Hello, I'm Nicola Cooke and I have lived here in the Bay for 36 years watching it grow from a sleepy hollow with two restaurants to a dynamic, diverse, mostly forward looking town of over 100,000 people. After a varied working background in education, insurance, medical administration and the building industry in design and project management, I moved into the real estate industry in 2004 where I have transferred the skills acquired in my previous occupations to this one. Since then I have been constantly upskilling to achieve mastery of this job of selling houses.
Selling houses sounds simple but it involves matching buyer to house - psychology, understanding building and what makes a good home, communication skills to present the home to the public either in print, verbal or on the internet, communication skills with buyers and vendors, time management and last but not least, negotiation skills to close the deal and respect for the parties involved.
I have completed Graduate Diploma of Business Studies in Real Estate at Massey University, am a Licensed Agent under the REAA and an Associate of the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand.
I work out of the Gate Pa office by Mega Mitre 10, well placed to cover the growth of the city in the south but also cover the whole of the Tauranga area on this side of the bridge. I also work in the rural lifestyle market on the southern side of the city. I have a special affinity with Welcome Bay as I have lived there for many years and I feel it has great geographic features (north facing slopes with views of the Mount) great schooling (primary) and proximity to the Mount, town and the Greerton area.
Lastly, I enjoy working with my clients, I want to achieve their goals, whether that is to buy or sell, and will work tirelessly to that end for them with professionalism and integrity and I am happy to do that within the large well managed local company of EVES, in association with their sister company Bayleys.