A joint Director and Principal of Belle Property Lane Cove alongside Simon Harrison, James Bennett brings nearly a decade of experience in real estate in Greenwich, Lane Cove and surrounding peninsulas. His residential sales achievements, genuine commitment and consistent performance for customers have seen James nationally recognised as being in the top six sales agent for Belle Property across Australia for the last three years.
James believes integrity, excellent communication and personalised service are the key ingredients of positive relationships and outcomes for customers. He inspires great confidence in his clients with his mature professional manner, methodical sales style and determined 'can-do' attitude. Having been involved in over $800,000,000 worth of local real estate sales, he is equipped with experience and a strategy for all scenarios clients might encounter when selling their home.
James studied a business finance degree in the US while on a tennis scholarship and competed in the NCAA tournament. Today, he applies the same values of determination, hard work and a desire to 'win' in his pursuit of the best possible results for his clients.
Rate My Agent, Agent of the Year- Greenwich, 2018
REB, Top 100 Agent, National, 2018
Belle Property Australasia, #4 Sales Agent NSW, FY16
Belle Property Australasia, #5 Sales Agent National, FY16
Belle Property Australasia, #5 Sales Agent, 2015
Belle Property Australasia, #6 Sales Agent, 2014
Lane Cove West | Linley Point | Greenwich | Lane Cove | Longueville | Northwood | Riverview
“Very happy with James and the team at Belle Property Lane Cove. They ran a comprehensive campaign and were attentive to every detail - large and small. Crucially James was directly involved in all aspects of the sale and thoroughly committed to achieving the best result”.
“James, Danielle and Baxter are a true example of a hard-working team that are delivering what they promise - hard work, constant communication, experience, knowledge and superior service.
Not just friendly service with a smile but very professional and always available when needed.
Anyone thinking of selling should talk to James at Belle Property Lane Cove and experience what we did”.
“James scored 5 stars for market knowledge and insights, communication, credibility, and negotiation. James listened to his customer's needs, provided insightful advice, acted professionally and with integrity at all times, worked hard to ensure that responses were timely and that issues were addressed. No hesitation in recommending James to my friends, family and colleagues”.
“James proved to be pro-active, supportive, informed and a cheerfully calm confidante during the harrowing process of selling my somewhat unusual apartment. Together with his team mate Baxter, every detail was covered and I had complete confidence in both of them. Having James in my corner kept me focused, realistic, truly heard and informed every step of the way. He’s a gem and I’d recommend him without a moment’s hesitation”.
“I engaged James Bennett when considering selling my unit. I was extremely impressed with how he handled the campaign. He was courteous, punctual, approachable and efficient. He and his team were outstanding in their preparation and attention to detail regarding marketing and open days. The property sold prior to auction and I was more than happy with the result.
Thank you, James, for representing me and I am more than happy to recommend you to future clients”.
“We recently engaged James for a second time and we were incredibly happy with the results that he delivered. James and his team were always prepared to help and always went above and beyond. Our auction results spoke for themselves and we would definitely engage James again in the future”.
“We recently sold our property in Greenwich using the services of Simon Harrison and James Bennett of Belle Property Lane Cove.
We had a very successful outcome and found Belle Property to be extremely professional. All the staff made the preparation for sale and the sale itself go seamlessly. We would have no hesitation in recommending their services”.
“The decision on the agent to take on the task of selling our house was not easy. We interviewed agents from four different agencies before deciding to engage Simon and James of Belle Property Lane Cove. We chose them for their impeccable record, professional advice and most importantly - for their enthusiasm and positivity. The four-week campaign they managed was professional and thorough in every aspect. We were impressed by the level of engagement they maintained with potential buyers and the feedback provided to us both through formal reports and informal correspondence. They were also assertive in their opinions when it came to critical decision making points of the campaign. The result that eventuated on auction day was beyond our expectations. To Simon, James and the entire team including Andrew (Auctioneer), Lili, Claire, Danielle and Marcus - our sincere thanks. We would recommend Belle Property Lane Cove without hesitation to anyone thinking of selling property in the Lane Cove area”.
“The service and sale result received from Simon Harrison and James Bennett were excellent at all levels. Despite my being 11,000 miles away from the marketing, I felt they both made me an integral part of the process through their frequent and informative emails and calls. It was a true pleasure to work with such professionals. I would recommend them without hesitation to anyone who is considering selling property in Riverview or neighbouring suburbs”.
“I asked James and his team to help me sell my 2 bedroom/2-bathroom apartment in Lane Cove. The outcome was amazing; the contract price was far higher than our family's initial expectation. I'd like to thank James and his team for their great efforts in delivering this amazing result. I'd also like to point out that James' team is highly skilled in strategic planning, negotiation and constructive communication (they were very responsive to my queries and provided very comprehensive feedback after each open). I would definitely recommend this highly regarded and trustworthy team to anyone who is looking to engage a professional real estate agent”.
“James Bennett and Simon Harrison from Belle Property delivered an outstanding result with the sale of our property, exceeding our expectations. While this can partly be attributed to the current market conditions, their professionalism and effectiveness helped deliver above and beyond the market value. From the marketing campaign to the open inspections to the thoroughness of their operations, both James and Simon, as well as their support staff, exceeded our expectations. We would definitely recommend them for anyone looking to sell their home”.
