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“As an Executor, selling a deceased estate carries enormous responsibility and I am so grateful to have been referred to Kathryn by my lawyer. Kathryn took care of everything from clearing out the property and preparing it for sale, to choosing the real estate agent.
She advised us on painting and styling, interviewed all the agents, and transformed the apartment so well that we achieved at least $100,000 more than we had hoped for. I would highly recommend Kathryn’s vendor advocate services to anyone who is thinking of selling their property. – Helen
“Kathryn was recommended to us by our mortgage broker a couple of years ago. When we finally decided to sell our home , the first person we contacted was Kathryn.
To be honest, I don’t know how we would have done it without her!
Kathryn knows her stuff, and her honest, professional and calm demeanor made the process so much easier.
We achieved the price we wanted, despite the location of our house not being desirable to most people.
I would highly recommend Kathryn to anyone looking at selling their home. – Donna
“Speaking to Kathryn is one of the best things you can do for yourself! Having had bad experiences dealing with real estate agents in the past and being a complete novice at selling property, I was relieved to have been introduced to a ‘Seller’s Advocate’, especially one of Kathryn’s calibre.
Equipped with her knowledge, experience and attention to detail, we managed to sell my property at a price that I am very happy with. From negotiating fees to keeping me informed and acting on my behalf to offering advice and guidance, I really could not have asked for a more valuable service.
She was professional, patient and readily available during the whole process and I never once was made to feel silly with the questions I had.
I just hope she is still doing what she’s doing in 10, 20, 30 years time when we need to sell again! – Wendy
“Kathryn was AMAZING throughout our whole experience from organising quotes, co ordinating trades and selecting the right agent.
Kathryn is very professional, informative and excellent with her communication. I love that Kathryn made promises and delivered above and beyond those expectations. Thank you Kathryn! – Melody
“Kathryn took the time to get to know our unique situation and our even more unique property. She brought us together to have the conversations we didn’t know we needed to have from how to read the contract to what colour should we paint the walls and what marketing is best.
But you know what the best part was? We never even had to speak to a real estate agent! How good is that?!! She did everything for us & gave us advice that we knew we could trust. Kathryn’s professional approach made everyone feel comfortable. You won’t regret having Kathryn on your team but you may regret not using her services. We can’t thank you enough Kathryn there is no way we would’ve got the result we did without your guidance! – Katie
“I was first introduced to Kathryn through a friend when we were having difficulty selling our home. I wish I had known about her service sooner as it would have saved us a lot of money and sleepless nights! Kathryn advised us on ways to improve the overall presentation and appeal of our home and also had her stylist create an amazing ‘wow’ factor for a very good price.
She then helped us choose a much better agent and took care of every detail right up until settlement, without it costing us a cent extra. At a stressful time Kathryn’s professional guidance and advice helped us tremendously. I cannot thank her enough for her support and encouragement as well as her positivity. With her kindness and great communication she made the process simple and easy and we sold prior to Auction for $250,000 more than the previous agent was able to achieve! I would highly recommend Kathryns services to anyone selling their home. Thank you Kathryn! – Larisa
“We were recommended to speak to Kathryn by our property buyer and boy are we glad we did! My partner and I both work full time and have a four year old daughter (and two very energetic dogs) and were so daunted about the prospect of selling our townhouse in order to upsize that I actually think we may never have gotten around to doing so without Kathryn’s support.
From the minute we met Kathryn we felt at ease, she is very knowledgeable, professional and is great at cutting through the bullsh*t that I felt some agents we’d spoken to were telling us in order to get our sale. She had fantastic advice and recommendations around what we needed to do in order to maximise our sale price and worked with us to optimise that based on what we could fit into our budget. Kathryn was always available for questions and advice and was prompt at getting back to us. She recommended agents to interview for our sale based on their sales results, local knowledge and most importantly their recommended sale strategy.
Not only did she come along to help us get ready for our first open house but she also came along and held our hand at the auction, and talked us throught the process of setting a reserve and how it would all work. The best advice she gave me when I was a bundle of nerves and anxiety was to ‘trust the process’, and I did. In the end we sold for a fantastic price in a declining market, and Kathryn was truly as excited for us as we were ourselves.
Thank you Kathryn for everything you did – you truly are a property selling angel! – Deborah
“After an initial meeting with Kathryn we decided that her services sounded just like what we didn’t know we needed. She helped us with preparation of the house for presentation by being very direct with us about completing some jobs around the house that we had just lived with, rather than fixing. Kathryn has a very good eye for detail and organised for property styling to be completed, in a way we could never have done.
Kathryn answered lots of questions from us with great patience. While we did meet the real estate agent we ultimately decided should sell our home, Kathryn was the first point of contact for them, rather than us. It felt less intimidating, after not having bought or sold any property for 27 years. Trying to move into a rental while downsizing our own possessions was tough enough so to have one major task taken care of for us was incredibly helpful.
