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With a diverse background evolving over 18 years in residential real estate, I understand the trends in the ever changing real estate market. Starting as a junior salesperson in the Carlton area I honed my selling, marketing and business skills to become a top selling, senior salesperson, staying on top for many years.
My primary focus is to project manage every aspect whether selling, buying or leasing from beginning to end. I am directly responsible for converting your brief into the best possible result by consistently maximising your real estate investment and achieving record-breaking prices by using my unique and creative marketing skills.
Having a dedicated person of my calibre directly servicing your needs, is a significant 'value add' on your side.
John Ames - HawthornFrom my first meeting with you, I was impressed with the professionalism and local knowledge expressed through the Property Review document and our meeting. The advice and assistance provided through the process of preparing the property for sale was first rate and stress free to me. You organised a range of contractors easily and reliably to prepare the property for sale. Finally Jason and you assisted me through the sale transaction, marketing the property and dealing with a number of pre auction offers with great care but with an eye to a favourable sale price. I am very happy with the outcome and am happy to recommend the Woodards' team
Judith - Kew
We appreciated your thoughtfulness and consideration of our feelings. It seems you are quite remarkable as an agent and I suspect as a human being. I have totally enjoyed our brief encounters and would have no hesitation referring you and Woodards.
Ross Smith - Hawthorn
We were delighted with the constant support you gave our board in the lead up to the auction, through regular reports by way of emails and telephone calls. We were also impressed that you conducted regular weekly inspections of the unit, as well as each Saturday of the month, before the auction.
H Gackrall - Hawthorn
I was more than impressed by you and Tony during the sale of my property. You both kept me informed during every step of the sale. Kept my expectations realistic and worked very hard and sold my property very quickly considering the times.
Thelma Gladstone - Kew
The professionalism of you and Jason was beyond reproach and you handled yourselves with great aplomb, were well presented and answered all my enquiries confidently.
Veronica Gillmer & Merryn Holder - HawthornMy sister and I would like to say a big thank you to you and Jason for us a successful outcome on the sale of our mother's property. We very much appreciated your dedication, professionalism and especially the support you gave us throughout the campaign. You made our job so much easier with our very helpful suggestions regarding what furniture to keep, what to discard and the list of reliable trades people - all of whom were outstanding.
Michelle & Neil Puryer - Hawthorn EastThank you for your time and effort over the last month, Neil and I were very impressed with your style and approach throughout the sales campaign. We greatly appreciated John Piccolo's willingness to lead the auction, so many thanks for arranging him to appear on the day.
Gary Hansford, CamberwellThank you very much for the professional manner in which you and Helena Chow managed the sale of my property. It was extremely reassuring for me to be able to engage you to handle the sale within a short timeframe, being overseas for 2 weeks and returning to have the property sold. We are delighted with the result and pleased the whole process has been quite simple from our perspective. You are to be commended on the regular feedback following each 'Open for Inspection' and the detailed summary just prior to auction day. Being able to have the property sold at an excellent price, before the 30th June, and with a 30 day settlement has more than met our objectives.
Helen & Tony Catto-Smith - HawthornWe just wanted to thank you for helping us put our house on the market and drive the sale. It was a traumatic time for us all, especially the boys, and it really helped having your understanding and professionalism.
Jack Woods and Carole Beaumont - Camberwell
We would like to thank you for the high quality service which you and your staff provided in all stages of the sale of our late mother's historic Camberwell property. You clearly explained the process and costs and helped with any questions we had. When there were some minor issues, you resolved them quickly to our satisfaction resulting in excellent coverage in both on-line and printed media. Overall we would certainly be pleased to recommend you to other potential sellers.
I & D Campbell - CamberwellI would just like to say 'thank you very much' to both you and your team (Helena Chow, Camberwell and Luke Piccolo, Carlton) for the level of enthusiasm, energy, drive and patience you all bought to the sale of my two proprieties recently. For the last 15 years Woodard's have been our managing agent in Camberwell and I cannot highly recommend enough the service we obtained during that period. The transition from managing agent to 'selling' was made easier following my initial discussions with you and your team.
P. Hahnemann - Paynesville
I would just like to say that the whole process was incredibly efficient, and your recommendation to use Wilmoth Field Warne for the conveyance has been fantastic, as they have been very organised, with excellent communication. Overall the degree of professionalism has been beyond my expectation as selling our house in Mount Martha last year with another agent was a very drawn out process. For someone living remotely from Melbourne
Margaret Pearson - Ashburton
Thanks so much Caroline for all you did to make the sale so successful - I still can't really comprehend it all. Everyone at Woodards was amazing but you were outstanding and I really did appreciate the way you handled the whole situation.
