Testimonials

Communication was fantastic and also knowing somebody you trust

I chose Frank Dowlings because I heard of their reputation. They were wonderful to deal with, very professional but also had a personal touch as well, a touch of humour with I very much enjoy. Anthony who was the auctioneer, I trusted him, that what it was. His approach had his whole heart in it, his whole […]

I chose Frank Dowlings because I heard of their reputation. They were wonderful to deal with, very professional but also had a personal touch as well, a touch of humour with I very much enjoy. Anthony who was the auctioneer, I trusted him, that what it was. His approach had his whole heart in it, his whole body in it, his voice is very loud.. his voice made everyone feel at ease. Tell you the truth he’s a gun. Communication was fantastic and also knowing somebody you trust them. Boy you want Anthony at your auction, I tell you right now.



Jane and Rebecca - 18 November 2017

The A-Team Second to None

  I chose Frank because I knew they were local agents and that was really really important to me. Both were always available to speak to me whenever I had any questions, would always follow up with me. In fact, the primary reason was because I felt comfortable with them. Our auction went really went and I have […]

 


I chose Frank because I knew they were local agents and that was really really important to me. Both were always available to speak to me whenever I had any questions, would always follow up with me. In fact, the primary reason was because I felt comfortable with them. Our auction went really went and I have no doubt it was because of the work that was invested in the campaign. I have lived in the Essendon area for a number of years and this is the A-Team, second to none. So thank you Christian , Holly and Anthony and the whole team at Frank Dowling Real Estate.


 



Aggie - 18 November 2017

13 Levien St Essendon Video Testimonial
Outstanding Result, Really Pleased

Probably the most pleasing thing is, was that Frank and Christian really listened and adapted the campaign accordingly. We wanted quite an energetic campaign and someone who communicated throughout and showed a fair degree of passion.

Probably the most pleasing thing is, was that Frank and Christian really listened and adapted the campaign accordingly. We wanted quite an energetic campaign and someone who communicated throughout and showed a fair degree of passion.


Leigh & Michelle - February 2017

Great Agent!

After a long selection process to find the right agent for us, we chose Christian because we found him to be open and honest and certainly not pushy. He not only gave us his assessment of the current market but listened to what we had to say also, a skill may salespeople don’t display. Christian […]

After a long selection process to find the right agent for us, we chose Christian because we found him to be open and honest and certainly not pushy.


He not only gave us his assessment of the current market but listened to what we had to say also, a skill may salespeople don’t display.


Christian delivered everything he said he would, especially in terms of keeping us fully updated throughout the entire campaign.


Overall would have no problems in recommending Christian for buying or selling, he certainly minimized the stress for us in selling our home!


32A Waverley St Essendon VIC 3040


Julian - 14 June 2017

Did what they promised

Dear All at Frank Dowling Estate Agents, We would like to express our thanks to Christian Lonzi, Frank Lucchetti and the staff of Frank Dowling Real Estate for your exemplary handling of the sale of our property. The reputation of Frank Dowling was well known to us and for this reason it was our decision […]

Dear All at Frank Dowling Estate Agents,

We would like to express our thanks to Christian Lonzi, Frank Lucchetti and the staff of Frank Dowling Real Estate for your exemplary handling of the sale of our property.

The reputation of Frank Dowling was well known to us and for this reason it was our decision to engage you as our first and only agent in our sale.

Christian and Frank were always prompt for appointments, enthusiastic and positive. We are sure this led to the very satisfactory result of the sale and re-affirmed our first impression of your professionalism and ethics.

We wish all of Frank Dowling staff the best in the future and if the need arises we will use you again.

