What Daniel's clients are saying
Professional and Engaging! I have found Daniel to be most professional and engaging in looking after the sale of my unit. Right from the get go I found Daniel to be very proactive and he provided excellent feedback and guidance throughout my sale proceedings. He is also very knowledgeable of the Artarmon area and market. An excellent combination of attributes. Look no further in finding another real estate agent. He is a gem!
Daniel is a very professional and diligent agent with extensive knowledge of the market and the area.
Both he and Gemma gave me guidance and support throughout the sale of our property, with a very positive outcome. We first met on a Zoom meeting as I live interstate and they certainly gave me the confidence to proceed with the sale we had owned for over twenty years. I can highly recommend Daniel, Gemma and the team at McConnell Bourn Real Estate Lindfield
The Cakmak boys were absolutely fantastic throughout the whole process of selling my unit in Artarmon. I had purchased another place so there was pressure on to sell the unit. Steve & Daniel conducted themselves in a professional and calm way which relieved the stress around my situation. Communication and keeping me informed was also something Steve promised he would deliver and he most certainly did. I felt confident in their abilities as agents and in the end we got a great outcome which can be attributed to the hard work and follow through we received from the Cakmaks. Would happily recommend them to family and friends.
BEN & ANA
We recently sold our property in Lindfield, whilst living on the Gold Coast. Daniel and the team were fantastic in every respect. The communication was impeccable, he organised everything we needed for the sale, was always available if we had any questions ad nothing was ever too much trouble. This is the 2nd property Daniel has sold for us and the process has been better than we could have ever hoped
both times. Highly recommend Daniel and the team.
We recently engaged Steve and Daniel Cakmak to manage the sale of our property. This was one of the best decisions we have made, and the result they achieved was a reflection of their outstanding knowledge and hard work over the course of the campaign. We recommend Steve and Daniel Cakmak to anyone who is thinking of selling their property, and am confident that they will achieve the best possible results for anyone they work with. We will be recommending them to anyone we know selling property in the area, and will only be using them should we need to sell again in the future...
LEO & REBECCA
Knowledgeable, good communicator, excellent negotiator. Very professional, happy and positive, very good knowledge of Willoughby and Ryde. When does not know the answer goes and researches to ensure accuracy. Quick and effective communication and second to none negotiation!
We just want to pass on our sincere gratitude in helping us sell our townhouse recently. From the outset you were both upfront, honest and there was no BS like with other agents we had approached.
As the campaign continued, you made the relevant and necessary contact with us to keep us up to date & informed on proceedings. At all times you made the process easy and you were both so easy to deal with.
We are greatly thankful for all your time and efforts with our sale and we were extremely happy with the end result. We bought from you and are so glad we sold with you.
We would have no hesitation in recommending your services and experience to family, friends or anyone for that matter!!
You both have become our friends for life and looked forward to having you over for a BBQ in our new place.
PETER & STEPHANIE
I am very happy with Daniel's agency work on my behalf.I wanted a quick sale without advertising, etc, and Daniel was able to facilitate it with a minimum of fuss and a level of professionalism that made the process much easier than I expected. I wish Daniel well.
Daniel Cakmak has helped me immensely throughout the whole process of both buying and selling. He consistently gave willing advice, has been available for questions and pointed me towards properties I might like, even when they were not on his books. He went above and beyond in helping me through the auction process. Both Steven and Daniel were well-presented, relational, reliable and readily available with their time and assistance. Working seemingly tirelessly in selling my apartment, staying calm and dedicated through a difficult period and were assisted in gaining a great price. I would recommend their services to any potential seller.
Both Steve and Daniel ran an effective and professional campaign in the recent successful sale of my house. In these difficult times of COVID19 when buyer numbers and price expectations have fallen they were able to achieve a price which I was happy with. They are a team with a naturally friendly demeanor and very professional approach to their marketing. Their excellent communication with me
and local real estate knowledge kept me in the loop and reassured me I had the right choice of selling agent. I definitely recommend any buyer or seller to engage them as their agents
"Right from the initial consultation Daniel made me feel comfortable and at ease. He kept me informed every step of the way, offering valuable advice along the way. I found him extremely trustworthy and very knowledgeable. The interest he took in my history and the history of the house was commendable. Well done Daniel."
