Written Testimonials

“It is with pleasure and without reservation that we recommend Mark McCann as your agent. His calm and professional manner has eased the stress of a real estate sale while producing an excellent outcome.

Mark’s enthusiasm and communication skills not only with us, the customer, but also with his colleagues, have combined to provide an efficient, friendly and happy experience.

Thanks Mark.”

David & Janet Irons

16 Chippindall Circuit, Theodore

“We had our house on the market with another agent but we weren’t happy with the way they treated us and their lack of commitment with selling our house, so we took it off the market.

When we decided that we were going to put our house back on the market we rang Mark McCann. The reason we decided to contact Mark was because he quickly and successfully sold another house down our street for a good price around the same time our house was first on the market.

When we met Mark we really liked his personality, passion for real-estate and his commitment to selling our house, so we signed up with him on the spot. Once Mark came on board we noticed the difference straight away. He always kept us informed via emails and phone calls and also did that little bit extra to make us feel important and a valued client.

On auction day Mark sold our house for $70,000 above what we had it on the market for with the other agent.

My husband and I will highly recommend Mark McCann to all our family and friends and we will definitely use Mark in the future.”

Shane & Kate Laws

48 Olive Pink Crescent, Banks

“You are very lucky if you have Mark McCann helping you to sell your house.

My original dealings with Mark were when I had serious health problems, and I found him entirely professional, while at the same time able to adjust the house selling process to my circumstances. I thought so well of him at that time, that a couple of years later, when I finally decided to sell my home, I contacted him directly to ask whether he was still in the real estate business, and if so, whether he would be able to sell my house for me.

Happily he was and he could.

Mark then made the effort of coming to me, up the Southern Highlands, to discuss the sale, various advertising strategies etc. On inspecting the house, which he hadn’t seen for a few years, Mark gave me predictions as to probable price, depending on various scenarios. I might add here that some of his advice was against his own personal interest. I followed his advice, including using a professional to use display furniture to show the home at its best advantage. I also followed his advice with respect to having an auction. I found him balanced, ethical and appropriate in all our dealings – including when he advised me against doing something! He did tend to be right.

When the auction occurred, I was not on site. I was on the phone listening and giving instructions as required. I was very impressed at the way he handled the bidding and consulted with me during the process.

The upshot of all this was that the house ended up being sold for about 10 – 15% more than it would have, had I not relied on Mark’s advice and his judgement. If I ever plan to move back to Canberra or buy investment property in Canberra, Mark will be the one whom I contact. I hope Mark lets me know if he ever relocates.

All in all, my experience of selling my house was less stressful than most people’s. While issues did arise here and there, I could trust Mark’s advice and judgement to be well founded and trustworthy. I hope he continues to do well.”

Nanette Kerrison

15 Byrne Street, Wanniassa

“I knew Mark as a person who left the advertisement at our letter box once every month – until we met him to discuss the possibility of selling our place.

We were sceptical and wary to begin with as our experience with real estate agents hasn’t been all that pleasant. However, Mark’s assurance that all the decisions are to be made by us and that there was no pressure, made us to believe that he was genuine.

Mark’s attitude to help us to sell our place was extremely helpful and proactive. He communicated with us often, through reports and phone calls. And with his help, we sold our house midst of global financial crisis, with good results and no headaches. Just for that we thank him very much.”

Ganymede Jung

2/61 Derrington Crescent, Bonython

“We were considering selling our home when, by sheer coincidence we had a call from Mark McCann.

Mark came to us and explained everything that we needed to know. We were very impressed with his honesty, enthusiasm, and winning attitude. When we first met mark we liked him straight away, he was very caring and warm and couldn’t do enough to help.

We couldn’t believe our house sold within the first week of it going on the market, not only that, but we got the price we wanted for it!

Mark was extremely professional and kept us informed every step of the way. I would not hesitate to use Mark in the future, and highly recommend his services!”

