NORTHBRIDGE / CASTLECRAG

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Chris Downie
Chris Downie
Director
Richardson & Wrench
Northbridge / Castlecrag
150 Sailors Bay Road
Northbridge 2063
Phone:
02 9958 1700
Mobile:
0414 966 311
Fax:
02 9958 8414
Email:
chris@randw.com.au

Chris Downie

Experienced, consistent, honest and very professional with over 27 years of sales experience Chris has developed a reputation for exceptional sales results year after year.

In the top 3 sales agents nationally for the R&W network and number 1, three times in the last five years is testament to Chris’ consistent strong results and unrivalled knowledge of the local area.

Raised in Northbridge and still a local resident in Willoughby. Within the community Chris possesses an intimate street by street knowledge of Northbridge, Cammeray and surrounding suburbs. Holding numerous street record prices Chris has managed many hundreds of transactions from prestige waterfront properties to apartments never losing sight that the sale or purchase of a home is likely one of his client’s most important decisions.

An experienced and skilled negotiator, Chris understands the importance of every clients underlying needs to ensure transparency while creating a positive environment to achieve the best possible result.

Chris is the ultimate professional who knows and understands that his business is more than just property. It is about people. People whose homes are the base upon which they will nurture families, build wealth and find sanctuary.

A director of a family run business operating for 27 years with a reputation as a highly ethical operator with a consistent auction clearance rate in excess of 90%. A licensed real estate agent for 25 years Chris Downie is the smart choice for your next sale or purchase with honest professional advice, clear communication skills, unrivalled local knowledge and remarkable consistent results.

What People Say

  • Thank You Chris! After over 30 years in the property industry, it has been a highlight to have met Chris and have him sell our home. Chris' honesty, hard work, integrity, intelligence and thorough understanding of the Northbridge market, coupled with his genuine enthusiasm for selling property, has made the sale of our home a very enjoyable experience. Thank you for what you have achieved for our family.
    Mark and Vanya - owners 25 Harden Avenue, Northbridge
  • Outstanding agent - Chris Downie is credible and hardworking. He is very experienced in the real estate market and his knowledge of Northbridge is second to none. Whilst Chris is professional and proactive in nature, he is also warm and approachable. Chris was available throughout the whole sales campaign and we would definitely seek Chris’ expertise for future property transactions. We would not hesitate to recommend Chris Downie and the team at Richardson & Wrench, Northbridge.
    Cvet - purchaser 34 Tunks Street Northbridge
  • Chris Downie of Richardson and Wrench Northbridge recently sold my house in Northbridge and I was very happy with the result. Chris was always extremely professional and in constant communication with myself and the potential buyers. He was very proactive, following up with everyone after each open house and advising me through regular phone calls and a weekly report as to the feedback and level of interest from potential buyers. My house was an unusual and interesting property and Chris worked very hard and persistently to achieve a great result. He was always positive, straightforward and calm, guiding me through the whole auction and sale process. I would highly recommend Chris and his team!
    Lyn - Owner 81 Cliff Avenue Northbridge
  • Dear Chris,

    Having held my Northbridge home for some 27 years, the decision to put in on the market was not easy. However, right from the start your insight into the property market at Northbridge, particularly regarding the optimal method of sale, likely price range and most appropriate marketing strategy, set the conditions for the highly favourable sale outcome that we achieved. The entire process was managed in a thoroughly professional and considered manner, from your initial assessment of the property’s market price range, management of the ‘open for inspections’ and supporting potential purchaser feedback, through to the management of the auction outcome.

    I would not hesitate to recommend the Richardson & Wrench Northbridge team to any prospective vendor.

    Mark - Owner 17 Narani Crescent Northbridge
  • Dear Chris,

    We wanted to take the opportunity to sincerely thank you and your team for your exceptional services in the sale of our unit. The result at auction exceeded our expectations and we are beyond happy with the outcome.

    We have truly appreciated your friendly manner, honesty and enthusiasm. Your extensive knowledge of the market and the Northbridge area, invaluable advice and professionalism made for a seamless auction campaign. The detailed feedback reports and regular phone contact ensured that we were fully informed and felt confident during the entire process.

