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Testimonials

Thank you so much Shona for selling our house. What a great outcome!

Chris & Pauline

Shona McMillan sold my house, which turned out to be a lot more difficult than anyone expected, least of all me. She still managed to get a multiple offer situation and therefore the best offer for me. Shona has proven to be a very skilled negotiator, hard working, very conscientious and trustworthy and above all she has been kind, encouraging, supportive and genuine. Couldn't have wished for a better person to help me and guide me through a very challenging journey and I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a knowledgeable, skilled and honest real estate agent who has her client's best interest at heart.

Thanks a million, Shona, you are truly amazing and I couldn't have sold my house without you!!!

Birgit

Shona McMillan recently sold our house and we were extremely pleased with the result. Shona was at all times professional, a great communicator, listened to what we were saying, always willing to give good advice if we asked and got the job done. She made, what can be a stressful time, into a seamless end result. We would highly recommend Shona if you want your house sold and we would certainly use her if we were considering selling again in the future.

Charlie and Jillian

If you've ever had to buy or sell a house, I think you will agree it can be one of the most stressful things you can do in life!

We put an offer on our "dream" property, we didnt even have our own house on the market and we needed to sell in order to get finance. We only had 10 days, and others also had their eyes on our dream property, as you can imagine stress levels were high!

I started with the Yellow Pages and contacted Living Corporation - Thank goodness. Fom the very first phone call Shona left me feeling at ease. Her local knowledge was spot on. She was enthusiastic and confident. Honestly, Shona immediately took the stress out of selling.

Shona is professional, organised and completely in control. We have found her to be warm and friendly, a really lovely person. Shona sold our house at the price we needed and all within our 10 day limit! The whole experience went from what seemed like "mission impossible" to a done deal.

We are now moving to our dream property.

We highly recommend Shona, give her a call, it was the best thing we did

Saffron & Murray Johnston

We recently sold our home with Shona; and through her efficiency and hard work, Shona made a potentially difficult process hassle-free and simple. We would happily recommend Shona to anyone contemplating relocation, she is well worth the phone call.

Andrew and Vi Cook.

3 weeks ago I rang your office to see if you would be interested in having a discussion about what you could offer me if I gave you my house to sell.

At that stage you were, in my mind, a fresh modern looking company but I was not sure if I should go for that or a more established company/agents who seemed to have a large share of the houses to sell in my area.

You sent Shona McMillan to see me & I liked her style right from the start. She basically ticked all my boxes plus she has these qualities in spades.

Professional, knowledgeable, passionate, enthusiastic, hard working, focused, patient, a great communicator - listens & reads people well.

Shona made me feel like I was her number one client & that made me feel confident and more relaxed throughout the process. Her personality suited mine perfectly.

We sold last night & the sign is up !!

I'm patting myself on the back too because I think I made a great business decision in choosing Shona and Living Corporation to selling my house.

You have a wonderful asset in Shona McMillan and Shona in turn is backed by a company who supports her qualities and style you can both be assured of my high recommendation to others.

A BIG THANK YOU TO YOU ALL !!

Diane Foster

Dear Judd

Just wanted to let you know what a wonderful agent you have in Shona McMillan. I have been extremely impressed with how she handled what was a difficult sale of our house on Murano St. She acted with integrity and respect throughout the whole long-winded process. You are fortunate indeed to have her in your team!

Cheers

Sally

Shona contacted me following up on another Living Corporation open home I had attended. I was really just "window shopping" at that stage as I was still a little undecided as to whether I was selling or not so Shona offered to come and give me a market appraisal for my home.

From the moment Shona knocked on my door to the phone call confirming the sale of my property Shona exuded confidence and professionalism. She took her time to understand what had motivated me to consider selling and moving on, and spent time working through the pros and cons with me. I really appreciated her considered opinions, her integrity and her respect for my decisions. She never made me feel pressured and always discussed the available options with me as we made our way through the selling process. Shona's friendly demeanour and easygoing nature were a breath of fresh air during what can be a stressful time and I highly recommend Shona to any person dipping their toes into the real estate market.

Thank you Shona for a good result and helping me to move into my "forever" home.

 

Carol Dunstone

 

Hi Shona, a big thank you from John and myself for your efforts over Ajax Street. We loved the cake and had fun undoing the shopping basket and seeing all the Kiwiana goodies.
We have told all our friends how great you were.

 

Kay Dowie and John Pearce

To Shona and the team at Living

We wish to thank you for all the organizing… Warren & I have and will continue to recommend you.
Thank you & best wishes

 

Warren & Deborah Corkin

We chose Shona to market our house after meeting her at an open home many months before. Shona certainly made selling our house really easy!!! I found her to be professional, knowledgeable, very hardworking, trustworthy and friendly. I felt confident that we were in capable hands. I was impressed with how promptly Shona always got back to us with any queries we had. We're very happy with the result and can’t wait to move into our new home. I'd definitely recommend Shona to anyone!

