Here’s what people say about me:
“When we were considering selling our property in Waipu, we were uncertain whether we could afford to relocate nearer to friends and family in Auckland. Jennifer was recommended to us and we met her some months before we made the decision. She listened to our concerns and needs, she was friendly, professional and gave us her time and expert advice and never put any pressure on us to market our property until the time was right for us. The same day our property was listed Jennifer had a viewing and a signed offer, very impressive and followed through negotiating unconditional and settlement dates to everyone’s satisfaction. We would not hesitate to recommend Jennifer to any person looking to buy or sell property and wish her many more successes in the future. Thanks Jennifer and thanks for your thoughtful gift.” – Betty & Dianne
“Despite what we heard about the difficulties often faced when purchasing a home, you have made it a very easy and enjoyable process. You have always made yourselves “rapidly” available, and nothing seemed to be too much trouble. Thank you!” – Chris and Kathy Fulop
“We dealt with Jennifer. She was always very helpful and explained the terms in the agreement. She was friendly and professional during all of our conversations. We were very grateful to Jennifer for making this experience as easy as possible. Thank you for the wine!” – John and Susie Vierboom
“Sold our client’s property in super quick time. Had great patience through the title insurance process” – Happy Project Manager
“Stress free sale, quick and easy. Thanks Jennifer’ – Happy Purchaser
“Compared to the expectations of the other two agents who put forward appraisals, Jennifer made over an extra $100,000 for the clients. Jennifer was thorough, professional, and proactive in all of her deals on the file. She did a really good job, and I recommend her to other clients as a result of this interaction” – read more” – Rob Harte Lawyer
“Excellent communication. Excellent advice prior to going to market. Listened well to our expectations. Never felt fobbed off or given the run around – just said it like it was”
Steve & Jacqui Sorenson
“I just wanted to say that you are the first real estate agent in 9 purchases to ensure your gift was personal to me and not the normal obligatory bottle of wine. It shows me that in our short conversations you not only listened but were interested in what I was doing outside of the house purchase. As this was such a quick process from when I saw you first at the property till draw-down this surprises me even more. You also had a direct and no nonsense approach which was appreciated as the property itself did not require a hard sell.If I am ever in need of a real estate agent I will be calling you first as well as recommending you to others.” K.H.
“We had the property listed for some time on Trade Me with regular interest but no buyer. When Jennifer contacted us and said she would market the place for us for no cost until sale we were very happy to engage her services. As it turned out we couldn’t have made a better choice as Jennifer’s professionalism and attention to detail was incredible. We are very happy to endorse her service and therefore goodGround.”
“Lyn and I found Jennifer explained everything thoroughly and in detail so we knew exactly where we were at all times in the sale and purchase process. She was also a good communicator which we appreciated”.
Lyn Cheyne & Stuart McGechan
“Jennifer went over and above my expectations to achieve an extremely good result in good time. Your company has a good reputation and you must do too. I will spread the word to anyone selling or buying to use you if they want good results. Thank-you very much Jennifer and thank you also for your wonderful gift which I can’t wait to use. All the best for future sales.”
“Jennifer was fantastic, met us at short notice, listened to our needs, was prompt, reliable and honest. We would recommend to others. Thanks Jennifer.”
T Connolly & V Brockwell
“Jennifer was a huge help in leading up to selling my house. The prep she did ensured a quick sale. I was very happy with how it all went.”
“This process has been made so easy and was super efficient. We are so happy! Thank you.”
Katherine Ball & Jamie Lang
‘’I had my land listed privately for several months…After Jennifer listed my property I had an agreement in 28 days so an excellent result! I found Jennifer to be very professional in all communication, presentation and approach. She gave extremely helpful advice, clear explanations and practical suggestions. Well organized and informative. Jennifer and team were very friendly and helpful all round.’’
“Jennifer Starr is exceptionally polite to deal with and met all of our needs. She was most helpful and highly recommend her to friends wanting to sell their property.”
“We bought a property that Jennifer was marketing for an overseas owner. Jennifer is professional, organized, answers queries quickly and was always available. We were keen to move quickly and it was only 24 days after putting in our offer until we got the keys – fantastic!”
“I had my property advertised for over 6 months and had a few tyre kickers, I was contacted by goodGround and had it sold within two months, thanks to Jennifer and the team.”
