Ian Wallace

Ian has been with R&W Bondi Beach since it first opened its doors and has over 18 years of real estate experience in the local area.
Currently specialising in residential Sales with invaluable experience in Auction, private treaty, project marketing and property management. Ian has a reputation of being a hard worker on behalf of his clients often found working until late in the evening ensuring his clients are provided the highest level of service.
Ian is committed to not only achieving the highest price, but to also offer expert advice and outstanding customer service in the process. Growing up in the Eastern Suburbs, Ian is passionate about his local community and is the current President of the Bondi Board Riders.
His secret to his continuous real estate success is simple old fashioned, loyalty, hard work, honesty and integrity.
To his credit Ian’s dedication and results have provided him with a strong and ever growing client base throughout the local eastern suburbs area.
19 testimonials found

Adam Meads

Thank You Ian Wallace and the entire team at Richardson & Wrench Bondi Beach for delivering an unbelievable result when selling my property at auction on 22/6/21. Ian proved to be a specialist in the area and promoted the property to all prospective buyers in the best way possible. Ian was a pleasure to deal with, always available and he always had the answers that I needed in order to feel comfortable throughout the entire campaign. When it came to the Auction night Ian worked the floor beautifully and ensured that all buyers were actively bidding in order to drive my sale price well above the reserve. I couldn't be happier with the result and can only say that Ian is the man when selling a property in the area. Ian has also ensured that the settlement will go ahead with the minimum of fuss with no delays encountered. Nothing is a problem for Ian and as a first time seller (Vendor) he made everything easy and put me in contact with everyone required to make the entire process a breeze for us. A big THANK YOU to Ian and all involved. Ian is the man to talk to when selling any property in or around the Eastern beaches.

Phillip Taig

Ian is a consummate professional in every aspect of selling a property. Right from the beginning of the sales campaign, Ian worked collaboratively with us and all the people that enquired about our property to achieve the best price in the market of the day. He was tireless in giving us ascertainable evidence about the progress of our campaign, and he gave us the benefit of his well-honed experience and knowledge of the local area when making important decisions. Ian’s passion for people and their homes is infectious, for he clearly loves the magic of finding the right place to live.

Donna King

The best !! I can highly recommend this agency to anyone looking to rent or buy in Sydney. Ari, Ian & Estelle are wonderful people with integrity, kindness and professionalism.

Eric Hansen

I have dealt with Richardson & Wrench Bondi Beach since it opened it’s doors 18 years ago. Always prompt and professional in handing any issues that have occurred. Special mention for Ian Wallace, who initially manged and sold our properties, also to Estelle Georgiakakis who currently manages our property in Bondi Junction. She has been wonderful in getting recent tenants during this difficult pandemic. Many Thanks

Matt Williams

Ian and the team at Richardson & Wrench have assisted my family and I both buy and sell property for over 20 years. In that time I've always found Ian to be an individual who is professional, trustworthy and has a high level of integrity. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Richardson & Wrench Bondi, and will certainly be using Ian and the team for all of my future property needs.

Kim Sexty

Ian went above and beyond to ensure the sale of our property. The fact that we were able to sell at an amazing price during a very poor climate speaks volumes on Ian’s work. The night we sold our home 11 properties fell through due to the climate. Ian constantly updated us with detailed analysis and action plans, allowing us to feel completely confident in the process. Thank you Ian, you are the best in the business!

Kristen Hawes

I enjoyed working with Ian. I was confident throughout the campaign that he had the experience and belief in the value of my property to get a good result. Ian clearly enjoys his job, making a stressful process a positive experience.

