Testimonials

A Hardworking Agent, who really does have your Best Interests at Heart

To say that Ilana far exceeded our customer service expectations would be a gross understatement. From the second we signed up with Ilana we felt at ease with all that lay ahead. As first time vendors selling our much loved and cared for family home, new to this process and faced with the uncertainty of […]

To say that Ilana far exceeded our customer service expectations would be a gross understatement. From the second we signed up with Ilana we felt at ease with all that lay ahead. As first time vendors selling our much loved and cared for family home, new to this process and faced with the uncertainty of an auction, there was a degree of nervousness with all that lay ahead. That very quickly evaporated with Ilana as our expert and guide.


Ilana’s considered recommendations in relation to marketing, right down to how to present the property for sale, as well as the benefit of taking twilight alfresco shots proved to be perfect for our campaign which resulted in an outcome beyond what we expected.   Ilana’s recommendations around no fixed price point (rather than a range) and letting the market determine the value of the property due to the uniqueness of our property, proved to be exceptional advice and demonstrated a deep understanding of her profession. We were consulted in all decisions but willingly accepted all of Ilana’s recommendations due to understanding the rationale behind those recommendations.


They key standout for us was Ilana’s exceptional and regular communication and her open and honest approach. At every step of the way we were briefed, and privy each week to an extensive report with critical information, an overview of potential buyer feedback and a realistic sense of how the campaign was going.  We had oversight of comparable sales in the area and always a realistic sense of where our expectations could reasonably sit.


The selling of our much loved home came with waves of emotion however it always felt like a team effort with Ilana, with no question ever left unanswered and her sound advice only a phone call away.


There was initially some angst, on our part as a consequence of the auction process with the consistent “shouldn’t we just be accepting offers”.  Our trust in Ilana’s extensive experience and knowledge of her profession meant that our fear of the unknown quickly became a non-issue due to Ilana’s consistent reassurances.


The anticipation prior to auction day was comparable to the morning of our wedding, but nerves quickly disappeared with the amazing team from Varo all present on the day and making us feel completely at ease.


We would recommend Ilana to anyone selling property, especially our closest family and friends in a heartbeat.


You will not find a more reliable, hardworking agent who really does have your best interests at heart.


David & Tanya D., Athelstone

Cares for Our Properties like They Were Their Own

To find a property manager for us when we have always looked after our own properties seemed to be a daunting situation to us. To find someone that would care about our properties like they were their own, be honest, fabulous to work with, extremely helpful was truly amazing to myself and Diane. Marissa from […]

To find a property manager for us when we have always looked after our own properties seemed to be a daunting situation to us. To find someone that would care about our properties like they were their own, be honest, fabulous to work with, extremely helpful was truly amazing to myself and Diane. Marissa from VARO Property was all this and more. The tenants Marissa arranged in our properties we are very pleased with. It’s been a pleasure dealing with Marissa and we will for many years to come. Thank you again.


Shayne & Dianne, Northfield

A Breath of Fresh Air

I initially rented from Varo in March 2017 for a 12 month lease after returning from overseas. Upon my first contact with Marissa, she was helpful, polite and went above and beyond in assisting me secure a property to rent. Her ability to carry through on things that she said she would do was from […]

I initially rented from Varo in March 2017 for a 12 month lease after returning from overseas. Upon my first contact with Marissa, she was helpful, polite and went above and beyond in assisting me secure a property to rent. Her ability to carry through on things that she said she would do was from the beginning, and made the tenancy a much more pleasurable experience than I have had in the past.



Marissa of Varo has over the last 12 months continued to go above and beyond and even on the occasions that I wasn’t available for inspections, she accommodated all of my needs and time requirements.



After many years of dealing with real estate agencies and agents, Marissa was a breath of fresh air, always ready to assist. Even on a Sunday when there was no hot water.



I am much better off for having met Marissa, and she excels in everything she does with regard to property management.



It was a pleasure to work with Varo.


