What people say about Ben Bate Real Estate
Excellent service and attention to detail. Kath was super friendly and helpful right from the outset. Nothing was too much trouble and Kath was very easy to communicate with. She was very responsive to any questions and always had helpful information and advice that she provided to assist us to progress with our purchase. We appreciated her honesty and transparency throughout the process and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Kath to anyone looking to purchase property in the area.
Jack & Caroline
Calm assurance. For such an emotionally charged transaction as the sale of our beloved holiday unit, Belinda settled the nerves through to exchange with empathy and professionalism. Thank you to Belinda and the team at Ben Bate Real Estate.
Happy Clients. Ben was professional, kind, caring and supportive. He is trustworthy and did a great job maximising our price. I would highly recommend him.
Good experience all round. We found Belinda to be a good communicator in that she kept us up to date. Her photography was great and she was very personable.
Peter & Coral Woodall
Cannot fault my experience with Kath at Ben Bate Real Estate. Very forthcoming with information. As I was interstate Kath’s communication was open and flowing with information with every phone call and email. All information was very detailed and up to date with current market.
Professional & a pleasure to work with. Kath was really helpful and considerate of our circumstances/priorities. I really appreciated her style; she's straight-forward, helped us feel at home in the properties by letting us look around without breathing down our necks, was happy to answer questions and discuss the area.
Great Agency! Ben Bate and his fabulous team sold a property for me recently and they have been excellent all through the process. Ben has been in regular contact with updates on the interest in the property and I felt we were in good hands.
Ben was incredibly accommodating in showing us the property via video call and then in person when we were able to travel down from Sydney. His knowledge of the property and also plans for the surrounding area was excellent. Ben also helped us out with a number of local recommendations and is even organising some trade quotes on our behalf. This is without a doubt the best real estate agency experience we have had. Thanks Ben Bate!
Ever ready to answer questions. Ben was very helpful conducting a sale over zoom, email and phone and always quick to answer queries.
John & Elizabeth
Great service and professional approach. My experience with Kath at Ben Bate Real Estate was really great. Very professional and friendly keeping me informed the entire time. The whole team were helpful and very ethical.
Good result for a tough sale. Belinda took on the challenge of selling our block with high expectations in a tough time, having setback after setback due to factors outside her control. But her tenacity and professionalism got us a great result in the end.
Great service. Belinda knows the market and has a no nonsense service from start to finish. We have bought and sold with this company and will use her again. Finding a realtor that you can trust is hard.
Shane & Robyn
Ben went "above and beyond" in assisting me on several occasions. Ben's market knowledge is exemplary. The communication was always friendly and efficient. The responses were always in a timely manner thank goodness, especially when I first moved here with Tippy. A very professional office operated by true professionals.
Belinda was a delight to deal with. Knowledgeable, prompt in communications, kept us up to date throughout the entire purchase process. A real estate agent with integrity. If you are looking to purchase a property in and around the area Belinda should be your go to person.
Jason & Tessa Brock
Very professional with excellent market knowledge. Ben is professional and friendly. His market knowledge and ability to ascertain a buyers requirements, made the process enjoyable.
Trevor & Amanda
Did what he said he’d do. Good communication skills. Good local market knowledge of the town he is part of. I do not live in the town and relied on Ben’s knowledge and guidance.
Great to deal with. Ben was able to accommodate virtual inspections of the property and was very open and honest about the condition of parts of the property not clear through a video tour. He was easily contactable and communicated clearly throughout the purchasing process.
Because of the lockdown we weren't able to attend an inspection in person, so we had a video inspection. This went very well and she was able to show us everything that we wanted to see and answer all our queries. There was quite a lot of interest in this property and unfortunately we couldn't secure it for the asking price. We were disappointed by the lack of transparency when having to negotiate against other buyers. We thought that she would carry the sale through because we were the first buyers to accept the asking price.
Stress free purchase. Belinda made the buying of our land a very simple process. She was very helpful throughout, and I would highly recommend her to anyone purchasing in the area. Very happy!
Gerald & Linda
Achieving our dream. We can’t thank Kath enough for her assistance to help us obtain our new property. Kath has a lovely disposition and is easy to talk to, which put us at ease. Thanks again Kath, it was an absolute pleasure doing business with you.
Kelly & Rose
Excellent Result... 10/10 Kath Wilkinson. Kath's service was outstanding, her communication was second to none. We had access to online information that kept us across the entire process of what was happening in regards to inspections, interest shown and number of views on the web page along with Kath's regular contact. We were extremely happy with the valuation and the time frame to sell the unit. I would not hesitate in recommending Kath or Ben Bate Real Estate as your property agent. All the staff I had contact with were friendly, efficient and very helpful. You have a great team Ben.
Above and Beyond! I personally chose to go with Kath because I felt the trust was there. Such an emotional and stressful time selling a house and I felt like I had so much support from the start. She worked above and beyond to sell the house and was constantly keeping me updated which gave me so much peace of mind. Highly Recommend if you are selling a house!
Attentive, realistic and effective. Kath has a very good knowledge of the south coast region and was able to give me a good sense of the current market. Kath was able to draw on research from recent listings and results. Kath was also able to provide advice about marketing strategies that would be best for the location of the property and market conditions. My experience with Kath was top notch and I would happily recommend her.
Professional Agent. Belinda was professional, informative and prompt with our enquiries. She kept constant communication with each stage of our first home buyers process.
Nicholas & Brittany
First class service from Kath. Kath and the team from Ben Bate have been wonderfully knowledgeable, extremely reliable and very professional during the process - many thanks.
Success after rocky journey. Belinda and her compatriot Kath were both easy to work with, either one of these ladies were easy to contact and answered any queries we had promptly. Both as knowledgeable as each other and worked well together to ensure the sale of our property.
Kathy Mullins & Wayne Rob
Very highly recommended. I have dealt with Ben and his team through a purchase, sale and as a potential property manager and have always found him and his team amazing to deal with. Honest, reliable, efficient and very knowledgeable. They handled absolutely every aspect of the sale and made the entire process very simple and enjoyable. I would not use anyone else in the region. Very highly recommended.
