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Welcome to Belle Property Neutral Bay

Awarded No. 5 Office for 2013 & 2012 in Belle Property Australasia's 50+ 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 Principals Tim Foote, Mark Jackson and Matthew Smythe, Belle Property Neutral Bay and its sister office, Belle Property Mosman are among the largest and fastest-growing agencies on the Lower North Shore. All three Principals were ranked in the Top 10 Selling Principals in Belle Property Australasias 50-office network in 2013.

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 regular in-house business coaching helps us continually raise the bar for results and service.

As Lower North Shore specialists, we serve every suburb and precinct including Neutral Bay, Kurraba Point, Cremorne, Cremorne Point, Kirribilli, McMahons Point, Milsons Point, Lavender Bay, North Sydney, Waverton, Wollstonecraft, Cammeray, Crows Nest, Northbridge, Mosman, Balmoral, Beauty Point, Clifton Gardens, Bradleys Head and Mosman Bay. 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 through to suburb records for McMahons Point ($11M), North Sydney ($4.45M), Cremorne 2012 ($5.5M) and Neutral Bay 2011 ($6.917M).

We also have great experience with new developments, with past sales including: Carabelle ($12M), St Patricks Estate ($200M), The George ($45M), Canopy ($45M), Augusta ($30M), The Village ($25M), Village VIII ($25M), The Lookout ($16M), Upper Almora St ($12M) and The Palms ($5M).

Belle Property Neutral Bay

1 Young Street

Neutral Bay NSW 2089

Tel 02 9036 1000

Fax 02 9036 1001

Email

Testimonials

Elizabeth Williams - 55 McDougall Street, Kirribilli, July 2014

Mark has always been professional, friendly and a great negotiator. Mark will be my 'go to' agent for any future property purchases and/or sales.

Robin Miller - 53/441 Alfred Street, Neutral Bay, July 2014

Mark Jackson acted on my behalf in the sale of my Aunt's property. I was her executor and had a need to dispose of the property quickly as I was shortly to go overseas but also needed to get the best price for the property for the beneficiaries.

Mark instantly understood our position and was happy to sell the property without massive renovation. His advice and assistance in preparing the property for sale was greatly appreciated. He achieved a result well above our expectations at auction just 5 weeks after he was first consulted.

I have personally been involved in the sale of 5 houses over the last 8 years. Mark was clearly outstanding.

Stephen & Libby Gateley - 18 Moruben Road, Mosman, May 2014

Libby and I would like to take the opportunity of thanking you and your team for an exceptional achievement in successfully marketing our property. Tim Foote provided an excellent service before, during and after our sales campaign being both professional and up-front in his appraisal.

We were confident that Belle Property would manage the sale process in a professional manner and that proved to be the case and we were both very pleased with the outcome. Everything about the campaign ran extremely smoothly and that is down to the combined efforts of your team. Tim maintained a helpful and courteous service throughout the whole campaign, achieving a great sales result for us.

Please pass on our thanks to the auctioneer too who managed what turned out to be an arduous half an hour while negotiations proceeded.

I would certainly recommend Tim to others and would utilise Tim and the team from Belle Property Mosman again.

Helen & Rob Macindoe - 2 Lodge Road, Cremorne, May 2014

Tim Foote has a good knowledge and experience in the area of Mosman in relation to sales strategies and the value of local houses. He set up a strong advertising strategy for our property. He followed up offers with vendors and kept us well informed in relation to these offers. Tim and his staff behaved in a very professional way throughout the campaign.

Dr Edwin Widjaya, May 2104

I recently purchased a property through Jane.  From the beginning to the end of the purchase process, Jane has been exceptionally professional, helpful and always followed up on items that I needed information on.

Jane was always happy to attend to my queries and her background in plant nursery sure came in handy when I needed advice on plant selection, sourcing and maintenance!

Even after the property purchase had settled, Jane continued to be approachable and helpful with various matters I encountered as part of the settling in process.

