338 West Street Naremburn - They certainly became my 'dynamic duo'
I had been considering selling my house for a few years as I wanted to downsize and lose the maintenance of a big house however the timing was never quite right as the whole prospect of it seemed too daunting! James and Jane were recommended to me by a friend whose house they had sold as she was most impressed with them. As soon as I met James and Jane I knew that I would ask them to manage my house sale - as they were both so professional, knowledgeable and warm. I also liked the fact that they were a team and had different attributes and perspectives that contributed a very well rounded offering to the campaign - they certainly became my 'dynamic duo'! They contacted me daily, visited often, and kept me updated with the sales process - even though we were aiming for a 4 week auction campaign, we sold after the second Saturday open for a price with which I was very happy. Nothing was ever a problem for James and Jane and I really felt completely supported and comfortable with what could have been a very stressful process! Thank you to you both and I highly recommend the Garwood team!
26/2A Palmer Street Naremburn - Provided the right advice and were not pushy.
I approached James and Jane after a recent sale in the neighbourhood to sell my property. From the initial point of contact, I knew that I had a team of professionals who knew the market inside and out, gave me honest and open feedback about my property, provided advice on where to spend the right money for the biggest benefit and was available 24/7. As a owner, you have certain reservations about achieving the right price for your home, team Garwood understood my hesitations, provided the right advice and were not pushy. At the end of the day, they achieved the highest sold price in the unit block to date and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to any owner who wishes to sell in the north shore. Thanks again guys! couldn't have done it without you and your team!
6/34-38 Station Street Naremburn - Fantastic, highly Recommended!!
Jane and James Garwood (Team Garwood) were a breath of fresh air when it comes to real estate agents. From start to finish they communicated as promised, the good and the bad giving you a clear picture at every point during the sale process. James is resilient without being pushy or over the top, we spoke for 12 months until we decided to put our property on the market. We decided from the beginning to trust their expertise with the area and our property following every piece of information they suggested, such as styling and freshly painting the property, they were spot on! The presentation was amasing, we wish we lived their again! The result at auction was proof they are the best of the best!\
Tiffany & Ivan
8/44 Grasmere Road, Cremorne - I was so impressed with their professionalism that I approached them to help meHighly Recommended
I would not hesitate in recommending Jane and James Garwood. I first met Jane and James when inspecting a property for potential purchase and I was so impressed with their professionalism that I approached them to help me with the sale of a property I held. From the outset, a great deal of thought and planning went into obtaining the best possible result and both Jane and James worked very hard to implement a sales strategy that was ultimately very successful and reached a result well beyond my expectations. They displayed exemplary knowledge of the market and provided astute advice in respect of each aspect of the sale. At all stages of the sale process they were a pleasure to deal with and nothing was a trouble for them to arrange. I would be delighted to work with Jane and James again.
401/15 Atchison Street St Leonards - Their ability to identify issues and provide solution to turn things around quickly
At pre-campaign stage, Jane said to me "You just need to have faith in us and make the leap. We will work very hard to achieve the best result for you." I'm glad that I made the jump to go ahead with Team Garwood. On a professional level, Jane and James are very patient in listening to vendor's needs, ethical in dealing with all parties vendor and prospective buyers included, supported by their up-to-date market knowledge. They carry through Belle's values pre, during and after sale in all aspects. The team was very efficient to turn around from setup for photo shoot to go-to-market with a short space of two days, the property was live online with all marketing materials ready for 1st open. During campaign, market feedback was reported frequently. The most value from the Garwood team was their ability to identify issues and provide solution to turn things around quickly. They are very experienced with industry benchmarks to gauge the campaign performance. Jane's tenacity in follow-through with each prospective buyers were very well paid off on Auction day. Overall, I would definitely recommend team Garwood for your real estate needs. They're very approachable to discuss your requirements. I can't commend more on their professionalism and diligence to achieve the best outcome for vendors.
25/19 Glenmore Street Naremburn - We felt we could trust your opinions
James & Jane - we can not thankyou enough for all you did for us in selling our property during the campaign and during our auction! Your knowledge, guidance, reassurance & professionalism took away any stress that we experienced with selling our home. You are such a great team & we loved having the different dynamics which you both offered & felt we could trust your opinions & found you both to be so lovely & approachable. I would highly recommend you both to anyone wishing to sell their place!
Hayley & Alex
28/25A Marks Street Naremburn - Honest to deal with in all aspects
I recently had the pleasure of Jane and James Garwood sell my property. Together they form the 'A Team' and were absolutely fantastic and honest to deal with in all aspects. They were always punctual, very reliable and excellent communicators on issues to ensure clarity was met by all parties. I honestly felt like nothing was ever too much trouble for Jane and James. They are very personable and always conducted their interactions in a very happy yet professional manner. Their feedback from open homes viewers and all other relevant information was first class and always articulated well. From my experience with Jane and James, I would certainly use them again for future business. I strongly recommend the Garwood Team to other vendors.
