Bill Cook

It was a great pleasure to meet with people from Williams Batters, especially with Mr Bill Cook and Mr Ian Coutts. Their very professional, kind and valuable explanations helped us to better understand the matters connected with selling the flat. We would like to underline very professional advice concerning preparation of the flat for inspections as well as all matters connected with advertising. Well-presented materials available on the internet and printed helped to attract many potential buyers. Professionalism, engagement and kindness of all the team members from Williams Batters contributed greatly to the final success during the auction. Mr Bill Cook, thanks to his great experience and exceptional skills, made the final success so impressive.
We would like to say thank you to all the team from Williams Batters involved in selling our flat. We would like to say thank you to Mr Ian Coutts for his fruitful cooperation, his kindness and being always ready to help. Especially we would like to say thank you to Mr Bill Cook for his dedication to all matters connected with auction, his very informative and understandable explanations and for his sense of humour. Thanking once more, we are willing to recommend Williams Batters and especially this team to everyone who would like to achieve success and to have a pleasure to work with such well experienced, professional, dedicated and kind team.

– Zbigniew and Magdalena

Dear Bill,
We thank you both for the comprehensive and professional service you have extended to us during this sale process. We took great confidence in your professional performance. We appreciated your attention to detail with your weekly reports and will be recommending you to our family and friends as reputable and professional agents to trust in the Stonnington area.

– Trish and Sue

“Your auctioneering skills really impressed me. You took a situation which could have easily ended up with a no sale …however you spun the auction on its head and obtained an incredible result. I bought the property in 1994 from Williams, I rented it for 8/9 years with Williams and I sold it via Williams. Thank you for a good ten years!”

– Anthony Meleca

“I would have no hesitation in recommending your company to any friends and business acquaintances”

– Bill Oldjohn

“I write to thank you and your colleagues for the outcomes achieved in selling our two units. We congratulate you on that and also on your professionalism and that of your colleagues at every stage off the process. We would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Williams Batters to any prospective clients.”

– David Collins

Philippe Batters

“The joie de vivre that you bring to the podium is infectious and encourages the audience to bid higher”

– Amanda

“In particular Philippe’s advice on the preparation of our property and his assistance with the engagement of required contractors allowed us to comfortably meet an aggressive schedule and to present the property in the best possible light; clearly a major factor in the price we achieved.””

– Russell & Jacqui Bate

“The eventual sale price, which was well above my most optimistic estimate, is testament to the professionalism and enthusiasm of your team. I particularly appreciated the regular updates on the number of people who inspected the flat and the level of interest in the property”

– Mrs F Barrett

“Noeline and I would just like to thank you all for the excellent result we achieved on the sale of our Grandmothers home in South Yarra. Your professionalism and attention to detail was very comforting in what was a fairly difficult situation.We would not hesitate in recommending you to anyone who is looking to acquire property in South Yarra and if we are ever in the fortunate position to do the same ,we would not hesitate in contacting you. Once again, thank you all”

– George and Noeline Koutsouvelis

Dear Phil,
Thanks very much for a very good and professional job in selling the above. it was a very good result in my view and both Rob and I were impressed with the professionalism of you and your team.

– Murray Kellam

“I should say agree 100% with Murray’s email to you yesterday morning. It was an excellent result and it was all managed in such a good and professional way by your office. As we were walking away talking after the auction Murray and I were saying to each other if we had not had your help with organising the trademen and the like we would probably still have been trying to get the work finished”

– Robert Davey

Leasing Department

“I just wanted to drop you a line thanking you for your advice and assistance in regard to my Claremont property. You put me on a path with a plan which eased my mind considerably. I have felt in good hands with Ashton and as you would be aware, they were most successful in securing a suitable tenant recently”

– Susan Jeffries

Ian Coutts

“We wanted to thank you again for helping us achieve a fantastic result at our auction last weekend. The whole process went so smoothly and your advice was invaluable.
In particular, we wanted to thank you, Ian, for all your hard work. We appreciated your willingness to help and the friendly manner in which you handled the tasks and our questions. We were impressed with the time and effort you took to follow up and engage with the prospective bidders. In the end, this really paid off for us, so we can’t thank you enough.
Finally, please pass on our thanks to Bill Cook and all the team who helped support us on auction day. It was a great team effort. With best wishes,”

– Sue and Roger McKinnon

“Ian I wanted to thank you for the excellent job you did with the sale of our home at 694 Burwood Road, Hawthorn East. Your professional, yet down to earth assistance throughout was greatly appreciated and your friendly helpful manner overall is a credit to the profession. No stone was left unturned and the attention to detail was impeccable throughout the entire campaign.
We especially appreciated the extras (for example organising those paint quotes, dealing with the insurance companies and even the extent you went to maximise our properties marketing). Those little extras along with your outstanding communication and helpful direction guided us through the whole process with confidence.”
Thank you again and we will always recommend your services in the future.

