Testimonials

Commitment to your best interests

Buying or selling real estate requires at its core a remarkable level of trust and integrity by one's clients; these are qualities which John is known for by all who have dealt with him on a professional as well as a personal level. [...]

Buying or selling real estate requires at its core a remarkable level of trust and integrity by one’s clients; these are qualities which John is known for by all who have dealt with him on a professional as well as a personal level. He is the first one I go to for business advice and services. John’s commitment is to first and foremost assure his clients that their best interests are served. I couldn’t recommend him more highly.


Shana Bellin, Owner Corporate Crossroads

Quick responses and great tenant choices

John Gavagna managed my Brookvale unit for three years before I moved into it and while as a first-time owner I was initially hesitant to pay an agent for something I could conceivably do myself, I have not regretted my choice. [...]

John Gavagna managed my Brookvale unit for three years before I moved into it and while as a first-time owner I was initially hesitant to pay an agent for something I could conceivably do myself, I have not regretted my choice. I appreciate John’s unobtrusive efficiency and effectiveness and it was a relief to have one less thing to worry about, knowing that John was there to take care of things. I especially appreciated his choices of good, responsible tenants which he seems to have a real knack for doing, as well as his quick response times whenever I contacted him. I have no hesitation recommending John and if I move out, I expect to be asking him to manage my property again.


MJ, Brookvale

Put in considerable time and effort for us

I have known John for 10 years having a business in the same building. We had no hesitation in commissioning John as the agent for selling our house in Avalon Beach.  It was at the peak of the property boom when we were being chased by agents that we asked John for a proposal. [...]

I have known John for 10 years having a business in the same building. We had no hesitation in commissioning John as the agent for selling our house in Avalon Beach.  It was at the peak of the property boom when we were being chased by agents that we asked John for a proposal. He detailed his marketing strategy on how we’d get a high, but realistic price which impressed us. When the boil started coming off the market John recommended we stay with our price and marketing strategy, and he put in considerable time and effort to meet our goals. This resulted in achieving the price we required. John has been totally professional. I’d have no hesitation in recommending him to act as the agent for selling a property.


Geoff Minter, Managing Director The Minter Group 

Gives me total confidence

John Gavagna has been managing my investment property for many, many years. He is meticulous in his investigation and selection of tenants, takes full responsibility for maintenance and repairs [...]

John Gavagna has been managing my investment property for many, many years. He is meticulous in his investigation and selection of tenants, takes full responsibility for maintenance and repairs, and employs the best people to carry out any work. His regular inspection reports with supporting photos give me total confidence that my property is well looked after and in good order. Rent payment always arrives on time. If you need an agent who you can trust, and is totally honest, be it for rentals or sales, I would certainly recommend John – he gets the right results!


Ray Prideaux, Manly

Sensitivity, knowledge and very good advice

My husband, Geoff Minter, and I appointed John Gavagna from Residential Properties in Mona Vale as our agent to sell our home of 40 years in Park Avenue, Avalon. [...]

My husband, Geoff Minter, and I appointed John Gavagna from Residential Properties in Mona Vale as our agent to sell our home of 40 years in Park Avenue, Avalon. I was very impressed and personally touched at his sensitivity in our very difficult decision to sell our beloved home.  He listened to our stories of how we’d brought up 4 daughters in it and all the processes we’d gone through in renovations and beautifying it.  He was warm and sympathetic when I cried and talked about his family going through the same thing after so many years.  He gave some very good advice based on being a natural psychologist. He also showed his expertise and knowledge in selling such a home and proved to be the right person.  He remained sensitive through the whole process recognising my emotions and our children’s difficulties at giving up their childhood home. John is a lawyer and has all the knowledge required and was able to recommend all the appropriate people to provide compliance certificates, etc.  He was always available and would answer phone calls and emails without us having to chase him up.  This is so important for people learning all the new processes of a house sale.  He certainly made the whole process smoother than I was expecting. Ours was an older-style home that needed obvious repairs and modernising but he was able to get us the price we needed even through a cooling market. I would highly recommend John to sell a home.


Annette Minter, Avalon

Professional and diligent

In 2005 I first engaged John to be my managing agent for my apartment in Manly when I moved to the city, and continuing on when I moved to the USA. For what is now over twelve years [...]

