What Daniel's clients are saying
Daniel and his colleague worked together to sell our family home recently. It was great to work with Daniel, who went above and beyond to help us both sell our home and purchase a new property for the next phase of our family life. His dedication to his clients was evident in his accessibility by phone and email and his willingness to talk us through the minute details of the sale process. Daniel is patient and his knowledge of our local real estate market was excellent. I would definitely engage Daniel to sell our house in the future.
ROSLYN & DANIEL - VENDORS OF 28 MELBOURNE RD EAST LINDFIELD
My home purchase experience with McConnell Bourn was excellent and all matters were handled in a professional and expedited manner.
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.
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
21 Elgin St GORDON 2072 (at least for another 6 weeks!!!)
Daniel & Terry provided good advice and worked hard to source a suitable buyer for our property. They kept us well informed throughout the sales progress of buyer interest and ultimately we were able to sell for a good price.
We had been planning to downsize for quite some time, but had never been able to fit it into our busy work schedule. We then met Jill Lawson & Daniel Blagg at an open house inspection for another property in our street & were immediately impressed with their low-key but none-the-less genuine and professional approach to promoting that house. After the very successful auction of that property, Jill & Daniel approached us to suggest we could undertake an “off market” approach to selling our house, as they claimed there were a number of disappointed buyers from the other property who could be interested in our house, as there were some similarities between the two. Although that campaign didn’t prove successful, we were very pleased with the overall approach taken by Jill & Daniel, &, particularly, their knowledge of the market/buyers and the advice they gave regarding preparation of the house for sale. We therefore had no hesitation in agreeing to have them take the house to a full auction marketing campaign. They immediately sprang into action, and in less than a week they had arranged photos of the inside of the house, organised for a floor plan to be prepared, printed brochures, instigated an internet advertising campaign, put up a sign out the front and held the first official open house! Although at times we had some uncertainty about the likely outcome, Jill & Daniel never wavered, but were continually confident of achieving a successful result, to the extent that, 10 days before the auction they recommended that we not accept an offer we were seriously considering, as they felt a better result could be achieved. Sure enough, almost out of the blue within 2 days we were made “an offer we couldn’t refuse”, and 2 days later contracts were exchanged – 6 days before the scheduled auction date. We therefore have no hesitation in recommending Jill & Daniel in particular, as well as their entire support staff, to any prospective vendors, and feel sure they will achieve a similar outcome to ours, with Jill’s & Daniel’s concerted efforts.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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 AND LESTER DOECKE
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.
We recently sold our residence in Gordon and used Nahid Coventry and Daniel Blagg of McConnell Bourn as our real estate agents. The most important part of the sale of residential real estate is the effective marketing of the property. In this regard their advice was exceptional during the marketing campaign they reacted to the market and set a strategy that unquestionably secured the maximum price for our property. We are grateful that we accepted and acted in accordance with their advice. We are happy to recommend them and to privately talk with anyone who wishes to contact us.
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
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
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
Selling your family home is a daunting experience. Our home at 47 Darnley St. Gordon is the 6th we have sold during our married life. In this instance, the exercise was less traumatic thanks to our agent Matthew Bourn of McConnell Bourn real estate & particularly to their sale’s executive - Daniel Blagg. Daniel approached the task in a calm & professional manner despite having an emotional seller & a difficult buyer. He has infinite patience & was able to walk the narrow line representing the needs of both seller & buyer. We are very happy with the result - the final price being higher than we expected & suspect that the buyer was also very satisfied. An excellent achievement! Daniel Blagg has great negotiating skills & made the task of selling as painless as possible. Should we be selling in the future, we would be very happy to involve McConnell Bourn & Daniel again.
DON & GLEN WILLIAMSON
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.
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
Daniel was a pleasure to deal with and instrumental in helping us to secure our new family home in a tough market. He was attentive throughout the campaign and negotiation process. He worked hard to achieve a great outcome for us and his vendor alike. No hesitations in recommending him.
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.
We were thrilled to have worked with McConnell Bourn to sell our family home. Daniel and Nahid were both incredibly professional throughout the process, and acted in our best interests not only during the campaign, but right through to settlement. We would wholeheartedly recommend Daniel and Nahid to anyone looking to sell in our local area. Thank you Daniel, Nahid and team MB.
MR & MRS BOWEN
Daniel, Nahid and the whole McConnellBourn team have been superb throughout the sale process. Excellent advice, great negotiation skills and instilled a real sense of confidence in us. We were pleased to be able to sell prior to auction at a price we felt was appropriate and much of this satisfaction is due to Daniel and his colleagues supporting us so well in the campaign. Heartily recommended to any potential sellers.
MR & MRS LANGTRY
Nahid and Daniel were a terrific team who made the whole difficult process less stressful. We would recommend them to others and have done so.
KENNETH & MEIKE
We entrusted Nahid and Daniel to sell our home due to their expertise and knowledge of selling real estate in our area. We were very impressed at all times with their honesty, approachability, professionalism, communication and effort in always striving to produce the best result for us. They were very helpful in guiding us to prepare our house for market. They listened and catered to our wishes and also gave wise advice based on their considerable experience and knowledge. They kept us regularly updated throughout the campaign and we felt reassured in their capable hands at all times. They worked very hard, always in a professional and skilled manner, to produce a great result for us and we would highly recommend Nahid and Daniel to anyone selling their home.
Pip Friday & David Carmody
We chose McConnell Bourn as agents for the sale of our home of 20 years after a rigorous interview process over several agents and several weeks. Our priorities were a realistic appraisal of our property, sales track record of similar properties, marketing strategy, apparent transparency and integrity of the agent and whether we thought we could get along through what we knew – for us – would be a stressful experience.
‘Daniel and Nahid fulfilled our brief perfectly. Everything from finding and managing tradesmen, styling to present our house to best advantage, the marketing campaign itself – and then the eventual result – exceeded expectation. Communication and advice were prompt, honest and positive, the process transparent and professional, and, most importantly, Daniel and Nahid managed us as vendors without ever making us feel pressured.
‘We would unreservedly recommend Daniel and Nahid – and McConnell Bourn – as hard-working, professional, sensitive - and effective’.
RICHARD & DIANA
I first met Nahid and Daniel, when they first came to the house – I immediately knew they had a genuine liking for it. This meant so much to me, as it was my mothers place, so it was very special. They were my preferred agents from the beginning.
They kept me informed, and constantly gave me fantastic summaries and the feedback about them was overwhelmingly positive. I also appreciated that they did not get my hopes up, they were realistic and they never overstated anything they intended to execute throughout the whole selling process.
They work very professionally and calmly, both as a team and individually. I was very impressed with their work ethic, and I cannot thank them enough.
On the day of the auction, I was dreading it on the actual day. But they put me at ease with their calmness, and they were constantly back and forth between reporting back to me and heading back outside (to the auction) which kept me at ease.
I had every confidence in the world in their professionalism and their calm manner, and I am very pleased with the entire process.
FRANCES & MICHAEL LAMB
Your professional approach from the onset and the ease with which it was to work with you all made this process go smoothly.
I appreciated the prompt response to having the various trades people come and do the necessary works around the home with minimal effort and at short notice, and leaving the home in pristine condition.
With the current market, the campaign went smoothly and I thank you all for your contribution to this.
I would not hesitate to recommend your company to friends and colleagues and would like to wish you and your families a Merry Christmas and may 2018 be filled with good health.