Hamish Tostevin is no stranger to the City of Boroondara; he and his family lived in the area for many decades – beginning with his entrepreneurial grandmother, who opened a pharmacy in Balwyn North - then surrounded by fruit orchards - in 1949. Other than two final years of secondary education at Geelong College, Hamish was educated locally at Carey Grammar. This long association with the area, coupled with an exemplary career in property, has enabled Hamish to build a solid association of friends, colleagues and clients in Boroondara, Whitehorse and Stonnington over the years.
Nothing feeds knowledge better than experience. Hamish’s sociable qualities and uncanny ability to allow his client to feel at ease, often belies his uncompromising attention to detail and dedication to providing exceptional service. Hamish displays a rare commitment, and follow-through and is renowned for leaving nothing to chance. He has also been fortunate to have been awarded over the years for his excellence in his field.
Hamish finds that his activity levels are best supported by a clear mind achieved through physical activity. Hamish’s great love of tennis and golf has never waned, and he plays whenever he gets the chance. Hamish, his wife Kirstie and their daughters Lily, Mia, Sienna and Poppy love spending time down at the coast, relaxing with family and friends, and traveling as much as possible.
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.
Partner, Auctioneer, International Division
0414 018 707
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We are writing a letter of HUGE recommendation for Hamish Tostevin. We knew of Marshall White, knew that they were the agent for us given their expertise in the Hawthorn West area, and that Hamish was the person we needed on our team. Hamish is front-foot-forward, hands-on and very personable. He is experienced and understands the market’s needs and wants from both the buyer’s and seller’s perspectives which we felt allowed him to advise us and manage our expectations properly. For over a year, before our house went on the market, Hamish kept us informed by email, newsletter and phone calls with intelligent and relevant analysis of the Hawthorn/Inner East market. We had some very unique circumstances that many other agents would probably have avoided dealing with, but Hamish handled everything (like he promised) and worked with us closely to get a really fantastic result. We were happy that he was also going to be the auctioneer of our house so he saw the entire process from start to finish. His communication is fantastic. Hamish also comes with an amazing team of contractors who he could call on and they responded to issues extremely quickly and reasonably. Hamish is thorough and honest. His work ethic and integrity are so far above excellent. We cannot recommend Hamish highly enough for everything he did and the care he took – almost like he was selling his own house. You won’t regret your decision to have Hamish as your agent!
Dear Hamish and James, Gus has just sent you an email on our behalf, but I also wanted to let you know how much we valued your support in selling Camberwell Rd. As I said today, I think you did a fantastic job! From our first meeting with you, Hamish, you were able to convey a vision for the house. Your suggestion of both Carmel and Steve assisted us enormously in getting it ready for sale, and maximising its potential. And your open communication right throughout the campaign was also invaluable in keeping us informed, and confident in the process! James you did a wonderful job in managing the communication with all the prospective buyers, and in conveying that information to us! You have a lovely warm genuine manner, which we greatly appreciated. And Hamish, the auction process was fantastic!!! So, together you managed to make the whole experience of selling our property a very open and positive one, and engendered in us a strong sense of trust- in both of you, and so in the overall process! Thank you so much!! With our best wishes again, Susie and Gus
Many thanks to Hamish, James & Jack for the wonderful and successful campaign that you ran for our home. It was great to have the regular and consistent contact that was provided. It was a bonus not to have many late notice inspections that we had to prepare for – luckily, having the last 10 days living away from home helped keep the house in order! Auction evening was stressful and exciting, and we are very happy not only with the result, but also that our home will become home to another family to enjoy, as we have over the past number of years. Please could you pass along our thanks to Sally for her help last night. Wishing you all much success for a good real estate year ahead! PS - It was a lovely surprise to find flowers from Marshall White on the doorstep yesterday!
Dear Hamish & Desiree, A very big thank you for looking after everything in such a professional manner in both the purchase of Studley Avenue and the sale of Kevin Grove. You are a formidable pair with communications and follow up second to none. At all times I felt well informed and any questions were thoroughly and promptly answered. All in all both purchase and sale were as stress free as these things can be- especially when I have been out of the market for some time. I can only say that signing you up for the sale of Kevin Grove proved to be a great decision and I would not hesitate to recommend both of you to any prospective sellers.
Hamish Tostevin from Marshall White came highly recommended, when I was choosing an agent to sell my house of almost 30years. While I interviewed 3 different recommended agents, all very good, it was Marshall White that nudged in front based on honesty, professionalism, sales approach and good balanced knowledge of the area. He was attentive, responsive and insightful, at the same time displaying objectivity. Together with Hamish’s impresarial expertise as an auctioneer, my husband and I had great confidence in the assigned team, and we were not disappointed! Thank you team Marshall White for a job well done and relieving us of an otherwise nerve-racking experience.
Dear Hamish, We wanted to say a very big thankyou for all your hard work selling our house. Your intuition, ability to read people and your extensive experience all came together to achieve a wonderful price above reserve for us. It was a stress-free campaign for us and that’s all because of you, Hamish.
Dear Hamish, James & Charlie, We want to say a huge thank you for conducting such a fruitful sales campaign surpassing all our expectations. Seeing the house evolve as we got it ready, with always a friendly manner, no pressure approach from yourselves, offering us encouragement and guidance at each twist and turn. We could not have asked for more attention and feedback communication, each of you sharing the open for inspection and follow ups. Not once were we left hanging, wondering, or disappointed. We truly appreciated your truthful, honest and clear diligent approach from starting this process through to its completion. The auction process went smoothly, with utmost confidence even with our inclement Melbourne weather. We are ever so grateful for your care and attention to every detail and continually recommend Marshall White to everyone we meet. Your caring attentive staff allowed the photo session and advertising jargon to present the property with utmost vision and interest. The small gifts of encouragement along the way were totally unexpected and greatly appreciated thank you. We particularly loved Gabe Frampton’s suggestions and guidance. She has a beautiful calming manner at a time of great change. Kindest regards and thank you for the journey, Sue & Robert
Jill joins me in expressing our gratitude for the professional and efficient way in which you managed the sale of our property. Your advice to us was at all times impeccable. Throughout the process we felt very confident that you would achieve the best possible outcome for us. As Jill said, one would seek the services of the best doctor you could find when it comes to matters of your health: similarly when it come to real estate, put yourself in the hands of a proven agent with an outstanding track record. Our warmest regards to you all,
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Thursday, 19 September 2019
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Wednesday, 18 September 2019
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Tuesday, 10 September 2019
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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.