Antony Woodley’s love for his job has carried the award winning auctioneer through the highs and lows of the real estate industry. Antony joined Collins Simms (now part of the Marshall White Group) and he knew from his first day there that he had found his vocation in life - a passion for listing and selling real estate. Now he is recognised throughout the industry as an established, successful real estate professional, with a level of experience not many can claim.
Antony is married to Shelley and together they have 4 children. He has lived in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs all his life and has witnessed the exciting generational changes which have occurred in the 30 years he has worked in the area.
He continues to thrive as an auctioneer, his technique and passion for the art has drawn crowds just to watch him. Most importantly, he creates results for his clients and this is what gives him the most satisfaction. It would be hard for Antony to stay on top if it were any other way.
Selling our house with you was an absolute pleasure, and whilst I never thought I would find a house sale enjoyable. The professional advice you gave us, your regular contact and your open and friendly style ensured that what we expected to be stressful ended up being very easy. To top it all off, we achieved an excellent result on auction day! Thank you both so very much. I’ve bought and sold through you before, and would not hesitate to recommend you both to anyone looking for a professional, friendly and effective team to help them sell their home”.
Tricia Unwin - Victoria Road, Hawthorn
Thank you once again for the fantastic result you achieved for Mum on her property at 166 Ashburn Grove, Ashburton, she could not be happier with the outcome. We were most impressed with the “campaign” you ran for us and with your advice as to what was the best way to sell Mum’s property. The way you kept us informed on how the interest in Mum’s property was progressing was most appreciated and you are to be congratulated on your professionalism and your obvious determination to do “the right thing” by all interested parties; you really took all the stress and worry out of selling Mum’s property. We have been delighted with our association with you and would have no hesitation in recommending Marshall White to anyone in need of real estate services.
Bev & Allan Schurmann - Ahburton Grove, Ahburton
It is with absolute pleasure that I write you a personal note of thanks for your efforts in the sale of our home. From the start your customer service was exemplary, from the diarised printouts and evening appointments to the beautiful flowers. All your detailed work done ‘behind the scenes’ meant that the campaign went seamlessly and beautifully to plan, at least it appeared so from our side anyway! (Somehow even the weather was influenced!) The campaign was run so professionally and efficiently the disruption was kept to a minimum, which was so important when we had our son in the middle of his VCE year. Your feedback, constant communication and your faith in gaining the best possible outcome was always positive and reassuring and I have absolutely no doubt the phenomenal result was due to your persistence, optimism and genuine care. I would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone who wants excellent sales service and total professionalism. Thank you also to Doug for auctioning with such confidence and aplomb! A truly impressive team.
Diana Ford - Green Street, Camberwell
Dear Antony and Kathy It has been an absolute pleasure to work with you both on the recent campaign to sell 25 Rotherwood Road, Ivanhoe East Antony – we knew first hand as previous purchasers that you were a formidable and highly strategic player within the real estate industry. What we didn’t know was just how great it would be to deal with you as vendors. Your professionalism, directness, warmth and clarity of communication left us in no doubt at any time that we were in the best possible hands. A competitive auction, on a shaky market is testament to your ability as an agent. Kathy – meeting you, in partnership with Antony, was the ‘surprise and delight’ part! Your warmth combined with your maturity and depth of experience had us smiling. You took control our interstate situation, managed our property beautifully and never did we doubt that our home would not be presented at its best. We simply cannot imagine another agency providing the level of care and service that you did. I almost wish the campaign was longer so that we could continue catching up. Antony and Kathy – working with you has exceeded expectations at every level and we would be only to happy to share our experience at any time. Sincerely, thank you both and with warm regards,
Geoff Higgins & Kathryn Lee - Rotherwood Road, Ivanhoe
We would like to compliment you on the excellent service that you have rendered us last week. Your professionalism and ability to get the deal close in such a short time was just simply remarkable. You were prompt and thorough in getting the papers done and appreciated your organizing of the conveyancing and the rental agency for us. We are delighted with the manner in which you handle the whole process and your efforts made our part easier. We are also extremely pleased with the unit and obviously has taken a great big load off our shoulder on this matter. And lastly, please pass along our very special thanks to Antony for his involvement in the deal and sure enough both of you make a great TEAM. Thanks again for everything.
