Mary Patterson
Cooper & Co. Sunnynook
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson (REAA 2008), Member of the REINZ
About Mary Patterson
MARY PATTERSON Mary comes from a successful sales and marketing background and has received many real estate awards (on a national and international level). She understands the benefits of hard work and recognises the importance of her clients needs to achieve the best result. "Experience, professionalism and focus on achieving the best possible outcome for my clients is what you can expect from me." Thinking of selling? Call Mary for confidential free advice and how to maximise the sale price of your property.
Happy Clients...
...Throughout the period Mary was professional, tenacious, supportive,encouraging and thorough. My wife and I have nothing but admiration for her efforts and are very grateful to her and would like to thank her for her achievement. We cannot commend her highly enough. We will actively recommend her and your firm to any acquaintances who are considering selling property.
Jon Matthews & Sue Franklin
...Mary frequently phoned us with updates and never pressured us to do or say anything we were uncomfortable with. We believe fully that Mary was working for us. She advised us in areas she felt strongly on (each suggestion proving to be the right one), yet allowed us to make all decisions for ourselves. The result of Mary's hard work was a significant number of people at the Auction with the house selling under the hammer for well over reserve and just above the top dollar she had predicted the price at originally. In our experience Mary is a hardworking agent who is prepared to go the extra mile to achieve the best result for her clients. I happily recommend Mary as an agent to sell property with.
Danielle Nicholson
I was fortunate to choose Mary Patterson, our local real estate marketing consultant, in the sale of two of my properties in Forrest Hill within the last 5 years. In both cases I found Mary's energetic and logical approach to be helpful in preparing and carrying out the sales. Mary was always pleasant and approachable in any suggestions I made and always on hand to discuss matters and give her advice. I would have no hesitation in reommending her to anyone who wishes to attain the best result with minimum inconvenience.
Clive J Grey
...Mary's diligence and persistence led to her securing three agreements in a short space of time which culminated in a prompt sale for us. We are impressed with Mary's tenacity and ability to get buyers onto paper, especially in light of the failure of the previous agency to do so. We regret not choosing her initially. We strongly recommend Mary if you want a result.
Tony & Heather Willott
With an unconditional agreement to purchase our home in place we would like to take the opportunity to reflect on the services we received, in particular from Mary Patterson. For us the professional approach to marketing and selling was the first thing we noticed. We received wonderful guidance from Mary on the actions that could be taken to secure a sale. We know Mary has been involved in real estate for a number of years and this experience was clearly evident in the excellent advice she was able to give us. From the time of listing and through the process of advertising open homes and finding potential buyers, Mary kept us fully informed. She is obviously a person who works in the best interest of the seller, as her caring approach was always evident and greatly appreciated. We also appreciated the high level of interest and the positive approach that Robyn Coles, the Manager of the Mairangi Bay office, took in our listing. Mary Patterson and the team at Mairangi Bay are, in our opinion, highly recommended.
Glenda & James MacLennan
Following 3 weeks of intense marketing including open homes, internet and Property Press advertising, etc we were amazed to see we had a gathering of approximately 60 people and 6 bidders on the day of auction. With the assistance of an outstanding auctioneer the bidding went way beyond our reserve. Mary is a salesperson of honesty and integrity who absolutely works for her vendor, even advising us of the risk of accepting an offer prior to auction which could have resulted in our accepting a price some $15,000 lower than was achieved at auction. We have absolutely no hesitation in recomending Mary Patterson to anyone considering selling their house and we are more than willing to answer any queries whatsoever with regard to Mary's sales ability and work ethics.
Marion & Hylton Catterall
I found Mary to be a very hardworking, persistent and ultimately the successful agent. I can certainly recommend her efforts on my behalf--it took quite a lot of negotiation to complete the sale of my home.
Eileen McKenzie
...In the past we have sold other houses and experienced great stress, so we were not looking forward to putting a house on the market again, but from the moment we met Mary she put us at ease. Instead of weeks of stress it was a happy experience and our home sold in a few weeks for a price which was very pleasing to us. Thank you Mary for all your hard work.
Garry & Bernice Fraser
In the short time that we have known Mary she has been the consummate professional and tireless in her enthusiasm. In one short week she has managed what we thought was the impossible and had never contemplated as being achievable. The results that she achieved far exceeded our expectations. She has without doubt gone above and beyond the call of duty and has in the process made our experience of buying and selling a pleasant one. At all times my wife and I felt that Mary was working on our behalf, even though she was dealing with numerous parties. It is with great pleasure and gratitude that I write this letter and commend you on the calibre of your team, Mary in particular. I wish her every success and have no hesitation in recommending her services to potential clients and friends.
Steven McIntosh-Dona
...Thanks so much for your excellent service once again. We really appreciate your thoroughness and professionalism during the whole process, as well as the respect you gave to us and your courtesy and co-operation extended to our tenant at all times. It has been a pleasure to deal with you.
Graham & Lianna Robinson
Thank you so much for the wonderful service you gave us during the marketing and selling of our home. Your professional advice and guidance made all the difference when it came to the auction process and the resultant successful sale of our home under the hammer. We really appreciate all the time you spent working closely with us and the prospective purchasers that were interested in our property. This was made apparent when we had so many people bidding at the auction and a great result was achieved. At all times you kept us involved and informed throughout the entire process. We found you to always be professional friendly and honest. We will certainly recommend you personally to anyone we know who is considering selling their home.
Rebecca & Darren Griffiths-Hyde
It is with confidence and very great pleasure that I recommend Mary Patterson to any home owner wishing to sell a property. Mary was dedicated and industrious in marketing my property and the open homes she conducted drew many interested prospective buyers, with several returning to view the property more than once. I am delighted that her enthusiastic professionalism resulted in a more than satisfactory early sale.
Audrey J Coussell
I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Mary Patterson as the right person to sell your property. With her knowledge and marketing skills my house in Milford was sold in less than 2 weeks at a price that I was most pleased with. Mary's friendly, yet professional manner, instilled me with great confidence and made the entire selling process a pleasure. I will certainly be using Mary's services when my next property is for sale.
