Absolutely fabulous experience buying my new 'dream home' through Gillian. She went out of her way to help me make this happen. Always willing to take us back, answer all of my questions and pulled the deal together. I can't thank her enough as my kids and I move forward to a new life in a fabulous home.
Our family interviewed agents from three leading companies in the local area when selling our elderly parents house. Gillian was our first choice as she presented as a professional, competent and knowledgeable agent and had a pleasant manner and helpful attitude. Gillian knows the market and she has had a lot of experience and consequently success in these sales.
We had high standards and expectations and Gillian worked hard to get the best outcome for us. She was at all times professional, friendly and easy to work with. We were particularly pleased with her communication - she kept us informed at every stage of the process.
We would thoroughly recommend Gillian and we would contact her again if selling another house.
P & L Lloyd
Gillian handled the sale of my house very professionally and I particularly appreciated her very regular updates and clear expecations. I have full trust in her advice as I have both sold a property and bought one from her.
After meeting with a few different agents, Gillian was the obvious choice. We found Gillian to be professional, dedicated, enthusiastic and highly knowledgeable in her field. She was open and honest and kept us well informed throughout. Gillian listens and she cares. We also shared some good laughs along the way! We would highly recommend Gillian to any prospective seller or buyer.
W & M Trelewsky
Back in the past both my wife & myself went through a time of buying houses. We dealt with a lot of Real Estate persons in that time.
From start to finish Gillian Quantrill, in our view is the best we have ever interacted with. If or when we sell again Gillian will be our first choice. Once again thank you for going beyond the call of duty.
S & J Holt
Gillian gave me a well researched market appraisal, achieving a great result within a very short time frame. She is professional, knows the market, is always positive & enthusiastic. She made a daunting task for me very easy.
Many thanks Gillian
We chose Gillianto be our Real Estate Agent as she demonstrated an energy and passion for selling properties. Gillian had an affinity and deep understanding of the housing market in our suburb, and the type of home we were selling. Her knowledge and advice were invaluable. First National Real Estate Rutherford also provided excellent service and support.
K & G Howells
Gillian was super efficient, courteous and professional in all matters relating to the marketing and sale of my property with an excellent result. I am very happy to recommend, both Gillian and First National Rutherford.
What impressed us with Gillian is her honesty and openness. She was clearly well informed not only of property information but also in regard to her duties to us as her clients. At all times we felt we were part of the process as the communications and updates were frequent.
R & J Shephard
Thank you Gillian, for taking and making this journey with us. We are so grateful for your wisdom, advice and ultimately your support throughout the whole experience. You think about everything but above all you have shown how much you've thought about us and you really have taken good care of us!
David & Melissa
David & Melissa
We found Gillian, Jon, Sarah & Jeff of First National to be incredibly helpful and informative. Their knowledge of the residential industry is valuable. When we were unsure of something they were able to guide us in our decisions. Always available. Always encouraging when doubts crept in!!! Thanks so much.
R & D Miller
Gillian is very approachable and friendly. She guided us through our first sale with patience. Gillian is extremely knowledgable and answered all questions we had throughout the process. All communication with Gillian and her great assistant Sarah was punctual and clear. Thanks to the whole First National Team!
A Grogan & N Corke
This is the second time I have had the pleasure of working with Gillian and as always she has shown her professionalism in the way she clearly explained the process on the sale of the family home with my sister and I. I have found that Gillian went over and above our expectations on the sale of the property.
B. E. Carr
B. E. Carr
My first impression of Gillian was that she was a straight up, no nonsense sort of person, that she would be professional, honest and tell me how it was. She was exactly that professional and had my best interest at all times. She explained what the process would be and kept me informed. I cannot speak highly enough of Gillian and her whole team. I have already recommended Gillian to several people - this includes First National.
Gillian goes the extra mileto get the result. No matter what comes up between Jeff and Gillian there is a solution! I throughly recommend Gillian and Jeff for selling your property and keeping you well informed throughout the whole process. Not only are these two experts at delivery they genuinely care about the happiness and your wellbeing.
Personally I can't thank you both enough for helping me sell my beloved property in Howick and purchase my new home.
Even when there were a few hiccups on the property purchase of the new place you were there with me finding a way forward.
I would also like to thank Jon and Catherine from First National who are absolutely amazing. Great team!
Gillian's performance was professional, reliable, knowledgable & super efficient. Gillian & her team were a pleasure to deal with, all enquiries were promptly dealt with & we couldn't have asked for anything more than what we received. This First National Team were the very best I have ever dealt with and I have been buying & selling many houses over the years.