Highly recommended. We would like to thank Ben and his team for the hassle free sale of our house, we were kept up to date every step of the way and would definitely recommend Ben Bate Real Estate to anyone looking to buy or sell a property.
Greg & Lois Sampson
Ben's help, patience, local knowledge and speed for getting things done made the purchase go smoothly.
Ongoing persistence. Kath continued on with great persistence to sell our property despite all the obstacles of Covid and lockdowns. Thank you kindly.
Kelvin & Heather Bailey
An absolute pleasure from start to finish! From our first contact with Kath, we have received nothing but outstanding service. We viewed our property (virtually) within a few hours and 24 hours later had an offer accepted! Kath has continuously gone the extra mile for us making a long distance transaction run incredibly smoothly. Cannot recommend Kath and the team at Ben Bate Real Estate highly enough.
Michelle & Scott Park
Kath sold my apartment within five days at a great price, fantastic to have had her service.
Kath is friendly and approachable. Kath goes above and beyond, not just for the vendor but for the purchaser. Kath was professional from start to finish. Without Kath's persistence and patience we might have given up! Please don't hesitate to contact Kath and Ben Bate Real Estate for excellent results.
Narell & Jason Whitehead
Great service and positive outcome. We found Kath to be very responsive and open with all requests we had for her. The whole process was relaxed and easy. Thank you Kath.
Rick & Jacqui Hay
Honest and down to earth. As first time home buyers we had no idea what we were doing, but the crew at Ben Bate helped us understand the process and then helped us into our home. Kath was honest and upfront when dealing with us and at no point did we feel as though we were being taken advantage of. It was all pretty easy and her advice was great. Thanks Kath.
Sam & Jamie Mullens
Excellent results and great to deal with. This is the second time we have dealt with Kath at Ben Bate. Once to purchase and now to sell. Kath is great at her job and achieves a great result. Makes the process easy and stress free.
Danny & Michelle Wilkie
Efficient and hardworking. Kath's knowledge and professionalism in real estate made the whole process feel easy and calm. She had put us at ease at every step of the way. Kath kept us updated regularly with emails, phone calls and fortnightly reports with what was happening, not only with our property but with what was happening in the local market and provided us with options so we could make the best decisions for ourselves, in order for us to get the best value/price for our property. Kath was part of our family, which she respected and looked after our house as if she was looking her own home. Because we live interstate and with Covid restrictions in NSW (border closures) Kath went beyond her duty, ensuring our house was presentable at all times and arranged local cleaners and a gardener to make sure the house was clean and tidy for the new owners. Thank you Kath and the Ben Bate Real Estate team for looking after us.
Garry & Recheal Daley
Friendly and with a good knowledge of the property. We have had several meetings with Belinda during our property search, lasting over a year to find the perfect place for us. We have found her to be professional and patient with us. We thank her for her diligence and professionalism with us.
Mark & Hai Tran
A great experience from start to finish. From the moment we met Belinda, we knew we were in safe hands. She was able to identify what we needed to do to ‘ready’ our property for sale, which was on the mark. Her approach to working with us and in managing the many offers we received was calm, deliberate and professional. We wouldn’t hesitate working with Belinda again, and would recommend Ben and his team to other sellers.
Len & Julie
Professional and human. Ben took the time to act in the best interests of both vendors and purchasers. He understands market value and we were able to speak candidly and professionally. These are good old-school principles that are sadly rare to find these days.
Dr Brett Lemass
Excellent and honest service. Ben and his team communicated with us from the time of listing our property up until the sale. We were impressed with their knowledge and honesty with all facets of dealing with them. We obtained a great result with our sale and believe it was due to the professionalism and hard work of Ben and his team.
Very professional and welcoming. When it comes to real estate there is no doubt Ben Bate is the best around. During these tough times Ben constantly kept us updated on houses coming up for sale. Through easy communication with Ben and his team we have proudly purchased our first home and we couldn’t thank Ben enough.
Ali Elmasri & Linda El-Hal
Very personable service. Kath from Ben Bate Real Estate was friendly and supportive in our recent house purchase. She was responsive to all our requests and provided great advice. Thanks Kath!
James & Jo Cameron
Professional, responsive and diligent in uncertain times. Belinda, Kath and Ben were responsive, professional and diligent throughout the whole process, including selling in these uncertain times of lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Belinda was on leave for some of the time but Kath stepped in seamlessly and arranged virtual and in person inspections to secure a buyer, keeping us regularly informed of progress. This was a very stress-free selling experience and we would highly recommend Ben Bate Real Estate.
Elizabeth & Ruth
Excellent! Delivered a result beyond expectations, excellent customer service and knowledge of the local market.
I found the whole experience of selling our property with Belinda and staff very satisfying. They were helpful and knowledgeable in every aspect of the sale. I highly recommend Belinda and the team at Ben Bate Real Estate in Narooma.
Belinda is most helpful and pleasant to deal with. Belinda very efficiently obtained whatever additional information that I requested. She gave me ample 'space' to make my own assessments of the property and its features without over-selling or pushing.
Kath was a great agent to work with when selling our house recently. Friendly and professional. There wasn’t any pressure and Kath negotiated very well between us and the buyer. The quick result was above our expectations and the whole process was stress free. Thank you Kath for an excellent result. We would highly recommend you and the team at Ben Bate Real Estate.
Phil & Georgina May
Excellent, responsive and attentive. Kath responded to phone calls and emails in a timely manner and was professional, approachable and attentive to requests. Considered our brief to find a new home and was pro active in contacting us with potential opportunities. To our delight our house search journey was short and sweet with a result within two weeks. If you're looking for a good agent look no further than Kath and Ben Bate Real Estate, who I would presume have this work ethos throughout their business. If Mr Ben Bate is reading this, I'd be giving Kath a raise or paid family holiday, to ensure she is not head hunted by competitors!
Ian & Petti
Positive Property Purchase. Belinda was a pleasure to deal with when sourcing and then negotiating to secure our recent investment property purchase. She has a very pleasant and calm manner and her communication skills were outstanding. Belinda kept us up to date and was very obliging and kind. We appreciated this immensely in such a competitive real estate market. Thank you Belinda, all of this made the whole process so much easier.
