"I made the right and best choice!" - Ross Macdonald
19 Amaroo Avenue (sold April 2018)
I had a difficult task to manage - to sell my elderly mother's Castle Cove home of 39 years - which had seen much better days, to put it very lightly.
I interviewed 4 different agencies in my search for whom I felt would be right for my mother's unusual property, in that the structures were in desperate need of a big renovation or a complete redevelopment, but the property itself was unique - on a huge block, very private, and with a great elevated outlook all around.
The feedback I received indicated all the agencies could 'talk the talk' and sounded very promising in their pitch, but 3 of the out-of-area agents had some trouble in finding what would be the property's 'true value' and target market, and Craig Ireson of Ireson First National Castle Cove (the only truly local agent) was the only one who could see the huge upside potential if marketed to the right types of buyers, and gave me the confidence of entrusting him and his team for the sale.
The Ireson FN team was very patient and happy to work WITH me on the enormous task I had undertaken - which took me several months to bring the property to being ready for marketing - and after a short 23 day auction campaign, managed to achieve a sale price on auction day which was even beyond my best expectations!
I would gladly encourage and recommend to anyone looking to sell their home, especially in the Castle Cove / East Roseville / Roseville Chase areas, to seriously consider Craig Ireson and his team at Ireson First National Castle Cove, as this IS their area of specialty, and their local knowledge and expertise, I believe, helped me to achieve the best possible outcome in the sale of my mother's property.
"The BEST Agent. The BEST Result" - Clelia Woodward
138 Deepwater Rd (sold March 2017)
I recently listed and sold my house with Craig and Sharon Ireson of Ireson First National, Castle Cove. The team also included Jack Dowd.
Being a long time resident of Castle Cove I wanted to place the sale of my family home with a local agent who had an understanding of the suburb and its many attributes. Craig and Sharon fitted that bill perfectly. From the time I met them I knew they were the right agents and my instincts proved me correct. We worked as a team. They presented a clear marketing strategy, answered myriad of questions and were professional in their presentations from the open house inspections, to weekly reporting and finally on auction day.
Given the process of selling your family home is a very trying time, Ireson First National kept me grounded with their professional and personal service. We were able to achieve a record sale price for the street and above reserve. Ireson First National truly do have the most effective and real buyer database.
If you are ever considering the sale of your property my advice is to save yourself a whole heap of time and worry. Simply call Ireson First National, tell them your requirements, listen to their presentation and their clear competitive advantages. Let go of the reins and follow their advice and let them do what they do so well.
You are in good hands.
"We felt they had our back all the way." - Ian & Dana Minter
146 Deepwater Road (sold November 2017)
No one knows more about Castle Cove than Craig, so when it came time to sell we didn't even think twice, Craig and the team at Ireson Real Estate were our first and only choice. They're the least 'real estate-y' real estate people (and I mean that in a good way) - down to earth and honest - we felt they had our back all the way. I really don't know why anyone who lives in Castle Cove and Roseville Chase would go anywhere else!
"An experienced agent can achieve a great result in any market." - Justine
23 Calga Street, Roseville Chase (sold June 2017)
As a Licensed Real Estate agent myself, with over 15 years’ experience working in the competitive Sydney market, after a detailed interview process of prospective agents, it made sense to appoint Craig and his team to sell my parents’ home.
Selling the “family home” can often be a daunting decision however they put my parents’ minds at ease and informed my parents every step of the way.
They were calm, well planned and didn’t rush the process looking for a quick sale. They met with my parents, regularly keeping them informed of developments with the prospective buyers. Their feedback was constructive and definite. They didn’t sugar coat the negatives.
They provided great strategy on auction day negotiating with potential buyers and, in the end, delivered an auction result, under the hammer, which was well in excess of their original estimates.
I would recommend Craig and his team to anyone living in the area - it was a dream outcome and experience for us.
"Top marks!" - Anthony & Rebecca
3 Loorana Street, Roseville Chase (sold August 2017)
Jack, Craig and Sharon knew both the current market like the back of their hand and then how to deliver a campaign that found and converted the best buyer. Along the way they worked with us in a friendly and professional way that kept us aware of what was going on.
