Carol Dovey’s real estate career began in 1990 when she earned a well respected and trusted reputation and accomplished ranking in the top 10% of agents in the city plus the top 10% of female earners in the country.
Carol’s move to real estate was initiated because of her husband’s home building company where they were commonly building and selling 3 new houses a year. They had become rather disillusioned with some of the service they were receiving from their real estate agents, for example lack of communication. They lived in many of the houses while ‘on the market’ therefore Carol became well equipped to understand the feelings of ’being on the market’.
Carol’s first sale made newspaper headlines for the highest house price sale in the city. Her second sale was a house which had been on the market for approximately a year and was proving difficult for other agents to sell. Carol sold it well and the rest is history. This was a thrilling start to a new career and one which has gone ahead in leaps and bounds since.
Carol moved to Tauranga in 1998 and continued to buy, renovate and sell property. She also completed another new build and also pursued her other passion, travel, with six month stint in Europe. Upon her return, she worked as a successful sales representative with Radio Works (now MediaWorks) for 2 years and become well versed in the many benefits and strategies of marketing which Carol now employs to achieve optimal results for her valued clientele.
After 10 years in New Zealand real estate sales, Carol moved to Western Australia where she also sold real estate for 3 years. Whilst there are many similarities between the ways the two countries operate in real estate, there are also some subtle and exciting differences that Carol intends to introduce to the Tauranga market.
One of the approaches Carol used to great advantage for her sellers was “Home Styling”. Carol and many of her sellers witnessed some unbelievably fabulous results! The old adage ’First impressions count’ have never been truer nor more relevant.
Having had much experience with subdividing sections, building new, renovating and presenting for sale many homes, Carol is well able to empathise with how it ‘feels’ to be ‘On the Market’, including the sale of matrimonial property and parents’ estates.
Carol has established many ongoing friendships with her past clientele and is well known for her ‘infectious laughter’ and determined ‘dog with a bone‘ persevering nature.
EVES Realty was chosen by Carol for its success as market leaders in the Tauranga and Mount markets, the large and successful real estate team plus the excellent marketing, IT systems and back up support.
Carol is looking forward to helping you to achieve the very best result you can with your real estate aspirations.
We met Carol as a first contact in our search for an investment property. Although we live outside of Tauranga, Carol kept in regular contact and provided information on a range of properties that met our needs. When we did make our way to town, Carol was always willing to make time available to take us out on viewings making the whole process as seamless as possible. When acting for us at auction she has been professional and very supportive at all times. It’s been a real pleasure getting to know Carol, and we are very grateful for all her hard work.
John & Rona Reeve
I have found Carol very approachable right from the first time I walked into a property to view. From this point I have had a lot of contact with Carol as she has sold my current property and I always found her to be professional and friendly. At all times I felt comfortable to contact her with anything. I would highly recommend Carol to anyone buying or selling their home.
Thank you Carol
In 1990 we were moving from our farm to the city and met Carol through a friend of a friend.
She proceeded to determine an idea of what we wanted, we wanted a big house, not squashed in amongst others and we found and purchased a house we loved for ourselves and our teenage family
It was a fabulous home and garden and the sale made newspaper headlines.
Some years later we sold, listing our house with Carol. We sold, then rebought, sold again through Carol and her company and then when some years later again we had subdivided and built from new and decided to go kiwi fruit farming Carol was our obvious choice.
Carol was very particular about photos, we were surrounded by wonderful gardens and she also developed a successful strategy to market our house, which was in a difficult position to access, off Waihi Rd.
We are now personal friends with Carol and would have every confidence in recommending her to help you with your Real Estate requirements.
Andrea and Trevor McKelvey
Scott and I just want to say thank you for the great job you did selling our house. Your service was excellent and the fact that our house sold in such a small amount of time was fantastic. We will definitely recommend you to anyone we hear of that would like to sell their house. Thanks again.
Melanie and Scott