Carl Frommel & Melanie Rafter

3 Haskett Place, Kambah

My wife and I approached Mark McCann in relation to selling our property we have resided in for the past 6 years. From the first meeting we had with Mark he had shown professionalism in all aspects expected by a real estate agent.

Unfortunately the sale of our property fell through on 2 occasions due to financing issues from the buyer’s side. During these frustrating times Mark was always positive in nature and consistently keen to find new buyers and help out in anyway possible.

We eventually decided to put the house up for Auction so we would be guaranteed a signed contract on the day. The process for the auction went very smooth and the house was sold for our reserve price on the day.

I would not hesitate to recommend Mark in the future for prospective sellers of property.

Paul & Karen Jones (and kids)

13 Dixson Circuit, Conder

Thank You is such a powerful word, it conveys a million things.

Mark helped to sell my home and I had the privilege of getting to know Mark more every time we discussed the progress of this arduous process.
He was very professional, courteous, a gentleman and above all very patient. He promptly reported all aspects of the sale, both progress and problems, to me and sought my concurrence at every step. His approach is so courteous that a colleague of mine who happened to answer his call in my absence remarked ‘A very nice gentleman, Mark called you’.

We had a few setbacks with the sale but Mark’s tenacity and persuasion kept my property in the market; even though I had mentioned several times that I would pull out. The sale process was very tiring for me and I guess to Mark as well but he never failed to express his understanding of my impatience and frustration.

Thank you for all the hard work and time you put into the sale Mark. I do appreciate it very much and wish you many years of success in the property market.”

Elizabeth Dawson

3/17 Pinkerton Circuit, Kambah

“What an exciting weekend. It was Tom’s birthday yesterday, so today we are both suffering a little, but to be honest, very little – the high is still well and truly active!

We just wanted to express our thanks to you and your fantastic team for the sale of our house. Sometimes people feel melancholic about leaving a house, but Tom and I are simply looking forward to our (now bright) future, debt-free.

I thought the whole operation, beginning with your initial visit to our home, the open houses and marketing of our house, through to the auction day, was top shelf. Again, thank you. And it’s so nice to know that our home has gone to 2 people who seem incredibly nice.

Again, many thanks Mark. I felt like you were part of the family at the end of it all, and was grateful you joined us for a celebratory drink.”

Tom Reid & Robyn Kirby

11 Tuthill Place, Calwell

“When we were ready to put our house on the market, we went to “an open house”, just to see how things were done. Mark was the agent there and he offered to come and give us an appraisal on our house. We found him to be far more personable and indeed dynamic than other agents we’d dealt with, so we put our house “in his hands”.

Mark’s efforts on our behalf were really fantastic. As I’ve said to friends, we had a dream run when we sold our house. Mark sold it within weeks, and without any need to go to auction – indeed, before it was even advertised. Once we had appointed Mark our agent, the selling of our house was stress free.

We’ve moved to a retirement village so we’re unlikely to need Mark’s services in selling another house, but we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Mark to anyone we knew who was selling their home.

We wish Mark all the best in the future.”

Tom & Barbara Clark

16 Tytherleigh Street, Wanniassa

“On the 13 January 2011 we placed our mother’s property in the hands of Mark McCann. Five weeks later the house was sold at auction at a value well above that expected.

Having sold several houses previously we felt confident from the moment we met Mark that he had the professionalism and zest to bring our sale to a successful outcome. We were not disappointed.

From day one we could not fault Mark’s strategy for home open and private viewings and his feedback to us was always prompt and informative. His follow up with an electronic Market Place Report each week was also very reassuring.

On auction day Mark more than impressed us with his enthusiasm to ensure a successful result. His continued feedback during the auction process was exemplary.

We have no hesitation in recommending Mark McCann to anyone wishing to sell or buy a property.”

