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Gavin Lesnie


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4.9/5 From 140 Reviews

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Gavin is great to deal with, always easy to communicate with and willing to assist with any questions.

14 November 2023  


Gavin has been great to work with from the initial consultation to the closing of my mortgage, the service was excellent.
The communication was seamless, and I felt supported every step of the way. I appreciate the dedication to ensuring a smooth and stress-free experience. I highly recommend Gavin and his team to anyone in need of professional and reliable mortgage services.

14 November 2023  


Gavin was absolutely outstanding to work with We were on a tight timeline - Gavins communication responsiveness was second to none.
Id happily recommend Gavins service and in fact I already have to some of my friends looking to buy a home

06 November 2023  


Gavin has helped me to find a home loan. It was a very easy process and Gavin and his team was very helpful. I will definitely use him again in the future.

18 October 2023  


Gavin has been my mortgage broker for the past 14 years and I have completed multiple purchases and refinances with him over this time.
I have have nothing but positive things to say about his level of service professionalism and the ease at which he make this whole process from start to finish.
His access to a wide range of loans for so many lenders provides so many options and choices to best suit your situation or circumstances.
If you looking for a Broker who takes the time to learn the needs and requirements of his clients to get the best possible outcome, I highly recommend getting in touch with Gavin Heather.

15 October 2023  


04 February 2023  


This was our third time dealing with Smartline, and it won't be the last - guess that says something in itself ?

08 September 2022  


02 December 2021  


terrific serviced from gavin - much appreciated.

30 November 2021  


We have engaged Gavin Lesnie on 3 separate mortgages now, our own and for Investment Purposes. Gavin is always on point, very knowledgeable and extremely diligent. We scored 7 on the Expectations question, simply because we hoped the banks would lend us more, but now understand that currently all loans are based on Serviceability, and equity on other properties doesn't really come into it.
We have recommended Gavin and the team to several of our friends.

23 November 2021  


Gavin is incredible. He is so responsive and knowledgeable. He goes above and beyond. He takes me out drinking all the time to say thanks, long lunches, golf, trips away. It's beautiful..

16 November 2021  


Banking processes are a nightmare for the person who doesn't live in that world - Gavin and Heather made life very simple with their guidance and explanations

09 August 2021  


Gavin is awesome. Smart, good looking, affable, intelligent, humorous. He’s got the lot.

17 July 2021  


Gavin and Heather are a pleasure to deal with. Professional, customer focused and prompt in all communication. They work hard for their clients.

22 June 2021  


Gavin and Heather provided fantastic professional support during my first property purchase. They were very patient, proactive and went into bat for me, taking the pain out of negotiations with the bank. Their service provided great personal comfort

05 April 2021  


21 February 2021  


Gavin and his team went above and beyond explaining to me the ridiculous minutia that the banks insist on these days - without their help i would have happily walked away

23 December 2020  


Prompt efficient informative and so easy to deal with

22 December 2020  


Great service. Very helpful throughout the whole process.

12 October 2020  


Gavin and his team kept me informed and worked hard to get the early payout penalties waived

26 July 2020  


02 June 2020  


01 June 2020  


Gavin was amazing. So far so good!

16 February 2020  


03 November 2019  


Another great result. Very knowlegeable team who know the market very well.

10 September 2019  


Gavin was so persistent with making sure all the information the lender wanted was given. After the Royal Commission the required information seemed to be endless. I was about to give up but Gavin kept up the enthusiasm to see things to finalization.

19 June 2019  


30 April 2019  


Not too much to say really. Gavin Lesnie and his team were amazing. They constantly kept us in the loop and updated and were always available and very responsive. A real pleasure to deal with and very knowledgeable. We were confident in their capability and impressed with their service.

03 April 2019  


despite my existing lender being difficult, Gavin and Katrina kept me informed of the process and we were able to refinance loans for 4 properties. appreciate your help!

30 December 2018  


Gavin went above and beyond during the whole process of the service.
From day 1 of the application through to settlement.
Gavin made our experience enjoyable and stress free.
We have already recommended him to friends of ours.

