North Randwick, NSW 2031
Type of property: House
Reason of purchase: Primary Residence
Address: Govett St, Randwick, NSW, 2031.
The clients had specifically identified North Randwick as their preferred suburb to settle and develop a family home. The clients had been actively looking independently for close to 3 years without any result. Not only were the clients feeling fatigued in the seemingly perpetual scoping and site inspections, they were under-whelmed by valued opportunities in what was listed.
Randwick has now firmed itself as a highly desirable suburb of Sydney’s Eastern suburbs and achieved strong traction to blue-ribbon valuations. The clients wanted to craft the best position for capital growth over the long term or an 8+ year hold.
We contacted Cohen Handler to discuss our property search in December 2014 following a strong recommendation from friends who had used Cohen Handler previously. Their willingness to understand our requirements over the phone and to ensure we were subsequently matched with the best possible agent and resources was immediately evident.
During our first meeting, Simon Cohen and Daniel Trelease remarkably sifted through our (at times conflicting) ‘information download’ to prioritise motivation, search area, specifications and budget. Daniel was immediately appointed as our Associate and we are thrilled to say that following an unsuccessful property search spanning three years, it took Daniel only three months (including the notoriously quiet Christmas season) to source and secure our next family home. Remarkably, not only has this result been achieved in such a short space of time, it has been without any need to compromise on our preferences regarding street-scape, block size or light-filled living spaces. Daniel met every aspect of our brief, including our preference for an off-market purchase.
After going it alone and being fatigued with a process that simply hadn’t worked for us, it was apparent early on that having professional representation as buyers provided us with an enormous advantage. Not only did it allow early access to unlisted properties but also meant that Daniel, as a property professional, was handling scheduling, negotiation and related aspects – something we had found difficult to co-ordinate in the past.
It was a relief to know Daniel was moving quickly on our behalf when we were otherwise occupied, or in matters in which we had little experience. We believe his professionalism, knowledge, manner and willingness to involve other colleagues when appropriate collectively resulted in an outcome well beyond our expectations.
Daniel stayed in regular contact and this kept us entirely engaged in the process. We inspected on market properties and multiple off-market properties and with each viewing we knew we were getting closer to the one that would be our next home. Daniel called one day to say he had found the one and he was absolutely correct. Importantly and refreshingly, we had some laughs along the way too! Daniel was our advocate and trusted advisor. We thank him for his extraordinary expertise, respect, interest and understanding. We thank him for keeping us on track, and for a fabulous outcome. We would welcome the opportunity to speak with anyone interested in engaging a buyer’s agent regarding our impressive journey with Cohen Handler, and specifically Daniel Trelease.