Les & Bronwyn Denison

7 Trigg Place, Kambah

“When someone does a good job in a pleasant, friendly and extremely effective way it is always my pleasure to tender an unsolicited testimonial.

Mark McCann quickly earned our confidence and his presence and quiet reassurance helped very much to allay my anxieties at a time when I was under a good deal of stress.

Mark went on to achieve for my wife and I results far beyond our expectations. It was a happy day for us when circumstances brought us together.

I wish you, Mark, continued success in your career and health and happiness for you and your family.”

Richard & Roslyn Dixon

8 Ey Place, Kambah

“We had attempted to sell our property, 4 Mathews Place, Banks, through another agent. It went on the market in May and despite advertising failed to attract any potential buyers. The relationship between us and the agents from that company started to disintegrate about 4 weeks later, after constant requests by them for us to lower the price, move the pot plants, tidy up the garden etc.

We changed agents after the property had been on the market for nearly five months. We chose Mark because we had received letters suggesting that he might be able to sell the house as it had been on the market for a while. Mark came out to the property and assessed it, then came over for a follow-up chat. He explained to us how the current market was affecting house sales, and the various options we had to sell it.

We were impressed by his explanation of how the auction process worked, and that we would be able to work to a time period before having to make the decision to rent the property out. Mark’s preparation for that meeting was faultless, and we signed up on the spot.

The extra things that Mark did, such as delivering the Saturday paper with our ad book-marked, buying us an oil-burner for ‘ambience’ at the viewings, phone and then written feedback every weekend after the open houses, and keeping in touch during the week – all of these reinforced our decision to sell the house through him. The talk with Mark and Frank the week before the auction, taking us through what would happen and what to expect, and then the support we received on auction day, right down to Mark taking a photo of us by the sold sign (because we’d forgotten to take the camera!!). And then the champagne and lollies. We were very impressed by the level of service, and that the house sold in a depressed market for a good price.

We would not hesitate to recommend Mark McCann to anyone trying to sell their property.”

John Sweeney & Gill Pennock

4 Mathews Place, Banks

“Mark made our first move in 21 years very easy for us. He handled the entire sale very well and made sure we were kept well informed about everything happening during the sale period. Mark worked hard to ensure we reached our desired sale price.

We found Mark to be a very understanding and friendly agent. We felt we could trust him and would highly recommend him to anyone looking to sell their property.”

Mladen & Dragica Soldo

11 Chirnside Place, Kambah

“Just a quick note of appreciation to let you know how happy we were with your agent Mark McCann and the marketing he did for our property. The price Mark achieved was at the high end of our hopes (and above our expectations) ? setting a new benchmark for Tuggeranong (outside Gleneagles). This was particularly pleasing as Mark achieved this result when many similar properties were not selling and many analysts were starting to talk the market down.

Mark is personable, ethical and practical. He kept us informed at all times and we were very impressed with the way he talked us through the auction processes. All the referrals Mark gave us in helping us to present the property at its best were excellent. The care Mark takes to ensure the property is always presented at its best is second to none and evident by the fact he had the photos taken twice to ensure they were just right. The way he dealt with our neighbours was also appreciated. This type of care and service is rare and highly valued by us as customers.

Selling a property is a team effort, collectively we achieved a great result and we would recommend both Mark and your company to others, and have, all of whom have been equally impressed.”

Robyn Fleming

15 Fitzalan Street, Kambah

“I have bought and sold seven homes over the last 25 years and I have only once before met a real estate agent who I would consider honest and trustworthy and that is Mark McCann.

Mark was thorough and meticulous in his continued contacts with us during the entire sale period. He gave us peace of mind with regard to the method of sale and appeared to be monitoring the situation at every turn. He is enthusiastic and has a friendly and charming disposition.

Both my partner and I were confident that Mark would handle all aspects of the sale with integrity and we were not disappointed.

I would not hesitate to contact Mark again regarding a sale or purchase of a property if the opportunity ever again arose.”

