What Steve's clients are saying
Head and Shoulders Above! Navigating a first property purchase is daunting, luckily I was navigating it with Steve & Daniel. These two stand out head and shoulders above other agents with the level of genuine care and commitment they have. They're friendly, honest and open with conversations that feel more like picking up the phone to a trusty (and expert!) friend. No question or request I ever had was too big or small for them. They happily gave me their time, knowledge and transparent answers so that I could be confident in my own decisions with no pressure or uncertainty. I would confidently recommend them and without doubt engage them myself in the future.
Impeccable professionalism! Steve is a knowledgeable, professional and confident agent who guided us throughout the whole journey of selling our first property. From the initial appraisal to the signing of the contract, he always communicated the processes, details and information clearly. He makes the whole process of selling smooth. Steve works hard to sell at a premium and is a professional at his job! Thanks Steve! We will be using your services again.
PHOEBE & FILIPE PAIVA
We worked with both Steve and Daniel Cakmak on the sale of our property. As with Daniel we found all communication, campaign planning, strategies to be explained to us carefully and we were completely confident in Steve's hands. He has a warm friendly personal approach along with a determined and professional attitude to the job at hand. We were totally prepared for Auction with Steve and Daniel's help and felt completely confident they had prepared both us and the campaign extremely well.
Despite having multiple ties to other local agents, we engaged Dan and Steve to sell our apartment in Artarmon as we felt immediately comfortable and confident in their approach. Right from the outset we greatly appreciated their personal, supportive manner, particularly as we had not sold before.
Their transparency, experience and knowledge of the local market left us very comfortable we'd made the right choice and distinguished them from other agents. Every step of the way we felt informed and prepared for auction day, and the result took care of itself, going well above our reserve and expectations.
We would highly recommend Dan and Steve for their honesty, friendliness and professional approach to selling. Not only did they understand and acknowledge our views and desires, they respectfully guided us through the process, leveraging their experience and networks to get the best outcome.
ROGER & GEMMA
Steve and Daniel were terrific--great communication, good plan, solid expertise and very helpful throughout the process. We sold long-distance and they took care of absolutely everything. Highly recommended! They made the whole experience as easy as possible.
YUSUF & MERYL
Steven is extremely pleasant to work with. He has demonstrated his professionalism throughout the whole sale process and would highly recommend his service.
We recently enlisted the help and guidance of Daniel and Steven at McConnell Bourn to sell our home in North Willoughby ‘off market’. Due to the rapidly changing conditions we were keen not to commit ourselves to a full market campaign but initially just wanted to ‘test the market’. Daniel & Steven both made themselves available very quickly to come in and asses our property and provide valuable price guide feedback and within a couple of days had 6 groups through, all committed buyers who had missed out on recent comparable sales in our area. Whilst we had a couple of strong offers on the table quite quickly, they encouraged us not to accept any offers too quickly and were very good in managing the prospective buyers so we had another week to exhaust all other potential options. As it would happen, they had 4 additional groups through the following weekend and the eventual buyer was one who came through the second weekend so we were very thankful for their advice to give it another week. Throughout the whole process they would call us daily with feedback so we always felt we were being provided with up to date information and never ‘out of the loop’.
The whole process was done in 3 weeks (with 2 open inspections and a week of negotiating) for a price that we were very happy with when put up against comparable sales in the area that had all run auction campaigns. This meant our family were still able to live comfortably in our home and successfully sell, so I think it was as stress free as selling a home could be!
From the first visit Daniel and Steve were professional, friendly and clearly capable. Due to personal circumstances, I had to leave them to their own devices during much of the campaign, but their regular and informative communications ensured that I knew what was going on at every point in time. I learned to trust them, because they never let me down, and toward auction my confidence was complete. I was not disappointed – everything went like a dream with Vic running a hugely professional auction with an excellent result. The formalities were all taken care of in the moment as well – I did not have to worry about a thing. I recommend Daniel and Steve Cakmak to all vendors and am happy to be contacted for references.
The first time we sold a property with Steve and Daniel it was in the boom when records broke themselves. They communicated well and we got way more than we thought for our unit.
So when time came to sell our house, we didn't think twice about getting Steve and Daniel on board. However the market was tougher, and we were really unsure about whether the strategy was right. However, what's great about Steve and Daniel is they treated us with great respect, they didn't try and railroad us on tough decisions (like many other agents do). They provide honest advice and in the end they helped us achieve a very good result in comparison to the local market.
They attended every open house, arrived early to every meeting, and called often to update us on what was going on. I also think they acted with integrity and a respect for the buyers and potential buyers.
