Eastblock Property Buyer’s Agent and Vendor Advocate

Vendor’s Advocate

As your Vendor Advocate, we work with your sales agent to market and sell your property to the right buyer at the best possible price. All at no additional cost to you.

** We buy property too !!

Craig Brown
Advocate and Principal of Eastblock

Get the best price, less the stress

With over 15 years of experience and many success stories, we know the right moves to make during the selling and buying process, and we know how to work with the sales agent to get the best result.

Sit back or get involved

You can be involved as much as you like, or we can handle virtually everything for you. From preparing your property for sale, finding the best sales agent, through to negotiating the final sale, purchasing a new property for you.

No additional cost to you

For Vendor Advocacy our fee is part of the sales commission so you get more value at no extra cost. Talk to us before you sign with a real estate agent. For Project Management work in the preparation of your property, please see the “Project Management” tab above. Project Management work is billed independently to Vendor Advocacy.
For Property Buying fees apply.

Strictly independent

Eastblock is always completely independent of any real estate agency group. This means there is no bias, conflict of interest or hidden agendas. See recommendations.

Talk to us before you list your property for sale

Or call 0402 971 831

What does a Vendor’s advocate do?

Prepare your property for sale

Together we’ll explore ways to make your property more attractive to the target market. Minor repairs or refreshment can make a big difference to the ultimate sale price.

Find the best agent for the job

If you don’t already have a preferred sales agent, we will help you find, evaluate and select the best and most suitable one to represent your property.

Market the property and attract buyers

We will liaise with the selling agent on your behalf to answer buyers’ questions and address their concerns confidently and without delay.

Develop interested buyers and offers

We engage interested buyers to help them arrive quickly at an acceptable offer for you. As an objective party, we cut through the usual noise, emotions and mind games to reach the best outcome without wasting time.

Negotiate the sale

Finally, we’ll discuss all offers and help you make the best possible decision. In the event of an auction, we will be present on the day with you.

You come out on top

At the end of the day, as your vendor advocate, our aim is to secure the greatest sale price for your property with the least stress and time wasted.


John and Rebecca Haining
Senior Executives - Dubai

We engaged Craig as our Buyers Advocate to negotiate the purchase of a property in Sydney’s Eastern suburbs during the challenging circumstances.

As expats living abroad it was great to have him on the ground locally and be able to take advantage of his knowledge of local markets, negotiating skills and rapport with Sydney’s top agents.

Craig’s passion about looking after our best interests was clear, so when it came to negotiating the purchase of our new property we knew he would be doing his best for us.

We managed to secure the property prior to auction, and are happy that we have bought well with his sound counsel.

We highly recommend Craig and Eastblock to help with property purchases and won’t hesitate to engage him in future.

Penny Bowden
Business Management / Private

By referral, we engaged Craig and Eastblock as our Vendor’s Advocate for the sale of our home in Bellevue Hill.

We were truthfully unaware of the role a Vendors Advocate played until recently – but I would never sell again without one! Craig was polite, professional and well-informed – which was exactly what we needed. We knew our interests were being looked after and that we were in good hands.

Craig helped us to choose the right agent (a huge task in itself), at the right time – and we sold our home above expectation on the first day we listed!

I would highly recommend contacting Craig before listing your property with an agent. Given there is no additional cost to you as the vendor, it is genuinely a win-win situation. We couldn’t be happier with the results!

Edit Csontos
Business Owner

I was referred to Craig and Eastblock by a friend and I am so glad I was.

I just wish we had known about him earlier and had engaged him as our Vendor Advocate at the very beginning. Craig successfully managed the sale of my  family home.

The house had been on the market for some time before Craig came in and helped me manage a more effective sales process.

Craig guided me through simple steps to present the property in a more attractive way to the buying market. The house was recarpeted with an affordable carpet and Craig organised a great deal with a style company who completely transformed the look of the property.

Craig partnered with a more suitable agent who worked very hard marketing the property and achieving a good outcome – property was sold at auction.

Thank you Craig, you made my life much easier and it was fun working with you.

David Webster (PhD)
Managing Director / Business Owner

Craig is a rare mix of professionalism, eye for detail, can-do attitude and calming influence.

