Testimonials

Selling your home is one of the highest stress situations in life. Coupled with that is appointing a Real Estate Agent to prepare, represent, market and sell your home. A lot of people will say it is all about luck. Luck in getting your home on the market at the right time and for the right price. Luck in getting the correct potential buyers to see the marketing and walk through your door and luck in finally getting that sale nailed.

When you engage Steen Nielsen as your Agent, luck is no longer a part of this situation.

You will have appointed the consummate professional of Real Estate Agents who truly works for you – the
vendor.

Without hesitation I recommend Steen to you and without doubt he is absolutely my first choice as my Agent now and will always be so in the future.

His professionalism and genuine caring, open attitude ensured peace of mind and complete trust in him, his process and his team. I always knew exactly what was happening with the marketing programme and during the sale negotiation process. The reports following each Open Home and our weekly meeting meant that I was fully informed of where we were at. And it was a “we” – Steen is on your team and works tirelessly to deliver the best result for you.

There is (in my opinion) no other Agent that could have delivered the result that he did for me.

It is in your own best interest to remove any element of luck in selling your home. By appointing Steen Nielsen as your Agent, you will do exactly that.

Karen Chadderton

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My partner and I recently both sold and purchased through Steen Nielson. I have been fairly active in the real-estate market over the last decade and have experienced various calibre agents. Steen always made us feel valued and serviced our calls and enquiries in a very prompt and friendly manner even some weeks following settlement when he no longer stood to gain from further involvement. Steen always performed to a high standard leaving my partner and I very satisfied with the overall experience. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Steen Nielson to you in his capacity as a real-estate agent.

Mark Heimgartner

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Having sold property for other members of our family, the decision to appoint Steen to sell our apartment was simple. Their praise of his thoroughness, skill and care in addition to achieving an outstanding price, was what we also wanted and we got it, from Steen.

Steen delivered a superb level of service, communicating daily with factual up-dates & a no surprise approach that made us feel safe & in control. A competitive process through auction delivered a result that we are thrilled with.

Steen’s management of our property sale, from beginning to end, was professional efficient and effective.

We trust Steen & recommend him strongly.

Warwick

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Steen Nielsen recently sold my town house by auction and I have no hesitation in recommending him as a real estate agent.

I initially chose him as my agent having been impressed by the manner in which he had operated earlier in selling a neighbouring property.

His approach exceeded all expectations. At every point in the process he was thoroughly professional, right from the initial briefings, the marketing, the Open Homes and client
appointments, the pre-auction preparation, the auction itself and the follow-up. He was constantly in contact, not only with me as the vendor but also with potential buyers; his feed –back was
positive, informative, detailed and accurate.

Steen’s advice too was marked by both integrity and honesty. As well his demeanour was always impeccable, courteous, pleasant and good-humoured.

Steen provides exceptional professional service with most satisfying results.

Jan Golightly

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We recently had the immense privilege of working with Steen Nielsen and his team on the sale of our Remuera property. Not only is Steen the consummate professional he is also engaging, patient and unflappable – qualities that were critical when he was marketing our property and negotiating with prospective purchasers on our behalf. Steen worked extremely hard to sell our property which was, in part, attributed to the fact that we were based overseas at the time. He was terrific at keeping us updated on progress and was always available to talk through any questions we had. Throughout the marketing and sales process we felt that Steen always acted in our best interests. This enabled us to trust him implicitly when the time came to sell the property and resulted in us feeling far less stressed than otherwise would have been the case. We truly feel that very few agents could have even come close to achieving the result that Steen obtained for us due to his terrific interpersonal skills and exceptional negotiating abilities. Steen Nielsen you are a legend and we would engage you again in a heartbeat!

Carolyn McNabb and Steven Imrie

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We first met Steen at an open home in our street about 18 months ago.  He followed up our visit with a knock on our door to see if he could offer his real estate service to us.  At the time, we had no intention of selling, but we were impressed with his pro-active and friendly professional approach.

We have since listed and sold our house using Steen Nielsen at Ray White Real Estate.  From the moment he presented to us, and throughout the sale period, he maintained a totally professional manner, communicating clearly the feedback he obtained from our open homes.  Steen has exceptional negotiating skills and even when we had received an acceptable offer, he didn’t hesitate to see if he could get a higher offer from the other interested parties.  The end result was an offer which we were happy with and an experience that delivered beyond our expectations.

