The house we were selling was in a difficult location, but both Peter and Janet were confident we could sell at a good price. They both put a lot of effort into selling the property and kept us informed at all stages. They are very professional and really know the business, but managed to maintain a personal touch throughout. We were very grateful for their help and advice and the house was sold successfully.
Sue & Barry Stewart
Peter and Janet were aware of potential buyers and moved quickly to interest them in our property. They were decisive in the sale process and secured a sale at the price we requested within 10 days of our property's listing. Their market advice was invaluable in setting a realistic price for the property and we consider this played a major part in us being able to sell the property so quickly.
Ron & Robyn Perry
Peter sold our property quickly (within days of it going on the market) and kept us informed throughout the process. He impressed us from the start with his professionalism and knowledge, and communication was excellent. Peter responded promptly to our enquiries whatever the time or day and we always had confidence in the way he was handling the process, while Janet gave us valuable presentational advice and assistance. I have no hesitation recommending Peter Cooke to anybody looking to sell their property quickly and for a good price.
First class service
Peter was a pleasure to deal with: professional, courteous & prompt with responses to our questions & requests. He kept his client's best interests at heart but was never combative with us. Peter quickly understood our circumstances, & achieved the perfect result of 'happy buyer + happy seller'.
Thomas Davey & Brad Bowden
A pleasure to deal with
From the first meeting I knew I was in the right place. Peter & Janet Cooke are professionals, caring and so easy to work with. They helped me navigate a couple of difficult obstacles I had come across. Working mainly with Janet it was wonderful to know Peter was right behind us. He was my guarding angel watching over us all the way, always at hand with solutions and advice. Husband and wife they work beautifully together. Janet called many times to check all was OK both before and after sale. As realtors go they are the best and as this was my 3rd sale I know I had the best this time around.
And they got me the most amazing sale price . Five stars is not enough for this couple.
Peter’s knowledge of the market trends in this area resulted in advising and setting the realistic asking price we were happy with. Janet’s experience in presentation was to say the least, beyond compare. The presentation and comments about our property were accurate and provided prospective buyers a full picture. Peter’s skills in this highly competitive business resulted with our property being sold within 7 weeks. We cannot recommend Peter and Janet Cooke highly enough and would be happy to discuss this recommendation with prospective clients to the realestate market.
Rob & Jan McIntyre
Peter Cooke from Richardson & Wrench, Armidale, successfully negotiated my purchase in Armidale in March 2018. From my first contact until settlement, Peter was professional, extremely knowledgeable, helpful & witty. He is also a consumate gentleman. I have had experience with quite a few agents - Peter tops them all. I can not recommend Peter highly enough. Do yourself a favour - seek him out!
Peter Cooke's Brilliance
Facing the daunting task of purchasing a home by myself for the first time in my life, I met Janet at an open house of what turned out to be my new home. Janet Cooke is a person whom you know at first meeting is one of warmth and genuineness, and a pleasure to deal with.
Once I had decided I would like to try and purchase this home, Peter Cooke guided me through the purchase with patience, professionalism and understanding. Although he needed to sell the home for his client at the best possible price, Peter also made me feel that he was concerned about my interests as well. There was always patience and wisdom in his advice. An experience that at first seemed overwhelming, didn’t turn out that way at all with the assistance of Peter.
I would certainly highly recommend Richardson & Wrench Armidale to anyone considering selling or buying a property through them due to their professionalism, yet at the same time, their friendliness.
Professional & Approachable
We have been blown away with the professionalism of Richardson and Wrench Armidale. From the very start their knowledge of how to market our property to our best advantage, including spectacular photography and video presentation. Their honesty is very refreshing. They achieved for us a the best possible result selling our property at the first open house. In fact in our case you can truly say that a picture is worth a thousand words. Thank you so very much Peter and team.
Colin & Julie Rushton
We have always been impressed by Janet and Peter’s approach. Their integrity and knowledge, together with their friendly, helpful and professional advice really set them apart. Not only did they secure an excellent price, but they made the whole process of selling our family home far less stressful than we had anticipated. Janet’s amazing attention to detail and honest and trustworthy guidance from photographer to removalist has been greatly valued.