LEO & REBECCA
We have used Steve & Daniel Cakmak for the sale of two properties over the past few years, and they are absolutely brilliant. Professional, knowledgeable, and responsive, they are great communicators and work tirelessly to get the best results every time. We have absolutely no hesitation in giving them the highest possible recommendation. In addition to superb customer service, they were able to steer the process to a extremely satisfactory conclusion all while managing the process of getting the properties ready for sale while we already living overseas. No need to look any further for the agents of choice: in the Cakmak team you have exactly what you need!
Very quick in responding and resolving questions. Pleasure to deal with. Thank you.
"I chose Daniel to sell my property because I trust him like a friend. Just like a friend, that trust is gained over time. Daniel has been keeping in contact and presenting us with precisely relevant properties, matching our desired check list and price point, for over 3 years. He went as far as letting us know about properties that weren't his, yet he knew we might like. No other agent has ever been able to match the combination of his excellent property knowledge with his natural connection and bond with us. Selling our property that we held for 20 years was a big deal to us, so we chose Daniel over other agents because we trust him. That trust paid off, as Daniel and his brother Steve really went above and beyond guiding us through over the months of planning and preparation we put them through. We set the bar pretty high, but I believe fairly, and their immense effort from Daniel and Steve paid off on auction day. I highly recommend Daniel and his brother Steve (they come as a well running package), especially if you care about such an important transaction. Be upfront and they'll rise to the challenge."
Never a problem and as this is my third purchase from the Cakmak duo, it shows how I value them. Exudes confidence and ability in Estate Agent matters.
ATHELSTON PTY LTD
We engaged Daniel and Steve as agents to sell our property in Artarmon as we had become acquainted with them through our search for a new home and felt as though we could trust them to act in our best interests. Not only did they act in our best interests but they exceeded all our expectations every step of the way in keeping us fully informed throughout the process, always being available for any questions we had and 100% honest in dealings with both us and potential buyers. Daniel and Steve made it such a smooth and stress-free selling process that we would have absolutely no hesitation in both recommending them and working with them again. Oh, and they managed to achieve a record price for sales in our street for us!!
BEN & IVY
What can we say? You were amazing and surpassed all expectations. Phenomenal.
Steve was recommended to us by our neighbours, and as first time sellers in Sydney, we decided it was best to go with someone who had been endorsed by friends. From day one Steve was professional, efficient, on time, and knowledgeable. He teamed up with his brother Daniel to sell our home and together they were the Dream Team. We never felt pressured, we never felt doubt about our conversations with them – they were honest, open and refreshingly upfront. During the entire process we felt 100% in the picture and fully informed, things were not glossed over or exaggerated – discussions were always free and frank.
Selling during COVID-19 was always going to be risky, but, the time was right for us so we needed to give it a go. We followed the advice provided by Steve and Dan – about the presentation of our property and the best way to market it in these uncertain times. Their advice was spot on and they achieved a sale for us that we hadn’t even dared to hope for. We cannot thank them enough and we will sing their praises to anyone who wants to listen! They have restored our faith that there are Agents out there that care, want to help, can be professional and are always ‘above the line’. Thank you so much Steve and Dan – you are both super stars.
CARLA AND ANDREW
Steve (and his brother Daniel) provided an impeccable level of service during my recent sale of my property in Artarmon. Great market knowledge, outstanding communication and excellent marketing resulted in a result that was superb. Plus, they're great guys! I wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone looking for real estate services on the lower North Shore.
Friendly, genuine and helpful. It was such a pleasure working with Steve and Dan, the Cakmak brothers, in selling our property. Steve was fantastic in keeping us informed about everything that was happening, with daily phone calls and weekly meetings. He was very patient in answering all our questions, an excellent communicator and was always optimistic when situations arose. He made genuine recommendations with our best interests in mind. Steve and Dan make a great team, as they each have their own strengths and it was such a pleasant experience working with them. I highly recommend them if you are looking for experienced and genuine agents to get the highest price for the sale of your property!
We had more affiliation with Daniel for this property however when we met Steve at the open home inspections, he was approachable and professional. He was knowledgeable about the property as he answered our questions.
I came to know Daniel and Steven Cakmak through various home sales in my neighbourhood over the last couple of years. I was impressed by the way they conducted open inspections and auctions with a warm, open and informative manner, and the thoroughness of their networking and follow-ups.
