"Straight Sale demonstrated exceptional attention to detail in the entire selling process which was top notch. They completely took the stress out of selling my house. All aspects were taken care of by Straight Sale which included preparing professional marketing material for the listing, professional pictures highlighting the house & its unique selling points, following up on offers with buyers, advising on negotiations and finally closing!
Most importantly their advice on pricing the property and the manner in which they managed the buyer and seller was crucial in order to close the deal within a reasonable timeline. Further, I wish to highlight their genuine and ethical approach to business which is why I would highly recommend Straight Sale if you want a stress-free experience!”
“I have worked with Thilina at Straight Sale on the sale of an apartment at Havelock City in Colombo 05 and rental of an apartment at OnThree20 in Colombo 02. He went above and beyond to sell and rent our properties through the use of innovative techniques including social media and attractive advertisements in local publications.
All aspects of their services from photographing, marketing & advertising, showing buyers and finally advising on negotiations were outstanding. Their network and professionalism are two of their key strengths, I would recommend them to anyone on the lookout for a strategic agent in the real estate sector.”
“It was a pleasure working with Thilina from Straight Sale when renting out my apartment in Battaramulla. Their services were of the highest standard and they took care of everything from start to finish. They were able to find the perfect tenant in a challenging market, provided timely advice on pricing, negotiating and finalized the terms of the lease agreement with absolute professionalism and care.
I never doubted how I was being represented in the process or that my interests were always a priority. I would certainly use the services of Straight Sale for any property related transaction in the future and would gladly recommend them to anyone else!”
“Straight Sale assisted us in leasing our residential house in Rajagiriya. During the time we requested their services we were very occupied with our plans of shifting to Muscat - Oman for work.
Straight Sale showed professionalism in their approach and pitched the property very well to the clientele we wanted in our house. The advice they offered till the signing of the agreement was very helpful. We will definitely continue to work with Straight Sale in the future as well.“
“We are glad that we obtained the services of Straight Sale (Pvt) Ltd to lease out our residence in Nawala recently which was a mutually satisfying experience for both the Lessor and the Lessee.
Though the property market was adversely affected due to the pandemic situation in the country, the negotiations were handled by Thilina prudently enabling a win-win position for both parties, within a short space of time. We are very pleased about the professional approach of Thilina who strictly kept up to appointments and the time schedules.
We have already introduced Straight Sale to few of our friends and relatives as a reliable and trustworthy entity and look forward to working with them in the future as well.
We wish Thilina and the Straight Sale all the success in their future endeavors.’’
“Straight Sale has helped with renting my house twice in the last 5 years and I couldn't recommend them highly enough. Thilina is extremely professional, very responsive, follows up frequently so you're not left in the dark, always on time (or early!), his attention to detail is commendable and a true expert in his field.
Most definitely one of the best at what he does and I will not hesitate to use Thilina and his Company in the future and/or recommend him to anyone looking to use his services!“
"Mr. Thilina Abeysuriya - Director of Straight Sale (Pvt) Ltd, was instrumental in assisting me in the sale of my house in Battaramulla. It was an absolute pleasure dealing with Thilina as he was always available to discuss and make his suggestions which in turn helped me to sell my house within a short period of time.
I also must mention that from the time I got in touch with Thilina, he immediately made it a point to visit the house, obtained all relevant information from me and made sure photographs were taken and very next day itself the details of my house was posted on his website. Each time he brought potential clients to show the house, he acted very professionally, convincing potential buyers of the unique features of my house. Finally, when the buyer confirmed the sale, he also assisted me in the process of the sale and advised me of the legal requirements necessary to execute the sale in a very short period.
I would like to place on record my sincere appreciation for the professionalism and the commitment shown by Thilina and would recommend him to anyone who would require his services.”
“I would like to share my experience of working with Straight Sale (Pvt) Ltd on the sale of my waterfront house in Nugegoda. When I contacted them with my requirement, they immediately scheduled to visit and photograph my property. During the first visit, I was briefed on the entire selling process in a very transparent manner. Further, they suggested important documents that I should obtain to ensure a smooth transaction and advised on minor repairs that I should perform.
