Testimonials

Darren Dowd

Att: Ray White Baulkham Hills

Rima and I would just like to take a moment to thank Ray White Baulkham Hills for the most professional and smooth transaction with our very recent purchase of Arabella Place Bella Vista.

All credit must go to Darren Dowd and his team who from the very first moment we spoke with him, treated us with such professionalism, respect and courtesy.

Rima and I could not have asked for a better experience.

I would have no hesitation recommending Ray White Baulkham Hills, especially Darren and his team, to family and friends for future sales/purchases.

We look forward to a long and happy relationship with you all.

Kind regards,

Phil & Rima Toubji

Hi Darren

First of all I would like to thank yourself and Todd so much for the way you conducted the campaign over the last few weeks. I was very very pleased with the outcome.

With regard to the auction you definitely had the polish between the two. The way you conducted it and put a bit of fun into it by giving a bottle of wine for the first bidder, that was good, and the auctioneer he was excellent and the coffee just added that extra touch.

Again the reason I chose you to act on my behalf was because after all the Christmas cards over the years just showed your determination and enthusiasm and the love you have for your work.

Once again a big thank you to both of you and all the best for lots and lots of sales in the future.

Regards,
Carolyn

Friendly, approachable, prompt, result oriented, dedicated.

14 Louise Avenue, BAULKHAM HILLS

Darren & his team proved to be market leaders in Baulkham Hills. We would like to congratulate Darren & his team for selling our home in Winston Hills. What a great result. A special mention to Zack for his tireless efforts and friendly attitude. We would definitely recommend Darren and his Team.

Vendor of 68 Junction Road, WINSTON HILLS

Darren acted in proficient and professional manner at all times.

11/17-21 Meryll Avenue, BAULKHAM HILLS

Great job all round.

17 Balmoral Road, NORTHMEAD

I would like to congratulate Darren Dowd and his team for being market leaders in Baulkham Hills and surrounding suburbs!

Anyone thinking of selling MUST call Darren Dowd for quality service.

Andrew Magro

Darren sold our previous home successfully and we were keen for him to work with us again.

Vendors of 71 Ulundri Drive, Castle Hill

Very knowledgeable, friendly and knows his trade very well.

9 Albion Place, Baulkham Hills

Couldn’t have asked for a better team to sell my apartment in Baulkham Hills.

Gave us the right advice always on the ball, chased up leads and best of all, got us a price that just blew everyone’s expectation.

Sold our place in less than 8 days. Our sales price smashed the complex record (which was already very high) by $40k.

Am I happy? Hell yeh!!

Good job Darren!

Robert and Debbie Lum

To Darren Dowd and staff,

A most sincere thank you to you and your staff for your care and expertise in guiding us through the sale of 10 Chester Avenue, Baulkham Hills last October. During this sad and emotional time your guidance, attention to detail, willingness to respond promptly to our phone calls and questions eased our way through to the successful sale of the property.

We all appreciate the way you handled this for us and will happily recommend you and Ray White services to others, and would be very happy to use you and your team again if the situation occurs.

Again thank you very much.

Ken and Irene Harpley
Barbara and Cliff Storm

Darren and Todd offered personal and considerate service through all aspects of the process. They both delivered on everything they promised and made the sale process easy and stress free.

12 Amphitheatre Circuit, BAULKHAM HILLS

Very proficient service, with attention to detail and regular contact with us regarding all open house progress and other sales in the same locality.

10 Chester Avenue, BAULKHAM HILLS

Dear Darren,

Sale of 33 Ventura Rd Northmead 2152

Just a note to express our appreciation to you & your team at Ray White, Baulkham Hills for selling our property. We know that there are a lot of people in your team that we have not met but we do appreciate their professionalism.

The person we did have the most contact with was Todd Giltinan. Todd is a credit to your organisation, always helpful & cheerful we can’t thank him & yourself enough for making this a less stressful experience. The end result far exceeded our expectations due to your professionalism & hard work.

We would have no hesitation in recommending you & your organisation to any potential seller.

Thank you again.

Regards

Carole & Barrie Hopkins

Hi Darren, I hope you’re doing well.

Thanks for assisting us in the purchase of 121 Caroline Chisholm Drive, Winston Hills.

I found you to be a personable and knowledgeable agent and was very happy with the assistance you provided me on auction day. I believe you created a win-win outcome for both vendor and purchaser. I would certainly recommend you to others based on our conversations and the good reputation that you have in the Hills area.

I would also like to mention Zach and Todd, who were professional and friendly at all times. It was a nice touch that they both remembered myself and my husband over the time that we were looking for a property and stayed in contact with me. We saw Todd a number of times and he always provided us with helpful information.

Kind Regards,

Claire Taccone

On our first meeting with Darren he gave us the impression that he was on the ball and he proved us right.

Darren has an enormous amount of energy. He puts all this energy into his great selling power. I call it his “Get Up and Go Oomph”

Ray White handled our Auction and the lead up marketing campaign with extreme professionalism. They were a bit shocked when we handed over the keys and said it’s all yours we are going away for 3 weeks.

We had no issue with doing this as we had every trust & faith in them to look after our property.

We would definitely recommend Darren and his team and certainly use him again if the need arises.

I want to say a big thank you to Darren & the Ray White team for all your help.

Regards,

Louise & Ian

Darren is hard working and his representations are of the kind that I would prefer if I was to be selling my home. His actual performance didn’t deviate from his represented performance.

38 Munro Street, BAULKHAM HILLS
Professional and courteous, friendly attitude.

10 Page Court, CARLINGFORD

Professional who got the right results.

22/32-38 Dobson Crescent, BAULKHAM HILLS
Darren Dowd was very keen sales person and he was very professional.

