Michael Garofolo

0414 33 23 09 | michael@cooley.com.au

A born communicator and experienced negotiator, Michael is equipped with characteristics that have led him to excel as an auctioneer.

Michael understands the role that emotions play when it comes to transacting property and his inherent interpersonal skills are evident in the way he interacts with all parties involved in the sale process. Always pushing for more, Michael skillfully engages with buyers to ensure no bids are held back on auction day and that a premium price is achieved.

With a background in finance, numbers are second nature to Michael and his calling skills are impeccable. Not one to give up on any challenge that comes his way, Michael makes it his mission to go above and beyond for his clients and often exceeds expectations. This attitude, combined with his finely tuned auctioneering skills, saw Michael become a Partner within Cooley Auctions in 2019.

Passionate, confident & friendly, Michael has a commanding presence that sets the tone of each and every auction he calls. A highly valued representative of the Cooley brand, Michael is an asset to the team and the field of auctioneering.

  • “Michael, just a quick note of gratitude for the wonderful result you achieved for us last Saturday.  Your planning and attention to detail is remarkable.  You did everything and more that you said you would do.  We cannot begin to thank you enough for your tremendous effort.  In short, words fail us.  We would have no hesitation in recommending you and Cooley’s to anyone who may wish to auction their beloved property in the future.  Still pinching ourselves!”



    Cherie & Robert Cassilles – vendors

  • “It is my pleasure to strongly recommend Michael Garofolo of Cooley Auctions. Michael recently conducted the auction of my residential property in Parramatta. From our first meeting, Michael immediately presented as an individual with a strong but balanced ego, a high energy drive, but at the same time very clearly focussed, and someone in possession of a detailed knowledge of transacting property. Without exception all of Michael’s predictions, as communicated prior to the auction, played out as he had suggested they would on auction day. 

    I 100% believe that Michael, as an individual, was responsible for achieving a price above what would conceivably have been achieved with any other auctioneer. I am very grateful for his efforts.”

    Jeffrey Pellew – vendor

  • “We have seen many auctioneers in our time, but none that have left us utterly speechless. Michael’s guidance and advice throughout the auction campaign were unsurpassed. Michael inspected the property and attended a meeting with the vendors prior to auction day to run through the formalities and probable scenarios of how the auction would proceed.

    His commitment and dedication to delivering a successful auction were substantiated when he stayed back to offer support and assistance in negotiating with a buyer. His passion in striving to close a deal, not just conducting the auction, visibly demonstrates his true professionalism and character.

    His confidence and calming influence on the day, undoubtedly helped facilitate a premium price for our clients. The service that we received from Michael is unmatched. The care and sincerity shown to our clients is deeply valued and appreciated.

    Again, a massive heartfelt thank you to Michael. You were not just our auctioneer, but an extension of our sales team.”

    Silvia Vitale & Tiana Walsh

    Laing + Simmons Potts Point

  • “Michael’s personality, negotiation skills and influence to achieve an outcome were absolutely brilliant. I knew we were in good hands when we met you. Thank you very much.”

    Jude & Anna – vendors

  • “Michael went above and beyond at the auction. He worked the buyers when the auction stalled and managed to get up to the reserve. I would highly recommend his services.”

    John – vendor

  • “I can’t recommend Michael Garofolo enough. We have had great experiences with him during and after auctions, finding him to be extremely diligent, forthcoming and onto it!

    It is so important to have professionals on your/your vendor’s side in the current market. Not only is it important to price and market a property correctly from the outset, but come auction day, to have an auctioneer like Michael on your side could make the difference of tens of thousands of dollars.”

    Peter Kelaher

    PK Property

  • “There were hundreds of onlookers and 36 registered bidders for 23 Reserve Street West Ryde. Things were very hectic and Michael’s assistant did a first class job at registering buyers for me. During the auction Michael controlled the crowd exceptionally well with the many questions fired at him. I would not have coped without them both. The owners are very pleased with the result as Michael squeezed the buyers for as much as they had and they did mention to me prior to auction how they liked how friendly Michael was to them. I will be recommending Michael.”

    Bruce Ignatiou

    LJ Hooker

  • “Without Michael’s assistance I don’t know that we would have achieved a result at the time, let alone at such a wonderful price. The vendor was very happy and relieved to see the property sold on auction day. I would have no hesitation employing Michael as our Auctioneer and I look forward to working with him again in the near future.”

    Marianne Saboohi

    First Meridian Realty