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Re: Haven Rd

May 29 2007


It was indeed a fortunate day for me when I chose the Professionals at Toowong to sell my house at Brookfield.

As anyone who has had the experience of selling a house can attest, the choice of Agents is both crucial and confusing. There are those who make the experience merely a money making exercise, giving little or no thought to the trauma that can precede the decision to sell, and there are those who take the time and trouble to not only get to know the Client and his or her circumstances, but to truly understand the magnitude of the decision which has prompted them to put their home on the market.

I am not unaware that there are many agents who would fall into a category somewhere between these two. Fortunately for me I chose two people who understood the nature of a person who had chosen to live in the same house for 33 years, knowing that it would be no easy task to extricate them from a property which had a lifetime of memories, and was only making the choice to leave as an exercise in practicability.

From the time that Robyn Lesquillier and Vern Gilbert entered my house, their concern for me, their positive appraisal of my house and property, their warmth friendliness and genuine sincerity were evident. They spent four and a half hours on the initial visit, to get to know me, my property and the nature and locality of the area. They walked the whole of the boundaries of my six acre property, noting the wildlife, the terrain and the quality of the homes and properties nearby.

They were honest enough to admit that they really had no idea of the value of the property, but in the course of offering it for sale, they would undoubtedly discover its current value, assuring me that as the property was unique in its location and condition, prospective buyers would soon sort out what they would be prepared to pay, and it would also give us all an idea of its value. This proved to be the case, and within a few weeks of listing the house was sold.

I cannot truly convey my deep appreciation for the way in which these two people went about their task. They at no time left me in any doubt as to the thoroughness of the strategies they proposed in order to find the widest coverage of prospective buyers, they kept the costs to an absolute minimum, and did not involve me in any unnecessary negative feed-back. At all times did they remain positive despite some disappointing setbacks, and always maintained confidence in themselves, in the property and in me.

During the course of the program termite damage was discovered in the house. This would possibly have been a setback to any average agent – not to these two. They personally donned their work gear and helped with the job in hand. Not only did they maintain a spirit of determination and positivity, they added their own brand of humour to the task, enabling the job to be done quickly and turning the whole exercise from one of trauma to some degree of fun. I cannot think of any other agents who would be kind enough to involve themselves to such a degree as this.

Testimonials are usually written by people who have had a positive experience when enacting some type of business transaction. This testimonial is written by someone who has experienced the highest quality of expertise, the sincerest level of kindness, the greatest attention to details, and the deepest level of involvement.

With all of the qualities described above, perhaps their greatest attribute of all is to make a really traumatic ordeal easy, and to lace it all with a sense of humour and fun and make one realize that life is about interacting with each other in a spirit of openness, and that business can be transacted with dignity and wholesomeness.

I wish them both good luck, perfect health and happiness, knowing that with the qualities they possess, they will always be successful in whatever field of endeavour they choose to undertake.



RE: Sale 1/44 Dunmore Tce, Auchenflower

Roy & Jan Barrett

54 Remick Street

Stafford Heights Q 4053

Dear Jay,

RE: Unit 1/44 Dunmore Terrace, Auchenflower

Just a note – overdue due to the Christmas and New Year break – to thank you very much for your excellent service, pleasant manner and constant attention and communication in all our dealings with respect to the recent sale of the above property for us, and your professionalism from our first meeting all the way through the ‘nervous’ settlement period immediately prior to Christmas.

We were very happy with the price we received, particularly as the property had so many unique features, and it made for a very happy Christmas for us.

We would be most happy to recommend your services, and the services of your firm, to any prospective seller.


Roy & Jan Barrett


Re: 195 Hawken Drive, St Lucia

27th April 2007

To Whom It May Concern:

I have known Vern Gilbert for about 3 years both professionally and socially. I know him to be honest and hard working. These qualities as well as his attention to detail at work, his natural enthusiasm for real estate and his likeable nature are what set him apart in this very competitive profession.

Recently, I asked him to sell our house for us. I had already had 2 previous agents try, over a period of 9 months, without even an offer. Vern confidently handled the sale and with the minimum of cost and a suggestion that a slightly different approach could work, after only two open houses, he had three very interested people. One of these came to contract with a minimum of fuss, and the settlement will be next month.

What I particularly liked was that he was straightforward in his dealings with both the purchaser and ourselves. I believe him to be a particularly good negotiator.

I would have no hesitation in recommending him and we will be using him as an agent again if the need arises.

