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Welcome to Belle Property Seaforth

Welcome to Belle Property Seaforth.

Belle Property real estate agents in Seaforth has a history of serving the Seaforth and Balgowlah areas which dates back to 1974 when Parker Realty was opened. Now trading under the name of Belle Property Seaforth we are recognised as one of the leading property managers and marketers on the peninsula.

With an office team which has over 80 years combined experience in the real estate industry we are proud of our continuing commitment to professionalism and unquestionable ethics.

Belle Property Seaforth comprises a sales and property management team of senior area specialists and highly skilled and trained administrative managers and assistants.

Belle Property Seaforth is renowned for its outstanding sales success and property management expertise across all price brackets and property types, as well as its astute business style, elegant property marketing, customer service focus and team of elite real estate practitioners.

Servicing the lower northern beaches, Belle's Seaforth real estate agents predominately focus on the gateway suburbs of the Northern Beaches, Seaforth, Clontarf, Balgowlah, North Balgowlah, Balgowlah Heights, Allambie Heights and Manly Vale.

Belle Property Seaforth has earned an enviable industry and community standing, with the sales team holding several records in Seaforth and surrounding areas. Our property management team successfully manages a wide range of properties and have the experience to ensure your investment works for you.

The sale and property management teams pride themselves on offering quality customer service to all their clients.

Belle Property Seaforth

544 - 546 Sydney Road

Seaforth NSW 2092

Tel 02 9948 0292

Fax 02 9949 6408

Email

Testimonials

2 Bate Avenue, Allambie Heights

"i have always found Richard very honest to deal with.He did a wonderful job in getting the best possible sale price for our home.I would recommend him to any prospective sellers."

Vendor (Paul Graham)

50 Mary Street, Beacon Hill

Dear John,
 
I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the entire family to thank you for achieving  a successful outcome by securing a sale for our home. 


To put it simply, we are very satisfied with the result.
Your commitment to the promotion, marketing and eventual sale of the property has been par excellence. It has also been all round pleasant experience and privilege working with you. Your being referred to us by an associate who expressed high regard for you and in us subsequently entrusting you to manage the sale was the best decision we could have made.  We absolutely concur with the sentiments expressed by our associate.  I have since thanked him for this!
Thank you for exceeding our expectations in achieving the price but also for enhancing  your  profession to high standards in that customers like us continue to be beneficiaries of excellent service and thereby build up trust and confidence in your agency and the wider industry.


I will not hesitate to recommend your services if an opportunity arose and also, hopefully work with you in the future on any potential prospects.


Thanking you.


Best regards,


Yudron - since 2014

Jacquelynn Watson was a pleasure to deal with. She had incredible energy and we always felt as
though we were her only clients.

She was always contactable, genuine and honest. As a result, I have already provided Jacquelynn's name to
some of my clients.

Hamish & Sofe Stuart (Vendors)

It is with great pleasure that we write this testimonial for Jacquelynn Watson from Belle property.
After recently selling our property at auction with an outstanding result we couldn't commend Jacquelynn any higher. The service she offered to us was second to none, beyond anything we would have expected.


From our first meeting with Jacquelynn we felt comfortable and confident in obtaining a smooth sale and obtaining a maximum price. From the day we decided to put our apartment on the market through to final settlement, Jacquelynn continually demonstrated the highest form of professionalism, excellence and tireless effort. We were continually kept up to date on the progress of the sale and appreciated all the honest feedback we received. She was always organised and extremely presentable at open house inspections, even organising additional walk through a to suit potential buyers.


My partner and I are extremely grateful for all she has done for us and have no hesitation in recommending her anyone thinking of selling.


We have no doubts that that we wouldn't have had the result we did without Jacquelynn.

Kai Otton & Sarah Herbert (Vendors)

55 new street west, balgowlah heights

We could not have been more impressed with Luke from Belle Property Seaforth. We are glad we trusted his advice regarding strategy for selling our home as we achieved a huge result! $360,000 more than we paid just over two years ago. Luke’s enthusiasm and drive from start to finish was great and we felt there were no stones unturned.  Growing up in the area and attending Balgowlah Heights School meant that he was talking from experience which I’m sure came across as genuine to buyers. Luke is extremely approachable and friendly, and provided us with daily updates on our campaign. We definitely recommend him to anyone wanting a superior service and outcome when selling their property.

Colin Shadbolt (vendor)

1/65 seaview street, balgowlah

We initially met Luke as two potential buyers viewing a property he was selling and found his honest and down to earth approach very refreshing. A month or two later, as vendors - we took no hesitation in entrusting Luke to sell our own Balgowlah apartment. The whole selling process with Luke was perfect - he is a very good communicator and kept us 'in the loop' the whole time with his prompt and professional approach. We couldn't help but be swept up in Luke's enthusiasm for selling our property...not to mention that he found our perfect buyer within a day of going on the market, with an offer $35,000 above our dream price. We definitely won't hesitate in recommending Luke to our friends and family. 

