Director | Licensed Estate Agent | Auctioneer
Highly professional and with a wealth of experience spanning nearly 20 years in the industry, Simon consistently provides outstanding results for his clients. Equipped with expert local market knowledge, Simon tailors an innovative strategy for each individual campaign, achieving exceptional outcomes.
Whether it be a one-bedroom apartment or a generational family home, Simon is determined to extract the highest possible price via his skilled auctioneering and astute negotiating approach.
To relax Simon enjoys spending time with his partner Lucy and two children, having a game of golf or tennis, traveling and supporting his beloved Demons.
“Hard work and commitment to exceeding my client’s expectations are my top priorities”
Simon is a highly sensitive, responsive and capable agent. We had not sold property before in Australia and he guided us through every step of the process, from preparing the house for sale and producing marketing materials to talking us through the Auction strategy. His assessment of market conditions proved to be accurate and his Auction-day energy was crucial for brokering a successful sale. Thank you, Cayzer!
Henry and I would like to send to you our appreciation for the way you have conducted the sale and marketing of my mother’s property in McGregor Street, Middle Park.
At the outset, when you and Geoff Cayzer came out to meet us and inspect the property we knew you were the right agents for us. We put our trust in you and you did not disappoint at any time.
Simon, you were there for us every step of the way and kept in touch to advise us of any developments along the way. On the day of the auction you were exemplary in how you presented the situation and the briefing you gave us a couple of days before the auction played out exactly as you predicted. Although we did not have multiple bidders on the day, the person who wanted our property did get it because of your personal effort in ensuring that their interest in the property was backed up by your support and commitment to the sale.
Henry and I would like you to know that all your efforts have been very much appreciated and because of this we have achieved a very acceptable sale result. Congratulations to you Simon. We would have no hesitation in engaging or recommending your company in any future endeavours.
Henry and Nadia Cole
50 McGregor Street, Middle Park
Being a retired estate agent of 35 years I could not fault the service Simon provided. I spoke with two other local agents who did not even come close to Simon.
13/123 Beaconsfield Parade, Albert Park
I am delighted to have worked with Simon Carruthers of Cayzer Real Estate for the sale of my home. Simon proved very knowledgeable about the market and competitors by providing a trustworthy valuation. He made expert suggestions for the presentation of my home for sale and conducted the viewings. I was very busy with work during the process and Simon proceeded with minimal, if any, demands on my time while keeping me informed about progress. He conducted an effective auction stimulating competitive bids. Finally, Simon's negotiation skills resulted in a terrific sale. Simon is a thoughtful and conscientious professional and quite personable. It was a pleasure doing business with him.
36 Park Road, Middle Park
A very professional approach on a personalised basis. Cayzer know their business and their area. Sensitive to our needs, communicated well throughout the sales period and had the professional patience to handle an extended campaign achieving a good outcome.
29 Kerferd Road, Albert Park
Simon was accurate and honest in all prior to sale appraisals of our property. He conducted the auction in the manner we had wished and then handled all post auction negotiations professionally and again to our wishes. We would not hesitate to recommend Simon to any future prospective seller.
23 Erindale Avenue, Elsternwick
James and I were very impressed with Simon at Cayzer. We sold our property at the best price for the market. Being interstate Simon communicated with us through every step of the selling process. Highly recommend anyone to choose Cayzer Real Estate.
183 Canterbury Road, St Kilda West
Before I made my final decision to sell, I had a look at what was on the market in my area, how properties were being presented and marketed and what they eventually sold for. During this time of exploration, I got to know Simon during our discussions at opens and was impressed with his genuine approach and his solid work ethic on behalf of his vendors. I felt that he was integrous and trustworthy and I was comfortable with his sales style. Throughout my own sales process, I found Simon and the rest of the sales and support team at Cayzer to be organised, systematic, attentive and professional. I always felt that they knew what they were doing and they had my back. They conducted a good auction under less than ideal circumstances and negotiated a post auction result with which I was happy. I would recommend Simon and the Cayzer team and would certainly use their services again myself.