I am grateful for Jane's exceptional customer service and would recommend her as an invaluable real estate agent for anyone planning to buy or sell property.

Kristina & Mike Lee - 2/2 Elamang Avenue, Kirribilli, April 2014

It is a great pleasure to write this testimonial for Domenic Bonavita, who helped sell our property in Kirribilli.  Domenic was able to sell our property pre auction whilst we were overseas - with a minimum of fuss, lots of enthusiasm and most of all, the utmost respect for our goals in selling.  We wish Domenic all the very best and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone looking to sell in the future.

Vicki Ingram, May 2014

Recently, I approached various real estate agents to provide guidance with the sale of my home at Cammeray.  From the very beginning of the sale process, Jane Garwood of Belle Property impressed me with her professional and helpful approach.  Jane was given the job of selling the property and even though there were many unexpected complexities with the sale, Jane managed to find a way forward without fuss.

Her competent manner made me feel completely confident that she would be able to present the property in the best possible way to obtain an excellent price.

I was greatly impressed with the amount of time that Jane was prepared to spend with the presentation of the house, from the taking of the photographs, to arranging a professional stylist and even obtaining help with extra work that was required around the home.  Jane was there at all relevant times ensuring that each person did their job properly and to her high expectations.  Jane managed to obtain the number one placement position of my property on the internet and also obtained excellent exposure in the local press with a superb editorial.

At each open house time Jane was at the property early to ensure that every detail was taken care of so that the property was always presented in an excellent manner.  Before the auction date Jane was able to negotiate a selling price which was beyond our expectations.

Certainly Jane exceeded and went way beyond what would be reasonably expected of an agent.

I have no hesitation in recommending Jane to vendors intending to sell their property.

P & M Jolley, April 2014

We would like to thank Tom Scarpignato for selling our property for a record price which far exceeded our expectations. We found Tom to be professional, honest, hardworking and dedicated to achieving the best price for our property. Tom is the best agent we have ever dealt with and would recommend him to anyone wanting to sell their property.

Darryl Nagel, April 2014

I have bought and sold real estate over the past 50 years.  During that period I have dealt with many real estate agents, both on my own account and for my clients.  Recently, I had occasion to witness the sale of a property on the Lower North Shore which was sold by Jane Garwood of Belle Property.

I was at the property on multiple occasions when Jane was preparing it for sale.  I witnessed Jane handling the contractual negotiations in a very professional and ethical manner.  What struck me was the commitment that Jane displayed with ensuring that the vendors of the property obtained the best price possible.  Jane would attend the property virtually every day prior to the marketing campaign commencing, ensuring every detail was attended to with the photographer and the stylist.  Jane provided valuable guidance to the vendors ensuring that the property was presented at its best to potential purchasers.  During the advertising component of the campaign Jane was able to gain prominent editorial for the property.

The 'proof of the pudding' so to speak was that Jane was able to obtain a record price for the property prior to auction.

I have no hesitation in recommending vendors consider Jane Garwood as their agent.

Pauline Vamos, April 2014

I have been involved as both a buyer and seller for many properties. No other agent has come close to the outstanding service provided by Jane Garwood. Jane was extremely helpful and did everything she could do to get the best result for me while reducing my level of stress. From the moving of pot plants to the quick installation of smoke alarms, I could not have done it without her.

R & A Wells, April 2014

I wish to take the time to thank you personally for your professional and constant ability to make us, as purchasers, feel as valued and inclusive throughout the whole process of looking for a new home.  I am the type of client who, if conversely, we don’t feel we are being professionally engaged, to pipe up and ensure our dissatifaction is heard.  In this instance, and in absolute good faith, we are delighted to affirm otherwise, and encourage any other families looking to buy or sell, to ensure you personally are the agent of choice.

