Wayne shares how Wes helped him make an extra $80,000 wth a makeover
Wayne explains how he could never have achieved the extra $80,000 tax free profit without Wes and Real Estate Geelongs skill to identify what to do and what not to do, how to do it, and then help him finance it.
Lets let Wayne tell it as it is. Sold 15th Feb 2019
- Wayne Harwood
01 Sep 2020
Extremely fortunate Wes was recommend to me
"I had a few people recommend Wes to me, and am so very fortunate and happy they did! Due to being executor of a will I'd recently sold a few estate properties and had terrible experiences with most of the real estate agents, but Wes is a breath of fresh air.
He is honest, genuine, hard-working, committed, reliable, very passionate about real estate and professional - and it's unusual to meet any professional with such integrity and dedication these days. He went above and beyond with every aspect of the sale of my home, sorting out issues I know any other agent would have left me to deal with. His tenacity in resolving one particularly important issue successfully was especially appreciated.
Wes is indeed very different from other agents out there, and his approach to the sale of my home was very logical and thorough due to his extensive knowledge of the property market. He identified huge potential in my property due to his background in building, potential I wasn't fully aware existed and I can now see was invaluable in achieving the high price he did for my home.
Wes proved his approach works when he achieved a price above reserve I never expected to achieve, not before the pandemic and lockdown and certainly not after the difficulties Covid19 caused viewing sale properties and general buyer hesitancy. But it was very clear Wes was not going to accept anything less than what he'd promised he could achieve, and he achieved even more. I believe this was solely due to the way he communicated with potential buyers and his strong negotiation skills.
Wes is a very respectful, friendly person who not only handled all potential buyers well, was also very attentive to my needs during the sale process offering continued support and guidance. When the pandemic was declared right when I placed my home on the market I was shocked and upset as I couldn't postpone the sale, so it was very much appreciated I could count on Wes who was constantly reassuring and available for support any time I needed throughout that stressful period.
Wes also has a great team of tradespeople that can support clients in multiple ways from landscaping to painting to cleaning to styling etc, and the team at Real Estate Geelong are efficient and knowledgeable, all making the sale process as easy as possible for me. I have already recommended Wes to many and will always continue to do so, I simply can't recommend him highly enough! I hope to have a long association with Wes as I'm interested in property investment, and am thankful to know as my agent for each property Wes would ensure each sale was smooth and successful. Thank you for being not just such an awesome real estate agent Wes, but also a lovely person who is a pleasure to deal with, and absolutely got the result I could've only dreamed of!"
- Madison Wolf
22 Jun 2020
Wes Listened, Was Honest, Trustworthy And Invested In Helping Me Achieve My Goals!
I would like to thank the Real Estate Geelong team and especially Wes for achieving the sale of my home in Highton. I came to Wes at a friend’s recommendation after experiencing many problems with the sale of my home through another agent. Wes was extremely professional and yet approachable at the same time. He instilled the confidence in the sale of my home that I never had with the previous agent and I instantly felt re assured. Most importantly Wes took the time to listen and made sure you were aware of everything that was going on with the sale and were comfortable with any suggestions that were made. He constantly kept you informed and up to date and you never felt rushed. As a single mother it was really reassuring to know that there are still people like Wes who are honest and trustworthy and invested in helping you achieve your goals and just not after a quick sale. Thanks so much.
- Sally Jenning
03 Oct 2019
WES THORNTON, well what more can be said other than, a true professional.
Having previously sold a property with Wes there was no hesitation in engaging in Wes to market and sell a second property. Success was achieved after only the second open home, once again procuring an excellent selling price for me.
Wes exhibits an honest, down to earth approach when dealing with clients and is extremely reliable and trustworthy, his confidence and knowledge of the property market is clearly evident from the word go.
Thanks again Wes, you’re a true legend. Until the next project!
- Neil and Jodi Whyte
01 Jul 2019
Fantastic Result, You Achieved What You Said You would!
I just want to thank you for the fantastic result you achieved for us in the sale of our house.
