Commitment to Personal Service and Community
Cherie and Brad, North Curl Curl
We were to referred to James by a Buyers agent who had the experience of dealing with James first hand - the main comment being, a ruthless negotiator - and overall good guy. A hardworking, gritty, determined operator - James was upfront, honest with his feedback and had a very strong belief in his ability to deliver.
James held his experience and himself with high respect and regard, and he didn't disappoint by keeping us in line the whole time. As first time sellers, the process was very emotional and he managed our expectations very well. An affable, caring - genuine professional who is extremely passionate about his craft.
Thank you James - you were a true gentleman and are a credit to the Industry ( albeit smiling assassin ).
We were very impressed by James and John right from the start, selecting them as our agents based on their impressive results in the local area. Their display of people skills, market knowledge, professionalism, regular updates, reports, buyer feedback, guidance and willingness to go the extra mile provided great reassurance and peace of mind. It was a pleasure to have met them and their friendly team.Paul and Anna, North Manly
James is a local born and bred who has grown up and remained in the area and his knowledge of the market and locale was exceptional.Wayne and Jennifer, Curl Curl
From beginning of contractual obligations right through to the end, James always kept us informed and in the loop, communicating quickly and without prompting. We did not need to follow him up for anything, he was always one step ahead of us even when the pressure was on!
Thank you James for your skill and professionalism.
Graeme and Jacqui, Freshwater
We purchased our home 10 years ago form James and were confident at the time that James knows the area intimately, understands the market and what is happening in these changing times.
He works hard to finding us a range of buyers for our home.
SEA is always in contact immediately after the home opens and follows up interested parties. We were never in any doubt as to what is happening even though we were 4000km away!
Thanks James and team for selling our home
John has great knowledge of the market and follows a well planned and clear path. We felt really well supported and informed every step of the way. John and SEA are the Freshie experts, you can't do better than to put your trust in them.John and Samantha, Freshwater
James was thoroughly professional throughout the sale. He was also helpful with suggestions not strictly related to the sale. As a local agent, James was on top of the market at all times. He kept us fully informed of our options leading up to the auction, then handled what was effectively a min-auction before the event resulting in a sale price we had not contemplated - $150,000 above the reserve. Thank you James and the team for a great result.Helene and Nicholas, Freshwater
Paul and Annette, North Manly
Sold! James and the team at Smyth Estate Agents (SEA), worked diligently and sold our home prior to auction. We have known James for a number of years and he has an intimate knowledge of the local real estate market. He has many contacts in the area and always knows what is happening in the market.
The point of difference for James is that his guidance on market price is realistic. He will not over promise and under deliver. His track record speaks for itself.
We were first introduced to James 6 years ago when my husband decided to do a soft sell. Still being too attached to our amazing property we decided to not go ahead even though James achieved an amazing result. 4 weeks ago we decided to list and downsize and not wishing to shop around for other agents who "up-sell the value" we went straight to James for an honest appraisal of its current value.Karen and Eric, Queenscliff
So very glad we made that decision! Not only did we have amazing results with the number of views and interest due to his extensive data base and professional marketing campaign but James achieved a very quick sale in what is at present a very uncertain market due to current economic times. And negotiated a price beyond what we expected! Professional, honest with an instinctive knowledge of the real value of real estate in this area with a high respect for the vendor! Rare in this aggressive and volatile real estate market of unrealistic promises!
James was engaged, informative and always kept me up to date on the progress of my sale. He accurately assessed the market and ensured that I had a great level of interest from prospective buyers. In the end he managed to achieve a price greater than my expectations in a very smooth and timely sale.Andy, Dee Why
James ran a fantastic campaign for us with a result that far exceeded our expectations. He was professional, communicated well and each decision was always ours. He has incredible market knowledge and gave us a good expectation of sale price (that was well exceeded). He put a lot of effort into closing out the sale and was respectful and trustworthy always working for us. I would highly recommend James and his team. I thought the process would be stressful, it was nothing of the sort.Adam and Megan James - 20/52 Carrington Parade, Curl Curl
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