Ashley Collins has been a resident of Manningham for the past 19 years.
He has over 25 years sales and management experience in a variety of industries including Real Estate. Ashley has also trained sales professionals, equipping them with the skills to build long-term, quality relationships with their customers.
A person of very high morals and ethics, he is popular with his workmates and most importantly the many satisfied clients he deals with.
He helps his clients achieve the best possible results by listening to their needs, keeping them well informed and focusing on a stress-free sales process with a positive outcome. He is a consistent top performer and has a loyal client base with many listings coming through referrals of satisfied vendors.
He has received many accolades and awards for his achievements in sales.
As a student of continual learning, Ashley is committed to excellence. He delivers by providing professional, high quality & ethical real estate services to vendors and potential purchasers.
For any real estate advice Ashley Collins can be contacted at the office or on mobile
0413 530 475.
Thank you Ashley. We are so excited and pleased the house is ours. Yes we will enjoy many years in this beautiful home.
Carolyn had a check list of the things she wanted in a house and they were:
1. Flat roof
2. In the bush/ view of the bush
3. Architectural or modern home
4. No main roads near by/ road noise
5. House that would house both Dad and us - separate living areas
and this house really answers all of them. A wonderful outcome.
Thank you for your professional yet personal manner in which you conducted the sale. It was greatly appreciated by all of us.
With Kind Regards,
Jon, Carolyn and Max
Ashley Collins and his team at First National sold my house in Lower Templestowe earlier this Year.
From our first meeting until the close of the sale, they were totally professional, honest and reliable.
I would recommend them without hesitation.
I am happy to confirm this testimony. My number is 0401 324 789.
Our apologies for not doing this earlier.
We found the team at Bill Schlink, very professional, prompt and honest.
They showed potential clients through our home that were generally interested in buying. Ashley's knowledge and support lead to a quick sale and a price we wanted.
Like all aspects of business there is always room to improve the quality of the service and they are often little things such as checking door upon leaving and turning off lights.
Overall an excellent service and would highly recommend Ashley and Bill Schlink to sell my home again.
Regards Jenny & Ian
Over the years we have dealt with a number of real estate agents, and it would remiss of me to not put in writing the outstanding service we received from you and your organisation. What you gave us far exceeded our expectations, and whilst the selling of one's home is an emotional experience, at the best of time, you and your very willing staff, certainly made the whole experience seamless.
At no stage throughout the period of time when we first connected and appointed you as our agent, were we left wondering what was happening. The contact and feedback was exceptional and a far cry from what we had experienced by others in your industry.
Your honesty and integrity are a hallmark of your character and I have no hesitation in giving you permission to pass my name and phone number onto any prospective buyers or sellers that you may be dealing with. I will also not hesitate to recommend you and your organisation to anyone I know who may be wishing to buy or sell their home in the Templestowe area.
0408 799 170
"We chose to go with Bill Schlink/First National Real Estate in Templestowe because we wanted to sell our townhouse via private sale rather than Auction. Our agent, Ashley Collins, spent a good deal of time with us explaining the process from start to finish, including market research and his approach to the sale. Together, we set clear timelines for the sale so that we could complete the necessary renovations and improvements, and Ashley stayed in contact throughout to ensure that everything was proceeding in a timely fashion.
He helped us find the right tradespeople to do the tasks, and once everything was in place, advertised the property with excellent photographs and descriptions.
He checked that we were comfortable with what was being advertised and that it was factually correct. He screened potential buyers, gave them the opportunity to have as many viewings as they needed, kept us to date on the level of interest, and within a few short weeks was able to make the sale.
We were very happy with the price we got and with the process in general, as it was remarkably stress-free.
You couldn't wish for a better experince. Thanks Ash!"
Cheers and all the best
Jim & Debra
Thank you very much for your great help to sell our house and for your assistance doing it.
Although selling our home of 46 years was stressful, you helped us to get over it very well.
Also for your professional advice and approach. It was excellent.
