Client on Andrew Degn of Place Estate Agents
“Andrew Degn is a true professional. He is a fine example of what a real estate agent should aspire to be. Throughout the process of selling our house Andrew kept us fully up to date with what was happening and ensured that the process went smoothly and that we were 100% satisfied with every aspect of our sale. We are so happy with Andrew that we will list all our future properties with him and unconditionally recommend him to others.” (M. Gill)
“We found Andrew to be flawless. He was highly professional with integrity, optimistic but realistic and he looked after our best interests at all times. Brilliant!
He deserves to be No. 1.” (J. Beams)
Client on Tim Douglas of Place Estate Agents
“Tim Douglas handled the sale of our house in Bardon in September 2012. We were extremely impressed with him and his team throughout the process. Tim has a very clear and astute grasp of the market in general and quickly saw the unique selling points of our property. He was calm and relaxed yet efficient and communicated with us effectively at every stage of the process. Most importantly, he achieved a price for our property that was above our expectations, and he did it remarkably quickly.
Tim makes selling a property look easy, but I suspect he's able to do that because of an enormous amount of work, expertise and thought that lies beneath the calm exterior.” (S & R Collings - 11 Barton Street, Bardon)
We are very grateful to Tim and his wonderful team for their hard work on our behalf and would not hesitate to recommend them. (10 Annie St, Paddington)
“We were extremely happy with the service that we received from Tim and the team regarding the sale of our house. We felt that Tim was extremely honest throughout the whole process, constantly keeping us updated with his interactions with potential buyers. He was able to help us understand what the market was doing and this assisted with our quick sale.
More than other agents that we interviewed at the time, we felt that Tim listened to us. He understood our position regarding marketing spend. Most importantly, we believed at the beginning that Tim would be able to achieve the best price for our property, and in hindsight, we think that he did just that.” (S Ward & F Morley)
“Many thanks for all your help in the sale of our property. We went with you on a recommendation and we felt that we always received excellent service from you all and achieved a great result. Tim's communication after each open house was timely and honest and we felt that our property was being very well represented. These things are never an easy experience, however I felt that we were very supported with well-placed advice from the team. Thank you for all your help.” (J & K Williams - 46 Vale Street, Wilston)
Tim Douglas handled the sale of our house in Bardon. We were extremely impressed with him and his team throughout the process. Tim has a very clear and astute grasp of the market in general and quickly saw the unique selling points of our property. He was calm and relaxed yet efficient and communicated with us effectively at every stage of the process. Most importantly, he achieved a price for our property that was above our expectations, and he did it remarkably quickly. (11 Barton Street)
After three months with another real estate agency, going through the frustration of cleaning and tidying for numerous open houses, waiting with baited breath for feedback and then not receiving one single offer, we turned to Tim Douglas and his team for help.
Tim (you) could not have been more professional. He knows real estate and he knows this area, so he understood who our target market was and designed the campaign accordingly. The effect of his marketing campaign was immediate; inspections increased; interest was shown; offers were put on the table. And Tim worked every viewing and every lead looking for the 'right' buyer. Then on the day before the auction, true to his word that he would get us the best possible price, Tim came back with an offer that we were happy to accept.
I can't recommend Tim highly enough, and in addition I would like to stress to other vendors, not to do as we did, but to go to Tim Douglas first!!
Tim Douglas was the first and only agent I thought of to call when considering selling my property in Toowong. Two years prior Tim had sold to me my first property in Brisbane after moving from interstate. His local knowledge of the area was unsurpassed as was his excellent service and follow up on, and after purchase. The subsequent sale of my property exceeded my expectations, and it was not surprising that Tim and his team achieved a great result and in record time! The consistent and honest communication, professionalism and customer service to all stakeholders from the team at Place West has been at the forefront of my high regard. Tim also assisted with sourcing short term accomodation for me after settlement. Tim and his team are the" one stop shop" that I have, and will continue to highly recommend at any chance I have.
(Cheers, Sam - 37 Horrocks Street, Toowong)
Tim is a great agent that worked extremely hard for us. He was honest and kept us up to date very regularly. I would have no hesitation in recommending Tim to sell your house.
(John Corry – Vendor of 16 White Street, Kelvin Grove)
Thanks again for all your help in making the sale of my townhouse a smooth and pleasant experience.