20 Beaconsfield Road Mosman - A Great Team
James Garwood and Jane Garwood are a truly amazing team! Our sale of a deceased estate involved very tricky issues which James and Jane handled sensitively and extremely ethically. They co-ordinated all trades for a necessary property makeover and rolled up their sleeves to pitch in themselves without hesitation. With their great background and experience in home renovations and I had complete confidence in James' and Jane's good taste and sense of style - no need to micro manage here! They are enthusiastic, warm, passionate yet pragmatic and were available at all times to assist with whatever was necessary. You really couldn't find two better agents to sell your property.
30A Dalleys Road Naremburn - Not your regular agent- exceeded expectations on every front
From the moment I met James and his mother Jane I thought they were the right fit for the sale of my parents' home. My favourite part of the "Team Garwood" experience was that they always treated the listing as if it was the only one that mattered to them and devoted an amazing amount of energy and enthusiasm to the process. They were sensitive to the circumstances of selling a longstanding family home, while at the same time totally professional and focused. Their advice about the best way to present the home was informed by solid evidence and experience of what buyers are looking for in the area, and it worked! I should mention that they a procured and project managed the trades we needed with incredible efficiency, and made it all happen in an amazingly short time which is something I could not have done myself. Thank you James (and Jane) for all your efforts, much appreciated.
14 Rowlison Parade Cammeray - Execptional Professionals
When we were having difficulty finding the ‘right’ agent to sell our home, a friend recommended we speak with James & Jane Garwood. Immediately upon meeting them we knew he was they were the ones we wanted as they completely understood the unique nature of the property we had, and so how to reach out to and find the type of buyer who would be interested. Plus, we knew instinctively we would be comfortable working with James & Jane. Though we had questions on aspects of the marketing plan proposed, we inevitably did as James & Jane suggested as their clear and well thought-out explanations were convincing. And they was right! In the end we were simply delighted with the outcomes achieved. Importantly, James & Jane nurtured us throughout the process, calming us down when we felt anxious, making suggestions where required, promptly responding to any query we had, and keeping us regularly appraised on how the sale process was progressing. We could not have asked for more supportive partners in selling our home. James & Jane Garwood are not just highly professional, but very personable too. We thoroughly recommend them without hesitation.
Ted & Nasseem
266 Willoughby Road Naremburn - Excellence in real estate sales
I connected with Jane and James when I was looking for an agent to sell my house for me. I felt immediately comfortable with their professionalism and quick follow-up, making it an easy decision to proceed with them. During the presales time, I can't express strongly enough how hard Jane and James worked to help get my house into the best possible shape. Partway through this preparation I had to go into hospital for major surgery which took me 3-4 weeks to recover from. Jane and James stepped in and selected and managed all the presale trades people directly for me taking care of the finest details, going way over and above any expectations I or anyone else could possibly have had. They were caring and considerate, very focused on ensuring I got the best outcome from the sale and communicated everyday on progress and other relevant matters. At time of sale I said to my friends, the house looks great, I have THE BEST agents on the market and the marketing is very high quality - there was nothing more I could hope for. We sold before auction for a very fair price after an intense auction lead-up week where Jane and James worked solidly to guide the sale through. I look forward to staying in touch with Team Garwood who have become more like friends than sales agents to me. I continue to highly recommend them to anyone in my area who is thinking of selling knowing that they too will receive exceptional service and a great result.
2/18 Shirley Road Wollstonecraft - The Happiest Vendor!
Earlier this year I had a stroke of luck! I was selling my 3 bedroomed townhouse in Wollstonecraft when a friend recommended Jane and James Garwood , saying they had an excellent reputation for integrity and professionalism as well as the ability to achieve the very best price I was actually about to sign with another agent but as soon as I met Jane and James and they went through their presentation I had a swift change of mind and knew that they were the ones I wanted to sell the property. And my confidence was not misplaced! They were everything and beyond anyone could expect or hope for from real estate agents. They worked tirelessly, taking on far more than the nomal load. They took curtains home to wash, watered the garden, oversaw the tradesmen and stylists who prepared the property for sale, but most remarkably they liaised with the Strata company persuading them to bring forward the painting of the outside of the building in the nick of time for the first open viewing! On top of all this, they communicated with me almost daily, letting me know how things were progressing and, best of all, they achieved a great price at auction, well over our reserve. Thank you is not enough, Jane and James but THANK YOU anyway!
- Lucille Trill.
2a Union Street McMahons Point -Best service I have witnessed in the industry.
Jane and James removed themselves from a transaction and built a relationship. Most impressively is James and Jane's post sale service was equally as outstanding as the pre. It wasn't just about the sale at hand it was about building a relationship/friendship that we can bank on and leverage into the future. Best service I have witnessed in the industry.
4 Quarry Street Naremburn - Above & Beyond
When we decided recently to sell our home we selected James & Jane to handle the sale, impressed by seeing them in action at local listings. What we got in terms of service was much more than we ever expected! James & Jane knew we were both working full time. They stepped in and handled the entire process of readying the house for sale. They arranged on our behalf decorators, floor polishers, a gardener and a stylist. They even spent a day in pouring rain helping the gardener plant-out the garden as part of our plan to present the house in in its best light. Their knowledge of the area, the local market was second to none. They handled a complex campaign, bringing about a sale (before auction) at a price we were delighted with and well beyond our expectations. Briefing us regularly throughout, visiting on many occasions to talk through the campaign strategy later in the evenings to suit our busy work schedule, were all part of a very professional service. We got to know them both very well and trusted them explicitly to do what was needed to get the best outcome. We would have no hesitation recommending James & Jane to prospective vendors in the knowledge they take great pride in their work and deliver to the very highest of standards.