A R Beale
We write this letter with much pleasure to express our appreciation to our agent, Mary Patterson, for her wonderful and professional manner during the process of selling our house in Takapuna. Mary has consistently been very friendly, honest, hardworking and punctual. We were pleased with the advice given, the marketing plan, and the feedback we received during the whole process. Her exceptional enthusiasm in selling the house remained even after the house was not sold on Auction Day. This manner has obviously resulted in a successful sale with the best possible outcome and in the timeframe that we are delighted with.
Julianto & Suzanna Siaril
Mary Patterson was recommended to us by a friend and Real Estate Agent from another company. He recommended Mary because of the type of property we wished to sell and because he knew she would work hard for us to obtain the best possible sale. Mary did all that and more. She was very committed and showed genuine enthusiasm, care and friendship. We would not hesitate to recommend Mary and feel she would do her best at every occasion. We woud have no hesitation to have Mary sell a future property for us.
D Stent & R Thomas
Mary Patterson has very successfully arranged and negotiated the sale of my property in Bayswater, Auckland. She advertised it widely, and actively followed up every expression of interest. I was kept fully informed at all times of whatever was happening, and it was very evident how experienced and knowledgeable she is in every aspect of her work. The existing tenants and the neighbours were treated with consideration and inconvenienced as little as possible. I was most impressed by her hard work and long hours, and attention to detail. I was kept fully informed at all times and consulted for decision whenever necessary. Altogether, she made the whole experience of selling this property (something I have never been involved in before), totally stress-free. There was a good pre-auction offer made and the auction was brought forward. This also was easy and interesting for me, and resulted in a considerable increase in the amount I received. I would heartily recommend Mary Patterson for any work to do with property--she did an amazing job.
June Ross
Thank you very much for the superb job you did in marketing and selling our property in Northcote Road. Your professionalism and commitment were obvious from day one, as was your resourcefulness and your integrity. Although we were initially dubious about auction programmes and house staging, you were able to talk us through both these possibilities, and there is no doubt that your advice ensured that we were able to get the best price for our property. We also appreciated the way you kept us informed after every open home. Also, the time you spent preparing us for what happens at an auction was invaluable. We will certainly be recommending your services to our friends if they are thinking of either buying or selling property. And, of course, if we find ourselves in the position of buying or selling property again, you will be the first agent we call.
Tony & Dorothy Vinicombe
I knew from the moment I spoke to Mary that I wanted her to sell my property. Throughout the sale process, Mary's professionalism and knowledge of the market was second to none. Her attention to detail, integrity and above all her encouraging enthusiasm to ensure the property was sold at the best possible price, gave me complete comfort. Mary would most definitely be my agent of choice again in the future.
Sheila Rankin
I'm writing on behalf of Loro Shandler and myself, Colleen Ashworth, to sincerely thank the team at Harcourts for a smooth and stress free sale and purchase over the past weeks. We are absolutely indebted to our amazing agent Mary Patterson for her wisdom and knowledge, and her wonderfully calm presence right throughout our journey selling and buying. Her patience, honesty and unfailing attention to us over this time was so very much appreciated, and certainly reinforced the reason we chose her to market our lovely home, and go with us to auction for our beautiful new dwelling in Albany. She is indeed a special person. Sincere thanks to Stephen Johnson, wonder auctioneer, who kept us on track and informed through the auction process when we were extremely nervous. His great relaxed attitude and sense of humour was much appreciated. Thank you again everyone, we've come through this without losing sleep or our marbles!!!
C Ashworth
I have known and respected Mary Patterson for many years, whilst working in the Real Estate Industry. Mary has always impressed me with her honesty and integrity when dealing with her buyers and sellers, as well as having a quiet and gentle disposition. For these reasons we chose Mary to sell our home when we decided to move to the South Island, albeit I was quite capable of doing the job myself. She got the job done in 3 days, kept us in touch at all stages of the procedure and made the whole process stress free. Should you have any questions that would assist you in choosing Mary to assist with the sale of your property please do not hesitate to contact the writer - Ph: 036158618 Mob: 021946185
Bob Iles - Real Estate Business Owner
Mary Patterson is at the same time both very professional and a real pleasure to deal with. Her market advice has always been spot on. We were delighted to sell so quickly and so very near to our full asking price. It is a real pleasure to recommend Mary who is a well informed, hardworking and honest real estate agent.
Dr Wendy Weideli
We enjoyed working with Mary and would recommend her to anyone in the position of selling their home. Mary was never short of ideas and always reported back to us with progress reports. We found her very friendly but professional in all dealings. Above all she achieved the result we were looking for.
Bernie Mason
Mary Patterson came to us highly recommended by a friend who had just listed and sold their house with Mary's help. On meeting with Mary we discussed our concerns as we had been listed with another company for 3 months and had not even had one offer. We followed Mary's advice, her plans and ideas. We were delighted with the response and interest from her marketing strategy that resulted in a successful sale in less than 4 weeks. From the time we first met Mary, she took a personal interest in our situation and listened to our needs. We would have no hesitation in recommending her services to anyone who is selling in the future.
Wenny Gosal
We would like to thank you for the professionalism and dedication you put into the selling of our property. We appreciate your hard work and we are very pleased with achieving a good result so quickly. We would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending your services to any of our friends.
Alison & John Cherrington
I am writing this reference to express my huge satisfaction with Mary Patterson's great service when recently selling my investment property. Right from start to finish she has given me professional advice she has attained from her long service in the real estate industry. She always provided me with updated written reports on the open home and any progress of interest in the property. Not only with the reports but also with continual phone calls she kept in touch with me all the time, right to the end. As a result of her hard work on following up on the potential buyers and sincere customer service, I was able to sell my property even prior to Auction at a very satisfying price. I recommend Mary Patterson to anyone who is looking for an agent to list their property for sale.
Youngran Jeon
In reference to the purchase of our new home and the sale of our existing home, we wish to thank all concerned, and especially Mary Patterson, our Realtor. We are extremely happy with her honesty, professionalism and consideration towards other people's needs. Mary has a mature and lovely personality, which made it a pleasure to meet her on every occasion. She was patient, listened to our needs, and understood the way we function so we felt no pressure in making our decisions. During the process we felt that we were in very capable hands. For us it was a stress-free experience and we highly recommend the services of Mary Patterson.
