James Redfern - Professional Portrait

About James Redfern

Renowned for his sense of integrity, sheer professionalism and ability to negotiate exceptional results, James has established a reputation as one of the industry’s most innovative practitioners. With more than 30 years of experience in real estate, he has built a loyal following of clients who appreciate his genuine concern, knowledgeable advice and results that exceed their expectations. While experienced in every property category, James’ particular focus is substantial family homes, interesting residences and iconic properties throughout Melbourne.

In 2015, James negotiated the highest priced sale in Hawthorn for a Victorian residence in Kooyongkoot Road, which sold for over $15 million. He has also established price records for luxury properties in Monomeath Avenue, Canterbury, Elwood and Glen Iris. As a director at Marshall White, he also heads up our training program and James’ proactive marketing approach has kept him at the forefront of the industry.

Highly accoladed, James has a plethora of notable achievements under his belt. In recognition of his exceptional achievements in real estate, James has received the following awards at the highly regarded annual ARER Awards:

*Victorian Agent of the Year in 2017, 2015 and 2014

*Australian Agent of the Year at the ARER in 2016

As passionate as James is about real estate he maintains a healthy life-work balance. With a keen interest in the arts and antiques, James loves attending concerts and galleries with his two older daughters and weekends at the Trentham property he shares with his partner Madeline, daughter Poppy and baby Harry.

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Awards & Achievements

ARER Marketing Agent of the Year

February 2007 - ARER Marketing Agent of the Year - annual ARER awards night

Marshall White Sales Person of the Year

2009 - Marshall White Sales Person of the Year

Victorian Agent of the Year

February 2014 - Victorian Agent of the Year - annual ARER awards night

The Team

Madeline Kennedy

Director

0411 873 913

David Volpato

Sales Executive

0414 701 983

Bernadette Kiraly

Sales Executive

0401 656 052

The Team

Madeline Kennedy / Director

David Volpato / Sales Executive

Bernadette Kiraly / Sales Executive

Testimonials

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I engaged James Redfern and his team to sell my house in Malvern in May of this year. From the beginning, I found James to be very professional. He was very accurate in all his advice to me and at all times was honest and upfront. I have got to know many real estate agents over the years with my real estate dealings and James is very definitely one of the best ones. I can only recommend him to all future vendors.

John

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The Marshall White team made the process much less stressful than we envisaged. They were a highly organised team who planned & conducted the sales campaign from initial listing to successful sale at auction with a high level of professionalism and skill. In particular, we were very impressed with James Redfern & Davide Lettieri. They are knowledgeable, experienced individuals who know how to work with potential buyers. They maintained regular contact with us at all times and we would happily recommend them to sell your home.

Chris & Sue Jenkins—29 Empress Road, Surrey Hills

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I would like to thank you for your help during the auction of our house. We were most grateful for all your help and support over what is always a stressful time. We found our dealings with yourself to always be very polite, extremely professional, and your ability to manage the myriad of small problems that inevitably turn up, was appreciated. The price we achieved was within the range you originally quoted prior to putting the property on the market, and we were satisfied with the outcome. I would also like to thank your time and effort in smoothing the way in the subsequent purchase of a property after the sale of our own house. This was well beyond the “job description”. I doubt very much that we would have ended up buying the property concerned without your expert help, so we are both very appreciative.

Lew & Jennie Targett 1026 Malvern Road

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In the past 14 months my husband and I have experienced both buying & selling through Marshall White. James Redfern ably conducted both transactions with Madeline Kennedy assisting him in the selling of our home in Canterbury. James & Madeline make a formidable team; they exude professionalism while also being genuinely personable. They were attentive and considerate in regard to our specific wishes for the selling campaign. They were always available to answer questions and consistently kept us informed of developments. While real estate agents do not always have an enviable reputation, those we met from Marshall White, in particular James & Madeline, have done much to supplant that commonly held perception. Given our extremely successful sale result, and the manner in which James & Madeline conducted themselves, we would have no hesitation in recommending Marshall White when selling your home.

Bernadette & Craig Drummond — 14 Jolimont Terrace, East Melbourne

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Just a quick note to thank you for the excellent result on the weekend. I think we had the only 3 bidders in Melbourne! Although I wasn’t able to hear the auction, reports have confirmed that you managed it magnificently! I would also like to acknowledge the efforts of James Redfern and his team, who worked tirelessly to achieve such a result.

