Selling of our home in Newtown. 1890’s Terrace
A glass or two of Chardonnay over a long Newtown lunch can be very dangerous. With our recent renovation completed we decided we needed a new chapter in life and a move to seaside Port Macquarie would be an ideal starting point.
All the Real Estate agents in Newtown area are very professional and capable people. We wanted someone who had that extra flair and team that could produce a special, personalised marketing program, engage with all open home visitors, follow up and result in a successful sale of the property.
We decided to contact Michael Harris from Raine and Horne to manage our sale and we were excited to have as our Auctioneer Tom Panos, great value with a sense of humour.
With this competent team driving our sale in this difficult selling period we were realistic with our pricing and resulted in three parties bidding on auction day.
One of the main drivers of the sales program was the marketing of the property. Having a tight budget on this, it was important to get best value. Michael guided us through this phase resulting in a display of inviting pics and an amazing video of the house for our internet exposure. From the campaign we received weekly statistics on all hits / likes / referrals of sites used.
Thank you Chris who did an amazing job with his camera.
Auction day arrived luckily a beauty sunny day with the auction held in the rear garden, excellent attendance and interested parties.
Our auctioneer Tom did an excellent performance in steering our auction to best price.
We are forever thankful to Michael and his team at Raine and Horne Newtown for a successful sale of our home and would certainly recommend using Michael and team if you are contemplating selling or for any advice in best marketing program for you.
David and Brian - 85 Watkin Street Newtown
Great Agent/Great Outcome
Michael is a great agent. He has excellent market knowledge, he provided good guidance on market expectations, managed the sales process well and exhibited excellent negotiation skills.
Michael provided critical insights into a number of key aspects of the sales process, from presentation through marketing and finally lead management and final sale negotiation.
Michael & his team achieved a great outcome for us.
Russell & Michael - 37/1 Gladstone Street Newtown
I interviewed a couple of agents as I am a Vendors Advocate - my job is to help sellers choose the agent when they are selling and then I project manage the sale to make sure everything is on track.
Most sellers only sell once or twice in a lifetime and I provide that added support and independent knowledge.
I chose Michael because he cares about each of his properties, you deal with him and not a junior assistant. He calls after every open, gets on well with buyers and has great local market knowledge.
Tia - 32 Charles Street Enmore
Michael and Melissa made the potentially difficult task of selling our unit so much easier.
They gave us great guidance and advice throughout the process, they kept us informed every step of the way and we felt very supported.
We recommend Michael, Melissa and the Raine & Horne Newtown team very highly.
Rohan & Sarah - 34/68 Princes Highway St Peters
Michael was very professional in his dealings and communication with us.
His assistant Melissa was fantastic with coordinating the works that were needed to prepare the house for sale. The result of the works were amazing as well as cost effective. Melissa was very quick to get back to us if we had any queries along the way.
Michael was excellent with his reporting and feedback after every inspection. There was no pressure when it came to decide on a reserve price.
All in all we very happy with the service and attention given to us. And of course happy with the outcome of the sale in a tough market.
Fred & Bernadette - 45 Dickson Street Newtown
Quick, frank negotiation which meant we got the deal done with no time-wasting and no stress.
Ron Brown, Purchaser – 7/140 Lennox Street Newtown
We could not recommend Michael and his team more highly!
We sold our property in Newtown remotely whilst based on the mid north coast of NSW. While Michael came highly recommended we we’re worried going in that the lack of face to face engagement might make the relationship difficult to manage and less personable but nothing could be further from the truth. Michael, Melissa & Matthew looked after us impeccably.
Communication was first rate, calls rarely went unanswered and were returned quickly when they were.
Integrity is a rarity these days but we felt fully appraised of all developments and found quickly that we could discuss all options openly with confidence that our wishes and decision would be honoured even if it was contrary to the team’s advice.
A special mention to Melissa who project managed updates to our property to prepare it for sale, she was brilliant! No issue was too big or difficult to tackle and the standard of work and result were fantastic. The value add was there for all to see and our humble terrace presented beautifully.
In a changing market where properties no longer sell themselves you could not go past Michael and his team.
In a profession beset by a lack of trustworthiness these guys are the exception to the norm.
Markus & Rebecca Lutz - 23 Ferndale Street Newtown
Michael and his team were very professional, providing excellent service and communication at all times.
Rod & Robyn Cambrell - 1/68A Brocks Lane Newtown
We had a fantastic experience with Michael and the team and Raine & Horne Newtown.
