Testimonials

"Sue understood our needs and wishes"

We have been very pleased in our dealings with Sue Chau. She managed the sale of our house with honesty, good advice and kindness. We appreciated her understanding of our needs and wishes when selling and in looking for a smaller residence for us.

We have been very pleased in our dealings with Sue Chau. She managed the sale of our house with honesty, good advice and kindness. We appreciated her understanding of our needs and wishes when selling and in looking for a smaller residence for us.


Andrea & Jim Hawkless

"We can't recommend Sue highly enough"

It was such a pleasure to have Sue sell our house for us. She was diligent, hardworking and genuinely cared about getting an outcome we were happy with. We have had bad experiences with agents before and we were reluctant to sell through an agent but she has completely changed our minds. She is refreshing in […]

It was such a pleasure to have Sue sell our house for us. She was diligent, hardworking and genuinely cared about getting an outcome we were happy with.


We have had bad experiences with agents before and we were reluctant to sell through an agent but she has completely changed our minds. She is refreshing in her positive attitude and her genuine, warm nature.


She does whatever it takes to get the job done, does it well and we can’t recommend her highly enough.


Michaela and Ryan Sanderson

"We would have no hesitation in recommending Ben and Matt"

We would have no hesitation in recommending Ben and Matt to anyone looking for professional, friendly, down to earth, genuinely helpful real estate agents who know their stuff. They always put in the extra effort to keep us informed and assist with whatever we needed to know. We found Ben to be very knowledgeable, he […]

We would have no hesitation in recommending Ben and Matt to anyone looking for professional, friendly, down to earth, genuinely helpful real estate agents who know their stuff. They always put in the extra effort to keep us informed and assist with whatever we needed to know. We found Ben to be very knowledgeable, he was always up to date with the latest info about council changes in our area and his recommendation for our marketing plan and the way it was followed through was perfect for our property. Matt in addition also helped us to find our new house. His enthusiasm and perseverance in assisting us were very much appreciated and his negotiation skills were invaluable. Thanks to both for making our sale and purchase experience a pleasant one.


Sheena & Brad Kruger


"I would highly recommend"

Just a little thank you note for selling our house recently. You made the process stress free actually exciting for us, to which we both thank you very much. You achieved what no other agent could do for us and that was to sell our house in the shortest time frame. You were committed to […]

Just a little thank you note for selling our house recently. You made the process stress free actually exciting for us, to which we both thank you very much. You achieved what no other agent could do for us and that was to sell our house in the shortest time frame. You were committed to us vendors to get our price and follow our instructions which you did in a very professional manner and we were very appreciative. You also made it fun!


I would highly recommend you to vendors wishing to achieve an excellent outcome on the sale of their property.


Thank you Boyd Gunn


Vickie & Shonne


"I was working with the best one"

Absolutely, I will truthfully add my feedback to various parties – you have been great. At least a few steps ahead of everyone as a well which has been helpful.  Your whole approach from researching – and double checking; following up – even with information that I didn’t want to hear; your negotiation approach, advise […]

Absolutely, I will truthfully add my feedback to various parties – you have been great. At least a few steps ahead of everyone as a well which has been helpful.  Your whole approach from researching – and double checking; following up – even with information that I didn’t want to hear; your negotiation approach, advise and focus; knowing what is happening and how to put the right emphasises on which point; being my advocate; closing the deal…I can go on and on.  You have a unique style, not completely orthodox, smile, but then I am not conventional either so works perfectly for me.  I met some other estate agents along the way and I know I was working with the best one..


Thank you Boyd Gunn


Regards Fabian


“Very good”

We have bought and sold a number of houses, both here and overseas in Australia. In the course of our property dealings we have worked with many real estate agents, some very good and some truly inept. Boyd, you are in a special class that makes “very good” look mediocre. From our first conversations with […]

We have bought and sold a number of houses, both here and overseas in Australia. In the course of our property dealings we have worked with many real estate agents, some very good and some truly inept. Boyd, you are in a special class that makes “very good” look mediocre.


From our first conversations with you, you understood the stress that we had been under for the past few years and told us that you would shoulder the stress of the sale for us. We are very aware that you did that and for that we are truly grateful.. You made what was a challenging sale as stress free as possible for us, and that takes more than just sales experience – it takes true humanity.


And boy, did we throw a challenge at you! But you rose to that challenge, researched the issues, became knowledgeable enough to turn the challenge into an opportunity and sold our property when others had previously failed.  This is a mark of a consummate sales person.  Not only did you sell our property but you had a number of buyers lined up ready to make offers – almost unheard of.


