Licensee Salesperson, Ray White Blockhouse Bay
Donna has spent 20 years in the Real Estate Industry and during that time has seen the market in our local area flourish.
"The surrounding areas of Blockhouse Bay, Lynfield and Hillsborough have long been attractive locations for prospective buyers," she says, "I've always worked within the area and enjoy the opportunity to promote all the benefits that it has to offer its residents."
Four years ago Donna teamed up with Angela Scarfe, who is very proud of her real estate career spanning more than 30 years. Together they have forged a very successful path and team, now known more commonly as “The Real Estate Girls”.
Prior to taking up Real Estate, Donna worked as an Office Manager and Personal Assistant in London and Western Australia. She also spent several years as a Data Entry Supervisor in government departments in Western Australia. "Real Estate was always something I'd wanted to do, and I've certainly never regretted the career change," she says. "My job allows me to meet new and interesting people each day and share with them the joy in realizing their dreams."
Donna returned to Blockhouse Bay 21 years ago after spending 10 years overseas. As a mother of two adult children who were brought up in the area and attended the local schools, she values the community spirit and relaxed atmosphere of the area. "It's a very family-orientated place with a number of excellent schools on offer. Centrally located and easily accessible to all areas of Auckland, Blockhouse Bay, Lynfield and Hillsborough are proving very desirable places to live."
When not working hard for her clients, Donna enjoys spending her free time with husband Chris, Jaimi, Nick and their partners.
We enlisted our section with Donna and Angela under an auction programme. They gave us advice on marketing and worked diligently with their data bases notifying all of their buyers of our new listing. They kept us informed regularly with weekly reports on the activity of our property and feedback. We found them both to be extremely dedicated, genuine and with high work ethic standards. They did what they said they were going to do and followed up on all inquiry. They were tenacious with their follow up and were extremely professional, approachable and knowledgeable with their sales in the area. We would highly recommend their services to any other vendor considering selling. They went over and above our expectations and achieved us a unconditional sale that we are very happy with and on terms that suit us. We felt they worked 100% for us and had our best interests at heart. Well done ladies!!!! Excellent work!
Dean and Christine Burnie
They were two amazing lady's to work with. Both kept us in the loop throughout the entire process, they were easy to talk to and ensured it was stress free. Thanks Donna and Angela.
Justin and Jennifer
I would like to comment on how easy Donna made, ( what is usually a stressful time), the whole transaction seem. We had many questions and requests and each was dealt with promptly and efficiently and at no time did we feel we were putting her out. Donna has a really sunny personality and is able to mix a bit of humour in with her professionalism. She actually listens to what you want in a property so was able to come up with something for us really quickly. If we need to change our property again we would definitely want Donna to be our agent
C & M Pearce
Top ladies!!! I was selling a property on my father's behalf and Donna and Angela handled this with a degree of sensitivity that was really appreciated. Their professionalism and friendliness made the whole process an easy experience. Donna and Angela kept in touch very regularly with updates on Open Homes and interested parties. Their enthusiasm was infectious and their experience in the market showed, when it came to knowledge of the current market. Since auction date their communication is just as great informing me of the necessary steps to be taken from here on. A wonderful pair to deal with all round! I believe Donna and Angela are top of their game!
There is something to be said about the experience levels, that these two ladies possess. Donna and Angela made selling our house feel like a dream. Every single detail was carefully organised and handled by them. I barely lifted a finger and our house was sold - and for a magical price. A price which I can 100% thank them for, as I strongly feel the hard work and dedication they put into it, helped get us there. Advice was freely given, discussions were open and honest, weekly reporting was better than I expected and I can't fault a single moment. Donna and Angela turned what we expected to be a stressful situation, into something we loved - we can't wait to do again! And.. without a doubt, we will be using 'The Real Estate Girls' every time.
Jesse Drake and Angela Humble
Donna Bailey and Angela Scarfe ARE “The Real Estate Girls”. They make selling your property a lot easier as they understand that it is an important decision, and that you need someone who is sympathetic to the emotions that you are going through, and are there to help. These Girls went that extra mile for us in the selling of our family home after the passing of our mother, and this was especially important to us in who to choose to work with, to achieve this. They gave us personal support and sound advice, and were fantastic in keeping us up to date with how the viewings were going, and the queries that buyers had about the property. They even went the extra step in finding out information that we were unable to supply and sourcing specialists to assist when required. We would not hesitate in recommending Donna and Angela as professional and competent agents and would certainly use them again if ever the occasion arose. A BIG thank you to both of you! Very much appreciated.
Eric & Simone