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Sales Testimonials

Dear Elite Realestate, Recently I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Jamie Thompson. I contacted him after seeing he had sold a property in the same street as my own in a very short period of time. Jamie is a true professional in every way. There was no pressure but simply a great strategy that was put forward with a best offer campaign. I had already decided on another agent that I had seen but after one meeting with Jamie decided to go with him. Not only did he promise a higher price and lower commission but he delivered on every promise. Our house with his guidance, amazing photo shoot and constant contact sold before open inspection for a price beyond my expectations. I have sold 16 times before and at times had a bitter experience with agents. I can highly recommend Jamie and without a doubt I would buy and sell from him again. This has been the most enjoyable and positive sale in my real estate life experience.

Lynda Papadatos

I engaged Richard to sell my house after recommendation from a relative. I have found Richard to be professional, honest, knowledgeable of the market and very helpful when I had a hundred and one questions. Would I use Richard again, you bet I would.

Elaine Gray

Hi Jamie Just thought I would drop you line to say a HUGE thank you for the way the sale of my parent’s house was conducted. Some 5 years ago my parents approached you to see about selling their house that they lived in for over 50 years and you must have left a pretty good impression because over 5 years your name was the only one that was mentioned when selling the house was discussed. When the time came to sell, your understanding and professionalism was outstanding, you made what was going to be a very traumatic time very easy and simple. The directions and advice that you offered was absolutely excellent and the final result we achieved was outstanding. I would have no hesitation in recommending your services or having this testimonial shown to prospective clients. Once again on behalf of my family THANKYOU for your great service. Kind Regards

Craig Hammond

Hi Cheryl and Richard, I wanted to thank you both very much for the great service you have provided Andrew and I over the past 6 years – as tenants, landlords and sellers. Cheryl – as a tenant you and your team could always be relied on if there was ever any issues with the house, which is why, when we moved interstate we had full confidence you would take care of the home we owned in Adelaide. The quarterly inspections, including photos and the way you are your team always went the “extra mile” to ensure tenants were happy and maintenance issues were always dealt with quickly and cost effectively helped us feel very happy that our home was being cared for – especially when living so far away. When it was time for us to sell our home Richard made this process seamless. He liaised with the rental team, tenants and the process was very easy. The pricing, marketing and sales strategy were all spot on – the home sold in just 12 days and above the range we were expecting. Thank you both so much for the outstanding service you have provided us. I would have no hesitation to recommend your agency.

Brooke Rogers

Dear Richard I would like to sincerely thank you for your outstanding work in negotiating the sale of my home. Prior to putting my house on the market, I consulted a number of agents, and my decision to go with your agency was initially based on recommendations from friends and neighbours, some of whom were buyers, and some purchasers. After going through the process of selling my home through your agency, I will certainly be recommending you to my friends, family and colleagues. I believe the result you achieved was clearly due to your vast experience and professionalism, but I would also like to applaud the commitment you demonstrated in conducting business with integrity and respect for all parties involved. I also thank you for the courtesy you showed me in your willingness to listen to my perspective, and the respectful way in which you conveyed your professional advice. Above all, I appreciated your consistently positive attitude and the reassurance you provided at times when the inevitable stress of selling my home was clearly getting to me. Thanks again for your great work. It has been an absolute pleasure dealing with you.

