Using a vendor advocate was the best decision for us. Craig was very professional and was on our side the whole way through our campaign. He was there to answer our questions and offer his wide knowledge of real estate. We would recommend using a vendor advocate especially Craig to all our friends.
Review by Johbe3 months ago
We think Craig would to be a very good advocate to anyone thinking of using this type of service to sell there home.
Review by Mercurius4 months ago
Hi Craig, I would like to personally thank you for your assistance in selling my late mother’s apartment. When I made the decision to sell, I was daunted by the prospect of choosing an agent and trying to achieve a good outcome in a changing market. I am so pleased that I contacted you to assist with the sale. Your expert knowledge of property quickly became apparent, especially your comparison of three agents and their proposals to sell the property and the selection of the preferred agent which achieved the outcome. I was particularly impressed with your attention to service, particularly your prompt reporting after the opens and you advice to maximize interest in the property which was effective. Nothing was too much trouble if I had any question. Your attendance with me at the pre auction meeting was invaluable. Likewise being by my side at the auction was so helpful and took the edge off a stressful and emotional day. I have already recommended you to other people and will use you to sell my own property when the time comes. Kindest Regards, Vivienne
Review by Perets4 months ago
Craig recently helped us sell our investment property in Middle Park following a recommendation on utilising his services from our financial brokers. Whilst it was a very tough market to sell in, I am very confident that Craig helped us achieve the best price possible at the time: through selecting the best agent to presenting the property for sale and finally negotiating on the day of auction. From the outset it was apparent to me that Craig is the consummate professional. His knowledge of real estate and the real estate market is exceptional. Communication is critical and Craig is super responsive, regardless of the time or day. This helped to ease our mind whenever a concern arose. Reality is that there are always concerns that arise when selling real estate! With Craig and Vendor Marketing you and your property will be in the hands of an expert and we would happily recommend Craig to anyone considering a vendor advocate for the sale of their property.
Review by Xatia Marcou4 months ago
Craig Knudsen of Vendor Marketing handled the successful sale of our property from start to finish in an outstanding manner.
He was kind and compassionate. Aware of the pressures experienced by anyone trying to sell their home.
His was available at all times to answer any queries or concerns we had. Without his assistance and guidance we would not have achieved the outcome we experienced. We have already recommended him and his company to close friends who also have obtained a successful sale.
Review by Saifullah4 months ago
Craig from Vendor Marketing was a great help to me in choosing the best Estate Agent for the job, I had no idea where to start so enlisting Craig made it all so much simpler, he was a good guide all along the way until my home was "SOLD" . I can reccomend vendor marketing with no reservations .
Review by Jfresh4 months ago
I am pleased to highly recommend Mr Craig Knudsen of Vendor Marketing for his professional approach in his position as our recent sellers advocate. Having no knowledge of this role and being fairly ignorant of the Melbourne property scene, I wondered why the need for such a person. I rang Craig to set up an appointment and was pleasantly surprised that he was happy to travel to Ballarat to meet with me and to outline his services. I was impressed with his selling strategies and experience in the industry. His presentation was easy to understand and he proved to be a good listener. When I realised the extent of the assistance he provided I was keen to work with him. We set up an excellent email system between all parties involved which made for very effective communication between myself and the Melbourne parties. Craig was extremely thorough in the Agent selection process providing detailed comparison data. I was given weekly buyer inspection data from the Agents and Craig directed operations at Halley Avenue to get the property sell-able. This included his recommendations for stylists, cleaners and even tree lopping. Craig set a cracking pace to ensure the property was listed prior to Grand Final weekend. It is clear now that this decision was enormous as the Melbourne market has softened considerably since that date. Auction clearance rates are currently down 10 percent in the past month. On the day of the auction Craig was fantastic. He supported his Vendors totally and was a calming influence as the property was passed in. He then spent several hours fighting for the best possible price with the Agents forcing the price up by another $40,000 dollars. I am in no doubt that our property in Camberwell would still be on the market today at a heavily reduced price, if not for the knowledge, skills and professionalism of Craig and Vendor Marketing. I would have no hesitation in recommending this company to any prospective clients.
Review by Rhuesel4 months ago
Craig was a pleasure to deal with and I would highly recommend Vendor Marketing.
Review by Rossymar4 months ago
Craig, a big thank you for all of your support in preparing Ida Street for sale. Your assistance in coordinating work required to present the property for sale, identifying a suitable agent to auction the property and optimising the marketing package was greatly appreciated and saved us a lot of time and effort. Your advice regarding the auction and price setting process and during the subsequent negotiations gave us the peace of mind and took a lot of stress out of the process. Also a big thank you for the extra service you provided regarding the shelves that were inadvertently left behind when we were collecting chattels from the family home. As we both live so far away, you kindly offered to go and collect them and take them to a place where they could be collected at a convenient time. This went above and beyond your required job and showed such kindness. Thanks again for a successful sale.
