Testimonials

Testimonials

“We recently sold our house in Hawthorn by private auction through Abercromby’s team of Andrew Harlock, Simon Curtain & Jock Langley. Their marketing strategy was sound, the campaign efficient and their advice always reliable.  They kept us well informed throughout the process and achieved a good result.  We recommend them highly.

Adrian & Maria Triaca

My wife and I recently sold our South Yarra house "off market", as it were, through Abercromby's. Our experienced agents were Mr Jock Langley and Mr Tim Derham, ably assisted by Personal Assistant to Jock, Ms Jacque Smith. I dealt initially with Jock who exuded confidence and professionalism and I couldn't help feeling complete faith in his ability. Within just ten days, the property was sold. The staff of Abercromby's acted promptly to requests, offers and counter offers. The whole process was seemless, most amiable and successful. I can wholeheartedly recommend you talk to the people at Abercromby's if you're selling at any level in the luxury market. 

Dr Martin Hiscock A/Prof Sivana Marasco

Jeff Gole has sold three properties for us during the last fourteen years. We have continued to work with him because we have been extremely satisfied with the level of service he offers. His attention to detail and his level of communication have been especially valued, and likewise his consistent direct personal involvement in all aspects of the preparations for sale and the auction process. While we hope not to have to sell our new home in the near future, we would choose Jeff Gole again without hesitation.

Brownwyn Parry-Fielder & Kevin Collins

Tim & Jeff - We would like to thank you both and the team at Abercromby’s for a wonderful effort in the selling of our home. Your professionalism, experience and personalised attention was exactly what our house deserved and we thoroughly enjoyed working with you to achieve a result we can all be happy with given the current market. 

Janene, Scott, Caitlin & Harrison

We recently sold our house through Abercromby's. The house was sold by Private Auction and all inspections were by appointment only. We were not aware of this process until the initial discussions with Jock and Andrew. We were delighted with how this worked. The inspections were less intrusive, the auction process was well controlled and from our point of view achieved our objectives. In addition we were very pleased with the attention, feedback and response of all the staff at Abercromby's. 

Louis Lachal

Tim - Linda & I would like to thank you and your team for the professional and diligent conduct you exercised, resulting in the successful sale of our property. The advice given to us towards preparing the property for presentation, the marketing in particular the advertising media selection, frequency and the campaign services together with the photography was very well planned and executed.  We will have no hesitation in recommending you and your company to our friends if they are planning to sell their properties.

How Soon

I have known Jeff Gole for over 25 years and purchased my first property from him in 1988. Since then he has sold five properties for me and acted on my behalf as buyers advocate on several occasions, including our current home in East Malvern. When it comes to Real Estate matters Jeff is the first person I turn to as I know I can always count on him to give impartial advice that is both insightful and helpful. I would have no hesitation in recommending Jeff's services to anyone, whether they are looking to purchase or looking to sell.

Simon Vinson

Jeff has been our agent for the sale of three properties and the purchase of one in Malvern East in the past 26 years.  As far as being our agent on three occasions, in not one of these was it an automatic assumption that Jeff would just ‘get the job’. On all three, top agents from two other companies were interviewed by us, much, we assume to the chagrin of Jeff. The reason being that when it came to realizing the potential of our three properties we had to make sure Jeff still had what it takes to do just that. And to do just that, Jeff, still most certainly has what it takes. The most recent sale of the third property was an absolute delight from start to finish. Having set two other top flight agents from other companies through their paces, when it came to Jeff’s turn the difference was astounding, professional from start to finish - punctuality to standard of dress. Not a trace of taking us for granted. He asked us many questions, all pertaining to the task at hand. He answered all our questions in a clear and precise manner. He was courteous, pleasant, and polite. Needless to say maybe but as at other times Jeff secured our business there and then.

Martin and Suzanne Vilé

Tim - Thank you for your recent work in acting as agent for my family in the sale of our property. We were very impressed with the level of service delivered from you and your team and ultimately extremely happy with the result that was achieved for the sale. Residing full time overseas we were nervous in conducting a sale process from the other side of the world. We were therefore very grateful when, right from the commencement of your appointment, you took charge of the process – not just from the marketing side but also for managing the properties overall presentation, including the scheduling and management of required trades people. Not only did this make the process more than bearable from our end but we are certain that your experienced direction ultimately resulting in us achieving the best possible result for our property. We would not hesitate to provide a recommendation for you and your firm to any potential client – feel free to use this letter or to have people contact me directly if they wish to discuss this reference verbally. 

