Jim Dimitropoulos has earned an impressive reputation throughout Melbourne’s inner north as an accomplished negotiator with an outstanding track record for consistently achieving optimum results for vendors. As an Accredited Auctioneer, he delights in extracting every last bid at auction to ensure he maximises his vendor’s price.
“My primary responsibility is to obtain the best possible price for every seller. However, at the same time I find it exceptionally rewarding to be able to help buyers achieve their goal of owning the home of their dreams.”
As a highly experienced property professional with an intimate knowledge of the Preston area, Jim has been able to utilise his exceptional skills and extensive knowledge of the Melbourne property market to provide his clients with outstanding results year in and year out. Of course, having been raised locally, Jim is proud to be an advocate for the cultural diversity and abundance of local facilities and services that make the Preston area such a popular place to live.
Jim’s friendly style and light-hearted approach to facilitating negotiations earn the trust of both buyers and sellers. “There’s no doubt selling property is a serious business and it’s my role to facilitate the process, whether by auction or private sale. But you should never undervalue the human aspects of real estate…this can also be an emotional business.”
As a team player who is proud of his ability to get on with people, Jim enjoys working with Barry Plant. “We genuinely work as a team, so that means my vendors have the whole company working on their behalf. When you add in extra elements like training and the specialist expertise that you don’t often associate with real estate, it’s no surprise that we have been judged the No.1 Sales Agents in Australia.”
An Auction is a public sale carried out at an advertised time and place where people interested in purchasing the property bid against each other.
Unlike private sales, Auctions have a high degree of emotion as interested parties compete with each other to obtain the property they have set their hearts on owning. The emotive nature of Auctions can often lead to bidders exceeding their pre-determined price limit to secure the property.
A property that is advertised for Auction can sometimes be sold before the Auction date if agreed upon by the vendor and your agent, if an acceptable offer has been put forward by a motivated buyer. A sale by Auction is accompanied by a (usually) four week marketing campaign aimed at attracting the maximum number of buyers to compete at the Auction.
When buying at Auction, the sale is in the form of an unconditional contract with no cooling off period, as opposed to a Private Sale, Sale by SET DATE or Sale by Negotiation. There must also be a 10% deposit of the purchase price paid on the day. The purchasing terms of the sale are advertised with the property leading up to Auction day.