Regards

Tony and Lil Barich


Property: 35 Glen St Essendon VIC 3040


Tony and Lil Barich - 1 June 2017

Performance of Anthony Elliott in the sale of Oak Park villa unit

Anthony was recommended to me by a friend. He was one of three agents that I invited to discuss the sale of my home. Out of three agents, I found Anthony to be the easiest to interact with, he was enthusiastic about selling my property and he provided an appraisal that was in line with […]


Anthony was recommended to me by a friend. He was one of three agents that I invited to discuss the sale of my home. Out of three agents, I found Anthony to be the easiest to interact with, he was enthusiastic about selling my property and he provided an appraisal that was in line with my expectations. As it turned out, Anthony had excellent knowledge of the potential buyers who would be interested in my home. He generated substantial interest as evidenced by the first open which attracted 40+ groups of people. Throughout the 4 week schedule 140+ groups viewed the property. Anthony kept the inconvenience to a minimum and did not once ask for an unscheduled inspection. Each inspection was followed up with a phone call to inform me of the progress. Anthony advised very strongly to sell via auction. This was something that I had hoped to avoid and I queried this on multiple occasions. Anthony always listened to me, but continued to strongly recommend auction as he felt this method would achieve the best result. On auction day my property sold for $165,00 above reserve and obviously exceeded all my expectations. The whole sale process, on reflection, was well coordinated and competently handled. Anthony had a clear strategy which he communicated to me. He was readily able to provide justification for his methods when questioned. In terms of how Anthony conducted the actual auction…. he was dynamic, generated excitement and consequently achieved an amazing result. I would highly recommend this real estate agency and agent.


Tanya - March 2017

Professional, knowledgeable and very hard working.

Christian knew the market very well, raised our expectations of the sale price, worked hard to exceed our goals and always kept us well informed of the progress. Selling quickly added to a surprisingly stress free process 12 McCarron Parade Essendon VIC 3040

Christian knew the market very well, raised our expectations of the sale price, worked hard to exceed our goals and always kept us well informed of the progress. Selling quickly added to a surprisingly stress free process


12 McCarron Parade Essendon VIC 3040


David - 14 April 2017

Fantastic!

We recently decided to sell the family home of 44 years after the death of my father in order to have mum move closer to us. Christian at Frank Downing Real Estate, was a stand out professional in terms of his sensitivity to our needs and support of my mum during this emotional time. Christian […]

We recently decided to sell the family home of 44 years after the death of my father in order to have mum move closer to us. Christian at Frank Downing Real Estate, was a stand out professional in terms of his sensitivity to our needs and support of my mum during this emotional time. Christian involved her in every step of the process and was incredibly helpful throughout the campaign. Ultimately he was able to negotiate confidently on her behalf and achieved a wonderful outcome to secure her future stability. We would not hesitate in recommending Christian and the team at Frank Downing Real Estate in selling homes in the area.


37 William St Essendon VIC 3040


Gary - 24 March 2017

Extremely happy with service and result

Anthony Elliott was enthusiastic and encouraging from the moment we signed with Frank Dowling Real Estate. We were given a realistic price estimate for our property and were continuously updated on how the sale campaign was going. We feel it was due to the time and effort put in by Anthony and the staff at […]

Anthony Elliott was enthusiastic and encouraging from the moment we signed with Frank Dowling Real Estate. We were given a realistic price estimate for our property and were continuously updated on how the sale campaign was going. We feel it was due to the time and effort put in by Anthony and the staff at Frank Dowling Real Estate that the end result of the sale of our property exceeded even our expectations. Our thanks also to Christian Lonzi who did a superb job of running the auction.


19 Dale Ave Pascoe Vale VIC 3044


Ingrid Watson - 24 May 2017

Great & Trusted Agent

To engage Christian as my agent is the best decision I have never ever made for my development in northern west suburbs. He is truly local agent, born in local, growing up in local, working in local and also living in local with plenty of knowledge of local market as a expert. During the campaign, […]

To engage Christian as my agent is the best decision I have never ever made for my development in northern west suburbs. He is truly local agent, born in local, growing up in local, working in local and also living in local with plenty of knowledge of local market as a expert. During the campaign, Christian always give me feedback via phone call or email on each week to let me know buyers reaction. Christian very caring my project, keep smooth communication between me and my builder, follow up potential buyers effectively, most importantly sold the property before auction with sweet price. In conclusion, he is a great and trusted agent!


1/249 Union Rd Moonee Ponds VIC 3039


Tom - 21 March 2017

Great Result....

