Here is a selection of comments from Janet's clients:
Janet. I wish to record my appreciation of your achievement in finding a buyer for my property here
in The Vistas. Your professional approach and tireless promoting of the property finally paid off in a difficult
market and although you sold other properties in here that you listed after mine, you were still determined to
be successful with mine and your efforts built confidence in me. Your communications, involvement and reporting
were exceptional and it is easy to see how you were able to make so many sales in this complex and I have no
hesitation in recommending you to any prospective sellers.
Having bought and sold quite few properties in my time, I can say without exception that you are the most
professional and capable realtor that I have ever come across and I am thankful that mutual friends recommended you
when they did. Best wishes for a fruitful year in real estate and thanks for your efforts.”
Peter Casford (seller)
2124/1 The Vistas Dr, Carrara
Janet. I want to thank you for the sale of my property. In a slow market you managed to achieve an ideal
result and I have no doubt it was down to your ability as an agent. You remained committed 100% of the time to
get a result and kept a genuine and honest approach that was always a pleasure to deal with. Please pass my
details on as a reference to anyone who is looking for an agent who gets a result.”
Josh Richardson (seller)
The Vistas Dr, Carrara
Thank you so much for your wonderful service, support and professionalism over the last few months. You made the
process much more bearable. I am more than happy to write this testimonial for you and do not have to embellish
at all! You are extremely good at what you do and we are so glad we had you on our side. I would not hesitate to
recommend you and I hope the sales keep coming for you. You work very hard and deserve every success that comes
Viv Weston (seller)
2072/1 The Vistas Dr, Carrara
was recommended to me by a friend and I am so glad that she did because I couldn’t be happier with the
dedication and hard work she put into selling our home. She had open homes every weekend and followed up on
every person that came through. Janet is a true
professional, friendly, honest and very trustworthy. I will be recommending her to all my family and friends.
Thanks so much Janet.”
Lorraine Wilton (joint seller)
2 Carnegie Ct,
“Janet is a ‘one
in a million agent’ – her enthusiasm and follow-through with open houses, mailbox drops, detailed reporting,
and whatever it takes to get your home sold has surpassed all my (very high) expectations. I’m absolutely
delighted with our outcome, and would whole-heartedly recommend Janet if you are looking to sell your
2 Carnegie Ct, Coombabah
"Phil and I would like to thank you so much for selling our properties in Runaway Bay and Robina. We discovered
very quickly how having the right agent can make all the difference.
As you know our properties had been languishing on the market for 3 months with another agent who did not seem
interested in selling them! I could not believe that within the first week of handing the properties to you we had
offers that were acceptable to us. You gave us realistic market appraisals, advertised professionally and kept us
fully informed of progress; three things the former agent did not see as essential.
Once again thank you for your honesty, hard work and friendly personality, we are raising a glass of champagne
in your honour!"
Carmel and Phil Bacon (sellers)
3 Northpoint Close, Robina and 4/445 Pine Ridge Rd, Runaway Bay
“If you want to sell your property get this lady. I had a contract after 5 weeks, and in this tough market, she is
super-efficient, yet caring, considerate and communicates at every stage with feedback from prospective buyers. Her
personal, yet professional approach is outstanding.
I have bought and sold many properties over the years, but I can say with all honesty that Janet Houlihan is by far
the most hard-working, dedicated and professional real estate agent I have ever dealt with. Thank you Janet.”
Irene McInerney (seller)
2094/1 The Vistas Dr, Carrara
“As one of the enigmatic judges on 'Dancing with the Stars' would say "Wow Wow Wow"
Janet gets a 10 ..... for professionalism
10 ..... for communication
10..... for empathy for both the seller & purchaser
And also a 10 for a bright and happy personality.
Thank You Janet”
Peter Newton (buyer)
2094/1 The Vistas Dr, Carrara
Thank you Janet for your professionalism, honesty and thoughtfulness. I know it’s your job but I am so lucky to
have had you sell me 128/392 Marine Pde Labrador. Thanks.
Maxine Chaseling (buyer)
128/392 Marine Pde, Labrador
“Dealing with Janet was a pleasure. She is efficient, honest and to the point. We had Body Corporate problems with
a neighbour to overcome but Janet did not give up on us and we have a SOLD sign now. Thanks Janet.”
Karren and Clive Grant (sellers)
2/9 Dalton St, Southport
“I recently bought a townhouse from Janet Houlihan and found her great to deal with. She took time to listen
and understand my needs, she was knowledgeable about the property and the complex and was able to answer all my
questions. I have no hesitation to recommend her to sellers and buyers as a sincere and honest person and
professional in every way.”
