Testimonials

  • 16/12 Mayers Street, MANUNDA

    I highly recommend Andrew (Thornton, Elite Cairns) to anyone planning to sell in the Cairns Region. He is professional, friendly, honest and knowledgeable. Andrew always kept the lines of communication open and always called when he said he would. I had previously listed my property with another agent who only gained 1 offer in over 12 months - Andrew had my first offer in writing within 2 business days of placing my property on the market. I felt Andrew went above and beyond to make my selling experience painless and even enjoyable. Were I ever to sell again I would definitely want Andrew as my agent again!

    Sascha Nicol

  • 7/284 Lake Street, CAIRNS NORTH

    Thank you for your assistance with the sale of my unit. In the end it was a fair price given the general state of the complex and similar property prices in the area. I found you at all times courteous and friendly and easy to work with. I also felt confident you were being zealous in following up any interest and opportunities. I wish you all the best for the future, and happily recommend your services to any future client.

    Marian King

  • 111 Gamburra Drive, REDLYNCH

    We would like to take the opportunity to thank you for the excellent job you did and for making the experience of selling our property through Elite Real Estate a pleasurable one. From the start you made us feel at ease & kept us informed through every step. We found you to be very informative, honest, polite and full of so much positive energy. What I perceived to be a daunting and difficult process, turned out to be pleasantly easy, and nothing was too much trouble especially grateful to you for coming over in the evenings to have the contracts signed and exchanged. Our home was marketed well and beautifully photographed, thanks to you having been in this area for a long time and having an existing list of potential buyers, resulted in an amazing amount of visitors for our open homes. A great delight to top the market in our area. When we are in the market to sell next or buy real estate you will be our first port of call.

    Jane and Andrew Jehne

  • 64-66 Hickey Close, Gordonvale

    My partner and I had found a block of land which we liked, we contacted Pino the selling agent and found it had been sold. We asked Pino if he would enquire about the block next door which we had looked at seven years prior to see if the owner was willing to sell. Pino went to task, found the owner, negotiated a fair market price and we purchased the block by the end of the week. We then needed to sell our home which had been unsuccessfully listed with other agents in the past. Pino advised us of the market value and we worked with him to prepare the home before presenting it to the market. With Pino’s endless tenacity and determination we had a contract within 3 weeks. If you want an agent who is going to work hard for you, not waste your advertising money and strategically place your home on the market to maximise exposure and minimise the amount of the time on the market – call Pino.

    Noeleen Parsons

  • 147 Fitzmaurice Drive, Bentley Park

    Considering we have never actually met you (Andrew), we both feel that we know you and you know us really well. From our first call, that was returned to me after leaving a message for this real estate agent that I didn't know, after hours at 8pm in the evening, I knew that you were a keeper. You have been completely attentive during all aspects of our sale and always gone the extra mile even if you didn't have to. I think sitting at our property for two hours on a hot, Cairns Sunday afternoon filling up a dehydrated pool probably tipped the scales to super agent. You have NEVER not returned our calls, always kept us up to date and we have always felt that our best interests are your priority. I would have absolutely no hesitation on recommending Andrew to anyone and more than happy for any of your potential sellers to contact me should the need arise. Elite should be proud to have such a wonderful sales person on their team and we both wish you the very best moving on and upwards in your career.

    Sarah and Paul Galton

  • 19 Narabeen Street, KEWARRA BEACH

    Being the first time I had bought a property as a single mother, I found Carol to be very patient and generous with her time. Nothing was too much trouble for her and she went above and beyond to ensure the whole process went smoothly and stress free, even leaving a present for my daughter in the house on the day of settlement. I would have no hesitation in recommending Carol and when it comes time to sell my property, I will be contacting her directly.

    D Plunkett

  • 51 Bilgola Drive, Kewarra Beach

    We found Carol to be very professional and organised, she had some great marketing strategies and was also very open to our ideas and suggestions. She kept us up to date with the progress of our marketing and subsequent sale of the property. We would highly recommend Carol Thomas and Elite Real Estate.

    Sophie Bishop

  • 20 Lesley Street, Smithfield

    Very happy with all the attention and interest showed during the selling of my house. Every step and process of the sale was explained in detail and I was given feedback after every inspection and open house. A contract was signed after only a few days! I would be very happy to recommend Carol to anyone contemplating selling their property. Job well done! A big thank you.

