Testimonials

94 Rewa Rewa Lane, Orewa

I chose Alison Barakat of Borders to market my challenging place and this was a smart move ! Challenging because it was one of several similar places in the same area that were also listed. I looked for a good communicator and found this with Alison. She was always bright and positive, her persistence was […]

I chose Alison Barakat of Borders to market my challenging place and this was a smart move ! Challenging because it was one of several similar places in the same area that were also listed. I looked for a good communicator and found this with Alison. She was always bright and positive, her persistence was admirable and as already said she is a top communicator – without fail I received regular feedback. I highly recommend Borders Real Estate and specifically the personable Alison Barakat to be your agent. Excellent result for me and Alison made it happen.


Alison Collett

7 Kingtide Place, Red Beach

We have been delighted with your advice and service, and we’d be very happy to recommend potential clients, sellers and buyers, to you. You have been entirely honest, realistic, “straight up” and professional – which is what any client needs when making decisions.  Thank you again for acting in our best interests.

We have been delighted with your advice and service, and we’d be very happy to recommend potential clients, sellers and buyers, to you. You have been entirely honest, realistic, “straight up” and professional – which is what any client needs when making decisions.  Thank you again for acting in our best interests.


Brett & Caroline

9 Totara Views Drive, Red Beach

Thank you very much for the kind gift of wine and chocolates for Jo & I. Borders have made the process of buying a house a tremendous experience for us and I thank you for that also.

Thank you very much for the kind gift of wine and chocolates for Jo & I. Borders have made the process of buying a house a tremendous experience for us and I thank you for that also.


Reuban & Joanne

62 Duncansby Road, Stanmore Bay

Thanks very much Alison, it was a pleasure to work with you. We will definitely recommend you to others.

Thanks very much Alison, it was a pleasure to work with you. We will definitely recommend you to others.


Bruce & Shirley

10 Tawhana Crescent, Red Beach

We have been delighted with the excellent service, dedication and perseverance of Alison, Carl and the team at Borders Real Estate Hibiscus Coast. We are strong believers in building strong business relationships and were in fact, Alison’s clients whilst she was an agent at Barfoot & Thompson on the Coast, and were only too happy […]

We have been delighted with the excellent service, dedication and perseverance of Alison, Carl and the team at Borders Real Estate Hibiscus Coast. We are strong believers in building strong business relationships and were in fact, Alison’s clients whilst she was an agent at Barfoot & Thompson on the Coast, and were only too happy to move with her when she started her own agency. She was successful in selling our much loved home in a difficult market and we are extremely happy to recommend Alison and the team to prospective vendors


Oliver & Sharon

“Alison and Carl marketed our property to its fullest potential. Their knowledge of the marketplace, attention to detail and communication skills gave us the greatest of confidence. I would not hesitate to recommend Alison’s and Carl’s services with their open and honest approach to anyone wishing to market their property.”

“Alison and Carl marketed our property to its fullest potential. Their knowledge of the marketplace, attention to detail and communication skills gave us the greatest of confidence. I would not hesitate to recommend Alison’s and Carl’s services with their open and honest approach to anyone wishing to market their property.”


Kerry Flynn (Former Orewa Police Constable)

17 Grovenor Drive, Orewa

Hi Carl, Alison & Team, Many thanks for the successful sale of my home in Orewa. In what has been a very challenging market, your professional and friendly approach was very much appreciated.  

Hi Carl, Alison & Team,


Many thanks for the successful sale of my home in Orewa. In what has been a very challenging market, your professional and friendly approach was very much appreciated.


 



Grant Reddaway

18a Edgewater Grove, Orewa

Kieran was greatly involved with the process of getting our house on the market with some great marketing and presentation. On the night of the auction Kieran’s skills resulted in an amazing result for me and his kindness and understanding made the stressful selling procedure so much easier for which I am very grateful. I […]

Kieran was greatly involved with the process of getting our house on the market with some great marketing and presentation. On the night of the auction Kieran’s skills resulted in an amazing result for me and his kindness and understanding made the stressful selling procedure so much easier for which I am very grateful. I would certainly recommend Kieran to anyone wishing to sell under auction or to assist in the marketing and selling process.