Fiona, Kent Town

Personalised Touch and Service

After contacting Ilana to advise that we were looking for a property, she personally showed us a couple of places, when Gorge Road popped up. The property was not even on the market yet, but Ilana was able to assess our needs and match us up with our new home! We received fantastic advice and […]

After contacting Ilana to advise that we were looking for a property, she personally showed us a couple of places, when Gorge Road popped up. The property was not even on the market yet, but Ilana was able to assess our needs and match us up with our new home!


We received fantastic advice and service from Ilana and she even made trips to my workplace for meetings in order to organise the purchase quickly and efficiently. As this was the first time I had purchased a property, Ilana took the time to explain everything in an easy way to understand.


Could not be happier with the service and our new home!


Daniela, Paradise

An Amazing Team

We are very happy with the service we received from VARO. They always went above and beyond to get us the best results. Thank you for all your amazing efforts, I would recommend VARO to any future client. The entire team is trustworthy and honest!

We are very happy with the service we received from VARO. They always went above and beyond to get us the best results. Thank you for all your amazing efforts, I would recommend VARO to any future client. The entire team is trustworthy and honest!


Michelle, Hectorville

Master Negotiator

We are very happy with Michael’s service. He always kept us informed of what was going on as I was very worried about putting my house up for sale at the end of the year. Michael is truly a great negotiator and sold our house in 2 weeks which exceeded our expectations. We would like […]

We are very happy with Michael’s service. He always kept us informed of what was going on as I was very worried about putting my house up for sale at the end of the year. Michael is truly a great negotiator and sold our house in 2 weeks which exceeded our expectations. We would like to thank both Michael and George for all their hard work in selling our home and getting our asking price. We highly recommend Michael and the Varo team, as they are a vendors dream and get results.


Lorenzo, Para Hills

Ilana has Skill & Flair!

Ilana valued my home of over 40 years, helped me present it at its best and sold it after 2 open inspections. Her valuation was SPOT ON, her manner was professional and personable. Ilana enabled me to get the best price without stress. 5 offers were presented after 2 opens and I was able to […]

Ilana valued my home of over 40 years, helped me present it at its best and sold it after 2 open inspections. Her valuation was SPOT ON, her manner was professional and personable. Ilana enabled me to get the best price without stress. 5 offers were presented after 2 opens and I was able to choose the offer that best suited me. I had already signed for a downsize – Ilana helped make the sale quick and stress less. In every dealing her manner was impeccable. I highly recommend Ilana for her knowledge and skills.


Barbara Madonna, Magill

Driven In His Job

I mainly dealt with George at VARO. He was prompt in sorting out my queries, kind and courteous. Mostly, I could see he was driven in his job.

I mainly dealt with George at VARO. He was prompt in sorting out my queries, kind and courteous. Mostly, I could see he was driven in his job.


Natasha, Tranmere

An Amazing Agent!

I first met Ilana when she helped me buy an investment property, the negotiation was intense however I knew she had her clients best interest at heart. I purchased the property and mentioned to Ilana that one day I would also utilise her services. 12 months passed so I contacted Ilana to sell my home. […]

I first met Ilana when she helped me buy an investment property, the negotiation was intense however I knew she had her clients best interest at heart. I purchased the property and mentioned to Ilana that one day I would also utilise her services.


12 months passed so I contacted Ilana to sell my home. Not only was Ilana knowledgeable, experienced, she also provided great insight on how to market the property and was always happy to provide advice. As it turns out, the property sold in a week, and ABOVE what I was hoping to get!


Thank you Ilana for your assistance. I can safely say that I’ll never use any other agent.


Joshua, Athelstone

Best Agent, Hands Down!!

I could not recommend Ilana higher. She is by far the best agent we’ve ever had to deal with and made purchasing our home a breeze. She responds quickly and efficiently and her knowledge of the industry, advice and guidance through the process has been a priceless blessing to us. Apart from being very professional […]

I could not recommend Ilana higher. She is by far the best agent we’ve ever had to deal with and made purchasing our home a breeze. She responds quickly and efficiently and her knowledge of the industry, advice and guidance through the process has been a priceless blessing to us. Apart from being very professional and on top of things, Ilana’s friendly and helpful nature made her feel like a dear friend looking out for our best interest and an absolute pleasure to work with.


