What people are saying about us.

'Clients for life' is our motto, and our team will work with you to ensure your experience is a positive stepping stone for your next move.

Positive and Professional

Alan was on point from our first meeting. His knowledge of the area,market and what was required to achieve a good result was
very reassuring. Alan''s followup and communication was professional and always kept me engaged in the process. Although
unsure about some of the changes required initially Alan''s enthusiasm and experience gave me confidence to go all out with his
suggestions and the eventual outcome proved it to be the correct decision. Alan is a highly motivated and client focused agent.
Seller - Lilydale

Sold our house in just over a week!

Very happy with Alan. Sold our house in just over a week and we got a much higher price than other agents quoted. Alan is extremely professional, and I cannot rate him highly enough. I would definitely recommend him to others and would have no hesitation using him again to sell my home.
Seller - Lilydale

Highly recommend!

Jo was extremely professional and would always return texts and phone calls promptly. Would highly recommend!
Dorothy Street CROYDON


Incredible! Jo Parker was absolutely wonderful she made the process so easy. Thank you so much!

If you''re thinking of selling, we highly recommend Alan

I don’t write reviews or letters to the editor, but I just want others to have a great experience like us!
Alan from Max Brown sold our family home in the Gateway Estate within hours of our first meeting!

Initially we spoke to a number of agents and I thought Alan was just a salesman selling a story but everything he promised he delivered and on time. He assisted us through the entire process from styling
tips to trade contacts and even helped us position furniture!

He highlighted all the positives in our house and suggested specific areas that could be improved to ensure the best price. If it wasn’t Alan it was Ruth who made contact and followed up so we always knew what to expect and how long inspections would take, it was like we were their priority.

After three private inspections our house was sold for the price Alan suggested initially and for the terms that suited us.
If you''re thinking of selling, we highly recommend Max Brown’s Alan Holmes.
Thank you Alan!

From the Mitchell family.

I appreciated working with you

I would like to thank you very much for your professional advice and guidance in preparing the property for the market. You surely have an eye for quality and appearance, you take a lot of care looking after the vendor which also means the purchaser is looked after. I appreciated working with you and both parties ended up with an exceptional result. Max Brown will certainly be recommended. Once again, thank you.
Chester Street LILYDALE

We can’t recommend Kristie highly enough

We can’t recommend Kristie highly enough, she is such a highly motivated and innovative agent. We were so impressed with how hard working, enthusiastic and dedicated Kristie was throughout the whole process. We received so much communication and advice and were so happy with how she kept us updated from the moment we started.
Seller of Land- Kilmore East

Fabulous service!

Fabulous communication and diligence. Very happy with the service. Thank you!
Thompsons Road MONTROSE

We would highly recommend Sue

Sue was very easy to deal with, very clear and forthcoming with all information right from our first meeting to after selling our property. We would highly recommend Sue to any of our friends and family. Thank you we are so happy with the result!

Great purchasing experience

We had a great purchasing experience. Alan made everything easy and understandable. Thank you!

We highly recommend Janine

Everything was carried out well, our property sold quickly and we received very friendly service. Janine has great communication skills and we will be recommending her services to others in the future. Thank you!
Wright Street SEAFORD

One of the best agents in the area

We highly recommend Jo Parker, she is one of the best agents in the area. She has so much enthusiasm, knowledge, experience and respect for people. If your looking to buy or sell a home, go with Jo!
Oaktree Avenue CROYDON NORTH

Jo was a pleasure to work with

Jo was a pleasure to work with. She genuinely cares for everyone involved in buying an selling. You are not just a number to Jo. Jo is a wealth of knowledge and a breath of fresh air. I can not recommend her enough thanks for helping us find our new house!
Ruskin Avenue CROYDON

Went over and above expectations

Alan has a lot of experience in the Gateway Estate. Very pleased with the whole process. We felt Alan went over and above what a normal real estate agent would do. We would feel comfortable in referring our family and friends to Alan and Max Brown, thank you!
Arwon Court LILYDALE