24 December 2018  


31 August 2018  


Gavin & his team were professional, knowledgeable and responsive throughout ... really easy to deal with and helpful with all aspects of the process (lender selection, price negotiation, process management & settlement)

15 August 2018  


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25 October 2017  


The approval process took too long, resulting in us having to make an offer before finance was approved. This may not have been the fault of the advisor (in fact, most unlikely), but the lack of clear advice concerning the status of our application made the process more stressful than it should have been. We have used Gavin Lesnie and number of times and are likely to do so again, despite our experience this time around, mainly because everything did work out satisfactorily in the end.

12 September 2017  


31 August 2017  


Gavin went over and above all expectations - I would recommend him to anyone. His entire team were professional and communicative the entire process.

25 August 2017  


11 June 2017  


I have used Gavin Lesnie to obtain home loans for me several times now. This was especially difficult when I was self employed but he always managed to get a great result for me when many others found it impossible.

23 May 2017  


While there are many online tools for loan evaluation these days, the real benefit I was most appreciative of was the loan documentation, approval and execution process which went very seamlessly and efficiently. This part Gavin and his team handled very well and very professionally.

11 May 2017  


Gavin & Brett were fantastic.

On receiving all my information 22/12/2016 I had an approval the day after they returned from leave (early Jan). keeping in mind xmas / ny etc but all up I would say 4 days max.

Documents were received 2 days after approval and settled 2 days after my documents were returned

I highly recommend Gavin & Brett and have passed their details on to Friends of mine

22 February 2017  


This is the second time Gavin has assisted me with a loan. This time it was not straight forward with refinancing existing loans as well as taking up a new one. Having the personalised service and long history of experience Gavin offers is invaluable. And costs you nothing - Its a no brainer.

16 February 2017  


Gavin was a gigantic help during the various times that I had attempted to get into the property market. He was regularly touching base with me to see how my property searches were going. When my fiance and I finally found a place we liked, Gavin got our loan approval through in a very timely fashion so that we could go on our pre-planned holiday without any worries.

18 December 2016  


Gavin and his colleagues completely exceeded our expectations. Gavin was so helpful, with professional advice at every stage of our loan process. As first home buyers, his expertise was invaluable. Our experience was so stress-free because we had Gavin to walk us through our options and explain everything along the way. We will be recommending to everyone we know!

04 December 2016  


Gavin goes above and beyond and has always provided timely updates and makes the transaction seamless as possible. Gavin has been our broker for almost 8 years and I hope will continue to be for many more.

18 August 2016  


It is with great pleasure that I recommend Gavin Lesnie.
Gavin was at all times most informative. His advise was both professional & reassuring. We were always confident in our choice of financial advisor when purchasing our home.
With pleasure, I highly recommend Gavin Lesnie.
Thank you.
Anita Wastie.

14 July 2016  


Gavin was fantastic! He was patient, understanding and resourceful! Without his help we would not have been able to secure our dream house!
Gavin was always happy to explain things, offer advise & do the impossible to make it all come together!

20 February 2016  


06 February 2016  


Loans options were great and importantly, well explained.
Adviser was always contactable and willing to work within my time frame.
This made the deal come together, much appreciated.

09 November 2015  


06 November 2015  


Gavin was extremely helpful and always available to answer our questions. Great person to deal with and made the process enjoyable!

24 September 2015  


27 August 2015  


29 May 2015  


Gavin was on top of everything all the way throughout. There was an error by the bank that he spotted and sorted out straight away. I didn't have to worry about a thing.

09 May 2015  


Gavin Lesnie has assisted us with our initial property purchase home loan as well as refinancing several years afterwards. He ensures that at every step of the process, you are kept up to date, as well as following up after the fact to ensure that everything is in order. We thoroughly recommend Gavin and his Team to any prospective clients.

08 May 2015  


Gavin was immediately responsive, informative and proactive. The process was made easier with his experience and I would use him again. The only issue that I experienced was in relation to a lack of response to requests for assistance from another member during Gavin's annual leave. This was rectified however as soon as I committed to writing.

29 April 2015  


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26 March 2015  


15 March 2015  


My husband and I cannot speak highly enough of Gavin Lesnie. He went beyond the call of duty on so many occasions and negotiated with Suncorp to have our mortgage insurance cost placed on top of the loan rather than payable at settlement. Because of this we are able to afford the renovations the house needs. Gavin exceeded our expectations time and time again with his professionalism and results. Smartline is extremely lucky to have him. Regards Jayne O'Sullivan

26 February 2015  


10 February 2015  


I would never hesitate to refer Gavin!