“Buying through goodGround and in particular working with Jen made our experience so much less hassle. Jen’s sense of humour and no-bullshit approach was refreshing and just what we needed. Thank you Jen, we are really grateful to you.”
Ian and James Hartley-Dade
“Jennifer effectively communicated our conditions during the time we were negotiating the purchase of the property. Her relaxed and professional manner is welcomed by us when purchasing or selling a property. We look forward to an ongoing relationship with Jennifer with our Property Investments.”
“We certainly picked the right Real Estate Company! Not only did you sell our home quickly and efficiently but you also showered us with gifts of a magnificent and fully appreciated nature! Thank-you both for your happy and positive commitment to our sale and for the lovely gifts, which we are enjoying immensely. Our new house is somewhat in the future, but we are enjoying the journey to it.”
Graham & Margie Galland
“The service provided to us by Jennifer was excellent, with her help and guidance we bought our first dream house. She was very punctual on her commitments. All information provided from her for the property was very clear, we appreciate her work. Thank-you, Jennifer.”
Dipesh & Neha Patel
“Property was listed for two days. On first day of viewing we had 3 signed offers, well above asking price (and sold ). All marketing was inclusive. Very impressed with Jennifer’s professionalism and enthusiasm . Thanks Jennifer and goodGround.”
John and Janeen Cochrane
“We can highly recommend Jennifer as a real estate agent of integrity and she made our property buying experience so easy. As folks who have not bought property for over 20 years, Jennifer was so helpful in walking us through each step of what could have been a harrowing process. Any queries or need for further info was speedily answered, and we appreciate her friendliness and willingness to help our thanks to both Jennifer and goodGround.”
‘Right from the get go, Jennifer kept us informed. She was enthusiastic and never put any pressure on us to market our property a ‘certain way’. She got a result super quick and ensured we were always up to date with the progress of our sale. I would not hesitate to recommend Jennifer to any person looking to buy or sell property. In the past we have had lukewarm responses when we have approached agents to sell our vacant section. We had previously got the impression that they weren’t interested in selling an empty section and that we should be happy with whatever price they could get for it. It was almost as if they were doing us a favour by ‘taking it off our hands’. Not once did we ever feel that way with Jennifer. She actively marketed our section and, as a result, we got a fantastic, hassle free outcome. Thanks Jennifer.”
“I’ve bought a number of properties, but this is the first time I’ve sold one. I listed it privately for some months with limited results. When Jennifer first approached me about the possibility of letting goodGround list the property as a sole agency I was a little dubious about limiting it to one company, and having to pay a commission. However, from the time it has been listed, goodGround has worked tirelessly at marketing it and matching the right people to it. Compared to the results I was getting privately, the amount of interest has been staggering. What’s even more amazing, is that goodGround has managed to sell it at my privately listed asking price, where as I expected to be talked down a fair amount.
My experience with goodGround has been excellent. Aside from the above, things have impressed me are, dealing with professional people that know what they are talking about, tidy presentations and clear descriptions of process, excellent communications in terms of letting me and potential purchasers know where things are at, good advice about simple improvements that could be made to better present the property.
I may have another property coming for sale in the semi-near future and won’t hesitate to contact the Team at goodGround for their expert assistance.”
“ Jennifer was fantastic to deal with, from the initial inquiry right through the whole process of purchase. She replied instantly to emails, calls and text messages.
Jennifer was very friendly to deal with but 100% professional. We inquired regarding listings online on a Thursday, viewed and signed up for a property on the Saturday and every aspect was smooth. She made the whole process a pleasure with zero hassles. We are very impressed.”
A & L Carruthers
“Huge thank you to Jan Anderson & Jennifer Starr for your prompt and reliable work in selling our property. Both of you were always available at any time to answer any questions and give advice. It was a pleasure dealing with you. Many thanks also to Martin and Laurelle for your back up and support. goodGround you are an amazing team.” – M Deacon & C Mailman
“Jennifer Starr sold us a family home in Whangarei. The transaction involved some quite complicated timing to fit in with other sales and with both parties’ needs. At all times Jennifer was extremely professional and organised, while still retaining the human touch. She communicated very well between us as buyers and the seller. The end result was that the sale went through and we are very happy clients – thanks again Jennifer.”
