To buy or sell a home can be one of the most stressful and challenging times in a person’s life. Stephen provides a comforting approach in the fast-paced world of real estate with his steadying influence, supportive nature and clear communication style. Whilst he is an award winning auctioneer it’s his strategic focus and highly developed negotiation skills that truly set him apart and underpin his outstanding results.
Australian Auctioneer of the Year 2019 – ARERA
Senior Auctioneer of the Year Finalist 2018 – REIV
Made Partner 2017 – Marshall White
New Agent of the Year 2017 – ARERA
People’s Choice Award 2016/2017 – Marshall White
People’s Choice Award 2015/2016 – Marshall White
Sales Growth Award 2015/2016 – Marshall White
Novice Auctioneer Champion 2015 – Marshall White
Priding himself on his ethics and leadership skills as he manages a new generation of real estate agents focused on client service, Stephen brings commitment, dedication and focus to whatever he does. Stephen’s track record is a testament to his ability to achieve outcomes that delight his clients and provide experiences where they feel completely comfortable.
In a past career including postgraduate studies in Italy and Wales, Stephen enjoyed a 20-year journey performing tenor lead roles around the world, on many occasions before heads of state and royalty. The stage has held Stephen in good stead for his role as an accomplished auctioneer. With effervescent enthusiasm, he effortlessly disarms any crowd, connecting with individuals and telling the story of each home he handles.
Stephen loves raising his four children in Bayside. An ambassador for the Create Foundation, assisting young people to transition from out-of-home care, and former board member for the Australian International Opera Award, Stephen is always willing to lend his time and voice, whether singing or auctioneering, for community or charity purposes.
Our salespeople form a cohesive team who bring our ‘family culture’ qualities to your sales campaign. When appointing the best agent to handle the sale of your home, there are definite qualities that signify an exceptional agent.
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After two recent failed settlements on our Brighton home my wife Karan and I turned to Marshal White to make a third attempt at a successful outcome. After a short marketing campaign a most satisfactory contract has been signed. Furthermore, Stephen Smith, the principal agent handling the contract has enabled Karan and I to purchase another Brighton home that we were particularly keen to obtain. He even managed to arrange the same settlement date. Both Karan and I have found Stephen, Barbara and all the supporting agents and staff at Marshall White particularly sensitive to all our needs and meticulously thorough in keeping us fully informed on the progress of interest in the property.. We have found them to be highly professional and very personable to deal with. These sentiments are echoed by dear friends who have recently sold their Brighton golden mile property through Marshall White.
The decision to sell the family home in which you lived for over 16 years and its replacement with a smaller home which cannot accommodate everything you gathered over 60 years of marriage is a difficult emotional and confusing one. This is made more difficult by some estate agents who feed you confusing and sometimes misleading facts. Dealing with STEPHEN SMITH from Marshall White made the whole process simple, the objectives were clearly defined and realistic and we were updated during the campaign. The good results achieved in both the selling and buying process were due to the hard work and enthusiasm he has shown all the time. He was available 24 hours a day, always answered immediately all our calls, regardless of the time of the day. His advice was clear and to the point never pushed us one way or another. What was particularly pleasing and maybe unexpected was his interest and help well after the signing of the contracts, he always made sure that things were progressing as planned. Stephen is not only a delightful and pleasant person but also a very honest, helpful, hard working gentleman. I wish there were many like him!
Stephen Smith is an absolute pleasure to deal with. His knowledge of the market at any particular time, his professionalism, his reliability and his honesty made the process of selling our home a breeze. Not only did he exceed our every expectation, he sold our house the week before the auction campaign was to begin. We cannot recommend him more highly!
I must admit, that dealing with Stephen Smith was a very rewarding way in which to sell our family home. From the outset, Stephen was not only approachable but he was very reassuring and we were confident that he was at all times seeking the best result for us. Not only that, but he had a very astute knowledge of the local Brighton market and we felt that he was equally as keen to do the right thing for the purchasers as well as us as vendors, but not to the detriment of either party. The reserve that he recommended was realistic and based on recent sales, so in no way did he deceive us in any way. We understand that he was equally frank and open with any prospective buyers, whilst promoting the attributes of our unique site. The sale price that he achieved on the day exceeded our expectations however we believe that it was directly attributed to his auction manner and his honest approach. A great asset to Marshall White Bayside.
