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Catherine O'Neill

Craig Stegman - Rocklands Rd Wollstonecraft


We very much appreciate your professionalism dealing with both our properties. We are very happy with the way you managed the sales and tailored the process to suit the property in question – with the focus on delivering the best return through negotiated settlement in one case and auction in the second. Your advice around preparing our properties for sale clearly paid off!



Dan Fleming - Wollstonecraft

Dear Karen,

I hope this email finds you well. I write with some feedback on one of your employees, Courtney McNamara, who is managing a property in Wollstonecraft that my fiancée and I began renting last week.

Courtney was exceptional in her work with us last week when we came to sign the lease. She went out of her way to ensure that all of our needs were met, and we left LSRE feeling absolutely confident in our relationship with the agency. Both my fiancée and I remarked afterwards that, were we to rent out our own place or look at buying in the area, LSRE would be our preferred agent.

We also had an excellent experience with Jonathon, who was the agent who showed us the property originally.

It’s a testament to you and your team that you have such excellent staff. Keep up the good work!

With best wishes,

Catherine O'Neill

C.J. Mountifield, ACT

I have had the pleasure of being a client of Laing + Simmons, North Sydney, since 1997.

The relationship began when I bought a Lavender Bay apartment for which Laing + Simmons was the selling agent.

Laing + Simmons then became my property manager, being local and having offered excellent service.

A highlight of the property management relationship has been the professional approach of the staff; this has brought a sense of complete trust.

This professional approach was demonstrated recently when Laing + Simmons recommended that an upgrade of the apartment would result in a greater return on my investment.

Taking a genuine interest in my investment Laing + Simmons recommended a scope for the renovation works and suggested a builder who could meet the brief.

Having commenced the renovations, it became clear that the quality of the works was going to greatly increase the value of the apartment; Catherine O’Neill, the principal of Laing + Simmons, North Sydney, suggested that it might be an opportune time to sell.

Catherine has now acted as my selling agent in putting the apartment on the market. I have been impressed by her marketing, her handling of prospective purchasers and their enquiries and with her recommendation of the auctioneer. The realised sale price exceeded my expectations.

I have no hesitation in recommending Catherine O’Neill and Laing + Simmons, North Sydney. One can have total confidence in their handling of real estate matters with both ability and integrity.
Catherine O'Neill

Andrew Morgan, ACT

Catherine O’Neill has been my agent since 1994 when I first approached her to assist me in purchasing a property.
Knowing that the property was going to be an investment for myself and my family she suggested several properties she thought would be suitable for my requirements, finally settling on this one
From day one Catherine guided me on minor improvements I could make to achieve the highest market rent and has continued to do so over the last 21 years. During that time Catherine and her team consistently worked to ensure I had the most suitable tenants for my property with minimal vacancy. Repairs and maintenance were always carried out on my behalf in a timely manner to the satisfaction of my tenants and in the best interest of the property and myself as a landlord.
Being an absentee owner Catherine kept me regularly updated on the Sydney property sales and rental market which ultimately helped me in choosing the best time to sell the property.
Upon deciding to sell , Catherine used her extensive knowledge of the local market, suggesting property styling and a marketing strategy which resulted in a sales price exceeding my expectation and a record price for the building.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Catherine O’Neill and Laing+Simmons North Sydney as the go to team for sales and property management on the Lower North Shore.
Catherine O'Neill

Grant Young, Mosman Street Mosman

Dear Catherine,

Your firm has managed our seven apartments for over 35 years. We would like to take this opportunity to compliment you and all of your wonderful staff for your excellent service over all of those years.

We greatly appreciate your firm’s dedication to service – the fact that we can relax knowing that you manage all aspects of leasing the units and collecting the rents – that we never have a unit empty for more than a couple of weeks on change of tenants – and that we have never lost a dollar of rent due to a defaulting tenant.

We also appreciate your regular thorough property inspections, and your excellent and timely owner reports. It is of great comfort to know that you will attend to all general maintenance issues without having to contact us.

And in the last three years we have been highly impressed with the magnificent renovations you have arranged for five of our apartments. And all completed with minimal input from us! We could not have attempted to do this work without your total control and guidance.
Not only have these improvements resulted in significantly higher rentals, but it has produced great increases in their capital values. Thank you!!

We would be pleased to recommend your services to any owner looking to appoint a managing agent.

Grant Young
Jonathan Hooper

Michael Jenkin - Pacific Highway Crows Nest

We've just taken on a lease agreement with Laing & Simmons courtesy of the flexibility and professionalism of their staff; in particular, Jonathan Hooper.
Jonathan was friendly, knowledgeable and informative. He answered all our queries and was open about the ins and outs of our desired property and the rental market at large.
When it came time to apply and secure the property, Jonathan, in league with Cheryl Edwards, another Laing & Simmons agent, worked hard and fast to check our details and references, and got back to us in a very short period of time. Thanks!
Catherine O'Neill

Emma - 98 Alfred Street Milsons Point

Dear Catherine,

A BIG thank you for the great result at auction when my unit sold above all our expectations. I am particularly pleased with your recommendation to use a stylist to furnish the apartment showing likely buyers the full potential of the unit. It created a sense of space, light and airiness in a one bedroom apartment that I did not think was possible. Well worth the money spent. Also, as can be seen from the number of participants at the auction, you managed to reach the right target market of potential buyers. Your professional campaign clearly had results.

Take care
Catherine O'Neill

Pam - Shirley Road Wollstonecraft

Dear Catherine,

Thinking back, now that the sale of 12/73 Shirley Road is completed, I am still amazed at the fantastic result and how easy you made the whole process for me and my family.

Your advice and management covered every aspect; presentation, promotion, knowledge of the market, etc, etc.

Furthermore, you were always available and quick to respond to any of our requests.

Thank you so much.
Kym West

Amit - Alfred Street Milsons Point

Hi Kym,

Thank you for all your assistance during my stay at this apartment. It was absolutely wonderful working with you, thorough and professional. Having dealt with a few agents during my house hunt I realised I will be missing you and the team at LSNS.

Hope our paths cross again in future.

Regards, Amit
Catherine O'Neill

Chris & Caroline - Gillies Street Wollstonecraft

We recently sold our home unit through L&S at North Sydney and were extremely impressed with the professional and business-like approach of Catherine and her staff. Their advice in relation to presentation of the unit proved to be invaluable in obtaining a sale price beyond our expectation at auction. In preparing for the sale we also had renovations undertaken which were competently managed by Joshua at L&S. He provided innovative advice on the styling of the renovation and liaised directly on our behalf with the builders. All in all we are extremely pleased with the result and the invaluable assistance provided by L&S. We would highly recommend this agency.

Chris & Caroline Ford
Laing+Simmons Beyond the Expected
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