I am proud to be part of the EVES Cherrywood team, one of the most successful Real Estate offices in the Bay of Plenty. As you may know, my father Brian Waldegrave has been in the Real Estate industry for over forty years and is a founder of Realty Services. Over time I have watched and listened as Realty Services has grown into the industry leader it is today. Upon Brian’s retirement in 2015 my sister Rachel and I became shareholders in Realty Services and have loved being part of the business ownership. We are very proud to continue the Waldegrave family name in Real Estate in our region. The company now operates throughout the Bay of Plenty, Waikato and Taranaki with 20 EVES and Bayleys offices.
For me it was never really a question of if I would become involved in Real Estate, but more a question of when. When you have grown up surrounded by the business it was a natural progression. That decision came in 2008 after travelling, living and working overseas for almost five years. Since then, I have watched the market slowly recover and steadily improve again.
Having owned and sold my own properties, I understand what is involved and empathise with the process. Residing in Edgecumbe Road and working as the Avenues Specialist, I have a particular love of character and historical homes.
As with most things in my life, when I decide to do something it's with passion and commitment, this is why it's a great feeling to be part of the professional and dynamic team here at EVES in Cherrywood. Our office consistently sits on the top of the company ladder and out performs many other companies in Tauranga.
If you are thinking of buying or selling please let me be of service to you. If you know of anyone else who is buying or selling your referral would be greatly appreciated. You can be assured that anyone who you refer to me will be treated with the greatest respect and will be given the service and enthusiasm you would expect from an EVES professional.
Deciding to sell our ‘first home’ was a big decision for us – we had strong emotional ties to the house, it was the first house we had bought and we had 1 of our 2 babies while living there too.
We bought the house privately, so hadn’t dealt with the Real Estate process much and James was great at guiding us, helping us make decisions and informing us with all that we needed to know.
We felt sure and at ease that it was the right decision to sell.
We found James to be very trustworthy and honest, and very approachable and friendly too. He made the house-selling process so smooth for us.
He was knowledgable about the Tauranga market, he also knew the house well and so we trusted that he would sell the house well for us.
James knew how much this home meant to us and wanted to sell it for us, but also to the right people – someone who would love it as much as we had. It is a beautiful character home, with a quirky layout and a lot of charm and James was selling it with it’s best traits.
We live in Raglan, so we worked with James remotely and he stayed in touch throughout the process, keeping us well informed with what was happening. We appreciated the little touches, like the handpicked flowers and the lemons in the fruit bowl – things we couldn’t do, being out of town.
We would definitely recommend James to anyone wanting to sell their house. Thank you so much James.
Andre & Geraldine
I have recently sold a property with James Waldegrave from EVES. The campaign ran for a month with a successful sale at auction. I can’t speak highly enough of James and his professionalism and attitude to the sale. He communicated regularly and was always available to answer any questions. He never seemed rushed and made me feel confident and relaxed that I was in capable hands at all times. James has lived in the Tauranga area for many years and I feel that his local knowledge is a real attribute to his career in real estate. I would definitely recommend James if you are looking to buy or sell a property in the Bay of Plenty. You won’t be disappointed. Thank you James and well done.
Although I have only known James Waldegrave for a couple of years I can personally recommend him to anyone who is looking at selling or buying a property. He was always polite, friendly and willing to go that extra mile to please. We became the best of friends and continue to catch up when time permits.
I have known James for 7 years, meeting him on his return from Europe and starting his career In Real Estate. Over the past two years James has been instrumental in selling me a house, then selling the house again on my behalf. This was all done while I was resident in England and he, and the house were in Tauranga. It was an interesting transaction but made easier by James’ initiative and professional attitude. James has grown in experience over the seven years in Real Estate business and has recently taken over his father’s shares in the company. I have known James’ parents for 10 years and he has been brought up with good values, a family perspective and is enjoying being a husband and Dad. I would recommend James for a professional and intuitive job done with integrity and good humour.
My Husband and I stumbled across James when we turned up at an open home he was hosting one weekend. We were new to the real estate game and on the hunt for our first family home. While we did not buy this particular home, James was always there to give us sound advice. He quickly learned what our wants and needs were and would regularly give us a call with new properties to the market. We found James to be very honest. He was not interested in just selling us a home, he was committed to selling us the right home. This sometimes meant telling us that he thought we could find something better. This we really appreciated. When we did eventually find the perfect home, James encouraged us to get the ball rolling and helped us put forward a successful offer. We spent 5 very happy years there.
Eventually the time came for us to move on as my Husband got a new job in the Waikato. Naturally we called James. It was such a lovely moment for us to share the transformation of our beautiful home with James, as he was a part of our journey and remembered how it looked before the renovations. We really appreciated James pep talks when low figures were being submitted. He asked us to trust him and we did. After 3 weeks of an auction campaign our beloved home was sold at auction with the help of James, and Gordon in negotiations. As sad as we were to sell, we were very happy with the result.
Joel and I would absolutely recommend James as a trustworthy agent who is passionate about real estate. He offers informed advice, with pleasing results. James is very personable and approachable, and can be relied upon to get the job done.
Amanda & Joel Baker
Prior to selecting an agent to sell our estate property, we looked at all real estate companies and agents in the Tauranga area. We considered a large range of successful agents, both male and female. After considerable due diligence, we selected James Waldegrave from EVES Realty.
We worked closely with James setting up a good marketing plan with photos. We had a five week programme which included marketing and open homes. James proved to be a good choice. He ran successful open homes, gave us weekly written reports, communicated when and as required.
Our property went to Auction and James kept the prospective purchasers interested right through to the auction. A very important part of the whole process is to get a quality auctioneer who communicates with bidders and positively encourages them to bid. We selected Grant Child. Grant was a great auctioneer and we would highly recommend him to future sellers.
To sell a property you must have all the key elements and people from the start to finish. We are very satisfied with our result and would highly recommend James Waldegrave as an agent. James is young and has the special ability to communicate with a wide age group of people, a special quality. We also highly recommend Grant Child as your auctioneer.
We wouldn't hesitate for a moment to refer James Waldegrave as a real estate agent who works hard with integrity for his clients.
We listed our Avenues property with James and it was sold within four weeks. It was clear in our first meeting that James had done a lot of research for us and had prepared some selling options for our scenario - it was great to have options. He was considerate of our expectations and confident from the outset with what he felt could be achieved. Because of this, we felt confident too.
During the listing period, we suffered a family bereavement and James quietly carried on in the background and emailed us his progress reports. Come auction day we had multiple registered bidders and the property sold. It was a stress-free process for us during a very challenging time.
We recommend James because he identifies your needs and expectations early on, works hard to deliver, is adaptable to changing situations, and is genuine and professional along the way.
Kathryn and Justin Scholes
Yesterday through the post we received your beautifully worded hand written 'thank you' card. The enclosed voucher to dine at one of Tauranga's most renowned restaurants was most unexpected, but very gratefully received.
I am writing not only to thank 'you' for the voucher and your kind words, but to let you know how delighted we are, that we chose you to market my Mothers property.
Your enthusiasm, your willingness to share and your commitment to the collective power of the team; brought forth a most satisfying result within 24 hours of signing a marketing agreement with you.
You went out to make 'things' happen and that is exactly what you did.
I wanted also to comment on, and thank you for the calm, professional and communicative way in which you handled a situation that arose with a rather overzealous purchaser.
You are a fine ambassador for your company James, and it's been nothing short of a pleasure, doing business with you.
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