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Hi Maree, Here is my Grandmas reference: “Maree has empathy, compassion and keeps all her promises. She has an excellent eye for interior design and will place furniture to its best advantage. She even brings extra touches such as cushions and flowers. Her bubbly personality, frequent phone calls and visits made selling an adventure. I would say have Maree as your agent. SHE’S THE BEST.” Thank you Anne” 109 Braemar Rd, Castor Bay
Blake
“We have been very impressed with Maree who recently handled the marketing and sale of our property which has been the family home for over 60 years. We really appreciated her enthusiasm and commitment the whole way through the process and her occasional tips which were very helpful. Thank-you Maree for all your efforts on our behalf and making the sale process as stress free as possible. We were really pleased with the ultimate outcome of the sale – a fantastic result achieved. Thank you”.
Cheryl & Mark Alcorn
“We cant thank you enough Maree for the care and consideration you provided for Mum. Your knowledge and advice were invaluable and the result you achieved for us after 5 days on the market was simply wonderful. You are a genuine honest person who always had Mums best interests at heart which we are truly grateful for. I would recommend you in a heart beat.”
Jennee Corner
“Maree showed great enthusiasm and energy when marketing my property. She is a very good communicator and works hard to achieve results for her clients. Her commitment and professionalism are without fault. Maree went out of her way to assist with the purchase of a new home after selling the old one which appreciated very much. I do not hesitate to recommend Maree and wish her all the best for her future.”
Annette Ashton
“Maree succeeded in selling our property to our satisfaction in challenging circumstances and tight time constraints. She kept us informed of progress and was efficient and professional throughout the process. We would have no hesitation in recommending her services.”
Madeleine and Anthony
“Maree Gray, you truly are an amazing woman. You went the extra mile to help me sell my home, organized everything & everyone day and night, and with your “magic touch”, you turned my home into such an amazing home in such a short time and as a result, I got a great price! Your effort and dedication went far beyond expectation and something money cant buy. Your warm & down to earth approach made me feel so comfortable leaving my home in your hands. Thank you for always being there for me and taking the stress away. Words are just not enough to show how grateful I am. Your professionalism and support are something that I cant get from any other real estate agents. From the bottom of my heart I thank you for helping me making my new business become a reality. I will certainly recommend Maree Gray to all of my friends. I wish you all the very best in your real estate career.”
Lita Alexcia
“Maree did a fantastic job with marketing our property and we are absolutely elated with the price she achieved for us on auction day. We got our dream price plus more and this was simply down to the effort and hard work which Maree put in. She was positive at all times, enthusiastic and honest with us from the start to finish which was very reassuring. We would definitely recommend her services.”
Stephen Rodgers & Katrina Ripley
Maree Gray you did a brilliant job. Trying to renovate and sell a house when you live in another country could have been a nightmare but your willingness to help, your instinctive knowledge of what needed to be done and your amazing organisational skills made it so much easier. Who else could arrange that many tradespeople to come at short notice and in the week before Christmas! We’ve bought and sold about a dozen properties over the years and you are by far the best real estate agent we have come across. Your hands on, down to earth approach and your natural people skills are a credit to you. Thank you for everything.
Donna Everard | January 2015
Maree you are a legend! We have had a lot of real estate agents over the years and too few know how to work for the vendor. They get confused and think they are working for the purchasers! Not you, you went that extra mile whenever you could! Thank you for everything and congrats on selling another property!
Paul Everard | Jan 2015
There’s just that spark with Maree, from the moment we entered what was to become our new home until long after we had settled in she provided constant feedback, meticulously taking care of every detail and making it almost a bit too easy to buy our house. She is very professional and yet absolutely down-to-earth and went the extra mile in every respect. Thanks Maree,
Craig & Jolandie Erasmus | Dec 2014
“Maree took care of all the stress when we purchased our new family home. She was an absolute pleasure to deal with and we very much appreciated her professional approach as well as her enthusiasm and energy in helping us achieve our new home. We particularly liked the fact that she was straight up and honest which was very refreshing. I will certainly be recommending her to our friends and wish her all the very best for the future.”
S Chapman & K Oakley | Oct 2014
“Just wanted to say thanks Maree for negotiating the sale of our new home. We are absolutely thrilled with the outcome and thanks to you and your wisdom we won it through a multi-offer situation. Your communication, professionalism and support throughout the process was at the highest level. We cannot thank you enough for your guidance which resulted in the success of owning our new family home. We wish you well and would have no hesitation in recommending you.”
L Doyle
“Maree’s dedication to her clients is unparalled and her patient and tenacious approach to negotiating means that even the most difficult of transactions flow seamlessly and end with a great result.”