Kathy & Robin
Integrity & knowledge
R & W Armidale are the most accomplished, ethical and professional real estate agency with whom we have had business in many years of real estate transactions across Australia. With R & W Armidale, “working for you” is not the empty platitude that so many vendors hear from prospective selling agents. Time and time again we were impressed with their attention to the detail in seeking an outcome consistent with our expectations.
R & W Armidale demonstrated an exceptionally insightful understanding of the demographic and priorities of potential buyers. They were therefore able to recommend a market price that they could, and did, defend in the context of a “buyers market”. Prior to listing our property, we were given carefully considered counsel by R & W Armidale which later became clear to have been sound advice.
At all times in our dealing with R & W Armidale we were accorded the utmost respect and our discussions were always friendly. During the marketing period, R & W Armidale demonstrated exceptional skill in dealing with a range of tricky negotiating situations while at all times keeping all parties completely informed and remaining true to their ethical ethos. We recommend R & W Armidale to all vendors without hesitation.
Dr Graham Watson
Accomplished, ethical and professional
We needed to sell our house in Armidale. It was in a very attractive area and had many excellent features. Yet over three months we had, despite visitors, no offers- not even a nibble.
A close friend strongly urged several times that we change agents and ask Peter and Janet Cooke of Richardson and Wrench to sell it. We resisted this for some time as we had always had a good relationship with our agent and hesitated to give offence. Anyway, perhaps no one was buying at that time.
Finally we asked Peter and Janet to take us on. They got down to business straight away. After a detailed, considered and sensible valuation from Peter, we had a truly dynamic publicity campaign with some excellent professionally executed photos. Suddenly there was a dramatic increase in interested visitors and for the first time we had some offers.
The Cookes clearly had valuable and interested clients and not just in Armidale. Within a relatively short time the house was sold at the previously agreed valuation price.
I cannot emphasize enough how impressed we were with the care, energy and advice that Janet and Peter displayed. They were in constant contact with us regarding developments - always keeping our expectations realistic and never hesitating to give advice about the house’s appearance where necessary.
They are very experienced, innovative and good with public relations.
A quite excellent team producing an excellent result.
Chris & Judith Ross-Smith
Care, energy and advice
“As a first home buyer, I found Peter’s professionalism, sincerity, and forthright nature to be very helpful and reassuring. My partner, who had bought property before, also found Peter to be honest and good to deal with. The property only took one month to sell which is testament to the marketing prowess of Richardson and Wrench Armidale!”
Helpful & reassuring
“We chose to list our property For Sale with R&W Armidale as Peter was very open and honest about our property. He was able to meet all our marketing requests and communication with him was easy despite not living locally – Peter responded to our inquiries and emails immediately and was always professional and courteous. Because of Peter’s frankness with us we trusted him throughout the entire process and would certainly use Richardson and Wrench Armidale again.”
Open & honest
“One of the biggest barriers to any local sporting team is finding money to pay for uniforms, club fees, child care, and travel. Thanks to sponsors such as Richardson and Wrench Armidale, local sporting teams such as the Armidale Rams can continue to thrive and flourish!”
“When it was time to sell our property, we looked no further than Richardson and Wrench Armidale and we were not disappointed! Peter and Janet were very friendly and made us feel like we were engaged in a partnership, where we had input into every decision that was made when marketing our property.”
Look no further
“If you’re looking to buy or sell a prestigious or heritage property, be sure to look at Richardson and Wrench Armidale first! They are known to have expertise in this type of property and the way they marketed and sold my property is testament to that. Peter and Janet’s attention to detail and professionalism are sure to get you results! If I ever choose to buy or sell another house I will go through Peter and Janet without hesitation!”
