Testimonials

Recently I had the pleasure of purchasing my very first home with David McCosker. David was helpful, and ever so patient I thoroughly recommend Andriessen Property, as a purchaser everything was taken care of and I received a lovely housewarming gift. Thanks so much guys my kids and I are living the dream in our very first home!!!

Reidena Barrett

An Excellent Agent I have no hesitation in recommending Craig Andriessen and his team. Craig Andriessen provided excellent advice and support in selling my parents home. He alway kept us well informed about interest in the property and helped us negotiate with a number of interested purchasers. The house was sold in around 2 months of listing the property. Thanks again Craig for a job well done.

Denise Ironfield

"Great Agent. Craig was very genuine and professional, we felt Craig went above our expectations to sell our property." Taylor Street, Cardiff

Sandra & Steven Clarke

"Quality service. Very happy with the professional service I received from Craig." Transfield Avenue, Edgeworth

Shane Slits

Everything was really good I have known Craig as an employee and on a private basis for many years. I have always found him to be straight forward and no nonsense person. The advice given by him has been honest and on line to meet my needs.

Peter & Vicki

"Fast & very pleasing sale ! Very happy with the outcome of the sale of my home. More than I ever expected, in record time. Would recommend Craig to anyone who is buying or selling." Renfrew Crescent, Edgeworth

David Sherring

"Brilliant agent ! A seamless, confident and trouble free experience extending over ten years as a landlord through sale to settlement. Best agent I have ever had the pleasure of doing business with." Lakeview Street, Speers Point

Greg & Catherine Baynie

We have nothing but praise for Craig Linsley and the Team at Andriessen Property. Craig's professionalism, knowledge and experience in real estate made the decision to sell with Andriessen Property easy. He secured us a sale over the asking price and we couldn't be happier with the outcome. They kept us informed at all times and we would not hesitate in recommending Craig and the team at Andriessen Property to anyone buying or selling a home. Yours sincerely Kate & Steve Meyers

Kate & Steve Meyers

I would like to express my appreciation & gratitude to Craig Linsley for his sheer determination & patience to pursue the promised & much needed result in selling my home at Lakelands. Craig's confidence & knowledge in his profession was the main reason I chose him and Andriessen Property and will look forward to future dealings to find my new family home in the near future.

Leigha Nicole

I am writing this letter as both a way to express my thanks and gratitude to Craig Linsley and also as a recommendation for anyone considering selling a home to consider using the services of Craig Linsley. Thank you for the time you put into getting everything right, before the house went on the market, I think it was the extra pre work you did that lead to both the quick sale and the substantial above expectation price we received from the sale. For anyone who is going through what I went through in trying to decide which real estate agent to use when everyone is trying to tell you why they are better, Craig just concentrated on what he believed we could get for the property and how quickly he could get it done. The end result was we sold the propery in the first week it went on the market for 7% more than the asking price. I cannot recommend Craig highly enough when it comes to selling a property he made the whole process easy.

Brett Murray

Thank you Craig for helping us sell our first home. You were so easy to talk to and kept us updated through the whole process.

Lisa Smith

Dear Craig, Shayne and I would like to thank you for all your hard work and reassurance while selling our home. This was the first time we sold a house and the process was very daunting. The stress of whether we would find a new home before selling our current one, meant we asked a lot of questions and changed the listing date a few times. Despite that, you handled the whole process without a worry and provided us comfort along the way. It was great to know that you had it all under control. Your advice on preparing our home for the open house was invaluable, and it paid off! We still can’t believe that we sold on the day of the first open house, and received $20,000 over asking price! We never would have expected so many people to be interested in our little home. We have met a lot of real estate agents and none are like you. Your honesty, integrity and composure are what make you stand out from the rest. Nothing we asked was ever too much. We look forward to the next opportunity to work with you! Thank you, Heather + Shayne

Heather & Shayne

SALE OF MY MOTHER'S HOUSE I would highly recommend David as an agent. He is very professional. The house sold after being on the market for 9 days. David got us a great price and kept in touch regularly throughout the sale and settlement process. Would rate a 10/10.

