CLIENTS | Jim and Sharon
BUDGET | $1 million
BRIEF | New home
Jim and Sharon approached me to buy a future home in Brisbane. Currently living in North Queensland, the couple had plans to relocate to Brisbane in their retirement and knew it was a strategic move to enter the market now, rather than risk the market rising. The Brief was straightforward. The property needed to be a freehold townhouse with a minimum 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a spacious outdoor entertaining space and double garage. It also had to be located within walking distance to shops and cafes as Jim and Sharon were keen to enjoy a the outdoor Brisbane lifestyle when they were ready to make the move. After inspecting six properties over the course of 3 months, the right one presented itself. It ticked all the boxes - freehold townhouse, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, double garage, walk to cafe strip and it even had a separate laundry, which was a preferred option for Sharon. A multiple offer scenario was part of the mix when we began negotiations but as I knew the selling agent well, I was able to position Jim and Sharon in a way in which the sellers were more confident in taking our offer than the competing one. As completion approached, tenants were secured and ready to move in just 2 weeks following settlement, limiting the vacancy period and ensuring Jim and Sharon had rent coming in almost straight away.
Thank you very much for your efforts to find us our future home.
We cannot praise you enough - always positive, always working and on top of all aspects of the negotiation and purchase.
CLIENTS | Tim and Katie
BUDGET | $1.1 million
BRIEF | Family home
Tim and Katie reached out to me to help them secure a new home for their young family in Brisbane. They had been renting a house in the suburb of Wilston for a few months and had recently relocated from Perth for Katie’s work. Being working professionals and having no real knowledge of the Brisbane property market, Tim and Katie engaged me to help them find and secure a family home on Brisbane’s northside. It needed to be located in a family friendly area and be convenient to the city where Katie worked. We spent around 5 months reviewing potential homes and the particulars of the Brief changed many times throughout this period. We needed to get it right as Tim and Katie planned to live in this home for many years to come. Rushing this purchase and risking buying the wrong home was not an option but at the same time, the tenancy deadline on their lease was looming. Finally, the house in Caneby Street presented itself. I knew the selling agent and was able to negotiate a price and terms that worked for both parties. Tim and Katie moved in shortly after the settlement date and have plans to undertake some cosmetic renovations to really make it their own in the coming months.
“Thank you very much for all of your assistance with finding our Queensland home. We are really loving our house and getting to know our neighbours and the area.
We really liked your approach - and we think that is what sets you apart from your competitors. You were organised and structured, yet able to be flexible when needed - and most important, you were always super patient!!!
We will come back to you when we purchase our next property and would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending you to any of our friends.”
CLIENT | Jennifer
BUDGET | $2 million
BRIEF | Forever home
Jennifer was prompted to reach out to me after she saw one of my online videos discussing offers and how to best position them for success.
She had recently missed out on a property she had her heart set on and was extremely disappointed it hadn’t worked out.
She needed to appoint the right person who could not only find her “second” dream home, but make sure the property was actually secured this time around.
I worked with Jennifer for several months, targeting ideal homes in her chosen suburbs and letterbox dropping the owners with a personalised prompt to sell letter. Coincidentally, an exact home we had targeted came available for sale in an off-market capacity.
I had worked with the agent previously and had built a great rapport. It took a few weeks to negotiate the deal, and the end result saw both parties extremely satisfied with the outcome.
Jennifer could move in to her dream home and the sellers could move on to their new one.
“I gave Wendy a reference picture of my dream home. I wanted a colonial Queenslander in a certain area of Brisbane. They're not easy to find and once found, bids are competitive. Wendy was extremely pro active in her search and communicated her results back to me regularly. A few months later the actual house I'd referenced came up for sale in an off market capacity. Wendy helped me secure the purchase of this home and at a decent price, something I am one hundred percent certain I wouldn't have succeeded in doing without her.
