“We listed our house with Phil and he guided us from the word go with the do’s and don’ts to get the best from the property. From the time it was listed through to the sale was just fifteen days, we got a great result! If we sell another one Phil your inline for it!
Bev & Mike
“We first met Phil Mitchell of Harcourts Glenfield about 3 years ago when he was running an open home at a neighbour’s property. He came over to introduce himself and discuss what activity was happening in the area. We got a feel for his professionalism based on how he ran the campaign for that property and he ended up achieving a record result. Phil kept in contact regularly and at no time was there any pressure or hard sell. He became our trusted adviser for properties on the shore and we could contact him whenever we wanted to see a property and he happily took us through, again with no hard sell or pressure to buy – in fact he went through a couple of auctions with us and helped us through the whole process. We decided to sell our property and Phil was our only choice. He has managed a superb campaign. We had a huge amount of interest due to Phil’s efforts and ended up getting a result that far exceeded our expectations. Phil made the whole thing very painless. He felt we were in very safe hands, and we would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone. We would only use him in the future.”
Tim McKibbin & Kate Meade
“We signed on with Phil Mitchell and Harcourts after we observed a very successful auction in our local area. The result was stunning and we felt that was due to good marketing and the professionalism of his team and the Harcourts processes. Phil was enthusiastic about our properties potential from the outset, he saw the value and gave us sound advice about what we needed to do to achieve the best price.
His confidence, professionalism and friendly manner gave us a feeling of trust so that we felt comfortable to take his advice and let him use his experience to our advantage.
Phil took us through each stage of the process from the beginning, kept us up-to-date all the way through, called in regularly so that were informed and could make the good decisions that ultimately led to an excellent sale price. This exceeded all our expectations and our dream came true on auction day. We highly recommend Phil to anyone selling their home.”
Barry & Lynley Ainsworth
“Thank you so very much for such an outstanding result in the sale of my property! The amount you achieved for me far exceeded my expectations and I have you to thank for that. Your expertise and advice were invaluable.
I also want to thank you for making the process so easy for me. I felt throughout the process that you have “looked after me” by ensuring any concerns I had were dealt with effortlessly. You were always contactable and you went far beyond what you needed to do by arranging for contractors to provide the maintenance I needed to do to bring my property up to a high standard. This help was invaluable given I was travelling around between three cities during the process and therefore you reduced my stress levels substantially just knowing I could rely on you! Thank you, thank you!
I would highly recommend you as a Real Estate agent. In fact, you would be the only agent I would ever want to deal with!
I know you will have a very successful future because of your dedication and hard work and I can only hope that others appreciate you as much as I do. All the very best Phil.”
“Many thanks for all your help with the sale of our property. When we met first time with you, we were very impressed with your professional and confident manner which gave us confidence to proceed. You were always ready to talk and guide us through the whole process with ensuring the successful sale.
It has been a pleasure to do business with you and I would have no hesitation in recommending you to other family and friends who want to buy or sell a property. Once again many thanks for your tireless efforts.”
Rakesh & Binita
“When we required our property to be listed for sale, my daughter and I had no hesitation in selecting Phil Mitchell at Harcourt’s – Glenfield. Having had an involvement with Phil on a previous occasion, we had already experienced his honesty in our dealings, his integrity for our requirements and his astute professionalism for the sale. We have no hesitation in recommending Phil to anyone wishing a timely and favourable outcome for Real Estate matters.”
George Gardner & Patricia Garner
“Tracey and I would like to thank you for all that you have done for us. When we decided on contacting you we were throwing all our eggs in one basket, and even though you had an excellent reputation, it nevertheless left us slightly concerned.
It was fantastic having you guide us over the last few weeks and your knowledge, strategy, reassuring nature, sense of humour and ultimately friendship has turned one of the most stressful processes into something much more enjoyable.
Thank you again for helping us achieve our goal.”
