Toby Hutton - Testimonials


real estate agent manly


13th November 2014

RE 1/16 Moore Road, Freshwater

Hi Toby,

Thank you so much for helping us buy our first home. We are so excited and love it. You made the process as easy as possible, especially advocating for us to the vendor. Thank you for being so open and honest with us & the seller. We would definitely recommend you to our family and friends. Looking forward to moving in soon! 

Kind regards,

Laura and Karl


7th October 2014

RE: 1/3 Quinton Road, Manly

Dear Toby and Team

I would like to thank you for all the efforts you made towards achieving a great result in the sale of our Manly Unit.

We realised the unit is very old and were not sure how to best present or position it in the market; your advice was invaluable, saved us significant time and money and proved to be ‘on the mark’.

In addition, your professionalism and straight forward communication helped manage our stress levels throughout the process. The expectations and strategies proved to be realistic as the market delivered!

Please pass on our thanks also to your Team; you all seem to work well together in an organised office. The whole process from start to finish was well managed.

I have not hesitation in referring you to others and wish you well for the future.

Regards and thanks again,

Louise Melville


20th August 2014

RE: Sale of 4/11 Ronald Ave, Freshwater

I approached Toby Hutton at Raine & Horne Manly when it came time to sell my unit in Freshwater. I had lived in my unit for many years, having completed extensive renovations during that time, and was quite sad to have to move on.

At the time, I had also approached other agents in the area (three others to be specific). In the end, having vetted all agents thoroughly, completing reference checks and in some cases meeting with them on several occasions, the decision was an easy one to make.

My reasons for selecting Raine & Horne Manly were purely to do with Toby’s professionalism, manner, intuitiveness, and the approach he took in explaining why I should partner with Raine & Horne Manly.

Not only did Toby present himself very professionally, he also had a ‘genuineness’ about him which to be honest, was something that lacked in the other agents I had met with. I didn’t feel pressured, or put on the spot to sign up. I was provided with comprehensive information, including references which were very complimentary. Toby prided himself on word of mouth reputation, and to me that was very important and a sign of a good operator.

In addition to this, Toby was very observant of the properties pro’s and con’s, and was quick to notice that I had not ‘cut corners’ in renovating. This really contributed to my decision to go with Toby because it gave me the utmost confidence he would represent my property in the best light to prospective buyers. Toby also committed to attend every opening, and to which he upheld that promise.

The sale itself went very smoothly. We had several interested parties, it was well marketed, and we had close to 50 groups through on the first opening. I was kept up-to-date throughout the entire process. At no time did I ever need to follow up where things were at. Toby pro-actively managed the whole process, and was sensitive to personal circumstances as we went through the loss of a close family member during that time which pushed things back on our part. He was also mindful of the prospective buyers, and respectfully managed that process in a very ethical manner.

Since selling our property, I have contacted Toby on at least two occasions to provide me with advice on some other matters which have come up since purchasing our new place. He has been most helpful and has gone out of his way to find the answers for us, despite not being involved with that transaction.

If I am ever looking to sell or purchase another property, I hope Toby is still in the business as he’d be my first point of contact. I have no hesitation in recommending Toby to anyone who is looking to sell or purchase a home. He is professional, genuine, ethical and a really nice guy. Best of all, he’s also great at what he does because we walked away with having achieved an amazing price for our unit, well above our wildest expectations!

Michelle North
Marketing Manager, CooperVision

6th August 2014

Re: 10/165 Sydney Road, Fairlight

Hi Toby,

The professionalism, enthusiasm and commitment you demonstrated when assisting to sell my property was fantastic.

You listened, appreciated and understood my needs and expectations and delivered a stellar result in such a quick time!

I wish you the world of thanks and would look forward to engaging your services again in the future.

Ray Macchi


April 2014

Re: 78A Carrington Parade, Curl Curl

Dear Toby 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your hard work and guidance in selling my parent’s home.

 As you know, I had previous experience with Raine and Horne Manly as the letting agents for the property.  Working with your team was a very positive experience and after meeting with you, I had every confidence that you would run a very professional campaign for us.

It was most helpful for us to have your input and access to your team of trades people so that we could make some repairs to the property and present the house in the best possible light. 

