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Property: 4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Home in Wentworthville, NSW

Vendor: Family Owned Estate

Campaign: Auction

Result: Sold $1,111,000, $61,000 over reserve

Gail & Steven's Story

"We were absolutely over the moon with such an unbelievable result"

Their Goal:

Steven contacted Which Real Estate Agent on behalf of his family - they needed to sell a family home in Wentworthville. The property had not been sold in several years and featured a sizeable block with two street frontage.

The Report:

Out of the experienced agents in the area highlighted in Which Real Estate Agent's report Steven and Gail chose to be introduced to Ray Fayad who has had worked in the greater Parramatta area since 1996. Ray used his contacts and the Laing + Simmons agency name to spearhead a campaign to drum up interest in investors and developers.

The Result:

Ray's efforts speak for themselves with the property selling at auction for over $60,000 above reserve. The vendors were very happy (see video) with the great result.”


Property: 3 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Cottage in Glebe, TAS

Vendor: Investor

Campaign: Private Treaty

Days on Market: 13 Days

Suburb Days on Market: 105 Days

Result: $15,000 over expected price

Tim's Story

"I wasn't expecting the high quality of the report, we didn't pay anything."

His Goal:

Tim used to live in the 1890s renovated cottage. At the time he wanted to sell he was renting it out and the Tasmanian real estate market was in decline so it was important for Tim to find the best agent to achieve a strong result. Through his experience working in the banking sector, Tim had dealt with many real estate agents, “The general challenge of finding an agent is that you're going on their reputation, and their results, that's why the report was so important to us, it gave us access to the information we needed, that would otherwise be very difficult to get.”

The Report:

The report analysed all local agents and identified the top performing real estate agents in the Glebe area. Tim decided to interview two agents, and both impressed. He chose Jo Ginn from Charlotte Peterswald. Jo's six years of experience and her background in photography ensured that the property was extremely well presented and caught the eye of prospective buyers.

The Result:

Within two weeks Tim received an offer over the price he expected. That result came 100 days quicker than the area's average days on market. Tim has already recommended the Which Real Estate Agent service to family and friends "I'm very happy with the result," he said.


Merimbula

Property: 4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom House in Merimbula, NSW

Vendor: Owner Occupier

Campaign: Private Treaty

Days on Market: 6 Days

Suburb Days on Market: 269 Days

Result: $385,000, above expectations

Di and Glenn's Story

"People were gobsmacked when I showed them your report"

Their Goal:

Di and Glenn needed to downsize, they were only using the top floor of their family home. After five and a half years living in their home - it was time to shift. They knew that the market was tough and they needed a good agent.

The Report:

Di likes to do a lot of research when making a decision and found the Which Real Estate Agent report helpful “The free report you gave me, I was surprised how detailed it was.”

Di and Glenn chose Jon Kelly the principal agent at Merimbula Realty. The couple were impressed by Jon's contacts and know-how “Jon was really really good, we knew how to present a home....and he gave us hints and tips at what we should do.”

The Result:

In a tough market and a country town, Jon worked hard to sell the property “Our philosophy is basically is to look at every stone, we have a big database system, we are the most proactive when it comes to open homes,” he said, noting that in regional areas- the buyers are more spread out, “You can't just focus on in one area, but on all sorts of areas in town and out of town.”

It's this approach that ensures Jon and his agency are the top performing in the area, and Di and Glenn were happy with the result, “We sold within a week!”


Merrylands

Property: 3 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Home in Merrylands, NSW

Vendor: Owner Occupier

Campaign: Auction

Result: $510,000, above expectations

Tascha's Story

"Your Report was more than I expected, it was excellent"

Her Goal:

Tascha was helping her mother in selling the family home, and the challenge was finding the right real estate agent “My mum's circle of friends haven't sold in the last ten years. We had no recent experience with any agents.”

The Report:

The Which Real Estate Agent report looked at the sales data from the previous 13 months for similar homes in the Merrylands area- and interviewed the top agents suggested, the reason Tascha chose Ray Fayad from Laing and Simmons Parramatta because of his enthusiasm and calm an confident manner “He seemed to know the market and was really excited too, he knew it was a property that comes up very rarely.”