We highly recommend Christian Lonzi and his team to sell your property, they are professionals friendly and hard working he was enthusiastic and positive and he got us the price we wanted, in only 2 and half weeks our property was sold…. thank you so much !! Great effort 74 Deakin St Essendon VIC 3040

We highly recommend Christian Lonzi and his team to sell your property, they are professionals friendly and hard working he was enthusiastic and positive and he got us the price we wanted, in only 2 and half weeks our property was sold…. thank you so much !! Great effort


74 Deakin St Essendon VIC 3040


Marina - 20 March 2017

Christian Lonzi

From our first meeting with Christian Lonzi, both my husband and myself felt very confident that we were dealing with the right agent .Christian put us at ease with his extensive knowledge of the local Real Estate market. He communicated very well with us every step of the way throughout the negotiations of selling our […]

From our first meeting with Christian Lonzi, both my husband and myself felt very confident that we were dealing with the right agent .Christian put us at ease with his extensive knowledge of the local Real Estate market.

He communicated very well with us every step of the way throughout the negotiations of selling our home of 40 years and buying a new property.

Nothing was ever a bother and he was always available. We had great trust in his advice and always felt he had our best interests at heart. Christian made what could easily have been a very difficult time for us , go very smoothly, and we have no hesitation in recommending him.


5 Ballater St Essendon VIC 3040


Noreen - 17 September 2016

Above expectations

Well planned and documented campaign which delivered above expectation result. Christian kept us well informed throughout and was spot on about the serious purchasers following each inspection. 179A Napier Street was presented at its best and his team's interior designers were practical and cost effective. Auction Day was a highlight. Dad was wrapped. Well Done.

Well planned and documented campaign which delivered above expectation result. Christian kept us well informed throughout and was spot on about the serious purchasers following each inspection. 179A Napier Street was presented at its best and his team’s interior designers were practical and cost effective. Auction Day was a highlight. Dad was wrapped. Well Done.


Julian K.

Highly recommend this company

To the team at Frank Dowling Real Estate,

I would like to thank you all for the tremendous effort you put into the selling campaign for my development site at Roseberry Street, Ascot Vale. [...]

To the team at Frank Dowling Real Estate,


I would like to thank you all for the tremendous effort you put into the selling campaign for my development site at Roseberry Street, Ascot Vale. Not only did you sell three of the townhouses fast & efficiently but you even significantly exceeded my expectations on one of them.


In past experiences with other agents I have found that the lack of face to face meetings with buyers has resulted in slow and frustrating campaigns and therefore prices that had to be reluctantly negotiated on.


I have never before experienced this commitment to an off the plan sale with inspection times booked to walk people over the site. This is clearly the stand out effort that helped to sell them so fast.


Then after completion of the project the adaption to reinventing the campaign for my last remaining townhouse to auction was faultless. Once again a sale was secured efficiently and again at an impressive price.


I thank you for your services and I would highly recommend your company to anyone looking to sell their property.


Hassan R.

109 Woodland Street, Essendon

Dear Christian,

I wish to thank you for securing a successful sale for my property at 109 Woodland Street, Essendon. I would highly recommend you & your company to anyone considering selling their home. [...]

Dear Christian,


I wish to thank you for securing a successful sale for my property at 109 Woodland Street, Essendon. I would highly recommend you & your company to anyone considering selling their home.


I did originally list my home with one of your competitors due to them being a larger company. I now realisethe difference in the boutique personal service that you delivered.


Your were absolutely diligent in your communication & the respect of my privacy was amazing after having endured a public & costly sales campaign with the other agent.


I wish you every success and I am sure we will have business dealings in the future. Once again I can not talk more highly of your service and I am also happy to be a phone reference for any future prospective seller you may have.


Christopher S.

Enthusiasm and direct advice

To whom this may concern,

This is by far the easiest testimonial I have ever written. Christian & the team at Frank Dowling real estate undoubtedly delivered on their promises [...]

To whom this may concern,


This is by far the easiest testimonial I have ever written. Christian & the team at Frank Dowling real estate undoubtedly delivered on their promises & blew me away with their professionalism.


Previous to listing my property with Christian I was selling with another agency for 6 months. The agent I was dealing with ridiculously overvalued my property & after securing my business I barely heard from him the entire time. Not only was this quite deflating but it damaged my chances of selling due to the property becoming stale to the public.