268 Seven Hills Road, BAULKHAM HILLS
We found Darren to be helpful, always easy to contact and very professional.

15 Boonal Street, BAULKHAM HILLS

Darren, my experience in purchasing the property with Ray White Baulkham Hills was great, and I don’t know how to express my appreciation for Darren Dowd and his team (especially Todd Giltinan).

The best thing was that I could bring up my requests and the team negotiated with the vendor and kept me updated. I would like to recommend you to my friends if there are any opportunities.

Overall I think your services are excellent and I am very happy with all this.

Kind regards,

Juliet

Hello Darren

A note of thanks from my family.

When we were considering which Real Estate Agent to appoint to sell our home, we sent you an email that provided a target price.

In our subsequent interview you assured us that our expectations were achievable and demonstrated the confidence we were seeking to be satisfied you would try your hardest.

We were very pleased when you achieved our desired outcome and we appreciate that this was accomplished as a direct result of your sustained efforts.

Your positive outlook throughout the sale process was extremely appreciated and we look forward to working with you in the future (as a buyer).

Kind regards

James & Jillian Finucane

Dear Madam,

We had been searching for a property for just over 3 months when we came across one of Darren’s properties in Baulkham Hills. Throughout our search for a new home we came across many agents – all confidently arrogant and somewhat intimidating to a buyer in this competitive market.

Darren proved to be the complete opposite. Darren was completely transparent and honest. He has an understanding of the emotions involved in buying and selling and clearly has a genuine interest in looking after not only his client but also any potential buyer.

Darren and his team at Ray White Baulkham Hills were always responsive to any questions I had. They are a team of professionals with a complete understanding of the Hills area. Clearly a team set on values.

I highly recommend Darren Dowd and his team. Without any hesitation Darren will be our preferred agent should we want to sell.

Kindest regards,

Luciana and Joe Panzarino

Hi Mate, just wanted to thank you for all your efforts in the past 5 weeks to get the property up on the market, display to potential customers and at the end sell it at the Auction.

Even though it’s not the figure we both hoped for, it’s now done and dusted and it was a pleasure working with you.

Thanks heaps,
Nadhiesh

To Darren and the team at Ray White Baulkham Hills,

Many thanks for you effort in selling our property.

Kind regards,
Trish Lohan

Darren, from the time you sold the property to us a few years ago, your attention to us, and to detail, has been well above the average. I know what average is, having been a practising solicitor for 50 years. You were never far from our thoughts with our receipt of your cards at various dates relevant to us and this certainly kept you in our minds. In my experience, this treatment of us by you is unique.

When it came time to sell, we did not seek appraisals, or comment, from other agents. You gave us a quick, no nonsense idea of the value of the property and very quickly achieved a price for us at the very top of the likely range. The time span was amazingly short and the buyer was completely free of any nonsense and proceeded just as you said she would.

Your staff was courteous and helpful at all time. On the couple of occasions I went to your office, Kirsty knew me immediately and I certainly felt like a valued client, rather than someone imposing on her time, which is the usual feeling I have had when attending agents’ offices in the past.

Please be assured that I have had more than ample opportunity to compare the service afforded their clients by many real estate agents over the years, many of them being friends of mine. None have compared with your service and I will have no hesitation recommending others to you. Were I to be seeking property in the area again, I would come straight to you. I hope to now have many years of satisfying living on the South Coast of New South Wales.

With kind regards,
Adrian Walmsley

Darren and Stephanie, we would like to thank you both for your professional assistance and support in selling our home of 41 years in Baulkham Hills.

As our first experience dealing with the Real Estate market, you both helped us deal with a stressful time in a very professional and friendly way, always available to discuss any problems or concerns we had during the process and your advice was most helpful.

We were both very happy with the resulting sale and would not hesitate to recommend you and your Ray White team to our friends.

Again thank you for all your help.

David and Judy Stone.

Darren, I was pleased to see you after years. We met nearly 10 years ago but I noticed you always remember your customers.

You were very friendly and professional as usual. I want to thank you for your assistance in all my queries regarding the property that was listed with Ray White Baulkham Hills.

I was pleased to deal with Ray White Baulkham Hills and happy with my purchase thru you as you made all the process run smoothly and easy by suppling all the document that I needed and answering all my questions.

My friend is looking for a house in the Hills area and without hesitation I recommended you to her as I’m sure you will do your best to help her find her future home.

If any opportunity arises in the future, I would be happy to use your services.

In this season, I would like to wish you and all the employees at Ray White Baulkham Hills a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Regards,
Marie El-Khoury

To the Ray White Team,

We chose Darren from a number of other real estate agents in the Baulkham Hills area as we knew he would be able to get us the best possible sale price for our property.

His team was able to get our house onto the market and sold in a short time frame, with no problems what so ever.

What made Darren unique from the other agents was his ability to present himself with a confident attitude to sell our property and he was not going to be satisfied unless it was sold at the best possible price.

We would strongly recommend his services and we will use his team in the future.

Regards,
Alex Hayman

Darren, Stephanie, and their team were very professional and focused throughout the auction campaign, giving the opportunity to us as buyers to visit the property for scheduled inspections on both Thursdays & Saturdays which is extremely helpful when making one of the largest life purchases.

They were always very professional and warm, they always recognised us when returning to the property for a second inspection and would make the effort to ask about our family which is always nice. And we were also able to easily negotiate settlement terms up front prior to the auction.

Both Darren and Stephanie were always contactable with any questions and were very knowledgeable in terms of the area, the schools, and the value of the streets in Baulkham Hills which helped us to make the right decision, and buy the right home in the right location.

We would absolutely recommend Darren Dowd and his team to any seller or buyer in the Hills area. With Darren, you feel like you know what you are getting. He lets the property shine, gives the buyer the room to do their own thinking, but is always available for questions.

I will be recommending Darren Dowd to all of my friends and family. If we were ever to sell our home, we would absolutely be in contact with Darren – his focus on the property ensures both the buyer and seller are taken care of.

