An absolute Hauraki expert!

In Hauraki we have a lot of great agents, but for us – Ilse was absolutely the right person to get our home sold. It was a long journey and she knew when to lean in with advice (and when not to!). Because of her many listings, her “inside knowledge” on the real buyers in the market was instrumental in understanding the dynamics at play. Thank you Ilse and Roz for getting us a great result.

Rozina has been a fabulous driver of our recent sale. She is honest, she is thorough, she is diligent, she is super smart and she was a great ally in working through our complex journey. Thank you for all of your hard work.

Erica & Andrew Beagley – 1/44 Northboro Road

Success in a very challenging market!

Selling our property in March 24 was always going to be a challenge given the challenges facing the residential property market. However, Ilse and Roz ensured the property was well presented, kept us fully informed during the sale process adapting the marketing to keep the property current and gave us confidence to trust in the process! Ilse knows the Hauraki market extremely well and is a first-rate problem solver and always remains calm and professional. We achieved a successful sale in a tough market, a credit to Harcourts and to Ilse and Roz, they will get results for you! 

Mark & Katrina Morgan – 2/7 Walter Street

Excellent and professional

I have found Ilse to be most helpful, knowledgeable and professional in her field. I have received nothing but the best service and guidance and handled all matters with care and integrity. I have no hesitation in using Ilse on the future or any who may be thinking of buying or selling a property.

Angela Loo – 17 Waitemata Road

Great experience

The team has done a great job shown persistence, professionalism with a realistic outcome in a very difficult market. We were very happy and look forward to working with Ilsa and Rozina in the future. 

John & Jacquie Barker – 2/35A Hart Road

Thanks for the sale!

Thanks Ilse, we acknowledge our listing hasn’t been the most straight forward for you. We have really appreciated your willingness and ability to manage tenants, buyers and nervous vendors! Thank you for helping us through the journey, (twice!) you have been awesome. 

Jodi & Sam Greenhalgh – 2/41 Northumberland Ave

Diligent, hardworking and unwaveringly positive

Had a great experience with Ilse and Rozina – was a long sales process but she was always positive and responded quickly to our questions and concerns and ultimately we got the outcome we wanted and will definitely use again if the opportunity arises

Hayden Schaw – 1/28 Hart Road


What an awesome team. From the minute we called Rozina and Ilse they were absolutely amazing. Their communication was fantastic, extremely knowledgeable, worked great as a team and we can totally understand why they get the best price in the area! Miracle workers. Highly recommend and would be happy to work with again 😊

Nadine & Tim Wong – 2/5 Elderwood Lane


2nd time around we have got Ilse to sell a house for us and as with the first time she didn’t fail to deliver.  Communication was fantastic, we were kept in the loop all the way through, loved the updates an hour after open homes have finished.  A very quick 3 week campaign which ended in selling at auction.  We were very pleased to say the least.  Thanks to both Ilse and Roz. 

3/30 Walter Street – Mike & Karen Whitehead

Experienced, Professional and Local

I have met Ilse before and knew she was a Hauraki local with tons of real estate experience under her belt so decided to approach her to market my property in Hauraki.

Ilse and her colleague Rozina guided me through the process of the campaign and kept me updated with the level of interest shown in particular attendance at open homes. I could not have asked for a better team in this current ‘challenging’ market and a ‘SOLD’ sign at the end of the Auction.

My thanks to all the team at Harcourt’s, Agents, Admin, Manager and Auctioneer who were involved and helped me with my sale.

1/92 Francis Street – Alyson Grandfield

Stress free experience selling our rental property through Ilse.

Ilse found several potential buyers within weeks and then assisted us to come to a negotiated sale over two days. Ilse’s skillful negotiating meant that there were few conditions from the buyer and we were able to conclude the sale agreement promptly.

1/17 Walter Street – Robert Douglas & Wai Seong Muir

Local agent, local knowledge, great.

When my mother recently moved into a retirement village Ilse was the first agent I thought of. She has worked tirelessly in the area making herself known. She has been terrific as we worked to sell my mother’s house. Living locally she really knows the area which is a huge plus. She is an excellent communicator, responding to phone calls and texts almost immediately, and the process went like clockwork. Thanks Ilse.

