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Stephanie Hammond has built her career on the strength of her relationships with clients and colleagues. Her uniquely personal approach is centred on positive and honest interactions and a commitment to exceeding expectations on every level, allowing her to build an excellent track record of outstanding results. Consistent repeat business and referrals add to a strong client list and are testament to her impeccable reputation.
Her experience as a strategic marketer includes roles as a corporate communications professional for some of Australia’s most highly regarded corporations and institutions before becoming a licensed real estate agent. In 2012 she was recognised as one of the highest-performing agents in her agency network. Her high level of energy and genuine passion for property and people generate results that speak for themselves.
A northern beaches resident for more than three decades, Stephanie’s local knowledge and contacts are invaluable assets. By becoming the principal of Century 21 in Avalon, she has formed an alliance with one of the world’s largest real estate networks, comprising more than 7300 offices in some 83 countries around the globe. Stephanie is now able to combine local knowledge with the resources of a global real estate icon.
Backed up by Century 21’s state-of-the-art e-sales system and a network of more than 350 offices across Australia, Stephanie is committed to offering high-quality, competitive real estate agency services and introducing local properties to buyers worldwide.
"I found Stephanie very competent, honest and pleasant to deal with in our purchase".
David & Lynette Hawarden
“Stephanie helped us buy and then sell our house a few years later. Throughout both the buying and selling process she was very open with us about what was going on. She always answered any questions we had and was always available to chat. Now in the process of buying a new house she is available to give us advice even on properties that are not her listings.”
Lee-Anne & Rob Newcombe – Vendor 13b Queens Avenue, Avalon Beach
"Helped me find the right house at a time when there were many on offer and buyers like sharks in muddy water!!"
"Over the Moon! From the moment Stephanie arrived to appraise our home it was apparent that she would be an amazing agent! The care she took in telling us how to best present the house was a real help and 5 weeks after meeting her we achieved a sale at auction for a fantastic price and with the minimum of stress! I can honestly say this is the only time I have ever sold a house with so little stress as she had all the bases covered and was lovely, considerate, honest and realistic. We would not hesitate to recommend Stephanie to anyone wanting a great agent and it has been an absolute pleasure to deal with Century 21 in every way!"
“When the time came to sell my parents’ home, it was important to my siblings and I that we could engage an agent that was both trustworthy and experienced. I had been aware of Stephanie’s reputation for some years, so when the time came to sell the family home, we made contact with Stephanie. Her approach and strategy was very clear and made a lot of sense to us. Unlike other agents we spoke to, she seems to really know what she’s doing and appreciates the sensitivity that comes with selling property, in some circumstances, such as ours, as this house had been our much loved family home. She was able to outline exactly what the process would be like and everything panned out exactly as she said it would.
We were a little apprehensive about the auction process, but that was handled as smoothly as everything else and the result was fantastic. The house was sold under the hammer and we were delighted with the result.
I would highly recommend Stephanie and her team – experiencing the service first hand, confirms the reputation they have achieved. “
The Millar’s – Vendors 44 Palmgrove Road, Avalon Beach
"Stephanie is clear and trustworthy in her communication and supported both sides of the negotiation to ensure that the outcome reached that was wonderful for everyone. It was a great relief to find an agent I could trust during the stressful experience of finding and buying a home."
"It was a pleasure dealing with Stephanie during the whole buying process at 44 palm grove rd, there was no pressure just honest, informed conversation. Thanks."
“Thank you sincerely for your efforts. We are truly very happy with the result and very pleased we do not need to continue to Auction and we can plan for the next phase of our changing lives. We can see a lot of us in the new buyers and we hope they will be as happy as we have been over the last 25 years. It is much appreciated the work you have done on our behalf.
All the very best”
“Wow, how quickly did that go. You guys are both rockstars. So from my side just wanted to say: Jen and I have sold a few properties over the years and at times have really questioned if agent commission etc is worth the value received. In fact we go so frustrated here in South Africa that Jen has been selling privately. All I can say is with you guys is been completely the opposite. The value you deliver far outstrips the costs and its been the most positive experience and have always felt is a win win for all parties. I love the cradle to grave “product” you offer, buy, rent and sell. Hey so good luck to you guys. Will look you up when we need our next piece of paradise in the Av.”