Randy Sykes

Dear Ian And Phoebe,    I would like to enthusiastically express my absolute gratitude, satisfaction and appreciation in regards to our recent working agreement to contract with you to serve as my real estate agent, to sell my property in Bondi Beach, NSW.    Without reservation, I was overwhelmed by your Professionalism as it replanted to:    Communication: Virtually every step along the way, you continually reached out to me, via phone and email to inform me as to everything in regards to daily scheduling of showing my property; regular updates, of interested persons as to interest in my property; ongoing questions and further updates; details of the actual action, including the names and degree to interest of each person attending the auction; immediate results of the auction, including the step by step details of the 150+ bids on the property.  Availability: In the midst of your very busy schedule, I was amazed that you virtually made yourself available to personally talk to me by phone each and every time I wanted/needed to personally chat with you.  Productivity: I was incredibly impressed with your resourcefulness in terms of generating interest throughout NSW and motivating numerous persons to come out to your showings to personally view my property.  Final Result: As a result of your leadership, my property sold for 2 and ½ times the amount I paid for the property 10+ years ago.  This was about $500,000.00 more than my stated selling preference.     It is quite difficult to try to put into words the degree of elation experienced by me because of your diligent work, resolve and results.    Gratefully yours, 

David Noble

We tried selling 2 years prior with another agent and it was a disaster. 2nd time round we partnered with Ian Wallace RWBB and we followed his advice from start to finish, and couldn't be happier. We campaigned before/during Covid-19 & the situation with the market, lockdowns, viewings was changing daily, super stressful. Everything had to be strategic, smooth and on point. Ian's knowledge, communication and expertise was critical for the campaign to be successful, and it was. What a legend!

Shirley Brockwell

Dear Ian,   What a great auction result this week for both units!    I want to say a huge thank you for the incredible effort you have put in and incredible patience you have had in helping our family prepare for, plan, present, market and sell our properties.   How wonderful to have achieved a record price for this building indeed!   It has been a pleasure working with you and I know that all members of my family appreciate your genuine and personable manner, sensitivity and goodwill.   Dad certainly enjoyed many conversations with you and would have been very happy with your efforts and outcomes.   I do hope that it is a successful year end and that you can enjoy a bit more time with your family over the Christmas period.   I hope also to keep in touch should I be in a position to purchase an investment unit in the future,   Very best regards,

Gareth

"I recently had the pleasure of partnering with Ian & Phoebe from R&W to help my wife and I sell our unit in Bondi Beach. I can honestly say that I cannot find a fault with their approach, their knowledge of the market was fantastic and they were honest, forthright and professional in their dealings with us from start to finish. Their communication and reporting was great, they effectively managed the relationship with our tenants during the sometimes stressful open home period. And, right up until the auction they kept us informed of progress with potential buyers so that we always felt peace of mind that they were across what they needed to be. The icing on the cake was that on auction night our unit sold under the hammer, above the reserve, and at a record for our building! If you're looking to sell your unit or house in the Eastern Suburbs I strongly recommend you consider Ian & Phoebe. Kind regards, Gareth Vendor 3/43 Sir Thomas Mitchell Road, Bondi Beach”

We recently decided to sell our family home in Bronte after living there for the past 10 years. Faced with the daunting task of what agent to help us achieve the best price/outcome. We did our research interviewed each one and we narrowed it down to 2 agents we liked. We looked at their graphics, their type of photography, the ease of navigating through their website etc. Did they turn up on time for meetings, how were they presented and what did they promise played a big part. Do you think we would be looked after or treated as just another number? Both agents were ticking our boxes and it wasn't an easy decision but in the end we decided to go with Ian Wallace from Richardson & Wrench Bondi Beach. Why..........we felt more at home with Ian and he was more on our wavelength, not too pushy and was upfront and honest. Every time he was on time, thoroughly explained everything we needed to know, well groomed and went the extra mile. Ian achieved the price we wanted and we were very happy with the result! As this property was our family home we now needed to find a new home. We have relocated to the North side of Sydney and we found a house which was coming up for auction. My wife said she wanted Ian to buy it for us so we were thrilled when he accepted the offer. Thanks Ian for helping us in more ways than one, we have since referred another family member on who is wanting to buy an apartment in Bondi. Russel Koskela

