Melinda prides herself on being energetic, highly organised & extremely customer focused. Specialising in The Forest area, Melinda lives locally in Killarney Heights, and has in-depth local knowledge which is paramount when advising her clients and buyers.
Having worked in real estate for many years, her market knowledge is also second to none and is an invaluable asset to her clients. This innate understanding of the local market provides a solid basis for her already finely tuned negotiation skills.
Melinda is also a Justice of the Peace.
“ Now the dust has settled and had a little time for reflection I just wanted to say a BIG thank you to for all your efforts during the campaign and especially to you Melinda. When we first met your honest appraisal of the house and what needed work was exactly what I needed to hear and you were the only agent who did that, everyone else just wanted to sell the house. Needless to say I am glad we listened. Thanks again and see you around no doubt. ”
“ After the recent sale of our house by Melinda Dunn and Sam Pfafflin of Raine & Horne Forestville, I felt compelled to share our experience (I was not asked to write this). Perhaps I could sum up our sale by the Zen-like calmness I felt on auction day. I knew we would get the best possible result because no stone had been left unturned. We felt we had a marketable house that appealed to a wide number of people but we didn’t want to take anything for granted, so we followed Sam and Melinda’s advice every step of the way, which clearly paid off. Melinda put in a tremendous amount of work during the open for inspections (especially with the follow up calls) and her strong organisational and communication skills helped keep us in the picture every step of the way. She also did a fantastic job of keeping our feet on the ground (which is not easy when selling your family home!) Sam’s overall strategy and guidance meant that on auction day regardless of the final outcome, we were as ready as we could be. And then it was up to the auctioneer and the 14 registered bidders to help set a new suburb record for Killarney Heights. We would be happy to recommend the team at Raine & Horne Forestville to any prospective buyer (or seller), for their professional and ethical approach and for their strong desire to achieve the best possible result. Best regards Stephen and Megan Cranch ”
“ From our first meeting with Melinda and Sam they inspired confidence and we chose the team from Raine and Horne over many other agents for their professional approach and knowledge of the real estate market in our area. Throughout the process we took their advice which had great results on the open days and within a very short period sold our house for the right price two weeks prior to auction day. Their ability to get the price right was spot on and if you are selling your home we can highly recommend you contact Melinda Dunn at Raine and Horne Forestville. ”
“ It is my pleasure to provide a reference for you and the team at Raine and Horne, Forestville. Melinda, Sam and their team were a pleasure to deal with. Selling a home is a stressful experience but both Melinda and Sam were always calm, consistent and provided great advice and insight. Their valuation was spot on, they kept us in touch with regular reports, documentation and phoned with feedback too. They showed in-depth knowledge of the area and their potential buyers. We were happy with the auction and how the sale was handled. The Raine and Horne team are obviously close and show a deep respect for each other, ever friendly, polite and courteous. The provide a seamless service, very professional – I’m not sure how they did it but they even booked the fine weather for every home open and the auction itself – first class! I wholeheartedly recommend their services and would not hesitate to use them again. ”
“ Choosing Raine & Horne as our agent proved to be the right decision. The team at Raine & Horne had a warm, friendly, & personable approach, & were flawlessly professional, knowledgeable & efficient. The way information was presented to us & the timing of decisions, actions & follow-ups were well paced & we felt secure in the way everything was handled, with great momentum but no pressure. This made us feel confident that the sale of our home was in good hands. Thank you for all your hard work & dedication. You achieved a great result for us. We couldn't be happier . ”
“ Thank you both very much for the way you managed the sale of our property in Forestville. Never having sold in Australia before & not being familiar with the process & challenges associated with selling by Auction, we were understandably apprehensive. Right from the initial discussion around advertising options, the flexibility on associated costs & payments, local market conditions & most importantly a realistic valuation of our home, put us at ease at all times. Your regular communication throughout the sale was invaluable & in the end bought us a result that exceeded our expectations. We could not fault your professionalism. Thank you both again & we are very happy to recommend your services to any prospective vendor. ”
“ I chose to sell my property with Raine & Horne Forestville after having a very positive experience with Kerri Joel and the Property Management team. After being introduced to Melinda & Sam, I was instantly impressed with their local knowledge. Both were approachable and forthcoming with the latest market knowledge and suggestions for my property. From the onset Melinda was very professional and a real 'hands on' agent. Melinda arranged quotes for multiple tradesmen, booked them in, managed timings and arranged property access. She even kicked off her heels and finished off the vacuuming! Melinda also remained professional and forthcoming during the entire sale process. I received a phone call after every open home to keep me immediately appraised which was also followed up with a formal report once a week to further keep me up to date. Ultimately, Melinda managed to secure me a very good sale price for my property in a very good timely manner. I have no hesitation in recommending the staff at Raine & Horne Forestville for all your Real Estate needs. ”
“ It is very hard to sum up in a few words the wonderful experience we had selling our home with Raine & Horne Forestville. From the moment Mel Dunn and Sam Kearney walked through our door with their proposal we knew we were in good hands. Their professionalism and expertise in all areas required when selling a home were outstanding. I think what we appreciated the most was their honesty and level headiness. No smoke and mirrors with these two! We knew exactly where we stood throughout the whole campaign so there were no surprises and we could not have been happier with our end result. As you can see we cannot speak more highly of Mel and Sam and the whole Raine & Horne team and welcome any opportunity to speak on their behalf. ”
“ Melinda and Sam, I am writing to thank you for the excellent and professional service which your agency provided in the sale of our home in Allambie Heights. Your advice and continued support was invaluable and we are positive that, due to your approach and professional execution of the campaign, we achieved a great result in the sale. We were extremely impressed with your step by step process and constant feedback. If anybody asks, we will be delighted to recommend your agency. Thanks again for the great job. ”