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Jane, South Morang, VIC

“I was in my 60s, with a family home, an investment property and two
adult children who hadn’t flown the nest.”

Jane chose Brett Sparks to sell her home. Read her RateMyAgent review here.

Tell us about the property you were selling.

I was in my 60s, with a family home, an investment property and two adult children who hadn’t flown the nest. I wanted to simplify things and set myself up for a comfortable retirement.

Eight years ago, I bought a family home in Melbourne’s outer north. Shortly afterwards, I bought an investment property nearby. The plan was to sell the family home eventually, move into the investment property and have some money to retire with.

[Things ultimately turned out a bit differently.] After moving with my children into the ex-investment property and finding that three was somewhat of a crowd (!) I decided to turn a long-held dream of moving to the coast into a reality. My kids stayed in the Melbourne property, and I’m renting a place in Warrnambool to see how things go.

It’s worked out perfectly so far. The kids still have somewhere to live, and I have somewhere to stay when I come back to Melbourne every now and then.

How did you feel about the process of selling?

I was selling in my suburb for the first time, so I didn’t know the names of local agents, let alone who was the most successful. I could have had a string of agents in there promising that they would get a really high price for my property, but I’d looked at other sales in the area and I knew I had to be more realistic.

Why did you use RateMyAgent?

Somebody told me about RateMyAgent quite a while ago. When the time came to sell my home in 2018, I thought, "Okay, I'II go online and have a look."

How did RateMyAgent help you?

RateMyAgent gave me a good picture of who had sold the most properties in the area. It saved me so much time and work! Without the objective information from RateMyAgent, I could have got 10 agents in to do appraisals, and I still would have had no idea who was the best one to go with.

RateMyAgent’s combination of sales records and vendor reviews helped me work out which agents I felt I could trust to provide an honest opinion of my home’s market value.

After using RateMyAgent to narrow down my shortlist of agents, I only interviewed two. I looked at what other vendors had said about them, and decided to go with Brett Sparks of Millership & Co. I knew the reviews were genuine and written by everyday people. This gave me confidence that I was choosing the right agent.

Brett was absolutely fantastic; I couldn't have gotten a better agent.

Would you recommend RateMyAgent, and why?

Definitely. RateMyAgent saved me time and effort during a transitional time in my life. The website is easy to use, and the idea behind it is great. I'II be telling everybody about it!

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