Briar and Mark (vendors)

Campbell Parade, Manly Vale

"I would like to thank Tania and Matt for a great job done with the sale of my property. I am grateful for their hard work, dedication and professionalism in every step of the way.
I am also thankful for their kindness, understanding and compassion shown along this journey. I could not have asked for more from any Real Estate Agent. I would gladly recommend Belle Property to anyone who wishes to sell or buy a property."

Arax Marcarian

Campbell Parade, Manly Vale

"I would like to thank Tania and Matt for a great job done with the sale of my property. I am grateful for their hard work, dedication and professionalism in every step of the way.
I am also thankful for their kindness, understanding and compassion shown along this journey. I could not have asked for more from any Real Estate Agent. I would gladly recommend Belle Property to anyone who wishes to sell or buy a property."

Arax Marcarian

47 Wattle Road, North Manly

"We are extremely grateful to John Backhouse for all his wealth of experience and help in dealing with the sale of the family estate of our late father. He went above and beyond and offered to have a round table conference with all the family to explain the stages, this was a very emotional time and John handled it so professionally and with such respect that all the family realized that he was a man of integrity.

We also had the great pleasure in having John navigate us through all the stages of the sale of our home of 29 years. He has a wealth of knowledge and is so very professional, at all times considerate of our needs and also considerate of the potentional purchasers. It was a win win situation for all and such a very pleasant experience, we would recommend John Backhouse most highly to anyone. He is totally committed to getting the very best outcome and we really appreciated this. Thank you John. "

Lorraine & Hendrik - since 2014

Wanganella Street, Balgowlah

"Matt and Tania are a highly effective team - absolute professionals and a pleasure to deal with. The whole sales process was super smooth and expertly managed, from their advice and hands on help with the presentation of our property, through to a very successful advertising campaign achieving a result that exceeded our expectations. Nothing was ever too much trouble; their level of communication was spot on throughout and the combination of their skills, experience and and hard work ultimately delivered a great outcome.

Many Thanks."

Mr & Mrs Dorrian

Wanganella Street, Balgowlah

"Matt and Tania are a highly effective team - absolute professionals and a pleasure to deal with. The whole sales process was super smooth and expertly managed, from their advice and hands on help with the presentation of our property, through to a very successful advertising campaign achieving a result that exceeded our expectations.
Nothing was ever too much trouble; their level of communication was spot on throughout and the combination of their skills, experience and and hard work ultimately delivered a great outcome.

Many Thanks,"

Mr & Mrs Dorrian

96a Wanganella Street, Balgowlah

'As soon as Luke walked in my front door I knew he was the agent for the job.  The way he conducted himself, his enthusiasm, his finger on the pulse and most importantly, the way he presented to me how he would market my property and tactics in managing would-be buyers to reach the best outcome for me.

The property was sold within 10 days and it has been the easiest sale I have experienced.  He took care of all negotiations without fuss just referring back to me with offers and contracts taken, and advised me of tactics to achieve the best result possible, which was $15,000 above my dream sale price!

I would highly recommend him, wouldn't even seek the comparison with other agents, as there is none, and I have bought and sold a lot of properties over the years! 

Good luck Luke in all your endeavours.  Best wishes

Merrie Dashwood (vendors)

5/62 Bangaroo Street, North Balgowlah

"From the moment John Backhouse attended our home to provide a valuation it was clear that he was professional with a great knowledge of the market and the local area. It was this first impression that made us choose John to sell our home and he delivered on everything he discussed in the first meeting. John, achieved a great result for us and sold our property in a week for more than we expected. I am confident that anyone would receive a great sale with John as he sets a very clear expectation up front and has the ability to deliver on his words."

Kate & Zara - since 2013

12 Dorrigo Avenue, North Balgowlah

"We have known Richard Jobson for some time, initially through his dealings with our son. He advised and assisted us with a rental property we own in Dee Why, managed by Belle Property. We have always found Richard friendly and competent and were therefore happy to use him for the sale of our home in North Balgowlah. His many years experience in real estate and easy-going manner lighten the burden of what can be a very stressful period when changing homes. We would thoroughly recommend Richard to any prospective buyer or seller."

Vendors (Ian & Kathleen Stevenson)

Quirk Road, Manly Vale

"We could not have asked for more from Tania and Matt, they sold our unit on the first open house and managed to obtain the block record! They are polite and trustworthy and made everything seamless... I would strongly recommend them as agents."

Jennifer Rowe

Quirk Road, Manly Vale

"We could not have asked for more from Tania and Matt, they sold our unit on the first open house and managed to obtain the block record! They are polite and trustworthy and made everything seamless... I would strongly recommend them as agents."

Jennifer Rowe

Alan Avenue, Seaforth

"Tania and Matt earned their commission on my house sale before it went on the market - their advice on the purchase of my new house was invaluable and nothing was too much trouble - there was no time of the day or night they were not available to advise on the best course of action and their advice was excellent.
I can not recommend too highly the commitment and professionalism of this team in the sale process itself. They gave 110%. They were honest and direct with us, but always positive and enthusiastic. They really gave the impression they loved the house and that was the message passed on to buyers. Matt and Tania work so well as a team and display great professionalism, drive and integrity. I am sure their experience and absolute dedication to achieving the best result made a significant difference to the outcome of our sale on the day of the auction. I am not easily impressed but they are a really great team and I would recommend them wholeheartedly to anyone."