Expertise in heritage property
“Peter and Janet were really accommodating and went out of their way to help us throughout the sale process, which was fantastic considering there were three parties purchasing the property! They were very flexible and Peter was able to meet us after hours to show us through the property and sort out the purchase”.
Flexible & Accommodating
“Janet and Peter were friendly, efficient and full of integrity. They were very good with communication and were never pushy with us or any prospective purchaser. We achieved the sale price we were hoping for, and should we decide to list another property we would not hesitate to list with Richardson and Wrench Armidale!”
Full of integrity
“Thank you for all your efforts in relation to selling our property in Lonsdale Street. We appreciated the fact you always returned our calls- even though our house was on the market over the busy Christmas holiday period. Your advice relating to the renovations we should undertake on our property was greatly valued! Janet and Peter you are both lovely and good people and you clearly know the real estate industry extremely well. We were particularly heartened by the fact our house sold within 10 days.”
Sold in 10 days
“Although I was living in Sydney and buying a property in Armidale, the process was made easy by buying through R&W. Peter was easy to get hold of and would always get straight back to you. While looking through properties, Peter was helpful but not pushy, making the process pressure-free.”
Process made easy
Dear Peter & Janet
Thank you so much for selling our home. It was not an easy one to sell being an Armidale Blue Brick and part of Armidale's heritage.
Janet, you made yourself available in person and by phone almost 24/7 which no other agent would consider doing. There were some trying and frustrating times.
We would like you to know how much you were appreciated. You both take pride in your profession and give advice and recommendations when needed. Your dedication is to be envied by all other agents. We came to be a family.
Janet, you are a gem.
Anyone who wants to sell their home could look no further than Richardson & Wrench. We highly recommend them for their honesty, integrity and trustworthiness.
Les & Ann Sinclair
We would like to thank Peter and all his staff for their help in the sale of our property.
We have been buying and selling properties for many years and this is the first time we have been kept informed about what was going on during the sale period.
This information was found to be valuable for us , as Peter was contacting us with their every move.
Peter and his staff at Richardson & Wrench come with the highest recommendation we can give.
William & Rosemary Porter.
Young Life would like to thank Richardson and Wrench Armidale for helping us to find the perfect new home for our work in the community. They understood our needs and found us the ideal location. It will enable our organisation to flourish into the future. The Team at R&W walked with us through a long negotiation and we couldn't be happier with the outcome. Thank you to Peter and Janet Cooke and the rest of the team at R&W.
Brendan Hatte Young Life New England Regional Manager
Understood our needs
We have known the staff at Richardson & Wrench for a number of years now. My wife and I first came to know them through the purchase an investment property in Armidale. Our experience with Peter and Janet Cooke has been wonderful. They were very focused on our needs and were mindful of both our financial requirements and property aspirations.
As we build on our professional relationship and friendship, I have learnt a lot about what is important to Peter and Janet. I appreciate their integrity, which I value highly. My wife and I are always confident to accept any advice they offer, which is not only sensitive to our needs but also well informed and dependable. They are amazing in helping us build our property portfolio by knowing their market and our specific requirements.
I cannot speak highly enough of Peter & Janet along with the amazing team at Richardson & Wrench Armidale.
Wayne & Hazel Parker
Knowledge & Integrity
I warmly recommend the team at Richardson & Wrench Armidale if you are either buying or selling in the region. They were both professional and energetic in pursuing options and suggesting the best solutions for the successful sale of my property.
Professional & Energetic
We are so happy that we asked you to act for us. Thank you for your care and kindness in your professional capacity.
We have worded the testimonial as follows: Exceptional marketing, wise and caring advice and wonderful service. We could not have asked for better.
Fran and David Newling
Exceptional marketing, caring advice
We are delighted with our experience with Richardson and Wrench. Peter and Janet were helpful, realistic and highly professional. Our house was not an easy one to put a price on and their research was thorough and promptly presented, which resulted in the house selling quickly and with no problems or issues. We would highly recommend the team at Richardson and Wrench to anyone looking to list a house.
