AWARDS: Eves Realty Papamoa Salesperson Of The Year! (EOY 31st March 2018)
Who am I? You will undoubtedly ask yourself this question when considering who you want to market your home.
Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I am married to an amazingly supportive man whose business allows him to be home for our nine year old twins after school and as required, allowing me to focus on being the best I can be within the real estate industry, an industry I love!
I am now in my 6th year of real estate after always being in sales or account management roles previously, I chose to work for Eves initially due to the strong market share, great cross section of sales people, management support and training provided. Together, Eves and I have continued strong growth year on year.
When I came into the market in 2012 it was a relatively flat market and we are now out the other side of the highs of 2016, which was massive year of growth in Papamoa and the Mount. Experiencing market fluctuations means I have learned the fundamentals in negotiation and know how to run highly successful marketing campaigns for both auction and priced campaigns.
Since January 2016 I have run 53 auction campaigns. 37 of these sold under the hammer and the remaining 16 within 30 to 60 days post auction. I have also marketed and sold an additional 16 properties via a priced marketing campaign.
This is a total of $44,723,500 worth of property sales during this period. (as at 4th May 2018)
Buying or selling a property can be stressful for people therefore I firmly believe that communication is imperative to any successful real estate transaction. I make it a priority to keep you up to date and fully informed throughout the sale and purchase process.
With a positive attitude and an honest and “straight up” approach this will enable you to achieve what is important to you.
If I sound like I could fit the bill to market your biggest asset I would love to hear from you.
We decided to sell our first home and felt nervous and hesitant on doing so.
Fran put us at ease straight away. She was excited for us and gave us confidence that we were going to be fine and were going to do well. We did!
Going to auction was great advice from Fran and she did everything she could to get us a great auction result. Once we sold, we needed to find ourselves a new home. Fran had been on the lookout from the get go and had lists of potential houses that would suit us.
Soon after selling we found an amazing home through Fran and we brought it.
I would encourage anyone selling or buying to use Fran Harman.
This lady knows her stuff and she is very good at her job.
You're the best!
H & B Davies - 1 Tahara Crescent, Mount Maunganui
Fran was very knowledgeable about the housing market and was very realistic when it came to selling my house. She was so easy to talk to and was full of great advice. Fran worked really hard to achieve the best price possible and always seemed to be on the end of the phone! It was a pleasure to work with Fran and I would definitely recommend her to any other vendors.
J Campbell - 4 Coutts Street, Papamoa
We choose Fran as we saw her having success with several of our neighbours in our subdivision and we weren’t disappointed. From the outset of the initial market appraisal right through to the sale Fran impressed us with her drive and professionalism. This was combined with her very friendly nature, and Fran being a local Papamoaian meant she knew the great benefits of living to in the area to highlight to potential buyers and Fran pulled in those buyers from across NZ.
Frans expert advice in getting our house and property into the best condition to present to the market were fantastic and added to us getting a top result.
We have bought and sold houses a number of times in the area and our experience with Fran was by far the best experience we have had and we know we will be partnering with Fran again.
T & T Emery - 40 Butterworth Crescent, Papamoa
We recently sold our rental property with Fran Harman. We chose Fran because I had previously attended one of her open homes and found her to be honest, and friendly whilst there. She proved that she was indeed both those things when we signed her up as our realtor.
Fran was very professional, she gave honest and beneficial feedback to us, and her appraisal of the home was spot on in respect to the price we achieved via Auction. She ran an exceptional campaign and we had several interested parties at the end of 3 weeks.
I would recommend Fran to anyone wishing to sell their home in Tauranga, she made the entire process easy and enjoyable. Thanks Fran.
J & R Casley - 49 Madeleine Terrace, Papamoa
We met Fran at a couple of open homes in our neighbourhood prior to asking her to market our house. Fran is very knowledgeable about our neighbourhood …East Papamoa… and was the perfect choice to assist buyers with questions of ongoing future development of the area. Fran has a great personality…and sense of humour, which is perfect when dealing with Vendors and Buyers.