21/25a Marks Street Naremburn - They really had our backs, fought the good fight for us
I'm not sure we we're the easiest vendors to deal with but I am sure James and Jane did everything in their power to achieve a truly unexpected and great result for us. They told us that they would treat us like a family and this is true. They really had our backs, fought the good fight for us and form a trustworthy, passionate team that I couldn't recommend highly enough. Thank you both for your perseverance, tenacity and expertise.
1003/11 Chandos Street - James' and Jane's project management skills are second to none
James and Jane extremely professional and efficient in the management of my sales campaign. I work in construction management on billion dollar infrastructure projects and can confidently say that James' and Jane's project management skills are second to none. Starting with the refurbishment of the apartment, professional decoration, photography and finishing with the auction. The whole sales campaign was run very smoothly. James and Jane were also extremely attentive and accessible , making my wife and I feel like our property was the only one that they were selling. I would not hesitate to use 'Team Garwood' for any future property sales and would happily refer them to my friends and colleagues.
24 Nicholson Street Wollstonecraft - We can't speak highly enough
We can't speak highly enough of the experience we had with James Garwood as our selling agent. He was involved in every aspect of getting our house ready to go on the market. James arranged for various tradespeople to come through our home and having babies in the house at the time they were always conscious of ringing beforehand and ensuring the appointments were made at a suitable time. He was very knowledgeable about our potential target market and arranged styling of the house accordingly. James kept us informed throughout the whole process, right from the maintenance work to the end of the sales campaign. He conducted themselves in a professional manner and was always available to listen to any questions or suggestions we may have had. We ended up with a fantastic result at auction, gaining a figure well above our reserve price. We would not hesitate to recommend James Garwood for the sale of ones home.
24 Nicholson Street Wollstonecraft - Jane Garwood is an amazing woman
Jane Garwood is an amazing woman. You can't help but like her in so many ways. She has so much life experience and does more than help you sell your home and find a new one to create memories. She organised cleaners, floor sanders and painters all whilst helping to nurse our babies. Jane understands the attachment vendors can have to their property but found us a lovely home to raise our family at the same time. She listened well and tried above and beyond to ensure that we as vendors were happy with the sales campaign. Jane maintained regular contact with us throughout the whole process. I strongly recommend Jane Garwood and have no hesitation is referring her to friends. An absolute delight to deal with indeed.
6/72 Grosvenor Street Neutral Bay - We have been provided outstanding services and great help from day one
For our first time to meet Jane and James and knew we have found the right agent to sell our home. We have been provided outstanding services and great help from day one of the campaign to now - after settlement. The auction result was so great because of Jane's professional skills and knowledge. I would recommend Jane and James to my family, friends and others.
8/189 Ben Boyd Road Neutral Bay - A Real Estate Agent you can trust
Jane and James made the whole sales process a really smooth one. They guided us the whole way through to achieve a successful result. They arranged a wonderful interior stylist for us which made a huge difference. Jane contacted us frequently with updates and helpful advice. The campaign was a complete success and the final result exceeded our expectation so much - we will not hesitate to work with Jane and James again!
5/24 Marks Street, Cammeray - Never "pushy" or dishonest
Jane was the selling agent for our new house. While I know her best interest is to get the best result for her client, she took a very personal approach to our needs and was never "pushy" or dishonest which are rare attributes in this market. She kept us up to date with the progress of the seller, the other interested parties and what was an acceptable price in a hot market. She has since stayed in touch with us marking it more than just buying a house, we were buying the full experience of getting a home. I would recommend her should you be selling as she does get great results and if you are buying I would recommend you look at her houses as she only sells the premium properties. Our family thanks you for putting us into the house we wanted in the area we adore. Once again, thanks Jane for all your efforts.
101/15 Atchison Street St Leonards - Incredible Agents
When deciding whether or not to sell my property, there were a lot of thoughts that were going through my head. Being such an important asset I really wanted to make sure that I made the right decision and picking the right agent was the key for me. Jane & James met with me for an initial consultation and went through everything that needed to be done, answering all of my questions in such a clear and honest way. Their professionalism is simply amazing, unlike other agents that I have come across that are just content to do an open home and ‘see what happens,’ Jane & James takes the time to understand the buyers and sellers individuals needs and circumstances. Every little detail is well thought out and taken care of, Jane & James created a clear picture of each and every step that needed to be taken to achieve my goal with a well defined plan of action. From the start of the campaign they made sure that every box was ticked. What made the process so great was that there was no stress involved, I always felt supported. They contacted me to give me updates as to how we were going and really took the time to care about how I was feeling. I am so delighted with the end result, not only did Jane and James exceed my expectations with the price that we achieved but the professional and honest manner in which they did so really made it all such a great experience. The pride that they take in their job is obvious from the first time you meet them, they are such experts in what they do and the integrity and sincerity that they bring with them is simply second to none. I would highly recommend anyone looking for an agent to choose them, having dealt with a lot of different agents in the industry they really stands out from the crowd. Jane & James brings a fresh, vibrant, honest and professional energy to her work and I am very lucky to have found them.