Al & Jen Reynolds
"We started thinking about selling our house when the house next door went on the market recently. It was sold at auction and was an interesting process to watch, though we could see how – with the wrong agent – the outcome could be disastrous. We invited several agents to appraise our house, focussing on their sales strategy rather than their prediction of the outcome. As we could see it is easy to entice a seller with the promise of a high price. We decided to engage Steph, because we felt she was honest and very clear on how best to manage the sale process. And today – 7 days after listing – we are SO glad we made that decision. She was amazing! Achieving an outstanding result. Everything went exactly as she said it would and to plan. We are delighted - having achieved a price way over our expectations and all with a minimum of fuss. Steph and the team are a dream team. Living up to their reputation as the # 1 sales team in the area! They even coordinated all of our pre-sale house preparation. We highly recommend Steph and her team to other sellers."
Peter & Sarah
"It was a pleasure to do business with Steph. Her professional skill and manner made selling our beautiful home a whole lot easier. Nothing was too much trouble for her, going over and beyond where called for, culminating in her achieving our top price within 18 days. We would happily recommend her to anyone thinking about selling or buying as we have done both through her and her skill and service is excellent. Well done Steph, thank you."
Jillian Miller & Dennis Antill
"A huge thank you for the successful sale of my house. Teamwork between agent and vendor is a top priority for me when selling my home, as is the agent’s professionalism and understanding of the market. You excelled in all these factors and the sale price exceeded my expectations! I’ve worked with many agents over the years and my experience with you and your team was the best yet. I highly recommend you to any owners going through the onerous task of choosing an agent.
Thank you once again,"
"I found Stephanie a pleasure to deal with, responding to our every requirement. I would have no hesitation in engaging Stephanie as my agent."
"Stephanie made what can be a very stressful process, a smooth and stress free experience from start finish."
"Did an outstanding job! I would certainly use her again."
“Stephanie proved to be a tireless agent, always ready to answer our questions and assist us with our many questions and requests. She has a very pleasant personality and in no way did we feel pressure throughout the transaction or purchasing a new home. She even assisted our daughter, who was selling in a distant suburb with choice of a reputable and capable agent and offered good advice to her. For anyone requiring excellent service from a reliable, honest agent, Stephanie would come up trumps!”
Robert and Joan Chambers
"5 stars for enthusiasm! Stephanie has my highest tick of approval. She is devoted to the task of matching buyer to property and providing feedback to me, the vendor. And, she does this professionally and with enthusiasm. I felt confident with her estimate of the value of my property and the strategy she used for its sale, which happened in a little over one week! I highly recommend Stephanie and her team."
"Simply the best! My wife and I could not speak highly enough of Stephanie Hammond. Stephanie went more than above and beyond in her efforts to sell our home. Nothing was too much for her. She achieved our price expectation with terms that absolutely fulfilled our needs. And she did all this in a most personal and charming manner. She kept us informed at all times with clear and precise communication. We would highly recommend her."
Patrick and Geraldine Doyle.
"I couldn't recommend Stephanie anymore. Her transparent & honest service was refreshing to deal with. Her expert advice to us ended up exceeding out expectations for the sale of our property."
"Century 21 Avalon Beach, Tony and Jeanine Fleet's Experience.
The sale of a family home of many years, is an emotive and potentially stressful experience, primarily because there are always unknown issues and on occasions, difficult decisions to make and of course, our lack of practical experience with selling a house!. Our experience with Stephanie and her team was that they were: * in-fact used a well oiled team approach. *gently frank with us about our prospects. * firm in their view of what we could do to maximise our return. * clear about the stages that the sale would pass through. * Very regular in providing open day sessions and meaningful updates following those open house sessions and in providing market feedback generally. * had a very effective communications arrangement, where we always knew where we stood at any one time. * had a professional team of support organisations to quickly assist us with our requirements, eg solicitors, landscapers, etc. * were friendly and sympathetic in guiding us through both the emotional and pragmatic requirements. Overall, Jeanine and I found the whole experience well planned, targeted and essential to us receiving a commensurate return. We would willing recommend Stephanie and her team as being professional, approachable, controlled and enthusiastic. We could not imagine a better outcome. in the end, we were pleased with our return and the way with which it was handled."
