Testimonials

MURRAY BRIDGE

Thank you Les Preston for his friendly down to earth personalised service, always professional. We were delighted he helped us sell quickly and also find a home quickly. We followed his advice on preparing our property for sale which helped it to sell.

Thank you Les Preston for his friendly down to earth personalised service, always professional. We were delighted he helped us sell quickly and also find a home quickly. We followed his advice on preparing our property for sale which helped it to sell.


John & Deb T

INGLE FARM

On behalf of my mum and my family, thank you Denise Thompson and everyone from CE PROPERTY GROUP. I entrusted Denise to sell my mothers’ Ingle Farm property as she had moved to a nursing home. Not only did Denise manage to negotiate a price that exceeded our asking price by thousands, the property also […]

On behalf of my mum and my family, thank you Denise Thompson and everyone from CE PROPERTY GROUP. I entrusted Denise to sell my mothers’ Ingle Farm property as she had moved to a nursing home. Not only did Denise manage to negotiate a price that exceeded our asking price by thousands, the property also went under contract in only 4 days!


This was a very stressful time in my families life, Denise and her colleagues made sure the process was smooth and kept us informed every step of the way.


I would definitely recommend Denise as she is enthusiastic, she listens and genuinely loves to help people whatever their situation.


Thank you so much Denise, and the team at CE PROPERTY GROUP.


Jana & Mark H

COCKATOO VALLEY - Click to read more

We would like to thank Lynton and the rest of the team at Country Estates in the recent sale of our home. I always felt that Lynton and the rest of the team were working for us as clients and had our best interests at heart and not just out to get any sale. We were always kept up to date with all the proceedings and all our phone calls were returned promptly.

We would like to thank Lynton and the rest of the team at Country Estates in the recent sale of our home. I always felt that Lynton and the rest of the team were working for us as clients and had our best interests at heart and not just out to get any sale. We were always kept up to date with all the proceedings and all our phone calls were returned promptly.


I do recommend you to anyone who is interested in selling their home and should we be in that position again, Country Estates will be the first agent we would call.


Kind regards


 


Ken & Adele

MANNUM - click to read more

We would like to thank you and CE Property Group for the excellent results achieved when selling our block of land at Mannum. The amount we got for the Land was beyond our expectations.
We would also like to add that the quality of customer service provided by CE Property group was excellent. Every time I spoke to staff they were always friendly and happy to assist.

Hi Les,


Hope this reaches you well.


We would like to thank you and CE Property Group for the excellent results achieved when selling our block of land at Mannum. The amount we got for the Land was beyond our expectations.


We would also like to add that the quality of customer service provided by CE Property group was excellent. Every time I spoke to staff they were always friendly and happy to assist.


Les, you also made it easy to understand some of the harder details we had to get through. I would definitely highly recommend your services to anyone interesting in buying, selling or renting. Thank you so much…


All the very best


 


Peter, Maria and Angela Harpas

HECTORVILLE - Click to read more

It was very apparent from our first meeting with Margarete of Country Estates, that we had a true Real Estate Professional working towards the sale of our property.
We were impressed with the thoroughness of her research to establish an asking price and with her dedication to promoting and marketing our property, providing regular and timely feedback. This resulted in the sale of our Unit at a pleasing price.

It was very apparent from our first meeting with Margarete of Country Estates, that we had a true Real Estate Professional working towards the sale of our property.


We were impressed with the thoroughness of her research to establish an asking price and with her dedication to promoting and marketing our property, providing regular and timely feedback. This resulted in the sale of our Unit at a pleasing price.


Many thanks Margarete, for making the sale of our Unit a smooth and stress free process.


 


Peggy and Alan

TERINGIE

I was delighted at the conclusion with Margarete able to get an excellent price for the estate.
I have no hesitation in recommending her to any vendor looking for a conscientious and hard working real estate agent.

Margarete Ehrhardt “cold called’ not knowing I was the executor of an estate that had 3 properties to sell.


I was in a quandary as to how to go about this process as two of the properties were in the hills face with numerous council and government conditions.


She took on selling these properties all the time keeping me informed on the status.


I was delighted at the conclusion with Margarete able to get an excellent price for the estate.


I have no hesitation in recommending her to any vendor looking for a conscientious and hard working real estate agent.


Peter

MYPOLONGA

I wish to thank Les and the fantastic staff at Country Estates for the sale of our property at Mypolonga.
We have so much praise for their professionalism, follow up and dedication in selling of our property.
We would highly recommend Country Estates to anyone who is wishing to sell or buy a property.

