“Laurel and I would like to thank you for your great service ensuring that the sale of our property went well. It was good to have you keep us informed through out the process so that at all times we knew where we were at.
As with all sales there were items that needed resolving and we appreciated your professional approach to getting the results that we were happy with. We would have no hesitation in recommending your services to any other property vendors.
Thanks once again we trust that you have a successful year.”
Mark and Laurel Middleton
“Maureen and I would would like to say thanks for everything you did for us in the sale of our house. The previous agency was not a good experience . Paying for large amounts of advertising and open homes. And never looked like getting our price.
We were so happy with the way you handled everything. How we were told things would happen did happen. We were very happy with the price we got and within such a short time on the market. We would not hesitate to recommend you in the future. Thanks for everything.”
Trevor and Maureen Hilliar
“Sabine and I wish to thank you again for your outstanding service. We contacted you only in the first week of May after you sold our neighbours house successfully. We had been in contact with other agents, but decided to sign up with you, because you were the most proactive agent we were talking to at the time.
We were not disappointed with our decision. The whole process was really absolutely easy and pain free. You kept us well informed throughout the entire time with progress reports and phone calls and the house was successfully sold at auction after a campaign of only 3 weeks, while other houses in the area are still on the market and some auctions have fallen through.
To be honest, we have sold several houses before and had some really disappointing experiences with real estate agents. Your team showed that it can be done differently :)”
“It is with great pleasure that I write to you regarding the recent purchase of our new home by my wife, Marie and me. Not only are we happy with our purchase but we also wish to place on record, our satisfaction with Harcourts.”
“I recently sold my property in Birkenhead and I was very happy with the way Charles Atkins from Harcourts handled the whole thing. I was in Wellington during the period the house was on the market and Charles even organised a garden spruce up for me.”
“First and foremost, Marlene and I would like to thank you for being our “Knight in Shining Armour” in taking up the challenge after being dropped in the deep end by our previous agents while already in Perth. I would like to say that you kept me in the loop with frequent phone calls to let me know exactly what was happening, even though I was in contact with Marlene every morning or evening depending on what shift I was on. The manner in which you handled everything and everyone, always letting Marlene know who had been through the open homes and always phoning before bringing people through during the week. I have to say Charles, you are truly what your company stands for … A TRUE PROFESSIONAL – IN EVERY SENSE OF THE WORD!”
Kevin & Marlene Silson
“I am writing to thank you for your help selling our family home. We have lived in our home for many years and do not have recent background in buying and selling residential property. Our most current experience of the residential market was purchasing an investment property a few years ago.
We were impressed with your astute assessment of the market. Your guidance regarding the best way to market the property and maximise value gave us an excellent result. We were amazed that you had the confidence to assure us you would have at least one offer to put in front of us after the first open home weekend. The multiple offers presented to us after one frantic open home was a wonderful testament to your capability.
Your professionalism, commercial acumen and determination to deliver on our behalf was outstanding. Your focused and diligent approach gave us complete confidence that our goal to capitalise on the inherent value of our home would be realised.
It is no surprise to us that you have had a successful career in real estate over many years. Your depth and breadth of experience combined with your service makes it a pleasure to work with you. I am delighted to recommend you to prospective clients as I am sure you will do as well for them as you have for us.”
“We recently listed our house with Harcourt’s Milford, and sold by auction about 3 weeks after the house was listed.
Our marketing was clearly spot on; as we got large numbers of hits on all the websites we were listed on. Our house has many features, but we were guided by Harcourts to focus on the size, and feature the land. The photography was great and I’m sure attracted people to the house. (We also supplemented this with a hand out booklet featuring the best photos, which reinforced the key highlights.)
As a result we had large numbers through the house (85 groups?), not just during the open homes, but on most weekdays we had 2-3 groups through as well. Harcourts agents from all over Auckland brought people through, we even had a buyer from Shanghai, and interest from Christchurch and Wellington.
All the agents were positive and polite, and Charles was excellent at reporting back regularly on what was happening and who the potential buyers could be. We had several meetings to discuss tactics over the 3 weeks, and at all times we were kept informed and advised, and reassured that we had control over the process. Our house was a little tricky to market due to a vaguely worded Charles managed to steer us through this potential minefield.
The auctioneer was great, Stephen was calm and talked us through the process so that we understood what could happen on the day and how he would respond – we felt very prepared on the day. The auction itself went smoothly, we got I think a record price for our area, and were relieved to be able to sell on the day and not have protracted negotiations.
Midori was also very helpful, dealing with the Asian clients, and feeding back positive remarks from clients.
All things considered we were happy with the service we received, the numbers of potential buyers through the house, and the price we received. Congratulations to everyone at Harcourts who contributed to this.”