With thanks,
Sara Assaf

– What would you say is unique about Darren Dowd?
Very positive, never give up, handling difficult situation with diligent and professional manner, result driven and great communication skills.

– How did you find your experience with Ray White Hills Group?
Easy to approach, great communication and strong customer service

– In what ways did we make it easy for you to do business with us?
Think and plan ahead on behalf of customer, attend problems in strategic process and consider customer’s point of view.

– Would you recommend me to others?
Yes. Absolutely!

– Should the opportunity arise, would you use my services again?
Yes. Thank you for your dedicated service and loyalty.

Laura Youn

Darren’s professional approach and confident manor shows the drive needed to produce a positive conclusion to any sale.

His negotiation skills are outstanding which aids in achieving a great result.

The Ray White Group is a committed organisation with Darren and Stephanie available to answer any queries and questions I put to them alleviating any worries I may have had.

Their volume of sales in ‘The Hills’ speak for themselves. The house sold after the 1st open.

Thank you to Darren Dowd and his team for a stress-free sale and great organisational skills in selling the house.

A rewarding experience and terrific result!

Gladys Mizzi

It would be a pleasure to provide a testimonial in relation to our experience with Darren and Ray White Hills Group. I am a property investor/renovator and have worked with a number of real estate agents in buying and selling properties. I would have to say that Darren would have had to be one of the most professional and honest agents we have dealt with.

I would have to say that Darren’s honesty makes him very unique in the industry. I would definitely recommend Darren to colleagues, family and clients looking at purchasing and selling property in the area.

Thanks

Rabih Berjawi

We wish to thank you Darren for the outstanding result you obtained for the recent sale of our home in Baulkham Hills.

Although apprehensive at first about selling our house through the auction process, you put our minds at ease with your knowledge of our local area, experience obtained through your many recent sales of houses similar to ours, and the outstanding marketing strategy you proposed.

Your friendly advice during the open home inspections period and the honest feedback in your comprehensive reports regarding potential buyers was excellent.  Our concerns and questions were always promptly attended to and your assurances of always being available were very much appreciated.

On the day of the auction, your passion, enthusiasm, co-ordination of the Ray White team was something to behold, you really were “in the zone”.

We highly recommend Darren Dowd and the Ray White Baulkham Hills team.

Glen & Kerry Malligan

Darren, you are definitely one of the best sales people whom I would like to introduce to others.

As a skilled seller, you understand buyers. This helps you to advance your clients, and make great deals.

As I told you before, I would like to use your service in the future as I know I will be benefited.

Regards,

Maggie

Darren Dowd sold my property in Baulkham Hills for an exceptional price in which other real estate agents didn’t think was achievable. Through his immense marketing of the property, it sold in the first week and the successfully high volume of interested buyers at the open home was a reflection of his hard work.

Darren displayed the highest level of professionalism from the moment I made first contact with him, throughout and after the sales process. He was more than willing to take the time to speak with me to answer any questions that I had. He took the time to ensure that I was happy and always included me in all aspects of decision-making and informed me of the progress every step of the way.

Darren’s knowledge of the market, large database of clients, combined with his confidence and skill made him a pleasure to work with.

I would not hesitate to recommend Darren Dowd and his team at Ray White Baulkham Hills to anyone in the future wishing to sell or purchase a property.

Kind regards,

Lisa Vitetta

Darren, just wanted to say thank you for achieving way above what I was expecting on the sale of my home in Baulkham Hills.

Not only did I purchase the home from you, but you also managed to sell it for me close to 2 years later. A mark of a great agent.

I wish you and all the team at Ray White Baulkham Hills all the best into the future.

Blessings to you,

Max Carlucci

Darren, I write this letter to you as the proud owner of a signed sales contract!

I have lived in the Hills for 10 years, and actually bought my house through Ray White Baulkham Hills. Throughout those 10 years, I have kept in regular contact with your office to maintain a clear understanding of the local market. The service has always been exceptional. And, there was never a question as to which agent I would ask to sell my property.

As anticipated, selling my property through you at Ray White Baulkham Hills was exactly the right decision. Your valuation was precisely correct, your dedication to presentation and marketing outstanding, and after 2 weeks I had an offer that met my expectations.

Darren, you always go the extra mile. You are tenacious, respectful, and totally dedicated. Your commitment to and enjoyment of what you do is clear. Thank you for taking ALL of the stress out of selling my family home.

For anyone selecting an agent in the Hills area, you would always be my number one recommendation. I only wish I had more houses to sell through you!

With eternal gratitude,

Kellie

Darren, we just wanted to say thank you very much for selling our property at 17 Apollo Avenue, Baulkham Hills. You and your team did a wonderful job with the advertising of our house. You also were right on the ball with the price that we could get for our house which was well above what we thought we might have got.

You were also great whenever I rang you about any queries that I had and responding back to me as soon as you could no matter how busy you were.

I would most definitely recommend your real estate to any friends or family and we would even use you again ourselves. I could not have picked a better real estate to sell our home.

It was a real pleasure to deal with you Darren and your team.

Thanks once again.
Regards,
The Donaldson Family

I would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to Darren and his team for providing such a warm, caring and professional service during the sale of my home.

Darren demonstrated great care during the sale process and went above and beyond the call of duty as an agent. Darren provided good professional advice and his follow up and continual communication throughout the sale process was excellent.

Darren is a patient, trustworthy, passionate and a dedicated real estate agent. I would highly recommend Darren’s and Ray White’s services to anyone.

Kind regards,

Chris

Darren, we are writing to thank you sincerely for the professional and personal service that we received when we recently bought our home through your agency.

We had anticipated the purchase of our house to be potentially difficult and stressful. However, thanks to you, the purchase was not only quick but also we were given the right advice and direction that made the whole process a breeze.

