Sandy McKenzie

A born and bred Northlander, Sandy McKenzie’s approach to selling property is simple, down-to-earth and refreshing. She has over 20 years experience in the industry, the past 15 years in sales. She has an in-depth knowledge of the advertising/marketing/sales and negotiation aspects of Real Estate. Sandy is professional and unafraid of hard work.
Ultimately, results are Sandy’s greatest testament and they number too many to list.
She would like to introduce the Premium reputation for incomparable expertise and knowledge in the quality end of the Northland real estate market. Your property deserves both the experience and professionalism of the Premium team to achieve the very best result for you.
Sandy is also the Director of Premium Northland Holiday Rentals a complementary business to the real estate, which has a wide range of holiday properties for rent arranging from beach baches to luxury homes.


“Cherie and I have had the pleasure of working with Sandy McKenzie on the purchase and sales of several sections and homes within the Waipu and Langs region over the past 12 years. She has been an absolute blessing to deal with, quite often going well over and beyond her job description to ensure the entire process is easier for us. Sandy is a true professional who takes great pride on delivering everything she commits to. She has a wealth of knowledge, she knows the neighbours, their kids names, their cousins names, so instantly you are introduced and made to feel welcome. We would definitely recommend Sandy McKenzie to anyone looking to buy or sell a home!”

Troy and Cherie Flavell

To the Premium Northland team, A big thank you from the Bakalich family for their professional approach to selling our family Bach. From working open homes, and inspections to a well formed auction at the Auckland office. Not only sourcing material for open homes but also helping with council searches and files. Their knowledge in the Langs, Waipu area is second to none. They even helped in sorting some drainage problems on the property with a professional local building provider. This is our 3rd property transaction with Premium in the past 18 months and will continue to use their services in the future. We love Langs Beach and I’m sure it won’t be too long before we are calling you about a new Bach or section.

Nick and Sally Bakalich

I found both Sandy and Sharon to be honest and diligent in their sales approach and they worked beyond the call of duty to achieve a sale for my lifestyle block. Their approach to buyers was professional but also relaxed. I would have no hesitation employing Premium Real Estate in any future property deals that I may be involved.

C Anderson

I had the good fortune to deal with Sandy some six months ago selling a property I had listed with another major Real Estate Company, this company had a sole agency on this property for 18 months and my instructions were to bring me a sensible offer. None Came. I contacted Sandy McKenzie and requested that she try and sell the property, she agreed to do this, made no request for a sole agency and within 5 weeks she had a sensible offer and the property was sold. I was very impressed with her professional attitude. I have dealt with a number of real estate agents over the years but my dealings with Sandy were by far the most satisfactory, Feel free to contact me at any time.

John Griffin

“Where other agencies failed , Sandy and her team succeeded ! Our niche market property - The Stonehouse Waipu - was not a straight forward one to sell. Sandy did it to the satisfaction of both parties involved : for us as sellers, and for the buying couple. What impressed us most was : her listening and acting accordingly to our wishes; her “ no nonsense approach in the advertising campaign; her persistency (located us in the remotest Swiss Alps when it mattered most ); her flexibility and quick acting; her being a team player; A big thank you from us, well done Sandy!”

B and S Schmid - Waipu Cove

“I just wanted to let you know how absolutely thrilled we were with your efforts in selling our beach home/bach in Mangawhai recently. As you know we had our reservations about not using a “local” agent, but you proved us so absolutely wrong. Your experience & knowledge of the market and the area was second to none and the fact that the property sold within 2 weeks of going on the market, for $185,000 above GV was astounding. We would be pleased to recommend you to anyone looking to buy or sell a property. We wouldn’t hesitate to ask you to market our property in the future.”

F and D Armstrong

“I started to take notice of Sandy’s rapidly growing presence as a Land Agent with her rapidly growing number of sole agencies she had acquired from a very tightly held dominance held by successful agents from other companies. She was like a breath of fresh air moving into the business of property selling. I had no hesitation in nominating her our sole agent for our property sale, which was one of the highest valued in the area. The huge crowd attending the auction were testament to Sandy’s skills and the resulting sale was right up to our hopes and expectations. I would have no hesitation in recommending Sandy as THE person to sell your property and I am sure you will be as satisfied with her efforts as much as we were.”

B Morrison

“This is to advise that we have worked with Sandy McKenzie of Premium Northland, firstly with the purchase of our Langs Beach property in 2002, and more recently with the sale of the property in Feb 2013. On both occasions we found Sandy to be professional, and in particular with the sale we can only admire her perseverance and continued hard work, and time to ensure all went well with the sale. Sandy’s attitude certainly made us very comfortable with the whole process. We would have no hesitation in recommending her for similar negations in the future.”

