It seems we have a house - rather bizarre really - doesn't feel real!
Thank you for all your hard work - it has been very much appreciated.
Seta & Saki Vakaciwa.
Saki & Seta Vakaciwa
"Thank you Mark for taking us step by step through the process of selling our property and patiently answering all our questions, honestly and candidly. We were very impressed with the way you organised yourself which made it easy for us to understand and follow the process. You always provided unbiased advice and acted with the highest integrity throughout the process, particularly in the final negotiations, delivering an outcome which was most pleasing to all concerned. We would recommend you very highly to anyone wishing to sell property".
Alan and Pamela Sullivan
Alan & Pamela Sullivan
Our introduction to Mark was very different to say the least. Mark was canvassing the local
area in regards to the potential of having a main gas supply to the homes in our surrounding
We got talking to Mark regarding some thoughts we had on targeting a particular buyer for
the sale of our home.
From our first business meeting, we were both very impressed with Mark. His presentation
booklet was not only extensive but also thorough. The potential strategies for future
negotiations presented by Mark with the targeted buyer blew us away. How quickly Mark
put it all together was amazing- from memory it was 1, maybe 2 days at the most.
Our potential sale was both unique and of a very sensitive nature. It required somebody
with special negotiating skills. Mark was confident he could succeed and he did not let us
As we have a very young family, Mark was very flexible with his time and our availability.
Mark’s reassuring emails, calls and text messages went above and beyond what you would
normally receive and experience with most agents. This communication was not limited to
just business hours, they were mostly after hours when we had the ability to stop and think
without young children under our feet.
Mark is a great listener- we had many, many questions and sometimes we probably asked
the same questions over and over. Mark took it in his stride and never batted an eyelid.
Mark’s honesty, sincerity and integrity shone through at all times.
We feel privileged to refer to Mark as our agent and now a friend.
We wouldn’t hesitate to act as a reference for Mark with any of his future or potential
Mark, good luck in the future, although you won’t need luck as your business is one of a
kind and will succeed on its own merits.
You are gaining a great reputation in the local area and we wish you all the best, enjoy the
Nadine and John Bartl
Nadine & John Bartl
Just wanted to thank you for your professionalism, commitment and support during the sale of our parents much loved home at 7 Forrest Rd East Hills.
Your experience and knowledge was extraordinary in terms of the accuracy of your predictions and advice throughout the entire process.
Your attention to detail and tireless pursuit of every opportunity on our behalf was the foundation of our experience which was an easy seamless journey from beginning to end.
Your willingness to understand our needs and our parents story along with our aspirations for the sale delivered an outstanding result.
Finally I thank you for your quiet temperance and the respect you showed us and all the potential buyers.
Regards Margaret Walchli
We chose Mark as our agent as he was very calm, approachable and thorough above and beyond what i would believe to be his duties.
He certainly achieved a great result for us and would certainly use Mark in the future and recommend him highly.
“ We were very happy with Mark and Michelle from Alive Realty. The advice given was bang on target, even the suggestions with the styling of the house were very effective in the way it was all presented in the end.
The advertising was very well presented and thought out to suit the market and it showed in the final result on auction day which had a great turn out of genuine bidders interested in the house without knowing what the market price was.
In the end, this helped us achieve an above reserve price for our home.
Thank you Mark, Michelle and the team at Alive Realty”
Thank you for all you guys have done for us!
Dan & Tracey Brown
I will recommend you to my friends, colleagues and relatives if they are planning for selling or renting a property at first place. You're brilliant and helpful for my family in our first house purchase. We appreciate all your time and professionals.
Have a great night. BTW, we just moved into the house today.
August 29, 2016
To Whom It May Concern:
My husband and I engaged Mark Sawyer from Alive Realty to assist us in selling our home. We interviewed three different real estate agencies and made our decision to go with Mark and Alive Realty based on many factors including his extensive and up to date knowledge of the Sydney real estate market, as well as recent legislative changes.
Mark is a professional, his “nothing is too difficult” attitude, combined with his commonsense approach made the whole experience simple and stress-free.
Mark explained the process in detail and kept us updated at all times ensuring we were able to make ‘informed decisions’ throughout the process; from the marketing strategy appropriate for the type and location of our home, to the open houses and through to the successful sale of our home. We decided to go to auction however we received an excellent offer within 2 weeks of our property being listed and decided to accept it. Mark and Alive Realty were instrumental in this great result and provided support and advice at every step.
Mark offered us the opportunity to work with Michelle Murray who provided us interior styling advice to ensure our home was displayed to its full potential. The changes Michelle made to our home were incredible & no expense was incurred.
I am very happy that we decided to sell our home with Alive Realty and highly recommend Mark, Michelle and Alive Realty. Their professionalism, openness and honesty are ‘second to none’.