Jo Miller

I have experienced the professional services of Ian Wallace both as a buyer and a seller. I purchased 36 Rickard Av, Bondi Beach in August 2017.  As a buyer in a booming market I was pleasantly surprised at the level of service offered.  Nothing was too much trouble in terms of facilitating additional inspection times, providing information about the property as well as the broader market i.e. comparative sales and honest market analysis. By auction day I felt confident in my decision to proceed resulting from the professional agent/client communication and due diligence. Ian Wallace sold 5/120 Roscoe St for me in December 2018. Timing was tight with Christmas looming and lots of negative press swirling around the real estate market. Ian ran an outstanding campaign.  He negotiated excellent advertising and editorial coverage.   His communication with me during the four-week marketing campaign was excellent.   I felt the property was being given its best shot with Ian’s professional reading of prospective buyers and his ability to make the most of every inquiry. The apartment was appealing but not perfect.  Ian’s ability to highlight its strengths resulted in a successful auction with the property selling for $35,000 over the official reserve.

Eric & Joan Hansen

We have known Ian Wallace for over 15 years initially as a rental agent and more recently as a sales agent when he sold two houses for us in Rickard Ave, Bondi Beach.  In all the years we have known Ian he has been a total professional and took incredibly good care of us as his clients.  He was in constant contact with us during both of the sales campaigns giving us updates and relevant information.  Ian obtained sales prices far above our expectations.  He has a wonderful rapport with the community of the Eastern Suburbs and his insight and local knowledge helped to secure the best possible result for us.  He has our highest recommendation.  We still use Richardson & Wrench, Bondi Beach to manage our property.  They are a great team of people to deal with.

Andrew MacBride

My wife and I have previously used Ian to sell two properties in and around the eastern beaches. We found Ian very user friendly and understanding of our particular situation. He fully outlined the sales and marketing process for us, and gave us excellent advice and direction through every step. Ian has a thorough understanding of the eastern beaches and a noteworthy ability to relate to people on all levels. This provided us with confidence that he would be able to execute the best possible deal for us. Ian worked hard throughout the campaigns and kept us well informed, providing valuable feedback  and advice on our available strategies. We got a fantastic result on both sales, and we would be happy to recommend Ian to anyone.

Ian, Jason The most successful teams in football have men who can read the game. They judge the state of play and plan three moves ahead. Like these exceptional athletes, you read the real estate market, judged the shoppers, selected the serious, and made your winning moves at exactly the right time. The grand final result was record-breaking!  Congratulations on the success of your game plan. Since early January we have observed how carefully you put together your game plan. Despite the market being positive, you didn’t rush in prematurely, but waited till our property was cherry-ripe in preparation. Only then did you make your opening moves. You judged, correctly, that a short and sharp campaign was the best. You convinced God to turn on good weather for photography day! Once our property hit the market, you quickly separated the genuine buyers from the shoppers. And last week you unloosed your closing strategy. The drama in your office on Thursday was as thrilling as a grand final, and we came out winning by a record score! Thank you! Daphne and Dom

Dear Ian, Just Wanted to say a big thank you for selling our apartment, you are such a fantastic and passionate real estate agent and an all round great guy. Looking forward to having you over for dinner when we return. Thanks Again Geraldine Bigelow & Peter Harris Queens Park Road, Queens Park

Rob Stutz

Morning Wal First of all I just wanted to say a "BIG THANK YOU" especially to you, for your efforts & patience (especially with Hannah) & to Jas & also to your team at Richardson & Wrench Bondi Beach. With out ALL that you have done I'd still be stressing out to the max!!! (probably bald by now). Thou instead, from maybe today I'll be living the dream... surfing in warm water & wondering which board(s) to ride... Oh & if you need to find me, I'll be the "green room". Cheers Bro Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeew!!! Kind Regards Stutzy 18/54 Beach Road, Bondi Beach  

Dear Ian & JasonThanks for selling our apartment in a such a short time frame for the price we wanted! We were a bit nervous, having bought elsewhere before selling; but we needn't have worried as you worked out the perfect negotiations and timings. Thanks for running an effective and most of all, HONEST sales campaign. We greatly appreciated the regular updates, feedback and advice, and we have already recommended you to all our neighbours and friends!Kind regardsGillian & Peter Cleary 16 Military Road, North Bondi