Many thanks and kind regards

 

Sarah & Steve Pritchard

 

Dear Shona


Thanks so much to yourself and Living Corporation for the beautiful basket of goodies you left for us - we couldn't believe our eyes!! Lovely towels to use in the next house - Pinot Noir to celebrate -
photo box with 36 Kinmont photo's - most enjoyable music CD - the DVD photo's of house as promised and not forgetting the loo paper - haha - plus the lovely collapsible basket. You have really spoilt us! All in all we have done very well with the sale of our home thanks to your endeavours. You are part of a very friendly team and we will have no hesitation in recommending yourself and Living Corporation in the future. Wishing you a very happy Xmas, a nice relaxing break and all good wishes for a prosperous, healthy and happy 2013.
Warm Regards
 

 

 

 

Thelma and Jim

To whom it may concern

It has been a pleasure dealing with Shona during the sale of my property. A few months ago there was an offer on my house which fell over. I was naturally disappointed about this, but Shona was upbeat and positive. She assured me she would sell my house, and she did. Even before the next open day was held she had an offer for me from a person on her database. After the first open home she had a back-up offer for me as well. The house was sold in two weeks, which is far quicker than I expecting, and I was happy with the price.

Shona has impressed me with her friendliness, energy, persistance, clear communication skills and thorough knowledge of the Mosgiel real estate market. She kept me well informed about what was happening during all stages of the marketing and sales process. I would have no hesitation recommending her services to others.

 

 

 

Allison Rudd

To Shona

A small appreciation for your friendly guidance & hard work successful outcome. We wish you all the best & thanks again.

 

 

 

Thelma & Jim

Dear Shona,

We wish to Thank you for all your hard work at selling our house. Our house was not easy to sell due to the path and the difficult market, you have done a great job in achieving our target.

You are very knowledgeable about the area, efficient, very caring, friendly, professional and have great communication skills! You always keep us updated through out the whole process. We would definitely recommend you to our friends and family.

Best wishes

Sarah & Lilly

To whom it may concern

I've been viewing open homes for the last four or five years - just whenever I was restless. That's when I met Shona. She impressed me with her genuine interest and common sense the first day we met. For years she has stayed in touch - never pushy but making available relevant information at just the right time. She furnished sound advice when I was struggling with legal matters and insightful encouragement during a marriage separation. And this was all with a very small likelihood of any financial return.
So finally, when I was ready to sell, guess who I turned to? That’s right! The house was skilfully marketed by Shona and got a return that exceeded everyone's expectations. It was an unconditional, cash sale - one of four offers made within the first week of exposure on websites and in Property Press. Shona McMillan had the experience and finesse to bring all parties together for good. I'm so appreciative of her character and abilities that I leapt at this opportunity to give credit where credit is due. I highly recommend her professional services. If you are selling or just restless - give her a call at Living Corporation Limited.

 

 

 

 

Carol Boyd

Dear Shona

 

We want to say a special thanks to you for your professional help to sell out loved piece of paradise - Our family home. We knew you were the right person for the task the first time we met you. We trusted your professional knowledge and experience with the advertising and marketing and you brought us the best result. Your Company and staff should be very proud to have you as part of their team conducting yourself so professionally. So we want to thank-you very much from the bottom of our hearts

 

S & L Casey

Hi Shona,

Just a quick email to thank you for the gift basket that you gave us yesterday. It was totally unexpected and Jackie assures me that there is no chance an estate agent in the UK would make such a gesture! While I'm sure you have a standard basket gift for all your new home owners, it was especially a nice touch in our case with Jackie being an English person settling in NZ for the first time and myself returning 'home'... all the Kiwiana made an impressive collection!

Also an overall thank you for your professionalism and assistance throughout the purchase process. While we know that you are being paid by the seller and therefore act primarily for them, we felt that you genuinely made the effort for us too, and took the time to ensure that our questions were answered and any potential problems dealt with quickly. For us the whole process was smooth and you have made it quite hard for us to recommend anyone other than Shona McMillan and Living Corporation in future!!

All the best :-)



Geoff and Jacqueline

Dear Shona

Thank-you very much for all your work and help over the past couple of months. We will not hesitate to recommend you to our family and friends

 

Thanks again Rebecca, Andy & Family

I purchased a house through Shona McMillian recently and would thoroughly recommend her to any prospective client. I had a change of life style agenda that I hoped would accommodate finding a house and moving to Dunedin. Shona was very attentive to my needs and wish list. I have found her professionally competent with a relaxed manner that put me at ease with the whole process and yet confident with her diligence and thoroughness at the same time. I did not feel any pressure of persuasion on her part which is important during the reviewing stage of this business. She was very accommodating with all areas of concern and enquiry, assisting with organizing the necessary inspections and legal issues of concern. I remain impressed with how pleasant the whole experience was.

