The consummate professional, Madeline is one of the leading lights in Melbourne real estate. Knowledgeable, meticulous, passionate and hardworking, she is highly regarded not only by her clients but also by her peers. Her extraordinary success and commitment was recognised in 2013 when she was named the Sales Person of the Year at the Marshall White Awards and in 2012 when she was awarded Victorian Agent of the Year at the prestigious ARER Awards. In February 2014, she was appointed as a director of Marshall White.
While she is an incisive strategic thinker and excellent negotiator, Madeline also likes to micromanage all aspects of her clients’ campaigns ensuring that they are implemented with the utmost care and attention to detail. She places a high priority on open and honest communication at all times throughout the campaign. A testament to the results she consistently achieves and the rapport she builds with clients is the high level of repeat business and referrals she receives.
Involved in mentoring and training her colleagues, Madeline is also committed to undertaking training and development programmes herself in the interests of being able to deliver client service and results that remain ahead of the game.
As passionate as she is about her career, Madeline does enjoy downtime with her partner James, daughter Poppy, baby Harry and dog Luigi, spending weekends at their farm in East Trentham as well as Pilates and generally keeping fit.
We would like to express our sincere appreciation and respect for the Kennedy Redfern team of Marshall White Real Estate for the caring yet efficient professionalism that was shown in the recent selling campaign of our home. We have known Madeline Kennedy for over 5 years. During this time she has provided us with no obligation appraisals of our home and advice on the current real estate market, allowing us to make an informed decision on when to down size our home. Her genuine enthusiasm and knowledge left us totally confident about entrusting her and the Marshall White team with our sale. Additionally, Madeline’s comprehensive pre-campaign support provided us with valuable connections to external services, allowing us to present our home to its best advantage. Selling the family home was never going to be stress free, but Madeline, James and Anna caringly supported us to achieve a good result in the anticipated timeframe, allowing us to move onto the next stage – buying a replacement! We would have no hesitation in highly recommending our friends and family to also entrust their properties into their care.
Ian and Dianne Pakes
Good Afternoon, I am writing to say what a wonderful job Marshall White, and specifically Madeline Kennedy, James Redfern, Anna Perry and Andrew Hayne all did in the selling of our home. Selling a family home is most often an intensely stressful experience, however Marshall White made the process simple. The team was professional and easy. They made everything happen in a timely fashion and I felt secure and confident throughout our campaign. They were particularly good at keeping me informed with market interest and how we were tracking during the 4 week advertising period. I was very happy with the result, selling at auction, and would highly recommend Marshall White, and particularly Madeline and James to others looking to sell in the area. Thank you very much for all your hard work and professionalism.
When we called Madeline Kennedy to sell our home, we were in a very stressful situation. We had unexpectedly purchased a house at auction at the end of November and had missed the cut off date for a campaign and auction before the end of the year. Within a week, Madeline had arranged for a tradesman to help us fix all the things needed doing before the campaign started. She guided us through the process and reassured us when we were unsure of getting a result before the break. With an auction scheduled for February, we were very hopeful of selling before Christmas. Inspections, three kids and Christmas were all too much. We had three inspections and sold our house for a price we were thrilled with. It was always a surprise to see Madeline’s name on other boards in the area as we truly felt like we were her only clients. Thank you to Madeline and her amazing team. I cannot speak highly enough of them and will continue recommending them to everyone!
We have said this before but once again, our deepest thanks and appreciation. The sale of our property was an emotional experience, for Suzie and I. It was our first home as a married couple and the house we brought our first daughter home to. We loved the home and the area. We thank each and everyone of you for your efforts in getting the sale of our home across the line. Andrew, as we have said to you numerous times, you are the best auctioneer going around. Its true some houses may sell themselves and some not so much, but it helps to have someone like you, front running the auction on the day just to give it that extra push in the right direction and having the skill to know how to close the deal for the vendor. John for being ever so straight forward and positive in a negative market. Your asset of being able to read possible buyers and the relationship you have wanted to maintain with us over the years has been very appreciated. Madeline, you remained true to your promise. You always kept us informed of potential buyer interest and feedback along the journey. We were particularly impressed with your willingness to go the extra step to assist in the sale. This being a difficult market to read with the declining dollar and stock market influences. Your tireless work ethic and optimism were very impressive. These are important attributes as you managed to stay buoyant throughout the entire campaign and your contagious enthusiasm managed to keep us focused on selling our property. Madeline, unlike other real estate agents, your commitment and level of service did not stop once the contract was signed you continued to work with us to meet our needs right up to settlement date. For all of this we especially thank-you. We would have no hesitation in recommending Madeline to friends or relatives to act as their agent. Her straightforward approach, industry knowledge and willingness to do whatever it takes to assist in making the sale of your property, make the process as pleasant and painless as possible.
Saire and Suzie Bailey
I would like to express my thanks to you and your team in Marshall White for the effort in marketing my property and successfully concluding the sale. I owe this special thanks to all those involved in the sale. During the campaign period, you demonstrated such professionalism in every respect concerning the sale of my property. You and your team are hardworking, responsible and caring. The sale could not be so successful without you and your team.
