"Little did I know when I walked into John Pratt's office at the end of 1987 that I was setting out on a journey that would last 33 years. The successful sale of my property at 204 Nelson Road, South Melbourne brings to an end our present relationship, a relationship that I have greatly appreciated as an absentee landlord. The words that come to mind when I think of Dixon Kestles in relation to both the management and the sale of the property are ethical professionalism.
The management of the property was such that I always felt that things were under control. I never had any anxiety as to the state of the property even though I was half a world away. All the managers I dealt with over the years were always extremely competent and pleasant to deal with.
The sale of the property went very well. Simon handled the whole affair extremely professionally and achieved a very good result. His advice and sale price estimates were always spot on which, coupled with his easy personal approach, made it a pleasure to work with him.
I am most grateful for the excellent service provided to me, and I would have no hesitation in calling on Dixon Kestles again in the future should the need arise.” - Keith Luckcuck
"Dixon Kestles is without doubt the most professional property managers with whom we have ever dealt – and that’s by a good country mile. They are prompt, courteous, accurate, reasonable and have an eye for detail. We feel confident in leaving our property in their very capable hands” - Dr Stan Malachowski
"My hot water service died and cold showers are a bleak prospect in the middle of a Melbourne winter.
I phoned Dixon Kestles at 9.00 am and it was fixed by 2 pm. The staff were pleasant to deal with and so efficient." - Janice Antony
"Highly recommend Dixon and Kestles, especially Nadia who was extremely responsive and always understanding of the tenant and the owners needs. I rented with this establishment for three years and I have no complaints, I will definitely use them again. Thanks guys!" - Shauney Bowen
"As a supplier to the business, I have found the Dixon Kestles team to be not just super professional and highly experienced in all facets of their industry, but also the loveliest bunch of people to deal with. To be flourishing in any competitive business for more than 40 years and have such long-term relationships with clients, you have to be doing something very right!" - Robyn Stammers
"We purchased a very unique property in Clarendon Street, South Melbourne from Dixon Kestles in 2015.It comprised 15 shops,2 offices and 10 residential apartments all on one title. We engaged the services of Nadia Barnes and her team to assist us with the management of the residential component. Nadia and her team have been very proactive in assisting us with our “value add” strategy-with her assistance, we have grown rents by 10-20% in some instances and signed the majority of tenants to 1 year leases. We receive regular condition reports on our portfolio which are of a very high standard. Nadia selectively advised us which of the apartments were the most in need of renovation and to date we have upgraded 3 residences. Nadia obtained quotes from relevant service providers to Dixon Kestles and effectively project managed the renovations on our behalf. All three upgrades were delivered under budget and the renovated apartments were subsequently leased out at premium rentals. Nadia and her team are a pleasure to deal with" - Anthony Wilson, Managing Director Terraplex
"I would like to acknowledge Steven Lee as I needed to move office and Steven has been so helpful courteous efficient and professional and I was amazed at just how much of an effort Steven went to help me. Nothing was too much trouble for Steven and he was punctual at all times and I thoroughly recommend Steven who has been just so professional and obliging. Thank you Steven for your help and guidance." - Denise Maresh FCPA
"I loved working with the Dixon Kestles team this year! The leadership team invested in a half-day development session to support the team's resilience and well-being, I had great fun working with an engaging, dynamic group of humans who love the challenges of their work and the relationships they get to build with their clients!" - Amy Jackson
"My husband and I rented through Dixon Kestles for about 4 years & we dealt with Nadia - she was just terrific right through our rental period. Very easy to deal with & very responsive. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend!" - JoAnne Stephenson
"Mark and the team at DK have been great to deal with from day 1!" - Shon Productions
"To all concerned I have worked with Nadia for the last two years and I have nothing but admiration for her ability and concern for her clients" - Maurice Szuc
"I recommend Dixon Kestles to anyone contemplating a great property manager for their rental property. I have been a landlord for 15 years and have used other agents for my property management. None have provided me with the service and care that Dixon Kestles provides. They provide ongoing updated information on the property plus the market and any changes in the tenancy act due to the upcoming changes. I highly recommend them!" - Danielle Ridley