“My primary goal in real estate is to build relationships with my clients and see them grow financially through property. The privilege we have at Verse Property is to achieve what we set out to achieve, do what we said we would do and have a lot of fun along the way. We’ve had the opportunity to create a culture from the ground up rather than have to change something that was set in stone, so there’s a tremendous satisfaction in being part of growing something that puts our clients at the front and centre of all our decisions.”
Steve Erceg was born and raised in Belmont to Croatian-migrant parents. Following a curious fascination with numbers, Steve pursued a career in accountancy following the completion of a diploma at Central Tafe and a B.Comm at Curtin University where he also combined his love of sport with a double degree in Accountancy and Sports Administration.
A broad range of jobs through his years of study all had a common denominator: people. Combined with a frequent love affair with travel, a tug of war developed between numbers and people as Steve contemplated his long term career. While working as an accountant with a commercial cleaning company, a series of chance meetings with Karl Stopic, a local real estate legend, fuelled the desire to make his long-term career on the people side of the ledger.
In 2004, Steve started his real estate career as a buyer manager, working alongside Karl at the former Real Estate Champions (REC) company and developing relationships with sellers in the East Cannington area. When Karl took an extended break, Steve launched out on his own with East Cannington as the focus of his marketing activity.
Steve achieved prolific results while working with REC including Top Selling Sales Representative and the Director’s Award: an award for both performance and a broader contribution to building the culture of the company. During his time at REC, Steve developed a working partnership with Trent Garrett and developed a wealth of knowledge in property development including property trusts, strata titles and project management.
Having discovered first-hand how effectively the two worked together, Steve and Trent made a momentous decision to launch their own real estate business and on April 20, 2009, Verse Property was born. The management of Verse Property allows Steve to continue work with clients and utilise his strong analytical and accountancy skills.
Outside and around his long hours in the real estate industry, Steve indulges in a smorgasbord of activities including running, gym, cycling, jet-skiing, travel, building things, entertaining, music...and the occasional sleep.
He is driven by a desire to deliver winning results for his clients through working passionately to exceed their expectations and regards the strong level of repeat business and referrals as the ultimate testimony of people’s satisfaction with his service.