Gillian delivered exceptional service and never gave up. My search for a property was challenging and yet despite this Gillian never forgot me even though my search stretched out over many months. The end result was a purchase secured on a sunday. The completion of which at 7pm after Gillian has worked since 9am. Her passion and professionalism is unmatched. I can recommend her without reservation.
I found Gillian really listened to what I wanted and went above and beyond to make it happen. At all times she was very professional, very approachable and her guidance was very much appreciated. Gillian kept me informed every step of the way and I am very thankful I put my home in her most capable hands.
We found Gillian to be a very positive agent for us who maintained a 'can do' attitude throughout the selling process. Her wealth of experience showed when dealing with our sale. She was able to overcome obstacles, explain things clearly and had our best interests in mind throughout. We were very happy with the result.
M & T Earl
Thank you Gillian for an excellent job as usual.
You are a person that we trust completely and respect as a person and a real estate agent.
A complicated job, very well executed!
We dealt with Gillian recently for the sale of our house. She explained everything very thoroughly and helped us through the whole process.
She is a very understanding person, thoughtful, kind and excellent at her job. We obtained the right price for our house and were extremely pleased with her work from start to finish.
With one of us working full time she always went out of her way to fit in with us.
We would recommend her to anyone selling their home or buying a new home.
A & T Thompson
Gillian is a very professional real estate agent. She impressed me in all aspects from the beginning of the process to the end, which included negotiation of deal, arranging meetings, dealing with issues and knowing the needs of both parties.
I highly recommend Gillian to anyone buying or selling a home.
We would like to thank Gillian for all the hard work she put in to selling our home.
Gillian was always willing to give us advice which made selling our home sucessful.
The information we received was consistent and feedback on open homes was great.
We would recommend Gillian to any buyer or seller as she is excellent at her job.
Well done Gillian
L & C Monton
Very happy with the service from Gillian and her team.
She assissted me at all times, both before the purchase and after.
I could not have done without her.
Gillian did an excellent job in making the experience of selling our property a stress free and pleasurable one.
She kept us informed every step of the way and her advice and professionalism was very much appreciated. We felt very confident listing our property with her.
Thank you Gillian for getting us a great result.
C & G Hamlet
Gillian was friendly, always listened to our needs, was professional and courteous. She always explained what was happening step by step so we knew what to expect. Nothing was too much trouble and she went more than the extra mile showing us around. She was always upfront and everything she said would happen. It made life somewhat easier. Gillian is a credit to First National Real Estate.
J & C Walshe
Gillian acted so professional from the word go marketing our home right through with all updates every step of the way with full support and after the sale. Gillian listened to our needs with giving advice and got the job done. Wayne and I recommend Gillian and we both are very happy with the sale.
W & L Martin
This is the second time we have sold our home with Gillian, she has always been our preferred Agent. Gillian is very professional with the selling process and has kept us fully informed with proceedings. We are more than happy with the result.
G & B Barker
I found Gillian and the management team very professional to deal with and the efforts she went to to ensure I had the best result possible with the sale of my property. I would have no problem in recommending her to any potential clients to achieve a mutual result.
Gillian was extremely helpful during what proved to be the very short process of our purchase. She has a very good understanding not only of the local property market, but also of the personal needs of her clients whether buying or selling. Her friendly personality makes doing business a pleasure. We will certainly seek her services in the future.
G & J Coxon
I found Gillian to be totally professional, honest, and explained fully anything I had concerns about. She is an expert in her field and it was easy to have utmost confidence in her. I would not hesitate to recommend Gillian to anyone selling a property.
We would like to thank Gillian for her help with our first home. From the moment we met her, we knew we were in good hands. It was our first auction in New Zealand and the legal side and whole process was explained to us to the last detail. She made sure that we did everything by the book and did not cut corners. We would like to thank Gillian for her honesty and professionalism and would recommend her to anyone who is looking at buying/selling real estate.
N & N
We have exceptionally high expectations on service, delivery, professionalism and conduct. Gillian and her team not only met, but exceeded our expectations - which is no easy feat! Having had very poor service from other agents in the past, it was refreshing to receive such a high caliber of service. We won't use anyone else! Bottom line is Gillian and her team get results.
L & B Sim
We have used Gillian's service once before, we were impressed with the drive and determination that Gillian consistently displayed. We were 100% confident that Gillian would get the desired result, and once again we were not disappointed!