We recommend Steen highly to anyone that that is looking to sell their property.

Euan & Sharyn Rea

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To whom it may concern

We are writing this testimonial with regard to Mr Steen Nielsen, real estate agent for Ray White, Remuera, Auckland.

We unreservedly recommend Steen Nielsen as your real estate agent of choice. Steen is a consummate professional. He has a wonderful personality and demeanour that leaves you feeling relaxed, unhurried and well taken care of. He has a grace, style and honesty that is refreshing in this industry.

Steen has the most excellent, astute, business acumen and advice when it comes to how best to market and sell your home. More importantly he has the reasoning, statistics and sales results to back up his advice. He doesn’t expect you to take things at face value. He researches and prepares his marketing approach to put you in the best position to make decisions about your property.

There are no unrealistic promises. Steen delivers on performance and price and excels at negotiating on your behalf. You truly feel he’s working for your best interests.

Engage the services of Steen Nielsen and discover how easy selling your home can be.

Sincerely

Amanda and David Merrilees

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When we met Steen we were unsure of what to do as we had found a property that we wanted to buy at Auction that week, but didn’t want to be in a situation where we owned two properties.

Steen listed our home on Sunday afternoon and sold it conditionally on Monday night. Steen was able to get the contract unconditional in time for us to bid at the Auction on Wednesday and purchase the new property.

Not only did Steen solve our problem he also achieved a sale price $80,000 above what we paid for the property just two months prior. We would not hesitate to recommend Steen to anyone looking for a real estate agent.

Mr & Mrs McCormack

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Having had our house on the market for quite some time using two other real estate companies with not one offer, we were not overly optimistic of the chances of getting a sale with yet another real estate company.  We were pleasantly surprised to get a sale within five weeks of listing our property with Steen Nielsen from Ray White Remuera.  If only we had listed with him in the first place!

There is no wonder he is a star achiever in the world of real estate as he has many attributes and qualities that make him stand out from the rest.

Steen provides excellent communication with both vendors and purchasers.  Every time he has a viewing or open home he would leave a message in a card about the visit (something no one else has ever done), following up with a phone call later in the day.  His detailed vendor reports were emailed promptly each week and followed up with a weekly meeting with us to discuss this further.  In between, there were frequent phone calls to keep us up to date and at no time did we feel that we were lacking in knowledge about what was going on.

What we particularly liked was Steen’s inclusion of our opinions and input along the way.  He was the only agent who sat down with us right at the beginning and wanted to hear our story with our house – why we bought it, what we liked about it, what we would miss when we moved and what we felt were the good points and the bad points. From this point onwards we always felt it was a team effort.

Steen’s total professionalism in every aspect of the process impressed us. He was thorough and persistent, but in a non-aggressive way, leaving no stone (or potential purchaser) unturned.  He remained focussed on the goal of selling our home.  He is always pleasant and cheerful to deal with and displays great people skills.  He shows a caring and warm personality and was very supportive during the difficult negotiation time. 

Steen is very innovative in his marketing approach as evidenced by his decision to use aerial photography to give a view of our house not previously used – to great effect.  He managed to get us an editorial with the New Zealand Herald Homes on Saturday which gave our place huge exposure.  Every week he changed both the wording and the photographs used in the ads, keeping it fresh and appealing.

As part of Ray White Remuera, Steen is backed up by a respected franchise and in particular by the franchisee owner, Megan Jaffe, who also provided us with support through the process.  His PA Craig did an excellent job in handling a lot of the paperwork and administration and was also fantastic with staying in touch with us.

All in all, Steen and the Ray White team did a tremendous job and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to people looking to sell their properties. He will do an excellent job.

Mr & Mrs Goode

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Before another day passes I wanted to pass on my thoughts regarding Steen Nielsen. He is an exceptional real estate agent. From the moment I met with him he instilled confidence in me that he was the right person for the job and it proved that he absolutely was. As a first time vendor I required additional support of which Steen was always there to help and provide guidance. The price he got for my property surprised me being clearly above market value. I have since sung his praises to many people and have recommended his services to anyone who may be in the need for an excellent agent.