Jennifer Mercer

9 Crosby Road, West Harbour

Kelly and I sold our property recently in West Harbour which initially felt like a daunting task for us. Luckily, we were very fortunate to have Kieran assist us with selling our property. Kieran’s expertise and professionalism was evident and we trusted his advice entirely. When we advertised our property, the market was starting to […]

Kelly and I sold our property recently in West Harbour which initially felt like a daunting task for us. Luckily, we were very fortunate to have Kieran assist us with selling our property. Kieran’s expertise and professionalism was evident and we trusted his advice entirely. When we advertised our property, the market was starting to slow down and we had minimal interest in our property. Kelly and I naturally felt nervous and concerned that perhaps our property will not sell on auction day. Kieran was very genuine and reassured us that if our property does not sell on auction day there was plan B and C; this alleviated a lot of stress for us. Kieran was great at keeping us updated with any interest in our property and also called after every viewing. We were very grateful to receive advice from Kieran when our property was on the market and we started to view other houses to buy or build. Kieran was very knowledgeable and provided excellent advice to Kelly and I. On auction day, Kelly and I were really nervous, however Kieran put our nerves at ease as he was very calm and professional. Kelly and I were extremely impressed with how Kieran delivered on auction day as he was our auctioneer. Our property sold the day after auction day and we were very happy with the outcome. It was a pleasure dealing with Kieran and anyone that is selling their property will realise that he offers a unique skill set that makes him very valuable.


Kelly & Melissa Greentree

650 Whangaparaoa Road, Stanmore Bay

Less than one month ago my wife & myself decided to list our house with Les. This had been our home for 48 years & had a lot of sentimental value to us. 2 days after contacting Les, he appeared 250km away at our new address on his motorbike to list our house. His positive […]

Less than one month ago my wife & myself decided to list our house with Les. This had been our home for 48 years & had a lot of sentimental value to us. 2 days after contacting Les, he appeared 250km away at our new address on his motorbike to list our house. His positive attitude to us and his professional approach had us convinced that this man was a straight shooter & enjoyed his job without all the rubbish about the economy. He simply got on his bike, returned to Orewa, appraised it for us, contacted us, got it on the net, and within 3 days had 8 prospective buyers for us. His quiet & confident attitude was repeated to these people and with the very first viewing they purchased and moved in within a month, having had all her dealings with Les go extra smoothly. We as she is so very thankful for this as Les has taken all the stress and strain out of the equation with his nce professional manner.


J.S Elley & M.E Elley

3 Dominion Street, Takapuna

We engaged Les to give us an appraisal to sell our house in Takapuna, Auckland. We found his approach to be very friendly, co-operative and professional in all aspects. His willing and co-operative manner made selling our house easier for us and relatively stress free. He gives good advice and is a hard worker who […]

We engaged Les to give us an appraisal to sell our house in Takapuna, Auckland. We found his approach to be very friendly, co-operative and professional in all aspects. His willing and co-operative manner made selling our house easier for us and relatively stress free. He gives good advice and is a hard worker who gives his all to his clients. Through his good work we were able to sell our house after only 2 open homes, and were pleased with the outcome.


Rosalie & Bill Anderson

7 Vectis Road, Hamilton

I had the wonderful opportunity recently to deal with Denise Ko as my real estate agent. Denise was fantastic to deal with and she helped me through the process making it a more positive experience. The price that I got for my house is a testament to her negotiating skills and it exceeded my expectations. […]

I had the wonderful opportunity recently to deal with Denise Ko as my real estate agent. Denise was fantastic to deal with and she helped me through the process making it a more positive experience. The price that I got for my house is a testament to her negotiating skills and it exceeded my expectations. I relied on Denise the whole way and she showed great respect for my home and myself and I trusted her completely. She went above and beyond what I would have expected and for that I am very grateful. I would without hesitation recommend Denise to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a property. In the future I will always get Denise to represent me in selling any property. Thank you so much Denise it has been a pleasure.

Helen Lawson

Cheryl sold my house at a price I never dared hope for. I’m still pinching myself.

Cheryl sold my house at a price I never dared hope for. I’m still pinching myself.