Gillian did what she said she would - sell our house quickly and for more than we'd expected. She was also amazing with us and gave us advice during the selling process as it was our first sell. Liz, her colleague, was also great. Would recommend Gillian to family and friends.
G & M Peterson
Gillian was straight talking and acted in a positive and professional way. We found her to be friendly and approachable. Without any doubt, she has been the best real estate agent that we have dealt with. We wish her continued success in the future.
P & S Swatton
We found Gillian to be a very courteous and professional salesperson. She listened to what we wanted and did what she said she would do. If she gave her word she kept it. She explained clearly all the documents and procedures and kept in touch regularly. We also found the staff at Howick to be very friendly and efficient.
R & B Small
I found Gillian helpful and professional from day one. I was kept up-to-date from the commencement of the sale and I would happily recommend Gillian in the future.
I am delighted to write a reference for Gillian Quantrill who I found to be a delightful person to work with + alongside, to the point where I actually purchased the home from her. I would certainly use Gillian in the future to sell my home. She was always pleasant to deal with, honest, efficient regarding answering any questions, professional yet warm and liaised well between me and the seller of this home.
Gillian helped us in the auction purchase of our new home in Mellons Bay. We found Gillian to be very professional as she guided us in the pre auction matters which were required, and at all times acted with our best interests. My husband found her very helpful during the auction process and her advice and guidance aided us to become the successful buyers at the auction.
T & J Halligan
Thank you Gillian. Best salesperson we've ever used!
M & M Gates
We were very happy with our association with Gillian. It was a stress free, easy experience. Gillian, you go the extra mile, have a positive & caring attitude and are very experienced with a good knowledge of the Real Estate Market. Good communication and negotiation skills. A good listener with a caring attitude. Highly motivated and focussed. Immediate access and response too.
B & Y Sopariwala
Gillian was always working for us and with us. She was professional and knowledgeable. She always answered our questions and explained details clearly (at any time of the day). I couldn't have asked more from a real estate agent. Gillian provided an amazing service that I really appreciated.
Gillian has been really helpful with lots of great advice on the sale of our first home. She provided great support to us and guided us through the whole process. Gillian has a professional manner and a warm, trustworthy personality. Would definitely recommend her.
J & A Willats
Gillian was professional, friendly and extremely efficient, shouldering the stress load making my move as stress-free as possible. The process was clearly explained to me and her team was polite and helpful at all times. Gillian obtained top dollar for my home and kept me in the loop and up-to-date on all aspects from start to finish. I would not hesitate to recommend her.
Following my request for an appraisal I studied the sales being achieved by Gillian Quantrill and those figures spoke volumes regarding her ability to market my property. Gillian is a great communicator and I have been very comfortable with her performance from day one and the feedback that was passed through to me after every open home. She is ably backed up by Liz Weatherby and office manager Jon Simpson and together they are a winning team. I therefore have no hesitation in recommending Gillian and First National and to discuss my experience with anyone who requires to have their property marketed intelligently and with care.
In early 2011 my wife and I met Gillian at an open home in Arkley Ave (that we subsequently bought). We had several meetings with her during the process of negotiations and found that she was very knowledgable in the process of buying/selling property particularly in the Pakuranga area. Her knowledge of past sales and the problems or restrictions (that we didn't know existed) was encyclopedic. Gillian was very friendly and still maintained a professional approach through out our negotiations. It was indeed a pleasure to be dealing with such an outgoing and courteous lady.
K & K
My first impression was that Gillian was extremely knowledgeable. That she had done the background work and could answer questions confidently and accurately. I then got to see her drive and desire to make a contract go through. She was efficient and reliable at every step, followed up issues promptly and was pleasant to deal with.
"The time had come to sell our house, a stressful task at best; So who to trust, who did we know to handle such a quest, We saw the sign, Gillian Quantrill, and then we saw three more; All proudly marked with 'sold' on them, impressive after four, From first phone contact, we were sure we'd chosen very wise; We wanted a professional, with truthfulness not lies; She helped us with her knowledge, so extensive and so true; She guided us, supported us, we knew we'd make it through, The house was prepped and marketed, her skill was there to see; She worked to make the sale complete, with such integrity; I have no hesitation recommending her to all; The market is her forte, so don't waste time, just call; She'll do her best to sell your house and you can't ask for more; Dedicated and sincere, tenacious to the core; And so very positive, at times when we weren't sure; She kept us going, kept it real no matter how obscure; The house is sold, we're moving on and it has been a pleasure; Dealing with our Gillian, she really is a treasure; So yes, we'd recommend her - she'll help you achieve your goal; To sell, to buy in real estate - what more can we extol!"
