Martha Maclaurin-Wood

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Martha Maclaurin-Wood

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Senior Sales Consultant

It was the amazing lifestyle of the Northern Beaches that first attracted me when I arrived from Canada over 20 years ago. Today, nothing has changed and I feel so lucky to be able to raise my family so intimately connected to the bush and the beach. It's my love for the area that allows me to provide such a personal service whether I'm selling a luxury beachside family home or a studio apartment. This, coupled with my passion for matching homes to people, is what has enabled me to become a successful senior sales agent.

For me, the key component of a great agent is being a strong communicator and an even better listener, someone skilled in the art of forging strong relationships. I know how important it is to understand my clients, deliver on their needs and continually seek to exceed their expectations. 

The client relationship is always at the forefront of every campaign. When a homeowner places their trust in me to handle the sale of their property, it is both an honour and a privilege; but it is also a considerable responsibility - one that is treated with the utmost respect and sensitivity. At every stage of the process, my vendors are kept fully informed of our progress, from inspection feedback to offers and developments. Being an independent agency, we have the flexibility to personalise the marketing program to meet the unique requirements of the home and vendor.

At Drake, we are also heavily involved in supporting charities. The highlight of which is our annual World's Greatest Shave event that sees tremendous family and community spirit with many involved selling raffle tickets, colouring and shaving, along with cake stalls and sausage sizzles, all aimed at maximising our contribution to this life-changing organisation.

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" Knowledge was unparalleled "

"Martha sold us our Narrabeen house. Her knowledge on the area was unparalleled. She was great with her communication and kept us updated through the whole process. Cheers for your help Martha."

Nick B

" First Class "

"Just a personal thank you to you and to say how professional, responsive and all round fantastic you were at handling the sale of our house. We were overseas and it could have been very stressful. Your advice and marketing was first class. Thank you from both of us once again!"

V Pettit

" Martha just gets the job done! "

This is the second time I have used Martha to sell my properties. She is an excellent communicator, 100% reliable and gets the job done :) Highly recommended!

C Bryce

" I would definitely recommend Martha and the Drake team "

I recently listed my lifelong family home for sale with Drake Real Estate. Martha Maclaurin-Wood was my agent and her experience, advice and guidance during the process was invaluable and so appreciated. The decision to sell was not easy for me but her support , close contact and understanding helped me throughout the process and to secure a great outcome. I would definitely recommend Martha and the Drake team, in fact I already have! Thanks Martha and team .

F. Ross

" Thank you! "

"Dear Martha, We just wanted to acknowledge how much we have appreciated your expertise, reassurance and compassionate care throughout this journey. You've been so GREAT!"

Fiona & Garry

" Thank you for all your help! "

Martha, Thank you for all your help to sell our home very quickly. We really appreciated all of your help and amazing contacts to get our house ready for the market. All the best :)

Deeon & Ben

" A great experience all round! "

We have had the unique experience of both buying and selling the same property through Martha MacLaurin-Wood at Drake Real Estate and it was a great experience all round. Martha has a wealth of experience and advice and goes above and beyond to get the best results for you and after selling in just six days, we are very happy to recommend her and Drake as a very professional Agency that gets great results and with a minimum of stress.

M Gleeson

" Very prepared & professional! "

Martha was fabulous! She was responsive and professional. Martha was helpful with any questions we had. For our first meeting, Martha came prepared with reports about the area. Highly recommend.

M & A Godrey

" Very responsive and knowledgeable! "

Great service from the team at Drakes – Martha and Sam. Very responsive and knowledgeable with all aspects of the sale, easy to deal with. Our house even sold before the first open house for a great price. Thanks to the team, highly recommend them.

G Wheeler

" Martha: you are a wizard! "

Thank you Martha and Sam so much for your meticulous management with highly satisfactory results. Martha: you are a Wizard! My compliments to John, and sincere thanks to all the staff who played a part in the sale of the home I’ve loved for nearly 15 years – so far, the nicest home I’ve ever lived in. I will leave it with no regrets, but lots of happy memories – and I’m looking forward to settling into my new home soon.

Jerry Lattin

" Professional while achieving good results! "

I would like to thank Matha and all the team at Drake Real Estate for completing the sale of our unit in Wetherill St, Narrabeen in a professional manner and achieving a good result.

