GET TO KNOW US!
To improve the reputation of the property industry one client at a time, by providing a service that delivers on a promise and ensures your interests are at the forefront at all times.
Trust, Honesty, Transparency, Professionalism and Superior Results are at the Core of everything we do.
To deliver a result that exceeds your expectations, and an experience that is seamless, stress free and enjoyable. It doesn’t cost you to engage us as the agent pays us for the privilege of working together.
Meet Kathryn Fantov
I’m a firm believer that to really get to know someone, you first need to understand “Why” they do what they do. I’d like to share with you why I became a Property Advocate.
My real estate career began in 1992 in the main street of Bondi Beach as a Property Manager. For many years my boss tried to convince me to move into Sales, but I didn’t want to become like every other real estate agent that would do ANYTHING to win a new client or to make a sale. After years of my boss trying, I finally decided to give it a go but promised myself I would do so with the utmost “honesty & integrity”.
As you could imagine, the industry in the 1990’s was not regulated to the extent it is today so anything and everything was possible. Dummy bidding at Auction was so common that our boss would encourage us to bring our friends along to help drive up the price. Over quoting to win business and under quoting to make a sale was pretty much standard practice.
Needless to say, ‘honesty’ didn’t help me win listings or make sales, so to survive I eventually became the same as every other agent. I did so well in fact that I soon become Sales Manager and received many Awards for my achievements over the years. However my conscience eventually got the better of me and I realised it was time to honour that promise I’d made to myself. So I moved into Commercial Property where I remained for many years prior to starting a family.
I returned to the industry in 2011 and was shocked to see that although it was better regulated, there were still agents deceiving their clients and focusing exclusively on their own self interests. There were agencies who were actually ‘training’ their staff to follow a process aimed at misleading their clients on one hand, while making them appear to be doing a great job on the other. I won’t share any further detail here, but happy to chat if you’d like to know what I mean by this!
So, in 2012 I launched Innovative Property Advocates in an effort to improve the standard and reputation of the industry. Honesty, Integrity, Trust and Transparency are my highest Core Values and my goal is to help others by using the knowledge, experience and insider strategies I’ve gained over the last 3 decades to protect my clients from agent tactics such as being pressured into underselling (for vendors) or overpaying (for purchasers).
When selling your property, you want confidence knowing the agent has done everything possible to achieve the highest price and having us as your Vendor Advocate is the best way to ensure this.
And if you need help with buying property, I have proven strategies that ensure you are not only purchasing for the lowest price possible, but my relationships with agents allows me first priority when new properties come to market.
I truly love what I do and this is reflected in the number of past client referrals I receive on a regular basis. I look forward to helping you too!
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