Adrian Hou
Adrian Hou
14:55 15 Dec 18
Andrew helped me lock down my favourite property by winning the auction at a significantly low price. During the last open inspection, a lot of people showed interest in the property and many of them planned to participate in the auction. That's when I decided to buy it. Within 3 days, Andrew gathered information, scheduled house inspection, formulated strategy and finally prevailed in the auction with a price much lower than I expected. His integrity, insight and professionalism ensures the accomplishment of the goal. Highly recommend!
Yao Joane
Yao Joane
09:45 15 Dec 18
Andrew has secured a very nice property for our family with an exceeding result. Lots of work been done before and afterwards to make sure we are 100 percent happy. Professional, gives helpful suggestions in various aspects such as building structure, land use, market, etc. and very devoted in our case. The best decision we made during our house hunting. Recommends with 5 stars!
Luke Blackwood
Luke Blackwood
22:26 28 Nov 18
We working closely with Andrew and Dean producing Building and Pest Inspections on Properties that they have identified for their valued clients. They are extremely knowledgeable about the ever change landscape which is the Melbourne Real Estate market. They do their due diligence and will ensure they find the right property to suit your budget in a timely manner. I fully endorse Industry Insider as a leader in Melbourne's Advocacy market.
Dionne Wilson
Dionne Wilson
03:30 21 Nov 18
UPDATED: 21/11/2018 - I've now also had the pleasure of working with David on the Vendor Advocacy side of their business. David had a client needing assistance with a property in the CBD, David & I worked closely together and were able to improve the cosmetics of the property and were able to deliver an exceptional result. It was clear the strong bond that David had with the client ensured a great working relationship. I could see the client had complete faith and trust in David & the team at Industry Insider and I know it made the process of sale a much easier one for her. October 2017 - In working with David Hewitt, it was immediately clear he had a thorough understanding of what his client was looking for, he was lovely to deal with, detailed and professional in his approach. It resulted in the property I was representing being the right one for his client. When his client came through all the aspects David thought she'd love, she did. She had definitely made the right choice appointing David as her buyers advocate. I look forward to working with David and his clients again in the future.read more
Charmaine Bonifacio
Charmaine Bonifacio
12:00 15 Nov 18
It was such a wonderful experience dealing with both Andrew and Dean. Dean has been amazing throughout the process. He was able to find our dream investment property that we thought was unattainable in less than a month. Thank you for taking care of everything, answering all my questions through text messages and phone calls even outside business hours, explaining everything, making me feel comfortable and for always being patient. Thank you for going above and beyond!. I could not thank Dean and Andrew enough for their excellent service, for working for our interests and for a stress free experience! This is an early Christmas present for us. What more can we ask for. Highly recommended! Extremely happy with our first investment property, for the wonderful support in achieving our goal and hopefully more to come! All the best guys ❤️
Daniel Pace
Daniel Pace
10:26 06 Aug 18
Thank-you both Andrew and Dean for your assistance. It's amazing how much I have learnt about the property market from your guidance. I can't believe I've secured a two bedroom private villa with a very large courtyard in a blue chip location, under budget and reserve price!! This is truly a magnificent result!! Dean, you've been of real support to me during this entire process, just like a friend!! Your knowledge, perseverance, and reliable nature makes you an asset to Industry Insider. Thank-you very much! Please also thank Chris on my behalf I really appreciated his support on our first day of inspections. Keep up the good work!
Alana Burnside
Alana Burnside
22:06 23 Jul 18
We can’t thank the team at Industry Insider enough. They managed to secure a family home for us in an area we thought was out of our budget. But thanks to their patience, research and negotiation skills, we have found our dream home. In particular, Andrew has been there to answer our calls and provide guidance through the whole process. We are very impressed with their services and would recommend them to anyone about to purchase a property.
Josh Power
Josh Power
02:14 23 Jul 18
Skilled and professional negotiator Dean Munro recently purchased a property off me on behalf of one of his clients. His knowledge of the suburb was second to none it made my job a lot easier. On auction day he had a game plan and executed it perfectly, If I was looking to purchase a property I would have no hesitation in using Dean Munro to purchase it on my behalf.
Nathalie Justin
Nathalie Justin
11:36 02 Jul 18
We spent years hunting for a home. Years! Finally we decided we needed help. After chatting with a few different buyers agents earlier this year, we decided to sign up with Andrew at Industry Insider. Andrew provided us with a set of experienced eyes, friendly guidance, insight into alternative options and practical/industry point-of-view. We also really appreciate that they charge a flat fee when so many buyer's agents charge you a percentage of the sale price. It seems counterintuitive to expect an agent to fight for the best price for you when the more you pay, the more they earn! With a flat fee, that concern is not there. Thanks to Andrew and David (who expertly handled the auction), we're picking up the keys to our new home tomorrow! It's a property that ticks the boxes that are important to us as well as a few wish list extras. Thanks guys and all the best! Maybe we'll do it all again some time in the future?!
Marty Stanowich
Marty Stanowich
07:24 27 May 18
David and team at Industry Insider were fantastic. As expats living in Australia, we were unfamiliar with the property market here and David walked us through the entire process. He helped remove much of the stress of buying a property. From arranging private inspections to handling negotiations, David's assistance was invaluable. We ended up getting the best price for the house we wanted through his extensive knowledge and networks - something we would never have achieved on our own. David's customer service was impeccable; he would always check in to update us on new properties and when we did find a home we wanted, he communicated every step so we were always well-informed. David and team saved us a lot of time, money and stress and David worked hard to find us a home at our price point. If you're looking to buy a property, highly recommend David!
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Alana & Matt Bowker · First home buyers (St Kilda)

