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8 Arkley Avenue, Farm Cove, Manukau City

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Prestigious Waterfront Location

This character filled, Ron Sang architecturally designed family home is a rarity and one you won't want to miss. With uninterrupted, never to be built out 180 degree sea views, you will never tire of the ever changing aquatic outlook, not to mention the most stunning sunsets imaginable. Built on a 1381m2 site perfectly positioned for sun and views, with the section sloping down to the waters edge, you will love what this charming property has to offer. There is a totally private and sunny al fresco style courtyard providing seamless indoor/outdoor flow from the family room and kitchen area.
This much loved, comfortable and stylish home is located in one of Farm Coves most sought after cul-de-sacs and close to local shops, top schools (including St Kentigerns) and the Rotary walkway which is located at the bottom of the garden. Built and occupied by the same family for 36 years, reluctantly, it's time to move on and let another family enjoy this wonderful opportunity.

Tender Closes 4pm 27th June 2012

8 Arkley AvenueFarm Cove ACKLND 2012 NZ
-36.893163 174.879884

Agent Reviews

Loma Yardley

I have known Christine for only a few months as my Land Agent and now, I feel, a personal friend. I had listed my property previously with an agent from another company and had no success. I subsequently listed with Christine and found the response to the marketing and of course, finally the sale, was all due to Christine's input. I found Christine to be a women of great integrity, extremely dedicated to her work and not pushy or overbearing. The information she gave me was invaluable and she consistently kept in contact and kept us fully informed wtih everything that was going on. I have had the chance to get to know Christine and I say without a doubt that you are dealing with a person of very good moral character. Christine operates with integrity and never has a bad word to say about anyone. She is also hard working and dedicated and never leaves a job unfinished.

Mark and Janine Buckley

We engaged Christine Stewart to sell our house after being delighted by her pleasant professional manner at an open home in Bucklands Beach. Our decision was an excellent one as Christine worked tirelessly to sell our house for a very good price at auction. She followed up buyers after each open home and kept us well informed of buyer interest and likely sale price range at auction. Christine gave us good advise on house presentation and she assisted with her own professionalism and personal presentation. We would not hesitate to recommend Christine to anyone thinking of buying or selling a house.

Kerry and Ana Powell

We received 3 proposals in early August from Real Estate Agencies to list our home for sale. We gave each of the sales people the chance to present the proposal to us and convince us that we should list with them. All proposals were very thorough and professional, however we decided to list with RayWhite Half Moon Bay, mainly because we were very impressed with Christine Stewart at that first meeting. She was very enthusiastic, honest and knowledgeable and convinced us that she would look after our interests well. We listed it on Thursday, had the first weekend of open homes and received a written offer on the Tuesday through Christine. She strongly recommended going with an early auction as the interest was high. We're please we took her advise as our home sold under the hammer on Friday night for an amount we were thrilled with. We can't recommend RayWhite, Christine in particular, highly enough. She went out of her way to accommodate our tenants, keeping them informed all the time and was respectful of their position. She was very helpful and always consulted with us and kept us up to date. The sale process was a pleasure and a success because of their committment to secure the best they could for us. We thoroughly recommend RayWhite for their openess, integrity and absolute willingness to work hard for the success achieved. It was a pleasure working with Christine.

Denis & Lynda Cotter

When finally deciding to marketing our home we specifically approached Christine Stewart based upon her local knowledge and esteemed reputation. Christine's approach to handling our property was professional in every sense. From the beginning Christine guided us through each step of the process ensuring we were totally involved and fully informed at every stage. In our case there were specific issues with the LIM report which needed to be addressed. Christine's knowledge and guidance assisted us through the process with a very satisfactory result. By auction time we knew every opportunity to market our property had been fully explored through her tireless efforts and attention. Christine's delighful personality endeared her to us and the resulting sale fully vindicated our decision to work with her. Highly recommended.

Shriley King- Half Moon Bay

Throughout the process of selling my home, Christine was very positive, professional and friendly, always keeping me well informed. I am extremely grateful for the hard work she did on my behalf and wish her every success in her career.

Malcolm & Alison Taylor

I have always been told how stressful, and difficult it is when you sell your house. However with Christine's love of wanting to help as well as amazing communication skill's, it was seriously one of the easiest things I have come across! Christine's communication was definitely the highlight of our whole experience. Virtually every day, Christine would keep in contact, and not once was she ever pushy, or rude, always just a complete and utter pleasure to deal with. Nothing ever seemed to difficult, or complicated, it was always explained thoroughly, and without hesitation. It was a true testament of Christine's work ethic when we put the house on the market. Within 2 days we had an enterested buyer. I am certain had we gone through with another company, we wouldn't have got this far, that quickly. What we also appreciated was the "spade is a spade" approach, there was no need for Christine to pretty words up, yet still remain such a wonderful person to deal with. We really are impressed and I have no hestiation in recommending Christine to anyone who is ever to sell or buy in the Howick or Pakuranga area.