J & B O'Leary

" They know their market extremely well! "

We had a great experience with Drake’s during the sale of our property. They acted very professionally and were very proactive in dealing with any issues as they cropped up. We would highly recommend them to others looking to sell in the NARRABEEN area, as they knew their market extremely well.

J Barker

" Honest & Responsive! "

Our relationship with Martha goes back many years. She has always been honest and responsive, providing insight and guidance on our home and individual situation. It was this long standing relationship and trust that made using Martha to sell our home a no brainer. Having moved away before selling, Martha managed the process to get the house on the market and once on, communicated with us daily. The result was nothing short of amazing and the process as stress free as selling a house can be. I would highly recommend Martha to anyone interested in selling their home.... That's if you don't know her already

D Jecs

" Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value! "

Well what a awesome result! Listed our house quietly with Martha from Drake Real Estate and she sold it in 2 days for WELL OVER our expectations!! We are so grateful and are celebrating tonight!! Thanks so much Martha, what an outstanding achievement!

L Millett

" Above & Beyond what we expected! "

Martha played such a huge role in making our move to Narrabeen a great experience. Not only did she help us get across the line with the purchase of our new home, but also shared so much info about our community eg/ renovations or builds happening in the street, intro’s to our neighbours, helping us find a daycare for our daughter, a generous welcome gift... This was above and beyond what we expected and we really appreciated it. Thank you Martha!

B Hume

" Sold in RECORD TIME! "

Martha and the Drake Real Estate team sold our house for us in record time and for a price we were more than happy with. Martha MacLaurin-Wood is a thorough professional who knows her market and is a pleasure to deal with. We highly recommend Drake Real Estate.

J Broadbere

" Smooth process with great communication "

We were nervous about selling our house in a pandemic, especially as we are based in another city and have very busy lives. Martha made it a smooth process with great communication and useful information, listened to our ideas and added enormous value through her experience. We sold in less than 2 weeks and achieved our desired price. Also very happy with the way Drake managed the house as a rental, and supported our tenants once we made the decision to sell. Highly recommend Martha and the team.

G Catt

" I only write reviews for exceptional service... "

Martha and the team at Drake were par excellence! It's not often that the purchaser feels just as important as the seller, but we did. The previous owner of our lovely new home had been in the property for many decades and I know that Martha not only looked after his financial interests but also the emotional toil that comes from giving up a long-held family home. Martha kept us informed at all times, was friendly and efficient and made the whole purchasing process an absolute pleasure.

M Willoughby

" Fantastic result and completely stress free! "

Thank you Martha Maclaurin-Wood  you did an OUTSTANDING job of selling our unit.  You worked tirelessly and your communication was impeccable Adam & I could not be happier with the final result & all taken care of within a week! FANTASTIC RESULT AND COMPLETELY STRESS FREE!!!!

Nikki B.

" We really appreciated the professional service. "

We would like to thank the agency for the efficiency and diligence regarding the sale of our house  at Garden Street. We really appreciated the professional service that Martha gave us as well as her lovely personality. She made what was a difficult decision for us as easy as possible. The photographs were great! Thanks again to all involved.

L & W Boyd

" Honest, Trustworthy & Compassionate! "

Martha has been an outstanding agent who has helped us purchase our first (and hopefully) forever home. It's very rare finding a real estate agent who is honest, trustworthy and compassionate. She was always quick to respond to our questions, patient and very flexible. We couldn't believe how seamless and straightforward our purchase experience has been and that's largely because of Martha's approach, to not only supporting the vendor but us as buyers as well.

S Ford

" Professional with excellent local knowledge "

Martha was very professional, friendly and competent during the sale of our home. She handled the many enquiries and inspections in a stress free way. She provided excellent feedback and communicated regularly with us and prospective buyers. I would use her and Drake's agency again and highly recommend her to friends.

B Carlsson

" Professional, trustworthy, and effective real estate service . "

We had to manage the sale of our mother's property from a distance. Martha from Drake Real Estate, from the outset, provided balanced and data-informed advice on the market and options for a measured marketing campaign. She drew on her direct knowledge of the market and the profiles of potential purchasers for this kind of property. She personally assisted with the preparations of the property for its sales campaign and maintained close and informative contact before and after each sales action or event. Within a few weeks, her campaign generated several offers and she shepherded the interactions with the eventual purchaser. Throughout the process Martha not only confirmed our early confidence in her professional capabilities, but also personally did things to make our remote management task that much easier. We would thoroughly recommend this agency, and in particular, Martha MacLaurin -Wood, to those seeking a professional, trustworthy, and effective real estate service.