Beyond this incredible skill and talent Wendy has for negotiating, she is a wonderful person, always respectful, supportive and caring. She was patient, kind (understanding the stress of purchasing a home to live in) and completely transparent in her dealings with both myself and the seller.
She also organised everything to do with the purchase and settlement personally. When you engage Wendy, you deal with her direct, not an assistant.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Wendy for anyone wishing to purchase a property in Brisbane. You won't find a better buyer's agent.”
CLIENT | Andrew
BUDGET | $1.1 million
BRIEF | Executive Home
You wouldn’t say No to an instant equity gain of $200,000 would you?
This is EXACTLY what happened in Andrew’s case…
“Having no experience of the Brisbane property market and concerns about oversupply of apartments I decided to engage Wendy to help me clarify my brief so we could focus the house hunt; (which admittedly had been “all over the shop” until that point).
We decided that with my budget and requirement for an executive low maintenance residence that we would begin looking at townhouses in the Bulimba/Hawthorne/Balmoral precinct.
The brief changed slightly once we started to view potential options as my preference was for something freehold and this meant increasing the original budget.
Alas, we found a house that had been for sale for a few months and the seller had rejected an offer early in the sales process.
With no other options they had decided to go to auction and had pulled the advertisement.
Wendy knew the sales agent well and managed to secure the property with a single, strong offer. Fortunately they accepted and the rest is history.
The icing on the cake was that as part of the valuation for the mortgage, the property valued at approximately $200k more than I paid for it! A result indeed.
Wendy made the buying process pain free and focused on all the tasks that I had no interest or time to do myself, such as dealing with agents, initial viewings, due diligence etc etc. We also had fun and a good laugh while out and about checking out Brisbane properties.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Wendy to anyone wishing to purchase a property in Brisbane. You won't find a better Buyer’s Agent.”
CLIENTS | Chris and Natalie
BUDGET | $900,000
BRIEF | Family Home
Chris and Natalie approached me to help them secure a family home following many months in the market searching on their own.
When I first met with Natalie, I quickly realised why they had been unsuccessful in securing a home up until this point - they lacked confidence and clarity.
We worked together for a few more months before the right one made it’s appearance, all the while I acted as the sounding board steering them in the right direction when it came to properties and their market price.
We purchased prior to auction and despite several other offers in the mix, I was able to convince the selling agent that our offer was the strongest of the bunch.
30 days later, Chris and Natalie moved into their new home in East Brisbane.
Here’s what Natalie has to say ...
“Wendy’s service is bespoke, from the initial consultation to refining the Brief, short listing properties all the way through to settlement - her approach is supportive yet consultative and when required, assertive. By employing all these traits coupled with her extensive knowledge of the market and the real estate industry she offers a service that is enviable and simply put, ensures results. If you’re looking to purchase the right property for your specific requirements, Wendy is your woman.”
When I visited Chris and Natalie a few months after they moved in, I asked them what they would have done differently had they had their time again.
Their response was ...
“we would have engaged you sooner.”
CLIENTS | Rhys and Sadie
BUDGET | $1.1M
BRIEF | Family Home
Rhys and Sadie approached me because they were relocating to Brisbane for work. Both being working professionals they had no time to look for property and residing interstate made property inspections and attending auctions out of reach. They knew they needed a professional on their side if this purchase was to be a success.
Here’s where I stepped into the picture...
Rhys and Sadie knew the style of home they wanted and we pinpointed the right areas with laser precision.
They had to be within a short walk of their work and so when the right one came up, we knew it was worth pursuing with force.
This property was going to auction and I assisted with representation on the day, bidding tactics and walk away price setting. The property was secured under our budgeted limit following multi-bidders and an auction that seemed to last an entire morning.
When it was all said and done, here was the feedback I received from my clients...
“Wendy, thank you for all your hard work. We certainly couldn’t have done it without you. You made the whole process so easy for us and we were very reassured having you onboard. Your service was 100% and fulfilled all our expectations so thank you. We are so excited!”