Case Studies & Reviews

Case Studies

Geelong property purchased at over $70,000 below asking price.

In 2019, Mary represented a buyer purchasing a home with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 2 garages in Geelong on a 350 square-metre block of land. The auction agent was overwhelming, chasing a price in the mid-$600,000s.

Mary negotiated the price down to $530,000 and, today, the property is worth $660,000.

Through skilful negotiation Mary was able to save her clients tens of thousands of dollars on a high-quality property – which over time has helped them build over $100,000 in equity.

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Vendor in Fairfield sells property for $1.36 million (despite neighbours selling for over $450,000 less)

In 2016, Mary represented a vendor looking to sell their home in Fairfield, Victoria. A neighbour on the same street had only recently sold their brand-new property for $900,000, and her clients were worried that they would have to sell for much less.

Mary took control, injected some of her 20 years’ experience into the sales process, and sold their property for $1.36 million.

Her clients had never dreamed their property would sell for so much.

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Reviews

Mel Baulch
Mel Baulch
10:02 10 Apr 24
The thought of buying a home felt daunting and overwhelming as a solo buyer. Mary Maatouk was referred to me by my mortgage broker and engaging her services was an excellent decision and I am grateful I pursued it. Mary is passionate about the work she does and does it ethically. She was clear about the role she would play, she was proactive and diligent with getting things done, she was able to refer out where needed and she was very competitively priced. She kept in regular contact and gave frequent updates on progress or delays. She was an absolute pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend her services as someone who is very professional, knows the business inside out and has incredible attention to detail. Thanks to Mary, I have a great sense of peace moving into my new home. Thank you, Mary 🙂
Nick Pool
Nick Pool
05:47 17 Dec 23
Outstanding!!! You will be hard pushed to get a better customer experience. Pushed for time to find a property and needing all the help we could get and found exactly what we needed. Attention to detail and incredibly efficient attended 1 auction which produced a very quick sale all the credit goes to Mary. Many thanks for securing our future. Should we move again no questions on who we are calling.Nick&Zoe
Kelly Young
Kelly Young
06:40 14 Dec 23
Mary provides and thorough and professional service for her clients and is down to earth and up front. She is always there to get the best results for her clients as quickly and stress free as possible. I recommend Mary for her advocacy services and skills.
paola allen
paola allen
07:15 14 Nov 23
We can’t thank Mary enough for making the process of selling our home easy. Her years of experience, knowledge of the industry and strong determination meant that we were able to achieve an excellent result. Mary was also our Buyer's Advocate and helped us buy our dream home. She removed all the stress and made the process effortless. Cannot thank her enough. Highly highly recommend Mary for both selling and buying your home.
Fredi Smith
Fredi Smith
23:15 16 Oct 23
We worked with Mary for the recent purchase of our family home and we are so glad we did. It was great to have Mary on our side when dealing with the agent and we fully trusted her to devise the best plan of action to secure the house. We were looking to buy for a while and after a few unsuccessful auctions and frustrating off market negotiations, it was amazing having Mary take the lead and secure the home within a very short time. We would 100% recommend working with Mary. Thank you!
Danica Foo
Danica Foo
10:34 10 Oct 23
Mary was a pleasure to work with. Her guidance gave us confidence as first time vendors to navigate the selling process. We enjoyed a smooth sailing sale and would recommend Mary to others who are approaching the daunting process of selling.
Adrian
Adrian
03:50 22 Aug 23
Mary has been fantastic to work with. She’s very professional and knowledgeable and I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking at buying or selling.Thank you again
Elizabeth Lennie
Elizabeth Lennie
08:02 02 Aug 23
Being from Rural Victoria, Mary made our city purchase stress free. From our initial meeting Mary quicky understood our preferences and quickly gained our confidence. Mary enabled what seemed a daunting process become a clear pathway.Mary was able to negotiate a wonderful price, lower than what we had expected, thus saving us money.We highly recommend Mary.Thank you Mary.
James Yousif
James Yousif
05:57 16 Jun 23
Mary is a pleasure to deal with. Very informative, and goes that extra mile.
Paul Champion
Paul Champion
07:01 29 May 23
Mary was amazing! She was very thorough, her communication skills were excellent and she made the whole daunting process of purchasing by auction so much easier. Can highly recommend Mattouk Property Advocates!!
Hayley White
Hayley White
10:09 14 May 23
Mary is knowledgeable, friendly and highly experienced and went above and beyond to get to know me and my preferences, and gave me the support and confidence boost I needed to secure my dream home after a long searchForever thankful to have found Mary and I highly recommend Mary to anyone looking to buy their first home
Christopher Ladley
Christopher Ladley
03:53 21 Apr 23
Mary is a complete property professional! We have many mutual clients, and every time that she helps one of our clients, Mary provides absolutely amazing service from the first call to popping the cork on the Champagne bottle.
Gaya V
Gaya V
08:56 27 Mar 23
Being out of state buyers, Mary’s insights and extensive knowledge of local suburbs was essential in our decision making. She was always available to answer our questions and is very helpful. Her network of contacts such as conveyancers etc made the process smoother. Highly recommended.
Cameron Forgac
Cameron Forgac
23:19 20 Mar 23
Coming from an agents point of view, Mary was an absolute pleasure to deal with. she is charismatic, thorough and a wealth of knowledge! all characteristics you want in a buyers agent, could not recommend her with any higher regard
Paul Ibrahim
Paul Ibrahim
06:28 20 Mar 23
If you’re looking for someone to represent you in an honest and transparent way then look no further than Maatouk Property Advocates.After recently working alongside Mary to help her clients buy a home we were selling the communication, honesty and transparency was very evident from the beginning. Mary knows her stuff and went above and beyond to help facilitate the best outcome for all concerned.
