Sales & Marketing Consultant, Ray White Paddington (Qld)
Accomplished Sales Professional With Proven Results!
Exemplary service and assisting people to realise their aspirations are Jeff Smith’s signature core strengths. These core strengths come from values and beliefs grounded in his upbringing in a family business culture of care and service to others.
With Jeff you get a bundle of welcome surprises; not only does he have the experience, skills, knowledge and capabilities to get great results for you in Real Estate (25+ years’ experience) he has numerous qualities and life experiences coupled with a friendly easy going manner. These attributes, coupled with his complete professional approach, allow him to engage and connect quickly with people to establish commonalities that inspire credibility and trust – qualities you expect and demand when considering someone to provide advice and expertise regarding your greatest assets.
Educated in Blackall (central Queensland) and Rockhampton, he subsequently attended university in Townsville and Brisbane where he received science and business qualifications. He is a passionate competitive squash player and also enjoys competitive lawn bowls. Early in 2014, Jeff was instrumental in setting up a charitable foundation to support young melanoma sufferers and their families. He enjoys cooking and travel and collecting and making abstract expressionism art.
Jeff is one who thinks outside of the box – he’s innovative, analytical, creative and opportunist, qualities that have been developed over many years. Jeff's social and professional skills will provide you with a highly tailored professional solution.
“Call or email me and let’s get the conversation started about you and your Real Estate needs and expectations; I am here to help you”
What Jeff's clients have to say about him. Also check out the testimonial section elsewhere on this website.
Excellent and caring agent! Jeff was great to deal with particlarly as we lived a long way from Brisbane and needed full trust and high levels of commnication to make the deal work. He knew from the onset that we were serious about purchasing and that we would be staunch negotiators at auction time. Jeff was extreemly professional throughout the whole process and also sensitive to our desire to own this property. I would have no hesitation in recommending Jeff to anyone and would engage his services again in selling or purchasing property.
Anthony - Toowong
Jeff sold our property at 28 Payne Road, The Gap. We made a split decision to sell our property before our wedding and hence opted for the quickest and most effective selling method possible, an auction. With a listing date of 28 Feb and an auction date of 28 March, Jeff had his work cut out for him. The level of Jeff's service was exceptional and knowing that we could call, text or email Jeff at any time and always receive a prompt response back really put our minds at ease. Now that our property has settled, we can't thank Jeff enough for his amazing efforts throughout the marketing campaign and even post settlement. Jeff helped us achieve an outstanding sale price in such a short period of time. Jeff was professional in all of his dealings with us and potential buyers. We are thrilled with the result we achieved with Jeff's guidance, hard work and dedication to our property. For those of you considering the auction process, we couldn't recommend it more. What more could you ask for than an unconditional contract.
Nick & Charlotte - The Gap
Recently we had the pleasure of having Jeff as our agent for the selling of our home. From the beginning he was informative, helpful and generous of his time. Jeff convinced us that a sale by auction was the best way to achieve a premium price by creating competition. While it was a nerve racking experience, Jeff kept us calm throughout the campaign and we were satisfied that we achieved the best possible result on the day. The sale price on auction night set a new benchmark sale price for the street. It has been a privilege to know him and have his marketing experience guide us toward a successful sale. Thank you so much Jeff.
Janet & Trevor - The Gap
Phenomenal! Outstanding! From initial approach to ‘Under Contract’ in 2 weeks! We approached Jeff, by phone, tentatively seeking as to whether or not he would undertake selling our unit for us. The unit was not located within the ‘Paddington area’, and let’s be honest, there are many units on the market right now, particularly in the Gaythorne/Enoggera area, let alone in our actual street. Upon approach, Jeff could not have been more interested, courteous nor professional, and within days was recommending a personalized marketing strategy which greatly appealed to us. The package contained professional photos and a short video clip which very quickly was placed on several real estate websites. The overhead drone footage showing the unit’s location to its best advantage, the placement of digital furniture inside the unit, together with suggestions as to a realistic asking price, really made the unit attractive to potential buyers. At all times we felt as if we could approach Jeff with any concern. However, this was not necessary as Jeff made contact as often as necessary, updating us regularly on the progress of the sale. Jeff’s professionalism and acute marketing sense ensured that very few ‘open houses’ were required to sell the property. From the outset, Jeff’s approach and communication style assured us that he was out to do the very best for us as the ‘sellers’ – we had total trust in his ability to market our property. We are just so thrilled with the result that Jeff Smith achieved for us in such a short amount of time, in such a difficult market, and cannot recommend him highly enough.