The Result:

Ray's 17 years experience in the area paid dividends for Tascha and her mother; the property sold for above expectations at the auction. Ray believes that the Which Real Estate Agent service allows vendors to find the best agents for their needs, “Your referral system is excellent - as it helps vendors filter through the large amount of agents and choose the most active and successful.”


Property: 4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Home in Waverton, NSW

Vendor: Owner Occupier

Days on Market: 20 Days

Suburb Days on Market: 60 Days

Result: $2,107,500 at Auction

Alan's Story

"Finding an agent is a very difficult process to do, but with your guidance we ended up picking the right one."

His Goal:

Alan and his wife were ready to downsize from their large family home and attempted to sell with an agent who had knocked on their door. Unfortunately the experience was not a positive one, the agent failed to market the house properly, relying solely on black and white letter drops and unsurprisingly the house failed to sell. Alan then contacted Which Real Estate to produce a report for him.

The Report:

Which Real Estate Agent report analysed all agents in the area. Alan interviewed four agents and selected Annika Robins from McGrath as one of the top agents selling in Sydney's Lower North Shore. Alan said the difference between the agents was immediately clear, “They were professional from day one... they followed up with everything, as and when they kept us informed on the whole marketing.”

The Result:

Annika's contacts and marketing efforts proved the difference: the home with Sydney Harbour Bridge views sold at auction. Alan and his family were pleased with the price and Annika said that “We had a really good experience with the vendor and the service.”


Property: 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathroom Home in Sandy Bay, TAS

Vendor: Owner Occupier

Days on Market: 6 Days

Suburb Days on Market: 134 Days

Result: $775,000 in 6 days

Sarah's Story

"I sold my house for $775,000 in 6 days of being on the market!"

Her Goal:

Sarah and her family were downsizing and she knew the first thing she had to do was find the best real estate agent for the job. Her financial advisor recommended that she contact Which Real Estate Agent. Sarah then received a free comprehensive report on all the experienced agents in the area.

The Report:

Which Real Estate introduced two agents to Sarah. She chose Mike Speakman, Sales Manager and Senior Property Consultant at Petrusma Property. Mike's proven track record and six years experience selling in the area, made him an easy choice, “Mike Speakman was excellent, he kept me continuously well informed and showed great respect for me and the property and was extremely professional at all times.”

The Result:

Sarah sold her property in six days to a cash buyer, which is a whopping 128 days under the average for the area. Pleased with the price, Sarah was able to put the money directly to a house she is building.


Property: 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Home in Berwick, VIC

Vendor: Owner Occupier

Days on Market: 5 Days

Suburb Days on Market: 88 Days

Result: $350,000 in 5 days

Lanii's Story

"It went on the market on Thursday, and today on Monday it sold, Darren managed to get the interested party to make such a good first offer that we took it."

Her Goal:

Lanii wanted to sell her family home in Berwick, but finding the right real estate agent was a challenge, “In an area where there are so many agents, it was really overwhelming, and there was no where to start.”

Initially they thought they would go with the agent they were renting with. But after reading through their free Which Real Estate Agent report Lanii identify the individual agents and not just the well known agencies that would give them the best result.

The Report:

After Which Real Estate Agent introduced three agents, Lanii decided on Darren Burke from Grants in Berwick after being impressed in their first meeting, “Darren sold himself well, and we thought an agent that can sell themselves well, can sell our house well.”

Lanii wanted a quick sale, and Darren responded by getting the property on the market as quick as possible- he managed to do that two days later, ready for the the first open home.

The Result:

Darren's excellent presentation, his eight years of experience selling in the Berwick area and track record selling similar homes proved a great asset when the property sold after the first opening, only five days after listing. The result allowed Lanii and her family to buy a new home, “Really happy with Darren overall, you should definitely recommend him in the future... Darren definitely knows how to get a strong sale.”


