Great service, great resultWe bought the house when Gareth was the agent & trusted him to sell it 7 years later. Gareth supported us throughout the Well constructed campaign, making it a stress free experience. Supported by Zoe & Harrison, the team delivered a great result & we highly recommend Gareth & the rest of the Oakleigh O’Brien real estate team. Thanks again Gareth!
11:25 21 Nov 20
Gareth Apswoude, a name to remember.Gareths real estate knowledge and professionalism helped get us an end result that we could walk away feeling happy with. On auction day, Gareth used his words of wisdom to tell a story of what we as vendors loved about our family home, and what the buyers were looking for in their future home. Gareth did this with natural flare and honesty, which ended the day with the words "Sold." He promised the auction would run smoothly, and he delivered.Gareth, thank you for your help through out the selling process, and for describing our home sweet home to get us a great result.I recommend Gareth Apswoude, Harrison Mosley and the Obrien team to deliver high quality service.
12:16 08 Nov 20
We had a great experience selling our 3 bedroom home in COVID times. Max always came across as competent and and highly driven. We choose him because he also listened well, asked good questions and we trusted him to navigate the private sale market for our property. He was proactive with buyers and did not disappoint. We feel that his communication and negotiation skills helped to bring us a great result in a short space of time.
06:35 06 Nov 20
Honestly I don't even know where to start with Jody. She has been the best real estate agent I've ever dealt with. This is going to sound like a made up review but it isn't! Jody was very helpful to me in a difficult time and made the whole process easy. Let's face it real estate agents don't always have the best reputations and they must have broken the mold when they made Jody! THANKS JODY!!!!
02:15 05 Nov 20
Professional and very hard workingMax and Hendrik did a fantastic job during a difficult COVID period to get a great result. Their professionalism and knowledge in the local area is outstanding and I highly recommend them to anyone wanting to sell their property. 10/10!
13:46 03 Nov 20
09:33 27 Oct 20
When selecting a real estate agent it is likely you will begin writing a list of pros and cons as we did. Our Harrisons pro list was long; honest, reliable, respectful, knowledgeable- just to name a few. From the first hand shake, Harrison was a professional young man. Harrisons communication skills made the journey of selling our home an easier one, as he was open and up front every step of the way. Harrison always took our emotions into consideration, as he knew parting with our memory filled, family home was difficult for us. Harrison allowed us time and space to make decisions, and he was there for us when we needed his advice and expertise. At the conclusion of our journey Harrison delivered as promised with a fine price, a sense of relief, and a genuine smile from agent to vendors.Harrison you have been a pleasure to deal with.Harrison, we thank you.Gareth, we thank you also.OBrien Real Estate team... cheers!
06:40 27 Oct 20
Jody is an amazing woman. She helped me find a great home that suited exactly what I was looking for, she then went above and beyond to support me getting accepted for the home. Even when we had issues on the public holiday, she still helped me out. Jody’s personality was amazing and she is very well trained. 👍
12:07 01 Sep 20
Very Positive Experience with HarrisonHarrison was always available and communicated well throughout the campaign. He was flexible and informative at a difficult and challenging time for all with Covid. The journey of selling during this time was improved by the personal service given by the O'Brien team.
02:01 31 Aug 20
Thank you Max for your professional help with my enquiry regarding the value of my property, very efficient and professional
13:13 24 Aug 20
We had an excellent experience with Heather throughout the campaign, and could not recommend her more highly. She has worked very hard for us to achieve the best result we could have hoped for. She provided us with regular updates throughout the process, and kept in constant contact with all interested parties.The campaign strategy she suggested was absolutely spot on and delivered an exceptional outcome. This is particularly impressive not only because of the challenges posed by this difficult Covid time, but the fact that we were right in the middle of a lockdown in Melbourne! She conducted an auction via Zoom with confidence, a bit of humor, and didn't rush - allowing participants to take time to think and the result spoke for itself (tens of thousands above the reserve price!).This is our second dealing with Heather and we would highly recommend her to anyone. She is a trustworthy, confident and experienced real estate agent.
06:35 22 Aug 20
We were having trouble leasing our property, so we gave it to Jody Virgona at O"Brien Real estate at Oakleigh. Jody had professional photos taken, it made our property stand out. Jody leased the property out on the first open for more than what we were asking to a great tenant and moved in within two days. Jody was very professional and communicated with us during the rental process, we were very impressed with her service and positive attitude.
