Testimonials

 

Will & Claire Gourlay

We sold our family home with Torsten Kasper and Kylie Hill of Chisholm & Gamon in December 2013. Torsten and Kylie worked hard for us throughout the sales campaign leading to a great auction day result. We found Torsten and the team to be honest, dedicated and direct and of great integrity, something that many real estate agents are not noted for! From the outset Torsten was realistic about an expected price range and never exaggerated or pumped up our expectations (which we have experienced with other agents. The campaign was run extremely efficiently and with a minimum of fuss or hassle. Throughout the campaign Torsten and the team keep us well informed of all necessary details and information, chatting to us after each opening and keeping us in the loop. Torsten also guided us through auction day very skilfullyl; since we had been in our home almost 14 years it was a sometimes emotional and stressful day, but Torsten was encouraging and calm, talking us through negotiations, which resulted in a price that was squarely within the range we hoped for. We are very grateful to Torsten and the Chisholm & Gamon team for all of their hard work. We would have no reservations in recommending them to others, nor in using them again (in another 14 years or so!!). Sincerely, Will and Claire Gourlay

To whom it may concern,
 
I have known Joe Allan for over 8 years. During that time Joe has assisted me with the sale of a number of properties, most recently my home (a townhouse in Elwood). 
 
Joe works hard to get the best possible result, starting with the preparation of the property for sale, managing the photography, copywriting and marketing as well as negotiating with prospective buyers. Joe's attention to detail is second to none.
 
In my experience Joe has always provides honest, reliable advice and delivers exactly what he promises.
 
I have no hesitation in recommending Joseph Allan to any vendor who is considering selling their bayside property.
 
Yours faithfully,
Andrew Gyopar

Andrew Gyopar

To whom it may concern, I have known Joe Allan for over 8 years. During that time Joe has assisted me with the sale of a number of properties, most recently my home (a townhouse in Elwood). Joe works hard to get the best possible result, starting with the preparation of the property for sale, managing the photography, copywriting and marketing as well as negotiating with prospective buyers. Joe's attention to detail is second to none. In my experience Joe has always provides honest, reliable advice and delivers exactly what he promises. I have no hesitation in recommending Joseph Allan to any vendor who is considering selling their bayside property. Yours faithfully, Andrew Gyopar

Jane Cocks

Hi Kylie, thank you again for all your hard work and excellent advice throughout the whole campaign. I have been very impressed by the way Chisholm and Gamon do things and have already suggested to two people in the street who want to sell that they should contact you. How exciting to have those blue stickers. Best Wishes, Jane

Natalie

Dear Nick, thanks for all your help. As I mentioned to you, after 1 year of looking, it was a lovely & refreshing surprise to find a real estate agent with integrity - if we could have chosen to do our business through you, we would have! Take care, Natalie

Jon Favero

Dear Torsten, we would like to thank you and your team, especially Daen, for a fantastic campaign and result for our property at Elwood. We had a number of meetings with other Real estate agents in the area but from our first meeting with you we recognized the person and company best suited to sell our property. Your advice and help in organizing competent and reliable tradesmen to ensure that our property was ready for the beginning of a very tight sales campaign was very impressive. With yours and Daen’s constant updates after inspections and professional assessment of the current Real Estate market, we were able to make informed decisions about what was best for our goals to be achieved when selling. We would highly recommend Chisholm & Gamon Property to anyone looking to purchase or sell in the bayside area. Our sincere thanks and gratitude to you Torsten, for being genuine and honest in all our conversations. We really did feel that you and your team were working for us and that we achieved a successful result. Yours sincerely, Jon Favero

Natalie Rayner & Simon Friend

Prior to listing our apartment for sale with Chisholm and Gamon Real Estate, we had been through a six week auction campaign with a different local agent, investing plenty of advertising $, time and effort.  Auction day came and went, with no bids, no interest and no explanation from our agents. After much frustration and disappointment, we were recommended to Sam Gamon, from Chisholm and Gamon Real Estate.  Sam and Shane impressed us immediately with their enthusiasm & confident approach to selling our property – we appointed them that day.  Everything that was promised in regards to regular communication and updates was delivered.  Each time a new buyer was informed of our property, we would receive an email from Sam or Shane, stating who they were so we could look out for them at the next open for inspection.  Sam and Shane knew of every property on the market similar to ours and being the dominant local agent, often knew most of the buyers looking in Elwood! Over the four weeks, many potential buyers came through the property, where detailed records and outcomes of the inspections were passed onto us, to track how promotion, advertising and general interest was coming along.  The final result produced an excellent outcome, which we are thrilled with as we can now move onto the next stage of our lives. Such a result cannot be put down to luck, but is brought about by careful planning, preparation, expertise/experience in this market and simple hard work!! Our only regret is that we did not list our property with Chisholm & Gamon in the first instance, which could have potentially saved us many thousands of dollars, frustration and heartache. Sam Gamon and Shane Banfield come with our highest recommendation. Yours sincerely, Natalie Rayner & Simon Friend

