Testimonials

We kept turning her away and it was a year before we were ready to contemplate a sale.

We first met Heather back in late 2015. We had expressed a desire to sell our home but the timing was not quite right at that stage.  As the months went by Heather would occasionally visit making a courtesy call to indicate that she was still there and keen to assist us.  We kept turning […]

We first met Heather back in late 2015. We had expressed a desire to sell our home but the timing was not quite right at that stage.  As the months went by Heather would occasionally visit making a courtesy call to indicate that she was still there and keen to assist us.  We kept turning her away and it was a year before we were ready to contemplate a sale.  At that time, we selected Heather to represent us as we liked her patience, politeness and the persistence she had shown over this time.  Selling a home can be stressful but Heather did her professional best to ease us through the process of an ‘expressions of interest’ marketing campaign.  This method we were unfamiliar with but Heather was more than optimistic of achieving a very positive outcome.  This was achieved in early March, 2017 after a vigorous three week marketing program.   We were very happy with the result and the price that was achieved.  We would highly recommend Heather’s services to any other potential vendors who may be contemplating selling.


 


Lindsey and Peter - Auckland

She dealt with the legal and technical details swiftly and professionally, and was always a pleasure to do business with.

We have known Heather now for a considerable period of time, part of which time we had our home listed for sale but struggled to sell due to not having a Code Compliance Certificate. Undeterred Heather worked tirelessly, and found a buyer who was willingly to offer us the sum we needed to make the […]

We have known Heather now for a considerable period of time, part of which time we had our home listed for sale but struggled to sell due to not having a Code Compliance Certificate.


Undeterred Heather worked tirelessly, and found a buyer who was willingly to offer us the sum we needed to make the sale viable.  The sale was completed successfully and swiftly.


Heather has a vivacious and engaging personality.  She made the selling process remarkably painless despite the obstacles. She dealt with the legal and technical details swiftly and professionally, and was always a pleasure to do business with.


We have no hesitation in recommending her to any other prospective buyer or seller of property.


Elisa & Alan - Coastal Beachhaven

As a buyer, I consider I was fortunate to be dealing with Heather for my purchase of a holiday cottage at Waiwera

As a buyer, I consider I was fortunate to be dealing with Heather for my purchase of a holiday cottage at Waiwera. It was an unconventional purchase, involving shares and a Licence to Occupy, and Heather was very thorough in explaining the terms, process and restrictions associated with the cottage. She was always willing to […]

As a buyer, I consider I was fortunate to be dealing with Heather for my purchase of a holiday cottage at Waiwera. It was an unconventional purchase, involving shares and a Licence to Occupy, and Heather was very thorough in explaining the terms, process and restrictions associated with the cottage. She was always willing to respond to my questions, kept me fully informed, and was even prepared to come in to Auckland to assist with the purchase. Even though it was a relatively low value purchase, Heather gave it her full attention.  I was also aware that she kept in regular, and thorough, contact with the vendors.


I am looking forward to enjoyable times in what I call my “tiny house”!


Thank you!” Heather”.


Jan A - Remuera

What could have been a very traumatic few weeks, has instead been a very smooth transition.

I have enjoyed very much Heather’s involvement in the sale of my property. I am an elderly widow and Heather has treated me with love and respect. What could have been a very traumatic few weeks, has instead been a very smooth transition. Heather is “THE BEST” in her profession.

I have enjoyed very much Heather’s involvement in the sale of my property.


I am an elderly widow and Heather has treated me with love and respect. What could have been a very traumatic few weeks, has instead been a very smooth transition.


Heather is “THE BEST” in her profession.


Elisabeth H - Waiwera

Heather had the additional problem that we do not live in New Zealand, and it was a relief for us to have her manage all facets of the sale.

We were delighted with the marketing and sale of our property in Orewa. Heather knew the market well and was able to give us realistic and unbiased values. She walked the tightrope of getting the best price for the property, and at the same time encouraging the purchaser that the price was fair. Heather had […]

We were delighted with the marketing and sale of our property in Orewa.


Heather knew the market well and was able to give us realistic and unbiased values. She walked the tightrope of getting the best price for the property, and at the same time encouraging the purchaser that the price was fair.


Heather had the additional problem that we do not live in New Zealand, and it was a relief for us to have her manage all facets of the sale.

