What our clients say
Dear Symon and the entire Badenoch Team, Badenoch Real Estate was first recommended to us when we were looking for a property manager we could trust whilst overseas on posting. A colleague recommended Badenoch saying that she had previously rented a property through your agency. She was so impressed by the level of service and the emphasis on looking after the owner’s asset that she said if she ever leased her own house she would go directly to Badenoch. That was over 7 years ago, in this time Badenoch has leased 3 of our properties to an impeccable standard and has assisted us to successfully sell our Bruce townhouse and “Space 2” apartment. When we recently decided to put our inner-south La Perouse Street home on the market we were again living overseas and needed someone we could trust so we engaged Symon. We knew that following the sale of our house we were going to be in the market as a buyer, so when visiting Canberra we spent some time liaising with other agents to view other houses. From what we saw it appeared that other agents would merely roll up, unlock the front door on a Saturday morning and stand there with a clip board writing down contact details. I asked one agent about the construction of the sub-floor in one home and he just looked at me blankly. For us Symon went above and beyond. He helped us by engaging fair and trustworthy tradespeople to repair maintenance issues so our house was in top condition before going to market, he provided excellent updates and kept us well informed at each stage which was crucial given we were overseas, he helped us trouble-shoot and solve a certification issue and organised the styling of our house so buyers could view it at its best. He was always mindful of our budget and had our best interests at heart. Some agents you just couldn’t imagine getting their hands dirty for you, in contrast, during a visit to Canberra just prior to going to market, I was at our house the day the marketing photos were being taken. I was so impressed with Symon and his team, when the photos were being taken there were some leaves on our deck, Symon raced to his car, grabbed a leaf blower and tidied our deck just so the marketing photos would be perfect for us. All this attention to detail and effort paid off and we received an offer above our asking price after 2 Saturday home opens. Thank you Badenoch for the wonderful work you do and for your integrity and professionalism. We are so lucky that you were recommended to us all those years ago and we highly recommend you to others. As you know we have just engaged the Badenoch leasing team again to manage the rental of our new home in Yarralumla. We look forward to many more years working together. Kindest Regards, Naomi and Ian
To Whom it may concern Badenoch Real Estate managed our rental property from 2007 - 2010. Their rental management on our behalf was efficient, comprehensive and effective. When we decided to sell, the sales team effectively managed minor works in a prompt and efficient manner. Badenoch helped achieved a sale within one week of opening at a price that exceeded our expectations. We highly recommend Badenoch for rental management and property sales. Yours Sincerely,
Dear all at Badenoch I would like to thank all of you for making the rental and sale of my unit at Kippax so easy and trouble free. I do appreciate your high standard of work, always keeping me informed at all stages. As a first time property investor you helped me so much. I was surprised and delighted to come home and find your fabulous hamper waiting for me. I would like to thank you so much for this. I haven’t had such a lovely surprise for a long time. Again, thank you for looking after everything so well.