I felt very comfortable with your professional sales expertise from the beginning and was rewarded with a seamless sale.
I was pleased with the price achieved and consequently confident to make our next move in real estate.
Thanks a lot Tim
Client on Simon Wheelans of Place
”Shaun & I would like to thank Simon for his fantastic service last year to help us purchase our house in Auchenflower. Relocating from interstate, Simon's knowledge of the area and professional advice was greatly appreciated. From finding a house to suit our needs, through to contract signing Simon was always available, helpful and ready to answer questions. With the help of Simon and his team, the buying process was simple and efficient.” (Shaun & Alisha McCarthy) “We want to take the opportunity to thank Simon Wheelans for the outstanding job he did on selling our home. Simon SOLD it for us within a WEEK of listing it with him! Simon was professional and easy to work with - he's a good communicator and he kept us informed with buyer feedback. Working with Simon turned the stress of selling our home into a pleasant experience. We would enlist Simon and his team at Place West again in the fu...
Client on Scott MacDonald of Place Estate Agents
"In all our dealings with Scott we have found him efficient, charming and astute. The sale of our property was completed promptly and without complications- this was due to Scott's diligence. I would have no hesitation in recommending Place and would most certainly use them again in the future.'' (Lucy West, 3/14 Fortitude St, Auchenflower)
"In November last year our house had been listed with another longstanding local agent for some two and a half months and we were despairing of ever receiving an offer, with very few groups attending our open houses or requesting private viewings. This was occurring at the outset of the global economic downturn and the agents seemed very hesitant and unsure of just how to operate in this market.
In complete contrast, you and Scott MacDonald, were a fresh breeze, breathing life into the selling of our home in Red Hill. You instilled confidence with your friendly and energetic approach, and importantly, were unfazed by the changing market, meeting its challenges with a fresh perspective and a proactive stance. In less than 1 month we had received 3 offers, one of which eventuated in the smooth and surprisingly painless sale of the property - and this was over the Christmas period, a time that brings its own set of challenges for agents, vendors and buyers.
For most people, the sale of a home is a stressful time: you and the Place team managed to alleviate that stress significantly - and gave us faith that all would be fine. That faith was well justified and so it is without reservation that we thank you, Scott, and all at Place, and offer our wholehearted recommendation to any prospective clients." (Robyn Harding & Chris Paterson)
"Scott I must commend you on your work ability - excellent and pleasant client relations, you instill a confidence and reassurance that matters are in good hands; you are efficient and always willing to listen and assist. Good luck with your future." (Vicki Bright, 122 Gerler St, Bardon )
"Buying and selling in the current climate can be fraught with stress and uncertainty, but that's just what we have done - and thoroughly enjoyed the process, thanks to the enterprise and enthusiasm of Scott MacDonald and Tim Douglas.
Their knowledge of the local market and calming influence helped us buy our new house in Paddington and sell our unit at Rosalie. Their insights and experience were invaluable and provided great peace of mind.
We'd be more than happy to recommend them to anyone contemplating the purchase or sale of property in this part of Brisbane." (Rose & Joe Hoffmann)
"Thanks again, Scott.
We will certainly bear you in mind for future purchases. You know how to provide a complete service, and not just turn your back when the sale is completed.
Kim and I would like to thank you, Ben and the team at Place West for helping us buy our new home at Red Hill. We dealt with a lot of agents in our search for the right home, and we found dealing with your office very pleasant. Inspections were arranged without hassle and proceeded on-time. Contract negotiations were handled sensitively with an understanding of both parties' objectives but with a clear determination to secure a sale. Now we just can't wait to move in next week.
Thanks again" (Steven and Kim)
Property Management Testimonials
“You have been absolutely wonderful, it was great to finally get great service and feel our property manager actually realises we exist. Please pass on to your manager as honestly you have been a complete pleasure to deal with and extremely polite and open and efficient with communication.”
“And thank you very much for all your help and that of Place over the years they have managed our property.”
Thanks so much!!
Just want to say Place have been very good with rental property management. I loved living at 35 ****** Terrace, and the owner was always great with upkeep and maintenance. Thanks so much to you and your staff for all your communications and helpfulness in finalising things.
