I presented Ben Bate with my holiday house on 8th December 2018. I knew there were quite a few problems. The development application had expired and the building was well run down and hardly in a state to live in. Ben Bate was happy to take on the challenge and, thinking it may be attractive to a local builder, we asked for a high price of $460,000. From this exercise we received an offer of $400,000. We rejected this offer thinking that at this early stage we had not tested the market and we reduced the price to $430,000. After two weeks without any response we reduced the price to $400,000, at which price with a few minor adjustments we sold. Ben Bate kept me well informed all the way, keeping me updated on all the inspections with them and recommendations, until a sale eventuated. I would congratulate them on their persistence, their ease of communication and their well balanced recommendations. Yours sincerely, David Kerrigan.
Thank you team for the great job you did on selling our apartment, especially to Aiden who answered all my stupid questions and making the whole process easy and stress free. Thanks again and Happy Easter, regards Kitty.
Ivan and Kitty
Belinda was the first Real Estate Agent that we dealt with that provided amazing customer service. She was honest, Prompt with her replies and information. She was helpful and lovely to talk to. Finally someone we felt we could trust. Thankyou.
Lindy and Justin
The sale of our property sadly ends our relationship with Ben Bate Real Estate. From the beginning when we were looking to buy we felt completely at ease with your staff and their professionalism. After purchasing we had no hesitation in renting the property through your office and then when eventually we came full circle and decided to sell you obtained a high sales price, a testament to your success. Thank you for all you and your staff have done.
Tony & Lynn Channels
Belinda was representing the vendor in our recent rural property purchase. From the first meeting she presented as a very knowledgeable, engaging and professional person. She was able to intelligently answer all our queries in relation to buying a rural property and was very fair, accommodating and honourable throughout the whole buying process making it a very pleasant experience. We are extremely happy with our purchase, even though Belinda was able to negotiate a very good deal for the vendor. We would highly recommend her as a trusted agent for any prospective property vendors or purchasers.
Keith and Margaret
Belinda was so easy to deal with and answered every question we had. She was quick to respond to emails and phone calls and made the whole process reasonably stress free. We would highly recommend Belinda to all of our friends and family!
Sarah and Grant
Excellent personal skills - I am not always a relaxed person but I felt I was talked to and not at. My house took about 7 months to sell but I know that could have been due to a number of factors - moving into the Winter months; a garden that had its peculiarities and there was a large area of 'Council strip' to mow. Anyway, Belinda maintained personal contact and I appreciated the feedback and general encouragement. I considered taking the house off the market for a brief period but I did not consider changing Real Estate agent.
By way of a small history - I put my former residence on the market a couple of years ago and then took it off rather quickly. Belinda maintained contact with me and I never felt judged for that or pressured in regard to choosing Ben Bate in any future decision.
We expected that it would take years to sell our property but using knowledge of the market and judicious advertising Ben Bate Real Estate found the perfect buyer in just months. From start to finish of the process Ben and his staff guided, advised and informed us making the difficult task of selling a property run smoothly and efficiently. We would always recommend Ben Bate real Estate to anyone thinking of selling in the Eurobodalla district.
Jenny & Peter
I had to sell my parents house and had no time to devote to it. Aiden understood and managed the whole process for me. I think my entire input after the interview was 6 phone calls, the last one telling me that it was sold for what we wanted. Thanks Aiden, you deserve this recommendation.
We were very happy having Aiden as our agent to buy this property. He was amicable and informative without being pushy which allowed us time to explore the various properties that he showed us in our price range. As we were travelling from another area, on the short notice that we gave him, Aiden also went the 'extra mile' in showing us properties at the end of a very busy day. Aiden also kept us informed as to the progress of the property we wanted to buy which enabled us to finally secure it.
We have now bought and sold through Ben Bate Real Estate. Our experience on both occasions was positive and productive as a result of the skill and professionalism of Ben and his team. They listened to what we had to say, were attentive to the detailed needs of the process and provided good honest advice.
Michael & Cecily Muldowney
Thank you very much for your professional and competent service to selling our house in Bodalla. The organisation around the home with all the repairs the lawnmower and so on was awesome. We never believed it goes so fast to sale the property. Actually we thought it is not possible when we are in Europe. But it worked thank you so much for that, this is really great.
One day in the next January we drop in Narooma in and have a talk.
Lot’s of greetings from Switzerland.
Urs + Erika
Urs & Erika
We would like to thank Ben in particular for the service that was provided. From our first meeting the alternatives gave us food for thought, to which he gave us time to consider those options. His valuation of our property was accurate to give us a satisfactory result.
At all times in the sale we were kept informed by both Ben & Aiden. Thank you again.
Chris & Gai
Dear Ben & Team, thank you for the recent sale of our property. As you well know this is not the first property you have sold for us and we have always had confidence in your honest and professional approach. We always recommend you highly. Also a special thank you to Aiden.
Rob & Julie
Great agent! Moving to a new destination can often be very daunting but with the assistance from Ben and his team at Ben Bate Real Estate our transition was smooth. Ben kept us well informed every step of the way and was always there for us. We would highly recommend this real estate agency.
Cheryl & Geoff
Excellent experienced agent. Having dealt with Ben before we new what to expect, prompt professional service by him and his team. Our house was put on the market and sold within two weeks. Would highly recommend and not hesitate to use Ben Bate Real Estate again. Thanks again.
