Michael`s family has been in the real estate industry since the early 1960`s and has been a market leader ever since. He decided early on that this was his chosen career and has worked in the industry for over fifteen years.
Michael uses his in-depth knowledge of the Inner West property market and love of real estate to maximize sales returns for his clients. He has the determination and passion to deliver the results they want.
Clients admire his polite and professional manner and appreciate his attention to detail, professional follow up and clear communication.
Michael is a savvy negotiator and attributes this with his strong rapport with buyers and knowledge around the Inner West area.
Michael is ranked number 21 in the sales commission in Australia within Raine and Horne year to date, number five in the Inner West Raine and Horne Group, a real achievement considering that the Raine and Horne Inner West group outperform by selling more property than any other real estate brand in the Inner West. He has been part of the Raine & Horne Chairman’s awards club for four years straight.
“ “On first impressions when meeting Michael he comes across as an easy going and honest person with plenty of experience in real estate. This instantly separated Michael from all the other agents we interviewed and we believe that these are the attributes needed to make buyers feel comfortable and gaining the greatest result. From the start of the campaign right to the very end Michael communicated with us constantly and answered every question for us before we got to ask it. He gained a result more than we asked for and was an absolute pleasure to deal with. We will always use Michael in the future and highly recommend him to everyone.” ”
“ “Thank you Michael & staff especially Emma for the professional attitude you showed involving the sale @ Rozelle. At a time of very high family emotions everyone of your staff showed us a great deal of compassion and understanding. We appreciate greatly your very important feed back system, keeping us in the loop every step of the way. We never envisaged the great result you obtained namely $147k above the reserve. These top results can on be obtained by professional people with professional attitudes. Once again on behalf of Grace Pearce thank you and we wish you every success in the future.” ”
“ “From the moment we engaged Michael, we were convinced that we had made the right choice. We found him throughout the campaign to be professional, friendly, and knowledgeable and a good communicator. He constantly updated us by phone, e-mail and letter, to tell us how the campaign was progressing, and was never too busy to discuss the sale with us.” ”
“ “From the start, we were very impressed with Michael’s professional yet easy-going manner and his obvious depth of knowledge of the real estate industry. Selling a house can be a terrifying process. Michael was most reassuring and transformed all our fears into anticipation and excitement. At all times we felt he was very much in control, always contactable and straightforward, with a great mix of style and honesty. If you ever have the opportunity to work this man, take it!’ ”
“ "Michael and Rebecca were a great team to work with for the sale of our home. Michael has solid knowledge of the market and industry which comes across in his communication. Michael is very approachable and genuine- we felt 100% consulted and informed along the way and confident that our sales campaign was in good hands. A pleasure to work with and we achieved a great result!" ”
“ "It was such a pleasure dealing with Michael Montano. His patience and dedication to selling our home for the best price possible was amazing to be part of. Communicating continuously with us on latest sales in the market until we achieved the right price. Definitely a pleasure to deal with him as a professional and would highly recommend him as an agent." ”
“ "Michael achieved a record price for 2 bedroom property in the complex and considering that ours wasn’t in the best position, we were grateful to say the least. We were nervous about the sale considering its importance. Michael guided us through the process and we appreciated his communication. We appreciated Michael’s efforts throughout the campaign and felt assured that he did everything possible to get the best price. The sales team were very professional and well organised and we would like to take this opportunity to thank Michael and his team for a great result. We would highly recommend Michael to anyone wishing to sell their property and am happy to give a verbal reference." ”
“ Excellent Experience It’s not often you can say that a Real Estate Agent Care but I can. I entrusted Michael to sell my mother’s family home of 53 years. During the process he was empathetic, patient, and trustworthy. This was my first sale and Michael guided me through the emotional rollercoaster ride of selling our house. I cannot understate his concern and commitment to being totally available in his dealings with me at all times. It is a testament to "Michael's caring disposition and skills that the purchaser for my home has engaged Michael to sell their home." ”
“ "Create a partnership with your Agent Michael demonstrated his outstanding communication skills over and over again. I entrusted him to sell my family home of 32 years and at all times Michael revealed his empathy and understanding of the emotional rollercoaster ride that an auction can entail addressing questions and concerns appropriately. I cannot understate his concern and commitment to being totally available in his dealings with me at all times. It is a testament to Michael’s caring disposition and skills that the purchaser for my home has engaged Michael to sell their home. " ”
