Dallas Taylor

Director & Auctioneer

A little about me

Dallas Taylor is Director of Jellis Craig Doncaster; he is a motivational leader with a wealth of knowledge behind him. 

He has called over 700 auctions and is noticeably one of the most experienced and successful auctioneers in the Eastern Suburbs. 

Dallas prides himself on being a vendor’s advocate; he works for his vendors with a single-minded objective to sell their home for the highest possible selling price and with the least amount of stress. 

He does this by tailoring campaigns to suit the home and vendor, ensuring the home is marketed to the correctly to find the best spread of buyers. 

He is a great communicator and an exceptional negotiator. 

Dallas values his connection with the local community and is a proud sponsor of Park Orchards Kindergarten and Park Orchards Primary School. 

Family is most important for Dallas, it is a part of who he is and he wouldn’t be the person he is today without his wife Jane and his four children.

REIV Residential Sales Person of the Year (Finalist) 2010 
REIV Medium Residential Agency of the Year 2012 
REIA Medium Residential Agency of the Year 2013

Testimonials

This is the second time we have used Dallas Taylor and Jellis Craig to sell our property. The process was well handled with minimal stress to us. We exceeded our expectations on the sale price and this was due to the efficiency of the Jellis Craig process. Dallas and his people are highly professional while at the same time being approachable and easy to deal with. Overall, a pleasant experience with a good outcome.

Brendan Loy
Templestowe

From the start, Dallas impressed us with his determination and commitment to sell our home at the best possible price. His team assisted us to locate excellent help to get our property up to presentation standard. The four-week sales campaign was handled very professionally and we received regular, comprehensive feedback. Dallas handled the auction in a masterful way, achieving a great result for us. Throughout the entire sales process, we were strongly supported by Dallas and his team. I would highly recommend Dallas Taylor and his team to anyone thinking of selling.

Selwyn Lever
Doncaster

We found Dallas to have excellent market knowledge and well prepared for the sale of our home. 

The communication from himself and the Jellis Craig team was excellent and we always felt we understood how our sales campaign was going. Further to this, Dallas offered excellent additional support and advice for our future planning and considerations for purchasing our new property. 

He was readily available to answer questions whether related to our property which was for sale or other properties we were looking to purchase. Excellent, broad service that made the entire process as easy as possible. Thank you

Leigh Clarke
Templestowe

We recently sold at auction our family home . We were recommended Dallas as an agent and were extremely happy with his professionalism and personal approach. Dallas and his team were very helpful and kept us fully informed during the auction process . On auction day we were over the moon with the results.

Sue Fairlie
Templestowe

Dallas is an excellent communicator who kept us up to date on all the buyer activity and was diligent in following up prospective buyers. Dallas's market knowledge is impressive and I would highly recommend anyone to use his service, or any of the associated services provided by Jellis Craig Doncaster. There should be more people of Dallas's integrity and professionalism in the industry.

Tony Kinivan
Park Ochards

Thanks to Dallas and his team, a fast sale because of their hard work and efforts. Great photography and marketing also.

Jason Stone
Warrandyte

I was pleasantly surprised at how hard Dallas and his team word on the sale of our house we were kept informed all the way during the 5 weeks. Normally a bit of a sceptic when it comes to real estate agent I have no concerns in recommending Dallas as a genuine hard working agent. If you are considering selling talk to Dallas.

David Stevens
Bulleen

We decided in about late September 2016 that we had to relocate closer to our kids. 

43 years of clutter had to go. A friend with "contacts" recommended Dallas Taylor of Jellis Craig. We are so glad we contacted him.

Dallas' business- and process-oriented approach gave us confidence that he and his team could be relied on. That certainly proved correct. A timetable for the lead-up to our auction was produced within 20 minutes of discussion.

We are very grateful for his staff's care and attention to details and open-house presentation recommendations which we followed closely. 

To receive offers within two days of the first open-house then a very acceptable offer after only three days was amazing to us and relieved us of the stress of an auction. 

We will recommend Dallas and his team to anyone in this area wishing to sell their property, thanks to all of you there!

Peter Brett
Doncaster

During the marketing campaign and auction process, the team at Jellis Craig Doncaster East provided relevant feedback regarding our property.  The team were prompt to respond to our questions and proactive in relaying to us information which assisted us in making decisions leading to a sale.

 

All of the team led by Dallas Taylor are commended on their professional and personal attention.

Wayne Leslie
140 Church Road Doncaster

For most people, selling their home can be quite daunting and an extremely stressful time.  Dallas Taylor and his team consisting of Kristy Djordevic and Matt Dunn, ensured that our experience of selling the family home was one without stress.

From the initial meetings on marketing, to the open for inspections, the team provided us with relevant, detailed feedback and informed us on all developments along the way.  Their professionalism towards our campaign and to any prospective buyers was fantastic. 

On auction day, Dallas Taylor (auctioneer) performed exceptionally well and achieved a fantastic result for us. Especially given the sweltering 40 degree heat.

Given that we had a positive experience with the sale of our home, we would highly recommend Jellis Craig and team Dallas/Kristy/Matt for any of your real estate needs.

Wayne and Noreen Mitchell

We are still pinching ourselves after our auction on Saturday afternoon to make sure we are not dreaming!

