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“Selling my mother’s home was a complex process due to upgrading that was warranted and legal issues that required addressing before matters could progress to sale. Throughout the process Chico helped keep me on-track to keep the range of issues sorted and within the time necessary. Chico’s consistent reminders helping me stay focus were absolutely necessary and effective. I think I may have lost direction otherwise.
Thank you for your support your help and your maintained focus. A job well done and in the end very satisfying!”
Graeme Hutchinson
Forrest Hill

“If you’re looking for someone to go above and beyond your expectations, make outstanding promises and consistently deliver on them, and find interesting ways to market your home, Chico is your man. As sellers, we had super high expectations and wanted to create an experience that gave buyers a real feel for how incredible our home was to live in. It was also essential to me that the new buyers fell in love with the place, (and hopefully) made it their forever home. So much love went into the creation/renovation, so the dream buyers for me were also people that would love and cherish the place. High expectations right? Chico delivered. I indeed had the experience of having our needs met and feeling really fulfilled with the entire end-to-end experience. Moving and selling a home typically can be a stressful experience, but not with Chico.
When I am in the market next—as either a buyer or seller—I will be contacting him.
I felt he put our needs and desires first and matched them with the needs and desires of the buyer. In the past, I’ve definitely had the experience of agents putting their own motives ahead of mine and being pushy. That is not the case with Chico.
Honesty, transparency and integrity and extremely high on my values list and Chico delivered on these.
If you want a real estate experience that feels graceful and you can actually enjoy the experience, Chico Timoti is your guy.”
Kristy Chanel
Beach Haven

“Chico was my agent when I recently sold my house at auction.
I had never sold a house before and Chico was with me all the way!
He made helpful suggestions of small things I could do to the property to raise its appeal before putting it on the market.
He kept me regularly and fully informed of the progress of the marketing campaign.
At all times I felt Chico to be honest and realistic and I found him extremely easy to get on with.
I would recommend him to anyone looking for a genuine agent who would have their best interests at heart.”
Val McCallum
Browns Bay

“Chico recently sold our house in Murrays Bay at auction. We live outside of Auckland, and the communication from Chico throughout the entire process made everything so easy. We also had a tenant whom Chico has been in regular contact with and keeping her up to date throughout the whole process.
I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Chico to anyone who is selling a house, he has been professional, communicative and helpful right from first contact and has made the process very easy for us.”
Andrea Champion & Bradley White
Murrays Bay

“Chico did an amazing job for us at every step of the process in selling our property.
Given that we live in Christchurch, Chico facilitated a lot of pre-listing maintenance that was required on the property as it had been a rental for a number of years.
This included organising new carpet, roof maintenance, interior & exterior maintenance, painting and building repairs, water-blasting, gardening, cleaning and arranging staging. I would have no hesitation in engaging Chico again, should the need arise or recommending him to anyone looking for a quality agent for their real estate needs.”
Mike and Bede Pascoe
Pinehill

“Chico is a Star!
When a problem occurred at the last minute before settlement
He sorted it out very quickly
I would recommend him to anyone.
Very happy with his efforts on our behalf.”
John Chatterley
Beach Haven

“Excellent to deal with. Great communicator and did a fantastic job selling our home for an amazing price.
Highly recommend!”
Jill Newth
Forrest Hill

“Thank you Chico and Maree for the time you both put in to marketing and selling our house in Trevone Place and in helping greatly with buying our new purchase in Quebec Road. It must be challenging for you both at times trying to manage customer expectations with a tricky market and still achieve a satisfactory result.
Having the two of you was beneficial as we got many options to achieve, plan and execute our ideas – there was never just one way to do things!
Both of you know the Market and have the experience with many different types of houses on the North shore.
We would like to take this time to thank you personally for your extraordinary after sales service – long after the money (and commission!) has been paid , you were still there to help us. Debra and I really appreciated it and we would strongly recommend Chico and Maree from Harcourts to anyone selling or buying now or in the future.”
Russell and Debra Nelson
Forrest Hill & Milford

“We have had the pleasure of having our property marketed and sold by Chico and Maree. They had the ‘WOW’ factor in everything they did, professional, high degree of market knowledge and great communicators when it came to providing updates for us. Their contribution and management of the marketing and sale of our property was clearly one of the major reasons why the property sold for an amazing price. We would have no hesitation in using them again for any future property sales or purchases and would highly recommend them to any property owner who is considering selling.”
Ross Eathorne
Forrest Hill

