To Whom it may concern,
We are writing to convey our thanks to Angela Maindonald who we recently engaged to market and sell our family home. In an environment where real estate headlines were shouting â€œ2nd worst month in decadeâ€ etc, it was with some trepidation that we took the plunge and committed to selling our property. Angela is professional, reliable and personable and being only our second ever house sale, we easily felt comfortable that we could trust Angelaâ€™s recommendations regarding the marketing of our property.
We were kept up to date during each phase of the process and the weekly reports were honest and comprehensive.
The net result was fantastic with a contract being secured prior to auction and after only three weeks on the market. The offer being around 4.5% above the QV is testament to how Angela worked hard to secure the best result she could for us.
We would recommend Angela to anyone wanting a fantastic experience when they next sell a property!
Russell and Anne-Maree Price.
REFERENCE ANGELA MAINDONALD
Residential sales, Bayleys Real Estate, New Plymouth
Recently, my wife and i sold our Rotorua house with the intention of moving back to new Plymouth to live. We wanted to purchase a property in New Plymouth and with this in mind, contacted Robert Angus of Bayleys Realty who, because he was about to go overseas on holiday referred us to Angela Maindonald. We were very glad that he did so.
We provided a brief to Bayleys as well as a number of other New Plymouth Realty firms, setting out the type of house we were looking for. Despite this, over the course of several days, we were shown several houses by other agents that fell well outside our brief to the point that we were beginning to despair of finding something suitable.
Angela however, was able to sense exactly what we required and emailed us to suggest that we inspect a property we had driven past and crossed off our list, as from the road it did not appear to fit what we wanted. She showed us through this house and we subsequently purchased it.
In all of our dealings with Angela, she kept us informed in a prompt and timely manner, explained the purchase process thoroughly and the obligations she had as an agent. Throughout she has acted at all times in a thoroughly professional manner without being assertive. We would commend her to anyone seeking to purchase a property.
Derek Quickfall QSM, FCA Rtd.
I've recently sold my house where Angela was the sales agent responsible.
I found Angela to be an excellent communicator during the entire sales progress. I received comprehensive and clear weekly reports via email plus telephone follow-ups. At each stage of the sales process she made clear all options that were available to me and informed me of the pros and cons of each option. It was very obvious that Angela was on my side during the entire sales process and was working diligently to achieve the best possible outcome for me, he seller. After sales follow-up from Angela has been excellent and she made me feel
confident that all the boxes had been ticked. I found Angela to be more than satisfactory as a sales agent and she'd be my first port of call if I wanted to sell another property.â€
27 January 2010
I would like to write a letter of thanks to Ang for selling my Unit in Strandon recently. I have known Angela for years now. I decided in September 2009 that I wanted to sell my place. I had been receiving advertising from Ang in the post to promote her new position in real estate, because of this and with Ang been a friend of mine I decided to give her a call to market my place. I am so pleased I did because I found Ang to be very professional and reliable. I would happily use Ang in the future as my real estate agent again, also to pass on to other people her recommendations to sell any other of my friends or families properties. Ang was always punctual and when she said she would do something eg....advise me of the results of open homes she would do so honestly and without any pressure for my thoughts. Ang has a very cool calm and collected manner which I feel is why she is doing so well in her real estate job. Ang shows she loves her job, she loves meeting new people and goes out of her way make people happy with suggestions she has. Thank you Ang for all your hard work you did to sell my place, I really appreciated you commitment and care. I wish you all the very best....I know you will do well in your real estate role.
Referral for Angela Maindonald 13th February 2011
We are two Brits who recently arrived in New Plymouth and are new to the New Zealand ways of buying and selling property. After viewing properties with other real estate agents, some of whom were very offhand once they realised that we were not interested in their property, we found Angela to be a â€œbreath of fresh airâ€.
Angela is very open, friendly and approachable and answered our barrage of questions explaining anything that was new to us with patience, clarity and in an easy to understand manner.
If Angela committed to doing anything on our behalf it was done swiftly, efficiently and with a fully professional approach.
She has helped us to find just what we were looking for.
David & Jackie Cockeram
06 751 3529
It is with great pleasure that I provide this testimonial to Bayleys Real Estate New Plymouth.
At all times Angela Maindonald and Neale Parkinson acted professionally and accorded me the sensitivity appreciated during the estate sale. They were ethical and conscientious in their approach to their work, prioritising to meet our needs in a down to earth engagement. They gave excellent advice, were well informed of the property market in our area and provided facts to support their recommendations.
I cannot speak more highly of these people who were an absolute pleasure to deal with. Our properties sold within 3 weeks and the result for me speaks for itself.
I dealt with Angela when purchasing my first house. Because of my inexperience in buying and selling houses, I found Angela very accepting and accommodating to all my questions and at no stage did I feel under any pressure.
