Catherine sold my farm too fast, which sadly prevented me from finding the joy I could have experienced by ‘the Catherine Stewart way’. Her get up and go attitude was dynamic and puts a lot of other real estate agents to shame. However all I can say is ‘the Catherine Stewart way’ works. Good Luck for the future Catherine, keep up the good work and you won’t go wrong!!!
Sincerely George Blakely
Working with Catherine was great, she was professional and friendly and very helpful with local knowledge. With this transaction, I preferred to be involved in the negotiation with the Vendor and working with Catherine allowed me to do this and Catherine facilitated the process. Happy to recommend Catherine to anyone.
When I first met Catherine I couldn't help but notice her enthusiasm and warm smile. It's always a pleasure to meet a person with these qualities. When she told me she would find us a house I couldn't quite believe it, but it happened - Catherine delivered. So confident that the Vender had found the right buyers the deal was signed within hours.
What luck meeting Catherine and ultimately buying our house through her. It was a reassuring and unique experience in that she made us feel like she had our back just as she had her vendors. Fair and committed to all parties needs. She worked tirelessly to find a property to suit us. When we felt like we were swimming in a sea of potential properties she was there pro active and focused. She would keep in contact with us about appropriate properties coming up...I think she knew what we needed better than we knew ourselves. Never pushing us out of our comfort zone she gave us the time needed to think on a property. If we missed out on one she was still there to keep us on task and looking forward ...that's unique! Catherine and her team guided us through what could have been a most stressful process reminding us that it should be fun. And it was and we love the new house! Many thanks.
"When we decided to sell our Lifestyle Block it was really clear to us that we would want to list with Catherine Stewart as she had several other listings in our area and had already sold some. Catherine's winning personality, attention to detail and perseverance secured us an ideal buyer who was also interested in our equipment. We enjoyed working with her and recommend her to anyone wanting to buy or sell in the Kaipara".
"For quite some time we had been trying to sell our remote and quite rough block of land without any success and then we heard from our neighbour that Catherine Stewart had sold his block after only a few days for a very good price. We then contacted Catherine and after only a short time she had sold our block for an honest, but good price.
We were very impressed with Catherine's lovely manner, her amazing energy and her sales ability".
"Catherine has been an outstanding agent for a large farming portfolio, her can do attitude and enthusiasm is what drew us toward having her list the family farm. Through a very challenging time she has been the light at the end of the tunnel, being very professional, organised and honest. These are just a few of her favourable attributes that we have encountered through this whole process. Her farming knowledge, ability to get the portfolio listed promptly and outstanding marketing plan are what have contributed to the sale of these farms. I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants to list their properties and take pride in what you have to sell, she is the agent for you."
"Catherine sold me my first property in Kaipara. I then employed her as a buyers agent for my next land purchase. The neighbouring farm. I found her honest, helpful and … knowledgeable... A great help for someone who knows next to nothing about farming. I would not hesitate to recommend her."
“Our family contacted Catherine Stewart as a result of a recommendation from long-time acquaintances and friends, Terri and Janet Jones from the Bayleys West Harbour office. Selling our farm-batch in Batley was never going to be an easy decision, since it had been the source of many fond family memories on the waterfront.
When we approached her as a father-son team, Catherine was very enthusiastic and knew the Kaipara region well. She made time to talk or meet and even turned up for a chat with some sandwiches while we were working in the area. We liked her ideas, photographic prowess and marketing strategies. She is both an attractive and likeable person and despite coming so close to getting an early sale persisted during the winter off season with excellent communication, grit and tenacity.
She achieved a transaction when we least expected it and at a time that could barely have been more suitable.
Our family trust holds and has dealt with a great number of residential and lifestyle properties in the Kaipara region. We will be determined for none other than Catherine to handle their future marketing. She stands head and shoulders above the level of her colleagues in the Maungaturoto area; and while this is hardly a compliment if you had had to deal with those, we would seek out Catherine in any competitive environment.
We unreservedly recommend her to handle your property needs, we know none better.”
J Hertzke and M Hertzke
"I have recently concluded a property purchase with Catherine Stewart acting as agent for the vendor. Having had previous experience with property sales and purchases I would very much like to acknowledge the work that Catherine did in bringing the contract to completion. From the time of our first communication to the signing of the agreement and through to settlement, Catherine has been and remained accessible, involved and committed to seeing the agreement completed to the satisfaction of the parties. She has been open, professional and pleasant; prepared to bring her extensive knowledge of the area and the market to the task. Catherine has been the agent that any vendor would wish to see, and that every purchaser would with to deal with. I cannot recommend her more highly".