Annette & Barry Thompson
Maree has endless energy, enthusiasm and a glass half full attitude. She knows the market and she knows people. Her support and drive helped us to achieve our goal. She is down to earth, easy to get on with, and will speak openly and honestly with you. If the going gets tough, Maree just works harder to achieve the outcome her clients are aiming for. I would recommend her to anyone who is considering selling.
Brendan and Pam Fitzpatrick, 75 Nile Rd, Milford
“We have just had the pleasure of having our property marketed and sold by Marie and Chico. The “A” team had the WOW factor in everything they did, professional ,high degree of market knowledge and great communicators when it came to providing up dates for us. Their contribution and management of the marketing and sale of our property was clearly one of the major reasons why the property sold for the price that it did. We would have no hesitation in using them again for and future property sales or purchases and would highly recommend them to any property owner who is considering selling.”
Ross Eathorne and Jill Newth
Just a quick note to thank you and Chico for the time you both put in to marketing and selling our house in Trevone place and in helping greatly with buying our new purchase in Quebec Road. It must be challenging for you both at times trying to manage customer expectations with a tricky market and still achieve a satisfactory result. Having the two of you was beneficial as we got many options to achieve , plan and execute our ideas – there was never just one way to do things! Both of you know the Market and have the experience with many different types of houses on the North shore. Finally, Maree we would like to take the time to thank you personally for your extraordinary after sales service – long after the money (and commission!)has been paid , you were still there to help us. Debra and I really appreciated it. Debra and I would strongly recommend Team Maree and Chico from Harcourts to anyone selling or buying now or in the future.
Russell & Debra Nelson
“We are so thrilled with the result we achieved on auction day! Maree and Mette were awesome throughout the whole campaign, keeping us informed the whole way, removing as much stress as possible and were always so enthusiastic, positive and REAL. They were also instrumental in helping us with the presentation of the home prior to open homes. We would happily use them again.”
Linda & Mark Whitehouse
“I am so glad I chose Maree Gray to sell our home. Being a Real Estate Agent myself I could have chosen any number of Agents that I worked with however I chose to work with Maree due to her professional and friendly manner, her work ethic and the results she always achieves for her clients. Maree is honest, enthusiastic and is driven to achieve the very best outcome for her clients. I was thrilled with the result she achieved for us and would highly recommend her services.”
Mette Larsen
“Maree knocked on our door one day to introduce herself and let us know that she was selling houses in the area. Whilst it was clear that her intention was to one day sell our house, the professional way in which she built a relationship with us made it a ‘no brainer’ to engage her as our agent. This I believe, is her point of difference. She has such strong people skills that you feel confident that she will be able to achieve the best outcome through bringing buyers and vendors together. When it came time to sell our home, Maree managed to do just that without it even going on the market, and all within a 5 day period. We were blown away. We would not hesitate to recommend Maree again to anyone who is interested in buying or selling.“
Kim & Chas Ort
“We cant thank you enough Maree for the care and consideration you provided for Mum. Your knowledge and advice were invaluable and the result you achieved for us after 5 days on the market was simply wonderful. You are a genuine honest person who always had Mums best interests at heart which we were truly grateful for. I would recommend you in a heart beat!”
J Corner
“We have just had the pleasure of having our property marketed and sold by Marie and Chico. The “A” team had the WOW factor in everything they did, professional ,high degree of market knowledge and great communicators when it came to providing up dates for us. Their contribution and management of the marketing and sale of our property was clearly one of the major reasons why the property sold for the price that it did. We would have no hesitation in using them again for any future property sales or purchases and would highly recommend them to any property owner who is considering selling.”
Ross Eathorne and Jill Newth
“We have been super impressed with Maree who recently handled the marketing and sale of our property which has been the family home for over 60 years. We really appreciated her enthusiasm and commitment the whole way through the process and her tips which were extremely helpful. Thank you Maree for all your efforts on our behalf and for making the sale process as stress free as possible. We were thrilled with the ultimate outcome and would have no hesitation in recommending Maree whatsoever.”
M & C Alcorn
“We found Maree to be such a lovely enthusiastic person. She made us feel so relaxed and confident in her company. We would recommend her to anyone wanting to sell their home. She made us smile every time she came to our home and always gave us compliments about our home and garden. Thank you so much Maree.”