Tony and Jeanine Fleet
"I couldn't have been happier with Stephanie's performance. All aspects of the sales process were conducted in a most professional manner. From the initial viewing, property presentation, marketing the property to negotiating with the buyer(s). I achieved an excellent result thanks to Stephanie's knowledge and communications skills, which are first class. Stephanie makes the process easy, in what can be a somewhat stressful time. Every time Stephanie said she would complete something or get back to me, she did. I was never left wondering what's happening. If you are thinking of selling a property on the Northern Beaches, choose Century 21 at Avalon as I have no doubt the best agent is Stephanie Hammond".
“At this time there were a lot of difficult choices to make and lots of memories to balance. Stephanie was on our page! She was reliable, punctual and professional. Above all she put the effort in and then more, and was true to her word! Her advice, knowledge and professionalism resulted in a sale that all parties were pleased with. Stephanie found a buyer who will love "our home " as we do and we are sure more fond memories will be born".
William & Sheila MacKinnon
“Stephanie gave me confidence to actually put my property on the market. She took an interest in our family and was recommended by my son and also my neighbour. She was positive and cheerful and professional. We have pleasure as a family in recommending her to everybody".
“I can't fault the real estate services of Stephanie. She sold my home quickly and for the price I wanted (and not a cent less). Throughout the entire campaign I felt consistently reassured that every step she took to solidify a great sale was the right one. Stephanie put in 110 percent and I couldn't be more pleased with the outcome".
"Stephanie and her team were most accommodating, friendly and very easy to work with. I would have no hesitation in recommending them, to either buy or sell your property. Well done Stephanie and your team at Century 21."
"We initially chose Stephanie to sell our house as she not only walked in and through the house with a positive and professional manner, but also with a genuine love of the house and everything she said to me about the house was what I would want an agent to be saying to possible buyers.
She was so accurate with her market pricing of the house, which was higher than we expected, and she got the results quickly. I felt she knew who the right buyer was and acted accordingly.
We definitely made the right choice by going with Stephanie and I would recommend her to anyone who wants to put their house on the market!"
Emma & Tom Warren
"I recently sold my apartment in Avalon through Century 21 real estate located at Avalon beach.
I dealt with Stephanie Hammond and was extremely pleased and satisfied with my dealings with Stephanie and her team at Century 21. Stephanie was very helpful and supportive in explaining the process and went above and beyond her professional role ensuring that i received a very good sale price. She was always available to answer any of my queries and acted with a lovely, positive and caring attitude.
I would not hesitate to recommend Stephanie to any future clients, and will look forward to dealing with her and her professionally run agency in the future."
"We were very pleased to have selected Stephanie and the team at Century 21 Avalon to sell our family home.
Stephanie communicated with us very well and very promptly throughout the whole process. It was exactly as she indicated she would in her presentation.
Her strategies were well thought out, communicated and understood. She kept close to the potential buyers.
We were very pleased with our result.
A very polished execution.
Stephen, Peter & Janey Bloomfield
“Stephanie is a complete joy to work with. Consummately professional, optimistic and always creative, she smooths the way for the angst-ridden vendor.
Our property came onto the market in a relatively slow period when there were not many buyers around but she nevertheless consistently maximised interest by thoughtful management of websites, open houses and placement of publicity. At all times, she maintained a positive outlook and reassured us that all would be well.
When the market did become more positive, she had us ideally placed to achieve the sale we needed. In every respect, this was an excellent vendor / agent relationship.
We wholeheartedly recommend Stephanie to any would-be vendor.
Chris & Mary Neal
"I would like to thank Stephanie Hammond and her wonderful team at Century 21 Avalon.
Steph recently sold my home of 33 years. All aspects of the sale were handled with honesty, integrity and sensitivity.
I couldn't have been more delighted with her seamless approach to selling and was thrilled with the outcome.