Deciding on an agent was a difficult decision for my husband and I, but we were extremely confident that Stephen Smith from Marshall White was the right person for us. And we were right. We had seen Stephen from a buyer's perspective and knew that he would do everything in his power to get to the result that we wanted. He was accommodating and honest. Keeping us informed throughout the process meant that there were no surprises and we were able to make informed decisions. We believe that the result we got was only possible because of Stephen's persistence and experience. Supported by a professional team at Marshall White, we are extremely happy to recommend Stephen and his team to anyone looking for an agent.
Thanks Stephen for your top draw level of service. We really appreciated having you and your team acting for us on the sale of our home. Despite the occasional hand grenade being thrown at us in the process we got the $3,500,000 we were hoping for! So job well done!
Stephen Smith and his team at Marshall White represented us in the successful sale of our house at 552 New Street, Brighton. After seeing Stephen in action as an agent and auctioneer at an auction some twelve months before the sale of ours, we pretty much decided then that if we were to sell our house Stephen would represent our interests. Up until the time of engaging Marshall White, Stephen kept us informed of the market yet was not overwhelming us. Upon engaging Stephen and Marshall White he and his team were very professional and helpful in guiding us through the somewhat stressful experience of decluttering, styling and selling our family home. He kept us up to date with respect to all interested parties and we had weekly planning meeting up until the auction. On auction day Stephen read the market perfectly and was able to obtain a price that reflected the market and a price that was satisfactory for both buyer and seller. We would also like to specifically thank Chelsea in the office for all the in the background work. She was professional, extremely efficient and basically fantastic. Thank you and good luck Stephen
Stephen was an absolute pleasure to work with during the whole campaign to sell our Brighton home. He was professional at every turn. Stephen developed the right balance of communication for us – not too much, and not too little. He managed our expectations extremely well in regard to the current market and kept us in the loop on a regular basis about prospects. We heeded Stephen’s advice from the outset in terms of styling our home ready for auction, and glad we did. We highly recommend Stephen as a Brighton real-estate agent.
Andrew and I wanted to sincerely thank you both for an incredible campaign for 2 Foster Street St Kilda. Your advice and guidance was excellent throughout and your read on the market, clear communication and thoughtful and committed approach to bringing home a strong result was just fantastic. We chose Marshall White as agents for our house because of the outstanding support we received as buyers of 22 Halifax Street Brighton and the quality of your work only exceeded our expectations. We look forward to going out of our way in recommending you to family and friends.
Working with the team at Marshall White made selling my property simple and painless. Stephen clearly has a thorough knowledge of the high end apartment market in and around the Melbourne CBD and by patiently talking me through the pros and cons of different options gave me confidence to determine the best approach to market my place. Of course, the team in the office are also critical - helping ensure that the documentation is completed on time, monitoring website activity and responding to whatever is needed - paperwork was always provided promptly and I never had to chase for anything. I am very happy with the exposure the property had to a wide potential buying audience and also, importantly, the final sale outcome. My thanks to the team.
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Thursday, 19 September 2019
Australia’s top chefs and restaurant owners assembled last week in Sydney to discuss Australia’s upcoming food trends at Fine Food Australia. Marshall White was fortunate to get an inside look into the food, flavours and equipment that will start to appear in our kitchens in the year ahead.
Wednesday, 18 September 2019
Scarlett, who is multilingual and is fluent in Mandarin, English and Cantonese, has an impressive network of international buyers, mostly from China, looking to buy in Boroondara where there is an excellent choice of public and private schools.
Tuesday, 10 September 2019
There’s a certain romance to the notion of a houseboat, but this luxury water-craft takes the game to a whole new level
Thursday, 05 September 2019
Marshall White was lucky enough to catch up with one of Australia’s highest profile landscape designers, Paul Bangay to discuss his new book Small Garden Design
Thursday, 29 August 2019
Marshall White is pleased to release our second Premium Property Report analysing the market for the first half of 2019 and predictions for the remainder of the year. This issue highlights the current conditions relative to the positive contribution of Reserve Bank interest rates for property prices.
Our position as a respected market leader hinges on our unique company culture. We reward teamwork, which means that when you sell with us you have the expertise of the entire Marshall White sales team behind you, each individual working hard to sell your property. As a result, we sell more quality properties in Stonnington, Boroondara, Port Phillip and Bayside than any of our competitors.