What our people say about us

Positive energy

I am so thankful that I have purchased my first ever home for Teresa. Her positive energy had built a great relationship whilst purchasing the property. She was very helpful with anything that hesitated me. I Would like to thank Teresa for all the services and knowledge she provided in a professional yet friendly way.

Meryem

Extremely supportive

Darren and Belinda from Grantham Real Estate were extremely supportive and understanding when they assisted me in the sale of my mother's home. Selling a deceased parent's home is an emotional time and the agents were very supportive and helpful. They understood what our family was going though and their care and support really went above all my expectations. Thank you, Darren and Belinda, you went above and beyond and gave me great advice. I would totally recommend them for their professionalism and excellent customer service.

Manny

Teresa is an outstanding, supportive and knowledgeable agent!!!!

How grateful we were to be working with Teresa in the selling of our 10-year-old ex-rental property. Having not sold a house for over 35 years, Teresa gave us the confidence selling property wouldn't be stressful and would sell for a great price. Through her knowledge, insights and regular communication, Teresa guided us through the best way of choosing a sale method, the styling and presentation process of the property including photos and marketing of the property. Her plan worked and the property was presented online and sold within 3 days after 30+ on site inspections. The sale price exceeded well above our exceptions, all thanks to Teresa’s dedication, expertise and professionalism. We would highly recommend Teresa and sincerely thank her for all her guidance throughout this experience.

Keith and Karyn

Extraordinary Service from Teresa!!

Teresa Soliman was an extraordinary agent to work with throughout the entire process of purchasing my first home! She never left me in the dark by always ensuring my needs and questions were met! The process went smoothly and quickly, and I received the home in pristine condition! Couldn't recommend Teresa enough!

Diana

My experience with Teresa was great, she went over and beyond my expectations and was always 1 step ahead. Will not hesitate to use her next time.

James

"They were really honest, responsive to all our questions and understand the market and local area"

We can't recommend Darren Barr and the team at GRE enough! They were really honest, responsive to all our questions and understand the market and local area. They told us exactly what a realistic figure would be, without an auction, then exceeded it by working really hard for us! We were wrapped with their costs – no hidden fees, no we'll see on the day commisions. Their approach to selling our home was really holistic. They found a great buyer!! We're happy to recommend them to everyone.

Damien and Renae

Darren and Belinda at Grantham Real Estate have been great to work with for both the rental and sale of my property over the last 3 years. They've worked tirelessly to get me the best tenant, and now the best deal for the sale of my property. I would highly recommend Darren and Belinda to anyone looking for an experienced, professional and friendly real estate agency to work with.

Deb

“I couldn’t recommend Grantham Real Estate more highly. After having tried other rental managers in the area, the level of service and communication from Belinda, Darren and the rest of the GRE team, is second to none. Our property maintenance needs are promptly tended to, priced fairly and skilfully completed. Our property has remained constantly leased out over many years without delays in rent, thanks to the professionalism of the GRE team. Don’t trust your hard earned assets with anyone else.”

Ben

Highly recommend GRE. Teresa's communication in keeping me informed through the sale process of my property was fantastic. Her professionalism and reliability an asset to the team. Excellent local knowledge, offered great advice, a pleasure to deal with again. Thank you Teresa!

Kerrie

I cannot fault Grantham Real Estate in the management of my rental property. Darren and Belinda go above and beyond in ensuring the property is kept well maintained, with their choice of tenant. I know that I do not have to worry about my investment as they take care of it all.

Paula

I would like to thank you both for managing my property for the last few years. I was very nervous about selecting a real estate agent as I have had numerous negative experiences in the past as a tenant. I am so glad that my experience as a landlord was not like that at all. Thank you for making my life easy. I wish you both the all the best.

Jacinta

After managing the rental of my investment property professionally and efficiently, I had no hesitation is enlisting Darren to sell it when the time came. Having not sold a property before, he was very helpful in providing advice on what steps I needed to take as the seller. His marketing and pricing strategy were very effective and I was thrilled the the final result. I initially chose them to manage my rental as they were local and have been nothing but impressed in my dealings with GRE.

