I’d like to give you a little introduction about my personal / professional background.
My partner and I immigrated to New Zealand from Germany 20 years ago, and love living here.
Our property is located on approx. two 2 acres out of town in Matarau. Great area, lovely community – our real HOME now.
I have been working for more than 20 years in the building/legal department of
the local District Council in my home district in Germany.
We moved up North in 2003, and I started Realestate within a bigger franchise company in Whangarei. I totally liked, dealing with customers (buyers as well as vendors), but the amount of competition within the company was not really motivating me to work as positively as I would have wished to do it.
Therefore we set up our own business (CASA Real Estate) in 2007. We couldn’t have done a better move. CASA is a locally owned, and a Boutique agency. We are mobile. That means, our office is out at Matarau, utilising top notch IT equipment, servicing CASA owned international websites, taking our own aerial shots and at the same time, we can offer a much lower commission rate to our customers, as we don’t have the overheads and or franchisee fees, bigger companies in town have to charge their customers through a higher commission rate.
Hardly anybody is looking in shop windows anymore, to buy a property. It’s all done online now.
We can offer the same service – if not more through our individual approach, and we deal with a bigger amount of overseas purchasers through our German (covering Switzerland, Austria etc) and UK website.
In the meantime selling Real Estate has become one of my passions. I love selling lifestyle (but also the occasional residential property) I won’t take many listings on board. I’d like to list some, and sell them first – rather than having too many on my books, at the same time. This way I can assure my customers, that they will get regular and detailed feedback all the way at least until settlement date. That’s called a stress-free selling process, with the best results for YOU.
We came across Andrea through her selling three of our neighbour's lifestyle blocks. When we decided to sell our property, we signed up with Andrea from Casa Real Estate. It was not an easy decision; we were selling a very expensive and unique property and the initial thought was to go with a big Agency; however, going with Casa Real Estate was the right decision and one we never regretted .
Andrea is a highly efficient and very caring person. Her ethics and honesty in her dealings are beyond reproach. The level of feedback, not only t o us as the Vendors, but also to any of the prospective Purchasers, was most recommendable. We were kept entirely in the picture as to what was going on at all times.
Andrea has not only worked tirelessly to get a sale, but importantly, enabled the best possible financial outcome for us. She above all was working for us.
Casa Real Estate also has very comprehensive overseas web-sites. Andrea speaks fluent German and two of our neighbouring properties were sold by her to overseas buyers.
Andreas' partner, Hardy, is an expert with Aerial Photography and Computer knowledge. Always in the background, he does an exemplary job with all the support work. During the time Andrea had our property listed, many of the prospective Purchasers approached her because of the excellent marketing material.
The service we received was second to none, although the fees Casa Real Estate charges are probably some of the most favourable available.
We have bought and sold many properties in the past and have never had the pleasure to work with such an efficient Agency as Casa Real Estate.
If you are considering listing your property for sale, you are welcome to verify this reference by calling us. It would be a pleasure to recommend Andrea and Casa Real Estate. On her card she states "Where service becomes reality" and she certainly more than lived up to that statement.
Steen Andersen and Vivianne Green.
Hi Andrea, A wee note of thanks from Judy and I for the professional and friendly manner in which you and your company, Casa Real Estate, handled the sale of our property and the purchase of our new home. From the time of our first contact your genuine desire to help us and see that our wishes were paramount in your thinking were obvious.
For various reasons, usually work related, Judy and I have bought and sold several times over the last ten to fifteen years and have dealt with many real estate agents. You, Andrea and your company, Casa Real Estate, stand out the best we have dealt with.
You came to our property and, after a thorough inspection, gave us your opinion of what we could expect to receive for the property. the figure you quoted was better than Judy and I had expected. You said you had clients interested in our type of property, Lifestyle, and were sure they would be interested. We had a visit from one of these clients and a firm offer within a week of going on the market. Amazing. They now live there!
The purchase of our new property was also handled in a highly professional manner. You knew what we wanted and that's what you showed us. You showed no bias to any property, whether one of your listing or that of another agency. You advised us of any draw backs you could see in a property and also mentioned anything you thought we should discus with the selling agent. Thanks for the time and effort you put in taking us the many properties we looked at.
Judy and I cannot recommend your company high enough.
Errol and Judy Edlin
Although we were getting ready to put our property on the market we had no idea whom to approach as none of the “big” companies stood out as offering anything more than the rest.
However I then had the pleasure of meeting Andrea Faust of Casa Real Estate when I answered an advertisement she had placed on behalf of her clients who were searching for a lifestyle property with some fairly specific attributes.
Consequently our property was sold within just a few weeks to these clients without the need for us to pay for marketing plans or without having to have multiple inspections by different parties, thus saving us money and stress.