You achieved exactly what you promised and in 2 weeks just outstanding. I know it is due to your commitment of knowing everything about your product, not just the house but the area it is situated in, the proximity to any assets that are close, in our case the supermarket, the ring road , CBD and schools. Each time you have sold for us I am amazed at what stats you have about the area. Thanks again and till next time we need your help.
Regards Paul & Rhonda
- Paul & Rhonda Desbrowe-Annear
14 Mar 2019
The most important recommendation we have ever acted upon!
Wes was recommended to us by a friend, and in hindsight I would say it was one of the most important recommendation we have ever acted upon.
Wes has more direct experience in property sales and development compared to the typical agent, and this was apparent from the first appraisal meeting. He gave us a much more optimistic opinion of our property's value than other agents, based on the location's potential.
Ultimately Wes was able to sell our house to a buyer who was looking to exploit that potential.
Throughout the process Wes was open and honest and demonstrated through his actions how seriously he took his obligations in acting as our agent. In fact it never felt like we were dealing with an "agency", just someone working really had to sell our house. To say Wes took our decision to sell through him seriously, would be understating it. Wes conducted himself as a professional who has a reputation to uphold.
Thanks so much Wes!
- Chris Freeman
23 Dec 2018
Hear from Cathy how we achieved $200,000 more than her previous agent.
Here Cathy details her experience dealing with Wes from Real Estate Geelong and how Wes achieved $200,000 more for her home in 21 days compared to her previous agent in 97 days. In Cathy’s words she explains how her previous agent use maintenance items to condition her to accept a lower price of $1.050m saying that's probably what it’s worth.
Wes was referred by a friend that had exceptional results using Wes and so she asked Wes in to inspect the property. Wes appraised the property at 1.2-1.25m and told Cathy he would absolutely achieve that result. Cathy said she felt disgruntled and hated her home after her previous experience with the last agent. Once she spoke to Wes, she was so excited she had finally found someone that had a passion for her home, someone that could easily identify all of the features that needed to be described and projected to prospective buyers to achieve a price that the property deserved. Wes was able to sell to Cathy the features and benefits so much so that she felt like she wanted to keep the home and no longer sell it.
21 days later Wes had the property sold and Cathy was set to collect $200k extra tax free in her pocket above what her previous agent was asking her to accept. Wes exceeded her every expectation in every aspect of her campaign. Cathy now only recommend Wes to everyone she knows to sell their property.
Cathy written Testimonial
Wes, I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for the great job you have done in selling my property. After being with another agent for three months and with only one very low offer in that time, I was feeling very despondent and doubtful that I could sell my property for a reasonable price. But then you were recommended to me, and from our first meeting I felt confident that you would get the job done. You came in with enthusiasm and a great knowledge of real estate in our area. You told me the price that you would get for me, and with a little patience, you were true to your word, achieving a price not only $200k more than the offer with the previous agent, but even more than I had initially hoped for. You made the whole process easy, and I am happily (and gratefully) singing your praises to everyone I know.
Thank you again, Cathy
Wandana Heights 3216
23 Nov 2018
I found Wes to be very professional!
I recently engaged Wes to give some advise and an appraisal on our family home. Wes visited our home and discussed our options using the years of experience he has both in real estate but also in the building industry which allows him to understand the viability of structural changes and repurposing buildings.
I found Wes to be very professional in his approach and he made suggestions that would benefit us financially and that we had not previously considered. If you are looking for some real estate advise beyond the normal appraisal and sales campaign options see Wes you will not be disappointed.
Thanks again for the appraisal.
- Ros Gledhill
20 Nov 2018
Sheralee Newcomb Sale - Part 2 of her selling experience using Wes Thornton
This is part 2 - Sheralee the vendor shares her experience using Wes from Real Estate Geelong on a recent Newcomb sale. This opens up stage two of what Wes does to support his clients where he assists his clients to locate and buy, approach home owners to source property or buy land and assist with advice to build.
