Driven to succeed both in the sales arena and in his managerial role, Brendan brings a mix of solid experience and finely honed communication, negotiation and salesmanship skills to the Creer team.
While working in hospitality, Brendan bought his first home in Charlestown through Creer Property. It was that exciting experience that propelled him in the direction of the real estate industry in 2001.
In 2008 he joined Creer Property and quickly became a successful performer within the sales team. Spending time with people and finding solutions to problems is what Brendan is passionate about, and it's that real love of what he does that makes him stand out as an effective sales specialist.
"The daily interaction with people is what I love most. The feeling of being able to get to know someone, find out what it is they want and then deliver that to them is what makes being an agent so enjoyable for me."
Apart from being a successful sales specialist, Brendan plays a strategic and leadership role within Creer Property. As a Director since 2010, Brendan has been helping to build the business while choosing to remain in the thick of the action. "I take great pride in being a junior partner in an organisation that has existed for 146 years. It's exciting to be able to build Creer and take it to the next stage while still working with clients to achieve their real estate goals."
"I love being able to maintain a high level of service as an agent while becoming more adept at managing our people and training our new recruits in a constantly evolving work environment."
Born and bred in Newcastle, and currently living at Redhead with his wife and three kids, Brendan has first hand experience of the local property market from both sides of the fence - as a buyer and vendor.
Coupled with his 17 years in the real estate industry, Brendan knows the unique qualities of the suburbs of Newcastle and Lake Macquarie and how buyers interpret them.
"This region has a lot of similarities with a country town. You can walk down the street in your suburb and say "g'day" as you bump into people you know. It's that friendly nature of the locals here that gives our region a homely feeling and makes it a great place to bring up a family."
It gives me great pleasure to be able to comment on Brendan Walsh's performance on the two recent occasions that I and my son wished to sell properties.
On each occasion Brendan arrived to meet us, very thoroughly prepared. He displayed a detailed knowledge of all recent sales in the vicinity and was able to give a comprehensive comparison of the features and locations of those properties and that of those which we wished to sell. Through those comparisons he was able to establish a realistic market value for our properties. In one case the value he suggested was a little higher than I had anticipated and I was surprised when he revised the "offers over" figure up still further when the property finally went to market.
Brendan's good judgement in using the "offers over" approach and the figure he set was evidenced by a very successful outcome at somewhat more than the "offers over" figure. His priority was not achieving a quick sale to get a commission, but to get the best fair price that he could obtain for the vendor. He displayed good negotiating skills in dealing with potential purchasers.
Brendan's conduct was at all times very professional. If he said he would give feedback, he did. When he arranged to meet, he arrived on time. If I wish to sell another house in the area he operates I will use his services, and I have no hesitation in recommending him to others wishing to sell their house.
I have no personal or business connection with Brendan, other than in his role as a Real Estate Agent.
Just a quick note to you and your team for the assistance in selling my property. Your professionalism and dedication to the task is second to none. I enjoyed being kept informed along the way and was thrilled at the result which was better than expected.
I have no hesitation in recommending you to my friends and colleagues and again thank you for all your efforts.
I would like to commend you on a staff member, Brendan Walsh. We contacted Brendan in November 2013 in relation to putting our house on the market. As it was a very personal situation, and the market value of the house was over $1 million, we were hesitant as to which agent to list it with. Brendan attended to our property for the initial inspection and property appraisal. He was very professional in a very uncomfortable situation. He provided us with a lot of market information and was very accommodating with our individual requirements. After discussions, we decided to list the property with Brendan Walsh from your firm.
Although our personal situation was very strained, Brendan attended to all the needs and requirements without hesitation and in a very professional manner, keeping both parties well informed throughout the process.
Fortunately, due to his hard work, dedication and professionalism, our property was sold within 3 days of being on the market for the full price listed on the property.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Brendan Walsh and I commend him on his professionalism and knowledge of the Real Estate market.
Thanks again Brendan,