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REAL ESTATE EXPERIENCE
David is a Multi Award winning Real Estate Sales Consultant living in the Western suburbs all his life and successfully selling with LJ Hooker for over 21 years, which he is enjoying very much. Finishing 5 times in the top 10 Sales Consultant Auction Marketer of the Year SA 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009 & 2013. Customer satisfaction is something he holds in high regard and he continues to emphasise this important facet in superior marketing & negotiation skills, good communication within the sale process and an honest professional friendly approach in the achievement of the highest returns for your property. All from a local, with local knowledge, experience and passion to deliver.
David grew up in Henley South enjoying the beach, Henley Square and the lifestyle. His schooling was at Henley High School and he played football for H & O Old Scholars for several seasons before hanging up the boots. He played tennis locally and was a member of the Henley Sailing Club, racing his mosquito catamaran. David has been living in Lockleys for over 30 years and his children attended the local schools. Loving this wonderful location and all the lifestyle benefits of living peacefully and so close to all facilities.
He gained 13 years experience as a partner in a small transport business and also sold used trucks for a period. David was on the Governing Council at Underdale High School for 6 years. Having held the position of Chairman of the 2003 Multi Cultural Event Committee & 2005 “Underdale Rocks at 40” Committee for the school and was a member of the Henley & Grange Arts Society. To relax he enjoys a good read, walking & gardening, is learning Latin Dancing, plays Night Owls Bowls, supports local business & is a proud sponsor of the Lockleys Bowling Club for around 13 years.
Real Estate Sales Certificate
* 21 Club Member
* Top 10 Sales Consultant Auction Marketer of the Year SA 2003
* Top 10 Sales Consultant Auction Marketer of the Year SA 2004
* Top 10 Sales Consultant Auction Marketer of the Year SA 2005
* Top 10 Sales Consultant Auction Marketer of the Year SA 2009
* Top 10 Sales Consultant Auction Marketer of the Year SA 2013
* Outstanding Customer Service SA 1st Quarter 2017 LJ Hooker
Our experience with LJ Hooker has been an amazing one. David Blight has been in our area for a long time so his vast knowledge of the area gives you confidence in placing our family home in his hands.
Back in the late 90’s my Dad had David give an appraisal on our family home, and we always saw David walk down our street many times doing some door knocks or letterbox drops or just having a general chat with neighbours. When it came to selling our family home, there was no question on who was going to be our real estate agent.
David is so approachable, friendly and makes you feel comfortable at all times. He is gentle in his selling tactics, very informative and listens to any suggestions. He has great communication skills and always keeps you up to date and informed.
The selling of the family home was a little stressful due to our situation but David had made it as seamless and respectful as possible. David works hard and does his homework each and every time and is always so positive.
We received the very best outcome on our family home and we couldn’t be happier, as well as happy who bought and will take on our family home. We wish them many happy years there.
We highly recommend David and his team to everyone, as the experience was exceptional.
We can’t wait for our next selling experience as we will not hesitate at having David Blight as our real estate agent once again.
The Possemato Family - July 2018
We chose David as our agent because he had an extensive history of sales in Brooklyn Park and Lockleys where we were selling and also interested in buying property. We found that David was well-known and respectful towards everyone he dealt with. He was reliable and followed through appropriately on everything. His marketing video was creative and attention-grabbing. David was very persistent in working towards and negotiating a sale.
Through his knowledge of people and property in the area, David was able to arrange an off-market purchase of a home, with settlement at the same time as that on our original property. What a star!
Julie and Les - July 2018
We would like to take the opportunity to thank you David Blight of LJ Hooker, Flinders Park for the successful marketing and sale of our property. David, you were professional at all times, very knowledgeable, highly courteous and unwavering in your desire to seek potential buyers and in the end a supreme negotiator. You rang us after each open to communicate in detail the process and also presented us with accurate, weekly written reports with statistics and buyers comments. Our property was sold within two weeks, to our satisfaction and the sale price exceeded our expectations. The entire sale process was hassle free and a very pleasant experience, as we did have some initial concerns, particularly as we had it listed with another agent earlier in the year, with very poor results but David reassured us and made us feel as though we were his only clients.
