Before arriving in this wonderful town in 2002, Denise had spent her entire life in Melbourne. She came to Ipswich to manage the family business and was immediately infatuated by the unique architecture of the classic Queenslander and colonial houses, so prevalent in Ipswich. Over a period of sixteen years, she has owned and lovingly and respectfully restored more than a half a dozen such houses; the earliest built in 1893 and the most recent, 1926. Two of her houses were designed by the early Ipswich architect, George Brockwell-Gill. Denise is also involved with the National Trust in Ipswich, being active in all the Great Houses of Ipswich open house days since their inception.
Her formal qualifications in Design & Fine Arts have instilled in her an innate ability to provide her vendors with invaluable artistic insight into the styling and presentation of all types of homes, from the sleek open-plan modern brick homes to the grand old colonial ladies of yesteryear. The outcome of the application of her knowledge is an outstanding result for her clients, time after time.
Denise is an exceptional and professional real estate agent, who, from her personal experiences, understands the respective concerns of both vendors and potential buyers. Just ask her past clients! They can attest to the fact that you are in experienced and safe hands.
“ Denise Varigos sold our house in short order and in a most professional manner. This factual statement gives no hint of the unique and remarkable journey we shared with Denise, the personality, and Denise, the real estate consultant; such is her passionate commitment to the total process, it is not hyperbole to suggest the Lady has a calling; she puts her heart into every facet of the client's journey, including post sale, essentially extra-curricular advice and facilitation to enable a smooth transition into the new abode. She is at once charming, enthusiastic, positive, feisty, determined and shrewd This modus operandi is only possible because Denise limits her stable to just the lucky few. If you need a real estate consultant, our only advice would be “Do yourself a favour” and holler for Denise. ”
“ Denise conducts herself with the upmost professionalism and integrity. We completely trusted her throughout the whole sales process and knew she was always acting in our best interests. Denise was able to work sympathetically with our tenants during the sales campaign balancing their need for privacy with our needs as a client. She handled this beautifully. Denise was always available to talk with us and is very prompt and thorough in her communication. We cannot recommend Denise more highly and were delighted by how quickly the property sold. ”
“ Thanks to Denise my home sold within a reasonable time frame and at an agreeable price. I found Denise a delight to work with. During the time the property was on the market it was great to be able to regularly review strategy with Denise; the feedback she gathered, her appreciation for the style of the house, and her experience made for valuable counsel. When issues presented Denise offered open communication and resolution. Denise' approach was personable, persistent, garnered multiple offers, facilitated negotiations and was professional through to settlement. Happily recommend. ”
“ Daniel and I would like to take the time to personally thank Denise for her excellent service that truly made selling this house a wonderful experience. This is the first time Daniel and I have sold a home and Denise was there every step of the way. She walked us through the selling process from start to finish, from marketing and costs involved to recommending conveyancers. She was very up front and honest and offered her opinion in which direction to go regarding marketing. She really took the time to get to know both Daniel and myself and made us feel very at ease. When we first met Denise she was employed by a different agency and when she made the decision to move to Raine & Horne we decided to go with her as we truly trusted her judgement and her experience. The team at Raine & Horne have been wonderful as well and we would definitely recommend Denise to anyone looking to sell their home. She will certainly be getting our business in the future. ”
“ I would love to talk to you about my experience with Denise. I would highly recommend her to anyone. Denise is Fantastic Lady. She is the first real estate agent in Ipswich to listen and work with me as a team, understand me and deliver what she said she was going to. I trust her completely & I am so proud to have met her and made a friendship with her. A total Gem. Thank you so much Denise, I treasure you. ”
“ I am not one for writing reviews but on this occasion I must say that Denise was very attentive and excited about selling our property. I initially asked two Real-estate agents to assess our property for sale. The first of which found all the negatives in the home and attempted to place a bargain basement evaluation on the property. Needless to say there is no point having a real-estate agent with a negative attitude trying to sell your property. On the other side of the coin there was Denise who focused on the positives and was happy with our asking price. Our property sold within 3 days of listing but unfortunately the initial contract failed to go through. However, Denise had continued to source interested buyers in our home while the initial contract was going through the motions. As such, Denise had a new buyer ready to sign a new contract the afternoon that the original contract fell through! Based on my experience, Denise is there for all parties concerned (the seller and the buyer) and I would recommend Denise to anyone considering selling their home. Thanks Denise & well done. ”
“ Denise is the most lovely professional and wonderful sales person I’ve ever had! She is such an asset to your company and I would recommend her every time ”
“ We would like to place on record our appreciation of Raine and Horne Ipswich, in particular Denise Varigos, for assisting us with the purchase our dream home. Denise guided us through the entire purchase process, was always there when we needed her advice and assistance. Denise is the true professional in a market where others are not always so. She quickly became attuned to what we required and although we were at times difficult and demanding that did not phase her one iota. Great result ... thanks Denise. ”