Jacquie Nairn

I am writing to formally commend Jamie Thompson for the excellent service he delivered when handling the sale of our property. Originally our property was listed with another agent who after 5 months had not presented us with a single reasonable offer and argued constantly with us to reduce the price. This put us under extreme stress because our wedding was fast approaching and we had lost rental income of around $6000 during the 5 months. We decided our first agent under-delivered and mislead us with their evaluation in the beginning. We decided to give Jamie Thompson from Harcourts a call because of recommendations from people I work with. Just over 3 weeks ago my fiancé and I listed our property for sale with Jamie and he managed to sell it within 2 weeks for the price and conditions we wanted. We were thrilled with the way Jamie conducted himself during the sales process. His enthusiasm and the extra effort he put into selling our home made all the difference. When Jamie first walked through the property he suggested that because it had been advertised for so long, we needed to “reinvent it” by having the home professionally styled. But we could not afford to do this. My fiancé went to the property to change a light globe during his lunch break the day after we enlisted Jamie only to discover that he had been working for hours dressing up our home with his own furniture, rugs, dining settings, picture frames and even assembled a bed upstairs to demonstrate how items fit in the rooms. He really exceeded our expectations by doing this and when the photographer produced the photos for the advertisement the property looked amazing. Jamie also planned for the photographer to take sunset shots with the lighting inside the house on so it looked completely different from how it had been marketed with the other agent. Jamie was certain he would achieve a result for us quickly and his personality and confidence made us feel at ease about this. Jamie was energetic, and had a really positive outlook for achieving what we wanted. The result from Jamie’s hard work clearly paid off because we were achieving twice as many “hits” on realestate.com as we had with the previous agent. Amazingly Jamie sold our property in such a short amount of time. If only we listed the property with him earlier. What particularly impressed us about this level of service was that there were no additional financial rewards involved. I just believe Jamie really needs to be congratulated for what he has done for us. Yours sincerely

Verity Hipper

Dear Jamie, Thank you so very much for selling our unit for us. The whole experience was stress-free and we were kept well informed the whole way through. We were especially appreciative of your advice to landscape our garden courtyards. We would not have thought to landscape them in the way you suggested, but your ideas really worked. We couldn’t believe that you were so generous to offer to paint, garden furniture and pot plants to make the yard look amazing. The tradespeople and landscaping shops that you suggested were really great and made our make-over easier. After the furniture stylist had woven her magic, you worked for hours on a 40 degree day, with the photographer to create some stunning photos. We really didn’t recognise our unit in the photos. It all paid off, because we got a much higher selling price than we imagined and higher than price suggested by other agents. Your continued enthusiasm and positivity were infectious and this inspired us to work hard on our make-over. You said that you would sell it in a week, and while we were cautious, your open inspections attracted >35 groups and it was under contract in 3 days! We have been recommending you to other friends in the area, in our age group (30’s) in case they wish to sell the future. Thank you so much for making the sale of our place such a pleasurable experience and best wishes for the year. With gratitude,

Wani and Annelise and baby Eroni

To whom it may concern, I would wholeheartedly recommend Jamie Thompson to sell your home. Having formerly worked as a real estate agent for a number of years, I had a number of contacts in the industry who I thought I could rely on when the time came to sell our home in Plympton. In late 2012, with my wife 7 months pregnant, we purchased a new home to cater to our expanding family, hence the day to sell our Plympton house had arrived. I immediately engaged one of my contacts who was a very experienced agent (the principal of the agency) to sell our home. However by late February 2013, we had scant interest in our property except for one offer at a price below what we were led to expect. Apart from reducing our price, that agent had run out of ideas. Needless to say I knew we needed a change. I researched who was obtaining good sales results in the Plympton/Plympton Park areas and Jamie Thompson appeared to be the stand out. I got Jamie around to see if he could sell our home at the price we were led to believe we could achieve or whether like the agent we had engaged Jamie thought we needed to reduce our asking price. Jamie was confident that the price we had been asking was more than fair but considered the property needed to be presented and marketed differently to achieve it. Being convinced by Jamie’s enthusiasm and confidence I decided to switch agents and give him a go. Jamie proceeded to organise an interior decorator refurnish our home. Once that was done he completely altered the way the property was presented and described to the market (the write up and evening shots were very enticing). Following the transformation in approach we had 3 people vying for the property after the first weekend of opens. By the end of that week we signed a contract for nearly $40k more than the first agent indicated he could get. The sale settled a month later and we could not have been happier with the result. Kind regards