96 Pickles Street, South Melbourne
“Simon Carruthers is a good real estate agent. My reasons for saying so are as follows: Professionalism, credibility, good demeanor, good communication skills, hard-working, good knowledge of the real estate market. He would do well as a mentor/trainer of young men and company.
101/315 Beaconsfield Parade, St Kilda West
The Cayzer Team, not only for this property but the numerous others we visited over the past months, stand apart from the other agencies in the area in their approach and the way they conduct themselves. Simon was responsive, professional and friendly to deal with throughout the process. Would have no hesitation in recommending him as an agent to others.
62 Bridport Street, South Melbourne
We bought and sold our property through Simon and have found him to be honest, professional, efficient and reliable. He has sound local market knowledge and a wealth of experience and excellent communication skills. He kept us informed at every stage of the process and was a pleasure to work with. We would have no hesitation in recommending Simon to anyone wanting the best result when selling their home and will definitely use him again.
67 Park Road, Middle Park
Simon did a fine job. We were thinking of going with Purple Bricks but Simon's knowledge of women wishing to become real estate agents, or in a more senior role in the running of the 7/318 Beaconsfield Parade, St Kilda West the local area, personality and negotiation style made us instead pay the commission - it was worth it.
346 Princes Street, Port Melbourne
Simon helped me sell my 2 bedroom apartment in St Kilda West by private sale. We had a total of 2 viewings and the property was sold and for a great price too! Simon is easy to communicate with and very professional. Highly recommend and would use again in the future.
7/318 Beaconsfield Parade, St Kilda West
When we decided to sell we got in touch with Simon as we purchased the home original from him 4 Years earlier. He has a great deal of experience and fantastic local insight into Port, South Melbourne & Albert, Middle Park. The campaign was handled very professionally and we were communicated effectively throughout the entire process. Would highly recommend Simon to anyone looking for expert local knowledge and outstanding campaign management to maximize the sale of their properties within the inner Bayside area.
403 Park Street, South Melbourne
Simon was informed about the local market, prepared a clear, milestone timeline for the sale, organized stylists and photographers and managed open for inspection viewings. He communicated with us about various parties' interests after inspections and carried out the auction and final negotiations. Throughout the process we felt Simon was honest and open about what was required of us and similarly what we should expect from the intending buyers and the market on the day.
96 Danks Street, Albert Park
Simon was recommended to us by our long term property manager (Michelle Wergin of Cayzer Real Estate - Port Melbourne). Even though we only deal with Simon over the phone (as we live in Sydney), Simon's relaxed approach and effective communication made us feel at ease. The auction campaign ran smoothly and professionally as outlined by Simon. He kept us informed at every step and we felt confident about the whole campaign. Right up to the hour
before the auction, Simon briefed us on what to expect and delivered us a great auction result. We will definitely recommend Simon to any future vendors. Thank you Simon.
602/142 Rouse Street, Port Melbourne
From beginning to end we were kept informed and the process was well under control. Nothing was an issue and all our requests were quickly and professionally actioned - even those annoying little ones that were probably unnecessary... As we approached the auction the advice was considered and reasonable. Our stress was low as we felt every stone had been turned and whatever the result, it was going to be the best market value. The auction led to a fantastic result. In all, were happy with service, professionalism, conduct of auction and final result.
116 Napier Street, South Melbourne
I have been extremely satisfied by Simon's service and professional approach. His communication was excellent and we got the best result we could have hoped for.
52 Foote Street, Albert Park
As Vendors of this property our experience with Simon was, from day one, completely stress fee. We found Simon to be honest and extremely professional and we were very confident that he would get the best possible result for us. He communicated regularly regarding prospective purchasers and on auction day he obtained a sale price that was way beyond our expectations. We would certainly recommend Simon for any real estate business.
110 Page Street, Albert Park
I was most impressed with Simon Carruthers. He kept in touch all the time during the sale of my flat despite the fact that I was interstate for most of the pre auction time. As he couldn't be there to be the auctioneer day he organised for very competent Cayzer staff to 'do the job'. I was most impressed with both Simon and Cayzer Real Estate.
83A Park Street, South Melbourne