Testimonials | McCarthy Estate Agents


Tony and I would like to sincerely thank you for your time and efforts in selling our properties in just a short time.
I would recommend McCarthy Estate Agents to anyone interested in getting a great price and a sale around the Sydney area.
S Pham and T MacAndrew
Dear Gerard,
I just wanted to send you this Email to thank you and your team for your time and effort in selling our property in Rozelle for $755,000 which in the current market is an excellent result…..
Your help and advice from beginning to end was extremely helpful and it’s always nice to see that business owners like yourself are still willing to go the extra mile. The promptness of feedback was extremely impressive and I always had the feeling you had my best interests at heart which to me was really the most important factor! Also the fact you were always just a phone call away and always made time for me when I had any queries made the stressful process of selling a property much more bearable. Your relaxed yet proactive approach was really superb!
I am also very happy that we took the approach to work with a boutique company like yourselves rather than work with a bigger company where I have already started to experience the frustrations of doing so, whilst trying to get information on properties I would like to inspect, with a view to purchase……I have spoken to so many voicemails with no return call I couldn’t be more frustrated……
All in all I really would have absolutely no issues in recommending you to anyone that will listen should they require an extremely professional real estate agent
I really do wish you all the best and hope to deal with you at some time in the future
Best Regards,
S Kunkun
We are really pleased with the way Gerard McCarthy managed the sale of our home. Communication is a key strength for Gerard and his team, we were constantly and thoroughly updated post every inspection.
 We always felt that Gerard had time for us. In fact, he provided very detailed advice for the preparation for the sale of our home. Gerard has provide us with very useful advice leading up to, during and post the sale of our home -including helpful moving tips.  In the end, we were happy with the result of the sale.
Thanks again Gerard, it was a pleasure to work with you.
Best regards,
M Cheung
We are so glad to have chosen Gerard McCarthy to sell our house. In a slow market, their perseverance in following up with client leads and their advice during the auction process ensured we sold our house in a timely manner.
Open-inspections, marketing campaign and regular feedbacks were all conducted in a way that made our lives easier during the emotional process of selling one’s home. We can only recommend Gerard and his team.
F Semczak
I am very happy with the entire process and the result.
Thank you for all your efforts. You all made it extremely easy. I put faith in the right people. No improvements (I would certainly provide the feedback if there were some).
I look forward to a cold beer (wine for me) on our return.
Thank you
K Heaney
Dear Gerard & Team Members
Thank you very much for the successful sale of my property at Sheehy Street, Glebe last week.
I am very pleased with the way you and your colleagues conducted the open-house and your dealings with me and the buyer.
You achieved the best possible price for my property.
Thank you once again and shall recommend you to my friends and relatives in the future
Sincerely yours
L Krishnan
Dear Gerard,
We write to thank you and your team for your professionalism in handling the recent sale of our property. The price achieved at auction was unbelievable, far exceeding our expectations. The fact that there were a total of 170 inspections, 30 contracts issued and 15 registered bidders at the auction is a testament to your great communication skills in marketing the property.
We were overwhelmed by your genuine enthusiasm and interest in exposing the property to a wide spectrum of potential buyers and in achieving the best possible outcome for us. The entire sales process was handled with the utmost professionalism and integrity. We appreciated your down to earth approach and honesty, and the prompt feedback we received throughout the open-house inspection period.
Dealing with Kim was also a pleasure. At all times during the marketing campaign Kim showed a great deal of interest in the sale of our property and was friendly and helpful to us. We believe Kim is a great asset to the company.
We are extremely pleased to have chosen McCarthy Estate Agents to sell our property. Indeed, in hindsight we do not believe we could have made a better choice. We would have no hesitation in highly recommending your company to anyone wishing to sell their property. We wish you great success for the future.
Yours sincerely,
N & K Girardin
I wish to thank you for selling our Balmain home last week with exchange of contract after a three week sales campaign. Everything was dealt with in a friendly and efficient manner and the negotiated price and settlement date met our expectations. Your agency was unknown to us until recommended by our solicitor, who has sold his Lilyfield property through you.
As you know we invited three estates to provide proposals to sell our home. You provided us with research material to support your valuation of our property and were willing to answer any questions we had about the valuation or your services. Most importantly we developed a relationship with you built on trust. We decided you would best represent our home to prospective buyers, many of whom already reside in the locality. Your excitement and enthusiasm for the property itself was no doubt important for you in negotiating with all prospective buyers up until the exchange of contracts. The end result pleased both ourselves and hopefully the successful buyer.
We would have no hesitation in recommending your services to any prospective vendor.
P & R Bartlett
Once again Gerard has succeeded in achieving an excellent result for us in the sale of our home at Lamb Street Lilyfield. Gerard gave us appropriate advice from start to finish.
He was constantly available during the preparation of the property and throughout the sale campaign. Whenever concerns arose Gerard and his team worked to take care of them and to continue on track towards the sale of our property.
Gerard is a great bloke whom I trust and am very grateful to for his Real Estate expertise. We highly recommend him and his service to anyone looking to buy or sell a property.
R Bolzan
We are writing to express our thanks to you and the team for the professional manner in which the recent sale of our Rozelle home was handled.
As sellers, the choice of an agent is an extremely daunting and sometimes difficult process. Your honest approach to appraisal, marketing and negotiations was both refreshing and effective, resulting in a more then satisfactory result on the day of auction.
