With many years of experience, Albert has continued to excel on every level. Albert loves negotiating with buyers and has a natural energy and enthusiasm for helping people,
Albert prides himself on his incredible rapport, ability to listen and dedication to achieving the best outcome for all parties involved.
Albert has worked alongside some of Australia’s top agents which has lead to his success and ability to deliver his results as promised.
He has a passion and excitement for his work that is contagious and his focused can-do attitude allows him to succeed at any goal he sets.
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15:42 07 Dec 19
Exceptional customer services with due care! Great co-ordination with each party of the sale.
00:03 26 Nov 19
Nicole is very professional,knowledgeable and has made the whole experience of renting out my unit stress freeI was surprised how quickly my unit was let out Very impressed with O'Briens real estate Wantirna!
09:43 15 Nov 19
Excellent service!!!Thank you Nick for your support in assisting us to purchase our dream home. We really appreciate your professionalism extended towards us throughout the process.Thank you for being very accommodating with our request and kind and supportive. We will surely recommend you & O'Brien real estate to our friends & Thanks!
06:08 15 Nov 19
When personality, skills and knowledge come together, good result comes naturally. Nicholas Tang has just perfectly interpreted what is win-win situation!Nicholas is an Excellent Sales!
21:58 28 Oct 19
We loved the personal and professional approach of their team and the excellent result they achieved for us at auction
07:48 24 Oct 19
00:32 10 Oct 19
Nick Tang is such a patience agent and am happy that he provide the best price reserve for both vendors and buyers.
03:39 30 Sep 19
We are incredibly happy with Abby and the team at O'Brien and above all the successful sale of our home. Abby is a passionate, focused and determined agent who guided us through the sale process and kept us informed and up to date throughout the campaign. We felt very comfortable with Abby from our first encounter and appreciated her fresh and positive approach to selling our home. Although hesitant to go to auction we trusted Abby's knowledge and expertise of the market and were thrilled with the outcome!
06:49 15 Sep 19
Neo Chen has massive professional experience in the property market, and meanwhile, he is also helpful and patient to respond to any queries. I am very grateful for his effort in the process of purchasing property. Firstly I would like to say great thanks to Neo for he and his team's dedicated work to make this good result happen. The selling price exceeded our expectations which made us very happy. More importantly, what made all these happen was because of Neo's high praised hard working spirit, sensitive market strategy insight, precise campaign design, flexibility on coordination and impressive professionalism. Neo never does over presented scenarios but he is the one you can trust. I would like to strongly recommend Neo & Obrien Wantirna team if you plan to put your house on the market for sale recently. Neo would be the right choice if you want both excellent selling experience and great result just like what we had. Go Neo!
00:59 10 Sep 19
We engaged the services of Abby Ivankovic from O'Brien Real Estate Wantirna after an appalling experience from a local real estate firm. From the onset the experience dealing with Abby was warm, friendly and most importantly, professional. The communication channels were always open and we were not once left wondering where things were at. Abby got us a fabulous result and sold our home after a short, sharp 2 week campaign. We couldn't recommend Abby and the team at O'Brien RE highly enough.
09:27 09 Sep 19
My wife and I are extremely happy with the Wantirna O'Brien team. We felt from the first meeting that we were in good hands.Geraint, Abby and the rest of the team showed true professionalism while going the extra mile to get the best result.
04:58 06 Sep 19
We are really pleased to have gone with Abby for our property listing. Her professional, bubbly and honest personality only makes the tedious process of selling a house easier. The advise and expertise she shared with us through the process was valuable and helped us achieve a great result in the end. Keep up the good work Abby, it is your hard work and dedication that makes you the number 1 agent. With no hesitation we would recommend Abby to any friends or family looking to buy or sell properties in the area. I am so happy to deal with Neo Chen, he is a professional and hardworking agent I ever met, especially he can answer my questionsimmediately around 10pm before auction day.
01:36 02 Sep 19
Thank you Jiena, for your exemplary work in assisting us purchase our dream family home recently. We really appreciate how open, honest and respectful you were during the process. You were very accommodating to our requests for access and information, and always kind and friendly, putting our minds at ease. A pleasure to deal with, and highly recommended, thank you again!