Boyd, you have earned every cent of your commission.  We consider ourselves to have been very lucky to have had you working for us and we predict that it won’t be too far in the future when your reputation will result in you being offered more listings than you can handle – nice problem to have.


 


Thank you so very much,


Graham and Linda Stewart


'We weren’t disappointed'

We had such glowing feedback from Charlie Cochrane’s work and outstanding successes that, when it came time to sell our home we didn’t hesitate to get him in for a chat We weren’t disappointed. Within just a few minutes we knew we had someone who was totally on our wavelength someone who not only had […]

We had such glowing feedback from Charlie Cochrane’s work and outstanding successes that, when it came time to sell our home we didn’t hesitate to get him in for a chat We weren’t disappointed.


Within just a few minutes we knew we had someone who was totally on our wavelength someone who not only had some great ideas, but just as important, someone who was content to listen patiently and enthusiastically to our ideas too.


Charlie didn’t arrive with the bag of clichés that you may of heard from other agents- “I’ve got buyers waiting for a property like this “ we have a network of agents who will all be working on your property “etc etc. He simply took a good look at our home and used his considerable skills to tell us a range within which he felt it would sell.it was a very honest range as well, Charlie doesn’t buy listings.  We were happy with his estimates and went ahead very confident that if anyone could get a result ,Charlie could.


To this day we don’t know how hard Charlie had to work to sell our home In 2018,we were sure property selling isn’t easy But, however it was hard.


 Charlie never burdened us with it.


He just got on and focused on getting us the best result possible. We were happy to leave it with Charlie.


It was extraordinary. Within a very short space of time, Charlie had an acceptable offer to present to us. We signed Job done.!


The word “passion” is totally overused and abused in many C.V’s But Charlie Cochrane, we observed a man who was totally passionate in doing the very best for his clients, to the extent that we completely believe him when he says a successful sale is far more exciting than the commission it brings. If you are looking for a friendly, honest and successful real estate agent to sell your most precious commodity, do what we did -leave it with Charlie!


Bill & Gaye Harmen


September 2018


Friendly and easy to deal with

“Professional, friendly and easy to deal with. Thank you “Wesley Gerber” – Brent


“Professional, friendly and easy to deal with. Thank you “Wesley Gerber”

– Brent

" Very prompt friendly knowledgeable service"

” Very prompt friendly knowledgeable service. Always reachable. Always followed up every question straight away. Very likable, gave a good feel for being honest, trustworthy.” Thank you Wesley Gerber – Eleonora

” Very prompt friendly knowledgeable service. Always reachable. Always followed up every question straight away. Very likable, gave a good feel for being honest, trustworthy.”

Thank you Wesley Gerber

– Eleonora

"Very professional"

“Very professional, informative throughout the process, warm and friendly. Always assisted us throughout the selling process. Will use Wesley again.” – Wayne and Linda

“Very professional, informative throughout the process, warm and friendly. Always assisted us throughout the selling process. Will use Wesley again.”

– Wayne and Linda

Communicative, passionate and lovely on all accounts

Bridget Dickson delivered above the results we wanted when selling our home in Waimauku. She has been an absolute pleasure to deal with – communicative, passionate and lovely on all accounts.  We highly recommend having Bridget as your Real Estate Agent. Matt & Maggie Kidd

Bridget Dickson delivered above the results we wanted when selling our home in Waimauku. She has been an absolute pleasure to deal with – communicative, passionate and lovely on all accounts.  We highly recommend having Bridget as your Real Estate Agent.

Matt & Maggie Kidd

Her honesty and diligence are her trademarks

Throughout the time our property was on the market, Bridget’s enthusiasm and professionalism was constant. She kept us well informed with all progress. Her honesty and diligence are her trademarks, along with her empathy and ability to understand her clients needs. We could not recommend Bridget more highly!”  Thanks for everything over the past months […]

Throughout the time our property was on the market, Bridget’s enthusiasm and professionalism was constant. She kept us well informed with all progress. Her honesty and diligence are her trademarks, along with her empathy and ability to understand her clients needs. We could not recommend Bridget more highly!”  Thanks for everything over the past months getting us to a SOLD position. You are an amazing sales agent! Thank you for all your support and kindness when things felt hard. You kept us focused and positive.