Daniel’s understanding of the property market and personable nature really put me at ease when going through the process of selling our place. I always felt that he was invested in making sure that the best outcome was a achieved for all involved. Daniel, like his brother Steve, consistently work with integrity and kindness. I highly recommend Daniel as an agent that is trust worthy and excellent at his job
An agent who would go above and beyond for you. Selling your first home is a daunting process but the pressure wore off as soon as we met Daniel. He kept our best interests in mind all the way through. He is armed with the best qualities you would look for in a real estate agent: hardworking, trustworthy, knowledgeable, friendly as well as professional. We had open communication throughout the process which made the whole process very pleasant. He went above and beyond to wrap up the sale of our unit. We assure you that you would be in good hands if you are a potential buyer or a seller.
ARCHANA AND PAWAN
Daniel has recently sold our Artarmon apartment. He very clearly walk us through what the selling process would be like and supported us in selecting the correct marking for our property. His experience in the lower north shore was very evident.
Daniel was very approachable throughout the whole process when searching for and purchasing our property. He thoroughly answered all of our questions (there were lots of questions) and had detailed knowledge on the property. We thank Daniel for his flexibility, professionalism and enthusiasm.
Selling our home whilst we had two young children was never going to be a fun process; however, Daniel and Steve Cakmak went out of their way to make it as smooth a process as possible. They have a full disclosure policy – they will tell you what every single person thought of your place; what they liked about it; what they didn’t like; and, whether they were still interested.
Having all available information at hand made making the tricky decisions so much easier as you felt as much in control of the process as was possible. They bent over backwards to answer all of our questions; were able to meet at times that were convenient for us; and were always available to answer any and every question that we might have. They guided us through the process and only ever made recommendations that were in our best interests.
Throughout the campaign they checked in with us just about daily to provide updates on how things were going or just to make sure that we were still coping! The honesty and integrity shown by Daniel and Steve, whilst selling our place, means that we would highly recommend them to anyone.
Though sad to farewell our beloved home we could not be happier that we chose Daniel and Steve Cakmak as our selling agents.
SARAH & BRETT
Steve and Daniel were terrific - great communication, good plan, solid expertise and very helpful throughout the process. We sold long-distance and they took care of absolutely everything. Highly recommended! They made the whole experience as easy as possible.
YUSUF & MERYL
Professional and friendly agent, pleasure to work with.
Since selling my townhouse and with your team’s wonderful assistance getting a very competitive price with which to go forward, it has been a roller-coaster year!
I do appreciate the attention you gave and the work you all put in to achieve the sale outcome. I had not sold before and buying and selling in this day and age is a different proposition to 30 plus years ago. Purchasing where you need to buy is so much harder now and people are beginning to despair of getting a first property...
Thank you all for making the road so much easier.
Steve Cakmak teamed up with his brother Daniel to sell our home and together they were the Dream Team. We never felt pressured, we never felt doubt about our conversations with them – they were honest, open and refreshingly upfront. During the entire process we felt 100% in the picture and fully informed, things were not glossed over or exaggerated – discussions were always free and frank. Selling during COVID-19 was always going to be risky, but, the time was right for us so we needed to give it a go. We followed the advice provided by Steve and Dan – about the presentation of our property and the best way to market it in these uncertain times. Their advice was spot on and they achieved a sale for us that we hadn’t even dared to hope for. We cannot thank them enough and we will sing their praises to anyone who wants to listen! They have restored our faith that there are Agents out there that care, want to help, can be professional and are always ‘above the line’. Thank you so much Steve and Dan – you are both super stars.
I found Daniel to be very professional and helpful during our purchase process.
We have worked with many real estate companies and agents in Sydney over the past eight years and Daniel and Steve are a world apart from anyone we've worked with before.
They not only got our property sold at a price above our expectations, but they were also a pleasure to deal with. Their proactive-ness, daily updates, weekly reports and clarity at every step of the way made the sale process a lot less stressful than my past experiences with other agents.
Daniel always went out of his way to help us answer all our questions and patiently spent hours on the phone with us.
He also helped us answer questions and search for our new home, even when he didn't really have to.
