Ben Southwell Real Estate Agent

Ben Southwell

Ben Southwell

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0407 896 212

On the market with Ben

Russell Lea 

58 Clements Street 

3 2 2  

Open Times: Sat Mar 2 2:00-2:30pm
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Lilyfield 

49 The Boulevarde 

3 2  

Open Times: Sat Mar 2 9:00-9:30am
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Summer Hill 

2 Moonbie Street 

4 3 8  

Auction: Thu, Feb 29 10:30  

Marrickville 

2 Park Road 

3 1  

Open Times: Sat Mar 2 12:15-12:45pm
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Annandale 

18 Collins Street 

3 2  

Open Times: Sat Mar 2 10:00-10:30am
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Forest Lodge 

49 Foss Street 

3 2  

Auction: Sat, Mar 2 13:30  

Annandale 

249 Annandale Street 

5 3 2  

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Marrickville 

49 Harnett Avenue 

6 4 4  

Auction: Thu, Feb 29 10:30  

Annandale 

72 Johnston Street 

5 2 3  

For Sale
 

Mortlake 

28 Bertram Street 

4 4 3  

For Sale
 

Case Studies by Ben

CONCORD 

39 Links Avenue

5 4 3

LEICHHARDT 

54-56 Carlisle Street

4 2 2

ANNANDALE 

16 Alfred Street, Annandale

4 2

LEICHHARDT 

112 Edith Street, Leichhardt

4 3

LILYFIELD 

16 Garnet Avenue, Lilyfield

4 2 1

ANNANDALE 

77 View Street, Annandale

4 2

LILYFIELD 

17 Steward Street, Lilyfield

3 1 1

GLEBE 

38 Darling Street, Glebe

4 3 1

Client comments

"Ben and his colleagues make a superb team and we found them to be a pleasure to work with on the sale of our home in Glebe. Ben displayed thorough knowledge of the local market; providing timely and informed advice in a very honest and personable manner. He worked respectfully with the many people who viewed our home and was able to identify the genuine buyers. We thank both Ben for achieving such an excellent result for us and we would recommend Ben and his team without hesitation."
Yarro - Glebe
"We were pleased to purchase via the two Bens. We found them easy to work with due to clear and efficient communication. We have had experiences of agents who seemed so opaque that you had no confidence in what they said - particularly during the recent volatile Sydney market. It is important from a vendor's point of view to feel confidence in the vendor's agent. We felt this with Ben Southwell."
John & Denise - Birchgrove
"Ben Southwell and his team did a great job of selling our house at Leichhardt. The positive impression we got about him through the agent selection process was multiplied during the sale period. Trustworthy, experienced, responsive and good communications made Ben a "trusted adviser" that led to a result we are very happy with. Jenny and I highly recommend Ben and Marcus."
Barry - Leichhardt
"Ben and the team at Cobden and Hayson were a pleasure to work with. They had our best interest at heart and promptly kept us informed on the interest/progress around the sale of our property. I highly recommend Ben."
Aimee - Annandale
"I engaged Ben to sell my home in Russell Lea because he has a proven track record of breaking record prices in the high end market. Him and his team were involved in the construction process from start to finish, providing constructive guidance along the way to ensure my project covered all the necessities one would desire when buying a new home. They understand and appreciate quality workmanship and attention to detail, which is why it was important to have the team represent my home. Congratulations Ben for achieving another record sale. I would highly recommend Ben & his team!"
Joseph - Russell Lea
"When we selected Ben to be our agent, one thing stood out - his ability to collect and read data which takes the emotions out of the sales process. Ben was always very transparent and honest about the market and he even came up with alternative solutions to selling the property. These proposed solutions and his data made us realising that it was better to sell rather than waiting for the market "to turn" again."
Fab & Tom - Annandale
"Ben's by far the best agent i've ever used! Ben's sold a few properties for me and is always professional, honest and gets the job done with no stress."
Mario - Cronulla
"Everything you want in an agent - really knew the market, very responsive, reliable, great communication and advice. Highly recommend him."
Maggie & Leon - Lilyfield
"Ben and his team provided us with a service in excess of what we could have hoped for. With a volatile and changing market he achieved a result we were very happy with. Also as vendors with unique work hours Ben modified his communication to suit so we were in contact whenever needed. We would highly recommend Ben for anyone considering listing their property. His knowledge of the local market as well as his non-aggressive marketing style ensure a top result. Thanks again Ben and team."