We bought our first home with the buyer advocacy services of through Industry Insider.

We decided to use Andrew as we were struggling to buy our first home due to lack of experience, knowledge and support.

Throughout the three months we worked with Andrew, we found him to be very approachable, knowledgeable and honest. He made buying our first home a stress-free experience and saved us money.

Andrew is very approachable – we could ring, text and email him at any time or day of the week, and we always received a prompt response. He was also prompt in his actions; property inspections were arranged very quickly, and we had our building and pest inspection completed within 24 hours of seeing a property we wanted to put an offer on.

His knowledge in real estate is second to none. The fact that he has worked as an estate agent in the past means he understands what vendors have to go through to sell their home, how agents market homes they are selling and how to negotiate. Because he knows the market inside out it gives you, the purchaser, the best chance of buying at a good price.

His experience in real estate also means he has many real estate contacts, which meant we were able to see homes privately before they went to market and, if appropriate, we could provide an offer to the vendor and potentially avoid going to auction; this was how we bought our first house.

Andrew was very realistic and honest with us. If we saw a property, no matter how much we liked it, he would honestly say if it was going to be out of our budget or if it was not in a good location or not positioned well on the block etc. Because of this, we didn’t waste time thinking about a property and didn’t get emotionally attached.

It was because Andrew did the work for us – arranging the inspections, liaising with the selling agent, negotiating on our behalf and organising his own building and pest inspectors and conveyancer – that we saved money. We didn’t have to pay for multiple building and pest inspections on properties that realistically weren’t appropriate for us, and we bought privately before it went to auction.

We can confidently say that without Andrew we would not have gotten the house we are lucky enough to call our first home.

Alana & Matt Bowker


Wendy Pike · Investor (Sydney)

I was recently looking at buying an investment property in Melbourne. I decided to employ Andrew Date as my buyer's advocate.

From our first conversation, I could see the tremendous value that Andrew could offer through his knowledge of the market and his contacts in the Melbourne market place.

Andrew showed me through seven properties in total before we found a property with a land component of 1000sqm and future development potential.

There was competition from other buyers at the time; however, with Andrew on my side, negotiating and completing the due diligence, I was able to secure a great investment property.

I highly recommend Andrew for anyone who is looking to purchase either their first home or investment property. Andrew was able to save me time and he knows the market.

Thanks once again, Andrew.


James Lehane · (Melbourne)

I first heard about the services of Industry Insider through a friend I do business with. I was looking to buy a larger family home and as soon as I found the property I wanted, I needed to place my home on the market. I was searching for property by myself but really didn’t understand the value of the property I was looking to purchase. I didn’t want to overpay for a property.

After deciding to employ Andrew, it was evident that his professionalism and knowledge of the real estate arena was going to make buying and selling a lot smoother than if I did it on my own.

I purchased a home in Mt Eliza on an acre of land with bay views, it is absolutely perfect for my family, and we are excited to be moving into the property. While we purchased, Andrew was able to select the best agent to help me sell my home. This was all completed off-market with no advertising, saving me time and money.

I highly recommend Andrew’s services as a vendor and buyers agent.

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