20 January 2015  


07 January 2015  


I was most happy with the service provided By Gavin. He was always obtainable and very prompt with any queries that I may have had.

24 November 2014  


As always, Gavin was fabulous and went above and beyond for us to get our loan sorted with minimum stress for us.

29 October 2014  


24 October 2014  


Gavin was truly exceptional to deal with. Over a very LONG settlement he provided us with clear information, understanding and patience. I have already recommended his name to family and friends looking for a mortgage broker.

14 October 2014  


10 October 2014  


David Jeffery assisted us and his name wasn't on the list but he and Gavin did a fab job with our home loan and rental rates. We were not disgruntled with our lender but they have to be competitive with the others and the boys had them come to the party. Well done, Leigh and I are very happy!!!!

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10 August 2014  


I appreciated the regular contact throughout the process, but I felt we were being lead specifically to St George - we got a good rate from them, but thought it seemed a little weighted to SG? Also couldn't understand why we were told to leave the mark that said we weren't first time home buyers? This said, I would and have, recommended Smartline to friends.

10 June 2014  


It was like he was sitting next to me throughout the whole process.

16 May 2014  


16 May 2014  


Gavin and his team have been on the ball since we first contacted them. There ongoing support and communication has been outstanding.

22 April 2014  


Greg was fantastic, as always, in understanding and managing my complex arrangements and dealing with multiple parties (financial adviser, solicitor, conveyancer etc). He also chased up the bank to keep the transactions progressing (as much as is possible when banks are involved...). Huge thanks to Greg and Gavin.

31 March 2014  


Gav went above and beyond with service. he would drop around at night and make sure documents were signed correctly. Followed up bank and solicitor. Would definately recommend or use again. thanks for making a complex process simple.

07 March 2014  


10 February 2014  


Gavin and his team were exceptionally attentive and pulled out all the stops to refinance our loans swiftly as requested. Nothing went unanswered and everything was explained clearly to us. Would highly recommend this team - you feel like they are on your side the whole way.

10 February 2014  


The loans process was very tight with Christmas fast approaching Greg & the team pulled out all stops to ensure loans were ready for exchange, they also worked thru part of their Christmas party. Their attitude to complete the task for me was overwhelming!

06 January 2014  


27 November 2013  


Greg always goes above and beyond and this is why we continue to use Smartline.

14 November 2013  


Obtaing a loan is often a painful and drawn out process, working through Gavin Lesnie at Smartline has made the process a breeze and as a result Im up to loan number two and looking for more in the future. 'Smartline are my service providers of choice.

18 October 2013  


He was proactive in assisting me, has saved me over $300 per week. Kept me informed at all steps, went out of his way to make things easy and go as smooth as possible. Excellent service and i've recommended him to a few people already

08 August 2013  


22 July 2013  


28 June 2013  


Greg has beenexcellant and helped me every step of the way, offering sound advice. He was always contactable and got back to me whenever I asked for information.

27 June 2013  


31 May 2013  


Greg seemed to know what I needed without even asking me!! Amazing service.

01 May 2013  


Fantastic, professional, contactable, nothing was a problem/hassle

09 April 2013  


18 February 2013  


03 February 2013  


Excellent,professional and well organised assistanceincluding advice.

02 January 2013  


Gavin and Greg are meticulous, prompt, responsive and always up to date with deals. Should I challenge Gavin (which I always do.....) he manages supremely!

12 December 2012  


27 November 2012  


Second time we have gone through greg for a home loan, and for the second time i was very pleased

19 October 2012  


Gavin and Greg both provided me with very thorough and professional service ..and still do today ! I am grateful that I have the two of them there to assist me now and in the future ..I need to go nowhere else now !! cheers guys !

15 October 2012  


above and beyond ! always looking for the lowest rate with the right features. advised me of an interest rate drop even after the documents were lodged.

11 October 2012  


At all times Gavin was highly professional. As a client the process was simple and efficient. I have no doubt that we have saved valuable time and money by using Gavin Lesnie from Smartline personal mortgage advisers.

08 October 2012  


The service and advice from Greg regarding my property investment loan was thorough and timely. I would recommend Smartline to anyone looking for a great deal coupled with great service.

