I had bought and sold with Adele and Bob Colman (Richardson & Wrench
Blackheath) previously. So when I recently had to sell a house there was no question of who to choose. Working with Adele and Bob has always been a pleasure.
I asked a lot of Adele this time because we were committed to a country property and decided to sell in Blackheath just 2 weeks before Christmas, and that is a notoriously quiet time for real estate. However, Adele and Lisa and the rest of the team made the impossible possible and had the place photographed and open for inspection within a week! They achieved an excellent price in early January enabling us to complete our country purchase.
I cannot speak too highly of the competent, courteous, and professional standards shown throughout the process.
The effort put in by Adele Colman was nothing short of extraordinary. Without her work we could not have achieved our dream.
Rowen Matthews (February, 2017)
I am writing to thank you for your time, expertise and professionalism in handling my rental property on Hat Hill Road for over 20 years.
The recent sale of this property went very smoothly. You worked in a very efficient manner with the best interests of your clients of the up most importance. We were very pleased with the outcome of the sale, achieving a final price beyond our expectations.
Wishing you all the best.
I am writing to thank you for your wonderful work to secure the sale of my Mt Victoria house recently.
Over the past number of years I have had the opportunity to view many properties that you represented for sale and indeed both bought and sold through your expert guidance. I believe this has given me the unique experience of seeing many facets of your sales techniques and personality first hand.
I have always found you approachable, knowledgeable and honest in your dealings with properties. It was because of this I believe that buying a property through you was quite stress-free and any concerns raised were dealt with in an efficient, caring and considerate manner.
As you know I considered other agencies to sell my Mt Victoria property. Your experience, your knowledge and desire to provide a great experience for both the prospective purchaser and myself were leading factors in my decision to list with you.
With you, I felt that we would achieve the best price for the property in a timely manner. This was achieved through your ability to position the property in a manner that created great interest and resulted in numerous offers being made immediately after the first open house.
Your outstanding interpersonal skills were apparent when an initial offer and acceptance was withdrawn. Because you had maintained open and honest relations with other interested parties, the property was sold on the very same day. There was no need for further advertising or another open house!
Your negotiating skills were of prime importance not only to secure a great sale price but also to ensure the sale was executed on time. When the purchaser raised some minor concerns on the day before settlement you were able to negotiate an outcome where both parties were satisfied, settlement proceeded as scheduled and a situation, which may have become quite stressful, was resolved through your quick thinking and negotiations.
Even after the sale, you have been a font of knowledge and very generous with advice to me. Whenever I ask for a suggestion for a trade person you provide excellent contacts. I am most appreciative of the hours you spent at my new property in Hartley making suggestions of how to improve the property and gardens.
I firmly believe in developing, maintaining and nurturing relations in regard to real estate. Adele you are amazing at what you do and I am eternally grateful.
My family and I had the recent good fortune to appoint Adele Colman of Richardson & Wrench, Blackheath to manage the sale of a property for us in Mt Victoria, NSW.
We sought competitive submissions and selected Adele on the basis of her enthusiasm and her depth of knowledge of the market in the upper Blue Mountains area.
The sale was by no means straight-forward necessitating us spending a considerable amount of money to ensure that the property was attractive to the market. Throughout this process Adele’s advice and that of her network of service providers, was invaluable.
Adele, Bob and all of the staff at Richardson & Wrench, Blackheath are to be complemented on their professionalism, communication skills and knowledge of their industry.
I recently had the good fortune to choose Adele and Bob Colman the principals of Richardson & Wrench Blackheath to sell my property in Evans Lookout Road.
I have had many real estate “experiences” from mediocre to downright awful, and have never had the urge to put pen to paper before.
However, this is it. From Adele & Bob to their staff everyone was helpful, courteous and efficient. I was given factual information on the market and the estimated price was the market price, not an inflated amount to get the listing and then coming back a few weeks later saying my expectations were too high. The promotion of the property could not have been better, and the first people to inspect made the purchase. The negotiation of price was very skilfully handled and I have been smiling ever since.
My thanks to Adele and Bob and their staff on a job well done.