Drew & Katea Downie - 6 Glendearg Grove, Malvern

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I would like to express my sincere thanks to James for the thoroughly professional and outstanding service provided. I have had the pleasure of both buying a house from James and also selling my house in Toorak with James acting as my appointed agent. I was immediately impressed by his sincere and helpful approach to presenting the house,. He was informative and polite and I appreciated the lack of sales pressure. The entire campaign was managed effectively and professionally by James. We put the house on the market and James provided assistance with all aspects of the campaign including the initial preparation and styling of the house all of which was executed in an extremely tight time frame. Selling a house can be stressful and I greatly appreciated James’ willingness to respond, with confidence, to any concerns I expressed during the campaign. James impressed me with his attention to detail, his organisation skills, his experience and his ability.

Joni Benjamin - 6 Royal Crescent, Armadale

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Roz & I would like to express our appreciation for the professional and courteous approach shown to us during the sale campaign and the personal follow up afterwards. We have been in our home for some 24 years and as you know a little hesitant to take that final step. In the end we decided to move with your recommendation and follow the campaign outlined and advised by yourselves. The timing, advice and referrals on presentation were critical and we believe all added a great deal to the end result. On the day of sale we were a little uneasy, but as soon as things got underway, it all appeared to happen according to plan. All in all, we are very happy with the service, communication and feedback from Marshall White and the team at Armadale and would be happy to recommend you to anyone seeking a high quality real estate experience.

Garry Smith & Roz Brear– 8 Lexia St, Ashburton

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We were very happy with the result of our auction. There was a huge crown in attendance and several bidders. The photography of the house and the press advertisements were excellent as was the website listing. We appreciated the regular feedback that James and Jason gave us and also appreciated the notice that we were given before any private inspection. Happy vendors, Thank you!

Leonie Jarrett - 12 Brownell Rd, Glen Iris

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James Redfern & David Volpato could not have been more professional or more helpful. Everything we discussed at the beginning of the campaign was adhered to, and all advice sought by us was accurate and helpful. No phone call was too much, no questions too silly and no pressure applied by any of you once we had decided on our reserve price.

Peter & Dympna Harrison– 421 Wattletree Rd, Malvern East

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This was the very first property I have sold in Australia and, not being familiar with the auction process, I was grateful for your guidance and expert advice along the way. I am sure you are fully aware of what a traumatic experience the sale of a property, that was a family home for 12 years, can be; however, I felt at all times that I had entrusted this responsibility to the right person and one who knew just how to handle the process with sensitivity and complete professionalism. Needless to say, I was overwhelmed by the very good result we obtained at auction and I am sure we would not have reached the same result without your personal involvement.

Louis Booth - 10 Robinson Street, Prahran

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Thank you for a great job in selling our Windsor property. Your professionalism, knowledge and listening skills are of the highest standards. We particularly congratulate you for your recommendation to renovate and to engage Cooper Robinson to project manage and style our property. We were pleased that the sale price exceeded our expectations and we happily recommend the Kennedy Redfern team and the auctioneer John Bongiorno, to anyone selling their property.

Mary & Kim Efthymiou - 18 Henry Street, Prahran

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We would like to thank you very sincerely for your management of the sale of our home. It is a daunting process, however you made it very easy for us. Your advice, knowledge & professionalism were of the highest standard. We always felt your dealings with us were very sincere. Yes, we are happy with the outcome & feel the auction and negotiations to reach settlement were a testament to the sound experience of everyone involved. We would have no hesitation in recommending your services to others and it was a pleasure to deal with you.

Vincent & Colleen Papaluca—27 Howard St, Glen Iris

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I would like to thank you for your help during the auction of our house. We were most grateful for all your help and support over what is always a stressful time. We found our dealings with yourself to always be very polite, extremely professional, and your ability to manage the myriad of small problems that inevitably turn up, was appreciated. The price we achieved was within the range you originally quoted prior to putting the property on the market, and we were satisfied with the outcome. I would also like to thank your time and effort in smoothing the way in the subsequent purchase of a property after the sale of our own house. This was well beyond the “job description”. I doubt very much that we would have ended up buying the property concerned without your expert help, so we are both very appreciative.

