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.
20 Drane Street, Clayfield
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.”
129 Towers Street, Ascot
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.
29C Napier St, Ascot
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.
15 Bentinck St, Sherwood
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.”
7 Caneby St, Ashgrove
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.”
13 Bexley Ave, Balmoral
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.”
9 Burlington St, East Brisbane
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.”
20 Laurel St, Highgate Hill
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!”
36 Henry St, Kalinga Park
This stunning renovated Queenslander was purchased off-market for a local family in August 2018.
25 Ginahgulla St, Mount Gravatt East
This 4 bedroom renovator was purchased for Brisbane investors in December 2018.
42 Meston St, Mitchelton
This highset in the heart of Mitchelton was purchased for Sydney investors in November 2018.
126 Arnold St, Holland Park
This gorgeous character home was purchased for local clients prior to Auction despite a multi-offer situation.
1A High St, Milton
This inner city gem was purchased for a Brisbane couple despite multi-offers.
87A Bank Rd, Graceville
This Riverfront Queenslander was purchased for an executive couple at Auction.
27 Troubridge St, Mount Gravatt East
An LMR site in the heart of the Southside growth corridor was purchased for local investors.
2/18 McMaster St, Nundah
A unit in the heart of convenience. Walk to shops and train, this Nundah property was purchased for a local investor.
3/5 Clausen St, Mount Gravatt East
This townhouse in a boutique complex of 3 was purchased off-market for my Melbourne investor.
36 Lockhart St, Woolloongabba
This charming character home was purchased for local investors despite multiple offers.
1/63 Bundara St, Morningside
My first home buyers were ecstatic to secure this 3 bedroom townhouse despite multi-offers.
3/20 Dobson St, Ascot
I secured this 2 bedroom unit for my interstate clients prior to Auction.
1 Krystelle Cl, Oxley
My clients' offer was accepted following 3 other offers on this family home in Oxley.
67 McConaghy St, Mitchelton
This character home in the heart of Mitchelton was purchased for Sydney investors despite 3 other offers.
84 Silkyoak Circuit, Fitzgibbon
This 3 bedroom home was purchased for a First Home Buyer despite 3 multi-offers.
78 Ringrose St, Stafford Heights
This 3 bedroom renovator was purchased for Northern Territory clients looking to grow their Brisbane portfolio.
3/21 Broughton Rd, Kedron
This 3 bedroom townhouse in a boutique complex of three was purchased for my Sydney investor.
2/11 Mitchell St, Kedron
This 2 bedroom renovator in the heart of Kedron was purchased for a Brisbane client.
44 Howsan St, Mount Gravatt East
This post war renovator on 625m2 of LMR zoned land was purchased for a Sydney investor, despite 12 multi-offers from competing buyers.
43/410 Stanley Street, South Bank
A knock out bid secured this 3 bedroom apartment in the very tightly held and exclusive Park Avenue building in the heart of South Bank.
112 Somerset Rd, Kedron
This post war character home was purchased at Auction ($50K under budget) for a Melbourne family relocating to Brisbane.
1/78 Dutton Street, Hawthorne
This 4 bedroom executive townhouse was purchased for interstate home buyers relocated from Western Australia.
11 Hopkins St, Petrie
Purchased for a Brisbane professional couple looking to escape the city hustle.
1/45 Monmouth Street, Morningside
This 4 bedroom free standing townhouse was purchased for a Sydney investor.
21 Landsdowne Street, Coorparoo
With multiple bidders, I was successful in securing this character home for my Sydney investor, under budget.
158 McConaghy Street, Mitchelton
My second purchase for local investors who are growing their Brisbane portfolio.
40 Clyde Road, Herston
This beautifully restored Queenslander was purchased at Auction for interstate investors using an aggressive bidding style that knocked out three other buyers.
3/39 Sydney Street, New Farm
A rare find in one of New Farm's signature streets. My Dubai investors were very pleased to secure this 2 bedroom renovated gem in an OFF-MARKET purchase.
6/9 Denham Street, Clayfield
This 2 bedroom renovator was purchased Off-Market for Sydney investors. One of two purchases they did with me.
7/88 Elizabeth Street, Paddington
The top left unit behind me was purchased Off-Market for Sydney investors looking to grow their existing portfolio.