Joy Couper (buyer)
2/21 St Kevins Ave, Benowa
“We would whole heartedly recommend Janet, for it was through her professional
experience that she was able to simplify and explain complexities of buying and selling our home. It was her
friendly, open attitude with advice and a personal touch that made us feel confident about the process involved in
moving homes, not to mention her availability at all hours that made us feel important. Thank you Janet.”
Maureen and Colin Virtue (sellers)
9/11 Treasure Island Drive, Biggera Waters
“We were selling our house in Brisbane and went to Harbourside Gardens for a
look at settling there. While there we met Janet and she couldn’t have been more helpful. She put our minds at ease
with her professional manner and cheerful disposition. We would recommend her if buying or selling a property.
Thanks a lot Janet for all your help.”
Gary and Eady Baker (Buyers)
9/11 Treasure Island Drive, Biggera Waters
"Hi Janet, just wanted to say thank you for all your efforts in the recent
purchase my father made at Harbourside Gardens. Your professionalism and “nothing is a problem” attitude is second
to none. My family and I would not hesitate to call on you when we need an agent in the future. Once again thank
Anthony Jackson (for buyer)
63/11 Treasure Island Dr, Biggera Waters
“We needed to sell a deceased estate and living Interstate a daunting prospect.
Fortunately we meet a very friendly neighbour Janet during our many visits to the property. As the time came to
list the property we did not hesitate to appoint Janet as the sole agent .
The process from day one to settlement, including market analysis, advertising, house inspections has been an
informative, controlled, pleasant experience with Janet. Her positive, friendly, professional attitude and can do
approach achieved a sale in a very difficult market in a 2 month time frame.
Janet is multiskilled and provided us with a service well beyond that of a Real Estate Agent, in assisting us
with property care and maintenance and the sale of household assets.
We recommend Janet for her Market knowledge , energetic dedication, communication skills and level of energy
that we experienced during this property sale.”
Terry and Heidi Madden
13 Coolibah St, Southport
“With great pleasure I recommend Janet as a person and as a professional. Always a pleasure to be with her, she
radiates competence, reliability and a kind cheerful heart. She is not wedded to one approach and this flexibility
is yet another skill. I’d use her anytime!”
71 Riverwood Drive, Ashmore
“In the prosecution for the sale of our property, Janet made us feel very comfortable and confident with her very
professional and friendly approach. Her ability in promoting and marketing and her very honest dealings with us and
our purchaser were efficient in every respect.”
Betty and Charles Forkert
63/11 Treasure Island Dr, Biggera Waters
“We wish to highly recommend Janet Houlihan of Houlihan Realty to sell your property. Unlike most agents, Janet was
extremely pro-active and professional in her approach and execution. In a difficult and 'slow' time, Janet sold our
property within the 60 day sole agency period. An excellent achievement.”
Barry & Cheryl Thrower
83/11 Treasure Island Drive, Biggera Waters
“We have used a number of well known agents in an attempt to sell our property, none of whom have shown the
dedication to detail and care that Janet has shown. Janet's personal touch, honesty and constant communication has
made this process so easy. We have had a great result because of this attention to detail and we believe we would
not have had otherwise if we had not changed Agents. We would highly recommend Janet's agency as she has sold both
our houses with very satisfactory results. We have no hesitation in using Janet as our first choice agent in the
Jon & Lilian Pittar (Seller)
23 Riverwood Dr, Ashmore
“Janet - ANGEL of Real Estate - what more can I say! You listened and worked hard to find me exactly what I was
looking for, and once found, within a week took all the stress out of my life to make it happen!! An unconditional
sale to suit both seller and buyer (in a week - amazing it is all done and dusted). Janet you so go above and
beyond working for both parties in a most professional and honest manner. Absolutely nothing is too much trouble
for you, you never stress and made me feel at ease throughout the whole process, your knowledge and expertise in
your field is second to none. You so earn every cent of your commission and I for one will be recommending you to
anyone I know who is either looking to buy or sell a property. THANKYOU! THANKYOU! THANKYOU!”
23 Riverwood Dr, Ashmore (Buyer)
“Having recently purchased a property through Janet I found her to be extremely thorough, easily approachable and
available at all times. She was very professional and regular communication enabled the buying process to be
completely stress free. Janet was always willing to talk and assist in every way possible. Thank you Janet”
2/26 Riverwood Drive, Ashmore (Buyer)
"I have recently purchased a house through Janet Houlihan and found her to be extremely pleasant and caring. Her
professional approach made the purchase of my first home in Australia less stressful and she guided me through the
process at every stage. I now look upon Janet as a friend!"