Keng Keng (Purchasers) - Parkhill Road, Kew
Hi Ant and Kathy, I wanted to thank you both again for the sterling job in selling 1190 Burke Rd. I particularly appreciate the time you spent with mum and I prior to auction day to explain proceedings and what your strategy would be, given the various scenarios we could have been in for. I must admit, given the current climate, I didn't think we would sell for what we had hoped for even after lowering our expectations. However not only was the auction itself really compelling and great theatre, but identifying and including the bidder that jumped in late to help boost the final price, was a fantastic stroke. The whole family is really thrilled with the result and glad that we sold on the day.. Thank you again - and pass my thanks to Rebecca too, who was very attentive during the campaign preparation.
Vikki & the Kane family - Burke Road, Balwyn North
Dear Kathy and Antony, On behalf of all of us I’d like to say a huge THANK YOU to you both for a fabulous result on Saturday. The entire campaign from first contact has been first-rate. You have kept us informed and have acted in our best interest by offering advice rather than dogma. We weer always “on the same page”, so that everything ran smoothly-from start to finish. We would gladly recommend Marshall White and both of you individually as “a pleasure to do business with!” Many thanks.
Jen Matthews - Guildford Road, Surrey Hills
Antony Woodley and Kathy Malcolm went out of their way to reduce the stress involved in selling our family home. They managed to tread the fine line of minimizing the intrusive process of open for inspections whilst allowing as many buyer advocates and potential buyers as possible to have access to the house. Similarly I was kept well informed and up to date in an unobtrusive and efficient manner. Their steady reassurance, professionalism and ongoing good humour were of great benefit to me over the process of open inspections and auction day. I would recommend both Antony and Kathy without hesitation.
Lindy Kerin - Broadway, Camberwell
Dear Kathy and Antony, We are pleased to recommend the team of Antony Woodley and Kathy Malcolm to prospective sellers or buyers following our surprisingly positive experience. We embarked on the sale of our home knowing it was difficult and volatile market but had made the decision to move to a larger home rather than extend. Clearance rates were down, media was negative but we figured that we were buying and selling in the same market so took the chance. We had been interested in a property being auctioned by Marshall White and, although missing out on the property, liked the way Antony and Kathy operated so engaged the to list our home. With two small children who aren’t renowned for tidiness, we were dreading the campaign phase but it turned out to be easier than we had expected. There were a few private and building inspections but we always had plenty of notice to make sure everything was in order. Kathy was there for both the day and evening photo shoots (something which is rare among other agents) and both Antony and Kathy maintained good communication so we had timely feedback from opens and buyer updates. A number of things were tailored to suit us including our request to see prospective buyer information presented in a particular way and our meetings were held at times that suited us (including weekends, evenings, early mornings and Antony even came to our home on Father’s Day to finalise some arrangements). The work ethic of both Antony and Kathy as well as dedication to their work is outstanding. Overall, a result we were comfortable with was achieved on auction day and Antony did a great job of working the crowd, conducting the auction and concluding the final negotiations. Of course we would have liked a higher price but in the environment of the day, we weer happy and relieved to be finished with the process. Now onto the joy of moving!!
Leah Waymark - Churchill Street, Mont Albert
We originally purchased our property ten years ago through Marshall White and then subsequently sold through Marshall White seven years later with a great result. By chance we purchased our new property at 16 Green Street through Kathy Malcolm of Marshall White and she has maintained contact with us since that time to ensure we made a comfortable transition into the neighbourhood. When we decided to make the move from Camberwell in a challenging and difficult real estate market, we chose Kathy Malcolm to represent our property along with Antony Woodley. We did canvass our property with the other main agents in the area and while relationship was a keen part in our decision to use Kathy and Antony, their commercial process and brand/market leader in properties at the higher end were also better than the other options presented to us. We are happy to say that Kathy and Antony managed to present our property to a wide field of interested parties in challenging market and we were able to gain a successful result. I would have no hesitation to recommend both Kathy & Antony to any prospective seller wishing to receive outstanding service and also their ability to get the best result for their home.
