With more than a decade of real estate experience and over $1 billion in residential sales on Sydney’s lower north shore, James Bennett has certainly earned his rank amongst the industry’s elite. He is consistently recognised as one of the best performing sales agents nationally for Belle Property, and while industry accolades are an indication of the esteem in which he is held by clients and colleagues, James is humbled by the recognition but knows it means little unless you can qualify it by providing a level of service and, most importantly, results that clients expect of a high-profile agent.
Never one to embrace the industry status quo and happy for others to play real estate superstar, James’ point of difference is exactly that - doing things differently. He acknowledges the real estate experience can be overwhelming, and that part of the agent’s job is to manage people’s emotions, guide them through the process and make them feel at ease.
James, however, has always been determined to make the journey as enjoyable as possible, even entertaining, by adding a little humour and personality into the mix. He says that while real estate is a serious business, in most circumstances there’s no reason why there can’t be a little levity along the way.
Professionalism, candour and light heartedness, along with a Business Finance degree and naturally competitive streak (harnessed by years of playing tennis and now an avid golfer) gives James the “winning edge”. James also has a team of equally dedicated professionals providing an outstanding level of customer support with personalised attention and superior service, and together with the premium Belle Property brand, continues to prove an unbeatable combination.
In conjunction with JAB Holdings Australia Pty Ltd.
2021 Greenwich Agent of the Year (Recognised by Rate My Agent)
2020 REB Top 100 Agent for Agents Australia Wide
2020 Greenwich Agent of the Year (Recognised by Rate My Agent)
2019 Greenwich Agent of the Year (Recognised by Rate My Agent)
2018 Greenwich Agent of the Year (Recognised by Rate My Agent)
2016 Number 4 Sales Agent for Belle Property Australia wide
2015 Number 5 Sales Agent for Belle Property Australia wide
2015 Number 21 Sales agent Australia wide under the age of 30 years old (Recognised by REB Awards)
Greenwich | Lane Cove
“We wanted to get our property on the market in a hurry and James Bennett and Simon Harrison arrived on a Saturday at 4pm to discuss a marketing campaign. They got into action and by the following Thursday the Apartment was styled professionally and the first Open Day happened. After each open home James called us and gave us feed-back. They did this frequently through the 4 weeks and arranged the Auction on the appointed day. James and Simon told us at the outset what to expect and they were pretty spot-on. James Bennett has good experience in our area as his mother still lives in Greenwich. Everything went smoothly thanks to the professional actions of the whole team. We strongly recommend James Bennett and Simon Harrison and the whole team at Belle Property Lane Cove.”
Very friendly staff, was always kept up to date with buyer feedback and activity. I was always comfortable with James coming to the home with prospective buyers. I was particularly happy with James constant communication and felt he was always on our side even in the more challenging market. I would definitely recommend James and his team to anyone wishing to sell.
From the get go James has been very persistent and motivated in selling our house. He guided us through the whole process with sound advice and suggestions and made it a seamless process. We have no hesitation in recommending James and his team.
“We are grateful for the way James Bennett ran a superb campaign which resulted in the sale at Auction of our property. He was always professional and we trusted him completely. His knowledge of our area was outstanding, and he was spot on in his estimate of the result of the Auction. We enjoyed our dealings with James Bennett and would recommend him unconditionally.”
“James Bennett and his whole team at Belle Property Lane Cove were professional, patient, hardworking and caring throughout the process of the sale. I think the standout was James excellent and accurate assessment of the market, his honest communication and getting a result in a difficult market. The team were genuine and very thoughtful and caring and I would strongly recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell property. I trusted them from start to finish and they delivered.”
“James Bennett recently sold our property in Greenwich. James was proactive and professional throughout, providing timely updates and great feedback during the sales campaign. More importantly however, his judgement was spot on when it came to judging the market and we had great confidence in his recommendations. James' team was invaluable in helping us get the property ready for sale - to the point where it was as if they were selling their own home! Nothing was too much trouble. I would not hesitate to recommend James and his team”.
“We have dealt with James Bennett now for the third time and would not hesitate to recommend his personalised service to anyone considering selling in the 2066 postcode.
James' professionalism and genuineness makes him a step apart from other agents in the area.”
We would highly recommend James to friends and family we were very impressed with his communication and professionalism. Would definitely use him again.
“James has been an exceptional sales agent for us. Bringing well qualified buyers to view our home and putting in a great effort to bring about a successful sale. James is knowledgeable about the local market and brings exceptional marketing knowledge to the exercise. We would definitely use Belle Property and especially James Bennett again”.
James and his team at Belle Lane Cove worked hard to achieve a record price for our apartment. He kept us well informed throughout. He is a true professional and utterly reliable. I have no hesitation in recommending James to handle the sale of your property, especially upmarket homes. He is a cut above the rest!