Heather coped well with the tricky period of due diligence and the nett result was a clean sale.


We would not hesitate to use Heather again for the sale of future properties.


Barbara & Kim – Orewa

Naturally you were our “Agent of Choice” to market Coastal Heights.

Peter and I would like to thank you for the fantastic effort you put into marketing our house at Coastal Heights, Stillwater, to enable us to purchase our new home and lifestyle in Whitianga. We have ”history” as they say, with you selling our Deep Creek house… achieving over the listed price and working above […]

Peter and I would like to thank you for the fantastic effort you put into marketing our house at Coastal Heights, Stillwater, to enable us to purchase our new home and lifestyle in Whitianga.


We have ”history” as they say, with you selling our Deep Creek house… achieving over the listed price and working above and beyond to reach settlement when the “ cash out clause” was invoked.


Naturally you were our “Agent of Choice” to market Coastal Heights, again achieving a great price along with another miracle when the “cash out clause” was invoked on our purchase of Little George Place.


The stress levels were rising in our house, but your calm, professional, confident approach in both situations enabled us to move forward with joy.


Thank you for listening, really listening to us both as we came to grips with this huge decision to move to Whitianga. We both would not hesitate to recommend you to our friends and family, who are about to market their properties. Wishing you continued success in the market place.


Fiona & Peter - Stillwater

We were very impressed with your professional, enthusiastic, and friendly approach to the quick sale of our shop.

Mary and I would like to thank you very much for selling our commercial property at Custom Street, Auckland Central. We were very impressed with your professional, enthusiastic, and friendly approach to the quick sale of our shop. We were particularly pleased with your regular emails and phone calls which kept us fully informed of […]

Mary and I would like to thank you very much for selling our commercial property at Custom Street, Auckland Central. We were very impressed with your professional, enthusiastic, and friendly approach to the quick sale of our shop. We were particularly pleased with your regular emails and phone calls which kept us fully informed of progress at all times and we were very happy with the sale price.


We would highly recommend you to anyone we know who may want to sell a property.


Best wishes for continued success in your Real Estate career. Again thank you very much.


Mary & Tony - Whangaparaoa

I was then advised by a friend to approach Heather Doran, a Real Estate agent who came with high recommendations

After having previously marketed my home through another reputable agency, of which the outcome was completely unsuccessful, this resulted in a feeling of despondency over the selling procedure. I was then advised by a friend to approach Heather Doran, a Real Estate agent who came with high recommendations. Engaging Heather in the marketing of my […]

After having previously marketed my home through another reputable agency, of which the outcome was completely unsuccessful, this resulted in a feeling of despondency over the selling procedure.


I was then advised by a friend to approach Heather Doran, a Real Estate agent who came with high recommendations. Engaging Heather in the marketing of my property was the best decision I made in accomplishing a successful outcome.


Her approach to marketing my property was very professional, as she outlined all the pros and cons of exactly what a buyer could expect, thus eliminating any surprises for potential buyers. This resulted in Heather obtaining a successful sale, a result that I am very pleased with, and most grateful for.


In my dealings with Heather I have found her to be very professional, helpful, and of very high integrity. I therefore have no hesitation in recommending Heather Doran to anyone who is contemplating the buying or selling of a property, no matter where it is.


Peter - Orewa

Heather Doran Chappell did a great job in helping my Family Trust purchase a Commercial Office Property

Heather Doran Chappell did a great job in helping my Family Trust purchase a Commercial Office Property in Queen Street, Central Auckland. From my initial enquiry, Heather was prompt in providing me with all the necessary information, arrange viewings, and ensured a quick turnaround on feedback from the Vendor. On a personal level, Heather’s warm […]

Heather Doran Chappell did a great job in helping my Family Trust purchase a Commercial Office Property in Queen Street, Central Auckland. From my initial enquiry, Heather was prompt in providing me with all the necessary information, arrange viewings, and ensured a quick turnaround on feedback from the Vendor. On a personal level, Heather’s warm and friendly style certainly helped with my negotiations. I would certainly use Heather again as an agent for any future property transactions.


Tim – Auckland Central

I engaged with Heather as a property purchaser and found the overall experience very positive.