Rosemary Gaddes


RE: Sale 8/98 Whitmore Street, Taringa

Peter & Elizabeth Ravenscroft

9 Whiley Close

Merewether NSW 2291

29th November 2007



We were very pleased with the efficiency, helpfulness, and reliability of Jay Lesquillier of Professionals Toowong as the Estate Agent selling our property.

It was very important for us to have such a person as Jay when we are living Interstate and had to rely on his judgement and attention to detail. We were pleased with the quick sale and at the recommended price.

We would be willing to recommend him and the services of Professionals to others who seek assistance in buying or selling property.


Elizabeth & Peter Ravenscroft


Re: Hillside Tce, St Lucia

135 Hillside Terrace

St Lucia Qld 4067

Tel: 07 3217 7381

To whom it may concern

Reference: Vern Gilbert

We have had the pleasure of being represented by Vern in his capacity as agent for The Professionals Real Estate Group in Toowong on two Separate occasions; the first the purchase of our current residence at 135 Hillside Terrace, and the second the sale of our previous residence in Toowong during the 2006 calendar year.

On both occasions Vern acted with the utmost professionalism, putting considerable effort into ensuring the best result for his client. In the sale of our Toowong residence, Vern achieved a record price per square foot for a property in that Shire, and in the purchase of our current residence in St Lucia, went to considerable lengths to ensure that the purchase was at a price that exceeded our expectations.

We would look no further than Vern should we decide to invest further in the Brisbane real-estate market and have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone considering using his services in similar circumstances.

Yours sincerely

Michael & Julie Ferrier


RE: Sale Kedron Park Rd, Wooloowin

Danny Azavedo

130 Donohue Street

Kings Park NSW 2148

10th November 2007



Professionals Toowong has been managing our rental property at Kedron Park Road, Wooloowin, Queensland for a number of years. We appreciate the excellent service provided by Hans Lesquillier and his team in this regard.

In 2007 we decided to sell the property and again Professionals Toowong handled the sale of the property for us proficiently.

Jay payed attention to details and gave a personal touch during each phase of the selling process starting from advertising, open house, searches, and supporting of sale and legal details. The result was a quick and effective sale to our satisfaction.

We are very happy with the Rental as well as Sales services provided by Professionals Toowong.


Danny Azavedo


Re: Rokeby Tce, Taringa

Dear Vern & Professionals Real Estate Toowong,

I would like to take this opportunity to recognise the exceptional service and positive attitude that Vern displayed throughout the recent sale of my property. Vern had the property under contract within moments of listing, as he actively canvassed the market for a prospective buyer, rather than waiting for inbound enquiries.

Vern’s strong knowledge of the real estate industry and his priceless advice on the buying and selling processes, ensured my experience with Vern and the Profesionals, was stress free, exciting and profitable.

I wish to thank Vern for his passion and enthusiasm for Real Estate, along with his zest for life, which resulted in a positive outcome for all.

When the opportunity arises to list my next property, I will certainly be contacting Vern and Professionals Real Estate Toowong.

Many thanks Vern

Kristy Harwood


RE: Sale 2/77 Cairns Street, Kangaroo Point

20th September 2007

To Whom It May Concern

Re: 2/77 Cairns Street, Kangaroo Point

We are very pleased to provide this testimonial regarding the work of Jay Lesquillier, Property Consultant with Professional Toowong Real Estate.

Jay has managed the process of the sale of our property with professionalism from Day 1. He quickly and efficiently ensured that our property was inspected by potential buyers using all methods of marketing reaching the broadest audience. He provided us with consistent, detailed and helpful feedback at all times during the sale process, something that we really valued. Jay always did what he said he would do – without fail! He was also very prompt in following up with any of our requests and with people who attended Open House.

Following the signing of the contract, Jay continued to work professionally for us, to ensure that the sale reached its conclusion.

We think it would be fair to say that Jay is on a mission, and has a very big career in front of him. We would recommend and encourage potential vendors to call him and discuss the sale of their property.

Stuart and Marilyn Barclay

Kangaroo Point


Re: Lucinda St, Taringa

Dear Vern,

This is a letter of appreciation to thank you for your contribution to what was an excellent outcome in the recent sale of the unit at 7/46 Lucinda Street. I was surprised and impressed by the speed with which the transaction took place and the price achieved. I am sure that your professional skills contributed in no small measure to this result and I found it all a relatively painless experience.

Thanks again.

Yours faithfully,

David Brennan


RE: Sale 13/77 Cairns Street, Kangaroo Point

Carlik Pty Ltd

61 Malbon Street

Eight Mile Plains Qld 4113

September 19, 2007

Dear Jay


My wife Cynthia and I would like to thank you for the wonderful way in which you handled the sale of our unit. For six long months you persevered with enthusiasm and with professional skills in negotiation and the eventual sale of this unit which is unique in that the top end of the market has only a handful of people capable of buying such a unit.