Selling/buying a property is one of the biggest decisions anyone will ever make and with Daniel and Steve you are in good hands!
KHUSH & TESH
Steve and Daniel Cakmak sold our property under the most testing conditions in Australian real estate history. Having met with them and agreed to go to auction mid April 2020 all auctions were banned and group inspections replaced with strictly controlled viewing by individual appointment.
Throughout this difficult period Steve and Daniel remained committed and enthusiastic, working tirelessly on our behalf. They ably and cheerfully managed a process that could otherwise have been extremely stressful. Appointments were time blocked for our convenience, prospects were followed-up assiduously, we were kept fully informed of progress and opportunities, and we ended up with three highly competitive offers within days of our planned auction. If you want results delivered in a highly professional manner – whatever the challenge – these are the guys to go to.
MICHELE & PHILIP
Daniel was fantastic throughout the whole sale process. He tirelessly put in a lot of effort to get us a result. The daily updates where excellent to see how we were tracking and if there was any developments. Would highly recommend them to anyone.
Daniel was a great agent to work with. He was very diligent with his follow up. He always made sure that we had all the information that we needed and was happy to answer any questions that we had. We were new to the market and Daniel explained the whole process to us.
During negotiation also, never felt overly pressurised or out of options. Made the process really smooth and easy.
Must also mention that after the contract exchange and before settlement, Daniel has been helping a lot in terms of opening the house whenever we need to see / measure things.
Thanks to Daniel for making this pleasurable for us.
JYOTHI & CHIRANJIT
My wife and I both found Daniel to be totally professional and his communication with us was exceptional. In addition to regular updates on our campaign and market moods we received concise explanations of strategies enabling us to be confident of our direction especially being involved in a Auction. Daniel's pleasant friendly personality coupled with his fierce determination to orchestrate a great sale makes for an exceptional combination and we thoroughly recommend his services.
Daniel was the absolute right choice for me when selling my home. His attention to detail, communication and commitment made it a pleasure to work with him. Daniel worked with me, let me be as involved as I wanted to be with the process and guided me when required. His expert knowledge was an absolute asset to my sale in these uncertain times. I highly recommend Daniel Cakmak
"I chose Daniel to sell my property because I trust him like a friend. Just like a friend, that trust is gained over time. Daniel has been keeping in contact and presenting us with precisely relevant properties, matching our desired check list and price point, for over 3 years. He went as far as letting us know about properties that weren't his, yet he knew we might like. No other agent has ever been able to match the combination of his excellent property knowledge with his natural connection and bond with us. Selling our property that we held for 20 years was a big deal to us, so we chose Daniel over other agents because we trust him. That trust paid off, as Daniel and his brother Steve really went above and beyond guiding us through over the months of planning and preparation we put them through. We set the bar pretty high, but I believe fairly, and their immense effort from Daniel and Steve paid off on auction day. I highly recommend Daniel and his brother Steve (they come as a well running package), especially if you care about such an important transaction. Be upfront and they'll rise to the challenge."
Steve and Daniel Cakmak recently sold our two bedroom townhouse in Artarmon. We were impressed with them from start to finish. We met with them initially to discuss what they could offer. We mentioned that we were meeting with another agent, they were very professional and encouraged us to do thorough research which showed real integrity.
Throughout the entire process they were always available to answer our questions, no matter how small or stupid! They provided a detailed level of information at every step along the way which eased any stress or anxiety we may have felt.
We always felt complete trust and confidence in Steve and Daniel's experience and strategy.
On top of everything we enjoyed working with them and developed a strong rapport during the process. We know they will continue to be successful. We are more than happy to recommend them to any potential vendors in the future.
JULIA & JASON
We've had interactions with Dan at various open houses over the years - he has a personable demeanour and has always gone above and beyond to help us on not our rental and purchasing journeys.When the time came to sell a property, we naturally engaged him once again.He was honest and forthright with his advise, managed expectations clearly and operated with true integrity. Dan was a pleasure to work. If you're thinking of selling your property - you won't find anyone better.
I came to know Daniel and Steven Cakmak through various home sales in my neighbourhood over the last couple of years. I was impressed by the way they conducted open inspections and auctions with a warm, open and informative manner, and the thoroughness of their networking and follow-ups.
