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Private Treaty Sales by Richard Matthews Real Estate

Selling? video is the way to go

If you’re thinking of selling then video is definitely the way to go. Our powerful property videos breathe life into listings and help trigger wonderful emotional responses.

Just check out this stunning family home in Greenacre, presented by Director Richard Baini on our YouTube channel:

Combining beautiful imagery with evocative music, Richard Matthews video listings are a powerful selling tool unmatched by local agents.

Every property has amazing strengths and we love exploring these features and shining a light (literally) on them through our amazing video production. Photos and text are a great introduction but only a Richard Matthews video can breathe life into your web listing.

We expertly match properties to buyers to exceed our vendor’s expectations. It is never too early to start your sale process. Let’s discuss your property goals and how we can unlock the true value of your home, contact our team today.

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Selling in the New Year?

Aren’t our Directors Richard and Matthew cute elves? 😂🎁
Are you considering selling in 2017?
It’s never too early to start the process!
Call 9642 4288 or visit

Psssst: the agents everyone’s talking about

Half a million above a reserve just how good is that

Richard Matthews Real Estate is the agency making waves throughout the inner west with their phenomenal sales results and reputation for first class service, but you probably already knew that.

Yesterday the Inner West Courier published a feature article Half a million above a reserve: just how good is that? reporting on the auction of 25a Wallis Avenue, Strathfield that Richard Matthews sold for $1.9 million, a stellar $500k above the reserve price. Also mentioned was the outstanding sale of a humble Californian bungalow at 8 Moala Street, Concord West that sold prior to auction for a very handsome $1,020,000.

The Sydney Morning Herald also did a write-up on the amazing Wallis Avenue auction in their article Quirky homes smash reserves and the Herald Sun featured it in the story Sydney resilient as national home values fall for second straight week.

Selling? chat to real estate gurus Richard Baini and Matthew Everingham for free, friendly advice. They would love the opportunity to assist you. Call them today 9642 4288 or visit

You can also connect on Facebook and Twitter and don’t forget to check out their many client recommendations.

Keeping the art of customer service alive

Richard & Matthew: Refreshingly old school

Richard & Matthew: refreshingly old school

We live in a technology fuelled society that both helps and hinders customer service.  Email and text messages can replace a phone conversation and face to face meetings can take place over Skype.  Add to this the cost of living in one of the world’s most expensive cities.  Everyone is working hard to make ends meet.  Everyone is busy.  Work hours spill into personal time. Stress levels are high.  In all the rat race quality service often goes out the window. Products and services are provided without any passion or accountability and customers feel neglected.

Enter Richard Matthews Real Estate, where Directors Richard Baini and Matthew Everingham are keeping the art of quality customer service alive and well.  Their unwavering commitment to ‘make every client a client for life’ is echoed in the long list of honest recommendations they regularly receive.  Their service is so refreshing to clients it is often labelled “unique”.  Yet their approach isn’t a new concept, it’s based on the traditional values of respect and “old school” communication.  Clients are constantly kept informed and their needs are heard and acted on promptly.  Richard and Matthew never shy from the phone.  They are always available, day or night.  They live, breathe and eat real estate.  It runs in their blood.

Richard and Matthew’s empathy towards their client’s individual needs is evident in the heartfelt thank you letters and constant flow of referral business.  Most recently Susan White wrote a letter to Matthew ‘I can honestly say we have never experienced such a smooth, informative and professional service ever before.’ And that ‘We have not been able to stop telling our family and friends just how exceptional you guys are and we would not hesitate to use your services again in the future if need be.’

When their apartment sold Jacqui and Jeng said of Matthew ‘The guidance, advice and support you gave us from start to finish was incredible and made this process seamless.’  Following with ‘You worked tirelessly and professionally in helping us achieve a fantastic result and I would not hesitate to recommend you to our family and friends.’

Richard Patterson was ecstatic when his Wentworth Point apartment sold remarking ‘I not only recommend Richard Baini to you, I ask you to think carefully…Do you want a salesman or someone that will take your problems and get you a result? If you want a result Richard is the professional you are looking for, he took a scary situation for me and made it bloody easy.’