Prudence & William - Annandale
"Ben and the team have been very prompt with all our requests since the first inspection. They are also very easy going and help where possible. It makes our purchase to our home very easy and enjoyable. Thanks Ben & team!"
Matthew & Amanda - Leichhardt
"I would have no hesitation in recommending Ben Southwell and his team . Fantastic result was achieved."
Brent & Debbie - Annandale
"We sold our lilyfield home remotely, relying on Ben and his team to manage the process for us. His communication with us was timely and informative, and any questions or problems we had were well managed. We would happily recommend Ben to others, and will seek out his services again in the future."
Chris & Kristy - Lilyfield
"You might think that these qualities would be standard for a real estate agent. Unfortunately we all know that they are not. In fact it is rare to find any service provider these days that does what they say they will do every time. Ben does. He was a pleasure to deal with, nothing was too much trouble and he worked hard to get the best possible outcome. . For an event that most people find stressful, it was surprisingly unstressful! Thanks Ben."
Katrina - Annandale
"Ben was asked to manage the sale of adjoining properties whose different owners had different expectations. Ben's outstanding relationship management skills, and his ability to keep everyone focussed on task was a significant factor in achieving a sale at the midpoint of his identified price range for my property. Very impressive!! He dealt with both trivial and critical issues with poise and confidence, and his team was always responsive and genuinely helpful. I have bought and sold nine properties in the Sydney market and unreservedly recommend Ben and his team for personalised, individual, responsive, realistic advice, reliable support and follow-through."
Tanira & Benjamin - Lilyfield
"Having been in the property game for over 20 years, chosing an agent was always going to be a process. Ben's nonsense & direct approach spoke volumes and was a refreshing change to some of the agents we dealt have dealt with. The way he looked after his potential purchasers gave us great confidence in his ability to represent our own home. "
Phillip & Gina - Leichhardt
"Ben did a wonderful job selling our property. Communication was extremely important to me, Ben phone me 2 times a day everyday (sometimes more) to inform me of what was happing throughout the whole campaign, I was never left wondering for a second. I felt very comfortable and he sure does know his stuff. Ben was so honest and straight to the point. Thanks Ben looking forward to working with you again."
Lena & Aris - Rozelle
"My experience with Ben was very positive. He insisted on a high level of communication, very professional, great rapport with buyers and a very friendly and caring approach. I was always able to contact Ben via phone and discuss any matter at any time. I genuinely felt he cared about the property. He has an extensive list of buyers and has a great knowledge of the area. I would definitely work with Ben again. Clever agent."
Rodney - Annandale
"Ben was very attentive throughout the sale of our home. He was very responsive to questions and maintained an open dialogue as to progress with the sale. He was very personable and went above and beyond with communication. We found him to be considerate and thoughtful. We'd highly recommend Ben if you are seeking a personable, knowledgeable and transparent real estate agent in the inner west."
Grainne & Joe - Annandale
"When we first visited the property there were two Ben's present, so given he was the tallest of the two he became known to my wife and I as big Ben! He was no nonsense and was very accurate in his property valuation. Without his direct approach I don't think we would have been so prepared at auction day and hence would not have been the successful bidder. His and Cobden and Hayson's after sales service has been excellent and we will likely use him to sell in the future!"
Martin & Amber - Lilyfield
"Dealing with Ben was a pleasure. Throughout the whole sale process he was extremely professional, keeping us fully informed about every aspect of the sale. I would recommend him unreservedly."
Pam - Leichhardt
"Ben maintained an excellent level of communication through both the sales campaign and settlement period. He was always transparent and easy to work with. Thanks for working hard for us when we had to sell in such a short period of time."
Gyles & Victoria - Annandale
"Ben is an extremely professional agent and was very accommodating with our requests, particularly with our requests to see the property late in the evening after work. He consistently kept us informed about the property and went out of his way to get the deal done. We are very appreciative of his help!"
