One great team, four high profile locations
Means more buyers, more competition, and a better price for your home.
The Methven team is truly networked – ALL Methven salespeople in ALL four of our high profile offices can sell your home. We work as a team with a great spirit of cooperation, upholding traditional values and ethics, placing our clients’ interests ahead of our own.
We constantly monitor local and national sales and trends, utilise the latest technology, training techniques, business practices and industry advances to ensure our clients receive the best service and results. Ask us how we generate more competition to get a better price for your property.
One highly experienced team working for you
Established over forty-three years ago, we have unparalleled experience and local knowledge.
With a highly successful and respected profile in our local community, a massive 68% of our business is from clients we have dealt with before or who have been recommended to us by our clients.
No sale, no charge – no risk to you
Why should you risk your money on marketing your property if you don’t get the sale you want?
Many agents charge you fees according to the marketing/advertising options you select or offer packages with set budgets. Some charge fees whether they make the sale or not.
We believe in ensuring you know what to expect:
- No sale, no charge – even if you change your mind mid campaign and decide not to sell!
- All-in-one fee – inclusive of professional photography, onsite signboard, coverage in Methven display windows, local newspaper advertising (Leader and Journal) and our extensive online marketing. You have the freedom to choose the options that best suit your property.
Our advanced internet strategy
As over 50% of our inquiry now comes from the internet, we have invested a lot of resources to develop an incredibly comprehensive internet strategy.
We present all properties on all these major sites and more.
www.realestate.com.au is the “must be on” site , we have exclusive “Guaranteed top spot” at the head of each of our major suburbs to enable us to feature our clients’ properties. All properties are “feature properties” which means they are all enclosed in high profile borders and located in priority in the earlier part of the suburb list.
A positive visual impression
These days many people lead very busy lifestyles, which means most homebuyers’ first inspection occurs online, in office windows and newspapers.
Purchasers want to see a number of high quality colour images before they invest their time in an onsite inspection of the property. That’s why first class quality photography is essential to get your home noticed.
Our images are not taken by a salesperson or an outside company whose photographer is on a tight schedule. Our in-house professional photographer ensures we get the best portfolio of photos – accurately reflecting the true atmosphere and the very best aspects of your home!
We even provide our Picture Perfect document with tips on how to present your home for these important photos.
Our open homes are different!
We ensure your security and protection by viewing and recording details of photo ID for all visitors. We also look after your home by requesting visitors to remove their shoes or we provide them with over covers if they prefer.
To enhance that first impression we have a welcome banner and doormat, lollies for the kids and even the best music to set the mood.
We also assist you to create that all important magical first impression by providing you with complete “how to” advice, on preparing your home, including our:
- Let Your Home Shine book and Shine Checklist
- Open and Welcome information document
Tapping into the rental market
Our large portfolio of rental properties can help you sell your home.
This large portfolio of over 1300 properties under management is an excellent source of home buyers as many of our tenants are saving to purchase their own property or renting with us while they look for their perfect home.
In most instances we are their “first port of call” when they go house hunting.
We can frequently assist with locating suitable temporary accommodation, should you require it.
High impact local advertising with the Leader
These popular local newspapers are delivered free into lounge rooms weekly and cover the areas from Maroondah to The Yarra Valley.
Each with a readership of over 100,000 weekly these colour newspapers reach even the “passive” buyers who are not actively looking but would purchase if the right property comes on the market.
The “Domain Journal” is in popular lift out magazine format which buyers find easy to grab and go when they are out house hunting or visiting open homes.
We seek editorial coverage for suitable properties to increase exposure at no extra cost.
Methven Real Estate is a member of the Real Estate Institute of Victoria, giving you added peace of mind.
Real Estate Institute of Victoria members undertake continuing professional development study to maintain their accreditation and update their knowledge and skills which means they are at the forefront of Real Estate “best practise”.
They also abide by a strict code of ethics, providing extra protection for their clients and customers.
350 office network, Australasia wide
We are Members of the Real Estate Professionals Group with 350 members throughout Australia, New Zealand and key Asian cities.
This extensive coverage provides contacts for you when you move interstate or to the country and a great source of buyer referrals moving to our region from out of area, interstate and overseas.
Information to help maximise your sale
For a successful, stress-free property transaction the key is to have the right information at the right time!
Everyone has a “real estate” story to tell – some good, some bad – we’ve listened carefully to them all and created a comprehensive range of helpful guides and booklets to help you successfully navigate any real estate process. From step-by-step guides, checklists, answers to frequently asked questions, to great suggestions for achieving the result you want – make sure you have all the information you need to make the right decisions for your situation.
And don’t forget, if you’d like to know more give your local Methven office a call. Our Customer Service Managers are employed solely to provide obligation-free information – NO pressure, NO hassles!