Marx Real Estate is a family owned business, that is intrinsically focused on working with the community to continue the steady growth of the Barossa Real Estate market.​

Our Story
Marx founder Sara is the creative mind and driving force behind the Marx Real Estate Team. Her passionate and holistic approach is one not normally seen within the selling arena, but one which sees her driving her brand to “sell real estate differently” in order to hit the targets for the Marx clients.

Sara’s enthusiasm for helping people, empowering and working with like minded people and her love of real estate was the catalyst as to why Marx Real Estate was created in 2016.

Our Brand
The Marx brand was born out of a creative solution to remind Sara and her team why the business was formed and to be a continual reminder of the importance of the Marx Culture.

The rustic nature of the Barossa created the basis of the thoughts for the vision behind the brand. The Barossa “Be Consumed” adverts were being continually played and the raw earthiness as well as the openness of the advertising drew me to think more deeply about what a brand can mean…This thinking led me towards knowing that we are hitting a target for a vendor as well as a purchaser – like a marksman or a hunter.That our job is to hit a target for both parties and to do it with precision and accuracy. There also needed to be an “X” within the name, because it was about “x” marking the spot or target, about finishing what we have started and about being happy with the result.

The brand Marx was therefore born from a desire to drive the staff and clients forward on their journeys and to empower those who work with us to achieve their desired outcomes.

Our Values
– Enthusiasm and passion for real estate
– Honesty
– Leadership
– Accountability
– Quality
– Respect
– Persistence

This is our simple pledge to provide and give the best service that we can for all of our clients. 

Our Culture
The culture of Marx Real Estate is incredibly important and will always remain so.
Our goal is to provide an environment that nurtures and assists its staff to grow and to continue to inspire them to strive for excellence with in the industry of Real Estate in order to provide a supportive, nurturing and positive outcome for our clients.

Marx Real Estate Sara La Nauze

Sara La Nauze

Director/Sales Consultant

Sara is the founder of Marx Real Estate and is not just a Sales Agent – she is a marketer, seller, and master negotiator, and has a great eye for styling and detail. Now possessing 15+ years’ experience within the industry with her passion for selling real estate commencing in the South Australia coastal town of Robe where she efficiently managed 80+ holiday homes building a strong rapport with the home owners which led to her also taking on the selling of these investment properties.

In 2004 Sara, her husband Andy (a winemaker) and children moved to the Barossa to enjoy the wonderful ‘small community, big heart’ atmosphere of this gourmet food and wine region. Being a qualified para legal, Sara initially worked for a local law firm but she was drawn back into what she loves best – Real Estate. Five years later she has a proven track record of selling a broad range of properties throughout the Barossa.

Sara has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the sales process gained through both her legal and real estate experiences. Sara loves to ‘look outside the square’ when selling homes and brings a fresh and unique approach to the sales process.
“When you love what you do, it shows”!!


Marx Real Estate Andy La Nauze

Andy La Nauze


Andrew La Nauze brings 20 years of wine industry experience to the Marx Real Estate team. Raised in the Barossa, his interest in viticulture began at Nuriootpa High School, well known for its teaching of Viticulture and Wine making. However initially he obtained a degree in Radiography before the Wine making bug hit him and he graduated Oenology at the University of Adelaide in 2001.

His first two years of experience were gained at Norfolk
Rise Winery in Robe, then in 2004 he commenced as a Winemaker at one of the Barossa’s largest wineries Yalumba, as a Winemaker. At Yalumba Andrew has taken on a number of wine making responsibilities covering most grape growing regions throughout South Australia where Yalumba source their grapes. Andrew maintains a full time role at Yalumba but brings to the Team a wealth of management and goal setting experience as well as a thorough knowledge of viticulture and wine making enterprises which are vital to understanding the needs of potential Vendors from the viticulture sector.
Besides a love of wine and family, Andrew keeps busy by playing the guitar (proficiently) and singing (rather badly), playing basketball and tennis and keeping his rather large garden under control.

Elle McArdle

Sales Administration

Elle McArdle joins the team at Marx Real Estate, after having six years out of real estate working in the wine & events industry. Elle is excited to be back working in an industry she is very passionate about, assisting the sales consultants at Marx Real Estate to achieve the best results for their clients. Elle has worked in most areas of real estate starting her career in property management and then moving into a sales consultant position as well as sales administration. When you list your property for sale with the Marx Team rest assured you are in the best possible hands.

Wendy Smith

Property Manager

Wendy has been a Barossa local for more than 17 years, moving here with her husband and 2 daughters from the north eastern suburbs of Adelaide.  She is passionate about this beautiful part of the world.  She is very approachable and genuinely dedicated to caring for your investment property.  Wendy brings to Marx Real Estate previous experience as a Property Manager and a former Wine Ambassador and prides herself on the rapport she develops with landlords, tenants and customers.

Contact Wendy on 8564 3884 if you would like personalised, professional service to manage your investment property.


Marx Real Estate Stephen Thompson

Stephen Thompson

Senior Sales Consultant

Stephen grew up in Adelaide before moving to Birdwood and then the South East where he ran three properties for his family encompassing wool, prime lamb and cropping enterprises as well as a hay contracting and exporting business. Stephen has been involved in his local communities in the sporting arena ,local government, school councils and a broad range of volunteering activities.

With over 30 years’ experience in rural pursuits, sales and marketing, Stephen has the skills needed to help you achieve your goals.

Stephen is very much a people person, able to listen and communicate and a determination to get the job done.

Stephen began his real estate career in the Adelaide Hills and achieved outstanding results being amongst the groups top agents on many occasions. Having a son and grandchildren living in the Barossa led Stephen to make the move and he now resides in Angaston.