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.
Reassurance and advice at any time
Selling a much loved inherited property on behalf of siblings, none of whom had had direct experience with auction, required objective assistance and professional advice; Sue Woollard of Ian Reid VA provided all of this and more. Sue returned calls promptly, provided likely scenarios, kept in touch throughout and explained procedures all the while remaining supportive and demonstrating skill and courtesy, up to and even after the successful auction. I can certainly recommend Ian Reid Vendor Advocates and take this opportunity to formally thank the firm for its valued assistance.
*My dearest Sue, thank you for everything, I’m sure I couldn’t have had the result l have without you in my corner, and will certainly spread the word 💚💛💜 You are the Angel Sue. Thanks for everything you have done for me to make the sale so easy and stress free on me, I couldn’t have done it without you 💚💛💜*
I was happy to have Sue Woollard as my vendor advocate when selling my home. Sue communicated very well throughout the entire process and I was very happy to sell prior to auction, with Sue’s assistance.
I would recommend using a vendor advocate to anyone looking to sell.
***** 5 star rating
Regular advertising backed up by good service. Now that we have completed our move and are about to embark on the next chapter of our life’s journey, it is timely to reflect, say thank you for your service, and extend best wishes to you and the staff of Ian Reid Vendor Advocacy for future success.
The power of advertising – Over many years I heard Ian Reid, mostly on 693 3Aw but also sometimes on SEN 1116 SEN, promoting the company and his service. I didn’t take much notice, but Ian Reid Vendor Advocacy lodged itself in my subconscious. Last year, when it came to sell our house I recalled those ads and considered our options. Talking things over with my wife, Carmel, and finding some positive reinforcement among friends, we decided to give Ian Reid Vendor Advocacy our business.
Good service – I’d like to acknowledge the professional support you provided, together with Jenny in your office, that gave us the confidence to toss around ideas with you and to largely follow your advice. Your selection of agents was appropriate, and we were happy with the service from Harcourts—the agent we chose.
The sale of our home went very smoothly, and we feel that we got a fair price. Recent softening of the market leaves us relieved that we didn’t unduly delay.
With thanks and best wishes to you all.
Sue Woollard helped me through, what was a daunting, experience.Her calm, reassuring and personable manner was much appreciated.Often explaining, or giving examples, of similar situations that helped me fully understand, make the decisions and achieve the important result.*Thank you so much for my gift, Sue. Such a wonderful surprise but just goes to show how thoughtful you have been throughout this whole process. *
Would highly recommend their services.Ian was delightful and catered to all our needs and very grateful. Thank you Ian Stewart.
Nicole Rowe from Ian Reid Vendor Advocates was very efficient, very helpful, and gave excellent advice and service throughout our sale process. Nothing was too much trouble; she kept everyone well informed, and was sensitive to our needs. Would not hesitate in recommending Nicole.
Being a nervous first time seller, I really needed some assistance, and our advocate, Ian Stewart was professional in every way. He guided me at each step and helped select the agents who sold my property. He made regular contact and kept me informed at each stage, often present at open days and offering advice when needed. He is very knowledgeable, and not pushy. He certainly went the extra mile for me and my family, and would highly recommend him to anyone thinking of selling.