It was a pleasure (and relief) to have him represent my wife and I during what would otherwise have been a stressful process. Craig took charge when needed, and organised one of the best agency teams to a quick and successful sale. Being a heritage listed property, there were a plethora of extra issues he dealt with, while negotiating effortlessly with buyers and agents alike.

I highly recommend Craig and Eastblock, and would use his services again without hesitation.

Robert Eckton
Company Director - Media

I strongly recommend Craig Brown at Eastblock to anyone seeking to sell their home.
Craig is highly professional and I valued his advice on the choice of real estate agency and the selection of an appropriate stylist.

His excellent eye for property detail allowed the house to be seen at its fullest potential.

All through the marketing, ‘open house’ times and the eventual sale of my Paddington terrace, Craig was energetic, meticulous, candid and highly effective.

Given that Craig’s services are structured within the normal commission terms one would pay for a real estate agent alone, involving Craig at the earliest opportunity is really a ‘no brainer’.

Craig Brown really does deliver on his promises – I recommend him highly

– Paddington

Francine Swan
Business Owners

Craig was very professional right through all aspects of the sale. There was nothing we could fault. We are very glad we chose to use Craig and would be more than happy to recommend him as a Vendor Advocate and agent.

Craig always kept us well informed and was conscious of the emotional aspects of selling the family home. We are happy to recommend Craig and Eastblock.

Ken Groves
Sponsorship - Funding The Arts/Private

I can commend anyone who is thinking of buying/selling a property to seriously consider the service offered by Craig Brown at EASTBLOCK.
Craig brings considerable experience together with keen negotiating skills, and most importantly personal privacy and discretion.
In my case he located a buyer, negotiated the sale and ensured that all aspects of the sale were handle in a most professional manner.

I would recommend him with total confidence.

Narelle Pike and Rodney MacInnes
Business Owners

The vendor advocacy services of Craig Brown and Eastblock were fantastic.
Craig looked after everything, he worked strongly with the selected agent and we were delighted to sell at auction for a price well over our reserve.
It was a stress free, hassle free process and we highly recommend the services of Eastblock.

Craig really did look after our best interests.

The Harding Family

Craig project managed the transformation of our much loved (but sorely in need of TLC) family home into an amazingly attractive property ready for marketing. And then he represented our interests throughout the entire sales process to obtain a terrific result.
Craig is a thoughtful, imaginative, professional, keenly focused on maximising the value of his clients’ properties at the most reasonable cost achievable. Throughout this period, we have come to trust his judgement implicitly.

We have nothing but praise for Craig and Eastblock Vendor Advocacy and Project Management and are delighted to recommend their services.

Tom Baker and Jane Lavender-Baker
Business Owner and General Manager Media and Communications

Craig’s commitment to secure the best outcome for us has been amazing. As busy professionals relocating interstate, Craig and Eastblock’s Vendor Advocacy and Project Management skills are invaluable. With his eye for detail, professionalism and market knowledge, our house was transformed to meet the target market securing a price that absolutely delighted us. The process was devoid of all the worry and stress usually associated with selling a home. We have, and will continue to sincerely recommend Eastblock and Craig Brown in achieving a best outcome in the preparation and sale of your property.

Donal and Chrissi Graham
Partner, Financial Services Organisation

With the help of Craig and Eastblock we achieved a great result. Craig took a tired house and within 2 1/2 weeks transformed it into very attractive real estate, we were astounded with the result. The house sold in 2 weeks which was a fitting testament to Craig’s efforts. Craig was an absolute pleasure to work with and we couldn’t recommend him more highly! Thanks.

Carinne Bird
Marketing Director Growth Markets IBM

Craig Brown at Eastblock has an exceptional eye for detail, he knows the property market well and knows how to meet it. Craig’s ability to relate to a wide spectrum of people has enabled him to represent me well and achieve great results on my behalf.

Neil Thompson
CEO / Marketing Services Company

Having lived as an Australian expat in New York, and having Craig look after our property needs in Sydney has been fantastic. He has project managed the care of our Sydney properties and acted as our advocate in the sale of our primary Sydney residence securing a sale prices well above market expectations.

