A Director of Marshall White and a true professional in terms of his experience, attitude and capabilities, Duane has carved out a reputation in more than 19 years in the business as one of the most effective, empathetic and caring real estate agents in Boroondara. Always willing to go that extra mile for his clients, he commits all his time and effort to achieving exceptional results on their behalf.
His real estate expertise, knowledge of the Boroondara market and personable nature in combination place him in an advantageous position to negotiate the very best outcome for his clients. A testament to his skills and the level of service he offers is the high level of repeat and referral business that he receives. Behind every successful sales person is a highly effective team and in Duane's case he is ably supported by a team as equally as focused and determined to be the best.
On numerous occasions Duane has been recognised for his exceptional performance and dedication. In 2005/6 he won Marshall White's Company Man award followed in 2006/7 with the company's Rising Star award. In 2008 the Australasian ARER Network recognised Duane as the Most Proactive Member of the Year. More recently Duane was ranked in the Real Estate Business Association Top 100 Agents in Australia.
A long term resident of the City of Boroondara, Duane loves living and working in the area. Together with his wife, and three children who attend school in the area, they involve themselves in all aspects of the local community.
Very many thanks for all your efforts on my behalf. I could not have asked for more expert and understanding attention to the process of putting the house up for sale. From our initial conversation, then with both sons, and throughout the campaign you kept us informed of progress, explained all that was involved and provided reassurance when needed. The financial result, in line with all the preceded it, was all I could have hoped for. I will have no hesitation in recommending you and your agency to any of my friends who may be thinking of moving, and I know that goes with my sons as well
Norman Young – Seymour Grove, Camberwell
We cannot thank you enough for your expertise, kindness and consideration in getting our house to auction and achieving a satisfactory price. We were also very pleased with the way you kept us fully informed of progress through the sale period. Your integrity and careful advice in what was a difficult process for our family as we had not sold a house for 25 years and your support was much appreciated. Your colleagues Stuart Evans and Alysha McCormick also played an important role and we would like to thank them for their contribution.
Louise & Trevor Hart – Prospect Hill Road, Camberwell
I am writing to thank you for your assistance in the sale of our late father’s property. My brothers and I have been very impressed by the efficiency and organization of your entire team. We were very grateful for your flexibility and capacity to cope with the sometimes-competing opinions from three essentially separate vendors (even across different time zones!) Every step of the campaign from the initial planning, design of the advertising strategy, the open for inspections and auction day were handled with a degree of professionalism that I have not experienced in my previous real estate deals. We were particularly impressed with the extent to which we felt “in the loop” every step of the way. The regular phone calls and emails gave us a real sense of who the interested parties were, and complete confidence that the campaign had reached all potential buyers. I would have no hesitation in recommending your services to anyone contemplating buying or selling real estate in Hawthorn.
James D. Griffiths – Isabella Grove, Hawthorn
Jackie and I (and Lauren!) wanted to pass on a huge thanks to Duane, James and the team at Marshall White Hawthorn East for achieving a price for our house in Hawthorn East that made us very happy indeed! Going through the process of reviewing local agents to work with us, we had a clear idea in our mind of what we were looking for. Marshall White met these requirements – in fact our prior dealings with Marshall White had always positioned us to believe they were experts at making sure the sellers best interest was protected at all times, which is the kind of support we sought. Their professionalism, open communication, constant engagement, dialogue and feedback was exactly what we were looking for in an agent to partner with and validated our decision, and was just as important to us as achieving the best price we could. The video and photos of our home came up absolutely sublime and we think greatly contributed to getting the right person through the door. Initially it looked like it was going to be challenging to achieve a result we would be happy with, but Duane’s professionalism and James’ hustle made it happen! The best outcome for us was a pre-auction offer that exceeded our reserve, and the guys achieved that which we gratefully accepted. Many thanks, and we have no hesitation in recommending Marshall White for anyone looking to buy or sell in the area. And thanks for the Billecart guys – went to a very happy place as well!
