Davina's proven success is evidenced with being ranked in the Top Six individual agents in Harcourts Cooper & Co and Number One individual agent in the Mairangi Bay branch - so you can contact her with confidence you're being looked after with a safe pair of enthusiastic hands - to extract the best possible result for you regardless of the market conditions.
Davina offers a unique personal understanding of what it is like to stand in her clients’ shoes. She has bought and sold many properties herself, managed extensive renovation projects as well as quick do-ups, she has built from new, and managed her own rental properties. Davina will offer you loyal guidance and a truly enthusiastic commitment with high levels of ethics and integrity.
Having negotiated many complex multi-million dollar contracts in previous roles, Davina is extremely competent and comfortable negotiating outcomes to deliver the best possible results for her clients, regardless of sales method. Clients have further assurance with Davina being backed by Harcourts - the Readers’ Digest most trusted real estate brand in the country for ten years running.
Choosing the right real estate professional is likely to be the single most important decision you make as you embark on the sale of your property, as this will largely effect the outcome and therefore your future.
Outside of work, Davina enjoys all the North Shore has to offer – paddleboarding the coastline, playing hockey, running the hills, strolling stunning Centennial Park or relaxing at the beach with her son, husband and wider family. Davina also enjoys helping others through her voluntary work at the St Vincent de Paul Society. Other passions include cooking, entertaining and growing chillies.
With the finest attention to detail and sharp focus on delivering a first class experience, Davina is determined to bring you an outcome which will make you smile.
Call Davina today on 027 441 6777 to discuss your property needs and/or dreams!
Here's what Davina's clients have to say:
June 2022 - Sold at Auction in half the average days on the market with twice the average number of buyers through the campaign:
Davina made selling our house a smooth and pleasant experience. She knew exactly what to do at every step of the process and gave us excellent guidance along the way. We could not have been happier working with her! I would highly recommend Davina to anyone selling or buying a house. She is an ultimate professional in every aspect of the real estate business!
Natasha & Igor
Davina did a fantastic job for us, and she was a delight to work with. During the fairly short campaign, at a time when the market was “quiet”, Davina managed to get extremely good turnouts at our open homes, which resulted in a sale at auction as planned. Davina is approachable, friendly, honest and a great communicator. She is tenacious in following up and thorough at keeping everyone informed. Davina is an experienced and trustworthy negotiator who is passionate about what she does, and we highly recommend her.
Esme & Michelle – March 2022
On recently entering the field of real estate myself and needing to sell my home, I knew the importance of finding the RIGHT agent. Davina was that right agent. Her unique mix of professionalism, extensive knowledge and successful track record combined with her fun, friendly and empathetic nature meant I was in safe hands. Although I knew the industry, Davina was still there every step of the way, going above and beyond. From styling the house with her own staging items to always being available when I called or emailed. Her level of communication was faultless from buyer feedback to when she would be arriving and leaving open homes. Davina truly cares about her vendors, what their goals are and what their futures hold and she’s 100% on board with helping them to get there. On finding a property I wanted to purchase, Davina's faultless skills ensured the successful unconditional sale of my property in time for me to purchase my dream home. Thank you Davina – worth every cent!!!
Michelle Makey – March 2022
I recently decided to list my house for sale with Harcourts and Davina was recommended to me.
From the very beginning of listing the property and planning the auction programme, she was amazingly attentive and considerate to the ideas I had.
Her organisational skills were superb and the whole marketing programme was run efficiently and effectively.
Davina ensured my privacy and requests regarding viewing were adhered to and liaised with me constantly on feedback from both potential buyers and agents.
I had to urgently leave NZ before the auction and Davina's help in facilitating family members stepping in to help me was fantastic.
The house sold quickly post auction, with her attention to getting a successful result unwavering.
Davina's support during a difficult time was amazing. she is thorough, totally professional and empathetic to a vendor during what can be a stressful and anxious time. With her help I achieved a superb result in a difficult market.
I would not hesitate to recommend Davina as a wonderful agent to sell anyone's property for them.
Sandy - Murrays Bay
We recently entrusted Davina with the marketing and selling of our two waterfront properties at Gulf Harbour and are very happy with the result. At a time when Auckland property is going through a downturn and auction results dropping off considerably from the heydays, we were at first very skeptical about going to auction as we had been advised by other agents in the area that auctions don’t work in Gulf Harbour.
Having worked with Davina previously and seeing the results of her tenacity and lovely bubbly personality and being someone who can interact easily with everybody, we took her advice and proceeded with an auction campaign using Harcourt’s top auctioneer Andrew North.
Prior to marketing Davina went the extra mile and helped with adding additional personal touches and pops of colour in the form of cushions, throws, bed duvets, etc, which all helped tremendously with the presentation of the home for the photo shoot and open homes.
