Selling a property is one of the biggest financial transactions you’ll make, at OBrien Real Estate we aim to take the stress out of the equation and deliver a result over and above your expectations.
It’s crucial to pick a highly motivated, experienced professional who truly cares about you and your financial outcome. When your home is with OBrien Real Estate you can rest easy knowing that you are dealing with true professionals.
Founded in 2010, the REIV award winning OBrien Real Estate is well-known for top producing local agents and backed by the areas strongest individual team, OBrien Real Estate prides itself on offering the finest in customer service. We consistently utilise the best Real Estate trainers to improve our skills which in turn delivers great results. During the sales and rental process you will be fully involved in all decisions and kept informed of all progress throughout your campaign, you can also rest assured that our Directors are consistently involved during the process and give you a 100% commitment that they are available to discuss your campaign in detail at any stage…. now there’s a difference!
Our mission is guided by a set of values.
Our colleagues are our broader family, assist when needed and when in need.
Respect our colleagues and our clients as you would like to be respected.
Unlock your full potential, encourage and support your colleagues.
Strive for excellence; be open-minded and willing to embrace change.
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Work towards being well balanced within yourself.
It is our job at O'Brien to attract the most buyers to your home and create urgency and competition with buyers as the competition is what brings the best price. At the same time we are mindful of saving money for you and if we can do that we will.
At O'Brien Sydenham we take an approach called the list to launch initially. Its where we get the house ready for sale and take photos only. We go to our 2-3 most urgent buyers that have missed out on property and/or need to buy as soon as possible as they may have sold and have deadlines by when they need to purchase. We get these buyers to inspect and at this point we will have feedback on your home. If we have interest in and around the same level, we will then look at launching to the market and have our first open for inspection creating urgency on the buyers that have inspected previously. On the other hand we may have a standout buyer, way above the others and we can look to negotiate a sale with them without needing to launch to the market saving you money an advertising, we could also go to market for one open to make sure there is no one else and also to create urgency on the buyer that is showing strong interest.
If we do go to the market as we feel it is the best avenue to extract more from the market we will have real time buyer feedback and a gage on interest for the current market place to know whether we go down the private sale line or the auction line. We basically take the guess work out of what is right for your home. This also allows us to know how we should market your home. This is very powerful due to the fact we will know what buyers want to see, we will make it look very attractive, which will mean more buyers through your property.
1007A Colombo Street
Edgeware, Christchurch, 8014
PH: +64 3 371 9211
To Whom It May Concern:
I employed the services of Alex Dacakis of First National Real Estate in relation to a property I owned in Melbourne based at 38A Bungarim Wynd, Sydenham.
At the time my property went on the market I was based in New Zealand and was therefore not able to oversee the sale of this property in person.
I had originally engaged the services of Rodney Callahan at Brad Teal Real Estate and had such a terrible experience that I took the property off the market.
A couple of months later I decided to put the property back on the market and this time went through Alex at First National Real Estate.
I found Alex to be professional, honest, informative and easy to deal with. I felt that Alex took the time to understand my expectations, properly assess the property, provide a realistic estimate of what the property was worth and to k
Vendor: Ian & Christie
Property: 11 Rockwall Close, Sydenham
Dear potential vendor,
We recently sold our house with Alex Dacakis, and the team at First National Taylors Lakes. Christie & I had 5 local agents in for appraisals. Being the first time selling, we were looking for an agent to give us some guidance on how to best market & price our property.
After considering all the appraisals, we made the common mistake of taking the agent with the highest appraisal and the lowest commission. This was not with First National.
It was a disaster. Our property was over-priced and attracting the wrong buyers. We were on the market for 6 months with no offers in writing, only verbal offers which our agent couldn’t confirm. The agent put pressure on us to lower our price by nearly $40,000 which was well below his confident appraisal.
It was fair to say that he was totally un-professional and un-ethical. When his contract expired, we were left feeling bitter and disappointed with no resu
I recently had the pleasure of listing my property in Hillside with Alex Dacakis, director of First National Watergardens.
Alex was very honest, easy going, enthusiastic and non pushy and yet oozed efficiency and confidence. He listened and worked with me
rather than tell me what to do. He instilled confidence in me for him from the first moment I met him, so refreshing.
Alex was very clear on details and was very prompt to answer my calls and to turn up for appointments.
My property went onto the market on the Friday, Alex did his thing, and it was sold the following Wednesday – in 5 days!!
A very pleasing and to me, unheard of result. Alex kept me totally informed and he worked hard to obtain the best price above reserve as possible
and then still exceeded that, and then with a 30 day settlement. I was thrilled. The whole process was so effortlessly done, brilliant.
If you are selling your property, Alex is the man to contact without doubt. I have no