Meet the Team

Darren Piper



As the Founding Director of Universal Buyers Agents, Darren Piper is across all the property markets of Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, and the Gold Coast. Darren’s philosophy is that the secret of success in property is to buy well, not just purely relying on selling right in the future. His underlying knowledge of the property market and the real estate industry has translated to successful purchase outcomes for his clients. Once a real estate agent himself, he is adept at handling negotiations to ensure purchase terms are in favor of the buyer rather than being strong armed by the seller. Attention to detail, honesty and tenacity are some of the principles that Darren subscribes to day in day out, which has led to a strong presence in the media as well as repeat clients over many years.

The Universal brand is redefining the way property is purchased today, disrupting the status quo by working exclusively for you, the buyer. Whether you are buying a self-occupied home or investment property we manage every aspect of the buying process. This includes bidding at auction, assessing, inspecting, negotiating, accessing off-market property, and ensuring settlement is seamless.

Emma Flatley



Emma’s began her real estate journey selling property in the Inner Eastern suburbs of Brisbane. She quickly realised that working with buyers during a property transaction was extremely rewarding and so her passion for helping buyers purchase grew.

Joining Universal Buyers Agents was an easy decision for Emma, she is dedicated to finding her clients ‘the best property, for the best possible price’ and will go above and beyond to do so.

Driven by her passion for the industry, Emma accomplished her goal of purchasing a property before she turned 21 years old and wants to ensure her clients also achieve their property goals.

Caring, motivated, driven, and dependable, Emma is determined to find you the exact property you’re looking for.

Simon Clarke



Simon Clarke is a highly devoted, people-focused buyer’s agent who acquires skills and industry experience that have enabled him to assist multiple buyers and sellers across Brisbane. Previously working with developers and property research groups, Simon discovered his passion for people and property, which has cultivated his drive towards the buyer’s agency side of the industry. Simon moved to Brisbane in 2017, and while he has now settled in with his young family, Simon can efficiently connect with buyers both interstate and overseas, having being originally from Victoria, then living overseas for five years and more recently spending 14 years in Sydney.

Simon’s ambition for property has stemmed from his own personal experiences of buying, renovating and investing, and has enabled him to action his knowledge and experience to ensure the best possible outcome for any client. Having worked with buyers’ agents himself in the past to purchase his own family home, Simon understands how important it is to work with professionals that handle all the details and negotiations. Simon’s professional yet personable manner, as well as his open communication style has enabled him to quickly progress in his career. Simon’s level of customer service, his property expertise and his research skills have led Simon to multiple successful transactions that have enabled him to generate clients for life.

Samantha Bakker



Working directly alongside our Director, Darren Piper, Samantha plays an integral part in the continued growth and success of team Piper. Samantha has taken a very active role as an associate by ensuring our clients experience world-class service and also instil the sound principles of honesty & integrity throughout the entire process.

Her tenacious, no stone left unturned approach to Buyer’s Advocacy will continue to deliver the best possible outcomes for our clients.