Balmain, NSW 2041

Type of Property: House

Reason for Purchase: Primary residence

Location: Rosser St, Balmain NSW 2041

Property Journal:

Ben and Emma wished to purchase a home for themselves and future family with good long term growth prospects in a well-known and safe neighbourhood. Infrastructure for public transport, access to the city and local amenities were important as well as a ‘friendly’ local community.

Ben and Emma missed two lovely homes to other highly competitive buyers. We took them to view Rosser Street privately in late November and we put an offer in immediately. After a series of back and forth negotiations with the vendor and a Dutch auction against a Chinese investor they finally secured the property at $1,150,000. While this was above their initial budget they now own a large 3 bedroom home with great scope for value add through renovations, building a garage and in the long run adding another floor to the property. The bank valuation came in above the purchase price and in the long run Ben and Emma have purchased a fantastic family home that will reward them well in 10 or 15 years.


My husband and I can only sing praises for both Alexandra Vincent Martelli and Mathew Barnes’ as buyers agents.  The service that they provide is first class and from our first meeting we were confident that they had a clear brief of what we were looking for in our first home.

Their sharp negotiation skills and knowledge of the property market were a great advantage over our competitors, which was an asset in such a hot market.  They also found multiple options for us to consider, all of which they personally inspected and vetted for quality before recommending on to us.  Alex and Mat then negotiated offers on our behalf and advised us on what would amount to a well-placed offer, which ultimately enabled us to secure the purchase of our Balmain home in advance of the scheduled auction.

From the date that we enlisted Alex and Mat’s assistance to the date we signed the contract for the purchase of our property, only six short weeks passed.

We happily provide Alex and Mat with our glowing endorsement as their efficiency, intelligence and lovely personalities make them a pleasure to have worked with.  We look forward to working with them again in the future.

Ben and Emma Mellor, Balmain