Meet The Team
Dealing with the best in any business is always a good idea, so it is reassuring to know that when you are dealing with Tony and Melissa Gardiner you are dealing with one of Tauranga's top performing partnerships. With just over eleven years combined real estate experience, Tony and Melissa's depth of knowledge and success story is second to none.
After having some bad experiences with other agents over the last few years, it was such a pleasure dealing with Tony and Melissa. We felt very comfortable from day one, nothing was too much trouble for them. With their local and marketing experience, we decided on a fixed price for our house in Bethlehem and within less than a week we had four offers on the table.... and got over our asking price! Cannot thank them enough for making it such an easy, smooth experience and we were delighted with the outcome. Wishing them all the very best for the future, and would highly recommend them to anyone.
Lorna & Dave Pike (February 2017)
When selling my house with Tony and Melissa, my experience was nothing but positive. They provided regular feedback and reports, continuously keeping me updated with the progress of my home. They were on the mark with their initial appraisal and their professionalism and experience shone through from day one! I would definitely recommend Tony and Melissa to anyone looking to sell their home – you will not be disappointed!
Chris Brook (February 2017)
We were very happy with the result Tony and Melissa got for the sale of our house. Everything was professionally done with no hassle at all. I would have no hesitation in recommending their services to anyone.
Frank & Sue Walker (February 2017)
We engaged Tony and Melissa to sell the apartment we co-owned after they sold the one next door to us in a very quick time. We dealt predominantly with Tony. We found Tony acted very professionally in all aspects of the sale. There was no over selling the facts and all his advice was always well based. He kept in touch with us during the entire process and went the extra mile to ensure that we achieved a good outcome. The apartment is directly above the one we own and occupy and since moving in the purchasers have let us know that they had the same good experience as we did. They, like us would have no hesitation in using Tony again or recommending him to anyone we know wising to sell a property.
Richard & Glenda Cooper (February 2017)
Tony and Melissa along with Jessica Marris, marketed our property at No 9 Maxwells Road. We cannot speak more highly of them, they were very good at keeping us in touch with us on all aspects of our sale. Phone calls back to us were prompt, and they always made everything clear about where we were at. We were thrilled when we got a sale on the above property, and would highly recommend them to any person who is contemplating going to market. Jessica is a very efficient young lady and we wish her all the very best as she heads towards becoming a real estate agent.
Garry & Lyn Vowles (February 2017)
Deciding on who will market and sell your property is a huge decision and not always an easy one….Thankfully we went with “Team Gardiner”
Tony and Melissa were not only a pleasure to work with; they also achieved an excellent sale price well above our expectations. The whole process from initial appraisal, flawless campaign through to SOLD was well structured, uncomplicated, thorough and most importantly, stress free. Tony and Melissa always kept us well informed of progress and it paid off to trust their knowledge and experience. Their hard work and useful advice was thoroughly appreciated. We have no hesitation in recommending “Team Gardiner” if you are looking at making the huge decision to list, sell or buy your home. Thanks again Tony, Melissa & Katie – cannot thank you enough!!
Don & Nicqui (May 2016)
“Efficient, professional and communicated regularly so we were always aware of what stage we were up to, what more could you ask for? They took nothing for granted and worked well across the different generations within the family”
Ian & Nicola Greaves (May 2016)
Thank you so much for all your hard work to sell our house and keeping us calm through all the ups and downs. We really appreciate your efforts to achieve a sale at such a great price. It was a pleasure to work with such a lovely couple. We will certainly recommend you to anyone thinking of buying or selling. We will miss you, now it is all over.
Merridee & Dougal (September 2016)
We decided to list with Tony, after many appraisals from various agents, and from the outset Tony, Melissa and Katie where a great team to work with, professional, informative and obviously very knowledgeable. We had a great result, in a short time, and would highly recommend Tony and his team. We will only use Tony in the future.
Adam (September 2015)
Just a small note of thanks for the friendly, professional service provided by Tony, Melissa & Katie. After being previously listed with another local company for 10 months and dealing with constant negativity, little progress and a very unprofessional manner, it was encouraging to list with Tony and receive positive feedback and be kept up to date after every viewing; plus, we sold within the 90 days! We thank you for your great service and will recommend you to anyone selling.
