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Marc and Wendy are sales consultants forTotal Realty Real Estate   
"Marc and Wendy are genuine upfront agents, a pleasure to deal with.
We both felt happy to put our trust in Marc and Wendy."
A Small Sample Of What Our Clients Say About Our Performance

 

 

Highly recommend Total Realty. House sold after 2 open homes for above asking price. Why pay more than 1% with others when you get the same service ?? Thanks Total Realty
- Randell (13 Patterson Terrace, Halswell) November 2014

I would highly recommend Total Realty to people, some think 1% commission therefore less service than another agency with 4% commission. That is so not the case and you get such excellent value for money, regular and honest communication and an agency that really knows its stuff esp in regards to EQC issues. They had far better knowledge of the Halswell market, were honest and straight up to deal with and were very professional in their manner and dealings
- Kirsten (47a McMahon Drive, Halswell) November 2014

Really personable agents who filled us with confidence that they could sell our house. Everything was straightforward and honest. Personality of Marc and Wendy played a large part. In addition there was nothing that the other companies could offer that they couldn't.
- Michelle (30 Mariposa Crescent, Halswell) October 2014

Wendy and Marc really know their stuff.  They done an outstanding job for us with the sale of our property.  They told us it would sell within the week for x amount, they were 100% correct.  They kept us up to date with everything along the way, which was very reassuring.  Our lawyer even commented on what a great job they done and said they really know what they are doing.  Thanks guys you were outstanding :)
- Islay and Aaron (2/80 Brynley Street, Hornby) October 2014

Great service from start to finish!
- Kathleen (9 Kilbride Gardens, Halswell) September 2014

Met Marc and Wendy at an open home and they were friendly, professional and great to deal with. Fantastic service, property sold for above our expectation and the communication was excellent
- Angela Monro (16 Penruddock Rise, Westmoreland) August 2014

Marc and Wendy were really prepared and had a great understanding of our area. Also the 1% commission is fantastic. We really enjoyed selling with them. Our house sold so fast and we got a great price for it. I would have no hesitation in recommending or using them again.
- Aimee Patchett (7 Hedge Close, Halswell) July 2014

I found Marc and Wendy very lovely. They gave me a rough idea on what we would get for our house, and they were very straight up with me. Great experience, would definately use Marc and Wendy again, they were always available when I had questions, and helped us with a fast sale.
- Sam and Mark (5 Ensign Street, Halswell) July 2014

Marc and Wendy were recommended by someone we totally trust, which proved to be a great recommendation. A very easy process, explained clearly with no misunderstanding and no stress.  A pleasant experience for an emotional thing to sell the family home.
- Yvonne Borrill (100 Richardson Terrace, Opawa) July 2014

We chose Wendy and Marc because of the low commission and the good results they had achieved in the area. Overall a good experience. Ended up selling to a couple that came through when the house was on private sale however the low commission structure made the sale achievable.
- Pete S (16 Goldney Close, Lincoln) June 2014

Marc & Wendy are a great team to work with and totally professional in their approach & presentation at all times. They spent time with us discussing the different selling options available, listening to us & then presenting the best marketing strategy for our house and circumstances. We truly believe this approach was the main reason our house sold for the price we wanted at our first open day. We would definitely recommend them.
- Liz and Mike (4 Goldney Close, Lincoln) May 2014

Both Steve and I want to pass on our gratitude for all the hard work you have done for us (purchasers) in regards to Lantern Lane. We are well and truly impressed by your service levels - something we have rarely come across in the realty sector. Once again - many thanks and appreciation. All the best.
- Helen and Steve (purchasers in Halswell)

My experience with Total Realty from listing through to completion of sale was fantastic. I contacted Marc and Wendy after being advised not to go to the 1 percenters by other agencies as apparently they would undersell our property to get a quick sale. From the outset of our first meeting with Marc and Wendy they committed to achieving a price we were happy with. They were a pleasure to deal with and delivered the promise every step of the way. Their approach put us at ease and took the stress out of the sale process. The price they achieved for us was significantly higher than what other agents had suggested we would get for our property. I would recommend Total Realty to anyone selling a property.
- Martin O'Connor (62B Sabys Road, Halswell) April 2014

Couldn't rate Marc & Wendy highly enough, they have represented us well - achieved a fantasic price for us & have been lovely & professional to deal with.
- Donna Creighton (51 Eaglesome Ave, Halswell) March 2014

Wendy and Marc presented a very professional and friendly service for us. Very pleased with the outcome and overall experience. Could not recommend them highly enough.
- Stephen Harris (8 Sommerville Cres, Halswell) February 2014

