12A/83-85A Pittwater Road, Hunters Hill
Dear Matthew and Claire,
I had great prior experience with Ward Partners as they had managed the rental of my property when I moved away from Australia. In terms of selling Ward Partners were very easy to deal with, everything was managed remotely as I was based in Switzerland at the time.
They gave me an overview of the selling process with options. I chose to go to auction. There was some minor maintenance, and dressing the property for display, all of this was very capably managed by Ward Partners. They kept me informed without overloading me with detail. The actual sale was very quick and efficient.
If I ever wanted to buy or sell another property in Sydney, I’d have no hesitation in asking Ward Partners to manage this with me.
28 Ferry Street, Hunters Hill
Matthew Ward sold our Hunters Hill property in April this year after a very short marketing campaign. The scope of Ward's extensive database and their honest and realistic advice, made for a stress free and efficient sale.
This combined with Matthew's very professional and personal approach ensured a positive experience for us as vendors and a great outcome.
This is the second property Wards has sold for us and we highly recommend them.
Sharne & Tim Howarth
57 Burns Crescent, Chiswick
I recently had the pleasure of engaging Ward Partners to not only manage but also sell an investment property. The sale process itself was effortless on my part. Ward Partners exemplary management of the promotion and advetising of the property led to a result far in excess of expectations. From my perspective the entire process was managed expertly to ensure a more than satisfactory, and more importantly, stress-free result. It is without hesitation that i recommend Ward Partners a property managers and selling agents.
4 Collingwood Street, Woolwich
Happy to provide a testimonial.
We purchased our house through Matthew Ward in 2005. Since that time Matt has always kept in touch and has been interested in how we redeveloped the property. When we were thinking of selling we talked with Matt around our future plans and let him know that if he became aware of the right buyer we would bring forward our plans to sell.
Matt carefully pre-qualified potential purchasers to ensure no ones time was wasted. The ultimate buyer inspected the property and reached commercial terms of sale on the same day. Matt's understanding of the needs of both the vendor and purchaser was crucial in realising the sale of our property in such an efficient manner.
5 Edwin Street, Drummoyne
Dear Claire and Matthew,
A few words regarding the wonderful job you both did in selling 5 Edwin Street, Drummoyne.
When we decided to sell our first family home in Drummoyne after 14 years, we did all the due diligence a vendor should do. We met with several real estate agents, prepared the house for sale and had a good understanding of current market performance and how that married with our expectations / property. We just needed to find the right agent.
From our first meeting with Ward Partners it was clear they were the stand out agency. Claire and Matthew presented a cleverly devised sales and marketing strategy that aligned well with our property and the target market. They were competitively priced and professional in all aspects of our dealings. They were willing to negotiate. However, the most persuasive factor in choosing Ward Partners was the honesty and integrity that Claire and Matthew bring to the table. There is no doubt they are experts in the business of real estate but what makes Ward Partners exceptional is the honesty and integrity with which they do business. Rarely found in this industry.
They provided excellent advice on how to best present the home and went to great lengths to ensure the photography and marketing was second to none. The inner west is a highly competitive marketplace and I really felt that our property stood out, even the signboard was beautiful and set a tone that we were a premium product to the street and the buyers coming through the door.
We were updated daily on the progress of buyers throughout the campaign and always had full confidence that their recommendations were in our best interest. The results speak for themselves - our home was sold prior to auction (actually within 6 days of our first open house) and at a price above our expectations.
The entire sales process from first open home to settlement was smooth and stress free. Without hesitation we would recommend Claire and Matthew Ward from Ward Partners to anyone thinking of selling their property - they simply are the best in the market.
Jason & Julie Yee
44 Woolwich Road, Hunters Hill
To Whom It May Concern,
I should like to place on record the extent of my esteem for Ward Partners and particularly for Claire and Matthew Ward.
