5/79A Carter Street, Cammeray - Fantastic Experience
James and his team have managed our investment property in Cammeray since early 2017 and have continuously provided a faultless, high-end service with a very personal approach. When we decided to sell in 2021 we knew James would do an amazing job, and that he did! He is a fantastic communicator, has an insane amount of energy, and goes above and beyond any other agent. He has a very strong sense of responsibility and care which most agents lack. He has a strong team around him and the sale process was seamless. We were blown away by the results and we will miss our regular chats! We highly recommend James and the team.
92 Deepwater Road, Castle Cove - Consummate Professional
At every stage during our sale process Jane and the team at Garwood’s exceeded our every expectation. Her advice and attention to detail were the difference between getting a great price and an exceptional price for our home. We would not hesitate to recommend Garwood’s.
3/80 Cabramatta Road, Mosman - Superb guidance and commitment
Jane managed every aspect of the sale with savviness, commitment, skill and equanimity. She added much value with suggestions for pre-sale upgrades and preparation and leveraging her network to bring this to fruition quickly and efficiently. No detail was too much trouble for Jane. Her measured advice, determined commitment and trustworthiness gave me confidence and peace of mind.
2/550 Miller Street, Cammeray
We recently sold our property in Cammeray through Garwoods Estate Agents.
To put it simply, we could not be any happier with the service we received from James and Jane and the sales outcome.
They are consummate professionals who stand out in the market. We would buy, rent or sell through James and Jane in a heartbeat.
3/23 Arkland Street, Cammeray
We recently bought a property through James Garwood. James made the purchase process extremely smooth and straightforward. He promptly answered our questions and passed on the information that we requested. We felt that James was honest and genuine with what was going on throughout the bidding process and kept us informed. Garwood Estate Agents definitely provided the personal touch and approach, which we really appreciated as buyers. I would highly recommend James Garwood and Garwood Estate Agents.
5/24-26 Marks Street, Cammeray - Personable, knowledgeable and flawless
We have now bought, rented and sold through Jane Garwood and I would not recommend anyone more able to assist in the difficulties, complexities and pressures of real estate. She has an amazing knowledge of properties, and an uncanny ability to see through the issues and come up with solutions. During the time we have known Jane (being 7 years with many more to come), she has been a pleasure to deal with and has always been available to answer our queries and to bounce ideas. She has built wonderful relationships in our community and has assisted our family in growing in our area. A truly remarkable person.
2/550 Miller Street, Cammeray - High recommendation
I was fortunate to purchase a new home recently with James and Garwoods Estate Agents. The experience was a happy and positive one. James communicated with me at every step. He checked in with me regularly giving feedback and I was updated with contract changes in a timely manner. I felt supported throughout the auction process, including advice on how to bid. James knows his market, has a great eye for real estate, he is always courteous, and is committed to getting the best result.
1/112 Glover Street, Mosman
James has boundless energy and enthusiasm throughout the entire sales process. This starts from the first enquiry and continues with the listing, marketing, recommended sale campaign, property styling and presenting through to finding the maximum number of interested purchasers. His follow up with enquiries is thorough and tenacious and communication with clients is excellent. He is dedicated from beginning to end to present and sell properties listed with Garwoods with the highest level of attention and integrity.
16A Napier Street, Lindfield
We thoroughly recommend Jane for the sale of your property. Jane has a unique style, from her wealth of knowledge and experience, in preparation and styling for sale. Her flair and non-cookie cutter approach brought out the absolute best in our property to present it for the best outcome. Jane and the whole Garwood’s team were very helpful and approachable in guiding us through to a fabulous end result
James has a great personal style engaging with professional and clear communication. He was always very helpful leading and guiding us through every step from early marketing strategies to the final steps on auction day. His partnership with Jane Garwood worked tremendously well. We would definitely recommend James and Garwood’s for the sale of your property. Their combined personal touch of Garwood’s team is a unique service that has delivered a great outcome on our property sale.
11/34 Gerard Street, Cremorne
James and Jane at Garwoods have been an absolute pleasure to work with.
I’ve had several property managers prior to engaging Garwoods and felt like a money making number.
I have been working with Garwoods for over 2 years and highly recommend them. To me, my property was the single most valuable asset I had, and knew that with Jane and James, I always experienced the respect and professionalism that I needed.
In all instances I’ve found them proactive and kept me well informed.
When recently my circumstances changed needing to sell my investment, James and Jane were incredibly supportive and assisted me to be in the best possible position to sell my property efficiently and effectively - without the need to go to public market.
They also provided me with invaluable advice on how to succeed at auction for my new home in a highly competitive market elsewhere.
There is no other realtor in the lower north shore (and I’ve tried many) that I could honestly highly recommend - and do recommend regularly - both in property management and in sales. The team at Garwoods are a high class unto themselves.
Thank you for helping me realise my dreams!
12/299 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove - Reliable real estate professional with great attention to detail
James was recommended by a friend and a pleasure to deal with. Professional, with expert attention to detail he’s a clear communicator who answers questions directly. He also adapts his communicate style based on how little or how much you want to be across the process. I’d not hesitate to recommend him and Jane to anyone looking to entrust the sale of their property to an expert, dependable team. We were very pleased with our result and the journey to get there was stress-free thanks to James.
16A Napier Street, Lindfield - Professional and efficient
I found Jane to be very professional and efficient in answering all of our queries regarding the purchase of the house in a prompt manner. We didn't go into negotiating the price as the sale was through auction but I sense she will be a tough negotiator for the vendor, someone with a no-nonsense style but not without a personal touch and willingness to help the buyer be as informed as possible. Somehow I find it lovely to see Jane and James, mother and son, work together. They seem to complement each other well. We will hopefully not be thinking of selling in a long time after finding our dream home but if we do, we will truly consider you guys.