01:06 21 Aug 20
I am a recent purchaser. Heather is very honest, transparent and responsive. I highly recommend her if anyone wants to sell or buy properties.
00:23 21 Aug 20
Heather is an excellent agent with great knowledge and professionalism. Heather helped us feel very comfortable and confident with our sale; even during the covid pandemic. Would definitely use her in the future and 100% recommend! Thanks again Heather for everything!
04:13 20 Aug 20
Many thanks to Heather for all her help even through Stage 3 Covid restrictions. Helped and guided me through all the new steps to buying my first home. Very friendly, understanding and professional !
23:51 19 Aug 20
Highly recommend Heather Steadman. Very responsive and professional, Heather is an asset to O'Brien Real Estate.
12:42 30 Jul 20
Hardest working, most positive agents in town!Max and Gareth are absolutely outstanding agents. Their work ethic is second to none. They manage to maintain optimism whilst being honest and realistic in the most difficult climates (Covid 19 lockdown!). They seem to work endless hours (Not sure when they sleep). They manage client expectations on both ends with integrity and their ability to create genuine relationships with buyers and negotiate a positive outcome for both vendor and purchaser is extremely impressive. The entire process was easy and the outcome in such a difficult climate was well above our expectations. If you want incredibly hard working, honest agents that gets results. These are your people!
23:07 19 Jul 20
A great experience with a thoughtful and professional agentI've known Gareth as a local real estate agent for more than a decade, and when it finally came time to sell, he was my 'go to' guy. A thorough, genuine professional, backed by a great team at O'Brien RE Oakleigh, he worked hard to get us the best result in this difficult time. He found a buyer I'm very happy to hand my beautiful home to, and he made what was a very emotional sale much easier. He was and is always available to provide advice and ideas, and his easy going nature and exceptional knowledge of the industry and area gives you confidence in getting the best outcomes. I thoroughly recommend Gareth (and the team). Thank you for being my agent Gareth!
10:21 06 Jul 20
Great resultWe were referred to Gareth and Zoe by another developer friend. The experience has proved to be very satisfactory. They worked very hard and kept me informed of the progress at each stage. The marketing campaign went through the difficult lock down period. But they managed the whole process very well. Made all the correct decisions. The result is exceptional. The sale price is well above the reserve price. Thanks. Gareth and Zoe. look forward to working with you again.
02:48 05 Jul 20
Honest and Professional from start to finish!Working with Max and the team was more than we had expected. Hassle free, seamless experience from start to finish. Max was always honest, keeping us up to date with strong communication and never over promising - though he did over deliver!
10:15 01 Jul 20
Thanks for selling our property Max and Harrison. We’re happy with the professionalism, marketing, and the regular communication and updates. Now if you can help us find our next family home that would be great!! 👍🏻
07:53 01 Jul 20
We couldn’t be more thrilled with our experience working with Max! Through every step of the process Max was honest, direct, and made sure we were informed about how our sales campaign was doing. He made himself available to us anytime we wanted to chat and he was transparent with the communication from buyers. Though we had reservations about selling amid the Covid-19 restrictions, Max handled ever challenge with grace and expertise. We are so happy with our final result and we are confident none of the other local agents could have delivered so well! My advice is look no further, Max Martinucci is your guy.
22:28 22 Jun 20
Excellent agent with a passion for real estateGareth is one of the best real estate agents. Both him and his team had been open and honest from day one regarding price point and marketing campaign. After a successful marketing campaign his team managed to bring in 5 bidders to bid for the property and got an exceptional price. I would strongly recommend Gareth to anyone who’s looking at buying and selling
10:38 05 May 20
We were selling our property at a time when initial rumblings from Covid-19 grew to seriously impact the property market. Gareth used his wealth of real estate knowledge and his willingness to achieve the best outcome possible. He was decisive in using a range of strategies to suit the rapidly changing market. He communicated well with us and worked harmoniously with our vendor's advocate. Gareth worked tirelessly to achieve our sale. His terrific due diligence on our behalf and negotiating skills proved to be a great asset to us. We highly recommend Gareth as the agent of choice to achieve a great outcome in selling your property. Thanks so much Gareth for all your hard work that helped us to achieve a good sale despite an unstable property market!
08:44 04 May 20
A very good and quick resultWe chose to sell our property through Max after researching his performance in our area where he is well known as the number one agent. His expertise and contacts ensured we got a very good and quick result despite the current restrictions in place. He and his team were very professional and always quick to respond which made the process so much easier. Our thanks to Max, Maria and the team for their efforts.
