I thought that selling my property while living overseas in Denmark was going to be an extremely difficult and challenging experience but this agent proved me wrong. He managed the whole process faultlessly. It was unbelievably smooth from the moment my tenant vacated, through the painting, repairs and the dressing of the apartment, right up to the final signing of the contract. His attention to detail was superb and the small touches were extremely appreciated. He was always on top of everything that was happening and his level of communication was outstanding. I believe I got the best price possible for my apartment and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this agent and his team to anyone selling their property in Port Melbourne.
Throughout the sale campaign, John kept us fully informed as to who came to see our apartment as well as level of interest via text followed by a personal phone call. He was very professional but friendly in his dealings with us and we never felt any undue pressure from him to sell at a price we were not comfortable with.
This agent was very understanding. He chose a 4-week campaign which satisfied both my tenants and I. He insisted on de-cluttered photos which worked well. The proof of his success was that there were 5 binders at the auction and the property sold at auction to the satisfaction of all parties.
We always felt this agent was acting in our best interests as sellers. Communication was regular timely and clear. He was very well-organised with excellent interpersonal skills. He was ably supported by Jo, the auctioneer. Their teamwork was impressive and effective.
We were very impressed with this agent's approach to selling our unit. He kept us up to date during the whole process. There were no surprises. He gave honest feedback and we felt we could trust him completely. Although we never met this agent, he organised everything and was always available to answer any questions or queries we might have. We would have no hesitation in recommending this agent to anybody thinking of buying or selling real estate.
From the moment we engaged this agent, we felt like he was selling his own property and bringing us along for the journey. He talked straight, was honest and extremely accurate in predicting the actual sale price and did not over estimate to us or underquote to potential buyers during the marketing campaign. He was evidence-based and backed up recommendations with multiple actual examples of lessons learned from other properties recently sold in the same area, including from other agents. He was strategic and advised on how to get the biggest bang for buck from maintenance work and staging. The advertising strategy was perfectly targeted for maximum impact and made use of relevant channels including social media. He was thorough and provided us with a written or verbal update after every open for inspection and was always accessible to answer our questions. He was resourceful and arranged for multiple quotes and coordinated all the maintenance work and staging, whilst keeping us fully informed and in control of the decisions along the way. All the work was of extremely high quality and very reasonably priced. The property was tenanted and he assisted to negotiate with the tenants to break the lease 6 months ahead of term, whilst helping them to find another property and vacate in sufficient time for the maintenance work and marketing campaign. He arranged for an auctioneer that was a master in his field - with the charisma who didn't crack insulting jokes to generate the excitement and competitive tension that led to a sale price well above our expectations. I am time poor and he took all the effort and hard work out of selling. In fact, I don't think I did very much apart from make decisions. He is a very good communicator and gets straight to the point. He has a pleasant demeanour and very easy to get along with. I don't think I could sell another property in the future without having this agent represent us, irrespective of the location.
I found this agent to be professional, open and honest prior to our purchase of an investment property. Once purchased, this agent proactively took steps to get the ball rolling immediately on securing a tenant. The entire process was handed seamlessly from end to end, with minimal time and effort required on my part.
The recent successful sale of my apartment in Port Melbourne was handled quickly and efficiently by this agent and the rest of the staff at Chisholm and Gamon Property Port Melbourne. I would recommend them as the agent of choice in the Port Melbourne area.
I am an impulse buyer so did little pre-research. But at the auction and on settlement day, this agent was great with his knowledge of the market and friendly advice.
Thanks to this agent for all of your assistance in purchasing our new home. You were very helpful post auction in helping us to navigate the intricacies of settlement. You were also very helpful and knowledgeable over the 18 months that we were searching for our home. Thanks so much.
Thank you to you and your team for an outstanding outcome this afternoon at the auction in Port Melbourne. Your effort and the results exceeded our expectations. Truly extraordinary. I will definitely highly recommend you to others. Well done.
In my dealings with this agent, prior to the auction, on the day, and subsequently, has been that he is well-informed, polite and responsive.
This agent was very frank when providing information about the property and keeping us up to date. Wonderfully accommodating when we had the need to inspect the property out of the usual OFI times with a friendly, welcoming manner. Nothing seemed like too much trouble in order to give us the time to access and assess the property in order to satisfy ourselves that we were comfortable bidding for this property.
This agent has been a breath of fresh air. His efforts to sell a unique apartment with a limited appeal has been excellent. I could not have asked for me and the positive result has changed my life.
