With a list of personal strengths perfectly suited to the ultra-competitive Auckland property market, real estate sophomore Shona Walding is equal-parts sociability and smarts.
Previously cutting her teeth as the owner and operator of a five-star boutique accommodation business in the Hawke’s Bay, it was Shona’s high-standards and result-driven approach which ensured that the park-like gardens and cottages always presented flawlessly and guests consistently reported rave reviews.
A ‘jack-of-all trades’, balanced, professional Shona has a valuable creative flair, and after working with interior designers and personally assisting global Chief Executiv
es for a number of years, she has an advantageous depth of industry understanding – extending to marketing and sales.
Well-connected and warm, Shona never misses an opportunity to network and believes that every conversation can teach you something – a quality which ensures her clients are the best informed in the business.
With a full diary which sees her regularly catching up with mentors and other industry professionals, Shona has proven that knowledge certainly is power – especially in an industry where the goal posts are often changing.
Compassionate and empathetic, Shona’s experience buying, selling and renovating property of her own has seen her well versed in the idiosyncrasies’ which her clients face, and with her finely tuned social skills, superb negotiation techniques, and the ability to take the stress out of buying and selling property for her clients, she has earned an excellent reputation as the ‘go-to’ salesperson.
Intelligent and ‘up-with-the-play’, in her down-time Shona can be found relaxing with a swim or attending Yin Yoga classes at Studio Red – perhaps her secret to staying so balanced.
Boasting business nous and a flair for detail and design, Shona joins Bayleys as a well-informed asset specialising in residential property. Focussed, reliable and sharp, customer service from Shona ensures dedication, delivered with results.
After meeting Shona at the open home of another property she was selling, we instantly liked her and asked her to come and appraise our home.
She was right on the button with what we thought was fair and realistic and much to our delight successfully negotiated a great price and sale off market.
Throughout the process Shona was a delight to work with - professional, honest, encouraging, and extremely generous with her time and advice. We were thrilled with the result and are extremely happy that the new owners love the house as much as we did.
We would not hesitate to use Shona again or to recommend her to anyone looking to sell their property.
James & Laura Thomson - St Marys Bay
To Whom It May Concern
I live in New York and had been planning to buy an investment property in Auckland for over three years before buying an apartment in the Beaumont Quarter in July 2016. Despite the fact that I had the funds allocated to such an investment all this time, I was never able to come to a decision on the right property for my purposes.
I would still be dithering over the right or wrong choice if it were not for Shona Walding.
She understood exactly what my brief was and was patiently persistent in helping me work through all the little hurdles that would have defeated me. These included timing, challenges of non- resident financing and many more.
I have bought and sold five properties in three countries and I can honestly say I have never worked with an agent that has Shona's commitment, empathy and resilience. Prior to my purchase, I observed her apply her unique approach to the sale and purchase of my son’s property in St Mary’s Bay – off market! She delivered to the vendors and buyers a result both parties were thrilled with and I knew she was the agent for me.
Shona’s unique approach to supporting people through the sale and purchase of property, in my experience one of the most emotional and stressful things I have had to do, has seen all of her clients that I know (and they are a growing club), recommending her to their friends and colleagues.
Shona’s unique talent at listening to a client’s specific requirements and her genuine commitment to seeing them met makes her a very special real estate agent.
I could not recommend her highly enough to a buyer or a seller.
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