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Caring Advice

I am happy to recommend Darren and Belinda of Grantham Real Estate to anyone selling their properties in the Brunswick area. They provided very professional, caring advice from the moment I first talked with them to put my property on the market to the successful sale - only 2 weeks later! I am delighted with the outcome and always felt they prioritized my best interests. They advised me about how to present my townhouse to best advantage and ensured that great photos were taken for the website promotion. Thank you Darren and Belinda, warmest regards, Barbara

- Barbara
Brunswick West

So Happy

"We were so happy with everything that Gratham Real Estate have done for us!
After signing with another agent and 2.5 months of waiting, calling and prompting them to take action we decided to try somewhere else. Initially we thought the larger companies would be better - well-known, more contacts etc...turns out they lack communication and commitment!
As soon as we spoke to Darren and Belinda at Gratham Real Estate we felt at ease. Realistic, understanding, knowledgeable and so friendly!
Our unit went on the market on Thursday and it was sold, with all documents signed and ready by the following Tuesday! Just 6 days!
The whole process was positive, we got the price we wanted and have already recommended GRE to our friends! Thank-you Darren and Belinda!"

- Emma and Gus
Pascoe Vale

Thank You

Thank You

Thank you Darren and Belinda for selling my home. It was smooth and respectful. You went beyond to make sure that you achieved what the other agent failed at. Thank you again.

Regards George

- George
Brunswick West

Most Impressive

Our recent property buying experience with Grantham Real Estate was excellent.

Both Darren and Belinda were approachable and very helpful which ultimately lead us to buying our dream home.

What I found most impressive was calling on a Sunday and having my phone call promptly answered – showing their dedication to their job.

Thanks Darren and Belinda for a lovely experience , one we will never forget !

Happy buyers,

- Jaimee & Joshua
Moonee Ponds

We are your number one fans

We are your number one fans

Many thanks to both Belinda and Darren of Grantham Real Estate for the wonderful result achieved on the sale of our property in Moonee Ponds. My husband and I could not be happier with the service and dedication shown by both of you at all times. Your honesty and integrity are admirable. Not only are you our favourite agents but you have also become great friends. We are your number one fans and will recommend your amazing service to everyone we know. Thank you, thanks you, thank you.

- Laureen and Stephen
Moonee Ponds

Over The Moon

Over The Moon

I just wanted to thank you & Darren again for all your hard work in selling our unit,,we were absolutely over the moon with the price you got us :)

- Katherine and James
Brunswick

No Smarty Attitude

No Smarty Attitude

Kate and I would like to thank you both for the way in which we were able to sell our house. The process was simple with both of you being very easy going. You were able to turn what could have been a stressful time into a pleasant experience - no hard sell, no smarmy attitude, just honest, open and friendly service.

We wish you both continued success with your company.

Regards
Andrew and Kate

- Andrew and Kate
Brunswick

Service Was Outstanding

Service Was Outstanding

A big thank you to Darren and Belinda from Grantham Real Estate for organising the recent sale of my mum's property. Your warmth, knowledge and humour made you stand out from the rest of the real estate agents I met and the service you provided was outstanding. You sold our house when it looked like it wouldn't and we got the amount we wanted.
I would highly recommend you to anyone who is considering selling or renting their property.

Many thanks Sian and Shirley

- Shirley
Pascoe Vale South

We Cannot Thank You Enough

We Cannot Thank You Enough

On behalf of Kevin & myself I’d like to say a very big “ thank you “ to you both for your amazing work, effort and support on selling our family of 34 years. You both acknowledged at our very first meeting the enormity of what we were about to do.

Your guidance, advice and knowledge of the Real Estate industry enable us to not only sell the property but to achieve the best possible outcome for us and our family, everything you said would happen did happen, the huge interest in the property at the time it was decided to sell , your advice on how best to “ declutter and dress “ the house for the open inspection resulted in a huge number of people attending and the biggest ( and best ) result on that day we had 12 buyers, not potential but actual buyers.

We cannot thank you enough and would ( and will ) recommend you to any friends and colleagues who are looking to sell.

Sincerely,

Marilyn

- Marilyn ans Kevin
Coburg

Amazing Job!

Amazing Job!

