1. Testimonial for Mark Bisaro

    23 April 2008

    Dear Mark,

    In April 2008 my wife and I engaged Mark Bisaro as our agent with respect to the sale of our house in new Farm. The quality of Mark’s performance was such that I am pleased to provide the following as a testament to his efforts.

    When we first engaged mark we were unsure of the state of the market, the market value of the property and the most advantageous method of selling the property. Mark gave us professional, objective and (as it happens) excellent advice on all of these matters.

    Mark advised us to proceed with an auction campaign due to the easing in the real estate market. His recommendation was provided based on being able to generate competition amongst buyers with regard to the sale of our house. Mark built and executed a significant marketing program which we were delighted with; he was able to source at no extra cost, editorial in four press publications. The internet and press advertisements were of a very high standard and resulted in a tremendous response from buyers in the marketplace.

    Our property sold under the hammer at auction for a price that we were delighted with, well in excess of the reserve price that we had set.

    We were most impressed with the candour and honesty with which he communicated with us in relation to all aspects of the sale of the property.

    We have since purchased another house in Noosa and sadly the benchmark that Mark provided as far as what we would expect of a real estate agent was never met by his northern counterparts.

    In conclusion, I commend Mark Bisaro and am confident that his honesty, integrity, professionalism and knowledge will assist any potential property sellers in the sale of their property.

    Yours sincerely,

    Patrick Fitzgibbons

  2. Testimonial for John Weaver

    John Weaver sold our three bedroom unit with river views only a few days after he listed it.

    When John first came to our unit to discuss the sales approach, we were impressed by his honesty, integrity and knowledge of the current house price trends. Everything was straight forward and John answered all our questions sincerely and professionally.

    We requested what needed to be done in order to make the unit as saleable as possible and John not only gave his advice freely, but explained why he said what needed to be done.  His suggestions were acted upon and, as I say, the unit sold almost immediately, very close to the asking price for which it was advertised.

    John’s manner is friendly but professional and he pays close attention to every detail.  John was most helpful recommending tradesmen to come in to do minor repairs work. John gave us copies of all documentation to read.

    He explained the Agreement, contract, Declaration, his Commission and any other paperwork that was required before he even suggested signing anything.

    John kept us well informed of the progress of Inspections and the Sale, exchange of contracts and Date of Settlement, as the sale progressed to a very satisfactory conclusion.

    I highly recommend Mr John Weaver to anyone who is thinking of buying or selling their property, to act for them as their Real Estate Agent.

    Dr Ian C, Hamilton

  3. Testimonial for Paula Applin

    17 April 2013

    To whom it may concern,

    Paula’s services were recommended to me by a business colleague to assist with the sale of my Father’s property.

    I simply cannot speak highly enough of Paula’s professionalism, demonstrable knowledge of the market and perhaps, most importantly, her warmth and consideration to the emotions and sensitivities involved in the selling process for my elderly Father.

    Paula combined the aforementioned with a very real prowess in marketing to generate significant interest in the property in a short period of time. This resulted in the highest possible selling price.

    I have no hesitation in recommending Paula’s services and plan to do so when ever my client are selling a property.

    Yours sincerely,

    Darren Jones

    Director, Jones Howard Pty Ltd

  4. Testimonial for Mark Gri

    Simon and I would like to thank you for making the experience of buying our apartment such a smooth one. From the moment we put in our first offer, we felt like you were working for us as much as the seller. You kept us informed each step of the way, and went out of your way to assist us (like when we wanted access afterhours to take more measurements).

    Briohny and Simon, Clayfield

  5. Testimonial for Mark Bisaro

    3 August 2012

    Dear Mark,

    Thank you for the successful sale of 18 Wilmington St, Wooloowin.

    Yours sales campaign and general approach to the marketing of the property was commendable and displayed your experience and knowledge of the area and current market trend. Between listing the property and a signed contract, the property was on the market for less than a week.

    We were confident at all times to be guided by your recommendations. We believe the pricing fitted well with the property and as such attracted a great deal of interest resulting in a quick sale with two additional back up contracts. It was your professionalism that put our mind at rest. We could not have asked for a better result.