Angela didn't have any problems going back to the vendor to provide evidence of the market value, sales etc, which ultimately made the vendor realise it was a realistic offer and accepted it.
Angela knows her stuff and was very professional in her approach. I would deal with Angela again.
We had the pleasure of discovering Angela Maindonald, Realtor for Bayleys at an open home of a lovely little town house, which she so professionally sold to us. We were so impressed by her professionalism that we continued to work with Angela to list our current house for sale. We decided to Auction based on the current market, however, Angela was able to sell our house several weeks before going to auction. We would highly recommend Angela to anyone if they were looking for a professional efficient Realtor to assist in buying or selling their home
We engaged Angela to sell our New Plymouth property in October of this year. Being based overseas, it was a little concerning not being able to make sure the property was in its best state for sale, and also being removed from the sales process. However we neednâ€™t have worried at all. Right from the outset Angela has gone above and beyond what could reasonably be expected of her. On our behalf she arranged for some building repair quotes, arranged gardening services, and also coordinated having the property â€˜stagedâ€™ during the marketing period. She has kept us fully informed via emails, phone calls, and formal weekly reports. And most importantly she generated very strong interest in the property right from the outset, and got us to a point where we had 2 good unconditional offers on the table within 3 weeks, one of which was right on the asking price! It was a great result for us, and we would have no hesitation in using Angela again and recommending her to others.
Having attempted to sell our section with two other real estate companies and agents who were extremely indifferent Angela Maindonald took over the marketing of it. She was very professional in both her perseverence, her attention to detail and communication - vital as we are overseas. We have been very impressed with her performance and attitude and will certainly use her in any future property sales. After several bad experiences with indifferent real estate agents and companies in New Plymouth she was a breath of fresh air.
Anny & Jerry Luty
Angela Maindonald's not only helped me quickly sell my New Plymouth rental property for the best price, she kept me up-to-date with current local real estate trends and data . As a rental property owner living abroad, I was delighted to receive Angela's market updates and real estate statistics. I chose and trusted Angela to help me sell my property due to her fantastic communication skills, extensive use of marketing tools, hardworking nature and positive up-front style. She ensured I not only knew about the latest Taranaki real estate news, but that I effectively presented my property, used the best selling techniques and accurately priced it to find the best buyer. She greeted every task in the selling process with an energetic and professional smile. I look forward to working with Angela again to both purchase and sell more properties and would not hesitate to recommend her.
"Working with Angela to sell my home was a very stress free and rewarding experince all round. At
all times through the sale process it was a completely professional approach in every aspect. I have
no hesitation in recommending Angela and Baileys Real Estate to all"
We had been looking to sell a parcel of land for quite some time. When we met with Angela whilst looking at another property she struck us as someone passionate about what they do, to have a cheerful character and to know what was happening within the market place.
Since taking on our property Angela has kept us regularly updated, has marketed the land successfully bring people to view and ultimately finding us a purchaser – all of this whilst very effectively managing our expectations.
We will not hesitate to use her services again………..she really is an Angel a!
Angela was completely professional and diligent. From our first meeting it was obvious that she would be working with our best interests in mind.
We were provided with a comprehensive plan highlighting key actions and dates with each one being achieved or delivered as per the agreed timeline. There was no guessing or waiting, everything happened as per the plan. That was our expectation but what we did not expect was the friendly, positive can do attitude. The difference with Angela is that she is genuine and she cares.
Gus and Jane Crawford
A brilliant real estate agent is how we would describe Angela. We had met Angela at various open homes we had visited so when it came to selling our own home she was a natural choice as we had seen how she reacted to potential buyers but it was her honest, warm approach that appealed to us. Selling is always stressful, but Angela’s passion, energy and love of her job made everything so much easier. Her marketing was brilliant as was her appraisal of our home. She kept us informed every step of the way and managed to finalise a sale in less than a month. Angela makes you feel like you are her only client and her integrity is without question. All we can say is thank you.
Angela Maindonald is a consummate professional and we have been extremely happy with our experience of working with her, twice now. Angela offered us very sound advice when it came to the sale of our section earlier in the year, so after moving overseas, we didn’t hesitate to call on her again to manage the marketing of our family home. What could have been an extremely difficult and stressful experience for us, has in fact been completely straightforward. Angela has managed everything on our behalf.
On both occasions, Angela has impressed us with her professional but friendly approach and her commitment to seeing all parties satisfied. This is achieved through her excellent attention to detail and strong communication skills. Angela kept us fully up to date with phone calls and regular emails and very comprehensive reports. We were particularly impressed with her negotiating skills: she is respectful but firm and we felt that she had achieved on both occasions the very best possible result for us.
Angela is very accommodating and worked around our busy family life with three small children. She is a pleasure to work with and we are just thankful that we were lucky enough to find her. We would whole-heartedly recommend her to anyone looking for an agent with complete integrity.
