E. Draycott, Glen Iris, Vic. February, 2018 - Return Client
"Jennifer first helped me in 2015 with an apartment purchase in Trinity Beach, which, apart from our family enjoyment of it, has provided excellent holiday rental returns. It was inevitable then that I would use Jennifer's services again when looking to purchase another property, but this time seeking one purely as an investment. Jennifer's vast local knowledge, extensive research and impressive negotiation skills, led to my purchase of a low maintenance, highly rentable investment property and I couldn't be happier.
Many thanks again, Jen.
PS: I am also more than happy to speak with anyone who wants a verbal reference."
Ryan Mehlhopt, 2017
"I live in Sydney and wanted to invest in a property in Cairns. The first step was engaging in Jennifer from NQ Buyer’s Agent. Although I holiday in Cairns regularly, it was important I had a professional on my side to help me from: “starting to look”, all the way to settlement.
Jennifer provided great advice when I was short-listing potential properties including Crime map information and flood zones that may affect the property.
For me, not having to deal with Real Estate agents was a real bonus, Jennifer handed all of that. Jennifer was most impressive when it came to price negotiation – saving me thousands on the final purchase price of my investment.
From start to finish, Jennifer has gone above and beyond my expectations. Jennifer is excellent and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to invest in the FNQ region."
Robyn and Glenn Turnley, Ballarat, Victoria, June 2017
"Robyn and I recently purchased a holiday home in Mount Sheridan. We were delighted with the services provided by Jennifer Smith from North Queensland Buyer’s Agent in helping us purchase the right property at the right price.
Jennifer’s detailed market research and professional advice saved us close to $40,000 at the final purchase price compared to what we would have otherwise paid without her. She listened to our needs and requests and at all times kept our best interests as her number one priority. We knew what we liked but being from Ballarat in Victoria we were always going to lack intricate market knowledge. Jennifer provided this extensively and helped us maintain our objectivity, which can be very easy to lose when you like a particular property.
I would strongly recommend her services to anyone intending to purchase a property in the North Queensland area that she covers. This recommendation is not only for interstate purchasers but anyone including local residents."
Jason, Meagan & family, 2017
"Early this year we decided to consider looking for a long-term Investment Property in far North Queensland, in particular Port Douglas.
We had a very particular vision in mind and Jennifer helped us achieve this in a very professional manner. We live in Victoria and we are unfamiliar to a lot of aspects regarding purchasing a property in Queensland. From the initial engagement our experience with Jennifer was flawless. We narrowed down a property and Jennifer went to work very quickly researching every component needed for us to make an informed decision. The most impressive aspect of dealing with Jennifer was her constant communication and reliable attitude. Again, we live in Victoria and purchasing this property would not have been a reality without Jennifer's service.
I have nothing but great memories of our experience dealing with Jennifer and would highly recommend her service to anyone looking to buy property in Queensland.
Thank-you very much Jennifer"
Deb Knight | ACT
"Earlier this year my work moved me to Cairns. I had never been there before and had no idea where was a good place to live. I also wanted to make sure whatever I bought was a good investment as my last house was an emotional choice that I didn't win economically on. I had read an article about buyers agents so went to the website of the national body. Jennifer's company was listed and so I emailed her, and thus began our relationship.
Jennifer was amazing. She provided me with more services than was listed in the package I chose. She was responsive and spoke to my level of understanding, yet never made me feel foolish. Jennifer went out of her way to educate me as well as help me find a good investment/home.
When I finally identified the house - it was placed on the web one night, we drove by the next day (Jennifer sweet-talked the owner to let us look around), we had an inspection the following day and an offer in that afternoon. Settlement was ridiculously easy as well. During this period I was living out of three suitcases, travelling regularly and learning a new and demanding job. Jennifer's support meant I didn't fall apart, as it never felt too much for me - because I was never alone.
I would use Jennifer's services again in a heartbeat if the need arises and cannot recommend her enough to anyone looking to buy in this region. She knows the market and the people (real estate agents etc) very well.
I consider Jennifer my friend now, as I am sure many others she has helped do as well. Looking back on this experience I think employing Jennifer was one of the best investments I could have made."
S.L. | VIC
"I used Jennifer's services in an interstate relocation to Cairns. There was a very specific area in which I was looking for a home, but being so far away it was impossible to vet properties properly. It came down to two properties and Jennifer quickly eliminated one through problems that were revealed on a check of overlays. She then worked to a very tight timeframe to organise building, pest, pool and pool equipment checks on the other property. I visited the property once, then returned interstate, and Jennifer bid at the auction as my agent. The entire process went very smoothly despite the tight timeframe.