Marc and Wendy were fantastic! Went out of their way to take on our listing with only weeks before Xmas. Great result, would highly recommend them
- Tony and Emma (3 Dunaverty Place, Yaldhurst) January 2014

Very good experience. Made our first time selling a good experience. Great salespeople, lovely people. Would definitely recommend them to others.
- Melissa (8 Bahama Place, Hornby) January 2014

Friendly and professional to work with. Had every confidence in their ability and knowledge. Made the whole process as easy as possible.
- Janette Frier (4 Crocus Lane, Halswell) December 2013
Chosen because: seen at other open homes

Took every measure to be stress free. Great communication. Overall exceptional service. Lovely couple who gelled with us.
- Jenny and Peter Wright (8 Addison Place, Halswell) December 2013
Chosen because: seen at prior open home

First class professional service. Outstanding result following the first and only open home. Extremely knowledgable team. Hope they will be happy to list my rental next year.
- Kath Tarpey-Ward (25 Westlake Drive, Halswell) November 2013

Friendly - Understanding - Outstanding
- Jim and Lenore Brittain (168b Springs Road, Hornby) November 2013

Wendy and Marc did a great job, our home sold so quickly (we cannot believe it was all done and confirmed within two weeks). Thanks again you were great to work with.
- Joy and Ray Worsford (32 Rempstone Drive, Halswell) October 2013
Chosen because: referral

Marc and Wendy were very helpful and surpassed our expectations, ie: did beyond what we thought they would do. The house sold very quickly as they said it would. We are very happy sellers. Very good communication, we cannot fault them. Thank you for a great service.
- Don and Keren Pierce (2 Coronado Place, Russley) October 2013

I chose Total Realty as I liked the commission rate and after reading about the company online. I was convinced I would get my property sold for the best possible price without comprising on any of the other important aspects that other companies charge for. We developed a rapport from our first meeting and I had full confidence right from that moment on. I was not disappointed.
- Trish Anderson (68a Cobra Street) September 2013
Chosen because: read about Total Realty online (and we all love cats)

We first met Wendy and Marc at an open day for a house they were selling. We were so impressed with their friendly and professional manner that they were the first people we thought about to sell our own home.
They worked hard to get the top dollar for our property and kept us informed every step of the way. It was a pleasure to deal with them and we will not hesitate to recommend them to friends and family.

- Garry and Karen Beaumont (11 Eaglesome Ave, Halswell) September 2013
Chosen because: they had seen us at an open home

Marc and Wendy were excellent from start to finish with the sale of our home. Their communication was instant and we always felt we knew clearly what was happening and what to expect. Our sale price was excellent and sold within a very short time frame. Our sincere thanks to them both.
- Sybrand van Schalkwyk (33 Fern Drive, Halswell) August 2013
Chosen because: referred from previous clients

Down to earth, honest and professional. Wendy is up to date with the paperwork. They know what they are talking about and easy to talk to. Would recommend them.
- Colleen and Shane (2 Okuku Place, Hornby) August 2013
Chosen because: they had seen us at an open home

Both Marc and Wendy are professional and friendly and made us feel confident that we would receive the best price for our property, which we did. We would happily list another property with them and intend to do so later this year.
- Kathy Dixon (80 Foremans Road, Hornby) July 2013

Marc and Wendy sold for me four years ago and are still as passionate and professional as they were then. I cannot understand why anyone would want to go to any other company. Thanks Total Realty for caring for Christchurch.
- Carmen Gilcrest (42 Somerville Cres, Halswell) July 2013
Chosen because: previous clients

We had three different estate agents through our house. Wendy and Marc were our choice as we felt they were honest, knew the market and local area well. They were down to earth and most importantly didn't pressure us in any way.
- Kathryn Fallon (3 Balcairn Street, Halswell) June 2013

Wendy and Marc were fantastic. We purchased through them and sold our house with them as well. They really looked after us and I am going to miss them.
- Lucy Evans (39a Nottingham Avenue, Halswell) June 2013

Marc and Wendy sat down and talked one on one without pushing, listening to where we wanted to go, then handled the whole process extremely well. Brilliant people.
- Andy Simmonds (3 Mallet Place, Halswell) June 2013

What a great team! Made the process of selling our home so easy - sold at the first open home. Wouldn't hesitate to use Wendy and Marc again. Friendly, professional, knowledgable.
- Amy Collins (39 Marquess Ave, Halswell) May 2013

We had a wonderful experience. We found Wendy and Marc to be efficient, professional and experienced. A pleasure to deal with.
- A. Mulligan (24 Manhire Street, Somerfield) May 2013

