WELLINGTON REAL ESTATE AGENT REVIEWS
Melissa and Blair Curry, Wadestown and Plimmerton Heights
“Ben and Amanda, you have been outstanding from start to finish. You guys could not be further from the stereotype of a Real Estate agent and we are so grateful for all of your hard work.
We were immediately impressed with your integrity, knowledge, professionalism and sincere interest in doing the best job for us. You have such different personalities and in your business they work so, so well together. We loved the way you each used your particular strengths to support us and make selling our houses such a pleasure, and a huge success!
You gave us brilliant, considered, insightful advice for both the properties. We really enjoyed your excellent communication at every stage, especially the valuable open home reports. We still cannot believe you called every single person who attended!
We have absolutely loved working with you and it goes without saying that we would never use anyone but you to sell with in the future. You buck the trend because you really care about the people you work for and getting the best possible result for them. We would be delighted to personally recommend you to anyone, anywhere, who is thinking of selling.Thank you so much for everything!”
Rachel Wilson, Ngaio
Recently we had the pleasure of working with Ben, Amanda, Rebekah and the team. From the initial meeting to discuss the sale of our property, through the staging and marketing advice and final sale, we felt informed, supported and constantly in the loop of how everything was going. The professionalism of every member of the team, friendliness and commitment to getting the best sale for us, was second to none. We are delighted with the result they achieved for our family and the experience of working with Ben and the team. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them or work with them again. I can see how they have achieved the reputation they have and why they are so well regarded for the work they do. Thank you all for your hard work.
Russ and Ashleigh Duncan, Karori
” We were what you would call nervous sellers but from our first meeting, Ben, Amanda and Rebekah put our minds at ease. Their advice was honest, understanding and they were true professionals. Do not underestimate the value added from Ben’s experience in house valuation and Amanda’s eye for detail and understanding of the buyers mindset. Their team approach meant we always had someone on the end of the phone for our myriad of questions.
The end result was fantastic, in both the time frame for sale and price achieved. We certainly put this result down to the hard work and systems the Stevens team had in place. We cannot recommend them highly enough and wish them every success in the future. ”
Serena Joe, Hataitai
Thanks so much to Ben and Amanda for marketing and selling my home. Together, they make a great team! Amanda has an amazing flair and attention to detail in the marketing and staging of my home. My house looked amazing! This resulted in a huge turn out to the open homes and I was very impressed with the feedback and detailed open home reports that Ben provided. Ben’s experience as an agent and registered property valuer gave me a realistic price indicator of the true market value of my home and I am pleased with the sale result achieved. Ben’s problem-solving skills were excellent as he was able to calmly address issues as they arose and came up with effective solutions.
I highly recommend Ben Stevens and the team if you’re looking for an experienced professional, knowledgable and hard working team – the results speak for themselves.
” Ben and Amanda, we want to say a huge thank you for your fantastic work on the sale of our property. You were both completely professional, knowledgeable and helpful at all times. Preparing and selling a property can be stressful, but you put my mind at ease and were quick to help with recommendations and suggestions. Having a baby I do not have a lot of spare time, and did not need lots of stress, and your help meant a lot. I have seen your ‘For Sale’ signs all over the place, so know how busy you must be, but your communication was always spot on, and prompt. Never once did I have to chase, and in fact I got updates more often than expected, what a breath of fresh air!
I have dealt with a number of real estate agents, but I would say that ‘team Ben and Amanda’ are the best, and also most enjoyable to deal with. I am certain that the result we got on the Tender was as a result of listing with Ben Stevens real estate. I would definitely use you again in the future.”
Nikki Burnet, Newlands
“Once we had decided to put our house on the market we met with a range of real estate agents in our area, but Ben stood out head and shoulders above everyone else for us. His knowledge of the market and confidence in his valuation of our property made us feel like we were in excellent hands. His marketing proposal was tailored specifically for our house – not just a generic regurgitation of documentation that we received from other agents – and he was able to give us a clear indication of the types of buyers he would be seeking for our home – not just sitting back and letting the buyers come to him. During the two week sale period we felt that Ben and his team kept us well informed and worked tirelessly to get the best buyers through our door and at the end of the tender process presented us with a large range of offers that far exceeded our expectations (and his valuation!) – we were absolutely thrilled with the outcome and felt that from start to finish, Ben and Amanda genuinely cared about getting the very best results for us, which through an emotional process of selling our home is all we could ask for. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the Ben Stevens team to anyone looking to sell in the Wellington region.”