37 Palmer Street, Cammeray - Great personal service and an amazing result.
James made the process of selling our house easy and stress free by keeping us informed the whole time, and assisting in ensuring it was always shown in great condition. The whole marketing campaign was very effective at huge turnouts on our open homes and ultimately our auction secured us an amazing result well above our reserve price. We are so glad we chose Garwoods.
16A Napier Street, Lindfield - The Personal Touch
James has a great personal style engaging with professional and clear communication. He was always very helpful leading and guiding us through every step from early marketing strategies to the final steps on auction day. His partnership with Jane Garwood worked tremendously well. We would definitely recommend James and Garwood’s for the sale of your property. Their combined personal touch of Garwood’s team is a unique service that has delivered a great outcome on our property sale.
31 Central Street, Naremburn - Exceptional service, next level!
I engaged James and the Garwood team to sell my house recently, there was an enormous amount of work to be done in a short period of time. I found James an artistic, innovative and talented numbers man with unflagging energy. He used his nous to engage with social media platforms and deliver digital media publicity and advertising to create a large contact base, for the sale of my house. He is a gentleman, highly organised, reliable and trustworthy - he completely broke the cliched real estate model for me!
James is engaging and great to be around and in combination with Jane, take up the gaps impossible to fill as a vendor, with their combined experience and talents they were a force! James has a great 'feel' for the market and in combination with Jane are a honey pot of ideas, their support was extraordinary from design ideas, contacts and understanding complex building scenarios through to perspicacious negotiating skills. James and the Garwood team offered support and communication second to none throughout the whole process, essential to me, in navigating the difficult task of renovating and selling my house. What more the outcome was terrific!
1/40 Palmer Street, Cammeray - Above and Beyond
Jane really did go absolutely above and beyond to support me on my most recent sale. She guided me throughout the process, kept me informed of all developments and really was a wonderful emotional support throughout what is typically such a stressful time. I could not have been in better hands.
Jane knows the Cammeray and lower North Shore market inside and out, and I felt that she positioned my property in the perfect way to ensure it ultimately was sold to the people best suited to it.
It was an absolute pleasure working with Jane, James and the entire Garwoods team. I couldn't recommend her and the team more highly.
17/3 Churchill Crescent, Cammeray
Jane was a pleasure to work with to sell our apartment. She and James form a great and very efficient team. We took their advises on board and achieve a great outcome in a much shorter time than we thought. Jane was always on call if we had a question and kept us informed during the whole process which made our experience much less stressful than it could have been. We are happy to recommend Jane and James.
11 Dalleys Road, Naremburn - A pleasure to deal with!
As a buyers agent, we deal with many agents and experience a diverse range of negotiation 'tactics', often to the detriment of the vendor. Dealing with James was effortless. This was an off-market transaction which is a little trickier to negotiate, however, James communicated every step of the way and the transparency he demonstrated meant that both vendor and buyer achieved the best outcome possible.
7/9 Penshurst Avenue, Kurraba Point - A trusted advisor for life
Having first met James seven years ago when he was acting for the vendor of a property that eventually became our home, we have never forgotten the way James conducted himself - with absolute integrity and professionalism. When it came time for us to sell our property seven years on, it was without a second thought that we reached out to James for his help. James, and Jane Garwood, showed us a tremendous degree of thoughtfulness in how we should approach the sale in an uncertain market, demonstrated their deep understanding and judgement of the market and our property, and stood by us every step along the way from marketing, negotiations to closing the sale. We were so amazed at the result James achieved for us.
I remember seeing on the front page of James' proposal to us, the famous quote from Maya Angelou “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel”, James has truly lived up to his motto.
Thank you for supporting us in achieving some of our most significant life goals, James.
31 Central Street, Naremburn - Exceptional
Jane has the ability to problem solve creatively from renovation stage through to marketing and sale. She is more tuned into people than most. Jane really works, no problem is an issue and she went well beyond my expectations especially with her ongoing support through a very stressful process. Jane is unflappable, kind and committed, and she listens. I could not bear to think how I would have managed without them!
32 Merrenburn Avenue, Naremburn - "Excellence is never an accident" (Aristotle)
As a family, we approached three different agents and chose Garwoods because we thought they could ensure a personal touch for the sale of our family home of 75 years which was both sensitive and sentimental. James and the team expertly guided our family each step of the way to a successful auction. Garwoods are unique because the Garwoods themselves (James and Jane) did all the showings and communications with potential bidders and us, which also thankfully meant that there were no randoms because the house was still home. We were kept informed across the campaign regarding those interested in the property, potential changes in the campaign strategy and the market itself. We are delighted with James and the team at Garwoods - they knew the market; their communication was clear; they have integrity and are excellent!
1/13 Churchill Crescent, Cammeray - Jane is a thorough professional
Jane is a thorough professional. She combines experience with pragmatism with a side of enthusiasm.
It is rare these days to deal with someone you know you can trust. Particularly when it comes to estate agents who soften over promise and under deliver. Jane works hard at delivering a win win. She provides expert advice and guidance. Jane works with you listening to any concerns and sorting out any unforeseen challenges. A pleasure to work with.
2/336 Miller Street, Cammeray - Jane had my back, solved difficult problems and produced a wonderful result
Jane has a winning formula, to upgrade, present, style, promote and sell. She is reliable, trustworthy, honest and with a great sense of humour amidst it all ! I had an extremely positive experience with Jane Garwoods recently. Ours was a challenging sale with difficult strata members as well as an unexpected find of asbestos ! Jane was rock solid through it all, always there, finding solutions, pressing on and despite all the obstacles, coming out on top, with a beautiful repair, upgrade, and styling. We got a top price in an uncertain market. The thing I want to leave you with is this: Jane Garwood is reliable and trustworthy, and solution oriented, even in extenuating circumstances where others wouldn't have gone the distance.
