Hello, I'm Nicola Cooke and I have lived here in the Bay for 36 years watching it grow from a sleepy hollow with two restaurants to a dynamic, diverse, mostly forward looking town of over 100,000 people. After a varied working background in education, insurance, medical administration and the building industry in design and project management, I moved into the real estate industry in 2004 where I have transferred the skills acquired in my previous occupations to this one. Since then I have been constantly upskilling to achieve mastery of this job of selling houses.
It is our pleasure to write this recommendation for Nicola Cooke. Nicola listed and sold our previous house as well so we didn't hesitate in using her services again. We listed our home with Nicola and she had sole agency to market and sell our property. She has been professional, friendly and supportive. She has offered advice when needed, kept us up to date with progress and guided us through the quick and efficient sale of our home. We would have no hesitation in recommending her as an excellent real estate agent to anyone considering selling their home.
Rob & Angelique Sanders
I am very pleased to write in support of Nicola Cooke from Eves Realty Tauranga, who was recently involved in helping us to look for a home in Tauranga. We were selling our home in Pukekohe and were keen to check out the Tauranga market.
Nicola was helpful and the end result was that she was the successful agent. She had lots of energy, communicated regularly with us and always remained positive and friendly. She paid close attention to our requirements and followed up in a thorough and professional manner.
Nicola is a real estate agent who is very committed to her career and she displayed a most positive, cheerful and friendly manner in her dealings with us. We appreciated the fact that she was not pushy but entirely respectful.
I have no hesitation in recommending Nicola and would be glad to speak to anyone on her behalf.
Colin and Eunice Driller
Recently we decided to sell our rental home in Welcome Bay and engaged Nicola to market our property after research into which agent we would run with.
Within a few days of employing Nicola the offers were coming in and her steady, calm nature helped make our decision making easier during the selling process.
Nicola is honest and very good at informing you of how things are going.
The auction was brought forward due to an offer and Nicola's marketing campaign was pinnacle to the end result which we were very happy with.
I would not hesitate to recommend Nicola Cooke to other people looking to sell a property in the Bay of Plenty.
Glen and Maureen
We engaged Nicola Cooke from the Eves Realty Team to sell our small lifestyle block and couldn't have been happier with her professionalism, Nicola listened to what we the buyer wanted and needed, she always kept us in the loop and never made any decisions without asking us first. We would not only engage her again if we ever needed to sell but would highly recommend her to anyone wanting a stress free sale.
Brendon & Stephanie Manson
Choosing a real estate agent to sell our home was a decision we put a lot of thought into, the effort we put in though was well worth it. Nicola made the whole sales process easy and she exceeded our expectations on every level. We could not have been happier with her sales campaign, her marketing strategy was highly effective and our open homes were a huge success. We were given constant feedback along the way and would receive a detailed weekly marketing report. Nicola sat with us through a vendors auction seminar at night so that we were fully comfortable with the process, and aware of what to expect on the day. The result at the end of the auction was extremely happy vendors and purchasers. I would highly recommend Nicola to anyone looking to sell their property, she worked hard for us and was worth every cent.
Thanks so much Nicola, you took a lot of stress away from us.
Angela and Peter Proctor
Graeme and I just wanted to thank you for a wonderful job on the Auction you conducted recently on our property at Francis Road, Omokoroa. It was a pleasure to work with you. The information pack that you put together for us was complete with all the information that we needed. We were especially grateful for the advertising and photography information that you gave us. It meant that we were able to make some informed decisions.
From our first meeting we felt very positive and confident that you would be able to do a great job for us. We felt that we could trust you and that the house was in good hands.
Again a very warm and heartfelt thanks you for all the hard work.
"Nicola worked very hard with perseverance in selling our property and achieved a great outcome."
"Good marketing, good matching, good listening, great result - stressfree programme."
"We first met Nicola while viewing an open home and were immediately taken by her friendliness, honesty and professionalism.
When the time came to market our property it was a clear choice to have her as our selling agent. She listened to us, gave great advice and valuable opinions. Our house was listed and sold the same day!
Nicola continued to assist us with our search for a new property. She had great communication and was always available and ready to help. She was extremely hard working and proactive, showing us several homes (all of which suited our taste and requirements). Although ultimately, we settled on a property marketed through another agency, she not only supported our decision, but helped us through the complete auction process without expecting anything in return.
Without her help we would not be living our dream today.
We feel we developed a strong relationship with Nicola and would recommend her as an outstanding agent, to anyone who is planning to buy or sell property."
Andrea & Bob , Oropi,Tauranga
"Nicola went above and beyond the call of duty for me".