    Wendy Levrier

  • 16 Howie Close, Kewarra Beach

    We were very pleased with Carol and the work she did in selling our house. She offered us honest and useful advice about the property market. She was professional and well organised at all times. Carol was constantly in contact with us and kept us up to date with any changes. She helped make the process of selling our house as easy and stress free as possible. I would have no hesitation in recommending Carol to friends and colleagues.

    Rowena Van den Driesen

  • 20 Bena Street, Smithfield

    Both John and myself would like to express our many thanks for your assistance to us for the recent sale of our property in Cairns. Your continued advice re: marketing strategies, your weekly updates with statistics for both our property and current market trends, your availability at all times to answer all our queries and your continual persistence in chasing every lead to get a sale for us, this has all been very much appreciated. We always felt that you had our best interests at heart and as we reside in Brisbane it was great to have an agent that we felt comfortable with and who engendered our complete trust. We would be very pleased to be able to recommend your agency and in particular yourself to anyone who is looking to sell their property. Once again very many thanks for all your efforts.

    John and Shirley Mowatt

  • 422 Kamerunga Road, REDLYNCH

    I had the pleasure of Real Estate Agent Zoe Wicks from Elite Real Estate, sell a property for me in April, 2015. I found the Elite team were fantastic to deal with, always punctual, reliable and excellent communicators. Nothing was ever too much trouble for Zoe, she always greeted myself and perspective purchasers in a very happy and professional manner. I found Zoe to be friendly and well organized, had great marketing strategies and achieved really good results. Zoe’s retention of information from viewers at open houses was first class and always articulated well. I would highly recommend Zoe to anyone who is looking at selling their property.

    Jan and Garry Tenni

  • 19 Mia Street, KEWARRA BEACH

    My husband and I were very impressed with Carol Thomas and would like to share our feedback.. I have dealt with other realtors here in Cairns and none have shown me the professionalism that Carol has offered us, you can tell she is very passionate about her work and our needs. She is very caring in making sure everything is done in a way that your life is not being completely thrown into chaos with buyers coming through. I thought the way she bought through groups at a time was amazing and very successful, as it brings on a sense of urgency. Everything was treated with a calm, professional manner, nothing was rushed. End result was a very successful settlement with receiving our top price we asked for. I have to say if you have background and experience from a bigger city such as the professionalism you would receive in say a city such as Melbourne, then Carol Thomas is your answer...

    Sue Wilson

  • 19 Mia Street, KEWARRA BEACH

    Carol was really fantastic and probably the most genuine of all the real estate agents that I have come into contact with, she went over and beyond what is expected of an agent! Many thanks!

    Heather Tangny

  • 10/65 Vasey Esplanade, TRINITY BEACH

    Frances O’Shea was the agent acting for the vendor on a property we recently purchased in Trinity Beach. At every stage of our purchase she was proactive in resolving issues (and there were several difficult ones) to bring about a successful sale. Her honesty, integrity and helpfulness to us was exemplary and refreshing. Her efforts went well above and beyond our expectations and our previous experience of any real estate agent we have dealt with in the past. Truly wonderful, thank you so much Fran!

    Peter Foley

  • 7 Isaac Smith Close, KEWARRA BEACH

    Having made the decision to work with Carol Thomas and put our home on the market with Elite, we were totally amazed to have an offer in five days – and a very good offer at that. Her attention to detail, planning and timing is unfaultable. Carol has the perfect attitude for a Real Estate Agent. She is friendly but still professional, helpful but not pushy and above all a nice lady. Monique is her super assistant who ties up any loose ends and there are usually some of those! It is always a bit stressful going through the process of buying and selling but I would have no hesitation in recommending Carol at Elite to anyone considering making the move as she has a great team who see you through the whole process. A big THANK YOU to Elite.

    Carleene Halsey

  • 380/2-8 Rigg Street, WOREE

    Elite Real Estate was recommended to me by a friend when I was looking for an agent to sell my property and I'm so happy I chose them. The staff have all been extremely friendly, polite and professional. I have been updated promptly with everything as it was happening. They always asked if I had further queries. They paid attention to every detail meticulously. I would recommend them to anyone wanting to buy, sell or rent property in the Cairns area.

