Kirsty McCorkindale and Jude Copland - Bayleys
The work formula for real estate salespeople is often based on volume - list a bunch of properties, turn them over and repeat. But for Jude, the old adage, ‘less is more’ could never be truer. Jude is a professional first and foremost and her personal catch-cry will always be, ‘have less… do more… be more’. This successful approach has vendors speaking of her loyal and trusted work ethic, with dynamic results following. Jude takes pride in her boutique promise – she would not take on extra listings if it jeopardised her quality of service. Going the extra mile will always be part of the plan!
Despite being a seasoned performer with a robust list of sales and positive client testimonials, Jude is not one to look back. For her, the true barometer of success is hand-on-heart knowing she has gleaned a top result for every vendor.
To ensure no buyer is left unturned, Jude has a reputation for being a team player, actively collaborating with colleagues for the greater good. She also embraces the Bayleys marketing reach and backs it with sound knowledge of the Whangarei Heads property market. She has a refreshingly direct manner and says; “working with people on the sale of their home is a privilege I do not take lightly, I respect the enormity of all decisions and I’m committed to gaining a maximum return for my vendors. I do this with honest feedback, energy and integrity.”
Whilst the professional hat is firmly on, Jude also exudes a warm personality and she’s a pushover for a great cause! Regularly opening her heart and her generosity to the local community is important to her. The Pines Golf Club appreciates her sponsorship, as does Parua Bay Primary School. A true promoter of life in Whangarei Heads, Jude will also jump at the chance to spend a day on the water, or to swing a golf club at the Pines Club. Be sure to quiz her on her latest handicap!
Kirsty started in the industry a few years ago, setting up and working in the administrative side of NZ Sotheby’s branch office in Wanaka. In late 2014, a lifestyle change beckoned for Kirsty, taking her back to family land at McGregor's Bay (since 1854), Whangarei Heads. Kirsty is the fifth generation of the McGregor family to be living on the land.
Before joining Bayleys and teaming up with Jude Copland in December 2017, Kirsty spent several years in sales with the Whangarei branch of Barfoot & Thompson, specialising in residential and coastal properties. She loves the beautiful beaches, the wonderful climate, the gorgeous bush walks, and wonderful views that Northland offers, and enjoys helping people discover the hidden gems of the area.
Having bought, renovated, and sold properties herself, Kirsty understands the stress that comes with the buying and selling process. With a background in customer service, Kirsty knows how important it is to give her clients exceptional service; and having previously worked in administration, she takes an organised and driven approach to her work, priding herself on great communication, making the buying and selling process as stress-free as possible. For a consummate professional who offers experience, enthusiasm, diligence and exceptional service, contact Kirsty McCorkindale today – you will be glad you did!
021 555 357/021747411 or 09 470 0960
Jude Copland has recently acted (successfully) for us as Real Estate Agent in the sale of our Property at Reotahi, Whangarei Heads. We have been most impressed with her commitment and efficiency. Her marketing program has been imaginative and has lead to the desired conclusion for all parties. Her tasks have included dealing directly with our resident tenants for open homes and viewings. We have no hesitation in recommending her to any future Vendors or Purchasers.
Leona & Michael Gavin
Many thanks for your great work in selling our house. We certainly did not expect an agent to go to the trouble that you have done. This is really appreciated and if we can repay you in any way, we would be delighted to do so.
Jim and Maree
I would like to place on record my appreciation for the manner in which Bayleys have handled our house sale at 78 Kiteone Road and the speed in which a satisfactory sale has been reached. This has been accomplished in a sales climate where numerous properties are on the market in the area, many of which on the market for long periods of time without selling. Jude Copland has handled all stages of the sale transaction in a most professional manner. It has been a most pleasing experience working with Jude and I believe it was her experience, professionalism and determination that has guided the sale to its speedy conclusion. Thank you once again.
Jude's communication was great and she kept me up to date with all developments in the purchasing process. She also talked me through the stages of purchasing prior to putting in an offer which I appreciated.
