Sales, Ray White Surfers Paradise at Main Beach Branch Office
Ben O’Brien has been selling with the Ray White Surfers Paradise Group for the past 12 years. He has specialised in apartment sales on the central Gold Coast and has an intimate knowledge of this market as a result. Ben is intensely competitive and his capacity for hard work is unsurpassed in an industry where long hours and demanding campaigns are the norm.
* Highest number of apartment sales on the entire Gold Coast 2016/17
* Highest number of sales in Southport from 2014 - 2017
* Highest dollar value of sales in Southport from 2014 - 2017
* Elite Agent within the Ray White Group
* 4th highest number of sales within the Ray White Queensland Group
In additon to his team of Samantha Matterson and Joel Madam along with the extensive resources of the Ray White Group, they are here to ensure not only the most seamless process but also the maximum price.
Uncomplicated and straight forward
Samantha Matterson was very easy and obliging all through to settlement
Craig De Pina
Ben is a great agent with a real understanding of the market he works hard and has kept us informed for the last 5 years on market trends etc.
Jeremy & Julie
Very professional and extremely helpfull
A difficult unit to sell but he did a good job achieving a good price
Michael & Irina
Ben was very helpful and polite, and professional
Ben helped with getting the settlement finalized and was helpful all the way
Ben is on the ball, keeps us up to date and can be contacted anytime
Brett & Rita
As an interstate buyer Ben helped me out with a number of requests that he could have easily avoided. Ben was also very professional.
Ben is very good at his job
Outstanding, timely, professional service by a well-presented, honest and helpful agent.
Excellent, professional service. We felt he was personnally invested in our purchase decision. His associate Samantha was also equally supportive.
It was very nice to be shown by Ben O'Brien through different units, always very friendly and never 'pushy' same goes for Sam Matterson. They are a lovely young team...
His associate Sam was wonderful and helpful and she felt genuinely excited for me.
Sam and Ben were very accommodating
Nothing was too much trouble and he was always available and if not, he would let me know when he wasnt
Throughout the whole process Ben was a pleasure to deal with, he was always available and kept my wife and I up to date at all times. Would not hesitate in recommending Ben.
The agent was always contactable to answer any questions I had
Ben was a delight to deal with. Always courteous and prompt in his dealings with us and he generally made our experience of purchasing a unit a pleasant one.
Colin & Lynn
Ben has been fantastic. He is very personable, has a thorough knowledge of the area and was very dedicated. I have been very impressed with Ben's commitment to selling my property.
Ben was extremely approachable and easy to deal with. Kept me up to date throughout the process and was honest!
Ben is a great guy who gets the sale. Extremely happy with his service and follow up phone calls
Paul & Rhonda
Did a good job, but could communicate more effectively.
Ben is one of the best agent's I have used. He has integrity, keeps his word and works hard.
Ben is honest, delivered what he promised,did not let the grass grow under his feet. Always kept us informed of all feedback Ben was always dead on time for any appointments, and always dress and presented himself with professional care. would recommend him to every one. Wish we had gone with Ben first up.
John & Elizabeth
Ben O'Brien was my sales consultant and I was very impressed by his knowledge, professionalism, and attention to detail.
We want to pass on a very big thank you for selling our apartment during very challenging times on the Gold Coast. After being on the market with another agent for some time, we engaged Ben O'Brien to list our property. From the get go, Ben was extremely helpful and encouraged us to have professional photography taken, which in hindsight, we were very pleased about. Ben went out of his way to assist us, especially when we were interstate for long periods. We could rely on Ben to prepare our apartment correctly for viewings and lock up when he was finished. He was always professional and gave honest feedback when required. His persistence paid off and he sold the apartment in 48 hours. Selling Real Estate is said to be one of the most stressful situations, but Ben was always relaxed and confident he would find a buyer, which greatly reduced the stress on us. We would be pleased to recommend him to any prospective clients and will definitely recommend him to any residents in 'Shores'. Kind Regards, Fred & Lenore
Fred & Lenore
I would recommend Ben to anyone looking at buying or selling their property. Although young he has a wealth of knowledge and a very professional but empathetic attitude. Nothing was ever a problem. I was delighted with the ease of the sale and very happy with the price achieved.
- Lynne Parker
Ben was a pleasure to deal with. He was prompt with all queries , if he did not know he would find it out and called back promptly . I would deal with Ben in the near further
- Sharon Graham
Ben was a pleasure to deal with and kept me informed of every step. This is the second property I have sole through Ben and I highly recommend him. Thanks again Ben.