Throughout the campaign I felt that you maintained a high level of communication with us.  I also appreciated your advice on aspects of the auction process which can be a little daunting for the inexperienced.

Needless to say, my sisters and I were thrilled with the auction outcome which exceeded our expectations.  I would be more than happy to recommend your services to anyone seeking an agent.

Kind regards
Penny Bulgin


April 2014

RE: Auction of 3/5 Bolingbroke Parade, Fairlight  

Hi Toby,

Having purchased and rented multiple properties though Toby Hutton of Raine & Horne Manly, I recently appointed Toby to sell my property in Fairlight. Both my wife and I could not be happier with the result that was achieved as well as the professional and empathetic way in which Toby supported and managed us throughout. At the start of the process the advice and consultation could not have been better and all times throughout the process we were kept up to date with progress, advised on next steps and briefed against original expectations. The day of auction was handled incredibly well, with Toby giving personal and professional support that was always consultative and addressed a fine line between our wishes and Toby’s recommendations and professional experience.

I highly recommend Toby and the team at Raine & Horne Manly, including Mark, Steph and Marlena for any property transaction, from purchase to rent and sale. They truly are professional and personal in their support. I am willing to give personal references by telephone through Raine & Horne, Manly.

Thanks and regards
Warren Green


February 2014

RE: 6a Bindook, Terrey Hills

Dear Toby and Team,

 After your sale of our previous property, I was thankful you agreed to sell our current house for us. Your commitment, support and professionalism throughout the campaign is sincerely appreciated, and we are ecstatic with the result of our recent sale - can’t wait to do it all again. I cannot praise you enough on your negotiating skills, and calm words of advice (at a time where I tend not to be so “calm”). You exceeded our expectations and there will be no hesitations engaging you as our agent in future, and I would thoroughly recommend you to anyone thinking of selling in the area.

Many Thanks
Jess Canabou


December 2013

RE: 4/11 Reddall Street, Manly

To whom it may concern,

We found Toby Hutton from Raine and Horne to be very obliging, knowledgeable and easy to deal with. His regular updates on the progress of the sale of our property left us feeling settled and confident during the sale process. Toby and his team are focused and professional which was reflected in the exceptional price he achieved for us. We have no hesitation in recommending Toby and his team to sell your property.

 Many thanks to you Toby, we wish you many more years of continued success.

Mark and Pam Cassell



October 2013

RE: 7/20 Bonner Ave, Manly

To whom it may concern,

My sister Gloria and I were extremely impressed with the way Toby managed the sale of our property at “Pembroke” 7/20 Bonner Avenue, Manly.

 We originally asked three agents to appraise our property and subsequently chose Toby and his team. He suggested conducting open house inspections on Saturdays and Sundays and also made appointments outside the allotted open for inspections for potential buyers that were restricted with time.

The marketing of the property was extremely professional and successful. The stylists that were appointed to decorate the unit really did it credit and the tradesmen that Toby organised on our behalf worked efficiently with good results, thanks to Toby’s sound advice.

We have no doubt that the outstanding auction result ($300,000.00 above the reserve price!) was due to the professionalism of Toby and his team. We got the optimum result that we were looking for and Toby was always confident about the sale price we would get.

Thank you to Toby and the team at Raine & Horne Manly. Gloria and myself highly recommend Toby Hutton to do the job with the professionalism that you would expect from an agent who is looking after your greatest investment.

Yours Sincerely,
Lorraine Saric


August 2013

RE: 1/22 Boronia Street, Dee Why

To whom it may concern,

Just a short note to thank you and your team for the professional and efficient manner in which you dealt with the sale of our unit in Dee Why.

I was consequently very pleased to receive an acceptable offer on the unit barely a week into listing with Toby and the Raine and Horne team.

The excellent outcome of the transaction was surely due to your professional, courteous, optimistic and positive approach and your knowledge of the Northern Beaches market.

From the initial appraisal to the signing of the contract has been of the highest order.

Kind regards,
Pamela Kinnane


24th of July, 2013

RE: Sale of 7/115 Oaks Avenue, Dee Why

Hi Toby,

We signed the contract today!

Thanks for all the great work you have done for us Toby. Not only has your agency managed our rental properties flawlessly this past year, you managed the recent sale of our Northern Beaches property with absolute class. 