Please accept our sincere thanks for a great effort in the sale of our property. If you are looking for a hard working, honest and dedicated agent to sell your most valuable asset, then look no further than David Blight. We would not hesitate to recommend David’s services to anyone who intends putting their home on the market. Kind regards
Anastasia Sideris and John Vrynios - November 2017
I would highly recommend David Blight when looking for a Real Estate Agent to work on your behalf. My sister and I were dealing with the emotional trauma of our mother now living in a Nursing Home with us as 'power of attorney' for all her affairs. David was very sympathetic to our needs, and genuinely perused the premises we had for sale, and even though the likelihood of a 'knock-down'/rebuild was high, he still looked at the house with a view to attracting customers from all walks of life; be they developers, purchase to rent, purchase to build or purchase to 'knock-down'/rebuild. The family home of more than 50 years, was marketed with all the advantages outlined. Our discussions with David resulted in a well-planned strategy for sale and he listened to the family and our opinion of why someone may wish to purchase the property. At all times we were kept informed. Any discussion he had with prospective purchasers was relayed to us so that we knew, always, just what his thoughts were to a successful auction. On the day of auction, we continued to be informed of the plan, and as a result a successful auction was held and we, as a family, knew that we had received the best price we could for the property.
David is a friendly, amenable person and I would gladly ask for his assistance in the future for any sale of a house, particularly in the Lockleys district.
Paula & Bill Bartsch - October 2017
David Blight recently successfully masterminded the sale of 62 Clyde Avenue Lockleys on behalf of my father Alfred Johansson.
My father is quite elderly and in many ways a difficult person to deal with and it was necessary that I legally represented him in the transactions and I live in Melbourne.
David went out of his way when I was not in Adelaide to ensure that dad was fully informed and visited him on many occasions at the nursing home where he was living part time, usually with gifts.
At the beginning of the process David compiled a list of likely buyers and individually visited them advising the forthcoming sale. He conducted numerous open inspections at the house and after each one he gave me and my husband a complete picture of the visitors. He followed this up with a written report each time.
He compared the house with other sales in the immediate area noting the advantages and disadvantages and as a result together we worked out a likely reserve.
Together we agreed on a brochure and online presentation. When I first saw the presentation online I was so impressed I wept as this was the home in which I was brought up. My husband thought it was fantastic and he said he was stunned when he first saw it.
After the final inspection using the information he got from the attendees he suggested that we raise the reserve considerably and we agreed.
At the day of the auction we had a huge crowd, mostly neighbours, but included 12 registered bidders. The auction itself was very professionally performed. I was too nervous to listen but my husband said it was beautifully done and said the Auctioneer 'Played them like a fiddle' whatever that means and we had 6 or 7 bidders and comfortably met the reserve and then some.
We have no doubts that David's hard work in getting the bidders to the auction was instrumental in the result.
We would recommend David to anyone buying or selling a house by auction or otherwise.
We wish him and the organisation well for the future.
Yours very sincerely
Kaye Smith - August 2017
We confidently recommend the services of David Blight as a Real Estate agent. We recently bought a family house through David and subsequently engaged him to sell our previous home successfully. As both a home buyer and seller we were highly impressed by David’s professional skill, diligence, vast experience and depth of knowledge in the business of real estate.
David was hardworking, very reliable and committed to the best outcome for us and he successfully delivered. David personally followed through on his commitment to selling our home from start to finish. With the knowledge that we had bought a house, David reacted very quickly to our request to get our previous property onto the market instantly. He offered excellent guidance and advice while equally listening to us and valuing our input.
We admire David’s passion and experience for selling properties in our local area. The sincerity in his approach to both buyers and seller was genuine and fair and also assertive, forthright and determined. We were touched by the compassion, friendliness and excitement David showed towards us buying our family house at an auction and selling our home.
David is an excellent choice for a real estate agent who understands not only property but also people. We thoroughly recommend David Blight to sell your next property.
Skye and Daniel - April 2017
In September 2016, we decided to sell our home in Lockleys. So we started the process of finding an agent that would work hard for us and help achieve a good outcome at auction. We interviewed three agents from different agencies that had been recommended to us. After much consideration and research, we chose David Blight, L J Hooker, Flinders Park. David’s presentation at interview and follow up was thorough and thoughtful with sound strategies to sell our house based on lengthy experience in the area.