We wanted to share with you how amazing our experience was with Jude Copland while searching for homes. As new immigrants, we were daunted by the differences in real estate practice between the U.S. and N.Z. After checking out one of Jude's listings, she contacted us and kindly offered to assist us in our house search; she was the ONLY real estate agent out of the many homes that we viewed that did any type of follow up, let alone take us on with the possibility she might not be guaranteed a commission. Jude's knowledge of the Northland was invaluable in our search. She has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the communities, regulations, and the general ins and outs of areas. Jude has proven to be an excellent resource when needing other services regarding home buying as well. We can't express how at ease we were, knowing that she had such an intimate knowledge of the Whangarei area. Ever patient, Jude was nothing but positive and supportive while we continued to look at home after home in search of the perfect home for us. Jude's mantra was, "When you find the right home, everything will fall into place and it will feel effortless." She was absolutely right. We tried to force ourselves to buy a home that, based on the inspections, wasn't right for us. Almost immediately thereafter, we were led to another great home in the same community and all our needs were addressed, even with a neighbour to let us graze our horses, therefore we aren't 100% responsible for maintaining a large acreage; definitely "the right thing" for these city slickers. We would highly recommend Jude's services to anyone searching for a home. We believe she has the skills and knowledge to serve a special niche: immigrants. If all NZ realtors functioned with the same prototype Jude functions with. we may have bought much earlier and our paths never crossed with Jude. On the other hand, had we not met Jude, we would likely have become frustrated with the process and taken a lengthy break rather than typing to you from our beautiful new home. Jude's effervescent personality, endless energy, creative problem solving, resourcefulness, excellent organizational skills and follow-through allowed us to never have a doubt that we were absolutely in the right hands. We so appreciate Jude's ability to think "out of the box" and provide our unique realty services that addressed home hunting in a way we understood. Best of luck to Jude in what is sure to be a very successful future at Bayleys!
Becky and Stephen Jennison
We found Jude to be very professional & pleasant to deal with. She explained very clearly & in plain English the procedure & requirements we had to do. Also she kept us informed & up to date of everything concerning the sale of our house. From start to finish of our sale, we found Jude to be very easy to deal with & felt she was genuine, enthusiastic, self - driven & would have no hesitation in recommending Jude to anyone who needs a real estate agent. We thank Jude for all she has done for us & wish her well for the future
Leigh & Shelley McTaggart
As you will know, our property has been sold, at a price we are happy with, and settlement conditions we had hoped for. Jude Copland handled the whole process with enthusiasm, empathy and accuracy. We enjoyed Jude's personality at all times and feel that she played a significant role in the success of what could have been a very stressful procedure. We extend our thanks to Jude and the company.
Margaret and Tony Taylor
Dear Jude, I was still stressed from having just sold our previous house, changing countries again, combined with a major lifestyle change, such a short time before putting our current NZ house up for sale. The thought of all that selling razzmatazz again so soon was freaking me out. Our best decision was choosing Jude at Bayleys. It wasn't all luck. We did our homework, knowing that a really good Agent can make all the difference. It did! Whilst I won't say selling was fun, it was the next best thing! Jude smoothed the way with a great marketing program, backed up by immediate and efficient reporting methods. Her knowledge of the current market was invaluable, as were her list of various contacts. It was so easy to work with Jude. Her suggestions were sound and we adopted them all. We cannot recommend Jude highly enough. She said she would help us through the process and she did. For that, we sincerely thank her.
We have known Jude for many years and she did an amazing job for us. Jude always goes above and beyond, approaches everything with an amazing amount of energy and enthusiasm, always professional and most of all has great customer service always does what she says she is going to do! Pretty simple, but often not done.
Anthony and Peti-Maree Ferguson
As trustees for a family trust we enlisted Jude Copland’s services to sell a Northland property. We found her easy to deal with, she kept her word about what she could/ would do and up to our auction date she tried very hard to create interest. She provided schedules of sales in the Whangarei area and helped us in our setting of the reserve price. After the auction she convinced us to run a sale process again and she was almost relentless in conducting that, and was instrumental in providing a buyer who came up with the eventual sale price. She was very ethical when we came to the multiple offer presentation. We would use her services again unhesitantly and are convinced that she achieved the best sale outcome.
Trustees - Max L Whittington CA & John K Kenyon LLB
"The best decision we made when selling our property was to engage the
services of Jude and Kirsty of Bayleys Whangarei, who's knowledge of the
local market proved to be invaluable.
Their friendly and professional manner made the whole process a lot
easier, and we appreciate the great efforts they made.
Highly recommended to both vendors and buyers.
Colin and Freda Knox"
It is not often that I have the pleasure of writing such a positive endorsement – Kirsty is an exception. The energy and effort that was put in to the presentation and ultimate sale of our property at Parua Bay can only be described as exceptional. Good on you Kirsty – well done and thank you.
