Vendor Testimonials

Vendor Testimonials

Vendor Testimonials

Premium Residential


To Whom It May Concern:

We have sold a number of houses over the years and have dealt with a variety of agents. Mikki Finlay sold our latest property and as a seller we will now use no other agent.

The differentiation between Mikki and any other agent is that Mikki Finlay acts exclusively for a vendor. Mikki appreciates that her job is to achieve the highest possible outcome for the sale of your home. At the same time she does not shirk from delivering candid and honest feedback during the entire process – from initial assessment, the marketing process through to final negotiations. In our experience, the vast majority of agents are more interested in the buyer rather than the vendor – if they can’t sell my home, they will try to sell you someone else’s. Most agents end up being a buyer’s agent, not the vendor’s agent. With Mikki Finlay you get an agent who is totally focussed on achieving the best possible outcome for the vendor whilst at the same time maintaining integrity and delivering honest market feedback.

Mikki is a pleasure to deal with and establishes a trust and wonderful rapport with her clients.

Colin & Amanda McKenzie
Sellers

To Whom It May Concern:

Mikki Finlay is by far the best real estate agent we have ever used and we have sold many properties over the past 25 years. Mikki is completely focussed on one thing – and that is you, her client. She doesn’t shy away from giving fearless, honest and practical advice and is in your corner every step of the selling process. Mikki is the consummate professional, her integrity is above reproach and feedback is the cornerstone of her approach. Mikki has sold two properties for us, both within 4 days of listing and for the price we were thrilled with. We love where we live and couldn’t imagine selling again, but if we do we will not sell without Mikki Finlay Premium Residential.

To Whom It May Concern:

If you are looking for premium service and results you will certainly find Mikki and her team deliver. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them. After almost 6 months listed with another agency, Mikki achieved an outcome in under two weeks and our only regret was we didn’t meet her sooner. The care, attention to detail and service we received was outstanding and well beyond any experience we have had with other agents in the past. AND… There will only ever be one agent we use in the future. Thank you Mikki.
Jodie and Jacek Perlinski Sellers
Sellers

To Whom It May Concern:

We recently had the pleasure of dealing with Mikki Finlay in her capacity as real estate agent for the seller of the property we purchased.

Mikki went out of her way to make the process as smooth as possible for us. She enabled us to liaise with the seller in a very prompt and friendly manner and she was forthcoming with all the details about the property which in turn allowed us to make an informed decision about purchasing the property.

We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Mikki as a real estate agent.
Anna Dube Buyer

To Whom It May Concern:

Delighted! We could not have been more pleased with Mikki Finlay’s professional marketing and sale of our apartment which resulted in an excellent outcome. Subsequently we had dealings with Mikki and her staff as tenants and, having previous experience as landlords, were very impressed with their professionalism. Highly recommend!

Jenny and Ross Watkins Sellers

To Whom It May Concern:

Mikki Finlay delivered to us an awesome result selling our property at 82 Windermere Road, Hamilton, in just 48 hours! She came to us after we had previously liaised with other agents, and gave us needed confidence in this depressed market. We found her honest, attentive and astute, constructing a market plan, but managing to find a buyer even before its implementation. We are grateful that she was so efficient in getting almost an immediate sale.

Consequently, we are confident and proud to recommend Mikki and her team to others.

Dennis & Soty Dionyssiou
Vendors

To Whom It May Concern:

Mikki, thank you for the work you did in selling our house. Your professional approach, your straightforward and direct manner, and your market knowledge have been very helpful.

By keeping us regularly informed prior to the auction, you provided us with the information we required at each decision-making step in the process.

The comprehensive marketing plan covered many avenues of exposure to potential buyers. In particular, having open houses on both Saturdays and Sundays was very useful.

I am delighted to have achieved the result we did, and am very grateful to you for your efforts.

Vendor
61 Sutton Street, Chelmer

To Whom It May Concern:

I am writing to thank you for the excellent job you did in selling my house at New Farm.

As a Builder/Developer, I have dealt with many Real Estate Agents in both acquiring and selling properties. I can honestly say I have never come across an Agent with such professionalism and sales acumen as yourself.

The process, from initial contact with you thru to a successful auction was a dream. You are a wealth of knowledge, were always readily available to help, gave accurate feedback during marketing and above all, achieved an excellent result!

Thanks again Mikki, I’m looking forward to dealing with you well into the future

Vendor

21 Villiers Street, New Farm

To Whom It May Concern:

Selling a house can often be an emotional and stressful time. I am pleased to say however, with Mikki Finlay as our agent, it was not stressful. We even managed to have some good laughs along the way!