Julie McDiarmid

Hi Craig Stu and I just wanted to say a big thank you for everything you have done for us. Being able to put our home on the market, secure interested buyers and then to sell our home on the first open house all within a week of letting you know we needed to sell. This was something that we hoped for but didn’t think would be possible. To then also secure a price well above our asking price was beyond anything we could have imagined!. With all of the stress of our other property purchase, it was so good to know you had everything under control so we didn’t need to worry about a thing. Thank you so much again. We very much appreciate all you’ve achieved for us!

Stu & Ange Kelly

Dear Craig, Thank goodness we found you to help us sell our unit at Georgetown! Yes, you were welcoming and positive which encouraged our confidence. However we really do thank you for your very capable handling of the sale. Being able to rely on your efficiency, excellent knowledge and experience was a huge plus for us making the process smooth and, of course, successful. We could not have had a better outcome we’re sure! At no time did we feel concerned about the process and having been involved in several property buying and selling situations in the past, we can assure you that has not been the case before. You generated a confidence that was so well deserved because you carried out your promises and were so well prepared for any potential problems that they could not eventuate. For example, when the first sale fell through because of the buyer’s finance collapsing we were ready to be despondent but after talking to you we realised that you ‘had that possibility covered’ and in fact the final sale happened very smoothly soon after. Wishing you all the very best in the future, Craig… we will have no hesitation in recommending you to others. Thank you very much

Wal and Janet Sutherland

Jock was just great: He was spot on with the market value of my property. He took great photos of it and was keen to bring it to attention to prospective buyers. He made sure the property looked attractive and gave it vast exposure . He was very prompt in communicating with me about the stand of the sale. He found fairly quickly a buyer who liked the property. The sale proceeded without any problems up to exchange of contracts. Jock is a great agent and a person who listens to what the vendor and buyer wants. I can wholeheartedly recommend him! Great work, Jock.

Dr. Helmut Brunner

Hi David, I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for all your work in helping my Husband, Allan, sell his investment property. As we were not from the area we were not sure how the market was or what to expect. We were both impressed by your professionalism and you keeping us up to date. Thank you David for taking the time to come out and see us at the property when we asked and making the process easy for us. We will have no hesitation to use you again if we choose to purchase again in the area. Regards, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Tacon

I have no hesitation in recommending Jock Moloney to anyone that is looking for a property in Newcastle. I have found Jock to be very helpful in relaying conversations between ourselves and the Vendor. Always happy to oblige. If I leave a message on his phone, he will always ring me back and he is always happy and cheerful. All the best to you Jock Moloney. Jacque Maxwell.

Jacque Maxwell

To David, Thank you for taking such good care of us and our home. We really appreciated your caring and professional approach. You handled all obsticles with good humour - Squealing Stairs - No Air-conditioner - No Lake Views - Disconnected Garage - Bad Feng Shui etc. etc. etc. All the best for your future David. Kindest Regards, Diane & Rodger Henderson

Diane & Rodger Henderson

I am Bui, the owner of 34 Hartford Street, Cardiff. I am very pleased with the service you have provided, I may say oe of the best real estate agents I've come across. Previously we had a contract with another local real estate for 4 months and that got us no where, so I'm very suprised how fast David sealed the deal with our house. Thank You, Xuan Thu Bui

Xuan Thu Bui

My name is Keith Munro. Late last year I decided to sell my house in Garden Suburb. There were many real estate agencies I could have selected to sell my property. I decided to go with a local agency in Cardiff, Andriessen Property Newcastle. It was the correct decision as the property sold very quickly. In all my dealing with the agency , they were very professional, reliable, dependable and punctual. David McCosker was the property consultant who looked after my sale. I found David to be honest, curteous, reliable and always willing to help myself in the sale of the property. He was willing to go to the extra mile to get the job done. This office is open 7 days a week and this shows their dedication and commitment to work for their clients. Recently I have also sold my vacant land at Diamond Beach. I had no hesitation in listing the property with Andriessen Property and David. Again, things happened quickly, the land sold and everything was completed in a professional manner. I was very impressed with the way David kept me informed of everything from start to finish. If the property was to be inspected at 2:00pm Saturday, David notified me and he was here there 1:30pm to set up. David was always punctual, friendly and totally professional. I would recommend Andriessen Property Newcastle and David McCosker for anyone considering selling or buying property.

