Rod values the same levels of quality and professionalism that the market has come to expect from 1ST CITY Fox+Jacobson. Rod comments “It is crucial that when you are selling your property you employ an agent who is confident in their approach has an educated knowledge of the current market, strong personal results in the area and is prepared to give the owner and buyers unwavering commitment and service. Rod says the one thing that separates himself from his competitors is that he is always contactable, “I always try and answer my phone rather than letting it go to voice mail as I hear buyers and sellers complaining that their calls are not returned at all or are very late. I make a conscious effort to do this because I know it is appreciated and we are in a service industry, forget what you’ve done in the past, you’re only as good as your next listing or sale”.
As well as Rod’s skill for real estate he has been a professional golfer for 24 years having played on the Australian PGA Tour for 4 years and teaching golf for 2 years at Concord Golf Club before entering into real estate. “Even though I am still a qualified professional I don’t play tournaments anymore, these days I only play socially and am always happy to talk real estate over a game with clients that are interested in golf, in fact, I enjoy this the most and have made some really good friends”. With his high level of focus, dedication, commitment, service & enthusiasm combined with a fresh approach, if you are thinking of selling, call Rod before you choose.
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"Firstly, thank you so much for selling my property and thank you for taking away much of the stress that I've heard others experience.
I can't say that I have a very high opinion of real estate agents. But, there is always the exception that can completely change the way you think. Rod Fox & Sean Jacobson of 1st City are that exception. Within two weeks of my first conversation with Rod & Sean they had sold my property for above all our expectations which was a very nice surprise. It was simply that easy. It is a pleasure to deal with a team who do their job and do it well.
Thank you both very much."
"My husband Ron and I chose Rod as our agent as he helped us feel comfortable and reassured in what we thought would be a daunting experience. We were very impressed with Rod’s presentation, advice and his knowledge of the Eastern Suburbs market. His understanding of the nostalgia at selling our family home of 45 years was caring and considerate. Whenever we had a question, Rod was accessible and quick to respond.
Rod proved to be a diligent, professional and trustworthy agent whom I would highly recommend. When our property sold in record time prior to auction and for a price higher than we thought would be achieved, we were thrilled. Thank you once again, Rod."
Ron and Denise Kemp
"Thank you for putting me in touch with Rod. I'm sure he has told you that I have bought 58 Wilberforce Avenue. He was a pleasure to deal with and unlike most agents I have had dealings with, fair and genuine. Though his job was to achieve the best price for the vendor, I never felt any pressure as the buyer. Rod managed to arrange three private inspections for me at convenient times and never rushed me. He took all my queries to the vendor and relayed their answers in a timely manner. The whole purchasing process was seamless and painless. I am really happy with the service he provided. What a nice guy! Thanks again."
‘’Just a short note to say how happy we were with the sale of our unit. From the start of our dealings and throughout to the exchange of contracts, we found Rod to be professional, courteous and fully dedicated to our sale. His constant attention to our potential buyers and ‘follow up’ was indeed amazing, with a call to us to let us know what was happening on a twice a day basis. This insured a fast result in a situation that was far from easy, dealing with an ‘in situ’ tenant. We found that Rod, did not overestimate the value, and pointed out the highlights as well as the faults, in a fair and impartial manner. I would highly recommend Rod as a selling agent, and indeed intend to use him in any further real estate sales I make- Don’t hesitate to contact me for verification of these facts."
"On behalf of our family thank you so much for your efforts in selling our property, we really appreciate all your hard work with inspections, the huge amount of inquiries, emails and we are delighted with the price, due in no small part to your terrific marketing campaign, commitment and enthusiasm. It has been a total pleasure dealing with you and the past month has been a very enjoyable experience."
Belinda McDonald & Steven McDonald
‘’Hi Rod, I am settling in beautifully, furniture arrived this week - yeah!! You will not have any problem selling down the street. It was a pleasure dealing with you and your team. Your professionalism throughout the marketing period certainly put me at ease. You explained the advertising and marketing procedures to be able to sell my apartment. You said it would sell quickly and you were spot on. I’m very, very happy with the result, thanks again.”