Phillip & Jackie Gadzinski – Wiseman Street, Hawthorn East
Just a short note to express our appreciation to you for the way you handled the sale of our property. Selling the home that had been in our family for fifty-four years was a daunting thought. Thinking of contacting the right real estate agent for the task seemed like hard work ahead. We needed someone who was understanding given our circumstances, as our father had passed away nearly twelve months ago and emotions were still raw. We met Duane of Marshall White at another open for inspection in nearby Maling Road, Canterbury. We clicked with his personality instantly. He was extremely friendly and seemed to be very open and honest. After his meeting, we knew we had found the perfect man for our situation, and never desired to look anywhere else. Duane never applied any pressure on us at anytime, which was a fear we held for the reputation of some real estate agents. He showed sincere compassion towards our feelings right form the start. We had a campaign with Marshall White that lasted for nearly two months. The house was sold at Auction after just ten minutes. It was a fantastic result!. Marshall White and Duane Wolowiec could not come more highly recommended form us and are confident future vendors will be more than satisfied with their professionalism, integrity and service. Thank you again Duane for everything.
Michael Forsyth & Family – Dryden Street, Canterbury
We have now known Duane for many years and this is the second time we have engaged Duane to sell our home. Once again we achieved a very pleasing result! Duane conducts himself with such professionalism and courtesy, it really is a pleasure to have him representing us. Nothing is ever too much trouble for Duane, he will go out of his way to provide you with the right information and feedback when it counts. We were kept informed right throughout the entire Auction campaign and Duane’s advice was always reassuring. We thank Marshall White and Duane for selling our homes, and for all of the general real estate advice they have given us over the years. We would have no hesitation in recommending Duane Wolowiec to any future Vendor.
Richard & Robyn Barrington
We recently sold our property using Marshall White Real Estate. Dealing mainly with Duane Wolowiec, we found the team always available, helpful and cheerful, with helpful advice whilst allowing us to make the choices. Duane has a good appreciation of the market. The auction strategy worked well for us and gave us a very good outcome and we would happily recommend Duane and his team.
Graham and Velda Ellis
Duane, Erika and I want to sincerely thank you, Hamish, Desiree, Marcus and team for the successful campaign that culminated in the sale of our home of 27 years. Your considerable efforts resulted in a wonderful outcome for us. From the outset we were very impressed with the entire MW staff involved, it went like clockwork from Day 1 - a well oiled machine! We will strongly recommend MW to our family and friends and neighbours.
Geoff and Erika Jameson
Erika and I want to sincerely thank Duane, Hamish, Desiree, Marcus and the team for the successful campaign that culminated in the sale of our home of 27 years. Duane’s considerable efforts resulted in a wonderful outcome for us. From the outset we were very impressed with the entire MW staff involved, it went like clockwork from Day 1 - a well oiled machine! We will strongly recommend MW to our family and friends and neighbours.
Geoff and Erika Jameson
We recently sold our Canterbury family home of 17 years and would like to thank Duane Wolowiec from Marshall White for the very professional way he handled our sale. He was extremely knowledgeable in estimating the value of our home, very personable and respectful in all day to day dealings and felt fully informed throughout the entire marketing and sales process. We were very pleased with the final sale outcome and would not hesitate in recommending Marshall White and particularly Duane to anybody selling their home.
Geoff and Suellen Roberts
Over 10 years ago, Duane gave us advice on our decision to rebuild our Camberwell home. Since then, he's kept in regular contact with us several times a year, keeping us informed on the local property market. Having always found Duane to be polite, friendly, and very personable, it was an easy decision to engage Duane and his team to sell our home in late 2017. Duane met with us in person several times before the sale process began and was patient with our many questions. He kept us regularly updated during the sale process, and gave us confidence that there was always a plan, during both the ups and the inevitable downs. He is quick to build a strong rapport with people and has an incredible memory for people, names and circumstances. Duane was always straightforward with us and treated us with respect. During the auction passing-in process, despite the final bid being in an acceptable range, he advised us not to sign due to his reservations about the bidder. Although many agents would have encouraged us to sign and complete the sale, Duane acted in our best interests and in the end his intuition was spot on. Duane was invested in the best outcome for us and has never been pushy. He is hard-working and genuine, and we cannot recommend Duane highly enough.
James & Megs
I can honestly say that the service and attention shown to us in respect to the planning and final sale of our property was excellent. The numerous calls and follow up discussions of where things were up to plus the on time house openings and attention given to prospective buyers was handled professionally. The advertising was also well spread and the photography of the property was excellent. Whilst the Market appeared to be slightly depressed, and possibly holding off until "the spring revival" may have given a higher selling price we were happy with the result and we are sure the incoming owners were also pleased. The follow up after the sale was finalised, was also appreciated. The attention to ensuring we were happy and contented was shown by all at Marshall White.
Barrie and Lorna Seear
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