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Buyers Advocates Stonnington

Tim Picken & Andrew Smith, Stonnington Buyers Advocates

Tim Picken & Andrew Smith

Position: Director, Principal Buyer Advocate

Tim Picken

Tim’s comfortable interaction with people has stood the test of time and he is considered a leader in the real estate industry. He’s known success as a real estate agent since he was 20 years old, coveted with awards during his tenure as Partner at both Kay and Burton, and Jellis Craig.

Clients often turn into friends and while Tim is clear eyed about the ups and downs of the business, he believes he’s chosen a career that can genuinely help people. Therefore it was a natural fit for Tim to transition into the advisory side of the industry where he now represents buyers on the acquisition and advises sellers through the marketing and readying of homes for sale in conjunction with the best selling agents in the local Boroondara and Stonnington areas.

Tim prides himself on being a great Dad to his 11yr old twins, Benny and Lulu, and plays an active part with them in the community through schooling, sport and recreation, and is a corporate sponsor of the Glen Iris Gladiators JFC. Golf also occupies a place of considerable importance in his life, being a member at Kingston Heath Golf Club.

Tim Picken’s reputation as one of Melbourne’s finest property advisors is continuously reinforced by outstanding results.

Andrew Smith

From the moment he left school Andrew knew he wanted to be in real estate. The industry was just a natural fit for a personable, hard working young man and he sold his first property at 18 years old. That success continued and he soon built an enviable track record across the Stonnington area. Andrew naturally connects with people and enjoys helping them. He believes this is what real estate is all about.

Andrew has worked for some of Australia’s largest property firms, Mirvac and Asia Pacific Building Corporation, but is best known for his reputation and successful tenure with Kay & Burton South Yarra.

Having renovated and developed a number of residential properties in the Stonnington area, Andrew has a great understanding of building, planning, construction process and marketing.

He likes people and they like him. His ability to listen carefully is an essential attribute honed by three daughters eager for his attention. His daughters all attend schools locally in Stonnington, and Andrew is well versed in the knowledge of the various school zones and the effect on the housing market.

Andrew appreciates a challenge, whether it’s walking the Kokoda Track or negotiating a great result for his clients. Nothing is too much trouble or too hard. He is prepared to do everything he can for the people who depend on him to deliver their real estate goals.

Significant Involvements

Tim & Andrew have been involved in over $3B of real estate transactions across their 20+ year careers. Some significant achievements for clients are below:

$ 20.75 Million Toorak
$ 12.2 Million Toorak
$ 10 Million Armadale
$ 9 Million Malvern East
$ 6 Million Toorak
$ 5.5 Million Toorak
$ 4.1 Million Armadale
$ 4 Million Malvern
$ 4 Million Malvern East
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Here’s what our clients have to say
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    It is with great pleasure to write this letter of recommendation for your assistance in finding us our family home (in our dream street too!) in the Gascoigne Estate, East Malvern. Engaging you to represent us was the best decision we made. You made us feel like we were your only clients and gave us your utmost attention, expertise and knowledge about the local market. Your insights, contacts and strategy in securing our family home can only be applauded and admired. I doubt many people would have been able to replicate what you managed to achieve, especially given the number of interested parties vying for the property you secured for us. We thank you once again for your amazing efforts and would have no hesitations in engaging your help again should we be in the market to transact again.

    John & Leny
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    Tim was excellent at clearly identify both pros and cons for each property which helped greatly in my decision making process. His market knowledge, endless real estate industry contacts and exceptional negotiating skills made him invaluable. He is dedicated, polite, extremely helpful and provided excellent advice with frequent communication. All of these attributes made Tim a fantastic resource and the whole process of buying our home so simple.

    Helen Roderick
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    We are very happy with the purchase of our new property in Hawthorn. Tim’s real estate market experience, contacts and advice in negotiation was extremely helpful to the point we would not have secured this property without him. I would highly recommend Tim and his expertise to anyone looking to use a Buyers Advocate to purchase their next property.

    Kevin McKinnon
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    We had previously considered engaging a buyers advocate to assist us, and when my wife first contacted Tim Picken, it was clearly evident we would benefit from his help and expertise. We secured our lovely family home (before scheduled auction) due to Tim’s savvy and expert strategy, and for a price lower than the expected auction price. I can say without any doubt that we would not have secured the property without his help, and we are so thankful we engaged Tim and allowed him to direct our search for our beautiful home.

    Jayde & Mike Davey