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Client Testimonials
- 5 Star Testimonial
A PERSONABLE AND PROFESSIONAL AGENT!
Picking an agent to sell your home is one of life's gambles that you want the house to win. Charlie had a positive attitude right from the start. Throughout the process he provided great advice, timely communication and didn't pressure to close the deal.
Ring Charlie Cochrane for a personable and professional agent!
Paul Retter
December 2021
- 5 Star Testimonial
HE SUCCEEDED MAGNIFICENTLY!
It’s a pleasure to write this testimonial for Charlie Cochrane. Unusually, had he not sold our home these views would still have been offered anyway!
We called 3 top agents , all presented well but Charlie’s enthusiasm and total commitment shone through. His appraisal was the lowest of the group but he emphasised his commitment to achieve the best possible price for our home. He succeeded magnificently and gave frank and honest suggestions at every step of the process.
We are so grateful for his professional advice and recommend him unreservedly.
Thanks Charlie
Graham and Sue Mullin
18 Burwood Terrace, Gulf Harbour
November 2021
- 5 Star Testimonial
IN OUR EYES CHARLIE IS 200% TRUSTWORTHY!
We bought and sold our house through Charlie Cochrane. We chose Charlie as our realtor because as buyers we trusted him and he gave us the absolute best service with passion and positivity at all times. We wanted the same experience for our buyers and knew that we were going to get the best and honest service from Charlie.
Charlie has thorough knowledge of the building industry having built homes himself which helps with every question that we as vendors didn't even know about our own home. Charlie is fantastic at keeping in touch, providing constant updates when and where required and he does all it takes to get the job done.
In our eyes Charlie is 200% trustworthy and his positivity is second to none. Rest assured we will be ringing Charlie again if and when we look to sell our next property. Thanks Charlie for everything.
Pouria Hosseinpour and Katie Smith
October 2021
- 5 Star Testimonial
HE LIVED UP TO HIS AWESOME REPUTATION!
Charlie came highly recommended to us, and he certainly lived up to his awesome reputation. Constant communication, positive energy and did what he said he’d do. He sold our property in a matter of weeks for the price we’d hoped for. If you're thinking of selling, contact Charlie Cochrane.
Mike + Alison Sweeney
August 2021
- 5 Star Testimonial
THE MOST PROACTIVE REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON I HAVE MET!
I found Charlie Cochrane of Barfoot and Thompson to be the most proactive real estate salesperson I have met.  He took the initiative to approach me regarding the sale of a family property because he knew it had been on the market for some time, without success.  He wasn't pushing but offered his services to help and was confident of his ability to sell it.
Charlie understood that there were some unique circumstances surrounding getting access to the property for marketing purposes and viewings and was only too willing to work with what the occupant required.
Charlie was knowledgeable about the properties in the area and supported his knowledge with sales he and others had conducted and gave a sound marketing strategy. He was very confident that he would obtain a sale prior to Christmas.
Within a matter of weeks, Charlie had a conditional offer where two other properties had yet to be sold. He was confident that he could sell the local property prior to Christmas and within a matter of weeks he had done just that. Charlie was supportive in the out of area property with both the vendor and the listing agent, which also resulted in a sale. Through this process I realised that Charlie was an agent who is more than willing to work with other agents to get a result for his vendors.
I found Charlie to be knowledgeable, completely honest, personable, hard working and more than willing to fit in with our unique circumstances regarding viewings. Nothing was ever a problem for Charlie and he always showed up with a smile on his face. He was also about 'service". He stayed in contact and always gave feedback 'straight after' the open homes or private viewings so no one was ever left wondering what had happened.
He took the stress out of selling and portrayed an air of confidence that put me at ease. At the very least it was known that Charlie would be doing everything in his power to achieve a good result and he did.
I have complete confidence in recommending Charlie Cochrane for all your real estate requirements. Whether you are a seller or a buyer, I am sure that your experience will be as good as mine.
Wishing you all the best in the future Charlie.
Christine Goudie
May 2021
- 5 Star Testimonial
... great advice, great communications throughout and got us a great price
Charlie made the whole process of selling our house very easy. He was always supportive and a pleasure to deal with. Never any pressure to do anything. He provided great advice, great communications throughout and got us a great price. We would happily recommend.
Benet & Pauline Chin
May 2021
- 5 Star Testimonial
HEAD AND SHOULDERS ABOVE ANY AGENT WE'VE DEALT WITH
We are very happy to provide this testimonial for Charlie Cochrane of Barfoot and Thompson.
My husband and l have bought and sold a number of homes over the years. We were very impressed when we first met Charlie, he was very friendly but at the same time very professional.
Since listing with him we have had amazing communication from him thru the whole experience of selling our home, something we haven’t had with previous realestate agents.  
We would highly recommend Charlie Cochrane to sell your home.
The day after our first open home Charlie presented us with three offers, one which was unconditional and our asking price, which was awesome!
In our opinion Charlie is head and shoulders above any realestate agent we have dealt with.
Colin & Tricia O'Neill
May 2021
- 5 Star Testimonial
TOP CLASS AGENT!!
