Michael Harris

 

Excellent Service

I have known Michael for 15 years, since buying my Newtown property through him. I was impressed enough with his Newtown market credentials to use him again for the sale of the same property.

Michael was very efficient, never flustered, and was able to sell my property with little fuss in a very short time period.

His calm nature the perfect antidote to the very stressful and emotional roller coaster of selling a very loved property.

Kristen Goodey - 16 Pine Street Newtown

 

Outstanding Agent

I would highly recommend Michael Harris, along with his team at Raine and Horne, Newtown. Very professional, communication was excellent, and the help given with clearing and cleaning the property was outstanding.

Overall a very satisfactory experience.

Lynne Girvan - 72 Chelmsford Street Newtown

 

Great agent and great team to work with

It is pleasure to work with Michael and his team. Michael is a prefect agent if integrity is the main standard for why you to choose an agent.

Michael and his team are reliable, very easy to work with, reply to my emails, messages and calls very soon, answered questions with patience, and always kept us updated, which made the whole selling process very smooth and clear.

Emily So - 65/5-11 Pyrmont Bridge Road Camperdown

 

Awesome Experience. Fantastic Agent

We would highly recommend Michael and his team to anyone selling their property.

Michael and his team provided incredible customer service, a very high level of knowledge about the market and the sales process and communicated and consulted with us at every step of the way.

I couldn't have asked for a better experience. You are in very safe and caring hands when you choose Michael and his team.

Dean and Kylie Johnson - 87/122 Saunders Street Pyrmont

 

Great Communication

Michael Harris was our chosen agent to sell our home in what ended up being a challenging time. Michael communicated constantly with us, and his team were amazing in helping us prepare our property for sale. Michael, Melissa and Matthew were all wonderful to deal with and we couldn't recommend them more highly.

Lynne Testoni - 30 Queen Street Newtown

 

Michael & Melissa R&H Newtown

Professional, responsive, efficient and friendly agents with excellent market knowledge and communication skills.

Having sold many properties over the years under Power of Attorney this was by far the most streamlined and pleasant experience.

A highly recommended team.

Pamela Charlton - 31 Chelmsford Street Newtown

 

Fantastic Agent who achieved a great result for me

Michael Harris and his team were excellent to deal with throughout the whole process of selling my apartment in Newtown, NSW. They organised, implemented and checked all service, trade works and renovations leading up to the campaign, which I was very happy with. 

The communication from both Michael and his team was extremely good, giving me regular updates and keeping me right in the loop with everything that was happening.

Michael gave me great advise regarding whether to accept 2 offers prior to auction or not, and I am extremely happy with the final auction sale price that was achieved.

I highly recommend Michael Harris!

Morgan McInnes - 40/19-25 Queen Street Newtown

 

Great Agent with a highly professional team

From start to finish Michael worked closely with me. His communicating skills were excellent and he ensured that I was kept abreast of all interest and non interest in the property always giving me the reasons for both.

This helped me look at my property realistically and from the points of views of those coming through for the inspections.

I always felt that Michael had my best interests at heart especially knowing that this house had been my home for 40 years and that it had a special place in my life. Michael's market knowledge is exceptional. 

Working with Michael's team was easy and completely comfortable and I felt their professional standards were extremely high and genuine.

Melissa who walked me through the everyday issues and was always available for questions. Vivienne who organized the photography and the writing up of the property and of course Matthew who was there for the open houses and again was always available for questions.

It was a pleasure working with Michael and his team. I can only say a big thank you.

Diane Absalom - 65 Holmwood Street Newtown

 

Outstanding Sale

Michael Harris, Melissa Grose and the Raine and Horne team were honest and truthful about how best to promote the sale of my unit in Newtown and the styling and presentation of the unit was first class.

The place was sold within 5 days of commencement of sale prior to auction at an excellent price which was substantially more than I was hoping for and Michael's negotiation skills were spot on.

He gave me an accurate and realistic assessment of the market which helped me to finalise a quick sale of the property.

Well done to everyone concerned.

Peter Clamp - 104E/138 Carillon Avenue Newtown

 

Great Experience

Michael has a lot of knowledge about the market and is a great ally in the sale or purchase of a new home.

Marie-Claire Dean & Kate McLeod - 5/5 Pemell Lane Newtown

 

The Quiet Achiever

Michael Harris is the kind of determined rock solid person that you want to sell your house.

His selling skills utilise sincerity and diligence much appreciated by vendors when he brings home the absolute top price.

Highly recommended

Judyth Emanuel - 9 Kent Street Newtown

 

Great Agent – Thorough Communication

Really friendly and great agent. Spent time upfront to ensure we were clear on the process, and what our expectations should be.

Thorough communication from both Michael and Melissa throughout the process.

Honest advice given as well.

Kevin & Ly Dan - 81 Northumberland Ave Stanmore

 

Great Agent

I would like to thank Michael Harris and team for their guidance and support which lead to the very successful sale of my property. 

I had never sold before and was somewhat anxious about the greatest financial decision I was about to make. Through good communication I found I was able to trust Michael and his suggestions with decisions to be made leading to the great outcome.

Another unexpected good outcome was being given a list of 'tradies' who were very reliable and project managed themselves to ensure all work was carried out on time to a high standard. This was a relief as other trades people didn't even turn up to give a quote!

Working with Michael and the whole team has been a very positive experience

Margaret Evans - 19/16-22 Australia Street Camperdown

 

Excellent Agent

Michael recently sold my house for me, off market.

