“From the outset Maria was a standout. I had done my research, met with 3 other agents, comparing their services, ‘sales pitch’, and personal approach against the other, with the latter being of most importance to me. Maria captured my attention through her local knowledge, lack of a sales pitch, the fact she genuinely listed to me as well as appreciating my position. In short, I needed to sell quickly, and this was indeed the outcome, with a price above what I had hoped for! Maria released my property online on the Tuesday afternoon with an inspection on Wednesday and a subsequent inspection on Saturday, which led to multiple offers, resulting in my house being sold in a week! This was possible thanks to Maria listening to my needs and recognising the restraints attached to my situation, her efficient planning, local knowledge, and frankly the ability to just get in and get it done! Maria kept me up to date throughout the process, even going out of her way on a Sunday, or a call/text after hours to put my mind at ease, which I didn’t at all expect. If you’re after an agent with a personal approach that will genuinely listen and take note of your needs, call Maria! Backstory – I contacted Maria initially for a spur of the moment appraisal prior to my tenant vacating, unsure whether I would sell or not. I told Maria I would get in contact with her once I had a clearer picture of my position, which she respected and didn’t follow up with a phone call, text or email each day/week, which was the case with other agents. I simply was not ready to sell, and Maria took that for exactly what it was, which was refreshing. I was upfront with all agents that I met with, in that I was shopping around, and the approach of some other agents was embarrassing, to say the least. When I decided to sell, I met with Maria again following the other agents and it was clear she was the agent for me. Personally, having an agent who listens means more than any sales pitch could.”
“I found Maria to be a pleasure to deal with. While the sale of my property was under taken I had relocated and was not present to deal with a number of issues, Maria was helpful and reliable with assistance, and the sale of my property was completed smoothly and professionally with a great result. I got a great result well above what I was expecting.”
“We were glad to have Maria as our agent to sell our place, our offer on our new property had actually been accepted before we even sold our place so it was a bit of a rush to sell. We phoned Dowling Mayfield during the Christmas holiday period (in between Christmas and New Year) and Maria didn’t hesitate to show up the next day, talking us through every step and organising the photos. It only took a week before our house was on the market. During every open house she kept us well informed, and also whenever the potential buyers wanted to have a private inspections, she was there with them. So that’s the result, our house sold within 3 weeks of being on the market. We are very happy with her professional way of dealing with us and the buyers, and we won’t hesitate to recommend to anyone we know to have Maria from Dowling Mayfield as their agent. Thank you very much Maria.”
Paul M & Emily Z.
“The moment I met Maria Di Claudio I knew she was the right agent to sell my home. Not only is she local but I also noticed the amount of homes Maria has sold in Warabrook. Unlike other agents I had come to my home Maria applied no pressure and I immediately felt comfortable with her.
Maria provided me with professional advice from the very start, everything from tips on how to present my home to the best selling method. I was always kept up to date with feedback.
I not only got a great result for my home but it was sold within the first week. If you are thinking of selling do yourself a favour and call Maria. I highly recommend Maria for her loyal, honest and professional services. Thank you. ”
“My five siblings and I were recently faced with the prospect of selling our mother’s home after she entered full-time residential care. We were very aware that a quick sale was necessary, but also wanted to ensure that the property realised its best sale price.
With so many of us involved, it was clear that we would not always agree on every point, and as the eldest, I was given the responsibility of coordinating arrangements. Our first meeting with Maria Di Claudio was on a Sunday morning, and she gave us a candid appraisal of the property, and an indication of what price range it might realistically fit in. Within a couple of hours she had contacted us with a market assessment, and we unanimously confirmed her appointment as our agent.
Maria was on leave during the latter part of the sale period, and in her place, Joe Di Claudio ensured that we received the same courteous, attentive and honest service. At all stages of the selling process, we felt very confident that Mum’s house was in good hands, and that there would be no ‘surprises’. We were updated regularly throughout, and both Maria and Joe made themselves available for contact at all times.
The property was sold in a very reasonable timeframe, for a price which met our expectations: as we had all come to expect, the settlement process was handled smoothly and without stress on our part.
Organised, efficient, informative, and honest all describe the Dowling Mayfield approach. On behalf of my family, I would have no hesitation in engaging them in the future, and can confidently recommend them to any prospective vendor.”
“I just wanted to thank Maria Di Claudio on behalf of my family for selling our Mother’s property. As you know, the need to sell Mum’s property after she entered into an Aged Care Facility was a very emotional time for us all.
However, with your care, compassion and complete professionalism, a difficult time was made a little easier. The whole process proceeded effortlessly because of your communication skills & attention to detail. We were also pleasantly surprised that you were able to secure a sale price of $20,000.00 more than we had anticipated.
We would have no hesitation in recommending your services to other prospective clients & it was a pleasure to meet you & do business with you.”
“We found Maria to be very courteous, quick to send through information and kept us all well informed all the way through the process, Maria handled the phone calls very well between all the parties involved even on her days off and offered support as required.”
Roger & Linda P
“We were lucky enough to utilise Marias expertise for the sale of our property in Mayfield at the start of 2015. An area with which she is well versed.
From the beginning she demonstrated an honest and factual approach to the way our property would be marketed, what we could hope to receive and how the process is finalised. This was a far more user friendly approach then we have ever encountered previously, it felt far more natural and organic and we would more then welcome this approach again any time.
Maria is a diligent agent who will work for YOU and that’s the most important thing you could ever ask for”
We sought property estimates from various agents nearby and weren’t happy with their quotes.
