Faye Marie & Yassie Vyoral, November 2013
Thank you for all your hard work, support and consistency during the sale of our property. Your insight, wisdom, encouragement, kindness and faith was greatly appreciated.
Awarded No.5 Performing office in 2012 among Belle Property Australasias 46-office network.
Our highly experienced team of friendly professionals has the expertise, passion and drive to achieve an exceptional sale price or rental return for you. Our unique team structure and high service standards coupled with our distinctly elegant brand sets us well apart from the rest.
Led by Principal's Tim Foote, Mark Jackson and Matthew Smythe, Belle Property Neutral Bay and Mosman are among the largest and fastest-growing agencies on the Lower North Shore. Mosman is the No.1 office in the group, with Neutral Bay No.5 out of 46 in 2012. Four of our sales agents were in the top 10 last year out of 350+ salespeople at Belle Property.
We have two offices but one united team working together for the benefit of every client. Our sales agents regularly meet to share progress, refer buyers and brainstorm strategies. Our expert property managers provide accurate rental appraisals and first class management. Behind the scenes is our support staff, all specialists in their fields, managing all the marketing and administration so our agents and property managers can focus on what they do best - negotiating a top result for you.
Ethics is a common value among our team, along with a driving passion to be the best we can be. Our in-house business coach helps us to continually raise the bar in terms of results and service.
As Lower North Shore specialists, we serve every suburb including Mosman, Balmoral, Beauty Point, Clifton Gardens, Cremorne, Cremorne Point, Neutral Bay, Kirribilli, McMahons Point, Milsons Point, Lavender Bay, North Sydney, Waverton, Wollstonecraft, Cammeray, Crows Nest and Northbridge. Our two offices are strategically placed in prime locations for the convenience of our clients.
We are proud to sell a full range of properties from modest apartments to prestige waterfronts, with every property receiving the same high level attention as we strive to achieve the very best price.
Our determination has resulted in an array of records, from small apartment sales that have set building records in various suburbs through to suburb records for North Sydney ($4.45M), Cremorne ($5.7M), Neutral Bay ($6.917M) and McMahons Point ($11M). We also hold the record for the highest apartment prices in Cremorne Point ($6.6M), Waverton ($4.05M) and McMahons Point ($6.8M).
We also have great experience with new developments, with past sales including: The Lookout ($16M), The George ($45M), Carabelle ($12M), Upper Almora St ($12M), Canopy ($45M), The Village ($25M), Village VIII ($25M), Augusta ($30M), St Patricks Estate ($200M) and The Palms ($5M).
1 Young Street
Neutral Bay NSW 2089
Tel 02 9036 1000
Fax 02 9036 1001
Thank you for all your hard work, support and consistency during the sale of our property. Your insight, wisdom, encouragement, kindness and faith was greatly appreciated.
Thank you for all your hard work, support and consistency during the sale of our property. Your insight, wisdom, encouragement, kindness and faith was greatly appreciated.
We just wanted to pass on a big thank you for helping us with the auction on Saturday. You made it very easy for us over the phone and you and Mirela have been very helpful through the whole process.
I have been involved in the real estate industry with Jane Garwood for over 6 years. I have known Jane as a Managing Director of a construction company in commercial property which successfully designed and built retail and office developments. Jane also assisted in the sales process presiding over presentations, marketing and sales, which benefited the sales process above expectation.
Jane’s clear vision on projects, fundamentals and her ease to communicate with all levels of personnel was always a great benefit in maintaining purpose and benefiting the people involved. This adaptability with potential clients and Jane’s great connection with the customers and relentless perseverance led to many successful transactions.
I am confident in recommending Jane as not only thorough and dedicated but a pleasure to work with and always willing to take the time to discuss necessary issues to bring a transaction together successfully.
Tim was very professional and understanding from the start, even though our price aspirations at the time were not achievable in the current market.
Tim is one of the effective professionals I have dealt with.
Would highly recommend Tim.
Philip Jobe - 30b Fairfax Road, Mosman, August 2013
I have had the pleasure of knowing Jane Garwood for the last eight years and throughout this time I have strongly admired Jane’s values of loyalty, integrity, empathy and professionalism, which have made my dealings with her both in business and personally, very rewarding.
A woman with an enormous amount of energy coupled with a healthy and positive attitude, Jane has great listening and communicative skills and her determination to remain focused and achieve set goals have been some of the attributes that I have greatly appreciated in my dealings with her throughout the years.
Jane Garwood is a much respected and admired professional in my network and I have no hesitation in highly recommending her.
I was nervous about the process and the stress involved in selling my home. In our initial consultation Mirela was able to walk me through each step of the selling process clearly and maintained an excellent level of professionalism during the process. Mirela went above and beyond my expectations and didn't hold back during the negotiation phase, pushing the buyer hard to get the best possible result for me. Engaging Mirela Saric as my real estate agent is without a doubt one of the best decisions I have made, and I will be pointing anyone looking for a real estate agent towards Mirela. Thank you again!
Mirela was a total professional when it came to helping me sell my apartment. We were in regular communication so I was always updated as to where things were at. She gave me honest advise and brokered the deal for the sale in record time. The whole process was smooth, pleasant and stress free for me, which as a seller I really appreciated. I would recommend her any time.
I want to thank you Mirela, for your friendly and professional service in achieving the sale of my unit in Crows Nest. At all times you kept me informed on the progress and offered helpful, practical advice to secure a quick and efficient sale. I would have no hesitation in recommending you. Best wishes for your future endeavours.
