What Jon's clients are saying
Jon came across as a friendly, honest and professional real estate agent. He did not deploy aggressive tactics yet he was still proactive. I felt that my purchase experience through Jon was very positive.
Jon was exceptional, keeping me informed and very professional. Jon was always up to date with all the necessary information and was a delight to deal with.
ELIZABETH MARY NEILSON
I think Jon is a good real estate agent. He replied to my emails and phone calls in a professional manner. I purchased the house in auction above the market price but I am happy with my purchase and services provided by Jon.
Jon is a skilled and effective agent who we have experienced from both seller's and buyer's perspective. No hesitation in recommending him to a prospective seller.
Owing to circumstances I found myself in, I needed to find an Apartment fairly quickly. Several people helped me achieve this and Jon was one of them. so I can recommend him to anyone.
Honest, open, and professional. Jon was known to us for several years before we decided to sell our Roseville property. He regularly made contact to keep us informed of the market, and was a natural choice when we went to market. Jon, together with Virginia Byrne were great to deal with. 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 Jon and Virginia, at McConnell Bourn Lindfield.
GEOFFREY WILLIAM SULLIVAN
Our property was listed the very day that the government said no to open houses
and auctions- so Jon had to adapt his strategy to the lock down times. This gave
him the opportunity to use his considerable skills in relationship building through
active communication and follow up. He handled every enquirer personally and
kept us informed and up to date as to progress.We opened up at the convenience
of the buyers- we made the house available to be seen and Jon guided us through a
process that was new to everyone. We would recommend Jon for his knowledge,
his attentiveness and his professionalism.He went the extra mile to ensure all
parties were happy and the transaction went through smoothly
Jon knew the suburb and all its appeal. He got the best result in the shortest time frame, keeping stress levels to a minimum. Would happily do it again.
It was a fantastic marketing campaign by the exemplary Jon Dundas-Smith, and a brilliant result!
Jon is very well organised, efficient in assistance and great communicator,
Jon ran a great campaign & was able to get us the Property of the Week listing in the North Shore Times & along with a mention in the Australian Financial Review. He was also very informative during the sales campaign.
Extremely knowledgable and trustworthy agent. Jon has been an absolute pleasure to deal with throughout our home sale journey. He is extremely down to earth, practical, and easy to work with, his communication skills are excellent, and he is very knowledgeable about north shore property and real estate in general. His advice was helpful and reliable. We really trusted him, and that trust was paid back many times over with a fantastic auction result for us. In fact, the entire McConnell Bourn team came to support our auction, including the Managing Director, each of them playing a role with the various bidders, and working seamlessly together to secure the result. Their auctioneer, Vic Lorusso also did an outstanding job - we have never seen another auctioneer of equal calibre. We highly recommend Jon Dundas-Smith and the McConnell Bourn team.
He was very professional and continued to help me communicate with the vendor lawyer and my lawyer after the purchase
A champ agent in Chatswood area. Jon is very well organised, efficient in assistance and a great communicator.
Five star agent. He is giving fair info and response to buyer in the first place. Very professional!
Buying a house in the North Shore isn’t easy, but when you are fortunate enough to be dealing with Jon Dundas-Smith and Adam Lamb it is the most amazing experience. Thank you for your honesty throughout this process.
I was recently assisted with the sale of property 19 King Edward Street, Roseville by Adam Lamb and Jon Dundas-Smith of McConnell Bourn Real Estate.
Both salesmen impressed me with their professionalism and knowledge of the property market and its prevailing conditions.
With their obvious dedication I was always confident of achieving the best possible sale result in the shortest period of time and this is what transpired.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Adam and Jon to anyone seeking assistance with any real estate property matter.
From the beginning of the process including styling, photography, marketing and the open houses Jon kept his word every time. When he said something would happen it did. I never needed to chase him for anything. I'd highly recommend his services to anyone who needs guidance through what can be a very stressful process. Jon made sure it wasn't that way for us and when it came down to the wire he negotiated a fair and speedy settlement for both us and our buyer.
Jon has been extremely helpful from his first visit through to the sale of our property. He communicated frequently and in depth after inspections. He has always been positive and encouraging. Definitely a professional and friendly agent.
We dealt with Jon for a purchase of an apartment. From day 1, he was extremely
friendly and enjoyed listening to our story. He was never pushy, but was always
available to answer our many questions and queries. He ensured the sale process went smoothly, but is also so flexible for the frequent inspections we asked for. If you ever get the privilege working with Jon, you are in for an enjoyable journey!
