Testimonials

13 HERNE BAY ROAD, HERNE BAY
Ahoy Karen, A belated very big THANK YOU for the 'Reward' gift. We will toast you and the never-ending effort and creativity you put into our project with every glass. All your boundless energy and constant attention was so very much appreciated as was the great result. We could not have had a better representative for our property and your knowledge, grace and skill shall be shouted on high!! All the very best regards always.
Peter Cornberg, Herne Bay

32 HERNE BAY ROAD, HERNE BAY
Karen is the consummate professional and a pleasure to deal with. Supported by her great team, our marketing plan was executed seamlessly and we sold our Herne Bay home for a great price."
Kimberly & Matt Sumner

47 ALBANY ROAD, HERNE BAY
Karen, I am very pleased with my choice of you to sell my Herne Bay house. Looking locally, I chose firstly on personality: if I felt I would happily buy from you then you would give the same feeling to prospective viewers. What impressed next was that nothing was a problem: great for such a potentially stressful time. You kept the conversation going, the interested parties in the loop, more friendly and communicative with them than my experience of real estate agents, and this resulted in a big group of bidders at the auction and a successful outcome. What I thought would be a difficult process turned out to be exciting, especially the skilful auction in Bayley’s stunning auction rooms. I also appreciated that you were backed-up by a friendly and communicative team. I have recommended you to friends as, like me, my friends appreciate warmth and intelligence… and good results!
Sally, Herne Bay

9 COSTLEY STREET, FREEMANS BAY
Thank you Karen for everything. It really has been a pleasure dealing with you, and you showed real integrity in all your dealings. We were very impressed with the professionalism of the auction (the difference with your auction to the last auction we went to was immense). We very nearly didn’t go to the auction as we thought we would be out of the running, so thank you for talking me through it!
Purchaser, Jackie Shearman

552 RICHMOND ROAD, GREY LYNN, AUCKLAND
Karen we want you to know that from the very first visit to our home you have been an absolute delight to deal with, it is fantastic to meet someone with your multitalented skills, being super organised, extremely professional and always working with vitality, professional warmth and friendliness, with an amazing amount of empathy both for the vendor and the buyer… you definitely tune in beautifully to what is happening around you – fantastic to see and to experience from our point of view. The Bayleys real estate team must be delighted that they have a person of your unique calibre choosing to work for their team. We are very grateful that you chose to represent us and our home when it came the time to list this house for sale. We want you to know that you were the standout, (absolutely and categorically), Real Estate Agent to view 552 Richmond Road prior to us listing our home. We know that you actually chose us and we are very grateful that you did - thank you.
Stephen and Karen

86 CRUMMER ROAD, GREY LYNN, AUCKLAND
Thank you for a truly outstanding job. It has been a pleasure working with y9u and we look forward to many more with you.
Andrew and Roie Reed

37 MASONS AVENUE, HERNE BAY, AUCKLAND
“Selling your house requires hard work preparing and presenting your home in its best light. If you were going to such effort, you should also get the best agent to work with. Karen Spires helped is buy twice and sell twice in Herne Bay within the last five years - all four deals have been fast, effective and very successful. Karen is extremely professional but very easy to work with. If you want to buy or sell in Herne Bay we highly recommend Karen."
Jen & Mike Ballantyne

38 SENTINEL ROAD, HERNE BAY, AUCKLAND
“We were the purchaser's of this property. If we were selling again we would definitely use Karen, as she just worked and worked the property. Her quality and detail of the information about the property was outstanding. She never gave up on us. Her clients should be very pleased with her performance."
Ross & Patricia McKay

52 LINCOLN STREET, PONSONBY, AUCKLAND
“We found Karen to be thoroughly professional, dedicated, sharp, smart and savvy. She was hard working on our behalf, pleasant to deal with and treated our potential purchasers with equal respect. She jumped from exceptional to outstanding when it came to closing the deal. With two offers to hand at that critical stage her negotiating tactics were truly impressive and brought us in a fantastic sale price."
Libby Young

4/34 ARGYLE STREET, HERNE BAY, AUCKLAND
“I would like to thank you, for your most professional approach & to achieving a most successful outcome for us. Your guidance and management has been faultless. A sale in 24 days from the first open house is a wonderful result"
Michael Benjamin (Vendor)

"You are the most professional Real Estate Agent I have dealt with (hence your history of success in a high standard and demanding territory, Herne Bay), thank you for your quality service"
(Purchaser)

4 COSTLEY STREET, FREEMANS BAY, AUCKLAND
“It has been a great experience dealing with the Bayleys team during the sales process of our property right from original marketing plan, the preparation for sale and the final contract. At all times we felt they would deliver on the promise of 'we will get you the best price on the day'. A big thank you to Karen Spires, Angela Pope and their support team"
Don & Gwen Bowman

HERNE BAY
“Karen is an extremely effective agent. She combines experience and wide knowledge with good judgement. Her advice in preparing and marketing our property was accurate and efficient and, most importantly, she got results. We sold a good property but in a difficult market and the price we realised was fair and accurate. Karen’s honest and straight-forward approach is much appreciated and her businesslike management of the whole interaction helped this time-poor vendor”
John, Herne Bay

68 ARGYLE STREET, HERNE BAY, AUCKLAND
"If you are serious and want to sell your house in Herne Bay, then Karen is your gal. Does what she says and says what she does. Very direct, to the point and honest."
Colin Diamond