Deep appreciation, Jane
14 Churchill Crescent, Cammeray - We would recommend them unreservedly
Right from the start, Jane and James gave us great confidence that they would do the best for our property. Their knowledge of the area and market, from big picture to small detail, was matched by frank communication, flexibility and a lot of hard work to ensure the property was presented at its best. They gave us constant, forensic feedback on the marketing campaign, and we were delighted with the final outcome. Jane and James were a pleasure to deal with, and we would recommend them unreservedly to anyone wanting to sell a property in our area.
3/37 Pine Street, Cammeray - Great experience
From the very first moment we started working together I had complete confidence in Jane. Her knowledge of the Cammeray area is second to none. She is passionate and driven and worked so hard to deliver us a brilliant result. I am so grateful for the care and attention she took throughout the campaign and would recommend her to anyone looking to sell their home.
2/47 Pine Street, Cammeray - Excellent service and result
We are very happy to have engaged James and Jane to manage the marketing and sale of our Cammeray property. They achieved an excellent result and were successful in selling our apartment off-market, thus saving us the expense and bother of a full marketing campaign and auction. Their skill in matching the appeal of our apartment with the needs and aspirations of potential buyers was most impressive and their enthusiasm and tenacity were much appreciated. We would strongly recommend their professionalism and skill to potential vendors.
10/15 Morden Street, Cammeray - I highly recommend
Jane and James exceeded all expectations. They filled us with confidence, went above and beyond preparing our property for sale, and smoothly dealt with a meddling neighbour. Very easy and friendly to deal with, and of course most impressively, they secured a price well above expectations. Highly recommended.
26 Rembrandt Drive, Middle Cove - James is a highly skilled and ethical agent
I purchased a unit from James in 2019. The seamless experience of buying convinced me to go with Garwoods when it was time to sell my beloved family home in 2020.
Some of the qualities that drew me to James were:
1) his enthusiasm for my house – he loved it and this was infectious
2) his deft organisation of the works needed – he advised on the best works to invest in and gathered quotes from trades people
3) as I had made the decision to sell prior to the arrival of COVID-19, I went through a “will I or won’t I sell” process throughout the lockdown. James stood by me without exerting any pressure
4) his negotiating skills – when the offers started rolling in, he skilfully brought about a sale at a price I was happy with
70/25A Marks Street, Naremburn - The ultimate professional
I first met Jane over 5 years ago when I was having a ‘sticking beak’ at an open home. Where most agents would roll their eyes, Jane was happy to meet me, even if I wasn’t a potential buyer. A few years later, I was looking at a rental on behalf of friends, again an absolute pleasure and complete professional. Real estate agents are so often dismissive and reluctant to care unless there is potential business, Jane had never forgotten my name!
We engaged Garwoods Estate Agents for the sale of our property without considering any other agency because quite simply they are the best on the lower North Shore. Genuine staff with integrity, you are not ‘just a sale’.
Jane is ever the professional; honest and upfront, with market knowledge that helped inform our expectations and guide our decision making. We felt completely confident from the first meeting! Even during these challenging and uncertain times Jane delivered an outstanding service. We would not hesitate in recommending Jane and Garwoods Estate Agents.
26 Rembrandt Drive, Middle Cove - It’s great to have Jane on board!
When you go with Garwoods Real Estate you get the skills of two talented professionals on your sale, as Jane and James Garwood work as a team. Although James was my primary agent when I sold my family home, Jane lent years of experience to every part of the process. She is a particular whiz at decorating and gardening. She gave me some invaluable tips on how to improve the look of my house, right down to recommending what to plant in my pots and the correct attachments for hanging curtains. But Jane is not just the design eye of the team, she’s an astute negotiator with a deep knowledge of the real estate market. When you go with Garwoods Real Estate, you will receive a lot of personal attention and a generous sprinkle of the Garwood magic! For me, it all added up to the successful sale of my home.
85 Atchison Street, Crows Nest - Excellent experience with a true Professional
Jane is understanding, intelligent, sharp, motivated, enthusiastic, committed, friendly , refined ,honest and professional. Everything you want in an agent. She communicates very well and is very helpful too. We are very happy that we chose Jane to handle our sale and recommend her without hesitation.
8/570 Miller Street, Cammeray - Highly recommend!
Jane and James Garwood are fantastic at what they do - true experts in the field. They went the extra mile for every step of the process with so much attention to presentation of the property and all the small details.
It was all so efficiently handled we can only Highly Recommend ……..Garwoods!
James is wonderful with the small details and makes you feel at ease. We felt relaxed yet confident knowing we had the best in the business to help us sell our property successfully.
Denise and Tony
65/25A Marks Street, Naremburn - Jane went above and beyond....
I originally met James & Jane when I bought my unit and they were working for another agency. I was so blown away with the high level of professionalism and communication that when it came time to sell the unit I immediately contacted Garwoods Estate Agents. James & Jane went above and beyond to get the unit ready for the advertising campaign and open homes. I believe these extra efforts that James & Jane put in enabled us to receive such a fantastic selling price which I was extremely pleased with. I highly recommend James, Jane and Garwoods Estate Agents.
21/10 McKye Street, Waverton - Ultimate professional
What an incredible task James has taken on – selling my 3BR apartment during COVID - 19 isolation where you couldn’t even have open inspections except private appointments. James worked extremely hard throughout the campaign, brought a huge amount of qualified potential buyers through the door.
He is the ultimate professional, kept me up to date with all the important information and buyers feedback. I never needed to remind him as he always calls me before I even reach out. I felt very well informed which gave me a great comfort each week knowing that James was doing his absolute best for the sale of my property.
James has a keen eye for genuine buyers and he was able to deliver a great sale price for my property during an extremely challenging time and market. I would recommend James and Garwoods Estate to anybody who wants an exceptional selling experience.