Review by XCrookie Derrow5 months ago
My two brothers and I engaged Craig from Vendor Advocates after he was recommended to us by our solicitor to assist with selling a property as part of an estate. Craig guided us through the entire process from selecting the agent to liaising with a staging company, saving us many hours of valuable time. On auction day, Craig provided invaluable support as a objective advisor during what was an emotional time. We would highly recommend the services of Vendor Marketing.
Review by Mujdat Ruchaka5 months ago
Even if you have doubts about spending money to improve a property to sell, just do it! We were advised by our mother’s financial adviser to employ Craig Knudsen of Vendor Marketing, as our Vendor Advocate. It proved to be the best decision we have could have made as it made the property an attractive proposition for a wide range of prospective buyers. Craig began by vetting the real estate agents and then appointing one at a reduced commission from the accepted norm. He controlled all aspects of the advertising and acted as the go between us and the agent. He then recommended we paint and repair throughout and introduced us to the right company. They were a god send for us as they carried out the decluttering of her home, cleaned out all the unwanted items and rubbish, titivated the gardens and then carried out the introduction of furniture i.e. for display and open for inspections. The result achieved at auction was a great result for our mother, who is in care and at 96 will allow her to see out her days in comfort. Our thanks to you Craig!
Review by Bevin Jahic5 months ago
I was first introduced to Craig Knudsen from Vendor Marketing via a Financial Planner after my mother had to be moved into an aged care facility. After interviewing a couple of local agents myself I thought it best to hear what Craig had to say. As independence was paramount to me and as Craig had rightly pointed out both Property Marketing & Real Estate Agent selection to be highly important I chose to run with his services. Well appointing Craig to my Mum’s property sale turned out to be a very good move. Firstly, he introduced me to a Styling company who presented my Mum’s home in its best light. He then shortlisted 4 well-known local agents to come through and appraise my Mum’s home. He analysed their proposals, commissions and marketing strategies and documented this for me. The agent we chose he further negotiated their commission and refined their marketing strategy. From Craig’s intrinsic knowledge around both Property Marketing and knowing who the best agents are he gives your property every opportunity to achieve the best possible price! From presentation, to the right marketing and pricing strategy to selecting the right agent for the job – he does it all for you and whilst minimising the stressful process of selling a home. Furthermore he is there with you on Auction day armed with another strategy. And the proof is in the pudding! My Mum’s property sold at Auction, under the hammer and achieved the price we predicted it would, so there were no unwanted surprises. Thank-you Craig!
Review by Pamfilos6 months ago
recommended to me by Home Moving Planners, when I was in the midst of dealing with the daunting task of decluttering the family home after my father passed away and my mother admitted to an aged care facility. I was entirely comfortable to engage Craig to help with the sale of the property. I was immediately impressed with his knowledge, expertise and professionalism, which is definitely second to none. It has been an absolute pleasure dealing with Craig who ensures the vendors’ interests are always a priority. He supported and guided me throughout the entire process, resulting in a solid outcome on auction day, by negotiation. I am delighted with the result, and am more than happy to recommend VM to anyone wishing to sell in the future. Thanks heaps Craig.
Review by Bhimsen Ivliev6 months ago
Craig helped us to achieve an outstanding result. His professionalism and care throughout the process was reassuring, and his industry experience and knowledge gave us confidence at every stage.
Review by Zarar6 months ago
Craig, from Vendor Marketing, was recommended to us as a Vendor Advocate when we were faced with the difficult task of selling our father’s home of 62 years when he was transitioned into aged care. With our limited experience in selling property and one of us living interstate it was always going to be difficult to select and work closely with a real estate agent. The sale of the property was complicated by a major decluttering exercise required and with a wealth release vendor involved. From our first meeting with Craig we were both impressed with his approach. Craig was well prepared from the outset, having done significant research which immediately made us comfortable to engage his services. As value add, Craig coordinated with our chosen declutterer and staging team to ensure the property was presented to the market in the best possible condition to attract a wide range of buyers. Craig prepared a market proposal for real estate agents to respond. From the responses, Craig presented the best three, in ranked order, using an easy to understand ‘points system’. The report to us included a brief summary of each proposal and his recommendation making our final decision much easier. From this point on Craig coordinated all facets of the sale with the real estate agent on our behalf. During the process, regular written and verbal communication from Craig ensured we were kept informed throughout. Midway through the campaign, Craig assessed the progress with us and suggested a change in strategy which immediately improved market interest. We have no doubt this was directly reflected in the incredible final price achieved. Craig is friendly, was always available, easy to talk to, and very knowledgeable across all facets of the property market. Prior to auction day Craig rehearsed the auction day process with us, covering their strategy for each of the different possible outcomes. Knowing Craig would be with us explaining any situation that arose, ensured that we were not nervous wrecks on the day. Thank you Craig for the incredible contribution you made to the sale of our father’s property and the very professional manner in which you pulled us all together. Your support and friendship will leave us with a lasting impression and we have no hesitation in recommending you and Vendor Marketing to anyone selling their home. All the best.