He was friendly, helpful, always responded to my calls and emails and has an excellent knowledge of the market. His staff were also very friendly and happy to help out with all inquiries that I had.

I highly recommend Michael and his team at Raine and Horne Newtown.

Jaye Dunphy - 153 Wilson Street Newtown

 

Very happy with sale

The house was well presented in sales websites/internet. The house sold quickly for a very good price.

I was very happy with everything and no complaints.

Felicity Stevens - 31 Fulham Street Newtown

 

Superior Service & Industry Knowledge

Michael and Melissa from Raine & Horne Newtown were incredible throughout the whole process.

My property has been managed by R&H Newtown for the past few years so I knew I was in very good hands when selecting them to sell my property for me.

They have excellent industry and local knowledge. Their communications style is effortless and very clear. Throughout the whole process I knew exactly what was happening and what needed to happen next.

 Thank you for being so wonderful. I look forward to working with you again in the future!

Lucy & Amy Jackson - 13/125 Euston Road Alexandria

 

Great Agent, Brilliant Team

Michael Harris and his team were exceptional. 


Michael kept us informed every step of the way throughout our sales process, his team were always ready and willing to answer any and all questions we had. The reports, phone calls and personal touch kept us in the loop at every stage. 

We felt relaxed and in good hands. At no point did we feel stressed or pressured. We thank Michael and his team for the expertise and excellence making what could have been a difficult process one we quite enjoyed. 

We would highly recommend Michael and Melissa to anyone looking for a great agent who will be honest and open with you to make the process as seamless as possible.

Aaron & Lee Stevens - 103 Wilson Street Newtown

 

If you want the best this is the team to have

From start to finish, Michael and his team demonstrated their experience and professionalism by providing outstanding service & excellent market advice which resulted in our property selling $120K above the reserve price.

Their agent’s fee was worth every cent.

A quality result from a quality team. This also applied to the tradespeople they used.

Our house originally had a "well worn" appearance, but after modest repairs, exceptional painting and amazing styling, the property looked amazing. A special thanks to Melissa who coordinated it all.

I highly recommend Michael and his team to anyone wanting to sell their property.

John & Jane Raven - 67 Holmwood Street Newtown

 

Very happy with the whole selling experience

Michael and the R&H team have made the selling process a fantastic one.

They've achieved a sale price which exceeded my expectations. Their regular communications over the last few weeks has been outstanding.

Well done.

Joe McNamara - 13/20 Fitzgerald Street Newtown

 

Great result, great agent

Michael provided and showed excellent market understanding.

Michael communicated well with us, this enabled us to make the right decisions to sell and achieve a great result.

Russell Rodrigo & Michael Beckett - 27 Darley Street Newtown

 

Amazing agent and team

Service was very good, there was a lot of communication, with updates after every open house.

I was very happy with the team and with the sale result.

Cindy Zeng - B303/38 Alice Street Newtown

 

What a great agent

I couldn't have asked for more. I received constant updates on what was happening, Michael's communications were excellent and realistic. He provided me with sensible expectations and didn't oversell my property to me. The price I received for my sale was excellent and I believe due in no small part, to Michael and his team. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking for a real estate agent.

Kerry Langham - 14/83-91 Wilson Street Newtown

 

What a great agent

I couldn't have asked for more. I received constant updates on what was happening, Michael's communications were excellent and realistic. He provided me with sensible expectations and didn't oversell my property to me. The price I received for my sale was excellent and I believe due in no small part, to Michael and his team. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking for a real estate agent.

Kerry Langham - 14/83-91 Wilson Street Newtown

 

Highly recommended – It’s the years of experience that Michael has, that counts

I recently sold my home in Newtown North. Over the 10 years I've owned the property, I've come to know the main players in the real estate market in the area. By far and away, Michael stands out from the pack with respect to his knowledge of the area and the market as a whole, his authenticity - ability to build good relationships with buyers and sellers and importantly, and lastly, his ability to get good results. He is well supported by an excellent team who know how to execute. Given I now live overseas, I was able to rely on Michael and his team to organize all the pre-sale activity to ensure the house was ready for auction, from a distance. They couldn't have done a better job. I am very happy with my result on auction day. Michael managed to secure a fantastic outcome for me. Thank you Michael!

Alex Benjamin - 7 Pine Street Newtown

 

A lovely energy for big decision

Viewed apt 4 times asked zillion questions Single downsizing so big decision 

Lovely thoughtful team with Michael may have lost my nerve without Michael’s patience and guidance in all questions Hope they will find me 2 investment property when I am settled in few weeks.
Thanks again Barbara

Barbara Maher -Purchaser 1404/281 Elizabeth Street Sydney

 

A professional approach with a great result

Michael did not disappoint and his team did a great job in marketing the property.

Michael Downy - 7/617-623 King Street Newtown

 

We wouldn’t work with anyone else

When we decided to sell our home, we knew right away we would go with Michael Harris.

He is so professional, knowledgeable about the inner west market, patient with our many anxious queries, responded to all emails and phone calls within an hour or less, and achieved a better result for the sale of our house than our best imagined outcome.

Jacqueline & Sebastian - 35 Campbell Street Newtown

 

Our biggest decision, in great hands

Michael and the team were entrusted with sale of our home and biggest asset.

Having originally brought our home via Michael about 9 years ago, his professionalism then made him an obvious choice to sell our home. Michael and the team did not disappoint.