Greg Daniel & Tracey-Lee Smith
“Phil Mitchell came highly recommended by a good friend of mine, as she thought he would be an excellent representative for me in selling my house in Takapuna. I had lived there for over 14 years and it was a big wrench even to think about going, so it was important to me to get the right agent. From the outset Phil was very helpful, even sorting out some issues before I had even listed with him. He didn’t just advise me what needed to be done to get the house ready for sale, he even arranged for me to have some extra help around the place, which made it much easier for me to get the house ready in time. Throughout the sale process, Phil kept me very well informed and I think he is an excellent communicator. The marketing was spot on, attracting lots of potential buyers to the open homes, and the auction process went well with a successful outcome resulting and all within three weeks of going to market. I was impressed by Phil’s efficiency, honesty, calmness and ‘can do’ attitude. I am happy to recommend Phil to future vendors, as a great choice for an honest, efficient, straight talking and communicative real estate agent.”
“We recently asked Phil Mitchell to help us sell our family home as we had received good reports about him. Well the reports turned out to be true and we sailed through the 3 week campaign effortlessly. Everything was clearly planned and the timetabling was faultless leading up to an impressive turnout at the Auction. The photography, the advertising and Trade-Me website were all top notch.
Phil is clearly a man dedicated to ensuring that his clients are happy and they can expect a top result. For a stress-free sale of your home, we can heartily recommend the services of Harcourts and Phil Mitchell.
Thank you Harcourts and thank you Phil.”
David & Susan Ryan
“Our journey started with Phil nearly 2 years ago when we wanted to live by the sea . Phil worked tirelessly door knocking, dropping pamphlets to find us our dream home. Although we did not find that place and opted for a section instead Phil’s commitment and ethic was the deciding factor to give him our home to auction. This was a smooth and painless process right down to the auction. Phil kept in touch through the whole process and we knew our home was in excellent hands. I highly recommend Phil for his professionalism and knowledge of the real estate market.”
Jacque & Graeme Simpson
“As the owners of our home for over 23 years and having raised our family there, it was important for us to choose the best agent to market it for sale. We had seen flyers of Phil Mitchell’s and witnessed him in action when he sold a neighbouring property and so invited him and a few other agents to appraise our home. It was clear from that meeting that Phil was most definitely the man for the job as he was so incredibly straight forward, honest, down-to-earth, extremely knowledgeable and made us feel completely at ease. Phil worked tirelessly on our campaign, keeping us informed at every step of the way. He valued our ideas and opinions as well as offering us his guidance, humour, and years of expertise.
Phil and his wonderful Harcourts team had everything completely under control and as such the whole campaign ran like clockwork with the open homes drawing large numbers and the auction itself being nothing less than amazing.
Our home sold under the hammer for well above reserve price and needless to say, we are ecstatic.
So we owe a HUGE thank you to Phil Mitchell, and most certainly recommend him to everyone wishing to list their home for sale, (infact we were so impressed with Phil that we have already listed a second property with him).”
Linda & Lance Mardle
“We would not hesitate to recommend Phil Mitchell to anyone who is serious about selling a property and who wants a determined, no nonsense, yet down to earth agent to work both with and for them.
We found Phil to be a clear communicator, who happily guided us, as first time sellers, through the process of selling. From our first meeting till the end of auction Phil was focused on getting us the best possible price for our property, and worked tirelessly to do so.”
Donna Sarten & Bernie Harfleet
“Early this year Elizabeth and I were considering moving to Auckland and placing our house on the market. By coincidence Phil Mitchell from Harcourts’ Glenfield Branch telephoned and offered a no obligation appraisal of our property. We were impressed by his open and pleasant manner and we took up his offer. We asked him to diary us for a visit later in the year.
“Later in the year” duly came and we met Phil again and he proved to be an expert in the field and explained thoroughly all aspects of the sale process. We had assumed with the way the Auckland market is that an auction was the obvious course to take, so he had little to sell in that regards. The built up to the auction was handled in a thorough way with military precision. We had a meeting with the auctioneer Stephen Johnson and he proved also to be a skilled professional. NO detail was overlooked and we had six open homes and numerous visits by other Harcourts’ agents with potential purchasers.
