Reviews

With reference to the sale of my property at Taylors beach. I would like to thank you for your assistance, also the way in which you and the staff members helped in what seemed a daunting process when one has never been involved with selling Real Estate before. As well as the steps which you took, when you went out of you way to help at a time when events were out of my control made the process easier.

Leanne Coyle - Taylor Road, Taylors Beach

George was energetic and driven for the sale of the property, 9/10

Steve and Veronica - 1/35 Ocean Ave, Anna Bay

10/10 Professional, informative and keen to get the sale that the client is happy with.

10/10 Because we felt George did everything he said he would to get the wonderful result that we ended up getting.

Peter and Elizabeth - 59 Government Road, Nelson Bay

George was very helpful, knowledgable and direct to the point.

Malcom & Christine

Professional, informative and keen to get the sale that the client is happy with.

Nola & John

I was treated with respect and George was extremely helpful with tradesmen and other services

Ruth

George kept me up to date on progress, very proactive and professional

Stephen

George did what seven other agents in the area failed to do: He sold our home! I believe George has the hallmark of a truly professional real estate agent, i.e...he was able to present the property in its true light thus assisting both the vendor and the purchaser.

Warren & Judith

Dear George, Please accept our thanks for the very professional way in which your staff handled the recent sale of our house. From the time we first asked you to submit a proposal more than two years ago, and notwithstanding my reluctance to go through with it, you continued to show interest in our problems and a friendly desire to help and to understand our health issues. You were the only agent to retain an interest and to appreciate what our needs were. In the end, you worked out the answer to our problems, got us the price we wanted, and also a very satisfactory temporary accommodation set-up, for which we are very grateful. We would highly recommend your agency to anyone who wishes to buy or sell a property. Yours Sincerely Lyn and Bill Duly

Lyn and Bill Duly - Waratah Ave, Salamander Bay

George was great, very knowledgable and helpful.

Gavin & Sharon

Sold our property in 8 days at the full listed price, can't ask for much more than that!

Antony and Kerry Ann

Ray White at Port Stephens did a fantastic job with the sale of our property. Not only where they prompt and efficient in getting our property onto the market, they also accomplished a sale after two open houses. George Baker worked with the buyers and was able to achieve the full listed price of our property, after only 8 days of being on the market! A truly magnificent result, you can’t ask for much more than that. I would have no hesitations in recommending George Baker from the Port Stephens Ray White agency to any prospective vendors. Kind Regards Tony Zoricic

Tony Zoricic

OUR RECOMMENDATION: "we recently sold our property through Ray White and couldn’t be happier. George Baker professionally handled our sale from Open House to Auction and provided us with constant updates. He is extremely hard working and made us feel confident of a result. His attention to detail leads us to strongly recommend him for a positive outcome." Thank you once again Warren and Yvonne Doney

Warren and Yvonne Doney

We chose George Baker from Ray White to sell our much loved holiday unit at Soldiers Point. George was exceptionally knowledgeable about property values in the area. He approached the marketing of our property with enthusiasm and professionalism, making sure that there were several potential buyers and they valued the unique features of the unit. We are very happy with the price achieved and the attentiveness George provided to us throughout the process.​

Stephen Jack - Soldiers Point Road, Soldiers Point

George was great to us, helped with early entry to building to paint, carpet etc. A job well done

Warrick and Christine

George put a lot of energy into the marketing and sale of our property. He kept us informed throughout the process and always made us feel like we were a priority

Stephen

No fuss, professional and always provided timely information. A pleasure to deal with.

Stuart & Michele

Joy and I felt quite compelled to convey our sincere appreciation for your effort and dedication to the marketing of our property. From our very first meeting, you displayed a high level of knowledge regarding the local market and a very accurate assesment in respect to market value. From the very first day of listing you were strongly committed to finding a buyer through open house and did not just wait for the internet to do what what was needed to find a new owner. You have to be commended for being a hands on person who displays a very professional work ethic whilst maintaining a strong focus on finding the right buyer. Your price guide was very accurate and we were pleased that in fact you were able to achieve above your expectation. We would have no doubt in recommending you and your company to anybody wanting to sell or buy a property in the Nelson Bay area. Thanks George for a job well done.