Keith Munro

The decision was made to sell our home; being listed with a local agent on the 13th of September 2014. We were unhappy with their performance, in our opinion they failed to market the property on its strengths. Other than a weekly letter summarising the local market trends there was virtually no ongoing contact with them during the course of the contract. We relisted with another local agent two days before Christmas, despite the holidays we were able to find an offer being made and accepted within a fortnight. The principal agent who handled the sale was Craig Linsley. After our poor experience Craig’s enthusiasm was a revolution. Leading up to settlement he continued to maintain contact with us and was able to provide valuable support. We would not hesitate to recommend Craig as an agent who we have found to be very effective in being able to aggressively pursue sales in what could be deemed as a fairly slow market.

W. Kirkpatrick

Dear Craig, We are writing this letter to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation for this level of professionalism and dedication you displayed during the process of selling our property for us this year. We felt very confident in your capacity to sell our home for us at our goal price, and despite other real estate agents advising us that we were being unrealistic in our asking price, you were able to achieve this result for us. We were impressed with the way you consistently exceeded our expectations regarding the level of interest you displayed and the amount of your personal time that you spent communicating with us about the status of our property sale. We would like to extend our highest recommendations to anybody looking at listing their property, to do so with yourself, Craig Linsley.

Dr. Lisa M. Phillips & Mr. Andrew J. Cox

To Whom It May Concern, I Tracy Preece highly recommend Craig Linsley as a realtor. Having Craig sell our home has been an absolute pleasure. Craig is truly a professional and went above and beyond his call of duty, even after hours which showed commitment above all others. Craig’s confidence and exuberant personality made us excited to sell and potential buyers ever so welcomed when viewing our home. Whatever our questions Craig would answer truthfully and thoroughly, making us involved and confident every step of the way during our selling process. Whoever has Craig working for them, company, buyer or seller alike will be in the upmost professional hands of a dedicated individual.

Tracy Preece

To Whom It May Concern Just a short note to express our thanks to Craig Linsley in relation to the sale of our parent’s home, his service was nothing short of excellent. This was a stressful time for our elderly parents, who has never sold a property before. Craig was very approachable and made himself available to answer their enquiries at any time. His relaxed easy going manner in explaining the selling process from start to finish put us very much at ease. At all time he acted professionally and we have no hesitation in highly recommending him to anyone thinking of buying or selling a property.

Colin and Michelle watts

To Whom It May Concern, We, Jason and Julie James have become good friend with Craig Linsley as he was the sales person who looked after the sale of our home at 1 Swallow Avenue, Woodberry 2322. We found Craig to go above and beyond with his job, we also found him to be Honest, Reliable and Caring. Within two weeks Craig has our home sold and for the right price and was always there to support us throughout the process of selling our home as we had never sold before. We would recommend Craig for any future buying or selling of properties.

Jason & Julie James

I wish to thank you for handling the sale of my home in Coburn Circuit, Metford. The assistance we received during the short time our property was listed was extremely helpful. It is most reassuring to work with people who know their business thoroughly. I had confidence from day one to the excellent result achieved. Right from our first meeting, Craig Linsley appealed to me. Craig was very personable and professional, well informed about recent sales in the area, observed the most appealing features of the house and most importantly, gave me a market appraisal consistent with my own views. Overall Craig did a fabulous job selling my home and I would highly recommend him. Craig's warm engaging personality combined with his enthusiasm and sense of humour ensured the process went smoothly and with minimised stress. I feel Craig worked hard to get the best price for my house and it exceeded my expectation.

Susan Webb

G'day David With the finalization of the sale of our property, Yvonne and I would like to take the opportunity to sincerely thank you for the selling of our home in Boolaroo. Your time and attention to every little detail resulted in a very satisfying, final outcome, for which we are most grateful and appreciative. You can be assured that we will unreservedly recommend you and your company, to any of our friends and acquaintances who may be looking to sell their property. You put many hours of your time which paid off in the end. Yvonne and I thank you once again for the wonderful service you provided which resulted in a great outcome.