Thanks for everything Mark, I would not have the strength I do now without you and Michelle supporting me and guiding me through.
I thought I would take the time to thank you for your help and assistance in the recent sale of our home, 211 West Street.
In particular I would like to mention a couple of factors that in my mind "made" the sale. Firstly, I think that your straight forward approach with no jargon giving an honest appraisal lead to a far greater experience for me. I felt that I knew where I stood at all times due to your level of communication during the sales process. When it came time to make a critical decision, I felt that your experience shone in the advice you gave which in turn lead to a favourable outcome.
Secondly, I cannot thank you enough for putting us in touch with Michelle. Her ability to transform our home was incredible. She easily and quickly assessed our home, consulted, planned, consulted and started the transformation. Her eye for both what looks great and detail is outstanding. Her use of available items, changes to the environment and her ability to dress up the home shone through. There is no doubt in my mind that had she not done what she did we would not have had the same response from buyers.
Thank you again
I am just writing to officially thank you for all your efforts with the sale of Mum and Dads’ house.
Firstly, I want to say that I was concerned with Mum and Dad having to deal with the whole process of selling their home of 30 years , but I was relieved once I met you and discovered how tolerant you were of all their queries and concerns and at no stage did you make us feel like we were a burden. To the extent that you even came back and repeated everything you had said 12 hours earlier because my sister wasn’t at the initial meeting.
You always gave us your full attention and the extended time you took to reassure us all and explain everything to us through the whole process was exceptional. You always made us feel important to you and as a result, we did not hesitate to ask anything and everything that we needed to know along the way. Having said that, your communication with us was so regular and detailed that we never had to chase you for an update.
I especially want to thank you for the way in which you were mindful of the disruption that inspections had on Mum and Dad , knowing that they needed more time than most to get going in the mornings and liked to be home and settled out of the cold and dark early at night. It made a HUGE difference to how they coped for a whole month. Along with that, you were very accommodating to Rhonda and I, working around our work schedules in order to have us all at mum and dad’s together, after hours, for our meetings, to ensure you had everyone’s input into decisions.
Dad’s trip by ambulance to hospital amongst all of this was stressful for us, but we were not worried about the house as we knew we could count on you to look after things for us. Thanks for your understanding and caring attitude during this time .
The photos for the advertising were great, and I even spotted you and your motorbike around the corner as you were personally doing letterbox drops.
The testament to your genuine interest in your clients is that you are STILL helping Mum and Dad out today, after the sale, answering their questions and reassuring and helping with their transition into the retirement village.
I am more than happy for you to use this email as a referral for any prospective clients that are looking for a caring, down to earth and efficient real estate agent.
We want to tell you just how much we appreciate all you have done for us during the course of selling our home. The time you spent keeping us up to date with family meetings, phone calls , emails etc - your expertise and guidance were exceptional and became a calming Influence on us " oldies "!
Ron and I thank you again for the successful result.
All our kindest regards,
Ron and Joan Gammel.
Joan & Ron
We just want to thank you again for not only making buying our first home a lovely experience, but also helping create such a special moment for 'the proposal'.
You are truly 'one of a kind' in the real estate world and you've really helped us in our journey.
Best of luck with your business, we will be recommending and cheering for you!
Thank you again,
Andrew & Lauren.
Andrew & Lauren
To whom it may concern:
Mark is a professional.
He takes the time to explain the auction process. I found that this reduced the stress of selling my property.
I was impressed with his organisational skills and his ability to communicate with a diverse range of people.
I have no hesitation in recommending Mark to assist you with the sale of your property.
Roger Woodward-Chartered Accountant
Hi Mark, 28th February, 2016
“With the nature of the property market today being quite aggressive & competitive, as a buyer, it was very reassuring to finally find an agent we could trust. Mark was honest, approachable and happy to help throughout the whole process, making the purchase of our first home much easier than expected. Mark’s willingness to help, whilst still being sensitive to the owner, was a huge factor in what made us feel comfortable to confidently bid at the auction. I would recommend Mark above any agent I have met in the search for a home!”
Commercial Operations – Oxxx & Cleaxxxxx
Lauren Brown & Andrew Heath
Thank you for all your efforts with selling our house. The process was becoming stressful for us and we are grateful to you, Michelle and Jack for succeeding with a good result, selling to a nice family who will appreciate their new home.
We wish you the best with your venture in Alive Realty.
Jill and David
David & Jill Hammond
I don’t know where to start to thank you for everything you have done for us in the sale of our family home, where we have lived for 53 years and raised 3 wonderful children, welcomed a son and daughter in law and four beautiful grandchildren. Many wonderful times and lots of memories!
The professionalism, care and time you have given, and shown us is amazing.
The endless phone calls we made and emails we sent were always promptly answered.
You have kept us informed every step of the way and ‘held our hands’ for most of that time.