After the sale of their home in Burwood, Jordan and Esther Ng said of Richard ‘He is a determined individual, who goes above and beyond in formulating appropriate strategies with his competent team to achieve the best possible price during auction. He approaches challenges with much enthusiasm, and has a desire to always do the best that he can. His communication and engagement skills with prospective buyers and vendor are excellent.’

And the compliments keep rolling in. To read more of Richard and Matthew’s remarkable testimonials please click here

Selling? Get the best service in town call 9642 4288 or visit

Richard and Matthew would love to give you the attention you deserve and help you reach your property goals.

It’s always a great time to sell with Richard Matthews

Take advantage of the winter property market

Vendors often wait until spring to put their property up for sale due to the chance of more pleasant weather.  Weather is something that can never be relied upon, it is highly unpredictable.  Some of the nicest days have been in winter and nastiest days in spring.  More importantly spring is exactly when the market is flooded with all the properties that waited out winter.

There will always be buyers.  In fact buyers seeking property in winter are often highly motivated as they don’t want to wait until spring.  They want to be in their new property as soon as possible.  Sydney is fast becoming a seller’s market, as highlighted by the rise in auction clearance rates (refer to our previous article Sydney’s housing market continues to rise).

The cooler weather is a great time to showcase your property’s “cozy factor”.  As buyers are travelling in the wind or rain when they arrive at your doorstep they are retreating to a safe haven.  This is your chance to present your property so that it screams ‘make yourself at home’.  If you have fireplaces, get them roaring, deck the floors with warm rugs, turn on lamps and bring out the blankets.

So in short, use winter to your advantage.  Encourage those buyers who might not otherwise be your target market to inspect your property.  With Richard Matthews Real Estate your property will always stand out from the crowd, regardless of what season it is.  Their team of experts give every client the attention and result they deserve.  If you are curious to find out what your property could sell for call the team today on 9642 4288.  You can also apply online here for your free market appraisal

Image: Jetmaster Fireplaces

Sydney unit market at record high

Selling your unit? Now could be the best time!

Selling your unit? Now could be the best time!

Are you considering selling your Sydney unit? Now could be the ideal time. Sydney unit prices have reached an all-time high, moving 1.7 per cent higher than the previous November 2010 high.  The Sydney unit market has really taken off; experiencing a higher capital gain rate over the past year, with values up 4.1 per cent year on year.  Sydney’s detached housing market experienced a 3.7 per cent gain.

To get the ball rolling contact our experienced team today for your free property report and expert advice – call 9642 4288 or apply online

Our aim is simple,  make every client a client for life.

Source: RP Data – Australian Housing Market Update – April 2013

Strathfield sale thrills Vendor!

The team at Richard Matthews Real Estate has sold 61 Mintaro Avenue, Strathfield for an impressive $2,525,000, thrilling their Vendor by far exceeding their expectations.

Our team consistently achieves results above Vendor expectations, to enjoy similar success with the sale or management of your home call Sydney’s hardest working agents, Richard and Matthew, on 9642 4288.

Richard Matthew Real Estate’s mission is simple, to make every client a client for life.

Spruce up and sell: tips to increase property value

Selling or leasing your property? As the saying goes, first impressions count. If the holiday season has provided you with time off work, this may be the perfect opportunity to make some minor improvements, that can add some major value. Below are Richard Matthews Real Estate’s top tips for sprucing up your property:

• Get An Outsiders Perspective – Ask your family and friends to offer their suggestions. Getting a pair (or many pairs) of fresh eyes to look over your property can provide new ideas which may have otherwise gone unnoticed, especially if you have owned the property for quite some time. Ask your Richard Matthews agent for expert advice.

• Street Appeal – People often judge a property by the outside (like a book is judged by its cover). Repair and paint where necessary. Keep the garden weed-free, lawns mowed. Perhaps visit a nursery and plant some bloomers to add colour and freshness. Adding some potted plants which you can take with you when you move is a great way to save money.

