What Linda's Clients Say

"Thanks again for such a great sale process. We have sold a couple of houses over the years and your work ethic and communication was outstanding. I would recommend you without question to others (as you were recommended to us!)"

Ben and Jen, Bayswater, April 2022

"We cannot thank you enough for the amazing job you did selling our house. Having made the mistake of buying unconditionally before selling, the market turned and we were quite stressed when we met you. 4 mths and no sale. It was a difficult job we gave you to sell our home. But you worked tirelessly in a professional and caring manner and never lost sight of the fact there would be a buyer and you would find them. It's such an important life event buying and selling a house. Moving home after 25 years is certainly a milestone for us. Thank you for making this a smooth process in difficult times. We really appreciate everything you have done."

Rob and Erica, Devonport, April 2022

"I used to think real estate marleting was about attendance, an agent turning up and handing out brochures. Linda and her team were committed to working tirelessly to prepare, market and sell our home using inovative and compelling marketing. From the beginning and well past the end of the sale process they went the extra mile to make the process streamlined and easy."

Tom Worth, Devonport, April 2022

"A fabulous way to end a superbly executed campaign. Delighted with the outcome and the opportunity to meet and work alongside such lovely people. We could not have made a better choice and are happy to be passing the reins to a lovely couple. Thanks to you all. You are simply the best."

Gay and Malcolm, March 2022

"Once again – Fantastic result and well deserved. Many real estate professionals attempt to make great marketing a differentiator, but you are one of the few that delivers an award winning performance and results!"
 
Ed Scanlan, Digital Trainer – Bayleys Realty Group, September 2021


"Congratulations on your success which is truly deserving to you after all your efforts and sincere support you have given to your work as well as all your customers! I’m certain that not only me but all other people find it so pleasant to work with you as a helpful and caring real estate agents and have the chance to keep in touch with you and Jacquie with such a great personality. We are always grateful to you as I have found the most suitable house for me, thanks to all your help.  I wish you good health, happiness and more success in your career! Thank you very much for everything."
 
Ha Truong , Angela, Andrea, September 2021


"Selling our beloved home after 36 years of blissful living in Devonport was a hugely emotional and daunting prospect. We hadn’t sold before. In 1985 we swapped our quaint bungalow in Ponsonby for a house on Church Street and never moved again! We weren’t even sure how to start…but fortunately we were given a recommendation. Little did we know what huge value there was in that. Linda and Jacquie have the X factor. One may ask what that is? They have a passion to do the best they can do in their roles as agents. There is ‘heart’ in what they do. They connected with us in a very personal and professional way, giving us confidence in the process and implicit trust in them. They showed a great deal of understanding in what was significant for us, and a kindness toward the buyers we hadn’t anticipated, but proved very important. They were highly organised and efficient in what was a complex and challenging task. Linda and Jacquie are very clever and creative in their marketing and go above and beyond every step of the way. They understand a personal approach is key to success. We loved this, as selling our home could not have been more personal."

Sarah and Simon McIntyre, March 2021


"We had an unusual request - we’d found a house we loved, being sold at auction by Linda and wanted to sell our house in time to purchase. That meant putting our house on the market within three days and going with a short sales campaign. Linda and team were capable and were up for the challenge and with their help we open-home-readied our house and were ready for market within three days.  With their help and access to list of prospective buyers, we had sold in less than two weeks - subject to us being successful at auction. Then we went to the auction and thankfully were successful! Throughout every step of this unconventional sale and purchase, Linda and Jacquie and their team were there to support us both professionally and personally. Their admin is super efficient and their personal emotional support is priceless.   We love our new home and are so grateful to Linda and Jacquie for their help in getting us here. We can’t recommend them highly enough whether you’re selling, buying or both!"

Paula and Graeme, September 2021


"I really wanted to thank you for all your help whilst we have been trying to buy a home over the past months.  Your professionalism, advice, and knowledge and overall charm made everything so easy, and the best I’ve ever come across in the industry."

Cameron Romeril, Devonport, August 2021


"We had such a positive experience selling our house through Linda Simmons. She and Jacquie went the extra mile to make it a smooth process. They were very organised, professional and thoughtful. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them both."

Stephanie Rockel, Devonport, August 2021
 

"We are so greatful that the selling of our cherished home was in Linda's hands. Not only is she  impressive and goes the extra mile when it comes to attention to detail, professionalism and communication but she is genuine and makes you feel like she is fully invested in the best outcome. She expertly navigated us through challenging times with lockdowns, open homes and 3 small children in the mix. Her presentation of our online video was outstanding, nothing was too much trouble and her superior communication skills made this a plesant experience for all. Thank you Linda, we know how lucky we are to have had you leading the charge."  