Paul Dunstan

Tim - We are writing to thank you for the wonderful result you have achieved for the sale of our home. As you know, we were very concerned that this process be as private and non disruptive as possible. Not only were you able to achieve an outstanding result in terms of financial outcome, but the manner in which you conducted the entire process was everything we could have hoped for and a credit to both yourself and Abercromby's. Not only are we prepared to recommend your services to everyone, but would happily speak with any prospective clients, should you wish, to pass on our recommendation first hand. Please pass on our sincere thanks to the team and we look forward to dealing with you again in the future.

Rob Bishop & Sally Estlin

Andrew & Jeff - Max and I would like to express our gratitude for the great job you did in selling our home at 139 Finch Street, Glen Iris.  As two elderly vendors we appreciated the stress free sale you achieved for us.  At all times we were kept totally informed, our wishes were respected in every detail and best of all a spectacular price was achieved.

Max & Jenny

Jeff Gole was extremely professional in representing our interests and managing the sale process for the best outcome for us.There are too many scary real estate agents out there and in the past few months we have met some of the best. I love Jeff's honesty and old school manners. I know how stressful the whole buying and selling process can be. I think it helps if you know that the person you are dealing with has similar values to you. 

Adrian & Cathy Mulcahy

Jock - I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and your team for all your skill and effort in the sale of my property. Without fault from start to finish line I can’t speak highly enough of the way you handled a rather long and difficult process for me. Please pass on my gratitude to the team. Especially sweet Jacque and the charming Sam who tirelessly slogged it out at all those opens!!! and to Tim for such a great job on the day. I was very grateful for his post auction negotiation efforts securing the best price for the property. Both earnest and professional in a very stressful situation I thank you for your patience and guidance.  Jock words fail to express my gratitude for all your efforts. Thank you!

Louisa Roth

Andrew- thank you to you, Sam and the whole Abercromby’s team. I knew in signing with Abercromby’s you were the right agents to sell “Cahore”. In these challenging times, Abercromby’s from the first meeting, to advertising, open inspections and closing sale achieved the result I had hoped for.

Philip Webster

Andrew- Thank you for your help and care to sell my flat. What a lot of dealing has to be done - lawyers, agents, buyers, sellers.
You handled it all so very cheerfully for me. Thank you 

Marie Warnock

Andrew - I am writing to express my appreciation of one of your team members Myles Crowhurst. We rented out our house in Hawthorn through him and also rented off him in Glen Iris so we have experienced both sides. Myles is an absolute credit to your company and I wanted to thank him for the wonderful service he has provided us. We will certainly use Abercromby’s in the future. 

Tamara Gallagher

Jeff - We were very happy to see the auction last Saturday. We were very glad to see how Abercromby's team worked. We have never seen pro-active agents working as a team as you did. You were very impressive in your gentle persuasion to start everything rolling. 

Jatni & Philip Rachmet

Sam - This letter is to thank you for all you did to sell our apartment. From the outset you have been unfailingly courteous, attentive and helpful. You kept good records of potential buyers and kept us informed at every step along the way. We were delighted at the high level of interest that Abercromby’s generated in the property and the way you attended to the many who showed interest. It has been a busy time for you. We admire the way you managed our expectations by indicating what sum potential buyers might be prepared to pay and the care with which you informed us about the auction process and what might transpire there. In the end, as both real estate agent and auctioneer, you achieved a very satisfactory outcome. We are delighted with that result. Your personality has made the process of selling the apartment a congenial experience for us, it has been a pleasure to liaise with you. We are impressed with your professionalism and your style. We anticipate you will have a stellar career in real estate with Abercromby’s.

Wes and Marion Fabb

Thanks Sam I really appreciate your help over the long period of our search. You listened to what we were looking for and have been very proactive in helping our search. I would certainly recommend you to friends who are selling (or buying) as your approach has been positive and thorough. All the best.

Julia Hinwood

Had a fantastic experience with Simon and the Abercromby’s Agency. We bought and sold with them and the experience from start to finish was much better than we had expected. Couldn't recommend him highly enough.

Leo Lipp

We wish to thank you sincerely for all your generous help in our campaign to sell our home. We were thrilled to reach a successful result on Monday and it was all due to the hard yards done by the Abercromby’s team. Well done. 

Rolly and Lindy Howard

Jock - Just wanted to give you more great feedback about Sam. He is helping me this morning and is a total star.  Best wishes.

