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To prospective buyers and purchasers that want to have an exceptional experience and partnership through to a successful sale or purchase of their properties, I have no hesitation at all in highly recommending Deborah (Debbie) Laidlaw and Shane Laidlaw. From the time we found their mailer in our letter box to the completed sale I found them to be nothing but experts in their field and totally professional and of high calibre to make the experience totally un-stressful and fun to be round. I wish them all the success in their profession in to the future. Thanks Debbie and Shane.
Jeff and Sandy
I wish to take this opportunity to express my grateful thanks to you both for the sale of our mother Clasina Steens' home at 24 Korowai Street. Your enthusiasm and professionalism from the outset of your introduction to her property was impressive and was greatly appreciated in what was a difficult time for us as a family coming to terms with the end of an era after many happy years as the family home. The level of communication that took place throughout the marketing meant a great deal to me and enabled me to liaise confidently with all the facts in place, with the other members of the family. In what is recognised as a difficult market, your recommendation to market Mum's property by public auction certainly proved the right one. Open home attendances and agent inspections, from the outset, far exceeded my expectations and obviously drew those who were in the market to purchase, to the property in a shorter time frame than I would have expected. To have two unconditional offers presented at the end of week one of the official four week marketing campaign took me totally by surprise. The way in which the pre-auction offers process was conducted was, in my mind most professional and carried out in a totally transparent manner. Being kept informed every step of the way through what was very unfamiliar territory, relieved me of a huge amount of pressure and uncertainty and that the advice you gave to call interest, was indeed the right one. I can only say that the result of your recommendations was beyond my wildest dreams. Thanks to you both for making this a memorable experience but more importantly a successful and happy one. I wish you every success for the future.
Twelve years ago we bought two rental properties in Papamoa with the assistance of Shane Laidlaw who made this process extremely simple. Last month, twelve years later and situations changing we decided to sell these rentals and free up some capital - of course the first call was to the Laidlaw team of Shane and Debbie. They inspected each house before we went to the market and gave us very good advice on market presentation. Before we could even open the first can of paint they presented us with an offer that was good enough that we decided to sell there and then without doing a single bit of maintenance. The second house required extensive redecorating before we could offer it on an auction program. Once again Shane and Debbie presented us with a pre-auction offer that was too good to refuse. Two houses sold in two months with absolutely no hassles for us and total communication at all times from Team Laidlaw. To top it all off after both sales had been finalised they took us out to dinner - what a great finale! We would recommend Shane and Debbie to anyone who is either buying or selling.
Phil and June Pharo
Debbie and Shane Laidlaw were the agents that sold my mother's house. I met them when they were first discussing the marketing options available to mum and I found them completely professional and focused on the task. My mother's house was tied up in a less than straight forward trust arrangement and they successfully navigated this to the conclusion of a sale - at a good price in a difficult market. They showed utmost respect and sensitivity to her - she's 86 and they kept both her, myself, the trust lawyer and all other relevant parties informed at every step. I would have no hesitation in recommending Debbie and Shane to anyone considering selling their house, as not only good, focused and thorough agents, but lovely people to deal with.
As a first time buyer, and new to New Zealand, I was basically clueless about the formalities and finer points about buying a house here. But when Deb came on board she instantly educated me on the different types of home ownership options available to me. And after listening carefully to my wish list about what sort of home I wanted, she quickly presented many suitable options. And with a bit of tweaking it didn't take long for her to identify 'the one'. She happily worked around my availability, arranging viewings at times that suited my schedule. And when it came to the actual auction her advice and detailed explanation of the process proved to be invaluable and the result speaks for itself. Without a doubt I've actually enjoyed the whole house buying process, mainly thanks to Deb's perseverance, enthusiasm and good honest advice. I would have no hesitation recommending Deb to other home buyers.
My husband and I had the opportunity of working with the Laidlaws early in the year upon selling our home. I found them to be professional, without being pushy or overbearing. Deborah has wonderful people skills, while Daniel is an excellent listener. They are both very thorough, and always kept us informed, on a weekly base. These people make it happen, they not only sold our home, they found one in the right area and price range for us to buy. I would have no hesitation in using them again - for either buying or selling our next property.