02:57 29 Apr 20
Thank you Max for helping us find our dream home in a great location - Oakleigh South. Max was extremely helpful with any queries we had, as we are first home buyers. Max has a direct and honest approach and we appreciated the no non-sense sales tactics. You can genuiely feel that Max has the best interest of all parties involved.Thanks again Max!
07:49 28 Apr 20
From the outset, Gareth and his team were the ultimate professionals that delivered at every level throughout the sales process from start to finish. His knowledge of the market and incredible service, combined with his calm nature, great communication and reliability, lead to an outstanding result for us during this changing market.
13:36 10 Apr 20
Friendly and ProfessionalHarrison with Max ran a very professional auction campaign. Harrison was in regular contact with us doing all the behind the scenes work. I recommend him and his team to anyone looking to sell their property.We were happy with the turnout on auction day and sale price.
11:48 19 Mar 20
Max was our agent extraordinarè. His hard work and that of his side kick, Harrison Mosley, cannot be faulted. We trusted Max from the getgo. Even though there may have been times where we may have questioned certain motives we always came back to trusting Max's advice. He was our agent and he knew best. And yes he does know his stuff. His patience and enthusiasm, along with his advice and campaign, for three opens a week resulted in an exceptional outcome. We had an amazing auctioneer, John Gorman, who was beyond outstanding on the day. This formidable team from Obriens Real Estate worked so hard to get us $360+K over our reserve. A brilliant result from a brilliant agent. I cannot recommend Max and his team highly enough. They key word here is "trust" and you can trust Max to do his utmost best for you.
23:20 26 Dec 19
22:39 18 Dec 19
Gareth was very professional is every way. Always kept us well informed of the progress, was straightforward with all our questions. Had great knowledge and experience. He was amazing on the Auction Day came off with getting us the sale we where wanting. Thank you for our new beginnings
01:24 23 Nov 19
04:31 20 Nov 19
TEAM MAX MARTINUCCI!!!Max and Maria provided a professional approach from start to finish. I was provided ongoing feedback and updates about the sale and potential buyers interest. Pleased with my result in the end. Looking forward to Max assisting me now as I enter the market to purchase. Thanks again, great job. 👍
04:07 13 Nov 19
Max and team successfuly sold our deceased estate in which we all have an emotional attachment to. From day one Max was on the ball with his sales approach, marketing campain and good knowledge of the area. His was honest, approachable and persistent with potential buyers. Also Harrison played his part with adding the extra support to make a great team. Well done and thank you.
08:19 24 Oct 19
My sisters and I were very happy with our dealings with OBrien, and with Gareth and Heather in particular. They showed appreciation for our home and understood what we needed. Throughout the campaign, the communication was excellent and any questions or concerns we had were addressed very quickly. Gareth listened respectfully to our wishes and we were able to negotiate our way to a very successful conclusion. Thank you!
01:16 02 Oct 19
A professional agent you can trust!Highly experienced,knowledgeable and professional agent, rapid response to emails, very calm person who won my trust. Highly recommended!
03:26 01 Oct 19
Working with Max, Gareth and the team at O'Brien's Oakleigh was a wonderful experience. They presented professionally and engaged with us from the beginning and never disappointed. Max's genuine passion for helping us achieve the very best result possible for our mum was a joy to be part of. Gareth's advice on where to spend money pre-sale was invaluable. This meant we didn't overcapitalise. Their honesty and knowledge of the area was greatly appreciated and I wouldn't hesitate recommending or using them again in the future. This experience showed that if an agent works hard and is genuinely interested in doing the very best for their client they get great results. They went over and above our expectations!!! Thank you all so very much.
03:00 22 Sep 19
From the onset Max, Harrison and team provided honest and professional advice and guided us through every step of the process (including house styling). We appreciated candid feedback throughout the entire campaign and their flexibility to work around our priorities with open times and meetings. Max and Harrison were always available to answer all our questions, are extremely knowledgeable and worked tirelessly to ensure the best outcomes for us. On the day, the outcome we got, was purely due to the amazing efforts and hard work of Max and Harrison in running the campaign and of John in running a spectacular auction to achieve an unbelievable outcome for us.
06:28 18 Sep 19
Selling your family home is a stressful time. Having someone that you can trust to navigate your way through the process and ensure that your outcome is the best you can get it all we wanted. When we met with Max, his passion and hussle for his vendors shone through. Then with his additional team, Gareth and Harrison facilitating by his side - we were sure the end result would be a success. And that it was. Each step was discussed and explained to make sure we understood the progression and the predicted outcome before auction. Trust your gut - Trust Max and the OBrien team!