I honestly could not sing your praises higher Toby. The only way to describe your style is that you're not a real real estate agent! You can't be! You don't play games, you are open and upfront the entire way through, you don't play poker, you consult, you are quick to respond, you listen, all the while whilst respecting the buyers which was so important to us as we've been on the buying end before. Your initial valuation was slightly below what we actually got and I do not believe that was just luck; You managed those offers superbly.

I would never put my name to something that I didn't believe in. After your efforts, you can give your clients my number! I'm that confident in recommending your abilities.

Thanks for changing our lives mate, you truly deserve all the success that comes your way.

Kind Regards,
Brett & Amanda Clemenson


16 October 2012

RE: Sale of 8/8 Tower Street, Manly

Toby, you delivered on your promise where other agents failed. I will have great pleasure in recommending your services to friends and family, I already have! Your “professionalism” throughout the purchase and the sale of the property are a credit to you and the Raine and Horne team. Again many, many thanks! 

Ashley Hood.
[email protected]


27 September 2012


Toby and the team at Raine and Horne delivered a fantastic outcome for me on the sale of an investment property in Manly.

The apartment sold privately at the top of the price range, despite difficult property market conditions and a limited marketing campaign.

Through several months of negotiations, Toby remained patient and never stepped back from his view on value or pressured me into accepting a lower offer.

Toby provided sound advice throughout the whole process and was a pleasure to deal with – very professional, straight forward and direct.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Toby and the team to others.

Kinds Regards
Andrew Defina


19 June 2012

RE: Working With Toby Hutton

To Whom It May Concern

I recently engaged Toby Hutton as my real estate agent in the sale of my Fairlight property and I highly recommend Toby to anyone seeking the services of a real estate agent.

Toby delivers maximum results for the vendor. He uses his sound market knowledge to develop a solid understanding of the value of the property and optimally position it against other properties for sale.
His strong yet personable negotiation skills enable him to uphold property prices with aggressive buyers seeking to push prices down in the current tough buyer’s market.

As the owner of his business Toby delivers service to engender customer satisfaction, referrals and repeat business. It was great to work with an agent who was not seeking an easy, quick sale at the expense of my profit. On occasions where difficulties arose on my side, Toby’s service went beyond his direct responsibility and he happily took on extra tasks and provided contacts, expertise and advice to help facilitate the sale. Toby and his team worked consistently hard to achieve a top dollar sale.

My property had some negative aspects, however Toby was able to articulate the entire value proposition of the property including explaining the negatives so the buyer felt informed and comfortable. His strong negotiation skills translated into the best possible sale price.

Toby is pleasant, efficient and easy to work with. He operates with integrity and is a reliable communicator, treating all involved respectfully.

And the bottom line is that Toby achieved a sale price $50K above what one agent from a mainstream agency valued the property at and $20K above the other two agents I considered – so he kind of paid for himself!

Without hesitation I recommend Toby and his team. It you want any further information you can call me on my number listed below.

Yours Faithfully
Anita Currie
11 Palm Ave
North Manly 2100
Mob 0411 636 770


31 March 2012

Dear Toby,

Thank you for your very professional involvement in the sale of my apartment at 1/13 Stuart Street, Manly in March 2012.

I gave some challenging instructions that required maximum exposure for the property, minimum cost to me, and yet a quick sale! Unlike many agents, you listened carefully and took a leadership role to produce an outstanding, effective sales and marketing plan. The result was an amazing quick sale and settlement, in a somewhat tough market for the seller.

The success would not have been achieved without your own, specific individual initiative. The key points are that: 1) you really did focus on my needs 2) put your own needs in second place.

I’m happy to share my experience with any of your potential clients. My contact details are shown below

With thanks
David Raphael   
02 9400 2461
Email: [email protected]


16 February 2012

RE: Sale of 12/51 The Crescent, Manly

To whom it may concern,

At a time when the economic climate was at an all time low, and the Real Estate market was flat, Toby Hutton, (with the support of the team at Raine&Horne Manly), sold the above two bedroom unit for well over $100,000 more than any other agent in the area even considered listing it for.

Whilst looking for the best agent to sell this property we were assured that the best price we could hope for would be $800,000. Similar sized units were selling in the high $700,000’s.