I have known Mark Jackson for a number of years and I have always found him most professional and overall has a standard that takes real estate agents above the rest, or the stereotype of the rest. I wish him and his team, every success and hope that Belle Property Neutral Bay maintains the standard they have attained up until now and into the future.
I have no hesitation in recommending Mark to my friends and colleagues. Those who were at the auction were also impressed.
It is with great pleasure that I can write this testimonial for Jane Garwood.
I have known Jane for many years, across all forms of real estate, including development, sales and leasing in numerous retail and commercial projects.
From her very personal approach, to her supportive and ‘never give up’ attitude, Jane is 100% committed to obtaining the desired result.
It is without hesitation that I highly recommend those who are considering selling their most prized asset, to engage Jane Garwood as their selling agent.
I wish her every success.
Belinda is more than just a real estate agent - she is trustworthy, knowledgeable and supportive. She has made our journey to find a perfect home a great experience! Being a local, she is passionate about all that the area has to offer and made us fall in love with the culture and people. She is not a typical real estate agent - she is committed to helping home buyers move into an exciting chapter in their lives and in finding that perfect home!
Ana Santiano - July 2013
Belinda, much credit to you and the other members of the Belle team, for how successful and relatively pleasant the whole selling process was. I'm hoping not to need your assistance for quite a while - but you never know! I'll certainly recommend you to anyone buying or selling in your neck of the woods.
Michael Noonan - July 2013
My association with Jane began thirteen years ago as I entered into the business world setting up my own small business. I found Jane to be a very astute business woman in her own right, very knowledgeable in all areas of property development, property leasing and general real estate.
Her professionalism and integrity is unquestionable, she has a natural artistic talent and flair and attention to detail is a priority for Jane in any project she commences. She has an unwavering persistence to see through every project from draft stage to completion. Jane can boast a multitude of accomplishments but she will rarely seek accolades for herself but rather use her business expertise and successes to assist and benefit others.
Her personal skills include an excellent communicator, Jane is a high calibre of person who although shows great strengths and shines as a business woman she has a soft nature and is a human being who cares for those around her and has a commitment to a safe future for the world. Jane is a rare person who gives more than she takes and those who have the privilege of meeting her will have a lifelong friend.
"We recently used the services of Matthew to sell our much loved. We chose Matthew due to his extensive local knowledge and, he handled our sale process extremely professional. The management of price expectation, transparent communication and attention to detail were delivered exactly as promised... and we got a great result. While I hope not to be moving again in the near future, I would have no reservation in recommending their services to family and friends."
Amanda Walker and Tim York, Cremorne
“Matthew Smythe was very successful in recently selling my property in Harnett Avenue, Mosman Bay, and I was very satisfied with the great price Matthew achieved. His attention to detail and genuine personable nature, ensured an easy transition from initial listing to the final sale. Matthew communicated and kept me informed every step of the way, and I would highly recommend Matthew when considering selling your property.”
Karen Moore, Mosman
“Just a short note of thanks for your professional help in selling our property. The choice of a selling agent is a rather difficult decision, however both Cheryl and I are delighted that we agreed to accept your sales proposal. We were most impressed by your thorough understanding of the market, your enthusiasm and particularly your very fine attention to detail. We have no doubt whatsoever that without your sterling personal efforts we would not have achieved such a successful result.”
Bernard and Cheryl Reid, Cremorne Point
We would like to thank you for the great job you did in selling our apartment and home.
Prior to sale we were kept informed of both the prevailing market conditions and the process for achieving the best outcome under such conditions.
The highest level of communication and professionalism was maintained throughout the entire process. This professionalism was in turn matched by a personal approach that allayed any concerns we may have had.
All up the whole team at Belle Property were friendly and professional from start to finish.
We would happily highly recommend Belle to anyone wishing to achieve a great outcome with the minimum of stress.
Scott & Piera Barnes - 21a Lennox Street, Mosman, May 2013 & 1/68 Bradleys Head Road, Mosman, March 2013
I would like to write this testimonial as a thank you for your great service...
Domenic, thank you for the professional and friendly service you offered from our very first meeting until the sale of my property went through. Nothing was too much trouble. You kept me updated and involved me every step of the way. And most importantly you achieved a quick sale (only one open house!) at the value you originally estimated.
I truly believe this result was an outcome of your experience, professionalism and the effectiveness of the Belle Property brand and culture.
Thank you one again for making selling a property such a pleasant experience!
Lauren McHugh - 2/636 Willoughby Road, Willoughby, May 2013
We were very pleased with the service provided by Mark Jackson at Belle Property.
We were in the UK whilst our property was on the market and whilst the auction took place. Consequently we relied heavily on Mark for advice and guidance throughout the sales process.
Mark kept us fully informed on progress and positioned the property well to achieve the best sale price. We would endorse him as a very professional sales agent.
Mark always helped out with any issues that arose and responded promptly to all our enquiries.
I would like to express my thanks to Domenic who has been amazing in his handling of the sale of my property. My property was sold on the very first day of the open house and it had attracted a lot of potential buyers and with Domenic's help, we were able to get a few solid offers. The sale was done very swiftly and I certainly have no hesitation in recommending Domenic to anyone for his professional and excellent service.
Many thanks again for a job well done Domenic!
Sylvian & Dominic Chow - 23/52 Christie Street, St Leonards, April 2013
Tim Foote and his team achieved a positive sales result for my property at a time when the prestige market was extremely challenging. I was impressed with Tim’s management of the sale and his ability to listen to my needs and design a campaign that met them.