Tim Ayliffe

Dear Chisholm and Gamon, we were all-set to sign a contract with a different real estate agent to sell our property. But then we met Corinne and Torsten from Chisholm and Gamon. My wife, Justine, and I have a young child and we had already purchased our next property. So we were cautious about adopting a risky approach to selling out flat. We immediately knew that Corinne and Torsten were people that we could trust, and there were no exaggerations or speculative promises about what we might expect. Our questions were always met with informed answers, and we were presented with a detailed plan designed to achieve the best price for our property. The result – our property sold within four days of being advertised, and for the price that we wanted. I highly recommend Chisholm and Gamon as a professional outfit that can be trusted to deliver. Kind regards, Tim

Emily Lumbers

Dear Jo and Daen, I would like to thank you for all your dedication humour and passion with regards to selling my property. I would highly recommend the two of you to anyone who was searching for agents who are honest, authentic, hard working and professional. I was very appreciative to the time you spent in answering my queries and reassuring me throughout the process always reinforcing your faith in selling my property, allowing it to be an enjoyable experience rather than a terrifying one. I could not have asked for a better service and a fantastic result. Kind Regards, Emily and Andre.

Adam Vernon

My wife, Jasmina and I are delighted with the results of the sale of our property 43 John St Elwood. Corinne has been a pleasure to work with and being interstate she did a great job keeping us informed throughout the whole process.  Even when the property passed in at auction, Corinne was still very committed to achieving a premium price, which we were very happy with.  As real estate agents ourselves working for Belle Property Neutral Bay in Sydney we were very happy with the level of service and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Corinne to any of our friends or family who are thinking of selling in Melbourne. Thanks Corinne! Sincere Regards, Adam Vernon

Claire Irving

I recently sold my house with Sam Gamon and his team at Chisholm and Gamon. It was always going to be a difficult sale as the property was on the small side, on a major road and I also had a difficult neighbour. Sam not only eased my mind about all my concerns, but made the whole process almost stress free. He dealt with each situation as it arose with professional deftness. Then at the last minute when I was called away to work and missed the auction, Sam just stepped in and took over as if it was always the plan. He then went ahead and realized a price for my house that was beyond any I’d anticipated! I have been buying and selling houses for 20 years and have never come across the professionalism, friendliness and trustworthiness of agents such as Sam Gamon and his team at Chisholm and Gamon. I can not recommend them highly enough. Yours sincerely, Claire Irving

Neil Missen

Dear Joe, I would like to take this opportunity to put a few words together to show my appreciation and thanks for your commitment which allowed a wonderful quick sale of my apartment. As this is the second time you have represented me personally within the property market, the first time as a buyer and this time as a seller, I would like to thank you for all of the assistance, advice, knowledge of the local area real estate market and the presentation of all attributes of the CHISHOLM & GAMON business ethics and principals. As all of this was the complete package to a successful sales campaign. In particular l would like to say l was impressed with the preliminary work undertaken prior to the apartment going on the market, the feedback regarding enquiries and inspections, the follow up after the signing of the contract and over the last few weeks until settlement. Regards, Neil Missen.

Carsey Chan

Hi Joe, Just a quick note of thanks for a job well done in relation to selling my apartment at the Zinc project. I am most grateful for the effort that you have expended in ensuring that the apartment was professionally advertised, and I was impressed with the amount of interest this generated, and with your tireless efforts in organising "opens" and following up with the clients. Most important of all, my appreciation for your ability to extract the maximum value out of what was essentially a property that had some limitations. I would certainly seek your assistance again if the opportunity presents itself, and would certainly recommend your services to my friends and acquaintances. All the best, Carsey Chan

Jenny Pollock

Dear Trish, thank you so much for handling the sale by auction of my apartment in Mitford St Elwood. After speaking with many agents at various open for inspections and gaining insight into their strategies, it was a very easy decision to put my faith in your efficiency and professionalism, which brought about a fantastic result. I felt fully informed and supported every step of the way, and your follow up with potential purchasers and attention to detail is unsurpassed. The auction was very well conducted by Sam Gamon, and you both had a very calm and reassuring presence to talk me through my anxiousness on the day. Please thank Sam for his insight and orchestration of the auction. All in all we achieved a fantastic result, and your ongoing support is much appreciated. I am now singing your praises to anyone who will listen, and I'm sure you will enjoy a long and successful career as THE agent and agency in Elwood. Kind Regards, Jenny Pollock

Mark Vorstenbosch

Dear Joseph, and while I am at it all the team at Chisholm & Gamon. Thank you for a fabulous experience in the marketing and sale of our property at 4 Coventry Place South Melbourne. Both Christine and I were overjoyed with the result. The professionalism and transparency of the team and in particular yourself was really refreshing. The ability to keep us informed during the whole process produced a result that was above our expectations but backed up by methodology and was based on history and knowledge of how to achieve the best results in our area. We will have no hesitation in the future to recommend anyone looking for a reputable and professional Real estate Agent to you and your company. Kind Regards, Mark Vorstenbosch