Ashwin & Neshevida
"I found Ben to be consistently sincere and caring throughout the whole process of selling my mother's house. He had an energetic, fresh and upbeat approach to marketing the home. He achieved the promised results. I would recommend him."
Linda & Peter - Annandale
"Ben is an outstanding agent and a credit to his profession. Having bought and sold a few times I have felt the pain of a property transaction through a bad agent. Ben went above and beyond my expectations and made the process a positive one. His communication was outstanding, always keeping us abreast of developments as they occurred. This included both verbal and written updates throughout the campaign. He was available at any time to resolve questions or concerns which left me no reason to feel unnecessarily worried. If I get the chance I will definitely work with Ben again, either as a buyer or a seller. Thanks Ben!!"
Cassie & Tim - Lilyfield
"Buying a house can be a traumatic experience at the best of times. Ben made the whole process a lot easier with his personable style, frank and honest approach (extremely rare quality!) combined with a 100% attitude to resolving any issue. He was a consummate professional throughout and an absolute pleasure to deal with. His commitment to customer service has seen him assisting us in relation to the property, well beyond the settlement period, including arranging access to the house for trades, when we were on holiday. I would highly recommend Ben to anyone who is looking at selling or buying a house."
Neeraj & Nandeeta - Leichhardt
"Both Ben Southwell and Ben Brooks were friendly, professional and totally reliable throughout the campaign to sell my property. They helped me to arrange tradesmen to prepare the house and produced excellent marketing material. Ben Southwell was determined to achieve the best result for me, and helped to make the process as stress-free as possible. "
Cathy - Lilyfield
"Ben sold us a newly built house in Annandale. He did a superb job marketing the property. Ben was proactive in showing us the property at odd hours and answering all of our questions- he knew everything about the property. Once we bought it, Ben continued to go beyond the call of duty in helping us get established. Quite impressive when you realise that we were the buyer not his client the seller."
Anonymous - Annandale
"I can with the utmost confidence give Ben Southwell my highest recommendation. Ben from the beginning of the marketing of my Balmain property gave me professional help and guidance."
Arthur - Balmain
"We purchased a home from Ben's portfolio at the end of 2015. Although Alexandria didn't fall under his usual remit, Ben was very knowledgeable about the market and area, providing valuable information which assisted us in making a decision to put in an offer that was accepted by the vendor. Nearly a year on and we couldn't imagine living anywhere else! Ben is an authentic, personable and highly professional operator who went out of his way to accommodate viewings and taking our calls. He created a welcoming, transparent and comfortable environment in all of our meetings. We would have no hesitation in entrusting Ben again with any of our future property sales or purchases, or recommending him for other people to work with."
Simone & Brian - Alexandria
"I purchased a house from ben in 2015, ben was extremely professional and arranged a private viewing for me a late notice after my wife saw the property 1 week out from auction, this made it possible for us to buy the house. A strong negotiator and a great communicator, i enjoyed his professionalism, albeit i would have liked to pay less but ben was able to broker the deal, if i was going to sell my house i would definitely recommend ben as i think he is one of the most diligent estate agents I’ve met and i know that he would get a great result for the vendor."
Nathan & Helen - Annandale
"We met Ben through the numerous open house inspections we went to when looking for our new home. He was always very pleasant to deal with, gave us really good advice about the area, took the time to recommend properties he thought we'd be interested in and always followed up promptly. When it came time to sell our home, we called Ben in to take us through the process. He was professional and well organised. He worked with us to set our selling strategy and then followed it through for us, giving us regular feedback and advice based on what the market was doing. He was engaged and proactive the entire time. While he's a busy agent, he made us feel like his priority and ultimately he got us a great price for our home - we couldn't have been happier! I can't recommend Ben more highly for his integrity, his skills, his network and ultimately his ability to close out a deal. On top of that - he's actually are really good bloke!!!!"