Nothing was too much trouble for this agent. He went over and beyond my expectations with his advice from pre-sale, what improvements should be done to the property and responsiveness to my many questions. We were delighted with the auction result.
We would like to thank this agent and his staff for their professional and courteous handling of the auction of our property in Port Melbourne. This agent kept us informed as to the price we could expect to attain, and his weekly updates were much appreciated, it was a very easy process. We would certainly recommend this agent and Chisholm and Gamon when you are looking to sell your property. Thanks again to this agent and staff - which were very friendly, for all their help.
This agent is my first trial sales agent from my internet search on my property valuation and marketing. I spoke to him a year before I decide to sell my properties. Now I have used his services a year later, he's proven a good professional estate agent with knowledge. I'm so glad I returned to speak to him about selling my property after more than 12 months.
This agent from Chisholm and Gamon handled the sale of my property in Port Melbourne. This agent had an excellent knowledge of the property market in Port Melbourne. The sales campaign was excellent, he had many interested buyers and followed up in the week prior to the auction with all those who inspected. Over 100 people at the auction, $125,000 over reserve.
When deciding to sell my apartment in Port Melbourne I did my research on recent sales and found that this agent and Chisholm and Gamon had one of the highest number of sales in the area. What I first liked about this agent was his quick response and the detailed information he provided to me following my initial inquiry. From the start, I found this agent to be an honest, open and very approachable and felt at ease with him managing the sale of my property. My apartment was tenanted during the sale campaign and I was impressed with how this agent treated the tenants, keeping them informed and on side from day one until my apartment sold. This agent was an extremely professional and friendly person and I would not hesitate to use him again in the future or recommend him to others.
We found this agent personable, knowledgeable and helpful throughout our time with him and can highly recommend him.
We all know that buying a property is a very stressful and emotional time for most people. I recently had the pleasure of purchasing a property through this agent and Joseph Allan in the Port Melbourne office of Chisholm Gamon. I found them to be professional and very focused on the needs of the vendor as well as the purchaser. They are without a doubt one of the best real estate agents I have dealt with and highly recommend them to any potential sellers or purchasers. Unlike many real estate agents, there was no high pressure selling, just a measured and professional approach to the whole process. Thanks to this agent and Joseph for making this experience a memorable one.
We've sold three properties and never before have we had such a great agent looking after the sale. We felt he went over and above in all aspects, not to mention was extremely patient and understanding. Highly recommend this agent and Chisholm and Gamon Port Melbourne.
We bought our property at auction and dealt with this agent who was a pleasure to deal with and followed up on all our requests and questions. Settlement was easy with the collection of the keys.
This agent was amazing. He was genuine, ethical, credible and totally not what my opinion of a real estate agent was. He communicated frequently and set realistic goals. I would definitely use him again.
I have always been nervous around real estate agents and would have to say was not looking forward to the day I would decide to sell my property. From when I first met this agent and discussed my property to when I made the decision to sell two years later, he was always honest and up front about the options and respectful of my personal situation. The difference in this agent’s approach, personality and work demeanour put me at immediate ease and it was these qualities that allowed me to put my trust in his marketing ability and feel confident in choosing Chisholm and Gammon through this agent as my first, last and only option to represent my property. He made the whole sales process so easy, and was always on top of everything, letting me know what I should do and even how to manage the tenants. He gets the area, understands the market and was always available to answer every question however mundane. Quite frankly, the apartment sold for much more than I expected it would, and this agent made the whole process as stress-free as possible during a time that was quite hectic on the home and work front. I am so grateful to this agent for everything he has done to achieve this outcome. Thank you.
This agent has provided my family with outstanding, first class service. Always available, his timely, professional and personable responses and advice has made the buying process significantly less stressful and even pleasurable. I can unreservedly recommend this agent to anyone considering a property purchase.
I would like to thank this agent for his efforts and persistence in securing a sale on my property at 402/57 Bay St, Port Melbourne.
Although things didn’t go according to our (preferred) plans, this agent (and his colleagues) never gave up and always stayed professional. this agent was always punctual, courteous and always kept me informed and up to date on the progress of the sale so I was never left in the dark. He was ultimately able to sell my property for a price that was acceptable to me in a difficult market.
I would recommend and use this agent again in the future.
