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Harcourts Inner East

Four One Seven One Sales Pty Ltd

182 Riding Road
Balmoral

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  • Chris Lawsen

    Chris Lawsen

    Principal / Sales

    Approachable, empathetic, yet tenacious- Chris sees himself not as a sales person, but as a professional who guides his clients through the major life event of selling or buying a property. Establishing success largely by word-of mouth, Chris has built a loyal following by listening to his clients' needs and desires, ensuring they fully understand the process, being available and responsive, and, most importantly putting clients’ best interests ahead of making a sale. A lover of the Bulimba “destination and lifestyle” since arriving from New Zealand in 2010, you will often catch Chris meeting clients for a chat or briefing in the local coffee shop. But he is equally at home ‘in the boardroom’ where he is prepared to do the hard yards…. so his clients don’t have to! Chris’ strength is bringing buyers and sellers together. His extensive database allows him to match the right property to the right person. “I am constantly thinking about who have I crossed paths with and asking myself, who can I bring to my vendor’s table? Or, which potential property listing would suit this buyer? I thrive on mutual benefit and making people happy.” Chris also recognises the importance of candour; being honest and accountable for the bad as well as the positive aspects of each campaign. “I don’t make excuses….If I’m not getting a result for my client I will bend over backwards to find a solution and make it right.” Arriving from New Zealand with Chris, were his wife Michelle, their three children and pet Spoodle “Bella”. Seventeen years' experience in sales and management within the Property Services, Health, and IT industries prepared Chris for the rigors of the real estate profession. Chris purchased his first property at the age of 21 - and so began his love affair with everything “property” – investment, development, rentals, and renovations. Chris takes pleasure in extracting the true value of the property. Chris has retained his passion for the active life, and in particular cycling. Unwinding with long rides out by the Bay, he also loves tackling the challenging hills of Mt Nebo and Glorious. Both on his bike and within the real estate process, Chris derives huge satisfaction from negotiating the ‘rugged terrain’ and achieving the seemingly impossible! When you add this intense drive to Chris’ patience, people skills and deep sense of responsibility to his role, it is clear why clients find their dealings with him so rewarding. And, in his capacity as Principal of Harcourts Inner East, Chris continually imparts these qualities to his team. Striking the right balance between informality and professionalism, Chris Lawsen is the EASY choice for all your important property needs.

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  • Annie Abra

    Annie Abra

    Sales Consultant

    Annie started her real estate career in the prestige property market in the Hawthorne, Bulimba and Balmoral area and raised and educated her children at St Peters & Pauls & Loudes Hill. Annie then moved to Toowoomba where she continued selling prestige realestate and lifestyle acreage. After successfully establishing & running the Harcourts office in Toowoomba for 13 years, Annie made the decision to return to the inner east market. Forming a sales team with John McLeod, Harcourts No 1 agent for 3 years running, it was not long before they established a strong market share in the area. With over 40 years in the industry combined, Annie and John can offer a level of experience second to none. Committed to achieving the highest possible price in the shortest possible time with the least amount of expense to their sellers Annie and John are a sought after team in the area. Although they have a strong auction focus Annie and John sell a lot of property by private treaty and tender - again an advantage of a high level of experience. Annie and John are extremely community orientated and always happy to help out. With a passion for real estate they are a formidable team dedicated to achieving a great result for their clients and continue to service these clients for life.

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  • Christopher Chapman

    Christopher Chapman

    Licensed Real Estate Agent (Sales)

    Chris Chapman is a highly motivated and successful Licensed Real Estate Agent based in the Inner East Suburbs of Brisbane. Chris listens to his vendors and buyers, he puts people first which results in clients for life! Chris has been in Real Estate since 2010 and has been described as enthusiastic, passionate and a competitive team player who thrives on solving problems, driving business and building strong relationships. By the end of your real estate experience with Chris, you will have a new friend. Chris has experienced many cultures from being well travelled and developed many skills over the years from working as a qualified builder to serving in the Australian Army, so he relates to all walks of life. You can be rest assured that Chris will be working hard keeping your best interests at the forefront of his mind while being a True Gentleman with Confidence, Dedication, Honesty, Persistence and a Passion for Satisfaction, this puts Chris up with the best. If you want an agent who delivers 6-star customer service, achieves great results time after time and is highly skilled in negotiating, then contact Chris on 0408 750 838 or by email at chris.chapman@harcourts.com.au “Working with you and for you”

