Director of Sydney Sotheby's International Realty, James Ball, began his career in real estate whilst undertaking a degree in Construction Management and Property at UNSW. 

A specialist in coastal and parkside suburbs, consistency and long term connections with the local community are the crucial element of his extraordinary accomplishments. Now with over 10 years experience, James is recognised as one of the highest performing agents in the Country annually selling in excess of $400,000,000 worth of property.

A lifelong resident of the Eastern Suburbs, James has an unrivalled appreciation for the area. This understanding, matched with his in-depth knowledge of the intricacies of property law, land valuation and property development foster a thorough understanding of its local market people and property. This combination of factors has contributed to James achieving 10 suburb records across 2021 - 2023.

A team player with a personable nature and strong ties to the community, James played high level rugby union for many years and takes great pride in his official corporate sponsorship of the Randwick Rugby Club. James was also a competing member of the Coogee Surf Club for more than a decade.

 


Record-Breaking Performances

In 2021-2023, James achieved multiple price records across the Eastern Suburbs:

 

$ 29250000 3 TIPPER AVENUE, BRONTE

 

$ 29200000 9 Kenneth Street, Tamarama
$ 25000000 453 Bronte Road, Bronte
Undisclosed 12 Battery Street, Clovelly
$ 16850000 14 Bunya Parade, South Coogee

 

$ 12850000 13 Gordon Avenue, Coogee

 

$ 6300000 10 Day Avenue, Kensington

 

$ 6150000 34 Lenthall Street, Kensington

 

$ 6050000 19 Winkurra Street, Kensington

 

$ 6000000 13 Milroy Avenue, Kensington

 

Undisclosed 37 Tunstall Avenue, Kingsford - Suburb Record

 

 

James' Portfolio

  • Selling
  • Sold
3/5 Albert Street, Randwick Sold by Sydney Sotheby's International Realty
Randwick3/5 Albert Street
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2
2
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3/7-9 Alison Road, Kensington Sold by Sydney Sotheby's International Realty
Kensington3/7-9 Alison Road
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1
1
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45 Darley Road, Randwick Sold by Sydney Sotheby's International Realty
Randwick45 Darley Road
5
3
3
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3/126 Marine Parade, Maroubra Sold by Sydney Sotheby's International Realty
Maroubra3/126 Marine Parade
3
2
1
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1B Tara Street, Woollahra Sold by Sydney Sotheby's International Realty
Woollahra1B Tara Street
3
2
4
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4/93-95 Coogee Bay Road, Coogee Sold by Sydney Sotheby's International Realty
Coogee4/93-95 Coogee Bay Road
3
2
1
Sold Contact agent
16/173 Avoca Street, Randwick Sold by Sydney Sotheby's International Realty
Randwick16/173 Avoca Street
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2
2
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401/33-35 Dunning Avenue, Rosebery Sold by Sydney Sotheby's International Realty
Rosebery401/33-35 Dunning Avenue
2
2
1
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2/102 Clyde Street, North Bondi Sold by Sydney Sotheby's International Realty
North Bondi2/102 Clyde Street
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3
2
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34 Creer Street, Randwick Sold by Sydney Sotheby's International Realty
Randwick34 Creer Street
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26 Garden Street, Maroubra Sold by Sydney Sotheby's International Realty
Maroubra26 Garden Street
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James' Testimonials

Testimonial from
21 Paine St

Both James and Brooke we great to deal with. Read More

- April 2023
Testimonial from Hermawan Oongwidjaja
Highly recommended

Hi James, I wanted to thank you for your help with selling my home.

I also thank team for your patience, expertise and kindness to guide me step by step to understand the whole process whiches I didn't have any knowledge before.

I don't think I could have done this without you. Thank you Read More

Hermawan Oongwidjaja - April 2023
Testimonial from
Amazing agent

I recently had the pleasure of working with James Ball from Ballard Property to sell my property, and I cannot recommend them highly enough. From start to finish, James provided exceptional service and went above and beyond to ensure that I received the best possible outcome.

James demonstrated excellent communication skills, promptly responding to my queries and providing me with regular updates on the progress of the sale. They were also very patient and understanding, taking the time to listen to my needs and concerns and offering me expert advice and guidance.

Throughout the sales process, James was always available to answer any questions I had and provided me with valuable insights into the local property market. They were also very proactive in marketing my property, using a range of effective strategies to attract potential buyers and generate interest in the property.

What impressed me most about James was their level of dedication and commitment towards ensuring a successful outcome. They worked tirelessly to negotiate the best possible price for my property and provided me with regular feedback and guidance throughout the sales process.

Overall, I am extremely satisfied with the service provided by James. If you're looking for a professional, knowledgeable, and dedicated property sales agent, look no further than Ballard Property and James Ball.

Thank you for the opportunity to share my experience with you. Read More

- April 2023
Testimonial from
There are many real estate agents but James Ball’s team stands out

We are so happy that we selected Ballard Property and James Ball’s team to sell our home. We liked his strategy. James was tenacious in getting us the best price. Nikita Willson provided excellent support at every stage from helping us put the best look forward to scheduling marketing support. Edward Quince was professional and accessible. There are many real estate agents but James Ball’s team stands out for their exceptional support. We highly recommend Ballard if you want to sell your home. Read More

- March 2023
Testimonial from
Nice guy, great agent

We have know James for a while now in our search for our next home. He has always kept us informed and updated with the current market and is very knowledgeable regarding this. We found him honest and reliable and always very pleasant to deal with. We were very happy with the result from the sale of our house and would highly recommend using him and his team. Read More

- February 2023
Testimonial from
Would definitely recommend James Ball

We decided to settle on James Ball to sell our home after meeting with quite a few other estate agents. He was hard working, professional, honest and kept us up to date on everything to do with our sale. He has a very easy manner, easy to communicate with and a very down-to-earth attitude. His team were equally professional and had the same work ethic. Ryan Neil was also a great asset to us in the sale of our home. We would recommend James and his team as we had a great outcome and a smooth process. Read More

- February 2023
Testimonial from
 
James was a pleasure to deal with as a Buyer.