J & C Tsindos
14 July 2016
Thank you for your efforts over the last couple of months and in the end we achieved a price we were happy with.
We appreciate yours and Eddie's work throughout in achieving the result and also your diligence in keeping us updated at all times through the process.
To this end we certainly would have no hesitation in recommending your business to anyone who is looking to sign on with an agent to sell their property in the eastern suburbs.
Justin and Nicole
In recognition of outstanding performance, Ashley Collins of Bill Schlink First National
Thank you so much for your help and guidance through what can be a rough experience.
I have sold several homes over the years as I progressed from one to another, this has been the easiest process I have ever been through. You helped me measure the market and with cool advice worked to achieve the price. Your no fuss and pleasant manner was a calming influence in a turbulent market place, no doubt this also influenced any potential buyers and especially the succesful couple.
Please pass on my thanks to all the staff for their tireless efforts on my behalf. I will be recommending your services to all my friends when their time comes to move.
I feel compelled to write this testimonial because the service we received from you was exceptional. So often we complain about the bad things and rarely do we take the time to acknowledge good service.
From the very first meeting we felt comfortable with your manner. You came prepared for our first appointment and imparted valuable information to help us make an informed decision. You made the process so easy and effortless. We liked the fact that you were obliging in fulfilling some specific needs and following through with requested information.
If it's at all possible you ticked all the boxes. Your follow up was exceptional. Your communication was open and honest. You kept us in the loop at all times.
At no time were you pushy, nor did you pressure us in any way to accept an offer.
You liaised with our tenants so that they were not inconvenienced and fitted in with their time schedules. This proved to us that you were flexible and willing to negotiate instead of feeling entitled.
You sold our property within three weeks and within the range that you quoted and acceptable to us.
We would not hesitate to use your services again. The Bill Schlink agency is lucky to have you and I would recommend you personally to anyone who is looking at either selling or buying.
We would like to thank you for handling the sale of our property and we are truly grateful for all your effort and commitment.
Katrina & Ashley Cooper and Kali Moschos
To First National Bill Schlink,
Hi, my name is John Pikramenos from 295 Bell Street, Heidelberg.
Just recently sold my property with Ashley Collins. I am writing with appreciation of Ashley's experience and helpfulness that he provided with me for my sale, had much more trust in him than several other agents I had seen before him.
When you choose First National Real Estate Bill Schlink to sell your property you can be confident that you will obtain a realistic evaluation, an appropriate marketing campaign, relevant advice about the best way to present your property and only genuine buyers will be shown through your property.
The Real Estate Agents are professional, friendly and communicate regularly with their clients.
A complimentary coffee at the local Templestowe Village adds to the celebration of a successful sale.
Thank you Ashley Collins
from Janice Marsom
Testimonial for Bill Schlink First National (Ashley Collins) August 2015
As first time home sellers we were apprehensive about choosing an agent to handle the sale of our property. Most of our concerns revolved around the stories that circulate of unscrupulousness and a lack of personal care for clients. The entire real estate and housing market can seem overwhelming in its capacity to swallow people whole! However, from the very first meeting we had with Ashley Collins our fears were alleviated. Ashley's calm, positive demeanour and personality put us both at ease and by the end of that initial assessment of our property we both were of the same opinion that Ashley, and Bill Schlink First National were the perfect agent to put our property out into the market and present it in the best possible light. We trusted Ashley implicitly and admired his forthright honesty, and ability to lay the possibilities for selling our property out in plain terms.
This transparency formed the backbone of our relationship with Ashley and his team at Bill Schlink First National as they sought a buyer for us. At times nerves got the better of us but Ashley's reassuring presence put our doubts to rest. We really appreciated the weekly coffee catch ups to discuss how things were going. Even after we sold, Ashley continued to keep in contact regularly, always keeping an eye on the market on our behalf as we embarked on the second part of our quest, namely to find a new home. We both feel that Ashley is a man of great integrity and we would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending him to anyone looking to sell their property.
