With a successful track record in the sales industry spanning just over two decades, Tara has a wealth of experience in closing the deal. She is a strong negotiator, committed to achieving the best result for her clients and is very proud to be part of the Bayleys North Shore team since 2008 selling residential, waterfront and lifestyle properties.
Tara believes in the importance of working alongside her clients, and respect, communication and a team approach with her vendors are all integral in ensuring the absolute best result possible. Whilst she is extremely motivated and totally service driven she has a relaxed and easy going nature which enables her to forge strong relationships with both her vendors and prospective purchasers.
A property investor herself she has a passion for real estate and understands the appeal of living on the North Shore. She understands your community and because she lives and works in the area she has built up an in-depth knowledge of the local property market. Tara has a solid database of qualified ready to purchase now buyers and because not all buyers live locally, Bayleys offshore activity ensures active enquiry from both ex-pat and future immigrants thereby maximising the sale price of your property.
With her husband Steve they have a young family with their two children Sebastian and Renee. There is no doubt they are very involved in the local community with the whole family actively involved in local sports including sailing, netball and horse riding.
Tara is the principal sponsor of Murrays Bay School and a gold sponsor of the Murrays Bay Sailing Club.
Who you choose as your agent is your most important decision when deciding to sell your home. If you want an experienced professional, proven to achieve outstanding results in all markets …choose Tara and start your Bayleys journey. You can rest assured that no stone will be left unturned to maximise the sale price of your home.
Bayleys $25 million dollar award (2013)
Bayleys $50 million dollar award (2015)
Proud sponsor of Murrays Bay School
Gold Sponsor - Murrays Bay Sailing Club
Bayleys Contribution to the Community Award (2017/2018)
Top 10 (No. 5) Bayleys North Shore (2017/2018)
Jenny and Bill Manktelow – Mairangi Bay
For the first time ever we have sold a house, a house we had lived in for 44 years, so we were facing the task with, at times, total fear!
We contacted several agencies and at Bayleys we met Tara Menzies and almost instantly decided she would be our agent of choice because she gave answers to all our questions, before we asked them, and was obviously right on top of the task we were to set her. She treated us with friendly respect and we quickly lost all our fears.
Once appointed Tara set to with a will and very quickly gave us a marketing plan, produced all the necessary advertising material and gave an accurate assessment of our valuation.We had a problem with the Council not recording the completion of some alterations we had done and Tara sorted this out with remarkable speed particularly considering she was dealing with the council!
Throughout the sales process Tara acted very professionally, keeping us fully informed yet leaving us with the feeling that she was a friend helping us sell our house rather than an Estate Agent. The sale went off almost exactly as Tara predicted and we were totally satisfied with the result.
We will never sell a house again but have no hesitation in recommending Tara as the perfect Agent to sell a property.
Dan and Robyn Fisher - Glenfield
We found Tara to be very friendly, professional and easy to work with when purchasing our property through Bayleys recently. She wasn't pushy or over the top, and kept us informed and up to date during the whole process right through to settlement. Would definitely recommend Tara to anyone.
Corey Marshall – Rothesay Bay
We have been privileged on a number of property transactions to work with Tara Menzies and the Bayleys property group. Tara is a highly motivated & experienced realtor that understands the importance of both the buying & selling side of a property transactions and works with prospective sellers & buyers to achieve market value. Ultimately this assures anyone dealing with her of a fair transaction. We would recommend Tara and have done so to our family & friends.
Alison Hall and Paul Laursen – Campbells Bay
Have been walking on air since learning about the sale this afternoon. So appreciative of your calming reassurances, professionalism and patience throughout the campaign. Grateful, also, for your steadfast efforts to close the deal this past week. Awesome news! That “SOLD” sign sure looked great when I drove past it this evening coming home. I’m sure we’ll be in touch soon, but wanted to let you know how very happy we are. Raising a glass to toast your efforts tonight. Thanks again!
Ken Ward - Principal Murrays Bay School
Tara has been involved as a friend and parent of our school for a number of years. She supports our school in a variety of ways with fundraisers and school signage, such as safety signs for our drop and go zone. We are also lucky to have her donate $500 for each house sold to our school. We really value the partnership we have with Bayleys and Tara Menzies.