It was a seamless process that coordinated services, styling and trades work to present the property in the best possible way with relevant and important information communicated in a friendly and professional way.

The ultimate measure of the job done by Michael and the team was a great sale price for our biggest asset!!!

Sean & Zoe Gray - 4/222 Wilson Street Newtown

 

Michael Harris & The Raine & Horne Team

We were alerted to Michael's reputation in real estate for some time, and he did not disappoint.

From our first meeting to the end, our discussions were open and insightful, and using his experience and expertise, he was able to highlight options we could take to maximise the value of our property.

Tradesmen were organised by his team and the transformation by the stylist created a result in minimal time (and cost) that was impressive...all with no effort, time or stress on our part.

Throughout the marketing campaign, we were regularly updated and Michael provided excellent analysis of where we stood and likely scenarios that would follow.

His follow-up after each open house was excellent, as was the constant and easy flow of e-mails between us and his team. It was evident that his office has a strong 'customer first' culture, be-it vendor or buyer.

Nothing was too much trouble, which was, for us living 100kms away, a great relief. We were delighted with the auction result and witnessed how skilfully and diligently Michael worked towards the price we wanted.

The trust we put in Michael to take us through the whole sale process was totally justified.

Thank you to Michael and his wonderful team.

Kas & Kathy Zoszak - 49 Campbell Street Newtown

 

We Couldn’t Be Happier

Michael Harris and his team have just completed the sale of our property in Chelmsford St, Newtown.

The total experience has been absolutely brilliant. The process of selling can be intimidating and stressful and I was keen to get the best professional support possible to guide me through the decision process, marketing campaign and ultimately achieve an outcome that met or exceeded my expectations.

Michael excelled at every stage! His initial appraisal was honest and detailed and clearly drew on his experience in the area and Intel on current market dynamics. Advice on timing, campaign style and marketing tactics really proved to be spot on. The guidance on house maintenance and preparation allowed us to ensure the property was market-ready.

Michael's team recommended some great talented tradespeople that were fantastic and professional at every turn. I loved how they felt part of the "team effort" to get our home looking its absolute best. The photos and videos were quite amazing (check them out!). Michael focused strongly on the "campaign" rather than constant talk of "price", working to his proven recipe that the best campaign will produce the best result.

Michael's assistant, Mel, was brilliant through every stage! She was always anticipating our needs and ensuring we were clear on process whilst managing the campaign calendar to great detail. Nothing was too much trouble and any requests were actioned rapidly and professionally.

The quality of communication back from Michael and his team blew me away! Feedback after open house sessions was detailed and I always felt I knew what was the "market" was saying about our property - not just positives but also any objections.

Social media diagnostics were brilliant and each week we had in-depth briefings on status of buyer interest and feedback. The final outcome was excellent and we couldn't be happier.

We highly recommend Michael to any vendors, you won’t be disappointed!

David McKean - 68B Chelmsford Street Newtown

 

Newtown Flat

Very happy with the way Melissa and Michael handled the sale of my flat.

From advice on timing to setting us up with a great stylist, clear and timely communication on interest and negotiation with potential vendors.

He is realistic and credible and we were very pleased with the outcome.

Jacqui Webster - 14/20 Fitzgerald Street Newtown

 

I'd highly recommend Michael Harris and his team. Everything to do with the sale of my property was handled quickly, efficiently and professionally.

Michael's communication with me throughout the process was excellent, he gave regular updates on how the campaign was progressing.

Melissa took on all the work to organise trades in a very short period of time in order to get my property ready to put on the market.

At the conclusion I was really happy with the sales result.

Jackie Finaly - 83 Camden Street Enmore

 

The Selling Team

We recently sold our home that we owned for 18 years in Newtown.

Raine and Horne managed our property and we had built a relationship with the Property Management team and so it was a natural progression to also market and sell the house with the same agent.

Michael and his team met with us and provided a marketing plan. We agreed the best result would be attained if we renovated and updated and set about work.

The trades worked well together and the organisation in a short period of time went very well. Melissa was on the phone and on the ball. The trades were excellent especially the painter.

We felt we were in this project together with Michael and his team and thank them for their advice and contacts.

We are very happy with our sale result.

 Steve & Mary Rigney - 29 Albert Street Newtown

 

Great Leader

This is the first time I had ever sold a house and it was easy to do it with Michael and his team.

The only stressful period was just before the auction when we weren't sure if we'd get a good outcome, but then it all went well.

It’s a team effort and it was great to have Michael leading the crew.

Joanna Robinski - 233 Denison Street Newtown

 

Terrace House Newtown

Michael marketed the sale of our house in Newtown and we have been very happy the result.

His communication and that of his office with us throughout the marketing campaign up to auction day was second to none. He listened and took on board our feedback and provided useful advice when needed.

Michael was knowledgeable and credible about the general market condition and the auction achieved an excellent result above our reserve price.

Bruno De Villenoisy - 233 Denison Street Newtown

 

Excellent Service

Michael Harris provided an excellent service with the sale of our house.

Michael provided a clear and coherent plan for the campaign.

He provided regular updates after each inspection as well as realistic advice on price expectations.

We are pleased with the assistance Michael provided and have no hesitation in recommending him for real estate services in the future.

Robert & Olivia Webb -3 Pine Street Newtown

 

I could not speak highly enough of the service and communication I received from Michael and his team.