Jo Kidston

Alan Avenue, Seaforth

"Tania and Matt earned their commission on my house sale before it went on the market - their advice on the purchase of my new house was invaluable and nothing was too much trouble - there was no time of the day or night they were not available to advise on the best course of action and their advice was excellent.
I can not recommend too highly the commitment and professionalism of this team in the sale process itself. They gave 110%. They were honest and direct with us, but always positive and enthusiastic. They really gave the impression they loved the house and that was the message passed on to buyers. Matt and Tania work so well as a team and display great professionalism, drive and integrity. I am sure their experience and absolute dedication to achieving the best result made a significant difference to the outcome of our sale on the day of the auction. I am not easily impressed but they are a really great team and I would recommend them wholeheartedly to anyone."

Jo Kidston

35 Wakehurst Parkeay, Seaforth

Dear Luke,


I wanted to take the time to wish you all a wonderful Christmas and New Year!


You have all been so amazing, patient and helpful with your personal approach I really appreciate all of your support and you worked so hard to get me the best possible price for the sale of my home.


Have a fantastic Christmas and New Year break and I look forward to catching up with you all in the New Year.


Sincere thanks; I am so grateful for your support


 


 

Simmone J (vendor)

"Being first time Vendors, our expectations was certainly high.  However only from our first meeting with Jacquelynn, her professionalism, enthusiasm, knowledge of the market and personal attention coupled with an absolute faith in her ability gave us the peace of mind we needed.  


We gained immediate exposure with the marketing strategy she put forward, and it was a refreshing experience to have the assistance of someone who pays attention to details.  She made our selling experience a breeze, always providing a balanced opinion and worked tirelessly to ensure we got the best offer for our place, working late into the night!


Jacquelynn, not only ensures the experience for the vendor is of the highest value but we also were very impressed in how she negotiated with the buyers which resulted in very happy clients. We sold our home within 2 weeks and prior to auction and very happy with the result!  We could not have asked for a better agent to guide us through the selling process.


We cannot recommend Jacquelynn highly enough. We completely trusted her judgement and in fact this was the best decision we made.  Thank you Jac!"

Kristy & Ian Cocks (Vendors)

161 Condamine Street, Balgowlah

"We would like to sincerely thank John for his assistance in selling our home. From the start John was the true professional - knowledgeable on the area, clear in the sales strategy, and very clear in the price estimate, and how it was formulated.

Throughout the sales process, John maintained the professionalism and commitment to the strategy and goals we had jointly set at the start. Where circumstances changed, John clearly and calmly worked through the options, and we jointly reached decisions. At no time did John place us under any pressure.

Also throughout the sales process John maintained clear and consistent communications with us and with the prospective purchasers. His negotiations skills were solid, and were at all times consistent with the agreed strategy.

Post sale, John has been a great source of advice.

We could not recommend John more strongly."

Matt & Jenny - since 2013

"The decision to sell our family home was an emotional time but Jacquelynn made the sale of our house easy. She skillfully managed our concerns and hopes for an ideal sale price and administered a seamless transaction with a sale after the first week on the market well before auction date. Her knowledge of the local area and potential buyers was thorough and realistic and her ‘tell it how it is’ approach left us no doubt she was being transparent and willing to work for the best outcome for us.


We will be looking to use Jacquelynn again when next we sell and have no hesitation recommending her and the Belle Property Seaforth team."

- Roslyn and Timothy Switzer-Hewson (Vendors)

62 Thomas Street, North Manly

Hi John


When the idea first came up to sell our house, we were unsure of what to look for in an agent.


After visiting every open inspection in our area for a few months, and then inviting the agents to our place, you were refreshing in your approach to listen to us and give us endless ideas on how market our house to prospective purchasers.


It obviously worked! with a very good price on the back of a perfect campaign where it all happened exactly as you  suggested.


At a time when many thoughts rush through your mind, it was great to have your calming influence and support – even before we had selected you, then during the sales process and of course the negotiations.


So once again thanks to you and Anna, and of course we’d be happy to offer further recommendations to anyone contemplating selling their property through you, feel free to have them call me.

Kerrie & Alex - since 2013

34/100 Queenscliff Road, Queenscliff

 


Dear Luke


Simon and I would like to thank you for all your hard work and dedication to the sale of our property


You were professional, reliable and prompt throughout the whole process.


We appreciated your honesty and above all knowing the “new” market price was amazing.


We both wish you all the best for your future sales.

Coral Betts and Simon Gee (vendors)

12 Vista Street, Belrose

Richard treated us as friends.....not just as business deal. He was very approachable/informative and always communicated well. Richard always listened to our needs.
I would be only to please to recommend Richard Jobson to others.