When meeting with Christian I was immediately struck by his enthusiasm and appreciated his direct advice regardless that  not all was good news in regards to values. His recommendations were backed up with solid sales evidence .


Reinventing my sales campaign was my biggest concern but Christian presented a detailed marketing campaign that when executed attracted more buyers in one week than I had in the entire previous 6 month campaign.


I feel that rural property is not the easiest to sell in the current market but Christian & his team have  developed some fantastic systems to ensure they get results.


I would highly recommend Christian Lonzi & Frank Dowling Real Estate to anyone considering selling.


Daniel G.

Outcome higher than expected

Hi Christian,

My sister Franca and I would like to thank you and Anthony for the assistance given to us during the sale process of our late Father’s house at 9 Deakin St. [...]

Hi Christian,


My sister Franca and I would like to thank you and Anthony for the assistance given to us during the sale process of our late Father’s house at 9 Deakin St.


Not having sold a house before, it was certainly a learning experience for both of us.


I can say the feedback received on a twice weekly basis kept us well informed of the prospective buyers however the best outcome for us was the higher than expected sale price achieved.


The level of professionalism shown by Anthony and yourself left us in no doubt that we had chosen the right Agent to sell the property. The personal touch from a smaller company was very evident and appreciated.


We are happy for you to show this note to potential sellers as we know from our experience that we have no hesitation in recommending your office.


Vince S.

Extremely patient

Dear Christian

Being a single mother the thought of selling and making a move was quite a daunting one at first. It wasn’t until my friends Barbara & Peter decided to sell that I mustered up the confidence to do so myself. [...]

Dear Christian


Being a single mother the thought of selling and making a move was quite a daunting one at first. It wasn’t until my friends Barbara & Peter decided to sell that I mustered up the confidence to do so myself. They recommended me to discuss the process with you and spoke highly of your service & integrity.


After our first meeting I instantly understood why they were so happy with your service. You were extremelysensitive & patient with me and helped me to feel secure with my decision to make the move. You also tailored my terms to ensure I would not end without a home by recommending a long settlement.


During the sales campaign I could not help but be nervous about the pending auction and when I communicated this, you managed to secure me a sale prior to the auction & well above my reserve & expectations.


I now, like my friends, can not speak more highly of your service & I would be happy to recommend you to anyone selling their home. Thank you once again for making a very daunting task so simple.


Margaret S.

Outstanding property management

Dear Christian

The ink is now dry on the documents relating to the sale of our property in Pascoe Vale. Thanks to you, every part of the transaction went smoothly & efficiently with a minimum of stress to us [...]

Dear Christian


The ink is now dry on the documents relating to the sale of our property in Pascoe Vale. Thanks to you, every part of the transaction went smoothly & efficiently with a minimum of stress to us given that we are not in the country. We are amazed at the price you were able to obtain at auction & want to express our thanks for your warmth, courtesy & efficiency.


As this will be our last contact with Frank Dowling for some time, we would like you to know how impressed we were with your company, from the courtesy of the office personnel to the outstanding property management by Jane. Having experienced many Property Managers over the past ten years or so, we knew from our very first contact with Jane that she outshone the rest!


If our circumstances change in the next few years and we return to Australia we will certainly be making you our first port of call. Needless to say we will be recommending you to family & friends.


We wish you success & prosperity for the future.


Stephen & Melanie O.

Impressed by enthusiasm and diligence

Dear Christian & Anthony,

Peter and I would like to thankyou for all you did concerning the sale of our home in Moonee Ponds.
We first met you at an open house and was impressed by your enthusiasm [...]

Dear Christian & Anthony,


Peter and I would like to thankyou for all you did concerning the sale of our home in Moonee Ponds.


We first met you at an open house and was impressed by your enthusiasm and diligence in relation to the listing and sale of our property. In particular we appreciated your professional and courteous approach in relation to the sale of our property and your punctuality in keeping us informed of relevant developments.


Your friendly and honest dealing with us and the purchaser was undoubtedly a factor in bringing about finality in the sale of our property. We have no hesitancy in recommending you to other intending vendors.