Your significant experience and knowledge of the local market was invaluable, as was your recommendation to engage the services of different types of inspections gave us great insight. We found your ethics in the industry to be above expectation.

We wish you every happiness and success in your future endeavours and look forward to recommending your services to our family and friends.

Yours faithfully,

Nikki Iyidilli

Darren, my husband and I are very impressed with you. You get things done efficiently. Although we are not good at speaking English, you are very patient with us. And you also have wonderful communicating skills. We can totally understand you. And you also give us very honest advice, we are very appreciated of your help.

We have great experience in doing business with Ray White Hills Group. We get professional help from your Group. We are definitely going to recommend Darren to my friends. If the opportunity were to arise to sell or buy a property, of course I will call you again.

Kind regards,

Chloe & Alex

We, the Herzog family would like to express our gratitude for the service provided by Darren Dowd and his team from Ray White Real Estate for the successful sale of our house at 35 Meryll Ave, Baulkham Hills.

Darren demonstrated nothing less than a professional attitude from start to finish keeping us informed and updated of all the enquiries, comments, reports and always having the time to see me when I dropped in their office unexpectedly.

There were many people influencing us with negative comments or opinions, however Darren and his staff expressed a positive and genuine approach giving us reassurance in what should have been a very stressful time. Furthermore, the preparation work involved in the sale procedure and marketing of our house by Ray White staff proved money well spent exceeding our expectations from the final result.

We would strongly recommend Darren and his team to people in the Hills District considering selling or buying a property and we will require his service again when we move from Sydney into southern country/coastal area down in the future.

With kind regards

Karl Herzog

Darren, just a few lines to express our gratitude to you in the sale of our home in Carlingford.

Your cheerful and enthusiastic attitude made it so much easier for us to cope in deciding to sell.

From the initial appraisal to the auction day four weeks later your professional guidance and advice where most reassuring, thus achieving a very good result.

We would certainly use your office again if the occasion arose, and would not hesitate to recommend your office and especially you to others.

Again thank you and your team on a job well done.

Our kindest regards,

Frank & Christine

Darren, thanks for helping us buy this property. I really appreciate your efforts in making it a smooth & painless exercise for us.

Warm regards,

Jai

I would like to write a few words regarding Darren Dowd’s service in the sale of my property in Castle Hill.

Firstly, Darren was recommended to me by a friend who had a similar experience in the sale of his property through Darren at Ray White Hills Group.  When we first met and he outlined his plan for my sale, his efficient yet friendly approach assured me that this real estate agent was the one for me.

Darren had his own style of campaign for the sale which he outlined to me clearly and he was most helpful in recommending other services such as a conveyancer which I found excellent.

I never had any doubt in giving Darren sole agency for the sale, as it was obvious he was most experienced in his field and I did not want other agents being involved.

My house went on the market on the first Open House day, with a very large number of groups coming through.  The house was well advertised through all media.  To my delight, it virtually sold on open house day, with three of the people attending, making offers and I received more than I had even dreamed of.

I can absolutely recommend Darren as a most professional, highly motivated person who will work to achieve the maximum results for you.

Congratulations on your successes, Darren and best wishes from

Pauline de Jong

Darren,  thanks so much for all your great work in selling this property.

Although we didn’t reach the reserve price, we are pleased with the results.

Have a great Easter weekend.

Thanks and regards,

Jenny NGO

Darren, just want to say thank you so much for all the services you’ve provided, and thank you for being so patient to meet all the requests we made (some of these were out of your scope).

I will definitely be using your services again should the opportunities arise.

Cheers,
Cecilia

Recently I sold a property through Darren Dowd of Ray White Hills Group. This is my second dealing with Darren, after originally purchasing the property through Ray White in 2008.

I can comfortably say Darren makes the process of either buying, or selling a property, a very easy one. He shows genuine care and respect for his clients, working very hard to get the best outcome for his client. Darren takes into account all factors, and was open, honest and respectful in all discussions.

The support team at Ray White Hills Group do a fantastic job. The contract process was very well managed and easy to complete. All property progress reports were comprehensive and regularly issued.

I recommend Darren Dowd and the Ray White Hills Group whether you are buying or selling. I would have no hesitation in using their services in the future.

Yours sincerely,
Stephen Kidd

Darren, Lauren and I would like to thank you and the staff at Ray White for making the purchase of our home as smooth as possible.

You and your staff kept us informed at every stage of the process and assisted us with any queries we had.

We wish you all the best for the future.

Kind Regards,

Phil and Lauren Black

Darren, Andrew and I would like to thank you for your dedication and efforts with selling our loved home. Your professionalism and drive was fantastic and we would definitely recommend you and your team to other sellers. Apart from that, you are an excellent surname!

Kind regards

Justine and Andrew Dowd

Darren, to answer your questions, yes of course I would do business with you through Ray White or any other institution you worked for. I found Ray White Hills Group to be a professional group that know their job well. As you would remember, I have had experience with Ray White of Fairfield, so dealing with Ray White was just that much easier.

Certainly one must never forget the hair raising moments we had just prior to the second stage deposit that arrived in the nick of time. This was stress personified for all involved, but we did it. Darren, you always remained professional even though you were bursting at the seams with stress. So were we.

Thank you for your help and your teams help, and let’s just hope it is smooth sailing from now on. I doubt that in Zoran’s and my lifetime we would ever want to go through this type of hell again, but we would never hesitate to seek your help or the help of Ray White in the future.

Yours Sincerely,

Annie Pesic

Darren, thank you very much for all your help with regards to this property.

Although it wasn’t as smooth as I like it to be, it would be a harder process without your assistance, you have made it as seamless as possible.

We were very grateful you were able to help communicate our situation to the vendor and convince them to allow extra time.

This made the whole process possible and we sure will enjoy our new home.

We will sure seek your assistance and guidance with our future home whether it be another home or other service/advice.