From my point of view, Jennifer's fee meant that I avoided costly mistakes, eliminated travel and allowed for an impartial assessment of things. I would use her again."
Judi & Wayne Wright | VIC
"My husband and I recently acquired a wonderful property in Cairns to which we will eventually retire. We engaged Jennifer Smith, NQ Buyers Agent, to assist us with the search and eventual purchase of our chosen property. May I say it was the smartest decision we have ever made! If not for Jennifer, I have no doubt we would not have been the successful applicants as our property was hotly contested by a large number of interested parties.
With Jennifer’s assistance and guidance we refined our brief through a process of elimination, this allowed us to hone in only on the areas desirable to us without the distraction of the hundreds of properties that were not suitable. A shortlist, which met our needs, was created, and each property rated in order of preference. Jennifer’s local knowledge, commitment to our needs, knowledge of QLD property law and its requirements was outstanding and made our journey exciting and stress free.
When our property eventually came along we had no doubt that it was the one for us! Jennifer’s expertise, organisation, negotiation skills and professionalism gave us an edge over the competition. Jennifer had every detail under control and was exceptional in her dealings with the selling agent, so much so that we secured a strongly contested property under the asking price and well within our budget. We purchased our property sight unseen (via a virtual tour) with total confidence. The contract which Jennifer negotiated for us was watertight.
Wayne and I would highly recommend Jennifer’s services, her guidance and professionalism during the initial search, submitting our offer, negotiation of the contract and pre settlement requirements were exceptional.
If you are contemplating purchasing a property in Cairns, Jennifer Smith is the edge you need! We couldn’t be more thrilled!"
Philip Whitmont, Sydney. April 2016
"I engaged Jennifer's services to evaluate a property in Cairns that I was considering buying as an investment. I live interstate so it was not very practical for me to inspect the property personally. I was also conscious of the facts that I didn't know the Cairns real estate market well and that the whole buying process in Qld is somewhat different to NSW.
Jennifer conducted an initial inspection of the property and also arranged for her colleague to make a comprehensive 20 minute video walkthrough. She also prepared a detailed valuation of the property which included estimates of it's current value obtained using several different techniques. Based on this information I requested Jennifer to negotiate to buy the house on my behalf.
I was very happy with all aspects of Jennifer's professional services and found her fees to be very reasonable. I would definitely recommend her services to anyone considering engaging a buyer's agent in Nth Qld."
E. DRAYCOTT (Glen Iris, Victoria)
31 August 2015
"Due to the logistics of buying a property in Tropical North Queensland from a base in Melbourne, I engaged the expertise of Jennifer Smith.
Jennifer's real estate prowess coupled with her methodical research and negotiation skills were a winner. She was always professional in her dealings, showed a high level of commitment and in general was an absolute delight to work with.
I am extremely happy with my property purchase. Without doubt, Jennifer saved me time and money and I would not hesitate recommending her to any prospective buyer."
D. MCCARRON | NSW
July 2, 2015
"Jennifer recently assisted me in buying an Investment Property in Cairns. Having never lived or invested in the area before, it was critical for me that I got a sound understanding of the market, housing types and locations maximizing both growth and rental return. The amount of detailed knowledge and information not only of the market but also of the community made me confident in the property I eventually chose.
From initially looking and shortlisting, to placing offers, negotiation, contract exchange and settlement were stress free with Jennifer handling all correspondence.
I would thoroughly recommend Jennifer’s services and I personally hope to use NQ Buyer’s Agent again in the future."
A. GEORGE | ACT
March 27, 2014
"After searching for a buyer’s agent in Townsville I came across Jennifer Smith. Jennifer had replied to a blog post from a potential investor and her response showed me that she was genuine and open in her willingness to help buyers. Very refreshing to see. After contacting Jennifer and seeing how professional she was I decided pretty soon after to sign up.
Jennifer did an amazing job of hearing my brief, searching for properties, evaluating each property against my criteria and providing me with advice on whether to pursue the property or not. Her independent and objective advice saved me countless hours of my time and no doubt steered me clear of some potential lemons. In the end I purchased a great place in a sought after suburb in Townsville. The price was good and I’m confident that the property will be a good long term investment.
I cannot speak highly enough of Jennifer and her professionalism as a buyer’s agent. If you’re after someone to help buy a good investment property in Townsville I’d strongly suggest you speak with Jennifer first."