02:52 27 Aug 19
We recently selected OBrien Real Estate to sell a property that was owned as (3) tenants in common- one party residing in UK. Geraint, Albert and the team at OBrien's Wantirna were absolutely marvellous. Taking us all through the Auction Process from beginning to end. We were able to trust their procedures and advice and have been pleased to achieve a great outcome for all parties. Well done - Would highly recommend to all.
00:55 24 Aug 19
Absolutely amazing Team at OBrien real estate Wantirna, as first home buyers it was very scary at the start not knowing anything but the Team took myself and my family under there wing and explained everything to us very well and kept us greatly informed with any and all information making the whole process a breeze!, 110% recommend these guys to everyone, when the time comes for a new house will defiantly be buying and selling threw them again can not rate them high enough, thank you so much for your help and knowledge aswell as taking care such great care of my family and making it as stress free as possible helping us make our dreams true!!!
08:34 20 Aug 19
Simply the best. Many thanks to Abby Albert and Geraint for their professionalism in obtaining an unbelievable outcome of our sale. Such friendly happy people who put our minds at ease.
12:38 15 Aug 19
Highly recommended they are professionals and they are there for you any time ! Nicole and the whole team were so supportive from the first moment .Many thanks guys you are amazing!!!
01:57 15 Aug 19
We are very thankful to Geraint and Chelsea for their guidance, support and expertise during our sale of our home. At all times we were kept well informed with all situations .Their professionalism, passion and honesty sets them apart from the rest. Geriant's work didn't just stop at selling our home he helped us with the purchase of our new too. Highly recommend!
Sons of the Silent age
00:42 15 Aug 19
I started out stand-offish because of past experiences with other companies, but ended up extremely happy with the service Jien and the Wantirna team provided. We were kept informed the entire way through the process and Jien was always on hand to answer any questions or concerns. The thing I was most impressed with is the fact that you get the honest truth about your home and the market - no BS, at all. I can't express the importance of that kind of upfront honesty enough when selling a house. I would recommend Obrien to anyone in the market for selling a house. Outstanding. 5 stars. Excellent customer service and support. Highly professional team. Very happy with every aspect of my interaction with all staff at OBrien Real Estate Wantirna. The best in the business.
06:09 01 Aug 19
Appreciate the constant update, follow-up to the end and anything to everything regarding leasing out my property. Thanks to Nicole and team. Highly recommended agent.
05:15 01 Aug 19
We had an excellent experience with Nicole and her team in renting our investment property. She was realistic in what we could rent it out for and the property was rented in the first open house. Thanking Nicole and the team in renting our investment property. Providing really quick, efficient and professional service. Very grateful.
02:24 17 Jul 19
Good communication, friendly and sensible advice. Neo is a nice and professional agent, always take care of every details. Highly recommend! And other people such as Genna is very warm hearted and positive.
12:29 02 Jul 19
Neo Chen and his team always provide professional service, they are always with u, thinking for u. Special Neo Chen, he is very experienced and friendly, the most important thing is his honesty, that makes us trust him a lot. We had good experience for buying this property, if u a looking for a property now, pls go to see Neo, they will find something suit u, u will be happy, trust me!
06:51 02 Jul 19
Jiena and Geraint were fantastic to work with and put huge effort into the sale of our home. They always listened to us and were positive and energetic throughout the whole process. I highly recommend them both.
22:45 26 Jun 19
Jiena was simply amazing through out our entire buying experience! Definitely an expert in the area with plenty of tips and advice to share, given we were moving to a new area.Thanks to you and Geraint for making an emotional journey, so easy!
11:42 24 Jun 19
Geraint and the team at O'Brien Real Estate Wantirna make the selling and buying of properties seamless and enjoyable. The team go above and beyond to ensure the perfect experience. Thanks so much for all the help and advice Geraint and team..
00:08 15 Jun 19
12:59 13 Jun 19
Thanks Chelsea, you have been terrific in assisting us getting our deal over the line. Your help and support will is greatly appreciated.
12:09 04 Jun 19
Highly recommend OBrien Wantirna Staff are always professional and they provided a wealth of information and are very good communicators.Most of all they delivered as promised
02:27 03 Jun 19
Top team here. Should be proud
08:24 29 May 19
Myself and my partner could not have been happier with the service we received from the the team. Apartments rea hard to sell let alone sell i the current market, whilst it took some time, the deal got done, and that deal got done because it was the teams communication and follow up, Customer service is my number one and these nailed it. THANK YOU
00:37 29 May 19
Thanks Neo Chen for your first class service.Proactive and transparent. Guide me through the selling process diligently. Hardworking and constantly updating me with the progress. My property was sold within weeks, before officially on market. Thus saved me on marketing cost and the hassle.Rare gem. Highly recommended!