We were very happy with the service we received from Marc and Wendy. They worked very hard to make sure the sale on our house went unconditional so we didn't miss out on a house we had put an offer on.
- Toni Pettitt (27 Nottingham Avenue, Halswell) May 2013

I was very satisfied with the service that was given to us. I would give Marc and Wendy 100%
- J.F Gaskell ( 40 Blakehall Place, Hoon Hay) April 2013

Marc and Wendy were fantastic to deal with. Very professional and totally upfront and honest with the whole deal Would recommend to everyone.
- Wendy Jackson (66 Roydon Drive, Templeton) April 2013

We started to look around at local open homes and came across many real estate agents, when coming to sell our house we knew there was only two people we trusted to do a great job, Marc and Wendy took the time to get to know us and what we had done to the property, they had answers if anyone had any questions, always putting us first, next time we sell, they will be our first phone call. - thank you for doing an amazing job
- Troy & Helen (58 Checketts Ave, Halswell) March 2013

Couldn't fault Marc and Wendy. To acheive the sale of our house there were a few hurdles with our conservatory but they remained so postive which fed through to us, so knew it would be resolved. Would have no hesitation in having future dealings with them and have already recommended them to friends and family.
- Jennifer and Ted Neumann (60 Barrington Street, Cashmere) March 2013

Wendy and Marc always go the extra distance which makes them stand out from the other agents.
- Sandra Leys (Wrights Road, Spreydon) February 2013

Marc and Wendy were professional and organised in planning the sale of my home. Everything went smoothly thanks to them. Efficient and effective in all the process, making it a stress free experience. Very much appreciated.
- Angela Wright (3 Stanaway Close, Halswell) January 2013

Thank you all so very much. I first met Marc and Wendy at the end of October when I had three appraisals completed on my home (2 from other company's). I chose Marc and Wendy after having already done some market research and also due to the enthusiasm and professionalism of their presentation to me.
As I live in Oamaru I did not meet with them again until 7 November when I signed all the necessary paperwork and the photographer took the photos. The first open home was held on Sunday 10 November and by Monday the 11th I had 4 offers on the table. Subsequently my home was sold and the money was in the bank by 7 December.
This most incredible journey in the space of one short month was outstanding. I cannot praise enough the way they handled everything. Communication, presentation, and total commitment to selling my property was fantastic. The legal secretary who dealt with Marc and Wendy also was very impressed as she had no trouble getting answers and results to her enquiries during this time. My lawyer and the same legal secretary were amazed with the commission due as we have no 1% sales teams here in Oamaru and they asked me twice did I have this right.
Last but not least after the sale was completed on Friday 7 December I received a cheque in the mail on Saturday 8 December. Just one day after the sale for the unused part of the marketing money which had been paid up front. All this without even asking for it.
Once again thank you all for making this all happen. The quality of service I recieved was more than I have ever recieved from any previous 3-4% commission agents.
- Joanne McGaughey ( 3-72a Springs Road, Hornby) November 2012

I have been meaning to send you a lovely home-made thank you card for weeks now... well I’m still working on that, so I thought I would send you a thank you e-mail in the mean time!   THANK YOU!!!!    I really do think you guys are just the best.   Despite the obvious stressors and decisions that go with selling a house, you guys went out of your way to make it smooth sailing and were so kind and generous in your support of the big task we had in getting ready to sell quickly!   Your communication was fabulous and we really REALLY appreciated your warmth and honesty.   We think that the way you and Total Realty work is the best and will always and forever recommend you whenever we get the chance.
- Michelle Trudgeon (Stourbridge Street, Somerfield) November 2012

Listed - sold - got great results. Much better than previous real estate agents.
- Leo (10 Brixton Street, Hornby) October 2012

Marc and Wendy sell houses; quickly, efficiently and with a very high level of committment to completion. It's as simple as that. Very highly recommended and worth every cent.
We were selling an old, slightly earthquake damaged property in Christchurch, while travelling in Western Australia. Marc and Wendy managed the sale process efficiently and got us two good offers from the first open home.
Their communication was good; we were kept well informed of any issues and they helped us resolve them.
They were excellent at keeping the buyers interested and motivated during a somewhat fraught post-offer negotiation period.
Overall we are extremely pleased with their level of professionalism, committment and determination to keep the sale process on track.
We would strongly recommend them.
- Chris Lampard and Carole Livesey (159 Selwyn Street, Spreydon) October 2012

Marc and Wendy did a fabulous job and got us a great result. Easy to work with and very positive and supportive throughout the whole process.
- Gavin and Megan Harwood (3 Neave Place, Hillmorton) July 2012