Dear Darren,
Thank you again for selling our property, you did an amazing job!
I appreciate your honest, sincere and realistic approach also your funny sense of humour!
You went above and beyond to arrange inspections, certainly kept me on my toes keeping the house tidy lol…
Most of all I appreciated how you listened to my family’s needs and requirements to make this journey happen smoothly.
You are professional, funny, warm, honest and extremely caring and sensitive in your approach to selling ones castle.
We have tried selling our home a few times in the past but never felt comfortable to go ahead with the sale.
You made my family and I comfortable from the start, had a good feeling you will be the one to sell our castle.
You extended yourself professionally and personally, thank you for your fantastic efforts and great price achievement!!!
It’s been a great pleasure dealing with you and the beautiful Belinda as well!
My family and I wish you all the best for the future and will be recommending you to people we know for sure.

- Pauline
Pascoe Vale South

Communication Stood Out

Just wanted to thank both Belinda and Darren for their fantastic work with the sale of our apartment in Brunswick. Their professionalism and communication really stood out throughout the process. They worked hard to sell our apartment and my wife and I are very happy with the outcome they were able to achieve.

- Andrew
Brunswick West

Totally Satisfied

Totally Satisfied

"I had a great experience when selling my home through Grantham Real Estate. Belinda & Darren were a joy to work with and provided a professional service that left me totally satisfied with the outcome of the sale of my property - highly recommended"

Cheers
Peter (thanks for the champers)

- Peter
Pascoe Vale South

We Were A Priority All The Time

We Were A Priority All The Time

We were originally introduced to Grantham RE by friends who had a fantastic experience selling their property – we couldn’t believe it when Darren and Belinda were able to replicate our friends experience and get us the price we were after for our property in only a few weeks as well. Of course, the true measure of how professional they are comes when things don’t quite go to plan – there were a couple of issues with contracts along the way and they bent over backwards to ensure that everything was sorted out and proceeded as smoothly as possible. Communication has been great and we have definitely felt like we were a priority for them at all times. We’d have no hesitation in engaging them for future sales we may have or recommending them to other friends and family

- Danielle & David
Pascoe Vale

Couldn't Be Happier

Couldn't Be Happier

We were so happy with everything that Gratham Real Estate have done for us!
After signing with (other agent) and 2.5 months of waiting, calling and prompting them to take action we decided to try somewhere else. Initially we thought the larger companies would be better - well-known, more contacts etc...turns out they lack communication and commitment!
As soon as we spoke to Darren and Belinda at Gratham Real Estate we felt at ease. Realistic, understanding, knowledgeable and so friendly!
Our unit went on the market on Thursday and it was sold, with all documents signed and ready by the following Tuesday! Just 6 days!
The whole process was positive, we got the price we wanted and have already recommended GRE to our friends! Thank-you Darren and Belinda!"

- Gus and Emma
Pascoe Vale South

Hassle Free

Thanks for the professional and hassle-free experience you delivered throughout the process of selling our house.

I'll be recommending you guys to anyone looking to rent, buy or sell in the inner North.

The champers was a nice surprise too :)

All the best for 2016 and will no doubt we'll cross paths at some stage in the future!

All the best,
Matt

- Matt
Brunswick West

Minimal Fuss

Minimal Fuss

Although the decision to sell our family home was terribly wrenching, the process itself was straightforward and efficient. Belinda and Darren are highly experienced real estate professionals with complementary skills. They know the ropes and get things done with minimal fuss. We appreciated being able to deal directly with the owners of the company and felt in safe hands dealing with Grantham Real Estate.

- Chris
Pascoe Vale South

Very professional

Very professional

We wish to thank Grantham Real Estate for all the assistance and expertise in the selling of my Mothers property in Brunswick.
We found Darren and Belinda very professional, conscientious and motivated with their marketing strategies and were able to achieve a high price for the property.
We highly recommend GRE to handle all your property needs.
Regards Peter and Sharyn Merrigan Casuarina NSW

- Peter and Sharyn
Brunswick

Worked Hard

Just wanted to thank both Belinda and Darren for their fantastic work with the sale of our apartment in Brunswick. Their professionalism and communication really stood out throughout the process. They worked hard to sell our apartment and my wife and I are very happy with the outcome they were able to achieve.

- Andrew
Brunswick

Someone Willing To Try

Someone Willing To Try

We recently sold our property through Grantham Real Estate, Brunswick West. My wife and I met with numerous other agents from other firms and upon meeting Belinda FISCHER I found that she stood out from the rest. We found that with some of the other firms the impression we got was negative one where we were only told about how hard it is to sell, not to get our hopes up and that the market was poor. Immediately upon meeting Belinda her positive attitude was evident and nothing was too much trouble. It made a real difference knowing that there was someone who was willing to try different ideas and work hard to sell our unit. Grantham Real Estate was the reason that we achieved a great result.

