I recently had to move my elderly mother into aged care at short notice, which meant packing up and preparing her home for sale. A family member recommended I contact John De Leo, as he had sold a number of properties for her, and he had also sold my grandmother’s home when she made the move to aged care. I contacted John, along with two other local agents and invited them to provide an appraisal and quote.
It was an easy decision to put my business with John. Although his quote was not the highest I received, I felt it was the more considered and realistic given the current market, and I felt he was someone I could trust. Over the course of the following weeks, I found my trust was not misplaced, it was valued by John.
John was able to advise me as to what legal requirements needed to be met in selling mum’s house under my Enduring Power of Attorney. I felt reassured and confident throughout the whole process.
His advice and experience was invaluable to me every step of the way. He gave good sound advice as to what I could do to the house and garden within a tight budget to maximise the home’s appeal. This saved me a lot of money which I may have otherwise spent unnecessarily. He was so wonderful, he even lent me the bar stools from his own home to complete the look for our home open!
He turned up when he said he would, on time, every time. He gave honest feedback, he was professional, easy to work with and he secured a buyer for me in a very tough market. He dealt with every aspect of the sale of mum’s house from beginning to end in the most straight forward, efficient and seamless way.
I have gone on to highly recommend John to any of my friends selling their property. It was a pleasure to work with him and I would have no reservations speaking on his behalf to anyone requiring a real estate agent for their property.