This was the best experience by far, having bought and sold 3 homes prior. Thank you very much for a professinal service. We have passed on your name to friends and family. Once again thank you.
- Sharon and Bart Thompson (36 Kinsella Crescent, Halswell) June 2012

Just a short note to thank you for the smooth sale of our property. It was a pleasure to deal with you both and if you ever need a referral please do not hesitate to contact us, it would be our pleasure to recommend you and your services to anyone.
- Jennifer Rea (26 Kinsella Crescent, Halswell) June 2012

Our experience was fantastic. The agents were so onto it, kept us informed throughout - couldn't have faulted them. Thank you!!
- Karen and Brent Conlan (4 Martell Place, Hoon Hay) May 2012

Prompt, efficient and hassle-free experience. Marc and Wendy kept us well informed throughout the selling process.
- Mike Fowler - out of town vendor (76 Kaniere Avenue, Hornby) May 2012

Marc and Wendy were outstanding selling our house, lovely people to deal with.
- Jeanette Rooney (23 Rolleston Drive) April 2012

Great to do business with. Would recommend Total Realty to everyone selling.
- Pamela Wilson (8 Bronte Way, Rolleston) April 2012

We would recommend Marc and Wendy to anyone selling their property. They were very professional and friendly. Although we live in Australia we were kept well informed at all stages.
- C Sparks ( 454a Main South Road, Hornby) March 2012

Marc and Wendy were fantastic. They kept us well informed with open homes and general feedback. The advice they gave us was most helpful during the sales process. Thoroughly recommend!!
- C Kleiss (7a Mathers Road, Hoon Hay) March 2012

After dealing unsuccesfully with a H******** agent our experience could not have been more different with Marc and Wendy. They were professional yet easy to talk to, fantastic at keeping us informed and always very positive as well as selling our house in a timely manner.
I would always recommend Marc and Wendy, they will get you results.

- H Travethan (15 Glen Arrife Place, Halswell) February 2012

Having had experience before, which we don't rate, made us very cautious in choosing Total Realty. This has been a dream sale. Marc and Wendy did exactly what was required and our sale happened within a week.
- E and B Finlay (12 Rooney Place, Halswell) February 2012

Marc and Wendy provided fantastic service that was above and beyond what I was expecting. They kept me informed and provided information and acheived a great result for me. Thanks heaps - greatly appreciated.
- A Scott (9 Granton Lane, Spreydon) January 2012

We chose Marc and Wendy over 5 other real estate agents and it was the best choice. Marc and Wendy have been totally professional, prompt and listened to our needs at all times. They negotiated for buyer and seller so well that both parties were happy. We would highly recommend Marc and Wendy and have recommended them to friends already.
- The Kimbers (56 Nottingham Avenue, Halswell) January 2012

Wendy and Marc are both friendly, approachable and efficient. Honest appraisal with helpful suggestions. I would recommend them to anyone who intends to buy or sell. A very satisfied seller
- D Waugh (20a Aylmer Street, Somerfield) December 2011

Me and my wife found Wendy and Mac very honest, reliable,and professional I recommended to one of my friends and they did sell their property through Wendy and Marc.
- Gils & Daliya Joseph (24 Dunstan Crescent, Hornby) November 2011

Marc and Wendy from Total Realty gave me expert advice on how to present the property. They kept me informed throughout the process and delivered on their promises resulting in a quick sale.
- C Beardsley (1/170 Grimseys Road, Redwood) October 2011

Marc and Wendy are absolutely amazing. From the beginning and exceptional job. Both of them kept us well informed. Would recommend them to everyone. 
- P Shaikh (Oriana Cres, Hornby) October 2011

When planning on selling our home we were unsure that we wanted to put ourselves through the stress of dealing with agents and the flow of people that would come through our home; Marc & Wendy did such an amazing job that we should never have worried.

Its not often these days that you get to deal with people and companies that give you the utmost respect and treat you as humans; Marc & Wendy with the backing of Total Realty went above and beyond our expectations doing an amazing job of putting us at ease, treating us with respect and ensuring that the entire sales process went smoothly.

We will be and have recommended Total Realty to everyone that we talk to about the sale of our house; I could go on all day about how impressed we are but wont :)

Thank you Total Realty and a special thank you to Marc & Wendy – we will be forever grateful.

