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Getting to know Barry...
Managing positive outcomes is second nature for Barry, allowing him to draw on his extensive sales experience to create exceptional results. His history of corporate management and franchise ownership has helped hone his negotiating skills and refine his impressive level of communication.
As a Pakenham resident living in Lakeside, Barry has developed an in depth understanding of the property market throughout the Cardinia Shire. This helps when guiding buyers into the most suitable properties, but more importantly, vendors reap the rewards when it comes to marketing their home with him.
If you are looking to sell, Barry will represent you and your home professionally, and deliver an exciting campaign that delivers on his commitment,
“To pursue without hesitation, the best result possible for those that engage him”. If actions speak louder than words, it’s time you met this action agent and found out for yourself!
Great person to deal with. Happy with result of sale, reached the price we wanted. Pleasantly happy with Century 21 Pakenham office. Would deal with them again should need happen to arise. Cheers.
Liz & Allen Grace - Vendors
GREAT SERVICE AND COMMUNICATION
Barry and Christine were great through the whole process. We started with a quiet meeting in our home with the two of them, and from the start we felt comfortable with their persona's and attitude towards being the agent of choice. After engaging them as the ones to sell our house, Christine and Barry communicated their thoughts on what we should do to make the place presentable, which turned out to be great advice. When the photos were taken and the property went on the market, the house looked awesome, and sold for more than what we expected. We would highly recommend using Barry and Christine to sell houses in the Pakenham area, as they seem to really know what is happening and what the market trends are. Thanks heaps again.
Joanne & Simon McMannis - Vendors
Barry has a friendly demeanour and is obviously skilled in what he does. He has a sound knowledge base and he and his team achieved a good result for me.
Rebecca Swanton – Vendor
Barry has always been straight forward and honest, which is something i value in an agent. i was hesitant in going through 21st century after a previous bad experience, however decided to give Barry a chance and am forever thankful that I did. Great work Barry...
Rebecca Higgins – Vendor
ABOVE MY EXPECTATIONS
I found Barry a pleasure to deal with, his advice and communication were above my expectations and the net result off getting more than I thought for my property was a bonus.
Stuart Chiron – Vendor
SALE BY PHONE
We were overseas during the sale process. Prompt communication and smooth selling process. Really happy with the service.
Venkat Lavu – Vendor
I found Barry to be a very calm and fantastic listener. He was a good negotiator and helped me to get an ABOVE EXPECTED price for my home. Barry was easy to communicate with and I found he had a lot of knowledge about the area and prices. I would highly recommend you contact him if you are thinking of selling. You will not be disappointed. I had a pain free selling experience and it was due to the great team of Barry & Christine.
Noeleen Van Duin - Vendor
My Wife and I found both Barry and Christine very professional and results orientated. They were courteous and respectful of our wishes and ached the desired result. I would not hesitate in recommending their services.
Steve & Sue Waters - Vendors
Barry and Christine were very professional and nothing was ever a problem. Very good to deal with. Highly recommend.
Kerri & Jack Sussmilch – Vendors
A very quick and stress free experience with record price achieved in area.
Geoff Rush – Vendor
The sale of our house was effortless in every way and the results were fantastic. His communication and constant updates throughout the viewing/sale period was always honest, confident and informative. Barry's professionalism and friendly manner is of the highest standard. Thank you so much Barry.
Melanie Wells - Vendor
We found Barry to be very friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and easy to deal with. Barry listened to what we had to say about how we wanted our house to be marketed and our goals regarding price, the offered very sound advice on how to proceed. The fact that Barry lives in the area was an important factor for us, when selecting him to market our house.
Bronwyn Hall - Vendor
Our dealings with Barry were both rewarding and enjoyable. He worked tirelessly, was available 24/7 and always provided viewers feedback which was most important to us. The major point – he sold.
Anne & Barry Armstrong - Vendors
We were very happy with Barry. We sold very quickly for the price we had hoped for.
Kace Ross - Vendor
QUICK AND EASY
Barry and Christine were very helpful. This was our first time selling a property and they talked us through every step. It made the process much more comfortable. The property sold quickly and we got a great price.
Shayne & Kelly – Vendors
Would definitely recommend Barry, he went out of his way to help me find the perfect house. I met Barry at another of his open homes and when he heard what I was looking for he did not hesitate to arrange a viewing of a house he thought would be perfect for me. Within the hour the ball was rolling on my purchase. Barry was upfront and honest and we were able to sign that night (he worked after hours) Always available to call and he was a pleasure to deal with.
Tanya Dorling - Purchaser
Barry is very professional and knowledgeable on the area in Pakenham. Great feedback on opens and would highly recommend him.
Tania Stocco – Vendor
BACKS IT UP!
Barry said from the initial meeting that he will get me over 670k and he backed it up! He sold my house in 4 days and guided us through every step of the way. I highly recommend Barry and the team.