00:09 03 Sep 19
We were first time vendors and chose Max and Heather simply because they explained the process of selling our home in a clear and comprehensive way. They made it clear that there was a broad possibility of outcomes while maintaining a reassuring optimism. We are a little eccentric and somewhat socially alternative. I must admit that early in the campaign I was quite nervous and expressed my concerns to Max in no uncertain terms. It is to his credit that his calmness, flexibility and rationality shone through, demonstrating that he runs deeper that the fine fabric of his well cut real estate agent's suit.
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10:22 26 Aug 19
Selling our house with Harrison and Max was stress free and easy and we are very happy with the result achieved for us.Harrison is very personable and professional and would highly recommend him.
11:06 22 Aug 19
With Max selling our property, we got an effortless and personalised experience. He took care of everything, he was thoughtful, informative and was in communication with us throughout the campaign. We would highly recommend Max and his team to all our friends and family who are thinking of selling. Max gets results! Thanks again 🙂
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05:37 20 Aug 19
The team at O'Brien Real Estate Oakleigh provided a great service in helping us sell our FAMILY HOME!Max and his team made the process of selling our FAMILY HOME smooth and simple. His knowledge of the local area and the his skills should be highly commended. Most importantly, Max has a personalized approach that caters for the needs of his clients accompanied by his bright and optimistic personality. I would certainly call upon his services again.Originally collected @RateMyAgent
05:35 20 Aug 19
Max and the team at O’Brien Real Estate Oakleigh sold our beloved first family home and we could not recommend him highly enough.From the outset, Max was very accommodating to our needs - agreeing to meetings and phone calls after business hours. He made sure to always ‘keep [us] in the loop’ by communicating with us after every open for inspection and more.His commitment to our campaign was highly evident in his drive to send the right buyers through. His hardworking nature, knowledge of the area, previous results and a referral were the main reasons we chose him, and he certainly did not disappoint.We would gladly use O’Brien again if given the opportunity. If you’re local to Oakleigh and looking to sell your home, choose Max at O’Brien!
03:22 20 Aug 19
From our very first meeting Lambros walked us through the whole process of selling our property. He was extremely helpful and went above and beyond in facilitating our sale. Extremely professional and got us a much better result than expected. We highly recommend Lambros and the whole O'Brien team.
It's Week 31 of the year and as Victoria braces and prepares to enter stage 4 Restrictions, our Real Estate market continues to defy all odds and expectations. VIC recorded over 1,400 Transactions which was 8 weeks in a row with over 1,000 weekly sales. Nationally, we had 5,411 transactions, (164 more than last week and 1,203 more than the same week last year) that's 7 continuous weeks of Sales above 4,700 weekly Nationally. The National Figures of 5,411 is the highest amount of Sales Transactions in 22 Weeks and it's also the 3rd Biggest Transactional week of 2020. The trendlines, both for VIC & Nationally, continue to rise
We've been having outstanding results with our OBrien Auctions also, with 8 out of 12 Sold this week
"OBrien Auction TV" Highlights for Episode 11: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBc3zlDrbtg
An OBrien sales agent is well prepared to answer any question you have regarding real estate. Whether your property is for sale or rent or if you are looking to buy we will find the solution that best suits your needs. We pride ourselves on delivering a strong customer experience for our vendors, buyers, landlords and tenants. Our team of agents reflect the diverse cultures that populate Oakleigh. In keeping with the OBrien Real Estate brand, all our agents are expected to present themselves in a professional manner.
Free Real Estate Appraisals
Our real estate agents know the value of property in Oakleigh. We offer free appraisals on properties for sale or rent. Each appraisal is based on the location to shops, schools, amenities and public transport. We also factor in the recent property sales to give you an accurate valuation of your home. If you are contemplating selling your home or your investment property our appraisers are available to talk to you.
Rental Property Manager Services
We have the resources and experience to manage any type of property that is for rent or lease. Overall OBrien Real Estate manages in excess of 5600 properties. We utilise the latest software to organise rent collection, conduct routine inspections, maintain property maintenance and provide tax accounting documents. We work within the guideline of the Residential Tenancies Act. We are fair to both landlord and tenant. Our goal is to maximise your return on investment. Our property management team is available to answer any questions you have.