Type of property: Apartment
Reason of purchase: Investment
Location: Eastern Suburbs, Woollahara
I had been searching and bidding on flats/houses in Sydney’s Inner West and Eastern Suburbs, unsuccessfully for 7 months, and after sinking thousands of dollars on building inspections and conveyancer fees on properties that Agents had misguided me on, it was suggested to me that I needed a more targeted approach. I was recommended a local buyer’s advocacy Agency, Cohen Handler. I did not realise this, but it was the best move I could have made in helping us achieve our property purchase ambitions in Sydney.
From the first interaction with Ben Handler, we found this Agency to be professional, understanding of our situation, outcome focused and courteous. Our key contact, Tom Penfold, was brilliant and we can’t thank him enough because he helped us secure a property within 1 month. We needed someone on our side, to help us really evaluate the price of a property, and this is what we got. From meeting Tom, I knew that we would get the right property at the right price. Working to a strict budget and understanding our brief, Tom was able to present back to us options of properties, which were fundamental in helping us decide what we really wanted. His clear acquisition strategy, brilliant communication, knowledge of the market, industry contacts and love of what he does, gave us the confidence we were going to find the property we were after and we did! Thank you Tom.
Having purchased our property in Woollahra we wanted to rent out flat. At this point, it was obvious to us that our Property management agents should be Cohen Handler. Jayne Nancarrow, the Senior Property Manager, has been absolutely fantastic and such an asset for our acquisition campaign. Jayne ‘s vast experience, tenacity, understanding, open communication and ability to get our property rented out by the date of settlement, was a game changer for us. We will be getting 5%-6% yield. Again, having someone like Jayne looking after our property, just gives us absolute piece of mind that we have an Agent who knows what they are doing and works for the interests of the landlord…well worth the fee.
Thank you Jayne, just fantastic.
Overall, a great experience thus far, and would recommend to anyone.
Surami Weerasinghe (Woollahra)