133 Stapleford Crescent, Browns Bay
“All you have heard about Anne Pyke is true. She is incredibly professional taking care of every detail, reminders and feedback -everything you need to know. All balanced with a caring and sensitivity to your needs and concerns ensuring a successful, hassle-free outcome. Her expertise is well known and unrivalled. For the best results be sure to go with Anne Pyke!!!”
“We met this estate agent called Annie Pyke, Caring and professional, everything to like. Had regular chats with me and my spouse, Advising us on how best to present the house. Discussed together our advertising strategy, Detailed, well-presented, was easy to agree. Kept up-to-date with regular consultations, Informing us of all the weekly visitations. Introduced to an astute auctioneer Sam, Very quickly, the hammer came down Slam! Amazing price we achieved, totally insane, Celebrated with Annie, friends and Champagne!”
Steve and Shay Geach
“Thanks for the lovely photos you sent to us! We certainly had a tough auction yesterday and there are no word to describe my feeling when the auction starts. I now realized the market feelings about plaster home in NZ and understood how stressed the seller can be when their homes go to the market. The only thing which encourage me to stay strong is having Robert and you standing outside dealing with the buyers. Please accept my sincere thanks.
I originally met Anne is April 2012 after she had successfully auctioned a property within my immediate vicinity. Anne immediately gained my trust. We were returning home to China so we decided to get rent out our home for the time being. Since then, Anne stayed in contact with us, particularly regarding the market status and the possible value of our home.
We returned to New Zealand in October 2014 with the intention to sell 1 Wilmington Place and called Anne for her advice. We discussed the best way to present our home to potential buyers. Interior and exterior painting, new carpet and gardens tidied up. Anne even sourced paint and carpet colours! The obvious strategy to use was an Auction. Then it was all go! We had a tight schedule to complete everything prior to the photography, but with Anne’s help on timing issues, we managed it successfully and our home looked like new!
Throughout the campaign, Anne’s eye for detail, her absolute professionalism, her honesty, frequent communication and feedback was amazing! Whether it be by a phone call, a text message, an email or weekly meetings, we always knew what was happening. Above all, Anne was committed to selling our home and she exuded confidence in us to achieve the best result under the hammer.
We had never sold a home in New Zealand prior to this and our experience leaves us with no hesitation to recommend Anne to any prospective sellers.
Many thanks again, Anne.”
Chris and Carol Ji
“Thanks, Anne, for the efficient and professional marketing of our home.
Having lived in our home since 1975, we knew that marketing our home would be very different to those days. Anne advised us of the different strategies that we could use to obtain the best result, and even though we were initially against an Auction, we chose to go this route.
We never felt pressurised by Anne, whether it be on which strategy to use or when we were presented with an offer.
The successful sale of our home after only 13 days on the market left everyone smiling—the new owners, ourselves and we trust, all the team at Harcourts.
We highly recommend Anne to anyone thinking of selling.”
Billy and Christine Starrs
“Anne is the finest real estate agent one could hope for. Not only was she a pleasure to deal with, but she was instrumental in the auction’s fantastic results. This was the culmination of her hard work, constant communications, a savvy marketing strategy, and skillful negotiations.
Anne is a professional, reliable agent with a good sense of humor. When we spoke on the phone a year ago, she promised to stay in touch with emails and kept her word. This marked the beginning of an excellent working relationship. I was happy to put all my trust in her expertise, experience and integrity.
Anne’s warm, friendly approach made it easy for me to ask questions, which she willingly answered very clearly. She patiently walked me through the legal process, keeping the paperwork as simple and straightforward as possible. She also kept me well informed throughout the sale process with frequent emails and phone calls. This was especially important to me as I live in the United States and was totally reliant on her feedback. Anne helped me make important decisions without influencing my thoughts.
She ran an excellent and very effective advertising campaign, thanks to careful attention to detail, judicious choice of words and beautiful photographs. She was quick to highlight the main selling points of the property, which resonated with potential buyers. Her brisk efficient way of doing business allowed a smooth and quick process.
Choosing Anne as my agent was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I highly recommend her.”
“I first encountered Anne in 2010 when I brought my first home and throughout the years Anne kept in touch with her helpful monthly market updates so when the time was right for me to sell I had no hesitation in asking her to do this for me.
I find Anne’s is very easy to deal with, she worked hard to get me a great price for my house and she was always keeping me in the loop about what was happening with the sale of my home”
If I was staying in the country I would definitely use her services again.”
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and Harcourts for a wonderful outcome on the sale of my property. Our time together hasn’t been long with Ronald Macken only being on the market for 10 days.