7/57 Grasmere Road Cremorne - You made the whole experience a pleasure
I want to thank you both for the fantastic job you did with selling my apartment. You were both a pleasure to deal with - professional, honest, straight forward, diligent, supportive and very hard working.
Your advice and suggestions were always spot on. You helped me find contractors, stylists and cleaners, who all did a great job. You listened to my requirements without criticism and did your best to carry out my wishes.
You kept me informed at every stage of the process and made what could have been a stressful time quite manageable. With a great deal of effort, you sold my apartment prior to auction at a price that I was very happy with. You made the whole experience a pleasure and I felt I was talking to friends, rather than agents. Your 'double act' works very well, as you both bring complementary skills, experience and talents to the table.
I would not hesitate to recommend you to others.
6 Remah Close Naremburn- Jane and James went over and above what was needed
Jane and James went over and above what was needed, particularly due to numerous issues we had surrounding settlement and our lawyer’s mistakes. Our home was sold off market, which was a good result knowing we didn't have to go to open homes or marketing.
We could not fault Jane or her attention to detail and availability. We loved the fact that once we moved in, pizzas, chips and drinks were delivered by James. It was a horrific day and we hadn't even thought about dinner. It was amazing to think they did this. The agent where I purchased my new home from, didn't even phone to congratulate me.
Jane and James provided service well above and beyond what was expected.
4A Carter Street Cammeray- Nothing short of outstanding
We recently sold our home in Cammeray with the assistance of Jane Garwood and James Garwood. In short, the level of service and professionalism provided by Jane and James before and during the sales process was nothing short of outstanding. We had tried to sell our home earlier in the year with another agent and were extremely disappointed with the outcome.
They showed a positive and genuine interest in our home and were also interested enough and took the time to provide practical and creative suggestions to areas that needed improving which were very helpful. They were very supportive and understanding of the emotional stress associated with selling our home and communicated with us on a daily basis so we were always clear on how things were progressing.
I am extremely pleased that we decided to use Jane and James Garwood to sell our home as not only were we happy with the sold result but the whole process including their high level of professionalism, service and genuine care.
5/3 Churchill Crescent Cammeray- Originally on the market with another agent who could not even get close
I would like to thank Jane and James Garwood for a wonderful job of selling my investment apartment at 5/3 Churchill Crescent, Cammeray which was originally on the market in March with another agent who could not even get close to the result that Jane and James were able to achieve.
They constantly went the extra mile from the beginning right through to the final end result, and they were extremely knowledgeable and professional throughout the entire process. Their dedication, commitment, attention to detail, and most importantly their tenacity of selling my property achieved me $70,000 more then what I had originally expected.
I truly felt from the beginning that we could trust Jane and James and that they had my best interests at heart. They dealt with any minor renovations that needed to be done, liaised with the Body Corporate of my building, and made sure it was styled to perfection, right through to aromatherapy oils that we burnt during the inspections.
I could not have been any more pleased and impressed with Jane and James, and we would definitely recommend their services to anyone wanting to sell a property small or large.
Manning Road Double Bay
After we invited James Garwood to give us an evaluation on our property, he told us that he may have a potential buyer that would suit our home. To be totally honest, although we were thoroughly impressed by the way James presented himself with his knowledge and professionalism, I was still sceptical. I thought he was a typical real estate agent wanting us to sign an Agency Agreement with him. However, didn't he make me eat humble pie! Our home was sold to that same buyer five days later! It was that simple. Not only was James true to his word, which is rare in any form of business these days, the price and settlement date he negotiated more than exceeded our expectation.
I have no hesitation in recommending James to sell your home. I guarantee you won't be disappointed. You would be a 'fool' not to use him. Put it this way, James will be 'OUR AGENT FOR LIFE'.
- Paul & Katherine Psirakis
4/45 Union Street McMahons Point- James went over and above to make the sale happen for me
James went over and above to make the sale happen for me, he was also fun to work with.
James Garwood was a primary point of contact for me. He and Jane worked really well as a team. James managed the contract and settlement beautifully and Jane was great with negotiation, listening to me and advising on the best strategy to take. I loved Jane's vision for my property and her design help. Both Jane and James shared similar design ideas and style to me so it was easy to pick up on their ideas regarding storage and reformatting rooms and action them.
They both have a sharp eye and the apartment was transformed into something I could move straight into.
3304/1 Sergeants Lane, St Leonards- And they did not disappoint
Jane and James Garwood were recommended to me, and they did not disappoint. Jane is approachable, helpful, and knowledgeable. The campaign was professional, smooth, and we had a great result with minimal hassle or stress.
I would recommend Jane and James Garwood of Garwoods Estate Agents to my family, friends and others.
