success stories and client case studies.
CLIENTS | Chris and Clare
BUDGET | $800,000
BRIEF | Investment Property (capital growth)
Chris and Clare were referred to me from a contact in Sydney as they were looking to make better decisions second time around when it came to investing in property.
The property needed to demonstrate it could outperform the Brisbane averages when it came to capital growth, and I was able to show the Clients through statistics and reporting how this could be achieved by making a strategic decision on location and type of property.
Chris and Clare wanted a “set and forget” style investment where there was minimal maintenance and a high chance of securing a tenant who would value the home as their own and stay on for the long term.
Norman Parade ticked many boxes. A low maintenance brick home, just a few minutes walk to the local train station and within Eagle Junction State School catchment. The property was secured for close to $400,000 below the average house price of the Suburb, easily facilitating room for growth over the long term.
CLIENT | El Ka
BUDGET | $900,000
BRIEF | New home
El flew to Brisbane to meet with me in person before engaging me to find her a new home, following a decision to relocate from Melbourne. El’s career sees her travel on a regular basis and she needed to find a property that felt like home. Convenience to public transport and amenities was high on her priority list and the home needed to feel secure and comfortable - a place she could entertain when friends dropped by.
Drane Street was the perfect option after inspecting many potential homes, and since I had a fantastic rapport with the selling agent, I was able to position El’s Contract in the best light possible so that it was a no-brainer for the seller to agree to our terms despite having another offer on the table.
“It took a few months from start to finish and throughout the process Wendy was positive, patient, proactive and professional. When we did find the right house, she made the whole process so much less stressful. Together we got better results than I could have got alone, especially as I live interstate and there were a few complications we needed to address along the way.”
CLIENTS | Ben and Nicole
BUDGET | $1.5 million
BRIEF | Family home
Ben and Nicole approached me as they were looking to relocate from Sydney to Brisbane and needed a professional set of eyes and ears on the ground to find and secure a new family home. Good school catchment and a family friendly layout were important, as well as an eye catching home that represented good value. Towers Street ticked all the boxes, and I represented Ben and Nicole at Auction, successfully securing the property for close to $100,000 below their budget.
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.
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.”
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.”