Beyond your commercial responsibilities, the advice you offered throughout the marketing campaign and on the day of auction itself was invaluable, and certainly ensured that all the hard decisions were made with the best information possible.
We wish you all the best in the future and will be sure to recommend your services to friends and colleagues that are seeking both an honest and professional agent.
B & M Swain
I would like to express a big thank you for all you and your team has done to effect a successful outcome when I put my property in your hands to market. Most impressive is the number of web-visits recorded. At 1200+, it has got to be some record! I believe the number of phone inquiries and inspections was also at a record high. And all this at a time when the property market is supposed to go to sleep over the Christmas break.
Why did I choose you to market my property?
Simple. Because I knew you would listen and execute what I want; I knew you would not tell me what I want is not achievable, especially since I have done some careful research and calculations, and I know that I am not over the top with my expectations.
The property I gave you was not the easiest to market. It is in a busy street, noisy on the balcony and sitting room, but it has transport at the door and is near a trendy street. It is not in a pretty building, not does it have a well known developer, but you found solution in getting in a stylist. Brilliant strategy, and it paid off.
Another reason is your accessibility. I could call at any time and expect an answer. I didnt have to feel frustrated chasing shadows, and this is very important in todays very busy climate.
I certainly have no hesitation in recommending you to my friends and contacts. I tell them that you have the ability to make them feel that they are your only clients, that you provide services well above what is expected. You have a reputation to live up to.
E Teo
I just wanted to say thankyou for the great job you have done once again selling my property for me. I needed a good result quickly and you succeeded. Next time I will not hesitate in contacting you to sell a property for me.
The sale was a difficult one and through-out I felt that I was in good hands and that I could trust you. Thank you.
O Youssef
Gerard and Peter have proven that there are still honest hard working real estate agents that actually care about a good result. From the beginning they have kept me informed, of all aspects of the sale, and this ultimately helped me in my decision making. I was overwhelmed by their professionalism and friendly attitude, and would recommend them to anyone thinking of selling.
E Zsidi
Many, many thanks for all you did in the sale of our property. We are thrilled with the result and are surprised at how relatively stress-free the whole process was.
Right from the start we were extremely impressed with your professionalism and honesty. Selling a house is daunting and you were both always available to answer questions and most importantly help with the hiccups.
We are happily settled in our new place, but certainly will be in touch should we decide to move again.
D & T Moffatt
Thank you so much for all your effort you put into the sale of my house, and may I congratulate you on your great success…. The price achieved well exceeded my expectations!
I can honestly say that the entire sales process was handled with the utmost professionalism by your whole team. You kept advertising to a minimum while pro-actively ultilising your existing database of potential buyers. In addition, feedback from open inspections was prompt and forthright, and you were immediately accessible at any time to answer my questions or concerns.
I was particularly impressed, however, with your negotiating and closing skills. Many agents can get people through the door, but the real trick is getting the sale “across the line”. With simultaneous interest from more than one party, your ability to keep all prospective buyers on side (while achieving a great outcome for me) was notable.
Again thank you for making the whole experience so quick and stress-free! I would be more than happy to recommend you to any prospective vendor!
A Waugh
We were looking for an agent who would make the process as smooth and as pleasant as possible – not just for us but for the purchasers also.
What really impressed us is that you accomplished that as well as kept us informed every step of the way – we felt totally supported in all our decisions in the sale process, like we were part of a team.
The result exceeded our initial expectations by $70,000. To say the least we were thrilled. Your outstanding efforts on getting additional editorial in the press obviously added to the result. We have already recommended you to some of our friends who are selling and will recommend you again.
Thanks again for your outstanding skills.
K & G Hawson
From the appraisal to the sale we felt Gerard McCarthy was honest and sincere and we were confident that he was doing everything in his power to obtain the best price for us.
He kept us thoroughly informed throughout the process and we were impressed with the comprehensive weekly meeting updates to ensure we were comfortable with how the sale was proceeding.
Needless to say we were very happy with the sale price and would recommend using Gerard again in the future.
S Somervaille
Thank you for getting a great price for our home.
You kept us informed at all times even though we were interstate during our Auction campaign. Thank you for the weekly updates.
Attracting 182 groups to inspect our home and 803 website hits gave us every chance to be seen by as many buyers as available in our price bracket.
We appreciated your professional manner and attention to detail in keeping the house spotlessly clean, the pot plants needed water and presenting our home to the market.
You were the only agent in the inner west that agreed to sign our contact on our terms. It showed that you were prepared to put your customers interest before your own. In our experience a rare quality in the real estate business.
 C Madden
You kept us informed at all times and communication was always open and available. Your ideas for enhancing our sale proved invaluable and your knowledge of the business and market proved spot on. The professionalism and attitude of yourself and staff made the whole process of selling the property a lot easier than I expected.
It was obvious that you needed to work hard to obtain a good price at auction for the property. The extremely satisfactory sale price proves that you did just that!
J Jacks
From the start the marketing campaign was conducted in a very professional manner and we were very happy with the photographs and the description of the property.
It certainly was an added bonus to receive an advertorial in the Sydney Morning Herald and the Inner West Courier at no extra charge. So, thank you for your hard work and persistence.
 That aside, you ensured that we were consistently updated with any developments throughout the weeks, being very supportive, encouraging and empathetic during this emotional process.
The auction result surpassed our expectation and we would highly recommend you to others selling their home.
 K Craig