Every vendor wants a top price, but discretion and privacy were also important to me; and I didn’t want the campaign to drag on either because the proceeds were earmarked for new investments.
Tim suggested beginning with a quiet web-only campaign to test the market on price. We received an offer of $6M which was pretty good in that market, but Tim was emphatic that we could achieve more with a full advertising campaign and styling.
I was pretty skeptical on the styling. I didn’t think it was necessary given the apartment was right on the harbour and its location and design were basically its best assets. But I chose to trust Tim’s experience and in the end his advice made me more than half a million dollars!
I laid out $80,000 for a full re-paint, new carpet and a comprehensive marketing campaign. Tim also recommended a private auction on site, which was an ‘out of the box’ idea that gave me the privacy I wanted while still setting a deadline for buyers to help us achieve a sale in a shorter timeframe.
During the campaign, I was impressed with Tim’s clear, strategic and intelligent advice. He never lost his enthusiasm and the close attention he paid to buyers made a big difference, in my opinion.
At the auction we had two registered bidders. I wasn’t too perturbed as you only need two for competition, but the second buyer froze so the property passed in on the opening bid of $6M. Then Tim went to work. After literally 10 minutes of negotiations with the buyer, we had a sale at $6.6M. Tim’s strategy paid off and my $80,000 investment resulted in an extra $600,000 within four weeks.
Clearly, prestige property is a sector of the market that requires real expertise, innovation and strategy. Tim has these qualities in spades and I recommend him to other home owners unreservedly.
Chris Cuffe (Chairman - UniSuper, Chairman - Australian Philanthropic Services, Inducted into Australian Fund Managers Hall of Fame 2007) - 2/6 Milson Road, Cremorne Point, September 2011 ($6,600,000)
During the recent sale of our apartment, we were very pleased with the highly professional service and expertise of Tim Foote and Mark Jackson of Belle Property.
Throughout what can be a testing process, Tim and Mark were the quintessential professionals - providing exceptional insight and always very sensitive to the demands placed upon us during the showings. They were also very frank and open in their advice which translated into a very successful result all round.
Professor John Shine AO FAA (Garvan Institute of Medical Research) - 4/69 Kirribilli Avenue, Kirribilli, February 2013
During the recent sale of our apartment, we were very pleased with the highly professional service and expertise of Mark Jackson and Tim Foote of Belle Property. Throughout what can be a testing process, Mark and Tim were the quintessential professionals - providing exceptional insight and always very sensitive to the demands placed upon us during the showings. They were also very frank and open in their advice which translated into a very successful result all round.
I just wanted to let you know we used Chris recently to assist us in leasing our investment property.
I have to say he is an amazing asset to your agency and probably one of the best leasing managers I have ever come across. We have used various agencies in Mosman and leasing agents over the years to handle the leasing of our property but Chris is hands down a stand out that is head and shoulders above the competition.
Right from the outset I felt he had nothing but our best interests at heart and wanted to ensure we got the right outcome (not just any outcome). He made me feel that he was leasing not just any client’s property but he treated it as if it was his own property and quite frankly this is a rare talent and one that should be commended.
I loved the regular updates, his responsiveness, quick turnaround and his flexibility to move his other commitments to get people through the property if he felt they were a genuine prospect.
Chris – well done, thank you for all your efforts, it was a pleasure working with you on this.
Having decided to sell my home, choosing a real estate agent was the next hard decision I had to make. Belinda Willetts and the Belle Property team handled the campaign with skill, charm and confidence and delivered a very pleasing result.
Jane Rich - February 2013
Just a short note to say thank you for the sale of my property...
Having sold several properties, I have experience with real estate agents and was impressed by the way you work. You were very professional with advice and details, courteous and efficient at all times. Also, you always kept me in the loop of what was happening which was important to me. The property sold with only one open for inspection and for a good price.
It was a pleasure to do business with you and I will certainly recommend you to family, friends and colleagues.
Chris Elliot - 3/587-589 Willoughby Road, Willoughby, February 2013
Just a quick note to say thanks for your help it was greatly appreciated. Your praise was also sang by the new tenants - who said you were a good person to deal with at Belle.
You are a very competent and professional property management team and it is a pleasure to do business with you.
We've been really happy with the service. You have been so professional and you've done a great job in letting the property and managing the few outstanding items we had when we left. I'm really pleased we went ahead with Belle because of your professionalism.
'...Tom updated me daily, keeping me abreast of any developments with buyers, without any of the agent double-talk I have so often encountered in real estate. This straightforward approach allowed me to put complete trust in him. I am most grateful for the hard work that you put into the sale Tom, you exceeded my expectations in every way.'
'...we were thrilled with the sale price, but that aside, we could not have been more pleased with Tom's professionalism, candid communication, dedication and outstanding level of client service.'
S Fraser & A Clarke
Tom Scarpignato helped us find our home and it wasn’t even his listing!
After we had seen a property listed by Tom, it was everything we wanted except it was south facing. The following week Tom called to tell us of a listing by another agent that matched our requested profile exactly. Not only did he come to the open home inspection and provide advice and direction, he came to the auction too! We secured that property at auction and with the guidance and advice of Tom. You can be assured that he will help you in all tricky criteria to navigate the housing market, as he did for us.
I would like to express my sincere thanks to Tom and would recommend him to colleagues and friends.
