I wanted to thank you and your business in writing for the excellent result you achieved for my wife and I in securing the ideal property for us last weekend.
In appointing you to find us the ideal rental property, I already had high expectations as I had been aware of the work you had performed for a number of our clients in the past. I must say that having worked with you on this project over the last four weeks, my high expectations were in fact exceeded.
In particular I was impressed with the range of appropriate properties you found for our review, your guidance in coming down to a shortlist that met our criteria, and then the strategy that you designed and then implemented on auction day to secure the selected property was amazing. Please also thank Pauline for her fine cameo and behind the scenes work!
I also really appreciate your communication with us to keep us focused on the important criteria, letting us know what we had to do and when, keeping us informed of what you were hearing from the market and letting us know what was realistic and what was unrealistic.
The results speak for themselves - you have been able to:
- secure a property for us
- that has had a thorough building inspection
- in a location that we did not think that we could access
- at a price below our budget
- with a contract that has been checked to protects our interests
- that will create wealth for us into the future
- with almost no stress
- in less than four weeks.
I have to admit that even in my most optimistic of moments, I expected that it would take us many attempts to secure a suitable property. I am still pinching myself to realise that the project is complete already - and our property is in that location!
I hate to think about how many weekends we would have lost and how much money we would have wasted and what level of property we would have settled for without your help.
I would be pleased to talk to any of your prospective clients to happily take them through your brilliant process and the fine result you achieved for us.
We look forward to working with you and the Property Mavens team again for our next property search.
Tony Rule, Partner TAG Financial
I have known Miriam Sandkuhler for 12 years and have often shared mutual clients with her in a professional capacity.Most recently I have dealt with her in her role as a Buyer Advocate and Property Investment Advisor. Throughout this property transaction, I was extremely impressed with her knowledge, expertise, professionalism, attention to detail and her negotiation skills - all of which were used to the substantial financial benefit of the buyer.
She used clauses in the contract of sale which were incredibly thorough and stringent for a Buyer Advocate. These enabled her to renegotiate the terms of the offer after a pre inspection indicated $35,000 worth of repairs being required on the property that was purchased. Had the inspections not been part of the conditions of the contract of sale, this could have spelt disaster for they buyer. However and due to the very specific clauses she used, Miriam was able to renegotiate the terms of the offer.
Having witnessed first-hand what Miriam does to protect her clients and secure the best deal possible, I would have no hesitation in referring any of my clients, family or friends to her to act as their Buyer Advocate or Property Investment Advisor.
Mandi Morison, Director - Sargeants Port Phillip Conveyancing, Melbourne
As a Certified Practising Valuer or Sworn Valuer, my job is to provide fair and impartial assessments of property for a number of purposes including property settlement, tax and pre-sale or pre-purchase valuations. These valuations can either be assessed ‘as is’, or ‘as if complete’. We also specialise in investment property depreciation schedules.
I have dealt with Miriam Sandkuhler on a number of occasions and find her diligent, hard-working and proactive in her business relationships, to the point where I am extremely impressed with her as a person and her professionalism.
In our professions too often we find individuals or couples entering sometimes for the first time into the property market purchasing one of the biggest assets in their lives and (even with the best intentions) often make costly mistakes. What many people do not seem to realise is that by appointing an industry professional could easily save you tens of thousands of dollars. The trade-off between paying upfront fees versus buying property well in my opinion is well worthwhile. I highly recommend Property Mavens in the light of this opinion.
Colin Robertson, Certified Valuer - Value Melbourne
"We were familiar with property investing to start with - but on the East side of Melbourne - which we felt was past the opportunity buying stage. We wanted to get a better investment grade property in an area which had the potential for long term growth - so out West we went. Not being familiar with this side of town and the good and bad areas we knew NOT to do this on our own (we had made errors in the past by buying in the wrong part of a good suburb and knew not to repeat the same mistakes).
The guidance and advice provided was very professional and Miriam's communication with all the parties involved meant that it was a methodical and streamlined process. Guiding us on our expectations was where we started (once again - this area was different to what we were used to so we needed to be educated on what the right formula was for investment grade properties in the areas we were looking in).
Property Mavens provides the ideal service for time poor people who want to invest in property but also for anyone who is inexperienced - having Miriam do the negotiations for you saves a LOT of stress in the process.
Great work - and not only will recommend her again - but HAVE already done so. "
Michelle Griffiths, Accountant and Financial Planner - TAG Financial