To whom it may concern,
In our view, Simon Wall is a fine example of what every good real estate agent should be. Our recent experience with Simon as our agent has been much the best of the half dozen sales and purchases we have done over the last 30 years or so.
Simon provided sensible advice and support to us at every stage of the process – from the initial decision about whether to renovate or sell, through finding a variety of trades and professional people to assist with getting the property ready to market, to crafting the marketing strategy and then keeping us closely informed as the sales effort rolled out, and finally negotiating a sale price that satisfied both us and the buyer within a few days of listing. He was a consummate professional throughout – readily available, always cheerful and helpful, and across the detail of our situation.
Simon clearly follows the McGrath system, assisting clients to understand the marketplace and think through various scenarios and possibilities ahead of time. To this he adds strong ethics, a natural interest in people and ability to listen to their needs, and real enthusiasm for what he does.
We highly recommend Simon Wall to anyone who wants to deal in the Newcastle real estate market.
Ron and Jenny Williams
We would like to extend our appreciation for the manner in which your representative, Simon Wall, handled all aspects leading up to and the ultimate sale of our property, 6 Caldwell Street, Merewether.
Simon is a very pleasant and confident young man and it was his manner that helped ease some of the anxiety after leaving our home of some 35 years.
Should there be another occasion arise where either of us require assistance regarding real estate we would have no hesitation in seeking Simon’s advice.
We both wish him well in his future career in real estate.
J. L Court & E. L Court
Josh & I would like to thank you so very much for the sale and excellent result we received for our townhouse in Merewether in only one week.
It was a pretty nervous but exciting time for us and I don’t think we could have asked for a better agent to help with the process.
From when we first met you at an open house, we were instantly drawn to your friendly, honest and professional nature and loved the experience you shared with us. From then we knew that we wanted you to sell our property.
You kept us informed and advised us on what to do throughout the whole process.
We have also loved your pro-active approach in helping us find a property to buy and we are now excited and looking forward to that process.
We will not hesitate in recommending yourself and McGrath to anyone and are looking forward to working with you again sometime in the future.
Thank you again Simon for everything – all the best for your future family plans and your career.
Kate & Josh Henry
Just a few lines to say thank you for the help in the sale of my house.
I have no hesitation in recommending you to any persons I know who are selling their property.
I also thank you for your 'no push' attitude in selling my house.
I am writing to you, to express my sister Alice and my gratitude to you in the successful sale of our property at 608/328 King St, Newcastle, NSW.
We had experienced a frustrating twelve months trying to sell this property through another leading Real Estate Agency in Newcastle. At our wits end, we were referred to you through a friend and are very grateful that this recommendation was made.
We met with you, and from our first meeting we were impressed with your open, honest and professional manner. You listened to us and our requirements, and were supportive yet very clear in your advice and guidance.
Not only did you secure a buyer within the eight week period, you secured a higher sales price than our previous agent had advised we would be likely to achieve.
Needless to say, we were very happy with the outcome of our sale. We are very thankful to you and would recommend you to anyone wanting to sell their property in the Hunter Region.
Just a quick email on behalf of Becky and I to thank you for your efforts over the last 3 weeks.
I think that given the negative feedback on the layout of the bathrooms, the lack of a second living area and the asbestos, it turned out to be a difficult house to sell. Thanks for your guidance thoughout and I think we did the right thing in selling prior to auction, especially seeing as there was only really one seriously interested party.
Although the final figure is not what we had hoped in the beginning, based on what the majority of people said they felt the house was worth in the current market, you did a good job in squeezing every little bit out of the buyer to get us a good result in the end.
Anyway, we appreciate the long hours and time spent over the weekends that you put in. I doubt that we would have received the same work ethic from another real estate agent and am in no doubt that we made the right decision in going with McGrath's.
Ross and Becky
We were impressed with Simon’s precise and detailed strategy and marketing campaign plan compared with all the other real estate agents, some had no marketing strategy; others had an incomplete marketing strategy.
