“Over the four years we lived at 88 Francis Street, Ilse Evans continually kept in touch with us with local market updates and recent sales evidence and showed that she has the best knowledge and expertise of the Hauraki and Takapuna areas. For us this also showed that Ilse is a hardworking agent who uses the power of a good database to ensure she has contact with a wide selection of both vendors and buyers in our market. Ilse provided us with excellent pre—campaign advice regarding both marketing and house presentation, and during the campaign we know Ilse did an outstanding job of both attracting buyers and servicing their needs and queries. This ensured we achieved the best campaign process and an excellent outcome.

We would strongly recommend that Ilse is the best-placed agent in our area, and can only say good things about our experience with Ilse.”

Paul & Claire Steele, 88 Francis Street

“I phoned Ilse Evans of Harcourts Cooper & Co about 4.00 on a Thursday to see if she was interested to sell my property by auction. She made an appointment for the same time on the next day. At 8.45am on Friday a courier arrived with a pack which was beautifully presented. This was from Ilse who had professionally put together a complete plan with dates and activities required to sell my house. There was a booklet with comparative house sales in the area and a summarised positioning of where she believed my house would be, bearing in mind her researched properties. All costs and charges were available and explained. There were references and a token included – chocolate. This type of approach became a familiar thank-you of hers to various parties to the sale process as time progressed.

At exactly 4.00 on the Friday Ilse arrived with her manager and we progressed through the data she had sent forward to me that morning.

This instant, fully professional approach was just what I needed. Ilse presented quietly and got on with her explanations clearly and succinctly. I did not feel that there was any waste of time. Everything was specific and for a purpose. She made recommendations which were carefully explained and easy to endorse.

Throughout the whole auction process Ilse was courteous and thoughtful. She made every effort to be on good terms with and respect my tenant at the house that was being sold. She thanked them and rewarded them.

At every stage of marketing my property she made sure that all parties were aware of the auction process and everyone received regular email and phone communications. She was calm, and her experience in handling situations showed in all sorts of ways. Her high quality contacts, the photographer and auctioneer, proved to be valuable.

The property sold after just four open homes. The sale price was completely accurate within the band identified by her.

I would thoroughly recommend Ilse as a first choice for selling your home.”

Robin Chalmers, 10 Ewen Street

“Ilse was extremely professional and helpful throughout the whole campaign. She kept us fully informed and up to date. We had complete faith that she would do her best to get a great price for our home – which she did!! Thank you Ilse, we would highly recommend you to anyone.”

Shaun & Kylee Murphy, 29 Jutland Road

“Ilse is a consummate professional. After helping me purchase my house in 2013 (and keeping in touch every year on the anniversary of my purchase), she was the obvious choice when it came time to move on in 2016.

Her appraisal was spot-on, her advice in presenting the house valuable and she even went the extra mile by lending me her own towels to use for Open Homes and viewings.

House selling can be a stressful time but it was a pleasure to work with Ilse. The successful result was a great example of teamwork and Ilse’s leadership skills are exceptional.”

Rosie Richards, 3A Birchfield Road

“Thank you very much for all of your efforts in achieving this excellent result for the sale of my Mothers Unit. I would like to commend you on your professionalism, your management skills and particularly the way you kept me informed throughout the campaign. From first meeting with you and then receiving your introductory pack about your and Harcourt Cooper and Co’s sales achievements for other people in and around Takapuna and Hauraki it was very evident to me that you were going to apply your energy, passion for your job and professionalism to help my family achieve a great sale. As you know our objective was to ensure our old mum’s remaining years in Lady Alum home are financially secure and the excellent auction result has certainly assured that.

I must also congratulate Andrew who was extremely impressive as auctioneer and I thank him for his very professional and skilled approach.

Of paramount importance to me was the communication you provided all along the way. My wife commented to me one evening a week or so ago just how good it was to not only have your regular reports and updates but also the phone calls and emails that kept me up to date with where things were at and what needed to be considered. This was a real ‘stand out’ for us. It would be remiss of me if I didn’t acknowledge your great communication and people skills. Once again thanks for all your help – we are very pleased with the outcome.”

Mark, 1/27 Walter Street, Takapuna

“Ilse is professional, organized, and pays close attention to detail. She is committed to gaining the best outcome for her clients, keeps you well informed, and explains the process clearly. Thank you for your hard work and commitment – an excellent outcome for us all.”