Toby Hutton sold our property for $930,000!

He achieved this outstanding result, (and in just a few weeks which included the Christmas and New Year holiday time), because he believed in the ‘true’ value of the property, (regardless of the current market), and he believed also in his own ability to sell it at this value – and obtain the figure he placed on it’s worth.

Toby is a confident and motivated salesman, and yet a genuine and caring human being at the same time. He is able to see that any property for sale is more than just a dwelling to the right purchaser who is often also seeking views, lifestyle, convenience to shops, being close to transport, schools, etc., and that it is these ‘ more than’ factors people are willing to pay for, (often top dollar), even when the figure he is asking is well over the current market value.

From when we first appointed Toby to sell our property he maintained professional integrity, energy and enthusiasm throughout the entire sales process, never wavering from the commitment he made to us from the beginning to obtain the figure he believed he could get for us, which he did through steer hard work – to our complete satisfaction and delight.

I would not hesitate to recommend Toby Hutton from Raine&Horne Manly to any person looking to choose an Estate agent to sell their property in this area. He will not disappoint the hope you place on him, if anything he will exceed it – as he did ours.

I’m writing this testimonial willingly and appreciatively, and I’d be honored to back it up verbally if required at any time now or in the future. My mobile number is below for this purpose.

Rebecca Burge
0402 711 827


17th August 2011

Dear Toby,

We wish to thank you for the exceptional job you have done with handling the sale of my mother's proeprty in Fairlight. The marketing strategy and advertising campaign were absolutley first class which was reflected by the terrific sale price you were able to achieve.

From our initial meeting we were at ease with your trustworthy nature, your excellent market kmowledge and your sound advice in terms of marketing method, time frame and market value.

We would also like to commend you for striving for the highest possible price. As you know, we advised you of a figure we would happily accept and amazingly you were ble to exceed this figure by $50,000. I am positive many agents would have taken full advantage of this by securing a quick sale but not you! Your ability to handle offers from multiple buyers in an ethical nature was impressive to say the least.

We would have no hesitaion in recommending you to any potential clients who seek to enlist the services of a hardworking ethical agent who puts his client's needs first and goes the extra mile to secure an outstanding result.

We wish you many years of continued success.

Peter Brown


 18th April 2011

Toby & Team,

Just a quick note of thanks for your efforts in selling my Newport apartment.

When we put our place on the market, I honestly expected it to sell in the first 2 showings. You battled heatwaves, then rain, a potential unfavourable development site across the road and the cautious local market conditions during the showings but at no stage was I greatley concerned because you were agile enough to keep me updated with the variety of sales and marketing options that kept us in the game as the weeks rolled on. It's probably no coincidence that the eventual buyer appeared on the same day that you secured a scarce editorial space in the Sydney Morning Herald.
In real estate, things don't always happen at the most convenient time, and when the most promising buyer came along, you were interstate; but this proved irrelevant, as you were still able to negotiate the buyer up from his initial unacceptable offer. Your collegues Geoff and Marlena managed the buyer brillinantly in your absence to keep him on the hook.
In the end the sale price was 3% higher than the previous record for our block and 7% higher than the most recent sale.

I will have no hesitation to recommend you to anyone that is looking for an agent who follows up and goes beyond the call to get the job done.

Thanks again,
John & Alice Peard


31st March 2011

Dear Toby,

Well done and thank you for providing us with a hassle free selling experience.

You worked for us with passion, dedication and an ability to read the local market which produced a great sales result with our Mother's valuable asset, her Manly unit.

With a deceased estate there is a certain amount of emotion involed and you handled our family with compassion, professionalism and a genuine friendliness which we all valued highly.

And we believe the hallmark of your success as a real estate agent is your level of integrity. We sensed right from the beginning of the journey that we could trust you and it has proven correct.

We will certainly recommend you to anyone we know who is about to sell their property.

All the best for the future Toby.

Yours sincerly,
Sandra Wysman


7 March 2011 

Dear Toby,

I'm truly grateful to you for your outstanding effort in selling my property in Pittwater Road, Manly. I was apprehensive about selling, as I have lived here for a long time and the decision to finally move was protracted and difficult.

