Meet the Team Thursday

Posted on 4 Mar 2021, 10:30 a.m. in Abercromby's, News

Meet Jack Richardson - Senior Sales Executive & Auctioneer

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How long have you been with Abercromby’s?

I joined the Abercromby’s team roughly 18 months ago.

What sparked your interest in real estate?

A good friend who was in real estate pushed me to explore real estate as a career, as he thought I’d be a good fit. The more I found out about the industry, the more I thought he could be right! I love meeting a whole range of different people, the competition and the reward of achieving great results.

How do you achieve success with your clients or in your role with Abercromby's?

I could go on for a while with this one but it’s through my systems and processes that ensure nothing slips through the cracks and not a single dollar is left on the table for my clients. I’m diligent with my approach, enthusiastic when selling and importantly have a genuine passion for the industry which means I’m happy to be available 24/7.

What’s something you want to do in the next year that you’ve never done before?

My wife and I have just had our first baby, so the focus for the next 12 months is try and work out how to be a parent!

What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard?

I think some of the best advice I’ve received is pretty simple but it’s just to do your best every single day. If you can get to the end of the day and honestly say you’ve done everything to the best of your ability and not taken any shortcuts, you’re well on your way. The other advice I’ve been given which I turn to often, is that if you focus on the process, the outcome will look after itself.

What’s the most important achievement you hope to accomplish in your current role?

Becoming a leader in the team is definitely something I’m hoping to accomplish by setting an example and also helping to guide the team to future success.

How do you maintain work/life balance?

It is always a challenge but one of my big things is being as efficient as possible while I’m in the office, so I can be home at a reasonable hour to spend time with my wife and daughter. I’m always up early also to make sure I exercise, as I feel this puts me in a positive headspace for the day ahead.

Meet the Team Thursday

Posted on 25 Feb 2021, 11:23 a.m. in Abercromby's, News, Property Management

Meet Tatiana Marcelin - Head of Department Property Management!

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How long have you been with Abercromby’s?

3years (left briefly to scratch the itch in the Marketing and Commercial Real Estate world and came back)

What sparked your interest in real estate and property management?

I had a strong desire to become an interior designer growing up, but it was not really such a thing back then in Mauritius. I remember reading international French magazines and saying to myself, I love houses and architecture and that was what I wanted to do then. When I moved to Australia 11 years ago, I took on studies into Interior Design and architecture, however I naturally gravitated towards Real Estate (despite working in Design and with renowned architects), especially property management – it was more so the problem solving and project management side of it that attracted me and my love for homes, big or small is still very much present.

How do you achieve success with your clients or in your role with Abercromby's?

Communication and knowledge! I find that the more you communicate with your clients and tenants the better the relationship – no one likes to be left in the unknown, especially in time of crisis.

Being successful in my role means to be on top of any regulation changes, what is happening in the market place, not just in our state but around Australia. I suppose the more knowledge you acquire the better placed you are to assist others in their property demands.

What’s something you want to do in the next year that you’ve never done before?

A bit of a personal challenge – running a full marathon and not being so harsh on myself if I fail during the process. I have always been a runner, but had a nasty leg injury last year and I am still recovering from it.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard?

Problems don’t go away unless they are dealt with. So don’t bury your head in the sand thinking that things will magically sort themselves out. I live by this.

What’s the most important achievement you hope to accomplish in your current role?

Leading by example and carrying my team to success. Seeing them thrive and become masters of their crafts. There’s something so rewarding about seeing your team achieve their goals.

How do you maintain a work/life balance?

Disconnecting after hours – it took me years to understand the concept and don’t get me wrong I still fall for it from time to time – Real Estate does consume a big part of your life, especially if you are a perfectionist and obsessive about it, but I try as much as possible to be physically and emotionally present for my family when I am not at work.

Father's Day

Posted on 4 Sep 2020, 2:14 p.m. in News

Sunday September 6th marks Father’s Day this year. And to celebrate, we’ve decided to shine a light on our dynamic Father & Son team - Tim & Michael Derham.

Following his father Tim Derham into real estate started at an early age. “Going to auctions, running through the end of the auction flag, and seeing the board, seeing him in action, and seeing the crowd really get involved” He said to me that “you are a people's person and I think that you should try real estate. I think you would be really good at it”. Watch their story here.

