"Recently we listed our property with Alison Carter. It was a difficult decision as I know so many Real Estate Agents around Christchurch including very close personal friends, family members and past associates. Our decision to choose Alison was driven by strong feedback from a variety of sources. We sold our “as-is, where-is” damaged home on 26th April and vastly exceeded our expectations price-wise.
We put this down clearly and fairly to the amazing job Alison did for us. Her attention to detail, her demeanour, her knowledge of the business, her positive attitude and more importantly her complete professionalism proved to be the complete ingredients that was necessary for a brilliant result. I have purchased and sold many houses over the last 50 years in Christchurch and now at the young age of 72 I found myself dealing with a person who was TRULY EXCEPTIONAL!
I could not thank Alison Carter and Harcourts enough, for sharing this journey with us in a way where smiles mean miles and where dedication reaps rewards for all concerned."
Brian & Melva Keeley
“Alison did an excellent job in marketing our house, and in explaining the ins and outs of the Auction Process. She has a expert eye for detail and ensured that all ducks were lined up prior to auction date. After the open homes Alison provided comprehensive feedback via email and telephone. Her availability was most impressive, and even though I know she is a busy agent, we were made to feel like we were the sole focus of her attention. Alison is ably supported by her team, so at no time did we have to wait for helpful replies to our questions.”
“Agent went the extra mile to manage a couple of problems that needed to be sorted out with out any fuss and facilitated the sales process well in an efficient manner with a good outcome.”
"I really didn't want to go through the process with open homes, auction etc so Carol and Alison showed several people through who were on their contact base. I was impressed with their dedication and professionalism so decided to list with them but they found a buyer for my house just prior to it going on the market - a great outcome without going through open homes etc! Carol has also been proactive in trying to find something for me to buy and I have been most impressed with her warm but professional attitude."
"Alison did a terrific job for me. Although my house was on the market for 6 months, Alison never stopped trying to sell my home. She was polite, friendly, business like, and tenacious. Alison never stopped trying to please her customer, you are lucky to have such a wonderful person working for you. I have had no dealings with Harcourts before, but would recommend Alison to anyone. Thank you Alison."
"Alison was always available, knowledgeable, on time and had the right advice. It was thanks to her I was able to find a house to purchase after the earthquake. We are looking forward to moving back into the Sumner area & being surrounded by friends, and that familiarity we call “home”."
"We have a lot of friends who are Real Estate agents, but decided we wanted someone who was experienced in the area. Alison was the one. We loved her friendly, positive, down to earth communication, keeping us in the loop always. Her wonderful professional experience sold our house promptly and let us gain an optimum price. We would highly recommend her to anyone!"
Mike & Robyn Sultan
“I was given Alison’s name through a friend’s recommendation; I had already made contact with other agents but knew as soon as I met Alison that she was the right person. She had a friendly and professional manner and after looking through my friend’s house was able to speak with confidence about where it fitted in the market. Alison kept me informed every step of the way and included me in any decisions around marketing. I am sure that having Alison as my agent insured an easy and stress free sale. I would highly recommend Alison to anyone.”
“Highly professional agent and very hard working. Knows the market and knows her clients. Alison has a very positive attitude, she is an excellent communicator and she is very direct and honest. I would not hesitate to work with Alison again and would recommend her to any prospective client. She is a star!”
Susan and Jeff Neumann
“We were very appreciative of Alison’s early contact & prompt viewing of the house we ended up purchasing. Alison allowed us to view the property a number of times with no fuss and she was very supportive on the Auction day. Alison is professional at all times but also shows genuine interest. We are very grateful for her efforts.”
Kate Loader & Dan Sullivan
"We have used Alison to sell two properties now with outstanding results both times. Her enthusiasm in infectious and ability to deliver the desired result speaks for itself. I would recommend Alison without hesitation."
Owen & Ann Bradley
"From the moment I first met Alison and asked her some difficult market questions about Sumner, she was forthright and straightforward. I felt that we were dealing with someone who is always completely professional and very knowledgeable about our area. There is no way in the world we could have sold our house ourselves. Watching Alison at work she was always leaning forward, always on task. Personable and friendly, feedback was immediate and comprehensive. Given the circumstances of people’s perception – as opposed to the reality – we probably did well to sell at all. The earthquake has thrown up winners and losers. We could easily have felt like losers, to be honest sometimes I still do, but Alison made the next step in our future happen."
Dale Evenden-Johnson & Murray Johnson
"We bought our house off Alison and found her brilliant. When we needed to sell it again we contacted her straight away. It was a no brainer. We found Alison to be approachable, friendly and knowledgeable from both the buying and selling perspective. She helped/advised us with pesky EQC paperwork. It was no problem at all. Thank you Alison! I would recommend her to anyone. I can’t think of any areas requiring improvement. Our house sold for more than the asking price in less than a week. Amazing."
Jenny & Daniel Fraser
"Alison really listened to us. Her flexibility was easy to work with and good. She was up front, realistic and very knowledgeable about the market, houses affected by the earthquakes etc. Fantastic. Thank you Alison."
"Alison and her team at Harcourts Ferrymead are just the best - they are pleasant, efficient, excellent prompt communicators and they do not give up until they have achieved the best result they can get - all the qualities one would want in a real estate agent."
Heather Davis & Gordon Trotter