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This is the second time we have undertaken the services of Ray White One Tree Hill to sell one of our properties. It’s fair to say that from the get-go Ben & Martin had an extremely good handle on the local market. They came very well prepared with information including data from the area, a marketing plan, and recent sales. They took their time to talk through everything and always made themselves available to discuss any queries. We loved the idea that Martin would not only be selling the home but also doing the auction, and we were really happy with both the proposals they put forward for selling. Needless to say, we were inundated with viewings from the start, the team working around the clock to talk with prospective buyers. They delivered the result we wanted for both properties in the end and we were delighted. Ben & Martin also have a wonderful support Team with Sarah and Stephanie, whose communication is second to none. So rather than just dealing with one agent, you actually have 4 people working for you, a real asset. We would have no hesitation in recommending them and will most definitely use them in the future should the need arise. Thanks again for all your hard work!
We are delighted to recommend the team of Martin Honey and Ben Bibby to any prospective vendor. We approached Martin and Ben because of their reputation for hard work, local knowledge, honest communication, and results. As the owners of one of the largest properties in the Onehunga area, we were naturally nervous about the sale process as there are very few (if any) comparable properties in the area, which therefore adds complexity to the negotiations. Right from the start, Ben and Martin impressed us as knowledgeable agents with our interests front of mind. Their local knowledge was obvious from the very first visit: they had done their homework before meeting with us, they knew the sales history of the property and could talk confidently about other properties in the area. They worked with us to develop a marketing plan that best suited our unique property, including thoughtful advertising, plus viewings by appointment only and careful vetting of any prospective purchasers. It was important to us that they respected our privacy, avoiding open homes and other on-site marketing and they listened to us and respected our wishes. The advice they gave us regarding styling our house and presenting it for sale was invaluable and we can’t recommend the services of Kelly, their styling consultant, highly enough. The house looked amazing once we had enacted all their suggestions and we really believe it helped us achieve the maximum possible value from the sale. Throughout the whole process, Ben and Martin communicated proactively and comprehensively. They gave us plenty of warning of any viewings, which enabled us to ensure the house looked spick and span every time a prospective purchaser visited. They even had their team take care of our dog during some of the viewings – it seemed that nothing was too much trouble to make sure every purchaser got to experience the property in the best possible light. After every visit, we received communication about how the viewing had gone and they followed this up with a weekly summary of activity to reassure us that the agreed marketing plan was being actioned. All in all, throughout the process we felt that Martin and Ben worked with us as a team, coaching us through the sales process and ensuring they did everything they could to make what is a stressful time as smooth as possible. Having settled in for what we thought would be a long sales process, we were pleasantly surprised when Martin and Ben presented multiple offers just three weeks into the marketing campaign. Their attentiveness during the negotiation could not be faulted – at one stage Ben drove to the airport to meet us and present offer paperwork! Even after the sale was complete, Martin and Ben remained in touch to ensure the process remained smooth. Right from the first day to settlement day, they have demonstrated their commitment to their relationship with us. In summary, we believe that Martin and Ben’s team approach would benefit any vendor. They worked conscientiously to deliver an outstanding result and we would use their services again at any time.
We have just sold our beautiful property with Martin, Ben, and Sarah, and can’t speak highly enough of their awesome teamwork. Everything, from the initial meeting to the result this evening, has exceeded our expectations. Communication and professionalism were paramount, with a personal touch we valued beyond everything else. We highly recommend their services to all considering selling their property and would not hesitate to utilise their services again. Thank you, we are beyond happy!
My husband and I had appraisals from a few agencies and making the choice to use Team Martin Honey was an easy one! Martin and Ben are a fantastic team and were so easy to work with. We really appreciated their non-pushy approach (even in the final negotiations) and felt they collaborated with us on decision-making. Their communication was outstanding through the whole process. We were always kept in the loop, and every detail was explained carefully. One thing that stood out was their enthusiasm and passion - and they actually made it fun which was a bonus! Due to Martin and Ben’s experience and extensive network in our neighborhood and surrounding suburbs, we were able to secure a timely sale - even in a challenging market. We are very happy with the result! The whole team worked really hard for us - a big thanks to Martin, Ben, Stephanie and Sarah.