Fran comes with our 100% recommendation for a real estate listing agent.
K & M Rose - 148 The Boulevard, Golden Sands
We have recently used Fran to sell our house.
Fran is dedicated, realistic and friendly. Fran makes what can be a stressful process very easy!
Fran has extensive knowledge of properties in the area and we knew we could rely on what she was telling us.
At no stage throughout the sale process did we ever feel out of the loop or wonder what was going on, her communication skills are impeccable.
We have no hesitation in recommending Fran to anyone selling their property and we will be using Fran again the future.
H & C Hawkins - 17 Emery Place, Papamoa
Fran is one of those people you come across, that you immediately just find yourself uplifted and happy to be around.. she is a very lively person, who is very ...hardworking and a great family person. She has found a great work life balance. We always found Fran to be respectful and incredibly knowledgeable in her field. We felt we were in the best of hands when Fran was dealing with us and our property.She kept up great communications every step of the way...and her word was her word..Fran we wish you all the very best in your career and would not hesitate to use you again and extremely happy to recommend you to others.
We know you will do well Fran. All the best and happy days. Cheers from "The Happy Chappies"
Pam & Alan Chapman - 86 Hartford Ave, Papamoa
Selling our house was made very easy with Fran - she keeps you informed every step of the way and her sound knowledge of the market is extraordinary which shows in all her email communications that come out whether it be weekly or monthly. Her finger is always on the pulse and she gets results! We were extremely happy with the outcome.
S & T Smeaton - 23 Butterworth Crescent, Papamoa
We were apprehensive about selling our Papamoa home while living in the UK but Fran and her team made the sale process nice and easy. She kept us up to date with the process including photos, sign boards, open homes and potential buyers through a weekly report. We even got to listen in to the very successful auction on the phone at 2am UK time. Thanks Fran - you made what could've been a very stressful sale very smooth.
M & A MacDonald - 15 Lewknor Drive, Papamoa
Having no idea about the auction process, Richard & Fran walked us though the process explaining every step, talked though the different possible outcomes & the next steps to take. Everything was explained clearly & precisely, with phone calls after each open home reporting on the positive & negative comments from people that viewed the property. Nothing was too much trouble. Fran was very thorough & gave detailed feedback. She was reliable & kept to her high reporting standards. A very diligent agent with a drive to deliver. Richard was keen to ensure that both seller & buyer received all the relevant facts. He was well informed. He was easy to relate to with a pleasant personality. Thank you.
A & C Davy - 13 Sunbrae Grove, Mount Maunganui
Fran sold us our property in October 2014, we first made contact with her in May of this year and she took the time to get to know us and what we liked and disliked. When we moved over to Papamoa in the August from Australia we spent one day looking at properties with Fran before we found our family home. Fast forward 2 years and our situation changed and we needed to move back to Australia, so without a doubt we instructed Fran to sell our home. She knows we are both control freaks and managed to keep us calm during the whole build up to the auction and was constantly in touch with us.
We wish we could bring Fran to Brisbane with us to help us find our new home as she listen's, understands how it feels to both sellers and buyers and keeps you in the loop and is a friendly happy person. It never felt like too much trouble when we would ask her questions over and over again!
Without a doubt we would totally recommend Fran and feel you could not go wrong instructing her to sell your property.
Thanks Fran for everything you did for us and the friendship we developed over this time.
J & K Fullerton - 3 Butterworth Crescent, Papamoa
Fran was most helpful with suggestions regarding presenting our house to the best, and contacts to get necessary work done. She communicated with us at every step of the way, and got us a higher price than anticipated. A very professional lady.
J & S Whitaker - 243a Dickson Rd, Papamoa
Fran, Thank you for selling our house. Your bubbly, positive personality and professional manner made it a pleasure to work with you. We would not hesitate to recommend you to any prospective clients.