News Laws regarding Swimming Pool and Spa Safety in Victoria

Posted on 18 May 2020, 2:52 p.m. in News, Property Management

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The State Government has introduced a mandatory pool and spa registration process for all pools and spa owners in Victoria. All pools and spas must now be registered by 1 November 2020. (On 26 May 2020 the Victorian Government extended the original registration date of 1 June 2020.)

The new laws apply to swimming pools and spas that are capable of holding more than 300mm (30cm) of water. This includes permanent pools, above ground pools, indoor pools, hot tubs, bathing or wading pools and some relocatable pools. Relocatable pools that do not consist of multiple components and do not require any assembly are not subject to the barrier requirements. An example of such a product is a small inflatable pool that requires no assembly other than inflation.

To register your pool with your local council please follow the links below.

Register with Stonnington Council

Register with Boroondara Council

Register with Whitehorse Council

Register with Bayside Council

Register with Port Phillip Council

Register with Glen Eira Council

MEET OUR TEAM- Introducing Jock Langley

Posted on 15 May 2019, 9:42 a.m. in Abercromby's, News

"I was brought up on a large station in New South Wales and you often watch sheep as a mob, trotting off across the paddock. One sheep will lead and the rest of the flock will follow. I always thought why do they do that? Coming up with the concept of a private auction was not necessarily my idea. It was more of my client’s idea. The client had been through a bereavement and had a beautiful home with a magnificent art collection and really did not want the invasion of a public campaign. And I thought lightbulb moment, we can work with this idea. It is how do we turn that into reality for this particular client and talk more about what our clients want rather than what I want as an estate agent. I remember my grandmother always used to print these beautiful invitations for parties she used to host on a regular basis. So, I thought maybe we could use the idea of a nice invitation with the right clientele, still publicise and promote the property, and then at the end of the exercise have an auction by invitation. That success story was fabulous. I think we got a really good outcome for our client. I think a lot of our peers were pretty surprised in the way we carried that through. It certainly got the marketplace talking. You know that you are in a dominant marketplace and if you don’t dare to do things differently and think outside of the square, then you are likely to get squashed. And I have that fighting instinct, so I am always looking for new ideas and concepts that are going to help us develop."

LISTEN to Jock's story here:

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“Domaine Lane” Cocktail launch

Posted on 19 Mar 2018, 10:49 a.m. in Just Listed, Luxury & Lifestyle, News

Last Thursday evening, we celebrated the launch of @Domaine_lane at Wilson & Market in South Yarra
A boutique collection of seven large-scale, luxury residences, designed by award winning architects Jackson Clements Burrows.
Register your interest - www.domainelane.com.au

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#domainelane #wilsonandmarket #offtheplan #comingsoon #southyarra #prestige #abercrombys #registeryourinterest #realestate #property #melbourne #abercrombysrealestate

Domaine lane...Coming Soon

Posted on 9 Feb 2018, 10:57 a.m. in Abercromby's, News

Domaine Lane is an address of distinction. Accessed by an exclusive residents’ only lane, next to historic Elibanc House, this boutique collection of seven large-scale,
north-facing residences offers spaces offers scale and privacy. Click on picture to see more:

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#south Yarra #comingsoon @bmfconstruction #bmfresidential #abercrombys #domainelane #mydomaine

The Abercromby's team are very proud to be offering 'Evans Court Estate' to market - A truly unique offering!

Posted on 31 Jan 2018, 10:16 a.m. in Abercromby's, Just Listed, News

Estate in Evans Court, Toorak, priced above $45 million poised to break Victorian house price record

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One of Melbourne’s most reclusive and wealthy families is selling an extravagant Toorak estate, a collection of mansions expected to fetch up to $50 million.

The six houses were amassed into one portfolio by the former head of BP, James Stafford-Fox, and his wife Moyna. The couple bought the grand mansion at 15 Evans Court and then spent nearly two decades accumulating five neighbouring properties, creating an exclusive compound in the city’s richest pocket.

After their death, the estate was bought in 2013 by the Roche family for an undisclosed sum, all of which was donated to funding dementia research.
 