Justin & Anne Ellis - Vendors
I bought the property of my choice in quick and short period of time with the help of Barry. He was responsive on my requests, helpful, friendly and professional. I found him honest when it comes to advice on property. I am thankful for his timely assistance.
Shabnam Oad- Purchaser
BARRY’S A GOOD BLOKE
We purchased a home from Barry and found he was always available for questions, even after the sale. Thanks Barry and the team at Century21.
Maree Eims - Purchaser
We found Barry and Christine to have a very positive outlook on their expectations on the sale of our property, which was followed through on. I give them 10 plus.
Rob & Dianne Lancaster - Vendors
We had the best experience thanks to Barry and Christine. It's very hard to describe in a few words, but what we felt was professionalism and they kept in touch with us at all times during the process. We would highly recommend them to anyone looking for an agent.
Cristina & Cornel Tuturas - Vendors
KNOWLEDGE & PROFESSIONALISM
We found the whole process of selling our home with Barry very straight forward. Barry was polite, approachable, professional and very knowledgeable about the local market. He kept us informed with how the sale of our home was progressing and within FOUR DAYS, our home was sold. We would like to thank Barry, Christine and the whole Century 21 team for all their help for making the sale go smoothly for us. We recommend Century 21.
Ian & Pauline Rossiter - Vendors
We appreciated Barry's market knowledge and his no-nonsense approach. We would recommend Barry and Christine, especially in the Lakeside area of Pakenham.
Renee Caddy - Vendor
HAPPY AS LARRY
When we decided to sell our house we were so confused about which agent to go with. We had met with several of the local agents and then we met Christine and Barry. We decided to sell our house with them. It was the best decision we could have made as we ended up selling for more than we were told by other agents that we could get. From the start we found Christine and Barry to be very helpful in guiding us on how to present our home for sale. We would definitely recommend them to anyone we knew that wanted to sell their house.
Ryan Tempest – Vendor
MASTERS OF SELLING
Selling your home and finding the right agent to sell it can be very stressful. After interviewing several agents I decided Barry and Christine were the best choice for me. From our initial meeting I felt part of the selling process by being allowed to decide on open times, photos used, settlement terms etc. They are locals and so their knowledge of Lakeside is a real asset. If you have a property you want to sell, then there is no other choice but Barry and Christine at Century 21. They sold my home in 3 days and I was thrilled with the price they were able to achieve.
Thank you both for all your attention to detail.
Melanie Casey - Vendor
FIRST TIME SELLER
We would definitely recommend Barry & Christine. As first time sellers, they guided us through the process & took into account our hectic lives with a toddler and made the sale process very easy and smooth sailing. House sold within 3 weeks, very happy. Thank you!
Rachel & Ryan Millier - Vendor
VERY EXPERIENCED AGENT
Barry has fantastic local knowledge of the market and walked us through the selling process, being first time sellers. He kept us informed along the way and achieved a great result for us, selling within the first week. We couldn't have been happier or more confident in our choice of agent.
Sarah & Tim - Vendors
PROMPT AND RELIABLE
Our dealings with Barry and Century 21 were pleasant and professional. We are very happy with our purchase and the prompt and reliable service we experienced. We would have no hesitation in recommending Barry McMurchie and Century 21 in Pakenham to family or friends.
Stephen & Rhonda Belson - Purchaser
VERY HAPPY VENDOR
Barry and Christine were great to deal with. They were friendly, patient and easy to talk to, and being the first time I've sold a property, guided me through the process comfortably. I felt like I was kept in the loop at all times, and within 12 days I had two offers to consider, with a contract signed that night! Could not recommend them more highly!
Liesel Haar - Vendor
NO HASSLES, ALWAYS A SMILE
Barry and Christine, thank you for selling our home. We were very pleased with the price, the marketing, and just everything concerned with the sale. There were no hassles what so ever and we never felt intimidated at any time, always a smile.
We would gladly recommend you to anyone thinking of selling a home, great work!
Pam & Ted Corke - Vendors
HELPFUL AND APPROACHABLE
Found Barry very helpful and very approachable. We would recommend at any time.
Sandra & Peter Mascoll - Purchasers
BEST AGENT FOR THE BEST RESULT
Overall, it was an “awesome experience” dealing with an agent such as Barry. His knowledge for selling and/or buying properties really helped us. A very straight forward person and would not have second thoughts on helping people in need. I would highly recommend Barry to all our family and friends.
Allen Legaspi - Vendor
STRESS FREE - HAPPY BUYER
I'd dealt with a number of different agents before I came in contact with Barry and Century 21. What can I say very impressed and I would 100 % recommend him, we kept in contact by text no question was any issue, when I wanted an inspection it was what time would suit me. Basic facts about the property (You would be surprised how many agents didn't know some basic stuff), even showing me on the final inspection how the double turn-key works. Good quality service with attention to detail, thank you Barry you made the process a lot simpler and stress free.