From our first meeting Gillian listened to us and from that first meeting she came up with a marketing strategy to market the property to its fullest potential. Gillian has a very pleasant and professional manner and is very pleasant to deal with. Gillian made sure what was expected of us and what we could expect from her. Gillian definitely was working for our best interest. Gillian worked very hard to get top dollar for the property. Your team have been great to deal with. Follow ups after settlement have been as good as the rest of my dealings with your company.
Gillian has always been approachable, honest and reliable. Any question is never too small. She has a professional but warm & friendly approach to everybody she deals with. She is a credit to First National, in fact Jo, Liz and all the those at First National work as a great team.
The best decision that I made this year was having Gillian sell our house in the fastest time possible. From day one, she listened and understood our needs straight away. Her professionalism and courteous manner is of the highest degree. And her work ethic is unparalleled, burning the midnight oil when others have long gone. Not only did she sell our house but she also helped us find another. My only regret was not following my heart 3 years ago and sticking with her. Now that the mortgage is paid off, I have most of my freedom back. I can now truly do what God has put me on this earth for. Thank you very much to Gillian and her two assistants. God Bless.
I always believed in you. From the time I met. I liked your ground reality approach rather than making tall claims. The end result was quite near to what was projected. I like the no-nonsense, professional approach from the beginning to the end.
This is our second property dealing with Gillian, she explains everything clearly, is happy to go the extra mile when required, offers to help well above a level that is expected of an agent. She kept us well informed as things moved forward towards a sale, had suggestions to help the process along. Also, despite being unwell at the time, was still able to keep on top of everything.
Gillian is a conscientious, confident and competent sales consultant in terms of meeting all the needs of both vendor and buyer! A woman of great integrity whose passion and commitment is clearly evident, making our purchase such a pleasure and stress-free experience.
A Senio & N Leger
We were most impressed by Gillian and Liz. They presented and executed a marketing plan which suited our needs and time frame. Thorough and professional. We would recommend them to anyone who is serious about selling their home.
I & R Morrison
Never in all my experience in buying and selling houses have I ever encountered a more dedicated and professional individual as Gillian Quantrill. My family and I had always had nothing but negative relationships with real estate agents (some of these very publicly negative) and I was at first quite reluctant to hire any more, however my decision to hire Gillian has proved to be one of the best I have ever made. I was thoroughly impressed by her work ethic, her flawless organisation skills, her professional and highly motivated person and her stunning level of commitment. I never would have thought I would come across a real estate agent that I would be comfortably willing to recommend to others, but my experience with Gillian has changed my mind. I would recommend Gillian to anyone wanting to sell their home, and there is no doubt in my mind that she will continue to impress other vendors as she has impressed me.
I have found Gillian Quantrill to be a genuine and highly professional real estate agent. It has been a pleasure working with her whilst she achieved amazing results for myself. Thank you so much Gillian.
Gillian Quantrill was the best salesperson I have dealt with in property. She is personable, professional and handles things efficiently without any fuss making her a pleasure to deal with. She is a woman of integrity and represented us as clients well.
D & S Cole
Mrs Gillian Quantrill is a very effective real estate sales person. She inspires confidence, has a good sense of humour and is realistic on valuation of property. She is very thorough in property presentation and her paper work is of a high quality. She has the best interests of her client at heart and sold our house in the very short period of two weeks - a great result. Her organisation of 'open home' days is also very good.
H & D Dickinson
Gillian was professional, courteous and exceptionally knowledgable. She knew the area well, how the market was changing and how best to market the property. Everything was explained clearly to us and we were able to (and encouraged) to call her if we had any concerns or questions. The Howick office is well presented and welcoming.
We found Gillian to have a very professional and friendly approach. As first home buyers we really appreciated Gillian taking the time to help us through the purchase process.
G & P du Toit
I found Gillian to be professional and friendly, and acting in my best interests at all times. Her "feed-backs" after each open home were excellent, as was also the follow-up contact after settlement. I would have no hesitation in highly recommending Gillian to family and friends.
We have found Gillian to be a very pleasant and helpful person in every way during the marketing and selling of our property at 11 La Perouse St, Howick. She has great insight into what would suit a prospective buyer and is also very competent and knowledgeable in all legal matters concerning properties. No property remains unsold for long with Gillian around. She also has a great code of honour which is much appreciated in the days we are living in.
