Consistently ranking among the area’s top performing real estate agents, David Smeallie is an accomplished professional with more than two decades of industry experience to his name. In 2019 David was Belle Property Australasia’s number 10 performer. He was also named a Belle Elite Agent and recorded a remarkable 100% auction clearance rate.
As a highly respected leader in his field, David has a proven ability to achieve outstanding prices across a broad range of property types under all market conditions, rapidly changing and adapting to any climate. He was recently responsible for the impressive sales results for Mosman’s prominent new luxury apartment development ‘Sommar’.
David has a discerning and straightforward approach to business, exhibiting integrity and honesty in everything he does. A strong negotiator with intimate local knowledge, he leverages these attributes to achieve market-leading results for his clients. As a trusted advisor to many vendors, developers and investors, David has a loyal following of clients and enjoys a high level of repeat and referral business.
Belle Property Australasia, #10 Sales Agent National, FY19
Belle Property Australasia, #6 Sales Agent National, FY17
Belle Property Australasia, #2 Sales Agent NSW, FY16
Belle Property Australasia, #2 Sales Agent National, FY16
Real Estate Business Awards Australia, Top 100 Agent, 2016
Belle Property Australasia, #2 Sales Agent, 2015
Real Estate Business Awards Australia, Top 100 Agent, 2015
Belle Property Australasia, #3 Sales Agent, 2014
Belle Property Australasia, #3 Sales Agent, 2013
Belle Property Australasia, #7 Sales Agent, 2012
I could not have been happier with David Smealie and Belle Property in the sale of my apartment. David’s realistic valuation, his constant communication and professionalism all assisted in both the effective sale of the apartment and in relieving me of unnecessary concern.
David’s value estimation was very close to the actual result and the unit sold two weeks prior to the scheduled auction and above the anticipated reserve price.
After witnessing David’s integrity towards potential buyers I believe that had I been on the 'other side' I would have received accurate information on whatever queries I raised. I have no hesitation in recommending David to any property seller in the Mosman area.
It is with pleasure and gratitude that we share comments on our recent experience with David Smeallie from Belle Property, Mosman, in the listing and sale of our home.
While we have bought and sold a number of houses, we have never before encountered such a level of excellence. The experience at each phase of the sales effort was superior; from the pre-listing preparation, effective showings and proactive facilitation during the sale negotiations. All of these tasks, whether business-related or interpersonal, were accomplished with a noticeable degree of competence, integrity and professionalism.
Selling our home of 10 years was a very important decision for my husband and I, so we really needed a trust worthy person to do the right thing by us, to sell our home for a good price and provide a reliable service. We rang Belle Property Mosman and were introduced to David, who set up a meeting with us in our home. He presented extremely well, was professional, knowledgeable and very experienced in the real estate business. We knew we had found the right person to sell our home. David was with us all the way, from the time before we went on the market to when the sold sticker was put on the advertising board!
David communicated with us nearly every day about what was happening with the sale of our home and sold our home within three weeks, for a price we had only dreamed about! Graeme and I couldn’t speak more highly of David Smeallie and his service, and we would definitely recommend him to anyone who is considering selling their home.
David is a very professional agent, he is a clear communicator and trustworthy man.
We always felt as though through the sale process he had our best interests at heart yet also had a good way of being upfront and honest with the way he managed the prospective buyers. We were very happy with the way David handled the sale campaign of our home, the final negotiation and the result that he achieved for us. I would highly recommend David.
We met David about seven years ago when we bought in Manly. We placed the property with Belle for rental since then. While overseas, we remained in contact with David at different times to understand how market was progressing in Manly.
David is a very professional guy in all respects. I would recommend David highly to anyone requiring property services or advice in Manly.
When we decided we decided to sell, David was first choice to handle the sale. As expected, he delivered the goods.
We felt comfortable with David. He listens and gives good advice in return. David Smeallie is a trustworthy agent and delivers on his promises.
David is an asset to Belle Property. David went above and beyond in terms of all customer relations and was dedicated to getting the best sale result.
David treats each client individually and gets to know their situation in why they are selling the property and really gets to understand expectations and is goal orientated in a realistic and honest way.
I would like to thank David Smeallie and the Belle Property staff for the professional manner in which they managed and negotiated the sale of our property.
One of the most favourable aspects of dealing with David was the clear honest communication regarding the process and prospects regarding the sale.
Our final agreement on selling involved after hours negotiations between vendor and purchaser. David was very bliging and went out of his way to ensure closure on the final agreed price.
This was appreciated by ourselves as vendors but I'm sure the purchasor also benefited from David's willingness to work out of hours.
