My sister and I were exceptionally pleased with Alyce’s efforts in the selling of our Mother’s house. We set her a target price which was in the upper range of all our quotes and she was able to deliver a sale under auction conditions within three weeks.
This was testament to her extensive data base of prospective clients and her persuasive skills in being able to get potential buyers to up their offers.
Alyce was a delightful person to deal with and she kept me informed of any developments on a regular basis. Alyce made what can be a very painful process relatively easy.
“We retired and emigrated from the U.K. in 2006 to be near our family. So when it came to downsizing from our home in 2015 we knew very little about procedures in selling a property in Australia.
Our son recommended Peter Burns since to his knowledge Peter had lived most of his life in Brighton and would have a good knowledge of the property market. At our first interview with Peter and Alyce they were very polite, informative, helpful and encouraging. We had no hesitation in signing them up to handle the sale of our property. We never once regretted this. There was always clear communication and professionalism and advise whenever it was needed.
Both Peter and Alyce were always helpful when we needed names of trades people etc.
Should any of our family or friends need to sell their properties, we would have no hesitation in highly recommending Alyce, Peter and the Peter F Burns team to manage their sale.”
“Despite a rather challenging sale, Alyce conducted herself flawlessly. Her ability to manage the several parties involved in our sale was exceptional and her advice on how best to present our house helped us attract the right people. Signage, online advertising and brochures were of the highest quality.”
“Myles, we cannot thank you enough for the efficient and professional way in which you went about selling our house in Somerton Park. Although you came recommended to us, we met with a number of local Agents beforehand to ensure we made an informed decision and contracted the right agent. During our first meeting you told us with quiet confidence that you could get $20k more for our place than any other agent. This, I believe turned out to be totally true and reflects the 40 years of experience you have had in negotiating with potential buyers.
Your strategy of opening our home five times in seven days paid off and we couldn’t have been happier or more surprised with the 8 offers we received for our property within the space of a week. You essentially managed to turn what could have been a much longer and drawn out process into a relatively quick and easy one. Trying to keep our house clean and tidy with two young boys running around was never going to be an easy task, so making the process short, sharp and shiny definitely worked for us.
We were seriously impressed by your energy and motivation to sell our house for the best possible price. Forty years in the business does not seem to have dulled your enthusiasm for selling houses! Your policy of always returning texts and calls as quickly as possible also made us feel like we were your only clients and that our business was of the upmost importance to you.
Added to this, is the fact that you were a pleasure to deal with, bringing light-heartedness and humor to what is undoubtedly an intense period of time in your life. We valued your straight-talking approach to the whole process.
To top it all off, you then also offered to bid for us, free of charge, on a house we decided to try and buy at auction. Having never bid at auction before, it was reassuring to know that we had experience and strategy on our side. Unfortunately, we lost out to bidders with deeper pockets than ourselves but we are extremely grateful to you for giving up your time on a Saturday morning to help us out.
We will wholeheartedly recommend you to friends and family who decide to sell in the future. You have restored our faith in the existence of ethical, motivated and hard-working estate agents! Many Thanks.”
“From day one you have been outstanding. You’ve provided us with a quality service with your wealth of knowledge and insight into the real estate market. Professional and friendly at all times, you were clear and informative about the process of selling our property and were able to sell our property within a week of being on the market, for a price we were pleased with. You’ve been very easy to communicate with, responding to our questions promptly and have kept us updated with all progress and processes involved. You were referred to us highly recommended by family friends and we will be recommending you to our own family and friends – and hopefully working with you again in the not too distant future.”