Mark & Sarah Pizzi - Green Street, Camberwell
Thank you very much indeed for your hard work, and that of Antony Woodley, in helping us sell our house. We expect a tumbling market is the most challenging situation faced by estate agents. Your advice in designing the initial campaign, the response to our disappointing auction result, and especially in negotiating with the many possible purchasers attracted by the revised campaign, was very much appreciated. Two features stood out; your advice that one first has to ‘catch’ a falling market by aggressive pricing and only when buyers emerge consider a minimum acceptable sale price, and your reluctance to recommend accepting offers that were well below the value of the property, even when this would have been the easiest option and the one associated with the least risk to you. We are sure we ultimately achieved a result that was between thank could have been expected in the current market. Your tireless work in showing the property, especially once we had moved interstate, and your skill in negotiating with the potential purchasers were no doubt the reason for this. We are very happy we chose you and Marshall White, and recommend you most highly.
Michael & Kathy Reade - Essex Road, Surrey Hills
To whom it may concern, We are writing to express our thanks for a job well done upon the sale of our home at auction. The professional and friendly team of Kathy Malcolm and Antony Woodley provided us with a comprehensive sales plan and kept us to date with all aspects of the four week campaign. They followed up all potential buyers and had a good idea of the probable bidders on the day. Kathy was available at all times to answer queries and happy to accommodate changes to our inspection times when possible. We do not hesitate to recommend both Kathy and Antony to anybody requiring the services of real estate agents.
Glen & Shirley Bates - Shephard Street, Surrey Hills
Just a short letter to thank you and Antony for helping and assisting me in achieve such a great result at the auction of my property in Camberwell on the 19th of May 2012. Kathy, it was a pleasure having you handle my campaign from start to finish, you are approachable, down to earth, good humoured, well informed and even when you were faced with some pretty tough personal challenges over the 5 weeks you were always very professional and continues to have my interests at heart. You always kept me up to date, encouraging me through the early preparation stages, giving me confidence, which really got me through what can be a very stressful time. All in all I would not hesitate to recommend you and your team to future vendors or purchasers who are looking for a reputable agency to either sell or buy their home. Overall a very smooth campaign and good result in the present market and I really appreciate the offer of extra help and support that you have offered to me since the auction.
Cherry Lynch - Elaroo Avenue, Camberwell
I am writing to thank you and your team for an outstanding result on Saturday 27th October. Kathy, we have known each other for a couple of years now and little did I know the first meeting from looking at properties to purchase, would ever result in watching you perform effortlessly in guiding me through preparation of my property to the eventual auction sale. Kathy you have presented an incredibly professional yet personable approach to the process of auctioning. I always felt I was in safe hands knowing that you would be available at every step of the way. A special thank you to Antony Woodley for his dynamic performance on auction day the outstanding result spoke for itself. Your team at Marshall White including Jess Beaconsfield delivered a results driven campaign which effortlessly went to plan ensuring I was able to focus entirely on my home in preparation for the Open for Inspections. I am more than happy to speak with anyone should they wish to ask me about working with you or Antony – please give them my mobile number. Once again thank you all for the fantastic result on Saturday!
