What Nahid's clients are saying
The recent marketing and sale of our family home of 74 years came at a personally very difficult time for us, as I was in hospital, arriving home just 3 days before the first open. We could not have chosen a more understanding, caring and highly professional agent than Nahid Coventry together with Daniel Blagg.
The whole process of marketing was managed smoothly by the McConnell Bourn team, so that the house was looking its very best by the time it went on the market. Their appraisal was absolutely accurate and we were able to sell the house prior to auction.
We are immensely grateful to Nahid and Daniel for the way they ‘went that extra mile’ to guide us smoothly through a difficult experience and achieve an excellent result.
We have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone thinking of selling in the area.
ELAINE & JAMES ALTMAN
During our recent campaign our friends asked us why we chose McConnell Bourn. It was our perception that MB seemed the most active real estate agency in our local area. Once we accepted the marketing proposal from Daniel and Nahid, we found them both to be friendly, courteous and professionally thorough. Nothing was too much trouble, all questions were answered promptly, update emails and meetings were regular, and at all times we felt "on the same page". We would recommend them to anyone wishing to sell a property in this area.
McConnell Bourn exceeded our expectations both in terms of service and professionalism. We interviewed several other agents and in the end we were glad that we chose correctly. We wanted an agent with strong local market knowledge and proven recent sales history. We also wanted to go with an agency that provided a team of people and not an individual agent, we also utilised the gardening and furniture styling services that MB had recommended and found them extremely professional and good value for money.
Daniel and Nahid did an exceptional job in managing the marketing and sales process. They are excellent negotiators and kept us informed at every step of the process without placing undue pressure on us.
I would recommend Daniel, Nahid and MB to anyone looking to sell their home.
MR M TING & MS G CORBETT
We recently appointed Nahid and Daniel to handle the sale of our parents’ deceased estate in East Lindfield. From the outset, we were impressed by the professionalism of both Nahid and Daniel and felt comfortable appointing them to represent us in the selling process. Great sensitivity was also shown by them in dealing with family members through this difficult process. The property required considerable work to prepare it for sale and this was efficiently co-ordinated by Nahid whilst keeping costs to a minimum. The process was made very painless from our perspective as vendors and the end result was exceptional, showing the property off to its best advantage. Subsequently, only after a few weeks of being appointed as agent, the property was sold for a great price without the need to go to auction. Nahid's negotiation skills were excellent and she was able to achieve an exceptional price satisfactory to all family members. I unreservedly commend the services of both Nahid and Daniel.
It is with pleasure that we are able to provide this testimonial for Nahid Coventry of McConnell Bourn. We have been fortunate to have Nahid handle the sale of our home in Killara and also our purchase of a new home in Lindfield. It was most important for us to have an open, honest and personable approach to selling. It became obvious to us in our process of looking around at houses that Nahid and the McConnell Bourn team stood out from the others. Nahid has taken the time to get to know us and has made the experience worthwhile we think for all the families involved. We would certainly recommend anyone considering selling or buying to give Nahid a call.
VIC AND NICOLE MCCLELLAND
Dear Nahid & the McConnell Bourn team, I am writing to thank you for the great job you did marketing and selling our house in Lindfield recently. The marketing and presentation of the house ensured we received widespread exposure and lots of buyers through the door. You even managed to get us an editorial feature in the domain section of the Saturday herald at no cost to us which was invaluable. The process was handled very professionally from start to finish and it was clear that we were with the local area specialists. We have referred our neighbours to you and we would continue to recommend you to other friends in the area.
Dear Nahid, Richard and I wanted to thank you for the excellent job you did selling our home in Lindfield. The process was very smooth and the communication excellent enabling us to make informed decisions as the sale progressed. More importantly for us was your calm and controlled approach. We had no doubt that you had our best interests front of mind during the process. We would wholeheartedly recommend your services and have in fact done so to many neighbours and friends! Thank you also to Natasha and Matthew as it was lovely to deal with such a professional team.
MICHELLE AND RICHARD BLANKS
Nahid Coventry of McConnell Bourn was most attentive whilst selling us our dream home. She answered all our questions and was always easy to reach. It was a pleasure to deal with Nahid. We will definitely use McConnell Bourn again in the future and recommend our friends and family.