Zaid 402/57 Bay Street
Dear this agent ,
I would like to extend my most sincere thanks to you and the team at Chisholm Gamon for all that you did to ensure a fantastic result in the sale of my property.
Your communication and professionalism were so appreciated, and I felt completely informed and comfortable at all times.
I would like to particularly thank you for your patience and kindness – you went above and beyond the call of duty and I can’t thank you enough.
Every best wish,
15/5 Dickens Street
Hi this agent
I wanted to send you a note to thank you for your professionalism during our meeting last Friday. My family and I found your approach so refreshing. Both yourself and Chris were a pleasant change to the other agents I have dealt with over the past few weeks. We all left that meeting so impressed and keen to work with you in the future.
While I have recently purchased a property through another agent I wanted to let you know that if, or when, I intend to sell my property I will be contacting you directly. I'm truly disappointed I could not purchase a property through you this time, however I will be in touch should I wish to expand my property portfolio.
You should be congratulated on your approach, advice and honesty….not to mention a great sense of humour thrown in for good measure.
I will be passing on your details to my friends and colleagues who are looking at properties in the future.
Many thanks and best wishes
1 Graham street
This is just a quick note to say a big thank you to this agent and Joe. It has been a pleasure to work with you, and the team at Chisholm and Gamon, for the sale of our property at 5/3 Liardet St, Port Melbourne.
We are thrilled with the outcome and are very grateful for your efforts. The service provided was professional, honest, friendly and always helpful. this agent and Joe have gone above and beyond our expectations as they helped to assist with every aspect of our sale/move.
We would have no hesitation recommending Chisholm and Gamon to anyone.... as a matter of fact, if we were to sell again - you'd be getting a call from us!
Thanks again for your help in making the sale of our first property a smooth, transparent and pleasant one. :)
Diane and James
5/3 Liardet Street
We would like to thank your company particularly this agent for the sale of our Port Melbourne property. this agent did an incredible job.
Indeed, this agent is an asset to your company. His professionalism, efficiency and dedication are truly commendable. Daniel and I are very impressed with him.
Sent to C&G Accounts
Dear this agent ,
Daniel and I would like to thank you so much for your professionalism in your handling of our property in Port Melbourne.
The fact that it got sold within a week of it being put on the market truly amazed us.
We appreciate the fact that you kept us in the loop throughout the whole selling process.
We would highly recommend you to anyone we know who would be looking to sell their property in the future.
Imma 2/4 Seisman Place
Hi this agent ,
Thank you very much for selling our Port Melbourne property. The sale was conducted in a professional way from start to finish. I could not fault it even if I tried. We were pleased with the outcome of the sale and would always recommend Chisholm and Gamon to any of our friends and relatives who want to sell their properties (which we have done already).
Good luck in your future sales!
Angel and Susie Vocal
13/4 Seisman Place, Port Melbourne
Dear Xavier, Joe, this agent and the team at Chisholm & Gamon Port Melbourne,
Luke and I would like to express our sincere gratitude for all your hard work that led to such an outstanding result at our auction last Saturday.
We found you to be knowledgeable, professional and sincere at all times, and very much appreciated your honesty and advice when it came to marketing our property for sale. You were selective and clever with your advice to us, and set out to ensure that we did not spend an unnecessary fortune on advertising; something we appreciate very much.
Throughout the campaign you were courteous and open, not just with us but also with prospective purchasers. We found the lack of game playing and secret tactics refreshing and stress free, and vastly different to other real estate experiences we have had.
Xavier’s years of experience in the industry shone through on auction day, with a commanding and confident presentation and facilitation of bids. Many of our neighbours who were there on the day have commented on Xavier’s winning auction technique and his ability to engage with the crowd.
Luke and I would not hesitate to recommend Chisholm and Gamon Port Melbourne to all our friends and neighbours. Thank you again for making this significant event in our lives such a pleasant and successful experience.
255 Ross Street
Hi this agent ,
We are extremely pleased that we have sold Dickens Street, Elwood, but very sad that our regular chats are going to cease.
Your professionalism, honesty, attention to detail, guidance and friendliness has been so very welcoming.
As you know we chose Chisholm & Gamon to sell Elwood because of one person - Christine Nicholson. Christine worked so very hard to get our difficult tenant on side even after we were unable to sell at the auction, however, the tenant just proved too hard to deal with, so Mark and I made the difficult decision to withdraw our apartment from sale until our tenant vacated the premises. At that time Christine left for Tasmania, so we waited with trepidation to see if you would be able to fill Christine's shoes - we needn't have worried.
