2001 Ian Reid created Vendor Advocacy to help home sellers.
250+ years of combined advocate experience.
1,000+ real estate agents managed.
10,000+ sellers advised.
Knowledge Is Power
Your essential first step is to read our booklet "Fatal Real Estate Traps Exposed", which outlines the common mistakes that home sellers make and guides you on how to avoid them. Download it for free. Then a face-to-face meeting with one of our experienced Vendor Advocates will fully inform you on your best selling options and set you on the right path.
Presenting your home
To assist our vendors with really nailing this, we arrange a complimentary property stylist to meet with you, to help you improve the little things that make a big difference. For more presentation tips, you can also download our Property Styling Guide.
Ian Reid Vendor Advocates shortlist the best agents for your sale. We personally take them through your property, one by one, before having them complete our comprehensive 'Agent Submission' form.
Compare The Market
We’ll compare, contrast, dissect, and deliberate over the Agent Submissions, so together we can make the right call on selecting the best strategy, agent, and pricing for your property.
Your independent advisor
As your advocate, our job is to get you the best outcome achievable and ensure your interests are looked after.
You retain control
Should your agent not meet their commitments, we can change them immediately, rather than being locked in for a lengthy period of time.
Save time running around
We’ll do all of the legwork for you, interviewing agents and thoroughly comparing their proposals.
Select the right method
With our vast bank of experience, we’ll guide you on what’s best for property and your personal circumstances.
Peace of mind
The stress bound up with selling the family home, or your investment property is dramatically reduced, if not eliminated.
Get a better price
best practice strategies, applied by the industries top agents, means more money for you.
After my father had a stroke we had to sell his house to fund residential care. Nicole Rowe from Ian Reid Vendor Advocacy was invaluable at such an emotional time. Not only did she help us choose an agent she was able to give us expert advice on how to prepare the home for sale. She helped us engage a painter, staging furniture, a company to remove and sell furniture. Every thing went smoothly and we sold the house for a great price at auction despite being in a down market. Thanks heaps Nicole.
We first met Cameron Parker about one month ago when we contacted Ian Reid Vendor Advocates for assistance in selling our house. Within that time Cameron became a trusted adviser in what was one of the most daunting tasks we had faced for many years. From our first meeting Cameron displayed confidence and trust with a clear and understandable communication style which only deepened over the relatively short time of the engagement. In achieving a sale only a matter of one week from listing Cameron continued to demonstrate all of the skills that are necessary in the real estate world. Particularly impressive was his negotiating skills that delivered a result that we were exceedingly happy with. We would have no hesitation in recommending Ian Reid Vendor Advocates, and in particular Cameron Parker, to our friends and colleagues.
Ian Reid Vendors Advocates, Michael Collins in particular have made the process of selling our house so much easier. They explained the process and have ‘held our hand’ to achieve a great price for our property. I would not hesitate to call upon Michael again should we sell another property.
Having not been involved in buying or selling for years we decided we needed unbiased guidance on the current market and processes. We could not have been more pleased with the decision to utilise the services of Ian Reid Vendor Advocacy
Luke Scanna arranged interviews with agents, and guided us on agent selection, fee structure, and auction strategy, and was always available in person or by phone. His personal involvement made the process much less stressful than otherwise and we concluded a successful sale. We thoroughly recommend this service.
Thank you Luke!
The sale of our home was an easy and effective process.
We engaged Ian Reid Vendor Advocates primarily so they could research the best Real Estate Agents in our local area. Sue gave me detailed information on three RE Agents and we selected one to work with. Sue kept us informed of the process, arranged an independent valuation and gave recommendations for furniture hire companies to stage our home for sale.
Could I have done this all myself – yes, but I didn’t have to. The fact that Ian Reid split the commission on the sale with the RE Agent meant we didn’t have to pay anything extra to use them.
All in all we were happy using the services of Ian Reid, Sue was great and the best recommendation I could give is that I would use them again.
Well done Cameron Parker an excellent result
He constantly kept us posted with the progress of our sale which helped keep the whole process as stress free as possible.
We were in the need of selling an investment unit in the process of clearing our debt before retirement. Given the way the market is currently going off the boil, we were unsure if we could get a reasonable price and were expecting to take a hit on the sale price. With Sue Woollard and Michael Collins help we were able to get a better than expected result. The market may be slowing, but given the right strategy and advice you can achieve a good result. We actually came out ahead with Sue’s negotiating skills that allowed us to obtain $10K more than expected. Well done. I would recommend Ian Reid Advocates to anyone, especially if you have not sold before or not sold for a long time. There are some good agents out there, but how do you find them??