Having lived, attended school and worked in Boroondara for almost all his life, Michael can justifiably claim to know the area like the back of his hand. Approaching nearly a decade in real estate such expert knowledge is an invaluable tool when promoting the attributes of the area to potential buyers.
A genuine love of real estate is reflected in his enthusiasm, hard work and commitment to achieving outstanding results for his clients. In particular Michael focuses on establishing a constant and open line of communication to keep his clients fully informed throughout the sales campaign and to instil them with the confidence that they are in the most capable hands. In 2017 Michael was recognised by Domain as one of the states best young agents being highly commended as one of the top two agents in Victoria. A talented auctioneer, Michael was selected as a finalist in the REIV senior auctioneering competition in 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 & 2018 and represented his state at the Australasian Championships being recognised as the one of the top two auctioneers in Victoria, two years running.
Michael’s passion for real estate has been at the expense of his golf handicap. He still tries to play as often as possible. He also frequently visits the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club and enjoys using the club’s facilities by keeping fit in the gym or playing the odd game of tennis. A keen skier, Michael also enjoys spending time at the snow during the winter season.
We acquired the services of Marshall White because James Tostevin sold us the home way back in 1994. Michael Wood, assisted James in the sale, was always very accessible and willing to offer advice. We are very grateful for his services in making this stressful process manageable.
Paul & Margaret Nieuwenhuizen
It has been an interesting and pleasant experience to sell our house through your firm. Fortunately you quickly found a willing buyer and we are delighted with the results. You acted in a direct and ethical manner and included us in the process as necessary. A mutual friend recommended your firm to me and his judgement that you ran a high quality operation was fully vindicated. I would have no worries about following his example again.
Bob & Norma Taylor
Thank you for your attention and advocacy in the sale of my mother’s house at 6 Arama Street North Balwyn on April 4th, 2013. You were always responsive to detail, fully informed on local market conditions and gave direct and realistic advice. Your research was accessible, accurate and your predictions of the likely sale price were very good. I have had multiple dealings with agents over the years, and rate you as first for competence, honesty and professionalism. I have no hesitation in recommending you and will certainly avail you of your services if needed again.
Thank you for being so fantastic, calming, informative and professional in your dealings with us as we progressed through the process of selling our first and much loved family home. We could not have hoped for a better experience. We also could not have hoped for a better outcome. Thank you. With pleasure and without hesitation, we will certainly be recommending you to any prospective vendors in need of a wonderful agent. Thank you also to Michael for conducting such a civilised, efficient and effective boardroom auction. You are both an exemplary asset to the Marshall White brand and we are delighted that you were on our team to represent us.
Fred & Melanie Goetz
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you both for your dedicated efforts in the successful sale of our home in 3 Weybridge Street. The support and advice you provided in the marketing of our property was invaluable. In addition, the thoroughness and professional approach you displayed throughout the sale campaign and on the all important auction day was exceptional. We are very pleased with the outcome and would not hesitate to recommend Marshall White to our family and friends should they be in the market to either sell or purchase. We look forward to maintaining an ongoing association with both you, James and Marshall White into the future.
Tim & Esther Wilson
We really appreciate you and your team at Marshall White for making the experience of selling our home less stressful through always keeping us informed, being friendly, professional and realistic through the sales campaign. Also we were very impressed by your enthusiasm for the job and your detailed knowledge of houses in our area. We would without doubt recommend you to all our family and friends. Best of luck for the future.
Steven & Michelle Kaye
I am still on a high after such an amazing result yesterday! I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you for obtaining such an outstanding price for my home. You and Duane worked so hard for me - but especially you! I had every faith in you from the first day I met you! You had the job from day 1! Your communication skills are exemplary, and that is how I was able to trust you to do the job that needed to be done! As for your auction skills - well... I'm so sure you will win Auctioneer of the Year! You are nothing short of awesome Michael and I appreciate everything you have achieved for me! Lastly - the price you got just blew me away! Literally!!! I really never thought I would get over $3mil - so congratulations and thank you!
Thank you for the fabulous job you, Mark and your team at Marshall White did in selling our home. Your advice, service and strategy assured a very successful outcome for us. We believe the house selling prior to the auction was the result of a successful and thorough marketing campaign culminating in a very successful negotiation. This has enabled us to move on with the next exciting phase of our lives. Your support has helped make a disruptive time a very easy transition for which we are all very grateful. We found your approach from the first meeting to settlement to be completely professional, friendly and informative. We would have no hesitation in recommending Marshall White to potential vendors.
Rod & Cheryl Harmon
During the search for our new home we had the opportunity to cross paths with Michael and James and witnessed them in action, at auctions and also open for inspections. Based on this very positive exposure it became clear they would be the team to sell our current home. We would like to thank Michael Wood for his terrific contribution to the recent sale of our property. We appreciated his positive energy and the professional approach he demonstrated in handling all aspects of the sale process. Thanks also to James Tostevin for his excellent advice and guidance throughout. His seasoned negotiation skills ensured a good auction result, up against a Buyer Advocate. The entire Marshall White team is impressive and we would be happy to always recommend you.
Coralie Hopper & Barry Litchfield
Michael Wood and Jack Stean of Marshall White conducted the auction of our Surrey Hills home of thirty odd years. As you may imagine, this was more than a house, it was our home; we were married here and we raised our children here too. They handled clients professionally by following up their queries and keeping us informed of any offers and comments. Their marketing skills were exemplary, using popular media to show our property to its best advantage. In all we were extremely happy with the outcome of the auction process, thanks to Michael Wood and Jack Stean of Marshall White.
Peter & Cathie Eynauds
What a pleasant surprise both Moira and I had when we received your very thoughtful gift of the framed photograph of "3 Middle Road Camberwell". It was totally unexpected but never the less much appreciated. Your gift will certainly be treasured. It is one of those things that we did not think of ourselves but when we received it we were delighted to say the least. This gift of the framed photograph is indicative of your professionalism and understanding of your clients needs. We take his opportunity of thanking you both for the gift and also for the journey that we have been on for the last few months in negotiating the sale of 3 Middle Road Camberwell. We could not have asked for more than what you did in assisting us. We intend to keep in contact because we now need to purchase a new property. Both Moira and I wish you both all the very best for the future.
John & Moira Wills
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