“We listed and sold our home in Rothesay Bay with Chico and were very happy with the process, communication and result (SOLD!).
Chico knows what he’s doing, he was personable, professional and easy to deal with. The selling process was easy and a lot less stressful than we first imagined.”
Thank you Chico for a fantastic result.”
Tom & Ruby
Rothesay Bay

“In all our dealings with Chico we found him to be enthusiastic, engaged and extremely motivated to act in our best interests. He acted ethically and transparently at all times, keeping us well-informed of progress as the marketing of our property continued.
Chico is a well-connected real estate agent with a strong professional net-work on the North Shore. Chico negotiated the successful sale of our property and I would recommend him to others considering putting their house on the market.”
Brett Batty and Lara Campbell
Forrest Hill

“From the first time dealing with you, we found you to be very informative, honest, polite and full of so much positive energy. We were very happy with the way our sale was handled and the way you kept us up to date and informed throughout the duration of the sales process. We had a lot of confidence in you as you showed a lot of professionalism and understanding of the real estate market.”
James and Tracey
Takapuna

“Chico professionally facilitated the entire process from initial sign up to the very satisfactory sale by auction. We appreciated his dedication, attentiveness and his very calm and friendly manner. We felt it easy to ask questions and were kept informed every step of the way on buyer interest and viewings. Thank you for making such an important process in our lives as stress free as possible.”
Lynda and Jim Isdale
Milford

I recently engaged Chico Timoti from Harcourts Cooper & Co to sell my house. I had been a client of Chico’s when he was in his previous sales and marketing role in a different industry and he had always delivered for us in the corporate environment, so when I heard he’d moved into real estate it was an easy decision to engage him to sell my property. Chico’s commitment, natural rapport with buyers and integrity delivered a great result. Rather than try to lower my price expectations post-auction, Chico was determined to deliver to my expectations and achieved a price nearly $1.0 million over the previous street record. I strongly recommend Chico to anyone that is looking for a hard working agent who’s committed to getting the best possible result.
Dougal Swift
Grey Lynn

We first meet Chico Timoti from the Harcourts Cooper & Co Milford office at an open home, my Son and I were very impressed at how knowledgeable and amicable he was in representing this property.  I was bowled over by his expertise, positive outlook and cheerful disposition.  Nothing was too much trouble and I have never looked back.
Jacqui Lumb
Mairangi Bay – 021 2586252

Chico Timoti was our real estate agent in the recent sale of our house in Castor Bay.  We had originally met Chico when he was showing another house in our neighborhood.  When Chico originally assessed our house, he had some good ideas on the remodeling I wanted to do – what was worth the time and money, and what wasn’t.  I think one of the key aspects was his realistic pricing of the house.  He gave good examples and good reasoning for his estimation of where the market stood.  He next clearly explained the process of marketing and laid out a time table which helped me organize the remodeling. He met with us regularly to stay in touch and check on progress.  We had one consent issue which he found in the LIM and spent a fair amount of time dealing with as I was unavailable to do so. He had four weeks of open homes finishing off with an onsite auction on the last day.  In a somewhat softening market, we ended up getting a very good price. Throughout our association with Chico, he was always very punctual, friendly, informative, very well dressed and pleasant.
Leigh Pederson
Castor Bay

Chico is an absolute delight to deal with, a true professional that goes the extra mile by making you feel special like you and your property are the only ones that exist out there in the market place. He is considerate and a superb communicator which is of the utmost importance when dealing with real estate. His ability to put one at ease and ensure that we are always kept in the ‘loop’ and well informed was brilliant. Explanations throughout the entire selling process were very clear with good regular feedback. We couldn’t have asked for a better real estate agent. Selling my property was stress free and hassle free. I would fully recommend Chico Timoti to anyone wishing to buy or sell.
Joanna Hole
Onehunga

From the first meeting we felt relaxed and confident to use Chico Timoti. With the trusted brand of Harcourts and their great Auction team we were assured we would get the desired result. Their professionalism and quick responses to any unknown questions helped ease my mind. It was a smooth process and we got the desired result.
Clinton Stokes
Sunnynook