Her patience and advice was priceless and her communication with us throughout the campaign and continuing after settlement has been much appreciated. What a wonderful and unexpected experience from a very 'reluctant' Vendor"
“It is always a pleasure dealing with Stephanie Hammond and her team at Century 21 Avalon. Stephanie's management of the sale of our property was efficient, her communication and reporting was excellent. She achieved a good result within our time constraints therefore making the process smooth and stress free”
Kate & Stuart Spencer
“Stephanie Hammond came to us via a recommendation from a friend after many months of being unable to sell our unit through another agent. Stephanie and her team took over the rental and sale of our property in Avalon. She delivered on all her promises, most importantly being a sale, whilst maintaining good personal relations with our tenants and not disrupting their lives too much. All of this was achieved in a timely fashion, and all parties were happy with the sale, and the courteous and professional manner in which it was conducted. I would highly recommend Stephanie and her team.”
Linda & Steve Upton
“We became acquainted with Stephanie Hammond during the purchase of our new home. She was so helpful, easy to work with, and knowledgeable in all areas of her profession, that we engaged her as our agent for the sale of our much-loved family home. Her charm, honesty, integrity, intelligence and great sense of humour have eased us through an exceptionally hectic, and what could have been much more stressful, period, and resulted in a successful sale. We recommend Stephanie and her wonderful team to anyone intending to buy or sell in the real estate market.
Margot & Jim Dargaville
“We selected Steph to sell our house because she didn’t exaggerate its value, a popular trick among sales agents, and seemed to understand the art of selling. We gave her a tough assignment when we bought another house before ours had sold, but it all worked out and we are very grateful.”
Bill & Fiona Shute
Thank you Stephanie for selling my mother’s house. This was a very emotional time for us and Stephanie was very symphetic and patient to our needs. Stephanie was so helpful in recommending styling ideas and what should be done to present the house and organizing it all. Stephanie and Crystal were in constant contact and kept me up to date after each open house inspection. We engaged Stephanie to sell my mother’s house as she has extensive knowledge of the local area and the real estate market. We would happily use Stephanie and her lovely team to purchase or sell any property.
Dear Stephanie, I am so glad that I followed my gut feeling and instinct and chose you as an agent to sell my precious house. Your professionalism, honesty, knowledge, sensitivity and refined manners, were the exact reason you’ve achieved a good sale price. I keep recommending you to anyone who is thinking about selling their home, as honestly I couldn’t think of a better agent out there!!!
As an ex agent I write with a level of experience in real estate dealings. Stephanie Hammond represents the best of the modern agent. Each property is handled to meet the market conditions prevailing and the auction process applied to reach a sale within a shorter time frame than by setting a raw price under private treaty.
Stephanie sold our house in Newport in September 2013 within a week with no paid print advertising only using the internet and her highly honed skills in negotiating a sale from hard experience in the industry.
A true leader in her field, and delightful to deal with.
John and Alison Taylor
With many thank yous for finding a buyer who will love my home & also my block of land! I’m so glad I chose you to handle my sales – it was very rewarding!
We were very pleased with our interactions and the outcomes that Stephanie achieved. She was attentive to our objectives and was efficient and outcome driven in her approach. We would have no hesitation in recommending her to others.
Cameron & Janna Robertson
Stephanie was fantastic in facilitating the quick purchase of our new property. We purchased prior to auction and exchanged within 2 hours of viewing the property for the first time. Stephanie negotiated smoothly and without fuss for all parties. We buy and sell property regularly and our experience working with Steph on this transaction is one of the easiest we have had.
Sian & Reece Wooldridge
We recently used Stephanie Hammond and her wonderful team to sell our home in Avalon. This was our first experience of selling a house and we found Stephanie's personal advice and guidance invaluable. She helped us with practical suggestions for preparing the house for sale, as well as dealing with our questions and worries.
Stephanie was professional and communicative about all aspects of our sale and was always approachable.The staff in her office were also helpful and informative and great to deal with.
We cannot recommend Century 21 highly enough and would certainly use Stephanie and her team again.
Dr Richard Boyle & Dr Tracey Boyle
I want to thank you for your efforts in selling our property so successfully. You achieved the highest price ever for the block, and set a new bench mark. Bett and I were delighted, as were the other owners. It was reassuming to watch you work, your energy, enthusiasm and innovative approach to marketing the property were outstanding. I liked the way you kept appointments on time and followed up each opening with a phone progress report.
The speed with which you sold the property, two and a half weeks, in what was a difficult Real Estate climate, startled me.