Peet & Marissa, Athelstone

Look no further!

Marissa is such a pleasure to deal with along with the rest of the team. Highly recommend them to anyone selling or needing property management.

Marissa is such a pleasure to deal with along with the rest of the team. Highly recommend them to anyone selling or needing property management.


Angela, Largs Bay

Effortless & Professional

 Having Marissa & Varo managing our rental property has been an effortless and professional process. Would recommend if you are looking for a family-based business with a more personal touch.


















Kristen Saracino, Findon

Absolutely Fantastic!!

Ilana was very professional and did everything she said she would in the sale of my property. I highly recommend her!

Ilana was very professional and did everything she said she would in the sale of my property. I highly recommend her!


Gelse, Kurralta Park

Excellent Agent

Ilana is talented in her field, she made me feel relaxed and reassured and she kept me informed at all times with inspections and reviews. Ilana wrote a beautiful piece describing the house, and every bit true of an older home, it moved me and I believe it was one of the selling points. Well […]

Ilana is talented in her field, she made me feel relaxed and reassured and she kept me informed at all times with inspections and reviews. Ilana wrote a beautiful piece describing the house, and every bit true of an older home, it moved me and I believe it was one of the selling points. Well done and thank you Ilana!


Viola, Highbury

Worth Every Dollar!

Ilana was recommended to us & made selling our home easy. She told me how to present my home, to attract the right buyer. She is persistent, a good negotiator & knows the market. She was able to sell my home in 3 weeks & negotiated the best price for us. Highly recommend her services, […]

Ilana was recommended to us & made selling our home easy. She told me how to present my home, to attract the right buyer. She is persistent, a good negotiator & knows the market. She was able to sell my home in 3 weeks & negotiated the best price for us. Highly recommend her services, she’s worth every dollar!


Gianna, Highbury

Always Looking Out For My Best Interests

I want to say a huge thank you to Ilana De Palma and the team at VARO Property. I feel so fortunate to have had Ilana’s help with the sale of my land. Ilana was honest, reliable and very knowledgeable, she has excellent communication and was always available to answer any questions and gave me […]

I want to say a huge thank you to Ilana De Palma and the team at VARO Property.

I feel so fortunate to have had Ilana’s help with the sale of my land.

Ilana was honest, reliable and very knowledgeable, she has excellent communication and was always available to answer any questions and gave me progress updates during the sale process.

Ilana applied various effective marketing strategies and was always looking out for my best interests.

I was very impressed with Ilana’s assistance with the sale, as the block of land was sloping and not the easiest of blocks to sell for this reason, however Ilana managed to find the right buyer at a great price.

I initially had listed my land with another agency and they did not provide any updates for months on end, they over promised and did not deliver or show any initiative or desire to sell my land in the time frame we agreed.

So I highly recommend Ilana’s services and would definitely choose to work with her again in the future.


Adriano, Highbury

Highly Regarded

I found my experience selling our family property through Loretta and VARO Property to be very professional. Loretta and her staff went over and above in their quest for us to receive the best outcome which was a success. I thoroughly recommend Loretta and VARO Property.

I found my experience selling our family property through Loretta and VARO Property to be very professional. Loretta and her staff went over and above in their quest for us to receive the best outcome which was a success. I thoroughly recommend Loretta and VARO Property.