From the outset Mikki gave us a realistic understanding of the process involved in the sale of our family home. A detailed marketing plan was presented. This resulted in not only local buyers being drawn to the house but also buyers from interstate and overseas. Five bidders were present on the day of the auction resulting in our home being sold for a record price for non riverfront in Chelmer; a remarkable achievement given the current state of the market.

Mikki was professional in her approach at all times. Nothing was ever too much bother and she was always just a phone call away. I am grateful for the smooth and efficient manner in which our home was sold.

Vendors

175 Victoria Avenue, Chelmer

To Whom It May Concern:

Mikki, many thanks for marketing our property at Chelmer. We were very pleased with the marketing exposure achieved in the Courier Mail, and the number of groups through. The whole process was handled very professionally and we appreciated that you and your team were always available on the phone.

I particularly like the fact that you open for inspections on Saturdays and Sundays – in my opinion this offers the best opportunity for buyers to get to see the house, and from a vendors point of view maximises the opportunities over the campaign.

Vendors

79 Victoria Avenue, Chelmer

To Whom It May Concern:

In an uncertain, volatile market we were unsure that our property would sell. We had varying opinions and marketing strategies proposed to us, none of which “felt right”. On the recommendation of a friend in the profession, we spoke to Mikki Finlay.

With conflicting and often contradictory advice surrounding the sale of a home we are delighted we chose Mikki. From the outset we were comfortable with her approach, suggestions and recommendations for the marketing and sale of our home. On following her advice we benefited from a successful auction, achieving a figure above our reserve. We have sold properties through the “auction on site” process previously, however, can highly recommend the far superior “in rooms” concept of auction.

We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Mikki.

Vendors

94 Laurel Avenue, Chelmer

To Whom It May Concern:

“Thank you for selling my house with efficiency, professionalism, warmth and flair. You got the job done with no trouble, and made the whole business seem relatively painless. You are a maestro of marketing, and yet sensitive to the human elements.

Well done – you give real estate agents a good name.”

Vendor

28 Toorak Road, Hamilton

To Whom It May Concern:

“Mikki is a true professional who is dedicated to achieving the very best for her clients. While she represented us, she showed a huge amount of knowledge and understanding of the Brisbane real estate market as well as being fully sensitive to what we wanted and needed.

Importantly, she kept us grounded in the realities of the vagaries and complexities that make up a real estate market. We understood the strategy we had embarked upon and had no false expectations about what our property was worth.

I believe it is a testament to her skill, high ethical standards and warm personality that both buyer and vendor were thrilled by the end result.”

Vendor

374 Jesmond Road, Fig Tree Pocket

To Whom It May Concern:

“Mikki Finlay was absolutely first class in marketing our home for sale. Our home featured in a front page editorial in the courier mail and we are sure that Mikki’s professionalism contributed greatly towards our house being chosen. The exposure of our home to market and presentation of the marketing material was the best you could ask for.

We had experienced Mikki’s approach when purchasing our new home and we were of the opinion that Mikki was acting in the Vendor’s best interest during the negotiation process. The market spoke clearly and we are now comforted by a “Sold” result that we believe would not have been achieved in a depressed market with other agents.

It was true that with the standard of marketing, 120 groups at open homes and 3 bidders at auction that anyone interested in our property had been exposed to it and that “Price” would be the final factor in its sale.

We have no hesitation in recommending Mikki as a professional, realistic and genuine agent.”

Vendors

49 Gladstone Street , Indooroopilly

To Whom It May Concern:

“Mikki recently marketed and sold our house in Chelmer. Throughout the process we were impressed by her professionalism and by her obvious knowledge and experience of residential real estate. Mikki presented us with a clear marketing strategy and was, from our first meeting, realistic in her assessment of where the market was currently positioned. All aspects of the marketing plan progressed as promised and on schedule.

Over the three weeks of open houses, about 150 groups came through the house, including three who subsequently bid at auction. At the end of the advertising campaign we were confident that anyone even remotely interested in the property knew about it. Although passed in at auction, Mikki successfully negotiated with the highest bidder and the property sold, unconditionally, two days later.

From the beginning we were confident that if our home could be sold, Mikki could do it. We have no hesitation in recommending her as a thoroughly professional real estate agent. In particular, we are confident that in what may be a difficult market over the next year or two, Mikki will ensure that a vendor has realistic expectations before embarking on an expensive and time consuming marketing campaign.”

Vendors

17 Lama Street, Chelmer

To Whom It May Concern:

“We first met Mikki when inspecting a property. We were very impressed with her professionalism, and having decided to sell our home had no hesitation in appointing her as our real estate agent.

