Michael Dunn and Marion Badenoch worked as a great team. From the initial meeting through property preparation, styling, marketing, auction to completion of the sale, they worked every step of the way in a professional and personal manner. I have no hesitation in recommending them.
Mark Hourigan (Executor for the deceased estate)
Michael, Andrew and Marion were an absolute pleasure to work with. They made us feel very comfortable throughout the sales process despite the uncertainty due to COVID restrictions. We found the team to be extremely trustworthy and their advice regarding the sale process was on the mark and resulted in a fantastic outcome for us. Great communication throughout the process was also a highlight. Would not hesitate to use the Michael, Andrew and Marion again.
Scott Cook (Vendor)
My wife and I were very happy with the service and professionalism that Michael Dunn and Andrew Birbeck showed during the period from their engagement to the sale of our property at 2 Sassafras Lane. We liked their manner and the way in which they conducted themselves. There was no doubt in the closing stages of the sale that Michael's wealth of experience and many decades in the industry came to the fore.
Edward Dawson-Damer (Vendor)
Michael was a pleasure to deal with throughout a difficult and protracted selling process due to COVID. He kept me well-informed about how the sales campaign was going, and provided sensible and balanced advice. He was a patient and tenacious agent, and at no time pressured me to sell. He was ably supported by Marion Badenoch and Andrew Birbeck who were both extremely competent, helpful and professional. I would not hesitate to use Michael and his team again.
(Darling Point Vendor)
Very attentive, responsive, reasonable, kind and easy to deal with.
Michael was the perfect balance between responsive but not too pushy. We were looking at this home for a few months and he was very patient as we were selling a place prior. Luckily it was still available after our sale and he made the process of buying seamless.
(Darling Point Purchaser)
Experience, Courtesy and Dependable
We have dealt with Michael and his team at Richardson and Wrench, Double Bay now 3 times over 22 years. His experience and thorough knowledge of the Eastern Suburbs market, have led to sound and realistic advice and we have achieved good results.
In addition we have appreciated the courtesy always shown and the information provided during the sales process.
When asked, I have no hesitation in recommending him as reliable, skilled and trustworthy.
(Double Bay Vendors)
Michael was discreet, respectful, wise and efficient in all aspects of the sale of the property.
With the rapid change in the real estate climate due to the pandemic, he was quick to bring forward the sale with various interested parties resulting in a win/win for both the vendor and purchaser.
You couldn't be in better hands!
(Point Piper Vendor)
Michael and Phoebe recently sold our home for us in Fairweather Street, Bellevue Hill. The whole process was seamless and their level of professionalism was outstanding.
When it came to the presentation of our home Phoebe’s attention to detail was extremely impressive. We would highly recommend Richardson and Wrench, Double Bay as they always act with integrity and value client relationships.
Sarah & Christopher Mullan (vendors)
Choosing Michael Dunn and his team to sell our house was the best decision we made. Michael’s professionalism, patience and guidance delivered an outstanding result.
Michael is well known and respected in the area after years of continued relationships with both buyers and seller. We would highly recommend the Richardson and Wrench team.
Congratulations on how successfully R&W ran the auction last night and more particularly thank you very much for the manner in which you and the team ran this campaign. It was an exceptional result attributable to all the hard work put in to make that happen and also your ability and competence.
The manner in which you organised to present the property and the actual presentation could not have been any better. Your recommendations as to renovations and repairs required in advance to maximise the potential of the property all proved to be the best advice possible and really demonstrated the depth of your understanding of the area and the nature of our potential buyers. I was astonished at how well you had the property prepared and presented.
That aspect was very important but not nearly as significant as your efforts and professionalism in marketing the property and matching the right style of buyers with the property. You are so well in touch with potential buyers and with property movements in the area it all looked easy but I know how hard you worked to make that happen which ensured the success of the campaign.
I am extremely grateful to you both and the team at R&W. The level of communication, attention to detail, empathy to maximise interest in the property and management of the sales process is first rate and you should all be very proud being involved in the business. This was my first opportunity to work with you & R&W and without hesitation I will recommend you to others dealing in property. By a very long way you surpassed my expectations.
Charles Cupit (Vendor)
We as a family were most fortunate and in excellent hands to have Michael and James Dunn help us sell our mothers unit in Edgecliff. Their advertising campaign went very well and their expertise at the auction and communication skills were also excellent.
Selling the home that has been in my Family for nearly 100 years was always going to be a highly emotive time but Michael Dunn and his team guided me through the process with much care and showed sensitivity at all times.
He never hurried me in making decisions that were hard to make but continually offered support and advice as to how things could move along, even paving my way for my next move to an apartment. His suggestions for massive de-cluttering and presentation of a very old loved house were much appreciated and he was always willing to lend a hand even when my hose blew up in his face as he was fixing it for me.
We were an extremely busy venue with many private showings, as people considered how to best approach renovating the grand old house.
Michael and his team were always aware of my needing plenty of notice when this would occur, as I was only recently out of hospital and coping with a bereavement in the family, so I needed their help.
Many thanks Michael for a great effort carried out in the gentlest way possible.
