Stephanie Lees has been a resident of Birchgrove since 1978. Her extensive knowledge of Birchgrove, Balmain, Rozelle and Lilyfield is first class and is coupled with a genuine love for the area.
Steph has witnessed the exponential growth and urban transformation of the area, from working class housing and light industry through to today’s vibrant highly sought after property market. Steph is raising her own young family in the area and connects intimately with new and existing residents.
Stephanie graduated from UTS with a Business Management degree majoring in Marketing and Human Resources and spent her younger professional life assisting a wide variety of people attain improved life goals. She is a superb people person with an articulate eye for detail.
It’s hard not to be interested in Real Estate if you live in the Inner West and Steph has always had an underlying passion for it. When the opportunity arose for her to join Peter Gordon, the area’s top agent, she grasped the opportunity and has never looked back. Her impact on the area extends to all avenues of the community. Her unique and warm personality ensureseveryone who deals with Stephanie is comfortable, confident and highly informed about any real estate decision to be made.
A natural communicator with a rare gift of matching the right people with the right property, Steph has an innate ability to help people achieve their goals and dreams.
"Steph, you could not have been more focused, helpful, enthusiastic and calm to all despite changing variables. She showed prospective buyers the house at all times of the day and night to fit in with their requirements. We were kept up to date with comments from those who inspected the property, positively and negatively, and felt constantly assured by Steph despite the downturn in the market. The property sold $280k over the reserve at auction. I can't recommend Steph Lees highly enough."
"I found Stephanie Lees to be very professional. She knows her stuff and is very dedicated and determined to get client satisfaction. She was always available to answer any questions and give her knowledgeable advice. Her 24/7, commitment was really appreciated. She was always going to be there till the end to see that we got the result we were looking for."
"Steph was credible and honest and worked all hours to sell our house. She got the best price at a time when there was a down turn in the market."
"Fastest negotiation on property I have ever had. saw Tuesday, exchanged Thursday. Good agent."
"Hard working, reliable agent. Helpful ideas in house presentation.Gave us a steadying confidence when the market softened a little. I have always had 2nd thoughts in using a real estate agent, but she helped take the stress out of selling and I would use her again."
"Stephanie from Cobden and Hayson, together with Peter Gordon ensured that the sale of our house was hassle-free whilst obtaining the best price in a HOT property market . Stephanie from recommending tradespeople to follow through of the work being done was always on top of her game . She not only organised everybody and everything but did it with a beautiful smile! Her professionalism, warmth and credibility will ensure that in future I will choose to partner with Cobden and Hayson, Balmain again."
"Although we didn't end up buying a property from Steph, we were seriously looking at a couple of properties she was selling. Steph was very professional and helpful, without being annoying, throughout the process. I would have liked Steph to sell our property, but unfortunately we were selling outside of the areas she works in."
"Steph was fantastic. She is very approachable, relaxed and cooperative. She went out of her way to show us the property again and to reassure and advise us about the area and the property itself."
"Sold recently with Peter Gordon and Stephanie Lees of Cobden and Hayson Balmain.Found both agents to be extremely professional,hardworking and honest in their feedback.Stephanie Lees in particular has great people skills and a pleasure to work with.Rate both highly."
"My husband and I met Steph very briefly before we decided to buy the property she was marketing. We were both instantly struck by her warmth, good humour and depth of knowledge of the area within which she works. Over the next 24 hours Steph assisted us as we negotiated the various steps required in buying a house and we found her to be unfailingly helpful, calm, courteous and an excellent communicator. Certainly as buyers we cannot recommend Steph highly enough."
"I cannot recommend Stephanie and Peter highly enough. I asked them to sell my house after such a positive experience buying a house that they were selling. I felt that whilst they were clearly trying to maximise the vendor’s outcome, they acted in such a way that everyone was really happy with the process and ultimate price. Steph and Peter’s deep experience and market knowledge are very clear, and their approach both meant a great outcome for me financially in selling but also took a lot of the stress out of the process. There were no surprises, they have a great network of tradesmen and stylists that I could access and they had great insights re market soundings and buyer interest, and as an added bonus they are both lovely to deal with and always displayed great integrity. I very much recommend them."
"Thank you to Stephanie for the effort that you put in as part of the Cobden and Hayson team, for the sale of our property in Manning St. Stephanie managed all aspects of the interactions between various parties such as solicitors and prospective purchasers, seamlessly. I would have no hesitation in recommending Stephanie to anyone who is looking for a pleasant and professional agent to manage the sale of a property."
"We bought and sold through C & H and Stephanie was part of both negotiations. She was reassuring, knowledgeable and helpful. We've had a significant amount of contact with various agents however we have a high regard for Stephanie. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone and would happily engage her for any future sales."
"I couldn't fault Stephanie's expertise in selling our house. She understood our requirements from the outset and communicated with us at all stages of the process. Her extremely hard work was evident and she helped us achieve a terrific price. I would definitely recommend Stephanie in selling your house."
"Stephanie's local knowledge, experience, sound advice and no-fuss attitude gave us confidence and comfort from the beginning. Peter, Steph and their team made the entire process far less stressful than it might have been in less capable hands. Any and all obstacles were handled in a pleasant, professional manner and without delay. This was no straightforward sale - involving complex dealings, old system title and a very anxious elderly mum. Their team displayed great sensitivity and thoughtfulness at all times and always sought to keep the whole process as seamless and stress-free as possible, especially for our mum. The same good things can be said of all the tradesmen and associated services that Steph organised on our behalf. Steph and Peter, through much hard work and determination, achieved a truly amazing result for us by sourcing and negotiating with a buyer at a level that meant we happily sold prior to auction. We can’t recommend them too highly or thank them enough."
"I’m thrilled and relieved about the sale of my house! Stephanie Lees was great. Thank you so much for your dedication and all the hard work you put in to the sale and the marketing. You made sure everything was running smoothly and on track at all times and I was kept informed of how things were going through good communication. As a vendor, it was great to know that I could call you any time with any questions or issues, and that you would have any problems sorted out for me so that I would have nothing to worry about in the process of the sale. I now know for certain that I made the best possible choice in giving you the job! "
"I was very pleased that I chose Steph to sell my property, she is a very friendly, capable agent who was unfailingly positive, who did everything required on time, and was a valuable support during my selling period. No matter what needed doing, Steph was there to do it. I was pleased with the auction result, and I have no hesitation in recommending Steph."
"Steph did a great job in showing a property at convenient times to us at short notice, with excellent communication throughout we secured our new home with no back and forth negotiating. Just a clear and honest approach. Steph is always on email/phone and I'd have no hesitation in using her again and recommending her!"
"Stephanie was completely awesome. Calm and knowledgeable with excellent client engagement skills. She really helped to keep my stress levels down. She went above and beyond her role - always available and even lending us some of her own gorgeous furniture to help present the house for inspections."
"It's a very difficult time to be a buyer at the moment but I honestly believe that Steph is looking out for whats best for us as a family as opposed to a quick sale. I can't say enough positive things about Steph - Cobden & Hayson are very lucky to have her."It's a very difficult time to be a buyer at the moment but I honestly believe that Steph is looking out for whats best for us as a family as opposed to a quick sale. I can't say enough positive things about Steph - Cobden & Hayson are very lucky to have her."