C & A Balemi
Very quick sale, Gillian listened to our needs and kept us informed regularly. Would be interested in listing another property with Gillian.
We have, and still are, enjoying working with Gillian to sell the house we have lived in for many years. It was sad for us, selling our home, but it has been made all that much easier having Gillian on board. Her caring and professional approach has been invaluable. Not only is she our trusted Real Estate agent, she is now our friend.
C & G Daniels
From my experience I have to say Gillian is a great real estate agent. Gillian sold my house in 5 days at a price close to what I wanted and what she said she could sell it for - straight after another agency listed and failed to even get an offer in 6 weeks. Gillian listens to her clients and buyers and gets it right the first time without any issues. Gillian really does go the extra mile with both buying and selling property. A pleasure to have as my real estate agent - thoroughly recommended to all.
Very courteous and professional. Listened to what I needed and wanted. When we came up with a few hiccups while selling my house we were able to come to agreements, her advertising of my property under these circumstances was great and bought about the sale which I was very happy with. Explanations were great.
Gillian's personality on first meeting is fantastic. She is so cheerful and friendly, but keeping professional at the same time. Gillian doesn't feed you a line, tells it as it is, so you know exactly where you stand. I would recommend her to anyone, she does a truly fantastic job.
B & M McClean
We sold our house in 8 days from first Property Press advertisement to unconditional sale. This was largely due to the fantastic advice we got from Gillian on presentation. Gillian was able to tell us exactly where to spend our money. Within 4 weeks of first meeting her, our house looked amazing and we had sold for exactly what we wanted.
J & P Marshall
Gillian made the process of buying our first home very easy and stress-free. Everything was explained clearly to us and Gillian was only a phone call away for any questions we had. Gillian was professional at all times and always approachable. Thank you!
KL & R Mitchell
Your service was excellent, reliable and very professional. Thank you very much.
Gillian was awesome, great communication, enthusiasm, great listener. Fantastic result. Lovely approachable lady, knows her stuff, caring. Got the job done!
L & S Small
Gillian is professional, articulate and goes beyond the call of duty. She kept us informed every step of the way and would go the extra mile to ensure everyone was happy. A very difficult thing to do, but she does it effortlessly and with her own special style. A great asset to Rutherfords.
R & D Nickson-Clark
We found Gillian very honest, hardworking and very understanding. A friend for life. We also found the backing from her boss and colleagues valuable. Thanks Gillian for everything.
L & T Osborne
Gillian was fantastic in helping us find a good house. With her vast knowledge of the housing market, she was able to direct us to places that were more in keeping with our taste and budget, thereby saving us valuable time. We appreciate all the help she was able to provide in obtaining information. We wish her the very best.
A & R D'Souza
We both thought Gillian was great, she listened, was very forward with comments about the market at present, etc. A very nice person, enjoyed her professionalism and will call her again when we move on!
P & J Hari
Gillian was a pleasure to work with, she seemed like she had my best interests at heart to help me find the right house for me.
We are writing to tell you that our purchase of the above property has been a pleasurable, stress-free experience, thanks entirely to Gillian. At all times she was most helpful. Gillian is a charming but straight-talking, skilled sales consultant. She has an extensive knowledge of the housing market, which, together with her easy manner, helps her to achieve satisfaction for both the purchaser and the vendor. She is clearly an asset to Rutherford Real Estate and we would highly recommend her to any friend who was looking to buy or sell a property.
I would like to take the opportunity to express my appreciation for all your hard work in selling our house as we had a limited time frame, and after just a week of listing my home with First National, you did what you set out as promised... During a very stressful time for me in this market and my obligations to my family, your professionalism in carrying out your responsibilities as my agent were beyond reproach...Your attention to all the details, responding to phone calls and keeping me abreast of everything that was happening certainly took a lot of the pressure off me. I especially appreciate the information and advice you have provided, your assistance has been invaluable to me during this process. Again, thank you so much. I greatly appreciate your generosity. I would not hesitate to recommend you to any of my friends, or anyone who is looking to buy or sell a house in the near future.
I cannot speak more highly for Gillian, she proved to be not only very professional but also helpful in many other ways, for which I am very grateful. She did everything possible to sell my unit under difficult circumstances i.e. the current property market. I would recommend this agent to anyone of my friends. My thanks Gillian.
