Mary- Anne Candy Glen Iris
Ph 0438 074 111
My husband and I had been trying to find the right house for us for more than a year.
We were losing heart when a friend suggested taking on a buyer advocate. This recommendation specified Mark Thompson; not just any buyer advocate.
After our first meeting we engaged Mark to help us, and it was the best thing we ever did.
We were delighted with Mark’s honesty and forthright approach, quite apart from his hard work and depth of knowledge of the Melbourne housing market.
Perhaps Mark’s greatest strength is his dogged determination to get the best possible outcome for us, his clients. He really takes enormous pleasure from having truly satisfied clients. This characteristic makes him a very special advocate in real estate.
We have recommended Mark to a number of friends and family who have been thrilled with outcomes achieved on their behalf, as both a buyer and vendor advocate.
We have no hesitation in commending Mark’s services to anyone wishing to buy or sell Melbourne real estate.
Grant Cairns Melbourne
Ph 0403 519 678
Mark Thompson has saved us a lot of money, provided a lot of excellent advice, and removed a lot of stress from the whole process. Over the last 12 months, we have sold one property and bought another. Mark helped us with both of these. The property we sold was in far north Queensland. We initially felt completely powerless: we didn’t know the property market there, we didn’t know anyone there who could act on our behalf, and we knew the property had serious issues (including termites). Mark was wonderful: he arranged a property evaluation, advised a choice of real estate agent, and then advocated absolutely tenaciously on our behalf over a period of several weeks. I am certain he saved us $20,000 on the deal. But even more importantly, he saved us a lot of stress. When low offers came in, my wife would ask “shouldn’t we accept that offer” (she was very keen to sell), but I could just reply: “let Mark do the worrying about this”. The property we bought is an apartment in the heart of the Melbourne CBD. We spend 12 months looking for the perfect place; we had a lot of boxes we wanted ticked, and a very limited budget. Mark gave us a lot of advice along the way. We would have exchanged well over 100 emails and phone calls with him over the year. On several occasions, when we became serious about a property, Mark inspected it with us, to give us his advice. We went to auction on one occasion; Mark did the bidding for us but it went for more than we were willing to pay. Undaunted, Mark continued to make suggestions for possible apartments, and eventually we found the perfect one. I gave Mark a price I thought was reasonable, and Mark negotiated the deal, saving us $30,000 below the price I was willing to pay. We have just spent our first weekend in our new apartment. Words can’t describe how happy we both are. The apartment has everything: location, parking, magnificent views, excellent fittings. And we got it at a price we can afford. We wouldn’t be here, looking out across the city on this beautiful sunny morning, if it wasn’t for Mark Thompson. Thanks Mark!
Geoff Ellis Heidelberg Heights
Ph 0400 015 769
We appreciated and valued Mark’s input and commitment as we searched for our new home. Mark’s expertise, guidance and market knowledge helped shape our decision and led us towards a new home that we are excited about. An agent may only deal with a buyer for a very short time, but agents must maintain a good working relationship with a buyers advocate for many years – this was a real benefit Mark brought to our search.