From the start Michael had a plan which really paid off as we were able to sell in the first week of our campaign.
The team were very responsive, answering messages and emails really quickly and keeping us up to date with what was going on.
Everyone we worked with were great – highly recommend Michael and the team.
Brad & Vicki Barker - 5/56 Cambridge Street Stanmore
The sale of our property through Raine & Horne was a positive one.
They listened to our requirements and concerns and offered solutions. They were very reactive and available, and always communicated with us in a friendly manner, which definitely counts in such a stressful process.
We were well looked after and would recommend this already successful team.
Brian & Gaelle - 19/1 Gladstone Street Newtown
Service with a smile
Always willing to listen and with a fantastic team behind him.
Brian & Gaelle - Purchasers - 263 Australia Street Newtown
From start to finish we were kept in the loop regarding open inspection and contracts. Michael has awesome support and nothing is too much trouble. My property sold before auction on their expert advice.
I highly recommend this agency and Michael Harris
Kelly Hamilton - 15 Pine Street Newtown
Raine & Horne Newtown
Michael and his team were very accommodating and professional. I found them very accessible and only a phone call away. If they didn't answer, they returned the call within minutes.
Very easy to deal with and Michael gave thorough reports after every open inspection.
Andrew Byrne - 15 Pine Street Newtown
A Fantastic Team
Michael and the team were excellent. The campaign all went very smoothly, with plenty of personal feedback along the way.
The team were able to have bidders there on the day in a more challenging market situation.
The results on auction day were very pleasing, reflecting Michael's expectations prior to the day.
A fine result and we are happy that we engaged the team for our sale
Ian Maitland & Helen Scott - 24/1 Gibbens Street Camperdown
When it comes down to service, communication and results, Michael Harris and his dedicated team tick all the boxes!
Michael, along with Matthew and the wonderful Raine and Horne team behind the scenes, Vivienne and Melissa made us feel at ease every step of the way including auction day culminating in the fantastic result we achieved!
Thanks again Michael!
Grant Moran & Julienne Anderson - 221 Australia Street Newtown
Michael and his team at Raine & Horne provide an excellent service.
Always available to answer questions and supported us to move through the stressful event of a property purchase with ease. We were very grateful to be served by such a reliable and trustworthy team.
David Birds & Pamela Clingman - Purchasers of 19/1 Gladstone Street Newtown
Having been searching very intensely since before Christmas, I have met many real estate agents. I cannot speak highly enough of Michael.
He was totally professional at all stages of our relationship; from meeting him at open homes to buying one of his properties at auction. He knows the market inside out, and must be one of the top agents for Inner West Sydney.
Michael is utterly realistic, and happy to answer any client questions, or to point you in the right direction to get answers. He has a calm, methodical no- nonsense style, and would definitely be the agent I would choose if I were to be listing a property.
He is also backed by a very efficient team!
Simone Kennedy - Purchaser of 3/222 Wilson Street Newtown
Fantastic Agent and Team
We cannot recommend Michael Harris and his team more highly. Melissa is fantastic and helps guide you the steps.
Matthew is friendly and Adam and Bruna were willing to help find our new rental home. Their professionalism and expertise is spot on but they are also friendly and personable.
They guide you through a daunting and stressful process perfectly. Each team member called us on the day of the auction to wish us luck and then took their time to congratulate us personally.
We never once felt pressured or like we were just another client.
Michael and his team gave us their undivided attention every step of the way. You will not regret putting your trust in Michael Harris and his team at Raine and Horne.
Mark & Fiona Kilkenny - 38 Lennox Street Newtown
We have had a 10 year professional relationship with Michael Harris.
Michael is honest, supportive, and integral and both he and he his team are excellent communicators.
Michael was responsible for achieving a sale outcome well beyond our expectations.
We highly recommend Michael and his excellent team at R&H Newtown.
Chris Lloyd & Fiona Faughlin - 3/222 Wilson Street Newtown
Five Star Agent
Michael Harris and his team are everything a vendor would want in an agent.
He is knowledgeable, honest in his assessments and delivers what he says he will.
All tasks to ready the house for inspection were carried out promptly and to a high standard. From the start of the process to the end, communication was prompt, clear and pertinent.
Lin Buckfield - 7 Phillip Street Newtown
Michael and his team were great to work with. We were very impressed with the way he negotiated our sale.
Whilst stressful Michael and Mel were great at keeping us informed at every step of the way.
I would highly recommend Michael to anyone looking to sell.
Strathmore Meurer & Sarah Emms - 270 Stanmore Road Petersham
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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