Thank you for considering us as your agent to sell your property. We take on the sale of each new property with energy and enthusiasm, and we focus on ensuring that your selling experience with us achieves a positive outcome.
We have a proven track record of success over the last 15 years in the region, and the all round expertise to deliver you a successful result - we encourage you to assess us on the following when making your choice of agent.
With over three decades of combined industry experience, Kim & Daniel Gilbert are two of the most experienced agents in the region. Daniel personally has over 22 years of hands on experience – more than any of our competitors.
With this depth of experience and talking to many sellers over the years, we know that a lot of property owners don’t look forward to selling. It can be daunting and stressful and comes with unknowns – how long will it take to sell? Will buyers like our home? What offers will we get? How much will it ultimately sell for? What if we aren’t getting buyer interest?
We’ll ensure your sale is a positive and stress free experience. We have a track record of success with hundreds of happy home sellers, so we know how to reduce the stresses associated with selling. We’ll be in constant communication with you and guide you through the process, and most importantly we’re only a phone call away any time to answer any questions or clarify any concerns that you have.
And don’t forget, when you deal with us, you’re dealing with either Kim or Daniel Gilbert – you don’t get delegated to the trainee, junior salesperson or personal assistant.
"We would like to thank you Kim for the work and effort you put into selling our home. We found you very professional and always so bright and cheerful. It was indeed lovely to deal through you, and we would always recommend you."
SERVICE & COMMUNICATION
Choosing Gilbert Real Estate guarantees you this – if we promise, we deliver.
When we talk to sellers about previous selling experiences the main concern expressed is lack of contact and feedback from the agent. ‘They never called’ ‘They never returned phone calls’ ‘We never got feedback from inspections and open homes’
If you choose us, we promise you this. If we say we’re going to call, we’ll call. If we have an inspection or open house, you’ll get same day feedback. If you call us and we’re unavailable, we’ll call you back as soon as we can.
We’ll give you all the feedback from buyers who inspect your property – not just the nice things they say. After all, if there’s aspects of your property that are turning buyers away, you would certainly want to know about them so you could fix them.
"Hi Daniel, we just wanted to take a few moments to say ‘thank you’ for an outstanding effort in selling our properties. Your enthusiasm and honest advice, together with regular feedback each step of the way was reassuring to us. Taking the time to talk us through every aspect of the sale reinforced our confidence in you. You are a credit to your profession – well done!!"
What’s marketing? It’s everything you do
With us, marketing is about how we present ourselves, it’s how we present our clients’ properties, it’s the time commitment we invest to ensure the quality of our advertising, and it’s how we communicate with everyone we come across in our business, whether they are buyers, sellers, investors or tenants.
"Thanks to Kim and the team for our first ever purchase experience. We have really appreciated the patience, advice, honesty and friendly service from everyone we have dealt with. On more than one occasion, the extra mile was taken to have a team member meet with us out of hours."
Right from the start, including the photography, advertising copy, internet promotion, marketing materials and flyers, you’ll find that we pay attention to detail and make sure everything’s right all along. We make sure the photos look great, and ensure that there’s no typos or grammatically poor advertising copy.
Our advertising is aimed at showcasing your property in its best light and identifying and promoting all the positive benefits your property has to offer.
We use proven layouts that are crisp and easy to read, all of our marketing is full colour gloss, and our showcase magazine has been described as world class.
Through a mix of online and print media, we ensure broad exposure and cast the net wide to grab the attention of every potential buyer currently in the market place looking for a property such as yours.
VALUE FOR MONEY
You’ll find our selling fees the most competitive and the best value for money in the region.
With entrepreneurial management, modern technology and smart & streamlined business systems, we have reduced agency running costs which are then passed on to sellers via lower selling fees.
Despite increased property prices and the opportunity to reduce business running costs, many of our competitors are still charging the same percentage commission rates they were charging a decade ago to cover bloated administrative staffing levels, inefficient systems and franchise fees.
"Daniel is very approachable and maintained constant contact to ensure that I was up to date with the latest information regarding the property. I was very impressed by Daniel’s professionalism and honest advice – he really went out of his way to sell our house and I would recommend him to anyone."
NO FRANCHISE FEES
If you list with an agent who’s part of a franchise, up to $1,000 or more of your money that you pay in commission gets siphoned off in franchise fees.
This is your money that’s contributing towards hefty CEO salaries, gala black tie award nights, and lavish travel and accommodation to attend state and national conference
None of this money actually contributes to the marketing of your property, nor will it enhance its sale price.
"After previous real estate experiences, Kim’s reliability with appointments, making phone calls and at all times keeping us informed with the progress of our property marketing and sale was refreshing and confirmed for us her regard for us as her clients."
NO LOCKED LONG TERM CONTRACTS
We don’t make you sign up for 90-120 day listing agreements (with no “out” provision) and then make you give 30 days notice if you want to terminate the agreement.
Most agents will lock you in to a 90-120 day agreement to sell your property. At Gilbert Real Estate, we ask you to engage us for a 90 day period. If, at any time during that period you are not happy with any aspect of our marketing or service to you, you are free to terminate the agreement with immediate effect, with no cost or penalty to you.
"Dear Daniel, we listed our property with you 8 days ago and now it’s sold. We’re delighted with your service, professionalism and that we felt listened to. We could not provide a higher recommendation of your services (and we’re fussy)."
We acknowledge and respect that when it comes time to negotiating a sale on your property, we are dealing with your money.
We see it as imperative to have a high level of negotiation skills, otherwise you may not achieve the full price that a buyer is willing to pay.
In many cases, the crucial moment of negotiation is not after the offer is made, it is beforehand, when buyers seek to uncover your motivation (read desperation) to sell, to find out how low they can buy your property for. We know the top questions that buyers will ask….
What’s their bottom line?
How much will they take?
Why are they selling?
Have they had any other offers?
How desperate are they to sell?
We have developed proven responses to these questions to ensure your bargaining position is not compromised. Inadequate handling of these questions by inexperienced agents will diminish your bargaining position and ultimately end up costing you thousands of dollars.
"Dear Daniel, Once again you have proven that effective marketing and strong negotiation skills are the key factors necessary to produce such a great outcome."
"Thanks for doing a great job, and if I could pass on one piece of advice to would be sellers – make Daniel Gilbert your first choice of agent."
Thank you once again for the opportunity to act as your agent and we look forward to discussing this opportunity with you. If you have any questions or wish to clarify any aspect of what we have covered, please call me on 6238 1900 or 0438 633 378 direct.)
Gilbert Real Estate was created as an innovative and modern agency underpinned by traditional values of trust, honesty and reliability.
Despite the new name and fresh new look, Gilbert Real Estate has been around for 14 years, previously operating under a franchise banner.
Our agency has a proven track record of results and success, with an average of over 1 sale per week, week in week out, for the past 12 years, and our company founder, Daniel Gilbert, is a 'career agent' with OVER 20 YEARS personal hands on experience as an agent.
Our marketing is contemporary and fresh, and we're not tied to systems and practices that were relevant over 20 years ago. We are original and creative with our marketing, such as our widely applauded showcase magazine and newsletter.
Marketing would include placement on Internet, allhomes.com.au, domain.com.au and homehound.com.au and link to allhomes on our facebook page
Signage, photography and gloss colour marketing brochures
Placement in full colour showcase magazine until sold)