Licensee Salesperson, Ray White Whitianga
WHAT IS IT ABOUT HEATHER BENSON……………….
she’s BZZZY selling real estate ! - (or so says her number plate) Look out for the bright Yellow Kea Soul - you can't miss it!
We are told to always write in the “third person” when compiling a profile or bio - well do you know what, I think that is kind of silly don’t you. If I am explaining to you what I can offer when dealing with your real estate matters, it seems strange to say “she”. My Mother always taught me, that “She” was the Mothers’ Cat!!
So, Hi I am Heather Benson. I live in Whitianga, and have done for the past 14 years. I truly enjoy and love this Mercury Bay area, my favourite places being Otama, Opito Bay and Matapaua Bay. I feel very lucky and privileged to live in such a beautiful part of our magnificent country. They say that you go back to your roots, well I was born here many years ago, in Thames - funny old world isn’t it - here I am ..after having lived in many NZ locations, and also overseas.
For most of my working life I have been involved in sales and marketing, I chose real estate as a means to earn a living here in Whitianga because I really do enjoy people and I have an easy rapport with people of all ages and from all walks of life. I believe in building trust and rapport, and that’s what I set out to do. I believe also in integrity, truth, honesty and fair dealings with all whom I meet in my life.
Family and friends are far more important to me than monetary gain and fancy possessions. However, that was a lesson hard learnt in the past, and being able to live in the now and be thankful is a wonderful motivator. I am not motivated by money, isn’t that a strange thing to say - but its true. I am however, motivated by meeting the challenges of real estate, and getting the job done to the happy satisfaction of all parties.
I guess it is the satisfaction of a job well done that motivates me to the next challenge. The many people I have dealt with over the past 16 years in real estate have given me joy in the simple things - like “thank you” when they find the home they have been looking for, or when I have been able to complete a successful negotiation to achieve a sale for them. They are sweet words when I work so hard, with my clients best interests’ at heart.
So what do you get when you work with me. Always fun and laughter, I try to live each day to the fullest and I am a happy person; always the truth - and that is hard sometimes when I tell you I consider your property to be valued at less than you think - but I know the buyers’ expectations, so why disappoint you by “talking up” your property to a value that is unrealistic.
Buyers: I will listen to you, source properties for you, offer you some alternatives that you may not be aware of, take time to get to understand your requirements. I will tell you any unusual aspects of a property, and I will show you the properties you have given me a brief for, and not the higher priced ones. How frustrating to be shown a property that you love - outside of your price range !! Why would I do that to you or to the seller??
Sellers: I will be honest in my feedback, and not waste your time on unnecessary and irrelevant information. My goal is to sell your property for the best price I can achieve in the present market, in a time frame that suits you, to a fully qualified and genuine buyer.
Have fun, enjoy your Real Estate journey with me,
NZ Premier member 2015
It was a long haul selling our property and Heather never gave in. We are very please with the result.
Glen & Ann Mulcahy - Whitianga
"Heather is attentive, reliable, trustworthy and helpful with strategy and her advice and work with purchasers resulted in a quick sale which was what we needed."
Ruth Young - Whitianga
Very realistic, helpful and positive advice from the agent. She did an excellent job. Thanks very much. Tony and Lynette.
Tony & Lynette - Pukekohe
"Awesome! Good follow up whenever needed to know anything, always helpful and supportive, many thanks."
Tom & Glenis Logan - Pukekohe
"Heather, we are extremely happy with all that you have done for the sale of our auction property, we will recommend you to all!"
Margarite & Ian - Whitianga
"I would like to take this chance to thank you for all your help, advice and effort you gave me both inside and outside of your working hours. The information and assistance you gave me helped me hugely in completing and achieving in this university project."
"We would recommend Heather Benson to anyone selling or buying real estate in the Whitianga area. Fantastic, will definitely sell or purchase with Heather as our agent."
Paul & Julie - Auckland
"Congratulations on your success on Saturday. I thought an excellent result from a more difficult marketing programme. I enjoy working with professional/positive people. You have and are establishing a very close co-operative sales team well done. It is obvious you are really building momentum within the greater Whitianga area."
Ken Ralph - Auckland
"Thank you for your hard work on our behalf, Heather we look forward to working with you in the future."
Derek & Dorothy - Whitianga
"We have found Heather to be a pleasant, happy, reliable person who is trustworthy and respects confidentiality. We have no hesitation in recommending her to any future clients."
Murray & Sue - Whitianga
"Congratulations and thanks for wrapping up the sale of our Whitianga property. We greatly appreciated your enthusiasm, Expertise and tenacity in marketing the property and achieving A successful outcome. Also for keeping us so well informed throughout – well done."
Keith Curran - Havelock North
"Thank you for your time and effort in the mortgage sale of the Whitianga property we sold recently. In trying conditions you were able to achieve what we felt to be a good result. I would be happy to recommend your services to others"
Geoff Allen - Auckland