C.W. Devonport, July 2021


"When putting our family home for the past 12 years on the market, we enlisted Linda and Jacquie’s expertise to help us get the best outcome in a very fluid market. We found that they consistently went above and beyond to ensure a very thorough and smooth process. With their great communication and personable style, we were well informed and felt that our best interests were always at the forefront of their efforts. Linda and Jacquie clearly have a finely tuned sense of understanding the target audience. They then created a marketing plan for our sale that was strongly aligned to those buyers – and which paid dividends in terms of selling our home.   They are well organised, knowledgeable and attentive. We would certainly use them again in the future and we have no hesitation in recommending them if you want a personalised and tailored experience when selling your home. "

Debbie and Andrew, April 2021

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"Linda & Jacquie gave us everything that we needed when selling our house. Most valuable of all to us was their support throughout the whole process. The marketing video was outstanding, their help with our garden and interiors was top notch and their constant communications made us feel confident at every stage of the sale process. Thank you!"

June and Dugald, March 2021
 

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"We highly recommend Linda and Jacquie of Bayleys Devonport if you are considering someone to market your property.  They have supported us throughout our marketing campaign for the past two months and have themselves been supported by the wider Bayleys team including George Yeoman the Auctioneer and Julia their P.A.  We have been given wise advice on how to present our home and this was supported by a highly professional media campaign that gained international success in that our successful  buyer lived overseas.  This team came across as genuinely interested in us and our home and we received timely and detailed progress reports when it mattered.  All of these factors meant that the final auction of our property was less stressful than we thought.  Well done Linda and Jacquie we have already recommended you to our friends. " 

Clive and Kate Sinclair, Devonport, February 2021

 
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"Hi Linda and Jacquie , Just wanted to say thank you! I’ve sold a few houses before and this was definitely the least stressful. I really appreciated your strategising to hone in on the true market. I was pleasantly surprised going over the offers- it was actually fun! That was a first. It was great knowing that we got the best offer and the buyer who we felt was best fit - and that the runner-ups were keen and not far behind. Best case for all. Bit hard to let go of dad’s house. Really felt like we made the most of it."

Gina and Gus, January 2021
 

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"We want to thank Linda, Jacquie and Kathryn for going above and beyond to facilitate our purchase in Devonport during COVID-19 and Auckland Level 3 lockdown! Jacquie was our sounding board, guide and kept us sane during a very unusual process over a long period to secure the property. Kathryn worked her magic to get us into the property to view during this time, whilst ensuring with good humor we kept to the very strict COVID-19 process. Their professionalism was obvious from the time we met them and through this whole process over six weeks, but what stood out for us, was their hard work, humor and making us feel so welcome to Devonport. As purchasers they score a 12 out of 10 from us and we know when it comes time to sell, if they are still in Devonport (not having jetted off to somewhere exotic) they will definitely be our agents. "

Wendi and Iain, september 2020
 

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“Both my wife and I love historic homes and instantly recognised the Huia St property we have since purchased. The video including commentary from the architect grabbed us and we attended the first open home we were able to. We also kept a close eye on other marketing pieces which came out and just increased our interest in the back story of the property. What followed was a pretty lengthy negotiation process as we had some other affairs to tick off as part of completing the transaction. Just after going to contract Covid-19 reared its head which eventuated in the process going into the lockdown period. This naturally added further complications and stress for all involved. Linda was patient, and her communication was second to none throughout the process. I’ve worked with many agents and her ability to see differing points of view at a challenging time impressed me greatly. Her work ethic, which involved many an early morning, late evening or weekend chat meant that a transaction (which in the hands of most other agents would never been finalised) was able to get across the line. Thanks Linda!”

K&T May 2020
 

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“We are recently returning expat NZ'ers who have been (no doubt infuriatingly) indecisive about what exactly we'd like to buy... which means we have been at quite a few Open Homes hosted by Linda and Jacquie, among other Open Homes. Their properties always stand out. Linda has inevitably given deep thought into exactly what makes each property special and her excellent videos highlight those features. In fact, her videos are so good, we know several purchases have been made almost entirely on the basis of her videos.  They know great contractors who get houses looking their best - whether it be upholsterers, home washing, minor repairs, gardeners etc. Their work with a fab stylist means their houses are laid out to inspire you with what's possible. Even though they haven't yet sold us a house, they connected us with one of their lovely, recent vendors who rented our Nelson house during the Covid lock down while looking for her next home purchase. We will be renting a stunning house from one of their recent purchasers who is not ready to move back to New Zealand and wanted a reliable tenant. For both us, as potential future purchasers, and for their recent vendors, who went on to rent to or from us, this has been a much appreciated, unexpected service, which was not in their brief. Linda and Jacquie's breadth of experience, coupled with their sensible and kind style is so helpful during an inherently stressful process. Anyone working with them is in great, trustworthy hands. Many thanks for everything!”