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  • John McLeod

    John McLeod

    Senior Sales Consultant

    Unprecedented local knowledge. National and international awards. Superb negotiation skills. John McLeod has built lifelong relationships with many of his clients by consistently achieving the best possible price within the shortest possible time. Having lived in and around Bulimba for more than 40 years, John knows your area intimately and has managed property sales here longer than anyone. He offers an unbeatable mix of local knowledge and 23 years industry experience, and is respected for his ‘signature’ negotiating skills. In all market conditions, John’s experience, energy and ability to engage with people makes the difference to your results. His service is second to none, as demonstrated by his many and repeated achievements within the Harcourts group. These include: • #1 Residential Sales Consultant (Australia) • #1 Sales Marketing Consultant (Australia) • #1 Top Office Gross Commission (Australia). In addition to these highlights, John has personally negotiated in excess of $420 million in property sales. These include more than 1,200 transactions and successful negotiation of three property deals a week to contract, every working week for the past 20 years. John’s recovery rate – the variance between the first offer and final sale price – has been as high as $500,000. What sets John apart; John’s impressive track record owes much to his point of difference in this cluttered industry. He brings a rare quality to the art of real estate sales – a blend of expert advice, in-depth market intelligence and open, honest opinion – to help you make informed decisions about your most valuable asset. The family-style values John shares with his team have also created a strong sense of client care. These values not only transcend John’s commitment to clients, but also to the wider community, where he works hard to support a range of charities. These have included beyondblue, for which John has raised vital funds by participating in the Harcourts Foundation Kokoda Challenge. John has the reputation of being all things to all people and has built strong relationships throughout the Bulimba area. In addition to his local prominence, John offers an amazing array of skills in private treaty, auction and tender sales. Combined with his savvy approach to marketing, these skills enable John to design the most result-driven program for you and your property. Why John’s clients return and refer; John and his team have helped thousands of people realise their dreams, which is why he has such a strong repeat and referral business. Here’s what just some of his clients have to say… “John has now sold a house to each member of my family (Mum, Dad, my sister and now me). He tells it how it is and works hard to negotiate a fair price. We knew we could trust John and had no questions about holding up off our offer on another house with a different agent, as John was getting a new listing.” William and Kris Homann, Balmoral “From the outset John was the consummate professional in helping me purchase my property. It has been a pleasure dealing with the staff at Harcourts Vibe and I would highly recommend their services to both friends and colleagues.” Guy Barnard, Bulimba “Our experience of buying a home through John was positive. Trying to arrange settlement during the January floods was a challenge but with the dedication and professionalism of John we were able to settle in less than four weeks. We would not hesitate to recommend John and his team.” Julie-Anne Milinski, Camp Hill To view more of John’s client testimonials, recent sales and current listings please visit www.johnmcleod.com.au Want Bulimba’s most experienced property consultant? Contact John

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  • Sam Hinshelwood

    Sam Hinshelwood

    Sales Consultant

    Dedicated, engaged and accountable are the pillars that Sam has always worked within. Following a 22 year career in Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) across the wine, chip and beer industries, Sam began his Real Estate career April 2016 doing what he knows best – as Operations Manager for the Harcourts Queensland Corporate Team. Working closely with the CEO, Growth Managers, Property Management, Technology and Marketing functions of the Queensland and broader Australian Harcourts network, Sam worked to identify new growth opportunities for the Harcourts business. He drove the Harcourts business strategy by looking for opportunities to add value, create efficiencies, and improve on processes and procedures for our Business Owners, Sales Consultants, Property Managers, and Office Administrators across all of the offices in Queensland. Having come from a very different marketplace where efficiencies, process, reporting and analytics were critical, Sam's insight, support and training has helped many to become better at what they do and allowing more time for what is most important - connecting with people. During his time as the Business Operations Manager, Sam had the opportunity to work within one of Harcourts Queensland’s top offices, eventuating in him making the decision to move into a sales position with the Harcourts Inner East Office. Sam relocated from Sydney in 2007 and first settled in the Balmoral area. He has always felt a connection to the Inner Eastern suburbs of Brisbane. The parks of Bulimba, the hills and their city vistas, the river that dissects the north from the south, the shops, cinema's and of course the food and cafes. Having also lived nearby in Carina and Camp Hill, Sam's two children attend local schools. Sam loves the convenience of shopping at Carindale, the ease of catching public transport into Southbank, fantastic parks for kicking a ball and having an afternoon in the sun, the trails through Whites Hill reserve, and the bikeways along Bulimba Creek and into Southbank and the city. The Harcourts Values really resonate with Sam, giving him a strong and positive company framework to deliver his services within: People First Doing the Right Thing Being Courageous Fun and Laughter. The great Australian dream. Buying or selling your home is one of the most significant events in a person's life. Whether it is your first home, you're up-sizing, down-sizing, or even investing - Sam is here to help. Here to help make your experience a memorable one (for all the right reasons). Here to help you make informed decisions. Here to help you feel confident and comfortable. What can Sam do for you today? You can contact Sam by email on sam.hinshelwood@harcourts.com.au or on 0423 55 88 91.

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    • Jo Greening

      Jo Greening

      Chief Financial Officer

      In the fast-paced world of real estate, it’s a refreshing surprise to meet the calm and considered Jo Greening! Hardworking, quick thinking and with a keen eye for detail, Jo is a master at getting the job done professionally, with the minimum of fuss and expense. A real estate salesperson, with extensive trust accounting experience and many years in the financial services industry on both sides of the Tasman, Jo is focused on providing superior real estate advice and genuine client care. Sympathetic to the stress that can accompany real estate transactions, her approach ensures “no surprises” for owners or buyers and swift, cost-effective resolution to any problems that may arise. Drawing on her property management experience, Jo deals promptly and effectively with all aspects of rental administration- including maintenance, rent collection and arrears, lease renewals, routine inspections, mid and end of month procedures as well as trust accounting. Outside of work Jo can be found indulging in her other passions- the family coffee roasting business and creation of exotic cuisine for friends and family! A highly-organised approach and composed manner have seen Jo become an indispensable member of the Harcourts Inner East team and a successful, client favourite! Contact her to discover how easy selling, buying or leasing can be…

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