We're a Team - Bridget Selby and Tonya McKay
Winners of Numerous Top Awards in Northland and Auckland
Proven, Dedicated and Experienced
#6 Individual Salesperson, Northland Region, 6 months ending Sep 2021
#9 Individual Salesperson, Northland Region, to end March 2021
We have both been successfully listing and selling real estate for the last 20 years. As a team, we believe that from the outset when we meet our clients, good communication is a major contributor to a positive outcome. Selling your home or buying a new one is a big decision. Listening to our clients' goals and providing feedback to help with their choices is the beginning of a long-term relationship with our vendors and purchasers. Keeping them informed on the marketing and buyer interest in their property, all works towards achieving the very best results.
I have been successfully listing and selling properties for the last 24 years. My success has been built around demonstrating a desire to achieve the very best results for my clients. My communication skills are also a major factor as I believe selling your home is a big decision and therefore you need to be kept informed on issues such as marketing and long-term buyer interest.
As a resident of Mangawhai, I have a strong knowledge of the market to share with you. My personal experience buying and selling property, gives me first-hand knowledge of the rewards property can bring as well as an extensive insight into the industry. I own a lifestyle property and manage my own rental properties.
I also have experience in successfully renovating and building properties. This experience means I can work with you to maximise the appeal and presentation of your home.
Over the years in my career, I have been awarded various titles including Rookie of the Year, No 1 Salesperson and No 1 Number of Sales. Repeat business and awards are testament that you will receive the most professional and competent advice when working with me.
I was introduced to the industry back in 1998 and have been successfully listing and selling real estate since then. I am delighted to work with the Barfoot & Thompson team at Mangawhai.
During my time in real estate, I have been involved in different aspects of the property market including waterfront, residential, hospitality, lifestyle and commercial.
My success has been an ability to form long-term relationships with vendors and purchaser and being able to successfully match people with properties. I have learnt the skill of being able to listen to customers and clients and provide the feedback that they need when making the very important decision to either buy or sell. I have achieved many awards during my career and am hardworking, honest and very approachable with a great sense of humour.
Do not hesitate to contact me for a chat about your real estate needs. If you see me out and about with Oscar my miniature schnauzer, feel free to stop me for a chat. I enjoy the outdoors and particularly enjoy fishing, diving and walking.
Experience counts for a lot in real estate. Call or email us, and we'll put our 45 years of experience to work for you!
“Selling ones home can be a daunting thought and I’d imagine a stressful exercise at times. Well we were really lucky…..we got the “A” team, Bridget and Tonya. Communication with these two was exceptional, keeping us in the loop with everything. We appreciated their honesty, advice and guidance, answering our questions and never making us feel they were trivial! And respecting our home when opening it to clients. Thankyou to these two, it's been a pleasure dealing with you. You made what could have been stressful, stressless.James & Jill
Thank you for everything you did to get my property sold. From keeping me informed to organising new homes for my cattle. Thank you for the lovely gifts and for going above and beyond.
Kind regardsWynn Davies
We recently had the delight of buying a property through Tonya. It was a complex transaction, not helped by occurring during Lockdown. Her integrity, reliability, responsiveness and clear communication not only made the deal happen, but kept us sane. We would absolutely recommend them and would use them again, to buy or to sell, as we found nothing was too much trouble for her. She would absolutely do her best for you and it was refreshing to be dealt with in open honesty. A really good experience.Beth & David - Granada Lane, Langs Beach
Bridget and Tonya were professional, helpful and managed to sell my property quickly and for a great price. They put me at ease as I was selling during Lockdown and they know the local area well. They made sure they explained everything and made it as easy as possible for me to complete paperwork while keeping me up to date with marketing and feedback from interested parties. Thank you for your excellent service!Rachael Ansley
I have been very pleased with the service we have received from Bridget and Tonya during the marketing of our properties. The excellent communication and diligence that they gave from pre-sale to post sale was top notch. We could not have asked for more.Bill & Mel Warren - Vista Lane, Hakaru
Bridget and Tonya are an excellent team. They take the time to understand what is needed to present your property in the best way. Not too little or too much. They work extremely well as a team and solve all the tricky bits along the way. We sold two properties, both subject to title and they never missed a trick during the entire process.
Thanks for your dedication to achieve our successful results.Dean Dodds - Wood Street, Mangawhai
The decision was made to put our house at Haruru Falls on the market. We phoned Tonya at Barfoot & Thompson, who met with us and discussed an advertising and marketing plan We also decided to go with an auction. Great photos were taken.
On the day of the auction, Tonya and Bridget with John were there to help us negotiate the process. Awesome job guys!! Our Auctioneer Ross did a marvellous job and it was all over. WOW, it was sold! A great experience and a wonderful result!
