Karen Spires - Bayleys
Strongly focussed on being at the top of her game, Karen has attained AREINZ (Licensee) status. She chose to align her real estate business with industry Leaders, Bayleys, seeing it as a partnership that allows her to thrive and one which adds value to her clients’ transactions.
“Bayleys has a proven reputation founded on strong family values, astute business practice and most importantly, results. The leadership, resources, networks, alliances and professional services that are inherent with the Bayleys brand further enhances my real estate business,” says Karen.
By her own admission, Karen runs a tight ship. She has a full-time personal assistant to handle the administrative tasks, freeing Karen up to do what she does best - seeking out property to sell, forming tight working relationships with her vendors, marketing property superbly, showing property to prospective buyers and negotiating a sale.
Nothing is left to chance. Utilising the specific skills of a professional photographer, copywriter, floor-plan specialist, window cleaner, builder, painter, florist and furniture hire company, a Karen Spires-marketed home is a strategically-managed listing destined to attain the best price in the least amount of time.
Much of Karen’s business now comes by way of personal referral or repeat dealings with those who have enjoyed doing real estate her way.
Karen lives in Herne Bay with her partner John and their son Jack. Believing that with success comes responsibility, Karen generously supports the local bowling club, Plunket, Breast Cancer Research Trust and Hospice New Zealand.
So what are Karen’s five secrets to success, for getting the best price for your home in today’s market?
1. Get as many prospective buyers through the property as possible.
2. Going under the hammer – it’s virtually a must to ensure you get the most from the market.
3. Always do everything you say you will do and follow up with all interested buyers.
4. A well targeted marketing campaign.
5 A local agent with a reputation for success.
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43 Lawrence Street, Herne Bay
Karen is an extremely effective agent. She combines experience and wide knowledge with good judgement. Her advice in preparing and marketing our property was accurate and efficient and, most importantly, she got results. We sold a good property but in a difficult market and the price we realised was fair and accurate. Karen’s honest and straight-forward approach is much appreciated, and her businesslike management of the whole interaction helped this time-poor vendor.
68 Argyle Street, Herne Bay
If you are serious and want to sell your house in Herne Bay then Karen is your gal. Does what she says and says what she does. Very direct, to the point and honest.
2 Waitemata Street, St Mary's Bay
Karen, many thanks for your professional candour in the successful sale of our house. The process was as much a pleasure as selling a property can be.
Marc & Augustina
56 Ardmore Road, Herne Bay
Karen, thanks again for all your hard work. You did such an amazing job. We will happily recommend you to anyone that needs a fab agent!
With love from the Groves