We were not disappointed! Mikki was the complete professional in all aspects of selling our home. The marketing program was well focused and appropriate, the information package she prepared for interested parties was superior and complete, we were kept informed with regular written and verbal reports and she dealt with potential buyers with great skill.

Most importantly she proved that she was able to close the sale, to the satisfaction of us as the vendors and the eventual buyers of our home. Thank you Mikki – and we have no hesitation in recommending your services to others.”

Vendors

8 Glencairn Avenue, Indooroopilly

To Whom It May Concern:

“When you ask people about their experiences with real estate agents, everyone can tell you an agent to avoid. We however, highly recommend Mikki Finlay.

Mikki’s innovative marketing strategies and professional salesmanship made her the obvious choice to sell our home. Mikki‘s straightforward, no nonsense approach to the sales process was a refreshing change. With expertise such as Mikki’s the end result was a great price for us!”

Vendor

112 Hawken Drive, St Lucia

To Any Discerning Vendor:

My wife and I found Mikki a pleasure to work with in both her role as the agent selling the house we bought and in turn as the agent who sold our previous home. With professionalism and without the heavy hand that many dread, the outcome of both experiences was better than we had hoped for.

We have no hesitation in recommending Mikki as the professional to market your home.

Vendors
125 The Esplanade, St Lucia

To Whom It May Concern:

Mikki captured the interest of potential buyers across Australia and overseas with clever advertising and she advertised our property with an exceptional choice of words, “catch phrases” and photographs.

We found Mikki to be: an excellent marketer; incredibly honest and frank to all parties; a people’s person; extremely professional; trustworthy; and supremely well presented.

We have no hesitation in recommending Mikki Finlay to other vendors as she is the total marketing package and she provides a service second to none in such an elite area.

Mikki Finlay leads the Premium Real Estate industry in providing a new direction.

Vendor Apt 12 Rolling Surf

5 Merrima Street, Kings Beach

To Whom It May Concern:

“Selling your home is an emotional business for most people. Placing it in the hands of someone whom you can trust to act unreservedly on your behalf helps lessen the emotion and concern. Mikki Finlay is one such person.

Mikki provides a very personal, no-nonsense professional service that leaves you feeling reassured that everything possible has been done to gain the best outcome for the sale of your property. Mikki is true to her word – what she says she will do she does. All aspects of the sale are handled with integrity in an uncompromising, professional yet empathetic manner. We cannot recommend her services highly enough.”

Vendors

Sefton Road, Clayfield

To Whom It May Concern:

I selected Mikki Finlay to sell our property, because her advertising campaigns for other properties had demonstrated imagination and insight.

I was impressed with her direct and authoritative selling style, her open honest approach, and her personal character and warmth. Most of all I found her to be an intelligent person who was able to develop marketing strategies and to sensibly explain the reasons behind them.

Overall the selling process was stress free: I believed that I had the best agent to market our property and I left her to do so, successfully.

I’ll be using Mikki as the selling agent for my next property.

Vendor

Dunella Street, Sherwood

To Whom It May Concern:

We were impressed with Mikki Finlay from the very moment we met her. She mapped out a strategy for the marketing of our property that ensured maximum exposure during the 4 weeks prior to the auction. Before every ‘open house’ we were given a comprehensive update as to the progress of the campaign, which culminated in the sale of our property under the hammer for a record price for the area.

Mikki is a true ‘vendor’s agent’, totally focused on obtaining the best outcome for her clients. Her professionalism and commitment are beyond reproach, and we would not hesitate in recommending her to anyone who was wishing to sell a premium property.

Vendors

Apt 320 Kingshome

190 Swann Road, Taringa

To Whom It May Concern:

“We first met Mikki at an open house. She greeted us at the door with a handshake, a smile and introduced herself. Her sense of style and presence immediately impressed us.

Having worked closely with Mikki and seeing how she operates, we would recommend her without hesitation and definitely list with her again as she definitely is a seller’s agent.

In fact, although you cannot always choose who you purchase through, we would never sell with anyone else.

This is the ultimate compliment for a truly outstanding sales professional who knows her business”.

Vendors

57 Twickenham Street, Chelmer

To Whom It May Concern:

At the time that we were introduced to Mikki Finlay we were not considering selling our home. We however, admit to being both cautious and sceptical of the behaviour of real-estate agents, a fact of which Mikki was made painfully aware!

In fact we found Mikki’s marketing formula to be unique in Brisbane for its level of feedback to the vendor, her attention to detail, her reliability and her straight-forward manner. We are not aware of another agent who strictly limits their number of listings to ensure their time and attention is focused on your property.