Suggestions were made in my best interest to get the house ready for sale and I was put in contact with people who worked hard and long to get the home looking its best.
I felt that as a seller I was very well supported and constantly kept informed with what was happening.
Having never been through the process before I put all my trust in you and the end result proves that I did the right thing.
Once again—many thanks!”
“Jo and I decided that we needed to sell our home to begin a new life elsewhere.
Our initial contact with Anne was enough to convince us that Harcourt’s with Anne at the helm was the agency for us. She took us through all of the options and costs simply and clearly and was sympathetic to all of our needs. We reached an early agreement and set the team rolling.
We were happy to place our trust in Anne, relying on her good judgement in the selling process. Anne’s effervescent professionalism took us beyond our expectations and into a market reality. She promised us a stress free ride and delivered with room to spare. The result was simply magic. Thanks Anne, our agent and friend!”
Nick and Jo Bamfield
Just a quick note to say thank you for the fabulous result we achieved.
We must admit that it had it’s share of frustrations but we really appreciate the extra help you gave us with preparing the property for sale and extra distance you went to make sure it was as hassle free for us as possible.
It was your professional approach and experience in the industry that gave us confidence to use your services again. Once again we have been delighted with the results.
Mark and Colleen Pye
“We want to take this opportunity to thank you for all the excellent marketing you did which contributed towards the eventual sale of our house being $40,000 above RV. Although the house was well presented both inside and out, had a current Thermo Report, the outside and the roof being completely repainted, the fact that it was a “plaster House” had the cards stacked against it. Having sold the house to us in September 2006 you had excellent property knowledge and you used this to our advantage. We really appreciated the honesty, enthusiasm, experience and professionalism you displayed at all times.
During the marketing process at one of our meetings, your words of wisdom to “stay positive” were so timely. We appreciated your attention to detail, especially the sound advice to engage Robert Tulp as our Auctioneer as he was absolutely amazing.
To conclude, Anne— thanks to both you and Robert – you are an amazing team which resulted in such an awesome outcome that has allowed us to move forward.
Blessings and may God richly bless you both as you continue to work together as a team.”
Derrick and Dawn Storey
“Anne came recommended by family. At our first meeting I was impressed with Anne’s professional yet sympathetic approach. The marketing options for my family home of nearly 40 years were carefully explained. Having weighed up the options and with a unique property I decided to go for an Auction.
Anne kept in touch with phone calls, texts and emails from day one. Weekly feedback meetings built the platform. Unbeknown to Anne, I did have a registered valuation done during the marketing period—just as well we had already booked the Auction as it was $100,000 below the final result!
Anne’s personal touch with a call to check the nerves on Auction day morning was much appreciated as I faced the day with some trepidation and mixed emotions. Auction time and even a few heavy showers did not deter the participating bidders. The result was fantastic, beyond expectations and a positive out- come for all!
I gladly recommend Anne and her colleagues at harcourts Cooper& Co to other folk considering
selling—a real team effort. Thanks again, Anne, for a fantastic outcome!”
“We recently decided to take advantage of the strong market on Auckland’s North Shore to sell our large house in Murray’s Bay and downsize. Anne, who we have worked with in the past, confirmed that the best way to go about this in the short time available to us before the Christmas break was to sell this property by auction.
We gave her the go-ahead to do so and she set about her task with great enthusiasm, despite having to deal with an unhelpful tenant. She put together a reasonably-priced marketing package to kick things off and then she worked hard to get as many people through the property as possible over a peri- od of three weeks.
Come auction day a number of buyers turned out and Harcourt’s professional team worked them hard to ensure that the successful bidder had to dig deep to beat off the opposition.
Our price expectations were comfortably exceeded and we’ve now got some extra cash to put into our next property purchase. Well done to Anne and Harcourts!”
Allan and Katie McDonald
“We met Anne in January 2005 when she successfully sold our Browns Bay home. Time to downsize so having bought our next home, she was the first person we called to sell our current home.
Anne discussed the various strategies available with us and we hesitantly chose the Auction strategy. We are so pleased with this decision.
The marketing process of my home went smoothly and Anne frequently kept us up to date on every- thing that was happening. When we received a pre-auction offer 8 days after our home had gone on the market, we were extremely nervous about accepting it, feeling that it was possibly too early in terms of the actual time we had been on the market. Anne worked with the buyers, the offer was increased and the Auction was brought forward. The final result was beyond my thoughts on the value of our home – 50% higher than our current GV!
Selling you home can be very stressful but Anne certainly helped to keep this to a minimum. She is professional, honest and passionate and certainly did everything to get us the best result possible. We would highly recommend Anne to anyone thinking of selling. Many thanks again, Anne, for our successful result!”
