From the initial appraisal, through to planning a marketing a campaign, staging the house and organising the photography and advertising, Carol worked tirelessly to ensure I could achieve the best result possible in the sale of my property.
I was kept informed through every stage of the process, getting viewer feedback regularly. Carol was amazing with following up after open homes which ultimately meant the people most serious about purchasing were in the auction room on sales day.
My house sold under the hammer, providing a great result well in excess of what I imagined my property to be worth, after just a three week marketing campaign.
Carol was also instrumental in helping me find my next long-term home. She listened to my requirements regarding property location, size and price point and arranged viewings of properties that were yet to come to market.
Within a week of selling my home, Carol had shown me through my ideal next property and guided me through an incredibly competitive bidding process, allowing me to secure a great home in my dream location.
As both a seller, then being a buyer I could not have asked for more professional yet personalised service where Carol worked extremely hard to ensure great outcomes in both homes transactions.
I highly recommend Carol Dovey as an agent who listens, knows the market and always has your interests as her top priority. Thanks Carol.
I would recommend Carol to anyone who wishes to sell their home. If Carol wasn't available she always came back to me when she was free. I was happy to Auction my home and even though I didn't sell at Auction, after our next Open Home we had three contracts. In two days time my house was sold.
Carol always kept in touch.
The information I was given before and during our marketing was very satisfactory. Even though Carol had many more listings to care for, she took it in her stride.
I am certainly a happy Vendor.
Mahoe Street, Matua
Being a first home buyer and single mum Carol made my first home buying experience a memorable and smooth transition.
With Carol's expertise and genuine knowledge for the market I was able to securemy first home.
Her communication was clear and always quick to answer my queriesno matter how oftenI'd phone throughout the process.
Ngatai Riad, Bellevue
We have had the privilege of having Carol Dovey as our real estate agent in the sale of our home and the purchase of a new home.
Along with her professionalism we have been very grateful for her friendliness, and her care and empathy, throughout the process.
We found ourselves in a very stressful situation over the sale of our property but Carols optimism, her perseverance, and her positive attitude helped immensely.
Throughout the process her communication has been open, honest and informing, and Carol made herself available to answer any, and all, inquiries at any time. Carol has been generous with her time.
In the process of purchasing a new property and preparing us for the auction process Carol has been first rate. We have been well-informed throughout, and this led us to a successful outcome.
Carol is a part of a very effective real estate agency led by Gordon Stewart who was positively and empathetically involved.
Carols bubbly personality and good humour have certainly been appreciated during this pretty stressful time. Her positive relationship building has been another aspect of Carol that has been substantially beneficial.
We have no hesitation in recommending Carol as a proactive and trustworthy real estate agent.
Stable Way, Brookfield
What a pleasant easy ride we had selling our home in only 3 weeks involvement with Carol Dovey, whom Bob had meet earlier through friends readying themselves for their sale.
She is an absolute delight and made the process plain sailing for us. She felt like a family member, very bubbly, kind and efficient. We were totally relaxed and shared lots of laughs and scones for morning teas.
Auction day both Carol and Gordon excelled themselves with the handling of things, us especially! Encouraged us to keep things going and succeeded.
We highly recommend Eves, especially Carol, in their expert involvement over those 3 weeks and on Auction Day and since
Levers Road, Matua
Carol Dovey is the perfect mix of tenacious and caring. When youre making such a big financial, personal and emotional decision as buying or selling a house you want someone you know you can trust Carol is that person.
Being very particular finding a home to meet my requirements took several years but Carol stuck with me, keeping in contact about houses coming to the market that might suit and she was successful in finding me a home that exceeded my expectations, which was no mean feat!
I recommend Carol to my family and friends without hesitation (she has now helped my parents buy/sell 2 houses) as finding a real estate agent you can trust, like Carol, is a rare thing.
Upland Road, Brookfield
Yes, thankyou Carol we have come back down to earth.
What a massive result.
We can't thankyou enough for successful sales of our two rental property's.