From the initial discussion at the intention of putting my property on the market, his knowledge and advice as to how to maximise its potential and then the service offered through a professional team of trades people to do that work.

All work and cost very visible and total consultation with myself every step.

Once on the market constant feedback and reports as to interest.

To the ultimate testament to his and teams knowledge and experience with a fantastic sale result on the day. Could not have been happier!

Janine Ogden - 49 Pearl Street Newtown

 

Very Professional Service

Thank you Michael and the whole team on the auction of my property.

It is a very special case, appreciate for all the efforts you've put in this case.

Angela Gao - 47 Camden Street Newtown

 

We highly recommend Michael as a selling agent. His professionalism, knowledge of the market, ability to form connections with the buyers, communication and nothing too small or too big attitude for his team to take on has enabled us to achieve the result we were very happy with.

Furthermore, he has a wonderful team which also ensure the success of our campaign! Melissa, Vivienne, and Bryan and many others behind the scene also did a fabulous job!

Alex Ta & Nina Shieh - 115 Cardigan Street Stanmore

 

A Fantastic and Trustworthy Agent & Team

After 8 months of house-hunting, we were completely dismayed by the Real Estate Agents we had dealt with.

Until we had the absolute please of purchasing our first property through Michael and his team. Michael restored our trust and ensured that the purchase of our home was an enjoyable, stress-free and well communicated process.

The service we received from Michael and his team was fantastic and we cannot thank them enough for going above and beyond getting us in to our home.

Kim Voss & Thomas Staunton - Purchasers of 56 Phillip Street Newtown

 

Sale of Unit in Newtown

A very professional effort with excellent presentation recommendations to maximize top value potential.

Mark Persi & Sandy Persi - 508E/138 Carillon Avenue Newtown

 

Yet again another great outcome

This is the 3rd time (over a 10 year + period) we have used Michael to sell a property.

His market knowledge, communications with us through the selling process, negotiating skills has achieved another great outcome.

Russell Rodrigo & Michael Beckett - 43 Macdonald Street Erskineville

 

AWESOME!!

Michael and his team were helpful, upfront, honest and a delight to deal with.

Michael is an agent whom I would highly recommend if you are requiring a down to earth approach. I found him to be easy to deal with, professional and knowledgeable.

The auction results were above my expectations as he had generated a great campaign with real interest.

Thank you to Michael and his team.

Carolyn Newton - 28 Margaret Street Newtown

 

Best Agent in Town. Brilliant Result

Recently selling my home of thirty years was a very emotional period for me. I expected it would also be very stressful.

Choosing Michael Harris as my agent removed that stress. My expectations had been boosted beyond realistic through advice I had received from other sources.

At my first formal meeting with Michael, those expectations were brought back to reality. Michael had a thorough understanding of issues regarding my property which may affect the result. He was able to educate me about these issues very effectively.

I left that first meeting with lowered expectations, but a solid feeling that all would be ok and that Michael would do everything required with propriety.

All of Michael's team who I dealt with were polite, affable, and knowledgeable. Any questions or concerns I had throughout the campaign were addressed promptly and to my satisfaction.

Special thanks to Bryan Mahlberg and Melissa Grose, as I had most contact with them. All other team members though, were also exemplary. 

The result Michael achieved for me exceeded even my own originally inflated expectations. I can't thank, or recommend Michael and his team highly enough.

Geoffrey Sherring -40 Wilson Street Newtown

 

Exceptional

From the moment we started conversations with Michael, what struck me was his transparency and honesty.

Any jitters were soon firmly diminished by his professionalism and manner. Special mention to his assistant Melissa - who made the whole experience delightful, with her get it done attitude.

Both acted with integrity and a knowledge that eased us into what has been a spectacular result. Both my wife and I are quite frankly blown away, at what was meant to be a stressful time.

The transaction was easy, and I would not have any hesitation in recommending Michael to my network of friends and business contacts.

I'm seriously impressed.

Nigel & Rachel Marsden - 3 Phelps Street Surry Hills

 

A Job Well Done

Lots to cheer about after dealing with Michael Harris and his team.

From the professional, efficient and humble service to the clear and constant communication throughout the campaign - top shelf. 

Was spot on with the result to boot!

Andrew Lade - 56 Phillip Street, Newtown

 

The only agent to truly consider

Michael Harris and his team were absolutely the perfect choice for the sale of my property at 83 St Marys St in Newtown. His market knowledge was second to none, and he has the best reputation of any agent that I've met so far.

We had a long and onerous 5 week auction campaign but Michael was there to update me with any important developments along the way. The communication was fantastic from Michael and his team and it's one of his biggest positives.

In regards to sales price and negotiation, Michael did a great job. We had only one registered bidder at our auction which was a nervous situation for me to deal with. I was satisfied with the price achieved by Michael.

I could not recommend Michael Harris highly enough. Everything from A to Z was done to perfection.

You are wasting your time looking at anybody else to sell your property.

Michael Taylor -83 St Marys Street Newtown

 

First time sellers

Being our first time selling a property, communication and trust in our agent were big factors in our choice.

Choosing Michael was well founded as his knowledge of the current market, detailed and consistent messaging and confidence in his decisions delivered us a (relatively) stress free result that was in line with our price expectations.

I would recommend Michael to anyone selling in the local area and certainly use him and his team again.