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" "unbelievable result when selling my property at auction" "

Thank You Ian Wallace and the entire team at Richardson & Wrench Bondi Beach for delivering an unbelievable result when selling my property at auction on 22/6/21. Ian proved to be a specialist in the area and promoted the property to all prospective buyers in the best way possible. Ian was a pleasure to deal with, always available and he always had the answers that I needed in order to feel comfortable throughout the entire campaign. When it came to the Auction night Ian worked the floor beautifully and ensured that all buyers were actively bidding in order to drive my sale price well above the reserve. I couldn't be happier with the result and can only say that Ian is the man when selling a property in the area. Ian has also ensured that the settlement will go ahead with the minimum of fuss with no delays encountered. Nothing is a problem for Ian and as a first time seller (Vendor) he made everything easy and put me in contact with everyone required to make the entire process a breeze for us. A big THANK YOU to Ian and all involved. Ian is the man to talk to when selling any property in or around the Eastern beaches.

Adam Meads

" " Ian’s passion for people and their homes is infectious, for he clearly loves the magic of finding the right place to live." "

Ian is a consummate professional in every aspect of selling a property. Right from the beginning of the sales campaign, Ian worked collaboratively with us and all the people that enquired about our property to achieve the best price in the market of the day. He was tireless in giving us ascertainable evidence about the progress of our campaign, and he gave us the benefit of his well-honed experience and knowledge of the local area when making important decisions. Ian’s passion for people and their homes is infectious, for he clearly loves the magic of finding the right place to live.

Phillip Taig

" "The best !" "

The best !! I can highly recommend this agency to anyone looking to rent or buy in Sydney. Ari, Ian & Estelle are wonderful people with integrity, kindness and professionalism.

Donna King

" "Always prompt and professional" "

I have dealt with Richardson & Wrench Bondi Beach since it opened it’s doors 18 years ago. Always prompt and professional in handing any issues that have occurred. Special mention for Ian Wallace, who initially manged and sold our properties, also to Estelle Georgiakakis who currently manages our property in Bondi Junction. She has been wonderful in getting recent tenants during this difficult pandemic. Many Thanks

Eric Hansen

" "Professional, trustworthy and has a high level of integrity." "

Ian and the team at Richardson & Wrench have assisted my family and I both buy and sell property for over 20 years. In that time I've always found Ian to be an individual who is professional, trustworthy and has a high level of integrity. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Richardson & Wrench Bondi, and will certainly be using Ian and the team for all of my future property needs.

Matt Williams

" "The fact that we were able to sell at an amazing price during a very poor climate speaks volumes on Ian’s work" "

Ian went above and beyond to ensure the sale of our property. The fact that we were able to sell at an amazing price during a very poor climate speaks volumes on Ian’s work. The night we sold our home 11 properties fell through due to the climate. Ian constantly updated us with detailed analysis and action plans, allowing us to feel completely confident in the process. Thank you Ian, you are the best in the business!

Kim Sexty

" "He had the experience and belief in the value of my property to get a good result" "

I enjoyed working with Ian. I was confident throughout the campaign that he had the experience and belief in the value of my property to get a good result. Ian clearly enjoys his job, making a stressful process a positive experience.

Kristen Hawes

" "Satisfaction and appreciation" "

Dear Ian And Phoebe,    I would like to enthusiastically express my absolute gratitude, satisfaction and appreciation in regards to our recent working agreement to contract with you to serve as my real estate agent, to sell my property in Bondi Beach, NSW.    Without reservation, I was overwhelmed by your Professionalism as it replanted to:    Communication: Virtually every step along the way, you continually reached out to me, via phone and email to inform me as to everything in regards to daily scheduling of showing my property; regular updates, of interested persons as to interest in my property; ongoing questions and further updates; details of the actual action, including the names and degree to interest of each person attending the auction; immediate results of the auction, including the step by step details of the 150+ bids on the property.  Availability: In the midst of your very busy schedule, I was amazed that you virtually made yourself available to personally talk to me by phone each and every time I wanted/needed to personally chat with you.  Productivity: I was incredibly impressed with your resourcefulness in terms of generating interest throughout NSW and motivating numerous persons to come out to your showings to personally view my property.  Final Result: As a result of your leadership, my property sold for 2 and ½ times the amount I paid for the property 10+ years ago.  This was about $500,000.00 more than my stated selling preference.     It is quite difficult to try to put into words the degree of elation experienced by me because of your diligent work, resolve and results.    Gratefully yours, 