Evy Papadopoulos

To whom it may concern, I engaged Joseph Allan of Chisholm & Gamon Property to market and sell my property at 208/95-101 Nott St, Port Melbourne. It was an absolute pleasure doing business with Joe. The property was sold on an opportunistic basis in a market that was bubbling, giving me the benefit of a sale in a buoyant market without the expense of a marketing campaign. Joe’s grasp of market dynamics was amazing and his professionalism and courteousness are second to none. I thoroughly recommend Joe to any prospective seller. Regards, Evy Papadopoulos

Kelly

Dear Chisholm & Gamon Team, My parents and I would like to thank you all for your help, support and kindness in the week leading up to Saturday 20th March and Saturday's auction regarding 1/9 Wilton Grove Elwood.  Although I put up a good fight and felt like a home owner for a brief moment it was not to be. I look forward to dealing with you all again in the near future hopefully with a more successful result next time. Thanks you all again. Kind regards. Kelly  

George Morison

Dear Trish, Kylie, Torsten and all the wonderful sales team at Chisholm & Gamon, we have a special insight in to how our real estate agents sell properties as the Managers of Victoria’s largest Conveyancing firm. It is because of this, that I can say without doubt that your agency has preformed the most brilliant job with the sale of our house. At the end of the day it is the price that you achieved that is the most important thing (about 10% or 100K over reserve) but that is not why we write this reference. We chose to sell at one of the most turbulent times of our lives: listing one week before the due date of our second child. So we had to prepare for the sale, keep the house clean with a toddler and a nine month pregnant wife and manage a business at the busiest time of our financial year. You looked after every detail and made our lives so much easier, arranging the landscaping, being flexible with open times and strict with others who wanted to see our home outside of these times, and generally being a delight to deal with at every single step of the campaign. As conveyancers we are privy to many clients’ complaints about their selling agents and the most common one is being misled by the agent in regards to price and later at the auction being conditioned to sell for less. You were incredibly open about the market conditions, ensured our expectations were realistic but outdid yourselves with the follow up of potential purchasers to ensure we had at least 3 genuine bidders on auction day. Sam was an excellent auctioneer and played the buyers perfectly and got us the best possible result. Even the after-sales support (including specially opening over the Christmas period to enable us to obtain our deposit funds as soon as possible after their release date) was excellent. We cannot recommend you highly enough. Thank you. George Morison

Kristen & Michael Dixon

Hi Torsten, We would like to thank you for your time, effort, honesty and drive during the marketing campaign and sale of our house, 330 Barkly Street, Elwood. We were extremely impressed by your knowledge of the market and professionalism right from our first meeting through to auction day. The transparency you demonstrated throughout the campaign resulted in both of us feeling comfortable, confident and very much involved in the whole process.   We thoroughly enjoyed the ride and thank you once again for a great result!

Suzanne Muir

Dear Nick Jones and Staff, after a hectic timeline of buying, selling and moving all of which may I say you handled with calm and diligent expertise I personally wanted to thankyou for the amazing outcomes you achieved from the campaign. From the beginning your genuine commitment to getting the best results included making the short timeline a possibility, choosing high quality photographers and coordinating the marketing proposals, being available for any interested party to make individual inspections and giving me honest and timely appraisals of the buyers interest. Your personal attributes of a welcoming smile, an interested ear and supportive language made both me as a vendor and I am sure many of the buyers feel you were there for them. I felt comfortable having you in my house and security was always attended to. It was lovely to meet with all your colleagues and I particularly liked the team approach of Chisholm and Gamon. The auction was highly successful due to your previous work and the effort that went into creating an auctioneers performance that was an absolute highlight. I am so delighted with the outcome and would gladly recommend you most highly to anyone interested. Yours Sincerely, Suzanne Muir

Heather & John Down

Dear Torsten, after the successful sale of my late mother’s house, we wanted to write to thank you most sincerely for all your help and guidance in the run up to the auction. You were able to advice us in regard to the likely profile of purchaser, the best presentation of the property and the strategy to adopt on the day of the sale. More importantly to us, given the emotional impact the sale had on me, you were able to be honest, warm and sensitive which allayed our distress significantly. Your accommodation of the additional difficulties generation by the storm and insurance claim relieved is of any major concern in the run up to the auction. It was helpful to be given regular phone calls and the face-to-face briefing regarding prospective buyers, thus enabling us to be confident about a good result. We appreciated your thoughtfulness and professionalism, especially as your wife gave birth to your second baby during our negotiations! Despite your obvious elation, we never felt marginalised by the happy occasion and voice nails were always answered promptly. We were thrilled with the outcome ay auction and fell that mum would have approved of your approach also. We would have no hesitation in recommending your company to others who are looking for a real estate firm with integrity. Many thanks again to you and your team. With warm wishes, Heather & John Down

Claire Kowarsky

Dear Torsten, I'd like to thank you and your team for doing such a terrific job of selling my Elwood apartment this week. The property sold just 10 days after it was listed for private sale, on 30 day terms and at a price well above the listed asking price! I really couldn't be happier.