My thanks to you for your hard work on selling 36 Fitzroy Street, Kirribilli. It was a solid result and given the challenging combination of factors including daily international telephone conversations, changing market conditions and competing agents, I was happy to complete the process with such a professional and experienced team. I know I got the best possible available price. I feel confident that every stone was uncovered and any possible lead was followed. It was a thorough and comprehensive marketing campaign.
Jennifer Chen - 36 Fitzroy Street, Kirribilli, November 2012
I just wanted to thank you to you and your team so much for being so professional and for getting the house sold! We were totally impressed with every aspect of your handling of the sale and in dealing so well with us in an emotionally difficult time. It was a fascinating process and I learned so much. You are also really lovely people! I wish you all the best for future sales and success and I would be happy to recommend you to anyone who needs an endorsement. My heartfelt thanks again.
Anne-Maree McDonald - 21 Bray Street, North Sydney, October 2012
I would like to write and thank you for all your help with the sale of my property at 3/549 Willoughby Road. As a first time seller I was quite nervous and unsure of the process. I was also quite sceptical of the market place. Getting in contact with you immediately put my mind at rest. From our initial conversations you made the process very easy for me.
You laid everything out for me in honest and real terms and gave me all the information I needed to make an educated decision. Your transparency during the campaign was particularly appreciated. I felt I knew where I was at all stages of the sale due to your open and hard working nature. It was also great to know you would handle some of the more delicate issues with professionalism and consistency.
Rob Sharp - 3/549 Willoughby Road, Willoughby, September 2012
My wife and I recently sold our house in Kirribilli using Mark Jackson of Belle Property Neutral Bay.
In the lead up to our prospective auction, Mark was extremely professional and demonstrated considerable marketing skills in preparing the property. At all times he involved us in preparing brochures and marketing schedules, booking advertising and generally bringing some experience of selling property in our price range.
Mark was able to give us a very good idea of the price that he thought our property would bring and in fact it sold for a higher price than his estimation. We appreciated this rather than raising false expectation and then talking the price down to us later. We always had confidence in Mark to sell our property at the best price available in the market.
As it happened, Mark bought some 30 groups through the property before newspaper advertising even started, using his own database and resources. From these groups we received an offer which after a little negotiation we accepted.
We would have no hesitation in recommending Mark and Belle Property Neutral Bay to anyone considering the sale of their property. We would certainly use them again if needed.
James Lloyd - 20 Fitzroy Street, Kirribilli, August 2012
We found Mark Jackson and his team to be exceptional in their commitment to helping us with our recent purchase and sale of properties in Kirribilli. Mark's knowledge of real estate in Kirribilli allowed him to provide us with frank and valuable advice. At all times kept Mark kept us informed on the progress with both transactions. With Mark's assistance we were able to achieve simultaneous settlements on the properties which was of great benefit to us.
We highly recommend the service of Mark Jackson at Belle Property. Our thanks to Mark and his team for all their efforts.
Jonathan & Diane Clementson - 40 Fitzroy Street, Kirribilli, May 2012
We were quite set on a different real estate agent, until we met Mark Jackson. He immediately impressed us with his experience and intelligent approach to selling. He was the market leader in the North Sydney area and we quickly discovered why.
Throughout our campaign, he communicated well and remained optimistic, yet realistic. We had confidence in his methods and knew his team were working hard for us, as there were record numbers of people at every house opening. We were happy to hand over to him on auction day, knowing that he was going to achieve the best possible result. He delivered. It was a tough and unsettled market but we were happy with the price and also very happy with the way we were helped through the whole process.
We would highly recommend Mark for selling your house. He is honest, friendly, hard working and excellent at his job.
Dan & Fiona Gammell - 137 High Street, North Sydney, July 2012
I’d just like to take this opportunity to thank you for making this process so simple and straight forward. Working with the team at Belle Property has been a pleasure every step of the way.
Kira Reed - August 2012
We wanted to pass on our sincere thanks to you and your team at Belle Property Neutral Bay following the successful sale of our two bedroom apartment in Waverton.
In the current market, while good luck helps, its attention to detail that counts. Throughout the auction campaign you personally, together with strong support from your personal team and your back office team, have worked tirelessly to ensure the best result possible.
With close on 300 people inspecting the property, more than a dozen contracts issued and seven registered bidders come auction day it was clear that you worked hard to promote the sale and secure a number of solid prospective purchasers.
Your advice, from suggesting a property styling specialist, who presented the property in the best possible light, your guidance on setting appropriate pricing, the detailed regular post open house visitor reports, through to your pre auction day briefing, clearly demonstrated your rigorous approach to every step of the sales campaign. This effort, together with the use of excellent third party specialists for photography, floorplan design, professional copy and public relations promotion helped us achieve an excellent sales result, exceeding both reserve and our best price expectations.
We hope that we have the opportunity of working with you on a future property deal and have no hesitation in recommending you and the Belle Property Neutral Bay team to anyone looking to sell their property in the area.
Paul & Melissa Blond - 6/16 Crows Nest Road, Waverton, July 2012
Tim and Adrian,
Just wanted to again say thank you for your efforts, I'm glad we followed your advice and the result I think is a fair reflection of the market.
We can now move forward and really enjoy an exciting family time and the new home.
The result means the equation with Bullecourt works really well for us and we are happy with the upgrade we've achieved with your support at both ends of the equation.
We have already started telling our network of friends that the team at Belle did a good pragmatic job for us.