Finally it was a real pleasure to deal with you Stephanie, your smile and personality made the whole selling process so pleasant.
With kind regards
I first met Stephanie briefly when I was doing a little research by looking at properties on the market to get an idea of what I could expect when I put my property on the market. I was immediately impressed with Stephanie’s naturally understated and engaging manner in discussing the property’s attributes with potential buyers and clearly seeking to understand the fit. I liked Stephanie’s realistic yet optimistic approach.
When I did make the decision to sell my property some months later I invited several leading agencies to provide a proposal, including Stephanie, and really for me Stephanie stood head and shoulders above the others. I found her to be very interested in listening to my objectives and views, thoughtful in her observations and suggestions and her approach was to immediately focus on my property’s attributes and potential market rather than in trying to sell me on her agency.
There is something about Stephanie …. I knew she was the right person to sell my house and she and her great team did just that after a couple of pre-campaign private viewings and one open for inspection at a price that I was very happy with. I have no hesitation in recommending Stephanie and her team and wish her agency all the very best for the future.
Stephanie Hammond was courteous, efficient and professional at every step of our Avalon purchase. She was always available to answer questions and to put special requests to the vendor. She helped to make the process as stress free as possible. Thanks Stephanie.
Terry and Mary Clift
After house hunting on the north shore for several months, with no success, we decided to look on the northern beaches, where me met Stephanie Hammond from Century 21 Avalon.
We were so impressed with her honesty and down to earth attitude, we bought our new family home within a week. Stephanie was so easy to deal with and we felt comfortable proceeding with the purchase. If you are looking for a life change or just a move up the road, I would highly recommend meeting her.
Jenelle and I were very happy dealing with Stephanie Hammond in the purchase of our property in Avalon. We feel she gave us an honest interpretation of the Vendors situation which helped us to undertake the appropriate negotiations in a timely manner. Many agents are not honest enough with the vendors and purchasers which creates unrealistic expectations on both sides.
Adrian and Jenelle Courtenay
Stephanie took the stress out of selling – I knew that everything that could be done was being done by her –I just relaxed and waited for the offer!
It was an absolute pleasure selling our unit with Stephanie and Sienna from Century 21 Avalon. The entire experience was so positive, we would use this team again in a heartbeat. The support and professionalism along with the warmth and welcoming personalities from the team- made selling our special little home so enjoyable.
Kristen and Bjorn Wolthers
Century 21 certainly lived up to its slogan to be 'Smarter, Bolder, Faster' when it came to the sale of our Avalon Beach property. We were looking for this in an agency, and having just purchased a new house from Stephanie Hammond's recently established agency in Avalon, we put our house on the market immediately.
Stephanie, Sienna and the team were just brilliant; efficient, personable and great communicators - the key to a successful vendor-agent partnership. After 3 ads and some great editorial coverage in the Manly Daily and Sydney Morning Herald, interest in the property really hotted up and we sold our home in Palmgrove Road to a lovely local family who fell in love with it, as we had 11 years before. Four weeks from start to finish! A really great story and fabulous outcome for everyone concerned.
We were delighted to work with Century 21 who made the whole selling/buying business really enjoyable.
Katherine Roberts and Jonathan Coles
“Anne and I wish to express our deep appreciation for the way that both Stephanie and Sienna handled all aspects of the sale of our place in Wandearah Ave, Avalon. They both gave a refreshing ‘old fashioned’ honest approach to the whole exercise – both from our perspective as Vendor and to the happy purchasers – we are all very thankful for your diligent efforts. We also understand that the real estate market in Sydney is presently going through a difficult stage and the challenges are much greater for everyone, but your natural talents and dedication enabled you to overcome these and achieve the best possible results. We wish Stephanie the very best in her newly established Agency in Avalon and know that both Stephanie and her clients have a very positive future ahead”
Anne & Graham Fenwick
"I recently wanted to sell my house in Avalon, and of course the first thing was to appoint an agent. I invited a few to give me some advice on what to do to make the house most saleable, but Stephanie Hammond at Century 21 was the only one that listened, and did what was asked-the others merely tried to sell me their business. So, I went with Century 21 and am most happy I did. Stephanie and her team embody true professionalism. They are hardworking, reliable, knowledgeable, personable, a pleasure to deal with, and most importantly, achieved what I consider to be the best possible price for my house. Additionally, in what can be a stressful business, the team made it all as easy as it possibly could be. In essence, if you want to sell your home in this area, I consider no better agent than Stephanie at Century 21"
"Thank you for the great work in getting to exchange of contracts on our house. Your professionalism and dedication have made dealing with you a pleasure. We look forward to working with you towards settlement. A great sales performance!"