Vendor (John Craig)

Alan Avenue, Seaforth

"Dear Matt & Tania,

The above expectation result achieving in selling our property is testimony to your professional approach to the marketing and your perception of the Seaforth real estate market. Your preparation, presentation and advice regarding the most appropriate selling strategy, was personal, appropriate, cost effective and well executed.
Your drive, individual personalities and approachability made this usually stressful process of selling a major asset the was my mother’s and our family home of 57 years an enjoyable event, You kept us informed and constantly provided your evaluation on feedback given by perspective purchasers throughout the marketing campaign.
The skill exhibited between you and the auctioneer as a team in extracting the maximum dollar return on the day was textbook material in how to close a sale. I would have no hesitation in recommending you and your team at belle Seaforth to any prospective home owner wishing to sell their property.

Many thanks,"

John J. Mangraviti

Alan Avenue, Seaforth

"Dear Matt & Tania,

The above expectation result achieving in selling our property is testimony to your professional approach to the marketing and your perception of the Seaforth real estate market. Your preparation, presentation and advice regarding the most appropriate selling strategy, was personal, appropriate, cost effective and well executed.
Your drive, individual personalities and approachability made this usually stressful process of selling a major asset the was my mother’s and our family home of 57 years an enjoyable event, You kept us informed and constantly provided your evaluation on feedback given by perspective purchasers throughout the marketing campaign.
The skill exhibited between you and the auctioneer as a team in extracting the maximum dollar return on the day was textbook material in how to close a sale. I would have no hesitation in recommending you and your team at belle Seaforth to any prospective home owner wishing to sell their property.

Many thanks,"

John J. Mangraviti

1 Ellen Street, Curl Curl

The huge decision to make when deciding to sell a family home of who to choose regarding a real estate agent was so daunting, I was advised to see three agents, and choose one of the three.  I chose two very high profile agents plus one I was recommended to, being John Backhouse of Belle Property, Seaforth.


I chose John for his experience and also having dealt with many Estate and deceased estate properties.  Having chosen John and his off-sider, Anna van Schie, I was so happy to experience their warmth, caring and very professional manner in dealing with Executors of the estate as well as solicitors. It felt as if I was their only client, as they were constantly in contact with the Executors, informing of the result of each Open House and interest in the property.  I was also advised by John how to present the property, which I am sure helped with the result of the sale.


The after service has been wonderful from John and Anna and now looking back at the excitement, emotion and friendship that evolved during the whole campaign, and had the most enjoyable experience in the sale of the family property.  The important feeling I had was the trust I had in John.


I would highly recommend John and Anna for the selling or buying of a property.

Pam & Paul - since 2013

46 frenchs forest road, seaforth

Luke Burgess of belle property was the standout agent when it came time for us to sell our house. We did meet with a few different agents to determine where we would place our business but others failed to show his energy or commitment.


Luke’s enthusiasm and ability to listen to our needs and concerns throughout the process took a lot of the stress out of it for us. His response times to our enquiries and I am sure those of interested parties considering our property were immediate. This meant we were able to get a clear indication of where the market was sitting in relation to our property and we feel that in the end we achieved the best result.


I would have no hesitation in recommending Luke Burgess as an open and reliable agent.

Fiona McNulty (vendor)

6/100 queenscliff road, queenscliff

Belle Property recently sold my property in Queenscliff Rd Queenscliff.


I was very impressed with the professionalism of the company from the initial interview to the final positive result. 


I felt very comfortable with their representative Luke Burgess. Luke was always polite, caring and very involved, working with me to achieve the best price for a unit sold in my block - $135,000 more than the nearest sale.


Luke is very friendly, understanding, patient and Spent a lot of time discussing the best way to present my property.


It worked. Sold for the price I wanted after the first opening.


I would highly recommend Luke and Belle as the best people to deal with when making the difficult decision to choose a trustworthy company to sell your property.


 

Sandra Cullen (vendor)

Richard, you just went the extra mile when selling my home! From giving me sound advice in staging and presenting the property to the level of support you provided in making open house as stress free as possible. You took the time to understand my needs and minimise impact on my life but also developed great relationships with the prospective buyers.  You ensured the right people were attracted to view my home which achieved excellent results in the shortest possible time.  What a success we had, thank you so very much. Best Wishes,


vendor (Beth Arnott)

9 lae place, allambie heights



“Dear Richard,



Andrew and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your team for the success of our sale.  The advice you gave us from the very beginning in terms of preparing for sale was so invaluable and enabled us to maximise the sale price. We also thank you for the constant advice and support throughout the actual process.  You certainly made a stressful experience much more manageable.Thank you again."


vendors (Nichola & Andrew Marsonet)

Jacquelynn Watson sold our property well above the price guide, and well before the auction date. Professional, honest, and tirelessly hardworking, we could not be happier with Jacquelynn as our choice of agent, nor could we have asked for anything more. She delivered and exceeded our expectations on every front. Jacquelynn initially appraised our property more than 5 years ago. From that time she continued to personally call us regularly providing market updates and sharing her local expertise. No other agent demonstrated this same level of commitment, patience and tenacity. When it finally came time for us to sell, Jacquelynn's enthusiasm, energy and positivity was evident and she won our business over several other local agents.