In particular, I would like to thank you for your advice and recommendations in the lead up to and throughout the sales process. The marketing strategy you recommended was spot on, and the quality of the marketing campaign was excellent. Also, it was very reassuring to receive your updates after the open for inspections. Your strategy obviously worked a treat, with over 20 groups attending the first open for inspection and interest in the property so strong so as to attract four offers within the first week or so, with two of them above the asking price. I felt totally comfortable trusting in your expertise and you and your team took care of everything - all that was left for me to do was sign the contract for sale! I highly recommend your company to anyone looking to sell or let their property who would like top shelf service and brilliant results. Kind regards, Claire Kowarsky

Ryan & Sky Thorpe

Hi Sam, we would like to take this opportunity to thank-you for the great result on the sale of our house in St Kilda!! Some words to pass onto any potential vendors…  We had met Sam about 5 years earlier when we were looking to buy in the area. We were unlucky at his auctions but were very impressed with the way he conducted his open houses and his auction campaigns. We felt it was a massive advantage having the same agent that handled your opens to also conduct the auction as well. Over the years we had Sam come and value our property several times and each time we decided we weren't quite ready to sell. When we finally made the decision to sell in October this year we knew straight away who we would be signing with. We did our due diligence though and met with the other well known agents in the area and this just reaffirmed our belief to go with Sam. And he didn't let us down one bit! He kept us completely informed throughout the entire campaign with phone calls and emails so we knew exactly how everything was going. We found him to be honest and realistic (whilst still being positive) and professional. It is certainly harder to sell houses at the moment - sales aren't falling into agents hands like they seemed to a year or two ago - I don't believe that any of the other agents we met with would have done as good a job as Sam did with selling our house. He was very committed and worked tirelessly throughout the campaign and as expected put on a good show at the auction - even in the middle of the rain. Sam was a pleasure to work with and we couldn’t recommend him highly enough! Cheers, Skye and Ryan

Stuart & Deanna Lomas

Dear Christine, Well we can’t believe it has been over a month since we settled - perhaps because we have been snowed under with our renovations on our new house! No doubt you would have noticed the "upgrading" on your dog walks.  Anyway I am sorry this has taken me so long to do but I really wanted to pass on our sincere thanks on behalf of myself & Stuart for the exceptional & professional manner in which you handled our house sale.  We have now bought & sold a house through you and would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone. You certainly made the process & experience easy & were always available for any of our needs or queries even on your days off!  Can you also please pass on our thanks to the many others in your office that helped with the sale as well - in particular Corinne & Joseph. When our new house no longer looks like a demolition zone (hopefully only 2-3 weeks to go now!!) we would love for you to come and have a thank you drink with us when you can find the time. Thanks again, Stuart & Deanna

Jessica Oddy

I write to express my utmost appreciation and gratitude for the service I received from your agents Sam Gamon and Shane Banfield in relation to the sale of my property at 2/61 Blessington Street, St Kilda. Having worked in the real estate industry I am aware of the disparity in the service levels offered by Melbourne agents and I believe this team provides the best service. I could have chosen any number of agents, friends and mentors to represent me; however, having previously witnessed Shane and Sam’s work as a purchaser and peer there was never any question in my mind whom I would engage. All our dealings were characterised by Sam and Shane’s superior market knowledge, unwavering courtesy, honest and open communication and great humour.  Their professional style served to create a strong working relationship and inspired my complete confidence. Sam’s valuation was thoroughly considered and supported by obviously comparable price data.  It served neither to raise my expectations unrealistically, nor to falsely entice prospective buyers by misrepresenting my intentions as vendor. The advertising campaign they devised was clever, balanced and well executed, and their communications with me after each open conducted were excellent.  I was pleasantly surprised that the agents I directly engaged were present at each of my opens, rather than the market-standard practice of sending along anyone from the office who has the time. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Sam and Shane to others intending to sell and will do so among my circle as often as possible!  I would most definitely engage them to sell on my behalf again and wish them all the best for their professional success. Kind regards, Jessica Oddy

Matthew Mackay

Dear Torsten, Just wanted to say once again, thankyou for your excellent performance on Saturday and for your professionalism throughout the campaign.  What I particularly want to highlight is the fact that we've not once had to chase or badger you, which is a rare experience in any service related industry. If only all our tradesmen had been as reliable! Shane, you have been almost religious with your post open for inspection phone calls and emails and I've appreciated your honest appraisal of the potential buyers.  A pleasure working with you both and a very strong result all things considered.  I will certainly recommend C+G to friends and colleagues. Regards, Matthew Mackay

Bruce Watt

Dear Nick, on behalf of Phyllis Willoughby and her daughter Patricia, I would like to thank Chisholm and Gamon for the wonderful service provided in the sale of 56 Addison St Elwood. In my dealings with numerous Real Estate agents over nearly 40 years, including Hocking Stuart, R A Malcolm, Robert Hodges, Philip Webb and others, the service of Chisholm and Gamon was an order of magnitude above all of them. At no stage of the entire process did we have one quibble. In particular I would like to single out Nick Jones. This exemplary young man went out of his way to be of assistance - even offering his services in our search for a new house in an area that your firm does not do business. He was extra sensitive to the needs and special frailties of 86 year old Phyllis. He deserves every success he will undoubtedly achieve in real estate and life. Kind regards, Bruce

