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

Director

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.

Marx Real Estate Stephany Allatt

Stepany Allatt​

PROPERTY MANAGER ADMINISTRATOR

Boutique Real Estate firms succeed by building unique teams of multi-talented professionals, which is why Stephany was a natural choice to join Marx Real Estate. She performs an integral administrative role across the firm’s business streams of Sales and Property Management, and as a qualified and experienced Property Manager Stephany is responsible for creating revenue and managing expenses, paying attention to details in order to protect landlords, tenants and the company. Stephany brings her own distinctive brand of excellent customer service, transparency and credibility to the firm, and is proud to be part of a team that pride themselves on their specialist local knowledge, skilled property sales and rental appraisals, superb negotiating skills and a genuinely caring attitude.

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. 

Past clients have rated Stephen 10/10. Their testimonials refer to his work ethic, dedication and professionalism, his open and honest manner and his ability to negotiate doggedly to achieve not only a result but the best result for all. The prices achieved for his clients are often above expectation. Being confident and experienced and having a passion for both people and real estate Stephen would love to assist you in that emotional decision to buy or sell your home.

Marx Real Estate has a culture that sits well with Stephen’s own values; positive attitudes, courage, respect, honesty and integrity, persistence and loyalty.

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