Lynette & John - Murrays Bay
We would like to take this opportunity of thanking you and the Bayleys team for your professional and outstanding service in selling our property. Not having sold a property for 27 years we were a little lost on where to start. It was a nervous time as our retirement income was dependent on the sale of our property. However, we need not have worried as Tara you guided us throughout the whole process including staging our property and the end result was a sale that will provide a happy retirement for us both. We would therefore have no hesitation in recommending Tara as an honest, efficient, and experienced agent for any property transaction.
Claire and Simon Shears
We were very pleased in the way that Tara ran our house sale campaign. She showed professionalism and dedication in listening and incorporating our wishes along with maximising the best opportunities. This led to interactive and flexible communications and thus a positive outcome. Tara is trustworthy, supportive and professional which leads to a good working relationship with her clients.
Katherine and Chris Pascoe
We didn’t hesitate in making the choice to work with Tara Menzies from Bayleys. Her reputation as an excellent communicator who got results proceeded her. We felt completely comfortable with Tara throughout the process, we were well informed, communication was excellent and the marketing was excellent. Our signs, flyers and online material was professionally presented with creativity and flair. Tara made us feel listened to, we trusted her and she went the extra mile to help us prepare the house for sale. We wouldn’t hesitate to work with her again.
Craig & Deb Buckle
Hi Tara, Deb and I want pass on our appreciation and thanks to you and the Bayleys team for the stellar work you undertook in selling our home in Murrays Bay. Our position was not an uncommon one for many house owners on the North Shore. We had a lovely home however, being clad in plaster and without a current Council Code of Compliance; its market value was compromised. We decided that the house deserved to be put right with a total re-clad and were confident the market would respond favourably if we did it well.
One of our key partners had to be the right Real Estate Agency and Bayleys’ target market was definitely the right fit for us. While agents from other firms were keen we proceed with a quick sale “as is” you were prepared to take this journey with us. We hope that you gained some knowledge of the re-clad process along the way as we met regularly at the house during construction and it provided you with confidence in the quality of the end result. Thanks for believing in our vision.
As with all major projects our time lines moved during the rebuild process and you moved your campaign plans effortlessly to coincide with our completion date. During this time you always kept us fully informed on the market’s activity and the key dates we needed to meet to optimise our opportunity. Thanks for your patience. Four years after you first made contact with us we promised to deliver you a marketable property and, when we did, you masterminded a campaign that delivered an outstanding result in short time, one that absolutely exceeded our expectation. We know much of the work you did for us went unseen – the hours spent following up and working with prospective purchasers. At all times you kept us completely up to date on how that process was tracking and the market feedback.
When we signed up with Bayleys you promised that throughout the process we would only need to deal with you. Whether it be open homes, private viewings, market updates or minor queries we were never passed onto other people in the team. You handled every aspect of the sale for us. Thanks for the personal touch. At the same time you spent many hours over many months personally showing us around houses for sale – from Takapuna to Waiake, Greenhithe to Rothesay Bay – providing support and gentle guidance on where we might make our new home. When we settled on the Rothesay Bay house we saw no difference in your actions on the “buy side” of the transaction. We felt that you were continuing to advocate for us as purchasers in the same way you advocated for us as vendors. Thanks for your professionalism. It was simply a pleasure working with you and we’ve made a point of passing this feedback onto our friends and family. If you ever need a verbal reference from us for a prospective client, just let us know.
Kind Regards, Craig & Deb Buckle
Paul and Andrea Donovan
We can fully recommend Tara and Ritesh to assist in selling your property. They were careful to understand our concerns and aspirations and then suggest a suitable and successful method of going to market. This included a comprehensive marketing package and property staging – both of which we feel have provided a very high return on investment by helping to obtain the best price for our property. Their attention to detail was excellent and they either incorporated our thoughts or gave us well reasoned answers as to why another way was better. We were impressed by their professionalism and skill when it came to handling the auction bid and the subsequent offers. We were delighted when they presented 3 offers for us to choose from. Well done Tara and Ritesh - we appreciate your effort and would certainly both recommend you and engage your services for further real estate sales.
Ben and Monica Paterson
We highly recommend Tara - she was very professional. Tara was always thorough with the selling process - she kept us up to date with any feedback, gave suggestiions in where she thought improvements could be made in the decorating process.Tara was very helpful from the first day we went to an open home of the house we actually ended up buying. This made the decision very easy on who we wanted to use for the sale of our own home. Tara was always very thorough on the sale process, setting up staging, and relaying any issues from potential buyers. She always made us feel valued, rather than just another person selling a house.”