Read more here: https://www.domain.com.au/news/estate-in-evans-court-toorak-priced-above-45-million-poised-to-break-victorian-house-price-record-20180125-h0oaks/

Christmas Holiday Period

Posted on 19 Dec 2017, 11:03 a.m. in Abercromby's, News, Property Management

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** Please note our office will be closed for business from 2.00pm Friday 22nd December 2017 and will re-open 9.00am Tuesday 2nd January 2018**

If you have any EMERGENCY maintenance issues during this time, please call the appropriate 24 hours tradesperson below. 
Please so ensure you notify us via email that you have contacted them.

Plumbing – Esteem Group ph: 1300 791 780
Electrical – Master Maintenance Property Services ph: 0488 725 566
Electrical – Esteem Group ph: 1300 791 780
Other Maintenance – Master Maintenance Property Services ph: 0488 725 566
Other Maintenance – Esteem Group ph: 1300 791 780
Flood Restoration – Flood Emergency Services ph: 0421 554 338
Flood Restoration – CBD & Mega Property Services ph: 9457 7444

We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous New Year.

 

 

 

85 Spring Street - Launch.

Posted on 23 Nov 2017, 2:38 p.m. in Abercromby's, Inspections, Market Updates, News

Last night Abercromby's hosted an event at the 85 Spring Street, display suite. Our guest were immersed in the sights, sounds and beautiful views from this magnificent development, which is a complete work of art. We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who made this a truly memorable night.

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 More details on this property, click here https://www.abercrombys.com.au/melbourne-ab3952/

 

Hawthorn prestige homes bloom this spring

Posted on 21 Nov 2017, 12:35 p.m. in Abercromby's, Auctions, News

 Melbourne ’s leafy inner eastern suburb of Hawthorn and surrounds, with a run of prestige homes changing hands recently and agents tipped to stay busy until Christmas.
Good demand has been supporting prices, with buyers drawn to the convenient location and access to sought-after schools. But stock levels are subdued.
The broader residential market has been slowing, but the best homes in top locations are still drawing keen interest.

Three standout Hawthorn homes have traded in one week for a combined value of about $35 million through agency Kay and Burton.
The landmark sale was a five-bedroom residence on more than 3300sq m on Harcourt Street, Hawthorn East.

Dating to 1891 and designed by architect John Beswicke, who was also behind the Hawthorn Town Hall building, the restored home has contemporary features including swimming pool, tennis court and sauna.
The dining room has a black marble fireplace, the kitchen houses an eight-burner hotplate and double oven, while residents can enjoy a library and a conservatory.
Industry sources tipped the final sale price for the home at more than $16m.

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Elsewhere, a four-bedroom home with working boutique vineyard at 32 Coppin Grove, Hawthorn, nearby former Australia Post boss Ahmed Fahour’s mansion, also changed hands.
The property is set on more than 8000sq m with Yarra River frontage and is home to family business Coppin Grove Wines, which makes Coppin Grove Sparkling from pinot noir and chardonnay grapes.
The sale price was more than $10m, industry sources say.

At 55 Hawthorn Grove, Hawthorn, a four-bedroom residence sold for a rumoured $8m-plus, with touches such as a Versailles-inspired foyer, glass spa and internal lift.
Rose gold taps, a marble kitchen plus butler’s pantry with Gaggenau ovens, a glass-walled gymnasium and six-car garage complete the home.
Kay and Burton partner Sam Wilkinson says it was “reasonably rare” to have the three landmark Hawthorn area properties on the market together but the results were a sign of a strong market.
“We’ve found the better-quality houses that have been offered to the marketplace have all sold under competition and that’s a sign that people are confident in the family homes market in and around the area,” Wilkinson tells The Weekend Australian.

“For the right property, people are willing to part with big dollars to secure those homes.”
But buyers had been “discerning and selective”, and the $2m-$4m segment of the market had “softened a touch”, with properties taking slightly longer to sell, he says.
Stock levels had been reasonable but not “over the top” as some prospective vendors were concerned about finding their next property to buy.
The agency has now listed 58 Mary Street, Hawthorn, with expectations of $4.9m-$5.39m, and 6 Oak Street, Hawthorn, with expectations of $3.5m-$3.85m.
The average house price in Hawthorn is $1.985m, according to realestate.com.au figures, up 43 per cent since 2014.
With the market picking up, vendor expectations have also been rising and homes were still selling for hefty premiums, RT Edgar Boroondara director and auctioneer Paul Walker says.
“It is pretty competitive and we’d usually run to auction. There’s been about three to four bidders at every auction, sometimes more,” Walker adds.
Buyers are drawn to the area’s proximity to the CBD, nearby private schools and cafe culture, he says, adding he expects to be busy until the summer break with new listings still coming online.