James & Deb McKellar
Great agent. After viewing properties at the commencement of my house search Aiden listened to what I did not find suitable and focused exactly on what I was looking for. When the ideal property became available he answered all questions and was patient at viewing times. He has been approachable, pleasant and deserving of a good review. Many thanks.
Attentive and great follow up. Ben is a thoroughly nice person and this comes through in his communication, attention to detail and follow through.
Col and Kris
We and Aiden were on the same page most of the time. Aiden listened openly to our suggestions and always responded positively to our instructions. For example, after a number of months of listing, Aiden approach us to see if we wanted to reduce the price to move the property. We didn't want to do that. We listed at the price point we needed and were happy to wait. Aiden completely understood and was able to land the asking price. Perfect! Aiden also ensured that we had active input into the description and web blurb, and happily re-arranged the shopfront display to give our property a more prominent place. Aiden was in contact weekly and provided advice and updates. He was honest and trustworthy and we valued his advice. He also had to put up with us, we were determined to have an asking price that we would meet and we were not going to move. That may be quite an unusual approach, but it what we required and what we got, thanks to Aiden as well.
Aiden is well presented, a good communicator and we felt comfortable in dealing with him in the purchase of our new property, he was willing and diligent in following up on all of our inquiries regarding the sale. We have no hesitation in recommending Aiden to future clients.
Mike & Mandy Wheatley
We would like to thank Ben in particular for the service that was provided, from our first meeting where he suggested options on our property. The alternatives that may have been possible in selling or keeping our unit gave us food for thought, to which he gave us time to consider those options. We very much believe the three options were workable. We chose to sell. His valuation of our property was accurate to give us a satisfactory result. At all times in the sale we were kept informed by both Ben and Aiden. Thank you again.
Chris & Gai Raftery
I recently purchased a property from Ben Bate Real Estate in Kianga & the agen,t Aiden Haworth who undertook the listing proved to be a very astute and well informed agent. His thorough knowledge of the local market and his understanding of sustainable and solar passive architecture proved to very helpful in our dealings. I was very pleased with the procedure and I rate him very highly as a real estate.
We thank you for the great result you achieved for us when selling our home. Having first met you when we were looking to buy a property, we were impressed by your professional approach. You listened attentively to our wishes, assessed our needs and matched our requirements extremely well to the properties you presented. While showing us through homes you were at all times respectful of the owners and their property and you possess the ability of presenting positive features without over-selling. You also gave us plenty of time to have a good look through houses and discuss our thoughts without hovering over us. Thank you for staying in touch with us, without being intrusive, for over two years while we decided on a property to buy. When the time came to sell our house we had no hesitation in choosing you as our selling agent; we had confidence that you would always act in our best interests.
We did, however, perform due diligence and consulted two other local agents, both of whom gave us disappointingly low selling price estimates without providing relevant price comparisons in our area. Your estimate – the highest of the three we obtained - was backed by sound research and thorough knowledge of local property sales. The first people you introduced to our property bought it. You skillfully negotiated the best price for us and at all times kept us informed of progress of contract exchange and settlement. We were absolutely delighted that the selling process was so quick and smooth and were grateful for your support throughout. We have great regard for your professional ability and highly recommend you to both prospective sellers and buyers. Thank you for your support, care and skill in achieving an excellent result for us Belinda.
Mike Adye & Shane Doherty
I would like to thank the team at Ben Bate Real Estate for selling my house within 3 days of my signing the contract. I was consulted on timing of inspections and given good advice as to how my house should be presented to prospective purchasers. The staff were helpful at all times and were happy to answer all my questions. Best of all was they achieved my asking price. Thanks to Belinda, Ben and the team at Ben Bate Real Estate.
I have now bought and sold a property with Ben Bate Real Estate. I have nothing but praise for this outstanding business which is run by a scrupulous team of bright and motivated people. I recall buying my place off Ben after visiting several agents in the area who did not impress me. They care about their business and your experience with them. I am happy with the price we received and how efficiently and effectively the property was marketed. I recommend them without hesitation.
This letter is to describe my experience of selling my property through Ben Bate Real Estate in Narooma NSW. I interviewed and received appraisals from three agents in the area. The appraisal from Aiden of Ben Bate Real Estate was far more detailed and comprehensive than the other two. Aiden was at the property for a couple of hours, the other two agents were only there for thirty minutes. I was also impressed by the sales records, networking and selling strategies presented by Aiden. The selling price recommended by Ben Bate was the highest of the three agents with one agent recommending a price 25% lower. The selling price achieved by Ben Bate was 97.85% of the asking price. All my interactions with Ben Bate staff were friendly and courteous and I always felt my requirements were respected and that I was in good hands. I have no hesitation in recommending Ben Bate Real Estate to anyone wanting to sell their property.
Aiden was proactive and listened well . We made a plan together that was realistic and I let him put it into action. A short time later he had the result I wanted. Well done I am very happy.
We highly recommend Aiden Haworth of Ben Bate Real Estate after his success in selling our property. He did the research to target the property to the market, recommended the price and sales strategy, created energy around the listing, followed up enquiries consistently, kept us informed all the way, and got us a result -- the asking price -- in very quick time. We're delighted.
