In particular, of course, credit for the success has to go to the outstanding input of Stuart Evans, ably assisted by Tori McGregor and Alysha McCormick. At the outset, Stuart promised us "hard work and enthusiasm; accurate and professional advice; and regular contact to keep you informed during the campaign." The promise was exceeded on every count.
Stuart is an outstanding agent. He is always available when you need him. He returns calls in record time if you leave a message for him. Nothing is ever a bother. Every request is attended to promptly. His communication skills are superb. He never gets flustered. He keeps clients fully briefed on progress and matters of interest all the way through the sale process. His advice is always sound and objective. Above all, he keeps a positive, confident and cheery outlook on the job at hand and he delivers the best results possible because he works so hard at it. It is always a comfort, particularly to us order people to know he is there for us. We can be sure we are in good hands.
I have no hesitation in recommending Stuart and his team to anyone looking for a highly competent, honest and reliable real estate professional. He is a worthy partner in one of Melbourne's best agencies.
From our first interview, throughout the campaign and up until settlement, we found him a pleasure to work with. He always conducted himself in a relaxed, yet professional manner and we felt perfectly at ease with him.
We will highly recommend Marshall White as an agency to our family and friends and especially using Stuart to cater for all their real estate needs.
Since selling, we always respond to neighbours and friends who have had disappointing experiences with other estate agents in the area by mentioning Stuart's name and telling them what a great job he did for us. So if you are one of the few people that we've not recommended Stuart to in person, please accept this testimonial as a ringing endorsement. After all, its not just a house you're selling, it's your home!
We interviewed three separate companies who are regarded as the top sales agents within Boroondara. Stuart stood out from pack. In my experience with real estate it is the "person" not the company who will sell or help you buy a property. Stuart was far and away the most professional out of the three agencies in his personal conduct, industry information and sale strategy.
Of course this did not all happen on the day of the auction, and the sale that we achieved was a result of a long relationship that we have had with you over the years that you have been operating in the Hawthorn area. We came to know you well having numerous discussions at open inspections in our area about results and trends. You were always professional but were not intrusive.
Importantly, we came to trust you, and for this reason, last year when we decided to sell our home our first and only call was to you. As we had been in the home for nearly 17 years it was not an easy decision and you, as always, were very considerate of our feelings.
In addition to handling our sale you were also able to provide us with your professional opinion and influence on the property that we were interested in purchasing at the time. This was invaluable to us in what was a difficult situation and ended up with us securing that property
Throughout the process what we most valued was the integrity and trust that you brought to our relationship. At all times you sought to act in our best interests.
Again, we thank you and your firm for the outstanding result that achieved. Our very best wishes for the future.
We talked to Stuart on the phone while we were in the States regarding the selling. He addressed our concerns like how to make our tenants' daily life easier during the campaign, keep us up-to-date about every single step while we were overseas.
Stuart's team made the process incredibly easy and took extra steps like giving us staging tips, having professional photos taken, and a lot more.
When we saw our listing we were blown away. His hard work and knowledge of what it takes to sell a home really paid off - our listing looked amazing. We won four bidders.It couldn't have been a more pleasant experience.
I've recommended Stuart Evans and his Marshall White team to everyone I know. He's a true professional and a genuinely nice guy. I realize it won't always be this easy to sell your home, but I think you'd be hard pressed to find a better agent.
It was a daunting concept selling the family home of 20 years but the professional advice, the excellent communication, the vast knowledge of the local real estate market and the team effort and support provided by Marshall White Hawthorn (and yourself in particular), gave us confidence and satisfaction in the entire process.
From the moment you sat down with us to discuss the details of our selling campaign, through to the successful auction day and beyond to settlement we felt confident, relieved and positive. We were guided by someone who was not only a consummate professional in his field but someone who was personally positive, approachable and gregarious, guiding us confidently through what was a personally life-changing decision for us.
Your personality, sense of humour, professionalism and communication also meant that potential buyers were confident approaching you and this created a positive experience for all involved.
