What Virginia's clients are saying
From start to finish, Virginia and Scott were both pragmatic and very professional in their approach to the sale of our property. Their attention to detail to ensure the property had every success was noted. They provided valuable recommendations on how to prepare the house for sale, key tactics in their approach to the sale was well supported by an in-depth knowledge of the market and a keen eye for detail for all marketing materials was invaluable to the whole process. Virginia and Scott, worked collaboratively with each other and the full McConnell Bourn team to ensure we had a great experience and felt well supported throughout the whole process. I couldn't fault their approach to the campaign and all their work. This was the second time we have worked with Virginia to sell a property and I wouldn't hesitate to use her again.
Honest, open, and professional. Virginia helped make the recent sale of our home in Roseville as painless as possible. Virginia, together with Jon Dundas-Smith were great to deal with. Together they gave us plenty of advice as we moved towards going on market, and kept us fully informed as open inspections proceeded. We did not sell on the day of the auction, and again their advice was priceless. Patience resulted in a great sale, so we can move forward in 2021. We highly recommend both Virginia and Jon, at McConnell Bourn Lindfield.
GEOFFREY WILLIAM SULLIVAN
As a property lawyer for over 30 years I have dealt with, literally, hundreds of real estate agents. Why did I use Virginia Byrne to sell my home and why does she have my endorsement? Transparency As a vendor I want as much information, as practicable, to make an informed and considered decision. Particularly, I want information about individual purchasers, their thoughts and level of interest, financial capability and emotional attachment, anything that may be relevant. Virginia is able to firstly, extract this information from a prospective purchaser and secondly, have no compunction in sharing this information. This sharing of information is particularly important, as it is very easy for filtered or selected information to flow back to a vendor. Truth Jack Nicholson in A Few Good Men may have said You Can’t Handle The Truth but the truth is what I expected and received. Simple but so rarely found, Virginia is frank and truthful. She tells it as it is, Virginia does not sugar coat the situation and she does not project unwarranted doom and gloom. Negotiation Virginia negotiates strongly on your behalf and is able to close the deal. In terms of maximising sale price, an agent’s ability to extract a particular purchaser’s top dollar is the crucial factor and variable in determining your final price. She can be tough or display empathy as warranted. She could be tough on me as the vendor but any other way I would have been disappointed! Package Virginia is pro-active, has a vibrant personality, professional and presents well. Updates were provided regularly and queries, emails, phone calls promptly returned. She organised and gave access for gardeners, cleaners and tradespersons. The photography and marketing is compelling and distinctive in the market place. I would recommend and entrust Virginia Byrne to sell your home.
Virginia did a great job for us. She had a good understanding of the market and didn't at any time overstate things. She was prompt to return our calls and provided good weekly summaries.
My experience with virginia was really good. She picked up on my enthusiasm. She was very prompt in returning messages and emails. Best of all we had a great result! No hesitation in giving her a positive review.
Very professional and very nice :)
From the beginning of of our relationship Andrew Egan and Virginia Byrne have provided exemplary real estate service in the sale of the property. Although I dealt most frequently in ongoing communications with Virginia's colleague Andrew Egan throughout, I know Virginia was also working tirelessly on our project, and had a particularly important role at the closing of the conveyancing transactions. Together they provided accurate forecasts of market circumstances and likely purchaser interests and behaviours. Their communication about ongoing developments prior to and throughout the active selling campaign has been exemplary, and assistances with preparations of the property for sale were also first-class. Any unexpected minor issues were managed with direct and accurate responses, and with aplomb. The final sale price was in fact reassuringly not affected in a major way by the current economic uncertainty
We were very impressed when we first met Scott and Virginia and as it turned out even more impressed with the end result in the sale of the home on Saturday. Scott's enthusiasm and very professional approach to the sale of the home along with his expert advice and guidance in preparing the property for sale was very much appreciated.
JOHN & BARBARA HELLYER
Virginia has been providing valuable feedback to us and has stretched herself to meet and accommodate our needs as we finalized our transaction. I definitely highly value her experience and professionalism and recommend her to any property transactions!