Most recently, I was on a hunt for my very own first home and had the pleasure of meeting up with Gillian Quantrill from your company. From my very first phone call, Gillian is the epitome of a real estate agent. She was very professional in her approach and was also very helpful and resourceful in helping a first-home buyer like myself. Gillian has made my first home buy a 'hassle-free' process as she was very efficient in handling all issues arising between both buyer and seller. I would highly recommend Gillian to anyone looking for a excellent real estate agent.
Gillian is a very considerate, sincere, caring person. She understands your needs and devotes her time accordingly. We would recommend her to people looking for Real Estate. She puts her time into pleasing you. She came at the right time for us.
L & D Brown
Gillian was most professional in her dealings with me, she followed up promptly with any queries I had and she has a friendly, caring manner.
Gillian kept me informed at all times with the progress of the sale of my house. I would have no hesitation of recommending her to any of my friends to sell their house.
Gillian is the best out of the three agents I have dealt with in purchasing properties. She is punctual, polite, attentive and efficient in discharging duties in the utmost satisfaction of our clients. We are ever grateful to her for being able to find us a good house in one of the best areas in the City of Auckland. We sincerely that her for the dedicated and excellent service.
U De Silva
Gillian is very professional and has a passion to fit homes to people and not the other way round. We have had many evenings of wondering what was going to happen and Gillian came to the rescue. She puts you at ease and builds a fantastic relationship. This is one lady I have really enjoyed working with. All the best Gillian and don't forget us!
Gillian has been outstanding. She's always willing to help and follow up what she needed and also gave us advise of other things that we weren't aware of.
Gillian acted professionally throughout the short time our property was on the market. She advised us well as to how the present the property to achieve the best price and advised us accurately as to what we should expect to get and achieved this. Her positive motivational attitude made her a joy to work with and we will most likely be doing business in the future.
Gillian has helped us to sell two houses and purchase one. She has been friendly and helpful throughout the process, even turning up to help pack and tidy when the pressure was on us. We are grateful for her dedication and positive attitude towards real estate, which can be a daunting process as buyers and sellers. She helped to keep us sane.
Working with Gillian during the purchase of an investment property was a superb experience. Gillian has an open professional approach that instills confidence. No problem was too big for her to handle in her unique style of friendliness yet a very business-like manner. Gillian has great integrity - she actually cares about all of the people involved in the process. Having bought and sold 10 properties, I know my agents! I intend to engage Gillian for any further real estate needs.
Gillian Quantrill is an excellent sales consultant. Her professionalism and courteous manner as a sales person is of high standard. She works so efficiently that she managed to sell and buy the properties for me almost at the same time. Her positive attitude towards her job and her way of helping her clients out are most impressive.
As we have reached the conclusion of this property purchase, I'd just like to say thanks again for your work throughout the period and also the useful books you kindly send through last week.
I made the right choice going with Gillian and First National Rutherford as I was kept fully informed re advertising, open homes and feedback from prospective buyers.Gillian was ably supported by Liz Weatherby and the office and I will not hesitate in recommending your team to friends who are considering listing their properties.
We have no hesitation in recommending Gillian Quantrill as an estate agent. We found her to be honest and forthright regarding the property we sold. She went to great lengths to ensure we understood the procedure and kept us updated at all times. Her professionalism was outstanding and we were never in doubt that she would have our best interests at heart. We would not consider anyone else in the future.
T & J Cooke
We found Gillian supportive and encouraging throughout the process of selling our home. Being first time sellers it was quite a daunting thought to have to work through open homes, auctions, lawyers, etc. But we found Gillian could think outside the square and work proactively towards a common goal. Gillian is a real estate professional who cares about her clients as people and families.
Gillian provided sound professional advice, which led to a short and very successful sales process. We received four extremely good offers after only being on show for a Saturday and Sunday. What more can one say!
B & S Maltby
Gillian was very open and honest throughout our recent house purchase, offering her wealth of knowledge and experience at all times. Additionally, Gillian gave us great insight into how to add value to our property once purchased. We highly recommend Gillian as a professional sales person, who listens to her clients and explains every detail of the process clearly making the whole experience stress free.
S & K Foster
We have made 3 house transactions through Gillian. There have been 3 because she has given us exceptional and professional service and attention in each case. We have found Gillian has a remarkable insight to the market and is able to read people's needs with compassion. First National as a whole has made our buying and selling as pleasant as possible over stressful moments.
Very knowledgeable, hard working and professional. Highly effective sale and concluded in a very short time frame.
