56 Railway Avenue, Stanmore

Dear Fiona and Team,

We wish to thank you sincerely for achieving a wonderful result in the selling of our house.

As we all suspected, ours was going to be a potentially tricky project right from the start. (Virtually) any agent can sell a good house when the market is strong for vendors. However, in a volatile and often fickle financial environment, it takes an astute professional with their wits about them to attain optimum results.

Thankfully, with your astute mind and in-depth understanding of exactly how to play out each scenario as it presented itself, we ended up just a few days later at the right price.

Well done and thank you, Fiona. Please all pass on our message of gratitude to the whole team. Your professionalism, teamwork, great sense of humour and your willingness to “take ownership” were nothing short of outstanding.

With kind regards and best wishes for the future,
Tony & Rhonda Moore

9/2 Holt Street, Stanmore

After meeting several other likely property managers across Sydney, it was an easy decision in 2007 to ask Fiona Rimes of Coleman Rimes Real Estate to manage my Stanmore property. Even though I was overseas, Fiona always communicated promptly with me, by email and mail about inspections, monthly rental income payments, strata management issues and other matters related to my apartment. Fiona was knowledgeable and friendly, and her advice was always reliable and wise, based on her experience in managing many other properties and tenants in the area.

When it came time to sell my apartment in 2009 (again at a distance - as I was still out of the country), Fiona's advice regarding the local market, pricing, and supporting the tenants was invaluable! She organized the external painting, the cleaning and the purchase of minor internal furnishing. Fiona was unquestionably professional in her handling of queries, open house viewings, and bids - and she communicated regularly with me about each step along the way by phone and email. As the offers started to come in, Fiona managed the unexpected "bidding war" with aplomb and insight. Communicating with Fiona is a pleasure and I felt she always had my best interests in mind when managing the process of the sale. The closing bid was significantly above the opening price, so I was - and I remain - a very satisfied customer of Coleman Rimes Real Estate!

Kim McShane
University of California, Santa Barbara

8 Rawson Street, Newtown

We have been clients of Coleman Rimes Real Estate since 2005 when we decided to utilize their services to lease out and manage our investment property in Newtown. With their Office being located so close to our Property we believed that our Property would be well managed and it was.

When it came to selling our investment in 2009 we had no hesitation in selecting Fiona and her team. Unlike other experiences we had had with real estate agents, Fiona was honest in her approach and did not set us up with unrealistic expectations. Her technique was excellent as she always encouraged us to let the buyers determine the market price. As a result we had many purchasers interested in our property and this helped us achieve a great price for our Property even though the market had been effected by the GFC.

Once again thanks you for your great marketing, your insight into the market at the time, your honesty and your always being there for us with great advice.

Velda Oliveiro & Carol Coady