70/25A Marks Street, Naremburn - Above and beyond
James was managing our property as a rental, so when it came time for us to sell it was an easy decision to have him manage the sale of our property.
James must be one of the most dedicated and professional real estate agents I’ve come across. He was the perfect combination of supportive and patient whilst we were working through our options prior to sale. When it came time to sell, he was also incredibly considerate of the tenants needs and ensuring they were treated respectfully throughout the sale process.
When Covid-19 escalated the situation was changing frequently, including impacts to open homes/auctions. James was touching base daily to discuss our options and to run through the best course of action. He went above and beyond to ensure we felt supported, in a time that was no doubt personally stressful given the significant impact to his own business.
James not only managed to sell our unit within 8 days, he did so without open homes (I think he had 12 hours of appointments…) and achieved a record sale for the block! We were beyond happy with the outcome. He has an eye for genuine buyers, and those who he thought were well suited for the property. He kept us informed throughout the whole process, which made us feel completely at ease.
Whether you are buying, selling or renting James is consistently professional and an absolute pleasure to deal with. His integrity, dedication and market knowledge are just some of the reasons I would not hesitate to recommend Garwood’s and James.
3/90 Raglan Street, Mosman - Smooth like a breeze...
My experience with Jane and James Garwood from Garwood's Real Estate was professional from start to finish. I initially looked at the Mosman property very briefly, but then after some contemplating, I decided to have another look it. Jane was very supportive and agreed to let me see the property again by appointment, and I then I decided to take the plunge, and made the offer to purchase.
Thankfully the owners accepted my offer and Jane ensured that everything ran smoothly from the contracts being signed and the conveyancing. I was most surprised at how it quickly it all fell in to place within such a short amount of time. It was a breeze.
Thank you Garwood's, I look forward to moving in to my new home!
10 Lillis Street, Cammeray - Trust from start to finish
James and Jane were an excellent team to deal with, and made sure to build a rapport with us, keeping us informed, and including us in all developments, especially as we faced a number of issues with the sellers' solicitor holding up settlement. We always felt we could rely on their advice, and they were crucial in getting the sale done. thanks James and Jane.
Lot 43/53 Palmer Street, Cammeray - Honest, Helpful and Generous with advice
Jane Garwood went well out of her way to assist us with our purchase.
She is smart, keen to listen and understand the clients needs, and delightful to work with.
Jane follows through on everything she promises and delivers in spades.
I couldn't recommend her highly enough.
23 Cammeray Road, Cammeray - Hardworking, meticulous and results driven!
James is an expert in the Cammeray market. He was instrumental in preparing our property for sale and conducted a meticulous campaign that delivered a great outcome. I'd have no hesitation in recommending James.
804/11 Chandos Street, St Leonards - Professional and Fair
As buyer, I think that Jane is a fair agent. Due to work reason, I could not make myself available from inspection to auction. I was impressed when Jane offered me a virtual inspection even before I asked. On the auction day, she reminded me to call in advance to check the connectivity. I felt that she was genuinely cared about me as a potential buyer. Through out the process, Jane was very responsive to all my emails. And she worked between me and the vendor to accommodate the needs of each party. Thank you, Jane, for helping me in purchasing the apartment!
2/24 The Boulevarde, Cammeray - We purchased our property through Garwoods
Goes over and above expectations
We purchased our property through Garwoods . Jane and her son James were extremely helpful throughout the entire process both before and following the purchase. We lived interstate so they interfaced between us and the vendor and even went in and watered the gardens and pot plants for almost two months to ensure they stayed alive through very hot weather. Due to delays in selling our interstate property we decided to use them also as rental agents. They found a tenant within 48 hours, negotiated a very satisfactory rent and kept us fully informed at all stages of the process. They are a relatively small and local agent which enables them to give personalised and tailor made service
1/370 Miller Street, Cammeray - Meet them before you go anywhere else
We couldn’t recommend Jane and James enough - as both people, and agents. Their knowledge and data on the area gave us confidence - and really put us at ease. They went the extra mile with every facet - and have an excellent wider team with regards to styling, gardening, cleaning, legal and marketing. Communication and time taken to meet us (after work a lot of the time) made all the difference to us.
The smaller details ended up paying off in a big way - and now we are in a great position for the next step.
Meet with them, and you will see what we mean.
804/11 Chandos Street, St Leonards- Great service and great result
For my apartment, we had some tricky strata issues, some poor previous sale results in the building and I was very busy with work and a heavy international travel schedule. When we appointed Jane the overriding impression was that she listened to what we were looking for in an agent and tailored her advice and assistance to that rather than just taking a 'template' approach. Jane helped decide what elements in the apartment needed work, organised services and project managed their delivery while I was mostly overseas to get the apartment ready for sale a week ahead of schedule and ran a great campaign. We particularly appreciated the honest feedback during the campaign so we could make decisions based on facts rather than spin and ultimately the apartment sold for a price right at the top end of our expectations and comfortably higher than any comparable apartment in our building. It was a great result and we were very happy with how Jane played the leading role in achieving that result.
3/312 West Street, Cammeray - Professional and hard working
We promised James and Jane our listing one year ago and when it came time to sell, we engaged them for our 2br apartment in Cammeray. Their thorough understanding of the area and up to date market knowledge was comforting. Throughout the four-week sales process, we were kept fully informed of the inspections and likely buyers at auction. They worked with buyers to understand out old-style Tenants in Common Title and achieved an excellent sale price for us.
G01/291 Miller Street, Cammeray - Jane was brilliant!
I am so lucky to have connected with Jane. Our apartment had been leased and we took the plunge and decided to sell in a challenging market. Then we handed it over to Jane who managed everything beautifully end to end, the styling, the garden, the photography, the advertising and the opens. Jane was constantly in touch the whole time and at the end of the campaign, we had two parties negotiating. What impressed me the most though was Janes' fairness and honesty in dealing with the buyers. While she got us a great price she was determined to look after everyone involved. It speaks volumes about her as an agent.