Zoe & Bane Gruneski
Mary Patterson recently sold our house at Bond Crescent. At all times, Mary was professional in her actions, paying attention to our personal needs and advising us on the best options for selling our house. The exposure that she provided through her company's network was extremely successful. Mary gave us regular feedback on all the visits to our property. It was as a result of the thorough follow-up of visiting potential buyers through our home, and attention to their responses, that she found a suitable buyer for us, enabling us to then find a new home for ourselves in an extremely competitive market. Our thanks to Mary, and we have no hesitation in recommending her to whomever is embarking into selling or purchasing property.
John & Valerie Etheridge
We made the wise decision to list our property employing the expertise of Mary Patterson. On initially meeting with Mary it was quite apparent that she has valuable knowledge and experience in the real estate industry and a real genuine interest in her client's needs. We found Mary to be up-front, honest and committed and she marketed our property in an enthusiastic and positive manner whilst keeping us well informed throughout. Thanks to Mary's expertise and commitment our house was sold within 4 weeks. We were very happy with the end result and impressed by Mary's continued excellent service up until settlement date. We would have no hesitation in recommending the services of Mary and her team to any future vendor.
Kylie & Darren Russell
We recently engaged the services of Mary Patterson for the sale of our property, and after the success of the auction we have decided to take some time to write this letter of thanks. We hugely appreciate the dedication your team has shown in the marketing of our home. The agent that was responsible for our property was Mary Patterson, who in all ways was a model real estate agent. She was very patient and understanding with whatever our needs were, always willing to fully explain anything we didn't understand. She was very diligent to say the least, working extremely hard for the goal of selling our property. She kept constant contact with all of the prospective buyers, and her periodic updates and reports kept us well informed with the buyer feedback and the general progress of the sale. All in all, she made the whole process of selling one's home a hassle-free and non-worrying experience. So thank you Mary and the team at her branch.
Richard Zhuang & Selina Hong
Just a short note to let you know how pleased we have been with the service that we received from your marketing consultant, Mary Patterson, during and after the time of the sale of our house. Mary was very professional in the way that she prepared for the various stages of the marketing plan undertaken, and showed real commitment in following up on prospective purchasers. She kept us fully informed at all times and, once the sale had been completed, showed a genuine interest in endeavouring to help us find a new home. Her pleasant demeanour and helpful manner were certainly very much appreciated. Please express our thanks to her for the assistance given.
Elaine & Bill Parmenter
I write this note as reference for Mary Patterson who successfully assisted in the selling of 54 Karaka Street, Takapuna at auction recently. Mary advised us that in the present market conditions, Auction would be the most appropriate method to market the property. I must say I was not convinced initially, however I did take Mary's advice. The outcome was very acceptable with the final price being in excess of my expectations. Mary worked diligently throughout the process and I would recommend her genuine approach and focus to any future vendor looking to sell their property. Good luck to any vendor endeavouring to find a suitable person to market your property--you need not look any further! Good luck to Mary and thank you for your efforts.
Martin Bolton
Mary Patterson recently sold our home at 48 Bond Crescent. We were most impressed with her professional and friendly help. She always gave us regular feedback from each person she showed through the house and her communication with us was excellent. We were so pleased we asked Mary to list our property, as she was highly recommended to us, and well deserved the sale. We would be grateful if you could thank her for all her efforts in selling our home.
Louise & Blair Watson
Just recently I had cause to sell my property at 11 Aberdeen Road, Castor Bay. Many agents were interested in listing this property. I eventually chose Mary Patterson from one of the local real estate companies. Mary took me step by step through the types of selling options, i.e. Tender, Auction,etc. It became obvious the Auction method of marketing was the best choice for me. This decision transpired to be the correct one, as the final result was most satisfactory, and far exceeded my expectations! During the whole process, from Listing to Sale, Mary kept me informed on a regular basis by phone and meetings. I would highly recommend Mary to anyone contemplating selling a property. She showed ENTHUSIASM, COMMITMENT, & PROFESSIONALISM, but above all "gave you the actual facts and no fiction" regarding the buyer feedback and progress throughout the marketing and what was the most probable outcome of the sale process. Thanks Mary--from a very happy customer!
H H Barnes
I have been so pleased that my Unit sold so quickly and for a price very acceptable to me. I believe that this sale mainly came about because of Mary's initiative and effort. Mary's persistence in contacting me several times to obtain the sole agency made me change to your company. Her professional, enthusiastic and persistent approach convinced me to authorise her with the sale. As it turned out, I made a good choice. The unit was sold so quickly and the price received was more than I expected. In fact it was the highest price received for any unit sold in the block over the last 12 months. Mary also kept me informed and her advice with regards to advertising was very helpful. I would entrust Mary again in the sale of any property and most certainly would recommend her services to my friends and business associates. Thank you again for bringing the sale of my unit to a fast conclusion with such a positive result.
Sigrid Thompson
Recently I engaged Mary Patterson to market my property at 7 Currey Crescent, Forrest Hill, by Auction. The deal was completed well beyond my expectations. Mary is a considerate and thoughtful agent who works hard and is very approachable. I was very satisfied with her service with selling my property. I would like to recommend Mary to all the people I know who have need for help with any real estate sales.
Michael Liang
We are writing in appreciation of the excellent job that you did in selling our house. At all times you showed extreme professionalism and from our first appointment to the closing of the sale we were kept fully informed. As you are aware, the house actually sold from the Internet advertisement, prior to Auction. We were highly delighted with the first offer but you never ceased working for the vendor, and what you finally achieved was far above our expectations. Obviously due to your being in the Real Estate business for many years you are fully qualified in presenting to a Vendor all of their options while advising them of perhaps the best "road to take"! We took your advice (against our intuition) and it resulted in a very quick and successful sale. Our sincerest thanks Mary, and we will certainly be recommending you to future prospective sellers (and buyers)!
Marilyn & Martin Purcell
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Mary on the great job she has done on selling my home. She has worked tirelessly on my behalf to achieve the sale.
