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
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
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 Heather I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for managing my 5 rental properties. When I initially signed up with your firm - you told me not to worry any more about renting and management of the properties - that they were your responsibility now and that I would not have to be concerned about that again. You have been absolutely true to your word. During the almost three years your firm have been managing my properties I have ceased my continual worry, confident that you would deal with whatever issue arises and not trouble me unless necessary. Whenever a property is nearing the end of the lease you have acted to ensure that a new tenant is on place before the expiry of the existing lease, if an issue arises with a tenant you deal with it immediately and, as requested by me, do not trouble me with the minutiae. I really think that Badenoch is the best real estate company in Canberra. Again, many thanks
Dear Heather, Symon and Team This is a belated THANK YOU for the enormous help you have given me over the past two years. From the first time of meeting with Heather at the Phillip apartment (due to the complete disaster through xxxxxx Real Estate) it was evident that here was a highly ethical and professional business entity in whom I could find complete trust. The effort in finding new tenants as well as cleaning, repair and maintenance in such a very short time was amazing. The tenants found were of such a high calibre it was disappointing to then leave to place Phillip on the market to enable my move to Sydney for work reasons. Then to sell Phillip, take on my residential property in Richardson for a short term rental as well as place it on the market continued to show the high degree of professionalism that makes up the team at Badenoch Real estate. Whilst I was going through the stress of end year accounts, training a new person and moving to Sydney to rent and then purchase within the space of 12 months I never once had to worry or travel back to Canberra to check on my properties as it was clearly evident from the ongoing communications that everything was well in hand. Many, many thanks again to each and everyone of you - and I will have no hesitation in recommending Badenoch Real Estate to anyone contemplating either renting or buying in Canberra. Yours sincerely
To the Prospective Badenoch Client, I have had a relationship with Badenoch's for over 15 years, either as a renter, a property owner and recently, a property seller. My dealings with the team (in particular Heather, Symon, Natalie & Jayne) from day one have been nothing but productive, whether it be a request to them and their immediate response to the situation or how well they managed my property and eventual sale of that property. I sold my townhouse in Melba the 1st showing, which in the current real estate climate was simply amazing. Add to this fact that our townhome sold for $8k above asking price !!! Both Symon and Natalie were very informative on what, we as sellers, would sell our home. My advice to the prospective seller is to listen to what they tell you you should do, and follow the advice exactly to maximise your chances of selling. I can't recommend them enough for all your property needs.
Dear Heather, Symon and the Badenoch Team We are writing this letter to thank you all for the help and assistance that you office has given us over the last 12 months. You were very helpful when we needed a new agent to handle our Melba property to rent out. After a bad experience with our previous agent you put our minds at ease and made everything run very smoothly. Nothing was too much trouble form organizing tradesman to even picking up the keys from the previous agent for us. In June we approached you with regards to having to sell our property, with being in another state and unaware of the procedure involved you once again made our job much easier than expected. Symon could no have been more helpful and was always only a phone call or email away if we had any questions. It came time for the first open house and we were nervous about this and could not believe it when Symon called us to say that there were people that were very interested in the property. By the Monday morning following the open house we had a firm offer on our property and just could not believe how quickly and smoothly everything had gone. I cannot thank Symon enough for all his help and reassurance along the way. We have no hesitation in recommending the Badenoch Team, their professional manner which they handled our property, and the peace of mind they gave us was second to none.
Rodney and Cheryl
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 Heather, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your assistance with the sale of our property earlier this year. My only regret is that as I have moved to Brazil, the sale of my investment property marks the end of one of the best business relationships that I have experienced in Australia. From the time that you first helped me rent a property in Canberra many years ago, I have been nothing but satisfied with the service and effort that Badenoch Real Estate has offered me. The reason that I chose to appoint your office as the agents for my rental property was based on the meticulous way that your staff cared for the property that I rented from you. Although I had many offers from other agents to act on my behalf when I purchased my investment property in Canberra, I wanted the security and knowledge that my property would be cared for as if I was living in it. In my mind, yours was only real estate agency that proved capable to do this and you have never made me regret my decision. It was very easy and reassuring to leave it matters in the hands of your staff. Similarly, when I decided to sell my property, I turned to Badenoch Real Estate and the service was just as I expected. The property sold very quickly and your staff was again extremely helpful. Even though I am on the other side of the world, I still felt reassured and the communication was excellent throughout the process. I felt compelled to write and thank you and your staff for your efforts and assistance over the years. When I return to Australia and/or decide to invest in property again, rest assured that I will be looking to Badenoch for help. Yours sincerely