When I decided to sell a small property outside the local area, I turned to Daniel and Steven, who gave me excellent information and advice about that specific market, best timing, preparation and marketing strategies. They were able to recommend a very competent, well-priced local conveyancer and also referred me to a project manager who was able to deliver a comprehensive renovation to a strict deadline.
Despite selling during a rapidly falling and uncertain market, Daniel and Steven maintained a positive and energetic approach, following up on all leads in a methodical and creative manner and achieving a well-qualified sale within our target sale period. They were true to their word, giving my small property full attention, handling prospective buyers with integrity and striking the right balance of enthusiasm and encouragement, without pressure. I felt confident of their knowledge, judgement and negotiating skills throughout the process and would be happy to buy or sell with them again.
We recently enlisted the help and guidance of Daniel and Steven at McConnell Bourn to sell our home in North Willoughby ‘off market’. Due to the rapidly changing conditions we were keen not to commit ourselves to a full market campaign but initially just wanted to ‘test the market’. Daniel & Steven both made themselves available very quickly to come in and asses our property and provide valuable price guide feedback and within a couple of days had 6 groups through, all committed buyers who had missed out on recent comparable sales in our area. Whilst we had a couple of strong offers on the table quite quickly, they encouraged us not to accept any offers too quickly and were very good in managing the prospective buyers so we had another week to exhaust all other potential options. As it would happen, they had 4 additional groups through the following weekend and the eventual buyer was one who came through the second weekend so we were very thankful for their advice to give it another week. Throughout the whole process they would call us daily with feedback so we always felt we were being provided with up to date information and never ‘out of the loop’.
The whole process was done in 3 weeks (with 2 open inspections and a week of negotiating) for a price that we were very happy with when put up against comparable sales in the area that had all run auction campaigns. This meant our family were still able to live comfortably in our home and successfully sell, so I think it was as stress free as selling a home could be!
From the first visit Daniel and Steve were professional, friendly and clearly capable. Due to personal circumstances, I had to leave them to their own devices during much of the campaign, but their regular and informative communications ensured that I knew what was going on at every point in time. I learned to trust them, because they never let me down, and toward auction my confidence was complete. I was not disappointed – everything went like a dream with Vic running a hugely professional auction with an excellent result. The formalities were all taken care of in the moment as well – I did not have to worry about a thing. I recommend Daniel and Steve Cakmak to all vendors and am happy to be contacted for references.
Never a problem and as this is my third purchase from the Cakmak duo, it shows how I value them. Exudes confidence and ability in Estate Agent matters.
ATHELSTON PTY LTD
We have used Steve & Daniel Cakmak for the sale of two properties over the past few years, and they are absolutely brilliant. Professional, knowledgeable, and responsive, they are great communicators and work tirelessly to get the best results every time. We have absolutely no hesitation in giving them the highest possible recommendation. In addition to superb customer service, they were able to steer the process to a extremely satisfactory conclusion all while managing the process of getting the properties ready for sale while we already living overseas. No need to look any further for the agents of choice: in the Cakmak team you have exactly what you need!
After renting my townhouse for the past 12 months, I made the decision to sell. This was quite daunting at the time as I was no longer living in Sydney and needed to seek professional advice as to where to start! Before leaving Sydney, I had arranged with Daniel to receive regular updates on the Artarmon market. Right from our initial conversation, I was very confident in engaging Daniel and his brother Steve, as the agents handling the sale of the property. I was continually kept informed, and supported every step of the process with regular contact irrespective of the time difference, nothing was too much trouble. With Daniel’s and Steve’s expertise, I was comfortable the planning and preparation was in excellent hands! The energy and efforts from the whole team was much appreciated, and reflected in a sale on auction day. Thank you so much ensuring successful and professional outcome.
Daniel is pro-active, passionate and professional and we can't recommend him highly enough. Daniel's regular communication was flawless and we felt informed about how our campaign was progressing every step of the way. What's more is that he is strategic in his approach from everything including the marketing to how to achieve the best price for our property. After a not so favorable experience selling our last property, it was refreshing to find an agent who we could trust and who we had complete faith in. The proof of course is in the end result, and Daniel helped us to achieve a great price for our property, which was a record for our townhouse complex.
