What people say about Brough & Taylor
I recently sold a property with Tim Simpson and Gino Morvillo from Brough & Taylor Real Estate. From the beginning the process was very easy, and the team at Brough were very responsive to any of my requests to help get the property prepared for listing, as well as dealing with any remaining tenancy issues. Throughout the campaign when there was an open home, Tim and Gino were punctual, and also ensured they waited around long enough for prospective buyers, not just rushing off to the next open home. In the end, we got a price that exceeded our expectations at auction, with a hot auction with plenty of bidders. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Tim and Gino for future sales. With their years of experience, it certainly added value to the campaign.
During the 14 years that Brough & Taylor (Ashfield) was an agent for the unit that I rented, I found them to be very professional as far as service goes. Any problems that I had in my unit, were always rectified within a day - sometimes even on the same day. I strongly recommend B & T for anyone seeking to buy or rent a property. There should be more agents like them.
On Saturday 8 October, Tim and Gino from Brough & Taylor at Ashfield, sold our family property at 2 Astley Avenue, Padstow. Our property is irregular in shape, so to market it, we needed a boutique agent – not a high volume agent. Brough & Taylor are boutique agents. Tim and Gino are totally professional in every aspect of their work. The marketing campaign they set to sell the property went like clockwork and without a hitch. Tim and Gino, recommended a development feasibility study by DFP Planning Consultants. Their idea was to advise potential purchasers the best the very best use of the large block of land on which our home is situated. When I mentioned the feasibility study, to an architect he asked “Whose idea was that?” “The agents” I replied. “Well consider it a masterstroke,” he said. At the final meeting I had with the Brough & Taylor before the auction day, they advised me of the strategic plan for the auction and presented a series of reports and graphs including the campaign performance, timeliness and a property listing performance. All of the reports produced were professional and of exceptional quality. I was staggered to learn they agents had issued in excess of 30 contracts to interested parties. And on each occasion, a copy of the feasibility study was attached. During the campaign, both Tim and Gino were approachable, at any time. Both are so friendly and easy to work with. The auctioneer Paul C, was brilliant. As a team, Brough & Taylor are outstanding. Many people at the conclusion of the auction commented “what a professional team”. Tim and Gino were my agents. Now I consider them my friends. John P O’Connor – Executor of the Estate
John P O’Connor
After having Brough & Taylor manage a rental property I owned in Ashfield for the past ten years, I decided to also engage them for the sale of the property. The decision to appoint them was an easy choice due to the fact that the rental period was seamless – appropriate tenants were always found for the house, communication was immediate if there was ever a problem and the rental income was always received on time every month. Tim Simpson initiated the marketing and sale process and Gino Morvillo dealt with prospective buyers in a most professional manner. Both of them showed a genuine interest throughout the whole campaign to achieve the best possible outcome and their advice and friendliness was greatly appreciated. The proof of a successful marketing campaign was obvious on Auction Day with the large number of bidders present. This coupled with auctioneer Paul’s outstanding job and the whole team working well together meant an outstanding result was achieved. Thank you to the whole team at Brough & Taylor for your honesty, courtesy and help over the last ten years and to Tim, Gino and Paul for achieving a result which far exceeded our expectations on Auction Day. I would highly recommend Brough & Taylor Real Estate.
It has been quite a rewarding experience to have had the benefit of the expert work and guidance of both you Tim and your team in carrying this sale through to a most successful conclusion. I could not have wished for more, in a selling agent.
Mr Geoffrey B. Simmons
Our sincere thanks to you and the team at Brough Real Estate for doing such a superb job. Being interstate we were completely at the mercy of a distant market. Your weekly updates about the auctions advertising progress was both professional and reassuring that we'd made the right decision in choosing your agency. The auction was a great success and the sale price being more than 10% above the independent valuation we had earlier obtained on the property further reconfirmed we'd made the right call in going with Brough Real Estate. Thank you.
