About

HomeLoop is the vision of a team who could see huge inefficiencies in the traditional forms of communication used by real estate agencies, and a need for simple, real-time communication with their database.

Who are we?

We’re a young and ambitious company, obsessed with improving communication processes, giving real estate agents and property managers reliable real-time data on buyer and tenant feedback. 

Our headquarters are in Melbourne but our technology, marketing, design and user experience teams are based right across Australia and the globe.

Our front-office team is among the best in the business

Steve Carroll

Steve Carroll’s career is one of epic proportions. He’s held top-tier leadership positions for three of the world’s leading media companies – including international giants REA Group and News Corp – leading hundreds of staff.

His obsession with technology and digital media has seen him liaise with the top tech giants across the world including Google, LinkedIn and Facebook. As the CEO of HomeLoop, Steve’s vision is razor sharp: to drive real estate to be at the cutting edge of technology innovation.

Divesh Sareen

Divesh is a solution-focused strategic thinker and innovator with more than 15 years experience in real estate and proptech. 

As HomeLoop’s Chief Technology Officer, Divesh is responsible for helping the business achieve its objectives using technology – including continuous improvement, development, and the roll-out of the HomeLoop technology stack and broader platform solution to help take the property buying experience to the next level.

Divesh is an IT professional with a masters in IT from Swinburne University. His career to date includes roles with REA Group, and founding an augmented reality-based real estate start-up.

Ben Hodge

Ben is passionate about two things: high-performing teams and customer experience.

He has more than two decades experience in leading people and implementing change management projects within the digital, technology, media, franchising, property development, real estate and building industries.

Ben’s role at HomeLoop is diverse and includes attracting and developing talent, driving sales effectiveness, optimising sales operations, enhancing customer experience and creating a values-led culture.

Bree Element

Bree is a journalist and powerhouse marketer whose strengths lie in the brave new world of content – how to produce powerful and compelling stories that simplify and engage.

Her 25+ years communications industry experience makes her one of the nation’s most respected and sought-after marketers and public relations experts, and includes roles with realestate.com.au, Fairfax Media and Sydney Opera House.

At HomeLoop, Bree is responsible for brand awareness and engagement, lead generation, and best-in-class customer communication.

Bree was once PR manager for Mark Brandon ‘Chopper’ Read. In her own words: “If you can manage Chopper’s media, you can manage anything”.

Will Trenchard

Will spent a decade as a sales consultant with acclaimed Melbourne agency Jellis Craig before becoming Employee #1 at HomeLoop in 2020. He knows the industry inside out, and his mission is to ensure real estate agents stay at the forefront of best-in-class communication with buyers.

Will is dedicated and professional but more than anything he’s a problem solver. He loves the deep relationships he gets to build with agencies and agents themselves at HomeLoop, and is committed to constantly evolving the HomeLoop technology to meet agents’ needs.

Vanessa Pennisi

With over 30 years’ experience in TV, marketing, sales, proptech and SaaS, Vanessa brings a wealth of multifaceted, customer-centric knowledge to the HomeLoop team.

Her career has been guided by a simple philosophy: relying on product is not enough—you must know your customer intimately to not only survive but thrive in today’s digital market.

Vanessa has a flair for making meaningful connections and an insatiable appetite for ensuring organisations are fully utilising HomeLoop’s potential.

Catalina Sanchez

For more than a decade, Catalina’s career has focused on one thing: exceptional customer experience.

She’s worked across a range of industries, from property to health and wellbeing, always with a focus on providing efficient, memorable and closed-loop customer experience.

Catalina is a creative problem solver who scours a range of angles to arrive at a solution for a customer. She’s obsessed with technology, especially software that makes people’s lives less complex and more efficient.

At HomeLoop, Catalina’s role is to ensure real estate agencies nation-wide are maximising the platform’s functionality.

Peter Mochrie

Recognise this handsome Aussie actor? Peter Mochrie is a 40-year veteran of stage and screen. You’ve likely seen him in The Restless Years, Home and Away, Blue Heelers, GP, Murder Call and Janet King. He also played John ‘Knocker’ Harrison in Water Rats.

Today, Peter is one of the nation’s leading public speaking, presenting and acting coaches, and an in-demand voice over artist. He also teaches at Screenwise, Australia’s top film and television school for actors

As a successful auctioneer in his own right and with a natural affinity for property, Peter was the perfect choice for the ‘voice’ of HomeLoop.