R. Ralliance

" Sold my house in under 4 weeks! "

Sold my house in under 4 weeks at the price I wanted. John and Martha at Drake were fabulous. They helped me get the house ready for sale and kept me up to date every step of the way. I even had some of Martha's outdoor furniture on my balcony for openings. Working with them was a pleasure and couldn't recommend them highly enough.

S. Ode

" Martha was amazing! "

Martha provided real and practical advice, she was incredibly supportive and nothing was too much trouble. She discussed options and ideas with me through the entire process and I had complete trust in her handling the sale of the house.

L. Shaw

" "Excellent Agent" "

"Martha assisted us beyond an agents duty, we highly recommend Martha to anyone who needs a Top Agent and a friendly one." Call Martha today on 9913 2101 for any real estate advice!

Sean & Calone O'Sullivan

" We love our new home! "

Martha was incredibly professional, warm and open. She remained totally unruffled during what turned out to be a far from smooth purchase process. Thank you Martha, we are totally in love with our new home and can’t wait to move in.

S. Phillpot

" Great Agent! "

Martha was very helpful and friendly and kept us up to date with everything. She is a great agent.

K. Price

" Very Good Agent! "

Martha, worked well to negotiate a top price for the sale..

B & C Bedford

" Credible and down to earth. "

Martha was a pleasure to have involved in our purchase. Although acting for the vendor, we (the purchasers) felt she was trustworthy and genuinely working to get an outcome for both parties. We would like to esspecially thank Martha as we would not have looked at this property if she had not pointed it out to us. Her communication skills were great and we enjoyed dealing with her.

L & M Kempe

" Great Agent!!! "

  As a real estate agent, Martha ticked all the boxes. She achieved a great result.

M & T Novakov

" Fantastic Agent and a lovely person. "

Martha has the attitude and knowledge all agents should have, but unfortunately they don't all poses the skills and credibility that Martha from Drake Real Estate does. It was a pleasure to deal with Martha and we look forward to purchasing more properties from her.

W & B Randle

" Great Agent "

I was quite concerned about the market conditions at this time, however Martha expertly guided me through and led the campaign to an excellent finish. I thank Martha for her time and expertise and would be happy to give a personal recommendation at anytime. Thank you!

B. Woolrych

" "A Positive Experience" "

It was a pleasure having our house on the market with Martha at Drake. She gave us a few ideas at the property appraisal which we acted on. Throughout the whole process she was always available, we both felt we had a good rapport and that we were working towards the same thing. Martha's positivity throughout, made us very confident and we are happy with the whole sale process and results.

Kay & Kieth Cleaver

" "Great Agent" "

Martha has been a dedicated agent with her clients best interests a priority. She has excellent communication skills and committment. I am thankful Martha was my agent in what was an extremely stressful time for me. Thank you Martha.

M. Van Den Elzen

" "Ideal Agent" "

Combining a great work ethic with a pleasant demeanour Martha is an ideal agent who works hard to match the vendor's and client's requirements. I would not hesitate to recommend Martha Maclaurin-Wood to anyone considering selling or buying.

R. Bowey

" No Hesitation Recommending Martha From Drake Real Estate "

From a buyers point of view, I would have no hesitation recommending Drake Real Estate. Martha is thorough and helpful. She went above and beyond just doing her job to make this stressful time as easy as possible for me. There are good human real estate agents - Martha is one of them!

A. Hayes

" Martha is a Great Agent, very approachable. "

Martha is a great agent easy to liaise with and very approachable and able to answer any questions we had when purchasing a property.

A. Edwards

" Martha was an absolute pleasure to deal with. "

Martha was an absolute pleasure to deal with. She was incredibly responsive and I felt through the buying process that she was genuinely interested for a successful outcome for everyone.

M. McLaren

" Thank You Martha!! "

Thank You Martha!! Martha recently sold our house at North Narrabeen. Throughout the whole process she was so helpful, dedicated and communicated everything perfectly. The final result was amazing and more than we could have hoped for. I wouldn't hesitate recommending Martha to anyone looking for a real estate agent.