David and Beth - Gaythorne
I needed to sell my unit and I didn't have a clue where to start. After contacting a few real estates I decided to go with Jeff because he was very clear on the cost and commissions for the sale as well knowledgeable of the market position. He sold my place promptly, kept me well informed through the process, and always went that extra bit until he got the job done! Without a doubt I would recommend Jeff to anyone. Thank you very much, Jeff.
Carlos - Indooroopilly
We would like to thank you as we are celebrating 2015 Christmas in our house at The Gap. Amazingly, it was such an express sale in June 2015 which was beyond our imagination, but with your guidance and support throughout this tedious house buying process, we were able to find the right house to accommodate our current family needs. During the whole process, we appreciated your commendable services as a real estate agent from a buyer’s perspective. From the commencement till the end, you have guided us gratifyingly and have helped us to understand the whole process in detail. Your timely guidance and professionalism have won our heart. Your honest dealing with us has been admirable and praiseworthy. We would highly recommend you and your marvellous services to our near and dear ones in future. You have set the standard so high that we would ourselves not be thinking of any other real estate agent when it comes to property business. We personally really appreciated everything that you have done for us.
Khullar Family - The Gap
Many thanks for your resourcefulness, professionalism and hard work ethic in the speedy sale of my unit! Sometimes the impossible does happen!
Wendy - West End
You did a fantastic job in pulling the whole thing together. You certainly earned your money and left no stone unturned in your efforts to ensure we were able to sell the property at auction. Once again thanks for a great effort, would recommend you to anyone looking for a good real estate salesman.
Vince and Christine - West End
I was looking to downsize and had decided on the area I wanted to purchase in. I contacted Jeff, detailed what I was looking for and within two weeks he had located a property that was exactly what I was looking for. Jeff was very helpful throughout the negotiations to secure this property, and kept me well informed. Jeff put a lot of effort into the marketing and selling my existing property and we have been able to secure simultaneous settlement on both properties. Jeff has a very positive attitude and provides a very professional service. He is a very good communicator, and kept me well informed throughout both the buying and selling processes. Jeff managed a number of inspections at my property prior to sale, including one on Father’s Day! I was pleased with the outcome, and am looking forward to moving into my new home. Thank you Jeff, your assistance made this process much easier.
Danellie - Windsor
I was referred to Jeff Smith by a friend, and I am very happy that I followed-up with that referral. I was keen to sell my house, but only with certain conditions. For starters, the purchaser had to be an investor, and the deal to be struck was somewhat complicated. As a person who wishes to retain his privacy, I needed an estate agent who was sympathetic to my needs, which included no "for sale" signage and no letter-box drops. Jeff not only met my needs to a tee, he surpassed them. Overall it was a complicated task which required a good deal of patience which Jeff handled very well. I would have no hesitation in highly recommended Jeff for his professional and dedicated services to anybody considering selling. He will get the job done to a high standard and to your satisfaction.
Bill - Ashgrove
Dear Jeff, Thank you for your efforts in selling our unit at Kelvin Grove. Your recommendations for a selling strategy lead to a highly effective marketing campaign. You approached the sale with professionalism, dedication, energy and enthusiasm. Your persistence and effective negotiation with buyers led to multiple competing offers. We are very pleased with the final outcome. Thank you for involving us throughout the sale and clearly communicating the proceedings. We have no hesitation in recommending you to others as we know you will achieve the best possible outcome for their sale.
Leon and Susannah Hugo - Lorimer Tce, Kelvin Grove
I have sold many houses in my time and most times I have been very concerned about the performance of the real estate agent I employed. This time it has been a fantastic pleasure to work with Jeff Smith. Right from the outset he was very supportive and able to adjust and adapt to every request that I made. Throughout the entire process he kept me informed of every step and nuances that the sale process created. His tireless effort in finding me a buyer has been exemplary. His effort was so fantastic that his effort had the house sold within a couple of weeks. I can readily, and happily recommend him as the best sales agent.
Sally - Carwoola St, Bardon
If you are looking for someone to sell your property, Jeff Smith is definitely your man. Although I was the buyer in this case, he has been extremely helpful with my securing the property, keeping me fully informed throughout the journey. Going above & beyond by even showing me around the suburb & gaining access the property after going under contract. This has been greatly appreciated.
