Endorsements From Our Property Buyers
Thanks to Nicky, I have been able to purchase my dream property near Wanaka.
I arranged three weekend visits to Wanaka to look for land. Not sure where to start, and not inspired by what I was seeing online, I made contact with Nicky.
Within five hours of our initial discussion she sent me an email which kept me awake all night with excitement. Already she had spent a couple of hours on the phone “fossicking” through potential opportunities, some of which weren’t yet on the market.
Probably the biggest challenge she had was my modest budget. Between our initial call and my first visit a week and a half later, she sent through lots of information and ideas to gauge my reaction.
On the day I arrived, she collected me and whisked me around numerous properties, all of which ticked a number of boxes on my brief. The last property for that first day was about to go on the market, and that was the one. As soon as we arrived, I knew this was it. But she still had more properties to show me over the next couple of days.
She covered all angles, prices – within my budget and above – to make sure I was in the best position to make a well-considered decision. The other two weekends I had booked to look for land only confirmed that my decision was the right one.
Incredibly well networked, liked and respected, Nicky has connected me with professionals to assist with the land purchase and other activities associated with my planned build and relocation. It’s rare that my expectations are met, let alone exceeded. Nicky exceeded my expectations and more.
Her energy, passion for people, local knowledge, out of the box thinking, generosity of time was so refreshing. I have no hesitation in recommending her to other people wanting to buy in this beautiful and very special part of New Zealand.
Sarah-Jane – Auckland
Nicky’s value proposition and service far exceeded our expectations. As out of town buyers it became apparent to us that we needed local assistance to help us secure our ideal holiday house. Nicky has a unique ability to look at properties through ‘your’ eyes and once we identified a property her guidance up to, and ultimately her performance at auction was simply invaluable.
What was then equally if not more impressive was Nicky’s assistance after we had purchased a property. From arranging local trades people, to opening the house up for furniture deliveries Nicky was always willing to help and from our perspective seemed to be almost ‘on call’.
We would have no hesitation in recommending Nicky to prospective buyers and firmly believe that with her on your side you will ultimately secure the property that is ‘right’ for you. Nicky’s local knowledge and property expertise, combined with her open mindedness and honesty, quickly make you feel like a local yourself and ensures that the process of purchasing a property is ultimately a successful one.
Mark and Liesl
Nicky helped my wife and I secure a great property in Queenstown that we would not have discovered without her. We live in Australia, and she took the time to really understand our brief so that she could be our eyes and ears on the ground prior to us making a visit.
She arranged a highly productive day in Queenstown where we visited a dozen different properties for sale, many of which were unlisted. I felt that we were a team, looking together, rather than Nicky just being someone who was doing a job for us. Her knowledge of the local market, the best agents, and the right questions to ask was invaluable.
Together we found something amazing, which we went on to buy. Nicky also had great advice on the best local people to work with for the other services associated with buying a property. Throughout the process, she was thoughtful, resourceful, and highly responsive. Her goal was always to find the right property for us, not just any property. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy in the Queenstown area, especially those living out of town or overseas who need a trusted partner on the ground.
Chris – Melbourne, Australia
We have had the utmost pleasure in using Nicky Ramsden at Buyers Agent as our agent when purchasing our dream retirement/ holiday home in Central Otago.
We employed her after spending a couple of weekends visiting open homes by ourselves, fending off multiple real estate agents and not really finding anything that ticked the boxes.
Nicky had taken a detailed brief about what we wanted and had a good feel for who we were as a couple and as a family.
She showed us properties very thoroughly and included her “local” opinion and knowledge which is invaluable when buying property from afar.
When we saw the property and fell in love, Nicky was all over it and acted with speed and professionalism to close the deal.
Subsequently she has been incredibly particular about detail and has ironed out any problems we have had, including getting tradesmen in to complete jobs and taking time out of her busy schedule to check on the property.
I think Nicky has given us 120% and we feel like she has welcomed us to the Wanaka community and included us in contacts and adventures that we hope to continue in our future.
She also has a great sense of humour and honesty. Good luck with all your future clients Nicky.
Doug and Leigh
Our family was keen to buy a holiday home in Wanaka. During a visit to Wanaka in the school holidays we began looking at properties. It quickly became apparent that it was going to be challenging to buy a property as an out of town buyer. The majority of properties were selling by auction or deadline treaty and we were not going to be on the spot to look at new listings and act quickly enough.
We thought our chances of buying a holiday home would be better if we had someone in Wanaka on the ground to help. We asked Nicky from Buyer’s Agent NZ™ to help. This was a move that totally proved its worth.
Nicky took a detailed brief from us and then worked relentlessly and tirelessly until we achieved our goal. She was prompt, totally focused and really drove the whole process for us, staying in touch, maintaining our enthusiasm and firing regular reports through.
Nicky visited many properties on our behalf and came up with a short list. She suggested a few properties we weren’t sure about, but encouraged us to consider them. She was able to advise us on sun, wind and other factors we couldn’t otherwise have been aware of from visiting one open home.
We ended up buying a house Nicky had recommended and that was not initially one we were considering. We are really happy with the holiday home we ended up buying and glad we got Nicky involved.
Nicky’s service was exemplary and she really went the extra mile.
Ellen and Ben – Christchurch
It is our pleasure to recommend Buyer’s Agent NZ™ to anyone looking for property in Wanaka. We are thrilled to have just completed the purchase of our ideal home, with thanks to Nicky.
Using Buyer’s Agent NZ™ turned out to be a really a great move. It definitely saved us a lot of time and cost. Nicky’s knowledge of Wanaka and the community is second to none and she understood our requirements quickly. She was then able to scout the best areas for what we wanted, including some properties we hadn’t seen listed or that hadn’t been publicly listed. And she was key to breaking a deadlock when our negotiations began to stall. She was calm and assertive, and found a logical and ultimately successful way forward.
She went well beyond the call of duty.
Nicky provided honest and objective advice on the pros and cons of properties and areas to live, was extremely responsive, reliable and virtually on call all hours. One of the real bonuses that we had not anticipated was her willingness to help us with non-house related relocation issues such as helping plan the family move, and even where to buy the cheapest petrol in town!
We’re very excited about our imminent move and being part of the Wanaka community.
Simon and Jo
Nicky – you were great and I really hope the business is a roaring success.
We purchased a home in Wanaka in December 2015 and Nicky was a vital part of the process. Once we settled on a brief she worked tirelessly to review properties and introduce us to those that would suit.
Nicky is extremely professional – efficient, thorough and knowledgeable. She is personable and relates well to both agents and clients.
Nicky saved us a lot of time and energy. We would highly recommend Nicky and her services.