1/146a Kurraba Road - They showed a superior level of enthusiasm and commitment I have not seen before
I would like to thank Jane Garwood and James Garwood of Garwood’s Estate Agents for their excellent performance during the auction and sale process of my investment unit at Neutral Bay.
I have sold several properties over my 30 years of property ownership, and both Jane and James showed a superior level of enthusiasm and commitment I have not seen before. Prior to sale, my property required styling and some minor maintenance, and this was swiftly and meticulously organised by the Garwood Team, going above and beyond what I would have expected. Due to their efforts and eye for detail, the property presented beautifully to potential buyers during the marketing campaign, and facilitated getting my property promptly onto the market. It is well known that the sale process of a property can be stressful, however on this occasion I found it quite enjoyable knowing that Jane and James were very attuned to what was required and pre-empted any issues which arose, and gave feedback almost every day during the auction campaign. As a result of their efforts, there was a high level of awareness of my property in the market, which resulted in a higher than expected price on auction day.
I would certainly recommend Jane and James to anyone wishing a professional team to market and sell their property.
3308/1 Sergeants Lane St Leonards - Why would anyone choose any other Agency??
My wife, Elga, and I first met Jane and James Garwood late in 2014 when they very successfully marketed and sold an apartment in our building. When we decided to sell our apartment we invited Jane and James to be one of the Agencies to "pitch" for the listing. We knew within 10 minutes they were the Agency that would achieve the best outcome for us. Over many years in business, I have learned that once you appoint a Professional, you adhere to their advice. Don't second guess whatever they propose, and don't try and chisel their pricing. We accepted their Marketing proposal without question, but expected a superior result. We knew the highest price achieved for a comparable apartment in our building was $1.87m. I enquired whether $2m was possible. We didn't get the expected answer, "Yes"! Rather a reasoned outline of the positive and negative factors at play, and a strategic outline of how Garwoods would strive to reach our goal! A significant positive was our unparalleled 270 degree Harbour views, while the significant negative was the number of Development Applications before Council, and the unknown impact of any approvals upon these views. Jane and James, in our opinion, took an intelligent initiative by meeting with Council Planners, researched websites, and produced a leaflet with a map of the surrounding area showing the location, and relevant detail, of every development approved, and under consideration, enabling all interested parties to be in a position to make a decision with the most current information at hand. At every stage of the Marketing process we were kept fully informed. The day prior to Auction, Garwoods advised they held a signed contract for $2.12m, together with the 10% Deposit. I said fantastic, we accept. Later that afternoon, Jane and James arrived at the Apartment with another contract at $2.175m. They had kept working on our behalf!! Why would anyone choose any other Agency?? David and Elga Dyer Sanctuary Cove Qld
26b Lower Cliff Avenue Northbridge- Nothing other than the highest level of professionalism
Garwoods show nothing other than the highest level of professionalism, care & market understanding.
After a very discouraging false-start with another household brand estate agency, we elected to start from scratch and market the property with Garwoods. Jane and James come highly recommended. Their personalised service and experience reflected throughout the campaign in their understanding of the market in general, the target market and the property itself. Their intense attention to detail and passion resulted in a very solid and successful marketing campaign. As the vendor, from the start we felt comfortable we were in safe hands with our best interests being taken to heart. Our trust and faith did not disappoint as we were delighted with the result. Exactly the experience we all wish for when selling something so emotionally close to you as your home.
Rory & Marieta Matthews
33 The Boulevarde, Cammeray - First Class personal and professional service.
The planets must have been aligned when we discovered Jane and James Garwood. We needed a real estate agent to manage the urgent sale of a house in Cammeray. James answered our phone call (in the Xmas break!) and immediately arranged a meeting. Following this first meeting we felt absolutely certain that Jane and James had the knowledge, skills, and experience to deliver the best possible result. There were no exaggerated promises or clever sales talk designed to win our approval. They just listened carefully, related genuinely, and shared their delightful sense of humour. Of course they also provided us with facts and figures to support their sales strategy! During the lengthy process of emptying the house and preparing it for inspection, Jane and James were with us every step of the way – like close family members rather than the stereotypical image we have of real estate agents. They provided reliable and professional stylists and tradesmen and helped us to arrange the removal of a vast amount of household clutter. The house looked superb inside and out! During the marketing and negotiating phase Jane and James once again listened carefully to our views and treated us as if we were their only clients. We knew that this was also the way they treated all the prospective buyers. The final sales result was extremely satisfactory and we remain deeply grateful for the work they carried out to achieve it. We have absolutely no hesitation in highly recommending this remarkable duo! Sharon and Michael
7/195 Ernest Street Cammeray - Reliable and Trustworthy
James and Jane have been truly authentic and wonderful agents. The entire experience in selling our apartment was nothing but positive, with Jane and James working tirelessly to help us achieve the result we were searching for. They are personable and genuine agents, who regularly kept us informed and updated and we're truly interested in providing us with the best possible auction campaign they could. We highly recommend Garwood Estate Agents to any buyer/ seller on the Lower North Shore. Lauren and Pierce
107/7-9 Abott Street Cammeray - Jane and James are an amazing team to deal with
Jane and James are an amazing team to deal with. The results we achieved at auction are a testament to their immense knowledge and passion for the industry. We were incredibly grateful for the sound advice and excellent communication throughout the process. We would not hesitate to recommend Jane and James to anyone looking for an agent.