Having had some unfortunate dealings with other estate agents in the past, Jack and his team are one of the few we'd recommend.
Job very well done!
"Couldn't have done it without him!" - Sharon & Armand
21 Highland Ridge, Middle Cove (sold August 2017)
We cannot speak highly enough of Jack. Selling your home is a highly stressful exercise - the one thing we NEVER worried about was our selection of agent. Jack did everything in his power to help us through this process and he consistently went above and beyond. He was not just involved in the selling process - he made recommendations on what we needed to do to get the house ready for sale, recommended great people to assist in that process, provided sage advice when we were stressed about the market..... nothing was too much trouble. And on top of that - he is a genuinely nice guy!
"Wonderful Agent" - Aviva Barel
23 Headland Road, Castle Cove (purchased November 2017)
Jack was professional throughout, keeping me up to date at all times.
His calming and friendly nature made buying the property a pleasure. I would highly recommend Jack and Craig in selling my property as they have excellent market insight, great customer service and are a lovely team to work with.
"I would strongly recommend Craig and his team." - Sally & Dave Brand
40 Rosebridge Avenue, Castle Cove (sold May 2017)
Craig really knows the local market in great detail - he ran a really professional and thorough campaign leading up to the auction with an excellent auction and great result on the day.
"Results speak for themselves" - Peter Chick
4 Cammaray Road (sold August 2017)
We have nothing but praise for Craig & Sharon Ireson, along with their dedicated team of professionals.
From the pre-listing meetings, the marketing plans, the suggested tweaks to our property and throughout the sales campaign we had nothing but praise for their professionalism, courtesy, local knowledge and enthusiasm.
A great result all round.
"Great agent and communicator" - Adrian Chircop
26 Warrawee Road, Castle Cove (sold March 2018)
Marnie, is a strong negotiator with great market knowledge, and provides honest and accurate advice.
"Great advice, great support." - Peter Ferraris
4 Headland Road (sold August 2017)
Right from the outset, it was obvious that both Jack and Craig knew the market backwards.
Our expectations were set very accurately and all advice provided by Jack and Craig was adhered to. The result was we got a great price for our property. The support along the way was exceptional.
I have no hesitation in recommending both Jack and Craig to any potential vendor.
"Jack and the team were great!" - Hamish
41 Babbage Road, Roseville Chase (sold April 2017)
Listing our place just before Easter we had a conundrum as to what to do - run a short campaign, or go for a longer one. However, speaking to Jack and the team gave us the insight we needed, and listening to them proved to be a great idea.
The campaign was well run and best of all he listened to our opinions and was able to advise why they may not work, or was willing to try them and see what happened. He never just "knew better", he always had rationale for the things he said and did.
Personable and insightful, Jack is a great agent who makes you feel at ease - no matter which side of the property fence (buy or sell) you sit.
"Excellent agent." - Geoff Williams
30 Deepwater Road, Castle Cove (sold March 2017)
After First National North Narrabeen obtained a town house complex record sale for my mother-in-law’s property in Warriewood in late 2016 I was faced with selling my late mother’s home in Castle Cove.
I had done considerable market and real estate agent research in Warriewood and in Castle Cove. I naturally chose First National at Castle Cove as agents.
I found Jack and Craig to be professional, knowledgeable, and highly skilled. They also offered great advice and rapport and even assisted in clearing the very overgrown site.
The auction was outstanding, with 10 registered bidders, and a sale over 14% above reserve. I absolutely recommend Jack and Craig should you be seeking to sell your home.
"Wonderful local agent" - Rob Brodie
85 Duntroon Avenue, Roseville Chase (sold May 2017)
Thank you Craig and your Team, we want to thank you for a great experience selling our home.
From the outset we felt we were in great hands and the end result proved we made the right decision in choosing Craig. His passion and local knowledge gave him the edge.
We wouldn't hesitate recommending Craig!
"Jack is a fantastic agent." - Alicia & Cameron
2/711 Mowbray Road, Lane Cove North (purchased July 2017)
Jack has been a fantastic agent through the purchase of our new home.
He has been fantastic at communicating and very accommodating wherever he can.