Peter & Carlyn P.

Far exceeding our expectations

We have just had a great experience with Christian Lonzi of Frank Dowling Real Estate selling our Essendon property for a price far exceeding our expectations. Christian conducted the auction in a most professional way. All our friends commented on his effort. Pre auction marketing was done professionally and we were kept informed at all […]


We have just had a great experience with Christian Lonzi of Frank Dowling Real Estate selling our Essendon property for a price far exceeding our expectations. Christian conducted the auction in a most professional way. All our friends commented on his effort. Pre auction marketing was done professionally and we were kept informed at all times. Congratulations on your effort. Thanks also to your team.


Leigh & Michelle - February 2017

Thankyou to all at Frank Dowling in Essendon

I wish to express my gratitude to Christian Lonzi from Frank Dowling for the excellent service he provided in marketing and selling my property in Essendon. Christian has a courteous, professional manner which made the sales process as stress free as possible. Possessing a strong work ethic, he was in constant contact and displayed an […]

I wish to express my gratitude to Christian Lonzi from Frank Dowling for the excellent service he provided in marketing and selling my property in Essendon. Christian has a courteous, professional manner which made the sales process as stress free as possible. Possessing a strong work ethic, he was in constant contact and displayed an obvious knowledge of the area which you expect from a boutique agency. I also have to commend Christian on his tenacity during the auction which ensured we got the best possible sales outcome, exceeding all expectations. I have no hesitation in recommending Christian for his dedication and his integrity coupled with a very personable nature. My sincere appreciation to all at Frank Dowling.


M. D'Asunto

Low stress, great result!

This was the 4th home we had sold together and we knew what sort of agent we wanted. One that had a great knowledge of the market, was matter of fact and was personally involved in the process, call it boutique or niche. Christian got the price spot on, the other agents were all over […]

This was the 4th home we had sold together and we knew what sort of agent we wanted. One that had a great knowledge of the market, was matter of fact and was personally involved in the process, call it boutique or niche. Christian got the price spot on, the other agents were all over the place, he made the process simple but more so stress free, I never had a thought that he did not care, his entire communication was about moving our property and even after the sale, you could see that he cared. Money is a by product of quality service and Frank Dowling and Christian provide service and as such they deserve their fee.


S. Christensen

Outstanding experience

We immediately felt comfortable with Christian and the team at Frank Dowling, when we met to discuss the sale of our property. The price estimate for sale turned out to be very accurate, and they maximised our earning potential. Communication from Christian was outstanding. Every second-day or so, we would receive an update from him, […]

We immediately felt comfortable with Christian and the team at Frank Dowling, when we met to discuss the sale of our property. The price estimate for sale turned out to be very accurate, and they maximised our earning potential. Communication from Christian was outstanding. Every second-day or so, we would receive an update from him, advising of how the campaign was progressing, the interested parties, and the expectations leading into Auction day. Importantly, Christian listened to our opinions when it came to preparing the property, price setting, campaign marketing and advertising; and we collectively made a joint decision on the best approach right throughout. Probably the most noticeable feature of the entire experience, was the amount of energy and passion that went into our campaign. Christian made it seem like we were his only client at the time! We were so pleased that we recommended Christian and the team at Frank Dowling to our parents who also recently sold. Financially, their result was unbelievable and even better than ours… We will continue to recommend Frank Dowling to friends and family who happen to be selling their property in the area…


S & T McDonald

A sincere thankyou

Selling my house was an emotional decision. I am so glad I chose Christian to help me through this process. He was so patient and understanding with me, I’m not sure I would have got my house on the market if it wasn’t for Christian. So Christian from the bottom of my heart, I thank […]

Selling my house was an emotional decision. I am so glad I chose Christian to help me through this process. He was so patient and understanding with me, I’m not sure I would have got my house on the market if it wasn’t for Christian. So Christian from the bottom of my heart, I thank you. The result was great and the timing was just perfect! I would highly recommend Christian to anyone as a very honest, helpful and caring real estate agent to deal with. Thanks again Christian and team!


R. Manno

Great Result!!

