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Julie Gainfort
Gold Star Real Estate Limited
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson (REAA 2008), Member of the REINZ
About Julie Gainfort
If you are thinking Real Estate, there is only one name to remember Julie Gainfort Accomplished, professional, down to earth and ready to make thing happen, Julie will commit herself to you and your property and generate results that often surprise and delight. For me, selling real estate is a lifestyle within itself. Properties are always in demand, people are always looking at moving to Thames, the Thames Coast or into new and different lifestyle opportunities, it's just a matter of how fast they want to move". "Everyone should have Julie" is how one client described it. Finger on the Pulse "There is nothing more fulfilling than helping people achieve the unexpected. It's not always possible, but it comes with time, effort, energy and knowing, and I mean really knowing the market, what we have available. Just as important is keeping your finger on the pulse of what is coming on to the market and how to match that with qualified buyers who are ready to spring into action when the opportunity presents itself". Depth of Knowledge One of the benefits of previously working in Property Management is that it gives me a deeper understanding of our town, the properties, the highlights and pitfalls people need to be aware of when they are considering buying in certain areas, and I can guide their decision making. I won't make choices for them, but am always up front if I feel they are heading in the wrong direction or won't be happy in the longer term with their choices. Doing the Right Thing For me, honesty is key to making a real difference in peoples lives and the choices they make. I need to know that when I go home at the end of the day, I have done the very best I can by every client and that I have given them the most appropriate help and guidance possible. Keeping Pace And in this fast changing market, with the added pressure of ever changing laws and legislation - staying on top of these changes means a personal commitment to continuous change, learning, personal and professional development. Testimonials: Julie was excellent in all aspects of her work from the initial marketing then through the whole sale process. She kept me up to date with all aspects of the sale and I cannot fault her professional approach to selling my property. Peter Smith Julie went the extra mile to ensure we were comfortable with the selling process. We felt that she genuinely cared for us and would do her best as our agent. She was honest about potential buyers and did not encourage false expectations but maintained a very good outcome which was wonderful! She was accessible, pleasant and took messages efficiently. Elizabeth and Fred Stegen. Julie made selling our house so easy and so simple – and provided great, clear and professional service. As soon as she started there was immediate and significant activity at our house with potential buyers. I could really tell that she was committed to our house from the beginning right until the very end. Richard Janutka I have replied to these questions in the past and what was said then, has only been strengthened. Julie was a great friend and went not just one step more but several. Whatever was happening I knew she was looking after my best interests. John Cahill Julie was honest and diligent, she showed empathy and understanding. Julie’s communication and updates were professional and supportive. Jane Lupton Julie kept us informed of how things were going with the sale of our property. Nothing was ever too much of an ask. Julie did an amazing job of advertising our property and no question was a silly one. We would have Julie as our agent again. Jody and Toni Brewer Updated wherever relevancy applied. Clear, fast, concise communication. Very polite, well spoken, NOT patronising. Treated me with great dignity and respect. A very professional agent, with whom I would have no hesitation in contacting again and would highly recommend to other potential buyers/sellers. Marion Johnston Prompt and specific information each step of the way and friendly and approachable. We knew our property was in capable hands which was a big relief as we lived so far away. Julie previously handled the sale of another property for us which made Harcourts our first choice this time. Thank you, Julie Gayleen Taylor and Tony Gillespie When I first started looking at Open Homes with a view to buying, Julie impressed me as being a friendly and honest Real Estate Agent. Then when I had personal contact re buying my existing home I found Julie to be informative and very helpful. If I needed to leave a message she returned calls promptly, and with the required answers. Julie made the process of buying a house into a relatively simple process. I think she is just great! Wendy Smith I have worked with Julie over the past 10 years firstly as a rental agent when searching for a house to buy. When I decided to sell my home recently Julie is the only agent I would work with. Julie is patient, understanding and most importantly for me listened to what I wanted or needed. Julie made the sales/buying process so easy for me from start to finish. Thank you so much Julie. Stephanie Campbell Julie provided the best possible service in every way. She has an excellent ability to question people and understand just what they are wanting in a property and took me directly to the house I eventually bought. From then on she continued to help me in numerous ways through the negotiations and I would certainly recommend her to anyone I knew who was looking to buy a house. Heather McDiarmid Accurate advice on the property value, asking price and subsequent negotiation to sell. Very good communication. Bruce Miller We found Julie to be most professional and caring in the sale of our property. She also facilitated a meeting between us and the buyers, which resulted in us passing on relevant information. We have already recommended Julie to friends and will continue to do so. Charlie and Cath Apse Julie was friendly and helpful in every way. She was always available to answer any questions and went out of her way to make sure the property was ready for us to move into. Totally recommend her for any Real Estate Business. Fay and Gary Windleborn I felt that I was the most special client she had and that my house sale was more important to her than anything else. Julie has now become a lovely friend. What an asset Harcourts Thames has in her personality and expertise. Thank you Julie. Mary Sutton Exuded professionalism without compromising her friendliness. Dogged persistence when the deal looked dead. Always cheery and confident that we would succeed and we were working as a team. Never slow to seek advice on legal issues and clearly stated her area of expertise, i.e. selling real estate. Julie is a woman of integrity and her honesty shines out. We would recommend her services to others without hesitation. Julie’s attributes are neatly summed up in the following paragraph. ATTRIBUTES OF A SUCCESSFUL REAL ESTATE SALES PERSON Property knowledge, experience, honesty, ethics, professionalism, listening skills, selling skills, marketing skills, confidentiality, expertise in technology, informative, communication, people skills, feedback, punctuality, presentation, negotiating skills, local area knowledge, back – up support, profile, sound advice, integrity, ability to think quickly and clearly, commitment, keeping in touch, local council knowledge. Andrew and Virginia Clay Julie’s performance in selling our property was exceptional. Her appraisal of the property proved to be accurate and demonstrated that she was in close touch with the market. From the outset it was clear that Julie was working to achieve the best possible result for us. We believe she was successful as the sale exceeded our expectations. With two very interested buyers, Julie handled the situation with skill to our advantage. She has a courteous, low pressure style which we like. We have now bought and sold through Julie and have been 100% satisfied on both occasions. Bruce and Margaret Millar Just a short note to congratulate Julie on the way she conducted herself and the skill she demonstrated in securing an unconditional offer from us on the property we sought to purchase. Julie demonstrated a high level of training and was able to cope with several instances in the negotiations when we were about to walk away. I have recently sold my interest as principal in Commercial Realty Ltd after setting it up in 1989. I was also responsible for the in house training as required by the new act. I remain very impressed with Julie. She represented the company and your client with skill and professionalism that I was pleased to see. Maurice Walker Julie Gainfort Licensed Sales Consultant REAA 2008 Harcourts Thames P 07 868 9820 M 0272 100 543E Julie.gainfort@harcourts.co.nz