B Turol & M Perry - 49 Kohekohe Road, Golden Sands
We recently had the good fortune of Fran Harman taking control of the marketing and very successful sale of our home in Papamoa. Right from the start Fran came across as focused, professional but with a friendly touch that made us feel our sale was in the best of hands. Fran gave us invaluable advice on the work we needed to do to present out house in the best light. We were able to target the necessary work which reduced the cost and the amount of time involved. Suggesting a professional home staging just put money on the bottom line. What started as an initial enquiry turned into a marketing whirl wind which took our home to a successful auction very quickly. As well as strongly recommending Fran we must also recommend the wider Eves organisation which all pulls together supporting their agents and providing the wider sales, management and auction skills needed for a successful marketing campaign.
Ian and Chris Stokes - 67 Beachwater Drive
I have to start by saying how amazing Fran actually is. She came over to our house and gave us her professional and honest opinion on how to best sell our home quickly and at the best price possible which we got. It took us around 4 weeks to get a buyer and it wouldn't have happened without her, as the buyer was out of the country, so the marketing that she did worked to secure our buyer. She's so professional but yet caring, kind and totally approachable too. I suffer with Bipolar and I found the whole selling and buying really really hard, even traumatic, I'd be on the phone to Fran at 10pm some evenings just panicking about the whole selling process and she was just wonderful, I'd always get off the phone and think thank God for her, and she didn't know at that time I had a mental illness. Some might say estate agents are just in it for the money and some probably are but Fran ISN'T! I couldn't recommend her enough she's so amazing. I hope to have made a friend in her forever. Thanks Fran for everything, we can finally move on with our lives and start our new project! Stay in touch lady!
G & J Main - 18 Raiha Street, Golden Sands
We would just like to thank you once again, for helping us achieve an excellent result at auction for our property. As we had never sold at auction before we were initially hesitant, but you ensured that everything was explained thoroughly and you made the whole experience stress free and easy. We really appreciated your regular updates, advice and guidance and because of our business commitments, you made sure we were kept fully informed, often after hours. You definitely went the extra mile and we were so impressed with your hard work, dedication and the professional manner in which you dealt with everything.Your friendly, personable manner made you a pleasure to deal with and we would highly recommend you to anyone that was considering buying or selling in the Papamoa area. We will definitely be dealing with you again in the future and wish you all the very best for your continued success.
Vicky & Brian Barton - 132 The Boulevard, Golden Sands
We have been fortunate enough to work with Fran on two separate occasions now. One was buying in a market that was impossible to secure anything as they were selling so fast and Fran found us the perfect home that had not even gone on the market yet. So of course we wanted her to sell our home for us when we decided to move.
Fran is so professional, helpful and honest. She gave us tips to make sure that we would get the best price for our home. After meeting with Fran we decided to go with her auction recommendation, she made the auction process so easy as we have not done an auction before and was so organised that when our property sold at auction we had minimal paper work to do.
I would recommend Fran to anyone. We've loved working with her, she knows her stuff!
N & R Otto - 159 The Boulevard, Papamoa
We recently used Fran Harman to sell our house on Crane Street. She was a pleasure to work with and got us a stellar result, all within the four week auction timeframe. She made the whole process fun, even when at times such a big decision can seem daunting.
H & R Douglas - 39 Crane Street, Mt Maunganui
Fran was recommended to us by a neighbour who had just sold their house with her.
Fran was great to deal with, her approach gave us full confidence that she would get the most for our house.
Fran advised us what to do, and not to do. Her experience in the Papamoa market really showed though.
When the open homes started we received feedback which helped us no end!
The negotiations were stress free and we didn’t feel pressured in any way.
We sold our house for far more than we were expecting… Fran was the difference…
I cannot thank Fran and Eves enough for the whole sales experience.
I would recommend Fran to anyone who wants a dedicated and euthanistic, and professional sales person.