Bert Nealon

We worked with Cliff on the purchase of our new home. We found him to be friendly, professional and hard working in a relaxed way. He also never gave up on us until the right house was found. His advice given to us during the auction was great. We certainly wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Cliff […]

We worked with Cliff on the purchase of our new home. We found him to be friendly, professional and hard working in a relaxed way. He also never gave up on us until the right house was found. His advice given to us during the auction was great. We certainly wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Cliff at all.


Liz

Wellsford

“Richard and myself can’t thank you enough Adrienne for everything you have done for us, nothing has been too much trouble for you. You have been a God Send, thanks a million….”

“Richard and myself can’t thank you enough Adrienne for everything you have done for us, nothing has been too much trouble for you. You have been a God Send, thanks a million….”


Bonnie, Richard, Josh & Elliot

Snells Beach

“We highly recommend Adrienne and Jim Steffener of Borders Real Estate, Warkworth to sell your property. They have lived in the area for many years and with local knowledge is a great advantage. From appraising our property, marketing, open homes, vendor feedback and negotiating to get the best price, Adrienne and Jim were faultless”

“We highly recommend Adrienne and Jim Steffener of Borders Real Estate, Warkworth to sell your property. They have lived in the area for many years and with local knowledge is a great advantage. From appraising our property, marketing, open homes, vendor feedback and negotiating to get the best price, Adrienne and Jim were faultless”


Rob & Toni

Snells Beach

We wish to thank Borders Real Estate and in particular Adrienne and Jim Steffener for the quick and efficient way they sold our Snells Beach property. We found Adrienne to be an excellent people person, was well informed, and up to date with all the legal detail required for property transactions. Her appraisal was spot […]

We wish to thank Borders Real Estate and in particular Adrienne and Jim Steffener for the quick and efficient way they sold our Snells Beach property. We found Adrienne to be an excellent people person, was well informed, and up to date with all the legal detail required for property transactions. Her appraisal was spot on to the sale price received. One of the top considerations for anyone wanting to sell their property is surely the Agent’s fee and Borders have proved to be not only one of the cheapest but they can also get the sale. Well done Borders!!


Ian & Nolene

Warkworth

Congratulations Adrienne on your successful efforts in selling my Warkworth property . I was impressed with your commitment and the amount of work you put into it and the fact that you closed the deal in approx. two months where two other agents failed after six months in trying. The Marketing Package worked especially well […]

Congratulations Adrienne on your successful efforts in selling my Warkworth property . I was impressed with your commitment and the amount of work you put into it and the fact that you closed the deal in approx. two months where two other agents failed after six months in trying. The Marketing Package worked especially well for me and gives you a decided advantage over other agencies as far as I am concerned. Thank you again and may you go from strength to strength……..


Malcolm

Te Hana/Wellsford

So glad I chose Borders Thank you so much for Jim & Adrienne for selling my Te Hana property for exactly the price I had in mind. I want to take this opportunity to thank you both for running such a ‘seamless’ campaign – from our first meeting, the listing, keeping me up to date […]

So glad I chose Borders

Thank you so much for Jim & Adrienne for selling my Te Hana property for exactly the price I had in mind. I want to take this opportunity to thank you both for running such a ‘seamless’ campaign – from our first meeting, the listing, keeping me up to date during the ‘open homes’ while I myself was in Australia, down to the closing of the contract and taking care of all the details. Your eye for detail on the pro’s and con’s of how best the house should be marketed deserves the utmost appreciation from my side and I’ve been in business all my life. Your ‘tweaking’ of the agreed marketing plan and your advice to me ‘to meet the market’ was bang on, with a sale confirmed within days, just as smooth as one would wish. I just want to advise you that the price we sold at was $2500 above the price I had in mind right from the outset and bang on your valuation, which by the way was 22 percent higher than the other two valuation appraisals I received from other companies before choosing Borders – and the icing ? Borders selling commission was thousands less than the other agents. Thank you so much, I’m sure we will do business again….