Kerry Tremain - Rowell Avenue, Camberwell
Dear Sir, I write to express our appreciation for the outstanding work rendered on behalf of Antony Woodley and Kathy Malcolm. They were very attentive throughout, very responsive to our wishes and did their very best at all times to put us at ease. When it came to the auction itself Antony gave us sound, balanced advice, enabling us to have clear and unequivocal instructions as to how he might conduct the auction. We had such confidence in him that we were able to give him clear instructions on our reserve and such was the auction that there was no need to interrupt the flow of bidding, which perhaps maximised the price. The feedback we got from neighbours and friends who attended the auction was that Antony was extremely impressive and no doubt his performance not only enhanced his reputation but that of Marshall White. We were very pleased to have engaged him and of course the outcome he achieved was quite remarkable as demonstrated by the vigorous round of applause that followed the close of sale. Yours sincerely,
William Clancy - 23 Adeney Avenue, Kew
Dear Antony, Most sincere gratitude and thanks for your eternal patience & optimism through a stressful and difficult time. To be able to leave the auction & sale process in your capable and trusting hands has been much of a comfort. Cant thank you and Kathy enough! Kind regards, Alicia.
Alicia - 13 Dominic Street, Camberwell
Dear Antony, A note to say thank you for taking care of us for the past 6 months, It is very funny how things work out, we had already decided to approach you about selling Byron Street when the need arose. Your hard work, guidance and patience is something our family wont forget. You will always be welcome at our new home. Good luck to you and your family. Best wishes.
Megan - 12 Byron Street, Kew
Dear Sirs, My wife and I recently decided to sell our family home in Empress Road after having lived there for approximately five years, having originally purchased the home through yourselves with Kathy Malcolm facilitating the process at that time. Having lived in the area and bought and sold many properties over a thirty year time frame we had encountered the majority of the “profile” agents in the area. Given we had found Kathy most helpful during the purchase process we decided after some research to commit to Marshall White. After a four week campaign the home was successfully sold after auction on Sunday 31/8/2014. Throughout the entire campaign we were constantly amazed at the high level of communication and feed-back we received from both her and Antony Woodley regarding the level of interest in the home. At the outset Kathy suggested a consultant who helped us successfully re-profile our home such that it showed maximum appeal to potential buyers. Within an hour of every open she contacted our-selves updating on what had transpired during the open. After every open she and Antony left a handwritten record of people who had attended and their initial comments. My wife and I have bought and sold close to 15 properties and we have never seen this level of feedback previously. In fact given we recently sold a beach side property after terminating our contract with a high profile Boroondara agent (who operates down the coast) due to little to no feedback, the approach from your staff was refreshing to say the least. Their attention to detail, and the constant feedback on the little things that made the campaign a success surpassed anything my wife and I have ever experienced. On the day of the auction the process could have been potentially torpedoed by an aggressive low bidder but to see how Antony defused the situation and in concert with Kathy move other competing bids up to a realistic level was most impressive. The property was eventually passed in and at this stage Kathy stepped up even more and worked tirelessly over the weekend to consummate a deal at 7PM on the Sunday evening. Her and Antony’s efforts in achieving a great outcome for ourselves are to be congratulated and based on our experience we would have no hesitation in recommending Marshall White and in particular Kathy and Antony to any of our friends. On behalf of my wife and I, thank you and your team for making an emotional experience so stress free.
Mike & Gill - 48 Empress Road, Surrey Hills
Good afternoon James We wanted to acknowledge Antony Woodley’s excellent management of our sale campaign and to express our overwhelming happiness with the result achieved by Antony and his team under Antony’s direction. Antony’s eye and attention to detail were apparent from the beginning in all the work undertaken prior the internet launch, especially given the short timeframe to get us listed for a 13 December auction. We loved the photography and thought the copy captured everything we hoped would be expressed. Antony also picked up on other details we could highlight such as the Jet Master fireplace and how to style the longue room. Consequently, we have maintained the room as it was photographed as we liked it so much. While the main board looked great, the board that Antony arranged for the roller door at the rear was above and beyond our expectation and we were delighted with the outcome. Antony’s years of experience as a career real estate agent and his professionalism made all the difference to the success of our campaign this time around. He had a strategy for our campaign and negotiated the offers prior auction to what can only be described as an excellent outcome. He followed up and did everything he told us he would do and we would have absolutely no hesitation in personally recommending or using Antony again.
Izabela & Januzs - 48 Empress Road, Surrey Hills
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