Michelle Goldsworthy - 4/103 Kirribilli Avenue, Kirribilli, April 2014

We recently sold our Kirribilli apartment with Domenic Bonavita from Belle Property. Selling is always a stressful time of life, but Domenic made us feel at ease throughout the whole event, and kept us informed every step of the way. He was extremely friendly, helpful and professional, coupled with his extensive industry experience and knowledge of the market, resulted in achieving top dollar for our apartment. Thank you so much Domenic and Belle Property.

Tim & Beth Farriss - 1003/118 Alfred Street, Milsons Point, March 2014

We recently appointed Mark Jackson and his team to sell our luxury apartment. They worked together extremely well and their attention to detail was impeccable. They took care of everything. We were very happy with the result and wouldn’t hesitate to buy or sell through them again.

Geoff & Elizabeth Brown - 4/23 Waruda Street, Kirribilli, March 2014

Thank you very much Mark for your efforts on our behalf.  We feel that the outcome is a good one and we are pleased with the result.

We appreciated your professionalism, dedication and thoroughness throughout the process and we will have no hesitation in recommending you to others.

D Conney, March 2014

I have known Tom personally and as an agent for some years and I had no hesitation in choosing Tom for the process of selling my property. Tom has amazing attention to detail and was very accessible throughout the whole process. I did not have to worry or chase anything as he had it covered.

The first open house was brilliant and together with his colleague Domenic Bonavita, Tom handled more than 33 groups on the day and administered at least 15 contracts and through that process he was able to extract what ended up being a record price for the building. His efforts were nothing short of outstanding. Everything was taken care of even the exchange of contracts. His after-sale follow up has also been amazing. Nothing has been left out and this is something I have not experienced in previous property sales.
 
I would highly recommend Tom and I would certainly engage him should I have to sell in the future.

Congratulations Tom and the Belle Property team on a job well done.

Danny Liu, March 2014

I just wanted to drop you a quick email to say thanks for your help over the past week.  Even though we didn't win the property, Sara and I felt that you were the best real estate agent we have ever dealt with.  Your relaxed professionalism was a breath of fresh air.  Congratulations on your sale today and I hope we cross paths again soon.

D Liu, March 2014

I just wanted to drop you a quick email to say thanks for your help over the past week.  Even though we didn't win the property, Sara and I felt that you were the best real estate agent we have ever dealt with.  Your relaxed professionalism was a breath of fresh air.  Congratulations on your sale today and I hope we cross paths again soon.

Ilario & Allison Tassone - 10 Cook Street, North Ryde, March 2014

We would like to sincerely thank you and the Belle Property team for the incredible result you have achieved for our family. You have managed to facilitate the sale of our property for a price that exceeded our expectations - all within 11 days, eliminating the need to take the property to auction.

We believe that your commitment and dedication to us as clients has been exceptional.

Your focus and motivation in obtaining the end result was fantastic, as well as your sound advice and assistance throughout the process.

We had confidence in your ability from the beginning and have no hesitation in recommending you and the Belle Property team to others.

Donna Cooney - 95/67-69 St Marks Road, Randwick

I recently had the pleasure of engaging Domenic in the process of selling my property, Domenic's attention to detail was exemplary and throughout the whole process I did not have to worry or chase anything as he had it covered.
The first open house was brilliant and Domenic handled more than 33 groups on the day and administered atleast 13 contracts and through that process he was able to extract what ended up being a record price for the building and a unexpected result for myself.
His effort were nothing short of outstanding, everything was taken care of even exchange of contracts. His after-sale follow up has also been amazing and nothing has been left out and this is something I have not experienced in past sales.  

I would highly recommend Domenic and I would certainly engage him should I have to sell in the future.
Congratulations Domenic and the Belle Property team on a job well done.

Michael & Thi Iverach - 54 Justin Street, Lilyfield, January 2014

We employed Mark Jackson to sell our property based on his courteous characters, experience, excellent communication skills and diligence in dealing with the various issues associated with selling a property. He demonstrated a high level of skill in dealing with us and potential buyers in order to obtain a fair price for the property. He took a genuine interest in facilitating the sale and in assisting us with our queries. We appreciated his friendly, relaxed manner and prompt replies to our questions.