She had some great ideas about the auction, which also included bringing it forward by a couple of days and we were really thrilled with the SOLD outcome on the evening in a difficult market. Steve and I would have no hesitation in recommending Kathryn and Innovative Property Advocates and would happily use her again, should the need arise. – Denise
“I highly recommend using Kathryn to assist with the sale of your property. From the very beginning I felt confident in her recommendations for sale and knowledge of the real estate industry. I am certain that her suggested improvements to my property have resulted in a much larger sale price than would have previously been anticipated.
Her dealing with the various real estate agents was very professional and she kept me informed throughout the whole process. Her support and concern during a stressful week of unfulfilled offers was very much appreciated. I believe she was as genuinely happy as I was when we achieved an excellent sale price. – Jan
“Kathryn made the selling process so straightforward and easy. It was daunting and stressful first deciding to sell in a difficult market, particularly with a newborn baby at home, and tenants in the property, but Kathryn managed the whole process from start to finish.
“We were very glad to have found Kathryn to assist us in the selling of our home. This was our first experience of selling property as well as using a vendor’s advocate and we could not have hoped for a better outcome.
Kathryn provided us with thorough and detailed information to ensure our understanding of her role and the process ahead. She excelled in communicating and supporting us in what can be a very overwhelming and daunting time. We were right to have trust in her abilities to obtain the best possible outcome.
We cannot thank Kathryn enough for all of her support and expertise in guiding us through the process of selling our home and would not hesitate in using her services again in the future. – Lucy
“I engaged Kathryn Fantov of Innovative Property Advocates to help prepare for both selling my home & purchasing another.
I found the Sellers Advocacy took the pain out of choosing agents to work for me & arriving at a realistic value for my home. She also provided lots of tips on preparing the property for sale. It’s great too that this comes at no cost to myself!
The Buyers Advocacy helped me negotiate the minefield of dealing with Agents who are not working for me, making offers & bidding at Auction.
The whole process helped me through what felt like a terrible time of selling, buying, decluttering, downsizing & trying continue running my business by myself. Thank you Kathryn. – Paul
“Kathryn’s assistance and advice was invaluable. She assisted in making the transaction flow smoothly and kept both my client and me informed.
A great result was achieved and in an emotional transaction, Kathryn’s involvement enabled my client to avoid any direct pressure or stress of liaising with the selling agent. I commend to others to use Kathryn’s services without hesitation.” – Gabriella
Kathryn recently assisted with the sale of our family home. From start to finish her advice was thorough, clear, and respectful.
Her work made the whole process much easier and involved inspecting the property to compile a detailed scope of work, organising tradespeople, interviewing and dealing with sales agents, and even helping with legal communications.
Kathryn kept us fully informed throughout and met a tight deadline in order to meet our needs. The end result spoke for itself, with the property selling for a great result in a declining market. I would not hesitate to recommend Innovative Property Advocates to anyone looking to sell their property. – Maree
Kathryn was fantastic at helping us to navigate the successful sale of our family home during a difficult time in our lives. From recommending some improvements to make before sale, to helping coordinate trades to get things done, to choosing the right real estate agent, she made things easy for us.
Her advice and guidance throughout the process was invaluable. The end result was a great sale at a time when the market was really slowing. I would highly recommend Kathryn to anyone looking to sell their home. – Rodd
This is the 2nd time I have engaged Kathryn from Innovative Property Advocates, to manage the sale of property. The first was in regard to the sale of a matrimonial home and the most recent, the sale of a deceased estate.
Both cases sadly involved other interested parties that where very unreasonable and unwilling to communicate (family and money, right).
Kathryn not only performed her core function perfectly, achieving amazing result$ both times, but literally also acted as mediator and communication channel between parties, making everything go as smoothly as possible. I could not recommend her highly enough! – Tim
Nothing could be as agonising as parting with a family home that you were not only born into, grew up in, got married at, and then finally inherited – this was the epic task at hand for my sister and I as we decided to sell.
This process was made significantly harder by many issues including the first interest rate rises in 10 years (inc a 0.5% increase on the day of our auction), an economy in a covid hangover, a change in government, and global issues that had everyone spooked. The ace up our sleeve was Kathryn at Innovative Property – we were guided along the path to overwhelming success thanks to her gentle and compassionate advice. If like most people, you feel that the missing piece in the real estate puzzle, is having a buffer between you and the confusing array of influences that tear you to shreds when trying to sell a house (let alone a family treasure), then the choice is simple. Thank you Kathryn! – Scott
If you want a stress free and easy selling experience then engaging Kathryn from Innovative Property Advocates is a must.
She puts you at ease from the moment you meet her, with a comprehensive and detailed explanation of her role and what she can do for you and your home to get the best outcome.
Once engaged she arranges, organizes and coordinates all aspects of your sale. Kathryn is right with you every step of the way. A godsend for a busy working person who wants a smooth and easy sale but doesn’t have the time to commit to the process.
Kathryn answers any questions you have, ensures you are informed of next steps, keeps you up to date with the sales campaign and is with you to the very end, even helping you to put up the “SOLD” sign.
