With an intuitive sense of the property market and a results-driven history of consistently high top-level sales, Nicholas Slatyer, Principal of Belle Property Cairns, continues to set the benchmarks of the North Queensland real estate industry.
Motivated by a desire to excel, Nicholas’ expertise has been honed in a career spanning over two decades of challenging sales-oriented roles – including nine years in the competitive Sydney market. Moving to North Queensland in 2003, Nicholas continued to accomplish impressive results, while maintaining his complete business integrity. His role as Project Sales Director on Belle Property’s Havana development in Port Douglas, saw him set new standards in the region by achieving the highest ever off-the-plan sales rate in North Queensland. He secured more than 100 contracts in just nine months.
In 2005, at the age of 29, Nicholas became the Principal of Coldwell Banker Cairns. He immediately began achieving record residential sales, overseeing a specialised portfolio of homes for sale; luxury residential properties, CBD penthouses and beachfront properties. Nicholas also successfully collaborated with local developers to sell out high-profile developments in Cairns and its surrounding suburbs. In addition, he grew the agency’s rent roll to a portfolio overseen by three dedicated property managers. Within 12 months, Coldwell Banker went on to be named the Real Estate Institute of Queensland’s Cairns Agency of the year in 2006.
In 2013, Nicholas rebranded to Belle Property, where he continues to work with a bespoke team of sales, property management and administration staff. As the principal, Nicholas maintains a focus on nurturing an inclusive and holistic professional environment, as well as delivering the highest standards of professionalism and accountability to clients. With the support of Licensed Real Estate Agent Renae Young, Nicholas continues to achieve outstanding results with the properties he sells while overseeing the workings of the office.
- Top 5 Principal in Belle Property for Queensland in 2015
- Top 5 Principal in Belle Property for Queensland in 2014
Belle Property Australasia, #5 Principal QLD, 2015
We have been exceedingly well looked after at every point of the sale of our unit.
Anything that we asked or changed ie. Format of photos, was done immediately.
We ended with a good result and lots of help and care given by Nicholas Slatyer and his team at Belle Property.
Nicholas kept us well informed, communication was excellent, very knowledgeable and hard
working agent. Happy to recommend him!
I highly recommend Nicholas and his team, they are incredibly professional and their communication is second to none. I would without doubt use Belle Property for any of my real estate needs in the future.
Nicholas and his staff were very helpful throughout the whole experience, would not hesitate to recommend him to family and friends
Nicholas and his staff were very helpful throughout the whole experience, would not hesitate to recommend him to family and friends
I had held a block of land for some years as an investment. It had excellent views, but was also on the side of a (not too steep) hill. When I bought the land, it was a small new development, & I as I had bought two blocks and amalgamated them, I was hoping our local Council would again separate them to make selling them easier. But no, the Council wouldn't budge - & I was faced with selling a single block with a unique view.
Long story short - it took 2 years & 2 months to sell. There were several potential buyers, but some were scared off by the slope & possible building difficulties. I only mention the difficulty of this in terms of the long-term application & commitment that Nicholas showed throughout. He was always respectful, always proactive, listened to what I had to say & not fearful of giving back good feedback. He was open to my ideas about advertising, & organised that (it didn't make it sell, but at least I felt I'd had a go.) He didn't flag over the 2 years plus period. So I can recommend Nicholas for stamina, intelligence, honesty, listening to the client, respecting their choices & having a sense of humour in some of this long process. Luckily the block sold a couple of months ago- hallelujah - & I found his conduct and communication during the settlement just fine, as I did with those in his office handling finances & keeping me in the loop around the sale.
So yes, I could heartily recommend Nicholas & the staff at Cairns Belle Property.
Nicholas has been our agent for many years, whether we have been buying or selling a property , and rental management. Always receive great service and value the knowledge and expertise. Highly recommend.
Everything was professional and respectfully upfront so no second guessing - An easy transaction with everything very well managed from the start. Exellent, I would use Nicholas & Renae’s services again.
After previous experience with another agency and talking to several other different agencies we chose Belle property and Nicholas and Renae based on recommendations from friends and associates and their obvious professionalism. We have no regrets about that decision and are confident that we made the right choice and they got us the best possible price in the current market.
We'd have no hesitation in using Nicholas and Renae again in the future and would highly recommend them to prospective clients
Thank you so much Nicholas & Renae for all your hard work with the sale of the pole House at Trinity Beach.
It has been a really great pleasure working with you and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend your services. You made the whole process smooth, clear and reassuring. Dealing with a property sale from the UK and a 9 hour time difference is a challenge. I was delighted you were comfortable using free what's app calls and your clear and concise emails made it easy to follow the process and discuss difficult decisions comfortably and confidently.
Thank you for the management of the getting the property ready for marketing. There was quite a process dealing with different tradesmen, the builder, gardener, lawyers, and we never once doubted you or your team.
Thank you for the way you recommended preparing the house for marketing, and for making the stunning brochure - I'd buy it back at twice the price! And above all thank you for finding the perfect purchaser and making it the fastest most thorough house sale I've ever seen - ever.
Nicholas is a straight-talking operative with years of experience in the region. He is not afraid to deliver bad news or good news along the selling journey and his approach is refreshing given the multitude of amateurs that operate in the Cairns marketplace.