A Walker

 

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I have engaged the services of Steen Nielsen to sell five properties for me over the last year. Four of them had been on the market with another agent who was unable to sell them. Steen provides excellent service and high quality marketing. He achieved outstanding results in each case. I would not hesitate to recommend Steen to other prospective clients wishing to sell or buy real estate.

Chris Quigley

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When we engaged Steen Nielsen to sell our property, we had no idea why he was so successful, but he came highly recommended by a friend of ours.
We were very impressed from the start. He was very professional with a great eye for detail and the way he conducted himself gave us the confidence to follow his advice in terms of marketing and selling options.
 
Not only did he sell our property very successfully in a short time. He presented an offer which was $60,000 above our price expectations, an offer we gladly would have accepted there and then, but Steen advised us to allow him to negotiate further with the purchaser. We sold the property unconditionally $160,000 above what we were hoping to achieve and we recommend Steen Nielsen to everyone we know.
 
Mr and Mrs Robertson

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Steen Nielsen has successfully sold 3 properties for us. Steen represents everything we are looking for in a good agent; honesty and integrity, marketing skills, communication skills, negotiation skills and fantastic people skills. We know that we as the vendor will receive a fantastic service and we are very aware of, that the same goes for our potential purchasers, and we believe this is a huge part of Steen Nielsen’s success!
 
Mr & Mrs Methven

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I followed Steen’s marketing of two properties in the area and came to his open homes.  Right from the start I was very impressed with the way he marketed the properties and how he changed the marketing week to week. I went to his open homes and I was pleased to see that not only was he an excellent marketer but his level of service and follow up was impeccable.  As a result I chose to engage Steen to sell my own property.  I knew it would be a challenging property to sell but based on Steen’s recommendations we not only attracted large numbers of buyers to the property but on auction day we had multiple buyers prepared to bid. The result was a sale under the hammer.   I look forward to working closely with Steen again in the future and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone in the market to sell or buy a home.

Nimal Wannigama
Pacific Lanka Ltd

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We recently engaged Steen Nielsen from Ray White Remuera to market our property in Remuera.  Though not optimistic for a successful sale in the present economic climate, we were pleasantly surprised our property sold at auction at a level that exceeded our price expectations.  Steen did a great job for us in what proved to be a painless process.

Neil Cotton

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We interviewed three agencies all of which included individuals who had been personally recommended. Steen and Megan impressed us at interview with their professional approach and intelligent appraisal. Because the property had some unusual features which would appeal to some buyers but would deter others, we knew that timing, presentation and marketing were going to be important. Megan and Steen’s advice on these aspects was spot on.  The sales campaign was a compact three and a half weeks. Their communication to us during this stage was excellent and we were able to form a good perspective on buyer feedback. The necessary process of providing encouragement, hope and realism to us as vendors, while nurturing and encouraging the most likely possible purchasers proved to be a great strength of Megan and Steen.  In the final finessing of the negotiation on the leading offers, they displayed rare skill and sophistication without compromising honesty and ethical standards. They achieved a price which was at the top range of indicative possibilities and matched our own valuation. We were very happy with the result, and would have no hesitation in recommending Megan Jaffe and Steen Nielsen to anyone considering selling their house.

Chris and Monica Cotter

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To Whom It May Concern

In recently celebrating the sale of our home in Remuera, we wanted to especially acknowledge the efforts of Steen Nielsen of Ray White Real Estate.

Steen was unknown to us when we first sought a proposal from three real estate companies in the area, but on comparison he stood out as someone who genuinely wanted to sell our house and get us the best price possible.  His enthusiasm remained throughout the process, despite some lows we all experienced when two seemingly robust proposals fell through.  At all times he remained positive as well as supportive, and our initial impressions were backed up with an ongoing stream of well-matched potential buyers.

In summary, Steen Nielsen is a consummate professional who earned our trust quickly.  He has a passion for meeting and even exceeding his clients’ expectations and we would have no hesitation in recommending his skills and commitment to anyone contemplating a house sale.  It would be rare to consider a seven month sale process a success but it was Steen’s energy and perseverance that finally produced a positive outcome.

We would be happy to recommend Steen to anyone seeking a top professional to sell their home.  

Malcolm and Helen Boyle