Following on from a successful career as a sales consultant, Carina now plays an integral role in the senior leadership team for the Bayleys Marlborough offices located in Blenheim, Picton and Kaikoura. She is also the internal account manager for the Boulevard Park on Taylor development, co-coordinating the marketing and sale of the residential sections, as the local council releases each stage of the subdivision located at the foot of the Wither Hills.
Carina has been involved in the real estate industry for over 13 years. Beginning her career as an Office Manager, moving on to become a Personal Assistant to a Top Performer and Company Director, and then rising to the challenge of sales in the residential and lifestyle markets. This vast experience ensures Carina has an invaluable and broad understanding of the real estate industry along with a confidence backed by strong branding and a passion for getting great results. Carina has achieved the highest possible real estate qualification and is AREINZ accredited.
Below is testimony from some of her past clientele:
Thanks so much for your help with selling our house. The whole process was made very easy! We really noticed how different it was working with a team who are friendly and laid back yet very well connected and absolutely professional. We appreciated the offer of advice where necessary but never having pressure put on us or talking in a language we didn’t comprehend.
We would highly recommend anyone wanting to sell their property to work with Glenn, Carina and their team, we are so excited that they made the route to our next adventure so effortless. Thanks again.
- Walter Family
We would not hesitate to recommend Carina to anyone considering buying or selling real estate. Her enthusiasm, professional and positive approach along with her natural warmth, sense of humor and her dedication to her clients far exceeded our expectations.
- G & T Goddard, Blenheim
I am often asked what is the number one quality for someone to be successful in the real estate profession. The answer I have discovered after 30 years in the industry is simply ‘enthusiasm’ and in Carina Cook that’s exactly what you get, as she’s absolutely full of it and despite any prevailing market condition it is ultimately this quality that will result in a successful conclusion for all parties.
When dealing with Carina recently when I was advising my elderly parents on the sale of their home in Blenheim I was most impressed by Carina’s communication and warm friendly and caring nature when dealing with them especially as my Father was very ill at the time and it was a stressful time for all concerned. Her kind and caring nature won her friends for life.
As one who has seen a lot of people come and go in this industry I can only say that it’s a pity that there weren’t a lot more Carina cooks out there. That way the industry might be looked at in a different light.
To anyone looking to sell, don’t hesitate to call me, as I’d be glad to further elaborate on what Carina can bring to the table.
- B Eastgate, Christchurch
Without hesitation I would recommend Carina as a consummate professional.
Her enthusiasm, efficiency and personality were very helpful during our Real Estate process.
A year has now passed and I am happy to say we still enjoy our friendly relationship.
I wish her continued success in her Real Estate future.
- Pat, Blenheim
Carina has an outstanding quality of reflecting on the needs of people whether they are buyers or sellers, which to my mind is paramount in this business and is a point of difference.
She is very passionate about what she does and will go that extra mile.
I would have no hesitation in recommending her to any prospective buyer or vendor.
- Pete Halligan
I would like it to be acknowledged, that both my Mother and I found the experience of selling her Blenheim home far less stressful than we had anticipated. This was largely due to the wonderful help given to us by Carina Cook.
Carina made every effort to keep my elderly Mother well-informed at all stages of the procedure. She was available, considerate and reassuring in her approach. I know that Mum enjoyed her visits, chats and kindness during what was potentially a very unhappy time. We have had a Blenheim home since 1960, and were not looking forward to selling.
Situations that could have overwhelmed an older person were taken out of Mum’s hands and handled beautifully by Carina and her team. The personal approach was very apparent, even to a birthday visit and gift for Mum and a visit on the final evening in the home, again with a gift, was much appreciated.
- Carrie Hartel (Daughter of Ngaire Taylor)
Right from the start Carina Cook was very professional in her approach to the job, quickly assessing what she thought was the best option, giving clear reasons for her suggestion. Questions were handled with respect and time allowed for our family to discuss the options. The house was in a trust and required communication between the Trustees, who were not all in Blenheim, but Carina handled this very efficiently. Once we had agreed on the auction option she quickly formulated a selling plan and kept the momentum going with a clear marketing plan. Communication via phone and email was prompt and despite my tardiness at times she handled it with professionalism making sure all documentation was completed. Despite being a very motivated and confident agent I felt Carina was able to size up a situation and respond to changes calmly and efficiently. She kept us focused on the goal which was to sell the house to best advantage and as a seller I felt confident in her advice and ability to do the job."
- Jenny Nicol, Christchurch
"Carina had listed our 6 bedroom villa home for sale. She was always very enthusiastic and communication was a top priority. Her marketing was outstanding. We would certainly use Carina again for any property sale or purchase. Many thanks Carina"
- Jenny and Brian Alexander
I have been fortunate enough to buy and sell through Carina. I found her to be honest, responsive and a fantastic communicator. Carina has excellent marketing strategies and delivered us a sale with in a very short period of time (even in this current market). I would have to say the nicest thing about Carina was that you feel like you are her only client, because she is so accessible and responsive to any questions you have. I would highly recommend her and would have no hesitation using her again in the future.
- Amy Grant-Dredge