Joy and Ray Watkins - Caledonia Close, Salamander Bay

Attention all Prospective Clients From a couple of "Happy Customers" George was recommended to us - and on our first meeting, we were Sold!. If we were to do this again - we would choose George and his team each and every time. Thank you George, for your professional expertise.

Keith and Kerrie Spruce - Worimi Drive, Salamander Bay

"It is with much pleasure that we write this letter of gratitude to George Baker of Ray White Port Stephens. For the past three years and two real estate agencies we had unsuccessfully tried to sell our unit at Nelson Bay with little or no enquires and minimal inspections. However once signing with Ray White Port Stephens we never looked back. Not only did we have an abundance of enquiries through their marketing strategies and internet capabilities, but we had George who actively marketed our property to the best of his ability. We found George to be extremely helpful, professional and most of all ethical throughout the whole process. He kept us well informed every step of the way. We had many enquiries, regular inspections and a number of offers with potential buyers until finally we found the right one. George kept in regular contact with us until the day it settled! Overall our experience with Ray White was a positive one and we would have no hesitation in recommending George and his team to any potential client. Thank you so much for all your hard work and for ensuring the sale of our property went as smoothly as possible."

Andrew and Lyndall Bates - Trafalgar Street, Nelson Bay

"Just a note of thanks to you George and your wonderful staff for the great job you did with the sale of Noel's property. The sale figure you achieved was tremendous and will set Noel up comfortably now in his aged care facility, so once again - thank you!"

Patricia O'Brien - Bayview Street, Soldiers Point

"I have had dealings with Ray White Port Stephens for 20 years and would highly recommend George Baker's agency for both their Sales and Property Management. After renting out my investment property for many years, it came time in my life to sell. I have found George to be honest, caring and have incredible knowledge of the local market and Port Stephens area. He successfully marketed my property to auction and we achieved a price that was well above reserve. I would highly recommend George to prospective vendors as a real estate agent that is a pleasure to know and trust. Sincerely, Annette Brown"

Annette Brown - Kingsley Drive, Boat Harbour

"Thanks so very much to George and all at your office for your kindness during selling our property. It is very much appreciated."

Kenneth and Carol Maggs - Trafalgar Street, Nelson Bay

"George Baker Principal and Licensee of Ray White Real Estate, Salamander Bay, Port Stephens, recently sold 12/3-7 Soldiers Point Road, Soldiers Point. We wish to state in writing that we were very pleased to be associated with George; he is a man dedicated to his work and made every possible effort to sell the property for us, during the most difficult downturn in business activity the area has known for twenty years. We are very grateful for his efforts. Confirmation of our appreciation will be willingly given."

Bob and Faye Bulbrook - Soldiers Point Road, Soldiers Point

"In March 2012 my wife and I had reason to engage George as our selling agent after having previously had our rental property at Kerrigan Street, Nelson Bay with another agent for the prior six months. From the very beginning George demonstrated great enthusiasm for the tack required of him and within the first three months he had numerous open days which generated a high level of interest from prospective buyers. Within a month he had identified a potential buyer and over the next few months negotiated a sale price that was acceptable to both parties. By the 25th of May 2012 the sale was finalised! If you want an agent who works unreservedly to sell your property at a realistic price, I have no hesitation in recommending George Baker as that person. He will keep you informed at all time and is a very pleasant person to deal with as are his respective staff."