"Nicola Cooke was our sole agent in the sale and purchase of 2 homes in Tauranga. Our family were impressed with her dedication, efficiency, knowledge of Real Estate Protocol and her ability to suit the respective properties to our family needs. Nicola was a woman of her word, respectful, easy to communicate with and I would recommend her as an excellent agent for any prospective buyer or seller."
Nicola is an experienced real estate agent who is very sincere and intuitive to her clients' needs as well as maintaining a very business like attitude.
We have been impressed with her integrity and diligence, two qualities nowadays that are highly south after. She demonstrates good listening skills and the ability to reflect back her understanding of the clients' needs and wants when buying and selling a house. She has earned our respect by the way she has clearly communicated and has offered invaluable advice at each step of the sales process. Always positive and able to assess situations quickly she conveys a sense of confidence.
Dealing on a day-to-day basis with the demaonds of real estate requires resilience, patience and the ability to cope under pressure. We have seen these qualities demonstrated consistently by Nicola throughout the time she has been our agent. Adaptability and sense of loyalty are the hallmarks of her service.
It is our opinion that Nicola is quite an exceptional real estate agent and truly reflects the professionalism of Eves Real Estate Company.
Nicola , Thank you so much for selling our home and finding us a new one.
Philip and Morag Russell
The Manager of Eves Greerton
I would like to thank you and your staff for how they worked closely and so quickly for me on the sale of my house. I have used Eves in the past on our last house sale and you guys have done another awesome job. My thanks to Nicola Cooke for the many hours she gave to the sale of my home. It was also a pleasure to work with Nicola because she always kept in touch with how the sale was progressing. Thank you Nicola you did an awesome job
"Nicola showed us our present house and we found her very helpful when selling our last property. She is a resourceful and competent real estate agent."
David and Marianne Boyd
"We had Nicola recommended to us by a Real Estate Agent we had in Gisborne. Her service was absolutely superb. Her real estate knowledge was a great help and we were always kept informed by mail or phone contact and she was always available to us any time day or night."
Raewyn and Les Todd
"We can very happily recommend Nicola Cooke as a real estate agent . We were impressed with the service she provided us in purchasing our home. She listened to our needs and worked hard to meet those. She was readily contactable and nothing was too much trouble. We also found she had a very good knowledge of the wider industry including building structure, and legalities and brought to our attention details to check out that we were not aware of. She was very thorough and efficient and we would absolutely recommend and use her services again."
Lisa and Hamish Goodeve
"I have had the pleasure of working with Nicola Cooke, an agent from Eves, in the selling of my home. Nicola successfully sold our large family property, which was in the higher price bracket in a very short period of time.
We had been unsuccessful with previous land agents.
Nicola has a quiet and easy personality to deal with. She not only worked hard in getting the sale, but the new owners have told me, they have a lot of respect for the way she handled the sale for them. It was great having someone like Nicola, who takes all the pressures of the sale settlement away for you. I wish Nicola the very best in whatever the future holds for her."
Alison Rowe JP
"We congratulate Nicola for selling our property at Ashers road. Nicola went out of her way matching suitable buyers and resolving any problems that occurred. Her Marketing, sales and service were done with integrity. We can recommend Nicola as an excellent agent for buying or selling a property. We will definitely be using her again when we are selling another property."
Walter and Isa Dyet
"We would at no point hesitate in recommending you as a superior salesperson, ready to go the extra mile to please both vendor and buyer. You have a friendly personable style that is reinforced by your follow-up visits which were most welcome whilst we renovated the property. We consider you a friend and wish you all the best in your endeavours."
John and Susan Butcher
I arrived in Tauranga in November 2007 but did not move into my own home till September the following year. I had a variety of realtors and some rather shoddy experiences including conflicts of interest before fortune let me latch on to Nicola Cooke from Eves.
I had firm ideas of what wanted. I could be viewed as a difficult client but I like to view myself as a discerning one. I wanted to be minutes from a library, public transport, handy to doctors & hospital and hopefully be able to walk to a swimming pool. I was also looking at the lower price end of the market.
Nicola, in her extreme kindness must have shown me over 100 properties and actively looked for what I wanted. As I travelled by bus, she picked me up, showed me properties and delivered me home. She is extraordinarily professional and scrupulously honest. I am certain her commission for my transaction was not much but at no time did I feel I was wasting her time. Nicola is a breath of fresh air, an intelligent, well informed person with a great sense of humour - I really respected her quality of integrity, her principled professional behaviour and her ability to be calmly patient. Furthermore, she upgrades professionally and is extremely well informed re property markets.
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