I first met Gaby in 2008 on the Sunshine Coast. Since that time I have had the pleasure of dealing with Gaby both in business and socially. Gaby is a straight and honest person. She is bright and cheerful with a get up and go attitude. I cannot recommend Gaby enough as the right person to sell your property…..You will not be disappointed.
Selling a home when you are our age can be a daunting task. Which agent do you use? Do you need to spend money on marketing medium like newspapers nowadays or does the internet work? And what price do we trust, knowing that some agents “buy” the listing or are overly optimistic, and cause the seller’s house to be unsold as they have initially overpriced it and missed the first rush of buyers.
We chose Gaby McEwan and Rodney out of 2 other agents, mainly because she had sold more than any other agent in the immediate area and street and also because we liked her immensely and she impressed us with her positive and professional manner.
Gaby initially gave us lots of information to help us get the house ready for sale and even gave us a book which was immensely helpful. She came to visit us another 3 times before the photos were taken as we were only going on the market after Christmas. She even dropped off a Christmas gift. She was there for the photos, wrote the copy and spent a lot of time preparing the marketing, taking care to keep us in on all of the major decisions we had to make without pushing us. We were very aware that the market has changed in the last 17 years since we sold a house and we really needed her guidance. We had a marketing budget of less than $2000 which we felt was very reasonable, given the excellent quality of marketing materials and the floor-plans.
She tirelessly letterbox dropped the street and ended up getting over 35 people through the home in one weekend, and presented us with 5 written offers. Three of these offers were higher than our expectations. I would suggest you listen to her advice with pricing as her recommendations are spot on.
We had a very minor few issues with the pest and building and were prepared to re-negotiate but she said “no – not yet” and worked with the buyer and assured him that there were other interested parties and he should be grateful for such a great house in this position in Mount Gravatt East. She phoned us every day until we were unconditional and even did other open homes in case the contract did not go ahead. Her communication was excellent – five star indeed. She also works with her husband which meant we had two parties at the open home and Lachlan behind the scenes was also very pleasant.
We are delighted with our final result and our decision to use Gaby. We sold it for $28 000 above our expectation and when I was very nervous she basically held our hand along the way. We couldn’t have asked for more. She comes incredibly highly recommended and is an outstanding agent for anyone but particularly for people of our age that worry about such a big upheaval.
Suzanne and Ray Eldridge
As you know I have been looking for a new home for quite a few months without much success. It’s as if the agents do not want my business. They do not return my calls, they are not willing to schedule private showings, they don’t even follow up an open home with a phone call to see if I’m interested. If sellers knew the truth about their agents and how they treat buyers I’m sure they would think twice about hiring them. That’s why you are such a breath of fresh air. Thanks so much for taking the time to just talk to me and find out what I’m looking for, answering my calls and just being easy to deal with. I cannot recommend you enough.
(Alex Scarf – Mortgage Choice Owner, Manly/Wynnum)
We’re not usually fans of real estate agents… however, Gaby is the exception to the rule. We have bought and sold with Gaby and during our time together have come to know the genuine and amazing person she is. From the moment we listed our house for sale with Gaby, we were impressed! No one works harder for you than Gaby – that’s for certain. Her marketing and way with words is unsurpassed; her relaxed and friendly persona; her contacts in the industry and her knowledge base; and her dedicated and hard working ethic sets her apart from all the rest! We couldn’t believe the result! We had to pretty much do the impossible: we had found our dream home to buy, though we could only buy it if we sold ours… So we had a short time frame to sell in order to realise our dream. It is hard to trust people you don’t know, though from the first meeting we had with Gaby, we knew that we just had to leave everything in her hands and trust what she told us to do. Gaby helped us get our house sale ready and in 3 weeks and a lot of hard work we were on the market! In just 2 weeks and 2 days after our ad went up (nothing short of a miracle)- we had an unconditional sale AND for a great price!
But she didn’t do it alone. Her team of Lachlan and Rodney were nothing short of incredible as well! With Gaby’s help we even secured one of the best auctioneers in Australia – Jason Andrew – thanks Jason, you’re a legend!
We couldn’t be happier! Thanks so much to the My Property Group team for going above and beyond for us! You’re all fantastic!
(Kristy and Sheldon Mcleod)
“Gaby – you did an amazing job selling our house. We can’t believe how many offers you brought us and how you reassured us the whole way through. We were so excited to get $20 000 above our dream price. We are so glad we chose you over the other agents after meeting at an open home. We wouldn’t ever use another agent. Thank you!” (Vicki & Tim Parracivicini)
“After preparing our home for sale correctly, decluttering and styling, marketing it correctly, we had a great turn out with 38 groups through the first day of opens. Neighbours said there was a traffic jam in the street. The first day of opens resulted in 8 amazing offers – and one contract that was $26,000 above our “love to get” price. Gaby was amazing – following up and keeping onto the purchaser and keeping us informed. We head away from our home of 14 years with sadness but a lot of money in the bank.” (Gaylene)
“Thanks Gaby for a job well done! We would happily recommend you as a great agent to anyone wanting to sell their home for the best possible outcome.” – (Jan & Trevor)
“Gaby McEwan is an absolutely fabulous agent who sold my home within a few days of it being listed. She worked tirelessly to bring many buyers through & got me thousands ABOVE list price through her great negotiation skills. She is professional & has the personal touch & comes highly recommend.” (Cheryl)
“I had the privilege to meet Gaby McEwan when I called her about a property, which ended up not suiting me. She followed up continually and eventually after watching her auction a property, I asked her if she could sell my property. I liked her positive energy and ENTHUSIASTIC enthusiasm as well as the way she worked the crowds at the auction. Within 10 DAYS she brought us two offers and skilfully negotiated to get us $100,000 more than other agents said our lovely and unique property was worth. I would recommend you listen to what she has to say!
After that she set about finding us an investment property and worked hard to find us something. Eventually we ended up buying through the auction process through another agent. I was on an airplane during the auction and I trusted Gaby to bid on my behalf! She was incredibly knowledgeable and helped me with my purchase.
Gaby also helped us to raise $20,000 at a charity auction for our charity, The June Canavan Foundation, as our auctioneer. I count Gaby as a dedicated and true professional and yes, you should definitely use her!” (Maureen Cummings, Gold & Bronze Medal Winner, World Triathlon)
I have dealt with Gaby both as a BUYER and a SELLER – first of all in March 2014 when she sold me this house, and also as a seller. She is easy to deal with, hardworking, and has a very professional attitude. As a business owner, I recognised her qualities straight away. Together we agreed on a targeted strategy and had many offers and a great deal of interest. Gaby has given us heaps of useful advice regarding our renovation because she knows the market and how to maximise a result and a renovation for the best profit. She got us a great result with 4 offers. We highly recommend Gaby McEwan from MY PROPERTY GROUP and I would suggest that you call her if you want to achieve a result you can bank on when selling your home! (Shaun Lindsay, Owner – READY MOVERS)
“After preparing our home for sale correctly, decluttering and styling, marketing it correctly, we had a great turnout with 38 groups through the first day of opens. Neighbours said there was a traffic jam in the street. The first day of opens resulted in 8 amazing offers – and one contract that was $26 000 above our “love to get” price. Since the contract was signed Gaby was amazing – following up and keeping onto the purchaser and keeping us informed. We head away from our home of 14 years with sadness but a lot of money in the bank.” – Mr and Mrs Cathersides
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