Testimonials

Detailed strategy for private treaty sale

To Whom It May Concern,

In April 2003 I decided to sell our 2-bedroom unit in Carrington Road Coogee and approached Lea Real Estate, the managing agents to negotiate the sale. [...]

To Whom It May Concern,


In April 2003 I decided to sell our 2-bedroom unit in Carrington Road Coogee and approached Lea Real Estate, the managing agents to negotiate the sale.


After discussing the merits of auction V private treaty, Quentin from the firm’s sales dept prepared a detailed strategy for a private treaty sale, which included all costs of feed and commission.


After comparing these costs with those of other agents in the Coogee Randwick area, I found Quentin’s offer more competitive and offered him the exclusive right to sell.


In the meantime, I had also obtained what was considered to be the expected market value of the property from the Australian Property Institute.


Quentin provided me with regular updates on developments and negotiated a sale price some $10,000 above exceptions and closed the sale within four weeks.


I would have no hesitations in recommending this young man to anyone requiring the services within his calling.


Jim Collins

Highly recommend Quentin

To Whom It May Concern,

We have recently exchanged on a Unit to be sold at Bronte through Quentin Lea of Lea Real Estate. While the market may have been slow to yield committed buyers, Quentin's persistence [...]

To Whom It May Concern,


We have recently exchanged on a Unit to be sold at Bronte through Quentin Lea of Lea Real Estate. While the market may have been slow to yield committed buyers, Quentin’s persistence in following up all available prospects ensured the property was sold in a relatively short time period. His communication to us during the sale and bidding process was very good.


In addition, his awareness of our sale requirements was kept in the forefront of his negotiations with potential buyers throughout the advertisement and sale.


Quentin also maintained good relations with our tenant, which was not always easy due to circumstances beyond Quentin’s control. The rates offered by Lea are very competitive and overall add up to a greater return for anyone selling a property in Lea’s domain.


In summary, we would highly recommend Quentin and the Lea Real Estate for similar properties in the area.


James Garvey

7 Ormond Gardens, Coogee

To Whom It May Concern,

This note is to certify that Mr. Quentin Lea of Lea Real Estate, 190 Coogee Bay Rd. Coogee 2034 successfully sold two residential units that I had owned in Ormonde Gardens Coogee. [...]

To Whom It May Concern,


This note is to certify that Mr. Quentin Lea of Lea Real Estate, 190 Coogee Bay Rd. Coogee 2034 successfully sold two residential units that I had owned in Ormonde Gardens Coogee. The sale was completed in July 2003 a very short time period after listing and at a price that fully met my expectations.


Mr. Lea carefully explained the current market conditions and his reasons for listing the properties at the chosen price. He has a very pleasant manner that I am sure assists him in his discussions with prospective purchasers. His own commission and advertising rates were very reasonable.


I would happily recommend Mr. Lea’s services to other prospective clients.


Gary Eckstein

73 Dolphin Street, Coogee

Dear Quentin,
Peter & I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your efforts in selling our home. Your personal reassurance and professional conduct throughout the six-week selling period was more than we expected. We are more than happy with the result achieved and certainly will have no hesitation in recommending your services to others.

Dear Quentin,


Peter & I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your efforts in selling our home. Your personal reassurance and professional conduct throughout the six-week selling period was more than we expected. We are more than happy with the result achieved and certainly will have no hesitation in recommending your services to others.


Joanna Burke

2 Silver Street, Randwick

Hi Quentin,

I would like to take this opportunity to say, well done! Both my mother and I were delighted with the auction outcome. As your father said on the day, "it is like winning the lottery"! [...]

Hi Quentin,


I would like to take this opportunity to say, well done! Both my mother and I were delighted with the auction outcome. As your father said on the day, “it is like winning the lottery”!


I’m sure that your hard work in marketing the property had a great bearing on the outcome and you are to be congratulated on a fine job. The number of contracts that were issued in an indication of the interest you generated. The advertising and marketing plan was obviously spot on, so again I say, well done.


M J Davis

Professional and honest nature

To Whom It May Concern,

I wish to advise that I have known Quentin Lea, of Lea Real Estate, Coogee for approximately 2 years, in a business relationship. [...]

To Whom It May Concern,


I wish to advise that I have known Quentin Lea, of Lea Real Estate, Coogee for approximately 2 years, in a business relationship.


I have found him to act on a professional and honest nature and whatever my enquiry, both my wife and myself have received immediate and efficient attention.


During the course of an auction campaign of our Kensington Unit during June found that it was run quite professionally and I must say my wife and myself were very pleased with the outcome. Any requests were handled promptly and efficiently.


Barry Slack

8/118 Brook Street, Coogee

Dear Quentin,
Having now moved into our new home Janet & I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for you efforts in selling our home. [...]