Property: 5 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Home in Lower Templestowe, VIC

Vendor: Owner Occupier

Days on Market: 8 Days

Suburb Days on Market: 67 Days

Result: $5,000 over desired price

Harry's Story

"Your service is excellent, without you I would not have been able to find an agent so good - it would have just been trial and error"

His Goal:

Harry and his family needed to sell his home fast; having already moved into their newly built home; he needed to find the right agent, put the house on the market and find a buyer in a short period of time. On top of that the hectic Christmas season was fast approaching, “That's why I came to you guys, to find an agent and do the job,” he said. The first step was finding a good reference.

The Report:

Which Real Estate Agent recommended Mark Di Giulio from Barry Plant Real Estate Agency as the top performing agent in the area with similar properties. Mark's average days to sell was 34 days, almost half the average 67 days for the area.

Mark has over 9 years of experience selling property in the Melbourne East area, all of which at Barry Plant. His credits his company large client database in helping him sell the property. “I had potential clients that missed out on a similar house auction, and were interested in the property, we still prepared the house for sale, but managed to sell before that.”

The Result:

Harry was extremely happy with the result, he managed to sell in his home in just 8 days. Harry received the price he wanted from the sale and praised Mark's efforts, “Mark found a customer for me in a very short time, had good contacts, good marketing and a very good team.”


Property: 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Apartment in Vaucluse, NSW

Vendor: Investor

Result: $26,000 over reserve at Auction

Sammy's Story

"Thanks to your report, I was able to make an informed decision and find the best agent to sell my property."

His Goal:

This investment property was a part of a larger portfolio and it was crucial for Sammy to get the best return on investment and sell at the right time in the market.

The Report:

Which Real Estate Agent recommended Jamin Heitner as the top performing agent in the area with similar properties. Jamin has nearly ten years experience selling in the beach and harbour side area of Sydney. Jamin's track record set him apart from other agents: his average days to sell was 21 days, considerably lower than the average 67 days for units in the area. Jamin credits his success to his tailored campaigns - looking at the individual characteristics of each property, “This includes tailoring the sales approach for each property and ensuring a strong network of relevant buyers are included in the process.”

The Result:

The Which Real Estate Agent report found the right agent for the Sammy's needs, with both parties extremely pleased with the result; Jamin's networking ensured a number of registered bidders attended the auction and the property sold for $26,000 over the reserve price. Sammy said he would recommend Jamin to anyone, “He is a very capable agent and knew exactly what he was doing.”


Property: 4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Home in Berwick, VIC

Vendor: Owner Occupier

Days on Market: 27 Days

Suburb Days on Market: 88 Days

David's Story

"I'm very happy with the service Which Real Estate Agent provided."

His Goal:

David and his family needed to move closer to their school and work and decided to sell their seven year-old home. As first time sellers, they found it challenging to found out where to start and find a good agent. After discovering Which Real Estate Agent on the internet they commissioned a free report.

The Report:

David was impressed with how comprehensive and professional the report was, “I was quite surprised, I thought I was gonna get get an Excel spreadsheet, but it had quite a lot of detail.”

The report enabled David to make an informed and unbiased decision, “It didn't only give the names of the top three salesmen- but it gave me the list of all the properties sold in the last year.” After interviewing the top three agents, David and his family chose Darren Burke because of Darren realistic price valuation.

The Result:

David followed some of Darren's recommendations getting the home ready for sale and the home sold within price expectations in under a month, considerably below the 88 day average for the Berwick area. A successful result for both parties, Darren says his was very pleased with the result- and David was able to buy a new home closer to his work.


Property: 3 Bedroom 1 Bathroom Home in Hunters Hill, NSW

Vendor: Deceased Estate

Campaign: Auction

Result: $1,220,000, $50,000 over reserve

Neil's Story

"I've already recommended Which Real Estate Agent to a couple of people."

His Goal:

Neil needed to sell his mother's home after she passed away. He had already had the home on the market with another agent that Neil knew previously, unfortunately the agent failed to find interested bidders and the home passed under. After that result, Neil came to Which Real Estate Agent and commissioned his free report.

