Testimonials

94 Cyrus St, Hyams Beach - vendor

It is with great pleasure that I write a Testimonial for Mr Craig McIntosh, Managing Director of “The Holidays Collection”, based in Hyams Beach.

I have known Craig for several years since he purchased an existing real estate in Hyams Beach, covering holiday lettings as well as the sale of properties. Craig took over at a time of stagnation for the business, mainly due to a lack of marketing and managerial expertise of the previous owner.

Craig used his experience gained in his earlier employment in the corporate world to commence a programme of rejuvenation and reinvigoration of the business by putting the emphasis on building strong personal relationships with clients, and by creating an environment of enthusiasm and motivation for his staff. It did not take long before Craig turned the business around: rental clients, potential sellers and purchasers respect his integrity, his local knowledge and advice.

Craig is a true entrepreneur: in a short period of time he has grown his business by diversifying into related markets, notably into other villages outside Hyams Beach. His Newsletter is but one example of his marketing approach.

Personally, I have been a direct witness of his selling, marketing and negotiation skills: almost two years ago Craig and I commenced talking about the potential sale of my waterfront home in Hyams Beach: it only took a bit over a week when the deal for the sale  was sealed! How? Because Craig has built up a network of genuine potential buyers, he has a keen, and proven, knowledge of movements in market values, and he has the right mix of caring for both parties of the deal. The result? Happy sellers and happy purchasers!

I consider Craig one of my friends whom I trust. I respect his integrity, his professionalism, and his friendship. I also like to add that Craig has a beautiful family, and I am proud to say that I know them well!    

Bubi Gerber

32 Tulip St, Hyams Beach - buyer

We have recently purchased a property in Hyams Beach through The Holiday Collections, with the Managing Director Craig McIntosh directly involved. We have bought and sold 10 properties over the last few years, but I have to say that dealing with Craig as the managing agent has been a breath of fresh air. We have found Craig to be honest and trustworthy, incredibly responsive, action-orientated and ultimately a pleasure to work with. His focus on not only responding to questions but proactively providing insightful information about the area, even the best tradesman to use made our dealings very personable. Dealings with The Holiday Collections team in the Hyams Beach village felt like dealing with family.

Andries and Anita Treurnicht

56 Frederick St, Vicentia - buyer

I have found Craig McIntosh from holidayscollection to be the most prompt in response both by email and by telephone contact than any agent I have had contact with, which has been many! Dealing with Craig has been a pleasure as he communicates clearly and follows through with action.

Stewart McNaughton

50 Tulip St, Hyams Beach - buyer

I have recently been in the process of purchasing a property through The Holidays Collection and dealing directly with Craig McIntosh.  I have been overwhelmingly impressed with their efficiency and particularly with Craig’s willingness to help with any issues or questions and to reply promptly to emails and telephone calls.

As a client keen to buy a property, you want to know exactly where you stand and what you need to do and Craig was absolutely clear about all the details from the start.  He provided more than enough information for any decision to be made and was willing to spend whatever time was required on the telephone to explain and discuss matters.

The Holiday Collection property rental process and online documentation is detailed, clear and efficient and I would be more than happy to recommend them most highly for both property sales and rentals.

Rod Morrison

5 Silver Strand, Hyams Beach - vendors

Craig McIntosh and his team recently acted on our behalf to sell our much-loved holiday house in Hyams Beach in Jervis Bay. It wasn’t an easy task, as the property was unusual for the village -  a duplex on a small block. Throughout the process Craig kept us fully informed, emailing promptly after each inspection and advising on the level of serious interest. The overseas buyers made first contact after seeing our property featured on Craig’s website and Craig negotiated the deal smoothly. We appreciated Craig’s approach: refreshingly open and straightforward with both parties, and no resorting to game-playing. We can’t think of anything more he could have done and we were very happy with the result.

John and Gill Souter