We are writing to sing the praises of Nahid Coventry and the team at McConnell Bourn, who recently sold our home at 43 Nelson Street Gordon. The whole sale process was made much less stressful by the professionalism, honesty and courtesy afforded us by McConnell Bourn. Nahid, Matt Bourn gave us an accurate appraisal of our property and presented us with a well-considered and professional marketing plan. The photography of our home was brilliantly executed, the copy well-written and the advertising looked fantastic as a result. Most importantly, Nahid worked extremely hard to bring qualified and interested buyers through the home, acting with integrity and care at all times. We can’t thank her enough for her willingness to “go the extra mile” in achieving what we believe was the best possible sale result for us. We are delighted to recommend Nahid and the team to anyone considering selling their home, particularly on the upper north shore where they have great networks and a very good track record. It is our view that the boutique nature of the agency enhanced the team’s ability to market our home in an appropriate manner, and we believe others considering selling prestige properties would similarly benefit. We are convinced that choosing McConnell Bourn to sell our property was absolutely the right decision and we are thrilled with the result. The property sold within the time frame we wanted, for the price we wanted, with minimal stress and disruption to our busy lives. We highly recommend the services of Nahid Coventry and appreciate the interest and contribution of agency principal Matt Bourn in the process. They really delivered for us.
SUE AND JOHN STEEDMAN
At the conclusion of my initial meeting with Nahid Coventry to discuss the sale of my property and, on the following day, the extended discussion of how that sale would be managed, I was motivated to select McConnell Bourn from a number of agencies for the following reasons. From the outset Nahid was thoroughly prepared with all relevant documentation at hand. Nahid listened to my comments, ideas, concerns and was most articulate as she outlined a potential sales program, providing detailed information for the strategies recommended. From that time on there were daily conversations on preparation and management of the sale and negotiating with the many parties involved: tradespeople I needed, photographer, stylist, editorial people and all those who came through the door to view the house. Every query and concern I had was immediately addressed and followed up and I was always kept informed of buyers’ comments and level of interest. Finally, selling my house was a much less stressful experience than I envisaged because of Nahid’s warm, engaging manner. It was easy for me to talk with her through those many weeks because I felt she cared and that I could always trust her. I commend and recommend Nahid Coventry with enthusiasm and without hesitation.
Nahid was very professional and easy to deal with throughout the sales process. From the outset she demonstrated her experience in giving us sensible and sound advice on achieving best outcome and listened carefully to our objectives. We were working on a tight timeframe and she helped us list within a very short time period. Nahid was very diligent and exceeded our expectations, at all times she kept us very well informed of status and progress and was proactive in following up prospects. We felt Nahid was well on top of all Matters and we're delighted with the outcome achieved.
In October 2013 we engaged McConnell Bourn to sell our property in Burgoyne Street Gordon. The team assigned to us comprised Matthew Bourn, Nahid Coventry and Daniel Blagg. We were very happy with the service provided by this McConnell Bourn team, were very happy with the outcome (private treaty sale in December 2013), and would commend McConnell Bourn to anyone contemplating selling property in Sydney's upper north shore. At no time throughout the sales campaign were we put under pressure to accept an offer, nor was any attempt made to lower our expectations. McConnell Bourn stood by their initial estimate of the selling price range and all three team members worked extremely hard to get the right outcome for us. At all times Matthew, Nahid and Daniel acted with the utmost professionalism and always in a pleasant manner. We would not hesitate to use them again.
STEVE & DOT MURPHY
On Saturday our house was sold at a very successful auction. Our success was due to the McConnell Bourn real estate team and in particular Nahid Coventry. Nahid arranged everything that was required to present our home in the most inviting and appealing way. From the moment I engaged Nahid she relieved me of all the stress and worries of preparing the house for market. Not only did did Nahid explain and undertake all the finer details of marketing, she kept me informed through the six weeks by email printouts and phone calls. I confidently recommend Nahid and the McConnell Bourn team to anyone buying or selling property. In fact I already have.
Nahid and Daniel are a great team and did an excellent job in marketing and managing our auction process. We knew Nahid from a previous purchase but had not had the opportunity to utilise her services on the sales side. She was everything we thought she would be: hard working, professional, effective, determined, and knowledgeable with a great sales network. We always felt we were receiving the best advice and service with her in charge. We were also very impressed with the wider McConnell Bourn team on auction day. All were very courteous and professional in managing all aspects of the auction day and we were particularly thankful to Matthew Bourn for being at our auction and advising us whilst the actual auction was in progress. With Nahid, Daniel and McConnell Bourn, we do not think we could have achieved a better result with another agency.