When I decided to sell a small property outside the local area, I turned to Daniel and Steven, who gave me excellent information and advice about that specific market, best timing, preparation and marketing strategies. They were able to recommend a very competent, well-priced local conveyancer and also referred me to a project manager who was able to deliver a comprehensive renovation to a strict deadline.
Despite selling during a rapidly falling and uncertain market, Daniel and Steven maintained a positive and energetic approach, following up on all leads in a methodical and creative manner and achieving a well-qualified sale within our target sale period. They were true to their word, giving my small property full attention, handling prospective buyers with integrity and striking the right balance of enthusiasm and encouragement, without pressure. I felt confident of their knowledge, judgement and negotiating skills throughout the process and would be happy to buy or sell with them again.
Steve was lovely to deal with. He kept us well informed in the lead up to auction.
CARLA & ROGER
Steve and Daniel were our agents for the sale of our property. It was complicated being family owned and involved a number of people. They handled this with skill and expertise. Their advice proved to be faultless. They worked unstintingly on our behalf and were in constant communication - nothing was too much trouble. They achieved a great price for us which was also a record in the building. Importantly, we found them to be totally ethical and trustworthy. Many thanks, Steve & Daniel.
Daniel was an absolute pleasure to work with - he is friendly, professional, respectful and patient. We know him from when we first started looking at properties in the area a few years ago, but did not end up buying through him. Nevertheless, he would reach out to us every so often to ask how things are going. At our request, he came past to look at our apartment and offered advice on market trends but never pressured us in any way. When we decided it was time to sell, he walked us through the process, and ensured we were clear on all aspects of the sale. He is very knowledgeable of the market and always made sure to set realistic expectations. We had some reservations about his methods, but trusted him and are glad we did as it was a great result. From when we signed the agency agreement, to the day of auction and beyond, his communication was top-notch. He would call us with an update almost every day and was succinct and informative. He is very approachable and always made us feel at ease to contact him as needed. We plan to continue to keep in touch with him and Steve and would highly recommend the Cakmaks.
Great agent, professional service. Good communication skills.
MERRY & DAVID
Pleasure to work with Steve and Daniel
ANGELO DI BENEDETTO
Steve was professional and helpful at all times during our purchase process.
Steve and I had been working together for more than 12 months and during that time we had many interactions. During this time Steve was always affable and happy to speak with my wife and I. I found the whole process of purchasing a property with him to be pleasant and as often is not the case he maintained his professionalism throughout the process.
BEN & SHELLEY
Daniel Cakmak has helped me immensely throughout the whole process of both buying and selling. He consistently gave willing advice, has been available for questions and pointed me towards properties I might like, even when they were not on his books. He went above and beyond in helping me through the auction process. Both Steven and Daniel were well-presented, relational, reliable and readily available with their time and assistance. Working seemingly tirelessly in selling my apartment, staying calm and dedicated through a difficult period and were assisted in gaining a great price. I would recommend their services to any potential seller.
Professional and helpful, would be happy to buy or sell with Steve as the agent.
Steve conducted the most effective marketing campaign for the sale of our unit from the start to the end. He kept us informed about the potential buyers with their feedback on a daily basis and was able to negotiate a sale price far more than we expected due to his knowledge, communication skills and hard work during this very difficult economic times. Over many years we have bought and sold a few
properties but none compared with the experience we had with Steve.
My buying experience was easy and stress free. Steve is a professional and helpful agent.
I really felt at ease having Steve look after the sale of our apartment. He is always
friendly, professional and committed to the very best outcome for all involved. It
was great to have someone that was not only very easy to talk to but with a huge
amount of knowledge about the Artarmon area. Honestly the whole process of
selling our place was way less stressful because of his hard work. I highly
recommend considering Steve as your agent, you will not be disappointed!
My sister and I are very grateful to have been associated with both Steve & Daniel Cakmak during the sale of our mother’s apartment. As it was a deceased estate, it was responded with understanding & excellent guidance. Being fairly inexperienced in the selling of property, we found we were able to rely on them totally to manage the process with the best possible outcome as a result. We received far more for the apartment than we had imagined possible & feel that our mother would have been very pleased with the result.
VENDOR'S AT 19/7 BROUGHTON ROAD
Steve is a personable young man with an interest in his profession. His technical side shone through in his production of a video that was made available to prospective buyers. I can recommend him highly.
Selling our home whilst we had two young children was never going to be a fun process; however, Daniel and Steve Cakmak went out of their way to make it as smooth a process as possible. They have a full disclosure policy – they will tell you what every single person thought of your place; what they liked about it; what they didn’t like; and, whether they were still interested.