Joan Gilmour
We have today completed the purchase of a property in Selwyn Crescent, Milford. It is my pleasure to write to you and commend your representative Mary Patterson, for the way in which she handled the sale and represented your company. Mary was extremely professional in all respects and ensured that we were kept fully advised of all events during the proceedings of the transaction. She exercised extreme politeness and afforded us extended patience whilst we took out time in reaching our decision. Mary assisted us with the negotiation of the property, always defensive of your client's position, but being mindful of our budget. The result was a completely painless purchase of a very good rental property that my wife and I are delighted with. Mary has an unparalleled propensity to blend courtesy with sincerity and was never demanding, invasive or over expectant of us, and neither did she waste our time showing us properties that held no interest to us. She listened very carefully to our requirements and expectations and deftly matched those to available properties. Mary is a true professional Real Estate Agent and a great contributor to your team and your company.
Chris & Denise Smith
My husband and I cannot speak highly enough of Mary Patterson who sold our home for us recently. She is a professional in every way and an asset to your business, kind and understanding, and very easy to talk with. She made it a lot easier for us to sell after 25 years. I'm sure you realise what a gem she is.
Irene & Richard Foote
Your company through Mary Patterson recently sold our property at 1/4 East Coast Rd, Milford. Mary, from her first approach to us, was totally professional, had a good rapport with not only my wife and I but our family. She was extremely reliable and a credit to the Real Estate industry. Following the sale of the property Mary was able to show us properties in the Milford area and we settled on another home in Milford. If all Real Estate Agents were like Mary Patterson, the public perception of the organisation would be much higher.
P I & V C Jenkinson
To: The Manager/Franchise Owner A brief note to thank you and Mary Patterson for all your help and support through the selling of our house at 26C Penning Road, Milford. Mary put all her heart and soul into the marketing of our house. Really, I am amazed, just 1 month later we have sold. The persistence of Mary never stopped. She was so determined to achieve her goal and sell--she did it! She's such a lovely sweet person who has become a lovely friend, who really got to see the stressed side of me--language and all! Thank you Mary, you are a hard worker who got a successful result so quickly.
Jan & Max Sky
On the 28th June I purchased a property in Knightsbridge Drive, Forrest Hill that was marketed by one of your agents from your company, Mary Patterson. I had been looking for a suitable property for several months when I met Mary and viewed the open home. Mary's professional and encouraging approach was immediately noticeable. In a world where customer service and care is the most import thing in a highly competitive business, it was refreshing to deal with Mary. She continually kept me informed during the process and in the end it was her intuitive mix of patience and persistence that convinced me to enter into the bidding on Auction Day. Being in the customer service related industry myself I understand the dynamics of dealing with a quantity of clients while trying to negotiate a win-win situation for all parties involved, this is not always easily achieved. So I'm just taking the opportunity to acknowledge Mary's great efforts and professionalism in a challenging marketplace. I am of the opinion that she is a great asset to your team and wishing her every success for her career and for the future.
Kevin Philpott
Just a wee note to thank you so much or all your considerate help with my purchase of 4 East Coast Road, Milford. After tiresome months of searching for just the right property, I'm delighted to say meeting you was certainly a refreshing surprise. Your personal manner and professionalism are very much appreciated. I know, without you I could not have owned that property--for that I am extremely grateful.
Vicki Messenger
In October Margaret and I listed our property at 26B Penning Road with your Sales & Marketing Consultant, Mary Patterson, for Auction and sale. We are impressed with the professional attitude and commitment that Mary Patterson applied to the marketing and sale of our home, and the amount of feedback that we received after each open home. Although at times we thought that Penning Road would not sell, Mary's advice on improvements to the house and her positive attitude always won through resulting in our sale this past week. This sale has been, we think, a personal triumph for Mary as she succeeded after we were told by a saleswoman with whom we had previously listed the property that "she will never sell your house!" Mary Patterson also arranged for Margaret and I to visit an apartment that was listed for sale by another salesperson, at 3/64 Island Bay Road, and began negotiations which proved to be extremely difficult. In spite of these issues, Mary remained in control of the process and we feel that it was her professional approach, her sales and negotiating skills, and her positive attitude that resulted in our purchasing Island Bay Road.
Doug & Margaret Bradley
Liana and I would like to take this opportunity to say thanks for the excellent service we received from you leading up to and during the sale of our property. As you know, we changed over to your company following terrible service from another Milford real estate agent. It was a pleasure working with you, being so thorough and understanding as to our needs. Once again, thanks Mary and please pass on our thanks to your whole team.
Graham Robinson
I met Mrs Mary Patterson by chance when I was looking for a real estate agent to sell my house. I found her very helpful and very professional. She advised me on the best way to sell and the most suitable media to advertise. After a thorough discussion I appointed Mrs Patterson to be my sole agent to list my house on the market. She advised me to sell by auction. The time frame for auction was 5 weeks after my house was first listed. She arranged everything, such as open homes, signs, advertising and of course securing of the auctioneer and venue. During the auction she did a good job liaising with the auctioneer and the bidders. May house was sold to the highest bidder for a very satisfactory price. I shall be pleased to recommend Mrs Patterson to any one who wants an agent to buy or sell a house.
Tom S T Yu
Congratulations on your individual sales performance for 2000. It has been an interesting year in many ways with the real estate market working against us in sales volume. You have proved through your continued relationships within the community and your high quality service that results count. For the year completed your performance has ranked you in the top 20 throughout the nation (No.11 Salesperson nationally). This is a very good personal achievement and one I wish to acknowledge.
Carey Smith, CEO, Ray White
Penny and I were really impressed with the way our property was marketed and sold by auction. Throughout, Mary Patterson took care of us--we were first time sellers. She kept us up to date on what was happening, always being fair and up-front, not 'pushy' as we had encountered elsewhere. Other salespeople from Mary's office were all very encouraging and supportive, friendly and interested. The auctioneer did a great job saying the right thing at the right time. We could not have asked for more and have no hesitation in recommending Mary and the team from her branch, to anyone wanting to buy or sell a property.
Michael Embleton
This is to confirm that Mary Patterson, land agent, is a very reliable person to deal with. Every detail was carried out professionally and I can recommend her to anyone buying and selling your property.
