#7 Sales Partnership, North Shore Region, to end March 2020
Since entering the real estate industry in 2008 Debby Candy-Gill has made her mark and it's not surprising that those who meet her speak of her high energy, attention to detail, and leaving no-stone-unturned approach.
With a background in education and over 30 years in business, Debby is an intelligent, articulate business woman and a top negotiator. Her wealth of experience in sales and marketing is second to none. Debby is exacting when defining her target market, ensuring she attracts the right buyers and delivering outstanding results for her vendors. In an industry that demands excellence every step of the way, Debby Candy-Gill is your agent of choice.
Debby is diligent, focused and savvy; in a class of her own. She is trustworthy, totally honest, transparent to a tee, friendly and approachable. Debby's self-discipline and motivation reflect in both her work and her personal life. She is as passionate about her real estate, as she is about her running and swimming, which she enjoys on a daily basis.
Having lived and worked in the area for more than three decades Debby has first-hand knowledge of the North Shore's ever changing market trends. She is well known and respected in the area and has a huge network of friends and local contacts. Over the past 11 years Debby has grown a strong and loyal database with whom she communicates with on a regular basis. Her hunger for knowledge ensures she is always current with any changes to local regulations, and in particular the Auckland Unitary Plan. You can rest assured you are in safe hands when choosing to work with her.
Debby is married and lives with her husband Mathew who now works alongside her as her sales associate. Together they enjoy providing an even greater service to their clients. As a team they believe that communication is essential and understand the importance of taking time to listen to their clients and customers.
Family is hugely important to Debby. She has raised two daughters, both of whom attended the local schools, and as a family they have cherished the coastal lifestyle. In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her grandchildren Carter, Kohen and Ava. Over the years Debby has been actively involved in the community and now enjoys contributing back through sponsorship of local events. She also believes in buying local to support our local businesses.
When it comes to buying or selling your biggest asset, it's all about choosing the right agent. Give Debby a call today for up to the minute professional advice.
Debby and Mat exceeded our expectations when selling our property. We could not have asked for more professional, motivated salespeople. We cannot recommend them highly enough. Rest assured you are in very safe hands with these two.Caroline, Sunnynook
"Debby Candy-Gill and Mat Gill came into my home on that first meeting, and I immediately felt like I was not only in top professional, competent hands but I also felt I was with trusted friends! These two real estate salespeople work together to form a formidable duo and they worked tirelessly to help me to sell my house, and to get the best price possible. When I said I would like a certain price, they upped that price and got it for me - incredible! I cannot thank this couple enough for keeping me informed every step of the way and giving me help, advice and extra support when I needed it. Selling a family home is an emotional journey and quite a minefield for some of us, so having Debby and Mat behind me all the way meant I could rest easy at nights. I absolutely recommend these two people to anyone wanting to sell their home in the future!
Thank you, Debby and Mat, from the bottom of my heart."Diana, Torbay
Debby and Mat were extremely wonderful, helpful and hardworking during the whole process of selling our property. They were very well organised and did their best to give us the best result we could have hoped for. It was a pleasure to work with them and we would highly recommend both Debby and Mat to anyone who is looking to sell or buy a property.Pery - Rothesay Bay
"Debby and Mat are a power team! They made the whole process of selling our house easy, rewarding and stress-free, even during COVID-19 Level 3. All the way through the process we received exceptional communication from them covering all aspects. Their level of professionalism and care was out of this world and we always knew we were in good hands throughout the process. They went the extra mile."Nick & Wendy
"Debby and Mat. After working with you for a couple of years now, it is with much pleasure that I write this recommendation. Your knowledge, professionalism, dedication and devotion in every way during the selling process were much appreciated. Your attention to detail was excellent and your communication was amazing! We highly appreciate all your work during every step."Jay, Rothesay Bay
Debby. I wish to say thank you so much for looking after the marketing and sale of our property. All communications were timely and thorough and I would recommend you to anyone looking to market and sell their property.Maurie, Browns Bay
Thank you, Debby and Mat. You have been unbelievably helpful to Karen and I and we appreciate it very much. Your professionalism, honesty and support throughout the whole process of selling our property has been outstanding. At times it has been a daunting experience. Your competency and calmness lessened the stress. For that we say thank you.Carole and Karen, Mairangi Bay
Both you and Mat have delivered yet again! I am very satisfied with the strong auction result that was above all our expectations. I cannot recommend your services highly enough for the professionalism and great market insight you have demonstrated throughout the marketing process.