Couldn''t be better

Alan was great to deal with. We couldn''t recommend him any higher. Out of all the agencies we have dealt with, Max Brown were the best!
Statesman Crescent MOOROOLBARK

Honest and upfront

Alan has an abundance of knowledge and experience of the Gateway Estate. Alan was honest, upfront and did what he told us he would. Thank you for selling our house so quickly!
The Gateway LILYDALE

Exceptional service

Exceptional service, the team guided and provided advice so that I could make wellinformed decisions. The team worked hard and delivered a really good result for me, I highly recommend their services.
A big thank you to Sue, Melissa, Colin and the entire Max Brown Team.
Bentley Court WARRANWOOD

Highly attentive

We worked with Alan as buyers and knew that his manner/approach would be great for us as vendors. Alan was highly attentive and we would happily engage his services again.
Colver Close KILSYTH

Very happy

We were very happy with the service. We were kept informed with constant contact and were offered a variety of options to sell the property.
Hewish Road CROYDON

You''re simply the best- wow!

Jo was the most professional, respectful and understanding agent. She put our minds at ease so many times during the busy period while our home was on the market. Jo''s knowledge of the market and fine attention to detail made her a delight to work with. On Auction day our expectations were exceeded with the final result. we could not be any happier! We would definitely recommend Jo to anyone who needs an agent that listens and understands how to communicate every step of the journey. Thank you Jo, you''re simply the best wow!

Exceeded our expectations

The service from Jo, Alan, Colin, Paul and Melissa exceeded our expectations! Not just with the great sales result, but with their respect, professionalism and expertise throughout the whole campaign.
Max Brown stood out to us in their honesty and experience. We would honestly recommend them to anyone who wants to sell or buy a home.
Oaktree Road Croydon North

Excellent to deal with

Sue was excellent to deal with. Communication was clear and prompt and we got a great price for the property. Thank you!

Above excellent

The service provided by Janine was above excellent. Janine assisted keeping us up to date, helped with staging the property and helped guide us through the whole process. Loved that our initial meeting was after hours and at our home. With two small children this made it an easy and pleasant process. Thank you!
Bayswater Road CROYDON SOUTH

We love Sue Jackson!

Sue Jackson has shined yet again! Thank you so much we love Sue Jackson!

Straight forward and easy

Very straight forward and easy found Alan to be very helpful and great communication. We were very satisfied with our experience, thank you!
West Wood Pass Chirnside Park

Experienced and efficient

Very pleased with the overall service it was very pleasant and Alan was very experienced and efficient. He made it painless!
Chester Street LILYDALE

Jo nurtured us through the entire process

Jo sold us the property nearly 10 years ago, she looked after us so well back then we couldn''t think of anyone else to sell our home. Jo went above and beyond our expectations. She explained everything thoroughly and in stepbystep detail, keeping us continuously informed. We also loved the marketing of our property, looked beautiful! Jo exceeded our expectations, she perfectly understood our needs and nurtured us through the entire process, whilst maintaining the utmost professionalism.
Warrandyte Road RINGWOOD NORTH

Highly recommend Craig

Craig Hamilton has provided practical and effective service to me concerning the sale of a commercial property in Yarrawonga. He provided an excellent mix of local knowledge and the objectivity you would hope for from someone separate from that community. He has drawn on external and local connections to achieve a good price and timely outcome for me as his client. Craig was always available and happy to impart advice on all aspects of the commercial arrangements and the intersection of that with the sale process. His knowledge of commercial real estate is not limited to the sale process. Finally Craig has a good manner. He is calm and reassuring, has an approachable manner which was very helpful in resolving misunderstandings between various stakeholders in what was a complex process. He has an amazing capacity to remain collected in pressure situations and demonstrated on numerous occasions he is a person of integrity. I would therefore be happy to recommend Craig as sales agent for commercial property and indeed any real estate.
Belmore Street YARRAWONGA

Very pleasant and professional. We were very pleased with Jo''s service and thoughtfulness.