M. Pearson - Ashburton
I would have no hesitation in recommending Woodards (Camberwell) for the sale of a property in the Ashburton area. The staff with whom I dealt with, were professional, efficient and extremely helpful. I was kept apprised of what was happening in the area with the sale of other homes as well as what was happening with respect to my property once it was on the market. As an interstate vendor I relied heavily on the advice and suggestions of Caroline Hammill, and have nothing but appreciation for all she did and the manner in which she dealt with me - it was a pleasure to work with her and I am sure her attention to detail and her knowledge were instrumental in the sale of the house and the price obtained.
Mary Murphy - South Yarra
Caroline Hammill & Prue Jones provided me with excellent professional guidance before, during and after the sale process. Their prompt response to my questions and quiet perseverance during the auction resulted in my first purchase of an investment property. I cannot stop smiling and am so happy with the price and the quality of the property. They represented Woodards as a united team there to assist both vendors and buyers.
Rod VanDooren - Glen Iris
Although I have received a further 2 curbside valuations from other reputable agencies in the area who would also offer equally competitive commission proposals; I choose to give the responsibility of selling my house to Woodard’s. This is namely due to the experience I have with your esteemed agency; but also because of the persistence, honesty and advice that you have personally demonstrated and offered thus far Caroline.
Novi Djenar - Hawthorn
I couldn't have hoped for a better outcome. It was such a smooth auction and the result exceeded my expectation. Thank you for all your hard work and patience in seeing the process through. I was very fond of the apartment and was sad to see it go but am happy to know that it went to a couple who's excited about living there. I wish them all the best.
Please pass my thanks again to Andrew Ryan who did a brilliant job today.
Ralph Snider - Melbourne
At our first meeting, what impressed me about Caroline Hammill was that she had researched the recent local property results and took the time to inform me in detail of the necessary work needing to be done to improve the presentation of my property. She was very keen to do the work and had truly exceptional communication skills.
Other agents from reputable agencies showed little interest and had no clue about improving the presentation of my property. Caroline and her team took care of all of the details yet kept me informed of progress.
Malcolm & Jenny - Hawthorn
We have had an investment property managed by another agent and then Woodards for over 30 years. We have decided to sell and luckily have Caroline Hammill looking after us. A few words of praise. She is thorough and attentive, Excellent at PR, A good listener. and organiser with tradespeople. A good coordinator. She puts herself out to assist her clients. Things get done immediately and more importantly, she is a good communicator. We are kept in the loop. Very impressed.
Kerrie & Peter Bourke - Surrey HIllsWe would like to thank you and the team at Woodards for assisting us to obtain a great sale price. In particular, we would not have achieved this result without your advice as to how to present and advertise the property. Further we note your help with preparing the property for sale went above and beyond our expectations - your identification of what needed to be done, organisation of tradesmen at very short notice and even picking up a broom when needed. We consider you and the team at Woodards are the best real estate agents with whom we have dealt.
Janet Sowden - BurnleyWe are pleased with the result for our little house and would like to thank you for your devotion and attention to the task of selling it, which impressed us greatly considering that you must often be dealing with multimillion dollar properties. Thanks also to your team, John and Justin and the many handymen and women who helped present the house at its best. It was fun listening to the auction, with one earpiece each on our mobile phone, although we missed a few bits of the action at times. Still, all went very well without us! We hope that the new owners find the house just as convenient and pleasant to live in as we did.
Bill & MiMi Goodenough - HawthornOur unit at 9/23 Power Street Hawthorn, was sold at auction by Woodards of Camberwell. Just to say thank you, to all at Woodards, who did a terrific job. In particular, Caroline Hammill and Tony El-Helou, who represented us so well. Caroline guided us through the sale process for an extended period of time, attending to detail, and is obviously an expert at presenting a property for sale "all dressed up and ready to dance ". Tony comes across as a man who is extremely passionate at what he does, and myself having worked in the finance industry for several decades, found that people with genuine passion are in fact quite rare.
Amanda Watson - HawthornI write to thank you for your professional conduct, your meticulous attention to detail and what felt like “personal” interest in the lead marketing and on auction day to achieve the fantastic result. The final sale price was in the range you had appraised. Helena is a great communicator, advising me on progress and updates of potential buyers at all stages. I have been a happy landlord with Woodard’s as the rental agents and very pleased that when the decision was made to sell that your team were able to handle the sale so seamlessly, especially the attention and understanding given to the long term tenants.
Rodney - Glen IrisI can only be complimentary. Caroline suggested I do a number of things which to me were 'daring' as she believed these decisions / investments would pay back exponetially. She was so correct. Our communication was fluid, candid and honest - both ways. This resulted in an extremely successful sale.