2/15 Langley Avenue, Cremorne- The human side and honesty we found dealing with them was the main reason
Would like to thank Jane and extend our appreciation for all your efforts and time invested during our sale process. The human side and honesty we found dealing with them was the main reason. Jane's promises were always realistic and feedback was honest. We wish that your way of doing things will be paid off by more success of your new business. All the best. Saif & Hiba Salman
1 Warringa Road Cammeray -Goes above and beyond what is required of a real estate agent.
My sister and I had to sell my parent's home which was a daunting task as they had been in it for over 45yrs. Our father had recently died at 93 and our mother was not well and also in her 90s. Dad was a 'fix-it' and 'do-it-yourself' man and therefore did not like to waist anything that he may need. He had made changes to it but as he got older even the maintenance became difficult. Jane was able to advise us what needed to be done to the house at a minimal cost to get the maximum result for our mother. She was able to put us in touch with people who would be able to work with us. She had a vision - even for the photographs - which were stunning. We couldn't believe it was the same house. Jane always kept in touch with us and let us know what was going on and always remained positive. The placement of advertising worked - we constantly had people coming to view the house, most who were genuine buyers. At auction time the backyard was packed with quite a number of genuine bidders. My sister and I were extremely happy with the outcome of the auction and Jane's continued follow-up after the sale and her assistance with anything else we required - even lending us some furniture to use during the time of moving. My sister and I would have no hesitation in recommending Jane Garwood as she goes above and beyond what is required of a real estate agent.
38/55 Carter Street Cammeray - So glad we chose James and Jane
We were dreading having to sell our apartment but James and Jane took all the hassle and stress out of the process. We were actually overseas at the time of the sale and everything was taken care of and put into place before we left.
James and Jane would be perfect for people wanting direct, timely, and informative communication, but they are also sensitive and passionate about what they do.
Needless to say, we were impressed and will use them again. Thanks
Alex & Jade Wilkinson
8/24 The Boulevarde, Cammeray - First time I have ever used an agent that I had 100% confidence in
I first met Jane Garwood at a social event and when I heard that she was a real estate agent I did my usual of venting at how stressful I always find the whole sales process as I always seem to spend all my time trying to convince the agent about the value of my home that I am selling and worrying about whether they have my best interests at heart. She spoke to me in a way that must have impacted me as I made a mental note to contact her if ever I decided to sell again which I considered unlikely. When the time did come to sell our home I enquired as to the whereabouts of Jane and found that she had opened her own agency with her son James in Cammeray called Garwoods. I knew immediately after meeting them both that this was the team that I wanted selling our home. At the first meeting they made some suggestions about what could be done to improve the presentation of the home which were fantastic and I felt that their approach to the whole process which was one of honesty, openness and totally relationship rather than transaction based, was exactly what I was looking for. They both totally compliment each other. At times I can be a bit of a control freak but quickly learnt ,after a few interactions, that I was best leaving it all to the experts. They tell it like it is which is how I like it. At all stages we were kept informed and my wife commented regularly how relaxed I was about everything. I always felt that they were both giving the sale their 100% best and it was always good meeting with them for updates. In the end the best gauge of an agents abilities is their success in selling your home for a good price. Our home was sold well above our reserve, at a record price for our building and maybe even for our suburb. This was not solely because of our beautiful apartment. It was in a significant way a result of the efforts, styling and marketing skills and extremely strong communication skills of both Jane and James. I recommend them highly
7/21 Palmer Street, Cammeray - Great agent, highly recommended!
Jane managed the sale of our townhouse in a way that was highly professional and efficient. She is extremely hard-working and has extensive knowledge of the market. She has an understanding of the emotional as well as the business side of selling property and was clear, honest and warm in her communications with us. She handled buyer interest and before auction offers with great skill and achieved an excellent result.
27 Alpha Road, Willoughby - Amazing agent
After years of searching for an agent and getting unreliable and misleading information from a number of different agents it was so fitting meet this team who were approachable and worked extremely hard to find us a home and secondly to then sell our house. Highly recommend this small personalised agency.
20 Palmer Street, Cammeray - Fantastic Result
Jane and James were fantastic in providing advice and support to get the house looking great for sale. The team had good communication during the open house period and expectation management around selling price was excellent, they know the market and have the ability to attract international buyers which i hadn't expected when selling the property.
I would highly recommend them, a great team to work with.
25 Palmer Street Cammeray - Garwoods Outstanding Agents
I have just sold my house through Garwoods Estate Agents, and I could not have wished for any better service from both Jane and James Garwood, and their entire team. I would recommend and have recommended them to many people. Jane and James are professional, knowledgeable, supportive, efficient, caring - you feel as if yours is the only house they are selling, even though they are juggling several open houses and auctions at the same time. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Selling a house and buying another at the same time is very stressful, and they held my hand through the whole process. And they worked very hard to achieve a great price for me! And succeeded in achieving it!