Also, a special thank you for all the help both of you have given to enable me to get the property to market, especially given that I live in Sydney, I could not have done it without you!
Thanks again and very best wishes.Paul
We really appreciated Debby and Mat’s expert advice, professionalism and support in marketing and selling our property- especially as this was our first time selling in NZ. We are delighted with the outcome and have no hesitation in recommending them.Janet & David
"Debby was excellent from the moment we first set up our inaugural meeting. She kept in touch without being pushy right up until we were ready to go to market. Professional and hard-working, she got more people through our three weeks of open homes than others had combined, in the previous six months! Despite the poor market conditions, she brought buyers to the auction and got us an excellent result on the day, even clinching a final few thousand extra as the hammer dropped.
Her team, including recommended cleaners, stagers and decorators were fairly priced and superb in delivery. You'd be hard-pressed to find a more friendly, professional, tenacious and diligent agent who succeeds where others had failed ...
If I ever want to move again, I'd invite her to sell my new property in the Bay"
"Debby and Mat have been absolutely the most amazing agents we've been involved with through the process of selling our home. They were thorough, diligent and extremely easy to work with. They gave us confidence in getting a result and worked tirelessly to achieve this. We are very grateful and would recommend them to anyone contemplating selling or buying a home."Nicki and Steve, Rothesay Bay
'We were very impressed with the level of personal service from Debby and Mat. They were willing to work with our circumstances and understood our needs, gave us useful advice, worked hard, and achieved a very quick result" -Heather & Richard, Murrays Bay
"Debby & Mathew. Your commitment, attention to detail, enthusiasm, skilled advice and experience guided us to a perfect result. We thoroughly recommend using your services."Mary & David
"Debby helped us to purchase a new property. She struck a great balance of being patient to understand our needs whilst also persisting on behalf of her vendors. Taking the time to understand what was important to us enabled her to work through different options and reach a good outcome for both parties. She regularly kept us informed throughout the process which helped us to make a decision. She was both personable and professional"Shelley & Brett
"Debby and Mat could not have done more to achieve the sale of our home, particularly in a slower market. Right from our first meeting we knew that they would be thorough in working on our behalf, and leave no stone unturned. They treated both us and our home with respect, and nothing was a problem when we needed help in preparing for client viewings or requested privacy at times. Communication was excellent and we felt extremely well informed about the market and the process required to achieve a sale. There were times when things didn't quite go to plan, but Debby and Mat's drive, positive attitude, marketing knowledge and constant reassurance that all would be okay produced a great result in the end"Pam and Paul - Rothesay Bay
"Debby Candy-Gill and Mathew Gill sold my home in three weeks. They are an awesome team. Nothing was too much trouble. Debby was thorough in everything and got the very best result for me. Mat was there helping me with anything and everything to get the house ready for market. Their service was exemplary and I will always employ them again"Faye, Browns Bay
It was a pleasure working with Debby and Mat over the last seven weeks or so resulting in the successful sale of our property in Sunnynook. Communication was prompt, frequent, honest and comprehensive, with great attention to all aspects of the marketing and sale. Advice on what was needed to prepare the house for sale was realistic and proved to be effective. As inexperienced sellers the guidance provided at each stage was much appreciated. We felt fully informed through the entire process. The marketing programme brought a range of prospective buyers to the auction and Debby worked hard with the Barfoot & Thompson team on the day to get a price both seller and buyer were happy with. We would definitely employ their skills again, they make a great team.Paul and Sue (Devonport)
Debby was outstanding! A dedicated professional, a great communicator and hard-working. We followed her advice step by step and were thrilled with the sale on auction day. Such a pleasure to work with both of you. Thank you so much Debby and Mat.Jill and Phillip, Melbourne
Debby Candy-Gill and Mathew Gill from Mairangi Bay office were a dream to work with. Efficient, pleasant and absolutely nothing was too much trouble for them. A difficult transaction, but without their help, we would not have sold. Can't recommend them enough.Lesley & Julian
"We wish to commend the husband and wife team of Debby Candy-Gill and Mathew Gill from Barfoot & Thompson, Mairangi Bay branch, who secured the sale of our home in Murrays Bay. This was done efficiently without fuss, and always with great courtesy. Their attention to detail was great, always punctual and we were happy to work through the process with them both. We wish them well in their future sales and would have no hesitation in recommending them to any prospective clients."Colin and Lois Renall