W Fitzsimmons - 68 Gibson Place, Papamoa
Fran has a great knowledge of the Papamoa real estate market and the process of sale by auction. She was very responsive, acted fast and provided constant and detailed feedback. Fran has a relaxed but confident and assuring approach, my recent sale was the first time by auction and it was made easy by Fran and the outcome in terms of sale price was beyond expectation... I would highly recommend Fran to anyone!
L Wood - 2 Opal Drive, Papamoa
I would like to express my sincere gratitude for your work and energy in the recent selling of our family property in Papamoa. You achieved a brilliant result for me and worked extremely hard and professionally to do this.
You delivered the facts from potential buyers throughout, your weekly feedback was timely and informative and you remained enthusiastic and on task for the whole auction process. I very much appreciated the manner in which the auction was handled, the auctioneer is brilliant and I also recommend him totally.
My tenants were kept informed, your colleagues respected the process and were enthusiastic and positive in their support of your campaign.
Thank you again. I have no hesitation in recommending you as an Agent and would definitely use you again if I had another property to sell.
Have a great year!
Leanne Jensen-Daines - 71 Corinth Grove, Papamoa
When it came time to sell our unconsented house we knew we would need an agent that could deal with our delicate situation. We were emotionally fragile having found out our house did not have a code of compliance after 12 years of owning the property and needed an agent that would be creative in the marketing of our property while being totally honest and considerate of our feelings. Not only did Fran get a result she did it in a respectable time frame. We would totally recommend Fran if you want an agent that listens and gets results.
Della and Bernard - 500 Papamoa Beach Road
Thank you for the recent very successful marketing and sale of our property in Kapuka Street, through your sales consultant Fran Harman.
Having had quite some experience of property transactions, we must say that we were very impressed by the professionalism shown by all people we came into contact with in your company, from the very able salesperson, through administration assistance, to senior management
In all phases of the marketing and sales process, we were pleased to find ourselves dealing with extremely efficient people with friendly and helpful attitudes. When several small problems did arise, from influences outside their control and area of concern, your office staff assisted greatly going out of their way to suggest and pursue solutions that got things back on track and eliminated any further frustration. Their helpfulness and experienced input was truly appreciated by us.
The whole transaction with your company was an easy and pleasant experience, with an excellent result. Once again, thank you for your service. We would not hesitate to entrust you with any future property requirements we might have, and would confidently recommend your services to anybody else contemplating selling of purchasing property.
G & S Singleton - 26 Kapuka Street, Golden Sands, Papamoa
The whole Eves team work well together. We felt they listened to us and respected our wished. Highly recommend Eves as agents. A big thank you from us
J & R Anderson - 123 Longview Drive, Papamoa
Had a fantastic salesperson in Fran. Highly recommend her to other people. The best we've had yet with trying to sell our rental property. Very thorough.
M Bennett - 14a Jasper Way
We have just sold our Papamoa house with Fran. It happened so quickly. She was always very helpful, friendly and professional. We can really recommend her as a real estate agent.