Adrian & Emma Hondros - 124 Awaba Street, Mosman, May 2012 & 36 Bullecourt Avenue, Mosman, March 2012
Mark Jackson is a consummate professional. He combines a deep and thorough knowledge of the Lower North Shore market with a strong network of potential buyers, investors, and purchasing agents. By working hard to identify all potential buyers and the factors that drive their purchase decision, he is able to bring out the best in a property and elicit the top price that it could command. I would not consider using anyone else when I next sell a property in the area. Nor would I think about asking anyone else if I were thinking about buying another one.
John Roberts - 2/31 Peel Street, Kirribilli, March 2012
We would like to thank Mark Jackson for the professional way he handled the sale of our unit. From our first meeting we were impressed by the enthusiasm and confidence Mark showed.
His local knowledge and 'track record' made our choice of agent very easy. Belle Property stood out!
The sale of our unit was very smooth, open house inspections were very professional and immediate feedback by way of verbal report was impressive. We were kept informed by way of regular telephone calls and weekly meetings throughout the marketing campaign. Our unit sold in under three weeks in what is considered a difficult market. The price exceeded our expectations.
Mark's negotiating skills were exceptional. In all, it was a stress free sale.
We have no hesitation in recommending Mark to anyone considering selling or buying in the area.
Colin & Carolyn Cooke - 28A Carabella Street, Kirribilli, May 2012
Stephanie and I wanted to write and thank you for all of your efforts over the past few weeks with regard to the sale of our Stratford Street property. The way in which you and your staff have conducted the sales campaign has been very professional and we were always grateful for the way in which you kept us fully appraised of developments at all times. Despite the final sale price being lower than we had perhaps hoped for at the outset, we do believe that through your efforts, we achieved the highest achievable in an uncertain market. We’ll certainly recommend you and Belle Property to others.
James & Stephanie - 3B Stratford Street, Cammeray, March 2012
I have had the pleasure of working with Mark Jackson from Belle Property Neutral Bay in relation to the recent sale of my apartment in Kirribilli.
It was sold in a difficult market for a robust price and within a five week period. He worked very hard to generate interest in the property and followed up every lead with diligence and tenacity. In regular discussions with me he was flexible and listened to my concerns responding and adjusting our strategy as necessary. I trusted and appreciated his advice, forthrightness and transparency.
In the current market an agent is critical to a successful sale. Mark’s negotiating skills and ability to develop trusted relationships with both the vendor and purchaser are exemplary.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Mark and would certainly be very happy to work with him again.
Francesca Hynes - 8/61 Kirribilli Avenue, Kirribilli, November 2011
It is our pleasure to write a testimonial for Mark. We engaged Belle Property to market our property in Lavender Bay and we would like to thank Mark for his expertise and dedication.
His commitment, professionalism and superior sales skills are key to achieving the best possible outcome for his clients. We were impressed by his constant updates and friendly, professional approach to prospective buyers.
We have no hesitation in recommending Mark to anyone considering selling or buying property in the area.
Karyn Watson & Robert Allwell - 16 Waiwera Street, Lavender Bay, November 2011
In September of this year my wife and I decided to sell our Kirribilli home, as we were retiring to the Hunter Valley. After investigating a number of agents we settled on Belle Property of Neutral Bay after a visit and presentation from Mark Jackson. One of the main reasons for selecting Mark was his track record in achieving sales in the area during extremely difficult times.
Our home was never officially listed on the market. We had no advertising or other expenses as the approach was to bring a small number of private clients through the property who Belle believed would be interested. If the property did not sell the intention was to then sell it at auction. Over a four week period five interested parties were shown through our home which resulted in us receiving two offers one of which we negotiated to a satisfactory conclusion.
We cannot speak highly enough of the professional manner in which Mark conducted the transaction. He earned every cent of his commission and we have no hesitation recommending him to anyone wishing to sell their property on the Lower North Shore.
Richard & Susan Bradley - 47 Elamang Avenue, Kirribilli, November 2011
We would like to extend our thanks to you, Adrian and Kirsty for achieving a spectacular result for our property at 88a Muston Street, Mosman. As you know, we purchased the property as an investment with a view to refreshing it for a short term turn-around. After undergoing minor cosmetic changes, you were able to re-sell the property within 12 days of being on the market for a significant amount more than we had purchased it for.
We were initially cautious about your recommendation to auction the property, however, in hindsight, your recommendation was spot on. We believe that your expertise in selling premium properties in Mosman, your understanding of buyers, your superior negotiating skills and tailored marketing plan ensured that we achieved this spectacular result.
We were overseas at the time of the sale however your constant communication, written reports and regular updates at the time of negotiation made us feel very much in safe hands. We were also impressed with your persistence in ensuring that we achieved the maximum price in the current market by negotiating a sale price well over what we would have initially accepted.
We would have no hesitation in recommending you to friends and family and would be happy to provide further recommendation to anyone considering using you to sell their property.
Mark Arnold, Cumberland Properties Pty Ltd - 88a Muston Street, Mosman, November 2011
They say that selling your home rates on the same scale of stress inducement as divorce or death of a spouse. After hearing this it was with some trepidation that I approached the impending sale of our home.
We had purchased a home in Mosman and were impressed by the way Belle Property Mosman, in particular Tim Foote and Adrian Bridges, worked for us to secure our new property on a tight timeline. Therefore when it came time to place our existing home on the market we had no hesitation in speaking with Tim and Adrian and subsequently entrusting them with the sale of our biggest asset.
