IAM Property takes pride in the relationships we develop, nurture and build, not just with clients but with all other stakeholders in the property and finance markets.
While our main objective is always to provide the best possible service to our clients, we also aim to act ethically, professionally and with dignity at all times with all other individuals we interact with.
Here are some of the testimonials IAM Property has earned;
"We just want to say thank you for helping us secure our second home through you. Although you understood our challenges, you still decided to take our project on, working through these barriers, helping us define our property needs and steer us in the right direction. You found us our new home in Parkdale in an off market purchase, and secured it at a great price. We look forward to working with you again with a wish list investment property."
Fiona November 2019
"Ian’s detailed knowledge of Melbourne’s suburbs, including council regulations and future developments made our buying decisions all the more reassuring. His experience in negotiation got my wife and I an outstanding price in a suburb we never believed we could afford.
Even after the sale contract has been signed, Ian has been on hand to provide advice and guidance on our next phase as property owners and investors. I cannot recommend highly enough the quality experience we have had with Ian MacKinnon at IAM property we only wish we had found them sooner."
Tom October 2019
I just want to say thank you for all your help in helping us purchase our next home.
While living in Sydney, trying to purchase a house along The Mornington Peninsula was proving near impossible, time consuming and expensive.
You were fantastic in delivering properties to us, doing all the initial inspections and in the end presenting an off market property that ticked all the boxes, negotiating a price well under our desired spending budget.
We are now the proud owners of a 12 acre property in Merricks North.
Paul and Amanda August 2019.
"Thank you so much for today, amazing result at auction you were sensational. As you know, we had been trying to buy our next home in Camberwell, but luck was not falling our way. Out mortgage broker referred us to you, and within 3 weeks, you found us a property that needed some love and inspiration, which was part of our brief, and we secured it, I am still a bit in shock…but we are very happy, delighted !
I have already referred you onto a friend, I hope you can help her to."
Rhonda and David February 2019
"Thank you so much for organising a better interest rate on our home loan, while at the same time setting up the finances to buy an investment property, while helping us locate and negotiate our wonderful one bedroom investment apartment in Hawthorn Victoria.
You promised me a learning experience along the way into finances and property acquisition, and you delivered on that too.
Best of luck and health to your family Ian, thanks so much."
Andrew January 2019
"Our accountant referred us to Ian MacKinnon from IAM Property and straightaway it was evident Ian understood the financial loan market, but just as importantly the negotiation process in a competitive market to help us secure our next home at a fantastic price. Thank you so much for all your help Ian, we are now finally able to get our weekends back!"
Belinda and Michael October 2018.
"I engaged Ian to negotiate my property purchase on the Mornington Peninsula; which he did successfully, on time and under budget. I thoroughly recommend Ian's service, professionalism and commitment".
Anthony, January 2017
"Ian helped us purchase a holiday house on the Mornington Peninsula. During the negotiating process he was constantly thinking and communicating with us about how to secure the property at the lowest possible price, using his extensive knowledge of buying strategies . The fact that he had already established a relationship with the selling agent was beneficial. He managed to secure the property for us before auction, at a substantially lower price than we were expecting to pay. He had a very professional and friendly manner, and it was a pleasure using his services. I would highly recommend him to anyone."
Andrew Davis, Malvern East, December 2016
"A while ago we were experiencing some financial difficulties, and as a result were planning to sell our house and downsize to a smaller, cheaper house further away from the city. I approached Ian to help with the financing and purchase of the new property.
I am incredibly grateful to Ian for the way in which he handled this request. He cared enough to ask about the reasons for us wanting to downsize, and our long-term goals. He enquired about our house (which we had beautifully renovated) and the proposed new property. We really loved our house and were very sad about having to sell, but after we have spoken to banks and other mortgage brokers, we thought that was our only option.
Ian went through the benefits and drawbacks of all our options. For the first time we were seriously considering the costs associated with buying and selling as well as the cost and disruptions of moving - especially when moving to a smaller property!
We had previously tried (without success) to take out an extra loan on our property from our existing lender, and even considered moving to other lenders. However, the banks and other mortgage brokers couldn't get us a deal that would put us in a good position.
Ian saved the day by securing a great deal that put us in a much stronger financial position in both short and long term. We have a much better interest rate now, and many additional benefits with our home loan that we didn't have before and never even knew was available!!
Our monthly mortgage repayment is now lower than it was before despite the fact that we got extra funds as part of the refinancing. We can finally breathe easy and know we have a financial buffer, while being able to stay in the beautiful house we love.