Exceeded my expectations

I met Alan at another property and was impressed by his manner and professionalism. My internet research confirmed that he had an excellent knowledge of the area and great reviews. The service I received from Alan and Ruth exceeded my expectations. They worked extremely hard to help us prepare the property for sale and get an amazing price in a very short time frame. Thank you!

Very efficient

The communication has been excellent, Sue was very efficient and I am happy with the outcome.
Camelia Crescent THE BASIN

Very happy

Jo was down to earth and honest. Great service and communication. Very happy with the outcome.
Carlyle Street CROYDON

Jo is a sensation when it comes to real estate.

From the beginning, Jo was enthusiastic, positive and honest about the property I was about to buy from her. 10 years later, I hunted Jo down as I felt she was the only person I would trust with the sale of this same property. We talked and worked on a timeline as the market had been depreciating and we needed to maximise the potential that my home had to offer. Jo suggested the expertise of a home decorator and it worked! We discussed the pro''s and con''s of various sales strategies and I was never under any pressure to commit to anything I didn''t feel 100% comfortable with. My recommendation is to talk with Jo, whether buying or selling she has your best interests at heart. Jo is a sensation when it comes to real estate. I highly recommend Jo and her team!
Scott Street MITCHAM

Trustworthy and reliable!

I''m so glad we chose Alan Holmes (and his assistant Ruth Stafford) to list our Lilydale home. We were nervous firsttime vendors living 2+ hours away from the property we were selling, so we needed someone trustworthy and reliable who would get the job done with minimum fuss. Alan and Ruth did exactly that! Not only did they make the process of preparing our house for sale painless and stressfree, but they achieved an incredible result that was beyond our expectations – in just over a week! Alan is professional, confident and knowledgeable, and his negotiation skills just blew us away. To top it off, both Alan and Ruth are lovely, genuine people who really care about their clients and go out of their way to help them achieve their dreams. I can''t thank them enough.

Overjoyed with every aspect

''Service'' exceeded my expectations. With Jo''s knowledge of the market and expertise from experience, we worked together with a plan over the months to make my home hit the market like dynamite! And it did! I was overjoyed with every aspect of the (what can be a very daunting time) service from Jo Parker. From preliminary meetings and discussion, advertising and professional photos, layout, presentation and keeping up a constant stream of communication through the whole process I had the most positive experience.
Scott Street MITCHAM

Extremely helpful

Excellent knowledge of the local market. Extremely helpful and available to answer questions. Very professional.
Charles Street MOOROOLBARK

Polite, respectful, and most conscientious

Our dealings with Janine Taylor and Max Brown Real Estate have been most pleasurable. She has been polite, respectful, and most conscientious. She has gone out of her way to make sure that we have achieved the best possible result in the sale of our house. We have used Janine before as our real estate agent of choice for the sale of a previous property and we are going to use her again as the need may arise. I have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone that is looking to sell their property.

Cannot recommend enough!

I cannot recommend Janine Taylor of Max Brown Croydon highly enough. I was impressed very early on with the knowledge and information Janine provided me in how the process of selling moving forward would go. Janine knows the Croydon / Ringwood areas very well and kept me up to date with all matters regarding my sale along the way. Janine is very professional in her approach to her work and I highly recommend her services if either selling or looking to purchase. She got me a fantastic result!
Alfrick Road CROYDON

Professional sales agent

Janine is very highly dedicated, passionate, confident and professional sales agent. I am truly grateful for meeting her and for selling my house under stressful times. I would highly recommend Janine to anyone that is thinking of selling. It has been a pleasure dealing with her.
Dorset Road CROYDON

Diligent and understanding

Not an ''easy'' sale due to our love for both our home and where we live and Alan very thoughtfully and diligently guided us through the process and achieved an excellent outcome for us.
Max Brown has a real asset in Alan and it has been our pleasure to have had his services at such an important and significant step in our lives.

Very professional

Jo is very professional. but she is also very understanding and caring. She made me feel confident in the process.