Kelvin

Warkworth

Thanks to you Adrienne and Borders for completing the sale of our family home. I have found your service to be professional, prompt and always kept us updated with regular vendor reports and meetings. I would have no hesitation to recommend to others to use you for future real estate deals and I wish you […]

Thanks to you Adrienne and Borders for completing the sale of our family home. I have found your service to be professional, prompt and always kept us updated with regular vendor reports and meetings. I would have no hesitation to recommend to others to use you for future real estate deals and I wish you well for the future…


Stephen

Warkworth

Well done Adrienne and thank you for the great service you and Borders have provided over the sale of our family home. You have been so professional and we have enjoyed the whole process. You’re outstanding attention to detail has meant that the sale was always going to happen one way or another. Thanks again […]

Well done Adrienne and thank you for the great service you and Borders have provided over the

sale of our family home. You have been so professional and we have enjoyed the whole process. You’re outstanding attention to detail has meant that the sale was always going to happen one way or another. Thanks again and I will have no hesitation in recommending you to my friends and clients…..


Bernie

Snells Beach

We would most certainly be referring anyone we know to you both, we were very pleased with your service, and support when the going was tough, your ‘never give up attitude’ was what kept us going. Thank you both Jim & Adrienne!

We would most certainly be referring anyone we know to you both, we were very pleased with your service, and support when the going was tough, your ‘never give up attitude’ was what kept us going. Thank you both Jim & Adrienne!


David & Mary

Warkworth

We want to take the opportunity to thank you very much for selling our lifestyle home. We absolutely loved dealing with you Adrienne – from the first time we met you to get a valuation, an unbelievable quick sale for the price we had in mind & right through to settlement day. Your professionalism, honesty […]

We want to take the opportunity to thank you very much for selling our lifestyle home. We absolutely loved dealing with you Adrienne – from the first time we met you to get a valuation, an unbelievable quick sale for the price we had in mind & right through to settlement day. Your professionalism, honesty & likable personality is undeniable. We felt extremely well looked after by you. Thank you again – you are an absolute asset to Borders Real Estate!…..


Andy & Elke

Matakana

I just wanted to tell you how thrilled Brian and I were with the way you dealt with selling our property. Lifestyle blocks are notorious for taking a long time to sell but you did all the right things never showing impatience or pessimism. We suffered so many ups and downs and yet you always […]

I just wanted to tell you how thrilled Brian and I were with the way you dealt with selling our property. Lifestyle blocks are notorious for taking a long time to sell but you did all the right things never showing impatience or pessimism.

We suffered so many ups and downs and yet you always remained positive and boosted our ever sagging optimism! Believing we had sold then finding to our dismay we had not was a real trauma

for us but you were right there behind us egging us on with a sense of humour and kind words which were so necessary throughout those months. In the end it all worked out and we sold shortly afterwards.

We cannot commend you enough with your knowledge of the industry and sympathetic approach as to how lifestyle blocks need to be dealt with. Your approach with prospective buyers was spot on. We would recommend you to anyone who wants a great real estate person, a great price and at the end of it all …a great friend! Not to mention your fees with such a saving compared to other real estate agencies.

Although we were very sad at leaving our wonderful property we are sure we made the right move. We needed to free up capital to start living life to the full and although we had made the

block very maintainable it was still a lot of work for two ‘oldies’ So Adrienne you have enabled us to follow our dream! How can we thank you enough???


Brian & Angela

Warkworth

We purchased a property through Adrienne which was conditional upon the sale of an existing home. Adrienne handled the sale of this existing house with great professionalism always undertaking what she had promised to do, a sale was speedily achieved and settlement completed. We were always kept in touch with progress on our sale and […]

We purchased a property through Adrienne which was conditional upon the sale of an existing home. Adrienne handled the sale of this existing house with great professionalism always undertaking what she had promised to do, a sale was speedily achieved and settlement completed. We were always kept in touch with progress on our sale and would highly recommend Adrienne as a hardworking and dedicated Real Estate Agent.


Howard & Jeanne

Snells Beach

A big thank you to Adrienne and Jim for your second successful property sale for us. We find Adrienne’s honesty, commitment, knowledge and professional approach are “second to none” and always brings excellent results. Well Done ! ! ! Borders Team, Warkworth for another quick sale. We recommend you to anyone considering selling.

A big thank you to Adrienne and Jim for your second successful property sale

for us. We find Adrienne’s honesty, commitment, knowledge and professional approach

are “second to none” and always brings excellent results. Well Done ! ! ! Borders Team, Warkworth for another quick sale. We recommend you to anyone considering selling.


Murray & Lyn