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68/1 Jersey Road, Artarmon

Catherine has been extremely helpful during the sales process and gave me great recommendations on renovations and marketing choices. She went out of the way to help me organising renovations and to ensure everything is done properly with minimum cost. I was very happy with the whole experience and was very pleased with the sale result. I would highly recommend Catherine to anyone.

Annie Xiao
68/1 Jersey Road, Artarmon

1/176 Hampden Road, Artarmon

Catherine from L+S Artarmon was the managing agent for my rental property for nearly 18 years. During that time she, her team and more recently her son Jeremy, provided a professional, courteous and friendly service. So when it came time to sell my property there was no need for me to look anywhere else. Catherine approached the sale of my property with same energy and enthusiasm and I was very happy with the price we were able to achieve.

Michael Duffy
1/176 Hampden Road, Artarmon

7B/1 Francis Road, Artarmon

Catherine

I wish to sincerely thank you, Jeremy and the rest of your team for your truly excellent work in selling my apartment. Your advice on the whole sale process, including marketing and presentation, was very sound in every respect. Your assistance in having some minor but important renovations done and in the cleaning, furnishing and presentation of the apartment was first class. Because of your energetic marketing the apartment was full to overflowing on the auction day last Saturday and we had at least 8 real, registered bidders. Your choice of auctioneer was also spot on. He did the best job I have seen in extracting the best bids from all present. The sale price achieved was at the top of the price range I expected and, I think, at the top of the market. I appreciated very much the way you kept me fully informed on all aspects of the sales campaign and your very helpful and friendly style.

I would thoroughly recommend you to any prospective vendor. Having also let out the apartment through your office, I would also thoroughly recommend you and Jeremy as managing agents.

Please feel free to pass this on to others. Once again, many thanks.

Best wishes
Geoff
7B/1 Francis Road, Artarmon

6J/1 Francis Road, Artarmon

Dear Catherine,

Thank you very much for the excellent job you did, selling my mother's apartment.

We were extremely happy with the price we got for it, which was more than we were expecting. We appreciate the way you conducted the marketing of the apartment, communicating with me often and always keeping me up-to-date with what was happening and the offers we were getting.

I would have no hesitation in recommending you to other people looking for a real estate agent in the area.

Kind regards,
Judy Watman
6J/1 Francis Road, Artarmon

B301/1-9 Buckingham Road, Killara

Dear Catherine,

We would like to thank you very much for your very professional, dynamic, enthusiastic and determined approach that surprassed our expectations.

We would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone considering selling or buying with you. Your calm, confident and personable approach at all times and most importantly your excellent communication with all our interactions gave us a great deal of confidence throughout the whole process.

Also, we very much appreciated the good advice you gave regarding the prepration of the property for sale. Altogether, you did a stellar job.

Thank you again,
Michele and Adrian Sheedy
B301/1-9 Buckingham Road, Killara

26/2 Parkes Road, Artarmon

Dear Catherine,

We would like to thank you very much for the successful sale of our unit.

It was not an easy sale, just before the spring sales, but a result was attained. Not being Sydney residents and having a young family always in the background, you were very understanding. Communication was excellent, phone and email, we were always in contact. We liked knowing what was happening as you were our eyes and ears in Sydney.

Nothing was ever too much. The unit had been tenanted; with your help to spruce it up a bit through your handy network of people. You showed potential buyers the property at all times and days of the week. We are very grateful.

Again, thank you for your efforts, efficiency and cheerful outlook.

We have no hesitation to recommend your services to anybody looking to sell their property.

Thank you,
Swantje & Steve Wyatt
26/2 Parkes Road, Artarmon

5/42 VIEW STREET CHATSWOOD

Dear Catherine,

Mary & I wish to express our sincere appreciation for the energy, enthusiasm & professionalism applied by you in managing the sale of our View Street property in Chatswood.

