Director / Licenced Real Estate Agent
Toby Hutton is committed to exceeding his clients’ expectations, by mixing his local knowledge of the Northern Beaches with his exceptional negotiation skills, experience, innovative marketing and enthusiasm. His results have been outstanding.
A lifelong Northern Beaches resident, he knows the area like the back of his hand and has been recording spectacular sales figures for over 15 years, with the distinction of setting numerous street and apartment complex records.
He puts his success down to his comprehensive market knowledge, including sale prices, amenities and services which enables him to sell the Northern Beaches lifestyle and in turn, have buyers emotionally attached, competitive and in the mood. It has resulted in a near-perfect auction clearance rate of 90%, which is the envy of the industry.
Toby’s strong communication skills and integrity combined with his consistently exceptional results have been rewarded with his induction into the exclusive Raine and Horne “Chairman’s Club” 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 for elite sales people and his appointment as a Director of Raine and Horne Manly.
Toby's refreshingly honest approach combined with his hardworking ethic has resulted in hundreds of satisfied clients, and his ability to listen to the vendor’s ideas, wishes and concerns all translates to a better return for you. Choose Toby and choose to “Experience Success”.
“ Block record within 8 days! This is the second property you’ve sold for me, and again you’ve exceeded my expectations of what to expect from a real estate agent. It would be easy to put your success down to a red-hot market but as you know, the buyers we had were anything but easy to deal with. Not once did you waver in your confidence and not once did I question your abilities to pull this across the line. You made this happen and I have no doubt about that. There are great real estate agents out there Toby, but you’re the elite. Thank you. ”
“ Hi Toby, I actually don't know where to start in thanking you for the awesome result we got for the sale of our apartment in North Curl Curl. I have been buying and selling property both here and in the UK for 30 years now and I can safely say you are the most professional real estate person I have ever worked with. Not only are you a true professional you are a pleasure to work with, I appreciated your advice and insight into the market. I felt our concerns were listened to and addressed and also appreciated the time you spent time to build the high level of trust with us throughout the process. Once again thank you and I have no hesitation in recommending you and your team. Kind regards, Michelle Kershaw ”
“ Toby was the agent that sold us our home and he did a great job. There was a three day negotiation period over the weekend and Toby kept us informed and aware of the situation as and when it changed. We felt very well informed and we were extremely thankful. Buying the family home is immensely stressful and Toby was understanding and compassionate the whole way through. We are extremely thankful to Toby and Steph for their great work - as we got our dream home! Suzanne Tobin ”
“ 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 ”
“ 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 ”
“ 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 ”
“ When Toby sold our home in Mona Vale recently we knew we couldn't have put ourselves in a better set of hands. Toby's honesty, integrity, insight and knowledge are impeccable and in the business world the qualities he possesses can be rare. We knew what was happening, where our campaign was at and what the market response was every step of the way. Toby has an ability to turn the stress of selling your home into an enjoyable activity. The engagement Toby provided us with as the client made you feel as though you were his most valuable client and we trusted his every judgement. We would not hesitate to recommend Toby to future buyers and sellers and we will definitely seek out his expertise in realestate in the future. Sincerely, Sam and Myles ”
“ RE: Five Star Service From Toby Hutton and Team!! My wife and I recently sold our 2 bedroom unit at Balgowlah for a price that we are over the moon about with a lot of thanks to Toby’s honest advice, professionalism through the whole campaign, enthusiasm on the properties features and making extra times for inspections on top of his already 3 inspections scheduled weekly. We would definately use Toby in the future and are happy to recommend him to friends and family. Overall top agent that strives to exceed the client’s expectations. Sincerely, Mark Lawler ”
“ Dear Toby, Thank you very much for the effort you put into selling my Manly unit. Your professionalism, clear communication and straightforward advice made a somewhat daunting process seem easy and free of stress. Right from our initial consultation your extensive experience and market knowledge was apparent and your recommendations on preparing the property for market were spot on. Throughout the campaign I was kept well informed of progress and you and your team provided immediate responses to all of my questions. I am ecstatic at the result you achieved which, at $230,000 above the reserve, well exceeded my wildest expectations. Your success, I believe, is a result of your excellent negotiating skills, sheer dedication and hard work - you even held open inspections every Sunday! Toby, you are professional, genuine and a pleasure to deal with. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending you to anyone that is planning to sell their property. Thanks again for the outstanding result! Kind regards, Wendy Buckingham ”