Thank you very much

Edward & Maggie

Darren, I write to express my heartfelt appreciation for all your efforts in the sale of my home.

My choice of agent was ultimately based upon two criteria: who did I trust, and who did I believe would achieve the best possible sale price.

For me you were the obvious choice and the fantastic price achieved and the quality and reliability of the service, which you provided, have shown that it was the right choice.

Thank you for all of your efforts and those of your team. The advise you provided me, the quality of the marketing, and the level of communication and support were all of the highest order.

Having had you as my agent I can easily understand why you have received such professional accolades from your peers.

I unreservedly recommend you to any property owner in the Hills District looking to sell their property.

Many thanks,

Danielle Provera

Darren, just a quick note to thank you for securing the sale of my home.

You’re professionalism and determination during this time was outstanding with you always being available to answers questions that may arise. I greatly appreciated the advice and support you offered during what was a difficult time to sell a home.

Should the opportunity arise I would have no hesitation in recommending or using you and the Ray White Team at Baulkham Hills to sell future properties .

Thank you for a great job.

Kind regards

Simon Roberts

Carolyn, I wanted to write to you to thank you for the outstanding service I received when handling the sale of my parent’s property at 9 Berrigan Street, Winston Hills.

I originally contacted Ray White as I wanted a well known brand with a great profile to handle the sale. I was put in touch with Darren Dowd as the agent that would be assisting me.

The choice to go with Darren and Ray White was an easy one. Darren made me feel at ease from the very beginning. On Darren’s advice I decided auction was the way to go.

Throughout the entire process Darren kept me informed of progress, he made me feel completely at ease. In fact when I expressed to him that it was a stressful time with much to be done Darren advised me to ‘relax and let me look after it for you, that’s what I’m here for’, and he did an outstanding job!

On auction day we had a great crowd and many registrations. I had hoped to sell the property and cover my parents’ costs of relocating to a nursing home. That happened and then some. The final sale price was well above our expectations and I put this down to the marketing campaign, Darren’s professionalism and sound advice.

I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Darren and the whole team at Ray White to any property owner thinking of selling their property now or in the future. I cannot express how much his advice and the whole team’s professional approach to the sale assisted me in getting such a great result for my parents.

Kind regards,

John Nelson

A little over twelve months ago our family expanded from five to six and we began looking for a bigger house for our growing brood.

We decided to interview prospective agents to sell our existing home so we could be ready to put it on the market as soon as we had purchased.

We interviewed several agents in the Hills area and were impressed with your extensive local knowledge, punctuality, professionalism and enthusiasm.

When it finally came time to sell we had no hesitation in calling you and know it was the best decision we could have made.

You made us feel at ease during our four week marketing campaign and kept us well informed at every stage.

We know your in depth knowledge of the local market and buyer activity resulted in our successful auction.

Unfortunately we may not need to call on you for some time now as we plan to enjoy our new home for many, many years but we would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone wishing to sell their home in the Hills area.

Thank you once again,

Justin and Michelle Ward

Darren, we would like to express our sincere gratitude for such a positive experience during our recent property purchase through the Ray White Hills Group. This is largely due to your professionalism, your in-depth knowledge and your no nonsense approach to your work.

We can say without hesitation that we will use your services again should the opportunity arise and definitely will recommend you to our friends and colleagues.

Once again thank you very much and all the very best.

Annie and Henry Ho

Darren, Firstly I would like to say thank you to you & your team for the professionalism and great work! Also, a special mention to Dave Carroll who helped us tremendously.

Dealing with Ray White Hills Group was easy, the team was very helpful & with open arms would put you first and were always willing to help us out in many ways.

Darren Dowd was friendly, smiling and an easy going guy, which always made you feel comfortable. I plan to live in the Hills Area for many years to come, and I would always ensure great service from Ray White Hills Group.

I am very happy how things have gone and am pleased with the outcome.

Thanks Darren, Victoria and I are very happy with the decision.

Regards,

Leigh Younie

When we first approached Ray White Hills Group re: advice about preparing for the sale of a deceased estate in Merindah Rd Baulkham Hills we did not know what to expect but when we were first introduced to Darren our minds were soon set at ease with his confident approach to all our needs and concerns.

After our initial contact with Ray White there was a lull in proceedings with the Public Trustee not finalising on the promised dates on a number of occasions and we thought that Darren would get fed up with us but he always rang us when he said he would and was very understanding of our situation and was always very generous with his time and advice but never pushy, he listened to what we wanted and worked out the best possible way to implement our wishes for which we thank him very much.

Darren was always available to talk to us and keep us informed on how things were progressing and once the property was ready to put on the market we were very impressed with the advertising and the very informative feedback at all stages of the campaign particularly with the verbal and written reports after each open house day.

My wife and I would have no problems whatsoever recommending Darren and his whole team to anyone in need of a Real Estate Agent and most certainly would use his services again if ever we were in that position again. Thank you again to Ray White at Baulkham Hills, Darren Dowd and his team.

Regards Cheryll & Bill Sharpe

Carolyn, I wanted to write to you to express my gratitude for the service that was provided to me and my family when we purchased the property at 22 Purri Avenue, Baulkham Hills.

The agent we dealt with was Darren Dowd. We found Darren to be very kind. He did a fantastic job assisting us in purchasing our first home in Australia.

We found Darren to be very flexible and reliable. He went to great lengths to ensure we were happy.

My experience with the whole Ray White team was second to none. I do not believe I would have found such a perfect property for my family without seeking their assistance.

Neither I nor my family would have any hesitation in recommending Darren Dowd and the whole team at Ray White for any real estate matters they may have. I will certainly use them again in the future should the need arise.

Yours sincerely,

Rajani Pinpurath

We recently sold our property at 22 Purri Avenue, Baulkham Hills through Darren Dowd of your office.

