Clients of Marc and Wendy would best describe them as “friendly - yet professional”, knowledgable and passionate. They offer a level of service that has kept them at the top of the real estate industry in Christchurch, with a majority of their listings coming from past clients and referrals.
With a combined experience of over 30 years selling real estate they have developed the skills and sound strategies necessary to get the best for their clients. Having had the opportunity to work with a company that charges 4% commission, they are in the position to say that the service they now provide at a 1.25% commission rate is identical. Total Realty may cut commission but we do not cut our service.
Marc and Wendy are the local Halswell property specialists, an area in which they are the dominant real estate agents.
With over $400 million in sales, Marc and Wendy have the experience necessary to assist any home owner with the sale of their property.
Choose Total Realty because we are the best, not because we are the cheapest.
In our Halswell neighbourhood we've seen numerous houses with Total Realty, Team Marc and Wendy, signs up. Within a few weeks we saw "Sold" on these same signs. We were impressed by how rapidly these homes sold. We were also swayed by the 1% fee and given the high quality of service we received we would not hesitate in recommending Total Realty to others.
Marc and Wendy from Total Realty were excellent to deal with from the word go. They provided sound advice for marketing our house, how best to present the house, the process involved in the sale of a house (i.e. legalities of selling), as well as providing constant feedback about the status of the sale of the house. Marc and Wendy were great to deal with, and we appreciated their honesty and genuine concern for ensuring we had a positive outcome.
- Melanie and Paul Johnston (31a Nottingham Avenue, Halswell)
We chose Wendy & Marc as a good result was achieved previously for a neighbour. The commission was appealing compared with the 3.95% agents, and the interview went well. My feeling was that Marc & Wendy were good local agents with the ability to obtain offers and see these through to confirmation.
My experience was that Total Realty provided everything that is needed to market the property and secure a sale given the sophistication of and access to the internet our country now has. A 3.95% agent would have to achieve a significantly higher sale price to obtain the same return to the vendor and I think most purchasers would not want that.
- Michael Day (86 Kaiwara Street, Hoon Hay) January 2017
We chose Wendy and Marc because of their experience, honesty, realistic commission rate, professional approach and sound strategy. I think their approach is the way of the future if people would only wake up and see the value they represent!
- Heather and Robert Wilson (5 Fintan Mews, Halswell) January 2017
Marc & Wendy are a really approachable "fun" couple to work with who know their business extremely well (especially the rules centered around EQC). That proved to make everything run very very smoothly. We cannot thank them enough for their professionalism and the high level of communication they provided. "They" made selling our first home of 26 years smooth and problem free, and we are grateful to them.
We chose Marc & Wendy because in our area most of the real estate signs we saw had Marc & Wendy on them! So we followed their progress with interest and discovered that their "hit rate" is very high! That coupled with them being recommended by neighbours and also the 1% fee was more than attractive to us regarding affordability. Wendy & Marc have a realistic view of the market which again helped us to go with them.
Any suggestions for improving our service? NO, keep doing what your doing and watch the other companies quiver with fear!
- Shona and David Farr (27 Fern Drive, Halswell) January 2017
We went to one of there other open homes to check them out. By talking to them they gave us confidence that they were the right people for us. We felt that they were very professional in there manor also they are detailed people which was great for us. Any support that we needed was given straight away and nothing was a problem.
- H Finlayson-Boyd & A Boyd
We felt Marc and Wendy were very professional and experienced and that was one of the main reasons for choosing Total Realty. We also liked the 1% competitive price. It was professional and thorough, we had good feedback from the open homes. Marc managed through his negotiating skills to get us a good price.
- L & W Earle
The 1% commission plus Marc & Wendy live in the area and are Sponsors of our local Bowling Club which we are members of. They are also aware of what is happening in the area - new subdivisions etc. Whilst Marc & Wendy were totally professional they did it with a caring supportive attitude and kept us informed right from the first response to the 'advertising for sale' and beyond. They treated us and our property with total respect & we greatly appreciated that.
- J & J Topham
Marc & Wendy were open - honest and most importantly realistic. Marc and Wendy understood that we just wanted to sell our home - as is. We didn't want to spend money to make money as we just didn't have the time. They gave us a realistic price and timeframe and they were spot on. They really have a good understanding of the Halswell Market. Another agency told us we had to do numerous amounts of work to sell. This is now proven to be untrue as we sold for top $ on our first open home! They are a great team and great to deal with.
- N Hamilton & H Spivey
I felt after talking with Wendy and Marc I had total trust with them. I found selling with Total Realty easy as all the worry and stress was taken care of by Wendy and Marc. They were easily contactable and really looked after me.
- J Milligan
We choose Marc and Wendy because they were straight up, answered all our questions and we liked the commission rates. We had had other agents come over and Wendy and Marc were sincere and knew their stuff. It has been a seamless and easy experience for us. The agents were good communicators and answered any questions we had along the way.
- A Sjerps & C Hendriks
We have used Marc and Wendy 3 times now and we are always over the moon with the service they provide.
- A & S Patchett
We found Marc & Wendy very helpful and friendly, we would certainly recommend them to anyone thinking of selling in fact we already have recommended them to two families that are thinking of selling next year. Marc & Wendy are a lovely couple.
- T & P Davis