I engaged with Heather as a property purchaser and found the overall experience very positive. Heather is totally professional in her dealings. She has an exceptional work ethic, very high personal ethics and is very buttoned down on process. Communication is top notch with Heather on the job; she responds in a very timely manner […]

I engaged with Heather as a property purchaser and found the overall experience very positive. Heather is totally professional in her dealings. She has an exceptional work ethic, very high personal ethics and is very buttoned down on process. Communication is top notch with Heather on the job; she responds in a very timely manner 24/7, does what she undertakes to do and really goes the extra mile to make sure that all details are taken care of. 


As mentioned, I was the purchaser in the transaction. At times this engendered ‘robust discussion’ and negotiation, although always courteous and respectful, Heather was definitely a strong advocate for her vendor client. There is no doubt in my mind that she would be totally dedicated and tireless in achieving great results as a sales agent.


Louise on behalf of the Davis Family

Ben was AMAZING... professional, positive, polite, respectful and honest.

I have never written a testimonial before for any real estate agent whatsoever now apart from Ben. (I have owned homes in seven different countries) Selling my NZ-house was an experience in itself. The market started to fall as I entered the sale process. However, Ben stayed positive and consistently answered all my phone calls. […]


I have never written a testimonial before for any real estate agent whatsoever now apart from Ben. (I have owned homes in seven different countries)


Selling my NZ-house was an experience in itself. The market started to fall as I entered the sale process. However, Ben stayed positive and consistently answered all my phone calls. After several months there was a major turnaround in the market and Ben managed to present me an offer which I was more than happy with.


Ben was AMAZING… professional, positive, polite, respectful and honest. He exceeded my expectations in all ways.


I can ever so highly recommend Ben for any real estate sale. He is the best!



Outi Nejman

Ben and his staff with whom we interacted very helpful and efficient as well as empathetic to our needs.

Ben recently sold our old home in the Auckland RUB zone as well as finding us a new one in Albany. Throughout the whole process, we found both Ben and his staff with whom we interacted very helpful and efficient as well as empathetic to our needs. Ben has a lot of sales experience within […]

Ben recently sold our old home in the Auckland RUB zone as well as finding us a new one in Albany.

Throughout the whole process, we found both Ben and his staff with whom we interacted very helpful and efficient as well as empathetic to our needs.

Ben has a lot of sales experience within a number of environs as well as his 10 years within the real estate space which was definitely very apparent in the energetic, professional and knowledgeable manner in which he conducted himself throughout.

We had several long conversations where Ben displayed high levels of integrity as well as being prepared to give us candid comment when he considered our approach to possibly not to be ideal.

Ben emphasised throughout that his primary objective was to get the best price for his vendors which was very well highlighted during our negotiations for the house we purchased through him.

One of the most pleasing aspects of our experience with Wallace & Stratton has been within the post sales period where I have required a range of supplementary information to be sourced through them to which they have responded quickly and effectively i.e. definitely not a question of “we’ve got our fees so on to the next sale”.

Finally, we spoke to a number of agents as well as one or two consulting engineers regarding what the current status of the RUB zone is and from all of those contacted Wallace & Stratton and Ben in particular demonstrated a greatly elevated knowledge of the prevailing scenario than all of the others; as well as a superior understanding of how best to promote and sell properties within the zone; Wallace & Stratton therefore, from our perspective, appear to be “ the only game in town” for anyone wishing to seal that area.

I am a sales & marketing professional of 25 years so these comments are offered from a position of personal experience and from someone who will not accept less than optimal customer service.


Adrian & Jane Burden

Matthew. His service, professionalism, knowledge and skills were second to none.

If you are looking for an exceptionally hard-working agent that prioritises your situation as an owner first, then I couldn’t recommend anyone better than Matthew. His service, professionalism, knowledge and skills were second to none as he was able to get my home sold under the unique circumstances that many would have failed upon. Matthew’s […]

If you are looking for an exceptionally hard-working agent that prioritises your situation as an owner first, then I couldn’t recommend anyone better than Matthew. His service, professionalism, knowledge and skills were second to none as he was able to get my home sold under the unique circumstances that many would have failed upon.


Matthew’s energy, confidence, character and willingness to work around diverse situations were nothing short of remarkable. For someone that is all about doing the absolute best job for their clients, I would highly recommend Matthew and would use him again without any hesitation.


For all agents that are about the fee, it was a real relief to have an Agent that was, over anything else, solely focused on his client and working to achieve the best possible result.