27 July 2015
We would like to commend the team at Schlink for the speedy sale of our apartment, which was achieved with the minimum of inconvenience and disruption. We were away the second week of our apartment being on the market, and were delighted to receive a call from Ashley telling us that our home had been sold, and that the purchasers had paid the price we were asking. All this happened just two weeks after engaging Schlink to carry out the sale. We received feedback after each inspection, appointment times were always kept as arranged, and the whole process conducted in a professional and courteous manner.
This is the second property we have sold through Schlink, and we cannot speak too highly of their professionalism and honesty throughout the entire process. It was always easy to contact either Eddie or Ashley, with messages returned promptly and efficiently.
We cannot speak too highly of Schlink's honesty and integrity in our dealings with them, a welcome change from some agents we have dealt with in the past.
Judy & Keith
We would just like to provide a thank you to all the team at First National (Templestowe ) for making a potentially difficult process of buying and selling a house so easy. We are so appreciative of your commitment and professionalism in making these transactions happen. Your attention to detail and high levels of communication made a stressful situation so much easier. We are very happy to recommend you and the team to anyone contemplating selling their home.
Julie & Martin
To whom it may concern,
This is to certify that l have personally worked with Bill Schlink, First National Real Estate for the last five years.
As a buyer or seller, l appreciate their policy greatly, that is:
No Sell, No Fees
No Open Inspection
In the last week of April 2015 we decided to sell our 30 year old family home, a 5 bedroom house.
We contacted Eddie Fakhri, the Director and Mr Ashley Collins, Senior Property Consultant. They both came home and we had an open, friendly discussion about our property.
I was impressed with both Eddie and Ashley and agreed to give Bill Schlink the opportunity to sell our house.
We had numerous keen buyers coming to view our house and could see that Ashley was genuine and hard working with his approach. I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere opinion about Ashley. We have found Ashley to be very friendly and honest and with utmost confidence can recommend his services to our family and friends.
We were thrilled that Ashley was able to sell our house within two weeks of it being on the market at a price higher than our reserve price.
I would like to thank Bill Schlink for their services and wish them all the very best for the future, in particular, Ashley and Eddie.
The service we received from you and the team at First National - Bill Schlink was exceptional.
People tend to focus on their bad experiences the negatives; well I'm here to focus on an exceptional experience and the positives, thanks to you and everyone that was involved. Your attention to detail (the statistics of sales, and prices attained in the area) and how prepared you were in general for our first meeting.
The way you explained the process was very easy to follow and to understand.You kept us in the loop with what was going on with those that did enquire about the property. We also liked that you passed on the offers without pushing us to accept any of them.
You sold our property relatively quickly and within the price range that you spoke to us about. If we decide to go through the process of selling a house again, you would be the person we'd get in touch with.
Thank you personally, and to the team that assisted you from start to finish.
We wish to thank you for the way you managed the sale of our house in Templestowe.
Your understanding of our wishes and the way you carried them out was so good.
The inspections were done with the minimum of fuss.
I think you were very patient and tenacious in all your dealings.
We would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone else or engaging your services again.
Once again thank you and best wishes.
John & Camille from Templestowe
Just sending you a quick email to thank you again for all your help in selling our place in Tobruk Street, Bulleen.
You took us through the whole selling process, step by step and were very patient with us.
We wish you best of luck throughout your career and hope we stay in touch in the future.
Daniel Brikhia and Family.
I wish to share my experience with Ashley Collins from First National when we were selling my Father's retirement village unit.
Ashley came highly recommended by my Father's neighbour who just bought the unit next to my Fathers' and said that Ashley was so helpful.
My Father was moving into a nursing home and we needed a speedy sale. When Ashley first came to meet my Father and myself, he was well dressed and very professional which is very important to my Father being old schooled. He was not pushy and patiently listened to my Father, which was very important as this was a huge move for my Dad.
