WHAT OUR OWNERS SAY ABOUT OUR MANAGEMENT SERVICES
Our family has owned holiday properties for many years. In the past, we used to manage these ourselves but when we purchased one in Gerringong we decided to work with South Coast Holidays (SCH) as our exclusive agents because they are the most responsive and professional in the area. It's turned out to be an excellent decision and our property, Seacliff House, is growing in popularity (and revenue) every year. Whilst at first the commissions may appear high, SCH will get you many more bookings than you could yourself and remove many of the challenges that dealing with short term guests can sometimes bring. Having SCH as our agents represents great value & we would highly recommend appointing them as your representatives.
I have rented my holiday house ‘Nobleview’ at Gerringong through South coast Holidays for 6 years. I have always found South Coast Holidays staff to be responsive to both myself and my tenants. Nothing is every too hard for staff to assist you with – going the extra yard to ensure all parties are happy.
I have always had great tenants. They have always communicated to me, in a nice and friendly manner, any issues or minor repairs needed on the property and have been happy to assist organising the repairs if needed.
The owner’s login facility is great – allowing me to see booking details at anytime. I have always received my monthly income and monthly statement at the end of the month with no issues.
I am pleased I have my property with Perrie Croshaw and her team at South Coast Holidays and happily recommend them.
LINDA G: Nobleview, Gerringong
WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY ABOUT US AND OUR PROPERTIES
This minimalistic furnished house is something that you can only dream about. It was a hard decision whether to look out to the beautiful green rolling hills or the majestic waters views that would keep you transfixed for hours. Sipping an afternoon bubbly on the superiorly furnished balcony whilst embracing the fresh clean salt air, hosted by the crashing of white water just a mere few meters away from you.
In the mornings you are awakened by a celebrity styled kitchen, induced by a lounge area that screams relaxation, with almost 180 degree views of parks, water and hills.
The architecturally designed house with the concrete floors gives you the feeling of luxury, and the bathrooms are stylistic, practical and welcoming. Perfect for shutting the door, having a bubble bath looking out onto the beach.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and believe we have found a niche slice of heaven, we will be back. Gina Field 2017 Business Woman of the Year, NSW Business Awards (stayed at Hamilton, Gerringong, October 2016)
"Great location!: This is our third stay at Seadance .This time we had 2 of our grandsons, & their parents & they enjoyed it very much. It was not swimming weather even though weather forecast indicated it was going to be hot. I hired a kayak from the caravan park across the river & the 2 grandsons & I had a great time! If you want a relaxing holiday this is the place to stay. Thanks to the staff of South Coast Holidays for their welcoming biscuits!" 5 stars
Ken F (stayed at Seadance, September 2016)
"Uninterrupted views of 7 Mile Beach and out to the ocean are spectacular. A wonderful location for city dwellers to wind down and relax. I would also like to mention what a pleasure it has been to deal with the helpful and efficient staff at South Coast Holidays. Thank you."
Julie C (stayed at 90 Ocean's Edge, Gerroa, March 2016)
"Great House in a great spot - nicely appointed and well managed."
Craig (stayed at Sunseeker, Berrara, December 2016)
South Coast Holidays made us feel very welcome. We arrived at about nine at night after driving after work from Sydney. We were expecting a cold house but the host had put the heaters on for us which made us feel very welcome. The kitchen was very well equipped and the view was breathtaking when we woke up. We were so close to the beach that my partner just walked across with his fishing rod."
Almitra (stayed at The Beachstead, July 2016)
"Fairview was a pretty cottage in a delightful location. My friends and I stayed for a weekend in September and really enjoyed it. It was clean and well presented, quirky and full of character. It was a bit chilly and we relied on the log fire to warm us up which added to the character. The staff were very professional and responsive. I would definitely stay again."
SarahC (stayed at Fairview, Gerringong, September 2016)
WHAT OUR OWNERS SAY WHEN WE SELL THEIR PROPERTIES
Due to popular demand, South Coast Holidays launched South Coast Lifestyle Property to handle the sale of holiday rental homes
Jessica Taylor, Sales, Cobargo:
The new Real Estate Agent in Cobargo - Jessica Taylor - on 0423689344, has been brilliant in acting on my behalf in the sale of my property in Brogo.
I wanted to be there in my patch of nature and green right up until I fell off the perch, but after a series of 'lemmony snicket' like unfortunate events, I had to accept that I couldn't manage the upkeep needed anymore (beloved man died a few years ago).
I had been really surprised by some earlier unpleasant experiences with other Real Estate Agents, so I was wary of putting the place on the market again. I came across Jessica's place in Cobargo by chance when I stopped for a coffee after a rubbish dump trip.
Jessica is one of those people who is completely honest, absolutely demonstrated her commitment to me as the seller, and would be there front and centre to show the property whenever someone wanted to see it. ( other agents didn't want to show properties on weekends- they said: genuine buyers will come back on weekdays....that is not true of course).
Jess is a natural communicator, and a people person through and through, but she is also astute. She listened to what I wanted, always kept her word, and advised me well.
Just wanted others to have the same benefit I had with Jessica's Agency, and preferably not to have any of the negative and stressful earlier experiences that I had with other agents.
All the best,
Perrie Croshaw, Sales, Gerringong
We are writing to thank you for the excellent job that you did for us in the sale of our house at Gerroa.
Right from the time when we were first testing the water with a number of agents, we felt that we were on the same wave-length. We were impressed by your swift appreciation of the strong points of the house while also responding to your directness about those things that might hold its rapid sale back. You correctly identified the kind of buyers that were likely to be interested and your market appraisal turned out to be spot-on, given that we eventually sold towards the top of the range that you forecast. Interestingly your appraisal was lower than both the other agents that we met – but we were looking for a reality check after a previous failed attempt to sell the house last year. This was, however, not what swayed us to select you as our agents; it was much more to do with our sense that, if we were buyers, we would respond more positively to your warmth and no-nonsense approach. I think most people expect real estate agents to be full of hyperbole and basically insincere, whereas you are clearly not!
In the preparation phase, you were incredibly helpful in giving us sensible tips in terms of presentation of the house. We felt that we were expertly guided through this phase of the process and that you were a great asset in making sure that the property looked its very best when it came to Open Inspections. We were also very happy with your approach to the marketing which we felt was appropriately targeted and which sold the house on its best merits.
While we were of course not present for Opens, your follow-up was immaculate with phone calls within hours of each Open to give us detailed run-down of interest and potential. Similarly your feedback after making follow-up calls was also spot-on. We felt totally informed and consulted every step of the way.
Finally, when it came to crunch-time, your calm advice and negotiating skills delivered an excellent result. We were impressed by the fact that you gently levered the price up to one which was clearly towards the very top of the buyer’s range – and one that we were very happy with. Your subsequent closing of the deal and handling of the paperwork was also faultless. And the whole process was done and dusted within three months which, given the state of the market for holiday houses, was really impressive.
So, all in all, you made what can be a nerve-wracking experience about as smooth, pleasant and trouble-free as we might have imagined. And, having been through the experience of a failed attempt to sell last year, I cannot stress how different our experience was with you in terms of the care, attention and energy that went into making the sale. I would have no hesitation in recommending your services to others and am happy for you to share this email with prospective clients – as I am sure that they will be just as happy as us if they decide to engage you to help them through one of life’s more challenging experiences!
All the very best,
Rob and Verity (former owners of Beachcomber, Gerroa)
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