Straight shooter, found James to be honest and clear in communication, was a pleasure to deal with as a buyer. Read More

- March 2022
Testimonial from Sunny Sun
Excellent negotiator with a very professional and personalized touch. Highly recommended!

James is an excellent agent. He listed my place in August and it was sold within 6 weeks! At asking price, he is an excellent negotiator with a very professional and personalized touch. Highly recommended! Read More

Sunny Sun - December 2021

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Testimonial from
21 Paine St

Both James and Brooke we great to deal with. Read More

- April 2023
Testimonial from Hermawan Oongwidjaja
Highly recommended

Hi James, I wanted to thank you for your help with selling my home.

I also thank team for your patience, expertise and kindness to guide me step by step to understand the whole process whiches I didn't have any knowledge before.

I don't think I could have done this without you. Thank you Read More

Hermawan Oongwidjaja - April 2023
Testimonial from
Amazing agent

I recently had the pleasure of working with James Ball from Ballard Property to sell my property, and I cannot recommend them highly enough. From start to finish, James provided exceptional service and went above and beyond to ensure that I received the best possible outcome.

James demonstrated excellent communication skills, promptly responding to my queries and providing me with regular updates on the progress of the sale. They were also very patient and understanding, taking the time to listen to my needs and concerns and offering me expert advice and guidance.

Throughout the sales process, James was always available to answer any questions I had and provided me with valuable insights into the local property market. They were also very proactive in marketing my property, using a range of effective strategies to attract potential buyers and generate interest in the property.

What impressed me most about James was their level of dedication and commitment towards ensuring a successful outcome. They worked tirelessly to negotiate the best possible price for my property and provided me with regular feedback and guidance throughout the sales process.

Overall, I am extremely satisfied with the service provided by James. If you're looking for a professional, knowledgeable, and dedicated property sales agent, look no further than Ballard Property and James Ball.

Thank you for the opportunity to share my experience with you. Read More

- April 2023
Testimonial from
There are many real estate agents but James Ball’s team stands out

We are so happy that we selected Ballard Property and James Ball’s team to sell our home. We liked his strategy. James was tenacious in getting us the best price. Nikita Willson provided excellent support at every stage from helping us put the best look forward to scheduling marketing support. Edward Quince was professional and accessible. There are many real estate agents but James Ball’s team stands out for their exceptional support. We highly recommend Ballard if you want to sell your home. Read More

- March 2023
Testimonial from
Nice guy, great agent

We have know James for a while now in our search for our next home. He has always kept us informed and updated with the current market and is very knowledgeable regarding this. We found him honest and reliable and always very pleasant to deal with. We were very happy with the result from the sale of our house and would highly recommend using him and his team. Read More

- February 2023
Testimonial from
Would definitely recommend James Ball

We decided to settle on James Ball to sell our home after meeting with quite a few other estate agents. He was hard working, professional, honest and kept us up to date on everything to do with our sale. He has a very easy manner, easy to communicate with and a very down-to-earth attitude. His team were equally professional and had the same work ethic. Ryan Neil was also a great asset to us in the sale of our home. We would recommend James and his team as we had a great outcome and a smooth process. Read More

- February 2023
Testimonial from
 
James was a pleasure to deal with as a Buyer.

Straight shooter, found James to be honest and clear in communication, was a pleasure to deal with as a buyer. Read More

- March 2022
Testimonial from Sunny Sun
Excellent negotiator with a very professional and personalized touch. Highly recommended!

James is an excellent agent. He listed my place in August and it was sold within 6 weeks! At asking price, he is an excellent negotiator with a very professional and personalized touch. Highly recommended! Read More

Sunny Sun - December 2021
Testimonial from
 
James achieved an Outstanding Result.

James lead us through the entire process in a very professional and informed manner. His experience and knowledge of the market positioned us well to achieve the outstanding result we got. Read More

- December 2021
Testimonial from Paul
James took the time to explain the process and was with me every step of the way.

James presented incredibly professional, took the time to explain the process before I signed with him and was with me every step of the way. We remained firm on price guide; James didn't push for a sale; recognised some of the challenges; communicated consistently through the process and worked hard to close the sale Read More

Paul - November 2021
Testimonial from
 
Very Knowledgeable, Friendly & Down to Earth

James was super knowledgeable about all recent and comparable local sales, his marketing plan for our property was perfect and to top it off he was so friendly and down to earth. Read More

- November 2021
Testimonial from Sally
James made selling our late mums place so much easier with his professionalism and genuine care.