Joy Biggerstaff & Bill Altmann

16 Gallagher Street, Kambah

Our business relationship with Mark McCann began when we negotiated the purchase of our dream home in Mt Campbell, N.S.W. We were impressed with Mark’s honesty, easy nature, and professionalism so much so that we sought Mark’s service to sell our Kambah house by auction.

In the lead up to auction, Mark worked hard to show potential buyers the property, showing private groups through the house by appointment in addition to public openings held twice per week. We believe that Mark’s dedicated approach greatly helped us achieve a sale price well beyond our expectations.

We have no reservations in recommending Mark’s services.

Brian & Joanna Hartfield

25 Lyall Crescent, Kambah

“We approached Mark McCann recently as we were considering selling our 2 bedroom unit in Bonython. From the moment we first met with Mark right through to settlement we found Mark to be very professional, honest and kept us informed throughout the entire process. Our unit was on the market for only four days when Mark called us to advise that a potential buyer that he’d shown the property to had agreed to pay full price. We were ecstatic and have since been informed that our property set the record for the highest price in Bonython for a two bedroom unit.

Mark has since kept all parties informed at every stage of the sale process to ensure a smooth path to settlement. ??We would have no hesitation in recommending Mark McCann’s services to anybody thinking of selling their home. The service we received from Mark was outstanding, which was exactly what we were looking for with the uncertainty of selling our first property.

Thanks Mark.”

Paul & Stephanie Henson

3/11 Tenison Woods Circuit, Bonython

We just wanted to say thank you for your help with the sale of our house at 99 Ivo Whitton Circuit, Gleneagles Estate.

We would particularly like to commend the work done on our behalf by Mark McCann. Because we were no longer residing in Canberra Mark undertook tasks which were well outside the scope of what would normally be expected of a real estate agent.

Even before we had signed the contract with Mark to sell the house he was helping us by collecting keys from the Embassy of the United States of America so that we could have trades people undertake work needed to ensure the house was up to a suitable standard to put on the market. He supervised carpet re-laying and cleaning, general household and garden maintenance, plus other tasks that we were unable to supervise.

Once the contract was signed with Mark he was able to step straight into marketing the property because he had supervised the pre-sale preparations.
Mark’s suggestion that we furnish the house for the sales period, although expensive in the short term, certainly helped prospective purchasers see the potential of what was our much-loved family home.

We were very impressed with Marks integrity. He was completely honest with us from day one about what sales price he thought was achievable for our property and he went about securing bidders for the auction who he felt were within this market range.

Even with his family commitments Mark stayed focused on our requirements and the tasks that needed to be undertaken to ensure the successful sale of our property and for this we are very appreciative. It is often very easy to take your “eye off the ball” when family are involved.

We will be more than happy to recommend Mark to any friends who may be looking at buying or selling property in Canberra in the future.

We wish you all the best and once again, our appreciation to Mark for all his hard work.

Terry & Robyn Henshaw

99 Ivo Whitton Circuit, Gleneagles

Thank you for the exceptional job that you did in selling my property in Bonython. I was very impressed with the professional way you managed the whole sale process from early marketing through to a successful outcome for me as the vendor.

Mark, your people skills were first class and gave me full confidence in your ability to build and maintain strong personal relationships with the parties involved.

Best of luck for the future.

Russ Walls

5 Reay Place, Bonython

We would like to thank Mark McCann for his excellent service pertaining to the recent sale of our house in Bonython.

We obtained Mark’s details from a sign on a townhouse similar to ours in November last year. We were intending to sell our house in February/March this year and arranged an appointment with Mark in November to discuss our options.

From our first meeting with Mark it was obvious to us that he had an in-depth knowledge of the Tuggeranong housing market, the potential value of our house and where it would fit into that market. Mark provided us with a number of options and strategies ranging from normal sale to auction. He recommended that we list our house for sale but not formally go on the market until January. Our circumstances at that time meant we did not want to settle until late March or early April.