Jon has been an absolute pleasure to deal with throughout our home sale journey. He is extremely down to earth, practical, and easy to work with, his communication skills are excellent, and he is very knowledgeable about north shore property and real estate in general. His advice was helpful and reliable. We really trusted him, and that trust was paid back many times over with a fantastic auction result for us. In fact, the entire McConnell Bourn team came to support our auction, including the Managing Director, each of them playing a role with the various bidders, and working seamlessly together to secure the result. Their auctioneer, Vic Lorusso also did an outstanding job - we have never seen another auctioneer of equal calibre. We highly recommend Jon Dundas-Smith and the McConnell Bourn team.
Professional, courteous and knowledgeable. Jon and Virginia 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. Jon is a great communicator. He kept us up to date after every show house. Virginia gave us great recommendations for tradesmen and other services to get our house ready. They make a great team. They listened to us, were never pushy and we felt we could really trust them. The photography and whole marketing program was excellent. We would highly recommend Jon, Virginia and the team at McConnell Bourn.
Jon is friendly and he always got back to me when I had questions regarding the property we just purchased. We would recommend him as he was highly professional.
We recently sold our home of 37 years and we were so lucky to have the guidance and support of Jon Dundas Smith as our agent. Jon's knowledge and expertise helped us achieve a wonderful result and his attention and care were very much appreciated.
We are so pleased to have selected Jon Dundas-Smith for the sale of our apartment in Roseville. Not only did he achieve an outstanding result, but he also displayed an energy and experience that sets him apart. We had never sold a property before and went with Jon because he has years of property market knowledge across a range of conditions. Also, before any discussions on the property itself, Jon took the time to get to know our plans and ask questions, rather than simply treating it like a quick sales transaction. Once the campaign was under way Jon put the hard yards into calling every single buyer and giving us comprehensive daily and weekly updates on how things were going. He was also great at keeping us relaxed throughout the process in what can be a nervous and daunting period. We also found Jon to be extremely generous with his time, very flexible in regards to specific requests that we had in relation to the marketing of our home, and also gave us plenty of helpful tips for the future. We would strongly recommend Jon and the team at McConnell Bourn if you are looking to sell your property.
ANDREW & JEAN
Jon was polite and professional and a pleasure to deal with
Jon Dundas-Smith was our agent and he was exemplary right from the start. Personable, knowledgeable and professional in all respects and importantly, his advice and strategy in relation to the sale process of our house proved to be spot on.
Dealing with Jon was great; Jon was in touch with the area and knew exactly what
was likely to happen once we listed. Pretty much everything Jon predicted came to be! To have such a depth of experience on the sales team added a level of
confidence that can not be under estimated when placing a valued property out
into the market.
Responsive and professional. Jon was a great communicator and was extremely responsive with respect to all questions we raised in relation to the property. He was friendly and professional in his dealings with us.
I was aware the sale of my home would not be easy, unless I was desperate to sell and priced it accordingly.. I had a short list of three agents whom I asked for proposals and an opinion of an achievable price. Due to the fact the house itself was a little unusual, I wasn't taken with the idea of the easy path for the agents, being the auction they all prefer. We needed to find people who would truly appreciate the skill of the architect in resolving many difficulties arising from that particular piece of Roseville which was its setting. I approached two of the, so called, 'top rated' agents for the locality, both of whom happened to be female and both of whom also had opinions of price within a thousand dollars of each other, probably by using a formula involving number of bedrooms, bathrooms garage spaces and proximity to Roseville Train Station. I might add, somewhat less than my own expectations. Jon seemed to see merit in the fact that 'Il Ponte' wasn't just a typical Roseville Federation Style bungalow, and discussed the reasons for my own expectations with me. We reached a mutual agreement as to a final price, below which I was not prepared to sell as I had no pressing financial need to do so. We set an ambit asking price and Jon diligently handled the many enquiries until finally he found a woman very taken with the house, partially due to her being confined to a wheelchair, the house is almost completely on one level. An acceptable offer was made and accepted but unfortunately they were unable to raise the finance in the end. A great deal of unrewarded effort went into trying to bring that sale to fruition. Not at all daunted Jon persevered until he found the present couple who appear to very much understand the delights of the house and the setting in which it discretely exists. At all times Jon kept me informed and acted with good humour, even when I teased him. I'd be pleased to use Jon again and recommend him as an agent of skill and reliability.
Jon's reputation as a competent real estate professional was confirmed in his handling of our sale. His intimate knowledge of the local scene and conscientious attention to the preparation and execution of a practical marketing plan went a long way towards the successful completion of the sale. Most importantly, he maintained regular contact during the marketing period. Overall, we were very satisfied with the level of service we received and, of course, the ultimate outcome.
Jon is an extremely likeable, professional and approachable individual that made selling our home easy and enjoyable! Highly recommend.