39 Abbott Street, Cammeray - Calm, knowledgeable and professional - helped my frayed nerves!
We met with four agents before agreeing that the Garwood duo best aligned with us as sellers. Jane was so calm, yet helped us be decisive. Being attached emotionally to our home made the decision to sell difficult. Jane (and James) were so patient with us and helped guide us through the process.
All this aside, they also took one look at our place and knew who our buyer would be. Our little house was sold in 3 days before we could launch the campaign. Sold for a price we were very happy with.
Not only did Jane help us with our sale, but she and James also provided invaluable guidance on the purchase of our next home. We sold and bough 4 days later!!
Forever thankful for their help and support. HIGHLY recommend the Garwoods
Lot 43/53 Palmer Street, Cammeray - I could not be happier!!
I engaged Jane to assist me with the sale of a storage unit in Cammeray. This was off the back of a rather lacklustre experience with the previous agent who provided no updates, or any other communication. Jane was a breath of fresh air and sold the unit within a short period at a great price. I could not be happier with my experience with Jane and would be pleased to recommend her and to engage her again without hesitation.
3/29b Shirley Road, Wollstonecraft - We couldn’t be more impressed!
I cannot praise James' knowledge, experience, honesty and professionalism enough.
James' attitude, motivation and integrity instilled in us a level of trust and respect that ensured a smoothing sailing successful campaign.
We have had a wonderfully positive experience selling with James and Garwoods Estate Agents and will absolutely be recommending to friends and family.
We cannot thank you enough James for taking such good care of us throughout such a big life event!
3/20A Ellalong Road, Cremorne - Outstanding, Committed, Savvy, Integrity
If you are looking for committed, savvy and hardworking real estate agents who offer exceptional service then I highly commend to you Jane Garwood and James Garwood.
Jane and James assisted me to prepare my home for sale in a matter of days, and then sold it within a week. It was extraordinary how professionally they brought everything together in such a short timeframe. Their daily communication was exemplary and advice pragmatic and astute. I appreciated their attention to the bigger picture and market considerations as well as the smallest of details. I valued how solutions were readily identified for any challenge. Their determination and efforts were unwavering and their knowledge, integrity and thoughtfulness made it a delight to work with them. They achieved a higher price than any other property sold in the strata complex to date.
Jane and James’ expertise and effort ameliorated the stress that is often associated with preparing and selling a home. It felt like a true partnership. I cannot speak highly enough of my experience of working with them and recommend them without hesitation.
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1/40 Palmer Street, Cammeray - Total connection at first meeting
I felt so comfortable during the whole process. I knew nothing about selling a house so needed expert down to earth advice. Garwoods were recommended to me by very astute friends. I can recognise truth in dialogue and Jane swept me away. She and James are the ultimate in professional business people, being realtors. I highly recommend them as partners in selling your home.
10 Lillis Street, Cammeray - Professional, committed and understanding
When my husband passed away and following other family tragedies, my home of 17 years became so lonely and empty. I decided it was time for a change so I engaged an agent to sell my home. After some time I realised this agent wasn't for me and from a recommendation I decided to speak to James Garwood. From our first meeting, he came across as being very genuine, enthusiastic, professional and most of all understanding of my situation which was very important to me. I was never one pressured and it was the best decision for me to change agents. It has been an absolute pleasure to work with James and his incredible mum, Jane, who has also been there with advice for me along the way. I first engaged James months ago and after making the final decision to sell, my home wold within 3 weeks and didn't go to auction. It's not easy to say goodbye to your wondering memories but James and Jane have helped me look to the future. I have read other reviews about them and can honestly say from my experience, everything is true.
49 Pine Street, Cammeray - Without exception, by far the best Real Estate agents we have ever dealt with.
After nearly 2 years wasting time with various so called professional local agents, we were very fortunately advised to contact Garwoods' who up to then we were not aware of in the area. Within minutes of meeting James, we felt very comfortable and confident that James would do everything he said he would without all the normal games played. He went above and beyond and we would not hesitate to recommend Garwoods' to anyone else. Actually, we already have...
102/53 Palmer Street, Cammeray - An enthusiastic team
From the start it was evident that Garwoods' were there to make a sale.
We spoke to other agents and felt we were just another property in their listings whereas Garwoods' approach was very well organised with lots of data and an obvious hunger for the work.
They provided the full package with extensive internet coverage and staging of the apartment which provided a real 'wow' factor for an apartment which had some design challenges.
The marketing campaign was so effective we had 54 groups visit the property in the first-weekend opening and contracts were exchanged in 6 days.
Throughout the very short time frame James kept us fully informed of progress and in the end, was able to push the price up to a very satisfactory level prior to the property having to go to auction.
We could not recommend Garwoods' highly enough
8/55 Carter Street, Cammeray - Best in the industry!
James and Jane are a dynamic duo!! They have been an absolute pleasure to work with from the very first day. Their attention to detail and organisation skills are exquisite! From organising trades people, to interior designers, to marketing schedules and everything else in between. James and Jane made us feel secure in our choices and added such personal touches in their service. We loved that they became our friends and as a result, we really trusted their opinions and advice. Thank you James and Jane for taking amazing care in the sale of our home, and thank you for selling it in record time!! We highly recommend James and Jane to anyone who is on the search for a real estate agent - they're the best in the industry!
16 Christie Street, Wollstonecraft - Just incredible. We will work together again.
The true measure of someone is the speed at which they achieve and maintain trust from a standing start. Jane (and James) educated and prepared not only our home but our family for the sale of our house. We were always informed, we could call at any time with questions and they delivered on each one of our expectations.
