After a stellar career in project management/development and marketing in the “inner city” building industry, Jan Brewster knew that the ultimate test of her sales and marketing skills would come from the challenging residential real estate marketplace. Jan’s results over 16 years of working in the Dandenong Ranges have grown to match her extraordinary skills. So much so that her reputation is recognised year after year as a top female agent in the area and she has recently been awarded the Gold Award in sales for Victoria, and winning the ‘Home Sellers Choice Award’ as Agent of Choice from Open Agent for outstanding customer experience.
We talk about the 3 P’s in real estate; Price, Presentation and Promotion, if all of these line up correctly, the property will sell in the shortest possible time and for the most amount of money. My job as a selling and marketing specialist is to provide advice on the presentation that will have a significant impact on the final result. Jan prides herself on helping her clients to achieve success in selling as well as offering advice on buying.
Jan’s dedication to the job is reflected in her consistently high results. One of her most memorable was selling a home in Monbulk that set the suburb record price for a residential property, being sold in excess of $1.4mil. Not only this campaign but all her sales campaigns are tailored to the highest quality when it comes to marketing and Jan works tirelessly to get her properties the best exposure to buyers; local or from afar.
Jan’s attitude towards her work is simple – “For me, it’s all about showing my clients how I can achieve the best possible price, and to make the whole experience of selling as stress-free as possible.” The fact that Jan continues to be referred onto new clients is a testament of not only her outstanding results but her work ethic and genuine care shown to every client. That’s her definition of success!
Outside of work, Jan loves spending time with her grandchildren, entertaining with family and friends, her garden provides great pleasure as well as her adorable fur babies Coco and Cooper. Jan and her husband Garry are also very keen travelers having visited many countries and sighted many ‘wonders of the world,’ their next holiday is already in the making!
I found Mick and Emily a pleasure to deal with As we had never sold a house before I found their never-ending patience with my seemingly endless questions absolutely amazing. On occasions, I found the process of selling a little stressful but they were both so reassuring that helped immensely. Would not hesitate to recommend their services to anyone.
My tenant suddenly gave notice as COVID hit and I had to get my property ready for market - while being 2000km away! Mick and his team were super helpful in making it happen and I was very happy with the end result. Can not recommend him more highly! Thanks, Mick and team!
Jim knew the market and he helped us tremendously when we were selling. He advised us on things we should do before we put the house on the market. He knew the market well and it became apparent to us after we had sold that he was respected by agents from rival real estate businesses. He was always punctual and he followed things up with potential buyers. The thing which most impressed me about Jim and Mick was when they came to look at the property they looked at both the house and the cottage in detail and then went around the whole garden. If you have a house with a garden, they are a must because they are so knowledgeable about gardens.
Having sold quite a few homes over the years, l would have to say Jan Brewster is, without doubt, the best agent l have ever dealt with. She is very passionate and knowledgeable about what she does. From helping us choose the right stylist to make sure the marketing and photography were up to her exacting standards. We were kept well informed of interest and feedback throughout the campaign. Selling with Jan Brewster and First National was one of the best decisions we have ever made. If you want exceptional and professional service, we could not recommend Jan highly enough
Grant is an experienced and dedicated professional. He understood the features of our unique home and was able to get them across to interested people. Communication was always timely and relevant. I highly recommend Grant for anyone selling a house in the beautiful Dandenong’s.