John & Bronwyn
Kath was always positive and helpful during the selling process and kept me up to date with each potential client.
11 out of 10 - Kath is by far the best agent I have ever dealt with and I have worked with many. She was an utter delight. Kath was extremely helpful, knowledgeable, went above & beyond on all accounts, worked with me for my optimum outcome and we had a few laughs along the way. If I could rate Kath an 11 out of 10 I would, Ben Bate Real Estate is very lucky to have Kath as one of their agents. I can only assume she is an integral part of their team. Thank you again Kath, I truly appreciate everything you did and with a great result.
Ben did an outstanding job with the communication, spot on. Ben and his staff were excellent. Their communication was spot on, we were never left wondering. His predictions on how the sale might proceed was again exactly how it went. Our experience with Ben and his crew from our first contact to the sale of the property was outstanding.
David & Michelle Hart
We found working with Kath on the sale of our unit to be a non-stressful time, very professional. The communication was great with updates all the time. Kath worked hard for us on the sale.
Very friendly and professional. Kath was a pleasure to deal with. Kath was very approachable, knowledgeable and helpful. In addition, the team at Ben Bate Real Estate were all very helpful.
Michael & Anna
Very professional with great communication during sales process, which quickly achieved a sale above expectations.
A good result. We found Kath to be positive, friendly and professional at all times. Thank you Kath for a good result.
Doug & Di Sims
Dear Ben Bate, having had some previous association with your company, and staff, I was in no doubt when it came to deciding who would handle "the big one" for me. From the first connection with members of your staff, in particular Kath, who was "there for me" right through. I felt that the sale result of my house was nothing short of spectacular. Many thanks again to you and the girls for a great result.
Pleasant and helpful. Right from the start we had confidence in Kath. She was very supportive and helpful, with great communication between us and the buyers. Always cheerful, nothing was too much trouble. If we sell again we would not hesitate to contact Kath to handle our sale.
Cliff & Valerie Richard
Kath was fantastic to deal with. My experience with Kath was fantastic. She organised everything for me and before I knew it my property was sold. She is very professional and friendly.
Very professional and honest. Easy to deal with and helpful.
Sally Anne Gaunt
Happy I dealt with Ben & his team. Ben patiently answered all my questions. His business acumen & great principles were very much appreciated.
Great to deal with. Ben & his staff are friendly, professional & efficient. I would recommend them to anyone.
Elton & Katharyn Chetcuti
Top agent in Narooma. Very professional and on the ball. Also extremely proactive and kept me in the loop all the way through the process. Highly recommend Ben and team if selling a property in Narooma or surrounding areas, very happy with the knowledge and support he provided!
Beyond Real Estate. Our second dealing with Belinda. From the very beginning her enthusiasm instilled confidence. We were kept in the loop on a regular basis and with that we couldn’t have been happier with the service provided by Belinda and the whole team.
Julie & Ian Andreassen
Honest and responsive. Kath was great to work with. Had both the seller and the buyers interests at heart to make sure both parties walked away happy with the result.
Genuine and personable. Kath and Ben were amazing at helping us secure our first home. They were extremely prompt with keeping us up to date and helped us navigate the journey as first home buyers. They felt extremely genuine and we couldn’t have been in better hands. Thank you Kath and Ben!
Gabbie & Will
Professional and friendly. From the moment we met Kath, we liked her. She talked to us about what price to set for the house and wanted to make sure she would get us the best price possible. We would have been happy if we got the price she gave us, but she got us over the asking price. We bought the house from Ben Bate and both the buying and selling with them was a great experience.
Perfect service! Belinda did absolutely everything we could have asked for. Any day, including public holidays, Belinda answered our calls. We couldn’t have asked for more. I would highly recommend Belinda from Ben Bate Real Estate to anyone looking for a high quality service. Thank you again Belinda and Ben.
Nick & Margaret Dakin
Professional Service. I can highly recommend Ben Bate Real Estate. We have been dealing with Ben for over 20 years and have always found him to be honest, professional and down to earth. Ben’s appraisals were always on the mark, demonstrating a sound knowledge of local market conditions. We were regularly kept up to date with the status of enquiries and negotiations. Ben and the team have always worked in our interest, whether we were buying or selling. Thank you Ben Bate for your work to achieve a good result for us again!
Max & Kathy Simmons
Excellent Service. Ben and his team were so helpful from start to finish, keeping me updated with everything that was happening. I highly recommend them and would certainly be using their service again in the future.
Belinda is a great estate agent. She impressed me from the first time that I made contact. After signing with Belinda, she and her team continued to impress throughout the entire sales campaign for my property. Belinda is an excellent communicator, and kept me updated with the marketing activities, the market response, and the offers coming in. Belinda and her team instilled trust in me, and in unusual market conditions secured a very good price for our property. I can recommend Belinda to anyone looking to sell property in Eurobodalla.
Very accommodating and understanding. Belinda was very honest and understanding in her approach. Belinda was extremely professional, going above and beyond to accommodate my family's needs. Her patience was remarkable, she faced many challenges throughout the process of the sale of the property (my kids, dogs and possibly myself). I'd rate Belinda Mathews-Bennett and Ben Bate Real Estate 10/10 but I'd be lying. 11/10.
Professional, prepared and prompt. Belinda came well prepared to our first meeting with a comprehensive list of sales data. She listened carefully and was extremely flexible in her approach. Her straightforward manner, honesty and promptness in communication was exceptional. We highly recommend Belinda and the entire team at Ben Bate Real Estate.
Lynne Metcalf & Mark Swadling
Working with Kath was a great experience. Kath and the team were so helpful with my home sale, guiding me by the hand every step of the way. Their expertise meant that I achieved better outcomes than I expected. May the force be with them!
We were very impressed by Belinda's approach to the marketing and selling of our house in Dalmeny. We found Belinda to be professional, knowledgeable and very approachable. She provided initial advice regarding house improvements that she considered would maximise our sale price, which proved to be spot on. Belinda's knowledge of the housing market and the local area were very helpful in achieving a sale price for us which met our expectations. Thanks Belinda!!