BELINDA & ADAM
Enthusiastic, friendly, genuine. It was such a pleasure working with Dan and his brother Steve, the Cakmak brothers. Dan was always very enthusiastic and kept our spirits high when situations arose. He was always available to help us when we had any questions. He was an excellent communicator when discussing the campaign and auction process. His friendly nature made our selling experience less stressful as we were filled with excitement. Dan and Steve together make a great team as they are both genuine and credible with strong market knowledge. Their daily phone calls and weekly meetings made us feel well informed and confident. I strongly recommend them to sell your property as they will work hard to get the highest possible price for you whilst making it a fun experience!
Daniel and I had been working together for more than 12 months and during that time we had many interactions. During this time Daniel was always affable and happy to speak with my wife and I. I found the whole process of purchasing a property with him to be pleasant and as often is not the case he maintained his professionalism throughout the process.
BEN & SHELLY
Daniel is such a lovely, approachable, friendly agent. He has gone out of his way to help us with the the purchase of our property. Always happy to answer any questions and has called and several times and kept us in the loop. For this alone I thank him. I would have no hesitation in recommending him as a sales agent and look forward to future encounters with him and his team.
Dear Steve and Daniel,
Thanks for your great efforts in achieving the marvelous result for the property, prior to auction.
From our first meeting I appreciated your advice in the setting of a price range and determining a marketing strategy. I consider the marketing material was first class.
Also, I appreciated your regular contact to keep me aware, during this at as times stressful period, of the interest being shown by potential buyers.
Again, thanks for your hard work, particularly over the last few days, to complete the sale.
Daniel was approachable and friendly. He has excellent knowledge of the market. He comes across as caring and trustworthy.
CARLA & ROGER
Daniel was forthright in his approach from my first contact. His continual feedback and assistance during the sale process was extremely valuable and resulted in an extremely good outcome.
Great dealing with Daniel.
Daniel and Steve Cakmak are a pleasure to work with and delivered excellent results in the sale of one of our properties 2 years ago, so it was a no-brainer to turn again to the brothers recently to sell another property. Their enthusiasm, energy, and daily communication, backed by extensive expertise and a high level of professionalism, resulted in a speedy and successful sale, despite uncertain times. I highly recommend Daniel and Steve Cakmak to any seller.
Having Steve and Daniel as our agents was the best thing we could have done.
Their knowledge of the market was spot on! This in turn gave us the confidence to follow their sales strategy and trust they had it covered. That being said, all
campaigns are never certain, so it was equal measures of their understanding of
our needs and concerns and simply being extremely personable.
Bottom line, they are truly professional and they are the guys you want in your
What can we say? You were amazing and surpassed all expectations. Phenomenal.
Steve was recommended to us by our neighbours, and as first time sellers in Sydney, we decided it was best to go with someone who had been endorsed by friends. From day one Steve was professional, efficient, on time, and knowledgeable. He teamed up with his brother Daniel to sell our home and together they were the Dream Team. We never felt pressured, we never felt doubt about our conversations with them – they were honest, open and refreshingly upfront. During the entire process we felt 100% in the picture and fully informed, things were not glossed over or exaggerated – discussions were always free and frank.
Selling during COVID-19 was always going to be risky, but, the time was right for us so we needed to give it a go. We followed the advice provided by Steve and Dan – about the presentation of our property and the best way to market it in these uncertain times. Their advice was spot on and they achieved a sale for us that we hadn’t even dared to hope for. We cannot thank them enough and we will sing their praises to anyone who wants to listen! They have restored our faith that there are Agents out there that care, want to help, can be professional and are always ‘above the line’. Thank you so much Steve and Dan – you are both super stars.
CARLA AND ANDREW
My sister and I are very grateful to have been associated with both Steve & Daniel Cakmak during the sale of our mother’s apartment. As it was a deceased estate, it was responded with understanding & excellent guidance. Being fairly inexperienced in the selling of property, we found we were able to rely on them totally to manage the process with the best possible outcome as a result. We received far more for the apartment than we had imagined possible & feel that our mother would have been very pleased with the result.