We did our own research and found Maria who had sold similar properties in our area.
She was very professional, helpful and friendly and worked long hours to keep us and our buyers informed every step of the way.
Imagine our surprise when we received a higher price than expected.
We would definitely recommend Dowling Mayfield, even if they aren’t in your area.
“I wish to personally thank you and your staff at Dowling Mayfield for the outstanding professionalism in the management of the sale of our home. At a difficult and emotional time for us, you showed respect and integrity at all times.
From the start, Dowling Mayfield personnel demonstrated excellent knowledge of the local property market and the most appropriate sales strategy. A clear testament to your experience was the effective sale of our property at auction exceeding all expectations.
I most enjoyed your enthusiasm and energy to achieve our goal. Your proficient communication and organisational skills aided in a seamless flow of potential buyers through the property at open home sessions and during individual viewings.
I would highly recommend the Dowling Mayfield sales team to anyone selling or purchasing property.
“We would like to thank Maria Di Claudio from Dowling Mayfield for selling our investment property not only in the first week but for getting us more than we expected. Maria kept us informed at all times and found her to be professional at all times as well. Maria was recommended to us by a neighbour and are very pleased we went with her. Even though Dowling Mayfield is not in the Warners Bay area, we found their marketing and knowledge for the area from research spot on. We definitely recommend Maria Di Claudio to anyone that is thinking of selling.”
“We found Maria to be very courteous, quick to send through information and kept us all well informed all the way through the process. Maria handled the phone calls very well between parties involved even on her days off and offered support as required.”
Roger & Linda
“We would like to thank Maria for her always first class service and A+ approach to selling our home. Always in contact with us and available any time to answer any questions. Thank you So Much”
Kim & Todd
“Maria Di Claudio recently sold 2 properties for us. Our investment property – Maria secured a sale on the first open inspection at a much higher price than we’d expected.
A second property we had listed with another agency for over 12 months with no success. We were becoming worried and we made the best decision to change agencies and list it with Maria of Dowlings Mayfield. Maria managed to secure a sale within 3 months at the price we wanted.
Living in the NT and selling in Newcastle could have been stressful for us but thankfully we found Maria Di Claudio. She kept us informed every step of the way. I’d have no hesitation in recommending her.”
Denys & Catherine Stedman
“We found Maria extremely personable and easy to deal with. She chased things up and got things sorted quite promptly where as alot of other agents can’t even return your call! She returned our calls promptly and even phoned us on a Sunday which is unheard of for alot of agents. The whole team at Dowling Mayfield is fantastic, they get things done & promptly. They understand it is a nerve racking experience for both buy and sellers and we will definitely be using them again down the track with our Real Estate portfolio.”
Lauren & Matthew.
“Maria Di Claudio has sold two houses for me and on both occasions achieved a great price. The second sale did not go smoothly due to erratic buyer demands although Maria persisted shrewdly and cheerfully navigated the chicanes thrown up by the buyer and the buyers solicitor getting them to commit to the deal at the original agreed price. I am happy to recommend Maria and will use her services again myself.”
Maria, just a quick note to thank you for your effort in selling our home so quickly and achieving a strong result. Our property was marketed beautifully, we felt well informed throughout the entire process and appreciated your friendly and professional approach. You came recommended to us by a neighbor and now we also wouldn’t hesitate in recommending you”
Mat & Kelly.
“I couldn’t be happier with choosing Maria Di Claudio of Dowling Mayfield to list my property for sale. Her sound knowledge of property in the area, great communication and understanding of the special circumstances regarding the sale, friendliness and willingness to help out wherever she could was greatly appreciated!”
“Dear Maria Di Claudio & the team of Dowling Mayfield,
My family and I would like to express our greatest appreciation for the fantastic service we received from you regarding purchasing a home. Buying a house was our dream and you helped our dream come true. We were very desperate in the chaotic market, you stepped in, we found you professional, hardworking and a trustworthy agent. Everything from A to Z was done for us and we can’t speak too highly about this. Again, thank you for the fantastic service.”
Majid, Home & Youka.
“Maria Di Claudio did a fantastic job in selling our property, she deserves a pay rise!”
Dominic & Susan.
“I would like to congratulate Maria on all the help and assistance that you have given me. I found Maria’s real estate knowledge and overall marketing procedures and suggestions to be excellent. Maria ensured i was always informed and promptly returned my calls. All the staff at Dowling Mayfield were always helpful. I would happily recommend Maria Di Claudio and Dowling Mayfield to all my friends and family. Thank you so much”
“I would like to thank Maria Di Claudio for her excellent service in selling my home. Her advice, down-to-earth approach and prompt response to my queries made for a smooth sale. I found Maria and the team at Dowling Mayfield to be professional in every way and would recommend them with no hesitation.”
“I met with Maria Di Claudio on many occasions over the past 12 months, in the context of buying and selling property. At all times Maria has been most professional, efficient and very positive. The support staff at Dowling Mayfield have been cheerful and courteous, and i would have no hesitation in recommending this agency to anyone who is buying or selling real estate”
“I just wanted to thank you for the excellent service you have provided for me with the sale of my property at Mayfield West.
After having my house listed with another real estate agent for a period of time, it was disappointing that we received no interest from purchasers and limited feedback from our agent.
You were able to sell my property in the first couple of weeks and it has been a trouble free and positive experience. Your regular feedback has been appreciated.”
“Honestly Maria was the best real estate agent I have dealt with. She was always approachable and easy to contact. I would definitely recommend Dowling Mayfield. Thank you!”
Louise & Micah.