Jo and Graham Clarke-Smith
Doug Uden and Christine Fraser would like to give thanks to Debbie Laidlaw for the attentive service provided to us in our search for an investment property. There has always been prompt response to our calls and all communication has been tops. Debbie presents as a 'friend' rather than a Land Agent, and has provided us with comparable sales of the area which has given us confidence in making an offer. We look forward to an ongoing relationship with Debbie through Eves in the future.
I just happened to be looking through open homes and found Debbie quite by accident. Her personality and knowledge of the market helped us with the purchase of our lovely home. She is friendly and happy to go the extra mile when needed and is always interested in making suggestions that may help with the purchase of a property. We have enjoyed working with her in the period it took to settle the purchase, also as an added bonus she has gone out of her way to introduce us to the neighbours. Thank you Debbie and your team for all your help.
George and Sharyn Sax
I would like to say how much my husband and I appreciated the Laidlaw Team in selling our home in 2006. They are very professional as well as been super friendly. They communicated with us very well and always kept us informed of what was happening. They were very honest and that we appreciated most of all. We felt we could trust them always and it was a great comfort. They come across relaxed and confident and we would have no problems in recommending them to anyone who wishes to sell their house. Thanks guys.
Geoff and Lynda Behrent
My husband and I have dealt with Shane and Debbie Laidlaw for many years now and recently with Daniel too. We have always found them to be fair and honest in their dealings with us. They have never been pushy with us and have always worked to get us the end result we desired. They have become friends and we would have no hesitation in using their expertise to help us in the future. They are highly recommended.
Marian and Gordon Wheatcroft
Debbie recently restored our faith in "Real Estate Agents in the Bay". From our first meeting at an open home to the successful auction day, we found her to be the perfect agent. She was knowledgeable, professional but not intrusive. Her degree of commitment and support was excellent and we would be most happy to seek her services again in either buying or selling a property.
Chris and Gary Bishell
Debbie and Shane Laidlaw of Eves sold my house for me. Through their patience and persistence I was delighted to get a fair price for it so I could fulfil my dream of buying a piece of land in the country. I am happy to recommend them to anyone who is intending to sell their property. Thanks Deb and Shane!!
Thanks heaps for your patience and understanding in helping us into our first home. We really appreciated your speed in relaying any information back to us and allowing us to view the house so many times. We have dealt with a few agents over the past few months whilst house hunting but none made us feel so well informed and comfortable throughout the entire process. Thanks again.
Gareth Burgess and Reannan Coe
I have no hesitation in recommending real estate agents Debbie and Shane Laidlaw to anyone interested in purchasing residential property. I have purchased, sold and viewed many properties with this great mother and son team. They understood my criteria in both purchasing and selling, were tireless in seeking opportunities and keeping me informed of their progress. The wealth of knowledge embroiled in the team meant I was confident with the suggestions in possible marketing angles, auction coaching and totally comfortable with all advice received in both sale and purchase processes.
Based on my own experience I highly recommend Deborah Laidlaw as a good contact for either purchasing or selling your property. Deborah listened carefully to us and found a suitable property which fitted all of our needs exactly. At the time I found other agents did not follow through or call back as promised, whereas Deborah always followed through. During the negotiation process there was no pressure and at all times Deborah made it her priority to give due attention and care to both parties. After the sale was complete Deborah followed through with assisting to coordinate building inspections and some building work that was required. There was no payment for this extra service, however the impression I received was that Deborah wanted to ensure that everything was in order and no party was left disadvantaged. In all situations I found Deborah to be honest with a high level of integrity and an agent that I would not hesitate to contract again.
We just wanted to thank you so much for all the wonderful work you did for us, and what an awesome land agent you are. You kept us informed about all aspects of activity going on with marketing and the favourable outcome. It was such a comfort to us being over in Australia, knowing that we had such a reliable, upfront and trustworthy representative working for us. We couldn't have wished for anyone better. Rest assured that if I manage to convince my family to move back over there, you will be the only land agent we would trust to find us a new property.
Val and Keith Girvan