Aidan was very professional during this sale, his patience in dealing with some complications was outstanding. I would have no hesitation recommending Aidan and his team at Ben Bate real estate for dealing with anything property related.
Aiden Haworth was, at all times, pleasant and courteous, facilitated our inspection of the property at short notice and provided all of the information that we requested. For a short period between making an offer and the exchange of contracts, Aiden was on leave, but ensured that another member of the agency was available for us. We found Aiden's approach very professional and supportive.
The whole company of Ben Bate RE is reliable and trustworthy, not always something I can say about real estate agents who I have often found to be dishonest & hard to pin down. Aiden has been true to his word & easy to communicate with.
My wife and I found Ben Bate to be knowledgeable with the market and all aspects of the real estate, flexible in meeting times, communicative, well presented, and most of all professional. An agent that stands tall above the rest, whom we were proud to have had the opportunity to to deal with Ben. Many Thanks Ben :-)
Mick & Skye
Exceptional And Unique Real estate agent. A long time ago even before I knew Aiden & even before I knew that he was working with Ben Bate A sales man passed my house , when I was doing gardening , asking if people need to sell their house to let him know , was very hot day , but he made an effort to go around & asked for business , Very rare you see this quality of service & persistence , I decided when I wanted to sell my house it has to be with this Agent. Aiden shows a fantastic sales Knowledge, Great communication & customer service Skills He is very friendly Person with Great Attitude. & gives you useful advice and the best option I recommend very highly Aiden As fantastic Real Estate Agent to any one wants to sell their Houser with the best result.
Extremely professional and friendly! Belinda's professional manner was apparent the whole way through our purchase. She explained the process of purchasing to us clearly and was extremely diplomatic, honest and understanding in every conversation we had with her. I highly recommend Belinda as an Agent to any potential vendor or purchaser.
Dean & Jess
Belinda was very professional in her approach always kept us updated. Pleasure to deal with.
Neil & Lana
Belinda is an outstanding local talent in real estate. Belinda has patiently and thoughtfully worked with us over the past 12 months to help us find the perfect property. She has a remarkable knowledge of the region and is able to highlight possibilities in localities and properties that we would not otherwise have seen. Belinda is the consumate professional. She is the reason we keep going back to Ben Bate to buy and sell. We cannot recommend her more highly.
Mel & Josh
My dealings with Belinda Mathews-Bennett were always conducted with a relaxed professional attitude, making my search, inspections and decisions as stress free as possible.
Very Commented, Her Response, Always been Postive, Highly Recommend Belinda & The Team at Ben Bate , Appreciate The Excellent Service .Pauline Bill
Bill & Pauline
Sold in 9 days above what we thought , very happy!
Happy as service great care factor a1 no complaints
Randall & Brenda
Dream Come True - All I knew was that I wanted to buy a house for myself and my children - the rest, I actually had no idea about. However, with Belinda's guidance and exceptional ability to find the perfect house to suit our needs alongside her willingness to step me through each phase with patience and genuine support, I achieved this goal. I cannot recommend Belinda highly enough - she went above and beyond at all times ... Thanks Belinda and all the friendly staff at Ben Bate Real Estate for your support and encouragement. You guys rock. Nicky & the gang :)
SOLD thanks to Ben Bate
07 February 2017I had an investment property in Narooma for six years and wished to sell it. I contacted Ben Bate who was recommended to me by friends in the area. Ben and his staff have been great in all our dealings, always keeping me informed as to what was going on in the market. The first buyer they found for me couldn't get finance so the deal fell though. So after talking with Ben, I decided to take the unit off the market and try again at a later date. Ben then contacted me about six months later and we put it back on and it sold within a very short time of that. So all I can say is thank you to Ben Bate and staff
We found Ben to be an easy person to communicate with, knowledgeable about the Narooma property market and very professional - he always followed up our phone calls and was on time when we arranged house inspections. It was definitely a positive experience dealing with Ben and we would definitely recommend his service to others. Many thanks again Ben.
Kate, Kel , Sam
Ethical Agent - Belinda is a straight up no nonsense agent, true to her word. Not what one can always say about a real estate agent! This firm is known in the area for their honesty & reliability.
Belinda and the guys at Ben Bate did a great job and kept me informed and updated, happy to recommend them.
Matt - Unit
We wish to thank the Team at Ben Bate Real Estate , in particular, Ben, Aiden and Belinda for their efforts to achieve the recent sale of our Mother's home.
Considering the sad loss of our Mother and the physical distance between us, the Team at Ben Bate were all very professional in their dealings with us while displaying empathy and patience - this, together with their willingness to help in any way has enabled a most difficult situation to be worked through.
We have been fortunate to have chosen Ben Bate Real Estate to achieve a strong outcome.
Thank you again - best wishes for the future.
The Dean Family
Recommended Ben Bate
Ben was diligent and professional throughout the selling process. He was so easy to deal with and made sure that we were constantly in the loop around what we could expect and negotiated the best price. I would not hesitate to recommend Ben to friends and colleagues.
We were highly impressed with Aiden's performance and knowledge of the area. We would highly recommend him to anyone thinking of buying or selling i the area.
39 Kianga Parade
Kianga NSW 2546
Recommended Aiden Haworth
The way things should be done
Sue and I are very pleased with Aiden and the rest of the Ben Bate team with positive communication and feedback and have this has given us a very positive result. I could not recommend Aiden highly enough, he very professional in his approach and everything has gone very smoothly. I believe the way the entire Ben Bate team operate is how real estate agents should do it. Thanks very much Aiden.