Cindy - Lorimer Tce, Kelvin Grove
Jeff, As you know our unit settled on Friday. I just want to send you a quick note to thank you for guiding us through the process. We appreciated your professional service and keeping us to update with the Sellers’s concerns and motivations. You went above and beyond on a number of occasions with after hours service and I seriously doubt the sale could have been affected as quickly and painlessly as it did over the holiday period. We don’t plan on selling the unit in the near future but if we do you would be the first person we call. Thanks again for all your assistance – it was much appreciated. Cheers Reuben
Jeff, We thank you for your wholehearted endeavours and impeccable professionalism in your dealings with us in marketing & selling our property. We wish you every success in your future endeavours and thank you once again. Please thank George for the privilege of having you represent us. Cheers Gay & Nick
Gay & Nick
We would like to thank Jeff for recently selling our rental unit at Kelvin Grove. He provided excellent advice on how best to market the unit. Just one example is where he recommended adding “virtual furniture” for the online advertisement for the vacant unit which hugely improved its appearance. During the process Jeff was very professional and kept us informed at all times of feedback from potential buyers. He sold the unit in a very short space of time for a price we were happy with. Jeff negotiated the contract for the unit sale while we were overseas and went to great lengths to ensure we were satisfied with the outcome. Even after the contract was signed Jeff helped us by organising tradesmen to do a couple of minor repairs. He was fully involved in the whole process right up to settlement. We changed from our rental agency in order to have Jeff sell the unit and we believe we could not have had a better agent sell our property. We have no hesitation in recommending Jeff to other potential sellers.
Kay and Dominic (4/88 L'Estrange Tce, Kelvin Grove)
"It was evident right from the beginning that Jeff was the right agent for the job. He went above and beyond my expectations to ensure that he was able to get the right outcome for me and my family."
Scott - Bowen Hills
We were very impressed with Jeff’s professional attitude and approach. He regularly communicated with us throughout the sales campaign and was always easily contactable. Under difficult circumstances, Jeff was very understanding and as things changed within hours of our scheduled auction, Jeff was there to make sure everything went ahead as planned. He worked hard to get the best result possible for us by holding additional house openings and following up interested parties in the week prior to auction. We have no hesitation in recommending his services. Thanks Jeff – you really made this difficult process a lot easier.
Jan & Zoe – 13 Fenchurch St, Fig Tree Pocket
I am based in Cairns and had adjoining commercial properties (2 lots) in Redcliffe available for rent or sale. After a lack of any written offers through another agency, I contacted Jeff Smith from Ray White Paddington – I knew Jeff from my university days. I was only really expecting some guidance and direction. I was pleasantly surprised that he agreed to take on the challenge of renting or selling my commercial properties. Jeff never lacks enthusiasm and optimism in any challenge he tackles. He listened to my preferences and expectations. He was professional in his dealings with me and after initial background work, quickly provided an initial marketing strategy which was agreed to. Jeff used both an on-line marketing and did the “leg work” and “face to face” networking of nearby tenants in the same complex, to promote and increase exposure of the lots. He provided me with regular updates and feedback on any potential interest and any feedback provided from inspections. Interested parties were treated with integrity and appropriate confidentiality. Jeff sought information where necessary and responded to inspection queries in a timely manner. Being a long way from the properties and with associated complexities to manage, Jeff was accessible, through phone and e-mail, during and after hours, whenever support was required. I found that he was punctual and met any commitments to appointments which were agreed to. Sale Contracts for both lots was achieved within 6 months and taking all the interest created during the marketing process, endeavoured to achieve best outcome for me. He was proactive in each step of the sale contracts, keeping all parties informed so as to eliminate any surprises, making transition of ownership, for the Buyer and Vendor, as smooth as reasonably possible. I am pleased with the outcome and have no hesitation in recommending Jeff Smith for his real estate services.