James and his team did a great job for us. Prior to listing, James' team took control of preparing our property in Greenwich for sale. It was as if they were selling their own home. They co-ordinated tradesmen and styling. We were kept in the loop but we didn't have any of the stress of managing the process. After listing, James was diligent in keeping us informed as to the progress of the campaign. We felt he was always realistic and plain speaking and we were always confident that he had our best interests in mind. At the auction, James showed flexibility and was able to quickly adapt our strategy, with a positive outcome.
“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”.
The team at Belle Property Lane Cove, lead by James Bennett have undertaken the sale of our property in a professional and speedy manner. From the first discussion through to contract exchange they have been nothing short of fantastic. They have kept us informed and guided us to achieve a sale price that we are obviously very happy with. Promptness and attention to detail muzt be their hallmark. Should the occasion ever occur where we needed to sell another property we would definitely use this team.
“James provided us with a very positive experience in the sale of our family home. His strong knowledge of the market, excellent communication skills and professional manner were evident throughout the campaign. I was most impressed with his clear updates on buyer interest and his effective organisation of a fine auction. I highly recommend James and his team at Belle Property”.
Trust is the most important component of dealing with an agent and James is fully trustworthy and a man of integrity. He was helpful, accurate, a splendid communicator and at all times he listened to our concerns. We grew to like James as a person and regard him as a kind friend.
I was very happy at all times with my dealings with James. I found him to be pleasant, knowledgeable, professional & efficient. He discussed strategy from time to time as conditions changed & always promptly kept me informed of progress, particularly after "Open House" inspection days.
He is very professional with great communication skills and very easy to deal with, highly recommended. Not only does James work in the best interest of the vendor, he has also achieved the best prices in surrounding areas. Thanks James!
In a changing market James and the team did a great job at generating interest in our property. He kept us regularly in the loop following open homes and worked hard to generate competition between potential buyers. We always felt that James would be a strong advocate for us and would get as good a price as possible for our property. Overall James and his team were a pleasure to deal with and I would not hesitate in recommending them to other prospective sellers.
After engaging James and his team after an unsuccessful campaign with another agent, the difference was instantly clear. Communication was outstanding, clear and genuine. He really made us feel comfortable after being very down from the first attempt with another agent. The results speak for themselves, having more people through in the first open house than the entire 6 week campaign run by the other agent. We sold after the first open for what we are after all along. I would not hesitate using or recommending James and his team at Belle to anyone. Outstanding!!
James and the team managed the sale of #12 very well. In changing market conditions they navigated us to a successful outcome. They kept me well informed throughout the campaign as they did with our potential buyers. All this ensured we had a number of parties keen to purchase the property. I would happily use James again and recommend him to others.
I appointed James to sell my home in Greenwich after observing his strong sales results in the area and following a period of no-pressure discussions which gave me the comfort we could work well together. James and his team (Danielle and Baxter) are very professional and friendly to deal with, and ran a great campaign. The auction was tough but delivered a good outcome, highlighting the critical importance of having the right agent with deep experience and strong communication, negotiation and strategic skills. As market conditions are now a bit more variable, appoint James and his team with confidence.
I could not have asked for a better experience or outcome. With the market weakening and buyers preferring to wait to see if the market would recede any further we were unsure of what we would receive and if it would even sell at Auction. However through constant work, communication and buyer management we were one on the only properties in the Greenwich / Lane Cove area to sell at auction this November. All thanks to James and Simon and their team at Belle Property. Not only did we sell and get more than expected. But we were kept in the loop with everything. James was patient, supportive and sensitive to the fact we were selling our family home full of memories and team were happy to help with everything we needed.
James and his team did an excellent job taking out unit to market and ultimately achieving the best possible price we could. James is driven and passionate about achieving results and has the knowledge to back it up. We would highly recommend James to anyone thinking of selling.
James was very open with market information right from the start and provided valuable advice when we requested it. I cannot fault the way in which he ensured we were fully up to date with progress of the marketing campaign. He is professional at all times. His excellent service resulted in us gaining a fantastic outcome. I would have no hesitation in recommending him and the rest of the team at Belle Property.
“James Bennett and the Belle Property Team were fantastic and an absolute pleasure to work with throughout the entire sales process. Of all our requests and needs throughout the process nothing was a problem for James or the happy, friendly and supportive team. James was very professional, extremely responsive to our needs, and achieved the result we were hoping for. I would have no hesitation recommending James Bennett and Belle Property Lane Cove as a great agent and team for the sale of anyone's property”
“James Bennett is very personable and a good communicator. He has a very professional attitude to his work and displays an expert knowledge of the property market.
At all times, James was polite, attentive and courteous. He communicated well throughout the process and kept us informed at every stage. We would recommend James Bennett for his efficient service and savvy advice”.
Greenwich Lane Cove