Dear Quentin,


Having now moved into our new home Janet & I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for you efforts in selling our home. The final price of $435,000 was $20,000 over what we had expected and allowed us to settle comfortably into our new home. We also would like to thank you for taking your time to help us find a property to purchase when we were undecided about where to move. I have no hesitation in recommending you to any future clients who will no doubt benefit from the same professionalism and understanding that you have shown us. Once again, thank you and well done!


Jim Thompson

1/212 Alison Road, Randwick

To Whom It May Concern,

In 1984, I sold my unit in Coogee through Graham Lea of Lindsay Rose Real Estate (currently Lea Real Estate).
At his recommendation, in September 2004, I appointed Quentin Lea as the sole agent for the sale of my property [...]

To Whom It May Concern,


In 1984, I sold my unit in Coogee through Graham Lea of Lindsay Rose Real Estate (currently Lea Real Estate).


At his recommendation, in September 2004, I appointed Quentin Lea as the sole agent for the sale of my property at 1/212 Alison Road Randwick.


Quentin and I agreed it would be best, considering the market, for a private treaty sale rather than auction.


As Christmas approached, Quentin was diligent in pursuing possible purchasers and his quiet, polite manner was able to establish a trusting relationship with the eventual buyer.


Quentin was very thorough and patient in dealing with a market when at the time was being glutted with units. He kept in constant contact with me, providing me with advice and progress reports of the inspections.


He was courteous and considerate both before and after the sale of the property, so I have no hesitation in using his services in the future or recommending Quentin’s professional manner and service to any potential buyers or sellers.


July Hunt

80 Denison Street, Bondi Junction

To Whom It May Concern,

In March of this year, I made the decision to sell my three bedroom semi cottage home at 80 Denison Street, BONDI JUNCTION. I listed my property [...]

To Whom It May Concern,


In March of this year, I made the decision to sell my three bedroom semi cottage home at 80 Denison Street, BONDI JUNCTION. I listed my property with the sales manager of Lea Real Estate, Quentin Lea.


During the 6 week sales campaign Quentin kept me fully informed of the progress of the sale and was always polite and courteous. I was thrilled with when he realised a price of $910,000 which was comparable with the value of the larger terraces located nearby!


I have no hesitation in recommending Quentin as an honest & reliable salesman and I am sure he will do his best to achieve the highest possible price for your property also.


Dianne Bird

Commendation for Quentin Lea and Lea Real Estate

I have been associated with Lea Real Estate for many years in their capacity as managers for our Coogee apartment building. During this time we have had to collaborate on many routine management issues as well as [...]

I have been associated with Lea Real Estate for many years in their capacity as managers for our Coogee apartment building. During this time we have had to collaborate on many routine management issues as well as complex matters requiring special levies and major maintenance. These tasks were undertaken professionally, with more than satisfactory resolution, and whenever the opportunity allowed, with good humour.


Recently our flat was sold. Quentin Lea organised the details for a reasonable and most acceptable fee. All our questions were dealt with clearly and as often as we needed. Indeed, the collaboration was friendly, patient and straightforward. The experience was for us easy and cordial, conducted in a businesslike manner, and made as uncomplicated as such processes allow.


Our association with Lea Real Estate, and with Graham and Quentin Lea in particular, has been a pleasure. I commend their professional skills, developed over many years, and the character with which they conduct their business dealings.


And personally I thank them for their care and consideration over the many years of our acquaintance. Next time I have a real estate transaction to conduct, Ill give them a call.


Marvin Campbell

183 Coogee Bay Road, Coogee NSW

Dear Quentin,

This short letter is to express my appreciation for your handling of the sale of my unit in Abbott Street, Coogee. [...]

Dear Quentin,


This short letter is to express my appreciation for your handling of the sale of my unit in Abbott Street, Coogee. Not only were you able to locate a purchaser willing to meet my asking price of $850,000, but to conduct the whole process from listing to settlement within 10 weeks.


May I also express my appreciation to Lea Real Estate for the professional and competent service it has provided me over many years as the managing agent during the time the unit has been rented, as well as for management of the strata scheme.


Michael Cooke

13 Farrants Rd, Condong NSW

To Whom It May Concern:
This is to commend the service I received from Quentin Lea and his staff at Lea Real Estate on the recent sale of my apartment in Coogee.
I can highly recommend Quentin's honesty [...]

To Whom It May Concern:

This is to commend the service I received from Quentin Lea and his staff at Lea Real Estate on the recent sale of my apartment in Coogee.

I can highly recommend Quentin’s honesty and professionalism and graph of the market for my property. He provided me with an honest assessment of the value of my property and maintained impeccable integrity between potential buyers and myself clearly communicating our respective wishes.

Quentin’s advice to me was sound and turned out to be very accurate – reflecting his expertise and experience in and around the Coogee area. I was quite satisfied with the outcome of the sale in market conditions that were not optimal.

I can also very highly recommend Quentin’s property management services that I found to be far above the standard of other firms I have dealt with. Quentin managed my apartment in Coogee for nearly 4 years – his truly personal and responsible approach makes a world of difference.