I will definitely recommend Ian McKinnon without reservation."
Ina, August 2016
"Coming from Glen Iris to the Mornington Peninsula we had no idea of where to look. Our agent in Glen Iris recommended Ian MacKinnon, who proved to be a vigorous and hard-working Buyer’s Advocate. Ian took us to various properties in Mornington, Mount Eliza and South Frankston and persuaded us to buy the house we are now in. We were a bit doubtful as it seemed too large for us, but he was quite right – we needed the space. As well as that accurate recommendation, Ian bargained with the agent to reduce the price by $25,000. He organised an excellent building inspector so the house was thoroughly checked before we paid the deposit.
Thank you, Ian, for a great result all round."
DM, Mornington Peninsula, July 2016
"After a truly disastrous experience with one of the leading banks, we thought we had little chance of securing a home and we would be renting for ever!
My wife and I are steady earners, have a good asset base, but…..were on the wrong side of 60 !
We were then recommended to Ian who took a realistic assessment of what we had, what we could afford without affecting our retirement and took charge from day one and not only secured us a fantastic loan but also managed to negotiate an unbelievable price for a property at auction, that we previously thought was beyond us.
ALL IN AN AMAZING TWO WEEKS!! We move into our property in 30 days !
The bank had previously took 4 weeks to get to pre-approval, passed us through 3 sets of hands and lost our application!!
Ian’s knowledge of the industry and his outstanding service level, plus his sense of realism and humour in tough situations was exemplary. We felt we were in the hands of a professional from the start.
From my wife and I, meeting Ian has been life changing we cannot thank you enough, we would not hesitate to recommend Ian to anyone wishing to secure a mortgage or get the best price possible for buying a home.
A great guy and real professional!"
John and Deborah, Frankston South, July 2016
"Hi Ian, Just wanted to say thank you for your outstanding (mortgage brokering) service, it’s with no hesitation that I recommend you again to one of my clients."
Sheree, YPA Estate Agents Rye, March 2016
"Ian, thank you so much for helping us secure our perfect home. We are so pleased we followed up the recommendation from a friend to look you up. The experience was great given that we didn’t have to take on the responsibility and all the stress associated with buying a new home. You made us feel confident about our decision to move from inner city Melbourne to Mount Eliza and saved us so much time not having to run around at open inspections for homes that didn't match our requirements.
It was enjoyable for us to work with an experienced professional with valuable local knowledge and strong relationships with real estate agents in the area. From the very beginning, we felt very comfortable and confident with your approach. We knew that we were in 'safe-hands' and you had our main priorities clear for our new home. Your genuine enthusiasm, energy, dogged persistence and humour was the formula for our success. It was therefore easy to trust that the journey would unfold itself however and whichever way was best for us.
We have now moved into our new home and loving every minute of it. We know for certain that we would not have secured our new house for the price we paid without your professional negotiation skills, we were blown away by the process. We highly recommend your professional property advocate services."
Andrew & Nicole, Mount Eliza 2016
“We engaged Ian to help us buying our new home. We had been out of the market for a few years and were not sure on how to go about the whole process. Ian was our Mortgage Broker and Buyers Advocate which was handy as it meant one less person to deal with and he understood our position completely. As a mortgage broker he helped us understand our options on the market which helped us select the best and cheapest mortgage for us and as our Buyers Advocate he understood our limits and helped us secure our dream home within these limits. We highly recommend Ian as both a Mortgage Broker and a Buyers Advocate; he is reliable, committed and we really enjoyed working with him.”
Kyla and Simon, Mornington Peninsula, Feb 2016
"(We are) very happy with the house, and the help Ian gave us. I believe he saved us a huge amount of money, I’m a terrible negotiator!”
Danielle, Nov 2015
“Ian’s professionalism from the first phone call through to the end of the purchasing process was exceptional. The purchase was not an easy one thus the reason we needed an advocate however even with all the issues we were facing he assisted us to achieve the outcome we desired and supported us through the process”
Cory and Paul, March 2014
"I just wanted to say a massive thank you for your assistance in the purchase of our property in Hawthorn East. You made the search for this ideal property very easy. The education that you provided throughout the process is greatly appreciated. Your knowledge and experience in dealing with this blue chip suburb are definitely something that I am envious of! I would also like to thank you for the constant update and communication throughout the research process. Your dedication to work with your client until we got something that we were happy with is something you should be proud of. You’re not just a great agent, but also a great person.”
Eric, Nov 2013