Yvonne & Fred Studden

G'Day Fred, With the finalization of the sale of our property, we would like to take the opportunity to thank you and your organization for the wonderful job you have all done in the selling of our home. David McCosker, who handled the sale, was very professional in every way, paying particular attention to every detail and worked very hard to ensure a satisfactory outcome. We will unreservedly recommend your company, and your staff, to any of our friends and acquaintances who may be looking to sell their property. Thank you once again for the wonderful service.

Yvonne & Fred Studden

I would also like to thank you for how you and your agency have handled our property sale. It was done professionally and we felt we were listened to when we asked for honesty to be number one priority in the process. Our expectations on sale price were exceeded and the journey from listing to settlement has been the smoothest we have experienced to date with real estate buying and selling. Thanks, Michael and Katie Brushe.

Michael & Katie Brushe

Dear Domonic, our association with your organisation has been on a totally professional basis from the initial inspection of our property through the photography and advertising, discussions on the sale and the negotiation stage have been nothing but first class. We appreciate the manner in which you carried out your tasks and assisted us to progress through the process of the sale of our property. “Professionals” is an appropriate name and description for your organisation.

Chris & Trevor

Dear Sir, On completion of the sale of my Unit at 7/3 Francis Street, Cardiff South, I am writing to thank you for representing my interests in this matter. I particularly want to stress how much we (my mother, Jen) and I appreciated having your agent, David McCosker, acting for us. From the very beginning David was most professional and attentive and I am sure, not only to us, but also to the purchaser. We feel that David became a real friend, not just our Agent, and we cannot thank him enough for his efforts on our behalf. I congratulate you on having such a personable and effective young man in your employ and whenever the opportunity arises we will heartily recommend David and The Professionals to act on their behalf.

Jeffrey Etheridge

As an ex-real estate agent, I have worked with many agents and had a lot of experience selling properties. I wanted to be taken seriously and not given the 'salesman' approach to selling the property. Charles stood out as the person to sell the property as he was both positive about the unusual features of the property and had a happy and gentle nature so he was extremely approachable. This property was zoned both residential and commercial, was on a main road to an industrial area and we had been told about the negatives with the property by all of the other agents quick to point out how hard it would be to list and sell. Charles has a conversational selling style so he brings you on board with the sale by being enthusiastic with the property and matching the right buyer to the right property. This saves a lot of wasted time and means a vendor you get results quickly. Charles was available seven days a week to answer any questions we had and this was handy as my husband is a shift worker so he's difficult to catch. We were kept informed by Fred Andriessen's market snapshot that was mailed weekly. This insight gave us updates of days on the market, phone interest, date base interest and numbers of people through the property as well as a general snapshot of the area in which we are selling, keeping us informed. This was handy as many friends and family wanted to know how the sale was going. I thank Charles for his hard work and recommend both Charles and the team at the Professionals in Cardiff as they were both experienced and professional. Thank you for obtaining a great price and making the selling experience a happy experience.

Philippa Wingett

Craig and his team have been fantastic with the sale of our property. Craig is very down to earth, easy to speak to and is honest in his actions. He has an excellent knowledge of the market. He presented us with an initial assessment of property values/sales in the area and was pretty much spot on with our advertising price. Within 4-5 weeks on the market we had 3 offers and two definite buyers competing for the property. Throughout the entire period the property was on the market Craig and his Team kept us informed as to how the property was being marketed and received. We were personally contacted after each and every inspection with outcomes and were updated weekly with a formal "Marketing Report"detailing: Days on the Market; Date Matching of Buyers; the number of Internet Inspections; Inquiries about the property; the number of inspections undertaken; the number of Advertisements in the local press, etc. The communication with Craig and his team was first class. Above all, the property sold for more than we initially anticipated. We have no hesitation in recommending Craig and the Team from Professionals, Fred Andriessen to anyone dealing with property in the Hunter or elsewhere. You will get first class professionals Service.

Graham and Karen Bailey

Craig made our journey selling our house as easy as possible. He was honest with his sale expectations and in the end we got a fantastic price for our home. Could not be happier. Thank you Craig.

