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Cathy's 27 years in the Real Estate industry and over $150 million dollars in sales is testimony to her skill and proven ability. Consequently she has an extensive data base, many of whom she knows personally and a referral network that had been generated through years of positive feedback.
As a local resident, she covers the Eastern Suburbs from Remuera and Ellerslie to the Eastern Bays, but has become a recognised specialist in Meadowbank, Orakei and Remuera.
Sincere, passionate and diligent, her friendliness and enthusiasm is infectious.
Cathy and her family live in Meadowbank where she remains committed to her neighbourhood and local community.
What an absolute pleasure it was to sell our home with you Cathy!
Your most valuable skill from my point of view is that you listen. We revealed that we had been disappointed before in our experience of selling real estate and in particular the auction process. I was sceptical and remember challenging you – why do we need you?!
You were from start to finish the ultimate professional – even with the knowledge of what had happened on previous occasions, you didn’t try to win points by blaming or shaming anyone, nor tried to ‘talk us into’ or ‘talk up’ the auction process. Instead you quietly explained the options we had open to us, exploring the pros and cons of each, then trusted us to make the decision that we felt was right for us.
You made the decision easy. In the end it was definitely you and auction! You delivered on everything as promised throughout this process. Although we had done this many times it was by far the most relaxed and happy time. You kept us informed each step of the way – nothing too time consuming but the personal touch with phone calls and notes, along with the more formal feedback left us feeling the relationship with us was important to you, not just the ‘sale’.
The team at Unlimited Potential were also very personable and it was evident in the visit we paid to the office that the values of the company are in the people they choose and in the support they offer their team.
So a huge thank you to you, for helping us achieve our goal. We can highly recommend you to anyone who is selling their property. They would be so fortunate to engage you!
With warmest regards,
Cathy is a breath of fresh air. She has a friendly enthusiastic personality while remaining totally professional. She made every effort to present our home at its best to prospective buyers. Communicated frequently and promptly and gave me what I found to be sound information regarding any of my queries or those of interested parties. I could not speak more highly regarding the experience of dealing with Cathy and Unlimited.
Hugh and Robyn Campbell
32 Allen Johnston Pl, St Johns Park
Our pleasure to officially acknowledge your dedicated work and professionalism on behalf of the Campbell’s. We are the fortunate beneficiaries of your impeccable UP principles, applied in practice with brilliant results.
We, theCampbell’s experienced the excitement and euphoria under the UP banner with Ronald Lim and Cathy Smith. They definitely lived up to their name of ‘UNLIMITED POTENTIAL’. They positively SOARED in their meticulous marketing campaign, home staging, aerial drone shots of the property, sharp photography... we sold after the first ‘open home’ weekend for an outstanding price.
So why do the Campbell’s recommend that you use the UP sales team and Ronald and Cathy when selling your home? In 5 reasons:
1) “Not too big”, so connected to both buyer and seller.
2) Total undaunted “commitment” to their task
3) A rare “listen and understand” skills set, so vital in the cosmopolitan Auckland market.
4) Savvy negotiating strategies with an enviable karmic calm approach.
5) Ability to view the world “outside the square”.
All of the above, with a competitive commission structure and attractive incentives, so ably supported by a professional management team and a gifted technical support crew, generating a genial team atmosphere.
Danielle, Leon & MacKenzie George
We have recently purchased a new home via Jennifer & David in the Herne Bay Office and sold (today!) via Cathy in the Remuera office and we just wanted to say - thank you! and to take the time to give you positive feedback on our experiences!
After a pretty crappy experience with another firm in the purchasing process for another home (so fair to say we were feeling less than fabulous about real estate agents) - we were lucky enough to meet Jennifer at an Open Home for a house that we fell in love with - we moved quickly to an offer that same day and Jennifer handed us over seamlessly to David that evening as she had prior commitments (it was the All Blacks we understood) and we had reached an agreement with the vendor by 10am the next day.
They were both informative, helpful and worked around our family dynamics - a toddler & a husband that works shifts.
We were already pretty clear in our mind that we were likely to go with Cathy as we had met her 5 years previous when we were looking for a home in the Meadowbank area, and she had always stuck in our minds as someone we wanted to deal with - but after our experiences with Jennifer & David it was a no brainer for us, that we wanted to work with the team at UP and in our minds the value we perceived we would get was worth additional fees if necessary - we were quite delighted when we understood the UP fee structure.
Cathy has exceeded our expectations and has been an absolute dream to work with - even with a false start and a very pedantic purchaser!
Tonight we have posted our sold sign on Facebook and promoted our experience at UP - and to be honest the first time we have ever used our social media to promote a product or service - but our experiences as both purchasers and vendors has been so good that we are happy to recommend.
