Daniel’s knowledge of the real estate industry meant he could guide us to a listing price when so may other agents are reluctant to price a property.
The Bluesky team's professional approach make it a pleasure to prepare the marketing of our home as we were included in the whole process. We had prompt feedback from open homes and viewings so we knew where the buyers were at. The sale process is underpinned by Daniel’s flexible unique approach that allows for client choice of performance commission. All of this made the process of selling our house a pleasure we would highly recommend the Bluesky Team.
- Heidi & Wade O'Brien
We have experienced other larger companies whom we feel, at times, charged fees that didn't reflect the level of service they provided.. you could teach them a lot.
- Tracey and Nick Tolan
"Hi Chelsea, we would like to thank you and Blue Sky so much for being part of our sale of our house. Chelsea you were very kind and easy to deal with, you were efficient and very approachable. When I had questions you were only a phone call away. We were super impressed with the outcome and results of the sale so Thank you once again.
We have found our forever home, so won't be selling any one soon - but will definitely recommend you and your service to others. "
Many thanks Laura and Kieran.
- Laura & Kieran
We have sold 3 properties with BlueSky... we simply would not consider anyone else!
- Jason & Megan Wood
"Chelsea Palmer sold our house in Hei Hei for us. She was absolutely the best person for the job. She was so helpful and trustworthy, and made everything smooth sailing. From the beginning of thinking about selling, she helped us make the right choices for us. She has a great understanding of the market and got us the dream offer we were hoping for.
Thank you so much Chelsea you have been such a great help!"
Nicole and Kevin
- Nicole & Kevin
My Husband and I would highly recommend Daniel to anybody considering selling their property. Daniel is a very pleasant, well mannered man with whom we felt we could place our trust. He is a pleasure to work with.
- C O’Neill
Thank you for your helpful assistance in the sale of my property last month. Your friendly professionalism was appreciated. Also appreciated your down to earth approach and the lack of glossy paraphernalia that goes with much of real estate deals these days. Your commission charges were realistic and reasonable.
- Robin Frew
The Blue Sky mantra regarding selling techniques and listening to and implementing the expectations that we had have been met with such a high standard that we could not wish for a more prompt and trouble free sale of two properties. Daniels’s enthusiasm and attention to detail has been fantastic and I believe that he should be what a real estate agent should be, someone whom is realistic about what a sale price should be, will tell you that and then will get the deal done.
- Greg Brand and family
We recently sold our house through Bluesky Real Estate using the Fair Trade system. From the time Daniel first told us about Fair Trade we thought it was a great idea. Fair Trade meant that once our house was sold we would decide the commission that we were to pay, based on how we thought our agent performed. Because of this we knew our agent would do his best to get us the best price that he could. Our house sold in the first week of marketing and we were extremely happy with the result.
We then settled on a commission which we thought was fair and in the end could not have been happier; the process was so easy.
We would recommend Bluesky Real Estate and the fair trade system to anyone thinking of selling and know we will use them again in the future.
- Sam & Anna James
For what it's worth, my experience with Bluesky has been extremely positive for both sales. As I think you know, I tend to have a very negative view of the real estate industry, but you have really done everything possible to communicate honestly and create value for us (especially the running around on the previous sale!), so thank you. I realise it doesn't mean much living up in Hamilton, but I'd totally recommend you to anybody I know selling property in the area.
Thanks and regards,
Thank you Daniel for your brilliant work that enabled us to get an excellent price for our property. I really appreciate the sensible advice and non pushy, quiet and logical approach you used when working with us.
Your encouragement and great email and phone communication kept us fully informed and we felt in control the whole time.
Your options for commission were explained well and we welcomed the opportunity to pay you on your performance. Again, this was approached with professionalism.
We have already recommended Blue Sky to a number of friends and will continue to do so.
- Pete and Celia Madden
I heartily recommend Bluesky to sell or buy in Christchurch/Canterbury. I found Daniel de Bont and his staff to be amiable yet professional, well-informed and yet open to the client's view. Their approach to real estate is refreshing and sound, providing a welcome alternative to the more usual approach of slick, high-pressure commercialism which can easily make the client feel like a small cog in a machine hell-bent on benefiting others rather than themselves. Daniel's great knowledge of New Zealand real estate and his considered marketing of the individual, specific property in hand was apparent throughout the process. The idea of the agency's commission being earned rather than taken for granted is not only fair but gives the client a sense of control over the eventual financial result which I appreciated.
We recently sold our house on Memorial Avenue through Daniel De Bont of Blue Sky. He was selected after interviewing more than 10 agents including those from large real estate agencies. We found Daniel to be very professional, ethical and explained in details various options of selling the property such as auction, deadline sale and sale by negotiation, related benefits and drawbacks plus associated cost. He provided a number of marketing options. He provided in writing what he believed was the value of the property unlike most of other agents who were just keen to sign-up without committing anything.
Agent’s commission is a significant cost of selling a property. We were delighted to know that Blue Sky had no fixed commission percentage and really left it for us to decide how much we would like to pay based on their performance. No doubt, Daniel worked hard and more than deserved what we paid him.
Our home was marketed well and was sold just after couple of open homes. Daniel continued to assist us with our house search in Auckland without expecting anything in return. We have developed a strong relationship with Daniel and his team and would recommend him to anyone who is planning to buy or sell a property. It’s hard to find someone like him in a market that is flooded with agents keen to just sign-up under big banners charging exorbitant fees.