Our experience in dealing with Darren Dowd and your company was very pleasant. We originally contacted Darren as he had a property for sale we were interested in purchasing. So we can speak both as a vendor and a purchaser.

As the agent representing the sale of our house and the agent assisting us with our purchase, we found Darren to be professional, well presented, patient, understanding and honest.

Darren’s profile in the local area is second to none and after dealing with him we can understand why.

We would have no hesitation in recommending Darren to any potential sellers or buyers considering using his services.

Yours faithfully,

Terrence Fernando & Mangalika Amarasooriya

Darren, on behalf of our family, we would like to thank you for your endless energy and the way you communicated with and worked the crowd for the result you achieved in the sale of our late mother’s property at Glanmire Road, Baulkham Hills.

We would also like to thank you and all of your team at Ray White Baulkham Hills, for the excellent service and communication feedback we received after each open house inspection time.

We would have no hesitation in recommending you, because of your knowledge of the local market, to anyone wishing to sell their property.

Kenneth Lloyd and Cheryl Hislop

We recently sold our property at 33 Dremeday Street, Northmead through your agency and more specifically Darren Dowd.

We met Darren via a referral from a friend. We were impressed with Darren’s professionalism and dedication.

The property was on the market for around four months. However, during this time we had a huge number of inspections at the property and numerous offers. Throughout this time Darren worked very hard to secure a sale at the price we wanted.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Darren and the team at Ray White to anyone considering selling their property.

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Blair

Darren, this is just a few lines to thank you, and the Ray White Baulkham Hills team, for your outstanding efforts in the successful sale of my late father’s property in 25 Kentwell Street, Baulkham Hills.

The recommended strategy to take the property to market via a co-ordinated campaign culminating with the auction on site on Saturday, 25th August, 2012, was very successful in delivering a sale price which exceeded expectations.

From the outset your understanding of the market, the property and how best to generate maximum interest in the property added enormous value to the whole process.

Also, I can’t stress enough the importance of having an effective, well planned marketing campaign to underpin any property sale and your guidance and experience in this regard was very much appreciated.

Would I recommend Darren Dowd to others seeking the services of a skilled property professional? – without hesitation.

Darren, thank you for your understanding, energy and diligence in what was a very successful auction campaign.

Yours sincerely,

Steven Calverley

Recently we sold our property at 9 Leatherwood Court, Baulkham Hills through your office.

The agent looking after the sale of our property was Darren Dowd. We originally contacted Darren because he had a great profile in the area. It made sense to us that we get the agent that did the most business in to sell our property.

Darren was very professional throughout the whole campaign. The property was sold after three open homes which was faster than we had expected and a very pleasant surprise.

During the time the property was on the market for sale Darren kept us informed of progress as it occurred including contacting us via phone and in writing.

We would have no hesitation in recommending Darren and Ray White’s services to anyone considering selling their home.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Zhang & Mrs Guo

Darren, thank you so much for all your assistance in the sale of my property at 62 Peel Road, Baulkham Hills. The sale exceeded my expectations and I am confident this was because of your expertise in attracting the maximum number of prospective buyers to the front door, as well as being the best ‘front’ man a vendor could hope for.

More importantly, your understanding of my needs during a stressful time in my life was greatly appreciated, particularly the time you always took to give regular updates and assurances through this nerve-racking procedure.

I would also like to comment the staff at Ray White for the great service provided in ensuring I had excellent tenants in the period prior to selling, and for the regular checks on the property and arranging for anything which needed to be attended to. Ray White certainly has a great team of tradespeople to call on.

I recommend you personally and the Ray White Hills Group to anyone wishing to sell their property. You all have my vote as being No. 1!

Best regards,

Cherelyn Sellar

Carolyn, as you know we have recently sold our property at 37 Yetholme Avenue, Baulkham Hills through your office.

We felt it was timely, therefore, to write to you to let you know about our experiences throughout the sale process.

We have lived in the area for a long time. Over the years we have gotten to know both yourself and Peter Upton. It therefore made sense to us that we would contact you when the time came for us to sell our home.

Darren Dowd of your office attended our home to speak with us regarding the sale process. He took us through our options in relation to the sale and advised us of his opinion as to the best method.

After meeting with Darren we opted to sell our home by public auction. We didn’t want a long drawn out process so the idea of a set period of time by the end of which we would know the market price for our home was quite appealing.

We also agreed to pay for additional marketing for our property. This was a good decision. The exposure this created for our property ensured that no rock was left unturned. Our property was far more noticeable and attractive in the advertisements than those properties that had small ads and did not invest in professional photography.

Throughout the weeks leading up to the auction Darren met and spoke with us often. He gave us written feedback on a weekly basis and ensured that we were comfortable with the steps involved the whole time.

Auction day saw a good crowd of people and numerous bidders. The property sold under the hammer on the day.

We would be pleased for you to use this reference to show to any potential clients considering selling their home through Ray White.

Kind regards,

Bob and Miriam Thomas

Just wanted to drop you a note in relation to the sale of our property at 27 Jasper Road, Baulkham Hills.

After meeting Darren there was no question that he was the agent we wanted to assist us in the sale of our home.

We elected to put our property to auction. Throughout the process Darren was available to speak with us and keep us informed. His feedback throughout the process was fantastic and much more than we expected.

When auction day rolled around we were very nervous. The auction itself was hard work. Bidding was slow and the buyers appeared to be bidding their time. However, in the end, Darren managed to negotiate the buyers to a level that we were prepared to sell at.

We would have no hesitation in recommending Darren to any potential clients.

Kind regards,

Alan & Susanne Cox

To a future vendor, we write to advise that we were very satisfied with the level of service and expertise provided by Darren Dowd of the Ray White Group.

Our house was on the market with another agent and we received very few inspections and no offers or interested parties.

Once switching to Darren we noticed an immediate change in inspections and interest in the property. It was a difficult house to sell in a difficult market and he went above and beyond to get a deal done!

