Selling your home is a very important decision. The right choice can provide you a safe & enjoyable experience along with a premium price. The wrong decision can spell disaster. Therefore choosing the right person to represent you is critical. I can think of none better than my colleague Billy Couldwell. Not only does Billy have integrity & honesty in all his dealings, he also has great energy & sales skills that provide his Clients the means to achieve the best possible outcome. When the difference between a great sale & an average sale can mean tens of thousands of dollars, I couldn’t recommend Billy any more highly to any of our Clients.
John McGrath - CEO McGrath Estate Agents
Prior to selling we had been looking at various options regarding selecting a sales agent to sell our house. We were very impressed with the professionalism of McGrath and in particular Billy from our first meeting. He was extremely knowledgeable about the area and provided honest and open communication throughout the process.
The property was sold in just over a week from being placed on the market and the strategy put in place by Billy was a real winner!
I thoroughly recommend Billy and McGrath to anyone wishing to place their property on the market and would definitely use their services again if required.
Thought I would drop you an email saying how great the service and advice you gave us in the sale of our semi was.
We went with McGrath because the image that is presented is high quality, when Nick happened to be doing the rounds whilst I was hosing, Karen and I thought it was fate.
You saved us money with our room presentation and gave us great advice on finishes and price point.
Finally, you used social media and other methods that enabled 33 groups to come to our first open house when the details only went on the internet on Friday and the sign went up half an hour before the open.
Well done Billy we would gladly recommend your services to anyone.
It has been a pleasure working with you for the sale of our home. This is our first experience in selling a property and I have to admit both of us are shadowed with uncertainty and doubt. However, you have made the whole process smooth and easy.
We appreciate your confidence yet reassuring manner at all time.
I, in particularly value your effort to keep things simple but never misinformed. Not mentioning your sincerity and frankness when it come to pricing expectation and market values. We are aware it is always challenging to get both parties to stand on a common ground at the right moment to ensure a successful sale/ purchase.
I am not going to boast it has been a stress free experience but we would like to thank you and your team for making a complicated process simple yet very rewarding.
Muh Geot, Pei Chee and Samantha
I wish to thank you for your expert advice and guidance in handling the sale of my apartment in Mascot.
As anyone knows it is very nerve wracking selling your home and I am happy with the results you achieved for me in such a short time. The way you took me through step by step and explained your strategy really put my mind at ease.
I could see that you are passionate about your work and that you put a lot of effort in wanting to achieve the best results for your clients. You gave me positive feedback and reassurance during the open house and consequently the sale of my property.
Thank you for the great results and I wish you the very best in your career as a real estate agent.
I would certainly recommend Billy Couldwell as a estate agent to friends and work colleges for the sale of their house. Billy was friendly, professional and enthusiastic about the opportunity to sell our house. In a soft market Billy exceeded our expectation on the sales price.
I look forward to doing business Billy again in the future.
Thank you very much for the sale of our property. Your approach and personality is professional, courteous, respectful and friendly all of which helped us as the clients to be at ease with you and the selling process. At no time during the process did we want for information, and your attention to detail helped us with many aspects we were unaware of during the selling process.
Your careful qualification of potential genuine buyers proved to be a key factor that delivered the suburbs ceiling record price for a property sale.
You and the McGrath team provided all the requirements to successfully market, display and sell our property. We have no hesitation in using you and McGrath again or recommending you to anyone in the future.
Paul Smollen and Kristian Wilson-Hopper
Billy Couldwell achieved a brilliant result in a tough environment for us. He read the market, got the game in play and delivered a record price result – this says it all. Cheers Billy, great result from a great salesman.
We just wanted to say a BIG Thank you for all of your efforts with selling our house. We understand that I may have been difficult at times but I believe that we achieved the best result for our property and we are extremely grateful for the hard work that you have put into helping us get as much as we did for the property.