Jocelyn Maxwell

From the first time my wife and myself approached the Professionals Fred Andriessen at Cardiff to sell our property, Craig was very professional in all aspects of our sale from pre going to market through to after settlement. We were constantly kept up to date on marketing, enquires and helpful advice. The result we reached at the auction day was above what we had expected due to the hard work that had been put in by Craig and the entire Team.

David Pratten

We found it to be a pleasure to deal with Craig and his team. He was very friendly and highly professional from our first contact through to the actual sale of the property. He never wavered in promoting the sale even when some adverse publicity about the suburb appeared in the local press. We felt that he gave us excellent guidance about the asking price and we were more than happy about the final outcome. Craig always kept us fully informed and was always readily available to answer any questions we had. We were very impressed with the promotional material prepared by Craig and the trouble he took with the photographs and the extra background material in preparing the handout booklet. We have no hesitation in highly recommending Craig and is team to anyone contemplating selling or buying a property.

Fred and Alison Siebert

If you are looking for an agent who is professional, has a genuine ability to sell and get you the most for your property and takes an interest in what you are after as he listens to your needs– Charles is the right agent for you. If you are purchasing a property and would like an agent who will match you to the property that suits your need and will make the buying process both simple and smooth– Charles is again the right agent for you. After being approached by many other local real estate agents, I chose Charles because he had a positive approach to both my property and my needs. All of the other agents were quick to point out the problems with my property devaluing the property and he turned every negative into a positive and also offered the listing price as $355,000 when the other agents stated a listing price of $320,000. We sold for $25,000 over what the other agents were asking to list the property for and this was unheard of. I like Charles’ non-pushy approach as he was genuine and sincere and had 4 genuine offers around the asking price within weeks of listing (3 he had obtained and one from a colleague at Fred Andriessen’s). Open houses were well organised with Charles filling in a form after each open house and indicating he number of people who came through and what they thought of the property. Other agents in his team also left information at the property indicating what their buyers thought and being kept informed made the selling process simple and real as you don’t get lost in the sale but genuinely know what the interested parties think of your property. Matching buyers to the property and having local houses on the market meant this local knowledge gave us a better chance to sell and obtain a good price. We were looking for a fast sale at a low price and Charles never pushed to lower the price. The purchasers were difficult for Charles to contact being shift workers themselves and when e has a few offers it was a race to have the contract signed and exchanged. Charles worked with all of the parties to them interested and did not push anyone away so it was a good experience and not stressful as I was kept informed at all times. I would recommend Charles and thank him for selling my property quickly and without hassle.

Anthony Wingett

Craig Andriessen and his team were very helpful when it came time to sell my rental property. They had managed it previously and did a great job with property management as well. I appreciated them giving me a realistic price to expect, good advice as to pre-sale work and timing. The sale occurred after the 2nd open house. All in all I am very happy with their service.

Kay Cope

Needing information on selling my home, I decided to approach an agent who would provide this ‘know how’. This was a big decision for me as I had lived in this home for many years, but felt I needed to down size. I then approached the Professionals at Cardiff and during the discussion they offered to have one of their Agents to visit my home. Charles Hughan arrived the next day and spent some time explaining the details of what was required to sell in a very clear and concise manner. I immediately felt that genuine trust and that Charles would work for me. When offers were received he worked for me to negotiate the best price. My house was sold for the asking price. I was very happy with Charles Hughan as my Real Estate Agent and would recommend him to sell your property, being with integrity to conduct business.

Laurel Blow

Dear Charles, Barry and I wish to thank you for helping us with our recent Property purchase. It has been a pleasure working with you. You kept us well informed on all details of the property, including the condition of the house. I can believe how lucky we were to find this house; it ticks all the boxes and we can't thank you enough for helping to get the sale finalized so quickly. I would not hesitate to recommend you to any of our friends who are looking to buy or sell a property. Once more many thanks from both of us.

June and Barry Kearns

We decided on using Craig Andriessen agent at Professionals Cardiff to sell our newly built investment property in Cardiff. Craig surpassed all expectations with what we wanted out of our sale; an agent who was always available to speak to, honest with the market value of our property, and extremely experienced not only with real estate, but with the local area. Craig successfully secured a sale during the first open house for the listing price. We couldn't have asked for a better result. We would strongly recommend using Craig to anyone wanting to sell their property with Professionals Cardiff areas.

