Licensee Salesperson, Ray White Waiheke
Wendy Lumley brings 15 years of experience in sales and customer services for Qantas to her new role selling properties for Ray White Waiheke.
But she’s no stranger to real estate. They don’t call her Open Home Wendy for nothing. Wendy lives and breathes real estate, and loves visiting open homes. When she was living in Buckland Beach and kept a bach on Waiheke, any friends looking to buy or sell a home knew Wendy was the go-to person for information on recent sales, and what was new to the market.
It’s been her long-term ambition to work in real estate and now that she and her husband of 32 years have moved permanently to the island, Ray White Waiheke is thrilled to have Wendy join their sales team. “And I thought it would be nice for them to have another female in the office” she says. Plus now she gets to organise open homes.
Wendy describes herself as a good listener, friendly, easy-going and can read what people are wanting. “Often people don’t know what they want. I can talk to them and show them what is available and work out what they want. I can help people’s dreams come true, buying their own slice of Waiheke paradise.”
Outside of work, family is really important to Wendy. And she also loves the island’sdiversity, the bush walks, the great food and coffee, and the laid-back holiday feeling.
Wendy helped my husband and I find a home on Waiheke Island a year and a half ago and again last month. When we first began looking for a property we approached every agent on the island. Most were more concerned with convincing us to like the properties they wished to sell than actually understanding our needs. Wendy was excellent. She was more organised, more hard-working, more accommodating and more of a partner than any of the others. We immediately trusted her and bought the second house she showed us because it was exactly what we wanted. When we found ourselves in a position to buy another property we once again approached Wendy knowing we could trust her to aid our search and knowing she would go out of her way to help us understand properties from afar - we were buying remotely from London. Wendy visited houses and spent a lot of time preparing videos for us. When she showed homes she pointed out the problems as well as the benefits, which made us like the properties more as we were less afraid of problems occurring later. She also arranged independent building reports for us. Our circumstances are unusual and have required an accommodating approach from Wendy and her vendors and Wendy has always solved problems and made things work to our benefit and to the benefit of vendors - by securing them sales.
Wendy was great! Not your usual pushy agent. She was very easy going and wonderful to deal with. Very accommodating and a fabulous communicator. It was a stress free experience!
Matt & Jess
Overall we found Wendy to be a great Agent. She is a good balance of being friendly, genuine and accommodating as well as being firm and sales driven when required.
To whom it may Concern: In our experience of having Wendy Lumley as the sale agent for home here on Waiheke Island . We found Wendy to be friendly, helpful, courteous and pleasant to work with, and most of all trustworthy and honest . We would not hesitate to use her services again and would recommend her to friends and family or anyone who seeks advice. Jack & Vera
Jack Ryder - 28 Kennedy Road
I have recently purchased a house on Waiheke Island through Ray White and they were very easy to deal with and straight forward. Wendy Lumley looked after to me very well and was very welcoming and great to deal with. She was very honest with everything which I like and I appreciated her patience while we sold our house in Auckland to purchase the new property on Waiheke Island. I found the hospitality and service that Ray White Waiheke provided to be excellent and the team very friendly . They are professional people with good hearts and they found us a nice property to meet our family requirements. Thanks Wendy and Ray White”
Andrew - Auckland
Excellent friendly & professional is how I would describe Wendy, she was always helpful with any questions or queries we had and communicated instantly if anything arose and as we were in the stressful position of being in a multi-offer purchase situation her professionalism was invaluable. Wendy has also sold our current home and this she achieved in 3 days! Very impressive and we are so happy with the result. We couldn't have asked for a better person to deal with from being both a Purchaser and a Vendor, very happy to recommend Wendy for any future property transactions. Thanks again, Janine & Doug
Doug & Jeanenne - Onetangi
Wendy is friendly & professional