Randy Sykes

" "Couldn't be happier", "What a legend!" "

We tried selling 2 years prior with another agent and it was a disaster. 2nd time round we partnered with Ian Wallace RWBB and we followed his advice from start to finish, and couldn't be happier. We campaigned before/during Covid-19 & the situation with the market, lockdowns, viewings was changing daily, super stressful. Everything had to be strategic, smooth and on point. Ian's knowledge, communication and expertise was critical for the campaign to be successful, and it was. What a legend!

David Noble

" "How wonderful to have achieved a record price for this building indeed!" "

Dear Ian,   What a great auction result this week for both units!    I want to say a huge thank you for the incredible effort you have put in and incredible patience you have had in helping our family prepare for, plan, present, market and sell our properties.   How wonderful to have achieved a record price for this building indeed!   It has been a pleasure working with you and I know that all members of my family appreciate your genuine and personable manner, sensitivity and goodwill.   Dad certainly enjoyed many conversations with you and would have been very happy with your efforts and outcomes.   I do hope that it is a successful year end and that you can enjoy a bit more time with your family over the Christmas period.   I hope also to keep in touch should I be in a position to purchase an investment unit in the future,   Very best regards,

Shirley Brockwell

" "I cannot find a fault" "

"I recently had the pleasure of partnering with Ian & Phoebe from R&W to help my wife and I sell our unit in Bondi Beach. I can honestly say that I cannot find a fault with their approach, their knowledge of the market was fantastic and they were honest, forthright and professional in their dealings with us from start to finish. Their communication and reporting was great, they effectively managed the relationship with our tenants during the sometimes stressful open home period. And, right up until the auction they kept us informed of progress with potential buyers so that we always felt peace of mind that they were across what they needed to be. The icing on the cake was that on auction night our unit sold under the hammer, above the reserve, and at a record for our building! If you're looking to sell your unit or house in the Eastern Suburbs I strongly recommend you consider Ian & Phoebe. Kind regards, Gareth Vendor 3/43 Sir Thomas Mitchell Road, Bondi Beach”

Gareth

We recently decided to sell our family home in Bronte after living there for the past 10 years. Faced with the daunting task of what agent to help us achieve the best price/outcome. We did our research interviewed each one and we narrowed it down to 2 agents we liked. We looked at their graphics, their type of photography, the ease of navigating through their website etc. Did they turn up on time for meetings, how were they presented and what did they promise played a big part. Do you think we would be looked after or treated as just another number? Both agents were ticking our boxes and it wasn't an easy decision but in the end we decided to go with Ian Wallace from Richardson & Wrench Bondi Beach. Why..........we felt more at home with Ian and he was more on our wavelength, not too pushy and was upfront and honest. Every time he was on time, thoroughly explained everything we needed to know, well groomed and went the extra mile. Ian achieved the price we wanted and we were very happy with the result! As this property was our family home we now needed to find a new home. We have relocated to the North side of Sydney and we found a house which was coming up for auction. My wife said she wanted Ian to buy it for us so we were thrilled when he accepted the offer. Thanks Ian for helping us in more ways than one, we have since referred another family member on who is wanting to buy an apartment in Bondi. Russel Koskela