Coenraad and Lesley Mouton
Realistic & highly professional
To Dear Peter – you treated me like a person from Day 1. With competence, respect and quiet humour you patiently answered my (many) questions and offered me frank, fearless and well-informed advice throughout the sale of my home.
To Dear Janet – talk about going the extra mile!! You turned my home into a palace and to that effect even went so far as putting your own hand-made quilts, (and your son’s teddy bears) on my beds. Wow!!
Why would I recommend R and W Armidale to my friends and family? The answer is simple, outstanding service. Selling my home was most definitely a team effort. How fortunate I am to have had such a warm and competent team of people looking after my interests!!
We would like to thank Richardson and Wrench for their great work on the sale of our house.
Once we made the decision to switch to R &W we were certain we had made a good decision. Their professional touch and attitude was clearly going to give us a winning edge, and two weeks later the house was sold!
The lesson for other sellers, who feel their first choice of agent may not be the best, is change!
We couldn't have been happier with our result and with the professionalism of R&W.
So a heartfelt thank you must go to Peter, Janet and staff for their efforts.
Jen & Ronnie
New agent, great results
Richardson and Wrench Armidale recently sold my property. Not an easy one to sell, this property is unusual, gorgeous, but not for the faint hearted buyer!
I have never before encountered the like of Janet and Peter and I have dealt with many a real estate agent in my past.
Janet and Peter inspire trust, they are open and generous with their advice and recommendations.
They take justifiable pride in their profession and their professionalism. They are realistic in their valuations, they ensure that any potential buyer has been properly credentialed.
Richardson and Wrench's other great strength is their personal approach, they seek and attain an understanding of their client and the clients needs. They have a personal and genuine interest in achieving the best outcomes for all parties.
They are great people, displaying in all their dealings a great level of honesty and integrity, they are to be trusted. And as for Tiffany, what can I say, what a women!
I cannot recommend Richardson and Wrench Armidale highly enough.
Open & generous
A sincere thank you to all the Armidale Richardson & Wrench sales team for seeing us through to the settlement of our property sale. For various reasons the sale process was somewhat protracted, but R&W showed tenacity, perseverance and dedication throughout - providing helpful professional advice, diligent marketing, and personalised service. At the same time, our own wishes, needs and options were always treated with due respect and agreed changes in strategy always effected without delay. We would recommend Armidale's R&W Agency to any vendor seeking a readily accessible, diligent and trustworthy real estate sales team.
Readily accessible, diligent and trustworthy
Peter and Janet and their team at R & W approached the sale of our home with admirable professionalism. We were impressed at their marketing approach, they kept us informed throughout, the property sold quickly and we were very happy with the price obtained. Peter and Janet had a very sensitive understanding of our needs as well as the needs of the purchaser. As vendors we quickly formed a very positive and comfortable relationship with the agents and, at all times, felt they were working in our interests. All of our expectations were met. We have no hesitation in recommending Peter and Janet to others.
Ann and John Maurer
Having recently decided to relocate overseas we faced the daunting task of selling our house from abroad. Much to our relief we had engaged Peter and Janet at R&W as our agents.
Throughout the process we were constantly impressed by the level of integrity, professionalism and compassion that resounded from the whole R&W team. Peter’s knowledge of the local market, Janet’s attention to detail in the presentation of the property and the collective importance that R&W place on the client-agent relationship were second to none. By placing total faith in Peter and Janet we were rewarded with them finding us short-term tenants, who as it turned out were awaiting settlement on another R&W property as they too were relocating. The mutual benefit that was brought to both parties by the R&W team stands as further testament to the exemplary level of service extended to all of R&W’s clients, buyers or sellers alike.
Reflecting upon our experience the decision to engage R&W was one of the wisest we have ever made. The team are consummate professionals who provide a uniquely personalised and assuring service that extends well beyond the norm. We have no hesitations in recommending R&W to anyone wishing to buy or sell in Armidale, particularly if you are seeking an agent who is not only caring and involved but also has your best interests at heart.
Many thanks for everything.
Chris and Lizi