When I was looking to purchase a house and found one I thought might be suitable, I was fortunate to meet Ingrid Cotton who was the real estate agent. Fortunate, I say, because I was not entirely sure that I wanted to be in Tauranga. Ingrid never pressured me which would have made me back off, but she read me correctly. Such a gift is so good and necessary for a real estate agent.
Throughout our dealings she displayed it continuously. Of course I came round to buying! Again Ingrid showed her great skill and ability as she took me, and my family, through the purchasing of the property, explaining all rules and regulations surrounding real estate buying today. She made everything clear and understandable and answered our questions and concerns with patience and good humour. My family were anxious that all would go well for their 80 year old mother! They need not have worried. I was in good hands. Ingrid showed her kindness and empathy more than once and even went out of her way to come out of town quite late to see us.
I would certainly recommend Ingrid to anyone who is selling or buying property. She knows her business well, but she also brings her lovely thoughtful, intuitive and friendly personality with her. You would do well to seek her out.
During this period she acted tirelessly, professionally and with integrity on our behalf. No half hour “sorry got to go to another Open Home” attitude. She was also willing to not only listen to our views but importantly she unreservedly also portrayed hers so that the property could be presented and marketed in the best possible manner.
We would certainly recommend Ingrid to market any property and we look forward to being involved again with her in the near future.
David & Di Holland
The marketing campaign was through and I believe captured most potential buyers looking at that time.
The auction process is never absolute and with higher priced properties can sometimes be variable, I feel we sold at a solid premium .I would recommend Ingrid Cotton as an honest competitive selling agent for future potential sellers of real-estate.
I would like to thank you for the time and effort you put into sourcing a property for me. I came to you with a broad vision, ranging from homes to apartments and units.
As the market had elevated so rapidly during the past 12months, I was not completely sure what would be in my price range, or for that matter how far out of town I may need to be. You patiently listened and showed me a vast range of properties, this process enabled me to work through, but more importantly, work out exactly what I did want to live in and the area.
You accommodated the fact I work full time and so needed to view outside of work hours. After many months, you sourced me my dream property. I have been in residence for 3 weeks and I absolutely love it and the location. I am looking forward to turning it into my home over the coming months.
Again thank you, I would not have been able to buy this particular property without your contacts.
I feel fortunate to have engaged Ingrid to sell my home. She brought with her an air of professionalism and friendliness, she was upfront and to the point with absolutely no waffle, my sort of person….
We have all had a bad experience with pushy salespeople, Ingrid breaks that mould by bringing a straight forward factual approach without being pushy. She knows her market, every week she was informing me what my competition was and what had sold in the area. In a down market that isn’t always the news you want to necessarily hear – but what you need to hear. Ingrid supplied me with the facts and let me make my own decisions.
I had tried to sell my property 12 months prior and, unfortunately for me the market had stepped back by the time I tried to sell again. Ingrid achieved a sale for me that allowed me to move forward, while licking my wounds it was what I wanted and I have no regrets. It was the market that dictated the sale price and if your agent is doing their job correctly, as Ingrid did, you don’t feel hard done by at the end of the process. I have always felt that if you make a decision in your own mind, you should never have any regrets, if that decision is forced on you, you will always have regrets. At no stage in the sale process did I feel forced into anything.
You need an agent like Ingrid who is always looking out for your best interests. I will definitely be using Ingrid’s services again and would highly recommend giving her the opportunity to sell for you.
We didn’t end up purchasing the property at the auction but put in a conditional offer after wards, which her clients accepted. This meant having building inspections done etc, which Ingrid made herself available to meet these people, letting them in and staying there whilst they were doing their inspections as the owners did not live there.
After the inspections there were a number of issues that needed sorting and Ingrid put it on her self to get hold of the trades people required to get these things sorted then following up with them whilst keeping us informed on progress at the same time. This also meant going around there each time the trades people required access to the house, which would have taken up a lot of her time.
Ingrids vendors were so lucky to have her as their agent and I would recommend Ingrid as an agent especially if you were thinking of listing your property.
Regards Bill and Vicki Webb
Her market knowledge and expertise made the process clear and simple, resulting in a smooth and transparent transaction.
We would not hesitate to recommend Ingrid to anyone considering purchasing or selling a home and we look forward to dealing with her again in the future.
A very determined lady to get a result for you. Thankful for sale.
I just wanted to say thank you to all my clients who have trusted me with the sale or purchase of their properties and I really look forward to continuing doing business with you all.
Ingrid did not disappoint with her guidance through the process, having started by providing a detailed marketing plan to help guide through the process, good communication and realistic feedback to the conclusion when we sold at auction.
If you want a safe pair hands to help you with either the sale or purchase of you home I would strongly recommend to entrust this with Ingrid. You will not be disappointed.”
You made selling our apartment totally stress free. As we didn’t live in the Bay of Plenty you kept in touch every way. In a very few weeks it was done and dusted and has allowed us to move on and plan our next move. If you were here we would love to have you sell our home. All the best and thank you for your hard work.
Regards Elizabeth and Ian
I wanted to quickly provide you with some feedback.
We recently had dealings with Ingrid Cotton with the purchase of an apartment at the Mount that she had listed. We were very impressed with her through the entire purchasing process, particularly her honesty and integrity which we consider especially important. Ingrid was very friendly, always available and accommodating and provided us with much-needed advice through the whole process. In our opinion, she went above and beyond to help us, even after settlement.
We could not have been happier with the service that Ingrid provided us. We will be recommending Ingrid to our network of friends and family, and in future if we require further real estate assistance at the Mount we will be utilising her services.
Please pass our gratitude onto Ingrid.
Thanks and regards,
Brett & Bridget Farquhar
We were confident that our best interests were well represented and we appreciated your vision for property and the patience that you showed us when listening to ours. Thank you for being available by phone, email and in person at times that were convenient to us, you made the whole experience easy.
We doubt that you will have any need for recommendation, but we would be more than happy to sing your praises to any potential sellers clients in the future.
Ben & Linda
I would thoroughly recommend Ingrid Cotton for your Real Estate ventures.
Best Wishes Ingrid.