Experienced and equipped with market facts and feel, she confidently appraised our property and delivered beyond those expectations. Not once did her confidence falter, nor did she try to water down expectations once the sales agreement was signed. Instead she listened carefully to all our input and shared in our vision, to fully appreciate all the unique aspects of our property in order to appropriately position and maximise our selling opportunity. Jacquelynn was through, with excellent attention to detail, and qualified all prospective buyers carefully providing us detailed updates and analysis enabling us to make informed decisions.


Jacquelynn's commitment to our sale was beyond the call. On one evening she literally spent over 2 hours at the property with a buyer which would eventually be what was needed to seal the deal. (Needless to say it was her day off!!) Jacquelynn is personable, warm and leaves her ego at the door. She genuinely cares about those she is selling for and who she is selling to. She takes the time to understand, and has a good 'people compass' giving her insight and real empathy. She is tireless and committed leaving no doubt in your mind you are getting the best possible outcome for your property. We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Jacquelynn to anyone considering selling their home or investment property, and we are most grateful to her for being a pleasure to work with and delivering us a tremendous result.


- Angela Campton (vendor)

“It was definitely the right decision to choose Jacquelynn Watson. You have made the entire process very easy and we are so overjoyed with the outcome you achieved in selling our property. From the initial consultation we have been extremely impressed with your whole approach. You possessed the same can do positive attitude. The end result was amazing! We were so very pleased that property was sold in less than a week - and for no less than record prices in our area!! Thank you so much for all your hard work. It has been a pleasure working with you, and I would highly recommend you to anyone selling wanting to sell.”


- Louise Barnard (Vendor)

“We recently sold our house with Jacquelynn Watson. Our house sold in 3 days, which is due, without question, to her professional ethic and experience. The advice given by her on where to price the house and presentation tips gave us the quick sale and price we wanted. The identical house next door sold through another company at the same time took 8 weeks to sell and achieved a much lower price. The buyer was happy and so were we. We couldn't have asked for anything more, I will recommend Jacquelynn’s services to everyone I know, overall it was a wonderful experience.“


- Sahra Roper  (Vendor)  

“We don't know how many vendors would deliberately choose the agent they bought through to sell their property, certainly among our social circle there is a degree of contempt for the agents they have purchased through. The fact that we did engage the agent we originally bought our property through speaks volumes to Jacquelynn's professional and personable manner.


Jacquelynn provided us with a well-researched valuation and a considered marketing proposal that would best achieve our goal, making her an easy choice over the other agents we approached. Jacquelynn provided valuable advice on how to best present our home for sale and helped us to achieve a very good price in a difficult and slow market, in spite of other complicating factors with the building that emerged during the sale process. Jacquelynn's patience in the face of these complications was much appreciated and helped to ease the stress of the situation. As both a purchaser and a vendor, we would have no hesitation in recommending Jacquelynn's services.”  


- Angela and Jon Denly  ( Vendors & Buyers)

“After many years in my own business, the enthusiasm and professionalism that I have received from Jacquelynn Watson has been exceptional. I find this to be a very rare thing nowadays. My first experience with Jac was last year when we listed our Manly Corso property for Rent/Sale. Not only did Jac get offers on our commercial property, she involved the whole team yet again who provided us with our current delightful tenants and a 3 year lease. So, upon dipping our toes into the water, at such an uncertain time to consider selling our family home to fund the growth of our exciting new business, it was without hesitation that I called Jacquelynn.


As you are aware having a successful business is all about communication between a great team working together as one in unison, this is where you have some true champions. The strategy that Jac implemented was a winner for everyone. I have already referred Jac  to friends and have no hesitation in referring them to my colleagues and networking contacts also.



- Well done Jacquelynn and a very big thank you from the Drake Family.” (Vendors)

7/3 parkes street, manly vale

Dear Luke,


It has been a pleasure to have you sell my property at 7/3 Parkes Street, Manly Vale. To sell the property in 4 working days and to achieve the block record was amazing, you worked tirelessly and made us extremely happy.


Your energy and passion stands out from the crowd and the way you negotiated on our behalf was simply brilliant!


Thanks for keeping us fully informed of the process and we would recommend you to anyone wanting to sell their home.


Thanks again.

Keith Milne (vendor)

"Dear Richard,


It is with great pleasure that I write to you to thank you sincerely for the professional manner in which you arranged for, and conducted the sale of our house in Allambie Heights.  We have appreciated the service you provided and the attention given to us during the times of the open inspections and up until the time the contracts were signed and exchanged. It was particularly appreciated that on each occasion on each an open house was conducted there was always contact with you afterwards to advise us of what had occurred during the inspections. Again, Thank you very much."

vendors (Sue & Allan Shepherd)

33 Allenby Park Parade, Allambie Heights

“Having decided to sell our family home in Allambie Heights, I looked at the wide variety of real estate agents available and the way they presented their properties. I asked several to visit and give the free evaluation many offered. I was impressed by the low key, soft sell approach offered by Richard Jobson of Belle Property, Seaforth. They impressed us with their knowledge of the local market and their genuine enthusiasm. Selling is stressful enough without adding a high pressure agent to the equation.  