R & J Roper - 40 Percy Road, Papamoa
We couldn't have asked for a better outcome - the result of a great agent with a solid back up team
D & S Steens - 698a Papamoa Beach Rd, Papamoa
Fran performed beyond my expectations! Selling houses can be exciting or stressful (depending on how well informed both parties are during the sale process). Fran handled the sale and in a professional manner, but still a friendly approach, and fun- Which it was for me! I highly recommend Fran to anyone contemplating selling. She is young, fresh, extremely professional, communicates well. If I had either a $300,000 property to over 1 million I wouldn't hesitate to employ her and entrust her with such an important investment of mine
S Denham - 11 Hebe Crescent, Papamoa
Fran scored- 10/10 Explained everything clearly, 10/10 Level of communication during the purchasing period, 10/10 Outcome and Result, 10/10 Communications after the sale
N Vanderwal - 54a Topaz Drive, Papamoa
"We had earlier been in the Real Estate industry in Christchurch for some 18 years, and believed we knew what to look for in choosing a sales consultant to market our home. After meeting a number of local consultants in the course of looking at properties on the market and visiting Open homes, we were particularly impressed with Fran's attitude, energy and enthusiasm and knowledge of what makes homes sell, and what encourages people to buy them. The process was managed in a professional and straightforward way, without fuss or drama, and kept us fully in the picture along the way"
G & C Singleton - 84 Doncaster Drive
"Fran positioned the property for a cash buyer, instructed us how to present the house and kept communicating with us. It was a great experience working with Fran". "She's a great people person and understood what we needed, then went and found it to make a sale happen within a tight timeframe". "Fantastic"
C & S Strawbridge - 10 Carrington Drive
Fran was a fantastic real estate agent. She was very thorough, did her homework, followed through on all promises and was totally honest in her approach. She advised me of the options, highlighted the strengths and suggested improvements before marketing my property. What i realised working with Fran was... it can be the small things that make all the difference. Most importantly, Fran gave me very realistic expectations as she did the research and knew the Papamoa market inside out....she didn't just say what I wanted to hear! I opted for auction, which Fran ensured was a smooth process throughout. She ensured that I was always kept informed and provided clear and constructive feedback from buyers. Her creative marketing approach maximised potential buyers which secured a sale on auction day!!! She has truly changed my opinion of the real estate industry. If you are looking for a real estate agent who is enthusiastic, honest and gives you 110%, Fran is the one for you!!!
Jen Murray - Vendor of 35 Popata Close, Papamoa
Fran scored 10/10 for Communication, Approach and Friendliness.
Tracey Harris - Purchaser of 25 Lavender Place and 19 Ventura Key
Fran sold our home at auction, which we hadn't previously contemplated. She really did her homework, brought the right people through, and made the whole process so simple. The 1 month auction was a good experience for us with a very pleasing result.
On top of that she sold us our new home, again because she did her homework and knew what we wanted, and looked out for it, and was right onto it when the right one came up.
With her vibrant personality and honesty she was a pleasure to work with, and nothing was too much trouble. We would recommend her to anyone, and you will get the best service possible.
Tony & Joy Welten - Vendors of 37 Pacific Cove Drive, Papamoa
I recently purchased a new home with Frances Harman of Eves Realty Papamoa. Being a first time buyer and after looking for a long time, Frances was a warm, friendly and very helpful agent, who really listened and made the whole process easier to understand and work through with minimum stress.
She was genuinely excited for me to be getting into my first home, and it is this attitude and approach to her work which is so unique and valuable. Whether you are buying or selling with her, she exhibits the same level of involvement and energy, and I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone.
Bridget Aitken - Buyer of 17 Emery Place, Papamoa
Offering free seminars with speakers from local businesses was great and made me really think about the presentation when selling. Overall we are really happy with the outcome to get a 4 way multiple offer on the table (and all being of high value). Full credits to Frances in her ability to negotiate a price so close to the asking and also the suggestion to 'stage' the property in order to maximise the sale value.
Stephen & Victoria Spain - Vendors of 17 Emery Place, Papamoa
Fran was awesome. Her relaxed attitude was most helpful during a somewhat "stressful time". We will be using Fran to sell our home in the future.
Codey Hawkins & Holly Collett - Robinson - Buyers of 17b Emery Place, Papamoa
Thank you so much for going over and above to return my daughters baby doll which was left at a house we were viewing. Our experience with Eves Real Estate was such a positive one and thanks to the professionalism, honesty, warmth and dedication Fran displayed- we will definitely be using your company for our property needs. You are a cut above the rest and we wish to sincerely thank Fran and the team at Eves for their hard work.
The Spick Family
After enlisting the help of Frances to find my ideal home, I purchased a fantastic property in a great location in late December 2012.