Dave & Sue Folkhard
Land sale at Kianga
We would like to thank Belinda and Ben from Ben Bate Real Estate, Narooma for the sale of our land in Kianga. Belinda & Ben were professional in their presentation, prompt in their communication and very easy to talk to, keeping us well informed throughout the sale. Many thanks Dale & Graham
Dale & Graham
I was very pleased with Aiden's efforts in buying my property. I do not know how long Aiden has been in the real estate business but he is a very well presented young man who will no doubt improve his knowledge and skills with more experience. He was always keeping me up to date with the progress of my purchase. Thanks also for the beautiful gift basket I am still enjoying it. All the best in your career Aiden.
Recommended Ben Bate
The Walsh siblings were impressed by the professionalism of Ben Bate's team in listing and selling our Mother's home in Narooma. We were consulted as to the agenda for listing, which was in itself more detailed than expected, arranging viewings and in the sales process. Our comings and goings were always kept in mind. They did a top job, as we would and have recommend them to anyone who wished to buy or sell in Narooma and surrounds.
Recommended Aiden Haworth
Positive Property Sale Experience
Aiden was right on the money, to sell within a reasonable amount of time. Aiden was also helpful in the settlement process (which became rather stressful, with tenants involvement). Thankyou Ben Bates Real estate
Ron and Lyn
It was a pleasure dealing with Belinda during the purchase process for our new home. We found Belinda to be very warm, friendly, professional and prompt in replying to our many questions. Many thanks to Belinda & the rest of the team at Ben Bate for all the assistance provided during our purchase.
Michael and Jacqui
Professional and friendly
Belinda was friendly, engaging and empathetic from our first meeting. Our house sold very quickly and Belinda was able to arrange some extra services for us to minimize the hassle. Thoroughly recommend!!!
Pete & Jude
Recommended Ben Bate
Best Agent in Narooma
We could not recommend Ben and his agency more highly. Ben is knowledgable, incomparably helpful, unflappable and totally amazing. His advice and his team had our house sold even before it went on the market at the best possible price.
Tony & Gail
Recommended Aiden Haworth
I loved the way Aiden was quick to secure my purchase !
Brenda & Mark Walker
Ben was a pleasure to deal with. He, and his staff, were always courteous and friendly. He was able to answer all questions we had and followed up quickly when we needed further information. He displayed great local knowledge and clearly has a passion for the area. Things went smoothly because he was involved. We would definitely recommend Ben and his agency.
David & Chris
Outstanding Local Agent
Ben Bate have a clear and impressive understanding of the Narooma market and an outstanding ability to market Narooma to interstate buyers.
Mel & Josh
I found Aiden to be very personable. He was conscientious with following up on any questions I had about the property I was looking at and never failed to deliver what he promised. He was patient and pleasant at all times.
Ben sold our place in just 2 weeks, what a credit to himself and his team!
Kylie and Nathan
Highly Recommend Aiden - He was very punctual and always responded swiftly. His professionalism and effort was greatly appreciated.
Brett & Geraldine Indian
This is just a small token to thank you for all you did for us recently.
Stewart was quite ill and in hospital for most of the time and you helped Fay greatly in the transaction of selling our house at Kianga.
You were honest and kind to us and cared for our welfare. We didn't think estate agents were quite like that.......
Once again, thank you for everything you did for us
Stewart and Fay Murray
Stewart & Fay Murray
Mystery Bay Land Sale
Aiden knew the market well and communicated this to us. Telephone communication very good. His advice on pricing was spot on probably about 7% more than we expected.
Kieran & Susan Fallon
Professional and Friendly
Belinda was friendly, engaging and empathetic from our first meeting. Our house sold very quickly and Belinda was able to arrange some extra services for us to minimize the hassle. Thoroughly recommend !!!
Pete and Jude
It's Sold !!!! Ching ! Ching! Thanks Ben!
From the moment Ben and his team first visited our home to the point of sale, we have been supported, kept well informed and felt valued as clients. The advice on how to best present our home for sale was clear and effective. With every inspection, we were advised well in advance and feedback was immediate. The feedback was most valuable to us. Ben's advice and presentation of the current market throughout our campaign made us feel informed and supported. The day we saw the sold sticker, the card, champagne and chocolates on the kitchen bench was truly a memorable one! Thank you Ben and Ben Bate Team.!
Tania & Ray
Ben sold our home to us in Kianga and now 15 years on, sold it for us. Together with Aiden, Belinda and the Office staff, their service has been exceptional. Ben leads a team of professional, knowledgeable, experienced, trustworthy, caring and understanding people who kept us informed every step of the way and offered advise that proved to be correct when we sought it. Ben knows the market and we have got the result we were hoping for. We highly recommend Ben Bate Real Estate, Narooma.
Ben Bate and his team from day 1 provided the best possible service. Ben's advise was always available and very helpful.
Either Ben or his staff gave me updates at the earliest possible time and when I contacted the office I received immediate service.
Ben's local knowledge is beyond compare and in my opinion he is the best person to sell your house.
