Dean was destined for a real estate career even before he completed his Diploma of Marketing. Not only were his family involved in real estate developments, he was also following in the distinguished footsteps of his grandfather who established the most successful estate agency south of the Yarra.
Commencing his real estate career at Marshall White at the age of 21, Dean has flourished in the profession under the mentorship and guidance of some of the industries best practitioners establishing along the way a reputation as an astute negotiator. Specialising in the prestige market in the City of Stonnington, Dean has established many sales records with his results driven and diligent approach to marketing property. His success can be measured by the high level of repeat business he enjoys, best illustrated by one client for whom Dean has sold 11 properties.
Dean loves spending his spare time with his wife Tash and young daughters Zahara and Olivia. Whenever they get the chance they head to their beach getaway at Apollo Bay. A keen sportsman Dean also enjoys the odd game of tennis, football or golf.
Wayne and I would like to express our thanks and appreciation for the professionalism and genuine support you both provided to ourselves in what can be described as an emotional time in selling our property. At every turn you offered your professional suggestions and each time we felt confident in taking your advice. As it turned out we received a price more than expected, but it would not have happened if not for your work ethic and time you put into making it happen. Another strong point was the communication at every turn. We always felt you took the time to explain options, give updates on how the process what unfolding and always with a warm and friendly manner. From the beginning when we first met you outlined all the expectations and you delivered them all and more. We are more than happy to recommend your professional services, and have done so already to anyone who has asked. Thank you again, and also for the humour along the way.
Wayne & Helen McCrimmon
My wife & I decided to appoint Marshall White to market our properties at 11 - 13 Oxford Street, Malvern in the latter half of 2013. The result ultimately achieved, well exceeded our expectations, & we believe was more than just good luck. As a commercial Agent & Valuer over 50 years, naturally I am a close observer of agent's activity before & after I have made the appointment. We chose a very professional Agency, which delivered on its promises & diligently serviced the appointment, with the principals staying involved. When we withdrew 13 Oxford Street from sale it was magnanimously accepted, even though much work had already been completed. Justin Long, Dean Gilbert & John Bongiorno were excellent; as an auctioneer myself, I believe John's auctioneering talent further contributed to the result on the day. My only reservation would be that I believe a half page advert would have sufficed, instead of a full page advert in the Melbourne Weekly (but that was covered a hundred times by the higher price achieved!) I have no hesitation in unreservedly recommending Justin & his team for any residential appointment in the district.
On behalf of my wife and myself we would like to thank you for the way you both conducted yourselves in the sale of our property at 70 MacGregor Street, Malvern East. You made the process of selling a real pleasure rather than a nerve wrecking event. You both kept us up to date with feedback from buyers and any other useful ideas. At no stage did we feel pressured and you were both honest and professional in all aspects of the sale. As a retired estate agent who ran his own firm for well over 20 years, I was impressed with your efforts and would not hesitate to recommend you both to all my friends and clients. Thanks once again. Job well done.
I have worked with Dean Gilbert for at least 5 years. He has constantly kept me abreast of movement in the Real Estate market and informed on housing trends in the area. In all this time, I was neither a buyer nor a seller, just a potential one. Dean was never pushy or aggressive and when it came time to sell my property there really was only one choice. Dean and the team from Marshall White worked diligently in an uncertain market and stood their ground on my behalf and in doing so achieved a result that was more than satisfying. I would unreservedly use Dean again and highly recommend him as an agent to whoever is selling or buying a property. His level of service and professionalism never wavered and he was a pleasure to deal with.
Just a short note to say a big thank you for the sale of our family home in John Street. This was a tough case, and both of you not only worked wonderfully as a team, but supported both David and myself in the same of the home, which was indeed a blessing and made it a lot easier to transpire. You both worked extremely hard in chasing leads, and engaging them. And all along keeping both of us informed of every detail. I can’t thank you enough for the manner you both displayed, the professionalism, and finally, the great end result, during what was a very trying time, (for all involved!). I will definitely and always continue to list my properties with you both.
Just a short note to thank you both once again for your professionalism and assistance throughout our whole campaign including the after auction care. The property has just settled and that now closes one chapter in our lives. We were both highly impressed with the meticulous planning and execution, with nothing left to chance and relieved that the whole campaign ran smoothly generating results above and beyond our wildest dreams! Dean, thank you for recommending Adam to clean. We visited the property on Saturday and we were very impressed with the finished results. I don’t think I have ever been able to clean the ovens as well as he did. It was money well spent. Shame he wouldn’t share the secret of the oven clean with me. Thanks once again for making what could have been a stressful and difficult time, one that was as stress free as possible. Knowing we were in good hands truly made all the difference.
Michelle Ellis & Dianne Stannard
I would like to express my appreciation for the effort and professionalism which all of you and the Marshall White team put into the selling of our home. Not only were we very satisfied with the price that was achieved but also with the way you operated as a team to achieve the desired result. Some of the things that impressed us included the involvement you gave us in planning the advertising, the summary provided after each “open for inspection”, the weekly strategy meetings and the way our queries were always answered promptly and efficiently. I would have no hesitation in recommending Marshall White to anyone contemplating the sale of their home. Thank you once again for achieving such a great result for us.
Thank you so very much Dean and James and the Marshall White team for all your hard work with the sale of our property. Working with you was such an enjoyable experience. Dean and James were a delight to work with, both showed professionalism, friendliness and above all integrity throughout the process. We went with Marshall White because over the years without any catch, Dean kept in touch with us to see how we were going. We deeply valued his interest in our lives. James, was someone who took a deep interest in our future and wellbeing – beyond the professional and more as an interested good friend. Very much the way we like to work with people – having a keen interest in your fellow human being. Thank you both so very much.