Nooky Mitchelmore

We recently engaged Jeff Gole from Abercromby’s Real estate to sell our house. This had been our family home for nearly 15 years. The decision to sell was not only about our change of lifestyle, but an emotional decision as well. It was important for us to work with an agent who considered all the aspects of the sale from our perspective. These are major steps to take, and reliable guidance and good communication was paramount. Jeff provided sound advice and constant communication from the outset. He was respectful of any decisions that we chose to make throughout the campaign. It is without doubt a stressful journey, but Jeff was always calm and cheerful which gave us the security we needed. There was even a few laughs along the way! We had a great outcome on auction day, which was the culmination of sound advice and experience from Jeff. We would have no hesitation recommending Jeff Gole to any prospective vendors.

Yvonne & Geoff Pilley

Simon Curtain is an extremely supportive and honest real estate agent. Great communication skills and always well informed. Followed up all details and interest in house right up until settlement.

Margaret Borthwick

Jeff - We wish to thank you for your insightful planning, obvious commitment, effective communication during the campaign and the fantastic result achieved today!! Selling our family home was always going to be stressful, especially for Kim. You carefully guided us through this difficult and challenging process – which we sincerely appreciate. Please pass our thanks to your team – Tim, Simon, Bill. We look forward to enjoying a celebration wine with you next week. Warmest regards

John Hay

I recommend Sam most highly. He managed the most appropriate styling, conducted a well targeted and organised marketing campaign keeping me informed throughout. At auction he achieved a sale price well above market expectations and I am delighted. He was a pleasure to work with throughout the challenge of selling my house.

Felicity Slee

Myles, thank you for taking the time to show Glen and I through Vale Street last week and thank you for being so attentive and so professional. Best of luck for the future.

Joanne

Simon is a totally professional and personable agent, what he says his will do, he does. He presented me with a realistic price range with my property, and I believe worked very hard, to achieve a price I was very happy to accept, prior to auction, saving me the stress of auction day. If you are thinking of selling a property, look no further than Simon, at Abercromby’s.

Carmel Funston

Sam acted for me selling properties in Daylesford, one of which took a great deal of patient negotiating on his part dealing with a very nervous offshore purchaser. He was exemplary in his tenacity, tact and diplomacy. We achieved what we wanted and the purchasers were happy. He subsequently found me a pearl of an apartment in Melbourne which he sorted for me off market at a most attractive price. He is a great communicator, keeping you right in the loop all the time. He also has a charming and straightforward manner, with a good sense of humour! I recommend his services highly.

Mary Ellis

Having had a false start with an inappropriate agent, who brought through loads of people who were never going to make an offer on our house ( e.g. first home buyers, people who told us they were looking for a flat and had been sent a text inviting to attend an OFI at our house), we changed horses and chose Sam and Abercromby's on someone else's recommendation that they were a company who could deal with the 'unusual'. Sam was on the ball from the start, and was showing appropriate people through from Day One. He had a list in the his back pocket of people who were asking him to keep an eye out for the unusual. Before the advertising was complete, before the launch had started, Sam had an offer on the table which was more than our reserve. We couldn't have been happier. Sam became our advisor as we made an offer on our new place and we were successful there too. Go Sam!

Neil Adam

Hugh- This is a small token of our appreciation of all your hard work and effort in promoting our property. We acknowledge the time you put in after working hours to achieve the terrific result. Kindest Regards,

John & Sylvia Ballerini

Myles, on a personal note your assistance has been really appreciated and you have most certainly exceeded our expectations along the journey. Take it easy and we hope you have a good break over Christmas with the family. Kind regards, 

Peter & Nicole

What Sam did really well was to know the buyers. He knew exactly who would be bidding on the day. with that he was able to communicate to me the likely outcomes. Communications was great - he kept me informed of the visitors during the OFIs. On the day he conducted the auction very professionally. Good outcome.

Jeff Leatherby

I am writing to express my appreciation of one of your team members Myles Crowhurst. We rented our house in Hawthorn through him and also rented off him in Glen Iris so we have experienced both sides. Myles is an absolute credit to your company and I wanted to thank him for the wonderful service he has provided us. We will certainly use Abercromby’s in the future. Kind regards, 

Tamara

Jock - Mark & I would like to thank you and your wonderful team at Abercromby's for your efforts in achieving the successful result with the sale of our property. Your process is innovative and transparent and was handled very professionally. The Abercromby's team is cohesive and efficient and work to complement each other which is very refreshing. Selling a home is always stressful but the qualities that Abercromby's possess makes for a seamless campaign for the vendor. A special thanks to Hugh & Jacqui & to Tim who skilfully conducted the auction. I would not hesitate to recommend or use Abercromby's in the future. Regards,

Liz Blackburn

I would like to express my appreciation for all of the help that Myles has provided us over the past two weeks in moving into our rental property. He has gone well and truly beyond the call of duty, dropping the keys off to us in the evening and sorting out a small teething problem very promptly. He is an asset to your firm and if he is anything to go by, we will be coming to you in a year or two when we are ready to buy!