    We wouldn't hesitate to recommend your services to others.

    Antony & Vanessa - Owner 9/283 Sailors Bay Road Northbridge
  • I just wanted to touch base and thank you for the great job you did on Saturday. Everything went exactly as you forecast and achieved a great outcome. It was so pleasing to know that a lovely couple with three gorgeous little children were the successful purchasers.

    Many thanks again

    Tricia - Owner 12 Malacoota Road Northbridge
  • Many thanks for all your help and advice during the sale of our property at 191 Sailors Bay Road, Northbridge.

    A good result and we very much appreciated all the reports and updates after the open days - Thanks to Craig also.

    Marjorie & Peter - Owner 191 Sailors Bay Road Northbridge
  • Ian and I would just like to thank you both for handling the sale of our house with such understanding and professionalism. We made the right choice of agent and the amazing thing is we love our new home, the view is terrific and the whole process for us has been as good as it can be!

    Good luck for the remainder of 2014 selling!

    Anne & Ian - Owner 9 Narooma Road Northbridge
  • Thank you for your support over the years in selling our property at 13
    Courallie Road, Northbridge.
    We had several attempts, each time you provided a range and achieved offers
    within this that met our expectations.
    Previously, our choice not to sell was due to having difficulty in locking
    down the property that we were attempting to purchase.

    In the end, we finally bought prior to selling! Generally, under these
    circumstances it can be stressful yet it was a pleasure to deal with such
    an honest and straight forward professional. Knowing we could trust our
    agent helped us to make the decisions regarding where and how we wanted to
    live our lives and enjoy our home.

    During numerous rounds of the sales process, we always felt that there was
    a very high level of integrity and that communication was key. Our
    impressions are positive, we have made several referrals over the years and
    feel that it is important to provide a written 'thank you' as this is not
    something that we regularly do however felt it was warranted

    Sarah & Tony - Owner 13 Courallie Road Northbridge
  • We really appreciated all your hard work for us this year and just wanted to let you know how very pleased we were that we listed our house with you. We valued your professionalism, patience and experience when things got a bit stressful.

    We were particularly impressed and loved the detailed feedback you gave after every open, the information was truly valued. We have sold two houses previously through other agencies and never received this level of feedback.

    The house sold at auction, for well above our expectations. We were very satisfied with the whole process.

    Thanks also for all the work put in from your team and to Pam for all her advice throughout the year and support particularly through settlement.

    Thank you and Merry Christmas

    Louise & Ross - Owner 13 Kalgoorlie Street Willoughby
  • Many thanks for selling our unit, fast! Your friendly and professional approach ensured we got the price we wanted.
    It was always a pleasure dealing with you.

    Tess & Michael - Owner 4/283 Sailors Bay Road Northbridge
  • When we decided to place our residence of some 36 years on the market for sale we enquired of friends, including a local solicitor, as to the best agent in the area. The Downie's of Richardson & Wrench were by far the most mentioned. Our subsequent experience confirmed the accuracy of this information.

    Chris Downie, at all times during the sale period, conducted himself in the most professional manner. His advice as to selling tactics was "spot on". His mediation and communication during the sale negotiations were critical in securing agreement between the parties.

    At all times Chris kept us informed as to progress. We don't recall ever having to chase him for updates on the progress of the sale.

    We strongly recommend him to vendors.

    Jan & Michael - Owner 79 Minimbah Road Northbridge
  • It has been so nice to deal with you for the 3rd time. We achieved great prices when you sold two houses for me six years ago. Now you have sold my son Tobias' one bedroom unit with lock up garage in Cammeray. It was indeed a very successful auction at a great price which was well above the reserve price. Thank you very much.

    You also saved me a lot of worries and hassles by looking after the sale throughout the whole process, helping the old tenant to move out after occupying the unit for years, giving advice on the renovation before sale and putting the property on the market for auction. All your service was professional. We do appreciate it greatly.

    Wishing you all the success in the future

    Cordelia - Owner 20 Woonona Road Northbridge
  • We are most appreciative of the care and attention you gave to the selling of our property at 71 Coolawin Road, Northbridge and for the successful outcome you achieved. Right from the outset when you presented your proposal we have been impressed with your professional approach and in depth knowledge of the market. We developed a high level of confidence in your ability to present our property on its merits.