You have even been there and offered your help and support during the purchase of our new home, for that we will be forever grateful.
We have and would highly recommend you to family and friends for we know that their experience would be as rewarding and positive as ours.
We wish you every success for the future.
Leon, Ursula and Louise Bourke
Leon, Ursula & Louise Bourke
I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank you for your dedication and hard work in selling my Padstow home.
The professional manner in which the entire sale process was conducted, from marketing to settlement, made me feel comfortable that I had chosen the right real estate agent for the job.
You kept me informed every step of the way and your advice and honesty throughout the process was much appreciated.
I have no hesitation in recommending Alive Realty to friends, family or anyone for that matter who is thinking about selling their home.
Thank you once again for all your hard work.
As you know, these last couple of years have been very difficult for me. I met you just after my husband and I split when I was looking at selling my home. After our first meeting, I was really impressed with your honesty and integrity. Believe me, I never thought I would say that about any Real Estate Agent.
Even though I have dealt with numerous real estate agents over the last few years, I always promised myself that when I was ready to sell my home, that you would be the agent I would use. And I have absolutely no regrets. I have made a number of stupid decisions of late, but using you as my agent was definitely NOT one of them.
I just wanted to say thank you so much for being so understanding and so patient with me. At all times, I felt that you were giving 110% of your time and effort into getting me the best possible outcome. You kept me in touch with every step you were taking and even when I was overseas, you ensured that I was kept in touch with daily emails, texts or even phone calls. Mark, I know I said this to you before, but you went over and above what any other agent would ever do for their client.
I have sung your praises to so many people and I promise to continue to recommend your services to anyone who is in the position of selling or buying a home.
Once again, I just wanted to say thank you so much Mark and I hope that when I'm ready to purchase my new home, that you are the agent who finds me what I need.
All the very best
I received your email last night and WOW!! You certainly have been busy. I really appreciate all of the extra work you are doing for me. You have gone over and above what any other real estate agent would have gone.
Thank you so much!
"What a legend!"
Words cannot adequately describe the amazing experience it was to deal with Mark.
Mark went well beyond the 'extra mile' and his professionalism in every way sets him apart from ALL other agents.
With your relaxed nature and friendly style, at no time did I feel pressured or uneasy about any suggestions or recommendations you made.
Your professionalism was evident and we highly recommend you to anyone who wishes for their property to be marketed by a caring agent of the highest calibre.
Mark & Helen
We recently bought the house of our dreams through the help of Mark Sawyer.
We were so delighted with the service he provided that we asked him to sell our then current home of residence.
Mark was with us every step of the way. He was honest, reliable and hard working.
Mark's patience and knowledge proved to be invaluable. Mark went above and beyond his role to meet our expectations.
Keiran & Belinda
Mark conducted himself in a professional and courteous manner and displayed incredible knowledge in respect to marketing strategies which eventuated into a swift successful sale of our Milperra property attaining a record price for a three bedroom home. We were ecstatic with the result and his valiant efforts.
You will find his services exceptional and professional.
Maria & Victor
I would like to express my appreciation for your undoubted professionalism, experience, reliability and marketing skills which ensured the successful result of my late Father's property.
Your manner has been enhanced by courtesy, a quiet confidence, astute assessment of the situation and a consistent diligence and attention to detail.
Myself and the family thank you for an enjoyable and satisfying agent / client relationship and a successful result.
After consulting widely with realtors in the area, we decided to sell with you. You were approachable, honest & humble which were key attributes we were looking for in an agent to entrust the sale of our home with.
We believed you would do all in your power to secure the best sale price for us and did not appear to be driven by self-interest.
Mark you are a true professional with a wealth of experience behind you.
The result did not happen by accident but was a result of a well managed campaign.
Mark & Betty
Like all prudent vendors we did our research on the various estate agents in the area and you were a STANDOUT from the moment we met you. From the very beginning you were professional, friendly, approachable, honest and full of enthusiasm for the job. Never did we find you driven by your own self-interest.
This showed right the way through to getting us a fantastic sale price and I am sure due to your diligence.
Thank you once again Mark.
Thank you for selling our unit.
We believe you went above and beyond what other agents offer. We found that you were very approachable and easy to deal with.
Lisa & Robert
I really appreciate the excellent job you did. I know there were a few hurdles along the way, but handling these things from a distance without a reliable family member was challenging.
After meeting with two other agencies we decided that we liked the way Mark conducted himself as a real estate agent.
If we had more properties to sell we would definitely do so with Mark, and I highly recommend his services to anyone who wants an honest and transparent agent that will work to maximise the potential of your property in aid of achieving an attractive result where you, as the vendor, feel in control at all times.
James & Joanna
You gave me confidence and were very patient with me.
An excellent real estate agent.
Thanks for managing the sale of my property with a very successful outcome. I am firmly of the belief that it was your efforts and professionalism that contributed.
