Approachable, empathetic, yet tenacious- Chris sees himself not as a sales person, but as a professional who guides his clients through the major life event of selling or buying a property. Establishing success largely by word-of mouth, Chris has built a loyal following by listening to his clients' needs and desires, ensuring they fully understand the process, being available and responsive, and, most importantly putting clients’ best interests ahead of making a sale.
A lover of the Bulimba “destination and lifestyle” since arriving from New Zealand in 2010, you will often catch Chris meeting clients for a chat or briefing in the local coffee shop. But he is equally at home ‘in the boardroom’ where he is prepared to do the hard yards…. so his clients don’t have to!
Chris’ strength is bringing buyers and sellers together. His extensive database allows him to match the right property to the right person. “I am constantly thinking about who have I crossed paths with and asking myself, who can I bring to my vendor’s table? Or, which potential property listing would suit this buyer? I thrive on mutual benefit and making people happy.”
Chris also recognises the importance of candour; being honest and accountable for the bad as well as the positive aspects of each campaign. “I don’t make excuses….If I’m not getting a result for my client I will bend over backwards to find a solution and make it right.”
Arriving from New Zealand with Chris, were his wife Michelle, their three children and pet Spoodle “Bella”. Seventeen years' experience in sales and management within the Property Services, Health, and IT industries prepared Chris for the rigors of the real estate profession. Chris purchased his first property at the age of 21 - and so began his love affair with everything “property” – investment, development, rentals, and renovations. Chris takes pleasure in extracting the true value of the property.
Chris has retained his passion for the active life, and in particular cycling. Unwinding with long rides out by the Bay, he also loves tackling the challenging hills of Mt Nebo and Glorious. Both on his bike and within the real estate process, Chris derives huge satisfaction from negotiating the ‘rugged terrain’ and achieving the seemingly impossible!
When you add this intense drive to Chris’ patience, people skills and deep sense of responsibility to his role, it is clear why clients find their dealings with him so rewarding. And, in his capacity as Principal of Harcourts Inner East, Chris continually imparts these qualities to his team. Striking the right balance between informality and professionalism, Chris Lawsen is the EASY choice for all your important property needs.
Chris was excellent with dealing with the buyers and negotiating some items for me. He also provided good hints and advice and worked in my interest. His team has contacts to get anything fixed for the sale for a reasonable cost. I would have Chris sell my properties again! Whye
Dealing with Chris took away the hassle and apprehension of selling our house. Easy to deal with, laid back, friendly and kept us in the loop at all times. Would use again and highly recommend. Daniel
Chris Lawsen and his team at Harcourts Inner East achieved a fantastic outcome for me. Chris campaigned with dynamic photography and marketing enabling an immediate sale prior to auction. His thoroughly professional team were all equipped with experience, research and preparedness to bring about effective results in a stress free delivery. If you want a team that knows how to create conditions conducive to a sale you must engage Chris Lawsen and Harcourts Inner East. Jillian Macfarlane
I never would have thought that 'styling' the unit would make such a difference. Thanks for suggesting it and showing me before/after photos to bring the message home. Cathy and Peter
Chris was great - most professional and committed to selling my townhouse. was not pushy and bossy worked with me!! Would highly recommend!!! Natalie
With relation to our recent townhouse sale we found Chris very professional, friendly and co-operative towards our needs / he has good knowledge of the area and this was evident during the selling period - we felt at ease dealing with him as he provided sound advice and nothing was a problem - we would use his services again and recommend to friends and family Many Thanks Chris Regards Kev & Cheryl Lennon
As the buyer of this property we found Chris very accommodating to our viewing and access requirements. He is a good communicator and we felt comfortable dealing with him at all times. Wayne and Christine
Chris sold our Bulimba townhouse in less than 3 weeks before Christmas. Initially we selected Chris because we felt he was on the same page as us and he was always so pleasant and polite. Once we signed up with him we were very happy with his communication and follow up after open homes. In addition he was diligent following up possible buyers and his manner was always very professional. We would recommend him to others looking at selling in the Bulimba area. Kathy
I highly recommend Chris from my experience with him, successfully selling my house. He was honest, straightforward & went out of his way to make the process as smooth as possible. Duncan
We purchased our home from Chris Lawsen and we were extremely happy at the time with Chris and the way he handled our purchase. When the time came to then sell that same home, we had no hesitation in engaging Chris as our selling agent. His expertise helped us get exactly the price we wanted for our property and in a very short time frame. The entire process has been absolutely stress free and we recommend him without reservation. Christine
Well done Chris we appreciate your diligence and effort in getting this sold for us. Justin and Jody
Of all the Estate Agents I have used over the years, he is one of the very few that I could recommend. Good at following up and keeping one informed. Good support from back office staff. He is extremely knowledgeable of the Bulimba and surrounding areas. A hardworking agent who deserves the accolades. Gus and Alison.
Only agent to call if you need your house sold in Bulimba/hawthorn area. No silly games chris just gets the job done. Steve
We recently used Chris to sell our home. We are more than happy with the service he provided and would recommend him to our friends. His personality and market knowledge were a great asset. Thanks Chris. Cameron
Chris was fantastic to work with, and very genuine in his conversations with me and potential buyers. He was always available and responsive. I can highly recommend Chris to others, and will be using him again in future. Leo
Chris and his staff know their stuff. They listen and take note and action. Use Chris. You won't be disappointed. Darryle
Chris is one of a very few in the real estate industry. His winning points are his persuasive follow through, and a realistic market price knowledge. He can convincingly sell and carry through a quick and successful closeout, with surprising honesty and certainty. Excellent negotiator. He knows when to hold 'em. He knows when to fold 'em. And the best deal is done. We reckon he is value on a retainer agreement basis for all ready and perceptive buyers. We will be back. And have told him so. Abe and Liz