I have known Gabriella for many years and have recently employed her in the capacity of real estate agent for the sale of my Onekawa property.
Gabriella assisted the sale of 12 Henderson Crescent by adding her flair and style to the dressing of the home, as well as useful suggestions to improve the chances of selling. Communication on a weekly basis, and feedback from other agents and clients through Gabriella was consistent and professional, keeping me well informed of progress and potential buyers. She also assisted with advertising planning and knew when to tap into the market, using realistic pricing to draw in potential buyers.
I have always found Gabriella to be animated and optimistic in anything she embarks upon, with real estate being no exception – her passion to sell my home and to bring me that buyer never wavered. Bella is an excellent salesperson and is both focused and pragmatic in getting the job done.
I would not hesitate to recommend her to future vendors and I wish her well in her career in real estate – with her motivation and passion I am sure Bella will excel in this field of practice. Yours faithfully. …Susy Little
Gabriella and Tina from Leaders in Taradale, what can I say but WOW!!!! I had been on the market to sell my home for about 13 months with no luck. I was just about to give up and then I saw an ad in Hawkes Bay Today which changed my life. There it was an ad for House Wanted, asking for 3-4 bedrooms homes in the Napier and Taradale area and I thought that I had nothing to lose so I rang. Within 6 weeks of signing up with them I was sold and then a couple of weeks later they found my new home.
I found both Gabriella and Tina very professional, caring and were always in touch with me. I knew what was going on at all times. I thoroughly recommend both Gabriella and Tina to sell your home. They are a awesome pair and they get the job done. Thank you Gabriella and Tina for my new beginning in my new home. I’m very contented and very happy. ...Anne Birch, Taradale
Just a little note to thank you so much for selling our beautiful home in the most professional and special way. We are so grateful for everything. You will always have a place in our hearts, no matter where we end up. You deserve the best of everything that life throws at you. …Patch & Rach
I met Gillian at an open home and was so impressed by her professional approach I contracted her to sell my own home plus a rental property. Both properties presented a challenge in that they were leasehold, at a time when leasehold properties were being subjected to bad press.
Gillian’s management of the whole process for both properties was excellent. She was extremely thorough, provided very good advice, held tenaciously to opportunities and provided regular feedback. She is realistic, accessible, does not create false expectations but works very much to the benefit of the vendor. I am sure her openess with people and her enthusiasm create a sense of trust and security for potential buyers.
I have no hesitation in recommending Gillian to sell your property. I would contact her again to sell mine (if that ever happens). …Pat Kane
Moving house, selling or buying, it is said, is one of the largest & potentially difficult experiences to deal with.
When Betty & I decided to sell our home of some 33 years, and go "shopping" for another, it was time to find a real estate agent. That we certainly did. A true professional, who consistently "went the extra mile" for us. From day one, Gillian Yates was the epitome of her profession.
With the successful sale of our property, and the purchase of our new home - we found apart from the expert advice and guidance, a genuine warmth in all the negotiations with Gill. She is indeed a friend, the one we would always trust our business with. …Fraser & Betty Stevenson
Gillian was most informative of current sales in my area and of all the properties that were listed. I was very impressed with Gillian’s knowledge and sales history of the area. After I had done some research on my own, I was convinced I had chosen the right person to sell my property.
She gave me ideas on how to best market my home. Being a man - a woman’s touch certainly helped. She was honest in her estimation of time frames, and was very prompt in getting back to me after inspections. My property was on the market for just 9 days and I am very happy with the outcome
Should anyone be looking at buying or selling I would strongly recommend they talk to Gillian and she will ease their minds and answer any and all relevant questions.
Thank you Gillian for all the help you gave me and your prompt actions. …Scott Herrick
Thanks again for all your help over the last few months. Ian was recommended to us by two sets of friends. We instantly felt at ease with Ian and although it was a difficult time in the market we appreciated his honesty with his realistic indication of the market conditions. Whilst he believed our expectations to be high, he relentlessly strived to achieve the desired outcome. We really appreciated that he updated us after every viewing and open home (and they were numerous!) and the fact that he followed up well with interested parties, we believe was the reason for him twice providing us with multiple competitive offers! Ian is a man of his word. If he promises, he does deliver and we would have no hesitation in recommending Ian for the sale of your property. ...…Glen and Korensa
Sincere thanks to Ian Lancaster. We could not have found a more focused or goal oriented person to market and sell our property. Every marketing detail was covered and Ian was constantly in contact with us either personally or by phone. Ian showed immeasurable patience and guidance as we discussed every facet of marketing our property. Thank you Ian for the swift sale of our house and also for introducing us to another suitable property. ..… Margaret Kitt
It is still hard to believe that the sale went through so quickly and smoothly. I had tried to sell the house twice during the previous two years, using two other real estate companies in the area. All occasions were during difficult times, and I was starting to feel that I was destined to be one a reluctant landlady for ever! With the sale completed, I am now able to move on, with options opened.
Thank you for the professional, friendly way in which you took up the challenge. Your advice regarding advertising and 'dressing' the house was 'spot on'. I have no hesitation in recommending you as a thorough professional, well organised, personable sales person, to anyone in Hawkes Bay wanting to sell their homes.
Well done Ian, you did a marvellous job. ....Linda Crooks
John and Sandy Martis
We recently had the pleasure of working with John and Sandy when selling our property, after they had been highly recommended to us. From our initial meeting with John we knew we could rely on him to sell our home for us.