 

David and Emily Bowly

Sam measures up well on all key performance indicators. He is in tune with the requirements of both the buyer and seller and communicates at a level beyond his years.

Rob Hershan

I am just writing to express how happy we have been with Myles and Warren. They are always very helpful and attend our problems immediately. They really are a pleasure to deal with, and we are really happy that Abercromby’s is now looking after the apartment we are living in. Thanks very much to all the team! 

Yasmin

It was a pleasure purchasing my property from Sam. He was obliging, flexible and answered any queries I had within 24 hours. His follow up and attention to detail have been outstanding. He did an exceptional job for the vendor and purchaser. I would highly recommend Sam to anyone looking to list their property in the markets he knows. He managed the whole marketing campaign and was also the auctioneer. He is diligent and trustworthy.

Caroline Gibson

Sam handled the sale of our property in October. At all times he was friendly, accessible and professional and provided valuable advice. The property sold for a price which was a little above my expectation. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone else.

John De Steiger

Myles - many thanks for your assistance over the last year, you've made it very easy for me. Best Regards

Felicity Slee

We have been in contact with Simon while selling our family home of 28 years, during that time we found him to be very good with the recommendations and helping with the selling process. He has kept us updated with every possible buyer and proceeded to take his attention to us the final date and beyond. We can recommend him highly if you are selling or buying a home.

Kate Gibson

In a business place where "some people" are not always upfront and honest, this was and is "not" the case with Sam.! We felt at ease dealing with him, and he was very helpful through the negotiating process. Would recommend Sam anytime.

David Hewitt

Simon was an absolute pleasure to deal with and a breath of fresh air during the very nervous and emotional time of selling our house. He was very friendly, accommodating and approachable. No question went unanswered and he was very supportive. He is very professional and knowledgeable and we felt very comfortable leaving the selling of our property in his capable hands. We couldn't recommend him highly enough! Thank you Simon and Abercrombys real estate!!

Ed Bailey & Susie Roberts

Jeff - We wish to thank you for your insightful planning, obvious commitment, effective communication during the campaign and the fantastic result achieved today!! Selling our family home was always going to be stressful, especially for Kim. You carefully guided us through this difficult and challenging process – which we sincerely appreciate. Please pass our thanks to your team – Tim, Simon, Bill. We look forward to enjoying a celebration wine with you next week. Warmest regards John

John Hay

Simon recently sold our house in Hawthorn and we recommend him highly for his professionalism & reliability. Inspections were efficiently arranged with as little disruption to our household as possible. He gave us prompt and accurate feedback. It was a pleasure to deal with Simon & he achieved a very good result. Adrian & Maria

Maria Triaca

Simon was a ripper. Professional, attentive and his in- depth knowledge of the market meant he was realistic on guiding us when it came to price. We were kept up to date all through the sale process and his service didn't end when the SOLD sticker went on the board. I would recommend Simon to anyone.

Sean Gaskell

Tim - Just a quick note to express how much we appreciate the services you provide through Alice Archer. Alice is someone that we constantly hold up as the high water mark in service excellence when discussion with our friends turns to poor services from other estate agents/property managers. We have one property in Alice’s care and would have no hesitation in buying through you guys again when the time comes, primarily because of the great support that Alice represents.  She is a credit and asset to your brand, and your team I am sure. Cheers

Brian Peters

Tim - I just thought I would drop you a line to let you know what Mark Williams did for me!  What was fantastic was that Mark took the time to do homework so he knew what I should pay, we discussed auction strategy and he made it sound so reasonable and simple.  He sent me for a walk to calm down before the auction and then he calmly secured it for me – for less than by budget! I had such a bad experience with the selling agent and such a good one with Mark that I just wanted to let you know! Kind regards

Judi Carr

Thanks again for making everything so easy for us. We will certainly be recommending you as highly as Tania & Nicole did.
Kind Regards

Sian Johnson

Simon Curtain is your man here. An amazing insight and service - he will get the best outcome for you guaranteed. I am very pleased with the sale result of my house and will be a repeat customer whenever I need to sell again.

Ian KC Fok