Bev & Gordon, 129 Arran Road, Browns Bay

“We were most impressed with your professionalism and knowledge. You were able to advise us on the tricky problems of the Flats Plan and CCC. You were always very positive and encouraging. Thank you!”

Sue & John Monks, 14 Walter Street

“Ilse is a well-established and trusted agent in the Hauraki area. She lives, breathes and sleeps our Hauraki area in which she operates, and Colin and I hold her in very high esteem. She empathises with all parties concerned, is an excellent listener and people person, and is tolerant of strong debate with some of her clients!! Her marketing skills are so, so professional right down to directing the photographer, suggestions on staging the house, and dealing with the ‘midden issue’. She is easy to deal with. Harcourts are extremely lucky to have her as one of their team. Regarding our wonderful auctioneer Stephen Johnson – wow! What a great job he did. His management of the auction and feedback throughout was exceptionally outstanding. In the end we achieved the record for the sale of properties in the Hauraki area.”

Anne & Colin Andrews, 26 Pine Ridge Terrace

“Having unexpectedly purchased a property out of Auckland we needed to sell our house in Takapuna quickly. Faced with finding an agent we chose Ilse through a social connection, and have not regretted it. Faced with tight time constraints, Ilse provided practical and invaluable ideas for improving our property in preparation for sale. We were presented with a clear and concise timetable of events, and kept informed at all stages of the process. As we had a long standing holiday booked we left the country confident that Ilse would handle things in our absence. The end result was a fantastic auction outcome, far exceeding our expectations. We would highly recommend Ilse for her professionalism and honesty.”

John & Carolyn Caukwell, 27 Onepoto Rd

“Just a note to say thank you very much for all the very hard work you did for me. I did appreciate all the time you spent in getting the people to the auction. All the detail was really worth it. Thank you for your weekly reports. They were most helpful. It is very clear that you have a great partnership with Andrew and work so professionally together. Results that count not only for me but for yourselves as well. I certainly have no hesitation in passing on my recommendation to other prospective clients in the future. Once again I thank you so very much, and wish you well in future sales.”

Marie Harris, 1/36 Francis Street, Takapuna

“Thank you so much for doing such a spectacular job selling our house for us! You have been so calm and so professional and so easy to work with. Selling a house is so intense and filled with anxiety and emotion, but you have made the process a pleasure. Huge grateful thanks and appreciation.”

Sally & Guy Cousins, 1 Pine Ridge Terrace

“Ilse thank you so much for professionalism you demonstrated in selling our home.  Understandably the decision to sell was a major commitment for us, you managed our expectations and answered all our questions honestly. As a result we were confident in our decision and the process that followed. Your attention to detail is a key attribute, it is often the little things that make a huge difference, this was evident in your presentation of information as well as the suggestions you offered for the staging of our home. It can’t be easy understanding the mind of a potential buyer! Overall we were absolutely delighted with the service you offered, and your amazing ability to deliver on time.  Having said that, we have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone thinking of selling their home.”

Janice & Alan Hough, 1B Sydney Street

“Further to your successful sale of our house, we would like to thank you for your approach to the entire process. You provided useful pre-marketing advice and during the campaign you kept us very well informed.  We appreciated your ability to provide your viewpoint and advice which we believe ultimately ensured we achieved the impressive price that we did.
You worked hard and with other agents to ensure all buyers in the market were introduced to our property and when you presented a suitable pre-auction offer you then also worked fastidiously to ensure all interested parties were informed of the short notice auction that was to be held.  Your good work here provided further buyers at the auction and this enabled our sale price to be maximised with further bids.
Overall, we were very impressed and would use your services again.  We would also recommend your services to other vendors whom are in the process of choosing an agent.”

Paul & Claire Steele, 2/171 Bayswater Ave

“Having recently sold our home in Takapuna, we would like to thank Ilse Evans for the outstanding service she provided as our real estate agent. Her diligence to communication and completion of tasks during the campaign was exceptional. She was always accessible by phone or email, and prompt and thorough with all replies.  Ilse listened to our ideas attentively and offered appropriate advice and recommendations throughout the campaign and after the sale. During an intense week preparing our house to go on the market, Ilse dropped in every couple of days to offer advice and encouragement. This level of interest and support exceeded our expectations. We have no hesitation in recommending Ilse to prospective vendors.