I wish to thank Les and the fantastic staff at Country Estates for the sale of our property at Mypolonga.


We have so much praise for their professionalism, follow up and dedication in selling of our property.


We would highly recommend Country Estates to anyone who is wishing to sell or buy a property.


Once again thank you for everything that you have done.


John & Glenda Wilkins

ST AGNES - Click to read more

Margarete displayed a professional approach, her knowledge of real estates techniques was very apparent and impressive. She took the time to understand our requirements and met them in a very efficient way resulting in a quick and optimum sale of our home.
We have no reservations in recommending Margarete and the Country Estates team to prospective buyers and sellers.

Margarete displayed a professional approach, her knowledge of real estates techniques was very apparent and impressive. She took the time to understand our requirements and met them in a very efficient way resulting in a quick and optimum sale of our home.


We have no reservations in recommending Margarete and the Country Estates team to prospective buyers and sellers.


Our kind regards and thanks,


 


Steve and Wendy

HIGHBURY - Click here to read more

From the start we were impressed with Margarete’s calm and determined professional approach and we were not disappointed. In fact she delivered an outstanding result for us based on excellent market research, realistic pricing and continuous hard work. In cooperation with us she outlined a strategy that met our needs and helped achieve it. She went the extra mile when needed and completely earned our trust. Communication throughout the whole sales process with the sales and administration team was commendable. Selling your home can be a very stressful time and we found Margarete to be very supportive and understanding of our needs.

From the start we were impressed with Margarete’s calm and determined professional approach and we were not disappointed. In fact she delivered an outstanding result for us based on excellent market research, realistic pricing and continuous hard work. In cooperation with us she outlined a strategy that met our needs and helped achieve it. She went the extra mile when needed and completely earned our trust. Communication throughout the whole sales process with the sales and administration team was commendable. Selling your home can be a very stressful time and we found Margarete to be very supportive and understanding of our needs.


We also liked the ‘No Marketing Fee’ policy, a differentiating factor in the real estate industry where all other agencies charge you for marketing their business. Well done and thank you Country Estates.


We have no hesitation in recommending Margarete and the Country Estates team to anyone thinking of selling their property.


 


 


 


 


Amanda and Tom.

PALMER - Click to read more

We would Highly Recommend to any Future Vendors to look no further than Les and the whole team at Country Estates.

Having to sell our fairly new home which we had completed exactly as we intended was initially quite stressful .


After contracting Country Estates and engaging Les Preston to complete the sales process we were immediately relaxed with the whole process.


It became fairly obvious that Les knew the true value of the home as his original estimation was almost identical to the final selling price after the fact that Les worked admirably towards achieving this figure.


Personally from our experience we would advise that the first sensible offer is usually the best option.


All in all we would highly recommend to any future vendors to look no further than Les and the whole team at Country Estates.


 


Tony & Lyn Allsopp

Wongulla/Walker Flat - Click to read more

You and Country Estates came highly recommended and it is very easy to see why, with your attention to detail, honesty and hard work put into the sale. The home was sold in very quick time and well above the reserve, which is no small feat when you take into account all of the lead up work required.
We always found you great to deal with, found you very approachable and we developed a great rapport with you, even though it was over a short period with a quick sale. We will be recommending Country Estates and yourself to anybody looking to sell or buy in the area.

Dear Les,


It is with great pleasure that I write to you and I would like to thank you for selling my mother’s home at Walkers Flat.


You and Country Estates came highly recommended and it is very easy to see why, with your attention to detail, honesty and hard work put into the sale. The home was sold in very quick time and well above the reserve, which is no small feat when you take into account all of the lead up work required.


We always found you great to deal with, found you very approachable and we developed a great rapport with you, even though it was over a short period with a quick sale. We will be recommending Country Estates and yourself to anybody looking to sell or buy in the area.


Thank you very much for your effort and wish you and the team at Country Estates every success into the future.


Best Regards


Kyle




To whom it may concern


I recently engaged Les Preston at Country Estates to sell my house at Wongulla, they came highly recommended and enjoy a very good reputation in the area. This is why they were engaged as sole agents and they exceeded my expectations.


Les was great to deal with and kept me informed through the whole process, which all went very smoothly. I still find it hard to believe that the house sold in such a quick time as well at a price that I am very happy with.


Les was very astute in vetting those who were serious buyers of the property and I felt very comfortable and relaxed during the whole process


There was a lot of hard work put in by Les including all of the background work and the finalization of all of the paperwork.