In our view, Garwoods set the standard for real estate agents in Sydney.
If you're looking for a tier one operator with impeccable market knowledge, deep expertise and a care factor that is off the chart, stop searching and call Jane.
1/59 Pine Street, Cammeray - Brilliant!
We can't recommend Jane highly enough - and we're clearly not alone. Yes, we're biased because the sale result was so brilliant - but we're clearly not alone there either.
Jane delivers the goods in spades, thanks in no small part to her profound understanding of what the fictional marvel Jeeves refers to as "the psychology of the individual".
It's an approach that's encapsulated in Garwoods' catchphrase that "selling your property is personal, not transactional".
Both Jane and James understand that property - whether its a harbourside mansion or a first -homebuyers' fixer-upper - is primarily about people.
Jane was unimpeachably professional every step of the way, while also being a delight to deal with.
Like James (and in marked contract to other agents we've had dealings with), she was refreshingly free of blarney and BS. Her advice was realiable and well-reasoned; and her analysis and strategy were right on the money.
Nothing fazed or wrong-footed Jane; she was always fully focused, engaged and engaging.
Jane and James have a solid team behind them at Garwoods, as well as an extensive and impressive network of support contractors, from stylists to cleaners and all manner of tradesmen and suppliers.
Garwoods don't simply punch well above their weight; they're in a class of their own.
11 Dalleys Road, Naremburn - James sold our house in Naremburn
James was totally involved in the sale of our property in Naremburn. Our home was sold Off Market over a two week period, gaining a record sale price for our street. James worked tirelessly to achieve a great result for us. James is passionate and highly committed to obtaining the best result for his clients. His knowledge of the real estate market is amazing! He was able to answer any questions and concerns that we had and this was reassuring during a process that we weren't familiar with. I would have no hesitation in recommending James to anyone who is looking to put their property on the market. I know James would do his best to answer any of your questions and guide you through the whole process with an efficient and professional attitude.
1/79A Carter Street, Cammeray - Passionate with great attention to detail
James' knowledge of the market was exceptional. His communication throughout was honest, prompt and passionate. The sale of our home was seamless and without stress. We would recommend James and the Garwood team to our friend and family and look forward to doing business with them again.
16/55 Carter Street, Cammeray - Sale of Cammeray Towers Apartment
James and Jane did an excellent job with the sale of our apartment in Cammeray Towers. Their professional approach was evident through the pre-pitch stages to commencement of engagement and ultimate exchange of contracts with purchaser after only 2.5 weeks on the market. They kept us engaged throughout the process and were easy to work with. We were very pleased with the outcome and the support they gave us. Thank you both
1/93-95 Cremorne Road, Cremorne Point - Fantastic!
Jane's valuable experience in real estate was evident from our first meeting - she was incredibly professional and focused throughout the process and never wavered in her commitment at all. We couldn't have been happier with how it went.
1/93-95 Cremorne Road, Cremorne Point - James was exceptional
We have never come across an agent before with dedication, perseverance and professionalism that we got with James - he truly went above and beyond our expectation and we couldn't recommend him more highly - truly we feel lucky to have found him.
13 Richmond Avenue, Cremorne - Brings it home
Empathetic, professional, smart and energetic, James never clocks off. He impressed with a keen market analysis and a sale-ready strategy that was executed within days as houses prices fell off a cliff. Excellent communication, clear guidance and committed service that continued after our sale to our new home.
13 Richmond Avenue, Cremorne - Style and substance
Jane's industry knowledge, great eye for detail and genuine warmth helped to ease us through the challenge of selling our family home. She inspires confidence in the process while her busy team of excellent tradespeople perform little miracles. We highly recommend the Garwoods
5/35-37 The Boulevarde, Cammeray - Exceptional. Meticulous. Passionate
James Garwood is exceptionally passionate and talented - he puts his heart in his work. Selling our home was an emotional decision and our apartment meant everything to us. James respected how we felt and supported us every step of the way. He felt like part of the family - we trusted that James had our best interests at heart. He went above and beyond to make us comfortable, present the house perfectly and to get us exactly where we wanted to be. We are very grateful and can't recommend James enough!
1/59 Pine Street, Cammeray - Do yourself a favour...
We can't recommend James highly enough. Not only because of the result, which was brilliant. But because James himself was so brilliant, every step of the way.
He was an absolute professional in all our dealings with him, reassuringly competent and justifiably confident, fully focused and with just the right mix of insight and intuition.
Having James on board was like drawing Roger Federer as your doubles partner- although we suspect James is much more fun. And he doesn't rely on all that spin.
In fact, James was refreshingly free of blarney. He was pragmatic and practical; his advice was reliable and well-reasoned; his analysis and strategy right on the money, and he's been a delight to deal with. James puts the "gent" into "agent".
Nothing was too much trouble for him; nothing fazed or wrong-footed him; he was as fresh and focused at the end of a long day as he'd been at the start; he was always engaged and always engaging.
As you might expect (or at least hope) he's got a solid team behind and beside him in Jane and everyone else at Garwoods, as well as an extensive and impressive network of support contractors, from super stylists to cleaners and all manner of tradesmen and suppliers.
We never thought we'd find ourselves channelling Ian "Molly" Meldrum, but here goes: Do yourself a favour and get James and Garwoods on your side. After all, there's only so much of him to go around. Why should you miss out.
55/47 Gerard Street, Cremorne
Hi Jane and Shannon,
A huge thanks to both of you for all your help with the purchase of the apartment. It's our first property and it really means a lot to us.
Jane - thank you so much for being patient with me all the time answering my questions and for bearing with me for not be able to take your calls many times. Also thanks for helping with the application for timber flooring. We were really impressed by your can-do attitude and professionalism.
Shannon - thanks for being there helping us while Jane had some fun in Europe and for arranging the inspection.