We can’t thank Chico Timoti and his team at Harcourts Cooper&Co for helping us to sell our home in the least amount of time at an exceptional price, especially when the original agents we had it with couldn’t sell it in the 3 months of marketing they had it for. It was such an extremely stressful period for us having no interest on our home for 3 months. Contracting Chico and his team instantly relieved us of the stressful atmosphere and surroundings. Chico was always positive and kept reassuring us that the home will sell at a good price, and behold we received a very good pre-auction offer before the new campaign actually started. They guided us to carry on with the auction process right to the end where we sold at $200k over the pre-auction offer. We are ecstatic and so very happy with this successful result, and would have no hesitation in recommending Chico to anyone that is considering selling their home, he has exceeded our expectations and we will definitely use him again in the future.
Eva and Ngatai Riini
Sunnynook

Dear Chico, I can’t thank you enough for selling our family home and getting us our dream price.  You took all the stress away and made everything so easy.  You were in constant contact with us every step of the way and we truly appreciate everything you have done for us.  It was a pleasure working with someone who was professional, honest and full of energy.  You always had our best interests in mind and we truly thank you for that.  We would definitely recommend you to anyone that we know that is considering selling because we know you will look after them as you have us. We are very, very happy sellers, thank you very much!
Raewyn Wynyard
Sunnynook

Dear Chico, Thank you for your services over the marketing and sale of our property at 5 Nea Place, Hillcrest. Your initial meeting with us to formulate the marketing strategy gave us confidence that we had made the right decision in choosing Harcourt’s. We were appreciative of the regular feedback you provided from the open home sessions, especially the email updates. In addition, the phone calls discussing the progress was reassuring, especially in light of the amount of work that had been done to present the property in the best light.
The huge degree of interest from prospective buyers on auction day was a reflection of your good work and Linda’s work in dressing the home. Under the circumstances we believe that the price we got was the best we could have expected within the current market and met all of our expectations.
Thanks again for your professional service. We both feel that we have now created a good business relationship and a service with yourself that we shall use again in the future.
Kevin and Linda Baker
Hillcrest

Working with Chico to list and sell my property was so easy!  He provided regular updates on Open Homes and buyers interest the whole way through the campaign and went over and above to ensure a postive outcome.  As the vendor, I always felt he was working in my best interest and I cannot thank him enough for his professionalism, tireless efforts and positivity.  I highly recommend Chico  and would not hesitate to list or purchase property with him again”
Nicki McMullen
West Harbour

Chico and his colleague Kris at Harcourts achieved an outstanding result for us that was well above expectations. Their knowledge of the local property market & area we live was exceptional they were professional every step of the way – from the marketing and open homes through to the auction and finalising the purchase.
We were always kept up-to-date during the two weeks our house was on the market! I would recommend Chico without doubt to anyone selling their house on the Shore.
Grant and Natalie Dawson
Forrest Hill

Chico is the most genuine, honest and hard-working real estate agent we have ever met, and we’ve met a lot of them. After experiencing so many agents who promise the world, and then do the minimum possible in order to get their fee, working with Chico was an absolute breath of fresh air. He goes out of his way to make sure you understand everything that is going on, and the number of extra hours he put in to make sure our house looked the best it possibly could and get the best price was truly impressive. Chico took the pain out of selling our house and we couldn’t have been happier with the result. We highly recommend him to anyone looking for a no-BS real estate experience.
AJ and Kristy Bertenshaw
Beach Haven

Chico is an absolute delight to deal with, a true professional that goes the extra mile by making you feel special like you and your property are the only ones that exist out there in the market place. He is considerate and a superb communicator which is of the utmost importance when dealing with real estate. His ability to put one at ease and ensure that we are always kept in the ‘loop’ and well informed was brilliant. Explanations throughout the entire selling process were very clear with good regular feedback.
We couldn’t have asked for a better real estate agent. Selling my property was stress free and hassle free. I would fully recommend Chico Timoti to anyone wishing to buy or sell.
Nick Collins
Takapuna

“Chico sold our family home in Castor Bay, the service we received and the communication during the process was outstanding. Nothing was a hassle and we were always kept up to date. He surpassed our expectation and we are very happy sellers. We have no hesitation in highly recommending Chico to anyone that is thinking of selling”
Bryce Donaldson
Castor Bay