What people say about Joe Farr Platinum Properties
I have brought and sold many properties over the last 40 years. I have never felt compelled to give a real estate agent a reference or wanted to. My rent property at 285 Morala Ave, Runaway Bay was with another agent for 3 months without being sold, due largely to its run-down condition. I then engaged Dianne Erceg to take over and sell my property. For the first week and a half, she helped me renovate the property, not only told me what needed to be fixed, but also engaged tradies that did the work well and cheaply. Dianne did a lot of work herself to improve the property. Dianne did a virtual staging of the property and it looks fantastic. Once my property was up to scratch it was put back on the market and sold within a week. I was always kept informed and up to date, she is a fantastic agent, the best I have had.
Manages expectations with the vendor and the buyer extremely well to ensure a prompt and fair outcome for both. Good, proactive communicator with an honest, sincere approach to get the job done without the 'mind games' that most poor agents engage in. We were blown away by the thought that went into the gifts received to congratulate us on our purchase.
Dianne is a very determined sales person. She constantly follows up on prospects / open house visitors. Dianne kept in constant touch with me during the process. She obtained a fair price for my unit. She has sold two of my properties over the last three years.
I had a successful sale using Joe Farr, took a bit of effort on his part though. 1st sale the purchasers own sale fell through, so could not complete mine. 2nd sale was a scam where they created a disastrous building report then offered 100k less. We figure they were hoping for a distressed sale. 3rd sale went through smooth as butter. All the while, Joe was resourceful and communicative and never pressured me to buckle to sales pressure. We had frank conversations on the pros and cons to decided on a satisfactory outcome. He is a salesman through and through so expect a pragmatic result and be clear with your needs and wants so he has a chance to deliver on them.
Dianne is very experienced with a vast amount of knowledge with real estate ect. She's very helpful with any questions I had and was willing to compromise with me. Highly recommend Dianne to anyone looking to buy a house through Platinum Properties.
Buyer: Tarlen Zubac-Howitt
Joe was the most professional Estate Agent we have dealt with. He provided regular updates on the state of the sale including reports of inquiries, inspections and feedback regarding the sale price. We found his approach to clients and vendors to be evenly balanced and his negotiation skills are to be admired, hence his success was guaranteed.
Len & Gail Gillespie
Highly recommend him. Gets the job done.
Michael is extremely professional and goes above and beyond for his clients. Definitely recommend to anyone in the market to buy and sell. We were extremely impressed with his service and he didn’t disappoint us.
David Hinde and Julie Dillon
Hello, we are Kevin and June Woodward. We sold our unit with Peter Ryan. He was very professional and had plenty of buyers on his records. He sold our unit within 3 weeks and the sale went through with no hiccups. We would recommend Peter to sell your property, as he knows the coast and gives really good advice. Thanks Peter.
Kevin & June Woodward
Dianne was recommended to us by a neighbour who knew her personally. We clicked immediately. The house took 6 months to be ready for sale, and Dianne would pop in regularly to help us and give encouragement. Dianne knew contractors who could assist us at a good price, she even personally gurneyed our garage floor for us. We felt she always had our best interests at heart and was never pushy. Dianne also thought the property was worth more than had been stated by other award-winning real estate agents in the area, and she did not fail to please us. She did a very professional job of all of the advertising, beautiful brochures, website exposure and a large sign out the front. We got asking price and a buyer in 1 week. Dianne also didn't forget her buyer, helping the elderly lady who bought the property even after it was sold. We still keep in contact with her and regard Dianne as a friend.
I am so pleased with the service from Dianne Erceg. I have been looking to purchase for one year and could just not find the home I wanted. Dianne listed this home and I went along to the open home. I just loved the presentation of the home and gardens - the Sellers did an amazing job. I have bought and sold a number of houses over the years and worked with many agents. Dianne is the best and I am extremely grateful for her honest approach and transparency throughout the process. She kept me in the loop, very professional, very knowledgeable about the market on the Gold Coast. Dianne went beyond her duties to make sure the process went smoothly and it did. I found Dianne a very hard worker, honest, a good listener, she kept me in the loop with feedback on the process which I knew, but she took all the worry away. Dianne told me this was her first sale in Australia and I congratulate her on her success in her future business. Dianne is an amazing realtor and I would not hesitate to recommend her for any Real Estate needs.