In 2005 I first engaged John to be my managing agent for my apartment in Manly when I moved to the city, and continuing on when I moved to the USA. For what is now over twelve years John has been a professional, diligent and expert handler of all the issues that come with managing a property. He finds and manages the tenants, effects repairs and generally keeps the amount of time I have to spend on owning this apartment to an absolute minimum. I definitely would recommend John to any prospective apartment owners.


Simon Ferns, Senior Vice President Talent Intelligence, Chicago

Exceptionally good bloke

I have always found John to be honest, reliable and completely trustworthy. He is also an exceptionally good bloke. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending him. 

I have always found John to be honest, reliable and completely trustworthy. He is also an exceptionally good bloke. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending him.


John Toohey, Bilgola Beach

Trustworthy and reliable

John Gavagna has managed a number of properties on my behalf. I consider him to be a person of high integrity, trustworthy and reliable...traits that are indeed quite rare in this domain. 

John Gavagna has managed a number of properties on my behalf. I consider him to be a person of high integrity, trustworthy and reliable…traits that are indeed quite rare in this domain.


Phil Kasselis, Managing Director Pro-invest Hotel Groups

Extremely professional and proactive

We have been dealing with Residential Real Estate Agents as our realtors of choice since around 2007. John has acted for us in securing sales, purchases and in the management of our rental properties. [...]

We have been dealing with Residential Real Estate Agents as our realtors of choice since around 2007. John has acted for us in securing sales, purchases and in the management of our rental properties. John is a person of the highest integrity. He is always extremely professional in his dealings with us, buyers and our tenants, and his open and honest personality makes him a pleasure to deal with. He is also extremely knowledgeable about the property market throughout the Northern Beaches at any time, be it sales, purchases or rentals. We have had properties of interest spanning from Manly to Avalon. John has been very proactive in securing both buyers and tenants for our properties over the past 10 years, and we highly recommend him.


Kerry and Des Cleary, Newport

Efficiency and integrity

I have no hesitation in recommending John Gavagna and Residential Real Estate Agents to anyone in need of an honest and quality real estate agent. [...]

Thank you to John Gavagna who has been my managing agent for my unit in Dee Why since 2012. John also acted as my selling agent when I eventually sold my unit.  In both capacities John was highly trustworthy, honest and reliable. John dealt with tenants and trades efficiently and without fuss while managing my rental unit. Prior to selling my unit John provided great advice on how best to present the unit for sale, and handled the negotiations with purchasers efficiently and with integrity. I have no hesitation in recommending John Gavagna and Residential Real Estate Agents to anyone in need of an honest and quality real estate agent.


Craig Meares, Partner Harrington McNamara, Chartered Accountants

Honest and quality agent

I have no hesitation in recommending John Gavagna and Residential Real Estate Agents to anyone in need of an honest and quality real estate agent.

I have no hesitation in recommending John Gavagna and Residential Real Estate Agents to anyone in need of an honest and quality real estate agent.


Craig Meares, Partner Harrington McNamara, Chartered Accountants

A true professional

I met John at a networking group over ten years ago and I have had the opportunity to avail of his real estate services over the years. I have willingly referred clients and family members to John who have also engaged John for their real estate needs. [...]

I met John at a networking group over ten years ago and I have had the opportunity to avail of his real estate services over the years. I have willingly referred clients and family members to John who have also engaged John for their real estate needs. I have found John to be totally professional and honest in my dealings with him and would have no hesitation in recommending John. I consider John to be a true professional in the Real Estate Industry.


Tom Cimino, Director FSNG

John is an excellent property manager

John manages our 2 investment properties and has done so since we first purchased them.  John is prompt, reliable and an extremely pleasant person to deal with. John is an excellent property manager and we have no hesitation in recommending him. 

John manages our 2 investment properties and has done so since we first purchased them.  John is prompt, reliable and an extremely pleasant person to deal with. John is an excellent property manager and we have no hesitation in recommending him.


Bill and Nicole, Cromer

Reliable and knowledgeable

John Gavagna is a rare breed among Real Estate Agents. Reliable and knowledgeable, with the highest integrity and focus on his client's best interests. I have no hesitation in recommending his Agency, Residential Real Estate Agents, to any of my clients or colleagues.

John Gavagna is a rare breed among Real Estate Agents. Reliable and knowledgeable, with the highest integrity and focus on his client’s best interests. I have no hesitation in recommending his Agency, Residential Real Estate Agents, to any of my clients or colleagues.


Simon Dunn, Practice Director Dunn Legal