Once marketing and open homes commenced we were very impressed with Davina’s feedback from the open homes and with the detailed weekly reports she provided that were much more comprehensive than reports we have had in the past from other agents. Davina is enthusiastic, a great communicator and can quickly rebut any negative comments and was able to channel the focus quickly back onto the positives.
Davina worked tirelessly throughout the campaign leaving no stone unturned in her quest to get us SOLD under the hammer. We would have no hesitation in engaging Davina again in the future as we know that she always goes the extra mile and does her best to deliver.
Paul & Karen - FourthTime Vendors
Davina Kennedy comes highly recommended as an individual with integrity and spirit
She has campaigned three auctions for us with remarkable success through her honest, diligent and caring support. Davina's marketing skills cover appraisal, presentation, photography and advertising.... and then she goes the extra mile!
The campaign, open homes, auction and follow ups....all very professional.
Everything you could want in an agent is Davina.
Evan & Jennifer Innes-Jones - Third Time Vendors
(Murrays Bay, Pinehill, Mahurangi East)
Davina Kennedy is professional in all aspects of her role in sales with Harcourts
When Davina says she is going to do something, she does it. Her communication is what stood out for us. When she said she was going to call or send an email, she did just that, this made us feel very confident that Davina would eventually sell our home and she did. We would highly recommend Davina to any potential Vendors. She is driven, has passion and does what she says she is going to do.
Vicki & Ian – Campbells’ Bay
We were very nervous as we started the process of selling our house with so many questions and uncertainties making us question everything. Davina made the whole process so easy and stress free. She was knowledgeable, personable, professional and always there for us. She was always just an email, text or phone call away talking us through what needed to be done. She went above and beyond helping us present our house to ensure that we would get the best price for our house.
Davina ran the most amazing campaign which resulted in a pre-auction offer and an exciting auction which meant we got a price for our house we could have only ever dreamed of. We are so incredibly grateful for everything that Davina did for us and highly recommend her to anyone planning on selling their home.
Patrick & Gabrielle Hobin - Totaravale
We have been very happy with Davina and the whole campaign given Covid lockdown and the labour government reforms; capital gains tax (under the shadow of bright line extension) – it has been really taxing for anyone with a property on the market.
We have been very happy with the way Davina have presented our property and the kindness we have received from her. At auction we were so pleased you managed to get us across the-line.
I love Davina’s attention to detail and her upbeat nature, giving people the confidence to take the next step - both buyers and us as sellers!
We’re thrilled to get the results we have, thanks so much.
Beryl & Denis - Torbay
"Davina Kennedy is one of a kind. She has integrity, honesty and wants to be, the best she can be, to support you, either as vendor or purchaser. We met her when buying a property and she could not have been more professional. Davina was exceptional..."
I met Davina at an open home and was only going for a look! We got on really well and she really made a great impression. We knew that she was the only agent that would give her all to sell our home. Our property wasn't straight forward and it took several weeks to sell, however Davina was determined and worked tirelessly to get the best deal possible, to get us sold.
Davina is the perfect mix of professional and friendly. Her communication is excellent and her service was second to none, We thoroughly recommend Davina and are very grateful for her help.
Neil Marshman and Catrina Scott, Mairangi Bay
We engaged Davina Kennedy to market our home in Mairangi Bay and found her to be very professional, a great communicator, and very focused on achieving the right outcome for us.
We have had experience with many agents over the years including in the past twelve months and believe that Davina is in a completely different class when it comes to her professional attitude and in particular their focus on helping buyers appreciate the key selling points of our home. We were also very impressed with her consistent, detailed and timely communication. She was always very respectful of the demands of our young family which was also very much appreciated.
We would have no hesitation in recommending Davina to market our next home. Davina was very pleasant to work with and is a credit to the profession. Ultimately she achieved what no-one else could, in setting us on our way to pursuing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our young family, and for that we can't thank her enough.
Wendy & Shane Haberle - Vendors Kowhai Road, Mairangi Bay
We met with agents from various other real estate companies and Davina stood out as not only the most professional and knowledgeable, but also considerate and aware of our needs as a family.
Davina lives up to her advertising of being, ‘Refreshing, Enthusiastic and Driven’. We found her to be all of these qualities and more. She communicated excellently and was always at the other end of the phone when we needed her.
We achieved a price which exceeded our wildest dreams and can now look forward to a brighter future. We would not hesitate to recommend Davina.
Abby & Ed Collett - Murrays Bay
We had very good experience selling our investment property with Davina. She is very well organised. Her enthusiasm is infectious. She is persistent. No hurdle is too big for her. She always has a plan B, C or D. I would recommend Davina wholeheartedly. I know I would avail her services again.