What I like about Peter is that he answers straight away the calls and very straightforward. His attitude is very professional and direct, no messing around.
Covid19, May-Aug what a time to sell investment properties..... Was referred to Joe Farr by a couple of investors and I'm glad I took the advice. Joe is a SALESMAN through and through, the guy you need in your corner for sure. 2 properties sold in less than 12 weeks in the face of all that uncertainty. His upbeat and pragmatic dialogue kept me from despair and it felt like a team on task. We even managed to keep the tenants happy as both were sold to investors so I didn't have vacancy issues and the guilt from tipping people out. Thumbs up Joe, thumbs up!
Friendly and hard working. Kept us informed about our property and was accessible when we wanted to contact him. I would recommend Peter to anyone interested in selling their property. Vendor 64/150 Marine Parade, Southport
Buyer Review | 37/150 Marine Parade, Southport. Since we first got in touch with Peter Ryan, we were very impressed with his knowledge of the market and communication skills. Peter got involved in the buying process from the beginning and provided us with invaluable advice on how to best purchase the right property that suited our needs. As a result, the house we purchased was the very first home he had organised for us to inspect. We got exactly what we wanted and we even had more fantastic properties to choose from that he had gone above and beyond to find for us. We found him to be upfront, honest and easy to work with throughout the journey and it was an absolute pleasure to deal with him from start to finish. We highly recommend Peter Ryan to anyone wishing to buy or sell their property and wanting a great and quick outcome.
Joe and his team are excellent at what they do for me that was first lease a shop within 10 days then sell my unit and within 7 weeks we had a buyer and cash deposit, settlement was within 3 months. Joe personally goes out of his way to make the whole process easy and comfortable. I Highly recommend using Joe and his team.
Seller Review | 2/32 Merton Dr, Upper Coomera. Achieving the right price for my Upper Coomera property with an aggressive abusive neighbour with a dismantling F100 truck, boat & litter strewn across his front yard untouched for a year made inspections embarrassing. Most agents would refuse the brief. While it took time, with persistence the right buyer offering the right contract was found for which i am grateful. Thank you Peter.
Peter was excellent, he made the sale such a smooth and seamless transition. Would highly recommend to any first home buyers.
Megan & Dean
Seller Review | 3 Banks Drive, Ormeau. Peter & Joe did an amazing job marketing our property which led to a sale. I can recommend these agents as they go the extra mile.
Seller Review | 64/150 Marine Parade, Southport. Selling a property is normally a worrying time, but we found with Peter and Joe the complete opposite, they seem to make it fun! But after the sale was completed we realised it was fun because of the knowledge and skills Peter has of the Real Estate Industry and the communication from Peter to us about certain aspects of the sale was excellent. Any future Real Estate dealing for us we will have Peter involved in it due to his passion in what he does so well.
Buyer Review | 3 Banks Drive, Ormeau. Pete was a great guy to purchase our property through. He was down to earth and relaxed and open to understanding our personal circumstances. Pete was efficient with his follow up and professional in his negotiating skills. Pete showed patience throughout the whole process which was a complicated and extensive one. Good job Pete.
Seller Review | 2/2 Callistemon Court, Arundel. Friendly and professional Peter is. If you need someone to sell your property go for Peter. Thank you again Peter Ryan.
Buyer Review | 28/150 Marine Parade, Southport. Very professional, very good, I am so happy! I would recommend Peter to anyone buying or selling,
Buyer Review | 60/150 Marine Parade, Southport. Peter understood what we were looking for and went out of his way to match us with properties in the area. He was always quick to reply. If we needed a second, third or fourth look at the property, he would always find times suitable for all parties. Now we live locally and see him passing by often. His service was always patient, courteous and with a smile. No regrets in recommending peter to any other buyers.
Buyer Review | 53 Cockleshell Court, Runaway Bay. Could not be happier! Joe went out of his way to describe the property before Auction to a Tee. Joe and his team are Great!