Yvonne Row

Dear Trish, I had spent the previous 18 months redeveloping the entire site, here at 30 Eildon Road, St Kilda. I have lived in and owned this unique property, which includes my own residence, and 2 townhouses, since the 1980’s. The development was completed in July 2008 and I canvassed the various estate agents to assess the best sales strategy for the sale of my 2 townhouses. Finally, after several interviews, I appointed Chisholm and Gamon, and particularly Trish Mulcahy as the sales agents. I had complete confidence in Trish’s ability, as I had experienced her very professional and energetic approach previously. At all times, during the sales campaign, I found Trish to be extremely professional and helpful. She communicated every detail of the sales campaign and I felt completely supported – up to the auction and afterwards, when the necessary negotiations finally brought about a sale. I would highly recommend Trish as the most professional and likeable sales agent for any property. I would also like to add that I would certainly maintain her services for any property I presented in the future. I wish Trish and the whole team at Chisholm Gamon the rewards of success for their endeavours in the future. Kind regards, Yvonne Row

Jan Bartlett

I would like to take this opportunity to thank both Torsten and Kylie for the seamless way they conducted the auction campaign to sell my property. At all times they acted with professionalism, integrity, and attention to detail. I was kept informed every step of they way and nothing was too much trouble for them. On auction day, Torsten proved himself to be a "Master of his Craft" coaxing the bidders to a result which delighted me. This experience solidified my long-held belief that "Chisholm and Gamon really are premier bayside Real Estate Agents". Congratulations on a job well done. Kindest regards, Jan Bartlett

Cathy Mulcahy

Dear Torsten, I am writing to thank you for the work that you and the team put into selling my apartment and also finding me another beautiful one to buy. As you know this is the second time I have sold a property through you and I was so pleased to work with you again. I really appreciated your advice on how to update and improve my property so that it would look its very best and be an attractive proposition for prospective buyers. The tradespeople that you recommended were fantastic and the presentation of my apartment was really rewarding – I thoroughly enjoyed living in it throughout the auction period! The price that my apartment reached at auction was excellent too. It reflected the success of your suggestions and also the hard work and extra inspections that you did during the campaign. I also love the apartment you found for me – it is perfect for my situation now and you have a knack of understanding what is important in choosing the right apartment for the right time. My goal was to downsize, but to still live in an apartment in Elwood with style; and I feel you helped me achieve that and with funds left over to build my dream of a small straw bale country hideaway near my family and granddaughter. Thanks for your professionalism all the way and to the team who were so supportive too. I look forward to working with you again, should my circumstances require another change, though I must say I am very happy in my new place. Yours Sincerely, Cathy Mulcahy.

Louise Battersby

Dear Andrew, when I made the decision to sell my property in Elwood the choice of agent was never in doubt. I had originally purchased the property through the iconic local agent Chisholm & Gamon and did not hesitate to phone Andrew Vandermeer, whom I had found to be both professional & refreshingly genuine. Due to unusual circumstances, the sale was a difficult task that Andrew handled with a positive and tenacious approach that ultimately led to a satisfactory sale. I wish to thank Andrew whom always kept me informed. He returned calls promptly & listened patiently to me during what can sometimes be an emotional journey, the sale of a home. Special thanks must be given to Brett Gamon whose personal interest & hands on can do reassuring attitude, assisted greatly in an eventual sale.  Only the highest recommendations can be given to Chisholm & Gamon Property. Yours sincerely, Louise Battersby

Gabrielle Coffey

Dear Shane, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your effort and support this year with the buying and selling of my properties. After working with you over the past twelve months on three separate campaigns I would highly recommend you and your team to anyone considering a private sale or auction. Your advice and local knowledge was always excellent and helped guide me through the selling process. You have always been very prompt and provided an outstanding level of service. Paired with Sam at the auction, it was certainly a very entertaining way to finish the campaign. Then you went on to help find my new home- that was gold! Kind regards, Gabrielle Coffey.

Kane Malherbe

Dear Sam, Shane, Torsten, Nick and the Team at Chisholm and Gamon, I just wanted to take the opportunity to say a huge thank-you for the auction campaign at my place in Elwood. Initially, I called Chisholm in Gamon to get a second opinion on my place in reference to another agent I was considering. However, right from my first meeting with Sam I was very confident that Chisholm and Gamon would do a great job. Upon signing, I was very impressed with the fact that not only the agents involved with my property but the whole team was brought through my property to take a look. Throughout the campaign I was continually updated by Sam and Shane as to how we were progressing and the whole process was very easy and smooth leading up to the auction. The day of the auction surpassed all of my expectations. It was terrific to have 4 agents there on the day and Torsten did a fantastic job with the calling of the auction. To get $150,000 over my reserve was a very nice shock and will certainly make my new move that little easier. Thanks once again for a terrific job across the board, and I would gladly recommend Chisholm and Gamon to anyone I know selling in the future. Kind regards, Kane Malherbe