“We could not have been happier with the result at the recent auction of our home in Riverview. Although market conditions were excellent, we firmly believe that Simon marketed the property exactly as he should have and then ensured that interested parties remained committed to purchasing our property right through to auction. This created appropriate competition and in the end, a tremendous result. We could not recommend Simon, James and their team highly enough to anyone looking to sell their home”.
“Belle Property Lane Cove is the most active real estate agency in Lane Cove. When we considered which agent to work with we wanted someone who could tap into a good database, who had a good team to support them and who could reflect the virtues of our property to potential buyers. Belle Property Lane Cove has a great team who always arrived on time, or phoned if running late. From the lovely Lili and the photographer, to the ladies who answered the phones; all were professional and a pleasure to work with. James, you were amazing, your professionalism and dedication to the marketing and sale process was outstanding.
“James did an outstanding job taking our home to market and ultimately achieving the best price we could. From providing initial advice on readying our home for sale, to the timing of the campaign, our approach to interested buyers, and our strategy for auction - James took us along the whole journey and made what could have been an enormously stressful experience into one that was actually quite a bit of fun! He was tireless in following up every lead and every request from buyers - as well as ourselves! We're looking to stay in the area and wouldn't hesitate to have James assist us on the sale of our next home when the time comes”.
“We were very happy with James’ service and advice during the campaign. In particular, we were impressed with the way he dealt with a number of issues that could have had a negative impact on the sale and his professionalism saw these issues negated.
We’d have no problem in recommending James to any future vendors”.
“It was a "no-brainer" decision to appoint Simon & James from Belle to represent us in the sale of our house. We needed a team and agency with the appropriate image and branding that aligns with the style and location of our house. We were not stressed at all throughout the entire end-to-end process as we knew we were in the company of professionals and experts. The sale price we achieved at auction speaks volume!”
“I couldn't recommend James highly enough. I found James Bennett on ratemyagent.com.au and after meeting with various top agents for my property location, he clearly came on top as the most knowledgeable and professional person for the job. His excellent communication and negotiation skills have led to an excellent outcome which I am extremely pleased with. I found his communication during the whole campaign outstanding. Especially that most of this was done while traveling internationally. I felt James always had very useful feedback to give me and was constantly re-assessing the strategy of the campaign to obtain the best outcome. Thank you James and your team at Belle Property!”
“Many thanks to James and the team at Belle Property Lane Cove on the sale of our unit. James was approachable, responsive, professional and he exceeded our expectations. We wouldn't hesitate in recommending him to others”.
“From the moment James walked through our front door we knew we had found the right real estate agent to market our home. James' level of friendly professionalism, honesty and communication throughout the campaign was without fault; as was his attention to detail regarding the marketing and sale process. The final price received on auction day was an outstanding result and a reflection of James and his team's hard work. Thank you James and the Belle Property Lane Cove Team”.
“It's easy for an agent to promise the world when they're chasing the opportunity to market your property, but James delivered on these promises over the duration of the campaign. We were really impressed with James' commitment to getting a great result, his responsiveness, his knowledge of the market and his sound advice on effective marketing and sales strategy. In short, we'd strongly recommend him as a great agent to partner with”.
“I recently had the pleasure of dealing with James (and his assistant Baxter) and found him to be a very personable and easy to deal with agent. His easy style and manner made discussion and negotiation a pleasure, and rapport was readily established. A selling agent must do the best for his client, and as such, James was very helpful and informative to me as a potential purchaser. At auction his allegiance to his sales client was clear and he ensured that they achieved top value for their property. I can recommend him thoroughly”.
“At all times James proved himself to be an excellent communicator, efficient and thoroughly focused and committed to achieving an outstanding result. I would not hesitate to recommend him in future”.
"James was excellent to work with to sell our house. Right from the start when James and Simon first came to our house until the selling of our property, they were very professional. James consistently kept us informed throughout the whole campaign. It was seamless. It was a whole team effort with James, Simon, Lili and Henry so we always knew that our requests were going to be attended to quickly if need be".
"James and the team at Belle Property Lane Cove made the selling of our home not only a successful one, but one that ran very smoothly right from the start. Both James and Simon guided us through the process and what we could expect to achieve from the sale of our property. We felt confident that our home was in good hands! Our opens ran like clockwork and we were always given feedback immediately after each open. The photography team were amazing and so accommodating, the additional marketing achieved by the team was also a great bonus. We have no hesitations in recommending James and the Belle Property team to anyone looking for an honest and communicative agent and agency to sell their home.".
“It has been an absolute pleasure to work with Simon Harrison and James Bennett from Belle Property Lane Cove. At a time when stress levels and expectations are high Simon and the team put our minds at ease through every step of the process. Their clear communication and professionalism made for a very smooth sale process from start to finish.
Every single component of presenting our home to the market was meticulously planned and executed with a very high standard you’d expect from Belle.
The result for us from Simon and the team was outstanding; their hard work and focus resulted in a very positive outcome and we would without hesitation recommend them to anyone who considering selling in the Lane Cove area.
We can’t thank Simon and James enough and are thrilled at the result on the sale of our home”.
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