We can’t thank Kathryn enough for the hassle free experience we had with the recent sale of out home. – Joy
Kathryn was extremely approachable, helpful and went above and beyond to provide us with the guidance and recommendations we needed in order to sell our unit. Even though we had known the agent we selected for many years and had full confidence and trust in their ability,…
with Kathryn also on board it made the whole selling process seamless and stress free as she stepped us through the process and it felt like she more or less took over so it was one less thing for us to worry about with a busy young family and house hunting commitments. Thank you Kathryn for helping us achieve an excellent sale outcome – we recommend you to everyone. – Rhiannon
After meeting and discussing our financial situation with our broker we were informed about using a vendor advocate to sell. Initially, we were unsure as we had never heard of this type of service before but once meeting with Kathryn and running through the process we were convinced this was the way to go.
Kathryn managed the entire process from helping us getting our home ready for sale ,through to selecting the best agent and negotiating the best price.
Kathryn was extremely efficient, professional and respectful. We are so glad we decided to use Kathryn as our vendor advocate and would highly recommend Innovative Property Advocates to anyone thinking of selling. – Lisa
I had no idea such a service of ‘vendor advocate’ even existed, but was so glad to be introduced to Kathryn. The process of selling my home was completely daunting to me, and so it was reassuring to have a professional like Kathryn ‘on my side’ to help navigate the whole process.
Kathryn took care of everything and liaised at every stage of the sale to explain the steps. Overall, an extremely valuable service for anyone like myself who needed assistance and support. – Ann
This is the 2nd time I have engaged Kathryn from Innovative Property Advocates, to manage the sale of property. The first was in regard to the sale of a matrimonial home and the most recent, the sale of a deceased estate.
Both cases sadly involved other interested parties that where very unreasonable and unwilling to communicate (family and money, right). Kathryn not only performed her core function perfectly, achieving amazing result$ both times, but literally also acted as mediator and communication channel between parties, making everything go as smoothly as possible. I could not recommend her highly enough! – Tim
“Having never used a Vendors Advocate my Wife & I were interested to see how the whole process would work. We agreed to proceed based on ‘word of mouth advertising’ (is there any better form of advertising).
Looking back now that our house is sold I can only say that it was the best decision we could make when considering how to approach the whole sales process
. Kathryn took on all the responsibilities around preparation, walked us through the whole process and effectively became our conjugate between ourselves & the eventual agent that was selected (exhibit A of why I’d recommend a VA…we would probably not have ended up with who we did). During the open homes Kathryn was always prompt in advising us of the positive & negative feedback and never tried to sugar coat comments from potential buyers. After a successful sale we could not recommend Kathryn more highly and thank her for the attention to detail that was apparent all the way through the process.” Brad & Kylie
“We found Kathryn Fantov to be extremely knowledgeable and professional in the provision of her services as an Advocate selling our house.
She brought a cool head to an event that can be very stressful, making us feel much more comfortable with the whole process. She liaised seamlessly with the Estate Agents. I would highly recommend her services.” – David
“We were first introduced to Kathryn from Innovative Property Advocates when we received a flyer in our letterbox. We don’t usually read advertising material but in this case, we’re so glad that we did!
We are very familiar with the concept of a Buyer’s Advocate and have personally used them in the past with excellent results. However, until that time we were not aware of a Vendor Advocate. Kathryn’s flyer explained her services in the clearest and simplest terms and to be honest it all sounded amazing. Almost too good to be true – Helping prepare our home for sale, interviewing and helping decide which agent to appoint and dealing directly with the agent to take the pressure of us was exactly what is needed when selling your home. We thought, well there must be a catch: why isn’t every vendor using this service? Perhaps it’s too expensive?
So I turned the page looking for the cost of this service and was very pleasantly surprised to find out the service is actually FREE. That’s right! Kathryn and the agent work under a commission share arrangement so there is only one fee payable. We would have 2 property professionals working for us for the price of 1!
This all sounded very impressive. We are very time poor with our various business interests and saw ourselves as the ideal candidates for this service. My wife and I agreed that if everything stacked up, we would definitely use Kathryn’s Vendor Advocacy service. Only problem was that we had no intention of listing our home for sale at that time, so we filed the flyer away for future reference.
It was only a couple of months later when on a trip to Queensland, we found an incredible property that we just knew would become our next home. We had to quickly return to Sydney to sell our home so that we could make this dream a reality so we got in contact with Kathryn as soon as we landed to get the ball rolling on our property sale.
Following our initial meeting, Kathryn provided us with a detailed report on our property along with a complete list of recommendations on what we needed to do to achieve the best result. We had decided that we were “All-in” and followed every one of Kathryn’s recommendations to the letter. It was a decision that we didn’t regret because just a few short weeks later and thanks to the advice Kathryn gave us for preparing our home, we achieved a sale price for our home that was $900,000 higher than an estimate we had received only 6 months earlier! This enabled us to quickly settle on our new Queensland home and we’re happy to announce that we fly out in just a few short weeks.
