What our clients say
Dear Symon Our relationship with Badenoch Real Estate started when our neighbour recommended your firm to us when we mentioned that we wanted to let our then family home.. From our first contact with Heather and her property management team we felt secure in the fact that our property was in good hands, both physically as far as carrying out inspections and financially as all the accounts were handled promptly with thorough monthly and end of year account statements. So when it came to selling our property we had no hesitation in giving the job to you and the sales team at Badenoch. As we had come to expect from Badenoch, our property sale was handled with great professionalism and at no time did we feel under pressure to continually drop our price to get a quick sale, we always felt that you were working for us and to get the best result possible. Your contact with us after every exhibition and with potential buyers was fantastic, it seemed that a day didn't go by without an email from you keeping us up to date with the sale. It has been a great pleasure to work with the Badenoch Real Estate team both with the letting and sale of our property, every body that we came in contact with at Badenoch seemed to be able to mix professionalism with a warm and welcoming attitude that made us feel very comfortable and happy with our decision to pick your firm, to that end we have and will continue to recommend your services fro letting and sales into the future. Thank you and kind regards,
Debbie and Mark Sarah
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
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 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
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
Hi Heather I wish to thank you and your team for outstanding management of my property over 3 1/2 years. You came highly recommended, giving you the job for this very important task was one of the best decisions I have made in recent years. I have now moved into the property myself and find myself frequently being grateful for the condition in which it was handed over to me. The way in which you have streamlined your business is working well from the point of being a Landlord and even after our agreement was ended your staff have handled a couple of requests from me very obligingly. Cheers
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
Badenoch managed my property for over 7 years and were also the clear choice to manage its sale. The entire Badenoch team were professional and responsive throughout that entire period, and exceeded by a long way previous agencies I had experienced. What was said was done, and great outcomes were achieved. I recommend Badenoch without hesitation. Andrew
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
Badenoch RE has been managing my property for the last six years. In that time I have not had one single problem with tenants, or releasing the property. Badenoch have always produced “Top Rent Dollar” and vacancy time frames have not been more than seven days between tenants. Most of the time tenants resigned the property for another 12 months. All of this was done with a minimal of fuss as Badenoch managed the property proactively. Since this time, I have brought several properties. These properties were not in the ACT so I couldn’t use Badenoch RE as my Property Mangers. Most of these properties had high vacancy rates, and large numbers of tenant problems. It is at this time I found out how efficient and cost effective Badenoch are. Badenoch RE has given me those 2 things that I am after in a Real Estate Manager:- “Maximum Rent with Zero Hassles!” I recently ask Symon to sell my property, given that they have done such a great job with managing my property. Symon gave me all the information I was after regarding the Canberra RE market and my property. Symon sold my property within 5 days of it being on the market. He also achieved a price that was $5000 more than my requested price. I would have no hesitation in referring Symon to anyone selling their property.