L & L McKellar

“Sandy is a very professional real estate agent, but at the same time really approachable and informal. She keeps both feet firmly on the ground and gives her honest opinion. We really liked working with her, especially because she’s so down-to-earth. Still, she has a very warm personality and when she made the sales deal we all cheered! Sandy took all the time in the world for our many questions, she’s very patient and doesn’t mind explaining the selling process or legal issues. All in all, she’s professional as well as personal, and she helped us sell our house in only four weeks time.”

M Garau

“Sandy has recently been involved in selling our house and obtaining another property for us, as an Agent for Premium Real Estate in Waipu. She has proved to be enthusiastic, knowledgeable, honest and reliable. Her legal background is of great assistance and we always knew where we stood. Sandy is always well turned out, polite & willing to explain the situation. It has been a joy to work with Sandy, she is always willing to go the extra mile and we would fully recommend her to any prospective client.”

K & E Singleton

“Sandy shows a professionalism and honesty which is so refreshing in these harder market times we are experiencing. She has always been conscientious, reliable and courteous in all of her dealings with ourselves and we would thoroughly recommend her to anyone wanting to list their property.”

J & N Cullen

“Sandy is a very professional real estate agent, but at the same time really approachable and informal. She keeps both feet firmly on the ground and gives her honest opinion. We really liked working with her, especially because she’s so down-to-earth. Still, she has a very warm personality and when she made the sales deal we all cheered! Sandy took all the time in the world for our many questions, she’s very patient and doesn’t mind explaining the selling process or legal issues. All in all, she’s professional as well as personal, and she helped us sell our house in only four weeks time.”

M Garau

“Sandy is hard working, positive and cheerful. Because of the present market my home took a while to sell, but Sandy worked as hard after 12 months as she did in the beginning. She made allowances for my position at the time, offered different options and took a lot of stress out of the final deal even offering to assist in the move. I would definitely recommend listing with Sandy, and in fact already have because of her professional, non pushy, encouraging manner and realistic listing valuation.”

J Nops

“We recently engaged Sandy to sell our unique property at Waipu Cove. Sandy recommended an auction. She very professionally organised every detail of our auction and kept us fully informed through the whole process. We were very happy with the outcome. We also went to Premium Realty and asked Sandy to help us find the property of our dreams. She came up with exactly what asked for. Very happy clients on both transactions. We would definitely have no hesitation recommending Sandy to family and friends or using her services again.”

D and M Wooster

“We found Sandy and Sharon from Premium Real Estate / Waipu Cove to be great to work with in the sale of our property. They were both motivated, enthusiastic and professional and have developed a niche market in coastal real estate with the office location at Waipu Cove helping to facilitate that.”

Steve and Gaylene Grant

“We have recently sold a property at Langs Beach through the team at Premium Real Estate, Waipu Cove. The three agents Sandy McKenzie, Sharon Smith and Andi Dawson worked as a team to market our property and were always positive, informative and professional. When our first offer collapsed through no fault of theirs they were supportive and energetic in remarketing the property. Sandy helped us with advice on how to improve the property to make it more appealing which we accepted and once the improvements were carried out we sold within two months. We are very grateful for all the time and energy they gave us keeping us informed of the plans and progress and I was impressed with their knowledge of the area and local real estate market. We would not hesitate to sign up with the girls from the Premium Waipu team again in the future.”

Maureen and Ilan Paz

We are pleased to recommend Sharon Smith and Sandy McKenzie of Premium Northland without hesitation. We first met Sharon at an open home in Waipu, the property was just what we were looking for and we made an offer of purchase after a second visit. Negotiations started with their Client and we were introduced to Sandy who went over the finer points of the agreement. They worked very efficiently together and never gave up even when the negotiations seemed to stall. We appreciated their calm and patience while working for their client. We only had one condition of purchase and that was to sell our own property in Ruakaka. We gave them the opportunity to appraise our property at 78 Tamure Place and we listed with them shortly afterwards. They were successful in getting us 100% of our asking price after only one open home. Needless to say we were very pleased with the time in which our house was sold. Sharon and Sandy were courteous and prompt keeping us up to date and informed of progress at all times. We are grateful for all they have done for us and wish them all the best for the future”.

Betty Young and Dianne Farmer

We have worked with Sandy McKenzie on two transactions and have found her thorough, attentive and good to deal with. She possesses a strong knowledge of the market in and around Langs Beach, Waipu and Mangawhai (in our case, related to sections / bare land), and uses that knowledge to good effect.
Our most recent interaction with Sandy was seamless and efficient - she sold our section in Langs literally within a few weeks of listing it, and through her network of contacts/potential buyers, achieved a very satisfactory sale price with two parties making offers.
We would use Sandy again and recommend her to those buying or selling in and around the locations above.

Andrew and Debbie Tubb

Sandy McKenzie

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson 2008 - Sales Manager – Northland

Mobile   021 431 541
DDI   09 945 4243
Office   (+64 9) 432 0200

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