James is a class act who is incredibly passionate about what he does. He made a very difficult process of selling our late mums place so much easier with his professionalism and genuine care. Could not rate him more highly. Thank you, James Read More

Sally - November 2021
Testimonial from
 
Thank You to James Ball & Team

Great. Thank you to James Ball & Team. Read More

- November 2021
Testimonial from John Blake
Fantastic result and all with a minimum of fuss for us

The whole process has been fantastic from the start, with a brilliant campaign, great timing, big crowds for viewings and a fantastic result and all with a minimum of fuss for us. Read More

John Blake - November 2021
Testimonial from Fraser Mc Ausland
Honest, communicate and professional

I found James a pleasure to deal with throughout the process. It was evident to me that he represented his vendor with integrity and I felt rightfully informed as the purchaser. The property was purchased at or about my expectations. Read More

Fraser Mc Ausland - October 2021
Testimonial from Mei Yao
Results-driven Team which Exudes Excellence

James is unstoppably driven and unswervingly focused. What makes James stand out is: his ability to lead a focused, coordinated and results-driven team which exudes excellence throughout the process; his sharpness in recognising the right buyer and his skills in securing that buyer; his insightful understanding of both the seller and buyer and tactful approach in forming a win-win situation for both parties. A man with his calibre can excel in any field that he sets his mind to. Read More

Mei Yao - October 2021
Testimonial from
James epitomizes professionalism and his team provides a work class service.

James epitomizes professionalism. It was a pleasure working with him in the sale of our property. He kept us well informed throughout the whole process and him and his team provide a work class service. Thank you James. Read More

- October 2021
Testimonial from Prakash Chordia
James' knowledge of the area, selling expertise and respect for his clients is second to none.

James is a extremely polite and a real estate professional of rare qualities, His knowledge of the area, selling expertise, promptness and respect for his clients is second to none. He is very open and communicates extremely well. He guided us from the day we contacted him to sell our property. It was styled and listed within three days and sold within four days after that. We are so happy with James and his associates at Bollard Property. Read More

Prakash Chordia - October 2021
Testimonial from R Sharma
James and Ballard Property made our purchase incredibly easy.

James and Ballard Property made our purchase incredibly easy. His team were very knowledgeable and accommodating from start to finish and we're really pleased with their service and commitment to help buyers. We're thrilled with our purchase and thank them for their help! Read More

R Sharma - September 2021
Testimonial from Kristine
James’ friendly professionalism and realistic view of the market was impressive.

Selling my home of 40 years was daunting.

Several people recommended James Ball as an agent with integrity.

James’ friendly professionalism and realistic view of the market was impressive.

James and his Business Manager, Nikita, answered myriad questions, and guided me throughout the process.

My house sold within 3 weeks and I am thrilled to be moving on. Thank you, James.

It is my pleasure and privilege to recommend James Ball Read More

Kristine - September 2021
Testimonial from Christine Laurie
A great sales experience

We met James for the first time when we appointed Clint and the Ballard team to sell our family home. James impressed us with his hard working energy, enthusiasm and instincts. James provided us with excellent communication and got the job expertly done in a short time frame. We found James and Client to be a formidable team for us and wouldn't hesitate recommending James to any future client. Read More

Christine Laurie - September 2021
Testimonial from Kelvin Davis
A very good marketer and knew the area very well

James recently sold my Coogee apartment. He was a good person to consider as he'd recently sold another apartment in the same complex. Upon meeting James I found him to be very professional. Obviously a very good marketer and knew the area very well. In the 10 days or so it took to sell, James kept me up to date with all that was happening and was always very positive. The fact that we were trying to sell during the recent Sydney Covid lockdown did not dampen James's enthusiasm at all. Read More

Kelvin Davis - July 2021
Testimonial from Kevin Newton
Courteous, professional and not at all pushy

I have no doubt our choice of agent was perfect. James group were fantastic in every way. Courteous, professional and not at all pushy. Excellent knowledge of the market in this area and organized a very good no fuss advertising campaign. Our family was extremely impressed with the way the program was run and the outcome achieved. Read More

Kevin Newton - June 2021
Testimonial from Jeremy
James was fantastic as our selling agent

James was fantastic as our selling agent. Very proactive with communication, knowledgeable about the local market and collaborative to work with. Everything you'd want.

He also has a great supporting team that ensured the process was smooth and hassle free. Read More

Jeremy - June 2021
Testimonial from Tim Maria
Achieved an incredible result for us

James & his team achieved an incredible result for us. Always kept us in the loop. Brought in bidders from other suburbs from their database. Being able to trust them meant our stress levels were kept to a minimum. Recommended strategies which we firmly believe increased the sale price. He & his team were a pleasure to deal with. Perfect mix of professionalism and friendliness. But most importantly they get the result which is what it's all about!! Read More

Tim Maria - June 2021
Testimonial from Michelle Anne Middleton
Seller of apartment in Coogee

James Ball and his team were very professional in all aspects of their work. Nicole added an extra bit of sunshine to the experience with her kindness and support behind the scene. Read More

Michelle Anne Middleton - June 2021
Testimonial from Diane Sarks
Seller of house in Kingsford

James was very professional. Returned calls immediately. Always polite. Punctual

and courteous a pleasure to deal with. Also has employed a fantastic person in Nicole Ball she is an absolute diamond took over all the stress of preparing the property for sale.

Indeed a very good real estate office. Read More

Diane Sarks - May 2021
Testimonial from Kevin Wendy
Highly recommend James & the team!