45 MARINE PARADE, HERNE BAY, AUCKLAND
"I have already recommended Karen Spires to friends looking to sell. I will continue to do so without hesitation. I see in other testimonials that the words calm and professionalism pop up regularly when referring to Karen. Our house was sold off market on the back of something else Karen had sold. This is never an easy process. I was continually impressed with the confident calm and efficient manner in which Karen operated. Also, having been previously involved in real estate ourselves; we appreciated the directness and honesty in her approach. We are not the easiest of clients and not once did she drop the ball. Thank you Karen Spires."
Gaybrielle and John Binning

20 LONDON STREET, ST MARYS BAY, AUCKLAND
"Just a note to say thank you to you and your team for going the extra mile and your nothing’s-too-much attitude in selling our house at 20 London Street. You are the best agent we’ve ever had and we’ve had a few over the years.”
Raewyn and Graham Blyth

16 RING TERRACE, ST MARYS BAY, AUCKLAND
"Karen was excellent to deal with, sympathetic to all concerned, while keeping a sharp commercial eye on proceedings to ensure an outstanding outcome for all concerned."
Geoff Hipkins

11 SELBY SQUARE, ST MARYS BAY, AUCKLAND
"Karen's a dynamo. I've rarely been so effectively organised and I'm sure my husband never has. Karen ensured the house looked its best, both on screen and off, and she worked to an exacting time and price line. Best of all, she made it happen and now we're all happy."
Yvonne van Dongen and James Holland

3/34 ARGYLE STREET, HERNE BAY, AUCKLAND
"Karen Spires – calm, cool, collected and getting results. Her professionalism, efficiency and pragmatism brought us to a stress-free sale only 10 days after our property went on the market. No hassles, no fuss - just market savvy and a determination to sell. Her marketing is superb, and her instinct for the psychology of buyers and sellers puts her in a class of her own. By far the most professional agent we’ve ever worked with – and we’ve sold a few houses!"
Brian Edwards & Judy Callingham

2 WAITEMATA STREET, HERNE BAY, AUCKLAND
“A pleasure to deal with. Provided confident, accurate advice and delivered to our expectations both on service and more importantly the result.”
Marc & Augustina Ellis

22 MASONS AVENUE, HERNE BAY, AUCKLAND
"We can’t talk highly enough about Karen and the Bayleys team with the marketing and sale of our property. Karen is the consummate professional and was a pleasure to work with. She is incredibly knowledgeable of the Herne Bay market, has a fantastic work ethic, organised and was timely and accurate with statistical reporting. We would have no hesitation in recommending Karen and would definitely value her input again."
Richard and Paula Sigley

29 ARGYLE STREET, HERNE BAY, AUCKLAND
"Karen is a real professional to deal with and has intimate knowledge of the Herne Bay area which is very helpful. Karen is easy to work with, communicates well and in a timely manner on all relevant elements of the sale process. She is always punctual and follows up to ensure we are all aligned on what is required or happening. She works diligently for the right outcome and was again a pleasure to deal with."
Russ & Helen Hewitt

17 EMILY PLACE, AUCKLAND
"I can confirm that I was very happy with the way that Karen handled the sale of 17 Emily Place. I thought that she acted professionally and efficiently at all times. I was given initially a very clear and detailed proposal with various marketing alternatives set out from which I was easily able to make a decision. She gave sound advice on furnishing the property and arranged all that efficiently. The open home was handled up to my expectations and the negotiation of a very early sale proceeded completely without drama with, from my point of view, a very satisfactory outcome."
Jim Farmer

41A HACKETT STREET, ST MARYS BAY, AUCKLAND
"What Linda and I look for when entrusting the sale of our property are two key things: Firstly, the caliber and experience of the people who will be entrusted with representing our investment and secondly the company behind these people.
Our experience with Karen was that she delivered the investment result we were seeking – she has a key attribute of adding “calmness” to the mix when the pressure mounts. This attribute is critical when making investment decisions – both selling and buying. This is her unique point of difference that we experienced.
We came to appreciate very early on in the S&M campaign that Bayleys, the company, provide the most professional people for each critical task in the auction process."
Mark & Linda Turney

30 ARGYLE STREET, HERNE BAY, AUCKLAND
"Karen Spires provided an excellent service. We found her to be approachable and friendly, yet she also maintained a high level of professionalism in the interactions. She was enthusiastic, organized and committed, which resulted in the very satisfactory sale of our property.
The auction went very well and the venue was well appointed. The experience was a rollercoaster ride at times but expertly handled by accomplished auctioneer Phil Hayes. We highly recommend Bayleys Real Estate – particularly Karen and would not hesitate to use her again in the future."
Linda Pirimona & Family

52 MARINE PARADE, HERNE BAY, AUCKLAND
I bought a new house so I really needed to sell my old one – motivated. Karen advised me to present the house to its best advantage. In particular we found a firm to furnish the house in order to maximize the buyer appeal. The advertising started during the week and Karen did the first open home at the weekend. I was pretty astonished to be contacted on the Saturday with several offers in writing. I sat down with Karen and went through the different offers and it was clear from this I had received a very good offer price, which I accepted the next day.
The overall experience was quick and effective. In particular I was very pleased with the price compared with the CV and the help to make the house the most saleable. The place looked unrecognizable - like something out of a film.
I would strongly suggest using Karen’s services to get the best possible price in the least possible time.
Dr Jeremy Klinger