Again, thanks heaps for all of your efforts
Cameron & Tanya Beattie
Formerly of 1288 Botany Rd, Botany
Billy Couldwell and the McGrath team,
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you and your team for the guidance and assistance that you provided, whilst negotiating the sale of our family home . Your professionalism, presentation and enthusiastic responses to our requirements gave us the confidence to place the property with McGrath for the sale.
Sound advice, good marketing strategies, clear and concise communication between ourselves, the team and customers, followed by effective auctioneering on the day, was what was needed and exactly what we received. A top result on the day saw a record price for a semi in the area. Well done to all.
Paul and Kate Malsem
We just wanted to send you a note to say Thank you for all your efforts in achieving a great price for our property in such a short period of time.
From the start of the process you demonstrated an excellent understanding of the local housing market. We also appreciated your regular, honest and timely updates.
We would recommend you to anyone in the local area looking to sell their property and wish you all the best for future.
Marnie and Rob
Just a short note to thank the team at mcgrath for their efforts in selling our home. From the start the communication lines were established and we were kept updated. What I thought would be a 4-6 week campaign culminating in auction, was a rather quick and painless two week sale. There must have been some work going on in the background. Thanks again to Billy and George and team for a really professional effort with a welcome outcome.
I would like to thank Billy Couldwell from Mcgrath Edgecliff. I had a hard time deciding whom to sell my home with, as I previously tried to sell my home 3 years ago and had no success with another agent, therefore I lost all confidence in real estate agents, so after much deliberation and looking at three other agents, I chose Mcgrath, thanks to Billy Couldwell.
The reason for my decision was that I found Billy to be extremely professional, of the highest integrity and always very open and honest. Everything I asked of Billy, whether it be via phones calls, messages or emails, he was always prompt in getting back to me with the answers.
The sale price of my home was beyond my expectations, thanks to Billy’s initiative and tenacity.I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Billy, and would be honoured to advise further should it be required.
Just a short note to say thank you for the sale of my home at 17 Maloney Street Rosebery.
Being my first sale I was obviously very nervous and apprehensive but felt completely comfortable once I spoke with you.
No empty promises, no inflated truths, just honest and hard working in obtaining a great result for me.
You will definitely receive a call when I sell again.Much appreciation with your effort.
I’ve been most impressed with the work of McGrath’s representative, Billy Couldwell, in selling my property.
He was both courteous and prompt in his approach.
I was given immediate feed-back after inspections which I found most useful in my considerations regarding the sale.
After a working life as a journalist, dealing with a wide cross section of people, I consider Billy Couldwell someone who has the necessary people skills to go far in his career.
I’m happy to be contacted for further information.
We would just like to say a big thank you for all your assistance and sound advice in helping us find our new home.
From the first day we met you, we found you to be straightforward, honest and professional, with a very friendly and approachable manner.
We appreciate the fact that you personally kept us informed and let us know in advance of potential properties coming on the market that matched our criteria and budget.
You always returned our phone calls and organised house viewings and building inspections for us on short notice.
When we did find the house we wanted to buy, you were very efficient in negotiating the sale, taking only three days from our first inspection to us signing the contract.
We would have no problem recommending your services to anyone looking at buying a property due to your attitude and the commitment you show to your clients.
Keep up the good work!
Gerry & Fiona Cunney
Having recently gone through the process of selling a home, I've had a lot of experience dealing with various agents. One thing I have to say is your clients made the right decision choosing you to be their selling agent for the property I've just purchased through you.
Real estate agents don't have the best reputation but my experience with you demonstrates there are exceptions to the rule. I've dealt with very few agents who have your level of integrity. As you're well aware the exchange for our property went on for many weeks due to various issues and I had no doubt you would've been receiving expression of interest from other interested buyers during that time. But you worked hard to get the exchange to happen going far beyond what Real Estate Agents are required or would be expected to do.
It was a pleasure working with you.
Having just sold my house I can say that a very stressful time in my life was made much easier thanks to Billy Couldwell and Trent Knox. They were very easy to deal with and were very professional in helping us make some very important decisions. I would have no hesitation in using Billy and Trent to sell my property again and can highly recommend them to anyone looking for an agent.