Cathy, David and Jennifer are huge credits to your brand and your team.
Mark and Denise Hopkinson
Recently we decided to sell our home in Remuera and as we were not sure who to use we invited three agents to present to us, one of which was Cathy Smith and Mark Ambrose from Unlimited Potential, who we chose due to their campaign strategy and feeling totally at ease with the UP team we met.
The whole process through to our auction sale was handled so well, making sure the property was portrayed as best it could to attract the widest audience of potential buyers. This included feature articles in both the Herald and Central Property Press along with continual updates with the details of interested parties.
Before the auction I said to my wife, regardless of the sale, the way the house had been marketed could not have been better and we knew we had made the right decision to use UP.
The auction recieved a great result and we can not speak highly enough of Cathy, Mark and the whole team from UP and have recommended them to several peope since.
Amanda & Bruce Howe- Nairobi Kenya
To Whom It May Concern
We recently had the pleasure of engaging Cathy Smith to successfully market and sell our Orakei property.
We first met Cathy some years ago when she was recommended to us by a colleague. We were impressed then, which is why when we decided to sell our property, we only called her.
As we are based overseas, we thought the process would be complicated and require constant follow up from us. However, this was not the case. Cathy was highly organised and provided timely and relevant communication every step of the way. Our property manager also commented to us on numerous occasions about how highly organised, approachable and available Cathy was.
This was the first time we had sold a property and Cathy guided us expertly with objective recommendations and advice. One was to have the property 'staged' which we believe was a solid recommendation which enabled us to well over achieve our 'dream' result at auction.
We can not recommend Cathy highly enough to market your property for sale.
Maurice and Diane Barton
St Johns Rd, Meadowbank-May 2012
To Whom It May Concern,
Cathy, we would like to thank you for the successful sale of our property in Meadowbank this week.
Cathy Smith was personally recommended to us as an experienced agent in this area and from the outset we were very impressed by her professional and confident manner. It was obvious to us she had great local knowledge. After 17 years living in our home, she certainly allayed any fears we may have had about the whole sale process.
Cathy handled the marketing of our property with superb efficiency and in a very focused and friendly manner. We were regularly updated with weekly reports, phone calls and emails and we found Cathy was always very approachable. We thought the photography and signage provided by UP was exceptional and on the auction day we found the UP team helped to ensure everything went smoothly for us in a very relaxed manner.
We would certainly have no hesitation recommending Cathy to future vendors and we wish her and UP all the best for the future.
Sr. Allison Macalister (Congregational Leader) Sisters Of St Joseph of Cluny, Provincial House
16 Archdall Street, Meadowbank-April 2011
To Whom It May Concern,
In April of this year, 2011, I met Ms Cathy Smith, Sales Representative for Unlimited Potential. We desired to sell our property at 16 Archdall Street, Meadowbank, Auckland. Cathy Smith was known to us from purchasing this property almost 25 years ago. We did not know whether she was still in the real estate business or not, so we did a short ring around, and were thrilled to discover that she was still in the business but with a new firm.
Cathy came to see us and we placed our desire to sell the property before her and asked for her assistance in doing this. We were swept off our feet by her expertise and efficiency. Within days our house was valued, inspected and placed on the market for Auction which we chose after consulting Cathy and following her advice.
As the leadership person of this Congregation and the one who had to make decisions, I would like to say that I found Ms Cathy Smith an excellent representative of her firm. She showed confidence and experience in an extremely professional and most cordial yet efficient manner. Her sentitivity to our needs was outstanding and her attention to details needed for a good sale were beyond expectation. Everything was carried out in a smooth, efficient yet personal manner. She was always available to us for whenever we needed advice and her knowledge of what was necessary was evident to the last detail.
If ever we had to sell again I would be searching her out as the appropriate and best person for the job because, being very unsure of how to go about the task of selling, I found I could rely on Cathy at every turn. Her skill and expertise is outstanding and her efficient and courteous manner was reassuring and trustworthy.
Our home sold for a price beyond our expectations and we are deeply grateful to her and the whole team from Unlimited Potential. I wish them every blessing and success in their work of helping people to buy and sell, and would have no hesitation in recommending Cathy and the firm she works for as a viable and professional group to entrust a property negotiation with.
Brian and Shona Bromley
75A Fancourt St, Meadowbank
Cathy Smith recently sold our property in Meadowbank.
During the campaign, Cathy was very focused on a successful outcome and achieved this in a professional and positive manner.
Her sales results in the area “speak for themselves”. We would like to thank her for her “can do” attitude and practical approach to selling and marketing our home. Passion and knowledge of the area played a major part in concluding the sale.
Many thanks Cathy!!!