I was recently asked who my agent was and I had no hesitation in recommending Les Preston and Country Estates to my friends in Mannum who are looking to sell their property.


Very well done to the team at Country Estates


Yours Faithfully


Dorothy Hercus


Kyle Hercus & Dorothy Hercus

Mannum - Click to read more

Selling a loved ones property is never easy but Mark and his team at Country Estates certainly did everything they could to assist us. They offered advice when we needed it, established trust so that we were confident that the property would sell and ensured that the whole process was stress free and professionally handled. I have no hesitation in recommending Mark and his team and would look no further should I require the services of a Real Estate agent in the future.

Selling a loved ones property is never easy but Mark and his team at Country Estates certainly did everything they could to assist us. They offered advice when we needed it, established trust so that we were confident that the property would sell and ensured that the whole process was stress free and professionally handled. I have no hesitation in recommending Mark and his team and would look no further should I require the services of a Real Estate agent in the future.


With much thanks


 


Julie Stevens

Cambrai - Click to read more

Everything about his service was excellent. He showed professionalism, great local knowledge, and he explained everything clearly and in a language I could understand.

To Whom It May Concern:


Mike Pethick recently acted on my behalf, in the sale of my family’s property at Cambrai.


Everything about his service was excellent.  He showed professionalism, great local knowledge,


and he explained everything clearly and in a language I could understand.


He especially respected that I wasn’t able to devote much time to the negotiations.


Mike responded promptly to any issues that arose, and when I asked that we communicate via email,


he was quick to accommodate my requirements.


Kind regards


 


MARY LINDENTHAL CARLSON

Mannum - Click to read more

On behalf of myself and our extended family I would like to thank you and your team for the professional,friendly and timely way you handled the whole sale process for us.
You and all of your team's friendly manner in guiding me through the whole sale process was excellent and the result was what we wanted. If you could please pass on my thanks to everyone involved it would be greatly
appreciated.

Hi


Just a quick note re the sale of my Mother’s property at Mannum.


On behalf of myself and our extended family I would like to thank you and your team for the professional,friendly and timely way you handled the whole sale process for us.


You and all of your team’s friendly manner in guiding me through the whole sale process was excellent


and the result was what we wanted. If you could please pass on my thanks to everyone involved it would be greatly


appreciated.


Should the need for any further real estate sales or purchases arise I would no hesitation is using or recommending you and your team again.


A job well done.


Many thanks once again.


Kind regards


Bill Hastie

Purchaser - Click to Read More

We would like to thank Les Preston for his tireless efforts to help us find a wonderful riverfront holiday home. We met Les over a year ago when he showed us several properties. Over the course of the year he has continually stayed in touch and kept an eye out for the right property for us. His dedication paid off and we now own a beautiful holiday home on the river.

“We would like to thank Les Preston for his tireless efforts to help us find a wonderful riverfront holiday home. We met Les over a year ago when he showed us several properties. Over the course of the year he has continually stayed in touch and kept an eye out for the right property for us. His dedication paid off and we now own a beautiful holiday home on the river.


Thankyou once again and we would highly recommend anyone to use Country Estates and Les Preston.”


Kind Regards


 


Michael & Sue

Palmer - Click to read more

Frank and I would like to thank you for your excellent effort towards the sale of his home.
It was not an easy decision and we appreciate all your assistance throughout the process. We believe your attention to detail and your professionalism were key to the success we achieved. Most importantly your genuine and understanding nature was recognised and appreciated by us.

Dear Ali


Frank and I would like to thank you for your excellent effort towards the sale of his home.


It was not an easy decision and we appreciate all your assistance throughout the process. We believe your attention to detail and your professionalism were key to the success we achieved. Most importantly your genuine and understanding nature was recognised and appreciated by us.


Thank you again, we will definitely recommend you to anyone looking to sell their home.


Best wishes


 


 


Meghan Mangeldorf & Frank O’Faherty

Greenwith - Click to read more

Chris & I wish to thank you and your staff for the professional advice and assistance your organisation has provided to us. Margarete managed the negotiation process to a very successful conclusion and the result exceeded our expectation.
We would have no hesitation in recommending Country Estates and Margarete.

Dear Mark,


Chris & I wish to thank you and your staff for the professional advice and assistance your organisation has provided to us.


We particularly wish to thank Margarete who managed our sale extremely well, key aspects included:



  1. She always kept us informed,

  2. She was always punctual,

  3. She was very well presented,

  4. She was only too pleased to explain procedures &

  5. She took a real interest in our situation.


She applied pressure when matters did not go smoothly she always followed up and kept us informed going forward.