23 September 2012  


Above apply also to Greg Wilkinson who with Gavin Lesnie assisted us with our loan

22 September 2012  


We had a fantastic experience with Gavin. He acted thoroughly, quickly and kept us informed every step of the way with regular updates. I will have no hesitation using Gavin again and recommending him to others who are looking for thorough, professional and friendly help and advice. Regards,
Matt Atallah

30 July 2012  


Greg always goes above and beyond to help us whenever we need assistance. There are plenty of companies offering various products but it is the customer service that keeps us coming back to smart line.

25 July 2012  


29 June 2012  


Please can I also note Gavin Lesnie. Both guys have provided EXCEPTIONAL service and knowledge of their products. I have recommended others including a Buyers Agent to use their services. We would not refinance or take out a new mortgage without Gavin and Greg's assistance in the future.

31 May 2012  


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08 May 2012  


Yes I would like to add Greg Wilkinson to this response as he was equally as helpful and we had a lot of contact with him. The service provided by both Gavin and Greg was exceptional and I will be recommending them to any family and friends looking for assistance.

01 May 2012  


In what was a difficult situation with countless changes, Greg was calm and collected even when I was not, this helped the entire process and we got a great outcome

30 April 2012  


Great team, great service - just love their work. A great example for the Mortgage Broking industry. Self promotion - its your greatest compliment.

19 March 2012  


I have been a Smartline customer for many years and find that Smarline advisers are extremely helpful and friendly.

14 March 2012  


When buying our first home, our broker was recommended to us by a friend. We had no previous experience with a broker and were so impressed with the service provided to us. Our broker advised us to ask as many questions as possible, call whenever in doubt and "treat us like your parents" in a sense so that they could support us every step of the way. Both Gavin Lesnie and Greg Wilkinson were fantastic and we could not have been successful with buying our first home without them. I have already recommended them to a friend and will again in the future.

24 February 2012  


thought the team is great and ready to answer any of our questions as we are new to investment portfolio

20 February 2012  


Gavin and the team at Smartline provided provided great advice and service, making the whole process easy.

17 February 2012  


13 February 2012  


Gavin was open, friendly, discrete and willing to meet us at a time and place that suited us.

06 February 2012  


Gavin did a great job with short notice on plan changes and ongoing revisions to calculation requests.

22 January 2012  


29 December 2011  


Ever since I have been dealing with Greg which is at least 5 years now, maybe more, he has been outstanding. He is always thorough, responds to everything quickly and keeps me in the loop at all times. His advice has been so useful and I admire his honesty and the way he always picks up small detail and points it out to me.

12 December 2011  


Gavin provided an outstanding service to us - he came out late at night so we could both sign paperwork, and he provided us with detailed information, and made 100% sure we understood what we were signing up for. Thanks so much.

10 December 2011  


Top notch. Knew everything about everything - if I could have given him an 11 out of 10 I would have but the drop down box did not allow for it. Maybe that could be added as a value add to the service.

18 August 2011  


Easy to contact .

02 August 2011  


made it very easy for us, being a busy working couple

26 July 2011  


As a first time investor I was unsure of some of the processes involved but Greg not only helped me through it but kept the bank on track and sorted out some unusual requests they had. After he had sorted out some issues with the bank he then approached them pointing out their faults in the process and got them to reduce the interest rate! Awsome!

19 July 2011  


We also worked with Gavin Lesnie who we would also recommend to anyone who wold listen. Both guys did an outstanding job and went above and beyond the call to service us. Very, very highly recommended!

14 July 2011  


For someone like myself who is so busy with work, I did not have the time to research different banks & loans not to mention make appointments to visit them. Gavin & Greg (Wilkinson) came to visit me once & all was done. They did offer to bring out the loan documents & go through them with me however I just had them mail them as I have a lending background & therefore knew most of the docs would be standard & easy to understand. This service is ideal for someone like myself.

20 June 2011  


Absolutely professional, helpful, charming and genuinely passionate about helping me improve my mortgage situation. An absolute pleasure to deal with. He was recommended to me and I will definitely recommend him moving forward to people I know.

03 June 2011  


Very helpful and excellent service

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06 July 2010  


Gavin's efforts (chasing DHL to their Sydney depot) to get all the documents together in time for completion were greatly appreciated.

24 June 2010  

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