What is more remarkable is this unit is 24 years old with outdated appliances and in need of lots of attention competing with new up to date units along side.

Well done Jay. We have no hesitation in recommending you to our friends.

With Kind Regards,

Nelson & Cynthia


RE: Sale 5/33 Bishop Street, St Lucia

82/100 Albany Creek Road

Aspley Qld 4034

8th August 2007

To Whom It May Concern:

We are very happy to recommend Jay Lesquillier of The Professionals Toowong as a marketing and selling agent as we found him a courteous and most helpful young man, which means a great deal to older clients who may not be so aware of the market conditions.

If you are looking for someone in the top of his field in real estate you need to look no further.

We were fortunate to have a quick sale and our expectations of the price achieved were more than satisfactory.

His efforts on our behalf were very much appreciated, and also the offer of help after the signing of the contract up until the settlement date was a bonus.

Our best wishes go to him.

Heather and Ron Black.


RE: Bergin St, Milton

4 July 2007


Having shopped around for some time for a suitable agent to sell our investment property at Milton, we were extremely impressed when we met with Jay Lesquillier from the Professionals Toowong. Jay was a pleasure to deal with – helpful, clear in his explanations, realistic, and attentive at all times.

Unlike some of the other agents that we’d met with, Jay was genuine and honest and didn’t try the ‘hard sell’ on any occasion. It was a refreshing change.

We were thrilled with the price he managed to get for our unit and were 100% satisfied with his service, professionalism and expertise – he exceeded our expectations. For these reasons, we have already verbally recommended Jay to friends who are looking to sell a property, and have absolutely no hesitation in recommending him to others.

Thanks for a job well done!

Yours sincerely

Richard Marsden & Kylie Werner


RE: 128 Central Av, Indooroopilly

28 May 2007

To Whom it May Concern

Jay Lesquillier of Professionals, Toowong has recently sold our unit in Central Avenue, Indooroopilly and I am happy to recommend the office to any potential clients. The whole experience of renovation (managed by them) and sale was remarkably stress free and resulted in a very satisfactory sale price.

The service to us had begun some years previously when Hans had been responsible for effectively managing the rental of the unit. When we were ready to sell, they offered their professional advice as to the most cost effective way of upgrading the property to achieve best return. They then provided the trades people, supplied carpet samples for our selection, and coordinated the renovation. Without overcapitalising, the unit presented very well and attracted several keen potential buyers. The unit sold quickly with quite a low advertising cost.

Jay is a very respectful, helpful young man who did not pressure us at any stage but always kept us informed and was motivated to achieve a good result for us. Congratulations to the Professionals Toowong team on a job well done!


Glenis Cowan.


RE: 46 Richer Street, Toowong

2nd May 2007

After purchasing my house at Richer Street in Toowong from the Professionals – Toowong in 2002, I was so pleased with the service provided as a buyer that I contacted them about the sale of the same house. Following an initial meeting, I had no hesitation in engaging the services of Jay Lesquillier at the Professionals to handle the sale.

Jay provided excellent advice in the lead up to the sale with regard to current market conditions, presentation of my property and an effective marketing strategy. The marketing strategy and material developed by Jay was outstanding and generated a high level of interest in the property and a very quick sale. Jay’s negotiation skills resulted in a signed contract the afternoon of the first open house and a price which exceeded my expectations.

From my first contact with Jay Lesquillier at the Professionals I have been very impressed with his professionalism, excellent knowledge of the market, attention to detail and superior customer service skills. I highly recommend the services provided by Jay and the team at the Professionals – Toowong.

Elizabeth Collingwood


Re: Sale of home: 36 Ellerslie Crescent, Taringa

17 April 2007

Mr Jay Lesquillier

Property Consultant

Professional Toowong

PO Box 1170

Toowong QLD 4066

To Whom It May Concern

Sales Consultant : Jay Lesquillier

As having Joint Enduring Power Of Attorney for our mother we would like to make a few comments re sale of our mother’s home at Taringa.

From the onset we selected Professionals Toowong in favour of other agents as their interest and enthusiasm to have the opportunity to market the home made it very easy for us to engage the Professionals.

During the period before and during the sale Jay was a very good communicator and we had necessary meetings to discuss contracts, advertising and marketing plans to sell the home.

This communication made us understand the current market and also we knew that the Professionals would undoubtedly do everything in our interest to obtain the most value the market would allow for such a property in this area.