- He gave us sound advice about preparing our house for sale and kept in touch with us during that process
- He informed us about the procedures that would be followed and always ensured we understood the technicalities/legalities
- We were pleased that they were very realistic about the market as we were
- Sandy took photographs for the advertising campaign and she took great care to get them just right and arranged for a reporter and photographer from Hawkes Bay Today to view/photograph our home also
- Advertising was extensive
- We were thrilled to have been chosen for our house to feature in a half page advertisement in Hawkes Bay Today
- John and Sandy always treated us with great sensitivity and we received thorough follow-up after every open home
- We received a weekly follow-up email that kept us up to date with the interest in our property
- They were never too busy to receive out calls or return them as soon as they were able
- They answered all of our queries patiently and in detail
- They always treated us with respect and interest, remember our circumstances and asked after our happenings
- Sandy and John work as a great team
We recently had the pleasure of working with John and Sandy when selling our property, after they had been highly recommended to us. From our initial meeting with John we knew we could rely on him to sell our home for us. If we were to sell another property we would definitely contact John and Sandy, and would highly recommend them to others. ...Kathryn and David Kidd
In support of a most deserving couple in the Real Estate business I would say that their dedication and honesty are of the highest calliber. As a team, with John Martis using all his long association in the industry, and his wife Sandy being the support person in presenting the promotional and the advertising side, they form a well knit team.
Having sold an industrial building for me a few years ago, they have now managed to sell my property in Taradale and with their help I have now purchased a property in Kennedy Road, Napier. To say that the chain of events leading to the completion of this deal was not easy is an understatement, but with patience in dealing with three lawyers acting for three differrent properties John showed that he is a top man in his job ably assisted by Sandy.
I wish them well and have no hesitation in saying that if you want a top deal then do business with a top agent... Graham & Mary Gilbert,Napier
We would highly recommend John & Sandy Martis. They are highly skilled in their profession. A fantastic team. They sold our two units and we can say they worked beyond the call of duty and truly working for us the vendors. They kept us focused and oriented towards the finished product. Communication was at an optimum. We would most certainly not hesitate to call on their services in the near future. An exceptional team!!!... Monique & Michael Hall
This is just a small token of our appreciated for the fantastic job you did of selling our house.
As you know this was a very emotional decision to sell our dream home and you made the whole process painless. Thanks once again. …Leah & Blair
Several weeks ago there was a lovely surprise waiting for us on our door-step, a lovely blue polyanthus in a pot and a thank you note from you.
I’m ashamed it has taken me so long to respond, but I kept hesitating to ring you for fear of interrupting you when you were busy, so I thought I could pen to paper instead.
When we were looking at the flat in Burlington Road you were so easy to deal with and so thoroughly helpful in talking us through the situation, with no pressure on us. And everything has worked out very well, Tim has fitted in there very happily and is enjoying having his own space. Jon and I are making real use of the outside room where Tim used to live as we can now move some of our ‘clutter’ down there with a view to sorting it out and hopefully disposing of a lot of it!
So a big thank you from us to you for helping us through the decisions. Sincere good wishes. …Helen Williams
Peter & Catherine Rochester
I would certainly recommend you to anyone wishing to buy or sell ...Sue Boekhorst
Thanks for great service, help and friendliness ...Francois & Diana Muller
A lovely lady, with empathy and patience – a true professional ...Debbie Dewey
Catherine has handled four deals for us, each with great attention to detail and complete professionalism and she certainly lives up to her motto – nothing is too much trouble ...Robyn & Dave Cooper
An agent who can be relied upon to provide superior, dedicated and faithful service, with utmost integrity and accountability ...John Drury
Fantastic. I loved the fact that she kept me informed and she was very down to earth and reliable ...Mandy Jensen
A pleasure to deal with, very honest. We will recommend her to all our friends who are looking at buying or selling ...Amanda Brough
Catherine was both honest and trustworthy throughout the sale, giving us a very clear picture of how things were going ...Kate & Richard McKenzie
I’m always looking for that extra “piece of attitude” to find me a good buyer for my properties. Ray now sells all mine – ever since I took his advice on marketing we have always achieved a sale that has delighted us.” …Martin Meech
He has a keen mind for great marketing ideas and absolute integrity in everything that he does. …Mrs. J Greatbatch
Ray is that rare combination of an enthusiastic, highly competent professional who is driven to motivate buyers to love and buy – to provide sellers with a truly great solution. …Mr. & Mrs. Sawers
He came highly recommended to us – He now comes highly recommended by us.
At last an agent, who talks sense, knows what he is doing and gets on and does it. Thank you Ray. …Arthur & Diane Beets
You recently convinced us to Auction our property – initially against our first instincts too. You never missed a beat – great advertisements – great feedback – great result. …Liz & Guy, Bluff Hill, Napier
The respectful way he dealt with us and when we needed anything he was quick to respond. I would recommend anyone who wants to sell their home and needs a real estate agent to go through Robbie. ... G Hawthorn, Mahora
I have been associated with Robbie Horton over approximately 3 months with the sale of my brothers estate. I have found him to be a responsible, honest, supportive and an enthusiastic worker, with a professional approach in working with people.
I have no hesitation in recommending him as a reliable person with considerable skills, who carries out duties in a professional manner, to my friends, relatives and colleagues and would definately call upon his expertise again if required... M S Boyd-Culver, Hastings