I would highly recommend him.

Natalie and Geoff Myatt

I wanted to write this letter to express my thanks to Darren Dowd and the team for the fantastic job they did when selling my home at 40 Rockley Avenue, Baulkham Hills.

Selling a home is always, I am sure, an emotional experience for anyone particularly when they have lived in that home for over 30 years and raised their children in that home.

The decision to sell was a difficult one for me as I love where I live. However, after my retirement I made the decision to have a sea change. On the recommendation of a neighbour I called in Ray White Hills Group, specifically Darren Dowd.

Darren was well presented, professional and polite. He consistently gave me feedback and guided me through the selling process. On Darren’s advice I decided to put the property to auction.

During the auction campaign over 100 people inspected my home. On auction day we had a large crowd that gathered on the front lawn. There was competitive bidding as well. Bidding started at $480,000, by the time the auctioneer brought the hammer down the price had reached $667,000, over $70,000 above reserve.

Selling by auction certainly had some stressful aspects however I do believe it was the right choice for me and I sincerely thank Darren and the team for the effort they put into the sale.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Darren to anyone considering selling their home.

Kind regards,

Helen Gerzanics

What would you say is unique about Darren Dowd?
Out of all of the real estate agents we had dealt with in our search, Darren was unique because he was prompt in responses and gave solid advice. He took the house on his own shoulder and was a great help to us, we felt like we had known Darren for years straight away.

How did you find your experience with Ray White Hills Group?
Excellent, all of the staff present on Auction day were pleasant and knowledgeable.

In what ways did we make it easy for you to do business with us?
I have never seen such a quick response to my initial contact request. All of my questions were quickly answered with confidence and it was clear that Ray White had the knowledge and experience to be trusted.

Would you recommend me to others?
Absolutely, that is a no brainer

Should the opportunity arise, would you use my services again?
Again, absolutely, hopefully I will be in the position to do so in the next 5 years

Thanks again Darren, you really made a difference for us.

Dear Darren

What I found unique about Darren Dowd is:
• respect for clients
• punctuality
• positive attitude and his full involvement while dealing with clients, all questions answered, all details re: property known by Darren.
• personal image and manners gave me confidence that I am dealing with someone who knows what he is doing and I can trust this person.
• professionalizm – the way property was prepared for inspection: information re: property, business cards, flowers, lit up candles etc. – everything prepared before hand,
This is actually my very first experience with Ray White Hills Group and so far I should say that the most positive one and I hope that I won’t be forced to change my opinion

It is always easy to do business with people, who are available when you contact them, those who are always returning your calls / e-mails, who have always time and patience to answer your questions, who are keeping promises, who make clear statements and give you relevant information in way you understant everything you have to know. My impression is that Darren is a person who has all these strenghts and skills, so I would highly recommend him to others.

Thank you Darren

Yours sincerely

Ewa Wizbicki

We wanted to thank Darren Dowd of Ray White Baulkham Hills.

He is by far the best realtor we have worked with. He was patient, low-pressure and went above and beyond on innumerable occasions; including signing our contract of sale at 10:30pm on his day off.

He made us feel like we were his top priority and always got back to us very quickly. The marketing, including photography and signboard were second to none, helped us sell our home in 6 days at the full listed price, which we were astounded with!

Darren and his team were 100% the whole time, looking out for our interests, and ensuring a smooth negotiation.

Thank you for selling our home without any stress or fuss.

Philippa & Benjamin Neve

Darren Dowd – well groomed, intelligent, highly organised, always available professional and a total terrier Agent. We wanted someone who would market the house well, draw in every potential buyer and promptly close the deal with the best possible price. Out of all agents we interviewed Darren was a stand out.

The sale of our house was a success, but not without challenges. Darren rose to these – not giving up, panicking, nor putting us in the too hard basket, he got the deal done.

The first open house drew in such a crowd of people that Darren couldn’t even count the exact number. Day 1 we had 3 offers on the table. Day 4 the real estate market had changed overnight – with an interest rate hike, people were suddenly timid in their offers. Day 5 Darren sweet talked the strongest purchaser into signing up into a deal.

7 days later the buyer, after getting Darren to jump hoops, pulled out. Darren rebooted the marketing, pulled through another crowd and signed a new buyer on the front lawn in 5 minutes for the same price and with rock certain closure.

Katrina and Andrew Susa

Peter, after watching the diligence, passion and professionalism which Darren Dowd exhibited during the re-auction process of selling our home I wanted to write and put my views in writing so that they can be shown to him and his colleagues.

My wife Alison found the sale process quite traumatic and this was exacerbated by selling through the auction process.  Darren kept us informed on a weekly basis of the progress and his reviews were brutally honest, showing the many negatives and the positives in a realistic manner.  This realism helped allay Alison’s concerns.  As he promised, Darren “rounded up” three strong bidders for the auction.  This resulted in a competitive auction on the day which resulted in the house selling for very close to the price he indicated at the outset.

He and his colleague Scott put a great deal of effort in liaising with those potential bidders he felt would make the auction a success.

In the end, we got what we hoped for and what Darren indicated would be a reasonable expectation.

I want to thank Darren, Scott and you for the high level of professionalism which your group displayed and wish you every success for the future.

Yours faithfully,

Donald Rose

Darren, thank you so much for all your help & support with selling our house!

It was an absolute pleasure dealing with you and look forward to seeing more of you in the future.

We couldn’t have asked for a better result or a better bloke!

Cheers,

Rick & Michelle Shirripa

We would like to thank you for all the patience, help and information that you have given us over the last few weeks/months.

We always thought we would end up purchasing a place from you but it looks like our timings weren’t right as other agents seemed to have a house that in the end, we couldn’t walk away from.

We will still be in the area (Crestwood) so will be in contact should Davina ever wish to sell for a bigger place for her millions of horses. So expect us to stay in touch.