By auction day we had had over 90 different groups inspect our property and had seven parties bidding. It was solely due to Mikki’s decisive management that we felt confident that our home had been marketed to its maximum advantage. This confidence gave us great peace of mind when accepting the winning bid under the hammer. We felt sure that we had received a great price, well in excess of the previous street record, and yet with minimal stress for our family.

Vendors

111 Ironbark Road, Chapel Hill

To Whom It May Concern:

“During the course of the campaign, we were impressed with her intelligence, reliability, drive and enthusiasm. She kept us well informed of all progress. Her marketing campaign resulted in approximately 125 groups of people inspecting our property over a 4 week period.

We would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Mikki Finlay to any prospective vendor”.

Vendor

9 Sword Street, Ascot

To Whom It May Concern:

“Although we did not wish to promote our riverfront property to the market actively at the time; Mikki respected our wishes at all times and worked with us to that end.

At all times, Mikki acted in a totally professional and ethical manner on our behalf, and, as a result she brings credit not only to herself but also to the Real Estate profession as a whole.

Mikki travelled that extra mile to ensure we were kept fully informed during the selling process and the refreshing part to this relationship is the direct and straightforward approach she applies to her business”.

Vendors

47 Sutton Street, Chelmer

To Whom It May Concern:

“We heartily recommend Mikki to vendors in the premium residential market. By focusing totally on this exclusive part of the real estate market, Mikki is astutely in tune with its unique requirements, not only the financial aspects but also the emotional and psychological ones.

The consummate real estate professional, Mikki displays the honesty and integrity that is expected by this market, but not often delivered”.

Vendors

33 Lynell Street, Hamilton

To Whom It May Concern:

“Robyn and I would like to thank you very much for your very professional approach to selling our property. You achieved for us an above market outcome in an extremely short time for which we are greatly appreciative.

Thank you”

Vendors

2a Langside Road, Hamilton

To Whom It May Concern:

“Mikki Finlay has recently sold our house and achieved a record sale price for the area.

Mikki is a true professional who negotiated our sale through to the satisfaction of both ourselves and the buyers. Much time was spent in consultation with both parties to determine a satisfactory outcome and it was because of Mikki’s commitment and negotiating skills the sale was made.

Mikki gave us constant feedback throughout our marketing programme and promoted our property expertly. All of this takes much time, care, and skill something which Mikki, I am sure, provides to all her vendors.

By the end of our sale we knew we had achieved the best possible price at the time and would be delighted to work with Mikki again should we decide to sell”.

Vendors/Purchasers
Toowong & Chelmer

To Whom It may Concern:

“Initially we had not been intending to sell, but an approach from Mikki Finlay on behalf of a client resulted in a sensible, professional and speedy outcome.

We were impressed with Mikki’s honesty, availability at all times, and constructive feedback.

Her loyalty to her Vendor was always displayed and her personal interest in our circumstances went well beyond our expectations.

Mikki is the consummate professional in her trade and has every reason for pride in her integrity within the real estate industry, coupled with her highly efficient and personable relationships with sellers and potential buyers alike”.

Vendors

71 Laurel Avenue, Chelmer

To Whom It May Concern:

“After appointing Mikki to sell our house we were promised that she would communicate with us on a regular basis and that we would be kept informed on the progress of the sale.

To our surprise Mikki kept to her word and we were constantly informed and kept up to date during the period leading up to our auction. Never at any stage did we feel that we did not know what was going on. We had a successful auction on the day but more importantly Mikki took the stress out of the lead up by communicating with us at all times and taking our thoughts and feelings into account”.

Vendors

193 Dewar Terrace, Corinda

To Whom It May Concern:

“Selling your home is one of the most emotional rollercoaster times of your life.

The process is filled with ups downs prior during and after the sale.

Mikki Finlay’s honest, dedicated and informed approach not only got us an exceptional result, but also made the ride smooth and comforting.”

Vendors/Purchasers Chelmer

To whom it may concern:

“I have known Mikki Finlay for more than 12 years. During this time my wife Rosalie and I have bought and sold many properties with Mikki’s assistance.

We have always found her to go well beyond the call of duty, to travel that extra mile, to ensure the sale is negotiated in a successful and in as stress free manner as possible.

Her integrity and business ethics are exemplary and she ensures we are kept fully informed throughout the selling process.

We recommend Mikki to anyone placing their property on the market. You will be placing your property in the hands of someone you can trust implicitly”.

Vendors, Seven properties / Purchasers of Three Properties

Specialising in Residential Property Sales, Rentals and Property Management Servicing Ascot, Hamilton, Clayfield and Hendra