We had seen Michael in action a couple of times so we were very happy when our agent recommended him to us for the online auction of our home. To say we were nervous is an understatement, however several days before the auction we had a phone conference with Michael who went through the process with us in great detail. He answered all our questions and gave us information we didn’t even know we needed. On the day Michael was punctual, professional and unstoppable. Encountering some uncooperative bidders did not deter him. His ability to read the 'virtual' room and take command of the situation was exceptional. It was not a smooth or easy auction and Michael did not let us down. No one has ever worked so hard for a sale. We would recommend him to anyone looking for an auctioneer that will act only in his clients best interests and will never give up
Paul & Marie Ledger
We wish to express a huge thank you for your outstanding result you achieve for our auction 19th September 2021. Your wonderful expertise and enthusiasm conducting the auction was incredible. We are sincerely grateful of this fabulous result.
Angela & Phillip Camilleri
"There were hundreds of onlookers and 36 registered bidders for 23 Reserve Street West Ryde. Things were very hectic and Michael's assistant did a first class job at registering buyers for me. During the auction Michael controlled the crowd exceptionally well with the many questions fired at him. I would not have coped without them both. The owners are very pleased with the result as Michael squeezed the buyers for as much as they had and they did mention to me prior to auction how they liked how friendly Michael was to them. I will be recommending Michael."
"Michael went above and beyond at the auction. He worked the buyers when the auction stalled and managed to get up to the reserve. I would highly recommend his services."
"Michael’s personality, negotiation skills and influence to achieve an outcome were absolutely brilliant. I knew we were in good hands when we met you. Thank you very much."
Jude & Anna
"We have seen many auctioneers in our time, but none that have left us utterly speechless. Michael’s guidance and advice throughout the auction campaign were unsurpassed. Michael inspected the property and attended a meeting with the vendors prior to auction day to run through the formalities and probable scenarios of how the auction would proceed.
His commitment and dedication to delivering a successful auction were substantiated when he stayed back to offer support and assistance in negotiating with a buyer. His passion in striving to close a deal, not just conducting the auction, visibly demonstrates his true professionalism and character.
His confidence and calming influence on the day, undoubtedly helped facilitate a premium price for our clients. The service that we received from Michael is unmatched. The care and sincerity shown to our clients is deeply valued and appreciated.
Again, a massive heartfelt thank you to Michael. You were not just our auctioneer, but an extension of our sales team."
Silvia Vitale & Tiana Walsh
Laing + Simmons Potts Point
"It is my pleasure to strongly recommend Michael Garofolo of Cooley Auctions. Michael recently conducted the auction of my residential property in Parramatta. From our first meeting, Michael immediately presented as an individual with a strong but balanced ego, a high energy drive, but at the same time very clearly focussed, and someone in possession of a detailed knowledge of transacting property. Without exception all of Michael’s predictions, as communicated prior to the auction, played out as he had suggested they would on auction day.
I 100% believe that Michael, as an individual, was responsible for achieving a price above what would conceivably have been achieved with any other auctioneer. I am very grateful for his efforts."
"Michael, just a quick note of gratitude for the wonderful result you achieved for us last Saturday. Your planning and attention to detail is remarkable. You did everything and more that you said you would do. We cannot begin to thank you enough for your tremendous effort. In short, words fail us. We would have no hesitation in recommending you and Cooley's to anyone who may wish to auction their beloved property in the future. Still pinching ourselves!"
Cherie & Robert Cassilles
“Without Michael’s assistance I don’t know that we would have achieved a result at the time, let alone at such a wonderful price. The vendor was very happy and relieved to see the property sold on auction day. I would have no hesitation employing Michael as our Auctioneer and I look forward to working with him again in the near future.”
First Meridian Realty