Marjorie Coleman
My wife and I wish to express our appreciation for the professional way in which Mary Patterson successfully sold our home during a period when property sales were slow and difficult. We were impressed by the punctuality of her appointments and open homes, the follow-up reports and in particular the final negotiations which avoided the uncertainties which can accompany sale conditions. We have no hesitation in highly recommending her to anyone who may be considering selling their home, and having had prior experience of other Real Estate Agents when buying and selling, our recommendations are not made lightly. Should any of your prospective sellers require a more detailed reference we will be happy to speak with them directly.
Peter Ashley
When we decided to put our home up for sale we invited 3 Real Estate Consultants. Your consultant, Mary Patterson, sat with us patiently and explained the various methods of selling a property and told us the pro's and con's of each method. She advised us that the best way to get the maximum was by way of "Auction". We agreed and appointed her. Each week she would give us a report. Open homes were held over 3 weekends and then the big day of the Auction. Only 3 properties were up for Auction on that day and 'Bingo'--only our property was sold and sold close to our expectations. Thanks to Mary Patterson for the diligent hard work and her sincerity.
Dr Narjit Singh & Dr Charan Kaur
I am taking the unusual step of writing to commend you and your team on the successful sale of our property. The decision to put our property up for auction was a difficult one as in principle I could not agree with the fact the vendor has to pay for all promotions and advertising. There is also the risk of the property being passed over at auction. The latter in any case applies to all properties. Due to the efficient and professional manner in which you managed and promoted our property, giving us the impression our property was given priority and made to stand out, we felt very optimistic right from the beginning. Therefore an early sale prior to auction was always quite likely to be forthcoming. This indicates our decision to put the property up for auction was the right one, and the marketing of the property by you and your company certainly minimises the risk. We therefore take this opportunity to thank you for a job well done.
How Sen Tan
This letter is intended as a testimonial to the sales strategy employed by Mary in the sale of our property. We confess we were most sceptical about selling by auction. We declined Mary's earlier requests to consider auction, preferring to list with a price. There was no response in a market which was softening as a result of higher interest rates and uncertainties over the election outcome. Mary persuaded us to an auction programme with a set number of Open Homes. Mary undertook to give the property widespread exposure in The Property Press and other publicity. As auction date approached, one party had continual interest but proved difficult to make any commitment. Then the turning point came with one interested purchaser and then another 24 hours later. The combined effect of the auction deadline, 2 interested parties and Mary's selling efforts on our behalf, resulted in a price and favourable conditions on the Sale & Purchase Agreement that were acceptable to us, given the unfavourable selling market. In summary, we now definitely view the auction method as positive and recommend it.
Ian & Julie Palfrey
I recently listed my mother's property in Milford with your company and would like to express my appreciation for the very high standard of professionalism that I encountered in my dealings with your company. Within one week of signing up for your Auction programme, we had a sale with the "cash unconditional" buyer that we so desperately needed. This enabled us to secure Mum a place in the retirement village she had waited so long for. Considering the very short time frame in which we had to sell, this was a supreme effort on the part of your Sales Consultant Mary Patterson. May impressed me with her high standard of professionalism, her dedication and her kind consideration of Mum's needs. Mary is an excellent communicator and the constant feedback and contact we received from her helped quickly to establish the trust and respect that is so necessary when selling your home. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone thinking of selling their home.
Jo Thornton
We want to impart our appreciation and great satisfaction with the dedicated services of Mary Patterson over the past month. We engaged Mary on a 3-month contract to sell our property at 20A Nile Rd with a view of a mutually satisfactory outcome by that time, but with her very keen sense of duty, strategic marketing and tireless effort at all times, it helped to put our home in the forefont of the marketplace which resulted in a satisfactory conclusion after only four weeks. Consequently, her colleagues also benefitted from these efforts and although Mary did not secure the sale of our home we will be forever grateful to Mary for her unstinted energy resulting in a much less stressful time for us. As it turned out, Mary and Diane & Ian Dodds presented offers on the same day, which I am sure worked well in our favour in the end, and after helpful consultation with Mary, Diane and Ian, we chose to go along with Diane & Ian's offer, and thank all three for the way in which they presented the 2 offers to us on behalf of their clients. Please pass on our sincere thanks to Mary for all her hard work and especially for the way in which she always kept us in the picture at every turn of events, which I can assure you puts her head and shoulders above anybody else we have dealt with in the same industry.
Joyce & Geoffrey Smith
Thank you once again for all the time and effort you put in to sell our two properties during a very difficult time with the market. We appreciate all the time you gave us and your consideration to our feelings. You showed total dedication to achieve the best result that you could for us. If the need did arise in the future we would have no hesitation in asking for your assistance once again. In the meantime we are happy to recommend your service to anyone else who has a property for sale.
Barbara Durbridge
Recently Mary Patterson sold our property in Glenfield Road. By using her initiative she gained the listing for your office and we would like to thank Mary for her efforts in bringing our sale to a successful conclusion. Mary worked tirelessly in her quiet, determined way and achieved what at times seemed to be the impossible. Problems became challenges which were addressed and overcome in a professional and effective way. Considering the current economic climate, this was especially commendable. We cannot speak too highly of Mary and her very professional and efficient manner--she is a credit to herself and to real estate.
Pam & Allan Hooper
A short note to you regarding the recent sale of the property at 35 Lyttleton Avenue, Forrest Hill to Lawrence and Karen Butcher. I would like to thank the staff at your office for their efforts in enabling the successful sale to us. I do appreciate the complexities involved, especially when the seller was overseas. I would like to especially thank Mary Patterson for her efforts and patience. I realise that I may have been a difficult customer to deal with, but Mary always remained cool,calm and collected and kept her focus on attempting to achieve a sale. I also appreciate the amount of special effort and late hours that she put in to fit into the differing time zones between ourselves and the seller.
Lawrence Butcher
Maurice & I wish to thank you for the wonderful marketing skills used in the selling of our property. In three short weeks with open homes and the auction you put in many long hard hours of work and we thank you. Also for the many homes you showed us to replace No.6 we say thanks. We are delighted with our new home and will ring you to visit us when our boxes are all emptied.