- Abhay & Archana Joshi, Christchurch
We have recently sold our property using Daniel De Bont at Bluesky real estate. Daniel made selling our home (which we love dearly) an easy process, he listened to what we had to say/wanted and supported us through this time with constant communication regarding what was happening. When our home had sold the team at Bluesky assisted us with looking into properties of interest and really helped us with purchasing the perfect property for us. All the services that Bluesky provided was included in the fair trade based commission where we decided what we wanted to pay. There was no pressure at all and overall the experience was easy. Highly recommend using Daniel and his team at Bluesky
- Allanah Harris
Bluesky Real Estate really does 'tip the real estate industry on its head'. My father and I sold a house through Bluesky Real Estate from Sydney, Australia and was provided with nothing but the upmost professionalism and efficiency. Not only was the service we received of excellence but this was topped by the freedom to choose what commission you think is fair at the end of the selling process. Ultimately, you determine a fair commission rate for your agent! Unheard of and cutting edge! This obviously has a significantly positive impact on the entire process, especially on the agent/seller relationship where you know you are getting your moneys worth! Where else can you sell your property with this approach? This is the first of its kind and I predict that once you have experienced Bluesky Real Estate and their user friendly 'fair trade' approach to real estate, you won't list with any other real estate company again! Who doesn't like a 'fair trade' option particularly in the business of selling property. Many thanks to our agent Daniel for your consistent and hard work and all whilst saving us significant of time and money! I will definitely en-list with BlueSky again! We wish you all the best in your future business prospects.
- Yasmin Iese
Thank you Chelsea for the awesome job of selling our house with just one open home. We found you to be very professional and approachable and we have already recommended you to friends. The fair trade concept is a great idea and turns the rest of the industry on its head, definitely blue sky thinking. Thank you.
- Bryan & Davina
Chelsea and Bluesky were a pleasure to work with through both the sale of our house and purchase of our new house. They were always helpful and professional, and maximised the chances of selling our house by their conscientious efforts. Their communication with us was excellent, as they managed the whole process. I would recommend them wholeheartedly.
- Travis Glare
Chelsea was such a delight to deal with from the first appraisal to selling 18 months later, she left a really great impression with her friendliness and professionalism and we were so happy with our decision to go with her, meant quick easy no hassle sale at a good price. Would definitely sell again with her and recommend.
- Kirsty & Gareth
"We are so glad we chose someone as professional as Chelsea. From our perspective we needed a person we could trust as we are overseas based vendors. Chelsea worked so hard to provide a high level of customer service - from the first point of contact through to being sold. The process was so easy because of Chelsea's hard working ethic and her positive and sunny nature. Thank you for doing such a great job"
- Kate & Daniel
'We settled on this property today and just wanted to let you know how happy we were with the service Chelsea provided.
She was a great help in determining the marketing strategy and in bringing the property to market in a very short timeframe. We felt that she handled the presale negotiations on our behalf very well and were pleased with the result she achieved. We have already recommended her to friends looking to sell.
- Richard & Claire
"Chelsea's positive approach was all the confidence we needed to list our property with Blue Sky. We had an offer presented within three days to be exact WOW! We have another property to sell next year and Chelsea will be the first point of call without hesitation. Thanks Chelsea and Blue Sky."
"Chelsea is a treasure to deal with. Very helpful and reliable. Nothing was a problem and always handled very professionally.
We were delighted to be associated with Chelsea and highly recommend her. "
Brian and Christine Renwick
- Christine & Brian Renwick
"Thanks Chelsea for making the sale of our house so easy.
Great service, Great Rates and a Genuinely nice person!
Also, you told us you could sell our house in a week and you had the offer after the first weekend of open homes, so I agree with you when you said you were good at your job!"
- Blair & Hilary
"Chelsea is wonderful. We highly recommend her to anyone that is selling their home. Chelsea helped us to understand the selling process as it had changed a bit since we last sold ten years ago. She is very approachable and nothing is a hassle. Chelsea went above and beyond to help us and we got the desired result. If you want a friendly, honest and caring real estate agent to treat your home as your home and not just another commission then give Chelsea a call."
- Emma McHarg
"Recently I sold my property in Saby's Road, Halswell, with Daniel of BlueSky Real Estate. The complete process was simple and easy to follow. The photos and marketing of the property showed the property's full potential. I felt well informed at all stages of the process, with a quick and successful result. A joy to work with and would recommend to anyone looking at purchasing or selling a property in the future" - Shane, Seller January 2018.
"Daniel made our recent property purchase easy and stress free. His experience and relaxed manner made the process flow smoothly and he ensured we had all the information we needed, when we needed it. He helped us with sourcing a comprehensive and speedy rental assessment and streamlined the insurance process by having all the required information for us. We really liked Daniel and found him friendly, knowledgeable, up front, easily contactable and very professional."
I have been dealing with BlueSky Real Estate for a few years now. I have bought and sold a number of houses through them, most recently our rental property in Ensign streeet. They have a good feel for the local market and take the hassle out of the marketing and transaction process. All this for a fair price. Will definitely deal with BllueSky again.
- Leonard Arkesteijn
BlueSky delivered a service tailored to us, with options for marketing, advice on different sale strategies, and even the ability to choose the commission you pay your agent. It helps to have some control over the process at what can be a very stressful time.
A welcome change from agents with slick marketing and empty promises, Daniel was friendly, approachable and straightforward, achieving a quick sale with minimal hassle.
- Adam Moffat