Alan Humphreys and Cecilia Miller - Kerrigan Street, Nelson Bay

"Some 16 years ago my husband and I were lucky enough to buy a beautiful waterfront property at Salamander Bay. A place that we loved and really enjoyed, both the house and the area. Unfortunately, life doesn't stand still. We needed to relocate back to Melbourne for family and medical reasons. Of course, when we put our property on the market something called the GFC happened, so our house, which we believed would sell "instantly" didn't. We did what most people seem to do – changed agents, dropped the price, still no sale, changed again – same lack of result. I guess that sounds familiar. We then listed our property with George Baker, Ray White Real Estate at Salamander Bay. George was most definite that he would sell our property. By then, I know I was a bit cynical – why could George sell it when others hadn't been able to. Of course George sold our house. Persistence, enthusiasm, determination and professionalism. On top of those attributes you could add communication – he talked to us, kept us informed of what he was doing, what any potential prospects may be thinking. He explored various avenues of marketing – often getting knocked back, but he persisted. Thank you George. We would happily refer your professional services to other people wishing to sell their property."

Jon and Nola Heaney - Cook Street, Salamander Bay

"This is just a short note to thank you for your help in selling our dual key apartment in the Pacific Blue complex at Salamander Bay. The task of selling this unit for a reasonable price, in the face of numerous 'mortgagee in possession' sales, was monumental. However, despite the obstacles you stuck to the task and eventually achieved the impossible. Your success was no fluke. From the very start of the process you provided professional advice and a realistic assessment of the likely price range. And, even though you were tested by two failed auctions, you stuck to your belief that a buyer could be found without having to go to 'fire sale' type prices. We are very grateful that the hotel management of the Oaks Pacific Blue recommended you to us. At the time they said to us 'if you want to achieve a good outcome use George Baker because he really knows what he is doing'. We are pleased to report that they were absolutely correct! It has been a real pleasure to have met and worked with you on this project. Accordingly, we would have no hesitation in recommending Ray White Port Stephens to anyone wanting to sell property locally."

Ian Menzies - 'Pacific Blue Resort' Salamander Bay

"It is with great pleasure we refer to the service we received from Mr George Baker, Principal of Ray White Port Stephens, in the recent listing for Auction and subsequent sale of our holiday unit at Corlette. We initially approached Mr Baker because of strong recommendation from several associates, and we can only say that his reputation, as portrayed to us, is very definitely justified. After many years of dealing with numerous real estate agents, we found that George and his team provided an agency service far ahead of any other we had previously experienced. From day one we received exceptional personal service from a totally professional agent who, we believe, has a genuine love of helping people through his chosen profession, as shown by his obvious enthusiasm. At all times we were treated with respect by George and his team, right through to a successful sale and beyond. We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Mr George Baker and Ray White Port Stephens for all you real estate dealings."

Bob Wood and Diane Stepa - Sandy Point Road, Salamander Bay

"Thank you very much for recently selling our home unit. It had been on the market for two years before you stepped in to act as our agent. With your enthusiasm, your good knowledge of the market, your wide client base and your persistence it was sold in a couple of months. We appreciate that you kept us well informed along the way and admired your professionalism and jovial friendly manner. We have already recommended you to other potential vendors. Once again, thank you so much."

George and Gael Horvat - Magnus Street, Nelson Bay

"Thank you so much for selling our home. You were so hardworking, professional and dedicated. We couldn't have chosen anyone better. We would gladly recommend you to anyone wishing to sell. Many Thanks."

Bob and Susan Turner - Snapper Close, Corlette

"Initially we wasted precious time with two other agents who got us nowhere and then finally realised we needed a professional to sell our home. You were the only agent to get offers on our property and several of them in the end. We were very happy with the outcome and we will come straight to you next time we sell. Your communication was great, and to us that is the most important aspect of dealing with an agent, we didn't feel like just another sale. So a very big thank you to you and your team at Ray White Port Stephens for selling our home."