REE Walker
REE Walker
12:08 12 Dec 22
Words cannot express how grateful we are to have had Mary on our team. Just tonight after 10pm she got the vendor across the line after a long, painful negotiation period which ultimately saved us so much time and money because she endured the entire process professionally and effectively. Mary is worth her weight in Gold! We could not have brought our first home at the great price we got it for without her! Do not even hesitate to work with Mary, she will take most if not all the stress that comes with buying a home. She also has a great team of experts she can recommend and work with her and it makes the process so smooth.Thank you Mary you're amazing!
Michael Zac
Michael Zac
07:19 08 Dec 22
Mary is amazing! She helped guide us through a difficult purchase with knowledge and confidence. I can’t recommend Maatouk Property Advocates enough and will definitely use her again in the future.
Arman Semerjian
Arman Semerjian
10:00 07 Dec 22
What do they say about 1st Impressions when meeting people….8 Seconds is all it took for me to know that Mary is a total professional in the industry. More so, Mary is a one of the most caring human beings you will ever meet. 💫
Justin Tevelein
Justin Tevelein
05:43 23 Oct 22
Mary was excellent and took all the stress out of buying a property so that I didn’t have to worry about it myself. I’m very glad I engaged her and I highly recommend her services. I would definitely use Mary again if I bought another property.
Amanda Pytel
Amanda Pytel
04:59 17 Oct 22
Where do I start? Mary is amazing!! She is professional, personable and is extremely good at her job. After many years of hunting and trying to navigate the Melbourne property market, my husband and I were left deflated after many missed opportunities. In comes Mary and she took the stress out of the entire process and managed to secure a house for us in our dream location for a great price. She makes herself available way over what is expected (thank you) and is definitely worth her weight in gold. Thank you so much Mary, we are forever grateful.
Brenda Winning
Brenda Winning
06:54 15 Oct 22
We saw the property advertised on Wednesday and secured it at auction on Saturday all thanks to Mary and the fabulous team (conveyancer, mortgage broker and building inspector) she works with. We appreciate these awesome professionals who put in late nights to make sure we could put in that unconditional offer at auction with confidence. We are thrilled with the purchase and so grateful you took on the challenge. Recommend without hesitation
Flair & Fine Care
Flair & Fine Care
07:58 14 Oct 22
Amazing, excellent and ethical buyer's advocate! Who aims untiringly to get her clients the best value of the property.Highly recommended 👌 highly appreciated 🌷 and highly acknowledged.Thank you Mary for making our dream come true, to own a house in Melbourne.
Jeremy Browne
Jeremy Browne
03:27 12 Oct 22
Mary was an amazing buyers advocate. Not only did she land my number one choice, she was also busy working away in the background setting me up with other top options to fall back on. Anyone looking to make the buying process as painless as possible would be lucky to have Mary on their side.
Erica Managh
Erica Managh
09:33 09 Oct 22
Mary is fantastic! She was so patient with us as she stepped us through the whole house buying process and without her expertise we would never have won our dream home at auction. I'd highly recommend her.
Stephen Matthews
Stephen Matthews
11:11 02 Oct 22
Mary did an amazing job helping us with our house search, auctions, and negotiations on the final purchase. She goes above and beyond and gave us great advice and really helped with our peace of mind through the whole process.
Renee Minchin
Renee Minchin
02:47 23 Sep 22
Mary is approachable and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend as she provides peace of mind and comfort during a stressful period.
Kheng Tu
Kheng Tu
00:22 22 Sep 22
I highly recommend Mary as she has helped find the right property within the criteria set out. She understands what is important to each individual and finds the right price point to meet those criteria. Her experience and knowledge is evident and would use her time and time again.
Tony Antoniou
Tony Antoniou
06:26 13 Sep 22
I would highly recommend Mary for both buying and selling properties. Mary took the time to sit down and listen to what I wanted when I decided to purchase my property in 2017 and came through with the goods! Mary always made sure she put my needs first! Extremely professional and hard working.
Marianna Mavrias
Marianna Mavrias
04:11 13 Sep 22
Mary and I have worked together on a number of Conveyancing matters (Purchase and Sale). Mary has always provided our clients with the very highest level of service, both as Buyer Advocate and Vendor Advocate. She goes above and beyond, striving to achieve the very best results for clients every single time! Client feedback is always positive and on top of her hard work and professionalism, Mary is also a genuine and compassionate human! Thank you Mary for all of your hard work in looking after our mutual clients!
colin abbas
colin abbas
02:35 13 Sep 22
l highly recommend Mary to both sellers and buyers alike to represent them through the the real estate process. She is professional and very knowledgeable and most importantly a strong negotiator. l have dealt with Mary as a buyers advocate as well as a vendors advocate and felt it was easy easy to deal with her.So if you are buying or selling, make sure you have her on your team to assist you achieve the outcome your after.
Costas S
Costas S
04:23 12 Sep 22
Mary is an astute and highly regarded property professional.With over 20 years expereince in property, Mary is best positioned to help you secure the right property for your needs. Her willingness to do everything she can, listen to her client's needs and then focus on these needs when searching for the right property is what sets Mary apart.She knows property and has the attitude to help anyone looking to gain entry into the market - First Home Buyer, Investor or Relocators - Mary works with all her clients to achieve their desired outcome - and she gets RESULTS!Having worked with Mary closely, I have seen first-hand and up close what she has achieved and can highly recommend her to anyone looking to engage her services.
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