3/19 Cambridge St, Bulimba
This walk to Oxford St mid level apartment was purchased for a first home buyer following multi-offers.
69 Carmel St, Bardon
This 3 bedroom post war cottage was purchased for Western Australian clients relocating to Brisbane.
2/15 Bundah St, Camp Hill
The numbers stacked up for my Melbourne investor on this 2 bedroom renovated unit in Camp Hill.
16 Enfield Street, Mount Gravatt East
This 3 bedroom entry level home was secured for a Brisbane client following multi-offers.
3/32 Terrace St, Newmarket
This 2 bedroom renovator was the second purchase for my Sydney investor who plans to renovate, add value and hold.
2 & 3/70 York Street, Coorparoo
I secured these two townhouses in a boutique complex of 4 under Off-Market conditions for my Sydney investors.
6/45 Beatrice Street, Taringa
Purchased Off-Market in Taringa for Sydney investors.
134 Klingner Road, Kippa Ring
I helped secure this highset home for a First Home Buyer.
5/76 Moray Street, New Farm
This 2 bedroom Art-Deco apartment was secured for North Queensland investors following 5 multi-offers.
130 Glen Holm Street, Mitchelton
Purchased in Mitchelton for Brisbane investors following 5 multi-offers.
9/995 Brunswick Street, New Farm
Featured in Brisbane's Open House Showcase in 2014, this iconic art-deco property, only ever offered once to the open market was secured for Perth investors who were successful despite five other offers to purchase.
4/101 McLennan Street, Lutwyche
This immaculately presented townhouse in a boutique complex of 4 was purchased for Melbourne investors following lengthy negotiations.
2/16 Elwell Street, Morningside
This 3 bedroom townhouse in a boutique complex of 6 was purchased for a Melbourne investor.
5/98 Whitmore Street, Taringa
This 2 bedroom apartment in a boutique complex of 5 was purchased for my Sydney investor.
25 Yiada Street, Kedron
This lowset renovator was purchased for Brisbane investors who undertook renovations to increase value prior to tenanting.
1/45 Amelia Street, Coorparoo
This 2 bedroom renovator was purchased Off-Market for Brisbane investors.
Success at Auction in Gordon Park
This 3 bedroom brick home was successfully negotiated at auction following a knock-out bid for my interstate investors.
25 Lutana Street, Stafford
This modern townhouse was purchased for Perth investors who had tenants for the property immediately following settlement.
121 Oxlade Drive, New Farm
This ground floor apartment just opposite the Brisbane River was purchased for a Gladstone investor.
4/74 Kent St, New Farm
This charming Art-Deco property in the heart of New Farm was purchased Off-Market for interstate investors.
3/98 Whitmore Street, Taringa
This spacious renovator was purchased for interstate clients.
3/51 Amelia Street, Coorparoo
This top floor apartment with city views was purchased for Sydney investors.
8/35 Wickham Street, Newmarket
This top floor apartment was purchased for Brisbane investors. The first of two purchases made with me.
2/121 Oxlade Drive, New Farm
This ground floor apartment was purchased Off-Market for Brisbane investors.
Lisson Grove, Wooloowin
This 2 bedroom ground floor apartment with massive courtyard was purchased for local investors.
4/39 Sydney Street, New Farm
This 2 bedroom unit was purchased Off-Market for a local (fly in fly out) investor.
6/45 Merthyr Rd, New Farm
This 1 bedroom unit in the heart of New Farm was purchased for an interstate investor.
70 Beatrice Tce, Ascot
This 2 bedroom apartment walk to Racecourse Rd in Ascot was purchased for an interstate investor.
2/21 Deviney St, Morningside
This brick townhouse in a boutique complex of 3 was purchased for a local investor.
10 Rogoona St, Morningside
This 2 bedroom apartment in the heart of Morningside was purchased for interstate investors, Off-Market.
3/64 Moreton St, New Farm
This 2 bedroom unit in the heart of New Farm was purchased for interstate investors.
128 Sydney St, New Farm
This 2 bedroom apartment opposite New Farm park was purchased for interstate investors
77 Moreton St, New Farm
This top floor apartment in a quiet street of New Farm was purchased for interstate investors.