Rosalind Clark

Ben, not only delivered but exceeded our expectations of him.

We engaged the services of Ben Macky and Wallace & Stratton to sell our lifestyle property in Dairy Flat. This decision was based on the excellent information we had found online while researching for real estate agents. Our first meeting with Ben reinforced the fact that Ben knew our target market perfectly. Ben presented a […]

We engaged the services of Ben Macky and Wallace & Stratton to sell our lifestyle property in Dairy Flat. This decision was based on the excellent information we had found online while researching for real estate agents. Our first meeting with Ben reinforced the fact that Ben knew our target market perfectly. Ben presented a plan setting our price expectations and a timeline to obtain the best result in a rapidly changing market. Needless to say, Ben, not only delivered but exceeded our expectations of him. Ben managed multiple offers while we were in Thailand on holiday and we came home to a deal with a backup option both of which were above our price expectations. All of this was achieved with a calm confidence, clear communication and in a difficult market. Ben is the best real estate agent I have ever dealt with and I certainly have no reservation in recommending his services.


Earl & Bernie Tipene

He was knowledgeable about market conditions and we felt that we could trust his advice and judgement.

We sold our property for a good price within 3 weeks of listing.  Ben was very helpful each step of the way, explaining the process and the costs involved at each stage.  He was knowledgeable about market conditions and we felt that we could trust his advice and judgement.  We would happily recommend him to […]

We sold our property for a good price within 3 weeks of listing.  Ben was very helpful each step of the way, explaining the process and the costs involved at each stage.  He was knowledgeable about market conditions and we felt that we could trust his advice and judgement.  We would happily recommend him to anyone wanting to sell their property.


Colin And Gill Wilson

We found Ben a very experienced, knowledgable and reliable Agent

To Whom it May Concern We first met Ben Macky at a local property where he had just concluded a successful sale. We accepted his card in case we decided to sell. After reviewing our situation Ben recommended a method to market our property. We found Ben a very experienced, knowledgable and reliable Agent. He […]

To Whom it May Concern


We first met Ben Macky at a local property where he had just concluded a successful sale. We accepted his card in case we decided to sell.


After reviewing our situation Ben recommended a method to market our property. We found Ben a very experienced, knowledgable and reliable Agent. He explained all the procedures, answered our questions in detail and was in daily contact informing us of progress. Ben is very hard working,conscientious, always pleasant and his expertise resulted in a successful sale.


We thoroughly recommend Ben Macky as a professional and reliable Agent.


Bill and Joan Earwaker

We can unreservedly recommend Ben's services!

We originally contacted Ben primarily on the strength of good feedback from neighbours who had recently used Ben to sell their lifestyle block. When we first met, we were particularly impressed by the fact that, of all the agents who we contacted to potentially sell our block, Ben was the only one who came fully prepared, and that thoroughness was […]

We originally contacted Ben primarily on the strength of good feedback from neighbours who had recently used Ben to sell their lifestyle block.


When we first met, we were particularly impressed by the fact that, of all the agents who we contacted to potentially sell our block, Ben was the only one who came fully prepared, and that thoroughness was evident throughout the sale process.


In the end, our choice was proven correct, and Ben did as fantastic job for us as he did for our neighbours.


As well as getting us a great price, Ben was easy to contact, nothing was too much trouble, and his enthusiasm and energy was evident at all times.


We can unreservedly recommend Ben’s services!


Mary and Maurice O'Brien

We had complete confidence in Ben and were thrilled to sell so quickly!

We listed our home in Dairy Flat with Ben after having it listed with another company who had not managed to effect a sale for us. Ben is a hard-working, honest and professional agent. He provided great advice and strategies to refresh our sales process to ensure we found a buyer for our home. We […]

We listed our home in Dairy Flat with Ben after having it listed with another company who had not managed to effect a sale for us. Ben is a hard-working, honest and professional agent. He provided great advice and strategies to refresh our sales process to ensure we found a buyer for our home.


We had complete confidence in Ben and were thrilled to sell so quickly under a multi-offer.


We would not hesitate to recommend Ben to anyone who is considering selling their home.


