WINNER - 2017 REINZ Best Multi-Media Campaign of the Year
Linda comes to Bayleys with a stellar background in global marketing, as well in marketing and selling of real estate. She has spent many years at top global companies holding senior positions and delivering excellent results. Linda brings this same high level of business acuity to marketing and selling homes and her goal is to maximise the profitability of your home.
Linda employs the same methods to sell your home as she would in marketing top global brands - an ability to identify what is unique about your home and to emotionally engage potential buyers - what she calls "tugging on the heartstrings." By doing so, she creates a competitive bidding environment that delivers higher prices for her clients. But Linda's exceptional skills don't end there. She is keenly aware of today's ever-changing market, and how people interact with each other, so she offers a distinctive multi-media approach when marketing your home - through carefully produced high-end videos and various social media touch points, along with all of the traditional media such as print and web sites. By offering her unique multi-media approach, she manages to attract a much larger audience - with a particular focus on Kiwi ex-pats living overseas, looking to return home one day. This approach has been so successful that she has received industry recognition and is the outright Winner of the 2017 REINZ Award for the Best Multi-Media Marketing Campaign.
Even in today's "fragile" market Linda is selling her listings, the majority of which are high-end, within their planned campaign time-frames, at prices in excess of anticipation. But Linda's real win is in how she connects and builds a real relationship with her clients, and works with her dedicated team to deliver a service that is second to none, ensuring that the entire process is as stress-free and effortless as possible. Through her Associate Jacquie McDonald, she even offers a comprehensive get-ready-for-market service tailor-made to offer you the help that you need and ensure that your property is presented at its very best.
Linda & Jacquie gave us everything that we needed when selling our house. Most valuable of all to us was their support throughout the whole process. The marketing video was outstanding, their help with our garden and interiors was top notch and their constant communications made us feel confident at every stage of the sale process. Thank you!
June and Dugald, March 2021
We highly recommend Linda and Jacquie of Bayleys Devonport if you are considering someone to market your property. They have supported us throughout our marketing campaign for the past two months and have themselves been supported by the wider Bayleys team including George Yeoman the Auctioneer and Julia their P.A. We have been given wise advice on how to present our home and this was supported by a highly professional media campaign that gained international success in that our successful buyer lived overseas. This team came across as genuinely interested in us and our home and we received timely and detailed progress reports when it mattered. All of these factors meant that the final auction of our property was less stressful than we thought. Well done Linda and Jacquie we have already recommended you to our friends.
Clive and Kate Sinclair, Devonport, February 2021
"Hi Linda and Jacquie , Just wanted to say thank you! I’ve sold a few houses before and this was definitely the least stressful. I really appreciated your strategising to hone in on the true market. I was pleasantly surprised going over the offers- it was actually fun! That was a first. It was great knowing that we got the best offer and the buyer who we felt was best fit - and that the runner-ups were keen and not far behind. Best case for all. Bit hard to let go of dad’s house. Really felt like we made the most of it."
Gina and Gus, January 2021
Both my wife and I love historic homes and instantly recognised the Huia St property we have since purchased. The video including commentary from the architect grabbed us and we attended the first open home we were able to. We also kept a close eye on other marketing pieces which came out and just increased our interest in the back story of the property. What followed was a pretty lengthy negotiation process as we had some other affairs to tick off as part of completing the transaction. Just after going to contract Covid-19 reared its head which eventuated in the process going into the lockdown period. This naturally added further complications and stress for all involved. Linda was patient, and her communication was second to none throughout the process. I’ve worked with many agents and her ability to see differing points of view at a challenging time impressed me greatly. Her work ethic, which involved many an early morning, late evening or weekend chat meant that a transaction (which in the hands of most other agents would never been finalised) was able to get across the line. Thanks Linda
K & T, 11 May 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.
Basia & Gerald, 8 Apr 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
R & A, 18 Mar 2020
Selling our home was a very personal task and Linda Simmons was the perfect partner for us. She and her team provides a great end-to-end process, they always had an open ear re our questions and needs, they were approachable anytime and great in communication. They think beyond and run with passion to make things work. They made it work that it suits us as their paying customer as well as working with the keen buyers - great management and balance act. Linda & her team comes with great value, proudness and are running for what they do. They make things work and are highly professional. They act consultative, caring, persuasive, are reliable and diplomatic. We are glad having them.
G & R, 6 Feb 2020
I had the pleasure of working with Linda selling our home in Devonport. We had a finite period to get our home sold (as we had bought another home) and we were selling during a surprisingly slow period in the market. Linda’s work ethic, acumen, grasp of marketing and ultimate love for what she does saw us achieve a great result (in trying circumstances). We got to know Linda personally through the process and my wife and I now count Linda and her husband as personal friends. I have great respect and admiration for what she does and her results speak for themselves. She is solution focused and achieves outcomes. She also understands that there is a natural buyer for each home and she endeavours to connect the right buyer with the home which is why so many purchasers end up delighted and then use her in the future. Jackie is an integral part of Linda’s offering and is an incredible support to the family throughout the process. Their skills complement each other perfectly. I would not hesitate to recommend Linda to others and have done so several times already since recently selling our home.
Joe Biddles, Director, Thompson Blackie Biddles Lawyers, 20 Nov 2019
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.
Dylan and Lee-Ann Marsh, 19 Sep 2019
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.
Richard and Barbara Atkins, 25 Jun 2019
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
John Devine, 20 Mar 2019