“We would like to say a big thank you to Peter F. Burns Real Estate for helping us to buy our dream home! We were a bit unsure on all the processes involved but Alyce at Peter F. Burns helped us through the entire experience step by step. Nothing was too much trouble, from advising us on anything from brokers to roller doors she looked after us all the way. The best part for me was the communication, I knew what was expected/needed on each given day, where we were with negotiations, paperwork, dates and finance. If we were ever to sell this home I would definitely go through Peter F. Burns, I know they would do not only the right thing by the vendor but also for the purchaser, and making sure the sale would go through successfully! I found the whole team trustworthy and diligent and we are very happy with the outcome. It’s nice to know that we as a purchaser mattered to them just as much as the vendor did! Thank you!”
“After being recommended Peter F. Burns Real Estate from a trusted friend, I had Peter Burns & Alyce Young personally inspect my property and give me a very real honest appraisal and what I needed to do to get my house sold. Dealing with Alyce, I found her to be extremely professional, keeping me updated every step of the way and giving excellent advice to help me achieve my end goal. Working interstate could have made the process more trickier but Alyce took care of all the detail and I would recommend anyone selling or buying a house to use Peter F. Burns Real Estate.”
“Pauline and I would like to offer our apologies for not having written sooner, to thank you for your sterling work performed on our behalf, in the purchase of 161a Brighton Road. As this was only our second property for us to have purchased in Australia since moving her in 2009 from the UK, feeling confident and being re-assured that we were buying the right property, was naturally important to us. Being given support and accurate information on-time played a huge part in our decision to eventually proceed in purchasing our wonderful new home, as did your personal approach and professional conduct.
We cannot thank you enough for your advice and guidance leading up to the purchase and of course for its continuation as we now move forward and settle in. We would also like to thank you for facilitating introductions to others who were invaluable in lending their support during the buying process (your colleague Jane, and Matthew Kelly – a real ‘find’ and a true gentleman), for instance.
We are so pleased with our property in terms of its locality and subsequent lifestyle it now offers to our family. It too was a real find Myles and so were you! We are only sorry that we weren’t able to appoint you personally to market our former property in Aberfoyle Park, but had we not already committed ourselves to a local agent before having met you, we most certainly would have opted for your services, based on your professionalism and integrity. In ending, Pauline and I would like to thank you once again Myles for helping to make our dream possible and for your support and belief along the way in the future. Kind Regards and Best Wishes!”
“When i called Myles Pearce to come and discuss the sale of my home later in the year, I never dreamt that a month later, there would be a contract on my home. I followed Myles advice to put my home on the market before the influx of “Spring properties” hit the market and spent three weeks preparing my home for sale. My home sold in its first week on the market.
Myles was, as ever, the ultimate professional. He was always there to support, advise and help and was always able to supply me with the phone numbers of people who could help me prepare my home for the sale, quickly and professionally.
I really appreciated his advice to enlist the help of a home stylist. Vincenza Pearce was a great help with her fresh ideas and her inspirations on how to make the best of my homes features. She also supplied accessories which really helped in the presentation. It tells the tale that only one open inspection needed to be held.
I am so glad I enlisted Myles Pearce to sell my home. Myles is very thorough in his preparations and realistic in his pricing. He made a point of keeping in touch and keeping me informed with what was happening in relation to the sale, which I really appreciated. I have now been able to move on in my life with his help.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Myles Pearce to anyone who is looking to sell their home. I can assure you that the sale will be handled effectively, professionally and quickly.
Thank you and well done Myles!”
“I would like to thank you for all your assistance in the sale of my house at Aldinga Beach.
It was not an easy decision to sell my first home. I had spent months procrastinating on whether to sell or rent it out. I am glad that Bridgette recommended you. After meeting with you I knew that putting the house up for sale was the right thing to do and having realistic deadlines set made things a lot easier for me to get everything prepared.
The sale was relatively quick from the time the house was put on the market and I am very happy with the price you negotiated for me. You have kept me regularly updated on how things were progressing regularly and explained things clearly.
It has been a real pleasure to deal with you and I have found you to be very professional, dedicated, organised, honest, reliable, friendly and helpful.
I highly recommend you to anyone that is looking to buy or sell a house and I know who to go to if I am looking to buy or sell again in the future.”