MARC AND KATHERINE MARRINER
We were delighted to have worked with McConnell Bourn in marketing our property. Nahid and Daniel were both extremely professional and dedicated to the process, acting in our best interests during the campaign. Having dealt with Nahid previously as buyers, we were impressed with her knowledgeable approach and credible manner. This is the reason we chose her to act on our behalf as vendors and we were just as happy in this aspect too. We would not hesitate to recommend your agency to anyone we know.
Thanks for completing the sale of our home this week. In your initial discussions with us you provided your estimate of the market value and succeeded in selling in that range. Over five weeks you worked assiduously to present our home to the market and keep us accurately informed of the progress. On a couple of occasions during the sale process it was clear to us that you were putting our interests ahead of your own. So we thank your organisation for its professional methodology and you both for undertaking the sale with such energy and dedication.
W & P L
A big thank you from Karen and Lester Doecke at 38 Middle Harbour Rd Lindfield, especially to Nahid and Daniel. The selling of our house was handled in a most professional way. We appreciated the honesty and directness of the company, and decisions were simplified because of this. Trades people were suggested by the company and they all worked out well. We loved the way the house was presented for selling. Selling a house can be extremely stressful, but I felt there was excellent communication and someone at the end of a phone when needed. There is a lot of behind the scenes work I hadn’t realized. The house ended up going to auction and we believe we ended up with an excellent outcome.
KAREN & LESTER DOECKE
Both Janelle and I would like to pass on our thanks to all of the team, but Nahid in particular for such a fantastic job, we know that we always present slightly off camber situations but no issue was too difficult to be handled with a cheery and professional approach. We are 110% satisfied with the approach and result and do not think that we could have achieved any better result and are very thankful that we selected McConnell Bourn and Nahid in particular, she has been a revelation to us. So thank you again, when we get over the immediate after effects of the sale (bad back and flu) we will think of a suitable thank you.
RICHARD, JANELLE, JADE & HANNAH NEATH
We both feel so fortunate to have been gifted the services of Nahid and Daniel in the sale of our house. The whole world it appears, seems keen to emphasise the stress involved in selling a family home. This was certainly not our experience. All we can say is that both Nahid and Daniel displayed an effortless professionalism and calm focus in their endeavours, as well as a completely transparent analysis of the ongoing campaign. Not only did they make selling our home stress free, but we feel certain that no other agents could have achieved a better result for the property. Nahid and Daniel were our dynamic duo and we`d have no hesitation in recommending them.
IAN & MEL
McConnell Bourn, thank you for gaining a much better than expected price for our home. Daniel and Nahid from day one were enthusiastic and very supportive. They kept us up to date with all aspects of the sale of our home, reporting on each open house in detail. They were always on time and did whatever they said they would do. They kept us in the loop with prospective buyers and any questions the buyers may have. Our solicitor was kept up to date and only needed to speak to us when there were special questions only we could answer. Daniel and Nahid treated us with respect and assurance at all times. I certainly would recommend their services to prospective Vendors.
GAIL & WILLIAM HIRST
Our experience in dealing with McConnell Bourn and our agents Scott, Nahid, Clare and Terry was extremely positive. We had the choice of many agents and we selected McConnell Bourn due to its outstanding reputation in the industry, its high level of professionalism in their overall approach, and incredible knowledge and experience in the area. Our property was in the luxury end of price brackets and demanded very careful consideration around positioning, presentation, and the market. The team, led by Scott, kept us well informed throughout the process and remained focused from the very start. In particular Scott was tireless in his efforts to ensure we were dealing with qualified buyers and ended up with the best buyer for our home. We would have no hesitation in recommending Scott and the rest of the team at McConnell Bourn to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate.
GEORGE MALTEZOS & HENRIETTE MINASIAN
My wife and I have just sold our home at 5 Adelaide Avenue, East Lindfield. Nahid Coventry and Daniel Blagg, from McConnell Bourn, were our agents and we could not be happier with their performance or the outcome they obtained for us. The property sold in less than a week for a fantastic price. Until now I have questioned the value add of even the ‘premium’ real estate agents but, having seen them in action, I have changed my thinking. Nahid demonstrated genuine integrity at all times – she was open and transparent with us through the whole process and kept us constantly updated. But most importantly I think her negotiation skills separate her from most other agents. We don’t believe anyone could have achieved a better price than Nahid did for us and we have no hesitation in recommending her and Daniel to anyone who is looking to sell their home.
