Carieville Street, Balmain
Address: 5 Carieville Street, Balmain
Type of property: Period Home
Reason for purchase: Owner/Occupier
Client brief: To evaluate and negotiate on the purchase of their dream home. It's located on the edge of Sydney harbour, and came with approved plans for a substantial renovation down the track.
Overview of the purchase: In a correcting market, it can be difficult to convince vendors they will need to sell below expectations.
Combined with the longer settlement required by our clients in order to sell their current home, this was a drawn-out but highly successful negotiation.
“I just wanted to say thank you so much for your invaluable assistance with the purchase of our new (forever) home. Your wise, patient and well timed counsel got us through what could have been a very difficult negotiation through to an excellent outcome. Your knowledge of the local area and agents was incredibly helpful and put us in the best possible position.
As you know, I was initially circumspect about the value that could be added by a buyer’s agent to this process, but working with you has made me a convert to the absolute necessity of bringing in an independent and skilled agent to negotiate on our behalf.
This was the largest purchase we will ever likely make and I now cannot understand why anyone (including, at one stage, me) would contemplate going it alone.
I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone wanting an agent for their property purchase and, in fact, I already have recommended you to a number of friends".
- Joanne Shepard & Chris Jolly