Andrea has impressed us with her friendly and approachable manner, her absolute professionalism, and proactive thinking – we recommend her most highly. She responds immediately to messages and has kept us fully informed throughout the sales process, and has demonstrated patience and understanding constantly, something we were very grateful for.
We found Casa Real Estate to be just the right fit for us – small enough to care, together with a thorough knowledge of the local market. Their rates were highly competitive and at the same time we were very satisfied that they achieved a very good price for our property. A complete Win/Win!
Samantha & David Fox
It is a pleasure to give a testimonial to the skills, performance, and professionalism of Andrea Faust, and her company Casa Real Estate of Northland, New Zealand.
Andrea and Casa have successfully marketed two properties for me in Northland: a large house on one acre of land overlooking the Whangarei Harbour, and a bare block of forested land up at Takou Bay, near Kerikeri.
In both instances, Andrea was outstanding in her ability to assess the market, to understand our needs as vendors, and to perfectly match the property to the needs of the purchasers. She came to visit the property in Kerikeri and get a real sense of its unique qualities and value as well as marking the boundaries and asking plenty of questions that prospective buyers wanted to know. She was able to extend the market to overseas prospects and use technology to get the property to
the right people in the right places at the right time. Andrea is exceptional as a real estate professional because she takes an active and not passive
approach. So many land agents I have dealt with in the past were happy to take our money to advertise, then they sat back and waited for prospects to somehow eventually arrive. Andrea used the advertising dollar very strategically and effctively and was very active and progressive in seeking eligible buyers and connecting them very effectively with the properties.
She has a real sense for knowing what a purchaser is looking for and helping them find it. Such customer service to both vendor and purchaser is rare in the real estate industry today. Andrea works hard to earn the trust and respect of her vendors and purchasers whom she treats like valued clients.
I can recommend Casa Real Estate and Andrea Faust as outstanding performers in the real estate field. Andrea is a person of integrity and capability, who doesn’t just talk a good line, as so many land agents do, but really delivers the results. We were so favorably impressed with Casa and with Andrea as our real estate professional that we
have recommended her to friends, and again with outstanding results. None of the so-called ‘big players’ in the real estate field have shown anything like her drive, her integrity and her hard work for her clients.
Auckland, New Zealand
It's all about service and going the extra mile. My focus is you, right from the start to the finish line. I'm 100% committed to achieving top results for you.
With a real estate career spanning many years, Rita operates with a policy where service is always the number one priority. Rita's previous career experience focussed on customer service and this is her biggest asset as a real estate agent.
Rita has a dedicated customer focus that means there is always effective and clear communication to ensure all options are explained, complete understanding of clients needs and to implement a high quality marketing program that delivers the results you're expecting.
When you work with Rita, you aren't just getting service for one property - you're getting service for life. The relationship doesn't end once a contract becomes unconditional, it continues and Rita will always be here as your trusted real estate adviser, no matter what the query or concern. Rita's passion for making people happy is what makes her a great salesperson and her referral network is a testament to that.
After moving to Whangarei from Germany with her Kiwi husband in 1996 she has incredible love for this area. In her spare time you can find her enjoying the outdoors, staying fit and active by exploring, hiking and socialising with friends and family.
Rita's enthusiasm for Whangarei carries through her work and her customers know that she is genuinely excited to work hard with them to sell and buy properties in Northland.
Rita is really a fantastic real estate agent. She sold our house under difficult circumstances and went above and beyond in terms of sorting everything out. She kept us informed of every step along the way, held open homes in a storm, held the faith when we were ready to give up, held our hand through the process. Selling your house is stressful ( made more so because we were selling from Australia so Rita organised all the trades, inspections etc and negotiated good rates for it all!) She made the process painless and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her highly. We have had many real estate agents before Rita and she out shone them all.
Charlotte Evans, Australia.
Rita is hands down amazing ! She has passion and drive and knows how to market a property. Rita brings with her a high level of professionalism and attention to detail all while being approachable and caring !!!! We had an offer fall over at the last minute due to finance but by the following Saturday barely a week later Rita has brought us a multi offer !!!!! Honestly I can't recommend Rita enough when selling or buying a house. Absolutely a pleasure to deal with the whole way through. If you want your property to have that sold sticker on it then this is the lady to do it. THANK you so so much !
Rita has been the best choice for us regarding the sale of our home. Rita was honest and realistic in helping us price our house. Rita went beyond her duties to make our nervous time a little easier. If we were buying or selling again in Whangarei, we will have no hesitation in choosing Rita to help us accomplish our dream. Thank you Rita for all you have done in helping us keep calm in that nerve wracking time.
We were delighted with the help Rita gave us when we decided to sell our home. She was very informative about the sales process, and let us know exactly what to expect. She gave us great pointers about how to best prepare our home for sale and provided us with really excellent feedback after every open home. With Rita's expertise we sold our home within weeks and were very happy with the outcome. I would definitely recommend Rita to anyone looking to sell their property.