Anne Matthews (Buyer)
36 Riverwood Dr, Ashmore
“Hello Janet, just wanted to say thanks for all of your efforts and input regarding Jackie's recent purchase. It
was a pleasure dealing with you. We particularly admire the professional manner in which the transaction was
conducted, as it made the purchase an easy task. You dotted all the i's and crossed all the t's, and instilled
confidence in the purchaser. Thanks again.”
7 Riverwood Dr Ashmore (Buyer)
was recommended to me by a friend and after great research by Janet, I agreed to list my house for sale in
Parkwood. The property attracted potential buyers in the first week and the first person through the house
subsequently purchased the property.
attention to detail, high ethics, friendly nature and thorough process made the whole experience a pleasure
and it is refreshing to know that there are good honest people in the Real Estate industry. Thanks Janet – I
will be recommending you to anybody wishing to sell their property.”
Moody Ct, Parkwood
no other way to sum up Janet Houlihan. Janet found a buyer for our home in just under seven weeks and during
all of that time she kept us fully
informed of all developments and her approach was exceedingly professional. We would have absolutely no
hesitation in recommending Janet if
you are thinking of selling your home."
Ann and Keith Jones
Treasure Island Dr, Biggera Waters
“Two real estate agents and six months of unsuccessful selling. Imagine our surprise when Janet Houlihan
arrived at our door for the first time with a
written Marketing Strategy, complete with local market research. All this before we had even agreed to engage
Janet as our Sole Agent!
Janet’s proactive marketing coupled with her professionalism impressed us from that first meeting and neither
quality waived during a very difficult selling
period. We found Janet honest and upfront at all times. Yes she didn’t always tell us what we wanted to hear.
If we wanted to sell in the depressed
market we had to be willing to drop our asking price.
times when the whole ordeal seemed too much and we felt depressed. Janet was there with ‘Sunshine’ in voice
and face to boost our spirits.
Always reassuring us that the right buyer was out there just waiting to find our property. And she was right!
We would highly recommend Janet
Houlihan to any prospective vendor.”
Enid Turner & Margaret Clewley
Dear Janet, We wish to express our sincere thanks to you for your outstanding professionalism and effort in selling
our property. We would thoroughly
recommend you for your professionalism and honesty and for your saying “Never Give Up!” Many, many
Marion and George Savory
Treasure Island Drive, Biggera Waters
“Janet is terrific, great service and help with the sale. She sold our home in 1 day in this terrible market to a
buyer she had been working with for months . .
. many thanks.”
Peter and Marg Lachman
Riverwood Dr, Ashmore (Seller)
“We heard of Janet’s ability to sell property in Harbourside Gardens. We approached her to sell our property in
September. 5 weeks later it was sold! Her
work ethic was first class. We would recommend Janet Houlihan to anyone wishing to sell.”
Jean and Peter Sutcliffe
Treasure Island Drive Biggera Waters
"Janet, you've done a great job co-ordinating everything on our behalf on the sale of our investment
property. It's been a great relief that we've been able
to comfortably leave it all in your capable hands & we haven't had to be worried about anything any more
this far away! You just know what has
to be done & we've felt you have always acted in our best interest & have cared....above and beyond
what we could have expected! Thanks so
much for that. It still amazes me how swiftly everything happened once we signed up with you!
Robert and Shirley Blackman (Tasmania)
Encore Cres Ashmore
Janet is a
refreshingly genuine, hardworking and trustworthy real estate professional.
significant research into local apartment sales and provided very reliable feedback after each open
house. Janet continued to be enthusiastic about finding the right buyer for my Surfers
Paradise apartment despite the slow/flat market and the property being
showed excellent people skills in managing the tenants so the apartment was well presented
and accessible to all prospective buyers.
Janet's conscientious efforts we sold the property in the agreed price range. Janet followed up all
stages of the process to settlement always keeping me informed and keeping the interstate buyers happy with
further information and access for renovation measurements.
If I need
to sell another property, I would by happy to list with Houlihan Realty and recommend Janet to other property owners considering sale.
65/63 Cavill Ave,
Having bought and sold property with Janet I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to sell their
property. She sold my unit in under two weeks and went above and beyond......she even brought in the
Janet is a highly professional agent who offers support, knowledgeable advice and is a pleasure to work with. What
more can be said......she's the best!
10/83 Queen St,
I have not only purchased a house through Janet Houlihan, but also recently sold a house. A more pleasant,
dilligent, and efficient real estate agent is hard to find.
Janet goes the exta mile for her clients, and is totally trustworthy, I should know as Janet sold the house,
while I was on holiday, her many open houses were well attended, and I was briefed on the progress continually,
hence I received my price and would reccommend Janet to any one who wishes to sell or
Janet is more than our agent, she is our friend.
