Patterson Real Estate is an independent agency offering a personalised service not available from the big franchise offices.
The business has been established for over 20 years and has a reputation for honesty and ethics not usually associated with a real estate agency. It maintains a well entrenched culture of caring for its clients and enjoys the benefits of repeat trade and many referrals from a large number of satisfied buyers and sellers.
Our marketing is all included in our fee with no hidden extras. We are able to do things other agents can't...for a quick example follow this link.
We currently have Sales Agents who cover not only Port Macquarie but are located at Lake Cathie/ Bonny Hills and Wauchope.)
Port Macquarie has always enjoyed the somewhat dubious reputation of having an oversupply of Real Estate Agencies. (Just stroll down our main street!).
Most major franchise groups are represented in the town and there are also a few independents (like ourselves).
With so many agencies to choose from it is difficult for the consumer to distinguish one from the other.
Points of Difference
To distinguish ourselves from the other real estate agencies we offer the following major “points of difference”.
1. We are still Port’s only real estate agency available 7 days.
2. We offer a 24 hour phone service so we never miss a buyer enquiry.
3. We don’t charge our sellers up-front advertising costs.
4. We offer a no risk method sale with a written guarantee of service to all of our sellers.
5. We offer free local marketing and free listing on Australia’s two largest real estate "Portal" websites www.realestate.com.au and www.domain.com.au plus listing on at least nine other industry web sites.....all at no charge to you.
6. We are willing to provide free of charge the best available information which benefits and informs consumers in how to deal with all aspects of real estate.
7. We are the only local agent to offer to showcase your property in a personalised 12 page glossy buyers booklet all included in our fee.
8.Additionally, our monthly Patterson Magazine will feature your property.
One Thousand copies of this magazine are distributed each month to cafes, coffee shops, tourist attractions etc giving our listings exposure to locals and tourists alike
The commission is the only fee payable and is generally deducted from the deposit on settlement of the sale.
When you list with Patterson Real Estate
No Upfront Fees Or Charges To Sell
There are no upfront fees or contributions required towards the overall promotion, advertising and marketing costs associated with the sale of all properties listed with our Agency.
A single commission fee is paid if you are happy with the eventual sale price you receive.
What’s Best For You?
Most agents will generally ask you for an advertising contribution “up front”
ie. before they market your home they will want hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars to pay for specific ads in the paper, your sign, brochures, photography etc. etc. Most auctions work this way.
This is known as VPA or Vendor Paid Advertising. In most instances the seller takes all the risk by providing the agent with a cheque in advance. If the property doesn’t sell the owner loses money.
With risk free selling, we take all the risk and pay for all advertising and promotion. There is no risk to the seller.
What Do We Do Upfront At No Cost To You?
Many things – For example:
Firstly we extensively search our enquiry log which contains many existing buyers. Often buyers are waiting in the wings ready and willing to buy.
Top quality Photography & Window Displays – We feature your property in a three photo display in our prominent CBD location window display.
We will provide a floor plan as well as the professional photo shoot.
Brochures – around 200 are letterbox dropped in your neighbourhood. Others are always on hand at our office for distribution to all enquiries in your price range.
Heart Buyer Search. Sales people will search your neighbourhood to search for a possible heart buyer (impluse buyer) and leave flyers if no-one is home.
Signs – Our bright and eye catching signs are expertly erected and professionally maintained – usually in the eye-catching “V” formation.
A photo sign could be an option for some properties.
The internet - Your property is listed on our company website www.pattesonrealestate.com.au and details emailed to all prospective buyers on our database. We also own the domain name www.realestateinportmacquarie.com.au which links to our website.
Your property also goes onto Australia’s largest and most popular real estate portal website www.realestate.com.au . Additionally your property is listed on the Fairfax website and NSW’s largest portal site www.domain.com.au.
There are an additional nine industry based real estate sites where your property will also be listed such as www.homehound.com.au and www.homely.com.au
Newspaper & Magazine Advertising
Colour ads in the Port News “Property Guide” (Now known as “Domain”)
Ads in the Express newspaper.
Colour ads in our own Property Guide Magazine which is available through many of Port's Cafes and Tourist establishments.
Follow the link to an example.
A Buyers Booklet could prove beneficial to particular properties.
Follow the link to an example.
Other selected Real Estate booklets & Magazines where suitable
Editorials at the editors discretion in the
Port News “Property Guide”.)
Patterson’s open and honest communication made negotiations between Vendor and Purchaser an easy process. A great result for both parties in a very short period. Highly recommended. Well done The Patterson Team.
Tim & Karen Ledger / 11 Moonah Pde PORT MACQUARIE
Selling one's own home can be one of the most stressful events in a person's life. We had done it once before so we have something we can compare it with. The recent sale of our home by Rex was, in contrast to the previous occasion, remarkably graceful, free of stress and easy. Rex sold our home within a few weeks, at a price he had indicated was achievable and without any major disruption to our lives. We can without reservation recommend Rex Patterson as a person of integrity and as someone who delivers on what he says can be achieved. He treats both sellers and purchasers with respect and that is probably the key to his success as an agent.
Andrew Reiner / 22 Dent Cr PORT MACQUARIE
We sold our first home through Rex Patterson of Patterson Real Estate a few years ago and were very happy with the way the sale was managed and the result. This is why we decided to go with Rex again when it came time to sell our current property. Once again we received the same good service from the whole Patterson team and pleasing result from Rex. Denis & Mary Nolan
Dennis And Mary Nolan / 22 Monarch Cct PORT MACQUARIE