"Thank you, Debby and Mat for such a well run campaign to sell our home. We did appreciate the open communication and attention to detail, and the outcome speaks for itself. You are a great team and so pleasant to deal with."Lee & Brian
Debby and Mat. An excellent couple and great fun to deal with. They gave us excellent service and kept us very well informed at all times. We particularly appreciated that not only were they both totally professional in their approach, but at the same time they also treated us as personal friends. We thoroughly enjoyed our association with them both."Roy & Mary, Rothesay Bay
Debby was recommended to me by a real estate contact who said she was respected in the area as a well-known local property specialist and Debby didn't disappoint! As overseas vendors, we needed someone that we could trust to go above and beyond the call of duty in our absence. Debby (and Mat) stepped up and managed the entire sale process; from organizing multiple trades preparing the property for sale, working with our tenants, using home-staging, preparing our marketing campaign and working with buyers as the final hammer fell and beyond.
Debby's communication skills are outstanding, making sure that we were fully informed at every stage of the process even though we were overseas. We flew to Auckland for the auction, met Debby and Mat the day before and were briefed on what to expect. We were very impressed with Debby's professionalism and knowledge of the local market. The result on the day was outstanding, the property being sold under the hammer after just a three-week marketing campaign. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Debby and Mat to anyone looking to sell in the future" -
We have greatly appreciated your helpful advice, professionalism, and dedication shown at all times by you and Mat. You helped us through the tender process and made sure that it was a transparent and fair process to achieve a good result in the current market. Well done and thanks again to you and MatAlan & Joy, Torbay
We approached Debby Candy-Gill to sell our investment properties in Browns Bay as we have known her for many years and have watched her achieve great results for other homeowners and units in the area.
Being time-pressed we needed someone with a proven track record and a local area specialist that we could trust to take the stress off us and manage the entire process, from the beginning to the end. Debby ensured we were ready for going on the market, advising us on how to prepare our properties, using home-staging, selecting a sale method and getting our ducks in a row.
Debby has an outstanding knowledge of the real estate market and understands the importance of using various marketing strategies to attract our target market. She is versatile and was able to advise us on how to change tack and adapt the marketing campaign during the sale process, to get the best price for each of our properties.
Debby kept working with us through the sale process to achieve the best price for us and didn't pressure us into a quick sale. We valued her straight up, transparent advice every step of the way. She has an energetic, no stone unturned approach. Her communication skills are second to none, constantly keeping us updated and going the extra mile when communicating with potential buyers.
The best recommendations for a real estate agent are usually word of mouth and a local reputation for professionalism, honesty and sheer hard work on behalf of vendors.
Debby and Mat have all the above in large quantity and make the usually stressful experience so much easier to cope with. Their attention to detail and willingness to go that extra mile to advise and not only achieve a realistic price for our property, but find us another place that met our "bucket list" were so much appreciated.
No queries from us were too trivial for them, and there were plenty in our transaction! Each was answered promptly and in a business-like manner, but accompanied by a relaxed and friendly approach.
The brilliant marketing package achieved 3 offers in the first week and led to a very satisfying sale.
We would thoroughly recommend Debby Candy-Gill and her husband to any of our Family or Friends contemplating selling or buying property in the future.
Yet again, Debby Candy Gill has come up with a great result in selling a property for us, this time ably assisted by her husband Mathew. This is the fourth time that we have retained Debby to either sell or buy a property. On each occasion, she has produced an excellent result and now that she has Mat helping her, the results were beyond expectations! Debby and Mat are a powerhouse of energy and we have no hesitation in strongly recommending that you obtain their services for either selling or buying. Thank you, Debby!Russell & Heather, Murrays Bay
"Debby Candy-Gill was recommended to me by friends who spoke very highly of her. I am very glad that they did as she impressed me with her amazing energy, dedication, professionalism, and drive. She was very honest and upfront with me which was much appreciated and, with her excellent marketing skills, sold my house within three weeks.