The agency has listed the former wedding venue at 867 Glenferrie Road, Kew, on the Hawthorn border, which last traded for $11.3m one year ago and now has expectations of $13m-$14.3m.
Abercromby’s director Jock Langley says homes in the area that had sold less than five years ago for $2.5m-$3m were now trading for $5.5m and $7m.
The agency sold the six-bedroom Victorian home at 49 Lisson Grove, Hawthorn, this winter for $7.65m and has now listed 42 Hawthorn Grove, Hawthorn, with a price of $6.2m-$6.82m.
Jellis Craig co-founder Alastair Craig says off-market sales had been stronger than usual, an average of about two a week in the Boroondara council region over the past 12 months. Banks are more willing to lend to buyers in areas such as Hawthorn that are considered more of a “safe bet” than other parts of the city, he says.


Read article here: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/life/home-design/prestige-property/hawthorn-prestige-homes-bloom-this-spring/news-story/f0307b8222960744a0e06547d5e9432b

Melbourne property market

Posted on 20 Nov 2017, 10:30 a.m. in Market Updates, News

Melbourne property market showing signs of slowing. Jock Langley talks to @recondaily about Melbourne's property market. CoreLogic's final auction numbers show that Melbourne's clearance rate fell below 70 per cent to 69.2 per cent last week, the city's weakest result since July 2016. Jock Langley of Abercromby's Armadale in inner Melbourne told SCHWARTZWILLIAMS, the market he services is still "pretty strong". He said in some areas in Melbourne might be seeing "less action" because there is a "smaller buyer pool", but Abercromby's Armadale's clearance rates have been "as good as you could ask for". Read more here: https://therealestateconversation.com.au/2017/11/17/melbourne-property-market-showing-signs-slowing/1510871840

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The best properties on show in Melbourne

Posted on 14 Nov 2017, 9:33 a.m. in Abercromby's, Auctions, News

What to see this weekend: The best properties on show in Melbourne.

https://www.domain.com.au/news/what-to-see-this-weekend-the-best-properties-on-show-in-melbourne-20171110-gzbs9h/

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1/1 Alexandra Avenue, South Yarra - $1.55 million-$1.7 million
2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 car spaceThe triple-A ring to this address underlines its enviable location on a prominent corner. The elevated ground-floor apartment, newly renovated, looks west from an enclosed sunroom to the Botanic Gardens and north, from a secure porch and through the living room’s picture window, to the 1899 Morell Bridge over the Yarra. Step from the kitchen to a courtyard with pool and barbecue area shared with others in the boutique 1920s building.Auction: 11.30am, November 18
Agent: Abercromby’s, Ada Taylor 0428 058 880

 

 

 

Well worth reading about!

Posted on 8 Nov 2017, 2:12 p.m. in Auctions, Coast & Country, News

152 O'Sullivans Lane Kerrie.
Equestrian, lifestyle property in a beautiful setting less than an hour from Melbourne as featured in the property section of the @TheWeeklyTimes​
https://www.abercrombys.com.au/kerrie-152-osullivans-lane-ab3940/

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SOMEONE could be about to discover their dream home in the pages of The Weekly Times, just as David Yunghanns and his wife did 17 years ago. 

“We’d been looking for a long time, then I was working in Melbourne ... and my wife is a country girl, so we needed to be a commutable distance,” David said.

“Through The Weekly Times we saw this property. Back then we really hadn’t even thought to look in Macedon Ranges. We came up here and it was, ‘Wow’.

“We just loved it from the day we saw it.”

Read the full article here: http://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/property/equestrian-lifestyle-property-for-sale-kerrie-152-osullivans-lane-162ha/news-story/79d11639683fee29c5b0a556bad048da

 

 

 

ABERCROMBY’S QUIETLY CONFIDENT FOR BOOMING MELBOURNE MARKET

Posted on 22 Sep 2017, 10:41 a.m. in News

Great article about Abercromby's in the media today.