Matthew Koczy – Purchaser
YOU LISTENED TO MY NEEDS
Thankyou Christine & Barry for selling my home in a couple of weeks from the signing of the Contract. I thankyou for communicating with me every step of the way during the selling process. Your professionalism and knowledge was outstanding. You listened to my needs and gave me sound advice, helping me feel comfortable throughout the whole process. I would highly recommend you to any Vendor or Purchaser. You certainly lived up to the Century 21 Agents' motto "SMARTER. BOLDER. FASTER."
Judith Lepke - Vendor
MORE THAN I EXPECTED
I found Christine and her staff to be very professional in every way. From dealing with my tenant, conducting regular open houses/inspections, and her regular feedback to me after each inspection. In the end I had 2 offers on the table, the end result being above my expectation.
Kay Wadey - Vendor
SOLD IN ONE DAY!
Selling your home is one of the biggest and most emotional decisions in a person’s life so I wanted someone who cared as much about it as I did, enter....Barry McMurchie of Century 21 Real Estate. Imagine my elation when my home sold within 24 hours for a price I was definitely happy with. The process was seamless from marketing to contracts and then the sale. I would recommend anyone who is thinking of selling their home to contact Barry and let him help make your dreams a reality. I am a very happy customer who received “professional and friendly service from a man that knows his stuff”. Thank you Barry!!
Carol Barker – Berwick Vendor
FAST FAST FAST SALE!
Christine and Barry were very knowledgeable with the current market and gave us realistic expectations on the value of our house. They did an amazing job and obviously priced our house well as it sold within 1 day at way above our expectations. Very happy with our experience and definitely will be recommending them to our friends and family.
Kim & Michael Meyer - Vendor
IMPRESSIVE & PROFESSIONAL
We placed our house on the Market with Century 21 in April 12th 2015.
We made contact with Christine and Barry and at that time and since have been suitably impressed with their courteous manner and professionalism.
Their advice was always accepted and was always offered with our welfare in mind.
After every Open Day or phone contact with both Christine and Barry we were always updated immediately with any developments and at no stage were we made to feel uncomfortable due to our many phone calls with our never ending list of questions which were attended both day and night.
The advice given to us throughout our first meeting to the last meeting with this lovely couple was professional and we felt always in our best interest.
Our home was always treated with respect and at no time did we feel uncomfortable leaving them in the care of our home whilst we vacated for Open Days.
Throughout our short relationship we were made to feel like we were friends of the couple and content with all their interactions and at no time felt that we were mislead or made feel discontent with their service.
We would have no hesitation in recommending Barry or Christine to others who may be looking for an Agent to Market their home.
At first we were hesitant with putting the home up for sale due to the many and frightening stories we had been told by others about their dealings with others Agent but as stated previously none of this occurred with Christine and Barry.
We are both very satisfied clients and very pleased that in 3.5 weeks they have been able to market our home and deliver a good outcome both for ourselves and the buyers.
Sue and Kevin Jones, 21 Mirrabooka Rd Maryknoll - Vendor
FANTASTIC - RECOMMENDED
Barry has been fantastic. He was and is an absolute pleasure to deal with. I found him to be honest and trustworthy, not qualities often found with real estate agents. It was never about the commission. He was attentive to our needs and patient at the same time. He was always just a phone call away. He returned calls in a very timely manner and I think over the whole sale process we didn't even go 24 hours without talking or emailing. I recommend Barry and Century 21 at any chance I get.
Marlene Jones - Vendor
CUSTOMER SERVICE 10/10
Barry McMurchie was very friendly and helpful from the start to the finish. He was very prompt with his responses and keen to clear any queries we had. He not only helped us with a new property, he also made it easy for us to rent out our current property. Dealing with Barry has been a delight and I would give him 10 out of 10 for his customer service. Thanks Barry.
Jennifer & Yesh - Purchaser.
A GREAT JOB – WELL DONE
If there was a superstar title for real estate agents the “McMurchie Team” would receive this award, hands down.
Chris & Marcia Rogerson – Vendors
Barry and Christine were absolutely amazing, from their vast knowledge of property sales in Pakenham to their excellent marketing strategies. Our home was sold in 5 days and the result was much, much higher than we ever hoped for when listing our property. We can't thank them enough for all their help from start to finish. They are the most reliable, genuine agents in Pakenham.
Thanks again Barry and Christine you’re superstars!
Cody Toppin - Vendor
I found my experience with Century 21 to be a rewarding one from start to finish. Barry was very attentive and quick to respond to my every need. His experience, knowledge and professionalism is what makes a good salesperson, able to deliver and respond to his clients requirements. Barry was a pleasure to deal with throughout the whole buying experience. I would not hesitate to recommend Barry to another.