Paul & Kerry Mynott
We are very happy with the outcome of the sale of our property. Thank you to Kath, our agent, for her professional, friendly, and very detailed information and being so open in her communication with us when we were not so sure of the pros and cons.
John & Denise Rungen
Excellent professionalism and service. So pleased with Kath’s professionalism and kindness. Her knowledge and expertise were most appreciated throughout the whole sale process. Excellent communication and very pleased with the end results.
Easy and trouble free transaction in house purchase. Initial contact was via an internet link to the agent and received a prompt return call that day from Kath (unlike other agencies we recently dealt with). Her knowledge base on the premises was excellent and anything she wasn’t sure of she indicated she would get back to us, which she did in a prompt fashion. Very happy with all our dealings with Kath and Ben Bate Real Estate.
Bob & Sharron Moore
A great agent. Ben's knowledge of the local Narooma, and surrounding, market is second to none. Thanks to his well considered and realistic advice and his professionalism, I secured a sale within days of listing my property with him.
Genuine, professional service. I've always enjoyed working with Belinda who has helped with the purchase and sale of two properties now. Belinda is has a kind, genuine and professional approach, which I really appreciated and trusted throughout the times we've worked together.
We had an excellent experience with Ben and the office team. Your steadfast advice ensured that we sold our property/house. There were many challenges throughout this period but your knowledge and experience speaks volumes with understanding the market and local area. We loved this house and we're glad someone else will get to enjoy it, as we have many fond memories living there and in Narooma. Thanks Ben we couldn’t have done it without your professional and dedicated service.
Dennis & Helen Carroll
Excellent! Ben and his team are amazing. They made this experience so pleasant and easy. Making me feel welcomed to the South Coast. Thank you!
Wonderful experience. Kath was spot on with her market appraisal. Very friendly. Lovely personality. Can't rate her highly enough.
George & Deborah Brown
Focused, timely, effective. Belinda is a terrific agent - focused on the important things, 100 percent helpful and gets things done in a timely way without fuss. She's very effective at representing the vendor's interests while seeing, and being responsive to, the buyer's perspective too. Great to deal with.
Michael & Chris
A daunting task made so much easier! We were reassured by Belinda's exceptional expertise. She was well organised, competent and charming, always keeping us informed. We highly recommend Belinda as an excellent agent.
Kjell & Yvonne Sellin
Kath was a great agent from a buyers perspective. We found Kath to be approachable, knowledgeable and honest in our dealings with her.
Deborah & Bernard Morrison
The house and location sold itself! Ben was very helpful in arranging the pest and building inspection. A follow up congratulatory conversation was appreciated.
Communication. Ben & the team have a solid knowledge of the area. I was kept updated on all enquires & given plenty of notice prior to an inspection, which was closely followed up with all feedback both positive & negative which I truly appreciated. They were very professional while still friendly, informative & helpful to me, as a seller & a buyer. I have no hesitation in recommending Ben & the team. Thank you.
Kath guided us through the sale of our home. Kath provided us with patience, caring, efficiency and dedication through the sale of our home. She is friendly and enthusiastic and well presented. Through her dedication she nurtured us through years of deciding whether to sell or not, and her reward is well deserved.
Alan & Annette
Very professional, extremely helpful, passionate. Ben was great in giving advice and tips, he knew what we were looking for and found the right home for us. He was polite, friendly and knowledgeable. We would recommend him to whoever is buying or selling a property.
Ronald & Birgit Hellwig
Caring, helpful and knowledgeable. Thank you for all of your help, understanding, empathy and care with us buying our investment property! We have had a rough time in this current market with other areas and agents and had almost given up on the dream. Dealing with this agency made it an enjoyable and non-stressful process and was all wrapped up within 5 business days. We are so excited and can’t wait to make this area our home in the future.
Rose & Adam
Cheers Ben. Ben has been in the game for a while now and was very helpful, easy to deal with and explained all procedures with no fuss.
True Professionals. My husband Rob and I have been dealing with Ben for 25 years and he has again been an absolute pleasure to deal with. From reception to sales including Ben, Belinda and Kath the sale of our property was dealt with professionalism and attention to detail, with Belinda ending up with bragging rights. Ben's whole team made the experience feel stress free and Belinda and Kath were so personable, cheerful and their feedback was impeccable. Rob and I are extremely grateful Ben, to you and your entire team.
Rob & Sharyn Green
Very professional. Belinda is a wonderful asset for Ben Bate Real Estate. She conducted herself in a very professional manner & was able to answer all our questions with knowledge & honesty. Belinda was friendly & it made buying our investment house a pleasure.
Colin & Sheryl Cooper
A daunting task made so much easier! Thanks to Belinda's expertise, her local knowledge and her calm good humour, we will now have a lovely roof over our heads. We are absolutely delighted and grateful for all your help Belinda!
Kjell & Yvonne Sellin
Appreciation. We would like to thank Belinda & Ben Bate Real Estate for their excellent service. The efforts she made went above and beyond call. Belinda was always approachable and her knowledge was invaluable.
Brooke Ling & Glenn Forsy
Excellent Service from Kath Wilkinson. I highly recommend Kath Wilkinson, I have purchased and sold through Kath, her knowledge of real estate in the Narooma area is exemplary. Kath is also very efficient, pleasant to deal with and she always kept me updated on the progress of the sale of my property.
Great experience. Buying my first property was made easy and smooth with the expertise and support of Kath. The process was a little nerve racking for me, but Kath made buying my land a good experience.
As Ben noted, we have come full circle as Ben was involved with purchase of our home in 2010 and now sale in 2021. Ben and his team at the agency have provided advice, support and management to the highest standard. At the start when discussion of sale price took place, we were taken back by the amount he quoted. Getting the maximum price for the sale showed that Ben is very up to date with market value. As we went through the process of the sale, the building inspection discovered areas of the house extension which the licensed builder did not go through council approval. Ben with his extensive knowledge and contacts in building industry found solutions to the problems. Where work was necessary, he arranged for the relevant tradesperson to ratify the problem. Having just come out of a year of rehabilitation with major ill health, my anxiety is lessened through his friendliness and his caring nature helped tremendously. I was secure in the knowledge that he will come good with whatever challenge we will face. I would recommend Ben and his team at the agency for anyone who wishes to buy or sell homes in Narooma.