Michele Whitten – 16 Eversleigh Road

Excellent Ilse

Ilse was excellent – She is knowledgeable, determined, goes the extra mile, and continuously keeps you up to date and is available no matter the day or time. We are very happy with the service Ilse produced, and when selling with her you will feel like she is determined to get the best result for you.

Hamish Gard – 2A Spencer Terrace

Selling our much loved first home with Ilse

Ilse was an excellent agent in selling our first home. We were well informed throughout the journey about the property market trends, open home outcomes and ongoing interests from potential buyers. Thanks to Ilse, we sold our property fast in a tricky market. We would recommend her 100%!

Yoo Been Ahn – 1/344 Lake Road

An honest, hard working agent with good knowledge of the suburb.

Ilse was always enthusiastic about the job of selling our house. She has excellent marketing skills and along with a pragmatic approach to the state of the market, you get a ‘this is how it is’ feedback. This was essential because of the quickly softening market where expectations of sale price had to be confronted. We went through some highs and lows while selling our house, but Ilse supported us all the way through. We are happy with our results and believe a fair market price was achieved.

Bruce & Barbara Seaman – 8A Purchas Road

Ilse Evans, best Hauraki agent a great result

Ilse was an excellent agent selling our family home of 37 years. We were kept well informed throughout the journey through regular open home feedback and maintaining ongoing interests from potential buyers. Ilse under promises and over delivers. She is determined and she backs that up with great attention to detail and provides excellent communication. Thanks to Ilse, we sold our property under the hammer for a great result in a difficult market. We would recommend her 100%!

Bruce & Janelle Fox – 8 Riviera Place

Ilse delivered a great result.

Ilse under promises and over delivers. She is very determined, and backs that up with great attention to detail & excellent communication. The marketing strategy & execution was spot on! Our expectations were exceeded.
Many thanks Ilse!

Chris and Jane Reid – 3A Hororata Road

A great result at auction

Ilse was great to deal with, I was always kept fully informed throughout the process and her communication and expectations were very clear. Ilse achieved a great result for us at auction in a changing market. I would highly recommend her to others.

Andrea Wigg – 1/39 Jutland Road

Get the best results with Ilse

We are extremely happy we chose Ilse to sell our home. Her experience in real estate and her knowledge of Hauraki contributed to the amazing results we achieved, in an uncertain market. Ilse goes above and beyond in so many ways – her quick turnaround communication (even on her days off), her ability to whip up a tradie out of her pocket in an instant to fix or maintain anything while preparing for sale, and her tips on how to make your home (the product) attract the right buyers. Ilse is good at setting expectations and we loved her forthright honesty. We have absolutely no regrets and highly recommend her to others.

Greg and Mandy Neal – 10 Spencer Terrace

Highly Recommend

Ilse is a very thorough and conscientious agent. She has an extensive knowledge of the market in our area and got the result we were looking for even in a softening market.

Matt Harris – 21 Northboro Road

Faultless Professional Experience

A wonderful Professional Lady. Leaves no stone un-turned and ensures you understand all steps in the process of selling your property. Trust her to get the best results for you. We were very lucky to have Ilse go into bat for us. Very hard working and dedicated to her customers.

Everything on time. Everything taken care of. Excellent communicator. A great experience for us.

Allan Butt, 10 Francis Street

Ilse gets results++

I found Ilse to be professional, enthusiastic and knowledgeable of the local Hauraki area. In particular, Ilse’s attention to detail stood out from my experience with other real estate agents. She made sure every detail of my campaign was perfect. From tweaking the staging positioning through to the photo shoot and photo choices. Right through the process she communicated well with me ensuring I was in the loop at all times, nothing was too much trouble for her, at any stage of the process. The campaign turned out to be smooth and flawless. Ilse, I would definitely recommend you to anyone selling in the Hauraki area. You exceeded my expectations in all areas!

Angela Fisher, 29A Jutland Road

Top Real Estate Agent

The vendor was actually the Public Trust as administrators of my brother’s estate, but I was heavily involved with Ilse in the process.
I believe Ilse achieved the best possible outcome for the sale due to:

  • Market knowledge, particularly of the Hauraki area. (She had a better handle on the market than anyone else dealt with.)
  • Buyer contacts (Very important).
  • Hard work in promoting the property during the selling process.
  • Ilse is a very pleasant person to deal which makes the whole process so much easier.

