Attention: Mr Harry Lew
Director - Licensed Estate Agent
Bayview Real Estate
481 Main Street
MORDIALLOC VIC 3195
I write today to thank you so much for handling the sale of our property in Parkdale. We were thrilled with the result which was some $61,000 above expectations. We thank you for keeping us informed after each inspection and providing us valuable feedback as things progressed.
We greatly appreciated the time you took to help guide us through the process of choosing the best method to sell by and advertising options to compliment that. We also appreciated the examples you showed us to help us make these important decisions. As you know we did talk to other agents however we were reassured by your confident, calm approach and your assurance that you understood how important this sale was to us and our expectations, which, as it turned out, were far exceeded!!!
I would also like to take this opportunity to again thank your property managers. Our property had been rented through Bayview for over 10 years and we have never had an issue. The property has rarely been empty, inspections were regular and thorough and always reported to us and we would commend your staff on every level.
We would certainly recommend Bayview to any prospective customers and you are most welcome to give any such potential clients my mobile number – I would be happy to endorse your service as rental property managers and sales agents.
Thank you again and all the best for the festive season to you and all your team.
Dear Harry and the Bayview Realestate team,
We wish to extend our sincerest gratitude to yourself and the Bayview Realestate team for the advice, guidance and support we received during our recent property sale and purchase. We were most impressed by your professionalism, attention to detail and commitment to providing a complete solution to our market needs, extending beyond the sale of our property. The great communication we experienced kept us informed at every stage of the process and contributed to a overall positive experience.
Additionally we would like to extend an special thank you to Harry Lew for his assistance on auction day. Harry's support was invaluable in securing our new home - Harry ensured everything was in order to represent us at auction (we had a baby due any minute!) - and although we were in attendance on the day, we are positive his confidence and decisive approach improved our position greatly.
Sandy and Scott Hope
Property: 21B Foam Street Aspendale
A big thank you to Harry and the team at baview real estate for your help in selling my mothers house. Not only did you provide a thoroughly professional service but you achieved a sell price in excess of our expectations..
Your help and guidance through the process was first rate and removed any level of stress that was associated with the sale. Your assistance in organizing the valuation to the de cluttering advice and presentation of the marketing was first rate.
The firm sale method of selling was thoroughly explained and well executed. This method of sale allowed more time to review and think about the offers compared to the on the spot decision that must be made at auction. Having the independent valuation allowed us to get an expectation of what the house would sell for.
Once again thank you for a stress free and successful sale of the property and I will ensure that I recommend you services to all of my friends and family.
I had been looking for a house in the bayside area for what seems like forever! I had even engaged a professional buyers advocate at one time. As a potential buyer, navigating the real estate market can be daunting to say the least. Sure you can read books or guides online but you never really know in who's interest all this advice is?
After a chance meeting with Harry one day he offered to look over the plans for a house I was considering. He immediately noticed some issues with the floor plan, specifically the size of the bedrooms. Not something I had really noticed. Over the next few years of looking and several potential houses, Harry was a great sounding board for me on the houses I was considering. Plus Harry was able to provide me with information on what a particular might be worth and what the selling agents strategy might be.
Harry also put me in touch with a builder he recommended for property inspections who was a lot more affordable than the other options I had considered. This would save me money by providing a verbal report with photographs, rather than the expense of a full written report. This allowed me to go to an auction with knowledge on any hidden costs of owning a property.
When I finally purchased a property at auction last weekend I felt very confident in what I was buying and what my strategy would be. In the end I was very happy with the result and felt that I was very well prepared.
Regards, Simon Block
Property: Como Parade West Parkdale
We are so happy to have sold our unit and would like to thank you, Kerri and the team for all your hard work. We believe we have made the best decision choosing Bayview and taking the set sale approach.
We were pleased with how professional you were, by giving us immediate feedback after each inspection and giving us plenty of notice when potential vendors were coming to inspect our unit. You have made us feel comfortable throughout the process and we were very confident that you could get us the best price for our unit. Our time with Bayview began with the pleasant buying experience of this Parkdale unit.
It then continued with years of successful rental and now a very comfortable selling process of the unit.
For all of the above reasons, we would recommend you to anyone contemplating renting their property out, buying and also selling. We wish you all continued success.
Christensen St Cheltenham
I wanted to say thank you for your recent assistance in our commercial real estate sale. For approximately 18 years you have provided to me Real Estate advice and services, assisting in purchasing and selling both residential and commercial properties, as well as property management services.
