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Off Market Property Melbourne – Ivanhoe

Ying had enlisted Wise Real Estate Advice for expert help and advice with intentions of purchasing a second property on her street. She came to us with lots of valid and reasonable questions. ‘What is this property actually worth?’ ‘How do I know if this agent is under quoting?’

Trying to navigate through the sneaky tricks that Real Estate Agents have, she cleverly engaged the help of Senior Buyers Advocate, Mark Ribarsky, who was able to promptly inspect and evaluate the home and provide her with an accurate market value. They found that the agent had quoted the property approximately $200,000 under the appraisal.

With this in mind, Mark formally submitted a private offer to the vendors on Ying’s behalf, in an attempt to take the property off auction and catch all other competition by surprise. The Real Estate Agent was quick to round up all interested parties and the scenario became a boardroom auction late on a Thursday night. As Ying’s Buyers Advocate, Mark attended the auction in her place with an aggressive bidding strategy.


With the advantage of Mark’s expertise, Ying won the auction $50,000 under budget. The competitors had not bid against a Buyers Agent before, and Mark’s expert knowledge and professional skill ultimately took the edge over the competition.


Mark was personable, knowledgeable, and down to earth from the first phone conversation. He gave honest advice that was greatly helpful. In particular, when the section 32 became available and negotiations commenced, we were nervous and worried, but he was really on the ball and helped us along. As days went by, we were more and more glad to have him representing us and giving us sound advice. He helped us to achieve a great result, and took away a lot of the stresses of the situation.

About Ivanhoe

Ivanhoe is an established suburb 10km north-west of Melbourne’s’ CBD. Renowned for its leafy, tree lines streets and stunning period homes, the impressive architecture dates back to the late 19th, and early 20th Centaury. Notably, Ivanhoe hosts some of Melbourne’s most prestigious schools. Christmas time in Ivanhoe is particularly special, as residents on The Boulevard work together to light up their homes with colorful displays attracting over 100,000 people over a 9-day period, to marvel at the joy of Christmas.

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    Ken Stewart
    Ken Stewart

    5 out of 5 stars

    posted 2 months ago

    Mark was personally recommended to me as someone who could be of real help in appraising my property of interest and subsequently representing me at auction.
    He made time to meet for an initial chat over coffee. I was immediately impressed and relaxed with his easy and honest nature, as well as his willingness to listen to my needs.
    A genuinely nice bloke... well experienced in the RE scene, totally committed to helping his clients.... all in all, a very worthwhile experience.

    Ainsley O'Sullivan
    Ainsley O'Sullivan

    5 out of 5 stars

    posted 2 months ago

    Richard and I worked with Mark over a few weeks to secure an amazing property in Brunswick West in a very competitive market. Without Marks' expertise in Real Estate of the area, we would have struggled to buy in such a short time frame. Mark was also excellent at communicating with us. We spoke many times a day to get the deal done. Money well spent when our time was limited. Thanks again to you Mark.