Michael was recommended to us through a friend of one of the family members. After meeting with him and discussing the marketing/promotion campaign the decision was made to appoint Michael Larkings from Location as our agent for the sale of our parent’s home. During the campaign Michael’s professionalism, dedication and experience in the industry was extremely evident. Michael’s suggestions for marketing the property were outstanding was was his attention to detail. Michael’s communication and enthusiasm in the lead up to the auction was excellent. Michael kept us fully informed on all aspects of the campaign including written reports on the Open Days and feedback from prospective buyers. He conducted all matters with the utmost courtesy and integrity. Michael achieved a result well beyond all expectations. I would have no hesitation in recommending Michael and would avail myself of his services should the need arise in the future. I would like to thank Michael for his support, professionalism and the outstanding result he achieved.
I would just like to thank you for all the support and guidance you afforded Roger and I through the difficult time we had selling our waterfront home. It’s no secret that it was a very challenging period of us, with a buyer who caused us insurmountable heartache and reneged at the final hour. You were my rock when I felt I wasn’t coping, picked me up and got on with the process of relisting the house, with a great result ensuing swiftly (the highest sale price in the area to date by a considerable margin). Furthermore, the home that you subsequently found us to purchase is perfect and will make the process of leaving our beloved family home much less emotional. We are excited to be entering the next stage of our lives in our new abode and grateful we have formed a lovely friendship with you and Sam as a result. Looking forward to a long and continued association.
I just wanted to put into writing our appreciation of the efforts of Michael Larkings in arranging not only the sale of our waterfront residence at Beckton Place but in also being the only person I believe that could have been able to assist both the Coney Family and ourselves to successfully make a sale and a satisfactory purchase of the Coney’s home in Swan Street. Michael has shown a great deal of patience, understanding of the very delicate nature of this transaction plus the ability to be able to sit down with both parties and endeavour to arrange a satisfactory sale/purchase for them. It is very fair to say the Coney’s originally recommended Michael to ourselves ,as they felt out of representatives of some 5 other agencies, Michael was the only person who they fully trusted and was impressed by his honesty and his cooperative nature. To negotiate these 2 two sales required Michael to be determined, concerned, extremely patient and understanding. This was a very difficult time for all parties and I am sure at times we all felt we were never going to get this across the line. On many occasions it must be said Michael was the calming influence of the parties. Many times either one of the parties said “Call it off – too bloody hard!” To Michaels’s credit he became a friend to both parties and in the end assisted in putting together suitable arrangements for both parties that enabled the contracts to be finalised satisfactorily. I strongly believe that these contracts had a very high difficulty level and required very competent negotiating skills. The past 6 weeks have had a very high level of anxiety and stress for all parties including Michael BUT to his credit, he as you might say “hung in there” and was finally successful. So congratulations to Michael Larkings. As stated above this deal required a person who had the ability to be NOT TOO PUSHY but to be able to assist the parties, become a friend to both parties which in this industry is very rare, but still determined to have a successful conclusion. This is a real example of hard work, determination, honesty, passion, genuine commitment and an ability to listen to peoples’ concerns.
We wanted to thank you for the sensational result you achieved for us in the recent auction of our property. From the moment we met you we were impressed by the style and the way you conducted yourself. In particular the attention you paid to our specific situation and how best to achieve the outcome we needed. You guided us perfectly through the whole campaign from the selection of the auction process, to the choice of marketing material, to the artistic knowledge of the open house events, to how to manage the auction night. You managed our expectations brilliantly whilst ensuring there were a high number of viewings at the open houses with conversion of that interest into bidders and ultimately into committed buyers. The way you guided the potential buyers regarding the likely pricing was both subtle and professional with no surprises for any one by the time of the auction. We felt that we had a dedicated friend looking after us from the moment we met and it continues to feel like that after the sale at the auction.