Henri Christiaan - Milford
"We would highly recommend Davina Kennedy to list and sell your property. She is a consummate professional. Davina is organised, has a keen eye for detail and liaises effortlessly with clients, other agents and contractors. Davina was very supportive and communicated with us regularly throughout the campaign.
Davina really goes above and beyond for her vendors. Thank you Davina for your hard work and commitment and for making the whole sale process stress free."
Mark & Michelle - Greenhithe
Davina is a true professional, she is ethical and genuinely caring and committed to providing the best possible service.
Davina has excellent communication skills is proactive, and enthusiastically persevere to the achieve the best possible outcome.
Davina is an excellent relationship builder and negotiator. She impressed me with her resilience, positive demeanor and solution focused attitude throughout the process.
I recommend Davina without hesitation. You won't find a better real estate agent, she is a credit to the profession. Thank you Davina.
Di Young - Mairangi Bay
Fantastic is how we would describe Davina!!
We purchased a property in Campbells Bay and sold our home of 16 years in Murrays Bay, both through Davina. She has made what is usually a nerve wracking experience almost a pleasure!!!!
Davina is extremely professional, highly organised, her attention to detail is amazing, she is well researched, always positive and kept us updated at all times. Nothing was ever a problem to her.
It has been an absolute pleasure dealing with Davina and we are thrilled with the outcome and can't thank Davina enough for all her hard work.
We would highly recommend Davina to anyone buying or selling property.
Ron & Christine Gawith - Campbells Bay
Buying a house can be very stressful, especially when pregnant and it being the Christmas period. However, Davina made it so easy for us when purchasing our dream home and we can't thank her enough! She was very efficient with any communication and nothing was too much trouble when we had lots of questions that needed answering. She made sure that we had all the essential documents, plus extras and was very thorough in her explanation of the property we were buying and how the whole process worked.
Davina not only helped us with purchasing our new home but was very supportive of us selling our own property which we really liked. What we also loved about Davina was she was so personal and friendly and really took an interest in us! She made the whole experience of purchasing a new home really enjoyable and we really appreciate her professionalism, assistance and the support we received.
Rachel & John Foden - Mairangi Bay
Davina sold our house in Mairangi Bay through the auction process in November 2016. As we had already purchased another property (our dream home which Davina also found for us), from the start it could have been a very stressful process... Davina ensured that it wasn't.
Davina was the ultimate professional, from adding decor items at the photo shoot to ensure the house was presented in the best possible light to daily contact to ensure we were happy with what was happening and when. I can honestly say that Davina works for the vendor, and works extremely hard! From not rushing people out of the open homes (instead of 45 min open homes some turned into 2 hour marathons!) to comprehensive reporting, she had our best interests at the forefront of her marketing campaign!
Our house was on the market for a total of 14 days before it was sold prior to auction, the resulting offer made me shout for joy and cry tears of happiness, and I can honestly say that no one but Davina could have achieved that! If you are lucky enough to choose Davina as your agent, she is a diamond... congratulations!
Victoria & Kees Van der Eijk - Mairangi Bay
We have recently sold a property in Albany with Davina Kennedy as our agent. We want to acknowledge what an absolute gem Davina is. Over the years we have bought and sold 8 properties and never come across another agent as fantastic as Davina.
Davina is an extremely hard working and professional agent, with a wonderfully warm friendly nature that made what could have been an extremely stressful time a relatively easy, positive experience. Living in Christchurch, Davina continually surprised us by stepping in on our behalf to prepare the house for sale, and going above and beyond to secure a successful sale for us.
We then gave Davina another property to sell for us, and were thrilled with another great experience and result.
Andrea and John McVicar
When we walked into, what we didn't realise would be our dream home, 204 Schnapper Rock Road, we were greeted by a warm and friendly real estate agent, Davina Kennedy. From that very first contact with you, you have been friendly, knowledgeable and extremely efficient. We have been kept informed throughout and the advice we have received has been very welcome and spot on.
In addition, the other staff at Harcourts Mairangi Bay, were extremely welcoming and helpful when collecting our keys – attention to detail is also a plus, providing a very thoughtful and witty ‘emergency kit’, for moving in, containing everything from coffee and toilet paper to a tape measure and Stanley knife – which certainly came in handy with the million boxes in the move!
Thank you once again, for assisting us throughout the process, accommodating our viewings and being totally responsive to our needs and questions – I will certainly be calling upon you in the future for other property purchases.
"We cannot endorse Davina highly enough. She is extremely professional and knowledgeable of the property market.
If like us you want to sell your family home but are busy people with little to no time to get your home 'market ready' then we recommend you contact Davina. Not only is Davina an outstanding sales person she is the most amazing project manager we have ever come across. Whatever your house may need to get that 'SOLD' sign on the board, Davina will know a quality specialist who will get the job done, even in a short time frame.