Margarete managed the negotiation process to a very successful conclusion and the  result  exceeded our expectation.


We would have no hesitation in recommending Country Estates and Margarete.


Yours sincerely


 


Roger & Chris

Palmer - Click to read more

I am very pleased to recommend Country Estates and Ali Burdett in particular for their outstanding real estate service Mark Watkins has created an excellent approach and personally contributed his expertise and experience to us in dealing with a more complex sale. It is difficult to praise Ali Burdett enough for her professionalism, flexibility, salesmanship, enthusiasm and sheer hard work. Hardly a day passed without an update. Ali continued to spend time talking through the options with us up to and including the completion of the sale, and took initiative to ensure our interests were safeguarded. She has provided so much more of a real estate service than we have ever experienced before.

I am very pleased to recommend Country Estates and Ali Burdett in particular for their outstanding real estate service   Mark Watkins has created an excellent approach and personally contributed his expertise and experience to us in dealing with a more complex sale. It is difficult to praise Ali Burdett enough for her professionalism, flexibility, salesmanship, enthusiasm and sheer hard work. Hardly a day passed without an update. Ali continued to spend time talking through the options with us up to and including the completion of the sale, and took initiative to ensure our interests were safeguarded. She has provided so much more of a real estate service than we have ever experienced before.


 


Viv Streeter


Viv Streeter

Mt Pleasant - Click to read more

You have always had my best interests at heart

Dear Les


I am writing to thank you for the exceptional manner used in dealing with the sale of my home in Mount Pleasant.


I have felt relaxed and comfortable during all dealing with you and believe you have always had my best interests at heart throughout the process. When difficulties were encountered you were always honest and kept me well informed. I feel blessed to have had the sale proceed in such a speedy manner.


It is without hesitation that I recommend you and Country Estates for the sale of a home or property.


Yours faithfully


Elizabeth Mueller

Mannum - Click to read more

Well done guys.

Country Estates


I would like to Thank You for selling my home, especially Les Preston for his honesty and property know how, and his courage to keep going.


Well done guys.


Cliff McKay


Cliff McKay

Birdwood - Click to read more

We always found you to be very approachable, enjoyed the rapport

Dear Les


We are now settled in our “new’ home at Fairview Park and at last have some spare time to write and say thank you for the advice and assistance you gave us when selling our property at Birdwood. We were pleased with the outcome.


We always found you to be very approachable, enjoyed the rapport we had with you and appreciated you keeping us up to date with what was happening with regard to enquiries, etc.


We would be happy to recommend you and the Country Estates team to anyone wishing to sell their property in the Adelaide Hills/Country area.


Regards


Dave & Di Dowsett

Eden Valley

Your enthusiasm and positive attitude at all times certainly assisted in maintaining the sale momentum.

Dear Mark


Thank you for the professional and efficient service you provided in regard to the sale of our property last month. It was a challenge to present a small acreage in tip top condition during dry and hot summer conditions, however, your enthusiasm and positive attitude at all times certainly assisted in maintaining the sale momentum.


We were particularly impressed with your personal contact time to ensure the property was presented to our satisfaction, and the regular updates and meetings. The view-by-appointment only scenario with no publicised Open Inspections is a significant point of difference, and we ultimately decided this is the best option to identify genuine potential buyers in a rural location.


We are delighted with our sea-change to Victor and have decided living on a golf course estate offers many advantages; attractive, quiet and some guy mows the lawn – perfect!


Please pass on our thanks and appreciation to the team at Country Estates.


The photo album and welcome basket were appreciated too; thank you!


Your Sincerely, Faye & Allan Payne


Faye & Allan Payne

Mount Torrens

Local knowledge and networking within their office gave us an efficient result

My wife and I have both bought and now sold with Country Estates and throughout both processes the team lead by John Tate kept us well informed, were ethical and used plain language in all negotiations.


Local knowledge and networking within their office gave us an efficient result with no upfront marketing fees.


I would not hesitate in giving them my recommendation to any prospective buyer or seller.


Cheers Jono Jonathan Crawford


Jonathan Crawford

One Tree Hill

We always found Ali to be friendly, approachable, understanding and always happy to let us know the honest thoughts

Recently we sold our house through Country Estates and more particularly Ali Burdett. We always found Ali to be friendly, approachable, understanding and always happy to let us know the honest thoughts of potential buyers.


Moving through the sales process was comforting to know that not only Ali but Mark and Lindsay also had knowledge of our property and were comfortable hosting any inspections. This gave us confidence in knowing that the marketing of our home would be conducted by all three.


