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What our clients say

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

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 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

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 Heather Twenty years ago, when we were all a bit younger, we purchased an investment property from you.  At that time you and your people were very professional and extremely helpful,  all of which contributed to our decision to go ahead with the purchase.  As it turned out the property proved be an outstanding investment.   The making of that investment is attributable to your property management systems and the professionalism of your people.  Your management team always ensured we had the very best tenants and the property was always maintained to the highest possible standards.  Over the years my wife and I wrote to your organisation and congratulated them on their outstanding work plus what a pleasure it was dealing with them.   Recently, your agency sold our investment unit for us and once again we are very, very satisfied customers.   Your sales people are excellent and their commitment and service far exceeded our expectations.  It is evident that your sales people are extremely knowledgable, very focussed and always ensure there are open and timely communications.  The demonstrated team work of your sales people is highly commendable.   We thank you and all the people at Badenoch that we have dealt with over many years for their enduring and stellar service.   Christine and Craig   

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!!!!!
Kylie

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

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
Margaret

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,
Naomi

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.
Brett