Lew & Jennie Targett 1026 Malvern Road, Armadale

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I wanted to thank you for all your help and assistance in selling our apartment. You have been acting for us professionally for over 10 years and once again you have achieved a very successful property sale for our family. Throughout the campaign you and your team always acted in a professional and efficient manner, especially in keeping us informed at every stage of the campaign.The auction day went extremely well with a very good auctioneer and genuine interest from five bidders.The hammer price was an excellent result which exceeded prior estimates and expectations.

Mrs Ramsden - 7/34 Edgar St, Glen Iris

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On behalf of the Melbourne Cricket Club, I would like to thank you and your team at Marshall White for your efforts in selling our two properties in Jolimont Terrace, East Melbourne. We were pleased with the way Marshall White handled the sales process of the properties and the results achieved. The process from start to finish ran smoothly thanks to your professionalism and communication throughout the campaign and on auction day.

Scott Butler - 1/2 Jolimont & 18 Jolimont Tce, East Melbourne

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James, your expertise and attitude to detail, together with superb “follow up” throughout the campaign has been outstanding. Congratulations! Please convey our thanks and appreciation to all members of your team. Once again James, thanks for all your enthusiasm and astute business skills in the successful sale of our property.

Larry & Alice Dell — 4/383 Glenferrie Road, Malvern

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I would like to express my sincere thanks to James for the thoroughly professional and outstanding service provided. I have had the pleasure of both buying a house from James and also selling my house in Toorak with James acting as my appointed agent. I was immediately impressed by his sincere and helpful approach to presenting the house. He was informative and polite and I appreciated the lack of sales pressure. The entire campaign was managed effectively and professionally by James. We put the house on the market and James provided assistance with all aspects of the campaign including the initial preparation and styling of the house all of which was executed in an extremely tight time frame. Selling a house can be stressful and I greatly appreciated James’ willingness to respond, with confidence, to any concerns I expressed during the campaign. James impressed me with his attention to detail, his organisation skills, his experience and his ability.

Joni Benjamin - 6 Royal Crescent, Armadale

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I would like to thank you for a terrific campaign and great result. The campaign was run very professionally and smoothly, and the communication was prompt and excellent at all times. Again, thank you, and we look forward to working with you again in the future.

Terry & Sheree Goodall – 22 Kooyong Rd, Armadale

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I wish to thank you both and your team for the outstanding and professional service you undertook resulting in the sale of my house. There is not one issue that I was unhappy about and the whole process went like clockwork thanks to your attention to detail and follow up. I was delighted that a young couple were the buyers – the house will have another life!

Patty Hodder - 9 Aitchison Ave, Ashburton

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I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and Stuart Evans for your active role in satisfactorily completing the sale of our property. Your cool professionalism, organisational skills and helpful suggestions in relation to enhancing the saleability of the property were all greatly appreciated. You maintained regular dialogue and kept me informed of all important developments. I was also extremely impressed with the quality of the photographs and the advertising campaign general.

Paul Fildes - 7 Broughton Road, Surrey Hills

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We have known James Redfern for almost 20 years. James kept in contact over the years but never pushed his services. For our recent sale we considered several agents, with very different approaches, but decided on James. He masterminded in all aspects the sale of our home, from timing to presentation, and made our progress through the sales campaign simple, easy to understand and stress free.

Dr & Mrs Roberts - 48 MacGregor Street, East Malvern

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Many thanks to you and your team with the successful sale of my home. The preceding weeks before the auction became a daunting prospect for me however everything fell into place due to your professionalism, constant attention to every detail and keeping me informed with every step of the way.

Margaret Spriggs - 54 Ardrie Road, Malvern East

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Thank you all for your inspiring campaign to sell our property. The follow up information after each inspection and progress meetings were very informative. We also would like to say a BIG thank you to Jack Bongiorno for a great days work. Loris & Mike Wilton

Loris & Mike Wilton

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Just like to thank the team for a job well done over the last month of selling our home. James was honest and calm with excellent experience that instilled us with confidence. Fraser Cahill was a true professional at all times with great enthusiasm and passion for his job. He was polite and upbeat to everybody he dealt with. He understood what buyers wanted and was careful not to push them or do the big sell. Caitlin did a fabulous job of organising advertising and keeping us up to speed with the campaign. Thank you to Jack Bongiorno, the auctioneer extraordinaire, who read the crowd and managed the bidders beautifully! We highly recommend our team at Marshall White. Nobody could have done a better job. We would definitely use them again.

Liz Mardling and Richard O'Sullivan

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This is a small note to express our deep appreciation for everything which you and the Marshall White team have done to facilitate the sale of our house. Every step of your process was exceptional in its professionalism and care.

