About us

Ian Simpson & Co. is a family owned business with local people, here to work for you, dedicated to provide excellent customer service to not only vendors but to buyers as well. We listen to what you have to say, servicing our clients with detailed and up-to-date research and reporting.

We are a very active business, involved heavily in the local community of Forbes and the surrounding Central west area..

We are a complete real estate business offering residential sales, rural sales, water sales and property management.

No property is too big or too small, we are here to help in anyway we can - your success is our success.


Ian Simpson

Director/ Principal

The 4th generation of a farming family from Tottenham, Ian started work in a local real estate agency in Forbes approximately 10 years ago, he quickly found his niche and accumulated excellent experience and success with rural property and water sales.  Ian has also won numerous awards for rural property marketing innovation.  With a desire to provide a professional and specialist service to clients both locally and further a field, Ian decided to open his own business in 2013.  Ian is a Licensed Stock & Station Agent, Real Estate Agent and an Accredited Auctioneer.



Tammie Simpson

Director/ Administration

Tammie is from a well known local farming family in Forbes. Tammie is a qualified Pharmacist and in her spare time a mother of two, Ava and Harry. Tammie partners Ian in Ian Simpson & Co. as a director and also handling all accounts and administration.



Tara Kelly


Tara began working in the real estate industry in 1997 starting as Property Manager in Dubbo.  After several years, Tara put her career on hold to look after her family.  In 2007 Tara settled in Forbes and took on an administration role at a local Forbes agency.  Over the last decade Tara has climbed the ladder of success in real estate, from being a nationally awarded real estate sales assistant before becoming a well respected local Residential Sales Agent.  The opportunity arose to purchase her own real estate business in 2017 and Tara has embraced being Principal/Director of Property Management at Ian Simpson & Co.  Attention to detail and outstanding client service are what Tara has a reputation for.  Landlords and tenants are treated with respect and Tara is mindful of the financial implications on the investor.  If you have a property to rent or sell in Parkes, Forbes or Eugowra, Tara Kelly will deliver the results you are looking for.



Stacey Clarke

Residential Sales Specialist

Stacey is born and bred in Forbes, the town she loves and calls home. A love for the land and animals saw Stacey start in real estate as a Rural Sales Assistant and after 2 years studying and learning all there is about Real Estate, Stacey is now the Residential Sales Specialist. A country girl at heart, Stacey provides some of the most inspiring personalised customer service a client deserves, you know your getting the best service when buying or selling with Stacey. 



Natasha Hosie

Residential Sales Specialist

Tash is a local that loves the town she lives in and calls home. Born and raised in the Condobolin/Tullibigeal districts Tash has a great understanding and business background for Agriculture and Farming.Being the daughter of well know farmers in the district Iain and Jenny Tyack, Tash has had a passion for farming and business all her life.In 2012 Tash started her career in Real Estate with her enthusiastic, honest, reliable traits Tash loves a good challenge.​Tash has 2 children and thrives on the daily challenges that both work and home life throws at her.Whether it be your looking for your first home or investment property or looking to sell, Tash understands how important it is to achieve your property goals as stress-free and smoothly as possible.
Tash is articulate and excels at helping you achieve your property goals with smooth transition.​


Yolanda Healey

Property Manager

Honesty and enthusiasm is only a small part of what Yolanda brings to the Ian Simpson and Co team. Born and raised in the local area Yolanda is proud to call Condobolin her home. Yolanda is completing her training in Property Management and is interested in eager to show you what she has to offer. Taking on the Administration and Property Manager role at Ian Simpson and Co, Yolanda will be your number 1 contact when it comes to Property Management.



Janelle Hopkins

Property Manager

Janelle Hopkins is the Property Manager at Ian Simpson and Co. Forbes.

Janelle is an efficient, self-motivated and very well-organised person who always likes to be busy.

“I enjoy learning and pride myself on improving my knowledge and achieving set goals” Janelle says.

Janelle is from a farming background and knows what its like to go the hard yards to ensure the job is done right.

Janelle prides herself on excellent and friendly service for her clients.

“It gives me great satisfaction knowing I have worked together with the landlord to make sure we find a tenant that suits the home, and making both landlord and tenant happy is very rewarding".



Rebecca Eppelstun

Property Management

Rebecca "Bec" Eppelstun currently lives in Eugowra where she was born and bred. Bec is actively involved in local sporting and loves the country lifestyle, anything outdoors and spending time on her family farm.
Bec has worked in Real Estate/Property Management at Forbes for over 10 years. During the 10 years Bec has grown the property management portfolio significantly. Bec started working for the Ian Simpson and Co. team in June 2017, "I instantly felt a part of the team that is more like a family who all work together to reach the best outcome for our clients".
Bec prides herself on being  honest, self-efficient, passionate and organised, with excellent time management skills and exceptional customer service skills.
The fast paced lifestyle of a property manager and knowing that no 2 days are ever the same is what Bec enjoys so much. 
Bec is a crucial part of the dedicated Property Management team at Ian Simpson and Co. and can be contacted on 02 6851 1911.


Ned Hamilton

Rural and Lifestyle Sales Specialist

Since graduating in Farm Management from Marcus Oldham in the mid seventies. Ned has been involved in the production at agribusiness as manager of businesses ranging from small family owned farms to large corporate enterprises including a stint with State Water as Water Delivery Manager for the Southern Valleys.

For much of Ned's time he has operated in the Lachlan Valley with close ties to the irrigation industry.  Ned has a keen interest in general aviation owning a four seat Cessna 172 XP where he hopes he will be able to use to the advantage of  Ian Simpson and Co.


Cheryl Newsom

Real Estate Sales Specialist

Cheryl has been involved in sales within the media industry since 1995, and brings to the table a wealth of experience during her years in radio, consulting to media companies across the globe, and introducing new and creative revenue initiatives to media companies. Over the past four years Cheryl has been involved in the publishing industry across the Central West, going against the trend and cementing her belief in free local media, taking over the Canowindra Phoenix and then launching the Forbes, Parkes and Hilltops Phoenix before handing these over to her daughter in March 2017. In September 2017 Cheryl was elected as a first time Councillor to Cabonne Council for a three year term.
Cheryl is very focused on creating new businesses and was a regional finalist in the Western NSW Business Awards for Leadership, May 2017, runner up in the Daroo Awards with Best Business, 2015 and the Canowindra Phoenix winning for the past two years the Excellence in Advertising, Marketing and Communications for the Daroo Awards.
With a passion for real estate Cheryl has now completed her Real Estate training and joins with Ian Simpson in opening a new agency in Canowindra, Ian Simpson and Co (Canowindra).

Angus Macleod

Director and Auctioneer (AAPI) - Macleod Auctioneers

Angus Macleod attended the University of Western Sydney Hawkesbury where he obtained a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Property Economics.

He began his career with Raine and Horne Commercial in 1999, where he was the Manager of their Commercial Division. His next move was then on to Darwin in 2002, to take up a position as a property Valuer with one of Australia's most respected valuation firms, Herron Todd White. In 2004, Angus then moved to Wagga Wagga to work as the Branch Manager at Herron Todd White and conducted valuations of both residential and rural property.

The position of National Sales Manager became available at DMS Davlan in 2007 which was to oversee property sales across the country and was also the chief auctioneer for Southern Australia.

He has been an auctioneer for over 15 years, conducting auctions of not only property but also plant, machinery and livestock. In 2008 he won the REINSW Novice Auctioneering Title. In 2013 he was awarded the outstanding accolade of runner-up at the REINSW Senior Auctioneering Championships.

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