Testimonials

We wanted to say thank you for such excellent, professional and well researched service.  We had approached several agents initially but felt there was really no comparison in terms of industry knowledge, sales plan, current market comparisons and just general effort put into your appraisal.  Our decision to engage you wasn’t a hard one!  The sale process for our section was quick, seamless and hassle free.  We were very happy with the sale price.  We appreciated your advice, knowledge and professionalism throughout the process.

We would not hesitate to use you again in the future and we have since recommended you to friends looking at selling their house soon.

James Letts and Kat Brown, Waverley – July 2017

 

I would like to thank the team at Nidd Realty. I have owned 3 properties in Dunedin over the years and have purchased all 3 through Liz Nidd and her team. I find that Liz and her team are very professional in what they do. They are friendly and informative. My present home I purchased just before Xmas 2016. The agents were Graeme Pennell & Kerry Sizemore-George. At the open home, Kerry was extremely informative regarding the property and its surrounds and answered all my questions in a friendly and professional manner. My dealings with Graeme was smooth and pleasant as he assisted me in securing the property at the right price that I could afford. My gratitude goes out to the pair of them for super service.
I will have no hesitation in dealing with Liz and her team should I be in the market again and recommend them highly.

Joe Toschi, Concord – January 2017

 

It was a pleasure to work with Graeme Pennell and his associate Kerry Sizemore-George during our most recent sale in North Road.  Having successfully sold several properties with Graeme I had high expectations. The 13 offers I received was beyond my wildest dreams and the final sale price left me with no doubt that Graeme’s professionalism, knowledge and experience are unrivalled!  Thank you once again for the exceptional outcome!

Donna Hall, North East Valley – January 2017

 

We were looking for an agent who is professional but not pretentious, who has a good track record of success, who likes houses and genuinely enjoys helping people sell and buy their home, who is honest and who we felt we could trust. We feel that Graeme has all these qualities. He was very upfront and open with his initial and ongoing assessments of our house, while happy to present exactly what we agreed to potential buyers, and able to cope with our perspectives. A real estate agent has many potential conflicts of interest in his/her various encounters when selling a house. Graeme handles these well and we are happy to recommend him to those selling a house in any price range.

Philip and Marian Hill, Dunedin Central – March 2016

 

The recent sale of my property was a seamless process made easy by the effort of Graeme Pennell and his efficient team. Graeme had an uncanny sense of providing information and documentation as I was pondering what was going to happen next in the process. He was thorough in his processes and listened effectively providing a great service that was assertive yet unobtrusive which suited my needs. I recommend Graeme unequivocally and would engage his services again in a heartbeat.

Jan Bramwell,  Macandrew Bay – March 2016

 

We chose Graeme to sell our house after he was recommended by work colleagues and we were not disappointed. We really appreciated his organised and friendly approach throughout the entire process, from his helpful tips about house presentation to the detailed marketing calendar he provided us with that let us know exactly what to expect during the entire month (including everything from house photos, advertising and open house dates to how and when he planned to communicate with us, his real estate team, and potential buyers). While our house was on the market, his communication was timely and he provided great advice throughout the process. Our house sold in record time, and thanks to Graeme the whole process was unbelievably stress-free (except for the constant house-cleaning, of course!). Thanks Graeme!

Robyn Kydd and Marcelo Martinez, Andersons Bay – May 2015

 

Just wanted to say how impressed we have been with Graeme Pennell and your company for making the sale of our property a truly positive experience. Graeme’s genuine communication, effort and ability to attain the best price for us was outstanding. His efforts and your company’s outstanding after sale service have made our real estate journey a highly positive experience.

Bart and Gayna McConnell, Dunedin Central – May 2015

 

Right from the outset Graeme distinguished himself through his professional approach and great communication. As first time sellers we were nervous about the process, but Graeme came prepared and took the time to go through everything with us up front and discuss an approach that suited us. He and Nidd took care of everything and kept us informed throughout. Six days after going to market we had sold. A very professional and successful experience – we would definitely sell through Graeme again.

Simon and Erin Horsburgh, Concord – January 2015

 

 


I wanted to say thanks so much for the wonderful job you did in helping me to sell my parents’ house.  It’s such a stressful time dealing with rest home care for parents and clearing out the house, so I was really happy to hand over the task of the property sale to you.  I really appreciated your advice on which way to sell and the way you handled it all.  I knew that because of the location, the property was going to sell easily but because of your dedication, hard work and professionalism we got a price that exceeded expectations.  It well and truly covered the commission.    I was torn between just selling privately and going with an agent and now looking back I know choosing you to represent me (and my family) was the best decision I could have made.  At the end of the day it was great being able to tell my family the house had been sold, that it was all done professionally, and with such a fantastic outcome.Thanks again.

Pam Martin, Dunedin North – August 2014


We placed our house for sale with Graeme and Nidd Realty because we had heard great comments from friends and others. We were not disappointed in anyway, from advising us about presenting our home, through to the sale. In fact, Graeme continued to work for us to get a better option than the one we had accepted. We were kept up to date throughout and I would have no hesitation in recommending Graeme and his assistant Kellie to anyone.