Kathryn is a genuinely nice person. She was always honest (even when we didn’t want to hear it), highly professional and always had our best interests at heart. If in the future we have another opportunity to work with Kathryn, we would do so without any hesitation! – Jim & Nathalie
“I was familiar with the role of a buyers agent but not a vendors advocate. Selling the family home was daunting but upon meeting Kathryn from Innovative Property Advocates I felt reassured as she explained her role clearly.
It was so good to be able to tap into her wealth of industry knowledge. She gave excellent advice on how to prepare my property and dealt with appointments including interviewing real estate agents.She calmly answered my never ending questions and addressed concerns. It was such a great decision to work alongside her to achieve a great sale price. I cannot speak highly enough of Kathryn and wouldn’t hesitate to use her again.” – Sally
“My husband and I decided it was time to sell our home. Having never sold in Sydney before we weren’t too sure of the best process on how to deal with real estate agents and we didn’t have the confidence in making the best decisions which Kathryn was that key person to help.
From our first introduction she was very friendly and easy to talk to, had great experience in what she was speaking about and we found our time with her enjoyable. The price guide and expectations for our sale that she gave us on the first day was very close to what we eventually sold for 6 months later.
She guided us on organising the right trades and stylists in order to make the house more appealing to buyers. She did the hard work of interviewing various real estate agents and then broke it down to help us decide on the right agent for the sale. She always kept us informed and up to date with proceedings.
After our first open house, Kathryn worked very hard in achieving the price we wanted which enabled us to sell before we even went to auction. Kathryn has been very helpful and supportive during this whole process and would highly recommend her to anyone needing help in selling their home – Adolf & Patricia
“We just love Kathryn. We found her to be tough, knowledgeable and highly professional. I would like to think we could call her a friend now. Other friends of ours who sold their house just before we did were disappointed that they didn’t use or know about her also as they saw how good she was with us.
I feel she has a good grasp of the industry/market and gave us really solid tips and advice on a number of aspects. If I had not already found another house I would have definitely used her for that too. She is practical in her approach, supportive and responsive. She made an overwhelming task a lot easier to navigate. We will definitely use her services again without a doubt so she can cut through the minefield of Real Estate Agents and their tactics.” – Gina
“Although we had prior experience selling properties, we had been in our current home for 15 years and were not looking forward to the agent selection or the sales/auction process.
I read about Kathryn’s vendor advocate service on social media and after meeting her and hearing about her experience and the service she offered, we thought this would make the process much less stressful.
This turned out to be the case and Kathryn provided very valuable insight and advice throughout the sales process, including the final negotiation for our sale before auction. We couldn’t be happier with the price achieved for the sale of our property and would recommend Kathryn to anyone looking for assistance in selling their property.” – Deb & Kevin
“I first met Kathryn from Innovative Property Advocates through a networking group. I was impressed with her talks on the services she offered as I had not heard of a sellers advocate before.
When it came time to sell our townhouse, I had no hesitation in enlisting her help.
Kathryn was easy to work with, professional, knowledgeable and cleared the way with directing us on getting our home ready for open house inspections, agent selection and on the auction night. Highly recommend her services to anyone considering selling their home. And the best part – doesn’t cost us as the sellers anything! Win-win!” Suzanne
“I am incredibly grateful for Kathryn’s help in selling the family home. At the beginning I was overwhelmed by the daunting task ahead of me. Kathryn guided me through the process and kept everything on schedule
She gave excellent advice on what needed to be fixed in the house, and what we didn’t need to worry about. She dealt with organising tradesmen quotes and real estate agents, leaving me to declutter my 36 years worth of stuff. Kathryn made the whole process as stress-free as possible. We got a great price for the house, and I am about to move into my new place. Without Kathryn’s wonderful service, I would probably still be agonising over tradesman quotes and nowhere near ready to put the house on the market. If you are thinking of selling your home, I would highly recommend Kathryn’s invaluable service!” Rosalyn
“My husband & I had never heard of a Sellers Advocate until a friend mentioned it to us, we certainly do now thanks to Kathryn Fantov. Kathryn made the effort to drive from Sydney to the Central Coast to meet me and to inspect the properties we were selling.
Kathryn also came back to the Central Coast to interview the Selling Agents, which I thought was amazing. We found Kathryn to be friendly, calm, patient, softly spoken professional who is trustworthy and working for our best interest, not the Buyers nor the Selling Agent.Kathryn negotiated a lower Commission and Marketing, all to be paid on Settlement, so no upfront costs. To achieve the best result Kathryn suggested inexpensive improvements, which made such a big difference without losing our tenants or rental income, right up to Settlement and our result was more than we had hoped. We are very happy with the Sale Prices of our properties and even happier that we didn’t have to liaise with anyone other than Kathryn throughout the whole transaction. We have already highly recommended Kathryn to our friends and family. I will miss our chats Kathryn but a big thank you for a job well done. Rod & Kel
“I am so grateful my friend introduced me to Kathryn. My home was getting too much for me to maintain on my own and I really wanted to live closer to my children. Without Kathryn’s help I don’t believe I would have sold my home.