Having worked in real estate and currently holding a position as a property stylist, I am immersed in the property market on a daily basis. I was aware of the need to engage an agent who would treat the marketing and subsequent sale of the home as if it was their own. A team who would guide us through our biggest transaction with professionalism, attention to detail and pertinent advice on everything from property presentation to marketing to strategy. In Tim Foote and Adrian Bridges we found the perfect package. They gave us the information we needed to make informed decisions every step of the way. Their support, interest and advice saw us achieve $140,000 over our highest offer pre-auction on the day of auction. I have no doubt this was a result of their strategy and advice. They calmed our nerves and reassured us at every milestone.
On a personal basis I found them both to be extremely patient, kind and supportive throughout the sale process. They communicated with us on a regular basis and we always felt well informed – every step of the way we knew what was happening. So what’s their point of difference? They made us feel like we were their most important client and that is the sign of a truly professional team.
I am a raving fan of Tim, Adrian and Belle Property! Well done and heartfelt thanks.
Deb Harrod - 18 Willowie Road, Castle Cove, October 2011
Dear Tim and Adrian,
Following the successful sale of our property at 4/55a Prince Albert Street Mosman, Louise and I simply wanted to thank you both for all of your help in managing the process.
We certainly appreciated your professional yet personal approach throughout the campaign. In particular given the demands on our own time, it was comforting to have a group working for us who was proactive at all times, to ensure a seamless result.
One of the main reasons we selected Belle Property Mosman to handle the marketing and sale of our penthouse apartment, was because of the positive reputation it has in handling these types of transactions and our first hand experience with your firm was certainly testament to that reputation.
Ben Freischmidt & Louise Sandberg - 4/55A Prince Albert Street, Mosman, May 2011 (Property sold in 5 days, prior to auction, for $375,000 over the asking price)
To whom it may concern,
Tim Foote of Belle Property Mosman acted as our agent when we recently sold our Mosman home.
We sold at an uncertain time in the market (particularly in relation to "top end" properties) and it was important that we had an agent who could both read the market well and provide fair and ungilded advice. Tim did that well. He remained professional and cool at all times and was a pleasure to deal with.
We found his perceptions to be helpful and his management of our expectations, and his bridging of those to reality, were impressive. He was always responsive and his sense of timing, tactics and the advice he gave us throughout were excellent.
We have no hesitation in recommending Tim Foote and Belle Property Mosman to others.
Lucy & Stephen Chipkin - 3 Cross Street, Mosman, June 2011 (Property sold prior to auction, for an exceptional price)
After 35 years in the property industry, it has been a highlight to work with Mark Jackson of Belle Property Neutral Bay. His genuine and honest approach from the first time I met him, through to the appraisal and auction process, was without fault.
Mark’s proven sales process, his ability to consistently communicate and inform us, coupled with his hard work, integrity and thorough understanding of the market, made him the ideal choice to sell our property.
I commend Mark to any prospective client who values the principles of professionalism, honesty, integrity and diligence in achieving and excellent sales result.
Bruce Edwards - 3/31A Carabella Street, Kirribilli, June 2011
Mark Jackson and his team at Belle Property sold our house recently, and we were delighted with both the sale process and the end result.
Mark is a true professional with great integrity, and has extensive local and overseas experience. He works with real tenacity on behalf of his clients, keeping them informed at all times. He has a wonderful database of prospective vendors which he works hard to stay in touch with. All these characteristics place him in a league of his own in the Sydney property market.
John & Lea Gattorna - 141 High Street, North Sydney / Kirribilli, June 2011
Mark presented as very calm, honest and extremely professional. His general demeanour and professionalism displayed a sense of confidence and honesty which encouraged our decision to choose Belle Property to manage the sale of our property.
You achieved the exact sale price I had in mind. I congratulate you on your professionalism and genuine caring attitude. It is obvious that both buyer and seller are immensely satisfied with the transaction. Once again thank you for your wonderful work. It was a totally new experience for me in dealing with real estate agents. Very satisfying!
Maria Bastas - 1/99 Kirribilli Avenue, Kirribilli, June 2011
This will server to recommend Mark Jackson of Belle Property Neutral Bay, who recently conducted the sale of my North Sydney property. He demonstrated aptitude with his astute planning and guidance to acquire the best ‘financial results’ for both seller and buyer.
His campaign work followed strict guidelines and protocol as he monitored market trends and gained maximum media coverage in support of the sales program.
I have no hesitation in recommending Mark to future clientele seeking assistance in the property market. His ability to advise the client from initial documentation through to final settlement illustrates a dedicated agent representing Belle Property and the client, with loyalty and confidence.
Margaret MacKenzie-Forbes - 9/183 High Street, North Sydney, May 2011
We are only too pleased to provide a testimonial for Mark Jackson.
From the time that we phoned Mark regarding a property that he had listed for sale we found him to be direct and honest.
We arranged for him to give an appraisal on our home and had no hesitation in subsequently listing with him.
He kept us informed at all stages of the sale process and was in close contact during the final negotiations, always a stressful stage. Communication was a real strength of Mark and the team at Belle Property.
It was through his prior contact with a buyer, and the credibility he had established with that buyer, that our property sold within 2 weeks of the official start to the campaign. His local knowledge, approach and skills rewarded our choice of Mark as our agent.
Our thanks to Mark for his professionalism.
Graydon & Helen Smith - 64 Blues Point Road, McMahons Point, March 2011
We would both like to thank you for the very professional job you have done on the sale of our property.
You managed to make it effortless and constantly provided us with updates.