Laszlo & Danielle Puzsar

Dear Torsten, Danielle & I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all the hard work you put into selling our property. We spoke to most agents in the area prior to listing with you, and having sold recently, we feel vindicated with our decision to appoint Chisholm & Gamon as our agent. We found Trish, Jessica & Kylie supported you well and played an important role and contribution in selling our house. Your written reports, regular phone calls and personal updates never left us second-guessing where we stood during the campaign.  Your communication and reliability are commendable. We have spent the last 12 months looking to upgrade our property and in that time dealing with agents on a constant basis, found no one with your dedication to selling properties. We also appreciate the efforts you made in having an editorial in both the Sunday Age and the Weekly Times. Again we would like to thank you for your efforts and would like to wish you and the team at Chisholm & Gamon all the best for the future. We have no hesitation in recommending you to other prospective vendors. Kind regards, Laszlo & Danielle Puzsar

Nick & Sandy Greenham

Dear Joe, Selling your home is a major & emotional exercise, and entrusting the sale to the right agent is crucial. Having recently sold our apartment at auction, we could not recommend any higher the service and approach by Joseph Allan of Chisholm & Gamon Port Melbourne, throughout the entire campaign. Professional and personable at all times, we could not have been more delighted with the feedback, updates and constant communication, combined with the amazing result on auction day. We would have no hesitation in recommending his services to any prospective vendor and will definitely engage his services in the future, should we need them

Liz Hickey

Dear Shane, I wish to thank you for not only achieving a great result in the selling of my property, but also for your outstanding customer service. I was impressed by your marketing campaign, regular communication, hard work and commitment. All of which, allowed me to feel relaxed and confident. At all times, I found you to be honest, realistic, professional, considerate, polite, and charming. The expectations of selling my apartment were exceeded, by such a smooth process and prompt private sale. It has been an absolute pleasure working with you, and I would be delighted to continue to work with you, in search of my new home. I have highly recommended you to all my bayside friends. - Yours sincerely Liz Hickey

Bec Newman & Brent Annells

Hi Nick, we just wanted to say thank-you so much again for all your hard work and expertise in selling our home in John St. We are absolutely thrilled with the end result and couldn't have asked for more. Thank you for making the whole process so easy and stress-free (bar a few nerves on saturday!) especially considering we live interstate. All your recommendations were spot on, the feedback throughout the campaign was very helpful and it was so great to be able to trust someone completely when you're not there to see or do anything for yourself. I hope the purchasers enjoy the house as much as we did and I’m sure you will be selling it again for them at some point down the track. Hope you had a great weekend after a very successful start! All the best, Bec & Brent

David Golightly

Dear Trish, This is to thank you and the C&G team for the outstanding job you did selling my apartment last month. As you know, the process of selling one's home is stressful to say the least. You personally made it such a smooth and trouble free operation with your professionalism coupled with humour, warmth and heaps of common sense. You were great to work with, always kept me updated and gave impeccable advice. And the results were, in a word - AMAZING!! You achieved a price way beyond my expectations. This is not just a great result but will make a significant difference to my future prospects - I can't thank you enough. You all, as team, were a delight to work with on the day of the auction making it a happy and memorable day for me. I would have no hesitation in recommending your company to anyone thinking of selling. You guys rock!!! Thank you all again and all the best. Warm regards David Golightly

Phil Jones,

I run a consulting business that includes a number of major property developers as clients, with each constructing many thousands of millions worth of property each year.  So when I decided to sell one of my investments properties I naturally sought the advice of what I regard as my shrewdest client. He had no hesitation in recommending a small company in an entirely different suburb, and one person in particular – Christine Nicholson from Chisholm & Gamon. She was extraordinarily professional, diligent and effective.  Which is exactly why she was recommended to me, and why I have no hesitation in recommending her to you- whoever you are! Kind Regards, Phil Jones

Karen Tait

Dear Torsten, Sam and the team at Chisholm & Gamon, Thank you, thank you all for the outstanding result at my auction last weekend. I attribute this largely to the exceptional efforts made by you all. Your marketing strategies and results are A1 - my sale achieved excellent editorial and word-of-mouth publicity. More importantly, your office and staff are extremely personable and courteous across the board. You always had the time to assist me with everything from getting the house prepared to taking care of finer details. And you returned my calls....I felt you cared not only about the sale of my house but also about my family and the day-to-day which in turn alleviated a lot of pressure I would have otherwise felt. I’d like to express my heartfelt thanks to all at Chisholm & Gamon, in particular Torsten Kasper, for the fabulous profile you gave my house and for making it an incredibly POSITIVE experience. Kind regards, Karen Tait ps: The crowd at the auction loved your duo auction act! What a pair....