    Your ability to gain the confidence of buyers by your honest and straightforward approach in negotiating on our behalf resulted in a final outcome which met our expectations. We would have no hesitation in recommending your engagement as the selling agents for property in Northbridge.

    Ruth & Norman - Owner 71 Coolawin Road Northbridge
  • Thank you very much for the professional manner in which you assisted us in the sale of our Northbridge home. Your advice on tactics and approach was excellent and we are very pleased with the result. We also appreciated the timely feedback which you gave us throughout the sales campaign.

    Needless to say, we would not hesitate to recommend you and your team to other Northbridge residents should the occasion arise.Thank you again for your help.

    George & Meredith - Owner 88 Kameruka Road Northbridge
  • Just a note to thank you so much for the professional way you handled the sale of my home. From our first meeting I knew I would be safe having you handle our sale. I wouldn't even dream of interviewing any other agent in the area. Every appointment you were on time, efficient and courteous but most of all you delivered, beyond my expectations a price that enabled me to make important financial decisons and within hours of our first “open”. Thank you again.

    I always knew you run a great team!

    Doreen - Owner 23 Strathallen Avenue Northbridge
  • Dear Mr. Downie and the team at R&W Northbridge,

    We are writing this letter in appreciation to you and your team who have worked hard to accomplish the recent sale of our property.

    We appreciate how you conducted every aspect of the sale in a very professional, timely and dedicated manner, including advice on presentation, advertising and open homes, all the way up to the auction. The outstanding results are even more impressive considering we were not able to attend in person as we live in Italy. Regardless of the distance, at each stage of the process we felt confident that all details were being addressed, and that we were receiving the best possible advice.

    Your expertise and long lasting knowledge of the Northbridge area have truly impressed us, and we have no hesitation in reporting very positive feedback, and would absolutely recommend your services.

    John & Prudence - Owner 22 Calbina Road Northbridge
  • I am not one who would be known for praising realtors but i am open-minded enough to change my view if proven wrong. The recent sale of my Northbridge home by Chris Downie from Richardson & Wrench Northbridge is a case in point.

    I would be happy to give my strongest recommendation to Chris Downie and his team. I was consulted and kept fully informed in every aspect of the sale process and the professionalism shown by Chris could not be faulted.
    The attitude and commitment they bring to their work made the transaction a pleasure. I would recommend Chris Downie and his team from Richardson & Wrench Northbridge to anybody looking to sell their home

    Shane - Owner 8 Narooma Road Northbridge
  • We would like to thank you for representing us in the sale of two properties, our previous home and our investment property, and the purchase of our new home.

    You gained our confidence in selling our properties by providing a very professional service. Your personal involvment focused on every detail of the sale process and we appreciated your straight forward and prompt communication which at all times minimised uncertainty in the transactions.

    Your prompt service allowed us to unbelievably purchase our new home within four days of our first viewing it.
    We hope our association will continue into the future

    Michael & Nicole - Owner 41A Kameruka Road Northbridge
  • We would like to thank you and your team for the successful sale of our house at Northbridge.

    Our relationship developed from your efficient rental management of the house for two years whilst we were in Singapore. This was followed by the preparation of the house for sale in 2008. However due to the sudden deterioration of the property market due to the financial crisis, we decided half way through the campaign to suspend marketing.

    Nevertheless the recent sale of our house has achieved we believe a result at or above the real value of the property. You were able to create successfully a final round of selling and provided competitive tension to enable us to extract this value.

    We thank you for your professionalism and enthusiasm over this period with a great result.

    Carl - Owner 6 Clafton Avenue Northbridge
  • Chris and his team are by far the most successful team in Northbridge, as sales records will validate. Chris has an incredible insight into the market in Northbridge and will almost certainly advise one on the correct strategy to follow, to achieve a successful sale in the Northbridge area. Chris achieved an excellent result for us on the sale of 18 Byora Crescent, in what was a difficult market.

    Chris is very flexible in his approach and assisted in trimming marketing costs to an acceptable level. Chris is forthright when necessary, to assist in guiding one to achieve a good outcome. The entire process was handled seamlessly with the minimum of fuss.