“Adele Colman has done a magnificent job for us in terms of securing a great price for the property. There were more than a few extenuating circumstances in our situation – namely a deceased estate for very close family friend who passed away relatively suddenly and with me as the executor living in Sydney. Adele was not only very sympathetic to our situation but was instrumental on her initial visit at taking the right amount of time to assess all considerations for the property for what needed to be done to get the property ready for sale. The other agents I reviewed didn’t express the same amount of enthusiasm and care that Adele did.
She then proposed a series of recommendations with relevant trade contacts for this to be done. Once we agreed on the proposals, she then took charge of arranging all the tradespeople to get their jobs done – keeping me informed at every step of the way. This was an incredible value add for me as it meant we were very much on the same page with what needed to be done to get the property ready.
Apart from all the other standard pre-readiness tasks like photos and brochures, I also very much valued Adele’s advice around the sale offers – and what was a realistic offer versus something out of left field. We were very happy with the result we obtained.
In short, I would not hesitate to refer Adele as someone who knows the mountains and Blackheath property markets intimately. She will definitely pull out all the stops to drive for the outcome you want. Thanks Adele.
When originally buying a house in Blackheath some years ago the Agent handling the sale was Richardson and Wrench. The degree of professionalism and skill with which the purchase was processed left me in no doubt if ever selling I would approach the same agents.
Recently the time came to sell in Blackheath so I decided to approach the same Agent. I cannot speak more highly of the professional and expert way that Adele, Bob and their team handled the sale from start to finish.
I was kept informed at every stage of the process. The result was more than satisfactory.
If anyone is looking for professional, expert and caring service I would always recommend the Richardson and Wrench Blackheath Team.
My husband and I recently sold our home through Richardson and Wrench. Adele Colman was our real estate agent. She was recommended to us by our local friends. The first thing I noticed about Adele was her professionalism and honesty. Adele went to great efforts to show us evidence of local real estate trends and pricing. She was honest and did not try to over sell the facts. Adele’s business manner was always friendly and kind, she shows true interest in her clients. Adele is not a showy person, but trust overflows, because she knows her real estate and has been in the business for a long time. Adele looks excited about what she does. She is proud of being a local who sells local. We had a great experience in that we sold in a matter of 2-3 weeks, and married up a purchase to move straight into. The sale was well above expectation, and we have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone looking for real estate in the area.
Justine & Leighton Barr
I wish to express my gratitude to the team at Richardson and Wrench Blackheath in regards to
the successful sale of my house. From the initial enquiry, right through to the settlement I felt content with the process. Adele and the team in my opinion were at all times professional, providing a well executed
service. They worked to the best their abilities to surpass the estimated sale price, and kept
me informed at every stage of the process. The photography and blog showcased the
property’s appeal enticing potential purchasers to view the property. With the generated
interest, a quick sale at a well received offer occurred. Without a doubt I recommend the team at Richardson and Wrench Blackheath to anyone considering selling or buying a property. A friendly, reliable, adept and professional service shall be offered.
Recently Adele and Bob Colman and their team have managed the sale of my parents' very special home for over 30 years, "Le Var" on the Shipley Plateau in Blackheath. For my father, the potter Peter Rushforth, this property has been home, inspiration, studio, gallery and meeting place for generations of friends and artists, and therefore has held a very special place in our family's affections and history. To be able to hand over such a unique, complex and emotional sale to agents of such experience, discretion and understanding was a monumental relief for our extended family. At every turn they were flexible and accommodating of our particular wishes and circumstances.
Many of our perceived hurdles and stresses for such a sale never came to pass in their capable hands, at every turn the professionalism and courtesy of them and their entire team was to be completely relied upon. I am confident that they delivered way over and above what a normal agents would, such as often attending the property on their own time, making sure the property always presented at its best internally and externally and finding a wonderful caretaker that took so much stress off dealing with the sale in the midst of our busy lives. The generation of interest through the media was also expertly and deftly handled, with the art curator Gavin Wilson commenting to us that there could not have been a better article describing the estate and its significance to my father, one of Australia's master potters. Above all, it was their trustworthiness that was the most appreciated. At all times we knew exactly where we stood.
Through their efforts the R&W team generated a impressive amount of interest in the auction that was conducted on site. We were thrilled to have the auction well exceed our expectations with a result significantly above the reserve, with amazing 86 bids in a nerve wracking 45 minutes.
I would like to congratulate and offer my sincere thanks Adele, Bob and their team on such a stress free campaign and a terrific result. I cannot recommend them highly enough.