Archive for April, 2013

434 Elgar Road, Box Hill – The Weekly Review Eastern

The picture-perfect Edwardian home at 434 Elgar Road, Box Hill (corner of Hopetoun Parade) features in The Weekly Review Eastern.

Filled with ornate period features, the family home offers a generous lounge and formal dining room and master bedroom with deluxe en-suite.

Within walking distance to transport, restaurants, cafes and schools,  the residence is on a corner block of approximately 1,161 sqm.

The auction is this Saturday, 4 May at 12pm. Hope to see you there!

434 Elgar Road, Box Hill

1-4/84 Winfield Road, Balwyn North

Join me on a tour at 84 Winfield Road, Balwyn North.

An extremely rare opportunity for the savvy investor or developer, these 4 attractive single level units are to be sold individually or can be purchased together.

Hope to see you at one of the open for inspections!

Auction Wrap – 22 April 2013

The REIV recorded a clearance rate of 67 per cent on the weekend, compared to 54 per cent on the same weekend last year. Fletchers success rate was consistent with that reported by the REIV, again with a strong number of bidders at most auctions.

My team and I had a good result at 5 Alwyn Court in Mitcham, where we had two bidders in the bowl of a quiet cul-de-sac slug it out. The home eventually sold for $715,000. Both vendors an purchasers are very pleased – it’s a great home.

The property is located around the corner from the ‘Rangeview’ strip shops. Amongst these shops is a lovely bakery called the ‘Mitcham Bakery’ – it has been there for years! Besides the yummy cakes/hot pies etc, they do a beautiful selection of freshly made sandwiches, which they name after famous people. I’ve tried a few over my journey and my favorite sanger is the ‘Elton John’ – it’s a triple decker and it includes three different types of meats and the LOT when it comes to salad. If you’re hungry (I mean really starving), I highly recommend you order an ‘Elton John’. The vendors also love the bakery and enjoy an Elton John too!

13 Winmalee Rd, Balwyn drew an incredible crowd of almost 150 people. When it got to the business end, we received one bid and passed it in to the highest bidder at $2.210 million. Straight afterwards (inside the property) we negotiated a further $40k to reach a later offer of $2.25 million. Our vendor’s asking price is $2.45 million. I’m sure we are going to sell this beautuful French provincial home really soon. My colleague Thomas Lo and I have organised more open times next week, including one on Wednesday (24 April) at 5pm-5.30pm. Other times (if needed) will be provided online.

On its first Saturday open for inspection, the fully renovated period home at 14 Ryeburne Avenue, Hawthorn East proved popular, with 47 groups in total through. Certainly a home that is worthy of an inspection!

Next weekend, around 780 auctions are expected in Melbourne. Fletchers have 19 auctions scheduled, so should be a busy weekend!

Have a great week!

Tim Heavyside_Auction

Auction Action at 13 Winmalee Road (photo courtesy of James Market News)

Admin PA Role – ‘Team Heavyside’

I am looking to appoint an administration assistant to my impressive personal team. This position is based in our Canterbury Office.

  • Work in a team that is recognised as the best in Australia
  • Full time – Canterbury Location
  • Outstanding Opportunity – Remuneration Negotiable

If you were selected, your role would be known as the ‘Sales and Marketing co-ordinator for Team Heavyside’.

Working Monday – Friday, in a primarily administrative role, one of the main responsibilities is to lead my office, which consists of 5 team members.

Some of the work involves, but not limited to:

  • Co-ordinate and process letters/materials/reports for pre and post listing of a property
  • Preparation of marketing materials to clients
  • Client relationship management – liaising with all clients/customer relations on a daily basis
  • Telecommunications with my clients (e.g. answering all of my calls when diverted/handling emails)
  • Managing my diary

The successful candidate should have proven experience in administration with a positive attitude to work as a team member.  You will need to be highly motivated, organised and provide impeccable attention to detail.

Preferably you will have a good understanding of residential property transactions and be computer literate (well versed in Word and Microsoft Outlook).

This position would ideally suit someone who has worked as a sales secretary in real estate and is looking to take the next step up in your career.

My winning team prides themselves on their happy, positive culture with a focus on sales excellence. If you are focused on administration and helping people (clients), then this career opportunity could be for you!

The position provides terrific financial rewards for the right candidate.

Please forward your CV now to Bradley Brown, Director & CEO. 


29 Boisdale Street, Surrey Hills

Join me on a tour of 29 Boisdale Street, Surrey Hills – a beautiful five bedroom family home on a tree-lined street.

Offered for the first time in 21 years, the home is located on a wide, elevated block of approximately 647 sqm and offers potential to renovate, extend or build new (STCA).

Hope to see you at one of the open for inspections!

Auction Wrap – 15 April 2013

The REIV recorded 471 reported auctions on the weekend, with a final clearance rate of 70 per cent. Fletchers achieved a success rate of 83 percent, selling 10 out of the 12 properties scheduled for auction.

It was another big weekend for my team and me, selling all three properties we had scheduled under the hammer. A particularly outstanding result was the auction of 15 Acacia Street in Box Hill, which sold for $900,000 – an unexpected yet spectacular $150,000 above the vendor’s reserve! A credit to our vendors who provided us with such a great home to sell and maintaining its impeccable presentation throughout the campaign!

The classic, three bedroom brick veneer home at 27 Rishon Avenue, Blackburn South also proved popular, with six bidders competing to secure that fantastic corner block position. It sold for $742,000, over reserve by $132,000!

These big prices in the aforementioned results are demonstrative of increasing prices and the results on the weekend generally are indicative of a rising market. We certainly saw indications from late December that 2013 would be a changing market (i.e. going up), and the results throughout the year so far have lived up these signs.

Next weekend, around 620 auctions are expected in Melbourne. Fletchers have nine auctions scheduled, two of which I am calling.

Have a great week!

Tim Heavyside, Auction Day
A busy and successful auction day on the weekend!

Networks work to make a sale

I am mentioned in The Age today in an article about choosing the right real estate agent when selling your home or investment property…so important!

The Age_13 April 2013_Investment

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434 Elgar Road, Box Hill

Join me on a tour of 434 Elgar Road in Box Hill – a three bedroom, Edwardian family home on a corner block of approximately 1,161 sqm.

Filled with ornate period features, the home boasts generous living areas and is in a fantastic location close to transport, shops, restaurants, schools and cafes.

MPTV Property of the Week

9 Norway Avenue, Blackburn is a divine period residence, perfectly blending heritage charm with the finest contemporary  appointments. Catch my appearance on MPTV with my colleague Ben Williams to showcase this magnificent home!

9 Norway Avenue, Blackburn

The magnificent family home at 9 Norway Avenue in Blackburn blends period style with contemporary appointments.

It features in The Weekly Review Eastern – a landmark property and landmark position!

9 Norway Avenue, Blackburn