W.B. Simpson & Son

30 Errol Street North Melbourne

03 9328 1213

03 9329 9030

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My family has been dealing with W.B. Simpson & Son for at least 3 generations.  We have bought, sold and leased property through them.  We have also used them to provide valuations and a wide variety of property information and advice.  At all times we have found them honest, reliable and professional in their approach.  We therefore place a high level of trust in Simpson’s and all the folk that we deal with there.  The results that they have achieved on our behalf have been outstanding.  Jan Schapper, Miller Street, West Melbourne

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Congratulations to all at W. B. Simpson & Son for the excellent result achieved in the sale of 47 Hawke Street, West Melbourne.

A fantastic job by very professional agents who were extremely thorough and knowledgeable.  It was a bittersweet sale for us as this had been our family home for many years, but at all time your agency acted with compassion and understanding.

Comprehensive knowledge of the area, along with local exposure, greatly enhanced the prospect of a successful sale.  We also feel we had the best auctioneer in the business!

Once again our heatfelt thanks.   Nat Borg, Hawke Street, West Melbourne

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Dear Syd, Nick and Richard, a small note to express a big thank you to you all for working so closely with us to ensure a great result with the sale of our property in Baillie Street.  We truly appreciated, not only your interest in the property, but also your interest in us a family and the things that were happening in our busy days.  Sincere thanks for constantly keeping us in touch regarding current happenings with the property. It allowed us to experience a very stress fee sale and to get on with other things in our lives. Your professionalism and friendship will remain valued and we look forward to continue working with you in the future.  Deb and Jim Pallister: Baillie Street, North Melbourne

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Right from the outset, Richard and Nick made the selling strategy very clear and provided excellent advice and suggestions about how to best prepare the property for sale. The lines of communication were always open, and Nick was reliably on the phone at important moments with updates on inspections and other relevant developments. The whole campaign was transparent, highly professional and respectfully run for all parties. The final purchase price exceeded the initial targets that we set at the start of the campaign. I would like to thank Nick for his hard work, good humour and professionalism and Richard for his strategic input. W. B. Simpson knows the North Melbourne area better than anyone else, and if I were to sell again in this area, there is only one place where I would be taking my business again. Tim Adams: Wreckyn Street, North Melbourne

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We chose W B Simpson & Son to sell our property on the basis of their strong customer skill with vendor and prospective buyers, their unrivalled knowledge of the market in North and West Melbourne and local customer data base. They also indicated that the inspections would be 45 minutes each which gives interested parties plenty time to inspect and ask questions and they had a minimum of two very experience sales professionals at each open.   The marketing campaign went very smoothly and Richard kept us informed after each inspection and with fortnightly written reports we also had fortnightly meetings during the campaign. They were very contactable from early morning until evening and took our suggestions on board where appropriate.  They were also able to secure a editorial in the Age Newspaper which is exceedingly difficult to achieve and certainly contributed to the campaign.  They managed the auction day very professionally as well as the entire campaign.   We believe they did everything possible to ensure we got maximum value for our property and we were happy with the result in the market conditions that prevail currently.  Richard Simpson managed the sale with the support of his sales manager Syd Sherrin and Sales Team.   We got very personal attention and the process was managed with great integrity.  Prior to selecting Richard Simpson we evaluated two other larger agencies who also sell in the area.  We know they we made the right choice not only because they got the maximum value for our property  in today’s market and managed the campaign so effectively and transparently and we felt we got personal attention from all the key people in the company.  We would without reservation recommend WB Simpson & Son and we would certainly use them again if the opportunity should arise.  John & Agnes Sheehan: Walsh Street, West Melbourne

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Dear Richard, I feel it would be remiss of me if I did not express my sincere appreciation for the manner in which you and your team conducted the sale of our property at 119-125 Hawke Street, West Melbourne, from the beginning the advertising was of the highest quality as was the conducting of the auction, the fact that the premises sold for $800,000 above our expectation, I feel was in no small way due to your professionalism, also the communication prior to the sale was very much appreciated. May we also thank you for the courtesy shown to us on the day of the auction the fact that it was Nola’s birthday, the cake was a nice touch. If at any time you feel that I could be of assistance in recommending your company, please do not hesitate in giving my number.  John Munnerley: Hawke Street, West Melbourne

