Client Testimonials

Elizabeth McElrea - Rothesay Bay
Bayleys’ Tara Menzies and Malcolm Low, proved an exemplary team when it came to our recent house sale. From the beginning they were engaged and honest in all their dealings with us, from establishing a realistic sale price goal to updating us on potential buyer feedback. Their methods were based on good statistic evidence gleaned from internet views as well as attendance at open homes. At all stages of the process, which can at times be stressful, they remained positive and supportive. The auction itself was comparatively straightforward and the level of professionalism at the Bayley’s North Shore operation, very much in evidence.
We recommend Tara and Malcolm as a highly effective team with an invaluable knowledge of the North Shore market and a proven track record.

Rex & Christine Halliwell – Mairangi Bay
Tara Menzies and Malcolm Low hit the ground running to arrange the sale of our fathers house. This was achieved in a timely professional manner with a wonderful result. We would highly recommend engaging their expertise and local knowledge.

Andrew Young – Campbells Bay
Buying a property to return to NZ while overseas has its difficulties, but Tara managed to make the process easy.  Late night calls or early morning emails were taken in her stride and in the end we were very pleased to buy our home through her and the team from Bayleys.

Corey Marshall - Rothesay Bay 

We have been privileged on a number of property transactions to work with Tara Menzies and the Bayleys property group.  Tara is a highly motivated & experienced realtor that understands the importance of both the buying & selling side of a property transactions and works with prospective sellers & buyers to achieve market value.  Ultimately this assures anyone dealing with her of a fair transaction.  We would recommend Tara and have done so to our family & friends.

Alison Hall and Paul Laursen – Campbells Bay

Have been walking on air since learning about the sale this afternoon.  So appreciative of your calming reassurances, professionalism and patience throughout the campaign.  Grateful, also, for your steadfast efforts to close the deal this past week.  Awesome news!  That "SOLD" sign sure looked great when I drove past it this evening coming home.

I'm sure we'll be in touch soon, but wanted to let you know how very happy we are.  Raising a glass to toast your efforts tonight.

Thanks again!


Ken Ward - Principal Murrays Bay School

Tara has been involved as a friend and parent of our school for a number of years.  She supports our school in a variety of ways with fundraisers and school signage, such as safety signs for our drop and go zone.  We are also lucky to have her donate $500 for each house sold to our school.  We really value the partnership we have with Bayleys and Tara Menzies. 

Lynette & John - Murrays Bay
We would like to take this opportunity of thanking you and the Bayleys team for your professional and outstanding service in selling our property.

Not having sold a property for 27 years we were a little lost on where to start.  It was a nervous time as our retirement income was dependent on the sale of our property.  However, we need not have worried as Tara you guided us throughout the whole process including staging our property and the end result was a sale that will provide a happy retirement for us both. 
We would therefore have no hesitation in recommending Tara as an honest, efficient, and experienced agent for any property transaction.


Claire and Simon Shears 
We were very pleased in the way that Tara ran our house sale campaign. She showed  professionalism and dedication in listening and incorporating our wishes along with maximising the best opportunities.  This led to interactive and flexible communications and thus a positive outcome. 
Tara is trustworthy, supportive and professional which leads to a good working relationship with her clients. 

Katherine and Chris Pascoe
" We didn't hesitate in making the choice to work with Tara Menzies from Bayleys.
 Her reputation as an excellent communicator who got results proceeded her. We felt completely comfortable with Tara throughout the process, we were well informed, communication was excellent and the marketing was excellent. Our signs, flyers and online material was professionally presented with creativity and flair. Tara made us feel listened to, we trusted her and she went the extra mile to help us prepare the house for sale. We wouldn't hesitate to work with her again."

Tanya Kelly
Jackie and Tara were professional and always available for any question I had, anytime of the day. They were truly amazing from start to finish.

Mark and Lois Watts
What a formidable duo you two are.. well done.
"Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success" - Dale Carnegie

Paul & Andrea Donovan
We can fully recommend Tara and Ritesh to assist in selling your property.
They were careful to understand our concerns and aspirations and then suggest a suitable and successful method of going to market. This included a comprehensive marketing package and property staging – both of which we feel have provided a very high return on investment by helping to obtain the best price for our property. Their attention to detail was excellent and they either incorporated our thoughts or gave us well reasoned answers as to why another way was better.
We were impressed by their professionalism and skill when it came to handling the auction bid and the subsequent offers. We were delighted when they presented 3 offers for us to choose from.
Well done Tara and Ritesh - we appreciate your effort and would certainly both recommend you and engage your services for further real estate sales.

