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Big moves for Blackshaw’s in Belconnen

Darryl Taylor, Esther Sebbens and Matt Sebbens at Cesar’s Cafe in Florey.

BLACKSHAW Belconnen has acquired one of Canberra’s oldest family-run businesses, Taylors Real Estate in Florey. 

The expanded business, which will provide clients with a combined expertise of 90 years in the ACT property market, will be incorporated into the Blackshaw Belconnen office. 

Blackshaw Belconnen’s principal Matt Sebbens and managing principal Esther Sebbens have directly engaged with all clients to assure them of this seamless transition and the continuity of excellent service standards by Darryl Taylor. 

“Ever since Esther and I commenced our careers in real estate, we’ve heard nothing but great things about Taylors – particularly the solid reputation that Darryl and his father Ralph have maintained over the past 30 years,” said Matt Sebbens. 

“We’re excited and humbled to be working with Darryl now, to ensure the legacy of that foundation.”

This expansion of the Blackshaw Belconnen office marks a significant growth milestone for the team.

Established in 2018, the business is known for innovative technology applications, long-standing business relationships and reliable service. This acquisition of the ACT’s second oldest real estate business will expand the team, improve the range of services provided and increase Blackshaw’s market share in the region.

“We are thrilled for Matt and Esther,” said Blackshaw managing principal Belinda Chamberlain.

“It is an impressive testament to their ability to build trust within the community. As a team, we support every step toward the growth and development of our network of franchise offices. 

“It’s also great news for Taylors’ clients as they will continue to receive the service quality they’re accustomed to, while benefiting from the technology Blackshaw has invested in to improve the management of their property.”

Esther Sebbens said: “We’ve been friendly competitors for the past few years and Darryl became a coffee buddy when we moved our office to Florey.

“We struck up a fast friendship as both our businesses are family-owned and community focused. We jointly support Florey Neighbourhood

Watch and Darryl maintains a broad network of contacts within the Blackshaw family.”

While property values have increased throughout the ACT, Belconnen remains one of Canberra’s more affordable regions. Buyers are also attracted by the opportunity to design and build the ideal family home on a generous-sized plot, as larger property blocks are becoming available due to rezoning and redevelopment.

Blackshaw Belconnen values its agents and their insights as the secret weapon that empowers their clients to make smart and informed decisions. Their objective is to exceed client expectations by delivering comprehensive all-inclusive services that continue after the contract has been signed.

Matt Sebbens says the acquisition of Taylors Real Estate will reinforce these strengths and ensure business continuity.

“This smooth transition has ensured that the day-to-day point of contact for Taylors’ existing clients will remain unchanged,” he said.

“Darryl Taylor will join the Blackshaw Belconnen team at our Kesteven Street office in Florey.”


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