Caroline and Alisdair Den-McKay – Calgary, Canada.
I sold my apartment in 2015 with Ange. What struck me most was her warmth, enthusiasm and professionalism. She made an unfamiliar process extremely easy to understand and even enjoyable. I value her integrity in doing the best for both her vendor and purchaser, and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking to purchase or sell in Taranaki. Thanks so much.
We commissioned Angela Maindonald to sell our house at 80 Barrett Street, Westown, New Plymouth in June 2015. Even though we know Angela personally we found her completely professional in her dealings with us. She kept us well informed and attentive through all stages of the sale from marketing, reporting after open homes, potential client visits and provided weekly reports. We felt that she was working on our behalf and best interests throughout the sale to obtain the best possible market price and worked cooperatively with us in the final negotiation. We would be happy to use Angela’s services again should the occasion arise and are happy to recommend her to others.
As I was going to be absent from the city throughout the sale process, I asked Robert to refer me to an excellent real estate agent, which he did. I’m convinced you are! Among the eight agents I sought appraisals from, I noticed you when you diplomatically got past my resistance regarding changes and fixes that would ‘add value’ I’m glad I listened, it was reflected in the sale price, which you pitched perfectly, you secured the Agency Agreement with me because you were willing to be flexible in the areas that mattered to me, particularly the shorter term.
Your advertising campaign and commission were the best. I enjoyed your professional, friendly communication style and the skill you consistently demonstrated. If, ever I need to sell another property in New Plymouth, I will definitely seek you out. Until then I’ll give you, Angela the best recommendation. – Chantel – July 2016
Angela helped us sell our house that we had lived in for over 15 years. Angela provided a professional and comprehensive service. We really appreciated how she kept us updated on progress as well as providing great advice on how to move the sale of our home forward. She was always available and nothing was too much trouble and she helped us achieve a good price in what proved to be a challenging market. I would highly recommend Angela to anyone looking to sell their home.
Sally & Graeme Judson
I recently had the pleasure of dealing with Angela Maindonald for both the sale and purchase of property and can truly say she is the most outstanding Real Estate agent I have ever met. Angela is absolutely great to deal with on every level due to her friendly approach, and honest down to earth manner. She is a true professional and excellent negotiator who knows how to handle difficult situations with the greatest patience, skill and care. Her attention to detail commitment in providing the best possible experience for both Purchasers and Vendors alike is second to none.
While selling or buying a home be an extremely stressful time, Angela makes the entire process all run smoothly. Her positivity and warmth are exactly what is needed in an agent, when things get tough, Angela digs deeper and doesn't give up. She doesn't just see a sale, she sees a dream come true for all involved.
I'm very grateful to Angela for all her sound advice and help, she really went over and above to assist me with purchasing my new property and facilitated a very speedy sale of my existing property as well.
There are many choices in Real Estate but if you want the best outcome then choose the best person for the job - Angela Maindonald at Robert Angus Real Estate, I can't recommend her highly enough.
Andrew - August 2017
"Angela helped me sell my house and made it a very easy and stress free process.
Angela maintained a positive outlook and great communication throughout and reassured me that we would get the required outcome in no time!
I highly recommend Angela to anyone looking to sell or purchase property."
p.s. Thank you for everything!
Recently my family and I were faced with selling our mother’s home.
This home had its own set of adversities and as such we engaged recommended agent Angela Maindonald from Robert Angus Real Estate to market the property.
Angela’s marketing overview was impressive given the complex situation that we faced and consequently always felt confident we were in the right hands. We thank her wholeheartedly for her professionalism, empathy and for making the journey so uncomplicated.
Testimonial Angela Maindonald - Robert Angus Real Estate
Angela approached us about selling our property as she noticed it hadn’t sold for quite some time.
We had been trying to sell for over 2 years and had two different real estate agencies in the process.
Angie was right when she said that the way they marketed the place did not do it justice and that
she could market it more accurately with a lot more enthusiasm and flair instead of dull and ho hum.
She came and had a look and immediately said “I can sell this” and from that moment I had no doubt
that she would. Next step was photos and the photographer captured the wonderful essence and
peace of the house and grounds in fact when we saw them we didn’t really want to part with place.
The response to the advertising was overwhelming as the open home was so busy totally blew us
away that so many people would be interested in our property! Every subsequent open home was
just as busy and the on-line viewing was staggering.
We are very grateful to Angela for her lovely bright and encouraging optimism and her
determination to sell our property. We not only got the price we were asking for we were fortunate
to have really nice people buy it people who really love it as much as we did. Robert Angus Real
Estate is very professional, working hard to get the desired outcome for every sale they market.
They were easy to communicate with always keeping us up to date with what was going on with
regular progress reports going above and beyond to help us out.
Thank you Angela and your Team at Robert Angus Real Estate.
James and Christine Goble