David did a great job with the sale of our home, especially with the magnificent price they achieved. We believe this came about because they managed the sale campaign very well, especially managing the buyers and preparing them well for the auction.
Every now and again you engage companies that deliver levels of service way above your highest expectations. This has been our experience with Belle Property Mosman in recently selling our townhouse.
Rosemarie and I have been delighted in every way with the services provided by Brad Rogan and David Smeallie from developing a sound marketing plan, the excellent photos and sales copy that accompanied the print and online advertising.
Every appointment and showing occurred on-time which generated strong interest over the two weekends and Wednesday opening. Eliza Fitzpatrick ably assisted in the open house and some of the private showings of our residence.
Brad and David perceptively identified two strong buyers who were interested in purchasing the property and skilfully negotiated increasing offers from the potential buyers prior to the auction date.
Even when the final purchaser indicated to Brad that it was his final offer and he did not wish to get any more phone calls, Brad made one last effort and got us an additional $5,000. It is this level of dedication that goes far beyond the norm.
The eventual outcome exceeded what we would have set as a reserve price at auction and reached the high end of our best expectations.
From first marketing of our property the sale took just three weeks to exchange of contracts with another four weeks to settlement. Over this time the attention to detail from Belle Property to ensure everything moved smoothly along was exceptional. Staff were always courteous, prompt to action calls and proactive in advising us what was happening with the sale. This assistance included being helpful to the new owners in arranging private viewings and handover of all the little things you need to know about a new property such as where all meters, shutoff taps and manuals of electronic devices such as dishwasher and stove.
Belle Property even assisted us in finding a lease of a property as an interim location prior to purchasing our next property.
David was always prepared to listen to what we wanted from our sale and acted on that. David always informed us on the progress to ensure that we got the best price for our property that we could. I have no hesitations in recommending David Smeallie to any seller looking for an agent.
David was the consumate professional and his advice was wise and measured. The results that he attained for me both on the sale of my property and the purchase of a property were outstanding. Given that I am very time poor, David's organisational skills and attention to detail meant that everything went smoothly with a minimum of fuss.
I would highly recommend David to both vendors and purchasers and wish him well.
Thank you David for all your help and particularly for your patience in guiding me through the harrowing process of selling my home in Avenue Road, Mosman. I was most impressed by the ethical and honest way in which you conducted all of your dealings not only with me but with the buyers too. Your manner was friendly, engaging and professional.
My neighbours congratulated me on the sale of my house at the time when the market is not exactly buoyant but I know that the credit for that lies with the way in which you were able to negotiate and finalise the deal with such good humour with a rather difficult client. This was a credit to you David and I would have no hesitation in recommending you as the agent of choice for anyone selling their property.
Please feel free to give people my details as I would be more than happy to share the benefit of my experience. It was a pleasure to work with you and the charming Shelley.
A big thank you from Ken and I.
Having successfully sold our home in Cremorne Point recently, it gives us great pleasure to be able to highly recommend Belle Property.
We could not have wished for a more well run marketing campaign. David Smeallie efficiently took care of everything for us. At all times we were kept informed of developments and always felt extremely confident of their ability to achieve a positive outcome for us. From the start of the campaign David worked tirelessly to bring the sale to fruition, with David still working for us at 10.00pm on the evening of the auction day.
David’s pleasant demeanor and sense of humour made it a delight to work with them. We highly commend them to all those wishing to market their properties.
Thank you so much. We greatly appreciate the hard work and would like to say what a happy experience it was.
Just a quick note to say a massive thank you for helping us sell Raglan Street. As you know we have spent four years trying to get this property sold through four different campaigns (you were the fourth agent) and spent about $100k on marketing and preparing the house for sale. We are still kicking ourselves for not giving it to you earlier. Having it sold in three weeks and before auction was a top effort. Marlo and I are so happy we can get on with our lives and buy something in Melbourne.
At times real estate agents can all sound the same however you were the true professional from start to finish. You did everything you said you would do and it worked. If you ever want to give my details out as a reference, I’d be more than happy to talk to any owner you are trying to help.
We engaged David Smeallie and his team from Belle Property to sell our warehouse conversion project comprising 22 apartments at Beeson Street in Leichhardt from February to June 2011.
During this time, David and his team sold over $8 million worth of property and achieved some of the highest prices recorded for apartments in Leichhardt. I have no doubt that this is largely due in part to the professionalism, integrity and excellent sales service that David and the team brought to the project. In addition, the high quality presentation of the apartments and superior advertising and PR work that Belle Property arranged were a key part of the sales success.
