Licensee Salesperson, Ray White Mission Bay
Alison is a people person – she loves houses and would say interior design is her most passionate interest, but it’s her place in the community which stirs her soul. She relates beautifully to others, listens to the needs of families with whom she’s working, and ends up counting many of them as friends. She also has many repeat clients who love her honest, calm and relaxed manner, as well as her perseverance when necessary and the fact that she’s simply always available.
Her goal in her work is to provide a service way beyond what clients expect, making a potentially stressful experience an enjoyable one with minimal disruption and an exciting end result. She has a deep-rooted desire to get it right for people, and therefore never loses her enthusiasm or willingness to work hard.
Born in the UK, Alison married there and together they literally sailed their way to New Zealand. Having worked mainly in the film industry, she then decided on a change in career around ’96 and hasn’t looked back. Her love of life and genuine approach allowed her to quickly find her feet in the Auckland real estate market. Having lived in Auckland for 20 years, in Remuera, Glendowie, and now Mission Bay, she proudly calls New Zealand home.
Alison is now supported by an amazing team who are all licensed salespersons. Her husband, Robert Jackson-Mee, has over 35 years experience in commercial photography advertising top international brands, and he also has an in-depth knowledge of the building industry. Her personal assistant, Ruoxi Wang, holds a law degree from a prestigious university and speaks and writes fluent Mandarin and English. The team is extremely international, having lived in 7 major cities between them, namely London, New York, Boston, Hong Kong, Singapore, Beijing and Sydney.
Having sold three houses before, we didn't expect much of a difference when choosing a new agent, Alison at Ray White Mission Bay, but we were wrong. When choosing an agent, you need to be confident that they can sell and are not just an order-taker. Alison demonstrated her ability to sell along with her commitment to work tirelessly to get the right result. She was ably assisted by her team that consists of Rob and Ruoxi. The other point of difference we found, was how Wayne Maguire runs his auctions. Our previous two auctions were disasters, where we were just a number in a production chain. With Wayne, we had his sole attention, a clear strategy and no time constraints due to following auctions. Thanks to Alison and Wayne's efforts we got a great result and saw how houses should be sold in a timely manner.
Nicola and Paul Dodds - 20 Glendowie Rd, Glendowie
"We marketed and sold our Glendowie home by auction through Alison at Ray White Mission Bay. Having dealt with several agents in the past we knew how important the selection of the “right agent” is for us. We interviewed a number of agents before selecting Alison because of her professionalism, local knowledge and willingness to go the extra mile. Alison did not let us down, she followed through on all her promises, worked hard throughout the process which contributed to achieving the best result on the day. We have and will continue to recommend Alison and her team to anyone wanting to achieve a great sales result for their property."
Carl & Natasya Tucker - Glendowie
We were nervous about selling and interviewed several agents until we found Alison. Communication, trust and delivery made it a really easy and enjoyable process for us. We wouldn't hesitate in asking Alison to help us again in the future!
Michael and Amanda Good - Mission Bay
We have been in the same home for over 20 years and recently completed a sub-division. It was a huge leap of faith for us to trust an agent to sell two houses to two new owners who will hopefully be our neighbours for the next 20 years! Delighted to say that Alison deserved our faith.
Jean and Nigel - Glendowie
Alison was a dream agent. She has huge experience, endless patience, and genuine wisdom. Nothing is too much trouble (she makes you feel like you are her only vendor) and apart from being the nicest person, she gets excellent results. We can't recommend her highly enough.
Philippa and Mark Greaney
I would like to thank you for the timely knock on my door as we were in the planning stages of selling our house. I really appreciate the personal service and all the advise given with such integrity. I was very pleased with the turn out at the auction and with the final result. I also appreciate your continued efforts on my behalf in helping me to find a new home. It is such a pleasure to do business with you and I would recommend you to anyone. You certainly go above and beyond the call of duty. Thankyou. Kind regards, Deanne
Alison came recommended to us by our neighbours following the sale of their property. Within two weeks Alison delivered to our expectations. Providing assistance and encouragement from day one, we were always assured of the best possible outcome. Alison’s early advice and a great set of professional photos gave us a confident start. 50 plus groups through the house over the first weekend was an unbelievable achievement given that we went onto the market quietly, with only internet advertising. For all of this, and Alison’s advice on closing the sale, we will always be grateful.
Howard, Rosemary, Rebecca and Kate Webber
Alison has a remarkable ability to match people with houses. She has now both found us a house to buy and sold one for us. She went out of her way to find us what we wanted and was able to spot potential and think about the nature of the place and the people such that we have been immensely well served and feel very lucky in what we found and in having her to help. She was very professional, always very calm and thoughtful, with none of that annoying hype that you get sometimes from people selling things. She always conveyed that she had our best interests in mind.
Linda Hand PhD
April 2015 - Alison was invited to prepare a proposal to sell our family home, still in its original 1960s condition and of great significance to us all, as we grew up there. The proposal to market and sell our home by auction was well prepared by Alison, and when compared to other proposals, was compelling. Alison presented as engaging, enthusiastic yet not pushy, and displayed a good deal of empathy for the unique character of our home. We had independently discussed the sale with one of Alison's principals, and he warmly recommended Alison to do a fine job with the sale. This was a completely accurate assessment of Alison’s capabilities. Alison arranged the publicity, open homes and auction with great attention to detail. The open homes were well attended and the auction day went extremely well, with the sale price outstripping our optimistic expectations.
