We first met Jonathon when he was selling the house next door. Like most, we had a “sticky” as we were thinking of selling our home. Jonathon’s presentation was outstanding, so he was considered along with other real estate professionals.
We chose Jonathon and RT Edgar and we were delighted with his service. At the same time, we purchased an apartment in South Yarra– the difference between Jonathon and the selling agent was significant.
My wife said it was like going from a “Rolls Royce to a battered ute!”
Buying and selling can be a stressful experience. Jonathon was always of good humour and somehow managed us through the process with dignity.
Based on our experience, we would recommend Jonathon– then you will experience a true real estate professional.
P. Kutcher355 Coventry Street, South Melbourne
Now that life has settled and we are momentarily back in Melbourne we can reflect on the whole process of change since we unexpectedly bought our townhouse at the auction you conducted in April 2015.
As a consequence of the highly professional manner you displayed during our purchase phase it was an easy decision for us to appoint RT Edgar to act for us in selling our apartment. I must say, your p
rofessional conduct and your commitment to maximising the final outcome surpassed even our expectations.
Your approach and awareness of the issues a seller confronts made us feel comfortable with the process given that we had lived in the apartment for over 20 years.
The communications and efficiency of your support team at Albert Park ensured that you were never ‘let down.’
In summary Jon, 2015 was a very hectic year buying, selling and renovating and your interest and involvement on our behalf made life a lot easier than we anticipated. For this we are very grateful and I can assure you both Sam and I will (and already have) highly recommend you to our friends, neighbours and family if they are considering buying and selling in the future.
Best wishes for continued success in your real estate career.
Max and Sam Payne143/29 Queens Road, Melbourne
To RT Edgar Real Estate,
I am writing on behalf of myself and my sister to express our complete satisfaction with RT Edgar Albert Park as real estate agents, particularly Gerald Betts and especially to Jonathon Bird on the sale of our family home of over sixty years.
Jonathon Bird who looked after us throughout the entire process was very professional, conscientious and motivated.
His courtesy and feedback was of the highest level.
We always felt as though we were his only client. We appreciated his advice on the best approach to market the property and his understanding of our requirements. Jonathon together with Gerald Betts exceeded above and beyond our expectations of the sale price of .
Jonathon Bird displayed an aura of personal customer service to his profession. It’s a bright spot to find someone like him who takes so much pride in his work and manifests that pride in commitment and dedication to their customer’s needs. We would not hesitate in recommending RT Edgar and Jonathon Bird to any future clients.
Rex and Jan Keane60 Danks Street, Albert Park
I wish to commend your agent Jonathon Bird, who handled my recent purchase of 401/23 Queens Road, Melbourne.
From the very first inspection of the property I was impressed by Jonathon’s professional and pleasant manner and his ability to relate to me as a potential purchaser. I never felt that he was trying to pressure me or to cover up any shortcomings of the apartment. Throughout the negotiations and eventual settlement he was extremely helpful and promptly responded to all my questions or concerns about the property.
The icing on the cake was when he handed over the keys to us on settlement day and left us a beautiful bunch of flowers, a bottle of champagne on ice with two champagne flutes and a bag of doggie treats for our two Jack Russells – a very thoughtful gesture and much appreciated.
Even after settlement he was happy to help with a couple of small teething troubles that we had, again with good humour and promptly.
I have no hesitation in recommending RT Edgar and Jonathon in particular.
He delivered an outstanding service. You are lucky to have him!
J. Chidgey - Purchaser401/23 Queens Road Melbourne
This is to recommend the services of Jonathon Bird of RT Edgar Albert Park.
We engaged Jonathon earlier this year to sell a property in Port Melbourne. From the moment we engaged him it was obvious that he was a cut above the average real estate agent. He provided us with excellent advice on preparing the property for sale to maximise the selling price. We followed all his advice and achieved a sale price well above our expectations.
At all times, Jonathon kept us up to date on all developments, especially in relation to discussions and negotiations with prospective buyers, who he was incredibly diligent in following up.
We would have no hesitation in recommending Jonathan to anyone looking for a real estate agent.
This is the first time in our lives that we can honestly say we are really happy to pay the real estate agent their commission. Jonathon earned every cent! Jonathon’s enthusiasm was infectious.
John Clingeleffer and Kaye Stanistreet 14 Lalor St. Port Melbourne
As a person to sell property, we could not recommend Jonathon more highly as a real estate agent.
He has sold several properties in our apartment building which has earned him an excellent reputation. He was highly recommended to us by other residents. When we engaged him to sell our 3 bedroom apartment, he was very professional, excited to be selling for us and said he would aim to obtain the highest price. His advice to us during the auction campaign was always very sound and based on a thorough knowledge of the real estate market. He kept in contact with us regularly during the campaign and informed us about the potential buyers who came through our property. On auction day, both Jonathon and the auctioneer, Gerald Betts, also from RT Edgar, to our delight, achieved a great result and showed their strong negotiating skills with the purchaser.