I have no hesitation in urging potential customers to take up the services of Lea Real Estate for the selling or management of their property.


Marion Riodan

Highly recommend Quentin Lea to anyone

After recently selling a property through Lea Real Estate I can highly recommend Quentin Lea to anyone else who may be considering selling their home. [...]

After recently selling a property through Lea Real Estate I can highly recommend Quentin Lea to anyone else who may be considering selling their home.

Quentin was wonderful right throughout the sale.

He was very committed to helping make the whole process as easy & stress free as possible for us by both advising us & then attending to the necessary details. We were also kept well informed throughout the entire sale process which achieved an excellent result on the first inspection day.

I have no hesitation in saying it was a pleasure doing business with Quentin & his team.


Narelle Simons

236 Rainbow Street, Coogee NSW

Dear Quentin,
I would like to thank you for your assistance with the sale of my property unit 19, 236 Rainbow Street Coogee NSW. That was the first property I have personally sold [...]

Dear Quentin,

I would like to thank you for your assistance with the sale of my property unit 19, 236 Rainbow Street Coogee NSW. That was the first property I have personally sold and as I have purchased a couple of property I thought it would be a simple process however soon found selling a property is a very difference experience.

I appreciated your knowledge of the local market specifically the block of units my property was in and felt I was provided with a realistic price guide. All communication was timely and professional with our property sold within a short period of time for a realistic price. There were a few difficulties presented during this process and this is where you really need help from someone with experience and you provided simple solutions to fix all problems.


Thank you for your assistance and I would recommend your services to anyone.


Kathy Shepherd

Responsive, knowledgeable and thoughtful advice

Dear Quentin,
Thank you so much for all your efforts in the sale of our apartment in Coogee. Your responsiveness and knowledgable and thoughtful advice made it easy for us to make informed decisions about the process of sale. And we were delighted with the auction result! Many thanks for your great work.

Dear Quentin,

Thank you so much for all your efforts in the sale of our apartment in Coogee. Your responsiveness and knowledgable and thoughtful advice made it easy for us to make informed decisions about the process of sale. And we were delighted with the auction result! Many thanks for your great work.


Julia Cabassi

Professional and honest attitude

Dear Quentin,
I would like thank you and your dedicated staff for the many years of excellent work, managing our Maroubra property! [...]

Dear Quentin,


I would like thank you and your dedicated staff for the many years of excellent work, managing our Maroubra property! We are glad, when the time arrived, we decided, you should market and sell our beloved house.

After all, you as the managing agent of it, you knew the property  much better then any of the “big shot” agents.

You did do such a good job with your professional and honest attitude, in the end of the deal, all parties were happy. The tenants, the buyers, the vendors and we hope, you, as the managing and selling agent, as well.


G & M Jakab

10/7 Bellevue Park Road, Bellevue Hill NSW

To whom it may concern,

Lea Real Estate arranged the sale of my investment unit located in Bellevue Hill. It went to auction in November 2014 and Quentin was able to achieve a very good price. I was very pleased with the result!

To whom it may concern,

Lea Real Estate arranged the sale of my investment unit located in Bellevue Hill.  It went to auction in November 2014 and Quentin was able to achieve a very good price.  I was very pleased with the result!


Bob Max

Very pleased with result

Dear Quentin, Thank you for your efforts in selling my apartment in Randwick. I was very pleased with the result you obtained for me. I was particularly impressed by the friendliness and professionalism of you and your team; communications were clear and any questions I had were promptly answered. This made me feel very much […]

Dear Quentin,


Thank you for your efforts in selling my apartment in Randwick. I was very pleased with the result you obtained for me. I was particularly impressed by the friendliness and professionalism of you and your team; communications were clear and any questions I had were promptly answered. This made me feel very much at ease during the period of the sale. I have recommended your company to some friends of mine who are returning from a post in Beijing and looking to buy in the Coogee area.


Vanessa Sternbeck

13/3-11 Church Street, RANDWICK

To whom it may concern,

It is with great pleasure that I write this reference for Mr Quentin Lea. Quentin and his late father Graham managed the rental of our apartment property in Randwick [...]

To whom it may concern,


It is with great pleasure that I write this reference for Mr Quentin Lea. Quentin and his late father Graham managed the rental of our apartment property in Randwick and those of our friends for many decades, dating back to the early 1970s. Recently Quentin managed the sale of our Randwick apartment.


From this long term experience and association my wife and I have found Quentin a person of great honesty and integrity. He is dedicated, efficient and professional, often responding to issues beyond the normal call of duties. His management of the campaign of the sale of our apartment was superb. His knowledge of potential buyers’ psychology, market conditions, regulations, his advice on renovations and the management of this process, all contributed to a very successful sale. The outcome with which we are very satisfied is evidence of Quentin’s achievement. We should also add that Quentin leads a team of efficient, professional and dedicated staff.


In sum we recommend Quentin without reservations.


Toan Pham