The Le Grice Family
September 14 - Alison accepted our listing after we had been very disappointed by a rival Real Estate company. We cannot speak highly enough of Alison. With Alison, what we saw is what we got . . . a Tenacious, Focused, No nonsense, Highly Professional and Results driven approach to the listing we entrusted her with. She succeeded where others failed. We would have no hesitation in using Alison again and we would highly recommend her to anyone considering listing their property. Thank you Alison.
Mike & June Siegel - 22b Challenger St, St Heliers
We listed and sold our home with Alison on the same day, having bought our new property from her conditionally upon selling. After 5 days we had it ship-shape and ready for buyers to view. We listed with Alison because her negotiation skills had so impressed us. She showed 3 groups through that very first day and by evening presented us with 2 offers. She has the ability to really qualify buyers which means she doesn’t waste your time – she really listens! I would recommend Alison to sell anyone’s home – she is honest, reliable and makes the whole process as painless as possible. We were so happy … listed and sold on the same day with a lovely new house to call home! I honestly believe she's the best agent in Auckland!
Tanya Timo - West Tamaki Road
Eight years ago when we purchased our property Alison was the selling agent. Given the passion for the property that she exhibited then, it was an easy decision to list the property again with Alison in April 2013. We chose to take the property to auction and the 3 week campaign she ran was fantastic, selling on auction day! We attribute our successful outcome to the efficiency, dedication and commitment of Alison. As novices to selling property Alison guided us through the marketing, open home and auction process; explaining each step as required. Her feedback was punctual, thorough, regular and as it turned out spot on. We were particularly impressed when Alison even after the sale, assisted us in finding a short term rental property. Above and beyond her contract we thought! We would not hesitate in recommending Alison to anyone thinking of selling or buying a home in Auckland. She has great energy, passion and commitment. We found her to be professional at all times, honest and knowledgeable, providing us with sound advice throughout the journey. We thank her very much for achieving the result she did and enabling us to sell our home.
Heath and Melissa Barclay - Meadowbank
Alison took my much loved home of 17 years to auction in March ’13, and although I had bids and other offers afterwards I decided not to sell. I took it off the market for personal reasons but remained in close contact with Alison, with whom I’d formed a new friendship as well as a very enjoyable professional relationship. When I had a further change of heart in August I called her immediately. Within a week Alison presented me with 2 competing offers and the buyers is someone who fell in love with it 5 months previously. I know they too think she has demonstrated great tenacity and remained calm and positive throughout a not so straightforward sale process. I’m incredibly happy with the result and would totally recommend her to anyone starting out their real estate journey. She’s gorgeous to deal with and a total professional. Kind regards, Amanda Alexandra
Amanda Alexander - 29 Raumati Rd, Remuera
Needing to “upsize” our home in an unpredictable market, Alison’s expertise and practical experience was key to our success. When selling our prior home, Alison’s ability to gain maximum exposure and secure popular interest in our auction resulted in a fantastic sale price for what was an entry-level property in the area. In purchasing our new home, Alison completely understood the needs of our family and truly listened to what we required from a property, both in the short and long term. Alison was mindful of our budget and worked with us over time to help us secure what is now a very happy, long-term, family home. Throughout the entire process we appreciated Alison’s honesty and her friendly “can-do” approach. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Alison and her fabulous expertise to any prospective buyer or perhaps more importantly vendor.
We recently purchased through Alison Jackson-Mee. At the time of the purchase our life was chaos as we were a week away from departing on an overseas trip. Alison however bought a sense of calm to the process as she quietly and efficiently negotiated with the vendor. The sale process was a little unusual with multiple offers and unusual elements surrounding the agreements. Alison kept us informed with instant feedback, very honest comments and a real sense of caring and understanding of both the vendors and our own circumstances. Through a genuine desire to obtain the right connection Alison installed a feeling of trust into both parties resulting in a win, win for all. Alison then donned her Superwomen cloak in the sale process of our own home as we were departing overseas less than 12 hours after our purchase was signed off. Alison was installed as custodian of our home whilst various trades’ people came and went to arrange the property for sale. Painters, electricians and staging expertise were embraced and Alison directed the traffic resulting in a quick time sale by one of her colleagues. We recommend Alison as a true professional with a radar on attention to detail. Her honesty, integrity and genuine desire to do the right thing by her clients endear her to both buyers and sellers. We highly recommend Alison as your real estate professional.
Peter and Carol Lahood - 31A Rarangi Rd, St Heliers
I bought and sold through Alison a few years ago, and she did a stellar job back then so it was a no-brainer to use her again to sell our house this weekend. I trust Alison, she's professional, and she really knows her stuff. She will put your mind at rest as she cares, and she's lovely too! We got great results - there were lots of bidders at the auction, and we went well over our reserve price, so all in all, we're very happy with the final outcome.
Emma - 92 Kurahaupo St, Orakei
We have just sold our house with Alison via auction. We had been in touch with Alison on a regular basis over a period of a couple of years and she had always struck us as a very professional and genuine person. So when it came to needing to sell our house she was the logical choice. We were quite nervous about selling by auction having not sold a house that way before. Alison introduced us to her extensive range of contacts to get the house looking as good as possible and the photographer did an amazing job with photos of the house and signage. Alison kept us up to date on a regular, and sometimes daily, basis. She was always very positive about our home and her calm and confident presence helped settle the nerves. Auction day was very professionally handled and our property sold under the hammer for a price we were more than happy with. Paul and I can’t thank Alison enough for getting us through what can be a stressful experience with the least pain possible. We have no hesitation in recommending Alison’s services to anyone looking to sell their house and achieve great results.
Paul and Justine Gunn