Jannette Loudon (Vendor)
I would like to thank you so much for your professionalism, friendly manner, and attention to regular contact with me with updates and details of the campaign. And, of course, giving me confidence that there would be a good outcome… good on you, and your team, for achieving the unachievable. It took a lot of tenacity, and a lot of work.
Annie Blau (Vendor)
Michael made time available to discuss and advise on all facets of the sales process. We were constantly advised of movements in the market and felt very comfortable about making decisions as we believed that we had all possible information on which to base decisions regarding the preparation for sale and the final sale negotiations
Leo & Sandra Demer (Vendors)
Michael and James Dunn are Exceptional Agents. Both are deserving of far more than 5 Stars on Rate My Agent. Their combined advice resulted in the successful sale of 8 Victoria Road, Bellevue Hill. The execution of this delicate transaction, was by far the best I have experienced in 40 years in the business world. After the sale was agreed, their care and attention to us the seller and to the buyers needs is also worthy of praise. In my opinion Michael Dunn and James Dunn are the Very, Very Best in the Real Estate Business...!
Estate of the Late Neville Edward Miller Christie - Paul Marshall (Vendor)
We cannot speak highly enough of the service we received from Michael and Veronika. We were away attending our daughter’s wedding the week before our marketing campaign began. They organized different tradespeople to come and get the property looking perfect. We were so impressed with their commitment and assistance. Their guidance and advice helped make what can be a very stressful and emotional experience as smooth and stress free as possible. We are so grateful we chose Michael and Veronica to advise us through the selling experience. We trusted them implicitly and highly recommend them both.
Peter & Lizzie Cahill (Vendors)
Pleasure to deal with and we got a fabulous result!
Both Michael Dunn and Veronika Brinkmann were fantastic throughout the whole process, their attention to detail on marketing and preparation advice for our property was much appreciated as well as their communication in keeping us up to date.
There were no surprises come auction day and we felt that their honesty with us through the sales period helped shaped the campaign perfectly.
Should they not have guided us as they did we may not have achieved the same fabulous result.
Thank you again and both Marion and I would have no hesitation in recommending them to family and friends in the future.
James Finney (Vendor)
I write about the recent sale of my residence in Darling Point. Faced with the decision as to which real estate agent to use, a number of my friends had recently been in the same situation. Richardson and Wrench seem to be the most frequently chosen under its Principal, Michael Dunn.
Due to their professional, flexible and personable approach the decision was made very simply. It turned out to be a wise choice and I could not be more satisfied with the service provided and the competence and pleasant personalities of all staff involved.
The result was excellent with the sale meeting the pre-auction estimate. We did not have to go to Auction having a private pre-auction sale negotiated.
The property was purchased by a previous client of Richardson & Wrench, who were contacted through their existing database during the marketing period. I could not give a higher recommendation to both Michael Dunn and Veronika Brinkmann for their professionalism, attention to detail and expertise in their field.
John Solomon (Vendor)
Brilliant Real Estate Experience
This letter is to thank you and your team, Veronika, Kate and Leah for the outstanding service you provided to me and the rest of my family in marketing and selling our old family home (held in the same family and never on the market since 1920) following the death of our parents. It cannot ever be easy getting a “deceased estate” property into the best possible condition for sale, but with your help and guidance the old house certainly did look its best over the weeks leading up to the Auction in November 2015.
Now, nearly three months later, settlement has been completed and our family is very happy with the result. The professionalism, efficiency and facilitation of the process shown by everyone on your team made this emotionally traumatic event much easier for all our family members who were involved in the sale of the house.
The photography, advertising, open house inspections (and private inspections), the video of the property, the auction, and all the paperwork were handled by you and your team expeditiously and made us feel the marketing and sale of our family home has been entrusted to good hands.
So thank you all for a superlative effort. My four siblings and I all appreciate everything you did for us and we are very happy to recommend your services to any of our friends who need Real Estate help.
Alec Harris (Vendor)
Our experience was far beyond our expectations. At all times we felt negotiations were clear and transparent. That ultimately led to a sale price which has resulted in both a happy vendor and purchaser alike. We would be happy to recommend Michael to friends and family when considering any real estate transaction.
Darren & Marianne Chen (Purchasers)
We wish to acknowledge the excellent, high level service we received from Michael Dunn in the sale of our house. After each open house both my husband & myself both received feedback phone calls and were kept informed and up to date throughout the campaign until Auction when we sold our home. It was an absolute pleasure to deal with you, the skills that you possess are of notable credit.
Bill & Evelyn Page (Vendors)
Selling a family home is an extremely emotional transaction, requiring compassionate and authentic relationships with your choice of agency.
Our successful sale of Milroy Avenue,with Richardson and Wrench, Double Bay, demonstrated the perfect transaction and right choice of agent.
The ability to read any market and place our property accordingly, was an enormous plus as we entered the sales campaign, Michael Dunn and Phoebe Shepperd were always available, eager to provide "feed back" and genuinely worked hard for our result.
The greatest asset in any business, is relationships, returning to an agency that you see as "your family agent"……thank you both for care and attention to detail like no other.
We look forward to a long relationship with you both.
James and Libby Patterson