Putting the passion and personal touch back into property!


The term ‘Typical Real Estate Agent’ could not be further from accurate when describing Von Barnes, which becomes evident upon meeting this kind, warm and passionate human! Whilst her achievements and results in both business and the real estate industry are extensive; Von prefers to let her immediately captivating charisma do the talking, and trust us, it is much more engaging that a list of numbers and stats!


Brisbane born and bred, Von has degrees in Arts and Education, discovering her enthusiasm for sales early in her career with a role as Director for Mary Kay Cosmetics, a position that she held for 30 years. Combining her life skills and enthusiasm for helping others, Von began her real estate career over a decade ago, with the vision of starting her own company. This aspiration became a reality in 2016 when Pinnacle Properties officially opened its’ doors with a team of just five.


Amongst her many notable accomplishments, Von has travelled internationally as a motivational speaker, is an ambassador for Red Nose Day, SIDS for Kids and was awarded Queenslander of the Year in 2010. Empowering women in business, Von’s motto ‘To give women the opportunity to fulfil the lifestyle they deserve’ continues to be her mantra to this very day, employing a powerhouse of predominantly female staff.


You only have to read one of her many testimonials to realise that Von is not your average agent, with her client’s using phrases such as ‘an absolute delight’, ‘dynamic’ and ‘emotionally invested’ to describe her. Von’s professionalism, keen eye for detail and tenacity creates the recipe for an exceptional agent that will not only help you to achieve an optimal result, but hold your hand through the process with kindness, empathy and dedication.


Von lists her weakness as chocolate, cheese and champagne, and her strengths as communication, compassion and community. A genuinely caring and humble person, you will never feel like just a number when working with Von and her team, with over 90% of her business coming from referrals. No matter where you are in your real estate journey, Von is honoured to work with each and every client to not only exceed their expectations and deliver outstanding service, but to put the passion and personal touch back into property!