From very early September to the middle of October this year, I have had the good fortune to be associated with Mr Timothy Simpson and just prior to the Auction of my property, with Gino Morvillo of Brough Real Estate, Ashfield. In every respect I have been totally satisfied with the professionalism and thoroughness of the service and support that I have been provided, leading to a most satisfactory conclusion. Not only did I experience expert and honest advice throughout the process, but also a concern and empathy for me personally in selling my home of 27 years. I can only recommend the services of Mr Tim Simpson most highly. I would also like to add that the administrative team in the office in Hercules St was, on each occasion I had contact, more than helpful, courteous and obliging.
Natalie J McNamara
We were very impressed with Tim Simpson's professional attitude to the sale of our property. He was well acquainted with our apartment block and with the area, and was able to help secure a sale price which was well above our expectations. He managed the open house very acceptably and was prompt in following up those who expressed genuine interest. As a result he was able to conclude the sale within a week of the open house and two weeks after our property had listed. We would have no hesitation in recommending Brough Real Estate and Tim Simpson to those we know.
Les & Bon Morphew
I was told by everyone that selling the family home would be one of the most stressful and difficult things I will ever do. Tim and his team at Brough and Taylor Real Estate made it so easy. Their comprehensive sales package was affordable and marketed the property to the standard I wanted. I was presented with weekly updates reports on how the campaign was tracking and how the market was responding. I received prompt reasons to any questions I had. Tim, Gino and the team know the area and the market well. I was very happy with the result on Auction Day. I recommend them to anyone wishing to sell
I must write to say how happy I was with your company's handling of the recent sale of my property at 25 Albert Parade, Ashfield. In particular, I was very impressed with the extra lengths you went to - providing excellent advice and helping me prepare my home for sale. Your excellent communication all through the auction campaign, your patience and your understanding all helped smooth the whole process of the sale for me. Also, your high quality marketing skills led to me achieving a price that was much higher than I had expected or could have hoped for. Again, thank you for a wonderful job!
Dr Ron Dight
A quick note to say thank you to you and your team for the terrific auction result at Alt St last Saturday. Mum, Dad and I were all thrilled with the result. Your astute marketing of the property and commitment ensured we had strong interest in the property and many registered bidders at the auction. This led to a very competitive auction and a sale price of over $50k above our expectations. Naturally we are delighted with the result. Thank you again for all your efforts and those of your team.
Your hands on approach Tim and passion for a positive result proved so very successful. I was delighted with the result.
I can't thank you enough Tim for all of your efforts, in helping us achieve a terrific price for our home. I was astounded with the result and your attention to detail during the sale.
Mr B. A. Cooke
The recent rains exposed an electrical fault in the cable attached to the wall outside our front windows. From time to time it would flare with what sounded like a small explosion. We called the Energy Australia Emergency assistance line. They came and let us know that to fix the problem they would need access to the shop below us, in the meantime they would need to cut the power. It was late Saturday afternoon, the shop was closed and we were faced with a weekend or more without power. The Energy Australia guys agreed to wait around to see if we could find a number for the owner of the shop. I called Tim Simpson. He didn't have the number on him, but offered to drive into the office to find it. So while my family ate dinner in the dark, and I waited out of the rain in front of the shop, Tim drove into his office, found the phone number, rang the owner from the shop and asked him to drive in and open it. The story ended well, our power was reconnected and expectations were most definably exceeded!
Mr Tim Simpson of Brough Real Estate has managed an Ashfield property of mine comprising of 12 flats for a period of 40 years. During the whole of this period Mr Simpson ensured that:- * The units were leased to appropriate problem-free tenants. * Vacancy periods were reduced to a minimum. * Rents were always kept up to the market. * Remittances to the owner were always promptly paid to the day every month. * Promptly and efficiently oversaw any maintenance issues. * In general, kept in regular contact with me regarding market conditions, etc Over this period of 40 years, I have been always found Tim Simpson to be most courteous and highly efficient. He has an excellent and intimate knowledge of the Sydney Metropolitan property market. I have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone involved in the property market.