I was worried I had nowhere else to live but she explained all my options and I felt comfortable to move forward with her help. She advised on what improvements I should make to my home and interviewed 3 agents to see which one would be best suited to act as my selling agent. It was fantastic that Kathryn took care of all dealings with the agent so I didn’t have to worry. She used her negotiation strategy to push the buyer up as high as possible and I’m very pleased with the result. I have now purchased my new home closer to my children and will move in as soon as my sale settles. Thank you Kathryn for all your help – you’ve been amazing!” June
“When my Mum decided to sell the family home of 35 years, we knew it was going to be a gargantuan task. I was willing to come over every weekend to declutter and clean, but that meant the bulk of the task still rested on Mum’s shoulders.
She was stressed and overwhelmed, and we hadn’t even started yet!
Kathryn was like a guardian angel holding Mum’s hand during one of the most stressful times of her life. Kathryn’s market insights, her knowledge of what potential buyers were looking for, and her local tradesman contacts were invaluable resources. She gave excellent advice on what parts of the house needed to be updated, and what parts were not worth doing, so we never felt we were over-capitalising. She organised tradesman quotes and negotiated the best price on our behalf. She interviewed three local real estate agents and made a recommendation based on their market knowledge, their personality and drive, and their sales approach. She even negotiated down their fees for us! I am extremely happy that Mum had an expert to help her with the big decisions. Without Kathryn, it would have taken much longer to prepare the house for sale. Kathryn helped to smooth out the road to a successful auction of the house above the reserve price. Not only that, Kathryn was a pleasure to deal with. She understands how hard downsizing can be, and she always had Mum’s best interests at heart. I would not hesitate to recommend Kathryn to anyone whose parents are downsizing, or to anyone overwhelmed by the process of selling their home.” Melissa
“Negotiating the sale of a property can be a very difficult thing to do…it’s not as though you do it every year. Where do you start, where do you finish,
how do you market for the best impact, who do you select as an agent, how do you go about negotiating the best price,
how do you market for the best impact, who do you select as an agent, how do you go about negotiating the best price, how can you tell whether your agent is being straight, who can you consult in regard to contract complexity, do you declutter, do you style, what should you do to smarten the place up a bit…it’s amazing what you don’t notice when you’ve been living somewhere for a while.
While contemplating our sale we came across a group of experienced and independent professionals called sellers advocates.
After contacting a number of operators in this space, we decided to work with Kathryn Fantov of ‘Innovative Property Advocates’. From our first contact with Kathryn, and in all ensuing interactions, the whole complex process of selling our home became less and less a wall of confusion and more and more of a coordinated strategic approach to getting the best possible outcome via the sale. Initially, Kathryn used her extensive real estate sales experience to advise on decluttering the house and then introduced her stylists and handymen and even hand recommendations for removalists. Kathryn took control of the real estate agent selection process, narrowing down to a small list of three then conducting interviews to establish who would be the right people for the sale.
From this point, Kathryn negotiated the best commission margin and advised on marketing including videography, photography, structuring the narrative and the marketing plan, right down to sign board placement and the photographs used to best market the home. Over the 6 weeks of preparation from day one to the sale, Kathryn visited/called/emailed/texted regularly to discuss the campaign progress, attended open houses and liaised with the agent. The end result was indeed the best price we could’ve expected, a smooth and professional process, a great marketing campaign and even better, a so much less stressful and more pleasant experience for us. Kathryn, thank you so very much for all your excellent work, guidance and assistance through out this process. We couldn’t have done it without you. To anyone looking to sell a house in today’s markets ‘Innovative Property Advocates’ should be an integral part of your process.” Andrew & Tracey
“My husband and I were thrilled when we first heard about Kathryn’s Sellers Advocacy service. The thought of selling our home was overwhelming as we are both time poor professionals.
Kathryn interviewed a number of real estate agents, made recommendations, negotiated a fantastic selling and marketing fee and dealt with the agent the entire way. We could always rely on her advice as being completely independent and we trusted her as she worked exclusively in our best interests. At the end of the day, she not only got us the best sales price but made the process far less stressful. We would have no hesitation in recommending Innovative Property Advocates to anyone thinking of selling.” Kelly
“Engaging Kathryn Fantov of Innovative Property turned out to be a fantastic decision. Having sold several properties ourselves over the last 13 years as well as a vested interest in the real estate market,
we thought we had quite a good understanding. Kathryn’s extensive knowledge of the industry was extremely helpful and certainly an insight into how it all works. This knowledge assisted us greatly during the agent selection process, which can be quite daunting at times. This process was made painless by not having to meet with the individual agents ourselves. Instead we would review with Kathryn her findings and recommendations during a private meeting. As we were thinking of making minor improvements to the property, Kathryn’s extensive report on which areas we should address and how the property be presented was vital to our success. It was great having Kathryn there to assist in the process, not only for recommendations on furniture placement or paint colours, but also as an independent third party when my husband and I were not quite seeing eye to eye. Kathryn was able to provide her valuable opinion and one that we trusted was correct. In addition to assisting us during the preparation and selling stages of the process, Kathryn also advised and assisted us to quickly vacate the tenant who had lived there for 5 years, so that we could get the property on the market before the traditional Spring Rush. We have no hesitations in recommending Kathryn to anyone who wishes to sell their property. We will happily engage the services of Innovative Property again.” Jenni & Steve
“I recently sold a commercial property in Surry Hills with assistance from Kathryn Fantov at Innovative Property. Kathryn brings a professional and supportive approach to the sale process from the moment she
establishes the agent’s obligations to the relief of final settlement. She diligently maintains regular contact with all concerned parties and even assists with paperwork and any technical issues that may arise through the agent and/or solicitor. The selling experience is often frustrating and more stressful than it should be. I can honestly say this is not the case when Innovative Property is there to look after you. Highly recommended!” Anthony
“The first time we were clients of Kathryn Fantov and Innovative Property Advocates we were buyers. Our experience was such a positive one that when we decided to sell it was an easy decision to call on Kathryn again.
