Cecile and her family had hoped to purchase their dream family home in Newport or Williamstown. After attending multiple auctions and continually missing out, Anaf was feeling discouraged. He, like many others, was continually missing out at auction as the Real Estate Agents were routinely under quoting properties in the area by an average of $150,000.
Uncertain of how to approach the highly competitive market, Cecile engaged Wise Real Estate Advice for help on how to navigate to difficult situation. Our Senior Buyers Advocate, Mark Ribarsky, was able to show Anaf and his family a variety of properties in the area and give and accurate market value on them. Once they were aware of the true market value, and had settled on a property, Mark submitted a private formal offer to the vendor to encourage the Real Estate Agent to take the listing off market. This strategy was employed to fend off competition before the auction.
After an intense campaign, Mark was able to secure the home in the heart of Williamstown for Anaf and his family for $50,000 under the asking price.
We would not have been able to secure the place we were after without Mark s help. He has great knowledge and experience of how things work, and gives simple, clear advice. He was friendly and very responsive to any questions we had. Was really easy to work with him and it seemed he was as much in to the search as we were! Would highly recommend to have him on your side – the cost is negligible compared to house prices and easily pays back in both time and money.