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. ”