24 Sep 2018
Sheralee sharing her experience selling through Wes from Real Estate Geelong
Here Sheralee, who was extremely nervous briefly shares her experience using Wes from Real Estate Geelong to manage her home sale. Sheralee was extremely grateful for how Wes managed the entire process making the sale as stress free as was possible.
23 Sep 2018
Jason discussing how Wes arranged and paid for remedial work to achieve a higher price to sell NOT drop the price like other agents.
Jason thought it was weird that Wes would want to lift the asking price of his property when they hadn’t received any firm offers to that date. Wes asked them to trust him as he had a strategy for why he felt it could work. Wes sold the property 3 weeks later. Wes said the interest in the property certainly increased in the new range which is why he is never afraid to lift an asking price when he knows he can justify its worth. 11 times in the last 3 years Wes has lifted the asking price on property and sold it for more. Often this occurs when Wes takes over a property from a failed campaign with another agent.
- Jason Feldman
Herne Hill 3218
01 Sep 2018
Jason telling it how it was using Wes to sell. Part 1of 2.
Here Jason speaks about how he had 5-7 agents in to appraise his property and why he decided to use Wes from Real Estate Geelong. He goes on to say how Wes’s Building and Construction background, property knowledge and experience made Wes a stand out against all other agents he interviewed. Jason said all real estate agents except Wes are like used car salesman looking for a pay day, their commission. Jason said virtually all of the agents talked down the home suggesting the kitchen, bathroom, ensuite and laundry need to be upgraded to achieve mid 500’s which was their goal.
Wes never talked down the property value at any time, didn’t focus on upgrading kitchen, bathroom, ensuite or laundry suggested by the other agents because mathematically spending that sort of money on a house this small would realise the return on investment without extending the home. Instead Wes set out to identify inexpensive ways of increasing the value of the home and taking attention away from other areas. Wes even increased the price of the home when he felt he wasn’t attracting the right buyer mindset and he never asks a vendor to lower their price expectation. He sold the property 3 weeks after increasing the price and sold if for 50k above Jason’s expectation.
- Jason Feldman
Herne Hill 3218
01 Sep 2018
Susan Jones shares her experience and how we achieved more for her property.
Here Susan shares her experience using Wes of Real Estate Geelong to sell her Herne Hill home. She talks about how the entire experience was 10 out 10 and she would only recommend Wes as her agent of choice. The entire process was stress free, easy and Wes exceeded Susan's expectations on price and service. Susan explains how there had been a fair number of people through but no one coming good with the right offer and so instead of lowering the price Wes suggested he would increase the price which he did and sold it in less than 3 weeks.
- Susan Jones
Herne Hill 3218
26 Aug 2018
A VERY BIG THANKYOU WES,
For all the time and effort that you invested into making the sale of our property an exciting experience.
We especially appreciate the fact that you always took the time to answer any concerns that we had, and always communicated with us, even on the smallest of updates.
Your follow, up after the sale of our property became unconditional, has been something that we haven't experienced from a real estate, before now, and has been the " icing on the cake!!!"
We no longer need to search for someone to take care of us when we need to sell a property, as we have finally found the right person to do it for us.
We look foreward to needing your expertise in the near future.
- Debbie and Milan Paroski
24 Jul 2018
LIFE CHANGING FOR OUR YOUNG FAMILY!
We are so grateful to have met Wes and had the opportunity to sell our home with him.
From our first meeting we felt at ease with Wes and put our complete trust in him. Prior to signing any paperwork, Wes went above and beyond to help us get the property ready for sale and to achieve the best possible outcome. Our house sold after just one open and we truly believe he was the only agent who could have possibly got that record-breaking figure.
We are still pinching ourselves with the result as it far exceeded our expectations and the whole experience has been a life changing for our young family.
Before, during and even after the sale Wes has been reliable, approachable, professional and efficient. The entire process was completely stress free and we honestly couldn't have asked any more of him.
We will be recommending Wes to all our family and friends and we look forward to using him again in the future. It was an absolute pleasure Wes, we cannot thank you enough!....Brianna and Lachlan White.