- Damien
Brunswick West

Smooth Purchase

Smooth Purchase

Just wanted to thank you for your prompt and helpful assistance in the buying of our new property at Brunswick Rd in Brunswick. You were informative and knowledgeable which made this a smooth purchase.
Thank you again!

- Ruth
Brunswick

Dealing With The Best

Dealing With The Best

Dear Belinda and Darren

We wanted to send you this email to address the exceptional experience we had with Grantham Real-estate selling our family home of forty years.

Vic and I have recently sold our property that we had listed with Grantham Real Estate; we would just like to give some feedback on the outstanding service that we received from Belinda & Darren.

Our appreciation for all you did for us is immeasurable and we can only speak highly of your ability in the Real Estate business and would have no hesitation in recommending Belinda and Darren of Grantham Real Estate to anyone buying or selling real estate.

In closing, please feel free to use our email, if it can be an encouragement to any prospective client. Selling can be a daunting experience for most people, and understandably so , they want only the best to handle this transaction... they would certainly be dealing with the best if they make the decision to engage Grantham Real estate.

- Pam and Vic

None Compare

I have had previous dealings with other Real Estate people, but none compare to Darren Barr.
His level of professionalism and dedication made selling my property an exceptionally delightful experience.
The level of communication and quick results ensure that everything was finalised smoothly.
I have no hesitation in recommending Darren to sell any property, I recommended him to my Mother and she had a very similar experience.

- Angelina
Brunswick west

Appreciation

Appreciation

It was so nice to be able to have complete trust in Darren and Belinda and the office was so wonderfully helpful. You could not ask for a better team and I would not hesitate to Darren 's services again.
Sandra

- Sandra

Knowledgeable and Efficient

Knowledgeable and Efficient

Our experience with Grantham Real Estate during the purchase of our first house was extremely professional and comforting for buyers new to the property market. With staff that are helpful, knowledgeable and efficient, we would happily enlist the services of Grantham Real Estate in the future.

- Aimee and Lindsay
Brunswick West

Thank You

Thank You

Dear Belinda,

Aldo and I would like to thank you, for responding to our needs in finding us tenants
For our rental property. Thank you for your professional approach and friendly & courteous manner, your advertising, open house and processing of applications was very thorough, and you always kept us informed of prospective tenants.

We cannot thank you enough for such a great service, and would recommend you to anyone without reservations.

Kind regards,
Angela

- Angela
Brunswick West

I Can't Imagine Ever Using Another Agency!

I Can't Imagine Ever Using Another Agency!

I had originally planned to use of one the older established companies who work in the Brunswick area, but one meeting with Belinda and Darren and I went with them.
I didn't feel like I was being pitched at and I didn't feel that I was being told I was going to sell my house for some ridiculous deal clinching sum initially, and then go through the drawn out process of hearing reasons why that couldn't be achieved.

Belinda and Darren visited the house I was selling and then showed me what similar houses were going for. They gave me a ball park range and then explained the process they use for selling. They offered suggestions for making the house look better to prospective buyers and respected my opinions if they differed.

Throughout the VERY short process of selling my house, they keep me updated at every stage and always came to me.

I would recommend Grantham real estate to ANYONE who asked! I can't imagine ever using another agency!

- Julie
Brunswick West

They Looked Amazing

They Looked Amazing

Just before Christmas I was toying with the idea of selling my home. Living only a few doors down from Grantham Real Estate I decided to get them in to discuss the idea. As a relatively new Business I was a little hesitant and I had all the normal questions about their knowledge of and experience in the area, marketing strategy and number of buyers on their books.

I did intend to check out a few agents in the area before choosing but on meeting with Darren and Belinda and them providing real answers to all my questions everything just clicked and I signed up. I was given great styling advice and options that I could choose to take up if I wanted. I was included in each decision and ultimately had the choice to do what I felt comfortable with. I was over the moon when the photos went up on the Thursday night and my home was officially on the market, they looked amazing and were a real representation of what my place looked like.

Darren and Belinda started inspections straight away, keeping me in the loop at all times. On Saturday afternoon I met with Darren who presented me with four fantastic offers and in less than 48 hours from advertising my place was sold! There was not even enough time to get a board up. I can't thank Darren and Belinda enough for making my selling experience a great one and I've recommended them to everyone I know since and will continue to do so. Cheers Paula

- Paula
Brunswick West

They Listened

They Listened

It was wonderful working with Belinda and Darren - Belinda kept us informed all the way through the process and really went the extra mile. Belinda was very supportive during the sales process - and enabled all relevant clientele to see the property and assisted us with advice and advisors on how to present the property for the best outcome. They listened to what we wanted and provided frank advice on what we should expect - no hidden extras here! Thanks.