JOHN & MELANIE LYNAM
A successful campaign to sell a property requires an agent to have exceptional skills in communication and marketing along with an unswerving determination to achieve the best outcome for their client. In each and every one of these aspects Daniel, Nahid, Matthew and the team at McConnell Bourn far exceeded our expectations. We chose McConnell Bourn because their integrity when pitching aligned with the way we believed property ought to be sold. In this they did not disappoint, never criticizing their competitors and treating the concerns of all potential buyers with the utmost respect. From the outset Daniel Blagg’s enthusiasm for our property was apparent and it never wavered throughout the campaign. His attention to detail on the day photographs were taken was extraordinary as he literally ‘stood over’ the photographer until he was satisfied the perfect shots had been achieved. We were also impressed by Daniel’s efficiency and the speed at which he got things done backed up by the terrific team at McConnell bourn. Daniel has an amazing ability to remain calm and professional at all times, even at the height of what proved to be an intense auction. The advice we received throughout the campaign and particularly in the final moments before the auction meant that we were able to achieve a selling price with which we were absolutely thrilled. We have already recommended McConnell bourn to several of our friends and wouldn’t hesitate in contacting them again should we need to sell another property.
McConnell Bourn and Nahid Coventry were recommended to me by friends who had sold their home in Killara. They were very pleased with both the sales process and the outcome. When I first met Nahid & Daniel Blagg I was impressed with their quiet and professional approach and felt in "safe hands". They explained clearly their recommendations about the marketing program and auction, & did not hesitate to answer any of my questions. Throughout the sales campaign they kept me informed at least twice weekly with both verbal and written reports. The auction was run very smoothly by what seemed to be the entire McConnell Bourn team, providing excellent assistance to those bidding on the day and leading to a very satisfactory outcome. I was very impressed & satisfied with the entire sales & auction process and would not hesitate to recommend McConnell Bourn to any of my friends.
Nahid recently sold our house. We found her extremely helpful throughout the process. She advised us on how best to present the house for sale to maximise its appeal, developed an excellent and highly effective marketing campaign, bought a good depth of potential buyers to the property, read the market and the buyers well and kept us well informed of developments throughout the sale process. We were delighted with both the service and the outcome.
STEVE & ALISON GATT
Nahid has been involved in our area for a number of years and when we decided to sell we asked her to consider our circumstances. Rather than glibly telling us what our home would sell for, Nahid explained the local market, told us how she'd engage potential purchasers and how she'd ensure best offers would come forward. She then delivered exactly the service she said she would, kept us informed of progress and we couldn't be happier with the outcome.
RUSSELL & TRACEY MURPHY
Dear team at McConnell Bourn,
Thank you for your assistance and support during the recent sale of our home of 30 years at 21 Elgin St Gordon.
Right from the first meeting with Daniel and Nahid the professionalism of your organisation shone through and we were confident that you could best deliver the result we were wanting.
Of special interest to us in the early days was your list of tradesmen. We used several of these and they were superb!
Our whole team worked really well together especially on the big day! Vic Lorusso as auctioneer was excellent, going for the last dollar all the time. The backroom support was great. Overall a tremendous selling experience for us.
Congratulations to everyone there. I would definitely recommend McConnell Bourn to anyone else thinking of selling.
Best wishes for the future.
LUKE & ANGELA KEIGHERY
The team at McConnell Bourn did an amazing job marketing and selling my property at auction. Lead by Daniel Blagg and Nahid Coventry, with them I found all my needs were met through great communication realistic marketing plans and an achievable sale price range. Over a 5 week campaign their manner was professional and I was kept well within the loop, the price achieved was spot on what they appraised. I would highly recommend McConnell Bourn.
Nahid was amazing absolutely exceptional PRE SALE, DURING SALE AND POST SALE, she was always calm and honest always made me feel like I mattered and that the best outcome for me was upper most in her eyes- I have no hesitation in recommending her to any potential person.
My home purchase experience with McConnell Bourn was excellent and all matters were handled in a professional and expedited manner.
From the very first moment we met Nahid Coventry and Daniel Blagg, we knew we could work well with them. They were extremely professional, knowledgeable and most important to us, sensible in their suggestions. Their contacts and resources in project managing the renovation of our house were invaluable. Tom Carter was dedicated to help me in getting quotes and to make things happen as we had a very tight deadline. He was always available and helpful. During the campaign, Nahid kept me updated in a timely manner and provided strategic advice to move the campaign forward. Most importantly, it was Nahid’s and Daniel’s great negotiating skills which provided the fantastic result. I would not hesitate to recommend to others Nahid and Daniel in selling their property.