Janine and Jarrod, 20 Waitemata Road

“I found working with Ilse a pleasure. She communicated with me throughout the process to ensure I was up to speed with progress. She explained the auction process thoroughly and was happy to answer any questions I had. After meeting her at Open Homes I was confident Ilse was the agent for me and would recommend her to others, especially in Hauraki.”

Emma Cleal, 23 Sydney Street

“I appreciate the tireless efforts you have made on our behalf, working to sell our home. Your initial plan and presentation to us was very thorough and that thoroughness continued throughout your dealings with us. The property was advertised in a manner most suitable to its needs and our feelings.  You ensured as many prospective buyers as possible were able to view it.  Your buyers were encouraged by you at just the right moments.  Your auctioneer was most effective and entertaining – just what we all needed to sell. Overall I found your thoughtful help and support just what I needed to get me through this difficult yet exciting and successful life change.”

Bronwyn Perry, 23 Walter Street

“We have no hesitation in recommending Ilse.  Ilse is very approachable, honest and reliable and has a good knowledge of the Takapuna area. Ilse marketed our property by way of print media, websites and open homes.   She presented weekly marketing updates and feedback re the open homes. Ilse is hardworking and very committed to her task. We were very impressed with Andrew North who auctioned our property and Andrew and Ilse are a great team. We would recommend them both.”

Alison and Brian Till, 24 Northumberland Avenue

“We chose to list our property on Northboro Road with Ilse as we had experience working with her previously as a buyer on a different property and liked the fact that she was approachable, knowledgeable and straight talking. With us being first-time sellers, Ilse kept us informed every step of the way, managed our expectations and was always contactable whenever we had questions. We would highly recommend selling with Ilse if you live in the Takapuna/Hauraki/Belmont area – as someone who lives locally, she really knows the area and how to market a property to the best of its potential. Thank you Ilse for all your hard work!”

Kirsty and Lloyd, 35 Northboro Road

“It gives us great pleasure to provide you with a reference. We are extremely appreciative of all of the hard work that you put into marketing and selling our property. This was our second attempt at selling this unique house, we believe that your attention to detail and determination made all the difference and ultimately achieved a successful result. Standouts for us were the weekly reports, the quick and responsive communication, and the honest advice and guidance you provided. You captured the true essence of this property in the photo shoot that you meticulously directed. It was clear to us that you and Andrew North work extremely well together during the auction process. We are just wrapped that after months of frustration we can now move onto our next challenge!”

Kathryn & Steve Darroch, 14 Bayview Road, Takapuna

“Ilse’s warmth and genuine professionalism, along with her sales record in our district of Hauraki made her an automatic choice. Ilse has her heart in our special community, evidenced by her involvement in community projects. Her presentation of our information pack was impeccable, as were her weekly updates keeping us informed of progress. The photographs she arranged for advertising our property were awesome, and we valued Ise’s suggestions for marketing. Whilst appreciative Ilse is very busy, she always made us feel we were the only people selling a property. Thanks Ilse, you’re awesome!!”

Colin & Anne Andrews, 2/15 Walter Street, Takapuna

“We just wanted to once again thank you for all your efforts in marketing and selling our property. We have bought and sold quite a few houses and dealt with numerous agents along the way, we were amazed at how efficient you are with the whole process from start to finish. You made this as easy as possible for us which helped immensely especially having the house on the market with two very young children. We really liked your professionalism, honesty and straight talking approach, we found you very easy to deal with. We were so pleased with the overall result, a quick three week auction programme and a nice big sold sticker on auction day with the best possible price for our property. You certainly did a great marketing programme targeting the perfect buyers for our home. We would have no hesitation in using you again or recommending you to others.”

Natalie, Jared, Kealan and Braden Mansfield, 88 Francis St

“Just wanted to say again “Thank You” for your awesome services as our agent.  We couldn’t have wished for a better outcome and I’m sure it came down to all the hard work you did at all hours of the day and night.  We really appreciated the extra effort you went to in the advertising (mailers etc) and your attention to detail on everything made the difference for us. Thanks again for helping us to live the dream up north!”

Ange and Ben Barker, 38 Francis Street

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