Heading into retirement living we needed an agent who had our best interests at heart. Charlie Cochrane is an outstanding person. Having met him six years ago we knew he would be the one to put our trust in. With his passion and honesty we were extremely pleased with the effort and time Charlie put into selling our home. An amazing achievement, Charlie made the whole process easy and stress free. We highly recommend Charlie - he is Top Class!!
Lorraine & David Wadman
March 2021
- 5 Star Testimonial
The most honest, trustworthy agent you could ever have.
Charlie was an amazing salesperson, always on time, answered your questions quickly and honestly with text or phone calls, and we always felt no question was too much of a problem. We would recommend Charlie to sell your home. A great, honest and trustworthy real estate agent.
Ian & Debbie Upson
March 2021
- 5 Star Testimonial
Charlie was exceptional in his approach, always honest, realistic and upfront with us.
Charlie gave us good advice whilst allowing us to have ownership of decisions. His strength is his great character. He is very personable and friendly.
Anna & Graham Kenny
August 2016
(When I was with Bayleys)
- 5 Star Testimonial
Want a dynamic agent? ... call Charlie!
We signed up Charlie Cochrane of Barfoot and Thompson to sell our home and what a fantastic job he did!. Charlie is hard working, sincere and easy to work with, he kept us informed throughout the process and never put us under any pressure. He's an outstanding real estate agent and we highly recommend him. If you want to sell your home and want a dynamic agent then call Charlie!
Shirley Burslem & Andy Loehner
November 2020
- 5 Star Testimonial
Our house sold in under a week, credit to Charlie!
We were fortunate enough to have Charlie Cochrane as our real estate agent to sell our house. We found Charlie to be extremely efficient with great communication skills. All matters where handled promptly and professionally. Charlie was very respectful to our tenant that lived in the property. Our house sold in under a week, credit to Charlie!
Kathy & Tim Burns
July 2020
- 5 Star Testimonial
Leave it to Charlie
We had such glowing feedback for Charlie Cochrane’s work and outstanding successes that, when it came time to sell our home, we didn’t hesitate to get him in for a chat. We weren’t disappointed. Within just a few minutes we knew we had someone who was totally on our wavelength, someone who not only had some great ideas, but just as important, someone who was content to listen patiently and enthusiastically to our ideas too.
- 5 Star Testimonial
We were blown away with the sale price
We would not hesitate to recommend Charlie Cochrane to prospective sellers, and would strongly recommend they don't make the mistake of going for the cheaper option when listing their home. You really do get what you pay for!
- 5 Star Testimonial
I went with my gut instinct when I signed Charlie and I was proven right
I chose Charlie because he came across as honest, passionate and I felt that he understood what made my home special and how to best portray this to potential buyers.
- 5 Star Testimonial
He has a professional approach to all things Real Estate
Charlie successfully sold my beautiful Horncastle built home in Millwater during difficult market conditions.
- 5 Star Testimonial
We found Charlie to be professional, friendly & approachable
My husband and I have sold a few rentals & recently sold our lovely home at Tindalls Bay.  After a very poor & disappointing effort by the first agent, we were extremely lucky to get a referral to Charlie Cochrane and we could not speak more highly of his effort in selling our property.
- 5 Star Testimonial
I am a man of few words but I cannot more highly recommend Charlie Cochrane
Fortunately, I had gone with the right agent and Charlie got the job done and was impressive. Integrity is so important with transactions of this magnitude, mistakes can be costly so I just want to say, thank you Charlie!
- 5 Star Testimonial
Charlie was fantastic ... he just took all the stress away
In short we really liked Charlie and appreciated his impressive communication, positive openness and honesty and focus on achieving our desired outcome.
- 5 Star Testimonial
We have found a diamond in the rough with Charlie!
The photos and marketing on our property were amazing and Charlie was always positive and encouraging even when we felt like we couldn’t bear another open home.
- 5 Star Testimonial
WE TRUST HIS ADVICE AND HE GETS RESULTS!
We first met Charlie as "the purchasers" of a property. We were immediately impressed by his professionalism, enthusiasm and positive personality. He then became our "preferred agent" for selling property also. Charlie is honest, reliable and hardworking. He is very knowledgeable of the market place, realistic throughout the process, we trust his advice and he gets results! We do not, and would not hesitate to recommend Charlie to prospective sellers/purchasers whenever we get the opportunity to do so.
Bruce & Sandra Pirrett
September 2019

- 5 Star Testimonial
One in a million agent!
Charlie saw our property not just as a commodity but as a much loved home & so tailored the marketing to fit us & our home. Charlie showed integrity & sensitivity when dealing with how we would like our home portrayed & listened to all our suggestions. One in a million agent!
Paul & Jo Wright
June 2019

- 5 Star Testimonial
HE DID AN AWESOME JOB!
Was very easy to discuss and workout ways and details re the sale and very helpful and enthusiastic in the whole process and very positive we felt very comfortable with him he did a awesome job we thank him for helping sell our lovely house / home totally recommend him, thanks and Cheers Charlie
Trev & Jo Harris
October 2019