Kind regards
Debbie and Amanda

- Debbie and Amanda
Brunswick West

We Made The Right Choice!

We Made The Right Choice!

We recently sold our apartment through Grantham Real Estate and we could not have been happier. The team at Grantham Real Estate are very professional and we found their experience in the field reassuring. Belinda was very supportive during the sales process - and enabled all relevant clientele to see the property and assisted us with advise and advisors on how to present the property for the best outcome.
Darren and Belinda were always cheerful and helpful and nothing was too much trouble for them, we really felt we could rely on them and knew we had made the right choice. We would recommend Grantham Real Estate to anyone selling their property.

Thank you Darren and Belinda.

Jaci and Mal

- Jaci and Mal
Brunswick West

Extremely Impressed

Extremely Impressed

Dear Darren,
Just writing to thank you so much for the fast and efficient way you sold my house. I was extremely impressed with your method of sale which ensured that every person who came through was actually interested in buying. The decision to go with an out of area agent really paid off, I believe now that the location of the Agent is not important at all, it is how they conduct the sale that matters. To sell the house so close to Christmas and within 5 days of listing was fantastic. To get the amount of inspections we had in that short time was great. Thank you for the no stress, no fuss service you provided. I will gladly recommend Grantham and yourself to anyone I know he is buying or selling.

Thanks and Kind Regards,

Kim

- Kim
Tullamarine

Happy First Time Landlord

Happy First Time Landlord

Darren and Belinda were fantastic in helping us find tenants quickly and with a minimum of fuss. Their advice and support has been great as we've become landlords for the first time.

Regards,
Maurice

- Maurice
Brunswick West

Sincere Thanks

Sincere Thanks

Dear Belinda and Darren,

I am writing to express my sincere thanks to you both on the sale of my property in Hunter Street.
Selling a house is a stressful occurrence for anyone and you helped make it as smooth as possible with your warm, professional no-nonsense approach and with your attentiveness, communication, honesty and advice throughout the entire process.

In the end, the outcome reached my expectations and I was happy with the sale.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Grantham Real Estate to my family and friends.

Sincerely,
Francis Danesi

- Francis
Brunswick West

Great service without the spin

Great service without the spin

As soon as I met Belinda and Darren of Grantham Real Estate, I knew that my family would be comfortable selling our home through their agency.

Belinda's warm, friendly and personal approach helped to take the anxiety out of getting started. She explained the process and GRE's selling style clearly to us, even lending us a few books about Real Estate so that we felt well-informed and in control.

Darren's years of experience in the property market, and his measured approach to selling, gave us confidence that we would get a good, fair price for our house without needing to resort to spin and hype or an expensive advertising campaign.

We felt sure that GRE's unique sale method would attract the right buyers, without wasting time attracting people for whom the property was not suitable. The short two-week sale campaign did just that, and we walked away with a very pleasing price and some delighted buyers.

We've now also bought our new house through GRE: they knew our needs and our budget, and did a fantastic job helping us navigate that process. We couldn't be happier!

If you're looking for great service without the spin, the GRE team are the people to go to.

- Gina
Brunswick West

Raving Fan

Hi Belinda

Thanks for everything - I haven't stopped raving about how wonderful you have been!

Kind regards, Kate

- Kate
Moonee Ponds

Happy Buyer

Happy Buyer

We bought our first home from Belinda and it couldn't have been easier, she was very friendly and helpful and we would recommend to anyone.

- Jodie and Craig
Brunswick West

Happily Sold

Happily Sold

Thank you Belinda and Darren for making the sale of my family home of 50 years such a painless ordeal. I expected it to be so daunting but you showed care and respectfulness at all times. I'm so happy with the sale and now have bought my new home in which you helped with all the negating and paperwork. I will not ever hesitate to recommend you to all my friends.
Thank you

- Heidi
Moonee Ponds

Sale of the year!

Congratulations! Mr Darren Barr.
I would like to express my sincere thoughts regarding the sale of my property. I was a little aprehensive to place my home into this current market, in fear of not being able to reach a suitable price that would meet my expectation. I had heard so many stories of over-valued selling prices, and agents wanting up front fees to advertise, and of course I did not want to find myself in this position.