Thanks so much Tonya. The end of another chapter. If you want any changes give me a ring.Mary & Sue
Thank you for selling my house so quickly. Your hard work and boundless energy, taking care of everything from the professional photography to the weekend open homes was impressive, and your helpfulness to us and the buyers even after the sale was very much appreciated.A Murgatroyd
We were referred to Bridget and Tonya by another satisfied vendor and we were pleased we were! Everything went seamlessly and we were kept informed every step of the way. Once again, many thanks.Lindsey & Jocelyn Saunders
From the time we listed through to the day we sold, both Bridget and Tonya were impeccable salespeople.
We lost the first sale within a day of it going unconditional and the girls immediately sprung into action. Within four days we had another offer on the table for a little more than the previous offer. Great work and thank you both very much for that.
The main thing I would like to put here, is their communication skills. Having been in real estate myself in the past I know as an salesperson and as a home seller the importance of communication. Their communication was well above any I have experienced for many years. Immediately a buyer came through our house, we had a phone call with feedback and progress. I would have accepted a weekly report, so what they offered was amazing in their very busy days.
I recommend Bridget and Tonya to anyone wanting to sell with ease, professionalism and honesty.
Best regardsMaggie & Mike Scott
We recently listed our house for sale with Bridget Selby and Tonya McKay. Bridget and Tonya make a great team. They have years of experience in real estate and offer practical and sound advice. The entire process was smooth from start to finish with their friendly and effective approach. We highly recommend their services.
Our salesperson Bridget Selby, along with Tonya were absolutely amazing to deal with and nothing was too much trouble.Grant & Bobby BGC Limited, Leslie Street Mangawhai
Our two sons recommended Bridget Selby and Tonya McKay of Barfoot & Thompson to us, so we got an appraisal from them. We asked them to list our home at Mangawhai at $5,000 below their top appraised value on a Wednesday. Photos were taken and the listing posted on the internet on Thursday. The first potential purchaser came midday Friday, made an offer, we counter and a conditional agreement signed. The date for going unconditional was set for three working days later. The fastest sale in our experience. Well done ladies! It took just 40 hours!Reg & Maggie Goddard
Just wanted to send you an email to thank you so much for all of the wonderful help and support that you gave Jake and I throughout the process of viewing, purchasing and moving into our new home in Lawrence Road, we really appreciate everything you did to get us here and we are so so thrilled and happy with it and to be living back home in Mangawhai! Also thank you very much for the bubbles and Bennett’s chocolates, we weren’t expecting that at all so it was a lovely surprise! I am sure we will see you around!
Thank you again,
Take careEdhen and Jake
"We would like to say a big thank you to Bridget Selby and Tonya McKay from Barfoot & Thompson in Mangawhai, who recently sold our house. They came prepared with the statistics, were extremely positive, very professional with years of experience. They were so lovely to deal with and we would highly recommend using them when you sell your property."Lorraine and Daryl Hepple
20 August 2004
I am a partner of Knight Coldicutt and specialise in property law. My wife and I purchased a property in 2003 and Bridget acted as agent on the sale. We found her to be most efficient, honest and courteous in all dealings with us so much so that when we decided to sell the property in August this year we thought of no one else other than Bridget to act as our agent. Bridget immediately set about making arrangements for the sale without delay and we were delighted to sell the property within one week of making the decision to sell it. I can highly recommend Bridget to anyone interested in property for sale.
18 December 2003
"I wish to take this time to thank you for having such a superb woman as Bridget Selby, a member of your staff. Bridget was instrumental in the purchase of my little unit. I had a very stressful time running through my life at this time and Bridget did more than the extra mile to help me in every way possible. Please convey my thanks and very best wishes to Bridget and accept my thanks for your excellent choice in having her on your staff".
14 April 2006
"It is a pleasure to recommend Bridget Selby as a sales and marketing consultant. Her service to us in the sale of our house was very professional and we were impressed by her very real commitment. As well as this she was sensitive and considerate towards our needs, recognising the emotion involved in our decision to sell the house which had been our family home for many years. The involvement of the whole of the sales team impressed us also and we always received courteous attention. We wish Bridget every success in the future"
21 April 2006
"We wish to say a big 'Thank you' to both you and your colleagues for the hard work put into selling our house. We were very impressed by the way that you conducted the sale. The advertising worked and your target market proved to be 'spot on'. Ever the professional, we were grateful that you were frequently available to speak to us personally. Failing that you always returned our calls promptly. We trusted your judgement and admired your positive disposition. One again, thank you we would not hesitate in recommending you to anyone considering a property sale or purchase".