Robyn Goldsmith and Mike Frost, Khandallah
“Ben and Amanda turned our previous experience of agents upside down. This team is hard-working, responsive and on top of their game. Amanda wrote a great advertising script for our property that captured it perfectly. We appreciated Ben’s friendly approach, his prompt open home feedback and detailed reports during the week. We always had the sense that there was real action happening and we trusted Ben’s advice throughout the sale process. He is smart, knowledgeable, and an effective communicator who adapted to our needs all the way through. We have no hesitation in recommending Ben to others; he’s a genuinely nice guy who also happens to do a damn good job of selling houses. And how often can you say that?”
Peter and Elizabeth Russell, Karori.
Ben and Amanda were just the people for the job. From our first meeting to the final “thank-you’s” Ben remained energetic, sharply focussed and highly responsive. The campaign was well aimed at the right market segment and generated positive competitive interest. Amanda was meticulous in preparing the house to look its best for photographing and for viewing, and their recommended tradespeople for sprucing the place up achieved a great result. Their advice was up-front without any undue pressure. We have no hesitation in recommending them.
Mike and Anna Jefferson, Ngaio
“Our experience of selling with Ben and Amanda was fantastic. We decided to list our place with them as we had received very good personal recommendations for them from both buyers and sellers. We had never sold before and Ben and Amanda gave us amazing guidance, support and advice the whole way through, then ultimately achieving a great result for us. They are extremely professional, courteous and pleasant to deal with. We would have no hesitation in using them again and would definitely recommend them to anyone else looking to sell their house. The donation to kindy is the icing on the cake!”
Liam and Emily O’Keffe, Wadestown
“Sometimes you meet people that you just immediately ‘click’ with – people who you feel are on the same wavelength, who you immediately trust, and who you can completely relate to. Ben Stevens is one of those people. We decided to engage Ben to sell our house in Wadestown, Wellington, as a couple of years earlier he had valued our property (Ben is also a registered valuer.) At that time, we found him excellent to deal with, and gained confidence in his knowledge of the housing market, his personable approach, and the fact that he is definitely a peoples person. It was one of the best decisions we have made. Throughout the sales process, we felt completely at ease, in what would generally be a fairly stressful time. Ben gave us excellent advise throughout the sales process, and the interest in our property exceeded all expectations. We could not have wished for anything more, and we cannot recommend Ben highly enough. His attitude, approach, and overall property market knowledge is something we have not encountered in 15 years of buying and selling property.”
Rachael Boldger and Doug Millar, Ngaio
“Ben and Amanda are a fantastic team. We had been looking at houses for a while and were very impressed with what we saw when we went to some of their other open homes. They were well organised and professional at the same time as being relaxed and easy to talk to. Because of that we decided to list our house with them and we are we are very happy with the result. Ben did a great job negotiating for us and helped us to get the best possible price for it. He is a very hard worker; he kept us fully informed of the progress at all stages and fitted in around our schedule, even if it meant coming to our house in the evenings. Amanda was great at staging the home and wrote us a great ad which really sold the benefits despite being a walk up. We were really pleased with how they presented our house and we got a lot of people through the open homes.Ben and Amanda made selling our house as easy as possible. Selling a home is always going to be slightly stressful, but they helped us with everything from getting building repairs done to finding a great lawyer. I highly recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell property.”
Kelly and Yancy Hawkins, Paparangi
“Ben was recommended to us by ‘The Home Loan Shop’. My husband and I had an instant connection with Ben. We felt we could trust him, he was easy to talk to, and had ‘the skies the limit’ attitude. Ben gave us sound advice on what we needed to do to our house before it was ready for sale. Amanda skillfully wrote a description of our house. She also staged our house – another one of her talents. Ben kept us up to date with the interest in our home and our house sold within the deadline. Both Ben and Amanda made us feel at ease throughout what could have been a stressful process. We would unreservedly recommend Ben Stevens and his team.”
