Have you ever experienced yourself or had a friend tell you about how frustrating and time consuming finding a rental in Melbourne can be? Well Jade and Simone had. 

They often saw friends and family facing inconvenient inspection times, dozens of people competing for the same property and uncertainty of what rental prices were fair.

It was only until over coffee one day when they both remarked that “there had to be a better way!” that Melbourne Rental Search was born.

Introducing Jade & Simone, the co-founders of Melbourne Rental Search

Jade Costello has experience in many facets of the real estate industry. She started her real estate career as the sole leasing consultant of one of Bayside’s most prestigious property management companies. She excelled within the company to adopt the role of business development manager. From there she further grew her property expertise by joining the buyer’s advocacy department at one of Australia’s leading independent property consultants.  Despite all this, her passion has always been in residential leasing and looking after tenants.

Jade brings a broad knowledge of the legal ins and outs of renting a property and has an extensive network of managing agents in Melbourne.  Our clients love her transparent, friendly approach and she’s generally the first person you will talk to when you call us!


Simone Fleming’s passion for real estate started early by watching her mother at work as an architect. She then went on to study at the University of Melbourne achieving both a bachelor’s degree and post graduate diploma in the property field. For the last 6 years she has worked in the real estate department at one of Australia’s largest retailers with most of her time there spent as a leasing manager. In this role it was her responsibility to source new rentals for the business all across Victoria. Through this, she gained an in depth understanding of how to accurately gauge a client’s needs and requirements in order to deliver them the right property for the right price.

Simone is a confident lease negotiator and brings extensive knowledge of all the pros and cons of each Melbourne suburb. Our clients love her thorough video tours of each rental property and her advice on all things Melbourne!