Alison Nuttall
Mary Patterson can only be described as a "Super Salesperson". She is not a member of the Millionaire Club for real estate sales for nothing. As a closing negotiator she is without peer. She works relentlessly to obtain a sale for her client. She gos the extra mile and more. Mary gets results even when it is made almost impossible by fickle people and a wary market. Her client's interest is always uppermost in all her dealings. We are more than happy to recommend Mary to anybody wishing to sell their property.
John & Clarisse Harlow
We would like to take this opportunity to compliment Mary on her outstanding service assisting our family in purchasing our first home in New Zealand, and assisting us with getting financial assistance through Christine at Loan Plan. Her referral of the solicitor, Greg Dunning of Cairns Slane proved to be of enormous assistance. All went well without a hitch. We thank Mary again, and would recommend her to any other home buyers.
Gregory & Madeleine Ellison
Yesterday the sale of our property became unconditional and we are, of course, delighted. The purpose of this letter is to thank your company for their efforts, and in particular our agent Mary Patterson. Mary kept us fully informed during the period our property was on the market, and obviously has been very diligent about follow-up with potential buyers, etc. We were always very happy with the professional way in which she handled our queries, concerns, etc and at all times felt confident she was working in our interests. We will be recommending her to friends as "a good agent to deal with", and in fact have already done so.
Judy & Geoff Grey
Several months ago, through your company, I purchased an apartment in Milford. Although there has been a "slight" time lapse in writing to you, I nevertheless wanted to have my comments recorded. Firstly, your representative, Mary Patterson, went that extra mile when I suggested to her I could be interested in buying in the area. I lived North of Auckland and could only get down at specific times, but Mary willingly worked around my schedule. Together we viewed a number of properties and when I settled on a particular one, she very promptly and successfully negotiated between both parties. At this point I would also like to extend my grateful thanks to those concerned for the acceptance of the deposit terms I requested. Without this, my bid to purchase would not have eventuated. It was very much appreciated. I can honestly say that Mary has exceptional sales abilities, she is 100% committed to her job, has complete loyalty to her Company, and her honesty and integrity is beyond reproach. I would have no hesitation in recommending Mary Patterson to anyone wishing to purchase real estate in the area.
Marilyn Holmes
This is a short note to you on behalf of my husband and myself to express our thanks to Mary Patterson who recently enabled us to sell our home prior to auction. Mary's professional approach, reliability, punctuality and honesty outshone all other agents we had dealt with in the past fourteen months during our time on the market. After listening to my husband explain how we had unsuccessfully endeavoured to market our home Mary declined our offer to multi-list our property stating that she felt it would not be in our best interests to do so. When talking to us about the Auction plan and exclusive listing she was not pushy but just laid out all the reasons why it would work and left us to think about it. We then decided to proceed with this form of marketing. Mary succeeded in selling our home before Auction gaining us $15000 more than our reserve price with a large deposit which enables us to complete the building of our new home. We are very pleased with the way things turned out for us, please pass on our thanks to Mary.
Geoff & Dale Taylor
Mary Patterson was the Real Estate Salesperson through whom we purchased a property at 72 Kitchener Rd Milford, in November. Mary was at all times totally professional in her approach in representing the vendor, and given that my wife is a Real Estate Salesperson in the same office and whose interest was declared as required by law, Mary treated us with courtesy, respect and patience as we negotiated the purchase of the property. I would be pleased to recommend Mary to any purchaser or seller of residential property as someone who would represent her client's interests with integrity and tenacity.
Patrick Flynn
I would like to tell you how much I appreciated Mary Patterson's assistance when purchasing my new home in Milford. I found Mary to be totally reliable, sensitive and caring to my situation, keeping me informed at all times. A particularly stressful time made tolerable by one of your staff, Mary has my profound thanks!
Mary Bonham
I want to write you a personal letter of thanks for the excellent service Mary has given. Mary has special qualities of friendliness, honesty and sincerity that has made her very easy to work with. I was so pleased with her work that it was a pleasure to draw her attention to other buyers and sellers. Mary has worked hard. I am aware of the pressures, as I grew up in a real estate family (my father worked in the business for 30 years).
John Groom
I dealt with quite a few agents while looking for a house. Mary Patterson was one of the best. Although a quiet person, she was well able to display a high level of professionalism. She knew her market, she was very client orientated and dedicated to achieving a result. Your company is lucky to have her on board.
M W Craig
It is with grateful heart I am writing to thank you for your conscientious efforts in bringing about the successful sale of my property recently. I am most grateful for the high professional standard and courtesy I received, making this time a very pleasant association. I would like to personally thank and congratulate Ricky Leung, Peter Oliver for his harmonious negotiating, Mary Patterson for her untiring efforts, and as well for Judy Parish, who acting upon her initiative obtained the listing which as a result brought about the sale. For this I am truly thankful.
Colleen Woolley
During the past 8 or 9 weeks Mary Patterson has been trying hard to sell my house for me under a General Listing. Unluckily she was unable to do so but during that time she has been more than helpful, always courteous and very business-like in all our dealings. It was entirely due to her persuasion that I listed with your company in the first place and I do want to place on record my very great pleasure in dealing with her. She is a great ambassadress for your firm. I do hope you commend her.