“ "Michael Montano is an exceptional Real Estate professional in every respect We first met Michael at an open house inspection for a property we were considering buying at Lilyfield. His professionalism and credibility impressed us from the outset. He was upfront and honest, kept us informed and really knew the market. When it came to selling our property we wanted an agent that treated potential buyers as we were treated during the Lilyfield negotiation. Michael was the only agent we considered. He and his team are incredibly proficient and surround themselves with like minded experts who take care of essential aspects like styling, photography and floor plans. They strategize well, marketed our property to their considerable data base and achieved a sales result that we were elated with. In a competitive industry Michael Montano sets the benchmark that other real estate professionals should aspire to." ”
“ "We found Michael to be very attentive and responsive to our needs throughout the marketing and sales process. Michael conducted himself very professionally and made himself available at all times" ”
“ "Personally, being a resident in the house, I appreciated your punctuality, and the timely and appropriate amount of phone, email and postal communication. Most of all it was reassuring to have your thoughtfulness and kindness in some emotional and difficult situations during the selling process. Your genuine interest and concern for our situation came as a very pleasant surprise." ”
“ "I was impressed with Michael and the company with the way they conducted themselves on auction day, always in control. Michael’s rapport with the perspective buyers certainly helped us in securing an impressive price.” ”
“ “We sold our property at 2 Hereford St, Glebe by auction on 19th May 2012. We used Michael Montano as our agent and were very pleased with his professionalism from the time of listing until settlement. We were overseas for most of the time the property was on the market, and Michael kept us very up to date via email about the marketing campaign, property inspections and potential buyers. On auction day his advice regarding setting a reserve, when to use vendor bid and negotiating post auction was crucial and important to getting a satisfactory sale price. Michael's staff were also very proficient and helpful.” ”
“ “This is to confirm that I have been acquainted with Michael Montano of R&H Annandale for a couple of years in my search for a residential property. I can thankfully say that after some time, I was fortunate to purchase and sell through Michael recently. While many may perceive this as a stressful, Michael’s leadership and professional guidance made this experience most enjoyable and in summary a success on many levels. We were fortunate to purchase a property in Annandale Street to end a long and exhaustive search for a home for my pregnant wife and I. Consequently, we required a prompt sale of our 2 bedroom townhome within a short period of time. Michael Montano of R&H Annandale was engaged to sell the property based on their performance during our purchase. Again, there expertise and competence made for an excellent result in what may be considered an extremely difficult period for the property market. R&H Annandale are an impressive Real Estate Agent who were always in control of the campaign from being engaged to Auction day. The value added to the sale by Michael and his team was over and above our expectation. I never thought that both selling and purchasing property would be so enjoyable and thrilling and for that I thank Michael greatly and look forward to many more fruitful future transactions together.” ”
“ "Just thought I would take this opportunity to thank you for all your consistent hard work for myself and my family over the last several years. It is rare in the business world, but, I can say honestly I have always been happy with my decision to have you handle my parent’s property for me, a task you have always performed admirably. The result of $110,000 over reserve was at auction was spectacular and yesterday both my brothers expressed their genuine admiration for your work and both are grateful that they agreed to continue the association I had with you. I am confident that the Sun Herald article shall deservedly bring you business, a good start to the Spring. Thank you again. " ”
“ "We recently entrusted Raine and Horne, led by Michael Montano, to sell our most important asset - the family home. We found Michael and his team to be extremely honest and down-to-earth with both us and the potential customers. At all times, Michael's experience in the inner west was obvious. The great result on auction day exceeded our expectations and was a testament to the manner in which he and his entire team controlled the process.“ ”
“ “After having lived at the same address for over 20 years, we decided it was time to move on. We interviewed three agents and decided on Michael Montano at Raine & Horne. It was going to mean a big change for us but Michael was confident and reassuring and brought us to the big day of auction constantly monitoring and reviewing interest in the property by phoning or meeting with us. His advice and guidance were a big help as this was the first time that we had put a property on the market. We were very happy with the result and would have no hesitation in recommending Michael at Raine & Horne, Annandale.” ”
“ "Michael's professionalism, attention to detail, communication skills and expert knowledge of the area ensured that the process of selling our property was a stress free as possible and culminated in a very pleasing result. We were also impressed by the buyer coverage we received through the four offices and the amount of interest there was. " ”
“ "Michael recently sold our property and was always professional. Michael has a solid knowledge of the market and was able to secure a sale price in excess of our expectations." ”