Christine

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

I have been renting a property from Grantham Real Estate for over 12 months, and cannot speak more highly about their level of service. Any small issues with the property or the body corporate have been dealt with swiftly and professionally, and inspections have been timely and thorough. Communication has been warm and friendly, and receipts for rent paid are received electronically and in a timely fashion. As a home owner for 20 years who finds myself renting post a relocation, I would not hesitate to recommend Grantham Real Estate to any prospective landlords. As a tenant and previous landlord myself, I would be very happy to use their services should I invest in this area.

Donna

I engaged Darren Barr and Belinda Fischer while selling a property during COVID-19. Darren and Belinda were a pleasure to deal with. They were highly knowledgeable and offered great advice during the selling process Darren and Belinda were committed to getting the best price for the property. The regular updates on how inspections went were also appreciated Grantham Real Estate were also very reasonably priced (fixed-fee) and provided some of their own touches to assist styling the home

Andrew

Just a thank you for the way that you and your team have been handling my property in Westmeadows. It is a refreshing change to have things done professionally.

Marleine

Thankyou both so much for all your support over the last few years!! We’ve really appreciated how easy you have been to deal with and how supported we’ve felt. All the very best.

Sam & Kat

Belinda and Darren are always a pleasure to deal with. They are knowledgable, easy going and act quickly on any property maintenance issues or tenant requests when they arise taking care of all the details. They have been managing my rental property since moving abroad a number of years ago and I can rest easy knowing my property is in the best hands!

Laura

The team at Grantham Real Estate are professional, efficient and helpful. I have found them easy to communicate with, so any issues with my rental property are sorted out quickly. I trust my rental property is in good hands and being managed well and would highly recommend Grantham Real Estate.

Mel

Belinda and Darren are down to earth independent agents. They are friendly, honest and hard working. This translated into getting me an above market price for both the rental and ultimately the sale of my apartment.

Anthony

A few years ago, I moved my property management across to Grantham Real Estate (GRE) after a friend recommended Belinda Fischer. As a landlord it was the right decision and I have never looked back. I have found my dealings with Belinda, Darren Barr and the GRE team to always be professional, they are experienced property managers with timely and impeccable attention to detail. Importantly they are great communicators and are always available for me to contact them directly when needed. I can highly recommend GRE as your next Property Management Team.

Ros

We've had good experiences with Grantham Real Estate as a landlord. I was impressed they referred to our tenant by name and treated them with respect during our first inspection.

Dianne

"The first step in exceeding your customer’s expectations is to know those expectations” - Roy. H. Williams To understand your customer, you must first walk a mile in his/her shoes. And that is exactly what Belinda & Darren do best. Instead of trying to market anything and everything, they took the time to understand my requirements, answered all questions and found a property that suits my needs. Belinda & Darren aren’t driven by sales margins, they are genuinely focused on the client and care about helping the client. This is truly refreshing and comforting. Now as my property managers, they take great care in managing my property. I am very happy with all the support I have been provided. Belinda & Darren, I am writing to let you know how much I appreciate the support, time you’ve spent and all the professional advice you’ve given me. Thank you!” -

Shangary Sri

I first met Belinda from Grantham a few years ago when I was selecting someone to manage my property. As a first time landlord I met with three different agents to compare. Not only was Belinda knowledgeable about my area, she was patient, honest and kind. I made the decision to go with Grantham because they had small business service but large business mindset, meaning I have someone I can trust to look after my property, know my area and provide a competitive pricing structure. I highly recommend Grantham

Kylie

Belinda Fischer is an exceptionally thorough agent. She works with an innate understanding of what people need. She is personable, friendly and puts people at ease. Belinda has been both a property manager and a sales agent for Myself. In both instances she has operated more as a good friend in the area would for me : taking in mail and bins , organising trades to do repairs. I think what appeals is that she treats people all equally with a good understanding of what’s needed. I appreciate people like her : those that can see around corners .

