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Affliliation with McGrath

Friday, 02nd December 2011

Founder of McGrath Estate Agents, John McGrath

With over 8,000 members, 1000 unique visitors a day, 10,000 visits a week and 100,000 page views a month, stratalive.com.au is growing at a rapid pace.

As we move into 2012, you will find even more help and assistance here at your fingertips.

This site was created to give every apartment owner as much information as possible about strata and apartment living which includes:- finding the right strata manager, legislation, investment, legal issues, finance, renovation, interior design, gardens, pet, appliances and maintenance.

With many of you asking for referrals to real estate agents to help with the sale, purchase, rental or management of your strata property, we have now formed an affiliation with real estate leader, McGrath Estate Agents.

As the founder of stratalive.com.au, I chose to form this affiliation with McGrath because I know, through my own experience, they best understand the client, they best communicate with their client and the service excellence from McGrath is unmatched anywhere in the industry.

My relationship with McGrath has spanned many years.  In fact its founder, John McGrath and I both started our career in real estate with the same company over 25 years ago.

I have spent a lot of time with John over the years and if I had to cut the McGrath philosophy down to one sentence it would be, 'There is no one more important than your Client."  That philosophy fits perfectly with stratalive.com.au.

I personally use McGrath with all my real estate dealings whenever possible.

When selling my last home I emailed John and asked him for one of his leading agents to come out of area to sell my house.  And so it happened.  Nothing was a problem, the campaign went smoothly, the auction was a huge success and the sale price was more than we had expected.  The buyer came from out of area after seeing our house in the McGrath Magazine.

The reason for my affiliation with McGrath is because the McGrath experience is on a totally different level to any other.  I would only feel comfortable recommending that same level of service to you.

We will have links to mcgrath.com.au and John's blog.  We will also link directly to John's top property picks on the homepage of the site each week and in the New Year we will include some market commentary and tips from John also.

It is with great pleasure that I welcome McGrath on board.  I am sure their advice, support and assistance will be very valuable to the stratalive members and readers.

If you would like to know more about McGrath Estate Agents visit www.mcgrath.com.au

By Cindy Martin

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Comment from K-top on Friday, 16th December 2011

I learnt the hard way that the McGrath way is the only way. After a couple of false starts I gave my unit to McGrath to sell and the level of service and attention was second to none and I don't say that lightly.

That goes for this site as well. There was no where to go for lot owners before Cindy started this site. We have had major problems with our building and she has been out here so many times to help us I don't know how we could have sorted out our mess without her. She is committed to helping the average lot owner and her help has been invaluable.

No wonder you guys are friends. Neither of you compromise on the level of service or communication. I think it is terrific that John is making even better an already fabulous site.

Comment from Dangles on Monday, 12th December 2011

From one John to another, Welcome! I love this site and it is great to see you come on board. Thanks, I already have your investment e-book. There is so much to know about buying an apartment for the first time. I had no idea that strata was so complex. I looked at an investment apartment on the weekend and the agent said that if I bought it, I HAD to give it to them to manage.

For novices like me, it can get tricky. Any advice you can give us will be greatly appreciated.

Comment from tenant on Tuesday, 06th December 2011

Welcome John. Thanks for making the time to come here and help us. You must be crazy with all your commitments plus The Block. Like they say...if you want anything done and done properly, throw it at the busy guy!

Comment from Teddy on Sunday, 04th December 2011

Nice to see you here John. Thanks for coming on board!

Comment from Jason on Saturday, 03rd December 2011

Welcome John. Real estate help here will be much appreciated. It is a big part of strata living.

Comment from Polly on Friday, 02nd December 2011

Wow...John McGrath. Welcome on board. I am a regular to the site. I would have died of a heart attack if I didn't find this site when I did. Cindy has certainly made strata a lot easier - and less stressful - for us mere lot owners.

Can you please give the producers at The Block a smack on the wrists about changing their product from units to houses. Cindy followed everything at the Vaucluse block and now it is not strata anymore, we don't get her take. At the Block in Vaucluse, your auctioneer was the only decent one of the lot - and how embarrassing were the auctioneers last year.

So excited you are here...your certainly are a cut above the rest!

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