We highly recommend Mark Jackson to our friends and family without any hesitation.

Faye Marie Vyoral & Jasmine Webster, January 2014

Other agents looked at our house and didn't know what to make of it or what questions to ask but Jane was on the ball. Jane kept us up to date with all people who attended the open house and followed all parties up with a phone call. Jane turned any negatives that prospective buyers may have commented on into positives.

Jane was in contact with us daily providing us with much needed support and at times some great laughs. Jane is a genuine person who cares for her clients. She is honest and reliable. Jane knows what she is talking about.

I have no hesitation in recommending Jane and would gladly use Jane again if the necessity arose.

Alex Stuart - 4/25 Waruda Street, Kirribilli, December 2013

I want to thank Mark Jackson and his team for their outstanding efforts in selling my Waruda Street, Kirribilli property.  
 
Mark has an excellent reputation in the Kirribilli area and in my dealings with him during the selling process, he lived up to this reputation.  He is thoroughly professional and is at the top of his game.  Throughout the sale period, Mark regularly kept me informed and was always available to speak with me.  He put in a great deal of effort and I was extremely happy with the result he achieved.  I would recommend Mark to anyone.

I Thorpe, December 2013

Tom Scarpignato did a great job selling my house.  He worked hard to help me get the house ready for sale and put it on the market.  He was responsive and friendly and followed through on my queries. The sale price achieved was excellent.  I am happy to recommend him.

I Kourdine, December 2013

I would like to thank you for the wonderful job you have done to sell our apartment.

From the very first meeting with you we have been very pleased with your professionalism, amazingly helpful and caring attitude. We felt very comfortable to fully rely on your professional advice and we are very happy with the outcome of our sale which has been absolutely in line with your initial advice and expectation. It was great to deal with a very professional real estate agent who delivered on their promise.

Once again, thank you very much and we will be recommending your services to our friends and colleagues.

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.

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.

Elyza & Ryan McConnell, October 2013

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.

Brad Moore, Senior Executive, Colliers International - Commercial Sales & Leasing, October 2013

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.

T L Weber, October 2013

We chose Belle Property because we believe their brand does justice to premium properties like ours.

Tom gave a good estimate of the selling price based on his knowledge of the market and its current dynamics.

The styling and the professional photos worked really well to attract visitors and Tom did an outstanding job qualifying all the potential buyers and following up with them within a couple of days.  His communication was always timely and he was flexible enough to accommodate our busy schedules.

As a result we sold our property within 10 days of going to market.

Philip Jobe - 30B Fairfax Road, Mosman, August 2013

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. We would highly recommend Tim.

A & J Bligh, September 2013

We wish to record our appreciation for your efforts and good result achieved in the marketing of our apartment 53 at 67 Carabella Street, Kirribilli.

In particular, we wish to acknowledge the skill and diligence of the two representatives who planned, lead and controlled the marketing plan; Tom Scarpignato and Mark Jackson.

Confident advice backed with extensive field experience in the market allowed us to make critical decisions which later lead to our property selling for a record price.

Rachela Battelini, 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.

Cynthia Hunter - 27 Euroka Street, Waverton, July 2013

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.

Kelvin Nickalls - Director, Landvest Pty Ltd Gold Coast, July 2013

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.

Robyn Opperman, 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.

Amanda Walker and Tim York, Cremorne

"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

Karen Moore, Mosman

 “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

Bernard and Cheryl Reid, Cremorne Point

“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

Scott & Piera Barnes - 21a Lennox Street, Mosman, May 2013 & 1/68 Bradleys Head Road, Mosman, March 2013

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

Lauren McHugh - 2/636 Willoughby Road, Willoughby, May 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!

Virginia & Steve Watson - 1/5 Hollowforth Avenue, Neutral Bay, 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.

Sylvian & Dominic Chow - 23/52 Christie Street, St Leonards, April 2013

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!

