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My wife and I recently decided to sell our house at Manly West, our sole residence since building and moving into in 1979.
To say that we approached the idea of selling our home of almost 33 years with some trepidation is a monumental understatement. It presented us with not a small amount of apprehension, particularly in the current economic climate when house sales are at a comparatively low ebb.
Fortunately, after interviewing a number of local real estate agents, we decided to place the sale of our property in the hands of Shawn Kristofer.
From the beginning, Shawn impressed both of us with his relaxed, open, detailed and professional manner. He went into extensive detail as to how he would be approaching the sale of our property, the manner in which he would advertise and present it for sale, made logical suggestions as to how we would best be able to prepare the property for sale, and freely and frankly answered all our questions without hesitation.
He arranged for a professional real estate photographer to prepare a portfolio of photographs to be placed on the website RealEstate.com; prepared, in consultation with my wife and me, a comprehensive description of the property to accompany the photo portfolio, and quickly arranged for the presentation to go onto the sales website.
He also recommended a realistic asking price for our property, a price which was reflective of recent sales for comparative properties within the locality and which, finally, proved to be an accurate recommendation.
Within 24 hours of the property appearing on the website we had received a formal offer, and within 48 hours we had sold the property. The whole exercise, from the time of selecting Shawn as our agent to the settlement of the sale of our property, took just over 4 weeks. We could not have been happier either with the result or the manner in which Shawn acted on our behalf.
We have absolute pleasure in recommending that anybody contemplating the sale of their property give serious consideration to engaging Shawn as their marketing agent. For us, the whole exercise of selling our property has been a pleasant and relaxed experience; a comment which we would not have dreamed of being in a position to make at the time when we decided to sell.”
Thanks again for your efforts, Shawn; it has made the journey of selling our house a very easy trip.
Tony and Velma C – Manly West
I would like to thank you for your commitment to me as your client in treating me as a person and not a “possible commission”.
You spent much time with me in explaining the ‘ins” and “outs” of buying and selling and what it meant for me as a potential buyer and seller. I applaud your honesty and commitment to me.
I have bought and sold houses numerous times prior to our connection and can honestly say that I came to have no respect for Real Estate personnel. You have certainly changed my perception.
Carmel M. – Birkdale
I would like to say a big thank you to you for the fantastic work you did towards the selling of our property at 13 Treetop Place Manly West. I was so impressed by your constant feedback and follow up and nothing was ever too much trouble. It is also comforting that everything you said you were going to do you always did and that was such an assistance to us.
The family dog will also miss your kind words and pats!
I wish you all the best and I would recommend your services to friends or family who may be looking to sell in the future.
Entering the property market with a sale can be confronting and emotional, however I found Shawn approachable, he listened to my needs and provided guidance on how my property fitted into the current market. He stepped me through the process and what I should expect and then kept me well informed both verbally and with written follow up on how my property was progressing. Shawn was successful in obtaining a contract for me and my sale settled and finalised successfully.
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I chose real estate agents very carefully. After all, they represent my property, my home. I never select for the company name, only the individual. They are the one physically present, who you interact with on a regular basis.
Having met Shawn on a number of occasions in “buyer” mode, I recognised he was the right person for my unexpected home sale. Shawn demonstrated the honesty and integrity I was seeking as a vendor. He listened to my views, was adaptable in his approach, and very aware of the market. He did a fantastic job, and showed considerable dedication to securing a sale acceptable to all parties.
I do not hesitate to recommend Shawn Kristofer as a diligent, empathetic, and approachable agent who achieves commendable results.
Neil & Christine B
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This is a letter of referral for Shawn Kristofer who has acted as agent for the sale of our two town houses.
During the sales we found him to be very professional and forthcoming.
We found Shawn to be very ethical in his dealings with us and has the unique ability to see opportunites that other agent might miss. Shawn has a strong eye for detail.
In comparison to other agents Shawn has been open and honest and is realistic about the price that a property should be listed at.
We would definetly recommend Shawn Kristofer as he is very knowledgeable and has an excellent understanding of Real Estate and marketing.
Kind regards and thanks
Mr & Mrs Richardson
Thank you so much for all your help and professionalism in selling the house. Your good work was very much appreciated.
Kylie B & Lyall M
To whom it may concern,
I wish to thank Shawn Kristofer for his professionalism and speed in selling my home. Prior to meeting Shawn, I was listed for four months with ‘discount’ agencies with no success. Although these others may have charged less commission, I felt their service was severely lacking not to mention all the additional ‘costs’ which soon added up and made the lower commission of no real benefit.
Shawn was always in constant contact and kept me informed on all that was happening. I also received weekly feedback letters (the others wouldn’t even put anything in writing). Shawn was always very honest and open with his advice which is the main reason I sold my house as quickly as I did. I wish I had gone to Shawn for the very beginning which would have saved me so much stress.
After spending so long on the market and feeling my previous agents thought I was just another number, it was such a refreshing change when Shawn treated me with true respect and genuine concern.
I would not hesitate to recommend Shawn Kristofer to anyone looking to sell their home.
Tony and I would like to sincerely thank you for passing our listing over to Shawn Kristofer from your office.
As you know, our house has now sold and is only 3 weeks away from settlement. During this difficult period of trying to sell our investment property while living interstate, Shawn’s extensive market knowledge, sales expertise and professionalism gave us complete confidence that he was working for us and looking to get the best possible outcome for us.
Considering we have never met Shawn, and all interaction has been via telephone and email, we have always felt just as important as clients as we would have had we been still living in Brisbane and going through the same process. He went above and beyond the call for us even liaising with our rental agency and collecting / dropping off keys for us as we had no-one else to do this. Shawn even vacuumed the house for us after the tenant did a runner to ensure it was presentable for a home open!!! He always kept us completely informed and offered many suggestions to help us get the result we needed.
We would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Shawn to others and would definitely contact him again should we be looking for property in Brisbane in the future. His dedication, professionalism and service by far outrank any that we have received from other businesses during the 4 years we lived in Brisbane. Please pass on our sincere gratitude to Shawn for an outstanding job and we wish him all the best.
Kind regards Tony and Catherine I Hamilton, Victoria
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RE: Shawn Kristofer
Congratulations Shawn on your proactive, professional and ethical approach afforded to me. This testimonial is in support of character and professional approach demonstrated by Shawn Kristofer.
I have no hesitation in referring any associate, relative or friend of mine to Shawn for assistance. I trust that vendors appreciate the effort and time that Shawn applies to his profession. I would expect that Shawn’s efforts are acknowledged and respected by colleagues from within his profession as well as those external to his employer.
Please do not hesitate to contact me should you wish to discuss further.
Sincerely Marlene B JP Qualified Qld.
I’d like to thank Shawn Kristofer for the extra effort and commitment put in towards the sale of my property earlier this year. My property had previously been on the market by a few different real estates agents, which proved to be quite an unsuccessful exercise.
Once meeting with Shawn and discussing my options I knew that it would be a fast and easy sale, to which it was. Thanks again Shawn for taking the stress out of the sale and making it a success.
Regards Nicky T
We found Shawn to be honest and dedicated in selling our property. After three attempts with other agents Shawn’s professional approach worked and we finally got a successful sale. Thanks Shawn, we will definitely recommend you to any of our friends.
Brett & Darlene M
Shawn Kristofer (the man with the Smile) who has sold our house with great interest and wonderful service. Hope eveyone has great confidence in him as we did.
Kind Regards Krishna and Chandr