Archive for December, 2011

Merry Christmas to all my colleagues, clients and friends

December 23, 2011 Leave a comment

 For a wrap-up of 2011, including what the real estate market and Fletchers company as a whole got up to, click on the link to take you to Fletchers Forum page

New Listing – 472 Whitehorse Road, Surrey Hills

December 23, 2011 Leave a comment

This brand-new semi-detached Townhouse has just been listed and is yet to appear on any internet sites.  It is being offered for Private Sale – Price On Application.

472 Whitehorse Rd, Surrey Hills is a 3 storey property with 3-4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 4 car garage with turntable, marble floors and theatre room.

If you would like to arrange a private inspection of this incredible property, please feel free to email me at or Karine O’Donnell at karine.o’

New Listing – 16 Somerville St Doncaster

December 23, 2011 Leave a comment

This lovely home has just been listed and is yet to appear on any internet sites.  It is due to be auctioned early March 2012, and will be advertised with a price guide of $700,000 – $770,000.

16 Somerville St Doncaster is a double storey home with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, double carport, gas ducted heating & split-system airconditioning, on 665 sq m land (approx).

If you would like to arrange a private inspection of this property, please feel free to email me at

REIV magazine “The Estate Agent” features an article about recent REIV Awards

December 23, 2011 Leave a comment

The December edition of REIV’s “The Estate Agent” magazine features an article about the recent REIV Awards for Excellence.

If you don’t receive this publication, I’ve reproduced the article and it’s great pictures here for you to take a look at: REIV magazine awards article

Along with some excellent shots of the Fletchers team and myself accepting our awards, there’s also a list of all winners and their categories.  What an impressive group of individuals and companies to be a part of!

Thanks again to the REIV for organising such an outstanding event, I’m sure those who attended on the night will agree it was a night to remember.

What is the value Of Balwyn High School Zone?

December 21, 2011 Leave a comment

Last Saturday’s “The Age” (17 December 2011) contained an article highlighting how sought-after houses in the Balwyn High School zone are.  

Along with other comments, I advised readers that that homes in the Balwyn High zone are “valued at 15 percent more than those just outside the zone”.

Read the full article in Fletchers Forum – click here:

REIA Awards for Excellence to be held in Darwin in March 2012

December 15, 2011 Leave a comment

Read the latest news about next year’s Awards, including the buzz about Darwin, in Real Estate Business’ online magazine at

I make a special guest “appearance” about 2/3 of the way down the page.   Enjoy!

Online Videos Sell Properties

December 15, 2011 Leave a comment

 It is undisputed that the internet is the most powerful marketing tool currently available.  I make use of this fact to ensure that almost all of my listings include a property video.

Visual Domain and recently highlighted the importance of real estate agents utilising online videos when marketing homes for sale, in a series of articles in media publications around Australia.  These publications include the Camden Advertiser in Sydney, the Brimbank Weekly in Melbourne, the North West Star in Mt Isa, and the Mandurah Mail in W.A., which is highlighted here.

To read all the articles from around the country, click on the link Media Monitors articles 

This article also appeared on Real Estate Business Online – read it for yourself at

Key Lessons From 2011 For Buyers, Sellers & Investors – Sunday Herald Sun 11 Dec 2011

December 14, 2011 Leave a comment

sundayheraldsun Take a look at this article in last Sunday’s Herald Sun, with highlighted quotes from Fletchers Director Tim Fletcher

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