Jonathon’s commitment to us went beyond selling our apartment. He acted on our behalf in bidding at an auction for a townhouse at which we were the unsuccessful bidders, and later gave us excellent and progressive professional advice in our successful negotiation for a pre-auction purchase of our next home. We have great confidence in Jonathon and believe he did everything he could for us in both selling and purchasing our properties. We would like to state again that we fully recommend Jonathon Bird in his professional capacity and also as a really decent person with whom to work.
Ken and Roberta Crawford-Condie 152/29 Queens Road, Melbourne
On behalf of Linda and I we would like to give you a BIG thank you for the seamless way you managed the marketing campaign and successful sale of our family home.
We found your professionalism and knowledge of the local real estate market of immense importance and crucial in allowing us to make and informed decision on the type of marketing strategy to apply in the sale of our home.
Beyond this, the high level of communication and support you provided during the sale campaign was outstanding, as it gave us comfort that we had made the right decision in choosing you as our sales representative.
We are in no doubt that the professional manner and personal touch you applied in your dealings with us was the catalyst that produced an excellent Auction result for us.
Linda and I would be happy to share a coffee with you anytime.
Ivan and Linda Lunedei102 Graham Street Albert Park
When I decided to sell my property I met with several agents before deciding to go with Jonathon. In a market with much competition his experience, professionalism, honesty and passion for actually selling property and not just listing them stood out. Throughout the campaign he lived up to these values, educating me and keeping me informed of his strategies throughout the en- tire process.
His ability to target and then sell to the correct buyer groups was fantastic.
Simultaneously my partner sold a property through a different agent and the differences were staggering! We soon learnt that not all agents act with Jon’s level of professionalism once you have signed the contract! Things like turning up early to an open for inspection to prep the property, not booking opens back to back so if potential buyers arrived late they can still be shown through, calling me directly after opens for updates and most importantly running his own opens and not leaving them to a junior sales agent.
At the end of the process I was extremely satisfied and knew that Jon achieved the best possible outcome in the current market.
N. Bow - Studio Manager401/23 Queens Road Melbourne
Jon is a trustworthy estate agent with a high level of professionalism.
Jon is a very good communicator who always spoke to me after each open inspection and kept me informed during the whole selling process.
His knowledge in the property market and his skills are among the best.
In the end, he was able to achieve a great sold price for my apartment. I have enjoyed the experience working with Jon and I would highly recommend Jon to anyone.
Terry Wu903/38 Albert Road South Melbourne
Reno and I would like to thank you for your hard work and honesty during the sale of 30 Edgar’s Road Little River.
Even when you disagreed with our opinion, you still did what was asked and for that we are grateful. You let us be in control of the sale of our home/property and still did your best, well the proof is in the outcome. We couldn”t be more pleased with the results.
We would also like to mention the fact, that you were always available to take a call, answer a query and help us be at ease during the sale and up to settlement.
We will have no hesitation in recommending your services and using your services in the future.
Reno & Maree Scriha30 Edgar’s Road Little River
Out of four real estate offices in Albert Park, RT Edgar was the only agency interested in asking how they could assist.
After living in my house for 37 years, I decided it was time to move to a maintenance free property.
Jonathon came to visit me to discuss a sale plan. He put me at ease and no question, no matter how large or small, went unanswered. His approach to selling in the area works well as the results speak for themselves. His feedback at all times was positive and important to me as a first time vendor.
Jonathon showed empathy, understanding and more importantly, honesty, through the process.
He is a credit to his profession and I would recommend him without hesitation to prospective sellers and buyers alike.
J. Cook43 Erskine Street, Middle Park
We were so relieved and reassured having picked Simon Jones and Jonathon Bird from RT Edgar Albert Park to be our agents.
They were competent, trustworthy and professional.
All these attributes were important to us and made us feel calm and safe during a time of potential turmoil. Our judgement paid off, not only did we sell before auction, they also negotiated a great selling price for us.
To anybody thinking about selling their home we would recommend these guys. What a great team!
Eve and Bruce24/50 Johnston Street Port Melbourne
It’s a pleasure to review Jonathon because he has made everything clear and simple throughout the sale process and most importantly I never felt ‘managed.’
I have bought and sold several times before and each time I have felt the agent has tried to maneuver my expectations and manage price points.
Not with Jonathon– love the guy!
Will look to work with him again.
Rachel D.336 Bay Street Port Melbourne
Jonathon is simply the most authentic and credible real estate agent we have ever had the pleasure to deal with. There is nothing that he will not do to help you sell your property and he is available any time for questions and support.
We truly believe no other agent could have ensured the great result we had on our auction day.
Nina & Justin - Vendors2/66 Coventry Street Southbank
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