Avoca Beach has been, and still is, a famous holiday destination for many families over the years. It provides a very safe beach and wading pool for families and easy flat walks makes the area ideal for an easy holiday. Many holiday makers move into the area as a result of their holidays. The area has a lake that is used for fishing, sail boarding and paddling. Quite often, the local boat crew can be seen training on the lake. The park adjoining the lake is popular for picnics. There is a local primary school, bowling club and motel that is used for conferences. There is a privately owned 20m heated pool which is available for lap swimming and learn to swim classes.
The local oval as you enter into Avoca Beach caters to the local Rugby Union Club and Aussie Rules. This oval is also used for many community events. There are a variety of restaurants and cafes that are extremely popular. The local historical theatre provides a great venue for enjoying an evening's entertainment with al fresco viewing in the summer months. The local surf club is one of the oldest on the Coast and has a very strong membership. New memberships are always invited. There are two service stations with mechanic workshops. The Avoca Art Gallery is situated within a short drive with many local & international art works on display.
The residential areas vary from magnificent beachfront residences to upmarket residential homes. There are also home units and townhouses, which allows the area to cater to all age groups. The 'Bowl Area' of Avoca Beach is known as the prestigious part of Avoca Beach with many of the properties having northeasterly views of the beach & the Skillion headland.
We would like to pass on our thanks to George Brand Real Estate in particular Anthony Arena. His advice on setting a price and marketing of our properties was spot on and his feed back to us during the process of selling was extremely good. Anthony kept us informed of all the developments, and with his pleasant manner and diligence he is in danger of giving real estate agents a good name
Dear Deborah, It gives me great pleasure to be given this opportunity to provide a reference for the Property Management team at George Brand Real Estate. I have been a landlord for over 30 years with properties in many parts of coastal NSW and also Sydney.
The team at George Brand have looked after 2 of these properties at Terrigal for many years. The friendly, efficient and professional way they carry out their duties, makes them stand out as the best that I deal with. Kind Regards, Ron
We have been dealing with George Brand Real Estate since the early 2000's and found them to be very professional in real estate matters. At the same time we have also dealt with Raine and Horne, Ray White and Star Partners (East Gosford) but found George Brand to be superior in many ways. The property managers and other staff at George Brand are more caring and helpful, and always willing to provide more than just the normal service for us.
Dear Deb and the team at George Brand, we would like to thank you for everything you have done for us since April 2007. Our decision to go with George Brand Real Estate as the managers of our property was the best decision. We basically left our home in the hands of Deb and her team and never had to worry about a thing. If something needed to be fixed, they organised it we didn't need to worry about any extra phone calls and organisational worries which suited us being an hour away.
Each time we spoke to Deb, Kellie, Anthony or anyone else from George Brand on the phone, they always made us feel valued and important regardless of the topic or situation. Nothing was ever a hassle or to hard for them. We understand that managing a rental property is a very busy job, and Deb has been an outstanding, organised and proactive manager, as well as a genuine and lovely person.
Matthew Ellis was the salesman from George Brand Real Estate Copacabana, who sold our home in November 2011. During the sales period he was always obliging and kept us informed to what was happening and worked hard to follow up any enquiries. His determination gave us the confidence we had in him. We also appreciated the courtesy he showed us. We wish him good fortunes in his chosen profession.
It gives me great pleasure to recommend this delightful young man. I have recently purchased a property in Copacabana NSW and Matthew was the real estate agent who showed me through the property and finalised the deal. I found Matthew to be courteous and able to give me a sense of confidence in his negotiations. He had an amazing ability to negotiate the price with me, yet not make me feel pressured. I can highly recommend him to any one who may be thinking of hiring him.
I want to write, to express my sincere appreciation for the way your office and in particular your salesman Anthony Arena helped us in finding our new home. Having sold our home after twenty years living in Pretty Beach, we were apprehensive at the thought of finding a new home and the challenges in dealing with real estate agents. I would like to thank you for the professional way in which your office treated our purchase, particularly with an extended delay from the offer being accepted to exchange. Anthony Arena demonstrated utmost professionalism and right through the process we felt he treated us with both dignity and integrity, whilst still displaying a strong interpersonal approach. I have the highest respect for Anthony Arena and I commend you in developing an office where it's sales people can be completely trustworthy and supportive. I will be highly recommending your office to anyone needing an agent or looking for a home . Please pass on my sincere appreciation to Anthony Arena and your sales team. We are finally in our home and absolutely loving it!
Dear Kyle, A note to thank you for the excellent way you and your collegues handled the sale of our property at Austral Ave, Avoca Beach. Your initial advice , the transparency in regard to the sale price you advised, your consistent consultation about the process and your frank and open advice as required was greatly appreciated. As you are aware, we faced a very difficult market and for a short period of time it was necessary to lease the property. The leasing services provided by your company were extremely professional, well informed and timely communications occurred throughout the process. I always had absolute confidence in the integrity and openness of the information I was provided on price, bids and your advice on the transaction. You are free to use this letter to commend your services to any prospective clients . I look forward to catching up for a drink with you when I am next in Avoca.
Exceptional Agent, Exceptional Service, Exceptional Communication, Exceptional Negotiation
Matthew Ellis is by far one of the best Real Estate Agents on the Central Coast. Matthew went above and beyond in delivering an outstanding result in the sale of our property. He communicated throughout the entire process from beginning to end, so we were aware of every detail.We couldn't have asked for a more professional agent and he is definitely who we will now recommend to our friends and family who are looking to sell their properties. Outstanding!!!!