We were extremely satisfied with the professionalism and attention to detail in the process while selling our home. James and his team were very personable and their guidance was invaluable in the presale preparation. We would particularly like to commend Nicole for her support and project management organisation and availability. We felt we were always thoroughly informed throughout the campaign which achieved a result better than expected. We recommend James and his team without hesitation. Read More

Kevin Wendy - April 2021
Testimonial from Elena
A very good agent who gets results

I engaged James to sell my apartment in Bondi Junction. The sales process went very smoothly, I received regular and timely updates on the progress of the campaign, all requests have been attended to promptly and correctly. James worked really hard to get me the desired price and I am very impressed with his knowledge of the market and people. I would engage James again for my future transactions -definitely recommend! Read More

Elena - August 2020
Testimonial from Daniel
5 Stars for James & his team.

Buying property can seem like a scary process, but with James & his team at Ballard Property it was very smooth, stress free & enjoyable.

Special thanks to Robbie & Belinda who went above & beyond to get the desired result for me.

I highly recommend James & his team to anyone looking to get into the market for their easy to deal with start to finish process. Read More

Daniel - August 2020
Testimonial from Tanzim and Jon
Collaborative and committed

We recently sold through James from Ballard Property and had a positive experience. We found James and team (Shane and Alex) to be very hard working and collaborative. James' communication was clear and frequent (scheduled meetings, regular update calls etc) and most importantly honest and transparent. The sale process took a little longer than we all planned and hoped for but we always felt that James was acting in our best interests. He consulted with us on strategy and ultimately let us make the call on how and when to transact. We appreciated all the efforts and were glad we chose James and team to sell our home. Read More

Tanzim and Jon - April 2020
Testimonial from Penny J
James was very knowledgeable and highly responsive

James, Robbie, Shane and Alex all did a fantastic job for us. They seem to work 24/7 and we felt like we were their only client. James is very easy to deal with, knows his stuff and went out of his way to assist. Highly recommend James and will use him again. Read More

Penny J - April 2020
Testimonial from Nancy
James Ball is an excellent agent

I met James after he sold the house next door. I was impressed with his easy manner and candour. He regularly kept in contact with me, but not excessively so. We considered selling twice, and each time James and his team put together a professional plan. We decided to go with the Ballard team, headed by James, and I can't say enough about how professional and available the team was. Every question about rationale, or the plan, and every problem was attended to quickly and efficiently. James always returns a phone call. Without hesitation, I commend James Ball and the Ballard team and recommend their services. Read More

Nancy - April 2020
Testimonial from Charlotte Ostor
Professional and experienced

James experience and knowledge of the industry is second to none. We appreciate his consistent professionalism, his balanced approach and commitment to getting the best result. He is a pleasure to work with. Read More

Charlotte Ostor - April 2020
Testimonial from Eli And Nola Farah
James Ball, an honest real estate agent

We listed the sale of our property with James Ball and his team due to their professional approach and their ability to see our property for what it was. During the campaign, James and his team were incredibly accessible and responsive. For us, James' honesty was the most valuable asset which allowed us to make the appropriate decisions at the right time. We would recommend James and his team to our friends and family. Read More

Eli And Nola Farah - April 2020
Testimonial from Jenny Rahul
Experienced, hands on approach and professional at all times.

James has good knowledge of the property market. He deals with you personally and keeps in contact regularly. This makes the stressful process of selling a property easier to deal with. Would recommend him to friends and family. Read More

Jenny Rahul - March 2020
Testimonial from Gina
Very professional, knows the area and on the Ball!!

James was very professional, easy to deal with and accomodating. He worked with Paul Ephron to get us buyers from a wider catchment which was great. He got us a very good price for our brand new home in a tough market. Great outcome. Read More

Gina - March 2020
Testimonial from Michael Park
Excellent communicator & achieved best price for sale of our home

James is extremely knowledgable on the Kensington and surrounding areas of Sydney. He was able to outline a clear sales strategy, was transparent on the approach and options throughout the process, and ultimately achieved a sale price that met (and even slightly exceeded) our expectations in challenging conditions. Read More

Michael Park - March 2020
Testimonial from Jane Surgenor

The selling of my home was made seamless by James and his team. He was respectful during the process . He worked collaboratively which was something we had not experienced with previous agents. He listened and supported us as the vendors and respected and valued our property. He was transparent and inclusive at every stage of the process . We would recommend him highly and without a doubt enlist him for future endeavours. We are thrilled with the out come . Read More

Jane Surgenor - March 2020
Testimonial from Troy Rugless
I had a great experience with James.

James has extensive market knowledge and can communicate this in a manner for everyone to understand. His processes were clear and precise. In an industry that has not got a good reputation James performed with the highest of integrity and morals and made this experience a positive one. I would recommend James and his team to anyone selling their property. Read More

Troy Rugless - December 2019
Testimonial from Adama
Great experience with a true professional

James and the team handled the sale with the upmost professionalism. I highly recommend the team for anyone looking to sell their property. Read More

Adama - November 2019
Testimonial from Tanzim and Jon
House Purchase

We have known James Ball from Ballard Property for a few years through viewing properties in our local area and always found him to be a professional, honest and open agent. James is approachable and friendly and has a detailed knowledge and experience of the local market. He was extremely patient and helpful and his communication was excellent through the entire purchase process. We have no hesitation in recommending James as an agent. Read More

Tanzim and Jon - November 2019
Testimonial from Henry
Great buying experience

We bought our first investment property in the Eastern Suburb through James. He has been extremely helpful and professional the whole time. Thank you James. Read More

Henry - November 2019
Testimonial from Larsf
Professional, honest and diligent

James knew our market segment very well. He made sure to always keep us fully informed.