The Report:

Neil found it hard to distinguish which agents could actually deliver on what they would promise, “There is a plethora of agents in their agent, and all tell you how wonderful they are, and what a great job they're going to do, and you don't know.”

Comparing the performance data of all the agents in the Hunters Hill area, Neil asked to be introduced with John Paranchi from McGrath Hunters Hill.

The Result:

John is the top salesman in his agency and in the area, and ranks in top ten of all McGrath agents and number 16 in Australia, and according to Neil, it's easy to see why; “John is the most professional agent I've ever met.” Neil praised John efforts in harnessing his local knowledge and relationships and ensured there were several interested bidders, “More than happy with the price, he played the market, he did really well.”


Property: Two Properties - Both 3 Bedroom 1 Bathroom Units in Busselton, WA

Vendor: Investor

Campaign: Private Treaty

Days on Market: 11 Days and 19 Days

Suburb Days on Market: 259 Days

Result: Both for strong prices

Naomi's Story

"Your total report was excellent, went a long way to making the process so successful"

Her Goal:

Naomi had moved away from Busselton, and was looking to sell her two units. Tow years earlier she had tried putting the properties on the market for three months, but didn't get one serious bite. This time around Naomi knew she wanted an agent that would value her property realistically, “I didn't want an agent to put a high price to sign me up and sell me down, and it takes takes 3 months to convince the seller the price.”

The Report:

The Which Real Estate Agent report exceeded Naomi's expectations, “I was really impressed you didn't just list according to the number of proprieties...the information in it really helped me to know what to say to the real estate agents, it gave me such a clear picture of the market.”

Using that information gave Naomi confidence when choosing an agent, in the end she decided for Jason Cooper from First National Busselton, “with Jason I really noticed, he didn't use any of the clichéd real estate phrases, he pointed my properties' strengths, and he the weak spots.”

The Result:

Jason finds that kind of honesty integral to the process, “Some of the agents that tell the client they want to hear. I think it's important to call it how it is, based on experience and knowledge.” And Jason has over 16 years real estate experience in Busselton, allowed him to achieve the best price in a under three weeks for both properties- 200 days under the market average.


Property: 3 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Apartment in North Parramatta, NSW

Vendor: Investor

Campaign: Private Treaty

Result: Sold after second open, $11,000 more than previous agent

Gavin's Story

"Very happy with your service and Donna "

His Goal:

Gavin wanted to sell his investment property in North Parramatta, and as any investor he wanted to get the best possible return on investment. He had already tried selling with an agent in the area and had a bad experience - the apartment sat on the market with no success.

The Report:

The report looked at the performance of all experienced agents in the area and Gavin chose to be introduced to Donna Li from McGrath Parramatta. Donna holds a number of auction records in the neighbouring suburbs and apartment blocks.

The Result:

Donna's 15 years of experience paid off for Gavin, she sold the apartment after the second home open for $11,000 more than the previous agent had it on the market.


Property: 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Unit in St Kilda East

Vendor: Investor

Campaign: Auction

Result: $60,000 over reserve

Michael and Olivera's Story

"We had a great result"

Their Goal:

Michael and Olivera were thinking of selling their tenanted investment property in late 2012 when they first contacted Which Real Estate. Their report showed that out of 240 unit sales by 114 units over the 11 month period that Daniel Micmacher was the top performing agent and his agency Gary Peer was the top performing agency selling 1-3 bedroom units in the area.

The Report:

For the couple, the Which Real Estate Agent report allowed them to look beyond the agency names and identify the best individual agents, “the information was very good - we always had an idea in mind who were the better agencies were, what we didn't know was who were actually the good individual agents.”

After being introduced to Daniel, they were extremely impressed, “He was great, he was really really good, completely professional, really charming, and just really absolutely honest in his work ethic and his communication.”

The Result:

Michael credits Olivera's presentation skills and Daniel's extensive list of contacts over two agencies in attracting interested buyers, “We had some very good number turning up for the open for inspection, and we had about 40 people at the auction and literally five of those were bidders.” The unit sold at auction for $60,000 over expectations and a great result for both parties.



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