I have had several personal dealings in farms using Maurice Butler as the sole agent in all cases, and can comment that this decision has been a success in all outcomes.
A particularly important sale I had to conduct was the sale of Shadow Oak Farm Ltd which was an outstanding, large dairy property located centrally on the Rangitaiki Plains, owned by an international businessman from Central America and managed by myself on his behalf for the ten plus years he owned it.
Owing to changing family circumstances I was requested to research how best to sell Shadow Oak Farm Ltd to the best advantage for the owner. My initial action was to discuss with Maurice Butler how he would go about such a project and I was very quickly presented with an outline of a sales strategy which included both a marketing plan and the rationale supporting the proposal to go to tender with specific dates/ timeline.
I took this to the owner who was on one of his periodical visits and this met with his expectations and he set the guideline for value, but kept his reserve price to himself.
Maurice is a well organised and extremely active agent. He is experienced and has a vast knowledge of the industry, so we saw a cross section of farmers and businessmen view the property. Being reasonably large, Maurice particularly worked with those who had the asset backing to conclude a deal. When tenders closed we were in receipt of four viable tenders, two of which were of particularly good value and all were fully supported by the necessary and correct documentation.
This was a successful $10m type of sale. The success I am sure came through as the result of Maurice's attention to detail. The fact that all tenders were viable and fully documented would reflect his desire to see a good outcome and conclusion to his marketing efforts.
I have known and dealt with Maurice for many years and known his family for two generations. I can fully recommend him as a professional man with 100% integrity.
Maurice Butler has recently completed a successful sale of our rural property. We are delighted with his management of this sale. He has been totally professional and attentive at all times. He has constantly kept us informed of all expressions of interest. His advertisements and marketing of the property have been excellent. Above all we have been very impressed with his enthusiasm and total dedication to the work involved. We have no hesitation in recommending him and would certainly ask him again to take on a sale of ours.
John & Sally Faulkner
We initially met Maurice Butler in 1999/2000. Over the years we have had many occasions to call Maurice and seek his advice on many topics in regard to our property and real estate matters in our location. Every time we have spoken with Maurice he has been excellent to deal with. He is friendly and approachable and his knowledge of real estate in the Whakatane district has been invaluable to us. He continued to keep in contact over the years with his Christmas card and calendar and always ensured that we knew he was available for any information we required.
We had no hesitation in signing up our property exclusively with Maurice when we made the decision to sell it. Maurice was excellent to deal with, always providing a professional service and ensuring that we were happy with all the marketing that he did. Maurice definitely went “the extra mile” for us. The market was difficult at the time we were selling our property but Maurice assured us that it would sell and it did, thanks to the efforts that he and his team put in.
We are very happy to recommend Maurice and the team at The Professionals. If we return to the Whakatane district to buy we would definitely seek their services. They are professional, friendly, and efficient and they get the job done. Thank you Maurice.
Dennis and Beth Hole
Wow, thanks Maurice and team. In a market where we were told by family and friends to be prepared to be sitting in a house for sale for many many months instead of actual weeks we couldn’t have been more thrilled to have an offer on the table, and not one but TWO!!!
At the end of the day if you want to sell your home you need to be realistic. That isn’t so easy to do in a deflated market when you’re the person in the selling position, but you gave us guidance and support to set realistic goals.
Maurice thank you for all the work you put into selling our home. We know you worked hard behind the scenes spending many hours making contact with people you felt may be interested in our home to get the process completed.
In a market where Agents tend to get a bad rap we have to say that seeing all the work you put in, we believe you deserved your commission and we couldn’t have dealt with a better person. Thank you for your commitment and making us feel comfortable we could call any time no matter how trivial the concern. You made this a very positive experience and we tell everyone we know they need to see Maurice Butler if they want to sell their home.
Thanks for everything.
Wayne & Jeannie Duffy
Rosetta and I would like to express our thanks to Maurice Butler and his team at Professionals in the way in which he handled the successful sale of our property at 1 Pikowai Road.
We were most impressed with the detail that Maurice relayed back to us as we progressed through the stages of selling our property at a time when property sales were down. We felt he went over and above to get us the best exposure he could, being ready to try different methods which made us feel special clients.
Rosetta and I would not hesitate to recommend Maurice and his team at Professionals Real Estate Whakatane to anyone who is thinking of selling a property.
Maurice and Rossetta Griffin
Thanks for selling our property for us. We appreciate how you 'keep it simple'.
Fiona and Darren Jeeves
Thank you for your dedicated work for the sale of our land. Everything is working out very well.
Dave and Sue Greenwood
I just thought I would drop you a line to let you know that I'm really pleased with the result from the sale of my property at Hogg Road. As usual, you have succeeded in getting us a great sale, as with the previous properties that we have listed with you over the years.
Now that I have moved away from Whakatane it is a shame to lose you as my preferred agent. I have always been impressed with the way you have marketed my properties. You have always worked hard to achieve the sales and your commitment, communication and feedback, and your work ethics, are second to none. That's why I never chose to use anyone else. So here's a big "well done" to you again.