We highly recommend Christian Lonzi and his team to sell your property, they are professionals friendly and hard working he was enthusiastic and positive and he got us the price we wanted, in only 2 and half weeks our property was sold…. thank you so much !! Great effort

We highly recommend Christian Lonzi and his team to sell your property, they are professionals friendly and hard working he was enthusiastic and positive and he got us the price we wanted, in only 2 and half weeks our property was sold…. thank you so much !! Great effort


D.Wolfe

58 Blair Street, Maribyrnong, VIC 3032

We can’t thank Christian enough for his market knowledge, professionalism and great communication prior to and throughout the sale of our property. He was always keeping us updated in the lead up to the Auction and the result of the sale was a credit to him. His honesty and friendly manner meant that their were […]

We can’t thank Christian enough for his market knowledge, professionalism and great communication prior to and throughout the sale of our property. He was always keeping us updated in the lead up to the Auction and the result of the sale was a credit to him. His honesty and friendly manner meant that their were no sale nerves at our end and we always knew he would work hard to achieve the best result on Auction day.


Alex B.

Professional experience

My wife and i bought a place with these guys, rented out a place with them, then just sold that place with them. Been dealing with these guys for more than 8 years and it's been a very seamless and professional experience. Can't recommend Christian and the team highly enough. Thanks for everything.

My wife and i bought a place with these guys, rented out a place with them, then just sold that place with them. Been dealing with these guys for more than 8 years and it’s been a very seamless and professional experience. Can’t recommend Christian and the team highly enough. Thanks for everything.


Jimmy O.

No-nonsense approach to Real Estate

Dear Christian & team,

We wish to express our sincere thanks to you for all you did in helping us to secure a very successful auction result on our family home.
Your father, Andrew, handled all our property sales in the past [...]

Dear Christian & team,


We wish to express our sincere thanks to you for all you did in helping us to secure a very successful auction result on our family home.


Your father, Andrew, handled all our property sales in the past and our experience’s then were always great, however, conventional wisdom says that vendors should seek more than one market opinion, so we asked three other agents to appraise our property.


That exercise served to confirm what we already knew about you, your family & Frank Dowling Real Estate. And that is that yours remains a no-nonsense approach to Real Estate, telling us what we needed to hear, not necessarily what we wanted to hear.


That wasn’t always the case with the other appraisals and in a climate of dizzy Real Estate stories it’s vital that things are kept in perspective. That’s where your years of collective experience really came into their own and ultimately that is what made the difference.


The personal attention we received was second to none. The quality of advertising and fliers was first class and no doubt contributed to the very large number of inspections we had. The Open Houses and the Auction itself were all conducted with the utmost sensitivity and professionalism and it certainly helped to ease us through the process.


Our thanks also go to the office staff who were there to answer any questions and provide back-up when needed. A successful business is never about just one person.


We would recommend, unreservedly, you agency to anyone seeking to lighten the burden of buying or selling property and thank you again for doing exactly that for us.


John & Jill D.

Positive attitude and fully committed

To whom this may concern.

We wish to provide the testimonial below regarding our agent Christian Lonzi...

To whom this may concern.


We wish to provide the testimonial below regarding our agent Christian Lonzi.


When we first met with Christian and entrusted him  to sell our house which we have lived in for over 30 years we were both a little nervous and unsure if we had made the right decision.  We put  extra pressure on him with our specific date for the auction.  Christian was willing to work with our requests.


We were soon impressed with his speed of action and thoroughness with all aspects of the sale. He wasted no time getting the property advertised  and put in long hours ensuring everything possible was done to maximise interest.


Christian kept us informed  after every inspection and followed up on all leads with a very professional process giving us all the feedback from interested parties.   Christian’s work effort, level of customer service and enthusiasm  gave us confidence that we would achieve the best possible outcome and helped relax us.  Christian’s positive attitude throughout the campaign was refreshing  and steadying.


Having watched some agents at auctions recently who appeared disinterested and going through the motions made us realise that Christian’s promise to commit 100% to the sale of our home were not just empty words and made a difference.  His efforts at the auction were indicative of his passion for achieving a great result for us.


We would like to thank Christian for his professionalism, his enthusiasm and hard work, and commitment  to the sale of our property


Jan & Peter K.