He is professional and works very hard to get the result you are looking for. Read More

Larsf - November 2019
Testimonial from Glenys
Top man! Top dollar result!

James has a dynamic magnetism that just makes people want to do business with him.

His boundless energy and tenacity got me an outstanding price for the property.

He was supportive and steely in pursuit of his goal and it was impressive to hear and see him in action; he was like a caged tiger. James Ball loves his work! It was exciting to be part of the process.

James kept me informed at all times, challenged some of my assumptions when it was necessary and I appreciated that. There was no kowtowing. He was going to get the best price no matter what. I knew I had the gun agent on my team and that felt good. Read More

Glenys - November 2019
Testimonial from Vilen
Very knowledgeable and easy to deal with.

I have got to know James over the last year or so and I have found him very easy to deal with and knowledgeable about the Kensington market. He has always been focused and proactive in trying to meet our needs. Read More

Vilen - September 2019
Testimonial from Elliot
Purchasing Experience - James Ball

Throughout the process of looking and then purchasing our new home, we found James Ball to be a very honest, hardworking and professional agent.

He was always accommodating of our busy schedules, friendly and respectful.

We found the process of purchasing a property from James Ball to be a pleasant one and we would recommend him to our friends and colleagues if they were in the market to buy or sell. Read More

Elliot - September 2019
Testimonial from Lucy
Review of the agent

James is very courteous and knowledgable of Kensington's area. He has helped us a lot and always answer our queries as soon as possible. I would not hesitate to ecommend him to other people in the future. Read More

Lucy - August 2019
Testimonial from Lucila P
A stress-free, smooth and highly successful sale

I first met James in February, when I attended an OFI in Waverley. At that time I was in the process of interviewing several local agents in readiness for putting my home of 36 years ( which I’d purchased directly from the owner, ie no real estate agent involvement!) on the market. Of the 4 agents interviewed, James struck me as the most knowledgeable, trustworthy and honest. Interestingly, he was the one who gave us the lowest price range, but my gut feeling was to go with someone who I felt would under-promise and then over-.deliver. This is exactly what he did!

I would like to acknowledge and thank not only James, but his team members Shane, Alexandra and Sarah who advised me, gave helpful suggestions and guided me in all the aspects involved in preparing my home for sale. This included painting the interior, styling and minor repairs, and their recommended painter, stylist and handyman exceeded all my expectations and were wonderful to work with also. Thank you all for responding to phone calls and queries so promptly, something I really appreciated.

Even though I have only just exchanged contracts and have yet to settle, at this point I would not hesitate to recommend James Ball and his team to any sellers hoping for a trouble-free and successful outcome, as my expectations were exceeded at every level. Thank you all, and you are terrific! Read More

Lucila P - August 2019
Testimonial from Henry James
Buyer's Review - Excellent

We felt comfortable with James & Shane from the moment we first inspected Gordon Place. They were trustworthy, approachable and very knowledgable of the local area. James & Shane were responsive to any request for information or additional inspections, which made it very easy for us to move through the process. Whether I'm buying or selling in the future, James & Shane will be the first agents that receive a call. Read More

Henry James - August 2019
Testimonial from Andrew D
Professional

In acquiring the property I dealt directly with Shane Scicluna. I found Shane to be professional, transparent, personable and easy to deal with. I was able to execute the transaction in a limited time frame through Shane's willingness to go out of his way to make it happen. Read More

Andrew D - August 2019
Testimonial from Anne
Sale of my mums house

James and his team did an excellent job selling my mums house. Updates everyday, helped get the house ready for inspections and good team work. Good job Read More

Anne - May 2019
Testimonial from Vaughan Annette W
A very positive experience

We were extremely satisfied with the professionalism,outstanding levels of service, support and knowledge of James and his team.

We would thoroughly recommend James as an agent. Read More

Vaughan Annette W - May 2019
Testimonial from Lee
Highly recommended

I sold with James and his team in a market that was more challenging than I had expected. However, James' efforts and advice helped me achieve a sales price that I believe was a good result given the market conditons.

I have no hesitation in recommending James and his team for any Eastern Suburbs vendors. Read More

Lee - April 2019
Testimonial from Vivian
James gives his 100%

I was extremely nervous to sell my property as I know how stressful it can be. From the start to the finish James guided me with his professionalism and knowledge but at the same time listened to my needs . Extremely happy with James honestly and service. Thank again James Read More

Vivian - April 2019
Testimonial from Tina Marie
Smooth Sale from Start to Finish

James and his team are lovely. They made themselves readily available whenever we had any questions or concerns. Alex was instrumental in ensuring the process ran smoothly for us as far as any requests, questions and post exchange inspections.

Thanks so much for everything! And thank you guys for the lovely care package. We will definitely get great use out of it!! Read More

Tina Marie - April 2019
Testimonial from Vendor
Professional and knowledgeable

James and his team were amazing - very professional and has deep market insight. We were able to sell our house without any fuss and the team removed all the stress from the process. Read More

Vendor - February 2019
Testimonial from edward brown
Fast Mover

James contacted me saying he has the perfect buyer for my home. Within 24 hours of the buyer seeing the property, it was sold for the price I wanted. Couldn't thank James and his team enough, for their efforts in making the sales process as simple and stress free as it was. Thank you again. Read More

edward brown - February 2019
Testimonial from Richard Shalhoub
Fantastic result

In an industry with many compromised values, it's clear why James and his team stand out. We recently sold our home through James and were incredibly happy with the outcome. James listened to our needs & met every expectation in what is clearly a difficult market. The price achieved was outstanding which could have only been achieved by an agent of James' calibre, and the process was seamless. Having previously purchased our home through James in what was also a great experience, we had no doubt we would engage him to sell for us when the time was right. We highly recommend James & his team for any real estate needs. Read More

Richard Shalhoub - October 2018
Testimonial from Emma JA
Excellent agent

We found James to be an excellent person to deal with. He and his team are very professional and hard working. Read More

Emma JA - August 2018
Testimonial from Petra Sweeney
Great professional agent

James was excellent as was everyone at Ballard. We would not hesitate to use James and Ballard again. Read More

Petra Sweeney - August 2018
Testimonial from Trish Wilson
Very Impressed

We chose James through doing our homework going to open for inspections.