Communication is key to being a great agent. You can never over-communicate during the selling process. Nicholas deserves full marks for this. He would always be on the phone to me without me EVER thinking 'I wonder what Nicholas is up to?' Renae was always in the background providing emails on occasions and feeding back direct information from buyers to Nicholas who was taking the lead in communicating with us. So her input was also of great value.
I am a service provider in the property industry so I have a long history of experience myself. I have bought and sold many commercial properties for clients since 1989 and in that respect I do get to see the best and worst of what agents are capable of, whether dealing on the other side or the same side of the table. I can say without reservation that Nichols is the real deal. What he says is what he does. Pure & simple. You know he has your back and when there is an issue he has no hesitation in laying that on the table, and importantly he also brings forth suggested solutions. I would be delighted to work with Nicholas again in the future.
I would not hesitate to recommend Nicholas Slatyer & Renae Young as a gun sales team on any property sale in Far North Queensland.
Nicholas and Renae shared a similar view to mine in terms of the local market and the potential value of my property. My confidence from this 'connection' - along with their professionalism, detailed marketing plan and absolute passion for real estate - was the difference between Belle and the three other agencies I considered. In the end we turned out to be right, obtaining a higher price than the other agent's estimates and importantly, a price that the buyers were equally pleased with. Quite simply, a very positive experience all around.
My husband and I found Nicholas, Renae and Hannah to be extremely helpful, knowledgeable and professional at all times throughout the sales process.
They gave excellent advice regarding a potential sale price that was backed up by an extensive knowledge of sales in the area.
The proposed sales marketing plan was articulated in a very professional manner and we were kept in the
loop at all times. In fact, Hannah requested an inspection for some potential buyers before the house had
even gone on the market. Belle has a great database of motivated buyers at their disposal and this was
clearly evident. Their strength in closing sales meant we were able to sell our property before we even went
to the market! The final sales price was well OVER what we had ever anticipated and the care and attention
to the sale was amazing.
Would certainly recommend the team at Belle.
Nicholas was an extremely knowledgeable and professional agent who delivered outstanding service. Renae is an enthusiastic agent who is friendly and understanding. Hannah is a very trustworthy and helpful agent. She dealt with the buyers directly and we had 100% trust that she was working hard for us to close the deal.
Emails and phone calls are always returned in a prompt and timely manner. All dealings were helpful and understanding. They gave clear communications to help us understand the process. They were very patient with us throughout the process, in particular when we were taking a while to get the property ready to go to the market.
As with previous Belle Property sales, we found the whole process of listing, marketing and selling was very professional at all times. From our first contact with Nicholas we always felt confident of a prompt sale, albeit the soft market at the time. Nicholas was an absolute standout and his regular updates on activity were very reassuring. I would unhesitatingly recommend Belle Property to anybody buying or selling property.
Nicholas showed a very good understanding of the area and my needs. He said he had a buyer when listing my property and a contract was signed within two days. The whole process was very smooth, and Nicholas and the staff at Belle Property Cairns made the sale of my house very easy.
Nicholas has been one of the best real estate agents I have dealt with.
After five different valuations, I found Nicholas Slatyer and Renae Young as the most professional, down to earth, honest & the most knowledgeable compared to the others. Nicholas and Renae always maintained a highly professional and friendly disposition and worked hard to achieve the best possible result for us. With clear communication at all times throughout the selling process, we were never wondering 'what was going on.' I highly recommend Nicholas and Renae if anyone is looking for an agent, you won't be disappointed. Thanks again to Nicholas and Renae for their hard work. Definitely the #1 agents we could have asked for.
Nicholas has been selling property for me for over 10 years. His knowledge of the real estate market is an asset for any owner who wants to get the best price for their house and a professional service with no hassles.
Well done job Nicholas and I will recommend you to anyone who wants to sell their property stress free.
Nicholas and Renae were a pleasure to deal with and worked well as a team in selling our property. They were always professional in their approach, listened to our suggestions and adopted our ideas during the campaign.
Nicholas is an outstanding sales man with a very high knowledge of the Real Estate market.
I will be recommending Nicholas to all my friends and family.
Having been previously listed with a competing agency, there was absolutely no doubt that Nicholas and the team worked day and night to achieve a result for us.
There was nothing within his control that could have improved the processes and final outcome. Overall highly recommend and had of we used Nicholas and Belle from the get-go - I have complete confidence our result would probably of been ten-fold.
Nicholas recovered much of the mess the previous agent left behind.
I will definitely do business again with Nicholas and Renae in the future.
Nicholas let me know what was going on and when it was going on, making sure I was in the know from the get go. I couldn't fault his service and would recommend him to anyone if they want their property sold
Nicholas Slatyer came highly recommended to us through a business partner that has used his services on many occasions. He conducted himself extremely well across the multiple transactions that comprised the sale of our property. He was always extremely honest, direct and timely in his communications with us.
I feel like we achieved the best result possible under the circumstances so I'm pleased we chose Nick to manage this process for us. His team is first rate and all went as smoothly as could be expected.
Thanks Nick and Renae!
No complaints. Happy with all aspects of the sale of our house. Well done to Nicholas and Renae. Job well done.
On the day Nicholas listed our property (a Saturday), he arranged an inspection for us that afternoon. That evening, he emailed us the building report. The following day, a Sunday, he organised a second inspection and walked us through the inspection. Hats off.