Peter Watson and Betty Simcic

Dear Trish, thank you for your wonderful work in selling our St Kilda home. You made what can be a very stressful time into a relatively easy process.  Your frequent updates and regular feedback throughout the campaign was much appreciated. You exceeded our expectation on the sale price and we commend you on the manner and the professionalism in which the campaign and auction was conducted. We have no absolutely no hesitation in recommending you and Chisholm Gamon for anyone thinking of selling. Once again, thank you for a fantastic result and we will be in touch next time we sell! Regards, Peter and Betty  

Jordi Cohen

Dear Torsten, Well, what can I say! I knew the experience of selling my property would be one of the most stressful times in my life but I never envisaged that making a simple decision to sell thru Chisholm & Gamon would make it as smooth as it came. You, together with your staff were true to your word in every facet - not a stone left unturned. Your advice leading up to the campaign was honest and professional, with care and attention to detail. The services provided by all your staff make me feel like I had the only property you were selling. Feedback that was provided was exactly where it was at, always taking the time to ensure I knew what the next stages were. Your auction technique provided a fun and relaxed atmosphere to which I am sure assisted in a fabulous result. I could not have wished for a better outcome and henceforth a better team to sell my property. I would be more than happy to recommend you and the Chisholm & Gamon team to manage the sale of property. Thanks so much to you all. Best regards, Jordi Cohen

Gus & Kate Kelly

Dear Torsten, Kate and myself would like to express our delight in the results Chisholm & Gamon have just achieved for us. Your advice pre-campaign helped us to better the properties and no doubt was a major positive factor. Throughout the campaign your feedback was prompt and as it turns out, very accurate. The advertising seems like it was just the right amount and your ability to get in the editorial sections was great. Auction day went to plan on both properties and the prices were everything we had hoped for. Sam and yourself created an atmosphere that really works, and Sam did a great job of extracting the bids. I have no hesitation in recommending yourself and Chisholm & Gamon. Thanks again. Gus and Kate Kelly

Michael Cernoy

Dear Joe, thank you very much in the assistance and successfully selling the property of 27 Alfred Street Port Melbourne. In a difficult time in selling our late mother’s home you showed integrity and the professional ability to ensure things went extremely smooth. When Jackie and I were in the process in selecting the right agent to represent us we were very particular in what we thought would benefit us the most they were: * An experienced Agency with local representation * An experienced Agent understanding our needs *And Agency that didn’t have property saturation where were guaranteed offered a personal one on one communication * An Agent that was honest (told us the real price) and did his homework to prove this. The only estate agent that met our needs was Chisholm and Gamon. In addition to this as I live in Sydney the daily updates both by mobile and email ensured me that I was well informed and aware of every stage. In closing this statement I would like to thank you again and have no hesitation in recommending or using you or Chisholm and Gamon in future Sales in Port Melbourne. Regards Michael Cernoy 

Donna and Doug Andrew

Dear Trish, I thought you might like to know how pleased we were with the outcome of the auction of our property. A successful marketing campaign is only possible if commitment is shown at all levels of the sales team and certainly your approach Trish, in particular, to all aspects of the sales process was exemplary. We were most impressed  with your overall professionalism in particular your skill in dealing with prospective buyers, persistence in follow through, maintenance of contact with us and your honesty and good advice.  I would not hesitate to recommend Chisholm Gammon to prospective sellers and buyers who want optimisation of outcomes in their pursuit of property purchases or sales. Would you please pass on our thanks to the other team members who participated in this successful outcome, in particular to Sam, the auctioneer,  whose confident yet engaging style worked really well on the day. Kind Regards, Donna

and Doug

Paul Wilson

Just a quick note to say thank you very much for the professionalism and help you offered me with both the purchase and sale of my property. Your advice was invaluable and the little things that are part of the Chisholm & Gamon process, all provided the foundation for an exceptional result. The strength and service of the entire team, coupled with quality of your marketing, confirmed my choice of agency. I certainly feel that the apartment next door, wish they heeded my advice to run with C & G, after seeing the outcome of mine!!

Anthony Norwood

I would like to take this opportunity to formally thank you for helping me achieve such a fantastic result at auction for my property at 205 Station Street, Port Melbourne. As you are well aware, I was initially slightly apprehensive in selecting a lower profile agent to list my property with. The reason I eventually chose Chisholm & Gamon was that I thought I would be serviced more professionally. I would like to say your efforts in not only arranging editorial space in the local papers, incredible photography, creativity and of course the flowers and communication were beyond expectations. I believe that these factors really contributed to me achieving a record price at auction. Torsten, thanks also for coming out of retirement to auctioneer the house, your professionalism and experience shone through on the day. I will not hesitate in recommending Chisholm & Gamon to friends and family that I have living in the area when it comes to property dealings

Margaret & John Barnett

We were extremely satisfied with Chris Nicholson’s handling of the sale, in fact we chose her based entirely on her presentation at the first interview. She was knowledgeable about the market in Middle Park and was very realistic about the prospects of the sale. She was very helpful, but above all was friendly and caring. I had to go to hospital during the whole procedure and she was very sensitive to my needs, which really impressed me. We were fortunate to have such an intelligent and pleasant person handling the sale. We would recommend her highly

Susan Pryor

In the past 4 years, my husband and I have sold 2 properties in South Melbourne. Both times we have been fortunate enough to have Chris Nicholson’s professional services in creating an appropriate sales campaign and, ultimately, the successful auction of both properties. We have found her to be, at all times, pleasant, professional, timely, competent and, above all, dedicated beyond the call of duty. She was initially recommended to us and she was as good as she was promised to be, if not better. Her local knowledge and marketing strength is unequalled. What’s more, unlike many other agents, she makes moderate promises about what she can achieve, and outstrips her promises every time.