Seller Review | 2 Robert Street, Forest Hill. Had a house on the market for over 18 months. Contacted Joe and he sold it with a week!! Legend!! Great service, great communication, great bloke!!!
Seller Review | 64/150 Marine Parade, Southport. I had a property to sell and approached two of the normal real estate firms and they wanted close to $5000 up front before advertising. A friend told me to give Joe a call and so I did, best advise I have had. 5 stars is not enough for these guys, no up front cost, property sold in 6 weeks and I ended up $6000 more than I wanted. Joe's commission was $3000 less than other firms, I drove to his office to sign up, he filled my car up, went back to sign the sale, car filled up again. Top job!
We are in the process of buying a house and Michael Conrick has been an outstanding help. He has gone above and beyond to meet up with us for viewings and contract signing and coming to our house etc to make it as convenient as possible. He is genuinely happy to help and not pushy with any of the terms or negotiations whilst meeting the sellers needs also. Would definitely choose him as our agent if selling in future.
Thank you ever so much Dianne for all your HARD WORK selling our properties for us. ESPECIALLY 47 Coombabah Rd, getting it to a point where it was "less of a mess" in readiness to put on the Market....which you willingly did "far and beyond" your Job for us "Oldies." Thanks too for your organisational skills with the Lock Smith and Gardeners too. Nothing has gone un-noticed! You are not only "OUR FRIEND", you are an EXPERT in your field and it shows. Thanks too for keeping Barry "in the loop." Grateful thanks. Laurie & Aileen Buckley.
Laurie & Aileen
We could not have asked for a better result. Michael was quietly at work in a very efficient manner - and has the ability to receive the results that an owner is looking for. I would recommend him to any prospective seller. You won't do better than Michael.
So happy!! Had a house on the market for 17 months with no luck. Contacted Joe and he sold the house within 1 week, got the price I wanted, no fuss, no problems!! Can’t thank him enough for his speedy and efficient service.
Buyer Review | 24/191 Greenacre Dr, Arundel Peter is very professional and really friendly too. We had amazing service from him. Highly recommend.
Patricia & Lee
"Buyer Review | 18 Davis Cup Court, Oxenford" We were moving from Sydney to the Gold Coast, and did not have much time to view properties. Pete understood what we wanted in a home, and arranged a couple of viewings which matched our requirements. In the end Pete was able to negotiate on a house that was out of our budget initially. Pete was a pleasure to work with and helped us buy our first home. Thanks for the welcoming gifts Pete.
Michael & Carla
Great family run agency. Our family has been using Joe and Joanne Far for the last year. Joe has delivered exactly what he promised when we purchased through him in 2017. Joanne and Joe secured a valuable tenant, and been managing the property with care since its purchase. We're especially happy with their hand picked maintenance team who have been very cost effective. We've been so pleased with the care we've received, we've moved all our rentals over for management.
Excellent Agent - Very Helpful. Through a very difficult purchase, Peter had helped us as much as humanly possible. I would recommend him to anyone. Thanks Peter.
Robert & Noeleen B
I have purchased and sold property with Platinum Properties. Joe made the whole process easy and was prompt with answering all my questions. My property sold within 1 week. Great service, would definitely use again. Thankyou!
Would be happy to use Michael again for future real estate buy/sell
Would recommend anyone wanting to sell Principal Joe Farr as your agent. Joe & his team were prompt, courteous, and conscientious through-out our sale. Joe worked tirelessly for us, the seller & obtained a good result. A pleasure having Platinum Properties as our agent.
Denise & Garry Williams
Joe managed to find the right buyer. He worked hard seeing to our needs. Not all agents put their vendors first. Would recommend you give him a try. He listened to us from day one.
Jennifer & Jim Elmslie
Joe was a fantastic Real Estate Agent, he was professional in every aspect. Joe achieved a great price for our home way above anything in our area. Thank you Joe for being a great communicator and agent.
Fantastic service. Sally Taylor and Joe Farr exceeded our expectations and got us the price we wanted for our beautiful home. Constant communication and updates of the sale progress made us feel at ease! Thank you Platinum Properties.
