Testimonials

Getting the House Sold …

If you are needing your property sold then Darrell Johnson from Knobel and Davis is the man for the job!

If you are needing your property sold then Darrell Johnson from Knobel and Davis is the man for the job! He was professional, reliable and had my house sold in the time frame I asked for! Thank You Darrell


Shelley

A 1st class Real Estate Agent …

Darrell was recommended to us and we could not have been happier with his professional approach and genuine concern for the best outcome for us.

Darrell was recommended to us and we could not have been happier with his professional approach and genuine concern for the best outcome for us. Thanks largely to Darrell’s guidance and advice our property was sold within a month of going on the market. We were delighted with the sale price and would recommend, without hesitation, you engage Darrell to sell your property, if you are in the process of deciding on an agent …


Annette & David

Who says selling a home is stressful? …

I just wanted to say thank you so much to Darrell and his team for making selling our home such an exciting and easy process.

I just wanted to say thank you so much to Darrell and his team for making selling our home such an exciting and easy process. Personable, friendly and professional, Darrell was such a pleasure to deal with. Stress free! Thanks so much Darrell …


Erin

Darrell's advice for presentation and sale worked a treat!

From our first meeting with Darrell, we felt unpressured yet confident! It is one of life's most important decisions to sell the family home, and we can say with confidence, that we chose the right man for the job.

From our first meeting with Darrell, we felt unpressured yet confident! It is one of life’s most important decisions to sell the family home, and we can say with confidence, that we chose the right man for the job. Our house was sold for asking price, with only one open inspection, and Darrell’s advice for presentation and sale worked a treat! We have no hesitation in recommending Darrell Johnson as a wonderful Real Estate Agent!


 


Maree & Clem Wildermuth

we felt very confident in his ability to market our house

Thank you to Darrell Johnson for his professional handling of our sale. He was always pleasant and smiling and managed to negotiate a sale with a figure we were happy with.

Thank you to Darrell Johnson for his professional handling of our sale.  He was always pleasant and smiling and managed to negotiate a sale with a figure we were happy with. That is some achievement in this market and his quiet but efficient and pleasant manner has a lot to do with it.  I would also like to commend him for the considerate way he managed inspections: we were notified ahead in plenty of time and he came early to ensure the house was ready.  He rang us after each inspection to report on the buyers’ reactions.  At all times he kept us up-to-date on the progress of the sale and we felt very confident in his ability to market our house.  Our thanks once again to him and your office.


 


Elizabeth & Brian Spencer

I now do not hesitate to recommend Darrell to anyone who is thinking of selling.

I first met Darrell when we were looking to purchase a property and inspected one that he had listed. I was immediately impressed with his warm nature and the level of professionalism he displayed.

I first met Darrell when we were looking to purchase a property and inspected one that he had listed. I was immediately impressed with his warm nature and the level of professionalism he displayed.


Although we didn’t end up purchasing the property Darrell was selling at the time, when we needed to sell our own residence a year later, I knew Darrell was the man for the job.


In an extremely tough market when houses were not moving, within 5 days of listing our property with Darrell, he had a signed contract on our table at a price we were extremely happy with.


His level of experience and knowledge of the local property market, together with his high level of integrity, personable manner and strong work ethic made Darrell a pleasure to do business with.


I now do not hesitate to recommend Darrell to anyone who is thinking of selling.


 


Kara Watson

Thanks for selling our house. If we need to sell again, we will definitely give you a call.

Thanks so much for being a very ethical, kind real-estate agent. Colin and I both agree that there wouldn’t be many like you – explains why you do so well !!

Thanks so much for being a very ethical, kind real-estate agent. Colin and I both agree that there wouldn’t be many like you – explains why you do so well !!!


Thanks for selling our house. If we need to sell again, we will definitely give you a call.


 


 


Colin & Michelle Jordine

sell it he did, in only a few weeks

I would like to congratulate Darrell Johnson on selling my home in such a professional and timely manner.

I would like to congratulate Darrell Johnson on selling my home in such a professional and timely manner.


I had previously engaged the services of two other Real Estate Agents to sell my home before I was referred to Darrell. Both of these Real Estate Agents did nothing but condition me to take a lower price from the minute they listed the property for sale. I noticed with both these Agents that as soon as I signed on the dotted line there were dozens of excuses and reasons why it wasn’t selling.


