20 years of fierce commitment and passionate enthusiasm for the real estate industry has made Maria a well-renowned icon both at Premium Real Estate and on the North Shore.
Maria is a well-motivated and energetic individual who possesses a great sense of humour (and dare we say, infectious laughter), impressive interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels within the industry.
Equipped with a high calibre academic background, Maria is able to draw on her extensive range of skills and knowledge, along with her natural discipline for hard work, thus giving her clients a service that is both hassle-free and results orientated. Maria agrees “there is no magic formula – it’s all about a straight forward approach, having very specialised knowledge of the local market and providing empathetic services to my clients.”
Maria also enjoys a strong community focus through her various charities – City Mission, Hospice and an orphanage in Tanzania which she hopes to visit again soon.
Maria’s interests take in various exploits including travel, languages (5 to date and climbing), music, and focusing on furthering her education in
both real estate and law.
On a more personal note Maria has a penchant for cooking for her family and friends, and in case that wasn’t enough, Maria can be seen most days either walking or swimming on Takapuna Beach – through all seasons.
So take the time to find out for yourself that to work with Maria means you are at the centre of her attention and you have peace of mind that you’re in capable hands throughout the marketing and negotiating process, whether you are purchasing or selling.
Over the past 2 years we have had many dealings with Shannon and Maria of Premium Real Estate.
They have somehow managed to make both the buying and selling processes as stress free as possible with their totally professional and honest attitude. Communication and co-operation would seem to be the watchword!
We would recommend them unreservedly to anyone planning a real estate venture, either
sale or purchase.
When we decided to sell our property in Takapuna, we spoke with three agents and it was immediately clear that Maria was the best choice for us.
Maria’s depth of knowledge around the local market is impressive and her recommendation on the right sales method for our house was spot on. She was able to quickly and accurately give us a confident appraisal on the market value, despite a lack of sales of similar properties in the area in recent times.
At all times we found Maria to be friendly, efficient, motivated and straight-forward to deal with. We were constantly kept in the loop at all stages of the process, from the first meeting through to the settlement date. We always felt that we were top of the list of her priorities, not least of all when she spent a stormy Saturday night driving from one side of Auckland to the other to close the deal!
Most importantly, we had a sold sign up only two days after the house went on the market and with a sales price that exceeded our expectations.
We have no hesitation in recommending Maria to anyone selling their property in the Takapuna area.
Sue and I would have no hesitation recommending Maria to anybody buying or selling a property. We have bought two houses through Maria, and recently sold another property with Maria's help. You can have complete confidence in Maria, who achieved a great sale outcome for us through hard work, commitment and professionalism, all the while maintaining a good sense of humour. Our tenants were also happy to go the extra mile presenting the property favourably as result of the goodwill generated by Maria's home baking and the odd bottle of wine.
Maria showed a high degree of professionalism and had her kid gloves on while selling my parents home. We were behind the eight ball in getting the home ready for the market only just being able to met the dead lines.She kept her head while we kept her on her toes with floods during open home. Great job and a true professional.
From the first appointment with Maria, the service and personal attention we received was exceptional. Throughout the purchasing process, Maria always kept us well informed and maintained a healthy sense of humour much needed during what can be a very stressful period.
Maria’s professionalism and enthusiasm is unequalled in the Real Estate Industry here on the North Shore.
We would have no hesitation in recommending Maria’s services in either selling or purchasing a family home.
To Shannon Doell and Maria Todd
I wish to convey my gratitude to both you ladies and to Premium Real Estate in selling my home in Takapuna.
Your expertise, advice and professionalism, brought the sale of my much loved home to a very satisfactory result to both parties.
Your presence and the Open Homes was very much appreciated, as you worked tirelessly and sincerely in welcoming prospective buyers into my home.
I would recommend to anyone selling or buying a property, to contact either Shannon or Maria, as their vast experience in Real Estate is unsurpassable.
We have known Shannon Doell and Maria Todd for many years, and with our knowledge of their unimpeachable business ethics and impressive results with the marketing of North Shore properties, we were delighted that they agreed to act as our agents when we decided to sell the bungalow in Hillcrest next door to our own home, that we had been renting out for the past 16 years.
We knew the property was in a very desirable location, and after a month or so of low-key but effective advertising, we were able to agree with Shannon and Maria on a realistic asking price.
After just two “open homes”, we were delighted when they advised us that they had found a purchaser who was prepared to pay our asking price and who quickly confirmed the sale as unconditional in February 2014.
Shannon and Maria were totally professional in their dealings with us and kept us fully informed of progress as their sales campaign unfolded.
We are pleased to recommend them to anyone who wants to sell their home, and is looking for professional, knowledgeable agents to manage the transaction.
We engaged Shannon and Maria to market the 234m2 Windermere penthouse apartment that had been home to our parents during their senior years. It was a home with sentimental value and unique lifestyle appeal and, for that reason, we needed sales agents with a respectful, committed approach and clear communication skills to market this property with a fixed price.
Shannon and Maria delivered all of that with professionalism, patience and diligence. They brought us a price close to what we agreed at the outset was a realistic price.
Their ongoing commitment included a Herald display advertising campaign and Herald Homes editorial.
It lifted the profile of the marketing campaign which resulted in stiff competition between two buyers just prior to finalising the sale.
Shannon Doell and Maria Todd were recommended to us as professional North Shore residential property experts. We confidently recommend them as anyone wanting to sell their home.
We have recommended Maria and Shannon to two of our friends who were unable to sell after having a property on the market for many months with other agents. Both properties sold after a short period of marketing by Premium. If you want your ego stroked and expectations raised, these are not the ladies to do it. However, once they have a qualified purchaser they will folllow every opportunity to promote your property and at the same time keep you fully informed on buyer feedback, the market and, most importantly, what it will take for you to sell your property.
David and I would like to thank you for the professional and outstanding service you consistently gave us regarding the sale of our home.
At the time of contacting you, we were under considerable time pressure and the speed that you managed to get the process underway was very important to us. From memory the photography was completed within the day! The timely nature of every aspect of the sale process has continued to the very end.
This was coupled with excellent communication and feedback throughout the process. Your reliable, honest nature gave us the confidence in the process and you also adapted your style to manage us very well. The result was that we very much enjoyed dealing with you and at what was a stressful time was made less so with your involvement.
We felt that the Premium brand and the advertising attracted the appropriate people for our house and you managed to generate good interest and numbers through the open home and interested parties during the week.
We have no hesitation in recommending you and Premium to others wanting to sell or buy a home. We wish you continued success. Thank you once again.
All the Shanahans would like to thank you for the immense time and energy you put into the selling of our home in Sanders Avenue. We very much appreciate your professionalism and dedication and would not fail to recommend you to others in the 'Premium' section of the market.
The Shanahan Family
To Whom It May Concern
I wish to thank you for the way you handled the listing of our property in Sanders Avenue which resulted in being able to move elsewhere. With respect to your professional manner and negotiation skills, not withstanding the declining market at the time, I really appreciated the outcome and I consider the sale amount was at the top end of the market and would certainly recommend you to other possible buyers.
Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and determination in selling our house. You never let us feel that we weren't important on your agenda, which is huge for a vendor and we are really pleased with the outcome.
Sue & Rod
I have known Maria for many, many years as a friend. We have used her for purchases and sales of three homes over the years.
Maria is very professional, informative and always achieves a great result.
I would not hesitate to recommend her services to other potential clients.