Dear Ben, Aiden, Belinda and All the Staff
A big thank you for the marathon effort you have put into selling our property. You have all helped Peter & I through a very testing time and we are very thankful for your professionalism and support along the way. We did appreciate that you gave us plenty of notice of pending inspections and we were informed that day of the interest or otherwise shown in our property.
We would highly recommend Ben Bate Real Estate to anyone wanting to sell, purchase or manage a rental property.
Once again a big thank you to a friendly team.
Cheryl & Peter
Cheryl & Peter O'Kane
I would like to say a huge thank you to the team at Ben Bate as you all have been amazing through the purchase of our first home and a huge Thank You to Belinda. You have been there through all the questions I have had, so thank you very much for all your help.
Jacki and Adam Kianga
Thank you so much for all the hard work you have put into sell our block. I appreciate all the hard work and negotiating you have gone through over the sale. Thanks Mick
Just a short note to express my sincere thanks to you for achieving the recent sale of my land. Your persistence and professionalism in what was a slightly out of the ordinary situation was very much appreciated. My thanks also to the rest of the team.
Recommended Aiden Haworth
I'm the first to admit I am a difficult customer and expect a lot. Aiden got the job done and meet my expectations.
Shane & Robyn
Recommended Belinda Mathews-Bennett
Ben Bate Real Estate
I found that all of my dealings with Belinda and the staff of Ben Bate Real Estate was positive. Belinda always displayed a high degree of professionalism and care, she always returned calls and made a real effort to keep me informed at all stages of the sales process. I recommend her to anyone who wishes to sell their property in the Narooma region.
Recommended Belinda Mathews-Bennett
Highly recommend Belinda
From the first day we meet with Belinda she has made our whole experience a dream! Belinda Took us through all the houses last minute and from that day on, she has always and never hesitated in helping us with any silly or important questions we may of had. We hope that this will not be our last house we wish purchase with Belinda and look forward to meeting up with her during the Christmas period to thank her for all her hard work and show our appreciation for going above and beyond what was expected. Thank you again for all your help.
Ben & Bec
Recommended Ben Bate
Thank you Ben and team for your help recently to sell our unit we could not be more satisfied with your professional and friendly attitude towards us and appreciate how smoothly everything went thanks to you we felt like we were part of the family.
Wayne & Bev
Belinda is a sterling Real Estate performer 10 out of 10 in all categories. The Ben Bate team back up her professional approach..... I have no hesitation in recommending her to everyone who is contemplating a sale or rental in Narooma and districts.
As a first experience at dealing with navigating the process of purchasing a property, I was very fortunate to have Aiden's help. From the beginning to the eventual settlement of the deal, Aiden was really helpful, always available and ready to assist me at every stage. Aiden made the whole process a breeze and followed up and kept me informed. I can highly recommend Aiden and really appreciated the high level of friendly and professional service provided.
Belinda is an excellent agent would recommend her to anyone !!
Gordon & Sandra
I'm the first to admit I am a difficult customer and expect a lot. Aiden got the job done and meet my expectations.
Shane & Robyn
I found that all my dealings with Belinda and the staff of Ben Bate Real Estate was positive. Belinda always displayed a high degree of professionalism and care, she always returned calls and made a real effort to keep me informed at all stages of the sales process. I recommend her to anyone who wishes to sell their property in the Narooma region.
From the first day we meet Belinda she has made our whole experience a dream! Belinda took us through all the houses last minute and from that day on, she has always an never hesitated in helping us with any silly or important questions we may of had. We hope that this will not be our last house we wish to purchase with Belinda and look forward to meeting up with her during the Christmas period to thank her for all her hard work and show our appreciation for going above and beyond what was expected. Thank you again for all your help.
Ben & Bec Melbourne
This is the first property I have had anything to do with. I had to sell this property on behalf of my Mum due to her ongoing health problems. I had no idea where to start but remembered what Mum had told me when she bought the property off the plan 25 years ago, that was she only had GOOD things to say about the Agent she was buying through, that Agent was BEN BATE REAL ESTATE. Seeing how BEN BATE REAL ESTATE is still in Narooma today what better place to start? I walked into BEN BATE'S office and after talking to BEN for ten minutes I was totally relaxed and knew I had nothing to worry about. I have a few health problems myself and after explaining this to BEN he and his TEAM took over. Any problems that came up were handled by BEN and his TEAM and they were constantly in touch with me throughout the sale. I have nothing but praise for BEN and his TEAM and would HIGHLY recommend them if you are thinking of buying or selling. Thank you BEN BATE REAL ESTATE.
Belinda achieved the sale of both properties under rather difficult circumstances. There were 3 owners (family members) who were estranged, so communication was difficult. Belinda managed to bring everything together and achieve a satisfactory price at the end.
Murray Field & Sever Families
My house had already been on the market for two years before I asked the Ben Bate Agency to sell it. They assessed potential buyers very well and only brought genuine buyers through the property. They had good coverage on the internet and plenty of photos. They gave me plenty of notice of inspections and always conducted these in a professional manner. Negotiations on the final price with the prospective buyers was handled very well and after three years on the market I was happy with the sale price. This agency sold me the house eight years ago and have now been successful in selling it once again. Well done.
Dear Ben -Just a note to thank you and Belinda for the helpful and efficient dealings we had with your company in the sale of our land at Bodalla.
All the staff at Ben Bate Real Estate were terrific and we look forward to dealing with you again when we sell our next block.