• Backyard & BBQ Area – If you have a backyard ensure the gardens are maintained, surfaces are swept and where necessary washed down. Clear away clutter, cut back large shrubs or trees to create as much space as possible. Consider setting up an entertaining area. Borrowing an outdoor setting from a friend or family member is a great way to save money. Make sure the setting isn’t too large for the space.

• Walls and Floors – Paint walls and ceilings where necessary. If you are budgeting and the paint is still in good condition, consider using a product like Sugar Soap to clean away surface dirt. Vacuum and steam clean carpets. DIY carpet cleaners might also help to improve the appearance and smell. Consider adding rugs to cover particularly worn or soiled areas. Wax or polish floor boards. Repair or replace broken tiles. When choosing finishes such as paint, carpet and tiles you can appeal to a broader market by selecting neutral colours.

• Garage Sale – A garage sale offers many benefits. You can earn some pocket money and you move less items to your new address, but most importantly it enables you to present your property as clutter-free as possible. Don’t be afraid to pop furniture into the sale.

• Window Coverings – Often overlooked window coverings play a bigger role than we realise. Clean blinds and curtains. Replace or repair broken coverings. If you have external awnings ensure these are also clean and unbroken.

• Fresh is Best – Consider electronic freshener dispenses. Regularly air your property out by opening windows. Smells often get trapped in porous surfaces such as window coverings, lounges, carpets and rugs – so you may consider deodorising these with suitable cleaning products.

• Maintenance is Key – Keep up the internal and external appearance of your property during the campaign. It is an ongoing task so ensure you clean on a regular basis.

If you would like to chat about these tips, or would like a free property report, please call the team at Richard Matthews Real Estate on 9642 4288.

Sydney properties to surge ahead

SYDNEY house prices are tipped to eclipse all other capitals except for Perth over the next three years. Prices in the harbour city will rise 19 per cent – or 8 per cent in real terms – in that time and take Sydney’s median house price from $644,000 now to $770,000 by June 2014, the QBE LMI Housing Outlook 2011-2014 report says.

This compares with 20 per cent in Perth, 16 per cent in Brisbane, 8 per cent in Canberra and only 6 per cent in Melbourne.

The report, prepared by BIS Shrapnel, says the underlying strength of the Australian economy, stable interest rates in the short term, high immigration and a dire shortage of houses in Sydney, will be the main drivers of this growth.
It also predicts that first home buyers will start to re-enter the market in greater numbers next year as the outlook for the economy improves. This will in turn encourage others to return, especially upgraders, as demand for their properties improves.

”Sydney hasn’t fallen in a hole and house price growth has been minimal but has held up over the last 12 months,” said Robert Mellor, the managing director of BIS Shrapnel.

Read the article here

Social media is hot property!

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In today’s real estate market people are more time poor than ever before, so it’s essential to engage in as many affective advertising channels as possible. Richard Matthews have found social media to be a reliable, growing resource that provides cut-through for their clients listings. Gone are the days where property hunters have to actively search for listings and advice, with the Richard Matthews social media network, this information is now literally at the public’s fingertips. The success of the social media phenomenon was recently lamented with Google’s introduction of iGoogle. Given all the success Richard Matthews has had with social media it’s surprising that many other agencies in Sydney have chosen to ignore this growing medium, thereby disadvantaging their clients.

The Richard Matthews social media pages allow their team to share advice and generate property buzz in a timely fashion. One of the very first steps taken in a Richard Matthews marketing campaign is to provide free posts on their Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages. In a matter of minutes your property can be advertised online for the whole world to see, including thousands of keen property hunters. The main benefit of social media is that it reaches a targeted, highly receptive audience that can also choose to share this information with family and friends, increasing your properties exposure even further.

Richard Matthews are proud to announce their social network is growing everyday. For property alerts and advice they encourage you to like their Facebook Page or Follow them on Twitter or subscribe to their YouTube Channel

Happy Socialising 🙂