Ben Ridley - Director/Sales
M: 0407 830 970
I am a born and bred local, I started my schooling at Mildura West Primary School and completed my secondary education at St. Joseph’s College in 1999. Real Estate is in my blood, my father Gavin Ridley and my auntie Cheryl Reberger are both highly respected local real estate agents and both directors of First National Collie and Tierney and my uncle is a director of a highly successful real estate franchise based in Melbourne.
I started my real estate career in Geelong where I learnt from some of the best agents in the country. I lived in Geelong for nearly 5 years before moving back home to Mildura with my wife Diana at the start of 2008 to continue real estate with my father. As of 2013, I have also proudly become a Director at First National Collie & Tierney.
I pride myself on providing the highest quality service to all of my clients and always strive to get the best possible result no matter how much work is required. My goals in the near future are to continue to meet my clients needs and to provide each of them with the best service in the district.
My wonderful wife and our sons Jude and Tommy are the loves of my life.
"Very professional, returned every missed call ASAP. Completed everything I asked. Excellent service. Highly recommend Ben to anyone looking to buy a property in Mildura and surrounding areas."
"Overall the sale process was pretty good. I talked to 3 different agents before choosing Ben. I liked that Ben picked up the highlights of the property pretty quickly and that they were the same highlights that I saw in the property. I found that having both Ben and Kelly together was a big advantage – especially at opens. I thought the communication was good and always found the information spot on. He was very confident and competent and built rapport very quickly. Pricing was not the cheapest but I felt I certainly got the service that it warranted."
"I was very impressed with the experience. Everything was very professional and I loved that I was constantly kept in the loop throughout the process, at no stage was I left guessing what was going on."
"Ben arranged inspection times to suit the buyers and was always punctual when meeting them. Ben followed up on any queries relating to the property. At all times Ben was cheerful and we enjoyed dealing with him."
Darryl & Judith Greene
"Ben was a great help when selling my house. He was honest and had a very positive attitude towards his job. I would recommend Ben to anyone wanting to buy or sell their home. He made the process less stressful for me due to his professionalism."
Courtney Bailey & Ryan Meredith
"Both Jennie and myself had an understanding and help from our first meeting. Nothing was too much trouble, always kept in touch. Never having done anything like this Ben explained everything that we could understand and gave us piece of mind and confidence and sold the property in a week, excellent! We would both not hesitate in naming Ben Ridley as a caring, honest and down to earth person to handle any real estate matters. Can't speak highly enough of him. Thank you"
Barb Shortt & Jennifer Farrell
"Ben’s service was A+++. I have dealt with many real estate agent’s in the past and Ben was the first agent to actually value my time and made feel like I was his highest priority when I am sure he would have been busy with other properties and clients. He was always friendly and helpful and the communication from Ben was fantastic!"
Johan and Nicole Pihl
QUALIFIED: Ben is a Company Director and Senior Sales staff member at First National Collie & Tierney
Fully Licensed Estate Agent - VIC & NSW
EXPERIENCE: Ben has been in the real estate industry since 2004
FOCUSED: Ben’s talented support team takes care of administration tasks so he can focus solely on the critical duties of selling your home:
• Pricing your home & planning your marketing strategy
• Showing prospective buyers through your property
• Obtaining offers from potential buyers & handling all negotiations
PROVEN RESULTS: Ben has sold millions of dollars worth of Real Estate
CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Company Director • Senior property consultant both in Vic & NSW • Awarded several State & National Achiever Awards for high sales and service • Auctioneer in Victoria and New South Wales