I would definitely recommend your business to friends.
“It has been 18 months now since you took over the management of my portfolio of rental properties .
I would like to commend you on a job well done . You have managed to secure good quality tenants and achieve high rental prices . My vacancy rates have been minimal and we have not had one incident requiring a meeting at the tribunal.
In addition maintenance work is followed through to ensure it is completed by the contractors and routine inspections are always performed on time.
An overall excellent result in the many varied requirements of being a property manager and delivered with professionalism and reliability.
“Communication, both verbal & email were excellent. Accounting always prompt.
“Place” Paddington are a team of professionals who are diligent to property owners needs and handle property management in a well-run office.
Always approachable - commendable service.
“Excellent team, doing an excellent job.
Staff always friendly, hardworking, and want what is best for the tenants and owners.
Excellent communication, work undertaken with no fuss. 2x properties- both never in arrears with rent.
Can't speak more highly of the team.
Client on Sacha Hennessy of Place West Estate Agents
"25th July 2014
To Whom it May Concern,
Having previously purchased another property, we were hoping for a quick, fuss free sale. Sacha Hennessy and the Place team had a great turn out to our open houses and secured an offer after the second open. Thank you for making a stressful time as easy as it could be.
We highly recommend that you engage Sacha in your property sale." (Brett McAleese & Cassie Dittman - 15 Atthow Avenue, Ashgrove 4060)
"To Whom it May Concern,
Having previously purchased another property, we were hoping for a quick, fuss-free sale. Sacha Hennessy and the
Place Team, along with their extensive knowledge of the area and expertise, provided the correct marketing
campaign to make sure we had a great turn out to our open houses. Needless to say they secured an offer of which
we were very happy to accept, after the second open.
Thank you Sacha – We thought selling our home would be a worrying time, but you and the Place Team made the
whole process stress free, pleasant and positive experience.
We highly recommend that you engage Sacha in your property sale."
(Brett McAleese and Cassie Dittman)
"We recently engaged Sacha Hennessy to sell our much loved family home in Bardon. She kept us informed from
sign up through to settlement and ensured the process was handled with a combination of professionalism and
determination. Sacha is extremely hardworking, honest and always willing to listen and assist. We recommend
that you work with Sacha in your property sale or purchase."
(Jeff and Sharyn Ulcoq)
"I recently engaged Sacha Hennessy to sell my rental property in Petrie Terrace. It was important to me to have
confidence in my chosen agent as I live in Melbourne and was not able to be in Brisbane for any part of the campaign.
Sacha impressed me with her attention to detail in planning the campaign strategy. She helped me prepare
the house for sale in my absence and made me feel at ease with constant communication throughout the sales
process. My tenants were also thankful of Sacha’s professionalism and sensitivity to their needs during the
campaign. I had several offers within weeks and Sacha worked hard to negotiate with all parties to achieve the
best result for me.
I would recommend you use Sacha and the Place team to sell your home."
(Josie Wagstaff - South Yarra VIC 3141)
"To Whom it May Concern,
Sacha Hennessy was personable, knowledgeable of the market, flexible to our needs and enthusiastic about
our property through all stages of the sale process. She provided an honest and accurate appraisal of the property
value from the beginning, a clear and effective sales strategy, and kept us up to date on interest and feedback
over the relatively short time our property ended up being on the market. We were very happy with the process
and wholeheartedly recommend Sacha and the Place West team’s skill and professionalism in assisting you with
your property sale."
(Ken Aberdeen - 44 Markwell Street, Auchenflower)
"Both my partner and I were delighted by the result of the recent sale of our home in Ashgrove. We wanted a quick
campaign and Sacha, along with the team at Place delivered beyond our expectations.
The communication we received before, during and after the sale kept us well and truly in the loop which we both appreciated. In the space
of 14 months, we have dealt with Sacha both as a buyer and a seller and we could not be happier with either experience.
Thanks again Sacha!!"
Derrick and I would like to thank you for not only the great outcome you achieved but for making the experience
actually enjoyable! Your dedication to being available at often inconvenient times and your strategic thinking was
above expectation and certainly showed in the final result. Good luck for future sales."
(Cheryl Hansen - 21 June Street Mitchelton)