36 Riverwood Drive,
Thanks Janet for what you
did. Magnificent! We have come across a good salesperson. You restored my faith
7 Riverwood Drive,
My house was for sale with a variety of agents for over 7
months. Then I met Janet Houlihan who had sold
another in my resort and I listed with her and she had a contract on it for me in 2 days which quickly went
unconditional and has now settled. Janet is enthusiastic and hard working and a nice person as well. If you
are thinking of selling you can’t go past Janet!
Unit 92/1 Treasure
Island Dr, Biggera Waters
Janet Houlihan sold
our house before we came to Harbourside so when we needed to sell again we contacted her straight away. Janet
doesn’t let the grass grow under her feet and had a sale on our home after just 4
She took the time
to find out all about the lifestyle on offer at Harbourside Gardens, she organised a free write–up on our
home in The Sun Newspaper and did open homes both days every weekend for us even over Christmas and New
So if you are
thinking of selling we can recommend Janet from Houlihan Realty as a trustworthy and hardworking
and Mu Tagaloa
Unit 62/1 Treasure
Island Dr, Biggera Waters
We listed our Riverside home with Janet Houlihan and
achieved the listed price
within 24 hours. This amazing feat was made possible due mainly to Janet’s effort and knowledge. The
enthusiasm, energy and positive thinking marketing place Janet well above other real estate agents we have dealt with
in the past.
Congratulations Janet, your professionalism and friendliness has made this Christmas one we will certainly
Alison and David Pinel
9 Josh Court, Ashmore
We trusted the sale of our
house to Janet Houlihan. We were not disappointed! She took the time to understand our needs. Janet also showed she
understood the needs of the customer. She also was able to suggest a price range in which our house would sell.
Although a single operator she was able to attract enough buyers through our house to get more than one offer in
our agreed price range! In these difficult times we count ourselves lucky that we were able to employ an
enthusiastic, conscientious person who was able to sell our house for us.
Guilda and John Coates
49 Riverwood Drive, Ashmore
Thank you so much for selling my house. Because of your efficiency it was
absolutely hassle free and if I ever sell again you will be my first choice.
1/26 Riverwod Drive, Ashmore
I thought I'd finally take a moment to give some feedback regarding my
experience with Janet, pertaining to her assistance with the purchase of my mum's property.
Mum had been through some pretty
unpleasant experiences with real estate agents since arriving in Queensland a few months ago, with one
uncomfortable experience almost convincing her to return to Melbourne and give up on her years long dream
of living on the sunny Gold Coast.
This is where Janet comes in,
who found mum a perfect property in a beautiful street . Janet seems a breath of fresh air compared to other agents we
have dealt with. She is never pushy, incredibly efficient, returns every phone call (so rare these
days) and is willing to go the extra mile at every step of the way, not to mention she actually has a sense
Janet works hard for her clients
and so I have no hesitation in recommending her to other buyers or sellers looking for a reliable and
Angela Theunissen on behalf of Lucy Valyaev
1/26 Riverwood Drive, Ashmore
After deciding to
sell our Duplex we contacted Janet straight away as we knew she had extensive knowledge of the market in
our area through many previous sales.
To our pleasure the property was sold within a
week! We found Janet extremely thorough and easily approachable and were
kept informed at all times right up to settlement date. We would recommend her highly to any future
Michael & Katie Hobbins
2/12 Rhiannon Drive, Ashmore
Houlihan has been able to sell 2 duplexes for us over the past 2 months. Her professionalism, willingness to
put in the extra effort and ongoing communication/support enabled us to realise prices which were within our
asking price range and assisted us through the entire process with little cause for
I'm sure the buyers appreciated her
professionalism and assistance as well. We have no hestitation in recommending Janet to any prospective seller as
a person with the
highest ethics, exceptional work effort and a strong commitment to ensuring you receive a great result in
what is a tough market for sellers.
Russell & Anne-Maree
MacDonald (Jomoga Pty Ltd)
1 & 2 / 27 Riverwood Drive, Ashmore
I found I needed to sell my
investment property at a time when the general outlook was doom and gloom, most people I spoke to said it would be
difficult to sell and I would not realise a good price. But not Janet!
When I spoke to her I was taken with her positive can do
attitude, it was like selling my property was a personal challenge and she made me feel that nothing was going to
be too much trouble for her.
Janet's communication about what was happening was
exceptional, she kept me up to date with every step of the selling process and at no time was I left guessing at
the state of progress.
Janet achieved a price I was happy with and the property
sold with a short time frame.