Everything was explained to me thoroughly and in great detail, Debby's marketing strategies were excellent and her commitment to me and my sale far exceeded my expectations.
I too would certainly not hesitate to recommend Debby to anyone looking to sell their property."
Angus and I wanted to write to thank you for selling our property - not just because we achieved the right outcome - which is, of course, the goal, but for how you went about it, which was amazing.
After a few years of trying to buy with you, we knew you would be professional and focused and honest, but I truly didn't appreciate how hard working and skilled you (and Mat) were until you were representing us as sellers.
Right from the start, you ensured the process was clear, that our expectations were realistic (and not overinflated) and that we were well advised on how to maximise the presentation and positioning for the auction. We never had to ask twice for anything. You anticipated our concerns and no question ever felt like it was stupid. Overall your communication was exceptional and your responsiveness was amazing - we couldn't have asked for anything more!
Thanks for being so good at what you do!
We have chosen Debby to sell 2 of our properties now. Both times we have found Debby to be extremely professional, thorough and hard working. Debby stays in continued contact and works with you to get the best outcome. Also, Debby will go above and beyond to help out with the resolution of any issues that need addressing. We would definitely choose Debby again and would not hesitate to recommend her to othersAdam & Jen, Browns Bay
It has been a pleasure having Debby and Mat sell our house. They're a great team and they made it so easy. They're professional, energetic and thorough. Debby is a fount of wisdom and good advice. We appreciated her communication throughout the process. We highly recommend them.Jenny and Russell, Murrays Bay
"I have used Debby as my real estate agent for two sales now and would use her again for my next one. The reason is the trust that I have in her to always give me good advice and tell me what she thinks, as well as the effectiveness of her strategies, and the efficiency of her organisation of the process of selling a house. Debby makes it look easy.... and I know it?s not."
"Over the past weeks, I've written to almost a dozen agents to get information on the CV/floor area of properties that interest me. Close to half of them didn't even bother to reply. In contrast, I've found you to be good. You're really good. You're the best that I've come across so far. Based on our correspondence, I find you to be courteous, honest & most importantly, very helpful. I think you're blessed with the skill to anticipate the needs of the potential buyers, just like the comprehensive answers you've provided me that actually addressed all that an interested buyer would likely seek before making the final decision."
"We found Debby & Mat to be very professional when selling our house. The communication both verbally & written was very detailed and easy to follow. They are friendly to work with, and they put a lot of time into researching & contacting people interested in buying our home. We would call them again if we were to ever purchase or sell another property in future"Margaret & Andrew
"Thank you, Debby & Mat, for your invaluable help recently in selling our property in You certainly went the extra mile in assisting us when we needed it and for this, we will always be grateful"Anna & John
"I'm feeling good and enjoying my new place.
I found Debby and Mathew very friendly and helpful and appreciated their help when selling my property in Rothesay Bay and even down to finding a home for my goldfish."
"I just wanted to send you an email to thank you for all your hard work regarding the sale of this section - it was above and beyond what I could have expected. You were incredibly committed from the start and never gave up on achieving a sale for us. It was a very difficult site to sell and you managed to overcome many hurdles to get the end result. I also found your communication at all times amazing and you were a pleasure to work with throughout the whole process.
I don't usually do testimonials but am more than happy to recommend you, without reservation, to anyone looking to sell their property - you are an incredibly fabulous real estate agent!!"
"Thank you very much for all your assistance in both the selling and buying of our new home. As you will know I am a detail person and have asked many questions. I appreciate all your very prompt answers. I also have found your advice on a whole range of matters to be very valuable. I know I have been a high maintenance client and I appreciate your patience and responsiveness. I have bought and sold six times, and built and sold two houses, but have still found I can still learn new more when it comes to selling and marketing a property."Raymond & Annabel, Murrays Bay
"Recently Debby Candy-Gill organised the sale of my mother's house for Browns Bay. We were very impressed with Debby's professionalism, expertise and excellent marketing plan. We would strongly recommend Debby to anyone thinking of selling a house or unit anywhere in East Coast Bays"George Palmer, Torbay
"We have been very pleased that we engaged Debby to support us in selling our family home.