Tara Menzies is a person of absolute integrity. She has the tenacity of a bulldog, amazing determination to succeed, and goes way beyond the call of duty to assist her clients. Tara is a great person to do business with and did a first class job – her overall performance was outstanding.
Roger and Christine Fowler
“We are extremely happy with her tireless efforts in regard to selling our property in Browns Bay. The entire process of selling was made painless and simple, with seamless communication, timing and understanding of our needs. Her dedication to the task was amazing, as was the end result. In our opinion anyone contemplating selling could not employ anyone better the Tara”.
Dion and Sian Roosenbrand
Tara was great to deal with. She was easy going and responsive to all our requests and kept us informed through the process. Friendly and not over the top from a sales perspective, some agents can be quite pushy. Tara was the right mix.
Hi Debbie, Whether or not we had been successful, I meant to send this note earlier in the month after the 66 Kowhai Road auction. After buying and selling numerous property both in NZ and offshore, without question Tara has been the best agent we have ever dealt with. My wife met Tara once, explained our list of requirements and Tara identified 66 Kowhai Road as meeting those. Our limited time (my wife was Christchurch based) was not wasted at any other property. Further, I felt that information I provided to Tara, was treated in confidence. These may not seem like much or maybe our many experiences have just been ‘bad luck’, but certainly this was the smoothest process we have ever been through. I will be recommending Tara to anyone who looks to sell or buy in the Eastern Bays. Regards, Brendon Furness
Neal and Penny Jefferson
We invited three very experienced Real Estate agents to present to us written appraisals on our property. All three agents had a wealth of knowledge of property sales in the local area. All three price appraisals were very similar. What made the difference for us was that in addition to selling a house, just as importantly, we also needed to buy a house. As soon as Tara Menzies from Bayleys knew what our requirements were she set out trying to find us a new home. Tara was the only agent we dealt with that did this. We were also impressed with Tara’s determination and tenacity in securing our listing. We reasoned that if Tara was also as determined and tenacious at selling our home, then she would secure a great result for us and this she most certainly did. After selling our home, Tara then undertook a letterbox prospecting campaign to find us a new home and as a direct result of this initiative, has just sold us a perfect home that meets and exceeds all our needs, a house that wasn’t even on the market! We would have no hesitation in highly recommending Tara Menzies & Bayleys Mairangi Bay.
Malcolm and Kylie Matthewson
“Recently when Kylie and I decided to put our house on the market we decided to chose Tara Menzies from Bayleys to market our property after experiencing her fantastic comments from vendors and buyers. We decided to take the property to auction and Tara was a tower of strength right throughout the process. We found her very helpful, always took that extra time to go out of her way, and always kept us informed with feedbacks and marketing information. She always did what she said she was going to do and was professional throughout. We always felt comfortable dealing and communicating with her open and clear. We would not hesitate to use her services again in marketing and selling our property in the future.”
Mark and Sarah Williamson
“Tara was a very valuable and reliable partner to us in the process of purchasing our home. She was always available to address queries and visit the property when required. When we decided that she should bid at auction on our behalf she was happy to do so and we had complete confidence in her ability to get us the home on the day. I would recommend her services to friend and family in the future”.
Rachel and Ken Alexander
We would like to thank Tara for her very professional approach to selling our property. She has been a delight to deal with and we commend her for being polite, thorough, and a very straight forward person.
“Working with Tara Menzies at Bayleys has been fantastic. We bought our new property off them, and they were extremely helpful, and when it came time to sell our old property, they stepped up and the made everything as easy as possible for us. Selling is such a stressful process, and they, along with the whole Bayleys team were very helpful and put as at ease”.
Erika and Paul Murphy
“I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank Tara Menzies for the outstanding service we received from her in purchasing our new home on Hastings Road and for selling our much loved home in Baulcomb Parade. I would not hesitate to recommend Tara. She listened, advised and made sure that we were always kept in the process throughout the selling and buying process. Her patience explaining procedures was endless and was always personable and very professional. She made a very stressful process a lot easier and went above and beyond the call of duty. I would not hesitate to use her services again in the future. Also a big thank you to the auctioneer Daniel Coulson who made the auction process much easier and achieved a wonderful outcome on the sale of our home”.