Last but not least, thanks for the lovely presents. My boys love the bath salts so much they can't wait to give it a try.
In our Chinese way, we wish you all a prosperous year of the pig ahead, healthy and happy.
11/34-38 Gerard Street, Cremorne - Property Management
I cannot recommend James, Jane and their team enough. I moved away from Sydney around 6 years ago, and had fully renovated my apartment prior to leaving Sydney. I don't visit the property for inspection often either - would rather leave that to the professionals.
I previously had another local agency looking after my apartment, and I was finding it extremely difficult to get valid answers about my apartment. The straw that broke the camels back, was when a 12-month lease was cancelled within 6 months, and after 6 weeks of trying to get my apartment leased again they were unable to do so. Despite my being advised by their automated system that over 40 couples had attended inspections! Their only advice was to reduce the rent by over $5k p.a. Given I have a mortgage and am running my business, reducing my income like this was profound. I couldn't understand why none of the attending inspections were able to be converted into a lease agreement.
I found James, Jane and their team when another owner in the building saw my "reduced rent" post on Facebook. The other owner called me immediately tell me he had similar problems with his previous property manager. He insisted that I got apartment checked by the Garwoods because something didn't seem right. He told me that James and his team - made property investment come with peace of mind. It was enough for me to investigate the switch.
The other owner, like myself had lived in his apartments for quite some time, so our personal attachment to our investment was also unique. Meaning, our apartments were previously our homes and our community, so having a property manager who looked at our investment in the same light as us was imperative.
When the team arrived at my apartment to review (within 24 hours of my approaching them), they found that not only did it require serious repair, but it was filthy. When I sent the photos that James' team provided to my current agent and requested that I obtain the bond and copies of all the outgoing tenant reports for the 3 tenants they managed for me, I found that not only was the bond released, but no outgoing reports had ever been prepared!
This all occurred during my work season, and the stress of my investment on top of work was unbearable. I wasn't sleeping.
James, jane and their team, also realised really quickly, the stress I was under.
As such, they proactively took a hold of everything for me, and told me not to worry. They gave me daily feedback of progress so I actually wouldn't worry.
Within 7 days of getting the keys to my apartment (a Friday afternoon), they had:
•Completed all major works within budget,
•Had apartment professionally cleaned (it took almost a full day - my apartment is a 1 bedroom)
•Had organised some minor renovations I wanted done (i.e. built in wardrobes - these were installed prior to the new tenants moving in)
•obtained new professional photographs
•Advertised my apartment
•Got me 2 qualified tenants to move in within the month (I think it was shorter - but I can't remember exact dates)
Once we had the apartment approved for tenancy, the team thoroughly researched and provided me with the legal backing and my property rights to lobby the other agency in order to ultimately obtain a settlement from them to assist with the cost of works I needed to perform due to their negligence.
What I love most about working with the Garwoods team, is that this isn't a once off. It's ongoing standard of practice.
I receive copies of inspection reports, and they explain any repair works that required after they inspect - rather than stupid repairs like I've previously been asked to pay for by my previous agency which were user error.
Only recently, Garwoods did a routine inspection of my apartment, and identified that my smoke alarm light wasn't working (I don't know about you, but that's a really small light to notice!). Knowing I'm often incredibly busy and don't really want to worry about my investment unless really required, they proactively resolved the issue for me, and then let me know the action he took to protect my legal standing after the fact.
Like he said - this was a non-negotiable must get done kind of fix that if left until he could get a hold of me, would leave me legally exposed which isn't ideal. All other repairs that don't leave me so exposed, his team will always ensure I respond with approval before going ahead.
What is the most relief is that these past few months working with James' team have been the easiest in the past 6 years of renting out my apartment. I feel adequately informed and feel that they genuinely appreciate that this is a significant investment for me and take that responsibility seriously. They always keep me informed of any new legal things I need to know, and always proactively let me know if there is something I need to do.
I am sure you can feel, I cannot recommend James and his team highly enough. I only wish that there were more property managers out there who were as professional - because if there were, I wouldn't be so wary to invest large funds into another property to continue to diversify my portfolio! :-)
2/31 Alan Street, Cammeray - Amazing agent
James you are/was just fantastic re your very professional approach
to sell my property.
From the moment I entered your office and met with me to discuss
my property to the successful sale/auction of same, I could not
have been more assured as to what the ultimate outcome would be.
Your team of tradespeople were excellent, the standard of work was
very high, my place looked amazing.
James, you are a true professional in your field of expertise.
You are very charming, knowledgeable and went out of your way to
help , even to watering my garden, thank you so much.
I would recommend James to my family and certainly to my friends.
Thanks a million
2/31 Alan Street, Cammeray - Great agent
I found Jane Garwood to be a charming lady.
Jane is extremely knowledgable in all aspects of Real Estate, she explored every avenue to assist in the sale of my property. Jane also was great when it came time to "dress up" my townhouse.
My place looked fantastic when presented to the prospective purchasers.
A successful sale was executed.
Thank you Jane for everything you did, much appreciated
33 The Boulevarde, Cammeray - Satisfied buyer and seller!!
James is an exceptional communicator and incredibly passionate about achieving a successful outcome for both the buyer and seller. He thrives in proactively being across every detail and doing everything he can throughout the process to support an outstanding result. Thank you James!!
1A Rowlison Parade, Cammeray - "A good negotiator"
I have had mixed previous experiences with real estate agents. Fortunately, this time, I made a great choice. James Garwood of Garwood Real Estate Cammeray did a commendable job in selling my property.
Selling a Sydney property from Brisbane could have been problematic but James facilitated every step of the process with regular clear communication and sound advice. He is a good listener and was prepared to adjust aspects of his sales campaign to suit my wishes. I was very pleased with his photographic and video advertising and also with the presentation of the property via his trades people and stylist.
