Type of property: Free-Standing House.
Reason of purchase: Primary Residence
Location: Suttie Rd, Bellevue Hill, NSW, 2030
The client was shown two properties in Bellevue Hill, which were both going to auction on the same night. The dialogue and due diligence to determine preference was strongly pursued to the 11th auction hour. The choice to attend the auction at 25 Fairweather Rd, Bellevue Hill brought a non-result at $3.5million (above-ceil), the unfortunate streak had continued.
The second property had now become the focus. Prior to the Suttie Rd auction of Bellevue Hill, CohenHandler had uncovered that an earlier campaign had surmounted to non-result by inability to breach vendor private treaty reserve. The title had been quoted in the high $2-3 million range. Under a CohenHandler distressed seller strategy, the property could be secured at $2.75 million if it was signed that night. With numerous counter offers exchanged and valued dialogue, the client and vendor penned late that night at $2.71 million.
Steven – we cannot thank you and Simon enough for finding what really felt to us to be a needle in the Eastern Suburbs haystack – a family house that ticked all the boxes of our very specific brief, that you managed to secure for us in a late night, off-market deal at a price significantly lower than we ever expected. From the moment you took over our brief we knew we were in the most capable of hands. Your passion for property is clearly evident, coupled with an encyclopedic memory of prices paid (and more!) of every house we saw was truly impressive and a real value add to our search. As we have young children, we so appreciated you spending countless hours vetting properties on our behalf so we only needed to inspect those that made your short list. You were at all times constantly available and responsive, whether it was early in the morning or late at night.
Having previously worked as an agent on the sell side you had genuine familiarity with the selling agents and methodology they use which we felt gave us an edge, particularly on the unrepresented competition. We felt very lucky to have someone who was completely trustworthy, positive, energetic, a great negotiator and at the same time a genuine “nice guy”, who we could openly communicate and easily work with. You told us when we finally find “the one” we will know – well we certainly have that feeling – and it was well worth the wait. Thank you again for your exceptional efforts. You and Simon make a great team and we would have no hesitation in highly recommending you and would most definitely use your services again.