Licensee Salesperson, Ray White New Brighton
'Lyttelton Harbour Basin focus is the key!'
20 years of industry success, living in Lyttelton, working in the Harbour Basin areas of Port Lyttelton, Corsair, Cass and Governors Bays. Achieving positive results for Lyttelton people. If you're thinking about making a real estate decision anywhere in the harbour basin, that's the kind of proven performance that you can depend on to achieve your goals.
The outstanding results Mike Shine has achieved for his clients pre and post earthquakes, is clearly reinforced by client endorsements. To view further endorsements visit www.mikeshine.co.nz
Mike is a very professional agent. He kept me informed, identified the buyer before the auction and along with Craig Prier, achieved my reserve price.
It's not always you come out of a mammoth task as buying a house, that you look back and smile at the process. From the first moment we walked into the house and met you, we could tell you were a straight forward honest and transparent person and all those qualities guided this process. Your experience and knowledge of the market, combined with your advise and guidance made our experience a stress free one. We are truly grateful that you've helped us secure that small piece of paradise that we'll soon call home. Can't wait to move in. A big thank you from all the family.
Kathleen & David Murphy
Very professional and we had confidence in him.
Gordon & Rose Stone
I have worked with Mike Shine for 20 years and over that time Mike has sold a number of properties for me - he had always achieved what we set out to do in an understate and professional manner. In my opinion, Mike Shine stands head and shoulders above those in his profession. Peter Tocker - Lyttelton Builders Ltd
We met Mike at one of his open homes in Lyttelton. His marketing material and local knowledge were superior to others we had met in his industry. On that basis, we listed our home with Mike and were pleased that we did so. He was, at all times, professional, willing to go that extra mile and achieved a wonderful results prior to auction. Without hesitation, we would highly recommend Mike Shine as a Real Estate Professional who really knows his stuff. Alan & Bernadette Scott
It is rare that one gets the opportunity to work with a consummate professional. In a time of extreme challenge, uncertainty and in a market place that is devoid of confidence. Mike Shine performed beyond our expectations, in every way and we were a complex real estate proposition. A matter of weeks after the Canterbury Earthquake, during a period of family crisis and as the endless aftershocks shook fear into the hearts of purchasers, Mike took the reins and the property was successfully marketed and sold! Mikes intuitive sense of the market, dedication, motivation and vast experience in the realty industry meant that we were in safe hands. As the owner of a local advertising agency, we were clients who had a keen understanding of marketing, advertising and making connections with potential consumers. We handed the complete marketing strategy over to Mike, and the results speak for themselves. I cannot imagine having a more well planned and executed campaign - no detail was left unresolved. Mike carefully managed our investment in media placement affording maximum exposure, with value added opportunities beyond our expectation. Mike supported our emotional journey through the 3 months process with his never ending positivity, honesty and enthusiasm. We cannot recommend Mike enough. It has been a pleasure working with Mike and we would jump at the change of working together again. Gail Anderson and Andrew Gilmore
Hi Mike, just a quick note to say sincere thanks for the effort you put into selling our home. Without your professional skill and marketing plan I don't believe that we would have enjoyed anywhere near the success achieved especially considering these challenging post quake times and it being so close to Xmas. The interest you generated throughout your marketing process was truly fantastic and the package was well done, from the photographer who only wanted the perfect shot for the advertising to the conclusion where the auctioneer worked the buyers. No matter what hurdles were put in your way you were able to leap over them without the slightest hiccup. Mike, if we ever need to sell another property, you will be the real estate agent we will call. Congratulations for a job well done. Frances (Fran) L. Clark
In recent months we have bought and sold a house with Mike Shine acting as out Real Estate agent. In both situations he was professional, knowledgeable, and easy to deal with. Best of all, he was always positive and nothing was ever too much trouble. Mike was always willing to ferret out more information for us, source new data or arrange yet another visit. We love our new house and love that we sold our old one! Gary McCormick & Katherine Cottier
We had tried off and on for two years to sell our property in Cass Bay. After the earthquakes we had given up all hope of being able to sell our property. With having to travel an hour to work each day it was imperative that the property was sold to allow us to move closer to my work. A friend of my son's approached me one day and said "if you really want to sell your house, I know a guy who will get a SOLD sticker on it for you." I had nothing to lose, so I gave him a call. What struck me about Mike was his honesty and his wealth of marketing knowledge. Mike told me exactly what to do to get the house ready for sale, and we got a sale in a very short period of time. Mike kept me informed every step of the way, and I absolutely valued his honesty and professional approach. I would not hesitate in using Mike again for future property deals, and have recommended him to other people looking for a straight up, honest agent. Thanks Mike for walking this journey with our family through these difficult times. Sheryl Bok, Cass Bay
Mike Shine sold my house in McQueen's Valley. His enthusiasm for this sale in a difficult market is to be commended. He worked tirelessly in producing an impressive brochure, an up to date LIM report, property report, all included in an impressive Property Pack mailed out to prospective buyers. The property was also marketed on the Ray White website, with a stunning photo gallery. Added to this, Mike managed to secure a front page picture feature on the Canterbury Property Press. After he secured a buyer, he liaised with the Council and my Lawyer in tidying up issues concerning the properties Final Certificate (as I was out of the country) concluding in an unconditional contract for the sale of the house. I would without hesitation recommend Mike's services to anyone needing a good trustworthy Real Estate agent. Nick Hills,
Overlooking the spectacular Akaroa Harbour, this astonishingly beautiful 65 hectare property is one of Banks Peninsulas largest and most established properties. In 5 separate titles with large stands of native bush, beach frontage and an historic homestead—the owner's family has been associated with this property since the mid 1860's. In 2003, the family trust decided to sell and a prominent Canterbury Real Estate company was contracted to sell the property by tender. After some months of marketing, no successful result was achieved. Through a referral, the vendors contacted Mike Shine who applied his marketing programme to the property. Once Mike Shine began his marketing campaign the property was sold within the three month listing period for an undisclosed sum of several million dollars. I have enjoyed working with you and appreciate your efforts and professionalism. Many thanks for your help. Colin Averill - Solicitor and Trustee
Mike Shine was engaged to sell a property in Lyttelton for which I was a trustee. Although the property was very attractive with a stunning view it hit the market at a very bad time, especially for properties in the price range being requested. Also, the house had rockcote finish and there was much emotional publicity circulating at the time regarding that type of cladding. Notwithstanding these factors, Mike did an excellent job in promoting the positives of the property and was very energetic in his pursuit of interested potential purchasers. He had produced a booklet that showed off the fine qualities of the property, with excellent photographs. The result was a sale that suited all parties in a trying market environment. Due to his courteous, polite manner Mike was a pleasure to work with in this sale. Gary Saunders