In a time when integrity and honesty is a rarity and service is almost forgotten from most industries, it was an easy choice for me to make when choosing an agent, to look after the sale of my mother’s apartment at 3/24 Balfour Road, Rose Bay.
Damian Steele is without doubt, passionate about his business of selling properties. Coupled with this passion is his ability to see the big picture and see all the components of that picture, to look after both the vendor and his prospective buyers, without whom he would have a very different business.
I had the good fortune to first meet Damian in 2009 when I purchased a property from him and as a purchaser I found him to be engaging, honest and encouraging. The very same qualities I felt again as the vendor.
From the moment Damian met us at the apartment in Rose Bay, he spoke realistically about the current market, the steps he proposed we take and guided us through the oncoming weeks. He didn’t sugar coat anything, but made us feel we wer
I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know about the great experience I have just had with Damian in the sale of my property.
There were a few aspects of the relationship that stood out for me:
Firstly, Damian and I discussed a price up front that we believed was achievable. In my experience, agents are rarely honest in this regard, and I have been disappointed in the past. Damian and I discussed a range, and the sale price was at the top end of that range.
Secondly, Damian kept me informed promptly at every step of the sales process, by phone, SMS and email. It was easy to keep track of what was happening.
Finally, Damian did things that went beyond my expectations through the sale. For example, I had some demanding tenants in the property, and Damian personally helped them to move some boxes out of the unit so that it remained presentable. In addition Damian worked to close the sale on Christmas Eve right up until around 8pm, communicating with both me and
Given the recent climate and lack of properties around the Bondi area I had
my pick of agents. I was almost set to go with an agent having interviewed a couple until Damian was
recommended to me by not one but two local friends independent of each other.
So, I delayed my choice until I met with Damian in person.
I never looked back. He got our house to sell for a number of reasons:
1. He came across as honest and sincere - I felt he would really 'nurse' my sale and gave me the
impression that he would take total care of the sale.
2. I liked his personality - friendly, open, caring and not too pushy or arrogant - I wanted the
prospective buyers of my property to not be put off by a pushy "salesman" and liked that Damian
would be the ''face'' of the property.
3. Damian sensitively tuned into my needs - being a busy working mother, that was to have him do the lions share
of the work (I put faith in him to take over) but to also keep me informed during the sale proc