Angela Makris - Purchaser
FIRST TIME SELLING
This was my first time selling a house and Barry took the time to make sure I understood everything, and I was happy with the decisions I made. He did a fantastic job and my house was sold quickly and efficiently. He is definitely one of the good real estate agents.
Caitlin Visca – Vendor
I was very impressed with Barry. He was professional, knowledgeable and very helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. He was accessible at all times and I would highly recommend him.
Kirsten Milner – Purchaser
Highly recommend Barry McMurchie, very knowledgeable on the local Market, communicated well over the negotiation period and respected the situation with both myself (purchaser) and vendor.
Jodie Turpin – Purchaser
DILIGENT, ETHICAL & HARDWORKING
We would like to thank Barry, Christine at the staff at Century 21 Pakenham. They have been diligent, ethical and hard working. They have made a stressful process in selling our home into a much easier process.
With thanks, Doris & Jeff Crozier - Vendors
Barry was fantastic to work with. During the purchase of the house there was open communication and as a first time buyer, he talked me through the whole process. I appreciated the fact that he was able to meet for private inspections on a Sunday and was flexible when making further meetings. He was honest and had good credibility. I would recommend him to others and would use this agent in the future.
Emma Rogers – Purchaser
A TRUE PROFFESSIONAL
Previously, I had decided to use an agent to sell my rental property from an agency who had been managing it for some time as a rental property. A contract of sale was signed and well after the cooling off period several calls were initiated by me for weeks to follow up on settlement, but ended in the buyer walking out. No deposit was secured and I was left with only disappointment, expenses and questions. I decided to take a fresh start by leaving the previous agent, who displayed his true colours when criticising his competition. From the first meeting with Barry McMurchie, he showed true passion in his profession as a real estate agent, and an empathetic approach to my situation. Although it was for a short period, Barry maintained regular contact with me and he was able to sell my property above the price I had expected to settle for previously. I have owned 10 properties of which most I have sold. When an agent does not stop negotiating after he knows both parties will sign a contract, but continues to work for the seller to the end, everyone is happy. Win, Win, Win. Again thank you Barry.
Steven Gibbs JP (Qual) for the State of Queensland - Vendor
NEGOTIATION SKILLS, SECOND TO NONE
Our dealings with Barry (and the team) from 21st Century Real Estate was brilliant. We found Barry professional and honest and extremely informative of how the area was performing. This honesty created no false illusions with regards to sale price to set, and his negotiation skills to get us the best price possible was second to none. We would recommend him highly.
Christine O’Connor - Vendor
BEST I’VE DEALT WITH
Barry gave us great advice on what buyers are looking for, and how to present and advertise our home. He has a great understanding of his local market in Pakenham and works extremely hard for his clients. We were kept fully informed throughout the process, which lead to a quick and successful outcome. I would happily recommend Barry to anyone. He’s the best real estate agent I’ve ever dealt with.
Andrew Thompson – Vendor
We were very happy with the service and professionalism displayed by Barry when selling and purchasing our new properties. Barry made the process simple and dealt with minor hiccups along the way with his usual charismatic charm. We would have no problem recommending Barry to prospective buyers and sellers and would gladly use his services again. He is a pleasure to deal with.
Steve & Andrea Hoy – Vendors & Purchasers
COULDN’T BE MORE PLEASED
We couldn't be more pleased with Barry. He made the buying of our house easier because he kept in touch with us and explained things so well. We wish he had been in the area when we sold our house, we would have chosen him for the sale of it as well.
Les & Sheryl Barcham - Purchasers
OLD FASHIONED CUSTOMER SERVICE
In a world that seems to have forgotten about old fashioned customer service, it’s wonderful to see it is still out there. Our first impression of Barry was based on his knowledge, patience and great insight into the marketing of our house. After a second visit that included Christine, it was an easy but somewhat emotional decision to sell and move on. We knew we had a unique home both inside and out, and Barry used this to show perspective buyers why we stood out from the rest. After only 7 days and after several tense hours, we accepted an offer. Both Erica and I have extensive retail, sales and management backgrounds and we feel blessed to have been on the other side of the experience. We have total respect for Barry and Co for making it happen.
Rob & Erica - Vendors
I would just like to pass on my sincere thanks to Barry for the success of selling our house. Your professionalism and complete dedication in obtaining a more than expected price was a credit to your business. A man of his word and the most honest real estate agent I have come across. I am looking to do further business with you and will pass on my recommendations.
Paul English – Vendor
I just wanted to say thank you very much to Barry for his outstanding professional service, provided while selling our first home. My family and I are very grateful for the service we received in reaching our goal. From the moment we engaged your service we were blown away, as it’s rare to receive such great customer service, delivered each and every time. Thanks so much to Barry and Christine!
Sharlene & Brandon Vangunster – Vendors