Jay’s presentation with all aspects as a professional property consultant is outstanding and we would recommend Jay to any prospective vendor.

Yours sincerely,

Cheryll Richards

Loureen Lillywhite


Re: 3/101 Oxford Tce, Taringa

30 March 2007

Professionals Toowong

57 High Street

Toowong Qld 4066


I have no hesitation in recommending the Professionals Toowong and particularly Jay Lesquillier having regard to all aspects in the marketing and sale of my unit in Taringa.

Most importantly for me, Jay explained the process and expectations, kept me informed at all stages and met all his promises and expectations, a rare occurrence in my experience. He also recommended a law firm who also achieved these goals.

The bonus was achieving my asking price!

William R. Ash



26th February 2007

Professionals Toowong

PO Box 1170


Attention: Jay Lesquillier


My sincere thanks to you and the team at the Professionals Toowong in regards to the recent sale of our property at The Gap.

Your counsel and action taken to ready our property for sale was exemplary. Additionally, your acumen with respect to the market conditions in The Gap at the time of our sale was outstanding and enabled a quick sale at an excellent price.

I have been thoroughly impressed with your service in this respect and would highly recommend your agency to anyone considering a property sale of this nature.

Again, many thanks for your invaluable support in this instance.

Miles K. Dickson

Amaroo, ACT


Re: Swann Road & Riverview Tce

Tuesday, 20 February 2007

Professionals Toowong

57 High Street

Toowong Qld 4066


The Professionals Toowong over the past ten years have managed two rental properties for me. Over that period, Hans and his team have always provided me with excellent service and guidance – resulting in almost 100% occupancy – an extremely satisfactory result. The time did arrive however, that my interests moved into other areas resulting in a need to sell both properties.

Again, the Professionals Toowong was engaged to assist. I am most appreciative of their efforts – particularly Jay Lesquillier – for a superb job in the recent sale of both properties in the Taringa & Indooroopilly area. Jay offered a level of dedication, expertise and enthusiasm that no doubt resulted in the two sales actually exceeding my expectations. I found Jay’s attention to detail and overall understanding of both very different marketing situations to be excellent. I was always fully informed as to the current status in a most helpful and courteous manner.

Again – my most hearty thanks for a job well done!

Yours sincerely,

Bruce Walker


RE: Sale of Unit 6, 34 Ada Street, Taringa

21 Bruckner Street

The Gap QLD 4061

10 February 2007

Mr Jay Lesquillier

Property Consultant

Professionals Toowong

P O Box 1170

Toowong QLD 4066

Dear Jay

Sale of Unit 6, 34 Ada Street, Taringa

We noted that you had successfully sold a neighbouring property for what we

considered a good price. As we were also considering a sale, we contacted you and consulted with you on an appropriate price and agreed on an advertising plan.

We note that you were very impressed with the renovation work that we had

performed and recommended a price at the top of the range, a price that we

considered fair.

Within days of the property going on the market, you had shown the property to a

range of prospective buyers who expressed interest in the property.

Soon after we received an offer for the full price, which we accepted.

Your professional approach and diligence secured a rapid sale at the top end of our expectations. You ensured we were kept up to date at all times and your friendly enthusiastic manner was a pleasure to deal with.

We have no hesitation in recommending you to any prospective property buyer or


Thank you

Colleen and Adrian Lang


Re: Sale of Unit – South Bank

5th December 2006

Dear Jay

Re: Sale of Unit – South Bank

Thank you for your recent efforts in selling our unit. Your hard work secured the best price possible.

The Professionals Toowong’s hard work, team effort, and professional approach resulted in a contract being signed in three weeks. A smooth transition until settlement date was greatly appreciated.

Your professional expertise, guidance, and friendly approach meant we were kept fully informed at all times and for that we are most appreciative.

Once again Jay, our sincere thanks.

Kind regards

Ray and Pauline Sheather


Re: Waverley Rd, Taringa

1st November 2006

Letter of recommendation concerning The Professionals, Toowong.

Over many years I have dealt with The Professionals at Toowong, through Hans Lesquillier and his staff. A number of rental properties belonging to close family members and to me, have been managed by this company. Recently I decided to sell a property in the local area, and engaged The Professionals to do this.

This task was managed by Jay Lesquillier in a prompt and straightforward manner. The advertising, open house, searches and other sale details were attended to by Jay and his competent staff. I was impressed by the attention he gave to a number of potential buyers in inspecting and explaining the assets of the property, and his willingness to provide other advice on price, advertising and legal matters.

I was very happy with the outcome, and the friendly and co-operative approach by all at The Professionals.


R J McCulloch



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