Craig & Deb Buckle
Deb and I want pass on our appreciation and thanks to you and the Bayleys team for the stellar work you undertook in selling our home in Murrays Bay.
Our position was not an uncommon one for many house owners on the North Shore. We had a lovely home however, being clad in plaster and without a current Council Code of Compliance; its market value was compromised. We decided that the house deserved to be put right with a total re-clad and were confident the market would respond favourably if we did it well. One of our key partners had to be the right Real Estate Agency and Bayleys’ target market was definitely the right fit for us.
While agents from other firms were keen we proceed with a quick sale "as is" you were prepared to take this journey with us. We hope that you gained some knowledge of the re-clad process along the way as we met regularly at the house during construction and it provided you with confidence in the quality of the end result. Thanks for believing in our vision. As with all major projects our time lines moved during the rebuild process and you moved your campaign plans effortlessly to coincide with our completion date. During this time you always kept us fully informed on the market’s activity and the key dates we needed to meet to optimise our opportunity. Thanks for your patience.
Four years after you first made contact with us we promised to deliver you a marketable property and, when we did, you masterminded a campaign that delivered an outstanding result in short time, one that absolutely exceeded our expectation.
We know much of the work you did for us went unseen – the hours spent following up and working with prospective purchasers. At all times you kept us completely up to date on how that process was tracking and the market feedback.
When we signed up with Bayleys you promised that throughout the process we would only need to deal with you. Whether it be open homes, private viewings, market updates or minor queries we were never passed onto other people in the team. You handled every aspect of the sale for us. Thanks for the personal touch.
At the same time you spent many hours over many months personally showing us around houses for sale – from Takapuna to Waiake, Greenhithe to Rothesay Bay – providing support and gentle guidance on where we might make our new home. When we settled on the Rothesay Bay house we saw no difference in your actions on the "buy side" of the transaction. We felt that you were continuing to advocate for us as purchasers in the same way you advocated for us as vendors. Thanks for your professionalism.
It was simply a pleasure working with you and we’ve made a point of passing this feedback onto our friends and family. If you ever need a verbal reference from us for a prospective client, just let us know. 

Goria and David Smith
We would thoroughly recommend Tara Menzies as a real estate agent. We recently sold our house at auction and found Tara to be very professional and very proficient at her job.She was always approachable and always kept in touch with us during the whole time our house was being marketed. We had regular feed back and she kept our spirits up when we felt stressed. We have been very satisfied with the way she handled our sale.

Larry and Sue Barnett
When we decided to sell our family home, we both knew immediately during our first meeting with Tara, that she was the person we wanted to market our house.  Her extremely professional and friendly manner made us feel totally confident in her ability to do the best for us.     
Tara is very well connected in the Murrays Bay area which is definitely a bonus and she kept us constantly informed with updates and the progress during our marketing process.
When we successfully sold our house at Auction, we really felt that everything had been done to achieve the best possible outcome for us.  Bayleys marketing and Auction process was fantastic too.
Tara’s upbeat and friendly manner made dealing with  her an absolute pleasure and we would highly recommend her.

Ben & Monica Paterson
We highly recommend Tara - she was very professional. Tara was always thorough with the selling process - she kept us up to date with any feedback, gave suggestiions in where she thought improvements could be made in the decorating process.
Tara was very helpful from the first day we went to an open home of the house we actually ended up buying. This made the decision very easy on who we wanted to use for the sale of our own home. Tara was always very thorough on the sale process, setting up staging, and relaying any issues from potential buyers. She always made us feel valued, rather than just another person selling a house."
 
Neal & Penny Jefferson
 We invited three very experienced Real Estate agents to present to us written appraisals on our property.
All three agents had a wealth of knowledge of property sales in the local area.
All three price appraisals were very similar.
What made the difference for us was that in addition to selling a house, just as importantly, we also needed to buy a house.
As soon as Tara Menzies from Bayleys knew what our requirements were she set out trying to find us a new home. Tara was the only agent we dealt with that did this.
We were also impressed with Tara’s determination and tenacity in securing our listing. We reasoned that if Tara was also as determined and tenacious at selling our home, then she would secure a great result for us and this she most certainly did.
After selling our home, Tara then undertook a letterbox prospecting campaign to find us a new home and as a direct result of this initiative, has just sold us a perfect home that meets and exceeds all our needs, a house that wasn’t even on the market!
We would have no hesitation in highly recommending Tara Menzies & Bayleys Mairangi Bay