07:43 28 May 19
I was thrilled when Geraint and his staff took on the sale of my property especially as I lived in Macedon Ranges North West of Melbourne.. Geraint effortlessly attened all openings with his staff giving it a 100% ..I highly recommend OBrien Real Estate.. They are professional. They really care and look after their customer. Thank you Nicole, Gena and Neo.
11:17 24 May 19
Perfect team with very friendly service and professional assistance.
01:22 21 May 19
Great team at O'Brien. I bought a house from them and rented it out in no time through them. The whole process was smooth and easy to deal with. Thank you for helping me out. Shall come back to you with additional business. Thanks very nice people and good service. My house was rented out quickly. This is our second time to get property managed by Obrien real estate Wantirna. Nicole and Genna are so amazing, thoughtful and responsible. Highly recommend them to everyone who would like to get property managed. neo is very professional and patient with my concerns. He explained every detail clearly. Highly recommended!
02:02 17 Apr 19
Thank you to Geraint, Neo and all the team at O'Brien Real Estate Wantirna, your commitment, hard work and dedication in securing the successful sale of our property was outstanding. We are so glad we chose you to take us on this journey, the whole team gets our 5+ stars, well done!!
09:06 10 Apr 19
Neo is a very professional agent, highly recommend! (Translated by Google) Highly recommended. Neo is very patient and nice person, always take care of every details and well during the whole process, will look after him again if buy or sell. Neo is very nice and very patient, can maintain good communication and help you take care of all the details!(Original)Highly recommended. Neo is very patient and nice person, always take care of every details and well communicate during the whole process,will look after him again if buy or sell. 非常推荐！Neo人很nice，并且非常有耐心，可以保持良好的沟通并且帮你 照顾所有的细节！
09:15 08 Apr 19
We are very thankful to Geraint and his team, (Neo and Chelsea) for their guidance and expertise during our recent house selling adventure. Without exception, everyone connected to the whole process was very professional and friendly. At all times we were kept well informed, which made this daunting experience not too intimidating. Very highly recommended.
07:48 07 Apr 19
Seamless process from day one when we met Nicole. The office kept us in the loop all through the process. We are thrilled with the service we have received. We would highly recommend OBrien Wantirna for anyone who is looking to have their property managed. Thanks a lot for Neo Chen. I know Neo Chen from a friend. He Is very kind and helpful. He has provided us with generous and valuable suggestions even if we didn’t buy a house from him. However, he still helped us with ideas, price and things to consider when buying a house. We are just grateful for everything he did for us. He has such a nice personality. We highly recommend him and his team as he is a trustable person to go to.
04:14 03 Apr 19
Highly rate Geriant and Nick and all the team at O'brien. We sold our property recently and Chelsea was a great help with all the admin and making sure we were informed throughout the process. Nick and Geriant were an excellent team and worked tirelessly to get us the results we were after. brilliant effort!
01:49 01 Apr 19
Nicole, Geraint & Team have the knowledge, always up to date on progress & realistic with the current market condition. We chose them for Peace of mind. Thank you again ! !
K aye Harris
05:19 19 Mar 19
Jiena Lu is a fabulous agent. Her friendly personality and professionalism made the purchase of the property as stress free as possible. Nothing has been too much trouble for her. Would highly recommend. (Translated by Google) Neo is a 5 star agent! Always pay attention for every detail, wellCommunicated and will highly recommend.Neo is very professional, very patient, very attention to detail, very recommended. Thank you.(Original)Neo is a 5 star agent! Always pay attention for every detail, wellcommunicated and will highly recommend.Neo非常专业，很耐心，很注重细节，非常值得推荐。谢谢。
05:38 18 Mar 19
Jiena you walked the walk & talked the talk & sold my house in 10 days. Well done you are an absolute treasure, you helped me through every step of what would have been a stressful time. In an industry where profit over people is the norm you are a shining star. Thank you so much you are an asset to Obrien Real Estate
21:07 05 Mar 19
00:12 20 Feb 19
As a landlord, I have found this office to have very responsive, professional, knowledgeable & friendly staff. Genna Anderson in particular is lovely to deal with. Recommended! Having been through a purchase, sale and now property management with Geraint and Nicole we could not be happier. Their professionalism, passion and honesty sets them apart from the rest. Keep up the great work!