At the initial meetings with you, you were able to introduce us to the intricacies and psychology of selling a property and keep us updated regularly on potential buyers. This was an enormous help as it meant we weren’t having to constantly ring to find out what was happening and at no point did we ever feel that we were out of the loop.
One point that we really appreciated was that you always gave us a realistic sense of the market – you weren’t just there to stroke our egos or our wallets! This is an extremely important factor as it can cause misunderstandings, tension and unrealistic goals.
And of course, we managed to have a few good laughs along the way... humour always helps to ease the stress as selling a house is no small feat!
Thank you for making this an enjoyable experience.
Catey & Jorge Campos - 2/71 Upper Pitt Street, Kirribilli, March 2011
What can we say except thank you so very much for the exceptional efforts you put into helping us sell our family home in Kirribilli.
Your considered guidance, expert advice and excellent depth of local knowledge aside – it really was the passion to help us take the property to market that made the entire process so much less stressful than we had expected.
On the day of the auction we really appreciated the calm, professional approach that the Belle team and the auctioneer delivered and we were very pleased with the final result. Mark, thank you especially for the three plus patient years you spent keeping us updated on the market in Kirribilli and providing feedback about where you felt things were moving. There was nothing hard sell about your approach and that made all the difference in us choosing Belle Property as our agent for the sale.
We would have no hesitation at all in recommending your services to future clients. Looking forward to working with you again – whether it be buying or selling. Very best wishes.
Grace & Keith Allardice - 2 Hipwood Street, Kirribilli, March 2011
We would like to thank you for your support and guidance through the auction process for the sale of our house in Winslow Street, Kirribilli and what a brilliant result!
Selling your home is quite a personal thing, so we watched the local market for a number of months before we called you. In the end we interviewed a number of potential agents and asked you to represent us based on three key things. Belle consistently achieved results in our local area, when we met you your knowledge and professionalism stood out and on a personal level we were comfortable we could work with you in what could have been a stressful time for us.
Once you were onboard you led us through the pre-sales and auction process, the way you did it reconfirmed our selection. We understood the sequence and timing of all of the components and activities to prepare for and run open houses and you kept us fully informed with feedback at every step of the way. As we neared the auction itself we understood the way auctions work and the sales and negotiating positions you intended to use based on the market response you had seen.
On the day of the auction itself you directed traffic and set us up for success – it was much easier than we thought it would be.
We are more than happy to recommend you to others.
Paul & Cathryn Gardner - 13 Winslow Street, Kirribilli, February 2011
We would like to thank you for making the journey of selling our home as simple and hassle free as possible.
Having lived in the area for a number of years and meeting other high profile agents we felt that you brought a mix of strong and honest negotiating skills and the local knowledge to get the best possible marketing and sale price.
We really appreciated having you as our agent when things were getting tough (market slow down, general election and interest rates hikes) and felt through the sales campaign that you did the upmost in making the sale as smooth and trouble free as possible.
The campaign, the photography and the additional feature articles that you managed to negotiate with the papers was definitely a value add. This was proven by the amount of people who viewed the property on the web and during the open for inspections.
We would not only recommend you to represent any potential property owner who is considering selling their home but would use you again if we are to sell in the future.
Mike & Libby Williams - 70B High Street, North Sydney / Kirribilli, December 2010
After interviewing numerous agents for the sale of our North Sydney home, it was surprisingly easy to make our choice. Belle Property’s Mark Jackson was the one who stood head and shoulders above the others.
He immediately impressed with his enthusiasm and his unbeatable local knowledge ensured the house was properly priced and prospective buyers were alerted before the first open for inspection.
He understood the true value of our home and what it had to offer the next family lucky enough to live there. He could see how to best market the property and his 'ideal buyer' was indeed the one who bought the house – after only four days on the market.
Nothing was too much trouble – he followed up all enquiries and made sure we were informed of all developments.
Mark’s negotiating skills sealed a price above our expectations and a client/agent relationship which was a pleasure from beginning to end.
Sue Morgan - 107A High Street, North Sydney / Kirribilli, October 2010
We tried to sell our McMahons Point unit with another agent prior to contacting Mark. The previous agent left us frustrated and not at all positive. After subjecting us to an emotional rollercoaster, our only option was to start again with another agent.
We found Mark to be the perfect professional selling machine. His communication with us was fantastic, which gave us a feeling of active participation throughout our campaign. It also resulted in us being able to make the right decision regarding our sale. He really went the extra mile to secure us the best price possible and the smoothest exchange. Thank you so much Mark.
Lester and Cherie Fyson - 9/155 Blues Point Road, McMahons Point, November 2010
Carolyn and I wish to thank you and your staff for the successful auction of 13a Elfrida Street, Mosman.
We appreciate the service rendered in every way including your advice on the marketing, recommending an architect, weekly reports, advice regarding inspections and most importantly the final negotiations to enable a satisfactory sale to be concluded.
We would be pleased to recommend your agency to any prospective Vendors.
Bill & Carolyn Phillips - Vendors of 13A Elfrida Street Mosman, November 2009 ($4,100,000) & Purchasers of 12A Burran Avenue Mosman, July 2009 ($12,000,000)
I am writing to thank you for facilitating the successful outcome of the recent sale of our property at 31 Carrington Avenue, Mosman.
Your approach was refreshing, particularly with regard to complying with our requirement of a discreet marketing campaign, whilst not compromising the opportunity to realise a premium sale price.
We were impressed by your ability to immediately identify an appropriately credentialed purchaser, bring them to the property, and then effect an efficient negotiation, sale and transaction process.