Hi Joe and Michael, just a short note to say thanks for your great professional service in selling our townhouse. Sale went through in record time and you were able to achieve a better than expected price. Best regards Gary & Sue
Gary & Sue
Thank goodness we were introduced to Joe Farr Platinum Properties. After desperately having listed our property unsuccessfully with other agents, we were introduced to Joe Farr Platinum Properties and from that moment we knew that if anyone could sell our property Joe Farr Platinum Properties would, and they didn't disappoint. They offered us a well targeted marketing program at their cost price, provided us with a team of agents for inspections, always made themselves available to us and prospect buyers and were very opportunistic in their approach. This resulted in a successful price for us that no other agent could achieve. These guys are good. I would highly recommend Joe Farr Platinum Properties to anyone.
Brilliant Service and extra $$$$'s in our bank. Len and Joe Farr at Platinum Real Estate had our property on the web in 3 days with fabulous photos. Nothing was too much trouble. They kept us up to date every step of the way. They sold our property in 3 days with well over what we expected even in this difficult market. Their back up service was second to no other Real Estate out there. They made everything so easy for us we would highly recommend them. Thanks Joe, Len and Richard pleasure doing business with you and the extra money in our bank a bonus. Definitely recommend to anyone looking to sell their property. We'll definitely see you guys again. Linda and Bill
Out of the box thinker! Joe was able to look past current sales in our street. The local agents said we were dreaming as the sale would have to be in the Sixes. Joe was able to negotiate a settlement in the $700's creating another record in the area. If you have an Immaculate home do not think twice but give it to Joe Farr.
Excellent Agent. Joe really knew the market well but most importantly made an effort to ensure he knew us well. He was so patient in making sure we understood the whole process and getting us the price we wanted. Thanks so much Jo and team!
Brilliant Agent! I highly recommend Joe Farr! He goes above and beyond to get results. I was very impressed with his great negotiating skills, communication, knowledge of the market and his real estate experience. He is professional, courteous and a really great guy to deal with!
Excellent Service. Very happy to recommend Joe Farr. Great negotiator and communicator. Very friendly. Over all "Excellent Service".
Another good result, we could not be happier, as usual.
Rob & Clara Annear
Michael was a very helpful agent with great communication to me throughout the whole purchase of my property. I looked at a smaller apartment with him and he recommended looking at my now new home.I just settled on Friday which is very exciting. I would highly recommend him he wasn't pushy like many of the agents I have dealt with in the past. He is very professional and I would highly recommend him. Thank you Michael I really appreciate it. Larissa
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! I would just like to express my heartfelt gratitude for all your efforts on my behalf over the past few years. I have always found you to be so reliable, courteous and helpful in all our dealings, which include, selling our property in Paradise Point in 2011, purchasing another property in Paradise Point and just this week, selling our present home in just 2 weeks!! I have had three successful transactions with you and have always been impressed by your positive outlook and energy. You are a skillful negotiator and work towards a positive result for both the buyer and the seller, and nothing is too much trouble. You gave feedback immediately after the open houses and negotiated the best possible price for my properties. You, and your amazing team, worked hard to achieve a fantastic outcome for me and I am so grateful.
NOLA B - VENDOR
Commited Agent. Michael is a hard worker in his field and do what ever it takes to fulfill the assignment he is set l would like to thank him in all the work he did in selling our home the process was fuss free and very professional again thank you Micheal and Joe and every one at Platinum Properties Real Estate
Peter and Carolyn
Excellent Service! Michael was great to deal with, always easy to contact and communicate with. Would highly recommend him.
Michael was very professional & handled a difficult situation well. He was very accommodating & I would absolutely have no hesitation in recommending him as your agent.
Great Result! Michael Conrick and Joe Farr from Platinum Properties achieved a great result for the sale of my property in Coombabah, one open house and with a bit of negotiation it was sold. They achieved I think the highest price for any property in my estate. They were contactable whenever I had a question and I was kept up to date with the progress of the sale. I would recommend Platinum properties to anyone selling their home.
Easy going with no fuss! The whole purchase process went smooth and Michael was good to deal with.