Chris and Kylie Holmes - 54/1 Gladstone Street Newtown

 

Beyond Expectations

Michael made selling my house a dream. His expert knowledge and attention to details meant that I was getting the right advice at the right time.

He contacted me regularly throughout the process and provided a comprehensive analysis on potential buyers and likely outcomes.

It was the first time selling a house for me and Michael took all the stress out of the sale.

I recommend Michael to all my friends and family who are thinking of selling their house.

Tim Burdon - 46 Reiby Street Newtown

 

Ultimate Professional

Michael is such a professional. I have now worked with Michael as a buyer and a seller and I do believe that he has both parties best interest at heart, although both want different things.

As a seller, Michael was very proficient and communicated with me at every step.

I was pleased with the outcome of the sale of my beloved house and I was glad Michael found someone who would love the house as much as I did.

Brooke Formica - 74 Watkin Street Newtown

 

Michael Harris

I am very satisfied the sales result and with Michael and his team's service and communication throughout the sales process.

Jonathan Wassell - 84 Gowrie Street Newtown

 

Highly Recommended

Selling our Newtown home from interstate meant finding an agent we could really trust and having met Michael previously at local house viewings we felt confident that he was that agent.

He has sold many homes similar to ours and impressed us with his professionalism and knowledge of the property market in the inner west. We also appreciated his honest and realistic approach.

He suggested ways to present the property to its best advantage and Melissa made all the arrangements for us with the stylist, painter etc.; the finished product was really impressive.

Communication from both Michael and Melissa was outstanding throughout and we felt in no way disadvantaged by selling from afar. Media coverage was extensive including 'House of the week' and we were more than happy to accept an offer one week prior to auction.

Thank you Michael and Melissa.

Peter and Maureen Waterhouse - 7 Holdsworth Street Newtown

 

Michael Harris and the team at Raine & Horne Newtown have been outstanding in relation to our investment property, with particular emphasis on the recent sale of our Enmore terrace.

Their communication, sales strategy and dedication to achieving the best possible price ensured an excellent result with our property selling prior to auction.

Michael displays a level of professionalism, integrity and commitment that is a credit to himself, his agency and the wider real estate industry.

It has been a pleasure dealing with Michael and the office team at Raine & Horne Newtown. I would recommend this team in the highest possible terms.

Richard & Anne Marie Withycombe - 73 Simmons Street Enmore

 

Great Reputable Agent

Michael was a great agent in the selling of my property with a good team behind him.

Anastasi Guerts - 424/1 Phillip Street Petersham

 

Quality Agent

We highly recommend Michael and his team. From the first meeting, we were impressed with his experience and the proposed sales strategy for our property.

Being based in another state meant we had to trust that he and his team would deliver and we were not disappointed.

The team recommended and coordinated work on the property in an efficient timeframe and we were really happy with the final presentation.

Once the marketing campaign commenced, Michael kept us regularly updated. On the auction day we felt assured that Michael would deliver the best sales price possible and the end result exceeded our expectations.

Thanks Michael, Melissa and the team!

Gareth & Kate Johnson - 19 Commodore Street Newtown

 

A Positive Experience

Michael Harris inspected our house and suggested work needed to bring the property to a higher standard and we believe the improvements suggested contributed significantly to the strong result.

After completion of various work by his recommended tradesmen and his recommended stylist, Michael then proceeded with a marketing plan in a most efficient and professional manner.

Michael and his team kept us fully informed of all developments during the campaign and he managed to attract additional press coverage which meant our property was extremely well represented in the media.

The exceptional auction result proved he and his team were an excellent and effective choice for our property sale.

Ernest and Gayle Banfield - 32 Holmwood Street Newtown

 

Exceptional Service

I am extremely happy with the way Michael handled all areas of the sale of our property in Newtown.

From planning the auction, what needed to be done and then arranging for all services to be quoted and completed, through to constant updates on number of people viewing the property and their level of interest.

Very professional in all areas and the final outcome above what we expected. You will not be disappointed using Michael from Raine & Horne.

Barry Young - 17/617-627 King Street Newtown

 

Integrity and Results

Michael was an easy choice for us as we are not into the whole sales pitch. Michael was efficient, told us upfront what to expect and when we confirmed our engagement Michael and his team immediately set to work.

Being able to have someone we could trust was paramount when we live in New York and would be absent for the entire campaign. There was only one moment when the distance had us waver and a single conversation with Michael had us calm and in control again.

His sage advice was always on point. Michael gave us time when we asked and kept us well informed on our campaign and also the market throughout the period.

I am sure that his personal style and integrity were absolutely essential to us receiving our outstanding result on auction day.

I would recommend Michael and his team at Raine & Horne Newtown in a heartbeat.

Angela Burt -7 Albert Street Petersham

 

Newtown Terrace House Sale

I found Michael and his team to be extremely reliable, friendly and helpful right through the entire marketing campaign.

At no time was left unsure as to what happens next which was something I fully appreciated.

Everything went without a hitch right up to and including the auction which produced a fantastic $70k over reserve....just brilliant!

Thanks Mark

Mark Stevenson - 33 Lord Street Newtown

 

The sale of 22 Egan Street Newtown

When we made the decision on selling our much loved home we went through the normal process in contacting several real estate agencies in the area.

Going through this process was an experience where on occasion we were given what I felt were High Ball Appraisals & then told that the sky was the limit on our sale price. It left one feeling like we were being patronised to the extreme & quite frankly an insult to one’s intelligence.

