A born communicator and experienced negotiator, Michael is equipped with characteristics that have led him to excel as an auctioneer. Passionate, confident and friendly, Michael has a commanding presence that sets the tone of every auction he calls.
Michael understands the role that emotions play when it comes to transacting property and his inherent interpersonal skills are evident in the way he interacts with all parties involved in the sale process. Always pushing for more, Michael skilfully engages with buyers to ensure no bids are held back on auction day and that a premium price is achieved.
With a background in finance, numbers are second nature to Michael and his calling skills are impeccable. Not one to give up on any challenge that comes his way, Michael makes it his mission to go above and beyond for his clients and often exceeds expectations. This attitude, combined with his finely tuned auctioneering skills, saw Michael become a Partner within Cooley Auctions in 2019. A highly valued representative of the Cooley brand, Michael is an asset to the team and the field of auctioneering.
"I want to thank Michael Garofolo so much for running my successful auction. I highly recommend Michael as an Auctioneer, he is very professional, an excellent negotiator, demonstrating superior communication skills, patience and compassion. Michael provided amazing customer service meeting with me prior to the auction and went out of his way to solve problems expeditiously during the auction and got me the highest price possible. I was very happy with Michael running my successful auction."
"We’ve observed many auctioneers in action and Michael is a standout. We knew Michael would be the best person for the sale of our home. His energy and passion to deliver the best possible outcome was evident on the day and we couldn’t thank him enough! We highly recommend Michael as he is a true professional and yet very humble in his approach."
Toon & Thao
"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 the outstanding result you achieved for our auction on 19th September 2021. Your wonderful expertise and enthusiasm conducting the auction was incredible. We are sincerely grateful for the 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 to anyone who may wish to auction their beloved property in the future. Still pinching ourselves!"
Cherie & Robert Cassilles