- Brianna and Lachlan White
10 Jul 2018
PROFESSIONAL, WELL RESEARCHED, EXEMPLARY COMMUNICATOR.
"I initially met Wes whilst he was at an open for inspection at a property he was selling. His professional and easy going manner at that time resulted in me asking him to attend my property to provide his opinion on marketing and selling my home.
Wes clearly undertakes substantial research on a property prior to his attendance at initial appointments. His depth of knowledge and in particular his manner resulted in me engaging his services. I was not disappointed in my choice across the advertising, showing and sale of my home.
Wes was more than happy to roll up his sleeves to help prepare the property for sale, was ever willing to bring people through and demonstrated that he was prepared to spend the extra time on site if needed.
His communication skills are exemplary and I particularly enjoyed his lively sense of humour!
I would be delighted in recommending Wes to anyone wishing to sell their property.
As I subsequently also bought the property that I initially met Wes at I can also recommend him as a highly ethical and fair professional from a buyers perspective."
- Karen Moyle
04 Jul 2018
Wes Told Me What I Would Get And He Was True To His Word!
Wes, I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for the great job you have done in selling my property.
After being with another agent for three months and with only one very low offer in that time, I was feeling very despondent and doubtful that I could sell my property for a reasonable price.
But then you were recommended to me, and from our first meeting I felt confident that you would get the job done. You came in with enthusiasm and a great knowledge of real estate in our area. You told me the price that you would get for me, and with a little patience, you were true to your word, achieving a price not only $200k more than the offer with the previous agent, but even more than I had initially hoped for.
You made the whole process easy, and I am happily (and gratefully) singing your praises to everyone I know.
Thank you again, Cathy Desbrowe-Annear
- Cathy Desbrowe-Annear
Wandana Heights 3216
03 Jul 2018
Integrity, honesty and really works hard for the best price!!
If you are selling your property and want someone who believes in integrity, honesty and really works hard for the best price of your property Wes is your man, he certainly is ours.
Having been in Real Estate myself and know the games some agents tend to play, Wes impressed me right from the start when asked to look at one of our properties for sale.
The background work he puts into giving you a realistic price, advises where you could do some small upgrades to be able to gain the most from his selling technique and achieve your desired outcome.
- Ann Thomson
14 Nov 2017
ALL WE CAN SAY IS WOW!!!
Wes is a first class, high caliber real estate agent who achieved a sale price that was $170,000 more than our previous agent could achieve.
There is no doubt that real estate is his passion, his knowledge and networking skills enabled us to get an amazing result with no stress and in a very short space of time.
Wes knows the marketplace and represented our home on a highly professional level taking the time to thoroughly qualify all perspective buyers before any inspections.
Thank you so much Wes, it was a pleasure working with you.
- Neil and Jodi Whyte
17 Jul 2017
WES IS HONEST AND GOOD TO HIS WORD!
Wes was great to work with regarding the sale of our property. Extremely professional, great communication, nothing was too much trouble down to the last detail. Wes approached the sale of our property with great enthusiasm and a demonstrated rapport with all interested parties. Wes is honest and good to his word. A rare commodity these days. I would definitely recommend Wes.
- David White
08 Jul 2017
VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE AGENT
I was recommended Wes by my son and I was not disappointed with his market knowledge and commitment to selling my home. He sold it for the amount he said I would get for it.
All the way through with the sale it was never any trouble for him to advise me on any information I wanted and was always contactable.
I would recommend Wes to anyone knowing he will always look after their best interests. Thanks Wes!
- Ellen Trethowan
05 Jun 2017
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED AGENT!
Wes is an outstanding professional in every aspect - honest, reliable and hardworking, with great communication skills!
He is responsive to calls and thoughtful in his approach. Wes went above and beyond in his support of us, and we felt very confident that Wes was working very hard to achieve the best results he could for us.
- Julie Deitrich & Linda Saffron (Vendor)
10 May 2017
Wes was a pleasure to deal with. Extremely professional and easy to communicate with. He went above and beyond to get the result we were looking for.