House moves are a traumatic experience, and throughout, Phils’ cheery disposition and helpful assurances proved invaluable.
On the auction day forty to fifty people attended and from inside the house we could hear that exciting theatre was carrying on outside and we were dumbstruck as the bids climbed… amazing, a great team effort led by a true expert.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Phil to other vendors.”
“When we were thinking of putting our property on the market, we had three Real Estate companies come to give us a market appraisal.
The reason we decided to use Harcourts, was because of Phil Mitchell. We found him to be very honest and up-front regarding the property and its condition. He gave us helpful pointers on aspects that may need improvement and had a useful Selling Guide on his website.
He explained the selling process very clearly and the options available to us. He kept us updated throughout the marketing period and made the entire process very easy.
I would certainly recommend him to anyone interested in selling their property as the man for the job.”
Vicki Reece & Phil Sweeney
“My wife and I recently used the services of Phil Mitchell on the selling of our investment property in Milford. We had met Phil some months ago at an open home which he was running. We visited the open home twice and were impressed that he remembered our names on the second visit and also impressed with his pleasant relaxed manner.
We later requested Phil to market our investment property. He called at our home immediately and completed the paperwork very efficiently. The property was soon being marketed widely and open homes arranged. Before the first open home a buyer was found. She was unable to proceed but a replacement buyer appeared and Phil quickly had that buyer signed up on an unconditional contract and at a price several thousand dollars above the first offer.
Phil kept us informed regularly during the process by emails and phone calls, so we felt confident as to the progress being made. We strongly recommend Phil as a pleasant, highly efficient and very effective salesperson for others looking to sell property on the North Shore.”
Stuart & Catherine
Just a note to congratulate you on the very professional way you handled the sale of our 1/4 Mossop Rise house property in May.
The signage and the way open home sessions were conducted, the advertising in Property Press were done, contributed to a very successful Auction.
We have no hesitation in recommending your services as a Land Agent to property sellers or buyers.
Compliments of the season to you and may 2013 prove to be another good year for you.”
Bryan & Barbara Boniface
“Thanks Phil for everything. I knew I was right in choosing you!! Great result!! I am sad and yet happy. It is the end of an era in my life. Hopefully the new owners will love the place like my Aunt and Uncle did.
Thanks again for all your hard work. I would definitely recommend you to anyone who asks!”
“Late in 2012 my wife and I decided it was time to downsize. The family had long since left home and the section seemed to have increased in size. Lawn mowing was not as much fun as it had been in times gone by so we decided to go through the auction process with the team from Harcourts.
Our agent Phil Mitchell and his entire team have given us a totally professional, yet we feel a personal service. They have been at all times there to guide us through a process that can be quite stressful but they made it straightforward by keeping us informed and involving us all the way. Harcourts would always phone first to check if it was convenient to come and at whatever time suited us. Communication with Phil’s team was excellent. Phil in particular was full of enthusiasm, honest and to-the-point and always respected our position.
This testimonial has been extremely easy to compose and we feel that if you decided to sell by auction – Phil is your man. He comes highly recommended and will make this process enjoyable and less stressful.”
Faye & Charlie Wood
“Jeremy and I would really like to thank you for all the work you did on the sale of our house, you did everything you said you were going to do at the time we expected, you walked us through each step of the campaign and auction, so it was less daunting, and really helped us to understand it all. You helped with getting our property looking its best within a short time frame as well. Above all else, we were so grateful that you took the time to answer queries we had about the purchase of our new property, even though it wasn’t even your listing…that’s what we call going above and beyond!”
Jodie & Jeremy Cameron
“Phil has done an outstanding job of selling our home. We know Phil because he has actively kept in touch with us over a couple of years, and we have seen his consistent dedication to his work. We signed up with Harcourts on a Wednesday evening and on the weekend had multiple offers, after one show house, one of which we were able to accept immediately.
