Gay Kelly has an extensive background in customer service, management, administration and sales complementing her role as residential sales agent with Bayleys Mt Albert.
Her keen eye for detail, strong time management skills and big-picture vision are all pluses in the competitive real estate industry where smart thinking and a committed customer-focus are imperative to success. As an integral member of this well-performing results-driven sales team, Gay’s local knowledge is definitely an asset. Having lived and worked in the Mt Albert area for over four decades, she is passionate about helping others realise their property dreams in this vibrant community.
Leveraging off the reputable Bayleys brand, Gay brings many points of difference to the service she can offer her clients. The innovative marketing portfolios, media presence and website reach that Bayleys champions adds value to the real estate process and allows her vendors to feel confident that their property has been profiled to the widest possible buyer audience. Bayleys’ sales track record across the Auckland market reinforces the power of the brand and Gay is please to be aligned with such a forward-thinking company.
A real team player in all that she does, Gay has long been involved in sports groups in the wider Mt Albert area as coach, administrator, and mentor. Her passionate enthusiasm for everything she undertakes is just as evident in her sales role where Gay’s determination to do the best for her clients is always evident.
We are happy to recommend Gay Kelly and Peter Cashmore as professional and reliable agents. When our tenants decided to leave our rental property, albeit in mid winter, we decided to tidy up the house and put it on the market. Gay and Peter were recommended by acquaintances and were straight away engaged in assessing the property and "on the team" with a plan to market the house to a realistic time line.
They provided good advice on advertising and what to improve to maximise the value of the property. Their sound recommendations were a key factor in bringing the place together in getting the house ready for sale. They were just as helpful in advising on items that did not need to be improved. Their experience in the industry and their knowledge of the market over the recent past proved invaluable in setting the time frame and where to pitch the property to the market.
Gay and Peter kept us up to date with regular reports and meetings. Being kept in the loop was very reassuring and meant we were fully informed all the way through.
The wet and wintry time of year and the changing economic settings presented some challenges in the lead-up to and on auction day.
However, the expertise of the auctioneer working together with Peter and Gay brought about a very good outcome for us - mission accomplished!
Through the process Gay and Peter had become good and trusted friends, always professional with our best interests at heart.
Christine and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the extremely successful sale of our rental property in Mt Albert in September this year. Prior to placing the home on the market we spent 12 weeks completely renovating the home.
Your advice and recommendations on: The installation of a toilet and shower in the downstairs laundry, a draftsman to draw up the plans and apply for Auckland City consents for the new toilet and shower, Installing a bath in the upstairs bathroom, a local electrician, an amazing lady who staged the home, all of which were excellent, very much appreciated and assisted greatly in the success of the sale.
The complete sale process went exceptionally smoothly. We were kept up to speed with what was happening throughout the four week marketing phase. You gave us great advice before and during the auction process and most importantly you achieved a sale price for us about $60,000 above what we thought was a realistic selling price on the current market.
What we thought was exceptional was the fact that although we only had 3 buyers at the auction you were able to extract such an amazing price from only 2 potential purchasers.
Prior to appointing Gay as our selling agent we spoke to four other agencies and although each of the other companies came across as competent, we signed up with Bayleys solely because Gay gave us significantly greater confidence and trust than the other companies
Christine and I have brought and sold about 15 to 20 homes in the last 30 years.
In the past we have tended to use Barfoot and Thompson as our selling agents but rest assured we will be using Bayleys and Gay in the future. We think we understand the house sale process quite well. Without doubt the sale of 77 Mt Royal Ave was by far the most professional and successful of these.
Once again many thanks for an amazing job. Please feel free to pass this
letter on to future clients and please feel free to pass my cell number
to any future clients if they wish to discuss with me, in further detail,
the contents of this letter.
Very best wishes
Les and Christine Rassie
Thank you so much for selling our house. Mike and I have thoroughly enjoyed working with you, and we are very happy with the result. You kept us amazingly well informed and definitely looked after us on the big day.
Regards Marian and Mike
Gay Kelly from Bayleys Real Estate is a very friendly and helpful agent, particularly with advice and practical assistance. She listened to my ideas and responded with her own thoughts based on her experience in real estate. She showed me how to display my home to advantage and even helped in the preparation. Her assistance in the purchase of my present house was also invaluable. The team at Bayleys were supportive and professional at all times while marketing my house.