Meeting Madeline Kennedy, I soon lost my opinion that “all real estate agents are slightly crooked” because what you see is what you get – a confident, well groomed woman that looks you in the eye – with a firm, caring handshake. Quickly Madeline set a plan in motion re advertising – auction etc. A calendar was produced with almost daily contact – one was never left in doubt as to what was happening. Madeline radiates confidence. She is a fantastic organizer with a happy friendly manner. The most impressive feature was her honesty. Together Madeline Kennedy & Anna Perry are a formidable team – they leave nothing to chance. They are caring, hardworking AND obtained a great price for my home. If you want a real estate agent – choose Madeline. I can confidently recommend her.
Dear Madeline My family and I had the pleasure of working with Madeline Kennedy when selling our family home in Glen Iris. Being quite new to the whole process, Madeline was an excellent communicator, and nothing wad too much trouble. She had a good knowledge and understanding of the local market, and was always professional and polite. We had a very successful auction, the family were delighted and would highly recommend Madeline as your future owner
Dear Madeline and Anna We have been intending to write since you sold our property in Tyrone Street, South Yarra and apologise that it has taken us so long to do so. We wish to thank you again for selling our property. We were incredibly impressed with yopur service, professionalism, hard work, dedication, and of course he excellent result that you achieved. At all times we felt we were in safe hands and that we were able to trust your judgement. We also very much enjoyed working with you. Marshal White as a whole provided exceptional service and attention to detail – everything happened on time and as expected, and all our concerns, no matter how small, were properly and promptly addressed. We will certainly recommend you to anyone selling in inner south/east Melbourne and will look to you again should be see to re-enter the Melbourne market in the future. Thank you very much again Ours sincerely,
Robert Williams & Jodi Ainsworth
Madeline, Andrew & the Marshall White team have achieved 3 outstanding results for us in the past 3 years, each setting a new price benchmark in its respective area. I could not recommend this team more highly and trust them implicitly to manage all aspects of a sale campaign. Their intimate knowledge and experience in the Armadale & Malvern market is unparalleled, as demonstrated by the exceptional, market leading results they achieve.
Thank you all for your inspiring campaign to sell our property. The follow up information after each inspection and progress meetings were very informative. We also would like to say a BIG thank you to Jack Bongiorno for a great days work.
Loris & Mike Wilton
Selling your home of six years was something that came unexpectedly for us. Having established a relationship with Madeline Kennedy over the years, who had sold us the house, we felt confident to go ahead with her team, including auctioneer, Daniel Wheeler, and sales executive, Justin Krongold. What impressed us most about the team was their professionalism, but also their level of engagement, nurturing not only our needs as vendors, but also those of our potential buyers. We knew that we wanted a friendly team who would meet potential buyers at our font door and step over and above to ensure that the buyers were abreast with all the advantages of our property and were followed up accordingly. The team spent many hours taking enquires by email and phone and all of their research during the campaign was passed onto us weekly. Auction day was daunting to say the least, but the team were expert in ensuring the home was sold on the day and for the price we had desired. Thanks also goes to Michelle Williams, for arranging all the backend administration required for selling a home, the photography and video team, the copywriter, the floorpan artist, and to Poppy, for being very patient.
Ben & Felicity Clisshold
I’m writing to say thank you to you and Andrew Hayne for once again achieving such an exceptional result for Kate and I, with the sale of 9 Alleyne Avenue. In a little over three years now you’ve managed the sale of 4 properties on our behalf, in Malvern and Armadale. And what an incredible track record you’ve set, delivering truly brilliant results each time. With combined sales just shy of $14 million, you’ve set a new benchmark for each of these properties in their respective area. And most importantly, you’ve exceeded our price expectations and smashed our reserves every single time! Having worked with a number of agents operating in the area in recent years, I can say with a good degree of insight that your knowledge and experience in this market is unparalleled and Marshall White is far and away the best agent operating in the area. There’s a very good reason you’re the market leader and that’s because you’re the best at what you do. The strength and insight you bring to your clients is beyond comparison and I would not consider entrusting the sale of our properties to another agent for one moment. We are amazed with the way you and your colleagues were able to harness your collective knowledge of buyers in the marketplace and invite over 20 pre-qualified groups to inspect Alleyne Avenue at a private function held prior to the launch of the advertising and marketing campaign. Even more impressive was the fact that the eventual buyer of our property attended this launch evening! There’s no doubt selling your property or family home can be an anxious experience, but I can honestly say I never get a hint of this, knowing you and the Marshall White team are looking after things. We trust you completely to manage all aspects of our sale campaigns and meet and exceed our very high expectations. Every element of your work is first rate – from campaign strategy and marketing support, through to the sales campaign itself and post-sale follow up. Its slick and its best in class. I could not recommend you more highly to anyone selling their home in the Malvern or Armadale area. You are the best and have the results to back it up. Please don’t hesitate to pass on my details to any prospective clients if they would like to have a discussion around our experience working with you and the Marshall White team. Thanks once again for your outstanding work. It’s always great working with you both and we are looking forward to the next opportunity.
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