Being a valued member of the Trentham community, Frances has a passion in real estate, and years of experience in local buying, selling, renovating and investments giving the opportunity to lend her eye for property potential in the current market. Purchasing Harkin Property (formally known as Fitzgerald Property) early 2016 has given Frances the opportunity to further develop her local knowledge, experiences and showing positive outcomes and results! Frances creates complete client confidence through her approach, attention to detail and market awareness. A fully licenced estate agent Frances is also knows for her negotiating skills and has a superb track record across all segments of the market place. The effectiveness of Frances’s approach is demonstrated by the extent to which word-of-mouth referrals and repeat business flows her way.
"Frances sold our property in Blackwood in four days at the price she quoted at appraisal. An absolutely brilliant result for us! Her knowledge of the local market is second to none. Frances is so very down to earth and easy to communicate with and handled every stage of our sale process quickly and professionally. And a special mention to her photographer whose photos really did capture the very best of our property."
- Fiona Williams
Within 2 weeks we had an offer in writing and from there were able to negotiate a sale which satisfied our time frames and price point, well done Fran and to all your team, the process of signing documentation even though i was absent was made easy by your admin team and it was stress free and simple.
Being in real estate myself for over 20 years, it's easy to be biased but choosing an independent local with passion for their township was by far the best decision to make.
- Russell Muir
Thank you for all your professionalism, advice and hard work, and especially for your friendly approach regarding our sale. It was much appreciated through what was, for me personally, a stressful time.
- Barbara and Leigh Sutcliffe
My husband and I live in America and, until recently, owned a property in Blackwood which we rented out as a business property. We gave the management of this property to Frances Harkin to manage on our behalf and during that time, thanks to Frances and her team, we had happy tenants and funds in the bank on time each month.
When we came to sell the property, we left the management of the sale in Frances' capable hands, accepted her advice where necessary, and were delighted when the sale was completed for the price we had sought. It was a pleasure working with Frances and her staff with their friendly, professional, and knowledgeable approach to our business.
- Patricia Sweatman
Frances and her team were excellent! Her appraisal of my property reflected what was achieved at sale, in less than 3 weeks.
Her local knowledge and shop front presence in Trentham was a great bonus, enabling impromptu inspections and ease of contact.
Throughout the process Frances and her team went out of their way to assist. Even after the property was "SOLD" they initiated communication with conveyancers, legal representatives and the purchaser to ensure everything kept on track.
Thank you Frances, Lisa and Julie.
- Paul McGee
Thank you for keeping the sale on track; I think you deserve the congratulations! It is so good to finally have everything settled!
So many, many thanks to you and your team!
With kindest regards,
We had a very positive experience with Harkin Property. All of the staff were friendly and helpful. Frances was dynamic in selling our house and ensured we were well informed along the way. She was reliable and personable. We highly recommend Harkin Property to anyone who is selling their house.
- Colin and Michael
Frances and her staff gained us an excellent result with the sale of our property within a very short timeframe. Professionalism, attention to detail and punctuality were characteristic of their service. The information they provided for required services such as gardening and cleaning made the task so much easier.
Frances’s personable manner and quiet calmness in our interactions and negotiations were much appreciated.
- Monica and Peter Nicholson
As a first time buyer I had inspected many properties, and met quite a few real estate agents prior to finding my ideal home and meeting Frances Harkin. Tentatively, and with some trepidation, I began negotiations to purchase a house in Barry’s Reef. I had expected a complex purchasing process however, to my surprise, the process was simple and painless. Frances graciously made the time to answer my initial barrage of questions as a first time buyer, and before I knew it, the purchase process was complete. I have been living in my dream house for over a year now, and I couldn’t be happier. I would happily recommend Harkin Property to anyone looking to buy in the broader Trentham area.
Thank you for your hard work and commitment in selling my property at Lyonville. You ensured the property received maximum market exposure and were always available to show the property to potential buyers at short notice. This resulted in a sale which met all my expectations. Thank you again.
- Bob Pickard