Vendor Review - Recommended by Mel29 -08 June 2017
Matthew was extremely helpful throughout the purchasing process, from actively helping me to find a suitable property through to ensuring that my purchase was finalised asap, which he did by coming to me after office hours on a Friday so that I could sign the contract. Due to his level of service and the experience I had with Matthew I would have no hesitation in recommending his services to other buyers and sellers.
THE BEST AGENT ON THE CENTRAL COAST
I highly recommend Matt Ellis to sell my home anytime He is attentive to our needs is hard working and completly stress free sold my home quickly and is currently seeking new accommodation for us
Vendor Review - Recommended by Debbie1960 - 11 May 2017
Anthony is a highly competent and experienced agent who is very knowledgeable with regards to property on the Central Coast. All our dealings with our properties have been managed whilst we were abroad or interstate seamlessly. We would highly recommend Anthony to look after anyone who is selling or buying a property in the central coast. Anthony is not only an exceptional agent, he is personable, has attention to detail and is funny! We would not hesitate to provide personal references to anyone if requested. For favourable results - contact Anthony - he always gets back you and always keeps you in the loop. Anthony has excellent market knowledge, communication skills, credibility and negotiation skills.
Anthony has just negotiated the sale of our house and we cannot speak highly enough of him. His local knowledge of the Avoca Beach area is second to none, and he managed to secure a sale price which was higher than our expectations. We found him to be completely open and honest which is refreshing, and a lot of other agents could learn a lot from him.
We therefore would have no hesitation in recommending Anthony as he is a credit to George Brand Avoca Beach and to his profession. (6 Comito Close, Avoca Beach - March 17)
Perfect Sale - Nov 2017
Matthew Ellis of George Brand Avoca, did a brilliant job selling our property at Copacabana. Ever since I mentioned to him, a couple of years back, that we were thinking about selling, he would call every few months to keep me updated about the market status in the area. He was never pushy and from our first conversation, I always felt comfortable chatting with him and sensed he was honest and reliable. When we decided the time was right, Matthew was the logical choice, and we weren't disappointed. Everything went exactly as Matthew explained and we ended up selling the property not only quickly, but at a price quite a bit higher than we had hoped for. Everything from Matthew's advice on marketing the property, through to his help negotiating with prospective buyers to reach a final price, worked as he described, making the whole process very painless. It felt like Matthew was really working with us to get the very best outcome. I would not hesitate to recommend Matthew Ellis as not only a great real estate agent, but also as an honest, easy to work with person of integrity.
Outstanding Customer Service - 8 Dec 2017.
We first meet Matthew 11 months ago at an open house when we first started our housing search, 11 months later we finally found a place. At that first open house I was very impressed with Matthews market and area knowledge and attention to detail, but the thing that really got me was his follow up, after each open he'd be on the phone to see how things went and if we were interested. Throughout our search Matthew would always let us know of new properties coming onto the market and arrange private inspections if the times didn't line up. I work in the customer service industry myself and I must say I've never receive such a high level of service from anyone I've dealt with. As it turns out we brought our new house from Matthew after that long search and of coarse had no hesitation in listing our old place with Matthew, Matt sold our place in just 3 weeks and that was due to his hard work, outstanding customer service and going the extra mile. We cant recommend Matthew Ellis highly enough for buying or selling your home.
Thank You Matthew! - 12 Oct 2017
We chose Matthew Ellis as the agent to sell our home because of his local knowledge, reputation and genuine character. Throughout the whole process he has been professional, enthusiastic and understanding of our wants and needs. His marketing strategy worked and the house sold in the first week with him being able to negotiate a price that exceeded our expectations. It has been a pleasure dealing with Matthew and we would be happy to recommend him to anyone wanting to sell their home.
Dear Anthony, thank you for finding the buyer for my 3/10 Cape Three Points Road property. It was a good result and I was very happy with the way you handled the sale.
Hi Deborah, I meant to send this earlier. I have really appreciated the level of service I have received from you in regards to the re tenanting of my residence at 1/25 Rd Avoca Beach. Nothing has been too much trouble for you and it has made my life alot easier and simpler to get everything done in such a short time. I look forward to having a successful relationship with George Brand R/E for a long time with service such as yours provided.
Dear Kyle, We are truly appreciative for the professionalism we received during the sale of our house. We thank you and your highly qualified staff for all of your hard work.
Dear Kyle, Thank you for all of the effort you put in during the sale of our home and the period leading up to the sale as well. You did an outstanding job for us all the way through and we are most grateful.
I wish to advise that during the sale of my land in Avoca, Kyle kept in touch with me several times a week to keep me abreast of the interest shown. Thanks to Kyle we did sell our land for a better price than expected. I would recommend his services in the future.
Thank you for the wonderful service of George Brand in the selling of our property—11 Reynolds Road, Avoca Beach.
Both David and I would like to commend the agent involved, Anthony Arena.
From the first meeting we had with him we were certain that he was a person with whom we could work.
His unique style ensured that he had our trust from the word go.
Anthony proved to be a person of his word---he phoned when he said he would—he was never too busy to take calls from us (usually on his day off) and most importantly for us, he was a person who told the truth.
In an agent entrusted with the selling of one’s house one looks for a person of integrity, hard work and a little humour. It can be stressful!!!
Anthony had it all and I felt it necessary to let his boss know how thrilled we were with his personality and work ethic. Not to mention the result.
I can’t say we look forward to working with you again as we do not intend to move---EVER AGAIN.
Excellent Agent - 29 Oct 2017
It was an absolute pleasure to deal with Matthew. He was professional, genuine and easy to communicate with. He kept us in the loop with potential properties until we found exactly what we were looking for, in our ideal location. We couldn’t recommend him higher.