Amanda - HawthornHaving had a rental property managed by Woodard's I chose their sales and management team with the sale and I am so glad I did. Right from the start Caroline understood my requests and explained every step her team took over the journey. Each promise or undertaking was carried out professionally and without fuss. The result was reward for a well organised and professional campaign.
Paula -I wish to share with you my experience in appointing Caroline Hammill of Woodards, Camberwell as my agent for the sale of my property. As Woodards had been the managing agents of my rental property for many years, I asked to meet with someone from Sales. Upon meeting with Caroline, it was immediately evident that her professionalism and personal touch were in sync with my expectations. Caroline’s advice on the best approach to the renovation of my property in preparation for putting it on the market was invaluable. She was both my project manager, organising reliable and efficient tradies, as well as the person in whom I trusted the campaign strategy to help maximise a sale price. I knew I was in excellent hands with Caroline and that everything possible was being done to ensure the best outcome. She worked consistently hard to achieve a great result on auction day. Caroline’s expertise, energy and drive to bring the best results and her empathy and support, truly underpinned the campaign and the ultimate success on the big day. At every point, I felt well informed and secure. Caroline guided and mentored me through every decision and on auction day, she was everything I needed her to be – calm, reassuring and supportive. She always tried to make the process as stress free as possible. Caroline is not only highly skilled in project management and salesmanship but her warm nature, compassion and sense of humour also make such a difference. I would recommend that if anyone was considering the sale of a property, look no further than Caroline Hammill at Woodards.
Fiona - KewI have no hesitation in recommending Caroline Hammill to manage the sale of another property. Caroline offered valuable advice and suggestions for ways to enhance the presentation of my unit before sale and she coordinated cleaning, painting, new carpets and blinds all in 5 weeks, despite the Christmas holidays. Caroline always responded promptly to any of my queries and I'm sure her personal involvement in the campaign led to the very successful result.
Rocky - HawthornFrom the first telephone conversation Caroline was very professional and highly committed to achieving the best result. Her excellent attention to detail throughout the entire sales experience ensured that the smallest detail was not overlooked . This resulted in us achieving a better than expected result. Thank you
Cheryl Coe - Hawthorn EastIt has been a joy working with you.
Cheryl C. - Hawthorn EastI recently had occasion to sell a property in hawthorn east. I was most impressed with the professionalism and kind personality of the agent who handled this for me, her name is Caroline Hammill and I cannot recommend her highly enough. Some things are meant to be and meeting with Caroline was one of them. I thank her with all my heart for what she did to make this occurrence totally painless, working with her was a joy. My thanks again for all her help.
John Jobling - Surrey HillsCaroline and her team marketed the property very effectively in that it was pitched at various groups various purposes.Consequently it had four or five genuine bidders and achieved my most optimistic result. Very happy.
T & R Whitehead - Hawthorn EastCaroline has been with us on our journey from the very start. She advised us on our building extension and what buyers would be looking for. Caroline gave us a valuation at the start that was pretty close our price that we eventually achieved nearly three years later. We would recommend Caroline as she genuinely considered what we said and we were all on the same page when auction day came around. Thanks Caroline and your team of Anthony and John for being with us on our journey.
Prof Avni & Hana Sali - KewIt was a great pleasure to work with Caroline and her team on the sale of our property. Highly recommend her professional, friendly and sensitive approach.
John - HawthornAs a retired engineer I always like to consider things which might go wrong so I can formulate a Plan B. I always felt Caroline was attentive and patient. She was able to keep me pointed in the best direction and never seemed flustered. On the one hand, I'm glad I don't have any more properties to sell but if I did I would seek Caroline's help again.
Kwan Oon - Hawthorn EastCaroline was extremely helpful and supportive across the sales campaign of the property right up to the auction date. I would not hesitate recommending her services to other vendors.
Lenka - KewCaroline was such a lovely person to deal with. As I was pregnant and feeling emotional about selling my home, Caroline handled it with the utmost sensitivity and professionalism. Everything was looked after by her team and I didn't have to do a thing. It was a very easy process during a very hard time and I would highly recommend Caroline and her team.
George Bouhalis - Hawthorn EastAs executor having the task of selling a property and selecting the right agent, Caroline was chosen because from the outset, I was impressed by Caroline. She was truthful and professional, answered all my questions; gave me her opinion and then backed her opinion with the knowledge of the property market. Caroline went over and above what was required by an agent to sell the Property, especially in dealing with the appearance of the Property (in readiness for sale) and the difficult outgoing tenants. When she could, Caroline always answered every call or email. When she couldn't, Caroline promptly responded. Her professionalism, knowledge, honesty, and hard work ethic are much respected and appreciated. I never felt uncomfortable in communicating with Caroline. In the end, she achieved a fantastic result - it exceeded expectations.
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