After checking sales on similar properties on an independent website we found that Michael had sold considerably more homes like ours than any agency in the area and therefore from our point of view deemed the most suitable professional for our requirements.

Michael gave what we thought was an achievable appraisal on our property which had its own unique issues to deal with. At no stage did we feel uncomfortable with the process everything was explained clearly.

We were given regular updates on the progress of the sale. In fact his entire team were a delight to work with on what was for us a watershed moment in our lives.

Michael & his team more than delivered in all areas and we were delighted with the sales result. In summary we would highly recommend Michael Harris if you are considering selling your home.

Stephen Claypole & Bernard Nilsson - 22 Egan Street Newtown

 

Amazing Fabulous Agent

Michael did fabulous job to sell my property in a short period of time.

After each inspection, he always give me a call & email in regarding feedback of entire week.

Amazing team work during prepare and selling the property. Great!

Chloe Huang - 7/8 Sparkes Street Camperdown

 

Michael provided the most thorough proposal and the most realistic advice for the sale of our house.

On Auction day he was supportive and encouraging and ultimately provided a result which met our expectations 

Matthew & Anna Cox - 55 Hopetoun Street Camperdown

 

Raine & Horne Newtown Agent Michael Harris

From the first meeting with Michael I was impressed with his Market Knowledge of the area, his communication and negotiation skill.

Michael and his staff at all times made themselves available to me, nothing was too much trouble, which made me feel very comfortable with my dealings with Raine & Horne.

The result of the sale was above the reserve.

Overall I would recommend Michael Harris and his team to be your Agent for the Sale of your Property.

Geoff Atwood - 19 Bishopgate Street Newtown

 

Communication and Integrity

My wife and I had been searching for a home for over 6 months after selling our home of 20 years. In that time, we had dealt with a number of agents in the process of selling then buying.

Most have been reasonable, a few were aggressive and one was outright dishonest but Michael and his team renewed our respect and surpassed our expectations. He was upfront, played no games and we knew were we stood through the whole process.

I would not hesitate in recommending Michael and would like to thank him for the way we were treated. Michael, you are more than welcome to come over any time for a cup of tea.

You know the address!

Nader & Jillian Malek - Purchasers of 8 Pine Street Newtown

 

Sale Testimonial

Short note to highly recommend Michael, he recently acted in the sale of my unit and I couldn't be more pleased.

He kept me fully informed at all stages of the campaign and worked tirelessly to secure the sale, despite a few issues which presented themselves in the campaign due to strata.

He achieved a great result pre-auction and I have no hesitation in recommending Michael to other sellers.

Matthew Conn - 4/154 Mallett Street Camperdown

 

Michael Harris and Team

We would not hesitate to recommend Michael Harris and his team.

Michael is very knowledgeable and experienced in the Newtown market.

He will give buyers an accurate and honest assessment and will always go the extra step to assist wherever possible.

Melissa and others on his team are also extremely helpful, friendly and knowledgeable.

We rate Michael very highly on all the factors that make a great agent!

Ian Mylchreest & Amanda Cowley - Buyer 21 Trade Street Newtown

 

Michael was a pleasure and I was happy with the outcome

Michael was an absolute pleasure to deal with and I was happy with the sale result.

I would recommend Michael to family and friends.

Kristie Baker - 420/1 Missenden Road Camperdown

 

Michael is the best

Some years ago we bought our home from Michael and subsequently asked him to act for us on the sale of that house and also three investment properties.

Michael is the "go to" agent for Newtown and the surrounding suburbs. He has excellent knowledge of the prevailing market conditions, is a confident and competent negotiator, an effective communicator, and has great integrity.

He has put together a sound team, and we especially appreciated the experience of Vivienne Rockell.

Michael also has access to extremely professional and reliable painters, stylists, maintenance, & cleaners. 

The last property Michael sold for us prior to auction, in that hectic period leading up to Christmas 2015.

We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Michael.

Fiona Ferguson and Geraldine White - 6/20 Eve Street Erskineville

 

Recommendation

Thanks to Michael Harris and his support team at Raine &Horne Newtown for such a professional service in the lead up to and the sale of our investment property in Newtown.

Communication from the agency office in particular for the entire duration of the sale preparation was outstanding.

The result on the day was above our expectations and left us with an overall positive impression that we had selected the right Agency.

Ken & Pamela Allom - 21 Trade Street Newtown

 

Property Sale 

Michael and the team at Raine and Horne were excellent in managing our property sale.

We were very impressed with their level of knowledge and experience and the high standard of professionalism they exhibited throughout the sale process.

They went above and beyond in guiding us and helping to resolve issues as they arose.

I would absolutely recommend them!

Richard Spiewak & Andrew Payne - 508E/138 Carillon Ave Newtown

 

My Purchase

I was really impressed with Michael's team.

I particularly had most of my communications with Melissa, who was always ready to assist me with any issue or question I had.

Felt that the whole process went really smoothly. Thanks guys :)

Daniel Bolotin & Loretta Greco - 290 Church Street Newtown

 

Sale of Unit 

Michael and his team were fantastic! Wonderful communication and were able to answer all my questions easily and quickly.

Being out of state I needed them to handle everything including a complete refurbishment of the property. Everything was handled efficiently and I was always kept in the loop.

Michael's recommendations for the sale shows he knows the market well and I got an excellent result in a very short time.

Bianca Smalley - 25/41 Pitt Street Redfern

 

Great Job Michael

Thanks Michael (and his trusty team particularly Melissa and Viv) for the professional and efficient service.