L M Hutcheson
My name is Sally Bay. I listed my mother's property at 23 Salem Place, Torbay with Harcourts Real Estate Agent, Mary Patterson. Mary sold my mother's property at Auction in April 2014. I was extremely pleased with the services of Mary. She was totally professional in all of her dealings with me. Selling a property, especially one that has been a family home, is stressful. Mary's calm, supportive manner eased the stress of the situation. She took the time and effort to talk me through each stage of the marketing and auction procedure. I am grateful that Mary handled the sale of my mother's home. Her calm supportive manner and total professionalism was very much appreciated. Sally Bay
Sally Bay
I'm writing on behalf of Loro Shandler and myself, Colleen Ashworth, to sincerely thank the team at Harcourts for a smooth and stress free sale and purchase over the past few weeks. We are absolutely indebted to our amazing agent Mary Patterson for her wisdom and knowledge, and her wonderfully calm presence right throughout our journey selling and buying. Her patience, honesty and unfailing attention to us over this time was so very much appreciated, and certainly reinforced the reason we chose her to market our lovely home, and go with us to auction for our beautiful new dwelling in Albany. She is indeed a special person. Sincere thanks to Stephen Johnson, wonder auctioneer, who kept us on track and informed through the auction process when we were extremely nervous. His great relaxed attitude and sense of humour was much appreciated. Thank you again everyone, we've come through this without losing sleep or our marbles!!! Colleen & Loro
Colleen Ashworth
Hello Mary I am taking a few minutes to reflect on our recent experience of auctioning our property through Harcourts Real Estate but more precisely with you as our Real Estate Agent. Our journey began when you made contact with us many months ago offering your services. Roy spoke with you and advised we were thinking of selling but we were not ready. You asked if you could keep in touch and he agreed. You rang once or twice to ask how things were going but did not pressure us, and we appreciated how courteous you were. When the time came in November to put the house on the market we were courted by a few other Agents but already felt a connection with you so we did not hesitate to recruit your services. You kept us informed throughout the whole process, from the time we signed the contract, the marketing the Open House weekends, and finally the Auction. You took the time to set up an agenda with the important dates to come and fed back comments made by viewers after each open home (all 6 of them). You gave us advice on how to better market our property and minimized the impact of having a house open for viewing with 3 dogs living here. We listened to your comments and acted upon potential improvements. Your gentle yet professional approach was the key in minimizing the stress that comes with selling a house close to Christmas. By now you may have gathered that we would highly recommend your services to anyone looking at selling their property, so please do not hesitate to use this letter to show people how satisfied your customers are. Lise & Roy Davis
Lise & Roy Davis
We found Mary was a pleasure to deal with when selling our house in Forrest Hill. As you would expect from such an experienced salesperson, Mary gave us sound advice about how to present and market our property and guided us expertly through the auction process. We found Mary to be an honest and hardworking person and a real team player, working closely with several other salespeople who had interested purchasers. There were over 50 groups of people who viewed our house in just over one week. The auction resulted in a sale above and beyond our expectations, and a record price for our street. We are very happy with the outcome and would not hesitate to recommend Mary to our family and friends. Shayne & Cathy Doyle
Shayne & Cathy Doyle
We recently appointed Mary Patterson to market and sell our property. Over the years we have bought and sold a few homes, and it's not an exaggeration to say that Mary delivered the best end-to-end support we have ever received from any real estate salesperson. Mary also negotiated a great sale, very quickly, after our property failed to sell at auction. Mary was recommended to us, and in turn we are delighted to recommend her to you. Despite the hype of the current busy market, we knew our property was going to require careful positioning to achieve a good price. On a very busy main street, with huge potential but hard work required, we knew our pool of buyers was smaller than for other properties. We also realised that despite good photography and a reasonable marketing budget, we would need an agent who would energetically "sell" the property at our target price, not just wait for the market to deliver a buyer. Mary's never flagging energy and attention to detail was obvious throughout the entire process. She made great and cost effective recommendations around staging and marketing. She was keen to understand the things we loved about our home and neighbourhood, so she could share these with buyers. She rang us every single day to let us know what was going on. We met weekly to receive detailed feedback from buyers (even if we didn't enjoy all the feedback itself). Mary was always realistic, and always positive. We were well prepared by auction day, understood the 'market's view' of price and understood the next steps in the campaign if we didn't get our price on the day. As it happened, we had some serious bidders, however the bids didn't reach our reserve, nor did we reach it in follow-up negotiations. Mary gave good counsel, but listened to our wish not to 'give away' our property. While there were also conditional buyers in the wings, we didn't like the prices they were suggesting either, particularly as we had already secured another home. This is where Mary proved her value. By mid-evening Mary had re-contacted everyone who had visited open homes or made email/phone enquiries. She created such a sense of urgency and competition, that before midnight (7 hours post auction) Mary had secured an unconditional sale at a very pleasing price. We think we have found our forever home, but if we happen to be wrong, Mary will definitely be our first choice in the future. Peter & Karen
Karen Scheirlinck
We would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Mary to manage the sale of your property. Our dealings with her have, at all times, been a well-balanced combination of courtesy, thoughtfulness, timeliness, common-sense and importantly professionalism. Robert Roydhouse
Rob Roydhouse
Dear Mary You got the nod to sell the Browns Bay property after three other real estate companies servicing the area had pitched for the job. Selecting someone you don't know and trusting them to do a good job selling a property that could be worth close to a million dollars is risky but fortunately for both of us your track record was strong and you came highly recommended from a friend who sets high standards. Thank you for living up to your reputation for great service levels and results. It's people like you that help re-balance the public perception of your profession. I would be delighted to recommend you to intending vendors. Best wishes Ken Rouse
Ken Rouse
We have just sold our property in Milford in a little over a week of it going on the market thanks to a brilliant campaign by Mary Patterson. When we initially received an appraisal from Mary, she clearly informed us on all matters we wanted to know about - marketing, the auction process, sales in the area - and also was the only one at this early stage to give some simple tips on how to further improve presentation. It was clear that Mary's motivation was to help us in the absolute best way she could and to make the entire sale process as rewarding as possible. Mary's marketing strategies quickly received great results, with multiple groups coming through the property within the first week, including just one weekend of open homes, resulting in a fabulous pre-auction offer being received. Tirelessly, Mary then personally contacted all parties who had viewed the house to advise the auction had been brought forward, and the outcome (and total experience for that matter)was one we are incredibly happy with. In a nutshell, Mary is very easy to discuss all matters with, listens, gives advice, and ultimately wants the sale of your house to be as successful - if not more so - than you hope it will be. Bob and Naomi Laterveer
Bob & Naomi Laterveer
We would like to say again a big thank you for your work in getting our house sold. History certainly does repeat itself, as you organised the sale of our first home some 15 years ago! As then, you have been diligent and efficient through the whole process, and it was noticeable that you took as miuch care of the buyers as you did us as vendors--which is a great attribute to be so open, honest and thorough. Well done and it has been our privilege to have your services and expertise to sell our home. We wish you very blessing for the future. Mike & Penny Embleton
Mike & Penny Embleton
We were very impressed with the professional way in which the recent marketing campaign for the sale of our home was managed. Your commitment and hard work paid off and we were delighted with the excellent results at the end of the 3 week campaign--and of course delighted with the price achieved! The selling of a property can be a very daunting experience but you outlined the process for us, the marketing brochures/signage appeared (and were fabulous!) and the campaign had begun. Every stage happened as you said it would and it was helpful to be appraised of progress at each step. Your professional manner and sound, extensive knowledge of the area was a huge advantage. We liked that you maintained constant contact with us, keeping us in the loop. We wholeheartedly recommend you to others and would definitely work with you again in the future. Should you have any prospective clients who would like to speak with us directly we would be happy to oblige. Carmel & Michael Nickless - M: 027 487 3374 (Carmel) M: 027 217 3806 (Michael)
Carmel Nickless
We recently listed and sold our home with Tony and Mary from Harcourts Sunnynook. Our listing was unique, and required a great deal of skill, finesse, and a deep understanding of the market. Tony and Mary did a fantastic job. They were dedicated, professional, thorough, and added numerous personal touches to the process that reassured two very nervous sellers. Not only did they excel in keeping calm and on track, they got us a great result; certainly it was more than we expected! We would warmly recommend Tony and Mary to anyone looking to sell their home. We’ll certainly be calling on them when we are next looking to buy a property.