Diane, Brent & Danielle (September 2015)
Tony and Melissa Gardiner recently sold our home for us that we owned for the last 17 years. From the first time we met them they were both very professional and approachable. They gave us a realistic appraisal of the property and outlined the benefits of going to auction. We had four open home weekends and these were arranged around times that would suit us and if any agents wanted to call during the week we were given plenty of notice. They achieved everything that we wanted them to regarding the sale and managed to get an excellent price for our property. We have no hesitation in recommending Tony and Melissa to any other vendors.
John & Susanne Reynolds (June 2015)
After more than six months on the market with another agent and not even a whiff of an offer we
received a promotional pack in the mail from Tony and Melissa Gardiner. Having become a bit cynical about the costs and benefits of real estate agencies we noted with interest the impressive list of testimonials that Tony and Melissa included in their pack. We thought; "what the hell, let's give them a try" and thank God we did - because we're convinced that we would still be on the market today if it were not for the expertise of the Gardiner selling machine. Tony's incredible knowledge of the local real estate market, his superior all round business/management skills, his unflappable approach and willingness to go the extra mile (we even had him on the roof taking pics of the master suite) are unmatched by any other agent we have come across in the 30+ years that we have owned, bought and sold property. And the 'woman's touch' that Melissa brings to the team should not be underestimated. It was her foresight and ability to 'think outside the square' that put a great offer on the table and drew the sales process to a very satisfactory conclusion in quick smart time. If you want to achieve the very best outcome via a stress free / thoroughly pleasant real estate sales experience then give Tony and Melissa a call.
Dave and Shelley Hayes (July 2014)
Tony and Melissa Gardiner worked hard to sell our home. A vendor has to put trust and faith in the ability of their agent to get the right result, and Tony and Melissa did not let us down. To us, they just felt like the right couple to make our sale happen, we felt comfortable working with them and our professional relationship has developed into an on-going friendship. Their perseverance and positive attitude kept us focused on our goal when we sometimes felt that a sale would never happen for us. Thanks Tony and Melissa for helping to make our dreams happen.
Rob & Esmae Croser (July 2014)
Tony and Melissa have been phenomenal. As a New Zealander living abroad I wanted to invest in property in Tauranga as a foothold for when my husband and I return home. Not being able to view the property I relied heavily on Tony's knowledge, contacts, honesty and regular communication. Tony went above and beyond throughout the entire process and we are very happy with our
purchase. At the same time I have no doubt that his clients are equally as happy with the price and speed in which Tony and Melissa worked. Tony is incredibly hard working and his honesty and integrity were apparent from the start.
Having bought many properties over the years I can honestly say that Tony has been a breath of fresh air and I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending both Tony and Melissa. If any potential clients have any queries or wanted me to validate my testimonial, I am more than happy to do so.
M. Wynn (February 2014)
We would have no hesitation in recommending Tony or Melissa to anyone that is looking to buy or sell a property. We listed our property with them and it went unconditional in 15 days! This is due to their professionalism and their exceptional customer service. Tony communicated with us every step of the way and delivered exactly what he said he would. Thanks heaps for making our sale easy!
Bruce and Tania Richards (February 2014)
Tony and Melissa Gardiner cleverly marketed our house, achieving a significantly higher sale price than appraisals by several other agents. Tony and Melissa worked tirelessly to create a competitive offer situation and negotiate a sale which exceeded our expectations. We're impressed by their professionalism and recommend Tony and Melissa Gardiner to any prospective seller without reservation.
M. Steele (January 2014)
We wish to commend Tony & Melissa Gardiner and Josh Martin for the excellent commitment they made for the sale of our property.
Having attempted a Homesell for 3 months and then 3 months with another local Real Estate Agency here in Tauranga we called on the "Eves" team as above. It was the best move we could have made and one we will be forever thankful for.
They were polished in their attention to detail, and never once being put out with our various telephone calls. Their attendance at our open home days was very professional.
Nobody could have asked for more from them.
We wish them further success in their careers and hope other vendors will have the same success that we received from them.
Malcolm & Vivien Worlledge
It is my pleasure to provide a reference for Tony Gardiner. Tony was our real estate agent in the purchase of our new property and the sale of our old one. I can honestly say that without all of Tony's work to get the purchase deal closed we would not now be happy owners of our house. He did far and above what is expected of an agent, including many visits to the council and arranging work required on behalf of the vendor.