01:40 12 Feb 19
Thank you Geraint & Jiena and the O'Brien Team for a successful sale. From the very first meeting, to auction and beyond, Jiena was there for us every step of the way. I would highly recommend O'Brien Real Estate as their professionalism, expertise and most of all empathy during a very difficult sale was second to none.
04:02 11 Feb 19
I cannot recommend Geraint and Chelsea highly enough. Both individuals made the selling process less stressful by displaying an extremely high level of interpersonal and communicative skill that I had not witnessed in an agent before. Geraint also assisted us with another matter involving an unethical agent which enabled us to list and sell the property with him within two weeks, instead of having it on the market for two months.
Cindy's fashion mummy
05:31 30 Jan 19
Jiena is very friendly and help us go through the whole process. She tried to help us as much as she could and we had a very good experience .
01:58 21 Jan 19
Nick was fantastic to deal with. So proactive and professional and delivered great and speedy results!
00:48 20 Nov 18
We cannot recommend Jiena Lu from Obrien Real Estate enough. Jiena kept us in the loop from our very first meeting right up until our house sold. We received feedback from every open for Inspection, every private inspection, online enquiries, phone calls etc. Jiena was encouraging, honest and open and we felt that she had our back throughout our whole campaign. We have even been cheeky enough to ask her advice on new homes that we are looking at and she has given us some invaluable advice. We cannot thank her enough for her tireless pursuit of getting us the price we wanted. I wouldn't go anywhere else! Thanks to Geraint, Chelsea and David for the quick and trouble free sale of our house in Narre Warren. Would highly recommend OBrien Real Estate Wantirna to anyone looking for an honest and reliable agency. Our house was sold very quickly for a good price. Geraint and his staff made this a very easy and stress free experience. 1st class and professional service, thanks again.
Eng Kee Tan
04:19 24 Oct 18
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11:11 27 Sep 18
Thank your Jiena and Crews of O’Brien’ real estate for settle our house in Knox area ! Jiena u r the best one we have ever met during our house hunting ,’making the whole process so much easier and NO panic at all ! Hope all the best to you and very good success to O’Brien’s real estate !
04:35 13 Sep 18
Excellent AgentAbby is everything you want in an agent, professional, knowledgeable, efficient with great communication skills and an excellent sense of humour. Abby is extremely enthusiastic about her chosen field and genuinely cares about her clients. I have great respect for how hard she works which resulted in my property being sold in only two weeks. I shall miss our little chats!
03:06 13 Sep 18
Right from our first meeting, we were impressed with Abby’s passion, energy and understanding of the market. Her advice and recommendations were spot on and resulted in a fantastic campaign with a great outcome for us. I loved how the whole team at OBrien’s Wantirna worked together on our sale. In my experience, this is rare with agents and really sets Obrien’s apart from the rest.Geraint is a strong leader of the team, and was hands on during the campaign. This made a huge difference when he then was our auctioneer on the day. His skills as auctioneer are exemplary, and his intimate knowledge of our potential bidders made a huge difference - so much more effective than the practice of hiring in an auctioneer for the day.Abby was beside us throughout the whole process, followed up on every prospect promptly, kept in close contact with interested parties and reported back to us with clear and realistic feedback. It’s the little things that matter, and Abby provided multiples of them. From our launch, to chocolates after each open, to a beautiful gift at first open, to securing ‘House of the Week’ in the local paper, and of course the bubbles to celebrate - it was all on point. Would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Abby and the team for your real estate needs. Thanks .
04:54 12 Sep 18
Very quick and very good result.Very happy. Fantastic agency to deal with. Neo is organised, professional and provide accurate and fair advice on all matters. He replys all of our questions promptly and he really knows the market well. Once again big thanks to Neo! Strong recommend for all the buyers.