Janet has been nothing but professional in her dealings with me, my property manager and the current
If you are thinking of selling I have no hesitation in
recommending her to manage the sale.
43 Clear River Blvd, Ashmore
Janet, I would just like to
say thank you for selling my home in 14 days. It was such a great surprise that it happened so quickly. I am very
happy with the price range and couldn't ask for a better result due the way the market has been going. Your
information and keeping things up to date was brilliant.
I have had bad experiences with agents that have no communication about
what is going on during the last couple of months. I would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone. Thanks
15 Greenbank Circuit, Carrara
Janet we would like to
take the time to thank you for
selling our home for the listed
price in only 10 days. We are thrilled with the result and found your service totally professional and caring at all times. We would not
hesitate in recommending your services to anyone wishing to sell their home in the future. Thanks
Don & Carolyn Bidgood
36 Riverwood Drive, Ashmore
After our house was on the market for 3 months, we decided to go exclusively
with Janet and she had it sold in 21 days. She did a brilliant job and kept us informed all the way through.
Her attention to detail was fantastic and her sales ethic got a great result.
Julie and John Wall
5 Sarah Place, Ashmore
We have been in the unique position of having purchased and sold our property
through Janet Houlihan.
We were so impressed with Janet's thoroughness and attention to detail when we purchased, it was only natural we
would engage her services to conduct our sale.
Janet did not disappoint us. She worked hard to find a buyer and achieve the best possible price. Throughout
both transactions she kept us fully informed and acted in a most professional and diligent manner.
We have no hesitation in recommending Janet to any prospective buyer or seller.
Lyn & Kevin Picone
10 Rhiannon Drive, Ashmore
I recently listed my property for sale with Janet Houlihan. Janet has
demonstrated her incredible ability in the Real Estate Industry in so many different ways.
I will be duplicating the sentiments of former sellers & buyers in the Riverside Estate when I say she is
dedicated to her job and always keeps in touch on almost a daily basis. I have never met anyone so diligent in the
Real Estate Industry.
I have no hesitation in recommending Janet if you are considering selling or buying. She really does go above
and beyond the call of duty.
2/2 Josh Court, Ashmore
Janet Houlihan recently sold a second property for us. We expected the process
to take much longer due to the holiday season. The timing though, did not deter Janet from putting in all her
efforts to promote the property fully. Her experience in the industry and knowledge of the Gold Coast region is of
great benefit to any potential seller. But better than that, she is an exceptional communicator and is incredibly
personable which has made the whole experience an absolute delight.
We are in Adelaide therefore a long way from the property. Janet contacted us on a daily basis to update us on
the progress with the open inspections, enquiries received, potential buyer analysis and lots more. This didn't
leave us wondering how things were progressing but instead kept us totally in touch and excited that we had truly
made the right decision to choose Janet to sell our property.
Helen Sosnowski (seller)
9/431 Oxley Drive, Runaway Bay
Just a note of recommendation to anyone wishing to sell their home - I would
look no further than Janet of Houlihan Realty. Her sincere and yet professional way with people stands out. From
the day we signed up and saw her way with words as well, we knew she would sell soon, as we knew we had a lovely
home and outlook.
But when Janet sold in in 2 days! and at our asking price, we were shocked to say the
least! Congratulations Janet, many thanks and best wishes for the future.
M and D Tagaloa
7 Sarah Place, Ashmore
Hi Janet. Jeff (my partner) and I just wanted to thank-you for your assistance
in helping to sell my unit at Southport.
We were at first wanting to sell by listing our property with several agents as we know that there is a high
demand in the market place and thought that it would sell quite quickly due to this factor. We has also had several
experiences (although not directly) of agents that had promised the world with exclusive agency however had not
delivered resulting in a lengthy time of property being on the market and the costs involved in doing this.
We listed with 2 separate agents and were given the run around, experiencing no shows from agents when we had
made appointments. My partner took time out of his working day to attend to these appointments and the agents did
not show the same courtesy back to us. They didn't show up and forgot about scheduled meetings for photo shoot of
our unit etc.
When we met with you, you took the time to explain what you would do for us and the way in which you would look
after us. We went through details of your history and experience in real estate marketplace as an agent around the
Gold Coast region, how you reach the desired customers through various forms of advertising and your database and
demonstrated your commitment to finding us the best possible buyer for our home and in doing so be able to get us
the price that we desired for our home.
We signed up that evening and within 2 days you came to us with a buyer whom was keen to purchase our unit. The
buyer, although interstate trusted you in purchasing this unit and this also meant a lot to us as the seller. A
contract was signed within 24 hours and the contract was finalised and was unconditional several days later.