B & S Maltby
Gillian is an extremely pleasant real estate agent to deal with. She is very honest and supportive, offering her wealthy knowledge and experience throughout my recent first house purchase in Auckland. On top of that, Gillian is also sincere, caring and considering in the extremely professional way, trying her best to meet your needs and building fantastic relationships with both vendors and buyers. Thank you Gillian! I won't hesitate to recommend Gillian to any house purchasers or house sellers in NZ. She is the best!
Gillian was a blessing to work with. We asked if she could sell our home and the whole process be stress free, and it was! Thanks for all you do and did, Gillian.
M & R Kilkolly
The whole experience was very smooth. Gillian was very cheerful, positive and easy to communicate with despite being sick with a sore throat. We appreciated Gillian ensuring everyone in her office was able to help us with various steps in the sale process. Gillian has a heart for matching the right people with the right home, as I saw in her as she shared my excitement in finding such a wonderful home for our family. Gillian gave us confidence every step of the way.
D & L Gedge
As UK nationals moving to New Zealand we were apprehensive about renting and buying plus very much put off by the auction system prevalent. Gillian put us at ease, explained everything, helped with contacts and a selection of conveyances. The sealed bid system, whilst new to us, was simple and fair to all. All-in-all a comprehensive, friendly and professional service.
C & G Dickinson
I have had the pleasure of working with Gillian on three occasions recently, involving two sales and a purchase. In all of these dealings she has shown a willingness to listen to our needs and to prepare a plan to best meet those needs. Gillian worked energetically to market the two properties involved and any suggestions she made to enhance the properties were put forward respectfully, with justification, and within the budget set. The result was prompt sales above our price expectation on both occasions. The paperwork was handled efficiently and patiently, having to work within the constraints of a Family Trust and an out-of-town Trustee, and at no time did I feel that anything was too difficult or a bother to her, even though it was a time-consuming process. I also liked the fact that she has a personal assistant take messages for her when she is unable to answer the phone, rather than relying on an automated voicemail service. That is a nice personal touch. Gillian mentioned on several occasions that she sees her job as one of helping people, and I couldn't agree more. For a vendor and for a purchaser, an agent that puts the client first will always be successful, and will no doubt be sought after for return business. I would not hesitate to recommend Gillian to my friends and acquaintances.
Over the last 4 years we have had the pleasure of working with Gillian and First National for 3 estate transactions. First National have been not only incredibly efficient and professional, but also friendly and extremely helpful in every way. Top marks must go to Gillian for her personal service of the highest standard in terms of professionalism and absolute integrity. From the onset of our first approach through to her follow up contact, Gillian has always gone out of her way to explain everything clearly and given impeccable attention to all our queries and requests. Her dedication and commitment to us both as vendors and as purchasers has been exceptional. For those wanting an amazing real estate experience of service excellence in every respect, we can unreservedly recommend Gillian.
N & A Mulder
We would like to sincerely thank Gillian for her incredible skills at selling our home. She has managed to facilitate a purchase of our new home as well as selling our home in three weeks!
We believe that her commitment and dedication to us as clients has been unsurpassed. Her focus on end results was beyond question and her motivating advice and detailed reporting during the process was appreciated more than she realises.
From onset we had confidence we were in the right hands and have no hesitation in recommending her and her dedicated sales and administration team to others who value professionalism, honesty and integrity. Thank you!
M & B Rose
Gillian impressed us with her commitment and focus to achieve the best result for us. She knew the market extremely well and was able to sell our house in five days at a top price. Her relaxed and bubbly personality made it a pleasure to work with her.
P & C Wanden
Gillian made things easy. She was with us every step of the way. She kept her promises. When she said she was going to do something, she did it. It was lovely working with her and made our first home buying a pleasure.
L & S Chandar K
We found Gillian to be willing to give freely of her knowledge, time and energy to get the best outcome for us, her clients. Gillian is professional and reliable and acts with integrity. She made the whole process very easy for us. We would recommend Gillian, we marvel at how good she is at her job.
What a fantastic experience it was purchasing our 1st Kiwi home via Gillian, with her friendly down-to-earth personality. She explained the process very clearly and understands the emotional investment the purchaser puts into buying and always timely responded to any questions. A true professional and I would certainly recommend.
Gillian was an absolute delight tow rok with. Thorough, bright, informative, friendly and operated with the utmost integrity. Thank you Gillian for helping us secure our beautiful home. We love it!