8/24-26 The Boulevarde Cammeray- As a purchaser we strongly endorse Garwoods, what you see is what you get
Yes a real estate agent is there to represent the vendor, which they did very well on our purchase, however we found their approach open, honest and appreciative of our needs.
We wanted to make a pre-auction offer, however Garwoods advised that given the strong interest, if a bid was made they would need to contact all interested parties, thus starting an unofficial silent auction, which they recommended we avoid, and we are so glad we did follow the Garwoods advice.
Fortunately for us we were successful at auction, so happiness all around, no doubt we paid a premium, however we wanted the property and considered the premium appropriate and the vendor achieved an above expectation result
As a vendor we would strongly consider Garwoods when selling
As a potential purchaser we strongly endorse Garwoods, what you see is what you get, honesty with no bull shit, the way it should be
36/1-5 Russell Street, Wollstonecraft - The agent's agent
I interviewed 3 real estate agents to sell my flat and experienced Jane and James to be head and shoulders above the other two. I was under pressure as I had purchased another home and had to sell my flat within a certain time-frame. Once I had signed up with them, they suggested the minimum I needed to do to get the place spruced up for inspections. They organised everything for me, including measuring up, buying and installing blinds! Within 6 days, the flat had been seamlessly transformed into a gorgeous showhome. Throughout the process, they were attentive and kept me informed. I almost felt like I was their only vendor. They are totally professional and tell it like it is and I valued that. In the end we had a very successful auction and achieved a result comfortably above the reserve. On perusing their testimonials, I noted that they had been the agent for an agent of one of Neutral Bay’s leading estate agencies. To sign up with Jane and James, you are getting the agent’s agents - the AAA team.
11/360 Miller Street, Cammeray - Great agent !!
We are a very busy professional couple with a young child, we had bought a house and had to combine moving, working and selling all at the same time. Our apartment needed some serious upgrades which we never had time to do, and the Garwoods arranged and supervised everything, from painting, appliances, electrics, blinds, cleaning and styling. We didn’t need to do anything and everything was expertly managed. It took the pressure from us and allowed us to concentrate on the move to our new home. Jane and James keep in constant contact reporting on the progress of the sale and working tirelessly to achieve a great result for us. We always knew that our needs were foremost in their minds at all times, and that do they would do everything they needed to do, to finalise our sale. It was always great to know that they had our backs and were working tirelessly for us. We highly recommend them as very professional, caring agent.
15/25 Abbott Street - Cammeray - Fantastic to work with!
Jane has been an outstanding agent to work with in the sale of my property. With excellent knowledge of the market and key drivers for purchasers of my property, from the first meeting it was clear Jane knew exactly who would be interested in my property. Optimistic and realistic, Jane worked diligently to ensure sale of my property throughout the entire period pre and during sale period.
3/23 Arkland Street, Cammeray - A job very well done
Jane and James put in a tremendous effort to sell our apartment. They were involved in every part of the journey - working with the stylist, with the photographer etc to ensure that everything fit to their vision and plan. Jane and James have great communication, keeping us up to date with interest throughout the process, they are persistent and followed up all leads. We are confident that they were able to get the best result possible in the market we sold into.
18 Greens Drive, Cammeray - Creative Solutions Focused Vendor Agent
Jane is a lovely person who enjoys property with a passion. Her enthusiasm is reassuring for the vendor and that flows on to the purchaser. Jane comes to you with solutions and ideas - there are no problems. Unique properties offer opportunities to realise potential and Jane is able to communicate this to purchasers putting them at ease and allowing them to enjoy the purchasing process. Jane has a warm friendly nature and a genuine interest in the people she meets. But, she does not confuse her position as the vendor's agent and this is apparent in the results she achieves for her clients and the market in general.
42/20 Moodie Street, Cammeray - Highly recommend, professional, honest and reliable!
We highly recommend Jane and James Garwood as professional, honest and reliable agents who assisted us in selling our property and achieved a great result. We had appraisals from multiple agents, but Jane and James were by far the most professional and knowledgeable. They explained clearly the process, the price range, the local market, and we felt that we were well informed from the start. Their message was consistent throughout the whole process, feedback & reporting was regular and they kept positive and confident that “that they will find the right buyer”. We have no doubt that they worked really hard to achieve the best result for us and we are grateful for that. Jane and James have also given us great tips and advice on buying our new home so we will definitely keep in touch. Thank you once again! Highly recommend!
4/51 Palmer Street, Cammeray - Top notch agent - a dynamic duo
James and Jane did an excellent job in securing the purchase of my new home. Great communication, professional and James is an absolute delight to deal with and I would definitely recommend James and Jane to anyone looking to buy or sell their property in Cammeray. I’m happy with their service thanks again!
4/51 Palmer Street, Cammeray - Excellent !!
From the very first meeting we were extremely impressed with the Garwood’s professionalism, communication & knowledge of the market. It was an easy choice selecting them when comparing to other agents. They showed up ready to impress and had a personable nature which made us feel comfortable with them straight away. The way they operate their business is streamlined in a way that makes the whole sale process seem somewhat “easy” to the sellers. Behind the scenes James & Jane do all the heavy lifting - organising all the trades/stylists etc & making suggestions for changes which can add value to the sale price. They were attentive - calling/texting & communicating honestly and openly throughout. We would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone wishing to sell their home!
