Position: Sales Associate
Phone:+64 4 499 5490
Cell Phone:+64 27 434 5490
''Working with Mike Newman was a breeze. He was professional, courteous, knowledgeable and incredibly helpful. There were no tasks too small or too big; he was always happy to lend a hand or provide a contact for someone who could do the job well.... We used two trades people recommended by Mike and had no regrets.
With his astute marketing know-how, his campaign worked really effectively. On our first open home, there was a queue out the door and there was so much interest, it caused a traffic jam in our area! Mike emailed us weekly updates even when he had to work late into the night preparing the report.
One of our neighbours had put up their house for sale and waited 8 months before they closed a deal. We sold ours in 3 weeks! It was an offer we could not refuse. Even though we brought forward the deadline, we had 9 solid offers all at a similar range. This just goes to show how well he managed potential buyers and ran a campaign that was on point.
I would not hesitate to recommend Mike Newman to anyone who is looking to sell their property. If you are seeking excellent service, expert marketing and a wealth of knowledge, then Mike is definitely your man!''
- Shu Wei Tan and Jennie Yang
''Mike and Naomi sold my property in Wellington mid this year and they did an outstanding job.
Mike carried out a thorough inspection and analysis when we first met at the property, following up with a reasonable marking plan and su...ggestions on what information I needed to gather for the potential buyers prior to listing the property, which convinced me that he and Naomi were reliable and experienced real-estate agents to sell through.
During the selling period, the tenants became very difficult. Mike and Naomi directly communicated with the tenants diplomatically, making the process stress free and much easier for me.
Mike and Naomi’s professionalism led to a great result in the sale price, I could not have expected any more from them and would recommend them highly to anyone.
- Amanda Wang
''I want to express my appreciation to Mike Newman for the sale of my home. I found the fact that Mike took the time to relay the comments made by the viewers after the open homes great. Also the tact that he showed to other members of my family ...and his helpfulness to me.''
- Cynthia Andrews
''Mike Newman marketed and sold my house in Wellington. He gave me advice about presentation, and provided secure oversight at open homes. He always contacted me soon afterwards with feedback.
Mike was always respectful of my space and i...n my house; he obtained my consent for access to the house and enquiry about any matter. Above all, he gently educated me about the process of selling my house. Mike led me through each stage with collaboration and clear communication. I recommend Mike and New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty without hesitation.''
- Rosie Knight
''I had my house on the market for two years with several agents, and received a lot of stupid offers, so I took it off the market. Two months later, as we decided to stay at the property, Mike Newman rang me and said he had a person who could be... interested in the house and within three days he sold the house and I got the price I was looking for. I would have no problem using him again and highly recommend him to you, he is a perfect gentleman.''
- Carolina Esposito
''I was delighted with the professional approach and way in which Mike conducted the marketing and sale of my property. He kept me fully informed every week with updates and feedback from prospective buyers and built and maintained a good relatio...nship with my tenants. I highly recommend Mike for anyone looking to sell.''
- Jane Kennedy
''I recently engaged the services of New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty to act for me in the sale of my apartment at Kate Sheppard Place, Molesworth Street, Thorndon, Wellington. Sale was by tender and was from my point of view..., highly successful in every respect.
I really valued the practical advice of Mike Newman. He was available every step of the way and gave me excellent advice on both redecorating the apartment, marketing the property and all other steps associated with sale by tender.
Knowing I was very busy, Mike arranged for much of my furniture to go into storage and did many of the things I would personally have done had it not been for work commitments.
New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty is a top quality company and the service I have received was exceptional. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking to sell their property.''
- Hon. Christopher Finlayson.
''Circumstance saw me needing an urgent sale. Mike was recommended to me and I enlisted his help. Mike was very friendly and approachable, no nonsense, rapid reporting and reassurance. He achieved a higher price than the complexes previous perfor...mance. Highly recommend him. Thanks Mike!''
- Alastair Sherlock
''It is with pleasure that I provide Mike Newman of New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty in Wellington with this reference.
My initial association with Mike dated back to May 2017, when he was marketing an apartment on behalf... of one of my neighbours. I was impressed with how the apartment was marketed and asked Mike to contact me again once the apartment had been sold.