I was kept informed throughout the process as to the number of people coming through the Open Homes, the level of interest shown by each, and any other relevant information.
Overall, I felt that Gay and the team worked hard to make my house sale successful.
Mary Therese Caldwell.
Many thanks Gay for all your hard work and credit to you on the fantastic result in selling Jersey Ave
Michael Godwin and family
Gay Kelly is one of the most personable, considerate & caring agents I have had the pleasure to work with. Her clients can never speak highly enough of her 'extra mile' attitude".
Simon Short, Regional General Manager Bayleys
1/31 Hazel Avenue, Mt Roskill
Gay, Just wanted to say MANY THANKS for the tremendous work you have put in for the sale of our house in Hazel Ave.
9 Woodward Road Mt Albert
To Peter and Gay,
“Our sincere thank you for your professional courtesy during the sale of our property in Mt Albert.
Reflecting back from the initial point of inviting a few agencies to our home, you definitely outshone all. As a first time seller, filled with angst and questions it was reassuring that you had everything covered and planned – from a well presented portfolio to clear discussion points always giving us a realistic perspective. No pressure, sound advice coupled with your approachable and trusting nature is what we hold in high regard! Partnering as a team also plays to your strengths and made for a good first impression and overall making things easy from a communication view during open homes to all the paper work.
We really appreciate your efforts from the time leading up to, during and after auction when anxiety and nerves were rife and presented with circumstances beyond control and managing the fickle state of buyers right down to last hour your perseverance counted and paid off! Thank you kindly!
For all of the above, we highly recommend you to any prospective sellers. Wishing you well for the future
From Crystal And Alistair
20 Kahurangi Place Snells Beach
Gay Kelly has given her all in selling my house with ideas, good advertising, determination to make a sale and not to give up. Gay is a wonderful and warm person treating all sellers and buyers with respect and paying attention to the details that make a sale. I can say with confidence, your house will be in good hands.
7/83 Symonds Street Royal Oak
Gay is a very kind lady - her customer service skills are excellent and she basically gets along side with you and becomes a friend - goes the extra length. She brings much experience to the job and is quietly confident without being over the top. I am not the easiest person to sell for - I have much respect for Gay. I wish her well in all her future sales and would recommend her to anyone as a great salesperson. She is very mature and handles people well.
28 Laurel Street Mt Albert
The Performance rate has been truthfully answered, one cannot praise Gay enough for the effort she went to helping to sell our family home (full marks) Gay. Both Gay Kelly and Simon Short were truthful when explaining the marketing of the property. Kathleen – will certainly recommend others to your company. Kathleen Pahl
“Having Gay work for us as real estate agent has been very much to our advantage. Gay provided the necessary information on which the sales campaign was based. This ended successfully at auction when the house sold for somewhat more than we expected. During the sales process Gay provided helpful suggestions, and in turn took on board any comments we made, that enhanced the houses’ saleability. During what could be a stressful time with selling a house, Gay’s drive and quiet pleasing manner was very much appreciated and can be summed up with the word professional”.
13 A Violet Street Mt Albert
“I chose Gay to market my property in Mt Albert. For the three weeks prior to auction, Gay Kelly held a total of nine open homes and three private viewings, showing through in excess of 120 groups.
On auction day there were eleven registered bidders which ensured lively bidding which produced a sale price beyond expectation.
I would recommend Gay to any prospective vendor”.
D E Catchpole.
72 Tony Segedin Drive Avondale
It is a great pleasure to know you, talk to you on a phone, e-mailing you all these times, even if we didn't meet you in person. And - on behalf of my husband and myself, we would like to say thank you so so much Gay for all the hard work you've done to make this work and happen so fast. Actually this is exactly the time that we wanted the Property to be sold, because we have plans to do before the Christmas this year.
To be honest, we can't say thank you enough, But all we can say. Keep up the Good work, and all the best through out the rest of 2012 and God bless you in every way.
Thanks Again, Malu & Merita
19 Newcastle Terrace Mt Albert
Dear Gay, We would like to take this opportunity to say 'Thank You' for all the effort you put into selling our property.
John and I are convinced that your hardwork was way beyond the average of any other agents we have come across.
Your professionalism in feedback from the open homes and how you felt things were going gave us peace-of-mind, in what was to us, a very trying time. We would have no hesitation in recommending your services to anyone buying or selling.Once again we say, 'Thank You'