Dusan and Amy Novak - Boronia Drive, Salamander Bay

"We listed our house with Ray White Port Stephens, expecting it to be on the market for about six months before it would be sold. George set up several open houses and brought potential buyers through at other times. At all times George kept us up to date with the options of the people that he brought through the house, whether their comments were positive or negative, and the reasons behind the comments. The house sold in about two weeks and George was there all the way, advising us on the order that things needed to be done and how to go about doing them. He was very accommodating with meeting times, fitting in with our schedule. George included the staff at his office in finding us rental accommodation, asking Lorrain, the Property Manager, to look out for a house for us to rent while our new house was being built. Lorrain also suggested Ray White Connect, a service offered by Ray White Real Estate to attend to disconnection and reconnection of services from one residence to another, a very efficient service. We have been very happy with the whole process from start to finish and still have their support in our rental property while our new house is being finished."

Garry and Rosemary Grieve - Soldiers Point Road, Salamander Bay

"The service and personal attention we received from George Baker was exceptional. The Ray White team with their knowledge of the local market and their key contacts in the community helped us in selling our home. George made sure we got the best offer for our property selling it within three weeks. George was professional, had excellent communication skills and knowledge of our property. Regardless of whether you are buying or selling, I would highly recommend George Baker and the Ray White team to help you in this life changing move. We could not have asked for a better realtor to guide us through the process."

Max and Fran Chippindale - Wallawa Road, Nelson Bay

"George Baker and his staff acted in a professional manner at all times. We were kept informed at all times with weekly reports. Frequent open inspections were conducted. All leads were followed up we were informed of any outcomes. My wife and I would have no hesitation in recommending this agency in any real estate activity."

Dennis and Patricia Quinton - Foreshore Drive, Salamander Bay

"I have much pleasure in recommending George from Ray White to any person looking to buy or sell property in this region. George managed the sale of my investment property in Port Stephens and I can truthfully say that I have never had such outstanding service. I have sold properties in four different states so I am no stranger to the frustrations that go along with the sales process. I had a choice as to whom I went with to manage the sale and the choice was made easy by George's very sound and sensible advice. I have never experienced the regular feedback and its quality that I experienced with this sale. The experience was made all the more pleasant by George's sale of the property at an excellent price in difficult economic times. I recommend George and Ray White very highly to any prospective purchaser or seller."

Carmel Macpherson - Mitchell Street, Soldiers Point

"We had been endeavouring to sell a Tanilba Bay property for about four years via local agents, with pretty minimal inquiry. Mid-2010, we were approached by Ray White Port Stephens expressing interest in a selling agreement, but we regrettably deferred action in that regard for about a year. Around mid-2011, we signed an exclusive agency agreement with Ray White Port Stephens, resulting in a marked increase of interest in the property, which has just sold. Having acquired and sold several properties over time and dealt with numerous real estate agencies, we were comparatively much impressed by George Baker's differing approach to marketing, especially regular 'open house' events and his prompt feedback regarding any enquiries. His dedicated efforts reflect very well on the Ray White brand. Thank you George and your Ray White Port Stephens team for your great service."

Brian and Diane Dirou - Tanilba Avenue, Tanilba Bay

"Hi George, thank you for your settlement statement. It is an accurate reflection of our agreement. The way you went about the sale and associated processes, particularly your open, honest and reliable approach during the process is very much appreciated. I am particularly appreciative of you keeping me informed at all stages of the process, and the additional support you provided during my family's difficult time. The next time I need a real estate agent I will be calling you. Thanks again."

Chris Dando - Ryan Road, Medowie

"I just wanted to pass on my sincere thanks for the great service I received when selling the family property at 116 Salamander Way, Salamander Bay. A stressful time for my family as it wasn't easy deciding to sell the home. I was glad to meet you George, from the onset your professionalism made the experience of selling our home a pleasant one. Receiving feedback constantly and good advice ensured a successful sale. Please pass on my thanks to your staff for their help. All the best for Christmas and the New Year."

Ronald Cassar - Salamander Way, Salamander Bay