We were very pleased to have had Douglas and Sharon Vincent of Vue Estate Agents, Hunters Hill, sell our house in the Central Coast.
We preferred them rather than use a local agent as we have known them for a long time as real estate agents. They were enthusiastic, energetic and honest in a market that was low.
They presented to us as very professional, giving us a very realistic expectation with a detailed and well thought out sale plan. The various advertisements were appealing and well presented. At all times we were constantly aware of the progress, the situation with the contacts and all details of the selling stage whilst in action.
A very satisfactory outcome, all round, resulted.
We highly recommend Douglas and Sharon for their friendliness and real estate experience.
Karl & Helen
Douglas and Sharon Vincent of Vue Estate Agents (Hunters Hill) have acted for our family in the buying, selling and tenancy management for almost twenty years.
In all aspects of such real estate transactions their efforts have been invaluable in reaching very satisfactory outcomes.
Their energy and honesty soon impressed us. Obviously, they both have much experience, but it is the little things that make the difference:
returning phone calls and emails very promptly; following up leads; offering advice and recommending tradespeople when required. They always “go the extra mile” to achieve the best result, eg. watering the garden prior to inspections.
Their calm efficiency is a great confidence builder during what could be otherwise very emotional periods.
We have no hesitation in recommending Douglas and Sharon for any real estate matters.
Our family recently sold a property through Douglas and Sharon Vincent from Vue Estate Agents and it is my pleasure to provide a very positive recommendation.
I had close contact with Douglas and Sharon’s methods from a previous sale I was involved with, and didn’t hesitate to use them again.
We cannot speak highly enough of their professionalism, transparency and empathy in what was a very sensitive sale.
From their introduction to the final process, Douglas and Sharon were always on call and present in our moment. Their estimate and deep knowledge of the local market were spot-on and they both worked diligently with our family to achieve the best outcome in an unstable market.
Both Douglas and Sharon were considerate of our situation, kept in constant contact with updates, suggested effective presentation scenarios and assisted with all aspects during the lead up to auction day.
Douglas and Sharon, with their confident team of professionals, delivered a very successful auction result, above our expectations, and by planning every step with us it was (almost!) stress free.
Thank you so much Douglas & Sharon for making an emotive sale easier than we had expected with a fabulous outcome.
Alan & Lesley
Sharon & Douglas. Thank you both for all your support and expertise during our recent property sale from all of us.
Douglas and his team are very professional and welcoming. We really feel that he cares about our satisfaction with the place we rent and he is very responsive if we have a question. We haven't received this high level of personable service with any other agents we have previously dealt with.
We have been managed by Douglas and the team at Vue for a number of years now. They are the most professional and friendly team we have had the pleasure of dealing with in our many years of renting. They are very proactive and respond immediately to our requests and needs to deliver great service and very happy tenants. They are an asset to both the tenant and the landlord and more agents should model their approach on Vues.
Dear Sharon and Douglas
We were very pleased with the outcome of our decision to list our property with Vue Estate Agents and are more than happy to offer this letter of commendation for future clients seeking assurance in the important decision of whom to appoint to sell their property.
What impressed us most in our discussions was the fact that we were dealing with a highly experienced team with a wealth of knowledge of the Hunters Hill peninsula area.
This was demonstrated initially in our early discussions about probable selling prices taking account of recent comparable sales in the area and together with the characteristics of our own property , allowed us to come to early agreement on a feasible target selling price range.
This was followed by a well thought out and costed marketing plan which was discussed in detail with us including some suggestions on how the property might be presented during the sales program, including a list of trade skills available to assist with the properties presentation.
The actual sales program and timing was then agreed and implemented . The professionalism of Sharon and Douglas's approach and dedication to the task was clearly evident throughout with regular briefings and feedback provided.
The result was that the property was sold half way through the auction program at a price well within the target range.
From our perspective very satisfactory outcome and throughout we were comfortable that we dealing with a very professional and easy to deal with team.
I would be more than happy to speak with any prospective vendor considering Vue's services.
I had never heard of VUE Estate Agents until I found myself responsible for selling the property at 55 Blaxland St, Hunters Hill. But from the day I met Sharon Vincent I was happy to entrust the sale to her and the result that we achieved was well beyond expectations.
Sharon's professional approach, her knowledge of the local market, her network of contacts and her overall expertise were all invaluable. Both Sharon and Douglas were a pleasure to deal with and the additional assistance they gave us was unexpected and fantastic - like lending us their ute to take paint and chemicals to the waste disposal cleanup centre.