Many people are quite dismissive of the effort an agent may make, saying "well of course they'll do that, they're making money" however I know of two others selling/buying property at the same time and their agents did very little to assist (in both cases the sale fell through). We were so happy that we were the ones to benefit from Tony's seemingly unending patience and positivity.
Tony has a unique sales technique that doesn't involve pressure; I believe it is this that enables him to weed out the genuine buyers and not waste your time (or your hopes) on others. The sale of our house was a done deal 5 weeks after listing it and we got a price we were very happy with, requiring very little negotiation.
Another major positive about Tony (while I'm singing his praises) is that he is an absolute master of the Otumoetai area. With all of his success in this area and knowledge of sales prices we trusted that his suggested price would get the property sold and it sure did.
I would not hesitate to recommend Tony to my dearest friends and family and I cannot think of a higher recommendation than that!
Mr & Mrs Findlay
My Partner Steve and I would like to pass forward our deepest appreciation for all the support, hard work and effort Melissa and Tony Gardiner put in to selling our home at Athfield Drive and assisting us to buy our lovely new home in Otumoetai Road.
We originally met them when they provided a free appraisal of Athfield Drive - at the time we were trying to sell it privately. They courteously and without pressure provided us with information and updates over the 3 months we were on the market privately. We were appreciative of their support and the fact they did not hard sell us. When they came on board to sell, they provided a positive approach gently guiding and advising us. My partner and I both feel that they went the extra mile in helping and ensured the transition from one home to the next went as smoothly as possible from a real estate point of view.
From "committed private sellers" we can't speak highly enough of Melissa and Tony - we have no hesitation in advising friends and family of their excellent professional and friendly approach.
Kind regards and appreciation of awesome agents.
Debbie Inglis and Steve Grace
I entrusted Tony & Melissa with the sale of my property in Bellevue. From the initial appraisal stage, they guided me through the process and gave me sound advice. They communicated with me regularly so I knew what was happening and gave me all the feedback from the viewings straight away. Their knowledge of the market is excellent and their appraisal was accurate. They delivered exactly what they said they would with a warm and open approach. Tony and Melissa work well together and had a genuine dedication to helping sell my home. They are very easy people to work with and trust. I enjoyed getting to know them both and will recommend them to everyone as well as friends and family. I am very happy with the service they provided and they will be the first people I will go to when I need to buy or sell again. I sincerely wish them well and many thanks for making selling my home problem free.
Both Dell and I appreciate your efforts in selling Dad's house, your marketing plan was just the ticket and the sale couldn't have been smoother and that was down to you. We will certainly advocate for you if we have any friends looking to buy or sell.
All the best
Tony, we cannot thank you enough for what you have done for us. We were made to feel welcome and at ease from the moment we met you. Especially after coming from Australia and not having much time to find what we wanted. After the last 12 months looking on the internet for a property in Tauranga I was "housed out" but with your expertise, patience, sincerity & honesty you made finding our home so much easier with no stress and a lot of laughs on the way especially after starting with looking at rural properties then lifestyle to large residential and finally buying a residential/Lifestyle home. You certainly went above and beyond dotting all the "I's and crossing all the "t's". We look forward to doing business with you again. You are a great asset to Eves Real Estate, a true professional and would recommend you as No 1. Once again thank you Tony Gardiner and thank you Eves Real Estate.
Ann & Max Kennedy
We have sold several properties before with some excellent agents. However, after trying three other agents to sell our family home in Te Puna we asked Tony and Melissa to become involved. Their committed, energetic and consistent approach was so amazing it lifted our exposure to another level which resulted in a subsequent sale. Their patience and being prepared to go the extra mile convinced us they were an exceptional find. Since then we have remained firm friends -Tony and Melissa are at the top of our list for positive attitudes and we have no hesitation in recommending them to friends and family.