A very satisfactory result was achieved. With fondest regards,

Bill & Mary Eckersley.
5/42 VIEW STREET CHATSWOOD

20/8 Jersey Road Artarmon

Until recently, my wife & I were the owners of a property in Jersey Road, Artarmon. We did not buy the property through Laing + Simmons at Artarmon but allowed the Principal of that firm, Ms Catherine Ong, and her Property Officer, Mr Carmelo Vitale, to mage the renting of the property.

Recently, also, we engaged Ms Ong to market the property for sale in a campaign which turned out to be extremely successful. This reference is to highly commend Ms Ong on her competence, attention to detail and professionalism.

My wife and I found her enthusiastic flexible and versatile in formulating ideas and making recommendations to maximise our prospects for sale and we have no doubt her warm personality endeared her to prospective purchasers of the property. In addition, her experience in the real estate industry and language skills made her the ideal choice to act on what proved to be a very successful sale.

We were also able to come to a firm view of her competence based upon advise which had been earlier given to us by other Real Estate Agents, we were tempted to deal with before signing up with Catherine. Looking back on the success of the sale, Catherine strategies turned out to be exactly correct.

My wife and I have no hesitate in recommending Catherine and her competent Property Officer, Carmelo, to anyone looking seriously at engaging them in any real estate matter.

Yours faithfully,
Kenneth R Bares
20/8 Jersey Road Artarmon

20/4 Lamont Street, Wollstonecraft

Letter of Recommendation for Catherine Ong – Laing + Simmons Artarmon

I first met Catherine Ong in 2005 when my son was looking to buy his first home. Whilst James did not buy a property through Catherine, we were both impressed with her professionalism yet friendly manner.

In January 2007, James decided to rent his property and contacted several local agents, including Catherine to discuss this letting. Without a doubt Catherine far excelled the other agents with her rental proposal. She vetted the tenants carefully and gained a very attractive rent, whilst keeping her commission at a very reasonable rate.

Subsequently, she manages James’ property to this day. After seeing Catherine’s superior handling of James’ property, I asked her to manage an investment of mine- again with very pleasing results. In December 2007 I decided to sell this property. Knowing Catherine’s abilities and being aware of the market, I did not seek any other agents’ opinion as I had an informed idea of what I considered the property to be worth.

Catherine’s valuation exceeded my estimation and she produced a solid marketing campaign. Not only did the property sell in the first week after “one open for inspection”, but the price gained exceeded the asking price.

I have no hesitation in recommending Catherine to any prospective client, whether it be to sell or manage a property. I have always found Catherine to be scrupulously honest, polite, professional, friendly and also a delight to deal with. She is also a great salesperson!

Sue Forsyth
20/4 Lamont Street, Wollstonecraft

7B/3 Jersey Road, Artarmon

Dear Catherine,
Thank you so much for all your efforts in securing such a wonderful sale of my parents’ unit in Jersey Road.

As you know, it was a difficult road. We had extremely uncooperative tenants, which required a lot of extra management on your behalf. Then when we thought we had a definite purchaser, it was extremely disappointing when their finance never seemed to eventuate.

Anybody else would have been extremely disheartened at this stage, but apparently, not you. We were obviously absolutely delighted then when not only did you come up with another purchaser so quickly but one who offered an even higher price than the original purchaser!

The other thing that could have made the sale of the unit difficult was that I was acting on behalf of my parents so that all major decisions had to be referred back to them. Any miscommunication would have proved a nightmare. Amazingly however, we didn’t have any problems whatsoever as all your communications were exceptionally clear.

I would like to personally thank you for all your hard work. What with all the little hiccups on the way, you put in so much time to ensure that everything was successful. I very much appreciate your professionalism, your enthusiasm for what you do and that you were always available if I needed to get in contact with you.

It was a pleasure dealing with you and I wish you every success in the future,

Yours sincerely,
Louise Hessell
7B/3 Jersey Road, Artarmon
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