Ian & Sarah Hadwin

We would not hesitate to refer all our friends and family to Ben

We would like to thank Ben for his patience, professionalism, and for the huge effort he put into pulling together the best deal for us when he sold our home. We had several agents appraise our property, but we had complete faith in Ben and his team, and knew that they would work hard to […]

We would like to thank Ben for his patience, professionalism, and for the huge effort he put into pulling together the best deal for us when he sold our home.


We had several agents appraise our property, but we had complete faith in Ben and his team, and knew that they would work hard to get us the best result… It was a bonus that his fees were also the most competitive. We were thrilled to receive 4 unconditional offers after such a short marketing campaign, and to be sold a short time later.


We would not hesitate to refer all our friends and family to Ben, with complete confidence that he will continue to deliver the best results for his vendors with unmatched honesty, integrity and professionalism.


Owners of 385 Bawden Road

We selected Ben and his company Wallace & Stratton, after previously using a much larger well known agency - which was ineffective.

We selected Ben and his company Wallace & Stratton, after previously using a much larger well known agency – which was ineffective. Ben has been a breathe of fresh air when it comes to dealing with real estate agents.  From the start he impressed us with his knowledge of the market, the sales process, his intelligence and honesty.  Our […]

We selected Ben and his company Wallace & Stratton, after previously using a much larger well known agency – which was ineffective. Ben has been a breathe of fresh air when it comes to dealing with real estate agents.  From the start he impressed us with his knowledge of the market, the sales process, his intelligence and honesty.  Our sales journey was far from plain sailing, but Ben made us feel like we were the only clients he had during the process, nothing was too difficult and when things go tough, Ben just stayed the course. He is all about getting the best price for his clients. He demonstrates very strong values and is a man of his word.


We would highly recommend Ben and his team and would use him again without hesitation.  With so many agents being all about the commission for them – Ben is all about doing the best job he can do for his client.  He is one out of the box.

Frances McDonald and David Cowley

We would not hesitate to recommend Ben and his company, Wallace & Stratton

We were about to market our property with another company, when we met Ben Macky canvassing our area for his company Wallace & Stratton.   Ben was not only offering an extremely attractive rate, he had an easy, likeable manner and we liked the fact that he had the get up and go to make calls and put his company […]



We were about to market our property with another company, when we met Ben Macky canvassing our area for his company Wallace & Stratton.   Ben was not only offering an extremely attractive rate, he had an easy, likeable manner and we liked the fact that he had the get up and go to make calls and put his company out there, so we decided to give him a shot instead.  It was a good decision.  Less than 24 hours later, our property was sold at the price we wanted.  The whole experience was easy, pleasant and straight forward.  Ben kept us informed the whole way through, returned each and every text, email and phone call rapidly and we felt supported the whole way through.  Ben is a super guy.  It was clear from the outset he is a very experienced realtor, and his pleasant, laid back, friendly manner makes him feel like part of the family.  He is honest and reliable.


Further along the track we looked at a property to purchase and contacted Ben with a few questions.  He asked us to send him the details and he took the time to check it out for us and assured us it was a good property.  He also advised us about our offer at the auction.  He did this gladly.


We would not hesitate to recommend Ben and his company, Wallace & Stratton, to anyone wanting an energetic, professional, honest, competitive team to help sell or buy their home.  This company is making its mark in Auckland and they deserve every success.




Glenda & Barrie Hepburn

Highly Respected and Valued

This serves to confirm that I have personally known Boyd Gunn for over 4 years. In particular I have had the pleasure of closely working alongside him when we both were independent licensed real estate contractors with Premium Real Estate Matakana from 2011 – 2014. During this time I found Boyd to have exceptionally strong ethics, exceptional […]

This serves to confirm that I have personally known Boyd Gunn for over 4 years. In particular I have had the pleasure of closely working alongside him when we both were independent licensed real estate contractors with Premium Real Estate Matakana from 2011 – 2014.


During this time I found Boyd to have exceptionally strong ethics, exceptional communication and marketing skills, and have a deep understanding of negotiating strategies that provide successful solid outcomes for both vendor in maximizing price and purchaser in securing property that optimized their requirements.


In all my dealings with Boyd he has demonstrated the qualities of trust, unbiased work ethics, problem – solving skills, from which personal experience I now consider him to be a highly respected and valued competitor in an extremely competitive industry.