A Holmes & J Searue
Gillian was recommended to me. "She's good", they said. I think she's more than "good". Nothing is too much trouble to her. She explains all aspects and procedures of selling clearly. She has exemplary attention to detail. I found her to be professional, always positive, enthusiastic and efficient in everything - the epitome of an excellent agent.
Gillian came highly recommended to us by friends, who had recently sold their property trough her at First National. We found Gillian approachable and she made us feel at ease and that we should have no worries about the whole process. Selling by auction was something that we had no experience of before. With Gillians enthusiasm and optimism along the way, we achieved achieve the results that we had hoped for on auction day.
Gillian was an excellent listener and professional to the end! Her thoroughness and detail to our needs was met 100%. We both appreciated her knowledge and advice with this "quite unique" sale. Look after this lady !
S & M Nicolson
Phil & I can't thank Gillian enough for her effort put ino marketing and selling our home! We felt at ease the whole time, making it so stressless! from keeping in contact with us, to the little things, like turning all the lights off after every open home to putting another log on the june for us ! Everything was great! she has a great team supporting her and we felt that too! Thank you Jeff, Sarah & Jon ! we will highly reccommend Gillian to our friends and family!
Vanessa & Phillip Morrell
We found Gillian's service and ablities to be excellent.
She made the whole process easy and the result was better than we had hoped for. We would recommend her to anyone looking to sell. Her reputation for excellence is well deserved.
Ben & Melanie Mason
We have worked with Gillian several times selling rental properties and recently, our own home which we have owned for 42 years. She is a very good listener, and appreciates the emotional upheaval of selling, and the importance of timing when you sell and purchase your most important asset. Gillian respected our privacy, particularly with open homes and viewing.
Gillian creatively marketed our rather unique property, a 5 bedroom home and income. We appreciated that she also helped us find another house that we loved and even negotiated the purchase price on our behalf with the vendors agent so that we could reach our goal.
Gillian is a very positive person and a forward thinker, who knows the steps needed to ensure a smooth transition from one home to another for which we are very grateful. On moving day she even turned up with a basket of home made scones and jam. We would recommend Gillian as a hard working "people person", a pleasure to deal with, who definitely works for you to ensure your plans are brought to fruition. We are 100% satisfied.
Joyce & John Cowan
We arranged for Gillian of First National to sell our fathers property which had become vacant due to health issues. Right from the beginning the process went without any problems, including discussions on how best to market the property, explaining the different mediums available and what would be best for our situation.
The flow of in formation was constant about the open homes, times held and importantly the feedback about the numbers attending. Comments from interested parties were also conveyed to us which was most helpful.
The auction went well, the property sold, and the follow up information to both family and solicitor could not be faulted. We thoroughly recommend Gillian to any prospective seller and have no doubt that purchasers would also receive the same dedicated service.
Margaret and Alan Skinner
We warmly recommend Gillian Quantrill as a professional and courteous salesperson.
She guided us through the marketing period and auction details at the initial consultation and we are happy to follow her advice. The weekly reports were informative and she was always available to answer any questions or provide further information.
The property was marketed furnished and throughout this period, was always left very tidy and securely locked.
We were very pleased with the price reached at auction at a very well attended auction on site. Gillian achieved an excellent result for us and we are happy to provide her with the highest recommendation.
Carolyn and Bill Hulme
We were very pleased with everything that Gillian did for us. She explained everything very clearly as this was our first time selling and the appraisal process gave us a very clear understanding of what to expect. The service of providing an interior decorator to help stage the property free of charge really helped the home look its best.
Gillian was always open with us along the whole process and was great at also communicating progress and buyers feedback. It was all the little things that also made this a very pleasant experience, for example a lovely book of photos as a keepsake to remember our first home. What is great about Gillian is that she worked for both the seller and the buyer- therefore all is fair and no one is left feeling unsatisfied. We have recommended Gillian to friends and family and would not hesitate at all to have her sell another home for us.
Alana Dale & James Colverson
Just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful job you did marketing the property and dealing with the family under difficult circumstances. You were absolutely the perfect person for this situation and I appreciate the professional and diplomatic way that you handled everything and also your enthusiasm and attention to detail, keeping us all informed every step of the way and explaining the process clearly.
It was certainly a very favourable outcome and the family is very happy.
V & E Kearins
Thank you for helping us on the final hurdle after a long search for our home. Your appropriate timely response, strategy and organisiation made the difference. Then at a crucial point going the extra mile with Jon when it may not have been particularly suitbale. Again your service has been invaluable.
M & M Carter