I really liked that I was kept up to date with interest in the house, that our expectations were not overly raised and that any potential issues on auction day were identified and addressed in advance.
Overall it was a seamless process with an excellent result. I would not hesitate to recommend VUE and Sharon Vincent.
It is my absolute pleasure to recommend Sharon and Doug to anyone who is preparing to
sell their home and wants to ensure that they achieve and receive:
1. a great price;
2. the benefit of invaluable Hunters Hill knowledge and experience accrued over
decades of dedicated service;
3. committed, dedicated old fashioned service so sadly lacking in this age of internet
listings and rigidly scheduled inspections.
Our sale was effortless, in large part due to Sharon and Doug's "above and beyond" approach and their referral, upon request, of service providers whose efforts guaranteed that our property looked amazing on the day of the first inspection.
Sharon and Doug negotiated strongly on our behalf; the result was a sale effected within 6 days of launching the property onto the market. I would be more than happy to speak with any prospective Vendor who may be thinking of
engaging a real estate agent and wishes to ensure that their interests will be looked after by
the agent who, frankly, is one of the longest serving and most effective in the Hunters Hills area, drawing on a wealth of decades long "Hunters Hill" experience.
As locals we have known Sharon and Douglas Vincent for a long time and they were the obvious
choice when it came to selling our Hunters Hill property.
Vue Estate Agents large client base and strategic advertising advice ensured we had as many
inspections and potential buyers as possible.
Sharon and Doug worked very hard to secure a good sale and we had a signed contract before the
scheduled auction date.
We are very happy to recommend Vue Estate Agents to potential clients.
Selecting the right agent is probably the most critical element of a successful sale. All three agents we met with ticked the usual credentials boxes, but what set Sharon and Douglas apart from the others was a genuine desire to partner with us in selling our property. They didn't just make suggestions as to what we needed to do to maximise the sale price, but more importantly explained HOW they could help us do it in a timely fashion without impacting on our busy schedule. They helped us get it done - and we achieved a record sales price for our strata. It was clear to us that we had both Sharon & Douglas' full energy on the sale. The marketing campaign was effective, drawing plenty of interest, but the eventual purchaser was a passive buyer who came from their network and was not actively looking at the time. It would be fair to say that both the vendor and purchaser trusted the agent THANKS Sharon & Douglas - 'love your work'
Steve & Denise O'Shannessy
Vue Estate Agents recently sold my home. I chose them as the selling agents because they have
been in the area a long time, know it very well and over the years have established a reputation which
recommends them. The principals Sharon and Douglas are not only professional and consultative but
also trustworthy, a rare quality in real estate agents. They do not set unrealistic expectations.
In discussing with me the various strategies of selling my home they explored every avenue that could
have contributed to its sale. However, the final decision on which marketing strategies to adopt was
left up to me. In the six weeks that the property was marketed many groups were brought through and
not always during set inspection times. Sharon and Douglas made themselves available after hours
and weekends including Sunday at the request of the prospective purchaser. After each inspection I
was given a report both verbally and in writing and the prospective purchasers were followed up for
feedback but also to inform them on matters that may have needed further information/clarification
such as matters relating to maritime issues. As agents who have sold many waterfront properties in
the area they are quite familiar with waterfront issues but I was also impressed with their efforts in
being proactive in obtaining information and seeking solutions in these matters if and when it was
I was satisfied with the final outcome though I feel that in a more positive economic climate a better
result could have been achieved but this is not a reflection on the agent. They worked hard and did
their best and I would not hesitate in recommending them as selling agents.
I would like to say thank you for all your work in selling our property in Henley. We had tried a number of agents before appointing you to sell the property. There is no doubt that your diligent efforts and professionalism were the reason that you were eventually able to obtain two potential buyers, one of which was prepared to pay a price we were willing to accept. I have consistently found you to be most pleasant, sincere and honest in all our dealings. You continued to keep us advised of the progress throughout the process. You put in a lot of effort and your professionalism impressed us. We would recommend your services to anyone interested in selling their home.
It is my pleasure to recommend Vue Estate Agents (and their principals Sharon Boyle Vincent and Doug Vincent) to any vendor of high value residential property seeking a purchaser on the local or international property market.
In my personal experience Sharon's and Doug's knowledge of the property market in Hunters Hill and adjacent suburbs is unsurpassed. Over 25 years they have bought and sold dozens of houses on the Peninsula and elsewhere. They bring a finely honed understanding of how best to reach likely purchasers through sophisticated direct marketing and avoid the "blast e-mail/letter" approach as practiced by some other agents. Sharon and Doug also bring to any transaction a commitment to customer satisfaction, both for vendor and purchaser.