11 Mt Carmel Place
Hi Cathy, I just wanted to personally thank you for your excellent service and the professional way in which you sold our late Aunt’s home.
Right from day one you had your finger on the button, you knew exactly the type of people who would be interested in the property, borne out by who in fact bought it in the end.
Your weekly reports were always very helpful and you treated our tenants (my sister and family) with great respect, in regard to checking if it was ok to bring people through outside open homes.
A fact I know they were very grateful of.
You and Unlimited Potential are a great company to deal with from a vendors point of view and I wish you happy selling in the future.
Thanks again for all you have done in getting us a sale.
83 Fancourt St, Meadowbank
To Whom It May Concern:
If you told me several months ago that I would be writing a reference for a real estate agent, I would not have believed you. Like many Kiwis I was a bit wary of the people in this industry. However, that changed after recently selling our home with the help of Cathy Smith from Unlimited Potential.
Being a family with very young children, we felt quite daunted by the stress of this experience. But Cathy was extremely understanding and facilitated the sale process around our family’s needs. Never once did we feel harassed or pressured.
Not only was Cathy an outstanding agent, but also we felt the graphics, signage and photography by Unlimited Potential to be far superior to any other agency.
Our story does not end there. Cathy not only sold our home, but also tipped us off about a new home she knew would meet our needs (despite it being listed by another agent for another company!). We now have a family home we love and will be happy in for a very long time.
So unfortunately we will not be able to provide Cathy with any further business in the near future. But we would be delighted if this reference influenced you to choose Cathy to market your home.
Simon and Andrea Perry
175 Meadowbank Rd, Meadowbank
In my experience, people are often quick to complain and moan about poor service, but slow in taking the time to say thank you for a job well done. So, to go against the grain, I’d like to take the time to highlight what a wonderful job Cathy and your team did in helping us to sell our home.
Being first home sellers in what can only be described as a fickle market could easily have been a stressful process. From the outset Cathy’s professional approach, knowledge of the market and self assured demeanour was head and shoulders above your competition and made us feel at ease (as much as possible anyway). Her communication during the open homes was always timely and clear and her management of the buyers leading into the auction from our perspective, seemed spot on.
On auction day, we were rapt with the final result. The UP team was professional and relaxed, allowing us the time required to make a decision without applying too much pressure. Selling our home under the hammer was a dream outcome and has now given us the freedom to make our next move in the property market.
Once again I’d like to thank Cathy and the UP team for delivering a professional and timely service.
Kathryn White and Anthony Thornton
To Whom It May Concern,
We can highly recommend Cathy Smith of Unlimited Potential Real Estate. With the added complexity of being overseas vendors Cathy understood our requirements. She was in constant communication, provided a thorough appraisal and an excellent marketing strategy. Combining this with her enthusiastic and hardworking ethos resulted in a final price at auction exceeding our expectations.
Troy and Janet Churton
11 Kinder Pl, Meadowbank
We had regularly observed Cathy commanded a greater agency presence in Meadowbank than most. We knew she lived locally and knew the selling points of the area. That depth of local understanding coupled with the advertorial power of the UP agency brand was important for what we had available to sell.
Her reporting and campaigning was tenacious yet warm-spirited. There were times she was working late into the night to report to us with progress on off shore counter proposals.
We recommend her to vendors who appreciate an agent with a firm service ethic.
Jill and Neil Hanson
We are writing this reference to advise you of our utmost pleasure in having appointed Cathy as our Real Estate Agent to sell our home in Meadowbank.
We had known of Cathy’s expertise and professionalism especially in relation to her knowledge of Eastern Bays property and had no hesitation in appointing her. From the outset Cathy presented herself with the highest aplomb; she conducted any meetings in a professional yet friendly manner; she kept us informed every step of the way by way of progress reports, follow up calls, meetings and emails. She listened to and actioned where necessary any comments, suggestions, doubts and thoughts which we conveyed to her.
Cathy worked tirelessly to achieve an extremely satisfactory sale result for us and we would unreservedly recommend her to any potential vendors/purchasers.
Rachel and Cathy are thorough professionals who know what to do and achieved a great outcome for us. We would recommend them to anyone selling their home.
169 Meadowbank Rd
When it came to choosing the right agency and the right person to sell our home, we did our research and found that Cathy was perfect for us.
She has a reputation of being the best choice for selling a home in Meadowbank and it’s surrounding suburbs. She has great local knowledge, as well as relevant interested parties as contacts. This gave us the extra 10% we were looking for.
As it turned out we had our house signed and sold an hour before the first open home, saving us time, hassle and money! I would not hesitate to say to you that Cathy is a great agent, she is considerate, hardworking and she gets results....