James had no idea we were sussing him out.

From a middle/old age woman’s point of view we wanted respect and honesty.James,Shane,Alex and Sarah delivered in spades.

I would highly Reccomend Ballard.

In a falling market I think they achieved a happy seller and happy buyer. Read More

Trish Wilson - May 2018
Testimonial from Michael Abou Seif
Honest, hard working, fair negotiator

My wife and I bought a property off market through James, who was keen to listen to our requirements and quickly identify appropriate properties. Once we identified a property we were keen on, James was transparent and helpful in the negotiation process, and quickly worked to secure us the property by working closely with the vendors. Post sale he was also extremely helpful in finalising documents as well as assisting us with finding tradespeople to ensure that our move will be as smooth as possible. James was honest and talked straight with us throughout the process and we would have no problem recommending him to others. Read More

Michael Abou Seif - May 2018
Testimonial from Scott ONeill
Perfect Agent

I recently sold my property using the help of James Ball and Alexandra.

They managed to sell my property off-market within a few days. It was on of the fastest sales I have witnessed. They got a good price as well!

I have already referred James and his team to my friends and will continue to do so.

If you need an agent who puts in the extra work, Ballard Property would be a great fit.

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Scott ONeill - May 2018
Testimonial from Julia Abou Seif
Great agent and nice guy

James was a pleasure to deal with on our recent purchase and was quick, efficient, accommodating and honest. Would have no hesitation recommending him to others - he works seriously hard and is very good at what he does. He found us our new home off market and was helpful and available every step of the way along that journey without being annoying or too aggressive. Thanks James! Read More

Julia Abou Seif - May 2018
Testimonial from Steven Jacobs
Great agent

James achieved a great sale for us with incredible professionalism. He kept us updated regularly about everything we needed to know. He has great attention to detail and is reliable and friendly at all times.

I would highly recommend him.

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Steven Jacobs - April 2018
Testimonial from James Viles
Solid agent

James was very responsive and did a great job in wrestling the deal to conclusion, amongst some tough circumstances. That said, he did get a little stressed at times Read More

James Viles - April 2018
Testimonial from Andr K
Highly recommend

James was great to deal with. I would have no hesitation in listing my property with him. Read More

Andr K - April 2018
Testimonial from Barry Dubovsky
Exceptional straight talking agent

James was refreshingly a straight talking, honest agent who kept true to his word. With this approach, a deal was negotiated and accepted in under 24 hours. Highly recommended. Read More

Barry Dubovsky - March 2018
Testimonial from Panna Kopp
James is a great agent

It was a very good and very professional property sale. Thank you James. Read More

Panna Kopp - February 2018
Testimonial from Andrew Nikas
Committed, professsional agent

James is a strong communicator and a person you can rely upon to deliver on what he says he will do. James worked tirelessly on our behalf to enable a successful sale of our property. I would recommend him to anyone interested in engaging a committed, professional agent. Read More

Andrew Nikas - February 2018
Testimonial from Wendy Nikas
Very professional & Highly recommended

I would highly recommend James as an agent. Having bought and sold through James he was at all times efficient, very professional and went above and beyond. Read More

Wendy Nikas - January 2018
Testimonial from Lisa Gould
James is brilliant!

James is mature beyond his years and I can't recommend him highly enough. Trustworthy and dedicated. What more could you want in a realestate agent.

Thank you for a swift job. Well done

Lisa Gould Read More

Lisa Gould - November 2017
Testimonial from Rowena Anthony
Great Agent

A fast paced campaign resulting in very happy customers, thank you. James Ball was professional, knowledgeable and extremely personable from the start. James’ colleagues Alexandra and Shane were both exceedingly efficient providing us with constant communication throughout the process, instilling confidence in Ballard. I would have no hesitation in recommending Ballard Property Group, it was both an enjoyable and a positive experience working with The James Ball Team. Read More

Rowena Anthony - November 2017
Testimonial from Nikki Johnson
Professional & Transparent

Highly Recommend James & His Team. A real pleasure to deal with a young vibrant team that worked tirelessly and always remained professional, reliable and tenacious. Excellent service and result, with daily updates and total transparency. We highly recommend James Ball.

Nikki & Cris Read More

Nikki Johnson - November 2017
Testimonial from Gary Anthony
VERY PROFESSIONAL

James regular communication and attention to detail throughout the campaign was excellent.

His Sales Manager Alexandra was regularly updating us with the process and feedback.

