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Money so well spent!
When a friend recommended I use a Buyer's Advocate to help purchase my property, I wondered just what they would add. Now I know! I worked with Claire at Ian Reid's to help secure a property I really wanted to buy. Her pre-planning and report were so helpful and her advice spot on. Then on the day of the auction, which ended up being on Zoom, she was amazing. Let's just say I'm glad she was working for me and not against me. Claire's determination just blew the other bidders out of the water and I ended up getting the property for less than I was willing to pay! A win all round.
First Class Service and a Sales result to Match
Nicole with her expertise, attention to detail and warm & friendly manner made the sales process of my home very easy and stress free for me . After reviewing the Agents submissions organised by Nicole, I selected a Sales Agent and my home was sold in 4 days!
This is the second time I have appointed Nicole in selling a home, in both cases the service and sales result was first class!
I highly recommend Nicole and Ian Reid Buyer & Vendor Advocates.
Excellent service and result!
Nicole made the sale of my mother's home seamless and stress free. She secured the right agent and the best sale price, provided accurate and informative advice and made it easy on the family by covering every detail. Highly recommend Nicole and Ian Reid Buyer & Vendor Advocates.
Great Result and Stress free
Nicole, guided us from day one through to the successful sale of our home. The entire process was enjoyable and stress free.
Professional, respectful and very knowledgeable, Nicole gave current advice regarding the preparation of the home for sale, selection of agent and the appropriate marketing campaign for our home.
Nicole made herself available at all times and kept us informed.
We were very pleased with the service provided by Nicole, (Ian Reid advocates), and highly recommend using this service.
After being out of the property market for a number of years it was reassuring to have an experienced person, namely Cameron, guide me from day one through to the successful sale of my home. Passionately involved my Cameron steered the sales effort. He gave current advice regarding the preparation of the home for sale, selection of agent, the marketing campaign, and negotiations with prospective buyers. Not only did he make himself available for contact at anytime, he kept in contact with regular progress reports. Thank you Cameron.
Thank you Cameron for all your advice and support with the sale of our house. It was great to have you along side us from selecting a realestate agent, to advice on staging the house and most importantly on auction day. We appreciated you checking in with us during the uncertainty of lockdown while our house was on the market, and your humour and updates helped enormously. Going to auction was a new experience for us and the pressure we felt from the auctioneer to settle for a lower price than we wanted felt enormous... your calm and professio...nal approach to ensuring our best interests were served saw us exceeding our reserve price and for that we are truely grateful. We cannot thank you enough for taking all the pressure out of the process on auction day. Highly recommended!
Cameron treated the sale of our property as if it were his own. Courteous, professional and highly knowledgeable in his craft, he got us a great result with a minimum of fuss. Cameron kept us in the loop during what turned out to be a stress-free process. Beyond choosing a real estate agent (one of two he recommended), we had no other estate agent interactions.
Consistent, quality communication
Michael regularly kept in touch with me while juggling the demands of two sales. He took all of the pressure out of the situation, was courteous, to the point, quick to respond to queries and honest. His knowledge, experience and recommendations were very much appreciated.
Sue’s knowledge, expert advice and professionalism is second to none
Having Sue Woollard by our side to guide us through the sale of Mum’s property was invaluable. Her knowledge, expert advice and her professionalism is second to none.
Sue explained everything in simple terms and was there to answer any and all questions.
Would highly recommend Sue and Ian Reid Vendor Advocates
Many thanks Sue! We could not of asked for a better result.
Helpful and Professional
Michael was very Professional and prompt at assisting me with my enquiries, he certainly was helpful with organizing Contrators that were required to get my Father's unit in saleable condition and the Auctioneer that he worked with Jeremy was Excellent, many thanks, Mandy Burnside
We were very pleased with the service provided by Ian Reid advocates, having them on our team made the whole process enjoyable. I highly recommend using this service and the excellent result achieved was the icing on the cake.
This was a fantastic result, well done to the Ian Reid team
This was an excellent result by Cameron Parker of the Ian Reid team. He put out a figure that we could get for the sale of our home and he smashed it. He was personable and available all throughout the campaign and kept us in the loop with all the inspection figures and how we were tracking against the market. We couldn't have expected a better campaign and outcome. Well done Cameron.
