We are non-residents of Australia looking for a property in the Melbourne Area as our daughters will be attending Universities in Melbourne & through a friend we were recommended to hire the services of Astute Buyers Advocates & boy are we glad we did!

From the moment we were introduced to John we had a gut feeling we were in good hands of a trusted experienced professional who could get the job done for us by truly representing us the buyer. All throughout the property purchase process John was thorough, eager to offer advice on all aspects of the process. On the final negotiations of our chosen house, he along with his brother David managed to save us more than AUS$20,000 on listed price which was really a huge saving as that would help pay for all the Govt fees etc.. Even with a very rocky experience with the finance that we underwent (very stressful) when banks changed the rules from under our feet we persevered with the help of John who was with us every step of the way to close out the deal successfully with keys being handed over mid-February. 

We wish to express our deep gratitude to John & all the staff at Astute Buyers Advocates & we would truly recommend them to anyone local or foreign who wishes to seek a property in the Melbourne Area & for us we will always stay in touch or use their services in the future.

Fantastic Job John!


Best Wishes

Richard & Devi 

Heathmont 3135




We have known and used Astute Buyers Advocates three times over 5 years and every time has been a rewarding experience. We estimate the have saved us around $100,000 in those 5 years! You cannot argue with those figures, they simply get the job done & save you time, money and stress.

Whether selling or buying, they have made the process so easy and you always feel you have the upper hand when you have them on your side. If you're in any doubt as to whether you want to engage their services, I urge you to watch David Melatti in action at an auction. It's a sight to behold. The other bidders have no chance!


- Calum and Deb, Nunawading


"Many thanks to David, and An, for their help in purchasing my new home, ensuring the experience was surprisingly positive and fun. They understood the parameters of my search and were great at contextualising that within the current market. I found David very easy to communicate with and my queries were responded to promptly. It was great to have their buffer between me and the real estate agents in negotiating the sale prior to auction. I have recommended them to others and would definitely use Astute Buyers Services again for peace of mind and savings."





- Sandra, purchased in Elwood.


Astute Buyers Advocates acquired this property $34,000 under Sandra’s budget. This is the Astute Average in savings!

I want to express my sincere gratitude for the wonderful service we received from Astute Buyers Advocates.

David, thank you for representing my Mum and I. You took the stress off our shoulders with your research, professionalism and expertise. We could not have secured our property in Seathorpe Ave without you!

I will be recommending Astute Buyers Advocates to all my friends and family when they are considering buying or selling.


- Jennifer, Bentleigh





Buying a house and negotiating can be a daunting task.

Thankfully I had a gentleman by the name of David Melatti from Astute Buyers Advocates by my side.

David took the worry out of finding the right house, negotiating and teaching me the art form present at Auctions and real estate as a whole.

I can’t thank him and his brother John enough for all their help and I will definitely be working with the Astute Buyers Advocates team on my next property. 


- Richie, Altona North

We engaged David and John to help us in our home buying adventure on the recommendation of a friend, and we have not regretted our decision.

John and David met us for the initial consultation and answered all of our many questions. Their services gave us a strong sense of security – knowing that someone had our back during the whole process was very reassuring.

Because of John and David’s market analysis, sound research and clear advice, we were able to secure a beautiful home for our family, for a realistic price. It would have been so much more stressful without their help – and seeing john in action at the auction was a thing to behold. I’m sure he thrives on that sort of adrenaline, which made our experience a lot smoother!

Our sincere thanks to you both, John and David!


- Caitlin & Bernard, first home buyers