This success was due to Phil working with his colleagues and encouraging them to bring forward their clients too. This team-effort delivered an outcome that has been really great for us. We appreciate very much Phil’s humour, advice and drive.
You won’t go wrong if you choose Phil as your agent: he is a great representative of the Harcourts team.”
Chris & Annette Jones
We wish to sincerely thank you for your expertise in the sale of our property. At all times we felt we were in very good hands. We particularly liked the way you kept us informed every step of the way but, at the same time, you were very succinct with your reporting to us and valued our time. Your approach to marketing was very positive as was your advice when an offer was presented to us and a counter offer was required to go back to the purchaser. We are sure with your great people skills and your positive approach you will be very successful with all future clients you assist, whether those clients with to sell or purchase.
With our grateful thanks.”
Christine & Peter McClintock
“Thank you for the hard work you have done in selling our home. I greatly appreciate your honesty, your determination and patience, and most importantly, the fact that you get the results you promise. These qualities differentiate you from other agents.
As you know, like many others we primarily offered our home “For Sale By Owner”. I had heard the horror stories of pushy agents. As a sales professional having researched the property market, I felt confident that I could come up with a successful plan for marketing and eventually selling our home. Nevertheless, after one offer (which fell through), and numerous annoying phone calls from real estate agents, my husband and I became tired of playing the “do-it-yourself” game. I soon came to the knowledge that most real estate agents are very good at convincing a home seller to list with them, and then they drop off the face of the earth.
At a friend’s suggestion, I met you. I expected to hear the same pitch. However, what I heard was different from all the others. Your marketing plan made sense and you were willing to alter it slightly, to be in line with my plan. You also were able to show real results of past efforts. I was unable to trap you in the usual lies, and for the first time I didn’t feel like I was being snowed. The best aspect of working with you was the active communication which took place during the marketing process. You were right on top of it. Within 4 weeks of listing my home with you, you found a buyer. 3 weeks later my home was sold. We feel that we have made the right decision to engage you as our real estate agent. And trust is a commodity hard earned but well kept. We will definitely be back should we ever need to buy or sell a home again.”
Maggie & Alex
“We are writing to commend Phil Mitchell for the outstanding service he has provided for us. Phil promoted himself within the school community which meant our boys connected to set up the introduction. Phil also supports our school in donations in recognition of this. To secure our listing, Phil was immediate, attentive and actually went the extra step to meet us. Once he had the listing he never gave up. Through to the end, once he sold it for us (where other agents couldn’t), Phil was professional, exacting and efficient. He didn’t waste any words fluffing about things that meant little. He was honest and direct and facilitated the whole process and our role in it, like a pro. Whilst he never over inflated anything, Phil was always positive, which helped tremendously through the process. Phil has also helped us in our search for a new property. He even came to a non-Harcourt auction just to support, advise and even bid for us, which was amazingly helpful. His advice was 100 times better than any other agent involved in the process. He genuinely cared about us!
My husband and I have bought and sold real estate many many times over for nearly 30 years. In all, Phil is one special agent. He is the consummate professional. We could not recommend any agent more highly.”
Jo Powell & Glenn McGahan
“I am writing to highly recommend Phil Mitchell of Harcourts, Glenfield, for his professional, friendly and effective services.
Phil was our agent in the sale of our Glenfield family home. It was the first time we had dealt with an auction and Phil took us through the process patiently and informatively, providing all the information and advice we required, which resulted in a great outcome. Phil was not only so easy to deal with, keeping us regularly informed, provided advice on what we needed to do to improve our home, updates on potential buyers but he also went the extra mile on several occasions, even rescuing our escaped dog after a viewing.
We are very grateful for Phil’s services, his time and professional advice and he is all round a genuine good guy.
I have no hesitation in recommending Phil to anyone who is in need of buying or selling property, and we would love to deal with him in the future.”
Gabi Selwyn & James Paver