    Lindy Stratford

  • 18 Heysen Close, REDLYNCH

    When I decided to sell my home I knew there would be plenty of agents “come knocking” to be my selling agent. So when Zoe Wicks from Elite called me I was impressed on what she had to say. Zoe was very professional, approachable, very well organised and also helpful to all my questions. Her marketing strategy was fantastic and she kept me up to date at all times throughout the whole selling process. This showed in her first class knowledge on the property market. I really appreciated Zoe’s feedback which made the whole process stress free. She was attentive to all my needs and I would recommend Zoe Wicks to anyone thinking of selling their home.

    Lindsay Russell

  • 7 Starr Close, BENTLEY PARK

    Zoe went totally above and beyond to not only sell our property but also to make sure it was ready for sale. As absentee owners we had very limited ability to prepare our property to the standards we wanted. Zoe took all the stress out of this process and was very professional and efficient. She has excellent communication and organisational skills and we were very happy to be in her very capable hands. We achieved a lot even before the property was on the market! Zoe's marketing strategy, marketplace exposure, property presentation and vendor representation were all of an extremely high standard. Her dealings with us were always timely, punctual and informative. We cannot speak highly enough of Zoe as a Sales Agent and are very grateful for all her hard work in delivering us our contract of sale. What a thoroughly proficient person, and such a joy to work with.

    Katrina and Jamieson Worrall

  • 2 Bullrush Terrace, KEWARRA BEACH

    We were very happy with the way the property was sold and the enthusiasm shown by Carol and her team. We appreciated the promptness of how Carol always kept us informed on the progress during the sale of our property. We would have no hesitation in engaging Carol and her team's services again and would highly recommend them to anyone wishing to sell their property. Thank you Monique for your assistance while Carol was on holiday. We appreciate all you have done for us.

    Aileen and Maurice Bilic

  • 5 Scarborough Close, KEWARRA BEACH

    Dale and I would like to say a very big thank you to you, Carol and Monique for your professional, yet personal approach to the purchase of our first property. Being interstate the pair of you made the whole process smooth and enjoyable. Initially it was daunting and overwhelming but with your honesty, patience and attention to detail it made the whole process one we will never forget. We sincerely cannot thank you enough. You both should be very proud of your professionalism and great personal service. We will be recommending you to anyone whom asks.

    Sarah and Dale Bland

  • 146/58-62 Ardisia Street, SMITHFIELD

    We would like to express our sincere thanks for your professional experience and marketing strategies you used to sell our unit in today’s challenging market. We were happy with the achieved price and the process that was recommended to achieve a successful sale. Zoe you kept in constant contact with us during that process and helped keep it a stress free experience. It was a pleasure working with you and we would most certainly recommend you to anyone thinking of selling.

    John and Julie Lester

  • 174 Spence Street, Bungalow

    Karl and Damien were an absolute pleasure to do business with. From the onset, their professionalism and humility remained at the forefront and throughout the whole process. Karl and Damien's knowledge and contact-ability ensured a seamless process of purchasing my property and I could not recommend them and their team enough!

    E Brown

  • 2/4 Diwi Diwi Street, Manoora

    I'd like to thank Damien and Karl for their personal attention to the sale of my property. They kept me up to date on every stage of its sale. Also they were easy to access for any questions I had. I would recommend Karl and Damien to my friends at anytime. They also exceeded my expectations in regards to the sale price of my property and were very professional. Excellent service from you both.

    Ellen and Bill Ginn

  • 21/53-65 Kambara St, White Rock

    The purchase of my first home was a pleasant and smooth experience thanks to Andrew at Elite Real Estate. Andrew was at all times professional and willing with assist with any queries. Andrew was always available for inspections, phones calls and emails and kept in contact throughout the whole process. Overall, very happy with the service received and would use Elite Real Estate if I ever had to sell as their marketing and communications were pristine.