“ In October 2012 I appointed Michael Montano of Raine and Horne Real Estate Annandale to sell my property. Prior to appointing Michael to sell my property I had engaged with Michael in regard to a potential purchase. I did not proceed with the purchase but I had appreciated Michael’s professionalism and regular communication. When I decided to sell my property Michael’s communication style appealed to me. I felt, as a potential purchaser, he had engaged me in the process. Michael’s communication and approach, which was encouraging but not pressured, became one of the influencing factors when I determined who to appoint as the agent. Michael’s experience and knowledge of the inner west was valuable and as a vendor I again found Michael’s communication during the sale process was excellent. I received regular updates and I felt informed and confident during the sales process. Buying or selling a property can be a stressful period. Michael’s knowledge and professionalism coupled with his quietly confident and calm manner were reassuring and alleviated for me what could have been a stressful event. ”
“ I have gotten to know Michael Montano for over a year while looking to upgrade from a unit to a house. When it came to selling, Michael was at the forefront of my mind. His knowledge, guidance and advice on both buying and selling are only second to his professionalism and exceptional communication which are all a testament to his many years of experience in property. ”
“ Michael presented us with a well thought out plan to market the property that was appropriate to the site and market conditions. We were impressed with his presentation to us and the genuine way he communicated with us. He gave considered thought as to the best way of selling the property and was able to carry through on his plan, showing sensitivity to any changing conditions and offering us intelligent assessments of the situation as we moved through the sale process up to the auction.Michael has an extensive data-base of clients and he was able to successfully engage those parties likely to be interested in our property, backed up with a solid advertising campaign. He provided us with regular feedback and assessments of the situation based on a determined follow-up of the interested parties. He always presented us with an honest assessment of the market response, providing us with the necessary information to make crucial decisions. Michael used his extensive knowledge of market conditions, his experience working in the Inner West, and his sophisticated negotiation skills to secure an excellent result for Price Tiles. We were confident in his experience and trusted him to secure the best possible result for Price Tiles and he did not let us down. ”
“ As a first-time seller, I was nervous about the prospect of selling my home in Annandale, but Michael and Janet made the experience surprisingly easy and stress-free! They were always available to answer my queries, no matter how trivial, and they were honest and transparent about their work. A rarity in the real estate industry! The auction campaign was run in a well-planned and highly professional manner and Michael kept me informed of buyer feedback on an almost daily basis. His sensitivity, enthusiasm and belief in the property was appreciated and I never felt like I was just another client. On auction day, the Raine and Horne Annandale team were excited and supportive and the results exceeded my expectations; I never could have achieved that result on my own. Overall, my experience with Michael and the team has set a high benchmark that few agents have been able to match during my current search for a new property. I can't recommend them highly enough! ”
“ I could not speak highly enough of Raine and Horne at Annandale and especially Michael Montano. Michael really took the pressure off and handled everything expertly and confidently. He gave us updates along the way and was always at the other end of the phone when I had any questions. He was totally honest with us when we were a little unrealistic about our asking price. As it turned out he worked tirelessly and managed to achieve a great result. The best thing we could say about dealing with Michael is his total professionalism. He isn't pushy or demanding, he simply gets the job done. We can honestly say that we would not hesitate to use Raine and Horne and particularly Michael Montano if ever we sell again. ”
“ 'Michael was fantastic to work with, we always felt that he was doing his absolute best for us. He was always contactable, positive and calm and made a stressful process easy. We are really pleased we chose him as our agent.’ ”
“ I first met Michael Montano back in July 2011 at a home open in Annandale. I asked Michael for an appraisal only on my childhood home. Due to a family illness the sale was prolonged for a 2 year period. Michael is a very compassionate & caring individual. He wasn’t pushy at all. Through his character, I developed a trusting relationship with him as I knew he had our best interests at heart, Michael's leadership & professional manner made this experience un-stressful. I decided very easily he was the agent to sell my mother's property. Michael sold the property with ease achieving $110,000 over reserve on the day. I'm so thankful for his guidance in this matter, making it an enjoyable experience & a wonderful outcome. ”
“ 'I found Michael to be open and ethical. I was always kept up to date during the marketing period with regular activity reports. He was always contactable. I believe Michael made every effort to achieve the best possible price at the time of auction. For these reasons I can recommend Michael as a very professional agent.' ”
“ “We were in the process of looking for real estate agents to sell our one bedroom unit and stumbled across Michael and Janet at an open house. We clicked straight away and in no time our unit was on the market. Michael and Janet are good and efficient operators and don’t seem to rest until the deal is done. They are very dedicated to what they do and certainly got the best deal for us, which exceeded our expectations. Thanks to Michael, Janet and the team, we are definitely in a better position to upgrade.” ”