Jonathan & Jane Drakard

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As a co Executor of my family Estate and responsible for the sale of our family home of 54 years, I would like to commend James Redfern and his support team at Marshall White, namely Marcus Chiminello & Justin Long, on the way in which they conducted themselves and represented our family throughout a lengthy sale process. As a family we went through an extensive and exhaustive selection process to select an agent and ended up deciding unanimously that James and his team would represent the family interests well in terms of financial outcomes, managing difficult family members and dealing with the emotions associated with the selling of a family home of great happiness and long standing. James deserves particular mention due to the dedicated, calm and professional manner in which he was able to manage sometime difficult family situations, and to get all decision makers to a stage where there was agreement to the Marshall White sales strategy and acceptance of the final offer. The sale of our home was complicated by the fact that it was built over 150 years ago, had some historical significance and potentially was of interest to Council and historical groups. James was able to weave his way through this potential mine field, at all times keeping us well advised of progress and issues, and able to provide workable solutions. I would be happy to recommend James, his team and Marshall White to anybody finding themselves in a situation similar to ours. Should anybody be considering the appointment of James and his team want further information, I would be happy for them to make contact with me personally.

Peter Carah — 25 Wallace Avenue, Toorak

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Marshall White, and in particular James Redfern, was the perfect choice for our situation when selling our family property. James’ calm and confident manner appealed to our executors, and his goal for our property matched our own. His approach to a situation, complicated by potential council heritage listing, diversity of goals within the executor group and finalising the sale with the approval of all involved, was extremely well negotiated and very successful. James strongly advocated being able to sell the house to be retained as a family home, something we all dearly would have loved, but this was not to be. Despite this setback James was able to minimise disappointment and work tirelessly to bring about the successful sale of our house. He kept in close contact with all three executors at all times during the sale process, asking and advising as he saw fit. His team work with Marcus Chiminello & Justin Long, all involved for their special expertise, made for a very satisfactory conclusion to our business agreement.

Maryann Herbert — 25 Wallace Avenue, Toorak

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Dear James & David Don & I would like to thank you both, and David in particular for an excellent campaign. I though the Marshall White brand aligned well with Dons house and that proved to be the case. The entire process was smoothly and professionally managed. We are extremely happy with the result and would recommend Marshall White to any prospective vendor. Thanks again for making what could be a difficult time into a positive experience

Lois

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Selling our renovated and extended family hoe of 27 years was a daunting and emotional decision. Before we arrived it had be untouched for a few decades. We had a number of independent recommendations to use Marshall White. We did not regret our decision at all. We found them professional from the outset and well balanced using their Armadale office in addition to the Hawthorn office to widen the catchment area. Doug McLauchlan has excellent contacts whom know what needs o be redecorated, tidied up yet still leaving the patina of our family home in tact. Doug also has excellent raconteur instincts which engender good rapport and make him an excellent auctioneer. James Redfern is a most urbane character with excellent savoir faire. James contacts with stylists and potential buyers are very impressive. His chosen stylist was most impressive and would deliver exactly as promised at very short notice, then go the extra mile. Through their collective contacts we got excellent editorial coverage in every conceivable paper/ magazine.

Graeme Black

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Sandra and I would like to thank you and your team for the work you put in on Friday. The result was a little below what we had expected, but we are glad John did such a good job getting the price up to the sale point. We know that Kate is no longer working with you, and it must be difficult for a short time getting someone to work well with you and take the reins when she needs to. On Friday, all of the representatives of Marshall White were very good. We both felt comfortable that the houses were being watched and that was reassuring. The whole team were a credit to the brand, looked extremely smart and were polite and efficient. Signing the contracts must have been very confusing, but in the end all was completed correctly, and today we received our copy. We shall write again James, but do want to say thanks to both you and John for the work you did on Friday. It was difficult for everyone, with big decisions having to be made quickly. Thank you to yourself and all your team James

Gayel and Sandra Beadle

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We have nothing but positive words for James Redfern who guided us through the sale of our family home of 17 years with the utmost professionalism and integrity. James is a friendly and approachable agent who from the get go was hands on with a clear strategy and realistic expectations with our best interests in mind. His knowledge of the market is superb and second only to the level of service he offered. Experience matters, and we have no hesitation in recommending James and his team at Marshall White.

Tony & Joy

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