Testimonials

We recently sold in Omaha with Paul Elsden and Joneen Smith ending with the most amazing outcome! With their extensive database of potential purchasers, we had four private viewings prior to the property going live online, resulting in three unconditional offers and our auction being brought forward. Four days later at auction and after 153 further bids, the property sold reaching a price well above our expectations. We cannot speak highly enough of Paul and Joneen’s professionalism and dedication to their vendors and would happily recommend them to anyone wanting an outstanding result.
Rob & Collette Moss (vendor)
 
 
We would highly recommend Paul and Joneen who operated as true professionals, with expertise, integrity, attention to detail and excellent communication every step of the way, from the first point of contact to the eventual sale of our property. We felt their hard work and dedication to bring to the auction two other parties, after the acceptance of a pre auction offer within the short time frame, which they successfully achieved made for competitive bidding and a fantastic result, all within Level Three Covid Lockdown restrictions. We really appreciated their hard work.
David and June Tillett (vendor)
 
 
Michael and I wanted to say a very big thank you to you both for being so amazing when we sold our property. From the day we met you both we knew you were the right people for the job.  So professional yet also very warm, friendly and approachable…we just knew our property was in the best possible hands.
 
And of course, this was proven with all the work you put in while the house was being marketed, certainly going well above and beyond what we expected and then a successful auction to follow. You just made the whole process so easy and enjoyable for us, something we were not expecting. We were extremely happy with the whole sale process from start to finish. You two were absolutely amazing in every aspect of the sale and we couldn’t fault anything!
Michael & Michelle Wobcke (vendor)
 
 
Paul/Joneen, we would like to thank you for selling our house at Omaha. Your professionalism and thoroughness in the marketing and sale process really shone through for us and it definitely achieved and in fact exceeded the result we were expecting. We would have no hesitation in recommending you to any potential client.
Ian and Fleur Strickett (vendor)
 
 
Our agent Paul Elsden sold our Omaha house in less than a week to a client off his database. Paul's service (and also his colleague’s, Joneen Smith) was at all times professional, friendly, prompt, and often beyond the call of duty. Additionally, we purchased another Omaha property at auction through Paul & Joneen and found that process exceeded expectations in terms of transparency and outcome - the auctioneer was fantastic. I know you have competition in Omaha, but our less than memorable experience of the service offered by other agents highlights just how good your Bayleys Omaha agents are. We would definitely use Bayleys Omaha again although we hope not to be selling/buying again in the near future! This was the fifth time we had bought or sold through Paul.
Greg & Nicky Kenward (vendor)
 
 
As recent buyers in Omaha, we enjoyed our interactions with Joneen and Paul - they communicated well, were honest and transparent, and ensured we had the opportunity to put our best foot forward at auction.
Mark & Angela Cross (purchaser)
 
 
Paul was recommended to me by my neighbour. On meeting Paul he introduced me to his business colleague Joneen and from there I was 100% confident they would do their very best for me. And they did!
They were personable, highly professional, dedicated and experienced. They guided me wisely and consistently through some unexpected complications and maintained good communication and transparency throughout. They achieved a stunning result in a very short time frame.
 
It was apparent that they are well respected in their community, and this also contributed to the success of the campaign. I knew I could trust and rely on Joneen and Paul and felt very supported. They are a great team and I would highly recommend them to anyone thinking of selling in their area. My wholehearted thanks to you both.
Margaret Mulqueen (vendor)
 
 
Have just sold in Omaha at auction with Paul and Joneen as our agents. The level of feedback, reporting and marketing was very professional and ended in a happy vendor and new owner on auction day.  A first class campaign from start to finish and Bayleys exceeded our expectations and demonstrated the added value of running with the right agents.
David Price (vendor)
 
 
I actually had most of my contact with Paul Elsden but I found both him and Joneen to be very professional and approachable. They gave honest opinions about values and once I had secured my section, they provided me with all the detail I needed to complete the purchase. I would be happy to recommend them as a great team to work with when trying to purchase a property.
Kenneth Hickey (purchaser)
 
 
Paul's style is very personable and he made us feel very comfortable without applying any pressure. We felt instantly confident that Paul understood our requirements and recognised quickly that we were keen to get a deal done in a matter of days. He went to bat for us and was able to structure a deal that resulted in a positive outcome for both parties. We can highly recommend Paul and will definitely do business again.
Regards Scott and Therese Hawkins (purchaser)

