Owner: Louise Fitzgerald-Baker

I am a long-term property investor and was recommended to David three months ago. I honestly can’t fault his work. He is efficient, organised, genuine and a pleasure to deal with. I have owned properties for 20 years and wouldn’t put my properties with anyone else.


Owner: Ann and Dave Meney

We have used David Melville at Newstead Realty for over 12 months now. Their service is amazing. We live interstate and stay in contact with them by email. We met David in Person in September and he was able to organise an inspection for us in our property. We have no problems leaving our property in Newstead Realty’s hands. Maintenance and leases are all looked after by them promptly. We can’t fault their service.


Owner: Tamzyn Davey

David Melville and the Newstead Realty team have been managing my rental property since 2012. I have always had attentive, thoughtful, warm and efficient service. Over the years, I have confidently left in their capable hands all the details of the management of my property and in all my dealings with them, nothing has ever seemed like too much trouble. The confidence I have in their professionalism and expertise means that I can get on with all the other aspects of my life knowing they are doing the best job in protecting my assets. I would not hesitate to recommend Newstead Realty and I certainly would never do my realty business with anyone else.


Owner: Tim Byeon

I would like to thank David Melville for his endeavour and ultra real time feedback against my every single enquiry. I had to move my property manager to you guys as I have never got any tenants for almost over one and a half months and I had felt that they were not willing to work for me. Now I am convinced that I met the best guy, David, and also glad to have known Newstead Realty. Really appreciate your service!


Potential Tenant: Bonnie

Hi Ashley – I also wanted to let you know that we have been really happy with Newstead Realty so far. When renting we have found that it is very difficult/rare to find a good agency, however we were very pleased with the gentleman who showed us through the property along with the gentleman on reception and yourself of course. Really great customer service so thank you!


Owners: Cherie and Harvey Loetzsch

At Newstead Realty, Ayda and David and the whole of the Rental Property Management Team have a very focused, professional and thorough approach to the property that they manage. This also applies to any dealings with both the owner and the tenant – all are treated in a very respectful manner. We have had rental property managed by Newstead Realty for many years and have been very happy with their work ethic.


Vendor: David and Lisa Quick

This letter is written with much appreciation and gratitude of a professional real estate agent backed up by a professional agency. Robert Lamprecht of Newstead Realty had assisted us with a purchase of a property some time ago and such was the impression of his working commitment, professionalism and manner at that time; that when we recently had a property to sell we had no hesitation in engaging his services.

Our situation might have appeared like a simple and straight forward transaction but was complicated by a compressed time frame. Robert was aware of the pressures we were facing and proceeded with drive to achieve a successful outcome within the required limits. The skills shown to drive the process through to completion are evidenced with us ending up with a deal over and above expected. I can, with full confidence, recommend Robert Lamprecht and Newstead Realty to any and all who require the services of a professional real estate agent.


Vendor: Michael Serianni

More than once we’ve enlisted the services of Robert Lamprecht from Newstead Realty to be responsible for the sale of our properties. He has first-class knowledge of Australia’s real estate market landscape, excellent communication skills and enthusiasm for his job that vividly shines through his performance.

When you combine each of these factors it’s easy to understand how both times we’ve used Robert to sell our homes he has met our financial goals in record time. We highly recommend that any vendors looking to sell their property sign up with Robert for a pleasant experience.


Vendor: Jim Mobbs

Having no recent experience with Real Estate agents in Brisbane, I accepted a friend’s recommendation to sell our Bowen Hills property with Robert Lamprecht. It proved to be a good recommendation. Robert’s initial valuation proved to be accurate.

His suggestions for the presentation of the house were insightful and combined with outstanding photography, the house was showcased to its best advantage. Robert provided regular feedback during the sale and was enthusiastic and professional.

He sold the house within two weeks of listing, which exceeded our expectations and with his negotiation skills, obtained our target price. We were pleased with the experience and happy with the results.”


Property Purchaser: Sandra Edwards

Nothing was too much trouble for Teagan Downey. Teagan was always polite and helpful, answered and returned my calls, messaged promptly and made inquiries on my behalf, enabling the purchase of my property to be a hassle free and exciting experience for me. Even a thoughtful and lovely gift handed personally to me along with the keys, on settlement day.


Vendor: Paul and Carolyn Abel

We had the pleasure of engaging the services of Robert Lamprecht at Newstead Realty to sell our property. Prior to this, our apartment had been on the market for over 12 months with another agent, attracting no offers during that time and with a pessimistic outlook from the first agent due to the glut of new apartments in the area. We were considering taking the apartment off the market when we were approached by Newstead Realty.

Whilst feeling less than hopeful, we decided to give it 6 months to see whether Robert could come through. Well Robert certainly delivered, with not one but two very good offers, and with the minimum of fuss. Robert brought enthusiasm, energy and patience to the sale and his friendly, down-to-earth approach made us feel comfortable; we did not feel pressured at any time to do anything we didn’t want to. His knowledge of the market and expertise in his field made the process easy and stress-free for us. Robert was a great communicator, very reliable and professional and he was very respectful of our wishes and those of our tenant throughout. I would strongly recommend Robert to other vendors for his professionalism, determination and friendly approach.