Jenelle and Keith Ingram
“Maree was awesome from the beginning to the end. Her advice and help in presenting my home was such a huge help. Her ability to get people engaged in the property was great and then the end result was outstanding and well above my expectations. I Have no hesitation in recommending Maree.” Marin Purcell ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ “We found Maree to be such a lovely enthusiastic person. She made us feel so relaxed and confident in her company. We would recommend her to anyone wanting to sell their home. She made us smile every time she came to our home and always gave us compliments about our home and garden. Thank you so much Maree.” Jenelle and Keith Ingram ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ “Kate says “Maree was professional, very friendly, extremely helpful and always went the extra mile. Thanks a million Maree” Martin says “When I met Maree I was impressed by her personable nature. But when she suggested we paint the inside of the house, change the lightshades, remove all our furniture and hire ‘staged’ furniture I thought this is ridiculous! What a waste of our hard-earned money. However, on returning from a trip away and opening the front door and seeing the transformation!! A new house. Totally different. It looked so improved I didn’t want to sell. It proved to be the right decision as all our friends and visitors were very complimentary. Maree worked incredibly hard to market and sell our house, and she was genuinely emotional when we were able to sell at a price we were happy with. She kept us in a positive mind throughout and informed us of progress through the whole process”
Kate Ellis & Martin Saggers
“Thank you Maree for your help, encouragement, patience, positivity and dedication to detail. It was not an easy decision for me to make in selling my house after 30 years. Thank you for your support and understanding and for such good communication and support during the selling process. I would not hesitate in recommending Maree to market their property.”
Mary Griffiths
“Maree, always smiling and positive, took on the challenge of helping me move forward after owning my house for 24 years and needing to downsize and drastically de-clutter. She was there at the end of the phone, or in person throughout the process, advising, referring tradespeople to me, motivating me, and generous to a fault. Her assistant, Hiria was also part of the process and together they helped me in my journey toward achieving my goal. I would highly recommend them!”
Carol
“Maree has been fantastic. I would engage her again any time! She has been wonderfully sensitive to the fact that it was a deceased estate, and the emotions associated with it. Recommended by a friend who promised she was down to earth, will not sugar coat what to expect, or oversell. Maree communicated extremely well at all times, got things done, always within promised time frames. It’s a shame it wasn’t Maree’s buyer who ended up buying Stanley Avenue. She so deserved the full commission. I would highly recommend Maree to anyone!!”
Rene Martinussen (Trustee of the Estate)
“ If you need an agent who will go the extra mile for you, who listens first then provides practical advice towards preparing your house for sale, who has tradespeople at her fingertips and supports you all the way, then Maree Gray and her assistant Hiria Kayes are the team for you. My house sold at auction, with multiple bidders. The price exceeded all expectations and throughout the process Maree was always enthusiastic and encouraging, kind and cheerful. Choosing the right agent is important. Maree will deliver on her promises, she has the experience, does the research and knows the market well. You will not be disappointed.”
Jan Wadsworth and her Family
“ Maree is a breath of fresh air! Always so positive, she made the whole marketing process of my property totally painless with an unbelievable result! She has a wonderful PA and they both have great people skills and are so personable and trustworthy that they felt like a member of the family. Maree has the X-factor and I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for the right Real Estate Agent to market their property!”
Marlene McConnochie
Here is a little note Michael and Tania sent me after the auction….. “Once again, we are soooo glad we chose you and Hiria to market 127 Moire Road. You are a terrific team! Thank you for all the work you put in to getting a lot of interest in this property. It certainly paid dividends.”
Michael & Tania Easdaile
“I really can’t express enough how wonderful and amazing Maree is. The level of service that Maree gave to me was unprecedented. All my stress vanished overnight. Maree is truly one of life’s Gems! I would and do, have no hesitation in recommending her. Thank you so much Maree for everything.”
Sharon
“Letting go of a whanau home is daunting and both my daughters and I always felt happy and trusted that you were doing the best for us all the way. Your professional and personal touches were so helpful, which I really appreciate. You were honest and clear about details all the way and helped us with every part of the journey; we appreciate your infectious humour and wonderful support throughout the entire process. The end result was amazing. Thank you so much for your support. Harcourts- Milford are lucky to have you on their team”
Noeline Wynyard
“Where do I start with how impressed we are with Maree’s service. From our chance meeting in the street to the sale of our property everything went smoothly and this is because Maree is so great at what she does. She is friendly, honest and approachable. We live in a different city so when we came to Auckland each weekend to work on the renovations she would quite often come and visit to see how we were and to see how things were going. Maree seemed more like a friend than an agent and she was very good with our kids. She went above and beyond when it came to marketing our property and we were amazed by the amount of work she put in trying to find buyers and get people interested in our property. There weren’t any requests that Maree wasn’t able to fulfil. Thank you for being amazing!”
