Dear Alycee,

It has been a pleasure dealing with you during the purchase of our new home. You have been consistently warm, honest, and respectful in all of our dealings, and have exceeded our expectations of a real estate agent during the negotiation and settlement period. Thank you for entertaining our children while we met with builders, for addressing any issues that arose in a timely manner, for providing us with access to your tradespeople when required, and for following-up to ensure we are happy in our new home.

We would not hesitate in using your services in the future or recommending you to friends and family.

Kind regards,

Jacinta and Aaron Jambu

Dear Chris,

I am writing to tell you of my experience when selling my Hillarys Villa property through Acton. It was sold by ALYCEE BARRETT and I can only sing her praises loud and clear up and down the Western Suburbs.

I bought my Sorrento house from Alycee 7 years ago and she was magnificent then. She has not changed – if anything she is even better! She goes that extra mile – EVERY time and never falters. Her dedication and attention to detail are second to none. She is truly one in a million. I am not commending her because of the price she got for the property but for her willingness, for the very high level of customer service she delivers time after time and because… Alycee will always tell it how it is. These are rare qualities that this lady possesses.

I would not buy or sell a property with anyone else and Alycee Barrett will always be known to me as Wonder Woman. I have and continue to run many businesses myself and Alycee displays all the qualities that I too strive so hard to achieve.

Yours most sincerely,

M. Downs

Hi Alycee

Happy Mother’s Day to you too. I always enjoy reading your blog in your Sorrento newsletter. It’s good to hear you going on about any subject that crops up in the conversation (your family, the road blocks, the latest
smartphone review) – and all in down to earth language. It’s like having a coffee & chat with you – keep up the good work, you’re a credit to your gender and to your office!

Elizabeth Iloski

Alycee Barrett is the epitome of a “real estate agent”.

She goes above and beyond to make you comfortable and confident and at the end of the day delivers in spades.

She has sold three houses for us but she excelled herself on this last occasion.

We had two weeks between a bad tenant leaving and our overseas holiday. Alycee came to the rescue. After inspecting the property she realised that an army of tradespeople would be required and these she supplied from her contact data base. Painter, electrician, plumber, tree lopper all came to the party in quick time.

The house was put on the market soon after we left.

Testament to all our hard work and a modest financial outlay was the fact that the home was sold on the first ‘home open’ for an excellent price.

Keep up the good work Alycee. We can’t thank you enough.

Tricia, Gil and Travis Marnham

Dear Alycee

Thank you very much for looking after the sale of our Sorrento home.

We were very happy with all aspects of the sale process which was friendly, helpful and very professional.

You were very thorough with the details and, best of all, kept us fully informed of progress along the way. Everything went very smoothly and the early sale at a good price was just what we wanted. We will not hesitate to recommend you to friends who are similarly looking to sell in the Sorrento area.

Kind regards

Richard & Carol Groves

My circumstance was quite happy I thought after renting a home by the sea for almost ten years, then my landlord decided to sell.  I felt nauseous as how was I going to find accommodation, who would grant me a loan-a single mum with two kids  and a casual income, no way  I thought and how many professional couples/families with full-time employment was I to compete with to find another rental!!  Then I met  Alycee, a beautiful Brazilian lady who was in charge of selling the property which we had called home for many years.

My anxiety was overwhelming it consumed my every breath, I felt helpless, unhappy, hard-done-by, crippled and that day the tears flowed.  Alycee was different to any other real estate person I had met and I’d known many.  She was full of compassion, hope, selflessness and determined to help where she could and when I  look back now – unbeknown to me, of what a real miracle was about to unfold, to reset my happiness and freedom from renting.

Like a second mum, Alycee gave her expertise and advice to me – we worked out together some options.  Within days and also working together with my finance guy I found a house, expensive and over my budget but simply perfect for us.  Alycee set up an appointment to view the house.  She then drew up the paperwork even though this particular house was through another agent and I put an offer in $60K under the advertised price.  While this was happening, I had people looking through the rental and Alycee always phoned and made sure I was comfortable with that.

A counter offer came back which exceeded my budget – by this stage I was doubting that I would be a successful buyer, but Alycee gave me confidence to put in another offer.  Eventually, I got my house and for a perfect price – Alycee had a part in that too as she said to the owner that I could not afford one cent more.  It was all very quick after that I had only a few weeks to pack up the kids and pets, heaps of accumulated goods, it’s amazing how much stuff a person gathers over time.

Incredible as it seemed I managed to buy my first home in a wonderful suburb but, I feel with Alycee Barrett’s undivided attention to detail and  her full bottled knowledge of the property market.  I was able to loan a truck from Acton, free for three days as long as I filled the tank with diesel  on its return, it cost $18.  All settlement was done through “Star” another agent that Alycee recommended and at a considerably less cost.

Well how happy could  I be a year on – Happy as a dog with a bone – I recon!  Buying my first home has been a wonderful experience, a step that I was anxious to take has been simple when you find someone that you can trust and that someone is you.  Sending this with thanks and gratitude to you Alycee Barrett  for your friendship, love and kindness.

Liz xxx

Liz by the Sea

Alycee Barrett sold our house in 3 weeks after we had our home on the market with another agent for 3 months. Your dedication, proffessional attitude and efficiency during the sale process was second to none. We are very satisfied with the result.

Kim and Maryann from Sorrento

Dearest Alycee,

What can we say? Team Barrett Rocks!!!

Thankyou is not nearly enough – there are absolutely no words to express our incredible experience of dealing with two extremely professional, amazing people. You were just delightful and we feel so privileged to have been represented by you.

Merv – Your attitude and presentation is impeccable and you deserve to be very successful in your careers. We truly enjoyed meeting and working with you throughout the auction process. You made it an exciting adventure for us!

Alycee – Just meeting you has been such a pleasure – don’t ever change! You are an amazing woman; professional, focused and an absolute delight. Merv is so lucky to have not only a wonderful mother but the best teacher he could ever wish for. You are just a fantastic team and we are so grateful to you for the wonderful experience that we have shared. Under the word “professional” in the dictionary it should read “Merv and Alycee”!

We could wish you every success for the future, but it’s a given that if you give every client the attention to detail that you gave us in a few years everyone will know the names Merv and Alycee Barrett!

Our most sincere and heartfelt thanks so you both.


Peter and Rochelle

On his second attempt to sell, Terry consulted friends and acquaintances alike and heard more horror stories than recommendations for a real estate firm. Then while visiting an open house on a nearby street, he was impressed with the effort of the real estate team marketing that home.

“The brochure was attractive and complete, and the home itself looked move-in ready. Deficiencies in the house were fully disclosed, and there were literally dozens of potential buyers milling about with agents on site answering questions and providing recommendations and even financing tips. I thought to myself, ‘These agents know what they are doing.’ That’s how I met Alycee and Merv,” Terry says.

Terry’s home was an older home, one of the original beach properties that are often overlooked by buyers in search of more modern amenities. Yet the location was ideal. The Easy First Sale team sprung into action, informing their large network of buyers about the location and condition of Terry’s home, positioning it as an excellent investment opportunity and a blank canvas for picky buyers who had not yet found exactly what they were looking for.

The strategy worked. Terry’s home sold quickly, freeing him to move on to the home of his dreams while giving the new owners the location and opportunity they thought they could never afford. It was a true win-win for all concerned, and Terry has become a strong source of referrals.

Terry in Sorrento

Tom and I thank you for your sincere efforts in your endeavour to sell Parker Ave. We appreciate all you have done and look forward to further ventures in the future.

Tom & Hilke