Mathew Brittingham

I would like to express my sincere gratitude for the service provided by one of your Sales Partners. Recently Jamie Thompson sold my property at 7 Tennyson Avenue, Plympton Park for a price that exceeded my expectations, but more importantly in an extremely efficient manner. Although I didn’t know Jamie on a personal level before the sale, he would regularly stop by for a chat whilst I was working in the garden. Without knowing it, he had built up a level of trust that made me think if I ever sold my house it would only be Jamie I trust to do so. This coupled with living in Plympton Park for 12 years and noticing the success Jamie has had, there could be no one else. So the time to sell came around and I contacted Jamie. Right from the word go he listened to what I wanted to achieve and was very professional, yet was able to work with me at my level. He provided extensive sales data for similar properties in the area and assisted in determining a realistic target for the current market, taking into consideration my expectations. I didn’t know at the time, but this was extremely important as it ended up being one of the factors that assisted in a prompt sale. Jamie’s communication skills were outstanding. He took the time to describe processes and would regularly keep me up to date with developments. What thoroughly impressed me with Jamie was how quickly he was able to make things happen and the extent that he went to make sure that all step in the process were seamless. The honesty was also very refreshing, which restored my faith in real estate agents again after a negative experience when purchasing a property through another agency. The marketing/sales campaign was outstanding. Jamie assisted me I making sure the presentation of the house for the photo shoot and at the opens appealed to the target audience. He even went the extra mile and assisted in obtaining furniture at short notice just to make sure everything was perfect, and perfect it was. The brochure, the website advertisement and leaflets were amazing and I have no doubt this was the main reason that 50 groups inspected the property in only two opens over a weekend. It came up that good that I was having doubts about selling the house, but had already purchased another house so had no choice. All the people who I showed the advertisement to on the website could not believe how well the property was presented (the photographer deserves credit for this as well.) Offers were made immediately at the beginning of the week after the first opens on the weekend, one of which exceeded the upper end of the price bracket I was hoping to achieve. By the middle of the week a contract was signed and by the end of the week the cooling-off period expired. Talk about fast. Not only did I save money on advertising costs, but I was also able to save by avoiding the on-going costs of maintaining a vacant property. This result totally blew me away and surpassed all the hope I had for a quick sale at a great price. I have no hesitation recommending Jamie to my friends, family and colleagues. I would be more than happy to discuss my experience with anyone. I can’t thank Jamie enough.

Nathan Lee

This letter is to show my appreciation to Mr. Richard Wedding. I found him to be a very just and caring gentleman. The help he gave me during the sale of my house and after was very much appreciated, and whatever I say cannot show my gratitude. In the event of my having two accidents I was overwhelmed at his concern for me. When I had the first accident I was taken to hospital for observation where I spent five hours before they sent me home. During that period of time he phoned me five times wanting to come and get me and take me home. He offered to take me home to his house for the night, which I declined. But the next morning he arrived at my house at 8 o’clock, took me to where I had my accident and promptly phoned the insurance company etc. The second accident I spent a total of fifteen days in hospital and during that time he phoned me many times and also phoned my nephew. The day I shifted house, I left gardening, pool and other equipment in the carport. The next day I was taken back to hospital for another five days. When I came home I found Richard had been to the house and put everything in the shed. So you see I cannot show my appreciation and gratitude by writing this letter of recommendation. I assure you, Richard every person has been told about your kindness, generosity and sincerity. Many thanks again

Peter Kirchner – Penong Avenue, Camden Park

“On behalf of Heather and myself, I take this opportunity to thank you, in particular, and also your colleagues for achieving such a satisfactory outcome. Prior to my retirement I was involved extensively with the purchase and sale of many properties in my capacity of Board Chairman of ECH Inc (100+ Retirement and Aged Care locations in South Australia) during a 20 year period. In addition, Heather and I have re-located personally on several occasions. I am most impressed with your personal professionalism, excellent communication skills and pleasant manner whilst achieving optimum outcomes for your clients and your organisation. Please be assured that we will recommend you personally to others regarding any future real estate dealings they may have in the future.” With many thanks and best wishes

C Young - Dunluce Avenue, Brighton

“Professional, honest, calm, no pressure, reliable. Would definitely use his service again.”

V & R Rocca - Payton Avenue, Dernancourt

“Richard surpassed all my expectations. Local market knowledge was excellent, evaluation accurate and his handling of negotiations precise & easy to understand.”

J Bowering - Pine Avenue, Novar Gardens

“Richard has an excellent reputation and has been in business for years. His job is to get the best possible price for your property and he achieved that for me. Thanks.”

B Horsfall - Bells Road, Glengowrie