Vendor: Dan Sutherland

As a real estate agent Robbie Lamprecht epitomises service! Robbie was the sole agent for my wool store apartment in Tenerife, this is when I got to experience the level of customer service Robbie offers, he not only tells you what he is going to do for you he also proves it! (Often hard to come by these days) constant updates and reports evaluating how the marketing was going week to week, in depth reviews on potential buyers and the follow up process he planned to take. During the process I what was a slow market Robbie constantly went out of his way to get the best result for me, to the point he delivered my business flyers with the flyers that were going out marketing the apartment. Robbie is clearly passionate about what he does, and wants to help his clients in anyway he can, I will definitely be in touch when the next real estate opportunity arises.


Vendor: Maree and Edward Bagnall

Teagan was the best agent, it was a pleasure working with her. She acquired our selling price when quite a few other agents said it was not achievable. She is both enthusiastic and sincere, nothing is a problem. She has a great understanding and knowledge of the market. She researched our property and knew it inside out. Well done and thank you.


Vendor: Wendy and Craig Evans

Teagan’s professional attitude and dedication to selling our property was outstanding. Living a long distance away from our property meant that I solely relied on Teagan’s expertise to make this sale a success. Communication was a must and she never left us wondering what was happening. Her dedication and understanding of our situation was so important and she went above and beyond to look after us. I would recommend her to any potential property owner or investor to work with and feel you will not be disappointed.


Property Purchaser: Angie Fraser

Ayda, when I was first introduced to you I was confused, sleep-deprived and very nearly on the verge of tears. The reality of purchasing my first property was beginning to become apparent and I was clearly out of my depth. Thank you to you, Rob, Kathy, Ashley and the team at Grow Consulting and Newstead Realty for taking the reins and guiding me through the entire process. From making yourselves available after hours to adding special touches such as airport pick-ups, you have all been there for me throughout the entire process. Your patience, professionalism and efficiency has truly been appreciated and has far surpassed all of my prior experiences with other so-called property investment ‘professionals’.

Your passion and knowledge continues to amaze me and has made the whole process run so smoothly that I have very nearly been stress-free. Although I now live and work interstate I will continue to rest easy in the knowledge that you and your team are right around the corner from my brand new purchase and are only a phone call or an email away. Ayda, you don’t just have your finger on the pulse of all things property; I think you may just be the heart of it. I cannot thank you enough.


Property Purchaser: Gillian Tait

Ayda, I can’t thank you enough for all your guidance and support in buying my first property. The process has been so clear and I know that I’ve been set up in the best possible way for my future finances. I greatly appreciate your patience and honesty in explaining concepts, and ensuring I had everything lined up in a timely manner. You have made my first venture into property investment extremely smooth, organised and it is now an area I understand more fully and want to be more involved in. Thanks for your frank and down to earth advice and assistance, from the very beginning in choosing which unit to buy! Looking forward to keeping in touch and letting you know how things are going. I’d have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone in future.


Vendor: David Hung

Sold my apartment quickly at requested price. Couldn’t have asked for more. Teagan is very professional and understands the market well. Recommend highly and would list with her again in the future.


Investor: Dianne Lazzaro

If I were to sum Ayda and the service she provided to me in just one word, it would have to be awesome.
I had been thinking about investing for years, but was procrastinating about it because I wasn’t sure where to begin. Ayda had kept in contact with me over this time, and earlier this year called me and said “Diane, I have the perfect property for you.”

I found she listened to my needs, wants and fears – really sought to understand my personal situation before offering a tailored solution for me. She made me feel confident and excited about investing and, most importantly, got me to take action; something I am really grateful to her for.

Ayda answered my queries promptly and professionally, and because of such a great experience the first time around, I am doing it again – my finance has just been approved for my second investment property!

My immediate reaction was that Ayda is extremely passionate and enthusiastic about her work and helping others. I would, and have already, recommend Ayda and Newstead Realty to anyone else that wants a really positive experience in building and maintaining an investment portfolio.

Thank you, Ayda – you are just great!


Property Purchaser: Joan Eather

Ayda and the Newstead Realty Team are the epitome of youthful professionalism and competence.


Property Purchaser: Jo Conolly

Ayda and the Newstead team have demonstrated a drive and level of professionalism that is inspirational. Ayda’s passion for customer service will not only see her business continue to thrive but will be a large threat to her competitors that they will be forced to match.


Tenant: Mathew Pease

Twenty-five year old Matthew Pease is just one of Newstead Realty’s satisfied tenants. He has been renting a Fortitude Valley apartment managed by Newstead Realty for the last five months and is thrilled with the service he has received.

“I have had a number of bad experiences dealing with other property managers. They never took the time to really address my concerns and I was left feeling frustrated, and like I wasn’t important because I was ‘just’ a tenant, and not a buyer or investor,” Matthew says.

However, Matthew, who is an optometrist at Da Rin Optometrist in Merthyr Village, finds our approach to how we work with our tenants refreshing.

“Right from the very beginning, Newstead Realty have made things easy for us, by allowing us to inspect the property after work hours, to sorting out any issues we have had with the property immediately,” he says.

It is our responsiveness and how we value our tenants as important clients that will ensure Matthew remains one of the many quality tenants we have placed into our investors’ properties.

While Matthew views renting as the best option for him at the moment, being a recent graduate, his long-terms plans are to buy his own home. In the meantime, however, Matthew is really impressed with our service and the great relationship we have with both our tenants and owners.


Solicitor: Richard Rylands

Our Company has had the pleasure in working in Conjunction with Ayda Shabanzadeh for the past 2 years. We have found her professionalism and experience to be outstanding. We currently arrange a lot her client’s conveyancing requirements for purchases. We have found that Ayda’s clients have been well educated in the process, and informed of all settlement requirements. Ayda is very efficient in her work and we have always enjoyed an excellent professional relationship with Ayda.