Within a few days, I received a professional brochure with beautiful photographs of my house along with a detailed description for my approval prior to advertising. Further, I received an indicative market valuation with a recommended asking price for my property which was justified by market evidence. The marketing efforts executed by Straight Sale were extensive and within a short period of time the property was inspected by many potential buyers. Each viewing was scheduled with advance notice at a mutually convenient time and each buyer was accompanied by an agent of Straight Sale and given a guided tour of my house.
When an acceptable offer was received; Straight Sale facilitated the offer letter, collection and handover of documents, advised on the terms and conditions of the sales & purchase agreement and finally witnessed the execution of the deed of transfer. After looking back, I realised why they encouraged me to proactively obtain numerous approvals and documentation in advance of finding a buyer. This greatly expedited the transaction and I am glad that I took their advice.
I felt 110% confident by partnering with Straight Sale. They were candid, provided great feedback, helped explain clearly all details and managed the actual sale negotiation brilliantly. In addition, they were extremely responsive to every one of my questions, no matter how small. At each point during the course of the transaction, Straight Sale demonstrated utmost professionalism, punctuality, transparency and trust. I have no hesitation in recommending Straight Sale (Pvt) Ltd to anybody looking to sell real estate in Colombo.”
“Straight Sale is an outstanding local real estate agency and I had a first-rate experience working with them. I had just arrived in Colombo and had only a matter of days to find a suitable residence before my family was due to arrive and before school started. I shared my requirements with Straight Sale and they swung into action immediately.
Their knowledge of the local real estate market is second to none. They was able to show me over 10 properties that met my specifications, took the time to advise and guide me and help me narrow the options as well as negotiate and close a very good deal - all in the space of 3 short days, during which they were extremely flexible given my schedule.
Mr. Thilina Abeysuriya, Director at Straight Sale Ltd proved to be very responsive and hard-working on behalf of his clients, and a very good listener and communicator. At all times he inspired confidence and trust and acted with the utmost integrity and professionalism. My wife and I have been very pleased to continue to recommend Thilina and Straight Sale to anyone, but especially expats, looking for top-notch real estate services.“
“Last year I was looking around to buy a house for my mother who is a Sri Lankan, returning home after 46 years. In the process, I got to know Thillina Abeysuriya and his Company Straight Sale (Pvt) Ltd through an online posting of a property that was listed on a real-estate website. I became interested in that particular property after reading the description and looking at the photographs that were uploaded.
I called him and from the first conversation I had with him, Thillina has been extremely professional and explained the costs and procedures involved in buying any property in Sri Lanka. He patiently clarified every doubt I had regarding the same even before I had confirmed my interest in the property he had listed. He was most helpful and forthcoming about the details of the property. He even made a video of the route to the house, from the main road to the front gate, for us to get an idea of the neighbourhood. He was well-informed about the property and presented all its highlights and explained the issues very honestly.
Once I saw the house in person and confirmed my interest in the property. I had to return and sort most of the procedural work from India. He was very helpful throughout the process and I went back with my Mom to finally sign the property papers. Though he represented the seller he made me feel most comfortable. I will go to him if I ever have to buy or sell any property in the future and recommend him and his Company wholeheartedly to everybody I know. He is very professional. I wish Thilina and Straight Sale the best of the luck.“
“I have changed my place of my residence over the past five years from time to time due to the commitment to my job. Therefore, I had to work and interact with many realtors over the years. To be frank my opinion on them was not good.
This time around I planned to settle down in Thalawathugoda and dreaded a similar experience. That's when I met Thilina and Straight Sale. They were a breath of fresh air. Apart from responding to me promptly and swiftly he made sure to offer me choices that suit my taste. Their professional etiquette, proactive and innovative approach is what makes Straight Sale stand out from the rest.