With Darrell, his experience was clearly demonstrated. I took his advice, did all the marketing he recommended and simply let him do his job.


Darrell was clear, precise and accurate. He didn’t tell me what I wanted to hear, he told me the truth, so I had no hesitation to list with him. I got my price via his marketing campaign and am very pleased with the service and his whole handling of the sale process.


It goes to show how comfortable I was with him, I am also a Real Estate agent, but felt it best to have an external agent sell it … and sell it he did, in only a few weeks.


If you would like to talk to me about him I would be pleased to do so, and for the record, I would refer him to anyone even if my home had not have sold because he did more than any agent has ever done in all my 24 years in the industry.


 


Keith Knights

you are an outstanding agent Darrell

I have to tell you that after looking at numerous properties in the past week or so (now as a buyer), I have yet to meet an agent as professional and dedicated as you Darrell.

I have to tell you that after looking at numerous properties in the past week or so (now as a buyer), I have yet to meet an agent as professional and dedicated as you Darrell.  I always knew this was the case but it is interesting to see what is out there.  I have met some very nice people but they don’t follow through with enquiries or bother getting back to me – when I almost have money to spend. It has been and continues to be (until we find the right place) a very interesting exercise.


Thanks again for all your hard work in securing our sale. As I said previously, you are an outstanding agent Darrell – professional in every way and there was never any thought to go with another agent, even though I think I could paper the house with all the agent letters we received. We are now looking forward to the next exciting chapter in our lives as we try country living.


I was at a friend’s house for drinks recently and was very happy to recommend you to the gathering as some of them may consider selling also.


 


 


Judy Vickerman

Dear Darrell,

We’d just like to say thanks for all you have done and that we greatly appreciate that you made buying our first house an easy & stress-free process … we absolutely love the house !!!    

We’d just like to say thanks for all you have done and that we greatly appreciate that you made buying our first house an easy & stress-free process … we absolutely love the house !!!


 


 


Conor & Natalie Agius

Darrell was always humanistic, pleasant and supportive

We would like to express our sincere thanks to Darrell for his wonderful support and his professional handling of the recent sale of our home.

We would like to express our sincere thanks to Darrell for his wonderful support and his professional handling of the recent sale of our home.


During this very stressful time Darrell was always humanistic, pleasant and supportive to us, offering good communication at all times, his efficient manner was helpful in preparation of inspections, his follow up on the progress of enquiries was appreciated and we would have no hesitation in recommending him to any future potential seller.


 


 


Sandra Calabretta & Laurie Knighton

highly recommend Darrell Johnson for any real estate transactions

It is with great pleasure that Fiona and I write this letter of recommendation for real estate agent, Darrell Johnson of Knobel & Davis Real Estate.

It is with great pleasure that Fiona and I write this letter of recommendation for real estate agent, Darrell Johnson of Knobel & Davis Real Estate. We met Darrell for the purchase of a house and were so impressed by hisprofessionalism, we entrusted Darrell to act as agents and to list for sale our home also. From the beginning we experienced first class professional expertise, the persistence and patience Darrell put in the difficult market and the weekly updates online that showed statistics as to how many times our house had been visited online. We were very pleased with the manner in which our home was listed, presented and shown to prospective buyers. Eventually Darrell sold our home. We will continue to engage Darrell’s expertise in future sales, it is so reassuring to find a agent you can really have confidence in handling your affairs with highest degree of integrity and smooth settlements, we therefore highly recommend Darrell Johnson for any real estate transactions. We met Darrell on a business level and we have developed a friendship that will continue for many years.


 


Fiona & Roy Matthews

many thanks for your personal efforts

Dear Darrell ... After selecting you and your company Knobel & Davis to handle the sale of my house I can only say that I was fully satisfied with the result in a very tough market.

Dear Darrell … After selecting you and your company Knobel & Davis to handle the sale of my house I can only say that I was fully satisfied with the result in a very tough market.


Your organised and enthusiastic attention to all details were I am sure the reason for the sale.


Again, many thanks for your personal efforts.