We wanted to write to you to pass on our deepest gratitude for the way you, and your team, handled the auctioning of our home, and the lead in period prior.

We are so grateful that Mark Pezzin suggested your involvement, both as agent and auctioneer, and for your work over the last four weeks.

The preparation, detail and guidance provided by yourself, Kristy Djordevic and Matthew Dunn meant that we new where we stood at all times during the campaign. Your weekly reports were meaningful and concise, and your explanation of the process on auction day had us clear and confident in your recommendations.

I have been to many auctions over the past year, and your eloquence, skill and emotiveness in addressing the crowd and eliciting bid after bid after bid is the best I have seen in that time.

As we listened and watched the auction from inside, we couldn't believe the bids that kept coming!

To achieve a result over 25% above our reserve had us speechless on the day, and still now with a big grin on our faces, as this has set us up very well for the next phase of our lives.

Again, our sincere thanks for a fantastic job. Merry Christmas and please pass on our thanks to Kristy and Matthew for their efforts.

You have a great team, very well led, and we will be recommending yourself and Jellis Craig to anybody that cares to listen for a long time to come!

Steve and Genevieve Hawkins

Thank you, we were extremely happy with Dallas and his team, what an excellent result.

We will be Highly recommending Dallas to all our family and friends.

Lisa
Donvale

After calming down after the excitement of last weeks auction I find myself with a few moments to write in thanks for the great result achieved by yourself and your team.

I particularly would ask you to pass on Richard and my appreciation and thanks to Kristy and Shaun for their hard work during the opens and on auction day. At all times professional, but friendly and approachable, their support was greatly valued. Having never sold a house the "Australian way", it was certainly a steep learning curve, but was made a lot easier and less stressful with yourself and your team helping us through the process.

Having the feedback via the weekly reports was very informative  and kept us up to date and involved with the progress of the campaign. The pre auction meeting was also invaluable to enable us to understand how things could go on the day and how to deal with the different possible scenarios. Fortunately, we only had to deal with one, the best one we could hope for.

Richard and Isobel

As you are aware my mother passed away in January and I was faced with the task of selling her home. A year earlier she had previously tried to sell her house through one of the big name agents in the Doncaster area and was bitterly disappointed in the lack of results and the sales ability of their key sales person handling the sale. The end result was she withdrew the property from the market which turned out to be a great decision given her prognosis soon afterwards.

With this in mind of was very unsure which way to turn when making a choice for the sale of her house. I spoke with the other two well established long time players in the area and then remembered that Jellis Craig had opened an office around a year ago in the area. Living in Inner Eastern suburbs of was very familiar with Jellis Craig as a company having completed a number of sales transactions with the firm in the past. I was a little reluctant at first to list the home with a brand name that has not had a long history in Doncaster area.

After meeting yourself and Andrew I was certainly more confident in firstly your abilities to work with me on the sale of property and your knowledge of the local area. I was also impressed with the Jellis Craig print and internet marketing approached.

In the end I was confident we had made a good choice choosing Jellis Craig to sell the home. Over the following 4 weeks we were very pleased with the manner in which all our requests were followed regarding the sales campaign and open times, etc. as well as the feedback every week to open house inspections and general enquiries.

Your feedback prior to Auction was accurate and informative and I was pleased that you left the Auction reserve up to me to set based on the feedback and market information provided.

We felt we set a realistic but slightly on top end reserve for the Auction and of course we were thrilled to achieve a result of $ 60,000 above our reserve on the day of Auction. This was a terrific result as it represents equal to the price we were looking at 12 months earlier. Given the market price softening over last 12 months we never had this expectation in mind.

The result can be put down to a very well structured marketing campaign that was suitably tailored and targeted to the buyers in the houses price range along with the broad mix of interest in the property coming through from your extended sales network.

On behalf of my family we thank you for achieving this excellent result on my mother's house. She would have been thrilled to have seen the result. It is a reflection on you and the excellent staff you have put together at Jellis Craig Doncaster and I am sure that you will achieve all the success you deserve in building the Jellis Craig name in this area if you continue to serve your customers with such a professional approach.

We wish you and your staff all the best for the future and should we ever be buying or selling in the area rest assured we will be in touch.

Please do not hesitate to pass on my details to any prospective sellers as I would be more than happy to recommend your services to them.

D Brown
Canterbury

I am writing to inform you of how delighted my husband Peter, and I, were with Jellis Craig Doncaster, relating to the recent sale of our property at 16 Baradine Terrace, Donvale.

Matthew Dunn was amazing. He is a great communicator, and a tireless worker. 

The support he gave to us made the whole process so much easier to manage. Almost every phone call I made to Matthew was answered immediately; and the one, or two, that he couldn't, he returned my call within the hour. I cannot speak highly enough of him and would certainly recommend him to anyone that I know who may be considering selling in the future. 

Dallas Taylor was also excellent. Peter and I have had properties go to Auction a few times before, but have never been as prepared as we were on this occasion. 

Meeting with both Dallas and Matthew a couple of days prior to auction put us considerably more at ease than we would have been without that meeting; from that moment I felt far more comfortable about the auction. On the day, Dallas controlled the auction brilliantly, and thus achieved a result that made us both extremely happy. 

Matthew and Dallas are the consummate professionals, and I believe both are a credit to Jellis Craig. We cannot thank Matthew and Dallas enough.

D Lynch