My apartment entered the market in August 2017. It was a difficult period in which to sell the property. Although the property took 2 months to sell due to weathertightness issues and costs associated, it was Mike’s professionalism and perseverance that truly impressed me.
Mike kept me informed of progress regularly. During that time, a number of offers were received and there was no pressure from Mike to accept any of the offers. The property was eventually sold in early November 2017.
- Chong Tan
''Throughout the last six months Mike Newman has been the agent for two of my property transactions, with a total value in excess of two million dollars. The two properties were both sold in less than three weeks of marketing, a remarkable result... for which Mike played a significant part. His technique is to guide ‘interested buyers’ into ‘must have’ buyers.
He does this by means of marketing and presentation, which requires know how and hard work. Significant expense to the owner is required, but my experience was that this was repaid in multiples! I am pleased to recommend Mike as an agent who minimised stress to me and achieved excellent results.''
- George Hunt
''Having lived in the United Kingdom for many years I was happy to entrust the sale of my house at 21 Hector Street, Seatoun, to an established brand who I was sure would bring skill and expertise to the table, and I wasn’t disappointed. In... partnership with his colleague Babette, Mike Newman made the whole experience easy and hassle-free for me, keeping in touch right throughout the process and ensuring everything ran smoothly. I was delighted with the outcome of the sale and have no hesitation in recommending this team to any vendor.''
- Chrissie O’Dowd
''Placing your house on the market can be a harrowing time. It is even more stressful when you have already purchased another. Mike Newman provided an honest and accurate assessment of the value of our home at 7 Puriri Street, Miramar, creating a... unique marketing campaign specific to our needs and that of our home, and strongly advising that we go to auction.
I am not sure how Mike managed to pull the marketing campaign together in the space of three days, but he left no stone unturned and our three open homes saw in excess of 100 groups view the property. Needless to say our house sold at auction well above reserve and well above our expectations, but in line with Mike’s initial assessment. This was all in the space of 2 and a half weeks, while similar houses in the area did not move.
Mike and his team are exactly that – a team. There are no individual agendas, with all involved delighted with our result. Mike’s communication was open and friendly throughout the process, which helped us relax and enjoy the experience.
It is without hesitation that we recommend Mike Newman to anyone thinking of placing their home on the market. We are absolutely delighted with the results Mike achieved for us.''
- Neil & Marise Mettrick
''We want to thank Mike Newman for the successful sale of our property at 46 Tanera Crescent, Brooklyn. Our first impression of Mike was that he was a man of integrity and he didn’t disappoint us.
Mike guided us through all the ste...ps of enhancing the presentation of our house, in an effort to maximise the value, and his calm approach eased the whole process. We appreciated the fact that we could contact Mike at any time and that he was always ready and willing to offer his time and advice.
When it came time to leave Wellington we departed with the knowledge that the sale process of our house was in safe and capable hands. We so appreciated that Mike took care of the necessary maintenance to ensure the property looked in top condition at all times. The written and verbal/phoned reports that he gave after each open home ensured we were always in the picture despite being far away in Dunedin.
Thankyou again Mike for your total professionalism which resulted in such a successful sale.''
- Alan & Sydney Brown
''My husband and I approached Mike Newman to sell our extensive property in central Waikanae. We found Mike to be an enthusiastic and innovative marketing specialist, with a strong attention to detail and offering both flexibility and variety in ...his ideas and strategies for the sale of our home. We especially appreciated his guidance in helping us to enhance the presentation of the property which, in hindsight, added significant value. Our marketing campaign ran for three weeks and the property sold at auction on site for $47,000.00 over the R.V! An outstanding result at the time.
Two years later, we chose to sell our combined lifestyle property and business in Ohau, and naturally chose Mike Newman again to be our agent. The other properties around us had sat on the market for eighteen months or more without selling, due to the proposed motorway coming through Ohau. Mike being the professional that he is gathered all of the transit information he could and provided it to each prospective purchaser who viewed our home to ensure they were able to make an informed decision. Thanks to Mike’s creative and extensive marketing, our lifestyle home and business sold in three weeks! We were especially impressed when, despite having received a great offer that we were happy to accept, Mike insisted on negotiating more and achieved for us a further premium!
We have no hesitation in recommending Mike Newman, if you are looking for someone to SELL your property – look no further!''
- Cherie & Graeme Whittle
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