    Then you Mark, we will certainly refer you and your services to those looking for an exceptional agent.

    Yours sincerely,

    Phillip & Christine Mathers

  6. Testimonial for John Weaver

    We were very apprehensive about how the sale of our property would go, given the downturn in the property market here in Brisbane.

    We had only just finalised the purchase of our current property through John the previous week and found the experience first class.

    We decided to enlist John as our agent in the sale because of the great stress free experience we had in the purchase of our current property.

    John was our first choice and he was enthusiastic and diligent from day one.

    My wife and I were very pleased with John’s overall salesmanship, his eye for detail and his endless advice on how to best present the property for sale.  We believe that it was these qualities that saw the conditional contract in place after only one week from the first listing, and as it turned out, on the first open house weekend.

    John possesses exceptional communication skills both with us as the vendor and also the buyers.  No question was any bother for him to answer and he was able to keep both parties ‘in the loop’ throughout the whole contract period.  The contract went unconditional without a hitch.

    My wife and I have no hesitation in recommending Havig & Jackson, and in particular John Weaver  as an agent to act upon your behalf in any sale or purchase of real estate within the greater Brisbane area.

    Warren & Valmia R, Hamilton


  7. Testimonial for Paula Applin

     18 June 2013

    Recently I sold a property in Hamilton employing Paula Applin as my agent.  I found her service courteous and professional during the entire period, from the initial appraisal to settlement.

    Paula made me feel very confident in her knowledge and ability to secure a successful sale. I was kept informed at all times on the progress of all inspections and Paula helped make the whole experience pleasant and positive.

    I thoroughly recommend Paula Applin to anybody who is contemplating selling or buying.

    Kate Francis

    18 Lynell Street  Hamilton


  8. Testimonial for Mark Gri

    After looking for about 12 months for a suitable property and having met many real estate agents, I met Mark when he showed me what was to become my new home. I found Mark to be interested in what I was looking for but not pushy. He would always return my calls within a reasonable time and acted and spoke with a calm, professional manner which made it easy for me to ask the questions that I needed to ask.

    Mary-Anne Ferris, Clayfield

  9. Testimonial for John Weaver

    Thank you for all the assistance that you’ve provided to us throughout the contract period.  You have been an absolute pleasure to deal with and I would have no hesitation in highly recommending you to family and friends who may in the future be in the market to either buy or sell.

    Your total professionalism throughout the process has made the ordeal of buying a property that much easier, especially knowing that you’ll respond when you say you will.

    It’s very unusual for me to send through my feedback, particularly when unsolicited, and I am doing so as it is extremely unusual to conduct any type of business with someone who is an absolute professional.  Kudos to you.

    Thank you very much for your assistance.

    Kym D, Hamilton

  10. Testimonial for Paula Applin

    19 June 2013

    I purchased my 2 bedroom villa in Nundah from Paula Applin (Havig & Jackson), back in 2010 when the property market was at its highest.

    Paula was fantastic from the start when I went to the “open home” she was really friendly, professional but not pushy and let me explore the property by myself and didn’t try to hard sell the home to me. End result was I purchased the Villa.

    Move forward 3 years to 2013 and due to work commitments interstate, I had to sell the property.

    I called Paula and we met that week, within 3 months Paula had sold my home, the market had dropped at least $20,000 in my area, but Paula marketed my property as “unique” and still managed to achieve a”boom” price for me even though the market had gone down.

    This showed Paula’s experience in the industry and that she is not only friendly, courteous, professional (even to the point of bringing her own towel for wet feet on rainy days for open homes) but that she is an asset to anyone who wishes to sell their property.

    Paula works really hard for “you” (the owner) and keeps you informed through the whole process and there wasn’t a single moment when I thought that Paula wouldn’t sell my home, because she is excellent at her profession, and she truly has a genuine care for the owner, and you feel as if you are her number one priority.

    Paula always returned phone calls and if she couldn’t answer your call, she would always text message if she was in a meeting or with other clients, so you always knew she was available and working for you at all times.

    I would have no hesitation and would highly recommend Paula Applin to anyone who was looking to sell their property.

    Kind Regards

    Greg Khan