Luis Riveros

Selling my home was a big decision, I worked hard for it. I needed an Agent who would work hard to get the best possible result for me. I got appraisals from a number of local agents, many who made me feel uncomfortable. I got the feeling that they were just telling me what I wanted to hear and they didn’t even seem to listen to me. Trust is very important. Then, I met Charles Hughan of the Professionals and it didn’t take long for me to notice his genuine manner and integrity. The team approach of his agency was refreshing which meant that sakes staff would ‘know’ my property so there was always someone to talk to a prospective buyer. Buyers need good service as well as sellers. When I got an offer, Charles was on my side. He worked for me and not the buyer. It wasn’t just about ‘doing the deal’, it was about negotiating the best price for me and I found this very impressive. Having been on the buying side myself, I know a lot of agents convince and scare the vendor into accepting an offer much lower than what expected when they signed up. I sold my home for the asking price. I am very happy that I chose Charles Hughan as my Real Estate Agent and recommend him to help sell your home.

Debra Kermond

Hi Craig, Received the gift on my door step, thank you so much, it was much appreciated. Thank you again for all your help selling the house, I could not have asked for better service. I truly appreciate all your help, advice and always being kept up to date with what was happening. The service you provided was perfect and I could not have asked for better. Thanks again, Alison.

Alison Miller

Hi Domonic, We are writing to express our gratitude and thanks to you and the rest of the staff at "Professionals" for their involvement in the management of our investment property over the past couple of years and the recent sale of that property. We found the Property Management staff to be easy to do business with and they were always friendly and conducted business in a highly professional way. The monthly statements and property inspection reports provided to us were always very detailed and of a high standard. This provided us with confidence our property was being managed and maintained to the standard we expected. Our decision to use the Professionals for the sale of our property was based on the sale strategy put forward and the detailed explanation of each of the elements of the strategy. Throughout the sale of our property we were impressed with the professionalism, friendly and positive attitude from you and the rest of the sales team. The sale progress reports you provided were very informative and assured us all efforts to sell our property were being undertaken in accordance with the sale strategy. We were more than pleased with the results of the sale as it occurred quickly and the price obtained was above our expectations. We have sold a couple of properties in the past using other Real Estate Agents, however this sale has been the least stressful and most professionally handled. We wish to thank you again and will have no hesitation in recommending the Professionals to our friend. Yours truly Maree and Lance Jones

Maree & Lance Jones

Professional by name professionalism is certainly what Craig and his team deliver. From the moment that Craig met with us we were kept informed all the way. Craig priced our home well to enter the market and far exceeded our expectations on sale price. Craig marketed our home swiftly and widely to obtain as many potential buyers as possible. Would highly recommend the Professionals again. Thank you!

Sue Polglase

I first came into contact with Dom Riley from Professionals almost two years ago and we stayed in contact for the next 18 months. I then engaged Dom to handle the sale of my property in Adamstown and was so pleased with the process and result that I also asked him to sell my home in Cardiff this year. Both properties required work from tradesmen before going to market and Dom has a lot of exceptional tradespeople to call on when needed. Everybody that Dom introduced was a pleasure to deal with. I found the marketing package that the team at Professionals use to be first rate and I was pleased that I had no up-front marketing fees to pay. Needless to say, both properties sold very quickly for great prices. I would have no hesitation in recommending Dom and the team from Professionals 6to anybody who is thinking of buying, selling or property management.

Susan Edwards

Dear Craig and Staff, Thank you very much in your help in selling my unit. Everybody at the office was a wonderful help and by you appraising it and pricing it correctly you had over 25 inspections and sold it in 11 days. Thank you for making this happen so swiftly and easily for me.

Helena Sulikowski

Dear John. Well what can I say, but thanks for coming out of Retirement and finallly selling my property at full price, after 4 years on the market and only 6 months with you and the other with other agents. I would recommend you to anyone if they want dedication, support and a final sale. Sandy.

Sandy Skinner.

Thanks John you said you would sell my home quickly and get the best price, well on all counts you did and it was so easy with you. Thanks mate, would recommend you to anyone. Neill.

Neill Scarr.