James & Sarah Lux
“A massive thank you to you Maree for all your hard work in selling our house. Nothing was too much trouble and we so appreciate all your hard work and what went on “behind the scenes” in helping us to find the right buyer. We felt so supported and nothing seemed to be too much trouble, you went over and above your call of duty to help us and we are so grateful for the way you kept us informed and always had our interests at heart. Your friendly, caring and honest approach certainly made the whole process far less stressful! My deepest gratitude also to you and to the team at Harcourts for your support and the most generous donation and gifts to my charity work which is so appreciated and will go along way in saving the lives of our young people. You are an absolute joy to work with and we are going to miss our partnership and your visits but please do let’s stay in touch. You truly are the good guys and we would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending you to others and wish you continued success in your business, which is so deserved.”
Tina & Cliff Jones
“Thank you for your outstanding support, courtesy and consideration during the marketing and selling of my unit. You energy and enthusiasm is infectious. You hard work and expertise achieved a very pleasing result”
Pamela Shaw
“After meeting with several Real-Estate Agents, I instantly took a liking to Maree She was warm, friendly and offered great advice on getting the property ready for the market as well as providing local sales knowledge. She set herself apart from all the other real estate agents that I have dealt with in the past, as she went over and above the call of duty in helping me get the property on the market. She ended up being very involved with the whole project and helped with organising new carpet and lino, painters, plants for the garden, a new garage door, home staging plus loads more. I found Maree to be honest, enthusiastic and a great people person. Her professionalism and knowledge of the local market was fantastic as was her dedication to be available to any propspective buyer at the drop of a hat. We achieved a great result too which I was very happy with. I thoroughly enjoyed working alongside Maree and I would have no hesitation in recommending her to any potential sellers.”
William McLaggan
“It was an absolute pleasure to deal with Maree Gray and entrust her with selling my house which she did so professionally. I was very impressed with the speed and efficiency which Maree sold my home (which was only on for 10 days) after the house had originally been on the market for 10 months with 2 other agencies. She negotiated a fantastic sale price and went beyond my expectations in helping to present the home as well as the full marketing plan she had put in place. She communicated with me every step of the way and took all the stress away from a potentially stressful situation. I will certainly be recommending Maree to all my friends and family and wish her all the very best in her real estate career.”
Robert Danks | October 2013
Hi Maree Thank you again for your prompt supply of information and for the wonderful result you have achieved for us all. I personally really appreciate your having kept in contact with me as the distance thing has been a bit of an issue for myself and my siblings. You have handled a less than easy situation, having to deal with four very different individual vendors, you did this with both tact and finesse. I envisage your having a long and successful career in real estate and I would not hesitate to recommend you to future clients
Kind Regards Trisha Fitzwater, March 2013
“I would like to thank you Maree with all my heart for a truly fantastic job in selling our family home. You exceeded yourself in every way possible and fulfilled every promise that you made to us -especially the price you achieved for us at auction. You went way beyond the level of expectation within your industry, with your work ethic and honesty at a level to be admired by all. If anyone is thinking of selling their home, I couldn’t think of anyone else I would entrust with mine. This amazing lady will serve you proud – you won’t be disappointed!”
L & L Murphy
“Maree dealt with the marketing and sale of our property in a friendly yet very professional manner. Maree has enthusiasm and dedication to achieve the expected result, that of being a sale. Within 3 weeks of marketing the property, Maree had presented us with two pre auction offers. One of which we accepted. We were very impressed with Marees capabilities within the selling process and the speed at which she operates.”
Karen & Peter
“To whom it may concern, It has been my pleasure to have known Maree Gray for the past 13 years. Maree has an eye for style and detail and a head for business. She has developed and on sold two businesses in the time I have known her. Maree is an outstanding woman, energetic and driven. Vivacious is her personality and contagious is her enthusiasm. Maree has vision and is not afraid of hard work, never resting until she sees a job through. I know she will do her upmost for her clients, ensuring they get the best deal, whether they be buying or selling. Honesty and loyalty are two words I would associate with Maree. I would highly recommend her and know that she will go above and beyond the call of duty to get you the results you want.”
Melanie Kerr, TVNZ presenter – Good Morning Show & Marriage Celebrant
Maree was amazing from start to finish. We had previously tried to sell our property 1 year ago and Maree encouraged me to stage my property, and do a few minor jobs to present the home at its best. This was the best decision we did, the cost was minimal and resulted in an extra $100,000 from trying to sell 1 yr ago. Maree was so supportive, helpful and organised everything for me. She is a great communicator and I would have no hesitation in recommending her. She’s the best!
Lisa