During the sale process we were informed of developments by telephone and backed up by emails, so we could study the detail of the developments, which we found was an excellent arrangement.
We were provided with a clear plan of events together with sales guide lines.
Consideration of our feelings of us selling our home, he didn’t rush and push us into agreeing with him, but kept gently stating the facts as he saw them and was good at explaining and giving us helpful advice.
Appreciated Simon’s cheerfulness and his ‘no rush attitude’ he always had the time and courtesy to say how lovely the morning was and showed interest in what we were about and what we were thinking.
We found Simon to be efficient in all our dealings with him during the sales process.
Tom and Kathleen S Roberts
It is with great pleasure that I write a recommendation for the McGrath Real Estate team, in particular, for Simon Wall. We met Simon at another property, and were immediately impressed by his professional manner, as well as their friendliness and good communications skills. Simon followed up our enquiries and kept contact with us during the following months without being intrusive. When he suggested we meet for a proposal as to how to put our house on the market, we were initially sceptical, due to our negative experiences the previous year. But Simon's approach was so different and so much more positive, that we agreed to try his method. From the beginning we could see that he was very professional in every detail. He kept us posted on every step of the process, as well as having regular feedback from each viewing. He encouraged us when we were discouraged and has a particularly relaxed way about him that is very reassuring. Being a person prone to anxiety, I found this to be very helpful. We had our house on the market for 1 month, but actually found the buyers that we were happy with after 2 and a half weeks. We signed our contract that day and went away for a holiday weekend with friends, relieved and thrilled.
After the sale Simon continued to keep in contact on all matters, and even helped point us in the direction of the house we would eventually buy with a different real estate company.
So it is easy for my husband Peter and I to recommend Simon to anyone who is selling or buying a home. He does everything he can to set up a workable process to sell your home, his communication skills are beyond excellent, his temperament and easy-going nature keeps you encouraged and positive while at the same time he is actually fastidiously doing everything possible to present your home to the maximum number of possible buyers in the most diverse ways.
We will be selling again and we will be having Simon as our agent.
Jane and Peter Haasnoot.
Being able to achieve the best possible price for our home and in as quick a time frame as possible was something very important for us. Simon instilled us with confidence from the very beginning, bringing well targeted and profiled purchasers in the first instance and from the ensuing advertising, being able to nurture buyers in a very professional and personable manner. We were never in any doubt that our objectives would be achieved and have no qualms whatsoever in recommending Simon to all of our personal contacts and friends in Merewether.
Now that the sale of our house has been completed I would like to say thanks for the work you and your team did to help us get the result we were after. I think that the advice and service Naomi provided was just spot on for what our house needed. I also think you listened to what we wanted and followed through. Hence the result with a sale price we were after within two weeks of going to market with a tricky style of property in Merewether. It gave us great satisfaction to acheive this price as some other agents thought a more realistic price was $575000. Anyhow, although it was a lot of hard work to get the house ready it was well worth the while.
Cheers Stuart & Nuatali
Wendy, Rob and I would like to thank you very much for the excellent result from the sale of mum and dad's place at Kotara.
As you now know we were very pleased that you contacted us to value our house at Merewether. It was the fact that you were the first real estate agent to deliver on the promise to value our home that we decided to engage you to sell mum and dad's place.
We were very impressed with your friendly but professional attitude to the project from the first day. You combined an excellent understanding of the real estate market and buyer behaviour with the well-researched McGrath "system" to achieve an excellent outcome for us.
Your excellent communication skills and open and honest approach made it easier for us tp understand the process and to be comfortable with your direction regarding the sale. Your organisational skills were also exceptional and ensured that the sale went to the program and achieved the desired result. We were very impressed that you always followed through on promises, a quality that is often lacking in your competitors.
I can still remember hearing the auction passing the reserve price and being happy at that stage but we were ecstatic when the final sale realised a price well over reserve.
Thank you again Simon, Wendy, Rob and I wish you all the best for you marriage to Lauren and success in your future career.
Barry & Wendy