Having reluctantly approached the sale of our property in the challenging market conditions, we were more than happy with the outcome achieved by Belle Property Mosman and would have no hesitation recommending your agency to others. Thank you once again.
Edward Singleton - 31 Carrington Avenue Mosman, August 2009 ($5,625,000)
We engaged Belle Property to market and auction our property at 55A Bradleys Head Road, Mosman and would like to express our sincere thanks to Tim and his team for their dedication and expertise in the handling of the property sale and the final sale result.
We were more than happy with the styling and marketing of the property and especially the follow up after each open for inspection on numbers and potential buyers, coupled with meetings and further advice on the lead up to the auction.
As a seller, Belle Property’s professionalism and individual attention to the marketing of the property, certainly gave us confidence and ease of mind.
With Tim’s extensive market knowledge and his exceptional negotiation skills, he was able to secure the sale we had hoped for and prior to auction.
Once again, Tim, our sincere thanks to you and your team and it was a great pleasure to work with Belle Property Mosman.
Dave & Val Gowen - 55A Bradleys Head Road Mosman, November 2009 ($1,800,000)
As Executor of a client’s Estate, I was required to engage an agent for the sale and to achieve the best possible price for the benefit of the Estate’s beneficiaries.
The engagement of an agent was made easy due to my experience some time before with Mark Jackson of Belle Property, who sold the townhouse next door in what seemed to me to be a difficult market.
In regular meetings he explained to me every marketing action in a fundamental way without hype or unrealistic predictions. He was proactive in maximising the number of registered bidders for the auction.
With this preparation, the winning bid was $3.61 million – $310,000 above the reserve.
A.D. Kelly - 3/51 Upper Pitt Street, Kirribilli, July 2010
I haven't thanked you properly for all the hard work you did for me regarding the sale of the apartment at Kirribilli. The marketing expertise you have is excellent. Not only did you give good advice, you always kept me well informed about prospective buyers.
I really appreciated everything you did and would not hesitate to recommend you to future clients. I have friends who were very impressed with the advertising and the care you showed towards me and my 'B loved' kids.
Hope you and yours have a very happy and safe Christmas and wonderful New Year.
June Elliott - 44/3 Plunkett Street, Kirribilli, November 2009
Following the recent sale of our house, setting a record price for High Street North Sydney, Linda and I would like to acknowledge the excellent job done by you and your team in achieving this result.
Your team approach ensured that all prospective buyers were kept informed and in the loop. The pre-listing consultations and advice were most helpful in agreeing on a marketing programme.The professional approach to open house inspections, the immediate verbal reports and the comprehensive follow up and feedback, by way of formal reports on a weekly basis, was most impressive.
Again, the professionalism shown in the final negotiations with the buyer resulted in a sale price above our expectations.
Warren and Linda Burden - 143 High Street, North Sydney / Kirribilli, November 2009
Thank you very much for all your hard work which resulted in a sensational auction result. Glen and I have been nothing but impressed with Belle property and in particular you since December 2008 when I phoned to enquire about a property you had sold nearby.
When we decided to put our property on the market, Belle was the first agency we called. Despite having another four agents come to give us an opinion we felt sure we wanted to have you selling our property. And we were not disappointed. There was not one minute where we felt we had made the wrong decision. Mark's assistance when we were looking for a property to buy by referring us to the Belle office in our chosen area and by phoning us regularly to offer any help he could really made you stand out from all the many other real estate agents we came into contact with. What really made the difference is that you were so helpful before we had even signed with Belle to sell our property.
Once our property was on the market, everything ran so smoothly. The regular telephone contact made us feel very secure and that you were giving the sale of our property 100% of your attention.
We can't thank you enough for making what can be a very difficult time as stress free as possible and with an outstanding result that we are thrilled with. We would, and will, happily and confidently recommend you to anyone interested in selling their property that is keen to work with a professional, friendly team who will get the best possible result.
Glen & Naomi Mitchell - 65 Shirley Road, Wollstonecraft, September 2009
Mark Jackson and his team stand out for their professionalism and innovative approach to both marketing and negotiation.
We were very pleased with the final result and would certainly recommend Belle Property to anyone wishing to sell their property.
Gorm & Geoff - 41 Pitt Street, Kirribilli
This is just a brief note to thank you for the very professional and efficient way in which you handled the marketing and sale of our property in Blues Point Road, McMahons Point, and for the very satisfactory result you achieved.
We were impressed with the regular and accurate feedback you provided right throughout the campaign and were grateful for your always prompt responses to our inquiries.
We have enjoyed our association with Belle Property over the last two to three years, both in the letting and sales areas. We would enthusiastically recommend your services to other potential clients.
Robert & Sheena Coupe - 10/30-40 Blues Point Road, McMahons Point, May 2010
Congratulations Mark and all your team!
We are very pleased that the sale and settlement went so well. We would be very happy to recommend you and Belle Property to any of our friends.
Congratulations to all concerned.
Christine & Graham Kelly - 10 Lavender Street, Lavender Bay, April 2010
I want to say, Mark, that you had the house for just over two weeks....you told me from the first day that you were confident you would sell it in that time and you did. I liked you from the start and thought that you were probably one of the most (or the most) professional real estate agents I have met and I have met a few.
I was most impressed with your 'style' and calm manner. I can imagine you worked very hard behind the scenes which brought a great result. I am very happy with the selling price and of course to exchange contracts in such a short time was way past my expectations.
You deserve to do well Mark!