We would definitely use the James Ball Team again and would not hesitate to recommend them. Read More

Gary Anthony - November 2017
Testimonial from Nina Augoustis
Honest Agent with Great Communication and Results

James recently sold our house in Coogee. He was always honest and straight forward not just telling us what we wanted to hear. Always returns a message or call within 5 minutes. Cool and calm and only calls if there is something good to report so a low stress sale. A very strong negotiator and can get his point across, maybe a little bossy. Highly recommend him for sales in Coogee, Maroubra or any suburb in the East. Excellent local knowledge. We will definitely use James, Clint and Ballard Property again. Nina and Peter Augoustis Read More

Nina Augoustis - October 2017
Testimonial from Gary Best
Certainly worth considering.

James impressed us from start to finish. His strategy for marketing and achieving a sale was excellent. He kept us very well informed at all times. The team at Ballard Property organised and managed the whole process with efficiency, competence and pleasantness. We have no hesitation in recommending James and his team. Read More

Gary Best - June 2017
Testimonial from Peter Linegar
James did a great job. I would thoroughly recommend him.

James has a very knowledge of the real estate market in general and the eastern suburbs in particular. He has very good communication skills and is very personable and professional in his approach. He is also a very good negotiator and is supported by a great team in particular Shane who was always very obliging and helpful at every stage. Read More

Peter Linegar - May 2017
Testimonial from Mariko Duncan
Great Agent

James was an excellent agent. He was always so helpful and made sure we were kept up to date at every step of the sale process. James is an outstanding negotiator and was able to secure a great price for us prior to auction. Read More

Mariko Duncan - May 2017
Testimonial from David Ang
Fantastic agent and experience

We would like to express our sincere thanks and gratitude to James and his team. They were extremely professional and helpful throughout the process. Listening to their advice and suggestions made a significant difference as well as calming us through the sale. We will be recommending James and his team to all our friends and will definitely use them again in the future. It was a fantastic experience with them on our side. Read More

David Ang - May 2017
Testimonial from Natalie De Haan
Excellent service, above and beyond!

I would highly recommend James and his team to anyone wishing to sell a property. They have made it easy for us from the minute we began the process, assisting us along the way with anything we needed. Nothing was too much trouble and we loved their hugely positive energy and consistent communication. They are all lovely people and it has been a joy to work with them. I wish them every success, they deserve it. Read More

Natalie De Haan - April 2017
Testimonial from richard shalhoub
Great experience

My wife and I were both very impressed in all dealings with James in the purchase of our property. His speed in responding, product knowledge and customer service were all above expectations. Overall, a great purchasing experience. Read More

richard shalhoub - April 2017
Testimonial from Damien Lee
James was forthright and represented both vendor and purchase's position with distinction.

We were very pleased to have James Ball conduct the negotiation between ourselves and the vendor.

James conducted himself in a forthright manner and truthfully presented the property and the vendor's position. This allowed a smooth negotiation which led to a successful sale and a happy deal for both vendor and purchaser alike.

I would have no hesitation in recommending James and Ballard Property. Read More

Damien Lee - March 2017
Testimonial from Yvonne
An agent that treats me with respect

I have had the pleasure to deal with James on the purchase of my new home. James has kept me informed from day 1 and I am grateful for his professional guidance leading to the successful purchase of our new home. I was respected as a buyer and thanks to James and his team, it has been such a pleasant experience given it is such a strong sellers market in Double Bay.

Thank you once again James. Read More

Yvonne - March 2017
Testimonial from Ben Carrington
Excellent agent

James did a terrific job in selling my place. He had a large list of qualified buyers that he was able to get through in a matter of days. He was always avlaible and gave great buyer feedback so no surprises. Would highly recxomend. Read More

Ben Carrington - March 2017
Testimonial from Selina Baxby
Would recommend as agent

James was consistent with his service and updates of progress throughout the campaign. Good knowledge of the local market around the Eastern Suburbs beaches. Read More

Selina Baxby - March 2017
Testimonial from Michal Fort Williams
Great agent

James is a great agent who was honest from the start. I highly recommend using him. Read More

Michal Fort Williams - March 2017
Testimonial from Andrew Julius
We strongly recommend James to anyone selling their property

We strongly recommend James to anyone selling their property. He made us feel very comfortable throughout the campaign and was consistently reliable, providing valuable feedback based on experience. He listened to our needs and advised appropriately. Dealing with him and his team (Haynes, Alex and Sarah) was a very pleasant experience, translating to a smooth campaign that maximised the opportunity, leading to an excellent result. We have no hesitation, and are very happy to recommend James Ball and Ballard Property to you. Read More

Andrew Julius - February 2017
Testimonial from Callie
Review James Ball

We were fortunate to meet James at an open house. That particular property wasn't suitable for us, but James worked closely with us to find the perfect house- he always made himself available, followed through on requests and ultimately found the perfect home for us. His post-exchange support was just as good, which impressed us even more. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend James as an agent. Read More

Callie - January 2017
Testimonial from Kamy Saeedi
Above and beyond expectation

We were very pleased with the persistent approach by James. In a heated market that we were selling our property, James was very patient and informative as to the market movements etc. We were not full hearted about selling and it must have been difficult trying to achieve our expectations. James worked very closely with us throughout the stressful process until our expectations were met. I would happily recommend him and Shane (who works closely with James) to anyone looking for a professional agent that goes above and beyond to achieve client's high expectations. Read More

Kamy Saeedi - November 2016
Testimonial from Dennis Fenech
James Ball re sales of 18 Koorinda Ave KENSINGTON

We consulted a number of agents re the off market sale of our Kensington home. James came across as a professional in his field. Astute and hard working. Other agents told us that James was out of our area and did not possess the "local" knowledge and contacts - he proved them wrong on all counts. We found Ballards and McGrath two trustworthy R/E agents that truly worked for the seller. Read More

Dennis Fenech - October 2016
Testimonial from Alok
Excellent agent

Great experience to deal with an agent who delivered what he promised! A nice change to finally meet a nice real estate agent in the current Sydney market.... and I hope to deal with him again in the future. Thanks James 👍🏾 Read More

Alok - October 2016
Testimonial from Tom Cull
Local Knowledge A++++

What a pleasure this is for me after many years of countless altercations and less than memorable experiences with previous real estate agents, that I can take the honour and privilege of offering my thanks and appreciation to James.