 Ian Blake

We will happily recommend you to all of our friends and family

Many thanks to you Darrell … I don’t think I would’ve made it without your ongoing communication and positivity. I’m pretty sure the boys think of you as an uncle now – you are referred to as “our friend Darrell. I think even the dogs will miss you !!!

Many thanks to you Darrell … I don’t think I would’ve made it without your ongoing communication and positivity. I’m pretty sure the boys think of you as an uncle now – you are referred to as “our friend Darrell. I think even the dogs will miss you !!!


We will happily recommend you to all of our friends and family.


 


Carly, Lincoln, Jude and Mac Hahn

you gave us Gold Class service !!!

Thanks Darrell – we feel so fortunate to have had you as our agent and wanted to express our gratitude to you for your professional and inspired approach to selling our home … you gave us Gold Class service !!!    

Thanks Darrell – we feel so fortunate to have had you as our agent and wanted to express our gratitude to you for your professional and inspired approach to selling our home … you gave us Gold Class service !!!


 


 


Joanna & Vince Hoey

honest, reliable, professional

Darrell is a great agent to deal with … honest, reliable, professional. Who could want anything more?

Darrell is a great agent to deal with … honest, reliable, professional. Who could want anything more?


Robyn & Howard Greig

No small task was too difficult for Darrell

Selling your home is a huge monetary concern for most Australians but Darrell was professional, well-mannered and kept us in the loop during the whole process.

Selling your home is a huge monetary concern for most Australians but Darrell was professional, well-mannered and kept us in the loop during the whole process. No small task was too difficult for Darrell and during the sales process we were informed, kept up to date and advised in a most professional manner.


I would have no hesitation in recommending Darrell Johnson to represent you when it is time to sell your home and move on … stress free, informative, understanding and most of all respectful and honest to the core. Choose Darrell and get the best sale price available in the most professional manner.


Wally Fullerton-Smith

he did it all !!!

WOW ... what an experience !!! I wanted to write this letter for any vendors who are trying to choose an agent to sell their home.

WOW … what an experience !!! I wanted to write this letter for any vendors who are trying to choose an agent to sell their home.


We listed our property for sale with Darrell Johnson from Knobel and Davis Property Services. We had dealt with Darrell when we bought the house 3 years earlier and found him to be very professional and knowledgeable then, so he was the first agent we thought to ring when we decided to put the house on the market. We are located in Melbourne so we put our trust in Darrell to sell our home and communicate with us from a long distance – we were not disappointed. Whether it was the little things he did like touching up paint work, organising tree removal, bringing items from his own home to complete the look of the furnished rooms or anything that he thought would improve the selling chances of the property, he did it all !!!


We have bought and sold a number of properties in Melbourne and have dealt with a number of different agents and we can honestly say that Darrell has been the most professional, trustworthy, and hard working agent we have ever had the pleasure of dealing with. We know that the market is tough in Queensland at the moment and Darrell pulled out every stop to help sell our home from the moment we listed the property to the moment it sold. We never felt out of the loop – he always contacted us via phone call or e-mail after every open home or inspection and gave us valuable feedback.


Darrell is that agent that gives just that little bit more and who cares about you and your home – not just collecting his commission (which I can guarantee you will have no problems handing over as you will learn his is well and truly worth it). At the end of all of this, I now count Darrell as not only my agent but also as my friend and I am sure at the end of your experience you will feel the same.


If you think this letter is too good to be true, please don’t hesitate to call me as I would gladly tell you more about our experience in selling our home with Darrell.


Regards,


 


Brandon & Kate Groves

a wonderful stress-free experience!

We bought a house through Fiona who had a wealth of knowledge of the local area! Fiona provided very professional and efficient service, helping us purchase a beautiful new home for the right price.

We bought a house through Fiona who had a wealth of knowledge of the local area! Fiona provided very professional and efficient service, helping us purchase a beautiful new home for the right price. The negotiations between the sellers and ourselves were easy wih Fiona’s help and patience. Thank you again for such a wonderful stress-free experience!


 


 


Kate and Kane

You are a wonderful team

We are writing to express our sincere thanks and appreciation for everything you accomplished on selling our property.

Dearest Fiona and Kienan,


We are writing to express our sincere thanks and appreciation for everything you accomplished on selling our property.