We did not regret our decision to go with Richard. We found him professional in his approach, realistic and easy to deal with. In a very difficult market, they were honest in their communications about how the sale was progressing and provided helpful advice. We were appreciative of the high quality, low cost yet effective advertising campaign. When a potential buyer emerged we felt that Richard did his best on our behalf to maximize the price and did not try to push us into a quick sale. When difficulties and delays emerged with our overseas buyer, Richard was tireless in his efforts to get the contract finalised.



In a time when many properties are not selling at auction we were pleased that Richard and John supported our preference to go for an “offers over” approach. Despite our home being quite marketable, it was not snapped up and took some time to sell. Richard persevered with good humour and did not give up on us, which we found encouraging. Overall we were very pleased with the service we received from Belle Property through Richard Jobson and thoroughly recommend him to potential vendors in the area.”

vendors (Keith & Jenny)

“In late November we listed our house with Richard Jobson of Belle Property who successfully sold the property in December. Despite the slowing in the market and the Christmas period during that time, Richard worked tirelessly to secure a buyer and achieve a suitable sale price. They even made themselves available over Christmas for viewings with the purchaser. I would like to express my sincere appreciation for Richard for working so hard for us, providing guidance and looking out for our best interests.”

vendor (Peter & Jenny)

56 Beatrice Street, Balgolwah Heights

Dear John


I am writing to thank you for your excellent work in selling our property.


You showed great patience in working with us as we considered different options and timing ranging from auction to a limited confidential sale process.  When our personal circumstances made it difficult to proceed, you were very smart to identify the ideal buyer for the property and delicately manage a process to negotiate the sale.  You achieved an excellent price for us (better than comparables from other agents) and you also have a happy buyer with their needs met.  Thats an impressive outcome which reflects the honesty and trust which you bring to your work.


Had we gone to auction we would have carried out a full refresh of the house, with repainting, rented furniture etc.  In the limited time available we were not able to do that, but your advice and your keen eye for what is important in presentation were critical to us getting our house into the best possible condition.  Your suggestions made a real difference to the visual impact of the property, and I have no doubt that you and your associates would have been a great help had we proceeded with our original auction plan.  Your ability to think inside the mind of the buyer is what ensures that a seller can achieve the full potential from their property.


As I said on the phone - you are a credit to your profession and a pleasure to deal with.


Our thanks again.

Tim -since 2012

11/295 Condamine Street, Manly Vale

John Backhouse of Belle Property Seaforth, was the sole agent acting for me on the sale of my property at Manly Vale.


John at all times, acted in a professional and ethical manner, guiding me through the new experience of selling property in a very caring and helpful manner.


John always kept me up-to-date throughout the whole process from start to finish and gained a successful sale for my property.


I would have no hesitation at all in recommending John, I would certainly use John again to sell my property, and will be recommending him to friends and family.

Amy - since 2012

Baringa Avenue, Seaforth

"Dear Matt and Tania,

I think you would agree that I was somewhat cynical of the value Real Estate Agents can offer when we first met. Unfortunately that meant that I made the wrong decision to go with another agent in Seaforth who only served to prove my point. However, having now rectified that mistake and engaged you for a successful sale of our property I have changed my opinion.
Your correct assessment of the market, the timing of the sale and the way that you managed to juggle a number of different parties and links in the chain was excellent. I was highly impressed with your strategic thinking and the fact that you delivered everything you said you would.
Not only that, you were and continue to be lovely people to deal with.

I could not recommend your service high enough and would be happy to act as a referee at any time in order that everybody understands that there is a Real Estate Agent in Seaforth who does deliver a 5 star level of service!

Many thanks,"

Steve Pink

Baringa Avenue, Seaforth

"Dear Matt and Tania,

I think you would agree that I was somewhat cynical of the value Real Estate Agents can offer when we first met. Unfortunately that meant that I made the wrong decision to go with another agent in Seaforth who only served to prove my point. However, having now rectified that mistake and engaged you for a successful sale of our property I have changed my opinion.
Your correct assessment of the market, the timing of the sale and the way that you managed to juggle a number of different parties and links in the chain was excellent. I was highly impressed with your strategic thinking and the fact that you delivered everything you said you would. Not only that, you were and continue to be lovely people to deal with.

I could not recommend your service high enough and would be happy to act as a referee at any time in order that everybody understands that there is a Real Estate Agent in Seaforth who does deliver a 5 star level of service!

Many thanks,"

Steve Pink

31 Lisle Street, Narrabeen

Dear John,


Trish and I would like to say a very big thank you for your assistance in selling our property. Your identification of the work necessary to prepare the property for sale together with your attention to detail during the sale process were critical factors in achieving a successful outcome.


The sale was achieved in 4 weeks in a very difficult market.