We have no hesitation in recommending your services to potential vendors or buyers.
Thanks again Stuart and thank you to the 'behind the scenes' team at Hawthorn Marshall White with a special mention to Doug McLauchlan, the auctioneer, who has to be one of the most professional, experienced and entertaining auctioneers in Melbourne.
As you know, we were apprehensive of the real estate business when selling a house but were pleased with your attention and open communication. We feel Marshall White provided an excellent service throughout the selling campaign, which definitely removed some of the stress for us.
We would not hesitate to recommend you or Tori should we know of someone who is considering selling their home.
It was actually a smooth and easy process which I was not anticipating.
I really appreciated your methodical and structured approach to the sales process, together with your clear explanations, which were always backed up with strong information and numbers. This combined with a high degree of professionalism was very reassuring. Decisions were easy to make with this support and information.
Also, I was impressed by your handling of the negotiating process at the end. That was the really hard work. Thank you Tori for that little bit extra.
Please thank Auctioneer Hamish Tostevin for an excellent job in a difficult market.
Thank you also for your recommendations and referrals to Carmel Abrahams, Candice Braggins and Rudy the handyman. It really did make things easier at my end.
I think Carmel styled the house appropriately for its type and potential buyers. It was certainly worth the outlay.
Candice Braggins provides a highly professional service. We will certainly use her again and refer her to family and friends.
Thanks again Stuart. I am really very relieved and happy with the outcome.
Deciding on an agent and sales person is a big decision. It was important for us to trust the agent and feel comfortable about discussing any of our concerns at any time.
You already had a good relationship with us, having kept in touch with updates on the housing market over several years.
When we launched into our campaign, we were similarly impressed.
You took us through the process in a step-by-step manner, educating us along the way, and allaying any concerns or worries that we had.
Thanks so much for sharing your contacts, who together with your team in the office prepared the house for sale in record time.
Also thanks for keeping us abreast throughout the campaign in terms of the process, prospects and realistic expectations of the outcome.
We were delighted to sell before auction, after your busy morning of discussions with all interested parties and ourselves.
It was pleasing that the end result was above our initial expectations.
Even better to know that our home will continue to be nurtured by another lovely family.
We have no hesitation in recommending you and your team to our friends and neighbours when planning to sell their home.
Thanks again Stu for your professionalism throughout the whole campaign. We look forward to keeping in touch.
This is the second time in that we have dealt with Stuart Evans over the years and we truly cannot recommend him or the staff at the Hawthorn office more highly. Stuart is the perfect mix of personable and professional and has again made this highly stressful period of selling our property easy - thank you!
From the outset of the project, your advice was absolutely key to ensuring that we not only obtained significant results that exceeded expectations but ensured that we developed a product that suited the end buyer.
You kept us aware of what the market was doing, went out of your way to visit the property while still in construction and answered questions about choice of end product when we hit a dead end! You were imperative to the end product coming out the success it is today.
From marketing to contracts to strategy and negotiation, you proved to be an expert in these fields.
You are honest, trustworthy and dedicated and this was very important to us from the outset.
We would not hesitate to recommend you to anybody selling as we know that you really have your clients' best interests at heart.
We look forward to our next successful project with you!
'When you are entrusted with the responsibility of selling someone's home, it is important you never lose sight of the fact that you are dealing with their most important asset and you must do everything within your power to obtain the maximum price for them.'
Never one to waste a moment, Stuart spends his spare time at the gym and playing or watching every conceivable sport. Stuart's wife, Claire and their growing family share his passion for health and fitness, regularly participating in triathlons, fun runs, bay swims and bike rides.
Marshall White Foundation
Stuart is an avid supporter of the Marshall White Foundation which focuses on helping our local community with a leaning towards homelessness and mental health.
The Foundation’s core goal has been to grow a beneficial corpus of money to invest, where the income from this investment would be used on an ongoing basis to help where help is needed.