Sally & Jamie - Rozelle
"Ben is the most down to earth, genuine, professional and ethical agent in Australia. He guided us every step of the way whilst selling our home. He is extremely passionate about the realestate market and this shows in the way he deals with people and the information he provides to his clients. I cannot recommend him, and his team, enough."
Poppy - Ashbury
"We first met Ben Southwell during an open house within the area approximately a year before we listed. Ben’s professionalism, honesty, knowledge and rapport building is what impressed me immediately. Ben regularly checked in every few weeks following. I never once felt pressured or pursued. I wanted someone representing me that would go that extra mile, that would leave no stone unturned and that was 100% committed. Once we formally engaged with Ben after considering various options, we were on the market within 4 days. Ben helped with every aspect of the campaign including pre and post and guided us meticulously and honestly all the way. Ben insisted on high touch throughout the process and managed an outstanding marketing campaign including public relations. All with impressive numbers both online, print and open houses. The auction day was slick and professional as was the entire process. We were always going to get a good result with Ben and team but I didn’t expect all my expectations to be exceeded. From the minute we embarked on selling until the hammer went down we were engaged in a true partnership. Ben and Ben handled the selling of our property with distinction – I cannot recommend this personable hard-working team at C&H Annandale highly enough."
Megan & Risto - Lilyfield
"I would recommend Ben highly, he displayed a very high degree of local knowledge, set realistic expectations in putting together our marketing campaign. He was in regular contact providing updates and completed the sale of our house at a price we were very happy with."
Amanda & James - Annandale
"Ben was knowledgeable, professional and a straight shooter. The whole experience of purchasing a home was hassle free. I have no hesitation in recommending Ben."
Julian - Lilyfield
"We would highly recommend these two amazing Real estate agents to anyone who wants results. The service received by these two was so pleasant , genuine and rewarding. I have never seen two more dedicated people like Ben and Benjamin wanting to bring results and satisfaction to you as a customer. They are truly special, we wish them all the success in their business and highly recommend them to any client who wants a wonderful result."
Lucia - Lilyfield
"Ben and the team at C&H were nothing but professional and went over and above what was required. Very genuine and helpful to us as buyers while working for the vendors, which I have found quite rare in the market. Ben has continued to help us after the sale in anything we need throughout the settlement period. Would gladly recommend Ben to anyone looking to sell or buy a home."
Daniel & Holly - Leichhardt
"If you want an agent who will be straight with you, communicates well, can negotiate, and knows the market, then go with Ben. I can honestly say I enjoyed the process. His attention to detail was excellent and his organisational skills exemplary. I got daily, specific feedback over the phone and weekly written reports. He consulted at every stage and was happy to get feedback. At the pointy end, he showed great negotiating skills and got us the best price the market would afford. Ben is an excellent agent. Highly recommended."
Mark - Lilyfield
"Ben Southwell provided professional assistance, support and guidance during our recent purchase of a family residence. He has detailed knowledge of the market. He is an excellent communicator and kept us fully informed throughout the process thus ensuring a stress-free purchase. We were particularly impressed with his after sales (exchange and settlement) follow up. We would highly recommend Ben to all those seeking to buy or sell property in the Inner West."
Ian & Chris - Lilyfield
"I've had the pleasure with dealing with Ben as a buyer, a vendor and a landlord. On all occasions he has not only been a pleasure to deal with but also gets great results. I have already recommended Ben to friends and would be happy to recommend him to anyone looking to sell their home if they are looking to get maximum result with minimum fuss. He communicated regularly, dealt with sensitive situations with tact and diplomacy and was always proactive. His knowledge of the local market is unrivalled, and is highly skilled in negotiations. Even if he wasn't your agent he's the kind of person you would be happy to go for a coffee with just to chat about real estate."
