Expert, independent advice to assist with a seamless, stress-free sale of your property, leading to a better result at no direct cost to you.
Award-winning vendor advocacy
Property Mavens is a multi-award-winning, Melbourne property advocacy firm. We help dowsizers, upsizers, expats, tree changers, sea changers, investors and owner-occupiers sell efficiently, enabling optimised outcomes. Property sellers can benefit from our expertise, leading them seamlessly through the property sales process.
Based in Melbourne, Australia, we pride ourselves on our dedication to achieving the best results with every property sale with the benchmark, industry-leading, evidence-based advice.
Property Mavens are not affiliated with any real estate agent, we're totally independent and will act in your best interests at all times.
As a vendor advocate Melbourne trusts, we assure you that when you engage our vendor advocacy service, you will enjoy the difference.
Property Mavens tailor a personal consultative approach to selling that places high emphasis on clear, open, and concise communication, empathy for your individual situation, and professionalism to make the sale of your house or investment property as stress-free as possible.
Why do I need a vendor advocate?
Selling a home or investment property is typically one of the biggest and most stressful transactions people will make. There is the risk of engaging the wrong agent or agency and making significant and costly mistakes.
Vendor advocates, also known as seller advocates, are licenced real estate agents who act as your personal advisor to ensure you achieve the best result when selling your property.
The first important decision is which real estate agent and agency to use. But how do you know which agent is going to achieve the maximum sale price? Especially, when agents can over inflate the value of a property to secure the listing.
Entrusting a real estate agent to sell what is likely your most valuable possession is a difficult decision.
A vendor must trust that the selling agent is experienced, thoroughly understands the current market, knows the precise marketing strategy to use, the method of sale to recommend, is charging a fair and equitable fee to sell your property, and most importantly will get you the best possible price and terms.
This is when having a vendor's advocate can help safeguard you and provide a stress-free experience.
Vendor advocates will guide you through the process, providing a personal service with impartial feedback and advice, helping you make the best decisions that will ultimately affect the outcome of the sale of your property.
Property Mavens are licensed real estate agents who provide a transparent and unbiased service to help you find and select the best selling agent and agency when selling your property.
We act on your behalf and will communicate your best interests to your chosen real estate agent throughout the entire sales process. Whether you are based locally, interstate, or overseas, you don't even need to deal with the selling agent.
Property Mavens take the stress out of the whole sales process, so you can rest assured that you have the very best chance of achieving the maximum sale price for your property.
Did we mention our service is FREE to you?
Our vendor advocacy service will cost you nothing. We organise payment by sharing the commission with the selling agent selected to sell your property.
So, not only will our vendor advocate service likely save you a substantial amount of money, it won't cost you any extra.
The first step in our process is to invite vetted local real estate agents who have a proven track record of finding qualified buyers and the right skills set, to conduct their appraisals. After which, we thoroughly interview the shortlisted agents who will present their sales approach, including their market appraisal, proposed marketing strategy and budget, as well as their fee or commission.
Consideration is given to the recommended method of sale and any recommendations for property improvements.
We then consult with you and evaluate each of the proposals and recommend who we believe the best agent and agency will be to sell your property and achieve the best result; However, ultimately, the final selection is at the vendor's discretion.
Unfortunately, some real estate agents can set unrealistic expectations to win your listing, only to leave sellers' hopes slowly deflated.
So we independently appraise your property. We provide balanced feedback and help set realistic expectations of what your home could fetch in the current property market.
After the agent is appointed, we then collaboratively work with the agent to oversee the correct completion of agreements and ensure the marketing campaign meets your requirements and budget. We liaise with the agent who organises professional photography of your property, schedules open inspections, and appointments.
Throughout the process we keep you updated, providing all feedback to ensure a smooth process so that everything stays on course through to settlement.
We are present throughout the sales campaign and work directly with the selling agents on your behalf.
We maintain open communication with you to keep you informed throughout the entire process, including providing public feedback and expert suggestions.
Property Mavens, in conjunction with the agent, will relay buyer feedback and disclose all offers received from buyers.
Benefits of using our vendor advocate service
Our service and advice does not cost you anything extra and can save you a substantial amount of stress and money
Selling a home can consume hours of your day and the sales process can sometimes drag on for several months. We save you time by acting on your behalf and coordinating everything with the real estate agent so you don't have to.
Our feedback is unbiased and balanced. We will provide independent and objective feedback and offer a bespoke solution that has been designed especially for your property and requirements.
We source the best agency and selling property agent, by interviewing them for skills and expertise and then review and negotiate the agent's agreements, costs, and commission on your behalf, with your preferred agent.
We optimise advertising costs to get the right result, oversee the sales process and continually work with the appointed real estate agent to ensure you secure the best possible outcome from the market.
We ensure clients aren't misled and sell for the right market price!
Your best interests are always our top priority. We will tirelessly work to ensure you are kept informed at each step of the campaign as it progresses.
We eliminate stress. From the moment you pick up the phone to call us, to settlement, we will endeavor to make the entire process seamless.
Our Vendor Advocacy Process
When acting as property advocates Property Mavens leave nothing to chance.
We source the best agents, with the best skillset, experience and sales strategy to generate the best outcome for you.
Search the market and interview the best agents
Assess agents sales and marketing proposals
Agent recommendations and engagement
Campaign and marketing sign off
Oversee sales campaign and agent liaison
Ongoing insight and guidance generates a successful SOLD result