- Sharon Riley
Over 30 years in investment properties I have formed an opinion of realestate agents which is far from flattering. Ben O Brien is truly an exception to this. Out of the hundreds of agents I have dealt with he is the only one I would have no hesitation going back to. I first started dealing with Ben he introduced us to a block of six units in Surfers Paradise. Before signing a contract I asked for a wealth of information and nothing was too much trouble. We reached a deal and signed a contract at $860k. Hours from settlement through circumstances beyond his control the sale fell through. Now here comes the point of difference. A few months later the banks moved in and auctioned the property through a different agency. Ben called us to make sure we were aware of the auction we purchased it for$770k ($90k less) at auction. Ben was at the auction and while he missed out on the sale he expressed his satisfaction that both the seller and I had finally achieved our goals. When we decided to sell, Ben met us on site a number of times to discuss improvements required to maximise our sales. He respected my wishes not to market the property until I had completed the work required. Even when I had 2 other agents approach me with buyers and had 3 signed contracts from these outside agents (which all fell complete) he respected my wishes. When a fourth contract of $1050K came through from an outside agent I didn’t sign it, I gave Ben a call within 4 days we had 4 contract offers and signed on $1,110K which was reported on papers across the nation as the GoldCoasts record percentage profit since the GFC. Ben had us happily signed up for $90K more than the other agents at purchase time and got us $60K more than was offered in four days at sale time. More than that he didn’t hassle us, he didn’t make stuff up and he always delivered any information requested.
- Mick & Jenny Brumley
Ben was very helpful with our recent purchase of a property in Southport, living abroad and being our first purchase we had a lot of questions and Ben was only too happy to answer them. It was a pleasure doing business with him and I wouldn't hesitate to entrust him in the future.
- Lisa Price
Ben a great guy easy to deal with professional and great sales person. Did a great job at selling my property with ease and no major stress for myself. Would recommend him!
- Bruce Dodd
After trying with several other agents over a period of time, Ben is the one who provided a successful outcome. Highly recommend Ben O'Brien.
Ben is honest, strategic, unbelievably patient, and utterly professional. He also understands the Southport – Gold Coast property investment market exceedingly well, he never showed us apartments that weren’t within our parameters and he always listened very carefully to our comments. We recommended Ben and Ray White, I am pleased to provide my highest recommendation of Ben’s services.
- Peter Smith, Buyer
I have bought and sold many homes over the past 30 years and I could honestly say that Ben is one of the very best that I have ever dealt with. We had never met Ben before I saw the apartment on realestate.com.au, but from the moment we enquired about it, Ben was so accommodating. He couldn't have been more understanding and caring of our needs and circumstances to help us purchase our new home. I would happily recommend him to anyone.
Ben was a pleasure to work with. Right from the word go he was very upfront and answered all my questions regarding the sale process and what his strategy would be to successfully sell my apartment. He has a very kind. friendly and honest manner and I was able to fully trust him throughout. At all times I knew he was working hard on my behalf to achieve a good outcome. He was great at keeping me fully updated at all times. I particularly valued that I never felt pressured to accept any offers that came in until they met my terms. Ben had great knowledge of the market and local area, and I cannot recommend him highly enough.
- Ruth Goodwin
If you are on the path of buying or selling a property and you encounter a man named Ben O’Brien along the way you have met with good fortune. In Ben you get truthful, direct, communicative, responsive, accurate with detail, friendly while respectful of both the seller’s and the buyer’s needs and expectations, and if you search the ‘Sold’ pages at www.realestate.com.au Ben sells properties. Our first contact with Ben was in the street, on the pathway. Over a period of months we viewed several apartments, learning, before making a decision. There was never a glimmer of pressure from Ben. After making an offer that was accepted Ben stayed in contact throughout the purchase process. Settlement was scheduled for 3pm. Confirmed completed by our Solicitor O’Keefe Mahoney Bennett (OMB) at 3.05pm. Ben was in the foyer at 3.15pm to hand us the keys! Ben collected the selling commission but we know we struck the jackpot meeting Ben O’Brien along the way!
- Laraine & Bob.
We met Ben when searching for properties on realestate.com.au. This was after eight months of casual to intense surfing and at a time when our house had found new owners. Ben had a selection of properties that were ticking our search requirements. We had just about decided on one of his properties when he pulled another out of a hat. Bingo....We had found a property that ticked all boxes ........and more. He is knowledgeable, helpful, available, and his manner is pleasant at all times. Ben showed patience and an interest in us as customers and treated us as friends. We highly recommend him and his professionalism.
- Ross Miller and Jon Kelly
Ben is a great communicator and strategist. He also keeps his finger on the pulse. We would recommend him any day for real estate ventures. Well done. Cheers
- Di Broome
I recently purchased a property through Ben. I found him to be professional and trustworthy. Ben's calm, measured approach is extremely reassuring in what can be a stressful process. He has excellent communication skills and consistently kept me updated through the process. I would strongly recommend Ben to others. Thank you again Ben for all your help.
He was knowledgeable, listened to what I said, nothing was a problem, unfailingly polite. I have already recommended him to two people and will continue to do so
The service we received was top-notch.
He seemed interested in doing the best for us