She interviewed a range of agents, provided recommendations as to which one would deliver a better outcome and negotiated an optimal marketing package. Kathryn was also able to provide advice on what if any improvements could be made to the property before sale to improve results. The campaign was so successful that the property sold in days at a price that I was more than happy with. The entire sales process was made far less stressful with Kathryn as part of our team. The best part was that there was no additional cost to use the services of Innovative Property Advocates than if we had gone directly to an agent. If you are looking at buying or selling your property, I recommend the services of Kathryn Fantov and Innovative Property Advocates.” Selina
“Thank you so much for assisting us with the sale of our property! From the moment we engaged Innovative Property, our stress levels decreased!
Suggestions on how to best display our property with minimal disturbance to the home environment made a significant change to our outlook on the entire sale process.
Your experience in real estate shone when dealing with sales agents. Negotiating our sale was made easy with your independent advice and practical approach to our personal circumstances. Your constant communication also enabled us to feel comfortable with the whole process. Having an independent person looking after our best interests really made a difference!
My husband and I wish to thank you again for your advice and professionalism throughout the sale process and would highly recommend Innovative Property to anyone wishing to secure a reputable vendor advisory service!” Kristy
“I was getting frustrated interviewing real estate agents – It was taking up too much of my time and I got the impression that all they wanted was to get me signed up as quickly as possible!
The reason we approached Kathryn was initially so we didn’t have to deal with the agents, but I also liked the idea of an honest appraisal of the property together with suggestions for work that could be done to make the place more appealing to purchasers. Kathryn advised us to do some building work to turn the property from a 3 bedroom into a 4 bedroom home, and then organised quotes from tradespeople and got the job done. It was remarkably painless! The overall experience was fantastic – especially as the price we achieved was well above our original expectations!” Tony
“I didn’t know where to start to put my house of 38 years on the market, so I spoke to Kathryn and she advised me about styling and what I needed to do around the home to get the best price without
overcapitalising. She also interviewed a variety of agents that I had never even thought of, and I was very much appreciative as it took away all the stress of doing this myself. Without Kathryn’s help I couldn’t have done it, so I very much appreciate Kathryn’s assistance.” Jocelyn
“When it came to the final negotiation I feel as though if we didn’t have Kathryn working as our Sellers Advocate we would have either sold the house for less, or we would have taken the house off the market.
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“We sold our house for a fantastic price and didn’t have to speak to one real estate agent. Loved doing it this way!” -Jenny
“As an agent who deals with many vendor’s advocates, I can whole heartedly state that Kathryn has been one of the best so far in my career to work with.
Unfortunately, it’s common with vendor advocates that the agent ends up doing 100% of the work for less of the commission. Her ability to actually manage the process on the vendor’s side and not just take a backseat once the agent gets to work was paramount to the success of the campaign. This particular sale was far from easy with a building and strata committee in a very bad place financially.I believe our success was due to Kathryn’s decades of experience, empathy for clients and ability to team with the agent and be a part of the team. She also was different in the process of selecting an agent in my opinion which shows the extra mile she went while holding the client’s best interest at heart.
Would love to work with her again.”
“We recently had the pleasure of working with Kathryn from Innovative Property Advocates to sell her clients family home.
Kathryn’s input from start to finish was professional, seamless and on point! From the immaculate pre-sale preparation of the home, to clear and concise mid campaign feedback, right up to a calm and successful auction day result Kathryn was amazing. We appreciate selling a property can be a stressful process, although Kathryn clearly helped relieve that stress resulting in a fantasic result! Happy to recommend Kathryn.”
Dane Alderson from Gavan Property
“We recently had the pleasure of working with Kathryn. Kathryn’s knowledge of the market is outstanding, and Kathryn is extremely professional and hard working.
“I recently engaged Kathryn for a client selling her house who had moved into aged care.
Kathryn took all the stress out of the sale process that my client would have found overwhelming. From screening the agents, to cleaning out the house we could not have done this sale without her, and I recommend her without reservation.“
Vince D’Arcy from D’Arcy Sloman Peacock Lawyers
“Big thank you Kathryn for helping my client sell her home to allow her to move into aged care.