Highly Recommended

Sue has offered much advice over the years. Very highly recommend Sue and the team. Have always received professional service.
Sheffield Road MONTROSE

Professional and thoughtful

When Jo Parker walked into my home I knew she was the person to help me sell my subdivision, Jo is professional, thoughtful and she tells you how it is. I would not hesitate in recommending Jo to help sell your property.

Perfect, great job!

Janine was very professional in her job of selling my place. Perfect, great job, many thanks!
Dorset Road CROYDON

Warm personality and good communication

Jo has a good warm personality. We met our reserve price so obviously expectations were met there, we had good communication all through the process.
Henty Court CROYDON

Wonderful to work with

Wonderful to work with. Helped me in every way and very easy to deal with.
Alfrick Road CROYDON

More than met our expectations

More than met our expectations, negotiated a very good price for our property. We have been very happy with the service and followup that we have received.
Edmond Crescent WANDIN NORTH

Well informed

The sales format was well explained. We were well informed as to the progress with the sale. The house sold within three days due to your sales people.

Local wins!

Local agent – Local Knowledge – Local contacts. Excellent service. Wonderful and very helpful – it was easy to deal with them.
Archer Close LILYDALE

A Good Purchase Experience

Our buying experience with Alan Homes was good. We had missed out on a property and Alan introduced us to the property we purchased, as he thought it would suit us.
Eltham-Yarra Glen Road YARRA GLEN

Great Knowledge of the Area

Great Knowledge of the Area We built through Alan Holmes at Max Brown Real Estate Group and the experience was good. Alan has a great knowledge of the area and the entire estate. Alan was always available to answer questions and give his honest opinion. Most importantly our sale price was achieved before even going to market. Alan and Ruth were always very helpful and prompt with how they worked. We would highly recommend Alan when selling a home, particularly in the Gateway Estate. His honest and professional approach makes it very comfortable and easy to work with him.
Benito Court LILYDALE

Local Knowledge

Local Knowledge The main reason for choosing Max Brown Real Estate Group was Local Knowledge/Expertise Previous Dealings Enthusiasm for our Property Alan exceeded our expectations. Great result! Fantastic selling experience, we highly recommend Alan Holmes’ services.
Benito Court LILYDALE


We chose Max Brown Real Estate Group and Alan Holmes because of their previous sales results. Alan was fantastic, he always kept us updated and sold our property within a week for a great price. We couldn’t be happier.
Park Valley Drive CHIRNSIDE PARK

Professional and positive agent

Alan Holmes was the most professional and positive agent that we had out to meet. We were very happy with the service. Alan kept in contact with us throughout the selling process and also gave us feedback after each open home.
The Gateway LILYDALE

Very helpful

We were very happy with Alan he was very helpful and did a great job.
Bravo Court LILYDALE

Always went above and beyond

Wendy and the team at Max Brown Property Management have been fantastic. They helped us out straight away whenever we needed it and they always went above and beyond! Renting through them has been a great experience thanks!
Tash- Tenant

Proactive, polite and honest

I want to thank you for the process involved over the past while. I have appreciated your proactivity in getting things done for me. When this commotion started with my tenant, you quickly kept me informed of nonpayments and with Wendy you took a course of action which has proven productive. You kept me updated at each turn until the eviction occurred. Sarah, I also appreciate the way you got on to advertise my property so quickly last weekend. This allowed you to get the new tenants. You also rearranged your time schedule so that a condition report was done on Thursday which meant the new tenants could move in on Friday. Add to this the organisation of getting My Connect to call me to arrange power for the week, taking updated photos of the unit and putting those on the web, being available on the phone to listen to me call you daily with questions or queries (I hope to stop now) and just being polite and honest with me. Thanks again so much to both you and Wendy for taking the time to achieve such a positive outcome.
Richard- Landlord

Less Stressful

I am writing to thank you ever so much for making my sale of my property as less stressful as possible. And once again Thank You for your kindness.
Jarvis Avenue CROYDON