Kenneth and Jocelyn MacKenzie
“Tara sold our house for us after only one week of having it listed. We found Tara and the Bayleys team fantastic to deal with, we were kept fully informed throughout the process and received great feedback. Everything was made easy and nothing was a problem, we were very happy with the result and would not hesitate to use Tara again in marketing and selling our property.“
David and Philippa Prentice
“We appointed Tara Menzies as agent for the sale of our property in Rosemary Avenue, Forrest Hill. From the time Tara presented her marketing proposal to us through to the auction stage she displayed a high degree of professionalism in all aspects of the sales programme. Everything was clearly explained with polite suggestions made for our consideration. We appreciated the advanced notice for every private viewing of our home and the thorough analysis and reporting on the parties who had expressed interest. The whole process ran very smoothly thanks to Tara and we ended up with a fantastic result with the property selling after a little over a week on the market for a price which far exceeded our expectations. We could not comment more highly of Tara’s ability – the results speak for themselves!”
David and Gerd Hutcheson
Tara Menzies, of Bayleys North Shore, has acted as our agent for the auction of our property in Kaukapakapa, and also for the sale of our other property in Okura. At all times she has treated us and her task with the utmost professionalism and respect. Both she and her colleagues took us through the auction process to a successful conclusion, for which we are exceedingly grateful. Of particular note was her understanding of the stress involved and her totally sympathetic approach to us. We would have no hesitation in recommending Tara, and Bayleys North Shore to any prospective clients.
Rex & Christine Halliwell – Mairangi Bay
Tara Menzies and Malcolm Low hit the ground running to arrange the sale of our fathers house. This was achieved in a timely professional manner with a wonderful result. We would highly recommend engaging their expertise and local knowledge.
Andrew Young – Campbells Bay
Buying a property to return to NZ while overseas has its difficulties, but Tara managed to make the process easy. Late night calls or early morning emails were taken in her stride and in the end we were very pleased to buy our home through her and the team from Bayleys.
Angela and Kingsley Gainsford
This letter is to thank you and your team for an outstanding job in the 4 week marketing campaign and ultimate sale of our property at Auction last month. We selected Bayleys Real Estate as you sponsor guide dogs and for the last 4 years we have completed the initial training of guide dogs for Guide Dog Services. We walked in off the street and asked to talk to someone about selling our house. From the moment Tara Menzies and Tanya Lau walked into the conference room they were personable and professional. Tara clearly explained the process and expectations of a successful house sale through Bayleys and her professional approach throughout the subsequent process never faltered. We knew the sale of our property was in good hands. We were very impressed with the pre-arranged weekly meetings where Tara and Tanya explained how the marketing campaign was proceeding and ensuring we were kept informed every step of the way.
Together Tara and Tanya made an awesome team and we could not have asked for better people to advise us and ensure a positive outcome. From day one we were fortunate to meet Daniel Coulson your Auctioneer who attended many of the weekly meetings to explain and clarify the Auction process. On Auction day Daniel took time out to make us feel at ease and never pressured us into any decisions. Having bought and sold several houses and commercial properties over the years this is the only time we have felt confident and entirely happy with the agents and the agency. Not once have we begrudged Bayleys, Tara, Tanya or Daniel their agency fees. We only wish we had come to Bayleys years ago! And thank you Debbie for being part of our sale. It was clear to us that you and your team are professional, hardworking and focused. These attributes are clearly displayed within your team.
Ian and Lindi Kennedy
Hi Tara, Ian and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you sincerely for you professional commitment to finding us a home that we absolutely love. Throughout the 18 or so months that we searched for our “dream home”, your tenacity and focus were much appreciated. You never gave up on making it your job to find what we wanted, and you listened to our critique and opinions with a positive outlook and open mind. On the other hand, you sold our precious home after one show house. Go Tara!! We would not hesitate to recommend your services to any prospective buyers or sellers. Both our purchase and sale were handled with a personal interest from yourself. We left at all times confident that you were working with our interests at heart and we highly value the integrity, intellect and good humour shown at all times. In all honestly we have not experienced this level of service ever, when purchasing or selling previous properties. Thank you for all of the personal touches – We wish you every success, you deserve it!