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!