I have come to rely on you for the most accurate advice, attention to detail and professional approach I have known in Real Estate - you really do understand customer service. Harry I have always felt like a valued client when dealing with yourself and your staff at Bayview Real Estate. Your staff are a great reflection of your values and attitude - which is why there is such longevity with your team in sales and property management - the cornerstone of your success.
You deserve to be congratulated on your career and business Harry - but most importantly Harry you are to be thanked for making both my wife and I feel confident in making important decisions regarding our real estate purchases and sales.
Regards Gary Lucas
Lucas Electrical and Integrated Services
I would like to thank Bayview real estate, especially Harry Lew, for their support, guidance and dedication in selling my property.Well I have to say they went above and beyond my expectation.
Harry advised if I spent a bit to give the property a facelift, a bit of TLC, then I could expect to receive more than I initially wanted. At this time I was basically working 12 hours most days with commitments on other days. Harry was my main connection to the property. Guiding me through what colours are in at the moment, what carpets would match, lighting etc. Also he had contact names and numbers of who could assist with “fair” prices and obviously as I wasn't available he was always there to meet the tradesmen for quotes or repairs and even checking that the job was up to standard after.
Harry is a determined, dedicated, committed and a realistic Estate Agent. He knows what you want yet knows what you can achieve.A couple of options were given as to how to actually execute the sale. One was to put the property up for Auction. The second was to use the Set Sale which is what
I decided, as the process was more attractive and less stress.Well after only one open for inspection an offer was made. So less than two weeks my unit was sold and after the facelifting advice from Harry, the offer from the Purchaser was $40,000.00 more than what I was expecting.A Big Thank You to Harry Lew and the team at Bayview Real Estate.
"In a very difficult market, we were well advised by Bayview Real Estate. Local market experience and knowledge was reassuring, the personal attention to our needs and preferences welcome, but most important was the agency's confidence that the right buyer would deliver the right price - which is exactly what happened.
In addition, Bayview simultaneously provided valuable advice about negotiating the purchase of our new home."
Peter and Julie Kent, 5 Ashmore Avenue Mordialloc
"Harry Lew and Kerri Hancock, on behalf of Bayview Real Estate, most successfully orchestrated the sale of our first family home in Aspendale, whilst coordinating the proposal for a larger property in Mordialloc to house our swiftly maturing teenage sons.
Matters of business were handled efficiently;
all the while, concurrent negotiations were conducted with discretion and the utmost professionalism. Pleasingly, final outcomes were as desired, both in value and timing.
Most importantly though, was the sensitive and respectful manner with which both Kerri and Harry and the Bayview office managed the expectations of all concerned. They were patient, unobtrusive, articulate and caring.
I am so very grateful."
Jason Hopkins-Gamble, 12 LINCOLN PARADE, ASPENDALE
"I chose your agency as I had witnessed you in action. The level of professionalism your staff displayed impressed me. The Set Sale strategy made really good sense to me and my home sold in two weeks.
Your staff met my expectations and maintained their professional standards at all times. They were courteous, respectful, well presented and acted with integrity through the entire process. It would be true to say they helped dispel my illusion of the typical "real estate agent" which wasn't very flattering!"
Jan Dalton (IT Business Analyst Patrick Shipping Pty Ltd)
"What was expected to be an ordeal turned out to be a pleasure... From the moment we decided to sell you carefully guided through the benefits and pitfalls of different processes. With your guidance and assistance we selected Set Sale and not only got more than we expected but sold very quickly. It is rare these days to find an agency like yours that displays such a high level of integrity and care."
Dennis, Hilary, Joanne and Baron Frankel - Dingley Village
"Thank you again for selling my property - our third together! You have always impressed me with your quiet, sincere professionalism and ability to close a deal without anyone feeling pressured. This time, as before, the price attained has exceeded my expectations and I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone.
The Set Sale method used to reassuring knowing an end date to the campaign and to know there wouldn't be a public airing of my real estate business to all and sundry like an Auction. The sale set off a flurry of activity in the street with neighbours either side ultimately commissioning you to do the same for them."
Yvonne Craig - Patterson Lakes
"Thank you for your speedy and very satisfying sale of my property. Your advice on using "Set Sale" proved to be absolutely correct and I would have no hesitation in recommending your team."
Kay Ken - Moorabbin
"Thank you for making the sale of our mothers home so stress free. We appreciated your sensitive and professional handling of the marketing and negotiating aspects associated with the sale.
The sale price exceeded all our expectations and the achieving of a short condition free settlement of only 22 days helped us to minimise accommodation costs for our mother. We are happy to recommend you to our family, friends and work colleagues who are considering selling."
Mark Wilton (on behalf of the Wilton Family) - Mentone