Mike Higgins

I wish to express my gratitude for the way in which you managed the recent marketing campaign of my property in Manor Park, Sunnyhills. Over the period of time the home was marketed by you your timeliness of communiction over issues was much appreciated. Likewise your manner was both most polite and professional always. Your particularly went that extra mile whenever you saw the need and in my view would be considered an asset to your real estate firm Ray White. Yours sincerely 18th August 2011

Quentin & Vicki Spurdle

Right from day one we were so grateful to have found such a wonderful person as you and someone with a true passion for people. You listened to what our requirements were and went all out to find it for us - and you did!! The day you presented our agreement was unbelievably stressful for us all. With all our fingers and toes crossed I'm sure the only reason we were accepted was with your positive thoughts and such gentle, calm nature with the vendors and ourselves that got us through. You went far and beyond what was expected. It really has been a pleasure working with you Christine and we can't thank you enough for your expertise and lovely personality. A true professional in every way. We would have no hesitation in recommending you to people we know or come in contact with who wish to sell or purchase a property. We would hope you're still around when we decide to sell, but somehow I think that could be quite some years away! Vicki, Quentin, Shannon, Blake and Lilyana 1st August 2011

Graham & Sandy Ade

My first contact with Christine was when I rang Ray White Half Moon Bay to explain that I wanted to list our house but did not want to sell it, as we had built it 32 years ago and were very attached to it. I told Christine that I would understand if she didn't want us as a client. Christine's reply was that she would love to list our house and that we would take small steps. How lucky we were to have Christine as our agent. At all times she was totally professional, beautifully dressed and that delightful smile was ever present. Christine's ability to communicate was outstanding and her work ethic second to none. She was a 'star'. Thank you Christine, you made a hard decision a pleasant experience. How fortunate your future clients are. Kindest Regards

Colin & Glenys Clark

We though we would drop you a line to thank you for your assistance in our recent house purchase. The entire process was stress free and uncomplicated. You listened to what we were looking to buy and the houses you took us to view were exactly what we were after. The negotiations with the vendor were pleasant and made for a satisfactory outcome for both of us. Thank you again for all your work and we look forward to working with you again in the future. Kindest Regards

Ruth Hughes

I have had the greatest pleasure of knowing Christine Stewart for over 20 years as a great and trusted friend. It was therefore not negotiable who I would ask to act as an agent to sell my family home. Christine skillfully managed the whole process in a totally professional and highly competent manner to ensure there was no worry or stress on my behalf. Her excellent communication and reporting skills and knowledge of both vendor and purchaser needs were truly insightful. My belief in Christine's amazing ability to access the selling/buying process situation so astutely enables me to highly recommend her to any prospective vendor or buyer. I wish all her lucky vendors the same joy, pleasure and excellent outcome that Christine made possible for me in selling my home and purchasing my new property."

John Guthrie

Although we had not met you previously our decision to engage your services quickly proved to be a wise one and we established an immediate rapport with you reinforced very importantly by being on the same wave length and your sunny personality. This enabled us to follow your valued advice in creating the best conditions to ensure a satisfactory transaction outcome. Your marketing strategy which included quality advertising material together with the recommendation for Council and technical inspection reports to enable favourable outcomes provided an excellent sales climate which culminated in an almost immediate sale of the property. With your continued unexpected but much valued assistance during finalization and house moving excercises we feel our association has led to a firm and happy friendship for the future and we will certainly be recommending your services to our family, associates, and others seeking to sell their home or even purchase a new one".

Hazel Raye (NZDIP Bus, ANZIM)

Christine sold our property in Devon Road, Bucklands Beach, with the minimum of stress for us as vendors. At all times we felt that we were being treated professionally and had no doubts that Christine would obtain the best result for us, which she did, in a very short time. The property was well marketed and Christine was always on call and happy to answer the smallest query. Christine was also involved in the purchase of a replacement property, and again our needs were taken care of in a competent, friendly manner. I am therefore completely at ease recommending her services to others as a Real Estate Agent".

Lauri and Graham Solecki

My husband and I recently moved to New Zealand and met Christine at an open home. Christine has assisted us so much in understanding the New Zealand property market and the different home buying options available. She put us in touch with great people who helped us with our mortgage application and obtaining the necessary legal advice to purchase our home. Christine really made a difference in our home buying process with her friendly and professional approach to everything. She made us feel so welcome and our kids loved that she took the time to interact and involve them in the process. We would recommend Christine to anyone who wants a professional and friendly approach to buying a home. We do not believe that our smooth home buying process would have been possible had Christine not always been available to answer questions and guide us through it".

Mrs Lindsay Upton BAC (Mkg), GradDipTchg (Sec

Christine Stewart is an exceptional realtor. We recommend her to anyone interested in selling or buying property. Her professionalism and passion for real estate made our recent (April 2008) selling and buying experience the best ever. Equipped with an excellent knowledge of the eastern suburbs and surrounding areas, Christine's transparent candour created a trust factor critical to the process. An effective communicator, Christine reliably provided relevant and timely information while carefully listening to our requirements. In addition, Christine's consistent conscientious manner provided us with the belief that accomplishing our goal of finding a suitable property for the needs of our growing family was achievable. Christine's well thought-out and structured advertising/promotional strategy was relevant to the current market conditions, resulting in the sale of our home within one week of the For Sale sign being erected".