Suzanne Walsh, Torrensville

Stress Free and Smooth Sailing

Working in the FIFO industry, I found the thought of renting out my first home very stressful and daunting. Thankfully, Marissa and the Property Management team at VARO Property were there to help, and my first landlord experience has been nothing but stress free and smooth sailing. From organising spare keys to be cut while […]

Working in the FIFO industry, I found the thought of renting out my first home very stressful and daunting. Thankfully, Marissa and the Property Management team at VARO Property were there to help, and my first landlord experience has been nothing but stress free and smooth sailing. From organising spare keys to be cut while I was away at work, to managing all my property related bills. They even found a reliable tenant without having to advertise! It’s such a relief knowing that my property is in capable and trusting hands, and I thank the team sincerely for going above and beyond their line of duty. If there are any issues while I’m away at work, I know I can rely on the VARO team to sort it out.


Kasiah Barrand, Findon

The Complete Real Estate Package

Looking to purchase my first investment property I came across an off the plan townhouse development in Tranmere being sold by Loretta. From my initial contact with Loretta, I found her to be approachable, professional and extremely knowledgeable about the entire off the plan sales process. From signing the contract right up until settlement, I […]

Looking to purchase my first investment property I came across an off the plan townhouse development in Tranmere being sold by Loretta.


From my initial contact with Loretta, I found her to be approachable, professional and extremely knowledgeable about the entire off the plan sales process.


From signing the contract right up until settlement, I received regular updates and my questions and concerns never went unanswered. Loretta and her team kept me informed and nothing was ever too much trouble for them.


When it was time to consider Property Managers for my investment, I had no hesitation in selecting the team at Varo. The skills, experience and knowledge that Marissa possess have assured me that I have entrusted my property to a Property Manager who actually care and take pride in what they do.


Loretta and her team at Varo are the complete real estate package. I highly recommend all their services and I look forward to continuing to work with them in the future.


Sam Cranna, Tranmere

Great Agent!

Loretta is a excellent sale agent and is very understanding and gives the vendor what they want!

Loretta is a excellent sale agent and is very understanding and gives the vendor what they want!


Mina Marotti, Ingle Farm

Minimum Fuss with a Personalised Touch

A BIG thank you to Loretta and team for getting the job done with minimum fuss and for the personalised touch given in the write up on the house, written by Ilana. I will definitely recommend you!

A BIG thank you to Loretta and team for getting the job done with minimum fuss and for the personalised touch given in the write up on the house, written by Ilana. I will definitely recommend you!


Viola Wilks, Highbury

Very Professional, Co-Operative & Supportive

We are so happy that our first experience in buying a house was through Carmine. Carmine is both very professional and co-operative. He was also very supportive from day one and quickly answered all our questions and requests. We can’t thank him enough for all what he done for us – especially when there was […]

We are so happy that our first experience in buying a house was through Carmine.

Carmine is both very professional and co-operative. He was also very supportive from day one and quickly answered all our questions and requests. We can’t thank him enough for all what he done for us – especially when there was a settlement delay (just for couple of days).  During this time he did his best to support us and assisted us to manage moving the house as he knew our personal situation, that we couldn’t delay move into our new property. He was always keen to get back to us as fast as he could with proper update and reply.


We would highly recommend dealing with VARO, based on our experience with Carmine. He know how to maintain customer satisfaction and being customer centric is hard to find this days.


At the end we are glad and feel so lucky that we dealt with VARO and specially we able to work alongside Carmine to make the process of buying our property as smooth as possible.


Remon & Sherry, Seaton

Unwavering Enthusiasm that Filled Us with Confidence.

My husband and I had been looking for a new home on and off for about five years. During that time, our ideas have changed many times until we finally decided we wanted to downsize to an apartment in the city. Consequently, we have spent a lot of time with many different real estate agents. The building that most […]

My husband and I had been looking for a new home on and off for about five years. During that time, our ideas have changed many times until we finally decided we wanted to downsize to an apartment in the city. Consequently, we have spent a lot of time with many different real estate agents.


The building that most appealed to us was One Adelaide on Flinders Street.  At first we were still unsure about this location, and we knew nothing about the building plans.  I made an appointment to meet with Michael Cavallaro in the office/showroom in Flinders Street. Michael was like a breath of fresh air in his approach.