Ashley explained the process we needed to go through, he was very honest about everything as selling a unit in a retirement village is not like selling other properties due to the smaller market we would be aiming at.
Ashley also got me contact numbers for gardeners to help clear the property, which l feel is over and beyond his role.
Once the unit was on the market Ashley kept me informed of what was happening. I had confidence in Ashley due to his experience and professional manner. He would let me know of any interest he had in the unit and also let me know when there were no enquiries about the unit.
Once we found a buyer, Ashley's contact with us did not stop. He continued to let us know what was happening in regards to paperwork and kept us informed of any delays that he was aware of.
Once the sale went through Ashley again contacted us to make sure everything was going well and that Dad had settled in well into his new home.
I found this stressful time much easier to handle due to Ashley's calm and caring manner.
Both my Father and l would like to thank Ashley for all his hard work and appreciate eveything he did for us.
In recognition of outstanding performance, Ashley Collins of Bill Schlink First National was presented with a Gold Achiever Award for Real Estate Sales for 2014.
How do you choose who to engage to sell your home? I was aware of many different agencies in my area who were offering their services. However I knew I didn't want an auction and also wanted someone local. I could not have made a better choice than the Templestowe office of First National Bill Schlink Real Estate.
One phone call brought Ashley Collins to my home. From that moment the whole process of selling was stress free and utterly painless. Ashley and Sarah were quickly bringing buyers to view. Their communication with me was constant and professional but also very friendly. Very soon an excellent result was accomplished and again they provided lots of help with paper work and details.
Thank you Ashley for being so friendly and easy to deal with throughout the whole process. If you want the 'best' in real estate give First National in Templestowe a call, the whole team are extremely professional and helpful.
23 September 2014
Having been referred to First National Real Estate, Templestowe by a neighbourhood friend, who had sold her home through your office, and following a letter box flyer outlining a marketing approach which was exactly what suited our needs, we had the good fortune to meet Ashley to discuss the sale of our home.
Ashley provided sound, friendly and helpful information along with a realistic figure reflective of our home and relative to the current market in Templestowe.
His patience and attention to detail was outstanding, this included a pleasant weekly meeting over coffee where he provided updates on the campaign.
His strategy was excellent, we sold quickly and we are delighted with the result.
We would highly recommend Bill Schlink, First National Real Estate, Templestowe and Ashley to any prospective vendor or purchaser.
Our thanks also to other members of the team who assisted in the sale of our home.
With kind regards,
Colin & Naida Gross
15 September 2014
Ashley was a fantastic real estate agent: pleasant and professional. He helped us find trustworthy tradespeople to get our house ready for sale, and, when potential buyers identified a concern about our property, he got a quote from another tradesperson as to how much this would cost a potential buyer to fix which certainly enabled the property to be sold quickly.
He and the team at First National made sure our property was well promoted on the web. First National's system of not going to auction, not having expensive glossy ads and brochures and making sure all costs were upfront was really ideal for us. As buyers we vastly preferred looking at places where the owner stated the genuine price they wanted, and we thought that potential buyers of our house would be the same.
We were very happy with the price and terms of sale which we got in the end. We would recommend Ashley and the team at First National.
Katy and Scott Thompson
19 August 2014
I am very pleased to record my gratitude and satisfaction for the very professional and friendly service provided by Ashley Collins with the sale of my home that I have lived in for the past 52 years, as well as the added assistance he provided in my movement into a retirement village in the same area.
My recent experience with estate agents to date has been very limited and from the outset I felt quite confident and relaxed with Ashley and his back-up team at first national Real Estate Bill Schlink.
Ashley approached his task with my sale, and a subsequent purchase, in a very thorough and accommodating manner, being fully appreciative of my special needs such as staying in the area that I have been comfortable with for many years.
Apart from his thoughtful and thorough approach, I was amazed by how Ashley and his back-up team brought about the sale in just over two weeks from initial listing, and at a price above what I had realistically expected.