Rachel and Ken Alexander
We would like to thank Tara for her very professional approach to selling our property. She has been a delight to deal with and we commend her for being polite, thorough, and a very straight forward person
 
Brendon Furness
After buying and selling numerous property both in NZ and offshore, without question Tara has been the best agent we have ever dealt with.  My wife met Tara once, explained our list of requirements and Tara identified 66 Kowhai Road as meeting those.  Our limited time (my wife was ChCh based) was not wasted at any other property.  Further, I felt that information I provided to Tara, was treated in confidence.
These may not seem like much or maybe our many experiences have just been 'bad luck', but certainly this was the smoothest process we have ever been through.
I will be recommending Tara to anyone who looks to sell or buy in the Eastern Bays.

Sisi Shao
 Working with Tara and Debbie Craig at Bayley's has been fantastic. We bought our new property off them, and they were extremely helpful, and when it came time to sell our old property, they stepped up and the made everything as easy as possible for us. Selling is such a stressful process, and they, along with the whole Bayley's team were very helpful and put as at ease.
 
Malcolm and Kylie Matthewson
Recently when Kylie and I decided to put our house on the market we decided to chose Tara Menzies from Bayleys to market our property after experiencing her fantastic comments from vendors and buyers. We decided to take the property to auction and Tara was a tower of strength right throughout the process. We found her very helpful, always took that extra time to go out of her way, and always kept us informed with feedbacks and marketing information. She always did what she said she was going to do and was professional throughout.
We always felt comfortable dealing and communicating with her open and clear. We would not hesitate to use her services again in marketing and selling our property in the future.

David and Philippa Prentice
We appointed Tara Menzies as agent for the sale of our property in Rosemary Avenue, Forrest Hill. From the time Tara presented her marketing proposal to us through to the auction stage she displayed a high degree of professionalism in all aspects of the sales programme. Everything was clearly explained with polite suggestions made for our consideration. We appreciated the advanced notice for every private viewing of our home and the thorough analysis and reporting on the parties who had expressed interest. The whole process ran very smoothly thanks to Tara and we ended up with a fantastic result with the property selling after a little over a week on the market for a price which far exceeded our expectations. We could not comment more highly of Tara’s ability – the results speak for themselves!

Gerrie
Hi Tara and Debbie,
It was lovely working with you both during the process of selling my much loved family home. i would certainly recommend you to anyone who are looking to buy or sell within your area. 
 
Erika and Paul Murphy
I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank Tara Menzies for the outstanding service we received from her in purchasing our new home on Hastings Road and for selling our much loved home in Baulcomb Parade.
I would not hesitate to recommend Tara.  She listened, advised and made sure that we were always kept in the process throughout the selling and buying process.  Her patience explaining procedures was endless and was always personable and very professional.  She made a very stressful process a lot easier and went above and beyond the call of duty.
I would not hesitate to use her services again in the future.
Also a big thank you to the auctioneer Daniel Coulson who made the auction process much easier and achieved a wonderful outcome on the sale of our home.

Mark and Sarah Williamson
Tara was a very valuable and reliable partner to us in the process of purchasing our home. She was always available to address queries and visit the property when required. When we decided that she should bid at auction on our behalf she was happy to do so and we had complete confidence in her ability to get us the home on the day. I would recommend her services to friend and family in the future.

Cynthia Baker
Tara Menzies was enthusiastic, sunny and optimistic without being pushy. She was able to answer questions in a timely way and source information quickly when asked. Did not try to oversell the property.
I would recommend her to friends and family in the future.

Kenneth and Jocelyn MacKenzie
“ Tara sold our house for us after only one week of having it listed.  We found Tara and the Bayleys team fantastic to deal with, we were kept fully informed throughout the process and received great feedback.  Tara made everything easy and nothing was a problem, we were very happy with the result and would not hesitate to use Tara again in marketing and selling our property.”

Sarah and Peter
We recently purchased a property where Tara was acting as the vendors Agent. Tara was fantastic to deal with throughout the negotiations from the warm greeting at the first open home to dealing with all the phone calls and follow up queries at odd hours. Throughout the process, Tara was always friendly, welcoming and extremely patient and very willing to go the extra mile to accommodate our needs with busy working hours. We found Tara to be very helpful and always willing to help answer our questions, and made the negotiation process seem very easy and smooth, without applying pressure, we always felt comfortable dealing with her.
I have no hesitation in recommending Tara’s services to anyone thinking of selling their property.
 