Matt Druce

"recommended to me by a friend"

Grantham Real Estate were recommended to me by a friend who had previously sold through them. With the current market uncertainties, they recommended a short campaign and from the interest generated was able to produce a result I was very happy with.

Anthony

"could not have been happier"

Selling the family home of 55 years was a difficult decision, although it was made much easier when Darren was engaged. I met with a number of agents; however, Darren was the only person I felt comfortable entrusting with the sale. His experience shone through as he fully explained the campaign, recommended useful strategies, addressed my every concern, and directly answered all of my questions. I could not have been happier with the every aspect of the process, especially the great result.

Frank

"Friendly professional and personal service"

Darren was always courteous and quick to respond with queries on the property. Friendly professional and personal service with a genuine smile. Belinda was tentative and welcoming with a smile, quick to respond with queries.

Harley

"they delivered results beyond what I expected "

Darren and Belinda at Grantham Real Estate did not disappoint my trust in them. Their advice on all aspects on the sale of my house was accurate and easy to understand. With their team of people to help bring the property to sale, they delivered results beyond what I expected and at a great price. Their stylist was incredible and undeniably helped sell the house at a price beyond even Darren's top estimation! Its been great working with a small company that works hard, from the word go till the end of all the processes involved, who are honest and willing to answer all those difficult questions. They have solid recommendations and most importantly great results. Thanks Darren and Belinda.

Ieaun

"communication along the way was great"

Darren & Belinda did such a great job selling our unit. It sold quickly and painlessly. Their communication along the way was great and their predictions for what the market was doing was spot on. We would definitely recommend them to others.

Rick and Lisa

"Always upfront and honest"

A real pleasure to deal with both Darren and Belinda at Grantham Real Estate and have no problem in recommending to anyone thinking of selling. Always upfront and honest in discussing with my expectations. Would most definitely use again in the future.

Undra

"made it so easy to do the transaction"

GRE's approach in general, and Darren's in particular were exemplary. His price range guide was spot on. The approach taken to market and sell the property far exceeded that of much larger agency firms in the area in every way. Once a suitable buyer was sourced, Darren's professionalism in finalising the sale made it so easy to do the transaction. As such, Darren now is the agent that is looking after all my rental properties, a decision I am happy that I had made

Zeke

My partner and I have been renting from Belinda and Darren for almost two years and in all that time we have had nothing but pleasant interactions with them. Any issues that have arisen in the apartment were always dealt with extremely quickly and without hassle, at one stage the entire bath needed to be replaced and the process was fast, efficient and professionally handled. I have had a terrific experience renting from them and I would sincerely recommend them to anyone looking for an excellent service. Thanks again Chloe

Chloe

Grantham Real Estate manage the rental property we live in, and have done so for the last 3 years. Belinda and Darren have been genuine, thoughtful and reasonable in every interaction we've had with them. From inspections, to getting repairs done, and even cards at Xmas, they are delightful from start to finish!

Zara

I have been renting through Grantham Real Estate for the past few years, and have been continually impressed by their gracious and effective service. As long a term renter, I have dealt with many agents. Several have been quite good - but Belinda and Darren are in a class of their own. Their clear communication and attentiveness just makes renting easier and more transparent. Looking back on how they've handled things like rent increases and maintenance, they do their utmost to create the best possible results for both the landlord and myself. Grantham Real Estate is pretty unique when I can say, that - as a renter - I would trust them with my own investment properties one day. + Bonus points for being lovely people. Thanks for taking care of us GRE!

Nuwan

"professional and personalised service provided"

"I wanted to thank Darren and Belinda at Gre Real Estate for all their assistance in purchasing my property in Brunswick West. From our first meeting when I inspected the property, the settlement process, and ongoing support post-settlement, Darren has been a pleasure to work with. Not only is he professional, but also very personable and approachable. I have dealt with many real estate agents in the past and Darren stands out from the pack for his thoughtfulness, going above and beyond and his availability. Throughout the whole process he has been very helpful, with nothing being too much trouble. Everything went smoothly with the purchase and ongoing care, and I am delighted with the professional and personalised service provided by Darren and the Gre Real Estate team. Thank you."