Having all available information at hand made making the tricky decisions so much easier as you felt as much in control of the process as was possible. They bent over backwards to answer all of our questions; were able to meet at times that were convenient for us; and were always available to answer any and every question that we might have. They guided us through the process and only ever made recommendations that were in our best interests.
Throughout the campaign they checked in with us just about daily to provide updates on how things were going or just to make sure that we were still coping! The honesty and integrity shown by Daniel and Steve, whilst selling our place, means that we would highly recommend them to anyone.
Though sad to farewell our beloved home we could not be happier that we chose Daniel and Steve Cakmak as our selling agents.
SARAH & BRETT
Dear Steve and Daniel,
Thanks for your great efforts in achieving the marvelous result for the property, prior to auction.
From our first meeting I appreciated your advice in the setting of a price range and determining a marketing strategy. I consider the marketing material was first class.
Also, I appreciated your regular contact to keep me aware, during this at as times stressful period, of the interest being shown by potential buyers.
Again, thanks for your hard work, particularly over the last few days, to complete the sale.
Steve's market knowledge is fantastic, however, what sets Steve apart from other real estate agents is his excellent communication skills, not just with myself as the vendor, but also with all prospective buyers. Steve also possesses the greatest level of attention to details, all in all a phenomenal real estate agent.
Steve was fantastic throughout the whole sale process. He tirelessly put in a lot of effort to get us a result. The daily updates where excellent to see how we were tracking and if there was any developments. Would highly recommend them to anyone.
Steve and Daniel are pro-active, passionate and professional and we can't recommend them highly enough. Steve and Daniel's regular communication was flawless and we felt informed about how our campaign was progressing every step of the way. What's more is that they are strategic in their approach from everything including the marketing to how they were going to achieve the best price for our property. After a not so favorable experience selling our last property, it was refreshing to find agents who we could trust and who we had complete faith in. The proof of course is in the end result, and Steve and Daniel helped us to achieve a great price for our property, which was a record for our townhouse complex.
BELINDA & ADAM
We have known Steve for some time and he was a fantastic agent to sell our unit
through. He gave us clear advice on what prospective buyers would be interested in, where our property sat on the market and how to work through the final negotiations for sale.
Firstly I would like to thank you for the fantastic job you did with the selling process for my property. I knew you would be good; if you can sell yourself to me, you would definitely be able to sell my property. You were professional and made life very easy for me, taking the whole thing on without me having to do anything at all.
I would recommend you to anyone.
Both Steve and Daniel ran an effective and professional campaign in the recent successful sale of my house. In these difficult times of COVID19 when buyer numbers and price expectations have fallen they were able to achieve a price which I was happy with. They are a team with a naturally friendly demeanor and very professional approach to their marketing. Their excellent communication with me
and local real estate knowledge kept me in the loop and reassured me I had the right choice of selling agent. I definitely recommend any buyer or seller to engage them as their agents
Steve was friendly and approachable. Willing to help, give advice and was very sensitive and respectful in all my dealings with him. His mature and generous approach made me very satisfied with using him to sell my apartment. I would do it again.
We have worked with many real estate companies and agents in Sydney over the past eight years and Daniel and Steve are a world apart from anyone we've worked with before.
They not only got our property sold at a price above our expectations, but they were also a pleasure to deal with. Their proactive-ness, daily updates, weekly reports and clarity at every step of the way made the sale process a lot less stressful than my past experiences with other agents.
Daniel always went out of his way to help us answer all our questions and patiently spent hours on the phone with us.
He also helped us answer questions and search for our new home, even when he didn't really have to.
Selling/buying a property is one of the biggest decisions anyone will ever make and with Daniel and Steve you are in good hands!
KHUSH & TESH
The Cakmak boys were absolutely fantastic throughout the whole process of selling my unit in Artarmon. I had purchased another place so there was pressure on to sell the unit. Steve & Daniel conducted themselves in a professional and calm way which relieved the stress around my situation. Communication and keeping me informed was also something Steve promised he would deliver and he most certainly did. I felt confident in their abilities as agents and in the end we got a great outcome which can be attributed to the hard work and follow through we received from the Cakmaks. Would happily recommend them to family and friends.
BEN & ANA
Steve and Daniel Cakmak sold our property under the most testing conditions in Australian real estate history. Having met with them and agreed to go to auction mid April 2020 all auctions were banned and group inspections replaced with strictly controlled viewing by individual appointment.