I found Frances very easy to deal with, professional and enthusiastic - she listened to what my requirements were and was very flexible when it came to viewing suitable properties around my busy work schedule, and at times that suited me and the vendor. If there was anything that I needed explaining further or checking over, she always willing to help out or send me in the right direction for advice. Even though buying a property can be very stressful at times I feel my experience was a positive one.
Delwyn Walker - Buyer of 15a Ascot Place, Mt Maunganui
Papamoa 15 Crisp Drive
Papamoa 138 Doncaster Drive
Papamoa 14 Koro Mews
Papamoa 1 Wheriko Street
Papamoa 30 Cupples Street
Papamoa 532 Gloucester Road
Papamoa 5 Piata Street
Papamoa 19 Cassinia Close
Mt Maunganui 1 Tahara Crescent
Papamoa 31A Doncaster Drive
Papamoa 4 Coutts Street
Papamoa 5 Raiha Street
Papamoa 216B Gravatt Road
Papamoa 10 Bermuda Drive
Papamoa 1 Wahaika Street
Papamoa 608A Papamoa Beach...
Papamoa 9 Hugo Way
Papamoa 636 Grenada Street
Papamoa 49 Madeleine Terrace
Papamoa 40 Butterworth...
Papamoa 8 Batty Street
Papamoa 25/21 Gravatt Road
Papamoa 148 The Boulevard
Papamoa 251B Dickson Road
Papamoa 8 Cassinia Close
Papamoa 1010B Papamoa Beach...
Papamoa 17 Emery Place
Mt Maunganui 1 Carter Street
Papamoa 23 Butterworth...
Mt Maunganui 2 Ngarimu Place
Papamoa 9C Taylor Road
Papamoa 86 Hartford Avenue
Mt Maunganui 23B Lantana Place
Mt Maunganui 13 Sunbrae Grove
Papamoa 36 Butterworth...
Papamoa 49 Kohekohe Road
Papamoa 69 Hartford Avenue
Papamoa 9 Oriental Parade
Papamoa 43A Lyn Grove
Papamoa 243A Dickson Road
Papamoa 28 Batty Street
Papamoa 5 Coutts Street
Papamoa 3 Butterworth...
Papamoa 1204 Papamoa Beach...
Papamoa 67 Beachwater Drive
Papamoa 18 Raiha Street
Papamoa 4 Barbara Grove
Papamoa 111B Palm Springs...
Papamoa 132 The Boulevard
Papamoa 64B Hartford Avenue
Papamoa 159 The Boulevard
Papamoa 15 Lewknor Drive
Papamoa 45 Oceania Sands Way
Mt Maunganui 39 Crane Street
Papamoa 15 Checketts Place
Papamoa 15 Domain Road
Papamoa 29 Butterworth...
Papamoa 71 Corinth Grove
Papamoa 84 Palm Springs...
Papamoa 15 Crisp Drive
Papamoa 23 Coutts Street
Papamoa 12 Selliera Place
Papamoa 35A Simpson Road
Papamoa 2 Opal Drive
Papamoa 1 Horokaka Place
Papamoa 768 Papamoa Beach...
Papamoa 38 Butterworth...
Papamoa 12A Simpson Road
Papamoa 24 Hebe Crescent
Papamoa 213C Papamoa Beach...
Papamoa 9 Seabreeze Place
Papamoa 288A Papamoa Beach...
Papamoa 500 Papamoa Beach...
Papamoa 51 Gibson Place
Papamoa 12 Nautilus Drive
Papamoa 781 Grenada Street
Mt Maunganui 16E Matai Street
Papamoa 9 Checketts Place
Mt Maunganui 64A Oceanbeach Road
Papamoa 2 Blanche Road
Papamoa 68 Gibson Place
Papamoa 30 Cassinia Close
Papamoa 26 Kapuka Street
Papamoa Lot 83 Palm Springs
Papamoa 53 Gibson Place
Papamoa 123 Longview Drive