Simone & Heath Johnston

Bridget was hard working and diligent

We were very happy with Bridget’s professionalism and her commitment in the sale of our home in Kumeu.  Bridget kept us informed every step of the way, which was very much appreciated.  She was always very prompt at getting back to us with information either by phone or email.  Bridget was hard working and diligent […]

We were very happy with Bridget’s professionalism and her commitment in the sale of our home in Kumeu.  Bridget kept us informed every step of the way, which was very much appreciated.  She was always very prompt at getting back to us with information either by phone or email.  Bridget was hard working and diligent in ensuring a sale of our property was successful, in spite of a few challenges along the way.  We would definitely recommend Bridget to anyone wanting a successful outcome in the sale of their home.

A & A Lett

I cannot recommend Bridget Dickson strongly enough

After recently selling our family home in Huapai I cannot recommend Bridget Dickson strongly enough. Not only was she the best realestate agent I have dealt with but also one of the most professional people I have come across.   She took it all in her stride whilst maintaining a consistent warmth and working with our […]

After recently selling our family home in Huapai I cannot recommend Bridget Dickson strongly enough. Not only was she the best realestate agent I have dealt with but also one of the most professional people I have come across.   She took it all in her stride whilst maintaining a consistent warmth and working with our exact requests. Selling and moving house with three small children can be stressful at the best of times. Bridget managed to take a huge part of that away from the process whilst achieving us the results we wanted.

 I would have no hesitation recommending Bridget Dickson to anyone wanting to buy or sell their house.

Donna Smith

Complete professionalism

  Terry and Janet were our consultants on the sale of our property which was part commercial and part residential. This added complication never appeared to be a concern to them and their marketing, negotiation and sales process were all carried out with complete professionalism.     Bruce & Jillian Waldock

 


Terry and Janet were our consultants on the sale of our property which was part commercial and part residential. This added complication never appeared to be a concern to them and their marketing, negotiation and sales process were all carried out with complete professionalism.    

Bruce & Jillian Waldock


The best we have worked with

Terry and Janet have done an excellent job in selling our property.  The best we have worked with.  Very professional, and will highly recommend them to our networks, both in business and personal.  Will definitely use their expertise when buying or selling real estate.  Tui Martin, Hobsonville 

Terry and Janet have done an excellent job in selling our property.  The best we have worked with.  Very professional, and will highly recommend them to our networks, both in business and personal.  Will definitely use their expertise when buying or selling real estate. 

Tui Martin, Hobsonville 


I couldn’t ask for better service

Terry was everything an agent could be. Friendly, responsive and great to deal with. Prompt with any requests or meetings, made this experience a very pleasant one. As a buyer, I couldn’t ask for better service. Hayden Young and Kathy Jiang 



Terry was everything an agent could be. Friendly, responsive and great to deal with. Prompt with any requests or meetings, made this experience a very pleasant one. As a buyer, I couldn’t ask for better service.

Hayden Young and Kathy Jiang 



Terry & Janet

Thank you both very much for the excellent service you gave. From the start when you pre-arranged meetings for us when we came to NZ and helped us over that weekend, we were very impressed. There were certainly some challenges along the way, which you dealt with professionally, and as a result we got a […]


Thank you both very much for the excellent service you gave. From the start when you pre-arranged meetings for us when we came to NZ and helped us over that weekend, we were very impressed. There were certainly some challenges along the way, which you dealt with professionally, and as a result we got a good outcome.

Carolyn & Rob James, West Harbour 


We could not be more satisfied with the outcome

Selling a home can be very stressful in the best of circumstances. Marketing a home for sale right before the general election and not knowing what changes a new government could introduce takes it up a notch. Terry and Janet Jones’s professional and expert advice on marketing our home took these worries away. They produced […]


Selling a home can be very stressful in the best of circumstances. Marketing a home for sale right before the general election and not knowing what changes a new government could introduce takes it up a notch. Terry and Janet Jones’s professional and expert advice on marketing our home took these worries away. They produced a great marketing plan, ran an excellent advertising and open home programme. We were kept well informed by Terry and Janet through the whole process.  They were there with us right through the auction and provided us with excellent advice which resulted in the sale of our home. We could not be more satisfied with the outcome. 

John and Lesley D’Rose, West Harbour


Bridget is a gem!

Bridget is a gem…she handled the entire process of selling our property in an efficient and professional manner but always in a friendly and open way.  We appreciate her hard work, attention to detail, punctuality, and good humour even at times when put under stress!  All in all, our experience of selling our home with […]

Bridget is a gem…she handled the entire process of selling our property in an efficient and professional manner but always in a friendly and open way.  We appreciate her hard work, attention to detail, punctuality, and good humour even at times when put under stress!  All in all, our experience of selling our home with Bridget has been a positive experience that achieved a good outcome at auction on the day. We will be recommending Bridget to our friends and relatives.


Alan & Heather Broadbent

We would not hesitate to use Sarah’s services again in real estate.