Our house was sold in what we would perceive as relatively quickly with Ali keeping us informed all the way and working through the final sales pitch to ensure we got a price that we were happy with and acceptable to us, allowing for the next stage in our lives.


We are grateful to Ali and all the staff at Country Estates and would recommend them to anyone who has an interest in selling their home or just finding out the process involved and how they do it.


Regards,


Steve and Michelle Windle


Steve & Michelle Windle

Mannum - Click to read more

I was well satisfied with the result and would recommend them

To whom it may concern.

Recently I engaged Les Preston from Country Estates to sell my property.

It sold within a few short weeks, and for the full asking price. I attribute this to the work done by Les , and the team behind the scenes.

I was well satisfied with the result and would recommend them to list your property.

Linda Hunter


Linda Hunter

Gumeracha

no fuss and with total professionalism.

Dear Mark


Well, for the second time in about five years, you’ve sold our house in the minimum of time, with no fuss and with total professionalism. Although you were faced with a very short lead time in which to write a contract on our house, you managed this with even a few days to spare. We appreciate your sensible advice, and the support you gave without false expectations. You also managed to stave off difficulties coming from other real estate stake holders with an eventual win/win result for all concerned.


But it’s no just about you. The whole Country Estates team played their part in this, from showing prospective purchasers through the house to the office staff putting up with a barrage of phone calls and assorted queries. We can’t speak highly enough of the total service that Country Estates has provided – again.


Thank you from us both…….


Julian Moore and Sue Gelade


Julian Moore and Sue Gelade

Gumeracha

They have a different approach and it works!

We found all the staff at Country Estates very professional, courteous, honest and fair. From the agents who sell a home to the office staff who complete the paperwork.

They have good communication skills which is so important when selling a home.

No ongoing costs for advertising. They advertise on the Country Estates website, real estate web advertising, flyers and advertising boards in the local area.

We had the unusual experience of selling our home and then buying a home through Country Estates.

They have a different approach and it works!

We have no hesitation in recommending Country Estates.


Joan and Ian Sando

Mannum.


Joan & Ian Sando

Younghusband - Click to read more

They are a group whose attitude and dedication earned our unconditional respect and appreciation.

Sale of lot 60 (No. 479) Greenshields Rd Younghusband South Australia 5238


Following a lengthy but unsuccessful period of time marketing the above property, we sought the services of the “Country Estates” sales team in an effort to facilitate the sale and thus our move interstate.


We most fortunate in having their representative Mr. Les Preston assigned to the task. His friendly and professional manner was very reassuring to us and conveyed confidence that every effort would be made to achieve our objective.


During the period of approximately one month, during which our property was sold, we had the pleasure of meeting all members of the Country Estates team. They are a group whose attitude and dedication earned our unconditional respect and appreciation.


We recommend their services, without reservation, to those seeking advice or assistance in matters pertaining to Real Estate.


Yours faithfully


Brian Davey


For B & K Davey


Brian Davey

MANNUM

‘The whole team at Country Estates Realty Pty Ltd, headed by Mark Watkins Director/Manager could not have been more helpful in the lead up to a successful sale

Dear Mark Watkins,


‘The whole team at Country Estates Realty Pty Ltd, headed by Mark Watkins Director/Manager could not have been more helpful in the lead up to a successful sale – in less time than we expected given the current economic downturn – for us at ‘Maisemore’ Mannum. Their smart marketing and skilled negotiating, together with their ability to listen to our needs and be flexible, achieved for us a more than satisfactory outcome.


The pre-stated and agreed policy of No Sale – No Fees !! – undertaking to sell with NO marketing fees payable ever, was too good an incentive for us to not sign with Country Estates, especially since other agents approached required up front fees in the several thousands of dollars.


We particularly want to thank Erin and Sue for their patience and courteous dealings with us.


Thanks team !


B.T. Hodson G.Couch-Keen

KERSBROOK

Just a short note to say thank you for your help with selling our house.

Dear Lynton, Re the Sale of our House 17 – 19 Spring St Kersbrook Just a short note to say thank you for your help with selling our house. We found the process that you led us through to be easy to follow, thorough and very professional. We would be happy to recommend your professional services with Country Estates Real Estate to anyone who is considering selling their home. Please feel free to have any prospective client ring us for a personal recommendation. Yours Sincerely Luke & Jane Adams 17 – 19 Spring St Kersbrook SA 5231


Luke & Jane Adams