First and foremost, was his commitment to the sale of our property. No matter what hour of the day it were, James was always available to take calls, answer questions, and even show the property privately to potential purchasers whenever suited them, even collecting them in his nice new car.

Secondly, was his manner, presentation and professionalism. This was without question, un-questionable.

Lastly, was the perfect execution and negotiation which got the sale over the line. We found the negotiation process extremely well managed, resulting in a great outcome for us.

We thank you very much. Read More

Tom Cull - July 2016
Testimonial from Sarah Merrick
A Great Communicator

James Ball of Ballard Property recently assisted me with the purchase of a unit in Coogee. I found James to be very fair and honest in his negotiating, never failing to act in the interests of his client, the vendor, but recognising the realities and shortcomings (and great benefits too!) of the property being sold. He was always informative, provided responses to emailed questions within the hour and ultimately assisted with the Contract exchange after hours, in the circumstances of the vendor being overseas and on a completely different time zone. James was polite and professional throughout and I am happy to recommend him to vendors looking to sell in the areas in which James operates. Read More

Sarah Merrick - July 2016
Testimonial from Nick Sinclair
James Ball

We were very happy with James' work for us in the sale of our Rushcutters Bay unit. He was constantly in communication with us and despite the fact we only gave him a short window to run an off-market campaign, he was able to get a lot of prospective buyers through. Most importantly, we were very pleased with the sale price he achieved for us. Read More

Nick Sinclair - May 2016
Testimonial from Vicki Court
James Ball Review

James displayed a strong understanding of the marketplace and was very linked into what was happening .....in terms of prices , properties entering or about to enter the market and the impact they would have on our property.His wide base of contacts and drive and determination drove the whole campaign for us. James is always courteous a strong communicator with good negotiation skills.He achieve a strong price in under three weeks.James is very focus on the end game and strives to tick all the boxes for the vendor. I would recommend James to anyone . Read More

Vicki Court - May 2016
Testimonial from Meg Holl
Record Sale

Throughout the sale of my property I was impressed with James’ commitment, attention to detail and his strong communication skills. I believe his ability to achieve a record sale out of area is a testament to the strength of his work ethic and his ability to effectively negotiate the sale of properties. Read More

Meg Holl - February 2016
Testimonial from George
Buying a property?

I had the pleasure of dealing with James in the purchase of our property, could not have asked for a better agent,

Friendly, efficient, punctual, and went beyond expectation to help with the purchase of our new home, highly recommend James Read More

George - February 2016
Testimonial from Brenda Lawrence H
We would definitely recommend James

James was a pleasure to deal with from start to finish. His communication was excellent at every stage of the campaign. He is a very down to earth and genuine agent offering a good level of support in what is a very emotional process. Read More

Brenda Lawrence H - November 2015
Testimonial from Daria Lagunova
Good but too busy and overwhelmed

not the best at communicating Read More

Daria Lagunova - October 2015
Testimonial from egander
A Grade Service

James & Shane assisted me in purchasing my first unit in Coogee. The service that they provided was seamless and made the whole process an enjoyable experience. Read More

egander - October 2015
Testimonial from Stephanie Cheika
Amazing!

James is so professional and efficient. He managed to sell our house in just a few days that other agents couldn't in 9 weeks! He has brilliant communication skills and a genuine friendly manner in which he operates. Amazing!!! Read More

Stephanie Cheika - September 2015
Testimonial from Anna Medley
Recommendation of Mr James Ball

It is with pleasure that I speak of Mr Ball and his professionalism and expertise.Mr Ball was, throughout my brief, off market,process,diligent,committed,and client focused.My only negative issue being the actual negotiation of final price and how that was facilitated.Mr Ball is a dynamic operator in the real estate arena,and I would recommend his unique service,expertise,knowledge and personable skills.

Kind Regards,

Anna Medley. Read More

Anna Medley - September 2015
Testimonial from Lee Tan
Thank you

Both James and Shane are fantastic, confident and knowledgeable. They are excellent in their service and prompt in their responses, I would highly recommend them to any potential vendors. Read More

Lee Tan - August 2015
Testimonial from Sarah T
Always Professional and Exceptional Communication Skills

James helped us to sell our family unit in Coogee after the unit failed to sell with another agent. After having a poor experience with an "experienced" professional agent from the local area, James took the apartment on with an incredibly professional and enthusiastic campaign. James kept us informed through every stage of the sale, from calling after every open for inspection to informing us of the results of his follow up phone calls. The unit sold prior to auction for a price which far exceeded what the previous agent had managed to get. James was incredibly approachable and was willing to spend time and effort in meeting with us personally throughout the marketing campaign and made us feel like he was selling the property as if it was his own. We highly recommend James to anybody who is considering selling in the eastern suburbs. Read More

Sarah T - August 2015