    S Kay-Spratley

  • 105/325 Coral Coast Drive, Palm Cove

    Thank you so much for helping us with the purchase of our unit on Coral Coast Drive. We are grateful for your patience during the negotiations with the vendor and for your persistance and problem solving skills in working towards a win/win/win situation for all parties concerned. Throughout our journey you have been positive and supportive and have always taken the time to answer our questions and explain the process to us. We are also grateful to you for putting us in touch with a network of professionals including Astute Finance and NQ Mobile Law Service who have been fantastic to deal with and have helped make the whole process as stress free as possible. No doubt we will see you around Palm Cove and the Coral Coast Resort area in particular, and we wish you all the very best for the future. Be assured we will happily refer your services to any of our friends who may be looking to buy a property in this area.

    Bob and Judith Cook

  • 5 Brookville Gardens, Smithfield

    We were very happy with Shira from Elite. She was both friendly and professional, she explained every step in the selling process before we listed and again throughout the sale. Shira was very open to listening to us and taking our suggestions and ideas on board and wasn’t at all pushy when it came to setting the price or negotiating the sale. We found her to be very extremely hardworking and she definitely put in 100% effort to sell our property. We would be very keen to list with Shira again in the future and recommend her to anyone looking at selling their property.

    Rhiannon Richardson

  • 9/22-24 Fairweather Street, Yorkeys Knob

    Firstly my wife and I shopped around for an Agent for several weeks to sell our unit at Yorkeys and we were very disheartened with what we had found up until we met Pino, Initially Pino presented himself impeccably, came prepared, was very approachable, listened and asked the right questions e.g 'What do you want in an agent"...this was a breath of fresh air . After we initially met Pino it was clear to us that he would be our Agent, the little touches like the courtesy text after meeting, his enthusiasm and drive and his general approach left all other candidates well out of the picture. Pino sold us on the Elite brand/package and way of doing things and we were very confident in his abilities. We have followed Pinos advice and have worked closely with him during the campaign and the whole time nothing has been put in too the too hard basket and all communication has been an ease. Our open homes have been a great success thanks to Pino's advice on presentation, signage and advertising which has led to several offers , again with Pino's advice we sorted threw all offers and didn't yealed for a price we were not happy with again displaying his patience and understandi g of our needs,helping us get what we want. All this has led to our property going under contract this week for what we want. We are extremely happy with the quality of service we received from Pino and he represents your brand very well. My wife and I are so happy with the outcome . In summary Pino is an asset to your company and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an agent.

    Shane Jacka

  • 61/223 Coral Coast Drive, Palm Cove

    Shira has restored my faith in Real Estate agents. She actually did what the other agents just promised to do. My apartment was one of many for sale in the same block and although the competition was strong Shira, through sheer hard work and tenacity, managed to get me a multiple offer situation with 3 potential buyers ensuring that I got the highest possible price and in just 4 weeks. Before Shira took on my property it had been with another agency for well over a year. Shira had brought through more potential buyers in a month than the last agency had brought through in a year. She was always available to answer questions and provide me with feedback on how each inspection had gone. Shira followed up with any potential purchasers and in the case of our buyer not just until they had signed a contract but throughout our extended settlement period. I can highly recommend Shira and will definitely use her again in any future property sales I have.

    Lisa Norman

  • 5 Scarborough Close, KEWARRA BEACH

    We would highly recommend Carol to anyone looking to sell or buy a property in the northern beaches. Carol is highly professional and personable and went to great lengths to ensure we felt supported and informed about all aspects of the sale of our property. Carol took a genuine interest in our property and was able to negotiate a great price for our home in a short period of time, which took a lot of the stress out of the transition into our next property. Unbeatable agent in the beaches!

    Trudy and David Quantrill

  • 19 Isaac Smith Close, KEWARRA BEACH

    Carol and Monique always made sure we were up to speed on any developments with the potential sale of our house. They were courteous and professional at all times and made doing business with them an absolute pleasure.

    Deanna Belbin

  • 5 Glenlea Street, Edge Hill

    I cannot express how impressed I was with the professionalism yet personal way you handled the sale of 5 Glenlea St for us. You were prepared to understand that this sale was very hard for Mum and at every turn, considered how she might feel. Yet the sale went ahead so quickly and at a far better return than we had hoped. To keep us appraised of each and every date for necessary inspections, appointments for viewing, offers from prospective buyers, and negotiations to obtain a better price, was so reassuring for us. On a personal note Zoe, I have to say I have never had such an easy experience with real estate before, and please consider this as a reference from us. Thank you so much, Zoe.

    Joyce and Lesley