Would highly recommend Wes to anyone.
- George Samarandache
Mount Doran 3334
29 Mar 2017
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, FANTASTIC AGENT!
Our country property presented a unique challenge for Wes, as it is completely unlike anything else in the area. We knew it would take time to find the right buyer, and it did, but we got there in the end.
When we, the vendors, were feeling down and despondent thinking we would never sell, or at least not for a reasonable price, Wes kept us positive.
He was in constant communication with us so we always knew what was happening and what her was doing. We could have sold at a lower price several times, which of course would have been a much easier route for the agent, but Wes never once suggested we do so a he genuinely wanted to get the best result for us that he could.
He never lost faith in the property or in his ability to find the right buyer. He put in countless hours with Open for Inspections, staying in touch with us, and creating and following up leads; and all this under time pressure and keeping advertising costs to a minimum for us, due to our personal situation.
His negotiating skills, I honestly believe, are second to none in the area. In a slow, country market and with a very unique property, he eventually secured a sale for us that was approximately $100,000 higher than what other agents had initially estimated it would sell for.
Thank you so much for seeing this one through Wes, and for getting the best result possible for us.
- Bronwen White
29 Mar 2017
Will use again. Full knowledge of area. Great advise. No bull.
- Ian Trevethan Buyer Testimonial
17 Mar 2017
FIRST HOME BUYER EXPERIENCE
I couldn’t have asked for a better introduction to the world of real-estate – Wes was both patient and generous with his knowledge, taking the time to talk me through all the details of the contract and sale process.
- This client prefers to remain private
10 Mar 2017
GREAT AGENT WHO GETS THE JOB DONE WITH HONESTY.
Wes presented himself like no other agent we have dealt with over the years in purchasing and selling property. His honesty and understanding of aspects of good construction with consistent communication and feedback. He achieved our goal in relation to our sell price in a good window of time.
- Peter Dunn
09 Mar 2017
EXCELLENT SERVICE GREAT COMMUNICATION!
Excellent service great communication looking forward to doing business again!
Experienced and knowledge agent, we would recommend them to our friends buyers or sellers.
- Mick and Vera
East Geelong 3219
15 Jan 2017
WES WAS 10/10 AS AN AGENT!
Wes was 10/10 as an agent he went above and beyond anything we could have expected as a purchaser
- Jemma and Josh Readhead (Purchasers)
06 Jan 2017
WE WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND WES!
We really appreciated Wes' relational approach and expertise in building. He kept us informed through out the process and was willing to go the extra mile. We enjoyed the experience and were thankful it sold so quickly. We would definitely recommend Wes.
- Ben & Elizabeth Saunders
16 Dec 2016
Excellent result due to his knowledge of the Belmont area!
We chose Wes to sell our unit from other estate agents because of his excellent knowledge of the Belmont area, he created a portfolio of the area from many sources and was able to estimate the value of our property and his estimate turned out to be spot on.
Wes was very prompt and hard working, available to discuss things and get us answers straight away.
If I was looking to sell or even buy another property I would use Wes. Very pleased with his capabilities.
- Paul and Rhonda
06 Dec 2016
We have found Wes to be hard working, enthusiastic & knowledgeable with regard to the property market. He is very personable and will go the extra mile to get you the result you want.
- Ted and Deborah Wilson
02 Dec 2016
WES IS A TOP NOTCH VERY EXPERIENCED AGENT.
I would certainly recommend Wes as an agent.Auction result achieved were well in excess of market expectation.
This was due to his hard work attracting potential buyers, experience of the area and his understanding of the buildings potential due to his building background.
He presents extremely well, is articulate, not aloof, is very professional and creates a relaxed environment to all parties.
- Roger Gledhill
Geelong West 3218
02 Dec 2016
GEELONG HOUSE PURCHASE - EXCELLENT SERVICE
When we bought our house in Geelong our agent was Wes Thornton. Though this was not our first time buying house but was the first in Geelong suburb. He is extremely professional and knowledgeable.