In early October, 2014, I made a decision to place my home of 40 years on the market that Spring and, without any warning, asked Ward Partners to be my agents and work out a marketing plan for this to happen. I had previously interviewed all the major estate agents working in Hunters Hill and worked out, by a process of elimination, which one was best suited to me and my situation. Some of the factors that prompted my decision were:
Competency in and knowledge of the local market by the agents concerned
Trust in honesty of evaluation of property and honesty in all matters
Experience of the agents and their ability to judge contenders’ intentions and resources, as well as being able to negotiate with them on my behalf
Confidence in the ability of the agents to achieve the price I wanted for my property
Ease of communication between agents and me
Willingness and ability of agents to assist me in securing the tradespeople I needed to get the house to the standard I required before it went to market
Knowledge that the back-up team supported and worked as one with their principals
Recommendation to the agency by trusted friends who had used them recently
As it happened Matthew and Claire Ward, met the highest standards one could possibly hope for in all of the above criteria and more. Although I had only allowed a little over three weeks to get my house ready, I had their full and utter co-operation in achieving this. Magically, builders, electricians and other tradespersons I had been unable to secure before were now on site and completing those tasks that needed to be done. (It helped that my own painters who had been engaged to paint the house in November were able to alter their schedule to do it in October.) Claire and Matthew were in constant contact to ensure that everything was being done and to offer more help and suggestions should they be needed. I felt that I had engaged a team of carers whose total job was to ensure that my every need was met! (Most important, as I am widowed and had no one else to rely on.) In the end, it was my own painters who needed three more days to complete their work, so it took 4 weeks only from decision to market.
Once the Opens for Inspection began, all was ease and fun for me and the Ward team did their job perfectly, keeping me up-to-date on the house viewers and any likely prospects and providing details of the situation on a weekly basis, as well as filling me in with regular discussions. When it came to an offer to buy, the negotiations were handled perfectly and I achieved a price way beyond what other agents had proposed (hundreds of thousands, in fact) and within a few thousands of my “dream price”. This was prior to auction, so I was saved from that gruelling experience. Since then the Wards have kept in touch to make sure I am managing the packing and leaving phase. Their approach has always been friendly, helpful and accommodating and our communication so good that I feel I have made life-time friends.
I am totally happy with the whole process of selling my house and propose, with total confidence, that anyone considering the same should place their trust and their business with Ward Partners.
9/38 Tranmere Street, Drummoyne
I couldn’t let the year wrap up without getting this letter to you.
In relation to selling our beloved apartment in Tranmere Street earlier in the year we just wanted to say Thank You!
Having sold two apartments in our block already and knowing we were thinking about a move you suggested it may be possible to sell our place for a great price with little to no fuss.
Given how busy we both are we were really temped by this idea however… only at a certain price. You understood what number it would take to move us and given your experience and existing relationships with the buyers in the market you were able to achieve it after just one inspection. It was literally that easy!
I would have no hesitation in recommending you to prospective clients, your approach with buyers and sellers alike is straight forward, passionate and knowledgeable and we really enjoyed our experience with you.
While we didn’t have to spend any money on marketing, awesome, we have always thought your brand stands out locally in comparison to that of your competitors.
I know the new owners are happy there, we do miss Drummoyne however we also enjoying the beach!
Scott & Amber Kelly
23/106 Lower St Georges Crescent, Drummoyne
Just a short note to thank you for your time, effort and skill in selling my Drummoyne unit. People hear stories of sellers being stressed, anxious, tense and hassled when selling their property, you made the experience as pleasant as a stroll in the park in springtime.
This of course does not happen by chance, you exhibited true expertise, in placing a true and achievable selling price on my unit which must come from your and the other Wards excellent knowledge of the Drummoyne market, and your proficiency and know how in marketing the property which led to the successful sale of the unit, all within the marketing time agreed, all of which adds up to true professionalism.
Should I be in the market again either as buyer or seller Ward Partners would be my choice of agent.
Again sincere thanks for your excellent service.
8/2 Mount Street, Hunters Hill
As settlement approaches, I would like to thank you for all your recent efforts on behalf of the Sawyer family.
My mother lived in the property for nearly 30 years and all three brothers knew we were offering something special. We wanted someone with whom we could trust to handle the sale, and trust you we could. With all three of us living out of Sydney, there were logistical issues preparing the property for sale, but with your assistance and your network of trades, this process was smooth and effective.
The marketing campaign certainly hit the spot and captured the unique elements of the property perfectly. The number of people through the door on the very first day was remarkable.
Your advice was sound from the outset and your communication during the process was comprehensive. The auction played our almost exactly as you thought it would. Achieving more than $100,000 above the reserve on the day was excellent.
Thank you very much for everything. We appreciate your efforts and wish you well for the future.
23 Abigail Street, Hunters Hill
Dear Matthew and Claire,
Dad and I would like to thank you for the fantastic job you did on selling 23 Abigail Street. You were the first agents we spoke to and we knew from our first meeting with you that there was no need to look any further.
You met all our requests, offered useful advice and then guided us through the campaign with calm expertise, always with excellent communication, leaving us feeling at all times that we were one team.
But most of all we would like to thank you for realising the true value of the house and in doing so achieving the outstanding result, beyond our expectations.
It was a delight dealing with you both and we wish you all the very best for the future.
John and Alan Finnan