When there were problems they were fixed. When there were questions they were answered. And great price too!

Roger Harper - 34 Crystal Street Petersham

 

Michael & his team

We found Michael to be very professional from the outset and he and his team provided very good service throughout the sales campaign.

We were kept informed of important matters as they happened and always had an open line to Michael and Melissa when we had questions and to make decisions.

The sales result was very good and we are happy we chose Michael and his team to sell our house.

Steve & Emma Walsh - 70 Hordern Street Newtown

 

Very Professional Team

We found Michael Harris and his team very professional and very helpful through all stages of the sale.

They advised us on the best trade’s people to use to smarten up the property and gave us good advice on presentation.

Michael is an excellent communicator and we were very pleased with his negotiation skills and he always kept us in the loop.

Ivan Andrikidis - 41 Baltic Street Newtown

 

A good result in a falling market

 In a market that could be best described as softening, Michael still gained me a result that exceeded my expectations.

I fear a less experienced agent may not have taken market indicators on board as Michael did, and the advice I received definitely contributed to the positive result.

Jim Lakiss – 66A Cary Street Marrickville

 

A thoroughly professional job well done

I found Michael to be very easy to deal with. I had complete confidence that he was working in our best interests.

Questions were answered promptly and clearly. Michael advised us well on how to present the property to its best advantage to secure a good price, without going overboard with expensively dressing the property.

The quality of essential works carried out were good quality. The timetable set out was adhered to and the sale was concluded in excellent time.

I have no hesitation in recommending Michael’s services to anyone.

Abhay Puri – 212 Church Street Newtown

 

My satisfaction with Michael Harris and his team for the sale of my house

I was most impressed with the service provided by Michael and his team over the several weeks of the campaign.

Michael and the team were always available for me about any questions and concerns I had about the process. Michael’s communication skills were excellent and his regular updates about real estate information in my area were very helpful.

The sale result was more than I expected and I am sure due to Michael’s impressive negotiation skills.

Christine Sylva – 147 Denison Street Camperdown

 

A True Professional

I’ve been fortunate enough to have Michael sell two properties for me over the last 5 years and both times his professionalism, manner and ability to find the right buyer has been outstanding.

Michael has a deep knowledge of the property market, particularly in the inner west, and is exceptionally well connected across the industry. This translates to access to great stylists, the best auctioneer, and phenomenal coverage (house of the week, Foxtel mentions and other unexpectedly fabulous publicity).

Plus Michael’s honest and personable style means prospective buyers have received appropriate information and are comfortable with (and trust) the sales agent – which is a pretty important part of selling a property in a drama-free, satisfactory way.

I would unreservedly recommend Michael and look forward to working with him and his very professional team at Raine and Horne Newtown in the future.

Anna Russell – 66A Cary Street Marrickville

 

Very happy that we engaged Michael for our property sale

This was our first time selling at auction and Michael was able to help us through the process with assurance and professional integrity.

We are very happy with the service provided by Michael and his team at Raine and Horne Newtown

Peter & Jenny Gibson – 16/83-91 Wilson Street Newtown

 

Excellent Agent

Have had 2 experience of working with Michael, both were excellent and produced the results we were looking for.

Michael gave honest feedback and worked with us to get the outcomes we wanted

Michael Beckett & Russell Rodrigo – 20 & 20A Cambridge Street Enmore

 

A credit to the industry and his employer

I can’t speak highly enough of Michael and the team has made. They have honestly earner the 5 star rating and well above.

Michael himself is warm, easy to communicate with and always willing to explain the sales process. I was always able to contact

Michael and he always knew myself and what was going on with the sale without going for reference.

He is a credit to the industry and I have no hesitation in recommending him, you will not be disappointed.

Damon Bransom – 20/1 Linthorpe Street Newtown

 

We engaged Michael to sell our apartment and would definitely recommend him to others.

With the help of his assistant Melissa they organised all the quotes and tradesmen for our refurbishments with a quick turnaround before going on the market.

Michael provided us with an informative weekly report while on the market and guided us through the auction proceedings as this was our first time.

Mark & Tracy Horsley – 13/155 Missenden Road Newtown

 

We used Michael as, earlier in the year, he had sold our daughters’ townhouse in Newtown and they were pleased with the service of the whole team at Raine & Horne, Newtown and with the result.

As we were based in Canberra, we needed an agent who could fit in with our times and take on some of the logistics that come from selling a property when you aren’t nearby.

Michael & his team put in this extra effort and everything went smoothly. We felt Michael’s strongest point was the regular communication he maintained with us – usually by phone. If he said he’d ring that afternoon, he did – and there was never any need for us to chase him.

He explained all the issues carefully and demonstrated not only a knowledge of the market but of human behavior. His market assessment of price was realistic and, in the end, he negotiated a better price.

We were very pleased. Congratulations, Michael & team.

Cecily & Michael Harris – 6/21 Coulson Street Erskineville

 

We entrusted Michael Harris and his team to sell our investment property in Newtown.

It was a bit run down so we gave them relatively free reign to do it up to provide the best possible presentation.

That said, Michael’s team and their trades, (including painters, handymen, cleaners and stylists) were frugal with their costs so for about a $20k spend it easily added $100k to the asking price.

Although failing to sell at auction, Michael persisted with new buyers using his excellent negotiating skills to reach our asking price, which was $100k above the reserve we would have otherwise accepted at Auction.