Direct Agents

Melissa and Janine were the most direct out of four real estate agents we spoke to. Their communication with us was very important especially with the rules constantly changing. All other agents tried to sell their own expertise first ie “how good they are” but Melissa and Janine just explained the market.
Summer Hill Park Road MOOROOLBARK

Highly Recommended

My experience of selling my property with Max Brown and Melissa as my agent has been very positive. My property was operating as a medical practice and so was a commercial rather than residential property. Melissa met with me a number of times before we put the property on the market to discuss expectations and the best approach to selling. She was in regular contact before and during the marketing campaign and just before the auction. We achieved a price well above my expectations and i felt well supported throughout the campaign. I would highly recommend Melissa and will definitely use her again when I sell my home in the future.
Charles Street MOOROOLBARK

Excellent Service

We are very pleased with Melissa’s service. She was never “pushy” and has excellent knowledge of the Real Estate industry. She promptly answered our texts and phone calls and made herself readily available to us whenever required. Thanks Melissa.

Sensational agent!

I’ve had the pleasure of dealing with Melissa twice in the past 18 months for the sale of two properties. Melissa provided exceptional service and communication throughout the entire process. She went above and beyond, and far exceeded my expectations. She has been an absolute pleasure to deal with and I highly recommend her as an agent.

Thank you!

Just would like to say thank you for your assistance throughout the process. Selling a home can be a difficult process, especially when it is your first time. Melissa was excellent with her communication and regular updates which I appreciated and had different suggestions to help with selling the property.
Hewish Road CROYDON

Great Agent

Melissa is a great real estate agent. Nothing was ever a trouble and always on time for inspections and going the extra mile to make sure the house was humming for inspection. She had great skills with regard to market.
Fernhill Road MOUNT EVELYN

Professional and friendly service

Professional and friendly service from Melissa. She was always reachable and ready to answer my questions, much appreciate her efforts.
Dorset Road CROYDON

Caring and Professional Agent

We found Melissa to be very honest and patient with a great deal of market knowledge and very good negotiation skills, her honesty and integrity is unquestionable and for the above reasons we would have no hesitation in referring her to others.
Rolling Hills Road CHIRNSIDE PARK

Professional and Empathetic

Professional and Empathetic Just wanted to say how thrilled we were with Melissa Van Der Linden. In December she sold my mum’s home of 49 years. Throughout the sale period Melissa was professional, empathetic and went above and beyond to help my mum through the process. My mum’s home was out of Melissa’s area, Noble Park, but the research she did prior to mum''s house going onto the market was fantastic. Thank you Melissa from the bottom of our hearts you are amazing at what you do!
Flowervale Road NOBLE PARK

Great agent!

Melissa was helpful during the inspection and purchasing process. She was very quick and able to flexibly arrange appointments to accommodate the schedule of the various contractors and myself.
Kincumber Drive CROYDON

Direct Agents

Melissa and Janine were the most direct out of four real estate agents we spoke to. Their communication with us was very important especially with the rules constantly changing. All other agents tried to sell their own expertise first ie “how good they are” but Melissa and Janine just explained the market.
Summer Hill Park Road MOOROOLBARK

Polite, respectful and most conscientious

Our dealings with Janine Taylor have been most pleasurable. She has been polite, respectful, and most conscientious. She has gone out of her way to make sure that we have achieved the best possible result in the sale of our house. We have used Janine before as our real estate agent of choice for the sale of a previous property and we are going to use her again as the need may arise. I have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone that is looking to sell their property. Merribah Way CRANBOURNE WEST

Relaxed Approach

I chose Max Brown Real Estate Group from two other agents, principally because of Jo Parker’s relaxed, nopressure, down to earth approach. I was impressed with the regular feedback during the leadup to the auction. I would like to thank the Max Brown Real Estate Group for their professionalism in making the sale of my property such as satisfying and enjoyable event.