– Ben and Nicola Brown

Hi Ian,
This letter of thanks for a great job selling our Toorak unit very quickly within a few months and before Christmas was really appreciated,
I thought we should write this letter of recommendation for your use to show other potential customers.
We were very impressed at the level of courtesy and open communications that were transparent to the point where we felt strongly we could make suggestions knowing that any and all matters raised were acted on in a speedy and very business like manner always coming to an amicable solution.
So please accept our heartfelt appreciation for a quick sale which reduced our stress and increased our peace of mind that everything would turn out for the best.
Today is settlement day and everything went very well so we thank William Batters Real Estate an for their professional approach.

– David and Robyn Kimpton

Joshua Ling

To Whom it may Concern:
I recently sold an apartment on St Kilda Road, Melbourne through Williams Batters in South Yarra and I must say it was a great experience due, in no small part, to the excellent service provided by Joshua Ling.
The appraisal was timely, accurate (which was a pleasant change) and provided lots of relevant market information to support it.
From day one, Joshua hit the ground running with a program of regular open for inspections, letterbox drops, contacting potential buyers from his network and he provided constant feedback throughout the entire campaign (which was also a pleasant change).
I would certainly recommend both Joshua Ling of Williams Batters to anybody considering buying or selling a property.

– Wayne McDermott

Suri Phak-Uthai

“Suri from Williams Batters rented our apartment after just three days of internet advertising, one open for inspection and for $20 more per week that we were asking. Our tenants have been in place for almost three years now and the service I have received from Williams Batters has been impeccable. Our Property Manager Eimear is excellent and nothing is ever too much trouble”

– Simone Cassar

“Thanks so much again – I cannot thank yourself and Ashton enough with everything. We cannot speak highly enough of William Batters team and have passed on my high recommendations to our neighbours in our complex for any possible future real estate matters.”

– Caroline Hall

Just wanted to say; you have done an awesome job since day one every time I needed help! Just wanted to let u know its really appreciated!
– Marc D Dasan

Just a quick note to let you know how impressed I’ve been with Suri. His service has been outstanding and I’m very appreciative of his dedication which has been above and beyond.
– Michael Cosgrove

“We would like you to pass on our thanks to your employee,  Suri for us. We recently moved to Melbourne from Brisbane and were in search for a property to rent. We were living in temporary accommodation and needing to find a long term rental that could accommodate myself, husband, daughter and our pet dog. As I had already started work, my husband had to do most of the searching and inspections. We had dealt with many realeastates and their agents. We found Suri to be extremely helpful and professional. He showed that he really cared about us finding appropriate accommodation for our needs. He showed my husband several appropriate properties and kept close contact with us during our application process for the rental that we had decided on. We feel that Suri should be commended for his excellent work in helping us find our rental property. He kept the process smooth and easy and we really appreciate his assistance. He definitely made our move to Melbourne a enjoyable experience.

We have been meaning to commend Suri for his efforts since we signed our contract and apologise for the delay. I recently bumped into Suri the other day and his friendly greeting and pleasant nature reminded me to send this “thank you “.  Thank you Ashton for passing on our thanks to Suri for us and for managing such a professional team. We love our rental property and its location and thank Suri largely for this.”

– Kathryn Morgan

Vlad Vodovoz

“You are the best agent I have ever had the pleasure in dealing with, you call me back and actually listen and believe you me that is a rare quality in agents that I have come across in my time.”

– Cheri McConnell

Toby Yates

“Toby handled the sale of our property with exceptional expertise. Although only recently joining William Batters, Toby has extensive knowledge of the South Yarra market and he quickly identified the best clients to inspect our apartment. His professionalism, enthusiasm and friendly manner made the sale process relatively pain free. Toby is passionate about the property industry and will work tirelessly and diligently to achieve the results required. He is honest, respectful and reliable and we would have no hesitation in recommending Toby to market and sell your home.”
– John and Susie Roach

“Hi Toby, Ben and I just wanted to thank you very much for all your help with the purchase of 9/55 Davis Avenue, South Yarra. You absolutely nailed our brief! We appreciated you keeping the process moving so quickly and seamlessly to the point where everything had been organised one week after the initial viewing of the property. Timekeeping and ringing when you say you are going to ring people may seem a little bit old fashioned these days. However we think it is the sign of professionalism, courtesy and good manners and we certainly welcomed this attitude from yourself. We understand that your role is there to represent the vendor and you did this very well. However you managed never to let us feel this in the process – your research and prompt replies to queries was appreciated.”
– Regards, Ben and Liz