Ashley also arranged the purchase of alternative accommodation in the area of choice liasing promptly and thoroughly with appropriate parties.
Apart from the excellent service that Ashley provided to me personally he also instilled confidence in my family members and professional advisors that greatly assisted me in the process.
With virtually no experience myself in what I imagined to be a convoluted process, Ashley calmly and thoroughly answered my questions and queries, of which I had many.
I would recommend Ashley Collins without reservation to any prospective person, as vendor or purchaser, in a real estate situation.
18 August 2014
Unit 4, 9 Herlihys Road
Templestowe Lower Vic 3107
To whom it may concern,
Our association with Ashley Collins, Senior Consultant with Bill Schlink First National Real Estate, during the marketing of our home was very friendly and professional.
The home inspections were held at times convenient to us as well as to the prospective purchaser. We were kept up to date with the progress of the sales campaign and the reaction of prospective buyers.
After the successful sale of the property Ashley arranged an extension of 30 days to the time of settlement. We were then able to arrange a purchase of another home, which suited us, and fitted in with the purchasers of our home.
We would like to thank Ashley for the effort he put in to obtain a successful sale of our home.
John & Eileen Wright
30 July 2014
Mr Eddie Fakhri
Bill Schlink First National Real Estate
15A Anderson Street
Templestowe Vic 3106
We are writing to thank you and Ashley Collins for the friendly and professional method and the integrity with which you conducted the sale of our property at 5 Grevillea Road Doncaster East.
From the outset you paid close attention to our wishes for a private sale and provided excellent advice on the preparation and marketing of the property. A minimum of preparation expenditure was required on our part and your "no sale no charge" agreement meant that we were not required to meet any up-front marketing charges.
You provided us with timely information about proposed inspections of the property by qualified purchasers and followed up with detailed feedback after each inspection.
In the result, you achieved a sale in excess of our reserve within 3 weeks of placing the property on the market.
This was done with a minimum of anxiety on our part and we would be only too happy to recommend your services and methods to other intending vendors.
Martin and Mary Pollard
To Eddie and Ashley,
Just a quick note to thank you for your help in the sale of our house, you were helpful, responded promptly and were ready to involve the help of Ashley Collins to find the right people to buy our house.
We interviewed many real estate agents before we decided to have the Bill Schlink First National Real Estate Team. We were happy with your professionalism, deep understanding of your work, and we were impressed by your knowledge of what people in this area are looking for.
We would certainly recommend your service to our friends and acquaintances.
Julian and Cecilia Burke
J.M. Hayhoe Accounting
1028 Heidelberg Road
Mr. Ashley Collins.
To whom it may concern,
March 2014.....As 'Power of Attorney' we had a property in Lower Templestowe that needed to be sold quickly to enable the owner a smooth transition into a quality Aged Care facility.
I approached and met with a number of Agents in the Doncaster area. Without hesitation I decided on Ashley Collins from Templestowe First National Real Estate. We found Ashley Collins to be very professional and genuine. There was no bravado and he was true to his word. In just 8 days, he delivered a result which exceeded our expectations!
There was no advertising costs or the stress and anxiety that comes with the Auction process.
Over the years, we have bought and sold a number of properties and to be honest, I certainly was no Real Estate Agent fan. After one bad experience with a 'shark' Real Estate Agent, I actually sold our Ivanhoe home myself! Mr Ashley Collins has restored my faith in Real Estate Agents, simply because he was honest and he knows the property market. As the vendor, we found Ashley to be thorough and fair. I'm certain he would treat any purchaser with equal respect. Whether buying or selling a property, we all expect a fair deal and for us a fair deal was delivered. What more could we ask!
Thank you so much Ashley Collins, First National Templestowe and all the helpful office staff; you made our task so much easier.
Yesterday I recommended First National Bill Schlink to a lady who works in my local fruit shop as she wants to sell her home in Doncaster. I'II just keep singing your praises!