Jacquie is the backbone to one of Bayleys’ dynamic duos - as an Associate Salesperson to Linda Simmons (marketing award winning Salesperson), she is perfect for the job and not just because she's Linda's sister! She brings to this team her practical skills in getting homes ready for market and often goes beyond the call of duty (so much so that clients have dubbed her the "house fairy"). Their relationship is a seamless one and together they combine their strengths in supporting vendors for this big step in their home ownership journey.
Having gone through renovating old homes herself, she has plenty of experience in getting homes looking their best for show day with a loyal team of tradespeople to help her clients get the best possible results.
Jacquie truly understands the local area having been a Devonport resident for 24 years and together with her husband Gerard raising their three children who have now flown the nest to explore the world. During this time she has been involved in numerous fundraising committees for creche, school and clubs, as well as being an active member in her local bowls club. She has always valued the relationships she has built within her community and enjoys the neighbourly culture of Devonport.
These valuable relationship skills help her build relationships with the buyers too, ensuring they find their perfect home.
Jacquie is committed to helping both buyers and vendors achieve their dreams, and together with Linda, will offer you unparalleled service in real estate.
Wendi and Iain
7 Oct 2020
We want to thank Jacquie and Kathryn for going above and beyond to facilitate our purchase in Devonport during COVID-19 and Auckland Level 3 lockdown!
Jacquie was our sounding board, guide and kept us sane during a very unusual process over a long period to secure the property. Kathryn worked her magic to get us into the property to view during this time, whilst ensuring with good humor we kept to the very strict COVID-19 process.
Their professionalism was obvious from the time we met them and through this whole process over six weeks, but what stood out for us, was their hard work, humor and making us feel so welcome to Devonport.
As purchasers they score a 12 out of 10 from us and we know when it comes time to sell, if they are still in Devonport (not having jetted off to somewhere exotic) they will definitely be our agents
Dylan and Lee-Ann Marsh
19 Sep 2020
We were looking to buy a house for a while, across a number of different areas. In some areas we felt that the agents were just running a numbers game. But in Devonport Linda and Jacquie took the time to understand what we were looking for and did more to engage with us. For example, they took us for coffee to explain the tender process and to understand what we were looking for. Even though we know the agents are acting for the seller, we didn't feel like we were being sold to and instead that they were trying to find a fit for both parties. This leaves us feeling very positive about our experience with Linda and Jacquie, and we would have a preference to use Bayleys in the future.
Richard and Barbara Atkins
29 Jun 2020
We met Linda and Jacquie a while ago when searching for a new house. We knew straight away that they were head and shoulders above all other agents that we have met. When we decided to list our house the decision to go with Linda and Jacquie was an easy one and we have not been disappointed. The market has been tough but Linda and Jacquie have worked tirelessly to find an unconditional buyer. They offer a service second to none and really care.
Basia & Gerald
8 Apr 2020
We are recently returning expat NZ'ers who have been (no doubt infuriatingly) indecisive about what exactly we'd like to buy... which means we have been at quite a few Open Homes hosted by Linda and Jacquie, among other Open Homes. Their properties always stand out. Linda has inevitably given deep thought into exactly what makes each property special and her excellent videos highlight those features. In fact, her videos are so good, we know several purchases have been made almost entirely on the basis of her videos. They know great contractors who get houses looking their best - whether it be upholsterers, home washing, minor repairs, gardeners etc. Their work with a fab stylist means their houses are laid out to inspire you with what's possible. Even though they haven't yet sold us a house, they connected us with one of their lovely, recent vendors who rented our Nelson house during the Covid lock down while looking for her next home purchase. We will be renting a stunning house from one of their recent purchasers who is not ready to move back to New Zealand and wanted a reliable tenant. For both us, as potential future purchasers, and for their recent vendors, who went on to rent to or from us, this has been a much appreciated, unexpected service, which was not in their brief. Linda and Jacquie's breadth of experience, coupled with their sensible and kind style is so helpful during an inherently stressful process. Anyone working with them is in great, trustworthy hands. Many thanks for everything.
20 Mar 2020
Dear Linda and Jacquie. Thanks again for the professionalism and the effort from both of you which led to the successful sale of our property, for a price we were very happy with. Right from the outset, your level of professionalism shone through, as well as your ability to understand our needs and keep the sales process moving forward which made it an easy decision to choose your team. We felt well guided in the choice of selling method, and tender was certainly the right approach for our particular home in this particular market. The fact that we had so many tenders submitted, with the majority well above the CV and market information website valuations is a testament to the sales process you followed and the effort and skills of both of you. Interestingly, in our selection process, your appraisal range was lower than both the other candidate agents, but the price you achieved exceeded all the upper appraisal ranges. All the best and thanks again
R & A
18 Mar 2020
Linda Simmons and Jacquie McDonald were the estate agents during our property purchase. We were impressed by their professionalism, excellent communication skills and their in-depth knowledge of the local Devonport market. Having seen their dedicated approach to their work we chose them as our agents when we came to sell. Linda and Jacquie, along with their wider team, worked together efficiently which made the sale process as smooth as possible for our busy family. We appreciated their thorough approach and strong work ethic. We happily recommend Linda and Jacquie to others