Testimonials

Northside Living Real Estate specialises in creating happy clients, in fact Noreen’s business is largely based on referrals from past and present clients. Here’s what a few have to say:

It gives me great pleasure to write this reference for Noreen Rattue and Northside Living Real Estate. In choosing the Agent to sell my home in Balgowlah Heights I spoke to a number of Agents and found that Noreen was the only agent that allowed me to tick all the boxes for the standard of agent I was seeking. Living in the area she has a great local knowledge of Balgowlah Heights which enabled her to build up a media and marketing campaign which ensured potential buyers were fully aware of the home on offer.

Throughout the whole campaign I was very impressed with her enthusiasm, professionalism and service. I had a lot of downsizing to do in order to get the property ready for marketing but with her assistance the downsizing which at first appeared to be a near impossible task was carried out in a very professional manner by her associate company Downsizing the Nest the targets which we set being achieved on time.

Noreen kept me informed every step of the way by explaining all procedures she carried out in great detail to me so that I fully understood what was happening.

The result achieved at auction confirmed my decision to appoint Noreen and Northside Living as the agent was the right one and I have no hesitation in recommending Noreen and Northside Living to anyone seeking a Real Estate Agent.

 Robert Brownley


Noreen Rattue is a dedicated ad conscientious real estate agent who has worked very hard selling our property in Balgowlah Heights, during dificult market circumstances. Her local knowlege and abilities in managing media and marketing have ensured that all interested parties were constantly able to revier the auction and sale progress. Wherever possible, Noreen assisted to streamline the major and difficult milestones into managable steps.

Richard Grosser


Northside Living Real Estate was my agency for my property sale at 479 Sydney Road, Balgowlah. Noreen Rattue sold my property in less than 6 weeks at a price I am very happy with. Her Professionalism, enthusiasm and simple hare work were second to none. I would suggest that the personal service provided by a smaller agency has substantial merit in comparison with bigger names in the industry. Noreen kept me informed every step of the way and explained to me in detail all procedures as I had not sold a property for a number of years and had Great fears of moving.

June Lees


It is with great pleasure that I supply a reference for the realtor Noreen Rattue of Northside Living Real Estate

I couls not be any more impressed with the service I have recieved from Noreen and have never seen someone work so hard to get a sale across the line at the right price. In a down market Noreen acquired the top price for mt apartment in Balgowlah. WHile other real estate agencys talked down the price I could acquire for my apartment, Noreen always remained enthusiastic in order to secure the right price for my property.

Simmone Attfield


Noreen and Northside Living were our agents to sell our apartment in The Village at Balgowlah. Noreen seemed to be always working for us, this gave us confidence that she was looking after us. The end result was that we sold after only a few weeks for a price that was well above the market. We would recommend Noreen and Northside Living toanyone in the area wanting to sell.

Daniel King


Noreen sold my house at 12 Willawa Street Balgowlah Heights and I was very pleased with the sale price she achieved. I chose Noreen because I felt I would get a more customised service than with a large real estate franchise. Noreen devised a detailed marketing strategy and supported my family’s needs throughout the whole process until the sale was finalised. I would highly recommend Noreen as an agent who has an extensive knowledge of the local market and does her absolute best for her clients. Thanks Noreen! 

Briony Davidson


Thank you Noreen for the wonderful service you provided us in the selling of our home in North Balgowlah. Your enthusiasm and experience was very obvious to us from the first meeting. Previous agents we had contacted seemed to concentrate on the negatives of our property in order to convince us to set the price lower. Your advice, excellent communication and ability to go that extra mile enabled us to get $30K more than the estimated best figure given by other agents. The whole experience was made easier. We would recommend your services without reservation.

Bob & Liz Doorey


Noreen Rattue of Northside Living Real Estate was one of three agents I contacted to market my property in North Balgowlah. Being fully renovated and a large family home it was one of the higher valued in the area. Noreen sold the property and deservedly so. Her professionalism, enthusiasm and simple hard work was second to none. I would suggest that the personal service provided by a small agency such as Northside Living Real Estate has substantial merit in comparison with bigger names in the industry. Without hesitation I would highly recommend her to anyone selling their property.

Rod Jackson


We have much pleasure in confirming that Noreen Rattue sold at auction our property at 31 Vista Avenue, Balgowlah Heights. The sale price far exceeded our expectations and we were delighted with the result. Advertising and open days were professionally conducted and the reports we received after each inspection kept us fully informed. We can recommend Noreen Rattue to any vendor desirous of having an enthusiastic and dedicated agent who will obtain the best price possible on the current market.

Geoffrey & Diana Beckley


Having recently negotiated the sale of our house at Allambie Heights I am writing to express our thanks for the extremely professional manner in which the sale was handled by Noreen. Since both Stephan and I have been faced with problems that have been somewhat daunting at our time of life it has been a godsend to have Noreen take all the load from our shoulders in managing this part of the transition to the next stage of our new life. Many, many thanks.

Mamouska & Stephan


James Ross doesn’t move house often – the last time was in 1949. But when he did put his two-bedroom home up for sale, it was snapped up in a matter of hours. In fact, a young couple saw the signboard going up in front of Mr Ross’ Balgowlah Heights house and called the agent immediately.

Noreen Rattue, of Northside Living Real Estate, said the buyers had been waiting for something  to come up and pounced the moment they realised Mr Ross’s home was for sale ”They made a low offer at first but quickly realised the market had picked up and  came back with the full asking price,” she said.

Mr Ross’s original home in Vista Ave sold for $1.3 million, allowing him to move into a townhouse in Cromer. ”It was all over in three days. I thought it would sell quickly but I didn’t realise it  would sell that quickly. The area is quite different from what it was in 1949, there were no shops, no lights and just a bush track,” he said.

By Kathryn Welling  (Manly Daily)