While we loved the house we were in, and shared many happy memories in our home, we were looking to place our house on the market to start a new chapter in our lives. We started our journey by researching not only a reputable real estate companies, but ones that offered highly experienced, down-to-earth, and professional staff. This led us to Jeff Smith at Ray White Paddington. Jeff was not only totally professional in the way he organised the sale of our house, but he went that ‘extra mile’ to make sure that our house was presented to the market with the best chance of achieving both a timely sale, but also to get the price we were looking for. Jeff was always at the end of the line when we had questions, is a great communicator, he explained the whole sale process, and made sure that our minds were always at ease. Jeff was a man of his word, and sold our house both quickly and for a price we were extremely happy with. A sale that opened the door to our next adventure. We could not have made a better choice in engaging Jeff to sell our house, and would highly recommend Jeff to anyone who is looking to put their property on the market. Thanks Jeff for your good old fashioned personalised customer service with a smile, your professional attitude and dedication to getting the right deal for us. In selling our house, you’ve allowed us to continue with our dreams. Thanks Jeff, you’re THE BEST!
Jo & Kenny (Morgan Close, Manly West)
Jeff Smith from Ray White Paddington is an amazing man who pulled off an amazing sale in Bulimba for us. The property sold at auction for a price that was 75% more than it had previously been valued at on behalf of another organisation who were initially going to arrange the sale. But wait there is more. Jeff was passionate in his dealings with us and kept us completely updated every step of the way at least once a day. We are still shaking our heads about the effort Jeff put in and the end result. In our eyes only Jeff Smith could have made it all happen
Sam & Heather Heron (Parry Street, Bulimba)
I cannot thank Jeff enough for the incredible result he achieved selling my apartment. Jeff’s positive attitude, sound advice and proactive communication resulted in a sale that exceeded my expectations by $20k – all in less in 20 days. Jeff provided constructive advice on refreshing the unit to meet current market expectations without going overboard and addressing all those last minute fix-it jobs. His advice on the marketing strategy and price were spot on and his detailed reporting kept me informed at all times. I have no hesitation in recommending Jeff Smith as an agent that is adept and committed to helping you achieve the best outcome. Julianne 38/87-89 Scott Rd, Herston
Hi Jeff, We would like to take the opportunity to thank you for the excellent result that was achieved in the recent sale of our property in The Gap. From the onset you provided us with extremely professional, yet personal, service and attention to ensure that each step of the process went smoothly. We immediately felt at ease with your approachable manner and we appreciated your regular feedback and communication, always valuing our thoughts and opinions along the way. We were well informed throughout the process and appreciated your honesty and advice. Your extensive knowledge and experience in real estate was evident and allowed us to put our trust in you with much of the decision making process. The end result was a very positive one, with our property receiving plenty of interest in the early days and with several contracts being offered within just 4 days of the property being on the market. We attribute this to your clear marketing strategy, time and dedication to the sale of our property. Your services well and truly exceeded our expectations and we are extremely happy with the final outcome. Buying and selling houses can be a very stressful process and we are grateful for all that you did to alleviate any worries or concerns along the way. Again, we thank you for helping us to sell our property in such a timely manner, and we will certainly recommend you to friends, family and colleagues in the future. Jackie and Steve
Jackie and Steve
John and I and the kids can't thank you enough for all you did to get 39 Dudley, Bardon, its new owners. As you know our family have all bought and sold and been very involved in the industry in one way or another for a long time so have a fair idea when someone goes "above and beyond". It must have been very frustrating for you trying to contact us and whilst we may not have replied promptly we really appreciated you managing to keep us abreast! almost daily, of what was happening. You grasped the "essence" of the house and what it was that we loved about it whereas I think many others would just have seen the negatives! As Angela and I sit here in the front steps for the last time looking at the trees and the birds and thinking how lucky we were to have a home that suited our family so well for 30+ years I'm also very happy that the new owners appreciate the history of every board, piece of pressed metal and cedar window frame. Having another engineer as the new owner is wonderful as they understand John's work behind it all. And I was dreading the auction but it was wonderful and the coffee cart just magic.
After meeting with Jeff Smith and discussing my needs and expectations, Jeff suggested a strategy to best achieve these objectives. We were able to discuss this and plan accordingly. This has resulted in 4 days from listing to a contract in hand-at a price I’m happy with. Jeff was very responsive and busy to achieve this and kept me in the loop at each step. Jeff was also responsive to the buyers needs and flexible in his approach -which is good for everyone. I appreciated Jeff’s experience and his considerate style. He is calm and open and nothing seemed too much effort. This is especially appreciated in the reasonably stressful time of selling and buying property. I have no hesitation in recommending Jeff as an agent if you are in the market or planning to be.
Deb - 8 Devonhill Street