I purchased my current house on the Hunters Hill Peninsula via Sharon and Doug in 1999 and have resided here very happily since. Two years ago I planned to purchase an apartment in London and approached Sharon for advice. She advised me to use a property buying agent in London and, acting on that advice, I moved ahead and purchased a property in March 2012. All has worked out well and Sharon's advice was spot on and well-taken.
In summary, I cannot recommend Sharon and Doug too highly, not just for their unmatched knowledge of the local property market but also for their personal attention to all of the many details that attend any property transaction. They also manage to maintain a sense of balance and a wry humour that is very reassuring to any vendor when the road occasionally becomes rocky.
I would be pleased to answer any questions about Vue and Sharon and Doug.
We would like to take this opportunity to say a big 'Thank you' for the successful sale of our home.
We had privately thought that we might put our property on the market later in the year but as luck would have it, you approached us with 2 very well qualified buyers.
Before they came to inspect our home, you had ensured that they were looking for exactly what our home had to offer and were ready and able to make a purchase. This meant that neither our time, nor the prospective purchaser's time, was wasted.
It was the attention to detail you displayed and the level you went to ensure that the prospective buyers and our home were the perfect match, before showing them our property. This professionalism impressed us and made all the difference to what is so often a gut-wrenching process.
In the end both parties made offers and a sale was made at a price everyone was happy with.
Sharon, you have been selling property here in Hunters Hill for as long as I can remember. You are exceptionally discrete, tenacious and you always get the job done without any fanfare. You are a consummate professional and it shows.
Alan & Lynn Williams
We recently sold our house in Hunters Hill, and we chose Sharon Vincent of Vue Estate Agents to conduct the sale.
We were very pleased with every aspect of the sale. We sold before auction at a price which was close to the guideline price that Sharon had given us in her proposal. She was always professional, honest and very responsive to every request. We found that Sharon was very practical and organised. There was always good attention to detail and we were always kept informed of progress. She went above and beyond the call of duty in many aspects of the sale. We really appreciated the personal attention that our sale process received.
We would most certainly recommend Sharon Vincent and Vue Estate Agents to anyone considering selling their property.
Janet Statham and Paul Gandell
Sharon Boyle Vincent, from Vue Estate Agents, sold my house by auction.
I was very pleased with Sharon's energy and professionalism throughout the auction campaign. She provided constructive advice on the presentation of the property to enhance its appeal. We received good feedback on the progress of the auction campaign after each open house and she was always available to show the property at other times.
I believe that Sharon's positive attitude and general enthusiasm allowed us to achieve a price above reserve.
I would highly recommend Sharon to anyone thinking of selling their house in the Hunters Hill area.
Bruce & Christine Dandie
This is to say thank you for the very professional way you dealt with the sale of our unit in Huntleys Cove.
We always felt that you were treating our house as if it was your own, and that you did everything possible to make sure we get a good price for the house.
This was of course extremely important as we no longer live in Australia and we are so far away.
The way you dealt with this sale was good enough for us never to feel it necessary to fly over to Australia.
We have known Sharon in a professional capacity for more than eight years. During this time we have used her services as a Real Estate Agent for the sale of two properties and the purchase of one in the Hunters Hill area.
We have found Sharon very pleasant, professional and extremely competent in her job. She also has the ability to achieve sale prices through her deep knowledge of the housing market in this area.
We have no hesitation in recommending Sharon to any prospective seller or buyer.
Alex & Fay Lang
Douglas Vincent really made selling my property in Wharf Road, Gladesville so easy. It was a breeze.
I didn't have to follow up and check where things were at as Doug would give me regular updates when appropriate and was always easily accessible.
Thanks to Douglas and Boyle Real Estate for their professionalism and for selling my property in days!
The results of the auction for our home at 65 Woolwich Road last weekend exceeded our expectations.
We really appreciate the key role you played in making this such a successful result. Right from the start we were impressed with your open, straightforward approach and we continued to be impressed by your utter professionalism throughout the whole marketing campaign.
Your research into and knowledge of the market as well as your communication with us on all relevant matters was exemplary, giving us the feeling that the process of marketing and selling was in good hands. And it certainly was, judged by Saturdays excellent result.
Robyn joins me in sending her thanks and best wishes
Professor Kim Oates