When I first met you (at an open house inspection you were conducting in Manly), I was impressed with your knowledge of the Manly area, your calm and confident manner and, most importantly, the way you dealt with the potential purchasers - you were friendly, yet professional, respectful, not pushy, and gave people the opportunity to inspect the property without shadowing them.

Once on board, you were always there. No question was too trivial (though, in hindsight, the sum of all the trivial questions may have deterred a lesser agent!), my concerns were discussed at length (ad nauseum, you might say), and I soon realised I had made two good decisions, firstly to sell, and secondly to have you to smooth the path for me.

You put up a great marketing campaign. The photography was excellent, my home looked fantastic on the net, in the Manly Daily, the signboard and the leaflet. Your feedback after each open house was much appreciated, both in its detail and timeliness.

Open houses were never a problem, and everything was always in order when I returned home. You even stowed my outdoor furniture and closed all the windows when rain was forecast and I wasn't due back for some time - great work!

Thanks also for your support on auction day. The process was smooth and professional, and you were there to answer any questions I had and keep me informed prior to auction commencing. Thanks also to your colleagues who attended on auction day - they were friendly and respectful, and helped to make the day less stressful than it may otherwise have been.

Toby, a huge thank-you for what has ultimately been a positive experience for me. May you continue to experience success for many years to come (with the occasional week-end off).

Fond regards 
Megan Callaghan


22 December 2010

Toby Hutton,

We are most grateful to Toby Hutton and his team of bright courteous and well presented sales persons who helped sell our property at the most stressful and busy period of the year - Christmas. We have lived in our house for over 37 years and both of us had sickness and knew it would be a successful time. Our property a large well built and lovingly restored with views over Ivanhoe Park and the harbour but located on Manly main arterial road would possibly make selling a slower process. Enter Toby Hutton and his dedicated team of professionals. The presentation pictorially was brilliant and from open day one we were flooded with potential clients and after less than two weeks a buyer whom accepted our price was found so alleviating our stress levels and probable increased blood pressure. All done at the busiest time of the year

These are miracle workers we are ecstatic and dumbfounded at the speed of this very special real estate agency.

Wishing Toby and his family and his staff a Happy Christmas and continued success in the New Year.

Our fond regards,
Brian & Kerry Ilsley 


30 November 2010

RE: Sale of Apartment 208/540 Sydney Road, Seaforth

Hello Toby,

I want to express our thanks and appreciation to you and your team for selling our apartment in Seaforth.

It was a great effort, a display of true professionalism, with a very satisfactory result. We have previous experience selling/buying real estate, we now wish we could have had your assistance on those occasions.

Your efforts are even more remarkable considering all negotiations took place while we were enjoying our holiday on a European River Cruise, and being kept informed at all times.

It was great working with you, your integrity, courtesy and professional knowledge - outstanding and highly recommendable!

Thank you, Toby.

Alf and Helga Sobotta


24 October 2010

Dear Toby,

In such a big and busy city as Sydney, with so much going on in everyone’s lives, it can sometimes be difficult to feel you have received the best service possible.   When marketing a property, a vendor wants to feel special, that their property, possibly the largest investment of their lives, is something special, and that all the hard work they put into that property, be it maintenance, the memories it holds, managing for rental or simply choosing the right one and affording it, is to be rewarded when it is time to move on.   This is what we felt was so wonderful about dealing with you in the sale of our unit in the Catalina’s block at Queenscliff.

Yes, you were able to achieve for us a record price for the block for that type of unit.  But this is not the sum total of our pleasure.  What was so important to us the whole time we dealt with you was that despite being a busy man with many other properties to look after (and even the birth of your first child during this time!) we never once felt like you were too busy for us or that we were not important.  In fact we could have let ourselves believe you were only there for us and the rest of the world was on hold.

It was much appreciated that whatever query we had or any contact needed during negotiations, you kept us informed the whole way, both of your own thoughts as well as feedback, and whether by phone calls, texts or prompt email responses, we were never left wondering about anything.  

Even more importantly, you found that perfect balance between professional and friendly.  We always found you a pleasure to deal with personally with your cheery and confident personality, yet you still maintained that professional standard in all dealings that let us know our business was safe with you.

Thank you Toby, for being a great sales person as well as a very nice person - a perfect combination of qualities.  We wish you all the best in the future.