You were able to get us the highest price ever recorded in this complex at $285K for a 2bedroom unit. At the
time there were several other units in the complex for sale making competition fierce, although sadly these units
still are not under contract or offer. This just proves your fantastic sales knowledge in real estate and
confidence when speaking with potential buyers.
Throughout this deal you constantly gave us updates on where we were up to with the contract and when
appointments were made you were always on time, maintaining an experienced and professional demure.
Buying or selling a home is a big step in many peoples' lives and is important that you have someone who knows
what they are doing to help guide you through this transition. We will definitely recommend your service to anyone
who is either a buyer or a seller.
We can't believe how easy and stress-free the whole process was in dealing with you! Janet, you are truly a
professional and dedicated agent who clearly loves what you do and know that this will keep you in good stead in
Once again, A Big Thank-You!!!
72 / 111 Edmund Rice Drive, Southport
Janet has exceeded our expectations by far. From our very first conversation I
knew that she was the right person to sell our property. She has given us honest and realistic advice all the
She never led us on or built up our expectations. Instead she discussed every aspect of the potential sale and
the current local market with us which ultimately helped us make the correct decisions. She guided us through the
process with ease, using her exceptional communication skills, her wealth of experience and her great level of
Adelaide - for 25B Geraldton Drive, Robina
I have no hesitation in recommending Janet to any one selling their property.
She is excellent to do business with, keen, conscientious and reliable. As well as kind and considerate, Janet
really takes the drudge out of selling, She sold my property the first weekend of open house.
7/431 Oxley Drive, Runaway Bay
In the beginning ..... Janet's warm smile and cheery voice on the first occasion
we met her immediately made us feel comfortable. We were able to inspect the open home without her breathing down
our necks in every nook and cranny and to discuss matters between ourselves privately whilst still at the open
She was eager to assist us with our queries and most accommodating when it came time to make our offer and
handled the negotiation with the vendor with dignity and total professionalism. Janet possessed a degree of
knowledge about the property which was very helpful and we could tell she had done her homework well.
We were both so impressed with her style that Lainie decided to sign her up to sell her property, enabling us to
purchase our "dream home" together. Despite this being a stressful time for all parties, Janet held it all together
admirably and success was achieved for three very happy parties.
I can recommend Janet highly for her total dedication to achieving the best price if you are a vendor, for
assisting in negotiations if you are a purchaser and for leaving no stone unturned when it comes to marketing. She
has the kind of energetic, never say die approach that vendors and purchasers really admire and require.
Lainie Holland and Paul Parrish
54 / 7-7 Santa Cruz Bldvd, Clear Island Waters
My husband and I have been involved in buying and selling real estate on a regular basis for the last ten years. In
that time we have bought or sold more than 20 properties, and looked at hundreds of them. We have dealt with many,
many real estate agents and until recently had not been impressed with any of them.
In April this year we met Janet Houlihan selling a house which we ultimately purchased. In all our dealings Janet
was professional, reliable and punctual - she actually did what she said she would do every time. She kept in
contact with us before we felt we had to contact her. We had never found an agent to follow-through on every aspect
of a sale.
We consequently had to sell our previous house (after signing to buy the new house - usually not a wise move!) We
of course went to Janet and she had a contract on our house for a great price in five weeks. The house across the
road from ours had been on the market for over a year! The whole process from listing to settlement was supported
by Janet - she constantly updated us, gave feedback about every prospective buyer and followed up with every single
person who enquired about the house.
When she found our buyer she supported and informed them as well - they have told us they will be using Janet
for any future real estate deals they may have too.
Until we met Janet we have always begrudged the amount of money we gave to agents for selling our properties. They
just didn't work for the money. In Janet's case we felt she earned every cent. She held open houses more often than
we could have hoped - weekends, public holidays, nothing was too much trouble. And she was honest with us every
step of the way - there were none of the tricks and manipulations we had suffered from every other agent.
She was truly working FOR US - not making us feel as if she was doing us a favour by selling our house! We
cannot recommend Janet highly enough, and would be happy to talk to anyone who would like more details.
Thanks Janet - we'll be back!
Sue & Steve Pryor
49 - 51 Thornbird Ct, Canungra
Thankyou so very much for selling our house.
You were a blessing - we had our place on the market for 3 months, from one bad real estate agent to another. If
only we had heard about you before we would have saved so much time and money. From the moment you took over our
place to sell you were pro active. You didn't stop until it was sold and you got as close to the price we could
get. Your communication to us was commendable, you kept us up to date with progress reports and with any movement,
even when we were out of town.
You deserve every cent you make! I strongly recommend anybody using your service and would be happy for them to
contact me if they wish.
Happy to do dealings with you in the future.