Rocco & Louise - Annandale
"I found Ben to be very professional and approachable. Due to his straight forward manner and excellent communication skills, we were able to complete a transaction in within 1 week without hassle or delay. I would recommend Ben for future opportunities."
Jeffrey & Nicola - Annandale
"From the outset Ben provided us with clear communications - there was no gloss or sales pitch, just really told us what he thought and what his plan was. We appreciated his honesty and straightforwardness - it gave us confidence in making decisions. Ben was aggressive with his market appraisal and at all time drove to get us a result that reflected this. We always felt like that maximising our result was his priority - we never felt like he tried to push us into a quick sell for his convenience. Throughout the negotiations, Ben was calm and had a clear plan of attack that he followed through with. This meant we never felt rushed or stressed, as everything progressed along a mapped out path. Overall we couldn't have been happier with the service that Ben and Cobden and Hayson provided us with. He was always professional, helpful and client focussed, and most importantly backed this up with achieving an amazing result. Would recommend him to anyone."
Luke - Lilyfield
"It was a great pleasure working with Ben Southwell as an agent during the purchase of this property - he was very helpful, understanding and at the same time - very prompt and professional! He made the whole process really effortless for us - assisting us all the way - to the last detail. I highly recommend his services and would work with him again on other sales/purchases if an opportunity arises."
Tania - Lilyfield
"Ben&Ben are 2 of the best agents we have dealt with in the last 25 years of buying&selling. Very professional throughout the champaign, great with details music, ambience etc."
Richard & Renee - Lilyfield
"Ben sold us a property in Lilyfield and we couldn't be happier with the service he gave us. He went out of his way to accommodate our timing needs, he was incredibly responsive, knew the house backwards, was passionate, honest and most of all, trustworthy. We couldn't have asked for more. Ben was fantastic. Everything we could have asked for in an agent!!"
Travis & Lauren - Lilyfield
"I recently engaged both Mark Bowis & Ben Southwell from Cobden & Hayson to sell my home in Louisa Road, Birchgrove. Being a high-end waterfront property, being sold in challenging market conditions, it was important I engage agents who would be highly proactive yet strategic. Apart from being super professional, Mark and Ben worked relentlessly to achieve a successful sale in a relatively short timeframe. In particular, Mark worked diligently and closely with a number of discerning buyers - intensely negotiating till the late hours of the night on numerous occasions for buyers in different international time zones. He’s particularly masterful at negotiation, extracting every last dollar where possible. Being true local suburb experts, Mark and Ben are skilled at identifying the true value of a property and able to draw buyers’ attention to all the things they’d not necessarily see for themselves. This skill increases the chance of higher sale prices but not at the detriment of buyers. It’s also important to acknowledge that Ben and Mark are super nice people, able to quickly establish a comfortable rapport with buyers to open up the lines of communication. I consider Mark and Ben a powerhouse sales team and one which I’d happily recommend to any vendor seeking the highest price for their property and a win / win scenario for all parties involved."
Cherie - Birchgrove
"I was introduced to Ben via a personal reference and as the property I had for sale was an investment property I needed an Agent who would go that extra mile as I was not going to be on site. What I needed was someone I could trust to know what was happening In the local market managing the auction process and keeping me fully Informed. After each inspection. I received a phone call with feedback on outcome as well as a written report of the week's results. I also appreciated Ben advising me where we should be and how we were going to get there. I was delighted with both Ben and his Agency and feel you should at least talk to Ben when you are considering selling in Alexandria, you won't be sorry should you choose to have him represented you."
Helen - Alexandria
"Being a buyers agent I see the full range of real estate agents across the Sydney market. Having recently purchased through Ben Southwell I can honestly say it was a great experience. Ben knows the market very well, and importantly has great communication skills not just with his vendors but also buyers. Ben made the process easy, ensured at all times he was maximising the interests of his client but absolutely knows how to put a deal together. I would not hesitate to recommend Ben to any of my clients who are looking to sell. His honest and direct approach is a really refreshing one."