Kind regards,
Donna & Peter Burt


10 September 2010

Dear Marlena & Toby, 

Thank you so much for helping me through the trauma of selling my Woods Parade unit and with such a splendid result.

Everything was explained so clearly from the beginning and you kept me informed of progress all the way along. The photo's, advertising & open days were handled so well and I found your professional advice very helpful...

All-round I found this Real Estate experience, the tenth, the most pleasant & satisfactory so I congratulate you and your team on a job well done.

Yours sincerly,
June Hopkins
Unit 3/7 Woods Parade


11 April 2009

Dear Toby,

I would like to formally express my sincere thanks for selling the Manly unit for me.

I was quite apprehensive before I signed up for you to manage the sale, as the unit had been on the market for a year with no enquiries whatsoever. It came as such a nice surprise and a huge relief when it was sold with such record speed, about 2 months from your taking over to settlement taking place. Unbelievable!

What impressed me most was your willingness to take up and follow through any task be it in your area or not. You could co-ordinate with other staff members in your office to ensure a smooth transition of a deal. This saved me from having to speak to various other people in your office, at the same time I felt assured things would get done. Believe me, your help has been most valuable in this regard.

Toby, you are very proactive, efficient and always willing to help. I wish you the very best in your future endeavors.

Yours sincerely,
Cassandra Au


7 September 2009

Dear Toby, 

I just want to express my sincere appreciation to you for the excellent way you handled the sale of my property recently.

From the day I met you it’s been a pleasure knowing you. Your confident professional manner was most reassuring to me and helped me through what would have been a very stressful time.

I was amazed how quickly you sold my home and achieved such a great result for me. 

Also I would like to thank you for taking the time to find my new home. The unit in Manly is exactly what I have been looking for. I feel very fortunate to have met you and would highly recommend you to anyone wishing to buy or sell their property.

My very best wishes Toby and many thanks for all the effort you put into the sale of my duplex.

My sincere thanks to all the team at Raine&Horne Manly

Yours truly,
Sheila Studdert


5 October 2009

RE: Unit 406/48-52 Sydney Road, Manly

Dear Toby,

Thank you very much for your splendid effort in selling our property in Manly. 

Selling a unit in Manly these days is no easy matter, but evidently with your expertise and charms, you were able to get the best price for our unit.

Please accept our grateful thanks for your own hard work and confidence.

And we extend our appreciation to Raine&Horne Manly.

Appreciatively yours,
Eddie Siao and Evelyn Siao


15 October 2009

Dear Toby,

Thank you for achieving an exceptional result in the recent sale of our property.

As you are aware, the process of selling a property can be both confusing and stressful and it was a great comfort to me that I could confidently rely on your help, expertise and composure during this process.

Your assessment with regard to the value of the property and an achievable timeframe were impeccable, and your advice concerning the presentation of the property to ensure that it was competitive in the marketplace in value.

I appreciate how hard you worked to achieve the best possible outcome for my family and it was a pleasure to be associated with you.

I wish you continued success in the future. 

Dave Keeling


28 October 2009

Dear Toby,

We can't thank you enough for all your support you have provided us to sell our first place!

Your sincere, thoughtful and caring approach plus your professionalism and knowledge of the property market ensured that we received the asking price and unbelievably at the first open.

You always kept us updated and completely informed of the proceedings every step of the way and your dedication and positive attitude was always evident.

We have no hesitation to recommend your services to others.

Kindest regards,
Justin and Briet Wilson


12 January 2009

I engaged Toby to act as our agent under a great deal of urgency of working to a tight time frame. We sat down and went through the multiple issues, and his response was immediate and effective, and my home was on the market with a strong advertising campaign within a week.

Toby grasped all the nuances of my home and its unique features, and confidently and carefully steered through the selling process in the most professional manner in a difficult and challenging market, always going that one extra step. He kept us informed at every stage of the process, and though working in a deteriorating market place he was still able to achieve an excellent result in a short period of time. When we got an offer, he did not urge us to sell for the quick sale, by assured us he could get us more, and he did. I would recommend Toby Hutton to anyone who wants an agent with skill integrity and to take the pressure out of selling process, and get the best result. Thank you Toby.