Even though we didn’t buy a place from you in the end, I feel that the offer of a fish still stands due to the energy, diligence and activity that you showed us both.

Thanks again for all your help.

Damian Nicetin

We had never bought at Auction before and the whole process leading up to Auction day was quite daunting and nerve-wracking.

Darren kept us informed throughout this process, especially in the week leading up to the BIG day. Darren was both professional and very personable during this time.

We felt comfortable with his approach and he treated us as potential buyers from our very first inspection of the house. Darren was friendly and honest with us about our chances of success on Auction day.

We were very happy with Darren’s highly professional service. We would recommend Darren to others. Thank you Darren!

Chris and Priscilla Leonardi

I am writing this letter to express my total satisfaction with Darren Dowd. I am an elderly lady living on my own and this is the first time in forty years that I have sold a house. Darren assured me I did not have to worry about a thing and there would be no need for me to stress.

Without delay Darren organized the advertising of my house. It went on the internet on Friday night and 9 groups of buyers came through the open home the very next day.

On the following Monday Darren phoned me to inform me of an offer which he told me he had rejected because he thought he could get some more money for me. As a result, my house was sold literally in a few days for a price that was close to my asking price.

Darren got some $40,000 more than the first offer. Darren made me feel totally relaxed and comfortable.

I will be recommending Darren and Ray White Baulkham Hills to all my friends.

Enid Kerswell

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Darren Dowd for his absolute professionalism and attitude towards the sale of our home.

He ensured us that we would not have to worry about a thing, and he was right. We had our home listed with an agent in Glenwood for six weeks thinking they would get the best price for our home. What a wrong decision that was.

So after speaking to a good friend about our frustration and lack of sale with the previous agent our friend suggested we should give our home to Darren Dowd from Ray White Baulkham Hills.

Darren came out to see our home and due to the loss of six weeks with the other agent we decided to sign with him on the spot at a higher fee than the previous agent.

Darren said he had buyers waiting and was eager to get on with the job.

So our home was advertised on a Friday and after one open for inspection the very next day our home was under contract within the next three days. Ray White had more buyer inspections in half an hour than the other agent had in six weeks, and furthermore the final sale price was almost $20,000 higher than the best offer from the
other agent.

We would have absolutely no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Darren Dowd to anybody thinking of buying or selling real estate anywhere in the Hills District and surrounding areas.

Brenda Walters & Aaron Cannings

We write this letter to compliment you on your staff and the way they handled the sale of our property at 211 Marsden Road, Carlingford.

The agent we decided to appoint to look after our property was Darren Dowd. We were referred to Darren by a family member who had recently used Darren’s services.

We were instantly impressed with Darren and the professionalism he portrayed. We discussed the options of selling with Darren and settled on the process of auction.

Selling your home via auction certainly generates its fair share of stress; however Darren remained calm throughout the process and kept us informed of what was going on.

Our home was an unusual one. It was over 100 years old but had been fully renovated. The marketing campaign that was used beautifully highlighted everything we loved about our home.

Auction day rolled around before we knew it and the property was sold on auction day!

We found Darren and the team to be helpful, honest and informative throughout the process and we would have no hesitation in recommending them to prospective clients.

Yours faithfully,

Ben & Belinda Hitchcock

Darren, my wife and I wish to thank you for your help in securing a fantastic result in the selling of our house. We both appreciated your enthusiasm and energy in the lead up to and execution of the auction. What most impressed us, however, was your willingness to alter your schedule to fit ours better. On multiple occasions you were able to meet us in the late evening after our children were in bed to allow a better conversation regarding the sale of our property.

You followed through in all promises that you made to us regarding your actions, and gave weekly reports on the progress of interest in our property. The remarkable interest that was shown, with a large number of prospective buyers viewing our property, both online and in person is a testimony to both your efforts, and the exposure that listing with Ray White can  bring.

We are happy to recommend you without reservation to others looking to sell their properties in the Baulkham Hills area, and would happily request your services again if we were in a position to sell in the area.

Regards,

Ian Marshall

We met Darren a few months ago and up until then we were struggling to find a property to suit our needs. When Darren sent us an email for the land in Baulkham hills, we were quite pleased that he had still remembered us.

Since he sold us the property in such a quick and efficient manner, this makes Darren unique from other real estate agents.

Approximately twenty years ago, we bought our first house from Ray White Hills Group. Hence throughout my dealings with Ray White Hills Group, I have experienced a great deal of satisfaction and gratitude.

I would definitely recommend Darren Dowd to others as he is an honest and straight forward person. He is very experienced as well as committed to his job.

I would certainly use his services again if another opportunity for a property arises. Thank you for providing us with such an innovative opportunity.

Yours sincerely,

Sunil & Jyoti

Peter, I write to thank you for your help and support during the recent sale of our home in Peel Road, Baulkham Hills. I called you in for advice, because of your long term association with my husband, I knew you would be “fair dinkum” with me.

Your advice was to immediately submit the home for sale by auction without doing more than tidying, as its potential, position and spaciousness would offset concerns about the work needed. Also, the fact that a sale at auction would be unconditional was an important consideration as well.

The marketing was fantastic, very effective, and drew lots of buyers. Over 100 buyer inspections were conducted during the campaign. Darren Dowd’s management of the campaign was excellent. Regular feedback and weekly meetings kept me fully informed of feedback from both buyers and the market.

The auction was well attended, with strong bidding; however the price offered was below my “hoped for” figure at the auction. As a result, we negotiated with the highest bidder an increased offer after the auction which was acceptable to me, contracts were signed and the property was unconditionally sold.

I couldn’t say selling by auction does not have its stressful aspects. But I can say it gets results, namely the best price, in the shortest time, and I DO say that from my experience Ray White are the ultimate professionals in the art of auction!

Val Smoker