 
Hi Joneen and Paul. A big thank you to you both! We were delighted with the outcome of the auction yesterday, it was a great end to a very smooth and professional process. We think you lined up the expectations for buyer and seller very well and it was clear that everyone was pleased with the outcome.
And you were both a pleasure to deal with throughout. Thanks again
Jill Desborough/Iain MacLean (vendor)
 
 
Jo and I have thoroughly enjoyed working with you Paul on the sale of our Omaha property. You have been excellent to deal with and we simply could not be happier. We will be telling all of our friends in Omaha that if they ever do sell that you are the man for the job. Thanks again and we will see you soon.
Dale and Jo Castelli Smith (vendor)
 
 
You did well Paul...very well in fact!  We've worked with a lot of real estate people in our time, but you have certainly proved to be the best ever. We have appreciated your total professionalism. You've kept us well informed, taken action when you said you would, worked in our best interests to an extent that we were very comfortable with the sale. We are sure the purchaser feels comfortable as well and that's the trick to doing a deal! Win/win. 
If you ever need endorsement of your performance both John and I would be very pleased to give recommendation. I suspect your reputation goes before you and this won't ever be required but at least add us to your list of happy customers. Thanks again Paul.
Jeanette & John Crean (vendor)
 
 
We really enjoyed working with you both and appreciate your commitment to the marketing exercise in getting 19 Taumata Rd sold on the due date, and realise the importance of the vendor being committed as well. We will certainly recommend you to anyone we talk to that’s wanting to sell in Omaha. Thanks again, and we look forward to catching up during the year.   
Andrew & Marie Burnett (vendor)
 
 
Paul was fantastic in selling our Omaha property. It's not easy to manage all the parties in vastly different time zones, with a few hurdles to overcome in the process. Paul helped us all through the process with good grace, and was always willing to go the extra mile, whatever the time of day. He provided genuine advice, and we are deeply indebted to him. We would highly recommend his services to others looking to sell in Omaha.
Jeremy King (vendor)
 
 
It has been a year since you sold my waterfront property at Omaha Paul. Many agents came through the property when it was time to sell but when it came to you, I felt you shared the same excitement about my home as I did - When I had put so much into my home that made the world of difference to me. Paul, I thank you for your patience, time and knowledge during the sale process. I look forward to working with you again and please never lose the excitement you have for property. To me that is why you have something different to offer from other agents.                                 
Kathryn Allsopp Smith (vendor)
 
 
Thank you for the excellent service you provided to us in the acquisition of our Omaha Beach Home recently Paul. We must say we were very impressed with your professionalism, market knowledge and tolerant approach. We must also give you credit for your insight into understanding our requirements and needs in the way that you suggested we revisit the property on no less than three occasions. We had initially discounted it and thankfully, through your perceptive nature, we were able to finally secure the property that was most suited for our needs.
Kim & Dianne Bennett (purchaser)
 
 
Paul, thank you so much for all the help with the purchase of our Omaha property. All the extra support with settling into Omaha, sharing your knowledge and being so responsive has made this so easy for us, particularly as we are overseas based. It has been a real pleasure working with you.      
Tracey Bond Corbett (purchaser)

 
Paul, I would like to say that I think you were a very efficient, organised and extremely professional sales agent in the recent Kokopu St transaction you handled for us.                             
Julia Cornthwaite (purchaser)
 
 
We found Paul to be very professional in all his dealings with us and would highly recommend his services to any prospective vendor or purchaser looking to transact real estate in the Omaha area.
Rob & Joy Finney (vendor)
 
 
Paul was excellent and advised us fully throughout the sales process. We were very happy with the end result achieved, and I feel Paul did an outstanding job and made the whole process very low stress. I always felt he was working on our behalf to get us the best result possible with no pressure. I would highly recommend him to others looking to sell their Omaha properties.         
Chris Liggins (vendor)
 
 
Thanks for the great service Paul in recently selling our three properties on Mangatawhiri Rd, Omaha. The service from you was great and the result was right on target. I would be happy to use you again.  
Graham Painter (vendor)