Habitat Search

Excerpts of Testimonials & Letters of Gratitude & Thanks Received
(a mix collected when acting in the past as an exclusive selling agent and more recent examples acting as a exclusive buying agent).

“John did a wonderful job bidding and negotiating on our behalf in Crows Nest we feel that we saved 2%-5% off the property’s actual value”. K & G Laird

“Please accept my sincere thanks regarding my Surry Hills property.
Your professionalism throughout was exceptional and your frankness and confidence alleviated any concerns that surfaced. It was truly refreshing to deal with someone with such acumen. I will recommend you to all I know without hesitation”. Erin.K Glover

“Thank you for the considerate and professional service you gave me in regards to Tupper Street Enmore. As you were aware I had some trepidation in employing an agent. I was impressed with the honest and dedicated way you approached my concerns. I found other agents to be less than scrupulous. There was never any doubt you knew the value of property and were willing to document this where others would not and you were accurate”. Deborah Byrnes

“While is was nice to get a pleasant surprise on the price, it’s been even more pleasing to have been a part of your campaign. It’s particularly worrying buying or selling property when overseas, but John kept us informed of the strategy and generally left us with nothing to worry about. We have bought eight property and sold six over the last fifteen years and experienced all the highs and lows your industry can provide.
John has really differentiated himself on this transaction and we will be clients of yours again”. Ross Smith

“We write to thank and congratulate Johnny Greaves of Habitat Search for his role in achieving a great result in the purchase of our new Turramurra property. As international clients, it was very important for us to place our requirements with someone trusted, who took the time to completely understand our individual criteria. From our first meeting with Johnny, we felt confident in his extensive real estate background and knowledge and comfortable with his approach and professionalism. The result, thanks to Johnny, is that we have secured the perfect family home to meet our needs, with a better than anticipated price outcome, due to Johnny's negotiations. The process with Johnny from beginning to end was hassle free, time efficient and cost effective. We would highly recommend Johnny Greaves of Habitat Search for the best possible experience and outcome in dealing with any real estate needs”. Jeannie and Daryl CHECK

“I am writing to express my thanks for the top quality service you provided in Glebe.
You didn’t push me into signing on, although you did exert gentle pressure to do so, in a totally professional manner. Finally I have to say John was very accurate with his market appraisal, at the auction it was right in the middle of his market assessment”. Philip Comas

"I am very pleased to recommend John Greaves to you. I first met John in 2005. I
was immediately impressed by his astute nature, emotional intelligence, easy
rapport, focus, energy and commitment. It is my pleasure to state that this
impression has only continued to grow in strength to this day. John is a truly talented real estate agent and buyer who innovatively meets the needs of each client. He naturally displays the attributes of a well-rounded professional who cares for his clients by empowering and providing a quality experience for each of them. John is a diligent and sensitive person brings out the best in those who work with him. He has exceptional ability to take direction and incorporate this into his approach. John is truly dedicated to doing his best." Melissa Newell

“It was great to have the same level of professionalism I first encountered continue through from our first meeting to the auction day. With my Surry Hills home office environment to contend with, you still managed to handle the sale efficiently while causing little or no disruption to my daily routine. So often today in business what is promised is rarely delivered, Johnny you do not fall into this category. Your efforts have been appreciated, what could have been a stressful situation was handled with aplomb” Peter White

“We were constantly kept informed of the progress and were impressed by John’s professional and friendly manner”. Luis Kemp & Lee Davis

“We would like to express our thanks for the exemplary work and incredible accuracy you managed to advise us with on the Tamarama auction. We both are still amazed at how you could predict two weeks out from an auction, what would be the final sale price of a $2.5million dollar property to within $5000.00! of its auction sale price. Appreciated you advising us of this prior and your total willingness to still represent us with bidding on it, even though you believed we were unlikely to buy it with our slightly lower limit. I have told a few of my colleagues and they too were impressed with your professionalism as a real estate buyers agent. Not even the selling agent of Tamarama, who has all the extra purchaser feedback and vendors expectations and auction reserve price, could ever beat that accuracy. We love the property you found and advised us to purchase on the Coogee Cliff Top and we are both very happy with the purchase price and loving the Whale watching season”. John & Judy Cornwall

“We are very pleased with the work that you and your colleagues put in. At our first meeting you gave a clear outline and your assessment was realistic and your ideas on what we should do were appreciated. Your manner was straight forward, pleasant and professional. We chose you as our agent for these reasons and because we knew your company had achieved good results in our area. It was a good choice, you delivered all that you promised & kept us informed throughout.Thank you John for the work and experience you put into the campaign and for helping us achieve a great result”. I . Wansbrough & D. Anderson