    A big thank you to Chris and his team.

    Deon - Owner 18 Byora Crescent Northbridge
  • I’m very pleased that I chose you to sell my investment property at 7A Harden Avenue Northbridge.

    Over the last 25 years, I’ve had a wide range of experiences with real estate agents in Brisbane and Sydney. The service that I received from you for this sale was by far the best I’ve encountered.

    Your confidence in and knowledge of the local property market, together with your genuine desire to achieve a good result contributed significantly to the positive outcome.

    One of your favourite expressions during the course of our many conversations was: “Do it once, do it right”.
    Your work during the sale of my property clearly demonstrates not only your belief in this expression but also that you’re prepared to put it into action. I would be happy to recommend your services to anyone I know who may be thinking of selling.

    Thanks again and kind regards.

    Chris - Owner 7A Harden Avenue Northbridge
  • Thank you both very much for your knowledgeable guidance and excellent professional advice in achieving the recent sale of my house, in a period of economic uncertainty. Your in depth and longterm knowledge of the market in Northbridge was an integral part of this. I appreciated your care in keeping me advised at all times of any changes in the situation, and felt your positive interaction with potential buyers was an important element in achieving a good outcome. Many thanks for all the hard work and dedication you both put into the campaign, and thanks also to your staff for their support.
    Moira - Owner Minnamurra Road Northbridge
  • It is with immense gratitude that I write to thank you for bringing the sale of 20 Byora Crescent Northbridge to such a satisfying conclusion. Your advice was always given with great positivity and consideration for our particular situation and your knowledge of the area was amazingly detailed, I was most impresses by your meticulous reports after each open house.
    It was a joy to find someone who obviously took great pleasure in his work and to learn that you had inspired the same reaction in others thus confirming us in our choice.

    Mary - Owner 20 Byora Crescent Northbridge
  • Recently, at auction, I sold my Northbridge 2 bedroom apartment through Chris Downie. The whole process was managed in a most professional manner, including reports by phone after each inspection opening, followed by an email containing full details. Throughout, Chris’s advice was very pertinent, and he was always most enthusiastic. The auction exceeded expectations and was very impressively run. In the future I would be very happy to have Chris manage another sale or purchase.
    Sue - Owner 2/276 Sailors Bay Road Northbridge
  • Ian and I would just like to thank you both for handling the sale of our house with such understanding and professionalism. We made the right choice of agent and the amazing thing is we love our new home, the view is terrific and the whole process for us has been as good as it can be! Good luck for the remainder of 2014 selling!
    9 Narooma Road, Northbridge
  • Debra and I would like to thank you for your efforts in relation to the recent sale of our Northbridge property, having been both a buyer and seller through R&W Northbridge we have found your approach at all times to be discreet, professional and efficient. We were particularly impressed with your long association with Northbridge and outstanding local knowledge. In a less than ideal market, you were able to achieve the sale within a tight timeframe and we valued your advice and most importantly, your ability to find the buyers.
    David - Owner 54 Coolawin Road Northbridge
  • Having known Pam And Chris for many years our choice of appointing Richardson & Wrench at Northbridge was not by chance. We were confident they had the depth of market knowledge and quality of professional advice to achieve a realistic market outcome. We were very pleased with their detailed management of the whole sales process and the ultimate outcome.
    Peter & Jane - Owner 54 Coolawin Road Northbridge
  • Just a short note from Alex and I to say how pleased we were with the way you handled the sale of our home. Your advice both prior to selling and throughout the process was of great benefit and contributed to the successful sale. We have to admit we were surprised how quickly the house sold while still achieving our price target. Hope 2010 continues to be a successful year for you and trust our paths cross some time again in the future.
    Jamie - Owner 5 Neeworra Road Northbridge
  • > 2015 - 3rd Place Most Outstanding Salesperson (Income)
    > 2014 - Most Outstanding Salesperson by Income
    > 2014 - 1st Place National Salesperson
    > 2013 - 3rd Place National Salesperson
    > 2012 - 1st Place National Salesperson
    > 2011 - 1st Place National Salesperson

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