David Lawson
Partner, Financial Services Organisation

We would highly recommend Craig and Eastblock to anyone – he is organised, completely trustworthy and reliable with a wonderful eye for detail. His knowledge of the Real Estate industry is exemplary. Craig has represented us in several successful property dealings and continues to demonstrate his ability to act in our best interests without compromise.

Colin and Stephen Barton
Siblings located in Colorado USA and Sydney

Without Craig in charge we might have dragged our feet on getting our home ready for sale … he had the integrity to tell us, that it would make financial sense NOT to spend money on repairs, improvements and staging, but instead sell it as is … This despite the fact that we were fully prepared to pay Craig for his time … The home was sold at auction on a weekend when the clearance rate for Sydney was only 42% … we would use Craig again the next time we have a property to sell.

Kathleen and Roland
Directors, The Sydney Writers Studio

Our place has never looked better since we moved into it, fully renovated, seven years ago. Craig Brown and his team of professionals worked their magic inside and out, and they did everything while we were on holiday. We felt so secure and looked after by Craig. We were even sent photos to keep us up to date on how things were looking. It was as simple as handing over my front door key to Craig while he organised the rest. What a luxury! We can’t thank you guys enough.

The MacInnes Family
Deceased Estate

It was a pleasure dealing with Craig and we are delighted in recommending the services of Craig Brown and Eastblock’s Vendor Advocacy. Craig managed the preparation and sale of our late mother’s home up in the beautiful Northern Beaches of Sydney. His professional project management skillls and determination to look after our family’s best interests throughout the sales process were uncompromised. The process was made so easy for us and we are glad to highly recommend Craig.

Donna Bridges and Rita Harding

As our Vendor’s Advocate, Craig Brown and Eastblock truly represented our best interests throughout the entire sales process of our house. The property was transformed during the preparation for sale and we are extremely happy with the result. We highly recommend the Project Management and Vendor Advocacy services of Craig and Eastblock.

Professor John Toohey

As Investor Owners at Bayview Apartments, Bronte, my wife and I would like to voice the tremendous job that Craig Brown has performed. Craig’s project management abilities, style and eye for detail have provided enormous benefit. We highly recommend him.

Steven James
Managing Director Education Design

Craig has been our Project Manager and Vendor Advocate for a number of property deals with outstanding results. Over several years he has successfully bought, remodelled and sold multiple properties on our behalf.

John Rohde and Alan Tobin
Actor - Retired

“It was an extreme relief to have the services of Eastblock and Craig Brown to manage the sales process of our home. We completely trust Craig in the process and were impressed at the speed in which our property was marketed and sold for such tremendous price, it was much more than what we had expected. Craig helped us enormously.

Our connection with Craig was totally unexpected and we have absolutely no hesitation in recommending him.”

Bronwin Patrickson (PHD)
Expat living overseas

As an expat living overseas, knowing that Craig Brown from Eastblock was in Sydney and could handle issues as they arose gave me much needed confidence and peace of mind.
Craig was always knowledgeable, discreet, professional and efficient. He knew the best agents for my property, negotiated on my behalf, managed inspections, smoothed related dramas and handled all communications.

It was so reassuring to know that somebody who understood the market was there to look after my interests. I trusted Craig’s judgement and the results paid off.

I wholeheartedly recommend Craig’s invaluable and indeed – value adding – services.

Julie Warren
Legal Guardian

Interstate legal guardian managing family assets and care of elderly family members.

“Dear Craig, a brief note to thank you so much for your untiring effort to secure such a marvellous price for the Bondi Junction home of my uncle and his partner. The sale of their home was made so much easier – and carefree – for them because of your commitment to provide them with more than just someone to sell their property. Your compassion for these two elderly people and your willingness to pitch in when needed will always be treasured by my sisters and me.”
Best wishes / Julie Warren – Adelaide

Peter Nixon
Business Owner

“Eastblock’s Craig Brown can be the best human shield you can have at the time you most need one, dealing with agents and others during the sales process of your most valuable asset. Craig Brown is truly on your side.”

Get in touch

If you’re thinking about selling your property, get in touch today to talk about how Eastblock can help you get a better outcome with less stress. All at no additional cost to you.
For Property Buying fees apply.

Eastblock is based in Sydney.

0402 971 831
Dial +61 402 971 831 if calling from outside Australia