I am pretty sure you do not need it but should you wish to use this email in any testimonial material please feel free to do so. Trish and I are also happy to receive phone calls should that help secure future business


Best Regards and Thanks


Mark and Trish - since 2011

4/39 Ethel Street, Seaforth

I met John a number of years ago when he was recommended to me by a family friend when I was considering selling an investment property in Manly.  As it transpired the tenant purchased the property prior to me signing with an agent but John still offered his advice and help throughout the process.    Since then, I would occasionally catch up with John to ask his thoughts about timing on selling an apartment in Seaforth.  He would always give me an indication of the market and often talk me out of selling at the time when he thought the market might improve over the following 12 to 24 months.  The last time I asked "I'm tempted to sell, what are your thoughts", he responded that if I was thinking that way then now was the time to do it.
From that point John really guided me through the whole process.  He advised me on his thoughts on the marketing approach and timing of the sale.  Where I wanted to pare back some of the costs of marketing he was more than happy to work with me according to my budget.  At no time did I feel under pressure or confused as he carefully explained each step and why he was approaching it in a certain way.  John's experience was evident and he was actively involved in every aspect of the sale, from marketing, styling, working with the photographer and liaising with my conveyancer.   I really put my trust in John's experience in real-estate and the property market and felt completely at ease to rely on his judgement and today, having sold my apartment in 6 days, I am so happy I did. 
I will certainly work with John in the future and have already recommended him to two people I know looking at selling their homes.  John is a experienced, honest and communicative agent and helped make an otherwise stressful situation positive, relatively easy and exciting.


Carey - since 2007

I have sold two houses and bought one through John and have found him to be extremely hardworking, trustworthy and thoroughly decent. He was sensitive to the needs of our family as we went through the sale process and made every effort to make the experience as painless as possible. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone for their real estate needs.


Margaret Ryan - since 1999

I first met John Backhouse twelve years ago when I was trying to sell my family home in Balgowlah.  I had seen a townhouse that he had open for inspection and knew it was for my family.


Much to my disappointment I had a failed Auction the next week with another local agent. Not one bid.....how devastating. I then went to observe the auction of the townhouse and it was passed in. After waiting the required period, I gave my home to John to sell. He knew my expectations but also was aware that I wanted to purchase the townhouse. He worked so hard to achieve a fair outcome for all parties concerned . My home was sold and I purchased the Townhouse I knew was for me.


Five years later he also sold my Townhouse for a record price, enabling me to buy a little semi, my place for retirement.


Throughout this time we always stayed in touch & I knew if I wanted to discuss anything to do with property or market trends etc, he was always on the other end of the phone. During this time my family have sold two properties through John and he has always been there to answer any questions they had. They moved to Queensland three years ago and after twelve months decided to sell their Sydney home. John handled this from afar with an amazing outcome for them. The best price ever achieved in their street (even though the property was tenanted).


I also moved to Queensland and over the past three years if I have ever had any questions regarding the market or concerns regarding my property in Balgowlah, he has always been there to answer them.


I was recently made an offer on my Balgowlah home and even though it involved no agent, I knew I could talk to John. His reply was “I just want to see the best outcome for you Bev”. He gave me immediate up to date info on the current market and as a result my home exchanged last week.


I cannot thank John enough for always being there. He is not the “normal “ perceived agent. He has a heart and always looks at the outcome for the benefit of all concerned. It is my pleasure to recommend him to any astute vendor who realises he is a special person in an industry which so often has values only related to what is in it for them. John is a very caring soul, one I feel very blessed to have come across.


Bev Rose and family - since 2004

My Sister in Laws estate 12 Monserra Road Allambie Heights 2100

"Dear Richard,


However we have to deal with all that life brings, and in this regard Glad & I want to tell you how very much we appreciate the role you have played in helping us to do this. Real Estate valuation is an inexact science, to put it mildly, but we are both certain in our minds that number 12 sold at its true market value. Over and above this, however, your own personal commitment to bringing this about, and your good natured seemingly tireless efforts to this end have left us with a deep & lasting impression of good humour, integrity & decency. Richard, you are a pleasure to know, and we do look forward to seeing you again. In the meantime, we send our warm regards."

vendor (John & Glad Morrow)

Sale of 2 Audrey Street, Balgowlah

Thanks for your excellent management of the marketing and recent sale of our property in Balgowlah.


 Alison and I felt reassured at every stage by your thoroughness, attention to detail and focus on the desired outcome.  We were furthermore impressed by your sensitivity to the emotions aroused by some aspects of the process.


 This was especially true when we were faced with changing circumstances. Your prompt and professional actions preserved our investment and timetable, and rewarded our trust in your judgement.

Andrew and Alison Kennedy

145 Condamine Street, Balgowlah - Street Record!

Dear Danny


I am writing to say how much I appreciated your work in securing a very quick sale of my property despite the horrendous weather, and on top of that achieving a street record!


I know that the success you achieved was not by accident it was via your active interest in my property, your integrity and relaxed, approachable professional manner.