Cliff & Di Smith
"Stephanie Hammond is a great communicator - very direct and straightforward - realistic in her observations and completely honest. Using her experience and excellent sense of style Steph can advise how to very simply make basic improvements to the appearance of your property in order to show it's true potential. She has great ideas and can visualise the audience response and the potential buyer - she certainly knows the market. Very supportive and able to source a fabulous array of well-priced tradespeople when needed, Steph helped me through every aspect of the process. I felt that I was in very capable hands and was totally impressed by how quickly the property sold and the ease with which it all occurred. I can enthusiastically recommend her and would happily use her services again"
“The day Stephanie walked through our front door it was like “a breath of fresh air”. After 7 months on the market with another agent, we knew we needed an entirely new energy and a different approach for our property to sell. Stephanie was the right person for us. We found Stephanie to be extremely professional, and at the same time quite “low key” in her approach to the job. These two qualities matched our values totally and translated into a relationship where nothing appeared to be too much trouble to her. There was a genuine interest in us and what we wanted to achieve, the communication lines were always open. Anyone thinking of selling their home would be wise to speak to Steph”.
Elly & Lindsay Layton
“Stephanie, thank you very much for your efforts in the successful sale of my property. Not only was this sale achieved in extremely challenging market conditions, but for me, complex and difficult personal circumstances. Without your dedication, diplomacy and willingness to go that "extra step" on every occasion I am sure we would have not achieved a sale. I would have no hesitation in highly recommending you as the preferred choice of agent on the Northern Beaches and have welcomed the experience in dealing with what has been for me, a new generation of Real Estate Agency services.”
"Stephanie and her team did a fantastic job managing the sale of our property in Avalon. As we live overseas, they managed the entire process on our behalf with excellent communication, reporting and detailed feedback every step of the way. Steph is very pragmatic and realistic in her approach - her well considered pricing strategy and marketing campaign led us to achieve a good sale result prior to auction. We also found her office great to deal with and very helpful and responsive. We would not hesitate in recommending Steph and her team to any future vendors."
Craig McLatchey & Dinah Herford
“We are very satisfied with the professional services provided by Stephanie in both the sale and purchase of our properties. Stephanie Hammond was most impressive in her attention to detail and worked hard to achieve a good result. We never had to follow up and were updated on progress at all times. We have dealt in property over many years and can say we have never experienced such a pleasant, attentive and hard-working agent as Stephanie. Thank you for your guidance to two successful outcomes.”
Sue & Roger Jones
“The day I met Stephanie I had had 3 real estate agents around, to appraise our house. When I met Steph she was immediately optimistic and full of ideas as to how to present the house. Within a week we were working with her team of workers who were reasonably priced, hardworking and professional. We achieved about $150,000 more for the house than the 3 previous agents had suggested… and our home was sold after less than 10 days on the market! Stephanie is dedicated, smart and very hard working. I have recommended her to everyone I speak to who wants to buy or sell real estate.”
"Stephanie, as soon as I met you I knew that I would be able to do business with you. I had been hoping to downsize from my 5 bedroom home in Palm Beach for some time and within days of engaging you as my agent you’d introduced the buyer and secured a great price in a poor market. You then went on to help me purchase a fabulous apartment, where I am now based when in Sydney. I’d highly recommend your services to others and look forward to staying in touch."
“It is with great pleasure that we recommend Stephanie Hammond. With Steph’s expertise we sold our home this October. This was our family home, we had raised our children here after building it nearly 40 years ago… so for us it was an emotional experience. Steph is generous in every way, her time, her advice, her concern and especially her interest in her clients. She is a true professional and nothing is a bother for her, she is always available. We enjoyed the hassle free experience thanks to Steph and her team.”
Sue & John French