06:07 18 Aug 18
Geraint and Jiena from O’brien are amazing. From the time we purchased to settlement, they were across everything. Couldn’t have been happier with the service from their team. Special thanks to Jiena for all the great advice and again all the great service provided through such a somewhat stressful time.I would highly recommend these guys for any real estate requirements.Le family
02:36 02 Aug 18
A rarity in the industryHaving dealt with Geraint in the past I wasn't at all surprised by the service I received when selling an elderly family members home for her. Geraint understands the emotions of selling a home and is totally supportive. His assistant Jiena is just a delight and a hugely valuable asset to have on your side.If you want honesty and good old-fashioned service give Geraint a call
14:59 01 Aug 18
I cannot say enough about Jiena Lu as a real estate agent and the amount of support my wife and I received when she retired suddenly to health issues due to terminal diagnosis. The way and manner our circumstances to sell and downsize quickly were managed impeccably and compassion. We received far more we expected to receive by selling our home so quickly (within two weeks). I can only recommend Jiena Lu at the highest level, her professionalism, courteousness and attention to detail is a quality all real estate agents should aspire.
11:10 30 Jul 18
(Translated by Google) Professional, Experienced, Knowledgeable and TrustworthyThanks Neo for helping us find the right buyer, very appreciated for your hard work and effort. A trustworthy five star agent, respecting the customer's expectation and the property values. Outstanding experiences to find the balance between the customers' expectations and the market value. Excellent communication skills, definitely will be recommended and come back in the future. Thanks again.Thank you very much Neo for helping us find the right buyer, and thank you for your hard work and hard work in our house. Neo is a very good five-star intermediary, respecting the market value of the property and our value expectations. The outstanding experience can find a balance between the customer's expectations and the market price. Excellent communication skills have impressed us and will definitely be recommended to friends and family. If necessary, we will find him to serve us. Thanks again!(Original)Professional, Experienced,Knowledgeable and Trustworthy Thanks Neo for helping us find the right buyer, very appreciated for your hard work and effort. A trustworthy five star agent, respecting the customer’s expectation and the property values. Outstanding experiences to find the balance between the customers’ expectations and the market value. Excellent communication skills, definitely will be recommended and come back in the future. Thanks again.非常感谢Neo 帮我们找到了合适的买家， 更非常感谢您对我们的房子付出的努力和辛苦工作。Neo是非常优秀的五星级中介，非常尊重地产应有的市场价值和我们的价值预期. 出众的经验能在客户的预期和市场价格中找到平衡。优秀的沟通技巧，让我们印象深刻，一定会推荐给朋友和家人，将来如果有需要，还会再找他为我们服务。再次感谢！
07:19 29 Jul 18
All thanks to Neo and his team at Obriens! Rest assured that they will be with and behind you through out the whole campaign! Definitely a team to have! Thanks to Neo Chen and his O’Brien team for his expertise and hospitality. His ability to speak both English and Chinese help us to communicate and explain. Deep recommend for potential buyers.
03:12 27 Jun 18
Nicole is my property manager, and so far she is the greatest, she has been helping me resolved all the issues with the rental property, very efficient.....
08:03 20 Jun 18
Can’t recommend Geraint higher! Geraint was professional, friendly and always prompt at responding to any queries we had when purchasing our dream home through him and also just keeping us updated. Keep up the great work Geraint and thanks again for everything!
06:08 10 Jun 18
Thank you so much Geraint and Chelsea for the awesome job of selling my townhouse in such a short time! Thanks to Jen, we got the property which perfect for us! Always keep us updated! Truely reliable agent and great team!
01:02 02 Jun 18
Cant thank Geraint, Chelsea and the team enough for selling our home above our DREAM price!We felt at ease through the entire campaign and were kept up to date daily with phone calls and weekly reports.They were honest, reliable and approachable for every question we had.We admire his professionalism, approach and people skills.I will be recommending Geraint to everyone i know as a trusted agent who goes above and beyond not only for vendors but for buyers too.
20:07 29 May 18
Thanks to Neo. Awesome experience. Great assistance when required with quick turnaround. Delivered promptly and very efficient. Well prepared.