During the process you maintained open lines of communication and always had time to answer my questions.  These qualities made me feel confident to follow your advice.


Your help and advice did not stop with the sale of my property as you then helped me with advice in the purchasing of my next property, which I am very grateful for.


In retrospect I know that it was most fortuitous to have received the suburb market appraisals from you (which I had kept) during the time I lived at my property.  It was receiving these which made me pick up the phone to ask you to give me an appraisal of my property, as I felt it reflected that you were continually working hard watching the market giving you an acute insight to the subtle changes that have been happening since the GFC.


Many thanks to your wonderful team at Belle Property Seaforth and I wish you all every success.


Yours sincerely

Dallis Fellows

Campbell Parade, Manly Vale

"Dear Matt & Tania,

Thanks for all yor efforts, We found you fantastic agents to deal with during the sale of our Manly Vale property.  You showed us vision of where we should position our property in the market whereas no other agents came close to offering us this (and we interviewed three other local agents).  Further we found that your expertise throughout the whole process was professional and efficient.  However, as you are aware the sale process was not without its minor hiccups, but your timely response and ability to rectify these quickly far outweighed all and any impacts on us.  Most important of all, we believe that you were effective in obtaining the maximum value for our property and again we thank you for this.
Lastly, the after sale care has been greatly appreciated especially with Matt going out of his way to help us with references and tips to find somewhere to live in the rental makret.  We would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone thinking about putting their home on the market and look forward to workign with you again if we were ever in the need of an agent to sell a property in the future."

Ben and Jodie Streckeisen

Campbell Parade, Manly Vale

"Dear Matt & Tania,

Thanks for all yor efforts,  We found you fantastic agents to deal with during the sale of our Manly Vale property.  You showed us vision of where we should position our property in the market whereas no other agents came close to offering us this (and we interviewed three other local agents).  Further we found that your expertise throughout the whole process was professional and efficient.  However, as you are aware the sale process was not without its minor hiccups, but your timely response and ability to rectify these quickly far outweighed all and any impacts on us.  Most important of all, we believe that you were effective in obtaining the maximum value for our property and again we thank you for this.
Lastly, the after sale care has been greatly appreciated especially with Matt going out of his way to help us with references and tips to find somewhere to live in the rental makret.  We would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone thinking about putting their home on the market and look forward to workign with you again if we were ever in the need of an agent to sell a property in the future."

Ben and Jodie Streckeisen

Chalmers Ave, Beacon Hill

"It is with pleasure that I provide this reference in relation to Matt Brady, Tania Paris and the team at Belle Property.
Belle Property sold our home prior to auction and the result was excellent.The Belle team always promoted our home and themselves in a professional manner. Matt and Tania kept us informed at all times, and their feedback and follow up meetings were both informative and regular.Their dealings were honest and straight forward.
Matt and Tania were prepared to deliver news that was not great where necessary, and did not avoid any difficult questions. Whilst directing my building company over the previous 15 years I have encountered and dealt with many real estate agents. I have come to expect a high level of service and result driven outcomes. I was very satisfied with the performance of Belle Property in both of these areas.
I would have no hesitation in recommending the Belle Property team to any potential vendors or purchasers. They were a pleasure to deal with."

Andrew Gremmo

Chalmers Ave, Beacon Hill

"It is with pleasure that I provide this reference in relation to Matt Brady, Tania Paris and the team at Belle Property. Belle Property sold our home prior to auction and the result was excellent. The Belle team always promoted our home and themselves in a professional manner. Matt and Tania kept us informed at all times, and their feedback and follow up meetings were both informative and regular. Their dealings were honest and straight forward.
Matt and Tania were prepared to deliver news that was not great where necessary, and did not avoid any difficult questions. Whilst directing my building company over the previous 15 years I have encountered and dealt with many real estate agents. I have come to expect a high level of service and result driven outcomes. I was very satisfied with the performance of Belle Property in both of these areas.
I would have no hesitation in recommending the Belle Property team to any potential vendors or purchasers. They were a pleasure to deal with."

Andrew Gremmo

Wyuna Avenue, Freshwater

"Andre and I cannot thank you enough for selling our home in Freshwater and achieving such a wonderful sale price.  We felt from our first meeting with you that Belle Property was the right agency for us and your professionalism, marketing and whole approach was so reassuring to us.  We were always kept up to date with what was going on during the auction marketing period and would have no hesitation in recommending you to any potential vendors.  Your caring, helpful and honest approach was refreshing and you put the "Real" back in to Real Estate."

Andre and Fiona Fryters

Wyuna Avenue, Freshwater

"Andre and I cannot thank you enough for selling our home in Freshwater and achieving such a wonderful sale price.  We felt from our first meeting with you that Belle Property was the right agency for us and your professionalism, marketing and whole approach was so reassuring to us.  We were always kept up to date with what was going on during the auction marketing period and would have no hesitation in recommending you to any potential vendors.  Your caring, helpful and honest approach was refreshing and you put the "Real" back in to Real Estate."

Andre and Fiona Fryters