Kathryn was extremely patient during a difficult time for our client. The whole process went smoothly and the sale price was above expectations. I can highly recommend Kathryn to anybody looking to sell their property.“
“Kathryn was incredibly good to liaise with throughout our campaign.
Kathryn made herself available at all ours and assisted in preparing the property to an immaculate standard, which saved myself time. I would highly recommend Kathryn to all future clients.“
“I recently worked with Kathryn Fantov on the sale of her client’s apartment. She was a pleasure to work with. She asked all the right questions to provide her clients with no-nonsense advice.
She remained calm and level-headed throughout the transaction and checked in regularly about the progress of the sale. Together we achieved a record sale price quite a bit higher than my and the vendor’s expectations. I look forward to working together again soon!”
“I had a great experience dealing with Kathryn for a property sale in Engadine.
“Having worked with Kathryn several times now, I have experienced first-hand, her professionalism, her experience
“This is the 2nd time I have dealt with Kathryn. An exceptional Vendors advocate who works tirelessly for her clients and ensures that the best result is achieved.
Her attention to detail is second to none and knows what is required to run a successful campaign. Looking forward to working with you again Kathryn!”
“Kathryn is a highly intelligent property advocate with a great understanding of managing transactions in a calm and professional manner.
Her attention to detail and efforts in presentation of the property made a big impact, and I have no doubt this assisted in achieving a great result for our mutual clients. I enjoyed working with her on a successful sale and look forward to working with her again.”
“Kathryn is always a pleasure to work with acting on behalf of our vendors at McGrath. Throughout the sale process she was responsive and diligent with her communication.
Most importantly, she gave the vendors excellent advice in the preparation of their home that helped add considerable value to the eventual sale price. Highly professional and efficient, I look forward to working with Kathryn again in the future.”
“I recently had the pleasure of working with Kathryn selling a client’s home in Menai. Kathryn takes pride in her work and makes sure she achieves the best results possible for her clients.
She had great communication skills, she was communicating effectively with me and the client on the selling process, never left out any important information and would always reply within minutes. I would definitely be happy to work with Kathryn again and recommend her to anyone looking for a vendor’s advocate.”
“I recently had a great experience dealing with Kathryn selling for a client in Oyster Bay. She was highly professional and experienced. Her communication was second to none.
Working together we had a very successful property campaign achieving an over reserve result for the client in a challenging market. I would definitely work again with Kathryn in the future.
Sarah Street from Highland Property Agent
“Great dealing with Kathryn and her clients. Always represents her clients best interests and strives to provide the right advice for them to make an informed decisions.
“I had a great experience working with Kathryn on the sale of a property in Kirrawee. Kathryn knows what needs to be done to run a professional marketing campaign,
“An amazing experience from Start to Finish! Kathryn assisted throughout the entire selling experience at 46 Clareville Ave, Sandringham.
From initial property presentation to regular meetings and communication we achieved an outstanding sales result almost $200,000 above reserve. Look forward to working together again soon!“
Roger Lahoud from McGrath
“What a great lady to work with! Nothing was too much trouble and Kathryn was professional, smiling and such a pleasure to work with.
I would have no hesitation in recommending her as a vendor advocate and of course would love to work with her again! We achieved a great result for the owner and I couldn’t of done it without her! You are a gem!”
Veronica Perez, PRD Maroubra
Kathryn was extremely professional and very helpful throughout the sales campaign. I would highly recommend Kathryn to any home owner looking for an advocate for the sale or purchase of their next home.
“We recently worked in collaboration with Kathryn from Innovative property, on a sale of a $3m+ house in Glebe. With a house of this calibre, it is imperative that communication is high with vendors.
It was Kathryn professionalism and organisation which made the process smooth and allowed for a for a great outcome for all and a seamless campaign. We would recommend her highly.
Matthew Carvalho from Ray White Glebe
“I recently had the pleasure of working with Kathryn and Innovative Property Advocates on the sale of a home in Lugarno. I can’t speak highly enough of Kathryn as a person and the level of service she provides for
her clients! Working together, we were able to achieve an exceptional outcome for our client on auction day. The campaign presented challenges along the way but collaborating with Kathryn meant no hiccup was too hard to overcome and it was refreshing to see the trust and rapport Kathryn had with her clients. As an agent working with Kathryn was a really positive experience as she handled many facets of the campaign including getting the property ready for the sale and communicating with the vendor. I hope we get to work together again in near future! Thanks Kathryn you are a star.”
Fraser, Matt and the Ray White team
“Having never worked with a Seller’s Advocate before, I was unsure of what to expect as the most important aspect of the process is communication with the owner.
I can honestly say, Kathryn’s level of professionalism and her dedication to her clients shone through in this department. I can from experience understand how selecting an agent can be quite an exercise and I know in this instance the owners were sold on every aspect of the service Kathryn provided including excellent styling and arrangement. I look forward to working together again to produce another awesome result!”
Chris Walsh, Newtown Real Estate
“I have great pleasure in recommending Kathryn and her company ‘Innovative Property’ to any prospective vendors who require independent assistance in selling their homes.