Peter & Joan Robinson – Parua Bay
Kirsty, thank you for your consistent helpfulness and answers to questions. It's good to meet an Agent who is dedicated and prepared to work for Purchasers; as well as the Vendor. I look forward to being at the Auction and wish you a very successful day.
I would certainly recommend you if I find people looking to buy or sell.
Bernice Savage - Kamo
Kirsty found the perfect house for my requirements. She listened to my needs and in one afternoon showed me a number of properties that met my criteria. She made the whole process of purchase a breeze, with her knowledge of the area and professional warm personality. Kirsty is the go to agent for me from now on!
Jennie Ryken - Morningside
Thank you so much Kirsty, you have been an absolute pleasure to deal with.
Kylie & Tai Rupapera - Raumanga
Thank you for making the sale of our house so easy and stress free. You were an absolute pleasure to deal with and we have confidently recommended you to our friends and neighbours.
Betty & Les Scott – Waikaraka
Kirsty, we would like to thank you for your wonderful help and tireless work in selling our property at Waikaraka. You made it an enjoyable process for us and we were really pleased with the way you kept us informed as we progressed. Your professional approach was very reassuring and we have no hesitation in recommending you to our friends and neighbours. Wishing you all the best.
Barry & Jan McCathie – Waikaraka
Thank you so much for helping us with the sale of our home. You were extremely professional and thoughtful in your dealings with us and made the whole process seem effortless. You were a pleasure to work with and we have no hesitation in recommending you to friends and family.
Neil & Sally McLeod – Onerahi
Kirsty prepared a useful marketing proposal prior to the marketing which gave me a valuable insight into the market and assisted me to decide to sell by auction. Nothing was a problem to Kirsty during the marketing, on the day of the auction and after the auction. It was a complex title and Kirsty did a lot of leg work getting information about the property and providing it to me and potential buyers. On request she provided me with market information without expectation for a while prior to my decision to market the property. Her experience, energy, and ability allowed me to carry on with my busy life with little involvement in the sale as she took care of everything. Kirsty was at all times honest, open, prompt and courteous, and communicated with me regularly during the marketing period updating me on potential buyers and their feedback on the property.
Julie Tattley – Whangarei Heads
We had the opportunity to utilise Kirsty in our marketing and successful selling of our property. What stood out for us was Kirsty’s amazing listening ability, she was able to hear what we really wanted for our property. She stood beside us and walked us through how to positively and powerfully present our property to the market. She was available to us, made time to do onsite meetings, phone contact, email...and quickly answered texts when required. Kirsty was up front and grew our confidence in the selling process. We also thank the rest of her team at Barfoot and Thompson for their pleasant 'can do' attitude. We wish Kirsty well in her future sales.
Les & Anna Scott-Davidson – Headland Farm Park
We were living in Singapore and returning to NZ which meant most of our early communication with Kirsty was from a different time zone. I recall our first face to face meeting with Kirsty where I said "We want an agent who will understand our needs and work energetically to find us a home in the Whangarei Heads area, regardless of which agency has listed the house. I don't want to be dealing with multiple agents."
Kirsty McCorkindale lived up to her word and found us several options which resulted in a successful purchase of our new home in McLeod Bay. Kirsty has offered us good advice not only about real estate but shared information on the area. You did an amazing job for us. Many thanks
Paul Anderson & Louise Miller - Singapore
We recently purchased a property in the Whangarei Heads area, which was sold to us by Kirsty McCorkindale. Kirsty was great, she provided a comprehensive description of the property and when we asked for more information and additional viewings, Kirsty went the extra mile to arrange things. Kirsty’s communication was always friendly and prompt, and she delivered on her promises. With her good knowledge of the real estate in Whangarei Heads, I strongly recommend Kirsty to anyone thinking of buying in the area.
Graeme & Dianne Attwood – Palmerston North
Congratulations and a big thank you for the great way you dealt with the marketing and sale of our property – you were so encouraging and not pushy.
Ducrot Family – McLeod Bay
Selling a house can be a prolonged, disruptive and unsuccessful experience. When we decided to leave the Whangarei Heads we were looking for an agent who had skills and knowledge second to none. We are pleased to say that Kirsty McCorkindale overachieved all our requirements. Her creative marketing plan was extremely successful and Kirsty sold our house very quickly and at a price well within our expectations. Kirsty has excellent communication skills and we thoroughly recommend her to any buyer or seller looking for an agent with knowledgeable skills and total integrity.
John Allen and Margaret Gardner - Taurikura