On a personal level I found David to be extremely professional and always focussed on achieving the highest possible price for our properties. He provided excellent feedback after every open home and continually kept us up to date with progress and enquiry levels. I also found David to be very honest and trustworthy and would have no hesitation using him again on future projects.
I would highly recommend David to anyone thinking of selling their property.
We couldn’t have hoped for a better experience when selling our apartment. David’s transparency and honesty together with his personable approach gave us absolute confidence throughout the process that he had our best interests in mind; that he was presenting our property in the best possible light and that he would treat the potential purchasers of our property with respect. Throughout the campaign David provided thorough and timely market feedback and guidance that helped us feel at ease with how things were progressing. In the end, David got a price for our property that exceeded our expectations.
We have no hesitation recommending David and will certainly use him again in the future.
Just a thank you for all your effort selling my property. You have been very perceptive and intuitive and a delight to liaise with. It has been really refreshing dealing with someone who obviously enjoys and takes pride in their work and who is thoroughly professional.
I wanted to email you today to give you our sincere thanks for your highly professional attention throughout the sale of our property in Cremorne. It is important that we share with you our experience so you fully get how you impacted our entire experience of the sale. We had met personally with two other local agents and were also in conversation with the agent who originally sold us the property back in 2007. I think at how lucky it was that we found you as we were not looking to consider another agent however, I was happy to get another opinion on our property’s price guide considering you were selling something similar to us in Neutral Bay.
David, from the first time we met I could see you were genuine, completely approachable and straight with your communication which are qualities that I relate well to and also felt that our potential buyers would also warm to those traits. You not only sold our property (and prior to auction) you supported us throughout the entire process which meant some serious emotional support too! We can’t thank you enough for this.
When it came to the pointy end of the business your negotiation skills with the potential buyers was phenomenal, not just the monetary based negotiation but the day by day liaison lead up to that final point to identify who our serious contenders were. You have an outstanding ability to work with people on all levels while striving and exceeding the goal.
You worked extremely hard for us David and I have no doubt that we appointed the best person for the job, I would have no hesitation in recommending you to friends and family or anyone considering selling their property who are after the best results possible.
David Smeallie and his team handled selling two of my apartments in Mosman and Cremorne in a highly professional manner. Both experiences have been really positive for me and contracts were signed for each property within three weeks of the initiation of the marketing program.
David recommended a sales process that delivered the outcome I was looking for. Both properties achieved sale prices above my expectations. David kept me up to date by email and via regular phone conversations on the sales status and there were no surprises at any time. I have worked with many real estate companies over the years. None have been more professional than Belle Property.
Selling through David proved to be a very smart decision. He knew the market well, took the time to explain his selling strategy and kept me informed at all stages of the sale process. At no point did David over-promise or under-deliver, resulting in a timely exchange at a sale price I was extremely happy with. A great agent and one who I have no hesitation in recommending to anyone wishing to sell in this area.
We recently sold our townhouse through David Smeallie and the team at Belle Property and were very pleased with the process and with our result. In what was an increasingly difficult market he managed to secure us a great price in a timely manner. David was tenacious and didn't give up and managed to secure a purchaser who was clearly the best in the market. We have no hesitation in recommending David and his team to any prospective vendors.
We would like to thank you very much for all your help and guidance to us, in the sale of our property at 6/25 Moruben Road, Mosman. It has been a delight to deal with you and your firm.
Throughout the whole process you have been very good at communicating, not only the process and what to expect, but in keeping us fully informed of the degree of interest and response from potential purchasers. We also appreciated very much the guidance in advising us how to present the apartment in the best possible light, with suggestions as to a painter, carpet supplier and stylist.
You have always gone the extra mile in all your dealings with us, and your honesty and integrity has been much in evidence.
We would like to thank you and your team for the highly professional manner in which you handled all aspects of our recent sale. We are confident we achieved the best possible result. You were able to clearly demonstrate the market value of our property, expertly handle our tenants, property and strata managers and most importantly the buyer. We are very thankful to have placed our trust in Belle Property.
Thanks David for your professionalism and expertise and the genuine wise counsel throughout the sale campaign of 3/18 Carr Street, Waverton. We appreciate your constant line of communication - often calling within minutes of the conclusion of each inspection and whenever important information became available outside these times. Many thanks for the great result.
Just wanted to say thank you very much for your efforts in selling our home at 5/1 Oswald Street, Mosman. We were impressed with your high level of professionalism, diligence in keeping us fully informed throughout the sale process, willingness to go the extra mile to exceed our expectations and personable approach. We would have no hesitation in recommending your services and will look to engage them again when we next sell a property.