Basia & Gerald, April 2020

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"Linda Simmons and Jacquie McDonald were the estate agents during our property purchase. We were impressed by their professionalism, excellent communication skills and their in-depth knowledge of the local Devonport market. Having seen their dedicated approach to their work we chose them as our agents when we came to sell. Linda and Jacquie, along with their wider team, worked together efficiently which made the sale process as smooth as possible for our busy family. We appreciated their thorough approach and strong work ethic. We happily recommend Linda and Jacquie to others."

R &A, March 2020
 

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Selling our home was a very personal task and Linda Simmons was the perfect partner for us. She and her team provides a great end-to-end process, they always had an open ear re our questions and needs, they were approachable anytime and great in communication. They think beyond and run with passion to make things work. They made it work that it suits us as their paying customer as well as working with the keen buyers - great management and balance act. Linda & her team comes with great value, proudness and are running for what they do. They make things work and are highly professional. They act consultative, caring, persuasive, are reliable and diplomatic. We are glad having them.  

G and R, February 2020

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"I had the pleasure of working with Linda selling our home in Devonport. We had a finite period to get our home sold (as we had bought another home) and we were selling during a surprisingly slow period in the market. Linda’s work ethic, acumen, grasp of marketing and ultimate love for what she does saw us achieve a great result (in trying circumstances). We got to know Linda personally through the process and my wife and I now count Linda and her husband as personal friends. I have great respect and admiration for what she does and her results speak for themselves. She is solution focused and achieves outcomes. She also understands that there is a natural buyer for each home and she endeavours to connect the right buyer with the home which is why so many purchasers end up delighted and then use her in the future. Jackie is an integral part of Linda’s offering and is an incredible support to the family throughout the process. Their skills complement each other perfectly. I would not hesitate to recommend Linda to others and have done so several times already since recently selling our home."

 Joe Biddles, Director, Thompson Blackie Biddles Lawyers, Nov 2019

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"We were looking to buy a house for a while, across a number of different areas. In some areas we felt that the agents were just running a numbers game. But in Devonport Linda and Jacquie took the time to understand what we were looking for and did more to engage with us. For example, they took us for coffee to explain the tender process and to understand what we were looking for. Even though we know the agents are acting for the seller, we didn't feel like we were being sold to and instead that they were trying to find a fit for both parties. This leaves us feeling very positive about our experience with Linda and Jacquie, and we would have a preference to use Bayleys in the future."

 Dylan and Lee-Ann Marsh, Sep 2019

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"Hi Linda and Jacquie, thanks again for the professionalism and the effort from both of you which led to the successful sale of our property, for a price we were very happy with. Right from the outset, your level of professionalism shone through, as well as your ability to understand our needs and keep the sales process moving forward which made it an easy decision to choose your team. We felt well guided in the choice of selling method, and tender was certainly the right approach for our particular home in this particular market.The fact that we had so many tenders submitted, with the majority well above the CV and market information website valuations is a testament to the sales process you followed and the effort and skills of both of you. Interestingly, in our selection process, your appraisal range was lower than both the other candidate agents, but the price you achieved exceeded all the upper appraisal ranges. All the best and thanks again"  

John Devine, June 2019

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"We met Linda and Jacquie a while ago when searching for a new house. We knew straight away that they were head and shoulders above all other agents that we have met. When we decided to list our house the decision to go with Linda and Jacquie was an easy one and we have not been disappointed . The Earlier this year my wife and I met up with Linda at a number of open homes in Devonport.  We were looking for a new home (downsize) and Linda had some great listings. Each time we met we really enjoyed the conversations and made a quick decision to ask Linda to sell our Devonport home. We have met many good agents in Devonport but Linda is a stand out, if you are looking for honesty, professionalism, EXCELLENT marketing credentials and a calm and relaxed and caring demeanour, then Linda is your best choice. We then met Linda’s sister Jacquie, the other half of a superb team.  There is nothing Jacquie cant do, she is well connected and was instrumental in preparing our house for sale and her follow up is second to none. Highly recommended sister act!"  

Richard and Barbara Atkins‚Äč, Mar 2019