29 July 2011
"We found Bridget very approachable and she went the extra mile to organise the listing in the limited time we had. She clearly outlined how she would be marketing the property and gave us market research information on past sales figures to help us put a realistic price on our property. It was a hard decision to sell the family home after all this time, but because of Bridget it was a very quick (2 weeks) and painless experience. Thank you Bridget".
2 February 2012
"Bridget was great, from our first meeting to arranging photography and marketing quickly and efficiently. The communication was awesome, getting a phone call as soon as someone has viewed the house was paramount to us and Bridget did this every time. She is professional and also extremely helpful with any questions we had. We were more than happy with all aspects of her service".
3 July 2012
"Bridget kept us informed about the current situation, lots of effective advertising and always approachable".
12 February 2014
" A big thank you to Bridget Selby for the successful selling of our beautiful house in Mangawhai. Her dedication to detail was outstanding. Always keeping us informed and following through with an enthusiastic and professional attitude. We find Bridget to be a caring and intelligent person to deal with, always willing to be considerate as each situation came up. Working hard to gain a satisfactory result for both parties, and very impressive with her work ethics and sound approach. We would not hesitate to ask Bridget to assist us with further business".
2 April 2014
"Rob and I would like to thank you for all your hard work, serious efforts and sincere dedication in helping and guiding us through our long process of buying our land. You not only introduced us to this dream property, but you stuck by us and walked us through 13 months of ups and downs, guided us in the right direction towards finally being able to say is it yours". I have never met a more dedicated and loyal Real Estate Agent as yourself. You have a wealth of knowledge, without you this would never have happened for us. You have made our dream come true. We both thank you so much Bridget and would recommend without hesitation to anyone that is looking to buy land/home. You are truely a real asset to the Company, they are so lucky to have you on board their team.
9 June 2014
"Firstly I would just like to thank you for the amazing job you and your team have done in taking on the sale of our section and getting it sold within a week. To say you exceeded expectations is a sizeable understatement and I can't say how much we appreciate what you have managed to achieve in such a short space of time. Please pass on our thanks and I have already recommended your services to a colleague who was looking for property on Mangawhai on behalf of his parents. In October 2012 we originally listed this property for sale through another Company. Despite it being obvious that other sections were being moved in the area, we saw no interest in ours. After receiving no offers, we eventually took it off the market 15 months later in January this year. I can honestly say I am not sure if they actually did anything in attempting to sell it and the service you provided would certainly support this argument".
18 June 2014
"Thanks for the update and apologies as I meant to let you know we have found a property and it's the one I was telling you about in Waipu. I have been consumed with sorting that out and totally forgot to follow up with you. I would like to thank you for all your help and the fact that you were one of the only agents who kept in touch and was very enthusiastic and so accommodating. You leave a lot of the agents out there far behind when it comes to professionalism and friendliness. I actually liked that last house you sent through however we now have a slice of paradise that we were looking for and we move next weekend. Thank you so much for your assistance in helping, you were fantastic and it was lovely to meet you".
7 December 2014
"Hi Bridget, just wanted to wish you a merry Christmas and say thanks for your hard work in the sale of our block. We found you very good to deal with and couldn't be happier with the outcome".
24 March 2015
"I have nothing but praise for Bridget Selby. She came highly recommended by 2 different friends. I was selling my property (for the first time on my own) and really appreciated her honest appraisal and helpful suggestions on how best to present my property. This involved painting and new carpet but the resulting improvement in appearance was most definitely a factor in my obtaining a most satisfactory offer close to the asking price. I have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone interested in either selling or buying a property. I shall certainly avail myself of her services in the future. I think that Bridget's main strength is her 20 years experience as a real estate agent. She exudes a quiet confidence in a calm and pleasant manner; is very approachable and is willing to thoughtfully consider any suggestions I might make".
5 May 2015
We want to thank you again for all that you have done to make the selling of our property so seamless. I have to say that I am afraid that Real Estate Agents haven't always 'figured' very highly in my stratosphere but you have gone a long way to change my opinion of them. I think Barfoot and Thompson are very fortunate to have you working for them.
26 May 2015
"We have had some unfortunate experiences with a couple of Real Estate Agents in the past so were unwilling to sell our property through this medium. However Bridget approached us when we were selling our property privately and convinced us to let her sell our property. We were impressed with Bridget's genuine, no-nonsense but enthusiastic approach. She completed the sale of our house promptly and made the whole transaction seamless. Double points to her as we loved the property we were selling and were hoping that the new purchaser would love our house as much as we did. The new owner is everything we could have wished for. So huge thanks to Bridget.
26 May 2015
"Bridget provided a first class service. Excellent to deal with. Made selling our property remarkably easy".