Dear Symon and Heather, We would like to take this opportunity to thank you both for the excellent professional service you provided, both in managing the rental and sale for our Evatt property. From our first meeting with you Symon, at the original purchase of the home to its sale last month you conducted yourself in a very honest and open way. This has not always been the case with previous experiences we have have had with real estate agents. It was very refreshing to deal with someone with professional ethics, who we believed had our interest at heart. At no time, did you put any pressure on us, and always kept us fully informed on a regular basis of the current situation. Your negotiation skills and follow up with potential purchases achieved a good result for all parties. From our first meeting with you Heather, when we discussed the future rental management of our property, we were in no doubt of the extensive experience and skills you had to manage the rental of our property. It was clear you took a personal interest in all your rental properties. These first impressions were proven correct, from the thorough vetting of references of potential renters, to the day-to-day management of the property. Again as with Symon, your professionalism, made us confident that you were looking after your clients interests. This thorough management, gave us as property owners, peace of mind. A credit also to you both, are your courteous and proactive staff that we dealt with on maintenance or office issues. Please use our comments if you wish, in references for your agency. Thank you again
Bob and Catherine
We settled on the sale of our two-storey Harrison townhouse in April 2014, so the dust has truly settled since then and we can review our working relationship with Badenoch Real Estate in the cold light of day. Firstly, we went to Badenoch three or four years ago to ask them to manage the property. We were initially a bit hesitant because they charged more than some other property managers, but a work colleague told us the difference was worth it. So it proved to be. I recall to this day the first meeting onsite with Heather Badenoch, who said she expected properties to be managed to the same standard as her own. And that’s how it turned out. Whenever we checked the home, it was in first-class order. The management team (we dealt with an always courteous Chloe Riles) was responsive and delivered what we needed – updates on maintenance items, ensuring approvals were received before proceeding with jobs, as well as the all-important end-of-year financial reports and advice. When we came to selling the property, we again had some trepidation about selling through the same agency as managed the property. However, we need not have worried. Symon Badenoch gave us accurate and professional marketing advice and we emerged from the experience with a very satisfactory, stress-free outcome. Importantly, even after the property was sold and commissions paid, Symon was happy to follow through on an erroneous electricity bill we received. Overall, our relationship with Badenoch was always professional, courteous and satisfying and we would have no hesitation in highly recommending Badenoch Real Estate for home management and sale.
Janet & John - Perth
We'd be remiss not to drop you this note regarding your management of our property during past years. Jan and I visited the townhouse on Monday and we were pleasantly surprised at the cleanliness and presentation of the property - so essential when you're putting it on the market! I recall Heather saying all those years ago that she felt properties managed by Badenoch should be maintained like they were her own home - and that comment was good enough for me. Maintaining and managing properties is an exacting business; we just wanted you to know we've appreciated all of your efforts - and, of course, your courtesy throughout. Regards, Jan and John
We have been with Badenoch Real Estate now for over 10 years mainly through their property management. Through our investment property rental we found Heather Badenoch and her team fantastic to deal and as our agents allowed us to set it and forget. No matter what the problem was we always felt better after talking to Heather. More recently Symon and Lucia managed the sale of our two properties in Canberra. They made it easy to navigate through the maze of valuation, listing, advertising and marketing. Symon's experience and expertise in the Canberra market is second to none and we were very fortunate to have him in our corner. I have no hesitation in recommending Badenoch's for all real estate needs.
Dear Symon, Heather and the whole team at Badenoch, Just a quick email to thank you for the lovely gift basket received yesterday. Also a huge thanks for the wonderful job you have done managing and selling my property. Your professionalism and responsive assistance made the whole process a stress-free success! Kindest regards,
Dear Symon, Heather and the Badenoch team I would like to extend a big 'thanks greatly' for the professional and always friendly service provided with regards to managing both the rental and sale of my unit in Braddon. Being new to the market of owning an investment property I felt very unsure as to who I could trust with managing the rental for me. Fortunately, I was referred to your agency by some closed friends as a 'highly recommended' due to the reliable, consistent and friendly service always provided by Badenoch Real Estate. With great relief, I quickly found they were right as the reliable support, assistance and guidance provided seemed always exceptional giving me enormous peace of mind. * The points I particularly would like to highlight are; * The professional and friendly service * All information and updates were provided in a timely manner * Repairs and faults were repaired quickly and without hassle * All fiscal issues were managed in a timely manner * The scope for preferred tenancy of the rental property was of a high standard * Sale of the property appeared effortless and seamless (for me) Without hesitation I highly recommend Symon in sales, Heather in property management and the rest of the Badenoch Real Estate team. Again thanks one and all!!!!!
I wish to convey my absolute gratitude and thanks to the team at Badenoch Real Estate. I have had nothing but positive dealings with the team as they have proven themselves to be utmost professionals. For the past 7 years they have gone above and beyond in providing me with the very best service in every aspect of renting and of being a landlord. As a client on both sides of the market and having experienced several real estate companies through renting, Badenoch have been the easiest, friendliest and most professional company, which I have engaged with. As I recently sold my investment property, I could not be happier with the outcome and the stress free manner in which they handled my sale and I will always recommend Badenoch to anyone for any real estate needs. Regards Che