We had been searching for a property for almost a year and Jonathan was one of a number of agents we had dealt with throughout the process. I'm in the industry myself on the finance side so I know just how frustrating it can be for the purchaser from both clients' experiences and my own. It's much easier when you're dealing with fair, upstanding people. Jonathan and the team at Bekdon Richards are a cut above.
Kew - Purchaser
We met Jonathan in mid July following the sale of an adjoining property. He followed two lines of potential buyers and by 3 August our home was sold. Jonathan impressed us with his ability to identify these parties, his negotiations with them and his conscientious briefing of us. He is very well organised, responds to communications promptly and has a very pleasant demeanour. We now need to buy and Jonathan has already checked out some homes about which we needed another opinion and his offer to assist further has been greatly appreciated. His attention to detail is evident in the completion of the necessary paper work on the sale. We have the confidence that having sold our home Jonathan sees it as part of his task to ensure that we buy well. One has the impression that Jonathan is well connected, "down to earth" and keen to ensure that he makes the act of selling a home as his responsibility having listened to the parameters spelled out by the vendors.
Balwyn - Vendor
We are truly delighted with the support and advice provided by Mark during a whirlwind campaign for our home in Fairview Street, Hawthorn that achieved a great sale price. Mark sourced a private buyer who purchased the house within 10 days after the second inspection. Mark then freely provided great advice to us on the purchase of a new home for which we are very grateful. A wonderful person that we will definitely use again on our next sale.
Hawthorn - Vendors
We recently sold our property that had been in our family for around 75 years, so it was really a big decision, particularly with our strong degree of emotional attachment to the property. We sought advice from three agents, and after a lot of soul searching, went with Bekdon Richards. We dealt mainly with Mark Kainey who was a pleasure to deal with all throughout the sale process. He has a no nonsense approach, totally professional and honest. There were no outlandish promises, but good solid advice, backed up by excellent data from previous sales and their extensive experience. He was further backed up by a great team in his office. On this basis we decided to go to auction. The advertising program was excellent and very reasonable cost-wise. They actually gave us more than we anticipated, with assistance with some extra advertising in our program. On auction day, the whole team attended including management and all put in, mingling with the crowd, answering questions and assisting. The auctioneer was great. He was obviously very experienced, and once again, had a very down to earth no nonsense approach. Needless to say, we were more than happy with the outcome of the auction which exceeding virtually all expectations. I would have no hesitation in recommending Bekdon Richards to anyone wishing to sell their property or even seeking advice regarding their property and would be happy to chat further.
Kew East - Vendors
We had our Canterbury house on the market for over four months with a leading Real Estate Agent and, despite the fact that we were pleased with the efforts made by the firm, the house failed to sell. We took the house off the market, but after an approach by Jonathan Graham from Bekdon Richards we offered it for sale again. Within a week, Jonathan had sold the property at our desired price. Clearly, his sales work was excellent, but it was his after-sales work that impressed us even more. As a result we would have no hesitation in recommending Jonathan and Bekdon Richards to potential vendors.
Canterbury - Vendors
Bekdon Richards was entrusted with the task of selling our family home because of Paul Richards. He not only impressed us with a likeable and caring personality but also with a very rare genuine and ethical quality. He instilled in us a belief and confidence that no agent would work harder or with more diligence to get the best possible price for our home. Bekdon Richards' marketing strategy was a bonus. whilst other agents were pushing for a very extensive and expensive advertising schedule, Paul suggested a staggered approach. The first stage was to produce brochures and pamphlets, followed by a private viewing for select clients and then the internet placement. The effectiveness of the campaign was monitored carefully before any decision was made to place expensive newspaper and magazine ads. In conducting the sale campaign in this way we believe Paul saved us tens of thousands of dollars. Our house was sold well before the proposed closing date of the campaign, for a price that we were more than happy with in a difficult market. I have no hesitation in recommending Bekdon Richards as a company that provides great personal service and excellent value for money.
Hawthorn East - Vendors