After our tenant left, we made the decision to revamp our apartment to give it the "wow" factor before putting it back again on the market. Your assistance from selecting carpet to sourcing the necessary trades and ensuring that the work was done on time was extremely appreciated. And then the final piece in the jigsaw was having our apartment professionally dressed - organised again through yourself. We didn't have to do anything - just sit by the phone and wait for a report on how it was all tracking.
You provided us with a timeline and activity schedule leading up to the auction date and excellent advice on utilising premium internet advertising to promote our apartment to the correct market.
With the advertising strategy and "wow" apartment, you believed that we had done everything right and yes it showed. From the minute we put the apartment up for sale, the interested parties flowed through - section 32s aplenty and a number of second visits. Your strategy in advising first home buyers that we were open to offers prior to auction was just perfect as we have now sold our apartment, prior to auction, for $4**K.
During the whole process, you kept us updated without being overbearing.
We couldn't recommend your services highly enough to anyone interested in the property market, and will have no qualms in mentioning your name to friends. We wish you all the very very best for the future this agent and hope that one day our paths will cross again.
Mark and Jenny Plymin
17/5 Dickens Street, Elwood
In mid October 2014, following an unexpected rental vacancy we decided to sell our property in Port Melbourne.
After 6 years of tenancy, managing all the (largely aesthetic) repairs and sale process from interstate (NSW), seemed likely to be a bit of a nightmare.
Having contacted three agents in Port Melbourne to assist with this, this agent was absolutely the obvious choice, and we're very glad and thankful for his assistance.
Within a week, this agent had arranged quotes for all repairs, display furniture and conveyancing.
Within a fortnight repairs and repainting were completed, furniture was in, the apartment was listed and we were ready for the first inspection.
Within a month, the property had sold for much more than we had expected.
We were concerned that given we were starting the process so close to Christmas, the sale may be pushed back into Jan or Feb, however thanks to this agent 's efficiency, motivation and professionalism the sale was much faster and easier than we could have possibly expected.
this agent managed the whole process for us, but remained very communicative throughout so we knew exactly what was going on.
Honestly, I can't imagine how the whole process could have gone better.
17/33 Johnston street
Hi this agent & Joe,
Thank you so much for helping us to sell our property. Your professionalism, advice, knowledge and skill all no doubt contributed to the property selling, but we were absolutely sold ourselves and blown away by the way you managed the entire process. The hand holding and your constant communication with us throughout helped us stay sane and calm - especially considering that we are based in Singapore.
We have worked with other property agents in Melbourne in the past, but no more. We would highly recommend you to anyone wanting to sell (and we have already done so) and our faith in the way you go about it is evident by our decision to get you to do the ground work related to selling our Malvern property.
Thanks again guys!
Mike & Jadie
12 Morley street
Hi this agent ,
I want to thank you for your hard work and expertise in helping me sell my property. The extra work and effort you went to, I believe made a big different and helped me achieve the best possible price. Your help on getting me quotes on new carpet, a mirror, rental furniture and then help in watering the garden was invaluable. The task for me to sell my property from a different state was always going to be challenging but you made it very easy. You then kept me up to date on how the open inspections were going with individual feedback which I found very useful.
On auction day I thought you and Joseph did an amazing job in helping me achieve the maximum price for my apartment. You guided me to setting a reserve price above what I was going to which showed your knowledge of the market and also that you had my best interest at heart. And then to achieve a price above that, in a weak market, also showed me you had the auctioneering and negotiating expertise to back up your recommendation.
Thank you once again.
9/8 Graham street
this agent was very understanding. He chose a 4 week campaign which satisfied both my tenants and myself. He insisted on decluttered photos which worked well. The proof of his success was that there were 5 binders at the auction and the property sold at auction to the satisfaction of all parties.
It is a great pleasure to write this testimonial for this agent of Chisholm and Gamon – Port Melbourne, who recently sold my property in Port Melbourne. He is not only a very good real estate agent but he is also a very nice person. I was always kept informed on a regular basis and was very impressed with the detailed feedback obtained. As a vendor, the desire to be kept informed was high on my agenda and this agent certainly lived up to my expectations. I certainly recommend him as being an agent who is helpful, efficient, honest, trustworthy, professional and a good communicator. I would certainly highly recommend your services to other buyer or sellers. Wishing you all the very best and many sales in the future. - Sue