Mary

"Darren and Belinda made everything so easy for us"

We recently sold our property with Grantham Real Estate. Darren and Belinda made everything so easy for us. From the start, they took care of presentation, organising trades and cleaners for us. They recommended and organised furniture and artwork styling for the campaign which made the unit look better than new. Before we knew it, and without us lifting a finger, our home had been transformed and looked so amazing that we wanted to move back in. We decided on a 21 day sale by tender campaign. The marketing campaign was excellent. The photos were so good that we hardly recognised our own place. During the campaign, Darren and Belinda gave us updates on how the campaign was progressing after every inspection. From the updates, we knew by 2 weeks into the campaign that there was genuine interest from buyers and it was looking like we would get a good price. At the end of the campaign, Darren presented us with about eight offers. It was clear to me that the negotiation was already done, which was very different to previous experiences I've had. The highest offer we received was considerably higher than the next offer, which made me feel comfortable that we achieved a better price than we would have at auction. After the sale, Darren wrapped up the building inspection and finance quickly and efficiently. We would highly recommend Darren and Belinda at Grantham Real Estate to anyone looking to sell their house. Sincerely, Luke & Bonnie

Luke and Bonnie

"would use them again in a heartbeat"

My husband and I worked closely with Grantham Real Estate to sell our Brunswick apartment. Belinda and Darren work as an amazing team to cover all requirements of the sale process, they also have a wide range of high quality providers that they draw in to ensure your sale is successful. Belinda and Darren went above and beyond to be contactable, personable and are even assisting us to secure our next home. I would highly recommend the team and would use them again in a heartbeat.

Nicole and Grant

"No high pressure sales or sleaze"

We'd be happy to recommend GRE to anyone. No high pressure sales or sleaze, just good, honest advice. So glad we went with this small local business. They made our house look fantastic and got a great result. Thanks Darren and Belinda for selling our house! Karen and Martin

Karen and Martin

"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

"you achieved what the other agent failed at"

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

"They provided very professional, 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

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

"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.

Lauren and Stephen

"absolutely over the moon"

I just wanted to thank you Belinda and 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

"no hard sell, no smarmy attitude, just honest, open and friendly service"

Kate and I would like to thank you Belinda and Darren 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.

Andrew and Kate

"highly recommend you to anyone who is considering selling or renting their property"

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

"amazing work, effort and support"

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 and Kevin

"will be recommending you to people we know for sure"

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

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

" provided a professional service that left me 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

"they bent over backwards"

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

"The whole process was positive"

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

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!

Matt

"We appreciated being able to deal directly with the owners of the company"

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

"We found Darren and Belinda very professional, conscientious and motivated"

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

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

"Grantham Real Estate was the reason that we achieved a great result"

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

"informative and knowledgeable which made this a 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

"no hesitation in recommending Belinda and Darren of Grantham Real Estate"

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

"You could not ask for a better team"

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

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

"helpful, 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

"always kept us informed"

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

"I would recommend Grantham Real Estate to ANYONE"

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

"I can't thank Darren and Belinda enough"

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

"They listened to what we wanted and provided frank advice"

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

"Darren and Belinda were always cheerful and helpful and nothing was too much"

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

"thank you so much for the fast and efficient way you sold my house"

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

"Darren and Belinda were fantastic"

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

"warm, professional no-nonsense approach"

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

"If you're looking for 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

" I haven't stopped raving about how wonderful you have been!"

Hi Belinda Thanks for everything - I haven't stopped raving about how wonderful you have been! Kind regards, Kate

Kate

"I will not ever hesitate to recommend you to all my friends."

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

Hedi

"very friendly and helpful and we would recommend  to anyone"

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

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

"extremely happy with the level of service we received from Grantham Real Estate"

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

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

"Grantham Real Estate made my move to Europe so much easier"

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

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