Both of you are very knowledgeable when it comes to real estate. You are also both very understanding, efficient, trustworthy and kind. Your time in explaining the process of advertising, open house and auction were made significantly easy for us.


You are a wonderful team. We can not speak highly enough of Knobel and Davis, congratulations. We will highly recommend your company.


 


Tony & Vera Langbridge, 01 October 2014

I think she did a great job

My Unit was only on the market 1 month before it was sold. Fiona co-ordinated the moving out of the current tenants during the sale period and finalised the rental issues on my behalf.

My Unit was only on the market 1 month before it was sold. Fiona co-ordinated the moving out of the current tenants during the sale period and finalised the rental issues on my behalf. A number of buyers had placed offers and Fiona managed the negotiation of those to get very close to my asking price. I think she did a great job and would recommend her to any seller looking for a passionate agent who can get a great outcome quickly.


Paul Giess

I would certainly recommend them as selling agents

I recently had the experience of purchasing a Broadbeach Waters property listed by Knobel and Davis and under the dual agency of Fiona Giess and Kienan Shepherd.

I recently had the experience of purchasing a Broadbeach Waters property listed by Knobel and Davis and under the dual agency of Fiona Giess and Kienan Shepherd.


As both a Property Investor and Resident on the Gold Coast for a considerable number of years I have had the experience of dealing with a number of Agents from a variety of Real Estate Agencies. As in every field you meet the good with the bad


I have no hesitation in adding both Fiona and Kienan to the good list. They both impressed me greatly with their ethical approach on behalf of their Client and with their excellent communication with myself during the entire sales process.


Having completed their job on behalf of their Client, the seller, they even assisted me in finding a tenant for a short term lease.


I would certainly recommend them as selling agents and would definitely consider using them myself when I am in the market to sell.


 


Chantal & Steve O'Malley, 12 November 2014

Fiona made the experience a very smooth and uneventful one

Fiona Giess of Knobel and Davis recently sold us an Investment Property in Robina. The property was marketed by Fiona who presented it in the absolute best possible way with both internet listings with a virtual tour, and also within printed media.

Fiona Giess of Knobel and Davis recently sold us an Investment Property in Robina. The property was marketed by Fiona who presented it in the absolute best possible way with both internet listings with a virtual tour, and also within printed media. There was little chance the property would escape our attention as prospective purchasers. Then when it came time to physically inspect the property, Fiona went beyond the usual call of duty, and arranged inspection times outside the usual “open home” times so we had the opportunity to inspect and make an offer as a matter of priority. As such, she kept the best interests of the vendor at the foremost, whilst also allowing potential purchaser’s the ability to inspect and make the all important offer. Fiona made the experience a very smooth and uneventful one. She is a very good communicator and even at the negotiation stage it flowed without a hiccup We have no hesitation recommending Fiona.


 


Sue & Mark Colman, 16 April 2015

Fiona has impeccable communication and organisational skills

Fiona has impeccable communication and organisational skills rarely seen in my many years, having employed several thousand people directly and indirectly within my companies.

Fiona has impeccable communication and organisational skills rarely seen in my many years, having employed several thousand people directly and indirectly within my companies. I would have absolutely no hesitation with referring Fiona to look after any projects for me in any aspect of marketing, customer relations, sales and leasing, especially when it comes to property listings, sales and communication throughout the transaction.


Silvio Bevacqua

We have been impressed with Fiona’s performance

Fiona Giess has been assisting us to purchase a Gold Coast investment property. She has done an excellent job under difficult circumstances, to firstly evaluate potential properties within our budget and specifications, and then arrange for us to bid by telephone at auction from London.

Fiona Giess has been assisting us to purchase a Gold Coast investment property. She has done an excellent job under difficult circumstances, to firstly evaluate potential properties within our budget and specifications, and then arrange for us to bid by telephone at auction from London.


We have been impressed with Fiona’s performance and enthusiasm as well as the quality of the pre-sale information provided. Although we have been the under bidder on two occasions, we eventually bought our first investment property. Fiona’s constant communication, determination, and the ability to persevere with us until the right property presented itself, and was appreciated by us considering the distance.


