Steve Burke, Glen Iris, 3146

Steve Burke


hockingstuart, Glen Iris, 3146


208 Tooronga Road, Glen Iris
Victoria 3146
Agency overview

hockingstuart Glen Iris is located in ever changing Tooronga Road, conveniently located in the middle of a large territory encompassing Boroondara and Stonnington municipalities.

The professional team at hockingstuart Glen Iris is ready to handle all of your property needs, with a reputation built on strong results both in sales and property management and with vast local knowledge.

Director Steve Burke along with Karl Fitch, Margot Dawson, Yili Ma and Tony Doh are active long term residents of Boroondara and Stonnington and love being part of the local community. Our close knot team enjoys offering a full exceptional customer service to their clients in the pursuit of achieving outstanding results. In fact, this is their commitment to you.

Innovative marketing tools complement hockingstuart's ethos of professionalism and hard work. The website is one of the most visited of all Victorian estate agents; red magazine is the most widely distributed property list; early alert, the online property search tool, has over 50,000 members; and the entire network of offices collaborates to help find the best buyers - we know where they are.

Giving back to the local community is a strong reward for Steve & Jacqui Burke through their sponsorship for Schools, sporting clubs and other local groups. Suburbs serviced: Glen Iris, Malvern East, Ashburton and Ashwood.

Marketing Plan

There are several ways to sell property: sale by tender, expressions of interest, sale by set date, sale by public auction and sale by private treaty (private sale).

The method of sale for your property is ultimately your choice. When weighing-up the pros and cons there are a couple of key factors to consider:

› What is the most common (popular) method of sale in your area?
› Which method is likely to provide the highest price?
› Which method is your agent recommending and why?

hockingstuart is familiar with all methods of sale. However, in Victoria residential real estate auction and private sale have proved to be the most successful.

Sale by auction is the most common method in Melbourne. In fact property auctions are part of Melbourne’s unique character. The process typically takes about four weeks. The ?rst three weeks are utilised to build a groundswell of interest through the marketing campaign, culminating in the auction at the end of the fourth week.
By the time of the auction we will have shown all interested buyers through your property at scheduled open-house inspections, spoken with each and established their level of interest, and prepared the way for a highly competitive auction. You may be offered a price to sell before the auction, in which case we will discuss with you the merits of the offers as they arise.

The real benefit of an auction is its capacity to focus buyers’ energy on a single point in time, when they are single-minded in their ambition to buy. The public forum of an auction also tends to pit bid against bid, encouraged by emotion and competitive spirit, leading to higher prices.

Private Sale
Sale by Private Treaty (private sale) applies the same systems involved in the auction process without the focal point of the auction itself. We still run a marketing campaign to make as many buyers as possible aware of your property, and we still carry out scheduled inspections to show buyers through your property.

However unlike an auction, the price is set: buyers know exactly how much they will have to pay for the property. This requires that you settle on just the right price. Too low, and you will potentially miss out on thousands of dollars: too high and you will deter buyers.


From the time my wife Tracey & I engaged Nicholas & his team at Hocking Stuart Glen Iris, they have been nothing but helpful, attentive to detail & caring but best of all everything they said they would do, they did & to the very best levels. Sure we got a great price for our property, but that was just part of the process. Once last thing, the actual auction was as good as I have ever attended. We can only say good things about Nicholas Goold, Steve Burke & the team at Hockingstuart Glen Iris .

—Craig & Tracey Richardson / Darling Rd, Glen Iris

Everything about Nicholas Goold was solidly professional. He was perceptive and receptive, of consistent demeanour, quick, informed, neither of too few or too many words and all appropriate. He was energetic and committed and available, grounded and matter of fact through out our transaction. He was efficient and effective at the auction and prepared for the engagement with the two bidders he had confirmed in the week before auction.

—Tevor & Michelle Fuller / Barina Rd, Glen Iris

Nick was always very pleasant to deal with and honest with the feedback regarding our apartment we were selling. We have two children under three, so it was often difficult to have a conversation on the phone with Nick without interruptions! He was always understanding and also made the effort of meeting me at a cafe close to my home to discuss the auction process. We were very lucky to sell the day prior to our auction. Again, Nick came to our home at 5.15pm on a Friday night to allow me to sign the relevant papers. I highly recommend Nick as an agent who will do his utmost to ensure you get the best result!

—Nikki Pletcher / High St, Glen Iris
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