After making contact, I was welcomed to a home meeting with Mr Darren Barr. After we discussed my intentions, he proceeded to provide me with realistic answers to many of my questions of concern. Darren was very honest and steady in his manner of business, and I suppose it was his up front honesty that made me decide to give him a chance. He facilitated me in the most professional manner into placing my home into the marketplace. This transition felt totally comfortable, and I was very reassured by Darren's guidance.

He came with his cameraman, and the photos were terrific shots that enhanced many areas of concern to myself. I have seen other photos that agents have taken and wondered why they displayed such poor photos. Darren's pictures were excellent.

Within two days of the photo shoot, Darren had two potential clients on his books ready to visit my home. On the Saturday, Darren showed through two couples, and that afternoon Darren called me to tell me one couple were very interested and the other couple were not at all interested. No bullshit; straightforward responses. I liked that too!

Low and behold on the Monday, I received a phone call from Darren, saying that one of the couples were willing to put in an offer. I was ecstatic. Wednesday (now three days later) I met up with Darren and he handed me an offer in writing.

I smiled with disbelief that this could happen so quick, I answered quickly, 'YES!' And as they say, the rest is history ... Darren's, that is!

"SALE OF THE YEAR!"

Thanks

I would especially like to thank Belinda Fischer, who made me feel at ease with something that I thought would be a terrible ordeal.
Belinda made me feel very comfortable about the whole process. She is highly professional, and most importantly very personable and lovely to work with.
I really feel much comfort knowing that I chose well when choosing you guys, thank you.

I highly recommended Belinda to anyone considering selling a property.

Sincerely

- Michele
Moonee Ponds

I would highly recommend

I would highly recommend

I was extremely happy with the level of service we received from Grantham Real Estate from the word go. We experienced friendly, knowledgable and personalised service from Grantham Real Estate. I would highly recommend their services if you are looking to buy or sell.

- Virginia Tachos

Thank you

Thank you

Hi Belinda,

Grantham Real Estate made my move to Europe so much easier by taking care of the final cleaning, painting, re-carpeting and other repairs after I had left Australia. Even with all of this work, there were tenants in my house within a couple of weeks!

- Jacinta
Brunswick West

Darren will be my first and one and only person I will go to

Darren Barr was recommended to us by our next-door-neighbour, who was also selling his property with Darren. Our neighbour said: "Try this guy, as he sort of uses an alternative method of selling and it may be more of a true indication without all the lies that most other real estate agents feed you."

So we thought we would give Darren a go, but were very determined to make no decisions or commitment until we at least spoke to another two agents.

Before we met Darren I did my research:
• What are we likely to hear from an agent
• Myths about commission
• Sales pitch
• Likely valuation of my house

We met with Darren and he agreed about all the common lies you hear from other agents. He simply just told us how he operates. It doesn't suit everyone—some people like to hear glorification and creative spiels—but I certainly liked hearing what Darren told us, as it appeared to be more honest. We signed with him that evening.

Darren impressed me by his communication skills, following through with what he said, thorough explanations, and he conducted himself at all times in a skilled, knowledgeable and professional way.

I've said this a few times to Darren: "I don't trust car sales men and real estate agents." And on reflection, I still don't trust car sales men and real estate agents—however, without hesitation or even thinking twice, when I sell again or buy, Darren will be my first and one and only person I will go to.

The selling of our house was at times emotional but I thank Darren for always making me feel comfortable and informed.

With Gratitude,

- Rosanna

We sold our house in record time!

On coming into our home, Darren talked about how his approach to selling differed from other Real Estate agents.

We were immediately confident that his sales method, viewing by appointment only, was best for us. The possibility of having an agent stand by the door while strangers wandering through our home bothered us. However, Darren’s method of walking prospective buys through the property, one group at a time, made us much more comfortable. We were confident that we would have people who were really interested in purchasing a property like ours, not just 'coming in for a look'.

Darren also assured us that there were extensive numbers of people on their books looking for a property like ours, so we shouldn’t have a problem selling. He was upfront about the possible price we could achieve, and explained the process we could expect over the next few weeks.

With seven groups booked to come through on Saturday (Grand Final day!), Darren said we should be reasonably confident of more offers. We had a phone call at half-time in the game to be told that we had 4 (yes, FOUR) offers on the table. Darren and the team had negotiated to achieve higher offers than the already ‘confident’ asking price. We were so pleased.

In any dealings we have had with Darren, we have always been shown courtesy and a caring, understanding and honest attitude. We have been very lucky with the speed at which the sale of our house occurred but the process has been as smooth as we feel it could be. We are happy to recommend Darren to others considering selling their homes.

- Paul & Jacqui

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