 Thank you Shona

 

 

 

Robyn Urquhart

We have pleasure in recommending Shona McMillan of Living Corporation as your Marketing Consultant to help you in the marketing and ultimate sale of your biggest asset, the family home.
Shona was chosen by us to market our home which after just four weeks, sold for an acceptable price in a very difficult market. We were very impressed with the quiet and efficient manner she handled the sale and her professionalism was beyond expectation. Shona is a very caring person with a cheerful disposition who is seldom ruffled and remains calm and cheerful despite any setbacks on which she is confronted. We found her to be always completely honest and were happy with her approach and attitude and her negotiation skills have helped us to move on, We are indebted to her for her patience and flexibility. Although dubious at the start we found Shona's marketing strategy worked well and lead to a satisfactory conclusion.
Living Corporation at which she is a senior consultant, although a young company is owned and operated by a husband and wife partnership with combined experience of many years leading a professional team of consultants. It was obvious to us that Living Corporation practice a 'team approach' which is beneficial to the seller. Shona with the backing of Living Corporation did a wonderful job in keeping us informed and all things were handled in a timely way and business was performed in a very professional manner.
Sincerely,

Ian and Joan Gray

We're very happy about the quick sale and it was just in the nick of time! I think we will celebrate once I get over to Australia! Thanks for all your hard work and many open homes.

 

Kind Regards

 

Yvette Parker

"Shona is an excellent agent and a very professional person to work with. She is very responsive to any enquiries I had and had my best interests in mind. Thankyou Shona and Living Corporation for a great delivery of service and end result"

Cheers -

Jamie

I chose Shona McMillan to market my property after seeing her at several open homes and being impressed by her friendly, approachable manner with potential buyers. I found Shona to be professional and super organised, honest and direct. Shona does what she says she will do and knows how to sell a property with integrity and respect for both vendor and purchaser. Shona provided assistance to me beyond her role as my agent and this was greatly appreciated. I have been fully satisfied with the service from Shona and the sale of my property.



Kathy Aloniu

 

From the initial meeting to discuss selling options, Shona has been extremely positive and honest in her approach. At no point have I felt under pressure to sign up for something I did not want. My house was sold very quickly, within 4 weeks from signing up with Living Corp. I attribute the quick sale to great photos and excellent customer service. The extra personal touches have made this selling experience a stress and hassle free one. These are not normally words I would associate with selling a house but it really has been a pleasure to deal with Shona and she would top of the list if we should need to sell again in the future.

 

Steve Grave

It was with some apprehension that we started to look for an estate agent to sell our house as having bought and sold many times before, experience has taught us that a good relationship and plenty of open communication with the agent is key to a successful house sale. Within minutes of meeting Shona, I felt completely confident that her optimism and enthusiast manner would ensure a speedy and smooth house sale. From the onset, Shona whilst guiding us through the options available also listened to what we wanted and needed and in this showed her amazing ability to communicate effectively. Within a week of the first advertisement in The Property Press we had accepted an offer that was agreeable to all parties and during this time Shona went over and above what might reasonably be expected by way of endless visits, telephone calls frequently outside normal working hours, reassuring us if we had concerns and generally being available when we needed her. I would not hesitate to recommend Shona to anyone who is considering selling and is looking for an agent who is competent, knowledgeable and has the ability to
listen to her clients

Lucy and Rob Anderson.

I have recently sold a house and bought a new one through your company Living Corporation Ltd. I just wanted to let you know how impressed I was with your team and especially what fantastic service I received from Shona McMillan. She has been a fountain of knowledge for me as I haven’t had much experience in buying/selling houses. Shona has always been friendly, approachable and professional in all interactions and has gone out of her way to help me in any way that she can, and even after the sale is still in contact with me concerning a small matter with the previous owners of my new home. Too often managers receive letter of complaints, so I just wanted to send you an email of praise! I would not hesitate to recommend Shona to any of my friends and family for future buying/selling of homes and indeed I have already put out a fantastic review of Shona and your company to the hospital where I work. Thank you for employing such a dedicated person in your wonderful team.

 

Justine Kennedy

“In the last months of 2007, my son, husband and I renovated a property as an investment. Upon completion, we decided to market the property ourselves and so set upon the task of listing on Trademe, placing advertisements in the ODT, having open days etc. While we were pleased with the interest in our property, nothing tangible eventuated and as Christmas was looming we decided to enlist the help of Shona to sell the property. We were impressed with her relaxed professional attitude and were relieved to hand over marketing to her. She arranged for open homes on the Saturday and Sunday and we were thrilled to have a contract by 5pm on the Sunday for an amount more than we expected receive. In all our dealings with Shona we have been impressed with her efficient and friendly manner, and wouldn’t hesitate to have her market any future property we have to sell.”