‘’I am writing to thank you Rod for helping us buy our current home and at the same time manage to exchange contracts on our investment unit and previous home in Queens Park. We could not have imagined a better outcome due in no small part to your organisational skills, experience and transparency with all the different parties involved, we could not recommend you highly enough. Thank you Rod.’’
Simonne and Eric Kranz
‘’Selling your best asset can be daunting, even to the most organized professional. Having an agent that you can trust is more important and takes the stress away from the process. Rod did that for us. He always had our
Interest (Including the buyers) front of mind. I would definitely sell another house with Rod Fox.”
‘’I was very pleased indeed with the sale of my terrace house in Paddington. Rod worked hard to achieve a result that was beyond my expectations. He was resourceful, courteous, and considerate at all times. I could not have been happier with the service I received. I would recommend him with confidence to anyone interested in buying or selling property."
‘’Rod always listened to our needs and how we wanted our property to be sold. He always gave his professional advice but we made the final decision. Rod was always enthusiastic and always kept us up to date. Nothing was ever a problem and all of our calls were answered or returned. Rod was very hardworking, honest and a delight to deal with."
John and Yvette Lackey
"I can't say that I have a very high opinion of real estate agents. But, there is always the exception to the rule that can completely change the way you think. Rod Fox of 1st City is that exception. Within two weeks of my first conversation with Rod, I had a sold property at a great price. It was simply that easy. It is a pleasure to deal with someone who does their job and does it well."
A brief email to say thank you for arranging the sale/purchase of our new home.
You acted at all times with the utmost professionalism and you were very open with us about how you were committed to looking after the interests of your vendor to the best of your ability.
From the first inspection you encouraged us to keep the lines of communication open and we felt comfortable in dealing with you.
Real Estate agents often get a lot of criticism (and sometimes rightly so).
However in our dealings with this purchase you have represented yourself and 1st City Real Estate with distinction.
Myrto and I have now known Rod for about 10 years, since he sold us our house in Wellington Street, Bondi. Since then we have had several dealings with him on a professional level, the latest being the sale of the same house he sold us 10 years ago. During our professional dealings we have always found him to be upfront and honest, working his hardest on our behalf. What we really like about Rod is that he tells it like it is, allowing us to make informed choices about our property dealings. He has always kept us up to date on a day-to-day basis helping us gauge our best options and has been responsive and understanding of our needs. He helped us find good tradesmen to get our property ready for sale, often at short notice, and organised a timetable that suited us.
Even more importantly, we feel Rod has been a good friend to us even when we didn’t have prop-erty to buy or sell. We have chatted frequently over the years and he has always found time to take our calls. He has given us reliable updates on what is happening in the Eastern Suburbs property market and also helped us organise our house for rental even though there was no benefit to him-self. We highly recommend Rod as a safe pair of hands and a tireless workers to anyone who is selling a property.
Chris Rands & Myrto Schaefer - 77 Wellington Street, Bondi Beach
To whomever, this may concern,
In April of this year, I engaged Rod Fox from 1st City to sell my house in Rose Bay.
Rod Fox was nothing short of excellent in all areas of this transaction. He was open and honest throughout and had my best interests in mind at all times. Rod also showed an impressive bond and professionalism when dealing with prospective buyers.
I would HIGHLY recommend that you seriously consider Rod for your sale in Rose Bay. From my experience, he was sensational and I would be happy to discuss directly with you at any time.
I would like to congratulate you and your team for the wonderful job done and the very quick sale of our apartment in Rose Bay.
As you know, I am not easy to convince, but I must admit that after having met three other real estate agents, I had got the feeling you could make it more professionally and at a better final price than the others.
I know that it was not so easy for you, as we were in France at the time of sale and the Covid crisis started during the period we have signed your exclusive agreement.
But you have really surprised me and the final price you have reached was above our expectation.
So I wanted to thank you very much for the way you lead this mission, your smart advice (price, strategy, communication, solicitor, etc.) and the very good result you’ve achieved.
If the opportunity comes, you can be sure I will recommend you personally to my friends who are thinking of selling their property in Sydney.