Ron Holandsjo

Over the last couple of years, I had been considering the sale of my property. In that time, I interviewed every agent selling in the area on at least two occasions. I finally chose Chris Nicholson because I felt that each time I spoke to her, she dealt with my honestly and with sincerity. I believed that I could trust her. A successful sale has now been completed and I know that I would never have received the same level of service from any other agent than I got from Chris

Neil Balthasar

Dear Chris, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for a job well done. The sale price you achieved for both my properties far outreached what I had ever expected, as did the ease in which you made it all feel. I went into the sale process with no experience and did feel a little intimidated by the whole process. Your honesty, attention to detail, professionalism, and above all, your personal touch made me feel that I was your only client during the campaign. What really impressed me was your dedication to obtain the absolute best price. Even after I was willing to accept an offer, (which I already felt was excellent) you persevered in calling countless potential buyers achieving an even higher price, even knowing that your fee would remain the same, regardless of the selling price. Also, I must add that your continuing service, help and advice have been outstanding. You have generated a solid relationship of competency and trust, so that as long as I’m buying or selling real estate, I know I’ve my own personal agent

Isabelle Robinson

Chisholm & Gamon's Christine Nicholson and her supporting team proved that there still is a real estate agent who is wholly concerned with the needs and expectations of her client. Her suggestions and help in the preparation of the documentation and the physical presentation of the property greatly relieved the stresses of the selling experience. Her care and concern continued until settlement and beyond

Julie Allen

It is now almost 3 weeks since the auction of my home in Barak Road, and I am still on cloud 9! Thank you for a brilliant result"

Guy Howard & Anne Lomax

The sale price exceeded both our expectations and you made the process, which initially seemed daunting, easy and trouble free with your polite, friendly and dedicated approach to all aspects, from the preparation through to the final sale

Elaine & Doug Lomax

Doug and I would like to thank you sincerely for all the advise and help given by you during the selling of 20B Beach Avenue, Elwood. We had owned our family property for nearly 34 years, so it was a major decision for us to sell. Your advertising campaign, and the confident manner in which the auction was held, was superb, and we were more than pleased with our outcome

Ted Mustar

As you said you might, you sold the home to one of your database buyers and best of all the campaign was finalized on the morning I was due to go on my fishing holiday! If it wasn’t for your dedication in getting up at 6am to sign the contracts - not to mention that it was also Christmas Eve, my trip may have been delayed!

Hugh Pearce

I felt that at all times you conducted the campaign with the highest degree of professionalism and you managed to obtain for me the best price with the least amount of stress on my behalf. Your personal style was impressive and I trust the purchaser was similarly satisfied. I would strongly recommend your services to others, either as a potential buyer or to act as selling agents, since I believe that your valuations are accurate and always reflect the current state of the market

Hillary Law

It is with great pleasure I write this letter to thank you for the wonderful job you did in selling my Elwood property. Your advice, support and prompt feedback throughout the campaign were above expectations. There were times when I came close to losing my nerve and patience, but your professionalism and passion kept me going! I was always impressed with Chisholm & Gamon's ethics and integrity, and my personal experience has now reinforced my view. Congratulations and my heartfelt thanks to you all for a job well done.

Jonathan Ricketts & Ruth Lancaster

Your attention to detail, your enthusiasm and your follow-up have been just excellent

Sam & Ester Poyas

Ester and I would like to thank you and Brett and the rest of the staff for the thoroughly professional and courteous manner in which you conducted the auction of our property

Kath Smith

Congratulations and heartfelt thanks to you plus the team for a speedy and outstanding result. I felt it was most likely that Chisholm & Gamon would be my agent of choice, due to my existing knowledge and the company''s excellent reputation in Elwood, but went through the comparison exercise as a matter of form. Your advice regarding the current market was always spot on and I believe this was an significant factor in the extremely succesful outcome. My calls were always returned and I was kept fully informed at all stages, which was particularly reassuring to a first time vendor. I highly recommend Chisholm & Gamon to anyone requiring property management or wishing to buy or sell real estate. I could not have hoped for a better result.

Elwood

03 9531 1245
90 Ormond Road,
Elwood Vic 3184
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03 9589 3133
3 Bluff Road,
Black Rock Vic 3193
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03 9646 4444
1/103D Bay Street,
Port Melbourne Vic 3207
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03 5974 6888
7A Bay Road
Mount Martha 3934
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