Sold Without Stress….
We are not ones to normally write reviews.
But we feel sometimes there are exceptions to our rules!
And Cameron Parker from Ian Reid Advocates is definitely one of these exceptions.
After being left dissatisfied, stressed, frustrated and upset in the past when it came to selling our house, we were naturally extremely cautious and skeptical to proceed again.
Many hours doing repeated extensive research on the way to go this time round, lead us to Ian Reid Advocates.
This is where Cameron Parker comes into the picture as our appointed advocate.
Excellent service. True professional
Using Cameron Parker from Ian Reid vendor advocates was the best decision we made for selling our apartment in Port Melbourne. He was professional, offered great advice from choosing an agent to staging the apartment and extremely helpful in every step of the way. Thanks Cameron
Professional and efficient service
Utilising the services of Ian Reid Vendor Advocates was the first and best decision we made when deciding to sell. Michael Collins provided experienced and invaluable advice and guidance throughout the process. While working full-time this provided us a welcome, low stress 'project manager' to guide our decision making - made the whole process proceed without a hitch. Very experienced and provided sound advice and strategy right through the auction and beyond. Will recommend to all our friends and family.
Questions & Answers
HI Ian do 1st home buyers only need 5% deposit on purchase , or is it 10% for everybody ?
The First Home Loan Deposit Scheme allows 10,000 first home buyers to apply for government assistance to purchase a property with as little as a five per cent deposit and without the need to take out lenders mortgage insurance (LMI). You will need to speak to your bank or mortgage broker about how to apply for this and the criteria attached. Under normal circumstances, First Home Buyers would need to save a minimum of 10% deposit in order to qualify for a home loan, however everyones situation is different so we advise to speak with a mortgage broker. If you would like a recommendation for someone we would be happy to help.
Hello Ian, an unusual situation. Our home sold via auction 5 weeks ago. Two weeks ago we followed the Govt advice are living in lockdown. To explain my family are not leaving the house or yard & I leave twice weekly to do shopping. On Wednesday the Agent advised the purchaser's bank wish to send a valuer through the house and a kerbside valuation is not sufficient. At this stage we have said no. Where do we stand?
These certainly are unusual times. If you sold your property by auction, or within 3 days before or after the auction date and there were no special conditions added to the contract, then your sale is completely unconditional. It is not subject to the purchasers financial approval and therefore you are well within your rights to deny access to the buyer for any reason other than one final inspection. This final inspection normally happens within a couple of weeks of settlement. In case there are any specific circumstances that we are not aware of, we suggest you run this by the solicitor who prepared the Contract of Sale and follow their advice. Otherwise stay safe and we wish you all the best.
We live in Warragul do your services reach that far
Good Afternoon Heather,
Yes, we have covered Warragul in the past and would be happy to do so again for you.
Can we arrange for an advocate or our Customer Care team to contact you to discuss further?
Alternatively, you are most welcome to contact our office on 03 9430 0000 at your convenience.
Thanks in advance and we look forward to assisting you.
Ian Reid Vendor Advocates - Customer Care
Thank you I will talk to my husband and get back to you.
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Ian Reid states that it can provide help if you’re unsure of where to start, have limited experience selling real estate, or you do have past experience - but you found the process a little tricky or complex.
What Ian Reid Buyer and Vendor Associates can help with
- Maximising the selling price your property fetches at market
- Deciding which advice from real estate agents to follow, if conflicting recommendations have been given
- Selecting a real estate agent
- Navigating the steps to take if you've been bequeathed property or are an executor of a deceased estate.
- Going forward, Ian Reid executes an 8-step plan, which includes comparing agents, developing a marketing plan, and assisting with buyer negotiations.
With its outstanding overall rating and 2019 Award win, reviewers were unequivocally impressed with the service they received from Ian Reid Buyer and Vendor Associates. Above all, reviewers valued their personal advocate’s professionalism, expertise regarding the home-selling process, and their excellent communication.
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