Philip Chin and Hideko Gang
“A new life, a new start – this is what Anne, Robert and the Harcourts team have given us! We can now live our dream!
I originally met Anne in 2006 when buying my first home in New Zealand and she has continued to stay in touch since then.
About a year ago, we had a dream – clear our mortgage and find a new life style. This dream took a while to find and we eventually agreed on a home in Kerikeri and our offer was accepted. We then had to sell our Torbay home and naturally contacted Anne.
Anne suggested an Auction – we were naturally a bit sceptical but with all the success stories that Anne has, we agreed with her that this was the right strategy to take. Anne suggested a marketing plan that we were happy with and it was all go.
Once on the market, we knew every step of the way what was happening. Anne kept in constant touch and kept us totally informed on any occurrences as they happened. When we were in doubt or had a query, Anne was at the end of the phone. Anne’s main goal was to get us the best result possible – she became the hub between all agents and their buyers who were showing interest, even working with our Kerikeri agent to ar- range different settlement dates to suit all the buyers. During all our conversations and meetings, Anne was totally reassuring and kept our focus on the day of the Auction. Anne did everything she could to encourage and soothe our nerves as the day approached.
What a great result! Far beyond our expectations! We can now move on – a stunning new home, a new life and a result that we could not have predicted!
Thank you, Anne! We highly recommend you to anyone thinking of selling”
Dave Hallam and Christina Chong
“To whom it may concern:
We have just sold our house with Anne Pyke from Harcourts. In choosing Anne Pyke as our real estate agent we
made the right decision.
Anne kept us informed and explained all the processes regarding the sale of our property and we chose the right marketing and selling strategy for us.
We were more than happy with the service and professionalism of Anne in presenting our home and with the help of Anne we achieved a much higher price than expected.
We would happily recommend Anne Pyke as a very good Real Estate agent to anybody who wants to sell their home.”
Anja Gerdsen-von Essen and Willy Gerdsen
“We would like to thank you and congratulate you on the amazing result you achieved for us in the sale of our property last night.
Your dedication and commitment to communicating with us on a daily basis on the progress of our open home sessions and possible buyers was outstanding.
Your encouragement and experience gave us confidence in you, our auctioneer, Rob Tulp, and Harcourts in being able to deliver a positive result.
And lastly, your professionalism in handling our journey of tiding, packing and getting our home into the best state to sell, was outstanding.
Thank you again”
Neil and Carol Reischbieter
“The Harcourts Real Estate Dynamo”
Wow – what energy, confidence and passion to have on your side in a stressful period of ones life!
Anne Pyke’s reputation as a top Harcourt’s real estate professional is well deserved. Over a number of years she kept us informed of the changing market place in our district by regular mail drops.
That consistent updating and intimate understanding of the marketplace in our district gave us the confidence to engage Anne when it came to selling our house recently. She quickly demonstrated her expertise in the selling process and advised on the best method of sale for our property as well as advising on cosmetic improvements that could be made to maximise the selling price. Anne demonstrated that she cared in ensuring a total and genuine focus on achieving the best result.
She organised a well coordinated marketing programme and ensured we had consistent and regular communication with her on any queries we had.
The result achieved left us in awe of her professional ability to exceed our highest expectations.
We would have no hesitation in recommending Anne to anyone thinking about selling their property. “
Bruno and Shirley Petrenas
“Anne is an absolute pleasure to work with.
She has kept me well informed at all times and has always been very helpful, despite my taking over 2 years to decide to sell!
She marketed my property well and kept the tenants onside throughout the whole process. We sold at auction and achieved a great result over the reserve.
I am very happy and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Anne as a superb and trustworthy salesperson.”
“What a stress free experience selling my home through Anne was.
Anne was great and her step by step process was pleasant and stress free. My great thanks go to her for her professional approach and genuine caring.
Thanks, Anne—I really appreciated your guidance through the whole experience.”
“I met Anne in 2003 when we originally arrived in New Zealand and continued to stay in touch. On deciding to move to Cambridge, I called Anne. We discussed possible values and marketing strategies as well as what to do to my home to present it in the best possible light. Anne was there to advise and I never felt pressurised by her to make a decision.
Within the first week, I did receive an offer but after discussions with Anne, chose not to accept it. Within 2 days this offer was increased and I was presented with 2 offers to consider. Both were higher than my original “dream“ price and I chose to bring the Auction forward. Another 2 buyers attended the Auction— the original 2 battled it out and I was left stunned! What a fantastic result! Way beyond both Anne and my original thoughts!