From the moment I met Jennifer Starr she was very straight forward and got things moving immediately. She seemed to know the marketing very well. I agreed instantly with the listing price and felt entirely confident in her hands. Within the first 10 days I was getting a lot of viewing appointments and people interested. When Jennifer came to me with multiple offers in less than 2 weeks I was wrapped! All the way through I felt that Jennifer has been extremely professional, explained everything well and always gave straight answers. Will definitely recommend her!
Buying a house is certainly one of the hardest things to do…
First you need:
- to get to know your new town – in my case, Whangarei.
- to get to know your bank manager very well.
- listen, listen and listen to the advice from your kind and caring mortgage broker.
- and then – you just have to find a house – within that budget…
The first person I met at an Open Home before moving to Whangarei happened to be Jennifer Starr. Back in Auckland, and feeling quite worried, I impulsively phoned this lady. (I guess even after meeting her briefly, her professionalism stood out). I didn’t actually know what I wanted to ask Jennifer…..…this was more a “lament”, I think. Jennifer – to make a very long story short – went out of her way to help me find a house. I have no idea how many houses she has shown me, how many phone calls and e-mails we have exchanged… but suffice to say LOTS.!
My answers to “What kind of house are you looking for? What do you want? What is important to you?” have changed so many times. And somewhere – I don’t know when – Jennifer understood exactly what I needed, because she really got who I was…….And let me tell you,that is not so easy. Her desire to fit the house and buyer perfectly, has really impressed me. For me, it’s the perfect match!
When I at times, felt a exhausted just by the very idea of house hunting; Jennifer would sense it even before I realised it myself. She would let me be…… Just to catch my breath.
The lovely end to this rather long story is that Jennifer has now helped me find my own Tree House (in conjunction with Northland Real Estate) – the ideal spot for me. Not only have I found a house I love, but I feel that I have made a lifelong friend.
Carine Visser, Teacher
I met Jennifer through a mutual friend and when she graduated in Real Estate. I chose her to sell my house in Parahaki. In my view her professionalism was outstanding. She has been a great help to me and I would certainly recommend her to anyone wanting to sell and buy another property. Congratulations Jennifer! Well done.
Jennifer did a really superb job at selling my house. She was professional, well organised, efficient and a breath of fresh air. I knew she was doing her best for me to achieve the best outcome. Her communication and presentation was top class, I have recommended her to others who are thinking of selling her house. I wish Jennifer the greatest success in the future in her chosen career.
Jennifer at goodGround helped us find and buy a section for the house we are planning to build in Whangarei.
We found her friendly, professional and thorough. Her explanations of the daunting-looking legal requirements were simple and clear and she remained in touch and accessible throughout the several weeks up to settlement.
The whole process was completed without concerns or problems so we are happy to recommend Jennifer and her company to anyone considering using their services.
Tammy & Chris v K
“Jennifer kept us informed step by step of the process when a sale was presented. There was no pressure or at any time any hassles.”
R & S Raymond
“Jennifer is very tolerant. She provided constructive feedback regarding the property and interest to date. Jennifer took great photos and promoted the property well on social media.”
“Jennifer Starr presented a professional, forward thinking approach to securing our property to present for sale. She made a thorough appraisal of the property and assessment of the potential sale price. Full marks Jennifer for accomplishing a sale price very close to what we expected to realise.”
I & J Kippenberger
“We have just purchased a property in Kerikeri. The property was marketed by goodGround Real Estate Limited, represented by Martin Albrecht and Jennifer Starr. We found both Martin & Jennifer handled the whole process professionally and honestly. They supplied us with any information requested as quickly and accurately as they could. We have done many property deals over the years and get very frustrated with land agents who do not do their job properly. Martin & Jennifer would rate as two of the better agents we have ever dealt with.”
Murray & Julie Wright
“For professionalism and making things happen, goodGround always kept appointments on time and best of all being in contact with updates as they occur. I personally would recommend goodGround as your agent.”
Milton & Sylvia Randell
“Jennifer was a pleasure to work with. She made an effort to work with the tenants so as they were less impacted by the process. Along with the fact of dealing with me living internationally.”
“Exceptional sales and service from Jennifer, very professional and kept me well informed throughout the process. I highly recommend Jennifer to anyone wanting to sell their property.”