In 2016 we decided on selling our Albany home and move to Millwater in Silverdale, to be closer to family. Sarah was the first person we met at an “Open Home” and we instantly felt listened to regarding our needs when looking for a new home. In the process of buying our new home Sarah […]

In 2016 we decided on selling our Albany home and move to Millwater in Silverdale, to be closer to family.


Sarah was the first person we met at an “Open Home” and we instantly felt listened to regarding our needs when looking for a new home. In the process of buying our new home Sarah helped guide us through it all with utmost professionalism. Sarah kept us informed all steps of the way and we felt confident on our decision to purchase the home we have.


Living locally enables Sarah to know the area well. Her presentation, attention to detail and honesty is outstanding. We would not hesitate to use Sarah’s services again in real estate.


 


Robert and Jan

Matt has BEEN absolutely on to it!

Matt has BEEN absolutely on to it – immediately. His email was excellent informative and prompt. Matt has a very professional manner and has conveyed respect for our family and our situation. Matt is truly a credit to your company. May I also say on behalf of Craig, I and my parents you have all […]

Matt has BEEN absolutely on to it – immediately. His email was excellent informative and prompt. Matt has a very professional manner and has conveyed respect for our family and our situation. Matt is truly a credit to your company. May I also say on behalf of Craig, I and my parents you have all truly surprised us, each of you has a very courteous manner and your service has been completely professional respectful and refreshing and we ALL have been very impressed.


Thank you again


Suzy

Ben was AMAZING... professional, positive, polite, respectful and honest.

I have never written a testimonial before for any real estate agent whatsoever now apart from Ben. (I have owned homes in seven different countries) Selling my NZ-house was an experience in itself. The market started to fall as I entered the sale process. However, Ben stayed positive and consistently answered all my phone calls. […]


I have never written a testimonial before for any real estate agent whatsoever now apart from Ben. (I have owned homes in seven different countries)


Selling my NZ-house was an experience in itself. The market started to fall as I entered the sale process. However, Ben stayed positive and consistently answered all my phone calls. After several months there was a major turnaround in the market and Ben managed to present me an offer which I was more than happy with.


Ben was AMAZING… professional, positive, polite, respectful and honest. He exceeded my expectations in all ways.


I can ever so highly recommend Ben for any real estate sale. He is the best!



Outi Nejman

Ben and his staff with whom we interacted very helpful and efficient as well as empathetic to our needs.

Ben recently sold our old home in the Auckland RUB zone as well as finding us a new one in Albany. Throughout the whole process, we found both Ben and his staff with whom we interacted very helpful and efficient as well as empathetic to our needs. Ben has a lot of sales experience within […]

Ben recently sold our old home in the Auckland RUB zone as well as finding us a new one in Albany.

Throughout the whole process, we found both Ben and his staff with whom we interacted very helpful and efficient as well as empathetic to our needs.

Ben has a lot of sales experience within a number of environs as well as his 10 years within the real estate space which was definitely very apparent in the energetic, professional and knowledgeable manner in which he conducted himself throughout.

We had several long conversations where Ben displayed high levels of integrity as well as being prepared to give us candid comment when he considered our approach to possibly not to be ideal.

Ben emphasised throughout that his primary objective was to get the best price for his vendors which was very well highlighted during our negotiations for the house we purchased through him.

One of the most pleasing aspects of our experience with Wallace & Stratton has been within the post sales period where I have required a range of supplementary information to be sourced through them to which they have responded quickly and effectively i.e. definitely not a question of “we’ve got our fees so on to the next sale”.

Finally, we spoke to a number of agents as well as one or two consulting engineers regarding what the current status of the RUB zone is and from all of those contacted Wallace & Stratton and Ben in particular demonstrated a greatly elevated knowledge of the prevailing scenario than all of the others; as well as a superior understanding of how best to promote and sell properties within the zone; Wallace & Stratton therefore, from our perspective, appear to be “ the only game in town” for anyone wishing to seal that area.

I am a sales & marketing professional of 25 years so these comments are offered from a position of personal experience and from someone who will not accept less than optimal customer service.


Adrian & Jane Burden

Matthew. His service, professionalism, knowledge and skills were second to none.

If you are looking for an exceptionally hard-working agent that prioritises your situation as an owner first, then I couldn’t recommend anyone better than Matthew. His service, professionalism, knowledge and skills were second to none as he was able to get my home sold under the unique circumstances that many would have failed upon. Matthew’s […]

If you are looking for an exceptionally hard-working agent that prioritises your situation as an owner first, then I couldn’t recommend anyone better than Matthew. His service, professionalism, knowledge and skills were second to none as he was able to get my home sold under the unique circumstances that many would have failed upon.