Alan Booth


20 February 2008

As a developer, I would like to express my sincere gratitude and thanks to Mr. Toby Hutton of Raine&Horne Manly, for his professional management of sale of my property at 202B/9-15 Central Ave, Manly.

Toby, managed to achieve the best price for his sale in less than 3 months, in a tough property market.

Certainly, I highly recommend your services to any prospective client and I will be contacting you in the near future for my further developments.

Thank you again for your professionalism and preparedness which went the extra mile to secure our sale.

Khalaf Agaiby


7 February 2007

Dear Toby,

You did it. You got the numbers through, you followed up on every lead, reported back promptly and made the sale of our home as stress free as it could possibly be – even though we were 7 months pregnant when we decided to put it on the market. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

The idea of offering a set marketing fee was a big deciding factor in us going with you (apart from your charm and professionalism) and just looking at the amazing number of groups that came through your marketing clearly worked.

Right from the word go everything went smoothly. The photography was great, the signage looked brilliant, we were advised every week as to what time open home would be, you reported back to us after every open home and whatever the questions we threw your way you were able to answer. We believe you put 110% into the sale of our home and for that we are truly appreciative. Thank you for everything. It was a pleasure dealing with you and we will definitely be putting your name out there.

All the best – now please find us somewhere to live.

Georgina and Gavin McLeod


16 May 2007

RE: 3/18 Woods Parade, Fairlight

Dear Toby,

You will be aware the sale of our Woods Parade home unit was completed today and we wanted to let you know how thrilled we have been with the way things have gone.

When we met you and discussed the approach to be taken to the sale and the all important asking price you will recall, we informed you of the net figures we wanted to receive after commission and advertising expenses. You said then that this was a challenge but this is what we are paying for. You also said you would work hard to achieve the best possible result.

Not only did the sale result in the net price we were seeking but in fact this was exceeded and, amazingly, in the two or three days immediately following the first open house. This was truly an incredible result and we are delighted with the service you have provided.

Kind regards,
Jill Westlake


6 August 2007

RE: Sale of 6/9 Rickard Street, Balgowlah

Dear Toby, 

We would like to express our sincere gratitude for the swift and professional management fo the sale of our property listed above.

We had previously had the property in the hands of another agent and company for almost ten months with little communication, other than that initiated by us, and with limited buyer interest.

We couldn’t believe it when you had secured a purchaser for us at the price we wanted within two weeks – quite amazing!

We would recommend your services to any prospective client and we will certainly be contacting you in the future for further business. Thank you again for your professionalism and preparedness to go that extra yard to secure our sale.

Peter & Phyllis Ragenovich


3 November 2007

Dear Toby,

We are ecstatic about selling our home in 5 days and over the asking price too!! Thank you for making the selling process so smooth and stress free for the family.

You kept us completely informed at every step of the way from initial enquiries to giving a thorough debrief after every inspection. No question was too minor or trivial to give it your full attention. 

I have no hesitation in recommending you as an agent to friends and colleagues – your refreshing attitude and trustworthy nature is fantastic.

Well done Toby.

Angela Phillips


17 December 2007

Dear Toby,

A little note seems hardly adequate to thank you for your contribution to our fabulous Christmas party on the weekend. It is difficult to put into words how very special this day is and how much it means to our families, except to say that when your Christmas’ together are limited you want to make the most of them. Around one third of the families that attended on Sunday were bereaved families – which says something very special about the community that Bears Cottage creates for these mums and dads, brothers and sisters.

I wanted to let you know just how our kids and their families, as well as the staff and volunteers of Bear Cottage, appreciated your contribution to our Christmas celebrations. Your donation of providing, at such short notice, a marquee for our Christmas party contributed to a fabulous festive event and kept our hard working catering team protected from the sun.

Every year we are overwhelmed by the generosity of people in supporting this event. This year we had almost 200 guests and still were able to run this event without spending any money dedicated to running the Bear Cottage. This is only possible through the immense generosity of people like you. Each year Christmas at the Bear Cottage gets better – and this year was incredible. This is largely due to the generosity of people such as you giving their time, talents and resources to put a smile on the faces of our precious children and their families.

Thanks so much for all of your ongoing support, hard work and thoughtfulness.