Throughout my experience with Anne, I never felt under pressure—she was there to talk things through with me and give advice when I asked for it. Sincere thanks, Anne, for your professional approach and genuine caring attitude.
Thanks, Anne—I am now able to move on—a new life and almost mortgage free! A total dream come
“From the moment that Anne walked through our home to give us an appraisal, we knew that we had made the right decision on our choice of agent. Anne immediately gained our trust, giving us vital Information both written and verbal on preparing our home for sale.
Anne really cares!! Anne was there 24/7—no question too big or too small. Her constant feedback was amazing, either as an email, text message or phone call. We knew what was happening every step of the way. When our stress levels were high, she came in with her humour and calming influence.
She made us feel that were the only people in the world, giving us 100% attention. Our experience with Harcourts exceeded our expectations, giving a result far more than we ever dreamed.
We will be recommending Anne to our family and friends. Thank you, Anne! We look forward to the next time!”
Terry and Pearl Cathcart and family
“Anne came to us highly recommended so when we were ready to sell our Waiake home we spoke to her first. On the strength of her excellent reputation and our impressions following our initial discussions we decided to give Anne sole agency through Harcourts to sell on our behalf.
Throughout the process Anne’s flair and eye for detail and absolute professionalism made the process a rewarding one, especially considering the complexities encountered with our home being out of the ordinary. Her communication skills were exceptional and we were constantly kept in the loop day and night.
A rewarding experience that we would not hesitate to recommend to any prospective sellers. Once again she comes highly recommended.”
Colin and Judy Eyre
“Anne was not the first agent we met, but once we met with Anne we were confident we had found the right agent to trust to sell our home.
Anne was positive, professional, gave us valuable advice, and kept us informed every day. We felt in control of our marketing, and Anne worked hard to get interested parties ready to bid at our auction.
Anne’s auctioneer Rob also did a great job with the challenges he expertly dealt with on the night.
Anne has a great process, and if we had the chance we would have her as our agent next time without hesitation.”
Wade and Melanie Brownlee
“Throughout the whole process of our sale Anne remained quietly confident, calm and positive, even when we were thinking things weren’t going our way. She excelled in both the marketing and the sale of our property and we achieved more in the sale than we had hoped or wished for, making the next phase of our lives ‘bump’ free. Thank you so much Anne you are a Star!”
Anne was great – she got the job done! She understood the market, and her ability to effectively leverage the Harcourt’s family got us a great outcome. Anne’s marketing strategy and sale plan were spot on whilst her experience and personal service took some of the hassle out of the whole process. Thanks Anne.
Once again—many thanks!”
“We would like to recommend Anne for the friendly and efficient way she guided us through our first experience of selling a house in New Zealand.
She was honest in all her dealings with us and kept in constant communication throughout the experience.”
Valerie and Peter Turner
“In 2011 when we were looking to buy our first home Anne showed us a number of suitable properties. Although we did not buy through Anne, she continued to stay in touch with us and again showed us larger homes in 2013 when we decided that we needed more space.
We finally decided that Millwater offered all we needed and called Anne to discuss the possible value of our home as well as the various strategies available.
Anne gave us guidance on what we needed to do to get our home market ready prior to going on the market. Then it was all action with us choosing to sell using the Auction strategy. We are so pleased with this decision.
The marketing process of our home went smoothly and Anne frequently kept us up to date on everything that was happening. Come Auction day, we had three bidders, one of which had attended the Harcourts Buyer Information evening and he knew exactly what to do to outbid his competition.
Selling your home can be very stressful but Anne certainly helped to keep this to a minimum. She is honest, professional, and passionate and certainly did everything to get us the best result possible. We would highly recommend Anne to anyone thinking of selling. Many thanks again, Anne, for our successful result! “
Hamish and Cassandra Morris
“We have known Anne since her arrival in New Zealand. Since starting her new career, Anne has kept us up to date on the market and we were constantly impressed with the testimonials she received from other clients. She also worked with both our daughter and son-in-law and son, and we knew that she would be the right person to sell our home when the time came.
Finally with our children leaving the nest, we knew it was time for a change, specifically time to look for something smaller. We contacted Anne and knew that Auction would be the best route to take in the cur- rent market. Anne gave us ideas on our overall presentation and then it was all go.
Throughout the marketing process, Anne’s commitment and professionalism made the process a rewarding one. Her communication skills were exceptional and we were constantly kept up to date.
At our strategy meeting, with our Auctioneer, Anne presented us with an offer that was so close to the price we were hoping for. The buyers were contacted, and the result an offer that we were happy to accept and bring the Auction forward.
We trusted Anne to achieve the best result for us and would not hesitate to recommend to any prospective sellers—you will not be disappointed!”