Mostyn & Marilyn Bowler
I have no hesitation in recommending Tony Gardiner to anyone I hear that is dealing with Real Estate matters in Tauranga. From the moment we met he gave me great confidence in what can be a stressful process. His professionalism, his research and knowledge of the market was exceptional. I at no time felt pressured, but was free to make sound decisions with full explanations of all possible scenarios. I knew I was dealing with an honest person with integrity. Tony also went that little bit further to make sure of a satisfactory outcome pursuing any additional exposure which would mean the sale of my home while at the same time being sensitive to my retired position and not having unlimited funds. The house sold quickly and I know this was due to the skills Tony possesses. When the dealings were over, I didn't only have a Real Estate Agent; I had a friend.
Thank you for your help in purchasing our new home. As first time buyers it was a big step for us and being overseas throughout the purchase made it challenging to say the least. You were a tremendous help to us and our families and we really have appreciated all of your time and effort.
It was important for us to know that we, or any of our close family could contact you regarding the property with questions at any time, so it was wonderful to know you were understanding of our situation and we are grateful you didn't mind dealing with all of us!
Thank you also for your patience, the whole process probably took a little longer than normal with us being overseas, but we got there in the end!
We wish you well in your future Real Estate and will unreservedly recommend you to friends and family.
Gate Pa 54A Coopers Road
Matua 17A Percival Avenue
Tauriko 15 Wallace Place
Matua 5B Hall Road
Bethlehem 5 Glenpark Crescent
Bethlehem 30 Orange Lane
Bethlehem 12 Inlet Views
Otumoetai 31B Brookfield...
Judea 337B Waihi Road
Otumoetai 147 Vale Street
Otumoetai 9 Maxwells Road
Bethlehem 24 Redhaven Place
Matua 17A Percival Avenue
Pyes Pa 141 Condor Drive
Otumoetai 131 Hinewa Road
Bethlehem 262 St Andrews Drive
Bethlehem 36 Donnington Place
Maungatapu 371a Maungatapu Road
Ohauiti 141 Ohauiti Road
Avenues 18/2 Sixth Avenue
Matua 3 Tilby Drive
Bethlehem 98 Carmichael Road
Bethlehem 29 Bethlehem Heights
Otumoetai 39 Balmoral Terrace
Matua 9 Bay Street
Avenues 17/2 Sixth Avenue
Brookfield 8 Regent Street
Otumoetai 77 Ngatai Road
Brookfield 29B Darraghs Road
Otumoetai 14 Pine Avenue
Matua 26 Takapu Street
Bethlehem 19 Valley View Way
Otumoetai 135 Grange Road
Avenues 1/183 Edgecumbe Road
Otumoetai 159 Grange Road
Matua 87B Smiths Road
Parkvale 54A Henderson...
Pyes Pa 113 Lakes Boulevard
Oropi 200A Mcphail Road
Otumoetai 107 Pillans Road
Bellevue 6 Seymour Place
Bellevue 6A Seymour Place
Poike 149 Windermere Drive
Bethlehem 1 Bodiam Place
Bethlehem 3 Glenpark Crescent
Otumoetai 146 Pillans Road
Judea 14/166 Waihi Road
Matua 19 Kotuku Place
Bethlehem 3 Shrewsbury Close
Otumoetai 186 Grange Road
Matua 1 Kokako Way
Brookfield 40B Brookfield...
Otumoetai 65A Hinewa Road
Otumoetai 65 Maungawhare Place
Tauriko 2 Furn Park Lane
Matua 75 Smiths Road
Bethlehem 29 Hawkridge Heights
Otumoetai 24 Mana Street
Otumoetai 69C Grange Road
Bethlehem 24 Wallace Place
Pyes Pa 26 Freeburn Road
Bethlehem 93 Carmichael Road
Avenues 181 Edgecumbe Road
Otumoetai 32 Parkvale Road
Welcome Bay 1 Sunridge Estate
Maungatapu 5 Moiri Place
Otumoetai 16 Claremont Terrace
Bethlehem 217 Castlewold Drive
Bethlehem 288 St Andrews Drive
Hairini 59 Haukore Street
Bethlehem 30 Winchester...
Otumoetai 8A Dysart Road
Avenues 16A Nineteenth...
Bethlehem 39 Balmedie Ridge
Bethlehem 21 Siemonek Rise
Otumoetai 204B Grange Road
Otumoetai 31 Brookfield...
Otumoetai 2A Karaka Road
Welcome Bay 24 Kaitemako Road
Avenues 189 Sixteenth Avenue
Matua 5 Kotuku Place