Susan & Michael Laffy
Well done Marshall White. We recently decided to sell our property after 10+ happy years in Perth Street, Prahran. Like many people, we don’t have a lot of experience in real estate so we looked at who we would engage to assist us through the process. Important factors for us were; local with good blend of knowledge and experience, open and honest (set realistic expectations), good communication. We happened to link up with Marshall White as a neighbour was also selling a property just ahead of us and recommended them to us. Meeting with Tanya and Dean they quickly realised and explained we could leverage of our neighbours campaign and sale. Through the work Marshall White had already undertaken they were able to introduce a number of prospects to our home. This saved us a significant amount of money. Funny how things can happen quickly once you make up your mind. We were planning to complete a cosmetic makeover of our home prior to offering it to the market. We wound up selling while painting was being done. While there was a bit of extra work to reconfigure things for open house/inspections Tanya at Marshall White made it all work. As you can tell, we are delighted with the process and outcome delivered by Marshall White so have no hesitation in commending them to you.
Anne & Daryl Kennedy
Many thanks for all your hard work in the past few weeks with the sale of our property in Prahran. We have truly enjoyed your dedication, professionalism, transparency and passion the whole way through the sale process. Given the beauty of the result achieved, it makes sense to share with you this gift – we hope you like it. Again thank you for everything.
Remi Bouchenez & Christophe Eymery
As executors on behalf of the deceased estate of our family home in Prahran, which we were required to sell, we engaged the services of Marshall White’s Armadale office represented by real estate agents James McCormack & Dean Gilbert who were ably supported by their assistants Tanya Knibb & Dominika Runkowska. We were impressed from the beginning with the courtesy and empathy shown to us with our situation and subsequently with their professional expertise, knowledge of the surrounding areas, and advice re preparation and marketing of the property prior to auction. As proposed we were promptly advised and kept up to date of the results of each open for inspection and private viewings with potential buyers that took place. We had pre-planned weekly meetings to discuss the number and nature of interested parties who viewed the property, as well as any additional information or queries we may have had regarding possible strategies and outcomes during the auction process. The organisation, planning and communication provided by this team throughout the sales campaign was excellent. We were delighted with the manner in which the auction was conducted by James and very pleased with the result, and have no hesitation in recommending Marshall White as agents and particularly this team to prospective vendors.
Jeff Swift, Ray Swift & Birdie Carlson
I have been meaning to get in touch with you all year and your recent thoughtful message finally prompted me to put pen to paper ‘so to speak’. Meg and I were really pleased with the outcome at Westbourne St; but more importantly really appreciated your efforts and those of Dominika and James. Your preparation for the auction was so thorough and we really appreciate the fact that you communicated with us regularly. Your work on the auction day to achieve the best price, even when it had exceeded what you knew we would be happy with, was also impressive. Roger and I bought a property few months ago and paid that we believe was a good price. I was surprise though that the selling agent never contacted us after we first looked at the property and on the day of the auction we were the only bidders. From our point of view that certainly plaid off but I did wonder if the vendor would have felt everything possible was done to achieve the best outcome. I am happy to report that this was not Marshall White, but we couldn’t help but make a comparison with your approach. So again thank you for your attention to detail. We certainly recommend your agency to friends as one that provides the best possible service.
Belinda Dupont & Meg Winter
Terry & I wish to express our thanks for your efforts in the sale of our apartment. We really appreciated and valued your thorough knowledge of the locale, your identification of the target market for the unit and your accurate estimate of the price bracket in which we were likely to sell. Your regular commitment to frank, realistic communication about the process, market and potential buyers was a source of confidence for us and very much appreciated. Your efforts & those of your colleagues contributed to the excellent result achieved. Thank you for a job well done.
Terry & Sandra Turner
I am writing on behalf of Eva and myself to thank you and your team for the very successful campaign to sell our house. We are thrilled with the result achieved for us. Our experience has been more than just achieving the result, it has been a warm and understanding relationship, which has made a big difference to us as we have had to deal with some serious personal issues involving family and Eva's poor health. We have appreciated your genuine concern and the flexibility to deal with our issues whilst maintaining the momentum. Your advice has always been insightful and the recommendation to delay our auction by a few days was borne out on the day of the auction. We have enjoyed working with James McCormack and Tanya Knibb as well as with Dominika Runkowska and Samantha Hogan. It has clearly been a professional team effort including your auctioneer Kane. The success of the team reflects your strong leadership. Thank you. Marshall White Real Estate has an excellent understanding of their marketplace in the inner suburbs of Melbourne and we are very grateful for the efforts on our behalf.
Bob & Eva Rosen
Our thanks to both you and Tanya for achieving an outstanding result for us on 26 November 2016. Whilst we were very confident about the quality, setting and location of the property we were offering, we know that unrenovated, first floor apartments are not for everyone; particularly in the price range proposed. We were very impressed with how you and your team at Marshall White actively tracked down and referred potential purchasers, followed-up queries from interested parties, at all times, throughout the campaign, even out of hours, skilfully managed the auction, wrapping it up at a strategic moment and most particularly, how you negotiated with the highest bidder, post auction, to achieve a price well above our reserve. We have no hesitation in enthusiastically recommending both you and your team to prospective future vendors.
Wes & Jane Gault
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