I would have no hesitation in recommending you.
We would like to take the opportunity of thanking you for the professional manner with which you sold our Panania property & the purchase of our new home.
More important to us was the fact that we felt like you treated us personally and not just like another transaction..
We appointed you over your competitors because of your honesty, integrity & professionalism and gladly report that at no stage did you let us down.
Thanks again for your professionalism & personal attention.
Darren & Cathy
Ash, the kids and I all appreciate what you have done for us. It is truly life changing and we are excited and thankful.
After having it on the market for 3 months prior to changing over to you, we were worried that it just wasn't going to sell.
Within a few weeks it was all done and dusted!
You have been fantastic.
Jaclyn & Ash
Given the nature of the property, we realised from the start that the sale would be somewhat challenging and not straight forward.
Mark executed with professionalism, honesty and diligence.
We were impressed that he listened (& acted) to our needs and concerns.
Anthony & Helen
We couldn't be happier with how the sale was facilitated by you and with how you kept us informed and engaged at all times throughout the process.
You consistently demonstrated your professionalism, honesty and understanding of the real estate market, and as a result we had complete confidence in your ability to market and sell our property.
You made the process of selling our home an easy one.
Brigid & John
Good work and it was great working with you.
Thank you for selling my property at Revesby.
Even before contracts were exchanged, I formed an opinion of you and feel compelled to share this with you to express my gratitude.
For many of us in the market place, dealing with real estate can be a harrowing experience. It can be a time of competition, confusion, prompt decision making, disappointment and excitement. However, you always made my interests your priority and reassured me along the way, so I always knew the direction and progress of OUR objective.
Your professionalism, dedication, integrity and pleasant character place you in high esteem.
It has been a pleasure doing business with you.
We wish to thank you for the handling of the sale of our property at Picnic Point.
Your friendly and professional approach & your honesty and integrity was very much appreciated.
Patrick & Mel
Thank you for your professionalism & commitment to us & I will recommend you to anyone who wants a GREAT agent.
We thank you for your honesty, professionalism, market knowledge, diligence and for the high level of feedback that you provided to the family.
Once again, thank you for a great effort in achieving the best price for our late Father's property.
Miriam, Danny & Mark
Selling a property due to the loss of a loved one is not an easy task but from our first meeting with you Mark we felt comfortable that you were the right person to handle the sale.
The excellent result proved that Mark, your professionalism, honesty, hard work and understanding of our personal situation was very much appreciated.
Norm & Ken
We would like to thank you for all of your hard work & evident commitment into selling our properties. We are the first to acknowledge that you had your work cut out for you.
We look forward to working with you again in the near future.
Saly & Damien
We would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude and appreciation of the way you helped and guided us through what we thought was going to be a very daunting experience.
You provided us with really friendly, professional and above all else HONEST advice and information.
We can't thank you enough Mark.
Jaryd & Sarah
Mark was more informative than any other agents we had considered to sell our East Hills property and he had a more pro active stance on how the sale could be conducted.
It is with great delight that we write to you.
Thank you for all of the effort you put into selling our property at a price beyond our expectations.
With your talent in selling, it wouldn't be hard selling a fridge to an Eskimo!
Theva & Olwyn
Recently I had the need to sell my home of 55 years. On the recommendation of my Nephew, who had just purchased through Mark, I made contact with Mark Sawyer.
I always felt safe and comfortable in not only his, but my ability to get the best result for my home.
I would advise anybody (including the elderly, or unsure) to have complete confidence in Mark as his attitude, honesty and hard work made the selling of my house as painless as possible.
You were with us by our side, keeping us informed until the very end. We were very grateful, and we were very relaxed and comfortable with your presence, as well we were pleased with the result!
Paul & Gloria
If I could be so 'at ease' on the day of the auction, then anyone can especially with you as their agent.
Thank you for everything you did for my Mum Shirley during her recent purchase and sale. You were always able to put her mind at rest that everything was on track.
Thank you so much for making our dream come true!
Going above and beyond in helping with everything.
Daniela, Maria & George
We would both like to thank you for the professional help you gave us in selling our unit.
We were very pleased with the time you took to keep us informed during the campaign and the way you responded in clear detail to our many emailed enquiries. It was a pleasant experience dealing with someone who was so proactive, and who didn't give the impression that he was "too busy" to communicate fully or respond promptly. Similarly, we liked your friendly yet professional manner, your sound advice, and your "straight talking" free of hype and exaggerated sales pitch.
We were also impressed by the methodical way in which you tracked every potential buyer and followed them up right up until the auction.
So, in short, thanks very much for your help in making sure the long process from the tenant vacating to the actual auction day was so well-planned, monitored and managed, and for keeping it relatively stress-free for us.
We wish you well in your future endeavours.
Larry and Tom
Tom & Larry