Tony and Janine Cowley
We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the wonderful work of Tara in her efforts in getting a buyer for
our property in Altair Place, Mairangi Bay in May this year.
In all our dealings with Tara, we found her to be straight forward, sincere and completely trust worthy and the process
of selling our house was made a lot easier as a result of her involvement.
We would not hesitate in recommending Tara to any prospective Vendors who want to secure the services of an
experienced, effective real estate agent. Tara is a credit to the Bayleys brand.
 
Charmain Mogg
The service we received was good, the girls did a very good job and they were very professional. They delivered on all the things they promised. 
Nicky and Tara tried very hard to find us a house, in the area but there was a shortage of properties at the time I was looking and we didn’t find anything, but not for lack of trying.
 
Jacob Billings
Tara and Nicky had to work very hard to sell the property. They always kept us up to date on progress and where things were at. It was the first time we have sold a house so this sort of communication was great.
 
Antony Smith
The standard of service throughout the sale process was very good. The property sold at auction even when the market wasn't at its best. Tara and Nicky were great, they were able to provide all the information that we required.
 
Carl and Kimberly King
The dynamic duo is how we would explain our experience with Tara Menzies and Nicky Williams from Bayleys after experiencing their fantastic service in selling our house. Both showed a level of service, commitment and dedication that is hard to find these days. They never quit at any stage and kept us up to date at all times. We recommend the ‘dynamic duo’ if you want a kick arse sales team who never give up and get results!
We had the pleasure of dealing with Tara Menzies with both a sale and purchase of properties over a short period of time. Tara was very professional and experienced which gave us a level of confidence that she could deliver on both fronts. The whole process was seamless and well handled. The experience and knowledge of Tara shone through and was evident with the quick sale and purchase of the properties involved, a real professional in her field.
 
Shirley Forde Radford
This is to thank you for the prompt, courteous and thoroughly professional service which I received from your company and Tara Menzies throughout the purchase process for the above property.
It was a pleasure dealing with Tara. She, and you, will not be forgotten.
Key to the property has been received. Thank you.

I Pecirov
Congrats on a job well done from me. The marketing campaign was excellent. Also the fact that I was contacted before every viewing was highly appreciated. All up you guys have the thumbs up from me - well done.

Hoagy Meeske
I would like to express my sincere appreciation for the manner in which you handled my son's purchase of the Hastings Road property.  You were courteous, on time, and did what you said you were going to do: supplied documentation,  got answers to questions, returned calls promptly, etc .
Furthermore and most impressive was the fact that you weren't afraid to carefully explain up front a couple of not so positive title issues that less forthright sales people probably would have liked to avoid.  In short you both looked and conducted yourselves pleasantly and professionally throughout, and I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending you and your company.
Finally, whatever reservations we might have had regarding auctions evaporated on the day.  The process was incredibly efficient and professional, and we walked away confident that everything had been conducted honestly with a high degree of integrity.

David & Gerd Hutcheson
Tara Menzies, of Bayleys North Shore, has acted as our agent for the auction of our property in Kaukapakapa, and also for the sale of our other property in Okura.  At all times she has treated us and her task with the utmost professionalism and respect. Both she and her colleagues took us through the auction process to a successful conclusion, for which we are exceedingly grateful.  Of particular note was her understanding of the stress involved and her totally sympathetic approach to us.
We would have no hesitation in recommending Tara, and Bayleys North Shore to any prospective clients.

Emma
Thank you for your assistance we both really have appreciated it and we will forward on your details to any friends or family looking to buy or sell on the shore as you have been our preferred agent to deal with.

Gaye Ingold
I initially contacted Tara Menzies requesting information about a property she had listed for sale.  After being impressed with Tara's professional and personable manner I decided to have her list a property our family partnership wanted to sell.
Throughout the listing, marketing and selling process of the property, Tara displayed a polite, confident and helpful manner in providing appropriate advice and information which, in her opinion, was best suited to reach a successful outcome for all parties.  She was also prepared to listen to our thoughts andexpectations regarding the sale of our property.  Tara was proactive in using the Bayleys database of clients and as a result successfully completed the sale of our property within a very short time frame.
I would not hesitate in recommending Tara Menzies to any person who is considering the purchase or sale of a property.