Professional with Integrity

I am so glad I chose Jo Parker as my sales agent, as she made the process of selling my less than perfect house (although in a fantastic location) simple, relaxed, and even fun! With her quarter century worth of real estate sales experience, her love for the local area, her highly developed people skills and importantly to me her honesty and warm, caring attitude. I was confident that she would try to achieve the best possible outcome for me whilst being fair to each potential buyer. I would definitely recommend Jo 100% to any potential home seller. Nursery Road, Croydon
Nursery Road CROYDON

Wonderful and experienced agent

Jo was such a pleasure to have as our agent. Her warm nature, communication, experience and knowledge of the market made the process of selling our house a breeze. We highly recommend Jo and would gladly use her again in the future.
Kimberley Drive CHIRNSIDE PARK

Expectations Exceeded

Not only did Jo exceed my expectations, the entire Max Brown group impressed with their professionalism and integrity. We will be recommending Jo to anyone we know who wants to sell their home.
Belvoir Court KILSYTH

Genuine professional agent

Jo Parker was recommended to us prior to our house being ready for sale. We signed with Jo the first day we met her because we felt her and Melissa had a very good understanding of what our home had to offer and appreciated how we wanted to present it for sale. From that day on she was beside us everyday throughout the whole sale process. There was never any pressure to move more quickly. The whole process was handled in a very professional way but also we were made to feel very special in the way Jo and Melissa cared about our feelings all the time. Thank you Jo you''re the best!
Fernhill Road MOUNT EVELYN


Jo was wonderful, always honest and kept us up to date with what was going on with the sale of our house. Highly recommend this lovely lady!
Dorset Road CROYDON

Friendly and easy to deal with

From the first time we met both myself and Derek felt comfortable talking to Jo. She definitely remembered us from our first inspection. She was very friendly and took on board what we had to say. I would highly recommend Jo.
Belvoir Court KILSYTH

Professional, knowledgeable and passionate

We had a great experience with Jo, she was always professional and extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the industry. She spent time getting to know us and did everything she could for us to get our dream home. She continually kept in communication with us and made the entire process really smooth. We would highly recommend her.

Responsive and Professional

Very responsive and very professional thank you!
Maroondah Highway RINGWOOD

Definitely Recommend

Deb at the Croydon office has managed my property in Kilsyth for the last 3 years. Could not have been happier with her professionalism over that time. Would definitely recommend Max Brown to anyone looking for a property manager.
Leigh- Landlord

First class service

We would like to express our appreciation to you personally for your handling of the sale of Mum’s house. Whilst it will always depend on the right buyer being out there at the right time (which happily seems to have happened in this case) we want to acknowledge your own first class service. Our observation of how you conducted an open for inspection elsewhere was a big tick at the outset. We appreciated your honest appraisal of where the current market sat, which we are sure contributed to us achieving the best result possible. Your professional advice on marketing revealed itself to be astute too. We are delighted with the end result. It has added to our esteem for Max Brown who had previously served us well in past real estate dealings with our family.
Yeaman Road MONTROSE

Very professional

Very professional throughout the sale with prompt feedback and communication. Just keep doing what you are doing.
Waterview Terrace LILYDALE

Amazing Sales Result

More than met our expectations. Very professional. Amazing Result. Great advice. Highly recommend to everyone.
Liverpool Road KILSYTH

Smooth sale process

The process has been very smooth and they are fantastic to deal with. We couldn’t imagine a much better service; we have had a good experience.
Foulds Court MONTROSE

The sale was fast and process open.

Max Brown Real Estate are high profile real estate agents in Montrose. We had previously had contact with Sue Jackson when purchasing in Montrose. The service we received more than met our expectations. Sue Jackson gave us confidence in the way the house was marketed and her regular contact with us to update us, gave us no reason to regret our choice. The sale was fast and process open. We were totally happy with the whole process and would have done nothing differently. We would recommend Max Brown and in particular Sue Jackson to friends in the area wishing to sell. Copeland Drive, Montrose
Copeland Drive MONTROSE

Confident and Helpful

We chose Max Brown as when we viewed properties there was Sue with confidence and a helpful nature. Sue has always been positive and reassuring. Thank you to both Sue and Georgia and the whole Max Brown Team we are very happy!
Sheffield Road MONTROSE

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