Stuart Macdonald, Melrose
“We had attempted to sell our upmarket home in Melrose privately, having been successful via this avenue before. However on this occasion we did not make much progress and turned to Ben who had sold the place next door. We looked around and compared agents and chose Ben because of his excellent knowledge, his focused approach to the sale and his very high level of professionalism. After a short deadline sale process we sold our home successfully via Ben. We were very pleased with the result, and with the overall process from start to finish.
We can confirm that Ben will work scrupulously on your behalf, will communicate openly and well, and will give you the support and advice you need. Ben is very experienced, highly motivated, flexible when it counts, and understands the market/sale process very well. He is well supported by Amanda and the team in our experience. We would recommend Ben unhesitatingly for anyone looking at selling their home, and will use Ben and the team again in the future when the need arises.”
Caroline and Jason Foley, Belmont
“I first met Ben when he was involved in property valuation when I was building my home – building is stressful but he put me at easy with his knowledge of valuation and about my investment. Three years down the track when I wanted to sell that home I found Ben had moved into real estate and I though what a perfect chance to pit his valuation skills against his selling skills….I am happy to say it was a successful gamble! The house sold within 3 weeks. Ben and his team did a fantastic job, constantly keeping me updated during all stages of the selling process; Along with really understanding the property market Ben is an outgoing guy who is very approachable, I knew that he would easily be able to handle all types of buyers. Even after the house has sold he’s still checking in to see how I’m doing. I would recommend Ben and his team to anyone who is looking to sell their home.”
“I do not normally provide feedback however the service which Ben & Amanda provided us was exceptional. Ben’s prior experience with house valuation and his genuine interest in ensuring that my husband and I had as stress-free experience was greatly appreciated. Amanda has natural style and gave us excellent advice on where to spend a bit of money and how to stage our home to ensure it was presented in the best possible light both for the photos and for the duration of the campaign. I believe without Amanda and Ben’s guidance and advice we wouldn’t have received the price that the house made and in such a reasonable time frame. We were very lucky to have been recommended Amanda & Ben and would happily do the same to anyone who asked.”
“We have bought and sold houses a few times over the years and can honestly say that our experience with Ben Stevens was one of the most positive dealings we have had with a real estate agent. Ben was knowledgeable and professional, but he also demonstrated genuine care and concern for our specific family situation. Our circumstances were not straight forward and Ben went “above and beyond the call of duty” to achieve the result we hoped for. He was compassionate and sensitive, but he also thought “out the box” to try to find solutions that would generate a win/win outcome for everyone concerned. We cannot recommend him highly enough. He’s a genuine good guy and an effective agent.”
“Ben and Amanda are a perfect team, with a perfect approach to selling. Amanda with an eye for detail and excellent marketing prowess and Ben with his EXCELLENT market knowledge, valuation experience, and easy going approach to selling. They put the hard work in where it counts, and take all the stress out of selling. A fair and easy team for any buyer to deal with, and really goes out of thier way to assist on both sides of the deal. Well done building a great team, and a big thank-you!”
“Ben and Amanda were fantastic. As first time sellers we didn’t know what was involved in selling a house but they put us at ease from day one. They went out of their way to help us at every stage, their efforts were well beyond the call of duty. Ben and Amanda were genuine and friendly, happily explaining everything and coming through with a timely sale. We would certainly recommend ‘The Team’ for a great result. Thanks again.”
“After trying to rent our house for a number of weeks without success we decided that selling our home could be an option that we should explore. We invited Ben to do an appraisal for us. We were surprised by Ben’s knowledge of both the rental and sales market for the Wellington region. At no point was he pushy and instead laid out the pros and cons of both selling or continuing to try and rent our home. Any hesitation we had about selling was put at ease with the extra confidence gained from advice given to us by Ben. We had a very short time frame to work to – realising this Ben pointed our what needed to be done to optimise our sale price. We were already impressed by Ben’s relaxed but professional manner but our expectations were exceeded when he arranged for Amanda to inspect the property prior to the photos being taken and also assist with the presentation of our home. Within one week of going to the market Ben presented us with 6 offers! This outcome was again a surprise and once again the advice from Ben was spot on when we finally agreed which offer to proceed with. To achieve the result we did in such a short amount of time was a great result and would not have been possible without the help of Ben and his team. We have no hesitation in recommending Ben as he is a top agent!”