Linda Smith

My wife and I marketed our home at 3B Tamahunga Drive, Matakana with Jim and Linda through August/October 2018. I had known Jim professionally for probably 30 years and that contact was the reason we chose Premium in the first place as I considered his experience and knowledge of the vagaries of the residential property market to be without peer. We first met Linda in June 2018 when we entered into an agency agreement and were immediately impressed with her energy and efficiency.

The marketing programme was extensive and thorough and 1 believe our property had the maximum exposure we could have hoped for-the photography was outstanding and the whole presentation was immaculate. We had a series of open home viewings which Linda largely ran; like clockwork I must say and she made what can be quite a challenging process extremely easy on us.

Looking back I believe our property was well received in the market place and there was an encouraging level of interest. However I also believe that at about that time, September/October 2018, the market was turning; evidence was properties were starting to take longer to sell and the resultant softening in prices was looming. With this backdrop Jim and Linda secured an offer around mid-October that was unconditional but had a few issues around price, chattels and settlement date.

These issues were overcome and by the end of October we had an unconditional contract; in no small part to the tenacity Jim and Linda showed and the sage advice they proffered us when the sale looked as though it may founder.

I can highly recommend Jim and Linda as a team to run with; their understanding of the market place is second to none and our experience was that they do hang in there when the going might seem to be getting a little tough.


— Mike Newland

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your efforts on the sale of our property at 19 Martin road Matakana.
You have kept us informed every step of the way and answered any of our questions with honesty.
We have enjoyed working with you and wish you well in the future with real estate.
Many thanks again


— Rosemarie and Neville Forman

I have known and dealt with Linda Smith of premium real estate since march of 2018.
Since then I have been both buyer and a seller of two valuable properties in the Brick Bay and Matakana areas.
I found that she always both acted and communicated in a timely and professional manner so there was never any doubt in my mind as to where things were at.
She also marketed both properties properly to the satisfaction of both parties. I have no hesitation in recommending Linda as an astute and effective real estate sales person.


— Roger Burrill

Linda was the Sales Agent when I sold my property in Matakana last year.

The land was a premium property, a working farm, with riparian rites, extensive estuary and sea views, with a modern architecturally designed house by Andrew Paterson.

Linda kept good communication between prospective buyers and with me. In the time it took to sell the property we got to know Linda well, She showed initiative and was positive, following through all the Sale leads and the outcome was a good sale where both seller and buyer were happy.

I recommend Linda as a good trustworthy Sales Agent.


— Judith Larsen