James Karantonis, Ashburton, 3147

James Karantonis


Buxton Ashburton, Ashburton, 3147

Buxton Ashburton

248 High Street, Ashburton
Victoria 3147
Agency overview

The first Buxton office was established by the company's founder John Robert Buxton in South Melbourne in 1861.

Since then, Buxton has expanded to become one of Melbourne's premier real estate groups, with a network of offices across many key inner-suburban and bayside locations, including the Mornington Peninsula and Greater Geelong. We have established a proud reputation for our reliability, integrity and our ability to achieve the highest prices for our sellers and landlords.

Buxton attracts and retains the best people in the business – talented negotiators, who do business with heart and purpose. We support them with a business environment and proven systems that give them a decisive edge over others. Buxton’s systematic sales, marketing and business training instils our people with high levels of expertise, so vital in marketing, auctioneering and sales negotiation.

Our advanced technology equips us with the most extensive and up-to-date database of buyers, while our b >alert system keeps property hunters up to date (via SMS or e-mail) with sales and rental properties, results, market updates and much more. Our sophisticated website includes an array of useful tools and information to support and guide our clients through their important property transactions.

When you appoint Buxton to sell or lease your property, it will be pitched to stand out from the crowd through eye-catching, high-impact marketing. We use cutting-edge buyer-matching technology, professional copywriting, multi-faceted internet promotion, video, prestige brochures, our weekly magazine, floor plans and premium photography to showcase properties in the best possible manner.

We are constantly seeking out new and innovative ways to ensure that dealing with Buxton is a pleasurable and rewarding experience, and have led the way in Melbourne real estate with some important innovations. For example, we were the first – and are still the only – estate agency group to provide an independent valuation report to sellers, to ensure they enjoy total price peace of mind.

As one of the leading agencies in Melbourne, we sell and lease thousands of properties every year, working to realise the full potential for our clients in every transaction. Our demonstrable record of success over many years means you can be confident with Buxton.

Client satisfaction
We are proud to have established and maintained literally thousands of enduring client relationships based on integrity, trust, care and respect. In a recent independently compiled survey of Buxton sellers, 99% of respondents said they were delighted with our service (we’re working hard to delight the other 1%!).

To find out more, please spend time exploring www.buxton.com.au, or contact us

It would be difficult to find an individual with more passion for real estate than James Karantonis.

Starting his career in real estate at a prominent Malvern office, James held an exceptional auction clearance rate of 87%, with this figure reflecting the highest rate for Malvern, in 2011.

His extensive network and professional manner makes James an essential member of the Buxton Group. Furthermore, his empathetic communication skills, settles the nerves of both vendors and buyers.

Let the client’s speak for themselves:

“James, we’re confident we achieved above market value as you built honest relationships with many buyers who were trying to secure the property. Your great negotiation skills, including a few late nights and home visits, were used towards the end as a few buyers battled it out to make the purchase. The fact that you took your time to do business face-to-face with buyers, and us, was commendable. Your thorough understanding, experience and research of going prices in our area were also a great help. We really appreciated your regular calls, emails and updates every step of the way. You also provided this service to help us buy our new home, which was fantastic. We had the best information available to make our own purchase decision.”

To enhance the value of your next sale – call James today!

Marketing Plan

I have attached a brochure explaining a bit about Buxton, if you would like to make a time to meet with me just email me your contact details and we can arrange a time that suits you best. I look forward to hearing from you soon and I thank you once again for the opportunity to propose our services.

Effective marketing is essential to a successful property sales campaign.

We research and refine the direction of our advertising to ensure we reach the widest and most relevant audience for your property.

At Buxton, we use advanced buyer profiling and property matching strategies to identify and locate the ‘best’ buyers – those who will pay the most for your property.

We then develop a targeted and fully integrated advertising campaign to reach them with outstanding impact and frequency.

As your property will be competing against others on the market, it’s vital to achieve high visibility and cut-through, targeted reach and maximum frequency.

We achieve advertising impact via powerful imagery and copywriting, and combine it with a tailored campaign that employs the optimum media for your property.

It includes a full online strategy focusing on the most popular real estate websites and individual websites, along with key real estate print media such as The Age, The Weekly Review, Leader and our own b > property magazine.

We will further boost the exposure of your property via our automated b >alert buying matching system, comprehensive property brochures, prominent multi-office window displays, letterbox marketing and more.

Our marketing strategy includes an array of high-impact marketing collateral that is tailored specifically for your property – to build a powerful, integrated campaign.

It all adds up to more of the right buyers and the best possible result.


Dear James, It is with great pleasure that I would like to thank you for your excellent service in selling my property. You have read my fears and anxiety early and made me feel comfortable that you will professionally handle the whole process to the desired result. Your enthusiasm for my property made me feel confident in the proposed sales approach and your patience and calmness in communicating the process made me confident to go ahead with your recommendations. You have provided feedback, analysis and slowly prepared me for the likely result after each open. During the auction time I ended up being very relaxed as I had no suprises. You are very easy to converse with and your knowledge of the market has shown through every discussion we had. I am happy with the sale and believe that I obtained the best price possible in the current market, thanks to your negotiation skills. Thank you – It was a pleasure to see you represent my interests throughout the whole campaign

—Emilia Bolek / Ashburton

Approximately 3 months ago I approached you to discuss the sale of the above property. I realized immediately that you were the one that would be selling our property as you spoke from the heart and rather than telling me what you felt I wanted to hear…. like every other agent, you focused on what you would actually do to maximize the selling price. In short the marketing campaign was flawless, you kept us fully informed, you coordinated every opening to the last detail and you opened the house whenever a potential buyer requested it - outside normal openings. James on the day of the auction you were a Superstar you worked the crowd and we always felt that we were in safe hands. We knew we had selected the right Agent when our neighbor (who is also a Developer) asked us for your contact details. When I asked why, he stated that he was thinking of selling his investment property and wanted to speak to you as he had never seen any agent work each potential buyer as much as you.

—John & Tina Hatzis / Mount Waverley

We were very impressed with the professionalism and attention provided by James is selling our house. While a tough market, James worked very hard to promote the house for sale were very diligent in tracking and assessing potential buyers throughout the campaign. This, we believe, was a major factor in drawing the bidders in on auction day and extracting the best possible price under the hammer. The whole exercise was a testament to the vast knowledge and experience James bring in selling houses in the area. We were impressed with James’ thorough research and appraisal of potential buyers in selling our house. His summary of potential bidders compiled over the campaign period played out very true on auction day showing a great understanding of the market and an astute assessment of the participants. We would also like to thank John the auctioneer and Celeste for their help on auction day. Jeremy Capes-Baldwin & Chris Capes-Baldwin

—Jeremy Capes-Baldwin & Chris Capes-Baldwin / Glen Iris
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