 


Carla Bruner

Thank you for your help with everything

Thank you for all your help in relation to the purchase of my first property. It can be a daunting experience so I appreciate the help and service that you provided.

Thank you for all your help in relation to the purchase of my first property. It can be a daunting experience so I appreciate the help and service that you provided. Furthermore, thank you for the guidance and transparency in relation to the negotiation and settlement of the property and the assistance and support you gave knowing that I had limited property buying experience. As a first home buyer, you made the process of purchasing the property much easier than expected. I would be happy to recommend you to any prospective property purchaser/seller based on the service you provided during the purchase of my property. Thank you for your help with everything and I look forward to dealing with you in the future.


 


Jeff Cross

easy to approach and very impressed by her hard work

Thanks very much for acquiring our property in Pohlman Street, especially with the help of Fiona Giess.

Thanks very much for acquiring our property in Pohlman Street, especially with the help of Fiona Giess. We have a high regard towards her professional manner, very passionate, responsible, informative, efficient and helpful in everyway she could, even in areas she was not in charge of. We also found she was easy to approach and very impressed by her hard work.


 


Angela Yuan and David Halfpenny

she was superb

Wally and I would like to acknowledge that the commitment Fiona made in helping us to achieve the sale of our property in Southport was the best we could have hoped for.

Wally and I would like to acknowledge that the commitment Fiona made in helping us to achieve the sale of our property in Southport was the best we could have hoped for. After dealing with two other realtors we had almost given up hope of a sale. We decided to return to whom we had originally purchased the property through ten years previous. Fiona was assigned to looking after us and we can honestly say she was superb. She truly ticked all the right boxes and within no time had secured a sale for us. Without a doubt we would recommend her services as an agent to anyone. She was professional and a pleasure to deal with.


 


Sue and Wally Nobbs

The best ally a vendor can have is a great agent.

As anyone who has bought or sold property can attest the real estate market being a fickle game. With vendors wanting a high price, buyers wanting a low price and economic uncertainty thrown into the mix the whole experience can be a game of frustration.

As anyone who has bought or sold property can attest the real estate market being a fickle game. With vendors wanting a high price, buyers wanting a low price and economic uncertainty thrown into the mix the whole experience can be a game of frustration. The best ally a vendor can have is a great agent.


Ideally the agent will be positive, highly communicative and  as dedicated as you are to bringing about the sale of your property at the highest possible price. I was fortunate recently to have such an agent when I sold my house in Labrador on the Gold Coast. The agent was Ms Fiona Giess.


What stood out about Ms Giess upon meeting her was her positive attitude and professionalism. During the time my property was on the market it became obvious to me that Ms Giess and I were partners in selling the property. She was responsive to all of my requests, was always on time and cheery and provided fantastic communication as to what was happening. I can’t recommend her highly enough and will certainly seek her out when the time comes for me to re-purchase.


Thank you Fiona for your patience, dedication and professionalism; you really did make my sales experience bearable in an otherwise difficult market.


 


Amy Bishop

she demonstrated her efficient handling of the Real Estate intricacies

With reference to our recent cooperative dealings regarding the sale of our family property in Runaway Bay, Gold Coast, Qld, I happily supply the following recommendation.

With reference to our recent cooperative dealings regarding the sale of our family property in Runaway Bay, Gold Coast, Qld, I happily supply the following recommendation. Over the past 12 years I have been involved in ten purchases or sales transactions of some seven private properties in S.E. Qld. The majority were owned by myself. The latest was the sale of a family house and land in Runaway Bay. Fiona Giess was chosen to handle the sale, against several other agents, when she demonstrated her efficient handling of the Real Estate intricacies – and also, very importantly, for her regular telephone contacts, always keeping us up to date with any and all aspects involving the different stages of the sale. From my own past experiences, I have found the majority of agents are prepared to accept your listing but then tend to do as little as possible with the regard to their agency/client responsibilities. Which is why, when I was selling or buying a property through a Real Estate Agent, I tried to always engage three different companies in the transaction. Because of Fiona’s attention to detail and her personal drive to put maximum effort into all matters of her client, I can honestly recommend Fiona to anyone who intends buying or selling a property, now, or in the future.


Roy Hopwood