Peter Arnold

Christine sold our property in Butley Drive by auction. She provided a comprehensive and professional sales plan, which convinced us that sale by auction was the best option for us. It was her hard work and commitment to the sale that enabled us to get a good result in a deteriorating market. At all times we felt we were being treated professionally and her advice was precise and backed up with accurate market data. She kept us fully informed at all times and was happy to answer questions we asked her in her friendly and proficient manner. I therefore have no hesitation in recommending her services to others as a Real Estate Agent".

Sue & Neil O'Shea

It's simple really—if you want a real estate agent who will work really hard for you, will offer you a personal touch with a 'can do' attitude and will get the best possible results, then Christine Stewart is the agent you should engage to act on your behalf when buying and selling property. We decided to put our property on the market in October 2008 at a time when it was all doom and gloom regarding property in the media. Christine guided us through our options, gave us continuous, honest feedback from open homes and viewings, helped us through what was perceived as a 'buyer's market', and ultimately negotiated a sale with a result that we were very happy with. Christine also negotiated the purchase of our new property on our behalf. The fact that Christine does not take on too many properties at any one time really does go in the vendor's favour, as she has time to spend time with you, and follow through on all enquiries. Many people will go with agents with the most listings as they perceive they must be good, however, this may mean that they don't have time to personally attend all the open homes and you become a part of a purely financial transaction. We have bought and sold several properties over the years, but have never experienced the relationship that we have developed with Christine with any other real estate agent. She really does put her

Tim Salwey

"...the attention to detail was magnificent, communication always very good, and information passed to potential buyers always realistic. The support from her peers was exceptional, especially Ken Ralph, the Auctioneer, whose preparation and attention to detail was quite exceptional. I have seen a lot of properties auctioned and his skill was second to none. The end result is Christine maintained her exceptional record of selling every property she has marketed. This result, I guess, demonstrates best what you will get by appointing her and the team to market your property. I certainly recommend them very highly".

Joe and Cheryl Pengelly

"...We put our trust in Christine Stewart from Ray White who is without a doubt one in a million and an absolute star. She sold our house for us in November 2007 and also helped us to purchase our current home. Christine has an amazing, bubbly personality and you instantly feel at ease with her. We felt that she was doing everything in her power to sell our home for us. She helped take the stress away and provided us with excellent service. She is very passionate about what she does and certainly goes the extra mile. We would not hesitate in recommending Christine to anyone who wishes to either sell or purchase a home".

Brian Hayes

Christine worked every avenue she knew to gain the most coverage she could, including involving other agents at other Ray White offices in the vicinity of our property to gain the most exposure possible, with a net result of achieving a very satisfactory value at the auction she worked so hard at. At all times throughout the selling process Christine kept in touch with us, almost daily with updates as to progress of bringing the property to the auction time, which was especially satisfying as we were living overseas. Christine is the most diligent, hard-working, honest Real Estate agent I have had the pleasure of working with and would recommend her to anyone buying and selling."

Loretta Kitchener

"...I contacted four real estate agents to submit property appraisals and marketing plans to enable to gain an accurate idea of the property's market value and to choose the salesperson and Agency who made the strongest impression on me. Christine made the decision easy. She struck me immediately with her professional, yet empathetic approach. She made me feel she understood exactly how the process was affecting me, and treated me with the utmost care and concern. Of all the salespeople I met, Christine seemed to be the one with my best interests at heart. The marketing plan Christine developed was easy to understand and reasonably priced. It was easy for me to recommend that we should work with Christine and Ray White. We're certainly glad we did. Within a week, the property was sold unconditionally. I'm delighted to be able to recommend Christine Stewart as the nicest, most capable and professional real estate salesperson I've ever met, and the result we achieved was an absolute credit to her".

Sue Tottenham

Christine gave us good advice to assist us in working out the best marketing campaign for our property. From first contact to sale at Auction it only took six weeks. In a bad market she managed to get more than 30 visitors through the property and a successful sale on Auction night. I think this is a wonderful achievement. I would recommend Christine as an attentive sales professional to anyone thinking of selling their home and would not hesitate to use her again should the need occur."

Brett Donaldson

Christine approached me to list my property and her boundless energy and infectious personality plus her drive, convinced me to give her a go. Two weeks later Christine had an unconditional offer on the property which was nearly twenty percent more than what I had expected to achieve. I cannot recommend Christine highly enough in her field, to anyone interested in giving her listings or purchasing a property. I found dealing with Christine a complete pleasure as she is very honest, conscientious and totally customer driven. I have no doubt that I will deal with only Christine regarding any future Real Estate transactions"