George & Noraidah Atkin
Superior Service. It was a delight to meet Kath. She was upfront and carefully explained how she intended to market our property and the sale price expected. She kept in touch during the sale period keeping us informed. If you want superior service and the best price ring Kath.
Geoff & Helen Schofield
Friendly, authentic and helpful. Belinda was so helpful and went the extra mile to help with collecting information to help guide my commercial property purchase, making me feel safe in my decision. It's so refreshing not to be pushed or coerced with these big decisions!
Ben promptly organised an inspection of the property after taking our call on Easter Friday. The sale process involved a second round of final bids. Although the process was nerve racking it was handled very confidentially & professionally. We became the new owners in only 6 days which was very satisfying.
Friendly, informative and trustworthy. I just bought my first new place through Kath and she was amazing. Knowledgeable and always helpful no matter what simple question I asked. She made the process easy and always with a smile. I would definitely recommend Kath to anyone looking for a professional, personable buying experience. Thank you!
Ben & his team were a pleasure to work with. Ben's appraisal of the market was thorough and he was eloquent in informing us of this, which we appreciated. Ben also provided good feedback to us on the presentation of our home for the sale. The disruption involved in showing people through our home was minimal, which made our experience through to the sale fairly "painless".
Denis & Ann Rogan
Kath and the Ben Bate team were great.
Haydn & Julia
Rang Belinda to enquire about the property within two weeks we were the owners. All in all we couldn’t be more pleased with Belinda and Ben Bate Real Estate. Belinda is both friendly and professional and has a great knowledge of the local real estate market. We're very happy with the outcome. Thanks again Belinda.
Neil & Jan Morrison
I rang Kath from Fremantle after seeing a property online. She was engaging, pleasant and positive. Kath understood my enthusiasm and, as a local in the area, thoroughly understood my needs for a place and why I would fit into the area. She arranged a virtual inspection the next day. Kath was just as excited about the house as I was and thoroughly professional in her advice to me about going about the steps to acquire the property. I flew across from WA and met her at the property to confirm my intention to buy. I was very pleased to have her with me as we finalised the purchase, as well as supplying local contacts to expedite the inspection and the conveyancing. I am sure we will see each other in town in the future and remain friends. Thank you Kath for making the process from a distant place seem imminently achievable!
Superior service selling the property. Thanks Ben, you kept us continually updated with personal phone calls and messages. It was difficult being 3,000 km's away and having lockdowns and travel restrictions, but we always felt comfortable having you in our corner. You have a great support team who were always courteous and extremely prompt replying to any questions we had. Thank you.
Ben Bate is great. I rang Ben to list my property for sale, he had a look at the unit and advised me on the price I should ask for. It was $25,000 more then I was expecting, and I went ahead with his advice, my property had a buyer within 2 weeks. Great job Ben and thanks.
Belinda was great to deal with, very knowledgeable and friendly. Was responsive and available when required - rare qualities in the current market.
Excellent professional service. Everything was handed very smoothly. Queries were answered promptly. Easy and pleasant to deal with.
Warren & Heidrun
Professional and responsive at all times. Kath sold our property quickly at a price above expectations.
Rod & Jennifer
Belinda is very knowledgeable about the local real estate market. She has a friendly and professional manner and kept me informed.
An excellent result. Ben recently sold my elderly Mum’s house. We were impressed with his care and concern for her through the entire process. His knowledge and experience in the local area are obvious and the whole team are very professional. We are very happy with the result.
Belinda is the agent you can trust. We were very satisfied with Belinda in the whole process of the sale, she is very responsive, polite, honest and professional. We would like to recommend her to any property buyer or seller.
Excellent service. Kath provided excellent knowledge and support throughout the entire sales process enabling us to achieve the best possible sale result. We would be happy to deal with Kath and the team at Ben Bate Real Estate in future dealings.
Very happy with Kath's effort to sell our house. She was professional, informed and respectful of our needs and expected outcomes. She helped with maintenance issues and most importantly achieved the asking price.
Carolyn & Robert
Professional, informative, clear communications thought out the process. Very easy to deal with, couldn’t be faulted. Belinda made the purchase smooth and simple. What more could anyone ask for. Well done.
Great and a very professional person to work with. Kath has a very strong work ethic and conducts herself in a very professional manner. Kath went out of her way to help us with this purchase and provided a great level of support to enable a fast purchase. The only improvement would be to have direct contact to Kath via her mobile, rather going through the receptionist every time.
Grant & Annette Beaumont
Overall a great real estate. Ben is great along with the rest of his staff. We have had the pleasure of buying 2 properties from Ben Bate Real Estate and the process has always been smooth and professional. Communication is exceptional. A highly recommended agent and real estate.
Rob & Annamieka
Friendly and professional. Belinda gave us very good advice regarding listing the property. We were kept updated with viewings and prospective buyers, with feedback given every time. A very positive experience and we would recommend Belinda to anyone.
Glenn & Belinda
Belinda was very helpful on all occasions. We recently purchased a house from Ben Bate Real Estate. Belinda was very professional and helpful, and fair to us and the vendor.
Barry & Jeanette
Great to work with! Kath was a great agent to work with - very pleasant, always got back to us promptly, easy to communicate with, and more than helpful. In fact, the whole team we communicated with at Ben Bate Real Estate were always pleasant and helpful. Many thanks.
Jit & Jaya
Purchasing with Kath. As interstate buyers initial contacts were via email and phone until an inspection could be arranged. All information that was able to be supplied was to our satisfaction and Kath was very pleasant in the manner of good regional real estate sales agents. While the vendor is the primary responsibility Kath was very supportive of the extra considerations we requested in negotiations and prompt in finalising. All good.
Ian & Lynne Lyon
Kath was fantastic in her professional relationship with us. We approached Ben Bate Real Estate to sell a property for us in Narooma. My husband and I had a meeting with Kath and she became our agent. Her knowledge of the real estate market in Narooma was excellent. Kath went above and beyond to sell the property. My husband and I highly recommend her to anyone wanting to sell. Can't thank Kath and Ben enough.