Jan & John Twemlow, Concord – January 2014 


After buying a new property that had been listed by Graeme, we realised we only had a brief time prior to the Christmas and New Year period to get on with selling our own home. True to his word, Graeme worked very smartly and professionally to market our home and to find a purchaser within just 12 days. We were extremely happy with the whole process and the positive outcome achieved. We would certainly be happy to work with Graeme and the team at Nidd Realty again.

Shelley & Noel Wilde, St Clair – January 2014 


Thank you Graeme for your patience, understanding, availability and most of all for selling my house. It is such a stressful and emotional time of life and you were just the right person to keep it all under control, making things run as smoothly as they could, while keeping me up to date all the way. I am delighted with the outcome and ever so grateful.

Priscilla Inglis, Glenleith – December 2013 


We would recommend Graeme to anyone wanting to sell their property as a person who achieves what he states from day one – his communication is of the highest level and he has an air of confidence that reassured us he knew his target market. We always felt important and that he was working for us at all times.

Jacqui & John Mathias, Helensburgh – December 2013 


Much as I didn’t want to leave my home of 24 years, it was necessary and I was glad to have Graeme guide me through the intricacies of marketing my property. Thanks to him I sold my home a lot more quickly than expected, thank you Graeme.

Betty McEwan, Portobello – November 2013 


We met  Graeme when we went to look at a prospective new home. We were floundering with our land agent and felt like our house wasn’t being marketed very well. Graeme was such a breath of fresh air and his genuine no nonsense approach made a real impression on us.We relied heavily on Graeme for support which he gave freely (he was not our agent at this time).

When our agents contract expired we hired Graeme as we truly felt he was our only hope. He made us feel confident and contacted us with any information we required.

His PA Kellie kept us informed of progress also and was so efficient we didn’t have to do anything. We were stunned with the amazing marketing of our home and the sheer amount of leg work Graeme did to get us a result we were happy with.

In short, Graeme sold our house within three weeks for a great price and our only regret is that we didnt recruit Graeme in the first instance.

Subsequently, Graeme found us our dream home and we are now into our next phase of lifestyle! We would not hesitate to recommend Graeme to anyone selling their home, he is worth his weight in gold.

Amber & Paul Robertson, North Taieri – July 2013 


Graeme Pennell’s knowledge and professionalism is exceptional.  He is generous with both his time and expertise which is vital when selling a property.  Having dealt with several competitor to Graeme it goes without saying the level of service offered is second to none.  I have used him to sell three properties in the Pine Hill area over the last two years, all of which sold in record time and exceeded my expectations in both price received and the ease of the deal. I could not recommend Graeme Pennell more highly.

Donna Hall, Pine Hill – July 2013 


Thank you Graeme for making the selling of our family home go so smoothly and quickly. We appreciated your professional advice, property market knowledge and efficiency.

Cathy & Mark Price, Shiel Hill – June 2013 


Graeme and the Nidd team were extremely knowledgeable about the local property market, trends, and prices. We felt really comfortable with their advice, and they handled our transaction with expertise and professionalism. Even though we were working long-distance, Graeme took great care of us and our sale happened quickly and smoothly. We have bought and sold several properties in our lives and have never worked with a better agent than Graeme. He’s really the best!

Victoria & Steve Bartz, Maori Hill – February 2013 


Your efforts have been much appreciated with the sale of my house.

Dave Weir, Musselburgh – January 2013 


Thank you so much for everything Graeme with the successful sale of my lovely house.

Robyn Clarence, Mornington – December 2012 


I have no hesitation in recommending  Graeme Pennell to buyers or sellers. I witnessed Graeme’s honesty and integrity in his communication between myself and the buyer of my home and also in managing the many groups who attended open homes and the follow-up. Would I use Graeme again? “You bet!” Many thanks, Graeme, for the tireless work on my behalf and  the frequent updates during the process —  it was very much appreciated.”

Tim Hillerby, North East Valley – October 2012 


We found Graeme to be personable, responsive, focused & efficient in the task of selling our home.

His knowledge of the local property market was in-depth & specific which proved to be invaluable when marketing our home. This was then sold in the first week of going on the Market which was a great result for us. We would recommend Graeme to others as a capable & effective real estate agent. Best wishes.

Shelly Sugrue & Terry Brady 


Thanks Graeme for your hard work leading to the successful sale of our property. Throughout the sales process you communicated clearly & effectively. Thank you.

Stafford & Bridget Thompson 


Graeme recently marketed & sold my mother’s house in Dunedin. We were very impressed with his professionalism & persistence. He maintained regular communication, showed enthusiasm & provided an astute initial appraisal. The price Graeme negotiated exceeded our expectations. Overall, we were delighted with his friendly, efficient service. Thank you!

Trish Brooking, Maori Hill


I found Graeme very professional and very conscientious when selling my house. I also found him supportive and easy to talk to. I would be very happy to recommend him to my friends. Thank you.

Anne McCarthy


Graeme Pennell acted in a very professional manner during the course of negotiations to sell our house. He had an in-depth understanding of the market together with the ability to identify the needs of potential buyers. He is a skilled negotiator and was able to successfully manage a meeting of minds with a good outcome for both parties. We would not hesitate to use Graeme again in the appropriate circumstances. We were impressed with the professional way Graeme worked with us regarding the prelisting negotiations and the marketing and selling strategy. We appreciated the continuous feedback with written, verbal and electronic information over the period of the sale process.

Murray and Beverley Lawrence