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Dear Richard, Congratulations to you and W. B. Simpson & Son on the fantastic result achieved at auction on Saturday for me at 8/369 Abbotsford Street, North Melbourne.  The price achieved certainly exceeded my expectations.  I would like to thank you and the team at W. B. Simpson & Son, particularly Syd Sherrin and Nick McLean for their excellent and successful presentation and marketing program for my property, which they had to undertake in the difficult circumstances of having an incumbent tenant with an over-crowded unit.  I am sure their efforts contributed considerably to the outstanding auction result.  I very much appreciated the opportunity for weekly conversations with Syd Sherrin keeping me advised of the marketing progress and interest in the property.  Your experience, professionalism and property knowledge of North Melbourne were invaluable and I would be pleased to recommend your company, as both managing and selling agents for anyone requiring real estate services in North Melbourne.  Susan Lowe:  Abbotsford Street, North Melbourne

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We would like to thank you for your efforts in selling our property at auction.  Your knowledge, advice, professionalism and sincerity are absolutely first class.  From our first meeting we felf comfortable and confident in your ability.  You kept us informed and up to date throughout the process.  On the day of the auction, Richard and his team worked hard to obtain the best possible price.  We highly recommend the name of W. B. Simpson & Son and in particular Richard Simpson and Syd Sherrin.  Thank you once again for managing our property sale.  Alan Ryan & Janice Ellis:  Park Drive, Parkville

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Dear Syd and Nick, I am writing to express my gratitude for the way W.B. Simpson & Son, and both of you in particular, handled the sale of my home. Before engaging your company, I met personally with five other real estate agents. Upon meeting with you and Nick at my home, I had no hesitation whatsoever in employing W.B. Simpson & Son. This was the result of the way you conducted yourselves and treated me. Never once did I feel you were more concerned with competing with other real estate agents for my business, or trying to squeeze the most out of me. Instead, you treated me as a unique and genuinely valued local client that you wanted to represent the best way possible. To be frank, I’ve never been overly enamoured of real estate speak and conduct, which often I find alienating if not irritating. Both you and Nick differentiated yourselves from generic real estate modes (and every other real estate agent I met) with your personalised, attentive, genuine, and straightforward approach throughout the whole campaign. This was without doubt importantly reassuring and confidence inspiring for me. I’d also like to mention Richard Simpson, the auctioneer, whose approach exhibited all of these same characteristics. At our meeting prior to the auction, and at a very nervous time during the auction, I found him too to be eminently forthright, calm, trustworthy, and reassuring. In sum, your whole team demonstrated to me that you were always focussed on my interests.  Finally, the advertising campaign was excellent (particularly impressive was the Melbourne Times spread), and the research you compiled and feedback you gave was professional and helpful.  I won’t hesitate in recommending W.B. Simpson & Son in the future.
Steven Angelides: Little Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne

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What a fantastic auction sale this was on Saturday last! In the face of the information I had regarding the currently somewhat slackened Melbourne Property market, the hugely successful sale result is beyond all expectations and naturally I am thrilled about the outcome. I am sure this must represent a landmark in W. B. Simpson & Son’s sales history and will, in future, get cited to prospective sellers, just as you cited your experience with the property sale at Roden Street, West Melbourne. Mr Peter Wells’ staying in touch with me via mobile phone throughout the auction enabled me to witness Mr Richard Simpson’s impressively and skilfully conducted auction, thus contributing to this most extraordinary sale result. All my thanks to you for your continuous help and most professional support all round, for liasing with me on all matters and with all other parties involved. I could not have wished for a smoother collaboration and operations in preparation of the auction. I am most grateful for your fabulous engagement. Thank you again.
Michael Werner: Canning Street, North Melbourne

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Thank you for the excellent job you did selling our apartment in North Melbourne.  I recall a meeting with you several years back during your tenure as property manager to discuss whether we should sell the property.  Your advice was to hang onto it for a while as you felt there was growth in the market.  This honest advice was reflected through the sales campaign that led to a successful sale at a price we were happy with.  There was no pressure to sign at a level we were uncomfortable with and no unreasonable costs.  Further to this assistance, in effect the whole project management of the renovation of the entire property was done seamlessly and at most reasonable costs.  I have never known a selling agent manage a renovation.  Thank you again for your hard work, assistance and integrity throughout this process.
Natalie Lewis: Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne

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My husdand and I would like to take this opportunity to thank W. B. Simpson & Son realestate and in particular Richard Simpson for achieving such a great result on the recent sale of our home in North Melbourne.  Selling your home can be a rather stressful time in your life.  Instead, the stree was taken from our hands due to Richard and his team’s professionalism, integrity and total commitment.  The effort and the manner in which we were provided with feedback and constant contact to ensure us that the campaign was running well emphasised the fact that Richard and the team really are driven by ensuring their cleints are satisfied.  In addition, the auction process was handled in a very professional manner, resulting in an excellent result.  We have no hesitation in recommending Richard and the team from W. B. Simpson & Son real estate and we firmly believe they deliver the results and their service is exceptional. in the future.
Sev & Huss Inan: Abbotsford Street, North Melbourne

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Many thanks to W. B. Simpson & Son from a happy vendor.  Of the encounters and quotes received from other agents I had asked to present this sale, I chose Richard because of his upfront and competent manner.  I felt at ease, not pushed nor confronted with promotional promises of “what we can do for your to get the best price”.  Although the price is the key factor of any sale – it is how it is reached, and I beleive it was Richard’s professional dedication and confident approach that sealed the success and early sale of my unit, at the price I wanted.  Thanks again to the team at W. B. Simpson & Son – another sold storey.
Sophia Chia: Flemington Road, North Melbourne

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Edwina and I would like to thank Syd and all the staff at Simpson’s for a perfectly prepared and coordinated marketing campaign and sale of our property.  We have always been of the view that having a local agent with an intimate knowledge of the area is a sensible approach and your agency exemplified the wisdom of that position.  We speak from experience as having bought and sold a number of properties we have seen the best and the worst of agents.  Your attention, support and advice throughout was exemplary and the final result was excellent as was the conduct and completion of the auction itself.  We would highly recommend your agancy to any prospective vendor. another sold storey.
Richard & Edwina Stewart: Roden Street, West Melbourne

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Syd & Nick, thank you for your excellent service in procuring a sale for my unit in Flemington Road in such a short time frame ie. 2 weeks and achieving such a great sales price.  The reason I selected your firm was that all my research of the North Melbourne property market indicated to me that you were the most lively and high profile agent.  W. B. Simpson & Son consistently had more listings than any other agent and more importantly achived stronger sales prices/results.  Another benefit was that you were local agents who knew your market and were a long established business with a good reputation.  From a customer perspective the key ingredients of exceeding expectations an an excellent overall client experience were present.  Furthermore, I would certainly utilise the services of W. B. Simpson & Son again and would not hesitate to recommend your business to friends and colleagues.  Once again, thank you for your prompt, professional and efficient service as well as achieving a terrific sales price in relation to this transaction.  Well done from one happy customer.  another sold storey.  Ian Busch: Flemington Road, North Melbourne

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Having used W. B. Simpson & Son for a number of years to manage my properties, when it came to be time to sell a property, I turned to them even though the property was in Mitcham. They ran a very cost effective but prominent advertising campaign that resulted in numerous buyers bidding competitively at Auction. The result was a sale price that significantly exceeded the figures suggested by the agents and that was well above my expectations. The finalisation of the sale went through without a hitch. Thanks for a job well done W B Simpson and Son.
R. Muhlen: Mitcham Road, Mitcham

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We are writing to thank you for the way you handled the auction sale of our flat last Saturday. We were extremely pleased with the sale price and we were most impressed with the conduct of the auction. We also appreciated the professional manner in which you approached the whole marketing program. Syd Sherrin gave excellent service in keeping us constantly informed. We were pleasantly surprised with the number of buyers you produced, which was reflected in the sale price you achieved for us. You are certainly the ‘Real Estate Professionals’ and we will be recommending your firm to our friends.
Tom Clarke: O’Shanassy Street, North Melbourne

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