Just a quick note to let you know I recently purchased a property from McGrath in Botany through agent Billy Couldwell. I have spent 6 months looking and within minutes I can tell a good agent from a bad one.
McGrath agents always stand out from the rest of the pack with thier 'detai', it's so noticeable all the little things which amount to professionalism.
Billy was outstanding he would respond to my emails within minutes anytime of night, nothing was ever too much trouble, he also knew all the details of the product he was selling and believe me more than half the agents I've dealt with would'nt even know where the garage is or what the strata levies were (true).
Billy was kind enough to forward my details to your property manager who also demostrated excellent communication, prompt and extensive detail with the property management service. I'm sure you have your fingerprints all over it.
Congratulations, you have an outstanding team and brand. When you think of McGrath you think of excellence.
I have sold two properties over the years with McGrath achieving the highest price for a semi in Maroubra and a unit in Coogee achieving an outstanding price.
I wouldnt sell a property with any other agent.
I would just like to say thanks for yours and Richard's help in the past couple of months.
When I returned from overseas and my unit was in need of repair, you and Richard were able to advise on not only what I needed to do to put my unit on the market in excellent condition but also gave me some very reliable contacts to carry out this work.
You gave me great advice on presentation and on what to expect from the process from start to finish. I believe that the campaign was the most suitable for an auction and the advertising was spot on. I had never been to an auction and did not know what to expect - thanks for the tips.
Richard went beyond what was required even to the point of programming my garage remote for me and advising on building repairs.
I would not have got through the process of selling so effortlessly without the assistance of both of you. Thanks again.
Could you also please thank Sean Redpath - he is an excellent auctioneer and I believe that his knowledge of the area and his lead up to the auction helped me to get the result at auction.
Hi Billy and George,
Trust you are both well. It would be amiss of both my wife and I not to acknowledge your service and time when we initially looked at acquiring a property through your agency. Whilst the outcome gave rise to us sourcing and securing an alternate property, your willingness to assist us without question did not go unnoticed. I do hope that in a time in the future we may get the chance to work with you both again.
We wish you both well and best of luck.
Anthony and Melanie Matis
We would like to thank Billy Couldwell and George Faris for the sale our property (2/1467 Botany Road, Botany), and to Janet Morrison for the purchase of another property (30 Universal St, Eastlakes).
From the first meeting, we found them to be very friendly, dedicated,optimistic, professional, and approachable. We apologise for contacting them after hours on a few occasions. They personally kept us informed of any development and the promptly returned our calls.
Billy had given us extra cash by negotiating for more from the buyer. Janet negotiated with the vendor to allow us to go to the auction with the little money we had at the time, which was less than the 5% deposit. Thank you for their people skills and above all, the good heart.
We would be very glad recommending your services to anyone looking at buying or selling their property.
Once again many thanks.
Ariya & Nopijanti Adinanto
30 Universal St
Eastlakes NSW 2018
A big thank you Billy for your efforts in the sale of our property. Not only did you produce a great result, you were also proactive in communicating with us and made the whole process easy.
Olympia and Rob
I would like to personally thank yourself for your support of my grandparents. Your attention to not only my worries about being far away from them through the challenging experience but also your personal touch of getting to know their likes and dislikes.
I found McGrath to be a highly professional real estate agency who takes a very personal approach to dealing with their clients.
No matter or concern was ever to much or tough.
Thank you again and I will ensure that I spread the word in Port about McGrath and if I am ever lucky enough to own property in Sydney I will certainly sell it with you guys.
Thanks very much for all your work in selling my property, securing me a healthy price in what proved to be a challenging and rapidly changing real estate climate.
I appreciated your friendly, genuine and open approach and perseverance when dealing with demanding buyers. I was in particular grateful for the ongoing information offered regarding prospective buyers and the unique tack taken in securing the eventual purchaser. I will certainly be in contact again when it comes my turn to buy again.
Thanks again to both yourself and George.