- R Collins (Dryden Ave, Rolleston) September 2011


I found Marc and Wendy very friendly and professional. The whole exercise went very smoothly with really early results. I would recommend Total Realty to anyone for their friendly service and prompt attention, not to mention their really attractive fees.
- S Wallace (6a Dalkeith Street, Hoon Hay) August 2011

Thanks so much for all your help and support, it is really appreciated; we felt very grateful to have you as our agents.  
- D and C(Penrith Ave, Sommerfield) August 2011

We really appreciated the help given by Marc and Wendy in the marketing and selling of our house. A great result was acheived for us and it was done with no pressure. We would certainly ask Marc and Wendy to act for us again.
- D and C again (Penrith Ave, Sommerfield) August 2011

Hi Wendy and Marc
Thanks for your letter, I am impressed. This is my 4th house and the little extras that you do certainly impress
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- Sandra (Cicada Place, Hornby) July 2011

Team Marc and Wendy managed the sale of our property with professionalism and integrity. Their committment did not waver and their communication was always friendly and efficient. They guided us through an arduous time with support, understanding and helpful advice. A big thank you from the Clements family.
- Steve and Vicky (Halswell Junction Road, Halswell) May 2011

The service and personal attention we received from Marc and Wendy was exceptional. Throughout the whole sale process they constantly provided us with useful tips in which to best showcase our home and heaps of  support with regards to the progression of potential offers on our home. We are happy to say that their knowledge of the housing market and their understanding of the official processes in hand to protect us as clients is extremely reassuring. We really felt that Marc and Wendy were looking after us – something that is greatly missing from a large number of real estate firms. We know that Total Realty only charge 1 % commission, but we never felt like the service they gave us was second rate, we were always provided with outstanding and professional service.

We would highly recommend Team Marc and Wendy to help you in this financially significant process, they will really look after you!

p.s. And Clementina will always remember you both for the Chuppa Chups..... ;-)
-Yolanda, Tony and Clementina (Birchfield Close, Prebbleton) May 2011

I am so happy we chose you guys, the add is awesome!!!
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Kristie J, (Cobra Street, Halswell) April 2011

Marc and Wendy did a great job for us and would use them again if we sold another house .
- D and T Lennon (1 Bernadette Street, Halswell) March 2011

Marc and Wendy are genuine upfront agents, a pleasure to deal with. We both felt happy to put our trust in Marc and Wendy.
- K and A, (Glenburn Place, Avonhead) Feb 2011

We found Marc and Wendy to be highly professional and thorough in the manner in which they conducted the sale process. At all times they were accessible, helpful and friendly., which made the experience pleasant and unstressful.
- Dianne and Pete, (Norris Street, Prebbleton) Jan 2011

And also thank you to both you and Wendy for your lovely comments you put on the card that you left on Saturday afternoon – that meant a lot....
- Kind regards Y, (Prebbleton) Feb 2010

We both thank you for your time and professionalism, we were glad to have gone with you. You did a great job advertising and were positive representitives of the house. Your service was great!
- Jenna and Sam (Bentley Street, Avonhead) December 2010

"You guys are amzing, thanks so much. Wendy you are on the ball. Great couple. Thanks, we are so lucky to have chosen our agents wisely."
- J Pettitt (Worcester Street, City) March 2010

Everything went smoothly and we were so glad to get the sale we did in such a tough market. Marc did a really good job in keeping us up to date and being realistic about the market situation.
- Nick and Julee ( Breezes Road, Avondale) Nov 2010

Very friendly agents, easy to deal with. Would use Marc and Wendy again.
- Brent and Cathy (Travis Road, New Brighton) Nov 2010

Marc and Wendy worked together as a great team. We had a very busy week with a large open home. Marc and Wendy managed it very professionally and provided me with an excellent result. Couldn't fault them at all.
- Carmen (Capri Lane, Hoon Hay) Oct 2010

"He did a very good job. Advising and supporting all the way along. Very pleased with his service".
- G Ugazzi (Bowenvale Avenue, Cashmere) Nov 2009

"Will use Marc and Wendy again - great couple - easy to relate to"
- R Eberhard (Tilford Street) Oct 2009

"Marc was fantastic and I feel we made a friend as well as sold our home. Couldn't have been better"
- P French (Forbes Street, Beckenham)

"I found Marc and Wendy to be very professional in their approach. They provided sound advice and worked well as a team. I was particularly impressed with their help prior to our decision to list the property.
They communicated well throughout the process and gave the impression they were working hard on my behalf.
They achieved a result which was beyond my expectations in a short period of time. Well done team!"

- John (Butler Street, Opawa)

Marc and Wendy have been very helpful in all ways and I definitely recommend them to anyone who has a house to sell.
- J Lamb (Halswell Road)

 

 
 
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