We had an appraisal with another agent prior our meeting with Mark. That other agent didn’t show any genuine interest and his value assessment was in our opinion entirely unreachable. Mark’s assessment was an accurate of the market conditions at the time.

As a result of the auction of the other property Mark introduced a buyer who was interested in that property but did not bid at the auction. That couple were the eventual buyers of our house. This meant that we didn’t have to go through the advertising and exhibition process.

Throughout our dealings with Mark we found him to be an affable man who knew what he was doing. We were wary of real estate agents as a result of a bad experience during the sale of our previous house. Mark was exactly the opposite of our last agent. He communicated with us the entire way through the process and provided very professional and valuable advice when our sale reached the “offer” stage. He achieved an equal record price for a townhouse in Bonython, the record being set by our neighbour’s auction mentioned above.

We have no hesitation at all of recommending Mark to anybody who is considering buying or selling their property. We would be happy to speak to such customers to confirm our recommendation.

Gavin & Kate Kearney

68 Tenison Woods Circuit, Bonython

After having my house on the market with another real estate agency and getting nowhere, it was time for a fresh approach. I was referred to Mark and I was most impressed with his level of professionalism and communication. I didn’t have a very high standard to compare him to, but what I experienced was beyond my expectations.

At some points it was almost too much with all the feedback I was given. But in saying that, I always knew where I stood, and was kept informed with all the feedback so that I could make an informed decision on what to do each week.

My house was sold within 4 weeks of signing with Mark and the communication didn’t end there. Mark kept me up to speed with everything that was happening up to, during and past the exchange of contracts. I am very happy with Mark’s knowledge of the market, his communication with me and his negotiation through the offer stage. I would have no hesitation at all in referring Mark, and would use his services again if I needed to.

This was hard to put into words, as you can see, I was and still am impressed with your level of communication…….thank you.

Alison Evans

16 Thomas Hart Street, Banks

Initially, I decided to have a go at selling my house myself. As I lived approximately 1.5 hours drive from the property, it took countless trips to not only prepare the property for viewing, but to make and place signs, take photographs of the property, create ads to place on real estate websites, place ads in the paper, and to conduct open house’s. All extremely stressful, time-consuming and costly.

Then I had a call from Mark. Would I consider speaking to him about the sale of my house? He was prepared to come to me.

From the beginning Mark was warm, friendly, cheerful and above all, professional. He explained how he would sell my house in simple terms and then went and did just that in less than a week. Not only did he show initiative and perseverance in coming to me when I had obviously made a decision not to go with an agent, but he ensured I was glad he did.

Mark kept me informed of each step and made it a smooth, seamless and stress-free experience. He successfully negotiated the buyer’s initial offer upwards and I was very pleased with the result. This allowed me to purchase a home for my new family.

Not only did Mark sell my house for an excellent price, he also used his friendly, professional, can-do attitude to instil my confidence in his ability that was not misplaced.

Bernard Kobier

10B Hickenbotham Street, Gordon

We couldn’t have asked for a higher standard in the handling of the sale of our property. From our first meeting with Mark, we felt totally comfortable and at ease. We found Mark to be 100 percent dedicated to achieving the very best outcomes for us at every stage of the marketing and sale of our property.

Mark was always friendly with a very calm, caring demeanour. He was extremely organised and timely, paid attention to every detail, displayed very sound judgement, and always maintained strong, open and honest communications. We were impressed by his initiative and enthusiasm, and he very carefully managed the follow up of all interested parties/potential buyers.

We have also received comments from neighbours on what a great job they noticed our agent had done for us. From our first meeting with Mark until after auction, we couldn’t have asked for a smoother and more positive experience.

We would highly recommend Mark to anyone looking to sell their property. You won’t be disappointed.

Mark & Melinda Kelly

16 Max Henry Crescent, Macarthur