Judy & Peter Waterman
We found your advice, professionalism and guidance extremely helpful.The support of Ben and his team eased what otherwise would have been stressful in selling a property that we build and loved.
Mark and Christine Gairey
Barbara and I would like to express our thanks to you all in the sale of our property at 16 Collins Crescent, Narooma.
Your professionalism, assistance and frequent feed back during various inspections was at an excellent level.
We have no hesitation in highly recommending 'Ben Bate Real Estate' to any future prospective vendors as we are confident all would be treated with the same high level of expertise and performance.
John & Barbara Nowak
Selling ones home can be a stressful time. I would like to thank everyone involved for easing that stress for me. The ladies who answered the phone - friendly and always remembered my name.
Ben and Aiden who were there to help when needed.
Belinda who made many calls, always had time for a chat and I know she is a busy lady with work and family, thank you.
I wish you all success in what you do and many blessings.
We would like to let you know how much we appreciated your services in the selling and buying of our home, You guided us through what at times could be a stressful period for most buyers and sellers and so made it a very easy process.
Your kindness Courtesy and Professionalism were second to none!!
We have moved several times in different states and so have experienced many real estate people! We would always recommend you to anyone looking for the best real estate office.
Also a big thank you to the ever cheerful and helpful office staff. It is plain to see why such a Dynamic Team as yours is the most successful office in town!!
Kind regards Aruna & John Hillier
Aruna & John Hillier
Hi Ben & Belinda,
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you both for assisting me throughout this sale. I am very appreciative of your help in alleviating some of my concerns through your immediate response and attention to meeting council and buyer requirements. I really do hope I may be in a position to buy on the coast again. If I am lucky enough I will certainly visit you in the hope of securing another house in such a great part of the south coast. Best wishes
I just wanted to say thanks for your advice and great expertise. We were a bit shocked that the house had sold in a week (well actually really shocked). We also wanted to say we have never had a sale go smoothly!! Thank you so much for your foresight and the perfect timing with the sale and your professionalism. We very much appreciate it. Thanks Ben!!
Lyn & Colin
Renee & I wish to thank you and your team for all your effort in regard to the sale of our house. Your advise was always timely and concise and with that we were able to steer our way through to settlement. The most professional team in the Narooma district, we couldn't have done it without you guys. Thanks!
Adam & Renee
Just a short note to say thank you for all your help and the professional way that you handled the sale of our home. You along with everyone at Ben Bate Real Estate were always available and helpful. Both Rod & I wish you continued success. Thank you again.
Marg & Rod Fergeus
A great job. Well done. The little extras you arranged like the mowing, painting and cleaning made all the difference which without them it would have been harder to sell.
Dear Ben, thank you for your letter advising of the sale of my property. I would like to thank you and your team for the professional manner in which the sale was handled. I appreciated being kept informed of every step of the process and having my phone calls returned promptly by you or your office staff. I would have no hesitation in recommending Ben Bate Real Estate to any prospective buyer or seller.
In recently selling my property (on NSW South Coast) with Ben Bate Real Estate agency, I found them to be professional, act with integrity, patience, and in accordance with the guidelines set out with a Neil Jenman associated/recommended real estate agent.
Should anyone wish to contact me regarding any further queries to this reference I am happy to supply my contact number..... Please contact Ben Bate for this......
To Ben, Belinda & Staff,
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for the genuine care, concern & thoughtfulness shown to us with the sale of our home & the purchase of our new home.
It was obvious Belinda was concerned for our well being. Nothing was too much trouble & we were kept informed of every movement. Belinda was very much aware of our anxiousness & showed genuine concern & consideration for our feelings.
Thank you all so much for making this very important decision in our life so very much easier to cope with. We will have no hesitation in recommending your Agency to any of our friends who are contemplating buying or selling their home. Many thanks to you all.
Tony, Anne, Brad & Nanette
Dear Ben, Belinda & Narelle,
We are writing to express our gratitude to you all for the speedy sale of our house in Fishermans Crescent, North Narooma. We were absolutely delighted to have a buyer for our house one month after putting the property on the market.
We chose Ben Bate Real Estate not only for your excellent reputations but because over the last few years you have consistently had staff door knocking (without being pushy) and/or mail outs which made it appear to us that you are a hard working team.
We appreciated your professionalism, knowledge, good communication & good humour during our sale. We mostly dealt with Belinda during the sale but appreciate the entire team worked together to make our sale possible.
Paul & Sue, North Narooma
To Ben, Narelle, Belinda and Veronica,
My sincere gratitude goes to you at Ben Bate Real Estate for your friendly, approachable, yet always present and obvious professionalism.
My experience with both purchase, sale and management of my home then my rental property has been excellent. I am a very satisfied client and I wish you many years of success.
Patricia, Mystery Bay
Sharon and I would like to thank you and all your team for the highly professional manner in which you supported us through the sale process. Your cheerful, courteous, respectful communication together with honest, thoughtful advice was most appreciated. We also congratulate you on your high quality website and online presence.
We would have no hesitation in utilising you and your staff in the future or recommending you to others.
Roger & Sharon Smyth
"Thank you for all hard work, honesty, friendship and great communication during the sale of my property. I have no hesitation in recommending your agency to anyone thinking of buying or selling in Narooma."
