Director, Ray White Chatswood
Although Roberts family background is from a Hotel in Moree his Real Estate career started in 1977 at Bondi Beach. Originally he worked in property management and covered many various areas such as Kings Cross, Paddington and Mosman. Major clients included the Australian Jockey Club and Stocklands. Robert started in residential sales in 1986 at Bondi Junction and quickly established himself by selling $12million worth of property in one financial year. In 1988 he became a Justice of the Peace. Robert moved in 1989 to the Sydney CBD to work for Baillieu Knight Frank and gained invaluable experience in Commercial Investment Sales. At this time he was involved in many portfolio leaseback investment sales for clients such as ANZ and Bob Jane T-Marts. In 1990 he purchased the office of Ray White Kensington and successfully steered it to the number 4 office of Ray White in Sydney in 1992. In 1997 he expanded and acquired the office of Ray White in Alexandria. This gave him the opportunity to expand his skills as an auctioneer and to be involved in the sale of both residential and commercial property. It was during this time that Robert sold a development site in Botany for in excess of $7 million. Robert's auctioneering skills have seen him travel all over Sydney to auction and also conduct a number of charity auctions to assist with fundraising. Robert has lived on the North Shore since 1995 and enjoys the continual challenges of the Real Estate industry.
We have volunteered to offer this reference in favour of Robert McElhone, Principal of Ray White Chatswood. We engaged the services of Robert, after meeting with 3 other local Real Estate companies, who serve Chatswood. It was initially Robert’s personality that was our first reason for engaging him to represent us. He is someone who displays solid elements of trust and reliability. Someone who was not out to over sell himself and Ray White, but someone who has gained extreme reliable knowledge of his market place and a realistic expectations of what was the true value of what our home was really worth. He never over estimated his evaluations. The price range he offered was exactly spot on. It sold exactly as he had predicted, which did demonstrate how well he does understand the market of Chatswood. Robert’s excellent communication and constant feedback, was most beneficial in letting us know how our sales / marketing campaign was progressing and his guidance on how to direct our focus of emphasis, was important to us. We were extremely happy with our finished result and have Robert exclusively to thank for that. As a consequence of this experience, we are more than happy to recommend him and his Chatswood company, to prospective sellers, to let him take charge of their sale of their valued property. We would also welcome any phone call enquiries, from prospective parties, who may wish to discuss with us, the services of Ray White Chatswood and in particular, that of the professional capabilities of Robert McElhone.
Wanda & David Bushell
"Everything handled very professionally and excellent price of sale"
Huge result indeed which I must attribute to your fantastic efforts. I am over the moon with the sale!
Very good job, experienced enthusiastic positive
ROBERT WAS VERY EASY TO GET ON WITH, VERY CONSCIENCIOUS, RELIABLE AND A PERSON I COULD TRUST
Robert handled every part of the selling process with no fuss and produced the result we wanted
"Your calm and objective advice when the haggling started was also appreciated and valuable. The outcome- at 3pm on Christmas Eve - was hard fought and welcome."
" ...it was due to your persistence and excellent negotiation skills that the unit was sold at the best possible price and in only a few short weeks."
"I just wanted to say thank you for yesterday. I really appreciated your honesty as an agent and think you played very fairly and really appreciate your efforts."
"Selling and buying a property are stressful events. Roberts experience and genuine and friendly nature makes the process significantly more pleasant for all."
"At all times Mr. McElhone and staff displayed a professional attitude in regard to all of our requirements. I would have no hesitation in recommending Mr. McElhone and his agency to any prospective client."
"... also want to thank and compliment you on the professional and helpful way in which the sale has been handled. I will have no hesitation in recommending you in the future to anyone I know who is planning to sell or purchase."
"The sale of our home was extremely smooth & stress free, Robert has a refreshingly honest approach and showed excellent communication skills...."
"Robert achieved a sale price of $35,000 more than we expected plus he secured the sale in two and a half weeks of listing our home!"
Vinay & Lalesh Chand