What our clients say about us

We chose Min Sarginson Real Estate Ltd. to market our place in Governors Bay because of a number of factors really.

She was the local expert, had a strong presence in the harbour area, understood the local market and we felt that small and focused was good. The larger real estate companies don't work as a team - and were really only there to sign you up. Only the office that set up the listings seem to care - so in our books any advantage of size was gone.

Min also lives in the bay area - which means she lives and breathes the area - it also meant she was able to make herself available at minimal notice - something none of the other agents could offer.

We also felt that Min Sarginson Real Estate Ltd. truly offered the total package.... from regular meetings and updates on your property, comprehensive marketing strategies, competitive fees, 2 sets of premises in the area, strong advertising, use of websites etc...

Min put alot of energy and effort into selling our place and for that, we are eternally greatful ! The BEST thing was that you were always kept up to date regarding what was happening. Within literally minutes of a meeting with a buyer, we would receive a phone call updating us. We have never experienced anything as good as this when we have sold other properties. As a seller - you will know just how much this means.

If you are wanting a personal touch with a company that cares, then we would not hesitate to recommend Min Sarginson Real Estate Ltd. She took as much stress as possible out of the house selling business.

Thanks Min!!
Carole & John Garlick.

Hello Min, It has been two weeks now since the sale of our property & I have been meaning to write & convey to you our sincere thanks & appreciation of the work done on our behalf to bring that about. And especially to Tim whose natural ability, friendliness & helpful advice played a large part in achieving such a successful outcome. Carole & Alastair Hudson

Dear Tim

Thank you, thank you, thank you for everything you did to help us purchase our new home!

We absolutely love it and couldn't be happier.

Emily and Doug

Dear Min I am writing to thank your firm for excellent service during a recent transition from 52 Purau Port Levy Road to the West Coast. Tim Dunningham was really wonderful. We are an older couple who came to realise that it was time to move after 30 happy years at Purau, we really didn’t know how things work these days when selling. Tim was always available day or night, understanding and very helpful. We are very happy now and feel that we owe you and especially Tim huge thanks. Even at the time of moving there was a weather event, as Purau can have, he turned up to help, a real good person. Thank-you Tim and all the staff at Min Sarginson Real Estate. Wonderful service. Our best wishes Robin McCarthy & Marie Sheehan

Dear Tim and Min

Last month we were finally able to start a new chapter in our lives. After a collapsed sale in May using another agency, you were able to pull strings together, put us on the right track and assisted wherever it was required. No challenge was too big. It was my personal mistake to choose another agency and I still regret that choice.

You had every right not to take us onboard but you did and proved you have no competitors in local real estate market. We are very happy with the result. Throughout the sale process you were open, honest, reliable and very helpful. 10/10 service. Thank you Tim.

All the best,

Domen and Maja Camlek

I just wanted to thank you for all your efforts during the sale process. You earned every cent of your fee, and a lot more. Thank you very much for all your patience, diplomacy and skill in successfully concluding the sale. I would be delighted to recommend you to anyone wishing to sell their property. Kind Regards Tessa Kain

Dear Min,

I wish to place on record our families gratitude to Tim and Emma Dunningham who have handled the sale of the section at 10 Gilmour Tce, Lyttelton to the highest standards of professionalism. Their dealings with us were always on time and they handled a number of questions from the purchaser going above and beyond what would normally be expected of any Real Estate agent.

We could not have been more pleased with the great outcome which I am sure would not have happened without Tim and Emma’s great work behind the scenes. They are a credit to your Company and the Real Estate profession; we cannot speak highly enough of them and recommend them without hesitation to any future customer.

Again our thanks and kind regards,

Allan Sims



Jack and I would really like to thank you and Tim for all your expert advice, hints, tips, information and making everything so easy during the sale of the cutest wee bach in Diamond Harbour !!!.

Honestly you and Tim were great and made the process so easy and nothing was a hassle….just how we like things to be.

Sincere thanks again for everything.

Helen and Jack

In 2009 I co-owned a section in Governors Bay, Christchurch.

The section had been on the market on and off for over a year both with Trade Me and and other real estate agent in a very flat market.

Min Sarginson took over the marketing of the property when one of her agents left. I found Min to be thoroughly professional. She immediately contacted and set up separate meetings with myself and the co-owner .

She then proactively worked with buyers who showed interest in the section. This resulted in two offers from two different parties - the first offers in over a year.

Given the state of the market this process took some time and Min would always ring and leave a message giving feedback on the buyer's progress.

The price achieved was realistic for the market and it was a relief to have the section sold so I could utilise the funds elsewhere.

I would recommend Min Sarginson to other vendors.

Yours truly
Kathy Basire

Hi Min

Just been to the Solicitors & they say SOLD !!!!.

Many many thanks for all you have done through this process. Your professional & calm manner has been most appreciated. I'm so pleased that this is a win win for all concerned.

Thank you once again.

K and B

37 Hawkhurst Rd, Lyttelton

1) I am very happy with your service and could not wish for better.

2) Your updates are just great — you impress me.

3) Your promises speak volumes as you sure do stand by your word.

4) So obliging to speak to on the phone with a laugh or two as well and Min you are such a lovely understanding great Real Estate Agent.

5) Definitely nice to speak with nice people that take their time to listen and help in anyway.

6) It has opened my eyes to see what great service you give. I would not hesitate in recommending you to anyone that is wanting to sell. Thank-you for your timeless work of 24/7. Your caring honesty and updates I thank-you.

Yours sincerely
Jan Rodgers

Tim Dunningham you have been an absolute pleasure to work with over the past few months. You have kept us informed constantly of client feedback, pending viewings, and at all times conducted yourself in a professional manner without being intrusive.

Your quiet approach allowed would-be clients the opportunity to feel at home when they came through the front door certainly was the right approach for the Diamond Harbour market.

Congratulations from both of us in achieving the sale of our house in Koromiko Crescent, we wish you every success in the future and have no hesitation in giving you a recommendation to friends who are considering selling.

With all good wishes,

Archie and Mary Fiddes

7 February 2019

Dear Min

I just wanted to put down in writing our thanks to you for the very solid job you did in selling No.5 Mariners Cove for us.

Within three weeks of being instructed you advertised it, marketed it, carried out numerous viewings and got an acceptable offer, which as you know completed very rapidly.

And you were around personally at all hours of the day and night to accomplish the task.

That's brilliant professional service and our grateful thanks to you.

With best wishes
Martin Brown

From deciding on sales particulars through to photography and sale the process was professional and personal. I really felt that Tim understood my expectations and how the house would appeal to the genuinely interested buyers he showed through the property within a short time of marketing. He kept me informed of people’s interest which I really appreciated given how stressful a time it can be. I really recommended Tim for the time and effort he put into getting the right buyer and agreeable price and terms of sale. Thank you Tim, great job. Meirwen Pride

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