Di has played a key role in enabling us to receive a premium price for the sale of two of our WGN properties. Both houses were difficult to sell. In the case of our family home it had been on the market with another agency for over 3 months and they were unable to achieve a price that meet our expectations. It was the middle of winter when our lawyer suggested we contact Di Austin who he assured us was very experienced in selling unusual or difficult properties that other agents were unable to sell for a realistic price that reflected the true value of the property. Di recommend an auction which we both initially very sceptical. After meeting with Di and evaluating the recent sales data we were convinced our first property was suitable for sale by auction. After a short intensive marketing campaign lead by Di and her team at Harcourt's she managed to ensure there were three motivated bidders. The CV was $605,000 and the property went under the hammer for over $680,000.
Our second property was a more difficult challenge. We had previously failed to sell it on three occasions using three different agents during 2013-2014. The CV was $380,000 and the best offer was $325,000. Based on our successful sale of our family home we realised it was time to call in Di to sell our residential investment property. She used the same great team of people to dress the house, prepare realistic photos and undertake another 3 week intensive marketing and advertising campaign. The result of the auction was spectator. The CV had increased to $400,000. The house was sold for over $510,000. We know from three previous failed sales campaigns that the conventional sales process would not have achieved this result.
Some of the standout features of these two successful auctions which were both managed and closely supervised by Di is the complete lack of pressure. That was very very important for both of us. We had previously found it difficult to consistently reject low bal/ offers that did not reflect the true worth of both properties. We set the reserve. There was no attempt to reduce the reserve which in both cases was a challenging target that was exceed.
Because we had previously failed to sell both properties we feel that we are in a position to write about the role played by Di and her wonderful support team which ensured thatboth of our properties we presented to the market in the best possible light and achieved a sale price that exceed our expectations.
We both unreservedly recommend Di to anyone who is faced with the challenge of selling a property that is proving difficult to sell. Based on our experience we believe she will get the result you are looking for.
All the best Di.
Jan and David.