Archive for June, 2011

Market Update – How Do Media Reports Relate To My Property?

You may have seen media reports recently about the “dismal” state of the current real estate market, as indicated by “low” auction clearance rates.  But are these reports accurate?

This week’s Fletchers Forum takes a closer look at the market and how the media reports the situation – read the full story at

SOLD: 2 High St Mont Albert, $875,000 7 June 2011

This beautiful property sold recently for the fantastic amount of $875,000.  Take a closer look on our website for more information

Here’s what the happy vendors had to say about their experience with Fletchers:

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank Tim Heavyside, Jennifer and Clara, for the successful sale of 2 High Street, Mont Albert.  We appreciated you keeping us informed on the progress of the sale throughout the campaign, as well as communicating what to expect as the auction day approached.  We will have no hesitation in recommending your services to friends and colleagues who are planning to sell their property.  We would highly recommend Tim and his team at Fletchers if you were considering selling your home.”

AUCTION RESULT – 26 Blossom St Mitcham – SOLD $880,000 28 May 2011

This almost-new home (7 years young) sold at auction recently for the fantastic price of $880,000.  Take a closer look at this delightful property on our website at .

Here’s what the ecstatic vendors had to say after the auction:

 “Selling our home with Tim Heavyside and his team was an incredibly positive experience. We knew that we had our property in capable hands and this was translated in the price that Tim achieved on auction day. Tim understands the market and he and his capable team have a strong level of commitment to their clients. The suggested marketing campaign was very effective and we received exceptional levels of communication, being kept fully informed with the progress of the sale at all times. We would not hesitate to recommend Tim Heavyside and his team to anyone wanting a fresh and energetic approach to selling their home.”

Thank you Stephen & Melissa for your kind words.  It was a pleasure assisting with the sale of your home.

AUCTION RESULT – 4/30 Broughton Rd Surrey Hills, SOLD $901,000 28 May 2011

 This beautifully presented & spacious 3 bedroom Townhouse sold at auction for the impressive price of $901,000.  Take a closer look at it on Fletchers website at

Here’s what the happy vendors had to say following their successful auction:

“We chose Fletchers for their integrity and sincerity and the very helpful way Tim and his team guided us through the sale process. He was professional and honest in all aspects of the sale and he was a pleasure to do business with.  We have no hesitation in recommending Tim and his team to anyone who is considering selling.”

Vendors: David and Rebecca

AUCTION RESULT – 1/29 Kerr St Blackburn – SOLD $799,000 on 7 May 2011

1/29 Kerr St Blackburn – happy vendors

With its own street frontage and single-level living, this lovely home was successfully sold on auction day for the fabulous amount of $799,000.

Congratulations to the successful purchasers and the happy vendors, who are shown here after the auction.
Best wishes to you all for the future.

AUCTION RESULT – 1 Gilbert St, Bulleen – SOLD $761,000 on 1 May 2011


Happy vendors & purchasers

 This immaculate home successfully sold at Auction last month, for the fantastic amount of $761,000.  Congratulations to both vendors and purchasers, I wish you all the very best for the future.

Auction Result – 37 Bass St, Box Hill – SOLD $960,000 Sat 4 June 2011

Happy Vendors & Purchasers

This impeccably updated California Bungalow sold at auction last weekend for the fantastic amount of $960,000.  For a closer look at what this home had to offer, check it out on our website at

You can see by the  photo how happy the vendors & purchasers were on the day.  Congratulations to both parties on a successful result.  Here’s what the happy vendors had to say following the auction:

‘We were impressed by Tim Heavyside’s excellent local knowledge, which enabled him to speak with confidence to potential buyers about the neighbourhood and its features, as well as of the property itself.  Tim and the team sought our input at every step in the process, and provided regular updates.  Particular thanks is also due to Jennifer, Bianca, Clara and the many others at Fletchers who contributed their specific expertise to help us achieve our goal.’

Thank you Pam and Peter for your thoughful words.  Best of luck with your future plans.

Following on from previous update on 7 Bellett Street’s fabulous auction day result…..

The happy purchasers

Here’s some photos of the happy vendor and purchasers from the day.  Congratulations to all, and I would like to take this opportunity to wish them all the very best for the future.


7 Bellett St Vendor

AUCTION RESULT: 7 Bellett St, Camberwell – Sold 5 June 2011 for $1,500,000

 On what was a bit of a lacklustre day for Auction results across the industry, this exceptionally renovated Victorian home sold after Auction for a magnificent $1,500,000.

Take a look at what James Market News had to say about the auction and the property itself. 

For the REIV’s take on the current clearance rates, catch their Auction & Sale Results Overview this week at

Fireside Chats – Toop.TV

 I was privileged to be invited to appear on Toop TV’s Fireside Chat program while on a recent visit to South Australia.  During a series of interviews with Toop & Toop General Manager Mandy Wurth, I covered a range of topics relating to Real Estate – how I work within my team environment, the market in general, effective communication with vendors, auction Vs private sale to name just a few.

Take a look at all three videos of the entire show via the link below.  Mandy is an amazing interviewer, and asks intelligent and insightful questions which lead to (hopefully!) informative and educational answers from her subjects.  I hope you can take away some insights into how I operate by watching these videos. 

Thanks again to Mandy and the team at Toop & Toop for an enjoyable and informative visit to beautiful South Australia.