Ex-pats

  • I just want to say how grateful we both are for all your and Anita’s hard work, help, guidance and most of all patience that you’ve given during this process. It’s been a real pleasure working with you and I don’t know how we honestly would have achieved this big goal this year without you. It really was a perfect fit between us and yourself in terms of personality and right from start you put us at ease with your approach which was refreshingly non agent-like, yet still displayed all the important hallmarks of treating this investment as if it were your own. We are really happy with the outcome and can’t believe how it all worked out!

    Amanda & EdErskineville
  • Your home buying plans will be unique and personal. For us, moving from Britain to Australia and having Amanda on our side to navigate Sydney’s property market was essential. She delivered on every aspect in securing our new home to ensure buying was a smooth and successful process. She will be the ace card up your sleeve!

    Adam & JulieOyster Bay
  • Leonie and I had been considering purchase of an apartment in Sydney for some time however being located on the Gold Coast presented enormous logistical difficulties and although the internet provides an effective tool, it is no match for a foot soldier. On a few occasions whilst in Sydney we inspected a number of properties advertised on the Internet or in the print media. In most cases this was a complete waste of time for us. Results ranged from unable to locate the property to the descriptions being purely the optimistic imaginings of real estate agents with mortgages requiring a sale at any cost. Poetic licence knows few bounds in that industry. Of greater concern was the licence used when gauging pricing. A basic course in mathematics and reality should be part of the real estate licence course.

    Your initial assessments of properties without inspection, and factual review of those inspected meant we were always progressing. Greatly appreciated and so invaluable to us was your availability at short notice and to schedule worthwhile inspections back to back when we visited Sydney. In a short time we had worked out true value and could target those that were truly worthwhile. Although unsuccessful at the one auction we attended with you bidding on our behalf, it gave me a clearer mind not to have to both think and bid. Given both tasks I may just have extended myself beyond value. Thus there are no regrets. We really did not expect to locate a suitable apartment so quickly however that’s now one less thing I have to think about. The apartment we purchased ticked most of the boxes and of course it’s unrealistic to expect ‘the lot’. In essence we are delighted. The Sydney market is not for the faint hearted and I’m sure there are many stressed, disappointed potential buyers around. Thank you again. And you’re not a bad driver either!!

    John & LeonieNeutral Bay
  • Buying a house in Sydney is a protracted affair as it stands, never mind buying from oversees. My wife and I were relieved to have Amanda on our side. Without her inside knowledge, enthusiasm and contacts it’s unlikely we would have been able to purchase our dream home from such a distance.

    Clare & JamesRozelle
  • I would have no hesitation recommending Amanda given our very positive experience. Living overseas and buying a home in Sydney could have been a real disaster but actually went very smoothly in no small part because of Amanda’s experience and professionalism. From the start to the end of the process, I felt we were in very good hands: a feeling that was born out by the results and the home we now own.

    Economically a very worthwhile investment based on the numbers alone, leave alone the stress and hassle avoided.

    Ben & OliviaChatswood
  • We were buying from interstate and so approached Amanda to assist us to purchase in the Northern Beaches. Amanda was able to work out what we wanted and to only put forward properties that met our exacting requirements. With just one return trip, she was then able to negotiate a very good price and take out all the trauma for us. We would never have been able to have done this without her. We much appreciate her help and enthusiasm and without doubt recommend her to others.

    Rob & KathyMona Vale
  • We would like to thank you sooo… much for all of your incredible assistance in helping us find our dream home!! We never could have imagined that the process of buying our dream family home in Sydney, while living in Hong Kong, would be so easy!! From our first introductory call on the Friday you were very efficient and focussed on understanding what we were looking for, as well as what we were dreaming of bigger picture. We never imagined that less than 2 weeks after signing up to proceed with you that we would have exchanged contracts on our dream home in the address we had always dreamed of which also ticks ALL of the boxes that we discussed with you. We really appreciated that you were always very available to take our calls and answer our questions either via email or on phone. This was very important to us being in Hong Kong and with the time zone differences! Your level of service was fantastic and your organisation skills of staying on top of everyone and keeping everything moving ahead was greatly appreciated. In our mind, you really added value not only in the initial identification of our dream home, but especially in the negotiation and strategy of how to best approach the vendor’s agent. You took the emotion out of it and did all of the hard work for us. We definitely saved your fee (and many multiples of it) simply through your negotiation skills and tactics with the vendor and her agent. We would not have any hesitation in recommending you to others, and in fact have already told many of our friends how fabulous you are and recommended you to them! Thanks so much and we can’t wait to share a celebratory glass of bubbles with you at our fabulous new home soon!

    Chris & PrueBirchgrove
  • We’d have been lost without Amanda on our side. She made an intimidating process easy and made sure we weren’t the victim of any selling agent’s games. In the end we paid less than we expected, so Amanda’s fee paid for itself several times over.

    Andrew & BenGlebe
  • We wanted to say a very big thank you to Amanda and Anita for finding our home in the Northern Beaches. We had started looking ourselves but given the fact that we live in London and with no family around the area to view properties we found it impossible to start the process of buying. Initially we were nervous about using a buyer’s agent and also not knowing the market and what we would actually get for our budget Amanda and Anita went to work and put our minds at ease.

    It is an incredibly difficult market for purchasers, as property prices were increasing our confidence in finding somewhere was decreasing. After about 45 houses that were viewed we finally knew when a good priced property came onto the market and with Amanda’s contacts and negotiation skills we were able to secure our first home before anyone else made an offer. Amanda’s aftercare is also impeccable. Amanda is always on hand to help us in any way especially with finding a letting agent and also help with solicitors and will even drive to collect our cheque from the bank for settlement if needed! This kind of service is invaluable to us and we appreciate and trust her advice.

    We are looking forward to welcoming Amanda & Anita to our home when we return to Sydney and we also are looking forward to seeing our home for the first time!

    John & RachelCollaroy