Throughout this difficult period Steve and Daniel remained committed and enthusiastic, working tirelessly on our behalf. They ably and cheerfully managed a process that could otherwise have been extremely stressful. Appointments were time blocked for our convenience, prospects were followed-up assiduously, we were kept fully informed of progress and opportunities, and we ended up with three highly competitive offers within days of our planned auction. If you want results delivered in a highly professional manner – whatever the challenge – these are the guys to go to.
MICHELE & PHILIP
We recently engaged Steve and Daniel Cakmak to manage the sale of our property. This was one of the best decisions we have made, and the result they achieved was a reflection of their outstanding knowledge and hard work over the course of the campaign. We recommend Steve and Daniel Cakmak to anyone who is thinking of selling their property, and am confident that they will achieve the best possible results for anyone they work with. We will be recommending them to anyone we know selling property in the area, and will only be using them should we need to sell again in the future...
LEO & REBECCA
Exudes confidence and ability in Estate Agent matters.
ATHELSTON PTY LTD
Steve was recommended to us by our neighbours, and as first time sellers in Sydney, we decided it was best to go with someone who had been endorsed by friends. From day one Steve was professional, efficient, on time, and knowledgeable. He teamed up with his brother Daniel to sell our home and together they were the Dream Team. We never felt pressured, we never felt doubt about our conversations with them – they were honest, open and refreshingly upfront. During the entire process we felt 100% in the picture and fully informed, things were not glossed over or exaggerated – discussions were always free and frank. Selling during COVID-19 was always going to be risky, but, the time was right for us so we needed to give it a go. We followed the advice provided by Steve and Dan – about the presentation of our property and the best way to market it in these uncertain times. Their advice was spot on and they achieved a sale for us that we hadn’t even dared to hope for. We cannot thank them enough and we will sing their praises to anyone who wants to listen! They have restored our faith that there are Agents out there that care, want to help, can be professional and are always ‘above the line’. Thank you so much Steve and Dan – you are both super stars.
We just want to pass on our sincere gratitude in helping us sell our townhouse recently. From the outset you were both upfront, honest and there was no BS like with other agents we had approached.
As the campaign continued, you made the relevant and necessary contact with us to keep us up to date & informed on proceedings. At all times you made the process easy and you were both so easy to deal with.
We are greatly thankful for all your time and efforts with our sale and we were extremely happy with the end result. We bought from you and are so glad we sold with you.
We would have no hesitation in recommending your services and experience to family, friends or anyone for that matter!!
You both have become our friends for life and looked forward to having you over for a BBQ in our new place.
PETER & STEPHANIE
Since selling my townhouse and with your team’s wonderful assistance getting a very competitive price with which to go forward, it has been a roller-coaster year!
I do appreciate the attention you gave and the work you all put in to achieve the sale outcome. I had not sold before and buying and selling in this day and age is a different proposition to 30 plus years ago. Purchasing where you need to buy is so much harder now and people are beginning to despair of getting a first property...
Thank you all for making the road so much easier.
Steve and Daniel Cakmak recently sold our two bedroom townhouse in Artarmon. We were impressed with them from start to finish. We met with them initially to discuss what they could offer. We mentioned that we were meeting with another agent, they were very professional and encouraged us to do thorough research which showed real integrity.
Throughout the entire process they were always available to answer our questions, no matter how small or stupid! They provided a detailed level of information at every step along the way which eased any stress or anxiety we may have felt.
We always felt complete trust and confidence in Steve and Daniel's experience and strategy.
On top of everything we enjoyed working with them and developed a strong rapport during the process. We know they will continue to be successful. We are more than happy to recommend them to any potential vendors in the future.
JULIA & JASON
Daniel and Steve Cakmak were the absolute right choice for me when selling my home. Their attention to detail, communication and commitment made it a pleasure to work together. Their expert knowledge were an absolute asset to my sale in these uncertain times.
Having Steve and Daniel as our agents was the best thing we could have done.
Their knowledge of the market was spot on! This in turn gave us the confidence to follow their sales strategy and trust they had it covered. That being said, all
campaigns are never certain, so it was equal measures of their understanding of
our needs and concerns and simply being extremely personable.
Bottom line, they are truly professional and they are the guys you want in your
Steve is a personable, well presented young man who displays an interest in his profession. His technical side shone through in his production of a video that was made available to prospective buyers. I can highly recommend him.
Steve and Daniel are really genuine down to earth guys; what you see is what you get. They were so supportive for the years leading up to our sale helping us in our new property search, people to bounce ideas off of, nothing was too much trouble. They always provided balanced thinking through out our current sale and felt really safe in their hands. So much so, our whole family will miss the regular interactions and laughs we had!
TIMOTHY & SIOBHANN