I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank you and your staff for facilitating the sale of my property at Ballingalla Street. The professionalism and attention to detail shown throughout the process was excellent. I would have no hesitation in recommending your services to anyone looking to buy or sell a property in the Narooma area. I wish yourself and your staff all the success in the future.
Noel O'Hehir, Narooma
We recently sold our property in Dalmeny. This was not an easy decision as it had been in our family for over 70 years. After consulting with Ben Bate we found him to be very understanding to our concerns and feelings. His approach to the sale of the property was very professional, keeping us informed as to inspections and interested parties. We would highly recommend Ben and his staff for their care, help and professionalism in the sale of any property.
Lois & Richard Ess
Just a short note of appreciation for your role in selling our house for us. Thank you for the great result you have achieved for us, much appreciated.
Jean & Pieter Vos
Thank you for the way you conducted the sale of my property. I could hardly believe you sold it in one week after having if on the market for nearly 2 years with other agents. I have no hesitation in recommending you as a very efficient agent.
I would like to pass on my thanks to Ben Bate and staff. I found them very supportive and helpful and they got things done in a pleasant way......
We would like to thank you and your staff including reception and sales for always being helpful and attentive. Especially we would like to thank Belinda who mainly handled our sale. Belinda was most courteous, always kept us informed and we thank her for the quick sale of our property in North Narooma.
Bruce and Carole, North Narooma
We can't stop saying thank you to you for all your kindness and support through the sale of our house. You truly are number 1 in our eyes. Not only the house, its the trouble you went to in helping us organise the sale of our car also. We are so grateful for all of your support and help. It's been a pleasure to have dealt with you.
Edith and Syd, North Narooma
We chose Ben Bate Real Estate for the sale of our property for two very good reasons: 1- Professionalism and knowledge of the local market and 2 -Hours of business - 7 days a week -a good 21 hours longer than other agents. This proved decisive as our property sold as a result of them being open during the Easter period. We cannot commend Ben, Belinda and his team highly enough. Very well done.....
Robin & Sue Shenton
Joyce and myself would like to thank you all for a job well done. The quick and efficient service and personal care that was shown to us by yourselves and staff was most appreciated......
Alan & Joyce Connor
Late in January, I contacted Belinda Mathews-Bennett to represent my wife Janet and I in the sale of our home in Dalmeny.
About 5 weeks later Belinda advised us that her negotiations had resulted in the sale of our house and the sold sign went up.
Importantly, Belinda took the time to understand fully our situation as sellers, made useful suggestions about the property market and how to set a price, also how we could improve the presentation of our home.
We have no hesitation in reccommending Belinda from Ben Bate Real Estate as an efficient and sensitive agent who gets results.
Thank you for selling my unit, in under a month after having it on the market for more than 14 months with other agents. Your lovely photos and kind efficient manner, answering all of my questions and acting on them straight away was like dealing with a family member, not a Real Estate Agent. Thanks Again"
Being first home sellers we were nervous about picking the right agent. As soon as we spoke with Ben we felt confident that he was the right person for the job, he answered every little question we had promptly and kept in touch regularly. We would recommend him to anyone who wants professional and friendly service. Can't thank Ben and his team enough for a prompt sale on our property!
Vicky & Dale
We would like to thank Ben and his staff, particularly Ben himself and young Jay, for their tireless effort in the recent sale of our house.
Their work ethic and negotiating skills resulted in the full listed price being achieved. Many thanks and well done, particularly in the current market....
Kevin & Cecilee Tapp
"....Not only did your agency provide accurate and honest information, as well as frequent communication throughout the process you removed the stress component, during a difficult period for us.
Further more being city people owning rural land you were able to offer us contacts, referrals, recommendations and resources we would have had difficulty finding.......
My wife and I would not hesitate to recommend Ben Bate Real Estate to any buyer or vendor.....it is definitley true that the historic Bate family name, synonymous with the region, provides a special local knowledge of the area as well as being cognizant with the latest local council regulations........
Peter & Elizabeth Barker
We thank you all for your reliable prompt service over the years, in dealing with us.......
Bill & Pauline
'We are settling in to our house very happily since you arranged the Sale of our previous home and the purchase of another - which both settled on the same day. We are delighted that you and your staff worked with us and for us - to achieve a satisfactory result for all concerned....You made it happen!!'
John & Marlene Gerrard
From my initial contact and throughout the proceeding period I received encouraging and positive support from both you and your staff.
I greatly appreciate your sound advice, sensitivity and professionalism and wish to thank your staff for their cheerful manner during our dealings. Selling my home of over forty years was quite an emotional experience, alleviated by your judgement and reassurance.
I have no hesitation in recommending your services.'
'thank you for your good advice, careful management and progressive thinking regarding the sale of this property. We always felt secure in the knowledge your team would be professional and the property would be shown to prospective purchasers in a manner which guaranteed the security of the property while showing it to best advantage.'
Lionel & Margaret Carpenter
My meetings with Ben and Belinda were very friendly and informative. I cannot say much more about them, because they sold my home so quickly!! Within a week I had accepted an offer for sale. When they say they have buyers waiting, they really do. Thank you both for making selling a home so easy.
Just a quick line to thank you and your staff for your truly expert and wonderful service in selling our house so quickly, with your expert and wonderful and personal service, you may be assured we would have great confidence in recommending you to any person desiring a quick and fair sale.