James maintained good relationships with all interested parties. His excellent negotiation skills during the vital final 24 hours, involving several prospective buyers all making pre-auction offers, produced a good result for me, as well as a satisfied buyer.
Well done and thank you James.
1/27 Churchill Crescent, Cammeray - Talented young agent
James is certainly a talented young agent. He and Jane certainly compliment each other with their market knowledge.
They have just sold my home in Cammeray and I have nothing but praise for them. What was a difficult sale is now over and we can all relax.
I have no hesitation in recommending James and look forward to watching his successes.
1/27 Churchill Crescent, Cammeray - Exceptional agent
Jane Garwood is an agent that you would certainly want on your side when you are selling real estate.
Jane has great ideas to make your property stand out and she helps with every aspect of the sale.
I have no hesitation in recommending Jane. Jane helped make a stressful situation less stressful and got us over the line. Thank you Jane.
2/10 Dalleys Road, Naremburn - Thank you James and Jane
We had one meeting with James and Jane many years ago and instantly knew we would ask them to sell our property when we were ready to part with it! They are just phenomenal and are everything you want and need from an agent selling your most prized possession. There is no question they will go above and beyond for you to achieve a great result and blow you away with a bottle of champagne and a hug to celebrate!
3/77a Carter Street, Cammeray - Head and shoulders above the rest!
Jane was an absolute pleasure to work with. She operates with a level of kindness and integrity which I believe can be rare in this industry. She is incredibly knowledgeable, has an excellent understanding of the market and she takes the time to really get to know what drives her vendors and prospective buyers. She is thorough, clear in her communication and was so incredibly supportive throughout the process. I was always impressed by her ‘can do’ attitude. Never did she dwell on any issue or problem, instead she would work quickly and effectively to find a solution. Jane and James really are the dynamic duo. Hand on heart, I don’t think you could find better agents than the Garwoods.
3/77A Carter Street, Cammeray - A wonderful mix of professionalism and warmth
We absolutely loved working with James. James has a mix of professionalism and warmth that is balanced so perfectly. He’s very switched on and was often able to anticipate things we hadn’t thought of well in advance. He is attentive, reassuring and was fantastic when it came to collaboration. His passion for his work is obvious and his work ethic, outstanding. Now that we’ve sold, we’re actually a little sad our journey with the Garwoods is over. We’ll miss working with both Jane and James. They really are the dynamic duo.
1/20A Ellalong Road, Cremorne - Terrific Agent
Jane and James have served us extremely well on the sale of our home. They goes well beyond the call of duty, have organised and fine-tuned the preparation of the home to exacting standards, presenting it perfectly for maximum appeal. They have maintained excellent communication with us throughout and managed the listing, marketing and negotiation on our behalf - taking away much of the stress the sale of property can throw at us. They also conducted much of the negotiation for us while we were travelling overseas with late night & early morning calls to keep us fully briefed. Exceptional agents in all regards.
2/31 Alan Street, Cammeray - So Happy!!
I found the Garwoods to be most professional at all times their kindness, care and friendship was fantastic.
Selling my property was so easy with James and Jane at the helm.
They have this wonderful knack to make you feel part of their family.
I would certainly recommend their Agency.
Thank you both for everything
14/295 West Street, Cammeray - Brought the A-game
James impressed me immediately with his incredible attention to detail and an obvious enthusiasm for what he does. He made us feel excited by the process ahead for us and came with a plan of attack giving us confidence in the sales process. The working relationship between James and Jane was there to see and really elevated the experience for us.
1/6 Armstrong Street, Cammeray - Fantastic Team!
Jane and James expertly managed the sale of our property from beginning to end. They provided invaluable advice regarding the presentation of our home to maximize its appeal, arranged all the services, and oversaw its rejuvenation. They priced our property fairly from the outset, acting with integrity that we have found lacking in other agents. The campaign was scheduled months in advance leaving us with no surprises along the way and allowing our property to hit the market at its optimal time. Their communication with us throughout the campaign has been exemplary. We highly recommend this dynamic duo to others. Thanks Jane and James for all your efforts!
4A Carter Street, Cammeray - Fantastic support and genuine passion for our home!
Jane was the agent who was successful in recently selling my wife and I's three bedroom home in Cammeray. From the outset we were impressed with Jane's passion for making our home look spectacular for potential buyers and her incredible support throughout the journey.
I was particularly impressed with Jane's genuine attitude, she was open and honest with her opinion's and that made my wife and I feel as though she had our best interests at heart. She understood how important our home was to us.
Jane was highly responsive and no question seemed too small to be able to ask. My wife and I felt supported the entire way through and I would highly recommend Jane to anyone looking to sell in Cammeray. Our house ended up selling within 12 days of going on the market!
402/7-9 Abbott Street, Cammeray - Very glad we chose the Garwoods
We met James and Jane Garwood early in 2018 when we thought about selling our apartment, we clicked with them right away as we could see their enthusiasm and professionalism. We weren't wrong with our choice.
When we engaged the Garwoods in May 2018, we were entering a softening market and we believe that had it been for James and Jane, we would not have sold our apartment.
Their attention to detail and follow up was unsurpassed. Jane was uncompromising in getting our property ready for sale and brought in a team of trades people to make it happen.
James' follow up and communication with us during the 3 week auction campaign was excellent.
The Garwoods and their staff are a highly polished team. We found James unrelenting to ensure a positive outcome for us. We would welcome the opportunity to speak with any potential client and would highly recommend their company.
22/24 Cammeray Road, Cammeray - 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.
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
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.
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!”
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.
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!
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.
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!!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
107/7-9 Abbott 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.
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
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
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
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
1/146a Kurraba Road, Kurraba Point - 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
1003/11 Chandos Street, St Leonards - 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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!
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!