We were always kept well informed of developments, the whole process being quite painless once you make that initial, daunting decision to go ahead.

An excellent result, thanks!

Simon & Georgina Carless – 2 Raper Street Newtown

 

Very Happy!

Throughout the process of selling our house we found Michael Harris and his Executive Assistant Melissa Grose very helpful, efficient and made the whole process straightforward.

I would highly recommend them.

Bethan Hall & Clare Dash – 40 Horton Street Marrickville

 

I have met Michael many times over the years at local house viewings and was always impressed by his courtesy, honesty and delicate sales approach, so when it came to selling my own house I went straight to him. I’m very glad I did.

Michael and his sales team made the whole process so much easier than I imagined. They helped me prepare the house for sale, negotiated with tradies and procured outstanding results in terms of expense and finished quality.

I was delighted with the final price attained for my property and have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Michael and his assistants.

Melissa Grose, in particular, was marvelous to deal with and steered the whole process under Michael’s directions. A very happy client.

Suzanne Ryan – 17 Holdsworth Street Newtown

 

Michael Harris was an excellent lead agent with an efficient, friendly team around him

Michael and his team were extremely competent, knowledgeable, efficient and friendly.

We were advised of the outcome and prospects very promptly from each open house. Michael was quietly confident and clearly knew his stuff. He always worked to achieve at least our reserve which we stated before even signing up for the campaign.

The coordination of work necessary to prepare the unit for sale was extraordinarily efficient. The trades people used were competent and did their respective tasks in a very timely manner.

The result was outstanding at $100,000 above our expectation. Would definitely use the team again if selling another property.

Geoff Deacon –  14/16 Dunblane Street Camperdown

 

Fuss Free, Great Result.

We were extremely happy with Michael and his team throughout the process of selling our house. He made what could have been a very stressful situation relatively straightforward, and – most importantly – achieved the result we wanted.

He communicated openly and frankly at all times, which meant we felt well informed and assured for the duration of the campaign. We also appreciated his gentle and confident manner in dealing with prospective buyers. We’d certainly recommend Michael to anyone selling in the Inner West.

Jonathan Edwards & Louise Stewart – 33 Oxford Street Newtown

 

A great team!

Michael and his team were a pleasure to work with as our house was being sold.

Always helpful, responsive and knowledgeable – we would highly recommend them to anyone looking to sell.

Gary & Thomasin Schmidt – 24 Rowley Street Camperdown 

 

I am probably not easy to deal with but Raine and Horne Newtown staff from the office to the agents always responded promptly to my queries and “suggestions” and did so with candor at all times.

In the end we achieved our objective and in our view the whole process was handled professionally and competently by all in the agency.

Miles & Phillipa Harvey – 36 Raper Street Newtown

 

We have had the pleasure of both selling and buying our home with Michael and his team.

Through both the selling and buying process Michael has kept us informed, provided credible and honest guidance on property sale expectations and purchase price guides and aided by Michael’s professional and friendly team both the selling and buying processes were made easy.

Niklas Power & Sophie Jones –  Purchased 24 Rowley Street Camperdown

 

If you’re looking for an Inner West real estate agent, Michael is your man!

This is the second time we have used Michael Harris to sell a property for us and it further cemented our already high opinion of him, both as a real estate agent and a person. Michael communicates thoroughly at every point throughout the experience from valuation – sale completion. You never feel like there is a silly question to ask and he speaks with integrity and honesty. This property was selling in a strange market and Michael had a plan no matter what way it went. He ensured we felt totally comfortable with the process and we sold an hour after the auction, after it got passed in, for exactly what we wanted – which could have been difficult. We would highly recommend Michael to any prospective seller and would use him again in heartbeat.

Matt & Kate Henshaw – 146 Station Street, Newtown

 

For all the properties we have brought and sold Michael has made this by far the most drama free experience.

I would most certainly recommend Michael to anyone in this area, I cannot fault his work.

Maz Archer and Terry Phelps – 263 Australia Street, Newtown

 

It is with pleasure that I write this testimonial for Michael Harris, Melissa Grose and all of the team from Raine and Horne, Newtown.

The service that I received from Michael and Melissa was exceptional in every way. Michael can only be described as the consummate professional and a 5 star operator. His knowledge of the area is expansive and his advice was invaluable.

Michael’s executive assistant Melissa Grose did a fantastic job in organising everything required for the sale of the property. The task was difficult and complicated but Melissa successfully organised all the tradespeople to finalise the work in the allocated time frame and the workmanship of her tradespeople was 1st class.

Michael and Melissa both possess great communication skills, always keeping me informed with regular updates. No question from me was ever a problem.

My experience with Raine and Horne Newtown was rewarding, with Michael and Melissa’s efforts being instrumental in obtaining an auction result that was above my expectations.

I would recommend Raine and Horne Newtown without hesitation to anyone who may be requiring of their services.

Grace Gambino – 43 Queen Street, Newtown

 

I would just like to thank Michael and his team for the outstanding service they provided in the sale of my property. Throughout they were professional, courteous and ensured I was kept up to date throughout the whole process.

A special thanks to Melissa for arranging trades for the property and liaising with them on my behalf as I was overseas.

I was extremely happy with the sale result and think this is testament to the hard work, knowledge and professionalism of the whole team. Thanks again.

Sara Edwards – 71 Campbell Street, Newtown

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