China is Calling

Posted on 6 May 2015, 11:50 a.m. in News

Our Directors Jock Langley and Tim Derham have just returned from Beijing and Hong Kong meeting several new prospective buyers

View their interview from Beijing here:

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How Flete it is!

Posted on 20 Apr 2015, 11:14 a.m. in Abercromby's, News

Check out 6 Flete Ave, Armadale in The Weekly Review this week.


When the owners of this luxurious home were considering what style of house to build, they eventually settled on classical.
Apart from the obvious architectural elements such as its pediment, and a balcony with columns, the house offers living on a grand scale. Its marble entry hall allows guests – up to a couple of hundred of them – to circulate between the formal living rooms and enjoy the lavish spaces and the well-proportioned interiors.But this is classic with the lot. Sure, there are five bedrooms, all with en suites, a lift, cinema, formal and informal living rooms, a swimming pool, metres of marble and a bar that would be the envy of many boutique hotels. But the house also has full automation, security, smart-wiring, video surveillance (inside and out), surround sound, concrete floors overlaid with marble, a temperature-controlled cellar, and a basement level with accommodation fit for a nanny or visitors. Among the more unusual features on a list that extends to five pages is the secret entrance to the basement staircase.
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Source : The Weekly Review


Historic Queenscliff Hotel is on the market again

Posted on 24 Feb 2015, 11:22 a.m. in Abercromby's, Auctions, News

Marketed as one of the Bellarine Peninsula’s most celebrated properties, the circa 1887 building was last on the market in 2012 but a buyer was unable to be found.

It is listed with Abercromby’s to sell via private auction.




RBA cuts rates to record 2.25% low at February 2015

Posted on 4 Feb 2015, 2:34 p.m. in News


The Reserve Bank of Australia has cut rates to a new record low of 2.25%.

It was the most eagerly debated decision among economists for some time.

The RBA noted credit growth picked up to moderate rates in 2014, with stronger growth in lending to investors in housing assets



Season’s Greetings

Posted on 18 Dec 2014, 2:23 p.m. in Abercromby's, News


We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our valued clients for their on-going support in 2014 and wish everyone a very happy and safe Christmas.

May 2015 be a wonderful year for you all and we look forward to assisting you in any real estate matters you may have.

Please note our office will be closing for the office of Abercromby’s Real Estate will be closed for business from 1pm Wednesday 24 December 2014 and will re-open for business 9.00am Friday 2 January 2015.


Due Diligence Checklist

Posted on 22 Sep 2014, 10:29 a.m.

Due Diligence Checklist:

What you need to know before buying a residential property

Before you buy a home, you should be aware of a range of issues that may affect that property and impose restrictions or obligations on you, if you buy it.
This checklist aims to help you identify whether any of these issues will affect you.
Due Diligence Checklist

The questions are a starting point only and you may need to seek professional advice to answer some of them.

You can find links to organisations and web pages that can help you learn more, by visiting:

Abercromby’s Coast and Country

Posted on 29 Jul 2014, 11:13 a.m. in Abercromby's, Coast & Country, News



Abercromby’s Real Estate is proud to introduce the newest division of our business – Abercromby’s Coast and Country.

Established to provide a 100 per cent dedicated and highly experienced resource for vendors of rural lifestyle to large scale agricultural holdings and premium coastal assets, Abercromby’s Coast and Country perfectly complements our market-leading luxury and lifestyle business.

The directors warmly welcome Tim Bennetts to the Abercromby’s family as he steps in to lead Abercromby’s Coast and Country. Tim brings to this role a true passion for the land combined with extensive real estate experience. “After 15 years in commercial real estate, I ran ‘Pardoo’, a 746 hectare cattle property in the Western Districts,” he said. “In perfect synergy, the Abercromby’s Coast and Country division utilises my specialist farming knowledge as well as my broad network of high-net worth clients seeking that very special and premium rural and lifestyle property acquisition.”

In addition, the overall agricultural landscape is an evolving and changing market, becoming more and more sophisticated.  With Tim’s extensive commercial experience we see a real opportunity for Abercromby’s to be a conduit between landowners and the emergence of both foreign and institutional investors.

Director Jock Langley agrees. “Tim’s farming knowledge is extensive. Combine that with his consummate real estate negotiation skills and his committed approach to achieving impressive outcomes for his clients and we have secured the perfect leader for our newest division.

Abercromby’s Coast and Country proudly stands alone in the marketplace – delivering a specialised and tailored service where each prestigious rural land holding is regarded as truly unique and treated accordingly with experience, knowledge and respect.

Please call Tim Bennetts today on 0417 307 363 and learn more about how Abercromby’s Coast and Country will make a substantial difference to the sale of your premium rural and lifestyle property.


Posted on 22 Jun 2014, 11:21 a.m. in Abercromby's, News


After recently joining Abercromby’s, Licensed Estate Agent Sam Goddard caught up with journalist Nicole Brooks to discuss his life away from the office and his passion for real estate.

As soon as I struck up my conversation with Sam Goddard, bystanders would have most certainly had the impression that we were close friends who were catching up rather than people who had just met minutes earlier.

Immediately engaging and keen to discuss a wide range of topics, Sam lights up when talking about his upbringing in Geelong. The son of a successful small business family with franchise interests in Subway and Muzz Buzz Drive-Thru Coffee, he learnt from an early age about the dedication and hard work required to achieve ongoing success.

When he was 14, Sam’s parents decided to sell the family home and met with a local real estate agent. The agent’s confidence and good nature made a massive impression on Sam who promptly decided that he wanted to be in real estate.

At 19 he set the wheels in motion but not before a brief foray into a marketing degree. He quickly realised that if he wanted to pursue his passion for real estate then he should go directly to the source and get a job in the industry. Ever since then he has remained committed to consistently developing his knowledge, keen to provide the latest information and resources to his clients.

When time permits, Sam heads down to the Bellarine Peninsula to spend time with his family. He appreciates the gently paced lifestyle, especially at Point Lonsdale and Barwon Heads where he regularly plays golf. He is also a bit of a foodie who is always ready to experience new and exciting dining experiences in the city and suburbs.

Sam tells me that he was born to sell; that he derives so much pleasure from building rapport and strong relationships. To me this is abundantly clear – we’ve talked about everything, from my kids to his exercise routine and everything in-between.

Right now, he is in his element – selling a luxurious warehouse development in Fitzroy. Recently achieving a strong result of $2.6 million, there would be no doubt that Sam’s 14 year-old-self would be very pleased

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