The house was auctioned in February 2017 with a great result for both the sellers and the new owners. Throughout the process of advertising, opens and feedback to us David communicated in a timely and professional manner. Extra requests for inspections or more information on the property by interested parties were dealt with by David with consideration for our privacy while mindful of utilizing every opportunity to showcase the property.
Overall we were extremely happy with David’s management of the process and we would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone looking for an honest and professional real estate agent.
Hugh & June Longbottom - April 2017
On behalf of the whole family, a very heart felt thank you for being so caring during the sale of my parents home.
Being in another state for the sale has definitely had its challenges but you rose to each and every one brilliantly with total professionalism.
You were able to keep up to date throughout the whole process from when I met you, to meeting both my daughters and all the way through to an amazing outcome for my parents.
We are all very pleased with everything you have helped us with, through the process of auction including legal documentation, taking your time to speak to me on the phone, sending emails to provide us with updates of the open inspections etc.
The ultimate joy was being on the phone during the auction and able to hear the proceedings. Thank goodness you had explained it before hand and what would happen on the day. With the help of you and Brett, my parents got above the reserve and for that I can't thank you enough.
Mum and Dad are very happy that you have respected our wishes from start to finish and have secured the fees for them to be able to buy into the aged care facility.
I truly believe that your vast knowledge of the area definitely helped with the sale, as well as having the sales figures of recent sales to show prospective buyers. I enjoyed reliving the places of my youth through our conversations and am so happy to see you play an active role in helping local schools and charities.
I have no problem in recommending your services to any prospective sellers. David and his team will do a marvelous job for you.
I'm so glad you were recommended to our family.
Thank you again for all your kind support and care.
The Sinclair Family
I would like to thank you very sincerely for the expertise, enthusiasm and professionalism you showed in selling my house in Lockleys.
I chose you as my agent because I got to know you from a buyer's perspective when I was looking to buy a house in the western suburbs. You were always friendly, courteous and honest with me.
I was worried at the outset about market conditions and how much my house would get but I gained a lot of confidence as you explained my options and suggested the best marketing strategy for my house. I was greatly comforted when you said: 'I will fight as hard as I can to get you the best possible price'.
Thank you for making the whole process easier for me by recommending people to maximise the impact my house would achieve. The rental furniture totally transformed the inside of the house and made it feel very comfortable. Conversely, you were very helpful in recommending areas I need not overspend on unnecessary improvements and renovations.
I appreciated your debriefings after each inspection about the people attending, their comments and opinions on the value of the house. Also the unexpected things you did like providing a bunch of gorgeous flowers and bringing your own floor mats for one rainy inspection so the new carpets would not be stained was also very much appreciated.
Having no experience in auctions, I followed your advice about the strategy to be used including that I should not accept offers before the auction as this was the best way for my house. At our meeting two days before the auction, I thought that you were finished in marketing the house but you said you would contact every group that came to see the house one more time so we would get an idea of how many might attend the auction and a possible indication of the price that would be achieved.
The house sold for an incredible $85,000 over the reserve. I am ecstatic with the result. The buyer's agent was informed by you that there would be no offers considered before auction. During the signing of the contact after the auction, he said the buyer was contemplating making an offer of $750,000 before the auction. I would have gladly accepted this but you were right in your strategy as had I accepted, I would have obtained $45,000 less for the house. You were spot on with your marketing strategy.
You were true to your word that you would 'fight hard' for me. Your professionalism, knowledge, enthusiasm and hard work were massive reasons for the great outcome achieved. You are clearly passionate about your profession and have a high client service ethic.
Thank you so much David.
Louis Iancar - October 2015
Thank you so much for putting in such an amazing effort to sell my late parents' property at 12 Rundle Avenue, Lockleys. You went above and beyond all expectations that I had. To generate interest in the property you organised photo shoots of lawn bowls action. You helped me when I had pool fencing problems just before settlement. You always kept us updated during the entire process and continually asked and listened to our input. I loved your enthusiasm, energy and dedication to the job. I will highly recommend your services to others in the future.
Kerry Penney (and family) - May 2012
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