We had noted that Debby had sold many properties in the area with great success. She illustrated a great attention to detail which was reassuring, demonstrating her expertise. She also showed us that she was honest, had a caring attitude whilst acting highly professionally at all times.
We would highly recommend Debby and would like to thank her for her guidance during the successful sale of our home"
"We were really glad that Debby handled the sale our mother's home. At 97 and after living in her home for 45 years where do you begin?
Debby knew exactly what to do and with so much respect for Mum, we were as a family so relaxed. Debby just made it so simple and we knew exactly what she had planned. Top quality advice with a record sale price.
If you want quality, respect and professionalism, you can't pass the commitment and true friendliness that Debby offers. I and my family highly recommended her to you"
"We met Debby in the course of trying to buy one of her listed homes at auction. She helped us through the process and a following auction with advice and support. After missing out on these two auctions she was on our case and very quickly found us the house that we ended up buying. When it came to selling our house the decision to ask Debby to help us was a very easy one. From the first day we met Debby and throughout the process of buying and selling she worked tirelessly to achieve a good outcome. She was in touch daily with updates, support and advice.
She has excellent knowledge of the real estate business and a very clear and level headed approach to each situation that presents itself. She is there to help with the big details and the small ones; always available and willing to go the extra mile. She is professional, kind and caring. Debby did a fantastic job marketing our house - from the advertising campaign of amazing photos and a great video to helping us present the house at its best for the open homes. I whole heartedly recommend Debby if you want to buy or sell a house. Don't look anywhere else! Hopefully we won't need her again but if we did I wouldn't hesitate to call her"
"You read in real estate advertisements how some agents sell homes within four to five weeks, or five to six weeks. In our case Debby sold our home within thirty-six hours with the agreement unconditional four days later. Great work Debby!
Debby has done other work for us in the past, and with her guidance as to preparation and presentation, the sale at auction was very positive, with a very attractive outcome.
Debby always gives 110
to her job, and sets about this with a mature and positive attitude. She possesses an excellent knowledge of her trade and covers feedback to a high standard, be it good or bad"
"We have known Debby Candy-Gill for over 25 years and noted her success with sales in our neighbourhood over the recent years. We were briefed by other sellers of how well Debby had achieved good results, and we have found our outcome to be the same, with a very clean and successful sale.
The selling process, which seemed a daunting prospect, evolved with clarity as Debby gave valid explanations and helped with the bigger decisions and legal requirements. Debby put in extra effort with her hands on participation as required, which was much appreciated. Debby was a great support during this time.
She possesses an extremely good knowledge of real estate in the East Coast Bays area and we would highly recommend Debby Candy-Gill to any future sellers"
"Thank you very much for all your efforts during the open homes and at the auction of our home. We all found you to be a very professional, knowledgeable and pleasant to have at our sides. Your tips were invaluable, and we are sure this all contributed to the very satisfying results obtained at auction.
We can recommend Debby to anyone wishing to sell or buy a home and would request her services, should we buy or sell another home here in NZ. Thanks again Debby!"
"We found this property for sale on realestate.co.nz and came to the open home to have a look. We were quite impressed in our first visit, not only by this fantastic property, itself but also by the nice and friendly reception from you and your husband, and the helpful introduction to the property. Our impression got better and better in the following open home visits, and your follow up contacts and communications with us. Your advice was especially valuable advice to us.
We feel lucky to have won the bidding and really appreciate the professional job you did throughout the process. Thank you again for your hard work."
"We are so pleased we engaged Debby Candy-Gill to market and sell our property. She has been a delight to work with from start to finish. She is very enthusiastic, extremely professional and she kept us fully informed each step of the way. She gave us great advice, and encouraged us to work together as a team to achieve our goal, which was to attain a great price, and to sell on the day. There were no surprises.
Thank you Debby, you told us to "trust me and follow the process" and we are so glad we did"