 

Beverley Lyon

 

“Dear Shona
Thank you so much for all your help and support in finding our dream house. It just goes to show that hard work pays off when the agent listens to the buyer’s needs and wants and follows up on things. All the best for Christmas and New Year and I look forward to any dealings we will have in the future.”

Aimee & Dave

 

“We would like to thank Shona McMillan for all her dedication and assistance in or recent sale and purchase. We found Shona down to earth and her enthusiasm was endless. Shona listened to our ideas and wishes and was not over-bearing. Shona achieved a great result for us in a short period of time."

Tony & Debbie Sachtler

"Shona McMillan of Living Corporation recently sold our house for us, and we’re happy to give her our highest recommendation. She’s efficient, highly professional, was always a pleasure to deal with. Shona kept us completely informed during the whole process, making it as easy as possible for us and we’re thrilled with the final outcome. Thanks Shona!"

 

Craig McNaughton

"As a family we have moved house many times in the last few years. During this time we have had experiences with many people selling real estate from many different companies. Shona who works for Living Corporation and was our point of contact we found to be far superior to previous encounters with real estate personnel. Shona we found not just her professional approach to the whole proceedings but her personal touches and her ability to make the whole process a pleasant and enjoyable one, made the whole process seem easy. We thank Living Corporation and in particular Shona, for her professionalism and style not often encountered in this trade."

 

Graeme Conway

We found Shona to be very efficient and focused on getting an excellent deal for us. We are extremely happy with the way she handled the sale of our house. She has been very friendly and courteous and we would highly recommend her.

John & Hermien

 

Thank-you so much for all you did for the sale of our house in Maitland Street. We do appreciate your efforts. I know you worked your butts off.

 

 

 

Vicki & Graham Blair

 

Thank-you for helping us to settle in Dunedin.

 

Karen & Paul

 

Thank-you for your help & support in our house hunt. Please accept this token of our appreciation. Very best wishes.

 

 

 

Keith & Grant

 

 Dear Shona
Thank you for all your efforts to pull this one off at the 11th hour. I couldn’t have received a better Christmas present.

 

Steve Randle

 

Thank you so much for selling our house so promptly and professionally, which then enabled us to buy our new family home. Your friendly and bubbly personality made us feel at ease throughout the whole process. I would recommend Shona to anyone who wishes to sell their property.

 

 

 

Rachel Cash

First impressions stand strong for me personally. Through Living Corporation I was appointed Shona McMillan as my Marketing Consultant. Shona showed outstanding communication & people skills from day one, an essential needed quality for the successful sale of my property. Shona made me feel very comfortable and relaxed through what I thought would have been a very stressful experience for me. I had complete faith and trust in her efficiency and professional advise to be capable of making an informed decision regarding the successful sale of my property. I'm very lucky to have had such an efficient, honest and down to earth Marketing Consultant. I highly recommend Shona McMillan to any prospective seller. Thank you so much Shona.

 

Amanda Day

Dear Shona,
We wish to acknowledge the effort and enthusiasm shown in the process of marketing and selling our Warrington property.
We were impressed by the thorough presentation setting out how the company approaches the process and the clarity of all the steps involved, your instant follow up of any questions and your positive attitude in dealing with all matters, leading to the satisfactory result.
It has been our pleasure to have you working for our benefit,
Thank-you sincerely

 

David & Patricia Campbell

“Selling a house is very stressful, especially if you have never done this before!" My sister-in-law told me about Shona – saying you could not ask for a better agent, so Shona and I made a time to meet.  From the first meeting, it was clear that she was competent, friendly, reassuring and a woman on a mission.  She asked me by when I wanted the house sold – I told her a month and she delivered.  She talked me through all the processes and explained the pros and cons of each situation; came with multiple offers and the house was sold! Thank you Shona – you have been awesome throughout this process and I will always be happy to recommend you to anyone selling a property.

 

Korozaan

Shona proactively contacted me this year knowing that I had previously tried to sell my home in St Kilda.  With the market conditions favourable to my kind of home, she recognised the perfect window of opportunity and I'm forever grateful she did. 

Her professional network and expertise in choosing the most effective marketing plan meant that I had quality prospects practically immediately.

 It was also critically important I nurture the relationship with the existing tenants, and Shona went over and above to ensure they were well considered and experienced minimal inconvenience during the sale process.

 

Thank you Shona for your professionalism, energy, wisdom and guidance to get me through the sale and resolve this chapter in my life.  You're a champion.  

Demelza