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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    Hari Krishnan
    Hari Krishnan

    5 out of 5 stars

    posted 2 months ago

    I found Mark through Google!!!.
    Since my first meeting I felt so confident in Mark's ability and experience in being able to deliver a great result. I was very much impressed with Mark's service as he made the whole process easier and stress free!!!!

    I am really happy because I bought exactly what I was looking for and it was well under my top budget. Most importantly We did it within few weeks.

    Since day one Mark was very pro-active.

     Mark emailed multiple properties every week within my search parameters and wish list.
     Mark allowed me to be involved as much as I wished.
     Mark inspected the properties I liked.
     Mark explained the positives and negatives about each property.
     Mark held a pre-auction meeting and attended the auction
     Mark's strategies and suggestions like where he’ll stand during the auction, how he’ll handle the negotiation etc. etc. and through to the final shaking of hands inside the house all played out in a positive way.

    Thank you Mark for all your work in getting me the right house for the right price!

    I highly recommend Mark for everybody who wants to find a good place to live or invest.

    Many, many, many thanks!

    alok desai
    alok desai

    5 out of 5 stars

    posted 3 days ago

    Mark helped us find our first Investment property and it has been a great experience for us. He made it so easy for us and took away all the stress about the whole process, was very patient and very responsive will all the queries we had and helped us in every step of the way to find us our ideal property. Thank you again for all your efforts Mark.