“ We were indeed very fortunate to engage Denise to sell our property in Martin Street Woodend. Denise is very knowledgeable when it comes to old Queensland houses, indeed about Ipswich in general. Denise guided us through the entire process, kept us fully informed of any interest in the property and then went out of her way to assist us with the sale process as that developed. Denise achieved a great result for us as the vendors and at the same time not loosing track of the purchasers interests. It really was a classic win win situation. All in all the whole process could not have been handled in a more professional manner. Thank you once again Denise it was a real pleasure doing business with you. ”
“ Denise is very special! I have used her in both the buying and selling of my property. She always maintained full professionalism, integrity and a happy positive outlook. Even when my first sale contract fell over, she just said "Oh well, they obviously weren't the right people for this beautiful home. So now let's go and find the right ones." She did Open Homes tirelessly on both the Saturdays and Sundays, of every weekend my property was on the market. Sometimes it was boiling hot, other times raining, but she was always there, before time, with a big smile on her face. If my property was not right for a certain buyer, she would say so... graciously giving me her feedback & regular updates. Denise will never push someone into a property just to make a sale. She cares very much about her reputation in the community, and genuinely cares about the sellers, buyers and the property itself. I got to experience Denise's interaction with potential buyers firsthand, when I was buying... She is never overbearing and always gets to know a buyers personality and requirements first, before suggesting that the property might be suitable for them. My initial appraisal from Denise was much higher than her colleagues, which I admit did excite me... but also concerned me that I might price myself out of the market. However, I could see her passion for my property and the area, so decided to sign up exclusively with her agency. She remained steadfast in her endeavours, put in a monumental effort, and attained a very good price for me in the end. Would I use Denise Varigos again? 100% Would I recommend her to others? Absolutely!! ”
“ A specialist in her field - I was very impressed with Denise's professionalism and skill as an agent. Denise, also has a style and manner which makes for very easy, productive and effective outcomes. Highly recommended. ”
“ After several months doing our research for an investment property in the Ipswich area we were so lucky to meet Denise. She understood that we liked houses of character & she helped us negotiate the purchase of our lovely cottage each step of the way. Even our home finance manager Rebecca at Westpac mentioned how efficient & easy she was to deal with. Thank you so much to the lovely Denise for helping us achieve our goal in finding a charming cottage & also a wonderful tenant. ”
“ Denise was marvellous to work with while we were finding our new home. We had met Denise while looking at another property, and had got to know her calm and quite way of helping her customers. Denise came with a wealth of knowledge and understanding about the area, the properties and the history in Ipswich. When we found this house online and learnt that Denise was the agent, we knew we were in good hands. This is our first period house so lucky for us we were able to tap into Denise's knowledge of what to look out for, how to care for it and where to get information needed for its upkeep in the future. Thank you Denise for keeping in contact with us regularly and helping us during the purchasing process, right down to the smallest of details. Our little house is wonderful. ”
“ Denise was great to deal with, kept in regular contact, and sold my place in a timely matter. Very professional. ”
“ Denise is very knowledgeable and passionate about the area and Queenslander style homes in particular. We had been looking for a few months and she was the first agent we'd interacted with who made us feel at ease. We really felt like she was looking out for us as buyers, however, she really did her part to sell to us on behalf of her sellers. Had it been another agent, we may not have seen the full potential of the property. She has a very holistic and warm approach to real estate and we'll happily use Denise in the future for purchases and sales on our behalf ”
“ Denise was a fantastic and proactive communicator, who took every hurdle in her stride and in the end got the deal done through force of will alone. Super happy with my experience and would highly recommend. ”
“ Denise knows her market well and manages the tensions between us the seller and the potential buyers with consistency, accuracy, flexibility and professionalism. ”
“ I have purchased and sold several houses in my lifetime and I can genuinely say that the experience of dealing with Denise has been absolutely positive. Her level of professionalism has been refreshing. At all times I have felt Denise to be transparent, respectful and genuine. Any difficulties encountered only served to demonstrate Denise's integrity. No enquiry was ever dismissed. If Denise didn't know something, she would investigate and come back with an answer. Even now, well after the purchase Denise is happily providing information, such as reputable tradespeople and various contacts. Just consider, how many people in business have the dedication to provide 'after care service' ? I now sit in my wonderful home , feeling very privileged and grateful that I managed to come across Denise. I say this because it is Denise's skill that facilitated the vendors and myself coming to a point that we could both be very happy. This didn't just 'accidently' happen - this reflected Denise's local knowledge, experience and skill. Denise is passionate about the standards that she demonstrates and equally passionate about the beautiful period homes in Ipswich. Her enthusiasm was palpable and totally genuine - I remain grateful. I unreservedly offer my recommendation of Denise. I will remain ready to speak to anyone that wants to meet and experience the highest level of conduct. I'm very proud of my association with Denise. My sincere thanks to you Denise ”