Real estate is an industry that often seems wed to the notion that “he who makes the most noise wins”. But an elite Melbourne agency is defying this trend by continuing to deliver extraordinary sales while staying deliberately discreet.
Abercromby’s Real Estate is the agency of choice for discerning locals, expatriates and international buyers seeking to transact significant Melbourne property away from the spotlight. Almost 84 per cent of the firm’s business is by referrals, including an increasing number of foreign investors seeking access into the world’s most liveable city. With agents fluent in Putonghua and Cantonese, Abercromby’s conducts private meetings worldwide and serves as a personal fitting guide for Australian expatriates and Chinese and Asian buyers. “We regularly travel to mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore and London to sit down with clients in their own environment,” says director Jock Langley. “When you respect someone’s time and privacy, it builds trust and transparency. It has allowed us the privilege of being invited to represent the kind of property and people that make for extraordinary opportunities.” Abercromby’s is preparing to unveil several campaigns, certain to continue its outstanding run for Melbourne’s prestige market. Among them is an unrivalled six-dwelling gated community on a 5,000-square-metre block in blue chip Toorak. The agency has also been appointed to the exclusive Residences at 85 Spring Street overlooking Fitzroy Gardens and Parliament House. These properties sit in the legacy bracket and vendors wish to attract buyers who like to acquire rare and significant property.
Launched 14 years ago, Abercromby’s was the first to introduce the private auction where leading homes are offered to a gathering of only pre-approved bidders. Though ultra discreet, these events deliver valuable results.Langley and fellow director Andrew Harlock, however, would rather not discuss any recent sales, deferring instead to the benefits of the strategy. “Property excels when you put it in front of the right people,” Harlock says. “It takes time and discretion but the results continue to speak for themselves.”

Article as featured in the South China Morning Post on Friday 22nd September.

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"Women in the Business of Racing" cocktail event

Posted on 18 Sep 2017, 2:10 p.m. in Abercromby's, News

Last Thursday evening Abercromby's hosted an event at Quaff restaurant raising money for our chosen charities Secondbite and beyondblue. Amanda Elliot who is the first female Chairman of the Victorian Racing Club in its 153 year history was our guest speaker and she regaled our 40 odd female clients/advocates of Abercromby’s. 

A special thank you to Amanda Elliott and milliner Penelope D’Alton who both helped provide an entertaining evening for all to enjoy.

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2017 Domain’s Rising Star

Posted on 25 Aug 2017, 12:13 p.m. in News

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Well done to Sam Goddard, Winner of the Domain Rising Star 2017.

“For me, the extra mile should not be an extraordinary event but it should be an everyday one,” he says. 

Goddard has mastered digital channels to stay connected to his clientele, but has never strayed from old-fashioned approachability. He reaped success with a letterbox drop of an “a bit about me” flyer with three new listings and nearly $200,000 in fees.

“I went to a school with all traditional paths that were just not for me. I wanted to be in real estate. This is a huge achievement.”

https://www.domain.com.au/news/domains-rising-stars-2017-the-best-and-brightest-agents-under-30-20170825-gy27u0/

 

Ada Taylor - Abercromby's Announcement

Posted on 18 Aug 2017, 10:25 a.m. in News

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We are pleased to announce a significant new addition to the Abercromby’s sales team, with the appointment of well-regarded Stonnington agent Ada Taylor as a Senior Sales Executive.

 

Having been a part of the Stonnington community since birth, Ada has spent many years working in the local market during which she has assembled an impressive list of excellent results and a strong client network.

 

Her arrival comes during a period of outstanding success for us, having so far recorded one of our strongest winters on record, with a string of noteworthy sales achieved through our market-leading strategies in the private auction and off-market space.

 

Director Jock Langley welcomes Ada’s appointment as adding yet more strength and diversity to the Abercromby’s offering.

 

“Ada has a superb reputation for building a strong connection with vendors and buyers alike, as well as an excellent understanding of how to present and market prestige homes at the highest level.”

 

“We know her skills and style are going to resonate extremely well with the people and property we represent.”

 

Ada says she is extremely excited with the opportunity to embrace what is already an impressive “white glove” approach.

 

“Women are key decision makers in real estate transactions and I believe it can be extremely helpful to have another woman negotiating that process with them.”

 

“I admire Abercromby’s high care approach to real estate and I am very excited at the prospect of helping to further grow their reputation as the genuine boutique leader in Melbourne’s top end.”

 

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