An absolutely brilliant result for us!

An absolutely brilliant result for us!

"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

Thank you for your help and guidance

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

Happy clients in gorgeous Wheatsheaf

Happy clients in gorgeous Wheatsheaf

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

Blackwood Post Office Rental and Sale

Blackwood Post Office Rental and Sale

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

Stunning Camp Street Property SOLD in 3 weeks!

Stunning Camp Street Property SOLD in 3 weeks!

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

Blackwood Commercial Property

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,


- Patricia

Success in Tylden

Success in Tylden

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

Sold after only 8 days on market!

Sold after only 8 days on market!

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
Trentham, VIC

Barry's Reef

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.

- Michel
Barry's Reef

Lyonville Sale

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

Very kind words, thank you Scott! - Another happy customer!

"We are very pleased....

Thanks to you both ... and all your assistance

1. For helping finalize the Sale &

2. Manage the property ongoing."

- Scott

Melbourne Market buys in Trentham

I have been visiting friends living in and around the town of Trentham for many years now.
It's a special place , a charming town surrounded by beautiful countryside and just over an hour from Melbourne,
between Woodend and Daylesford.
No visit went without a walk past Fitzgerald (now Harkin) Property, in my quest for a perfect local property.
At last, with the help of Frances Harkin and her team, I have purchased just that property.
The Harkin team were friendly and really helpful in that quest.
I'd certainly recommend them if you're looking for a property in this beautiful area.

Guy Olorenshaw.

- Guy Olorenshaw.

Thank you

Hi Frances

Thank you so much for your very kind welcome gift and beautiful card! I will frame it and put it somewhere in our new cottage!

There is lots to do but we love it!

Thank you for being so patient and flexible throughout the purchase and settlement process

Seed you around town…...


- Cathie
Trentham Vic 3458

Saying Goodbye from Blackwood Vendors...

Saying Goodbye from Blackwood Vendors...

Dear Frances,

I would like to sincerely thank you and your team at FitzGerald Property for the wonderful job you did selling my home.

Not only did your excellent level of communication throughout this process keep things stress free but your willingness to work with both myself and my daughter (who was co-ordinating the sale with you from overseas) went above and beyond. From listing the property through to settlement you kept us up to date with all appointments, feedback & negotiations and always responded to our questions straight away.
Moreover, while we anticipated finding a buyer would be quite a lengthy process, you were able to have the house under offer in a matter of weeks.

Your recommendations for a conveyancer and professional cleaner also provided us with excellent professionals to assist in the busy process of moving.

We wish you and your staff all the very best and thank you once again.

Kind Regards,

- Judy

Thank you

The the lovely Frances,

This thank you comes with the biggest heart felt gratitude for all you patients and professionalism during the process of my purchase of my new home in Trentham.

Thank you Frances, for going that extra mile and making me feel at home.

Love Fiona XX

- Fiona A