Di Balich

Down-to-earth and reliable and a very good deal-maker too

Boyd Gunn was a fantastic real estate agent. He sold our house when several others had tried and failed. He calls a spade a spade and we always knew what was happening. Down-to-earth and reliable and a very good deal-maker too. Didn’t waste our time with bogus buyers. A very nice person also with good communication skills. We have […]

Boyd Gunn was a fantastic real estate agent. He sold our house when several others had tried and failed. He calls a spade a spade and we always knew what was happening. Down-to-earth and reliable and a very good deal-maker too. Didn’t waste our time with bogus buyers. A very nice person also with good communication skills. We have bought and sold many houses over several decades and Boyd stands out as one of the best agents we have dealt with.


Brian and Sheryl

Thoughtful, Focused and Professional

Boyd was thoughtful, focused and professional all the way. He kept us involved and informed at every step, to a successful outcome. It was a pleasure working with Boyd, and we would recommend him without hesitation.

Boyd was thoughtful, focused and professional all the way. He kept us involved and informed at every step, to a successful outcome. It was a pleasure working with Boyd, and we would recommend him without hesitation.


Jon and Sue

The Total Package!

After having several agents listing our house with no success, we met Boyd. He promised to be committed & he sold it! Boyd sets his goals & gets results. Extremely happy with his service & what a personality to go with it. The total package!

After having several agents listing our house with no success, we met Boyd. He promised to be committed & he sold it! Boyd sets his goals & gets results. Extremely happy with his service & what a personality to go with it. The total package!


Carol & Harley

Gave us confidence that we had chosen the right agent for the job!

We met Ben by chance just before we were about to market our house and right from the start he took command of the situation, carefully explaining his professional approach to working for us, the seller. Regular communication throughout the process kept us informed and his positive attitude gave us confidence that we had chosen […]

We met Ben by chance just before we were about to market our house and right from the start he took command of the situation, carefully explaining his professional approach to working for us, the seller.


Regular communication throughout the process kept us informed and his positive attitude gave us confidence that we had chosen the right agent for the job.


We have already recommended him to our close friends and look forward to engaging him again when we next decide to buy or sell.


Peter & Cheryl Thompson

Always there to answer my questions and always helpful

“If you want to buy a house Ben Macky from Wallace and Stratton is the best option. He helped me out big time with the house I have bought through him, he was always there to answer my questions and always helpful.”

“If you want to buy a house Ben Macky from Wallace and Stratton is the best option. He helped me out big time with the house I have bought through him, he was always there to answer my questions and always helpful.”


Ben Smith

Ben is our preferred agent as we find him to be and honest, hard working young man.

“Ben is our preferred agent as we find him to be and honest, hard working young man. He has a tireless and successful approach to any task we set him and he always achieves the price and result we are wanting. We would highly recommend Ben to anyone looking for an honest hard working agent […]

“Ben is our preferred agent as we find him to be and honest, hard working young man. He has a tireless and successful approach to any task we set him and he always achieves the price and result we are wanting. We would highly recommend Ben to anyone looking for an honest hard working agent who wants to maximise their sale price.”


Mike & Sharon Penhallurick

We found Ben to be a consummate professional and are very thankful to Ben for changing our life's path

When Ben knocked on our door he turned our lives upside down in the most positive way. We have no hesitations at all in recommending Ben to sell homes.

“When Ben knocked on our door he turned our lives upside down in the most positive way. We have no hesitations at all in recommending Ben to sell homes. Ben has a wonderful, easy going, positive can do attitude that allays any worries or fears that one may have about selling their home. We felt that Ben went above and beyond the call of duties of a real estate agent, dealing promptly and efficiently with any problems that may arise. We found Ben to be a consummate professional and are very thankful to Ben for changing our life’s path.”


Mike & Sharon Penhallurick

I would shop with Ben Macky again anytime. Thanks Ben you're a legend

“I couldn’t have had anyone better to be my land agent. Ben made things so simple and put me under no pressure to buy anything, he just let me have a good look around. Ben had all the right facts I needed to know. I would shop with Ben Macky again anytime. Thanks Ben you’re […]

“I couldn’t have had anyone better to be my land agent. Ben made things so simple and put me under no pressure to buy anything, he just let me have a good look around. Ben had all the right facts I needed to know. I would shop with Ben Macky again anytime. Thanks Ben you’re a legend.”


Sam Sheehan