Hamish Tostevin is no stranger to the City of Boroondara; he and his family lived in the area for many decades – beginning with his entrepreneurial grandmother, who opened a pharmacy in Balwyn North – then surrounded by fruit orchards – in 1949.
Other than two final years of secondary education at Geelong College, Hamish was educated locally at Carey Grammar. This long association with the area, coupled with an exemplary career in property, has enabled Hamish to build a solid association of friends, colleagues and clients in Boroondara, Whitehorse and Stonnington over the years. Nothing feeds knowledge better than experience.
Hamish’s sociable qualities and uncanny ability to allow his client to feel at ease, often belies his uncompromising attention to detail and dedication to providing exceptional service. Hamish displays a rare commitment, and follow-through and is renowned for leaving nothing to chance.
He has also been fortunate to have been awarded over the years for his excellence in his field:
2006/2007: Most Outstanding Salesperson
2005/2006: Most Outstanding Salesperson
2001/2002 & 2003/2004: Sales Achiever of the Year, for his previous company.
Hamish finds that his activity levels are best supported by a clear mind achieved through physical activity. Hamish’s great love of tennis and golf has never waned, and he plays whenever he gets the chance.
Hamish, his wife Kirstie and their daughters Lily, Mia & Sienna love spending time down at the coast, relaxing with family and friends, and traveling as much as possible.
We met Hamish Tostevin as potential buyers for a property in Camberwell. His professional manner and his engaging personality impressed us, at that time we knew that he was a rare find in the industry. He engendered a feeling of friendship and trust and it became clearly obvious that Hamish was simply a person who excelled at dealing with the public, whether you were buying or selling a property through him. Hamish was the primary reason for our choice of agency and his hard work and dedication, backed up by a team of professionals, made us extremely glad of our decision. He is an absolute professional and we feel very fortunate that through selling our house we have also made a new friend.
- Past Vendor – Lansell Crescent, Camberwell
Just a brief note to thank-you for all your efforts in selling the house. Your advice and patient guidance through the process was invaluable and reflected in the outcome. I sure did pick the best agent.
- Past Vendor – 353 Union Road, Balwyn North
I cannot praise him highly enough. At all times throughout this campaign he acted with the upmost professionalism and integrity, and ultimately was able to secure for me a fantastic result. I hope through my contacts that more business may come your way.
- Past Vendor – 1/1 Kennealy Street, Surrey Hills
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to you for your hard work throughout the campaign and commitment to obtaining the best result possible. We were impressed from day one by your professional and friendly approach, enthusiasm and the time invested in providing status updates. It was a pleasure to work with you on the “faultless” campaign.
- Past Vendors – 11/28 Pine Street, Hawthorn
Thank you for your hard work in regard to selling my house. It certainly was a roller—coaster at the times, but you managed it all with great patience,
integrity and understanding, for which I am very grateful.
- Past Vendor – 42 Bowen Street, Malvern East
I would like to express my gratitude to Hamish and his team for the work they did when we sold our home. Hamish at all times acted in a professional manner and his happy, friendly disposition made what is normally a stressful time a lot less stressful!
- Past Vendor – 9 Yarra Grove, Hawthorn
In the course of the campaign, I have found you to be very professional in your approach and appreciated your prompt updates after each house inspection. Once
again, thank you for making the auction process as hassle free as possible.
- Past Vendor – 49 Union Road, Surrey Hills
The Treloar Family congratulate and thank the staff of Marshall White for their professional service to us in the sale of our family home at 7 Balwyn Road. We thank Hamish Tostevin for running such a smooth campaign, and his negotiation of the final price.
- Past Vendor – 7 Balwyn Road. Canterbury
Right from the start the rapport they established assured Gill and I that they would act responsibly on our behalf and in our best interest to maximize the return on the sale of our property. Hamish and Felicity took out almost all the worry and stress during the sale period. Nevertheless their positive outlook, optimism and professionalism instilled in us strong sense of confidence in their expertise.
- Past Vendor – 2/32 Liddiard Street,Hawthorn
I appreciate the work that Hamish Tostevin put into quantifying and qualifying the buyers, identifying sales leads and in helping me to present my home in the best light through marketing, an online presence and advice on interior decoration. Hamish also performed his duties as an auctioneer with aplomb, professionalism and good knowledge of the buying market for my apartment. – Past Vendor – Unit 6, 22 Burwood Road, Hawthorn
I wish to express to you my very sincere appreciation for the work you did in selling my mother’s property at 93 Studley Park Road. I cannot commend you too highly for the manner in which the sale was conducted and contact and reporting throughout the auction period. I trust that those who matter are well aware not only of the professional and open manner in which you conduct yourself, but also your excellent business expertise.
- Past Vendor – 93 Studley Park
We have been very impressed with Hamish Tostevin managing the recent sale of our home. From his carefully researched, estimate of value to his courteous and friendly nature when dealing with us and prospective purchasers, we always felt Hamish displayed a high level of integrity and trustworthiness. We have already recommended Hamish Tostevin to friends and neighbours and would be happy to recommend him to others.
- Past Vendor – 41 Broadway, Camberwell
When selecting an agent it was imperative for me, that if I was a purchaser, “would I buy a property from this representative?” The answer was an undoubted “yes.” The ultimate decision was made with ease, in relation to the level of comfort and how relaxed Hamish made us feel. He was always presented in a professional yet extremely approachable manner, one which was accommodating I am sure to all parties interested in the property. If you are reading this, you will be considering the services of Hamish Tostevin. I doubt that I can offer you any further justification to choose Hamish above what you have already witnessed in your interactions to date. You will already know, he is a genuine person with a comforting persona and when you nominated him to manage your property sale, you will learn the ability he has to extract the full potential of your properties worth.
- Past Vendor – 2/698 Riversdale Road, Camberwell
Hamish was everything we thought a real estate agent was not. He was attentive to our needs and requests, he did everything he said he would, and we believe he was honest and used integrity at all times. We had three main requests from Marshall White: that we would be given regular updates as to our property sale, that our real estate agent would be available to talk to ‘whenever we needed to’ and that we would get a good price for our home. Hamish solely delivered all three and more. We were contacted daily by Hamish, our nervous queries were handled with compassion and understanding and our sale price well exceeded our reserve.
- Past Vendor – 176 Eglinton Street, Kew
Choosing an agent is a very hard task but during our first meeting with Hamish Tostevin regarding the sale of our property our mind was made up. He is very personable, honest and upfront. One of the things we noticed about Hamish was the fact he didn’t ‘rubbish’ any other companies and we found this a very endearing quality.
- Past Vendor – 22 York Street
We appreciated your input and suggestions regarding the execution of the sale. In particular, we were impressed by your management of the potential buyer interest process and comprehensive feedback to us as the campaign moved through its various stages.
- Past Vendor – 36 Clifton Road, Hawthorn East