“We were both impressed with the professionalism of your office and John Greaves. We had extensive briefing from John Greaves and we appreciated very much the effort and time he devoted. We look forward to further cooperation with your office in the future” J. Masojada & E. Szewczyk

“Our sincere and hearty thanks to you John, for your expertise, client service and commitment. As Australian’s living overseas we have come close to buying Sydney property over the last few years. Frustrated a the unhelpfulness of real estate agents and our inability to get results remotely we decided to get smart and employ some experts. We have been impressed by the results & client service exhibited. You were our eyes and ears helping us to reasonably frame our expectations & keeping us well informed throughout the process. John was helpful throughout to the point that he was willing to drive two hours out of town on the day of auction to collect the bank cheque from the branch were our account is held. What great service! Further, having expressed our lack of faith in the auction process, John took the time to explain his approach and how he would act under various scenarios to achieve the right result, which might include walking away if the process shows signs of underhandedness. With an expert on the job, not only were we successful at auction, but we secured the Leichhardt property at a price below the lower end of our agreed range. This saving covered the costs of services. Thanks for all your efforts. We highly recommend your services, especially for those not living in Sydney” C & B Starkey

“Just wanted to you to know how grateful I am for the way John Greaves handled my Bondi property. John is the consummate professional. He kept me constantly informed throughout the entire process. Every step was conducted with absolute attention to detail. And he instilled me with great confidence right up to the final bid. If there was a real estate Dream Team selected to represent Australia John Greaves would be amongst the first picked”. George Betsis

“I am writing to thank you sincerely for the manner in which you handled the sale of my late uncle’s home in Paddington. I realise that with me being in Queensland, the difficulties encountered by you with me (a) not  being able to be contacted readily and (b) my ignorance of the prices of homes in Sydney. The way you handled preliminary enquiries and your professional advice proved correct in every aspect you quoted and with out this advice we would not have received the extra $70,000 which was 30% more than we were willing to sell at. Thank you again for the friendly and professional dealings we had and wish you all the best for a successful and financial future”. W.R Moore. (Oct 1988)

“We first meet you several years ago when, as prospective purchasers of a City Road property, we dealt with you as the agent representing McGrath Partners. We were impressed with your service then and determined John Greaves should be given the opportunity to represent our unique and very special property in Newtown should we ever sell it. The selection of an individual we could work with was extremely important. After careful analysis of three quality agents(two local), we selected you and McGrath Partners. Your personal recommendations to the marketing program, your sensitive dealings with us and prospective purchasers, certainly vindicated our selection. Selling property by auction is only as good as the number of parties bidding on the day, their pre conditioned anticipation of fair market value and their desire to bid aggressively. The fact that eight parties attended the auction and six bid, is testimony to the marketing program, the property and your pre conditioning of prospects”. “In the final analysis, all the marketing and hype is only as good as the price gained. We are pleased with the auction price of $462,500.00 which was $12,500.00 above your estimated value of the property made prior to your selection as our agent. Thank you for all of your efforts on our behalf and again, congratulations on a successful auction result” Robert Alpe (1996)

“Thanks for the job on the house. You did well. We’ll catch up soon and have lunch. I’ll be sure to recommend you to all my friends”. Geoff Chalmers

“David and I would like to express our gratitude and thanks to you in regard to our professional approach and attitude towards us throughout the selling period of our home. The advice you gave on marketing, method of sale, structuring of the advertising and open inspections was, from our point of view, as perfect as could be expected. We were very pleased also with the final sale price as this was in the top end of what you had indicated to us originally. Thank you for your honesty and professionalism throughout the sale”. Kathy Zeltner

“We wish to convey our appreciation for the professionalism and personal service given us by your organization. We wish to particularly thank John Greaves for his unstinting efforts. John kept us fully informed of progress at all times, and we were most impressed by his sincerity and obvious integrity” John & Ella Perry

"Thank you so much for the terrific service. I look forward to having you representing us again”. Michael Mavin

“Thank you for the attention given to me. From the commencement of the campaign I was kept informed in writing of any feedback which I found was satisfying. I would gladly recommend you with confidence to my friends and clients. Thank you again for going the extra mile for me” Diane Rowley

“We would like to express our gratitude and satisfaction with John Greaves. He acted swiftly was always contactable and returned our calls promptly. He was professional at all times, accurate and regularly kept us up to date. He acted with integrity and we felt comfortable with him. Without a doubt, we would certainly recommend John Greaves to everyone who are thinking of buying a property” Clarence Chai & Barry Smythe

“Thank you for the patience and level of service you provided. We appreciated you making yourself available at all hours of the day and night to fit in with our busy schedule". Rob Pennefather