Our choice to engage Virginia was mainly based on her enthusiasm and willingness to achieve as close to our price expectation as possible coupled with the credibility and reputation of McConnell Bourn. Virginia and her partner Scott Phillips were easy to deal with, always professional but approachable and honest at the same time. They did everything they could to attract as many potential buyers as possible to our home and in the end we achieved a great result for our property. I would definitely recommend Virginia and Scott to sell your home in the Lindfield / Killara area
ANDREA & OLE-THOMAS
I first met Virginia several months prior to the commencement of the campaign for the sale of my unit. At the time I was not quite ready to sell but Virginia kept in contact with me every few weeks just to see how I was going and if she could be of any help so by the time I was ready to sell, I really felt I knew Virginia well and we had built up a very comfortable relationship. Virginia was always very professional and supportive and this made the whole process during the campaign so much easier. To be honest, I really thought it would be quite stressful but it was much better than I thought it would be and I feel this was due to Virginia's re-assurance that all was going well. Thank you so much, Virginia, for all your hard work and to your colleague, Scott, who I know assisted you during the inspections. Kindest Regards.
Scott Phillips and Virginia Byrne went far beyond what one would expect from people doing a thorough job. Although it is of course a professional relationship, it became more like friendship as we worked through what (I suspect) was a relatively large and complicated job bringing our property up to its selling potential. Scott's juggling of multiple contractors was completely reliable, and a fact astonishing given that he must have been doing the same for many others simultaneously. Further than that, both Scott and Virginia gave us valuable and extensive advice on our subsequent purchase, apparently out of their own time. I recommend that team without reservation.
A brilliant house purchase experience. Scott and Virginia brought a seamless auction/purchase experience. They know their products, and also have a deep understanding of the local market. Just the right team of people to transact, especially in a market and environment in this year. If I am the vendor, I would like to have such a team and have no doubt that I should have peace of mind.
The complete agent. It is hard to fault Virginia during the marketing campaign for our home at 17 Beaconsfield Pde, Lindfield, which was clearly a phenomenal success. The timelines were very aggressive, with a significant amount of organization required with tradespeople during a very frenetic period prior to the first opening. Virginia was able to achieve this, displaying a very calm and professional demeanour. She is very sincere and a great communicator, with a good sense of humour, who is very responsive to calls and e-mails, day and night. I have no hesitation recommending Virginia to anyone looking for an agent to manage the sale of their home.
MIKE & ANDREA
Virginia and her team were very professional. They provided excellent market insight, strategy and negotiation input. Would be happy to recommend the services of this agency.
It is a pleasure working with Virginia, many thanks for the help through out the entire process.
Incredibly organised and hard working. Virginia kept us up to date at all stages of our campaign and was fantastic at dealing with any issues we had.
Being the first property we have sold, we were unsure about the whole process and choosing the right agent. After a lot of research we decided to go with Virginia and Andrew and they did not let us down! The process could not have been easier and we achieved a building record for comparable units in the building. After only one “off market” open house we received multiple offers , selling in the first week for a price well over our expectations.
We are highly recommend Virginia, she is very professional, knowledgeable and friendly, they work very hard and try their best in the tricky time. We satisfied with the outcome, we highly recommend Virginia
Virginia was so professional from the start and we trusted her advice and she got us the result that we wanted. She was very helpful in all aspects of getting our house ready for sale as well as during the campaign. We highly recommend her and McConnell Bourn.
TARYN & HILTON
Virginia is very organised and willing to go the extra mile to meet all expectations. She provided contacts for trades, coordinated jobs getting done to prepare our house for sale. Virginia was on top of the campaign all along and delivered a result we are happy with. We recommend Virginia to those wanting an honest and hard-working agent.
Right from the beginning Virginia made the selling process a well organised process which was very well coordinated with her team. I was very appreciative of how she managed the process and was always available with her recommendations and advice.
Virginia was fantastic. Always contactable, kept you up-to-date with everything, reliable and honest. She and her team made the whole selling process so easy. She was without a doubt the most professional agent we have dealt with.
Virginia was always the right person to sell our home and achieve such a great result for us. Virginia's warmth and professional approach to the sale were so much appreciated. The speed of our "Off Market" campaign was quite remarkable, and we are both more than satisfied with the result.