Anh & Han Nguyen
If you're looking for a dedicated, hard-working professional - then look no further. Sally embraced the sale of our property from the moment we were introduced to her. We were grateful for her attention to detail in showcasing our property and her great PR skills. Sally left no stone unturned to ensure a positive outcome in a very short time. We were never left guessing as Sally was in constant contact throughout the sale's campaign.
Ian McQuarrie & Jane Newcombe
Recently we had our first experience in selling property. Because we were not sure of how to go about it, we made inquiries at a Real Estate agent near where we lived, and were recommended to go with Platinum Properties at Runaway Bay. Dianne McMaster was the salesperson that agreed to take on the sale of our property. We could not have asked for anyone better to deal with. Dianne took a personal interest in this venture and always kept us up to date with how things were going, which we really appreciated. Thank you Dianne for a quick and successful outcome. We won't hesitate to recommend you to any of our friends who need a good Real Estate salesperson.
Ken & Coral Wells
I have known Dianne McMaster for over 10 years, in her capacity as a Licensed Real Estate Agent. Dianne is the ultimate professional, yet her friendly manner makes you feel immediately at ease. I have bought and sold several properties through Dianne over the years, and she has always gone the extra mile to assist in anyway possible, to achieve the maximum price in the marketplace. Most recently she worked tirelessly ensuring an investment property I owned was ready to market; even giving her time to assist in the gardens to ensure the property was ready for the professional photo shoot. This property, through the presentation, marketing and her hard work, was sold in just a few days. Previously, during a soft market several years ago, she again put in many hours in the lead up to the marketing launch, ensuring my other property was a stand out in the market. Open homes and strong negotiating finally achieved the result required. I would highly recommend Dianne McMaster for all your Real Estate needs.
It is with pleasure that I have the opportunity to express our gratitude for the way our property at 51/100 Morala Avenue was sold by Joe. We have sold many properties in the past and this was by far, the smoothest sale transition we have experienced yet. Several of our neighbours have been on the market for some time and have not experienced any successful results as of yet, so we will definitely be referring Michael & Joe's details onto them. We look forward to working with you again in future.
Gary & Gail Dixon
Thank you for going above and beyond to achieve and excellent price for our house, in such a short time. The extra effort to provide great advertising at no cost to us is appreciated. We would use no-one else!
Hugh & Christine Sherborne
To Whom It May Concern, Earlier this year we placed our property situated at Mount Tamborine on the market. After six months we had no offers on our property and barely any inspections, so on the recommendation of a friend we called Platinum Properties. Joe Farr attended our property promptly, after assessing our property he offered us many options for the best way to approach the sale in the current market climate. As soon as they were on board to sell our property, Platinum organised open houses on a regular basis. The communication was always spot on ( we had little communication from the previous agent unless we contacted them) and we were kept in the loop with inspections, buyers comments and any offers.. Joe Farr was as tenacious as a dog with a bone, and was constantly organising inspections and offering back any offers from prospective buyers. Joe worked generously and closely with us at the very end to ensure that both seller and buyer could come to a price that would work for both parties. Joe has continued to keep in touch after the "unconditional dates" to ensure that any problems or questions were dealt with. Our Settlement date is happening this week and we are very happy and relieved that our property has been sold as the current market is definitely a tough one and requires much determination from an agency!
Glen & Wendy Riley
Record Price at Maudsland! My wife Kim & I have so far completed 8 successful Real Estate transactions with Joe Farr of Platinum Properties over the past 12 years, and across several suburbs of the Gold Coast and Sydney. Most recently, Joe sold our home at Huntington Downs, Maudsland for a record area price, after being on the market for months with a local Harcourts agent. Believing this may be a good move as the agent was also selling the property across the street, cost us dearly. WE WERE WRONG! After an unsuccessful Auction campaign at an outrageous cost of $19,000, we called Joe. Our property was sold in a matter of weeks for a record area price and we wished we had called Joe sooner. From our previous agent there was little communication, feedback and lack of follow-up. From Joe we had service with a smile, a fresh approach to marketing our property and most importantly, a TEAM of agents working for us - not just one. We made the mistake of choosing another agent - DON'T YOU! Tony & Kim Trimarchi (Sellers & Long-Term Clients )
Tony & Kim Trimarchi