“ Exaclty what you're looking for in an agent! My husband and I have been involved with the sale and purchase of several properties over the years and have come to experience the good and the bad of the process as a whole. This time around, we were fortunate to have had Toby running the show and we can honestly say it was all good. He was personable, friendly, and communicated very well with us throughout the process. He went above and beyond what we'd come to expect from an agent and, although we hope we won't be selling again any time soon, if we do, contacting Toby will be the first thing we do as his results were exceptional. ”
“ Raine and Horne Manly were my agents of choice to initially rent and finally market and sell my Mothers unit at Manly. A unit that had been in the family for 42 years. Right from the start, the Manly Raine & Horne team were professional, compassionate, caring, friendly, truthful, obliging & so helpful with everything. Where do I start, renting Mum’s property, hats off to Marlena Sait. Marlena was just amazing, nothing was ever a problem. Then to the recent sale of 10/22-26 Cliff St Manly, this 42 year old unit was still in its original state. Marlena advised me to do a “tidy” to prepare Mum’s unit for sale. Paint, new carpet, new lights, blinds & hired furniture, the unit looked fantastic. Then came Toby Hutton, how professional is this guy, in the way he presents himself & on behalf of Raine & Horne. Toby gave me confidence & explained the auction process so I was well informed on what would happen on the day of the auction, even giving me senarios. He constantly gave me updates on the marketing campaign, always giving me hope he would sell this unit for its best possible price. Toby returned all my calls & emails the same day, even one day that Toby was out of the office, he had his personal assistant call me with updates. Some of these call were well after close of business and it was nothing to receive an email after 9pm. Now the auction day, the auctioneer had the unit sold in what seemed like minutes, it was like we were all in a movie, too crazy to explain. So exciting, the end result, a price far greater than we could believe. Well done Toby Hutton & your team at Raine & Horne Manly, we are about to knock on your door yet again, for your assistance in finding a new investment property for you to manage for my Mum. Thank you all so much for your friendship throughout this whole process, which I thought would be a nightmare, but you made it such a dream. ”
“ Toby Hutton was confident right from the beginning that he would achieve a successful outcome for the sale of my home in Manly. As soon as he was appointed the agent, he recommended several companies to prepare the house for sale. Not only were they prompt but they provided excellent service. I would highly recommend Toby & his team, Stephanie & Mark for anyone looking for piece of mind when selling their home. Toby achieved an outstanding result & I couldn't be happier! ”
“ Raine & Horne Manly recently sold one of our investment properties after managing it for over 12 years. Firstly, Marlena Sait and her team are amazing managing agents. We have never had a bad tenant in any of our properties and the rents have always been paid on time. As an added bonus, Marlena's network of tradesman for repairs and maintenance have always carried out great work at competitive pricing. I would have no hesitation in recommending Raine & Horne Manly as managing agents. As a sales agent, Toby Hutton talked the talk and fully backed it up with a very professional team. Not once did Toby set any unrealistic expectations or attempt to back away from original promises. Toby kept us informed two to three times a week with open for inspection results and potential purchaser questions. And come auction day, everything went exactly to plan as the hammer fell right within the price bracket we 'ideally hoped' to achieve. In a business world where customer service seems to have taken a back seat due to to undercut pricing, it was very refreshing to see that Raine & Horne Manly continued to put their customer first, while maintaining a very competitive pricing strategy. I could not be more satisfied! Thank you Raine & Horne Manly. ”
“ A massive thank you to Toby & the team at Raine&Horne Manly, we couldn't have asked for a better team to take us through the process of selling our family home. Your guidance, advice & attention to detail was impeccable which resulted in an exceptional sale price for our property. The communication was constant & consistent even when we were overseas throughout the campaign. Then there was Auction day, our nerves were through the roof but they need not have been. Your calming words of advice were just what was needed & selling under the hammer was so exciting! The auctioneer was amazing & you & your staff were always on hand to answer any questions. Then, when we found a new home to purchase, Toby offered to attend the auction & bid on our behalf, what a legend! For anyone looking for a hardworking honed negotiator who knows the market like the back of his hand then look no further, Toby Hutton is your man. Thank you! ”