Lynette & Graham McErlain
Very satisfying. We approached Belinda to advise on the sale of our property. Belinda gave us excellent advice. Belinda also recommended a fantastic repair person who spruced our house up for sale. Belinda kept us well informed of progress with potential buyers and we were delighted with the result. Thanks Belinda!
Greg & Gail
Best agent in Narooma. Belinda has made a excellent job of preparing us for the sale of the dwelling, constant communication from all the team. Ben has assembled an exceptional group of professionals around himself and would highly recommend Ben Bate Real Estate to any future clients.
Rob & Carol Auston
Thank you Kath for selling my home in record time and finding me a new home. Kath is very professional, caring and friendly to deal with would recommend her to others. Also thank you Ben and team for all your support.
Friendly and helpful. Kath was really good at organising the various parties to accommodate our settlement date.
Andrew & Emma
Belinda was very helpful and professional. Belinda had good knowledge of the property and was very helpful in any of our enquiries. Always acting in a professional manner.
Jeff & Kylie
Great Professional Service. We approached Kath of Ben Bate Real Estate to value our property in Narooma. We found Kath to be very professional, knowledgeable and friendly and we knew straight away that we could rely on her to sell our property. Kath oozes confidence which put our minds at ease. We were more than happy with her appraisal and were delighted when it resulted in a very quick sale. We would like to thank Kath for all her help and wish her the best in the future.
Lee & Jan Cunningham
Excellent Service. We found from the very first phone call to Ben on purchasing our block of land that his professionalism was outstanding. He continued to help us move forward with all avenues in our best interests and we would highly recommend Ben Bate Real Estate with any future sales and services.
Glenn & Sharon
Thank you so much Kath. The experience of selling a home can be such a stressful time, in my case being interstate while this was happening and adding a national and world Pandemic was destine to add to this stress. BUT, much to my relief any stress very quickly disappeared after enlisting you and your company, Ben Bate Real Estate. Your willingness to go over and above what you really had to do within your day to day, was exceptional. This relates to all matters, but especially when it came to you helping organise the trades required to renovate my home prior to sale. Ben Bate Real estate is lucky to have you as their representative. This did not stop with your amazing service, the phone communications I had to have with Ella were a joy also, she made the experience a laugh for the day as well as being effective. Thanks you for the experience.
Kath was very helpful, we were unable to help Dad with the shift Kath was there helping us. Kath was on the mark with the sale of the house we are very happy with the outcome, I would recommend her to other future sales.
Sue, Lou & Fred
Kath was great to deal with. Kath went out of her way to assist us to purchase a property in Narooma during COVID and without us being able to inspect in person. Kath was thorough and gave us support to make it all happen. Helpful, friendly and easy to contact. 10/10.
Michelle & Daniel Wilki
Kath is a completely thorough & professional real estate agent. Someone a person comes to expect, representing the area's leading agency. Kath excelled during the COVID crisis, realising my sale a little over 6 days after listing. As is sometimes the case, all parties were disappointed due to a lack of bank financing. Kath went back to market and secured a second sale & negotiated it to its completion, within a further 7 day timeframe. All potential home sellers could not do better than Kath as their front of agency representative.
Friendly service. Belinda has kept in touch with us over the years, providing regular yet non intrusive updates on the state of the Narooma market. We’ve always found her a pleasure to deal with and she has been very responsive to our requests. Some agents treat you as a customer, however Belinda has always treated us a client. You can notice the the difference.
Very caring and helpful with anything asked of her. Kath is very professional with her working knowledge. Comfortable to work with and always there to answer questions that you might have.
Lee & Stephen
Would recommend Kath to anyone. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Kath on the purchase of this property. She was efficient and reliable, flexible yet entirely competent and helped facilitate a smooth negotiation and close of the purchase. Very grateful for her efforts.
Smooth process. Kath provided very professional advice from the early stages of the sale process resulting in a great outcome in a short timeframe. With Ben's support she helped me negotiate a quick settlement requiring the property to be vacated quickly. All assistance from cleaning to unwanted furniture and rubbish removal was arranged with minimum fuss making what could have been a stressful process very straight forward. Thank-you! Verified by RateMyAgent
Excellent, faultless. We were most impressed by the constant updates provided by Ben, his professionalism and compassion for our situation was outstanding.
Han & Pauline
Kath Wilkinson is outstanding! We really enjoyed buying our property through Kath. She was incredibly accommodating, enabling us to inspect the property at very short notice, and arranging a follow-up inspection on her day off! Kath is organised, efficient, affable, and professional. She really knows how to get things done. It was an absolute pleasure working with Kath and we have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone else looking to buy in the area.
Jenny & Kent
Very professional. Belinda is a fantastic agent.
Professional. Belinda and Kathleen were great to deal with. Genuine and professional. A pleasure to deal with. Thank you!
Professional Team. Belinda was so professional and caring during the sale process. The customer service from not only Belinda but also Kath was exceptional. They were in constant contact with us and I feel as though we have made some new friends. We would also like to thank Vanessa who managed our property. Ben Bate Real Estate is professional in all they do and would highly recommend them.
Annette & Peter
Belinda was very helpful to us giving advice for selling our unit and was easy to talk to. Have known Belinda for many years and would recommend her and the team to anyone who may be thinking of selling their property.
Chick & Lyn
Helpful and professional - would definitely use her again and recommend her in the future. We found her to be fair to all parties, no nonsense, we have used her to both purchase and sell property and we doubt we would use anyone else.
Shane & Tania
Very professional and helpful from start to finish from Ben and staff. This being my first time dealing with real estate I needed someone I could trust and rely on. This is where Ben and his staff excelled. They kept me informed and explained all proceedings along the way from start to finish. Ben also used his expertise to show me how to prepare the property to gain maximum sale price. Ben and staff are a very professional team. I would recommend Ben Bate to anyone wanting an easy, honest and smooth transaction to occur.
Thank you Kath. I would like to acknowledge Kath of Ben Bate Real Estate Narooma for her excellent communication, patience, resilience and overall professionalism during the process of purchasing our beautiful home. Thank you Kath for listening to our requirements and pointing us to a perfect home for our family to enjoy.