Also huge thanks re your sound professional, logical advice, particularly around presentation of properties
and staging, which helped with open homes and photos.
We are both over the moon with results and have no hesitation in recommending you to all and sundry!!!.
Ngatai Road, Otumoetai
Living in Australia and wanting to sell our NZ home we were referred to Carol at Eves Tauranga. Following initial discussions with Carol we decided to list our Papamoa home with Carol and Eves.
We liked her honest, and upfront approach and decided to follow her recommendation to sell via Auction.
Carol worked well with the tenants and no issues were raised during this time to complete a successful marketing campaign.
Pre-Auction Carol was there to help us with every step and the information provided was informative and accurate.
This property was in Papamoa so I worked with the Papamoa team in this instance. As it happened, another agent came up with the best buyer on auction day and we sold for a very happy price for the vendor.
Team work is important.
On Auction day, Carol and her team advised us how to get the best price possible, and they achieved a result which was extremely satisfying!!
Having Carol working for us was a breeze, she is down to earth and easy to do business with and we are most appreciative of all the effort and hard work she put into achieving the Best price possible for us and our family.
Many, many thanks!
The Boulevard, Papamoa
We met Carol when trying to purchase a property in Tauranga when we lived in the South Island. We found her friendly, efficient and forthright. We didnt know the market in Tauranga at the time so appreciated her candid advice while entering the market.
When we decided to sell sometime later, Carol was the obvious choice.
Once again distance posed a barrier and we trusted Carol to keep us well informed which she did. We were unsure of how to price and market our property but Carol took care of that while giving us good honest feedback about our expectations and potential issues. We at all times felt fully informed and never bullshitted to.
The marketing package provided showed our house in its best possible light and once again
Carol talked us through how to manage our tenants so that they felt involved and considered in the process and hence helped present the property to its fullest.
Our property not only sold quickly but we got a price well above what we had hoped for. We would highly recommend Carol to any potential vendor thinking of selling.
Burrows Street, Tauranga South
A local property management company I have affiliation with recommended me to these owners in Auckland
wishing to sell up.
The tenants were in the process of moving out and the property was looking rather tired and scruffy.
There was also the difficulty of an extremely steep driveway to over-come.
I recommended a few maintenance jobs be done, also home staging.
The transformation was truly amazing!
The professional photos and ensuing interest would never have reached the achieved price without these adjustments and attention to detail. I was over-run with buyers which resulted in a multi-offer far exceeding the owners expectations. Multiple offers in our company are always presented by our managers so everything is totally transparent.
The staging company was Stage M
Philomel Crescent, Welcome Bay
Alex and Tina lived in Auckland and had their property in Jude Place rented.
At one point I had a buyer specifically looking to purchase in this area so I did a mail drop to search for anybody contemplating selling. The tenant passed on my flier and Alex replied and though he wasnt interested in selling at the time was happy to be added to my data base whereby I send out what is happening in the Tauranga property market monthly.
They were keen to sell privately but after a few discussions realised they were better off using a professional. We agreed to stage the home to get the best possible outcome and proceeded with the sales process. On auction day, there was no cash interest in the auction room so we priced it at a selling price not a negotiating price! Reserve was $700,000 and we achieved a sale within the week.
The offer was actually with an agent from another company. Not all agents are happy to do this.
My personal belief is we work to get the best result for the vendor, wherever that interest comes from.
Jude PLace, Brookfield
Carol had sold a property of ours in 2018 so when we wanted recently to list our property on the market, Carol was the obvious choice for us.
Carol has consistently shown competence, diligence, and knowledge of the market and has regularly kept in touch during the process which on all occasions provided excellent results for us.
While they both were scheduled on three week campaigns to go to auction we were briefed on the process and walked through on the day.
One sold after auction and the other resulted in a pre-auction offer that was handled professionallyand discreetly resulting in a sale price we were happy with.
Knowing that there was keen interest she held open homes both Saturday and Sunday resulting in a very high level of market exposure. Post auction follow through has beenthorough also.