Mr C.K Mendel
On 9th July, 2011 a unit I owned at 7/8 Tintern Road Ashfield was sold at Auction through Brough Real Estate. For me it was very much a journey through uncharted waters and I cannot speak highly enough of the efficiency and professionalism afforded to me by your agency - particularly Tim Simpson who was my personal contact throughout this transaction. The end result was that I received a price considerably above my original expectation, for which I thank him sincerely.
Mr Bob Ackling
I am writing to express my pleasure in the professional way in which your real estate agency sold my property. Your expertise in focusing on the internet, pamphlet drops and open house method proved to be the best way to promote my home without spending unnecessary amounts of money in newspaper advertising. This type of marketing really paid off in my case and I am glad the property sold at Auction. I was particularly happy and relaxed with Tim Simpson who showed professionalism in the way he undertakes his work. He successfully managed to keep everyone happy, relaxed and informed. I wish to say thank you for our 10 year association regarding the leasing of the property and hope you have a successful future.
I wish to express my total satisfaction for the professional manner with which Tim Simpson from Brough Real Estate sold my home. Tim achieved a sale price well above my expectations. I was very pleased when my house sold on Auction day.
Mr Raymond Ramia
We, Julie & Len Taylor the owners of 40 Park Avenue Ashfield, thank Frank Bellero and team members of Brough & Taylor Real Estate for their proactive approach to the marketing campaign of our property. Frank’s gentle manner is a people skills asset which helped us achieve such a great result, the property sold under the hammer at Auction for $1,550,000-00 (the highest price yet achieved in the area!) on the 30/5/15. We were impressed by the Auction process and the professionalism of all team members on this day!
Julie & Len Taylor
My sister entered a care facility and I was asked to sell her house in Ashfield. I contacted a local Estate Agency for an evaluation and it was my good fortune when Mr Frank Bellero called to see me at the property. I had much apprehension about the sale process of a house being very inexperienced. After two meetings with Frank, my fears were greatly lessened. He explained the process in simple terms, in an encouraging and positive manner, yet with a full understanding of my misgivings. Not once did Frank push me for a Sale-he filled me in with the pros and cons but then left my decisions to me. There never was any pressure from him. The house was sold for a most pleasing price. Frank had chosen the Auctioneer just right for the circumstances of this house Sale. Frank the person, is understanding, always positive, ready to answer all those persistent queries Sellers have, all with patience and sound advice. I now consider Frank a personal friend, my adult nephew was also impressed by Frank's attitude. I have no hesitation in providing an oral or written testimonial, at any time for Mr Frank Bellero of Brough & Taylor Real Estate Ashfield.
I have known Frank Bellero for many years so when I decided to sell our property in 60 Victoria Street, Ashfield NSW 2131 he was our first choice, a decision I did not regret as he handled the whole procedure in a very professional way. He was able to secure a very good price for us, for which we are very grateful, so would recommend him to anyone needing this service.
I wish to thank you very much for selling my property at Church Street Ashfield. Your efforts in getting a very strong price in such a short time were very much appreciated. The efficiency and courtesy given to me during the whole of the selling exercise made it a pleasant experience and I thank you for that. I wouldn't hesitate in dealing with you in the future.
I write to say a very sincere thank you handling the sale of my home recently. The professionalism of your staff and friendly manner certainly made for a smooth and very satisfying result for my wife and me. We were very happy with the price you achieved and am delighted that you managed to secure a sale within my limited time frame so I was able to synchronise the sale with the move to our new home.
I want to write and thank Rob for his outstanding professionalism and dedication that he showed us in the lead up to the recent sale of our home. Due to an impending financial settlement I needed to sell our flat to liquidate funds. Rob led us through the process step by step and made it easy for us to understand what was happening and what he required us to do. He did all the hard work and came direct to us with any documents he needed signing. Everyone thinks selling property is stressful but Rob ensured that it wasn't. After all his hard work behind the scenes chasing up interested parties, on auction day he achieved a sale price that totally blew us away. We are forever grateful for your kindness, generosity and plain hard work! I highly recommend Brough and Taylor real estate.