Janet Burk
Play Therapist


30 January 2006 

Dear Toby,

Firstly i would like to thank you on behalf of my mother and my aunt, for the swift and decisive marketing and sale of my aunt’s unit in Darley Road, Manly.

Initially we had reservations about employing someone so young, without a long history of marketing appraisal and sales in the Manly area. However we were delighted with the relatively short time taken to sell the property, at the price we were happy with.

We appreciate that you put in effort by keeping us all informed, and offering to help us out in any way you could, particularly since we reside in QLD. This made the selling process more enjoyable and positive that we anticipated.

Once again, thank you very much for your diligence and efforts, and we wish you every success with future clients.

Yours sincerely,
Nicoline Demisch


1 November 2006

Dear Toby,

We are writing to thank you so much for the enormous effort you have put in towards the successful sale of our unit in Dee Why. From our first phone call to Raine & Horne Balgowlah, you impressed us with your enthusiasm and optimism in obtaining the best possible sale price – and you definitely came through!

Your bottom figure in your expected range was still well above another agency’s top figure, which obviously displays your sound knowledge of the marketplace. As a result, our unit was sold at a price that we were very happy with. Also, your assistance with the negotiations along the way including the matter of the last minute sale price ‘adjustments’, the buyer moving in under-license, while also keeping our tenant happy during all the inspections, was superb.

We would like to wish you and the agency every success for the future and have absolutely no hesitation in recommending you to anyone wanting to sell their property – they would be in very safe, capable and enthusiastic hands.

Yours sincerely
Greg & Jane Iacono


14 October 2005

Dear Toby

Kirsten and I would like to thank you very much for the service you (and Raine & Horne Balgowlah) provided in selling our property (212 Sydney Road, Fairlight).

We both felt you fulfilled all that was promised and more, provided a very professional service, and were available for discussion at any time. You have also made yourself freely available for after sale service, for which we are very grateful. 

We would have no hesitation in using your services again and highly recommend you to any prospective client.

Yours faithfully
Richard Sarkies


12 April 2004

Attn: Toby Hutton

I am writing to express my most sincere thanks to you and your team achieving the recent sale of my property at 22 Moore Road, Harbord. Your assistance in helping co-ordinate trades’ people and your tips for helping me present my property throughout the campaign certainly assisted with the sale. I was pleased with your professionalism and honesty and most of all for being ‘straight up’ with me when other agencies in the area proved not as reliable.

Once again thank you for helping me move into my next challenge.

Debra Dickey



Dear Toby,

I wish to thank you for the concerted effort you put into selling my home which was reflected in the outstanding result you achieved for me.

From our initial meeting I was confident that you would deliver what was promised and I can gladly say that you exceeded my expectations. You managed to achieve an excellent price for my house in a considerably quick time frame. Your efforts to help me find a new property to purchase after the sale were also greatly appreciated.

Having completed a number of real estate transactions I can confidently say you and your team have made the sale of my home the most enjoyable and successful transaction to date.

I have no hesitation in recommending you to any prospective clients and wish you every success in the future.

Yours sincerely
Gabrielle Robertson



Dear Toby,

Finally I’m settled into my new house and m now taking the time to reflect on the past year and its trials & tribulations.

After an unsuccessful campaign to sell my house that lasted many months, I had taken my house off the market. After speaking with friends, they suggested that I change agencies and recommended I speak to you.

To start with I was hesitant about entering into the fray of selling again, but I soon realized that you are quite an exceptional young man and very professional in every aspect of your business.

Right from the start you were very positive that you would sell my house and sure enough, you managed to not only sell the house, but to secure a price that was well above my expectations.

Thank you very much for all your hard work and I wish you many more successes in your career, good health and of lots of happiness in future years.

Kind regards,
Marta Kaderavek




Then we would like to recommend Toby Hutton to any property owner that is considering selling their property.

Toby was able to set a price range for our property that was higher that other agents we approached. In very quick time after putting our property on the market, he was able to achieve the top price we were asking. Toby kept in touch with us at all times and was available to whenever we needed to contact him. Toby kept us up to date with progress on exchanging contracts, which he also achieved in quick time.

Once again we highly recommend Toby Hutton for your Real Estate needs.

Yours faithfully,
J.V. and K.E. GALE