Sales & Marketing Consultant, Ray White Paddington (Qld)
Exemplary service and assisting people achieve their aspirations are Jeff Smith’s signature core strengths. These core strengths come from values and beliefs grounded in his upbringing in a family culture of service to others through various family businesses.
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 attitude but professional approach. These attributes allow him to engage and connect quickly with people to establish commonalities that lead to credibility and trust – qualities you expect when considering allowing a stranger to handle some of your greatest assets.
Educated in Blackall (central Queensland) and Rockhampton before he attended university in Townsville and Brisbane where he received science and business qualifications. He is a passionate competitive squash player and is involved in rebuilding the game of Squash in Brisbane. He naturally supports the Queensland State of Origin Rugby League team. 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 as a biomedical researcher with an international reputation.
“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”
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