The building and the plan options- plus the ability to have a say in your own design – was really what convinced us that this is where we wanted to live, but Michael did a sterling job in his role. He was so knowledgeable about both the building and the process, and showed such unwavering enthusiasm for the project that he filled us with confidence.


He remained positive even when we were becoming “difficult”!  He has a can do, friendly approach that makes him a pleasure to deal with.


I would certainly encourage others to deal with him regarding this project.


At the Top of Her Game!

It was our first time buying an off plan property and Loretta made the process very easy and pleasant as she kept us informed all the time and was always quick with her responses. She’s at the top of her game!

It was our first time buying an off plan property and Loretta made the process very easy and pleasant as she kept us informed all the time and was always quick with her responses. She’s at the top of her game!


Vicki, Prospect

Nothing was Too Much Trouble

I purchased an off the plan townhouse through Loretta and I can’t be happier. Nothing was too much trouble, as purchasers we were kept informed and the property was made available on the date they indicated. I can see many years of happiness in our new home. Thank you Loretta!

I purchased an off the plan townhouse through Loretta and I can’t be happier. Nothing was too much trouble, as purchasers we were kept informed and the property was made available on the date they indicated. I can see many years of happiness in our new home. Thank you Loretta!


Leonie, Tranmere

Highly Recommended Agent!!

Michael was so helpful in many ways. He went out of his way to smooth things over for me prior to the sales and was always honest and truthful about everything. Best agent I have ever dealt with, not just him but his whole team.

Michael was so helpful in many ways. He went out of his way to smooth things over for me prior to the sales and was always honest and truthful about everything. Best agent I have ever dealt with, not just him but his whole team.


Thao Hoang, St Marys

Patience and Respect coupled with Professionalism and Knowledge

It was our great pleasure to meet Michael Cavallaro last week. We were very impressed with his professionalism and knowledge. He had immense patience and utmost respect for my husband and I with the multitude of questions we threw at him due to re-entering the property market at our late age. We were instantly comfortable in his […]

It was our great pleasure to meet Michael Cavallaro last week.


We were very impressed with his professionalism and knowledge.


He had immense patience and utmost respect for my husband and I with the multitude of questions we threw at him due to re-entering the property market at our late age.


We were instantly comfortable in his presence and would recommend Michael to anyone looking to sell or buy property.


Good luck Michael for your future endeavour’s in life.



Jim & Sherree Blair, St Clair

Refreshingly great with Communication

We were looking for a good property manager who was firstly a genuine person – and we’ve found that with Marissa. Thank you so much for being so accommodating and refreshingly great at communicating with us!!

We were looking for a good property manager who was firstly a genuine person – and we’ve found that with Marissa.


Thank you so much for being so accommodating and refreshingly great at communicating with us!!


Michael & Sarah, St Peters

Most valuable asset throughout this process

Carmine has been a most valuable and informed throughout this process. His hard work was visible at all times. He gave the entire process his very best care and attention. He is an excellent representative of VARO Property. His insight and responses have been of great use to us. We have greatly appreciated the hard […]

Carmine has been a most valuable and informed throughout this process. His hard work was visible at all times. He gave the entire process his very best care and attention. He is an excellent representative of VARO Property. His insight and responses have been of great use to us. We have greatly appreciated the hard work and application to task at hand.


Francesca, Woodville West

Super Impressed

I have used Loretta Cavallaro twice now to sell my properties and I am super impressed. What I love the most about working with Loretta and her team is the professionalism of the whole process. Not only are they lovely people to work with, communication is outstanding, they go over and above to sell your […]

I have used Loretta Cavallaro twice now to sell my properties and I am super impressed. What I love the most about working with Loretta and her team is the professionalism of the whole process. Not only are they lovely people to work with, communication is outstanding, they go over and above to sell your property and each opening is professionally conducted. I also love the report that they produce each week, which gives a full picture of what the feedback is from each opening (valuable stuff). Thank you Loretta and your team for an outstanding job.


Alison Graetz, Ingle Farm