Lorraine & Alister McArthur
11 Cattleya Ct, Hollywell
We are pleased to recommend Janet Houlihan to prospective clients. We found her friendly, well versed in all
aspects of Realty. She takes the stress out of selling, and she achieved a quick and very satisfactory outcome for
Jack and Penny Dawson
6 Rhiannon Dr, Ashmore
We chose Janet to sell our house because of her high success rate in this Estate. She did a wonderful job and we
are more than happy with the price she achieved. Janet is friendly and very professional and we have no hesitation
recommending her as your agent.
Colin and Rae Ellis
46 Riverwood Dr, Ashmore
We gave Janet a challenge to sell our house at the best possible price and we gave her our bottom line and as
promised, she delivered. She put in an incredible amount of effort over and above that which previous agents have
given us. She worked tirelessly under sometimes difficult circumstances and her efforts have been rewarded.
Both my husband and I would highly recommend Janet to act as an agent. She is honest, works extremely hard and
was always a pleasure to deal with and was always available at any time.
3 Josh Court, Ashmore
Janet Houlihan sold my house the day she listed it. She has a knack of finding the right house for buyers. She
bought me a qualified buyer she had been working with for a few weeks and sure enough they loved my house and
bought it that day. Janet kept in touch with me through-out the entire process and even when it went unconditional
a week later was still in touch with me every day.
Since settlement she still comes to visit and is concerned for my welfare. She is a nice person as well as a
great real estate agent and I am pleased to recommend her to my friends and family.
10 Rhiannon Drive, Ashmore
When we decided to sell we wanted an agent we could trust and one who gets results and Janet Houlihan was
recommended. She promised she would give 120% effort and did just that. From the time she spent getting the photos
of our acreage just right to the excellent internet listing, down to the comprehensive marketing programme she
prepared, and the recommendations she made for presenting our home at its very best, no stone was left
Her preparation paid off with 15 groups through first weekend and a cash contract which we were very happy with.
Janet always had time for a coffee and a chat to go through all the options with us and never pressured us in any
way. We would certainly select her again next time and will recommend her to others.
Ingrid and Edwin Matiuk
222 Crane Cres, Nerang
Once again we are very pleased to recommend Janet Houlihan as a Real Estate agent who is trustworthy, up front and
who gets results. This is the second home she has sold for us. If anyone can sell it she can! She works hard to get
the best deal for her seller, qualifies buyers, and is a really good negotiator which ensures the buyer pays top
Once the deal is signed she nurtures it along to ensure it goes unconditional and settles. For us Janet is the
only agent we would use and we highly recommend her to everyone considering selling.
Goran and Beba Trifunov
20/83 Highfield Drive, Merrimac
I first met Janet socially and was struck by her enthusiasm and bubbly personality. My husband and I had had an
unfortunate experience with one of the larger real estate companies on the Coast and were wary about conducting
further business with any agent for our next move.
I am glad we instructed Janet to sell our acreage property as she turned out to be a very conscientious and
hardworking lady who sold our property in a few weeks. Janet kept in contact and smoothed the way through the whole
process. Janet not only sold our property, but also discovered a further property that completely fulfilled all our
We always found Janet to be open and honest in all dealings, operating ethically and efficiently through all
agency requirements. I have no qualms whatsoever in recommending Janet to all my friends or associates as she goes
the extra mile and delivers.
23 Veronica Drive, Tallai
We recently instructed Janet Houlihan to sell our property in Runaway Bay on the Gold Coast. Janet presented us
with a very professional sales plan which we agreed was likely to give adequate cover to effect the sale of our
Janet had a conditional contract on the property within 4 days of listing it. This contract became unconditional
and the sale completed in a very short space of time. My wife and I have sold in excess of 100 properties in our
lifetime and we have rarely met any agent as hard working and enthusiastic as Janet.
Her sales skills are beyond question and her efforts to keep us informed of what was happening were impeccable.
We would recommend Janet Houlihan to anyone wishing to sell their property.
Barbara and Albyn Leslie
1/445 Pine Ridge Rd, Runaway Bay
I am delighted to give this wholehearted endorsement of Janet Houlihan. Janet was our real estate agent for the
sale of our house at 22 Rhiannon Drive Ashmore. My wife and I decided to go with Janet as our preferred agent
because we were impressed with a number of things about her initial presentation to us: her ability to listen, her
thorough preparation in a very short space of time, her willingness to spend a lot of time discussing options with
us without pressuring us in any way.
Our decision to go with Janet was soon rewarded - very soon in fact! Janet sold our house within a week! And for
very close to our asking price. She had really done her homework and knew the right buyer. I'm not sure exactly how
she did it. That's her secret! But I do know she works very hard, and has the right personality and approach with
people. She makes people feel comfortable which is so important when you are either a buyer or seller.