John Carew (Buyer's Agent) - Annandale
"Mark & I have been extremely happy & grateful for Ben's work in finding us a home. Ben's subtle approach (not pushy) & knowledge of our current market gave us confidence from the very early stages of us planning to push ourselves to the next step. Ben was aware of our budget & successfully found us a property that met our needs with the least amount of hassle / worry. We were so impressed with our experience in buying a home, we have passed on our home for Ben to sell & again the experience has been positive. We will continue to use Ben in the future as his expertise in the housing market is invaluable to us."
Jacinta & Mark - Lilyfield
"Ben and his team have been very professional in the selling of our property. Their commitment can been seen right to the end of a excellent outcome . I would recommend them highly."
Rosalia - Lilyfield
"We can't recommend Ben Southwell and the team at Cobden & Hayson enough. His professionalism, market knowledge and client service is faultless. He continually kept us in the loop, he has a positive attitude and no challenge was difficult."
Najib - Lilyfield
"Ben and his team were excellent. They achieved a result for us that exceeded our expectations. Ben organised everything from trades to staging and was always available to answer questions with clear, confidant and sensible advice. Best of all, Ben did what he said he would do. We were delighted with the service provided by Ben and his team and highly recommend them. We will certainly use them again."
Marc & Michelle - Annandale
"Ben communicates well, and got us the price we wanted."
Richard & Trudi - Lilyfield
"Ben was a exceptional agent, his knowledge of the area and what was currently on the market was second to none. He kept us up to date during every stage of the sale and his advice excellent which lead to a great result. Ben is definitely the go to agent for the inner west and I would have no issues recommending him. "
Ashley & Julie - Leichhardt
"Ben made it a painless, hassle free process and looked like a true professional."
Jason - Forest Lodge
"High integrity and a professional. On time accommodating and available to talk to. I wish him all the best and I’m very happy to recommend him for my family and friend."
Dr Oday - Lilyfield
"I have found Ben Southwell to be a personable young man who without a great deal of hyperbole has managed to help me purchase the property I so wanted without in any way compromising his first duty to his clients, the owners of the house I recently have purchased. Thank you Ben!"
Bronwen - Annandale
"My journey with Cobden & Hayson began last year when we wanted to rent our property out. I had consulted with many agents who I found very "pushy". Then I met Alina and I knew this was the agency I wanted to go with as she was friendly and I felt an instant rapport with her. We decided to sell a year later. Now some would say that I should have had other agents come to the property, but I knew I trusted your team. Therefore, I asked Alina to recommend your best agent. It was Ben. We were on the cusp of where the Sydney market was slumping, Ben and I spoke everyday as his communication was impeccable. What I loved about Ben is that he pushed for a higher price softly (some agents forget we were once buyers and can be turned off easily by pushy agents). We sold $133 000 over what I was expecting and prior to auction!!!"
Kylie - Leichhardt
"Ben and his team including his assistant agent Ben were the perfect group of people you want to deal with when buying your first home. From the open home to the signing of the contract Ben and his team always gave straight and honest answers (a refreshing change to some previous agents) to any queries I had along with being quick and efficient in their responsive time keeping the stress at a minimum. It was majorly refreshing to deal with Ben and his team compared to others due to their easy going and stress free personalities whilst keeping their professionalism throughout. Definitely one of the those agents that looks after both Vendors and Buyers alike. "
Zach - Annandale

Sold by Ben

Earlwood 

3/21-21a Bass Road 

3 2 2  

Sold
Undisclosed 

Annandale 

22 Breillat Street 

2 1  

Sold
Undisclosed 

Annandale 

53 Breillat Street 

2 1 1  

Sold
Undisclosed 

Lewisham 

17 Vernon Street 

4 3 3  

Sold
Undisclosed 

Lilyfield 

58 Ryan Street 

3 1  

Sold
Undisclosed 

Tempe 

23 Terry Street 

4 3 1  

Sold
Undisclosed 

Forest Lodge 

269 Bridge Road 

4 2 2  

Sold
Undisclosed 

Annandale 

13/52A Nelson Street 

2 2 1  

Sold
Undisclosed