“ Having sold our previous property with Toby and Raine&Horne Manly we knew we were dealing with true professionals. From our initial meeting his notable understanding of the prevailing market conditions were ever present and his assistance in getting us to expertly promote our home was invaluable. From advising us about advertising, inspection times, pricing or even how to position our furnishings, his advice proved to be spot on the money! We were kept informed at every moment throughout the campaign which made the whole process so easy and the result come auction day was nothing short of AMAZING!! For anybody out there looking for an exceptional sale price and hassle free experience, look no further, Toby, Mark and their team! ”
“ Thank you so much to Toby Hutton and your experienced Raine & Horne team for the successful auction of our unit in Freshwater. Your marketing plan and display brochures were spot on along with your regular communication which to us was very professional and honest. Keeping us in formed was extremely important especially as we live nearly 200kms away from the unit. We have no hesitation in recommending Toby Hutton and his mainly team as selling agents. ”
“ So Unbelievably Great To Deal With. From the initial contact with the Agents, Toby and Marlena, I was impressed with their knowledge of the market, great experience and they are obviously a wonderful team. Marlena is so warm and approachable, such a lovely person, as well as professional. They made it so easy to go through the process and really set my property apart; I achieved a great deal better than my reserve price and I could totally trust their professionalism and commitment to our sale. I highly rate the service I received with Marlena and Toby at the helm of my selling campaign. ”
“ I’ve bought and now sold a property with Toby’s support. I felt I had a solid and confident adviser next to me at each step of the journey. I am now planning to sell my next one with him and his team and hopefully come back to the market in the near future with Toby guiding me. His team is also brilliant, they all have a very positive and can-do attitude. Thanks once again, Toby! ”
“ I could not recommend Toby Hutton from Raine & Horne Manly highly enough. Our family had the difficult task of selling our late grandfathers property and we had interviewed local Ashfield agents and were then recommended to speak with Toby due to his fundamental knowledge of the entire Sydney real estate market. I'm truly grateful of engaging Toby on this sale, his campaign strategy was leaps and bounds more thorough than even the local agents. At every stage, Toby and his team assisted & supported us with recommendations and referrals to excellent trades and suppliers to help us finish and stage the property for sale and then was constantly monitoring the market and communicated results and potential buyers on a daily basis throughout the campaign. They never took their eye off the ball once from start to finish. He was able to successfully work with only a handful of prospective buyers in what was unfortunately quite a sluggish market and put together a price and result that really was head and shoulders above anything we were expecting! A MASSIVE thanks to Toby, Mark and the Raine and Horne Manly team - they really looked after our family & I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking to sell anywhere north or south of the bridge. ”
“ This is the second time we have used Toby as our agent and again we were very impressed with his ability. Not only does Toby have all of the skills you would expect from an agent such as personability, knowledge of the market and hard-work ethic but he also has an amazing intuition and incisiveness about how to get the best outcome for everyone! ”
“ I met Toby 4 years ago when he was selling somone else’s property. I was so impressed with the way he handled himself and us, as prospective buyers, I made a note to use him when I needed to sell something. I’ve done just that and i’m not a bit disappointed with the outcome. This man has class and style and knows his stuff. An absolute pleasure to deal with on all levels. Unreservedly recommended! ”
“ We spoke with a number of agents before making a decision, and are so glad we chose to trust Toby with the sale of our unit. Toby put forward a thoughtful campaign strategy, tailored to suit our situation, and was professional and clear every step of the way. This was our first experience of selling a home, and Toby's hard-work on our behalf reassured us that we were in good hands. He navigated challenges with wisdom and insight, communicated regularly and gave sound advice. Ultimately, he secured a sale price at the far upper end of our range and well beyond what we had hoped for. We would wholeheartedly recommend Toby (and indeed, already have). ”