Once the contract was initially signed subject to a few conditions, Janet spent a lot of time in contact with
the buyer (and us) to make sure everything went smoothly. Apart from doing an outstanding job as our agent, Janet
is a very likeable person - a real pleasure to work with.
22 Rhiannon Drive. Ashmore
Dear Janet, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the professional way you handled the sale of my
property. At no time did I feel pressured, you made me feel very comfortable and it was a pleasure to have your
personalized service. I think that service is called "good old fashioned service" which seems to be very hard to
find in this day and age. That is a wonderful quality to have. I have no hesitation in recommending you to
57/2 St Kevins Ave, Benowa
Janet, we just would like to thank you for your help and effort towards selling our first home. Your friendly and
positive attitude is an asset to your career. You should be proud of yourself with this sale in 2 weeks only!
Sam and Alanna Hadi
13/10 Galloway Drive, Ashmore
We are pleased to give this testimonial to Janet Houlihan, Property Consultant. Janet is a very professional,
hardworking, courteous and friendly consultant. Her communication with us regarding the marketing of our home in
Ashmore was excellent.
The regular phone calls from Janet informing us of the response to scheduled open homes, interested purchasers
or other matters was greatly appreciated. It made us feel important to her. We are very happy with the quick sale
and price Janet achieved for us.
We have been able to move on with our other commitments in a short space of time. Thank you Janet. We certainly
recommend you highly to all prospective home sellers.
Ian and Stephanie Morrison
37 Binalong Drive, Ashmore
Janet Houlihan impressed me when we first met with her professionalism which continued throughout my dealings with
her. She made looking for a home a whole lot easier as I was under extreme personal stress at the time and she had
genuine concern for my welfare.
She thought ahead and found me a home which not only am I happy living in now but will suit my needs as I
Have no hesitation in letting her act as your Property Consultant and into your life as I did to my
1 Tranmere Close, Robina
Janet Houlihan is a successful agent with a great track record having sold 3 homes in my neighbourhood recently. We
chose Janet because we heard how persistent she was keeping a neighbour's difficult deal together. Janet sold our
home in just 4 weeks and we were very happy with the price, her service, professionalism and friendliness.
I have already recommended her to my friend and Janet sold her unit in just 4 weeks too.
Goran and Beba Trifunov
14/199 Government Rd, Labrador
Janet was recommended to me and I am pleased I chose her to sell my duplex-which she did in just 4 weeks. I found
her to be totally honest in her dealings with me and I always knew where I stood at any point in the
Janet is someone who goes the extra mile for her clients. Even after the deal was done she helped me with an
unrelated bodycorp matter and her letter was instrumental in getting it resolved.
21/20 Golden Palms Ct, Ashmore
I am an interstate investor and was impressed with the letters Janet wrote me from time to time keeping me up to
date with the market. I asked Janet to appraise my Labrador townhouse and to advise if any renovations should be
done prior to selling to get the top price.
Janet gave me honest, practical feedback and I went ahead and did what she recommended. She ended up selling my
townhouse prior to auction for the price she had indicated was achievable.
I will be asking Janet to find my next investment property and we are looking forward to meeting each other finally
when I come to the Gold Coast at Christmas time.
16 Leah Ct, Rowville, Victoria
I recently purchased a house in Robina through Janet Houlihan. I live overseas and I purchased the house for my
aged mother to live in. My confidence in Janet's professionalism and concern to find just the right house for my
mother was such that I signed the contract and paid the purchase price whilst still overseas.
Despite having to process a sale under auction conditions with a purchaser in a different time zone, Janet
managed to make sure that all of the required paperwork was completed in a timely and professional manner.
Achieving this required resourceful use of technology and considerable perseverance.
However beyond this I would like to say that Janet is one of the few real estate agents I have encountered who
is prepared to "go the extra mile" because of her personal concern for her clients. I wish her well in her career
and commend her agency on their selection of such a professional and caring consultant.
Deborah Wyburn, Sri Lanka
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Janet Houlihan sold our investment unit and we were impressed with her persistence and determination. We found her
to a very proactive agent and she always kept us up to date with results of inspections and open homes. We found
her to be friendly and professional and would recommend her to others.
Steve and Amy Knight
1/10 Galloway Drive, Ashmore
We were very impressed and thrilled with Janet's professionalism, commitment and strategy in relation to the sale
and auction of our duplex, and consider her the best real estate agent in the industry.
Sue and Robert Mowle
2/10 Jacqueline Ave Labrador