I would highly recommend Kath. I found her to be friendly and helpful throughout the whole sale process and the best part is that we got the price we were after.
Alex & Niki
Professional and Genuine. It was really great dealing with Kath during the recent purchase of a property - very professional, genuine, honest and I felt extremely comfortable during process. Thanks Kath.
Sale was handled very well we were kept informed at every stage with helpful and honest opinions. Would recommend Belinda and Ben Bate Real Estate, and would use them again.
Graeme & Nea
Great Real Estate Agent. Thank you Ben and the staff in going over and beyond for the sale of this property. I have been dealing with Ben Bate for many years, bought my first home from him which I am still very happy with. I stuck with Ben because of his honesty, good intentions, and professional approach. Ben and his team keep their clients updated in what is happening regarding the property sale, inspections and potential clients. Ben and his team made selling this property stress free, I would have no hesitation in recommending Ben and his staff to anyone listing their property. Thank you so much everyone at Ben Bate Real Estate.
Ben and his team are totally professional in what they do. Their knowledge and advice is second to none. They keep their clients updated in what is happening regarding the property sale, inspections and potential clients. Ben and his team give sound advice to ensure the best outcome for all parties involved. We could not have asked for a better real estate agent and all the staff who work there. We would wholeheartedly recommend anyone listing their property. They made selling our property a stress free and pleasant experience. Thank you so much everyone at Ben Bate Real Estate. Cathy & Cameron.
Cathy & Cameron
Great real estate agent! Kath is very knowledgeable in real estate. She is very enthusiastic and was very positive in her efforts to sell our house which she did within record time at the price we both agreed upon.
Bob & Erika
Great outcome. Thank you Belinda for your assistance in selling our property. Even though our home was very humble compared to most others on the market Belinda treated us with the same professionalism as if she were dealing with a million dollar property. Belinda has extensive knowledge of the area and the availability of both properties and potential buyers. The sale was very quick and we are very happy with the outcome. All the staff at Ben Bate Real Estate were so helpful, we were kept up to date and any queries we had were answered promptly.
Vicki & Brad
Can highly recommend Kath. Kath was very helpful, accommodating and friendly. Interactions were professional and genuine and she willingly shared knowledge of the local market and rental climate.
Working with the seller! Ben and his staff went over and beyond for the sale of my property. They had a close and hands on approach, I believe this really made a difference. The sale was quick and hit a price we were more than happy with. A true professional!
Matt & Lisa
We listed our Narooma property for sale with local agents, Ben Bates Real Estate; that agency having a reputation of the best performing agency in Narooma. Kath Wilkinson handled the sale process from the initial consultation with us through to advertising the property, canvassing prospective purchasers, managing property viewings and, ultimately, negotiating with the successful purchaser. Kath was a pleasure to deal with. She demonstrated professionalism and a very proactive approach through the entire process from managing agreed timelines and price expectations to keeping us regularly updated with progress achieved in the sale process. Ultimately, Kath was successful in achieving a sale that met our price expectations. We would have no hesitation in recommending Kath to other prospective vendors.
Graeme & Jeannie Tyshing
A positive experience. I found Kath very approachable and genuine. She was able to respond quickly to any questions, follow-up promptly on outstanding matters, and keep me up to date with the progress of negotiations.
Job well done. He was honest with his time frames and valuations. Nothing was ever too much for him and his staff. Very supportive. From a personal and business approach I would highly recommend Ben Bate Real Estate.
Kath was polite, prompt and honest. As the buyer, Ben Bate set-up an approach where Kath represented our interests and another Ben Bate agent represented the vendor. This was a good approach. Kath was always responsive to our queries and we had good honest professionally constructive conversations.
One happy customer. Over the past 20 years I have been dealing with Ben Bate with a number of rentals, house buys and most recently a house sale. I've stuck with Ben because of his honesty and good intentions. I've had a number of personal problems which has caused him to have to go out of his way to accommodate my needs and did so without complaint. I highly recommend his Real Estate to anyone.
Excellent result. Great person knows the business which gave me a great result..... sold in 10 days and (a big AND) above my asking price.
Kath is so professional in the way she approached me in the manner of selling my house. She gave all to find clients for me and did her very very best. I can not have wished for anyone else, a BIG BIG thank you Kath.
We had a superb experience dealing with Kath Wilkinson. Kath was friendly, yet professional, and knew everything there was to know about the local area, about recent property market performance, and in particular about the property we ended up purchasing. Kath was definitely not pushy in any way, and was genuinely keen to help us. We will be very pleased to see Kath again.
Jonathan & Fiona
Our dealings with Kath were exemplary in buying our house. She was knowledgeable and professional. Can highly recommend agency.
Professional and Person to Person. I found Kath a very skilled real estate professional. She also understands peoples needs by asking the right questions. I fully trusted Kath when buying this property.
Kath was professional and and friendly. The process was easy and efficient. It was a pleasure dealing with Kath at Ben Bate Real Estate.
Anthony & Annette Short
Many thanks to Belinda who was very professional and helpful from beginning to end with the sale of my late mother's house in Dalmeny. She is very knowledgeable with the properties in the area and kept me updated with the market prices at the time. Belinda went over and above to sell this property during very difficult times e.g. bushfires and COVID-19. As I live in Sydney she kept me updated at all times and was a pleasure to deal with. I would have no hesitation in recommending her to friends and family.
Dear Ben and Staff, I'm very impressed with your personal approach and professionalism in selling our property. 10 out of 10 Ben Bate Real Estate, Narooma. Thank you! Paul
Excellent service. Thank you Ben and all the team for your professionalism in making our purchase easy. You have really gone out of your way to help and your assistance, patience and time has been greatly appreciated.
Great service. We found Ben to be very professional and polite, easy to deal with, his local knowledge of the market was very helpful.To anyone either buying or selling we would not hesitate to recommend Ben Bate Real Estate, a true local professional.
Steve & Janet
Amazing went above and beyond. After the passing of my father in-law Ben handled the selling of the property with the utmost care. His knowledge on the area made sure we got the best price for the property as we live out of the area he always made sure to keep up up to date with everything by calling or emails, this whole situation was made so much easier knowing we were being looked after and in the right hands.