“ One of the best in the business! I would have no hesitation in recommending Toby and his team at Raine & Horne. In a difficult market, they successfully marketed and took our property to auction with an outstanding result. A concise and well run campaign to achieve well above our reserve. Communication was key and the result speaks for itself. Could not recommend these guys more highly. Thanks again! ”
“ Expectation Exceeded! When looking for an agent to list my property I was after someone who was going to be honest in their appraisal of the property, keep me "in the loop" and perform. While I was talking to Toby at our first meeting I realised that he was highly motivated and committed to real estate. During the process of listing the property and carrying out inspections he kept me informed of any feedback and prospects of a sale. He exceeded my expectation on the price that was obtained and the whole process from listing to exchange of contracts took just under 2 weeks. ”
“ Great Agent! Would recommend Toby in a heartbeat! Toby worked very hard in securing the sales of our property. Toby displayed lots of tenacity and chased up every lead with vigor. Toby also assisted in getting the unit for sale and always had our interest at heart. would thoroughly recommend Toby and his Agency. ”
“ Dear Toby and Team, your advice and guidance during our preparation of the property for sale greatly assisted us in being able to maximise the property’s potential and deliver a product which received a high level of market interest. Your market knowledge during this phase was invaluable. Once the marketing commenced the thoroughness of the efforts by you and your team ensured that the property received maximum exposure as evidenced by the many thousands of web enquiries, the over 100 personal inspections made, dozens of contracts issued and the fantastic turn out on auction day. The success of the campaign was reflected by the sale price achieved being roughly 20% above the level we originally anticipated. Lynda and I would not hesitate to recommend you to any prospective sellers in the area. ”
“ An Agent You Can Trust. After talking to many agents in the Northern Beaches, we decided to go with Toby despite him not usually selling properties in our area. From the get go, he impressed with great presentation skills and provided honest advice and feedback on our property and the likely price. He didn’t over promise, but listened to our goals in terms of what we were after. Once appointed, Toby and his team hit the ground running and we had a first inspection the following weekend. Toby was there for every inspection arriving early to set up and be ready. From there he conducted many out of hours inspections for potential buyers (even on a Sunday) and was constantly in touch with progress. Toby has a cool head and a lot of experience in negotiation, and skilfully worked with multiple potential purchasers to get the property sold prior to auction within 11 days of listing for an amount that was way over our target. The whole process would not have been smoother or better handled and we were just thrilled with the price we achieved. I would highly recommend Toby and his team, to sell your property be it in Manly or anywhere in the Northern Beaches. ”
“ Positive Experience Toby and the team were reliable, responsive, on time, and true to their commitments. They were easy to contact and fast to react. These are very important qualities for what can be a very stressful time in one’s life. They made buying this property a positive experience, and we respect Toby and the team, and we felt respected throughout the process. ”
“ Relaxed Smooth Sailing Toby was relaxed and easy to contact , I was able to negotiate with him as he was on my page. I have many investments . The one thing I noticed was that Toby was he is trustworthy and true to his word. Out of all my purchases, I was most comfortable and secure with Toby in the 30 years of buying property. ”
“ Best in the Business I had heard plenty of good things about Toby from people I trusted and he didn’t let them down. I have dealt with several real estate agents in the past but none as personable, none as knowledgeable and none who delivered on what he promised more than Toby or the staff at Raine and Horne Manly. There was constant dialogue, feedback and advice right throughout the process which was smooth and hassle-free. If I had another place to sell, I would not even consider going anywhere else. ”
“ Excellent Review of Toby Hutton We felt totally secure with Toby. As far as we’re concerned , he genuinely had our interests at heart & read the market perfectly. He’ll be our first choice for future real estate business. Sincerely yours, George & Patricia Metcalfe. ”
“ A Great Experience! I needed to sell my apartment (rather than wanted to) because of sudden life-changes, and Toby came to my rescue. He was recommended to me and I was not the least disappointed. From the start he was professional, committed and worked with me to get the price I needed in a super quick time. He was helpful and kind; I cannot recommend him highly enough. ”