Terry De Santis
04:48 07 May 18
Thanks to Grant and the team they have sold 2 properties for us and got great results,nothing was too much for them and when things got tough they worked even harder.Thanks again
06:49 30 Apr 18
We have had a wonderful experience dealing with Wantirna O'Brien's Real Estate, and in particular, Geraint Gardner. From our first meeting, he put us at ease, and outlined clearly, and concisely the journey we were about embark on.The team that work for him were excellent. The material and information provided to us to assist us on this journey was 1st rate.When the house was put on the market, we were surprised to have the house in record time, no fuss, and the price we wanted.Thank you to Geraint & the O'Brien team. Many thanks to Neo Chen and his wantirna south team. Their professional services make our home buying experience simple and easy. Multilingual services make communication more fluid and harmonious. In addition to gratitude, it is strongly recommended that friends with real estate needs cooperate with them.非常感谢Neo Chen和他的wantirna south团队。他们的职业服务是我们的购房经历变得简单和轻松。多语言的服务让沟通变得更为流畅与和谐。除了感谢，也强烈建议有房地产需要的朋友多与他们合作。
Vivienne De La Cruz
01:29 14 Mar 18
The staff at O'Brien Real Estate made the sale process an enjoyable one, and not overly stressful. I would highly recommend them.
Theresa Sanchez Fong
09:44 01 Mar 18
I would highly recommend Geraint Gardner and his team in Wantirna South. They provided quality service with professionalism and great care, making the whole process a positive experience. Thanks!
John. Suzana McNair
12:27 25 Feb 18
I would 100% recommend Geraint and his team, for their professionalism, customer service and most importantly the honesty and respect given from the start to finish and keeping us involved all the way. Thanks a million. Awesome Team!! They made what can be a stressful time simple, seamless and successful. Thanks again Geraint !
11:54 14 Dec 17
Geraint and his team are a hard working, honest and dedicated real estate team. Geraint helped me to navigate the unfamiliar role of first time vendor, and took the stress out of selling my property by delivering the service and results they promised. They were always available, day or night and worked around my schedule. Geraint also took the time to inform me of my rights and responsibilities as a purchaser in todays market. I can’t praise Geraint and his team enough. Look no further than O’Brien Real Estate. You won’t regret it!
03:03 09 Oct 17
Geraint and his team sold our home in Wantirna South within 16 hours of it hitting the market. To say we were pleased is an understatement.He is professional, and knowledgeable and most of all he cares about his clients and achieving the best results for them. Wouldn't hesitate to use him again or recommend him 🙂
09:42 10 Sep 17
geraint gardner has mastered his craft.with an honest, professional and hardworking team in neo, david, chelsea and jiena, o'brien real estate wantirna is going to kill it!! you have my full support - GO GET EM!
06:57 10 Sep 17
Dawn Barry - Skilled Conveyancing Wantirna Why have I been happy to refer my clients to Geraint Gardner and his team? That's simple!It's because they are the real deal ....they know the market, they are respectful, punctual, courteous and truly work for the clients.Its hard to find a real estate agent who will really treat people with respect, and honour what they promise, when they are first invited into my clients homes Geraint and his team deliver from the beginning to the very end – the results they have achieved for my clients are outstanding.Their commitment and hard work for every property they list can be guaranteed.My clients feedback confirms Geraint Gardner and his team are the best of the best - they would not hesitate to confirm their total satisfaction to any new client looking for a truly professional team.Keep up the great work - you are truly a breath of fresh air in this industry.
06:54 10 Sep 17
I can highly recommend Geraint, Neo and the rest of the team at O'Brien Real Estate. Their attention to detail was fantastic as was their consistent proactive approach to selling our home. Nothing was too much trouble, no concern too trivial and overall a wonderful experience.
03:33 10 Sep 17
Highly recommend Geraint Gardner, Neo Chen & Team. Their work ethics are top notch. Their attention to, even the smallest detail, is outstanding.I have sold my home and acheived a very good outcome.Good luck to you ALL at O'Brien Real Estate Wantirna.
03:32 10 Sep 17
Had a fantastic experience buying our new home last year from Geraint and his team. His knowledge and experience in real estate made us feel very comfortable and at ease buying our new home from them. Great group of people with high ethics and wouldn't hesitate to sell or purchase with them at any time.
Great news for clients of OBrien Real Estate with the team achieving an 82% clearance at auctions this week.
This week we a look at the national figures which again support the strength in the property market not only here in Victoria but also across the country.
There were 2,837 homes taken to auction across the combined capital cities this week, returning a preliminary auction clearance rate of 74.5%. Last week, in what was the busiest auction week of the year, 3,206 auctions were held and the final clearance rate came in at 73.6%. Over the same week last year, auction volumes were lower with 2,631 homes going under the hammer across the combined capital cities, returning a final auction clearance rate of just 41%.