Matthew’s energy, confidence, character and willingness to work around diverse situations were nothing short of remarkable. For someone that is all about doing the absolute best job for their clients, I would highly recommend Matthew and would use him again without any hesitation.


For all agents that are about the fee, it was a real relief to have an Agent that was, over anything else, solely focused on his client and working to achieve the best possible result.


Rosalind Clark

Ben, not only delivered but exceeded our expectations of him.

We engaged the services of Ben Macky and Wallace & Stratton to sell our lifestyle property in Dairy Flat. This decision was based on the excellent information we had found online while researching for real estate agents. Our first meeting with Ben reinforced the fact that Ben knew our target market perfectly. Ben presented a […]

We engaged the services of Ben Macky and Wallace & Stratton to sell our lifestyle property in Dairy Flat. This decision was based on the excellent information we had found online while researching for real estate agents. Our first meeting with Ben reinforced the fact that Ben knew our target market perfectly. Ben presented a plan setting our price expectations and a timeline to obtain the best result in a rapidly changing market. Needless to say, Ben, not only delivered but exceeded our expectations of him. Ben managed multiple offers while we were in Thailand on holiday and we came home to a deal with a backup option both of which were above our price expectations. All of this was achieved with a calm confidence, clear communication and in a difficult market. Ben is the best real estate agent I have ever dealt with and I certainly have no reservation in recommending his services.


Earl & Bernie Tipene

He was knowledgeable about market conditions and we felt that we could trust his advice and judgement.

We sold our property for a good price within 3 weeks of listing.  Ben was very helpful each step of the way, explaining the process and the costs involved at each stage.  He was knowledgeable about market conditions and we felt that we could trust his advice and judgement.  We would happily recommend him to […]

We sold our property for a good price within 3 weeks of listing.  Ben was very helpful each step of the way, explaining the process and the costs involved at each stage.  He was knowledgeable about market conditions and we felt that we could trust his advice and judgement.  We would happily recommend him to anyone wanting to sell their property.


Colin And Gill Wilson

We found Ben a very experienced, knowledgable and reliable Agent

To Whom it May Concern We first met Ben Macky at a local property where he had just concluded a successful sale. We accepted his card in case we decided to sell. After reviewing our situation Ben recommended a method to market our property. We found Ben a very experienced, knowledgable and reliable Agent. He […]

To Whom it May Concern


We first met Ben Macky at a local property where he had just concluded a successful sale. We accepted his card in case we decided to sell.


After reviewing our situation Ben recommended a method to market our property. We found Ben a very experienced, knowledgable and reliable Agent. He explained all the procedures, answered our questions in detail and was in daily contact informing us of progress. Ben is very hard working,conscientious, always pleasant and his expertise resulted in a successful sale.


We thoroughly recommend Ben Macky as a professional and reliable Agent.


Bill and Joan Earwaker

We can unreservedly recommend Ben's services!

We originally contacted Ben primarily on the strength of good feedback from neighbours who had recently used Ben to sell their lifestyle block. When we first met, we were particularly impressed by the fact that, of all the agents who we contacted to potentially sell our block, Ben was the only one who came fully prepared, and that thoroughness was […]

We originally contacted Ben primarily on the strength of good feedback from neighbours who had recently used Ben to sell their lifestyle block.


When we first met, we were particularly impressed by the fact that, of all the agents who we contacted to potentially sell our block, Ben was the only one who came fully prepared, and that thoroughness was evident throughout the sale process.


In the end, our choice was proven correct, and Ben did as fantastic job for us as he did for our neighbours.


As well as getting us a great price, Ben was easy to contact, nothing was too much trouble, and his enthusiasm and energy was evident at all times.


We can unreservedly recommend Ben’s services!


Mary and Maurice O'Brien

We had complete confidence in Ben and were thrilled to sell so quickly!

We listed our home in Dairy Flat with Ben after having it listed with another company who had not managed to effect a sale for us. Ben is a hard-working, honest and professional agent. He provided great advice and strategies to refresh our sales process to ensure we found a buyer for our home. We […]

We listed our home in Dairy Flat with Ben after having it listed with another company who had not managed to effect a sale for us. Ben is a hard-working, honest and professional agent. He provided great advice and strategies to refresh our sales process to ensure we found a buyer for our home.


We had complete confidence in Ben and were thrilled to sell so quickly under a multi-offer.


We would not hesitate to recommend Ben to anyone who is considering selling their home.


Ian & Sarah Hadwin