They made sure my time was not wasted on this endeavor and that I ended up with the house that works best for me. Besides that, when I found the house that I loved, they negotiated a fair deal for me as well. Straight Sale was involved in every step during the decision making process and ensured things moved along without any friction. I would recommend Straight Sale to any of my friends and family. Thank you Thilina and the team at Straight Sale."
“This testimonial is to express my sincere pleasure dealing with Mr. Thilina at Straight Sale as he found me an adorable apartment in a short period time. As a foreigner, it is difficult to arrive in a new Country and more specifically to find a real home.
Mr. Thilina, right from the beginning understood my requirements and sent me some very informative propositions which were in line with my expectations. After that, my office from Paris needed a lot of specific documentation which was obtained with no issues. On top of this, as a single tenant, he helped me to move all my belongings to my new place after a great negotiation with the owner. His kindness and professionalism will help you to rent your dream apartment or house in Colombo!”
“After moving to Sri Lanka from Canada, Thilina at Straight Sale assisted us in finding our home at Clearpoint Residencies. They were able to share a detailed brochure of the apartment with a clear description and ample photographs of the apartment even before we inspected the apartment to make sure it met our requirements.
Overall, we had a fantastic experience with Straight Sale. Thilina was very professional, organized and assisted us in every step of the way. From timely showings, to his assistance with negotiations, Thilina’s work ethic is commendable. Coming from Canada, I can truly say that his services are world class!
I would strongly recommend Thilina and Straight Sale to anyone looking for a real estate agent!”
“This testimonial is to express our gratitude towards Straight Sale for recently helping us to purchase our perfect home. After searching for the perfect home for over six months with no luck, we were fortunate to come across an advertisement listed by Straight Sale. The advertisement itself was very comprehensive as it contained a complete description of the property along with the location & surroundings which was accompanied by a series of attractive photos which allowed us to get a good idea of the property.
At the point of inspection, Mr. Thilina Abeysuriya from Straight Sale arrived at the property with the keys even before the scheduled time and gave us a comprehensive tour of the property while highlighting the positive and negative aspects of the house. He was able to answer all our questions and was very flexible as he allowed me to bring my son and engineer on the very same day to inspect the house as well. My wife and I were happy to find and agent who was passionate about helping us, would listen patiently to our needs and gave us candid and impartial advice at all times.
The next day I submitted my offer and after a series of negotiations mediated by Straight Sale, my offer was accepted. On the very same day, Straight Sale facilitated the transfer of the documentation required by my lawyer to perform the required due diligence. My lawyer requested some additional documentation which was obtained by Straight Sale from the owner & relevant local authorities and handed over to my lawyer in a very organised and timely manner.
My wife & I had just sold our home and obviously we've dealt with many agents/brokers both on the buying and selling side. I have to say that Straight Sale is by far the best agent we've ever worked with, their professionalism, personality, attention to detail, responsiveness and ability to close the deal was outstanding. If you are buying or selling a home, do yourselves a favour and hire Straight Sale!”
“Straight Sale was strongly recommended to me by a close acquaintance who had previously sought their services. I was looking to purchase a house for my daughter and having communicated to Thilina at Straight Sale of my requirement, they were quick to arrange for me to inspect multiple properties that met my daughters’ specifications.
After viewing multiple options which I was not happy with, they encouraged me to inspect a house slightly outside the locality which I preferred as they knew this house would meet my expectation in terms of quality. Even though I reluctantly agreed to visit this property, I was truly impressed with what I saw and was glad they encouraged me to visit.
As my daughter was overseas, Straight Sale arranged for her to see a detailed video walkthrough of the house, the surroundings and clarified all her concerns. Due to multiple offers being made towards this property, Straight Sale advised me throughout the negotiations and secured the house for me at a competitive price.
I was keen to conclude the purchase swiftly due to competitive offers from other potential buyers. To facilitate this, Straight Sale were extremely helpful in obtaining all the relevant documentation requested by my lawyer and ensured that a sales and purchase agreement was signed without any delay. I am extremely grateful to Thilina & his team at Straight Sale who were a pleasure to work with and can be highly recommended without any hesitation!“