A tough sale in tough times. Belinda sold our home under very difficult circumstances after bushfires and during COVID-19. She already had a tough task ahead of her because the house needed a lot of work, but she was able to achieve the asking price and sold the property to a lovely couple who will restore it and love it as much as my family have over the years. Belinda and Ben kept us informed during the sale process and we would happily recommend Ben Bate Real Estate to anyone who is thinking of selling.
Professional agent. Thank you to Belinda, Ben and their team at Ben Bate Real Estate for the very professional handling of the sale of our Mum's house in Narooma. It was a very difficult time for the family and with their caring, positive approach and sales technique it was very welcomed at this time. Thank you again for all your hard work, we are all grateful to you all.
Belinda was an engaging and informed agent who discussed a variety of possibilities with us before we settled on the property we finally purchased. We enjoyed her professional and trustworthy approach. Excellent to deal with.
Belinda was fantastic. With Belinda everything was explained with no hidden surprises. We would use her again and recommend her to anyone.
Shane & Tania
Kath was great very professional and always happy to answer any questions I had. Had a good vibe about Kath as with all the Ben Bate crew. Kath always got back to me and was patient with all my questions about the property . I felt she was always honest with me and I felt she had both myself and the vendors best interests at heart.
We had a joyful time whilst inspecting the various properties on offer from Ben Bate Real Estate. With the guiding experience of our property manager we were shown various options to ponder. Kath made everything so easy and was always willing to work within our timeframe. With Kath's local knowledge and real professionalism we always felt at ease with making important decisions whilst we navigated through the property market. Fully recommend the service we got from Ben Bate Real Estate and to have skillful professionals like Kath Wilkinson on your side you can't go wrong.
Kath has a natural easy going attitude along with a professional outlook. Very professional nothing a problem. No qualms in referring Kath as an agent.
Honest and trustworthy. We have been wanting to buy in Narooma for over 15 years and we finally did it with Belinda's help. She has always been honest and upfront with us and we trusted her. Thank you for helping us find our Narooma home.
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
Ben Bate Real Estate has a great reputation in Narooma and recently selling my mother's property through them I understand why. Their service was professional and they kept us informed regularly on the progress. Thank you for your great service and support. You will be recommended.
We have used Ben Bate Real Estate for the past 8 years to manage our investment property in Narooma. We have found the team at Ben Bate to be extremely efficient and a pleasure to work with, in their dealings with maintenance and tenants. Recently with the sale of our property we received expert advice from Ben and found the whole team again to be efficient in every area of the sale. We highly recommend Ben Bate to anyone buying, selling or leasing their property and would not hesitate to use them again.
John & Yvonne
A very easy and smooth sale from start to finish would recommend this agent to anyone who is looking to sell or buy.
Thank you for guiding me through the sale of my house. You were always punctual and did not stint on time when issues needed an explanation. I felt that I could call on you whenever I needed advice. The information you provided on the local market was clear and concise and gave me an understanding of my house position in that market and what it was likely to sell for. I was always given plenty of notice for inspections and your staff were at all times efficient and helpful. My house sold in six weeks and I received the price you said that it would sell for. I was very happy with the result. The advice you gave me on looking for a suitable property in the Blue Mountains was invaluable and I am currently in the process of purchasing a town house in Katoomba. I would have no hesitation in recommending you and your agency to prospective buyers and sellers. Yours Sincerely, Kerren Ogg
I have recently sold my house with Ben Bate Real Estate. It has been a highly professional and well organised experience. Ben is conversant from the beginning to the end of the process and offered me a detailed break down of the strategy and innovations that he used for a quick and rewarding sale of my property that my expectations. Likewise, the staff at Ben Bate Real Estate provided me with regular weekly updates which added to the experience of professionalism and a well organised team that achieves the best possible results. I will not hesitate to use BBRE in the future and additionally recommend the company to anyone that is considering buying a property on the NSW South Coast. All the best,
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
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.
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
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
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
Thanks for making the purchase of our new home in Dalmeny run so smoothly.
Glenn and Tracy, 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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.'
'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
'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
We thank you all for your reliable prompt service over the years, in dealing with us.......
Bill & Pauline
"....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 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
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
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"
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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......
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
"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."
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Narooma sale 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
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
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
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
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
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.
Good result 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'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
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.
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.
100% Professional 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.
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
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
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 Kindest regards Stewart and Fay Murray
Stewart & Fay Murray
Ben sold our place in just 2 weeks, what a credit to himself and his team!
Kylie and Nathan
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
Eurobodalla Purchase 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
Negotiations I loved the way Aiden was quick to secure my purchase !
Brenda & Mark Walker
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. Cheers Cheryl & Peter
Cheryl & Peter O'Kane
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Professional Plus 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.
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.
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
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
Great Service 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 G McClelland
Absolute Professional 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. Glenn Pearson
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
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.
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
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
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
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 :)
Excellent Communication Very Commented, Her Response, Always been Postive, Highly Recommend Belinda & The Team at Ben Bate , Appreciate The Excellent Service .Pauline Bill
Bill & Pauline
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
Belinda was very professional in her approach always kept us updated. Pleasure to deal with.
Neil & Lana
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
Highly Recommend Aiden - He was very punctual and always responded swiftly. His professionalism and effort was greatly appreciated.
Brett & Geraldine Indian
Belinda is an excellent agent would recommend her to anyone !!
Gordon & Sandra
Belinda and the guys at Ben Bate did a great job and kept me informed and updated, happy to recommend them.
Matt - Unit
Happy as service great care factor a1 no complaints
Randall & Brenda
Sold in 9 days above what we thought , very happy!
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
Many thanks to all at Ben Bate Real Estate Narooma for your assistance in our purchase at Dalmeny.
Alan and Marie, Dalmeny
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
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 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
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.
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.
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 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
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
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 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
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
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.
My special thanks to Belinda and Ben for the very professional service given to me for the sale of both my properties in Dalmeny. Left it in their capable hands and they didn't fail me in achieving the outcome that I wanted. Would recommend them without hesitation.
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 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
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
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
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.
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.
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! 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
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......