Virginia Byrne and Scott Phillips provided exceptional service on the sale of my apartment. They listened and responded well and promptly to questions, and provided sound advice throughout. They worked well as a team with, in the case of my sale, Virginia taking the lead. I received detailed reports from Virginia on all opens for inspection and individual viewings, so I had a good sense of what to expect on auction day. They gave realistic estimates of value. The support team at McConnel Bourn were very professional and I felt everything was under control. Auction day was handled well and Vic Lorusso was brilliant. All in all I was delighted with Virginia and Scott and have no hesitation in recommending them.
Virginia was able to gauge the market during a difficult time and procure a sale
We were very impressed with our McConnell Bourn experience in Lindfield. Virginia Byrne was very courteous, professional, knowledgeable and efficient and we would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to sell their property. We were kept informed after each open house and were delighted with our auction result courtesy of celebrity auctioneer Vic Lorusso, Virginia Byrne, Scott Phillips and the team. Many Thanks.
PAUL & SANDY
Virginia was highly efficient and very effective during the sale of our home. Her understanding of the current Lindfield real estate market is spot on. Good communication between Virginia and ourselves as sellers and also with potential buyers created an experience that was transparent and smooth leading to a good result for all.
Five star agent. Very good with what she has been doing!
We really got it right selecting Virginia Byrne and the McConnell Bourn team to sell our home! We could not be more thrilled with the results. Virginia is professional in every way, passionate about what she does, knowledgeable and an adept negotiator. Thank you to Virginia, Scott, James, Eliza and all the fabulous McConnell Bourn team for your professionalism, your passion for what you do, your care, guidance & support and ultimately for achieving such a great sale price!
DI & ROB
Virginia helped us to act quickly and went above and beyond to get the sale through including driving a contract over for us to sign. Virginia was great at communicating with us and was transparent about the vendor’s expectations. The house was nicely presented and McConnell Bourn always does great marketing!
Virginia was fantastic during the purchase of our new house recently.
She was extremely professional and a pleasure to deal with.
We would sincerely like to thank Mr Scott Phillips and Ms Virginia Byrne for their help, advice and encouragement during the time it required to sell our home. Both displayed a true professional approach not only in their attitude to prospective buyers but also in their personal appearance and deportment.
We realise that Mr Scott Phillips went far and beyond his duties to ensure the sale of our home with many after hours calls on his private time.
It was a pleasure to work with both Scott and Virginia.
ROBERT & ELIZABETH
Gave me a great help, communicated with me very patiently, and finally let me buy a house that I am satisfied with
Professional, courteous and knowledgeable. Virginia and Jon have been an absolute pleasure to deal with. They are professional, courteous and knowledgeable. They gave us excellent advice and followed up with everything we requested. Virginia gave us great recommendations for tradesman and other services to get our house ready. Virginia and Jon kept us up to date with every progress after show days. They make a great team. They listened to us, were never pushy and we felt we could really trust them. The photography and marketing program was excellent. We would highly recommend Virginia, Jon and the team at McConnell Bourn
My wife and I have been very positively impressed by Virginia's professionalism. During the private inspection she showed us the property with great care and full honesty; something that we have thoroughly appreciated. The whole sale/purchase process was absolutely flawless and stress-free.
Virginia was readily available during days and evening whenever we had question and we found her communication style very effective. We can't thank her enough for her support during the whole transaction (as well as beyond the purchase).
It is a pleasure to be able to provide feedback on the experience of selling our Lindfield home through MB. Before we decided to engage MB in the sales project we both visited a number of house openings and interviewed five potential agents. At the MB openings we were impressed with the presentation of both Scott and Virginia. Although different agents will elicit different responses from different people, their approach suited us best. This approach can primarily be described as highly professional in that it clearly provided necessary information whilst, at the same time, included a warm and friendly interaction. Upon engaging MB we were carefully lead through the sales process, right up to the sale, in a non-patronising manner. All in all we have been very pleased with the MB style and the outcome it achieved for us and would not hesitate to recommend MB to our friends and acquaintances. In summary, we would like to express our sincere thanks to Scott and Virginia for their patient attention to detail in a well-run campaign.
ALLAN & JANICE
Virginia has been very helpful throughout the process of inspecting, negotiating and answering our inquiry.
VOCH LENG & ROGER