulldoze and build.”

While they are well known for their work in the western suburbs, William Porteous Properties International also sells throughout Perth, the South-West and Mr Porteous still takes on select national and international listings. n