I have experienced the professional services of Ian Wallace both as a buyer and a seller. I purchased 36 Rickard Av, Bondi Beach in August 2017.  As a buyer in a booming market I was pleasantly surprised at the level of service offered.  Nothing was too much trouble in terms of facilitating additional inspection times, providing information about the property as well as the broader market i.e. comparative sales and honest market analysis. By auction day I felt confident in my decision to proceed resulting from the professional agent/client communication and due diligence. Ian Wallace sold 5/120 Roscoe St for me in December 2018. Timing was tight with Christmas looming and lots of negative press swirling around the real estate market. Ian ran an outstanding campaign.  He negotiated excellent advertising and editorial coverage.   His communication with me during the four-week marketing campaign was excellent.   I felt the property was being given its best shot with Ian’s professional reading of prospective buyers and his ability to make the most of every inquiry. The apartment was appealing but not perfect.  Ian’s ability to highlight its strengths resulted in a successful auction with the property selling for $35,000 over the official reserve.

Jo Miller

" "Great team of people to deal with" "

We have known Ian Wallace for over 15 years initially as a rental agent and more recently as a sales agent when he sold two houses for us in Rickard Ave, Bondi Beach.  In all the years we have known Ian he has been a total professional and took incredibly good care of us as his clients.  He was in constant contact with us during both of the sales campaigns giving us updates and relevant information.  Ian obtained sales prices far above our expectations.  He has a wonderful rapport with the community of the Eastern Suburbs and his insight and local knowledge helped to secure the best possible result for us.  He has our highest recommendation.  We still use Richardson & Wrench, Bondi Beach to manage our property.  They are a great team of people to deal with.

Eric & Joan Hansen

My wife and I have previously used Ian to sell two properties in and around the eastern beaches. We found Ian very user friendly and understanding of our particular situation. He fully outlined the sales and marketing process for us, and gave us excellent advice and direction through every step. Ian has a thorough understanding of the eastern beaches and a noteworthy ability to relate to people on all levels. This provided us with confidence that he would be able to execute the best possible deal for us. Ian worked hard throughout the campaigns and kept us well informed, providing valuable feedback  and advice on our available strategies. We got a fantastic result on both sales, and we would be happy to recommend Ian to anyone.

Andrew MacBride

Ian, Jason The most successful teams in football have men who can read the game. They judge the state of play and plan three moves ahead. Like these exceptional athletes, you read the real estate market, judged the shoppers, selected the serious, and made your winning moves at exactly the right time. The grand final result was record-breaking!  Congratulations on the success of your game plan. Since early January we have observed how carefully you put together your game plan. Despite the market being positive, you didn’t rush in prematurely, but waited till our property was cherry-ripe in preparation. Only then did you make your opening moves. You judged, correctly, that a short and sharp campaign was the best. You convinced God to turn on good weather for photography day! Once our property hit the market, you quickly separated the genuine buyers from the shoppers. And last week you unloosed your closing strategy. The drama in your office on Thursday was as thrilling as a grand final, and we came out winning by a record score! Thank you! Daphne and Dom

Dear Ian, Just Wanted to say a big thank you for selling our apartment, you are such a fantastic and passionate real estate agent and an all round great guy. Looking forward to having you over for dinner when we return. Thanks Again Geraldine Bigelow & Peter Harris Queens Park Road, Queens Park

Morning Wal First of all I just wanted to say a "BIG THANK YOU" especially to you, for your efforts & patience (especially with Hannah) & to Jas & also to your team at Richardson & Wrench Bondi Beach. With out ALL that you have done I'd still be stressing out to the max!!! (probably bald by now). Thou instead, from maybe today I'll be living the dream... surfing in warm water & wondering which board(s) to ride... Oh & if you need to find me, I'll be the "green room". Cheers Bro Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeew!!! Kind Regards Stutzy 18/54 Beach Road, Bondi Beach  

Rob Stutz

Dear Ian & JasonThanks for selling our apartment in a such a short time frame for the price we wanted! We were a bit nervous, having bought elsewhere before selling; but we needn't have worried as you worked out the perfect negotiations and timings. Thanks for running an effective and most of all, HONEST sales campaign. We greatly appreciated the regular updates, feedback and advice, and we have already recommended you to all our neighbours and friends!Kind regardsGillian & Peter Cleary 16 Military Road, North Bondi