I cannot speak too highly of Duane Hunter, who recently sold my property in just 5 weeks. Many years ago I sold my first and second homes myself, using newspaper ads (pre-internet days), and quickly at that. Thus when I decided to sell my current property I was seriously contemplating repeating this approach, and of course saving any agent?s commission by so doing. Perhaps because I?m older (and lazier), but mainly because of all the details and responsibility handled so well by Duane, I?m now very glad I decided to use his services. From the time I invited Duane (and other agents) to make offers for my business, I found him to be unfailingly courteous and polite. Of course one should expect a successful businessman to behave like that, but I felt that Duane exuded a genuine warmth and respect for me as a client. My decision was based in part on the realisation that he would behave in the same manner towards prospective buyers. A lot of factors go into a decision to buy a home, and for me feeling comfortable on a personal level with the agent, and feeling that you can trust them, is conducive to making any negotiations smooth. This proved to be the case with Duane. On the functional side of the sale, Duane was highly efficient. Target dates and times were always met; I was constantly kept informed of numbers of people inspecting the home & whether they were likely to make serious offers; recommendations for a gardener and other services also proved useful, as did suggestions as to how best to present the home. Duane kept everything moving, maintaining momentum nicely. He knew when to provide ?space? to prospective purchasers, but importantly to me as the vendor, when to engage and close the sale. Duane is establishing himself in Elanora Heights & surrounding areas, and involves himself in his community. I?m confident in recommending him to others thinking of selling property, both on the strength of his professional skills and also his personal qualities. In hindsight I can see that at no stage did I feel stressed, which is entirely to Duane’s credit.
We first met Duane when we were recently purchasing a property in North Narrabeen . From the first moment I walked into the open house ,by chance ,I was impressed by his lovely manner and his professionalism. He didn’t even mind when I had to borrow his phone to call my husband to come down to have a look.We negotiated the purchase with him and due to his courteous manner and knowledge of the way it all works we had the deal done within 24 hours. In fact we were so impressed with Duane that we then gave him our property to sell for us. Our first instincts about Duane were right and he continued in the same kind ,courteous and profressional manner as we became the vendors.Nothing was ever a problem and he was always very respectful of the fact that it was our home and he valued our opinion in regard to the best time of the day to have the open houses etc. He was also appreciative of the time and effort we went to present the house each week and after each open house he gave us honest feedback. He has a natural feel as to who are genuine buyers and within 4 weeks he achieved a sale price for us that we are extremely happy with. We can’t thank Duane enough and we will be recommending him to anyone and everyone! He is not your “typical real estate agent” but in the best way possible!
Hi Duane, I hope you and your family have been well (we are looking forward to coming to your wife’s restaurant very soon!). Just a short note to say thank you for all your help with the sale of our apartment in Dee Why and the purchase of our new home in Cromer. Although the purchase of our new home was a little unexpected, when my wife and i first made some enquiries we instantly felt like we were taken seriously and not pushed into the sale. The more questions we asked and over the time it took to make the decision you were always professional, diligent and courteous. Something which I personally look for as I have been in sales for over 12 years. This most certainly was the determining factor in getting you to list our property (of which you sold in the time frame we wanted with a minimum of fuss but always keeping us informed of what was happening) even though you are not located directly in the Dee Why area. I think a lot of the Dee Why agents could learn a hing or two from the way you do things. I would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone I know (I have done so already), and using you for any further real estate dealings we have. Once again thank you to you and your team – keep up the great job! Kind regards,
Hi Duane, We just wanted to thank you for your diligent work in selling our house. Always on time , courteous, professional often going beyond what was asked , applying yourself and your agency team to the last detail. Best wishes for future success.
Dear Duane, Re: Sale of 8 Amaroo Avenue, Elanora Heights On behalf of Brenda and I, we would like to express our sincere thanks for the way in which you have conducted the sale of our home. As you know, we had our home for sale off and on over 12 months and during which time we actually had two different Real Estate agencies trying to sell our home at various periods. In frustration, and after what seemed like ?endless stories? of why nothing was happening by the previous agents, we heard from other local residents about the good work you were doing in the area and it was indeed a feeling that we had made a good decision the day we finally handed over the sale of our home to you and Hunter Estate Agents exclusively in early May this year. Unlike previous agents, you immediately bought enthusiasm and a commitment to the marketing of our home and we believe it was this combined with a more professional approach that made all the difference and resulted in the sale of our home in just over 6 weeks. This remains a terrific result and confirms to us it was definitely one of our better decisions the day we asked you and Hunter Estate Agents to take over and look after the sale of our home. Yours Faithfully,
Video Testimonials of Recent Clients “Good Morning Duane, Duane, we would like to express our gratitude for the commitement shown in selling our family home. Your advice, dedication and professionalism exceeded our expectations. In a tough market you showed true perseverance and a positive attitude at all times. Your communication was always open, clear and concise. We would highly recommend Duane as a true professional, striving for nothing other then the very best result.”
To Whom it May Concern, Duane Hunter of Hunter Estate Agency recently acted on our behalf for both a house sale and an associated purchase. During the process we found Duane to be diligent, imaginative and prepared to go the extra mile to meet our requirements. We have no hesitation in recommending Duane to others buying or selling property.
“Dear Duane Re: Marketing and Sale of 32 Anana Road, Elanora Heights Thanks for your professional and friendly input to the marketing and sale of our property in Elanora Heights. We made a decision to engage your services based on your knowledge and commitment to the local market and area, your recent sales successes and your friendly, open, informative and professional business manner. We are pleased with the achieved sale of our house and your advice and input. We also thank Courtney Hodge for her assistance with marketing preparation and queries. Had we been staying in the Pittwater area we would engage you again however we are now returning to our Queensland property. Kind regards Rick and Jill Bell-Booth”
“Dear Duane, Thank you again for helping us to sell our home. It has been such a pleasure dealing with you and we appreciate that it was made fairly stress free for us because of your open and honest manner! Best Wishes, ”
“TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN Joe and I decided to sell our home in MONA VALE and relocate to Newcastle, a daunting task for a couple of oldies. This move was purely to be nearer to our grandchild (yet to be born). Duane and his charming staff helped make this as painless as possible especially as we were so often chasing property to buy in Newcastle. Duane handled every one of our enquiries and concerns with charm and attention to detail, he was helpful, pleasant, courteous and so professional at all times. Guess what, we sold in 3 weeks, bought in the same time and settled 6 weeks after agreeing to both sales in record time with minimum of fuss. THANKYOU DUANE Can you come and pack for us?!!! ” Regards,