Don Nicolson, 55 Jutland Road

Ilse was great from the beginning of the campaign right through to the sold stage. Her commitment to selling our property didn’t let up at all, and she communicated with us every step of the way so we were always sure of what was going on. The auctioneer, Andrew, was also committed to getting the best price for us on the day and achieved exactly what we hoped for. Overall, pleasing result and a professional, friendly service.

Comprehensive marketing and professional services with a transparent and friendly approach.

Tracey Roberts & Ritchie Buckley, 2/5 Charles Street

After buying and selling several properties around Auckland, we have just found out that not all estate agents are the same!

Seriously, if you want to sell your property, if you want to get things done right now in order to get the very best result, Ilse Evans is the person you need on your team to sell your house. Ilse was there every step of the way and went beyond what was expected of an estate agent. She organised everything incredibly quickly. And efficiently reducing a lot of the stress associated with selling your house.

Thank you Ilse for your kindness to my mother too.

Shaun Cato-Symonds, 2/43 Northumberland Ave, Belmont

A++ Professionalism & Communication. All i’s dotted and t’s crossed!

Ilse took us under her wing and coached us through the process of getting our property to market, presented to promote its best features and create all-important positive first impressions for all interested prospective buyers. The sales preparation tips were practical and very useful and the marketing effort was comprehensive with all details efficiently taken care of in a timely fashion, as scheduled.

Ilse’s communications were constant and thorough. We couldn’t have asked to be “kept in the loop” any better. The benefit of having the Harcourts network of professionals and their comprehensive marketing and administration machine powering along in the background ensured that awareness of our property was promoted across the North Shore and beyond, and ultimately, that we had several bidders registered on auction day.

This house has been our home for almost two decades and Ilse’s reassurance, understanding and guidance made the process of selling, a lot less taxing than it might otherwise have been. We would have no hesitation in recommending Ilse and her team to any Hauraki resident wanting to sell their property. You will be in very professional, caring hands.

Vicki Fowler & Jillian Fowler, 42A Francis Street, Takapuna

Our experience with Ilse is all of the preceding testimonies, all of which I have read and any could have been ours. Nothing is left unexplained. Nothing is left undone. Nothing is left to chance. Nothing is left to take care of itself. Always gets an agreement. Always gets a solution. Always on time. Always gets a sale. Always keeps in touch.

Ilse’s an incredibly focused professional lady. Ilse worked so hard for us. Even had an on site showing of our property less than half an hour before the online auction started. AND was on the phone with me every second of the auction too. And this during Covid level three restrictions. Beat that!

I recommend Ilse and her company to anyone who wants the best results possible.

Allan & Sandra Butt, 10 Francis Street, Takapuna

When our family decided to sell our mother’s home in Hauraki, there was simply no other agent we wanted. Ilse has a well-deserved reputation for professionalism, integrity, hard work, and results. Her knowledge and advice proved invaluable and an extraordinary result was achieved on schedule. Ilse’s communication throughout the process was beyond compare and I can only describe Ilse, Andrew and the management at Harcourts Takapuna as the “Auction Dreamteam”!

Neil Arnold, 11 Bayview Road, Belmont

“Shirley and I thank you for your efforts in successfully (and very quickly) marketing our home.
Frankly, we were taken by surprise at receiving an acceptable pre-auction offer before the first formal “Open Home” and almost before the marketing programme had begun.

We greatly appreciated your professional approach to the process and also the support you gave from our initial discussion to the completion of the paperwork.
Thank you also to Andrew for his efforts, particularly in explaining his approach to the auction process.
We will be pleased to recommend you and your team to other vendors.”

Gary & Shirley Stevens, 4 Harley Rd, Takapuna

“From beginning to end, Ilse was warm, professional, respectful, and very inclusive. We felt part of her team, and what a team it was! Incredible thorough, positive, always encouraging and Ilse brought a wealth of experience, local knowledge and expertise. She has the most charming and charismatic manner with people.

We cannot see how Ilse could have done more. The sales updates, communication, and strategic planning (including the auction) were well thought out, and her attention to detail was quite outstanding.”

Carol & Dennis Thornbury, 3/43 Francis Street

“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 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

“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