Michael Baldwin
We would like to thank you very much for your dedication to the sale of our unit at 3/22 Brook Street, Mlford at the end of November last year. Given that the market had started to slow, this was a slightly more challenging time to sell and investment property. Right from the beginning of the sales process you made us feel comfortable and kept us informed at every step of the way in a very honest manner. In addition we very much appreciated the extra effort you put in to lhelp source an alternative home staging company when your first choice recommendation was unavailable within the tight timeframe we required. We were very pleased with the effect the staging had on the property. Walking in to the property just prior to the auction, we gasped at the high number of attendees filing through the door, which was certainly helped by your persistent follow-up of potential bdders. In summary, we were very impressed with the way that you and the Harcourts team worked together to achieve a good result for us, despite the slower market. We would be very happy to call on you again in the future should we need to.
Sandra Murray & Chris Newey
Mary has helped my family buy and sell real estate over several years and I wish to share with you how Mary went the extra mile for us. In 2004 Mary helped our family sell the family home through an auction. Mary supported us and worked tirelessly to ensure the house sold. Over the last year we have looked for a home that we could buy to share with my mother. It has been a very difficult and disappointing year as we watched house prices rise and struggled to find a house that suited us. Mary kept in touch with us very month to let us know what homes were coming on the market. One day she rang me very excited because she was sure she had found the home for us. Mary took us to see the house and we immediately loved it but didn't feel we could afford it. Mary organised for us to meet with a mortgage broker, attend an information evening on how to buy a house at auction (these evenings are very helpful, they are free of charge and I would recommend attending), and coached us through the whole process. As a result we have purchased a wonderful home that meets all our needs.
Elizabeth & Paul Brookbanks
We listed our property with Harcourts because we knew Mary Patterson. Mary sold us our house at 24 Margaret Place, Milford 15 years ago and back then we were very impressed with her. When we met with Mary we discussed a marketing plan that would suit this house along with suggestions on what we could do to improve the appearance of our property for sale. Mary suggested we stage our home which we did and feel that the presentation helped to sell our property. Our house sold at auction last Sunday and we achieved the price we wanted--it was our reserve price. We were targeting the Asian market and Mary brought another salesperson, Laura, to all of our open homes and auction to help communicate with prospective buyers. I can't fault these two ladies and they are truly an asset to Harcourts. Mary showed her experience throughout the campaign, advising and guiding us along the way, and used her initiative to work with Laura, who was fluent with speaking Mandarin when talking with Chinese buyers. Mary kept us up to date throughout the campaign on how many people came through and their comments. We would certainly recommend Mary and Harcourts to our friends and families as we feel that the experience of selling our house with Mary was as stress free as possible. Jenny & Craig Smith 09 4106354 or 0278043626
Jenny & Craig Smith
I can't thank you enough for all your help and support in the selling of our home. Your optimism and expertise were invaluable when times were so uncertain and scary for us! I would not hesitate in recommending you and Harcourts at every opportunity. Take care and Happy Selling!
Andrea Flexen
We are an older couple who, after more than forty years residence in our home, decided it was time to move to a care facility. We knew that this would be a stressful operation. Fortunately, we had Mary Patterson to conduct the sale of our property. Through the weeks of open home sessions up to the auction, Mary, with her calm presence and property knowledge, was an enormous comfort to us. The result was very satisfactory. We have no hesitation in fecommending Mary to anyone selling a property. Pat & Allen Rawson Ph: 09 489 8795
Pat & Allen Rawson
We would like to acknowledge and thank Mary Patterson who has been a tremendous help in assisting with the purchase of our new house. After an outstanding result in selling our previous home, Mary provided us with invaluable support and information during our search for a new house. One of the huge benefits of house hunting with Mary's assistance was that she genuinely wanted us to find the right property for our needs. There was no pressure, instead extremely useful information, data, advice, support...and patience. Furthermore, Mary really was just a phone call away at all times. She also always followed up on any questions or matters extremely promptly--very nice to be able to count on someone to get back to you when they say they will! In short, with both selling and buying, Mary was key in helping us achieve the outcomes we had hoped for, and a wonderful person to have had by our side during the process. Naomi and Bob Laterveer M: 027 277 5820
Naomi & Bob Laterveer
Mary Patterson was recommended to us by my parents as she has previously sold two of their homes and helped with the purchase of one. As this was the sale of our first home we were new to the process. Mary offered us honest advice in preparing our home for sale and kept us updated throughout the marketing campaign. We were very impressed with the number of buyers that were at the auction. Mary was open to other Harcourts agents showing their buyers through our property and was focused on getting the best sale price. After going through the buying process we have learned this is not the case for all agents! Mary has also helped us with the purchase of our new home which we are very pleased with. Mary showed us a number of properties and helped us at the auctions. Despite losing out at a couple of auctions and rejecting a lot of homes Mary never gave up on us and we have now purchased a home we would not have found without Mary's help. Mary is a professional, honest and experienced agent. We absolutely recommend her both in selling and purchasing property.
Kirsten Smith
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