Knowing we were also looking for a new property Carol helped us negotiate the purchase of an ideal property that met our brief, before the preferred property was exposed to the general market and this made for a smooth transition of our situation.
Carol also sold our daughter a house after hunting for about 6 months, which has worked out extremely well regarding the strict criteria she was hoping for.
Townshead Crescent, Bethlehem
Grandma was now under pressure to secure a property to fit the new budget and the extended family of 3 adults and 8 children.
This was no easy ask and there didnt appear to be anything available. I sent an email out to my many fellow salespeople with an urgent need for help.
The massive size of our team enables us to draw on huge resources. A Bayleys PA saw my plea for help and suggested a potential property we had not yet considered. We quickly viewed the property and decided it was perfect and we then endeavoured to achieve finance to bring it all together.
This was no easy task due to many circumstances. However, we managed to reach a successful conclusion and the family love their new home.
Over this period at times I felt like the 12th member of this loving family.
Inverness Drive, Pyes Pa
I first met Carol, on a rainy day in May 2018 when I visited an open home she was hosting. As soon as I walked in the door I noticed how friendly and down to earth she was, including a few jokes and a great sense of humour!
I was living in Auckland at the time and was visiting Tauranga on the weekends whilst looking for a house to buy.
My circumstances were not the norm where I didnt know the exact timeframe in which I was going to be in a position to purchase a property.
Carol was very, very knowledgeable, patient and understanding and no question was to much for her to answer.
I consider myself very lucky to have had an agent like Carol to work with as although I had owned properties previously, I hadnt purchased a house on my own so it was a slightly daunting process for me.
Carol kept in contact with me and touched base every now and then with properties that may have been of interest, she also went out of her way to show me through numerous properties.
Finally in November 2018 I found a property I REALLY wanted to buy and it was going to sell at Auction. This whole process was also slightly daunting for me as I had never bought at auction before either.
We had numerous conversations and Carol was always happy to listen and help me with any questions I had, and to get things all in order to bid at the auction.
She went far beyond the call of duty and it was a pleasure to work with her I ended up purchasing the property and it was a great experience for me, and I would definitely encourage buying at Auction as its so easy and straight forward too!
Thanks so much Carol!
I have known Carol Dovey for 18+ years in both a professional capacity and as a friend.
Carol and I worked as colleges in the Sales Industry 18 years ago which lead to a long time friendship of what we Class as old friends.
Carol has acted for me both as a purchaser and vendor and made the process work and arranged many viewings around my
Hectic schedule making the sale and purchase very easy and stress free.
When I was looking at purchasing a house 3 years ago in Tauranga Carol was the obvious choice for my Real Estate Agent.
Carol makes the process very simple and is very proactive without being pushy as agents can often be.
Carol takes time to understand your desires, needs and of course budget taking the time to source a suitable property. Carol provides great feedback
After hosting open homes and keeps you updated on all enquiries even if your property was discussed and not viewed.
I could not speak highly enough of Carols work ethic and professionalism as a Real Estate Agent and would recommend Carol
As your agent. If you want results you want Carol Dovey.
In 2019 I met Carol through an open home. Since then she has helped me to sell my 2 bedroom home and buy a newer and larger home. This process was complicated as I was combining extended family and a business and our needs were very specific.
Carol both listened and understood my situation thoroughly. She was very goodat communicating and understanding, and kept me in the loop every step of the way.
Carol took the list of what was required and showed us appropriate houses instead of 'anything out there.' This made the process simpler and personal.
Carol was friendly, approachable and dedicated to her job and mission at hand.
I would personally recommend her to anyone for either buying or selling a house.
P.S. Our new house is lovely and best decision I have made.
A friend of mine referred me to her parents when they were wanting to sell their investment property. It was in a line of flats on a very busy road. We secured an excellent result from a multiple offer.
Vanessa received a $500 Prezzie card for the referral. I have also made a new friend of the purchaser who was buying for her over-seas daughter.
Cameron Road, Avenues