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)

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)

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 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

John Shine - 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.

Said Jahani

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.

Said Jahani

Chris Elliot - 3/587-589 Willoughby Road, Willoughby, 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.

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.

James Cubis

You are a very competent and professional property management team and it is a pleasure to do business with you.

James Cubis

Jo Niestroy

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.

Jo Niestroy

R Harper, January 2013

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.

S Fraser & A Clarke, January 2013

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 Ball, January 2013

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.

Jennifer Chen - 36 Fitzroy Street, Kirribilli, November 2012

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

Anne-Maree McDonald - 21 Bray Street, North Sydney, October 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

Rob Sharp - 3/549 Willoughby Road, Willoughby, September 2012

Hi Domenic,

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.

Thanks again,
Rob

James Lloyd - 20 Fitzroy Street, Kirribilli, August 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

Jonathan & Diane Clementson - 40 Fitzroy Street, Kirribilli, May 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

Dan & Fiona Gammell - 137 High Street, North Sydney, July 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

Paul & Melissa Blond - 6/16 Crows Nest Road, Waverton, July 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

Adrian & Emma Hondros - 124 Awaba Street, Mosman, May 2012 & 36 Bullecourt Avenue, Mosman, March 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

John Roberts - 2/31 Peel Street, Kirribilli, 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

Colin & Carolyn Cooke - 28A Carabella Street, Kirribilli, May 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

James & Stephanie - 3B Stratford Street, Cammeray, March 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

Francesca Hynes - 8/61 Kirribilli Avenue, Kirribilli, November 2011

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

Karyn Watson & Robert Allwell - 16 Waiwera Street, Lavender Bay, 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

Richard & Susan Bradley - 47 Elamang Avenue, Kirribilli, 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

Mark Arnold, Cumberland Properties Pty Ltd - 88a Muston Street, Mosman, 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

18 Willowie Road, Castle Cove

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

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)

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)

Lucy & Stephen Chipkin – 3 Cross Street, Mosman, June 2011 (Property sold prior to auction, for an exceptional 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)

Bruce Edwards – 3/31A Carabella Street, Kirribilli, June 2011

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

John & Lea Gattorna – 141 High Street, North Sydney / 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

Maria Bastas – 1/99 Kirribilli Avenue, 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

Margaret MacKenzie-Forbes – 9/183 High Street, North Sydney, May 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

Graydon & Helen Smith – 64 Blues Point Road, McMahons Point, March 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

Catey & Jorge Campos – 2/71 Upper Pitt Street, Kirribilli, 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

Grace & Keith Allardice – 2 Hipwood 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

Paul & Cathryn Gardner – 13 Winslow Street, Kirribilli, February 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

Mike & Libby Williams – 70B High Street, North Sydney / Kirribilli, December 2010

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

Sue Morgan – 107A High Street, North Sydney / Kirribilli, October 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

Lester and Cherie Fyson – 9/155 Blues Point Road, McMahons Point, November 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

13A Elfrida Street, Mosman, November 2009

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)

31 Carrington Avenue Mosman, August 2009 ($5,625,000)

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)

55A Bradleys Head Road Mosman, November 2009 ($1,800,000)

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)

A.D. Kelly – 3/51 Upper Pitt Street, Kirribilli, July 2010

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

June Elliott – 44/3 Plunkett Street, Kirribilli, November 2009

Hi Mark,

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

Warren and Linda Burden – 143 High Street, North Sydney / Kirribilli, November 2009

Mark,

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

Glen & Naomi Mitchell – 65 Shirley Road, Wollstonecraft, September 2009

Dear Mark,

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

Gorm & Geoff – 41 Pitt Street, Kirribilli

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

Robert & Sheena Coupe – 10/30-40 Blues Point Road, McMahons Point, May 2010

Dear Mark,

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

Christine & Graham Kelly – 10 Lavender Street, Lavender Bay, April 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

Cremorne

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!

Daryll