Review by PhDTravel7 months ago
132 Cobden Street, South Melbourne
To whom it may concern:-
Craig Knudsen, Principal Advisor, Vendor Marketing was personally recommended to my brother and myself by our solicitor. We had never used a Vendor’s Advocate before and, in actual fact, were not altogether familiar with what they do.
We met with Craig and we were immediately impressed with him. Craig had arrived at the meeting fully prepared with all the information that we would ever require. From the moment we engaged Craig, he took care of everything. He invited three local real estate agents to provide us with a marketing campaign along with costings etc. When these submissions from the real estate agents arrived, Craig provided us with a comprehensive analysis of the submissions. When my brother and I chose the real estate agent who we wanted, we did so being fully appraised of all aspects of the sale process. From that moment on we confidently relied on Craig’s guidance, experience and support during the process of selling.
The house was located in South Melbourne and my brother and I live some distance away. It would have been extremely inconvenient to have to find the time to travel there whenever something needed attending to, and as is usual in getting a house ready for auction, a lot of issues came up. Craig not only took care of everything that cropped up for us but popped in to check on the house from time to time as the house was vacant for quite a number of weeks leading up to the listing and subsequent auction. Craig organized for the locks to be changed, for cleaners, for rubbish removals etc.
Everything that Craig organized was not only completed to the highest standard, but was done with such ease and efficiency. If not for Craig, we would have needed to organize all this ourselves which would have been a major inconvenience and headache due to work commitments and the distance needed to be travelled. We felt that not only was Craig looking after our interests but that he was in some ways providing a degree of protection.
On auction day, Craig was instrumental in keeping two very nervous vendors from stressing out. Craig is not only a calming influence, but is very observant and he kept us abreast of the process and what was happening and what to expect. We were very grateful for his attendance on us. The house sold on the day and we were very happy with the price that it attained.
Even after the sale, Craig continued to work his magic when my brother realized that he had left his sunglasses inside the house. He was already home when he noticed them missing. Craig and the Real Estate Agent were the only ones with keys to the house. My brother phoned Craig to ask what to do and to his relief Craig went around to the house, found the sunglasses and posted them out to my brother.
This is just an example of the things that Craig has done for us which were very much appreciated and which made the whole process of selling so much easier. I can’t say that selling a house is ever stress-free, but when you have a competent and efficient partner who attends to the important and pressing issues, then the whole process is made that much more tolerable. We honestly do not know what we would have done without Craig’s guidance, experience, support and attention to detail during this whole process.
Should my brother and I ever consider putting our current homes on the market, we would, without any hesitation at all, contact Craig and engage his services. Likewise, we would highly recommend Vendor Marketing to anyone contemplating selling their property at any stage in the future.
Review by Tanwarat Probeck7 months ago
We used Craig from Vendor Marketing to navigate the sale of my parents house and found him to be very informative and educational and had acted in our best interest and would highly recommend his service to anyone who is selling there house.
Review by AnimeAkumu Wootton7 months ago
Dear Craig, thank you for helping us through the minefield of selling our house with a successful outcome. It was lovely to have someone else to bounce off and also to send to meetings. Having you there to interview agents in the beginning and negotiate their rates and advertising exposure was invaluable. Now to our next adventure. Thank you, Cheers
Sue & John
Review by Scotto7 months ago
My son and I engaged Craig Knudsen to act as our Vendor Advocate for the sale of my mother's house.
Following our initial interview with Craig we found him to be professional, with excellent local real estate knowledge, and with great attention to detail. His expert knowledge of property quickly became apparent, especially his negotiation on commission with the three local real estate agents. Nothing was too much trouble for Craig. He controlled all aspects of the sale including advertising and marketing with an active social media campaign. We found Craig to be courteous, efficient and exceeded all our expectations giving us a very positive outcome on the sale of our property. Therefore Craig is highly recommended as an advocate for positive results.
Review by Satisfied8 months ago
Our recent successful sale was our first campaign for our first home, so the plan and guidance we received from Craig and Vendor Marketing was very important to us as we really didn’t know how to proceed or to maximise our chances to get the best result. Right from the point of engaging Craig we felt we had made the right decision – he steered the whole process from choosing the right agents to the signing of the contracts. Of course this included everything in between – the open times, how to style the property, negotiating all fees with agents, advertising and marketing campaigns, plus just responding promptly to the day-to-day issues that come up. Overall the help was invaluable, and it helped us achieve a better price on sale day – this simply wouldn’t have been possible if we had decided to skimp on getting the property ready, or gone it alone. Thanks Vendor Marketing – highly recommended!
Review by Virginijus8 months ago
We would like to thank you so much for your help in selling our house. You made our daunting task so much easier. Choosing the right real estate agent, suggesting how we could improve on displaying our home, always there to answer any queries we had during the campaign and of course being there on the big auction day to support us made the ordeal so much easier. We were absolutely delighted with the end result and most certainly will be recommending you to anyone we know who is thinking of selling their home. Thank you again for your attention to detail and all your invaluable advice and support.
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