Kathryn’s guidance in every facet of getting the property to market, in preparation and recommendations in styling the home, to interviewing and assessing the different agencies, to advising on the method of sale and the facts and results of each agency selected, guaranteed her clients as smooth and informed sale as possible. I would highly recommend Kathryn to any prospective vendors that are unsure or a little uncertain when it comes to selling their property. It was a pleasure doing business with Kathryn and look forward to further business dealings in the future. She is there for her vendors with their best interests at heart.”
Ray Fadel, Stone Real Estate Sans Souci
“Selecting the right Real Estate agent to represent you in the sale of your home and working through the sometimes complex marketing strategies and negotiations can often be overwhelming.
Having the guidance of a professional who understands what to look for in a good agent, knows the sale process and can help prepare the home for sale can be a huge advantage. Kathryn was able to coordinate the marketing and inspections, help the clients understand the buyer feedback and market value and identify when the right offer and terms were presented. Kathryn understood what her clients needed from the sale and was able to help me achieve the best outcome in the shortest period of time for them.”
John Schwarzer, Highland Property Agent
“I had the pleasure of dealing with Kathryn Fantov recently and I would highly recommend her services! From the Initial meeting right up until the property sold, Kathryn made the whole processes seamless and we were
able to secure a great price in just a short period for our owner. Innovative Property Advocates take a unique and fresh approach which gives her clients a stress free experience! Thank you Kathryn for all your hard work and I look forward to many more deals together.”
Anthony Pulvirenti, Gavan Property
“I had the pleasure of working together with Kathryn Fantov on an Auction marketing campaign. Her attention to detail on the property styling, presentation and advice on organising a building and pest report to provide to prospective buyers allowed us to attract 11 registered bidders on Auction day with a premium result”
Phillip Ho, Ray White
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"I can’t speak highly enough of Kathryn as a person and the level of service she provides for her clients! Working together, we were able to achieve an exceptional outcome for our client on auction day". Fraser, Ray White
“After my client move to aged care, he needed support to sell his home. It was important to get the best result to fund his room and future care and engaging Kathryn was a good decision from the get-go.
She screened for the best agent, organised trades, provided advice and support right up until settlement, and helped achieve a really great price. Kathryn was professional, thorough, provided excellent communication, and having her in our corner helped greatly. I have recommended Kathryn to several people already and would definitely use Kathryn’s services again.”
Ageing Well Sorted
“As a family lawyer, I have asked Kathryn on many occasions to help my clients sell their family home in the midst of a separation.
For those families, the stress of having to sell their home (in an already stressful divorce situation) was eased substantially by having Kathryn on board to negotiate with the agent, direct the improvements and styling, and attain the best price possible on sale. In all our cases, Kathryn has managed to exceed our clients’ expectations on sale price, and that made a huge difference to the overall outcome on the asset division. You will definitely benefit from having Kathryn and her team acting as your property advocates if you’re selling a home after a breakdown of your relationship.”
Family Law Matters
“As a mortgage broker I love being able to pass on Kathryn’s details to my clients who are selling their properties, the team at Innovative Property Advocates have been able to help many of my clients over the years.
“What a wonderful service Kathryn provides. Innovative Property Advocates is a truly innovative service provided by a very experienced and professional property expert.
I had known Kathryn as a buyer’s agent many years ago but was recently introduced to her unique seller’s advocacy service when I needed it most. I had been appointed as executor of a deceased estate which triggered a few months ago. As I now live and work in a different region to the relevant property, I faced a very stressful period carrying the sale of the deceased’s home.
Kathryn’s service was efficient and highly effective. She not only located the most appropriate selling-agent for the property, she also recommended AND arranged the agreed necessary upgrading and dressing of the property to achieve the very best end result. The improvements were at a minimal cost to the estate and within what must have been a record short-time from the beginning to a very successful sale by auction.
The “icing-on-the-cake” feature of this service is that there is NO fee charged to the seller … they negotiate a commission-share basis with the selling agent. It is a win:win no-brainer that I would highly recommend to any vendor.”
Beyond Property Legal Solutions
“I have had the pleasure of working with Kathryn Fantov of Innovative Property Advocates in respect to a number of matters, acting on behalf of the Vendors of real estate. Kathryn was at all times diligent and professional.
Her communication in keeping the client and myself updated, which is so important in a conveyance, assisted in making my part of the conveyancing process proceed smoothly. I very much look forward to working with Kathryn Fantov and the Innovative Property Advocates’ team in the future.”
Clinch Long Woodbridge Lawyers
“I have developed a really good professional relationship with Kathryn and Innovative Property Advocates.
Whilst I was aware of a buyers agent, Kathryn introduced to me the concept of a Sales Advocate, something I had not heard of before.
I have now since referred my clients to Kathryn, based on her experience, skill and compassion – and with great results! My clients are exceptionally pleased with the service provided.
What a better recommendation than happy clients.
I would definitely recommend anyone to utilise the services of Innovative Property Advocates, without hesitation.”