An agent of impeccable standards.

Chris and Anne Mangan , 18 Oct 2018


We first met Geoff Carlaw in October 2017.
He knocked on the front door of our Stuart Road, Prospect home and introduced himself as a real estate agent “new to the area” working for a relatively small local real estate company.
Geoff was also the agent for a property that was on the market around the corner and he was letterbox dropping the nearby streets spreading the word.
He wasn’t the hard sell sort of agent but just wanted to let it be known that if we ever needed a house valuation or was perhaps interested in selling that I might like to give him a call.
Coincidentally my wife Anne and I recently viewed a property that had just come on the market that was exactly what we were looking for.
Without committing to his agency he offered to spread the word at the forthcoming auction that our house may shortly be on the market and unsuccessful bidders may like to view our home.
After 35 years the time had come to downsize. We finally decided to sell and received a few valuations from different agents, roughly about the same. However, Geoff saw the positive in our home-not “it’s not a villa,” “it’s across from a school,” etc. He saw a family home, swimming pool, close to amenities.
We chose Geoff because he was pro-active and we felt that we could trust him to look after our best interests as well as his own company. He was very keen for us to achieve the best fair and achievable price.
As we had purchased our new home we suddenly became committed to sell. Sale and settlement was time critical. We had 4 openings over a reasonably short time frame and Geoff was always on time as well as phoning after every opening to update us on progress.
Through his diligence and assured, respectful manner with both us, and the eventual buyer, we were able to achieve our desired price.
A nervous month of back and forward negotiations was made infinitely better because of Geoff’s counsel. And because we had bought before we sold, Geoff had to counsel on a couple of occasions!
We can highly recommend Geoff as an agent of impeccable standards who will go out of his way to achieve the best outcome for the seller.