Martin and his team were professional, friendly and approachable, and very obviously well experienced in the area. The design consultant they had to assist us with suggestions for how to present the house was invaluable. The team took into consideration my mother’s deteriorating health but still included her in all discussions in a polite and friendly manner.
We had a great experience with Martin Honey, Ben Bibby and Team. They were excellent to work with, they explained step by step the actions they were taking and why; as well as being available and giving great advice throughout the entire period. The marketing was outstanding. It really couldn’t have gone better, we sold at auction and were just thrilled with the result!
Just want to say a huge thank you for your professionalism and dedication when selling our unit in Mariri Road in One Tree Hill. You consistently kept us updated during the sale process and were always very honest, a rare quality I believe. We wish you the very best of luck in the future and will happily recommend you to any vendor or purchaser.
This is the second property we have listed and sold over the last year with the Martin Honey/Ben Bibby team, and once again we were very impressed with their sales process. The team’s extensive knowledge of the market, sound advice and hard work in marketing our property resulted in an exceptional result at auction. We would absolutely recommend the Martin Honey/Ben Bibby team to prospective vendors.
Martin, Ben, Sarah and Stephanie, firstly thank you!!! What a Professional, dedicated, focused and committed Team you all are! Our home had been in the family since 1942 and the thought of selling was daunting. Selecting the best Agency was crucial as we had no prior experience with selling or the auction process. In the beginning, we engaged and meet with every other local agency. However, once we met with Martin and Ben, 4 weeks later their efforts are now on the wall - SOLD. Ray White One Tree Hill is deserving of its No 1 reputation!
Ben Bibby and Martin Honey are an exceptional team who really listened and provided the exact solution our property needed for marketing and auction. They made every step of the process clear and easy to understand. The local auction rooms were convenient, with easy access and evening auction time allowing more buyers to attend. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone considering buying or selling a home!
We found the whole experience with Martin, Ben and team to be smooth and professional. It felt great to be engaged and involved at every step. I was impressed at how the team took so much effort to make contact regularly, to give feedback on open homes, to offer advice and support us throughout the selling process. We would like to thank the team and will be recommending them to any of our friends who are looking to sell.
Martin honey and his team were extremely professional from going over the whole process of selling my home. I didn’t need to do a thing as they found out when I purchased the property and any relevant documents. They also dealt with my property manager and the tenants. A big thank you to Martin and Ben for all your help.
The process of selling their home at auction was quite daunting for my elderly parents but Martin and Ben were able to connect with them quickly and instill trust and calmness throughout the Open Home campaign and auction. Mum and Dad were comfortable that they knew what was happening at all times and even when the auction didn’t quite go as planned, Martin and Ben were able to get a pleasing result for them quickly and without drama.Thank you for helping Mum and Dad move on to their next adventure and we all would happily recommend Martin and his team!
Martin was extremely helpful in assisting us with selling our home. His professionalism and expertise ensured that the stress involved with selling our home was kept to a minimum. Ben was wonderful to work with and was very helpful throughout the selling process. He assisted Martin in putting our minds at ease with the process and was successful in continuing to do this throughout the auction process.
Martin persevered throughout a lengthy marketing process, not once did he lose focus or try to force our hand on price. At the end we had to concede that the right price had been achieved for both parties. Simply put, it was the best experience we have every had with an Agent!
Martin’s skill and experience was imminent from the beginning of the marketing program, I felt encouraged that all would go well due to his positivity and enthusiasm throughout. Martin achieved a result for me that other Agents couldn’t!
If it hadn’t been for Martin we would still be here! With Martin we were able to visualize the transistion and take it out of the ‘too hard basket’. Martin’s contacts and his own extensive knowledge and experience of not just the sales side but the logistical side of selling up and moving was a great motivating factor. The administration side was handled professionally and efficiently and we had every confidence that our potential buyers were being handled with care.
From the vast array of agents eager to take on property listings it’s largely a chance factor, I took it with Martin Honey. Straight forward, practical, sound advice and action - how often is a property sold on Christmas Day!! And then flick in the benefits he offers. I took the chance you don’t need to, just do it with Martin!