Alf & Mary Bergus
I bought my unit in Narooma from Ben Bate Real Estate 10 years and 3 months ago. When it came time for me to move to the Nursing Home I remembered how helpful they were and put them in charge of the sale of my unit. They did so successfully and I really do appreciate it.
Well done Guys and Girls! Sold our Coastal Court home.....
A great result considering a 'non-standard' house during a difficult selling period. Particularly, thanks to Ben and Belinda for their hardwork and good advice along the way.....
Amanda & Graeme
Norm and I would like to thank all of you at Ben Bate Real Estate for your help and advice in the recent sale of our property. We found Belinda a very capable lovely person to deal with which makes it so much easier as it is a very anxious time waiting for a buyer for your home. We will definitely recommend all of you to anyone we know that wants to sell their home.
Norm and Kim,Dalmeny
We have been coming to Narooma on and off for over 40 years and have also owned property here for over 20 years and we love the place.
After talking to a number of people around town we decided to engage Ben Bate Real Estate in the sale of our Kianga property.
Ben and his staff have been wonderful and obliging to deal with at all times, nothing was ever a problem and they have given us fantastic service.
It was a pleasure being associated with Ben and all his staff.
Luckily they were also involved with us in the purchase of a new property in Narooma and their service was faultless.
We would certainly recommend their services to anybody buying or selling property.
Thank you very much Ben Bate Real Estate for selling my home for me. I know you put your heart and soul into trying and I truly appreciate it. Thank you for keeping me up to date with everything while waiting for a buyer to come along. It was so helpful to have your suggestions and your advice. Thank You all
Thank you to all at Ben Bate Real Estate for the very professional and friendly service you gave us in the purchase of our new home. The book you sent us was fantastic, especially being able to see the house in a 1912 painting. We now look forward to restoring the building to its original state.
Mike & Gail, Central Tilba
Ben, we would like to thank you for the friendly, yet professional manner in which you handled the sale of our house Your expert negotiating skills in achieving an excellent result in a difficult market - very much appreciated.
Ian & Helen, North Narooma
Now that the sale of our unit is complete we wish to thank your Real Estate for the professional way the sale was handled. We appreciated the communication from Ben keeping us informed during the negotiating period and the attention to detail. The staff at Ben Bate were very friendly and helpful whenever we had any questions or problems. We would be happy to use Ben Bate Real Estate again should the need arise.
Stewart & June, Narooma
We would like to say thank you to the loveliest team around for looking after us and finding our lovely new home. You are the best!
Raili and Michael, North Narooma
Thank you so very much for your untiring efforts on our behalf. We've bought and now sold with your office and we are very happy with the results.
Pat and Bill, Dalmeny
We would like to thank you all very much for all your help with the search for our future home. Your time, phone calls and answers to our consistent questions were very much appreciated. You are a great team of people, keep up the great work.
Fred and Lyn, Narooma
We would like to thank Ben and Belinda for selling our home in Dawn Parade Kianga, we wouldn't hesitate to recommend Ben Bate Real Estate to anyone to needs to sell their home.
Lynne and Steve, Dalmeny
I would like to say thank you to Belinda from Ben Bate Real Estate for looking after me with the selling of my unit. She was very helpful in her approach and telling me what was involved in selling my unit. If I was to sell again I would definately ask Ben Bate Real Estate to help!
Lyle Mead, Narooma
When we decided to list our property for sale, we were a little apprehensive about choosing an agent that we would feel confident about handling our biggest and most valuable asset, until a friend who had used your agency a few years back recommended that we use Ben Bate Real Estate- we weren't disappointed as from day one we were fed a continual stream of information and advice- the communication during the inspections and subsequent feedback ensured that our sale would succeed sooner rather than later. Now approximately 3 months later we have the result we were looking for, thanks to the proffessionalism of Ben Bate and his wonderful staff. Belinda whom we had most contact with is a real gem and a real asset to your team, she was keen to keep us relaxed and informed every step of the way passing on her experience in Real Estate and contributing to make our transition so much less stressful.
Dave and Helen, Kianga
Thanks for making the purchase of our new home in Dalmeny run so smoothly.
Glenn and Tracy, Dalmeny
Many thanks to all at Ben Bate Real Estate Narooma for your assistance in our purchase at Dalmeny.
Alan and Marie, Dalmeny
Your professionalism, commitment and follow up during the course of negotiations was outstanding, and the easy manner in which you progressed and finalised the sale was very much appreciated.
Having previously dealt very happily with your agency as a buyer some years earlier when I purchased the property, I had no hesitation in approaching you to market the house when I decided to sell. I am pleased to say I did.
Your advice was realistic and reliable.
We are very happy to write this note of gratitude for your excellent efforts on our behalf. The outcome of our interaction, the sale of our property in Mystery Bay, is the icing on the cake of a very positive and direct process designed by you and your team.
These are challenging times, for a variety of reasons, but we feel that we were in extremely capable hands and received very realistic advice throughout our interaction.
Linda & Alan, Mystery Bay
Thanks Belinda and Ben for your professionalism, service and sincerity when selling my Dalmeny home and buying in Narooma. The after sales service and advice on all matters made the move easy.
We would like to thank you Belinda for all your help and answers to our somewhat confusing questions. Thanks for finding our perfect house in Narooma.
Amy & Brendon, Narooma