VENDOR'S AT 19/7 BROUGHTON ROAD
We engaged Daniel and Steve as agents to sell our property in Artarmon as we had become acquainted with them through our search for a new home and felt as though we could trust them to act in our best interests. Not only did they act in our best interests but they exceeded all our expectations every step of the way in keeping us fully informed throughout the process, always being available for any questions we had and 100% honest in dealings with both us and potential buyers. Daniel and Steve made it such a smooth and stress-free selling process that we would have absolutely no hesitation in both recommending them and working with them again. Oh, and they managed to achieve a record price for sales in our street for us!!
BEN & IVY
Knowledgeable, genuine and professional! Daniel was a professional agent who guided us throughout our first sale. He was knowledgeable about the current market and work tirelessly to sell our property for a great price. Daniel’s experience supported the sale of our property under the hammer and he engaged with the buyers to gain valuable knowledge. Thank you Daniel, we will be sure to use you again in the future.
Steve and Daniel are really genuine down to earth guys; what you see is what you get. They were so supportive for the years leading up to our sale helping us in our new property search, people to bounce ideas off of, nothing was too much trouble. They always provided balanced thinking through out our current sale and felt really safe in their hands. So much so, our whole family will miss the regular interactions and laughs we had!
TIMOTHY & SIOBHANN
Daniel was an absolute pleasure to work with - he is friendly, professional, respectful and patient. We know him from when we first started looking at properties in the area a few years ago, but did not end up buying through him. Nevertheless, he would reach out to us every so often to ask how things are going. At our request, he came past to look at our apartment and offered advice on market trends but never pressured us in any way. When we decided it was time to sell, he walked us through the process, and ensured we were clear on all aspects of the sale. He is very knowledgeable of the market and always made sure to set realistic expectations. We had some reservations about his methods, but trusted him and are glad we did as it was a great result. From when we signed the agency agreement, to the day of auction and beyond, his communication was top-notch. He would call us with an update almost every day and was succinct and informative. He is very approachable and always made us feel at ease to contact him as needed. We plan to continue to keep in touch with him and Steve and would highly recommend the Cakmaks.
Despite having multiple ties to other local agents, we engaged Dan and Steve to sell our apartment in Artarmon as we felt immediately comfortable and confident in their approach. Right from the outset we greatly appreciated their personal, supportive manner, particularly as we had not sold before.
Their transparency, experience and knowledge of the local market left us very comfortable we'd made the right choice and distinguished them from other agents. Every step of the way we felt informed and prepared for auction day, and the result took care of itself, going well above our reserve and expectations.
We would highly recommend Dan and Steve for their honesty, friendliness and professional approach to selling. Not only did they understand and acknowledge our views and desires, they respectfully guided us through the process, leveraging their experience and networks to get the best outcome.
And as if that wasn't enough, Dan also helped us find our new home, even liaising with other agents while on holiday!
ROGER & GEMMA
Head and Shoulders Above! Navigating a first property purchase is daunting, luckily I was navigating it with Steve & Daniel. These two stand out head and shoulders above other agents with the level of genuine care and commitment they have. They're friendly, honest and open with conversations that feel more like picking up the phone to a trusty (and expert!) friend. No question or request I ever had was too big or small for them. They happily gave me their time, knowledge and transparent answers so that I could be confident in my own decisions with no pressure or uncertainty. I would confidently recommend them and without doubt engage them myself in the future.
Steve and Daniel were our agents for the sale of our property. It was complicated being family owned and involved a number of people. They handled this with skill and expertise. Their advice proved to be faultless. They worked unstintingly on our behalf and were in constant communication - nothing was too much trouble. They achieved a great price for us which was also a record in the building. Importantly, we found them to be totally ethical and trustworthy. Many thanks, Steve & Daniel.
Daniel (and his brother Steve) provided an impeccable level of service during my recent sale of my property in Artarmon. Great market knowledge, outstanding communication and excellent marketing resulted in a result that was superb. Plus, they're great guys! I wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone looking for real estate services on the lower North Shore.
Daniel has extensive market knowledge, coupled with the ability to accurately price property led to a flawless marketing campaign and an excellent result. I was not in Sydney at all, but with such brilliant communication it was never an issue.