3/23 Arkland Street, Cammeray - A job very well done
Jane and James put in a tremendous effort to sell our apartment. They were involved in every part of the journey - working with the stylist, with the photographer etc to ensure that everything fit to their vision and plan. Jane and James have great communication, keeping us up to date with interest throughout the process, they are persistent and followed up all leads. We are confident that they were able to get the best result possible in the market we sold into.
5/570 Miller Street, Cammeray - Exceptional Agents
We would like to express our sincere thanks to Jane and James Garwood for assisting us in purchasing our beautiful new home.
From the first inspection, Jane and James were incredibly professional, honest, genuine, and were very approachable with any concerns we had.
Regular feedback from open inspections were appreciated, always keeping us up to date with progress of the campaign.
Hopefully we won't be going anywhere soon, but we would thoroughly recommend Jane and James to anyone wanting to sell their property, you won't be disappointed!!
241 West Street, Cammeray - Honest and professional dealings
It was great dealing with Jane and James. Very honest and professional approach with great local market knowledge. Would highly recommend Jane and James.
241 West Street, Cammeray - Cannot recommend Team Garwood highly enough!
Jane and James were terrific to deal with. They were honest, warm and professional, had in depth knowledge of, and experience with, the local market and are clearly passionate about real estate. From the very first meeting, we felt like we were a part of the team. Jane and James made sure that they discussed every strategy with us - from marketing to styling to auction approach – tailored their approach to suit our property and our potential buyer, and took into account all of our concerns. They reassured us when we were nervous, answered all of our questions promptly and worked extremely hard to achieve what was a fantastic result for our property. We never felt like this was just another sale to them - in fact, we felt like Jane and James genuinely had our best interests in mind, and we completely trusted their judgement. Even when we felt anxious about how the process was going, we knew that Jane and James had our backs, and we could not be happier with the result. We cannot recommend Team Garwood highly enough.
Thank you again Jane and James for everything!
237 West Street, Cammeray - Highly recommended
We were very pleased with the results James and Jane helped us achieve on the recent auction of our home. They worked hard, thought outside the box, were great communicators and clearly understood the market. They positioned our property well to get the best result.
2/39 Churchill Crescent, Cammeray - Professional yet caring
The choice of an agent to sell our home was a massive decision, one which we laboured over for quite some time. We have been in the area for a while so have met a number of agents over the years. Our conveyancer mentioned Garwoods Estate Agents to us, so we decided to meet James. We are glad we did! As soon as we met James we liked him. We could see that he was a professional. But even more than that he seemed to care enough to want us to get the best possible price. We could tell that he took pride in his work. We were not disappointed! From day one we could see that he has set up the sales process like a well-oiled machine. From the photographer to the back-up staff in the office to the auctioneer, everyone we dealt with were true professionals who were the best at what they do. The auction campaign did start off slowly but James followed up every lead he got and communicated with us constantly. James has the ability to form a trusted relationship not just with us as the vendors but with the purchasers too. It definitely made the difference. The auction was a great success and our beautiful home sold to just the right person. We were more than happy with the price achieved. Selling a home is a stressful process but James communicated constantly and supported us through the ordeal. Would we recommend James? All we can say is: “You would be mad to go with anyone else!”
2/13 Churchill Crescent, Cammeray - Exceeded expectations
I was very pleased with the way Jane handled the sale of a home unit in Cammeray. Every detail of the process was explained and regular progress reports were appreciated. The experience , rather than being daunting as anticipated , turned out to be pleasant. It was a pleasure dealing with Garwood’s and I recommend them without hesitation.
8/247-249 Ernest Street, Cammeray - Exceeded my expectations
James was introduced to me as a reliable and honest agent. I found him just that and more. He listened to my needs and provided me with a service that guided me through my sale with expertise and made me feel comfortable and re-assured during the entire process offering advice on all aspects of how to present and market the property in the way that would achieve my desired outcome. Well done James. Amazing job. Also the staff at Garwoods are so helpful and lovely to deal with and I felt right at home. James followed up with me constantly before and after each step along the way and made me feel supported and that he was putting all his energy into achieving the very best result for me. I am so appreciative. Thank you to all at Garwoods. I have already recommended them to many of my friends
22/24 Cammeray Road - Great agent
We interviewed James and Jane Garwood and 6 days later we were on the market with an excellent, high quality sales campaign. That short timeline is a credit to James and Jane and their expertise. We were first time sellers and found James' market knowledge and willingness to listen, as well as share his insights about the selling process, invaluable. We knew from the outset that James would only be involved for the first couple of weeks as he would be away after that. James and Jane gave us great advice when advising us to style the property in a way that the most likely buyer would use the space and when explaining the selling process. We had a lot of questions and James and Jane were always happy to talk to us about the big picture as well as the small details. James kept in touch while he was away. He is warm and personable and passionate about real estate. It was a pleasure working with him. Thank you, James.