Tonya McKay

Tonya McKay

Residential/Lifestyle Sales
Mangawhai Branch
Mobile  021 771 438
DDI  09 402 5018
Greetings Bridget & Tonya. Our thanks to you and the Barfoot & Thompson 'Team’, in bringing our property to a successful...
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Tonya McKay

Residential/Lifestyle Sales
Mangawhai Branch
Mobile  021 771 438
DDI  09 402 5018

About Tonya McKay

We're a Team - Bridget Selby and Tonya McKay
Winners of Numerous Top Awards in Northland and Auckland
Proven, Dedicated and Experienced

#7 Individual Salesperson, Northland Region, 6 months ending Sep 2021
#10 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!

Tonya's properties

What my clients say

Greetings Bridget & Tonya. Our thanks to you and the Barfoot & Thompson 'Team’, in bringing our property to a successful auction outcome.

We may not have been in favour of an auction initially, however we did have a deadline that we were working towards and you were right, it was the best plan for us. Thank you for your clear and constant communication. We were never ‘left wondering’ what was going on. You worked hard on the day and again we thank you.

May the remainder of 2022 treat you all favourably and keep you well.

Wayne & Lin Savage

“Selling one's 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 regards

Wynn 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

"Tonya McKay - The moment we met Tonya, she was genuine and easy to connect with. Her down-to-earth approach added excitement as we viewed the property we now call our home. Tonya delivered on her word, and we felt our needs were well-represented when communicating between the vendors and us. We felt confident in her recommendations and advice. We learnt quickly; Tonya is well known and respected in her community. Because we lived a fair distance out of town, Tonya's connections within her community allowed as to connect with key people who provided a service allowing for a smooth transition to meet critical deadlines. Nothing felt impossible, and Tonya was always open-minded and treated us like a friend. We wish her all the best and thank her for her sincere and caring service."

Betty & James - 25th March 2021

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 regards

Maggie & 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.

Warm regards


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 Tonya McKay and Bridget Selby 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 care

Edhen and Jake

"We would like to say a big thank you to Bridget Selby and Tonya McKay from Barfoot &Thompson 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

I have lived up in the Bay of Islands area for approximately 20 years and have known Tonya for the entire time both socially through the Bay of Islands Swordfish Club and the Duke of Marlborough Hotel and also on a professional level. She has been involved in both selling residential and commercial properties for me and I have also purchased property off Tonya as a Licensed Salesperson. I have always found Tonya to be professional, honest and very ethical and would not hesitate to work with her again in the future.

I have heard nothing but praise and support for Tonya from locals and colleagues alike. I would have no hesitation at all engaging her services in the future. Please do not hesitate to call me if you have any questions.
Yours sincerely

Sir Derek Michael Jepson, Director

I have been a licenced real estate salesperson, predominantly commercial and tourism, for over 20 years in the Paihia area so when it came time to sell our home I knew the best policy was to use an salesperson. I also knew there was only one salesperson that I would entrust this task to and that was Tonya. I have watched Tonya develop as a salesperson and worked with her over the years and to me there was, quite simply, no other choice. Tonya managed to keep her real estate hat on through the process and for the most part I was treated like any vendor. Believe you me that's not easy to do. Tonya dished out the reality when it was needed and she fully appreciated that sometimes being on the inside looking out, even for an experienced salesperson, can be challenging. Tonya is a brilliant salesperson, very professional, hardworking and also a very lovely person.

Stephanie Lucas - Bayview Road, Paihia

We are two elderly folk, and having present and future medical and surgery problems, we placed our one hectare property on the market. The property had a house, garage, many different fruit trees, and four bare land paddocks with stock. Not familiar with selling a property we engaged a real estate salesperson. We genuinely felt their appraisal was too low. By chance we then engaged a real estate salesperson who lived further down the road but was unknown to us. This real estate salesperson is Tonya. From the initial meeting we were thrilled with our choice as Tonya was loyal, totally knew her business, most helpful, and completely dedicated to selling our property. Within three to four weeks Tonya had found a buyer for us, at a more realistic price. Also we both had to go to Auckland Hospital for two weeks, and in that time she did extra work on our behalf, which we did appreciate.

We cannot fault Tonya as a real estate salesperson and know that she has a great future ahead of her. To also relate, she had us in a purchased house with a little garden, in a very short time, before we vacated our farmlet. A great, honest, caring and lovely person to deal with.
Yours faithfully

Mr JR Barron & Mrs CC Barron
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