D. Wright

" I can't recommend Martha enough. "

I can't recommend Martha enough. She went above and beyond in every step of the process, from dealing with tenants to preparing the house for sale, to the sale itself. She sold the house before auction for a price we are thrilled with. She is honest, reassuring, easy to communicate with and generous with her time. Even our conveyancer loves her, and he doesn't like real estate agents. I wouldn't hesitate to work with Martha again, and will be recommending her to anyone who will listen.

A. Weress

" Martha The Great Agent. "

Martha "The Great Agent" Martha was not just a phone call away but would meet you in person to help. She listened and responded to all your concerns and kept us well informed of negotiations with prospective buyers. She is genuinely friendly with a warm personality. It was obvious she would do a good job of selling our house, knowing the local market well as she lived nearby and taking pride in doing her job as an agent well. She was respectful and honest in her dealings with us. She was a good listener and always followed up with any business in person, with emails and phone calls...and that was not easy with 4 of us legally owning the house. Over the year before the sale she helped me enormously by putting me in touch with tradesmen to do the final touches in presenting the house. Many thanks Martha, we are very pleased to have met you.                    

J. Knott

" Amongst the best "

As a potential purchaser of the property, we found Martha to be amongst the best vendor's agents we have known. We found her to be very down to earth and practical. She was always genuine and straightforward in her communications, and supportive and empathetic to our situation and needs as individual purchasers.In short, Martha has a very good balance between professionalism, customer service and relationship building skills. We would recommend her to others without hesitation.

S. Menteith

If you want to be a satisfied seller - You need to use Martha to sell your property We were very concerned about being based in the European time zone while trying to sell a property in Narrabeen. However we should not have been. Selecting Martha as our agent was the best decision we made. She was exceptional at dealing with us at strange times of the night and day. She truly took the major challenges of being remote off the table. Additionally her ability to get stuck in to resolving issues, major questions and difficult matters was certainly impressive. It was an enormous relief and a huge benefit to have someone of her drive, capability and competence representing us during the selling cycle.

M & C Taylor

" Honest and Approachable "

Honest and Approachable Martha was very helpful and professional which made buying our first home easy.

J Munoz & A Eather

Martha is a breath of fresh air. After coming across so many agents that are untruthful, sleazy and all-talk, whilst we had a long search for a home, Martha was a stand out. Her ability to listen and give straight, honest answers, made the purchase of our first home a pleasant one.

S and J Dakin

" Thorough and Friendly "

Thorough and Friendly Once we had made the decision to sell, Martha swiftly organised all that needed to be done. We were fully involved in decision making and regularly contacted after inspections and other times as deemed necessary. We were confident that the whole process was going well and a good result was quickly achieved. Martha is very open and friendly.

P & M Vere

" 100% Satisfied "

I would unreservedly recommend Martha Maclaurin-Wood to anyone selling their property on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Martha provided us with an accurate apprraisal of the value of our unit and a comprehensive summary of recent sales in the area. She provided invaluable advice on preparing and styling the unit for sale. Once we were on the market Martha did a great job of showing and promoting the unit, following up interested buyers and keeping us informed of any developments. Martha sold our unit for a price that exceeded our expectations. We are 100% satisfied with Martha as our agent and will use Martha to sell our next property.

J & S Hamilton

" A Huge Thank You "

Hey guys, thanks ao much for all your support and making this journey of buying my first own home so easy!! Martha, you are a hero. ..going not only the extra mile! Thank you!!! ...the bubbles will be killed tomorrow night.

M Backes

" We couldn't be happier with Martha from Drake! "

Martha is a true professional. Martha did an amazing job managing our property whilst it was being rented. We employed Martha to take over the management of our property from a local Real Estate Managing Agent who we were very unhappy with and who left us with a difficult tenant and a stressful situation. Martha far exceeded our expectations taking complete control of the situation keeping all parties happy. We then employed Martha and Drake Real Estate to be the selling agent of our property. Martha kept us informed and up to date every step of the way, she is very experienced, has very sound market knowledge is friendly, fun and does not take herself to seriously. Martha helped to achieve an amazing sales result for us in 5 short days! Martha is very approachable, professional and I would absolutely recommend Drake Real Estate and namely Martha as selling agent and or rental managing agent.

D & R Skinner

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