"We have recently purchased a farm through Bayleys agent Catherine Stewart. Our initial contact with Catherine was via phone and from then on it was nothing but a positive experience. Catherine is a very warm, friendly and caring woman who, through honest and open communication helped us work through buying this property. Catherine accommodated our first visit to northland at very short notice. As we were coming quite a distance we appreciated this very much. Because we were not local we needed to do our homework about the area and this particular farm. Catherine’s local knowledge and contacts were invaluable to us at this time as was her understanding of farming in her area. Catherine kept contact with us throughout the slightly unusual sale, through the inevitable glitch and is still in contact as we get closer to settlement date. She has facilitated contact with various people affected by our purchase of the property and we feel very comfortable asking Catherine anything we need to know. Even though we realise Catherine was working for the seller, she made an effort to understand our needs and aspirations. She is a true professional and a very genuinely thoughtful and kind person who takes her job seriously and gives her full commitment to those she comes in contact with. Catherine consequently put us in contact with a Bayleys agent in our own area, whom we listed and sold with, in a very short time. We give top marks to the whole Bayleys team...they work together and they do get results. A very big thank you Catherine, see you in Northland soon."
Craig and Christine Sanger
"When we decided to sell the farm we approached Robbie Robertson (Bayleys Mangawhai office) and within 48 hours we had a visit from the Area Manager, Tony Grindle and sales rep Catherine Stewart. Both gave us expert advise on advertising and strategies fro a short term of six weeks before going to Auction. Catherine Stewart worked tirelessly over the six week period and went way beyond our expectations. She was in touch daily and gave us written weekly reports regarding advertising enquiries and prospective buyers. She was pleasant, efficient and a pleasure to deal with. On the day of the Auction Tony, Catherine and the Auctioneer did an outstanding job to sell the property which they did. Thanks again to a very efficient and professional team at Bayleys."
Ian and Diane Dunlop
“From the beginning of our introduction to your agent Re: Hilltop Road Dairy Farm sale, we were impressed with the professionalism and friendliness of the way we were shown the farms. All praise to the persons involved in the telephone auction.”
Tony and Lulu, Mangawhai
“I found Catherine Stewart to be always focused on the job, highly energetic, reliable and professional. She is a very clear communicator; always thought the sticky things through carefully, checking with all the right people and parties, to ensure that there was no going back and forth or contradiction. Above all she is friendly and fun, a very capable agent who put in the long hours to get our family good outcomes in two less than straight forward property sales."
Joy Paxton, Warkworth
“I was very impressed with the interaction I had with Mackys and the professionalism of Catherine Stewart. Catherine went about the selling of the two properties with much enthusiasm and kept me well informed as to progress. Her ability to follow leads and interact with potential buyers belied her relative newness to the profession. I would gladly use her services again and wish her well for the future.”
Tim Warren, Tinopai
"We were very pleased with the exceptional service we got from all involved in the purchase of our property. Catherine was fantastic to deal with, she was very efficient and professional. We would have no hesitation to recommend Catherine to any of our friends, colleagues and family for future real estate needs."
Glenn and Wendy Henderson, Arapohue
"We found Catherine Stewart, as our agent dealing with the sale of our farm, to be very astute, professional, and easy to work with. After listing, she drove and walked all over the farm, to get a good feel of the property before she brought prospective buyers to have a look, so was able to answer most of the questions they asked and referred to us when she didn't know. She kept both us and the buyers informed at all stages of progress and asked for legal opinion when necessary to avoid any unwanted complications. As you know, this wasn't an easy sale to negotiate because of the various factors involved but it resulted in a very good outcome. We would have no hesitation in recommending Catherine to others and indeed have already done so. We wish her well for the future.”
Darcy and Trish Sterling
“I was very impressed with the whole process that Bayleys implemented in selling this property. Their initial introductory brochure told me everything I wanted to know, the marketing of the property was good value for what we spent as a marketing budget, and the auctioneer attained the best possible price on the day. What more could you ask?"
“Catherine Stewart” – The very brief dealing we had with Catherine on Auction Day found her very personable and enthusiastic. Neil Sinclair – Very helpful. The whole process was dealt with efficiently”