He has always answered every call or email no matter what time of day or night it was. His professionalism, knowledge and honesty is much respected and appreciated.
We never felt that he was just trying to sell us a house, but that he was a mentor to answer my questions and help me to make the best decision for my family.
Thanks again Wes for being such a pleasure to work with.
- Sree Nair & Girish
01 Dec 2016
HIGHLY PROFESSIONAL - HIGH FIVE FOR WES!
I come from Melbourne but works in Geelong. I have been very impressed by Wes high level of professionalism. He truly goes above and beyond what you would expect from an agent by helping navigate the many issues( example tradesmen/ conveyances etc ).
He is very generous with his time and always make himself available at short notice. I would have no problem to recommend him to anyone wishing to employ his services. Alain
- Alain Chan
Geelong West 3218
24 Nov 2016
TOP LEVEL SERVICE FROM THIS AGENT
Very genuine honest clear communicative friendly agent well studied and with a lot of knowledge of the area. I will certainly be recommending him to others
- Roger Gledhill (Buyer)
East Geelong 3219
24 Nov 2016
Wes is very professional and has a broad knowledge of the property market.He is a pleasure to deal with. Highly recommended.
- Bruno Zangari
23 Nov 2016
WES WOULD ABSOLUTELY, WITHOUT DOUBT, BE THE ONLY AGENT WE WOULD CONSIDER IF AND WHEN WE SELL OR BUY AGAIN
From the first inspection of the property through all the negotiations and settlement we were so impressed with Wes. Not only impressed with his knowledge of the area and the property itself but his sincerity and genuine warmth.
Relocating a young family is a huge step in life so we are so grateful that Wes was the Real Estate Agent selling the property. Wes was prompt with responding to any queries, went out of his way to make the process convenient and pain free for us.
His professionalism, expertise in all things Geelong and Surf Coast and, in general, his warm and sincere nature is a winning combination. Wes negotiated fairly and with the utmost professionalism.
Due to his efforts we were able to secure the property prior to Auction. Both George and I could not recommend him more. Wes would absolutely, without doubt, be the only agent we would consider if and when we sell or buy again.
- Linda Jeske and George Brown (Buyer)
23 Oct 2016
AMAZING STRESS FREE FRIENDLY AND PROSPEROUS JOURNEY
It gives us great pleasure to pass on our gratitude for the amazing stress free, friendly and prosperous journey you successfully achieved in selling our residence. As newcomers to Geelong, you were highly recommended to us and after a few meetings showed us qualities we were hoping for such as honesty, friendliness, knowledge of the home, surrounding estates and a plan to work to.
From all this we were impressed by the preparation of your knowledge based on actual facts from all aspects about our house, advising and guidance to finishing touches in presenting our home to your very high standard, setting up goals in achieving not only ours but your expectation, a time frame to include a possible second option should we need it and always giving guidance to any legal or relative sale issues and all this, before any presentation was made to the public.
We could not have asked of any more from you as your professionalism in knowing and believing in your product, setting up the process, delivering and achieving the best result, proved second to none.
We will be proud in recommending your services. Chris and Leo Tancredi. 0408194911.
- Christine & Leo Tancredi
23 Mar 2016
HERE’S 500,000 REASONS WHY YOU WANT WES ON YOUR TEAM!
Wes’s building and development was all I needed to convince me he knew what he was doing. He believed in what he could achieve and had the figures and support evidence to justify it. He sold it to me so well it made me think we shouldn't be selling!
As a result and because of Wes, we now have an additional '$500,000 TAX FREE' that we wouldn't have if I'd gone with the other agents that appraised the property.
The lowest appraisal I received was $1 million dollars and the highest appraisal was $1.1 million. Wes however believed he could achieve between $1.6 - $1.7 million and he did exactly that. So if you're selling and you haven't spoken to Wes, then you should because I can give you 500,000 reasons why you should!!!
If you want to achieve the highest price, you absolutely MUST speak to Wes.