Davina will work tirelessly on your behalf to get you where you want to be and communicate everything to you along the way - no matter what time of day or night.
We feel incredibly lucky to have used Davina as our agent, not only because she got our property SOLD in the time she promised but she managed to sell it in a difficult market and got a price that exceeded our expectation.
Davina makes you feel as though you are her only client, if you want someone to make you feel this special too, then contact Davina, she will not let you down."
Phil & Jacquie Bratt 2nd time vendors - Mairangi Bay & Gulf Harbour
Davina is a rare and fantastic find as an agent; exceptionally professional, friendly and warm with high energy she does precisely what she says she will do. Davina sold our house for the amount we asked for in the time frame we requested and drove a very, very successful and busy campaign to ensure we had maximum coverage during the sales process.
Extremely considerate of our needs as a family, Davina’s knowledge and support made what could have been a fairly stressful process easy and pleasant. No stone was left unturned as she found the right buyers for our property. Davina offered considerable extra advice which helped us set the home up to be attractive.
Her communication throughout the process was detailed, accurate, honest and frequent – we always knew precisely what was happening. A combination of Davina Kennedy as the agent and Andrew North as the auctioneer is truly a perfect storm of energy and professionalism.
We recommend Davina wholly, fully and completely. You simply won’t find a more caring and driven agent.
Ngaio & Jeff - Browns Bay
I relocated to the South Island in February due to a work transfer. My wife and I decided to place our North Shore house on the market (This move was particularly stressful for us as we had only been in the country for two and a half years). We chose Davina Kennedy to market the sale of our house. This was the best decision we could have made. Davina went over and above the call of duty in assisting us with the sale. Her professionalism, integrity, positive attitude, kindness, patience and tireless working effort assisted us in obtaining a good result particularly in a market where sales had slowed down. Despite this, her personal brand of marketing facilitated in a positive result for us , and has placed us in a position to buy our new property. I have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone who wish to sell or buy property.
Peter & Gisela Andre - Browns Bay
We found Davina fabulous to work with when we were purchasing our home. Throughout the process, she kept in touch and made sure we were communicated with and feeling comfortable every step of the way. One of the most important things for us was having a level of trust – we felt this immediately with Davina. We felt confident that Davina cared about our interests as well as her sellers’ interests. She is definitely an asset to the Harcourts team and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to family and friends.
Stef & Ron Mosser - Purchasers 15 Flagstaff Place, Massey
We were thrilled to have Davina Kennedy as our Real Estate agent when selling our home. She was organised, efficient, professional and very quick to respond to every email, text and phone call. She gave us great advice and we were incredibly impressed with her goal-oriented action and attention to detail with everything.
Davina never left any questions unanswered and we can't thank her enough for selling our home and being there every step of the process and her guidance in helping us prepare the home for sale.
Davina is a true expert in her field and we were very lucky to have her. We will suggest her to anyone we know who is selling or wanting to purchase a home.
Davina was an absolute pleasure to deal with and we home she stays in Real Estate as she is a natural.
Colleen & David Gibbs - Massey
Davina is somebody you will want to know, particularly if you are selling property on the shore. Right from the start she instills confidence with her professional appearance and manner.
Davina is trustworthy and amicable and so easy to work with.
Her communication skills are tops, she kept us informed every step of the way. Her efforts regarding presentation of our property were amazing.
We've never before had an agent help to prepare a property for photography and open homes thereafter like she did.
Any queries or doubts regarding a sale were quickly answered or dealt with. Her determination, her skills, attention to detail and hard work will always be a winner for her and got us a great result!
We would not hesitate to engage Davina again to either buy or sell property for us.
Harcourts you have a Gem in Davina!
Jenny & Evan Innes-Jones
Ever since we met Davina a few months ago while searching for a house to buy on Auckland’s North Shore, her optimism, efficiency, professionalism and honest appraisals have impressed me. Having given her our list of requirements she has taken us at our word and not taken us to any homes that did not meet our criteria – a rare trait in my experience. I knew I could trust Davina’s judgement from the first home she showed us. With each new prospective home that she showed us she provided all the relevant market information with extreme efficiency, and went the extra mile to inform us about the schools, and other community information relevant to our family situation.
Davina stayed in regular contact with us about new houses on the market, but has not pressured us in any way. Her respectfulness towards us and her empathy for our trying circumstances (moving home for a large family with time against us) have made a stressful time more bearable.
I do not hesitate in recommending Davina as an excellent and reliable estate agent to anyone seeking assistance with purchasing a house on Auckland’s North Shore.
I would be happy to answer any questions with regard to this reference.
Dr Claire Donald