Mike and Symone Sutherland-Macleod
“Now I just want to repeat what I said about being delighted with the outcome of the Auction and what you have done for us. I know that you spent a great deal more time on selling our place than you would have done for “ordinary” clients and I am especially appreciative of the time and support that you have given to Hazel during what has been a difficult time for her. Also having to communicate with two people in separate locations can not have been easy at times.”
“ Selling a home is not easy. I was lucky that I had Anne by my side
My home sold at Auction for more than the offer previously received from an interested buyer. The same buyer bid more at the Auction and successfully out-bid his competition. Auctions are the way to go!
Anne is professional, clear thinking, honest, pays attention to detail, listens, keeps in contact, has a good area and property knowledge. Always immaculately dressed. Thank you, Anne, for everything!
“We met Anne a few years ago at an open home and she has kept in touch with us since that time. We were struck with her honesty and openness. Over the past few years, she was always happy to come along and give us an update on the market value of our home.
During the process of selling our home, she was a fabulous communicator, keeping us informed by the minute as to what was happening. This was very reassuring. She has always been very level-headed and very competent.
Having already bought our next home “under the hammer”, we were under pressure to sell. In as much as we did not sell for our “dream” price of $700,000, we had time to listen to the market. On the day of the Auction, we did have numerous buyers attend and bid and we chose to accept the “market value”.
Thanks, Anne! You made the sale of our home as stress free as possible!”
Dennis and Sonya Wright
“Thanks for everything you have done in the last few weeks. It has been really easy to work with you and also to know that you can trust someone in your house. That made me feel so easy leaving the house open every weekend.”
Brent and Rachel Ballantyne
“Prior to us returning home to Indonesia, we were referred to Anne by a friend of ours. We met her prior to leaving as well as attended another one of her Auctions.
We returned to New Zealand in January and asked Anne for an appraisal on our investment property as well as her advice on how to achieve the best result, both in presentation and marketing strategy. We returned home in the faith that we could trust Anne with the sale.
It has been a pleasure to have Anne as our partner in the sale of our property.
From the initial meeting she has shown nothing but top class professionalism and great support for us. The marketing process of our property was a smooth and very successful one, and we must thank Anne for her great work.
Thanks again for everything, Anne”
Ted Djojo and Nani Notososoegondo
“Before we met Anne we were determined to go with another agency.
But once we met Anne and she presented her plan of sale to us we proceeded with her with trust and confidence.
During the sale process Anne was constantly in touch, helpful, reassuring and positive. Thanks to Anne, we sold our house above expectation and have already recommended her to others.
Anne is amazing, we look forward to dealing with Anne in the future.
Larry and Adelle Dicks
“Good evening Anne
Here is a few words of appreciation for the way you worked with us and the end result of our property sale.
We have nothing but praise for Anne for the very professional way she handled the marketing of our property. This was our first experience of selling a house and Anne was nothing like we expected of a real estate agent. She was very sincere and in touch with us almost daily and did a lot of work which we are sure she did not have to do and more importantly, she was very honest! Our house was sold within four weeks of signing with Harcourts and we are very happy with the result. We now consider Anne almost a friend and have no hesitation in recommending her to any potential clients.
Thanks again Anne, we are still smiling.”
Ron and Rose Lowe
“Thanks again for everything you did to help with the sale of our home. We are both thrilled with the outcome and we could not have asked for better !
We first met Anne in January 2015 to obtain an appraisal for our home. At the time we weren’t quite sure when we wanted to market our property but from the beginning Anne offered sound advice and support with no pressure to list. Throughout the year she kept in touch and when we finally decided the time was right we had no hesitation in entrusting Anne with the sale of our home.
From the moment we started the marketing campaign we were very impressed with the level of professionalism, her hard work to ensure our property was marketed to as many as people as possible through all available channels. From that time on we received constant feedback so that we always knew what was happening and how our home was viewed.
Our home sold within a very short time frame and for an amount that far exceeded our expectations and we have no doubt that Anne played a big part in that as from the outset she showed that she was passionate about our home and it reflected in the level of activity.
For that reason have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone wishing or thinking of selling their home. Anne cares very much about the outcome and guides you through every step with honesty, kindness, efficiency and professionalism”
Neville and Karen Ford
“Bought through Anne, Sold through Anne and bought again through Anne”, surely this says it all!?
I would have been lost without Anne’s consistent help, the whole “house thing” is too huge for mere mortals like us, we need super heroines like Anne to save the day, again…and again!
Thank you Anne, we’re almost settled in…….again, thanks to you, love Peter and boys”